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February 15, 2007

Klondike(R) Becomes First Ice Cream Brand to Sponsor NASCAR Busch Racing Series :


GREEN BAY, Wis., Feb. 15 -- Poised as the largest activation in the history of the brand, Klondike will join Unilever's multi-brand sponsorship and become one of the official sponsors of Evernham Motorsports' #9 Ultimate Chargers(TM) Dodge during the 2007 Busch Series season. Evernham NEXTEL Cup standout drivers Kasey Kahne, Scott Riggs and Elliott Sadler will be behind the wheel.

Unilever North American Ice Cream, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is the largest manufacturer and marketer of branded packaged ice cream and frozen novelties in the United States, where the company operates nine manufacturing facilities and employs approximately 3,400 people. Its well-known brands include Breyers(R) Ice Cream, Ben & Jerry's(R), Popsicle(R), Good Humor(R), and Klondike(R). [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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DaimlerChrysler Freightliner Sprinter's Performance Refines Automotive Category :

2007 Freightliner Sprinter offers class-leading benefits that include widest side-door opening, largest cargo capacity, highest payload capacity and tallest interior height.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 15 -- Minivan, SAV, crossover, SUV. Now consumers and small-business owners can add CUV to their automotive dictionary when the Freightliner Sprinter hits dealer lots.



The Freightliner Sprinter wears the CUV badge, which is short for commercial utility vehicle. A CUV is a work vehicle that combines the cargo- hauling capacity of a box truck or the people hauling capacity of a mini-bus with the confident handling and smooth ride of a luxury pickup truck.

The Freightliner Sprinter's unique design allows owners to walk in upright and stand while working rather than having to stoop to enter a typical full- size van and kneel to assemble parts. Roof heights range to seven ft., while the step-in height at the side door is 19.9 inches. It's also easy to move broad objects into the vehicle through its side door opening that measures 6 feet high by 4 feet, 4 inches wide.

Freightliner Sprinter CUVs are marketed by DaimlerChrysler Vans, LLC, a division of the world's leading seller of commercial vehicles. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Ford Mondeo

Photo: 2007 Ford Mondeo

Cologne , February 15, 2007: Ford of Europe is launching two significant new models at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, which is open to the public between March 6 and 18, 2007. The dramatic, all-new Mondeo, Ford of Europe's most technologically-advanced car ever and the redesigned C-MAX will take centre stage on the Ford stand.

Ford C-MAX

Photo: 2007 Ford C-MAX

These major new models come on the heels of Ford of Europe's solid business and award-winning product performance in 2006 – a year in which the new Ford S-MAX was crowned 'Car of the Year' for 2007, the latest Ford Transit was named 'International Van of the Year 2007', and the BP Ford World Rally team scooped the Manufacturers' Trophy for the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Incredible 'Walking' Elephant to be sold at Red Baron Sale, February 17-18


ATLANTA, Feb. 15 -- An enormous 'walking' mechanical elephant that was ridden by President Eisenhower at the 1952 Republican National Convention, plus a half-dozen rare vintage guitars - a 1959 Gibson Les Paul and five D-series Martins, collectively worth more than $1 million - will be sold the weekend of February 17-18 by Red Baron, the premier auction house in the Southeast.

The elephant - a colossus by any measure, at about 20 feet tall - was the brainchild of Frank Stuart, an English visionary, and inventor who built three of the forward-propelled pachyderms in the years following World War II. One is permanently housed in a museum in Austria, one is in a private museum in Chicago, and the third (the one being sold) comes directly from the Stuart family.

The elephant 'walks' with the help of a four-cylinder, Chevy-powered engine and an elaborate network of hydraulics neatly tucked inside the body cavity. It skates along, at speeds of up to 20 mph, and has been featured over the years in publications like Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Forbes, and Architectural Digest Motoring. It has also been in numerous parades and festivals.

Its crowning achievement came in 1952, when Dwight Eisenhower rode it to the Republican National Convention, in front of a horde of reporters, cameras, and well-wishers.

