Archive for April, 2018

Monaco set to defy grid girl ban

The president of the Automobile Club of Monaco (ACM), which organises the Monaco Grand Prix, has placed his organisation at odds with F1 owners Liberty Media over the issue of grid girls.

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Ahead of the current season, and in the wake of the #MeToo campaign in the United States, launched in response to the Harvey Weinstein controversy, US-based Liberty replaced grid girls with grid kids.

The children, participants in karting or junior categories, are to be chosen by their local motor clubs on merit or by lottery.

It is thought that both Monaco and possibly the organisers of the Russian Grand Prix will be allowed to have girls on the grid, although they will not hold the drivers’ numbers or take part in other parts of their traditional roles.

Original grid girl

Both Monaco and Russia claim they are merely continuing the long association between the sport …


Hockey Positions Explained

If you remember playing hockey at school and loving it, perhaps it’s something you’d consider taking up again as an adult? It’s a fast-paced team sport of 11 positions, combining both defensive and offensive elements. It helps to have good cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and agility but all that can be worked on and improved.

Positions:

There are three types of position – offensive, defensive and midfield. The offensive players normally sit on the right and left wings with the centre forward or striker in a more central position. The midfield players are situated on the inside right and inside left and in the centre half of the pitch. They move about the field, linking with both the defence and offense. The defence includes right and left halfbacks, two fullbacks and the goal keeper. These players will usually hold their field positions.

The halfbacks will normally focus on wide strikers and …


Five reasons you should always use commercial catering equipment

Domestic appliances can appear like the cost-saving option when purchasing equipment for a commercial kitchen. Although the cost may be dramatically reduced, the equipment is not necessarily fit for purpose and may end up causing more problems in the future.

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Size Matters

If you are providing a commercial catering service, you are providing food on a more substantial level than a domestic kitchen. It therefore makes sense that the equipment in a commercial kitchen needs to be on a larger scale. Your equipment needs to be able to handle a larger workload. Having domestic equipment in a commercial kitchen will impact on your ability provide an efficient service that is fit for purpose.

Consider Quality and Not Just Quantity

All equipment has a life expectancy and will need replacing. A domestic appliance should last many years in a household kitchen. However, place these same items in a commercial …