Monday, 13 August 2012

Hillgrove PR Supports Kelly Holmes’ Efforts to Improve School Sports in the UK

Double gold winner and the adviser on school sports, Kelly Holmes has commented on Twitter to support PE in schools, opposing the present government stance. If we need to sustain the current glory in Olympics, we’ll have to listen to experienced hands like Madame Kelly Holmes.

We at Hillgrove PR feel that the current status of sports in the UK schools is not healthy. The problem began when the education secretary Michael Gove in 2010 slashed funding for school sports partnerships and also watered the regulations regarding compulsory hours for PE and the annual survey for sport participation. The school sports partnerships were meant to boost the quality and variety of sport available to students.

Hillgrove PR has learnt that the government has cut a significant amount from the school sports budget and it’s going to negatively impact the standard of sports activities.
The Team GB has maintained 3rd position in the medal tally at London Olympics with 25 Gold medals after 12 days of the game. It’s a great achievement while comparing its 19 Gold haul in the last Olympics held at Beijing. In order to keep up this standard and for us to hold our heads high in the next Olympics, Hillgrove PR and the whole nation expect concrete steps from the part of the government.

Hillgrove PR invites all sports loving people to comment on this issue in order to attract the attention of our political leaders and the concerned authorities to help amicably solve this issue.

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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Apple Eying the Twitter Advantage – Hillgrove PR Exclusive

Opinion column from the Hillgrove PR news desk. Hillgrove PR, London analyses the influence of social media in today's world.

Apple Inc. are said to be planning to invest hundreds of millions of dollars with Twitter, that’ll make this social micro-blogging site worth over $10 billion. A report in this tune has been published by The New York Times, even though Twitter and Apple Inc. have not officially confirmed it.

Apple may be looking to utilize the social media influence and better integrate Twitter into its latest products. Major companies such as the Apple can’t stay away any longer from the social media, which greatly influences people on what they buy and how they spend their time and money.

Business, social and entertainment industries in the internet world belong to a huge ocean where the smart fish traps the weaker ones! One has to be ahead of change to succeed. The Apple has a huge market of phones and tablets, and they sell applications, games, music and movies. Obviously, the social media networking sites and its millions of users are enviable markets for Apple Inc.

As a professional PR consultancy, Hillgrove PR has an excellent reputation for understanding the social media and its increasing control over a wide spectrum of audience in a local as well as global perspective. And we at Hillgrove PR are sure that Apple will be clinching a deal with Twitter or some other powerful social interaction media in the near future.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Penguin Flexes Its Muscles into the Self-Publishing Arena – From HillgrovePR News Desk

Hillgrove PR’s News wing looks into the latest trend where traditional book publishers are showing enthusiasm in the self-publishing sector.

Penguin has included self-publishing into its fold, latest media reports revealed. It has taken over Author Solutions Inc. (ASI), one of the largest self-publishing ventures in the world, for $116 million, which will now function as a separate entity under the Penguin umbrella.

This may boost book writing and more authors will now try out self-publishing with the patronage of a huge traditional book producer like Penguin. It’s sure that the Penguin Group’s control will also certainly raise the standard of self published books.

The self-publishing sector has the advantage of low-cost digital distribution and it has acquired great popularity these days with the exponential growth of social media and the participation of a massive global audience. The traditional book publishers are now looking to spread their wings over this huge audience base opened up by the social media.

Both the CEO’s of Penguin and ASI remarked that the deal paves way for the mainstreaming of self-publishing, all the way imparting Penguin with scalable data and expertise on self-publishing.

We at Hillgrove PR think that this could be the beginning of a new trend where other traditional book producers will follow the steps of the Penguin Group. And it is for the good of everyone – the writers, readers and the book publishing industry. As self-publishing merges with the traditional publishing, it’s expected that both will grow in a mutually beneficial way. 

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

“God particle” – the genius who predicted about it 48yrs ago!

In a great discovery in physics, the CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) scientists were successful in finding out a sub-atomic particle almost consistent with the Higgs boson alias God particle, believed to be a crucial building block that led to the formation of the universe, the media said.

Hinting at the infinite nature of the Universe, Richard Hillgrove, noted journalist, PR consultant and corporate brand promoter in the United Kingdom, wrote about this discovery, on Twitter (@richhillgrove): “#Physicists celebrate the discovery of #Higgs boson aka God particle. Great finding! But there will always be some unsolved secrets left with #God!”

When Higgs – then a 34 year-old physicist at Edinburgh University – first introduced a radical concept that an invisible field (God particle) strewn across space gave mass to the building blocks of the universe, the theory was ridiculed by many scientists. 

