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Neuro Angle Rod Curling Iron

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Neuro® Angle Rod Curling Iron lets you flex your style for perfect beach waves and loose curls. With four different rod positions to choose from, this 1” extra-long barrel curling iron features patent-pending adjustable technology that allows you to position the rod where you need it for easy hairstyling and customized results without straining your shoulders and wrists. With one click, the rod angles from 90° to 180° for easy styling. In just seconds, it heats up to 450 degrees, saving you time when you’re on the go, yet it’s perfectly safe for delicate strands. Its premium IsoTherm titanium barrel protects hair from heat damage. Dual voltage for world-wide use. Includes a FREE Neuro™ Protect HeatCTRL® Iron Hairspray (1.5 oz.).

Awards and Features:

  • Allure’s 2018 Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award
  • Self’s 2018 Healthy Beauty Award for Best Curling Iron
  • Refinery29.com’s 2018 Beauty Innovator Award

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Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa in Greece

The VIP Experience That Outshines with Paros Island Luxuries

Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa in Greece Offers a Stay Like no Other

If you are looking for something beyond a great Greek island holiday, Yria Island Boutique Hotel & Spa in Paros is the one raising the bar higher. One-of-a-kind service, uniquely-designed accommodation, luxury comforts and the strong connection to Paros island running through all aspects of the hotel, are what sets Yria apart.   

A VIP Approach

At Yria each and every guest is treated like a VIP. The Yria team strives to pamper you at every moment of your stay and personalises its service to your unique needs. All requests are treated with utmost importance and the aim is to meet them all, regardless of how big or small. Your world becomes a world of royalty, an unforgettable experience! 

Unique Luxe Accommodation

Every room at Yria is unique. Refined furniture and artistic decor have been hand-picked individually for each room. Sleek marble never fails to impress and walls are graced with paintings of famous Greek artists. Choose from a variety of rooms, including spacious doubles amongst landscaped gardens and two-storey family maisonettes to elegant suites with private pools.

Homegrown Fine Dining

Dining at Yria’s Nefeli Restaurant couldn’t get any fresher. Paros specialities and Mediterranean delicacies are cooked up with fruits and vegetables from the hotel’s own gardens, meaning they’re seasonal and organic! Meat is locally farmed and seafood from the surrounding Aegean Sea. Even the honey comes from Yria’s own bee hives.

Open-air Spa Retreat

The Astir Spa combines the best of both Greek and Asian spa elements. Surrounded by olive and fruit trees, the Greek outdoor beauty is grasped through an Asian-style open-air design. Treatments are a combination of Asian techniques and natural, pure Greek ingredients. Hidden in the hotel garden, the spa offers a peaceful environment that’s ideal for its yoga classes. And if you’re celebrating something special, head down to the Asian style open-air spa suite for an exclusive treatment or romantic couples’ package.

The Paros Connection

22,000 sqm of vineyards, trees and wildlife with Parasporos beach by its side means Yria is in one of Paros’ best spots. Yet the focus on heritage and connection to Paros is taken further with locally sourced materials in the hotel, such as the iconic Parian marble. Even its name ‘Yria’ is inspired by the historic name for the island of Paros from the time of antiquity.

Ready for a one-of-a-kind luxury experience? Visit http://www.yriahotel.gr/ to book.

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Sainsbury’s launches affordable summer clubs

£9.9 Billion spent on childcare in the UK each Summer Holiday

Sainsbury’s launches affordable summer clubs as study reveals soaring cost of childcare

Working parents to fork out on average £34 a day for each child

83% of parents will spend up to £50 per day this summer on entertaining their child

Scotland and the South East spend most over summer holidays, coughing up over £1,000 over six weeks

Sainsbury’s has launched Active Kids Holiday Clubs, weekly summer camps which cost £7.50 per child per day, including a healthy lunch and snacks

Monday 29th April: Working parents are set to fork out £34 per day during the summer holidays for each child, a new study by Sainsbury’s has revealed today. What’s more, based on that daily fee, childcare over the whole holidays (six weeks) will reach an astonishing £9.9 billion for families across the UK.*

The supermarket, which today opened bookings for its new Active Kids Holiday Clubs, found that working parents of two or more children racked up the biggest bill over the holidays – forking out for entertainment, food and clothes to the tune of £643 over the six-week break.

The study also found that 74% of parents were seriously concerned about how they could cover the cost of childcare this summer.

Recent years have also seen a spark in ‘electronic babysitting’ – where parents turn to leaving their kids in front of the TV or games consoles in an attempt to keep them entertained. In fact, a child in the UK spends an average of 174 hours either watching TV or playing video games over the summer break, with a third (34%) of children spending between three and four hours per day, in front of their screens. 

