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The Options Available For Converting A Video

The technology has advanced so much that there are a variety of options available for you to convert the file formats of the media files. You might feel lost while browsing the options but when you have Movavi’s converters, there is nothing that you have to worry about. You do not need to know about the technicalities and features of the software that you are using. Do not hesitate about it even if it is your first time. You do not need to worry about hiring professionals or technicians to do it for you as the software can do everything for you.

Good software is all that you need. The good converters help conversions to take place in the least time span possible.

The preset quality of the video is always predefined. The quality and resolution that is available is also very high. These software’s come with a lot more options and let you do many more things. You can modify your video the way you want. You can trim parts of the video clip, adjust the audio volume, and improvise on the quality of the video. Everything that is required for the conversion is available in the software itself. You can also convert image files. You can also join different clips and videos together to make it a single file. The procedure for different software is different. The file that you have edited and modified can also be saved in the same format.

The number of software that Movavi has is the best and unmatchable. The technologies used are advanced and very creative. The speed that it offers also is beyond any comparison. The video quality is very high and the encoding of the files is much faster than you can think. It also lets you extract videos and audios from any file format. You can also extract sound clips from movies and videos. If you want to add audio to a video you can also to do so. You can adjust the volume level of the audio or sound clip according to the way that you want.

The file of output is easily available with a lot of presets. The file will automatically get converted once you have chosen the file format type. The conversion takes place within the desired file format and is also automatic. With Movavi you do not have to worry about the operating system that you are using. Though you have to pay a certain price it is very reliable and safe. You can also check for options of offers and discounts to get a better price at The converter will do all the work for you within few minutes.

Single Solution to Complex Issues?

I always believe that in every problem or issue there’s always an answer to it. It may be either a simple or complex solution. But there’s one project that I am very much concerned of when authorities believe that the construction of Laguna Dike is the solution in mitigating the flooding issues that’s been bombarding Southern Metro Manila and Laguna itself. And since we all know that it has been a long standing problem along those areas and its nearby communities when massive bad weather disturbance comes, I have a strong feeling that this enormous dike does not only serve as flood control but it could also become the problem itself if it is not done appropriately and the right way.

Take a look on what happen to the levees and flood walls that suppose to protect the people and properties in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. And what about the mega dike in Pampanga that was damage when it was continuously pounded by torrential rains. These are just a couple of the many situations that can and may cause tremendous destruction if it is not done properly and if we continue to rely on a single solution to complex issues.

When the administration of President Benigno Aquino III announced the construction of Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike during his latest State of the Nation Address (SONA), it became the biggest project so far in his six-year term presidency. It will be implemented through a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) under the Build-Operate-Transfer scheme. DPWH will bid out this flagship project before the end of 2014 then construction will start in the later part of 2015 and will be completed in 2021, according to the reports that I’ve read.

As I read thoroughly about this massive project, I was so amazed of the enormity of the so called flood control system along the shores of Laguna de Bay because when completed, it also includes a 47-kilometer long six-lane expressway that will be built on top of the dike. It will also have bridges, pumping stations and flood gates, according to official documents from DPWH. But will it be the long term solution of the real flooding issues? Which I doubt, since we all know that flooding in the Philippines is a multifaceted issue that needs a complex solution and don’t have a single answer.

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Practicing Car Seat Safety

I could still remember and still very fresh in my mind the good idea created by one organization in giving away tens and thousands of car seats at no extra cost so everyone have the chance to have one for safety reason. That move was very commendable and very laudable, in fact, they should be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for such a great act. In this industrialized age world were motorized vehicles are increasing in staggering numbers, and no holding up, it is just wise to put our kids on car seats when we are traveling with them in the car.

And I am a very big advocate of safety first than comfort, so kids below 8 years old must be on car seats all the time when moving unless the child exceeds the height/weight limits set by the manufacturer. At the same time, no child below 13 years old should be sitting in the front seat at all times until they reach the height/weight limits too or when the regular seat belts are fitting properly already on your child.

Those are not my own guidelines but the basics of car seat safety set by safety authorities and regulators. According to experts, generally, kids should be at least 4 feet 9 inches tall and between the ages of 8 and 12 years before they can graduate from booster seats then be allowed to use adult seat belts. And most importantly, no child should ever be sitting free and unharnessed while riding in a car or even sitting on someone’s lap. So if you value the life of your child or if you still want to see them grow older then you should not exchange comfort from safety.

I brought up this topic once again because just a few days ago while driving in the city streets, I saw a child (pictured above) sitting on the lap of her/his mother in the front seat. Probably this child is just a year old or less yet the parents allowed it to be in the front. So it’s a big blow to the noble project of the organization that I mentioned above. They have tried their best to come up with solutions to promote safety by giving away car seats for free and it seems that it is still a long way in solving this increasing problem. And we will continue to see horrific fatalities from car accidents this kind of attitude and if we don’t start practicing car seat safety.

Global Toyota Recall

In the most recent vehicle issues, Toyota recalls about 6.39 million vehicles globally due to several issues that could cause potential safety risk and injury for the driver or passengers. The only good thing is that, there have been no reported crashes and injuries related to the various problems of the recalled vehicles according to the published reports. Although there two fires that are linked to one of the reported problems of the vehicles which is a defective engine starter.

So if you have a Toyota vehicle in the following models, then make sure to contact your dealer and have it check if it is part of the Toyota recall 2014. There are 27 Toyota models that includes Corolla sedan, RAV 4 SUV, Matrix, Yaris subcompact, Highlander and Tacoma that may have defective engine starter, faulty steering column bracket, driver’s seat rail defect, airbags that might no inflate, faulty power window switches and some issues in the windshield wiper motors.

It has been reported that the defective seat rails may cause the seat to slide forward in a crash, the airbag may fail to inflate due to a spiral cable that could be damaged when the steering wheel is turned and the engine starter defect that can keep the motor running that may cause fire.

And here are the figures of the Toyota recall across the world, 1.09 million in Japan, 2.3 million in North America, 810,000 in Europe and 62,000 in China. And the rest of the numbers are scattered among the regions of Africa, South America and the Middle East. So if you have one of the models and are currently in the above mentioned country then most likely the car that you are driving could be included in the recall.

But that’s not all there is, as the said defects were also found in Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia. The models mentioned are affected as it was produced at Toyota’s US factory which was jointly owned with General Motors and uses common parts of its entire vehicle lineup. So I highly urged you to stop reading now and give your dealer a call.

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