What’s the best Watch GPS?

A watch GPS is the latest style trend in the market.As earlier the competition was between the watch manufacturers and the watches, it has now shifted its style and focus to Watch GPS. The person in a group or community who has the latest and most stylish Watch GPS is known for the same. There are many brands world over that are fulfilling the ever rising demands of customers and now manufacturing and selling watch GPS too.A watch GPS helps the wearer in hundreds of different ways. It fulfills the basic necessity of timing and location guidance for its wearer.In addition to it, it also offers several fancy items for customer’s knowledge and information.

This is the most useful device for the athletes and all those who take exercising as a serious hobby. The various activities such as running, cycling and other athletic adventures can be kept track of by using the top selling TomTom Car GPS.It gives the wearer’s pulse rate and other basic statistics, the number of rounds or pools done while exercising and other such information. As a wearable technology, it simplifies the user’s life without him having to keep track of various different devices to track and check whenever he/she goes to and returns from exercise.This simplifies and breaks down the complexities of life. Such an easy style of wearing technology on your sleeve is the latest of the additions to our world gone tech already. No wonder this country has the largest number of scientists, inventors, technocrats and people who are technology-enabled already.

This looks extremely high-techs and wearable when seen on the wrists of the athletes and sportsperson.This is what all the trendy youth and other persona are going in for, lately, as it is a very useful device. A single automated device keeps all the statistics about an individual’s body such as heart rate, blood pressure and blood pressure. Thus, a person would not have to go to a cardiologist everytime to keep track of his/ her blood pressure. Some advanced GPS watches are so highly enabled and functional that they can even keep track of the wearer’s body temperature along with all other necessary information of the heart.

Wearing this technology-enabled device make the user extremely proactive and independent, such that he/she can monitor his/her body and the various needs it has. This is because problems of the heart are increasing at the highest rate of all the health problems in the world and each and every individual is supposed to monitor and track one’s own body and metabolism oneself.This will help the entire body of the health patients to be self-dependent, hence freeing their care- takers of the burden. Also, the doctors that manage these patients encourage the patients to use this kind of technology so that they can be independent and take control of their own life and other processes.

Read More

How to Choose a TV For Your Flat?

Are you in need of a new TV for your flat? Or are you searching for a new TV to replace the old one you have? If you are pondering over which TV to buy, understanding a few basics about it will help you in a great deal.

For More Information on Car Sat Nav’s Click Here
The things that you need to consider before you chose a TV for your flat is listed below in few sections.The type of TV you want: TV today is not what it was 20 years ago or say even five years ago. The landscape of the TV market has changed very drastically. Advent and rise of semiconductor and associated technology mean that TV today comes with more and more functionality and advancements. A number of features that were not TV related in the past have now been integrated to TV. Multimedia environment, internet connectivity, home theatre environment, high quality video and TV streaming abilities are the features that distinguish a TV today from the basic TV set. Other additional features are also available depending upon the TV set you want to buy. Hence, before buying a TV for your flat, you must be sure on the exact type of TV you need.
The price for the set: This has been the primary consideration in buying a TV or any device for ages. Since one will not spend over his/her budget allocation, this dictates the choice of TV to many extents. A smart analysis of the available TV range and the prices associated with it will help in making a better choice. Some TV has higher cost because of a feature attached to it, which you might never need. Such considerations will help you in narrowing down better products for you.

For More Information on the Best GPS for Your Car – Click Here
Functionality: A TV must suit your needs and it must be a friend to you and your family. For an electronic device to become a friend, it must have functions that satisfy your needs. TV today comes in millions of ranges and apart from some basic function which are the same in all TV, these sets all differ in their functionality. You must list out the functions you want on your TV – such as gaming console attachments, High Definition audio video (often associated with HDTVs), multimedia interface, internet connectivity, and others. Afterwards, cross-matching of the needed functions can be done with the available products and a better choice can be made.
Electricity consumption – The age of LED (light emitting diode) TV and LCD (liquid crystal display) TV has made the power considerations while buying a TV less and less of a significant factor. However, the relative reduction in power consumption by TV sets over the year does not mean that they consume no power while in operation. Still today, some TV consumes significantly higher power than others. Devices attached to the TV set also contribute to increasing power consumption. In an accumulated value, this sum can be large and denting your pockets. Hence, this factor must be considered to an extent before you chose a TV for your flat.
Apart from these obvious things, there are other personal and other considerations to make before choosing a TV. A smart, analytical, and well judged buy will only help you in the long run.

