A day in the life of Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover - one year out from Rio 2016 Watch our video for a behind the scenes glimpse into the preparation, training and life of London 2012 rowing gold medalist Helen Glover as she starts her one year countdown to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Three years ago rower Helen Glover became a household name when alongside Heather Stanning in the coxless pair, she won Team GBs first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics. Since then she has gone on to become the first woman to hold the Olympic, World and European titles for the coxless pair. And with just one year till Rio 2016, Glover has Olympic gold in her sights again. We caught up with her to find out what a typical day in her life looks like, from training on and off the water, to her diet and downtime, as she ramps up preparations. She also talks about her transformation from a runner and hockey player into a rower after being talent spotted and talks about a new online tool from Fitness First, Team GB’s first official fitness partner, which identifies the perfect Olympic sport for you based on your height, weight, age, sport you do regularly and other various factors. Watch our video to find out more.
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Kelly Hoppen has become one of Britain's most celebrated and respected interior designers, with her quintessential style sought after by the rich and famous and now, with her role as a judge on Dragon's Den, Kelly and her distinctive style has gained a host of new admirers across the country. Kelly has been creating stunning and sumptuous interiors since the age of 16, when on a budget, she used affordable fabrics such as linen and tricks with lighting to create impressive looks without spending a fortune. Since her early days Kelly's vision has always started with making sure her clients' homes are a true reflection of who they are, a mantra which she still follows to this day. Kelly's new book 'Design Masterclass' condenses years of interior design knowledge into one place, helping the nation emulate her stylish and classy 'interior-dressing' themselves. Watch our video for an interactive look at some of Kelly's top tips from the book and advice to help you create the home of your dreams.
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Scott Flansburg has a talent that has earned him fame and fortune around the world. It's a talent so unique that American television star Regis Philbin even named him the "Human Calculator" because of his remarkable ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide (even do square and cube roots) all in his head with amazing speed and calculator accuracy. The American mathematician holds the Guinness World Record for being the "Fastest Human Calculator" a record which means he can beat calculators to the answers of complex mathematical equations. As well as touring the world showing off his unique talent, he's also used his love of maths to teach and entertain millions of children, demonstrating what many of us don't believe is possible - maths can be fun! In this video he explains some of his great Maths tricks and explains how Maths can be fun. Having just finished a tour of the UK, Scott is now encouraging British children and schools to enter the World Education Games, supported by UNICEF, which entails World Literacy Day (5th March), World Maths Day (6th March) and World Science Day (7th March). Watch this video to find out more.... You can also visit the website http://www.worldeducationgames.com or tweet @WorldEduGames.
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Timelapse footage of a MINI as it goes through production process and begins its export journey by train and ship. MINI celebrates production milestone double Three million ‘New’ MINIs produced since 2001; over two million MINI vehicles exported from MINI Plant Oxford • Three millionth MINI produced is a 5-door hatch • British brand now exports to over 110 markets on every continent • USA is biggest MINI market, followed by UK, Germany, China and France • Combined value of exports from UK approaching £30 billion • Plant Oxford, Plant Swindon and Plant Hams Hall form MINI’s UK production network – recent recipient of £750 million investment The continuing success story of the MINI brand was further underlined today as the British manufacturer announced the production of its three millionth car since 2001, and its two millionth international export. Relaunched in 2001 under the stewardship of the BMW Group, the MINI brand has become one of the most popular in the automotive world and a true British export success story with drivers in more than 110 markets falling in love with the famous marque from USA to Uruguay and Turkey to Taiwan. In the intervening 13 years, the MINI range has grown from one to seven models, meaning that the brand can now offer a car to cater for all tastes and requirements. The three millionth MINI to be produced is a 5-door Hatch Cooper S and has a special exterior design to celebrate its heritage and its British roots. A £750 million investment is underway across three of BMW Group’s UK manufacturing facilities. Highlights include a new 1,000-robot bodyshop at Plant Oxford and the installation of new body manufacturing technologies including laser welding at Plant Swindon. The Hams Hall engine plant is also being freshly equipped for a new generation of modular power units that will be manufactured at the company’s three global engine plants, with the Hams Hall plant supplying crankshafts to all these factories. These new engines, the new body and chassis structure and a completely refreshed design are combined in the all-new MINI.
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TV funnyman Greg Davies (aka Mr Gilbert from The Inbetweeners) has teamed up with National Grid to make student living safer. As part of the campaign, we filmed Greg as he spent a day in a student house. Check out one of his funny moments from his visit and make sure you enter the competition to win an amazing weekend of luxury for you and your housemates.
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After winning Britain's Got Talent last May, it's fair to say that George Sampson has become somewhat of a national celebrity. Since dancing his way to the top of TV's biggest talent show and winning a prestigious slot on the Royal Variety Performance, he's also starred in a hit West End musical, had a top 30 single, and released his own dance DVD. It's no surprise the 15-year-old is these days constantly surrounded by a screaming female fanbase. And now the street dance star has pulled off his best move yet. George will be hosting Alton Towers' Family Dance Weekend on the 7th and 14th March - with the aim of sparking a dance craze amongst parents and children across the nation. We caught up with George to check out his coolest moves and hear all the goss on his new celebrity lifestyle - including partying with Paris Hilton! As part of a series of family-themed weekends, George Sampson will be holding street dance workshops at the Alton Towers Resort on the 7th March 2009 and 14th March 2009. Bookings must be made in advance, for more information visit: www.altontowers.com
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In the approach to Farnborough International Air show (UK), leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus reveals what passengers want from the future of flight: more sustainable; less stressful; and more of it, despite social media revolutionising how we keep in touch. • 63% of people worldwide say they will fly more by 2050 • 60% do not think social media will replace the need to see people face-to-face • But 96% believe aircraft will need to be more sustainable or 'eco-efficient' • And almost 40% feel air travel (the door-to-door 'passenger experience') is increasingly stressful Airbus has engaged with more than 1.75 million people worldwide in a two-year consultation that is already shaping what -- and how -- we will fly in the future. Airbus is using the feedback to develop its vision of sustainable aviation in 2050 and today unveils new footage of that vision. It is the latest step in the 'Future by Airbus' programme which has already given rise to the revolutionary Airbus Concept Plane and radical 100% recyclable Airbus Concept Cabin. Both gave a glimpse into innovations to meet evolving passenger trends and environmental demands. They include technologies to reduce fuel burn, emissions and noise, with a light-weight 'intelligent' body, transparent wall membranes and morphing seats that harvest body heat for power. But as more people fly more often, the greater their expectations for the 'end-to-end passenger experience' will be. The Airbus consultation highlights a somewhat predictable list of gripes: queues at passport control; slow check-in and baggage collection; sitting on the tarmac; and circling overhead. Such issues have come to the fore in London this summer and, with aviation set to double in the next 15 years, could become more common unless the industry can work together to cut delays.
