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September 11, 2020

EVERTON SUBMITS AMENDMENT TO STADIUM PLANNING APPLICATION

Everton Football Club has submitted to Liverpool City Council an amendment to its planning application for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront. The amendment to the application comes after the Club revealed the design changes to supporters last month and addresses feedback from statutory consultees to

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NEW FIGURES SHOW CONSTRUCTION CONTINUING TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19: INDUSTRY COMMENT

NEW FIGURES SHOW CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONTINUING TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19 – BUT OUTPUT BELOW PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS: INDUSTRY COMMENT Commenting on the new construction output figures published by the ONS today which show a third successive month of growth,Clive Docwra, Managing Director of leading construction consulting and design agency McBains, said: “Today’s figures will be welcomed by

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Construction of new £4.85m Withernsea school building begins

Work has started on a new £4.85m, two-storey early years and infant building at Withernsea Primary School in Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire. The project will involve the construction of 11 new classrooms, a hall, studio, kitchen with servery, offices and staff facilities, covering 1,635 square feet of gross internal

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Allerton Manor Investment Approved

Allerton Manor Investment Approved

A £15 million investment lined up for Allerton Manor has been approved, which includes a purpose-built golf pavilion and club house comprising a golf shop, changing rooms and locker rooms, as well as an indoor practice putting area. An adventure golf course is also lined up, as is the restoration

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YORK BUSINESS PARK DEVELOPMENT COMPLETES

Evans Property Group has completed work on a £1.4 million, three-unit industrial scheme at York Business Park. The property investor and developer has appointed Savills as joint agent with Flanagan James to launch the units to market. Evans has had interests in York Business Park for some 30 years for

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Five questions to ask before buying a face screen

Centurion, the trusted PPE manufacturer is encouraging anyone buying face screens, also being marketed as visors, cough guards, face guards and sneeze protection, to ask five questions first.   What is the optical rating? To keep frontline workers protected when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the production of lower quality single use

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5 Signs 2020 Is Set to be the Year of Mobile Gaming

Throughout 2020, the gaming industry has seen a wave of new, innovative and groundbreaking releases, both in terms of new gaming titles, and better platforms for enhances gameplay. A few things, however, have remained the same, with one of the most notable being that mobile gaming continues to steal the

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Enjoying Sports as a Responsible Hobby

Sports can be one of the most enjoyable hobbies that you’ll ever indulge in. With countless different sporting activities to pick from and enjoy with friends and family members, there’s no doubt that it can become a lifelong hobby. Perhaps you’re not feeling too keen on the NHL one day

