Health Experts Want More Effort To Protect Kid’s From Sports Injuries

sports-injuries-concernsSeveral experts at the last Whitechapel health conference called for increased efforts to protect kids from sports injuries.

The article at the East London Advertiser mentions the Whitechapel two-day doctor’s conference where fears have been raised about children getting injured in sports.

The concerns have been raised after several primary schools signed up to a programme to get more children into organised sport at school.

Prof Allyson Pollock, author and public health researcher to the press: “The occurrence of injury in competitive sport at school is high. Rugby injuries in particular include concussions, spinal cord and head injuries at their most serious – which can even be fatal.There can also be emotional harm around issues of confidence, competitiveness and performance.”

The conference that had been organized by Queen Mary University of London focused on whether the UK government could do more to protect children from such injuries.

“The government and schools want to increase levels of physical education, with competitive sport as an unquestionable good to improve fitness and physical confidence,” Prof Pollock explained.

He stated that those negative impacts are often ignored. “Current government policy sidesteps the need to address the risk of physical and emotional harm”, he added.

CCTV Flame Detection Provides Fire Safety To Sports Venues

Sports venues such as large stadiums had always been at considerable risks of fires.

One may just recall the Bradford city stadium fire which resulted in 56 casualties and more than 250 injured people and similar such events.

Although the risks for fires breaking out in sports stadiums will remain due to various factors, including smoking spectators, fireworks and many more, newer technology is now making fire detection in sports more reliable and faster.

In previous times, there had been no means to reliably automatically detect fires in the outdoors or in large open venues such as stadiums or soccer fields. This has changed with the advent of CCTV flame detection technology.

CCTV Flame Detection: How It Works

A CCTV flame detector looks like an ordinary video camera and can also function as such. With advanced video analysis that happens in real time, the flame detector camera can detect fire and smoke from what it sees. This has the big advantage that the CCTV flame detector can also work across a big distance as modern CCTV fire cameras can spot fires from several hundred meters away.

As compared to a smoke detector, a CCTV flame detector can also monitor a much larger space. While a single smoke detector can only work in a room, inside an enclosed space like a home, a fire camera can monitor an entire building or other large spaces such as  large buildings and outdoor spaces like forests. This makes them ideal for sports stadiums.

In the heat of a game where everyone’s attention may be elsewhere, a CCTV fire camera has another advantage: It can spot a fire and can automatically summon responders and give them the exact location of the fire.

The Singing Waiters UK Are Expanding Their Repertoire

singing-waiters

One of Britain’s most popular surprise entertainment act, The Singing Waiters, has now expanded its repertoire of entertainment shows.

The Singing Waiters UK are now also performing their popular shows on select cruise ships that set out from the United Kingdom. With The Singing Waiters as part of the crew, cruise ship entertainment has now entered a new and exciting dimension.

Who are The Singing Waiters?

In the past, The Singing Waiters established themselves a good name with their popular surprise entertainment shows at weddings and similar events all across the United Kingdom.

While their classic singing waiters show is still among the most popular acts for The Singing Waiters, expanding their variety of shows was a logical result following the group’s incredible success.

What sets The Singing Waiters apart from other surprise entertainers is their professional training. Coming from the best music and dance schools in the UK, the group is able to virtually accommodate any type of event, from casual entertainment to more serious musical performances.

 

Why I Recommend Export Documentation Software

We had a meeting last week where we discussed and analyzed the impact of various types of software on business efficiency and operations. This meeting served the purpose to find out what types of software would be best depending on the type of business so we can recommend those suites to clients.

export-documentation-softwareWhat we did was analyze standard small business software such as Office, Excel, Quicken and Access and also more industry specific types of software.

In summary we can say that standard office software such as Microsoft Office or Excel naturally can help significantly when it comes to the organization, management and communications for almost any type of business.

However, export documentation software stood out as being the clear winner for all those small businesses that deal with shipping to whatever extent.

I am talking about businesses such as internet mail-order retailers, warehouses, import/export firms and so forth.

We found that export documentation software can help significantly, far better than what standard office software can do.

