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Paul Ricard World

Miguel Ramos, as well as being GT driver, holds the position of Managing Director of the Salvador Caetano group. Compete in this world FIA GT at the wheel of a Maserati MC12 with Enrique Bernoldi, with team Vitaphone Racing Team. His effort has allowed over the years competing in the best teams and drive the best cars: Saleen S7R, 55 Ferrari Maranello, Aston Martin DBR9 or Maserati MC12 GTI. Ramos, who in 2002 won the Championship of Spain GT teaming up with Pedro Chaves, has dedicated since then much of his time to the business of your company, one of the most important in Portugal. The pilot believes the FIA GT as one of the most demanding competitions, and during the workouts in Navarra declared that this year is still a Championship very hard, much harder than the past few years, there are very good pilots and very strong cars and it is still very difficult, but team is leading the Championship and making good timesHe said.

In the FIA GT1 world twelve teams compete in 10 races in which competing 21 vehicles of the six sports most prestigious world brands: Lamborghini bat RS-V, Maserati MC 12, Aston Martin DB9, Corvette Z06, Nissan GT-R and Ford GT. This year, the races have taken place in recognized circuits like Abu Dhabi, Silverstone (Great Britain), Brno (Czech Republic), Paul Ricard (France), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Nurburgring (Germany) and Algarve (Portugal). After the race held at the circuit of Navarre just run at Interlagos (Brazil) and compete in the grand final, which will take place in the Argentine circuit of San Luis from 3 to 5 December. Miguel Ramos began his career in 1991 when he was only 18 years old. After a series of victories and an unstoppable ascent, in 1998 he became the first Portuguese pilot who was competing in the Italian Championship of Supertouring.

The year 2002 was his consecration, because he won the Spanish Championship of GT with a Saleen and managed fifth position in the GTS class at Le Mans 24hours. In 2005 he became champion of Italy GT and He came third in the FIA GT Championship in 2008. Your success is also extended to the field of business, because he holds the position of Managing Director of the Grupo Salvador Caetano, Portuguese company dedicated to the automotive industry, information technologies or renewable energies. At 39 years old already knows very well that the keys to success are rigor and discipline, and is of the view that although the business world and the competition are very similar because you have to fight hard to be among the best, there is a substantial difference: If you do it wrong in a race can think in the next, but nothing more. In business it is not so, a year of work or a continuity can be measured in a company, you can do it better, worse, recover in the competition if it went wrong already you can not improve it and you lose a championship points.

Global Crisis

The term crisis is a word that hear tells us that the worst is about to occur or to have occurred already. If we speak of the global crisis that is occurring at the present time the situation becomes worrisome since it is a crisis at large scales, and which seems to get out of it will be very difficult.The global financial crisis that is that today we are discussing, has been producing since long time ago, but has become more apparent since September 2008, date on which you begin to happen a series of unprecedented events and that they are redirecting the global financial system. The current global crisis has several aspects, firstly there is a strong North American economic crisis of productivity and competitiveness with Asian markets, the second aspect would be the notorious speculative economy in which the relationship of international monetary mass, not the strong energy crisis, commensurate with the actual production of goods, and third since high levels of energy consumption are not commensurate with the existing reserve levels.Another aspect that has led to the current crisis is related to the power supply, and the third part of the planet is well known having severe feeding problems, and this is a crisis every day increases more.With the bankruptcy of the Lehman Brothers Bank, the crisis reached other dimensions, since also it was revealed the collapse of the real estate sector in the United States. This sector was that most grew up, because financial institutions granted large amounts of money for the acquisition of housing, and he brought as a consequence that people begin to buy houses, causing an increase in the demand for these, this originated that dwellings are cotizaran at high prices that on many occasions came to speculation. People endeudaban for buy your property, then they expected the price of them climb and sold them, with which earned enough money to pay the debt they had with the Bank and asked for a new loan to buy another home, this phenomenon is known as real-estate bubble.This situation lasted a short time and interest rates began to climb to try and lower the high levels of inflation, credits was no longer so easy, and the demand for housing fell as well as the prices of these. It happened then that financial institutions could not charge their mortgage loans and which was becoming more difficult to obtain their own loans, as well as to the real estate and construction companies.As an example of how difficult the situation in the second quarter of 2007, Citigroup one of the largest United States banks, had lost $9,800 million because of titles committed to mortgages, whose interests were extremely high. This crisis which is now entrenched, has not turned back, it was as they say a warned war, which is not known with certainty the time that will last, but that shows how vulnerable can be markets but are addressed properly and timely needs.

The Nature of the Azores

For many years, the Azores have been a destination for nature and hiking enthusiasts. Now, however, the nine Portuguese islands developed as an extremely popular tourist destination. Far away from mass tourism, you can discover natural beauty and experience real adventure. Each island has its own character, it is worthwhile to explore the same number of islands. On the island of Santa Maria, for example, there are two of the most beautiful beaches in the Azores, who is looking for a beach holiday with plenty of sun and sea, will come here full of their money. Anyone looking for exciting adventures is well taken best on the island of Pico, here lies the mountain Pico, after the island was named. He is the highest mountain in Portugal and if you are reasonably good shape, you should not miss a tour of this 2351 meter volcano honing missed. If that is too strenuous, can anstattdessen look at a whale watching tour, the gentle giants of the sea views from nearby.

