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27 August 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Lifestyles, News, Sports

“Queen Yuna” reigns again over the Winter Youth Olympic Games


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced South Korean figure skating legend Yuna Kim as the latest Ambassador to support the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will take place from 12 to 21 February next year in Norway. More ...

26 August 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News

In 1957, the BORGWARD Group was Germany's second-largest exporter of automobiles

In the years before 1954, the BORGWARD Group catered exclusively to the domestic market. By 1957, however, it had become Germany's second-largest automobile exporter behind Volkswagen, with foreign sales of 6,232 units. The following year, this figure rose to 11,363 units, 72 percent of total production at BORGWARD. This put the Bremen vehicle manufacturer streets ahead of the rest of the German automobile industry, which had an average export share of 48.2 percent. More ...

24 August 2015  |  Business, News, Science & Technology

DERMALOG Honored With Biometrics Prize

The consulting company Frost & Sullivan has awarded Germany’s largest biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG, and its customized solutions and products for Africa, with the “2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award”. DERMALOG has been particularly successful with a large bank installation in Nigeria. More ...

20 August 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Science & Technology

Philips takes AC/DC back out of the black with explosive light show

AC/DC kick off the North American leg of their 2015 world tour this weekend [August 22] with a spectacular light show using technology from Philips, the global leader in lighting.

The veteran rock band’s explosive sound is matched by an electrifying light show of vivid effects and colors as their Rock or Bust tour arrives in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The tour has already wowed fans at 28 gigs across Europe this summer and continues with 14 dates in the US and Canada in the coming two months. The Australian band will have played to 2.5million people across 20 countries when the tour ends in New Zealand in December. More ...

20 August 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News, Science & Technology

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Showcases The Future Of Vehicle Interiors

Neuss, Germany, 20 August 2015 - Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is set to be unveiled to a global audience at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The new company is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. and Johnson Controls, and is the world’s leading supplier of automotive interiors. Both the company and its “Innovation Demonstrator 2016” (ID 16) concept car will make their world premiere at the IAA. With approximately 30 product innovations between pre-development and series production, YFAI is creating a new experience for future vehicle generations in the concept car interior. More ...

19 August 2015  |  Business, News

Pioneering Innovations: Aerodynamics in Focus: BORGWARDs Experiments With Wind Tunnels and Woollen Threads

Aerodynamics is certainly one of the most complex issues the automotive industry has to deal with today. Still, in the 21st century, experts can use high-performance computers the size of refrigerators that spend days unravelling the mysteries of air flows. Carl F. W. BORGWARD, who became interested in airplanes, and later helicopters, at a very early age, realised back in the 1930s that aerodynamic principles could be applied to automobiles much in the same way they were used in aircraft construction. On the one hand, this would reduce fuel consumption. On the other, it would enable increases in top speed and acceleration to levels previously undreamed of. More ...

18 August 2015  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

Volleyball - the hottest Olympic ticket


 At most Olympics the hottest ticket in town is usually for the opening ceremony or for the men’s 100m final. But it won’t be in Rio. For many Brazilian’s the focus of next year’s Olympics will be volleyball. More ...

14 August 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News

Daniel Craig visits the OMEGA factory in Villeret, Switzerland

Daniel Craig has made a special visit to the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry for the inauguration of the OMEGA factory in Villeret, Switzerland. The actor who reprises his role as James Bond in SPECTRE, the 24th Bond adventure, was given a guided tour, as well as exclusive access to the factory’s assembly line. During the visit he was also shown production of the new OMEGA Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition. More ...

13 August 2015  |  Business, News, Sports

FC Bayern Munich Make Glowing Start to Season

FC Bayern Munich kick off the new season with a colorful display both on and off the pitch as the Allianz Arena gets a facelift through cutting-edge lighting.

The stadium’s entire façade has been upgraded with LED technology from Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, meaning its distinctive inflatable outer membrane can be lit in any color imaginable.

