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Electricians 2013 Glasgow

Electricians Glasgow  west end   follow us on Facebook  This is the last blog of 2013 from WES Electrical , its been a fantastic year always learning year on year on how to deal with business, new situations that can arise, new customer we meet and new business relationships in Glasgow / clarkston / giffnock / newton mearns that we have made. Business is fantastic and hopfully going into 2013 we maintain the standard going forward. As per every start of a new year we work out an advertising budget going forward this year we are going to focus on paisley the westend of glasgow , and bearsden . with a busdget of around 2000£ p/m we aim to be pretty busy. As our goal is to take on a new electrician by february and a new apprentice for the start of june. We have updates to our websites electricians westend glasgow and to our electricians bearsden . over the festive period we have been busy with call to attend mostly domestic clients but it is difficult to get mater

Westend Glasgow Electrician

ELECTRICIANS EICR GLASGOW Coming to the end of 2012 after a long year, and reflecting on how much things can change in business in a year, first off you would not believe a year ago how much of an importance blogging is and website 2.0 maintenance can have an effect on website traffic. But throughout this year i have learned more and more in regards to this and aim to put it all to goo use for W.E.S Electrical in 2013. Still working through the holidays but was in the westend Glasgow earlier today before a journey to Bearsden Glasgow. First job was to price up a job for the new year and second job was a shower installation in Bearsden. The shower install was the only real work i had on today as i dont usually count quoting for jobs as work. Firstly i have to inspect the shower to see if it was fixible or not, after removing the cover i noticed that the terminal cables on the shower side of the installation and they were burned.Futher testing with my electrical meter tell

Hyndland road Rewire beofre xmas

hi there > this will be the last blog for a few days as we took on a last minute rewire in hyndland road in the westend of glasgow . 6 bedroom house - fully rewired 4 socket points per room and kitchen install, this is goiny be a crazy week but wee aim to have this done 5 days tops so looks like we will be working over the weekend....need to get christmas shopping aswell. we have a team of 3 electricians and one laborer on site just to get it moving rather swiftly, this job is for a client who has used us many times before for renovation projects and asked us to take on this rewire project. cable we will use 1.5mm t+e 2 core and 3 core and earth 2.5mm t+e 2 core and earth 4mm t+e 2 core and earth 6mm t+e 2 core and earth 10mm t+ 2 core and earth this client found us straight from an internet search for 'electricians westend glasgow' which is down to the hard seo work i do day in day out over the past 4 years aswell as my day job, i feel to be competitive you ne

Electrician in Clarkston

My new website is up and running finally. my site is and we are based in Clarkston in Glasgow . We have recently moved from the westend Glasgow to southside Glasgow - Clarkston , this is my 3rd website as i have moved over the years and look to keep my work as locally as i can. these are my top tips for electrical safety in the home 1. DON'T plug a bunch of stuff into one outlet or extension cord. It could damage the electrical system in your house or even cause a fire. 2. Make sure all electric cords are tucked away, neat and tidy. Pets might chew on electrical cords, and people might trip and fall. 3. DON'T ever climb the fence around an electrical substation. If a ball or pet gets inside the fence, ask a grown-up to call the electric company - they'll come and get it out for you. 4. DON'T yank an electrical cord from the wall. Pulling on a cord can damage the appliance, the plug or the outlet. 5. Fly your kite far away from po

Electric shower installations

ELECTRICIANS IN THE WESTEND OF GLASGOW There are Loads of things one can do to revamp their entire household and renovating the bathroom is no exception. People are becoming increasingly interested in products such as the Electric Showers and Power Showers that need an electrical supply, that can be a good addition to your bathroom. They make the experience of taking a shower way more comfortable with all the features to offer and their user friendliness and style aspect. If you have a fascination with spending quality leisure time in the shower everyday or if you are just there for a quick bath, these products can be helpful either ways. An Electric Shower does not only look impressive stylish and sleek, but it is definitely of equal use. It is a kind of shower device that heats its own water and does not need any external water supply for the same. It is a self sufficient system and can be fitted in any kind of property without much hassle. The electric shower comes with a hea

First week of December!

