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Artists and entrepreneurs ignite creativity at Campus Madrid

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Artists and entrepreneurs share a similar challenge—to create something new with limited resources, no instruction manual, and the power of their creative thinking. For seven days, we celebrated unique approaches to this challenge, with a a mind-bending series of artist exhibitions, creative thinking workshops, and community-inspired artwork. We’re grateful to each one of the participating artists and entrepreneurs for sharing their time, expertise and talents with our Campus Madrid community. Since we launched Campus Madrid in 2015, we’ve w... Read More »

DHL transports panda couple from China to Finland

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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has moved two giant pandas from Chengdu, China to Ähtäri, Finland via climate neutral transportation – the carbon emissions for the flight are offset through a climate protection project. The male, Huá Bào, or Pyry by its new Finnish name, aged four, and the female, Jín Bàobào, or Lumi, aged three, arrived at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Finland on January 18 by their own charter flight. The journey of the pandas from the Dujiangya giant panda center took t... Read More »

Forbes Announces First-Ever “Under 30 Summit Europe” in Amsterdam

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Forbes announced today that it will be hosting the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit Europe in Amsterdam, on 5-7th September 2018. Building from the success of the Under 30 Summit EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), which has taken place in Israel for the past two years, the European edition of the franchise will bring together around 300 of the region’s most influential young changemakers, as culled from the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe lists. The Under 30 Summit Europe represents a new regional chapter for the iconic franchise, foll... Read More »

Omega – Limited edition watches in celebration of Pyeongchang 2018

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Created to mark the countdown to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, the Seamaster Planet Ocean "PyeongChang 2018" is guaranteed to perform with world-class precision long after that great event has come and gone. Limited to 2,018 pieces, it is not only an aesthetically striking timepiece in bold blue and red, (the colours of the Korean flag) it is also a technological marvel. Cased in stainless steel, it features a polished blue ceramic [ZrO2] dial with applied rhodium-plated indexes, coated with white Super-LumiNova that em... Read More »

Leading European technical colleges adopt Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative

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Education institutions in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland and Portugal will offer App Development with Swift to prepare their students for future careers in app development. The full-year course was designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach coding and app design to students of all levels and backgrounds. Harlow College in the UK will offer App Development with Swift to its 3,000 students — including adults seeking to r... Read More »

Eurozone jobless rate hits lowest level in almost nine years as recovery strengthens

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Unemployment in the Eurozone hit its lowest rate for almost nine years last November, the latest sign of the revival of the single currency area’s economy. Eurostat, the EU's official statistics agency said that the jobless rate fell to 8.7 per cent, hitting analyst predictions and down from 8.8 per cent in October. The figures are the lowest since January 2009, when the eurozone was reeling from a deep recession following the global financial crisis. The agency said the number of unemployed fell by 107,000 during the month, taking the total do... Read More »

Lufthansa regains place as Europe’s biggest airline from Ryanair

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The Lufthansa group as a whole carried 130 million passengers last year, it said on Wednesday. The equivalent figure from Ryanair was 129 million, meaning Ryanair slips behind Lufthansa after overtaking it in 2016. Lufthansa has grown rapidly, having taken over Brussels Airlines at the end of 2016 and aiming to grow its budget brand Eurowings to become Europe’s third largest point-to-point carrier. The group, which also includes Swiss and Austrian Airlines, has also benefited from the collapse of German rival Air Berlin in the latter part of 20... Read More »

Nestle sells Crunch, Nerds and other US brands to Ferrero for $2.8bn

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The Swiss food giant said it was offloading brands such as Crunch, Nerds, Runts and Butterfinger to focus on other products. Italy's Ferrero, which makes Nutella spread, Tic Tac and Ferrero Rocher, will become the US's third biggest confectionery maker. The deal is expected to go through by March this year. Ferrero said the brands would give it "substantially greater scale" and "a broader offering of high-quality products" for US customers. Healthy steps? The US confectionary market is the largest in the world, worth about $8bn a year acc... Read More »

Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

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Privately-owned Lego has seen a slowdown in sales growth in recent years, but the Chinese market has been a bright spot with sales growing 25-30 percent in 2016. It is competing with Barbie maker Mattel Inc (MAT.O) and Hasbro (HAS.O), the firm behind My Little Pony, for a slice of the $31 billion toys and games market in China. Lego said on Monday the partnership with Tencent, China’s biggest social network and gaming company, aimed to create a safe online environment covering content, platforms, and experiences tailored for Chinese children... Read More »

Cars in Europe: diesel’s not dead yet

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France is the European country with the most diesel cars. And yet, it is one of the few countries where diesel has begun to decline. In 2017, more petrol cars were sold than diesel (48% of sales). It’s a big change for the country and a telling sign for the change of the trend across the continent. Diesel car sales had been rising steadily for 30 years In Europe as a whole, 52% of the cars are still fuelled by petrol. Only six of the thirty countries have more diesel cars than petrol. France (70%) and Luxembourg (65%) top the table an... Read More »

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