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April 30, 2007

Eos Airlines Launches New Brand Marketing Campaign: 'Uncrowded. Uncompromising.' : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: A new brand campaign from Eos Airlines showcases "uncrowded" experiences. Here, in a tennis stadium, two fans happily occupy a large roped-off area, as an attendant stands nearby.

PURCHASE, N.Y., April 30 -- Eos Airlines has earned a loyal following among business and leisure travelers since it launched service between New York and London in late 2005. Eos pioneered its single-class premium service -- "Eos Class" -- on the strength of an innovative cabin design in which Boeing 757s that normally hold 220 passengers are reconfigured with only 48 "suites." Now, Eos is launching a brand campaign that expands on the benefits of this "uncrowded" experience for the airline's guests.

Print advertising will run in leading business and travel periodicals, and a series of non-traditional brand encounters will be created in outdoor media environments. The campaign breaks in the NYC and London media markets, the two cities that Eos currently serves, and is targeted to premium class travelers in the finance, entertainment and fashion industries, among others. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Bus and Train Tickets via Mobile Phone : GlobalGiants.com

Siemens puts its mobile ticket vending machine on track.

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Starting today, some 13 million people in eleven German cities and regions can pay for their bus and train tickets via mobile phone using standardized software. The system will be tested over a two year period.

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It was developed by member companies and groups of the Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (VDV, Association of German Transport Companies) and Siemens IT Solutions and Services, DVB LogPay and the Fraunhofer Institute IVI in Dresden. Siemens developed and will operate the IT solution for the duration of the pilot. Participating cities include Chemnitz, Essen, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Luebeck, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Ulm, Wuppertal and the Oberlausitz and Vogtland regions. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Israir Airlines becomes the first Airbus customer in Israel : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: Israir Airlines is the first Airbus customer in Israel, signing a firm order for three Airbus A320s. The aircraft will be configured for 174 passengers in all-economy seating. |GlobalGiants.com|


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April 29, 2007

NEWSWEEK COVER MAY 7, 2007 : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: In the May 7 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, April 30): "God & War: How Chaplains and Soldiers Keep the Faith Under Fire." Newsweek talks to military chaplains and soldiers about the effect of serving in war on their spiritual foundation and their faith in general. Plus: the history of military chaplains; presidents, war and God; Barack Obama's quest for substance; al-Sadr's army splits into factions; Queen Elizabeth II's power; and pointers for a video resume. (NEWSWEEK) |GlobalGiants.com|


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Longines officially launches its dedicated elegant sport collection : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: Mr Nick Hayek Jr., CEO of the Swatch Group, and Mr Walter von Känel, President of Longines, at the press conference launching the new Longines Sport Collection, during Baselworld April 2007. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Shanghai Autoshow 2007 : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: Ford at Shanghai Autoshow 2007 (April 2007). (04/28/2007) |GlobalGiants.com|


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Boeing, Air Canada Announce 23 Additional 787 Dreamliners : GlobalGiants.com

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The Boeing Company has confirmed an order by Air Canada for 23 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. This brings to 37 the number of 787s ordered by the airline. Air Canada has ordered more Dreamliners than any other carrier in the Western Hemisphere. |GlobalGiants.com|


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EvoBus GmbH wins major contract from Czech Republic for 600 Mercedes-Benz Intouro intercity buses : GlobalGiants.com

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In the city of Prague, the privately owned group ICOM transport a.s. signed a contract with the DaimlerChrysler subsidiary EvoBus GmbH to purchase a total of 600 Mercedes-Benz Intouro intercity buses. The vehicles will be delivered over a period of five years, with 100 buses being handed over this year, and 300 in 2008.

The new Mercedes-Benz Intouro is an economical high-floor bus especially designed for interurban traffic as well as excursions and school service. The Intouro is manufactured in Turkey at the state-of-the-art Hosdere plant near Istanbul, which was extensively expanded in 2005. |GlobalGiants.com|


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EMI Music Signs Worldwide Catalog Partnership With Amy Grant : GlobalGiants.com

EMI CMG Label Group and EMI Music Catalog Marketing Team to Re-Release Grant's 30-year Catalog, Including New Catalog Titles.

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Photo: EMI Music Signs Worldwide Catalog Partnership with Amy Grant: Global, long-term deal includes Grant's extensive 30 year catalog of recordings, which has sold more than 30 million units, as well as new catalog products.

EMI CMG Label Group's Sparrow label have signed a world-wide, long term deal with Amy Grant, which will include Grant's extensive 30 year catalog of recordings, which has sold more than 30 million units, as well as new catalog products. EMI will also have the option of working with Grant to issue new recordings in the future.

