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HIGH POINT, N.C., May 26, 2016 – High Point University students embarked on a journey to London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Berlin as a part of their “Global Business Maymester” course.

The students explored key developments in the world regarding the globalization of people, markets and firms. They enhanced their ability to assess the geopolitical and political-economy landscape of global and regional issues. Students also learned how to analyze newsworthy global events and understand how events and issues are shaped by unique geographic, historic, political, economic, social and cultural contexts.

“It was a pleasure teaching this course to HPU students,” said Dr. Tjai Nielsen, associate professor of management and director of executive education at HPU. “There are few businesses that are not impacted by globalization. The opportunity to integrate this type of course with immersion in four major business hubs in Western Europe is a rare educational opportunity. Experiencing global business first-hand enhances the impact of the course.”

The students visited a variety of places such as the Bank of England, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club that hosts Wimbledon, Volkswagen, Heineken and the stock exchange in Amsterdam, to name a few.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to take the ‘Global Business’ course,” said HPU student Claudia Holland. “Not only did I have the chance to learn how business works abroad, but I was able to see it first-hand as I traveled and put into practice what we learned in the classroom. This course has taught me to value other cultures not only in life but in the business world. The class has played a significant role in my academic career and I hope to one day have the chance to travel abroad for my career.”

The students are featured in front of the Porta Nigra Gate, one of the original gates from the Roman Empire, in Trier, Germany.

HPU students receive a tour of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange during their trip.

HPU students receive a private showing and preview of the “Streets of the World” exhibit from Dutch photojournalist Jeroen Swolfs. He explained his seven-year odyssey of taking a photo of the most representative “street” in every capital of every country in the world.

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Anouk Smulders over de Brildrager van het Jaar-verkiezing: ‘‘Een bril is tegenwoordig zoveel meer dan alleen een hulpmiddel om goed te kunnen zien. Het is een mooi accessoire waar je echt een statement mee kunt maken. Daarnaast is een bril geschikt voor alle gelegenheden. Natuurlijk voor thuis op de bank, langs het hockeyveld of tijdens het lezen van mijn e-mails. Maar steeds vaker zie ik ook bij glamour-events en populaire tv-programma’s hippe brillen voorbij komen. Daarom vind ik het ook zo leuk om nu op zoek te gaan naar de leukste, hipste en mooiste brildragers van Nederland. Ik wil alle brildragers uit Almere van harte uitnodigen om zich aan te melden!

Maak kans op mooie prijzen
Brildragers kunnen zich vanaf 26 mei t/m 23 juni inschrijven voor de verkiezing in de leeftijdscategoriën 16-25, 26-45 en 45+ jaar oud. Het Nederlandse publiek kan van 9 juni t/m 30 juni stemmen op zijn/haar favoriete kandidaat. Per leeftijdscategorie gaan de vijf kandidaten met de meeste stemmen door naar de finale en worden voorgesteld aan de jury.

Anouk Smulders gaat namelijk niet alléén op zoek naar de leukste brildragers. Ze heeft een professionele jury om zich heen verzameld met uitgebreide kennis op het gebied van mode, styling en natuurlijk brillen! Naast Anouk zullen fashiondesigner Francisco van Benthum en social influencers Ellen Snijder en Teske de Schepper plaatsnemen in de jury. Zij bepalen uiteindelijk wie er met de eretitel en het prijzenpakket vandoor gaat. Ga naar voor meer informatie en om je aan te melden.

Dit artikel is voor het laatst aangepast op: 26 mei 2016

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Posted on May 26th, 2016

Registration is open for the 2016 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, which is set for Nov. 17-19 in Amsterdam.

The event will take place in the new building of RAI Amsterdam, the Amtrium, which is next door to METSTrade and the Marina Yard Pavilion.

Breakout sessions will cover topics that include marina development, regulations, a business-enabling event, management and operations, and uniting the public and private sectors.

Events include a welcoming dinner at the Harbour Club and a tour of state-of-the art marinas in the Netherlands. The Partner Programme will offer a canal boat route through Amsterdam, a high tea, a “Diamonds Champagne” tour and a visit to the Rijksmuseum.

The event is aimed at marina owners, operators, developers, consultants, service providers, government officials, equipment manufacturers, nautical tourism promoters and port and harbor operators.

It is set to attract more than 350 international marina delegates from more than 30 countries.

Click here for more or to register.

