Facebook27Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid PerfectAllergens such as mold, dust and pollen will always be present in your home but there are steps that you can take to get them under control. These 10 easy tips will help reduce allergens in your home as well as your exposure to them. Try three or four or implement all ten. You’ll see a difference in the health, and happiness, in your home.Use the bathroom fanMold and mildew, shown here growing on the underside of a roof, can be a major source of household allergies. The bathroom can be the most humid place in the home because showers and baths produce steam. Excess moisture plus heat causes mold. If you don’t have a fan make sure that your bathroom is well ventilated by leaving the door open or cracking a window.Stay organizedKeep your home and closets organized. Clutter collects dust and dust contains allergens. Stacks of magazines and knick-knacks are some of the worst offenders for trapping hidden and unwanted dust.No shoes inside the homeStart a no shoes rule inside your home. Shoes can track in outside moisture and pollutants.Use zippered pillow case coversProtect your pillows from dust mites, allergens and other bacteria with hyper allergenic pillow case covers. These can be purchased online or through most home goods stores.Change your furnace filterThe filters on your furnace prevent excess dust from entering your home. You should change them about every six months. It’s an easy process to do yourself and inexpensive to have a local HVAC company perform the service.Clean your filter on your vacuumCheck your filters and clean them. With owning a cleaning company this is a daily task for us, but you should aim to clean them once a month depending on how dusty your home gets.As much as you love your pets, inviting them into your bed also invites an increase in allergens.Don’t invite pets into your bedPet dander contains allergens that will stay trapped in your sheets, pillows and mattresses.Take out the trashStay on top of the trash detail. Excess garbage can attract unwanted visitors such as mice and bugs.Clean those guttersThis is one of those tasks that I don’t think anyone enjoys but leaky gutters can lead to excess moisture in the crawl space resulting in compromised air quality. If you don’t like cleaning gutters then hire a professional to do this important annual job.Use your exhaustUse the exhaust fan when cooking. Steam released during the cooking process adds moisture to the air and moisture plus heat can cause mold.For more tips on keeping your home healthy and clean, visit our website or check us out on Facebook.
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Some school district aid totals remained unchanged, such as Red Bank Regional’s $1.17 million in funding and Shrewsbury’s $286,834. During his opening address, Anderson, a Republican, stressed that Shrewsbury residents should not have to endure tax hikes to provide students with proper, modern teaching facilities and, in a similar vein, turned his sights on the borough’s districted high school, Red Bank Regional. “We need to address Shrewsbury being unfairly taxed to fund the operation of the high school. For too long Shrewsbury residents have been paying a higher tax rate than the other two sending districts,” Anderson said, referencing the nearby boroughs of Little Silver and Red Bank. Red Bank residents saw their rate drop from .4291 to .4232 in 2017-18. But that number rose to .4422 this year. The borough’s levy has also climbed from $8.93 million two years ago to $9.38 million in 2018-19. “It’s not fair to our community and these are things we’re going to need to take action on,” Anderson said. Anderson was elected as the borough’s mayor after defeating Democratic challenger David Dragonetti in the November election. He takes the reins from former mayor Don Burden, who was voted into two consecutive mayoral terms but stepped away in 2018 after 40 years of public service to the borough. SHREWSBURY – While guiding the district’s legislative leaders through the same elementary school he attended decades ago, Erik Anderson made sure to point out all the outdated infrastructure from his youth that remained. Following a Jan. 2 reorganization meeting in which the 42-year-old Anderson was sworn in to a four-year mayoral term, the lifelong borough resident reflected on his recent tour of the Shrewsbury Borough facility with Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11), Assemblywoman Joanne Downey (D-11) and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11). In July, the state government almost shut down due to stalled school budget talks, a debate that led to 205 New Jersey school districts receiving less school aid than initially promised in Gov. Phil Murphy’s initial 2018-19 budget address, including Two River-area districts like the Borough of Highlands, Middletown Township, the Borough of Oceanport and Henry Hudson Regional. From the 2016-17 school year to 2018-19, Shrewsbury’s estimated tax rate jumped from .4609 to .4885, while the levy increased from $5.15 million to $5.62 million. According to Red Bank Regional’s previous three school budgets, Shrewsbury is the only sending district to see year-after-year increases in both its estimated general fund school tax rate and school tax levy. In total, 139 districts benefitted from this redistribution of school funding, including the Borough of Red Bank, which jumped from $3.75 million to $5.54 million (a 47.72 percent increase), and the Borough of Little Silver, which increased from $398,966 to $492,709 (a 23.5 percent increase). Though Shrewsbury’s estimated tax levy is the least of the three municipalities, so too is its population, with approximately 4,000 residents, compared to an estimated 6,000 in Little Silver and upward of 12,000 in Red Bank, according to projections made by the United States Census Bureau. “The classrooms were the same, the bathrooms were the same and the encapsulating asbestos and the five heating units are all the same. And here’s the roof that leaks and we’re asked to do a referendum to pay for a new one,” Anderson said in an interview with The Two River Times. “There are other communities that are tearing entire schools down, and they’re younger than our building.” “When it comes to school funding we get $537 per student when other districts get $18,000 per student. At the end of the day, what’s fair is fair. Our tax dollars are going out and they’re not coming back in,” said Anderson. “I want what’s best and what’s fair for my community and it doesn’t matter to me if it’s Democrats or Republicans who help us get there.” In Little Silver the tax rate has steadily dropped from .4232 in 2016-17 to .4159 this year. Though the tax burden on borough residents climbed from $6.92 million to $7.05 million in 2017-18, this year the levy dropped to $6.93 million. Anderson’s comments expanded on a point he made during his first mayoral remarks about a state school funding formula he said “is broken” and vowed to fight on behalf of Shrewsbury families for a fairer shake. read more
The region’s best young figure skaters will take to the ice this weekend at the NDCC Arena for the West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Compeition.Hosted by the Nelson Figure Skating Club (NFSC), the three-day event showcases skaters from across a range of categories from Elements to Pairs to the crowd-pleasing Interpretive programs. The weekend begins Friday from 3-9 p.m. with Interpretive and Free Skate Events.Saturday, competition runs all day with the finale of Dance Solo Events set for Sunday from 8-11:35 a.m.
What new photo/video equipment can we expect to see in the months ahead? Whet your appetite with this roundup of the juiciest camera rumors of 2016.With great cameras like the Sony a7SII and Canon C300 MkII released in 2015, the bar has been raised again for product releases in 2016. Just like last year, we’ve rounded up the latest camera rumors that have appeared online. These are the cameras and equipment we may see released this year. Camera Rumors: PanasonicPanasonic Lumix GH5To Be Announced September 201633MP8K Video Recording4K Video Recording up to 60fps1080p up to 120fpsV-Log built inRumor via 43 Rumors and Mirrorless RumorsCamera Rumors: SonySony 8K CineAltaTo Be Announced Early 2016Will Replace the Sony F65 as the Top of the Line Camera8K Video Recording up to 60fps4K Video Recording up to 240fps16 bit RAWProRes, DNxHD, DNxHR, AVCHD, XAVC, SR, MPEG-2, H.264Sony FZ MountRumor via Sony Alpha RumorsSony a7000To Be Announced March 201628MP4K Internal Video RecordingRumor via Sony Alpha RumorsCamera Rumors: KodakSuper 8 (Confirmed)Super 8 (Extended Max-8 Gate) Film GaugeVariable Crystal Sync Speeds – 9, 12, 18, 24, 25 fpsC-MountFixed 6MM, 1:1.2 RICOH Lens3.5″ Swivel DisplayBuilt-in Light MeterEstimated Price – $400 Camera Rumors: Blackmagic DesignBlackmagic URSA Mini (Confirmed)Four Options – 4K EF Mount, 4K PL Mount, 4.6K EF Mount, 4.6K PL MountSuper 35 Sensor4.6K Uncompressed Video Recording / 4608 x 2592 – Depending on Camera Model4K Uncompressed Video Recording / 4096 x 2304 / 4608 x 1920/ 4000 x 2160UltraHD Apple ProRes / 3840 x 21603K Anamorphic / 3072 x 25602K / 2048 x 1152HD Apple ProRes / 1920 x 108023.