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22 May 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Land Rover Floats Giant Rugby Ball Along The Thames To Reveal Rugby World Cup 2015 Land Rover Defender

London, UK, May 22, 2015 – Land Rover today revealed the bespoke Defender that will transport the Webb Ellis Cup on a 100-day tour around the UK and Ireland in the build-up to Rugby World Cup 2015.

In true Land Rover style the Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender emerged from a giant rugby ball, which had floated up the Thames from Tilbury Docks to the world famous Tower Bridge.

Constructed at a secret location, the 8.2 metre high ball travelled 25 miles upriver on Thursday afternoon, passing London’s iconic landmarks; the Thames Barrier, North Greenwich Arena, Canary Wharf and finally passing through Tower Bridge before being moored at Butler’s Wharf.

At dawn, the ball opened to reveal the Land Rover Rugby World Cup 2015 Defender, with Land Rover Ambassador and Rugby World Cup 2003 winner Lewis Moody behind the wheel. After driving the vehicle out of the giant ball, Moody was met by his Rugby World Cup 2003 captain and fellow Land Rover Ambassador Martin Johnson. Johnson was on hand with the Webb Ellis Cup to place the prestigious Trophy in the vehicle’s bespoke display cabinet.
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15 May 2015  |  Entertainment, News

Wiener Wiesn Fest Celebrates Europe's Largest Traditional Costume Party

Wiener Wiesn Fest celebrates EUROWIESN NIGHT / Live music, tradition and customs, celebrating together and a good portion of joie de vivre – all this in glorious traditional attire: these are the cornerstones of the Wiener Wiesn Fest that dovetail perfectly into this year’s Eurovision Song Contest slogan “Building Bridges”. Enough for the Wiesn Fest to welcome people to its EUROWIESN NIGHT – Europe’s largest traditional costume party at the Lower Belvedere on 14th May.


14 May 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles

Best of British: Home-Grown Favourites Lead the Way in Kantar Worldpanel's Ranking of the UK's Most Chosen FMCG Brands

In its latest annual barometer of the nation’s most chosen FMCG brands, Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that four out of the top five brands are home-grown UK favourites with Bolton-based bread maker Warburtons leading the way. Other British favourites in the ranking include McVities, Hovis and Walkers. More ...


13 May 2015  |  News, Politics

The Agency for the Modernisation of Ukraine meets in Austria

Vienna, May 13, 2015 – Founded in March 2015, The Agency for the Modernisation of Ukraine (AMU) aims at uniting the knowledge of outstanding experts and experienced politicians from all over Europe. This cumulated know-how should conduce to the support of Ukraine and its further development. The programme process as a basis for this was launched today at the meeting of all the leaders in Vienna.

“We want to support Ukraine on the way of getting both feet standing firmly on the ground and becoming on a par with Europe”, describes the AMU President Michael Spindelegger, “the base for this would be the development of democracy and a flourishing economy.” More ...


11 May 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Michigan High School Senior Surprised with $120,000 Scholarship

 



St. Clair, MI - Seventeen-year-old Sean Lawrence earned a $120,000 college scholarship through a financial literacy program that rewards high school students for mastering personal finance. The St. Clair, Michigan, senior was deemed “most real- world ready” out of more than 93,000 high school students — from 5,621 U.S. classrooms — that competed in the budgeting simulation during this school year.  More ...


7 May 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Tag Heuer and Fernando Alonso at Star-Studded Barcelona Event

 



Story Summary: Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, 7 May 2015 Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer breathed new life into one of motorsport’s most enduring legends this evening when the great Ayrton Senna appeared in a stunning hologram form at a star-studded launch in downtown Barcelona.

A unique event organised in Barcelona and attended by Bianca Senna, Ayrton’s niece and Fernando Alonso from the McLaren-Honda team.

To mark this occasion, TAG Heuer is releasing the Senna special edition timepieces. More ...


29 April 2015  |  Business

Luminous Carpets™ by Philips and Tandus Centiva now available in North America

Now thanks to Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, and Tandus Centiva, a Tarkett company and leader in North American flooring, your carpet can tell you how to get out of a building in case of an emergency, or point you to the coffee machine or the restrooms. By integrating LED lights into commercial interior design, Philips and Tandus Centiva are using the floor carpet as a communication medium, changing a carpeted floor into a programmable messaging tool capable of informing, directing, welcoming and inspiring people. More ...


28 April 2015  |  Business, News

Cepsa Inaugurates its First Chemical Plant in Asia

 



Cepsa officially inaugurated its Shanghai chemical plant on Tuesday, its first industrial plant in Asia, and part of the broader international growth and expansion plans for the Company under shareholder IPIC (International Petroleum Investment Company). The plant will make Cepsa the world´s second largest producer of phenol and acetone with an annual capacity of 250,000 tons, and 150,000 tons respectively. More ...


