by Tina Olivero

    Toys for Boys

    Work and Play

    We understand that work life is a self-­expression, and within that work life, is life in its totality. No longer are work and play separate, but, rather, they merge into the elegance and grace of a daily expression of who we are. The body, mind and spirit merge to ­create the integration of working and playing in a whole new way. Gone are the days of 9 – 5, and here are the days of passion, personal interest and powerful results. Where we go, what we do and how we live our lives, is a ­commitment to excellence in every way. We’re ­celebrating the ingenuity, creativity and lifestyle flair that keep you there! With your taste and passion in mind, we present these Toyz for Boyz!

    The most expensive car in the world – Bugatti Veyron $1,700,000

    The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is the most powerful, most expensive, and fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a proven top speed of over 400 km/h (407 km/h or 253 mph). It reached full production in September 2005. The car is built by Volkswagen AG subsidiary Bugatti Automobiles SAS and is sold under the legendary Bugatti marque. It is named after racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti firm. The Veyron features a W16 engine—16 cylinders in 4 banks of 4 cylinders.

    What are the fastest cars in the world?

    1. SSC Ultimate Aero: 257 mph, 0-60 in 2.7 secs. Twin-Turbo V8 Engine with 1183 hp, base price is $654,400. Tested in March 2007 by Guinness world records, the SSC Ultimate Aero takes the lead as the fastest car in the world, beating Bugatti Veyron.
    2. Bugatti Veyron: 253 mph, 0-60 in 2.5 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle W16 Engine with 1001 hp. The base price is $1,700,000. With the highest price tag, no wonder this is ranked #2.
    3. Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo: 248 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. Twin Turbo All Aluminum V8 Engine with 750 hp. The base price is $555,000. Smooth, sassy and savvy, will make you want to show it off non-stop.
    4. Koenigsegg CCX: 245 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. 90 Degree V8 Engine 806 hp. The base price is $545,568. Made in Sweden, it is aiming hard to be the fastest car in the world, but it has a long way to go to surpass the Bugatti and the Ultimate Aero.
    5. McLaren F1: 240 mph, 0-60 in 3.2 secs. BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12 Engine with 627 hp. The base price is $970,000. Check out the doors, for they look like bat wings. Maybe Batman needs to order one and paint it black
    6. Ferrari Enzo: 217 mph, 0-60 in 3.4 secs. F140 Aluminum V12 Engine with 660 hp. The base price is $670,000. Only 399 ever produced, the price goes up every time someone crashes.
    7. Jaguar XJ220: 217 mph, 0-60 in 3.8 secs. Twin Turbo V6 Engine with 542 hp. The base price was $650,000. Made in 1992, this car still got what it takes to make the list.
    8. Pagani Zonda F: 215 mph, 0-60 in 3.5 secs. Mercedes Benz M180 V12 Engine with 650 hp. The base price is $667,321. With a V12 motor, this baby can do much better
    9. Lamborghini Murcielago LP640: 211 mph, 0-60 in 3.3 secs. V12 Engine with 640 hp. The base price is $430,000. Nice piece of art, and the design is very round and smooth.
    10. Porsche Carrera GT: 205 mph, 0-60 in 3.9 secs. Aluminum, 68 Degree, Water Cooled V10 Engine with 612 hp. The base price is $440,000. This is the most powerful and most expensive Porsche, and it nearly made the list as #10.

    The most expensive license plate in the world

    License Plate Number 1, sold for a whopping $14.3 million, sold to Abu Dhabi businessman Saeed Abdul Ghafour Khouri. The really cool thing about license plate sales is that over $56 million has been raised for charity! We’ve got your number, guys!

    Electric Cars

    The only all-electric vehicle (EV) for sale today is from the valley’s Tesla Motors, and Palo Alto-based Better Place is creating infrastructure for mass adoption of Electric Vehicles, including building “charge spots.” Pictured below is the $109,000 Tesla Roadster that is powered by a 400-volt battery pack and runs at least 200 miles before it needs to be plugged in for a recharge.

    Stay and Play at The Yas Hotel and Marina Circuit

    Yas Island is in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and is home to The Yas Hotel and Yas Marina Circuit.
    Luxury at its finest, the Yas experience is unprecedented. From Formula 1, to majestic yachts in the marina to the local drag racing scene, this island has it all. Opening in the Fall, Ferrari World theme park will complement The Yas facilities, rounding out your toys for boys stay in full fare.

    It’s all about Yachts

    What is the most expensive luxury yacht in the world? Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, the 531-foot Dubai has interiors designed by Philippe Starck, space for 115 guests and 88 crew members, six guest suites and five VIP suites – all with open balconies. Interior spaces are channeled towards a “massive” foyer and atrium that connects each of the mega-yacht’s eight decks. Outside, the ship hosts a large pool, squash court, helipad and a small aircraft hangar. Cost: $350 million dollars

    Hailed as the most powerful two-seater watercraft in the world, the Seadoo RXP reaches a top speed of 70 mph. The Seadoo RXP is undoubtedly blinding at top speeds as it skips across the waves of topside and searches for the horizon.

    It’s all about Flying High – Virgin offers us the future

    In Las Cruces, New Mexico more than 300 future astronauts have signed up with Virgin Galactic for a trip into space. Spaceport America, funded by the state of New Mexico, and now under construction in Las Cruces, is going to be the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world, and Virgin Galactic expects to be the first company to provide suborbital flights to the general public.

    Liftoff is expected in the next five years. Your ticket price is $200,000.

    Vacation Destination: Majestic Newfoundland, Canada

    Where can you go in the world where people are so friendly they invite you in for tea? Where can you find broken glaciers cascading by your door as mountainous majestic icebergs? Where can you go to see a coastline that would have you imagine you are standing on the edge of the earth? Where can you kayak on the sea and be surrounded by migrating whales frolicking around your boat and breaching right before your eyes.

    That’s right….Newfoundland Canada! Truly an unprecedented destination!

    It’s all about Brain Power

    Books , DVD’s, Audio books and Youtube video’s all provides you with the powerful foundation of brain power. You will find these books online in any popular online bookstore. What’s even more interesting is most of them also are available on audio book format so you can download them on your iPod and listen to them on the treadmill or in your car. For a video experience you can find some of these books, such as the prize on Youtube!

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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