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Apple iPhone going green like never before with The Green Brief   -First ever eco and wallet friendly iPhone application   -The Green Brief helps the planet and your pocket -Get the inside track on green living while on the move   (EIN News, London, July 13th, 2009) The Green Brief is an innovative and fresh application for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices that shows there really is money at stake in going green   Built around two key areas, the first part of this easy-to-use application delivers tips and advice for reducing the negative impact that you, your company and your workers are likely to be making on our environment. Tips via The Green Brief can help cut the cost of: electricity bills, driving and assist and educate your business in going green, crucial in the current economic climate.  News via the Green Brief provides its users an embedded RSS feed reader that delivers an assortment of the latest environment news, green products and green living news, information on new green innovations and climate change happenings from many leading sources.  Tips The Green Brief offers tried and tested tips on eco-friendly living in three main areas; Business, Home and Travel. Take for instance the Business section. Users can learn how to engage a workforce in green issues, and how to make a company greener, such as by reducing the wastes from equipment being left on stand-by.

Take as a second example the Home category. Users can learn how to reconfigure their spaces and how they live, paving the way for their flats and houses to be less of a drain on the environment and, in turn, their personal bank accounts A key part of The Green Brief is allowing users to submit their own ideas and suggestions, so this wealth of information on how to preserve our planet can evolve. Each Tip is rated out of five dollar signs in two ways: firstly the cost to you to do that suggestion and secondly how much you could save from putting it into practice News The second part of The Green Brief embeds an RSS reader that features many breaking news articles, updated daily from the world’s most trusted media sources. Similar to Tips, News on The Green Brief appears in key sections such as Environment News, Green Technology and New Green Products, allowing you to take a ‘brief’ look at the latest news that’s relevant to you, your company or your workforce.  Nick Drake, the managing director of Climate Change Communications Ltd, said: With this application, iPhone users can get the inside track on green issues, whether they’re after information about their home, workplace or lifestyle.

No longer do they need to be chained to their desktop PC or Mac just to get the latest on the environment, which is important for the pace of life that many iPhone users have.  Users of the software get access to ‘green’ tips and news while on the move, knowing that the tips will not only help protect the planet, but should also help patch any holes in their pockets, which is particularly necessary in the current economic environment.    Notes to Editors The Green Brief, which is expected to be hit among connected-types who care for the environment and their wallets, is the first foray into application development for Climate Change Communications Limited.  The newly formed company is dedicated to raising practical awareness about our environment, partly by spreading ‘know-how’ to save carbon in various areas, while striving for a return for its customers. The name of the application is a play on the meaning of ‘brief’ being a ‘quick look’ at news, and is an amalgamation of other ideas.

Access the application now on its dedicated homepage - http://www.thegreenbrief.com - visit for more information, screenshots and details about Climate Change Communications Ltd.  The Green Brief is available to download in the Apple Store from iTunes and costs $2.99 / 1.79 / 2.39. The content is all in English, the size of the application is 0.6Mb and it requires an active internet connection to retrieve the content.  This press release was sent to you by Climate Change Communications Ltd.  Managing director Nick Drake is available for live interview at these times, via this email address and this mobile number:  Weekdays: After 5pm GMT Weekends: After 9am GMT Mobile number: 0044 (0)7951 060609 Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  .


Bloomfield Viognier Captures ‘Best of California’  California - July 9, 2009 - Bloomfield Vineyards, a Brentwood-based winery owned and operated by Tom and Becky Bloomfield, announced today their awards from the California State Fair. These honors included their 2008 Viognier receiving Double Gold, 98 Points, Best of California, Best of Class Greater Bay Appellations, and Best of Region.  It is beyond words to explain the feelings I am having right now, explained Becky Bloomfield, owner and winemaker for Bloomfield Vineyards. Becky continued, And I hope these awards get people to not only discover the great varietal Viognier is, but to see that Contra Costa County is a great growing region that consistently produces great wine In addition to the Viognier, Bloomfield’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon captured Gold, 95 Points, Best of California and Best of Greater Bay Appellations. Their 2008 Devil’s Daughter White Wine captured Silver, 88 Points, Best of Class and Best of Greater Bay Appellations; and their 2007 Pinot Noir won Bronze, 86 Points.  In a conversation with the Bloomfields, chief Judge of the California State Fair Wine competition, Pooch Pucilowski was effusive in his praise of not just the Viognier, but also the Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Cabernet Sauvignon competed against 370 others, and took #1Wow, that’s impressive and those are bragging rights. Pucilowski continued, A non-Sonoma or Napa Cab taking Best of California, people are going to want to meet you.  If you would like to join us for our official release event, July 19th, please contact us. More information about Bloomfield Vineyards and the California State Fair Wine Competition can be found at http://www.bloomfieldvineyards.com and http://www.bigfun.org.  Bloomfield Vineyards 2030 Newton Dr.

