Tips to ensure electrical Safety for Your Kids when you’re away


Electrical safety tips for your kids and wards

While electrical safety should be observed for everyone, it is considered a higher priority for children. Regardless of the age, kids need to be aware of the electrical hazards and danger of playing or being careless with electricity.

We have however, compiled this list to enlighten parents and guardians to teach kids how to take charge of their electrical safety.

Check out these electrical safety tips to help your kids with when at home and outside the home:

Electrical Safety for Children at Home

  • Educate the kids never to stick their fingers or any object into an electrical outlet or light bulb socket.
  • Always use plug caps when you have kids in the house to avoid them plugging to the electrical sockets.
  • Ensure you don’t have electrical power sockets near the pool to avoid electrical shock when using appliances while in the pool same time.
  • Keep their fingers and other objects out of small appliances, such as toasters, even if the appliance is off.
  • Keep electrical wires and appliance cords away from sources of heat,sources of water like sinks, bathtubs, etc
  • Inform them to never put drinks on top of video game consoles or other electrical devices.
  • If you see a worn, frayed or damaged electrical cord, notify an adult immediately.

Electrical Safety precaution for children outdoors

  • Do not climb trees that are near power lines or have power lines running through them.
  • Never try to remove an item from the power lines by themselves rather they should inform an adult.
  • Do not climb utility poles.
  • Keep away from electric substations.
  • Never climb on fences around electric substations.
  • Stay away from fallen electrical wires and inform an adult to call the power company to report the downed wire.

Pay your electricity bills on VTpass

  • Visit www.vtpass.com ,
  • Click this to select your electricity area,
  • Enter your payment details and submit.

Your token would be delivered almost immediately after payment.

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Buy WAEC Result Checker Pin Online

 

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2018 may/June results was released on 4th July, 2018 by WAEC. You need a WAEC Result checker pin to check the result online.

How to Buy WAEC Result checker Pins

You can buy your WASSCE result checker pin on VTpass from the comfort of your phone / laptop using your Debit/ATM card in 3 easy steps;

1. logon to www.vtpass.com/waec-result

2. Enter your phone number, email and other required details.

3. Make Payment using your debit card.

You can also buy through the VTpass mobile app. Visit the google playstore and IOS app store to download the VTpass mobile app.

It’s simple, secure and convenient.

Visit www.vtpass.com/waec-result to buy your WAEC result checker pins now.

 

How to check WAEC Result

Follow the steps below to check your result on www.waecdirect.org

1. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number. (This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)

2. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2018.

3. Select the Type of Examination.

4. Enter the Card Serial Number.

5. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up.

CHELSEA AND BARCELONA FACEOFF

Now and always, the UEFA League brings together clubs from various parts of the world in drilling matches. And this year’s matches have been no exception. As for more reasons than one, the matches have they been quite spectacular. Also, having several clubs from several other leagues play on the same field is nothing short of thrilling. But there is really nothing like having an English club play against a Spanish club. Well, this is what is about to go down today in today’s match. But the teams playing are no mere English or Spanish clubs. They are top contenders in their various leagues. In no plain words, we are talking about the Chelsea-Barcelona face-off that is happening live today. Just by paying attention to the build-up before the match, it is easy to tell just how spectacular it would be.

Now, you wouldn’t want to miss this match for any reason in the world. But then, things happen. You go to work and come home to find that your TV subscription has not been renewed. Or maybe you are caught in traffic. And you somehow tried to renew your data subscription just to stream the match, but the network is killing. Worse still, you are already in the middle of the match, and your data or TV subscription expires. Now, this can be some sore eyes situation.

Well, you do not have to worry about this anymore. With VTpass, you can successfully watch the Chelsea vs. Barcelona match without any hiccups. This is because VTpass makes it so very convenient to renew your TV subscription, electricity bills, airtime and data. In three easy, quick steps, you can get to make the match really accessible to you. All you need do is log on, select and pay.

