Netflix is an amazing subscription video-on-demand service that has literally hundreds of television programmes, series and movies, all available to watch from the touch of remote button once you’re a fully fledged member. Subscription Video-on-demand services such as Netflix and also the multitude of others like Amazon Video, Now TV, Apple, and so forth are massively popular platforms in today’s society.
Coffee not only helps to give most of us a little kick-start to our day, but a recent study has found that it could help us live longer…. A Bit of A Legend Coffee has a rich history and according to legend, ancestors of a region of Ethiopia were believed to have been the first to recognise the energising effect of the coffee plant, in particular, a goat herder called Kaldi has been credited with this discovery. Kaldi noticed that his goats became excited, jumping around, after chewing on red berries from a particular bush. Kaldi investigated by chewing them himself and became instantly invigorated, which prompted him to take them to an Islamic monk who in turn threw them into a fire in disapproval. The berries gave off a rousing aroma that enticed Kaldi and the Islamic monk to take them out of the fire and grind them up to dissolve in hot water- hence creating the first cup of coffee. The Study itself A European study on the effects of coffee, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, used more than half a million people from 10 European countries. Dr Marc Gunter, who was leading the study said: “We Read More
Wimbledon is drawing into its closing stages and excitingly there are 2 British players holding the hopes of the nation: Andy Murray and Johanna Konta. Considered as the premier tennis tournament, Wimbledon holds strong tradition not just in tennis but as characteristic of our Great British Summertime. A Bit Of Wimbledon History Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, debuting 140 years ago in 1877 at the All England Club in London. It is the only grand slam still played on a grass surface. The game of lawn tennis was devised by a British Army officer, Major Walter Clopton Wingfield, who called it Sphairisike. The sport became official in 1875 when lawn tennis established a universal set of rules at the Marylebone Cricket Club. In 1877, the Wimbledon Championships started with the inaugural event on July 9, featuring only a Gentlemen’s Singles tournament that was won by Spencer Gore and was watched by 200 spectators. A Modern Wimbledon Today, tennis has changed slightly with some modern introductions such as carbon fibre tennis rackets and wool or nylon shelled tennis balls. Wimbledon itself has had to change too; in recent years Wimbledon has expanded dramatically by introducing the new Number 1 Read More
When purchasing a personal alarm from Carelink24 we also give you the option to add one of our key safes to your order. These brilliant devices add more security to your home, but more importantly they can also make you feel comfortable and safe. The idea behind a Key Safe is to ensure that keys to your home are always kept secure, and away from criminals. Rather than keeping your keys under the door mat, or under a plant pot, you can lock them away behind a locked door, of which a security code is needed to gain access. We currently have two different key safes on offer, one of which is police approved and another which has been manufactured by Yale – a huge company within the home security industry. Let’s take a look at these two key safes in more depth. Supra C500 The Supra C500 is one of only two key safes to be approved by the police* here in the UK. This model has been put through rigorous tests and has received LPS1175 Level 1 Accreditation, which means that the device is “as attack resistant as a domestic front door.” Th C500 has a strong zinc Read More
Some may see the 4th of July as just another summer’s day. However, across the pond, the 4th of July is a celebration most on par with New Year’s Eve as the United States of America honour their Independence Day. A Look Back In Time Independence Day is the commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July in 1776 and the separation from the British Empire. The United States of America came to be after defeating the British in the American Revolution (1765 – 1783) and the Continental Congress, attended by the 13 colonies, declared a new nation to be formed, The USA. Great Britain’s 13 North American colonies; New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, began to rebel over the imposition of British laws and taxes because of a rise in Britain’s national debt. “No taxation without representation” became the cry around 1765 and In 1773, things escalated when patriots in Boston famously destroyed a shipment of tea by boarding three ships in Boston harbour and throwing 342 chests overboard in protest over the Tea Act. This became known as the “Boston Tea Party” and so Read More