Brentwood, CA 94513 Phone: (925) 783-0050 http://www.bloomfieldvineyards.com .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .

Orrin Checkmate Hudson Claims Victory at Open Chess Tournament Be Someone Founder, Orrin Checkmate Hudson Claims Victory at 37th Annual World - Open Chess Tournament ATLANTA - July 8, 2009 /PRAvenueNW/—Atlanta resident and Be Someone founder, Orrin Hudson won top honors in the Under 1700 Game in Time 10 Minutes Blitz Tournament at the 37th Annual World Open, an international chess tournament, which took place in Philadelphia over Independence Day weekend. This important win provides a spotlight for Hudson to promote his non-profit organization, Be Someone, a crime prevention program, that uses chess to teach at-risk youth self-esteem, as well as responsibility and analytical thinking.  Winning the Under 1700 Game in 10 minutes blitz tournament where the best in the world compete is a great feeling. It was exciting to be back in the game and to be able to use this opportunity to teach the youth of America that making the right choices can make you a champion at life and at chess, said Hudson. I’ve devoted more than a decade of my life to teaching children to push pawns, not drugs.  The World Open brought together more than 1,300 players from across the world.

Players competed in nine sections based on their current rating. Hudson, whose rating is 1690, competed against opponents in the Under 1800 and 1700 sections. It was in the Under 1700 section game in 10 minutes side event that he won 4 out of 5 games on the evening of Saturday, July 4.  Orrin is a real champion because he is giving our children the greatest gift they could receive, the ability to think, act, and solve problems. It was a great honor to award someone who is truly making a difference, said Brenda Goichberg of Continental Chess, the organization that organized the tournament.

Hudson, two-time winner of the Birmingham, Ala. City Chess Championship, turned his focus from competitive chess to using the game as an educational tool after he learned of an incident in which seven Wendy’s employees were shot, five of whom died - for a mere $2,400. This tragic incident inspired Hudson to quit his job and use his life savings to found Be Someone in 2001.  Be Someone also offers inspirational programs for corporations and parents, designed to foster teamwork and encourage participation in the lives of children.  Today, Hudson is a nationally recognized advocate for helping at-risk youth and travels the country teaching children to value KASH - Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits - over cash.

Since its founding, Be Someone has touched the lives of over 20,000 students across the country. Hudson’s mission is to positively impact the lives of one million young people.  People of every stripe can be a part of changing the world one move at a time, Hudson says. I want to remind kids to ‘Think it out, don’t shoot it out’.  Visit http://www.besomeone.org to volunteer, donate, or learn more about Orrin Hudson and Be Someone.

You may also register online for Be Someone’s Think Like A Champion Chess Camp, July 20-24, 2009.  Must see video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLFENGymr34  Continental Chess has organized chess tournaments in America, including the World Open, for more than 40 years. For more information, please visit: http://www.chesstour.com.  About Be Someone Founded in 2001, Be Someone is a non-profit crime prevention program aimed at the youth of America. Be Someone teaches self-esteem, responsibility and analytical thinking skills to at-risk youth through numerous tools, including the game of chess. Be Someone also offers inspirational programs for corporations and parents, designed to foster teamwork and encourage participation in the lives of children. If you are interested in donating, volunteering or learning more about Be Someone, please visit http://www.besomeone.org.  For More Information, please contact: Kate Bryant Spaulding Communications (404) 270-1010, extension 5 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

News from ICIMOD: Just off the Press The Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change booklet July 2009   /EIN News/ ICIMOD has recently produced a new public interest booklet on ‘Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change’ developed from the contributions made at the International Mountain Biodiversity Conference in November 2008 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The publication uses a question and answer format with beautiful illustrations to introduce a selection of the ideas presented and discussed by representatives from the eight countries of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas region and a variety of global programmes and others. It highlights the need for cooperation in research and data collection to help address the impacts of climate change on this mountain system which includes parts of four global biodiversity hotspots. The full conference proceedings is packaged on a CD-ROM included with the booklet.  You can download both documents from the following sites:  Mountain Biodiversity and Climate Change http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/613    Proceedings of the International Mountain Biodiversity Conference: Kathmandu, 16-18 November 2008 (2009)’  http://books.icimod.org/index.php/search/publication/612    If you wish to receive a hard copy, please write to the Distribution Unit at or order on-line.  Nira Gurung (Ms), Communications Officer International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development GPO Box 3226, Khumaltar, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tel +977-1-5003222 Direct Line 5003310 Ext 115 Fax +977-1-5003277 Web http://www.icimod.org .

