September 29, 2006
Sarah Brightman at Her Brightest
The World's Biggest-Selling Soprano of All Time Releases Handpicked Collection DIVA.
NEW YORK, Sept. 28 -- Best known for her breakout role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Sarah Brightman went on to become the biggest-selling soprano of all time, selling over 25 million records, 2 million DVDs and playing sold-out shows worldwide. A true crossover artist, she has been embraced by Classical, Broadway and Pop music fans around the world. Ms. Brightman was also instrumental in paving the way for other classical-crossover artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Il Divo.
DIVA: The Singles Collection, is Sarah Brightman's seventh Angel/EMI album and is the most comprehensive release of her career, charting her musical accomplishments through 14 stellar tracks ranging from Phantom of the Opera (1986) to her worldwide smash hit "Time to Say Goodbye"-her duet with Andrea Bocelli. DIVA: The Singles Collection picks up where Ms. Brightman's platinum-selling 2001 release Classics left off and is the ideal introduction to the soprano's justly celebrated Broadway, Classical, Crossover and Pop performances.
DIVA: The Video Collection will be released simultaneously with DIVA: The Singles Collection and features music videos from the start of Ms. Brightman's performance career -- with the Thames TV dance troupe Hot Gossip and collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber -- to her innovative classical- crossover recordings. The DVD also features Sarah's personal narratives recalling each video as well as an internet component that allows fans to download bonus materials from her website including exclusive music, digital greetings and much more.
Posted by Editors at 11:09 AM
September 28, 2006
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Honored by Two Magazines Among the Top Companies for Diversity
Hispanic Business and Latin Business Magazines Praise the Retailer for Its Strong Commitment to Diversity.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has received accolades twice in a month for its commitment to diversity. Hispanic Business magazine named Wal-Mart among the "Top 50 Companies for Hispanics 2006," highlighting its multicultural workforce, its increasing relationships with minority suppliers and its support of education initiatives that help Hispanics. Latin Business magazine also included Wal-Mart in its "Corporate Diversity Honor Roll 2006," in recognition for its supplier development program, its efforts to help small businesses access capital and its philanthropic efforts.
Photo: Wal-Mart's multi-level store at Main Street in White Plains, N.Y.
In recent years, Wal-Mart has been recognized for its continued dedication to diversity by various publications. In 2006, the company was among the Corporate 100 Best Places to Work for Latinos, Hispanic Magazine, Top U.S. Companies for Asian-Americans, Asian Enterprise; and Noteworthy Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, among others.
Wal-Mart's suppliers development program has grown from $2 million to more than $4.2 billion spent annually with minority and woman-owned firms.
Wal-Mart embraces diversity and has a long tradition of supporting all cultures in all facets of its business. The company employs more than 225,000 African-Americans, 150,000 Hispanics and 815,000 females. Wal-Mart's 13- member board of directors includes two African-Americans, three females and two Hispanics.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM'S CLUB locations in the United States. The company has operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom.
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House of Taylor - White Diamonds Fragrance
The Fragrance Dreams are Made of.
Celebrating 15 Years of Luxury, Elegance and Style.
NEW YORK, Sept. 27 -- Fifteen years ago, Elizabeth Taylor introduced White Diamonds and a legend was born. Like Elizabeth Taylor, White Diamonds was a star from the very beginning. Immediately popular with women and the men who love them, White Diamonds has since become a fragrance icon and consistently ranks among the top-selling fragrances every year.
Elizabeth Taylor, a fascinating and multi-faceted woman, has always and famously been enthralled by the brilliance of a perfect diamond. In 1991 she created White Diamonds to capture the sparkle and allure of her favorite jewel.
15th Anniversary Limited Edition: Specially designed to celebrate the 15th anniversary of White Diamonds, this limited edition golden bottle with Elizabeth Taylor's signature and Swarovski(R) crystal-adorned cap is the ultimate keepsake for the woman who adores White Diamonds. Beautifully showcased in an elegant black flocked box with shimmering gold ribbon and a sparkling Swarovski(R) crystal-adorned pin to wear and enjoy.
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September 27, 2006
Pay By Touch Welcomes Its Three Millionth Enrollee
Chicagoan Becomes Three Millionth Consumer To Adopt Today's Most Popular and Secure Biometric Payment System.
