Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Yamaha Tesseract - Awesome Hybrid 4-Wheeled Motorcycle

The Yamaha Tesseract concept for Tokyo Motor Show is not a motorcycle. Because it's way more
awesome than a motorcycle.
Featuring 4 wheels for enhanced stability, the frame is apparently still not much bigger than a normal bike. And somewhere in there fits two different engines, one gasoline of undisclosed size and another electrical (to dual impress biker chicks and eco babes, though probably offering some impressive performance payoffs as well). The important note to remember is that the Tesseract is not a motorcycle. Please spread the word and make sure every wife knows it while we pray Yamaha actually puts the...vehicle...into production.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

El Gamma Penumbra is ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ First Season Grand Winner

Filipino shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra of Tanauan, Batangas, was crowned the
Image by: #Asiasgotalent FB Page
first ever grand champion of “Asia’s Got Talent” during the results show held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Thursday.
As grand winner, El Gamma brought home a cash prize of $100,000.
El Gamma topped eight other grand finalists, which included three other Filipino acts, namely 10-year-old songstress Gwyneth Dorado, classical diva Gerphil Flores and hip-hop dance group Junior New System.
Musicians Khusugtun of Mongolia emerged first runner-up, while Gerphil finished second.
Other grand finalists were dancers Gao Lin and Liu Xin (China), dancers Triqstar (Japan), young rock stars The Talento (Thailand) and tap dancers Dance Thrilogy (Singapore).

El Gamma Penumbra wins 'Asia's Got Talent'

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino shadow play dance group El Gamma Penumbra won
the first season of Southeast Asian pan-regional reality show Asia’s Got Talent.

The result leaked moments before the finale, set to air evening of Thursday, May 14. Social media users began tweeting the news.
Fans can still watch the group claim their victory at 8pm on AXN Asia.
The popular dance group beat out fellow Filipino contestants Gerphil Flores, Junior New System, and Gwyneth Dorado, as well as Thai rock group The Talento, Chinese acrobats Gao Lin and Liu Xin, tap dance group Dance Thrilogy, Mongolian musical ensemble Khusugtun, and Japanese dance troupe Triqstar.
In the previous episode aired May 6, they performed a tribute performance to Mother Nature to the song “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas. This performance not only brought the judges to their feet, but also made judge Anggun cry.
“I actually promised not to cry tonight. What really made me fall in love with your performance was the possibility of messages that you can put is endless,” said Anggun. 

The group has been the show's standout “Golden” pick, having received two Golden Buzzers from the judges in the auditions and in the semis.
The winner of Asia’s Got Talent will receive a cash prize of US$100,000 and a chance to perform at the Marina Bay Sands.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Chinese billionaire treat's 6,400 staff to France Vacation

TIANJIN, China - He could be the dream boss of many, as a Chinese billionaire takes his 6,400 employees on a holiday vacation in France. 

The employees of Tiens Group, a conglomerate chaired by one of China's business billionaires, Li Jinyuan, is the biggest tour group to ever visit France. During the four-day break between Paris and Nice the group is expected to spend €13 million (£9.5 million) on hotels, food and excursions including a mass private viewing of the Louvre museum and a trip to the Moulin Rouge cabaret show.
On Friday 147 buses took the group from their four or five-star hotels to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, where they formed the words “Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Cote d’Azur”, in a record-breaking "longest human-made phrase".

“We have have mobilised public services as well as tourism professionals, hotels, restaurants, shops and designer brands,” Christian Mantel, head of Atout France, a tourism development agency, told AFP.
“So far everything has gone smoothly, the feedback has been extremely positive.”
Mr Li, who was featured on Forbes 2011 list of the world’s billionaires, founded Tiens Group in 1995. The conglomerate has diverse business in biotechnology, logistics, finance, property, tourism and retail and has more than 12,000 employees, half of whom went to France to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hybrid electric train coming soon to Cebu City #BRT

The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Hybrid Electric Road Train will hit the road at the Clark Airbase in Angeles City, Pampanga this September for road worthiness tests before rolling out in Metro Manila’s major highways.
Designed by Filipino engineers and made with locally available parts, the 40-meter long train-like bus is an alternative means of transportation and one of DOST’s answer to the mass transportation dilemma in metro roads.
The road train is composed of five interconnected fully air-conditioned coaches, four of which can accommodate 60 passengers each for a total of 240 commuters per ride.  The last one is the power coach.
DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo estimates that the road train can serve 650,000 commuters when fully implemented. “This will happen after its testing phase which will take two to three years,” he said.
DOST's Electric Road Train

Launched last August 22, 2014 the road train can run with a maximum speed of 50kph. It is mainly powered by hybrid diesel fuel and electric-powered battery. Moreover, the train is designed to be energy-efficient, which means it does not need electricity and suspended cables to operate. This newest Filipino innovation also produces less smoke emission compared with existing mass transport vehicles, making it an eco-friendly mode of transport. (S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)
Cebu City may soon have its own environment-friendly mass transport system: a hybrid electric road train that can accommodate at least 200 passengers at a time.

This was after the city government signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Science and Technology on the proposed system, GMA Cebu's Vic Serna reported Thursday.
DOST's Electric Road Train

El Gamma Penumbra Gives Touching Performance in "Asia's Got Talent" Finals

Shadowplay group El Gamma Penumbra gave another world-class performance during the final's night of the biggest talent search in Asia. It could be remembered that the all-Pinoy group got a Golden Buzzer during their audition from Indonesian celebrity judge Anggun

El Gamma Penumbra is one of the four Filipino acts that perform in the grand finals of Asia's Got Talent in Singapore.

It can still be remembered that El Gamma Penumbra got two golden buzzers from the judges. The first golden buzzer was from Anggun and they received it on their audition, while the second golden buzzer was given by the four judges of Asia's Got Talent which immediately brings them to the grand finals.