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CAH Vilentum Almere - studie Food entrepreneurship - meisje met apple

Food Trucks, new agricultural technologies, bug burgers and the resurgence of the farm-to-table movement. The food landscape is changing rapidly and this changing landscape demands new forms of food and agriculture education. CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences, based in Dronten, the Netherlands, and the Youth Food Movement, part of the Slow Food Youth Network, have joined forces and launched a Bachelor program in Food Entrepreneurship. The program offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the changing landscape of food and agribusiness to aspiring food entrepreneurs from all over the world. In one year, students will develop the tools and understanding to build their own authentic food business, and learn how to do business in a good, clean and fair way.

We all eat. There is so much to say about food and at the same time how and what we eat says so much about us. Food is culture; food is identity. Trends follow each other rapidly, and innovations with data and technology constantly provide new business opportunities and chances to help change our food system. CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest professional educational institutes in the Netherlands. In the programs currently offered, professionals prepare for their careers in the knowledge domains of agriculture, food, horticulture, agribusiness and animal science.

CAH Vilentum recognized that these domains are inherently interlinked and all subject to change occurring within the food landscape. With this vision and understanding, it decided to launch this new interdisciplinary program.

The content of the Food Entrepreneurship program has been developed in conjunction with the Youth Food Movement (YFM), which is part of the international Slow Food movement. The YFM has a record of involving a broad audience in the discussion on the future of food and agriculture. It has organized the Food Film Festival, and multiple projects that bring farmers, citizens, young food professionals and food entrepreneurs together. For seven years, it has organized the YFM Academy, an interdisciplinary training programme of six months during which young food professionals and students learn more about the food system.

“In the YFM Academy, we see many innovative ideas develop every year, because young people from every part the food chain meet each other. We think that this interdisciplinary approach to the food system should be at the core of any food company.”

– Joszi Smeets, director YFM

The Bachelor of Food Entrepreneurship invites students to take a critical look at the transition that is developing toward a sustainable food system. They will visit leading entrepreneurs: farmers, processors, retailers and start-ups that have been both sustainably and creatively successful in this transition. Alongside these experiences, students will develop skills in every aspect of how to build their own successful food company.

“Encouraging willingness to take action, giving direction to the changing way we deal with food, and making the transition to responsible and honest businesses. Searching for food with true identity and value. These are the motivations for our school to start a program in which entrepreneurs link their practice to larger theories. The cooperation with YFM in this is very important, because linking their network to the program allows students to look behind the scenes of the most innovative food entrepreneurs of today. “

  • Tim Menger, Head of International programs CAH Vilentum

Click for more information: the course is now open for application.

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(CNN) — If you need proof that triumph can have many faces, look no further than this stunning photo of recent West Point graduate Alix Idrache.

Idrache graduated and became a second lieutenant along with more than 950 of his classmates Monday. Amidst the pomp and circumstance, an Army Staff Sergeant photographer caught him during an emotional moment.

While making it through the U.S. Military Academy is certainly accomplishment enough, Idrache left a beautiful message on the school’s Instagram that explained why the day was so special to him.

“Three things came to mind and led to those tears,” he continued. “The first is where I started. I am from Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me. The second is where I am. Men and women who have preserved the very essence of the human condition stood in that position and took the same oath…”

“The third is my future. Shortly after leave, I will report to Ft. Rucker to start flight school. Knowing that one day I will be a pilot is humbling beyond words. I could not help but be flooded with emotions knowing that I will be leading these men and women who are willing to give their all to preserve what we value as the American way of life. To me, that is the greatest honor. Once again, thank you.”

The photo received thousands of likes, shares and congratulatory messages on West Point’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

On Tuesday, Idrache wrote another message on his Facebook page:

“I woke up this morning and found my face all over Facebook and with it myriad of amazing comments about my accomplishments. I am humbled and shocked at the same time. Thank you for giving me a shot at the American Dream and may God bless America, the greatest country on earth.”

The word “inspiring” sure does get tossed around a lot these days, but in this case, it fits just perfectly.

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Items for the Cue calendar need to be submitted 10 days prior to publication. Send information to Sally McKee at or by mail to the Journal Star, 1 News Plaza, Peoria, IL 61643.

Riverfront Museum

The Peoria Riverfront Museum, 222 SW Washington St., or call 686-7000. The Giant Screen Theater serves beer and wine.

Giant Screen Theater: May 26 — Educational films: “Flight of the Butterflies 3D,” “National Geographic’s Living in the Age of Airplanes.” May 30 — Special showings of D-Day Normandy” in 3D.

Dome Planetarium: May 27 — Laser Light Night, 6 p.m. Laser Beatles; 7 p.m. Laser U2. Daily shows: “In My Back Yard,” “Black Holes,” “Stars Over Peoria,” “Uniview: Tour the Solar System” and “Extreme Planets.”

