Full-time carer finds respite in her Instagram photos

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(ABC Mid North Coast: Gabrielle Lyons) That’s probably when I turned to Instagram.” Ms Goodwin said originally she joined the photo sharing application as a means of communication with her daughter once she moved interstate, however her morning walks introduced her to an entirely different community. “Being a full-time carer is quite consuming, I am essentially doing the role of two people all the time, “I started walking on the beach every morning for my own health and respite and I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful it was. “Having been in a life or death situation where I came very close to losing someone very close to me, I think it’s important to highlight the important things in life,” she said. “There is a certain beauty to aging so I print them copies of their photos for birthdays and greeting cards.” Due to the popularity of the sunrise swimmers Instagram page, Ms Goodwin said many of the swimmers had joined the app themselves. Sunrise is Ruth Goodwin’s favourite time of day.As she stands with her toes deeply buried in the sand, she takes photographs of the elderly swimmers who brave the icy cool morning surf. “People as they age don’t always have photos of themselves, which I think is really sad,” she said. I think it gives them a little feeling of celebrity.”Ms Goodwin considers her sunrise swimmers profile like a documentary of the beach, but also the people she interacts with daily.”It has almost become like a time-lapse or documentary of morning life,” she said.”I have considered putting together a collection and showcase these photographs,”I regularly go home to Bill and show him the photos I have taken saying ‘look how different the light is in the one’.”Capturing the communitySince starting up the Instagram page, Ms Goodwin said she had become an accidental advocate for the early morning swimming community. “Even though I am sharing these moments on social media, I am truly in the moment and sharing a very special moment of the morning.”

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Ms Goodwin considers her photograph and the Sunrise Swimmers as her respite, as she is the full time carer for her husband. Photo:
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Ms Goodwin said she started photographing the sunrise swimmers on Port Macquarie’s Town beach after having tested the water herself.”The beach showers only have cold water, so I only swim in the warmer months,” she said.”I started the sunrise swimmers Instagram and it became a record for the people who brave the surf.”It was just a little bit of fun, but the elderly people who swim and the surfers are happy to be my models. (Supplied: Ruth Goodwin)
Ms Goodwin and her husband Bill relocated to Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid north coast three years ago after Mr Goodwin suffered from a stroke.Forcing the two into retirement sooner than expected, Ms Goodwin is now her husband’s full-time carer. “As I walked along I noticed these people getting in and out of the water as the sun was rising and I just thought they were so brave,” she said. An Instagram page on sunrise swimmers at a Port Macquarie beach was created from one of the necessities of being a full-time carer — respite. “So some mornings are spent with me giving them little tech-help sessions over coffee.” Ms Goodwin believes providing this simple form of care for the people she photographs every morning emphasises the simple beauty in life. “We packed up from Katoomba in the Blue mountains and followed the sun,” she said. “Some of the folk have had to upgrade their phones in the time I have known them so they could join the page,” she said. External Link:

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Rare 1950s Braille globe to be digitised for new generation

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It allows them to “understand the place of our planet, understand the size and shape of the countries and oceans, and use Braille to help their way around it”, State Library of Queensland spokeswoman Margaret Warren told ABC Brisbane’s Terri Begley.The globe is made of wood and aluminium with Braille letters punched into the aluminium, and includes several accompanying plates providing contextual information and instructions on how to use the globe.”The different continents are raised a little bit so a person with vision impairment can feel the shape of the continents,” Ms Warren said.”The countries and continents are named in Braille.”It was very much still in the Commonwealth, the Empire phase, [so] most of the trails around the globe come from the United Kingdom.”A child who wanted to understand where Australia was in relationship with Britain would run their fingers over these raised dots read the Braille, and work their way around the globe to find their way through the Panama Canal, over the Pacific Ocean and then down eventually to Australia.”Modern technology to share globe with new generationAt the time, Tunley’s invention was a significant step forward for vision-impaired children.In Queensland, education was not compulsory for blind and deaf children until 1924, and Tunley was instrumental in lobbying the Government to make that change.Tunley dedicated much of his life to improving the lives of deaf and blind children, particularly through education.In addition to the globe, Tunley created maps, models, toys, and games, but his name remains relatively unknown and there are very few Tunley globes left in the world.Just one frail globe remains in Brisbane, where it is held in the State Library. A project has been launched to save an intricate Braille globe invented in Queensland in the 1950s — and share the story of the “fairy godfather of blind children” behind it.Richard Frank Tunley’s invention opened up the map of the world to blind and vision-impaired children. Photo:
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Ms Warren and her colleagues hope modern technology can help them change that, so the globe can once again be used as a learning tool.With money provided by a Queensland Library Foundation crowd-funding initiative, the State Library will use photogrammetry and 3D printing technologies to render the globe as a 3D plan.Ms Warren said the plan would be made publicly available for anyone to print in 3D and touch — exactly the same way Tunley intended the original globe to be experienced.The original Tunley globe will also appear at the State Library later this year in an exhibition looking at inventions and innovations from Queensland.
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Andra Day – Rise Up lyrics

