Tips for Family Caregivers

first_img1. Learn to Manage StressHave you experienced any of the following symptoms recently: disturbed sleep, digestive issues, weight gain/loss, anxiety, moodiness, depression, memory problems? These are all common physical and emotional signs of stress. It is important that you learn how to manage your stress so that it does not take over your life. Something to keep in mind is that caregiving is a marathon – not a sprint, therefore, it is imperative that you learn how to manage your stress at this point in your caregiving journey, and continue to manage it throughout.What to do:Exercise regularly – Find a physical activity that you enjoy and try to be active at least 20 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week.Take a break – Use respite care to allow yourself some time away from caregiving responsibilities.Eat well – Make sure what you’re eating is healthy and is supporting your body’s needs.Ask for help – To avoid caregiver burnout, get other people involved in the caregiving responsibilities.Take care of your health – Make sure you’re seeing your doctor about yourIndulge – Do something to treat yourself. Go to a movie, get a pedicure, read a book on the patio, etc..Find support – Find a group, or someone, who understands what you’re going through to talk to.Say no – Remember that it is okay to say no to people.Maintain your sense of humor 2. Accept Help from OthersHas someone ever offered to help you, but you told them no? Caregivers often refuse help because it would take time and energy to explain how to do something, it’s frustrating when it’s not done correctly (the way you would have done it) or they feel that it would not be right to ask for or accept help from others.What to do:Ask for and accept help. You don’t have to do this all alone, but if you don’t ask for help how will your friends and family know that help is needed? Create a list of things that others can help you with, so when they ask you have something prepared.Take the time to explain to someone how to do something, if they help again you won’t have to explain it again and it will be one more thing to take off your to-do list.Accept that things won’t always be done ‘your way,’ but for every task you have help with, that is one less task for you to worry with.3. Make Time for Yourself a PriorityHave you ever gone to bed and realized that not once today did you do something to take care of yourself, or to relieve stress? Caregivers often forget that their mental and physical health is just as important as their care recipients. Whenever you put off taking care of yourself, you increase your chances of caregiver burnout, resentment, and falling ill.What to do: Establish some ‘me time’ within your day. Schedule in and make it a priority.Delegate responsibilities to others, to ensure you have time to take care of your mental and physical health.If at some point during the day you begin to feel overwhelmed, remove yourself from the situation for 5 -10 minutes to gather your thoughts and de-stress. Utilize our Mindfulness Series during this time.4. Search for and Utilize Available ResourcesHave you looked in to available resources in your area? It is all too common for family caregivers to just buckle down and take care of everything without looking in to the possibility of help.What to do: Utilize the resources below. Remember, you don’t have to do everything on your own!Resources – National Alliance for CaregivingCaregiver Action NetworkRosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving  This MFLN-Military Caregiving blog post was published on July 7, 2017.last_img read more

