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The growing Presence of ABB in Atlantic Canada

ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies, is expanding its activities in Atlantic Canada with the opening of a new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. More…

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The recipe for success. Sumo Sushi & Bento

 

Sumo Sushi & Bento is a stellar franchise that has been in full operation for more than a decade in the Middle East. With new outlets opening up constantly, Endeavour Magazine got up close and personal to find our what the secret ingredient is for unrivalled success. More…

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The best of the best. Laing Sandblasting & Painting

 

Laing Sandblasting & Painting Co Ltd has been showing the rest of its industry how things are done since 1982. 34 years of top level experience have lead to an exciting, progressive and fascinating company evolution and Endeavour Magazine took a closer look to find out more. More…

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Petrogas. Energizing the future.

 

With an impressive legacy in its field, Petrogas Gas-systems B.V has risen to the top the old fashioned way – through hard work and determination. Traditional notions of service standards and commitment continue to permeate this inspiring organisation, so Endeavour got in touch to find out more. More…

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The Honesty and Integrity of the man behind EFM. An interview with Murray Price.

The captain of one of South Africa’s most prominent fleet management companies, Murray Price has seen Eqstra Fleet Management grow over the years while surfing the sweeping tides of the country’s economic fortunes to rise up as one of the leading fleet management businesses in the country. But what of the man steering this business forward? What is going on behind those cool blue eyes and corporate exterior. Endeavour was very fortunate to get hold of Murray and ask him some pertinent questions, to see what we could find out. More…

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Keeping the light at the end of the tunnel. STEC

 

STEC’s core business is public infrastructure works and in particular, transit projects involving both tunnelling and civil & structure works; their parent company is Shanghai Design and Build Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), which provides them with an edge over other civil contractors. Though STEC’s business focus has always been public infrastructure and tunnelling work, there are plans to venture into other fields when the market situation is conducive. More…

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MEFMA. A people orientated company.

Tasked with unifying the facility management industry in the Middle East, MEFMA has written the book on this field and set the standard for what has become an important resource for the facility management industry. More…

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National Railway of Zimbabwe. The hub and gateway of the region

Constructed during the time of British colonial rule and known as Rhodesia Railways until 1980, The National Railways of Zimbabwe have had to meet the growing demand for railway logistics head on.   Riding the rails of their former self, the national parastatal of Zimbabwe operates some 3,400 km of railway lines with both passenger and freight services and plays an important transit function in the southern part of Africa. More…


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nuTonomy completes $16M Series A funding to accelerate delivery of self-driving car software

nuTonomy Inc., the leading developer of software for self-driving cars, announced today the completion of a $16M Series A funding led by Highland Capital Partners.

The funding included significant participation from prior investors Fontinalis Partners and Signal Ventures. In Singapore, where nuTonomy has strong governmental support, the round included participation from EDBI, the dedicated corporate investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board. Samsung Ventures also participated in the Series A round.

nuTonomy is positioned to be the first company in the world to deliver an autonomous taxi service, and plans to launch a commercial offering in 2018. The company currently operates an R&D fleet of autonomous vehicles in Singapore, where it was the first private company to win governmental approval for testing on public roads.

Dr. Karl Iagnemma, Co-Founder and CEO of nuTonomy, stated: “nuTonomy’s self-driving vehicle software unlocks access to a multi-trillion dollar global ‘robo-taxi’ opportunity. This funding will accelerate the pace of our progress in deploying self-driving vehicles in Singapore and beyond.”

In addition to Singapore, nuTonomy is operating self-driving cars in Michigan and the United Kingdom, where it tests software in partnership with major automotive industry players such as Jaguar Land Rover.

nuTonomy is developing the first of its kind complete solution for operating large fleets of autonomous taxis; this includes software for autonomous vehicle navigation in urban environments, smartphone-based ride hailing, fleet routing and management, and controlling a vehicle remotely through teleoperation.

Building on 10+ years of research by co-founders Iagnemma and Prof. Emilio Frazzoli (CTO) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, nuTonomy has differentiated itself by pioneering technology for motion planning and decision-making that is based on methods that have been successfully employed in the development of spacecraft, airplanes, and other complex, safety-critical autonomous systems.