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps15 Stops5″ Fold Out MonitorDual CFast – Nonstop Recording (Change Memory Cards While Recording)Includes Full DaVinci Resolve Suite4K Available for Order / 4.6K Ships January 2016$2995 – $5495Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera (Confirmed)HD RAW and Apple ProRes / 1920 x 1080Global Shutter: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30pRolling Shutter: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p, 50p, 60pSuper 16mm Sized Sensor13 StopsMicro 4/3 Lens Mount$995 – Available for Pre-OrderBlackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera II4K Uncompressed / 4096 x 2160 / 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30fpsUltraHD Apple ProRes / 3840 x 2160 / 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30fpsHD Apple ProRes / 1920 x 1080 / 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30fps13 StopsEstimated Price – $1599Rumor via Photo RumorsCamera Rumors: REDRED 8K WEAPON Vista Vision8K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 8192 x 4320 / Up to 75fpsFull Frame 35mmPrimary Camera for Guardians of the Galaxy 220 StopsEstimated Cost – $59,500Rumor via EngadgetRED RAVEN (Confirmed)4.5K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 4608 x 2160 / Up to 120fps4K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 4096 x 2160 / Up to 120fps3K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 3072 x 1620 / Up to 160fps2K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 2048 x 1080 / Up to 240fps23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.94fps – All ResolutionsRED DRAGON SensorAbility to Record R3D and Apple ProRes Simultaneously16.5 StopsAvailable February 2016$5950 – BRAIN OnlyRED SCARLET-W (Confirmed)5K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 5120 x 2700 / Up to 60fps4.5K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 4608 x 2412 / 4608 x 1944 / Up to 120fps4K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 4096 x 2160 / 4096 x 1728 / Up to 150fps3K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 3072 x 1620 / 3072 x 1296 / Up to 200fps2K REDCODE RAW (R3D) / 2048 x 1080 / 2048 x 864 / Up to 300fps23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 47.96, 48, 50, 59.94fps – All ResolutionsRED DRAGON Sensor16.5 Stops$9950 – BRAIN Only Did we miss any rumors? Which cameras are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below. Camera Rumors: GoProGoPro Hero 58K Video Recording4K Video Recording / Up to 60fpsHD Video Recording / Up to 240fps12MPGPSDesigned to Fit New GoPro Karma DroneRelease Early 2016Rumor via TechRadarGoPro 360Single Spherical CameraGoPro Karma DroneWill Release in 2016Backwards Compatible with Previous GoPro Models Camera Rumors: CanonCanon was pretty quiet about their cameras in 2015, meaning quite a few cameras from last year make the list once again. There were plenty of lens updates in 2015, and still more to come in 2016. One of the most notable rumors about Canon is that they are not focused on bringing 4K to their DSLR cameras in 2016. The main goal is to have 8K in their DSLRs by 2017.Canon C500 Mark II8K Video RecordingTo Be Announced Summer 2016Body Redesign to a Shoulder Mount StyleRumor via Canon WatchCanon EOS-1D X Mark IITo Be Announced March 2016 – Ship April 2016Estimated Price – $599922MPISO 409,0004K Video Recording61 (or more) AF PointsDual CFastGPSRumor via Canon WatchCanon EOS 5D Mark IV / 5D XTo Be Announced March/April 201628-32MP4K Video RecordingISO 409,000DIGIC 7 Processor61 (or more) AF PointsCF & SD Card SlotsGPSWiFiNFCRumor via Canon RumorsCanon EOS 6D Mark II25MPDIGIC 7 Processor19 AF PointsSD Card SlotWiFiGPSNFCSwivel LCD ScreenRumor via Canon RumorsCanon 770D Rebel T7iISO 100-12,800, Expandable to 25,6001920 x 1080p up to 29.97 fps1280 x 720p up to 60fps19 AF PointsWiFiNFCSwivel LCD ScreenRumor via Old Shutter HandCanon 360-Degree CameraDirect Competitor to the Ricoh Theta SRumor via Canon WatchCanon EF Lenses Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L IIICanon EF 200-600 f/4.5-5.6L ISCanon