stephane mifsud breaks static apnea world record
Stéphane Mifsud broke the world record in static apnea by remaining submerged for 10 minutes and 4 seconds in a swimming pool in La Crau Var (France). The exceptional athlete smashed the world record of 9 minutes and 8 seconds that was set by a German free diver on May 1st.
Stéphane was helped in his record breaking feat by luxury Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen who provided know-how as a high-precision watchmaker. IWC Schaffhausen, are the privileged partners of Stéphane Mifsud.
The Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen has always given its support to the world of sport. IWC Schaffhausen has now sponsored the professional free diver Stéphane Mifsud for over a year in achieving his impressive records. Mifsud wears an IWC Aquatimer Chrono-Automatic, a watch that combines aesthetics and precision down to a hundredth of a second.
Leading impulses for the mechanical watch are manufactured by IWC. With its 390 employees, the company manufactures these sought-after timepieces. Since the year 2000 IWC has belonged to the watch division of Richemont SA.
The Gulf region boasts the highest terrestrial TV advertising rates compared to the Levant and North Africa regions.
A ground breaking analysis and research by Arab Advisors Group calculates the average rates for each region using each country’s local average rates for a whole day. Looking at the peak rates of each region, the Gulf and the Levant come very close. The peak terrestrial TV ad rate in the Gulf falls between 21:00 and 22:00 and is offered to advertisers at an average of US$ 1536. This is close to the Levant’s peak rate between 20:00 and 21:00 offered at US$ 1533.
The regional average terrestrial TV advertising rate represents the mean for a 30 second commercial spot for the eight countries discussed in the report. The peak regional average terrestrial TV advertising rate falls between 20:00 and 21:00 and stands at US$ 1339. The types of programs usually broadcast in the evening range from first run popular series and movies to the daily comprehensive news coverage. In addition, live shows such as talk shows and contest shows broadcast during the evening period. All rates used in the Arab Advisors’ analysis correspond to a 30 second commercial spot on a Tuesday since this is a work day for all countries in a region where weekend times differ.
A new report, “Terrestrial TV Advertising Rates in the Arab World 2007”, was released by the Arab Advisors Group on July 02, 2007. This report can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for only US$ 950. The 46-page report, which has 55 detailed exhibits, provides detailed analysis of the terrestrial TV advertising rates in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE. The countries analyzed in the report were selected according to their geographical location to represent the Arab region. Please contact the Arab Advisors Group to get a copy of the report’s Table of Contents.
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“Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the UAE respectively have the highest average terrestrial TV advertising rates, all of which lie above the regional average advertising rate of US$766 ” Ms. Lina Juma, Arab Advisors Sr. Research Analyst wrote in the report. “The regional average ad rate is calculated by averaging the regional terrestrial TV ad rates throughout a whole day”. Ms. Juma added.
The Arab Advisors Group’s team of analysts in the region has produced over 840 reports on the Arab World’s communications and media markets. The reports can be purchased individually or received through an annual subscription to Arab Advisors Group’s (www.arabadvisors.com) Strategic Research Services (Media and Telecom). To date, Arab Advisors Group has served over 430 global and regional companies by providing reliable research analysis and forecasts of Arab communications markets to these clients. Some of our clients can be viewed on http://www.arabadvisors.com/clients.htm
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