Read More

What’s The Best BBQ For Your Home

If you are planning on getting a BBQ grill then you might be asking yourself what sort of grill is best for you. Before making any quick decision you should know which type of BBQ grill will meet your 3D Printing requirements (budget, lifestyle) .There are different types of grills in the market. So to know which type is the best for you, you require understanding these types and choosing wisely.

The different types of BBQ grills are:

  • Gas grill: It is a type of grill which is common in the market and it famous as backyard grill. One of the best part about gas grill is that it gets heated quickly and you can do your barbecue with in few minutes.And keeping it clean is super easy compared to other grills. A gas grill needs natural gas or propane tank as source of fuel. Use of natural gas can be inexpensive and convenient compared to propane tanks.It cannot be placed near structures and require open space. It does not give you the genuine smoky flavor. If you are fond of smoky flavor and need a grill that needs less space than it might not be the best choice for you.
  • Charcoal grill: These grills are well known for the genuine smoky flavor. So if you are fond of grilled orsmoky BBQ then charcoal grill might be your option. Most of these grills are light weighted and require less space to store.These grills are time consuming. Even though it offers one of the best flavors but cooking needs patience. Likewise cleaning and disposal of ashes consumes time. If you grill often you have to spend a lot in fuel. It doesn’t give you the ease of use like the gas grills.
  • Electric grills: The name itself gives you the idea that it uses electric power for cooking. It is really easy to use. If you are outlaw to use charcoal grills then electric grills might be an alternative. Cooking in electric grill is faster as it is heat quickly.These electric grills do not give much flavor to the food. Not all but many of these grills do not produce required heat for BBQ.
  • Portable grill: These grills may have charcoal or propane as the source of fuel. These grills are easy to carry from one place to another. Cooking is fast. These portable barbecues grills are suitable for outdoor picnic.Disadvantage for these grills are their sizes, which may not be suitable for large number of people. Portable grills are budget friendly.
  • Pellet grills: These grills uses hardwood pellets for cooking. The hardwoods are burnt to cook your BBQ and meat. These grills offers you hardwood flavor which is supposed to be superior to the smoky flavor provided by charcoal grill.But these grills may not be appropriate for those areas where pellets are difficult to find. These pellet grills are expensive.So if you often barbecue and love your barbecue quick then Gas BBQ grill may be the one for you. But if you love your BBQ having smoky flavor then Charcoal can be your choice. If you often take your BBQ outside then portable grill is the right option for you. If you want to BBQ in way that does not violate any local laws then electric grill is your perfect option. You can also find many other BBQ options in the market which may be best for you.

Read More

Current Topics

The following Subgroups are currently active:

  • Safer Road Crossing: Norman Jones, Debbie Hougie, Lynn Myland
  • School Award Competition: Debbie Hougie, Diana Collingridge, Roger Thomas
  • Safer Routes to School: Debbie Hougie, Diana Collingridge

Current topics:

Heartwood Forest Project (WT)

LAF is one of the current active consultee on the project. LAF Memebrs are involved in the Environment Impact Assessment for the site. (May 2009)

LAF have contributed to the Response for Heartwood Environmental Impact Statement (Sept 2009). You can check the statement by clicking here.

Access in future developments

The LAF are activively involved in the initial stages of major developments to ensure Access is considered as part of the plan.
LAF is keen to be consulted and involved from the early stages of these developments to ensure a high priority for Access and Green Spaces is achieved. (May 2009)

Reintroduction of Grazing on Common Land

LAF will be formally consulted on grazing on Common land. [more documentaries to follow] (May 2009)

RoWIP (Rights of Way Improvement Plan)

LAF Members actively advised the RoW Unit following their initial consultation with the Public and Stakeholders on the RoWIP.
LAF then suggested to the RoW their priorities for improvements across the County.

LAF regularly recieves updates on the plan and implementation and are asked for their comments. (May 2009)

Read More

What Do Our Member Really Think

Liddy Lawrence – Chair

Have you always lived in Herts?
No – although I was born in St Albans and now live there, I have also lived in London and the Midlands, and in Hitchin in N Herts.

