The fakes have gotten a lot better but they are still super cheap watches. Wear it for any length of time and the gold paint will start to flake off or wear badly. You get what you pay for. There is also a character element. Someone tells you nice watch and how do you reply? “Thanks” or “It is a fake”. Either response is a reflection of you as a person and how others will perceive you based on your response. Recently noticed a Rolex style watch (Of all things Folex lol) on someone at work and mentioned nice watch, his response was that it was a fake and he quit wearing it to work. From a different perspective, why on earth would you want to support a fake industry of any type? Regardless of what industry you work in, and I assume, you’re trying to make an honest living, how would you feel if you’re suddenly competing against others flogging fakes or replicas in your industry? Long ago, lived overseas and wore some fake polos. They are were cheap but cheap fabric and wore poorly. Logos, eventually came off. Just not worth it. There are many nice watches from legitimate brands, just buy one of those. I’ve worn a Stainless Steel Rolex for over 23 years. If I remember correctly, it was manufactured in 1972. I think our family has 5 or more of various types. I like the brand and I’ll always wear one or at least I currently have no desire to swap brands. I can certainly understand why fakes/replicas are bought. Everyone has a right to spend their hard earned funds in the manner they feel appropriate. If I had to purchase my next one, I would certainly have to give pause. But after 23 years, still functions like a champ and certainly holds up better than a car. Cheers.
WYCKOFF Four men are in custody following a brazen, noontime jewelry heist today that for a brief time netted the quartet handfuls of Rolex watches worth millions of dollars, police said.
All four, including one who jumped from a moving Chevrolet Tahoe SUV as it was being pursued by police, were arrested shortly afterward, police said.
Police identified the men as Darren Ellis, Brooklyn , 28; Maurice J. Highland, Jamaica, New York, 24; Andre C. Lewis, Brooklyn, 35; and Adrian C. Hicken, Effort, Pa., 35.
They all face charges of robbery and theft, assault, possession of a weapon, eluding, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault upon a police officer.
The robbery began when three men, all wearing ski masks and at least one of whom was armed with a sledgehammer, walked into the jewelry store shortly before noon and began smashing Rolex display cases and scooping the watches into a pillowcase, police said. Another of the robbers opened a store safe and started taking rings, earrings and necklaces, police said.
Two customers, both women, were thrown to the floor, but neither was injured.
The men then fled and got into an SUV parked nearby and driven by a fourth man.
Police pursued the robbers down Route 208, said police department spokesman Matt Fenkart said.
The first suspect was arrested when he bailed out of the vehicle in Franklin Lakes, and the others in Hawthorne, Fenkart said.
A Hawthorne officer stopped the getaway vehicle with his police cruiser on Goffle Road, and the remaining suspects were arrested when they tried to run away, he said.
The officer was injured, Fenkart said, but it not clear whether he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Question: What’s purple and commutes? An abelian grape.
Get it? If you don’t, relax: you are perfectly normal. Mathematicians, you see, are different. and their jokes prove it.
Question: What do you get if you cross an elephant and a banana? elephant banana sin Laughing matter? The esoteric nature of their discipline seems to unnerve mathematicians themselves. Punchstock
This is, of course, precisely the kind of thing that makes people suspect that mathematicians inhabit another world: not necessarily a rich and ethereal world of platonic beauty, rather a world of nerdy, asocial introspection and bad haircuts. That is probably no different from suspecting that footballers inhabit a world of tacky, mockTudor mansions and exmodel wives, or that all engineers have train sets in their bedrooms. The stereotypes of a profession should never be confused with its individuals; but they do reveal something of its culture.
That’s why the ‘sampling of mathematical folk humour’1 collected by Paul Renteln, a physicistturnedmathematician at California State University in San Bernardino, and folklorist Alan Dundes of the University of California, Berkeley, is fascinating. It is also a little alarming. To judge from this selection, mathematicians embrace and even revel in their own caricature.
