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November 25, 2006



PHOTO: You have to workout to win! The ProForm(R) 20.0 CrossTrainer(TM) Elliptical is the first fitness equipment to fully integrate games and exercise equipment, enabling game play to be controlled by exercise intensity. ProForm's(R) FatBlocker(TM) game is shown in photo. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: David Blaine, who successfully escaped from a gyroscope hanging 40 feet above Times Square on Thanksgiving, today joined Major George A. Hood of The Salvation Army to host 100 deserving kids on a shopping spree at Target. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Photo: Greg Staley, President and CEO of KB Toys, visits the KB Toys store at the Livingston Mall in Livingston, NJ on Black Friday, the traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season. KB Toys customers lined up for the 5 AM opening. (Feature Photo Service) StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 24, 2006

GM's Lineup at Los Angeles Auto Show

Buick Enclave crossover concept

Photo: Tiger Woods, the world's top-ranked professional golfer and Buick endorser since 2000, stands next to the Buick Enclave crossover concept. Woods is slated to join GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Wagoner in LA on Nov. 28 to introduce the production version. X06CC_BU028 (United States)

Chevrolet Sequel, Shanghai China

Photo: Chevrolet Sequel in Shanghai China.

LOS ANGELES – The General Motors portfolio at the Los Angeles Auto Show continues the company’s ongoing and dramatic product resurgence, with a focus on cars and SUVs that feature sophisticated, globally inspired designs as well as advanced, fuel-saving technologies.

The show will feature all-new entries by Buick, GMC and Saturn – including two of the four hybrid models GM will launch in calendar year 2007, as well as a resurrection of Cadillac’s Platinum Series and special-edition Saab models that commemorate the vehicle brand’s 60 th anniversary. Chevrolet will highlight two hydrogen fuel cell models – the Sequel and the Equinox Fuel Cell – that provide show goers with a glimpse of clean, petroleum-free transportation.

“We always look forward to the L.A. Auto Show because Los Angeles is such an important market for trend-setting cars and trucks,” said GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, who will kick off media days as the keynote speaker at the Motor Press Guild breakfast. “Besides launching a number of exciting new production cars, trucks and crossovers, we’ll also demonstrate our commitment to addressing fuel economy and environmental concerns with several very important advanced technology vehicles.”

According to the recently issued 2007 EPA Fuel Economy Guide, GM leads the industry with more vehicles that achieve an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or more on the highway. For the 2007 model year, GM offers 23 such vehicles, up from 14 in 2006.

Here are the specific models that GM will highlight in L.A. :

* 2008 Buick Enclave
* 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid
* 2008 Saturn Vue
* Saturn Aura Green Line hybrid
* Saab 9-3 60 th Anniversary Edition
* Saab 9-5 60 th Anniversary Edition
* HUMMER HO 2 Design Concept (Design Challenge entry)
* Cadillac Platinum Series (XLR, STS, DTS)
* Cadillac DTS-L
* Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell
* Chevrolet Sequel StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: Antoinette Laurent of New York buys a MacBook at the Apple Store Fifth Avenue shortly after midnight on Friday, November 24, 2006. Hundreds of customers visited the store to buy iPods and Macintosh desktop and notebook computers as the traditional holiday shopping season got underway. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 23, 2006



PHOTO: hawkeye's best print and outdoor advertising.

DALLAS -- hawkeye GROUP of Dallas, TX, was given a Silver ECHO Award in the 2006 International ECHO Awards competition sponsored by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), which recognizes the world's most impressive direct marketing campaigns.

The ECHO represents the best in strategic, creative, and results-oriented programs worldwide. Over 20 direct marketing experts from around the world judge thousands of submissions. hawkeye GROUP won in the category of Retail/Direct Sales for the Pizza Hut Very Into Pizza (VIP) program.