And yes, VTpass is less susceptible to the glitches of bad technological services. So, you can be sure that today’s battle between these two top contenders will be in the palm of your hands. So, go on and log on to www.vtpass.com or download the VTpass app on Google Play Store and renew your data or TV  subscription.

A HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM VTPASS

VTpass wishes everyone who is privileged to sit around a table of roasted turkey or other sumptuous meal and say thanks a happy Thanksgiving. There is nothing worth thankful for than being alive and having your family and friends all around you. And what’s a Thanksgiving without sharing? Well, VTpass has made sharing, even more, fun and convenient through the online payment platform, www.vtpass.com. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can easily share airtime and data with your friend. You can even afford to pay their electricity bills, cable tv subscriptions and so much more without having to see them at all. Really, this is more than any plastic-wrapped turkey you can afford to give them.

Talking about roasted turkey; this week, Donald Trump performed the obligatory before-thanksgiving ceremony where he got to pardon a lucky turkey and spare him the burden of coming under the knife.

The turkey which weighs about 36 pounds was given official pardon while the rest are left to bend their neck to the Thanksgiving celebration. Honestly, except for the fact that it is practised by one of the world’s powerful nations, this tradition sounds quite bizarre but it has quite a formidable heritage supporting it. Something that truly deserves a telling over and over again.

It all started with Tad, the fine son of our good president, Abraham Lincoln. In 1863, a turkey had been brought to Lincoln’s home for Christmas dinner. But young Tad took a liking for the turkey and pleaded that its life should be spared. Following this, the tradition of keeping a turkey alive has somehow managed to slip into modern civilisation.

But at first, it was not quite a binding rule to spare these turkeys. In fact, dead and roasted turkeys were usually offered as gifts to presidents during the 1870s. A Rhode Island poultry farmer Horace Vose was very accountable in this regard. Called the poultry king, Vose’dead and roasted Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys started with President Ulysses S. Grant and continued till he died in 1913. Even after his death, the “turkey gifts” were established as a customary practice and an emblem of goodness.

It was not until 1947 that the National Turkey Federation and the Poultry and Egg National Board gave live turkeys to the then President Harry Truman. Somehow, President Truman got pretty excited about this and photographed himself with the adorable turkey weighing 42 pounds before slapping it unto his Christmas plate. But already, the iconic image stuck out like a thumb in the minds of many.

President John Kennedy in 1963 took a cue from this and pardoned a turkey given him for a celebration. The president’s choice to offer clemency to the turkey might be slightly influenced by the sign that stuck around the turkey’s head which read, “Good eating, Mr President.” To this, Mr President simply replied, “We’ll just let this one grow.”

After Kennedy, this sparing a turkey’s life, it was pretty much becoming a campaign so that President Richard Nixon went on to send off the birds offered to him as gifts to the local petting zoo. Perhaps he didn’t feel right sending off the birds to a straightforward death in the presidential kitchen. President Ronald Reagan followed this trend, sending off Charlie, his birdie gifts to the Frying Pan petting zoo, but not without mentioning that the turkey had been pardoned.

November 26, 2008
George Bush (C) pardons a turkey named Pumpkin

Well, George H. W. Bush on the 17th day of November 1989 came all out to declare the pardoning of turkeys. He said “let me assure you, and this fine tom turkey…he’s granted a presidential pardon as of right now.”

And true to Bush’s words, several lucky turkeys have received pardon every November at the hands of benevolent American presidents.

Wow, this is quite a story. It tells of the making of history by merely sharing and offering gifts. You too can make a good impression on your folks by sharing so much love with your family. And this you can do with www.vtpass.com. By logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can in three easy steps share airtime and data with anyone. Also, you can also share and pay those pending electricity bills, cable TV subscriptions and lots more with www.vtpass.com.

THINGS USED AS CURRENCY BEFORE THERE WAS MONEY OR VTPASS

Ask any brilliant, economic mind out there what money or currency is. And they will go all out to say something like this:

Money is a current medium of exchange in form of coins and banknotes. Also, it refers to the assets, resources or wealth owned by something or someone.

