Archives for April 17, 2009

Obama’s Beast Has Arrived in T&T

The BBC had it right when they said, The Beast looks like something out of a James Bond film.

Earlier today Barack Obama touched down on the Caribbean isle of Trinidad and Tobago for the Summit of the Americas (April 17-19, 2009).

The focus for the President for the 5th Summit’s meet, is the reentry of Cuba.

The purpose of the Summit of the Americas is to bring together various Heads of State and government officials in the Western Hemisphere. They seek to develop solutions, share ideas and promote prosperity throughout the region.

The Little Pink Book obtained some exclusive pictures earlier of Obama’s Beast arriving in Piarco Airport.

Copyright Richard Teixeira. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Copyright Richard Teixeira. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Copyright Richard Teixeira. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Copyright Richard Teixeira. All Rights Reserved 2009.

 

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Sasha H. Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ and SashaHalimaPR. 

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Inferi, Narcissa & Snape Oh My!

The 3rd trailer for the latest Harry Potter  film, “Year 6: Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince,” just released and it’s looking pretty wicked.

Could this be the BEST Potter film to date? Or, are we being fooled and tempted with promises of delectable goodness, to a film rated PG?

I was under the impression the Potter films were supposed to get darker, just as the book series did?

  • July 15, 2009 cannot come soon enough!

April 25, 2009 UPDATE:
Director says, Potter is “actually about sex, potions, and rock ‘n’ roll.”

This film is a bit more sexualized than that. You know, in a way. We don’t see sex, but it’s kind of in there. And the relationships are a bit more complicated and romantic and convoluted. So we’re pushing into new emotional and kind of physical territory for Harry Potter.

It’s still a PG rating — what do you think?

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Sasha H. Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ and SashaHalimaPR. 

 

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Twitter’s New Role in the World of Sports

By: Darren Heitner, guest blogger

Twitter is the new medium for athlete message distribution, because it allows athletes and their managers to broadcast their messages without any filtration.

Over the past few months, Twitter has seen substantial increases in its membership, coverage, and funding.  Most impressively, the social networking tool has seen large growth in the world of sports, an area that is often reluctant to embracing change.  As newspapers are folding and sports journalists are being laid off by the day, a new sports writer is emerging: the professional athlete.  With Twitter, guys like Shaq can talk directly to their fans without worrying that some writer is going to mis-quote them in an online or print piece.  The message is broadcast immediately and is more genuine.  Additionally, Twitter allows Shaq’s fans to respond to his Tweets.  It is a conversation instead of a one-way communication.

Many other athletes have jumped on the Twitter bandwagon lately.  One player has been reprimanded for Tweeting at half-time of an important game and an NBA owner was fined for Tweeting about a bad call by a referee.  Some teams hate the new technology, others like the Phoenix Suns, embrace it.  The Suns have practically every person in their organization on Twitter and have leveraged the service to gain more interaction with its fans and increase ticket sale drives.

Will Twitter put more sports journalists out of business?  How will PR managers control their athlete clients when all it takes is a text message from a phone to blast a message out to over 500,000 people?  These are some interesting questions to ponder.

Darren Heitner has more experience in the sports agent industry than most people that are more than twice his age. He has created the first sports agent blog on the internet, SportsAgentBlog.com, which receives upwards of 5,000 unique visits per day from agents, athletes, media sources, and the general public.

 

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