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The Llechryd Club Development.

(posted Feb 2006)

Since the Exec meeting of the 31st May 2005 (detailed below) it has been decided to shelve the clubhouse remodelling plans for the time being and to keep them on record.

Before any building work can be considered, it is clear that the Club must first enter a period of organisational change. As ever, the Club depends on the enthusiastic work of its members in order to thrive, so it is now a good time to gauge the amount of time that individual members are willing and able to commit.

Please download Ben’s form, complete it and pass it to any Exec member (or email back) at your earliest opportunity, so that we might plan accordingly.

At a meeting held on the 31st of May 2005, the club’s Executive Committee voted to adopt, in principle, an intention to expand/extend the clubhouse: the decision being based upon a previously submitted draft business plan.

The Major Benefits

The possible major benefits of the scheme being perceived:- to improve facilities for all club members, and improve disability access. to improve catering facilities at the club, and provision for functions. to raise the public profile of the club. to increase revenue streams to the club (all year round). to provide on-site residence for a club steward (rental income).

The cost of building, for the extension scheme, would be covered by a combination of:-

  • Grants Public fund-raising / donations.
  • Club bank-loan (as would be justified by a conservative business plan).
  • Sponsorship. (The percentage share of respective funding sources, not as yet been established.)

Details of the scheme would be professionally drawn-up and supervised, but the success of the scheme would depend upon the support, dedication and hard work of the club’s members.

As a consequence of the Executive Committee’s decision, a sub-committee has been established to further investigate the viability of the scheme, and to “flesh-out” the fine points of the scheme as a whole, until enough specific detail is available to submit to the full membership of the club for due consideration (any final go-ahead having, of course, to be a full-membership decision).

Any input or ideas or advice from club members, at any stage, would be valued.

Do Office Injuries Qualify for Workers Compensation?

If you think that workers’ compensation only applies to dangerous jobs such as construction, think again. Even seemingly safe occupations carry the risk of debilitating injury. This applies to those who work in an office setting.

Office work may not appear to contain hazards, yet the following are common sources of injury for such employees. If any of these apply to you, then you may have a workers’ compensation claim.

Repetitive Strain Injury:

Repetitive strain injuries are injuries that occur from doing the same motion over and over again. Injuries like carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and bursitis can all occur from workplace tasks. These are more difficult to prove for worker’s compensation because these conditions develop over years, however if you report the symptoms as soon as they begin and can connect them to a required workplace task, then you can make a legitimate case for worker’s compensation.

Overexertion:

Overexertion is when a person strains or pulls a muscle or joint, or even slips a disc from overextending to lift, pull, push, or turn an item. Though these are most common in workplaces that require a lot of physical labor like on construction sites, at factories, or in medical, they can happen anywhere. Overexertion can happen in an office from moving files or at a restaurant carrying a tray of food. If you experience an injury from overexertion on the job, you are eligible for worker’s compensation.

Slip, Trip, And Falls:

Slip or trip and falls can happen on any surface. An employee can slip on a wet surface indoors or trip on a loose carpet, or they can slip in the rain outside. Slip, trip, and falls can cause numerous injuries from sprains, to breaks, to even traumatic brain injury. They can also can bodily reaction injuries which occur when a person falling tries to stop the fall and sprains an ankle or break your wrist from the impact. Slip or trip and falls are considered a worker’s compensation if it happens during a work task or within the workplace.

 

Legitimate Workers Compensation

Workplace injury and illness risks differ depending on the company and industry. While accounting firms aren’t usually exposed to extreme workplace hazards, common employee injuries such as slips, trips and falls, back injuries and repetitive stress injuries sometimes occur. Any time an employee gets hurt, there is the potential for workers’ compensation insurance fraud to occur.

