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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 ...

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

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. (27 May 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.

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