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How to become a Keepy-Uppy pro with tips from the world's best. Guinness World Record Keepy-Uppy Champion Dan Magness teaches you how to keep a football in the air for as long as possible. Guinness World Record holder Dan Magness has helped many of the world's greatest professional footballers perfect their Keepy-Uppy skills, with superstar Lionel Messi amongst his students. And now he's working with Beko, official home appliance partner of The FA Cup, to help the nation master the impressive art of keeping a football in the air for as long as possible using footwork and various body parts. If you've got the skills, enter the Beko Keepy-Uppy Challenge which is running right up till The FA Cup Final to find the nation's best Keepy-Uppy kids, families and adults. Prizes for the best entries include tickets to The FA Cup Final, brand new appliances and a new team Nike football kit. Watch our video for info and Dan's Keepy-Uppy secrets. For more information please visit: Website: www.beko.co.uk/keepyuppy Hashtag: #FACupBeko
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If you're looking for something to keep your kids busy and away from the TV, why not try making some fluffy sheep as an ideal solution to an afternoon in the house with the kids? Even sports stars can be encouraged to get stuck in to food art with a little friendly competition. Using simple techniques, Matt Dawson, former England rugby player, and Greg Searle, Olympic gold medallist rower, show how to make fluffy sheep made from a Cheerios and marshmallow mixture, with black grape heads and raisin legs. The kids won't need much persuading to get their little fingers into this gooey mixture. Just like Greg and Matt, they'll love to compete with each other to make the best sheep. If your little ones want to have some fun, food art is a great way to learn about the food they eat. This easy-to-follow recipe uses Cheerios which contain whole grain, an important part of a healthy diet. Watch this video where Matt and Greg show you step by step how to create these tasty fluffy summer sheep. For more information visit http://www.wholegrain.co.uk Recipe: Ingredients: 40g Butter 20 Large Marshmallows 160g Cheerios 40g Desiccated coconut 6 Black grapes 50g Raisins 24 Currants 50g White chocolate Makes 6 Method: 1. Place the butter and the marshmallows in a microwavable bowl, and heat on high for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. 2. Stir in the Cheerios until fully coated. 3. Using the tablespoons tightly form mounds of the mixture to make the bodies of the sheep. Slide onto prepared sheet or board. Sprinkle with coconut. Leave until firm. 4. To make the legs take half a cocktail stick and thread on raisins, repeat to make 24. 5. To assemble, push 4 legs into each body shape, stand upright, push in a half cocktail stick for the head and attach a grape to make the head. 6. Break the white chocolate into small pieces, and microwave on medium in 20 seconds blasts, stirring every time, until melted but not hot. 7. Use the melted chocolate to make 2 dots on each head to make the eyes and push in a currant to form the pupils. Use a little melted chocolate to attach 2 currants to make the ears.
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The history of real ale with Rufus Hound Watch our video as real ale enthusiast Rufus Hound educates us while he charts the prevalence of his favourite beverage in history. One in four Brits describe themselves as real ale enthusiasts with 12million Brits now drinking real ale and more than 1 million women saying it’s their drink of choice. Meanwhile 20% of young Brits (18-24 years old) say they have moved away from lager towards real ale and 45% saying it’s now the fashionable drink of the moment. This is definitely no longer the “old man’s preserve nor does it seem to be a passing fad as a demand surges. But how much do you know about your favourite tipple? Did you know that the word ale is over 1000 years old but brewing itself can be traced back many more millennia, with evidence of brewing found over 7000 years ago? To meet the booming demand and give local communities a chance to support their local breweries, The Co-operative is announcing that is will be stocking locally-sourced real ales in every part of the UK. Watch our video featuring actor, comedian and real ale enthusiast Rufus Hound and let him transport you on a journey back in time as he charts the prevalence of ale in history. With interesting facts and an archive of vintage images from the early ages of brewing. Watch our video now
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They are the 10 friends from a small Cornish fishing village who signed a million pound record deal after being 'discovered' singing on the seafront at Port Isaac and became one of Universal Music's biggest selling new acts of the year. And following on from the phenomenal success of their first album, Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends,the grouphave won the 'Good Tradition' Award at this year's Radio 2 Folk Awards in London. Brought to the attention of Universal Music by record producer Rupert Christie, who spotted them whilst on a holiday in Port Isaac performing in the local pub, the label signed them for a whopping £1 million in March of last year. A month later their debut album was released and became the third highest selling album on the Universal Music roster for 2010. They will release their next single, a double 'A' Side of the famous Young's song 'When The Boat Comes In' and 'What Will We Do With A Drunken Sailor" in April and will be performing at various festivals this summer ahead of a nationwide tour later this year. Their success is evident as this year their story is to be made into a movie by the world famous Ealing Studios and they have recently been signed as the 'all-singing' faces of a new TV advertising campaign for Young's Breaded range -- the first ad will be directed by twice Oscar nominated Peter CattaneoIt -- a phenomenal success story for the group who are or have been fishermen, lifeboat men and coastguards (as well as builders, artisans, hoteliers, and shop keepers) in Port Isaac. With some great characters and stunning tunes, they've known each other since childhood and learnt their powerful brand of Cornish harmony singing at the local Methodist chapel. For more information visit www.facebook.com/youngsseafood
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A guide to ‘modern’ etiquette Watch our video where etiquette expert William Hanson gives you all the dos and don’ts of 21st century living for everything from how to use social media and mobile phones politely, to vaping Our use of technology is increasing, seemingly by the day, but while things like mobile phones and social media have changed the way we communicate, many believe they have also contributed to a decline in manners. How many of us have interrupted a conversation to take a call, or will happily update our Twitter or Facebook page rather than communicate with someone face-to-face? As well as the way we communicate, things like e-cigarettes have also entered modern life, and for many of us there’s confusion over when and where it is acceptable to use them. A survey commissioned by Puritane has found that over 60% of people think that using an e-cigarette should not be banned indoors like conventional cigarettes, but what does the expert think? Should we vape indoors? Can we vape at our friend’s dinner parties? Lucky for us, William Hanson, the UK’s leading etiquette and Royal protocol expert is on hand to give us the new etiquette rules of 21st century living? Watch our video where William gives us the dos and don’ts of modern life. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: www.puritane.co.uk
