The World or World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai’s shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai.
The World’s developer is Nakheel Properties, and the project was originally conceived by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.
The project was unveiled in May 2003 by Sheikh Mohammed and dredging began four months later in September 2003.
By January 2008, 60% of the islands were sold, 20 of which were bought in the first four months of 2007.
On 10 January 2008 the final stone on the breakwater was laid, completing development of the archipelago.
January 2010: On 28 January 2010 Emirates Business reported that Major Trade have started development of their projects on an island in the Greenland area, a villa and hotel resort.
23 February 2010: Dubai-based Kleindienst Group starts work on the Germany island of The World, according to a press release on 24 February 2010.
17 July 2012: The Royal Island Beach Club opened on Lebanon Island.
London Gateway is a major new development under construction on the north bank of the River Thames in Thurrock, Essex. It comprises a large new deep-water port, which will be able to handle the biggest container ships in the world, as well as one of Europe’s largest logistics parks, providing effective access (by road and railways) to London and the rest of Great Britain.
The complex will make use of modern technology to increase productivity and reduce costs for shipping lines and the logistics industries.
The development is intended to increase the capabilities of the Port of London in handling modern container shipping, and help meet the growing demand for container handling at Britain’s ports.
The project is being undertaken by DP World, one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world.
Construction began in February 2010, and is expected to take several years, with the port and logistics park completed in stages.
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A Billionaire super Yacht
M/Y “A” is a luxury motor yacht designed by Philippe Starck and Martin Francis, and constructed by Blohm + Voss at the HDW shipyard in Kiel, Germany.
It was commissioned in November 2004, and delivered in 2008 at a rumoured cost of $300 million.
With a length of 119 metres (390 ft) and displacing almost 6,000 tonnes, it is one of the largest motor yachts in the world.
Named for the first initial of its owners, Andrey and Aleksandra Melnichenko, its provocative styling has polarized opinions since its launch.
It has evoked comparisons with submarines and stealth warships, while commentators have referred to it as the “most loved and loathed ship on the sea”.
One Hyde Park is a major residential and retail complex located in London, United Kingdom.
The development includes three retail units (Rolex, McLaren Automotive and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) totalling 385,000 sq ft (35,800 m2) and 86 residential properties marketed with prices starting at around £20 million.
The building is owned by Project Grande (Guernsey) Limited, a joint venture between the Christian Candy-owned CPC Group and Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar.
It was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners,built by Laing O’Rourke and was financed via a £1.15 billion development loan from Eurohypo AG.Candy & Candy were the development managers and interior designers for the scheme.
Elan Sassoon, son of an icon and industry visionary is heading to Australia to launch his revolutionary product line, Sojourn.
As part of his tour, Elan will be making 3 appearances at Hair Expo thanks to Australian distributors Phoenix Nationale.
Elan’s roots in the salon world are well-known however he is a beauty industry expert in his own right with over a decade of experience working with companies large and small.
Sassoon’s most recent venture is the creation of the revolutionary product line Sojourn, a truly professional line committed to the protection of hair and the re-education of the industry.
Sojourn products possess an unmatched recipe of pH compatible, 100% biodegradable, sulfate, formaldehyde and paraben-free ingredients that complement each other to the highest degree.
He will be appearing on the Phoenix Nationale Stand number 1705 to promote his new product range on :
Sat 8 June 2-4pm,
Sun 9 June 2-4pm,
Mon 10 June 12-2pm.
In the name of the father
Hair-salon mogul Vidal Sassoon combined a sense of equanimity with a hard edge, recalls son Elan.
Away from the spotlight, celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sass-oon was a philosophical man. Every birthday, from the time his son Elan was 10 until he was 21, Vidal gave him a copy of Kahlil Gibran’s 1923 tome The Prophet – inspirational essays on love, family, work and death. “I was like, ‘Dad, I’ve got 11 copies – you’ve really got to stop giving it to me,’ ” says Elan, smiling.
“He said, ‘You can never learn the fundamentals of humanity enough.’”
It’s not what you might expect from the flamboyant showman who worked his way up from 14-year-old shampoo boy to open the world’s first international chain of hairdressing salons.
From London to Paris to Manhattan, Vidal Sassoon’s Bauhaus-inspired salons and geometric haircuts – improvised on Grace Coddington, Mary Quant and Nancy Kwan – came to symbolise the swinging ’60s.
Unlike his father, whose impish enthusiasm was wrapped in a Cockney accent softened by elocution lessons, Elan is quietly spoken, his relaxed friendliness and long vowels giving away his Californian upbringing.
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The bow seems to have been invented in the later Paleolithic or early Mesolithic periods. The oldest indication for its use in Europe comes from the Stellmoor (de) in the Ahrensburg valley (de) north of Hamburg, Germany and dates from the late Paleolithic, about 10,000–9000 BCE.
The arrows were made of pine and consisted of a mainshaft and a 15–20 centimetre (6–8 inches) long fore shaft with a flint point. There are no definite earlier bows; previous pointed shafts are known, but may have been launched by spear-throwers rather than bows.
The oldest bows known so far come from the Holmegård swamp in Denmark. Bows eventually replaced the spear-thrower as the predominant means for launching shafted projectiles, on every continent except Australia, though spear-throwers persisted alongside the bow in parts of the Americas, notably Mexico (where the Nahuatl word for “spear-thrower” is atlatl) and amongst the Inuit. But the oldest “BOW” we know of is from ancient Egypt 2800 B.C.
Bows and arrows have been present in Egyptian culture since its predynastic origins. In the Levant, artifacts which may be arrow-shaft straighteners are known from the Natufian culture, (c. 12,800–10,300 BP (before present)) onwards. The Khiamian and PPN A shouldered Khiam-points may well be arrowheads.
Classical civilizations, notably the Assyrians, Persians, Parthians, Indians, Koreans, Chinese, Japanese and Turks fielded large numbers of archers in their armies. The English longbow proved its worth for the first time in Continental warfare at the Battle of Créci. In the Americas archery was widespread at European contact.
Archery was highly developed in Asia. The Sanskrit term for archery, dhanurveda, came to refer to martial arts in general. In East Asia, Goguryeo, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea was well known for its regiments of exceptionally skilled archers.
Competitive archery involves shooting arrows at a target for accuracy from a set distance or distances. This is the most popular form of competitive archery worldwide and is called target archery.
A form particularly popular in Europe and America is field archery, shot at targets generally set at various distances in a wooded setting. Para-Archery is an adaptation of archery for athletes with a disability.
It is governed by the World Archery Federation (WA), and is one of the sports in the Summer Paralympic Games.
There are also several other lesser-known and historical forms of archery, as well as archery novelty games.