Some hawkeye clients include Capital One, Alltel Communications, Pizza Hut, Party City, Samsung, Microsoft, HP, Hollywood Casino, Dean Foods, Selective Insurance, and The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Ranked in the top 50 in Ad Age's 2006 Integrated Agencies, hawkeye has offices in Amsterdam, Boise, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Photo: Part phone, part mp3 player, the Chocolate by LG comes fully-equipped with features like V CAST, V CAST Music and a 1.3 megapixel camera; and now offers four color options to satisfy a Chocolate craving -- Cherry, Mint, White and the traditional Black. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Arts & Leisure Weekend of The New York Times

Celebration of Art and Culture to be held January 5 - 7, 2007.

New York Times

NEW YORK -- Sixth Annual Arts & Leisure Weekend of The New York Times has been announced to be held from January 5 to January 7, 2007. The Weekend is The Times's annual signature event, a national and international celebration of art and culture. It includes interviews by Times journalists with celebrated artists, and special offers at cultural institutions around the world. Advance tickets are available at

The Times will have an Access Pass to many events hosted throughout the weekend. The Pass will be available for consumers in event program guides, published in The New York Times and posted on

2007 Celebration Begins with the Launch of The Times's New "Emerging Artists" Series with Special Guest Host James Taylor; Concludes with a Gala TimesTalk Event to Benefit The Actors' Fund of America and MusiCares Featuring Pop Sensation Fergie... Augusten Burroughs, Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus, Joan Didion, Renee Fleming, Richard Ford, Peter Gelb, David Hare, Brice Marden, Thom Mayne, Frank McCourt, Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli, Julianne Moore, Dan Rather, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Short, Rufus Wainwright and Brian Williams.

This year's sponsors for Arts & Leisure Weekend are Bloomingdale's, The Container Store, Cunard, Level Vodka and Palm; WCBS-TV is this year's media sponsor.

"We are looking forward with our sponsors to presenting the biggest, most exciting Arts & Leisure Weekend yet," said Alyse Myers, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, The New York Times Media Group.

In New York City, The Times will host a series of TimesTalks discussions featuring an array of arts luminaries in conversation with Times critics, reporters and editors. This year, headliners include "Lost" creator J.J. Abrams; best-selling memoir authors Augusten Burroughs, Frank McCourt and Jeannette Walls; "Hannah Montana" stars Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford; Metropolitan Opera impresario Peter Gelb with acclaimed soprano Renee Fleming; award-winning playwright David Hare with Academy Award(R) nominee Julianne Moore; American abstract painter Brice Marden; Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne; acclaimed jazz and cabaret recording artists Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli; news anchor Dan Rather; Academy Award(R) winner Vanessa Redgrave with celebrated author Joan Didion; Tony Award(R) winning actor/comedian Martin Short; singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright; and "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams.

Arts & Leisure Weekend will kick off Jan. 4 at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater with the launch of The Times's new "Emerging Artists" series. This exciting monthly live-performance series will feature established recording artists introducing some of today's freshest new musical talents. Grammy Award(R) winner James Taylor will serve as the special guest host on Jan. 4.

On Monday, Jan. 8, as a finale to the weekend, The Actors' Fund of America will kick off their 125th year with a special TimesTalk featuring pop sensation Fergie. Chief pop music critic Jon Pareles will host the interview and musical performance. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Actors' Fund of America and MusiCares. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 22, 2006

Boeing Adds Air Cruisers, Honeywell and Thales to 787 GoldCare Team

787 Dreamliner Support.

Boeing 747 Dreamliner

Photo: Boeing 787 Dreamliner

SEATTLE, Nov. 21, 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today named Air Cruisers, Honeywell and Thales as partners for GoldCare, the lifecycle support solution for the 787 Dreamliner.

GoldCare helps any airline become a lower-cost carrier. Under GoldCare, Boeing leads and integrates a global team to deliver maintenance, engineering and materials management tasks within a predictable per-flight-hour cost.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Photo: Increased Cabin Comfort with 787 Dreamliner

With maintenance operations and logistics simplified, GoldCare customers can focus on their passengers -- all the while knowing that their airplane assets achieve maximum utilization and are maintained to the highest standards by Boeing through GoldCare partners.

Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace provides the navigation package, the Crew Information System/Management System (CIS/MS), external lighting and the flight control electronics for the 787.

Thales, a leading international electronics and systems group based in Neuilly sur Seine, France, provides flight controls, in-flight entertainment, navigation and power conversion systems for the 787.

Boeing offers GoldCare as a strategic business choice for 787 customers, helping them leverage the game-changing innovation of the Dreamliner to reduce introduction and infrastructure costs, minimize financial and operational risk, improve operating costs and simplify maintenance. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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ELLIOTT LUCCA Brings Modern Elegance To The Holiday Season

Handbag maker offers a rich variety of gift ideas from their 2006 Holiday Collection.



SAN FRANCISCO -- Celebrating in style is what ELLIOTT LUCCA is all about. For the 2006 holiday shopping season the San Francisco based handbag maker, known for its signature woven leather, is showcasing modern shapes, signature detailing, and luxurious fabrications.

Key holiday styles include:

Mena satchel -- Function meets high fashion with duel side pockets, pebble leather fabrication, and distinctive "O" ring detailing. This bag is showcased in black, chestnut, chocolate, garnet, and stone.

Amelie shopper -- Sumptuous large grain leather quilted with jeweled rivets make this shopper a standout. Featured colors are black and chocolate.

Lucca Leather large drawstring -- Pebble leather, extra long tassels, and woven detailing add touches of elegance to this handbag. Key colors include black, chocolate, caramel, garnet, stone.

Luxe satchel -- ELLIOTT LUCCA captures the fabrication of the season -- black patent leather -- in this stylish bag, making it a "must have" for any woman. Black, chocolate, and garnet are also featured.

Amelie SLGS wristlet, indexer, & flap clutch -- Perfect for any stocking, these chic accessories, also found in black patent, showcase quilted leather fastened by gold rivets. Additional colors include black and butterscotch.

ELLIOTT LUCCA is a U.S. based handbag brand. ELLIOTT LUCCA products are sold on, major department and specialty stores nationwide and in 22 international markets. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: David Blaine has just begun a Thanksgiving challenge in New York City's Times Square for Target. If he can get down from the gyroscope, currently elevated 50 feet in the air, he'll join 100 deserving children for a shopping spree on Friday, November 24, at a Target store to kick off the holiday season. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 21, 2006


Hyatt Offers Holiday Packages From Coast to Coast.


Photo: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, Pool View


Photo: Hyatt Regency Miami, Exterior View

CHICAGO (November 2006)
– As one of the busiest travel seasons in years approaches, travelers can find exciting holiday packages at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts across the U.S. These special deals allow guests to indulge in the plentiful offerings at Hyatt properties while enjoying relaxing spa treatments, delicious regional cuisine, adventurous activities, local entertainment and a memorable holiday season.

There are 217 Hyatt branded hotels and resorts (over 90,000 rooms) in 44 countries around the world, operating under the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands. Currently, there are an additional 32 Hyatt hotels and resorts under development, including 11 new hotels in China. Hyatt Corporation (domestic U.S., Canada and Caribbean hotels) and Hyatt International Corporation (international properties) are subsidiaries of Chicago-based Global Hyatt Corporation.

For the ski-lovers:

Learn how to perfect those skiing skills during Technique Week at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa in Vail Valley, Colorado. The package starts at $1,850 and includes four nights luxury accommodations, three-day lift ticket, personalized instruction, a performance evaluation, a take-home DVD, credit to the newly renovated Allegria Spa, meals, health club access and much more.

From December 1 through April 15, 2007, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino offers a VIP ski package with nearby ski resort, Alpine Meadows, starting at $240 per night, which includes deluxe room accommodations, shuttle service, lift tickets, ski valet and access to a no-wait line maximizing time on the slopes.