One word that catches one’s eyes in this scholarly definition is the use of the word ‘current’. Somehow, this presupposes the idea that money as a medium of exchange evolves from time to time. Although we now employ coins and banknotes as our current currency. This might yet get to change in times to come.

Or has the change come already?

Well, steadily and surely, the currency/money change is happening. In fact, it is so in the air. First, there was the cashless policy. And now, there are online wallets from where you can save, withdraw and even spend money. Invariably, at the forefront of this cashless currency is VTpass.

VTpass is an online payment platform where anyone can pay for their everyday services. With www.vtpass.com, you can buy your MTN, GLO, AIRTEL and 9MOBILE airtime and data subscription. And also, you can also pay your electricity bills, DSTV, STARTIMES and GOTV cable tv subscriptions as well as perform other transactions.

And yes, as a registered user, VTpass also serves as an online wallet. Not only can you save any amount of money in a safe and secure wallet that belongs solely to you. You can also pay for services right from this wallet. What this means is that without having to withdraw from the bank and the likes, you can settle your everyday expenses. Right from your VTpass wallet, you can pay your electricity bills, tv subscriptions, data and airtime.

Evidently, the next medium of exchange is already on your doorstep with www.vtpass.com.

But then, it would be good if we took a time travel to the older generations to know just what they spent. If anything else, the coins and banknotes that seem to pervade everywhere were not in anyway what the Amazons and traditional people of the past spent.

So, here are the forms of money that were spent back in the days.

Let’s start with the most familiar of things:

  1. Gold: Now this is very familiar but rare. When gold was very abundant in African countries like Gold Coast (Ghana) and non-African countries like America’s California, it was of rare currency value. currencyJust like people would do anything for a lot of banknotes, it was not unusual to see people becoming slave miners just to get the feel of gold.
  2. Silver: Along this line, refined silver was also a valuable means to buy and sell.silver,currency
  3. Beads: Now going way back in time, beads were also of very weighty value.
  4. Stones: Now it is getting to sound ludicrous, right? Well, wait till you see others.
  5. cowry: This is quite familiar and precious. It was especially known with African countries like Nigeria. Now cowries are merely used as adornments, can you imagine?cowry,currency
  6. Shell: Don’t be put off. Using shell as a medium of exchange is actually the same as using cowries. Maybe even more precious. These shells, mostly clam and conch shells, are usually beautiful and exotic. Something you would want to keep with you, even. Now, you can simply find them at the beach. But this does not reduce their value anyway.shell,currency
  7. Copper: It’s a wonder if the people in the past ever knew that copper would count for something in the electrical world. Well, whether they knew or not, they thought of it as a valuable money medium.
  8. Salt: It was quite a luxury getting to have your food sweetened with salt. So yes, it served as a medium of exchange in the past. This might be due to its manner of discovery and the very fact that it was hard to refine and all.
  9. Paper:  The discovery of paper from trees created a very mad rush for it. It was a marvel. Well, not like this is any different from what we have. What we have now are faces printed on paper.
  10. Animals: Now this has nothing to do with the buying and selling of animals for festivities. This actually involves using animals as cows and sheeps as currencies. Not only that, even fishes and animal dungs were means of trade by barter. The dungs of bats, in particular, were very expensive currencies.
  11. Plants: The people of the past hadn’t a care in the world so they could afford to trade barley for tea plants. Just as they could mess around with using peppercorns and rice as money values. Now rice was quite something then.
  12. Blood: Don’t puke at this one. Because any day, anytime, the human blood will always be valuable and a viable currency. Blood is life itself; it restores life to a dying person. It’s no wonder we have a blood bank. And if kidneys, lungs, hearts, hair and the likes are now donated, why couldn’t the people of the past sell blood.

