November 12, 2007
Lincoln's New Marketing Alliance With Hip-Hop Artist Common
Hip-hop superstar Common joins with the Lincoln brand to promote the 2008 Navigator model line.
Photo: Grammy winning artist Common on location in front of the legendary Regal Theater in Chicago for the 2008 Lincoln Navigator commercial shoot. (Lincoln Mercury)
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 -- American luxury brand Lincoln announced today a multifaceted marketing partnership with Grammy Award-winning performer "Common" to promote the 2008 Lincoln Navigator and other brand initiatives.
Through an exclusive partnership with Lincoln, Common will appear in national television broadcast, radio and print advertisements, primarily focused on the all-new 2008 Lincoln Navigator. The first of the ads, titled "Common," will debut nationwide USA on November 25 during NFL Sunday Night Football on NBC, and later appear on general market and urban schedules. The commercial spotlights the people, places and experiences that shaped his life in his hometown of Chicago. It segues to his present-day life as an enterprising, multitalented individual, continuing to reach higher, yet still deeply rooted in his community. The print and radio ads will premiere in 2008.
Lincoln will additionally work with Common in developing other online and offline cross-promotional and marketing programs across his diversified businesses, including the licensing of songs for creative executions for television and the Web, tie-ins with Common's books and hat lines, as well as alignments with his concert tour. Common will also perform and make personal appearances on behalf of Lincoln at auto shows and dealer events, and be an integral component of the annual multiple-city Lincoln Lounge events. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 11:29 AM
November 9, 2007
Sony Ericsson reveals compact K-series phone, geared to the Web
The new Sony Ericsson K660 packs landscape Web browsing and dedicated shortcut keys into a classy looking handset targeting a young Web-savvy audience.
London, UK - Sony Ericsson has announced the launch of the K660, an HSDPA ('mobile broadband') enabled phone with clever features like illuminated shortcut keys that only become active when surfing the Net, and desktop tickers that provide regular updates from your favourite websites; all designed to make Web browsing on the move as simple and convenient as at your computer.
Sony Ericsson K660 --
• Web Optimised (Landscape Browsing and Shortcut Keys) for easy surfing
• HSDPA for fast surfing, email and download
• Google Maps for Mobile
Posted by Editors at 5:18 AM
October 29, 2007
NADA GUIDES Launch New Car Video Buying Guides : GlobalGiants.com
Interactive Video Technology Offers Consumers a Compelling Car Buying Experience.
Photo: NADAguides.com Screen Shot.
COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 29 -- N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides today announced the launch of New Car Video Buying Guides. The buying guides available at NADAguides.com feature interactive video technology to assist consumers with their new car buying research by offering educational information for all types of vehicles, including Hybrids, Convertibles, Sedans, SUVs, Minivans and Trucks -- in full-color video, complete with narration.
In addition to category-specific information, the video buying guides offer users insight into all types of new car subject matter, including Pricing, Passenger Capacity and Comfort, Fuel Economy, Safety Features and Ratings, Reliability, Styling and Design -- even Cargo Capacity. Included in this information are JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings which provide consumers with the ability to compare models across all segments.
The Video Buying Guide player is equipped with a Top Vehicles List so users can save and research their favorite vehicles from that list, including accessing new car reviews, comparing their favorites side-by-side with competitive makes and models, viewing interior and exterior photos and 360-degree views -- and the ability to submit a new car purchase request to a local dealer.
The New Car Video Buying Guides available at NADAguides.com are produced by Vehix, while the interactive video technology powering the NADAguides.com New Car Video Buying Guides comes from VIMATION.
Visitors to NADAguides.com can access these informative videos by clicking on the "New Car Buying Guide Videos" link in the "New Cars" section.
NADA stands for National Automobile Dealers Association. N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides (NADAguides.com) is the world's largest publisher of vehicle pricing and specification information for new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, as well as van conversions, limousines, classic and collectible cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and manufactured housing. Throughout its 74-year history, N.A.D.A. Appraisal Guides has earned the reputation as the recognized authority for vehicle valuations. Its website, NADAguides.com, is the most comprehensive vehicle information resource on the Internet today. |GlobalGiants.com|
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Los Angeles Auto Show: Five Finalists Compete for 2008 Green Car of the Year Award
Photo: Chevy Malibu Hybrid -- The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan with an EPA rating of 24-mpg city and 32-mpg highway.
