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Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18

After a series of closed alpha tests, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios and Asobo Studios today announced that the next-gen Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will launch on August 18. Pre-orders are now live and FS 2020 will come in three editions, standard ($59.99), deluxe ($89.99) and premium deluxe ($119.99), with the more expensive versions featuring more planes and handcrafted international airports. The last part may come as a bit of a surprise, given that Microsoft and Asobo are using assets...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox One, San Francisco, Tech, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Frankfurt, Computing, Heathrow, Simulation, Alpha, Denver, Pc Games, X-plane


Germany: The Importance Of ESG In Real Estate - Mayer Brown

On 30 January 2020, we organized the 11th US Real Estate Forum in Frankfurt, together with ULI Germany
Tags: News, Germany, Frankfurt, ESG In Real Estate Mayer Brown, US Real Estate Forum


True To Form, Deutsche Bank Loses For Winning In Trump Supreme Court Rulings

Someone at the Frankfurt mailroom might want to keep an eye out for envelopes postmarked Albany and Manhattan.
Tags: Law, Finance, Frankfurt, Albany


Travel to Italy in the time of the Coronavirus

(Editor’s note: Below is an account of my friends Robert and Dori and their recent flight from San Francisco to Italy ending up in their Lucca condominium (ownership of which along with their residence permits allows them to bypass the restrictions of travel from the US to Italy. I’ll let Robert and Dori tell the rest of the tale.) Dori and I just finished our air travel to Italy and I can share some impressions with you. We started from San Francisco. The crowd of people there was much thinn...
Tags: Travel, Germany, US, San Francisco, Eu, Rome, Frankfurt, United States, Italy, Sfo, United, United Airlines, Robert, Lucca, Dori, Autostrada


How do bacteria build up natural products?

The active agents of many drugs are natural products, so called because often only microorganisms are able to produce the complex structures. Similar to the production line in a factory, large enzyme complexes put these active agent molecules together. A team of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Goethe University Frankfurt has now succeeded in investigating the basic mechanisms of one of these molecular factories.
Tags: Science, Frankfurt, Technical University of Munich TUM, Goethe University


A change at the helm of IntercityHotel GmbH after more than three decades

Frankfurt am Main, Joachim Marusczyk will hand over executive responsibility for IntercityHotel GmbH to Christian Kaschner with effect from 14 September. Mr. Marusczyk, who is stepping down of his own accord, has turned IntercityHotel GmbH into one of Germany's most successful hotel brands since its formation in 1987. He expanded upon the original design concept to develop a company which now operates over 40 hotels across three continents and introduced numerous innovations which continu...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Frankfurt, Lastminute, Deutsche Bahn, Joachim Marusczyk, InterCityHotel GmbH, Deutsche Hospitality, IntercityHotel, Thomas Willms, Christian Kaschner, Marusczyk, Kaschner, Management Board of NH Hotel Group, Central Northern Eastern Europe UK Africa, Sabre Holdings Corporation


United adds flights for August 2020

As demand for travel picks up again, United Airlines is adding nearly 25,000 flights to its schedule for August. Most of these additions will come in the form of domestic flights as United prepares to add over 600 daily flights to more than 200 airports across the United States, resume 50 suspended routes, and double the number of flights from its New York/Newark hub. By August, the airline will be operating 48 percent of its 2019 domestic schedule. In a press release, Ankit Gupta, United’s ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Summer Travel, Montana, Mexico, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Frankfurt, United States, Brussels, Newark, United, Caribbean, Zurich


Lufthansa offers COVID-19 tests

Starting on July 29, 2020, Lufthansa will offer rapid COVID-19 tests to inbound and outbound travelers on its flights at the Frankfurt and Munich airports. In Frankfurt, the test takes place at a special facility in the airport and results are available via an app from six to eight hours for a regular test and three hours for an express test. Travelers will have to pay for the tests, and costs are 59 euros ($66.50) for a regular test and 139 euros ($156.50) for an express one. The PCR tests...
Tags: Travel, Germany, US, Eu, Frankfurt, Munich, Medicare, Lufthansa, All, Travelers, Centogene, COVID-19


City of London must face Brexit hit, Barnier tells finance chiefs

British trade negotiators will fail in their efforts to insulate the City of London from the worst consequences of Brexit, Michel Barnier warned a meeting of finance chiefs on Tuesday. The EU’s chief negotiator said that British demands in the ongoing trade talks in Brussels were unacceptable and that UK plans to ditch EU financial regulation risked another crisis that could hurt the bloc. UK proposals would make it easy to continue to run EU businesses from London after the end of the transitio...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, London, News, Eu, Best, Frankfurt, Britain, European Commission, Brussels, Brexit, Bern, Paris Amsterdam, Barnier, Naomi Smith