EF 50 f/1.4 USMCanon EF 600mm f/4 DO ISCanon EF 85mm f/1.2L IIICanon EF 200 f/2L IS IICanon EF 800 f/5.6L IS IIRumor via Canon RumorsCamera Rumors: NikonNikon seems to be making a serious push into the DSLR video market. The latest announcements from CES 2016 confirm the new Nikon cameras will offer 4K video recording.Nikon D5 (Confirmed)Available March 2016Price – $6500 (Body Only)21.33MP, Effective 20.8MP4K Video Recording MPEG AVC/H.264 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps, 25fps, 24fps (Up to 3 Minute Clips)HD Video Recording MPEG AVC/H.264 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fpsHD Video Recording MPEG AVC/H.264 1280 x 720p / 60 fps, 50fpsNative ISO 100-102,400, Expandable to 3.28 Million!153 AF Points, 99 cross type3.2-inch, 2.36-million-dot LCD touchscreenAvailable with dual XQD Card Slots or dual CF Card SlotsNikon D500 (Confirmed)Available March 2016Price – $1999 (Body Only)21.51MP, Effective 20.9MP4K Video Recording MPEG4 AVC/H.264 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps, 25fps, 24fps (Up to 3 Minute Clips)HD Video Recording MPEG AVC/H.264 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps (Up to 30 Minute Clips)HD Video Recording MPEG AVC/H.264 1280 x 720p / 60 fps, 50fpsNative ISO 100 – 51200, Expandable to 1640000153 AF Points, 99 cross typeNikon D82042MP4K Video Recording173 AF PointsRumor via TechRadarNikon KeyMission 360 Action Camera (Confirmed)360° UHD 4K Video and PhotosDual Lenses and Image SensorsWaterproof up to 100′Shockproof up to 6.6′Resistant to Dust and Low TemperaturesWiFi and Bluetooth ConnectivityAvailable Spring 2016 read more
Learn how to transfer your expert photography skills into the world of videography.Cover image via Shutterstock.While photography and videography share many concepts and skill sets, in many ways, they are worlds apart. Yes, if you own a good multipurpose camera like a Canon 5D, you may feel like you’re already half-way there. However, without a strong understanding and appreciation for concepts like frames per second, subject motion, and camera movement, you may find your videos feeling a little un-fluid, dull, and static.Before you book your first videography gig, check out these five videography concepts to help you transition from a photographer into a true video pro.Frames Per SecondImage via Shutterstock.In photography, you’re in complete control of how many frames you capture every second, minute, or hour. However, in video, you’re locked into a decision you must make before you record. Whether it’s 24 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps, or higher, you need to understand what these different frame rates mean and how they’ll impact your footage quality.Here are some great resources.A Guide to Frame RatesThe Surprisingly Fascinating World of Frame RatesYour Best Options for High Frame Rate FilmmakingSubjects in MotionImage via Shutterstock.I’ve noticed that photographers, when switching to videography, seem fascinated with actions and motion. It may be because, as a photographer, you can only capture subjects frozen in space, perpetually at rest in one frame of a completed action. However, in video, every action completes and, often, the audience doesn’t care.Video viewers are hyper-adept at understanding how the most minuscule parts of an action imply the whole. A person reaching for a knife will always pick it up, you don’t have to show the entire action; you just have to get to the stab (or whatever comes next).While your shot may look nice and complete, try finding shots that convey information beyond action (i.e. what the subject’s face is conveying, what the environment includes, what details are stylized or ambiguous).Focus Plays a Huge RoleImage via Shutterstock.Focus, as you’ll learn in videography, can quickly become your best friend or worst enemy. In photography, you set your shot, you set your focus and you take your shots. Your knowledge of depth of field and what focus can convey is valuable, but it’s about to change.In videography, you set your shot, you set your focus, then set your focus again, then you move your focus between the points, then you move them again at a different speed, then you pull everything out of focus then pull it back in, etc…Learning how to expertly rack focus can open whole new doors to setting a shot and what information it conveys in video. Here are some resources on the subject.Get Sharper Footage with These 7 Focus TricksQuick