Specsavers hosting Hearcare Open Day with free tests and advice this August

first_imgSPECSAVERS Audiologists in Donegal Town, Letterkenny and Sligo are hosting a walk-in Hearcare Open Day next month to encourage locals to prioritise their hearing health.On special dates in the first week of August, the Specsavers team will host a representative from hearing aid experts Phonak, who will be on hand to meet with locals, discuss any hearing issues they may be having and offer free hearing tests, as well as highlighting the benefits of the new Phonak Marvel Hearing Aids.Drop by your nearest Hearcare Open Day at the times below: Sligo Specsavers Hearcare Centre, Quayside Shopping Centre,  1st August 2019 started 10am until 4pmDonegal Town Specsavers Hearcare Centre, The Diamond 2nd August 2019 10am to 4pmLetterkenny Specsavers Hearcare Centre, 64 Port Road 8th August 2019 10am to 4pmResearch*, recently commissioned by Specsavers, reveals that just over half of adults (52%) in Ulster regularly worry about losing their hearing, yet only 27% of people would act quickly (within a week) if they noticed a change in their hearing. Hearing loss affects around one in six Irish adults, yet the main reason people cite for not having regular hearing tests is that they believed their hearing to be fine. In actual fact, hearing loss can be gradual, and many people may not notice they are struggling. Just under a third of people (32%) in Ulster say they would be less inclined to go to social events in fear they would not be able to hear people properly.Audiologist at Specsavers Letterkenny, Martina McNulty, stresses that the speed of deterioration and the effects can often be reduced with hearing protection and early intervention.‘Hearing aids work to enhance your existing hearing so early detection and intervention is crucial. Untreated hearing loss can have far-reaching implications beyond hearing and has been linked to feelings of depression, frustration and anxiety. Our representative from hearing aid brand Phonak will provide customers with professional audiology advice and can determine a suitable type of hearing aid based on their lifestyle and hearing needs.’Specsavers Letterkenny Audiologist Martina McNulty. Photo Clive WassonThe new Phonak Marvel Hearing Aids, which will be highlighted at the Hearcare Open Days, offer a multitude of benefits. The Bluetooth features mean it can connect directly to either iOS or Android smartphones or other Bluetooth enabled phones and be used for hands-free calls, for listening to TV, music, e-books, podcasts and so much more. Marvel Hearing Aids can distinguish between streamed speech and music signals for an optimised sound quality and are available with powerful rechargeable technology.Martina together with her professional hearing team will also be on hand at the Letterkenny Specsavers Hearcare Centre on Thursday, 8 August carrying out demonstrations using the latest technology in an effort to remove stigmas around the wearing of hearing aids.Martina continues: ‘Common misconceptions around hearing aids can discourage people from initially seeking treatment and wearing the devices. The truth is that modern hearing aids can be discreet, can improve both hearing loss and overall quality of life, but are also cost effective at Specsavers stores. We have an extensive range of hearing aids featuring the newest innovations, with highly trained hearing healthcare professionals that will help you pick the right device for you. With PRSI benefits, cost doesn’t need to be a major concern.’On a positive note, attitudes towards wearing hearing aids seems to be shifting, with (91%) of those surveyed in Ulster saying that they would prefer to wear them if it was recommended. Some 85% agree that hearing aids can drastically improve your standard of life. However, fears relating to appearance (33%), cost (62%) and how people believe they age you (31%) are among the biggest deterrents to wearing hearing aids.For anyone interested in visiting the Hearcare Open Day, drop by Specsavers Donegal Town, Letterkenny or Quayside Sligo on the following dates:  Sligo Specsavers Hearcare Centre, Quayside Shopping Centre, 1st August 2019 starting 10am until 4pmDonegal Town Specsavers Hearcare Centre, The Diamond 2nd August 2019 10am to 4pmLetterkenny Specsavers Hearcare Centre, 64 Port Road 8th August 2019 10am to 4pmFor further information, contact Specsavers Letterkenny on 074 916 7040 or visit https://www.specsavers.ie/stores to find your nearest centre.Specsavers hosting Hearcare Open Day with free tests and advice this August was last modified: July 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:audiologistHearcare CentreHearcare Open DayHearingSpecsaverslast_img read more

