Monthly Archives: March 2014

AREVA and CNNC sign series of agreements in the presence of China and France presidents Xi Jinping and François Hollande

PARIS, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of the visit to France of Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, AREVA participated in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. This visit … Read the full press release

Umeå University ranked first in Europe and ninth in the world for student satisfaction according to latest International Student Barometer

Umeå University has been ranked first in Europe and ninth in the world for student satisfaction according to the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). The survey was responded to by international students from 170 universities in the world during the … Read the full press release

Solvay launches Jaguar® OPTIMA conditioning solution for silicone- and sulfate-free, oil-based and oil-free shampoos

Paris, France, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay launches Jaguar® OPTIMA, the ideal conditioning solution to meet market demands for silicone- and sulfate-free, oil-based and oil-free shampoos. The natural, guar-based system will be unveiled at this year’s In-Cosmetics in Hamburg, Germany (Booth 1G20). … Read the full press release

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin-Wissenschaftler veröffentlichen Ergebnisse über neues optogenetisches Werkzeug im Magazin Science

Berlin, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Optogenetik ist ein modernes Verfahren, das es Wissenschaftlern ermöglicht, in neuronalen Schnitten oder in lebenden Organismen wie Drosophila, Zebrafisch oder Mäusen gezielt ausgewählte Zellen mit Licht zu aktivieren und ihre Rolle im Zellverbund zu untersuchen. Dazu benutzen sie … Read the full press release

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin: Burkhardt Wolf erhält den Scherer-Preis

Er wird für seine Habilitationsschrift geehrt: Fortuna di mare – Literatur und Seefahrt Berlin, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Literaturwissenschaftler Dr. Burkhardt Wolf von der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin erhält den Scherer-Preis 2014. Er wird für seine an der Humboldt-Universität entstandene Habilitationsschrift Fortuna di … Read the full press release

Accenture 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report explores company’s corporate citizenship goals, progress and challenges

Skills to Succeed initiative exceeds goal to equip more than half a million people with job skills NEW YORK, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the publication of its 2012–2013 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Our Communities, Our Commitments,” which explores the company’s corporate … Read the full press release

Royal Philips launched the world’s first LED bulb with innovative lens in the shape of the traditional incandescent light bulb

It’s finally here: Philips clear LED bulb, the world’s first LED bulb with innovative lens and the beautiful light in the shape of the traditional incandescent. Frankfurt, Germany, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The traditional incandescent light bulb has been given the biggest … Read the full press release

Philips launches new connected lighting systems for homes, businesses and cities

Company launches new connected solutions for homes, businesses and cities Frankfurt, Germany, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today Philips, the global leader in lighting, underlined its leadership in LED lighting by launching new connected lighting systems for homes, businesses and cities. Having pioneered … Read the full press release

ABB and Philips partner to simplify integration of connected lighting systems and building device control for commercial buildings

Philips’ lighting systems will connect seamlessly with ABB’s building device controls, reducing the cost of renovation of mid-and small-sized commercial buildings Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), … Read the full press release

Burgerkonzept „Hans im Glück“ eröffnet im Leopold in München

STRABAG Real Estate stellt neuen Mieter für Gastronomiefläche ihrer Projektentwicklung vor   München, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Die STRABAG Real Estate GmbH (SRE), Bereich München, stellte heute den neuen Mieter für die Gastronomieflächen ihrer Projektentwicklung Leopold 250 vor. Das junge Burgerkonzept „Hans … Read the full press release

British-American human rights activist Clive Stafford Smith to receive Amnesty International Chair 2014 at Ghent University on 1 April 2014

Ghent, Belgium, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On 1 April 2014, British-American human rights activist Clive Stafford Smith will receive the Amnesty International Chair 2014 at Ghent University. This Chair is awarded to a person who makes a special contribution to fight for human … Read the full press release

Professional lighting systems provider Zumtobel shows its ability to innovate at Light + Building trade fair in Frankfurt

Dornbirn, Austria / Frankfurt, Germany, 31-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — These days, the Zumtobel Group is demonstrating its ability to innovate in Frankfurt am Main, where the world’s largest trade fair for the lighting industry, Light + Building, opened this morning. As a … Read the full press release

MOL Group acquires selected assets from BASF subsidiary Wintershall

Kassel/Budapest, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Wintershall, a 100% BASF subsidiary, is optimizing its portfolio with today’s financial closing of the transaction with the Hungarian MOL Group. Through Wintershall’s divestment of shares in selected assets on the UK Continental Shelf, MOL Group acquires 14 … Read the full press release

Merck announced the enrollment of first patient into new Phase III study in the area of fertility