Domino's expands delivery options, home buying moves online

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus.________________________FOOD SERVICE:— Domino's Pizza is now offering carside delivery service, allowing customers to stay in their cars while one of the pizza company's workers delivers their order to them.The chain said Monday that customers can choose the new contact...
Tags: Amazon, Business, News, Germany, Frankfurt, Canada, American Express, Nevada, Burger King, Black, Lufthansa, Restaurant Brands International, Lowe, NPD Group, NPD, Tim Hortons


Coronavirus live news: China's military approves vaccine for use on its soldiers

Ireland reopens pubs, gyms and hairdressers; deaths exceed 500,000; California governor closes bars in several counties; half a million confined in BeijingGlobal report: Covid-19 deaths pass half a millionUS health secretary says ‘window closing’ to stop virusNew Zealand’s isolation facilities under ‘extreme stress’See all our coronavirus coverage 12.22pm BST Wearing face masks will be made compulsory on Northern Ireland’s public transport system later this week. The Northern Ireland executi...
Tags: Science, California, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Frankfurt, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Northern Ireland, Stormont, Centogene, Coronavirus outbreak


Research team solves 40-year old mystery in leukemia treatment

A research team led by the University of Kent and Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, has solved an almost 40-year old mystery in leukemia therapy and the drug nelarabine.
Tags: Health, Frankfurt, University of Kent, Goethe University


United States: Democrats Urge The FTC To Maintain Independence From The President And To Focus On Protecting Consumers And Competition - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

In a letter to FTC Chairman Joe Simons, Democratic leaders urged the FTC to continue to focus on its mission to protect consumers and competition and not to divert its resources to "advance the President's political agenda."
Tags: News, Frankfurt, United States, Ftc, Selz, Kurnit Klein, Joe Simons


Decades old mystery in leukaemia treatment solved

A research team led by the University of Kent and Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, has solved an almost 40-year old mystery in leukaemia therapy and the drug nelarabine, thanks to studying levels of enzyme SAMHD1.
Tags: Science, Frankfurt, University of Kent, Goethe University


Industry Spotlight: DE-CIX Turns 25

Back in 1995 when peering was young, a new internet exchange was founded in the German city of Frankfurt.  Today, DE-CIX has spread out to 20 global markets, connects more than 1900 networks, and exchanges more than 9 Terabits per second.  With us today to prep for Friday's Anniversary Show is Chief Strategic & Corporate […]
Tags: Uncategorized, Advertising, Frankfurt


Wirecard Says Missing $2.1 Billion Never Existed, Rips Up Earlier Accounts (slashdot)

Wirecard said on Monday that 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) missing from its accounts was likely never there and it was looking at the sale or closure of parts of its business as it sought to avert a looming cash crunch. From a report: The former German stock market darling, which processes payments for companies including Visa and Mastercard, has seen billions of euros wiped off its value in recent days and began trading in Frankfurt down 40%. Wirecard is scrambling to shore up its finances a...
Tags: News, Frankfurt, Mastercard, Visa, Moody, Houlihan Lokey, Wirecard, Msmash, Wirecard Says Missing, The Management Board of Wirecard


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictions

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 tested positive for Covid-19; New York shops and bars reopenWorkers return as New York enters phase two of reopeningSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 6.19pm BST The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world since the outbreak began has passed 9 million, acc...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, China, Russia, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Frankfurt, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases


Wirecard Says Missing $2.1 Billion Never Existed, Rips Up Earlier Accounts

Wirecard said on Monday that 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) missing from its accounts was likely never there and it was looking at the sale or closure of parts of its business as it sought to avert a looming cash crunch. From a report: The former German stock market darling, which processes payments for companies including Visa and Mastercard, has seen billions of euros wiped off its value in recent days and began trading in Frankfurt down 40%. Wirecard is scrambling to shore up its finances a...
Tags: Tech, Frankfurt, Mastercard, Visa, Moody, Houlihan Lokey, Wirecard, Wirecard Says Missing, The Management Board of Wirecard


Tsetse flytraps: Biotechnology for Africa's rural population

Because the tsetse fly can transmit sleeping sickness, it is commonly combatted with insecticides or caught in traps. Bioscientists at Goethe University have now developed a method for producing the attractants for the traps in a biotechnological procedure. The Frankfurt scientists hope that in the future, the attractants can then be produced locally in rural areas of Africa at low cost.
Tags: Science, Africa, Frankfurt, Goethe University


