LeBron James – Sportsman of the Year 2012 by Sports Illustrated

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LeBron James of the Miami Heat was named as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year for 2012. He is just one of six professional basketball players that won Sportsman including Heat teammate Dwyane Wade (’06), Tim Duncan and David Robinson (’03), Michael Jordan (1991), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1985) and Bill Russell (1968). After averaging 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists during the 2011/2012 NBA season, King James capped off the season with an NBA championship and then won Olympic gold in London.

Biography:

Birth Name: LeBron Raymone James
Born: Dec 30, 1984
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 8 in / 2.03m
Weight: 250 lbs. / 113.4 kg
Profession: Pro basketball player
Position: Small/Power forward
Prior to NBA / Country: St. Vincent-St. Mary HS (OH) / USA
Years Pro: 9

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Jaguar F-Type Will Be a Rival for Germans

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Jaguar confirms that it will bring on sale a two-seat convertible in mid-2013. The new sports car will be named F-Type. Model will competete cars like new Porsche Boxster, the Mercedes-Benz SLK, Audi TT Roadster and BMW Z4. It will be launched as a convertible with a choice of three petrol engines, versions of Jaguar’s new supercharged 3-litre V6 and its powerhouse supercharged 5-litre V8. All derivatives will be equipped with an eight-speed transmission that will drive the rear wheels.

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London Olympics 2012 – Cable Car over Thames

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Emirates Air Line is a gondola lift cable car link across the River Thames in London. From North Greenwich to the Royal Docks, opened on the 28 June 2012. One way ticket costs £3.60 on an Oyster card or £16 for 10 journeys. The Thames cable car operates from 7am-9pm Monday to Friday, 8am-9pm Saturday and 9am-9pm Sunday. Drive takes five minutes. The cable cars rise almost 300 feet. The cable car has the capacity to carry up to 2,500 people an hour in each direction, in one of 34 cabins. Passengers get a view of City, Canary Wharf, historic Greenwich, the Thames Barrier and the Olympic Park.

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Amazing Performance at JBLM Air Expo 2012

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The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Expo 2012 took place July 21-22, 2012. Admission and parking was absolutely free. This year’s Air Expo featured 20 top-notch performers and almost 50 static display aircraft and equipment.

List of all of the performers :

A-1 Skyraider, “The Proud American”
“Ace Maker” T-33 Airshows
AH-1 Cobra & UH-1 Huey Helicopter Demo
B-1B “Lancer”
B-2 “Spirit” – Flyover
B-52 “Stratofortress” Flyover
Bill Braack, “Smoke-n-Thunder” Jet Car
Billy Werth, “Grayout Aerosports”
C-17 “Globemaster III” Demo Flight
F-16 Viper West
Herb & Ditto Airshows
Heritage Flight (P-51 and F-16)
John Klatt Air Show Tour
Lee Lauderback – P-51 “The Little Witch”
Patriots Jet Team
Tim Weber – Extra 300S aerobatic aircraft
United States Air Force Thunderbirds
United States Army Golden Knights
Vicky Benzing – Extra 300S aerobatic aircraft
Vietnam Demonstration

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Who Will Win Tour de France 2012?

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The Tour debutant Peter Sagan is one of favourites for absolute victory at Tour de France 2012. The Liquigas rider celebrate his first stage by first place. Peter is a Slovak professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team Liquigas-Cannondale. Sagan started to ride bikes at the age of nine when he joined a small local club in his home town. He has a past as a biker and cross country cyclist, disciplines in which he has had major success at both European and World level. In 2009, Sagan joined the road cycling circuit.

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Toyota GT86 2012 Wallpapers

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Toyota GT86 is a compact sports car that recaptures the spirit of driving. It is brilliant rear-drive sports coupe. The model is the result of a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru. It is fast becoming a popular car choice in a number of worldwide markets.

DISPLACEMENT: 1998 cm3
CYLINDERS: 4 cyl flat – boxer
POWER: 147(197)/7000 KW(hp)/RPM
TORQUE: 151/6600 lb-ft/RPM OR 205/6600 Nm/RPM
FUEL: Petrol
TOP SPEED: 140 mph OR 225 km/h
ACCELERATION: 0-62 MPH (0-100 KPH): 6 s
FUEL CONSUMPTION COMBINED: 31 mpg OR 7.6 L/100Km

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UEFA Euro 2012 Is Coming

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The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012. Sixteen national teams have decided to compete in 31 matches to fight for the European champions cup. This UEFA EURO 2012 will be played in eight stadiums. The attendance for The EURO 2012 football championship is expected to be over 1 million.