For a Texas-sized New Year’s celebration:

A family getaway at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa near San Antonio starts at $299, which includes one night accommodations for four guests, a Smokehouse BBQ dinner, midnight toasts, family-friendly activities, Camp Hyatt, and spa treatments at Windflower-the Hill Country Spa for the adults, SPAhhhT Youth Spa for the kids and UNDERGROUND for teens. Pre and post nights are available for $139 per night.

Celebrate the new year sweetheart style at Grand Hyatt DFW for $449, which includes deluxe accommodations for the night, dinner for two in the award-winning Grand Met restaurant, live entertainment, champagne toast and New Year’s Day brunch.

For the sight-seeing gang:

Take Thanksgiving on the road this year, and celebrate in the nation’s capital at the newly renovated Park Hyatt Washington. Enjoy the unique flavors of vintage tea from the Tea Cellar, and relish in the largest deluxe guest room in Washington. Add a delicious Thanksgiving meal to your stay by reserving a table for your family at the celebrated Blue Duck Tavern. Those Hyatt guests wishing to do some holiday shopping can have a 2007 Audi A8 L customized by the hotel’s designer Tony Chi, transport them to local retail destinations (upon availability). Park Hyatt Washington offers a similar package from November 30 through February 28. Rates start at $349 per night for this package (not including Thanksgiving meal), which also includes a complimentary upgrade to the signature Park Deluxe room and breakfast for two or valet parking.

For warm-weather adventures - from the Pacific Ocean to the spa:

Get out of the cold and into sunny San Diego. Grab a friend and take a break from the hustle and bustle of winter with the Grand Escape package at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. In addition to overnight accommodations, the packages include a variety of outdoor and spa activities including a sail in the San Diego Bay, trip to the world famous San Diego Zoo and two 50-minute Swedish massages. Packages cost $395 and are available until December 30, 2006.

For the last-minute holiday shoppers:

Take advantage of an extreme shopping package at one of the following properties: Hyatt Regency Boston, Grand Hyatt Atlanta, Hyatt Vineyard Creek (Santa Rosa, CA), Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Hyatt West Hollywood, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf (San Francisco, CA) or Grand Hyatt Denver. Whether shopping in the east or west, these packages include great deals like hotel valet parking, retail coupons, gift cards for local stores, free tote bags, late check out, spa discounts, meals, and VIP shopping passes. Packages range in price from $109 to $280 per night.

In addition to those mentioned, the following holiday packages are being offered:


• Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
o Ski Free, Stay Free

• Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
o New Year’s Eve Celebration

• Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
o Holiday Season Package

• Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino
o Tahoe Kids Package
o Alpine Meadows Ski Package

• Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, Spa & Casino
o Lakeside Holiday Package


• Grand Hyatt DFW
o Grand Met Thanksgiving Day Brunch
o New Year’s Eve

• Hyatt Harborside Boston
o Scavenger Hunt Package

• Hyatt Regency Boston
o Extreme Shopping
o Club Ice: Partnership with the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
o Extreme Pride: Show Your Support on World AIDS Day
o First Night Package
o Extreme Offspring

• Hyatt Regency San Francisco
o Holiday Shopping Package with Tree Lighting Ceremony
o Breakfast with Santa Package
o New Year’s Eve Packages

• Hyatt Regency Washington D.C. on Capitol Hill
o 30th Anniversary Promotion

• Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf
o Family Aquarium Package
o Shopping Package

• Hyatt Regency Princeton
o Weekend Funfest Package
o Dinner Show Package

• Park Hyatt Washington
o American Thanksgiving Harvest
o Comfort and Joy Winter Package

• Hyatt Vineyard Creek (Santa Rosa, CA)
o Shopping Package
o Wine Tasting Package
o Girls Getaway
o Spa Package

• Grand Hyatt Atlanta
o Thanksgiving Drive
o Macy’s Pink Pig Adventure
o Legendary Holiday Shopping

• Hyatt West Hollywood
o Beverly Center Shopping Package: Shop and Dine Hollywood Style

