University of Applied Sciences Landshut
The University of Applied Sciences Landshut is a technical university in Landshut, between Munich and Regensburg, with over 5000 students and over 100 professors. Its main focus areas are social work and business, it was founded in 1978 under the name Fachhochschule Landshut, renamed in 2008. The University of Applied Sciences Landshut has six faculties: Business Administration Social Work Electrical and Industrial Engineering Computer Science Mechanical Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies Official website Official website
Edmund Rüdiger Stoiber is a German politician, the 16th Minister President of the state of Bavaria between 1993 and 2007 and chairman of the Christian Social Union between 1999 and 2007. In 2002 he candidated for the office of Chancellor of Germany in the federal election but in one of the narrowest elections in German history lost against Gerhard Schröder. On 18 January 2007, he announced his decision to step down from the posts of minister-president and party chairman by 30 September, after having been under fire in his own party for weeks. Edmund Stoiber was born in Oberaudorf in the district of Bavaria. Prior to entering politics in 1974 and serving in the Bavarian parliament, he was a lawyer and worked at the University of Regensburg. Stoiber attended the Ignaz-Günther-Gymnasium in Rosenheim, where he received his Abitur in 1961, although he had to repeat one year for failing in Latin, his national service was with the Gebirgsdivision mountain infantry division in Mittenwald and Bad Reichenhall and was cut-short due to a knee injury.
Following his military service, Stoiber studied political science and in the fall 1962 in Munich, law. In 1967, he passed the state law exam and worked at the University of Regensburg in criminal law and Eastern European law, he was awarded a doctorate of jurisprudence, in 1971 passed the second state examination with distinction. In 1971, Stoiber joined the Bavarian State Ministry of Environment. In 1978 Stoiber was elected secretary general of the CSU, a post he held until 1982/83. In this capacity, he served as campaign manager of Franz-Josef Strauss, the first Bavarian leader to run for the chancellorship, in the 1980 national elections. From 1982 to 1986 he served as deputy to the Bavarian secretary of the state and in the position of State Minister, led the State Chancellery from 1982 to 1988. From 1988 to 1993 he served as State Minister of the Interior. In May 1993, the Landtag of Bavaria, the state's parliament, elected Stoiber as Minister-President succeeding Max Streibl, he came to power amid a political crisis involving a sex scandal, surrounding a contender for the state premiership.
Upon taking office, he nominated Strauss' daughter Monika Hohlmeier as State Minister for Education and Cultural Affairs. In his capacity as Minister-President, Stoiber served as President of the Bundesrat in 1995/96. In 1998, he succeeded Theo Waigel as chairman of the CSU. During Stoiber's 14 years leading Bavaria, the state solidified its position as one of Germany's richest. By 1998, under his leadership, the state had privatized more than $3 billion worth of state-owned businesses and used that money to invest in new infrastructure and provide venture capital for new companies, he was regarded a central figure in building one of Europe's most powerful regional economies, attracting thousands of hi-tech and media companies and reducing unemployment to half the national average. In 2002, Stoiber politically outmaneuvered CDU chairwoman, Angela Merkel, was declared the CDU/CSU's candidate for the office of chancellor by the entire leadership of the CSU's sister party CDU, challenging Gerhard Schröder.
At that time, Merkel had been seen as a transitional chair and was opposed by the CDU's male leaders called the party's "crown princes". In the run up to the 2002 national elections, the CSU/CDU held a huge lead in the opinion polls and Stoiber famously remarked that "... this election is like a football match where it's the second half and my team is ahead by 2–0." However, on election day things had changed. The SPD had mounted a huge comeback, the CDU/CSU was narrowly defeated; the election was one of modern Germany's closest votes. Gerhard Schröder was re-elected as chancellor by the parliament in a coalition with the Greens, who had increased their vote share marginally. Many commentators faulted Stoiber's reaction to the floods in eastern Germany, in the run-up to the election, as a contributory factor in his party's poor electoral result and defeat. In addition, Schröder distinguished himself from his opponent by taking an active stance against the upcoming United States-led Iraq War, his extensive campaigning on this stance was seen as swinging the election to the SPD in the weeks running up to the election.
