Factor 001 is the result of a creative project to explore the transfer of design approaches, technology and materials from Formula One (where BERU f1systems is a supplier of various components such as electronics and composites to every team) to mankind's most enduring invention. The bike is a lightweight (under 7 kg including all equipment) carbon fibre monocoque structure, designed using the same powerful modelling and analysis software used to build Formula One cars. The on-board computer and performance monitoring system, incorporating various motorsport-grade sensors, a GPS and a radio transmitter, are integrated into the handlebars and throughout the bike. Factor 001 boasts what are believed to be many firsts for the cycling world:
� Multi-channel electronics package which provides unique ergonometric data collection, logging and analysis capabilities; can correlate biometric data from the rider, physical force data from the bike and environmental data; developed with feedback from professional athletes.
� Carbon ceramic brakes provide endless, exact braking performance at any temperature.
� Almost all original parts; key components designed and manufactured in-house from Formula One-grade materials.
� Fully integrated structure using BERU f1systems' Wire-in-Composite patented technology; load sensors, wiring, batteries, sensors, control cables and lines for the hydraulic braking system are all fully integrated into the composite during construction, to give unparalleled efficiency and durability with a clean, uncluttered appearance.
� Twin-spar frame reduces sideways frame flex and preserves rider comfort.
� 8-spoke monocoque composite wheels deliver high lateral stiffness and robustness for everyday use.
� Bespoke made-to-measure frame (to within 1mm); each customer to experience Formula One-style
�seat fit' process.
'I am very pleased that what started as a clean sheet' design exercise to showcase our expertise in composites and electronics has delivered such a beautifully styled, scientific training device,' says John Bailey, managing director of BERU f1systems. 'Athletes and their trainers now have access to performance enhancement capabilities that are the norm in top-level motorsport, and individuals interested in an exclusive, high end, differentiated bicycle now have a serious alternative.'
Factor 001 will appeal to professional and semi-professional athletes competing at the highest levels in cycling and other sports; as well as personal trainers, fitness camp organisers, and affluent fitness training enthusiasts. One of the key benefits of the bike for riders is its ability to collect laboratory-quality data, while being ridden outdoors. BERU f1systems is already in talks with various sporting bodies about future applications of the data measurement software. Factor 001 is available to order from BERU f1systems now. Pricing will start at under 20,000 while the full version with the software package will cost in excess of 20,000.
It was one minute, where all women present gathered to this impressive deflating of purple balloons.
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The event was organised by the United Nations children's agency UNICEF, which gave each participant a wristband with his or her number in the line and T-shirt certifying participation in the event.
"The latrine was of the same design as we use in third world countries -- a dry latrine -- and we formed the longest queue this morning," UNICEF spokesman Benoit Melebeck said.
"The Guinness Book of Records told us we needed to get at least 500 people in the queue to get the record," he said.
"We have 5,000 children dying every day from the lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene education -- this means one every 20 seconds," he said.
Melebeck said none of the 756 people actually used the latrine, which was a fake.
According to Ba Na Hills Company, the operator of the telpher system, the Guinness World Records organization has recognized two world records related to the Ba Na – Suoi Mo telpher system: The world’s longest one-wire telpher network in the world (5,042.62m) and the telpher with the highest gap between the lowest and the highest stations (1,291.81m).
This telpher also holds the record for the largest departure station in Southeast Asia, which has entertainment facilities, a showroom of photos and objects about Ba Na’s past and present. At the last station, visitors can see one of the largest sitting Buddha statue in Asia, which is 27m high, in the Linh Ung pagoda.
With a total investment capital of VND300 billion, the Ba Na telpher has 24 pillars, 94 cabins, and can serve 1,500 visitors per hour. It takes only15 minutes for visitors to go from the foot of Ba Na Mountain to the Ba Na ecological tourism site, at 1,487m above sea level. This tourist site experiences four seasons within one day, and has an abundant fauna and floral system.
It is expected that Ba Na will welcome approximately 1 million visitors a year, compared to 200,000 in the past, when the telpher was not built.
Envisioned for the two companies by creative agency ‘Neverstop, Inc.’, the fully-operational, scaled-up SCH-r450 mobile phone was fabricated in North Hollywood, California by model-making and set construction studio ‘Merritt Productions, Inc.’
The green hulk of a phone was completed within approximately 5 weeks, and privately verified by Guinness World Records adjudicator Danny Girton Jr. on 4 March at Merritt Productions. The phone was then transported to Chicago, Illinois, where it was publicly unveiled to dozens of curious and excited onlookers. All spectators gathered were also encouraged to make calls or to send text messages from the Guinness World Records certified ‘largest mobile (cell) phone.’
