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27 March 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, News

Robot Astronaut Kirobo Awarded Two Guinness World Records

 



Dentsu Inc. President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii announced today that Kirobo, the robot astronaut developed under the KIBO ROBOT PROJECT, a joint research project carried out in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, ROBO GARAGE Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has been awarded two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles. More ...


24 March 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles

All New Jaguar XF Performs World's Longest High-Wire Water Crossing

• All-New Jaguar XF completes world’s longest high-wire journey above London’s business district, Canary Wharf
• Only two 34mm carbon wires, suspended 18 metres above water, supported the vehicle
• High-wire water crossing stunned commuters and a global audience who watched online at jaguar.com/newxf
• 240 metre journey showcases the new XF’s lightweight credentials: 80kg lighter than the competition*
• Jaguar teamed up with Bond stuntman, Jim Dowdall to complete the daring stunt
• London reveal kicks off the launch of the all-new Jaguar XF, which is lighter, more efficient and more refined than its competitors
• The New XF is the second all new Jaguar to pounce in Jaguar's 80th anniversary year making 2015 the true ‘year of the cat’
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18 March 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Hublot at Baselworld 2015

 



2005 – 2015: Hublot celebrates the 10th anniversary of the iconic BIG BANG by unveiling 3 new models culminating in a $10 million collection, the Big Bang Unico '10 Years' Haute Joaillerie. More ...


17 March 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News

East Meets West - Longines FEI World Cupô Jumping North American League Launched

 



“East Meets West” – Big names launch Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League.

The brand new Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League was launched in Miami (USA) on Tuesday March 17th by three of the biggest names in the sport – Beezie Madden, the most decorated US female equestrian athlete of all time and currently the only woman in the top 10 of the Longines world rider rankings, American Gold Cup winner and FEI Solidarity Ambassador Jessica Springsteen, and Hannah Selleck, team and individual gold medallist at young rider level and one of the sport’s up-and-coming stars. More ...


17 March 2015  |  Business, Environment, News

Spaceship Lands in Nanjing? No it's Another Philips Lit Landmark

It looks like a giant spaceship or a design from the set of Blade Runner. This bold construction is the International Youth Culture Centre in Nanjing, China. Transforming the city’s skyline with a 16 million color palette and delighting locals and tourists alike, the façade of the 68-storey building, which houses a five-star hotel and offices, costs less than EUR 114 a day to light. 

This is because the building uses an energy-efficient dynamic color-changing computer controlled LED lighting system from Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting.

In this instance, the computer controlled LED lighting system saves an additional 60% in electricity used, compared to normal LED color lighting. More ...


15 March 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News

A Million Dollar Prize has Been Awarded to the World's Best Teacher

 



The biggest prize in the history of teaching has been won by American teacher Nancie Atwell ,who has established her own system for teaching children to read and write inspiring a lifetime’s passion for literature.

In front of a packed conference hall in Dubai, Nancie was given a standing ovation as she was awarded the inaugural Global Teacher Prize which brings with it prize money of a million US dollars. More ...


13 March 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Politics, Sports

Background Video Material to Support FIFA Executive Committee Meeting

 



In preparation for the FIFA Executive Committee meeting on the 19 and 20 March 2015, AP Assignments is distributing background video material on behalf of FIFA.

The video includes ground and aerial general views of FIFA’s headquarters, the building’s interiors, including the executive committee meeting room, World Cup trophies and other material to support any news packages around the meeting. More ...


12 March 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, News, Politics

As Syrian Conflict Enters its Fifth Year, Concerns Grow Over Continuing Refugee Burden

 



15 March will mark four years since the start of the Syrian conflict : the continuing strain on Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and  Egypt in hosting over 3.8 million Syrian refugees is taking its toll on the countries' economies and infrastructure.

Arrivals of new refugees are increasingly being restricted as the host countries express concern that resentment against the refugees’ extended presence could yet spill over into civil strife, and further destabilize the region – a fear echoed by a number of respected Middle East experts.

How can the international community help neighbouring countries and the refugees themselves cope with the impact of this crisis, as the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, with no end in sight? More ...