LOS ANGELES Â· October 29, 2007 -- The winner of the 2008 Green Car of the Year award has been narrowed to five nominees, according to an announcement by Green Car Journal, the leading automotive environmental magazine. The winner will be announced on Nov. 15 during Press Days at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Photo: Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid -- The Chevrolet Tahoe Two-Mode Hybrid not only offers functionality but also surprising efficiency for a full-size SUV.
This mainstreaming of hybrid technology is reflected in the five nominees for the 2008 Green Car of the Year award: The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Mazda Tribute Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid, and Saturn Aura Hybrid.
Photo: Mazda Tribute Hybrid -- The Mazda Tribute Hybrid, a compact SUV, is Mazda's first hybrid vehicle.
Each of the nominees achieves "firsts" in specific ways. All, of course, feature fuel efficiency gains and offer extremely low emissions with advanced technologies used to further increase their environmental performance. The Chevrolet Tahoe, a popular larger SUV, is now much more fuel efficient through the use of an all-new two-mode hybrid technology. Mazda's Tribute Hybrid is this auto maker's first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid model and exemplifies the continuing evolution of fuel efficient hybrid technology shared with related brands. The Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura hybrids showcase affordable hybrid technology available in mass-market sedans. Nissan's Altima Hybrid represents this brand's first-ever use of hybrid technology to blend higher efficiencies and performance in its popular sport sedan.
Photo: Nissan Altima Hybrid -- The Nissan Altima Hybrid features a full hybrid powerplant that offers higher fuel economy and spirited driving.
Jurors include leaders of America's top environmental organizations, including Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club; Christopher Flavin, president of Worldwatch Institute; Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society; and Jonathan Lash, President of the World Resources Institute. Also, Jay Leno noted auto enthusiast and host of the "Tonight Show" as well as automotive icon Carroll Shelby join four Green Car Journal editors to round out the 2008 jury.
Photo: Saturn Aura Hybrid -- The mid-size Aura Green Line Hybrid is Saturn's first hybrid sedan.
The Green Car of the Year award is an important part of Green Car Journal's mission to showcase environmental progress in the auto industry. Since 1992, Green Car Journal has focused on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and environment, first with an industry newsletter and then with an award-winning auto enthusiast magazine. Today, the magazine is considered the premier source of information on high fuel efficiency, low emission, advanced technology, and alternative fuel vehicles.
LA Auto Show opens for media only Nov. 14 and 15. Public days run from Nov. 16-25 including Thanksgiving Day. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 7:05 AM
October 27, 2007
Coca-Cola Company helps in the restoration of the birthplace of the Olympic Games
Photo: Athens, Greece, October, 24 2007 -- Dominique Reiniche (L), president of The Coca-Cola Company's European Union Group, presents a check for US $2 million to Minoas Kyriakou (R), president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, to aid in the restoration of its site in Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The site was severely damaged by the forest fires in Greece this past summer. The Coca-Cola Company is the longest continuous supporter of the Olympic Games in a partnership that dates to 1928.
Photo: Forest area around the Pierre de Coubertin monument. Ancient Olympia, Greece -- A donation of US $2 million from The Coca-Cola Company will help restore the forest area around the Pierre de Coubertin monument, a tribute to the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The site, on the grounds of Ancient Olympia where the Olympic Games were first held, was severely damaged by the forest fires that scorched Greece over the summer. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 7:48 AM
October 25, 2007
AutoWeek Editors Honor the Best of the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show
The magazine's Editors' Choice Awards recognize Best in Show, Best Concept, Most Significant and Most Fun.
Photo: AutoWeek Cover: The Nissan GT-R, as highlighted on the October 29 issue of AutoWeek, was awarded the AutoWeek Editors' Choice Award for Best in Show during the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show.
DETROIT, Oct. 25 -- The AutoWeek editorial staff will announce its Editors' Choice Award winners for the 2007 Tokyo International Motor Show in its November 12 issue.
The 2007 AutoWeek Editors' Choice Award winners for the Best of Tokyo are:
BEST IN SHOW: Nissan GT-R -- "This is the super car everyone has been
waiting for since Nissan officials announced in 2001 that they would re-
create the icon," said AutoWeek Editor and Associate Publisher Dutch
Mandel. "A twin-turbocharged, 3.8-liter V6 pushes this coupe to a top
speed of 193 mph and from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. The great news for
the U.S. is that Nissan will finally bring this flagship to our shores."