Why the LV=Cup is important for clubs like Quins

first_imgFormer England captain Lewis Moody says the LV=Cup represents a great chance for young players at clubs like Harlequins to showcase their ability.Retired flanker Moody, who won the competition with Leicester Tigers in 2007, is an ambassador for the Anglo-Welsh cup, which is known for giving future stars their big break.The LV=Cup. Watch the next generation break through. For tickets and info visit www.lv.com/rugbySee also:Moody: Quins kids can shine in LV=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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Menor shines for Bulacan

first_imgOgie Menor finally found his groove as the former pro powered Bulacan to an 87-70 drubbing of Laguna to strengthen its playoff bid in the North division of the MPBL Datu Cup at Caloocan Sports Complex.Menor, the former San Beda Red Lion, who played seven seasons in the PBA, before moving to the United States a few years ago, played his best game for the Kuyas, scoring 13 points, while James Martinez finished with 15.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nava, Pascua shoulder PH charge in Asian tourney SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Convinced by coach Britt Reroma to come out of retirement, Menor has struggled in his first few games back, before his breakout performance last Wednesday night.“He will be an asset to this team,” said Reroma, whose team improved to 11-6 for fifth spot in their conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefLater, Paul Sanga knocked down six triples as Caloocan toppled Pampanga, 78-62. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?last_img read more

CRA lawyers say Loblaw misused Barbadian subsidiary for tax avoidance

first_imgTORONTO – Loblaw Companies Ltd.’s Barbadian banking subsidiary was “playing with its own money” rather than acting as an active business with outside customers and is obligated to pay tax back home, government lawyers told a Toronto court on Wednesday.Barbados-based Glenhuron Bank Ltd. did not meet the requirements to be considered a foreign bank under Canadian law and be exempt from paying tax to the Canada Revenue Agency, Justice Department lawyer Elizabeth Chasson said in her closing arguments at the Tax Court of Canada.There is “absolutely nothing” connecting Glenhuron to Barbados, she told Justice Campbell Miller, and the subsidiary was established to avoid paying tax.“It has no customers in Barbados. It’s not trying to break into the financial services business in Barbados, because it’s only earning profit for itself in a very sophisticated, very complicated system.”The trial centred on the federal government’s reassessments of Loblaw’s subsidiary for several tax years dating as far back as 2001, and began after the company filed an appeal in 2015. The Minister of Finance concluded the income earned by Glenhuron was from an “investment business” and therefore subject to income tax, according to court documents.The reassessments, which were received between 2015 and 2018, are for the 2000 to 2013 taxation years and total $437 million of taxes, interest and penalties owed, according to Loblaw’s latest quarterly financial report.Loblaws Inc. was incorporated as an international business corporation in Barbados in September 1992 and its activities included investing in short-term securities and holding cross-currency swaps, according to court documents.Loblaws Inc. changed its name to Glenhuron Bank Ltd. in November 1993 and in December 1993 it became a licensee under the Offshore Banking Act of Barbados.Glenhuron was liquidated in 2013, when Loblaw decided to use that capital domestically to buy Shoppers Drug Mart.Department of Justice lawyers had argued during the trial, which began in April, that Loblaw Financial took steps to make Glenhuron Bank appear to be a foreign bank in order to avoid paying tax.Loblaw has argued that Glenhuron qualified for the “regulated foreign bank” exception.The majority of Glenhuron’s activities involved arms-length entities, such as swap contracts with large banks, and its banking licence from Barbadian authorities is further evidence that it fits the profile of a bank, Loblaw lawyer Al Meghji has told the court.Although Glenhuron had a banking license from the Barbados authorities, it did not take deposits or provide financial services to outside customers, Chasson argued on Wednesday, but rather largely used its own funds in transactions such as buying short-term securities.Banks typically take customers’ deposits and use it for lending and investments, she noted.“The key difference is it comes from the customers, from the public,” Chasson said. “But here, it’s all within the Loblaw/Weston family.”By entering into swap contracts and purchasing short-term securities Glenhuron is acting as a customer, rather than conducting business with arms-length parties and generating profits, Chasson argued.“Glenhuron could have been operated anywhere,” she told the court. “It has nothing to do with Barbados in particular. The only thing about Barbados is it’s a low tax jurisdiction. That’s it.”Companies in this story: (TSX:L)last_img read more

Council rejects proposed Toboggan Hill Snow Park

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City of Fort St. John Staff presented Council with options to develop the Toboggan Hill Park for the upcoming 2020 Winter Games.Staff asked Council if there would be interest in a temporary or permanent structure to support a working snow hill feature used in competitions for Freestyle and Snowboarding at the Winter Games.Freestyle is the discipline of skiing over moguls and doing aerials while Snowboarding is a newly added event to the Winter Games with the 1/2 pipe and slopestyle events. Council stated; Since the creation of a snow park at Toboggan Hill Park was not part of Councils strategic plan and has not been included in the 2019 or future capital budgets, the request for consideration was declined.In 2017, community volunteers built a temporary snowboard park on Toboggan Hill.last_img

Province to introduce program to support renters that are facing eviction

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction will be releasing a program that aims to support B.C. renters that are facing eviction.According to the Government, renters facing short-term financial difficulties will soon get more help and avoid evictions with new funding for community rent banks.As part of Budget 2019, the Province granted $10 million to the Vancity Community Foundation to develop a sustainable, provincewide rent bank system. The Government says VanCity will consult with existing rent banks to develop a sustainable provincial program.Social Development Minister, Shane Simpson, says rent banks play an important role in helping to avoid evictions, adding that he is looking forward to hearing about the outcome from the consultation.“Preventing homelessness by helping people avoid eviction is key and rent banks play an important role. The Province is contributing this funding to support a sustainable network of rent banks to help people in B.C., and I look forward to hearing about the consultation, and the plan that Vancity and the existing rent banks will have in place for the long term.”VanCity will be working with existing rent banks to better understand their operational needs, discuss best practices, identify service gaps and examine expanding the rent bank model to more communities throughout B.C.More information on Rental Assistance Programs can be found at bchousing.org.last_img read more

27883 gm gold seized from Biju Patnaik Airport

first_imgBhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence unit of Customs department Wednesday seized 278.83 grams of gold from two passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here, customs official at the airport said. The cost of the seized gold is an estimated Rs 9.08 lakh, said the officials who intercepted the two passengers following on spot intelligence. The passengers hailed from West Bengal and Jharkhand. They had arrived from Bangkok. On searching their luggage the officers found white gold rings of foreign origin having purity of 99.99 per cent concealed under buttons of garments and seized those, the official said. The two persons were detained for questioning and investigation into the incident is underway, the official said.last_img

How to stop People from spying on you through your Webcam

first_imgEl Jaddida – Take a look at your computer’s webcam; do you think it is off because the cam’s light indicator is not turned on? Unfortunately, that’s not the case!Lots of people use the internet for different purposes; browsing websites, playing video games, listening to music, watching their favorite programs or chatting with their friends…etc. Whatever is the reason why they use the internet for, they are not safe from being spied on through their webcams.The internet is full of websites and social media groups advertising pictures and videos of naked women from different parts of the world, some of them have been recorded while they were actually broadcasting their webcams; whereas others were mere victims recorded while they were working on something on their computers or feeling relaxed at home while their computers lied on their desks unknowing that they were being recorded. A case in point over the news is Cassidy Wolf, Miss Teen USA, a victim of webcam spying by one of her classmates Jared Abrahams, who later admitted taking several pictures and videos of different women without their knowing. He used a software that turns on the in-built laptop’s webcam without triggering the cam’s LED, thus the victim would have no way of knowing that the webcam is broadcasting.If the story got you suspicious, you’ve got two ways of precaution; one is to disable your webcam when not in use. To do so, go to your device manager section, under the list of Imaging Devices right click on the name of your webcam and choose disable. However, if you are a frequent webcam user, just find a piece of duck tape and put it on your webcam when not in use.In short, one never predicts what is to happen. “Prevention is better than cure.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Tiger Woods Getting Healthy Taking Full Swings