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Vision sees Concept Planes flocking along 'express skyways' to cut time and emissions Intelligent planes that are propelled into the air, flock in formation and fly 'express skyways' could cut time, delays, stress and emissions, according to Airbus experts. Those behind the wheel during rush hour aren't the only ones stuck in traffic. Airbus says air passengers already spend more than 500 million hours in the air unnecessarily every year. Reasons include inefficient aircraft operations and routes that are anything but 'direct'. That equates to nine million tonnes of avoidable excess fuel and more than 28 million tonnes of CO2. The numbers are set to rise with passenger growth expected to grow. Airbus, which says the technology already exists to fly shorter and more precise routes, today unveils five revolutionary concepts to get passengers from A to B quicker, whilst helping the industry meet its target to halve CO2 emissions by 2050. It's the latest installment in the Future by Airbus -- a vision of sustainable aviation in 2050 already responsible for the radical Concept Plane and Cabin. Now Airbus is looking beyond aircraft design to how the aircraft is operated both on the ground and in the air. Its 'Smarter Skies' concepts are: 1. Aircraft launched into continuous 'eco-climb' -- Assisted take-off using renewably powered, propelled acceleration, would see aircraft climb rapidly to their most efficient cruising altitude, reducing emissions and noise. As mega-cities become a reality and space becomes a premium, runways could be shortened to minimise land use. 2. Aircraft in 'free flight' and formation along 'express skyways' -- Intelligent aircraft would be able to self-organise and select the most efficient routes ('free flight'), making the optimum use of prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions. Planes could rendezvous in mid-air and flock like birds in formation to reduce drag and thus fuel consumption and emissions 3. 'Low-noise' glided approaches and landings -- In descent, aircraft could glide smoothly into airports with engines running in idle, significantly reducing emissions and noise. Slower landing speeds would make shorter runways a viable possibility at both ends of the journey 4. Low emission ground operations -- Landing positions could be optimised with enough accuracy for autonomous, renewably powered taxiing carriages to be ready, clearing runways quicker and optimising terminal space to remove runway and gate limitations. Engines could be switched off sooner, further reducing on-the-ground handling emissions 5. Powering future aircraft and infrastructure -- The use of sustainable biofuels and other potential alternative energy sources such as electricity, hydrogen and solar, will secure supply and further reduce aviation's environmental footprint. This will allow the extensive introduction of regionally sourced renewable energy close to airports, feeding both aircraft and infrastructure requirements.
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To celebrate the launch of the new adidas Chelsea FC home shirt for the 2013/14 season, adidas has launched a bold new campaign -- 'It's Blue, What Else Matters' encouraging Chelsea fans across the globe to go 'all in' and buy the new 2013/14 home kit before seeing it. To mark the occasion, adidas created a film featuring some of Chelsea's biggest stars and iconic imagery that will adorn the club for the 2013/14 season. The artwork and film illustrate the commitment and the lengths that the players will go for the club. The imagery is the centerpiece of the adidas marketing campaign based on the belief that Chelsea is not just a football club, not just a team, but something deeper and emotional. While shooting the impactful imagery for the campaign players were filmed for a 'making of' video and interviewed to tell their story on what Chelsea meant to them. The resulting film shows their passion, love and commitment to the club and you can watch it here.
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Emily St. John Mandel discusses Station Eleven Watch our video to hear the inspiration of her latest novel and the secrets of her writing technique Emily St. John Mandel was born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied contemporary dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York. Station Eleven is her fourth novel and begins with a dramatic end. The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%; by week two civilization has crumbled. Year twenty sees a band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connects six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan - warned about the flu just in time; Arthur’s first wife Miranda; Arthur s oldest friend Clark; Kirsten, a young actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed prophet. Thrilling, unique and deeply moving, this is a beautiful novel that asks questions about art and fame and about the relationships that sustain us through anything - even the end of the world. But how does Emily go about writing such a well-received post-apocalyptic narrative? What are her inspirations and what are the secrets of her writing room? Watch this video to hear from Emily herself. Website: http://www.panmacmillan.com/
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In 1971, six-year-old Adam Hargreaves asked his father "What does a tickle look like?" Roger Hargreaves responded with a round, orange figure with long, bendy arms, and so Mr Tickle, the first of the Mr. Men characters, was created. By the end of the year Mr. Bump, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Sneeze, Mr. Greedy and Mr. Happy had been added to the collection of books that would take the world by storm. In 1981, the Little Miss books were added to the Mr. Men series, and when Roger Hargreaves passed away in 1988, Adam took over the reins of the cult series. The latest book, Little Miss Princess, was released this year in time for the Royal Wedding. Today there are a total of 47 Mr Men and 34 Little Miss books with each book based on a new character, whose personality is reflected in their name. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Mr. Men books, which are still as popular today as ever, a new My Mr. Tickle Colouring Book has been released. On the 5th September a Mr Tickle gift set will also be released, which includes two Mr. Tickle books, the original and glitter versions, and a soft Mr Tickle toy. Also available is a How To Draw the Mr Men book and you can even have your own personalised Mr Men storybook made, featuring your name and character! In this vide, Roger's son Adam Hargreaves teaches fans of the books how to draw Mr Bump. For more information visit www.egmont.co.uk/mrmen
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NATS currently has around 1,670 controllers whose job is to safely manage the flow of aircraft through the UK’s busy and complex airspace, as well as at 13 of the country’s busiest airports. With the forecast growth in flight numbers and the value the aviation brings to the UK economy NATS is looking to recruits hundreds more ATCs over the coming years.
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My Life by David Jason David Jason, one of Britain's best loved actors, discusses what to expect from his long awaited autobiography, My Life Sir David Jason, the son of a Billingsgate market porter at the height of the Second World War, was born in 1940 in North London. David Jason spent his early life dodging bombs and bullies, both with impish good timing. Giving up on an unloved career as an electrician, he turned his attention to acting and soon, through a natural talent for making people laugh, found himself working with the leading lights of British comedy in the 1960s and '70s: Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Bob Monkhouse and Ronnie Barker. Barker would become a mentor to David, leading to hugely successful stints in Porridge and Open All Hours. It wasn't until 1981, kitted out with a sheepskin jacket, a flat cap, and a clapped-out Reliant Regal, that David found the part that would capture the nation's hearts: the beloved Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter in Only Fools and Horses. Never a one-trick pony, he had an award-winning spell as TV's favourite detective Jack Frost, took a country jaunt as Pop Larkin in the Darling Buds of May, and even voiced a crime-fighting cartoon rodent in the much-loved children's show Danger Mouse. Watch our video in which David gives a glimpse into a touching, funny and warm-hearted story, which charts the course of his incredible five decades at the top of the entertainment business. He reveals some of the inspiration behind his favourite characters, including how he came up with that infamous chandelier scene in Only Fools and Horses. He's been a shopkeeper and a detective inspector, a crime-fighter and a market trader, and shows no sign of hanging up his acting boots yet.