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"This event is pulling together an incredibly diverse group of people from around the world. Everyone from lifelong motorcyclists to environmentally-conscience trend setters are fielding teams. Some are traveling thousands of miles at their own expense for this opportunity to make motorcycle history," said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder, Zero Motorcycles.
Created by company founder, entrepreneur and former NASA engineer Neal Saiki, the Zero Motorcycles' 24 Hours of Electricross will take place in the heart of the Silicon Valley at the 408MX Motocross Track in San Jose, California. Given the grueling nature of this 24-hour endurance race, the limits of competitor's skills and their electric vehicles will be tested as they battle it out for a chance at setting a Guinness World Record. The event is designed to spark competitive innovation in electric vehicles everywhere.
Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution and represents the ultimate electric motorcycle technology. Unencumbered by conventional thinking about how they design, manufacture, and sell high performance electric motorcycles, they are on a mission to turn heads and revolutionize their industry by combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle, with today's most advanced technology. The result is an electric motorcycle line that's insanely fast, and environmentally friendly.
Collaborative efforts between Zero Motorcycles, Blue Ribbon Coalition, California State and Private Parks and numerous industry sponsors have made this seminal event possible.
Sotheby's First-Ever International Auction Series in the Middle East realized $18,001,725 (including buyer's premium). A rare Safavid Silk Velvet Panel from 17th century Iran sparked a bidding battle and was sold for nearly ten times the estimate. The Pearl carpet fetched $4.8m ($5,458,500 including buyer's premium) breaking the world record.
Embroidered with as many as one-and-a-half million of the fabled ‘Basra’ pearls, harvested in the southern Gulf region and along the coasts of Qatar and Bahrain, the bejewelled masterpiece is traditionally believed to have been created as a gift for the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in the holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia and was commissioned by the Maharaja of Baroda, “Gaekwar” Kande Rao,.
The intended gift was clearly never delivered as the Maharaja died before he made the donation and the carpet therefore remained in his family collection for more than 100 years.
The Pearl carpet broke the record held by a silk Isfahan carpet, Silk Safavid Carpet, which went under hammer for $4.45m at Christie's auction, last year.
At the Arts of the Islamic World session, a Safavid work, exhibited for the first time after having resurfaced from a private collection, went under hammer at $3,442,500m.
SHOPPERS in Blackburn have created a new world record — for most kisses in one minute.
Davis set a world record for the second straight day when he won the 1,000 meters on Saturday in the speedskating World Cup, solidifying his place as the fastest mid-distance skater in the sport entering next weekend's world championships.
"Now I have both of my world records back," Davis said.
Davis also won the 1,500 on Friday in world record time and knew he had a shot at the 1,000 on Saturday at the Utah Olympic Oval, one of the fastest tracks in the world. But he didn't know he would be trying to take the record away from American teammate Trevor Marsicano.
Marsicano, a 19-year-old from Ballston Spa, N.Y., became the first skater to go faster than 1:07 with a 1:06.88 — more than 2 seconds faster than his personal best — early in the 1,000 pairings on Saturday.
"I didn't know what to think. I was scared," Davis said. "He didn't skate 1:07 ever. He went straight to 1:06. I knew I had a lot of work to do."
Davis let Marsicano enjoy his time at the top for about 20 minutes, then set the new world record with a time of 1:06.42 — 0.46 seconds faster.
Davis knew he had the record as he glided around the ice in front of the U.S. fans, who had barely stopped cheering Marsicano's mark.
"I had it for a short matter of time. I'm the first guy to go under 1:07. I'm still very happy with it," Marsicano said. "It feels great. It's just a big confidence builder for me knowing I can be right there with these guys next week."
Marsicano nearly crashed on his final lap, but dropped his hand to regain his balance and pushed his way through the rest of the race. He saw he had the record, but knew Davis was still scheduled to go in the final pairing.
Marsicano finished second to Davis for the second day in a row. He also knocked almost 3 seconds off his time in the 1,500 on Friday.
In the women's 500 meters, China's Wang Beixing upset Jenny Wolf of Germany, winning with a time of 37.25. Wolf was 0.14 seconds behind and failed to win the 500 for just the third time in the World Cup season. Canada's Kristina Groves wrapped up the World Cup title in the 1,500 by winning Saturday with a time of 1:54.08.