Stoiber subsequently led the CSU to an absolute majority in the 2003 Bavarian state elections, for the third time in a row, winning this time 60.7% of the votes and a two-thirds majority in the Landtag. This was the widest margin achieved by a German party in any state. Between 2003 and 2004, Stoiber served as co-chair of the First Commission on the modernization of the federal state, established to reform the division of powers between federal and state authorities in Germany. In February 2004, he became a candidate of Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schröder for the presidency of the European Commission but he decided not to run for this office. Stoiber had ambitions to run again for the chancellorship, but Merkel secured the nomination, in November 2005 she won the general election, he was slated to join Merkel's first grand coalition cabinet as Economics minister. However, on 1 November 2005, he announced his decision to stay in Bavaria, due to personnel changes on the SPD side of the coalition and an unsatisfactory apportionment of competences between himself and designated Science minister Annette Schavan.
Stoiber resigned his seat in the 16th Bundestag, being a member from 18 October
FC Bayern Munich
Fußball-Club Bayern München e. V. known as FC Bayern München, FCB, Bayern Munich, or FC Bayern, is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 28 national titles and 18 national cups. FC Bayern was founded in 1900 by 11 football players, led by Franz John. Although Bayern won its first national championship in 1932, the club was not selected for the Bundesliga at its inception in 1963; the club had its period of greatest success in the middle of the 1970s when, under the captaincy of Franz Beckenbauer, it won the European Cup three times in a row. Overall, Bayern has reached ten European Cup/UEFA Champions League finals, most winning their fifth title in 2013 as part of a continental treble. Bayern has won one UEFA Cup, one European Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup and two Intercontinental Cups, making it one of the most successful European clubs internationally and the only German club to have won both international titles.
Since the formation of the Bundesliga, Bayern has been the dominant club in German football, winning 27 titles, including six consecutively since 2013. They have traditional local rivalries with 1860 Munich and 1. FC Nürnberg, as well as with Borussia Dortmund since the mid-1990s. Since the beginning of the 2005–06 season, Bayern has played its home games at the Allianz Arena; the team had played at Munich's Olympiastadion for 33 years. The team colours are red and white, the team crest shows the white and blue flag of Bavaria. In terms of revenue, Bayern Munich is the biggest sports club in Germany and the fourth highest-earning football club in the world, generating €587.8 million in 2017. For the 2017–18 season, Bayern reported a revenue of €657.4 million and an operating profit of €136.5 million. This was Bayern's 26th year in a row with a profit. In November 2018, Bayern had 291,000 official members and there are 4,433 registered fan clubs with over 390,000 members; the club has other departments for chess, basketball, bowling, table tennis and senior football with more than 1,100 active members.
As of January 2019, FC Bayern is ranked joint second in the current UEFA club coefficient rankings. FC Bayern Munich was founded by members of a Munich gymnastics club; when a congregation of members of MTV 1879 decided on 27 February 1900 that the footballers of the club would not be allowed to join the German Football Association, 11 members of the football division left the congregation and on the same evening founded Fußball-Club Bayern München. Within a few months, Bayern achieved high-scoring victories against all local rivals, including a 15–0 win against FC Nordstern, reached the semi-finals of the 1900–01 South German championship. In the following years, the club won some local trophies and in 1910–11 Bayern joined the newly founded "Kreisliga", the first regional Bavarian league; the club won this league in its first year, but did not win it again until the beginning of World War I in 1914, which halted all football activities in Germany. By the end of its first decade of founding, FC Bayern had attracted its first German national team player, Max Gaberl Gablonsky.
By 1920, it had over 700 members, making it the largest football club in Munich. In the years after the war, Bayern won several regional competitions before winning its first South German championship in 1926, an achievement repeated two years later, its first national title was gained in 1932, when coach Richard "Little Dombi" Kohn led the team to the German championship by defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 2–0 in the final. The advent of Nazism put an abrupt end to Bayern's development. Club president Kurt Landauer and the coach, both of whom were Jewish, left the country. Many others in the club were purged. Bayern was taunted as the "Jew's club", while local rival 1860 Munich gained much support. Josef Sauter, inaugurated 1943, was the only NSDAP member as president; as some Bayern players greeted Landauer, watching a friendly in Switzerland lead to continued discrimination. Bayern was affected by the ruling that football players had to be full amateurs again. In the following years, Bayern could not sustain its role of contender for the national title, achieving mid-table results in its regional league instead.