The ‘abelian grape’ is simply the kind of word play that many jokes employ; but a mathematician could scarcely tell it without being conscious that only fellow mathematicians would understand. All the same, there is nothing particularly unusual about the playground exclusivity of the injoke. But what about this one:
of the jokes are about the usual things that people find important. To establish upper and lower bounds for the number of personnel required, we must determine whether the sufficient conditions of Lemma 2.1 (Availability of personnel) and those of Corollary 2.3.55 (Motivation of personnel) apply. If and only if these conditions are met, we derive the result by an application of the theorems in Section 3.1123. The resulting upper bound is, of course, a result in an abstract measure space, in the weak topology.
This isn’t just a dig at the way mathematicians turn a real problem into something abstract and then express it in a formalized, pedantic and bloodless language. Like many other mathematical jokes, it expresses an apparent discomfort at the artificiality of the whole enterprise. The joke seems to suggest that mathematics remains precariously suspended by its own conventions, and that if you took them away there would be nothing left.
Telling the proof The central convention is surely the notion of proving theorems. So the basic anxiety of the mathematician is whether he or she can find a proof, and whether that proof will withstand peer scrutiny.
If, therefore, Freud was right to claim that jokes relieve anxiety by releasing suppressed feelings, mathematicians’ jokes betray a deepseated worry about whether their proofs are, so to speak, big enough. A humorous ‘guide for lecturers’ outlines the many different kinds of proof available:
Proof by omission: reader may easily supply the details.”
Proof by appeal to intuition: drawings frequently help here.
As a window into the psyche of the mathematician, this is revealing stuff. But “it seems unlikely to appear in standup comedy routines anytime soon,” Renteln admits. “None of the jokes are about the usual things that people find important, such as money, sex and power,” he says. “Everyone laughs at the joke of the lawyer whose arm is ripped off by a speeding truck but who is only concerned about his Rolex, but no one cares about the mathematician who is worried about the validity of his proof.”
All the same, Renteln feels that “Some of the jokes reveal the profound creativity of mathematicians, which runs counter to the common stereotype of mathematics as dull, routine drudgery.”
Selfreferential As well as proof anxiety, mathematical jokes reveal a kind of utility anxiety. Engineers believe equations approximate the real world. Physicists think that the real world approximates equations. Mathematicians are unable to make the connection.
And there is a host of jokes about how mathematicians consider their job done when they have reduced a problem to a previously solved one. A mathematician awoken from his hotel bed by a fire sees a fire hose in the hall, exclaims, “Ah, a solution exists!” and goes back to bed.
All of this suggests that even mathematicians are a little disturbed by what seems to be the sheer unnaturalness of their task. The pedantic dissection and debating of scripture by the medieval scholarmonk, in many ways analogous, was at least motivated by a belief that it brought humankind closer to God. In contrast, although some mathematicians work on problems with practical applications, the ideas that circulate in the upper tiers of the maths universe seem to refer to nothing but themselves.
Even scientists are sometimes forced to wonder if this isn’t just some glorious ‘glass bead game’. But perhaps mathematicians should take heart from the fact that one may find maths humour in surprising places.
Michael Jackson: Homer, this is Floyd. He’s an idiot savant. Give him any two numbers and he can multiply them in his head, just like that.
JEUX OLYMPIQUES Le magazine amricain Forbes a enqut sur les revenus publicitaires d’Usain Bolt (lien en anglais). En 2008, le coureur jamacain n’tait encore qu’une curiosit. Ses records n’avaient pas dpass l’enceinte des stades. Ses seuls sponsors taient alors Digicel, un oprateur tlphonique jamacain, et Puma, avec lequel le sportif avait sign un “petit contrat” en 2003.
Dcouvrez en images les 10 sportifs les mieux pays des JO en bas d’article.
Trois mdailles d’or et trois records du monde plus tard, Usain Bolt est devenu l’un des athltes les plus connus de la plante. En mme temps que sa clbrit a grandi, son salaire s’est largement toff. Sur les 12 derniers mois, Usain Bolt aurait en effet amass 20,3 millions de dollars en bonus, frais de reprsentation (participation des vnements organiss par les marques) et sponsoring divers. Il est devenu le 63e sportif le mieux pay du monde.
Aprs Pkin, Usain Bolt a sign des contrats publicitaires avec une marques de boissons, Gatorade, la marque de montres Swiss ainsi que Virgin Media. Visa l’a aussi choisi pour reprsenter sa marque en Europe. Usain Bolt a galement sign un contrat pour dessiner sa propre ligne des casques audio avec Soul Electronic. Enfin, en juin, le sportif a sign un contrat plusieurs millions de dollars avec Nissan pour tre le nouveau visage de la campagne.