Photo: Mary Rodriguez is celebrated as Pay By Touch's three millionth member, after signing up at a Jewel-Osco grocery store located in Chicago, Ill., at Wrigley Field. To commemorate the milestone, Pay By Touch will deposit $1,000 in Rodriguez' new Pay By Touch digital wallet, which can be accessed with the touch of a finger at more than 200 stores in the Chicagoland area.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 -- Pay By Touch, the leader in integrated biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions has achieved a major milestone with the enrollment of three million members. The Pay By Touch biometric payment system is quickly gaining traction with consumers who find it more secure, faster and easier to use than traditional payment systems.
Major retailers nationwide have implemented Pay By Touch in their stores to improve customer service, speed up the checkout line and reduce risks associated with fraud.
The Pay By Touch system uses a simple finger scan to authorize an electronic withdrawal from a customer's existing checking account. Each fingerprint is unique, which helps prevent fraud or identity theft, and since there is nothing to carry, there is nothing to be lost or stolen.
A one time enrollment in the secure program takes only a few minutes to complete online or in person at participating stores. Members can link both their checking accounts and their merchant loyalty membership cards to the Pay By Touch system. Once enrolled, Pay By Touch members are able to use the Pay By Touch system at any participating store.
Pay By Touch (www.paybytouch.com) is wowing the world one touch at a time as the leader in biometric authentication, personalized marketing and payment solutions.
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Video Surveillance System for Defeating Sabotage and Terrorism
Intelligent Video Surveillance Mapped Onto Google Earth(TM) Enables 3D Situation Awareness to be Added Inexpensively to Video Surveillance Systems.
ASIS Internat'l 2006 (San Diego Convention Center) -- Guardian Solutions today announced and demonstrated the first totally geo-spatial video surveillance system called GView(TM). It incorporates patent-pending technology that upgrades a facility's digital video recording (DVR) surveillance system to a 3D situation awareness system for rapid threat detection and understanding. As the DVR records video events, GView(TM) isolates and tracks threats (individual, vehicle, vessel ...) and displays, through Google Earth(TM), all movements on a 3D site model for a bird's eye view of all "at risk" assets and video and non-video sensors.
GView(TM) enables the mass market to gain the benefits of situation awareness as a tool in stopping vandalism and defeating malicious activities such as sabotage and terrorism. Guardian's focus has been to provide intelligent video at a fraction of the price of competitors. Now by utilizing Google Earth(TM), Guardian is enabling the mass market to build and utilize 3D situation awareness models for $100's and not the $10,000's charged for custom models.
By marrying intelligent video surveillance with Google Earth(TM), GView(TM) automates threat detection.
Guardian Solutions develops and implements intelligent video surveillance systems for US infrastructure facilities including transportation centers, water and power utilities, financial centers and military bases. Guardian is headquartered in Bradenton, FL. Additional information is available at www.guardiansolutions.com and www.fencewatch.com.
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RealNetworks(R) Introduces RealTime News Reader and Screen Saver
Users Receive Breaking News, Finance, Entertainment, Fashion, Personal Tech or Any Other Topic of Interest Via Up-to-the-Minute Headlines and Images.
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27 -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:RNWK) , the global leader in digital media delivery, is announcing today the beta launch of RealTime, a free desktop toolbar, news reader and screen saver that brings up-to-the-minute personalized information and images to the desktop. The program integrates with users' Web browsers allowing single-click subscription to favorite stocks, weather, personalized life-style information, news feeds and blogs with information delivered right back to the desktop.
The screen saver rotates through favorite headlines along with their accompanying photos or images. With one click, the user can read the story about a baseball pitcher, stock updates, information about the war in Iraq, a new salad recipe or the latest handheld device.
Real is teaming with the Associated Press, Reuters, Interactive Data, SmartMoney, Feedster and The Weather Channel Interactive to ensure RealTime users get the most current information available. RealTime provides editorial recommendations based on all of this data and allows users to personalize the product either from the RealTime Web site or as the consumer surfs the Web. When a user visits a favorite Web site, such as ESPN.com or Parenting.com, that person instantly sees whether that site has a feed. With a click of the mouse, the feed is added and the user can resume their work or playtime on the computer.
RealTime is available in its beta form at www.realtime.com. Additional features will be added as the product heads toward its official release in early 2007. Real invites users to comment on the product at http://blog.realtime.com/ .
RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody(TM), RealPlayer(R) 10, and casual PC and mobile games. RealNetworks has more than 2.2 million paid subscribers to its premium digital media http://www.real.com/ . Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks' products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices.
Posted by Editors at 6:34 AM
September 26, 2006
Henkel Celebrates its 130th Anniversary
DUESSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 26 -- 2006 is not only the year in which Henkel celebrates its 130th anniversary. It is also Henkel's Year of Innovation, in which all employees are making a special effort to submit innovative ideas in all areas of the company. Innovative product ideas have always been one of the pillars of Henkel's success. Duck(R) brand Ultimate duct tape, Dial(R) for Men soap and body wash, Purex(R) plus Renuzit(TM) Super Odor Neutralizer(TM) laundry detergent, got2b(R) glued(TM) hair glue, and Loctite(R) Indigo(TM) visible light cure adhesives -- these are just a few of the many innovations launched by the company in this year alone. Henkel is a dynamic company that thrives on continuous innovation and change.
Ever since it was founded, Henkel has given high priority to research, development and technology in the service of its customers.
Henkel now markets a wide variety of consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial(R) soaps and body washes, Purex(R) laundry detergent, Dep(R) and got2b(R) hair styling products, Right Guard(R) antiperspirants, Duck(R) brand duct tape, and Loctite(R) adhesives.
"Henkel -- A Brand like a Friend." Henkel is a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel, a Fortune Global 500 company, operates in three strategic business areas -- Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatment.
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Visteon Celebrates Opening of $10 Million Technical Center in India
New automotive embedded software facility to house more than 1,000 software employees.
CHENNAI, India, Sept. 25 -- Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation, Dearborn, Michigan, USA (NYSE:VC) today announced the opening of the $10 million Visteon Technical and Services Center in Chennai, India. The 110,000 square-foot facility is set to become Visteon's center of excellence for automotive embedded software, providing support to Visteon globally, including joint ventures and aftermarket business. The Indian arm of Visteon software development accounts for more than 50 percent of the global software development within Visteon.
Photo: Visteon supplies Ford in Europe with a Family Entertainment System.
The new center will build on the strong capability of the India software team to develop and validate electronic modules for audio products (radios, satellite digital radios, media players), instrument clusters, body control modules, adaptive lighting products, electronic climate controls, powertrain electronics and engine control modules, center displays and other products.
Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate control, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Kerpen, Germany; the company has more than 170 facilities in 24 countries and employs approximately 49,000 people.
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September 25, 2006
HEINZ FAMILY FOUNDATION: 2006 HEINZ AWARD RECIPIENT
PHOTO: Dr. Paul Anastas, the "father of green chemistry" and recipient of the 2006 Heinz Award in the Environment category, with his dog Raven near their home in Alexandria, VA. Other recipients of the 12th Annual Heinz Awards include: James Nachtwey, Arts and Humanities; Dr. William Thomas, Human Condition; Bruce Katz, Public Policy; Dr. Leroy Hood, Technology, the Economy and Employment and Elma Holder, Chairman's Medal.
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Oprah & Friends - Debuts Today on XM Satellite Radio
New Channel Features Around-the-Clock Original Programming From Popular OPRAH Personalities.
CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- Harpo Radio, Inc. and XM Satellite Radio have announced the highly anticipated "Oprah & Friends" channel debut today at 11:00 a.m. ET on XM Satellite Radio (XM 156), America's leading satellite radio service with more than seven million subscribers. The new channel features a broad range of caller-driven, original talk programming created and produced by Harpo Radio exclusively for XM Satellite Radio.
The programming on "Oprah & Friends" features a mix of celebrities and everyday people in conversation with the shows' hosts, as well as listeners, through call-ins and e-mails. Donald Trump, Julia Louis- Dreyfus, Annette Bening, Jon Bon Jovi, Nora Ephron, Carnie Wilson, Norman Lear, The New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman, former presidential candidate Sen. Dennis Kucinich, and others are among those scheduled to appear on "Oprah & Friends" during the first few weeks of broadcast.
Harpo Productions, Inc. produces the number one rated, award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show," creates and develops original TV programming, and operates Oprah.com, a premier women's lifestyle website.
XM (NASDAQ:XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal.
