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Lufthansa Group aircraft fly from Oslo on biokerosene

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For a period of one year beginning March 2015, Statoil will feed 2.5 million gallons of sustainably produced, certified biofuel into the tanks at Oslo airport. The approximately 5,000 flights the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings, Brussels Airlines) operates from the Norwegian capital will then be flying on a biokerosene mixture. Oslo airport is the world’s first large commercial airport to offer continuous provision of biofuel over a long period and to fuel aircraft with biokerosene directly from its hydrant ... Read More »

Daimler Trucks sells nearly 500,000 trucks in 2014

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Deliveries above previous year level after eleven months Efforts in all regions offset for partly challenging market conditions Strong position in key markets expanded Technological leadership substantiated with autonomously driving Future Truck 2025 Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard: “Our intense efforts in all regions are paying dividends. Despite many economic challenges in some key markets, we can look back on 12 successful months.” "Our intense efforts in all regions are paying dividends. Despite many economic challenges in some key markets... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp sells Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe shipyard

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In Seafort Advisors a suitable partner has now been found to position the repair operation successfully on the market on a sustainable basis. The closing of the sale is subject to the necessary licenses and approvals and is planned for the first quarter of the 2015 calendar year. The Emden location of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH is not affected by the disposal. Seafort Advisors plans to continue the operations of Emder Werft und Dockbetriebe with its four pillars merchant vessels, naval, administration and offshore, add new business are... Read More »

Fly to Perugia next summer with Lufthansa

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“We are delighted to be able to announce the fifth new summer destination that will be served by Lufthansa next year. Perugia, which is close to Assisi, is a very special destination for lovers of Italian culture,” says Thomas Klühr, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Finances & Hub Munich. Next summer, in addition to the new service to Perugia, Lufthansa is launching new routes to the Icelandic city of Keflavik, to Heraklion on the Greek island of Crete, to Seville in southern Spain and to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. T... Read More »

Happy winners at the First Carl Bechstein Competition

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The atmosphere in the idyllic, palatial venue was exquisite, and the extraordinarily high musical quality of the duos was evident in the works played and in the splendid winners’ concert. The crowning finale was Camille Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre, op. 40, played by Nina Ding and Tsuzumi Namikawa from Braunschweig, winners of the first prize in age group 4 (ages 16–17). First prize in age group 1 (up to age 10) was shared between the duos Lisa Marie Grosserichter and Maximilian Haberstock from Munich and Florentine and Marie Lehnert from Leipzi... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer to acquire SBS Software in Germany

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Ralf Gärtner, Managing Director Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting in Germany, says: “The acquisition of SBS Software aligns with our strategy of expanding our leading, high growth position in tax and accounting software, and in particular strengthens our core business serving tax advisors in Germany. Wolters Kluwer has had a long-standing business relationship with SBS Software, which will facilitate the integration process. All SBS Software product lines and distribution partnerships will continue to be supported under Wolters Kluwer”. SBS S... Read More »

Bosch heads up research project; IT solutions to stabilize connected logistics systems

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Using real time data from production and logistics to aid decision making ProveIT project receives funding from German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Focus on developing a software platform for informed manual interventions in connected logistics systems Aim: cost-effective and reliable supply chains Logistics chains and the butterfly effect The logistics sector still lacks this sort of decision aid. As supply chains become more and more complex, covering large areas and running according to tight schedules, any di... Read More »

Siemens to strengthen innovation and technology expertise

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"We want to engage in a dialogue with internationally leading scientists regarding key innovation trends in electrification, automation and digitalization, leveraging their knowledge and experience more intensively for the benefit of our company's long-term technological orientation," said Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG. "I'm very pleased that Siemens has found a highly respected and very experienced scientist like Mr. Gruss to shape and lead the new expert council, which will be of vital importance for our company's future," said... Read More »

With too few educators at early childhood education centers, quality is often compromised; Bertelsmann Stiftung calls for a federal law setting uniform standards for child care centers

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The quality of early childhood education often suffers because of a lack of personnel. Many of Germany's child care centers apply staffing formulas that fail to allow for a child-appropriate ratio of staff to children. There are also substantial differences from state to state. In centers for children under the age of three, one educator is responsible for an average of three children in Bremen and Baden-Württemberg, while a colleague in Saxony-Anhalt is responsible for more than six. "It is imperative that uniform quality standards be defined ... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp consolidating to the cloud – important step in IT harmonization

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In addition, over 80,000 computer workstations and 10,000 server systems of ThyssenKrupp worldwide are to be moved to the cloud. The IT resources will then be made available from T-Systems data centers via secure data networks. In the future, ThyssenKrupp employees will get their desktop services including applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Lync directly from the secure cloud. As a result, employees of the diversified industrial group will be able to use workplace devices around the world flexibly and... Read More »

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