Monthly Archives: August 2017

Grammy Winner Coolio & Wrestling Legend Virgil on an Adult Star’s Presidential Ticket – Press Conference

Embarrassed by the state of the country, adult star Cherie DeVille wants to lead by example, bringing change to the country – a Real Person for the People DeVille’s Team features Coolio as Vice President, with WWE great Virgil as … Read the full press release

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Hervé Castres Saint-Martin becomes Arkema’s VP Raw material and Energy Procurement

COLOMBES, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema announces the appointment of Hervé Castres Saint-Martin as Arkema’s Vice President Raw material and Energy Procurement effective 1st September 2017. Hervé Castres Saint-Martin, 53 years old, graduated from the Paris Ecole Supérieure de Physique et … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bundesbank: low-interest-rate environment continues to weigh heavily on SME credit institutions in Germany

FRANKFURT, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The low-interest-rate environment continues to weigh heavily on small and medium-sized credit institutions in Germany. This was established by the latest survey on the profitability and resilience of German financial institutions in a low-interest-rate environment, which … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bundesbank: Reopening of five-year Federal notes series 176 of 2017 (2022)

Frankfurt am Main, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As already announced in the issue calendar for the third quarter of 2017, the Federal Government will reopen once again the 0 % five-year Federal notes series 176 of 2017 (2022) due on 7 … Read the full press release

Airbus: Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor on its way to Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia

STEVENAGE, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s pollution monitoring satellite Sentinel-5 Precursor has left Airbus’ Stevenage site and is on its way to the launch site, the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Launch is currently planned on 9 October on a Rockot rocket. … Read the full press release

Airbus Americas: delivery of the first A320 to be produced in the United States

Mobile, AL, USA, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first delivery of an A320 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility has taken place in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The aircraft, delivered to Spirit Airlines, is the 37th overall delivery from the U.S. facility … Read the full press release

Michelin to unveil its latest enduro tyres at 2017 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE)

For the first time, Michelin is a partner of the 2017 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) which is based this year in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, on August 28-September 2. Boulogne-Billancourt, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Michelin has chosen to take advantage … Read the full press release

KfW Group: Providing junior employees with vocational training is vital to the survival of SMEs

SMEs provide training for 1.2 million apprentices and trainees – 90% of total Training intensity varies across states – Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland are leaders Microenterprises have few trainees or apprentices Frankfurt am Main, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The number of trainees … Read the full press release

Destatis: the highest poverty risk in all of Germany recorded for Bremen

WIESBADEN, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In terms of the at-risk-of-poverty rate, the poverty risk was lowest in the southern Länder of Baden-Württemberg (11.9%) and Bayern (12.1%) in 2016. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the highest poverty risk in all of Germany was recorded for Bremen (22.6%), followed by Sachsen-Anhalt (21.4%) … Read the full press release

Destatis: agreed earnings up 3.8% in 2Q 2017 YoY

WIESBADEN, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The collectively agreed earnings, as measured by the index of agreed monthly earnings including extra payments, increased by an average 3.8% in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter of the previous year. … Read the full press release

Destatis: 509,997 young people concluded new apprenticeship contracts in 2016

WIESBADEN, 31-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A total of 509,997 young people concluded new apprenticeship contracts in 2016. This was a decrease of 1.3% compared with a year earlier. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that management assistant for retail services … Read the full press release

Arkema site in Crosby, Texas safely shut down all operations before hurricane landfall

The Arkema site in Crosby, Texas has been shut-down since Friday. COLOMBES, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The site anticipated the storm, and safely shut down all operations before hurricane landfall. The facility has had extraordinary levels of rain, receiving approximately 40 … Read the full press release

Destatis: Germany inflation measured by the consumer price index expected at 1.8% in August 2017

WIESBADEN, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 1.8% in August 2017. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the … Read the full press release

Telefónica Colombia increases capital to pre-pay all commitments in relation to PARAPAT

Telefónica and its partner, the Colombian Government, have agreed to a capital increase in ConTel for approximately 1,370 million euros in order to pre-pay the obligations with PARAPAT. Of these, Telefónica will contribute about 925 million euros. With regard to … Read the full press release

DHL implements innovative volume measurement solution called MetriX Freight

DHL Trade Fairs & Events uses gaming technology for its logistics services Time savings and more efficient dimensioning thanks to 3D camera technology BONN, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DHL is the official logistics partner of Messe Frankfurt. The specialists for … Read the full press release