With a wide variety of daily and weekly shows hosted by popular personalities from "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and O, The Oprah Magazine, "Oprah & Friends" features around-the-clock programming on topics ranging from nutrition, fitness and health to self improvement, home decor and current events. Show hosts include legendary poet and bestselling author Dr. Maya Angelou; interior design expert Nate Berkus; financial coach and money expert Jean Chatzky; renowned exercise physiologist and fitness expert Bob Greene; O, The Oprah Magazine Editor-At-Large Gayle King; noted cardiologist and award- winning author Dr. Mehmet Oz; distinguished psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Robin Smith; and spiritual teacher and internationally acclaimed author and lecturer Marianne Williamson.
"For me, being a part of XM Radio is a full-circle moment because I started out in radio when I was 16 years old and now I'm able to share the airwaves with my friends," said Oprah.
"XM's more than seven million subscribers will now benefit from Oprah Winfrey's unparalleled track record of creating programming that entertains, informs and inspires," said Hugh Panero, CEO, XM Satellite Radio. "The shows heard on the 'Oprah & Friends' channel reflect XM and Harpo's shared commitment to engaging audiences by creating personal connections with listeners."
Among the original shows included in the lineup for the "Oprah & Friends" channel debut on XM:
"The Oprah and Gayle Show" -- Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King provide a fly-
on-the-wall glimpse into their great friendship as they talk about
everything from the latest news to daily gossip in this "reality radio"
"The Gayle King Show" -- King offers her unique perspective on an array of
topics ranging from current events and cultural trends to politics as well
as compelling daily interviews with celebrities and notable public
"The Dr. Robin Show" -- Through call-ins and interviews with guest
experts, Dr. Robin Smith helps listeners learn how to strip away emotional
barriers so that they can experience more fulfilling and enriching
"The Jean Chatzky Show" -- Offering life-changing financial pointers that
help lower debt and find financial security, Chatzky welcomes guest
experts and takes calls from listeners.
"The Dr. Oz Show" -- Dr. Oz engages callers with discussions on healing
techniques, preventative medicine and the latest in health news so that
listeners can make well-informed decisions about their health.
"The Bob Greene Show" -- Greene takes his best-selling fitness
philosophies directly to XM listeners by providing them with advice,
emotional support, and guidance on their road to better health.
"The Marianne Williamson Show" -- Williamson shares her spiritual wisdom
with XM listeners as she explores how current social and political issues
may affect our lives, and how we can all be part of a solution in a world
weighed down by troubles.
"The Dr. Maya Angelou Show" -- The legendary Dr. Maya Angelou takes on
issues spanning race, sex, age, and religion with famous, infamous and
everyday people. She shares her remarkable wisdom and inspires listeners
as they search for their own true voices.
"The Nate Berkus Show" -- America's most sought-after designer takes
listeners' questions on home decor and style and helps them create living
spaces that reflect their personal tastes and lifestyles.
"Oprah & Friends Sampler" -- Providing daily highlights, listeners will
have a chance to "sample" all the programming offered on the "Oprah &
"Weekend Encore" -- This weekly compilation of the highlights and
memorable conversations from each show on "Oprah & Friends" gives busy XM
listeners an opportunity to catch up with their favorite "Friends" every
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Microsoft Celebrates a Decade of Exposing Consumers to the Joys of Digital Photography
Microsoft Digital Image Suite Anniversary Edition is the picture-perfect solution for organizing, enhancing and sharing digital memories.
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) has just announced the launch of Microsoft(R) Digital Image Suite Anniversary Edition, which consists of Digital Image Suite 2006 along with a free value pack. This comprehensive offering reflects 10 years of leadership in developing intuitive tools to help everyone from the novice picture-taker to the sophisticated photographer in the art of digital photography.
Whether snapping shots on the go with a camera phone or experimenting with a new single-lens reflex camera, today's shutterbugs have made digital photography more popular than ever. Microsoft Digital Image Suite Anniversary Edition provides a range of tools to help photographers at every level preserve, organize and perfect these images.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Posted by Editors at 9:37 AM
September 24, 2006
Trump Magazine Going Public
Party at Trump Tower.
NEW YORK, Sept. 24 -- Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), with its wholly owned subsidiaries Sobe Life, LLC Publisher of Trump Magazine and Poker Life Magazine have announced that on September 20, 2006 PPG CEO, Michael Jacobson, Donald J. Trump, and Ivanka Trump hosted the "Trump Magazine Going Public Celebration" for two hundred invited guests.
