Euro VAT Refund, Inc., has been selected by the LA Chambers Southern California World Trade Week Awards Committee to receive the “2013 World Trade Week Service to World Traders Award”. The award will be presented during the World Trade Week Kickoff Breakfast.
Euro VAT Refund, Inc. is a leading Los Angeles based financial services firm, [...]
The 2012 financial year saw continued growth for the Porsche Design Group (Porsche Lizenz- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG). Sales for the luxury brand’s franchising business increased by more than 52 per cent in comparison with the previous year, while its own retail operations recorded growth in the region of 94 per cent. The Porsche [...]
At the Geneva Motor Show on March 4, the VW-Group announced for the first time its far-reaching decision to reduce the fuel consumption of its new vehicle fleet to a greater extent than had previously been intended. This decision was underscored by Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Executive Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (AG), [...]
World Trade Center Savannah, a regional economic development organization established by the Savannah Economic Development Authority, recently announced its list of target countries for 2013, which includes Germany.
The other target countries include United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan and Canada.
In an effort to determine which countries hold the most potential based on existing assets, industries, connections, relationships [...]
Many people beyond Germany’s borders have heard of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (1907-1944), but fewer may have known of Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist (1922-2013).
Kleist, who has died aged 90, was the last surviving participant in this legendary main plot to kill Hitler. He had even agreed, at 22, to kill the Nazi dictator himself with [...]
Nach Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts vom 04.07.2012 war das und damit die bis dahin geltende Regelung zum Wahlrecht im Ausland lebender Deutscher verfassungswidrig und nichtig. Gemäß § 12 Abs. 2 Satz 1 BWG in der bis zur Entscheidung geltenden Fassung waren Auslandsdeutsche nur dann wahlberechtigt, wenn sie vor ihrem Fortzug mindestens drei Monate ununterbrochen in Deutschland [...]
Maestro Saul Lilienstein leads an in-depth exploration into the music and themes of German Romantic Opera as he traces its development through five great works: Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Weber’s “Der Freischütz”, and Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer”,”Tannhäuser” and “Lohengrin” (picture).
Saul Lilienstein is a frequent lecturer at the Smithsonian, John Hopkins University, Washington National Opera and the Wagner Society.
In the [...]
Beloved by generations of young and old children the Kindersurprise-Eggs have been banned in the US due to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act from 1938 that clearly states that no “non-nutritive component”, which a toy would be, may be embedded in an edible product.
The law does not keep chocolate lovers from trying to bring [...]
Das Generalkonsulat weist darauf hin, dass in Florida bereits am 01.01.2013 eine Gesetzesänderung erfolgt ist:
Danach müssen Besucher und Touristen („Non-residents“), die ein Kraftfahrzeug in Florida führen wollen und nicht im Besitz eines US-Führerscheins sind, über einen Internationalen Führerschein, ausgestellt im Wohnsitzland, gemeinsam mit dem nationalen Führerschein verfügen (322.04 (1) c der Florida Statutes).
Der internationale Führerschein [...]
German born basketball player Tim Ohlbrecht joins the NBA-Team Houston Rockets (on the picture with Rockets-manager Darryl Morey)! The seven-footer, who played for the D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers before he joined the Rockets, signed a three-year contract with the Texan team.
Ohlbrecht, born in Wuppertal, is the eigth German basketball player who ever played [...]