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Watch our video for top tips on how to tow safely and with confidence It has long been a British institution loved my millions and now a new study shows the caravanning holiday is coming back in a big way, with one in five Brits planning a caravanning or camping holiday this year. If you are planning on fixing a caravan to the back of your car, it's vital that you make sure you know what you're doing first. Research commissioned by Nissan found that four out of ten people who tow caravans, trailers or boats have had no training on how to do so. Many also feel that they don't get any respect on the road from other drivers, with six out of ten saying other drivers treat them without due care, consideration or attention, while 40% say they have felt pressured into taking risks as a result of other driver behavior. Are you towing for the first time, or just fancy a refresher on how to tow safely? Either way, watch our video, with Tim Shallcross from the Institute of Advanced Motorists and Nissan's Head of 4x4, Rachael Gregory. They share their tips and advice from how to load, manoeuvring whilst towing, hitching and unhitching to making sure your vehicle is powerful enough to tow the caravan (the Nissan X-Trail for example can pull 2200 kg,) so that you reach your destination safely. www.nissan.co.uk/x-trail
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Scottish rugby stars John Barclay and Chris Cusiter reveal the team's training and nutrition secrets ahead of this year's Rugby World Cup. In September this year, the world's best rugby players will descend on New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup after months of intense training and preparation. Scotland's first match is against Romania on September the 10th and by then the team will be running like a well oiled machine. To get to the top of their game physically, Scotland's players have been following rigorous physical training programmes and precise diets plans with the help of a team of trainers and nutritionists. While you may not be an elite athlete training for the Rugby World Cup, the team's training and nutritional methods are all simple to follow and can help you get in peak condition for whatever you're training for. Optimum Nutrition have teamed up with Scottish rugby stars John Barclay and Chris Cusiter to reveal in the following video a typical training session from start to finish. Scotland Rugby's Head of Strength Training and Conditioning, Neill Potts, shows you the types of strength and endurance exercises he takes the players through in a typical session, as well as showing you the correct technique required to get the most out of these exercises and the length of time you should be training for. Finally, the team's nutritionist Richard Chessor reveals what you should be eating before, during, immediately after and beyond training to make sure your muscles are fuelled for maximum performance and recovery. For more information visit http://www.optimumnutrition.com/uk
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Virgin Atlantic and Airbus announce agreement on a firm order, valued at $4.4bn, for 12 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The investment demonstrates the strength of the Virgin Atlantic commitment to customer experience as it continues to focus on delivering sustained profit in the long term. It is part of a fleet modernisation program which will see 50 percent of Virgin Atlantic’s aircraft replaced in a six year period – creating one of the world’s youngest fleets. Of the 12 firm orders, eight will be purchased and four leased, as Virgin Atlantic continues its investment into increasing the mix of owned and leased aircraft in its fleet. The aircraft, powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines, continues Virgin Atlantic’s investment in a greener, cleaner, quieter fleet. The aircraft is designed to be 30% more fuel and carbon efficient than the aircraft it replaces in the fleet and is expected to reduce the airline’s noise footprint at its airports by more than half. The A350-1000, which will replace Virgin Atlantic’s remaining Boeing 747-400s and Airbus A340-600s, is due for delivery from early 2019. The aircraft offers outstanding levels of comfort and reliability, and the Virgin Atlantic model will be designed with its customers’ needs in mind. The airline is currently undertaking in depth research, including its customers in the process, to ensure it delivers the industry-leading experience for which it is known. The aircraft will operate on both business and leisure routes for Virgin Atlantic worldwide with a base at both London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Initially the aircraft will fly to key US destinations from London Heathrow. The aircraft will be delivered to Virgin Atlantic in two configurations – one for the business fleet seating up to 360 customers and one for the leisure fleet seating up to 410 customers.
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• Are rules of engagement for global trade changing in the wake of Brexit, trade tariff disagreements and protectionism? • Cost of trade globally is $1.8 trillion. 20% of that cost is related to paperwork. Could Blockchain change the game? • 50% of SME's applications for funding are rejected. Could tech bridge the $1.5tn trade finance gap? New research predicts sweeping advances in tech and finance will fuel global trade over next decade. The research, commissioned by DMCC, highlights the emerging impact of digital transformation for importers and exporters, along with the ongoing shifts in global economic power. According to the global research on the Future of Trade, technology could bridge the current $1.5tn trade finance gap, unlocking new opportunities for trade across borders. Blockchain is ripe for adoption - not just providing faster, more secure and effective ways to handle workflows in order to move goods across international borders - but also potentially helping reduce up to 20% of the actual physical paper costs associated with global trade, currently estimated at $1.8 trillion. Building on research conducted over the last 12 months The Future of Trade brings together the collective thinking of 250 global industry leaders, academics and experts across 6 leading commodity trade hubs, London, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. In addition to comprehensive quantitative research by The Centre for Economics and Business Research, and a global leading management consulting firm.