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Killer Loops’ collection for next summer: tiny details, minimal modifications, changed proportions. Having abandoned the excesses that verged on sloppiness, there are the first signs of a new surf-skate-street style:

Killer Loop

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Surf Turf. The air and flavour are those of the sea and holidays. For her, pastels on white and denim. Under, a bikini. Over, embroidered 70s’ muslins, flowery tops that seem faded because they’re printed on the inside, fine-striped polo shirts. Trousers are still low-slung, though the crotch is higher. For him, laminated prints on T-shirts full of inlays, topstitching, contrast piping; white, comfortable trousers and, above all, denim, army-canvas or cotton Bermuda shorts with faux tribal emblems. And, lastly, nylon Bermudas for riding the waves.

Killer Loop

Urban hype. The angry young people have calmed down. Midnight-black, spraycan-black, gang-black, but… She mixes studs with rhinestones, adopts bubblegum-pink, little-girl-white, camo prints with butterflies and Lurex threads that appear on tops, T-shirts and mini shorts with an almost disco air. He, too, is covered in studs and wears a shiny satin bomber jacket, but he also displays unexpected, elegant touches: salmon-pink sweaters, helicopter-pilot trousers in Prince of Wales checks, embroidered shoulder tabs, a logo printed half on the front and half on the back, plain-coloured prints printed right-side-up or upside-down. And denim, washed with moderation. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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February 14, 2007

Nokia and Popular Science Magazine Announce Nokia N800 Internet Tablet Reader Challenge :

Nokia N800

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 -- Nokia and Popular Science Magazine are joining forces to create the Popular Science Nokia N800 Reader Challenge, a contest calling for user-developed applications, scripts, services or hardware additions for the new Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. The Linux-based Nokia N800 provides portable Internet access via Wi-Fi or an enabled cell phone with Bluetooth connectivity for Web browsing, email, instant messaging, Internet calling with integrated webcam, RSS feeds, streaming music and much more.

Judges are looking for innovative applications, scripts, services or hardware additions that will appeal to a broad range of users and make the Nokia N800 even more of a must have for those who view the Internet as an essential part of their daily lives. Some ideas for applications include desktop widgets to monitor blog comments, eBay auctions, and other personal online activities or using the Nokia N800 as a city guide or as a remote control for your home security system, temperature control and lighting. Applications can also be server or network based and utilized though the N800 browser, email, chat and other inbuilt applications.

Contest entries may be submitted via email at and will be judged by product experts at Nokia and Popular Science editors. Two winners will be selected and will have the opportunity to showcase their winning innovation in the May or June issue of Popular Science. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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New Site Selected For First Museum of the American Revolution :

WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 14 -- The Board of Directors of The American Revolution Center today announced that The American Revolution Center(R) (ARC), a private corporation, has selected a new site for the nation's first museum dedicated to the complete story of the American Revolution and its legacy. The site is on private land in Valley Forge. The mission of the ARC is to engage the public in the history and significance of the American Revolution.


Photo: Robert A.M. Stern has designed a critically acclaimed, environmentally sensitive building for the 130,000 square foot museum.

According to The American Revolution Center (ARC), "The American Revolution is the only event in our nation's history that does not have a museum to commemorate it. Studies show a continuing decline in historical literacy. A 2001 report by the National Assessment of Education Programs shows that 57% of America's 12th-graders have a less than basic knowledge of U.S. history. Not only the historical data but also the very spirit of the momentous events of the American Revolution are poorly comprehended and still very relevant today." [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Photo: Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the availability of the SCH-u740 from Samsung - a slim, sleek and stylish messaging device with a dual-hinge. The handset's unique design allows for communications options both vertically and horizontally with its full QWERTY keyboard and offers customers the ability to access Verizon Wireless' multimedia services, including V CAST Music and Video, Get It Now(R) and Mobile Web 2.0(SM). [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Grace Bay Club Named 'Most Excellent Resort' in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific' by Conde Nast Johansens


Photo: Cindy Crawford presents the 2007 Conde Nast Johansens prestigious "Most Excellent Resort" Award to Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos in a by-invitation-only ceremony at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. (Left to right) Nikheel Advani, Managing Director; Mark Durliat, CEO and Developer; Cindy Crawford. Grace Bay Club is a 59-suite luxury property on the island of Providenciales. (C) Bruce Hulse and Conde Nast Johansens. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Midwest Airlines Debuts New Inflight Magazine - MyMidwest :


Photo: Midwest Airlines' new inflight magazine -- MyMidwest -- debuts March 1. The new magazine reflects the airline's efforts to continually improve its customers' onboard experience. Passengers will enjoy a larger magazine filled with engaging feature articles, useful destination guides and expanded onboard service information, packaged in a fresh, new design. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Photo: Possio GRETA GSM Fax & Printer is the first portable GSM all-in-one product. It simply completes the mobile office by providing print, scan, copy, fax and GSM telephony.

