Avoid a good scare at home by leaving loose batteries in drawers

first_imgThe batteries, for example, are a great unknown when putting them in a garbage can or other. Disposing them in a container or another correctly is very important since even if you do not know, if it is not done well it can be a danger. If a metal comes into contact with the positive and negative poles of a battery, a short circuit can be generated that produces a heat level to cause a fire. This situation, even if it causes us a little fear, can make us think that this would never happen in our home … All because we are really not aware of the large number of metal objects we have at home. Keys, chargers, coins and even aluminum foil are objects that contain metal and can be a threat if we put them together with a battery.The most dangerous batteries are 9VAccording to experts, the most dangerous batteries are 9 volts. That is, those that have a rectangular shape, since their poles are located next to each other, but even the best known as AAA batteries and AA batteries can be a risk.The solution to prevent a battery from generating a fire may seem to be keeping all the batteries in one place and away from metal objects. Also, one of the best ways is to store them in their own container or cover the poles with some insulating tape, since the contact between them can also end up in a short circuit. Image: iStock In an effort to keep the environment clean, families around the world separate garbage according to their type in order to recycle them properly. There are products that are easy to recycle such as cardboard or plastic bottles, but there are others that we really don’t know where we have to place them to recycle them properly.center_img Common batteries can generate fires in contact with metalIt is better to store spent batteries in their own containerslast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Having revolutionised

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHaving revolutionised the ‘typical Maldives resort’ concept with 2014’s game-changing launch of Amilla Fushi, The Small Maldives Island Co. looks set to confound expectations once again with the opening of sister resort Finolhu in mid-2016. To celebrate the soon-to-open property, the new Resort Manager, Rochelle Kilgariff, visited Sydney and invited media guests to a sumptuous lunch at Regatta Rose Bay on Friday 12 February.Over lunch of sashimi cones and savoury cigars, Ms Kilgariff described what guests can expect at Finolhu. The new resort is set to bring a timeless sense of style to the pristine lagoons and rich waters of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, taking the form of a retro-inspired island paradise for fun-loving jetsetters.Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere that is the Baa Atoll (just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort, Amilla Fushi), Finolhu is an island experience for couples, fun-loving families and gathering of friends. There are seven villa types to choose from – over water or on the beach, one or two bedroom, with or without pool – all eclectically furnished with Marshall speakers and blue bottles of organic skin and body products from UK brand, Neal’s Yard Remedies.Collaborating once again with Island Restaurateur, Luke Mangan, Finolhu will be home to laid-back yet elegant dining options: Salt Grill is all about contemporary Australian cuisine; the Fish & Crab Shack is a relaxed nod to seaside food stalls; Baa Bar and Dining offers the simplicity of bold flavours served under the stars and accompanied by an extensive wine library; and Kanusan showcases the innovative flavours of Asian cuisines.Centred around a hub of pastel-coloured beach huts, Finolhu’s The Cove will be a stripped-back spa concept, offering a calm haven with eight chandelier-lit treatment ‘Divans’, complemented by a fitness centre, yoga pavilion and outdoor ‘jungle gym’. The island’s natural environment is the inspiration for fitness activities at The Cove, from capoeira and paddleboarding to ballet and kickboxing, while the facilities will also include a relaxation area overlooking the beach, steam/sauna, wellness areas, salon and retail pavilion.Finolhu’s Marine Hub is home to a variety of water sports and the dive centre, as well as the Oceaneers Club for tots to teens. For a go-slow beach vibe, guests can while away the days at the Baa Baa Beach Club, lazing and grazing on finger food, beers or cocktails.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more