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December 25, 2006

Chevrolet Caprice: Best Luxury Car At Middle East Car Of The Year Awards :

Chevrolet Caprice

GM Holden’s export vehicle, the Australian-built Chevrolet Caprice, won the Best Luxury Car Award at the 2006 Autocar Middle East Awards December 2006.

The judging panel praised the all-new Caprice which emerged after three days of solid testing as a clear winner from the other finalists in its class, the Volvo S80 V8 All-wheel drive and the Lexus ES350.

The process undertaken by Autocar’s team of expert judges involved three days and nearly 36 hours of analysing and testing.

“The Caprice represents unbeatable value given its list of standard features, size and that six-litre V8 engine,” Autocar Editor and chief judge, Damien Reid said.

“Given that it’s an all-new model, our judges were impressed by the improvement in build quality, ride and overall refinement over the previous model. As it was judged against its competitors the panel found this latest version had retained many qualities which makes this style of car so popular to Middle Eastern customers,” Mr Reid added.

GM Holden dispatched its first shipment of all-new generation export versions of Commodore, Statesman and Caprice to its largest export market, the Middle East, in September 2006.

The cars, prepared as the Chevrolet Lumina and Chevrolet Caprice, are exported throughout the Middle East as part of GM Australia’s longest and largest automotive export program. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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December 24, 2006

Toyota Prius: the Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Car In America :

Sporty New Touring Edition For 2007.

Toyota Prius

Torrance, CA - The Toyota Prius, the best-selling gas-electric hybrid vehicle in the United States and the world, offers a more engaging driving experience for 2007 with the availability of a new Touring Edition model. In addition, the 2007 Prius gains standard driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags, which were previously optional.

The new 2007 Prius Touring Edition provides more spirited driving responses due to its European-tuned suspension and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Prius Touring Edition is distinguished externally by the new wheels, a larger rear spoiler, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and integrated fog lamps.

2007 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius is the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America, delivering on the promise of exceptional fuel efficiency without compromising performance, comfort or safety. For 2007, a new Camry Hybrid joins the Prius and Highlander Hybrid SUV in the Toyota lineup. Last year, Toyota boosted Prius production to keep up with demand for this innovative hybrid model.

"Prius was already the most successful hybrid car in the market, and the rising gasoline prices seen in 2006 have only added to its appeal," said Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. executive vice president. "Toyota is the market leader in hybrid vehicles, and we are committed to expanding this technology." []

Prius achieves its remarkable fuel efficiency while providing the kind of performance customers expect from a four-cylinder, automatic transmission midsize car, with zero-to-60 mph acceleration in about 10 seconds.

• Dramatic Design, Midsize Roominess and Outstanding Utility

The Prius rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase that allows generous interior room and a smooth ride. The five-door liftback design not only looks like nothing else on the road, it is also one of the most aerodynamic production vehicles in America. Its super-low 0.26 coefficient of drag (Cd) helps to minimize interior noise and enhance fuel mileage.

With its "monoform" design, the Prius provides 96.2 cubic feet of passenger room, making it a midsize car. The rear seat in Prius provides a generous 38.6 inches of legroom. Rear cargo room measures 14.4 cubic feet. The liftback design, combined with the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks, gives the Prius outstanding cargo capacity and flexibility.

• Hybrid Synergy Drive

The current Prius was the first Toyota product to employ Hybrid Synergy Drive, the company's third-generation gas-electric hybrid powertrain technology. Hybrid Synergy Drive is defined as a "full hybrid system," which means it is capable of operating in gas or electric modes, as well as a mode that combines the power of the gas engine and electric motor.

In the Prius, Hybrid Synergy Drive combines a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle gasoline engine and an electric drive motor. The gasoline engine produces 76 horsepower and 82 lb.-ft. of torque. As on all other Toyota passenger car engines, Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) helps to optimize power delivery across the engine speed range.

The permanent-magnet electric drive motor produces its maximum power of 50 kW (67 horsepower) from 1,200-1,540 RPM, and peak torque of 295 lb.-ft. from 0-1,200 RPM. The Prius produces 110 combined horsepower with its gas engine and electric motor.

The electronically controlled planetary gear-type continuously variable transmission does not have fixed gear ratios, but rather provides infinitely variable ratios in response to driving conditions.

A regenerative braking system further boosts system efficiency: when the Prius is coasting or the brakes are applied, the electric motor functions as a generator, capturing kinetic energy that would normally be lost as heat through the brakes and transforming it into useable electricity to recharge the batteries.

