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German Youth Olympic team flies with Lufthansa to Nanjing

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Let the adventure begin. For the first time there will be 84 junior German athletes taking in the Olympic atmosphere. To ensure that these sportsmen and women can enjoy this exciting trip to the second Youth Olympic Games from the word go right up to the very last minute, the team is flying to Nanjing with Lufthansa, the official airline of the German Olympic Sports Confederation. Today at 6.25 p.m., flight LH 780 will be taking off from Frankfurt non-stop to metropolis in eastern China. In addition to the athletes, there are also 46 trainers, ... Read More »

Venturi: Racing against weather

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On Thursday and Friday, late afternoon rains kept rising water levels making the competition site totally impracticable. At some places, there was more than 20cm of water. Venturi chose the Speedweek, an international meeting with more than 600 vehicles this year, to test the Venturi VBB-3. It was to perfect the preparation of the vehicle and bring it to the required level of performance and efficiency to set a new FIA World Land Speed record. Despite this important setback and the remaining uncertainty about the practicability of the rac... Read More »

Travels and tourism: more rights for customers and more opportunities for businesses

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Consumers buying travel services are already protected by a wide range of EU and national rules. But the travel market has been deeply transformed, notably by the Internet, since common rules were adopted 20 years ago, and the new market environment no longer meets the needs of consumers and businesses. Citizens are increasingly taking a more active role in tailoring their holidays to their specific requirements, notably by using the internet to combine travel arrangements rather than choosing from ready-made packages out of a brochure. Toda... Read More »

Brittany Ferries expands range of long-stay winter sun holidays

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Enjoy a cruise and a four week stay in the sun this autumn, winter or spring from only £559* per person with your car. Both the Spanish Costas and the Portuguese Algarve are famed for their pleasant winter climate as well as offering so much in the way of activities which is why so many British have relocated or have holiday homes there. But you don't have to buy a place in Spain to enjoy all this. You can escape the worst months of the UK winter and even save on ever-rising heating bills by taking a long sojourn in the sun, enjoying outd... Read More »

Venturi: Speed Week cancelled

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Powerful storms have made conditions on the salt impossible to hold races. The annual event typically draws over 600 speed cars. Venturi and its partner, The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research planned to test the VBB-3, the world's most powerful electric car, during the Speed Week before racing against it's own 2010 FIA record (495k/h). Despite the cancellation, Venturi is continuing with its plans to attempt the FIA world speed record on the Bonneville salt flats between August 18th and 21st. ... Read More »

Local children’s football team scores with a donation from Alstom and DF

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The club was formed in the summer of 2009 by a group of local people with the aim of creating a community-based football club. Affiliated with the Cheshire Football Association, there are currently more than 80 local children from Partington and Carrington associated with the club. The children train on a weekly basis at Cross Lanes playing fields during the summer and at 3G Partington sports village complex in the winter. Michelle Fox, who helps to run the club, said: “Like most voluntary organisations, we struggle for funding. During the w... Read More »

Extend summer with an autumn golf break in France from only £99* per person

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All these golf breaks begin and end with a relaxing cruise, giving plenty of time to enjoy the ship's fine restaurants, comfortable bars and lounges and live entertainment. On overnight crossings a good night's sleep in an en-suite cabin provides for an arrival refreshed and ready for a round of golf. What is more, taking your own car means packing your golf equipment is so easy and there is no prospect of excess baggage charges. If any advice is needed, then it is readily available from the Brittany Ferries' Golf Desk, staffed by experts wh... Read More »

MasterCard Partners with SFX to Sync Up with Electronic Dance Music Generation

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As part of the agreement, SFX will leverage MasterCard’s innovative technologies for its digital and physical platforms including ticketing, retail, live events and social networking, pioneering a new model for enterprise-wide partnerships. In addition, MasterCard becomes the exclusive financial services sponsor for all of SFX’s platforms. Reaching hundreds of millions of consumers globally, SFX produced and promoted over 1,600 events in 23 countries in 2013 alone, including Tomorrowland, the world’s largest dance music festival franchise... Read More »

SSE to fund 100 young athletes as fans tweet their heroes to glory

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The country took top spot in SSE’s Home Nations #GO leaderboard, securing the biggest online support during the Games. The win means 25 more young Scottish athletes will join SSE’s Next Generation programme, receiving vital funding to help them go for glory at the next Games. SSE asked fans to spur on their team by tweeting #Go followed by the country of their choice, to help get behind all of the Home Nations. A centralised hub monitored the social support which could be viewed on an interactive leaderboard. At the Games in Glasgow... Read More »

“Fly to Italy” with Byblos Bank!

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“Fly to Italy” is a special offer within Byblos Bank Akram Program, the most generous card loyalty program in Lebanon, provided in collaboration with Visa. Akram Program allows Byblos Bank’s cardholders to earn Points/Miles with every dollar or Lebanese pound they spent, and proceed to redeem their accumulated Points/Miles against a wide array of gifts, including travel vouchers to prime destinations. The Program offers more value added to beneficiaries who have the luxury to take advantage of full ticketing services even during high season; ad... Read More »

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