Previously, the arena could only be lit in red, white or blue, but its 26,000m² façade can now be illuminated with a palette of 16 million different colors. It also permits numerous effects to enhance the mood around the football stadium and reflect specific dates.
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13 August 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News

World Premiere at Sea for Hublot! Lang Lang gives an exclusive concert on the largest cruise boat on the planet


It is middle of Summer! The diaries of the Swiss watchmaker and the talented pianist are booked up. Stopping off from his world tour, with more than 80 dates, and after three private concerts for Hublot in Porto Cervo, in St. Tropez and in Dalian, Lang Lang gave a unique concert on the Quantum of the Seas. The most exclusive concert on the planet with over an hour of improvisation for moments that will last forever. More ...

12 August 2015  |  Business, News

Milestones of Innovation: In 1949, the Hansa 1500's pontoon body put BORGWARD way ahead of its competitors

In 1949 BORGWARD pulled ahead of its competitors when the Hansa 1500 set completely new standards for body design. The saloon was the Bremen-based automaker’s first new development after World War II. It helped to promote the rapid spread of a body design that had previously been unknown in Germany and the rest of Europe: the pontoon shape. Whereas all of the competitors’ post-war vehicles resembled pre-war products, BORGWARD had dared to make a clean break with the past. More ...

3 August 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News

Thomas Sabo Expands In The US With Love Bridge Jewelry Line Launch

The globally renowned jewelry and watch brand THOMAS SABO accelerates wholesale business in the US with the introduction of the new Love Bridge jewelry line.

Under the slogan ‘Make Memories Last’, the customizable THOMAS SABO Love Bridge range captures special moments for all eternity. Made of 925 sterling silver, the filigree bars or discs of the bracelets and necklaces, provide space for a personal free-of-charge engraving and are the creative stage for emotional words, a special date, or life mottoes.

Love Bridge is the newest addition to the existing THOMAS SABO collections which include the Sterling Silver collection for women and men, the Charm Club, the Karma Beads collection and the Watches collection.
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31 July 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Beijing Named Host City of Olympic Winter Games 2022


Beijing named host city of Olympic Winter Games 2022

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today named Beijing, China as the host city of the Olympic Winter Games 2022.
The Chinese capital was chosen over Almaty, Kazakhstan during a vote at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. As a result, Beijing will become the first city to host both a summer and winter edition of the Olympic Games, following the city’s successful staging of the Olympic Games in 2008.

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31 July 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Lausanne Announced as the Host City for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games


Lausanne announced as the host city for 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.

This Video New Release (VNR) contains the envelope-opening moment announcing Lausanne2020, the celebrations of the Lausanne 2020 delegation at the IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, sound-byte reactions from the Lausanne 2020 ambassadors Stephane Lambiel (Men’s Figure skating) and Virginie Faivre, (Halfpipe freestyle skiing) plus the Lausanne 2020 bid city video.

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30 July 2015  |  Business, News, Science & Technology

Fresenius Raises 2015 Earnings Guidance

Based on the excellent financial results in the first half of 2015 and excellent prospects for the remainder of the year, Fresenius Kabi, the leading supplier of I.V. generic drugs, raises its 2015 earnings guidance.

Fresenius now expects a net income* growth of 18% to 21% in constant currency. Previously, the company expected a net income* growth of 13% to 16% in constant currency. The company fully confirms its group sales guidance. Sales are now expected to increase by 8% to 10% in constant currency (previously: 7% to 10%). More ...

