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After what seemed an almost interminable wait which included the launch of a prototype kit, GreenEdge finally produced the colours the team will be riding in for the 2012 WorldTour.
Demi Moore has changed her MrsKutcher twitter handle, she is now JustDemi.
Lady Gaga has tweeted pictures of her new perfume 'Fame'.
Indian music composer AR Rahman has launched his latest single 'Infinite Love' for children after a gap of almost 15 years in Mumbai. Billionaire Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani's wife Nita graced the launch event and expressed her happiness to get the chance to work with Rehman.
Kareena Kapoor launched a book of friend Richa Lakhera. Richa is a journalist and the book potrays her life so far as a journalist.
Guinness World Records on hand to Certify New Record at November 21 Ceremony in Downtown Chicago
On Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, the World`s Largest Rubberband Ball, a 4,000+-pound ball constructed of more than 175,000 rubberbands, was unveiled by OfficeMax in a weigh-in ceremony in downtown Chicago.
Guinness World Records was on hand to document the event and certify that the mammoth ball, which has a circumference of 19 feet, had broken the former record set by John Bain, whose ball weighed in at 3,120 pounds.
Steve Milton, 26, creator of the World`s Largest Rubber Band Ball, with his 6-year-old son Bryce, started his ball in November 2005 with a number of small OfficeMax rubberbands. Today the ball stands 5½ feet-high and has a circumference of 19 feet.
After the November 21 Guinness World Record weighing, the newly-crowned Largest Rubberband Ball will celebrate its coronation by appearing in the November 23 McDonald`s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in its hometown of Chicago. The World`s Largest Rubberband Ball will be exhibited throughout December 2006 and January 2007 at 14 of the new and remodeled OfficeMax stores across Chicago. For more information, visit www.OfficeMax****.
January 2007 (Medialink) -- Ford unveiled five vehicles, and a big surprise -- new Sync technology that wirelessly integrates your cell phone or music player into your car's audio system -- at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. More than 6500 journalists have descended upon Detroit from more than 60 countries. The automotive companies spend millions of dollars and 2-and-a-half months getting ready for this show. It's the biggest show in North America.
2008 Ford Focus: Redesigned from the inside out with a bold new look and a modern interior. Joining the new Focus 4-door sedan is a sporty 2-door coupe that delivers strong fuel economy and a new design.
2008 Ford Five Hundred: A more distinct, contemporary design - more power - more standard safety features. Under the sculpted hood a 260-horsepower V-6 engine and a more fuel-efficient 6-speed transmission.
Ford Airstream concept: Influenced by Airstream's iconic design and the optimism for the future that Stanley Kubrick captured in his 1960's cult film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The concept is powered by a plug-in hydrogen hybrid fuel cell that operates under electric power at all times. This advanced fuel cell system is half the weight and cost of today's fuel cells and can operate in the dead of winter.
Lincoln MKR concept: Delivers elegant simplicity, environmentally friendly amenities and fuel-saving technology. It contains all of the design cues that Lincoln customers have come to recognize as classic Lincoln design â along with a gorgeous interior with seats trimmed with chrome accents.
Ford Interceptor Concept: A tough muscle car spin on a sedan inspired by Mustang. A V-8 engine delivers 400 horsepower and runs on E-85 ethanol, a blend of 15 percent gas and 85 percent ethanol.
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MICHAEL DELL UNVEILS HOME PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, INDUSTRY-FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE FOR CONSUMERS WORLDWIDE
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, Dell Chairman Michael Dell will introduce a host of new technology products and services for the home. He will also announce an industry-first environmental initiative aimed at consumers.
Joined by customers, celebrities and industry executives, Dell will showcase the groundbreaking new technologies and innovations on the horizon. He will give consumers a glimpse at the latest in PC technology aimed at high-end gamers and enthusiasts and unveil flat-panel monitors favored by gamers, photographers and digital media experts.
