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Adidas to use only recycled plastic by 2024

Berlin, July 17 (IANS) Global sportswear maker Adidas announced that it has committed to using only recycled plastic by 2024. The pledge to eliminate the use of virgin plastic includes polyester. Used in everything from t-shirts to sports bras, the material is popular in sportswear because it dries quickly and weighs little, reports CNN. Adidas said on Monday that it would stop u...

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Award-winning Indian film to release in UK, Singapore before India

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Aditya Kripalani's award-winning independent film Tikli and Laxmi Bomb will hit the screens in the UK and Singapore before it digitally releases in India. 'Tikli...' is going to be distributed by Film Volt in the UK across five cities. It will theatrically release in London, Birmingham, Leicester, Derby and Manchester in September. The film will also be released by...

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Kenya's Kipchoge targets personal best in Berlin

Nairobi, July 16 (IANS) Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge said his goal is to lower his personal best time ahead of the Berlin Marathon in September. In what might be viewed as a thinly veiled plan to smash the world record on his fourth attempt at the Berlin Marathon course, Kipchoge said he is keen to lower his personal mark, which is 2:03:05 he set by winning the London ...

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Autonomous driving cars could save billions: German study

Berlin, July 15 (IANS) Autonomous driving cars might save billions of euros and reduce CO2 emission in the future, a study by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) showed. DIHK experts said in the study that each year around 8.3 billion euros ($9.7 billion) will be saved and 6.2 million tonnes of CO2 emission will be reduced thanks to autonomous driving, repo...

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Berlin's Selke to miss Bundesliga kickoff

Berlin, July 15 (IANS) Hertha Berlin striker Davie Selke will be out of action for an infinite period of time, the Bundesliga club announced on Sunday. The 23-year-old striker suffered a heavy chest injury during a training session and immediate examination revealed a pneumothorax, reports Xinhua news agency. The loss hurts of course. As a team we will absorb his injury. I wish D...

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33 injured after loss of cabin pressure forces emergency landing in Germany

Berlin, July 15 (IANS) Thirty-three people were injured after the cabin of a Ryanair flight depressurized, leading the plane to plunge 9,000 meters and forcing an emergency landing at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Germany's Federal Police said on Saturday. Ryanair flight FR7312, which was carrying 189 passengers, was headed from Dublin to the Croatian city of Zadar on Friday when it suffered a...

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Monchengladbach sign Nice's striker Plea

Berlin, July 14 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the transfer of striker Alassane Plea from French football outfit OGC Nice. Monchengladbach have strengthen their offense with the signing of Plea, who on Friday penned a five-year deal, reported Xinhua news agency. We are very happy that this transfer worked out and we were able to prevail against European top-flight...

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Dell to celebrate empowering women entrepreneurs in Canada

Toronto, July 14 (IANS) Computer maker Dell will celebrate empowering women entrepreneurs from the world over at a three-day global summit from Sunday in this Canadian metropolis. The ninth edition of the annual Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) from July 15-17 connects women entrepreneurs from across the world with networks, sources of capital, knowledge and technology, said the ...

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German ruling a real-life lesson for India on digital inheritance

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) In a landmark ruling when it comes to post-death digital rights, Germany's highest court has told Facebook to grant a grieving mother access to her late daughter's account. Citing data protection laws, Facebook had earlier refused to allow the woman access to the profile of her 15-year-old daughter who was killed by an underground train in Berlin in 2012.

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German legend Lahm says Loew must change coaching style

Berlin, July 13 (IANS) German national coach Joachim Loew remains under attack after the 2014 world champions' embarrassing group stage exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. While the 58-year-old Loew is said to be on vacation until mid-August, former German football team captain Philipp Lahm demanded a radical change of his coaching style, reports Xinhua news agency. [Loew] has to c...

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Marvel gets female director for 'Black Widow' film

Los Angeles, July 13 (IANS) The Berlin Syndrome director Cate Shortland has been tapped to direct Marvels Black Widow standalone movie, which stars Scarlett Johansson. The news was confirmed by several sources, reports variety.com. The film has been in development for a while, but picked up momentum in January when Jac Schaeffer was tapped to pen the script. Kevin Feige is produ...

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For England it's deja vu: Turin 1990

The story of so near and yet so far continues for English football, ever since the only time the team captained by Bobby Moore won the World Cup at home in 1966. The previous occasion when England played a World Cup semi final against the then West German squad in 1990, I watched the match in the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin, the home stadium of the Juventus football club owned by the Ag...

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China continues crackdown on late activist's memorials

Beijing, July 12 (IANS) China on Thursday continued to crack down on public memorials for late activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo as his widow Liu Xia, who was released from home detention earlier this week, was in Germany, where she would be free to publicly remember her husband ahead of his death anniversary. Liu Xia was allowed to travel to Berlin on Tuesday by the Chinese g...

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Ex-Catalan leader's extradition legally admissible: German court

Berlin, July 12 (IANS) A German court on Thursday ruled that the extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont would be legally admissible on one of the charges brought against him by authorities in Spain, but not on two others. Puigdemont, who currently lives in self-imposed exile in Germany, was wanted by a magistrate at Spain's national court for allegedly committing the c...

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Don't change in the face of adversity: Lauren Mote

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Canadian bartender Lauren Mote, who was one of the judges at World Class 2018, has a word of advice for all the aspiring bartenders. She says one should not change in the face of adversity and seize every opportunity to work with those who believe in your skills and abilities. Seize every opportunity to work with people who value you for your skills and abilitie...

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Defender Badstuber signs contract extension at Stuttgart

Berlin, July 11 (IANS) Seasoned defender Holger Badstuber has signed a new three-year contract with German football club VfB Stuttgart after his old contract expired at the end of June. I am pleased about Holger Badstuber's contract extension. Besides his footballing qualities, he has also a lot of experience which will do our team good, Stuttgart head coach Tayfun Korkut said on Tuesday...

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German woman gets life term for 10 neo-Nazi murders

Berlin, July 11 (IANS) The sole survivor of post-war Germany's deadliest neo-Nazi terror cell was on Wednesday sentenced to life in prison for the murder of 10 people in a seven-year campaign of shootings and nail bombings across Germany. Beate Zschaepe, 43, of far-right group National Socialist Underground (NSU), was convicted after a five-year trial over the deaths of nine migrants bet...

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US-based Mozilla Foundation appoints Sunil Abraham to top role

San Francisco, July 10 (IANS) Sunil Abraham, Executive Director of Bengaluru-based The Centre for Internet and Society, has been appointed as Vice President, VP, Leadership Programmes, at Mozilla Foundation -- a US-based non-profit organisation that leads the Open Source Mozilla project. Abraham will start as an advisor to Mozilla's executive team and directors and will move to Berlin fu...

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Rangnick to coach Leipzig for one season

Berlin, July 10 (IANS) RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick will coach the German football club's first team for the upcoming season after the surprising departure of former head coach Ralph Hasenhuettl. Rangnick will return to his double function as coach and sporting director for the season 2018-19 before Julian Nagelsmann joins from Hoffenheim next season, it was announced on Mo...

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China frees dissident Nobel Peace laureate's widow Liu Xia

Beijing, July 10 (IANS) After seven years of house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, on Tuesday left for Germany. Liu Xia had been under house arrest since 2010 when her late husband was awarded the top peace prize while serving his sentence for anti-China activities. He died of cancer in 2017, becoming the first Nobel Peace Prize ...

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