Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crowd control

Crowd control is the controlling of a crowd, to prevent the outbreak of disorder and prevention of possible riot. Examples are at football matches and when a sale of goods has attracted an excess of customers or refugee control. It calls for gentler tactics than riot control.

Materials such as stanchions, crowd control barriers, fences and decals painted on the ground can be used to direct a crowd. Keeping the crowd comfortable and relaxed is also essential, so things like awnings, cooling fans (in hot weather), and entertainment are sometimes used as well.

Specific products that are used to implement line management and public guidance in high traffic areas include retractable belt systems (which incorporate a stanchion post and the retractable tape) and wall mount systems (also incorporating a retractable belt but are surface mounted). Post and rope systems are also popular, especially in banks and theaters. So far I see the ropes are usually of red velvet ropes like those commonly found in banks, theatres and shopping complexes!

Besides the above crowd control gadgets, barricades are also commonly used as objects or structures that create a barrier or obstacle to control, block passage or force the flow of traffic in the desired direction. Adopted as a military term, a barricade denotes any improvised field fortification, most notably on the city streets during urban warfare.

Pictures of the abovementioned items can be viewed here.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My very own Honey Mustard Chicken & Mash Potatoes

Todays breakfast:

1) My Very Own Creation: Honey Mustard Chicken (Inspired from Coffee Bean Menu)

2) Mash Potatoes My own Versions:

a) Mash On Mash
Homecook Plain Mash Potatoes top up with Mash potatoes & brwn sauce gravy, garnish with Lemon juice & shreds

b) Mash Potatoes with choc chip & strawberry jam

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Our Friendly Sunday

Tday is 4th July.
The weather is so friendly and cool.

My 11 yrs old twins' friend DX is back frm Melbourne for his school break.

Took them to Clearwater Sanctuary BG for swimming, some fellowship & ctching up since these classmates hv nt met for past 6 months after DX migrated to Australia.

Here are the pics of the boys having a great time together again.

May their friendship lasts forever!