Group A
Czech Republic
Greece
Poland
Russia

Group B
Denmark
Germany
Netherlands
Portugal

Group C
Croatia
Italy
Republic of Ireland
Spain

Group D
England
France
Sweden
Ukraine

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Jason Wu An Exhibition of Designer Dolls

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These glamorous dolls are dressed in designer outfits. An exhibition of high end Fashion Dolls by Integrity Toys took place at Chadstone’s shopping centre.

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Insight 2012 Geneva Motor Show

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The Geneva International Motor Show is open from March 8-18, 2012. Total of 180 World and European Premiers are presented by the 260 exhibitors.

World premieres:

AC Schnitzer F10M M5 ACS5 Sport
BMW Alpina B5 BiTurbo with power upgrade
BMW Alpina B6 BiTurbo with power upgrade
Artega Roadster
Aston Martin Q
Audi RS4 Avant
Audi TT-RS Plus
Bentley Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification
Bentley SUV Concept
Bertone Nuccio Concept
BMW M135i
BMW X6 M50d & X5 M50d
BMW M550xd & M550xd Touring
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe
BMW M6 Coupe
BMW X6 (M) Facelift
Brabus Bullit 800 Coupe
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Carlsson ML CD35
Carlsson Mercedes-Benz SLK R172
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari California Lightweight with Handling Speciale Package
Gemballa GT Aero 1 for 958 Cayenne
Gemballa GT McLaren MP4-12C Aerokit
Gemballa GT Porsche 991 Aerokit
GTA Spano
Gumpert Concept
Hamann Hawk SLS AMG Roadster
Hamann Range Rover Evoque Wide Body
Honda NSX Hybrid Concept
EMERG-E Electric Concept
Jaguar XF Sportbrake
Jaguar XK and XKR Special Edition
Koenigsegg Agera R Second Generation
Lamborghini Aventador J Speedster
Lotus Evora Convertible
Lumma Design BMW 650i Convertible CLR 600 GT
Lumma Design Porsche 911 (991) CLR 9 S
Mansory MP4-12C
Maserati GranTurismo Sport
Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
Morgan Plus E Concept
Morgan Aero 8 Coupe
Morgan Plus 8
Morgan Roadster 3.7 liter
MTM T 500 2.5 TFSI 4motion
Novidem Nissan GTR 2012 Black Edition
Novidem Porsche 911 GT3 compressor
Novidem Lamborghini Performante biturbo
Novidem Audi R8 4.2 compressor
Pininfarina Cambiano Concept
Porsche Boxster (S)
Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept
Roding Roadster
SpeedArt SP91-R Porsche 991 Carrera S
Sportec SP 370 Type 991
Sportec Audi RS3
Sportec 997 GT3 RS 4.0 SP 525
TechArt Porsche 991 Aero Kit
Touring Superleggera Disco Volante Concept

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A Full List of Winners at The 2012 Oscars

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Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Best Picture: “The Artist”
Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson, “Hugo”
Best Art Direction: Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schavo, “Hugo”
Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, “The Artist”
Best Makeup: Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland, “The Iron Lady”
Best Foreign Language Film: “A Separation”
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Best Editing: Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Best Sound Editing: Phillip Stockton and Eugene Gearty, “Hugo”
Best Sound Mixing: Tom Fleischman and John Midgley, “Hugo”
Best Documentary: “Undefeated”
Best Animated Feature: “Rango”
Best Visual Effects: “Hugo”
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, “The Artist”
Best Original Song: Bret McKenzie, “Man or Muppet”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, “The Descendants”
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
Best Live Action Short: “The Shore”
Best Documentary Short: “Saving Face”
Best Animated Short: “The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

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Top Ten of The DeathList 2012

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1 Etta James (74y Singer)
2 Robin Gibb (63y Bee Gee)
3 Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi (60y Lockerbie Bomber)
4 Ronnie Biggs (83y Ambassador)
5 Harper Lee (86y Author)
Oscar Niemeyer (105y Architect)
7 Tony Martin (99y Crooner)
8 Erich Priebke (99y Nazi)
9 Eli Wallach (97y Actor)
10 Kirk Douglas (96y Actor)

The Death List, one of the most popular list on internet, The list is drawn up to comprise the celebrities thought, in the opinion of the DeathList committee, most likely to expire during 2012. The basic rules are that candidates must be famous in their own right such that their death is expected to be reported by the UK media, however they cannot be famous purely for the fact they are likely to expire shortly. To see full ranking and credit deathlist.net

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The Hybrid Lotus Elite Supercar

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The Lotus company has released the first details about the 2014 Elite. The Elite is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 620 PS (456 kW / 612 hp) and 720 Nm (531 Nm) of torque. Lotus expects the 1,650kg (3,638 lb) car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 to 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph). The Elite will also be offered as a hybrid. The company says the car will have a hybrid gearbox (with integrated electric motors) and a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). The Elite go on sale in the spring of 2014, the car has a tentative base price of £115,000 (178,000 USD).

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