Sven Kramer of the Netherlands, the top distance skater in the world, won the 5,000 in 6:06.64. Havard Bokko of Norway was second (6:09.94), followed by Carl Verheijen of the Netherlands (6:13.17).
Marsicano finished the weekend with another personal best in the 5,000 by more than 8 seconds, finishing in 6:16.56.
Saturday was the end of the World Cup season. The skaters head to Vancouver next week for the world championships.
"Next week is the real test because it's going to be on the same ice the 2010 Olympics are going to be on and it's going to be slow ice," Davis said.
This will be featured in the forthcoming edition of the Limca Book of Records that will be released on March 19, 2009. Motilal Oswal Securities Limited has also received a certificate from the editor of the publication, in recognition of this achievement.
Commenting on this unique development, Mr. Motilal Oswal, Chairman and Managing Director said, "We are delighted with this acknowledgment by Limca Book Of Records. This development recognizes our endeavors to ensure highest levels of customer focus and responsiveness that has always been our primary objective.
Our state-of-the-art dealing room with superior features has also significantly enhanced employee productivity and facilitated greater overall growth and efficiency. This acknowledgment further strengthens our commitment to deliver better services to our customers and ensure greater receptiveness to their needs as we move forward."
The dealing room that is spread over 26,000 sq feet at Malad was inaugurated on March 11 2008 by Mr. Motilal Oswal and Mr. Raamdeo Agrawal, Director & Co-Founder, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited. About 20,000 sq ft of space is devoted to dealing and advisory activities that make it the largest dealing room in the country.
This facility houses 385 dealers and advisors to support the company"s equities, derivatives, arbitrage, equity sales and advisory businesses. It is also equipped with the most ultra modern state-of-the-art infrastructure including a high speed network, 34 MB lease line with 34 MB back up and video conferencing facilities between the company"s strategy and research team. The office also provides dual LCD screens to every dealer and 24hrs power backup.
MOSL"s state-of-the-art dealing room also comprises a well-stocked library and a training room for the staff. A recreation room with indoor games and a terrace cafe provide the perfect working ambiance that allows employees to work in a de-stressed environment.
The stock closed on Friday at Rs.56.70, up by Rs.0.15 or 0.27%. The stock hit an intraday high of Rs.60 and low of Rs.51.50.
The total traded quantity was 10783 compared to 2 week average of 7301.
Pankratova, who stands 6 foot 5 inches tall, stepped up for the cause at Kiehl’’s flagship store at 109 3rd Ave.
“It’’s really going to benefit and raise some money. It’’s a little bit unusual but in that way, it’’s a lot of fun,” the New York Daily News quoted Pankratova, as saying.
For every stroke, Kiehl’’s would donate 44 dollars to the organization, while promoting the re-launch of its shaving cream.
She finished at 58 strokes and raised 2,552 dollars. Girls from the club clamored around the 6-foot-5 Pankratova along with the media, counting down the strokes and calculating the final amount.
The money will help the Girls” Club art and photography classes as well as keeping some of their annual trips alive.
The 36-year-old Russian model was glad to contribute for the cause.
“It’’s a great experience. I wouldn”t do it just to show off my legs, but if it benefits a lot of people it’’s very good,” said Pankratova.
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This was the latest in a long list of new records achieved in Dubai and Guinness World Records is hoping there are many more to come.”
Uribe earned the Guinness World Record as the world's heaviest man in 2006, when he tipped the scales at 1,230 pounds. He claims to have since shed more than 500 pounds after making a public call for help.
Uribe, known as Meme to his friends, even has a name for his new ride.
"My friends call it the Meme-Mobile, just like the Batmobile," he said.
The minivan is being converted into an open-air, flatbed pickup of sorts. Manuel says he will put a bed on the back of the van to drive around town, with his new wife at the wheel. When at home, he will hang out in a remodeled garage that will include a forklift to help raise his regular bed up to the level of his car bed, allowing him to switch locations from time to time.
Uribe said that, with the new car, he plans to start up an auto parts business. And Uribe's wife, Claudia Solis, said the two are even thinking about making a trip to the beach in May.
Uribe married Solis in October, and the wedding was one of the few times he has left his home in recent years.
Wearing his trademark sunglasses and a silver-embroidered black military-style jacket, the King of Pop said his series of shows in July will be his "final curtain call" in the British capital.
"This is it," Jackson said in a brief statement punctuated by the squeals of fans who gathered inside the massive O2 Arena in southeast London on Thursday. "And when I say this is it, I mean this is it."