will be the first week of Decemeber , some people will say the first week of christmas, but i look at it as the first week of chaos in the electrica l contracting world. we have such a busy week coming up and most of it is last minute installations for customers getting ready for the festive season. this week we have a full rewire to complete in Paisley , we have testing of a sport center in allander bearsden, i have several meeting to attend in regards to testing this week which usually end up in immediate work, plus we have several other little jobs like shower installations and a few wall mounted tv installations to contend with. i do love being busy as it mean we are making money but sometimes especially when its cold you dont really want to do much. i will up date this during the week and let you know how our new electrician gets on we have him working around the westend in Glasgow , to give him an easy start since hes from anniesland

Glasgow commonwealth Games 2014

Glasgow Commonwealth games - Electrical contracting As the Glasgow Commonwealth games fast approaches the city, construction has been booming in the east end of Glasgow . we have seen new building arise out of nowhere on land that has been previously derelict. W.e.s Electrical is on t=of the leading electrical contractors in Glasgow, they said they have seen there business grow 10 fold in the past 2 years mainly in the glasgow area for the build up to the games. Currently W.e.s Electrical are working in conjunction with Glasgow city council to build an athletes village close to parkhead and the new sir chris hoy vellodrome, which will accomodate the athletes every need for the duration of the commonwealth games. Afterwhich the flats will then be turned into residential flats to use for Glasgow city council . Exciting times ahead Director Iain Jamieson said " we are looking to employ another 6-8 electricians over the next 3 months just to keep up the demands of the ongoing

electrical rewire jordanhill westend glasgow

Monday afternoon went really well for us, as i personally secured a full rewire of 4 bedroom house in the westend glasgow , which is to start next monday. really happy with this one as there were several other electrical companys in for this one, we managed to get the job due to our professionalism, customer relations and price. thats one thing that can be hard when quoting for job is finding our where to go in with your price as there will be other electrical companys quoting for the same job. best thing to do is be as professional as you can be, get your time keeping right and give the clients as much information as possible.this way you are covering all based and therefore should be chosen by your customer, remember its not always down to price.i have won jobs even though i was was not the cheapest electrical contractor quoting. its all about attitude believe you can and you will. you need to learn from your mistakes and not to repeat them or you run the risk of loosing all

Electricians in Hyndland Westend Glasgow

By not following electrical regulations and ignoring safety advice , is responsible for many many deaths every year in the United Kingdom. This is why the Government have bought in more electrical regulations in the form of Part P in England . In March 2006 the Electrical Safety Council published some amazing figures. 42% of home owners stated they had never had their electrics checked. 32% of DIY enthusiasts said they had experienced electrical shocks while working on their homes. A staggering 59% of people do not use, or refer to a qualified electrician when doing electrical work. 35% of homeowners said their electrical installation were older than 20 years and had not had a period inspection by a qualified electrician . Electrical installations should be checked at least every 10 years. There are 12,500 electrical fires in homes across the UK every year so please pay attention to electrical regulations and stay safe. Advice on electrical safety for householders can be fou

electricians in Clarkston Glasgow

today was another busy day in the wes electrical world, most of the day was spent the southside glasgow , in clarkston Glasgow . we have a rewire in a three bedroom house to be completed buy next thursday, but as of today we are well ahead of schedule and im looking foard to telling my customer that we should be finished up on monday. we basically have upstairs ring and lighting circuits to install and wire, and then put all face plates on including sockets and light switches. the main day will be on sunday when i will be connecting up the consumer unit , 10 way double rcd split board, and the testing also begins on sunday so looks like it will be a late one and maby look up some takeways in the Clarkston area. il update 2moro on how are getting on and hopfully no problems to report. clarkston glasgow