12 March 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News

Million Dollar Prize to be Awarded to the World's Best Teacher

 



12 March 2015: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

An unprecedented international search to find the world’s most exceptional teacher reaches a conclusion on Sunday at (15 March 2015) with the announcement of the first winner, who will receive a prize totaling one million dollars (USD).

The award is the brainchild of the Education Charity, the Varkey Foundation based in Dubai, and is being supported by educationalists and policy makers from around the world.

Former US President, Bill Clinton, is the honorary Chair of the Varkey Foundation. More ...


5 March 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

H&M Studio Shows its AW15 Collection for the Third Year at Paris Fashion Week

 



Sport and futurism are the themes at the H&M Studio fashion show for Autumn/Winter 2015, in a specially constructed lunar landscape inside the Grand Palais in Paris.

The show will be attended by both 600 international editors and guests, as well as a worldwide audience who will watch the show live on hm.com, specially hosted by the French fashion journalist and presenter Alexandra Golovanoff. More ...


2 March 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, News

Ebola: From Emergency to Recovery

 



3 MARCH GLOBAL CONFERENCE CHARTS THE WAY FORWARD IN FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

The European Union and key partners are organizing a major global conference on Ebola in Brussels on 3 March 2015.

The event, entitled 'Ebola, from emergency to recovery' will take stock of the fight against the outbreak, coordinate further action to eradicate the disease, and discuss the recovery process in the countries worst affected. More ...


28 February 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News

World's Most Prestigious Cigar Festival Lights Up Cuba (2)

 



Thousands flock to Havana as Cuba celebrates one of its biggest events of the year

Cuba’s world famous Festival del Habano takes place between 23 and 27 February against a backdrop of continued world-wide demand for Habano cigars, one of Cuba’s most important and sought after products. Cigars have been one of Cuba's signature products ever since Christopher Columbus saw natives smoking rolled up tobacco leaves when he first sailed to the Caribbean island in 1492. Group Habano had a turnover of approximately $450 million in 2014, making a significant contribution to the Cuban economy. More ...


25 February 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles

Experience Modern Mexico in the UK

Immersive pop-up pavilion travels to London’s South Bank to celebrate Year of Mexico in the UK.

Mexico launches interactive exhibition in Potters Fields Park, near City Hall, from Wednesday, 25 February until Wednesday, 11 March 2015.

The pop-up will take the form of a stunning white dome, housed within moments of London’s iconic landmarks, situated within the city’s buzzing South Bank, alongside the River Thames. More ...


24 February 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Lifestyles, News

World's Most Presitious Cigar Festival Lights Up Cuba (1)

 



Thousands flock to Havana as Cuba celebrates one of its biggest events of the year

Cuba’s world famous Festival del Habano takes place between 23 and 27 February against a backdrop of continued world-wide demand for Habano cigars, one of Cuba’s most important and sought after products. Cigars have been one of Cuba's signature products ever since Christopher Columbus saw natives smoking rolled up tobacco leaves when he first sailed to the Caribbean island in 1492. Group Habano had a turnover of approximately $450 million in 2014, making a significant contribution to the Cuban economy. More ...


23 February 2015  |  Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Idris Elba Puts the Jaguar XE Through its Paces on an Epic 750 Miles Road Trip #IDRISXEROADTRIP

 



23 February 2015: Today Jaguar has launched a short film documenting Idris Elba’s epic road trip from London to Berlin in the new Jaguar XE 2.0-litre i4 163PS diesel.

Pushing the Jaguar XE’s acclaimed technology and economical credentials to the limit over 750 miles, the journey ends with an outstanding fuel economy figure of 65mpg despite tough winter driving conditions. More ...


17 February 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, News

Fukushima: IAEA Team Completes Decommissioning Mission

 



An IAEA expert team today completed a third review of Japan's efforts to plan and implement the decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The International Peer Review of Japan's Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1-4 took place from 9 to 17 February 2015. More ...


12 February 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, News

Three Norwich Holiday Inn® Hotels and City Airport Set for Takeover by 100 College Students

100 college students have taken over the running of three Norwich Holiday Inn hotels and Norwich International Airport this week in one of the most ambitious work experience events ever to be held in the UK.

