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September 14, 2007

Hollywood Premiere - In the Valley of Elah

Charlize Theron

Photo: Charlize Theron attends the premiere of her new film directed by Paul Haggis, "In The Valley of Elah" at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, September 13, 2007. Photo by Lionel Hahn/ABACAUSA. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 13, 2007

Ethical Fashion Show(R) Paris

The World's Leading Sustainable Fashion Event 4th Edition: October 11th-14th, 2007.


PARIS, September 13 -- Now in its fourth year, Ethical Fashion Show(R) is keeping with the spirit that made the event a success.

Designers coming from all over the world share common values : production in a safe and socially responsible environment, an emphasis on Fair Trade, the use of organic, sustainable fibers and recycling.

Event founder Isabelle Quehe declares, "This year, Ethical Fashion Show(R) Paris will display designers coming from all five continents: countries like France, Switzerland, the UK, Canada, The United States, India and the Netherlands, but also Australia, China, Senegal, Peru, Brazil, the Philippines, Chile, Columbia, Indonesia and Azerbaijan ! What sets us apart from other fashion events is that, in addition to featuring eco-fashion, we insist on paying homage to ancestral textile traditions, very often threatened by globalization."

Founded in 2004 by Isabelle Quehe, Ethical Fashion Show(R) champions the emergence of global awareness and desire for fashion that is ethically and ecologically responsible. The show offers valuable insights about the latest developments and special challenges facing ethical fashion in the design and textile industry. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Abbott Awards Arizona Mother $135,000 in National Similac(R) Contest

Infant formula maker recognizes hard-working moms for the second consecutive year.


COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 13 -- Amy Kaminski, a mom from Tucson, Ariz., is the grand prize winner of $135,000 in the second annual "Similac Mom's Payday" contest, sponsored by Abbott. Kaminski earned the title after her entry was chosen from more than 30,000 photo essays.

According to a recent survey by, a typical mom like Kaminski should earn $135,000 per year based on her daily activities -- a $5,000 raise over last year's figure. The Similac Mom's $135K Payday contest invited moms and moms-to-be to submit a photo showing their favorite "mom job," along with a brief caption.

An early childhood educator and owner of the Tucson-based Whole Child Learning Co., Kaminski drew inspiration for her entry from the myriad of activities she performs every day while caring for her 7-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son. Kaminski's entry won over the panel of mom-judges with its witty caption and humorous photo. Her winning caption reads:

All in a day's work: Accountant, activities director, chef, chauffer, counselor, delivery service, dispatcher, emergency responder, financial planner, judge, life coach, maid, music instructor, nurse, personal shopper, photographer, record keeper, rent-a-techie, rodeo clown, secretary, set designer, teacher, travel agent; whatever you call it, this Mom's favorite job is juggling!

Abbott is a global care company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs 65,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Aristotle and Jackie Onassis' 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith to be auctioned by Red Baron, Atlanta


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ATLANTA, Sept. 13 -- The excitement is here with Red Baron's Fall Auction. This time Red Baron will auction off Jackie and Aristotle Onassis' personal car. Their custom-made 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith is on the block at Red Baron's Auction 75, October 13-14 in Atlanta, GA.

With Jackie O.'s style and grace one can only imagine the elegance and class of their automobile. This 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith is a two passenger, chauffer driven, left-hand drive, bullet-proof car, with all of the luxuries of its time. It is a one off production and speaks of sovereignty all the way to the hood emblem of the kneeling lady, which was only placed on the cars of royalty. It was used exclusively for their trips between Paris and Monte Carlo, and belonged to Aristotle and Jackie until his death in 1975.

"Never have we been graced with a such a presence," said Bob Brown, owner of Red Baron, "as that of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She embodies the style, grace, character and history that we seek in each of our pieces. We are privileged to have this car, as will be its new owner."

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Dodge expands outside North America with the world premiere of the all-new Dodge Journey at the 2007 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt :

Dodge Journey Frankfurt

Chrysler LLC introduced the all-new Dodge Journey for media at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt today. Dodge Journey offers segment-defining versatility, safety, child friendliness, loads of storage, cargo and seating flexibility, as well as all-weather driving capability. With a bold, sporty design, the new fun-to-drive Journey continues the Dodge brand's global expansion. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 12, 2007

Japan's Prime Minister to Resign :

Japan PM

Photo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a hastily arranged news conference over his resignation at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on September 12. (Photo by Kyodo News) StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Braun Challenges U.S. Business School Talent To 'Create A Buzz' :

Braun Shavers

BOSTON, Sept 12, 2007 -- Braun is challenging USA's brightest business school students to create a buzz for the billion dollar brand. Known throughout the world for its superbly designed and engineered electric shavers and household products, Braun is seeking marketing plans for its electric shaver business from students currently enrolled in some of the nation's highest-ranked business schools. The winning marketing plan will be awarded $40,000 - to help toward business school tuition.