But, Higgs' critics laughed at him for failing to grasp the basic principles of physics! Now where are those critics- the mediocre minds who couldn't grasp the genius in Higgs? Please don’t attack somebody who may come up with strange theories because the universe is infinite, and what science knows about it is not even one percentage of the whole thing! Albert Einstein had rightly said that great spirits will have to face harsh opposition from mediocre minds…

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Who Owns Your Tweets, Yourself or the Social Media Site? - Hillgrove PR

News analysis about social media and the ownership of your posts, brought to by Hillgrove PR, London.

“Twitter’s terms of service make absolutely clear that its users ‘own’ their own content. Our filing with the court reaffirms our steadfast commitment to defending those rights for our users,” Twitter’s lawyer, Ben Lee, said during court hearings in a case involving a user arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.

Supporting the stand taken by Twitter, the American Civil Liberties Union commended Twitter for defending free speech rights of its users. But a US court has ordered Twitter to release old messages and details about the user, saying defendant’s privacy would not be violated if the tweets were handed over. “If you post a tweet, just like if you scream it out the window, there is no reasonable expectation of privacy,” Judge Matthew Sciarrino wrote in his decision, according to a news report by BBC on 2nd July 2012.

The Twitter company was disappointed with the court ruling. The social networking site tried to convince the court that it misunderstood how the Twitter service worked. The BBC news service reported that Twitter said the Stored Communications Act gave its members the right to challenge requests for information on their user history, and that it did not want to take on legal battles that its users could pursue independently. But the court seemed not impressed with the arguments made by Twitter and this latest ruling is sure to become an important law point concerning such cases in the future.

Recently another social networking site, the Facebook, encountered legal suits against the way it uses its ‘Like’ button where its users were automatically becoming unpaid sponsors or promoters when they click Like on a product or service advertised by Facebook. The Facebook has then agreed to give a chance or option to its users to decline the opportunity to be unpaid endorsers.

Taking into account the large-scale popularity the social media enjoys today, Hillgrove PR stands firm with the point that the governments around the world will have to formulate clear-cut rules and regulations on issues like privacy of individual users, exploitation of the users by advertising giants and also illegal utilization of this media by antisocial elements.

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Around 900 Million Users, Over $100 Billion Market Value; Why Are Facebook Shares Still Gloomy?!

Hillgrove PR, London, the top-notch PR agency, looks into the prospects of Facebook after the issue of its IPO.

Morgan Stanley and other brokerages who managed Facebook's IPO entry into the share market expressed optimism about its long-term potential in recently published reports. And most of these brokerages expect the social media giant to garner a significant share of the huge internet advertising market, considering its 900 million or so large user base.

But there was a general opinion that Facebook's business model was unclear and there were questions about how it plans to make money from the growing number of users logging in through smartphones and other mobile devices.

Currently, the Facebook share stands about 13% below its $38 initial offer price.

Hillgrove PR has the opinion that Facebook should revitalise their public relations and marketing strategy to make use of the 900 million opportunities it has!

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Another Setback for Facebook – Hillgrove PR Exclusive

Facebook faces another setback as it pays out $10million to five users for putting adverts in their Timelines, after lawsuits were filed in a California court – Hillgrove PR has learned.
Millions of other Facebook users could follow suit following this remarkable court settlement. And if it goes like that it’ll be disastrous for the social media site, which is facing hurdles one after another, after the recent sale of its IPO shares.
Hillgrove PR is of the opinion that Facebook needs to work out more serious steps towards corporate PR issues.
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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko Haunted Again -Hillgrove PR Analyses the Situation

Olexander Tymoshenko, the husband of jailed Ukrainian former prime minister and the present opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, accused President Viktor Yanukovich on Thursday, 14 Jun, of destroying justice in the former Soviet republic after Yanukovich linked his foe to a 16-year-old murder case, Reuters reported.
Yulia Tymoshenko, who is currently on hospital bed due to severe back trouble, is serving a seven year jail term imposed by the ruling party. The West and the European Union believes that the punishment awarded to the former PM is politically motivated.
Yulia Tymoshenko in April accused the prison guards of beating her and observed a hunger strike. This prompted some of the European leaders to boycott part of the Euro2012 football tournament being co-hosted by Ukraine.
Yulia, the two-time PM of Ukraine, which is the estranged part of former Soviet Union, was spearheading the country into the European Union, whereas the present government is more Russia biased. The Ukraine’s parliament recently gave initial approval to a law that will make Russian an official language and threatens to split the country along geographical and cultural lines.The move met severe resistance in parts of the country.
UK Public relations agency Hillgrove PR has been engaged by Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of Yulia Tymoshenko, to represent her personal communications with the media, and to highlight the plight of her ailing mother in the Western media.