Mais le plus gros salaire de Bolt vient de son contrat avec Puma. (lien en anglais) La marque a d’ailleurs revu le contrat du sportif la hausse en 2010, lui assurant une rente de 9 millions de dollars par an. Un montant astronomique pour l’athltisme.
“Bolt a ouvert le monde de l’athltisme au grand public”
Les frais de reprsentation reprsentent aussi une grande partie des revenus d’Usain Bolt. Le sportif touche de 200.000 350.000 dollars pour assister un vnement. Selon Forbes, ces sommes mirobolantes s’expliquent par le fait que “Bolt a ouvert le monde de l’athltisme au grand public, comme Tiger Woods l’avait fait en golf ou Michael Jordan en basket”.
La finale du 100m dimanche soir tait la comptition la plus attendue des Jeux olympiques. Les organisateurs de Londres 2012 ont en effet reu plus d’un million de demandes de tickets pour cet vnement avec des prix allant jusqu’ 1.130 dollars, soit plus que pour n’importe quelle autre comptition.
Dcouvrez en images les 10 sportifs les mieux pays des JO, selon Forbes.
1. Roger Federer 54.3 millions de dollarsRoger Federer, numro 1 mondial, a gagn le tournoi de Wimbledon pour la septime fois en juillet dernier. Ses principaux sponsors : Crdit Suisse, Gilette, Lindt, Mercedes Benz, Nike, Rolex, Wilson.
2. LeBron James 53 millions de dollarsLeBron James volue au sein du Miami Heat. Il est la star la plus sponsorise de la NBA avec Nike, McDonald’s, CocaCola, State Farm et Dunkin’ Donuts.
3. Kobe Bryant 52.3 millions de dollars 33 ans, Kobe Bryant est le doyen de la slection amricaine. Il joue chez les Lakers de Los Angeles.
4. Maria Sharapova 27.1 millions de dollarsMaria Sharapova a amass 5,1 millions de gains durant les 12 derniers mois en gagnant 4 tournois dont Roland Garros. Elle gagne quatre fois plus avec ses contrats professionnels avec Evian, Head, Nike, Samsung et Tag Heuer. Londres 2012 sont ses premiers jeux olympiques.
5. Kevin Durant 25.5 millions de dollarsKevin Durant joue Oklahoma City.
6. Carmelo Anthony 22.9 millions de dollarsAnthony Carmelo joue pour les Knicks de New York.
7. Usain Bolt 20,3 millions de dollars
8. Novak Djokovic 19,8 millions de dollarsNovak Djokovic a gagn trois titres du grand chelem en 2011 et a amass 12,6 millions de gains. Djokovic a sign un contrat publicitaire avec la marque japonaise uniqlo en mai dernier.
9. Chris Paul 19,2 millions de dollarsChris Paul volue au sein des Clippers de Los Angeles. Parmi ses sponsors : Jeep, Nike, Powerade et Upper Deck.
Li Na, 18,4 millions de dollarsSes sponsors : Babolat, HaaganDaaz, Nike, Samsung, Mercedes et de nombreuses compagnies chinoises. Li Na est la premire joueuse de tennis asiatique remporter un tournoi du grand chelem. Ce sont les troisime jeux olympiques de Li Na
Rolex is probably copied more than any other, probably the most popular among the watches and replica watches in the world. The brand is always in high demand and brings in a great deal of cash from the secondary markets. This means there is a neverending source of customers for Rolex products.
The replica watch makers capitalize on the fact that Rolex seldom changes their models, and on the large replacement parts market to produce some very good replicas of original Rolex models.
Rolex has countered the replica threat in the last couple of years with a few security features in their latest offerings. Rolex currently etches a very small (invisible to the naked eye) crown at the 6 o’clock position on the watch crystal.
Recent Rolex models seen at the 2004 show in Basel have shown watches with the name “Rolex” engraved on the dial sides under the crystal. Since neither is consistently used across the current product line it remains to be seen how effective these measures will be.