BEST CONCEPT: Mazda Taiki -- "This aero-efficient sports car blends the
best of the last three Mazda show cars with the company's next-generation
Wankel rotary engine: a power plant that celebrates its 40th anniversary
this year. It sets the way for the future front-engine, rear-drive sports
MOST SIGNIFICANT: Honda CR-Z -- "Here's a car that finally reintroduces
passion and emotion in a legendary vehicle that is also powered by
alternative sources. The CR-Z is very much the spiritual successor to
Honda's beloved CRX, a subcompact rocket from the past."
MOST FUN: Suzuki X-Head -- "It's every kid's Tonka toy come to life. It's
boxy, it's burly, it's bright yellow and looks as though it wants to haul
heavy loads through woods. It's what happens when Suzuki builds a Hummer."
The AutoWeek editorial staff will announce its 2008 Editors' Choice Awards for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next January during the magazine's annual Design Forum. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 8:03 PM
October 23, 2007
Nokia N81 8GB now shipping globally
Photo: Nokia N81
Photo: Nokia N81 8GB
Espoo, Finland, October 23, 2007 -- Nokia N81 and Nokia N81 8GB multimedia computers are now available globally. Designed for music and gaming, these devices come with dedicated music and game keys and are loaded with memory.
The 3D Multimedia Menu introduced in these devices is the first step to bringing a new user interface to the Nokia Nseries range. The new menu makes it easy to discover and enjoy your digital content and the Internet, and share your experiences with others.
The Nokia N81 and Nokia N81 8GB also offer the discovery of millions of tracks through the Nokia Music Store*. And, with their integrated Nokia Music Players, creating playlists. For enhanced sound quality, compatible high-quality headphones or speakers can be used with the standard 3.5mm headphone connector. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 2:40 AM
October 22, 2007
Bob Dylan and XM Featured in Integrated Marketing Campaign for Cadillac
Cadillac Promotes Dylan's Exclusive XM Show and Highlights XM as Standard Feature.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- Music icon Bob Dylan will star in an innovative multi-platform marketing campaign for the 2008 Cadillac Escalade that integrates his XM Radio show, "Theme Time Radio Hour." The campaign, which begins today, highlights XM as a standard feature in the Escalade through TV, online and print. Cadillac has been a leading luxury automotive brand since 1902. Cadillac is a division of General Motors (NYSE:GM).
XM (NASDAQ:XMSR) is America's leading satellite radio company with more than 8.2 million subscribers. XM is also a leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market. Through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, XM is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2007. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 12:28 PM
October 18, 2007
"Da Vinci... An Exhibition of Genius" organized by 'RYP Australia' Reveals Details about Mona Lisa
Photo: Da Vinci... An Exhibition of Genius presents "Mona Lisa Revealed": high-tech camera uncovers hidden images in world's most famous painting.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18 -- Since making its North American debut in San Francisco in August 2007, Da Vinci - an Exhibition of Genius has inspired thousands of visitors with the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable genius as an artist, inventor, anatomist, sculptor, engineer and architect. In line with the exhibition's theme of discovery and invention, exhibition organizers RYP Australia announced a new installation unveiling 25 secrets about the most famous painting in the world: Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa."
"Mona Lisa Secrets Revealed" showcases the work of French engineer Pascal Cotte. His life-long passion for the study and preservation of the Mona Lisa led him to invent the cutting edge 240-megapixel Multi-spectral Imaging Camera, which uses patented infrared technology and intense illumination to scan the painting and virtually peel away layers of varnish applied over centuries. With his camera, Cotte was able to uncover how the Mona Lisa looked as she was originally painted, including layers of over-painting, restoration and attempts at preservation -- even identifying the individual pigments that da Vinci used.
Cotte used his camera to scientifically verify and visually recreate 25 secrets of the Mona Lisa that otherwise go unseen. Other discoveries include da Vinci's preparatory drawings, alterations, restorations, and historical events the painting has withstood. Using his Multi-spectral Imaging Camera, Cotte's work resulted in thirteen original photos of the masterpiece, with unequalled accuracy and resolution, showing how the Mona Lisa looked to Da Vinci's contemporaries: blue sky, pink face, brighter mountains, and green trees.
The exhibition now allows the public to see new details, including Mona Lisa's original gaze and smile, new findings regarding the mark on the corner of her eye, and the lace on her dress that has disappeared over time. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 12:31 PM
October 15, 2007
MOTOR TREND names Mazda CX-9 'Sport/Utility Of The Year'
MOTOR TREND today named the Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV its 2007 Sport/Utility of the Year. Beating one of the toughest fields in recent memory, the CX-9 was, according to MOTOR TREND editor in chief, Angus MacKenzie, the judges' unanimous decision. It topped 11 other contenders.