Initially, 17 titles of Amy Grant's catalog will be re-mastered and re-released in both physical and all digital formats on August 14th. EMI CMG Label Group and EMI Music Catalog Marketing will also partner with Grant to create a new Greatest Hits package with bonus material spanning her entire career scheduled for October release.

Amy Grant has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards and 21 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. She is well known as the pioneering Christian singer whose success on mainstream radio opened doors for other Christian artists.

EMI Christian Music Group: Established in 1994, EMI CMG is the world's largest Christian music organization and includes EMI CMG Distribution and EMI CMG Publishing in addition to EMI CMG Label Group and EMI Gospel. It is part of EMI Music North America which is a part of EMI Group. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Rachael Ray Makes Sure the Prom Goes on After Tornado Destroys School : GlobalGiants.com

The Daytime TV Host Along With Actress and Musician Mandy Moore Help Create a Night to Remember for Enterprise High School Seniors.

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Photo: Rachael Ray stands amidst the rubble after a deadly tornado destroyed Enterprise High School in Alabama killing eight students. An entire hour show dedicated to the students of Enterprise High School airs on "Rachael Ray" Monday April 30.

Syndicated daytime host Rachael Ray teamed up with school and government officials in Enterprise, Alabama to create a memorable prom for Enterprise High School students who last month suffered the loss of several classmates and the destruction of their school when a powerful tornado struck on March 1st, 2007. The efforts resulted in a poignant day filled with student-focused events and culminated with the prom later that evening. An entire show dedicated to the strength and courage of the residents of Enterprise, AL will air on "Rachael Ray" (check local listings) Monday April 30th with a second follow-up show on Tuesday May 8th. The entire show was shot on location over the course of two weeks.

The Rachael Ray team also coordinated generous contributions that made this event possible from major companies, including Delta Airlines, JCPenney, Sara Lee, Outback Steakhouse, 1-800-Flowers, Michaels Arts & Crafts Store, Home Depot, Meyer, Furi, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Presto Frames, RSC Equipment Rental, Concrete Design and fashion brand Torrid.

RACHAEL RAY is produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment, and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. |GlobalGiants.com|


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April 28, 2007

ZERO GRAVITY CORPORATION: ZERO GRAVITY FLIGHT : GlobalGiants.com

Professor Stephen Hawking Experiences the Freedom of Weightlessness During Historic Zero-Gravity Flight Out of Kennedy Space Center.

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Photo: Ted Straight (center), an 8th grader at Stone Middle School in Melbourne, FL, served as a stand-in for Professor Stephen Hawking on the test flight held April 25. On board the flight, coaches and ZERO-G co-founders Peter H. Diamandis (left) and astronaut Byron Lichtenberg (right) conducted flight protocols planned with Professor Hawking. Pictured here, they helped to guide Straight from both sides as he floated up from the floor of the aircraft during a zero- gravity parabola. (Zero Gravity Corporation) |GlobalGiants.com|


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Photo: Professor Stephen Hawking experiences the freedom of weightlessness during historic zero-gravity flight out of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL, April 26, 2007. |GlobalGiants.com|


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April 27, 2007

Ford SVT : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: Doug Gaffka, Chief Designer, Ford SVT, Ford Motor Company. (04/26/2007) |GlobalGiants.com|


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April 26, 2007

Bentley/TIME Leadership Forum, April 25, 2007 : GlobalGiants.com

'We're Turning to a Time of Hope ... and Moving to a Time of Action'

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WALTHAM, Mass., April 26 -- "We are in a time when great frustration is turning into a time of hope and we are also moving to a time of action," said keynote speaker Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, speaking at the standing-room-only Bentley College 2007 Leadership Forum, the third in an annual collaboration with TIME Magazine in Waltham, Massachusetts.

At one point, directing his remarks to the Tomorrow25 -- a group of high school students honored at the Forum as "leaders of tomorrow," Sachs said, "You're the ones who will have to fulfill some very deep hopes -- the hope to build a world without poverty, without hunger and without disease."

This year's Leadership Forum theme was, The Business of Healing our World. "We desperately want a world at peace," said Sachs, a world that is not lived with an "us versus them" mentality -- and "a world with a safe and sustainable environment."

Bentley is a national leader in business education located minutes from Boston. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Sony Unveils The World's Smallest AVCHD High-Definition Camcorder : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: Sony's new Handycam HDR-CX7 high-definition camcorder is the world's smallest and lightest AVCHD high-definition camcorder. (Sony Corporation) |GlobalGiants.com|

Sony is bolstering its lead in the high-definition camcorder arena with the introduction of AVCHD(TM) technology- based models.