Landscapes of Sound: An Interview with Mandell Winter

first_imgPremiumBeat sat down with this seasoned pro to explore his process, working relationships, and the challenges involved in sound design.With over twenty years of experience in the film industry, Mandell Winter is intimate with the landscape of sound. Most recently, he received two Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, Or Special Category for his work as the sound supervisor on HBO’s Deadwood: The Movie, and Season Three of HBO’s anthology crime series True Detective.Mandell’s accolades also include two MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Golden Reel Award nominations for his work on Season Two of True Detective and a third Golden Reel Award nomination for the film Southpaw.Mandell Winter via IMDbPremiumBeat: Tell us about what your role as Supervising Sound Editor entails.Mandell Winter: As a Supervising Sound Editor, I work with the director, producers, and the picture editor to make sure I understand their sensibilities and how they want the show to sound. I also work with the producers to make sure I understand the parameters, schedule, and budget. At the same time, I work with the sound editors to coordinate the dialogue, ADR, foley, sound effects, and sound design. Then I take those elements to the mix stage, working with the Re-recording Mixers to make sure they have everything they need to deliver the soundtrack.Ian McShane in Deadwood: The Movie via HBO FilmsPB: How were you invited to work on Deadwood: The Movie?MW: I was originally just going to handle the ADR for the film, as Ben Cook was slated to supervise. However, as schedules shift, Ben was no longer available. So with his recommendation, I became the Supervising Sound Editor for the show, along with Daniel Colman as Co-Supervising Sound Editor.Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood (TV Series) via HBO – 2004PB: The original Deadwood series ended in 2006. What was it like re-creating that world over ten years later?MW: It was a bit daunting at first. In the film, Deadwood is more established than the original series. We had access to and used the original recordings and sound effects from the series, leaning into authenticity. We also used a lot of loop group to establish the town. The same loop group from the series was used on the film. Joyce Kurtz, our loop group leader, brought folks out of retirement. It was invaluable because they knew the sound of Deadwood and, instantly, became the characters on-screen.PB: Did you want to keep a sonic continuity between the original series and Deadwood: The Movie?MW: Yes, we did. We leaned into it, taking every effort to make sure it sounded familiar to the audience. At the same time, we were directed to add scale to the soundtrack because it was a movie.Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood: The Movie via HBO FilmsPB: Deadwood: The Movie is set in 1889. What are some challenges in creating sound for a period piece?MW: It is important to use clean sounds that are free of anything that sounds modern. You can’t have traffic or airplanes in the recordings. We used the fine tip brush to add all the gritty sonic details. We had the added responsibility of being accurate to the time and place. Daniel Colman went to great lengths to make sure the train sound was geographically accurate, making sure the horn was from the train that ran through Deadwood at that time.Stephen Dorff and Mahershala Ali in True Detective via HBOPB: How did you approach creating the sound for True Detective Season Three?MW: We focused on tension and mood in True Detective. Nic Pizzolatto writes such interesting characters, and it’s such a dialogue-driven show that we wanted to make sure that the dialogue was crystal clear. It was a minimalist approach to the sound effects, as it has been the aesthetic for the series. It has to feel real and timely. Concentrating our efforts on the transitions between the three timelines and making sure that the audience is tracking where we were in the story, at any given time.PB: Did the time jumps in True Detective present any unique challenges for you and your team? Were there any other challenges designing the sound and mix for the show?MW: We wanted to make sure the audience was tracking the timeline transitions. So, we spent additional time on the first set of transitions because it’s all about creating tension. We played with the sounds and timing — from the card in the spokes of a boy’s bicycle tire to the ticking of the watch and then the ticking of the clock — as we transition between the three timelines.Carmen Ejogo in True Detective via HBOPB: Did True Detective’s show-runner, Nic Pizzolatto, want to create a sense of aesthetic/sonic continuity between the different seasons of True Detective, or are they viewed as existing with their own context?MW: No. Each season is a separate story.PB: How did you weave T-Bone Burnett’s score into the sound design?MW: T-Bone’s tracks are awesome. They often play really low, and naturally dance on that fine line where you don’t know where the music hands over to sound design, and vice versa.PB: What elements of the show/film inspire the sound design and how do you know if you got it right?MW: We listen to the director, producers, and editors to understand their sensibilities. Then, we lean into the story and visuals, adding our own interpretation.Gerald McRaney in Deadwood: The Movie via HBOPB: What was your favorite aspect of working as a Supervising Sound Editor on True Detective and Deadwood: The Movie?MW: I really enjoy working with the director, producers, and editor(s) to understand their vision. Then, translating that so the sound team can add a sophistication and their interpretation. That’s when it becomes a collaboration.PB: Do you often work with the same sound mix/sound editing teams? Tell us about working with the sound teams on these two shows.MW: There are several people that I work with, as often as possible. Our Sound Designer on True Detective, David Esparza, and I have worked together on nearly forty projects now. Ryan Collins cuts for us, whenever he is not mixing.  Eryne Prine is another key member of the team. In fact, the whole thing would fall apart without her. Micah Loken recently joined the team, but he’s not going anywhere, if we can keep him busy enough.I brought several folks onto Deadwood that I’ve wanted to work with over the years. But, I also finally had the pleasure of working with Daniel Colman, John Cook, and Bill Freesh. It’s always nice when you get to work with such talented people.Mandell Winter via IMDbPB: What programs and software do you typically work with?MW: On both shows, we edited in Pro-Tools and mixed on the Avid S6 console. Our sound designer on True Detective, David Esparza, used Kyma for some of the designed elements — when Hayes is haunted by the ghost of his wife.PB: Do you have any advice for aspiring audio engineers wanting to work in sound for TV and film?MW: You have to really love sound because you’re going to put in long hours. Find mentors and people that’ll teach you what they know. Go for it.Looking for more industry insights from professionals? Check these out.Editor Tom Jarvis on “Carpool Karaoke” with Paul McCartneyFilm and Video Game Composer Austin Wintory on Success from Failure7 Filmmaking Interviews with Real-World Career AdviceIndustry Insights with Cinematographer Michael FranksDirector Nora Mandray on Using History to Understand the Presentlast_img read more