Civic Center

The Peoria Civic Center is located in Downtown Peoria. Call 673-8900; for box office, call 673-3200; for tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or visit

WWE Live! 7:30 p.m. May 28, Arena. Tickets: $18, $28, $38, $58, $78 and $108. Featuring Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus vs. A.J. Styles; Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn; Natalya vs. Charlotte and more.

James Taylor, 8 p.m. May 29, Arena. Tickets: $68 and $88.


Howlin’ on Water, Dueling Pianos, 6-11 p.m. May 27 and May 28 at the Waterhouse, 316 SW Washington St. Tickets: $38, includes dinner and show. Go to

Jana Kramer, 8 p.m. May 27, Limelight Eventplex, 8102 N. University St. Tickets $15-$40. Go to

Kentuckiana Opry with Marc Bubert, 8 p.m. May 28, Kentuckiana Kampground Opry, Hopedale. Tickets: $8/adults and $2/children. Call 449-3274.


Jukebox Comedy Club, 3527 W. Farmington Road: May 27-28 — Central Illinois All-Star Comedy. Call 673-5853 or visit

Comedy beCAUSE, 8 p.m. June 3, The Warehouse, 316 SW Washington St. “3 Tons of Funny,” hosted by Mike O’Brien with Barney Winkler opening for Greg Batton. Go to

Special events

Louie Louie Parade River Jam, 4:15-11:30 p.m. May 27, CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing, Peoria Riverfront. Parade starts at 4:15 p.m. Admission is free. Bands include 3 and Half Men, 5:30 p.m.; Jammsammich, 7:30 p.m.; and Dexter O’Neal Funk Yard, 9:30 p.m.

German Fest, noon to 5 p.m. June 5, Hickory Grove Park, 12403 Hickory Grove Road, Dunlap. German car and motorcycle cruise-in. Music, dancing, arts and crafts, food and beverages.

Rock’n Wurst Saturday, noon to 8 p.m., June 4, Hickory Grove Park, 12403 Hickory Grove Road, Dunlap. Soccer all day, music, food and beverages.

Night life

Bogie’s Bar Grill, 3000 N. Sterling Ave.: May 27 — Roger Kelch Band, 8 p.m.; May 28 — West MacQueen Street Band, 8 p.m.; Thursdays — open mic with Roger Kelch.

Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington St., Bloomington: May 28 — Cemetery Gatez, May 29 — La Dispute.

Christy’s Place, 1221 Peoria St., Washington: May 28 — Vinyl Tap. Open mic night every Thursday.

East Peoria American Legion, 100 Legion St., East Peoria: May 28 — Midnight Wind, 7 p.m.

Firehouse Pizza and Pub, 240 S. Main St., East Peoria: Thursdays — karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Kuchie’s Corner Tap, 4980 Edgewater Drive, Groveland: Fridays — karaoke with Captain Steve Cathy, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Kuchie’s on the Water, 579 Wesley Road, Creve Coeur: Wednesdays — team trivia, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Limelight Eventplex, 8102 N. University: Wednesdays — Open stage, 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Martinis on Water, 212 SW Water St.: May 27 — Sweet Water, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; May 28 — Jamsammich, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

New Amsterdam Bar Restaurant, 120 SW Water St., magician Mitch Williams, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Oliver’s Pizza Pub, 1231 E. Samuel Ave., Peoria Heights: 27 — Asbury Fox; 29 — Goodwill Veterans’ Services Benefit, all-you-can-eat pizza, live music, craft beer, $30/door, $25/advance. Tuesdays — tacos and team trivia, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays — karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Oliver’s Pizza Pub North, 3300 W. Willow Knolls Drive: Thursdays — team trivia, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays — karaoke, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe, 305 SW Water St., Peoria: May 27 — Three and a Half Men, May 28 — Lizzie Neal Band.

Rock’s Bar Restaurant, 21 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria: Thursdays — karaoke, 9 p.m.-midnight; Friday — live music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Stone Country, 4208 W. Pfeiffer Road, Bartonville: Wednesdays and Thursdays dance lessons — beginner/intermediate lines, 7-9 p.m.; Wednesdays — beginner couple’s lessons, 6:15-7 p.m.; Thursdays — intermediate couple’s lessons, 6:15-7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays — DJ.

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Eater’s flagship dining guides are maps of essential restaurants, which run quarterly in each of our 23 city sites. They aim to provide a comprehensive, accessible, and opinionated portrait of their cities. Massive restaurant scenes get an essential 38; cities with smaller dining scenes get an 18.

Our international guides aim to capture that same ethos: A focus not on the buzziest or priciest dining experiences, but the most vital (they’re organized here not by arbitrary ranking, but by neighborhood). Here are the local experts behind them.

