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SOURCE:  Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivers over four million vehicles in period to August.

Wolfsburg – The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 4.03 (January-August 2013: 3.90) million vehicles in the first eight months of this year; this represent an increase of 3.4 percent.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars handed over 471,000 (August 2013: 470,500; +0.1 percent) vehiclesVolkswagen logo to customers in August. “We are still feeling the effects of the very challenging situation on world markets. However, we also continue to benefit from the tailwind in China and Western Europe,” Christian Klingler, Board Member for Sales and Marketing for the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, said in Wolfsburg.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 1.11 (1.08; +2.9 percent) million vehicles on the overall European market from January to August this year, of which 561,500 (535,400; +4.9 percent) units were handed over to customers in Western Europe (excluding Germany). There was also a rise in deliveries in the home market of Germany, where 382,100 (364,300; +4.9 percent) customers took delivery of a new Volkswagen. The brand handed over 163,300 (176,100; -7.3 percent) vehicles to customers in Central and Eastern Europe in the period to August. 85,000 (103,600; -18.0 percent) units were delivered in Russia.

Volkswagen Passenger Cars delivered 387,600 (420,700; -7.9 percent) units in the North America region in the period to August, of which 244,900 (282,900; -13.4 percent) were handed over to customers in the United States. Deliveries in the South America region from January to August declined to 427,400 (539,400; -20.8 percent) units, of which 347,000 (411,300; -15.6 percent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

Deliveries continued to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, where 1.97 (1.70; +15.4 percent) million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to August. Volkswagen delivered 1.83 (1.56; +17.1 percent) million units in China (incl. Hong Kong) during the same period.

Town Hall Meeting Yarmuth's

Veterans Town Hall Meeting at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky

SOURCE:  Congressman John Yarmuth / VA PAO

We want to hear your comments and recommendations about VA health care.

WHAT:   Veterans Town Hall Meeting

WHEN:    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Robley Rex VA Medical Center – 800 Zorn Avenue – Conference Room D010 (West Entrance) Louisville, KY 40206

Department_of_Veterans_Affairs_LogoFollowing the Town Hall Meeting, VA staff members will be on hand to personally assist Veterans with individual questions or issues related to their VA health care. Staff members will also be available to assist you with enrolling on My Heal the Vet and to provide information on other VA health care services.

‘NICO ROSBERG HAS HAD AN AMAZING SEASON, HE COULD WIN A LAUREUS AWARD’ SAYS DAVID COULTHARD

SOURCE:  Cision

· ‘Nico is a great ambassador and appreciates the opportunities he has been given’ – says Laureus Ambassador Coulthard
· Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on front row of grid at Monza
· Laureus Formula One gala night raises over €200,000 to help improve the lives of young people in Italy

ITALY – Nico Rosberg went into the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, with Laureus Ambassador and former Formula One star David Coulthard predicting that the young German could win a Laureus World Sports Award.

Coulthard, who won 13 Grand Prix in a career lasting 15 years, was speaking at a star-studded gala charity night in Milan, to raise funds for the Italian Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Nico Rosberg

Nico Rosberg Photo Courtesy: Laureus / Cision

Asked if he could see his fellow Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg winning a Laureus Award, Coulthard said: “ No question! He has had an amazing season in Formula One, he’s a multiple Grand Prix winner and leader of the World Championship. Nico is a great ambassador and appreciates the opportunities he has been given. ”

Rosberg lines up alongside his MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team-mate Lewis Hamilton, himself a winner of a Laureus Award in 2008, on the front row of the grid for the race at Monza. Rosberg currently leads Hamilton by 22 points in the World Championship.

Now an expert Formula One analyst, Coulthard applauded the competition between the two. He said: “They are two great drivers of the modern era in F1. They are on the same team and are battling head-to-head for the Formula One World Championship. What we are witnessing are the emotions that sport brings out in people.”
The Laureus gala charity night, staged at the Mercedes-Benz Centre in Milan, had a strong Formula One focus, ahead of today’s race. In addition to Rosberg, Hamilton and Coulthard, also present were former Formula One world champion and Laureus Academy Member Emerson Fittipaldi and French favourite Jean Alesi.

Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, also attended the event with fellow Academy Members Giacomo Agostini, Franz Klammer, Mike Horn and Alberto Tomba. Other guests included Davide Cassani, Marco Bortolami, Antonio Rossi, Alessandro Fabian, Alessia Trost, Aldo Montano and Garret McNamara.

The charity night raised more than €200,000 for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation to support Italian projects, which have helped more than 2,000 disadvantaged young people in its ten years of life.

The first Patron of Laureus was Nelson Mandela. At the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, he said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”

This has become the philosophy of Laureus and the driving force behind its work.  Laureus is a non-political international charity that works to improve the lives of young people around the world through the use of sport.

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