Double duty for water polo stars: Canete, Anota fielded in open water swim

first_imgGilas Pilipinas motivated amid pressure to deliver SEA Games gold LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Website.KUALA LUMPUR—The country’s bets in the men’s open water swimming happen to be water polo players, too.Teodoro Roy Canete and Mico Anota will comprise the men’s team to the 10-kilometer competition to be held Friday morning at Water Sports Complex in Presint 6, Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Read Next Swimming in Philippine women’s side in the competition to be held in the famed river are Melissa Gray Courtney and Erica Kristy Lukang.Canete and Anota are top scorers for the water polo team which will have a break from competition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View commentslast_img read more

Shuttler Ajay Jayaram crashes out of US Open

first_imgAjay Jayaram of India crashed out of the US Open badminton tournament after suffering a straight-game loss to Japan’s Kanta Tsuneyama in the semi-finals of the men’s singles category here on Sunday.The fourth seeded Jayaram was no match for his opponent and went down 10-21, 14-21 in the last-four clash which lasted just 33 minutes at Los Angeles Badminton Club.Tsuneyama imposed his domination right at the start of the opening game, taking a 4-2 lead. Jayaram managed to draw level at 6-6, but Tsuneyama regained the lead at 8-7 and reeled off 10 consecutive points to take a decisive lead in the first game.Jayaram played better in the second game, clinching a 3-1 lead early on. But Tsuneyama fought back and it was a neck to neck affair till 14-14 when the Japanese sealed the issue by notching up seven consecutive points.last_img read more

Mahendra Singh Dhoni a champion ODI player, not too sure if he’s a good T20 cricketer: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni was relived of captaincy duties by Rising Pune Supergiant well before IPL 2017 got underway. It was expected that the move would help him explode like he did for India in the ODIs and T20s vs England.CLICK TO WATCH FULL INTERVIEWHowever, Dhoni’s run with the bat has left his fans disappointed. As RPS chased a daunting 206 against Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday, the Jharkhand legend managed only 11 off 14 balls. In their first match of the season against Mumbai Indians, Dhoni remained unbeaten on 12 off 12 in another steep chase. (MS Dhoni sacked as Pune IPL captain, Steve Smith new skipper)Had it not been for Steve Smith’s belligerence, who knows, MI might have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Against Kings XI Punjab, Pune batted first. Walking in to bat at No.5, he stuck around for 5 off 11 deliveries before hitting the ball tamely back to bowler Swapnil Singh.So is Dhoni holding up a place for a better deserving younger player in the T20 format for India? Another wicketkeeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, has been in breathtaking form of late. He was on fire for India in the under-19 World Cup last year and followed it up with a phenomenal run in the domestic circuit. (MS Dhoni-Kevin Pietersen banter on live television draws laughter)In the back of such strong performances, Pant was handed a debut in the final T20 International against England but at the expense of a misfiring Manish Pandey.Pant’s place is not guaranteed in the next T20 – if India have a full-strength middle-order available, there’s no way Pant would be able to break in.advertisementIn this scenario, does Dhoni still deserve to hold on to his spot in the Indian T20 team?Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, speaking exclusively to India Today, said he wasn’t sure if Dhoni was a good T20 player but he also added that the 35-year-old is a champion in the ODI format.”I am not too sure if Dhoni is a good T20 player. He is a champion ODI player but when it comes to T20 cricket, in 10 years, he has got one fifty and that’s not the best record,” Ganguly told India Today.Should Dhoni be picked for the Champions Trophy, which will be played immediately after the IPL? (IPL 2017: Mahendra Singh Dhoni shows off his dancing skills, Ben Stokes watches on)”I will pick Dhoni for the Champions Trophy but he has to score runs,” said Ganguly.Dhoni, Ganguly, said would also have to bat an hour at the nets everyday.Former Australian captain Michael Clarke said Dhoni needs to score runs for himself as a professional.”Dhoni has to score runs for himself. As a professional, he has to,” Clarke told India Today.(Watch the full show with Sourav Ganguly, Michael Clarke and Boria Majumdar on India Today at 6.30 PM today)last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Spain hold Morocco to 2-2 draw in tense encounter

