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Carsten Wirths named Managing Director of Lufthansa CityLine

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From March 1st Carsten Wirths will be the new Managing Director and Labour Director at Lufthansa CityLine GmbH with headquarters in Munich. The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the Lufthansa Group Company. In his function, Wirths is responsible for all commercial aspects, the IT sector, as well as HR management for approximately 2,200 employees. He succeeds Stephan Klar, who will in future lead a strategic corporate project in Frankfurt. Jörg Eberhart will continue to be responsible for the operative business, especially flight o... Read More »

Ford, pivotal collaborate on software platform for fordpass; aim to revolutionize mobility for consumers

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Ford is working with cloud-based software technology leader Pivotal to build a software platform supporting FordPass® that will enable the company to rapidly innovate and iterate on new applications and mobility solutions for consumers. FordPass – a free digital, physical and personal platform – features four benefits for members: Marketplace includes mobility services such as parking and sharing; FordGuides help consumers move more efficiently; Appreciation, where members are recognized for their loyalty; and FordHubs, where consumers can e... Read More »

Ford motor company joins forces with tom joyner foundation to honor unsung heroes

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Prior to the program’s national kickoff, Ford Freedom Unsung celebrations have taken place over the past four years in Atlanta; Southern California; Anchorage, Alaska; Indianapolis; Kansas City, Missouri; and San Francisco Bay Area. Individuals are invited to nominate their favorite living unsung hero in the African American community. Nominees must reside in the United States and be 21 years of age or older. “Ford has a legacy of honoring African American achievement,” said Pamela Alexander, director, community development, Ford Motor Co... Read More »

Lufthansa Group to concentrate aviation training in Munich

German airline Lufthansa aircrafts are parked during pilots' strike at Munich's airport

The new Munich-based Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH will provide a single management for the two currently largely independent companies of Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training. In addition to the overall management of all such training activities, Lufthansa Aviation Training will be responsible for corporate strategy and commercial management. The new company should be established by the end of this year. The aim of these endeavours is to better exploit synergies in a highly competitive market, respond more flexibly to in... Read More »

Behind the scenes of the biggest super duty stunt ever

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To prove this, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN Sport Science, hangs more than 60,000 pounds of F-Series trucks – eight F-150s, plus an F-750 Tonka dump truck – from the frame. Check out how the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever built accomplishes this never-been-done-before feat. ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Mich. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, fi... Read More »

The fabric of Ford: through scratches, snags and splashes, ford’s materials are ready for the long haul

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To help guarantee the durability of these fabrics, leathers and plastics, Ford engineers subject every material used inside Ford vehicles to a series of meticulous and unrelenting tests where they are stretched, scratched, snagged, sniffed and even splashed with the likes of grease, dirt and hot coffee, to see how they will stand up against the test of time. These tests are done to help ensure it takes a lot more than a spilled cup of coffee, the graze of a sharp edge or any accidental scrapes and scuffs to break down these materials. Some o... Read More »

Q4 trading update: Zalando finishes year on a high note

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Rubin Ritter, member of the Management Board, said: “We have finished the year on a high note. Our strong growth and EBIT margin performance in the fourth quarter, which was in line with our prior guidance, demonstrates the strength of our business even in challenging market conditions.” In the financial year 2015 Zalando achieved overall group revenues of EUR 2,955-2,962 million and a growth rate of 33.5-33.8 per cent (FY 2014: 2,214 million). The company remains clearly profitable with an adjusted EBIT of EUR 96-114 million, or an adjusted... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL Group acquires minority stake in French e-commerce logistics specialist

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Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, today announced that it plans to invest in a minority stake in Relais Colis, a French e-commerce logistics specialist, in order to enhance access for its DHL divisions and their customers to Europe’s third largest e-commerce market. With a 27.5% stake in Relais Colis, Deutsche Post DHL Group will support the further development of the French e-commerce logistics specialist’s network of pickup points and its customized delivery solutions for end customers. This will allow D... Read More »

Back seat fun gets revved up with new Mustang GT350R back seat kit

Gone are the days in which only two passengers could fit in the most track-ready, road-going production Mustang ever built. This new kit means Shelby GT350R is now the most track-ready, road-going four-seat Mustang ever built. “We always listen to customer feedback,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “So when many requested a back seat for their GT350R, we acted quickly to make it available.” The kit features the same high-quality Alcantara material and high-contrast red accent stitching as the front seats for a beauti... Read More »

Adidas Celebrates Jesse Owens with Black History Month Collection

The facts are simple, Jesse Owens was the most famous track and field athlete of all time, and in 1950 when the Associated Press conducted a poll to determine the greatest track and field athlete of the first half of the 20th- century, the results didn't even come close - Owens by a landslide. Raised in Ohio with Alabama roots, it was in the span of 45 minutes on one single afternoon on May 25, 1935, at the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan that Owens electrified the sports world with the greatest one-man, one-day performance the ... Read More »

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