New born visits via babycam

Relatives and friends can watch videos of newborn babies on their phone as part of a “babycam” trial in several Perth maternity hospitals.

St John of God Hospital in Murdoch is one of the first to offer the Look My Baby service to new parents, allowing friends and family around the world to make a “virtual visit” to see their bundle of joy.

The Australian-developed service uses a small webcam attached to the baby’s cot which can stream live video of the new baby over the internet to a mobile phone or computer. Parents subscribe to the service for the length of their hospital stay and a security access code allows them to choose who is given access to the virtual baby visit.

Friends and family can watch the video of the baby free apart from the usual cost of their internet access.

SJOG Murdoch director of nursing Robyn Sutherland said the new service not only helped connect families who lived long distances apart but could also be a useful way to avoid tired mothers having too many visitors.

“Our new babies receive many welcome visitors, but this service can give friends and family the option of enjoying a virtual visit instead, giving our new mums a little more time to relax before going home,” she said.  Read the rest of this entry »

USA bell tower, alumni plaza becoming reality

Construction is going on all over campus, but one project has a special story. The bell tower has been in the works for two decades. Twenty years ago, initial discussions began about building a bell tower and the first donations were also given. The bell tower and alumni plaza are finally under construction and set to be complete later this year. Administrators hope to have the complex complete in time for homecoming on Nov. 7, but, depending on the weather, it may be as late as January 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Tärnaby, Sweden Webcam


Tärnaby is a locality situated in Storuman Municipality, Västerbotten County, Sweden with 533 inhabitants in 2005.

It is known for its successful skiers, particularly in the “technical” disciplines: Slalom and Giant Slalom: Ingemar Stenmark, Anja Pärson, Bengt Fjällberg, Stig Strand and Jens Byggmark. 18 km further north in the Parish of Tärnaby is the village Hemavan, a ski resort, with an airport and start point of the Kungsleden trail.

About a quarter of Sweden’s surface area is in Lapland. Lapland originally extended eastward. However, in 1809 the Russian Empire annexed the eastern part of the Swedish realm, and created the Grand Duchy of Finland, which in effect split Lapland into a Swedish part and a Finnish part, both of which still exist today.

The wildman wielding a club as heraldic symbol of Lapland first appeared at the coronation of Charles IX of Sweden in 1607, then at the same king’s burial in 1611. The colour red of his skin was decided only in 1949; before then various colours had been used (natural skin colour in the first half of the 20th century). The wildman, though unusual in heraldry, is an old symbol of the uncivilized north and appeared in books and woodcuts of the 16th century. Tärnaby Webcam and Sweden Webcam.

Live Webcam Turtle Watch in Florida at Henderson Park Inn

The white sand beaches of Destin and Santa Rosa Beach are well suited for the annual turtle migration ad nesting season. This year, we get a great insight with a live stream camera with infra red lighting to witness the hatching.

Turtles hatch during a full moon cycle, so the case of the Henderson Park Inn nesting in Destin Florida should result in a hatch this year of August 13th. FLV Hosting is a leading provider of live streams, and has supplied the live stream as a cross promotion with 30a Television and Henderson Park Inn.

“We are excited to be able to bring live stream technology to such a wonderful nature event,” said Mike McGuinness, VP Sales at FLV Hosting. “This is an event that not many people get to experience during their lifetime, so we are very pleased to be able to make it accessible to everyone, regardless of their location.”

A super close up of the turtle nest is not completely practical to ensure the safety of the turtles, and the infra red camera and stream will not affect their proper hatching. Sometimes bright lights near the beach confuse turtles, who mistake the lights for the full moon, so head inland instead of the Gulf of Mexico. An infrared camera is used as it will not affect the turtles as they hatch and rush to the sea : Live Webcam Turtle Watch in Florida at Henderson Park Inn

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