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Alert: T S Eliot Estate $40 million cheese marketing deal announcement today

London, UK: T S Eliot marketing deal sets stage for global cheese-eating campaign Announced today is the first major licensing agreement inked by the T S Eliot Estate: a US$40 million international sponsorship agreement with Dairy Management, the marketing agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, and the East Asia Milk Marketing Board. They will

By |2013-04-02T08:31:31-05:00April 1st, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments

Chinese Firm To Build Friendship Wall between Mexico and US

1 April 2012, Great Barrington, Massachusetts—While construction slows in China, new opportunities for foreign investment and international cooperation beckon. The Northeastern Friendship Construction and Heavy Industry Transportation and Advertising Company (NFCHITAC), a division of National Pacific Patriotic People's Southern Construction, Investing, Securities, and Commercial Services Group (NPPPSCISCSG), has been selected for the construction of what is

By |2013-04-02T09:13:32-05:00April 1st, 2012|Uncategorized|4 Comments

The “Rise of China” Takes on New Meaning

1 April 2011, Great Barrington, Massachusetts—As concern about China’s global stature intensifies, a preoccupation with height has surged in the Middle Kingdom. Last month, a wildly popular text message circulated in China, claiming that American dominance on the world stage is the result of the fact that US presidents are consistently taller than their political rivals

By |2013-04-02T09:50:21-05:00April 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

China to Celebrate American 4th of July Holiday

1 April 2010, Great Barrington, MA—In order to build on the new spirit of cooperation evident in a meeting on Monday between President Barack Obama and the new Chinese ambassador Zhang Yesui, China will celebrate the 4th of July, American Independence Day, this year. The 4th of July is celebrated with parades, barbeques, and fireworks, which

By |2013-04-02T09:17:59-05:00April 1st, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Was Töfood töo convincing?

I'm rather disappointed. People seem to have believed my April Fools Day joke. Tom says this means it was really good, but I'm not so sure. Anyhow, here it is for anyone who missed it, and do click that link at the end of the paragraph. China introduces global food sensation: Töfood 1 April, 2009, Great Barrington,

By |2013-04-02T09:57:43-05:00April 1st, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

April Fool’s Day, retrospectively

I'm afraid I completely missed April Fool's Day this year—I didn't go online to read the British papers, which always come up with great stories, and I didn't write a story for our own newsletter either, as I have the last couple of years. My favorite was the one for 2005, below, because some people believed

By |2013-04-02T10:00:51-05:00April 4th, 2007|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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