Five key takeaways from the Chinese Grand Prix

The Chinese Grand Prix is one of the most exciting circuits in the racing calendar. This year, we have enjoyed many interesting events. Here is a look at five key moments from the Chinese Grand Prix of 2018.

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1.      An Opening Upset

Although Mercedes looked likely to pull out all the stops and fly into the lead in China, Lewis Hamilton and the team have been disappointing and found it hard to recreate the magic from the opening round. Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, in contrast, look set to outshine for the rest of the racing season.

2.      Hamilton Lagging

Lewis Hamilton looks like he’s lost some of his previous form, and critics are saying he is getting weary. In Bahrain, he experienced an unfortunate gearbox change that led to a penalty. In China, he looked slow in qualifying and was outperformed by his teammates.

3.      Ricciardo Shining

Eight salad bar tips to increase profits

You’ve got a great idea. Your salad bar is what people want, but the greens aren’t going to sell themselves and there are lots of things you can do to make the profits soar and send your business higher.

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Less is more

If the saladette counter has dozens of different items, great. But don’t display all of the stock you own at once. No-one wants to sift through mounds of food.

Cheapest first

Put the least expensive items in direct view of the customer. Nobody wants to look around for the best deal, so put it where they can see it. Put proteins at the back and veggies at the front to encourage sales on salad items.

Chop down to size

No selling entire peppers and giant chunks of carrot. Smaller sizes help people measure out what they eat without irritating levels of chopping. Do it for them …

 Windows through the ages: The design trends that have shaped the industry

Windows play an integral part in the way your house looks, both inside and out. Developments in window technology over the last 60 years have informed design, construction and aesthetics for both new-builds and the re-modelling of old windows. Advances in this arena ensure that windows are not just pleasing to the eye but practical and efficient too.

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Float Glass

The 1950s saw Alistair Pilkington get the idea for float glass whilst observing a dinner plate floating in his sink. He developed the method of floating glass over a bed of molten tin, which produces uniform thickness and flatter surfaces.

Insulating Glass

Double glazing, as it is more widely known, originated in the 1950s. Two or three panes are welded together with a gas-filled space in between. Insulating glass has played a huge role in energy-efficiency. The Energy Saving Trust recommends insulated glass to keep your home warm …

So Many Reasons to Play Netball

Netball is sure to enjoy a resurgence in popularity after the wonderful success of the England team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games a few days ago. Aside from that success, netball is a great sport to get involved and here are some of the many reasons you should get involved:

  1. You’ll have tons of fun and it’s a good way to improve your co-ordination skills. Enjoy a wide variety of warm up activities such as the ones seen in Netball Training drill videos at
  2. Increase your overall competitiveness whilst learning from qualified trainers and coaches.
  3. Make new friends who share the same interests and learn to work together as a team.
  4. Keep in shape, increase your fitness levels and help maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Benefit from learning lifelong skills and boost your self-esteem/confidence.
  6. Exercise helps to reduce stress and strengthens focus which you can apply in the workplace or

Should you choose electricity or gas to heat your home?

It is hard to know whether to heat your home with gas or electricity. While gas is cheaper, there are other factors to consider.

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Are gas boilers reliable?

A brand-new gas boiler is only 90 per cent efficient, while electric radiators are 100 per cent efficient; however, each unit of gas costs a lot less than a unit of electricity. While boilers are not completely efficient, the overall cost is still less than electric radiators.

Can you access mains gas?

Many people in the UK can’t access the gas grid due to their location. In this case, LPG gas is used and is a lot more expensive.

If you can’t access mains gas, it may be more cost-effective to use heating oil for your home. This is cheaper to use than LPG and is easily sourced. People have also been turning to biomass as an alternative to gas …

How in-store music can increase sales

There are many ways in which music can influence your customers. Music can have a positive effect on your sales when done right, however, done incorrectly it can affect your sales negatively. When researching into whether your store should play music, and more importantly, what music should be played for the desired effect, consider the following rules:

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Music creates a customer experience

Music plays a vital role in the way a customer experiences their surroundings. It is hard to measure the impact In store Music has on visitors but there is no denying that it can affect the way in which a customer responds to their experience.

Know the music you’re playing is legal

It is illegal to play music from Pandora unless you have a Pandora business account. In addition, you need a performance licence to play music from the radio and without one of these you …