Tip: Focus PullingWhat Are Focus Charts and Why Do You Need One?The Camera MovesImage via Shutterstock.I know this may be terrifying to a photographer, but static shots are the last thing you want to work on. You’ve mastered static shots as far as I’m concerned; however, until you pick your camera up and put it into motion, you’ll never see the world as a videographer.Good videos are full of camera motion. Watch some films and television; notice how many shots have pans, tilts, dollies, and even how many use Steadicam, handheld, and drone recording. Once you embrace the freedom of the medium, you can truly start thinking about how to take yourself and your audience out of a static box.Here are some great articles on some basic and advanced camera movement concepts.The 5 Most Powerful Camera Movements in Cinema History5 Amazing Tripod Camera MovesHow (and When) to Use a Steadicam ShotTraditional Camera Moves Made Easy With DJI DronesSound and MusicImage via Shutterstock.You know that Canon 5D you have with the built-in microphone? That’s probably not going to cut it as your entire audio rig. In fact, not only is sound about to become your biggest concern the second you feel a wind kick up, you’re also going to have to learn how to use everything at your disposal in production and in post to cover the fact that video by itself is merely half of the finished product.Audio recording and working with sound and music in post are hugely important in terms of quality — as well as how it can creatively cover mistakes and aid storytelling. I highly recommend reading up on audio as much as possible before taking on your first videography project.Here are several audio and music resources.The Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Recording AudioAudio Editing: Mixing Speech and Music in Premiere ProVideo Editing Quick Tip: Using Audio Swells in Premiere ProPopular royalty-free music on PremiumBeat read more
Asked to look back on the changes that have taken place Asked to look back on the changes that have taken place in the game during his lengthy career, Tendulkar said, “A lot of changes happened. When I started playing cricket — that was ages ago in 1989 — we did not have a proper sponsor. So guys who had been around for a while had t-shirts and trousers and all that. “We, on our first tour, had limited resources to get top clothing. So, from there it all started. We were suddenly told that there is going to be a computer in the dressing room — which was in 2002-03. “What is a computer going to do in the dressing room? Computer is not going to teach you how to bat. But over a period of time we realised that planning and executing those plans was not left to imagination. We could actually set up a projector and have all those data displayed on the screen,” he said. “And if we spoke about, do not bowl to this batsman in this area, because that is his strong one, it was not us 15 players imagining, but it was actually there in front of us. Those kinds of things helped us in planning for them and to execute those plans, the thought process was clear,” he said. PTI NRB SSR KRK AH AH RDS read more
Large turnout for public consultation on Everton’s new stadiumby Ian Ferris11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMore than 43,000 people responded to Everton Football Club’s second stage public consultation into proposals for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukThe response makes it the largest commercial public consultation in the history of the city of Liverpool with 63,207 responses received across both stages of the public consultation making it one of the largest ever held in the UK. The results from the second stage consultation, which will be released in November, will be used by the Stadium Development Team to further refine the club’s plans and form part of the planning applications for both Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison Park. The club remains on-track to submit both applications before the end of 2019. Under ‘The People’s Project’ brand the Everton held their public consultation in two stages – November/December 2018 and July/August 2019 – generating the huge response from fans and residents from across Liverpool City Region and beyond, all offering their thoughts on the club’s ambitious plans. The first stage public consultation saw 20,168 people respond, with 94% of people agreeing that Bramley-Moore Dock was an appropriate site for the