F1 boss Ecclestone charged in bribery case

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been charged by German prosecutors with paying a $44 million bribe, placing his future as head of the motor sport series in doubt.

The 82-year-old British billionaire has been under investigation since a German banker was convicted of taking the payment from him in connection with the sale of a stake in F1.

The Munich state court said Ecclestone has until mid-August to respond to charges of bribery and incitement to breach of trust in connection with Gerhard Gribkowsky’s management of the bankBayernLB’s 47 percent stake in F1.

Ecclestone, the longtime commercial head of F1, acknowledged during Gribkowsky’s trial in 2011 that he made the payment five years earlier but said he was pressured to do so.

Ecclestone’s indictment was dated on May 10 and has since been translated into English and delivered to Ecclestone and his lawyers, the court said.

”The lawyers have accepted an indictment,” Ecclestone told The Associated Press. ”It means they have to reply to the indictment, which they are strenuously doing.”

Ecclestone, who Forbes magazine reports is worth $3.8 billion, said he is yet to read the indictment.

”They are alleging I bribed someone,” Ecclestone said, while insisting he did ”nothing illegal.”

Sentences in Germany for bribery range from three months to 10 years in prison.

CVC Capital Partners, the investment group that has owned F1’s commercial rights since 2006, issued no direct comment Wednesday about the future of Ecclestone.

”Mr. Ecclestone has six weeks to provide a response to this bill of indictment prior to a decision being made by the court on opening proceedings,” the board of Formula One Group said in a statement. ”The board will continue to monitor developments in this situation accordingly.”

Ecclestone was retained as chief executive of F1 by CVC after it took control of the sport following the takeover that sparked the bribery case.

Gribkowsky was in charge of selling BayernLB’s stake in F1 to CVC.

In addition to taking the money from Ecclestone, Gribkowsky used BayernLB’s funds to pay the F1 chief a commission of $41.4 million and agreed to pay a further $25 million to Bambino Trust, a company with which Ecclestone was affiliated, prosecutors said during the trial in 2011.

Ecclestone told the court he deserved a commission for the sale, saying ”I did a very, very good job.”

On Wednesday, he told the AP: ”They wanted money. I was shaken down by the guys. It’s happened in life before.”

Gribkowsky, who has largely admitted the charges, was sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison after being found guilty last year of corruption, tax evasion and breach of trust.

Ecclestone’s German lawyers, Sven Thomas and Norbert Scharf, said they will soon submit a ”comprehensive response” to the court – and the central issue in that response will be ”the varying ‘confessions’ of Mr. Gribkowsky.”

Ecclestone was savvy in building his power base in F1 from the 1970s and helped to create the Formula One Constructors’ Association that controlled the business side of the sport, including selling the TV rights.

The British-based company later became known as Formula

Medical Equipments that Enrich the Medical Science

Medical equipments are the great innovation in the modern medical science and this science in now well developed for the technical support and these effective equipments. Medical equipment is now very updated which is designed to assist on the medical related treatment. For monitoring the physical condition, diagnosis and the way of solution is mainly depended on these kinds of medical equipments. Many fatal diseases are also controlled by the modern technology and their equipment. With the advancement of technology, modern medical equipment is becoming more extended also with its great features and uses. Now, the uses of the equipment are not limited to the general surgical tools and rather than that it is used to generate the specific ray to damage the viruses and fungus from human body. So we cant think of a day in modern medical science without the medical equipments. Various kinds of medical equipments have become the great gifts in medical science of this modern technology where diagnostic equipment, therapeutic equipment, life support equipment and laboratory are the examples of the common equipments.

The equipment those may be used at home for medical purposes and those equipments can be managed and maintained personally and non-professionally at home then those are called as the home medical equipments. These kinds of equipments may be used for many times at home and for that reason it is called the durable medical equipments. Those are used for solving the normal problems and for the infection of the critical diseases, sometimes they are not enough for using them. Then you have to go to consult of a doctor. However home medical equipment is effective to examine and monitor of our body and diseases. It is the instant assistant in the danger period when we are not capable or we dont get time instantly for the treatment. For using home medical equipment you should ensure some specific field and the method of using the equipment. Most often the using manual is suggested by the special doctor or the equipment supplier. Ensure that you can give the proper environment for the maintenance and you got the training of using it.

Medical equipment supplies has made easier and comfortable to detect and monitor the diseases and the physical condition. The medical center where the medical supplies and the well trained person are available, you can simply get the better service than the others. However the providers of theses equipment are available around you though they may be expensive. No days these equipments can also be bought through online easily.