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Welcome to the London Olympics2012 – Comments from Hillgrove PR

Motorists are told to avoid the London city for up to a month during the London Olympics2012 to facilitate VIP travel in the Games Lanes, the Daily Mail reported. Traffic jams and long queues everywhere will haunt Londoners during the mega event. This is perhaps the other side of #Olympics2012!

Travel restriction along these 30 miles of road (Games Lanes), part of a wider 109-mile circuit called the Olympic Route Network, is meant for taking dignitaries from their hotels around Park Lane and Mayfair to the venues across the London city in luxury BMWs, the report said.

However, people will forget all the troubles as sportsman spirit and enthusiasm will compensate everything else. There is also great news like the one that says artistic director Danny Boyle will take the world's sports fans spellbound by turning the Olympic Stadium into the tranquil and aesthetic atmosphere of the British countryside view in one of the largest sets ever built.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Internet blackout in July? Hillgrove PR news impact

Google has warned about possible worldwide internet disruptions or blackout on or after 9 July due to a powerful computer virus. The alert will be displayed at the top of the Google search screen of infected computers to create awareness. 

It is feared that the virus might have affected millions of computers around the world. The FBI had already set up a safety net months ago using government computers to prevent internet disruptions for those infected users, but will withdraw the support from 9July, a media report said.

Check and watch out for the Google alert on your system to see whether your computer is affected and what possible remedial measures can be taken.

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Leaping from 2,400ft without a parachute - Hillgrove PR special

A British stuntman leapt 2,400ft from helicopter without parachute and landed safe onto a crash-pad of cardboard boxes. He was wearing a specially-made wing suit and had trained for weeks in Switzerland and Italy ahead of the jump, leaping from mountains and cliffs to practice gliding in his wing suit. 

He is said to have studied the flight of kite birds to improve his technique in the wing suit.

More such brave attempts and further technical improvements in this 'wing suit' can sometimes lead to the making of some sort of craft or suit that may help human to safely glide in the air. After all, many great achievements started from simple steps of trial-and-error methods - just a crazy thought!!!

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Rewritable memory encoded into DNA of living cells

A research team led by Jerome Bonnet, a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, succeeded in encoding, storing and erasing digital data within the DNA of living cells.

The human body cells could thereby be doctored to slow down the aging process. This encoding of the DNA could also lead to destroying or repairing of certain cancerous cells...

This research finding could pave way for great achievements in the field of medical science.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Yahoo to sell its stakes in Alibaba - Hillgrove PR analyses the situation

Struggling internet giant Yahoo intends to collect around $7.1bn by selling its stake in Alibaba, the top e-commerce company in China.

Facebook and other social media sites should closely watch the troubles in Yahoo as they could also face the same situation sometimes in the future.

Comments from Hillgrove PR:

One reason for Yahoo's problems may be mismanagement, but the fact that people (users) always look for change and may abandon current sites for newer ones, should be a point of concern for all social media sites. Keep it in mind and always be ahead of the change to survive.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Get ready for important turning points in the Eurozone

Greece is planning fresh elections on 17 June as final talks to form a coalition failed on Tuesday. A senior judge has been appointed to head the interim government. 

There is fear that Greece will not be able to overcome the debt crisis and IMF started signalling the country's exit from the Eurozone. 

Comments from Hillgrove PR:

It's a high possibility that more people will vote for parties opposing the austerity measures in the new election. And if it happens, it'll culminate in a Greek exit from the euro. 

Get ready for important turning points that'll affect the future of Europe and its common currency, the Euro.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Is Facebook just a 'passing fad'? - Hillgrove PR comments

An Associated Press-CNBC poll says half of Americans still think Facebook is just a 'passing fad' and doubts whether the bubble of its popularity will last. 

With around 900million global users, Facebook is all set to become the first $100billion IPO and will stop taking the IPO orders on May 16, two days ahead of schedule, because of strong demand. 

People more and more are heavily dependent on social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. for socialising and also for business purposes. 

So as a PR agency, we don't think that these social media sites are just a passing fad.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

A global cooling on the way?

Around 2,800 years ago, the Earth went through an abrupt period of cooling, caused by the sun with a 'solar minimum' activity, and the same could happen again soon, DailyMail reported.

Scientists at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geo-sciences using modern methodological approach analysed lake sediment in Lake Meerfelder Maar in the Eifel(Germany), and found direct evidence of a sudden cooling caused by a 'solar minimum'.