The new Handycam HDR-CX7 model is the world's smallest and lightest AVCHD high-definition camcorder. It can record nearly three hours of full HD 1080 video on an 8-GB Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM) media card (LP mode). Weighing just 15 ounces with the supplied battery, it provides ultra-portability as well as a virtually crash-proof recording system, instant archiving to Memory Stick PRO Duo(TM) media (sold separately), and effortless connection to a PC via USB for editing and back-up.

The new models incorporate Sony's ClearVid(TM) CMOS sensor technology for stunning detail and clarity. Combined with the Enhanced Imaging Processor(TM) technology, these models deliver the advantages of high resolution, high sensitivity with low noise, and virtually smear-free pictures.

And these new high-definition camcorders allow for quick data transfer from the camcorder to a compatible PC for editing, back-up and playback. |GlobalGiants.com|


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VIRGIN MOBILE CANADA; FLICK OFF SIR RICHARD BRANSON : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group of Companies, appeared in Toronto yesterday morning to announce the launch of FLICK OFF - a cross-country initiative designed to educate Canadians about the devastating effects of global warming and motivate people to do something about it. |GlobalGiants.com|


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AFC Champions League Action : GlobalGiants.com

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Fans from Japan's Urawa Reds football team, shout support for their team against China's Shanghai Shenhua team during their Group E match of the AFC Champions league in Shanghai 25 April 2007. Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua slumped out of the AFC Champions League after a dour goalless draw against Japan's 10-man Urawa Red Diamonds. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) |GlobalGiants.com|


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April 25, 2007

America's Cup Underway in Spain : GlobalGiants.com

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America's Cup challenger BMW Oracle Racing sails to win their Round Robin 1 Flight 1 race against United Internet Team Germany at the Louis Vuitton Cup in Valencia April 20, 2007. After four straight days of races being suspended due to lack of wind, the first race got underway on Friday. (Reuters) |GlobalGiants.com|


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April 24, 2007

Citi Announces Plant-A-Tree Program to Help Drive Environmental Awareness : GlobalGiants.com

Encourages Customer Enrollment in Paperless Statements.

Announces First Quarter Success With More Than 300,000 Trees Planted.

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NEW YORK, April 24 -- Citi, the leading global financial services company, is aiming to help make a difference in the environment this year, while delivering tangible benefits to customers who desire to reduce their dependence on paper and help to protect the environment. In January, the company put in motion a customer-focused "Plant- a-Tree" initiative - a program that creates environmental awareness by encouraging its credit card holders to switch to paperless statements, planting a tree for each conversion made. Today, the company announced its first quarter results from the program, where already more than 300,000 customers have opted to "go paperless" and just as many trees have been planted on their behalf nationwide.

For every customer that switches to paperless statements, Citi, in partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation (NADF), will plant a tree on his or her behalf in a location where it is most needed. Along with the environmental benefits, going paperless has its consumer advantages as well. Going paperless helps reduce paper clutter and allows customers to view their statements online for up to six months, as well as provides easy access to account activity anywhere, anytime.

Citi, the leading global financial services company, has some 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 100 countries. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Ford's Stickers On Its Trucks Will Help Cyclists Stay Safe : GlobalGiants.com

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Photo: Ford's Stickers On Its Trucks Will Help Cyclists Stay Safe. |GlobalGiants.com|


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Dr Pepper and Epic Recording Artist Cartel to Make Rock History : GlobalGiants.com

With Band in a Bubble Live Event and MTV Music Special.

Cartel Will Be Sealed in a See-Through Bubble in New York City for Almost a Month to Record Their Next Album.

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Photo: Epic's explosive five-member band Cartel is the band in Dr Pepper Band in a Bubble this summer in New York City from May 24 through June 12. From left to right, the members of Cartel are Joseph Pepper - guitar; Kevin Sanders - drums; Will Pugh - vocals, guitar, piano, programming; Nic Hudson - guitar and Jeff Lett - bass. (Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages) |GlobalGiants.com|

Dr Pepper, MTV, and Epic recording artist Cartel are giving music fans more of what they want this summer ... a first-time, real-time look into the making of the band's newest album during Dr Pepper Band in a Bubble. In what is sure to be the most talked-about music event of the year, Cartel will be sealed inside a huge transparent bubble on Hudson River Park's Pier 54 in New York City from May 24 through June 12, and every move they make will be live for the world to see as they eat, breathe, sleep and record the follow-up to their breakthrough debut album, CHROMA. |GlobalGiants.com|


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