Thursday, August 28, 2008

Audi develops racing version of R8 for customers

For the first time, Audi is to develop a racing sports car specifically for customer use. The GT3 version of the R8, with at least 500bhp, will be available from autumn next year. 

'The R8 is the first production Audi bearing the name and genes of a successful racing sportscar and is therefore an excellent base from which to build up our first big customer sport programme,' said Head of Audi Motorsport, Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. 'Ever since the R8 was unveiled, we've been inundated with enquiries about a race version. With the Audi R8 we will offer customers a racing sportscar equipped with high-calibre technology and the typical Audi qualities, but which is nevertheless easy to handle.' Details

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Anwar wins seat; calls it 1st step to toppling Malaysian government

PERMATANG PAUH, Malaysia - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has won a special election for a seat in parliament.

The victory strengthens Anwar's campaign to topple the government and become Malaysia's next prime minister even though he is facing charges of sodomizing a male aide.

Tuesday's official count showed Anwar with an unbeatable lead over the governing coalition's candidate for a seat in a semi-rural district in the northern industrial state of Penang.

Anwar's re-entry into parliament would formally complete the political rehabilitation of a man who was fired as deputy prime minister in 1998 and jailed for six years after he was convicted of corruption and sodomizing his family's driver.

The sodomy conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2004, but Anwar is now facing trial on new charges that he sodomized a male aide in June.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Two moons on 27th August 2008

27th Aug 2008 the Whole World is waiting for......... .... 
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. 

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287. 
Share this with your friends as NO ONE ALIVE TODAY will ever see it again.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Bloomberg Markets - September 2008 Issue

Citi's Wake-up Call

The bank that "never sleeps" needs a jolt after $38 billion in writedowns and $17 billion in losses. Some investors say CEO Vikram Pandit's turnaround plan isn't vigorous enough. MORE 

The Fall and Rise of Frank Quattrone 
After beating federal prosecutors, Silicon Valley's one-time IPO king is out to resurrect his banking career -- and his reputation -- with a new firm called Qatalyst. MORE