Bob Davis, General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, commented, “nuTonomy is a global leader in the self-driving car space, and they’re leading the charge to change the fundamentals of human transportation. We’re very excited to help nuTonomy put the world’s first autonomous taxi fleet on the road.”

“nuTonomy’s self-driving software is ushering in a new era of autonomous mobility,” added Chris Thomas, Founder and Partner at Fontinalis Partners. “The opportunity to partner with teams like nuTonomy’s—groups that are reshaping transportation systems around the globe—is the reason we founded Fontinalis.”

About nuTonomy

nuTonomy develops state-of-the-art software for autonomous passenger vehicles. nuTonomy was founded by two leaders in the autonomous vehicle space, Drs. Karl Iagnemma and Emilio Frazzoli of MIT. The company employs experts in perception, motion planning, and decision-making with PhDs from MIT, Caltech, NUS, and other leading academic institutions. nuTonomy’s software has been tested in the US, Singapore, and Europe. The company is based in Cambridge, MA and Singapore. For more information about nuTonomy, visit: http://nutonomy.com

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Growth in Renewable Installations and Smart Distribution Networks in Asia-Pacific Provide Opportunities for Switchgear Market

Southeast Asia is the biggest gainer from East Asia’s shrinking market size, as energy companies are increasingly shifting operations to the former region through acquisitions and joint ventures. These companies, including switchgear original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), are looking to tap the opportunities created by the expected growth in renewable integration as well as transmission and distribution (T&D) development projects.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Asia-Pacific Switchgear Market—2015 Update finds that the switchgear market earned revenue of US$5.93 billion in 2014, and estimates this to reach US$6.81 billion in 2019. The ambitious plans to increase renewable installations in Asia-Pacific region and urban planning and development are set to have a positive impact in the medium- and high-voltage (MV and HV) switchgear markets – for more information on this research, click here.

As Asia-Pacific rolls out significant electrification projects across the region to cope with the surge in peak power demand, there will be enhanced demand for switchgears. Besides, as renewable energy projects in Asia-Pacific are still in the growth phase, there has been a sizeable expansion of the installed capacity base, translating to greater sales opportunities.

“Countries such as Singapore and Japan have been especially active in implementing smart city concepts,” said Frost & Sullivan Energy & Environment Research Analyst Adwaith Visveswaran. “This has prompted OEMs to produce switchgear products with intelligent communication, remote operation and feedback systems.”

Additionally, with stringent technical specifications ruling major industries and sectors in Asia-Pacific, it is imperative that switchgear OEMs conform with the latest IEC 61439 standard.

However, the country that holds the most sway over the Asia-Pacific market is China. Since most countries in the region rely on exports to China, the volatility in oil price coupled with China’s currency devaluation has weakened commodity prices and sent economic tremors across Asia-Pacific.

“Chinese switchgear manufacturers, on the other hand, are capitalizing on the constant flux in the global economy and significant budget cuts,” noted Visveswaran. “This economic environment has compelled utilities to demand low-priced electrical products, causing Chinese OEMs to flood the Asia-Pacific market.”

In order to stay afloat in the highly fragmented and cost-competitive market, global players are adopting a mix of market-entry strategies. While some have acquired or signed joint ventures with established local players, others have expanded their sales distribution channels. However, owing to preference given to local companies, joint ventures are seen as the best way forward.

Asia-Pacific Switchgear Market—2015 Update is part of the Energy & Power Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: China Natural Gas Outlook, Asia-Pacific Smart Grid Market 2015 Update, Global Smart Electricity Meter Market and US Digital Protective Relay Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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High Performance Alloys Market Worth $11.33 Billion by 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.

The high performance alloys market is expected to reach USD 11.33 Billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.

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The market is expected to witness significant growth owing to increasing substitution of steel and other alloys by titanium and aluminium based high performance alloys. High strength coupled with superior oxidation resistant properties exhibited by these materials is expected to drive demand over the projected period.

Growing use of the product in industrial gas turbines and other gas turbines used in power generation is expected to drive growth over the forecast period. In addition, increasing government expenditure particularly in developing economies to restart gas based power plants is expected to have a positive impact growth. Furthermore, declining oil & natural gas prices are expected to

Technological advancements related to alloys manufactured using platinum group metals have led to an increase in the demand for the aforementioned product. The platinum-palladium-copper alloys are used in wrought products thereby resulting in a substantial cost reduction. The ruthenium-platinum-palladium alloys are being used increasingly in industrial applications owing to high oxidation resistance and superior strength.