• Grand Hyatt Denver
o Holiday Shoppers’ Package

• Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego
o Grand Escape Package

For reservations and complete package information, one may call 1-800-55-HYATT or visit StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: When canines check in for travel on Midwest Airlines, they receive a doggy bag full of goodies - the Premier Pet Travel Pack. The pack is loaded with products to make travel for dogs more comfortable including an after-flight meal. Midwest Airlines Premier Pet Program is the first of its kind to offer pets travel packs. It is also the first US domestic airline to offer pets that travel with their owners the opportunity to earn free travel. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: Introducing Charmin Restrooms, Charmins gift to NY this holiday season. Amy Podirgiel, The Hague, The Netherlands, exits a Charmins Restrooms, Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, NYC. (Feature Photo Service) StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 20, 2006

Mitsubishi Motors lineup at 2006 Beijing Motor Show

Mitsubishi OUTLANDER

Photo: Mitsubishi Outlander EX

Mitsubishi ECLIPSE

Photo: Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

Mitsubishi SPORTBACK

Photo: Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback

Beijing — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is debuting the Outlander EX on-road Sport Utility Vehicle at the Beijing Motor Show 2006. The show is being held from November 18 (November 21 for the general public). Also on display are the Lancer Evolution IX high-performance 4WD sports sedan that went on sale in China this October, the Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback that shows how a next-generation sportback concept car may look, and the Eclipse Spyder that is currently selling very strongly in the North American Market.

1. Outlander EX

Outlander, very favorably received in the Japanese and North American markets, is going to go on sale in China in January 2007 with the name Outlander EX.

Outlander EX is the same as the North American market Outlander and will be powered by a new high performance, low emission, low fuel consumption 3-liter V6 MIVEC*2 engine, coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission to deliver outstanding acceleration and high-speed cruising performance. Fully embracing Mitsubishi Motors' All Wheel Control (AWC) concept, Outlander EX uses Mitsubishi's electronically controlled 4WD system that continuously distributes front/rear wheel drive torque in an optimal way according to conditions.

Outlander sits on a next-generation platform that features enhanced stiffness and crashworthiness, together with an aluminum roof panel that lowers the center of gravity; this reduces roll inertia, improves steering response and handling, and reduces body roll and stagger without impacting ride quality. Outlander EX boasts a high level of specification, including a split tailgate that enhances convenience and loading ease. A spare tire is fitted as standard for the Chinese market.

2. Lancer Evolution IX

Lancer Evolution IX, the iconic high performance sport sedan that went on sale in China this October, employs a turbocharged, intercooled 2-liter engine with electronically controlled 4WD system that results in extremely high levels of acceleration, grip and braking. The launch in China follows very successful launches in Japan, North America, and Europe.

3. Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback

Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback shows how a next-generation sportback car may look and was showcased at 2005 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The direction Mitsubishi Motors' design that is set to take in the near future is readily apparent in the concept's exterior. Mitsubishi Motor R&D Europe GmbH (MRDE), located in Germany, created an arresting form that features sporty lines embodying Mitsubishi Motors' sporty DNA, a front visage that gives prominence to the 3-diamond logo, and proportions that give full expression to the vehicle concept.

4. Eclipse Spyder

Eclipse Spyder, sold in the North America Market and produced by Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA), is the convertible version of the fourth-generation Eclipse and the third generation of Eclipse Spyder. This sports car has been very favorably received in North America Market. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Nokia announces New Year's Eve celebration in five party capitals of the world

"Five cities, One party".

The Black Eyed Peas and Scissor Sisters among several international artists to begin countdown to "Nokia New Year's Eve".

Espoo, Finland - On December 31st, Nokia will welcome the New Year in unique style - by connecting millions of music lovers from around the world as they count down the final minutes of 2006. Nokia New Year's Eve, a global music event stretching across four continents, will feature a number of international artists including The Black Eyed Peas and Scissor Sisters to entertain audiences at New Year's celebrations from Hong Kong to Rio de Janeiro. Those unable to attend in person can experience the party via television or the internet. To orchestrate this unique global celebration, Nokia has enlisted the services of Harvey Goldsmith CBE, the producer of Live Aid and Live8.