/EIN News/ Vancouver, BC, Canada (22 June 2009): Empowering individuals, businesses, and organizations to make informed environmental choices is the key idea behind a globally-developed bid for the .eco (Dot Eco) (http://www.doteco.info) Internet extension launched today by Big Room Inc..  Big Room Inc., a Canadian company based in Vancouver, has developed its platform and bid for the Dot Eco generic top-level domain (gTLD) along with an international team of partners, advisors, and investors with well-established roots in the sustainability and business communities. Afilias, one of the world’s most-respected registry services providers, is partnering with Big Room to operate the technical aspects of Dot Eco.  “Big Room’s Dot Eco is the right bid by the right team at the right time,” said Big Room co-founder Trevor Bowden. “Individuals and organizations want to cut through all the eco claims out there so they can make better choices. Our Dot Eco will help them do that.”  The Dot Eco system will collect and store eco-information in addition to the technical and administrative information collected when someone registers a domain name.

  “By using the Internet as a global online database, Big Room’s Dot Eco will allow individuals to make informed eco-choices and it will give businesses and organizations, both big and small, an effective and inexpensive tool to share their eco performance,” Bowden added.  In keeping with the bottom-up spirit that has driven the Internet and the global sustainability community, Big Room will further refine its application through a series of worldwide public consultations to develop and refine the policies that will govern Dot Eco.  “.eco is a unique global resource which must be stewarded effectively and responsibly to promote sustainability around the world,” said Martin Atkin, Director of External & Media Relations for WWF International. “Big Room’s vision for .eco will create a new, credible and trustworthy internet extension that will make a real difference for individuals and for the environment.”  Big Room will submit its bid for Dot Eco when the application round for new gTLDs overseen by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers opens in the first quarter of 2010.  More information on the Big Room Dot Eco application is available at http://www.doteco.info  -ends-  Media enquiries:  International Tom Jennings (London) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (mobile) +44 774 003 8925 (office) +44 203 047 2308 North America Jason Keenan (Vancouver) .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (mobile) +1 604 218 7188 (office) +1 604 331 2530 About Big Room:  Big Room Inc.

is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia with an office in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 2007 with the goal of empowering the global community to make informed environmental and sustainability choices. Big Room’s three co-founders are committed environmentalists with a long history of working with organisations, governments and companies to bring about positive environmental and social change.  BACKGROUNDER Big Room Dot ECO application Big Room Team: The founders of Big Room, Anastasia O’Rourke, Jacob Malthouse and Trevor Bowden, have deep sustainability expertise, having worked at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), INSEAD Business School, Yale University, Institute for Sustainable Futures, the EcoDesign Foundation, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).  Partners: Afilias Global Registry Services is the world’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions that connect people to their data.

AMEE’s goal is to map, measure and track all the energy data on Earth. Laga/Deloitte assists companies in establishing, monitoring and enforcing their IP and IT platforms. Meridian Institute helps decision makers and diverse stakeholders solve some of society’s most contentious public policy issues.  Advisors: Nick Fitzpatrick, Retired, Former Head of Global Investment Consulting, Hewitt Jonathon Hanks, Founding Partner, Incite Sustainability Cheryl Hicks, Manager, World Business Council for Sustainable Development Gareth Hughes, Partner, Beetle Capital Partners Jeff Keeler, Head of M&A, Iberdrola Renewables Dr. Ashok Khosla, President, International Union for Conservation of Nature Bill Knight, President, Hebb, Knight and Associates David Levi, CEO, GrowthWorks Capital David Runnalls, President, International Institute for Sustainable Development Tom Rotherham, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Radley Yeldar Vanda Scartezini, CEO, ALTIS Software & Services Peter Sibley, Founder, World Television plc Chris Walker, Climate and Energy Consultant Professor Stuart White, Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures Michael Young, Vice President, Product Development - Afilias Limited Big Room Inc.

332 - 237 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6A 1X6 http://www.bigroom.ca .

/EIN News/ June, 2009 Venice Sunset recently launches in Italy.  The Company is made up of two people (Stefano and Alberto) who after many years working in the field of travel have decided to start their own unique agency stepping outside the lines from the traditional travel agency model.  Venice Sunset maintains an emphasis on listening to each customer’s needs as well as proposing new and unknown itineraries of Venice and the surrounding Region.  With a website containing useful information on history, local events, exhibitions and many other useful tidbits for all those travelers who want to discover Venice.  For more information please visit: http://www.venicesunset.it  Stefano Giacomelli Sales Manager Alberto Nalesso Marketing Planner .

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