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Perks of volunteering, some live rugby at last @dmp_sharks 🏉

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Reasons why kids, even at a young age, should have their own google account 🤔#TaintedRecommendations

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Back on the water, this time with Little Miss – calm as a lake until the water skiers arrived! 🛶

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Busy week 🏃‍♂️ 🚴 🛶 – sleep tomorrow 😴

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Hamsterley Blue MTB Trail

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Finally got out on the river with the oik #kayak #tees

MyFitnessPal latest web service to suffer a data breach

From MyFitnessPal

What Happened?

On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.

What Information Was Involved?

The affected information included usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords – the majority with the hashing function called bcrypt used to secure passwords.

Just my perception or are the bad guys winning with frequency of these breaches, and some high profile companies that we trust and think should be able to defend better against this sort of thing?

Am off to change some passwords😕

Cold ❄️☃️

Don’t mess with your noggin

Today saw a perfect example why we don’t dick about with head injuries in rugby.

A fairly innocuous head to grass bounce, a little dazed, back on their feet “I’m fine go the calls from player, team mates and coaches” all full of ego (in the men’s game at least) and they crack on. Except today was a ladies game, the physio was straight on, accepted what I’d seen and player didn’t protest much and went off – the correct outcome.

20 minutes later, match now over, she got up from the subs bench to walk back to the clubhouse, 5 minutes after that she was unconscious on the pitch and fitting with an ambulance en route, a very serious, and scary incident – now just imagine if she’d played on and took another knock?

Kids, Ladies, Adults – doesn’t matter, if you suspect anything then get them off, go through the RTP, and watch for symptoms.

PS: This post is in the present tense but have delayed posting it until I’ve heard back from the team in question to be sure on the outcome, which am glad to announce was an overnight stay and she was back home by Monday 👍

Thank you – the only words as a parent you should say to the coach? – more thoughts

I shared this earlier in the week, but thought I’d give this a little more reflection. At the end of the day in the majority of cases the coaches are unpaid volunteers, these are just people that want to help.

What this doesn’t mean is they are the best at the role, and quite often they are the only ones who will take it on.  First ones there, last ones to leave, giving up more time and personal costs for coaching courses, first aid courses, red tape courses – all trying to be the best they can be,  even if they aren’t the best (and most of us never claim to be).

I’m lucky that I have a team of volunteers to share my workload, all as enthusiastic as me, and pretty much have a good balance of skills and abilities between us to cover all that we need – so the kids win, but some groups are not as lucky.

So yes, please say thank you, or better yet say thank you, and ask if we need any help, and do what you can too – and to my co-coaches ‘Thank You’

Source: Thank you – the only words as a parent you should say to the coach? – Working with Parents in Sport