News: Safety

ASTM International revises key amusement rides standard

ASTM International’s amusement rides and devices committee (F24) is revising one of its key standards to include a new section requiring owner/operators to have a documented record…

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May 13, 2021 Attractions / Education / Safety /

 
 

AFC Cup matches scheduled for Maldives hub postponed ‘until further notice’

The Asian Football Confederation has indefinitely postponed AFC Cup group matches set to take place in the Maldives after a new wave of COVID-19 cases across the continent. The AFC said…

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May 11, 2021 Safety / Sport / Venues / Wellness /

 
 

Gyms close in Singapore to manage resurgence of COVID-19

Along with imposing a 21-day quarantine on most inbound travellers, Singapore is closing gyms and fitness centres in response to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. The news of a resurgence in…

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May 5, 2021 Fitness / Safety / Wellness /

 
 

Peloton recalls treadmills in the US and UK after child’s death

Exercise media company Peloton has announced that it is recalling over 100,000 of its treadmills in the USA and UK following their alleged link to the death of a six-year-old child. The…

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May 5, 2021 Fitness / Legal / Retail / Safety /

 
 

Player Coronavirus infections sees suspension of Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended after an increase in COVID-19 cases among players. In a statement, the IPL said it had "unanimously decided" to postpone the…

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May 4, 2021 Safety / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Hong Kong Rugby Union ‘confident’ that 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series will run with capacity crowds

Hong Kong Rugby Union Chief Executive Robbie McRobbie is confident that the Hong Kong edition of 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series tournament will go ahead with full-capacity crowds, despite…

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May 1, 2021 Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /

 
 

United Nations passes first ever Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention

The United Nations has this week passed its first ever Resolution on Global Drowning Prevention during the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. Brought to the United Nations by Ireland…

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Apr 30, 2021 Aquatics / Education / Safety /

 
 

Indian Premier League continues despite massive rise in COVID deaths

The Indian Premier League, usually the most-attended cricket league in the world, is continuing to be played in empty stadia despite the massive surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths across…

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Apr 30, 2021 ByNigel Benton Safety / Sport / Venues /

 
 

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