Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Five Most Expensive Eclectic Cars in the World

 The Lightning GT
The Lightning GT is a battery-electric sports car under development by the Lightning Car Company, in Coventry and due for release at the end of 20

Electric Lithium-Ion Car

 Electric Lithium-Ion Car is a battery electric vehicle prototype or concept car first shown in 2004 and designed by a team at Keio University in Tokyo, led by Professor Hiroshi Shimizu. The 5.1 m (17 ft) car runs on a lithium-ion battery and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in four seconds (faster than thePorsche 911 Turbo at the time).
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a front-engine, 2-seater luxury grand tourer automobile developed by Mercedes-AMG of German automaker Mercedes-Benz and is the first Mercedes-Benz automobile designed in-house by AMG.[1] The car, which has gull-wing doors, is the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and is described by Mercedes-Benz as a spiritual successor to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.[2] SLS stands for "Sport Leicht Super" (Sport Light Super). The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is assembled in Sindelfingen, Germany.
The SLS AMG is an iconic vehicle that represented firsts, most, and lasts. It was the first Mercedes-Benz designed and built from scratch entirely by AMG which was given a clean sheet to execute and build its own car design from the ground up.[3] Upon its introduction the SLS AMG's 571 PS (420 kW; 563 hp) M159 engine was according to AMG "the world's most powerful naturally aspirated production series engine" ever produced.[4] The SLS AMG was also Mercedes-Benz's last naturally aspirated engine. With the passing of the SLS AMG's M159 monster engine, and the less potent version used in the C63 AMG (the lower output M156 version), Mercedes-Benz has no remaining naturally aspirated engines in its production lineup.[5] However, Mercedes could not part with this remarkable engine entirely, so when it came to its AMG GT3 race car, it elected to stick with its top of the line, naturally aspirated 6.3 liter engine.[6]

Rimac Concept One

The Rimac Concept One (also styled Concept_One) is a two-seat high-performance electric sports car designed and manufactured by Rimac Automobili. With a total output of 1,088 hp, an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and a price of US$980,000, Concept One has been described as the world's first electric supercar[3] and the world's fastest accelerating electric automobile as of 2013.[4] Between January 2013 and October 2014, eight cars have been manufactured and sold.

Rolls-Royce 102EX

Rolls-Royce 102EX also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE), is an experimental Rolls-Royce car, primarily designed to spark debate about whether luxury car manufacturers could and should provide cars which use electric, or other alternate drive-train technologies. Its secondary function is to allow the company to gain insight into the workings of possible future electric Rolls Royce cars. One of the notable features of the 102EX is that the figurine on the hood is clear and lights up.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Pakistan Forest, landscape, Nature

Pakistan Forest, landscape, Nature

“It is the first professional attempt to address the emerging issues of climate change and global warming and its overall impact on the environment and weather of the country and region,” official sources in PFI told APP on Sunday.
The results of the study will help designing adaptation and mitigation measures in forestry sector to counterbalance the effects of global warming and climatic change.
The official said mapping exercise has been undertaken to plan monitor forests cover in all districts of the country with the help of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing Technology (RST). This would help provide valuable and authentic information regarding precise extent of national forest cover and land use pattern and changes therein over time.
“The report has been finalized and would be made public after receiving feedback from all major stakeholders,” he added.

To strengthen forestry sector in Azad Jummu and Kashmir (AJK), a study on 3rd Party Evaluation of Management Interventions (PEMI) in forests of AJK has been completed to help its government in planning and devising appropriate strategies for sustainable conservation, protection and development of forests resources.

The Most Expensive Billionaire Homes In The World

The Most Expensive Billionaire Homes In The World

Jana Partners founder Barry Rosenstein recently purchased an East Hampton estate for $147 million, setting a new record for the most expensive home ever purchased in the United States. But compared to other homes owned by FORBES billionaires around the world, that price tag was a relative bargain.
Case in point: less than two weeks ago, Reuters broke the news that a penthouse at prestigious One Hyde Park in London’s tony Knights bridge neighborhood had sold for $237 million, setting a new world record for the priciest apartment sale ever. Although the buyer remains unknown, the purchaser is an Eastern European, reports Reuters. Given the cash involved, the new owner is also very likely a FORBES billionaire. (In 2011, Ukraine’s richest man, billionaire Rinat Ahkmetov, paid $221 million for a penthouse in the same development. At the time, that was the most expensive apartment sale ever.)
Throughout the global economic crisis and recovery, the super-wealthy have been putting their money into the comparative safe haven of real estate. “After years on the outskirts of asset allocation, property is starting to move into the prime investment arena traditionally occupied by stocks and bonds,” says the Candy GPS(Global Prime Sector) Report, produced by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management with research from Cavils. As demand for real estate pushes property values up the world over, the price tags of homes already owned by the super rich also increase. Last year when we combed through property records to identify some of the most expensive homes owned by members of the FORBES Billionaires List, many estates fell well below the $100 million mark. This year, when we repeated the same exercise, only six of the top 20 most expensive homes owned by billionaires were priced less than $100 million–and several are valued at more than twice that figure.