Penguin Books Announces Publication Of New Lorien Legacies Series

Penguin Books has announced it is to publish ‘I Am Number Four’ by Pittacus Lore, the first instalment of The Lorien Legacies, a mind-blowing new thriller series.

I Am Number Four is a tale of John Smith (aka Number Four) as he desperately tries to outrun his past, escape his mortal enemies the Mogadorian, blend into normal student life and above all pray his newly found powers, legacies from home; Planet Lorien, don’t give him away before he can complete his destiny and protect his future.

In an unprecedented move for Penguin, I Am Number Four will be published simultaneously in two editions on 26 August 2010 – one for adults (Michael Joseph) and a second for Young Adult readers (Razorbill). It has already captured the imagination of publishers around the globe and translation rights have been snapped up by over 18 territories worldwide. The film rights for I Am Number Four have been snapped up by Spielberg for DreamWorks and the movie will be hitting screens in early 2011.

“It became clear after only a few chapters that I Am Number Four is far more than an exceptional thriller, it’s a book to fall in love with”, said Mari Evans, Fiction Publisher for Michael Joseph.

“I Am Number Four has everything you could wish for: a killer hook, fabulous compelling writing, thrills, tension and surprisingly tender moments. It’s fantastic entertainment”, commented Puffin Fiction Editor, Sarah Hughes.

Film rights have been acquired by Steven Spielberg for Dreamworks and the movie is due to be released in cinemas in early 2011. I Am Number Four the film will be directed by DJ Caruso and produced by Michael Bay, with an all-star cast including Alex Pettyfer and Glee’s Dianna Agron.

Visitors to the site will be able to discover their own Lorien Legacy, as well as enjoying extended content such as character profiles, breaking news on I Am Number Four and background information. By taking the Legacy Test users will be able to video themselves in action with their new found power. Supported by social media sharing functions, the video and Legacy Test will be pushed out to Facebook, Twitter and other networks, extending the awareness of the series and the site functionality.

“Number Four is a hero for this generation”, Michael Bay.

About Penguin Books
Penguin was established in 1935 and is one of the world’s leading consumer publishing businesses. Penguin publishing comprises the following imprints: Allen Lane, Fig Tree, Hamish Hamilton, Michael Joseph, Penguin, Penguin Classics, Puffin and Viking. Penguin has offices in 15 countries and is part of the international media company Pearson as well as providing an online bookstore.

About Pittacus Lore
Pittacus Lore is a Loric Elder, from the Planet Lorien, which is three hundred million miles away. He is approximately ten thousand years old. He has been to Earth hundreds of times, and he is here now.

Pittacus Lore is available for interview.

PR Contact Details
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ENER-G has launched a new ENER-G Sustainable Technologies division – specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of heat pumps

Through its exclusive partnership with four leading manufacturers, the company is providing one of the widest selections of ground source, gas absorption, air source and water loop heat pump technologies in the UK.

The new division expands ENER-G’s existing ground source heat pump operation into a building services focused business that can provide total heat pump solutions for all types of heating and cooling applications utilising heat pumps ranging from 1kW to 1000kW capacity.

ENER-G Sustainable Technologies has relocated its Nottinghamshire base from Ollerton into larger premises in Mansfield, which will accommodate its anticipated year-on-year growth.

Managing Director, Paul Burley said: “Our in-house expertise and resources means we can see the whole job through from initial feasibility through to project handover. We operate our own drilling rigs and offer complete in-house services from specialist design, through to complete project management, installation and maintenance of heat pump technologies. We also have the ability to supply bespoke manufactured heat pumps in a variety of sizes to accommodate complex customer briefs, particularly where space is restricted.”

The introduction of the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in April 2011 is expected to stimulate further demand in the sector, providing significant subsidy payments of up to 7.5 pence per kWh for 15 to 23 years that will dramatically reduce the payback period on ground source and air source heat pump technology.

Explains Paul Burley: “This legislation will support a range of heating and cooling systems at all levels, from small businesses and offices, and public sector buildings right up to large factories. A 200kW ground source heat pump operating eight hours a day – typical for a school or moderately sized business premises – would create an annual incentive of approximately £18,000. Similarly, a 200kW air source pump operating in comparable circumstances would lead to a financial gain of around £7,000 per year.

“ENER-G’s expertise in delivering these technologies for all sizes and types of application is unsurpassed. We are currently looking at introducing attractive finance packages which will fund the installation, along with operation and maintenance of the technology at minimal cost to the client”.

Heat pumps supply more energy than they consume by using a refrigeration cycle to absorb heat from the environment and raise it to a suitable level for heating buildings or providing hot water. The process can operate in a reverse cycle to provide cooling for buildings as well. Heat pumps can provide a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional technologies.

When combined heat and power is used to drive heat pumps, further energy savings and CO2 reductions can be achieved. ENER-G is using these two technologies in tandem to power the new Malvern Community Hospital, which will be one of the greenest hospitals in the UK.