To judge contenders for the award, MOTOR TREND's editorial staff conducted exhaustive off-road, street and track testing, and carefully considered essentials such as driving performance, safety and features. Sport/Utility of the Year is not a comparison test. Each contender was evaluated against three simple criteria: superiority (engineering, design, utilization of resources); significance (its impact on the market), and value (what buyers get for their money versus the competition). |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 1:12 PM
October 14, 2007
Sony Ericsson introduces the K630 - turbo 3G and e-mail on the move.
London, UK - Sony Ericsson has announced the K630, a stylish all-rounder fully packed with all the features needed for managing work life as well as one's favorite pictures, video and music.
Available in two colors - Havana Gold and Quick Black - the new Sony Ericsson K630i keeps you in control, fully informed and entertained at all times. Weighing in at only 97 grams, the K630 delivers a PC-like Web surfing experience in a pocket-sized frame.
K630's 2.0 megapixel camera is always on-hand to shoot still pictures or moving images. These can be instantly shared with friends via MMS, email or postcard; or by uploading them to an online gallery.
The phone features an in-built Media Browser, meaning that there is just one location on the K630's menu to launch the music player, video player or photo gallery, and so access all of your in-phone content. The K630 comes complete with new Media Manager software in-box to let you easily move your favorite music, photos, videos and more between your PC and your phone. Music tracks or video clips are automatically converted into phone-friendly formats. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 8:21 AM
October 9, 2007
Guerlain Celebrates the Launch of the New Fragrance, My Insolence, With Hilary Swank
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 -- In her newest partnership with French beauty house Guerlain, Hilary Swank celebrated the launch of the new fragrance My Insolence by playing host to a small gathering of friends, tastemakers, and industry guests. The Oscar-winning actress, face of the new My Insolence ad campaign, welcomed guests on the Wine Terrace of the Hotel Bel-Air. To present this new Insolence, Hilary Swank posed for famed photographer Javier Valhonrat.
"My Insolence" is available at Macys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Bergdorf Goodman. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 11:29 AM
October 8, 2007
Third Edition of the Michelin Guide New York City Released
NEW YORK, Oct. 8 -- Michelin today released the third edition of the Michelin Guide New York City. The Michelin Guide New York City 2008 contains more than 100 new establishments in this year's guide. The new edition features 619 establishments in all, a number that includes 565 restaurants -- representing 46 types of cuisine -- and 54 Manhattan hotels.
Nearly 22 percent of the Michelin Guide New York City selection is comprised of highly affordable restaurants. While the Michelin Guide is known around the world for its famous stars, these restaurants account for just five percent of the selection.
Present in North America since late 2005, the Michelin Guide has two local editions: The Michelin Guide New York City, now in its third edition, and the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & the Wine Country, of which a second edition will be in bookstores on Oct. 24. Two new North American guides will be published in November: the Michelin Guide Los Angeles 2008 and the Michelin Guide Las Vegas 2008.
In Europe, the collection currently comprises 17 Michelin Guides, including English-language versions of the Michelin Guide France and the Michelin Guide Paris. The Michelin Guide is also making its entry into Asia with the publication of the first edition of the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2008 in November. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 1:53 PM
October 7, 2007
New York City Columbus Day Parade: Gondoliers arrive in NYC
Photo: After a six(6)-day, more than 150 mile journey down the Hudson River, an international crew of gondoliers arrive in Manhattan, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007. The gondola and crew will be featured in the New York City Columbus Day parade on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007. (Photographer: Brian Benson) |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 8:49 AM
October 6, 2007
Baldwin Piano Releases Wild Designs and Customized Paints with New Line of Pianos
Photo: Baldwin Piano French Quarter -- Drawing inspiration from the extravagant feathers of the peacock, this high polished mahogany grand features rich pink inlays throughout the music desk, legs and bracket.
Photo: Baldwin Piano Beauty in B Minor -- With its rich tones of gold and burgundy this piano was designed to replicate the painting Beauty in B Minor by abstract artist MichaelEthridge.
Photo: Baldwin Piano The Flame -- Hand painted hot rod flames and intricate pin-striping.
Photo: Baldwin Piano The Zebra -- bold black and white piano, which features a red plate, nickel hardware, and red, white and black keys.