The medical equipments those are better qualified of living and well performer, are called as the durable medical equipments. The term “Durable medical equipment” is mainly used for the home based medical equipments. These kinds of equipments contain the iron lungs, CPAP, Nebulizers, hospital beds, wheelchairs and catheters mainly. All of them have the different aspects in different purposes and in deferent situations.

How to Organize a School Science Fair

Elementary schools often organize many events to give students a hands-on experience of various topics and subjects. Science fairs have been one of the most common and educative school events. Most importantly, it gets even an unenthusiastic student interested in science. Moreover, it’s the best way to exhibit hidden talents and achieve something from healthy competition. Such school activities also enhance the child’s applications for colleges or jobs in future.

Looking at how important science fairs can be in shaping a kid’s future, special attention must be given to make sure it’s organized correctly and successfully. Here are some tips to help students and teachers sail through the event.

1.A healthy discussion between teachers and students should be the start of any science fair. It could either be within classrooms or special committees could be set up to discuss topics and assign them to students. Weaker students will need guidance to choose the right topic. A good bit of research on the topic is necessary before students plunge into the work.

2.Students should draft a plan for more than one topic and submit it to their science teachers. There could be circumstances when a certain project or experiment may not be feasible. In such situations, it’s sensible to keep a buffer topic ready.

3.Most schools keep a cache of projects conducted previously. Children should make maximum use of this facility and dig into the collection to learn from them. Pick out the best project from previous fairs and pick out valuable tips from there.

4.Judges chosen for the competition should have a background in science. They could be in-house science teachers or outside faculty, or even a university student studying science. Inform the judges about the judging protocols much before the event, and make sure they receive appropriate tokens of appreciation for their participation.

5.Once the date of the event is fixed, start off with the publicity work. Use the word of mouth, telephonic conversations and posters abundantly, since other methods are expensive and time consuming. Use an online organization tool to coordinate the whole event and the volunteers, which will make it easy to carry out the science fair as planned.

6.Stalls should be erected at a suitable location, with maximum visibility and space for students to display their skills and experiments. The drama hall, the sports ground or an amphitheatre (if any) would be great venues.

Schools should finish the event off with quality rewards for worthy students. It’s important to motivate talented students so they can perform better and aspire for higher goals.

The Top 10 Model Train Shops In Delaware, Maryland, And New Jersey

For the past year I’ve been compiling a list of model train stores for my model railroading website. These shops all look like a lot of fun to visit, but what are the most popular? Here is a list for the states of Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.

The most popular model railroading shops (based on online chatter) in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey are:

10. Ridgefield Hobby in Ridgefield, New Jersey

9. Maplewood Hobby in Maplewood, New Jersey

8. M. B. Klein Model Train Stuff in Cockeysville, Maryland

7. Tony’s Train Town in Cedar Grove, New Jersey

6. MTH Electric Trains in Columbia, Maryland

5. Hobbymasters in Red Bank, New Jersey

4. The Model Railroad Shop in Piscataway, New Jersey

3. The Train Station in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

2. Toy Train Emporium in Cherry Hill, New Jersey

…and the most popular shop for model trains in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey is…

1. The Hobby Shop in Aberdeen, New Jersey

Hobby shops not quite making my top 10 were Just Trains in Newark, Delaware; Millsboro Hobbies in Millsboro, Delaware; Seaside Hobbies in Ocean View, Delaware; Engine House Hobbies in Gaithersburg, Maryland; G Scale Train Station in Waldorf, Maryland; Hobby Works in Rockville, Laurel, and Bel Air, Maryland; The Train Room in Hagerstown, Maryland; Atlantic Rails in Folsom, New Jersey; Genes Train Stop in Kearny, New Jersey; Island Trains in Middletown, New Jersey; Pastime Hobbies and Miniatures in Bayonne, New Jersey; Z and Z Hobbies in Mercerville, New Jersey; Zeppelin Hobbies and Raceway in Wayne, New Jersey.

So, there are lots of great model railroading shops from all over Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey but clearly New Jersey dominated the list with eigth in the top ten. Maryland had two inthe ten, and Just Trains in Delaware just missed out. Note that this list was for the train stores more than their online web stores. If this list were for online stores www.modeltrainstuff.com, the website of M. B. Klein Model Train Stuff, would probably have won.

When in Delaware, Maryland, or New Jersey be sure to visit some of the excellent railroading museums including Harrington Museum and Railroad Museum in Harrington, Delaware; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland; Brunswick Railroad Museum in Brunswick, Maryland; Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum in Hagerstown, Maryland; Huntington Railroad Museum in Bowie, Maryland; New Jersey Museum of Transportation in Wall, New Jersey; Whippany Railway Museum in Whippany, New Jersey; and South Jersey Railroad Museum in Tuckahoe, New Jersey.

