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2012-09-21 23:03:13

The launch of Mullet On The Go´s new website (MulletOnTheGo.com) is a good balance of business in the front and party in the back! The new site features a fast, easy-to-navigate storefront all while providing consumers with the ultimate fun and interactive shopping experience. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Mullet On The Go´s new website creates an experience that invites fans to join in on their quest to bring back the once extinct mullet hairstyle via their featured...

2010-09-15 07:17:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent satellite or aerial views of the White House are often intentionally blurred or distorted for security reasons. HistoricAerials.com has recently uncovered high resolution aerial photography of the White House taken in 1951. What is unique with the 1951 imagery is that it shows in detail the White House under major reconstruction. Referred to as The Truman Reconstruction spanning 1948 through 1952, Historic Aerials.com now provides a rare...

2009-11-25 11:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KIWI(®) Shoe Care, part of the Sara Lee Corporation, (NYSE: SLE), today announced a multi-platform partnership with professional dancer and two-time Champion of Dancing with the Stars, Cheryl Burke. In support of this partnership, KIWI will execute a broad marketing program throughout spring 2010, focused upon cultivating confidence within everyday life. Fully supported by consistent in-store and point-of-purchase promotions,...

2009-09-30 01:06:17

Kraft Foods, four days after announcing a name for a new variety of the Australian spread Vegemite, announced Australians don't like iSnack2.0. The problem is not the product, a creamier version of the yeast-based spread, The Australian reported. The problem is the name, selected from among 48,000 suggestions from the public. Simon Talbot, the company's top spokesman in Australia, said iSnack.2.0 will continue to appear on store shelves for several months. In the meantime, Kraft plans to hold...

2008-10-07 15:00:18

Hamiltonians dumping their old computers struck a "hard drive" problem yesterday. The national eDay amnesty for disposing of old and unwanted computers and other electronic equipment was so popular it created a traffic jam in Foreman Rd, Te Rapa, as more than 8000 items, weighing 90 tonnes, were dropped off at the Mainfreight depot. Janet Leggett, director of organising body Waikato 2020 Communications Trust, said 900 car loads of equipment was received, with queues snaking around the...

2008-10-07 15:00:18

OBSOLETE computers came out of storage and into the recycling line as Wellingtonians got right into eDay. More than 900 tonnes -- including 15,000 car loads -- of electronic waste was dropped off at 32 centres throughout New Zealand during the weekend in a drive to stop people dumping their unused computers and other electronic junk at landfills. In Wellington, more than 2500 cars dropped off 12,234 items -- a total of 122 tonnes of e-waste. About 415 tonnes were collected at 12...

2008-10-06 15:00:15

By ANDERSON, Charles Some of New Zealand's 85,000 tonnes of electronic waste will find a safer home after a collection day in Nelson and Tasman tomorrow. eDay began in Wellington in 2006 in response to concerns that much of the electronic equipment which was thrown away could be safely recycled. The aim was to increase community awareness of the hazardous nature of electronic equipment and to make it clear that disposal in landfills was not a sustainable option. The collection will be...

2008-10-06 15:00:15

Today is eDay. First held last year, eDay is a free computer recycling event aimed at diverting hundreds of tonnes of potentially toxic waste from landfills. Environment Minister Trevor Mallard says eDay is a fantastic opportunity for households to do the right thing for the environment. "It's great to see that manufacturers and communities are actively taking responsibility to divert harmful e-waste from landfill. It's better for the environment, and also gives a second life to valuable...

2008-10-06 15:00:15

More than 30 tonnes of unwanted computers and cellphones have been handed in ahead of Hamilton's collection for eDay 2008. Seven schools offloaded 9 1/2 pallets of gear yesterday, while councils from around the district trucked in 30 tonnes. Tomorrow it's residents' turn to offload computer waste at the Mainfreight depot, Foreman Rd, Te Rapa, 9am-3pm. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-06 15:00:15

MORE than 800,000 new computers are sold each year, but what happens to the machines that are cast aside for thinner, younger models? Today eDay volunteers are taking in broken, obsolete, or unwanted computers and cellphones at 32 centres nationwide. The machines will be stripped down, recycled and reused, and the leftovers crunched for scrap metal. This is the second time the Computer Access New Zealand Trust has run eDay, and already the event has more than doubled in size. Last...