Even with these new anticounterfeiting methods in place, there still is a huge market of preowned Rolex watches that are vulnerable to being confused with the higherend replicas.
The models that seem to get copied the most in replica watch market are: Submariner, Day Date (President), DateJust, SeaDweller, Explorer II, GMT II, and Daytona. It is notable that the trend currently in Rolex counterfeits is to produce replicas of “vintage” models in the watches and replica watch market. That means replica “Double Red” SeaDwellers and counterfeit 1980sstyle Daytonas using Poljot movements. Always be suspicious of a 40year old watch that looks new and tried to be sold as brand new in the watch and replica watch market.
Many replica sellers try to confuse the issue on the quality of their goods by referring to “A++” or “Category 1″ watches. When it comes down to it they break down into simple categories:
Poor No observant person would ever confuse these examples with the real watch. They are cheap and flimsy, made out of poor quality pot metal and in some cases plastic. The band links are secured with pins instead of screws, and may even have seethrough plastic case backs that show off the cheap Asian movement. These also sometimes use quartz movements which result in a “tick” in the movement of the second hand.
Average The average Rolex replica would pass the “Sleeve” test (viewed on the wrist from a distance), but would fall flat on closer examination. They have incorrect bezel inserts and date wheel fonts. Watch for poor magnification from the cyclops on Submariners.
Highend The better quality counterfeits still suffer from bad bezel inserts (particularly the bezel pearl, which is not inset), but the task of picking them out becomes much more difficult with the ability to fit genuine parts to these examples. More than one replica submariner is floating around with a genuine bezel. The easiest way to identify these watches is to look for the correct cyclops magnification and the right font on the date wheel..
Jesse Jackson Jr., fils du militant des droits civiques Jesse Jackson, a t inculp vendredi pour avoir achet une Rolex et rnov sa maison avec des fonds de campagne, prs de trois mois aprs avoir dmissionn du Congrs amricain.
Selon l’acte d’inculpation dpos devant un tribunal de Washington, Jesse Jackson Jr., 47 ans, a prlev de son compte de campagne plus de 750.000 dollars pour des dpenses personnelles, dont une montre Rolex 43.350 dollars, des manteaux de fourrure, des procdures cosmtiques et des objets ayant appartenu au chanteur Michael Jackson, dont l’un de ses chapeaux (4.600 dollars).
Le dmocrate, un temps considr comme l’une des personnalits montantes du parti, a dmissionn en novembre aprs avoir t rlu la Chambre des reprsentants, malgr des mois d’absence.
Il a admis souffrir de troubles maniacodpressifs, et avait alors dclar: “Je suis conscient de l’enqute fdrale en cours sur mes activits, et je fais tout pour rsoudre la situation, cooprer avec les enquteurs et accepter la responsabilit de mes erreurs”.
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Melrose Jewelers has launched an exotic new range of stainless steel Rolex Submariner Watches in addition to the stylish range of Rolex Watches offered to its valued customers. Melrose Jewelers is a renowned online retailer of luxury wristwatches and fine diamond jewelry. Each luxury watch ships in “Showroom” mint condition and come with a comprehensive 2 year warranty, lifetime authenticity warranty and 30 day exchange offer.
Melrose Jewelers spokesperson stated, “We have launched an exotic new range of stainless steel Rolex Submariner Watches. It is an absolute must have for any avid watch collector and is a perfect introductory timepiece for anyone beginning their collection.” The exclusive collection of stainless steel Rolex Submariner is the quintessential sportsman’s watch. The scintillating timepieces have a sporty and modern appearance while at the same time maintaining the classic elegance associated with Rolex brand.
The stainless steel Rolex Submariner is a perfect combination of functionality and precision. It combines luxurious style with exquisite functionality to create the classic sportsman’s watch. It balances useful features such as a rotating bezel, trip lock winding crown and waterproof stainless steel case with the precision of the world renowned 31 Jewel signature Rolex movements. There is no question why this timepiece was the watch of choice for the original ; it has since become the most recognized and sought after timepiece in the Rolex line.