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September 11, 2020

EVERTON SUBMITS AMENDMENT TO STADIUM PLANNING APPLICATION

Everton Football Club has submitted to Liverpool City Council an amendment to its planning application for a new 52,888-capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on Liverpool’s waterfront. The amendment to the application comes after the Club revealed the design changes to supporters last month and addresses feedback from statutory consultees to the original planning application submitted in December 2019. Everton’s plans for the stadium, which will sit within Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters site and forms part of the city’s newly launched North Shore vision, would have a transformational impact on North Liverpool. A new stadium and a legacy project at Goodison Park will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the city’s semi-derelict northern docklands, contributing a £1bn boost to the region’s economy, creating up to 15,000 jobs and attracting 1.5m visitors to the city each year. The most visual of the design improvements is around the West Stand (the stand facing the River Mersey) with the introduction of a new stepped plaza and the removal of the multi-storey car park. The changes will return symmetry to the building and will provide river views for supporters in the West Stand as well as creating an exciting new stepped terrace public space within an area of the World Heritage Site  which is currently inaccessible to the local community and visitors alike. The stepped terrace will also provide a new covered area to protect supporters entering the West Stand turnstiles and lounge entrances from any inclement weather. The solar panels originally proposed for the West Quay have been be relocated to the stadium roof, freeing up and decluttering the area for non-matchday use and providing parking for some of the Club’s disabled supporters.   The brick façade of the stadium has been simplified to make the tribute to the Archibald Leitch lattice work, that is so synonymous with Goodison Park, more obvious while the overall height of the stadium has been reduced so that it is defined as a ‘mid-rise’ building in line with Liverpool City Council’s World Heritage Site Supplementary Planning Document.  Colin Chong, Everton Stadium Development Director said: “We have further enhanced one of the most exciting development projects in the country. By working closely with Liverpool City Council and all our key stakeholders we have refined our plans to ensure a better connection between the stadium and the River. The public stepped plaza will become a high-quality start and end to the planned river walk and a destination benefitting the local community as well as visitors to the city on non-matchdays.  “This will be a transformational development for not just North Liverpool but for the Northern Powerhouse. If we are granted planning approval, this will be a world class football stadium in an iconic location and a key part of the city, city region, and the UK’s post-covid-19 recovery plan.  “We have invested an enormous amount of resource and effort in creating a design that not only respects and looks at home in a dockland setting but will also restore and preserve the historic features of Bramley-Moore Dock and, importantly, open a currently inaccessible site to the public. Bramley-Moore Dock’s location within Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area has been fundamental to how the project has been designed and planned. Working closely with Liverpool City Council, Historic England as well as other heritage bodies, the stadium has been designed to respect and preserve the heritage of the area, while bringing a long-standing semi-derelict dockland site back into productive use. A water channel would be maintained to the west of the stadium to ensure the visual continuity of the dock system – a key feature of the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site – with the historic dock wall on the western side of the channel exposed. The site’s Grade II Listed Hydraulic Tower would be restored to create a unique visitor attraction, attracting tourists on non-matchdays, and a range of Bramley-Moore Dock’s historic features, including capstans, mooring posts and old railway tracks, will be retained and restored within a high-quality public realm area. The planning milestone follows a series of comprehensive public, fan and stakeholder engagement which has highlighted the overwhelming support for the proposals from local politicians, local residents, the business and third sector community as well as the more than 60,000 people who took part in two public consultations – regarded as one of the biggest commercial consultations to have ever taken place in the Liverpool City Region. The next step is for Liverpool City Council to review and process the amended planning application before starting their formal public consultation period. Led by the Council, the public consultation is a legal requirement that is anticipated to last 28 days and offers the public an opportunity to comment on the Club’s amended planning application. Due to the size of the application Liverpool City Council may need to convene a special planning committee meeting towards the end of the year to make its determination. Subject to planning approval as well as the finalising of funding, the Club hopes that work could commence on-site early in 2021. Everton, being advised by the CBRE UK Planning & Development team, has worked closely with the Liverpool Planning Authority and Historic England to shape the application and ensure the required detail is included to enable the proposals to be appropriately considered. To be kept up to date with activity on the project, please visit the campaign website www.peoples-project.co.uk or follow The People’s Project social media channels.

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NEW FIGURES SHOW CONSTRUCTION CONTINUING TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19: INDUSTRY COMMENT

NEW FIGURES SHOW CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONTINUING TO RECOVER FROM COVID-19 – BUT OUTPUT BELOW PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS: INDUSTRY COMMENT Commenting on the new construction output figures published by the ONS today which show a third successive month of growth,Clive Docwra, Managing Director of leading construction consulting and design agency McBains, said: “Today’s figures will be welcomed by the construction sector as a sign of its continuing recovery, but in reality they need to be viewed in the context of an industry that experienced a record 40% drop in output at the height of the lockdown. “Construction is still a long way from being out of the woods and the upturn is extremely fragile, reflected by the fact the figures show that new work decreased by 9.7% in the three months to July 2020, with private new housing work alone falling by 17.0%. “The big concern for the industry is if there’s a second spike and a further lockdown. The government needs to do all it can to ensure the sector maintains its recovery. “On top of this, of course, a potential no deal at the end of the Brexit transition period is making investors nervous about committing to new projects.  The Prime Minister may want the industry to ‘build, build, build’ but that’s difficult when many investors are saying ‘wait, wait, wait’ and holding off embarking on new developments until there’s greater clarity.”

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Construction of new £4.85m Withernsea school building begins