Bentley Motors unveils full details of its new third-generation Bentley Continental GT

Third generation of the peerless Continental GT: the definitive luxury Grand Tourer A statement of true luxury: bold, sculptured exterior design Innovative luxurious interior offers unrivalled Grand Touring refinement Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain Seamless integration of handcrafted, natural … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom to introduce world’s first Virtual Reality (VR) game that helps scientists fight dementia

First consumer VR game where players can help to advance dementia research through gameplay Building on the success of the mobile game Sea Hero Quest, which collected the data of almost 3 million players worldwide VR game allows for more … Read the full press release

BASF to further improve the efficiency of its engineering and maintenance processes with SAP® Asset Intelligence Network

Ludwigshafen and Walldorf, Germany, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF and SAP today announced the start of a project at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site to evaluate digital collaboration among business partners in the domain of engineering and maintenance. SAP® Asset Intelligence Network, a cloud-based … Read the full press release

#JETZTMAGENTA is Deutsche Telekom’s slogan at the IFA in Berlin

#JETZTMAGENTA – Deutsche Telekom spearheads the digital revolution Products and services displayed at the stand for fun-and-games extravaganza Thrilling live show offers highlights for all the family BONN, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With its pioneering role in the digital revolution, … Read the full press release

BMW: extraordinary pageant of new models and concept vehicles at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main

MUNICH, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new products unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt show highlight the status of BMW as a manufacturer of vehicles that transmit unrivalled levels of emotional appeal with their inspirational design, trailblazing innovations and the driving pleasure … Read the full press release

BMW Group: BMW i3 and BMW i3s represent the future of urban mobility

MUNICH, 30-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The BMW i3 shows the way ahead to a new era of mobility. It is recognised the world over as a symbol of driving pleasure, sustainability and intelligent connectivity in the urban traffic environment, which is … Read the full press release

BMW Motorrad: The Pure&Crafted Festival’s third edition in Berlin with new home at Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg

MUNICH, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pure&Crafted Festival’s third edition went out with a bang under yesterday’s starry late summer night sky. On the grounds of the Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin, the festival appealed to its audience with a … Read the full press release

The BMW S 1000 RR racers reigned on the Horiče street circuit in the Czech Republic

The BMW S 1000 RR racers reigned on the Horiče street circuit in the Czech Republic; at the penultimate round of the 2017 International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), they celebrated a double top-six lockout. Marek Červený won both races, with … Read the full press release

BMW Team RLL finishes fourth and ninth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway (USA)

BMW Team RLL’s fourth and ninth place finishes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway (USA) are far different than would have been predicted in the first 85 laps of the 93 completed. … Read the full press release

New composition of the Board of Management of AUDI AG as of September 1

Changes at the top of Finance, IT and Integrity, Marketing and Sales, Human Resources and Organization, and Production and Logistics Audi Supervisory Board Chairman Matthias Müller: “The departing Board of Management members have contributed to Audi’s positive development” Audi CEO … Read the full press release

BAE Systems Australia’s immersive 3D technology will be showcased at SimTecT in Sydney

Farnborough, UK, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems Australia’s immersive 3D technology which is being used to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a capability edge will be on show at SimTecT, being held in Sydney this week. Those … Read the full press release

Gabrielle (Gabby) Costigan appointed as BAE Systems Australia’s next Chief Executive Officer

Farnborough, UK, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gabrielle (Gabby) Costigan, has been appointed as BAE Systems Australia’s next Chief Executive Officer, commencing with the Australian defence company on October 2, 2017 and assuming the role of CEO by March 2018 after … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Second Steppers report: 56% say it’s taken longer than expected to buy their next home

A quarter of first time homeowners looking to move up the property ladder – ‘Second Steppers’ – find it harder than buying their first home (up 18%) Over a third (35%) will delay having children / have less children than … Read the full press release

OSCE Mission to Moldova: Practical discussions on running an NGO during retreat held in Merenesti

MOLDOVA, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 25 August 2017, the OSCE Mission to Moldova supported a retreat for 28 representatives of NGOs from both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River in the village of Merenesti. The event provided a platform for … Read the full press release

OSCE: Teachers from Moldovan vocational schools acquire skills to promote gender equality values in their work

MOLDOVA, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forty-six teachers from vocational schools throughout Moldova completed a Train the Trainer programme and learned new techniques for achieving gender equality and improving their skills in the promotion of women’s rights in the field of education. … Read the full press release