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Eleven reasons why e-learning is like cricket

  The fabled similarity between cricket and e-learning was emphasised a few days ago when E-Learning Age, in association with Unicorn Training, organised a one day seminar – on ‘the future of e-learning’ – at The Kia Oval, in Kennington, London. There, overseen by the portraits of many of Surrey’s greatest cricketers, the Texas-born, California-based [...]

ME Construction Marathon Man trains for glory – and charity fundraising

  Paul Driver, the Business Development Director at the London-based specialist construction company, ME Construction, is training hard to run his first marathon – in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, scheduled for Sunday 13th April 2014.   On his own admission, Paul, who used to play rugby for Rosslyn Park and Esher [...]

Waste King cleans up after the Festival of Cricket

  While cricket interest over recent months has focused on England’s 3 – 0 victory over Australia in this summer’s Ashes series, the UK’s Sri Lankan community has had its own cricketing focus: the Festival of Cricket, organised by the Sri Lankan Schools Old Boys’ Associations (OBAs).   This year’s Festival of Cricket, held at [...]

By | September 2nd, 2013|Categories: Business, Environment, Lifestyle, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

ME Construction sponsors employee stock car racing driver

  Russell Aplin, a Project Manager for the London-based specialist refurbishment contractor, ME Construction, spends his professional life being concerned about such things as conservation and healthcare construction issues but he spends his spare time racing stock cars – and his dedication, enthusiasm and burgeoning success as a driver has won him some [...]

Another splendid season at Pendley

  Now at the end of its 64th season, the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival continues to surprise and delight – this time with some lively productions of ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Love’s Labours Lost’.   Of course, of equal delight is the elegant country house setting, with part of Pendley’s extensive grounds providing [...]

By | August 16th, 2013|Categories: Lifestyle, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

ME Construction helps to boost Britain’s medal chances in the Rio Olympics

  ME Construction, the London-based specialist refurbishment contractor, has been helping to create a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games by building the recently opened Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health.   The Institute, based in London’s Tottenham Court Road and officially opened by Lord Coe, aims to treat elite athletes, NHS patients [...]

Workplace Matters commissions Waterways Chaplain

  Workplace Matters (WM), an ecumenical charity which takes Christian values into the workplace, has expanded its team of waterways chaplains by commissioning Barbara Davis, a Bishops Stortford resident who keeps a narrow boat, ‘Charm’, at Harlow. She is serving as a waterways chaplain for the boating community and others who use a 25 mile [...]

Time for a quick advert: Phelia boost to Music for Christian Aid

  Marshalswick Baptist Free Church, in Sherwood Avenue, St Albans, is – once again – the venue for St Albans Music Club’s annual concert to raise funds for the charity, Christian Aid. The concert takes place at the church from 7.30pm on Saturday 11th May.   St Albans’ recent singing sensation, Phelia – also known [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Lifestyle, Miscellaneous, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Let the games begin

Plato once said that: ‘you can learn more about a man in an hour of play than in a year of conversation’. If that’s true, we’re going to learn a great deal during the forthcoming Olympic Games in London.   Educators (including L&D professionals) should be interested in using games – especially those known as [...]

Waste King helps football club to achieve its goals

The specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King, has contributed funds towards goals and other equipment at St Margaretsbury Football Club. Its donation - part of the company’s on-going corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment – was prompted by a request from John Waites, of London-based City Interiors, who is connected with St [...]