The "Create a Buzz for Braun" competition is open to students enrolled in MBA programs at the University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley, Duke University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The competition will provide an invaluable opportunity for three finalists to present their marketing plans in person to Jim Stengel, Chief Marketing Officer, Procter & Gamble, Bracken Darrell, Global President, Braun, and a professor of marketing from a non-participating university, at P&G's headquarters in Cincinnati.

"P&G is a big recruiter of MBAs and a big believer in the power of ideas from outside the company and I am personally excited to hear some provocative ideas from this new generation of business leaders," said Bracken Darrell, Global President, Braun.

Braun, a brand of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), manufactures a variety of high-quality, European-designed products that are sold worldwide, including electric shavers, oral care products, and household appliances. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Subaru Rally Concept Car Debuts as 5-door at 2007 Frankfurt International Motor Show


Debuting at the Frankfurt International Motor Show is the Subaru World Rally Championship Concept Car which in its 5-door form points to the future direction of the Subaru WRC competition car design.

Boasting a striking all-new Subaru World Rally Team livery, muscular, widened fenders and twin exhausts, the World Rally Championship Concept car's body type is in line with the continuing growth in world demand for sporting 5-door models and has been designed to further improve the Subaru World Rally Team's performance in future rally series.

Another feature of rally racing, the 'tail slide' is also positively affected by the 5-door design which allows the car to power through corners on a variety of surfaces in a more controlled way.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 11, 2007

Bank of America Introduces SafePass(TM) for Safer Online Banking :

Latest innovation provides two-factor authentication via one-time password delivered to a mobile phone.

Bank Of America

Bank of America is introducing a new security feature to its online banking service that provides customers with an extra layer of protection against unauthorized transactions.

The free service, called SafePass(TM), delivers a one-time-use six digit code as a text message to consumers' mobile devices that they can use to authorize their most sensitive online transactions. As an additional security measure, the code expires as soon as it is used or within 10 minutes after it is issued.

SafePass is available now via mobile devices as an optional security feature to consumer and small business customers who use the bank's Online Banking service.

Bank Of America

The bank is also piloting a wallet-sized card that will generate a one-time code when the customer presses on a button embedded in the card. The SafePass card will be released later this year to the bank's online brokerage clients of Banc of America Investment Services, Inc., the company's retail brokerage affiliate, and will be required for certain online brokerage transactions. The bank plans to make the card available next year to consumer and small business customers as an optional feature that can be used in place of or in addition to the mobile phone option. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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OSRAM SYLVANIA Recipient of 59th Primetime Emmy(R) Engineering Award

HMI Metal Halide Technology Honored by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


Photo: Robert Crowell, National Sales Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA Display/Optic Division (l.) accepts a Primetime Emmy(R) Engineering Award from actress Maura Tierney of ER(r.). The company was recognized by the Academy of Arts and Sciences for its HMI Metal Halide Technology.

DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 10 -- OSRAM SYLVANIA was honored in Los Angeles by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its HMI(R) Metal Halide Lamp Technology with a Primetime Emmy(R) Engineering Award. On behalf of the company, Robert Crowell, National Sales Manager, accepted this highly regarded award in recognition of outstanding achievement in engineering development.

Designed in 1967 by Dr. Bernard Kuhl and Mr. Alexander Dobrusskin, OSRAM HMI lamps offered a safe alternative to the dangerous and widely used carbon arc lights of the time. The technology has since gone on to become a mainstay in the television production industry. OSRAM HMI(R) lamps are powerful, compact discharge light sources that replace the sun, bringing ideal exterior daylight conditions to indoor studios and make exterior locations look like high noon any time of the day or night. Their robust base design and tolerance to high operating temperatures satisfy the demands of modern TV and film lighting, especially in outdoor applications.

The HMI lamp made its first public appearance in 1969 when it was used to light the first color TV transmission in Germany. At the 1972 Munich Olympics, the HMI was the lamp of choice for television broadcasts. In 1988, OSRAM was awarded an OSCAR(R) by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for the invention and continuous improvement of HMI light sources for motion picture photography. One of HMI's greatest performances came in 1990 when it was chosen to illuminate the wreck of the Titanic for the IMAX film Titanica.

OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Thomson Scientific Predicts Nobel Laureates

Seventeen "Thomson Scientific Laureates" Recognized for Their Contributions to the Advancement of Science.

Science Research Thomson Scientific

PHILADELPHIA & LONDON, Sept. 11 -- Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has announced its 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates. in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners to be announced in October, these researchers are likely to be in contention for Nobel honors.

Each year, data from ISI Web of Knowledge(SM), a Thomson Scientific research solution, is used to quantitatively determine the most influential researchers in the Nobel categories of chemistry, economics, physiology or medicine, and physics. Because of the total citations to their works, these high-impact researchers are named Thomson Scientific Laureates and predicted to be Nobel Prize winners, either this year or in the near future. Of the 54 Thomson Scientific Laureates named since 2002, four have gone on to win Nobel honors.

The 2007 Thomson Scientific Laureates by Nobel Prize category are as follows:

Physics: Sumio Iijima, Meijo University (Japan) ; Martin J. Rees (Lord Rees of Ludlow) , F.R.S., University of Cambridge (U.K.); Arthur B. McDonald, Queen's University (Canada); Yoji Totsuka, University of Tokyo (Japan).

Chemistry: Samuel J. Danishefsky, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Columb University (U.S.A.); Barry M. Trost, Stanford University (U.S.A.); Dieter Seebach, Eidhenossiche Technische, Hochschule (Switzerland).

Physiology or Medicine: R. John Ellis, F.R.S., University of Warwick (U.K.); R. Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry (Germany); Arthur Horwich, Yale University School of Medicine (U.S.A.); Fred H. Gage, Salk Institute (U.S.A.); Joan Massague, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Cancer Center (U.S.A.).

Economics: Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University (U.S.A.) & Tel Aviv University (Israel); Gene M. Grossman, Princeton University (U.S.A.) & Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (U.S.A.); Jean Tirole, University of Social Sciences (France); Robert B. Wilson, Stanford University (U.S.A.); Paul R. Milgrom, Stanford University (U.S.A.).

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Photo: Irmo, S.C., residents, Nobuo Yamashiro, left, and Dawn Yamashiro, right, along with their four children, sign a beam for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, in Columbia, S.C., on the opening day of the exhibit, in memory of Dawn's brother, Brian Warner, who worked at the World Trade Center for Cantor Fitzgerald, and was killed in the attacks. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 10, 2007

New smart fortwo BRABUS and BRABUS Xclusive

30 percent more power than before with fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres.

Smart Fortwo

Smart Fortwo

Photos: smart fortwo BRABUS Xclusive Coupé

Stuttgart, Germany -- A combination of sportiness and exclusiveness: The BRABUS models of the new smart fortwo are ready to hit the road. With a reengineered 72 kW/98 bhp three cylinder turbo engine the smart fortwo BRABUS and the smart fortwo BRABUS Xclusive continue to boast low fuel consumption of just 5.2 litres per 100 kilometres, yet they have 30 percent more power than the predecessor model. CO2 emissions stand at 124 grams per kilometre. The sporty two-seater accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 9.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 155 km/h. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 9, 2007


Frankfurt Ford Kuga

Photo: 2007 Ford Kuga

COLOGNE, Germany, September 9, 2007 - Ford is releasing the first details of its new Kuga crossover at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, where the car will be previewed ahead of production early in 2008. The Kuga will be previewed alongside the new Ford Verve Concept small car and other new products yet to be revealed on the show's first press day, September 11th.

The All-New Ford Kuga in Brief:

• Inspired by the iosis X Concept that was revealed at the 2006 Paris Motor Show
• Kuga is the latest showcase for Ford's 'kinetic design'.
• Impressive on-road driving dynamics with substantial off-road ability.
• Model range features 'intelligent' 4WD and FWD systems.
• Powered by Ford's acclaimed 2.0-litre 136 PS Duratorq TDCi diesel engine.
• Benefits from strong Ford Focus lineage.
• First crossover designed and developed in-house by Ford of Europe.
• To be produced at Ford's Saarlouis plant in Germany.

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September 8, 2007

The 17th Longines Prize for Elegance to be Awarded to the Most Elegant Gymnasts

40th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2007 in Stuttgart.



Stuttgart (Germany), Septembre 8, 2007 - In cooperation with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Longines will be awarding the prestigious Longines Prize for Elegance for the seventeenth time at the 40th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart. The prize honors the team or athlete judged to be the most elegant during a world or continent-wide artistic or rhythmic gymnastics competition. The winners of the Longines Prize for Elegance will receive the famous statue by Swiss artist Piero Travaglini and a Longines Evidenza Watch.

