Obesity in the US: State by State

2 November, 2016

Obesity in the US: State by State

 

By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (November 2016)

With the US presidential election in the news so much at the moment due to all the negative publicity around Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, I thought that for this month’s blog, I’d look at the state of each of the States in regards to obesity. Do all the states have the same rate of obesity or does it vary from one to another? If so, is it random or in clusters? So, let’s look at this in a bit more detail.

It is well known that there is a serious obesity problem in America. The US constantly comes near the to…

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Bariquins & Our Very First Exhibition: The Outcome

5 October, 2016

 

Bariquins & Our Very First Exhibition: The Outcome

 

By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (October 2016)

Well we did it. And we didn’t just survive, we made a great impact. A BIG thank you goes to my team, Carolyn, Leah and Michael, for their great work at the Emergency Services Show. This was held on 21st & 22nd September at the National Exhibition Centre (or NEC) Birmingham, England. I mustn’t forget Barry and Benny either. They were the centre of a lot of peoples’ attention.

 

Although we were a first time exhibitor, you’d be hard pressed to tell us apart from the veterans as I think we …

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Bariquins & Their Very First Exhibition

7 September, 2016

Bariquins & Their Very First Exhibition

 

By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (September 2016)

As a change from the usual stat attack, this month I’m going to give you the background into Bariquins’ preparation for our first exhibition. It’s at this month’s

Emergency Services Show

on 21st & 22nd September

at the National Exhibition Centre (or NEC) Birmingham, England.

 

If you’re going, you’ll find us at Stand P65, to the side of the area where Highways England are.

 

 

After initially booking the shell stand in, what now seems a long time ago, March, next on the list of priorities was accom…

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Cruising, Obesity and Medevacs

3 August, 2016

Cruising, Obesity and Medevacs

 

By Chris Jarratt of Bariquins (August 2016)

 

Taking a holiday on a cruise ship is becoming more popular these days. The latest figures available show that, for the UK and Ireland, passenger numbers for ocean cruises have reached new heights. They have achieved a record total of 1,789,000 passengers in 2015 (Stats available here ). And that’s passengers from our local shores. There are also plenty of cruise ships visiting the shores of Britain with tourists from abroad.

 

 

The port of Southampton alone handled over one and a half million passengers in 2014 (S…

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