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You may not have heard of Aaron Cook yet, but within a year the 20-year-old plans to be a household name as he attempts to turn his 5th at the 2008 Olympics into Taekwondo gold in London. But before then, the European champion is keen to show Britain a bit more about this ancient Korean martial art and why he decided to choose the sport over more traditional pursuits such as football. He's also an advocate for the massive fitness benefits of Taekwondo. In the following video Aaron showcases some basic Taekwondo exercises to help get you started. He'll also give details of the launch of the Mars Refuel Drink Fund which will see £5,000 donated to sporting individuals, teams and clubs every month until the end of September 2011. For more information visit http://www.marsrefuel.com/refuel-fund/
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Nissan DeltaWing 'unlike any other racing car currently on the track' Nissan DeltaWing is half the weight and uses half the fuel of its conventional counterparts Will run at Le Mans powered by only a 1.6 litre engine Nissan is aiming to change the face of endurance racing forever by becoming a founding partner in the most radical motorsport project of its time -- Nissan DeltaWing. A race-prepared 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine, featuring direct petrol injection and a turbocharger, will power Nissan DeltaWing as it races in anger for the first time at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours (16-17 June). It weighs half that of a conventional racing car and will have half the aerodynamic drag meaning it will use half the fuel of its competitors. The engine, badged DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline -- Turbocharged), is expected to produce around 300hp, sufficient to give Nissan DeltaWing lap times between LMP1 and LMP2 machines at Le Mans, despite having only half the power of those conventional prototypes. While Nissan DeltaWing will not be classified in the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Company is looking to showcase the pioneering technology that will show one potential direction for the future of motorsport and will feed into the research and development of future technologies, that filter down to Nissan's road car product range. "As motor racing rulebooks have become tighter over time, racing cars look more and more similar and the technology used has had less and less relevance to road car development. Nissan DeltaWing aims to change that and we are delighted to have become part of the project," said Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President, Global Product Planning. Nissan DeltaWing is unlike any other racing car currently on track. The driver sits well back in the car, almost over the rear axle and looks ahead down a long, narrow fuselage to narrow twin front tyres, specially created for the car by tyre partner Michelin. With a rear-mounted engine, the car has a strong rearward weight bias, which makes it highly manoeuvrable, while its light weight and shape make it far more efficient. Its innovative design and forward-looking technology have encouraged the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), the organisers of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, to invite the car to run in this year's race from 'Garage 56', the spot in the pitlane reserved for experimental cars. As it doesn't conform to any existing championship regulations, Nissan DeltaWing will not be eligible to challenge for silverware and will carry the race number '0'. The first two Nissan DeltaWing drivers to be confirmed are British Sportscar racer, Marino Franchitti, and Nissan's reigning FIA GT1 World Champion, German Michael Krumm.
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Cape Verde’s first exclusively adult luxury resort and beach club launches Llana Beach Resort opens with star-studded event A glittering launch party took place on 10-11 December weekend to celebrate the opening of Cape Verde’s first adult-only five-star hotels, Llana Beach resort, and the premium beach club, Bikini Beach. There was an official opening ceremony followed by an unforgettable two-day party, with guests seeing an eclectic mix of entertainers perform at the resort and at the beach club. Do you know where Cape Verde is? Did you know there no mosquitoes on Cape Verde? True or false – it is an archipelago made up of 10 volcanic islands? Check out our video for more fascinating facts… The hotel is located on the white sands of Sal Island, Cape Verde, and offers total bliss and relaxation. Guests can choose to stay in one of two adult-only hotels, Sensimar Cabo Verde by TUI and MELIÃ Llana Beach Hotel. Both offer a stunning range of hotel suites, tropical pools and rejuvenating spa facilities. Bikini Beach is the Group’s new beach club brand and the first luxury beach club to open in Cape Verde. Featuring a restaurant, two distinct bars and huge pool, the club boasts unrivalled views of the Atlantic Ocean, perfect for all day entertainment. Added to this is the club’s Heaven VIP area, situated on the second floor with its own private Champagne and Sushi Bar. Located at the end of Llana Beach, Bikini Beach is easily accessible from the surrounding resorts, and guests can also arrive by boat via the manmade pontoon. The Bikini Beach events calendar will bring high profile DJs, the very best local entertainment and unforgettable parties all year-round. The club is the perfect venue combining music, dining and entertainment into one. Watch our “Top 7 things you didn’t know about Cape Verde” video and see exclusive footage from the stars at the launch party FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT For more information visit http://llanabeach.com/
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Our video showcases: Minty Candy Cane Meringues Christmas is a great time to try something different in the kitchen. These Candy Cane Meringues are a modern twist on the traditional Christmas candy cane. They are not only eye-catching, but have a delicious, fresh mint taste. When we think of meringues, we think of how difficult they are to make. However they're much easier to make than you think. Ruth Clemens shows you how to make this show stopping festive treat and give your family and friends something different to enjoy this Christmas. Watch our video with Ruth who teaming up with Persil shows us how to make a great festive sweet treat that everyone will enjoy! http://www.persildishwash.co.uk
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3.26m Brits are set to ‘wobble’ from their diets on the 14th January; how can we prevent the apocalypse of the New Year health and fitness goals? • Whopping 26m Brits start a diet as a New Year’s resolution with 87% of them breaking the resolution • 92% of Brits say they will break their New Year diet within one month ‘New year, new you’ is not always a happy ending with so many of us falling off the wagon within the first few days and months of starting a new diet as a New Year’s resolution. Eight out of ten Brits are estimated to wobble from their New Year diet on the 14th January with 7-8pm marked as the time of the diet apocalypse.
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Mme. Peng Liyuan, the First Lady of China and renowned Chinese folk singer with a Masters in traditional ethnic music, visited the Juilliard School in New York during the first official state visit to the US by her husband President Xi Jinping. The visit comes as The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education, announces it will open a new campus in China. Mme. Peng Liyuan was shown original manuscripts by Beethoven and Mozart and watch performances by Juilliard students, including a traditional Chinese song which she critiqued. The First Lady also unveiled a plaque to commemorate the announcement of plan to create The Tianjin Juilliard School.
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The summer holidays are over and the kids are back at school, so cheer your family up by making these delicious Banoffee Muffins -- created by the queen of all things homemade, Kirstie Allsopp. Packed with banana as well as gorgeous caramel swirls, these delightfully soft, sticky and sweet banana muffins are not only the perfect afterschool treat on occasion but are also ideal for a coffee morning with friends. What's more, they are really easy to make! The Nestlé Carnation Caramel gives these muffins a delicious creamy toffee flavour, making them truly irresistible. Share them with your family and friends and be sure to save one for yourself as they won't last long! Log on to http://www.carnation.co.uk to find new delicious recipes every month from Kirstie Allsopp.
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Amateur landlords talk about the challenges of renting out properties and what they've learnt along the way The rental property market has never been as strong and new research shows the going is so good, that many accidental landlords are planning on increasing their rental portfolios in the next year. However, while the promise of good returns and a steady stream of tenants is high, there are also many pitfalls and for those of us classed as amateur or accidental landlords it can be difficult to navigate the legal and financial issues around being a landlord. Watch our video where amateur landlords discuss their experiences and challenges and what they have learnt along the way. This coincides with the launch of The National Landlords Association downloadable guides for amateur landlords which are now available at www.landlords.org.uk offering advice whether they want advice on how to manage their portfolio effectively, choosing their next investment property or opting to divest their portfolio.
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Go behind the scenes of the fantastic new live-action movie Ben 10: Race Against Time. Based on the popular animated series, the movie was the highest rating show ever on Cartoon Network reaching over 4 million children in the US. Premiering in the UK on Cartoon Network, the movie features a spectacular cast and crew including Graham Phillips and Haley Ramm and Ben and Gwen along with director Alex Winter, better known as Bill from the excellent Bill and Ted films, and the legendary Six Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors.