What are you main interests/hobbies?
I seem to lead quite a busy life. I get great pleasure from growing things in my garden – especially trees from seedlings – and on my allotment.
I walk and cycle regularly, and ski as often as I can. I listen to a wide range of music, and go to many gigs/concerts. I am a member of the Jane Austen Society, and read widely around her life, writings and times. I am a member of the Emergency Planning Society and its National Human Aspects Working Group I have family and friends in various parts of the UK and France who I visit as often as possible.

Do you have a favourite walk//cycle ride route
Several old favourites include the Grande Randonnee path along La Dame Blanche in Franche-Comte, France, the South Devon and Isle of Purbeck parts of the South West Coast Path, and, more locally, circular routes from the Brocket Arms in Ayot St Lawrence and from the centre of St Albans along the River Ver

What place would I like to travel to
In the UK I have cycled in the Outer Hebrides and would like to return to this area, and also to walk in the Orkneys. In France I would like to walk in the Pyrenees.

What is your special interest in LAF
I have an interest in gaming products (I am a member of The Ramblers Society) and off -road cycling, and am particularly interested in helping to make the countryside more accessible to people who may not normally consider visiting it.

As a LAF member………
I would like people to feel more confident about walking in the countryside near their homes or for days out, so updated reliable information about where to go, and how to get there would be a great help

What is my role………
I am the Chair of the Hertfordshire LAF, and have had this role since the first LAF meeting. I try to ensure that the agenda we cover meets all the areas of interest or concern to LAF members and members of the public who communicate with us, well as our statutory obligations. I hope to encourage more members of the public to join the discussion by attending our meetings or communicating via letters/e-mail.
I am one of the two LAF representatives from the East of England on the national England Access Forum.

Anything else………
There is so much to do and so little time to do it…………………………………..

Roger Thomas – Vice-Chair

Have you always lived in Hertfordshire?
No …. 30 years, prior to that West Wales and Wiltshire

What are your main interests/hobbies?
Farming/Rural Activities and the majority of sports

Do you have a favourite walk/cycle/ride route?
A walk through Brocket park

What place would you like to travel to/is on your ‘wish-list’?
Australia and New Zealand

What is your special interest in the LAF?
……. Originally from a landowners viewpoint but more recently linking access from one urban area to another

As a LAF member what would you like to change/improve to make access better in Hertfordshire?
More thought given to how networks can be linked

What is your role within LAF? And, would you like it to change and how?
I have been vice-chair to Liddy for some time although the role has been very much a supportive one as Liddy has always been able to act as chair. I was rather disillusioned initially as Herts LAF seemed to have little impact on local access, more recently I have been more encouraged

Anything else you’d like to add?
I would like to meet more frequently as we always have such long agendas’ and there are always other issues to discuss

Roger Thomas

 

Have you always lived in Hertfordshire?
I was born and brought up in Leeds and spent all my free time in the countryside around my home. I walked extensively in the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Peak District. I have lived in Hertfordshire since 1991 where I have discovered many great places to walk.

What are your main interests/hobbies?
My main hobby is walking although I do love my bike! I have two small children so we tend to walk to their level (they did conquer Pen y Ghent this summer!). I relax at home by knitting and vegetable gardening. I enjoy cooking and rare visits to the cinema.

Do you have a favourite walk/cycle/ride route?
In Hertfordshire my favourite walk is around Sandridge and Nomansland. Further afield its Ivinghoe Beacon as I love being up high and getting the wind through my hair. In Yorkshire its any of the Three Peaks but especially Inglebrough.

What place would you like to travel to/is on your ‘wish-list’?
I’m very lucky and have travelled extensively (India, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Japan) but I would love to go to Chile! I would love to go back to the Outer Hebrides.

What is your special interest in the LAF?
I am interested in all things walking but have a special interest in inclusivity – children, people with disabilities, young people, people from ethnic minorities – making sure that everyone in the county knows about – and has the opportunity to use – the outdoor recreation opportunities that our magnificent county holds.

As a LAF member what would you like to change/improve to make access better in Hertfordshire?
A clearly waymarked and available rights of way system. Safe road crossing. Joined up routes.

What is your role within LAF? And, would you like it to change and how?
I have on the LAF since started in 2003. I have been proactive in discussion and giving advice to the County Council. I particularly enjoyed helping to organise the Parish Conference that we ran last year. I would like to get the ‘Safe Road Crossings Sub Committee’ up and running as I think it is so important.

