Fire Safety & Sports

One may at first think that fire safety and sports are two topics that are not really very closely related. But you would be wrong assuming this – let me explain.

Fire safety does indeed play a major role in sports if we consider that many of today’s major sporting events are held in premises that can pose significant fire risks without the proper safety mechanisms in place.

fire-safety-ukThink about sports stadiums, arenas and similar locations where more often than not many hundred if not thousands of spectators will be attending for a particular sporting event.

In the past there had been several severe incidents where fires lead to many fatalities and injuries due to insufficient fire safety in place.

Think about the Bradford City stadium fire in 1985 or similar incidents.

For any organiser of sporting events today, proper fire safety is a topic that is usually very high up on their list of priorities. Proper fire safety can not only help to save many lives but can likewise prevent from significant financial losses.

In the United Kingdom, fire safety regulations whether it be for commercial venues or for sports events are in particular strict. This is of course a good thing. Strict regulations imposed mean potential fines for those who violate them. In the UK this can apply to business owners,  festival organizers, landlords and of course to those who organize major sporting events.

If you want to learn more about fire safety in the United Kingdom I recommend that you read all about it at Dry Riser Testing. There, you can find information about how you can make your business or organisation safer from fires. Safety and security will always pay off – it is something that always deserves particular attention since lives can be saved with it!

My Recommended Destinations For Golf Holidays

As a golf enthusiast I am certainly not the only one who cannot be without at least a week per year spending some fantastic golf holidays abroad. I usually book them fairly early in advance before I go in autumn so I can get in on the one or the other nice discount.

golf holidays in ItalyOver the years I have visited and seen many popular golf break destinations, from Spain and France to Italy, Poland, Romania and Hungary.

My best experiences so far have been with those golf holidays in France and in Italy.

What I like about them is that it’s rather close to the United Kingdom (as long as you don’t want to go too much South) and of course the many really fantastic golf courses to play on.

I think the best greens are definitely in France in the Biarritz area but the northern Italian courses near Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore are also outstanding.

I think it’s a tie because both countries have their unique charm, so it’s difficult to say which one I like best.

When I book my golf holidays I always get the complete packages that include everything, most importantly the green fees. This is way better as compared t when I have to do that on my own, besides it also always saves some money that way.

Sometimes I go by myself while my family stays home and sometimes we go on holidays together. Then we like to go to Biarritz because my wife loves the spas there and the kids can go swimming while I play. Those are the best golf holidays in my opinion since everyone in the family can do what they like during the day.

The Singing Waiters

secretsingers-birthday partyNow it’s springtime again in the United Kingdom. Needless to say this is also the time where we see weddings and a lot more other cool outdoor festivities and parties!

If you or someone you know has a wedding reception planned for this spring or in the upcoming summer months you might want to give particular attention to what musical entertainment you choose for your big day.

In the UK, surprise entertainment is currently all the hype. Right now, one could say that you cannot have a memorable party or wedding reception anywhere in or around the British capital without doing something really special for your guests. This is where I can recommend The Singing Waiters to you.

The Singing Waiters differ from many other surprise entertainers in that they are professionally trained. This means you won’t get some poor or average performers for your wedding reception or other important event. You can even book them if you need some really classy musical entertainment, say if you happen to be the owner of a company and want to impress your clients. As you can imagine, some local teenagers from down the street performing would sure be a rather poor choice for such an occasion.

The Singing Waiters cannot only do the classic “surprise at the party” stunts where they dress up as waiters. The can also do flash mobs  and other types of musical entertainment for parties, depending what you have in mind and what would be most suitable. Just recently they added more costumes  and routines that are fantastic for your children’s birthday party.

What I liked best about The Singing Waiters is the variety of what they can do, that they can cover everything from classical music, jazz to the latest hits everyone loves. This makes them a great choice for all types of events.



On Sports Apprenticeships

sports-apprenticeships-LondonIf you are a young sports enthusiast, chances are that you also want to pursue a career in this field.

You may look into a career as an athlete or soccer player, or maybe as a trainer or a professional for sports medicine.

Chances are also that you may have a certain sports team or company in mind you desperately want to get in. I mean, what can be better than a well paying career with that team you’re rooting for?

This is a tip I got from my buddy Andrew: He told me that people who plan to get into a particular team or sports company should try getting on as apprentices rather than asking for a full-time position right away. Andrew also told me that most of his buddies started their career as apprentices in sports and most of them (9 out of 10) did also get hired once their apprenticeship concluded.

He said that it’s already quite a gamble finding a good job in the field of sports since not many companies or teams hire right now or if they hire they don’t always advertise this on the usual places. If you go there asking for a full-time position, chances are they may tell you they won’t hire and you won’t even have an opportunity to give them your CV.

On the other hand, ask them for apprenticeship openings and they may take you and then hire you after a year or so. At the Career Map website there is more information about sports apprenticeships in London and other locations in the UK.

This is the site Andrew recommends if people are looking for apprenticeships:

Consider Sports Too When You’re Looking For A Good School

World Sports Day - LondonIf your family happens to be one of those families where sports plays a big role, finding the right school may not necessarily always be easy.

If you want your children grow up where they can participate in sports such as soccer, swimming, running and the like you should think twice whether a public school can actually offer your children what they want.