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- People around the world become more mobile every day. Modern wireless technologies and devices have enabled professionals to work from home, in vehicles, airports, cafes and hotels. With Possio GRETA GSM Fax & Printer, people can bring a complete office since it is a fax, printer, copier, scanner and phone. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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February 13, 2007

Dodge Demon Roadster Concept :

Dodge Demon

Auburn Hills, Mich., Feb 13, 2007 - The Dodge Demon concept is an affordable Dodge sports car which merges brand cues of bold design and powerful performance with an open-air “fun-to-drive” attitude.

The Dodge Demon concept is a compact, nimble “roadster with an attitude,” a perfect balance of classic sports car proportion and simplicity blended with modern design and performance. The vehicle will be shown for the first time at the 77th International Motor Show in Geneva next month.

“While the iconic Dodge Viper is a dream car for many, the Dodge Demon is designed to be an attainable dream car,” said Jae Chung – Dodge Demon Principal Exterior Designer, Chrysler Group. “The exterior design is simple yet bold, featuring an energetic combination of curves and intersecting planes.”

Dodge Demon

“In the manner of timeless British sports cars, the interior of the Dodge Demon is purposely functional, not frivolous,” said Dan Zimmermann – Dodge Demon Principal Interior Designer. “Everything relating to the driving experience is emphasized, while that which is not is made visually secondary.

The bodyside of the Dodge Demon main character line flows up and over the front wheel, then drops diagonally to an angular color-keyed vent on the rear fender that directs cooling air to the rear brakes. In similar fashion, the compound rear fender surface curves up and over the rear wheel, sweeping into a broad diagonal plane extending to the taillamp. The resulting muscular fender form projects boldly beyond the main body, underscoring that the Dodge Demon concept is a rear-wheel-drive machine. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Airborne Systems Showcases New Parachute Technologies to Global Military Audience :

ELOY, Ariz., Feb. 13 -- Airborne Systems Group, which has combined the world's leading parachute brands specializing in aerial delivery, rescue and survival equipment, and engineering services, held a two day event allowing allied militaries from around the world to participate in a demonstration of the world's most advanced parachute delivery technology.


Photo: Airborne Days - militaries test ride Airborne Systems high performance parachutes.

The event called "Airborne Days" focused on equipment used in aerial cargo delivery, airborne insertions and in rescue and survival operations. Military personnel from 23 different countries made jumps with the new equipment. "This is an unprecedented event," said Brad Petersen, COO of Airborne Systems, North America. "With so many new parachute technologies, militaries have many options to increase their effectiveness on the battlefield."

A number of products from Airborne Systems, Europe developed at the UK and Canadian operation centers were showcased. Airborne Systems has combined the core technologies of four of the world's leading parachute brands; Irvin Aerospace, GQ Parachutes, Para-Flite and AML (Aircraft Materials, Ltd). [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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PHOTO: More than 300 American Medical Association medical students and residents from across the USA converge on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to improve access to health care for America's patients. The medical students and residents visit more than 200 congressional and Senate offices urging legislators to cover the uninsured, preserve access to care for seniors by reforming the Medicare physician payment system, and pass effective reforms to help ease the medical student debt burden.

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Time Warner Cable and The History Channel(R) Present a Special Screening of USS CONSTELLATION -- BATTLING FOR FREEDOM :

By Invitation Only Screening included special Presentation to the African American Museum of Dallas.

IRVING, Texas, Feb. 13 -- Time Warner Cable and The History Channel(R) premiered the new History Channel documentary USS CONSTELLATION: BATTLING FOR FREEDOM, February 8th at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas to a select audience in honor of Black History Month.


