Unattended Cooking Causes Fire in Leicester Student Block

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Officials call a student whose unattended cooking causes a fire in a 14 story building as “very lucky indeed”. The student was able to escape unharmed from the blaze.

The fire broke out at 5:16 AM in the 14 storey Opal Court in Leicester. Rescue services from several stations in the area attended.

Craig Hallman, the fire crew manager to the press: “The block of flats is literally a stone’s throw from the station so we were there within a minute of the girl dialing 999. She had been the only person in an accommodation area on the sixth floor at the time of the fire.”

When asked about the cause of the fire he said that the student had been cooking in a shared communal kitchen but had temporary left the room unattended. When the student returned, the oil caught fire.

They crews were able to reach the sixth floor quickly but had to use breathing gear and a water jet hose to extinguish the blaze in the kitchen.

“We got to it quickly but the cooker was pretty much destroyed and the area damaged by smoke. She was a very lucky girl indeed to escape unhurt.”, said firefighter Hallam.

In a twist of irony, the firefighter told reporters that they often give safety demonstrations to Opal house, including warnings about the dangers of cooking with oil and leaving kitchen areas unattended.

He stated that if they hadn’t been stationed right over the road the incident could have been a lot worse.

To prevent kitchen fires in commercial kitchens, the Ansul fire suppression system is the most widely used fire suppression system today. The Ansul can not only extinguish a blaze effectively and quickly, the system helps to keep downtime due to fires in commercial kitchens at a minimum.

Lewis Hamilton Wins British Grand Prix


After he had a bad start with lots of rain, Lewis Hamilton won the action-packed British Grand Prix.

Hamilton was up against Williams which he had to pass after losing lead, but he took the lead at the pits tops again after a short fight.

Felipe Massa came in fourth ahead of Williams team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat came in sixth and Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg claimed seventh.

For Hamilton, this is the fifth win of the season. Hundred 40,000 fans at the track greeted him with roars and applause.

In his winning speech he admitted that the car’s bad start in the beginning “made a race for the fans” and continued to thank the visitors for coming out and “making my whole weekend”. He was so happy over his win that he was tearing up on the last lap, he told his fans.

For Hamilton, the win was far from easy. This had become clear to him when Massa took the lead during a race.

Also had to fend off Bottas the beginning. No question about it, this was a well-deserved win for Hamilton!

Private Schools Often Better If Your Children Like Sports

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A lot of families today have realized how sports and staying active can be something very important for their children.

When a school offers a variety of sports and other activities it doesn’t only benefit your children’s health and fitness.

When children can participate in team sports like soccer or hockey it can also teach them values such as responsibility, things that can not be taught in Math or Chemistry classes.

Not all schools in the United Kingdom have a lot to offer when it comes to sports. Public schools in particular are often treating sports as being secondary and “not as important” as other classes. It can for that reason makes sense that you look into a private, independent school if you think that a public school doesn’t offer what you would expect from a good school.

It is often the private schools which have the best choices available when it comes to activities like sports.

You should always know that the choice of school for children decides how they will spend a good portion of their life. If your children love sports you shouldn’t make the mistake to choose a school where sports isn’t seen as overly important. Considered this when you’re looking for a school for your children. At Private School Hertfordshire you can learn more about it.

A ‘Dreadful Weekend’ For Tiger Woods

Jun 6, 2015; Dublin, OH, USA; Tiger Woods drops the ball on the ninth rough during the third round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 6, 2015; Dublin, OH, USA; Tiger Woods drops the ball on the ninth rough during the third round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

After a horrific 85 at Muirfield Village this weekend, Tiger Woods openly admitted that the course had “kicked my butt”.

While Tiger improved after Saturday and was able to close out with a much better 74 is still had to sign for 302 strokes. This was without question his personal worst in almost 20 years.

Tiger, by wearing his traditional Sunday red and black tried to invoke memories of his great golfing past. However, he finished eight shots behind the next player in last place of the 71 making it a rather sad scenario.

When the press had a chance to talk to Woods, he was very open and honest: “I had to go through yesterday. I had to go through those painful moments, just like I did at Torrey and Phoenix , to be able to make the leap I did at Augusta.Yesterday was the same thing. It was just unfortunately on a golf course like this where you can’t get away with much. It kicked my butt pretty hard. The 85 felt a lot higher.”

What Makes a Good Fitness Gym?

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In a time where most people need to watch their spending, several fitness studios in the United Kingdom are now trying to lure in customers by offering steeply discounted gym memberships. As you can imagine, those low-cost gym memberships almost always lack something essential  so that those fitness studios can offer their memberships at such low prices. In other words: as is so often the case, you will get what you pay for!

In the case of fitness studios that are competing with each other for the lowest price, what may be suffering from this recent trend is normally service and advice. Should you happen to be a fitness pro who knows exactly what to do once you enter a gym this may possibly not be a problem. You won’t require someone to assist you, you will know about what equipment to use and you know about the right routines for whatever you want to do in the gym.

However, fact is that the majority of people who visit a gym are no fitness and health professionals by a long shot. Many folks need to learn about the right routines first. They also need to learn what equipment in the studio would be the most suitable.

This is why I cannot recommend bargain fitness gyms at all!

I don’t know about you, but I always need someone around where I know that I can ask them for advice. This means that I recommend to that you not only look at the costs for a gym membership but should also make sure that you know what you’re getting for your money! This is where I think that saving 5 pounds or so per month doesn’t really make a lot of sense! Many times, paying a little more for good service and professional tips may in fact be the better deal if you want to do the best for your health and fitness. When you choose gyms in Hackney you should keep that in mind.

Guess Who Is Visiting the Gym Often?

If you thought that fitness studios are only something for the young you would be wrong. Guess who has been found to visit a gym on average eight times per month or more?

A new study found that pensioners aged 72 and up are “most frequent gym goers”. Would you believe that some of the most active visitors are as old as 79 years?

This is the age group which has been found to visit their local gym as much as 7.5 days per month while the younger folks aged 20 to 35 go there just 6.5 days elaborate.

With so many pensioners actively interested in fitness and health it’s no wonder to see that some are now saying that it’s now the age of 60 where middle-age starts.

Is Horse Racing In the US Dead?


Once the sport of Kings, thoroughbred racing in the United States today is pretty much neglected.

There is still the Run for the Roses every spring in May at the Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. With various movie stars and celebrities attending it may seem like the social event of the year.

But horse racing in the United States is now eclipsed by other racing events around the world such as the Dubai World Cup or the Melbourne cup in Australia. The latter has now advanced to a national holiday.

Other countries from Japan, Hong Kong to the United Kingdom had recently also China are now attracting major media coverage with your own racing events. And what could U.K.’s horseracing that is at times even attracting the Queen?

To me it seems that horse racind in the United States is pretty much neglected now and I fear that the better days for this sport in the US are possibly gone for good.

What do you think? Do you think that horse racing in the United States is dead?

Do we need more spectacular and popular racing events such as those in Japan and Hong Kong? What would the American horse racing require to get its former glory back?