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End of an era: Frank A. Dassler leaves Adidas According to Adidas, Frank A. Dassler retired at the end of January.  The grandson of Puma founder Rudolf Dassler, was most recently head of the Adidas legal department and will remain closely associated with the sports equipment company in retirement For 14 years, the 61-year-old was … More Personalities

Biotech violins – Sinfonia ai funghi

Do violins made of wood treated with fungi sound the same as a fine, antique instrument? Acoustics experts at Empa are currently studying the body and soul of instruments made of “mycowood”. Precision structure-borne sound measurements and psycho-acoustic tests with volunteers should reveal whether a fungal treatment can really improve an instrument Exactly why certain … More Biotech violins – Sinfonia ai funghi

ASICS VENTURES CORPORATION invests in a venture company developing conductivity textiles

ASICS Corporation announces that its investment subsidiary ASICS Ventures Corporation (Headquarters: Kobe, President: Hiroaki KAGEYAMA, hereafter called ASICS Ventures) has made its first investment, taking a stake in AI SILK Corporation (Headquarters: Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Representative Director Hideo OKANO, hereafter called AI SILK). AI SILK is a venture company affiliated with Tohoku University that develops … More ASICS VENTURES CORPORATION invests in a venture company developing conductivity textiles

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The OECD Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India is a bi-annual publication on regional economic growth, development and regional integration in Emerging Asia.   It focuses on the economic conditions of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao … More Worth Reading

Athletes gasp for Oxygen in Nike’s dramatic ode to Air

Celebrating the stuff you breathe, and the sneakers Breathing. Everybody does it, but it’s especially important for athletes. A new ad for Nike VaporMax Air sneakers features a mix of pro and amateur sports enthusiasts gasping for oxygen as they exert themselves. The :60 starts out slow, as each person gears up for the task … More Athletes gasp for Oxygen in Nike’s dramatic ode to Air

January U.S. retail sales continue strong after holidays, up 5.4 % over last year

An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing – dropping only 0.26 % seasonally adjusted from December – and fuelled a healthy 5.4 % increase year-over year, the U.S. National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants “These numbers reinforce a positive … More January U.S. retail sales continue strong after holidays, up 5.4 % over last year