With the products and services, consumers will be able to run an interactive TV station and watch DVD?quality content on PCs from any location, play with or compete against millions of online gamers over high-speed, fiber networks that move 1 gigabyte of information per second, and buy a new computer and have it delivered with all information, software and settings from a previous computer already loaded.
Mr. Dell will also encourage the technology industry to increase its focus on the environment.
For more information, visit www.dell****/ces2007news
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Family Theme Park Builds Iconic Citys Strip
out of LEGO Brick
After nearly three years of planning and design, more than sixteen thousand hours of creative artistry and more than two million LEGO bricks, LEGOLAND California officially opened Miniland Las Vegas today.
The family theme park in Carlsbad unveiled its largest Miniland expansion ever with the recreation of the fabulous Las Vegas Strip made entirely out of LEGO brick. Miniland Las Vegas features the world-famous Strip including ten different hotel properties chosen for their unique style. The Strip at LEGOLAND also features a miniature wedding chapel, monorails and real life sounds recorded in Las Vegas.
Miniland is the heart of LEGOLAND California where kids and their families can see all that can be created with LEGO elements. As a visually stunning United States landmark, Las Vegas is a shining example of creativity and imagination, said President and General Manager John Jakobsen. Las Vegas is recognizable around the world and we are excited to give our family visitors the chance to experience the city in a kid friendly environment.
Jakobsen presented a check on behalf of LEGOLAND California to the Foundation for Positively Kids for $14,354.25 the money was raised by auctioning off some former Park models for the first time ever on eBay. Positively Kids is a non profit childrens charity in Las Vegas dedicated to developing services that provide comprehensive care for Nevadas medically fragile and terminally ill children.
This is an amazing time for Positively Kids. LEGOLAND has been an unexpected hero, said Fred Schultz, founder of Positively Kids. It is very rewarding to know that a large organization like LEGOLAND has stepped forward to embrace a local non profit when we know that their choices were many. The real benefactors are the children and the families we serve.
The top pick in a poll of LEGOLAND guests, Miniland Las Vegas is designed to simulate the feeling of walking down Las Vegas Blvd. Models in the area range from the 20 foot tall Stratosphere tower to the intricate sculpture of an MGM icon, made from 1,250 LEGO bricks. The largest Miniland hotel, the Venetian, is comprised of more than 20 individual models. Each Miniland Las Vegas building has amazing lighting and sound features, with many of them replicating the famous lights of the Nevada city.
Las Vegas is one of seven geographical locations in Miniland U.S.A. recreated entirely of LEGO bricks. More than 24 million LEGO bricks create this attraction considered the heart of the Park.
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE UNVEILS WIGGLES WORLD BASED OFF THE MOST POPULAR CHILDRENS ENTERTAINERS IN THE WORLD, THE WIGGLES, APRIL 2
Six Flags Wild Safari debuts the Exploration Station a new, interactive adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure will unveil a newly themed area, Wiggles World April 2, the park's official opening day for the 2007 season. Just next door at Six Flags Wild Safari, guests will take a one of a kind journey in the all new Wild Safari Exploration Station, featuring hands on Safari interactive adventures.
Beginning April 2, parents and young children can experience Wiggles World, the parks fourth area devoted to kids featuring specially themed rides and attractions including The Big Red Car ride, The Big Red Plane ride, Dorothy the Dinosaurs Racing to the Rainbow balloon ride, Bouncin with Wags ride and the S.S. Feathersword Pirate Ship play area. Wiggles World will also feature The Wiggles cast of supporting characters Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus in an all new show, Get Ready to Wiggle, retail locations selling The Wiggles merchandise and a restaurant, the Yummy Yummy Cafe.
Six Flags Great Adventure continues to focus on family entertainment, said Mark Kane, Six Flags Great Adventure's president. In addition to our world class coaster collection and unparalleled line up of thrill rides, the park now features four distinct areas devoted to families with young children, offering entertainment and thrills for all ages.