So we are now past all these old currencies and money medium. And we are even walking into a new era of online exchanges. Indeed, change is the one constant thing in life. Vtpass forewords this new line of movement with the VTpass wallet. By being a registered member of www.vtpass.com, you can save, withdraw and transfer money from your VTpass wallet. Not only that, you can also make payment for your everyday services in three easy steps through your VTpass wallet. Hence, you can pay your electricity bills, Mtn, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile airtime and data subscriptions. You can as well as renew your Dstv, Gotv and Startimes subscriptions through www.vtpass.com.

The future is already here with www.vtpass.com and you can’t afford to be left behind.

CAREER PATH: ALL YOU SHOULD KNOW

As humans with a solid sense of purpose, there are many projects we have to build to completion. For one, we have the mind to build a house and own it. We also want to build a relationship with whoever we love. We want to build close ties with the people around us. And then we want to grow our bank accounts and wallets. At VTpass, we want to build a networked customer base that pays for their everyday services through our online platform at www.vtpass.com. In essence, we all want to build a life. But then, at the heart of it all, there is one thing we should all want to build: a career.

A career might sound like the daily job routine you take up. Or the constant motions you have to go through every eight to five pm from Monday to Friday. This might look something like what a career is, but there is actually more to it.

A career is a long-term cause you decide to give and commit yourself to. In essence, a career is that one purpose you have decided to dedicate yourself to.

careerIt might be just about anything. Ranging from commerce to technology to music and charity, there is always one thing we eventually get to love as we get to know ourselves better. And it is on this one passion we get to build our lives for the rest of our lives. This is, in fact, our career.

Now, many people might have caught a whiff of what they see themselves doing for a long time. But not many people actually engage themselves in acts that move them closer to the overall realisation of their careers. While they go on to take on deviant jobs that earn them good salaries. They ignore just what they are best skilled at. They even go on to dabble in extra-curricular activities that go outside the framework of their career. By implication, they do not walk on their career path.As much we can go on to get jobs and earn salaries, we should be career driven.

A career driven person will take out time to ensure that every daily endeavour undertaken is done with retrospect to the bigger purpose.

So, if you are bent on being an agricultural entrepreneur, it won’t make much sense to work in a bank for such a long time. Rather, you will be intent on working in a food production company for a while or being around a farm. Also, you will be particular about attending conferences and seminars that border around being farming and all. Likewise, a musician in the making will be hanging around the studios. He will also be hooking up with music producers and learning to play several instruments. This might be, in spite of the fact that he/she is putting up with a part-time job as a teacher.

careerHence, a career path involves that line of actions you have to take to be just what you need to be. It is a year-round commitment to building and grooming a dream. A dream that you intend to see to the very end.

We, at VTpass, have found our lifelong purpose in serving you as well as many others who need to get their everyday services met.

Just by logging on to www.vtpass.com, you can pay all your daily bills such as electricity bills, DSTV, STARTIMES AND GOTV cable subscriptions. You can also get your airtime, data subscription and so much more through www.vtpass.com.

If you have found your career, but you don’t seem to be walking on just the right path to its actualization. Then there are three things you need to change:

  1.  Your mindset: You would like to give that dream a special first place in your heart. So, if your definition of a career is still lodged somewhere at the back of your mind. Then it is high time you changed that mindset.
  2. Your lifestyle: This is one thing you got to change. There is no way you are going to get that dream done if you do not change what you do. In essence, your sleeping and waking thought, your daily activities should tow just one direction. And yes, your nine to five is just as important as any other time in your life. So you might also need to change just what you do at that time.
  3. careerYour association: Your closest pals and your distant acquaintances, they are just as important in your career walk. So, you should surround yourself more with people who share the same dream as yours.

You need a billing partner that can help take care of everyday bills as you go on to make your dream work? Then try VTpass. As an online payment platform, www,vtpass.com makes it possible for you to pay all your bills with speed and convenience. Recharge your phone, renew your data, TV subscriptions and pay your electricity bills with www.vtpass.com.