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Queen gives all 1,500 Buckingham Palace employees a Tesco Christmas pudding

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According to the official website of the Royal Family, the Queen gives each member of her staff a Christmas pudding, a tradition started by her grandfather, George V. But that is not all. In addition to a Christmas pudding, employees throughout the Palaces, in the Court Post Office, and in the Palace police, also receive a greeting card from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as well. If this all sounds a tad frugal, it turns out it's actually even more so this year. In previous years, it was reported the monarch favoured puddings fro... Read More »

Heritage lovers raise €500,000 to save French castle from ruin

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Heritage lovers scrambled to raise half a million euros in less than a month to save an under-threat French castle. More than 6,500 internauts—via crowdfunding platform Dartagnans—clubbed together to safeguard the 13th century monument. The Mothe-Chandeniers castle, situated 60 kilometres from Tours in north-western France, was put up for sale by its owner because its maintenance costs were so high. The online fundraising campaign was led by Dartagnans co-founder Romain Delaume. He is aiming to hit the one million euros mark—which is thou... Read More »

Forbes Announces First-Ever 2017 Midas List Europe

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Forbes announced at Venture, an investor-focused gathering in Lisbon held in advance of the 2017 Web Summit technology conference, its  first-ever 2017 Midas List Europe.  The launch of the list marks the expansion of Forbes’ Midas List franchise, which highlights many of the world's top tech investors.  The honorees of Forbes’ 2017 Midas List Europe are making their mark in Europe's growing tech ecosystem. Produced in partnership with TrueBridge Capital Partners, the Forbes’ Midas List is the new definitive ranking that acknowledges a vastl... Read More »

Procter & Gamble Launches New Thought-Provoking Olympic Games Film: “Love Over Bias”

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With less than 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), a Worldwide Olympic Partner unveiled “Love Over Bias,” the newest installment of its award-winning “Thank You, Mom” campaign. The film imagines what the world could be if we all saw each other through a mom’s eyes. The critically acclaimed short films from P&G’s previous Olympic Games campaigns are among the most viewed Olympic Games videos of all time. ‘Love Over Bias’ reflects stories of real athlete challen... Read More »

Intel to Power the 5G Network Future at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

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By Sandra Rivera As mobility evolves beyond the smartphone, 5G is becoming one of the most impactful technology transformations we are likely to see in our lifetimes. It will bring seamless connectivity, massive computing capabilities and rapid access to the cloud together for the first time. In doing so, 5G will enable exciting new experiences and compelling new business use cases that will forever transform the way we live, work and play. One of the most exciting and globally accessible ways we can help the world begin to understand and be... Read More »

Mastercard and MLB Deliver In-Stadium Augmented Reality Experience at 2017 World Series

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This year, Mastercard and MLB partnered to surprise and provide baseball fans unique access throughout Postseason and into the 2017 World Series. To build on this excitement, Mastercard and MLB for the first time ever delivered fans a special Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) message through augmented reality, right to their stadium seats at Game Four of the World Series. Through an AR experience, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa thanked fans for helping Mastercard raise $4MM for SU2C over the summer and announced that Mastercard would be maki... Read More »

Trees for Troops Named 2017 Spirit of Hope Award Recipient

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Trees for Troops, a program that provides free, farm-grown Christmas trees to members of all branches of the United States military and their families, was honored today as a recipient of the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award in a ceremony at the Pentagon. The Spirit of Hope Award, established in 1997, is named for comedian and actor Bob Hope and recognizes current and former military members, civilians and organizations that epitomize his values of patriotism, loyalty, freedom and dedication. Captain Sean Carroll, Chief, Office of External Outr... Read More »

GAP CELEBRATES FAMILY TOGETHERNESS WITH THE ‘MEET ME IN THE GAP’ HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN STARRING JANELLE MONÁE

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Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today announces the holiday ‘Meet Me in the Gap’ campaign starring actress and Grammy nominated recording artist Janelle Monáe alongside a cast of individuals from different places, backgrounds and genres to collaborate and celebrate the festive season. The hero campaign video captures Monáe harmonizing with six talented choirs as they “meet in the gap,” performing an optimistic and cheerful song to invite all families to get together, spend real time with one another and find the little things that u... Read More »

Starbucks Announces Q4 and Fiscal Year 2017 Results Conference Call

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The conference call will be webcast, including closed captioning, and can be accessed on the company’s website: http://investor.starbucks.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the company’s website until end of day Saturday, December 2, 2017. About Starbucks Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 25,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwav... Read More »

VH1 Save The Music Foundation Launches New Partnership to Strengthen Music Programs in Public Schools at 20th Anniversary Gala

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VH1 Save The Music Foundation honored entertainment icon Queen Latifah as part of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Gala for her contributions to the world of music and commitment to providing low-income students with opportunities to pursue an education. A Newark native, Queen Latifah and the Foundation had recently announced a 5-year, $5 million project to rebuild music in 38 schools in the city. At the Gala, the Foundation also presented Steve Aoki with the Music Innovator Award for his impact on the music industry, his leadership as a phila... Read More »

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