The company is boosting home phone prices via an increase in its “system access fee,” to $5.95 from $4.50. The system access fee is native to the cellphone world and is a uniquely Canadian marketing trick, critics say, used by phone companies to make consumers think they’re paying less than they actually are there’s the advertised price of the service, then there’s the extra tacked on fee. The service provider can raise this fee and bring in more revenue, all the while maintaining the illusion that their rates are lower than they actually are.
This is also the day in which the sun reaches its highest point above the horizon: At noon, the sun will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer. That’s a latitudinal line located about wait for it 23.5 degrees north of the equator. (A similar phenomenon takes place on the December solstice, when the sun hits the Tropic of Capricorn, a southern line located 23.5 degrees below the equator.).
And, much like semi kindred Detroit spirit Dwele, there are timeless reverberations of Marvin Gaye here, too.Protest songs polite enough to take home to your mother are where Good Things truly plays an ace card, though. The quiet drama in the refrain of Politician simply yet eloquently encapsulates the heart sinking detachment from democracy that has troubled many disillusioned voters in turbulent times.With Bilal and the aforementioned Dwele dropping similarly inspired albums this year already, 2010 is fast becoming a landmark year for thoughtful American soul craft. Good Things is sufficiently accomplished, in fact, to at least temporarily banish the clouds of financial doom and gloom to the horizon.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileSince it has become a bit lost amid the CRTC’s new media hearings, it’s probably worth mentioning again that the deadline for submissions to the CRTC’s net neutrality hearings is on Feb. 23.The deadline was extended last week to allow for interested parties to comment on figures from the internet service providers on the volume and nature of traffic on their networks. The CRTC said the ISPs could do so in confidence.
Miscanthus sinensis Gracillimus, or maiden grass, forms a fountain of thin, arching leaves. In the fall, tall seed heads are formed that open into plumes persisting well into winter. Miscanthus Zebrinus, or zebra grass, looks like a tropical plant that has adapted to the North.