Electrical saftey westend glasgow

Electrical safety in Glasgow Working with electricity can be extremely dangerous, especially if you dont know the rules and are not confident about specifications. Hazards from working with electricity are: Electric shock and burns this can occur by pitiful alive wires and parts Injury from faulty appliances Electrical fires this can occur from faulty electrical equipment, appliances or installations Explosions - can be caused by improper electrical devices and gear Static electricity - can sparkle up flammable vapours or dusts Key points when working with electricity: Ensure socket outlets are not overloaded. Using unfused plugs and adaptors can random a ember Check that there are no cables, trim up loose and trailing wires so nation dont trip Turn off and unplug electrical appliances prior to cleaning Look out for electrical wires hanging from the ceiling, walls and along the floor. Check signs and risk warnings Wiring a plug Incorrectly can cause a fatal accident

working saturdays as an electrician

every now and again saturday work crops up,now for an electrician it can be very good or very bad dependent. today was no exception i had three booked in today all around glasgow and as we all know glasgow is football day and the traffic around the centre of glasgow is horrific at best. but i managed to get my van through the peak travel traffic to get to my first job. speaing of van i have to get new tax disc this week, so i need to dig out all my docs i hate this time of year hehe. anyway first job was a breeze then i was off to anniesland very close to the westend of glasgow where our office is based. i just had to give the customer a quotations which i did and got the work...great all guns blazing. next was to fault find why power was tripping in hyndland road. easy one for a man of my calibour. so roll on sunday shift cctv installation ... excited. westend glasgow electricians 24 hour

ipod repair disaster

today was another busy day although i couldt do much as roads were blocked off in the westend which made travell a bit of a nightmare, i managed to get a lighting circuit installed and a shower fitted before calling it a day. im working over the weekend anyway so i thought i may aswell go back to the office in the westend glasgow and try and fix my apple ipod. now i ordered parts to come to my office in the westend and they arrived this morning, so got my ipod out and tarted taking it apart as i followed instructions on you tube all was going very easily until i had to attach the digitisers then it all went wrong i have spent nearly the whole afternoon on trying to reapait this and it still dosnt work. looks like santa will need to bring me a neww one for chrismas gutted westend glasgow electricians

end of a busy day.

this was one of these days that i thought would never end, i had a tv installation in the morning in bearsden and then a call out in the city centre of glasgow , and then finally on to the westend of glasgow for a cooker installation. got up at 8am slightly later than usual but still earlie enough to get in and get my scrambled egg without waiting in a long line. tv installation constisted of 50 inch tv bracket, power socket behind the tv an av port for the hdmi behind the tv down to where the units are being kept (which was in the corner) was straight foward job the hardest part was getting the tv level as the ceiling look off level but we got it looking smart then off to second job. periodic testing of the electrical installation , in the city centre glasgow which took 3 hours, its was a small office close to argyle street,i have to go back and do the pat testing at a later date....noted in the diary. finally heading to the westend glasgow cooking installation i think the le

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monday electrical blog in glasgow

mondays are always a tough day to get myself going but eventually i did, several calls from the westend glasgow to start the day then a few more email quotations to reply to before i headed out our new office in partick in the westend of glasgow . straight into the van and to my horror i forgot to get fuel at the weekend so another 20 mins wasted in order to get filled up. then off to paisley for the first job of the day - to channel in an outside light up to a switch and put some new switchs on nothing to hard there,i was there for a couple of hours then job done. as im on a very strict diet as i am looking to get down to 12 stone i had some chicken for a quick snack before heading back to the westend for job no. 2. which entailed of stripping kitchen sockets off the wall and fault finding why there was no problem in the kitchen ring circuit but tbh this was an easy find there were loose cables at one of the sockets so after a tighten up they were back up and running. now 1pm

setting up in a new office

we have recently moved , as our main electrical work is in the westend glasgow , one of the main hurdles was keeping all our paper work need for recent jobs in one place i had a sleepless night worring about tenders and quotations that i may not have had on my desk top but thanks to my wonderful staff they managed to sort all this out. im looking foward to office life in the westend glasgow meaing i can nip out for lunch or a beer hehe. i will upload some pictures next time of our new office. wes electrical 01418405236

moving office to westend glasgow wes electrical

wes electrical has moved to the westend Glasgow feel free to contact us 01418405236

Westend Glasgow Elecricians

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Westend of Glasgow Electrical Contracting