first_imgIago Aspas’ 91st minute goal salvaged a point for Spain in a tense Group B encounter against Morocco in Kaliningrad.The match in which Morocco were easily the better side against a shaky Spanish defence, ended in a 2-2 draw and with some more questions raised over the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR).Aspas, who flicked on from a quickly taken corner was first ruled offside but VAR came into play again and the decision was overturned and a goal was awarded to the Spaniards — therefore, completing their comeback for the second time in the match.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEWith the draw and Portugal drawing against Iran as well in Saransk, Spain finished on top of Group B and will face Russia in the last 16 in the Luzhniki Stadium.#ESP #ESP #ESPCongratulations, @SeFutbol! #WorldCup World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018The first team eliminated from the World Cup following two 1-0 losses, Morocco began to play with the intensity that indicated they had every intention of returning home with a Spanish scalp and Khalid Boutaid put them ahead in the 14th minute.Snatching the ball from Sergio Ramos in midfield Boutaid ran through alone and coolly slotted home between the legs of David de Gea for Morocco’s first goal of the World Cup and their first at the global showpiece tournament for 20 years.The goal shocked Spain into action and Isco equalised for the 2010 world champions five minutes later, taking Andres Iniesta’s pass and crashing it into the roof of the net.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLESpain nearly grabbed a second just before halftime when Iniesta fired a low pass across the goalmouth that a sliding Diego Costa just missed getting his foot to.Morocco returned to the pitch with renewed purpose after the break, taking the play to Spain and Nordin Amrabat nearly gave the North Africans the lead in the 56th minute when his thunderbolt from 25 yards clanged off the far post and crossbar.It was Spain’s turn to go close next as Morocco defender Romain Saiss cleared Isco’s header off the line.With time running out Spain finally began to play with urgency but could not find the equaliser until Aspas struck and his goal was finally given after a long wait for VAR confirmation.”We leave the World Cup with our heads held high,” Morocco midfielder Faycal Fajr said. “We gave everything, we defended our colours.”People didn’t know Morocco before the World Cup we gave a good example, and now people know about Morocco.”last_img read more

UKs Eye in the Sky to Tackle Oil Spills Illegal Shipping

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license UK has unveiled the first images from a new satellite which can see through clouds and image the Earth round the clock to help stop oil spills and illegal shipping.NovaSAR-1, the first Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite made in the UK, can detect oil spills in the oceans, help spot suspicious shipping activity and monitor the effects of deforestation.“This ‘eye in the sky’ can capture an image a dozen times wider than the Strait of Dover and the data it provides can help crack problems from illegal shipping to alerting us to damaging pollution that needs to be countered,” Sam Gyimah, Science Minister, said.NovaSAR-1 has 3 imaging modes that create images with higher definition for precision applications including monitoring disasters and deforestation, and it also has a maritime mode and AIS receiver.The satellite’s dedicated maritime mode allows it to monitor an area of ocean 400 km wide. This allows ships to be detected by radar and compared with their ship tracking data, with discrepancies between the two highlighting potentially illegal activity.Launched in September, the satellite tests a new platform for low-cost satellite imaging. The government invested GBP 21 million to assist the development of NovaSAR-1 and will benefit from access to its data, significantly boosting the UK’s Earth observation capabilities and providing data to start-ups at the Satellite Applications Catapult in Oxfordshire.last_img read more