Elizabeth Auerbach is a food writer and restaurant reviewer focusing on Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe and the U.S., and on the London and Amsterdam dining scene. She’s well-known for being always up-to-date with the latest developments in the world of gastronomy and chefs, but also for her expertise on Michelin guides. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter and Instagram or check her website

Sirin Wongpanit runs a small media consulting firm and writes about food and travel on her blog She loves animals, road trips, and seafood.

Sam Zucker is originally from Boston, MA, but has lived in Barcelona since 2013. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY), he writes a monthly food column for Barcelona Metropolitan magazine, and is a regular contributor to and He leads historical­-gastronomic walking tours of Barcelona, and he recently co-­authored a 48 Hour BCN guidebook that will be published by National Geographic France in the fall of 2016. Find his full portfolio at and follow him on Instagram.

Lillian Chou is a former food editor for Gourmet and Time Out Beijing and a jack of all food trades (cook, writer, food stylist, recipe developer, photographer, presenter, fixer, and restaurant critic) who left New York to return to Asia where she’s become a lunch lady feeding lucky kids delicious meals made with organic local produce. She’s a constant freelancer and has contributed to many cookbooks and publications including Saveur, Rodale’s Organic Life, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Time, and Travel+Leisure Asia. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Per Meurling is a Swedish writer, tour guide, and food nerd living in Berlin who spends all his time searching for extraordinary restaurants and telling their stories on his blogs Berlin Food Stories and Finest Food Stories, and in publications like Fool Magazine, Saveur, and Gourmet.

Buenos Aires
Allie Lazar is a freelance eater and writer based in Argentina. She covers the Buenos Aires food scene on Pick Up the Fork, and has appeared in the New York Times, Bon Appétit, the Guardian, and Saveur, among others. Her hobbies include reading menus, taking food photos, and chorizo sandwiches.

Cape Town
Sarah Khan is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town. Her writing appears in the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure, and many other titles. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram and on her blog, The South AfriKhan.

Gabe Ulla is a New York-based food writer (and grad student) currently working on a cookbook with the restaurant Estela. He has contributed to Lucky Peach, WSJ, Saveur, and Bon Appétit, among others, and for several years was an editor at Eater. From 2013 to 2015, he lived in Copenhagen, working with René Redzepi and the MAD organization.

Hong Kong
Janice Lueng Hayes is a Hong Kong-based food writer, occasional blogger, and organizer of the city’s largest urban farmers’ market. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Monocle, South China Morning Post, and more, but mostly she’s just here for the food. She can be found on Instagram and Twitter.

Tuba Satana is an Istanbul-based food writer, columnist, lecturer, photographer, and culinary guide. She is known as a supporter of local cuisine, ingredients, and tradesmen and writes about them on Istanbul Food and for local and international media. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Nicholas Gill lives in Lima, Peru, and Brooklyn, New York. He has been exploring Peruvian food and Latin American cuisine in general for the past decade while writing for publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fool, Roads Kingdoms, and dozens of other publications. He recently launched a website covering food in the Americas called New Worlder and wrote the book Central with Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez, which will be published by Phaidon in October.

Adam Coghlan is a food and restaurant writer, based in London. His writing has appeared in the London Evening Standard, the Independent on Sunday, the Gourmand, Mr Porter, and CoolHunting, among others. He is also the head of content for the annual London Restaurant Festival. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Sharlee Gibb manages a food events business in Melbourne called curateEAT and recently founded a social community for women in the food industry called Fully Booked. She loves quotes, cookbooks, and Instagram.

Michael Snyder wrote, until recently, on food, travel, and culture across the Subcontinent from his home in Mumbai. His work has appeared in T, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Saveur, the Art of Eating, and Lucky Peach, among others.

Felicia Campbell holds a masters degree in food studies with an emphasis on the Middle East from New York University. An award-nominated writer, she was the travel editor at Saveur before going on assignment to Muscat, where her obsession with this unusual corner of Arabia was ignited, inspiring her to write the first cookbook and culinary history of Oman. She is now the executive editor for the magazine and longform division of Muscat Media Group.

Soni Adriance is the Events Partnerships manager at EatOut Kenya Yummy Nairobi. Soni’s passion is her blog Soni Side Up which focuses on bar and restaurant reviews around Kenya. Follow her her on Instagram.

Alexander Lobrano is the ultimate Paris restaurant expert and author of Hungry for Paris and Hungry for France. He blogs about restaurants on and writes often for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Saveur, and other publications.

Rio de Janeiro
Taylor Barnes is a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro and a correspondent for Culinary Backstreets. Her work has appeared in magazines like Marie Claire, Delta Sky, the Holland Herald, and Fodor’s Travel.

