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NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Media Activities

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is shown during its Sept. 15, 2017, plunge into Saturn's atmosphere in this artist's depiction. Cassini will use its thrusters to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible while sending back unique data about Saturn's atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA also will hold a media teleconference Tuesday, Aug. 29 to preview activities for Cassini during its final two weeks.   Launched in 1997, Cassini arrived in orbit around Saturn in 2004 on a mission to study the giant planet, its ring... Read More »

2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training

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The 2017 NASA astronaut class, from left, Zena Cardman, Jasmin Moghbeli, Jonny Kim, Frank Rubio, Matthew Dominick, Warren Hoburg, Robb Kulin, Kayla Barron, Bob Hines, Raja Chari, Loral O' Hara and Jessica Watkins. Credits: NASA/Robert Markowitz NASA Television will broadcast a conversation between the astronaut candidates and members of the Expedition 52 crew, who currently are working and living aboard the International Space Station, at 12:45 p.m. EDT Tuesday, followed immediately by the news conference.   A limited number of... Read More »

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 »

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 »

iPad Pro, in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models, introduces the world’s most advanced display and breakthrough performance

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The new iPad Pro features the world’s most advanced display and incredible performance. San Jose, California — Apple today introduced an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Pro and a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, featuring the world’s most advanced display with ProMotion technology and incredible performance with the new A10X Fusion chip. The new 10.5-inch model reduces the borders by nearly 40 percent to fit into an incredibly compact package that still weighs just one pound. Combined with powerful new iPad features in iOS 11 coming this fall, like the all-... Read More »

Summer Sprite™ Cold Lyrics Series™ celebrates cool, crisp, refreshing, lemon-lime Sprite in partnership with Vince Staples, Lil Yachty, DRAM, Vic Mensa, Kamaiyah and Kap G

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To remind fans how cool, crisp, refreshing and delicious Sprite is during the most scorching days of summer, limited-edition Sprite packaging will display six existing lyrics from a talented roster of artists: Vince Staples, Lil Yachty, DRAM, Vic Mensa, Kamaiyah and Kap G. Each artist was chosen by Sprite because of their unique perspective and reputation for staying true to themselves. “Sprite was one of the first brands ever to recognize the power of hip-hop more than 30 years ago. It has always celebrated authenticity and collaborated wit... Read More »

ADIDAS APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTORS FOR WESTERN EUROPE AND EMERGING MARKETS

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We are very pleased to fill these key positions with excellent internal candidates, continuing the transition to our next generation of leaders. ROLAND AUSCHEL, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, RESPONSIBLE FOR GLOBAL SALES "Both Alain Pourcelot and Martin Shankland have a strong track record with adidas. I look forward to executing our strategy ‘Creating the New’ together with Martin and Alain,” commented Roland Auschel. Alain Pourcelot (French, 51) joined adidas in 2005 as Marketing Director for adidas France. From 2012 to 2015, he led the adida... Read More »

Tide purclean encourages energy-saving laundry habits through its Sustainable Laundry Pledge and donates $250,000 to World Wildlife Fund for Earth Day

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“This collaboration with Tide purclean is an opportunity to raise awareness that making small changes to something as simple as a load of laundry can make a difference and have impact on our world,” said Sheila Bonini, senior vice president, private sector engagement, World Wildlife Fund. “This donation helps WWF further our ongoing conservation efforts across the globe and represents an incredible effort by the public to adopt more sustainable household practices.” The Sustainable Laundry Pledge tasks consumers with making three small chang... Read More »

TIFFANY & CO. HOSTS ‘IN CONVERSATION’ PANEL DISCUSSION ON SUSTAINABILITY

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Tiffany & Co. hosted an intimate breakfast and ‘In Conversation’ panel discussion at NeueHouse Penthouse focused on the theme of sustainability. Panelists included Oscar® award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, who wore Tiffany HardWear; Tiffany & Co. chairman & interim CEO Mike Kowalski; and Save the Elephants Activist Dudu Douglas-Hamilton. The discussion was moderated by Tiffany & Co. chief sustainability officer Anisa Kamadoli Costa. Discussion topics ranged from the rising demand for corporate responsibility and the ... Read More »

Apple announces commitment to 100% recycled materials, major step for IT sector – Greenpeace response

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“Apple’s commitment to 100% recycled materials is ambitious, and highlights the need for greater urgency across the sector to reduce resource consumption and e-waste that are causing significant impacts on the environment and human health.  Transitioning to non-virgin raw materials will help to decrease the demand for mined metals and other inputs, and increase recycling rates of electronics directly.   “This commitment, and Apple’s recent progress in transitioning its supply chain in Asia to renewable energy, puts it far ahead of others... Read More »

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