Sainsbury’s has launched Active Kids Holiday Clubs, weekly summer camps that have been designed as part of a trial to encourage kids from 5-15 years to be more active and healthier during the summer holidays, at affordable prices for parents.

The clubs, run in partnership with UK Active and available in 70 locations across the UK as part of the trial, will offer a wide range of activities. These include sports such as gymnastics, tennis, cricket, dodgeball and football alongside active play, dance and arts and crafts, to help keep the kids entertained this summer. 

As part of Sainsbury’s commitment to helping its customers live well for less, Active Kids Holiday Club places are just £7.50 per child per day, including a day jam packed with activities, a healthy lunch and snacks.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We know from speaking to parents that the summer holidays can be a difficult and expensive time to keep children entertained. We are very excited to launch the trial of our Active Kids Holiday Clubs, which have been designed to help keep kids active and healthy over the holidays.

“With many parents spending £34 per day on childcare, we hope that our new clubs will provide parents with a cost-effective alternative to help keep the kids entertained this summer.”

To book a space at Sainsbury’s Active Kids Holiday Clubs this summer, customers can sign up from today via: https://activekids.sainsburys.co.uk/

The holiday clubs will be hosted by Premier Education, one of the leading holiday club providers in the UK. They will provide action-packed programmes that are delivered by fully accredited UK Active KIDS Code of Practice professionals and will be supported by trained and accredited young leaders from the local community.

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Neuro HALO Heat Tools

INTRODUCING THE NEW NEURO® HALO HEAT TOOLS

Meet the future of hairstyling: the Neuro®  Halo Touchscreen Dryer and 1″ Styling Iron.

Using art and architecture, world-renowned designer Karim Rashid created a collection of smart and stylish heat tools that will revolutionise the way we style hair. 

Create the perfect blowout with the Neuro®  Halo Touchscreen Dryer:

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Hinch yourself Happy by Mrs Hinch

All the best cleaning tips to shine your sink and soothe your soul.

Discover how to transform your home.

Cleaning doesn’t have to be that job you dread. Not when Mrs Hinch is here to show you her sparkly ways!

Mrs Hinch has taken the nation by storm with her infectiously addictive charm, clever cleaning hacks and her passionate belief in the life-changing magic of tidying.

With the help of her cloth family, Mrs Hinch will help you turn your house into a home. Whether you’re a daily duster or looking for a monthly makeover, Hinch Yourself Happy shows you how to create not only a cleaner house, but a calmer you.

Available now at Waterstones
https://www.waterstones.com/book/hinch-yourself-happy/mrs-hinch/9780241399750

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The Conference and Hospitality Show

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CHS ROCKS!

The Conference and Hospitality Show exceeds 2018 target with 19% visitor growth.

2019 is set to be our biggest year yet…

The Conference and Hospitality Show is now in its 10th year and we have established a track record of attracting high-quality meeting and event professionals and over 70% of our visitors are pre-qualified for VIP status.

If you are a venue or meetings industry supplier and want to meet with genuine event organisers, then the Conference and Hospitality Show offers a cost-effective and successful platform to promote your business to a national audience of event professionals.

CHS19 will connect exhibitors with more than 800 key buyers from across the UK.  Whether you are a small independent venue looking to raise the profile of your business outside of your local area or you’re part of a large chain and wish to promote a number of venues to new buyers, CHS19 will form an essential part of many exhibitors’ marketing plans.

CHS19 offers a stress and hassle free exhibition. We appreciate how time-consuming it can be to organise your display stands so once again you can take advantage of our package which includes us organising, printing and setting up your display area so it’s all ready and waiting for you on the morning of the exhibition. CHS19 is a one-day event which helps to limit precious time away from the office whilst maximising exposure of your venue/services to relevant buyers.

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Hygiene heroes and Hinchers unite!

First and only proven antimicrobial surface coatings for home and tech launch this month.

Established international supplier of antimicrobial cases and screen protectors for smartphones and other consumer electronics, bioarmor Europe, is announcing the launch of a new range of wipe-on, antimicrobial coatings for home surfaces and tech products.

Catering to the fast-growing markets of ‘health conscious’ consumers and ‘cool again cleaning fanatics’, bioarmor-nano is the first and only wipe-on product proven to continually reduce up to 99.99% of harmful microbes (including E. coli and MRSA, mold and fungus) for up to three months. This is thanks to a nano-sized active antimicrobial particle (silver) contained within the super thin liquid glass coating.