I compiled this list by searching for the hobby shops listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online. I further screened this list to include only pages that mentioned model railroading.

Not Earn Good Results, McLaren: It’s Painful

Jenson Button. (Foto: Reuters)

McLaren director Jonathan Neale, said he was disappointed his team will be winning the Formula One title this season. However, Neale promised to make the team again triumphed in the race’s pole.

Until the ninth series McLaren did not achieve good results despite using the MP4-28 that has been upgraded. Unfortunately, these conditions do not even make McLaren competitive.

So far the two McLaren drivers, Jenson Button and Sergio Perez still in position 10 and 12 drivers standings. Meanwhile, the team based in Woking, England, came sixth constructors standings with 49 points.

Seeing these conditions, Neale was deeply shocked and disappointed. Even so, he asked the team not to panic and keep struggling to find a way out to achieve the best results at the next race.

“We have achieved some terms of reliability, operational consistency etc.. But the reality on the race this time we are not competitive and it was very painful. Whereas so far, we have been working very hard to try and do something about it to not repeat the same mistakes the next season, “said Neale reported PlanetF1.

“We have to look at the long term. McLaren has been for 50 years and we have won the race as much as 182 times. So we’ll come back and win any races later.”

“I believe that no one feels satisfied, but we do not have to panic in a situation like this. Therefore, we should seek a way out, “added Neale.

 

Think Marquez Start World Champion title

Laguna Seca – Half season passes, Marc Marquez is able to perch on top of the MotoGP standings. Although still a debutant, young Honda rider’s start thinking about the world title.

Following the victory at the U.S. MotoGP, Monday (07/22/2013) pm dawn, Marquez successfully defended its position at the top of the rider standings. She has now collected 163 points, 15 points ahead of Dani Pedrosa in second position and led 25 points from Jorge Lorenzo is in the top three.

With Lorenzo, Marquez is now so riders with the most number of championships three times. The fact that his physical condition is much better because of not having an accident like that of Lorenzo Marquez was considered to have made ​​a promise to sustain performance in the second half of the season.

“Why not?” Marquez said when asked about the chance to be world champion 2013.

“It will be difficult but I do not expect previously in this position at the start of last season, and this is a good condition,” Marquez said in MCN.

“At present, the most important thing is to feel comfortable with the bike and was in a good condition now. Important to undergo a summer vacation with such conditions, and we’ll see how it is in the second half of the season,” he said again.

Throughout the history of Grand Prix racing, once the new rookie driver won the world title. It happened in 1978 and that doing so is a legendary racer Kenny Roberts.

Big Train Chai And David Rio Chai Full Of Flavor And Taste

Drinking chai is very common in the Asian countries and now this taste is also brought to the western countries with the two popular brands like Big Train and David Rio. You can refresh your body and soul with these chai.
The ingredients contained in the Big Train Chai and the David Rio Chai includes, nonfat milk power, creamer, natural tea, honey, natural and artificial flavors, and anti-caking agents. There are many flavors of these Chai available in the stores. Based on the flavors, some of the ingredients that give the required flavors would be added to the existing base ingredients. For example for the natural spice blends of the Big Train and the David Rio Chai, natural spices like aniseed, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom might be added. www.bobateadirect.com is one of the websites that gives more information on these drinks.
If you have tasted a different flavored chai in the local coffee shop that brought your taste buds to life then you might have come across the Big Train or the David Rio Chai. It is easy to prepare such a mind-blowing tea at home too. Just add a spoon of the Big Train Chai powder or the David Rio Chai powder to the cup of hot water and stir it. Your favorite chai is ready to consume.
The Big Train chai powder and the David Rio chai powder comes in different packaging. The Big Train chai comes in 1.9 pounds can. This can be used for 10 serving of Big Train chai. The Big Train chai is also packed in 12 ounce bags and single serve bags. It is claimed that this product is 99% caffeine free. You can use hot or cold water to create the Big Train chai in your favorite flavor.
David Rio Chai has many flavors and they are packed to the needs of the consumers. One of the popular David Rio Chai is the Tiger Spice Chai that gives the masala flavor to the chai. This masala flavor is given by the cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom that are added to the black tea. The David Rio Chai comes in packs of 14 ounces, anniversary tin, 4 pound bags, and 12 single packets. With small ingredient changes to the Tiger Spice Chai, the other products like Orca Spice Sugar Free Chai, Giraffe Decaf Chai, Elephant Vanilla Chai, Flamingo Vanilla Decaf Sugar Free Chai, and Tortoise Green Tea chai are made. Splenda is used for sweetening in the Orca Spice Sugar Free Chai without any other change in the ingredients to the Tiger Spice. A decaffeinated version is sold as the Giraffe Decaf Chai.
You can find the Big Train Chai and the David Rio Chai in your local stores and also online. For bulk ordering you can use the online stores so that you can a decent discount on the prices. You can get more information in www.bobateadirect.com.