The Wiggles are the most popular childrens entertainers in the world, and Wiggles World is designed to leverage their vast recognition and status among children ages 2 through 6. Since 1991, The Wiggles have performed to more than 1 million audience members a year. To date, they have sold more than 22 million DVDs and videos and more than 5 million albums worldwide, and The Wiggles successful television show has been broadcast on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney since 2002.
Wiggles World debuted with an opening celebration featuring nursery school students from Chesterbrook Academy in New Jersey performing their favorite Wiggles songs. The event also included a ribbon cutting ceremony by the mayor of Jackson, Mark Seda, welcoming the parks first guests to experience the new area, The Boys and Girls Club of New Jersey.
Wild Safari Exploration Station
Just next door, families will explore the Wild Safari Exploration Station, an all new area featuring hands on Safari interactive adventures. After experiencing a one of a kind journey through six continents of exotic animals, including visits from the likes of Rip the African elephant, Georgia the giraffe and King the lion cub in the largest drive thru Safari outside of Africa, guests have the opportunity to visit the new Wild Safari Exploration Station for a unique, hands on experience.
At Cleo and Kumais Theater, guests can enjoy a variety of educational and exciting animal shows featuring small mammals, exotic birds, snakes and reptiles. In addition, they will encounter superstars Cleo the capuchin monkey and Kumai the cuddly kinkajou, explore interactive science exhibits and get up close to touch amazing animals at the Wild Safari Exploration Station. The area also includes Kings Treasure Chest with Safari merchandise and Rips Trunk of Treats, a new snack bar with lots of delicious goodies.
The new Exploration Station will be included with a $19.99 Wild Safari admission ticket, or available for a $9.99 Wild Safari and Exploration Station upgrade with a Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor ticket.
Subaru today unveiled the redesigned and newly named 2008 Subaru Tribeca at the New York International Auto Show. With powerful new styling, a new, larger displacement 3.6 liter H6 engine, improved performance and fuel efficiency, the new 2008 Subaru Tribeca delivers a unique balance of style, safety and functionality in a progressive SUV form.
NEW DESIGN, MORE STYLE
The exterior design of the new Tribeca is both streamlined and powerful, with a new, wider and taller grille, new front fenders and new hood design. The grille is now integrated into the front bumper, featuring a new chrome spread wing design, with the Subaru star cluster badge as the focal point.
A raised hood line, deeper front valance and new headlamps visually widen and heighten the Tribeca, establishing greater road presence with a more SUV like appearance. The new grille flows into a powerful silhouette, enhanced by new rear three quarter windows. The rear quarter windows are also functional, and with the addition of new larger side view mirrors, improve side and rear vision as well as increasing visibility for third row passengers. The side profile also features powerful fender and wheel forms that enhance the Tribecas signature rising character line. All new rear styling includes a new rear valance below the tailgate and new, wider taillamps.
MORE POWER: NEW 3.6 LITER H6 ENGINE
The dramatic exterior styling changes reflect the major changes under the skin for the 2008 Subaru Tribeca. A new 3.6 liter boxer engine has been designed with a goal of improving low end torque and also lowering consumer running costs with a change to regular unleaded fuel. The larger engine displacement has increased engine torque to 247 lb. ft., up from 215, and horsepower to 256 from 245, providing improved low end torque without sacrificing high rpm power. The new engine package, despite the larger engine size, not only maintains emissions levels but delivers improved fuel efficiency in real world driving situations.
To achieve these goals without affecting engine packaging, a unique shortened con rod was created to allow for a new and larger displacement engine without increasing the physical dimensions of the power unit. Keeping the deck height of the engine the same, the Tribeca is able to maintain its excellent low center of gravity. Improved cooling efficiency needed to achieve the use of regular fuel was achieved through a new common rail cooling system that individually cools each cylinder with water separation chambers rather than allowing water to flow from cylinder to cylinder. This allows for increased engine efficiency and standardized timing for all cylinders.
