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Woods honoured to speak at Obama’s inagural


World number one Tiger Woods has accepted an invitation to speak during U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration event in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” is the first of several events sponsored by the Presidential Inaugural Committee for Obama’s inauguration on Tuesday. “I am honored that I was invited to this historic event and look forward to participating in Sunday’s festivities,” Woods said on his website ( on Friday. Arguably the greatest player of all time, Woods became the first African-American to win a major at the 1997 U.S. Masters. The 33-year-old clinched his 14th major victory at the U.S. Open in June but has been out of action since as he recovers from reconstructive knee surgery. Woods is among several celebrities who will take part in Sunday’s event at the Lincoln Memorial where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. Others include Hollywood actors Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah and musicians Beyonce, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor and Stevie Wonder. George Stephens Jr, the event’s executive producer, said earlier this week a key theme would be Obama’s place in history among other presidents who have led the country in difficult times. “It’s not a celebration of victory; it’s about the country coming together for the future we’re going to face,” Stephens added. “There’s a sense of history about it. Much of the music will be in the context of that history. The Lincoln Memorial is a kind of sacred site.” Sunday’s event, which will be open to the public, will be shown on U.S. cable TV channel HBO, allowing viewers across the United States with access to cable or satellite television to view for free.

January 17, 2009 Posted by | fashion | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mercedes Benz

Mercedes is a girl’s name of Spanish origin, referring to a title for the Virgin Mary.Mercedes-Benz is a German manufacturer of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks. It is currently a division of the parent company, Daimler AG (formerly DaimlerChrysler AG), after previously being owned by Daimler-Benz. Mercedes-Benz has its origins in Karl Benz’s creation of the first automobile in January 1886 ] and by Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach’s conversion of a carriage by the addition of a petrol engine the same year. The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901. The first Mercedes-Benz brand name vehicles were produced in 1926, following the merger of Karl Benz’s and Gottlieb Daimler’s companies into the Daimler-Benz company

Mercedes Benz wheels are elegantly made to match the elegance of the entire car, not only are they elegant, they are designed in such a way that they would provide your Mercedes Benz with a comfortable ride. The kind of wheels a car has usually dictates the drive handling quality it has. With the kind of wheels Mercedes Benz has, you will surely have a smooth and safe Mercedes Benz ride.Mercedes Benz has always been renowned for its high quality and very stylish rims. The Mercedes offers a wide collection of wheels for a customer to choose from. One of the best and top selling wheels from the Mercedes Benz Wheels line is the EXE Crown Staggered Mercedes-Benz Wheels.This wheel crown diamond polished and comes with anthracite accents.

Mercedes Benz is no ordinary vehicle and deserves a wheel that was designed exclusively for your Mercedes Benz.  Mandrus is a place which makes  wheels for Mercedes Benz vehicles. Mercedes has a perfect looking wheel  while ensuring the perfect technical fit.These wheels are specially designed so there is no compromise.

All  wheels are made hub-centric and do not use cumbersome spacers.  Some of the Mercedes Benz Wheels are   S-Class wheels, SL wheels, SLK wheels, E-Class wheels, C-Class wheels, CLK wheels, CLS wheels, CL wheels GL wheels, ML wheels and R-Class wheels.  Mercedes  Benz wheels have sizes 17 inch, 18 inch, 19 inch, 20 inch and 22 inch .All the weight is on the rear wheels so the car gets pushed,it never gets pulled. Mercedes Benz   have different sizes of wheels that would surely fit your car  whenever you need to replace its wheels.Worldwide around 110 million wheels a year are marketed in after market sales,highlighting on this desire,Mercedes-Benz accessories    Gmbh is offering a new line of incenio designer wheels for the CL class with progressive styling meant to underline the two door cars confident looks.The optimized weight promises to reduce unsprung mass,allowing more direct response from the cl class.

Mercedes Benz   have different sizes of wheels that would surely fit your car  whenever you need to replace its wheels.

January 17, 2009 Posted by | autos | , , | Leave a comment

World bank ranks karnataka first

The World Bank has developed a new Investment Climate Index to help identify the key challenges and bottlenecks to be overcome in attracting business investment. In a policy research working paper, World Bank analyst Guiseppe Iarossi ranks the investment climate in 16 Indian States, using data from a survey of 4,000 entrepreneurs in 2005. Karnataka tops the list, with Kerala a close second. Tamil Nadu comes in at ninth place, overtaken by Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi.

Having identified 46 variables descriptive of the business environment in the 16 States, the researcher grouped them into three categories: inputs, infrastructure and institutions. Two dimensions were identified for each category: the objective indicators of cost and the subjective indicators of perception.

Noting that both Delhi and Tamil Nadu seemed to be ranked lower than expected, the paper concludes that Delhi was dragged down by poor power infrastructure and the worst performance in terms of corruption of all 16 States. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, finds its rankings lowered by poor performance on access to finance, lack of skills and availability of technology, according to paper.

The Index attempts to rank the most important bottlenecks to a better business climate, so that governments can better prioritise policies to remedy them with appropriate interventions. Infrastructure is the biggest variable distinguishing between the best and worst States on the Investment Climate Index, with electricity being the single biggest constraint within that category. This is confirmed by both subjective and objective indicators, with the bottom six States in the rankings facing a large number of power outages and large losses due to such outages. The second most important constraint is poor transportation infrastructure, according to the paper. The World Bank used the 2005 data collected in its Investment Climate Survey to construct the new Index.

January 17, 2009 Posted by | business | , , , , | 1 Comment