Monday, December 30, 2013

Keira Knightley has bought a new £4million London home

Keira's £4m home, fit for a family: Actress snaps up five-bedroom property in exclusive part of London complete with wine cellar


Keira Knightley had her pick of the capital’s most exclusive properties.
And Keira Knightley finally appears to have found a home befitting of her superstar status.
The actress has shelled out almost £4m for a sprawling, ‘family-sized’ home for her and her rocker husband.
Keira Knightley has spent £4million on a new London home that is 'laid out for family life'
Keira Knightley has spent £4million on a new London home that is 'laid out for family life'
The 2,775sq ft house was bought in September after Keira put her £3m East London home up for sale
The 2,775sq ft house was bought in September after Keira put her £3m East London home up for sale
The 28-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star paid £3.775m for the five-bedroom home, a house that estate agents have described as being ‘laid out for family life’.
She bought the property in September this year after putting her previous home, a £3m East London townhouse, on the market.
 
Her lavish new home in the city also features a basement gym, wine cellar, and measures a massive 2775 sq ft. It is in one of London’s most exclusive areas, notable for its quiet residential streets.
According to the estate agents, the property has been laid out to suit family life, with ‘a great space for dining and entertaining’.
The 13-room, four-storey home has two en-suite bedrooms, in addition to a sprawling garden.

Young mother dies in fireball: Teenager runs from home in flames... then collapses next to level crossing

A teenage mother died in a fireball after running from her home in flames.
Rachel Osei, 18, was heard screaming in agony before collapsing on the pavement where she died from terrible burns.

  • Rachel Osei 18, died in the early hours of Sunday morning in New Malden, Surrey
  • She was the mother of a four-year-old boy
  • Investigators' inquiries suggest injuries may have been self-inflicted
  • Friend say she was studying to be a PE teacher at university

  • Police believe Miss Osei, who was studying to be a PE teacher at university, may have caught fire inside her house.
    Three members of the public tried to extinguish the flames, but they were unable to save her.
    Investigation: An 18-year-old girl died as she went up in flames in New Malden, Surrey (scene pictured)
    Investigation: An 18-year-old girl died as she went up in flames in New Malden, Surrey (scene pictured)
    Investigation: Police have sealed off a nearby house and said they were treating the death as 'unexplained'
    Investigation: Police have sealed off a nearby house and said they were treating the death as 'unexplained'
    Evidence: A forensic officer collects new baby clothes from a dustbin
    Evidence: A forensic officer collects new baby clothes from a dustbin
    Neighbours said Miss Osei’s four-year-old-son Kai was staying with relatives at the time of the tragedy, which happened early yesterday.
    Investigators are treating her death as ‘unexplained’, but it is understood their main line of inquiry is that her injuries may have been self-inflicted.
    Last night, her heartbroken father Jonathan Osei, 48, said he could not understand what had happened.
    ‘Rachel was at university training to be a sports teacher,’ he said. ‘She wanted to do well and provide for her son. When I heard about the fire I tried to call her on her mobile phone but there was no answer. I tried to protect her but I could not.
    ‘I loved Rachel, she was a lovely, lovely daughter. I named her after my mother. I had four children but now I have only three.’
    The tragedy took place outside Miss Osei’s semi-detached home in New Malden, South-West London.

    Michael Schumacher ace has holes drilled in his skull in second operation after skiing accident leaves him in a coma

    Surgeons battle to save Michael Schumacher: F1 ace has holes drilled in his skull in second operation after skiing accident leaves him in a coma

    • Seven-time world champion fell in Méribel resort in French Alps
    • Medical sources say F1 star was suffering from a brain haemorrhage
    • Schumacher, 44, was skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son Mick
    • The skiing enthusiast was wearing helmet and hit head on a rock
    • But in a report filed at 7.20pm doctors said his condition had 'worsened'
    • Surgeon specialising in brain injuries arrived last night to assess him
    • The German, who retired from sport in 2012, was 'one of best drivers ever'

    Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition after undergoing a second brain operation following a skiing accident that has stunned drivers, fans and athletes around the world.
    The Grenoble University Hospital Center said the retired racing driver arrived at the clinic in a coma on Sunday and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma. 
    He then underwent a second procedure in which surgeons reportedly drilled holes in his skull to relieve pressure on his brain as they battled overnight to save him.
    A medical source confirmed today that the 44-year-old was in a 'critical state' and that his health had 'not improved' following a brain haemorrhage.
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    Critical: Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher (pictured on the slopes in 2006) has undergone emergency surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage in a skiing accident in the French Alps
    Critical: Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher (pictured on the slopes in 2006) has undergone emergency surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage in a skiing accident in the French Alps

    Thursday, December 26, 2013

    2013 camaro ss 0-60, both the SS and 1LE equipped with manual transmissions

    2013 camaro ss 0-60 The 1LE exceeds its status as an option package in that it truly changes the character of the SS—and we’re not talking about the matte-black hood. (It’s a wrap, and it looks unfinished.) The difference becomes apparent when you throw the Camaro 1LE into a corner. Where the SS understeers, the 1LE darts toward apexes. The Camaro still feels like a behemoth—that problem is deeply rooted in its squinty greenhouse and a curb weight we estimate at 3900 pounds—but the newfound eagerness scrubs away its greatest dynamic flaw. The electronic power-steering system (standard on all SS models and shared with the ZL1) is a fine representative of the breed, with a progressive weighting and natural feel. The 1LE doesn’t represent as comprehensive a revision as does its direct competitor, the Boss 302, but neither is it quite as expensive.
    For 2013 2013 camaro ss 0-60, both the SS and 1LE equipped with manual transmissions offer a dual-mode exhaust system like that on the ZL1, where baffles open under increased load. The car we drove had it, and we wouldn’t recommend any Camaro owner try to live without it. For such a dramatically shaped vehicle, the SS sounds kind of wimpy. This exhaust gives the car more of the tympanic-membrane-shredding roar that makes the Corvette such an aural treat.
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    2013 camaro ss 0-60 see review here it still seems as though the designation had been plucked from an alphanumeric bingo bucket, 1LE has new significance for 2013 as an option package for manual-transmission Camaro SS models. It brings a host of upgrades ported from or inspired by the mighty ZL1. The pieces that make the most difference fall into the latter category, however, including the front anti-roll-bar mounting setup, 10-by-20-inch front wheels and 11-by-20-inch rears, and beefier half-shafts. The equipment pilfered directly from the ZL1 includes wheel bearings, toe links, rear shock mounts, the fuel pump, the flat-bottom steering wheel, the short-throw six-speed manual and its transmission cooler, and 285/35-20 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G: 2 tires all around (the ZL1 gets 305/35-20 rubber at the rear). The beefy wheel-and-tire combo actually saves a total of 22 pounds of unsprung weight.


    2013 camaro ss 0-60 The 1LE package also comes with a shorter final-drive ratio of 3.91:1 versus the 3.45:1 rear end in the SS and adds monotube rear dampers—instead of the SS’s twin tubes—and a strut-tower brace. As for externals, Chevy engineers tell us that even though the 1LE’s splitter increases downforce in the front, the wider wheels generate enough lift to bring the 1LE right back in line with the SS. Out back, the SS’s lip spoiler carries over to 1LE cars.