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Interesting facts about the world of television

Posted on: May 11, 2020

Televisions are a staple in any household with many homes having more than one television set. Families often sit down together to watch their favourite programs – as long as their aerial is in full working order that is. A TV Aerial Installation Cardiff such as https://www.onevisionltd.co.uk/tv-aerial-installation-cardiff can have your watching the latest episode in crystal clear clarity in no time at all. Image Credit   Here are some interesting facts about the world of…

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All the best Greeks love a bit of Marble

Posted on: May 11, 2020

As they established themselves the states of ancient Greece decided it might be nice to decorate the place up a bit. As with pretty much all early human civilisations once they’d got the food, water and security element sorted out they suddenly had time to think about things a bit more. For many this gave them the chance to come up with science, philosophy, democracy, medicine and also a bit of art. In fact quite…

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Time to protect your home from intruders

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Security in the home is an essential part of life in the modern era. Not only does it give you the sense of security and well being that your home is protected it also can have a direct effect on your insurance premium with the possibility of lowering it. What steps can you take to see about improving the home? A visit to a Locksmith in Dublin is a really good idea to start. Image…

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The 1970’s were a disaster for Mens fashion

Posted on: May 7, 2020

It might be a rather bold statement but it is certainly true that the decade is not viewed with great fondness in terms of what men could wear. Off the back of the influential 1960’s the 1970’s initially  seemed to be an era of promise for male fashion. Maybe all the excesses had been purged and we could have something like the chic dignity of some Farah Shirts like those available from https://www.ejmenswear.com/men/farah. This was…

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 Animals that adapt and change colour to suit their environment

Posted on: May 6, 2020

If asked to name at least one animal that can change colour and adapt to their habitat and environment most people would be able to say a Chameleon.  How about a Mimic or Cyanea Octopus, a Pacific Tree Frog or Crab Spiders?  These animals have evolved and adapted in order to hunt for their prey, hide from predators looking to eat them, woo a potential mate or as a general survival technique. Image credit Unlike…

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Why are there so many Roman finds in Gloucestershire?

Posted on: May 5, 2020

For a county the wealth of Roman archaeology is quite astounding. One thing is for sure the Britons around this part of the world were more than happy to embrace the Empire and live under its rules, laws  and fashions. It is easy to see why there are so many, just have a look at the map. There are two major Romano-British cities in the County, Gloucester/Glevum and Corinium/Cirencester. Two major Roman Roads run through…

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Website Management Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on: May 4, 2020

Having an online presence is more than just sticking a site up on the web. If it isn’t managed correctly, your site may not achieve your goals or may even do more harm than good. If it is not linked to your company’s overall branding and company message this too can cause further issues. Here are five top mistakes to avoid when managing your website. Image Credit 1. Not Establishing Goals All too often, a…

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A beautiful Cotswold Row.

Posted on: May 2, 2020

One of the most photographed and visited sites in the Cotswold is a wonderful set of houses in the Village of Bibury known as Arlington Row. They were privately built in the latter half of the fourteenth century originally as a wool store. Wool has always been a mainstay of the Cotswold economy and this was still true some three hundred years later  when the store was converted into the delightful cottages we see today.…

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The story behind traditional and novelty Christmas jumpers.

Posted on: April 27, 2020

Traced back to the original, heavy, Scandinavian knitwear that was traditionally worn to keep out the freezing cold weather our beloved Christmas jumpers have now become a fashion favourite.  To keep warm and stay safe mens Aran Sweaters alongside practical, sporty leggings, fur-lined boots, padded jackets, goggles and helmets were the skiers choice of clothing. Image credit Even Hollywood legends such as Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman and Clark Gable were photographed wearing the practical yet…

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A Greek man is the Father of Medicine.

Posted on: April 23, 2020

The man that we have to thank as the Father of Medicine is Hippocrates. His influence is so great that before a medical student can become a Doctor they have to sign up to the Hippocratic Oath. Although the modern criteria has moved on somewhat from the original it still stands up as being the first document or oath that an oath taker must swear, namely  to be practicing good medicine and above all to…

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Interesting facts about the man who changed tyres forever

Posted on: April 22, 2020

When you drive into a garage and select your new set of tyres, Goodyear is probably a name that you are well aware of. But you are probably less aware of the years of failures and imprisonment for debts that have led to our ability to purchase tyres for our vehicles that are both strong, adhesive to the road surface and have a great longevity. Image Credit Many processes take time to develop. The use…

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How to Keep Your Paint Booth Clean

Posted on: October 9, 2019

Paint booths can be a useful business investment that can cost anywhere between a few hundred pounds and tens of thousands of pounds. So if you invest in a paint booth, it is very likely that you will want to make sure that it lasts for as long as possible. Image Credit Thankfully, this is fairly easy if you take the time to maintain the paint booth. Here are a few tips to help you…

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How to Style a Polo Shirt

Posted on: October 9, 2019

The polo shirt is a classic staple in most men’s wardrobes. If you don’t have one, then it’s time to get one. There are many looks you can achieve, so take the time to consider what fashion statement you want to make. Image Credit There are many reasons polo shirts are so popular, https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/09/11/why-the-timeless-polo-shirt-needs-no-introduction_a_23155612/. Here are some tips to avoid a fashion faux pas. The smart and stylish Summer’s here and that means work barbecues…

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Transformer Cores Demystified

Posted on: October 9, 2019

Transformer cores are found everywhere in modern society. Transformers are used to increase or decrease the alternating voltages in electrically powered applications. By the time this electricity reaches your house or workplace, it will have passed through several transformers. Some of those will be in substations, some will be in domestic appliances. Others will be orbiting the earth in satellites or deep under the sea. Image Credit Why do we use transformers? When electrical power…

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The Importance of Workforce Planning for Medical Care in the NHS

Posted on: October 9, 2019

With the increase in demand on the NHS, and no sign of it slowing down, shortfalls in staff are becoming more apparent. With those shortfalls comes a dip in the effectiveness of care that patients require. Image Credit Workforce targets With over 1.3 million clinical staff, carrying out 300 different types of duties, across 1,000 different employers, the NHS requires a suitable workforce planning process, to make sure that the right amount of staff is…

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From Berlanga to Buccaneers – The Fascinating History of the Galapagos Islands

Posted on: October 9, 2019

On the 10th March 1535, Fray Tomas De Berlanga, the Dominican Friar, first set foot on the Galapagos Islands. He was heading from Panama to Peru when his ship was taken off course by currents. He became the discoverer of this intriguing group of islands and history was made.  He wrote of the ‘land of giant tortoises and inhospitable terrain’. Despite his observations on his visit, the islands began to attract many visitors. Image Credit…

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