ENER-G Sustainable Technologies has won official certification for its expertise in renewable heat pump technology. The Approved Contractor certificate recognises the quality of ENER-G’s design, supply, and installation heat pumps, in line with exacting technical standards set out by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. The company is also a member of the UK Ground Source Heat Pump Association.

The business is part of the UK-based ENER-G group of companies which employs more than 760 people worldwide, with operating and joint venture companies in 16 countries. It develops, manufactures, delivers and finances energy efficient and renewable solutions, including: combined heat and power, biogas utilisation, geothermal energy, heat pumps, efficient lighting, controls, metering and data solutions, and new generation energy from waste. This is accompanied by a wide range of energy and water consultancy and energy procurement services.

For further information contact ENER-G Sustainable Technologies on 01623 666340,

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Contact Details: ENER-G Holdings plc
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British Airways Launches The Great Big Sale

British Airways launches its great big sale with thousands of flights in all cabins and hundreds of holidays on offer.

The twenty day sale offers discounted flights to over 100 destinations worldwide as well as 100’s of holidays for various travel departures from August 26, 2010 right through to June 30, 2011.

To launch the sale, model Nell McAndrew posed on a big deck chair (the size of a double-decker bus) outside Tower Hill in London wearing her favourite beach wear – a Melissa Odabash bikini.

Nell said: “I’m excited to be launching BA’s great big sale. Bag a bargain and jet off in style and comfort to one of many destinations.”

For a late summer getaway, hot spots include flights to Dubai, Antigua and Grenada. Those looking for ski breaks head to North America and experience the Rockies with deals on flights to Denver and Vancouver. For short city breaks, British Airways have a wide selection of destinations such as Zurich or Geneva.

Travellers wishing to jet-off in style and experience British Airway’s award-winning Club World beds can check out flights to Cairo, Delhi, New York,
Bermuda and Calgary. BA also offers flights to Barbados and Houston that allow customers to take advantage of the luxurious first class cabin.

Destinations closer to the UK include Jersey, Dubrovnik and Salzburg as well as Gothenburg in Sweden, which a new BA route takes-off to at the end of November.

As well as special offers on flights, British Airways is offering value for money holiday packages in a variety of destinations such as a two night stay at the 3-star Merton Hotel in Jersey that includes return BA flights from Gatwick and accommodation only. Package deals at Sharm El Sheikh’s 3-star Oriental Rivoli also include return BA flights from Gatwick and accommodation only.

A new BA non-stop twice weekly service to Cancun commences November 3, 2010 and customers can stay for seven nights at the 5-star Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya including return BA flights from Gatwick and accommodation on an all-inclusive basis. Those looking for complete escapism can check out holidays in the Maldives and relax for seven nights at the 4-star Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi including return BA flights from Gatwick, in-resort transfers and accommodation on an all-inclusive basis.

British Airways offer fly-drive holidays in exciting destinations such as Orlando including return BA flights from Gatwick and inclusive Avis car rental.

Richard Tams, British Airways head of UK & Ireland Sales, said: “This sale is a great opportunity for anyone looking for last minute getaways, winter sun, ski or city breaks to take advantage of savings in all our cabins. We also have a great range of holiday packages available on where you can save even more time and effort by using our new ‘lowest price holiday finder’ with the added reassurance of ATOL protection.”


Notes to editors:
The sale runs from August, 26 2010 until midnight on September, 14 2010 All packaged holiday offers are based on two sharing and are ATOL protected

About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations – including holidays, hotels, flights, car hire and experiences. Customers can save time and money with when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers’ expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

For further British Airways / British Airways Holidays Ltd media information please contact:
Katja Cooper
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Companies around the world losing thousands of pounds in website downtime

Companies located around the World are being urged to become more aware of the financial costs of web downtime.

Andrew Hilton, Technical Director at QuadroNation, said companies were in danger of losing thousands of pounds in revenue after recent studies showed almost one in four companies have suffered an outage that lasted more than one business day.

Amazon and Twitter are just two of the major brands that have been affected, having both experienced one full hour of outage earlier this week.

In order to combat the problem and after requests from their customer base, Andrew and the team have developed a web monitoring service entitled ‘UporNot’, which alerts businesses the minute they have an issue with their website, email server or any web accessible service for that matter.

Andrew said: “When a company suffers from IT downtime it means that it is having a direct affect on that business. Some firms can lose up to £10,000 an hour or even a staggering £1m a day, which means that the problem needs to be taken more seriously.”

“What we have now created is a tool to stop that from happening. The moment there is something wrong with a website, we are alerted and the problem can be rectified as soon as possible.”

The need for strategic IT support is becoming increasingly important as firms strive to provide high levels of service to retain long-standing customers.

Andrew added: “IT support companies are still as invaluable as ever to any business, however, if a site goes down, it has to be treated in a different way than when there is something wrong with an email system, for example and being aware of the issue is really the first step.”

UporNot, which has now gone live, has already attracted global interest as it provides its services to companies around the world.

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