Katie Parla is a Rome-based food and beverage educator, journalist, and culinary guide. She has written and edited more than 20 books and her food criticism and travel writing have appeared in the New York Times, Food Wine, Saveur, Corriere della Sera, and others.

São Paulo
Rafael Tonon is a Brazilian journalist and food writer based in São Paulo. His work appears in many magazines (GQ, Vogue, and others) and papers, such as Paladar and the food section in O Estado de S. Paulo, the major newspaper in Brazil. He maintains the food blog What the Fork and is working on a book about the food and restaurant traditions of São Paulo.

Natasha Hong is a Singaporean food and drinks writer, and a sour beer and lambic geek. She is the restaurant critic and section editor at Time Out Singapore, and will be transitioning to focus on drinks industry writing as the managing editor for DRiNK Magazine‘s Southeast Asian edition. Follow her on Instagram and on her blog

Per Styregård is a columnist, writer, speaker, and curator for the business daily Dagens Industri; appears regularly on Swedish public television; runs the gastronomic debate forum Skafferiet; and blogs occasionally on

Clarissa Wei is an American freelance journalist currently backpacking around Asia. She specializes in Chinese food and culture. Her work has appeared on VICE, CNN, Outside Magazine, the Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, and LA Weekly.

Tel Aviv
Keren Brown is the author of the Food Lovers’ Guide to Seattle and has been featured in the Seattle Times, Sunset magazine, Chicago Tribune, and as Martha Stewart’s “Doer of the Week.”  She lives and eats the Tel Aviv food scene. Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and on her blog.

Robbie Swinnerton is a UK-born journalist and food writer who has lived in Japan for over three decades. His restaurant review column, Tokyo Food File, has run in the Japan Times since 1978. He also contributes to publications around the world and blogs at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Andrea Chiu is a Toronto-based freelance journalist whose work has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail and House and Home. Follow her food and travel adventures on Instagram and Twitter.


Lead editor: Meghan McCarron
Editors: Hillary DixlerErin DeJesus
Additional editing by: Matt BuchananSonia ChopraBill AddisonDaniela Galarza, Helen Rosner
Map builders/fact checkers: Amy McKeever, Brenna Houck, Adam Callaghan, Erin Perkins, Gwendolyn Knapp
Designer: Tyson Whiting
Illustrator: Brittany Holloway Brown
Developer: Aidan Feay
Special thanks: Mary Hough, Shaun McIlroy, Tammie Teclemariam

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Roel Stavorinus, blogger | 23 april 2016, 17:58

NEMO Science Museum heeft sinds deze week een nieuwe huisstijl, een nieuwe campagne én een nieuwe expositie op het dak.

Met de opening van een nieuwe expositie op het dak, de introductie van een nieuwe visuele identiteit en de start van een nieuwe campagne moet NEMO Science Museum herkenbaarder worden als hét instituut dat wetenschap en technologie toegankelijk maakt voor een breed publiek.

Familie- en doemuseum
NEMO Science Museum is de bekendste activiteit van de NEMO-organisatie waar nog veel meer activiteiten, namen en merken onder vallen. Waaronder het populaire kennisplatform Kennislink. NEMO staat bekend als het familie- of doemuseum over wetenschap en technologie. Gevestigd in het bijzondere gebouw van Renzo Piano vlakbij het Centraal Station in Amsterdam.

Maar NEMO is veel meer dan een museum. Het laat op scholen, via lezingen, via festivals én online zien hoe fascinerend, leuk en nuttig wetenschap en technologie zijn. Om beter te profiteren van de diverse activiteiten en merken was het belangrijk om deze sterker aan elkaar te verbinden.

Merkstrategie, positionering en huisstijl
Na een selectieprocedure werden Studio Dumbar en Proof gekozen om voor NEMO een nieuw fundament te ontwikkelen. Dumbar werd gevraagd voor de merkstrategie en huisstijl. Proof voor de positionering.

Dumbar is daarmee het derde ontwerpbureau van naam en faam dat vorm geeft aan de visuele identiteit van NEMO. Het eerste logo, met het gebouw van Renzo Piano in de hoofdrol, kwam van Anthon Beeke. De restyling van dat logo werd verzorgd door EdenSpiekermann.  

De samenwerking met Dumbar en Proof leidde tot één herkenbaar merk en één visuele stijl voor NEMO Science Museum en NEMO Kennislink. De implementatie daarvan is nog in volle gang. Op veel plekken is de nieuwe huisstijl al te zien, zoals op de eigen website (ontwikkeld door Fabrique). Maar de website van Kennislink bijvoorbeeld, wordt in de komende tijd nog verder ontwikkeld.