Tiger Woods, out since the spring following back surgery, has progressed enough in his recovery to extend his swing, his agent said Tuesday, creating optimism that he might be able to compete in next month’s British Open.Woods already has missed two majors this year while he recovers from a microdiscectomy on his back on March 31. He last played on March 9 at Doral, when he closed with a 78 despite the pain in his lower back. Woods has said he has no idea when he will be healthy enough to return to competition.A report on Golf Channel’s morning show said he was taking full swings at the Medalist Golf Club in South Florida.”Tiger is progressing like he expected,” Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said in an email. ”Feeling good each day. As each day passes and he feels that way, he lengthens the swing a bit.”Woods is the tournament host next week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional. It is not expected that he will play. The deadline to enter is Friday. This is the first year of title sponsorship for the Detroit-based company.The next major is the British Open on July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool, where Woods won in 2006.The last time Woods missed two majors in one year because of injuries was in 2011, when he sat out the U.S. Open and British Open to let his leg fully recover. That year, he returned at Bridgestone Invitational in early August, a World Golf Championship that has no cut.In a promotional day for Quicken Loans last month, Woods said he was chipping and putting in a way that did not require rotation in his back. That was four weeks ago.He said he did not know how much time it would take for him to be ready for a tournament once he could take full swings with no pain.”The more time you give me, I think the better I’ll be,” he said. ”The great thing about what I’ve done so far and all my other previous surgeries, is that I worked on my short game. Once I start expanding from there and start competing and playing, if I start spraying it all over the lot and not hitting it that great, at least my short game is solid. That’s one of the positives to it.”Woods has slipped from No. 1 to No. 4 in the world ranking, and he is likely to fall a couple of more spots in coming weeks. He is at No. 207 in the FedEx Cup standings – having finished 72 holes only once this year – and the top 125 get into the playoffs that start Aug. 21.The news comes one day after Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open with the second-lowest score in history at 271. The overnight rating for NBC Sports was 3.3, down 46 percent from the previous year at Merion. read more

Muller I am envious of the engine in Mbappes butt

first_imgThomas Muller admits that the one thing that he is jealous about Kylian Mbappe is the “engine” inside the butt of the speedy France youngsterGermany and France played out a goalless draw in Munich on Thursday.While the 2018 World Cup winners appeared rusty, Mbappe continued to impress.Having now witnessed the 19-year-old first hand with his clever little tricks and pace, Muller is feeling a little envious.“He has an engine in his butt that everyone else wants to have,” the German forward joked on SportsKeeda.“He makes one fast step and leaves the opponent behind. You have to defend players like him with more than one player, even if he leaves one player behind the next one has to try to stop him.“That’s the only way you can stop remarkable players like him. Of course, he had some moments during the game that the spectators enjoyed.”Revealed: Florentino Perez’s plan to sign Kylian Mbappe Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 According to a report from ‘El Chiringuito’, Florentino Perez revealed his plans to sign Kylian Mbappe from PSG next season.We all knew this was…It was the first time Germany had played following their disastrous World Cup campaign at Russia and Mesut Ozil’s controversial decision to retire from international football.“We had a lot of pressure before the game,” Muller said.“But we responded in the way we had to.“You have to make distinctions. It wasn’t our best game and we have a lot to pay back. That was the first key step, but that’s all.”??????… pic.twitter.com/vWzfiIYNgR— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 6, 2018last_img read more