Although Jackson said the shows would be his last in London, his statement left the door open for further concerts elsewhere. Promoter AEG Live told the BBC the shows might be part of a bigger, final world tour.
An hour and a half late, Jackson appeared at the O2 — where the series of 10 concerts are due to be staged this summer — to announce the gigs.
More than 300 journalists had been marshaled to capture the event, even though news of the concerts had leaked out to the media days before. A telegenic army of screaming fans was there to greet their star — although many in the crowd said they were there to catch a live show due to play shortly after the announcement.
The hours spent waiting frayed some tempers and a few fans shouted obscenities at journalists being escorted in ahead of them for the announcement. But most were just happy to catch a glimpse of Jackson.
"I've always been a fan ever since I was really little — his music and the way he moves," said 21-year-old student Shellie Watson. When asked if Jackson — who was almost Watson's age when he released "Thriller" in 1982 — still had star power, she said "100 percent."
"Thriller" is still the best-selling album of all time, but Jackson — who has sold more than 750 million albums and won 13 Grammys — has not performed a major concert since 2001.
Tickets priced between 50 pounds and 75 pounds ($70 and $105), are expected to sell quickly for the shows, despite concerns the 50-year-old star may not be up for a return to the spotlight.
The King of Pop has been plagued by financial, legal, and medical woes for years, and a previous attempt to relaunch Jackson's career collapsed amid reports of ill health and court action.
Jackson has appeared in public rarely since being acquitted of child molestation in California in 2005, and he has struggled to pay his debts — last year, he was forced to give up the deed to Neverland, his 2,500-acre (1,000 hectare) ranch and miniature amusement park in California.
On Wednesday, Jackson launched a lawsuit against an auction house to stop the scheduled sale of more than 2,000 personal items from Neverland, including platinum and gold records, a customized Harley Davidson and a Rolls Royce limousine.
The O2 has become a venue of choice for big-name acts and comeback performers. Britney Spears is due to play there for eight nights in June, Prince did a 21-day series of shows at the arena in 2007, and Led Zeppelin played a one-off reunion gig there the same year.
The concerts — possibly followed by other gigs and a 3-D movie based on "Thriller" — could end up netting Jackson more than $400 million, Randy Phillips, the chief executive of AEG Live, was quoted by the BBC as saying.
That would be welcome news for Jackson, who has been entangled in lawsuits for years, but whether he is up for a world tour remains to be seen. Jackson's recent work has been uneven: His last live performance in Britain was at the 2006 World Music Awards, but only managed a few lines of "We Are the World" before leaving the stage.
A video of Jackson trying to record a new single, shown at a British court last year when Jackson was being sued for breach of contract, showed him struggling to keep up his powerful vocals.
Rebecca Kellner, 17, said it didn't matter really matter how Jackson sang — the fans would come.
"He's not the greatest singer and maybe not the greatest person," she said. "But he's Michael."
The 60-year-old beat comic Ronnie Corbett to second place followed by actor Bill Nighy, while US President Barack Obama grabbed the fourth spot.
The Prince of Wales was hailed for his sense of style depicted from his double breasted suits, by Saville Row tailors Gieves and Hawkes, to his accessories such as a pocket handkerchief, silk tie and John Lobb shoes.
"He is perfectly turned out in a double-breasted suit," News.com.au quoted the magazine judges as saying.
"Admirably, the Prince keeps his wardrobe in appropriate style: we''re told he has a room laid out like a tailor''s shop," the judges added.
The British heir to the throne also left behind tennis ace Roger Federer, actor Adrien Brody and Kuwaiti royal Sheikh Majed al-Sabah to grab the honour.
Esquire editor Jeremy Langmead said: "It''s the men who dress like grown-ups who really caught the judge''s eyes this year; as well as those who have developed their own distinctive style and stuck with it.
"I love the fact that we have such a diverse list: from artists to royals, to one of the Two Ronnies."
Sushma has been recognised as the youngest candidate to have passed the high school examination at the age of seven years, three months and 28 days, college authorities said.
On the basis of her nomination sent by the college authorities, the Limca Book of Records has issued a certificate recognising Sushma's achievement, which reached the college authorities on Friday.
The little girl has broken the record of child prodigy Tathagat Tulsi from Bihar, who passed his high school examination at the age of nine and is a Guiness Book record holder.
The girl, who completed her early education at home, enrolled at St Meera's Inter College as a class ninth student two years back and appeared in the high school examination with special permission from the education department.