After the war, Bayern became a member of the Oberliga Süd, the southern conference of the German first division, split five ways at that time. Bayern struggled and firing 13 coaches between 1945 and 1963. Landauer returned from exile in 1947 and was once again appointed club president, the tenure lasted until 1951, he remains as the club's president with the longest accumulated tenure. Landauer has been deemed as inventor of Bayern as a professional club and his memory is being upheld by the Bayern ultras Schickeria. In 1955, the club was relegated but returned to the Oberliga in the following season and won the DFB-Pokal for the first time, beating Fortuna Düsseldorf 1–0 in the final; the club struggled financially though, verging on bankruptcy at the end of the 1950s. Manufacturer Roland Endler provided the necessary funds and was rewarded with four years at the helm of the club. In 1963, the Oberligas in Germany were consolidated into one national league, the Bundesliga. Five teams from the Oberliga South were admitted.
Bayern finished third in that year's southern division, but another Munich team, 1860 Munich, had won the championship. As the DFB preferred not to include two teams from one city, Bayern was not chosen for the Bundesliga, they ga
Dingolfing is a town in Southern Bavaria, Germany. It is the seat of the Landkreis Dingolfing-Landau; the area now called Dingolfing was first mentioned in Tinguluinga in the year 833. In the year 1251 the duke of Bavaria, Otto II. awarded municipal rights to the town, the Upper City. The Lower City, around the church of St. John's, was an older settlement belonging to the Prince-Bishopric of Regensburg. By treaty of 1265 between Duke and Bishop, both cities were united. Dingolfing's large growth took place during the years of about 1315 to 1600. During this time the city prospered through trade, leather craft and the production of wool cloths; the duke promoted these works, causing Dingolfing to prosper more. The war of Austrian succession caused heavy damage to the city and decimated the population by epidemics; the city became nothing more than debris and ash on May 16, 1743 after being fired upon by Austrian troops. Greater parts of the city were burnt in a large fire. Many of the town's records were destroyed in this fire.
Between 1802 and 1803 the local courts were dissolved. Between 1816 and 1817 there were many economic and harvest failures. There was a period of large price increases; this period is thought to be the lowest point in the long history of the city. A railroad track leading from Munich to Prague and many new roads were built in the mid-19th century, which began a major turn-around for the city. Many new industries formed in Dingolfing around this time too; the region began to paint a new picture of itself. In 1905 a new machine shop opened to repair broken farming equipment. After the Second World War this shop changed its business and began producing scooters and automobiles. In the 1950s this plant began producing automobiles under the Glas car company. Bavarian Motor Works, from which the city prospers today, bought this plant in 1967. After 1945 and since the 1970s Dingolfing intensified its investments in its urban infrastructure, including schools and housing for the elderly. Dingolfing is located on the Isar river.
Dingolfing is about 100 km northeast of Munich, the capital of the German state of Bavaria, about 30 km east of Landshut and 25 km south of Straubing. The Isar divides the city into the older historical section of the city on the right side of the river, the area of the former farming villages Goben, Geratsberg, Höll and Sossau, where much residential development in recent decades has grown to a newer section of the city on the left side of the river. Parish church St. Josef, a monumental hall church planned by Robert Vorhoelzer, 1954–1956 The most important industry in the Dingolfing-Landau region is automobile construction. Dingolfing is home to BMW's largest production facility which produces around 270,000 cars each year. Hans Glas GmbH began as makers of agricultural equipment in 1895 and were bought by BMW in 1966. Heinrich Deubel, Nazi SS concentration camp commandant, he was not born there. Peter Högl, SS officer in World War II Marco Sturm, former NHL forward, was born in Dingolfing on September 8, 1978.