AAP scheme to fund higher education of 100 Dalit students overseas

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Thursday launched a scheme to fund higher studies of around 100 Dalit students overseas.The decision, taken during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, decided to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 10 lakh for a two-year course and up to Rs 20 lakh for a four-year course to the candidates. Meritorious students who have secured admission to M Phil, PhD, LLM, M.Tech and other higher education courses in foreign universities will be able to apply under the scheme, Delhi’s SC/ST minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe applicants should be residents of Delhi and their family income should not exceed Rs 8 lakh per annum, he said. It’s happening for the first time in Delhi, Gautam added. Gautam said according to the proposal of the SC/ST Welfare Department, students will get the scholarship in the field of Engineering and Management; Pure Sciences and Applied Sciences; Agricultures Sciences and Medicine; International Commerce, Accounting and Finance; and Humanities and Social Science from accredited universities. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”The students, below 30 years of age, with 55 per cent marks in Master Degree will be eligible for the Ph.D scholarship, while those with 55 per cent marks in Bachelors Degree will be eligible for the Master Degree,” he added. Gautam said after completion of the course, the candidate will have to submit the course completion certificate by the concerned Institution/University to the Secretary, Department for Welfare of SC/ST/OBC, Delhi. “The candidate also has to give an undertaking that he/she has not received any scholarship financial assistance from any government/other organisation including university/college for the same course he/she is applying under the scheme,” he said.last_img read more

Anonymous donor gives hundreds of indigenous works to BC museum

first_imgThe museum says in a news release that the donor was first inspired to start collecting after seeing totem poles in Vancouver’s Stanley Park in the 1970s. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter The Museum of Anthropology’s director, Anthony Shelton, says the artwork has been on a remarkable journey after originally being created in the northwest coast and is now back home in B.C. where it can be shared.By The Canadian Press Advertisement At more than 200 pieces, the museum says it’s believed to be the largest collection of northwest coast First Nations art to return to B.C. in decades. The donation includes rare historical works, carvings, jewelry, basketry and textiles by West Coast artists like Bill Reid, Charles Edenshaw and Isabel Rorick. Advertisement The art will be housed in a new Gallery of Northwest Coast masterworks, funded with a $3-million donation from Montreal charity the Doggone Foundation and a $500,000 grant from the federal government. Login/Register With: Facebook VANCOUVER — An extensive collection of indigenous art valued at about $7 million is being given to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia by an anonymous donor.last_img read more

Feds seek to delay human rights tribunal until fall

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was supposed to be a full two week of testimony at the Canada Human Rights Tribunal hearing a complaint that the federal government under funds First Nations children.But after a meeting behind closed doors for much of the day Tuesday lawyers appeared long enough to ask for a two-day adjournmentAt issue are thousands of documents held by the government as reported by APTN Monday.The problem is the feds didn’t offer them up. They were discovered through access to information.The government is expected to enter a motion Thursday asking that the tribunal be put off until the fall.APTN’s Annette Francis has this story.AFrancis@aptn.caTwitter: @APTNAFrancislast_img

City crews conducting work ahead of repaving 100th and 100th intersection later

first_imgHe explained that crews will be filling in some of the larger ruts and potholes in the intersection that were caused by weathering and by emergency maintenance to repair a broken water main earlier this Spring.Harvey said that crews will also be repairing the manhole covers in the intersection by lifting them to the level of the pavement, since the covers have sunk in recent years.He said that the work is required to lift the manhole covers so that crews can resurface the entire intersection with a new layer of asphalt, adding that workers won’t need to close the entire intersection – like today – in order to accomplish the work.Though he was not able to provide an exact date for when the repaving work would start, Harvey did say that the project is scheduled to be done before the end of the summer. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews with the City of Fort St. John have closed off the intersection of 100th St. and 100th Ave. today to conduct maintenance on the roads before the entire intersection gets repaved later this summer.Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that the intersection was closed at around 8:00 this morning and is scheduled to be reopened sometime later this evening.Detours have been set up on 99th and 101st Avenues, and on 98th and 102nd Streets so that motorists can get around the closed intersection.last_img read more