Rise Up lyrics
You’re broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry-go-round
And you can’t find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains

And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
And I’ll rise up
High like the waves
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you

When the silence isn’t quiet
And it feels like it’s getting hard to breathe
And I know you feel like dying
But I promise we’ll take the world to its feet
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains
And I’ll rise up
I’ll rise like the day
I’ll rise up
I’ll rise unafraid
I’ll rise up
And I’ll do it a thousand times again
For you
For you
For you
For you
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All we need, all we need is hope
And for that we have each other
And for that we have each other
We will rise
We will rise
We’ll rise, ohh ohhh
We’ll rise

I’ll rise up
Rise like the day
I’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
I will rise a thousands times again
And we’ll rise up
Rise like the waves
We’ll rise up
In spite of the ache
We’ll rise up
And we’ll do it a thousands times again
For you ohhhh ohhh ohh ohhh ohh
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Dancehall Need More Balance Says Agent Sasco

He also want stakeholders to start look at the business aspects of dancehall and that’s a sentiment that has been echoed from musicians over the last few years. The issue is when there is no balance to it or when it is one-dimensional.”
Agent Sasco added that currently he is hearing too much of the same thing on the airwaves and want to see more balance among the new acts. Tweet
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Dancehall music is currently back in mainstream, but Assassin, aka Agent Sasco, says the music need more balance. Sasco has around two decades of experience in dancehall and has created a vast catalog for himself including some international hits with overseas artists. “You have 17-year-olds now that have an idea of what dancehall should look and sound like,” he said. The full earning potential of dancehall acts are not being met, despite the huge popularity of the genre worldwide and over the last few years you have some big name international acts like Drake, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran tapping into the genre to make massive hits. “I am not going to be one of the man dem who dictate how fi dem (young artistes) world should look because it is for dem to use how dem see it to come up with material. The 34-year-old deejay made a name for himself as one of the most prolific lyricists in dancehall and often drew attention for his socially conscious and thought provoking lyrics. Sasco recently weighed in on the state of the music and how the young acts stacks up to the veterans in the business.

Ishawna Talks Danielle D.I. Beef and Disrespecting Miss Lou

Speaking with Winford Winford on OnStage last weekend, Ishawna says she has no regrets about the “mother” lyrics. I don’t know anything about D.I., me and D.I. While the “Equal Rights” appears to be the victor, it came at a price. The dancehall deejay then discussed some recent backlash over some remarks she said about Miss Lou on Instagram and her recent “Equal Rights” single. “I’ve just been doing my things, deal with my career as everybody knows that’s what I do, I focus on me and I just heard a song came out about me,” Ishawna said. She also spoke in depth about the mother situation where she said that she has no regrets. were never friends, we never use to cross roads together none of that. She also said that she has a lot more to come but didn’t elaborate on her new singles. beef ended as fast as it started. Me here a mind my business a go my gym, a drink my water, a take my vitamins, and I just heard a song about me. Tweet
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Ishawna and Danielle D.I. “She said a lot of things in her interview and everything that she said was not true and I am not really here to discuss what she said in her interview, I am just speaking on what I know about. Her gritty diss records drew some controversy for some lyrics where she was disrespected D.I.’s mother. I had a flight because I was suppose to go England and my flight got postponed and I just decided that I am going to answer her because I have some free times on my hands.”
Ishawna said that initially she didn’t want to respond, but because she had some free time on her hands she decided to go in the studio and released a diss track.

Popcaan Calls Alkaline a “Wanna Be Don”

So Beenie Man already takes the king title and Bounty Killer takes the general title. The Unruly Boss took some shots at his dancehall rival over the weekend referring to him as a “wanna be don.” “So f***ing unruly Nuh Likkle wanna be don can’t fool me #outside,” Poppy wrote. While Alkaline and Vybz Kartel fights over the dancehall “donship” title, Popcaan is choosing his side and natural he sided with the Gazanation don. Tweet
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Popcaan is once again making his feelings towards Alkaline be known. In case you were off the grid for a good minute, last week Alkaline and Vybz Kartel went buck heads while proclaiming themselves to be the don of dancehall. Now it’s all about the “one don.” Kartel released a new single “Don’t Come Back” where he not only rip his baby mama but also proclaim himself as the don. “One don one don that’s me / Kartel, Worl’ Boss or Teach / Run street whether black or bleach,” he rhymes. It didn’t take long after the song’s release for Alkaline to post on IG calling himself “1 Don.” Now it’s Popcaan’s turn to say something, and while he didn’t bestow the title onto himself, he basically said Vybz Kartel is the true don, not surprisingly.