Common Mobile Phone Charger a Possibility
How many people have a different charger for every mobile phone either at home or at work? Also when we buy a new phone how often do we have to buy a new charger?
I personally find this very frustrating and when I buy a new mobile phone I have to buy a new charger and what can I do with the old one despite the fact that it still works? My old chargers normally end up at the local recycling centre.
I am sure that many of us suffer the same frustrations. Now there may be an end to all of this thanks to the EU. The EU is proposing to make mobile phone manufacturers make interchangeable chargers.
For its current range of iPhones, iPods and iPads Apple uses its own proprietary connector called “Lightning” but most other smart phones do have interchangeable micro USB chargers.
A provisional deal has been structured by MEPs and the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of Ministers to make universal chargers a reality. The justification for this is that it will cut the costs for consumers and prevent unnecessary wastage.
Hopefully this will be one good thing that will come from the EU.
NEW YEAR NEW YOU!?
We all know the importance of looking after our bodies with healthy eating and exercise. The new year is a time when hives of us don the trainers and start use muscles we didn't know we had in a bid to feel healthier! But, after a few weeks of lazing about over Christmas and early January, the enthusiasm to launch into a full-on physical programme could put you at risk of back and neck pain.
Exercise puts added pressure on our joints and muscles, which could cause issues for your back and neck if not introduced to your body in a safe way or if your body isn't ready for it.
Kick-start your New Year routine and maintain optimum posture with the following advice from the British Chiropractic Association (BCA):
• Before you begin any exercise programme, it is really important to check that there are no medical reasons why you cannot commence the activity, particularly if you are not normally physically active. Consult your GP if in doubt.
• Make sure you get the right attire for your chosen activity. Wearing clothes that are too tight when exercising could constrict your movement and lead to injury. You should also make sure you have appropriate footwear for the type of exercise you are doing – most specialist sportswear retailers will be able to guide you on this, but support is the key!
• With all exercise, you need to warm up first. Don’t go straight into it, start with lighter movements like walking or jogging to lessen the chance of muscle strain. When using weight use a light one first to get the technique right
Use Equipment Properly
• When using weights, make sure your legs are at least hips’ width apart and lift with bent knees. Never keep the knees straight, as this could lead to over-stretching and cause damage to your back. Avoid bending from the waist too, as it will increase stress on your lower back.
• A weight held at arm’s length can have the effect of being up to five times heavier, so try to work with weights closer to the body to help avoid injury. Always face the direction you want to carry the weight and lift using a relaxed, straight back without twisting
• If using machines, make sure the seat is positioned correctly for your height. You want to avoid stooping or reaching when using equipment, or you could over stretch your back
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about getting fit and preventing back pain please don't hesitate to call me 01600 890 282
Good morning, I’m Andrew Long from Cass Stephens Insurance.
My children say
I just talk
For a living
I smile: then I sigh
And I always reply
I do talk about
Cover and Loss,
Risk and Excess
It’ll cost you less
I can do the sums
For the premiums
But I’m here
On a more engaging
I’m a broker
The insurance you need
The Listening comes in
Protecting your interests
So, Let’s have a chat
I promise you that
I won’t let
Get in the way.
So that’s me – Andrew Long – The Insurance Man. Let’s “schedule” in a chat and perhaps you’ll then be able to “endorse” me?
Five of my favourite inspirational quotes
There are thousands of inspirational quotes out there, most of which resonate with us at different points in our lives and many have a constant meaning on a deeper level. I love reading them, and today I was reminded of one of my favourites (number 2 on the list).
Anyway, here are five of my favourites. Perhaps you might share of yours?
1: “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
2: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” – Henry Ford
3: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
4: “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
5: “What others think of me is none of my business” – Wayne Dyer (I think)
Thanks for reading
Paul - CAP Business Clubs
Remember what people really buy
According to Theodore Levitt, “People don’t buy quarter inch drills…”, which is probably a bit of a blow for Black and Decker. But, all is not lost, because “…they buy quarter inch holes.” And guess what we need to make a quarter inch hole?
The point is that customers are not interested in us or what we sell. They are interested in what they can do with what we sell. So, have a think about what it is you sell. Why do people really buy it? If you’re not sure, why not ask your favourite customers?
When you stop talking about your product or service, and start talking about what customers can do with it, you’ll see your sales really increase.
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