New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work
BERLIN/FRANKFURT, GERMANY: More than 700 Lufthansa employees volunteer as crew for aid flights; globally unique treatment facility on board
BERLIN, GERMANY: Computer software company SAP said on Tuesday (21 May) it wants to employ hundreds of people with autism as software testers and programmers over the next seven years.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: A group of major food brands have committed to changing how they communicate to children under 12 on their company websites. The EU pledge group (www.eu-pledge.eu) committed in 2007 to only advertise "better for you" products or to move out of children's airtime altogether on TV, print and third party Internet advertising.
BERLIN, GERMANY: According to scidev.net, Olive Shisana, CEO of the South African Human Sciences Research Council, said at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany that infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, are expected to decline while non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, will increase in Africa over the coming decades.
WASHINGTON, US: Rising health care costs, coupled with the current state of the economy, have prompted many consumers across the globe to delay care, alter household spending and worry about their ability to pay for future health care costs according to the 4th annual Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions 2011 Survey of Health Care Consumers.
LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: The voting of the jury for the 2011 Framepool/ LBB/ FireFlies Challenge is done. The shortlist of the ten best films will be announced on 16 June 2011, the final award ceremony and screening take place on 23 June 23 in Cannes' Cinéma Star.
LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: Framepool, LBB and the Fireflies can now welcome even more advertising super stars to their challenge's prominent jury: Al Moseley (180 Amsterdam), Barnsley (The Mill) and Tiger Savage (Tiger's Eye) are now also confirmed as judges.
LONDON, UK / MUNICH, GERMANY / PARIS, FRANCE / LOS ANGELES, US: Framepool, the footage collection run by filmmakers, has opened its call for entries for the 2011 Framepool / LBB / FireFlies Challenge. This short-film competition is aimed at the world's directors who want to present their films to a highly prominent jury - while supporting a good cause.
CANNES, France: Filmmakers' competition ends on 24 June 2010 with a neck-and-neck-race between the top five entries. The winners of the 2010 Framepool/ LBB Online/ Fireflies Challenge come from the United Kingdom, Japan and the USA is a close-run race for the top spots.