According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, workers’ compensation insurance fraud is a serious crime that costs businesses $30 billion annually.[1] One common type of fraud is claim-related fraud, which is when an employee attempts to gain a workers’ compensation insurance benefit by falsely stating an injury or illness occurred at work or by exaggerating an existing injury or illness.Committing this type of fraud may lead to higher insurance premiums for employers and may ultimately hurt workers who are legitimately injured on the job.

Insurance Policy for Rent

Some employers are creative, finding new ways to commit workers’ compensation fraud. A Florida woman “rented out” her policy to others.

The woman created a shell company for which she purchased a workers’ compensation policy. She told her insurer that she had worked in construction for ten years and employed five workers. In reality, she had never worked in the construction industry and employed no one.

Foiled by Facebook

 

If you file a false workers’ compensation claim, don’t broadcast your misdeed on social media. ​An Ohio woman learned this lesson the hard way. She had filed a claim alleging that she was injured in a slip and fall incident in a company parking lot. In a Facebook post, however, she stated that the fall occurred at a nearby gas station. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation learned about the post. The woman was ordered to pay a fine and to return all the benefits she had received.

Self-Enrichment Through Self-Insurance

 

Employers, employees, and providers aren’t the only people who commit workers’ compensation fraud. A county in Pennsylvania lost almost $650, 000 due to the acts of a corrupt third-party claims administrator.

Two partners owned a claims administration business. The company was hired to administer a workers’ compensation self-insurance fund operated by Lackawanna County. As the fund administrator, the firm was supposed to review bills from providers, pay claims, and issue various reports. Instead, the partners spent their work days smoking cigars and watching porn on the Internet.

Ultimate Fullbody Weightlifting Exercises

There can be many reasons why you will not overcomplicate your training program with too many exercises. One of them can quite simply be a lack of time – you usually get an effective fullbody training session if you go for the big basic exercises rather than the small isolation exercises that train the small muscle groups. Another might be that you just prefer the small exercises. Man Boobs Fast Gynecomastia Treatment

In general, it should be noted that one’s preferred exercises are usually a subjective assessment. In other words, you are the judge of how good and effective a given exercise is. But with the list below you will at least get a selection to choose from. Just remember to be aware of training all muscle groups. That is, if you choose a given exercise from, it should preferably be replaced by another exercise that trains the same muscle groups. If you are unable to evaluate it (it is generally not recommended that novices compile their own training program), please read our muscle building article training programs for beginners here.

Olympic squat – the exercise that shares the waters

Olympic squat (in everyday speech just squats) is an exercise that shares the waters to a degree. Either you love the exercise, or you hate it. Nevertheless, Olympic squat is one of the most effective exercises. Many go with the mistaken belief that Olympic squat only trains their legs. Although it is true that squat mainly trains thighs, hips and legs in general, it also greatly affects abdominal muscles and back (the upper body must be stabilized in order to be able to squat properly and heavily).

It is said that Olympic squat, in addition to deadlift, is the exercise that is the best indication for a person’s overall strength. This is because squats are one of the exercises that activate the most muscles at the same time. If you can squatting over 100 kg, you are probably pretty strong.

Bench Press

When we speak classic basic exercises, of course you do not get around bench press. Bench press trains primarily chest and triceps and secondary biceps, forearm and upper back. Bench press is a favorite of many who want a larger upper body because it trains most of the chest. Below you can see a video on how bench press is performed:

Conventional deadlift – my personal favorite

Nothing makes you feel as strong as when you practice conventional deadlift. Personally, conventional deadlift is one of my absolute favorites. On the one hand, deadlift trains a large part of the body, and partly it feels just nice to do the exercise. When you have trained heavy squats and deadlifts, you are usually completely finished. The primary muscle groups used in deadlift are back, bales and hindquarters, but stomach, chest and arms also get a ride.

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Rocklin Food & Wine Events

The farm-to-fork movement is gaining exponential popularity due to its successful reuniting of food producers and consumers. This local food movement, which aims to bring local farmers and consumers together for the sake of fresh produce, has triumphantly improved the relationship with local farms in the region.

