Tuesday, May 31, 2011
10. 1907BA/12 Breguet pocket watch- $ 734,000
9. Blancpain 1735, Grande complication: $ 800,000
8. Louis Moinet Magistralis: $ 860,000
7. Hublot Bang Caviar Black: $ 1,000,000
6. The Chopard Super Ice Cube: $ 1.1 million
5. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon: $ 1,300,000
4. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile: $ 1,500,000
3. Patek Philippe World Time Platinum: $ 4,000,000
2. Patek Philippe Supercomplication: $ 11,000,000
1. 201-carat Chopard: $ 25,000,000
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Robert Kuok Net Worth In May 2011: $12.5 Million (USD)
Robert Kuok Hock Nien (6 October 1923) is an influential Malaysian Chinese businessman. According to Forbes his net worth is estimated to be around $12.5 billion on May 2011, making him the richest person in Malaysia.
Robert Kuok is media-shy and discreet; most of his businesses are privately held by him or his family. Apart from a multitude of businesses in Malaysia, his companies have investments in many countries throughout Asia. His business interests range from sugarcane plantations, sugar refineries, flour milling, animal feed, oil, mining, finance, hotels, properties, trading, freight and publishing. He was a student from the prestigious school Raffles Institution.
Final Match held at Chennai chepauk Stadium 28/05/2011
Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
CSK won the Toss And Elected to bat first.
First Batting : CSK – 205/5 (20 overs)
Murali and Hussey Scored 130 runs For 1st Wicket Partnership. Murali vijay Scored
95 runs from just 52 balls.
Second Batting : RCB – 147/8 (20 overs)
CSK Won By 58 runs.
Finally Chennai Super Kings Retain No.1 Position In IPL Champion League.
List Of Prize Awards For Various Category In IPL 4 2011:
IPL 4 Champion League Winner : Chennai Super Kings ($2.8 Million USD)
IPL 4 Champion League Runner : Royal Challengers Bangalore ($1.4 Million USD)
IPL 4 Champion League Leading Run Scorer : Chris Gayle ($2200 USD) - Orange Cap Award
IPL 4 Champion Best Bowler : Lasit Malinga – Purple Cap Award
Saturday, May 28, 2011
A light, cheap and very eco-efficient solution that makes a four-cylinder engine feel like a six at the same time as fuel consumption drops with up to 20 percent. This autumn, Volvo Car Corporation will be one of the world’s first car makers to test the potential of flywheel technology on public roads. The company has received a grant of 6.57 million Swedish kronor from the Swedish Energy Agency for developing next-generation technology for kinetic recovery of braking energy in a joint project together with Volvo Powertrain and SKF.
“Our aim is to develop a complete system for kinetic energy recovery. Tests in a Volvo car will get under way in the second half of 2011. This technology has the potential for reducing fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. What is more, it gives the driver an extra horsepower boost, giving a four-cylinder engine acceleration like a six-cylinder unit,” relates Derek Crabb, Vice President VCC Powertrain Engineering.
60,000 revs per minute
The new system, known as Flywheel KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), is fitted to the rear axle. During retardation, the braking energy causes the flywheel to spin at up to 60,000 revs per minute. When the car starts moving off again, the flywheel’s rotation is transferred to the rear wheels via a specially designed transmission.
The combustion engine that drives the front wheels is switched off as soon as the braking begins. The energy in the flywheel can be used to accelerate the vehicle when it is time to move off once again, or to power the vehicle once it reaches cruising speed.
“The flywheel’s stored energy is sufficient to power the car for short periods. However, this has a major impact on fuel consumption. Our calculations indicate that the combustion engine will be able to be turned off about half the time when driving according to the official New European Driving Cycle,” explains Derek Crabb.
Since the flywheel is activated by braking and the duration of the energy storage – that is to say the length of time the flywheel spins – is limited, the technology is at its most effective during driving featuring repeated stops and starts. In other words, the fuel savings will be greatest when driving in busy urban traffic as well as during active driving.
If the energy in the flywheel is combined with the combustion engine’s full capacity, it will give the car an extra boost of 80 horsepower, and thanks to the swift torque build-up this translates into rapid acceleration, cutting 0 to 100 km/h figures significantly.
Carbon fibre for a lightweight and compact solution
Flywheel propulsion assistance was tested in a Volvo 240 already back in the 1980s, and flywheels made of steel have been evaluated by various manufacturers in recent times. However, since a unit made of steel is large and heavy and has rather limited rotational capacity, this is not a viable alternative.
The flywheel that Volvo Car Corporation will use in its test car is made of carbon fibre. It weighs about six kilograms and has a diameter of 20 centimetres. The carbon fibre wheel spins in a vacuum to minimise frictional losses.
“We are not the first manufacturer to test flywheel technology. But nobody else has applied it to the rear axle of a car fitted with a combustion engine driving the front wheels. If the tests and technical development go as planned, we expect cars with flywheel technology to reach the showrooms within a few years,” says Derek Crabb. He concludes: “The flywheel technology is relatively cheap. It can be used in a much larger volume of our cars than top-of-the-line technology such as the plug-in hybrid. This means that it has potential to play a major role in our CO2-cutting DRIVe Towards Zero strategy.”