Studio Dumbar ging aan de slag met het uitgangspunt dat NEMO inspireert, activeert en aandacht creëert. NEMO als icoon op het gebied van wetenschap technologie: intrigerend, verrassend, vernieuwend, veelzijdig, meerdimensionaal, speels én cutting-edge. Dumbar koos voor een uitgesproken stijl. Het logo bestaat uit een vierkante tegel met daarin de letters NEMO.

De ontwerpers kozen voor een wat boud beeldmerk, met een even uitgesproken kleurstelling: zwart en fluoriserend groen. Activistisch bijna. Met de herhaling van het beeldmerk zijn eenvoudig in het oog springende patronen te maken. 

De stijl leunt verder sterk op fotografie, grafische vlakken en typografie (met als huisstijlletter de Campton). Basiskleuren zwart, grijs en wit worden aangezet met stevige volle kleuren.

Dit weekend lanceert NEMO tevens haar nieuwe campagne. KesselsKramer ging aan de slag met interessante tegenstellingen, dilemma’s die NEMO graag op wil lossen: Hoe blijf je speels, maar word je ook gezien als cutting edge? Hoe blijf je toegankelijk, maar beschouwt men je ook als wetenschappelijk? Hoe blijf je jong, maar betrek je ook een ouder publiek? Hoe blijf je populair, maar ook cultureel?

Antwoorden in het museum zelf
KesselsKramer vond de antwoorden in het museum zelf, in de opstellingen op de benedenverdieping. Die zijn bijzonder. Niet omdat geprobeerd is om wetenschap ‘gaaf’ te maken, maar omdat NEMO laat zien dat wetenschap ‘gaaf’ is. Stuk voor stuk zijn ze toegankelijk én wetenschappelijk, populair én cultureel, speels én actueel. Die kern, dat wetenschap alles in zich heeft en niet mooier gemaakt hoeft te worden dan het is, is het uitgangspunt van de campagne. In grafische beelden wordt de voorbijganger gewezen op interessante wetenswaardigheden.

De creatieven van KesselsKramer zijn er goed in geslaagd om een vorm en taal te vinden die waarschijnlijk zowel jongeren als ouderen aanspreekt. Een speciale aanspreekvorm voor kinderen is riskant. Doe je dat ooit goed? De kans is levensgroot dat je de verkeerde toon treft.  

Met haar nieuwe visuele identiteit en campagne maakt NEMO een duidelijk statement. Het logo is boud, uitgesproken, aanwezig. Het schuurt een beetje. Is het helemaal goed, klopt het typografisch wel, is het beeldmerk voldoende leesbaar? Maar het is ook herkenbaar, eigen, eenvoudig en direct. En dat is waar het bij communicatie om gaat.

In de context van de communicatieuitingen is het logo een herkenbaar label, een eigenwijs accent. NEMO laat zien: wetenschap is niet perse elitair, ingewikkeld en afstandelijk. Op de juiste manier gebracht is het interessant voor jong en oud. 

Het roept vragen op. En dat is nu juist waar het bij wetenschap om gaat.


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. HOOFDDORP, Netherlands–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This is a joint press release by FedEx Corporation, FedEx Acquisition
B.V. and TNT Express N.V. in connection with the recommended public
offer by FedEx Acquisition B.V. for all the issued and outstanding
ordinary shares in the share capital of TNT Express N.V., including all
American depositary shares representing ordinary shares (the Offer).
This announcement does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of
any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in TNT Express N.V.
The Offer is made solely pursuant to the offer document, dated August
21, 2015 (the Offer Document), approved by the Netherlands
Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten).
Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set
forth in the Offer Document.

FedEx Corporation (FedEx) (NYSE:FDX), FedEx Acquisition B.V. (the
) and TNT Express N.V. (TNT Express) jointly announce
that FedEx has acquired TNT Express. The €4.4 billion acquisition
combines the strengths of the companies – the world’s largest air
express network and an unparalleled European road network, which will
expand the existing FedEx portfolio and reshape the global
transportation and logistics industry.

“This acquisition is a significant accomplishment and marks the
beginning of a new era, filled with promise for our people, customers
and shareowners,” said Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO of FedEx.
“We are proud to celebrate the joining of two iconic companies and the
approximately 400,000 team members who are committed to serving
customers around the world.

“The timing of this historic event is important, particularly in the
current market environment where global e-commerce is growing at
double-digit rates,” Smith added. “Adding TNT’s capabilities to our
existing world-class suite of services, including GENCO and the recently
relaunched FedEx CrossBorder, will further expand the ability of FedEx
to support business connections around the world.

“Over our 43 year history, FedEx has repeatedly reinvented and
revolutionized the industry, from the first overnight express service
backed by a money-back guarantee to the invention of internet shipping.
And just as we revolutionized the U.S. domestic parcel business through
the acquisition and development of what is now FedEx Ground, the
acquisition of TNT will change the way customers view FedEx around the
world,” Smith continued.