Johann Sziklai, poet Joseph Wolfgang Eberl: Geschichte der Stadt Dingolfing und ihrer Umgebung. Dingolfing 1856 online Official website BMW Plant Dingolfing"Dingolfing: History of the coat-of-arms". Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte. Deed by Louis the German for St. Emmeram Abbey, 27 May 833 with first record of the place name of Tinguluinga, "digitalised image". Photograph Archive of Old Original Documents. University of Marburg. Die Kunstdenkmäler von Bayern, Bezirksamt Dingolfing Dingolfing: Official statistics compiled by the Bavarian State Office of Statistics
Chief executive officer
The chief executive officer or just chief executive, is the most senior corporate, executive, or administrative officer in charge of managing an organization – an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and some government organizations; the CEO of a corporation or company reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc. In the early 21st century, top executives had technical degrees in science, engineering or law; the responsibility of an organization's CEO are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure.
They can be far-reaching or quite limited and are enshrined in a formal delegation of authority. Responsibilities include being a decision maker on strategy and other key policy issues, leader and executor; the communicator role can involve speaking to the press and the rest of the outside world, as well as to the organization's management and employees. As a leader of the company, the CEO or MD advises the board of directors, motivates employees, drives change within the organization; as a manager, the CEO/MD presides over the organization's day-to-day operations. The term refers to the person who makes all the key decisions regarding the company, which includes all sectors and fields of the business, including operations, business development, human resources, etc; the CEO of a company is not the owner of the company. In some countries, there is a dual board system with two separate boards, one executive board for the day-to-day business and one supervisory board for control purposes. In these countries, the CEO presides over the executive board and the chairman presides over the supervisory board, these two roles will always be held by different people.
This ensures a distinction between management by the executive board and governance by the supervisory board. This allows for clear lines of authority; the aim is to prevent a conflict of interest and too much power being concentrated in the hands of one person. In the United States, the board of directors is equivalent to the supervisory board, while the executive board may be known as the executive committee. In the United States, in business, the executive officers are the top officers of a corporation, the chief executive officer being the best-known type; the definition varies. In the case of a sole proprietorship, an executive officer is the sole proprietor. In the case of a partnership, an executive officer is a managing partner, senior partner, or administrative partner. In the case of a limited liability company, executive officer is any manager, or officer. A CEO has several subordinate executives, each of whom has specific functional responsibilities referred to as senior executives, executive officers or corporate officers.
Subordinate executives are given different titles in different organizations, but one common category of subordinate executive, if the CEO is the president, is the vice-president. An organization may have more than one vice-president, each tasked with a different area of responsibility; some organizations have subordinate executive officers who have the word chief in their job title, such as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief technology officer. The public relations-focused position of chief reputation officer is sometimes included as one such subordinate executive officer, but, as suggested by Anthony Johndrow, CEO of Reputation Economy Advisors, it can be seen as "simply another way to add emphasis to the role of a modern-day CEO – where they are both the external face of, the driving force behind, an organisation culture". In the US, the term chief executive officer is used in business, whereas the term executive director is used in the not-for-profit sector; these terms are mutually exclusive and refer to distinct legal duties and responsibilities.
Implicit in the use of these titles, is that the public not be misled and the general standard regarding their use be applied. In the UK, chief executive and chief executive officer are used in both business and the charitable sector; as of 2013, the use of the term director for senior charity staff is deprecated to avoid confusion with the legal duties and responsibilities associated with being a charity director or trustee, which are non-executive roles. In the United Kingdom, the term director is used instead of chief officer". Business publicists since the days of Edward Bernays and his client John D. Rockefeller and more the corporate publicists for Henry Ford, promoted the concept of the "celebrity CEO". Business journalists have adopted this approach, which assumes that the corporate achievements in the arena of manufacturing, wer
World News Media
World News Media Limited is the publisher of World Finance magazine, tied to the marketing of numerous vanity awards under the name of the World Finance Awards. It publishes The New Economy which organises The New Economy Awards; the company was established in trades from London. The company was established in July 2004, its registered office is in Judd Street, London, WC, but its offices are at 40 Compton Street in the London Borough of Islington. The director and principal shareholder is Howard Angel; as at 31 August 2016, the company had net shareholder's funds of negative £334,095. It has issued and paid-up share capital of £100; the company publishes the magazines World Finance and The New Economy, bi-monthly or less in print and electronically free of charge by Issuu along with Ipad and Android editions. The magazines feature topical non-exclusive agency-produced articles. Editorials are credited to Project Syndicate. Features profile award winners and sponsored supplements are produced such as Project Finance Deals of the Year - 2015, Banking in Nigeria, Sustainable Development in Morocco.