Taking place from 9 to 13 February, Hotel and Airport Takeover is one of the most ambitious student work experience events in the UK. 2015 will be the biggest yet and will involve three Holiday Inn hotels, part of one of the world’s leading hotel companies, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®).  More ...


5 February 2015  |  Business, Environment, Lifestyles, News

Icelandair Guarantee You See the Northern Lights with the Launch of new Aurora Borealis Plane #MyStopover

 



Quincy, MA, February 5, 2015 - Icelandair helped alleviate the long days of darkness last night with the launch of their Aurora Borealis-themed plane, the Hekla Aurora. The launch, part of Icelandair’s #MyStopover campaign, culminated in Reykjavik as the plane flew over an illuminated Hallgrimskirkja church - a prelude to the city’s annual Winter Lights Festival which begins tomorrow. More ...


3 February 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, News, Politics

Visionary Chemical Engineer Robert Langer Wins the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Visionary chemical engineer Robert Langer wins the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been awarded to the groundbreaking chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine. The QEPrize is a global £1 million prize that celebrates the engineers responsible for a ground-breaking innovation that has been of global benefit to humanity. More ...


2 February 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Kickstart Ventures Inc 'Hot, and heating up: the Philippine startup innovation ecosystem picks up steam'

 



MANILA, Philippines - Richard Eldridge, COO and co-founder of verification and credit-scoring startup Lenddo, has been doing business in the Philippines for over a decade, so it is a well-informed perspective when he enthuses, "If you've just seen the ecosystem develop in the last two years, it's amazing! Now you've got places that are helping develop talent, which I think is one of the biggest things that has to happen here." More ...


29 January 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Launch of BBC BRIT - A New Global Channel from BBC Worldwide

The Stig – star of the worldwide smash hit show Top Gear has been immortalised as a giant 33ft high statue which has been positioned adjacent to The Palace of Science and Culture in the centre of Warsaw, Poland.

The towering sculpture which stands arms crossed surveying the country’s capital was specially commissioned to celebrate the launch of BBC BRIT - a new global brand from BBC Worldwide, which will be making its international channel debut in Poland on 1 February 2015. More ...


22 January 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

MICROSOFT 10 WINDOWS Event - Microsoft Previews Next Generation of Windows (Part 2)

 



At an event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft unveiled how Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the vast majority of Windows customers featuring a range of innovative experiences including a new web browser, Cortana across devices, new iniversal apps, and Xbox experiences. Windows 10 will extend across a broad range of devices including Microsoft Hololens and Microsoft Surface Hub.


22 January 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 Event - Microsoft Previews Next Generation of Windows (Part 1)

 



At an event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft unveiled how Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for the vast majority of Windows customers featuring a range of innovative experiences including a new web browser, Cortana across devices, new iniversal apps, and Xbox experiences. Windows 10 will extend across a broad range of devices including Microsoft Hololens and Microsoft Surface Hub.


21 January 2015  |  Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

IWC 'Journey To The Stars' Gala Dinner

IWC Schaffhausen CEO George Kern hosted the IWC 'Journey To The Stars' Gala dinner event during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2015 on Tuesday January. 20, 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was attended by an A-list cast of actors, models and Forumla 1 drivers. These included Christoph Waltz, Karolina Kurkova, Emily Blunt, Adriana Lima, Zhou Xun, Lewis Hamilton, Dev Pael, Emily Blunt and Nico Rosberg.


21 January 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Tommy Hilfiger Transform Sales Experience with Digital Showroom

 



The concept pioneers a new digital platform that revolutionizes the traditional sales experience.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (January 2015) – Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative digital sales showroom, located at its global headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The digital showroom revolutionizes the sales experience for retailers by offering them a more engaging and seamless buying approach. The interactive system blends collection information, sales tools and brand content in one seamless touchscreen interface. More ...


20 January 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

PwC Launches 18th Global CEO Survey Results in Davos, Switzerland

 



DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – 20 January 2015

Dennis Nally, Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers International, presented some of the key findings of PwC's annual survey of business leaders from around the world at a press briefing in Davos, Switzerland.
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