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FHM List of world’s 100 sexiest women 2008 2008-04-28

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TV presenter Kirsty Allsop came 91st in the FHM magazine poll the 100 most sexy women in the world. Just ahead of — her at 83 — was soprano Katherine Jenkins, also making her first entry in the chart.

They both beat supermodel Kate Moss, who has dropped out of the top 100 altogether. She was 68 last year. Another notable absentee was Myleene Klass, who was 67th in 2007.

There were three Brits in the top 10 – pin-up Keeley Hazell (3), Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole (7) and actress Keira Knightley (10).

Transformers star Fox, 22, was a new entry along with Prince Harry’s girlfriend Chelsy Davy and model Agyness Deyn.

Fox knocked last year’s winner Jessica Alba off the top spot. The Californian beauty had to make do with second place this time.

The 16 re-entries included Victoria Beckham and the Minogue sisters, Dannii and Kylie.

FHM’s editor-in-chief Anthony Noguera said:

‘Megan Fox is a very deserving winner of this year’s FHM title.

‘From out of nowhere, she’s captured the hearts – and fantasies – of British men to capture the No1 slot.

‘With such incredible competition, and after just one major film role, that is an amazing achievement.’

Some 20% of the women in the list were 26. Forty-six were blondes, 52 brunettes and two red heads.

Here is FHM’s list of 100 Sexiest Women, 2008: (more…)

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Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate 2007 2007-04-15

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[Picture of Richard Rogers]The winner of the world’s most prestigious Architectural Prize for the year 2007 has been announced as Italian-born British architect Sir Richard George Rogers (Baron Rogers of Riverside) of the firm “Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners“. (more…)

Superfoods 2007-03-03

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Although their benefits can be overstated — a large dollop of retailer marketing goes towards promoting them — ‘Superfoods’ are a worthwhile addition to any diet.

There can be no definitive list, as there are regular additions. However, here’s a list of well established ‘Superfoods’. (more…)

Derby Car Park 10th Safest Place on Earth 2007-03-02

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A car park in Derby is one of the most secure places in the world, according to a study published in science magazine ‘Focus‘. (more…)

Time’s 60 Years of Heroes 2006-11-07

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To Grace the front cover of ‘Time magazine’ is regarded as a real accolade, a sign that you have made it.

The likes of Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev and ‘The Beatles’ have taken pride of place in the journal’s hall of fame, epitomising all that is great and innovative in society. The cover stars’ names read like a Who’s Who of the world stage, providing a social commentary of our time.

But this week, as ‘Time magazine’ publishes a special issue to celebrate six decades of the magazine’s European edition, entitled ’60 Years of Heroes’, it has thrown up some unlikely candidates for the title of hero.

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MTV Europe Music Awards 2006-11-02

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MTV Europe Music Awards Copenhagen, Denmark 2006-11-02. Full winners list:

Best Song: Gnarls Barkley, ‘Crazy’;
Best Group: ‘Depeche Mode’;
Best Album: ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’, ‘Stadium Arcadium’; (more…)

Digital Music Awards 2006 2006-10-22

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There were 19 awards presented at the refurbished Roundhouse venue in London’s Camden borough, 13 of which were voted for by music fans via www.dma06.com and six of which were decided by a panel of experts.

The full list of DMA winners is, as follows:

Best Pop Artist in association with ‘TV Hits’ : Lily Allen;
Best Rock Artist in association with ‘HMV’: ‘Muse’;
Best Urban Artist in association with Touch: ‘Lemar;
Best Electronic Artist or DJ in association with Mixmag: ‘Lorraine’;
Best Unsigned Artist in association with ‘Channel4.com/music’: ‘The Wonderfuls’. (more…)

Clean Beaches 2006-09-18

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The Blue Flag has become the definitive international measure of beaches since it began back in 1987.

It is regarded as a highly effective monitoring system, because it measures everything from accessibility for disabled visitors through to the number of bins provided and litter left on the beach.

Water must be clean enough to have achieved the highest standard defined by European Law.

Award winners can fly a Blue Flag during the bathing season and must display their water quality and the facilities they provide on easy to read beach signs. (more…)

World Cup Winners 2006-07-20

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The complete list of FIFA World Cup winners: (more…)

The Best Product Design IDEA 2006 2006-07-01

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Design teams from Asia nabbed a quarter of this year’s gold awards, up from 8 per cent in 2005.

What’s more, the ‘bar of excellence’ is moving ever higher; for companies worldwide, design has become strategic, the very core of their efforts to differentiate what they make and do.

But is design itself becoming a commodity? (more…)