“We believe that this strategic acquisition will add significant value
for FedEx shareowners, team members and customers around the globe,
particularly in Europe where we will establish a strong new competitor,”
said Alan B. Graf, Jr., FedEx Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. “The TNT team members bring 70 years of diverse
experience, which, combined with that of FedEx team members, will make
this integration a success.”

Now that FedEx has acquired TNT Express, the integration process will
begin immediately. The FedEx track record of successful acquisition
integrations in the U.S. and globally will serve the combined companies
well to leverage investments in technology, infrastructure, facilities
and operational capabilities to position the combined companies for
long-term growth and success.

In the near term, customers can expect to interact with each company as
they always have and receive the world-class service they have come to
expect. Once the integration is complete, FedEx expects customers to
enjoy an expanded global offering that draws upon the breadth of
expertise from both companies.

Together, FedEx and TNT Express will continue to make a difference in
the lives of people around the world, further supporting the communities
in which team members live and work, connecting even more people and

Live Webcast

David Bronczek, President and CEO, FedEx Express, David Binks, President
of FedEx Express Europe and Tex Gunning, CEO of TNT Express will host a
press conference today at 11:00 hours CET at The Conservatorium Hotel
Amsterdam, which will be also available via live webcast at the
following web address:

Additional media resources are available through the FedEx
and TNT
Media Center

Post-Closing Acceptance Period

Shareholders may tender their shares under the Offer during a
post-closing acceptance period (na-aanmeldingstermijn) which
commenced at 09:00 hours, Amsterdam time, on 19 May 2016 and will expire
at 17:40 hours, Amsterdam time, on 1 June 2016 (the Post-Closing
Acceptance Period).The Offeror has agreed that it will accept valid
tenders of book-entry ADSs until 17:00 hours New York time on 1 June

Shareholders who have not yet tendered their Shares under the Offer
still have the opportunity to do so during the Post-Closing Acceptance

Remaining Shareholders who do not wish to tender their Shares during the
Post-Closing Acceptance Period should carefully review the sections of
the Offer Document that further explain the intentions of the Offeror
and/or FedEx, such as (but not limited to) Sections 6.13 (Intentions
following the Offer being declared unconditional
) up to and
including 6.16.6 (Other measures), which describe certain
implications to which such Shareholders may become subject with their
continued shareholding in TNT Express.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio
of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual
revenues of $49 billion (not including TNT Express), the company offers
integrated business applications through operating companies competing
collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx
brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted
employers, FedEx inspires its nearly 400,000 team members to remain
“absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and
professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities
to connect people and possibilities around the world.

About TNT Express

TNT Express is one of the world’s largest express delivery companies. On
a daily basis, TNT Express delivers close to one million consignments
ranging from documents and parcels to palletised freight. The company
offers road and air delivery services in Europe, the Middle East and
Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. TNT Express made €6.9 billion in
revenue in 2015.

Notice to U.S. holders of TNT Express Shares

The Offer is being made for the securities of TNT Express, a public
limited liability company incorporated under Dutch Law, and is subject
to Dutch disclosure and procedural requirements, which are different
from those of the United States. The Offer is being made in the United
States in compliance with Section 14(e) of the U.S. Securities Exchange
Act of 1934, as amended (the U.S. Exchange Act), and the rules
and regulations promulgated thereunder, including Regulation 14E, and is
subject to the exemptions provided by Rule 14d-1(d) under the U.S.
Exchange Act and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Dutch
law. Accordingly, the Offer is subject to certain disclosure and other
procedural requirements, including with respect to the Offer timetable
and settlement procedures that are different from those applicable under
U.S. domestic tender offer procedures and laws.

The receipt of cash pursuant to the Offer by a U.S. holder of TNT
Express shares may be a taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax
purposes and under applicable state and local, as well as foreign and
other, tax laws. Each holder of TNT Express shares is urged to consult
his independent professional advisor immediately regarding the tax
consequences of acceptance of the Offer.

It may be difficult for U.S. holders of TNT Express shares to enforce
their rights and claims arising out of the U.S. federal securities laws,
since TNT Express is located in a country other the United States, and
some or all of its officers and directors may be residents of a country
other than the United States. U.S. holders of TNT Express shares may not
be able to sue a non-U.S. company or its officers or directors in a
non-U.S. court for violations of U.S. securities laws. Further, it may
be difficult to compel a non-U.S. company and its affiliates to subject
themselves to a U.S. court’s judgment.