Photo: Baldwin Piano Tropical Sunset -- Purple and pink hibiscus flowers and a tropical sunset cover the lid, rim and music desk of this white high polished grand piano.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 6 -- Baldwin Custom House continues to change the face of the piano industry through its focus on innovative and creative hand-built, limited edition designs. The company has created the "Exotic Collection" with wild designs and customized paints. Each piano boasts its own dramatic, exotic, fun or elegant custom paint job. From a striking striped zebra print to a whimsical abalone white grand, to a tied-dyed design with a happy face and one with a Hawaiian style sunset, Baldwin Custom House has created pianos that can serve as works of art in any finely designed home or as a stylized gift to fit any personality.
According to Baldwin Custom House, its focus is on the finest quality and artistic flavor available to create a fine piece of art. Highly skilled craftsmen and artists have been hired to ensure the highest level of excellence, and an apprenticeship program has been launched to train the artisans of the future.
Baldwin has been "America's Favorite Piano" since 1862, when former music teacher D.H. Baldwin opened his music store in Cincinnati, Ohio. At the turn of the twentieth century, Baldwin pianos won international awards, and by the end of the century, Baldwin was the largest American piano maker. Baldwin joined Gibson Guitar Corp. in 2001. Gibson Guitar Corps' family of piano brands include D.H. Baldwin, Howard, Hamilton, Chickering, Wurlitzer, J&C Fischer, Nordiska, and Sunshine. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 8:41 AM
October 4, 2007
Di MODOLO Announces Catherine Zeta-Jones as the New Face of the Brand
Diamond Jewelry House Premieres the Tempia Timepiece Collection and Di MODOLO Haute Couture.
NEW YORK, Oct. 4 -- The jewelry house Di MODOLO has announced actress Catherine Zeta-Jones as the new face of the company. The Di MODOLO campaign, featuring Mrs. Zeta-Jones, will debut in the November 2007 issues of top fashion and lifestyle publications, including: W, Vogue, In Style, and Town and Country. She will be representing all facets of the brand that has expanded to include the new TEMPIA Timepiece Collection and Di MODOLO Haute Couture. She will celebrate the campaign today at an exclusive reception at the flagship store in New York City.
The Di MODOLO brand has evolved since its launch in 2001. To continue this trend, the brand has created Di MODOLO Haute Couture. Di MODOLO Haute Couture combines chic design with beautiful diamonds. The pieces are typically singular, exclusive, or limited edition. Continuing in their effort to revitalize the high-end jewelry market, Di MODOLO also launches the much anticipated TEMPIA Timepiece Collection. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 12:50 PM
October 3, 2007
Microsoft unveils Zune Social, new Zune devices, innovative Zune software and redesigned Zune Marketplace
Zune Drives Next Generation of Digital Music Experience With Community Web Site Built Around Music.
Photo: Microsoft Corporate Vice President, J Allard, and Chairman, Bill Gates, unveil the newest Zune media players. From Redmond, Wash., today, Microsoft Corp. announces updated devices and a new community music site.
SEATTLE, Oct. 3 -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates and Corporate Vice President J Allard unveiled the next generation of Zune(R) portable media players, software and online store. Gates and Allard also introduced Zune Social, a beta online community Web site built around and powered by people's passion for music.
The two new models of Zune portable media players feature the new Zune Pad, an innovative touch-sensitive button for navigating on the device, as well as wireless sync, a feature that allows Zune devices to automatically sync over the device owner's home wireless network when it is connected to an AC adaptor, in a dock or speaker dock accessory. Existing Zune owners will automatically receive new software features, the redesigned PC and device software and access to the new Zune Marketplace when everything is released to the public in mid-November.
"Twenty years ago we bet the company on an integrated productivity suite of word processing, spreadsheets and presentations, and we changed the way people work," Gates said. "Today we're making big bets on games, music, video and connecting these entertainment experiences to help change the way people play."
"By tapping into customers' passion for music with Zune Social, we're starting to change the game," Allard said. "This lets us start building a new, more valuable kind of relationship with consumers that, combined with other Zune innovations, will start to drive the entire music industry forward."
