The GameCity 2014 Festival In Nottingham

gamecity9Logo“The Sheriff’s Gauntlet” event is one of many events at Nottingham’s eight-day gaming festival. The festival will go until November 1st.

The 1st prize will be a square metre of land in Nottingham named after them at a ceremony with the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Not much is known yet about the individual challenges, but we can assume that people’s physical and mental limits will be put to the test.

The coordinator of the event, Rachel Barrett said to the press that they are always trying to do something different and more exciting. “What we did this year was that we thought how can we get the most people to something together. GameCity is all about people having fun we believe games should be played and enjoyed by everybody” she told us.

This past Wednesday, the event was promoted at Bulwell St Mary’s C of E Primary School. This was a great opportunity for the pupils of the school to pitch in with their own ideas.

Aside from a plethora of exciting and cool games to play, the event will also feature several workshops and educational classes.

“I think games can play a huge part in children’s development if done correctly”, said Daniel Farthing, headteacher at St Mary’s. He furthermore said that games like Minecraft have been hugely successful especially among children with special educational needs.

You can sign up for and read more about GameCity 2014 at the festival’s official website http://gamecity.org/festival/the-sheriffs-gauntlet/.

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Ergonomic Desk Chairs For Your Office And Home

In a time where people spend lengthy hours in the office and even more hours at home in front of a computer, the importance for healthy ergonomic furniture cannot be understated.

ergonomic-chairsThink about it: How many hours per day are you sitting? Is your office or computer chair ergonomic?

Are you possibly spending a lot of time in a rather uncomfortable position, hunched down or needing to tilt your head to see what’s on the screen?

If you belong to the many folks who experience eye strain, fatigue, migraines and back pains, chances are that your office or desk furniture may well be the main culprit!

What most people may not know, simply replacing your aged desk chair with a modern ergonomic one can possibly be all that you need to do to address all those health issues and to prevent even more.

What is special about ergonomic desk chairs?

If we’re talking about ergonomics of furniture, the main advantage here is that it allows you to adjust it in multiple ways. This is important since no two people are the same, one chair simply cannot fit everyone.

Only a modern ergonomic desk chair can be adjusted in height and tilt so that it will provide you the best support with the least strain on your body. The result will be less pains, less fatigue, less strain on your wrists and eyes and many more health advantages.

Find out more on desk chairs and their health benefits and learn why you should consider modern ergonomic office desks and chairs!

UK Sports Minister ‘Concerned’ About Costs Of Football Tickets

According to an article I found at BBC Sports, Helen Grant, the UK’s Minister for Sports is concerned about the high prices for tickets.

Within just three years, the average price of the cheapest tickets across English football has gone up more than double as compared to the cost of living.

This is the result of a study where the BBC analyzed ticket prices at more than 200 clubs all across the UK.

The study found that the average price for the cheapest match-day ticket in England is £21.49. Compared to 2011 this is a steep 13% increase. In the same time period, the cost of living went up a mere 6.8%.

The Minister to the press: “I can see why fans are cross. I’m cross. The fans are the lifeblood of the game, without the fans we won’t have football the way we know it.”

She pointed out that it will cost a minimum of £130 if you plan to take your family to a premier league game. Petrol, parking, a programme, hot dogs and drinks not even included.

The Minister is urging that clubs are looking into their ticket pricing: “Not all families can afford this”, she said.

No Floodlit Races At Newcastle

NewcastleNewcastle’s organizers, ARENA Racing stated say they still want all-weather racing at Newcastle despite the British Horseracing Authority’s decision against floodlit races in the coming year.

According to the racing rules there must be two races of a mile or more of the minimum aggregate distance of two and a half miles.

Since Newcastle’s current proposal for a converted all-weather track only includes floodlights covering one mile they needed an exception of that rule.

The Horsemen’s group objected at the notion that the track will get an exception from this rule. TheNational Trainers Federation launched an online petition where they opposed the  principle of the course converted to a Tapeta surface.

Now, as a result, Newcastle will be ineligible for floodlit races later next year, but the organizers remain confident of racing taking place on an artificial surface the following year.

For more information on horse racing in the UK you can visit the Horse Racing Pro website where you can get working tips on horse racing.