The new 3.6 liter engine features Active Valve Control System AVCS variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust valves the 3.0 liter engine had AVCS on the intake side only.
The new 3.6 liter H6 engine is connected to a substantially revised 5 speed automatic transmission that features an all-new torque lock up converter and a new transmission control unit that deliver faster shifts and quicker reaction time. The new transmission delivers smoother shifts with less lag time and weighs less than the previous system, for a total weight reduction of 9.7 lbs. for the new drivetrain.
The transmission drives through the Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive system. Enhancing the AWD system are standard Variable Torque Distribution VTD, standard Vehicle Dynamics Control VDC and four wheel traction control system TCS.
IMPROVED ACCESS AND COMFORT
The design of the award winning Tribeca interior is maintained, but third row seating access has been enhanced. Also new for 2008 is a re calibrated rear suspension with new bushings to improve ride comfort.
New for 2008, the second row seat now features a tilt and slide control on both the drivers and passengers side and a new assist spring that reduces the effort needed to slide the second row seat. Also new are molded assist grab handles on the lower C pillar to ease step in to the third row.
AWARD WINNING INTERIOR BLENDS DESIGN AND COMFORT
The sophisticated twin cockpit design features a flowing, sculpted dash and center console design. Aluminum look trim highlights the sculpted shapes of the dashboard. Electroluminescent dials and subtle ambient interior lighting provide a sophisticated touch, illuminating the front and rear footwells, the center console and cup holders. The center console is dominated by an information center that groups the readouts for the audio system, clock, fuel economy and outside temperature. A seven inch touch screen information center is standard with the navigation system. The easy to use audio and climate control system controls are located just below the screen.
FLEXIBLE 5 OR 7 PASSENGER CAPABILITY
The Tribeca is available in a variety of 5 and 7 passenger configurations. The 7 passenger model is equipped with a standard with a 50 50 split fold down third row seat that features integral headrests and carpeted back surface. For added passenger comfort, the 7 passenger model also features an auxiliary rear cabin air conditioner with fan speed control in the second row. The 7 passenger Tribeca models can be equipped with an available rear seat DVD entertainment system.
The new 2008 Tribeca was designed with achieving the highest ratings in the auto industry. The previous generation B9 Tribeca achieved top honors in the U.S. Department of Transportations National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA New Car Assessment Program NCAP crash tests with 5 stars in both the frontal and side-impact crash tests for both the driver and passenger seating positions. These results are in addition to the 4-star rating in the NHTSA tests for rollover resistance. No SUV to date has earned 5 stars in the rollover test.
The Subaru Tribeca features a Ring Shaped Reinforcement Frame Structure, occupant sensing, dual stage driver and passenger airbags, seat mounted side impact air bags, and standard curtain side air bags front and second rows. A Roll Sensor system that detects a potential vehicle rollover and deploys the standard side curtain airbags is also standard. In addition, the Tribeca features Brake Assist on its standard ABS brake system, Vehicle Dynamics Control and four wheel traction control. Brake Assist analyzes the force and stroke on the brake pedal and increases hydraulic boost to provide enhanced emergency braking, also activating the ABS system early if needed.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez Unveils National Campaign to Inspire Invention in Children
The Advertising Council joined with the Department of Commerces United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation NIHFF today to launch a national, multimedia public service advertising PSA campaign to engage a new generation of children in innovation. The campaign seeks to make inventing and developing new ideas part of American childrens lives.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez unveiled the campaign at the National Press Club.
For generations, the United States has been a recognized global leader in technology and innovation. While the country represents only 5 percent of the world's population, it accounts for nearly one third of the worlds science and engineering researchers and 40 percent of all research and development, according to the Council on Competitiveness. However, with increased economic competition globally, its widely recognized that the United States must take steps now to maintain its leadership. In particular, America must ensure we inspire future generations of innovators.
