Last Pitch Effort: That’s Mr. Greg Schick to you!

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Subject: To Greg Schick From Aaron Keogh at Matrix Stream reg: Video On Demand Press Release

Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 01:45:43 -0700

From: Aaron Keogh, Matrixstream

To: Greg

Meckbach, Editor, Communications & Networking

Hi Greg

Aaron here from Matrix Stream. I’m sending you our press release to see if you would be interested in doing an article on how our company will change the way the way you watch television. I would appreciate if you had a look at our press release and photo’s attached this e-mail. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your reply

Yours Truly Aaron Keogh

Publicist: Matrix Stream video on demand

Subject: PRESS RELEASE: Rare Photos of John & Yoko Ono

Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 13:58:52 -0700

From: Elliott Louis Gallery

To: Greg Meckbach, Editor, Communications & Networking




MAY 26 TO JUNE 2, 2004

Vancouver, B.C., May 4, 2004 — There had never been anything like it before: part political protest, part performance art, part media event and part honeymoon. Thirty-five years ago, on May 26, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono went to bed in a suite in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel, and invited the entire world to join them in seeking an alternative to violence and war in solving global political and social problems.

One photographer, Gerry Deiter, was there for the entire eight days.

Now, to honour the anniversary, an astonishing collection and sale of photographs of those historic moments opens on May 26, 2004 at the ElliottLouisGallery, 1540 West 2nd Avenue. Deiter, in conjunction with the gallery, has mounted an evocative exhibition that captures the magic and spirit of the time. Until June 2, for the first time Vancouverites can see 25 images in colour and black and white that celebrate John and Yoko’s example of peace and love. The Bed-In culminated in the recording on June 1st of what has become the world’s first truly global anti-war anthem, “”Give Peace a Chance.””

At the same time, a selection of photos from the collection will also open in Montreal at the Fairmont QueenElizabethHotel as part of Amnesty International’s 2004 Give Peace A Chance celebration. Justin Trudeau is on the organizing committee of several events including a huge sing-in of the famous Lennon song and will be attending the opening, along with the mayor of Montreal and Amnesty officials. “”I don’t know how many other artists have had a show open simultaneously in two different parts of Canada. I feel very honoured”” said Deiter.

Deiter shot hundreds of images of the event and the personalities involved, and photographed the taping of “”Give Peace a Chance.”” Accompanying John and Yoko on the recording were musician/comedian Tom Smothers, social activist Dr. Timothy Leary, religious leaders, peace activists and many supporters.

The images to be displayed and sold at theElliottLouisGallery were printed by the respected Vancouver photography laboratory, ABC Photocolour – Fine Arts Division, and represent the highest achievement of the print-maker’s art. A collector’s post card has also been printed by Allegra Printing, 211 West 2nd Avenue. Other support has come from Second City Signs and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

“”I am both excited and grateful to have this collection in my gallery”” says gallery owner Ted Lederer. “”The images are even more powerful today when you see the risks John and Yoko took to encourage others to seek peaceful solutions to war.””

Subject: Excavator bucket manufacturer

Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 9:39:55 +0300


To: Greg Meckbach, Editor, Communications & Networking

Dear Sir/Madam,

We found your address from internet search. We are manufacturer of all kinds of buckets, attachments, ripers,booms (long arms) for all kind of excavators and loaders located in Turkey, selling worldwide. We would like to work with your company.

As for our company “”Karke Makina””, I can send you some references on request. For example we manufacture all buckets for the company Borusan (Main distributor of CAT in Turkey) and many other big companies. For foreign market I can give you contact addresses of the main distributor of Volvo for Slovenia and Austria as reference which buy mainly from us.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on any requests or answers needed.

Awaiting your response.

Best Regards,

Mustafa Erzurum

Sales Manager

Karke Makina

Comment: [email protected]


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