April 2012

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Safety in Athletics

April 30, 2012 | Posted in: Goods and Services

As athletes grow faster, stronger and bigger, the forces present in the normal course of play and competition are also greater, resulting in an escalating potential for injury. This is true at all levels of competition, not just professional leagues. For this reason, having appropriate padding and protection for your sport is important. Things like safety polyurethane foam have been used in helmets and body pads for years because of their ability to absorb impact. Each year, more breakthroughs are made in the sports equipment padding area, but the main goal remains the same: diffuse impact and protect the body. Not all athletics are as contact-based as football or hockey, but that doesn’t mean safety padding doesn’t play an important role. Skateboarding or rollerblading for example, while being an individual sport, should still feature a helmet and a foam knee pad and elbow pad set for safety. Sometimes sports padding...
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Combating Noise in the Workplace

April 25, 2012 | Posted in: Goods and Services

A noisy workplace is bad for business in every possible way. From a productivity level, distracting sounds can break up workflow, focus and concentration, costing companies money every day in the form of time wasted by distracted workers. Even employees making a concerted effort to not be distracted can make mistakes and errors in their work that wouldn’t have happened in a distraction-free environment. From a safety perspective, noise is an even greater issue. In factories, manufacturing plants and warehouses, elevated industrial noise can cause long-term hearing loss. Noise also hinders communication which can be a safety concern. To guard against these issues affecting your workplace, there are noise insulation products that help cut down distraction and improve peace of mind. In an industrial setting, echoes and reflections of sound can be the root of a problem, even if the source of a sound isn’t excessively loud. In cavernous spaces,...
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Car Camping: An Alternative Way to Travel

April 12, 2012 | Posted in: Goods and Services

The desire to take a cross-country road trip and explore places you’ve only heard about or seen on TV strikes almost all of us at some point in our lives. Itineraries are made and budgets are created, but often the biggest roadblock is finding a place to stay each and every night. Motels dot the country but can quickly eat up a budget, sucking up hundreds of dollars a week just for a few hours of sleep. Even camping has become costly, with many park passes costing near what a room would and some larger parks requiring prior reservations. One solution people have come up with is car camping. Different from just pulling over and reclining your seat, people have outfitted the back of SUVs and covered pickups with sleeping platforms covered by camping mats that give them a stable, comfortable place to sleep no matter where they...
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Getting Started In Sports Betting

April 02, 2012 | Posted in: Sports Betting

Getting involved in sports betting can be a really fun and lucrative hobby when done correctly. Whether you are organizing or participating in a simple pool among your friends or you are interested in participating in sports bets on a regular basis through a bookie or online casino, great care needs to be taken to ensure you are placing safe yet lucrative bets. The first thing to consider when researching your intended wager is to look into the available sports betting systems. Determine the structure of your bet in order to know how much you can safely risk. One of the most common types of sports betting is fantasy sports. Fantasy games are available for many of the major sports, for example, football, basketball, and baseball. In these games, you can use your sports knowledge to predict which players or teams will have good games, and typically whoever does their predictions...
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