The current solar activity is said to be in a maximum mode with solar storms, sun spots etc. that can be a factor boosting the global warming and climate change. The scientists assume that this hyper activity period will be followed by a quiet Sun, causing a Solar minimum with cooling effect.

So, is it - the so called 'Global Cooling' - the nature's remedy for the ongoing global warming?! And can we assure ourselves that the predicted bad effects of Global warming will be automatically nullified by the opposite effects of Global Cooling?

P.S. These theories are not yet proven and the idea that the sun might affect climate on Earth so profoundly are controversial subjects. 

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PM Cameron and French President-elect Hollande at odds with Eurozone crisis

PM Cameron: "The euro is a project in transition that could go in a number of different ways ... all these countries have to make their own choices."

Is he hinting that Euro will not last long? The Europe to face economic chaos if the ongoing economic crisis is not solved in a reasonable time frame.

The PM further said the Euro needs single government to sustain.

Meanwhile, French leader Hollande said he is aiming at new Europe-wide taxes to neuter the City of London. 

Hollande's inexperience could further weaken the Euro!

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Richard Hillgrove's Published Tweets Apr2012 -Prt3

 to be washed out in rain?! England witnesses the  April this time!

Many parents said to have second thoughts after naming their child. It's the age of 
 & makeups. Change is the new mantra!

Media mogul 
 drags big names like  and  at the Leveson Inquiry.The power play at the high echelons of power revealed!

 parking at airports in  without advance booking end up paying triple the amount for a week. Plan well before you go!

 claims they copied the technology of downed . Commonsense says if they copied US drone then they would have kept it a secret!

 loses first round; to face Hollande on May 6 runoff.  has the power to influence the economic future of .

Unprecedented arrangements made for 
-doping operation for the  20212. Say 'NO' to drugs!

The web &social media started increasingly influencing voters. It's vividly so in the coming 
. A Follow on Twitter = a vote?!

The dry continent of 
#Africa is said to be sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater. Lucky guys. In 2050, water will be costlier than oil!

Richard Hillgrove's Published Tweets Apr2012 -Prt2

#PM Cameron poised to close down the #Department for Culture, Media & Sport?! Axing the department will be suicidal if it is for funding#tax_cuts.

Evacuated Tube Transport or vacuum tubes could be next Gen super fast public transportation across the continents. The world on your palms!

After 39 missions to space, NASA's #Discovery_space_shuttle will now be displayed at #Smithsonian museum. Hats off to you, Discovery!

Angry tweets came on Facebook, twitter following 1hour#Gmail_disruption on 17 Apr. Without social media people feel like fish out of water!

 Prizes for the first time for online news outlets, The Huffington Post and Politico. The  is getting more powerful.

Research from  Banking Group said that rich  are thinking of living abroad. The  has taken its toll...

: It's about stars of the BBC series The Dragon's Den, their PR Secrets. "Like" it on Facebook:

Reports say Britain to face drought this summer. Are we heading for water rationing and is it related to  &?

A mother reportedly died because clips were left inside her body after keyhole surgery. Really tragic. I thought it happens only in fiction!

Scientists succeeded in genetically engineering human stem cells to search and kill  infected cells.You are on the Gateway to Greatness!

Richard Hillgrove's Published Tweets Apr2012 -Prt1

What's your opinion about ' new comedy ? - Can  be a subject for comedy?! I feel it's cruel ...

 cracks down on 'rumours', removes 210,000 online posts, closes 42 . The struggles for existence for a  regime!

Report: "70,000 newborns in Nigeria are 
 +ve." Leave aside research on weapons of mass destruction for a while and concentrate on HIV & !

, how do you feel after  displays are banned in the UK supermarkets? Does the 'out of sight, out of mind', principle work?

 suspends campaign (10Apr) but made no mention of . It's a matter of concern for Romney as conservative voters still not favour him. 

UK researchers say medical implants like insulin pumps or 
 are vulnerable to  - Seems like a  thriller!

Facebook to buy Instagram for $1bn. 
's photo filtering and sharing capability expected to give a facelift for . Facebook's strategic move can be viewed as the modern-day tactic of annihilating a possible competitor. 

Over 250,000 Americans to visit the UK for the 
. There could be interesting collission between US and !

 will be drinking beer in the latest Bond movie . Is it a big issue if Bond drops a life time habit of drinking martinis?

"Vanilla may push up costs of 
".  who are ice cream lovers can take this opportunity to say no to ice creams!

 becomes world's highest and longest". After the  , now comes the big bridge;  is aiming big!

Coworkers not happy with U.S. mega-jackpot winner who didn't share the money with them as promised! "Money, money, money Must be funny...."