Zune is Microsoft's music and entertainment brand that provides an integrated digital entertainment experience. The Zune platform includes a line of portable digital media players, the Zune Marketplace online store, and Zune Social, a beta online community Web site created to help people discover music. Zune is part of Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division and supports the company's software-based services vision to help drive innovation in the digital entertainment space. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 3:45 AM
October 1, 2007
Siemens Systems at BBC and ITV
London, October 1, 2007 -- The United Kingdom's broadcasters are getting equipped for the digital age. Siemens is installing integrated digital production systems at the broadcasters ITV and BBC. In the future, the editors will edit their reports on the PC, and will be able to access the archives, research, cut and provide the finished report to production all from the same place. The result will be more current reports and more flexible program production. The picture shows the BBC building in Scotland. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 7:56 AM
September 26, 2007
18th Longines Prize for Elegance awarded unanimously to Anna Bessonova of Ukraine
28th Rhythmic World Championships Patras, Greece.
Photo: Anna Bessonova holds high the trophy of the Longines Prize for Elegance.
Photo: Longines BelleArti Watch, a part of the prize.
Patras (Greece), 25 September, 2007 - Longines, Official Timekeeper and Data Handler at the 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2007 has awarded the 18th Longines Prize for Elegance to Anna Bessonova, of Ukraine. This distinction honours the athlete having demonstrated the most remarkable elegance in the course of the international competition. Anna Bessonova, amongst great applause, was awarded the trophy created by the Swiss artist Piero Travaglini, a wristwatch from the Longines BelleArti collection and a cheque for US$ 5,000, and was subsequently consecrated overall individual world champion.
Photo: Anna Bessonova in action during the individuals competition on rope.
In gymnastics, the challenge of movement demands both flawless execution, as in any sport, and the intangible grace, beauty and harmony of movement known as "elegance". At the 28th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, all participants in the individual finals held on 21st September 2007 in Patras, Greece, were nominated for the Longines Prize for Elegance.
Photo: Anna Bessonova in action during the individuals competition with hoop.
The athletes under consideration for the prize were evaluated according to a number of complementary criteria. In addition to technical considerations, each athlete's performance was evaluated with respect to emotional appeal, beauty, charm, charisma, and grace and harmony of movement. Although clearly, each member of the jury may interpret these criteria individually, the result was unanimous as Anna Bessonova's performance on this occasion was quite exceptional and won the heart of the whole audience. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 7:03 AM
September 25, 2007
MOBILE IMAGING AND PRINTING CONSORTIUM: Knicks City Dancers Up Close and Digital
Photo: KnicksCityDancers Up Close and Digital: Sponsored by MIPC (The Mobile Imaging & Printing Consortium) Digital Life 2007 attendees will have the opportunity to pose for camera phone photos with the Knicks City Dancers and walk away with their prints in seconds.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25 -- The Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC) announces that on Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2007, New York's Digital Life attendees will have the opportunity to pose for camera phone photos with the Knicks City Dancers and walk away with their prints in seconds.
MIPC will showcase how widely available technologies such as Bluetooth and PictBridge can unlock a world of convenience for cell phone users to capture photos on the go and get great results in their hands instantly. MIPC will demonstrate how users can gain the flexibility to go from shoot to print in just a few simple steps.
"You will be surprised by the ease and simplicity of today's camera phone printing solutions. Digital Life attendees will be able to capture their memories with The New York Knicks City Dancers and print them instantly to show their friends at home," said MIPC Board member and Kodak Senior Marketing Manager, Jack Rieger.
Canon, Epson, HP, Kodak, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Lexmark are among several major companies supporting the MIPC Mission. Ramon Garrido, MIPC Chairman and HP program director, said the consortium enables consumers to free their photos from their phones. "These representative companies have come together on behalf of the consumer to streamline the mobile imaging and printing process. It is the MIPC Mission to enable customers to easily print from their camera phones however, whenever, wherever."
The Knicks City Dancers will be appearing at New York's Digital Life Show in the MIPC booth of the Javitz Center on September 28 and 29 from 12pm to 4pm. MIPC is encouraging the visitors to have their pictures taken with the Knicks City Dancers and experience the ease of printing from camera phones firsthand.
The MIPC is a non-profit industry association founded in 2004 by Canon, Epson and HP, leading companies in home photo printing. The MIPC enables mobile printing solutions by fostering collaboration across the hardware, software and wireless technologies involved in mobile imaging and printing.
MIPC Members represent the most prestigious companies in the mobile imaging and printing space. Those represented companies include: Aplix Corporation, Brother Industries Ltd., Canon Inc., Cerience Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Fujifilm Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., Lexmark International, Inc., MCCI Corporation, Micron Technology, Motorola Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia, Olivetti, Olympus Corporation, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., and Seiko Epson Corporation. |GlobalGiants.com|
Posted by Editors at 1:15 AM