Category Sports-Recreation-Leisure

2015 Minor League Markets: The rankings

2015 Minor League Markets: The rankings Source: Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal This is the sixth time SportsBusiness Journal has produced this ranking of the nation’s Top Minor League Markets, the first coming in 2005 and then every other year since. This year’s project included a review of the following: • 229 markets (212 […]

Which baseball teams are getting the most bang for their bucks?

Which baseball teams are getting the most bang for their bucks? Source: Philadelphia Business Journal In Major League Baseball — the only major professional sports league without a salary cap — spending big bucks on players doesn’t always translate to wins. … The Philadelphia Business Journal devised a simple formula to determine the return teams […]

2014 Recreational Boating Statistics

2014 Recreational Boating Statistics (PDF) Source: U.S. Coast Guard In 2014, the Coast Guard counted 4,064 accidents that involved 610 deaths, 2,678 injuries and approximately $39 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.

American Time Use Survey – Annual 2014

American Time Use Survey – Annual 2014 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics In 2014, on days they worked, 23 percent of employed persons did some or all of their work at home, and 85 percent did some or all of their work at their workplace, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In 2003, […]

Outbreaks of Illness Associated with Recreational Water — United States, 2011–2012

Outbreaks of Illness Associated with Recreational Water — United States, 2011–2012 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Outbreaks of illness associated with recreational water use result from exposure to chemicals or infectious pathogens in recreational water venues that are treated (e.g., pools and hot tubs or spas) or untreated (e.g., lakes and oceans). For […]

Update: Accidental drownings, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014

Update: Accidental drownings, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014 (PDF) Source: Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (Medical Surveillance Monthly Report) Service members are at risk for unintentional drownings during training, occupational activities, and off -duty recreation. During 2005–2014, there were 1,193 incident episodes of accidental drowning with a rate of 8.4 per 100,000 person-years. Approximately […]

Facts for Features: The Fourth of July 2015

Facts for Features: The Fourth of July 2015 Source: U.S. Census Bureau On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts […]