Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Alonso for Ferrari, Raikkonen for McLaren

It looks like the long running saga of the Formula 1 driver's seat for Ferrari and Mclaren has come to an end.

The Formula 1 legendary team, Ferrari which is struggling for points this season with the absence of Fellipe Massa, has chosen its drivers for the 2010 Formula 1 Season. Ferrari president Domenicali didn't role out Massa making a return to the cockpit for the final race of 2009 in Abu Dhabi. So it's going to be either Kimi Raikkonnen or Giancarlo Fisichella, who is going to lose their seat.

And guess who is going to step in? It's Renault's Fernando Alonso. Ferrari has inked a whooping $40 Million deal for the two-time World Champion. Fisichella will be Ferrari's Test Driver. So what about Kimi?

Well, it has been smelled that both Mclaren and Brawn are interested in "The Ice Man". Mclaren which had a long relationship with Kimi, looks the most likely because it appears that Santander has been involved in the funding of the transfer, by settling Raikkonen's final year salary at Ferrari and they will have a sponsor presence on the McLaren during the 2010 season, so they stand to get some return on their investment which they would not do if he went to Brawn.
So its going to be like this the next season:

Fellipe Massa & Fernando Alonso
Lewis Hamilton & Kimi Raikkonnen

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The World’s Tallest Man

Bao Xishun, has no regrets for losing his guinness world record. Few days back, The Guinness Book of World Records has certified that 27-year-old Sultan Kosen from Turkey is the world’s tallest man. Sultan Kosen is eight feet and one inch tall!!! What does Kosen want to do with his new fame? Here is Mr. Tall's cool reply,

“The first thing I want to do is have a car that I can fit in, but more than that I want to get married,” he said.

“Up until now it’s been really difficult to find a girlfriend. I’ve never had one, they were usually scared of me. I’m hoping now I will find one.”

He went on: “Hopefully now that I’m famous I’ll be able to meet lots of girls. I’d like to get married.”

All the best Sultan Kosen :)...... U wil find your Girl & Car Soon!!! :).........

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Harley Davidson bikes in India

Almost two decades ago the American government banned the sale of Indian mangoes in the US, on account of the 'excess pesticides' Indian farmers use.

But since the ban has now been lifted, and Indian mangoes are now readily exported to the US, India in return has reversed the ban on importing two wheelers that are more than 800cc to the Indian market. So that means the monstrous engines of the Harley Davidson are ready to storm to India.

On Thursday the official website of Harley Davidson announced that its cruiser motorbikes will arrive in the fast-emerging and promising Indian market, however no word yet on how much the bikes will cost in India. Our guess is that they will be priced upwards of Rs 15 lakhs, especially since the lowest end Harley in the US costs about $12,000. Although to gain a profit, the Indian goevernment is forced to impose excise duties on 800cc+ motorcycles. Japanese bike giant Yamaha also had a tough time launching the saucy YZF-R1 and the MT-01 in India as it had to overcome the import trade policy. Honda and Suzuki also have made their foray by bringing some of their international bikes to India.

The Harley Davidson range of bikes remain to be the most popular cruiser bikes in the world and the deep pocketed Indian junta will be more than happy to snap up a Harley or two. Check back this space for more on the Harley Davidson bikes in India.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Mardan Palace - The Most Expensive Hotel In Europe

The Mardan Palace Hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in the Mediterranean region, was opened in the popular Turkish resort town of Antalya costing nearly 1.5 billion USD. The most expensive hotels in Europe Mardan Palace includes a total 560 rooms, cost from $475 up to $ 19,000 per night. The most expensive rooms have a pool, a concert grand piano, huge TV and a toilet with a remote control.

Champagne costs 25 pounds a glass, toilets are remote-controlled, guests select linen and pillow firmness from a ‘pillow menu’ alongside each bed and the private beach has been created from 9,000 tons of the silkiest white sand imported from Egypt.

