World Car Awards Finalists Announced

Now in their tenth year, the annual World Car Awards are now the number one awards program in the world based on Prime Research's 2013 report. The awards were inaugurated in 2003, and officially launched in January 2004, to reflect the reality of the global marketplace, as well as to recognize and reward automotive excellence on an international scale. The awards are intended to complement, not compete, with existing national and regional Car of the Year programs. The awards are administered by a non-profit association, under the guidance of a Steering Committee of pre-eminent automotive journalists from Asia, Europe, and North America. Peter Lyon (Japan) and Matt Davis (Italy) are the co-chairs; John McCormick (USA), Jens Meiners (Germany), Mike Rutherford (U.K.), Eddie Alterman (USA), and Gerry Malloy (Canada) are the directors. There is no affiliation with, nor are the awards in any way influenced by any publication, auto show, automaker, or other commercial enterprise. For additional information visit our web site ( ) About PRIME RESEARCH PRIME Research International, a global leader in strategic communication research and consultancy, has joined forces with the World Car Awards to provide strategic studies in the fields of automotive assessment criteria and automotive awards. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Work continues after death at World Cup stadium - World Cup News | FOX Sports on MSN

''We didn't have time to get everybody on board for a strike today (Monday),'' Custodio told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. ''But we are making sure that it happens tomorrow (Tuesday), when all workers will refuse to get into the construction site.'' Constructor Andrade Gutierrez and local officials in charge of the stadium say the construction site is safe. The local government lamented the worker's death, but said the accident would not interfere in the stadium's completion. After another death at the stadium in December, when a worker fell 115 feet (35 meters) while working on the stadium's roof, a local labor judge halted construction at the site for four days so authorities could inspect safety conditions. The first death in Manaus happened in March, when a man fell from a scaffold and hit his head. Seven workers have died at World Cup venues so far. In late November, two workers were killed when a crane collapsed while hoisting a 500-ton piece of roofing at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in Sao Paulo. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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