Anything else you’d like to add?
My job as a Senior Lecturer in Rural Geography at the University of Hertfordshire gives me many opportunities to take my students out and about around Hertfordshire, showing them the diversity of our County and its many special places. I therefore believe that I am well placed to contribute widely to LAF business.

 

Have you always lived in Hertfordshire?
Yes.

What are your main interests/hobbies?
Rambling, political & transport issues, moderate environmentalist, the Arts generally.

Do you have a favourite walk/cycle/ride route?
No, but I enjoy walking route devised just from the map, encompassing some open aspects & ideally including points of interest.

What place would you like to travel to/is on your ‘wish-list’?
Anywhere new, with good upland countryside and/or with historical aspects of interest

What is your special interest in the LAF?
Walking, particularly including interests of not drivers.

As a LAF member what would you like to change/improve to make access better in Hertfordshire?
There is a lot of access in the County which is little known outside the immediate vicinity, I would like to strive to improve this.

What is your role within LAF? And, would you like it to change and how?
Enthusiastic member, would like LAF to be more proactive

Anything else you’d like to add?
A particular area of interest, not noted above, is the relationship between nature conservation and public access; where they generally need not be imcompatible and a combination can often prove beneficial.

Lynn Myland

Have you always lived in Hertfordshire?
I was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire and lived here all my life, except for 10 years when in lived in Spain.

What are your main interests/hobbies?
I enjoy the countryside, love listening to and watching the wildlife, and enjoy the changing seasons especially autumn. I enjoy walking, horse riding and squash.

Do you have a favourite walk/cycle/ride route?
I love to walk from Barley Mow Lane into Knights wood and along the footpath to Highfield Hall and beyond. When horseriding I enjoy the route along the BOAT of Hixberry Lane onto the Alban Way and taking one of the numerous tracks to Sleapsyde and – if I feel brave enought – crossing the A414 onto Colneyheath Common.

What place would you like to travel to/is on your ‘wish-list’?
I would love to explore more the Donana National Park of Andalucia, Spain and spot an Iberian Lynx.

What is your special interest in the LAF?
I am a land owner and a user of PRoW and Open Access. I have been active in the RoWIP for Herts, visiting sites and advertising the RoW unit and working closely with them. I feel very strongly that I should represent the views of users of the RoW and open access spaces in Hertfordshire. I have been influential in the Oakland College development working with the college and council on the sect. 106 agenda, looking at developing new routes and improving existing. I have also worked hard organising and attending meetings regarding the 4 consultation proposals to fence 4 Commons in South Hertfordshire, networking and listening to people’s views.

As a LAF member what would you like to change/improve to make access better in Hertfordshire?
I want to improve the safety of road crossing on existing and future RoW. I would like to influence the development of multi-user PRoW and as a horse rider improve the network, so that horses can be kept off the roads. The volume of traffic on out roads has increased, and it is fast and dangerous for horse riders.

What is your role within LAF? And, would you like it to change and how?
I want to see the Open Access land and PRoW in Hertfordshire improve thus encouraging more people to use it. I think we need to raise our profile with other agencies and bodies, and ensure that we are consulted and able to advise on major decision regarding open-air recreation. I would like LAF to be able to make a BIG difference to the improvement of public access. Introducing information for horse riders/carriage drivers and improving information on our existing RoW network.

Anything else you’d like to add?
No.

Lynn Myland

 

Have you always lived in Hertfordshire?
Lived in Herts since age 3

What are your main interests/hobbies?
When younger took part in athletics, Road Walking assocn. Rugby,later Hacking.
Now still looking after retired Horse, Photography and attending meetings.

Do you have a favourite walk/cycle/ride route?
North Mymms Park and Ivinghoe Beacon are among local spots I enjoy

What place would you like to travel to/is on your ‘wish-list’?
Would like to revisit Australia and India which I have not seen since 1945

What is your special interest in the LAF?
Have an interest in Herts rural affairs want to see the best of it preserved.

As a LAF member what would you like to change/improve to make access better in Hertfordshire?
Maintain balance between sometimes conflicting demands of different gaming mouse user groups and also recognise that for some countryside is a workplace not a park.

What is your role within LAF? And, would you like it to change and how?
Support efforts of Rights of Way Unit.

Anything else you’d like to add?
I am HCC nominee to LAF I hope I make a link in both directions.

Read More