25 July 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Adrian Grenier and James Corden Crown Winners of The Venture Receiving Share of $1 million Fund


Algramo announced as stand out winner of The Venture 2015

[July 24th, 2015]: The Venture, Chivas Regal’s global search for the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs, rewarded all five finalists the remaining share of the $1m fund at the final pitch event. The announcement came after the five finalists pitched the potential of their start-up to create transformative social change to an expert judging panel that included actor and social entrepreneur Adrian Grenier. Algramo from Chile was awarded the largest share of the fund, receiving $300,000 to further develop the pioneering food distribution enterprise.
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15 July 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Politics, Sports

Disney Unveils Detailed Look at Shanghai Disneyland - Its First Theme Park in Mainland China


Shanghai, 15 July 2015 - Today The Walt Disney Company unveiled key creative elements of Shanghai Disney Resort and its theme park, Shanghai Disneyland, including details of the park's six themed lands filled with world-class attractions and live entertainment spectaculars - many of them a first for a Disney park. The resort will take the best of Disney and deliver it in a way that is especially created for the people of China.

During the special presentation, held today at the Shanghai Expo Centre, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed a scale model of the Disneyland Park. The model showcased the six key lands: Treasure Cove, Mickey Avenue, Adventure Isle, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Gardens of Imagination. The resort will also include two hotels, the lakeside Wishing Star Park, and Disneytown - a shopping, dining and entertainment district. More ...

15 July 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

EE Launches 'The Wembley Cup': An Exclusive Online Series Starring Football-Loving Youtube Talent

London, Wednesday 15 July 2015: EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, announces the launch of exclusive online series, The Wembley Cup. Created in partnership with popular YouTube star Spencer FC, the 10-part series documents Spencer’s journey as he brings 28 of the biggest football-obsessed online personalities together to fulfil their dream of playing on Wembley Stadium’s iconic pitch for the grand final. More ...

13 July 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News

Hannover welcomes visitors to the International Firework Competition Herrenhausen


Hannover welcomes international visitors – whether it’s to the Herrenhausen International Firework Competition or as a trade fair venue

In 2015, the International Firework Competition held in Hannover’s Herrenhausen district celebrates its 25th anniversary. At the oldest such event in Germany, the most highly acclaimed pyrotechnics teams compete for this highly coveted prize every summer against the magnificent backdrop of the baroque Herrenhausen Gardens. Before these artistically choreographed displays start, a supporting programme transports visitors away to each of the participating countries. Further information is available at www.hannover.de/en/fireworks .

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10 July 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Athletes Meet on Top of Europe. A Breathtaking Backdrop for a Thrilling 100 mt.


Friday, 10 July - Jungfraujoch - Switzerland
Dario Cologna – one of the best cross-country skiers of all time – and Asafa Powell, one of the fastest athletes in the history of the discipline, took on a unique challenge. They competed over 100 metres at an altitude of 3454 metres. A flying start for Cologna on snow and a starting pistol for Powell on the track, each on a route created especially for this unique race. Cheering them on from the sidelines were Mujinga Kambundji, one of the country's best sprinters, and her team-mates from the 4 x 100 metres, as well as top Swiss wrestler Kilian Wenger, an ambassador for the Jungfrau region. More ...

9 July 2015  |  Business, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Gigaset: New Platinum Partner of FC Bayern Munich

Gigaset, one of the leading vendors in the field of technology and consumer electronics, is now an official Platinum Partner of FC Bayern Munich and exclusive partner for smartphones, tablets and wearables. Announced today in Munich, the agreement will run for an initial three-year term. More ...

7 July 2015  |  Business, News

BMW Motorrad Achieves its Best Six-Month Result Ever with Sales Growth of 10.5 %.

BMW Motorrad closes the first half of 2015 with a new six-month record. 78,418 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied worldwide as of June 2015 (previous year: 70,978 units). This represents an increase of 10.5% over the equivalent period in the previous year. BMW Motorrad also set a new record in the month of June 2015. Sales saw a double-digit increase over the previous month by 31.0 % to 15,490 vehicles (previous year: 11,827 units). More ...

5 July 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival


Breast cancer survivors hailing from Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and the UK will compete alongside others in Hong Kong’s very first International Breast Cancer Survivor Championship in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival (3 to 5 July). The traditional Chinese sport of dragon boat racing has now become a popular international sport and a proven treatment for women who have recovered from breast cancer. More ...

