Wednesday, May 19, 2010

9 Useful and Lovely Alessi Girotondo Household Items

For those who don’t speak Italian, “Girotondo” is the word for a simple children’s game. You’ve no doubt seen the little paper cutouts that children have been making for generations. Designers with a delightful sense of humor adapted the design. The result? An entire series of household items that combine cheer and practicality like never before. Alessi Girotondo at its most basic.
In its simplicity, the Girotondo Keyring (AKK44) provides a perfect example. The section holding the keys forms a loop that resembles a child’s jump rope. The portion you hold with your hand looks like that little person. The result? Humor and that little shock of recognition. You see a familiar icon in an entirely new setting. Alessi Girotondo at its most basic.
Check out the Girotondo Magnet Set (AKK43). The little person stretches out to embrace all your important notes. Buy two and let them hold hands. Buy three and have a game of Girotondo. Buy six and imagine they’re a parachute team. There is no limit to the uses for this concept.
Now retire to the library with a good book. Take along your Girotondo Bookmark (AKK53). Yes, it will keep your place in a novel just fine. But it will also remind you to laugh a little every day.
Take Girotondo into the kitchen with you. Let it deliver the same joy and ease of a child in summer. The humble Breadstick Holder (AKK09) shows you how. Mirror-polished stainless steel pierced with that iconic shape is easy to clean. At the same time this item offers beauty and a sense of delight.
Extend the joy with a Fruit Holder (AKK05). The bowl is large enough to hold several apples, peaches or oranges but its functional value is only a small part of the package. Made of the same mirror-polished stainless steel as the Breadstick Holder, it creates synergy on your table.
Complete the design with a Girotondo Pepper Mill (KK48). The mill section is stainless steel polished to a high sheen. The rotor is in PA. Lovely. Simple. Top off the container with a Girotondo in blue or green and you have a work of art that does double duty as a spice dispenser.
Now relax in your home office after a fine meal. Girotondo follows you there, too. The Pencil Holder (AKK41) will bring a smile to your lips as you see it sitting on your desk. Look left and see your Girotondo Photo Frame (AKK22), with its little icons dancing around the border, just as your little one does in the photo. Use the Envelope Holder (AKK40) for all your correspondence and turn a dreary chore into a cheerful task, thanks to the row of Girotondo figures.
As you can see, there is no end to the uses to which this innovative design may be used. Let your imagination run wild and incorporate Alessi Girotondo products into your home decorating plans.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Accommodation available for the 2010 Football World Cup

Sportsworld has a stock of sought-after accommodation available for the duration of the 2010 Football World Cup (10th June - 10th July).

The choice of accommodation consists of twenty 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and lodges across Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth, so if you're struggling to find accommodation near all the main stadiums in South Africa, speak to Sportsworld today.

Available accommodation includes the Winston Boutique and Kapama Game Reserve in Johannesburg, the Cape Grace and Lagoon Beach in Cape Town, the Fairmont Zimbali Resort in Durban and the Raddisson Blu in Port Elizabeth.
Prices start from R 2,820 per room per night and vary across dates.

Please visit https://www.sportsworld.co.uk/football-world-cup-accommodation for more information and to view an up-to-date hotel inventory.

To enquire or book, call Sportsworld on +44 (0)1235 555844 or e-mail lynne.warren@sportsworld.co.uk.

Flights

Sportsworld also has a comprehensive stock of flights available for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa.
Flight availability includes return international flights for the World Cup Semi-final (Cape Town), World Cup Final (Johannesburg), World Cup Semi-final (Cape Town) & Final (Johannesburg), England v USA (Johannesburg) plus key internal domestic flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Please click here http://www.sportsworld.co.uk/2010-fifa-world-cup-flights for more information and prices.

DUBAI SHOPPING

With over 47 world class malls to explore, Dubai is a veritable shopper's paradise. One of the largest retail markets in the world, selling everything from solid gold ingots to beautiful and intricate hand crafted jewellery, and bargaining is welcomed almost everywhere. The newly built Gold and Diamond Park is a must see attraction for serious jewellery shoppers.
Home to some of the world's most prestigious shopping malls, boutiques, and department stores, accommodating retailers ranging from hi-tech electronics, haute couture, home furnishings and accessories or traditional handicrafts. Dubai is famous for offering the best international brands at astonishing prices, coupled with its tax free status, the savings are sure to amaze.
Larger Malls have food courts, entertainment centres, cinemas, play areas for children, allowing for the complete shopping experience.
Whether shopping in the bustling bazaars or in the grand malls, Dubai is a haven of untold treasures for all shoppers.