Work has started on a new £4.85m, two-storey early years and infant building at Withernsea Primary School in Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire. The project will involve the construction of 11 new classrooms, a hall, studio, kitchen with servery, offices and staff facilities, covering 1,635 square feet of gross internal floor area. An official ground-breaking ceremony took place on land adjacent to the site to mark the start of construction.  The scheme, which is being delivered by Henry Boot Construction, will retain the school’s original Victorian schoolhouse – a heritage asset – which will be retained for further educational use. The project will also involve the demolition of the school’s existing South Building, with pupils remaining in the existing school facilities for the start of the 2020/21 academic year until the work is completed. In addition to the new block, the school’s existing playgrounds will be retained and enhanced, with the site’s existing car park also extended.  The project is the second scheme Henry Boot Construction has undertaken as part of the Department for Education’s £4.4billion Priority School Building Programme (PSBP). Tony Shaw, Operations Director at Henry Boot Construction, said: “This project is hugely significant for Withernsea Primary School and its surrounding catchment areas and is one we’re extremely proud to be delivering. “We have worked closely with the Department for Education during the planning process in order to create a new, sustainable, modern environment which will become a vital part of thousands of pupils’ education.” Withernsea Primary School Headteacher, Angela Harper, said: “Construction starting of the new building here at Withernsea is a landmark moment in our recent history. “It’s taken a good deal of planning and time to get to this point and we can’t wait for the new building to be completed. I look forward to welcoming the youngest school age children from Withernsea into brand new, purpose-built facilities which they deserve.” Withernsea Academy Trust is part of the Hull Collaborative Academy Trust (HCAT), which was formed by four primary school heads who had a passion for School Improvement in 2013. The Academy Trust has now grown to 14 Primary Schools and one Secondary. HCAT CEO Estelle Macdonald OBE said: “It is fantastic that the Children of Withernsea will be able to learn in a brand-new, high-quality educational environment and we look forward to the day we can welcome the first pupils in next year.” For more information on Withernsea Primary School, visit https://withernseaprimary.co.uk/news/.  For more information on Henry Boot Construction visit https://www.henrybootconstruction.co.uk and for more on the Department for Education’s Priority School Building Programme, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/priority-school-building-programme-psbp. 

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Castlehouse Construction Completes Phase 1 of Treadmills regeneration project in Northallerton

Leeds-based contractor Castlehouse Construction has completed Phase 1 of the Treadmills regeneration development at the former Northallerton Prison site.   The company has handed over three retail units, one of which will be occupied by supermarket group Lidl – the retail anchor for the £17m scheme. The second unit will be occupied by frozen food specialist Iceland and the third 1,300 sq ft unit is available for occupation.   A car park on the south side of the site has also been delivered. Driven forward by the Central Northallerton Development Company Ltd (CNDCL), a joint venture between Hambleton District Council and leading Yorkshire developer Wykeland Group, the scheme will cement a new future for the old Grade II listed prison buildings by transforming the major landmark into an exciting, new mixed-use destination incorporating retail, leisure and office space. Despite a challenging climate with the pandemic, Castlehouse carried out all construction work on site with extensive and stringent safety measures in place, complying fully with Government and construction industry guidelines introduced in response to Covid-19. Castlehouse is currently on site fitting out the Lidl store, closely followed by Iceland, with both stores earmarked to open their doors to the public this autumn. The northern part of the site, including five Grade II listed Victorian former prison blocks, forms part of the second phase of the development which is well underway by a local contractor and involves external restoration and extensive internal redevelopment of four of the five buildings.  The final building, the tenement block, will be converted at a later stage.    The former main cell block and the female wing will house the 7,000 sq ft Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) Northallerton, a new community of tech specialists, building on the Hull-based C4DI digital hub’s success. Richard Lumley, Chairman of Castlehouse Construction said: “We are delighted to hand over Phase 1 of this exciting regeneration development in spite of a challenging backdrop.   We are extremely proud of the team who worked diligently to deliver a key part of the scheme, providing the Hambleton and wider community with some great retail names as part of the development’s strategic vision.” Leader of Hambleton District Council, Councillor Mark Robson said: “This handover marks the first step in Hambleton’s ambitious plans to regenerate the former prison site – having Lidl and Iceland opening up before Christmas will be a huge economic boost for Northallerton’s High Street and contribute to our vision to make our market town’s vibrant. “In 2021 we will see C4Di open in one of the listed buildings on the site and that will bring in businesses to the town.  It is a very exciting time for Northallerton and Hambleton district.” Jonathan Stubbs, Wykeland Development Director and a CNDCL Board member, said: “The completion of construction on phase one of Treadmills is a major milestone in the delivery of this exciting regeneration project and we’re now looking forward to the opening of the Lidl and Iceland stores. “This is one of many developments we are moving forward across the region to deliver new investment and jobs that are vital to the post-Covid economic recovery.”

