Sylvester Stallone Faces Penalty of $ 9,870 in Fines and Court Costs

Stallone, who did not come to court, pleaded guilty last week.During the search of the actor's luggage customs officers found 48 vials of Jintropin, the human growth hormone. When customs officials arrived to search his Sydney hotel room three days later, Stallone wanted to get rid of four vials of testosterone.Human growth hormone that is usually used for building muscle mass, is found on the list of a performance enhancing drug in Australia. To import this hormone, it is necessary to get a special permit from the Australian national drug regulator.Sylvester Stallone was convicted on May 21of importing unauthorized muscle-building hormones into Australia. The actor will have to cover over $ 9,870 in fines and prosecution costs.The Hollywood star did not have a valid prescription for human growth hormone vials found in his luggage when he arrived in Australia for a promotional tour in February. For some reason the actor did not declare the male hormone testosterone for which he had a valid prescription.

Tokyo Headquarters for Swatch Group Ltd.

Thus, customers have the feeling of being in the store of their choice even when they haven't entered it. More than 400 people will soon work in Swatch's new center. Swatch Group looks forward to stick to its strategy of opening large centers in the center of cities. It is worth mentioning that the company is already the owner of a prestigious building located in the center of Shanghai. The officials from Swatch stated that in case the company has the opportunity to open its new centers in Paris or London, it won't hesitate. Swatch Group expects its center to achieve 10 percent of the company's annual sales in Japan.The world's biggest watch manufacturer, the Swiss company Swatch, opened its new building in Tokyo. Thus, the new building became the company's headquarters for the watch market of Japan. Swatch's new headquarters is called "Nicolas G. Hayek" center and it is located right in the center of Japan's capital. The Swiss company invested more than 200 million francs in its new building. Among them 150 millions were used to buy the land. The new building looks out on a huge commercial avenue of Tokyo. The center's first floors are built for sales and customer care. Seven stores of "Nicolas G. Hayek" offer various products of the group. It is worth mentioning that the company includes such brands as: Breguet, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz, Glash?tte Original, Union Glash?tte, L?on Hatot, Omega, Rado, Longines, Swatch, Tissot, Calvin Klein, Certina, Mido, Pierre Bal-main, Hamilton, Flik Flak and Endura and each one of them has its customized elevator.

Cartier Visits Kremlin

At the beginning of the 20th century Cartier became the official supplier of the court of Russian Tsar Nicolas II.At the exhibition Cartier displays its 165 pieces that illustrate the history of horology design during the 20th century. The company presents its know-how along with its technical and ornamental contributions.During the exhibition the jeweler from the Rue de la Paix will present all of its stylistic periods. The starting point is the garland style and the finish line is presented through modern and Art deco style. Cartier shows its wonders inside the prestigeous setting found in Place des Cath?drales, in the belfry of Ivan the Terrible. The setting is just a few steps away of the Tsars' treasure.In the period between May 25 and August 25, the Moscow's Kremlin museum houses the exhibition called "Cartier - Innovations through the 20th century." The innovation spirit of the popular watch and jewelry brand is presented through 165 genuine pieces and 25 original drawings.It is important to note that till now not one jewelry brand was allowed to present itself in Moscow's highly protected place. Thus Cartier is the first brand that was granted the honor to open its exposition in Russia's most famous ancient tsar citadel, which currently serves as a residence of the Russian government.This unprecedented event represents the long friendship that bound Cartier and Russia since 1860, when the jeweler from the Rue de la Paix supplied its exclusive products to Russian princes in Paris.

Notable Historical Facts

The company created its timepieces mainly for military use.The world's first anti magnetic watch was created by the famous Swiss watchmaker Tissot.The first and the only watch, chosen by NASA, worn by astronauts in their mission to the moon remains Omega Speedmaster. The Russian and American astronauts wore Omega Speedmaster during the world's first craft meeting of Apollo-Soyuz that took place in 1975.The Oxford Dictionary stated that the word "Time" is the most often used noun in the English language.It compensates watch errors caused by gravity. Even today tourbillon is one of the most sophisticated mechanisms to manufacture.The first wristwatch was invented by Patek Philippe. Until the First World War the wristwatch was considered to be a woman's accessory. Till WW I men wore pocket watches.The first atomic clock that used ammonia was developed in 1949 by the National Bureau of Standards, which is now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology.The first wristwatch for men was invented by Cartier. The famous jeweler created a watch for his friend – Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont.When Sir Edmund Hilary climbed Mt. Everest (the first human to conquer the mountain) in 1953 he wore Rolex Oyster.The first mass production of wristwatches was started by Girard-Perregaux.


Casio Introduces New GPS Watch: GPR

Points of Interest (POI). Record where you are on the globe, and what time you were there. Up to 100 POIs can be stored. The watch will also calculate the distance between where you are, and one other point. Automatic electro-luminescent backlight.Lift up your wrist and tilt it toward your face to automatically illuminate the LCD. (Useful while training in the early morning.) Water-resistant to 5ATM, 50 meters, or about 165 feet. Stopwatch with 1/100th of a second resolution. You can also record data (lap/split times, total time, average pace, total distance and more) on up to 50 workouts.Casio has decided to try their luck at another GPS watch. While their first GPS watch was more of a smallish hand-held GPS strapped to your wrist, the GPR-100 is actually the smallest GPS watch available (63.1mm x 49.5mm x 17.1mm). And it actually looks like a watch, so it won't get you pulled out of an airport security line and escorted into a mysterious back room.This time, Casio has decided to focus on runners. It's going to be a while before you can strap a really functional general purpose GPS to your wrist (why bother when there are so many amazing and compact hand-held GPS devices out there), so I think it's smart of Casio to narrow down their focus.Why is GPS such important technology for runners? As long as a GPS device can receive a signal from at least three different satellites, it can can tell you where you are, how fast you're moving, how far you've gone, how much further you have to go, and it can calculate information on your pace. That means no more measuring your route with your car's odometer. The obvious advantage to packing all this functionality into a watch is to make it comfortable to run with, and easy to glance at. The Casio GPR-100 isn't available in the US yet, so I'm having to glean details from Casio's Japanese site. As far as I can tell, here are the big features: Automatic time zone adjustment. The watch gets its time and location from the GPS signal, so it can automatically adjust to your location. It also automatically adjust for daylight savings.