Colombian drug cartel co-founder transferred to Germany after prison sentence

Carlos Lehder Rivas ran Medellín cartel alongside Pablo Escobar that smuggled cocaine worth billions to the US in 1970s and 80sThe man who co-founded the notorious Colombian Medellín drug cartel alongside Pablo Escobar has been transferred to Germany from the United States, according to Spiegel Online.Carlos Lehder Rivas, who has both German and Colombian citizenship, was escorted to Germany by two US officials on a regular passenger flight from New York to Frankfurt and handed over to German au...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, US, World news, US news, Frankfurt, United States, Drugs trade, US crime, Pablo Escobar, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Carlos Lehder Rivas


Medellín cartel co-founder transferred to Germany after prison sentence

Carlos Lehder Rivas ran Medellín cartel alongside Pablo Escobar that smuggled cocaine worth billions to the US in 1970s and 80sThe man who co-founded the notorious Colombian Medellín drug cartel alongside Pablo Escobar has been transferred to Germany from the United States, according to Spiegel Online.Carlos Lehder Rivas, who has both German and Colombian citizenship, was escorted to Germany by two US officials on a regular passenger flight from New York to Frankfurt and handed over to German au...
Tags: Europe, New York, Germany, US, World news, US news, Frankfurt, United States, Drugs trade, US crime, Pablo Escobar, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Carlos Lehder Rivas


US intelligence bill takes aim at commercial spyware makers

A newly released draft intelligence bill, passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, would require the government to detail the threats posed by commercial spyware and surveillance technology. The annual intelligence authorization bill, published Thursday, would take aim at private sector spyware makers, like NSO Group and Hacking Team, who build spyware and hacking tools designed to surreptitiously break into a victim’s devices for conducting surveillance. Both NSO Group and Hack...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Facebook, Washington-post, Saudi Arabia, Senate, Germany, US, Tech, Spyware, Frankfurt, United States, House, United Nations, Cell Phones, Espionage


Bayern Munich beat Frankfurt to reach German Cup final

Bayern Munich beat Eintracht Frankfurt to set up a German Cup final with Bayer Leverkusen.
Tags: News, Frankfurt, Bayern Munich, Eintracht Frankfurt


Frankfurt wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ logo on shirts in German Cup semi

Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Eintracht Frankfurt wore playing shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in Wednesday’s German Cup semi-final, while opponents Bayern Munich warmed up in T-shirts bearing the same anti-racism message. “Our team... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Frankfurt, Soccer, Bayern Munich, Afp, Munich Germany, AFP Eintracht Frankfurt


How the brain controls our speech

Speaking requires both sides of the brain. Each hemisphere takes over a part of the complex task of forming sounds, modulating the voice and monitoring what has been said. However, the distribution of tasks is different than has been thought up to now, as an interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and phoneticians at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics Berlin has discovered.
Tags: Science, Frankfurt, Goethe University, Leibniz Centre General Linguistics Berlin


Where to find Bayern Munich vs. Frankfurt on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Bayern Munich vs. Frankfurt in the German Cup semifinal, you’ve come to the right place. The Bundesliga teams battle on Wednesday in a DFB-Pokal semifinal... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Frankfurt, Soccer, Bayern Munich, German Cup


New EUbOPEN consortium will enable access to research tools to unlock disease biology

Frankfurt and Ingelheim. Almost twenty years after deciphering the human genome, our understanding of human disease is still far from complete.
Tags: Health, Frankfurt, Ingelheim Almost


Canada trying to postpone guest of honour role at Frankfurt Book Fair - The Globe and Mail

Canada trying to postpone guest of honour role at Frankfurt Book Fair   The Globe and Mail
Tags: Seo, Frankfurt, Canada


German engineer on China charter flight tests positive for coronavirus

A German engineer on the first flight carrying European workers back to China has tested positive for coronavirus as an asymptomatic carrier, local authorities said Sunday. The man was on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to the northeastern city of Tianjin which landed with around 200 passengers, mainly German workers and their families.
Tags: News, China, Frankfurt, Lufthansa, Tianjin


The Latest: Pope leads more than 100 in prayer at Vatican

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Pope welcomes more than 100 guests to Vatican prayer service— India extends lockdown in some areas, letting others reopen in phases— European Commission urges US to reconsider WHO cuts.___VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is reciting a special prayer for the e...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Europe, News, Supreme Court, Greece, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, India, Narendra Modi, US, Eu, European Union