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Foam: Lunch Bytes Amsterdam


In the course of 2014, four events will take place, each of which is dedicated to a specific topic. International artists, scholars, designers, curators and intellectuals are invited to give short presentations before engaging in a panel discussion moderated by Marcel Feil, Foam's Deputy Director Artistic Affairs, and Melanie Bühler, curator of Lunch Bytes. Programme 15 June Whenever we access information online, we tap into databases. However, due to their lack of visibility, databases have not yet become major issues of public discourse... Read More »

BMW PGA championship: great Dane Björn leads the way and makes history


It set a course record for the famed and remodelled West Course and was the lowest opening round in the history of the event. Björn’s nearest challenger is Ireland’s Shane Lowry, whose 64 belied a recent run of poor form. Late in the day, Rafael Cabrera-Bello from Spain came in with a 65 (third place). Germany’s Martin Kaymer, fresh from victory at The Players’ Championship in the US, is also nicely placed in his quest to add a second BMW title to his growing collection of trophies. The BMW International Open champion in 2008, the former wor... Read More »

Canadians pitch in to provide over eight million days of clean water to those in need


P&G and Walmart Canada are proud to announce that caring Canadians joined in the cause this April to help combat the global drinking water crisis. As a result, P&G will donate more than 8.6 million days of clean water to the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Fund as part of its Clean Water initiative launched in partnership with Walmart on April 1. This initial success boosts the campaign to over one third of its year-long goal of 25 million days of clean water. Canadians rallied in support of the approximately one billion people in the... Read More »

Tata Power’s Mundra UMPP conducts science competition under Project Shiksha Sarathi


In line with this philosophy, Tata Power conducted a science competition ‘Vigyan Na Prayogo Dwara Vikas’ under their initiative ‘Shiksha Sarathi’; 33 teams across 23 schools in Mundra and Mandvi district participated in the competition. The objective of the competition was to enhance students’ knowledge and to develop basic competencies required to stimulate scientific curiosity. Several pre-event promotional activities including visits to schools, information about the modalities of the event, registration, and data and record generation were ... Read More »

BMW tate live performance event & performance room: Bojoana Cvejić and collaborators


BMW Tate Live is a longterm partnership between BMW and Tate, which focuses on performance, interdisciplinary art and curating digital space. In April 2014, the format has been selected “official honoree for exceptional work” at the 18th Annual Webby Awards in the category “Events and Live Webcast”. From May 21 to 24, visitors to the Turbine Hall will become part of the “Spacial Confessions” Performance Event. They will be encouraged to become part of a formation based on their responses to questions posed to them. These span both pressing a... Read More »

3M petrifilm salmonella express system receives first AOAC official methods of analysis validation


3M Food Safety announced today that its 3M™ Petrifilm™ Salmonella Express System has been validated through AOAC INTERNATIONAL as a First Action Official Method of Analysis (OMA method number 2014.01) for the detection of Salmonella in raw ground beef, cooked breaded chicken nuggets, raw ground chicken, raw ground pork, pasteurized liquid whole egg, fresh shrimp, fresh spinach, dry pet food and stainless steel. A complete review of the study conducted for the AOAC-OMA validation will be published by the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTE... Read More »

Introducing Amazon’s first three original children’s series: tumble leaf, creative galaxy and annedroids coming exclusively to prime instant video this summer


“Amazon Studios is thrilled to bring its first original children’s series to kids and their families this summer. We’re working with some of the most renowned creators in the business to introduce programming that promotes life-long learning through play,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “The kids programming team and series creators have had so much fun developing these new series. We can’t wait to share it with kids and their families across the country and see the learning experiences it fosters.” Amazon Or... Read More »

ILA Berlin air show 2014: Airbus to showcase cutting-edge products and innovations first display of A350 XWB test aircraft at German air show


Airbus will demonstrate the leading position of its comprehensive product family at this year’s ILA Berlin Air Show, with a special focus on its highly efficient and popular widebody product range. The highlight of the opening day will be the first ever display of an A350 XWB test aircraft (MSN 4) at a German Airshow. Compared to current generation long-range twin-engine aircraft, the A350 XWB is up to 25 per cent more fuel efficient thanks to an intelligent use of advanced materials, latest state-of-the-art aerodynamics, cutting edge system... Read More »

Tata AIA life expects increase in working population and life expectancy to drive insurance needs


The life insurance industry in India will witness a significant growth in the future with an increase in the working population and life expectancy, and is expected to drive insurance needs in the country, feels Shivdutt Das, vice president, product development, Tata AIA Life Insurance Company (Tata AIA Life). Mr Das said, “The rapid increase in the working population will also drive demand for savings and protection products.” Insurance products have been the second-largest component of household savings with a 23 percent share of total hou... Read More »

An emotional return to Rwanda for the Starbucks origin experience


In a soft voice, he shakes his head realizing “an unfortunate sequence of events” doesn’t begin to describe what happened over a period of 100 days in the small African nation. “Within the blink of an eye the world lost one million people,” said Karuletwa. He was 17 years old when Hutu extremists orchestrated the massacres of Tutsi and moderate Hutu people in Rwanda. Karuletwa was in neighboring Uganda at the time. When he returned to his home, the devastation he witnessed was “grotesque.” “I vowed to go back and play a role in whateve... Read More »

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