Bamberg Travel Guide

BAMBERG is a town in Bavaria, Germany, it is set in the rolling Franconian hills where the Regnitz River flows into the Main. Bamberg is a city with an original character and a very special atmosphere. 1000 years of history are united in an Old Town that is a cultural and architectural site of European rank.

In the Middle Ages, Bamberg was a powerful ecclesiastical center. Initially, it was two towns divided by the river: One was the Ecclesiastical Town of the prince – bishopric, and the other was The Secular Town of the burghers. Nowadays, Bamberg is known as “a beer drinker’s Eden” because there are 9 Breweries with lots of different kinds of beer, being the most famous the “smoked beer”. The average Bamberger drinks 190 liters of beer a year!


Bamberg is also famous for its architecture, with styles ranging from Romanesque to Gothic, Renaissance to baroque. There you can find narrow cobblestone streets, ornate mansions and palaces, and impressive churches. In Bamberg there is always party going on somewhere, the Franconian hospitality expresses itself when people get together, and the major occasions to celebrate are the frequent anniversaries of churches’ consecrations.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

India Automobile Industry

Following India's growing openness, the arrival of new and existing models, easy availability of finance at relatively low rate of interest and price discounts offered by the dealers and manufacturers all have stirred the demand for vehicles and a strong growth of the Indian automobile industry.

The data obtained from ministry of commerce and industry, shows high growth obtained since 2001- 02 in automobile production continuing in the first three quarters of the 2004-05. Annual growth was 16.0 per cent in April-December, 2004; the growth rate in 2003-04 was 15.1 per cent The automobile industry grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 per cent between 1992 and 1997.

With investment exceeding Rs. 50,000 crore, the turnover of the automobile industry exceeded Rs. 59,518 crore in 2002-03. Including turnover of the auto-component sector, the automotive industry's turnover, which was above Rs. 84,000 crore in 2002-03, is estimated to have exceeded Rs.1,00,000 crore ( USD 22. 74 billion) in 2003-04.

Forest product


A forest product is any material derived from a forest for commercial use, such as lumber, paper, or forage for livestock. Wood, by far the dominant commercial forest product, is used for many industrial purposes, such as the finished structural materials used for the construction of buildings, or as a raw material, in the form of wood pulp, that is used in the production of paper. All other non-wood products derived from forest resources, comprising a broad variety of other forest products, are collectively described as non-timber forest products.


MATCH HOSPITALITY release reduced cost hospitality product for 2010 World Cup


MATCH Hospitality, the right’s holder of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa™ is making the reduced cost MATCH Pavilion hospitality product available for all but the final match.
The MATCH Pavilion product provides a Category 1 ticket and informal buffet-style hospitality outside the stadium. It was previously only available for a handful of matches, but can now be purchased for all single matches except the Final.
This means the majority of matches can be purchased for less than half the price of the original Suite hospitality packages, starting at just $550 pp.
 Suite HospitalityFIFA Business Seat*NEW*
MATCH Pavilion
MATCH 2010 Group Matches*              $2,010$1,500$950
All other Group Matches             $1,500$950$550
Round of 16$2,700$1,700$950
Quarter Finals$3,500$2,500£1,500
Semi Finals$5,500$4,000$2,700
* 'MATCH 2010' Group Matches are matches deemed by FIFA to be the best group stage matches of the tournament and are:
England v USA
South Africa v Mexico (opening match)
Portugal v Brazil
Germany v Australia
Brazil v Ivory Coast
Cameroon v Netherlands 
Prices are per person per match.

For full details of how this has reduced the overall cost of travelling out to South

RICH & FAMOUS

Dubai's up and coming global appeal has seen it attract stars of the business and entertainment world alike.
With celebrities, the likes of Michael Jackson, The Beckhams, Michael Owen, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Mariah Carey, Claudia Schiffer and many more often seen in Dubai, it is the perfect place to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
Dubai's remarkably affordable housing, tax saving incentives and compariably lower costs, make this an attractive destination for those who like to live in luxury.

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