Europe accounted for a significant market share of over 26.0% in 2015 and is expected to witness significant growth over the next eight years. Increasing demand for high performance alloys from the robust automotive and aerospace industry in the region is expected to propel demand.

Key findings from the study suggest:

  • Non-ferrous high performance alloys are expected to be the fastest growing segment, growing at a CAGR of over 3.0% from 2016 to 2024. Increasing application scope of the products in aerospace as well as industrial applications owing to its ability to withstand high temperature and pressure is expected to fuel demand.
  • Electrical & electronics segment was valued at over USD 6.00 billion in 2015. High performance alloys used in electrical & electronics applications are added with conductive metals to optimize performance efficiency. Furthermore, growing use of these products in electrical & electronics applications owing to its superior thermal resistance is likely to fuel growth over the forecast period.
  • Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the highest growth owing to growing demand for these products particularly in emerging economies owing to rapid industrialization in Indonesia, India, and China. Furthermore, increasing government initiatives coupled with supportive regulations benefiting the manufacturing sector is expected to augment growth over the projected period.
  • Superalloys segment is expected to register a market growth of CAGR of over 4.5% from 2016 to 2024. The corrosion-resistant superalloys are extensively used in extreme environments owing to its ability to offer superior heat and corrosion resistance. Growing use of these alloys in power plants, chemical and petrochemical processing, and oil and gas industries is expected to augment demand over the next eight years.
  • Key market players include VSMPO, RTI International Metals, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Aperam, Haynes International, Outokumpu. Alcoa Inc., Timken Company, Precision Castparts Corp.

You can browse the full research report with TOC on “High Performance Alloys Market Analysis by Product (Non-Ferrous Alloys, Platinum Group Metal Alloys, Refractory Metal Alloys and Superalloys), By Application (Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Gas Turbines, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Electronic), By Material (Aluminum, Titanium, Magnesium) And Segment Forecasts To 2024” at: http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/high-performance-alloys-market

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Staff Inspired

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The people you employ are central to what you do. As such, it is vital that you keep them interested in their work and in the business itself. The last thing you want is for your employees to get bored with what is going on, and start leaving for other companies. To keep your staff going strong, you need to keep them inspired. Even during tough times, you should do everything you can to keep your chin up – so that they can keep theirs up too. This is, of course, much harder than it sounds. Nonetheless, with a little practice and determination, you can get there. So how are you meant to keep your staff inspired in the long term? Here are five top tips for doing just that.

Set A Good Example

Both you, and your leadership teams, have to set a good example to the staff. It can’t be stressed how important this is for any business. The leaders set the tone for the way things work in your business. If they, or you, do not seem to be confident, then nobody else will be either. You need to have the ability to present your ideas with confidence and with a winning smile. So do whatever it takes to get to that point. If it means Presentation Coaching for all your leadership staff, then so be it. With inspired leaders comes inspired staff.

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Connect Them To The Vision

When you communicate the vision to your company, it is important to make it as personal as possible. Try not to just speak of the business as a whole. If you really want to get people engaged, it helps to connect them to the vision in a personal way. Ensure that every team member knows how their role relates to the vision. With this kind of approach, everybody feels valued. That is no small feat.

Remember To Reward

A manager who does not reward is not usually popular for very long. Rewards are not just niceties; they play a very important role in keeping your staff inspired. After all, everybody wants to know that their efforts are appreciated. Rewards are a great way to make sure that that is the case. Be careful, however, not to over-reward. Make sure you save it for when it is truly deserved – otherwise it loses meaning.

Be Individualistic

Employees feel that they are most engaged when they are both part of a team and able to work alone. With that in mind, remember to treat every member of staff as an individual who deserves respect. Ultimately, you should be trying to make their work life easier for them. If they work best in a cubicle, then let them have one. Look after your staff in this way, and great things are likely to happen within your company’s walls.

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Have Advancement Opportunities

Moist employees need to know that there is the possibility to advance. Not only does this give them a sense of forward momentum – a much-needed trait. It also encourages them to work harder, as they know that a promotion is not completely impossible. Do your best to ensure that the most diligent and passionate staff get pushed forward. This is likely to benefit you, anyway.