Attendees included executives from the Trump Organization, Rolls Royce, Daniel Mink Watches, Sector Watches, Trump Mortgage, and members of the press: NY Post, Daily News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, and many more.
Trump magazine's current cover features Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump's daughter, available on news-stands now.
Mr. Trump will appear on Trump Magazine's national fall Issue cover releasing nationally on news-stands October 10, 2006.
Posted by Editors at 10:52 AM
September 23, 2006
Michelle Kaufmann Designs
mkSolaire(TM) by Michelle Kaufmann Designs makes it easy to go green.
This open, spacious, loft-like home is designed to offer healthy living in the city.
Affordable, prefabricated small lot home introduced by US architect Michelle Kaufmann. The roofs and windows address the challenges of the standard row house by sculpting natural light and fresh air into the center of the home. Exclusive use of non-toxic, recyclable and renewable materials require less energy to build and maintain. mkSolaire(TM) is available in two, three and four story options.
Michelle Kaufmann Designs are architects and designers interested in making well designed buildings through using sustainable methods and materials.
Posted by Editors at 11:03 AM
The New York Times's New Headquarters: Space for Public Use
The Times Center - opening in September 2007.
The New York Times has just announced that The Times Center will open to the public in September 2007. The Times Center is a part of The Times's new headquarters designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano.
Located in the heart of Times Square on West 41st Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, The Times Center will include two major spaces: The Stage and The Hall. Both will serve an array of cultural offerings and will be available for rent for public and private events.
"We are thrilled to have such a beautiful, new home for our many TimesTalks and other New York Times events," said Alyse Myers, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, The New York Times Media Group. "But we are equally delighted to offer a state-of-the-art facility that will change the cultural landscape of New York City once it becomes fully utilized by the city's nonprofit and cultural communities, our advertisers and the general public. It's owned by The Times, but we want people to recognize The Times Center for what it is: a New York institution that is open to everyone."
The Stage features a 378-seat auditorium and a stage that measures 40 feet by 10 feet and can expand by another 10 feet. It is appropriate for lectures, small concerts, film screenings, readings, award programs, debates, seminars, product launches and more. The Stage includes wireless Internet feeds for meetings and distance-learning events as well as greenrooms, dressing rooms and production office facilities.
The Hall, the other component of The Times Center located directly below The Stage, can accommodate 400 people for banquets and as many as 700 for receptions. It is also appropriate for trade shows, exhibitions, lectures and meetings.
The Stage and The Hall are available for rent beginning in September 2007 and are currently accepting reservations. Information on renting can be found at www.thetimescenter.com or by calling the booking line at (212) 556-4300.
Posted by Editors at 7:01 AM
September 22, 2006
LG Electronics Heats Up 'Rachael Ray' Show As Exclusive Provider of Flat Panel Displays
LG Plasma and LCD HDTVs Adorn Interactive Set and Back-Stage Venues.
LG Electronics has teamed with the new television show "Rachael Ray", where it would be the exclusive provider of flat panel displays. The show is hosted by iconic Food Network television show host - Rachael Ray.
On the new program, viewers experience "The Rachael Ray Way" against a backdrop of 20 LG high-definition plasma and LCD displays, ranging from 27-inch LCD HDTVs to 50-inch plasma HDTVs, which have been integrated throughout the studio.
In addition to outfitting the dramatic set for the dynamic show, LG provides flat-panel displays for the green rooms and dressing rooms to complement the modern, fresh feel of Rachael Ray's full-of-life style.
An hour-long, daily talk show from King World and Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions, "Rachael Ray" engages viewers and in-studio audiences with a personal, hands-on, celebratory approach to life the Rachael Ray way.
While Ms. Ray will continue to heat up the kitchen with her creative signature dishes, she will also take her audience beyond the realm of food to explore all facets of life and good living, no boundaries, no guidelines and no topics untouched.
Rachael's goal is to have viewers discover something new when watching her show, learn something fun and realize that life just doesn't have to be that hard because everybody needs a little R and R.
LG Electronics USA, Inc., (LGEUS) is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45-billion global force in consumer electronics and mobile communications.
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Goodyear Name the Blimp Contest Winner
Spirit of Innovation.
High School Teacher and Family Take Off With Goodyear Blimp.