Ban calls for compliance with arms embargo in Côte dIvoire

“The Secretary-General demands full compliance with the arms embargo and warns both the supplier of this military equipment and Mr. Gbagbo that appropriate action will be taken in response to the violation,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement issued overnight.“If it is confirmed, this would be a direct violation of the arms embargo [imposed in 2004] by the Security Council,” the Secretary-General said late on Monday, while speaking to the press on a visit to Washington, D.C, adding that the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country – known as the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) – and the group of experts appointed by the Security Council to monitor the embargo, are trying to verify the facts. “This would be very dangerous in our own effort to resolve this issue peacefully.”Côte d’Ivoire has been caught in a political deadlock with growing reports of tension and violence – between rival groups as well as on UN peacekeepers – since Mr. Gbagbo refused to leave office after he was defeated by opposition leader Alassane Ouattara in a presidential election held last November, whose result was certified by the UN. The violation has been brought to the attention of the Security Council committee charged with the responsibility for sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire. Earlier Monday, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson told reporters that UNOCI had reported that a flight carrying some of the helicopter parts landed at the capital, Yamoussoukro. A team made up of members of the group of experts and an UNOCI official travelled to the city’s airport but was unable to verify the information and was forced to withdraw when they were fired upon by armed elements. Also on Monday, some media reports identified Belarus as the source of the helicopters and equipment. In a statement posted on the website of the country’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in New York, the spokesperson from Belarus’ foreign ministry denied the reports, noting that “the Republic of Belarus has always regarded UN Security Council’s decisions very responsibly.” Last week, Mr. Ban reiterated his deep concern over the deteriorating situation in Côte d’Ivoire. Last year’s election was meant to be the culmination of efforts to reunify the country, which was split by civil war in 2002 into a government-controlled south and a rebel-held north.Cote 28 February 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for full compliance with the United Nations arms embargo placed on Côte d’Ivoire after reports that attack helicopters have been provided to forces loyal to former president Laurent Gbagbo. read more

New Canadian internet metering will cost average customer a lot more for

first_imgIn Canada, the internet is no longer all-you-can-eat, thanks to a new scheme called Usage-Based Billing (UBB), otherwise known as metered Internet billing. The idea might, on the surface of things, seem sound: you should pay for the bandwidth you use… no more, no less. Unfortunately, that’s just the way that incumbent carrier Bell Canada is selling UBB: in reality, what it means is that even modest Internet users will soon be paying several orders of magnitude more for every gig than they once were, and competitive ISPs who bring broadband down the last mile of copper to users homes are just as ticked off as customers.AdChoices广告For one Ontario-based ISP called TekSavvy, premium subscribers of their 5Mbps plan now have a usage cap of just 25GB, which is down substantially from the deals TekSavvy offered before (200GB and unlimited, respectively). Worse, for every gig over, it’ll cost CAN $1.90 in most of Canada and up to $2.35 per gig for the French-speaking part of Canada.Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? After all, an hour of Netflix chalks up a gig of bandwidth. But putting the likes of Netflix out of business is exactly the point, says TekSavvy, who note that Bell owns most of Canada’s television.“The ostensible, theoretical reason behind UBB is to conserve capacity, but that issue is very questionable,” noted the ISP’s CEO Rocky Gaudrault on TekSavvy’s news page. “One certain result though, is that Bell will make much more profit on its Internet service, and discourage Canadians from watching TV and movies on the internet instead of CTV, which Bell now owns.”In short, this isn’t just a cynical money grab on the part of the nation’s largest telecomms, it’s also an attempt by them to impede the adoption of streaming Internet media. Could UBB be any more scummy?Read more at Ars Technicalast_img read more

Geek deal Save 30 percent off HP Pavilion dv6 Select Edition laptop

first_imgThe laptop PC market is a competitive one, especially if you look at 15.6-inch models. Every manufacturer has at least a handful of models in that size which vary significantly in features and price. As the world leader in computer sales, HP can’t afford to miss out on differentiating its products in price, features, or design.That’s where its Pavilion dv6 Select Edition comes in. Recently updated with the new Intel Sandy Bridge processors, the dv6 Select offers a slew of features, including Core i7 processors and a Blu-ray drive in a 15.6-inch package that weighs less than 6 lbs.With a limited-time 30-percent-off coupon, you can get a “base” model with a Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz dual-core processor, 6GB DDR3 RAM, and 640GB hard drive for only $629.99. The dv6 Select is even one of the few Sandy Bridge notebooks that has USB 3.0 on board.Our friends at LogicBuy tell us this coupon won’t last long though and should be expired by the end of the day, so don’t wait too long.Visit LogicBuy to get the HP Pavilion dv6 Select Edition laptop for $629.99.last_img read more