Starting from today all the Ferrari enthusiasts and clients in India can count on the official presence of Ferrari in the country, 58th market of the Prancing Horse, as the first dealership in the heart of New Delhi opens its doors. The Grand Opening, dedicated to the local and international medias, was hosted by Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa, Ferrari Commercial and Marketing Director Enrico Galliera, and Ashish Chordia, Chairman of the Shreyans Group, the Ferrari importer for the country. The Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, already in Monte Carlo for the next race, sent their greetings to the guests through a video message, looking forward to coming to India in October for the first Indian GP.
The street facing the New Delhi location was panelled for the occasion with great images of the Ferrari past and present, to tell the story of the passion, the races and the style. The special preview for the medias was held in the over 500 square metres on two levels of the dealership, with the ground floor entirely dedicated to the range, and the personalization area to support the client to uniquely configure their new Ferrari.
During the meeting with the press, Felisa said: “Our objective was to launch the Indian market in 2011 and it ’s a pleasure to inaugurate this first dealership here today. We feel that this is the right moment, considering the dynamism of the country and its economy. Here in India you feel great enthusiasm and a strong connection to the Ferrari brand, which, even before officially entering India, had already around 50 clients in the country. Naturally the entire range will be available on this market, imported by the Shreyans Group, the partner we’ve chosen and who shares with us not just the desire to invest, but also the passion for Ferrari and its values.”
The dealership carries the Ferrari Corporate Identity with elegant, timeless and authentic design. It is also sided by the official Ferrari Service, and their combination will guarantee a top level experience enhanced by the customer best in class service. Tonight an exclusive dinner will be dedicated to the Indian clients and enthusiast to celebrate the event.
The Shreyans Group has played significant role in transforming luxury retail in India, distributing and retailing luxury products. From the inception of the business, the Shreyans management has had the very clear vision to offer the highest quality products and after sales service, providing customers with an unprecedented buying experience.
The TopCar Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR is a limited range, which includes only 25 cars. Each car in the range will have its special features and be unique in one’s way.
Most of body elements have been re-created. It includes front and rare bumpers, bonnet, front and rare fender extenders, front and rear doors, side skirts. That’s the reason why you can’t call the Porsche Panamera Stingray GTR a classic aerodynamic body kit. It is essential to highlight that the car has become much wider. Extended wings, advanced air vents, sharp outlines of blade front bumper and bonnet, strongly-marked rear diffuser and spoiler on the boot lid, all this created absolutely new aggressive style. Rear doors and wings are visually combined. Now, to open the back door, you need to press a small button and the door opens automatically.
The exterior styling costs from 45,000 Euros.
A version of the renowned and globally proven G-POWER M3 “Sporty Drive” supercharger system, adapted specifically for the BMW M3 GTS raises the standard output from 450 hp to 635 hp and 630 Nm of torque. The ex works reinforced engine block of the BMW M3 GTS along with a forged crankshaft and reinforced con rods are the basis for this increase of the output maximum from 600 HP (standard M3) to 635 HP (M3 GTS).
On the exhaust side, a lightweight, all-titanium exhaust system made by G-POWER delivers the necessary reduction in exhaust back pressure. The exhaust, developed specifically to suit the requirements of the SK II supercharger system, is equipped with 100 cpsi metal catalytic converters. The engine control unit software, which controls the setup for the V8, was also developed by G-POWER for the BMW M3 GTS.
The G-Power BMW M3 GTS with 635 hp completes the standard sprints from 0-100 km/h and 0-200 km/h in 4.2s and 11.9s. Even more impressive: from 100 km/h to 200 km/h it takes the G-POWER M3 GTS 2.2s less than the standard M3 GTS. Top speed is 323 km/h. These figures have been clocked by a German car journal during their latest test of the G-POWER M3 GTS.
The price for the 635 hp G-POWER SK II supercharger system for the BMW M3 GTS is EUR 23,500.000 (excl. tax) plus installation.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
1. J.K.Rowling – Harry Potter
2. R. L. Stine – Goosebumps
3. Erle Stanley Gardner – Perry Mason
4. Stan and Jan Berenstain – Berenstain Bears
5. Francine Pascal and Ghostwriters – Sweet Valley High
6. Enid Mary Blyton – Noddy
7.Christopher Awdry – The Railway Series
8. Ann Matthews Martin – The Baby Sitters Club
9. Helen Beatrix Potter – Peter Rabbit
10. Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen - Chicken Soup for the Soul
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
J.K Rowling Net Worth In May 2011 : $1 Bilion (USD)
Joanne "Jo" Rowling(born 31 July 1965)is a British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter Novel. Joanne "Jo" Rowling nick name J.K Rowling.
J.K Rowling got a novel idea on train trip from Manchester to London 1990. Now that novel sold out around 400 million copies. Its net worth around $7 billion. J. K. Rowling was named 'Most Influential Woman in Britain' by leading magazine editors.She has become a notable philanthropist, supporting such charities as Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain, and Lumos.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Super Star Rajinikanth Net Worth In 2011 : $112 Million (USD)
Rajinikanth (12 December 1950) is an Indian film actor, media personality, and cultural icon.His real name Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award-winning motion picture Apoorva Raagangal(1975), directed by K. Balachander, whom the actor considers his mentor.
He was bestowed the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, in the year 2000 for his contribution to Indian cinema.He was named one of the most influential persons in South Asia by Asiaweek. He was also named by Forbes India as the most influential Indian of the year 2010.