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Discover how and why TV funnyman Greg Davies (aka Mr Gilbert from The Inbetweeners) has teamed up with National Grid to make student living safer. Greg recently went back to Uni to spend a day in a student house - see his lowdown on staying safe from gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning in your rented house. And -- check out the amazing competition to win a weekend of luxury for you and your housemates, thanks to National Grid.
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Lumiere London OFFICIAL video LONDON PREPARES TO TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC Capital to host first-ever, free, outdoor light festival The dark streets of London are set to be transformed by an eye-popping, outdoor festival of light. For four nights in January, a dazzling array of light installations will illuminate locations across the capital, from iconic Carnaby Street to trendy King’s Cross and upmarket Mayfair. Lumiere London, produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, will be free of charge and available to enjoy from the 14th to the 17th of January. An impressive line-up of UK and international artists will explore London’s urban landscape and architecture across four main areas: Mayfair; Piccadilly and Regent Street; Trafalgar Square, Westminster ; and King’s Cross. In all, 30 London locations that will be transformed including Westminster Abbey and the BAFTA building in Piccadilly. French digital artist Patrice Warrener will use his chromalithe technique to “paint” Westminster Abbey’s West Gate in an electric riot of colour. The Light of the Spirit will highlight the series of stone statues above the Great West Door including Dr Martin Luther King and El Salvadorean Bishop Oscar Romero, as well as parts of the two Western Towers built by Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor. On Piccadilly’s BAFTA building, a host of British screen and TV icons including Michael Caine, Idris Elba and Julie Walters will appear as part of 195 Piccadilly, a dynamic, technicolour artwork by Newcastle-based studio NOVAK, with a striking soundtrack by Ed Clark. Exploring the different genres of cinema and television and using images from BAFTA’s archive, the piece will draw out the architectural features of the building and refer to its origins as the home of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour. Additional programme highlights will include LED stickmen running riot at the top of Liberty House on Regent’s Street, an animated projection featuring a strikingly life-like elephant, a red telephone box filled with water and exotic fish, and a series of glowing sculptures in the Trafalgar Square fountains, made from thousands of recycled plastic bottles. Organisers are hoping the event will confirm London Lumiere as the world’s foremost outdoor light festival, outshining established light festivals in Lyon, Berlin and Sydney.
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Sarah Waters’ new book, THE PAYING GUESTS Bestselling author Sarah Waters is championed and cherished by authors, critics, booksellers and readers alike. It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed as widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers. For with the arrival of Lillian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the 'clerk class', the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. And as passions mount and frustration gathers, no one can foresee just how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be. ‘The Paying Guests is, at heart, a love story; I think it’s more of a love story than any other novel I’ve written. But it’s a story in which the love is forbidden, in all sorts of ways; it’s a story in which the love is dangerous.’ – Sarah Waters, March 2014 The Paying Guests, Waters’ first novel in five years, raises questions about guilt, honesty, and moral responsibility. This is vintage Sarah Waters: beautifully described with excruciating tension, real tenderness, believable characters, and her trademark twists and surprises. Join Sarah in this video as she talks about her new novel, the inspiration behind the book and her meticulous research process.
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Watch our video to see how a young medical student hasn't let the condition stop her running the London Marathon. At just 23, medical student Cat Bull is one of ten million people in the UK living with arthritis. While the condition is often associated with the older generations, Cat is one of thousands of young adults and children living with the inflammatory form of the disease, rheumatoid arthritis, in the UK. Whilst rheumatoid arthritis is a painful and often debilitating condition it hasn't stopped Cat embarking on the Virgin London Marathon, one of the biggest athletic challenges in the world. Cat had a hip replacement when she was 14 yet she is still planning on running the 26 mile course. When the training gets tough for Cat, remembering that a few years ago she could barely walk and her mum had to feed and dress her, keeps her going. She says: "Being able to even attempt the marathon is fantastic. Inevitably the illness has given me problems along the way but I refuse to let the disease ruin my life or stop me achieving my goals." In the following video she tells how she has slowly built up to the big race and how she has overcome the obstacles along the way. She'll also give a fascinating insight into what it's like to live with arthritis at such a young age. For more information visit http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/
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Greg (Mr Gilbert, The Inbetweeners) spent a day at Uni teaching students about safety.. watch what happened & enter the competition to win a wicked weekend away for you and your housemates. For more information visit National Grid Facebook page.
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The season of good will is fast approaching! While the stress of shopping and panicking about presents will be starting to kick in for most of us, many people will be even more fearful at the thought of having to cook the perfect Christmas dinner, after all, there would be nothing more devastating than having a 'Turkey disaster' on the afternoon of the 25th! So, if you're feeling unconfident about your turkey-cooking skills this December then look no further! Phil Vickery is on hand to help make your turkey dreams come true and guide you towards creating the tastiest bird your family has ever had! From seasoning, to how to carve, there'll be no need to panic this Christmas day, which means you can sit back, relax and thoroughly enjoy the special occasion. So why not get some practice in early to make sure you look like a pro when the family arrives. With plenty of tips and advice, Phil will make sure you wake up on Christmas Day full of excitement, not dread about cooking your bird. Why not make your turkey the best present you give this year, by having a practice run today. Watch our video feature where Phil shows us his useful hints and tips to creating the perfect turkey this Christmas.
