June 30, 2007
MINNESOTA ZOO WOLF : GlobalGiants.com
Photo: New gray wolf exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo. (Minnesota Zoo)
June 29, 2007
London Police Deactivate 'Bomb Packed With Nails' in Piccadilly Circus : GlobalGiants.com
Police forensics officers load a Mercedes car in which police said contained a "potentially viable explosive device" onto a lorry in Haymarket in central London, 29 June 2007. Scotland Yard said they were called to The Haymarket, near the Piccadilly Circus landmark and the British capital's main theatre district, just before 2:00 am (0100 GMT) after reports that a car was parked suspiciously. "As a precautionary measure the immediate area was cordoned off while the vehicle was examined by explosives officers," they said in a statement. (Agence France Presse)
PBS 'A Capitol Fourth' 2007 : GlobalGiants.com
A CAPITOL FOURTH (2007) Airs Wednesday, July 04, 2007, 8:00-9:30 pm ET on PBS. On the American nation's birthday, this program, hosted by Tony Danza and featuring a star studded line-up including: Hayden Panettiere, Elliott Yamin, Little Richard, Bebe Neuwirth, Dierks Bentley, and Yolanda Adams, brings PBS viewers an evening of patriotic and uplifting music live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, followed by a display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. (Capital Concerts) |GlobalGiants.com|
June 28, 2007
Texas Floods Claim 11 Lives : GlobalGiants.com
More Rain Expected Today.
Photo: Megan Eubanks holds out her hand to Meadow Hemphill, 2, who struggles to climb over flood debris after floodwaters ripped through the Granbury Harbor neighborhood on Tuesday, June 27, 2007, in Granbury, Texas. (MCT)
Cox Communications' National Teen Summit on Internet Safety : GlobalGiants.com
John Walsh, Christina Johnson, student delegate from Rolling Hills, CA and Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson address media at Cox Communications' National Teen Summit on Internet Safety held June 28, 2007. Credit: Kaye Evans-Lutterodt. (Cox Communications) |GlobalGiants.com|
Nike Announces Partnership With Euroleague Basketball : GlobalGiants.com
HILVERSUM, Netherlands, June 28-- Nike and Euroleague Basketball have announced a new five-year partnership to make Nike the official basketball supplier for Euroleague competition. The union of the world's number one basketball brand with two of the best Pan-European basketball competitions is the latest demonstration of both organizations' commitment to growing the game in Europe.
The league's 24 teams and ULEB CupÂ´s 54 teams will be playing with the Nike 4005 Tournament Ball for the 2008 season, as well as a series of pre-season events, including the Euroleague China Tour in October. The 4005 Tournament ball will tip-off in its first official Euroleague play at the ULEB Summer League this weekend in Jesolo, Italy. |GlobalGiants.com|
Qatar Airways Maiden USA Flight Arrives in New York : GlobalGiants.com
Four-Flights-A-Week Link US Financial Centre With Qatari Capital Doha.
Qatar Airways' maiden flight to North America touched down June 26 night at Newark Liberty International Airport to a 'fireman's salute' water arch ceremony and a fanfare of music and entertainment. |GlobalGiants.com|
June 27, 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair Resigns : GlobalGiants.com
Gordon Brown to be Named Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Tony Blair waves as he walks out of Number 10 Downing Street on June 27, 2007 in London. Mr Blair came to power in 1997 and in 10 years as Prime Minister won three general elections. Former Chancellor Gordon Brown will be the 52nd Prime Minister to walk through the door at Number 10 Downing Street. (Getty)
World No. 1 Ochoa Reaches Multi-Year Endorsement Agreement With PING : GlobalGiants.com
Lorena Ochoa, the world's number one ranked female golfer who has played PING golf equipment since she was 15 years old, has signed an endorsement agreement with the equipment manufacturer, PING Chairman & CEO John Solheim announced June 26. |GlobalGiants.com|
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES: SPIELBERG ON SPIELBERG Premieres on Monday, July 9 : GlobalGiants.com
In Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) new documentary SPIELBERG ON SPIELBERG, premiering Monday, July 9, at 8 p.m. (ET)/9 p.m. (PT), two-time Best Director Oscar(R) winner Steven Spielberg discusses his meteoric rise to success in Hollywood, as well as the motion pictures that took him there. The 90-minute special, which features exclusive and detailed interviews with arguably the most popular and influential director of his time, is produced by Richard Schickel, who created similar programs on Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.
Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 75 million homes, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. |GlobalGiants.com|
June 26, 2007
Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Great Kremlin Palace : GlobalGiants.com
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov pass by a Tsar cannon as they cross the Kremlin plazza to take part in a reception for graduates of Russian military academies and universities at the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow, 26 June 2007. (AFP)
Paris Hilton Released From Jail after 3 Week Stay: GlobalGiants.com
Paris Hilton leaves the Los Angeles County Correctional Facility in Lynwood, California June 26, 2007. Hotel heiress Hilton, who commanded as much attention behind bars as on the Hollywood party scene, regained her freedom on Tuesday after serving three weeks in jail for violating probation in a drunk-driving case. (Reuters)
MIDWEST AIRLINES PETS: GlobalGiants.com
Photo: On Sunday, Midwest Airlines flew two professional canine athletes and their trainer from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. to New York. As part of a special arrangement approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and Midwest Airlines, Mako, an Australian Shepherd, occupied a seat in the aircraft's main cabin and Nemo, a Jack Russell Terrier, traveled below the seat of their trainer, Lourdes Edlin. Both dogs are ambassadors for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. (Midwest Airlines) |GlobalGiants.com|
June 22, 2007
SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE : GlobalGiants.com
Photo: WASHINGTON - Administrator Nicole M. Nason of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration installs a car seat during Child Passenger Safety Technician training June 11-13. On passing the course, Nason became the highest-ranking government official ever to earn the certification from Safe Kids Worldwide. |GlobalGiants.com|
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS ADVOCACY : GlobalGiants.com
Photo: Ryan McLain, representing Akron's Children's Hospital, looks up to Rep. Ralph Regula (R-OH) during the National Association of Children's Hospitals Family Advocacy Day. Ryan's sister, Sidney, was treated at Akron Children's Hospital. (National Association of Children's Hospitals, Michael Temchine) |GlobalGiants.com|
GapKids and babyGap Introduce New (PRODUCT) RED(TM) Collections : GlobalGiants.com
Photo: Oscar-nominated actor Terence Howard in Gap PRODUCT (RED) leatherjacket, pictured with his three children - son Hunter in GapKids(PRODUCT) RED hoodie, daughter Aubrey in Gap (PRODUCT) RED henley, and daughter Heavenin Gap (PRODUCT) RED t-shirt. (Gap) |GlobalGiants.com|
June 21, 2007
The sun sets on the last day of spring as a boat sails up the Hudson River in New York June 20, 2007. The summer solstice will be celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday. (Reuters)
June 20, 2007
NYC Mayor Leaves Republican Party : GlobalGiants.com
Could a Run at the White House be Next?
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today he would leave the Republican Party and switch his voter registration to independent. 'I have filed papers with the New York City Board of Elections to change my status as a voter and register as unaffiliated with any political party' Bloomberg said in a statement today. 'Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our City.' (Photo Credit: ZUMA) |GlobalGiants.com|
June 20th is 'American Eagle Day' : GlobalGiants.com
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a special resolution naming June 20, 2007 "American Eagle Day".
The bald eagle was selected as America's national symbol on June 20, 1782 during the Second Continental Congress, and is scheduled to be removed from the Endangered Species Act around June 20th of this year. It has been protected under federal law since Congress passed the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act in 1940 and this protection was reinforced by the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Photo Credit: AFP
PGA of America: July is Family Golf Month : GlobalGiants.com
Features Grammy Award winners Vince Gill and Amy Grant and daughter, Corrina as Spokesfamily.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., June 19 -- Families across the USA are encouraged to play golf together during "July is Family Golf Month", a PGA Play Golf America program designed to provide a structured, yet casual opportunity for families to learn the game of golf together. Golfing enthusiasts and Grammy award winners Vince Gill and Amy Grant, along with their six-year-old daughter, Corrina Grant Gill, are the spokesfamily for the program.
The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. |GlobalGiants.com|