Nokia, Black Eyed Peas

Photo: Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business Album Cover

Nokia, Scissor Sisters

Photo: Scissor Sisters

Nokia New Year's Eve will travel from east to west, starting in Hong Kong's Ocean Terminal, followed by Mumbai's Andheri Stadium, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro and rounding off the night in New York.

Nokia New Year's Eve looks set to be the world's biggest New Year's party of 2006 with the five events expected to have a combined attendance of 1.3 million and an anticipated global television and Internet audience of 150 million. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 19, 2006


Benetton 40th Anniversary.

Benetton celebrated its 40th anniversary at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, staging for the first time a catwalk in honour of its forty years of fashion. A special event that also looks to the future, showcasing a month-long exhibition, Fabrica: les yeux ouverts.

Benetton Campaign

PHOTO: Benetton: Product Campaign: Fall/Winter 1983-84; Photo: Alberto Dell'Orto.

A brand that looks to the future while preserving its strong multiethnic and global vision. Young models and a cool styling for both the elegant and casual outfits, but always with a leitmotiv of colour, dynamism and internationality. Men play an ever more important role, as do accessories and footwear which are an increasingly important defining element of the Benetton style.

LIFE Magazine, United Colors of Benetton

PHOTO: LIFE Magazine 1984

The development of Benetton’s commercial organisation has been supported by a major programme of investment in megastores, some of which are directly managed by the Group. These stores are characterised by their large dimensions, their prestigious locations in historic and commercial centres and by the high level of customer services they offer. The new Benetton megastores carry complete casual womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and underwear collections, as well as a wide selection of accessories, offering a full range of Benetton style and quality.

Today, the Benetton Group is present in 120 countries around the world. Its core business is clothing: a group with a strong Italian character whose style, quality and passion are clearly seen in its brands, the casual United Colors of Benetton, fashion oriented Sisley, Playlife leisurewear and Killer Loop streetwear. The Group produces around 115 million garments every year. Its retail network of 5,000 contemporary stores around the world, offers high quality customer services and generates a total turnover of around 1.8 billion euro. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Freedom Tower

Ground Zero work continues.

Freedom Tower, New York City

PHOTO: Constructions workers continue their work at Ground Zero, November 18, 2006, as work on the Freedom Tower continues in New York. (Photo: Richard B. Levine) StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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November 18, 2006

Sir Richard Branson Gives Green Light to Saab BioPower

DETROIT — Move over fossil fuel – that’s just so passé – or that’s the message as the UK ’s most high-profile and best-known businessman Sir Richard Branson takes delivery of a Saab 9-5 BioPower.

Saab BioPower

Sir Richard’s switch to his Saab flex-fuel car, which runs on the eco-friendly and renewable fuel source bioethanol E85 (made from plant products such as wheat and grain), reinforces the Virgin boss’ unwavering commitment to fighting one of the biggest challenges of our times – that of global warming.

Speaking today as he took the keys of his new Saab, Sir Richard said: “I am convinced that biofuels are the way forward, both for the car and aviation industries, which is a vision we share with Saab. Now we need to extend that vision to others. It’s high-time that flex-fuel cars, such as the Saab 9-5 BioPower, are given the same concessions in the UK as other green cars, like for example, exemption from London’s Congestion Charge.”

Earlier this year, the Virgin Group announced that all profits and equity realizations over the next 10 years from the group’s worldwide transport companies, including Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Trains in the UK , would be invested in the renewable energy sector.

Saab is a division of General Motors Corp. Saab Automobile USA is the importer and/or distributor of the Saab 9-3, 9-5 and the 9-7X SUV for Saab Automobile AB, Sweden . StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Target Presents David Blaine With a Spectacular Thanksgiving Challenge


PHOTO: John Remington (left) of Target challenged David Blaine to Spectacular Thanksgiving Mission in Times Square to begin on Tuesday, November 21. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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