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ADIDAS ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY SECOND QUARTER RESULTS AND INCREASES 2017 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

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STRONG TOP- AND BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE IN Q2 Revenues from the company’s continuing operations increased 19% on a currency-neutral basis and 20% in euro terms to € 5.0 billion. The company’s operating profit increased 18% to € 505 million in the second quarter of 2017 (2016: € 429 million) despite the one-time gain of around € 70 million related to the early termination of the Chelsea FC sponsorship that was included in the prior year’s quarter. The operating profit improvement was driven by a higher gross margin as well as operating expense ... Read More »

The Coca-Cola Company Announces Timing of Second Quarter Earnings Release and Investor Conference Call; Announces Plans for November Investor Day

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The company also announced it will hold an Investor Day at its headquarters in Atlanta on Thursday, Nov.16, 2017. Presentations will be given by CEO James Quincey and other members of the company’s senior leadership team. In-person attendance for this event is by invitation only.  A more detailed agenda and dial-in information will be provided at a later date. The webcast and presentation materials for these events will be available at www.coca-colacompany.com/investors. A downloadable file will also be available within 24 hours after the ea... Read More »

NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

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Expedition 52 flight engineer Randy Bresnik of NASA demonstrates the width inside a Soyuz simulator, Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. Credits: NASA/ Bill Ingalls The interviews will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website and will be preceded at 8:30 a.m. by a video feed of highlights from Bresnik’s mission training and previous spaceflight.   To participate in the interviews, media must contact Sarah Volkman at 281-483-9071 or sarah.e.volkman@nasa.gov no ... Read More »

Creativity + Responsibility

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elebrating the Success of our Agency Partners On the Festival’s global stage, agencies compete in a field of more than 40,000 entries covering brand-building disciplines of advertising, PR, design and communications. Only 10% of entries earn a coveted spot on the shortlist, and even fewer win an actual Lion award. By the end of the week, P&G’s agency partners earned a total of 26 Lions for their work on P&G campaigns that raised the bar on creativity, built the business—and in most cases, promoted something that mattered. Toget... Read More »

GOOGLE EARTH JUN 26, 2017 Harry Potter casts his spell on Google Earth

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Conjured up by author J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" (called "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" in the U.S.) has sold more than 450 million copies in 79 languages since its initial publication on June 26, 1997. The worldwide pop-culture phenomenon grew to include six more Harry Potter books, a few literary spinoffs, a movie franchise, and a hit two-part play. To celebrate this anniversary, Google Earth’s storytelling platform, Voyager, takes you on a global tour (no portkey needed) of real-world places inspired... Read More »

Join Intel for its Biggest Data Center Launch in a Decade

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Intel’s leaders will unveil the company’s latest technology advancements for the data center and network, and will discuss its vision for delivering solutions that will transform businesses, industries and, ultimately, lives.   Join the live webcast at 8:30 a.m. PDT, July 11 to hear from Navin Shenoy, Intel’s new executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group (DCG), and Lisa Spelman, DCG’s vice president of products and marketing, about Intel’s latest technology advancements for the data center and the partners... Read More »

Gazprom and SOCAR address cooperation issues

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The parties discussed cooperation issues, paying attention to, among other things, natural gas supplies to Azerbaijan. Background SOCAR is Azerbaijan's largest state-owned petroleum company engaged in oil, natural gas and gas condensate exploration, production, processing, transportation and sales. On September 11, 2015, Gazprom Export and Azerbaijan Methanol Company (AzMeCo) signed a mid-term Sales and Purchase Agreement for up to 2 billion cubic meters of gas annually. ... Read More »

Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

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During his visit to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Vice President Mike Pence will tour the Vehicle Assembly Building, an enormous structure originally built for assembly of Apollo/Saturn vehicles, later modified to support Space Shuttle operations, and currently under modification to support Orion and Space Launch System operations. Credits: NASA NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway,... Read More »

BESPONSA® APPROVED IN THE EU FOR ADULT PATIENTS WITH RELAPSED OR REFRACTORY B-CELL PRECURSOR ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA

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  “The European Commission’s approval of BESPONSA represents an important milestone for patients, the oncology community and Pfizer,” said Andreas Penk, M.D., regional president, Pfizer Oncology. “This is the first approval for BESPONSA and provides patients in the EU, who are battling an especially hard-to-treat leukemia, with a new treatment option beyond chemotherapy.” ALL is an aggressive type of leukemia that can be fatal within a matter of months if left untreated.1 The goal of treatment in relapsed or refractory (resistant) AL... Read More »

PROJECT AAROHI BY BENETTON INDIA WINS INDIA CSR AWARDS

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Under the umbrella of the Women Empowerment Program (WEP), Benetton India launched the initiative AAROHI, supporting menstrual healthcare for women. Following the conviction that all women and girls must be granted access to affordable and adequate menstrual and reproductive healthcare, the program aims to create positive change by educating women on issues of health and personal hygiene and highlighting menstrual practices that are healthy, environmentally sustainable, culturally responsive and empowering for women. “Women’s health has alwa... Read More »

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