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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,
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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 27th 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' (13th-19th 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.

The bucket list and Sky Arts Culturally Curious Week come hot on the heels of the channel’s relaunch as a single super-channel, dedicated to delivering the best arts and culture content and a comprehensive Sky Arts on demand service with over 1000 hours of arts programming available. More ...

11 June 2015  |  News, Science & Technology

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.
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4 June 2015  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, News, Politics

Plant-for-the-Planet Calls On The G7 To Support The Greatest Afforestation Project In History

The children’s and youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet has called upon the G7 to support the greatest afforestation project in history.
Balloons bearing messages from young people were released over Tutzing Castle near Lake Starnberg in Germany during the run up to the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau which begins on June 7, 2015.

“Over the last eight years, we children have managed to plant 14 billion trees with the help of many adults,” explained Yugratna Srivastava (19), from India, Plant-for-the-Planet Global Board member, “Now it is time that the Heads of Government play their part in ensuring the survival of us children and youth. Planting 1,000 billion trees is a realistic goal, as confirmed by Yale University.” More ...

3 June 2015  |  Business, News, Science & Technology

The Philips Tree Of Light Celebrating Vivid Sydney 2015 Festival

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, is celebrating the southern hemisphere’s largest light, music and art festival, Vivid Sydney 2015, with a visceral new art installation Philips Tree of Light. More than 18,600 individual Philips connected LED lights have been craftily woven into a digital web along the limbs of a tree to create organic, pulsing, interactive light scenes that breathe life and movement into one of nature’s most still objects.

The Philips Tree of Light was conceived by New Zealand design duo Dean Griffin and Chris Huff to demonstrate how lighting today is not only functional, but also a beautiful, sensory experience that can instantly reconnect us with each other and our natural environment. The Philips Color Kinetics Color Flex LMX strings they used were chosen because they produce high intensity light visible even at long distances and because the products could be so easily adapted to the complex and winding surface of a tree. More ...

1 June 2015  |  Business, Environment

RWE Wins GreenTec Award 2015

RWE Deutschland’s model project Smart Country takes the GreenTec Award 2015 in the category 'Energy' on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Berlin Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany. CTO Dr. Joachim Schneider, on behalf of the energy company, received the award which the organizers consider to be Europe’s most significant independent environmental and economic award.

In the presence of the Minister of the German Chancellery, Peter Altmeier, the laudators Désirée Nosbusch, host and actress, and Boris Schucht, CEO of the transmission system operator 50hertz, presented the coveted trophy to Dr. Schneider. Altmeier said : “The GreenTec Award is one of the most important prizes. Environmental protection and sustainability concern all of us. In Germany, we have proven that you can even earn money with it.” Since 2008, Altmeier has been honouring “green pioneers” from business and industry as well as young start-ups and initiatives at the GreenTec Awards. More ...

28 May 2015  |  Entertainment, News, Sports

Breitling Jet Team Takes Off For Iconic Flight Around the Statue of Liberty

Wilton, Conn. (May 27, 2015) – Nearly 129 years after the Statue of Liberty was officially gifted to the United States from the people of France, the France-based Breitling Jet Team, supported by Swiss watch company Breitling, took to the skies for a spectacular flight around Lady Liberty. The Team arrived stateside for the first time this year to embark on their first-ever American Tour, comprised of nearly 20 airshows across the US and Canada. Made up of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph, the Breitling Jet Team is the world’s largest professional civilian flight team performing in jets, flying within just a few feet of each other. In addition to the Statue of Liberty, the Team took in other New York landmarks like the new Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center, Central Park and the Manhattan Bridge on this meaningful flight. More ...

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

Over 100 Years of History - The Cheung Chau Bun Festival


Each year, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival has attracted tens of thousands local and foreign tourists to come and celebrate this one-of-a-kind religious origins. Over 100 years of history, the Cheung Chau Bun Festival showcases a variety of fun and exciting cultural significance that has been spectated and passed down for generations. More ...

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. More ...

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 14 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.

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