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The Ugly Truth: As TNT Express Take Over Nears, What Happens to ‘Ugly Freight’?

As the FedEx-TNT merger nears completion, the international parcel broker ParcelHero warns the take-over could mean increased costs and transit times for large and heavy items. More…

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Maritime News: Indonesia on right track under Jokowi, IMO head says

Indonesia is poised to become a pivotal player in the global maritime industry during President Joko Widodo’s (Jokowi) tenure, local media quoted IMO secretary-general Lim Ki-tack as saying. More…

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Fircroft Opens the Door to Mining Industry Growth With One Key Resources

Fircroft, the global workforce solutions provider to the technical engineering sectors, has strengthened its position within the mining, minerals and natural resources industries with the acquisition of Australian firm, One Key Resources; a specialist provider of labour hire and managed workforce services to the mining, oil and gas, and infrastructure industries. More…

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Deer Jet to Operate the World’s First VVIP 787 Boeing Business Jet

Deer Jet, the largest business jet company in Asia, is to become the operator of world’s first VVIP BBJ 787. Deer Jet and Boeing announced jointly at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE), the largest business aviation event in Europe. More…

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Taking Your Business To The Next Level Is A Lot Easier Than You’d Think

As a business owner, one of the most important lessons that you’ll ever learn is that you can always do better. Even if the company is turning a healthy profit, there is always an opportunity to enhance things further. Moreover, striving for those improvements at all times is the calling card of a successful entrepreneur. More…

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Angloinfo: Expats Will Vote To Stay In EU

The significant majority of expats are set to vote in favour of staying in the EU, one month out from the referendum, according to latest research. 71 per cent are set to vote to stay in the EU and just 23 per cent will vote to leave. Only 6 per cent are still undecided. More…

ArcelorMittal: Breakthrough product developments showcased at Wire & Tube 2016 in Düsseldorf

It would be hard to imagine a world without steel, which plays a crucial role in life today. However, industries must permanently adapt to meet increasingly stringent requirements related to weight, cost, and carbon footprint.

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Represented at Wire and Tube 2016 by its divisions Long Products, WireSolutions and Tubular Products, ArcelorMittal Europe is focusing on innovation to provide the most appropriate solutions for its customers and help them adapt to changing industry norms.

  • Automotive

ArcelorMittal’s automotive clients are under pressure to reduce CO2 emissions, through optimization of fuel consumption and weight. With 30% of R&D spending dedicated to automotive in 2015, ArcelorMittal supports its clients by developing new steel grades and providing reliable weight reduction solutions; e.g. the recent development of a low-carbon steel crash component, lighter and more cost-effective than aluminium, at the group’s Vitry site in France. Vitry is part ofTubular Products Europe , whose front crash components and rear axle beams are being showcased for the first time at Tube 2016.

The group’s European long products plants are engaged in developing improved products for specific auto applications:

–        A case in point is the Freeform ® M1500H2 which has been developed for the production of ultra-high strength engine bolts with improved hydrogen resistance and being promoted to OEMs and fastener makers.

–        Another instance of the development of innovative steel grades is the SOLAM ® B1100 for advanced steel forging applications reducing component weight by 20% .

–        A third example is Solam® M2050 C – Cor , which is specifically designed to lighten the suspension and has increased resistance to corrosion.

Plastiflat®, a new manufacturing process for galvanised polyester-coated wire for flat blades, is one of the group’s more recent developments, realised at the Marnaval mill (eastern France), part of the group’s wire drawing divisionWireSolutions . Marnaval is a world leader in wire production for wiper arms and flat blades, serving mainly the automotive and construction market.

  • Construction and infrastructure

ArcelorMittal is constantly developing lighter, more cost-effective designs for construction and infrastructure. Its wire business WireSolutions was the first worldwide to offer galvanised, waxed and sheathed strand for cable-stayed structures and higher tensile strands (> 2000 N/mm2).

ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products is the world’s largest producer of hot-rolled and cold-formed sheet piles, bearing piles and foundation solutions. In 2015, a new generation of wider, lighter steel sheet piles was launched: the AZ® range , available in widths of up to 800 mm. The product leads to faster completion of projects by reducing the number of elements and brings down project costs by weight savings.

