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BMW Team RLL’s season speeds up at Mosport – Joey Hand returns to team up with Dirk Müller


BMW is three points behind Chevrolet in the Manufacturer points and is tied with Corvette Racing in the Team points. Müller now leads the Driver standings by a 16-point margin. To date, he has scored a seventh at Sebring (US) driving with Joey Hand (US) and John Edwards (US), a second with Hand at Long Beach, a third with Edwards at Laguna Seca (US), and the most recent win with Edwards at Lime Rock Park. Hand, returning to the ALMS from his DTM duties, will share the no. 56 car at Mosport. Bill Auberlen (US) and Maxime Martin (BE) scored th... Read More »

DHL continues as Messe Frankfurt’s official logistics partner


Bonn, 07/09/2013, 11:00 AM CEST DHL Trade Fairs & Events, a business unit of DHL Freight, will continue to be the official logistics partner of Messe Frankfurt for another five years. The trade fair logistics specialist will remain responsible for all logistical processes at the exhibition hall - before, during and after events. In addition  to classical transport services, DHL also offers exhibitors on-site fair organization, customs clearance, storage, and onward transportation of exhibits. DHL Trade Fairs & Events, a ... Read More »

Floods dominate natural catastrophe statistics in first half of 2013


By far the most expensive natural catastrophe in the first half-year was the flooding in southern and eastern Germany and the neighbouring states in May and June, which gave rise to an overall loss of more than €12bn (US$ 16bn) and an insured loss in the region of €3bn plus (US$ 3.9bn). The majority of the insured losses occurred in Germany. By way of comparison, the Elbe flooding in 2002 caused an overall economic loss of US$ 16.5bn, of which US$ 3.4bn was insured. “The frequency of flood events in Germany and central Europe has increased b... Read More »

Kofi Annan announced as 2013 Reinhard Mohn Prize winner

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan named winner of Bertelsmann Foundation's Reinhard Mohn Prize for 2013. In awarding Kofi Annan the Reinhard Mohn Prize, Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation honors his outstanding dedication and contribution to sustainable development. Many of the growing number of political, corporate and social initiatives around the world promoting sustainability and inter-generational justice at all levels of governance have emerged directly from programs and institutions initiated and developed by Kofi Annan while servin... Read More »

BMW motorsport news


DTM: Cult band Earth, Wind & Fire pays BMW Team Schnitzer a visit. Motorsport and music history came face to face at the Norisring on Sunday. BMW Team Schnitzer, celebrating its 50th birthday this year, welcomed cult band Earth, Wind & Fire, which has enjoyed international musical success since the 1970s, into its garage. Bruno Spengler took the musicians on a tour of the garage and the BMW Bank M3 DTM. “I am a big music fan myself, and am delighted to meet such greats of the music scene in person,” said Spengler. Earth, Wind & F... Read More »

Siemens supporting Brasília’s stadium in bid to become world’s greenest sports arena


Featuring the most sophisticated technological solutions ever used in Brazil, the stadium will be one of the most advanced structures of its type in the world. Green technologies from Siemens can reduce waste at the stadium by controlling water and energy consumption. By helping make Mané Garrincha even more sustainable, the systems will also support the stadium in its bid to become the world's first sports arena to receive LEED Platinum sustainability certification, a status achieved only by buildings meeting the highest environmental standard... Read More »

Power-to-gas unit installed by E.ON injects hydrogen into natural gas system for first time


The P2G unit receives its power from a nearby wind farm. The power runs electrolysis equipment that transforms water into hydrogen which is injected into the regional gas transmission system. The hydrogen becomes part of the natural gas mix and can be used to generate power or heat. The P2G unit is scheduled to enter service in late August. Once operational, it will use surplus renewable-source electricity to produce about 360 cubic meters of hydrogen per hour. It will therefore harness renewable-source electricity that otherwise could not b... Read More »

Nokia to fully acquire Siemens’ stake in NSN


The purchase price for Siemens' stake is EUR 1.7 billion and the transaction is expected to close during the third calendar quarter of 2013. Upon closing of the planned acquisition, Nokia Siemens Networks will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia. Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia, commented: "With its clear strategic focus and strong leadership team, Nokia Siemens Networks has structurally improved its operational and financial performance. Furthermore, Nokia Siemens Networks has established a clear leadership position in LTE, whic... Read More »

Germany can save more than €150 billion with its energy transition, Siemens presents Three-Point Plan for implementing the energy transition


Revisions of energy transition concept urgently needed Climate protection to have priority over maximizing renewables Restructuring of Germany's energy system too costly High energy costs burden industry and consumers Germany's competitiveness as a business location threatened At the Siemens Energiewende-Dialog (Energy Transition Dialogue) taking place in Berlin on June 3-11, 2013, the company presented a Three-Point Plan with concrete proposals for the cost-efficient implementation of the energy transition. "Siemens stands behind th... Read More »

Dieter Zetsche (Chairman of Daimler AG) in a private audience with Pope Francis


Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, handed over the keys to the new official papal vehicle to the Head of the Catholic Church at a meeting in the Dieter Zetsche visits Pope Francis at the Vatikan: Vatican City. During their encounter they also discussed sustainable and safer mobility as well as the Daimler AG’s charitable commitment. „We are delighted that His Holiness Pope Francis has decided to trust in the safety and comfort of our vehicles and that, by providing the popemob... Read More »

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