• Driving Prius

One of the most remarkable features of the Toyota Prius is what the driver does not feel. The computer-controlled powertrain seamlessly blends power from the gasoline engine, the electric drive motor and the generator. The driver typically does not feel the vehicle changing operational modes.

The Prius uses an electronically controlled "by-wire" throttle. A by-wire shift control replaces the traditional gearshift lever and allows tap-of-the-finger shifting using a small joystick mounted on the dash.

The Prius driver can monitor electric-gas power distribution through the Hybrid Synergy Drive system on the standard seven-inch touch-panel display monitor. This screen also displays navigation information on vehicles equipped with the optional navigation system.

• The Most Stringent Emissions Certification

The Prius produces over 70 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than the average new vehicle. The Prius has been certified as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) in California and those states adopting California standards. In the rest of the country, Prius is certified as Tier 2, Bin 3. In addition, In California and states adopting the California rules, Prius is certified as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV). The AT-PZEV certification requires the SULEV exhaust standard linked with the ability to meet a zero-fuel-evaporative standard, a 150,000-mile durability demonstration, extended emissions system warranty, and technology deemed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to advance future fuel cell vehicles.

• Advanced Safety

Prius is engineered to provide the level of safety that a family car buyer expects. Passive safety features include front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, three-point seatbelts for all rear seating positions, advanced dual front airbags, and standard driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags.

The driver and passenger advanced dual-stage front airbags inflate according to collision severity. A front seat passenger sensor is equipped with an occupant classification system to verify the front passengers' weight category to determine whether the airbag should inflate.

An available back-up camera automatically projects an image of what the lens can detect behind the vehicle onto the dash-mounted LCD display when the vehicle is in reverse gear.

Prius also features a high level of dynamic driving control. The standard anti-lock brake system (ABS) integrates Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Brake Assist can help apply maximum braking pressure in an emergency stop.

Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is available as an option. VSC helps keep the vehicle going on its intended course by detecting front-wheel slide and rear-wheel slide during cornering and attempting to control either condition with torque intervention and/or by braking individual wheels.

A standard tire pressure monitoring system can detect a significant loss in pressure in one or more tires and alert the driver by a warning light.

• Premium Amenities

The Prius offers the amenities expected in the midsize class. Premium seat fabric and a textured instrument panel center accent the high-tech interior styling. Prius offers enhanced comfort with the option of luxurious leather seating (choice of two colors) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Customers can also order an audio system upgrade that features MP3 capability and a mini-jack port located in the center console. The mini-jack port enables connectivity by most portable music players and allows users to listen to their portable music collection through the audio system.

The standard automatic air conditioning system uses an electric-powered air compressor. Not only does this improve fuel efficiency, it ensures passenger comfort even when the car is running only on the electric motor.

The steering wheel features fingertip controls for both the air conditioning and the six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system. A rear window intermittent wiper, cabin air filtration, cruise control, heated side mirrors, power windows and door locks and remote keyless entry are all standard on the Prius. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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The New York Times Arts & Leisure Weekend January 5 - 7

Added Participants -- Dance Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and ''The Last King of Scotland'' Star Forest Whitaker.

TimesTalks Also Include J.J. Abrams, Augusten Burroughs, Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus, Joan Didion, Renee Fleming, Richard Ford, Peter Gelb, Brice Marden, Thom Mayne, Frank McCourt, Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Short, Rufus Wainwright, Kara Walker and Brian Williams.

New York Times

NEW YORK--Dec., 2006 -- The New York Times has announced that dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and "Last King of Scotland" star Forest Whitaker are two of the recently added stars who will participate in The Times's Arts & Leisure Weekend. Arts & Leisure Weekend is The Times's annual signature event, a national and international celebration of art and culture to be held Jan. 5 - 7, 2007.

New York Times

Photo: Last year's weekend celebration: Singing Act

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. Along with Baryshnikov and Whitaker the roster of participants includes "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; American abstract painter Brice Marden; Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne; acclaimed jazz and cabaret recording artists Jessica Molaskey and John Pizzarelli; 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.

New York Times

Photo: Last year's weekend celebration: Sopranos Women

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.

TimesTalks take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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New Lexus Performance Vehicles to Make World Debut at 2007 North American International Auto Show :

Lexus 2008 IS

TORRANCE, Calif. (December 2006): Lexus will stage the world premiere of the 2008 IS-F sport performance car and an exciting concept vehicle at a press conference at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The IS-F is an all-new high-performance version of the popular Lexus IS 250/350 sport sedans. It will feature unique styling and a substantial boost in power from a V8 powerplant that will captivate performance car enthusiasts when it goes on sale next year. In addition to the IS-F, Lexus will unveil an exotic sports concept. The press conference will be held on Monday, January 8 at 11:25 a.m. EST in the Riverview Ballroom in COBO Center and simulcast live to the Lexus display area at the show. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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December 23, 2006

Nokia New Year's Eve Celebrations from Around the World to be Webcast on MSN

Streaming videos of concerts featuring international artists, including the Black Eyed Peas, Scissor Sisters, Nelly Furtado among others.