Icelands BDSM band among ten acts to qualify after first Eurovision semi

first_img Hatari of Iceland perform during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Image: Sebastian Scheiner via PA Images By Adam Daly Short URL Share15 Tweet Email 28 Comments Tuesday 14 May 2019, 11:13 PM Iceland’s Hataris have described themselves as “an anti-capitalist, BDSM, techno-dystopian, performance art collective”. The group told Eurovision TV that they cannot change things, but can unveil the anomie of neoliberal society.“Hatari represent a considered reflection on hope and hopelessness, power and repression, of image, individualism, despotism, exposing the contradictions that arise when everyone is embedded within the same system and struggling to fight against it. We are Hatari. We are all Hatari.”The group has also claimed that their entry is a political statement against the Israeli government. A call for a boycott to the competition has been heard from pro-Palestine groups since it was announced the competition would be held in Tel Aviv. In Ireland, the call for a boycott has been led by protests from Irish-Palestinian solidarity groups campaigning against this year’s song contest. Earlier today, Galway City Council called on RTÉ to boycott this year’s Eurovision Song Contest “as long as its held in Israel”.  🇮🇸 BDSM, techno, performance artists Hatari sure know how to put on an incredible show!#DareToDream #Eurovision #ISL— Eurovision (@Eurovision) May 14, 2019 Source: Eurovision/Twittercenter_img THE FIRST ROUND of the Eurovision semi-finals have taken place in Tel Aviv with ten acts now through to Saturday’s final. Ireland’s hopeful, Sarah McTernan will perform at the second semi-final this Thursday along with the next batch of hopefuls.Tonight, 17 countries competed for a place in the final but only ten made it through.  43,022 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Sebastian Scheiner via PA Images Greece – Katerine Duska with Better LoveBelarus –  ZENA with Like ItSerbia – Nevene Božović with KrunaCyprus – Tamta with Replay Estonia – Victor Crone with StormCzech Republic – Lake Malawi with Friend Of A FriendAustralia – Kate Miller-Heidke with Zero GravityIceland – Hatari with Hatrið mun sigraSan Marino – Serhat with Say Na Na NaSlovenia – Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with Sebi May 14th 2019, 11:13 PM Hatari of Iceland perform during the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in Tel Aviv, Iceland’s BDSM band among ten acts to qualify after first Eurovision semi final Ireland will perform at the second semi-final this Thursday. last_img read more

Electric Ireland customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next

first_img 31 Comments By Hayley Halpin Electric Ireland customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next month The company is increasing its residential electricity prices and residential gas prices from 1 August. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14,608 Views Image: potiros tanarm via Shutterstock ENERGY COMPANY ELECTRIC Ireland has announced today that it is increasing its residential electricity prices and residential gas prices from 1 August.The company said these increases are in direct response to sustained increases in wholesale energy prices.The supplier will increase its residential electricity prices by 6.2%, or €56.16 a year, and its gas prices by 8%, or €55.08 a year, based on typical residential electricity and gas customers usage.“Electic Ireland is absolutely committed to keeping prices as low as possible. It had been a very difficult decision to make, but the wholesale costs required to supply electricity and gas are continuing to rise,” Niall Dineen, head of residential markets at Electric Ireland said in a statement.In June, energy company Airtricity also announced that it is increasing its standard household energy prices from 14 July.A typical household dual fuel bill will increase by 8.9% on average per week or €140 per year. For single fuel customers, the standard price of electricity will increase by 6.4% per week or €58.76 per year while the standard price of gas will rise by 12.3% a week or €81.64 per year.Commenting on Electric Ireland’s announcement, Eoin Clarke, managing director of, said: “This spells bad news for cash-strapped consumers. Household energy prices rose across the board last winter, but today’s announcement – which comes hot on the heels of a price hike from SSE Airtricity – suggests that there’s still more to come.center_img Image: potiros tanarm via Shutterstock Jun 27th 2018, 4:08 PM Short URL Many of us are already stretched to the limit and simply cannot afford to pay through the nose for essentials like gas and electricity. This is why it’s crucial to make sure we’re all paying the lowest rate possible for our household energy, and this will help soften the impact of any hikes.“But little over one in 10 of us switch energy supplier each year. If you haven’t already shopped around then we would strongly urge you to do so now.”ConcernsSt Vincent De Paul (SVP) has said it is concerned over the impact these latest price increases will have on low-income, energy-poor households.“As weather patterns become more unpredictable, it is crucial that the government future-proofs supports and provides assurance for energy-poor, financially vulnerable customers,” Jennifer Thompson, social policy development officer at SVP said.“This will be particularly important in light of the trend of increasing wholesale prices.” Wednesday 27 Jun 2018, 4:08 PM Share293 Tweet Email2 last_img read more

