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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Whatever the size of your operation, inventory control is a crucial part of managing a restaurant. Among other things, an accurate inventory can help you control costs and plan orders. Here is a look at the basics of effective restaurant inventory management.
What is involved in inventory management?
At a basic level, inventory management can be thought of as a stocktake. The idea is to record everything within the restaurant, in the front and back-of-house. This doesn’t just mean what’s in the fridge, freezer and stockroom. It also means cutlery and crockery, kitchenware, and other catering supplies. This process should ideally be carried out on a monthly basis. An alternative option is to maintain a running inventory, where everything that comes into and goes out of the restaurant is immediately recorded. A smaller operation might employ a simple Excel spreadsheet for this, while a larger restaurant might need …
It’s official: shelving has evolved. What was once a practical storage solution has changed over the last few years into a feature in itself. Now the way that we choose to display our books, clothing, DVDs or trinkets can make a huge different to the aesthetics of a room.
Not only this, but Ideal Home classes clever shelving as one of the top ways in which you can save space in your home – this can be particularly useful for those living in small living spaces. And best of all, many modern shelving options are light and therefore can be easily secured to a wall. This move away from bulky, heavy wooden shelving that we would nail mercilessly into our walls is also great news for homeowners, as it means that there is less recovery work when the shelving comes down.
So what types of stacking and shelving …
Ironing is up there amongst the most-hated household chores. Some of us continue to wade through piles of ironing every weekend, some of us pay someone else to do it, and others simply do not bother with it.
Whatever your personal feelings about ironing, there will inevitably be a point in your life when you just have to get on with it. Is there a simple method that you can adopt that will make the task easier without splashing out on an expensive iron? It seems that there is a very easy method to make ironing a lot easier and all you need is an iron, an ironing board and some tinfoil.
Do you know how to iron correctly?
It would seem that there is more to ironing then meets the eye and that a lot of us are simply doing it wrong. This can be a particular …
Most of us have had a poor experience from a contact centre at some point. Whether it involved having to go through long-winded, laborious menus that will supposedly get us the right person or having to repeat information numerous times to different members of staff, it can be very frustrating – but does it really need to be? Are customers’ expectations so insurmountable?
What do customers want from contact centres?
In short, they want their requirements met in a timely and professional manner, whether that’s paying a bill, asking a question or placing an order. That can’t be too difficult, can it?
Without always being conscious of it, most customers have two levels of expectations in their minds: one that would meet their expectation and one that would exceed it. Those companies that regularly exceed expectations tend to fare better than those that do not.
According to a …
With the World Cup 2018 fast approaching, sponsors Nike have revealed England’s new home kit, which is a welcome update to the one premiered in Euro 2016.
What Does It Look Like?
Nike’s latest campaign sees first team stars Raheem Sterling, Joe Gomez and Marcus Rashford sporting the new England home kit in a series of staged photos.
The traditional white shirt features a red trim which winds around the collar to form a St George’s cross at the back. The front of the shirt has a silver star sitting on top of the crest, which is bordered by blue piping, symbolising England’s only World Cup win in 1966. It is paired with blue shorts and white socks to finish the look.
There is also a slight difference in the squad number placement, with the shirt number now appearing below the crest after previously being printed in the …