Radio vibes

Posted on August 4, 2011 by admin.
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The love and affection between pets and owners goes creates a bond that is second, for most, only to their human relatives and friends. So when a beloved pet goes missing the distress can be a huge upheaval to the owner. Recently listening to a radio show on lost cats you could hear the emotion in so many of the contributors. I imagine should it have been a TV show, instead of a radio program that the images of the owners would have been distressing. They discussed what was the best plan of action should you discover that you have a lost cat. The problem with cats is they say that they say that actually many have second or even third owners who they also visit less frequently than the number one owner. In addition cats have a tendency to curl up in people sheds and garages and then end up being locked in by mistake. Should an investigative mission not come up trumps then poster campaigns are often successful followed by professional search teams, a few which now actually use sniffer dogs. Often the result is positive and the lost cat is found but occasionally cats are just never found. Not the most joyous radio program I have listened to but all the same informative and eye opening.

Dyslexia in pre school children

Posted on February 21, 2011 by admin.
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Dyslexia in preschool age children.

Diagnosing a child yourself with dyslexia at a young age can be quite difficult. It is normal for a preschool age child to reverse letters when learning to write and read. This is why learning and understanding the symptoms is extremely important.
Although mixing up letters and words at this age can be perfectly normal watching the child closely as he or she learns can also be critical. Early diagnosis is extremely important because studies show that if caught early the brain function can be modified so they can become fluent readers.
While mixing up letters at this point in age is normal there are symptoms that one could look for. If the child has no appreciation for nursery rhymes and cannot learn them this could be a cause for concern. If they mispronounce words and have prolonged baby talk this can also be concerning. Another symptom is when the child cannot remember the letters in his or her own name. If the child refuses to read or write there could be a problem. It could be their instinct to just runaway and hide. If some of these symptoms are occurring and there is a family history of reading problems then the child should have a dyslexia test.
While dyslexic children have trouble reading they will be strong in other areas. For example kids that are dyslexic often are very curious and have a great imagination. Figuring things out easy is something found often in dyslexic children. It is important that dealing with being dyslexic does not hurt their self esteem. This is why it is crucial for parents to concentrate on the child’s strengths as well. Teachers as well should be praising their accomplishments often.
Parents and teachers play a crucial role in identifying this disability in children. The earlier it is caught the earlier intervention can begin. Having being diagnosed at an early age is beneficial in the child’s life. If your child shows any of these symptoms and dyslexia is a concern do not hesitate to get them tested. The younger the child the easier it will be for them to learn how to deal with the disability.

Dab Radio

Posted on February 7, 2010 by greenstoneradio.
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Digital Audio Broadcasting, or DAB, is a digital technology that is designed to broadcast radio stations to a wide audience.

Initial development of DAB technology began in the early 1980s in Germany and first DAB transmissions were made across the country in 1988. Key choices concerning the specifics of the technology to be used were made in 1990 and the complete protocol was finalized in 1993.

The United Kingdom was the first country to adopt DAB as a widespread radio broadcasting system. The first commercial DAB radio receivers went on sale during 1999 and by 2001 there were more than 50 DAB stations being broadcast across London. These first stations were either run by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) or individual commercial ventures.

In 2006, approximately 500 million people worldwide were within coverage of DAB radio broadcasts but sales of DAB receivers were still limited to a handful of European countries. Around 1000 DAB radio stations were in operation around the world at this time.

One of the main objectives of developing DAB radio was to improve the overall sound quality of transmissions by achieving higher fidelity and more resistance to noise and interference.

On many of the early DAB systems however, a better quality of sound can be achieved via the established FM (Frequency Modulation) radio stations due to the relative inefficiency of the audio codec used for DAB broadcasting.

Despite this failure to improve sound quality there are many other benefits inherent to the DBAB system. DAB radio stations are more bandwidth efficient than their analogue counterparts, so more stations can be made available and broadcasting costs are lower.

DAB radio transmitters also have the capability to automatically tune to a particular station chosen from a list, as well as receiving textual information about the broadcast, such as the title of the current song or traffic information for the station.

A newer version of DAB, termed DAB+, was made available in 2006 with the adoption of a new audio codec. This upgrade has the primary goal of achieving greater sound quality for DAB radio transmissions.