The new Inspiring Invention campaign, created in conjunction with ad agency Publicis & Hal Riney in San Francisco, aims to inspire children specifically the tweens, ages 8 to 11 to recognize how their imaginations can lead to the technological advances of the future. The campaign communicates that there is a role for every kind of unique curiosity and imaginative idea as it relates to invention. Ultimately, the goal is to motivate children to pursue inventing and innovating as part of their educations and, later, in their careers.
Secretary Gutierrez said, In an innovation driven economy, the key to our future success and competitiveness lies in making sure we are sharing Americas culture of innovation with our young people. In doing so, we will prepare them to compete more effectively in the global marketplace and ensure that the United States maintains our global economic leadership.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Jon Dudas added, We see the Inspiring Invention campaign as a wonderful opportunity to show kids how fun and rewarding it can be to create. We hope that children who watch these ads will want to become more inventive; explore math, science and other creative fields; and then share their new ideas to continue Americas legacy of innovation.
Developed with extensive research with inventors and children, the campaign includes new television, radio, outdoor and Web advertising that feature ordinary children creating inventions to solve everyday problems. The PSAs communicate to children that anything is possible and encourage them to keep thinking. The ads direct audiences to visit a new comprehensive website, www.InventNow****, to explore and discover their own innate inventiveness and curiosity. Designed by VPI Visual Perspectives Internet, the site features interactive games and allows children to explore their inventive interests in space, sports, design and entertainment.
Research conducted for our new campaign found that children are naturally curious and inventive, but they do not realize the impact of their creativity, according to Peggy Conlon, President & CEO of the Ad Council. We are proud to join with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation on this wonderful effort to help children see that there are no limits to their creativity and imagination and that they can have a role in the technological advances of our future if they just keep thinking.
The Inspiring Invention campaign is one of several educational initiatives in which the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office partner to encourage children to think inventively. Among these initiatives are the National Inventors Hall of Fames Camp Invention and Club Invention programs, which are supported by the USPTO. Camp Invention, now in its 17th year, is a summer day camp that fosters creativity and inventive thinking skills that allow children to learn through hands on activities, subject immersion and discovery. In 2007, more than 60,000 students will attend Camp Invention in 47 states. Club Invention is an after school program directed by the Hall of Fame that extends scientific inquiry based education to after school sites.
National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee and inventor of the modern microphone Dr. James West said, This campaign relates directly to our mission of inspiring invention and creativity. Its a prime opportunity for us to capture the attention of children and share with them the wonders of science and technology, inspiring them enough to become involved in life ong endeavors in these fields. Our future, and theirs, will be much richer because of it.
We are honored to have been chosen to create a campaign with the important objective of engaging a generation of kids to make innovation and creativity an integral part of their lives, said Karen Francis, CEO at Publicis & Hal Riney. The work shows real kids creating and building incredibly innovative solutions to their problems. We hope that this campaign will help kids realize that they have the power and imagination to invent something totally new.
The PSAs are being distributed to 28,000 media stations nationwide this week. Per the Ad Councils donated media model, all of the new PSAs will air and run in advertising time and space donated by the media.
FUJIFILM UNVEILS THE FINEPIX Z10FD, THE FIRST DIGITAL CAMERA MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR TODAY'S DIGITAL NATIVES
In response to popular demand to be 'hooked up' at all times, Fujifilm designed the FinePix Z10fd digital camera specifically for today's fashion-conscious, tech-savvy Gen 'Z' digital natives. Combining the latest features with style and sophistication, the ultra-portable FinePix Z10fd comes in five brilliant colors – Wave Blue, Wasabi Green, Hot Pink, Sunset Orange and Midnight Black. With social networking being today’s hottest trend, the FinePix Z10fd makes it easy and fun to stay connected with friends and family through the Fujifilm’s latest technology, Face it, Beam it, Blog it.
Samsung is excited to unveil a feature-rich high-performing MP3 player.