I say ol chap!
Ladies and gentlemen gathered in London over the weekend for the ultimate sporting event for the elegant and unathletic – The Chap Olympics.
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Two Wheels of Change
Jamie Tomkins is an automotive designer with a great deal of talent. Recently he was tasked with creating a non-emissions vehicle for the Chinese population that could easily be used in the crowded streets. The inspiration for his final design came from an unlikely place.
Now That’s Amore’
The picture of Dr Sheng’s was taken in Nanning, Southern China, and demonstrates the patriotic fervour among the Chinese people in the build up to September’s Games.
With the Olympics only a few months away, the Chinese are determined to carve visual images into the minds of the rest of the world with their bold architecture, modern cities, and progressive lifestyle. The “Falling Towers” building is one building that has captured the imagination of the world. More pics after the jump.
In January, it was Prince Charles. Last month, it was Steven Spielberg. This month, it’s George Clooney. Next month, bet on Quincy Jones. At issue is the Olympic Games, more specifically China providing weapons to Sudan and buying up most of its oil.
China is preparing an arsenal of rockets and aircraft to protect the Olympics opening ceremony from rain, hoping to disperse clouds before they can drench dignitaries at the roofless “bird’s nest” stadium.
Officials believe there is a 47% probability of rain during the August 8 opening ceremony and a 6% chance of a heavy downpour and will try to drain humidity from clouds before they reach Beijing.
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To prevent rain over the roofless 91,000-seat Olympic stadium that Beijing natives have nicknamed the Bird’s Nest, the city’s branch of the national Weather Modification Office–itself a department of the larger China Meteorological Administration–has prepared a three-stage program for the 2008 Olympics this August.
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