Other varieties of Rolex sports watches that have gained popularity in the recent years are the Rolex Daytona, for racing and timed sports and the Rolex Explorer, for hiking and outdoor activities. The Rolex Daytona earned its name from Rolex’s sponsorship of the 24 Hour of Daytona race at the time its original chronograph was released. Initially discontinued due to lack of demand, the Rolex Daytona has since gained rapid esteem from avid collectors and Rolex enthusiasts alike.
He had a Top 10 single with Wearing My Rolex, his patented Eskibeat made Cash In Pocket an underground anthem and he’s supported Hot Chip and JayZ on international tours.
Additionally he’s helped Speech Debelle and Kano (“who could be the best anytime he wanted”) along the way. Now, Wiley is putting his mentor status on hold and stepping back into the limelight with Take That, a brand new single that’s the first fruit of a fouralbum major label deal with Island Records.
“I was playing in a club and didn’t know Take That were rehearsing in an aircraft hangar nearby,” Wiley explains on the handsfree as he wends his way down the motorway from his studio in Manchester to his London home.
“Mark Owen popped in for cigarettes and when I was writing the song, that popped back into my mind. I’ve got respect for any performer who fulfills their dreams.
“Dizzee, for example, stood out because he could not only write good lyrics, he could write songs. He had it early, when he was 16. He’s a sick kid. People wonder about him selling out but he has done what he said he was going to do.”
As for Take That he doesn’t think Robbie Williams needs to rejoin his old boy band.
“He should give me a ring, come and do a tune, and I’ll bring him onto the Grime scene,” Wiley laughs. “People rule Robbie out and he proves them wrong. When it comes to bank balance he can teach everyone a lesson. We could sit down and do some writing and I’d make him credible in the rap world. He lives in America, doesn’t he? He can talk about chicken, waffles and champagne, and how he’s a wild card.”
Though he’s celebrated Rolex and gets associated with various designer brands, Wiley has a take it or leave it attitude to the bling lifestyle.
“I use things that are common for people,” he insists. “I’m not looking for sponsorship. Everything jewellery, Rolexes, cars it’s all nonsense.
You get it, you have it, you sell it, you die. You can’t take it with you. But I bet you 100 now that, although Rolex has nothing to do with Urban or anything like that, my song helped them sell a lot more watches. Rolex pat me on the back!
“I watched my dad and his friends form bands and jam together, and it installed a lot of different elements into me. I was happy to jump on a keyboard or drums watching them as a kid.
But in school it turned into MCing, DJs and turntables.
“I got locked into things because of the beats and all the exciting stuff in the charts. But my dad is a strong reason why I do what I do. He’d juggle the music with his paid job from British Telecom maybe that’s where I get the urge to do so much work.”
With a halfbrother and his two daughters also following in his footsteps, Wiley’s musical dynasty looks set to stay strong in the future.
“With the girls, a lot of the urge to do it comes from telly,” he says. “Watching Disney and High School Musical they hear music and want to do it. They get on the computer and the drum machine and off they go.” l Take That is out now.
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Starting from his first Kannada film Majestic, Darshan has been afraid of experimentation.
“What can I do if my films like Nanna Preethiya Ramu, which was made with so much of passion and commitment, is rejected at the box office, while a formulaic film like Daasa succeeds? All these things happen within a span of two weeks. I think fans are the better judges. They want to see me in action films,” says Darshan.
“I wanted to ensure that my first film with Darshan will be discussed as a good film in the commercial format. I had watched Darshan’s Datta where he had acted brilliantly in a comedy role.
“Though Darshan had some fights, the entertainment quotient of the film was his comical timing. Darshan was equally at ease doing comedy in Gaja. I always felt that Darshan’s range of talents have not been utilised properly in many of his action films. I kept this in mind while I wrote the script. The story is by Janardhana Maharshi,” he says.
Darshan plays the role of a passionate lover.
Darshan is also optimistic about the film.
“The story is not a regular one. The difference is not only in my characterisation but in the presentation too. A couple of jabardast fights are also there for action lovers,” says Darshan.
Arati Thakur, a former beauty queen who represented India at the Mrs World competition is the heroine of the film.
Hari Krishna is the music director. The audio of the film has already been released. Yamma Maama Maya has already become a huge hit. Ramesh Babu is the cinematographer of the film. The film is produced by Babu Reddy who made Hudugaata with Ganesh earlier.