To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulation, including
Rule 14e-5 of the U.S. Exchange Act, in accordance with normal Dutch
practice, FedEx and its affiliates or broker (acting as agent for FedEx
or its affiliates, as applicable) may from time to time after the date
hereof, and other than pursuant to the Offer, directly or indirectly
purchase, or arrange to purchase, ordinary shares of TNT Express that
are the subject of the Offer or any securities that are convertible
into, exchangeable for or exercisable for such shares. These purchases
may occur either in the open market at prevailing prices or in private
transactions at negotiated prices. In no event will any such purchases
be made for a price per share that is greater than the Offer Price. To
the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase
is made public in The Netherlands, such information will be disclosed by
means of a press release or other means reasonably calculated to inform
U.S. shareholders of TNT Express of such information. No purchases will
be made outside the Offer in the United States by or on behalf of FedEx.
In addition, the financial advisors to FedEx may also engage in ordinary
course trading activities in securities of TNT Express, which may
include purchases or arrangements to purchase such securities.


The distribution of this press release may, in some countries, be
restricted by law or regulation. Accordingly, persons who come into
possession of this document should inform themselves of and observe
these restrictions. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law,
FedEx and TNT Express disclaim any responsibility or liability for the
violation of any such restrictions by any person. Any failure to comply
with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities
laws of that jurisdiction. Neither FedEx, nor TNT Express, nor any of
their advisors assumes any responsibility for any violation by any of
these restrictions. Any TNT Express shareholder who is in any doubt as
to his or her position should consult an appropriate professional
advisor without delay.

The information in the press release is not intended to be complete, for
further information reference is made to the Offer Document. This
announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an
offer or an invitation to acquire or dispose of any securities or
investment advice or an inducement to enter into investment activity. In
addition, the Offer made pursuant to the Offer Document is not being
made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would
not be in compliance with the securities or other laws or regulations of
such jurisdiction or would require any registration, approval or filing
with any regulatory authority not expressly contemplated by the terms of
the Offer Document.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release may be considered
“forward-looking statements,” such as statements relating to the impact
of this transaction on FedEx and TNT Express. Forward-looking statements
include those preceded by, followed by or that include the words
“anticipated,” “will,” “expected” or similar expressions. These
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release.
Although FedEx and TNT Express believe that the assumptions upon which
their respective financial information and their respective
forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, they can give no
assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be
correct. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties
and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially
from historical experience or from future results expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, FedEx’s ability to successfully operate
TNT Express without disruption to its other business activities, FedEx’s
ability to achieve the anticipated results from the acquisition of TNT
Express, the effects of competition (in particular the response to the
transaction in the marketplace), economic conditions in the global
markets in which FedEx and TNT Express operate, and other factors that
can be found in FedEx’s and its subsidiaries’ and TNT Express’ press
releases and public filings.

Neither FedEx, nor any of its advisors, accepts any responsibility for
any financial information contained in this press release relating to
the business, results of operations or financial condition of FedEx or
any of its groups. FedEx expressly disclaims any obligation or
undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the
expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or
circumstances on which any such statement is based.

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The Brooklyn Academy of Music has announced programming for the 2016 Next Wave Festival, set to run September 7-December 18. The line-up features the usual mix of theatre, dance, music, opera, film and visual arts events from around the U.S. and the world.

Steve Cosson

Steve Cosson

The theatre line-up features works by BAM favorite Robert Wilson in collaboration with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Broadway director and Tony nominee Ivo van Hove; New York-based group The Civilians; and internationally acclaimed director Peter Brook with frequent collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne.

Artistic director of The Civilians, a company known for making investigative theatre works, Steve Cosson returns Off-Broadway with the world premiere of The Undertaking. The two-hander is based on a real-life conversation between Cosson and Colombian-American artist Jessica Mitrani, about quests into the underworld. Performances are set to run September 21-24 in the BAM Fisher Theatre.

Brook, Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière return to the BAM stage September 28 with their production of Battlefield, based on Brook’s Mahabharata, 30 years after the epic show played in Brooklyn. Performances will run through October 9 in the BAM Harvey Theater.

Kicking off October 15 will be Wilson and Baryshnikov’s Letter to a Man. The two join forces for this new work based on the diary of Russian dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, who famously suffered from schizophrenia at the height of his career. Featuring text by Christian Dumais-Lvowski, the U.S. premiere is set to run through October 30.

In November Crucible director van Hove, along with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, will bring Shakespeare’s Kings of War to the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Kings of War combines Henry V, Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III in a single show about the perils of power. Performances are set to run November 3-6.

The slate is made up of 12 theatre productions, two opera works and a host of music, film and dance events. For the full line-up and to purchase tickets, visit or contact BAM Ticket Services at (718) 636-4100.

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