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01/07/2015

Julie James AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, visited RNIB’s head office in Cardiff today to officially launch the Online Today service in Wales. Online Today is a Lottery funded UK-wide project that will support blind and partially sighted people to get online.   A team of digital inclusion officers and volunteers are working with people with sight loss, or who are deaf or hard of hearing, to help them gain confidence in using digital technology in everyday life….

01/07/2015

Care chief says the new legislation is “utter madness” A number of nursing homes in Cardiff could be forced to close because of new UK Government rules, a social care chief has warned. The controversial legislation will force non-European workers to return home if they are not earning at least £35,000 after six years – and that will include well-qualified nurses working in social care. According to Care Forum Wales, the body that represents the independent social care sector in…

01/07/2015

  Aseptika Ltd announces the latest release of its Activ8rlives App for Health Monitoring and Food Diary version 3.2. This latest addition allows users to record data from Activ8rlives’ growing range of consumer-focused health monitors and store these data in both the Activ8rlives web-servers and Apple’s Health App (HealthKit) on iPhones to share with data from other health-related Apps.   Health information that can be collected as standard by Activ8rlives and shared with Apple Health includes: Steps, weight, BMI, body…

26/06/2015

Its true what they say, ‘it’s not all about winning’….however, it certainly does give you a boost (!) especially when the prize is as baa-rilliant as this one! I was lucky enough to win the new ‘Shaun the Sheep movie’ through Cardiff Times Facebook competitions! And it’s safe to say, it caused quite a few excited bleetings in our household! As did the accompanying ‘bag’ (which despite being nearly 30 myself, i did consider trying on, but decided better of…

25/06/2015

Another triumph for Cardiff’s Highway Mix A skittles team who have just crowned a successful year in the Roath Winter League with a victory in a major inter county tournament in Weston Super Mare. The team, who play out of Roath Social and Sports Club, found themselves facing formidable opposition from all over Wales and England. But experience paid off as the Highway Mix A team made it through to the last 12.  Again they held their nerve and won…

25/06/2015

So it wasn’t a fluke then.  Cardiff’s Rumney Rebels have claimed a second consecutive victory in a major inter county skittles competition beating off opposition from Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset and Wales. Forty four teams converged on Sand Bay at Weston Super Mare for the tournament staged by Serious About Skittles who also organise the Butcombe British Skittles Championships. The Rumney Rebels won their group, going through to the final round where ten teams were poised for battle.  It was a…

25/06/2015

Cardiff residents are being given to chance to share what they love – and loathe – about cycling in the Welsh capital as part of an innovative project inspired by Danish towns and cities.   Bike Life sees transport charity Sustrans work with the city of Cardiff to learn more about how and why people ride their bikes in the city, and what more needs to be done to make cycling the norm for everyday shorter journeys.   On Tuesday…

25/06/2015

EYE OPENER – BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT SEMI FINALIST URGES LOCALS TO PRACTISE SAFE SUN THIS SUMMER Welsh seven times over the safe UV limit for eyes during summer months   Nathan Wyburn posed with giant eye mascots The Protectors in Cardiff today (30 June), as a new survey reveals people in Wales expose their unprotected eyes to dangerous levels of UV light during the summer months.   The Think About Your Eyes campaign found that Welsh people are exposing themselves…

25/06/2015

EYE OPENER – BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT SEMI FINALIST URGES LOCALS TO PRACTISE SAFE SUN THIS SUMMER Welsh seven times over the safe UV limit for eyes during summer months Photocall opportunity What: Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Nathan Wyburn poses with giant eye mascots The Protectors to highlight risks of UV light this summer. Where: Outside Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay When: Tuesday 30 June between 11-11.30am Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Nathan Wyburn will pose with giant eye mascots The Protectors…

25/06/2015

Hasbro have announced the launch of the Monopoly World Championships, with regional heats set to take place across the UK and Ireland. On Saturday 27th June, a specially designed double-decker bus, fitted with ten Monopoly tables, will be visiting Cardiff Celtic Manor to find the world’s best Monopoly player!   Fans can register using www.monopolychampionships.co.uk for a chance to compete for a spot in the UK and Ireland final at The View From the Shard, with the winner travelling to…