Nokia N95

Espoo, Finland, - Nokia has announced MSN as the exclusive online distributor of the highly anticipated Nokia New Year's Eve, a global music celebration which will take place in five party capitals of the world on December 31. Exclusive performances from international artists including the Black Eyed Peas, Scissor Sisters, Nelly Furtado, John Legend, and Atomic Kitten will be streamed live and on demand at no cost to viewers through a Nokia-branded experience at

"Nokia New Year's Eve embodies our objective of connecting people to their passions. We expect this will be the biggest global New Year's Eve music celebration with more than 1.3 million expected to attend," says Jo Harlow, senior vice president, marketing for Nokia. "With MSN, we are greatly expanding the global reach of Nokia New Year's Eve. Now, music lovers around the globe can enjoy their favourite artists -- live, as they countdown the final seconds of 2006, or on demand when the moment strikes them."

Nokia New Year's Eve will bring viewers on a journey from east to west; starting in Hong Kong's Harbour City 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. Each venue will feature a strong lineup of local and international musicians. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo

2007 Chevrolet Aveo

Chevrolet Aveo: New for 2007 (United States)

• Improved suspension tuning delivers more responsive ride and handling.

• Center folding armrest mounted to driver’s seat and manual lumbar adjustment for driver’s seat.

• New design of automatic transmission shifter.

• Available AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and auxiliary input jack for iPods or other devices.

• Lower-profile, rear-seat headrest.

• New Aveo exterior badging. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Helps U.S. Marine Plan Special Christmas Gift for His Family

Unique Gift Allows Family to Interact Online and Share a Special Moment Together.

COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 23 -- When Sergeant Ben Barron, a U.S. Marine currently stationed in Iraq, realized he would miss his daughter Alice's first Christmas, he contacted Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, S.C. to request a unique Christmas gift for his family so that he could create a memorable holiday experience and help bridge the distance between them all.


Remembering his wife Elizabeth's fondness for penguins, Sgt. Barron contacted Riverbanks to see if the zoo's staff would allow his wife and daughter a special opportunity this Christmas to meet and interact one-on-one with the penguins living at the Zoo.

Upon receiving the message from Sgt. Barron, the staff at Riverbanks immediately went to work, and Elizabeth and Alice soon received a surprise package from Sgt. Barron inviting them to spend Friday, Dec. 22 at Riverbanks. The surprise package included an invitation to attend a behind-the-scenes tour of the penguin exhibit, and a surprise for Sgt. Barron - the opportunity to watch his family interact with the penguins through webcam.

Located in Columbia, S.C., Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 magnificent and fascinating animals and one of the America's most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. The lush, 170-acre site features dynamic natural exhibits, scenic river views, spectacular valley overlooks and significant historical landmarks. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Boeing Delivers First 777-300ER to PIA

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 22, 2006 -- Pakistan International Airlines today took delivery of its first of three Boeing [NYSE: BA] 777-300ERs on order. The newest member of PIAs long-haul, wide-body fleet departed Paine Field this morning en route to its new home base at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.

PIA is one of the first airlines to have ordered and taken delivery of three variants of Boeings highly successful 777 family, and the airline was the launch customer for the 777-200LR (Longer Range). PIA currently has three 777-200ERs and two 777-200LRs in operation and will take delivery in February of a second 777-300ER, as well as an additional 777-200ER on lease from ILFC.

PIA Boeing 777-300

PIAs first 777-300ER (shown here departing Paine Field) incorporates a unique tail schematic that is representative of the Sind southern province of Pakistan, with Karachi being the provincial capital. The airline has outfitted its 777-200LRs with similar tail designs representing other major Pakistan provinces.

