Fire Safety And Large Entertainment Venues

Fire safety for large entertainment venues, like big clubs, stadiums and festival grounds has always been a concern.

Unfortunately, using traditional fire detection methods are not always suitable for these locations.

Smoke detectors may work decently well in small, confined spaces, but they are pretty useless for monitoring large outdoor spaces or large structures such as manufacturing plants and similar.

A modern fire sensor that uses digital imaging technology can now provide reliable detection of fires in such cases. Compared to smoke detectors, CCTV fire sensors operate entirely differently. They are not relying on detecting smoke or heat in their direct vicinity, but instead work by detecting fires by analysing a video feed in real-time.

Digital fire sensors have several big advantages: they can cover a big area to detect fires from a distance. Modern fire cameras can detect even small and confined fires from several hundred metres away. Their detection rate is also excellent. The FCam by Ciqurix for example can detect fires in only 10-12 seconds.

What’s more, compared to old-fashioned fire detection systems like smoke detectors, the Fcam can automatically summon the fire brigade when a fire is being detected. Compared to traditional fire detection methods, response times are greatly decreased so that personal or structural damage from fires can be kept at a minimum. Fire sensors like the Fcam are now increasingly more used to provide safety and security and many places where reliable fire detection just several years ago was almost impossible.

A digital fire sensor can greatly increase the safety for your home, business or entertainment venue.

Ideas For Wedding Entertainment

People don’t get married every day. This is why it’s not surprising that folks who plan for their wedding celebration are often not shying away from spending big amounts of money so that really everything would go perfectly.

One of the most important things for such one-time events like a wedding is unarguably the musical entertainment. Simply spoken, a poor choice there can turn even the most-well planned event into a failure, or at least into a day that will soon be forgotten. A lot of people don’t really consider how important wedding entertainment can be, they usually go the route to book a band or DJ for the day and that’s about it.

But why spend lots of money on everything else but then make a compromise when it comes to entertaining your guests? My recommendation for your next wedding celebration would be that you look into what’s called “surprise entertainment”, like that from the Singing Waiters. The Singing Waiters are an awesome group of performers who can really turn any average wedding into an unforgettable experience.

What I love about them is how they really go out of their way to make the wedding super-fun, by incorporating the guests into their shows with hilarious singing and dancing performances. And of course, the surprise when the “waiters” all of a sudden turn into amazing performers and start their show! I can highly recommend the Singing Waiters if you want something really special for your wedding entertainment!

David Bowie Dominates 2017 Brit Awards

Although the Brit Awards are always a showcase for diversity with performers from everywhere, it was David Bowie who dominated the show this year.

David Bowie, the British star and singer who died more than one year ago had been awarded the best British male and best British album, for “Blackstar”.

With David Bowie dominating the Brit Awards 2017, many other artists this years had been left without any trophies.

Another highlight of the show was the celebrated performance by Skepta with his song “Shut Down”.

It is estimated that about 5.5 million viewers watched the ceremony this past Wednesday.

It’s *Not* Easy to Find a Good Place For Pilates in East London

Living in a city that harbors 10 million people, a world-city without doubt, one would think it shouldn’t cause any problems to find ANYTHING, including good fitness studios.

Obviously, this doesn’t apply when we’re talking about East London. I could write a book about my wife’s various experiences now searching for a good place for her weekly Pilates classes.

But rather than going on a major ranting spree now, let’s just sum up some of the troubles:

  • Entirely incompetent fitness trainers and coaches (think: part-time students)
  • Unfriendly staff who don’t really care
  • Outdated equipment that is in poor shape
  • Lack of variety when it comes to fitness classes and courses

To me it seems that most of the gyms now are riding the “bargain pricing” wave, trying to lure as many customers as they can and then at all costs. Now, here’s the deal: Whether I pay 2 bucks more a month for Pilates classes doesn’t really matter. But what matters is that I have at least one qualified coach that knows what he/she is doing.

We searched several months here in Hackney and only recently found a decent gym here in the area that my wife is now finally happy with, the London Fields Gym. They not only have courses for Pilates in Hackney but a lot more classes that might be worth checking out. We found their trainers excellent, highly qualified and superbly motivated! The rest of the staff is also super-friendly, you can see that they really value the folks coming in.

After so many disappointing experiences finding a place for Pilates classes in Hackney I can absolutely recommend these guys, so check them out!

Peter Capaldi Stepping Down From Dr. Who

Dr. Who fans were shocked when Capaldi made the announcement on a BBC Radio 2 show. The actor said he’ll leave the show by the end of the year. Peter Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor in 2013.

“I feel sad, I love Doctor Who, it is a fantastic programme to work on,” he was quoted saying. “I can’t praise the people I work with more highly, but I have always been someone that did a lot of different things.”

Capaldi however told the listeners that he is still Doctor Who at the moment, and that filming will go on.