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Are you getting a bit bored with your current hobby? Do you love your stamp collecting but feel you need something a bit extra- something with a bit of oomph? The needlework or knitting is enjoyable but granny's being overwhelmed with all those sweaters you keep
making for her?

How about an exciting Cheap Robert Parish Shirt , thrilling, fast paced all action hobby? Snowboarding may just be that new hobby you've always wanted to take up but never quite knew where or how to start. It is gaining in popularity with each passing year and is a very fashionable or 'hip' kind of hobby to be involved with, and is more accessible than ever before.

But what do we need to get started with this wonderful pastime? Well, first things first- get yourself on to the nearest computer and get online. Type'snowboarding' in to whatever search engine you happen to use and you will find that the internet is a goldmine of information for anything to do with snowboarding, and you will learn plenty by just surfing around different snowboarding sites and forums. This will help you understand what snowboarding really involves before you decide to take the plunge.

It can be dangerous and physically taxing, as well as being an expensive hobby to take up, so bearing all this in mind, you have to decide whether you can participate both from a physical and financial point of view.

Once you have taken the decision to try snowboarding out, the next thing you have to do is look for the appropriate equipment and clothing. Don't make the mistake of buying a top quality board to start with. Go for a cheaper version especially designed for beginners. These boards are readily available online but can also be found in a wealth of sports, ski and extreme sports shops. Ebay would be the perfect place for a beginner to pick up some cheap equipment but as always with online auction sites, make sure you buy your gear from a reputable seller with a decent amount of positive feedback. Clothing and accessories are also readily available online or in stores, and some of the things you should be looking to acquire are hats, sunglasses, thick socks, gloves, etc. Just make sure you are prepared for anything Mother Nature can possibly throw at you!

You may want to look in to the possibility of having snowboarding lessons to help you on your way. Again by checking online you should be able to come up with some local or fairly local instructors but failing that the 'yellow pages' should sort you out. You have to be
aware that lessons will vary greatly in quality and price but if you do take up lessons always listen very carefully to what you are taught, not only from a performance perspective, but more importantly, from a safety one. And don't forget the old adage that practise makes perfect. Get out there between lessons to keep improving your technique and you will see improvement. It may take a lot of hard work initially but you will definitely get there in the end and it will only help you enjoy your new hobby, or sport as it is officially known!

As we mentioned before, snowboarding can be dangerous- it is an 'extreme' sport, after all. Using a bit of common sense on the slopes and being well prepared well set you in good stead. Enjoy yourself but most of all- be safe!

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed upgrades to its motor vehicle safety standard for child-restraint systems to ensure child passengers are protected in side crashes.

The proposed upgrades would include a first-ever side impact test for car seats sold in the U.S. that are designed for children weighing up to 40 pounds (18 kilograms), said the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

"Car seats are an essential tool for keeping young children safe in vehicles and have a proven track record of saving lives," NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman said in a statement. " Today we continue to build on our extensive child seat safety program by adding side-impact crash protection for the first time. "

In the proposed test simulating a side-impact vehicle crash, car seats must demonstrate they can safely restrain a child by preventing harmful head contact with an intruding vehicle door and reducing the crash forces transmitted to the child's head and chest.

Under the proposal, car seats would be tested in a specially designed sled test that simulates a "T-bone" crash, where the front of a vehicle traveling 30 mph (50 kph) strikes the side of a small passenger vehicle traveling at 15 mph (25 kph).

The sled test is the first of its kind in the world being proposed for regulation, as it simulates both the acceleration of the struck vehicle and the vehicle door crushing toward the car seat, the NHTSA said.

In addition to using an existing 12-month-old child dummy, the proposed test will also utilize a newly developed side-impact dummy representing a 3-year-old child.

The agency estimated that the proposal would save five lives and prevent 64 injuries annually.

It proposed a 3-year timeframe for car-seat manufacturers to make any necessary changes to meet the proposed requirements upon final rule publication.

Visitors take pictures in front of a monument on Yongxing Island erected to mark the founding of Sansha city. Photo: CFP

South China's Sansha city, which administers some of the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea, including some disputed islets, is planning to expand the local tourism industry by providing more fishing and diving services, the city's mayor said.

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