2 July 2015  |  Business, News

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Joint Venture Launches

Today marks the launch of the Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world’s largest automotive interiors supplier, a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd and Johnson Controls. The joint venture now ranks as the largest automotive interiors company in the world with revenues of approximately $8.5 billion.

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors core product portfolio includes instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. Based in Shanghai, the company has more than 90 manufacturing and technical centers and employs over 28,000 people globally.

Johannes Roters, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, pictured, says “We are excited about the future opportunities it represents for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors and our customers around the world. Operating as one team, we will leverage our unmatched global presence, technical expertise and scale to help achieve complete customer satisfaction. More ...

30 June 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, News, Politics

Frontline Ukraine: The Untold Human Disaster


As the months pass, the area’s desperate humanitarian crisis is deepening.

As Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire enters its fifth month, sporadic fierce fighting continues. Shells still fall on homes. The scale of the emergency still grows.

While the crisis slips in and out of world headlines, a human catastrophe has been unfolding – and deepening as the months pass. More ...

29 June 2015  |  Business, News

Deutsche Private Equity to become majority shareholder in INTERSCHALT

Munich/Schenefeld, June 29, 2015 - German growth-investor, Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE), are to become the majority shareholder in INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the maritime software and services provider for navigation and communications equipment for ships as well as a manufacturer of a Voyage Data Recorder, with retroactive effect from 12/31/2014. CSCL Globe ships are some of the world's largest container ships with a maximum capacity of 19,224 standard containers. With its "StowMan[S]" software, INTERSCHALT helps liner operators to optimally plan container storage positions, thus shortening unloading times and increasing the usable shipping volume. As the new majority shareholder, DPE will help INTERSCHALT to implement its growth strategy. More ...

29 June 2015  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

IOC Awards Discovery Communications European Broadcast Rights for the Olympic Games


IOC awards all TV and multiplatform broadcast rights in Europe to Discovery and Eurosport for 2018-2024 Olympic Games

Partners Biggest Live Global Sporting Event with Leading Global Media Company
All Rights on All Screens Reaching Over 700 million People Across Europe
More Games coverage than ever before across Free-to-Air, Pay-TV, Online and Mobile
Reinforces Eurosport as the #1 European Sports Platform and pan-European Home of Olympic Sports.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that all TV and multi-platform broadcast rights in Europe for the four Olympic Games in the 2018-2024 period have been awarded to Discovery Communications, the parent company of Eurosport.

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26 June 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Celebrities gathered for Benefit Gala at the Museum of Modern Art in New York


The Museum of Modern Art came into existence more than 80 years ago, arising from the idea to open the world of modern art and allow many people to take part in it.< More ...

26 June 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, News

IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Nearly 300 of Germany’s media leaders gathered at the ewerk venue on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Berlin, to celebrate the inaugural International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award to Jerusalem-based freelance photojournalist Heidi Levine.

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courage of women photojournalists who risk their lives documenting conflict and war while capturing moments of humanity. Their work and perspective are essential, they inspire us to take action and compel us to better understand the world. More ...

26 June 2015  |  Business, Entertainment, News

Rio Ammunition Announces Inauguration of New Cartridge Manufacturing


Rio Ammunition Announces Inauguration of New Cartridge Manufacturing Facility in Marshall, TEXAS

June 25th, 2015, Marshall, Texas, USA
• Rio Ammunition began its commercial activities in the United States in 2001 by importing from MAXAM Outdoors’ plant in Vitoria, Spain, and is now one of the key players in the American shotgun shell market.

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26 June 2015  |  Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

The Grand Show at the Friedrichstadt-Palast: THE WYLD – Out of this world

THE WYLD, this is human nature in all its facets and the wilderness of the metropolis. It is populated with flamboyant mavericks, city slickers and intergalactic metamorphoses – ultra-modern and archaic, bizarre and futuristic. This is the result when Manfred Thierry Mugler, well-known worldwide for his fashion and perfume label ‘Thierry Mugler’, and Roland Welke, one of the most successful show producers in Europe, put their heads together. More ...