"PIA is a very important Boeing customer and it's rewarding to see the airline receive its first 777-300ER," said Miguel Santos, Boeing Commercial Airplanes international sales director. "We're proud to see the beautiful tail designs representing Pakistan's major provinces all flying on Boeing 777s." StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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2007 GMC Acadia

2007 GMC Acadia

PHOTO: The new 2007 GMC Acadia is driven by media on country roads in Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains during the GMC Professional Grade Drive, December 2006. (General Motors Photo/John Storey) StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: Accentia Biopharmaceuticals introduces MD Turbo(TM), Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, Tampa, Fla., the first and only available product to provide metered dose inhaler (MDI) users with breath-activated delivery and dose-counting capabilities. (Feature Photo Service) StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: In a festive spectacle in New York City, a caravan of Porsche Cayman sports cars and a Cayenne SUV towed Santa and his gift-filled sleigh to a toy hand off, Friday, Dec. 22, 2006. The sleigh ride spread holiday cheer in the City and served as a reminder to all that it's still not too late to give this holiday season. (Feature Photo Service) StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: Officer Navarrete of the LAPD and officer Adrian of the Los Angeles Airport Police assist a holiday traveler at Los Angeles International Airport Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, in Westchester, California during rounds on a T3 Series personal mobility vehicle. The T3 is the latest in high-performance technology being used in field trials in airports and police departments across the United States. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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December 22, 2006


BORDERS Harry Potter

PHOTO: Borders stores nationwide USA are taking reservations for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and the retailer is also giving customers a chance to sign up for email notification as soon as online reservations are available. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: Kate Jones shops for iTunes Gift Cards at the Apple Store Fifth Avenue. The iPod is the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season and an iTunes Gift Card is a great last-minute gift for every iPod owner. The National Retail Federation estimates gift card sales will total $24.81 billion this holiday season. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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December 21, 2006



PHOTO: Midwest Airlines has reached agreement with SkyWest Airlines to operate 50-seat regional jet service beginning in April 2007. Flying as Midwest Connect, the SkyWest Canadair Regional Jets will allow Midwest to add new destinations and upgrade existing routes to all-jet service. The aircraft will be painted in the Midwest Connect livery and feature Midwest's brown leather seats, buy-onboard Best Care Cuisine meals, and popular baked-onboard chocolate chip cookies. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Grammy-nominated singer Kelis will star in a new urban marketing campaign to promote the all-new 2007 Ford Edge crossover.

Kelis creates a new song “Push it to the Edge” specifically for the campaign.

The Edge urban marketing campaign will begin airing on Dec. 20 with major radio, print, television and Internet outlets throughout the USA.

Ford Edge

Photo: The Ford Edge is announced as a finalist for the North American Truck of the Year Award at the Detroit Economic Club meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. The winners will be announced on January 7, 2007 at the North American International Auto Show.

DEARBORN, Mich. – The all-new 2007 Ford Edge goes into overdrive this week with an urban marketing campaign featuring Grammy-nominated singer Kelis. Consumers will hear the hip-hop artist “Push it to the Edge” with a new song about Ford’s bold crossover vehicle in ads that begin airing Dec. 20.

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Kelis will kick off her new relationship with Ford on Dec. 18 in New York City at her husband’s, rap icon Nas’, black and white ball in New York City to celebrate the release of his new album, “Hip-Hop is Dead.” Ford will give partygoers a glimpse of the new advertising campaign created by The Uniworld Group - Detroit.

The five-passenger 2007 Ford Edge has a bold design with a stylish, functional and clever interior. Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents.

“With a bold style that breaks the rules, Kelis is the perfect spokesperson for the Edge urban marketing campaign,” said Jeri Ward, Ford Edge marketing manager. “Our target buyer can easily relate to Kelis’ sharp and sophisticated style.”

“I am an informed buyer who likes to shop around for what I like,” said Kelis. “I prefer bold designs and that’s what I see when I look at the Edge. I believe it was built to defy expectations and change people’s perceptions, two concepts that have helped me define who I am.”

On Dec. 20, the Edge campaign featuring Kelis will begin with a creative radio spot featuring the song that Kelis created specifically for the campaign titled, “Push it to the Edge.” The song flows with a strong hip-hop beat to the following lyrics:

So clean in my Edge

Steady headed to the spot
Speakers bump thump thump
All you hearin’ on the block

I live life loud
Cause that’s the only way to live it
I push it to the Edge
Never stop at the limit.

The spot also features a cameo introduction of Kelis by hip-hop DJ Funkmaster Flex. The spot will air on national syndicated radio shows like The Steve Harvey Morning Show and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Kelis is scheduled to participate in various Edge sweepstakes giveaways on these shows beginning in February.

The Edge urban television commercial, titled “On the Edge,” stars Kelis and features the song. The ad opens with the Edge making a red carpet appearance in front of a captive paparazzi crowd. The photographers cannot keep their lens off the Edge as the optional panoramic Vista Roof™ slowly opens to reveal Kelis dressed to impress for a VIP event. The ad will begin airing in late December on major television networks throughout the USA.