Of the 80 whale and dolphin species cavort only about 25 off the Azores Islands. The success rate to make a tour on whales and dolphins is due to modern technology and years of experience of the former whalers at 99%. It is even possible with the dolphins in their natural habitat to swim and snorkel. As you can see it is in the Azores to experience much, who loves adventure and nature, where one can therefore only recommend his vacation time to spend in the Azores.

World Social Forum

The great souls have wills; the weak just from you. While there are people, Governments that really identify with the commitment to pollution, care of planet Earth where we live, there is hope that this does not deteriorate, destroy. In this regard, stated, as highlights it than next 12 to October 16, will be a global mobilization against pollution, the commodification of life and natural goods, militarization and social criminalization. This Global Minga for mother earth was convened during the World Social Forum (January 2009) and the IV Summit indigenous peoples and indigenous nationalities of Abya Yala (Puno, mayo). He says, that the constant dynamic that manifests itself on the planet, as technological advances, can not be neglected in where thousands of industries, millions of vehicles, generate large amounts of gases that pollute and endanger the stability of life.

Everything she is generated by the desire of profit, accumulation, individualism of capitalism, causing a deep crisis financial, economic, productive, social, cultural, racial and religious. Speculative financial bubble, structural unemployment, social exclusion, global warming, culture shock, racist violence and religious fanaticism, all at once. There is no doubt, that so many and so deep simultaneous crises set a true civilization crisis, a crisis of the myth and the trap of development and capitalist modernity; of Eurocentrism, with his uninacional State, cultural homogeneity, Western positive law, developmentalism and commodification. All it says is forget to consider, that the Earth is a being I live and is seriously ill. Do not have in mind, that those who live in it it are affecting, deteriorating, contaminating the virus of developmentalism. Remember, that we live in an ocean called atmosphere as well as the fish in the water. Without it there would be life, because it contains oxygen and water, and with them the forests and the rains that give sustenance to living beings.

The Empowerment

Empowerment is a concept, a philosophy, a new way of doing business that integrates all the resources, capital, manufacturing, production, sales, marketing, technology, equipment and people, etc., Using effective communication and efficiently, thereby achieving the objectives of the organization. However, to accept this, it is necessary to analyze more about this concept in order to understand what it is and what its scope. The Empowerment is a system of values and beliefs, not a program with beginning and end. All levels of the company understand how this “empowerment” can meet all the needs and personal, and actions necessary to obtain them.

This requires the provision and management commitment to this culture of human development. Just as required, have vision, you tell us the address of the company and as decision-making helps us to achieve; values, which act as guides to conduct decision-making. Communication systems also play an important role, they must be effective. People need and want to be aware of what is happening in the business-plans, failures and successes when people understand the direction of the company, it is more likely to support the actions of the same. Consider that people with Empowerment has an intrinsic sense of pride in their achievements and contributions to the company. Recognition program, both psychological and concrete can increase these feelings. The compensation and reward systems must be consistent with the values of empowerment of the company. To locate people with motivation and appropriate skills in an environment energized, increases the likelihood that benefits reach the energizing in a more timely and cost effective.


Brazil, today we are between the worse rendering of services of the world, where in 75% of the national commerce they do not fulfill the right of the consumer, and still make the same of guineapig of new methods, in the ones between lines always they are the obligations of the consumer and we never find the obligations of the great one schemes capitalist, and yes its rights. Having the annual growth in the house of 12% commercially saying Brazil a great one lives makes, more in view of lack of respect with the consumers, the market is losing each time more space for the great foreigners, where it more comes each time gained this market insatifeito, clearly had the insatisfao and attractive mair is the price lower than the national competitor for the same product. Today sites exist that relate them pssimos services as that daily it divulges claims, of unsatisfied consumers, and it also shows to the entrepreneurs and the great Top companies of Mind, and certifyd with and guaranteed.

Car Maintenance

Filling of car – a process that includes several stages. In order to clarify the status of car – it is necessary to its diagnosis. First, visually check the condition of the air conditioner and the device for mechanical damage, spots, stains, etc. masla After the specialist auto technical checks of ambient noise and beats when the air conditioner. Then check the pressure of the refrigerant system conditioner. For this gauge manifold hoses are connected to the ports for charging and gauge readings collector, expert draws conclusions about the pressure of refrigerant at the discharge side and suction. By rule, the main fault in the air conditioner car are due to refrigerant leakage.

In this case, the main task of the expert – is to find a leak (using special equipment to detect leaks) and determine what is its cause. The next stage of the expert – is the elimination of leakage, leak check the entire system and filling the air conditioner. Before charging, you need to do evacuation system to remove moisture and air. Only after this procedure can be refilled refrigerant in air conditioning. Filling is performed by measuring the collector or automated filling stations. Very often there problems in the air conditioning because of the unskilled service, refueling, or repair the air conditioner. If you do not refuel or vice versa refill refrigerant, in the near future, this could lead to failure of the its compressor. Perform repair or maintenance of automobile air conditioners without special equipment is very difficult and that's not enough just to have practical skills. In order to perform maintenance maintenance and refueling of air conditioners on high professional level, requires serious theoretical training, the understanding of the processes occurring in the automotive air conditioning systems, knowledge modern nomenclature of spare parts and the latest technological developments in this area. Thus, it is strongly not recommended to refer to unskilled craftsmen, repair and refueling in air conditioners makeshift conditions.