Farm-to-fork restaurant events are popping up all over California to highlight this relationship and to educate the public about where their produce comes from and how to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible. Two, local, upcoming events include Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork Festival on September 26th and Placer Land Trust’s annual Placer Conservator event on October 22nd. Placer Land Trust’s event will be held at Blue Goose in Loomis and food will be provided by Laura Kenny of Real Food Catering who is known locally for her farm to table mantra and culinary skill. “ I feel fortunate to live in such a fabulous place, where we can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables all year round, ” says Kenny, “The products that we grow locally are so delicious…why wouldn’t I choose to eat locally and in season???”

The farm-to-fork movement provides the community with many benefits including boosting local economies and creating more self-reliant food networks. It also helps to educate the community about their health by helping people to understand what they put into their bodies. Local Registered Dietitian and farmer Dayna Green-Burgeson says, “Farm to fork eating celebrates food in a less processed form and puts a positive spin on healthier eating. The average American consumes only 2 1/2 servings of fruits and vegetables but over 1/3 pound of added sugar per day, most of it from processed foods. Excess consumption of processed foods and inadequate intake of whole foods has led to poor health including heart disease, diabetes and obesity for many Americans. Recent studies at the University of California, Davis have shown that children who participated in a farm to fork school nutrition program had healthier eating habits after participation, and although the program did not address weight in any way, the overweight children in the program lost weight. Knowing where our food comes from increases our connection to and appreciation of real food and healthy eating. Farm to fork is good for both the environment, our local economy and our health, and fresh local food tastes better too!”

The local food movement also aids the environment by promoting sustainable and organic farming. Produce purchased in the grocery store can travel thousands of miles to its destination, but in the farm-to-fork movement, the food is being consumed locally which drastically reduces the carbon footprint. Farm-to-fork also helps to reinvigorate the relationships within the community; it encourages people to go out to farmers markets and events to meet farmers, culinary experts, and fellow food lovers to reconnect over a basic human need.

The farm-to-fork movement is much more than a current trend; it is a way of life promoting a sense of community, sustainability, and most importantly tasty fresh food. We all have to eat, we might as well make sure it’s good.

Rocklin FARMERS’ MARKETS

There’s a PlacerGROWN farmers’ market pretty much every day somewhere in the county. (The Old Town Auburn and Roseville Fountains markets are open year-round!) See the latest dates and times to explore our many Placer County farmers’ markets below and be sure to visit our “What’s in Season” page to see all of the produce you’ll be able to find at them.

Foothill Farmers’ Market – Farmers Market – 6636 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 

The Foothill Farmers’ Market Association is celebrating 24 years of farmers’ markets in Placer County! Attendees of the markets can find California certified farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts, honey, eggs, and nursery stock.

Quarry Park:

Bringing great shows and entertainment to our beautiful new venue at Quarry Park! Located at 4000 Rocklin Rd. directly behind the fire station, Historic City Hall, and Memorial Park, we will house incredible shows, plays, famous food events, and more! Can’t wait for you to come spend the day with us! More info at

 

 

 

Home Insulation and its Environmental Impact

With the right insulation your house will be energy efficient, helping to conserve energy and preserve the increasingly scarce natural heating resources in the world. It’s even better for Sacramento, if you select recycled or environmentally friendly insulation products, you will contribute more to maintaining a sustainable planet.

Home Insulation and Energy Consumption

Many houses waste energy because they are badly designed and constructed and have inadequate home insulation. Energy simply leaks through walls, ceilings and floors. This means the house is difficult to heat properly in the winter and cool adequately in the summer unless you use large amounts of energy. The negative impact on our depleted fossil fuel resources is enormous.

Which is the best insulation for the environment?

Whether you view ‘green’ as a sustainable resource, saving the environment, or healthier for our bodies, you have quite a few options for green insulation. There are four effective materials used for insulation today that are more environmentally friendly.