18 June 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Lifestyles, News

The 6th Triennial of Photography - Hamburg International Photo Festival

From 18th to 28th June 2015, Hamburg will again be the centre of photography in Germany. Within ten days, extraordinary ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to photography will be focused on lectures, films, projections, encounters as well as on exhibitions, which may be visited even after the festival. Ten days, during which photo and art lovers, scientists, photographers, media and art professionals will meet and have the opportunity of intense discussions on photography.

Photo Information: 'Strangers in the Light #1' by Catherine Balet, appearing at the Triennale der Photography Hamburg 2015. More ...

16 June 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Two More Winter Sports Stars Support Lillehammer 2016: Silje Norendal and Mats Zuccarello


New York Rangers ice hockey player Mats Zuccarello & snowboard slopestyler Silje Norendal become Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games Ambassadors.

HEADLINE: Mats Zuccarello says Olympic competitions are fun and friendly compared to the tough NHL league.
HEADLINE: Silje Norendal says Youth Olympic Games slopestylers have the chance to be better than she was at a younger age.
HEADLINE: Super-G Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud says the anti doping work done at the Youth Olympic games is crucial.
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15 June 2015  |  Entertainment, News

LEGO® Ninjago Takes to the Skies

While Londoners slept, in the heart of the city four Ninjas were battling to save the world of LEGO® NINJAGO™. Ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane were spotted in Waterloo tunnel and key landmarks across London. The action could be seen across the city’s rooftops, as the Spinjitzu Masters propelled themselves into the air, temporarily taking flight in the ultimate NINJAGO™ Airjitzu move. The scenes will appear in the new Season 5 of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu™ teaser on Cartoon Network next Friday 20th June, ahead of the new series launching 27 July. More ...

11 June 2015  |  Entertainment, Lifestyles, News

Katherine Jenkins Launches the Sky Arts Culturally Curious Week Bucket List

Katherine Jenkins, OBE, discovers her hidden passion for juggling, as she launches the Sky Arts Culturally Curious Week 'Bucket List' (13-19 June 2015)

For anyone wondering what to do this weekend, the newly launched ‘bucket list’ of the must-see, must-do UK cultural experiences and activities should provide some inspiration. In a bid to challenge the perception of arts and culture in the UK and Ireland, Sky Arts invited performers, film directors, media, curators and other cultural thought-leaders the length and breadth of the country to each contribute one unmissable, life-affirming experience.

The result of such crowdsourcing is a rich tapestry highlighting how varied, exciting, subjective and sometimes unexpected arts and culture can be. Entries on the bucket list range from candle-lit museum tours, operatic performances and immersive theatre experiences to night swimming and visiting dark sky discovery sites for incredible star gazing opportunities. Contributors to the list include Melvyn Bragg, Katherine Jenkins, OBE, Michael Attenborough, CBE and Rankin. More ...

11 June 2015  |  News

Rise and Dawn of Floralis Generica Lit by Philips

The world’s biggest moving steel flower gets LED lighting makeover.

Buenos Aires, Argentina – With a combination of underwater and surface-mounted LED lighting, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is helping to restore the iconic Floralis Genérica sculpture in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The enormous 23 meter high sculpture that weighs 18 tons has been given a complete facelift. Every morning at 8.00am the flower’s gigantic petals open to greet the day and close at sunset with an array of beautiful colors reflecting from its polished steel surface.

Philips placed LED lighting (Philips ColorReach Powercore luminaires and Philips ArchiPoint iColor Powercore RGB) at the lower ends of each petal, at the center of the sculpture and in each of the four Floralis pistils. The complete lighting system can be controlled remotely by a computer to create dynamic lighting effects. Philips also provided LED spot lighting (C Splash 2 LED) that is submerged in a pool surrounding the giant sculpture. More ...

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