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Oct. 29, 2009
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Burglars Steal Atlanta Shriners' Little Parade Cars
from WXIA-TV
In the world of burglary and thievery, stealing the Shriners' little cars just might be as heinous as someone stealing Bozo's big, red, rubber nose from his circus dressing room, or stealing Santa's sleigh just before his annual debut at the mall parking lot. More

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Can Africa Afford Sporting Events?
from The BBC
The Under-17 World Cup is underway in Nigeria, Africa, but the government nearly pulled the plug due to finances. Is the money spent on hosting sporting events really worth it? More

Visa Extends Olympics Sponsorship Through 2020 Games
from MediaBuyerPlanner
Visa has renewed its sponsorship of the Olympic Games. The credit card will now be the only credit card accepted at the Olympic Games through the conclusion of the Summer Games in 2020. More

Event Organizers may Face Higher Street-use Fees in Fort Worth, Texas
from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Nonprofit groups, including the Cowtown Marathon and other fundraisers in Fort Worth, Texas might have to pay thousands of dollars more to hold their events on city streets, depending on discussions about a new street-use ordinance. More

Forty Events Planned to Celebrate One-year Countdown of Asian Games
from Xinhua News Agency
Organizers of the 16th Asian Games, part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia, will be staging 40 events with the theme of "Guangzhou Invites the World" to commemorate the one year countdown to the games on Nov. 12. More

Rodeos Likely to End Tobacco Sponsorships
from The Standard-Examiner
There is great news for families that enjoy the sport of rodeo. We are one step closer to tobacco-free rodeo events. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announced earlier this month that U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (and their new parent company ALTRIA - AKA Philip Morris) will be ending their sponsorship agreement with the PRCA at the end of this year. More

Charisma Floats and Designs is a premier builder of award winning floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade and floral designer for the Academy Awards Oscar celebration. More

Events Sector Helped by Govt Boost
from AisiaOne News
A scheme through which the Singapore Tourism Board supports business events has helped more event organizers, including new entrants, after it was enhanced in February. At the opening of the second ITB Asia travel trade show, Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said that, from March until now, STB received nearly 300 new applications, more than double the number seen for the same period last year. More

The Pumpkin Festival's Future Lies in its Economic Impact
from The Keen Sentinel
No two pumpkin festivals are alike. For example, from year to year tallies of jack-o'-lanterns and visitors go up and down according to the weather. Also, the way festivals are run varies from place to place. More

New Tournament of Roses Head is Los Angeles Times Executive
from The Los Angeles Times
The Tournament of Roses announced that it had picked Scott McKibben as its new executive director, effective Nov. 30. McKibben, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, will replace Mitch Dorger, who announced his retirement earlier this year. More

Showsec Wins Security Excellence Award
from Lighting & Sound International
Showsec was recognized for achieving excellence in four award categories during this October's Security Excellence Awards. Most notably, for the fourth consecutive year, the company won the "Event Security Team of The Year" award, collected by London area manager Paul Legge from presenter Ronnie Corbett. More

Sawai Gandharva Festival Postponed
from The Times of India
The H1N1 scare has taken its toll on the prestigious and much-awaited Sawai Gandharva music festival. Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal officials announced on that the 57th edition of the festival will be postponed. More


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