• BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Renault, Honda and Toyota revealed their proposals for a Grand Prix World Championship (GPWC) at a meeting with nine F1 teams.

    BBC: SPORT | Motorsport | Formula One | Rival series issues team pledge

  • Smith (NYSE:AOS), a manufacturer of water heating equipment and electric motors, Armstrong World (NYSE:AWI), a producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

    FORBES: Time Bashes Homeownership, Buy Homebuilder Stocks

  • But the big act came on Thursday when the Obama administration released its Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World report (PDF) that includes a proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights that the administration plans to send to Congress.

    FORBES: Is Online Privacy Finally Becoming a Reality?

  • WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2012) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today learned that the Judge in a patent action brought by Mformation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted RIM's motion for judgment as a matter of law, concluding that the evidence did not support the Jury's finding of patent infringement.

    ENGADGET: RIM escapes $147.2 million hit as Mformation appeal ends in victory

  • She finished first in two, the javelin throw and the eighty-metre hurdles (a world record), and tied for first in the high jump (another world record).

    NEWYORKER: Glory Days

  • Mid-sized market (St Louis is the 17th largest MSA) with a history of success (2nd most World Series titles in baseball) and a team that is still competitive enough in the modern day to keep fans caring.

    FORBES: Lesson From Steelers, Packers In Building An Avid Fan Base

  • Trusting the wisdom of Spock (Leonard Nimoy), the Federation (read: Free World) selects Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to escort a contingent of Klingons (read: Soviets) to a peace conference (read: end of Cold War).

    NEWYORKER: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

  • The monster squash weighed in at 1, 504lb (682kg), about 200lb (90kg) short of the world record, and has a circumference of about 17ft (5.18m).

    BBC: Ian and Stuart Paton with pumpkin

  • Previously I examined how those with a utopian view of the world (liberals) seek equal results, whereas those with a more tragic view (conservatives) only seek a fair process.

    FORBES: What Kind of Power Is the Most Dangerous?

  • In economic terms, the UK is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a body charged with promoting global free trade.

    BBC: Unit 6D: International Politics and the UK

  • But his talk of unity, his avoidance of blame, and his promise to end the war all seem intended to gesture to a similar prospect of redemption: not only for black people but for white people (for voting for a black man), for Republicans (for embracing unity with a Democrat), and for Americans (for saying to the world that the war was a mistake).

    NEWYORKER: The Conciliator

  • To begin with, the U.S. is a longtime member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a 140-member group that tries to promote international trade, reduces trade barriers, and handles trade disputes between member countries.

    FORBES: Trumped-Up Policies: Ready for the 'Trump Tax'?

  • Australia is a country where a relatively gentle (by world standards) effort to reimpose a sort of national ideology looks destined to fail.

    ECONOMIST: Learning about the past

  • If you entered everything in correctly, you now have a working US phone, with a real phone number that can be used anywhere in the world with a net (WiFi) connection.

    ENGADGET: How-To: Use a Pocket PC PDA as a WiFiphone

  • "Now is the time for us as a country, as a nation, as a world, to address these (issues) in a systematic way -- not too hastily, but in a calm, reasoned, rational, balanced way, " Frist said.

    CNN: Senate weighs ethical implications

  • Mr Billington first proposed the creation of a World Digital Library (WDL) to UNESCO in 2005, remarking that such a project could "have the salutary effect of bringing people together by celebrating the depth and uniqueness of different cultures in a single global undertaking".

    UNESCO: Communication and Information

  • Consumer Watchdog, which describes itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, voiced concern that the Do Not Track effort would undercut a plan from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to create a strict Do Not Track standard.

    FORBES: President Obama's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

  • He again broke ground with a namesake prize (and other awards) for work that promotes understanding of religious thought in the secular world (hardly a more important topic today, eh?).

    FORBES: Blue-Chip Investment

  • Fox (Meryl Streep), and their son, Ash (Jason Schwartzman), inhabit a world that's disarmingly, well, lifelike.

    CNN: Review: 'Mr. Fox' is fantastic

  • That combined with a world class airline (Emirates), luxury hotels, as well as vast shopping and entertainment options make it a destination for people from all over the world.

    FORBES: Dubai Has Recovered Faster Because Of Zero Tax, Economic Free Zones

  • In a single year, the British-born actress impressively--and successfully-- vacillated between a splashy franchise flick ( Disney 's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) and a dramatic literary romance (Focus Features' Atonement).

    FORBES: Magazine Article

  • Today, it includes 23 hotels, four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom), almost 100 restaurants, two water parks (Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach), a sports complex (Disney's Wide World of Sports), and two shopping and nightlife districts (Downtown Disney and Disney's Boardwalk), as well as six golf courses, three miniature golf courses and lagoons with water sports, all connected by a complicated system of free buses, boats and monorails.

    BBC: Lonely Planet's top five day trips from Miami

  • They have gone on to reach out further into the cultural market place with the Game City Prize that draws on a panel of distinguished judges (outside the world of gaming) to pick a top game each year.

    FORBES: LA Game Space Helps Video Games Grow Up

  • The ripple effect on theaters was felt as high up as namesti Miru, where the management of Divadlo Na Vinohradech postponed the opening of Svet plny andelu (A World Full of Angels).

    UNESCO: Communication et information

  • "This match will always remain a memorable one because of the victory and also because Sachin (Tendulkar) set a world record of 35 Test centuries here, " he added.

    BBC: SPORT | Cricket | Kumble spins India to Delhi win

  • But here, as with a segment called "Riffs on Agon" (which took inspirations of movement and music from Igor Stravinsky's "Agon, " a 1957 ballet by George Balanchine) and with the world premiere of "Orbit" (a composition for solo cello by Philip Glass), Lil Buck looked somewhat constrained held back by efforts based more on set choreography than improvisation.

    WSJ: A Morris Quartet; Lil Buck's Jookin' | Mark Morris Dance Group With Mikhail Baryshnikov | Lil Buck | Yo-Yo Ma | A Jookin' Jam Session at (Le) Poisson Rouge | By Robert Greskovic

  • Goldspink has joined other computer graphics (CG) bosses from the UK and around the world at Swansea Animation Days 2002 (SAND) - a 48-hour festival showcase celebrating the latest 3D techniques and mapping the future for digital animation, as 2D methods wane.

    BBC: Hollywood FX queen home to boost

  • One day a week working from home can make a world of difference to a new (or not so new) mother or father.

    FORBES: Five Easy Steps to A+ Work-Life Balance

  • However, you'd think that in an industry that is famous for such embarrassing pronouncements that 640K ought to be enough for anybody (well, maybe for your camera's firmware) or that there is a world market for about five computers (perhaps in every person's pockets), companies would tread cautiously in announcing that they're not going to create something.

    ENGADGET: Switched On: The iPod Photo's slippery slope towards video

  • COPENHAGEN, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEGO World - Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has partnered with The LEGO Group to provide 3D interactive building instructions for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, a new platform designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots.

    ENGADGET: Autodesk partners with Lego to create 3D interactive Mindstorm EV3 instructions

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