PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 January 2019 Judy Rimmer Ipswich JAFFA ladies' group at the Sunday Times Fun Run in Hyde Park, London, in 1982/83 Picture: DAVID SMITH Archant Taking up running is a rare New Year’s resolution that many people manage to keep. But why is running so popular, and how has it changed over the decades? Crowds of runners turned out for the 2018 Christmas Day Norwich parkrun Picture: NORWICH PARKRUNNationally, Sport England says that more than two million people run every week. Here in East Anglia, running clubs’ efforts to make the sport more welcoming have paid off, with more people of all ages and from all backgrounds pulling on a pair of running shoes and joining in. Parkruns taking offParkruns, in particular, have proved to be far more than a short-lived trend, and have taken off massively over recent years. An amazing 1004 people took part in the Norwich parkrun on Christmas Day, while many others joined in runs across the … [Read more...] about Keep on running! How have jogging and fitness changed over the decades?
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Employment is like any other aspect of business. People are looking to trade their skills and resources to a company that can offer them meaningful compensation. Per Bylund Published 9:30 am, Friday, May 4, 2018 Photo: Nisian Hughes | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nisian Hughes | Getty Images 3 Keys to Determining Fair Wages for Your Team Members 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported that Uber and Lyft drivers made a profit of only about $8.55 an hour, many people saw that revelation as proof that the ride-hailing innovators don't pay fair wages. The study factored in fuel, insurance, maintenance and other costs to determine that 54 percent of drivers were making less than the minimum wage in their states. Perhaps … [Read more...] about 3 Keys to Determining Fair Wages for Your Team Members
February 5, 2018 - Written By Daniel Golightly Now that the Super Bowl is done and dusted, AT&T-owned DIRECTV will be jumping on the bandwagon to provide its subscribers with 4K and 4K HDR footage of this year’s 2018 Winter Olympics. The games are being held in Seoul this year and, presumably, the provider’s content will be provided via NBC. That’s following the broadcaster recently announcing that it had teamed with the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Broadcasting Services to provide distribution of coverage. However, it isn’t immediately clear how much of the event will be covered on the service, since AT&T’s announcement appears to have suggested that the provider will be offering “portions” of the games. In the meantime, what is known is that there will be a 24-hour delay to the broadcasts, rather than live coverage and that viewing will, of course, be limited to the service’s paid subscribers.For those who … [Read more...] about DIRECTV To Provide 4K HDR Olympics Coverage To Subscribers
Many people call App.net a competitor to Twitter, and on a functional level that is true, but more accurately App.net wants to be everything that Twitter can never be because of the path the company has taken. When Twitter started life, it wasn't much more than an API and a dream. The potential of the company was fairly limitless. Those of us who are eternal optimists hoped that the company would become something like the broadcast spectrum for the Internet. Imagine a product that was simple, but ultimately flexible, much like the radio spectrum used for other types of broadcast. TV signals go over a certain spectrum that is controlled, but the signals on that spectrum can carry almost anything, and the best part is that it is easily contained for consumption. Just go to a channel, and get what you want. Twitter's pathSo far, that's pretty much what you get with Twitter. The hashtags became the channels which you could tune to any topic you want. Media companies, celebrities, … [Read more...] about The App.net movement starts with an app called Hooha, but how far can it go?
In January of this year, I decided I would complete a half-marathon. I would push my body to the limit and be reborn as my best self. For months, I woke up at 6 to run before work, motivated by the promise of sweet endorphins and even-sweeter self-righteousness. But then the winter wore on, and I gained some weight, and now I’m back to 5Ks instead. In my quest to return to former glory, I redownloaded the “couch to half-marathon” app and spent $100 on a pair of New Balance shoes. I became interested in a genetic-testing kit that promised to provide the information I needed to complete 13.1 miles once and for all. Genetic testing for wellness seems like a natural choice for someone like me. I still wear my Fitbit every day two years after getting it, making me one of the few and the proud that have stuck with their device for longer than six months. I own a smart scale and a running watch; I track calories and read training forums. But the forum advice is general, … [Read more...] about I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science