Voices Against Globalization

Very interesting documents that has made the Spanish Television with respect to the reality of what has represented the globalization, its scope and impact in this world Earth where we live. Opinions regarding the transnational, multinational capitalism, neoliberalism, those who govern the world, are manifested in these documentaries to as accumulates capital, economic systems, democracy, education, technology, to name a few topics. It is true, that globalization can not be ignored and the consequences that this has caused in many countries, especially. For the less developed that continue to be exploited by those who open up its economy at the expense of the exploitation of these. Thanks to interests, especially those in power, economically, is observed, there is no democracy, given a slavery product of the powerful who manage the markets, no matter what this scrapyard sees and lives, as increasingly more multinational corporations, demonstrate new products, many unnecessary, which have given way to artificial requirements that guarantee the survival of the materialism of capitalist to a decisive social cost in economic security, quality of life of many countries that become dependent on the powerful. Specifically in voices against globalization: another world is possible and as stated in, consists of seven documentary chapters, each one an hour, fruit of discussions between the director and writer of the series, Carlos Estevez and 54 personalities coming from very different fields. In the first of these, entitled masters of the world, included testimonies from characters as the prize Nobel of literature Jose Saramago, the political scientist Sami Nair, Ignacio Ramonet, or singer Manu Chao, who spoke in relation to the way in which the model of globalization being carried out in the world. The dream of Sinbad, second chapter, discusses the new labor panorama in the world: relocations, major areas of world production (China and India), immigration, loss of society’s welfare in Europe, privatizations, the loss of labour rights, the victory of the speculative economy on the productive economy and neo-liberal economic policy.

Motor Car Racing

Motor car racing is a hobby that has been around since the invention of cars. Currently presents official statistics show more than 300 million followers scattered all over the world. The racing began its development in 1887 where he conducted the first steam-powered car race in history, the great evolutionary step came in 1906 where France was implemented and allowed the use of gasoline in cars from there the car racing was established as sport. After the implementation of gasoline league decided to create cars together, it was in Bordeaux France in 1946 where he finally believe to this day the most famous sport in terms of racing is concerned, the formula one. In 1956 the league changed its name cars together for what is now known as FIA (International Automobile Federation) and the racing was forced to name change because of its appeal worldwide.

The racing cars are divisions among the best known and most significant are: Rally: This is a race car competition with the unique ability to explore and overcome any obstacles that may arise on the road, these cars are designed to withstand the harshest blows and withstand weather extremes. Formula One: this is possibly the best-known division of motor racing, since it is the most promoted by all the world’s media, this car race in particular is focused on bringing the car speed limit in this competition wins the participant a certain number of turns in less time beating other competitors. Although this competition to show the world the most advanced race car technology, has a major drawback is the fragility that these cars should be treated. jeep Xtreme Racer: This is probably the mode newest race car, as soon as practice officially about 5 years, this is based on bringing a car with climbing features into a very high places or difficult access. This competition determines the winner by the time taken to reach this point, these cars are designed to grip and achieve the greatest possible force on land that a normal car would never arrive. Speed racer: This competition is based on bringing the car to even higher speed limits than the one with the unique formula that these cars are the only function is to accelerate, the development of this competition is usually in deserts and places which do not smoothly or rough terrain to the car reaches a peak performance. This race car is determined not by distance or time reached by car but by the overall speed at which to reach it.

Global Warming

About Global Warming Global warming is the term used to describe a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth s atmosphere and its oceans, a change that WILL permanently upset the Earth s CLIMATE FOREVER, – While many view the effects of global warming to be more substantial and more rapidly occurring than others do, the scientific consensus on climatic changes related to global warming is that the average temperature of the Earth has risen between 0.4 and 0.8 C over the past 100 years. The increased volumes of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released by the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing, agriculture, and other human activities, are believed to be the primary sources of the global warming that has occurred over the past 50 years. Scientists from many parts of the world, – carrying out global warming research have recently predicted that average global temperatures could increase between 1.4 and 5.8 C by the year 2100. Changes resulting from global warming may include rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps, as well as an increase in occurrence and severity of storms and other severe weather events. Earth is naturally insulated by a delicate balance of heat-trapping (or greenhouse) gases in the atmosphere.

When the sun shines on the Earth, some of that heat is absorbed, keeping Earth warm enough to support life. The problem is that over the last century, we humans have been releasing more and more carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere when we burn fuels and cut down forests. These additional gases have upset the natural balance of our atmosphere, trapping more heat than is healthy for the Earth. The result is human-caused global warming, which brings serious threats from increased flooding to the spread of disease to the disruption of agriculture in many parts of the world.