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They are one of the most instantly recognisable symbols of Britain and while the red phone box may not be a feature of every British town and city, they are still just as famous and loved as ever. Our love affair with the iconic red phonebox started in 1912 when the General Post Office absorbed all the private telephone companies in Britain, and in a bid to find a single design for a national kiosk, the first standard kiosk, the K1, appeared. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a big hit with local authorities and was only installed in limited numbers. The red K2, designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, was rolled out in 1926 followed by a few years later with the blue metropolitan police telephone box. Next came the K6 with nearly 8,000 kiosks installed across the UK from 1936. Phone kiosks, however, slowly fell into decline with the majority of the red telephone boxes being removed or replaced by BT branded versions. In 2017, the red phone box is yet again getting a makeover. New World Payphones are set to revolutionise urban spaces in London and nationwide with state-of-the-art kiosks, inspired by the originals. The new versions are adapting the classic K2 kiosk for the 21st century, updating the iconic design with cutting edge technology, bringing something beautiful to Britain’s urban centres. The new phone kiosks are set to offer much more than vital telephony services by providing pedestrians and communities with high-speed Wi-Fi connection and interactive touch screen journey planners and local information services, and as always the kiosk is open to all. There is good news for the environment too; for every red phone box removed or replaced, a living gift is to be bestowed upon us in the form of a tree being planted near the phone box site. Professor Nigel Linge of the University of Salford's telecommunication programme said: "It's often said that mobile phones have caused the death of the public phone box, I would argue that this new model proves that mobiles have actually prompted the evolution of the phone box. "Our communication needs are always evolving. This model meets the demand for enabling modern communication, while keeping one foot in the past with a design steeped in history. It is a technological and aesthetically-pleasing success and will ensure that phone boxes will retain their ubiquitous presence on our high streets for years to come." Sit back and get a lesson in history; here’s the birth and evolution of Britain’s most recognisable symbol: FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT Website: www.nwpstreet.co.uk
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Fancy something to keep you cosy this winter? In these two exclusive videos Gary cooks some sumptuous recipes that are guaranteed to warm you up after being out in the cold winter weather. Gary will be offering step-by-step guidance to creating two delicious recipes that are sure to inspire cooks around the country. The first dish is a simple Chestnut Mushroom Risotto, which will really get your mouth watering. The second is a variation on Gary's signature dish: Bread and Buttery Pudding, great for any occasion. Taste takes precedence for the Michelin-starred chef who also understands the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet, that's why he has cooked with new Flora Buttery. Perfect for use in all types of cooking and baking, Flora Buttery has a rich, buttery taste and contains 70% less saturated fat than butter, which means you can indulge your heart and your taste buds at the same time
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It started the day Eve presented Adam with the gift of an apple, and it continues today -- men and women have always struggled to understand each other, especially when it comes to the dangerous art of present giving From body language, facial expressions and the way we talk to each other, let's face it; we're like different species, using different codes. But what if you could get rid of all these codes? How much simpler would your life be if you could live a romantic life less complicated? Well, according to new research released by Admiral MultiCar today more than half of us believe our lives are too complicated and it's a fair bet matters of the heart are often at the core of our complicated chaos. So what would Sue recommend? She's on a mission to de-complicate Britain's relationships in 2012. Watch our video to see her suggestions to make life less complicated for men and women -- and how to work out what your partner really feels about those gifts you buy! For more information visit http://www.admiral.com/alifelesscomplicated
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Out of the thousands of adverts we've seen over the years only a few stand out in our memory. Who could forget the Milkybar Kid? Or the girl enjoying a flake in an overflowing bath tub? If you're looking for the best-loved advert of all time however you'd be hard pushed to top the Gold Blend campaign that scorched our television screens across the 80s and 90s. Before Anthony Stewart Head was snared by the likes of Buffy and Little Britain he had an episodic on-screen love affair with actress Sharon Maughan. Their sizzling romance was based on a love for good coffee and their chemistry was so captivating that the adverts were actually listed in TV guides so people knew when to tune in. At the height of their fame 30 million people half the UK population - tuned in to watch the first kiss. A book about the untold story of their romance went straight to the number one in the top ten list of best sellers and to top it off they were so popular they knocked a Royal scandal off the front page of The Sun. To mark their 70th birthday Nescafe are bringing together 10 familiar faces from past TV adverts to create a glamorous and iconic birthday portrait for the front cover of its loyalty magazine: Coffee Table. The portrait will include the likes of Denise Van Outen, Ian Wright and Tom Conti as well as the famous Gold Blend couple. In this exclusive video actress Sharon Maughan speaks out about what it was like to be one of the most watched couples on television and what it was like to hook up with Anthony Stewart Head once more for the 70th birthday portrait.
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Dr Pixie McKenna explains digestive issues such as bloating and trapped wind and gives advice on how to manage these conditions. Digestive health issues affect millions of us every day; in fact, new research shows that two thirds of us have suffered from bloating and or trapped wind, with around 60% saying it affects them at least once a week. The symptoms associated with digestive health problems can be annoying, uncomfortable, painful and worrying for those suffering from them, while more than half say they feel embarrassed about the symptoms. Less than 30% say they would visit a doctor because of them, despite the fact for many they can have a big impact on their life. However, bloating and trapped wind are often triggered by food and lifestyle choices and in many cases can be corrected with some simple changes. So if you suffer from digestive health issues then watch Dr Pixie McKenna discuss the causes, myths and ins and outs of bloating and trapped wind, giving advice on how to manage these symptoms as well as answering many of the most commonly asked questions questions. www.maalox.co.uk
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Armstrong and Miller revive their famous RAF Pilot characters Watch our video to see Armstrong and Miller down the pub as their famous RAF pilot's characters Comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, well known for their RAF airmen characters who speak in 'street lingo', have revived their characters and collaborated on a new guide to modern slang. Millions of us now use LOL, sik and selfie in everyday language, while golly gosh, toff and spiffing slowly slip into conversational annals, which is well sik innit. If you are struggling to understand what we just said, you may need to brush up on your street slang. To help those of us who need help moving into the 21st century, Spitfire Ale have teamed up with Tony Thorne, British Author and Lexicographer to create a guide to modern slang which also tracks the evolution of slang from the 16th century right though to today. The guide launched by comedians 'Armstrong and Miller' at the Horse and Groom in Belgravia -- the UK's poshest pub (in the shadow of Buckingham Palace) which goes 'street' for the month with everything from chalkboards to welcome signs translated in to the most popular modern day slang. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT To download the guide, visit: www.spitfireale.co.uk Armstrong & Miller Spitfire Ale "Slang" TV advert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MgNp2X--Aw
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Charles Duhigg’s: Smarter Faster Better - The Secrets of Being Productive Watch our video with Charles to learn the art of productivity that will help transform your life Already a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and author of best-selling The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg knows a thing or two about how to successfully equip people with the tools to revolutionize their behaviour in a positive way. Smarter Faster Better is a fascinating exploration of the science of productivity, and shows why, in today’s world, managing how you think – rather than what you think about – can transform not only your business, but also your life. Like Duhigg’s bestselling “The Power of Habit”, “Smarter Faster Better” draws on deep narratives to show readers how to transform their own lives and businesses and it features examples from around the world including Google, Pixar and the Toyota. Based on pioneering research, extensive reporting and exclusive interviews with the scientists, psychologists and business minds working to revolutionize our lives The key to success in Charles’ eyes is to harness the power of being more productive whether in business, or in everyday life. Watch this special clip to coincide with his book launch, where Charles shares his key tips on how to crack the million dollar question: “How can you be more productive?”