For the past 5 years W.E.S Electrical has been at the forefront of the electrical industry for the west end of glasgow .In our opinion this is due to the number of student flats being purchased and upgraded to meet electrical standards. We have also seen a huge increase in new bars and dinning places opening and needing refurbishments. the West end of Glasgow is a busy area for business right now. Not only do we take care of all aspect of electrical contracting with several electricians on our books we also offer Audio visual services anything from installing wall mounted tvs to full in house audio systems, and night club installation. call today Westend of glasgow 01418405236

poll to scrap apprentice electricians

hi there i heard this is in the pipeline so i want to hear your comments on whether or not to scrap the apprenticeship, they are looking to replace the future electricians with university graduates i just want to hear some thoughts on this before i have a blog to write... Iain - Glasgow

electricians in glasgow

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electrical contractor clarkston glasgow

clarkston just finished a rewire in clarkston glasgow , took us three days to do a three bedroom house. just heading back in the morning to do periodic inspection . electricians in glasgow clarkston

smart roadster coupe for sale

Image hi all one of our apprentices has his smart roadster coupe up for sale, hes based in glasgow and the ar is in amazing condition its on gumtree for you to have a look at. £3500 ovno

summer time for electricians in Glasgow

hi all just an up date for the electrical trade here in glasgow , as some of you know it does quieten down for the electrical contractor s in glasgow around this time of year, but that's not to say that there is no work out there, in my opinion there is a lack of trained electricians out there, and that can reduce confidence is the consumers, basically glasgow is a small area in footballing terms its call the 'goldfish bowl' but i feel with the right company such as wes electrical we can put faith of our custmores back into the markets. we are glasgow s number 1 electrical contractor we have 4 electricians in glasgow and we work from our office in hillington we cover city centre glasgow southside glasgow westend glasgow . feel free to look at our website wes electrical

how to make mon£y the fast way

hi there just thot i would post as i have just made my first million pound sterling, i would kindly help out others who maby are quite there yet, i am 29 years old and started serious business when i was 24 so five years to make my first one heres hoping i can make a few more.i have over 15 people employed through my various companys based in glasgow. anyway feel free to look at some of my websites that have made me a millionaire in the uk, i am looking to travel to USA florida or california to start up businesses there. firstly im going to post my websites I am based in glasgow scotland, and my business have been run from a small office in Paisley, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. USA 6. 7. 8. i have various other businesses but no need to post them as they are merley the same business with di

electricians in glasgow

wednesday night what a lovely day it has been today here in Glasgow , as i am a fully qualified electrician i was working as that today making a buck, great day for me 4 jobs and over £700 profit not bad 2moro and friday look the same wooohooo, sadly bad day for my shares in gulf keyston and rmp, i have nearly 20k invested hoping to at least double that by the summer. if you are looking for an electrician in glasgow feel free to give us a call and we will quote you 01418405236

electricians scotland

hi there havent posted for a while the econemy seems to have picked up here in Glasgow , as i have been non stop. dont get me wrong its a good thing i just wish it would be more evenly spread out over the year instead of just hitting with chunks of work here and there. but cant complain, got a busy day 2moro finishing off a electrical rewire in glasgow , then off to the westend to fit a consumer unit for a customer that looks like it is an emergency , but they wont be in there tonight and we have isolated the electricity for tonight untill i get the work done 2moro. well off to sleepys for me night all iain

electrical contracting glasgow scotland

Welcome to the website of SELECT – Scotland’s trade association for the electrical industry. Founded in 1900, SELECT is an independent and autonomous association representing the interests of Members, driving up industry standards, ensuring that work carried out by Member companies is of the highest quality and training the electricians of the future. This website is to give you the information you need about who we are and what we do. Please have a good look at what we offer.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Live Chat

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Live Chat hopfully these shares will come good...not looing good at the moment...grrrr, may il just need to stick to my day job electrical contractor glasgow . woohoo jubilee weekend over with back to normality in the morning, hopefully birs this week, sh5-6 oip upgrades, and a nice rise to 250p by friday..... maby one to many cherrys .... if not invest in my company wes electrical glasgow we need some facebook like click here to support fellow gkp investors