Photo: The History Channel and Time Warner Cable Houston honor The African American Museum at the screening of USS Constellation: Battling for Freedom. L to R -- Antwan Edward, Time Warner Mead Rust, AETN, Jill Morgan, Time Warner, Gary Underwood, Time Warner, Dr. Harry J. Robinson, President and CEO African American Museum, Andy Chambers, Time Warner, Dr. Kim Gilmore, AETN, Joe Lengfellner, Time Warner, Elizabeth Manley, AETN, Cleo Thomas, Time Warner, Augustine Jalomo, Time Warner, Clem Maddox, Time Warner.

The program, which premiered to a national audience Saturday, February 10 at 7pm (CT) on The History Channel, explores the little-known story of the U.S. Navy's Africa squadron, dedicated to ending the slave trade stemming from the west coast of Africa, prior to the beginning of the Civil War.

Complete with historical accounts, interviews with experts and re-enactments, the film examines the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, which is believed to be responsible for the enslavement of more than 15 million Africans over its tragic four hundred year history.

The History Channel(R) is one of the leading cable television networks featuring compelling original, non-fiction specials and series that bring history to life in a powerful and entertaining manner across multiple platforms.

Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving 14.4 million subscribers in 33 states. Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) . [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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February 12, 2007



Photo: Teresa de Onis, left, Aaron Coldiron, second to right, and former astronaut Commander John Herrington, right, award William Temple, second to left, a flight suit as the winner of the Vanishing Point contest, Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 in Burns Flat, Okla. William Temple wins a trip to space from Microsoft, AMD and Rocketplane as part of the Windows Vista launch.

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Polycom V700 ideal for small and medium businesses, teleworkers, and broad deployment at large organizations.



PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 12 -- Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLCM) , the world's leading provider of unified collaborative communications solutions, today announced a new executive desktop video conferencing and collaboration solution designed for businesses wanting to add the productivity enhancing benefits of video communications at the desktop. The Polycom V700(TM) is a complete, all-in-one system featuring business- quality video conferencing, an integrated display that can double as a PC monitor, integrated camera, microphones and speakers, and content sharing capabilities. The Polycom V700 is currently available for order worldwide through qualified Polycom channel partners. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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AT&T BLACKBERRY 8800 Smartphone Introduced :


Photo: Today Research In Motion and AT&T introduced the BlackBerry 8800. The BlackBerry 8800 from AT&T has an exclusive, premium, dark blue finish and AT&T uniquely supports Push to Talk (PTT) capabilities. It also features built-in GPS (Global Positioning System), and offers support for phone, email, text messaging, browser, organizer and more. The BlackBerry 8800 also comes with a complement of accessories -- headset, travel charger, holster, and USB cable -- that are included in the box. [] StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Venus and Mariah Carey Auction Autographed Legs :

Sixteen-Foot Replica of Mariah Carey's Famous Legs to be Auctioned on eBay, Proceeds to Benefit the Fresh Air Fund.

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 -- Today, Venus announced that it will partner with Mariah Carey to auction off an autographed replica of the female artist's legendary legs.


Photo: Sixteen-foot Gillette replica of Mariah Carey's legs to be auctioned on eBay, proceeds to benefit the Fresh Air Fund. (Source: Procter & Gamble - Gillette(R))

The legs will be up for bid on the popular auction site, eBay, from February 12th through February 21st with all proceeds benefiting The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency that has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877.

In May 2006, Carey was honored as the first ever Venus "Celebrity Legs of a Goddess" at a Radio City Music Hall ceremony where she unveiled the 16' legs. The event marked the beginning of the 2006 Venus "Legs of a Goddess" contest -- an annual search for the woman with the best legs in America. Hundreds of women participated in the competition, which coincided with select concert dates on Ms. Carey's The Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, The Hits, The Tour.

Venus is one of the most successful female shaving brands. It belongs to Gillette/Procter & Gamble.

SOURCE: Procter & Gamble - Gillette(R)

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Airbus A380 Media Flight :

A380 Media Flight

Photo: Members of the international press and television experienced flying in the A380.

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Airbus A380

Photo: A380 cabin - Main deck first class.

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Airbus A380

Photo: A briefing on the A380 was given to the media before their flight aboard the aircraft on February 7, 2007.

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