Posted on 19 January 2010.
As most of the canyons have terrible crags and crustal movement it is difficult to visit canyons generally. However, nowadays with great tour packages canyons are not the forbidden areas of visit any longer and occupy a prominent positions in tour destinations.
The following are the top 10 canyons the world over.
1. The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon is a very deep gorge which can be found in the state of Arizona, USA. Its sheer expanse can make it difficult for people to enjoy this place of visit. Its vastness can make it seem unreal or even flat. You can walk through the Canyon’s trails to enjoy this place. The two main trails that merge with and go into the Grand Canyon are the Bright Angel Trail and the Kaibab Trail.
2. The Bryce Canyon
Within the Bryce canyon National Park is the Bryce Canyon. Bryce is noted for its unique geological land forms called hoodoos. These are formed from water, ice erosion of the river and rock formations.
3. The Black Canyon
The Black Canyon is located on the Colorado River in the United States. In the middle of the Colorado river this canyon looks spectacular and is surrounded by the El Dorado Mountains, which were formed about 15 million years ago. The Black Canyon derives its name from the black volcanic rocks that are found throughout its place of location.
4. Antelope Canyon
The Antelope canyon is a scenic mountain slot canyon which lies in the American SouthWest. It is located near Page, Arizonad on Navajo land. It comprises of two slot canyon sections namely the Crack or the Upper Antelope Canyon and the Corkscrew or the Lower Antelope Canyon.
5. The Kings Canyon
This canyon is a part of Watarrka National Park in Northern Territory, Australia. It is located a few kilometers near Darwin and 323 Km southwest of Alice Springs. Its walls rise over 300 metres high, with Kings Creek at the bottom.
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Posted on 16 June 2009.
In the face of the serious economic slowdown buffeting major economies worldwide, there is a need to revisit the global insurance industry sector and see how the present crop of major players are performing under this very challenging times. The ranking of the top 10 insurance companies was based on the companies’ market value.
1. American International Group, United States – $172.24 B
The American International Group, Inc., or simply AIG, is the world giant in the international insurance and financial service industry. It is the world leader in the international insurance business with strong presence in over 130 countries and financial jurisdictions. This Global Giant exerts immense influence on world economy that its collapse can also bring down major economies of the world.
2. AXA Group, France – $66.12 B
AXA Group takes second spot in our list and lands at 15th spot for the list of the largest companies worldwide. AXA, through it major affiliates and subsidiaries which are recognized major players in five business segments. These are in the business segments of Savings and Life, banking segment, Property Management, global insurance and Property-Casualty segment.
3. Allianz Worldwide, Germany – $65.55 B
Allianze Worldwide is recognized as the second biggest financial service oriented company globally. Its base of international insurance and financial operations is in Munich, Germany.
4. Manulife Financial, Japan – $50.52 B
Manulife Financial and its major subsidiaries is the 4th biggest insurance company based on market value. Manulife Financial specializes on asset management and financial protection services. It also has stakes in the Oil and Gas industry sector.
5. Generali Group, Italy – $45.45 B
The Generali Group specializes in property management and financial protection services. It is one of Europe’s leading insurance companies with operations in over 40 countries and major financial jurisdictions.
Posted in Business, Featured
Posted on 12 June 2009.
Here is the rundown of the top 10 advertising agencies that made significant mark in the advertising business and has pioneered the known best practices in the advertising industry.
1. BBDO Worldwide, United States
BBDO Worldwide is one of the major three networks under the umbrella of Omnicom. BBDO Worldwide has long been recognized as the most prestigious advertising network globally. Its estimated total revenues for 2008 amount to $2.0B.
2. McCann Erickson, United States
McCann Erickson is the largest agency with global coverage. Its main business focuses on traditional advertising operations. It also offers a range of innovative marketing services under the umbrella company known internationally as McCann Worldgroup. Its estimated total revenues for 2008 amount to $1.7 B.
3. DDB Worldwide, United States
DDB is one of the triumvirate networks under the portfolio of Omnicom. It maintains a lower profile compared to the other two networks that form the triumvirate network of Omnicom. Its estimated revenues for 2008 are at $1.5 B.
4. TBWA Worldwide, United States
TBWA Worldwide completes the triumvirate of networks under the Omnicom advertising group. It is more on the non-traditional lines and usually dabbles on the “quirky” side of the business. Its total revenues for 2008 are estimated to have reached $1.4 B.
5. Euro RSCG Worldwide, France
Euro RSCG Worldwide is one of the two major advertising agencies in France. Its global reach covers about 75 countries. After growing through some organizational challenges, Euro RSCG Worldwide returned to the global scene under a new management group and immediately earned recognition in major publication in the UK and the US. Its estimated 2008 revenues are placed at $1.2 B.
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