Benefits of Export Software for Small and Medium Businesses

* Helps to keep track with paperwork and documents

* Helps minimize errors on forms

* Helps to avoid missing paperwork

The above points are critical for any shipping business. In this type of trade, a lot depends on proper documents and forms. The larger your operations, the bigger your needed effort to manage those documents. Any issue in regards to the organization of those documents can normally cause major problems. Think about shipping documents and documents required for customs. A small problem here can be a disaster because it could mean that a shipment is stuck at the borders. In a best case scenario it means a delay until you can actually deliver your goods, in a worst case scenario it means your goods will spoil, the customer will stop their partnership with you and of course in almost all cases a significant loss of money.

In conclusion, should you happen to be a small business owner dealing with shipping of goods, either domestically or in particular  internationally you should definitely look into export management software. It is an investment that will pay off in no time.

A Tip If You’re Looking For A Good Gym

fitness-gymIf you want to lose some extra pounds or are otherwise interested to do something for your fitness and health, chances are that you will at some point think about whether you should join a gym.

In general I can say that signing up with a gym is always a good idea although I think I need to give some fair warnings in advance for those who are still new to the idea.

The reason is simply that not all gyms are alike! What you don’t want is to sign-up with one of those black sheep gyms. Obviously you want to get fit and in shape, rather than wasting your money, right?

So how do you know whether a gym is good and whether a membership would be worth it?

A good way to get an impression about a gym is when you check their websites. You can recognize the good gyms easily since they will normally offer far more beyond a simple membership. Good gyms will likely list fitness trainers and other staff on their site along with the areas they’re specialized in.

The better gyms today are mostly also offering training classes and courses in addition to their standard memberships. Such classes are always recommended and often better than a simple gym membership.  Why? Because there will be a qualified trainer that can advise you on the best workout routines and how to do them! Think about it! If you just join a gym and there is no trainer around you will likely not even know where to start, let alone what the most effective routines would be!

So before you get yourself a membership card for a gym, take a close look at their offerings and choose those fitness studios that offer more than a simple membership. It will almost always be worth it. Check out the best Hackney Gym too if you happen to live in or near Hackney!

List Of Golf Courses In The UK

For lists of the best golf courses in the United Kingdom I can recommend the following sites for you to take a look at:

Probably the best and most comprehensive listing, with history of golf courses and a lot more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_golf_courses_in_the_United_Kingdom

Complete directory of golf courses in England. This one is not that bad either:

http://www.golftoday.co.uk/clubhouse/coursedir/england.html

Here is another site which provides a good search for finding golf courses in the UK:

http://www.englandgolf.org/golfcentral/

Check out the lists and I am sure you will find your perfect course in no time!

Private Schools And Sports

A lot of families, when they choose a school for their children look at other things in terms of what a school has to offer. Many just go by a private school’s reputation, others send their kids to that school where dad or granddad went and so forth. In principle, there is nothing wrong with that.

Sports At The Kingshottschool

The children skiing with the Kingshottschool

But if you send your children off to a private school in the UK you should also consider other factors, beyond a school’s curriculum or its reputation.

Not all private and prep schools in the UK offer the same extra-curricular activities for their pupils and they can often differ greatly in terms of what role sports plays.

In my opinion, for children that are growing up, sports is very important.

By playing team sports, whether it be football, cricket or any similar sports that are popular in the UK the children learn a lot about responsibility,leadership and other qualities that are invaluable.

This is the reason that the types of sports offered with a private school are very important to me as a parent. And, as a major benefit, my two children agree with me since sports for them is also a major part of their life. It’s not all just about chemistry, Latin or mathematics.

We are glad we put our children in the Kingshottschool in Hertfordshire since we firmly believe that this private school Hertfordshire excels in all those things, whether it’s their standard of education or the many cultural and sports activities offered there. This includes trips such as their recent skiing holiday in the alps, visiting museums and many more cool things my children are always raving about.

I know that my children grow up into responsible adults and for that reason I am very thankful to the staff of Hertford’s most excellent prep school Kingshottschool. I say that you should consider them if you want the best in local primary education for your children.

 

 

Recommended Mobile Golf Apps

There are a whole bunch of great apps for golf out there. In fact there are so many today it is not always easy to find the right one. PC Magazine has a great article about the top recommended apps for golf enthusiasts.

Some of the recommended apps are suitable for beginners, such as those apps that explain the rules of golf.

Other apps are available such as Golf GPS or one app which can display to you all the courses in your area together with their green fees. This one is my personal favorite since it allows me get a quick overview over golf courses no matter where I am. It is very handy if you go on holidays. So check the article out and give those apps a try!