The Kelis song and the new urban Edge campaign will be an integral part of Ford’s new urban Web site, The Web site will begin in late December with a targeted focus toward Edge buyers and eventually extend to the entire Ford brand line-up of car, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Boeing Delivers First 747-400ER Freighter to TNT, Guggenheim Aviation Partners

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2006 -- Boeing, TNT and Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GAP) celebrated the delivery of both customers first 747-400ER Freighter. The milestone airplane was delivered to GAP and will be put into service by TNT, the Netherlands-based global express and mail delivery services company.


TNT currently operates a fleet of 46 aircraft that includes six Boeing 737 Freighters and one Boeing 757 Freighter. The company will add a second 747-400ER Freighter to its fleet in spring 2007, in cooperation with GAP.

Investment funds managed by GAP currently own a fleet of 31 Boeing aircraft. Todays delivery is the first from an order for six 747-400ER Freighters placed in June 2005. The U.S.-based aviation investment firm placed additional orders earlier this year for four 747-8 Freighters and three 777 Freighters. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Boeing Delivers 600th 777 to Singapore Airlines

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 2006 -- The Boeing Company delivered its 600th 777 airplane to Singapore Airlines. The 777 program reached the milestone after 11 years in service, faster than any other twin-aisle airplane program in history.

Boeing Singapore Airlines

With this delivery, Singapore Airlines now operates 61 777s, the largest 777 fleet in the world with 16 more 777-300ERs that remain to be delivered. The airplane delivered today will be added to the airline's fleet of 12 777-300s, 31 777-200s, 15 777-200ERs, 2 777-300ERs and 23 747-400s.

The 777 family of airplanes is the market leader in the 300-to-400-seat segment, consistently capturing more than 60 percent of that market since the airplane was launched. To date, Boeing has sold 889 777 jetliners, with 49 customers around the world that own or operate the efficient and passenger-pleasing twin-aisle airplane. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: Young Entrepreneurs Pair Up for Profit, the Six Rules of Reinventing Your Career, and the Best Business Opportunities for 2007 Highlight January Issue of Black Enterprise.

Black Enterprise is the premier business and investment resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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GM STYLE: Celebrities Carmen Electra and Mario Lopez Confirm Attendance

General Motors Announces North American Debut of Four Global Concepts.

GM, General Motors Stacy Keibler

Photo: Dancing With the Stars participant Stacy Keibler walks the runway alongside the Cadillac STS at the 5th annual General Motors ten fashion show that pairs the hottest names in entertainment with GM's pristine concept and production vehicles - all for a good cause. The GM TEN event, held Tuesday, February 28, 2006 in Hollywood, supports a variety of charities nationwide. (United States)

DETROIT – In addition to an array of classic GM Designs, including the 2006 Camaro Concept (an instant classic) and the 1951 Buick LeSabre Concept (an iconic classic), four global concepts never before seen in North America will “drive the runway” with celebrity guests including Carmen Electra and Mario Lopez during January’s GM Style.

The Holden EFIJY, Chevrolet T2X, Chevrolet WTCC and Opel Antara GTC will make North American debuts on Jan. 6, 2007, in a pavilion on the Detroit Riverfront and then featured in GM’s exhibit at the North American International Auto Show the following week. These four vehicles showcase GM Design’s creative talent from four of their 11 studios around the world.

"Collectively these concepts represent GM Design's global vitality, while capturing the spirit of the brands they represent,” said Ed Welburn, General Motors vice president of global Design. "Great design transcends borders, and these award-winning GM concept vehicles are proof of that."

GM Opel Antara GTC

Photo: General Motors European Design Director Bryan Nesbitt introduces the Opel Antara GTC concept at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany Monday, September 12, 2005. (General Motors/Olaf Gallas)

The four vehicles have arrived in Michigan from all corners of the world and are being primped for their Detroit debut along side some of Hollywood’s most notable stars.

Carmen Electra Saab

Photo: Actress Carmen Electra poses for photographers in front of the Angel Flight America SAAB 9-7X at a celebration leading up to the New York Auto Show Monday, April 10, 2006 in New York. Saab Automobile USA unveiled the Saab Aero X concept to North America. (General Motors/Emile Wamsteker)

Carmen Electra and Mario Lopez have confirmed they will join previously announced Cheryl Hines, Vivica A. Fox, Petra Nemcova, Danny Masterson, and Rachel Zoe at GM Style.

The first-ever invitation only GM Style will showcase 17 GM vehicles paired with celebrities and the latest fashions. GM will construct a pavilion just east of the Renaissance Center on the Detroit Riverfront to host this salute to style. The pavilion, the first of its kind, will be longer than a football field, climate controlled and able to accommodate a runway for cars and stars. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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