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September 10th, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

The internet plays a very big role in the success of self-storage facilities like Years ago, facilities can be searched through Yellow Pages but with the introduction of internet, potential customers have more access to information about the self-storage facility including the amenities they provide. Consumers are better informed before they make a final decision.

According to Comcast, it is upgrading its Internet Essentials plan to make sure that senior citizens get connections. The Pay-TV and internet giant has started the program in 2011 so that discounted internet services and computers can be offered to low income families. Because of the step undertaken by Comcast, more than half a million American homes or more than 2 million Americans can now go online.

The Internet Essentials program of Comcast is presently available to families that have one child who is eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program that includes public, parochial, private and homeschool students. Internet service is available for these families at $9.95 a month with the potential to purchase an internet-ready computer for less than $150.

In a blog post on Comcast’s website, senior EVP and chief diversity officer David L. Cohen announced upgrades that include increased download speeds from 5 Megabits per second to 10 Mbps at no additional cost with a free Wi-Fi router. With the upgrade, it will easier for families to connect to the internet simultaneously.
Comcast is also launching a pilot program that will help low-income seniors understand and the use the web. According to Pew Research Center, less than half or 47% of those aged 65 and above have broadband in their homes.

Cohen has made the announcement in West Palm Beach Florida where the first pilot program will start with the Urban League of Palm Beach. In the coming weeks, more pilot programs will be announced by Cohen.

Internet Essentials program grew from Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal. The net and cable provider agreed to provide increased broadband deployment to the low-income group for 3 years. The vision of the Comcast is to invest in communities because when they thrive, everyone benefits.

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August 25th, 2015 by DonnaRLuce

Last Sunday, numerous Albertans have gathered at the rotunda of the Alberta Legislature to celebrate Black Ribbon Day. Black Ribbon Day was established in order to remember the numerous victims of the Nazi regime, Nazism itself, and communism. This event has also been associated by many others with the tyranny happening in today’s modern times.

Sunday specifically marked the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact or the Treaty of Non-Aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The pact was named after the Soviet foreign minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and the German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop.

The pact specifically entails how there should be no belligerence between the two parties as well as never having to ally with the enemy of each party. During this treaty, about two million people, which can be estimated as the total population of Edmonton and Calgary combined, were sent to Siberia. Unfortunately, out of these two million people, only 505,000 people returned.

According to the deputy chair of committees, Richard Feehan, the world should not repeat the inhumane acts that were committed before. He also said that the survivors of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact are a proof that the human spirit always goes beyond evil.

David Shepherd of the Edmonton-Centre had also remarked on how there is still hope for people to achieve a future that is free from violence as long as there are people who are willing to stand up to and fight against the crimes against humanity.

People believe that the Black Ribbon Day will send a message on how human rights should be valued. Currently, similar crimes are still present today. There is cruelty, torture, imprisonment, violence, deprivation and death and the people who had launched Black Ribbon Day feels that they it is their obligation to remember the suffering of the victims of tyrannical regimes. To this day, the struggle is not yet over as many people are still victims, becoming victims of oppression.
One of the event’s organizers used the situation in Ukraine as an example. This only goes to show how history keeps repeating itself over and over again.

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