Sushma's achievement has already been recognised by Japan's Tokyo Broadcasting Corporation which has included her in its list of child prodigies.
"It is only due to my teachers and the college that I have been able to enter the Limca book of records," Sushma said when asked to comment on her feat.
The marvellous feat of Mulky Raghunandana Srinivas Kamath in making an ice cream slab of strawberry flavour that was 12 feet long with equal width, 5 feet height and two and half feet thickness, weighing 3,000 kilograms has entered the prestigious Limca Book of Records, and perhaps this is the first such feat in the entire world.
Raghunandan, who made an imprint of his own brand of quality and taste in the metro by starting Kamath Ourtimes Icecreams Pvt Ltd about 25 years ago in Charkop, Kandivli (west) and earned a large fan following for his products, took up the above project to celebrate the silver jubilee anniversary of his company.
Raghunandan, who has emerged as a successful Coastal Karnataka entrepreneur in the city, has also created ice cream in jack fruit flavour, for introducing the flavour and taste of this fruit that is available in abundance in his native place to the citizens of the metro, in the silver jubilee year of his concern. Thus, he has added another feather to his cap of achievements.
Natural Ice Cream Company directors Pushpalatha R Kamath, Srinivas R Kamath, Siddanth R Kamath and others were present at the silver jubilee celebrations. Natural Ice Cream has 52 branches in the metro, Thane, Pune and Ahmedabad. Raghunandan is a nature lover, who has set up his dream project, ‘Lands Flavour Resort’, by the side of Mangalore-Bantwal national highway in Adyar village, which is designed to introduce to its guests, an experience of the rich traditions of this part of the world. He has also asked the Kannadigas settled in Mumbai to come to his resort and enjoy the unique experience.
Dorfmann, 48, has as many as 6,025 of the iconic dolls.
The obsessed Barbie fan has accommodated the dolls in a bedroom, her cellar and half the kitchen in her house.
She plans a collection of at least 10,000 dolls.
`There`s probably nothing I don`t know about Barbie,` the Mirror quoted her as saying.
`I guess I`m obsessive but I have just liked them since I was a little girl. People say I look like Barbie - although I don`t go out of my way to look like her. My hair is naturally blonde,` she added.
As the Barbie turns 50 next month, Dorfmann has decided to move her own birthday two days further so that they can celebrate on the same day.
`Barbie`s birthday is on March 9 and mine`s on March 7, but I thought we might as well have a party on the same day. Barbie`s got a better figure than me but I think we`ve both aged well,` she said.
`There`s nothing I would change about Barbie. I know her legs are too long and her feet too small, but that makes her Barbie,` she added.
As the personal photographer of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Trawi felt a strong attachment to the reconstruction project, and wanted to ensure that recognition of Hariri's contribution to the city lives on. "When he died I was thinking about how I could do something in his memory, and about how he rebuilt Beirut," Trawi said.
The oversized book certainly magnifies the results of Hariri's project, with 304 pages that are 3.85 meters wide and 2.77 meters tall. Weighing in at 1,060 kilograms, it took three and a half months to print.
"Ayman came to us with his idea and we sent him our guidelines for creating a book large enough to break the world record," said Talal Omar, London-based Adjudication Executive of the Guinness World Records. "He loved his book and like this he made sure that it will live on forever," Omar added.
The last book to break the Guinness World Record was published in 1976 in Denver, Colorado, in the United States, under the title of "The Super Book," which measured 3.07 meters wide and 2.74 meters tall with 252.6 kilograms of weight spread over 300 pages.
Trawi and his landmark book are set to travel to multiple destinations around the world in the upcoming year, with one of the first stops being at the Louvre museum in Paris, France. "This book is a cultural window [into Lebanon] ... like when you elect an ambassador to the world, it's something relative to that," stated Guinness World Records account manager Chantal Tohme.
Tourism Ministry General Director Nada Sardouk saw the value of the book not so much in its size, but in its ability to spark interest in Lebanon by generating positive publicity for the country. "It's not only about the world's largest book, it's also about the reconstruction, and if that gets people talking about Beirut, that's good for us," she said.
Holding onto one end of the measuring tape for a symbolic photo shoot with Omar, Trawi beamed with satisfaction at the level of local media interest in his accomplishment.
Asked how he felt after breaking the world record, he proudly replied, "I feel I did my job for Lebanon ... and for Rafik Hariri."
The book will be included in the 2010 Arabic edition of the Guinness World Records.