Electrical contractor Glasgow

Electrical Contractor Glasgow LIKE US ON FACEBOOK T. 0141 8405236 M. 07790144057 Welcome to W.E.S Electrical, We are leaders in the Electrical contracting industry in Glasgow and the west of Scotland. If you're looking for a reliable Professional Glasgow electrician, Electrical Contractor , or a 24 hour call out electrical contractor or an Electrical Testing engineer in Glasgow , Westend glasgow ,Paisley or in Renfrewshire, you've come to the right place. Our small team of Qualified electricians offer a 1 hour turn around time for a call out if required and your located within a 10 mile radius of our Head Office Located In Braehead, Renfrewshire . We offer an 1 hour response 24 hour electrical service for our professional electricians to attend your home or place of business if needed in the Glasgow - Renfrewshire area. If your based outside of the Glasgow or Renfrewshire area and need an Professional Electrician or electrical contractor, we can offer a two

Medical Adaptation Electricians

Medical adaptations to your property Who is eligible for a medical adaptation ? If you are disabled and living in States rental property, you may require an adaptation or item of equipment to assist you in your daily living. What does the process involve? If you are finding aspects of your daily living difficult due to an illness or medical condition, your doctor may write to the Assisted Living Team with their concerns. Alternatively, your carer, district nurse or healthcare worker may make an application to us on your behalf. Only adaptations appropriate for your specific needs will be considered. An occupational therapist will visit your home to assess your particular needs. They will then send us their report and assessment of adaptations or equipment that may be required in your home. If it is a simple measure that is required, such as a handrail or bathboard installation , this will be carried out by an appointed contractor as soon as possible. However, if it is a more

Apprentice Electricians in Paisley

Youth unemployment leads Renfrewshire to be branded a “hotspot” A DEPRESSING new report has claimed that Renfrewshire is one of the UK’s “hotspots” for youth unemployment. The study identifies Renfrewshire Paisley as one of 152 local authority areas where the proportion of young people claiming Jobseekers Allowance is more than double the national average. More than 12.5 per cent of young people in Paisley are claiming unemployment benefits, and are either out of work or full-time education or training. The findings come only weeks after statistics emerged showing there are eight people chasing any one vacancy in the area. This latest report was compiled by the Commission on Youth Unemployment, part of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo). Paisley and Renfrewshire South MP Douglas Alexander said: “Worryingly, this report is further confirmation of what we already know. “Local young people in paisley and renfrewshire want to work, contribute to

small electrical motor

The butyl methyl sulphide molecule whips round an axis defined by its single sulphur atom (blue) Single molecule's stunning image Nano-propellers sent for a spin Researchers have created the smallest electric motor ever devised. The motor, made from a single molecule just a billionth of a metre across, is reported in Nature Nanotechnology. The minuscule motor could have applications in both nanotechnology and in medicine, where tiny amounts of energy can be put to efficient use. Tiny rotors based on single molecules have been shown before, but this is the first that can be individually driven by an electric current. "People have found before that they can make motors driven by light or by chemical reactions, but the issue there is that you're driving billions of them at a time - every single motor in your beaker," said Charles Sykes, a chemist at Tufts University in Massachusetts, US. "The exciting thing about the electrica l one is that we can excite an

electrical contractors 2012 olympics

T Clarke counts on Olympics boost The electrical contractor 's margins are under pressure amid tough market conditions but the longer-term outlook remains good as it eyes work that will emerge in the build-up to the London Olympics. Print ArticlePermissions/ReprintsCommentHemscott Editor | 18-08-06 | E-mail Article Interim pretax rose 10% to £4m on sales up 9% to £100m. Earnings per share increased 10% to 6.76p and the interim dividend has been hiked 5% to 3.675p from 3.5p. Pat Stanborough, chief executive of T Clarke, says that despite tough market conditions and margins remaining under pressure, the group remains positive about the future. The group is especially upbeat about prospects for its core business in London, which should benefit from the build up to the Olympics in 2012, with many new major infrastructure projects planned to start in 2008. Stanborough says that this, combined with a number of large commercial office schemes in central London that are on the start

electrical contracting olympics uk 2012

Contractors get bonanza at olympic games Britain will spend about £10 billion on the Olympics, and contractors are getting a bonanza in tenders and assignments--not just in construction, but in every field. We've just gotten some of the details from the procurement plan announced last week by the London based Olympic Development Authority (ODA), which oversees all the other agencies and private groups involved. Role for SMEs There's a lot more up for grabs than one might realise. Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has already admitted spending £60 million on consultants--that includes IT and engineering planners. There will be more, even if the Olympics Ministry tries to play down their role. Okay, so the big consulting firms have their piece of the pie. But the Olympics Development Authority's is committed to giving as much business as possible to SMEs. Specifically, the Authority's procurement policy document states: ''SMEs and social enterprises are part