Ohio Resident Receives Ultimate Prize: Use of a Goodyear Blimp For a Day.
Photo: Matthew and Kristi Harrelson, with daughters Kaitlin and Kendra. Harrelson won the Goodyear Name the Blimp contest with his entry, Spirit of Innovation.
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2006 -- Things were a little different today at Goodyear's Wingfoot Lake Airship Hangar as Hudson High School Chemistry Teacher Matthew Harrelson assumed command of the iconic dirigible as his Grand Prize for winning Goodyear's "Name the Blimp" contest. Harrelson, a Uniontown, Ohio resident, submitted the name -- Spirit of Innovation -- which was officially selected the winner of the contest based upon a nationwide vote by the American public and a panel of Goodyear judges.
Harrelson returned with his wife and two daughters to the Goodyear Airship Hangar where on June 21st, he and his family had front row seats to the gala Christening event that featured the unveiling of the name he submitted. Matthew, his wife and two daughters directed the blimp's travels for the day, which included a flight over their house; his children's schools; one-hour sightseeing flights for his extended family and friends; and a special night- time excursion for himself and his wife to fly some encouraging messages over a Hudson High School football game and see the local sights.
Goodyear is the world's largest tire company. The company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries around the world.
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National Geographic: Wollemi Pine
National Geographic Presents - Botanical Find of Century.
Living Fossil Wollemi Pine Available for First Time in North America.
This dinosaur-era tree that was believed to have been extinct for 2 million years will be available for a limited time to U.S. residents who can help ensure its survival. National Geographic is introducing the Wollemi Pine, which was discovered in Australia's Blue Mountains by New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service Officer David Noble. Fewer than 100 of the trees exist in the wild, which has prompted extensive efforts to propagate the species.
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the world and reaches more than 350 million people worldwide each month. National Geographic has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy.
Posted by Editors at 6:43 AM
September 21, 2006
LONG LIVE INDIVIDUALITY AT GAP
Gap 'T-Shirt Shop' Ad Campaign featuring cast of celebrities including Jeremy Piven, Mia Farrow, Aaron Eckhart, Natasha Bedingfield and Common.
SAN FRANCISCO – Gap is celebrating its heritage in self-expression and individuality with its second fall advertising campaign entitled “T-Shirt Shop.” The campaign, which focuses on T-shirts, features a diverse ensemble of actors, musicians, and style makers including Jeremy Piven, Mia Farrow, Aaron Eckhart, Natasha Bedingfield, Common, Eva Herzigova, Pete Wentz, Lou Doillon, Paula Patton, Kristen Stewart, Brice Marden and Yvonne Force.
Gap’s latest campaign of the season is comprised of black and white print ads shot by acclaimed photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Each shot features a celebrity wearing their favorite Gap T in a way that expresses their individual style. From a laid back image of actor Aaron Eckhart sporting a baseball T, to an animated shot of musician Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) rocking out as he tears off his striped T, the images convey the personality and energy of each celebrity. To reinforce the message of individuality, the campaign is tagged with the message ‘long live individuality’ and each campaign image has a corresponding tagline – such as your expression, your spirit, your attitude – capturing the emotion of the shot.
Gap Inc. is one of the world's largest specialty retailers, with more than 3,000 stores. Gap operates four of the most recognized apparel brands in the world — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Forth & Towne.
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September 20, 2006
CAPITOL RECORDS: BOB SEGER
Bob Seger's long awaited album, "Face The Promise" is available everywhere today. A copy can be picked up at local record stores, or purchased on iTunes.
According to CAPITOL RECORDS, "There is a signature richness and power to the music that Bob Seger has been making for four decades, and as succeeding generations have discovered those qualities, his reputation as an artist and songwriter has only grown. His work represents the honest best of what rock & roll can be. It’s passionate, unpretentious, uplifting and true to itself and its audience. Perhaps most of all it is distinctly American, a plainspoken testament to the dignity, hopes and aspirations of ordinary working people. In a time as obsessed with glamour, celebrity, fame and materialism as ours, his songs remain a bracing tonic, an emblem of the belief that everyone’s life is a worthy subject of art. "
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Longines New Ambassadress of Elegance
Longines Ambassadress of Elegance: Ingeborga Dapkunaite
Longines Ambassadress of Elegance Ingeborga Dapkunaite arriving at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona.
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