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Building re-occupation should drive focus on emergency lighting – says Abtec BT on 1st anniversary of ARGOHub launch

Twelve months on from the launch of a ground-breaking emergency lighting software technology, Abtec Building Technologies (Abtec BT) says it is now as important as ever for building managers and operators to focus on building safety. ARGOHub, a software as a service (SaaS) offering, was launched by Abtec BT last Autumn after five years in development in response to an urgent market need for secure, robust emergency lighting reporting solutions. With post-Grenfell legislative changes continuing to hit the headlines, the subject of building safety – and buildings which fail to keep occupants safe – remains headline news. Most recently, residents raised concerns about the safety of homes in Brooke House, Basildon, where emergency lighting did not work; the leader of Basildon Council said he would “do what he could” to help residents find new homes if they wanted to move.* In the commercial sector, with more people returning to their place of work, Abtec BT believes even greater work is needed to shine a spotlight on the ways in which building users can be assured of safety at all times. Dave Watkins, Director of Abtec Building Technologies, comments: “Building safety continues to need the full attention of our industry – and there must be a ‘no compromises’ approach from building owners and managers. Emergency lighting is about more than the luminaires, and building managers and operators must be sure they can control, monitor and test their emergency lighting systems with ease and confidence. Yet too many buildings reman ill-equipped with outdated systems and testing practices. This means they cannot be relied upon in the event of an incident. “With the recently launched Draft Building Safety Bill, those with responsibility must take a good look at their existing system and ask themselves whether they it is truly fit for purpose. We know from experience that integrating technology such as ARGOHub into building management systems will enhance overall building safety and bring peace of mind to building owners, operators and users everywhere.” Technology solution Launched September last year, lARGOHub allows building managers to maintain a close watch on system performance and respond quickly to actual or potential faults. For clients with multiple sites, ARGOHub can be integrated with Google Maps to provide location-based monitoring worldwide. Fully supportive of the current industry standards, ARGOHub can be tested in accordance with BS EN 50172:2004/BS 5266-1:2016, which specify the minimum provision and testing of emergency lighting for different premises. For more information visit www.argohub.com.

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Allerton Manor Investment Approved

Allerton Manor Investment Approved

A £15 million investment lined up for Allerton Manor has been approved, which includes a purpose-built golf pavilion and club house comprising a golf shop, changing rooms and locker rooms, as well as an indoor practice putting area. An adventure golf course is also lined up, as is the restoration and conversion of the grade II-listed Allerton Manor, which is considered to be “seriously dilapidated and at risk”, to create a 31-bed boutique hotel, spa and function space. “I’d like to thank the professional and supportive approach we have had from the planners, and the constructive dialogue with local ward councillors,” said Green Circle property director Craig Coley. “By working together, we have been able to bring forward an exciting plan that will create a fantastic amenity for the city, whilst preserving Allerton Manor’s unique heritage and landscape.” The main aspect of the application is reconfiguring the existing nine and 18-hole courses to create a par 72 championship site with a new driving range. For this project, up to 150 jobs could be created. The plans have been developed by Liverpool Council’s operating partner, Green Circle, and will be funded entirely by private investment.

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YORK BUSINESS PARK DEVELOPMENT COMPLETES

Evans Property Group has completed work on a £1.4 million, three-unit industrial scheme at York Business Park. The property investor and developer has appointed Savills as joint agent with Flanagan James to launch the units to market. Evans has had interests in York Business Park for some 30 years for Evans Easy Space and Evans Business Living and this latest venture is set to address the well documented regional shortages of high-quality industrial/warehouse accommodation. CBM Construction has completed work on three self-contained units of 4,225 sq ft, 3,650 sq ft and 3,250 sq ft with integral offices, secure parking and fenced yard areas. The total development value for the scheme is £1.4 million. Evans has also secured planning consent for a fourth unit of 5,250 sq ft which is being marketed by the agency team on a pre-let basis and can be delivered in 9 months to suit occupier requirements. Located on Great North Way, the main estate road within the established York Business Park, the units are just 3 miles from York City Centre and front onto the York outer ring road and the A64. York Business Park has a range of leisure amenities for occupiers to benefit from. Richard Bean, Senior Asset Manager for Evans Property Group, said; “Work has been completed on time on this exciting new addition to York Business Park. Demand for industrial and warehousing accommodation of this size remains strong and we are pleased to have added to the pipeline for occupiers seeking quality space in an established, successful location. We are proud to be further contributing to the long-term regeneration of York Business Park and look forward to welcoming new occupiers in due course.” Tom Asher, Director at Savills, continued; “Savills are delighted to be appointed by Evans Property Group as joint letting agents working alongside Flanagan James. The units are extremely well specified and provide some much-needed light industrial units to the York area. The industrial property market has been buoyant in the first half of 2020 with record levels of take-up in Yorkshire, despite the Covid 19 outbreak. We are already receiving good levels of interest from local and national occupiers and anticipate the units will be let within a short timeframe.”