Business Destinations and European CEO are published by associated company Tower Business Media Limited on a similar basis and have their own set of awards. As of 2013, the company provided awards in 16 different categories from banking to telecoms under the name of the World Finance Awards which started in 2007. Tim Hunter, writing in Stuff in 2014, commented, "Each award category has a winner for each country represented and in one single category there were 69 winners from countries including Angola to Vietnam and Pakistan to Peru. In the banking category there were more than 200 winners." The company's awards have since been extended to include Islamic finance. In January 2017, the consumer watchdog of Botswana was threatened with a legal action for defamation by World News Media for questioning the criteria by which various banks in Botswana had been given a World Finance Award in 2012. In 2012, Sampath Bank of Sri Lanka won "Best Banking Group in Sri Lanka" according to the Daily Mirror of Sri Lanka.
Tullett Brown won "Commodities Broker of the Year in Western Europe". They went into liquidation "in the public interest" and the directors were banned. Worldwide Commodity Partners who were named "Fastest Growing Broker, Western Europe, 2012". In 2014 they were wound-up in the British High Court on the grounds that they "traded with a lack of commercial probity and... made false and misleading statements in order to sell VER carbon credits to the public for investment at exaggerated prices". In 2012, Banc De Binary won "Best Trading Platform", it was wound up in 2017 after regulatory issues on three continents. In 2014, First Citizens Bank of Trinidad and Tobago won "Best Retail Bank: T&T 2014" and "Best Commercial Bank: T&T 2014" according to the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian. In 2014, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation won "Best Banking Group in the Philippines" for the third time in a row, "Best Commercial Bank in the Philippines" according to Malaya Business Insight. In 2016, Bank Dhofar won "Best Digital Bank in Oman 2016" at the World Finance Digital Banking Awards according to Muscat Daily.
In 2017, NCB Capital, Saudi Arabia's largest asset manager, won "Best Investment Management Company Saudi Arabia, 2017" in the World Finance awards according to Arab News. In 2017, NCB Insurance Company won "best pension fund manager in the Caribbean", for the third-consecutive time and the fifth time in seven years according to the Jamaica Observer. AI Global Media Media related to World News Media at Wikimedia Commons
Timotheus Höttges is a German businessman and Chief Executive of Deutsche Telekom AG, the majority shareholder of T-Mobile US. He was born in Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia, his father was an engineer, with three children. He went to the August-Dicke-Schule in one of four gymnasium schools in Solingen, he did his Zivildienst - compulsory community work. Conscription in Germany finished in 2011. Höttges received a degree in Business from the University of Cologne. Höttges worked for VIAG in Munich from 1992. VIAG joined with VEBA in 2000 to form Düsseldorf-headquartered E. ON. Höttges joined Deutsche Telekom in 2000. From 2006-09 he worked on the T-Home brand, for internet DSL customers, developed the Telekom Entertain internet TV service into a market leader, he joined the company's board of directors on 5 December 2006. On 1 March 2009 he became Finance Director of Deutsche Telekom, he became CEO of Deutsche Telekom on 1 January 2014. Following BT Group's takeover of EE a joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange, Höttgens became a member of BT Group's board of directors.
FC Bayern Munich, Member of the Supervisory Board BT Group, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors Henkel, Member of the Supervisory Board EE Limited, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors OTE, Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, Chairman of the Board of Trustees European Round Table of Industrialists, Member Federation of German Industries, Member of the Presidium Deutsche Sporthilfe, Member of the Foundation’s Council Höttges lives with his wife and two sons in the Bad Godesberg district of Bonn, in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia. The headquarters of T-Mobile and Deutsche Telekom are in Bonn. Deutsche Telekom