Wednesday, December 31, 2014

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. - MDA.t

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. - MDA.t is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.

MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 employees operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada and internationally.

On December 16, 2014 the company released News

"Richmond, BC - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed a contract amendment with the Canadian Space Agency for CA$17.7 million extending funding for ongoing support of the Mobile Servicing System on the International Space Station (ISS) through March 2016.

The Mobile Servicing System is comprised of Canadarm2, the Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator known as “Dextre,” and the Mobile Base System. These three robotic systems perform a variety of operations ranging from resupply, maintenance, servicing tasks, and utilization on the space station that are critical to the on-going operations of the ISS.





Monday, December 29, 2014

Top Diamonds at auction 2014

The Ocean Dream – a 5.50-carat Fancy Vivid Blue-Green diamond sold for $8,633,798, or $1,569,781 per carat.

In May, Sotheby’s Geneva sold the Graff Yellow, a 100.09-carat Fancy Vivid yellow diamond set in a ring by Graff, for a record $16.3 million – the highest ever for a yellow diamond at auction.
In May at Christie’s Geneva, the Winston Blue, a 13.22-carat Flawless Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, sold for $23.7 million, setting a world auction record for price per carat for a blue diamond at $1,799,953 per carat.

That record was broken by Mrs. Paul Mellon’s 9.75-carat Fancy Vivid Blue diamond, renamed the Zoe Diamond by its new owner sold for $32,645,000, or $3,348,205 per carat at Sotheby’s in November. The most expensive jewel to sell in 2014, the Zoe diamond also set a new world auction record for any blue diamond and a new world auction record for price-per-carat for any diamond.
At Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels sale in October, a 8.41-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond sold for nearly $17.8 million, setting a new world auction record for a Fancy Vivid pink.

A 75.97-carat pear-shaped D Flawless diamond sold at Christie’s Geneva for nearly $14.5 million.
A 70.33-carat Cushion Brilliant-Cut Diamond – $14,201,234.

A 89.23-carat Pear-Shaped Diamond – $11,085,000
A Belle Époque Diamond Devant-de-Corsage Brooch, by Cartier – $17,581,612

Pair of Fancy Vivid blue & Fancy Vivid pink diamond earrings, by Bvlgari – $15,820,731

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Expensive Cars at Auction in 2014

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe, sold by Bonhams in Monterey for $6.875 million.

The 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype sold for $6.9 million at RM Auctions in Monterey.
1953 Ferrari 250 MM Coupe, sold by Bonhams in Pebble Beach for $7.26 million

1964 Ford GT40 Coupe, sold by Mecum in Houston for $7.56 million.
1958 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, sold for $8.8 million by RM Auctions in Scottsdale.

Steve McQueen's 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Scaglietti, sold by RM Auctions in Monterey for $10.175 million.
1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti, sold by RM Auctions in Monterey for $11.55 million.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider, sold for $15.18 million at Gooding & Co. in Monterey.
1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale by Scaglietti, sold by RM Auctions at Monterey for $26.4 million.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta was sold by Bonhams for $38.1m, a new record for a publicly auctioned classic car.

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High Jewelry by Cartier

Cartier is a passionate observer of beauty throughout the world, always hunting for rare, unique stones. Now it has created a new collection of High Jewelry: the Cartier Royal Collection.

Tanzanie bracelet - white gold, one 79.52-carat sugarloaf cabochon-cut tanzanite, two triangular-shaped diamonds, rock crystal, onyx, calibré-cut diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds.

Brooch - white gold, one 13.71-carat cat's-eye tourmaline, colored sapphires, yellow diamond eyes, yellow and white brilliant-cut diamonds.

Earrings - white gold, six oval-shaped emeralds from totaling 12.80 carats, pear-shaped rose-cut diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds.
Platinum brooch with one opal, one ribbed emerald, brilliants, emerald eyes.

Platinum necklace with eight Ceylon sapphires, diamonds, onyx, emeralds.
Butterfly Brooch – white gold, yellow gold, 42.77-carat pear-shaped yellow sapphire, yellow sapphires, colored diamonds, black lacquer, brilliants.

Bird of Paradise Brooch with 20.22-carat pink sapphire and six padparadscha sapphires.
Bracelet with 77.3-carat carved emerald, emerald beads and diamonds.

Cartier Urban ring - Platinum, 10.77-carat square-shaped emerald, baguette-cut diamonds, onyx, brilliants.
Platinum, 10.04-carat padparadscha sapphire, black lacquer, brilliants.

White gold, brown, orange and yellow diamonds, onyx, yellow-orange diamond eyes, brilliants.
Necklace/brooch - Platinum, 91.34-carat emerald drop from Colombia, pear-shaped diamond, brilliants.

Platinum, cabochon-cut 36.74-carat ruby, pear-shaped rose-cut diamond, brilliants.

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