Out to lunch

first_imgMEPs have a new dedicated sandwich bar in the Parliament building in Brussels.The new facility can seat up to 30 people as well as offering nine ‘standing’ places. Proof, if it were needed, that MEPs know which way their bread is buttered.UK Socialist MEP Eryl McNally has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration, in recognition of her efforts to improve understanding between France and Britain, particularly in the fields of language and culture.McNally, who represents the east of England, was presented with the decoration by Gerard Errera, France’s ambassador to the UK. The Legion d’Honneur was first minted by Napoleon 200 years ago. Italian MEP Pietro-Paolo Mennea, the former sprinter who competed in five Olympics, felt he’d be a world champion from the age of 12. Too fleet of foot for his peers, he recalls how he honed his running skills in his home town of Barletta by racing against cars instead.“At the signal they burned the rubber and I started to run: I always came in first.”We can only assume he was up against Fiats, not Ferraris… When it comes to cheesy corporate messages, you really need to go that extra mile just to get noticed…and boy, did one gift from the Belgian offices of global PR firm Porter Novelli make an impression on the men – and women – of EV. Discreetly clad in a slim brown envelope addressed to ‘Ms Editorial Desk’, the Novelli staff had a real ace up their sleeve: a full deck of playing cards featuring snapshots of the entire team (sans official titles, although we have deduced that Luc – the Jack of Clubs – is the supreme commander of the deck). A slim-faced blonde named Valérie was the most popular among our Mr Men, while the Ms Editorials were especially drawn to the dashing, dark Jurgen. The pair of them can feel free to stop by our offices anytime!They say good news travels fast and news of the success of Entre Nous (among the most-eagerly read pages in European Voice) has reached the good folk behind popular Belgian beer Maes.The brewer has produced a range of new beer mats which carries the message: “Entre nous, c’est Maes”.To the beer boys, we can only say: “Cheers!”last_img read more

Train Derails at Chicago Underground Station

first_imgCHICAGO (WLS) – Police say 32 people were injured when a CTA Blue Line train derailed at the O’Hare station early Monday. The eight-car train derailed at the station about 2:50 a.m. CTA spokesman Brian Steele said the front two cars suffered the most damage. At least ten ambulances were called to the scene. Of the injuries, four were serious, 28 were in good condition, and none appeared to be life threatening.last_img

Schwarzenegger/California in Global Warming Lead

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreHere is an article revealing a real solution by California to tackle global warming. In the next two months the Democrat-controlled state legislature, working with Republican Governor Schwarzenegger, are set to enact two new laws that would make the state North America’s leader in addressing global warming. The measures would reduce the state’s carbon dioxide emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img