Friday 10 October 2008

Shocking Sportswear

With a less than inspiring weekend of sport awaiting us, just a routine England match; we thought you might be inspired by some of these sporting 'fashion' gems!

This is Stade Francais latest 'butch' strip.

This a dashing cycling suit from Italian Mario Cipollini.

And this is what our African teams will be wearing on their rest days next year!
Lets hope England are slightly less shocking tomorrow.
Have a great weekend.

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Thursday 9 October 2008

Probably the best flip flops in the world!

Yes the world’s favourite flip flop has come to Quest Overseas.  A special delivery of 150 pairs of Havaiana's were received in September.  The secret to the sandals success has been its 46 year old legacy of flexible, comfortable and incredibly durable fashion wear.  Havaianas means Hawaiian in Portuguese and is a tribute to the glamorous American holiday destination.  9 pairs are made every second and 2.2 billion pairs have been sold since their introduction in 1962!  If you laid them end to end they would circle the earth 50 times!

The flip flops currently sell for £19.99 at Schuh stores across the UK, all volunteers with Quest Overseas this coming year will receive a pair.

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Wednesday 8 October 2008

Big Cat Live BBC1

If you are a Safari nut like me then check out the live feed for this weeks special Big Cat Live series on BBC.  This morning I watched 3 male leopards stalking 3 young cubs.  As 2 of them scattered the last stood his ground, it is unknown if he survived, all will be revealed tonight on BBC1 at 8pm!

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Tuesday 7 October 2008

"Lightning" Danny Vaz shines in Bristol

Well done to ex-South America leader Danny for your sterling effort at the Bristol Half Marathon - an extremely respectable 1hr 40mins. For the wellbeing of all spectators though, if you decide to run another race, Quest Overseas will be happy to sponsor you with some longer shorts - are those even legal?!!!

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One of Countdown's youngest competitors has continued his run of form, winning his third show in a row.

Eleven-year-old Kai Laddiman beat his latest challenger - taxi driver Bill Franklin - by a comfortable 95 points to 61.

And the schoolboy, from Broad Oak in East Sussex, is proving to be a king of the conundrums.

He took just four seconds to solve the puzzle, turning the letters LORNASBUM into SUBNORMAL.

Kai, who has to sit on a pile of cushions during filming so he can be seen by the cameras, has already obtained a B grade in AS level maths.

He said he learned the alphabet and how to count from the show, which he has been watching since he was two.

After his third win the young brain box grinned happily.

Mr Franklin, 49, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, looked sheepish in defeat.

The Channel 4 word game has attracted a stream of youthful competitors in recent years.

In 1992, eight-year-old James Squires won, and in 2005, Tanmay Dixit won in two shows at the age of eight. In 2006, 14-year-old Conor Travers became the youngest series champion.

It does beg the question, "How would you deal with getting beaten at spelling by a child?"

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Monday 6 October 2008

Mammals facing extinction threat

At least 25% of the world's mammal species are at risk of extinction, according to the first assessment of their status for a decade.

The Red List of Threatened Species says populations of more than half of mammalian species are falling, with Asian primates particularly at risk.

The biggest threat to mammals is loss of habitat, including deforestation.

Read the full article from the BBC here

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Flying man

Given the chance I would love to do this, i do however think that even at my grand old age of 28 my mother might put her foot down, at least that would be my excuse. The name of the flyer is Loic Jean Albert 28 y.o. he has over of 8000 jumps and 500 basejumps.The location is the Verbier mountains in Switzerland.
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File Found!!

After 2 weeks searching 6 houses for an important red file Michael Amphlet (founder of Quest Overseas) not only found the troublesome document but managed to jump 4ft in the air in jubilation!  That's the kind of office entertainment that's needed on a grey Monday.
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Back When the World Was Flat...

The world is a globe right? Or maybe not....bizarrely despite years of scientific evidence and photographs to the contrary there are still a few who believe that the Earth is in fact flat. Dismissing satellite photos showing a spherical world as fakes, part of an international space agency conspiracy to dupe the general public for profit, "Flat Earthers" believe that the world is in fact disc shaped. There are no reported incidents of ships falling off the edge as circumnavigation occurs as a broad circle across the surface of this disc and besides, Antarctica is thought to occupy the entire circumference of the Earth. We'll let you make up your own minds but we remain unconvinced!
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