Empowering The Youth To Take Action Against Crime

In the last year, the various crimes against women have been brought under the spot light. Although these crimes may have been taking place before, they were not given due importance in the newspapers and the various other forms of media.

However, after the gruesome rape case that took place in Delhi, the nation was jolted into the reality of how serious the problem really is. The fact is that there are a number of crimes that are being committed every single day. Many of these cases include a violation of the rights of women and children.

In recent time, the media has played a major role in making sure that these crimes are highlighted. It is because of this effort that the public have become aware of the situation. They can now raise their voice and work to make sure that the safety of the common people remains a priority.

News channels play a major role in bringing crime under the spotlight. In order to further this effort, a number of entertainment channels have joint the team as well. There are shows that are dedicated to crime and helping the public understand the mind set of criminals.

A great example of this genre of television is Gumrah. The show recreates crimes that have taken place in India. A set of actors in act the entire crime from the planning stages to the implementation. It is explained to you in details so that you can understand the thoughts of the criminals.

The show has been doing exceptionally well and has been enjoying high TRP ratings since the launch in March 2012. Gumrah Season 3 is set to be aired this September and is sure to be as good as the first two seasons.

It not only works to educate people about the need for safety measures, it goes one step further, to make sure that their dedicated fans remain safe. The show has launched the VithU apps for different smart phone platforms. The app serves as a safety measure, which will send out messages to emergency contacts, when you are in distress.

On downloading the app, you are made to enter the numbers of people who need to be contacted in case of an emergency. If you are in trouble, all you have to do is press the power button of your phone twice, in quick succession. A message will be sent to all the saved number along with your location. This will help to track you down and make sure you are safe.

Like this, there are a number of other Safety mobile apps and still more being developed. This will go a long way in making sure that public safety remains a priority. It will help people to stay calm during crises and give them tips on the same.

This is will help to make sure that safety remains a priority and the crimes that are being committed against women and against people in general remain under control.

Woodturning Safety – What To Look For In A Sawbuck

Woodturning is a very safe part of the woodworking family of arts and crafts, however it uses power tools and sharp edges and carries a certain amount of risk. One of the areas of woodturning which has its own dangers is rough wood preparation, particularly in the area of faceplate work. A few simple rules and especially the use of an appropriate sawbuck will make the work much safer.

The most common form of faceplate for most people is bowl turning and most bowl blanks are cut from the log in undried or green form. This is almost forced on the turner as blanks thick enough to use for turning a bowl are very difficult to find unchecked and then very expensive when found. Cutting one’s own with a chainsaw quickly pays the cost of the chainsaw and its upkeep.

While a course in chainsaw safety should be undertaken by everyone who lans on the use of one, there are a couple of rules that every woodturner needs to know and follow. Note that most bowl blanks will start with a log longer than it needs to be so that a shorter one is cut from it and then sliced in two.

First of all, never cut logs to length in the pile. They need to be placed in a sawbuck so that the end of the log to be cut projects out of the buck and will fall away from the log when it is cut. This prevents kickback from the chainsaw. For in stance a ten inch long piece may be cut from a ten inch diameter but six foot long log to make ten inch bowls.

Second is to prevent the sides of the short log from jamming when slicing it down the center. The shorter log must be sliced with the chainsaw into two bowl blanks. This particular cut is peculiar to woodturners and requires a unique sawbuck. Most sawbucks are made of a couple of sets of legs made from two by fours in the shape of an X connected with a couple of crosspieces. While this is good for cutting to length, when the shorter log is cut lengthwise the X’s allow the pieces to slide down and grab the saw bar causing kickback that projects the saw at the sawyer’s head. This is both frightening and dangerous.

What is needed is a sawbuck that holds the log securely to prevent rolling and yet allows the two separated sides to fall away safely, releasing the chainsaw bar. One simple way to achieve this is to make a channel from two by fours. The log rests in the channel securing it from rolling but the width of the channel is narrow enough to allow the pieces to fall to safety. All that is now needed is a set of secure legs which hold the sawbuck at waist height or a bit below for comfort in the work.

Safety needs to be first and foremost when using a chainsaw. A good sawbuck easily made adds a great deal to the safety and enjoyment of woodturning wood preparation.

Safety First Baby Monitor Reviews

Parents appreciate the peace of mind and freedom of movement provided by baby monitors. Their little one can sleep peacefully in the crib while Mom and Dad take care of chores around the house. The parents can monitor the baby from another room and know immediately when Baby needs them. One product group of monitors is the Safety First baby monitor line. Their monitors include those that monitor sounds and also some that include a camera component for visual monitoring.

The Safety 1st Crystal Clear Baby Monitor and the Safety 1st Glow and Grow Baby Monitor are the more economical models. Both models offer two channels at 49MHz with low battery indicators and volume control. Both the parent and baby units in these models operate on batteries with AC adapters also included. They are both offered only in white. There are several variations between the models also. The Crystal Clear model includes a belt clip on the portable parent unit and an intercom talk back feature. Its signal has a range of up to 600 feet. In contrast, the Glow and Grow model provides a digital reading of the nursery’s temperature. It also has a tap on night light that automatically shuts off in fifteen minutes, which is handy for night time diaper changes. Its signal range is up to 400 feet away. Both receive good parent ratings for clear signal and great range. There seems to be some quality control issues, however, since some units are reported as having a lot of static while most others transmit very clearly.

The medium priced models the company makes are the Safety 1st Safe-Glow Nursery Monitor, the 1st Glow and Go Duo Monitor, the Sound View Monitor and the Comfort Zone Digital Baby Monitor. All operate on nine volt batteries with energy saving AC adapters included. All have low battery and power on indicators and only come in white. All have a portable parent unit with belt clip, but the Glow and Go Duo and the Safe-Glow models offer an additional parent unit as well. The first 3 models operate on two channels at 49 MHz at a range from up to four to six hundred feet. The Comfort Zone Digital is the only model with an alarm that signals if the nursery temperature falls outside the range parents have set for it. It also has 2.4 GHz of digital technology offering 14 channels at up to 900 feet. The Sound View, Glow and Go and Safe-Glow units have a soft glowing tap on night light with a fifteen minute automatic cut off period.

Parent reviews of these four models are mostly positive. There again appears to be inconsistency in production of the models. Some work very well from the start while others do not and need to be replaced. Some parents state the units “eat up batteries” as they only last a few hours sometimes in the parent unit. The nursery temperature measurements tend to be higher than the actual temperature of the room.

The final Safety 1st baby monitor models are the Prism and the True View Color Video Monitors. These are the most expensive models of the product line because they include color video cameras as the baby units. The Prism comes in black and the True View in white. Both have 2.4 GHz of digital technology which run on batteries with AC adapters included. Each can be set on table tops or wall mounted. Other common features are sound lights, volume and brightness controls, adaptable viewing angles and a signal range of up to 350 feet. The True View model includes low battery and on/off warning signals with an out of range indicator and auto channel selector. The Prism, on the other hand, offers a remote zoom feature, is voice activated and includes a date and time display. It also monitors the temperature in the nursery.