Tubular Products Europe offers a comprehensive and diversified range of tubular products for the construction sector – the division’s single biggest market. Its offer has been reinforced by recent upgrades at the sites of Krakow (Poland), Karvina (Czech Republic) and Iasi (Romania).

Key contract wins in recent years have consolidated ArcelorMittal’s reputation as a leading supplier to infrastructure projects. In May 2015, ArcelorMittal WireSolutions signed three contracts to supply a total of around 21,500 tonnes of steel fibres to the Doha Metro project in Qatar , representing its first delivery of steel fibres to the Middle East and the largest steel fibre contracts ever signed by the business to date. Between 2011 and 2013, the business signed three multi-million pound contracts to supply a total of 12,000 tonnes of steel fibres for the gigantic London Crossrail project , representing the biggest total delivery of steel fibres in the entire project.

  • Mechanical engineering

ArcelorMittal’s European long products offer innovative steel grades for the mechanical engineering market. . Revigny-sur-Ornain is France’s main supplier of freecutting steel for the mechanical engineering, automotive and construction markets such as Usimax® , a special steel grade with Superior machining properties and reduced processing cost by avoiding heat treatment.

  • Agriculture and arboriculture

ArcelorMittal’s division WireSolutions is recognised worldwide for the quality of its Crapal® anticorrosion product rangeincluding the latest innovative coatings CrapalOptimum® and CrapalPremium®. Highly resistant to corrosion and perfectly weldable, and produced under ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 norms, the wires are used for diverse applications, i.e. agriculture, arboriculture and winemaking. 110 tonnes of ArcelorMittal’s CrapalOptimum® wire are currently being used to construct the world’s biggest greenhouse in Almeria, Spain, completed in July 2014.

  • Energy

ArcelorMittal Europe Long products has developed specialised grades for use in corrosive environment of offshore and oil and gas field.

ArcelorMittal is one of the main Europe suppliers of high-performance steel products and services for the global energy industry through its divisions WireSolutions and Tubular Products . Extensive investments at the site of Ostrava (Czech Republic) in 2014 have modernised the manufacture billet feedstock for the oil industry, nearly doubling Ostrava’s annual production capacity of oil pipes.

WireSolutions is a leading producer of high-end technological wire solutions for the buoyant offshore market. In 2013, the business signed a five-year contract worth over €200m – recently extended by another two years – with engineering company Technip to develop high-performance, high-strength steel wire for the production of flexible pipes for the development of deepwater oil and gas fields . The wire is being produced at the site of Bourg-en-Bresse in France.

With a strong focus on innovation and the most comprehensive range of steel products, ArcelorMittal has the necessary global expertise to provide the most adapted solutions to its customers – in all industrial sectors.

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EMAS Offshore Announces Contract Awards Amidst Challenging Conditions


EMAS Offshore Limited, an established offshore services provider offering offshore support, accommodation, construction and production services to the oil and gas industry, announced today that since the start of Q3 FY2016, it has secured new awards and letter of intents for charters amounting to approximately US$32 million, including options. More…

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Here’s How You Can Make Your Business Info More Secure

There are so many things you need to look out for as a business owner these days. It’s essential that you look at protecting your business as much as you can. Protecting the information within your company is vital for preserving your reputation as a business. Your clients need to know that their sensitive information is being kept private and safe. So, take a look at some of these hints, and use them to help you out.

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Simple And Effective Ways To Cut Business Costs In Half

Running a business is an exciting and stimulating time, but it is also problematic. Anyone that wants their business to be a success needs to cut their costs by a big margin. Expenses are a waste that most firms can’t afford, especially SMEs. Add to that the fact that lots of businesses don’t make a profit in their first year and it becomes paramount. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to make it happen, so companies aren’t lacking for choice. But, most people don’t know where to start, which is where this article comes in handy. Anyone that is looking for inspiration only needs to look at the tips below. More…

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New Manufacturing Index From Cranfield Reveals That Sector is Undervalued by £50 Billion

Research by Cranfield University has suggested that the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the UK economy is greater than previously thought. More…

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Life On The Road: How To Stay Safe As A Full-Time Driver