You would be surprised how many of our public schools are lacking suitable sports facilities. To find a school that has its own running track, soccer field and other facilities is a rather rare thing. If sport is important for you and your children a private school can often be the better option.

By and large, most independent private schools in the United Kingdom are caring for their reputation a lot more than our public schools to. This is one reason that it is more likely to find a privately owned school that has modern sports facilities that can range from well kept running tracks to Olympic sized swimming pools.

Most of the time, private schools in the UK are also renowned for having successful teams in a variety of sports. For your children this can be ideal if they enjoy playing soccer or similar sports in a team.

Know that while classes such as chemistry, maths or history are certainly important when it comes to the education of your children, a school that cares for sports can provide them a lot more. It is not exactly a secret that being active in sports can be good for your children’s health and motivation, sports can likewise be beneficial since it helps your children learn traits such as responsibility our leadership.

In conclusion, before you decide on a school for your children make sure that the school can also offer them everything when it comes to sports. You shouldn’t ignore this very important aspect of your children’s education. You cannot go wrong if you decide on a good school such as the respected Kingshottschool, my personal choice if you’re looking for independent schools in Hertfordshire or elsewhere in the UK.

Jules Bianchi injured in Japan

bianchiJules Bianchi has suffered severe injuries after crashing into a recovery vehicle at the Japanese Grand Prix according to the BBC.

From what we know now, he will need to undergo surgery and then be transferred to intensive care.

It was reported that he was unconscious while they took him to the hospital following the incident. As it  seems he lost control of the car at the same spot at Suzuka where recovery vehicles had been attending a previous crash.

Here are some of the latest updates:

While the injuries are reported to be very severe, last news I have are that he is doing slightly better and can now breathe on his own.

A Tip For Your Sports Retail Business

If you’re in the sports retail business, and in particular  if you have an online business where you ship out merchandise to your customers, fast response times and quick delivery are extremely important. An online business cannot sustain and be successful if customers are not satisfied such as when there are lengthy shipping delays, mistakes on invoices and other problems.

shipping softwareThe larger your sports retail business gets, the more frequent it can happen that such issues come up, especially in peak times such as we had not too long ago during the soccer world-cup in Brazil.

Many smaller sports retail businesses saw themselves overwhelmed because of the sudden increase in demand for soccer related merchandise. T-shirts, flags and entire soccer outfits couldn’t be ordered fast enough to cater the sudden demand by customers.

And this is why businesses need to plan ahead to prepare for such eventualities. One very effective way to protect from delays and problems for your retail shipping business would be if you use modern shipping software.

This is a type of software that can help you significantly in many stages for your business, starting with the entire ordering process, keeping track of your stock and also with finding the fastest and most economical way to ship your goods to your customers.

In times where demand is high, shipping software can help speed up your operations so that your retail business can satisfy your customers without any sacrifices. It can also help to keep mistakes at a bare minimum so as to make sure that your customers really get what they ordered – always on time and in the fastest way possible.

Those businesses who encountered problems in those past weeks during the world-cup may have lost a good amount of money and potential profit due to poor foresight and planning. On the other hand, you should take this as an opportunity to update your operations now. Selecting modern shipping software should be your first step. It’s an investment that will pay off for almost any type of business today.

Sky Sports Extends Its Golf Coverage Rights

Good News for all those who love golf!

Sky Sports is extending its rights to show live golf for another 5 years. This includes all major golfing events but also most upcoming women’s, senior and amateur games.

What’s most important is that golf enthusiasts in the United Kingdom can now be assured get at least five more years of coverage for the US Open Championship. Sky will also broadcast events like the The Ryder Cup, the Masters from Augusta, The US PGA Championship, World Golf Championship, PGA Tour and European Tours.

You can read more about this over at the Sky Sports page at

Horse Racing in the United Kingdom

The UK is one of those countries where horse racing is not only widely popular but also has quite a vast and often fascinating history.

Did you know that the sport of horse racing originated many hundreds, if not thousands of years ago where it was mainly a past time and sport of the kings, queens and other nobles?
horse-racing-tips-3The horses and “jockeys” back at that time were usually from the military with many of the ancient jockeys actually being soldiers when they didn’t entertain the royals with their races.

Later then, horse racing  became more main stream and accessible to normal people as well. Today it is widely popular amongst all societal classes.

It is especially well liked in the United Kingdom since folks in our nation always had a particular liking to everything that has to do with betting and gambling, so it’s no wonder that betting at what horse would win a race quickly got popular.

No doubt about it, some enthusiasts may spend a lot of money on the horses and the one or the other lucky one may actually have gotten his or her fortune from betting and winning at the tracks.

Whether 100% fool-proof horse racing tips exist is also a topic that many who love that sport debate for eons. Some say that horse races are and will always be a matter of luck and they reject any system for that reason. Others say that working horse betting systems are out there and already have made many good fortunes, although it’s not always easy to find those systems amongst the heap of misinformation.

I have found that one of the best ways to go about getting actually working horse racing tips is to get a horse betting tips subscription. This has the big advantage that you can bet using solid tips while not having to dedicate your life to studying horses, jockeys and tracks. Obviously, us normal guys often simply don’t have the time to acquire this type of knowledge. With a subscription for horse racing tips you don’t have to and this is why I can definitely recommend them if you love the races as much as I do.