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Five questions to ask before buying a face screen

Centurion, the trusted PPE manufacturer is encouraging anyone buying face screens, also being marketed as visors, cough guards, face guards and sneeze protection, to ask five questions first.   What is the optical rating? To keep frontline workers protected when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the production of lower quality single use face screens was fast tracked. These met the immediate goal of reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 by providing an effective barrier to the eyes, nose, and mouth but they weren’t tested to the complete EN166 standard. Consequently, many of these face screens don’t provide the optical clarity that could usually be expected from an EN166 face screen and anyone wearing one all day is at risk of visual side effects such as eye strain – this effect may increase if you wear spectacles. This issue can be avoided by choosing a face screen with Class 1 EN166 certification such as the Classic Browguard System from Centurion. Anti-fog options are also available. Is it flexible?  A common complaint among disposable face screen users is they can’t be easily adjusted or flipped up to consider a change of working position. While one of the benefits of face screens is that users don’t need to take them off to communicate clearly it is still useful to have built in flexibility. The Classic Browguard System  from Centurion, for example, has a flip-up face screen and flexible headband to ensure a personalised fit.     Is it comfortable?  Anyone who has to wear PPE for extended periods will tell you comfort is key. When choosing a face screen consider what features are included that improve comfort levels which will encourage workers to put the screen on and keep it on. For example, as well as featuring a flexible headband, the Centurion Classic Browguard System features a fabric sweatband and dual strap system to ensure maximum comfort and enhance its personalised fit. Meanwhile the ConceptAir Helmet and Flip Up Visor Kit combines Centurion’s comfortable visor design with one of the lightest helmets on the market to ensure feel-good comfort even for extended periods of use.  Does it feature impact protection?  A serious issue associated with lower quality face screens is that users may assume they have impact protection when they don’t. If you need impact protection, such as for undertaking grinding in industrial applications, choose EN166 compliant face screens which have grade B impact rating such as Centurion’s Classic Browguard System and the ConceptAir Helmet and Flip Up Visor Kit. These systems are also compatible with other PPE making it easier to ensure users stay fully protected.   What are its environmental credentials? Single use face screens met an immediate need for front line workers but in the longer term they are bad news for the environment and your wallet. Reusable versions such as Centurion’s Classic Browguard System are easy to clean and last much longer making them far more economical and environmentally sound. Medical experts believe reusable materials pose no additional risk if they are routinely sanitised. Here’s some advice on how to keep your face screen clean. And finally, it’s important to remember that face screens are not mask replacements, but they can provide an added layer of protection against aerosol spread. A face screen can serve as a physical barrier to the particles you emanate when you breathe, and as a physical barrier to particles hitting you when someone coughs or sneezes. It protects not only the mouth and nose area but also the eyes, giving you a more complete physical barrier than a face mask. Face screens also prevent the wearer from touching much if not all of their face. The use of a face screen is also a reminder to maintain social distancing but allows visibility of facial expressions and lip movements for speech perception.  Centurion has a range of EN166 face screens available on a five day dispatch. Contact Centurion today to find out more.

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5 Signs 2020 Is Set to be the Year of Mobile Gaming