Driving on your own personal time is one thing, but you’ll quickly come to realize that it’s totally different when you do it as a job. It might not seem that difficult from the outside looking in, but life on the road is harsh. Driving for so many hours at a time will take a lot of concentration and effort, and you’ll be shattered by the time you’re done. You need to take certain safety precautions when you’re out there. More…

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ICONIC ESCORT NAMED BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE CLASSIC FORD

The iconic Escort has been named the favourite Ford of all time by fans of the UK’s best-selling car brand. More…

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TDI-TUNING TAKES BRITISH KNOW-HOW TO AUSTRALIA AND THAILAND

Essex-based tuning specialist TDI-Tuning’s on-going development of its bespoke tuning boxes is not limited to the UK and European markets: the tuner recently visited Australia and Thailand, helping local dealers learn about the products and carrying out dyno tests, thus continuing to prove TDI-Tuning’s commitment and response to international challenges. More…

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VOLVO PROVIDES THE FIRST LOOK AT ITS NEW RANGE OF SMALLER CARS

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in an audacious new direction and mark the official launch of its global small car strategy. More…

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Teenager’s Mutant Marina ‘Myrtle’ puts new blood into classic cars

An 18-year-old car enthusiast has ensured that at least one of the 1.2 million Morris Marinas and Itals built can cut it on today’s streets and if needed, on track. Patxi Beasley’s ‘Mutant Marina’ retains the predictable lines that was familiar transport for many families in the 1970s but underneath the fading Brooklands Green paint and period dealer stickers resides an altogether different beast. Affectionately known as ‘Myrtle’, it’s now a hybrid of Ford and British Leyland. More…

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Wuzhen’s Mix of Old and New Strikes a Chord with Visiting Artists

In the ancient water town where history collides with the modern way of life, the four-month Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition hosted by Culture Wuzhen is presenting new perspectives to visiting artists. More…

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Top Reasons to Visit Africa This Year

Africa is where it all started for us – yet many of us here in the West wouldn’t consider visiting the vast continent. There are some obvious reasons why, of course. Several countries suffer from a lot of political upheavals, for example, and many feel that Africa is just a dangerous place. While there’s no doubt that some parts of it can be dangerous – particularly for Western women – it’s not the case for the entire continent. In fact, as long as you take the kind of safety measures you would find in any other foreign location, it’s safe – and a wonderful experience awaits. Here are some of the best reasons to visit Africa, either on vacation or for a longer traveling experience. More…

Mammut's #project360 celebrated a new milestone in virtual mountaineering, as the two Nepalese mountain guides Lakpa Sherpa (left) and Pemba Rinji Sherpa (2nd right) with the support of their colleagues Ang Kaji Sherpa (2nd left) and Kusang Sherpa (right) became the first men in the world to document the whole South route to the summit of Mount Everest with a 360-degree camera rig. Here the team climbs towards the summit that they successfully reached just minutes after. This spectacular route now can be experienced in breathtaking full 360 degree panoramas at www.project360.mammut.ch. A personal triumph for four of Nepal's most acclaimed Sherpas, a milestone in virtual mountaineering and the triumphant highlight to Mammut's #project360. (PRNewsFoto/Mammut Sports Group AG)
Ultimate Heights: #project360 Conquers Mount Everest

A new milestone in virtual mountaineering was celebrated, as the two Nepalesemountain guides Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji Sherpa with the support of their colleagues Ang Kaji Sherpa and Kusang Sherpa became the first men in the world to document the whole South route to the summit of Mount Everest with a 360° camera rig for Mammut’s #project360. More…

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YOTEL Breaks Ground on First Hotel in Dubai, UAE

OTEL, an affiliate company of Kuwait-listed IFA Hotels & Resorts KSCC, broke ground last week on their first property in the Middle East, expected to open in 2018. This follows the technology-focused hospitality brand’s signing of a long-term agreement with Dubai Investment Properties LLC (‘DIP’) to operate a new hotel in Dubai, UAE. More…

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Dubai City Card Boosts Tourism to Dubai by Unlocking Discounts

Dubai drew 14.2 million tourists last year. And now, Dubai City Card is helping draw in even more of a crowd by unlocking super deals on attractions, activities and excursions. More…


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