Sheep’s Wool

Common sense tells us that sheep’s wool is a natural insulator for them in the harsh farmlands of the north. So scientists discover a way to harvest the wool and turn it into home-friendly insulation. When you compact the wool, there are little air pockets that keep the cold air from getting in and the warm air from getting out. The R value is about R-13 for a 24 inch thickness Batt. This type of insulation material is extremely environment friendly since it is all natural.

Comfortable Cotton

With almost the exact R value as fiberglass, cotton insulation creates an efficient barrier between the hot and cold in your home. Cotton also repels bugs, keeping them out of your home. In addition, cotton is a natural plant that does not contain formaldehyde like fiberglass. The only issue with the cotton insulation is the high cost. Cotton can either be blown-in or you can buy it in Batt form and secure it between your studs.

Tennis Section

The Llechrydctc Tennis Club

tennis clubThe tennis section of the club has been in existence for ten years, currently with thirty senior members playing tennis.

The club has two courts which have recently been re-sprayed.

Official senior club nights are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. onwards (April to mid-October). Winter tennis is also played during weekends.

Coaching for Juniors is available.

Coaching is also available for senior members and visitors.

Junior and senior matches are occasionally arranged against other clubs in the area. (Click here for 2006-7 tennis fixtures)

During off-peak times, the tennis courts may be hired by non-members for £5 per hour.

Contact the Club Steward for availability & details.

Modern Day Cricket has Transformed Players Fitness

How The Modern Game of Cricket Has Transformed Players Fitness

One of the earliest forms of entertainment was a stick and ball game that was known by several different names in various parts of the world. The simplicity of gathering team members and equipment gave everyone an equal opportunity to play and develop hand/eye coordination, running speed, and overall endurance. Evidence can be seen across multiple cultures dating back to the 16th century. Since the game of Cricket was formally introduced at the beginning of the 18th century, it has intrigued players and sparked numerous spin-off games in various countries all around the globe.

One of the most unique aspects of the game.

These are attributed to a large number of imitations, is the predetermined positions and unique responsibility that each player carries for the whole of the game. Every one of the eleven players on both teams is awarded a special position and a firm set of rules that govern their movement and sportsmanship. There is even something commonly referred to as ‘The Spirit of the Game’ which disallows poor sportsmanship and could potentially disqualify a play for being a sore loser or antagonizing players from the opposing team.The teams take a turn being at bat or in the field. Those players in the field are responsible for bowling and fielding the ball among their own team in an attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring. This requires quick response time, proactive thinking, and an almost constant adrenaline rush. When the innings change, so do the position of the teams. The team at bat then has to take turns going through each player, trying to hit the ball delivered to them by the bowler from the other team. Every member of the fielding team is on the field throughout the inning, while just two batsmen from the batting team are in the pitch zone at once.

One of the unique set of guidelines that make cricket a great exercise

In physical fitness for all players is the precision it takes to keep the wickets or wooden targets, intact throughout the inning. The wickets are positioned at each end of the narrow pitch, which is approximately 22 yards apart. Predetermined painted lines provide an even course for the wickets and the corresponding batting and bowling creases that are typically placed within four feet of the wicket. The wicket itself consists of three stacking vertical stumps that can be difficult for players to avoid hitting. If any of the stumps are dislodged, whether by the ball, a player, or some other piece of equipment, it is considered to be ‘down’. In some cases, the wicket will be hit and even moved, but not completely dislodged – and considered to be still in play.

The many different rules of modern-day Cricket may seem complicated, but they are actually quite simple after a bit of practice. The important things to remember are to have fun, pay attention to every detail going on around the field, and take the opportunities to run away from the pitch as soon as the ball is struck. There is no room for hesitation because nearly one dozen fielders are waiting for any chance to get one of the batsmen out and have the game turned over to the favour of their own team.

The game requires stamina, agility, and the ability to read potential moves in the other players.