Throughout 2020, the gaming industry has seen a wave of new, innovative and groundbreaking releases, both in terms of new gaming titles, and better platforms for enhances gameplay. A few things, however, have remained the same, with one of the most notable being that mobile gaming continues to steal the show within the industry. With billions of users worldwide, and a staggering variety of titles from which users can cherry pick their favourites, and amass their own affordable and easy-portable libraries, tech firms and game developers alike are now investing more than ever into enhancing the mobile user’s experience, and solidifying the devices’ status as one of the greatest platforms on the market. Read more about some of the most significant signs that 2020 is on track to represent a significant year for the growth and continued popularity of mobile gaming. 1. Big Name Developers are Focusing on it More than Ever Given how central our mobile devices are to our everyday lives, it stands to reason that the biggest names in the gaming industry will be constantly seeking out new ways to bring the wider world of gaming to our fingertips – wherever we are, and whenever we want to play. Take, for instance, the wide variety of online slots at mansioncasino.com/nz, which have now been optimised – along with all of Manion’s browser games – to translate seamlessly onto a mobile gaming experience. This same move is reflected in the latest releases from console developers. Xbox’s latest project seeks to make all titles transferrable from console to mobile, in order to ensure that gamers never need to skip a beat when they are away from their set-ups. 2. It is Already Dominating the Global Gaming Industry Gaming represents an industry worth well over $150 billion, and mobile gaming has long been taking a significant slice of that revenue. By the close of 2019, for instance, $68.5 billion stemmed from the mobile gamer market alone, which accounts for more than 45% of the wider industry’s value. There are, of course, many factors that give mobile gaming an edge over other platforms. The versatility, ubiquity, and portability of the devices means that the vast majority of us have access to these games, and the lower (or non-existent) costs of app installations mean that, in spending less on each purchase, we are spending more over time. 3. Smartphone Companies are Improving New Phone’s Capabilities Just last week, MediaTek announced their latest chip designed specifically to enhance mobile gameplay, and dramatically improve upon the limitations of the small screen. Similarly, some of the latest releases – including the Samsung Galaxy Fold – feature advanced technology and higher ram. Most notably, however, it offers a larger screen on which to enjoy enhanced graphics, and to create a more immersive level of gameplay. The same can be said for smartphone companies across the board, as the competition for increasingly discerning customers grows more and more fierce with each passing year. Consider the fact that the average Brit will spend 120 hours each and every year on their smartphone; that, coupled with the knowledge that gaming comprises one third of all app downloads demonstrates just how lucrative the world of gaming is to phone developers. There are still a few months left of 2020, and yet we are already able to see a number of marked strides forward for mobile gaming. These are just a few of the ways in which mobile gaming is preparing to maintain its position as a leading force within the gaming industry, and time will tell how far it is able to go.

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Enjoying Sports as a Responsible Hobby

Sports can be one of the most enjoyable hobbies that you’ll ever indulge in. With countless different sporting activities to pick from and enjoy with friends and family members, there’s no doubt that it can become a lifelong hobby. Perhaps you’re not feeling too keen on the NHL one day so you decide to check out the latest soccer game or NBA. Maybe you’d like to explore extreme sports such as skateboarding and snowboarding, or perhaps you want to jump on the latest eSports gaming craze. Whatever you enjoy, sports offers a huge amount of variety. However, you also need to enjoy it responsibly because it can easily consume all of your time and money if you’re not careful. Be safe when participating in sports Even if you’re not doing something like skateboarding or snowboarding, it’s essential that you practice safety when engaging in sports. This means you should wear the right safety equipment, ensure that the area you play in is safe, and also make sure that you’re playing with people who aren’t going to be extremely rough and tackle you aggressively. Make sure you stay safe when enjoying sports so that you don’t injure yourself, and practice preventative measures to keep your body in good condition whenever you play. Having fun with fantasy teams and gaming There are a lot of gaming options when it comes to sports. Whether it’s placing a little bet on your favourite team for the thrill, enjoying a sports video game or even playing a fantasy league, there are lots of options for you to pick from. However, it’s important to enjoy this responsibly so that you don’t overdo it. For example, you should refer to websites like BetMGM if you’re going to play in fantasy leagues so that you can get a good idea of the best players and teams to pick. This will help advise you and give you a better understanding of how power rankings work. Similarly, you could remember that video games are a hobby to be enjoyed. Nowadays, you can often spend a lot of money creating fantasy teams in the latest FIFA, NBA and NHL games. While it can make you happy to get your favourite player, you should remember that the chances of getting them are incredibly low and that you should only spend disposable income on those games. Watching sports in moderation With so many different sports on television every day, it can often feel overwhelming to keep up with everything that’s going on. The way people watch sports is changing and switching to a mobile-dominated world, meaning that most people keep up with highlights and the latest news on their phone. Since all you need to do is unlock your smartphone and flick through, it can easily consume your time if you follow multiple sports. As such, we highly recommend that you moderate your sports viewing so that you don’t overdo it. Try and keep an eye on how much screen time you have and don’t hesitate to restrict yourself if you find that you spend way too much time watching sports.

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