The hotel itself – where suites cost up to 11,500 pounds a night – is a temple to bling, fitted out with 2,500 tons of gold, 500,000 crystals and 23,000 square metres of Italian marble. The inaugural party was held at the 800 million pounds worth luxury resort in Antalya, Turkey that had an opening party attended by the likes of Richard Gere, Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey

Click here to visit the official website of The Mardan Palace
I am sure you will like the website, which is completely designed in Flash

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Most Expensive Home In The World

Name : Updown Court
Cost : $139 million (£75 million)
Place : Windlesham, England

Thanks to shifting exchange rates, Updown Court is still, it appears, the most expensive home in the world. And no wonder: The unlived-in mansion encompasses 103 rooms, five swimming pools and its own 50-seat screening room. The property oozes opulence, from the 24-carat-gold leafing on the library floor to the heated marble driveway. With your own squash court, bowling alley and tennis court, you may never need to leave-except to visit the queen at nearby Windsor Castle. It is listed with Hamptons International and Savills

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

World's Most Expensive Cities To Live

The 20 most expensive cities in the world, according to the cost of items including clothing, entertainment, food, household goods, housing, and transportation:

  1. Tokyo, Japan

  2. Osaka, Japan

  3. Moscow, Russia

  4. Geneva, Switzerland

  5. Hong Kong

  6. Zurich, Switzerland

  7. Copenhagen, Denmark

  8. New York City, USA

  9. Beijing, China

  10. Singapore

  11. Milan, Italy

  12. Shanghai, China

  13. Paris, France

  14. Oslo, Norway

  15. Caracas, Venezuela

  16. London, U

  17. Tel Aviv, Israel

  18. Rome, Italy

  19. Helsinki, Finland

  20. Dubai, UAE

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to Internet

The 'Internet' turned 40 today. It may sound strange, but today it is quite impossible to think of world without the 'World Wide Web'.

On Sept 2, 1969, around about 20 people gathered in a lab at the University of California, Los Angeles and two bulky computers were used to pass test data through a 15-foot gray cable. That was the beginning of the Internet. Now, 40 years later, we take a look at the Internet timeline.

Key milestones in the development and growth of the Internet

1969: On September 2, two computers at University of California, Los Angeles, exchange meaningless data in first test of Arpanet, an experimental military network. The first connection between two sites UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California takes place on October 29, though the network crashes after the first two letters of the word "logon." UC Santa Barbara and University of Utah later join.

1970: Arpanet gets first East Coast node, at Bolt, Beranek and Newman in Cambridge, Mass.

1972: Ray Tomlinson brings e-mail to the network, choosing "at" symbol as way to specify e-mail addresses belonging to other systems.

1973: Arpanet gets first international nodes, in England and Norway.

1974: Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn develop communications technique called TCP, allowing multiple networks to understand one another, creating a true Internet. Concept later splits into TCP/IP before formal adoption on January 1, 1983.

1983: Domain name system is proposed. Creation of suffixes such as ".com," ''.gov" and ".edu" comes a year later.

1988: One of the first Internet worms, Morris, cripples thousands of computers.

1989: Quantum Computer Services, now AOL, introduces America Online service for Macintosh and Apple II computers, beginning an expansion that would connect nearly 27 million Americans online by 2002.

1990: Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web while developing ways to control computers remotely at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

1993: Marc Andreessen and colleagues at University of Illinois create Mosaic, the first Web browser to combine graphics and text on a single page, opening the Web to the world with software that is easy to use.

1994: Andreessen and others on the Mosaic team form a company to develop the first commercial Web browser, Netscape, piquing the interest of Microsoft Corp. and other developers who would tap the Web's commerce potential. Two immigration lawyers introduce the world to spam, advertising their green card lottery services.

1995: Amazon.com Inc. opens its virtual doors.

1996: Passage of US law curbing pornography online. Although key provisions are later struck down as unconstitutional, one that remains protects online services from liability for their users' conduct, allowing information and misinformation to thrive.

1998: Google Inc. forms out of a project that began in Stanford dorm rooms. US government delegates oversight of domain name policies to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Justice Department and 20 states sue Microsoft, accusing the maker of the ubiquitous Windows operating system of abusing its market power to thwart competition from Netscape and others.

1999: Napster popularizes music file-sharing and spawns successors that have permanently changed the recording industry. World Internet population surpasses 250 million.

2000: The dot-com boom of the 1990s becomes a bust as technology companies slide. Amazon.com, eBay and other sites are crippled in one of the first widespread uses of the denial-of-service attack, which floods a site with so much bogus traffic that legitimate users cannot visit.

2002: World Internet population surpasses 500 million.

2006: World Internet population surpasses 1 billion.

2008: World Internet population surpasses 1.5 billion. China's Internet population reaches 250 million, surpassing the United States as the world's largest. Netscape's developers pull the plug on the pioneer browser, though an offshoot, Firefox, remains strong. Major airlines intensify deployment of Internet service on flights.


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