electricians in uk protest

Thousands of electricians march between London building sites to protest against changes to pay and conditions. Hours before students took to London's streets, electricians and construction workers were arriving from across the UK, to march over a new deal on pay and conditions. Today's demonstration comes after several months of unrest within the construction industry. In May a consortium of seven large construction companies, led by Balfour Beatty, announced it was withdrawing from a long standing pay and conditions deal known as the Joint Industry Board agreement. The replacement deal, the Building and Engineering Services National Agreement (BESNA) is the subject of much controversy with Unite - the union which represents construction workers - claiming skilled electricians will be replaced by lower grade, less skilled workers. BESNA is being developed by the Heating and Ventilating Contractors ' Association. Chief Executive Blane Judd says that workers are being f

some friends honoured

Electrical Safety Council Board Member Honoured Roy Jones – a member of the Electrical Safety Council’s (ESC) Board and governing body - has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for Services to Young People in Wales. Roy has over 40 years of service within the utility market and is currently a Community Liaison Manager for ScottishPower. Following the launch of ScottishPower Learning in 1995, he oversaw the delivery of the Prince’s Trust team programme across North Wales and Merseyside and, as New Deal Manager, helped establish schemes to bring young people into employment. Originally from Bethesda, North Wales, Roy – who is married with two children - has also managed the ‘Your Champions Award’ for ScottishPower and Trinity Mirror North Wales, which gives recognition to unsung community heroes in the region. Roy, who left school at 16, holds postgraduate qualifications in Marketing and an MBA in Business Administration. He is also a school governor. In both his p

This couple should have gave W.E.S Electrical a call.....

Paisley couple forced to eat microwave Christmas dinner A FED-UP couple last night accused “bungling workmen” of wrecking their Christmas ...after being left with no cooker to prepare their festive meal. George and Sandra Cowan have told how their cooker has gone on the blink at the worst possible time – and they insist electricians who were sent in by council chiefs to rewire their home are to blame for Christmas being cancelled. The Paisley couple’s cooker has been out of action since workmen installed a new circuit board . It means turkey is off the menu this festive season...with George and Sandra having to make do with a microwave meal instead. Renfrewshire Council and contractors Waites Living Space both insist the problem lies with the cooker and have told the couple to get it fixed or buy a new one. But George said the cooker is only one year old and maintains it’s the electrics that are to blame. He told the Paisley Daily Express: “The council sent people in to rewire

electricians in ayrshire

South Ayrshire Council News Glowing report for Southcraig campus Southcraig Campus, which provides specialist support for pupils with additional support needs in Ayr from 3 to 18, has received a glowing report from school inspectors. Southcraig Campus was evaluated on learners' experiences, improvements in performance, children's experiences and meeting learning needs. In every single category, it was rated as 'very good'. The report comments: "Children and young people are enthusiastic and happy in school. They are developing confidence and work well with others across the school. They are successfully developing the skills of cooperation and working with a wide range of adults. "The school has a clear vision for the curriculum which it is developing effectively. Staff are working well together, developing comprehensive programmes for English and literacy, and mathematics and numeracy. "They provide a balance of topics which help children and youn

electrical contracting in glasgow 2012

2012 Construction Outlook Pervasive Uncertainty, Fear and Unemployment Leading construction experts and economists are certain about one thing in construction right now: The future is mostly uncertain because consumers are scared, and too many Americans are unemployed. Economists see 2012 as a big question mark because of the risk of a double-dip recession. The projections from previous years are out the window, as unemployment continues to hover around 9 percent and the economy has “been bouncing along the bottom in 2011,” said Keith Fox, president of McGraw-Hill Construction during his opening remarks at the Outlook 2012 Executive Conference, held in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19, 2011. This article analyzes the construction data and economic forecasts from industry leaders to help ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers better understand why most construction markets are mired in a slump and what hope, if any, lies ahead. Perhaps the heavy bleeding is over, but the economy is still