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New generation Qashqai showcased at Nissan Sunderland Plant NISSAN'S NEW CROSSOVER ICON: IN PRODUCTION - New generation Qashqai showcased at Nissan Sunderland Plant - Investment in Qashqai production in the UK tops £500m - Workforce at Sunderland over 7,000 for the first time, supporting 40,000 UK jobs Redesigned from the ground up, the new generation Nissan Qashqai is now rolling off the production line at the company's record-breaking Sunderland plant. Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, Qashqai is the best-selling Crossover in Europe and Nissan's best-selling model in Europe, having created a brand new segment on its launch in 2006. Following widespread acclaim since its unveil in November, the new generation model is now in full production at Sunderland, where a Qashqai is built every 61 seconds on the factory's Line 1. Hosting a ceremony at the plant today, Nissan's Chief Performance Officer, Trevor Mann CBE, said: "The Nissan Qashqai blazed a trail when we started production in 2006. It invented the Crossover segment, propelled the Nissan brand in Europe to a new level and helped our plant in Sunderland to set new standards in productivity and quality. "The new Qashqai, with its bold design and segment-leading technology, will once again elevate Nissan to a new level, as the benchmark for the second generation of Crossovers and our flagship model in Europe." Playing a starring role in a new film made for today's ceremony are members of the Nissan workforce, which has now grown above 7,000 for the first time in the plant's 28-year history, supporting a total of more than 40,000 UK automotive industry jobs in design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales. The international economic impact of Qashqai now spreads from Sunderland across the world, with £534 million now invested by Nissan in its development and production, supporting more than 224 suppliers in 22 countries, and exporting to more than 130 global markets. Executive Vice President Mann added: "Behind the rise of Qashqai is the operational excellence of Nissan's design, engineering and manufacturing operations. It gives me great pleasure to return to Sunderland today to thank and pay tribute to the many thousands of colleagues at Nissan and in our supply base who have contributed to this success." The new Nissan Qashqai is built on Sunderland's Line 1, which has been running on 24-hour operations since 2010 to meet demand, and where the 100% electric Nissan LEAF is also made. It is also the first Nissan production vehicle in Europe to be based on the new CMF (Common Module Family) Renault-Nissan Alliance platform.
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Crash proof cars could be on our roads in seven years time. Features such as City Safety, which is a system that uses sensors to warn the driver of an impending frontal collision before performing an emergency stop on the driver's behalf, is already standard in Volvo's V40 vehicles. But researchers are continuing to develop new safety technology, like pedestrian detection, which identifies and judges whether a person is about to step onto the road. Drivers in the future could also have the luxury of reading a newspaper, chatting to their passengers or simply watching the passing view as new technology allows their cars to drive themselves on auto-pilot. Called Platooning, cars are guided by a lead vehicle, which is driven by a professional driver. This car is followed by a succession of other, computer-controlled cars that are electronically tethered in the convoy. Each vehicle in the platoon measures the distance, speed and direction of the vehicle directly in front, adjusting its movements to stay in formation. Early trials of the technology have already taken place in Spain. A recent survey suggests that over a quarter of drivers like the idea of a car that drives itself and more than half would be happy to be driven by autopilot. Forty five per cent said they'd like to see pedestrian protection technology -- Volvo is leading the way here by introducing the World's first pedestrian airbag. Half of those taking part in the survey also said they'd like to see all round cameras fitted to their cars. Since the introduction of the 3 point seatbelt 50 years ago, technology has been driven by consumers' increasing desire for safety. And as the latest advancements show, the new technology which could revolutionise the way we all drive, is just around the corner. For more information visit http://www.volvocars.com/UK
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Celebrated as one of the top programmes for weight loss in the US News & World Report’s 2017 Best Diet rankings, the Volumetrics Weight Control Plan is proof that losing weight does not mean going hungry, according to its creator Professor Barbara Rolls. The Volumetrics Plan is a long-term approach to weight loss and feeling full on far fewer calories. Unlike most fad diets that are all about mood destroying food deprivation, Volumetrics is a science-based strategy focused on the power of feeling full and managing your hunger using high volume and low calorie foods, such as soup and vegetables. Rolls tests how different food properties, such as water content and calorie density, affect how much people eat. Rolls has researched and written over 200 academic papers, and her lab includes a large research kitchen and dining area. Her studies have led to a better understanding of the importance of allowing people to feel fuller both physically and psychologically using foods like soup - which have a high water content and low calorie density. With almost a third of people failing to stick to a diet because they never felt full (30.8%) and persistent hunger pangs causing even those with the strongest willpower to break, the Volumetrics’ diet uses ‘satiety’ as a key ingredient in weight management. Here to deliver her four quick tips for feeling full and losing weight is Barbara Rolls and drinking extra water is not on her list! FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT http://www.heinz.co.uk/ http://nutrition.psu.edu/foodlab/barb... Barbara Rolls, Ph.D and professor of nutritional sciences. Barbara Rolls has spent her career studying eating behaviour and weight management. As professor of nutritional sciences at Penn State University, she carries out research funded by the US National Institutes of Health. Barbara’s lab includes a large research kitchen and dining area testing how different properties of foods affect how much people eat. Barbara’s studies have led to a better understanding of which foods can help curb hunger without adding extra calories focusing on foods, such as soup, which have a high water content and low calorie density which make people feel full – both physically and psychologically. Barbara has a very long and eminent history in the study of human ingestive behaviour. She is the author of more than 250 research articles and six books and has had previous roles as president of both the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviour and the Obesity Society in the US.
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Watch our video to see Alton Tower's new record-breaking ride, The Smiler, in action for the very first time Alton Towers Resort has unveiled the world's first 14 loop rollercoaster, The Smiler. Twice the size of Nemesis, The Smiler has been given the official Guinness World Record for the most loops in a coaster has officially been broken by the UK's number 1 theme park, smashing the previous record of 10. The Smiler, which is Alton Towers Resort's biggest ever investment at £18m, has the equivalent of ten football pitches of ride-track and took over eight months to build. Not for the faint hearted, the marmalising rollercoaster also features a series of twisted psychological effects including optical illusions, blinding lights and jabbing needles designed to mess with your mind. Watch our video to catch the first glimpse of the rider's experience in action and meet the man behind the record breaking rollercoaster. You'll also get to see what impact the 14 loop ride will have on a rider's body and mind through facial recognition technology. See if you can handle it. The Smiler will be open to the public on 23rd May. Some more quirky facts: - The track of 'The Smiler' is equivalent to 78 double decker buses lined up within a row - Track length -- 1,170m. This is 3x the length of Oblivion - Highest drop is 30m, comparable to 17 black cabs stacked up on top of each other - Maximum speed -- approx. 85km/hr. which is 10km/hr. faster than Air - 3,000 hours of manual labour, equal time to flying to Australia 143 times For more information visit http://www.the-smiler.com
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