Longines Evidenza

In gymnastics as in any other sport, movement is a challenge requiring elegance as well as flawless execution. At this year's World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, all participants of the individual all-round competition held on Friday September 7, 2007 have automatically become nominees for the Longines Prize for Elegance which will be awarded on the Stuttgartner Schlossplatz on Saturday September 8, 2007 and in the competition hall on Sunday September 9, 2007.


The basis for evaluating, judging and awarding the Prize includes emotional appeal extending beyond technical considerations to beauty and femininity, charm and charisma as well as grace and harmony of movement. The jury evaluates each participant on these three criteria, attributing marks ranging from one to four points according to each member's personal opinion. The points awarded to each athlete by the members of the jury are computed into a grand total. The athlete with the highest score will receive the Longines Prize for Elegance. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 7, 2007

Mitsubishi Motors lineup at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi-i MiEV SPORT

Photo: World Premiere: MITSUBISHI i MiEV SPORT. i MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) SPORT maximizes the sporty possibilities of the zero-emissions electric vehicle. The high power and environmental performance of its electric motors make it an exhilarating drive that delivers superior environmental performance.

Mitsubishi Concept ZT

Photo: World Premiere: MITSUBISHI Concept-ZT2. The Concept-ZT showcases an advanced level of driving pleasure, safety and environmental responsibility reflecting Mitsubishi Motor's vehicle strategy wrapped in a realistic package. Under the hood, a newly developed fuel-efficient, 2.2-liter clean diesel engine is mated to the new Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission). Concept-ZT also features advanced active safety as well as passive safety technology, such as its pop-up hood.

Tokyo, September 7, 2007 -- Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is introducing concept cars at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show. Each car is a different expression of the three pillars of Mitsubishi Motor's vehicle strategy: driving pleasure, reassuring safety and environmental responsibility. Held at Makuhari Messe, the 40th Tokyo Motor Show is open to the public from October 27 through November 11, with press and media days October 24, 25 and 26. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Apple's iPod touch has Revolutionary Multi-touch Interface & Built-in Wi-Fi Wireless Networking

Apple ipod touch

SAN FRANCISCO--September 7, 2007--Apple has introduced the new iPod touch featuring Apple's revolutionary multi-touch user interface that enables users to find and enjoy all of their music, videos and more on its widescreen display with just the touch of a finger.

First introduced on iPhone™, the multi-touch interface uses pioneering new software to present the perfect user interface for each application. The iPod touch also includes Wi-Fi wireless networking, the first on any iPod, and three applications that use it -- (1) Safari™, the most advanced browser on any mobile device; (2) Apple's YouTube application that lets users wirelessly watch over 10 million free videos from the Internet's most popular video website; and (3) the new iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store that lets users wirelessly browse, preview and buy songs and albums from the popular online music store. The iPod touch is only 8 mm thin, and is priced starting at just $299. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Photo: Panasonic, the market and technology leader in Plasma HDTVs, announced today at the opening of the 2007 CEDIA convention in Denver, that it has expanded its already industry leading line of 1080p High Definition Plasma TVs, to include two new, more affordable models -- the TH-42PZ77 and the TH-50PZ77. Panasonic's 2007 line of 1080p Plasmas produces crisp, clear images with a wide viewing angle so that the superb picture can be seen from any seat in the home environment.

CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & installation Association) is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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Apple Reduces Price of iPhone; Offers $100 Credit to Early Buyers :

Apple iphone

SAN FRANCISCO--September 7, 2007-- After receiving hundreds of emailed complaints from existing Apple iPhone customers angry about a steep price drop, chief executive Steve Jobs says the company will give a $100 credit to certain customers who bought the gadget.

Customers who purchased an iPhone from Apple or the iPhone's sole service provider AT&T and did not receive any rebates, will receive a $100 credit toward any purchase at an Apple retail store or on its Web site.

Earlier, Apple announced September 5 that it is on track to sell its one millionth iPhone™ before the end of September, and to make iPhone affordable for even more customers this holiday season, it is lowering the price of the most popular iPhone model with 8GB of storage from $599 to just $399.

"The surveys are in and iPhone customer satisfaction scores are higher than we've ever seen for any Apple product," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We've clearly got a breakthrough product and we want to make it affordable for even more customers as we enter this holiday season." || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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September 6, 2007



Photo: London, September 6, 2007 -- Motorola's much anticipated MOTORAZR2 is ready for its U.S. debut. Sleeker outside and more powerful inside, the next generation MOTORAZR is now available at several national U.S. wireless carriers and through Motorola's online store. (Photo Credit: Motorola Inc.) || StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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