How To Train Bloodhounds For Search And Rescue!

Preparing Your Bloodhound For Training!!

Training a bloodhound is a bit different than training a regular dog. They are naturally clumsey animals that dont particularly make good for obedience training. They are very emotional animals that need to be tendered and cared for to get the best training results from them. They love to be loved on and cared for. This will help you tremendously when you begin your training them.

Training Bloodhounds To Search and Rescue!

Your very first day of training will consist of a rubber ball or golf ball which ever you choose to use. For the first couple of days you want to play pitch and fetch with him. This process is teaching him to retrieve things and getting him set in a pattern of doing this.
On your third day you will want to bring someone else in to use as a hide and seek player.
Let your partner come over so the bloodhound can scent him and then let your partner go hide just a little ways away and let the bloodhound go and find him. Continue performing this task for a couple of days each time moving the hiding technique a little further away until finally the search is being accomplished within a block or more.

Advanced Training Techniques for your Bloodhound!

Now that you have the bloodhound finding your partner on a regular basis within a block or so. Its now time to begin his real mission—Search and Seisure. This best place to perform this training is in a country setting. Take a piece of your partners clothing from home with you for this training. Let your partner get out of your vehicle and run about a half of mile into the woods and hide. Take the clothing you brought with you and let the bloodhound smell the scent and go with him to find your partner. Remember this is a game to the bloodhound so you want him to continue believing that. Each time he finds your partner give him a treat and a lot of love. This will encourage him to continue performing this task. After a very short period of time your bloodhound will be able to find your partner wherever he goes as long as there is a scent to be picked up by your bloodhound.

The Top 10 Model Train Shops in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee

There are fantastic model railroading hobby shops all across the United States. These stores all look like a lot of fun to visit, but what are the most popular? Here is a list for the states of Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

The most popular model railroading shops (based on online chatter) in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee are:

10. Mishawaka Rail Yard in Mishawaka, Indiana

A Tie for Number 8

8. BAD Hobbies in Nicholasville, Kentucky

8. Rupel Toy Trains in Elkhart, Indiana

7. Park Lane Hobbies in Dyer, Indiana

6. George’s Train Shop in Huntington, Indiana

5. Aardvark’s Model Train Shop in Nashville, Tennessee

4. Phil’s Hobby Shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana

3. Berkshire Trains in Lexington, Kentucky

2. Scale Reproductions Hobby Shop in Louisville, Kentucky

…and the most popular shop for model trains in Indiana, Kentucky, or Tennessee is…

1. Johnny’s Toys in Covington, Kentucky

Hobby shops not quite making my top 10 were G and G Hobbies in Griffith, Indiana; Joe’s Hobby Barn in Terre Haute, Indiana; Linville Signs and Hobbies in Batesville, Indiana; Toys Forever Models and Hobbies in Muncie, Indiana; Train Express in Indianapolis, Indiana; Watts Train Shop in Zionsville, Indiana; Wayne’s Trains and Train Central in Indianapolis, Indiana; L and N Trains and Things in Louisville, Kentucky; The Roundhouse in Louisville, Kentucky; Chattanooga Depot in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and South Bound Trains in Franklin, Tennessee.

So, there are clearly many great model railroading shops all over Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with all three states having stores in the top five. Indiana had the most in the top ten with five, but Kentucky had four in the top ten – and also had all of the top three spots.

When in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee be sure to visit some of the excellent railroading museums including Depot Railroad Museum in Salem,Indiana; Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum in North Judson, Indiana; Indiana Railway Museum in French Lick, Indiana; Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville, Indiana; Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles, Kentucky; Nostalga Station in Versailles, Kentucky; Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum in Jackson, Tennessee; Tennessee Central Railway Museum in Nashville, Tennessee; and Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga.

I compiled this list by searching for the hobby shops listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online. I further screened this list to include only pages that mentioned model railroading.

See a complete list of Model Train Shops in Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee, at www.ModelTrainsWithLarry.com which has complete contact information for each shop including an address, phone number, and map to the store.

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