Pastor arrested by Escondido police for child molestation

first_img Posted: December 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Pastor arrested by Escondido police for child molestation 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsESCONDIDO (KUSI)- An Orange County pastor was arrested in Escondido on suspicion of child molestation, Fountain Valley police said today. John Rodgers McFarland, 56, was arrested Dec. 18 on charges stemming from the alleged abuse of at least one child, police said.Police executed search warrants at McFarland’s home, as well as current and previous churches where he was employed as head pastor, according to Fountain Valley police, who said there is evidence he may have additional victims in Orange County.McFarland has been the head pastor at Orangethorpe United Methodist Church in Fullerton since 2014. He was also a pastor at Surf City Church in Huntington Beach between 2009 and 2014, and served as head pastor at Fountain Valley United Methodist Church for 26 years from 1988 to 2014.McFarland is facing two felony charges of lewd acts upon a child that are alleged to have occurred in Escondido between July 26, 2012, and July 23, 2013, according to a criminal complaint from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office obtained by NBC San Diego.The victim was described in the complaint as a girl under the age of 14. McFarland has a court hearing scheduled at the Vista Courthouse at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16.Police asked other victims or anyone else with potential information on crimes committed by McFarland to contact Fountain Valley police Detective Gloria Scott at (714) 593-4480. December 28, 2018 Updated: 6:27 PM FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Share offers free meals for hungry kids

first_imgShare Inc., the primary provider of services to the hungry and homeless in Clark County, is hosting a summer meals program for children.Children age 18 and younger are eligible for free meals that will be served at selected elementary school sites. Breakfast is served at 8:30 to 9 a.m., and lunch is served from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (except July 5).The sites and dates are are:• Endeavor Elementary, 2701 N.E. Four Seasons Lane: June 28 to Aug. 13.• Silver Star Elementary, 10500 Northeast 86th Street: July 6 through July 30.• King Elementary, 4801 Idaho Street: Aug. 2 to 13.The Silver Star and King sites also will offer morning activities in between meals. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.Sign-up packets are available in the schools’ front offices, or call Tarinn Smith at 360-695-7658 ext. 3304.last_img read more

Sunday service held at Miami church ransacked by burglars

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida church is keeping the faith, days after, officials said, it was targeted by burglars.Members of the Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, located near Northwest 51st Street and 17th Avenue in Miami, attended Sunday service, days after the devastating break-in. The thieves ransacked the house of worship and took off with thousands of dollars in equipment.The church’s pastor, Dr. W. Edward Mitchell Jr., said the congregation is ready to move forward. “I looked on the faces of the members this morning, and I’m reading shock on their faces,” he said. “There’s a lot of pastoral care and shepherd work that I have to do to help restore our church and our faith.”The Rev. W. Edward Mitchell Jr., Ph.D.The church has set up a GoFundMe page hoping the community will help them rebuild.If you have any information about the break-in, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Large gator spotted crossing Fort Myers street

first_imgA woman took cellphone video and posted it on Facebook. It has since been shared thousands of times.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. FORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — A big alligator was spotted taken a leisurely stroll in Fort Myers.Drivers slowed down to make way for the scaly pedestrian as it crossed a street, Friday.last_img