Developed on the back of research that found the average smartphone contains 10 times more germs than a toilet seat[i] and, despite being regularly wiped down, kitchen worktops contain an average of 1,736 bacteria per square inch, bioarmor-nano offers consumers a quick, easy and affordable method of keeping harmful bugs at bay. The coatings also guard against accidental damage and provide hydrophobic protection too; creating smoother surfaces for dirt and grime to slide right off with just a gentle wipe.

This represents an easy upsell opportunity for network stores, as well as a solid stand-alone sale opportunity for all retailers keen to offer customers a fairly-priced, innovative and ‘on-trend’ product backed by an established UK brand, as John Shaw, founder of bioarmor Europe explains: “Using our five years’ experience selling antimicrobial protective cases and screen covers in the UK and USA, via leading retailers such as EE, O2, Asda, Tesco and John Lewis, we recognised a gap in the market.

“Consumers are arguably more health conscious than ever before. There’s also a massive trend to be capitalised upon, with cleaning ranked as one of the biggest social media trends of last year and key ‘influencers’ like Mrs Hinch attracting 2.4 million followers on Instagram and topping the Sunday Times Bestseller table with her debut book, Hinch yourself Happy.

“bioarmor-nano surface coatings play right into this sweet spot, providing consumers with the next big thing in cleaning, which is why we feel confident that our unique products will fly off the shelves. It’s also why we’re investing in creating strong market awareness from the get-go and actively seeking retailers and distributors to join us on our journey and benefit from the generous margins and exciting promotions we’ll be offering as standard.”

The electronic device range RRP is from £12.99 and contains enough product to cover up to six devices, or the equivalent of 1m2. The home range RRP is from £19.99 and contains enough product to cover all non-painted surfaces in the average kitchen or bathroom, up to 3m2.

bioarmor-nano will be available for consumers to purchase online at Amazon.co.uk and via  bioarmor-nano.com from 1st May.

To find out more or enquire about becoming a supplier of bioarmor-nano products, please contact: info.europe@bioarmor-nano.com

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PERSONALISED MEDICINES ARE A STEP CLOSER WITH XAAR 1201 PRINTHEAD

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The Xaar 1201 printhead is proving instrumental in helping Nottingham-based research organisation, Added Scientific, establish the suitability of inkjet printing in the manufacture of personalised pharmaceutical pills, where dosages could be tailored to individuals on an industrial scale.

Building on research conducted by the University of Nottingham, where excipients (everything but the active pharmaceutical ingredient [API]) have been developed, Added Scientific initiated a project with its collaborators Xaar and AstraZeneca to look at the long-term scalability and suitability of inkjet printing in dispensing APIs. The project was funded under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Medicines Manufacturing Challenge, with support from Innovate UK.

“Inkjet printing offers the ability to digitally control the printing with its precision placement of tiny droplets a few picolitres in size and the capability to place multiple materials to create complex multi-functional objects in 2D & 3D,” comments Craig Sturgess, Research Manager for Added Scientific.

“Trial research carried out previously has shown that inkjet offers a real potential for printed medicines. This project was designed to answer questions pharmaceutical companies have around the suitability of inkjet printing in dispensing APIs at a scale that made both manufacturing and economic sense.”

Utilising the Xaar 1201 printhead with one of the formulations developed at the University of Nottingham, the project evaluated the impact on the API as well as the printhead’s ability to operate in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) conditions whilst also determining if the formulation had an effect on the printhead life. Alongside these experimental trials, data from conventional tablet manufacturing from AstraZeneca was evaluated against inkjet printing process times.

Results from this pilot project found that, in production trials of 1000 dosage forms manufactured in batches of 100, there were significant time-savings in unit process times from inkjet printing when compared to traditional manufacturing methods with no issues or interaction with the API in the Xaar 1201 printhead or impact on the printhead’s life.

“The Xaar 1201 is ideal for a wide range of industrial applications including Advanced Manufacturing due to its ability to print fluids with a range of viscosities, reactivity and conductivity,” says Mike Seal, Business Development Manager, Advanced Manufacturing, at Xaar.  “This pilot project has demonstrated the Xaar 1201’s versatility for pharmaceuticals and how inkjet printing is proving itself to have the potential to drive innovation as well as efficiencies in many areas of 21st century life.”

“These are exciting times,” concludes Craig. “Our project has clearly shown that printing personalised medicines – with all their advantages of dose and design freedom – is no longer just a theory, but a scalable and economic reality for pharmaceutical companies and we look forward to extended trials to confirm these findings.”

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