new stadium and 95% backing Everton’s plans for a community-led legacy at Goodison Park.During July and August, 43,039 people took part in the second stage public consultation, which included a 19-day roadshow, visiting nine locations across all six Liverpool City Region boroughs. The consultation focused on the designs for a new 52,000 capacity stadium and the plans for transport, heritage and the environment as part of the project. The consultation also outlined design proposals for a community-led legacy project on the site of Everton’s current Goodison Park home. Colin Chong, Everton’s Stadium Development Director, said: “The interest and enthusiasm for The People’s Project has resulted in an unprecedented response to the consultation. We’re grateful to the thousands of Evertonians, fans of other clubs and people that don’t have an interest in football who took part and shared their views with us. “We have been busy working our way through the tens of thousands of comments and ideas and analysing the results which will inform our proposals as we progress to submitting our planning applications before the end of the year. “We’ve been really pleased with the scale of response and how our approach to engagement and public consultation on this project has been recognised as exemplar by industry experts.”First stage public consultation results: – 20,168 respondents– 94% agreed Bramley-Moore Dock was an appropriate site for the new stadium– 95% agreed Goodison Park should be redeveloped to create a legacy the community can benefit from with: health facilities, education amenities, community meeting rooms, leisure provision and homes– 97% said it was important that Everton remain in the City of Liverpool– 86% agreed it was important that Everton stay in North Liverpool– 95% agreed the stadium could be used to host non-sporting events such as concerts TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say read more
Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsThe last time Barbara Suggashie spoke to her daughter she told her she was going to bring her home.The last time Jeffrey Owen spoke to his daughter he said the same thing.There never would be a next time.Neither would return home to Poplar Hill First Nation near the Ontario-Manitoba border.Amy OwenBoth died in different group homes after being taken from their parents.Suggashie’s daughter Kanina Sue Turtle, 15, died Oct. 29, 2016 in Sioux Lookout, Ont.Owen’s daughter Amy Owen, 13, died 2,000 km away in Ottawa, Ont.Suicide is believed to be the cause of death for the little girls who were living in group homes.“The first time I heard my daughter had passed away,” said Suggashie breaking down in tears. “I didn’t believe it.”She was told Kanina died from suicide but she doesn’t believe it and keeps demanding answers to this day.“She wasn’t like that when she was here. When she was at home,” said Suggashie. “She wasn’t cutting herself like that.”She said her daughter began cutting herself in care and had bounced around from foster care to group homes. One of those homes was in Ottawa – where Jeffrey Owen’s daughter was when she died last month.Kanina Sue TurtleJeffrey Owen said his daughter wasn’t suicidal before being put in a group home.“All I know is she was on suicide watch,” he said. “How could she have done this if she was under supervision?”He said Amy wasn’t allowed to make calls home but would do so anyways.The last time he talked to her was a few weeks before she died.“She said she wanted to come home. She hates it so much there. She started crying over the phone. I started crying with her and said ‘my girl, don’t worry. Pretty soon you’ll be home with us. Just try to be strong,’” he said. “I told her ‘we love you so much.’”Courtney ScottHe said he’s frustrated trying to find answers.“When they took these children in care they said they were going to keep them safe and they failed to do that,” he said.Courtney Scott, 16, died in a house fire at her group home in Ottawa on April 21. She was placed in the home but was originally from Fort Albany First Nation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.Suggashie said she last saw her daughter about two weeks before her death when she was taken to the hospital emergency room. She had harmed herself.“I told her, ‘I’m trying to get you back,’” said Suggashie.APTN has asked the province for a response to the deaths. There has been no response as of this [email protected] read more