April 2018

On 14 April 1929 the first ever Grand Prix of Monaco was held on the streets of Monte Carlo. The challenging course, which included many bends and two hairpins, had to be completed 100 times to complete the race.

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The history

The race was established by wealthy cigarette manufacturer Antony Noghès. Along with some friends, he had set up the Automobile Club de Monaco and the invited 16 participants raced for a prize of 100,000 French francs. The race was supported by Prince Louis II and the Monegasque driver of that time, Louis Chiron, and was cleared by Prince Pierre of Monaco, who drove the course in a Voisin car just prior to the race itself.

There were no qualifying heats and the grid positions were drawn by a ballot. Philippe Étancelin drew pole position; his main rival, Rudolf Caracciola, started 15th.

The race

The race was not …

In this day and age, it is easy to forget the sacrifice made by the Russian people in the Second World war. They suffered the most casualties of any nation involved, civilian and military, and fought also alone against the Nazi’s for many years. There tenancy and determination, along with their harsh winters, helped them turn the tide. But, it was also down to a revolutionary Tank that help shaped the future of tank design and counter the German Panzer dominance. This was the T34. If you fancy a bit of Tank Driving (not a T34 I’m afraid) then you could try https://www.armourgeddon.co.uk/tank-driving-experience.html were they can help you out.

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In 1942 the situation was extremely desperate. The Battle of Britain had meant a delay to the Nazi’s plan to invade The Islands and so the attention turned to Russia as the Axis powers needed the oil and fuel …

When I was at primary school I can clearly remember the teacher writing a short passage on the blackboard (yes, that shows how old I am) regarding cave men. It was time that we began to learn about the development of early humans. The only thing I can recall from that lesson is the following sentence “Fire was discovered by accident” I assumed that that was a real person. Somebody called accident came along and discovered fire. “Ere’ come and have a look at what old accident has discovered!” “Oh, it’s all warm, makes me feel a lot better, lets give it a hug”, “I don’t know, next thing we’ll be needing Boiler Repair Gloucester types and inventing the internet and going on to http://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-repair-gloucester/ to find them”.

Fire was a gift to our ancestors. They soon learnt of it’s benefits. It could provide warmth and a sense of community, …

In-store marketing is paramount if stores are to remain profitable yet competitive on the high street, and hitting the correct level of in store marketing is essential: too ‘in your face’ and you run the risk of putting customers off and an ill-thought-out marketing plan won’t appeal to customers when they’re making buying decisions.

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Media

Publicity is essential to build store and product profiles, so having a ‘go-to’ media contact will be helpful when promoting certain products or arranging in-store events.

Website

A creatively designed and user-friendly website can help to increase e-commerce sales and to appeal to the shopper on the go. A mobile app can provide 24/7 access to customers.

Technology

Using in store media such as a large flat-screen TV for clothing or product advertisements can pique the interest of customers. Check out https://moodmedia.co.uk/in-store-music-for-business/ for ideas.

Research/Feedback

One of the most effective ways of increasing …

Human beings can’t seem to get enough of the end of the World – whether in frighteningly realistic films such as Terminator, where the machines have finally taken over and have come to destroy us all, to the constant threat of nuclear annihilation, it seems that we all love a good worry about the world ending. Some people have already started to stockpile food in bunkers, and survival supplies, such as the Vanquest Trident 31 backpack from http://www.angloforro.co.uk/shop/new/vanquest-trident-31-backpack/ .But whereas these two scenarios seem very plausible to the majority of us, there are a few more unusual theories about the end of the world doing the rounds – here are a few, past and present end of world predictions that are a bit more unusual…

Comets – Halley’s Comet is the most famous doom-monger of the skies. It has been blamed throughout the centuries for many disastrous events that happened …