28 April 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News

Inspired by Iceland Launches 'Ask Guðmundur', the World's First Human Search Engine

 



● Inspired By Iceland launches ‘Ask Guðmundur’, the world’s first human search engine, welcoming questions from the world. #AskGuðmundur #IcelandSecret
● Offering a human alternative to traditional online search engines, seven Icelanders named Guðmundur (male) or Guðmunda (female) across Iceland volunteered for the role, offering insider knowledge, advice and local secrets to tourists who want the ultimate Iceland experience
● Service aims to educate tourists about the diversity of Iceland in all seasons and the variety of activities and experiences across the country
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22 April 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Middle Schoolers in New Jersey Asked Pizza Hut to Make A Bacon Mac and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Crust Pizza, So They Did

 



Pizza Hut surprised local Mullica Hill, NJ middle schoolers with a Bacon Mac n’ Cheese Pretzel Stuffed Crust Pizza they dreamed up as a month-long statistics project. As part of the exercise, a group of students wrote Pizza Hut about their idea, and asked the company to give it a try. Little did they know, back in Plano, TX, not only would Pizza Hut read the letter, but that their team of chefs would begin working up a recipe for their idea. More ...


21 April 2015  |  Entertainment, News

LEGO Super Heroes: Avengers Age of Ultron

The UK’s largest LEGO statue is unveiled at the London premiere of LEGO Super Heroes: Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron at Westfield Shopping Centre, London, on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The life-size Hulk Buster Smash model stands over 2.5 meters high, 2.3 meters wide, weighs a ton and took six professional builders over 960 hours to create with over a million LEGO bricks, the most for any LEGO statue built in the UK.


11 April 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Sports

High Flying Sports Horses Go Business Class

 



No less than 40 of the world’s best sports horses are being flown from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport to Las Vegas, USA where they will compete in the key equestrian event of the year, the FEI World Cup™ Finals. The hugely valuable equine cargo, the estimated worth of which is €150 million, was loaded onto the Qatar Airways 777-300 ERF chartered freighter departing Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands at 04.25 CEST today (Saturday 11 April). The Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final and the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final will be held in the entertainment capital of the world from 15 to 19 April. More ...


9 April 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, News, Sports

The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships Highlights: Day 5

 



The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent from the 5 to 9 April 2015. 

The competition is the focal point of the season for young fencers from around the world. 

Athletes will compete in two age categories – cadets up to 17-years-old and juniors up to 20-years-old. More ...


8 April 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, Sports

The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships Highlights: Day 4

 



The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent from the 5 to 9 April 2015.

The competition is the focal point of the season for young fencers from around the world.

Athletes will compete in two age categories – cadets up to 17-years-old and juniors up to 20-years-old. More ...


7 April 2015  |  Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

The Comedians Premiere Event

 



THE COMEDIANS Premieres on FX Thursday, April 9 at 10 PM e/p

In The Comedians, Billy Crystal plays a comedy legend who is reluctantly paired with Josh Gad, an edgier up-and-coming star, in an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a fictional late night sketch comedy show where egos and generations collide.  Stephnie Weir stars as “Kristen Laybourne,” the anxiety-ridden producer behind The Billy & Josh Show who frequently finds herself caught in the middle of Billy and Josh's arguments, Matt Oberg stars as “Mitch Reed,” the show’s head writer, and Megan Ferguson stars “Esme McCauley,” a no-nonsense production assistant.  Together they spend most of their time managing the egos of their two stars and the generational divide that keeps them from ever fully seeing eye-to-eye. More ...


7 April 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, News, Sports

The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships Highlights Finals: Day 3

 



The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent from the 5 to 9 April 2015.

The competition is the focal point of the season for young fencers from around the world.

Athletes will compete in two age categories – cadets up to 17-years-old and juniors up to 20-years-old. More ...


6 April 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, News, Sports

The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships Highlights Finals: Day 2

 



The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent from the 5 to 9 April 2015.

The competition is the focal point of the season for young fencers from around the world.

Athletes will compete in two age categories – cadets up to 17-years-old and juniors up to 20-years-old. More ...


5 April 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, News, Sports

The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships Highlights Finals: Day 1

 



The FIE Cadet and Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent from the 5 to 9 April 2015.

The competition is the focal point of the season for young fencers from around the world.

Athletes will compete in two age categories – cadets up to 17-years-old and juniors up to 20-years-old. More ...


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 Cup™ 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 ...


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