• The ESPART* Phase III clinical study focuses on patients that respond poorly to attempts at ovarian stimulation • Study aims to recruit 946 patients across 17 European countries Darmstadt, Germany, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Merck, the global pharmaceutical and chemical company, … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin Researchers: Stressful life events greatly enhance the risk of depression affecting people in later life

Dublin, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from Trinity College Dublin’s Institute of Neuroscience and Department of Psychiatry believe stressful life events greatly enhance the risk of depression affecting people in later life. They link this phenomenon to changes in genetic expression, which only occur following exposure to … Read the full press release

Unicaja apoya con su patrocinio un encuentro sobre el modelo agrario profesional que reunirá en Sevilla a más de mil personas relacionadas con el sector

Málaga, Spain, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — El “Encuentro del Modelo Agrario Profesional”, organizado por la Confederación Agraria (COAG) de Andalucía y por la Unión de Pequeños Agricultores y Ganaderos (UPA) de Andalucía, y que cuenta con el patrocinio de Unicaja, tendrá lugar mañana viernes, … Read the full press release

Unicaja apoya un año más el Premio de Investigación del Consejo Económico y Social de la Provincia de Jaén que cumple su quinta edición

Málaga, Spain, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Unicaja, a través de la Fundación Unicaja Jaén, patrocina desde su creación el Premio de Investigación del Consejo Económico y Social (CES) de la Provincia de Jaén Este certamen convocado por el CES provincial de Jaén y patrocinado … Read the full press release

Sandoz appoints Vas Narasimhan as Head of Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals & Oncology Injectables

Munich, Germany, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Sandoz announced today that Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, MD, MPP, has been appointed Head of Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals & Oncology Injectables effective April 1, 2014. Vas, currently Global Head of Development at Novartis Vaccines, succeeds Ameet Mallik who will … Read the full press release

Skanska to build the Ljø tunnel in Møre and Romsdal, Norway

Stockholm, Sweden, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with the Norwegian Road Administration to build the Ljø tunnel in Møre and Romsdal, Norway. The contract is worth NOK 389 M, about SEK 410 M, which will be included in order bookings … Read the full press release

BKW Group reports very good operating profit for the 2013 financial year

Berne, Switzerland, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — In what proved to be an exceptionally challenging economic and regulatory environment, the BKW Group achieved a very good operating profit for the 2013 financial year. Contributory factors included in particular higher production volumes, the growing service … Read the full press release

Alirocumab clinical studies to be presented by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals at American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington D.C. March 29-31

Companies To Host Investor Conference Call on Alirocumab on March 31 at 9 a.m. EDT Paris, France and Tarrytown, NY, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi (EURONEXT : SAN and NYSE : SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that data … Read the full press release

Professor Jacob Graff Nielsen appointed Dean of University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law

Rector Ralf Hemmingsen has followed the recommendation of a unanimous nominating committee by appointing Professor Jacob Graff Nielsen as Dean of the Faculty of Law at University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, 28-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Jacob Graff Nielsen has been appointed Dean of the … Read the full press release

Symrise to present new products range at the largest trade show for cosmetic ingredients “in-cosmetics 2014” on April 1 to 3 in Hamburg

• Product launches from various application areas • Anti-aging ingredients and natural raw materials in focus • Sustainable Shea butter for improved skin feel in Fair Trade and ECOCERT quality Holzminden, Germany, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — At in-cosmetics 2014, Symrise is presenting a range … Read the full press release

Wind energy technology leader Gamesa to supply 49.3 MW to the Chinese company CGN Wind Energy

The company will deliver 25 G97-2.0 MW turbines for a wind farm being built in Shandong province. The turbines are specially designed for low wind sites. Zamudio, Spain, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has signed an agreement … Read the full press release

The Irish Dairy Board selects Kuehne + Nagel as global logistics partner to support its expansion strategy

Dublin, Ireland,  27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel has been selected as a global logistics partner by the Irish Dairy Board as part of the Company’s strategic plans to increase production and break into new markets. The Irish Dairy Board (IDB), … Read the full press release

Henkel receives RobecoSAM’s Gold Class award and named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute

For the seventh consecutive year, Henkel receives RobecoSAM’s Gold Class award and is named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. The accolades recognize and confirm Henkel’s continued leadership and consistent commitment to sustainability. Düsseldorf, Germany, 27-3-2014 … Read the full press release

Linha PME Crescimento 2014

BPI dinamiza linha de crédito de 2.000 milhões de euros. Porto, Portugal, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — O BPI, o Instituto de Apoio às Pequenas e Médias Empresas e à Inovação (IAPMEI), a PME Investimentos e as Sociedades de Garantia Mútua (Norgarante, Lisgarante, Garval e … Read the full press release

Digital security leader Gemalto to equip Cairo Amman Bank’s 105 branches with Dexxis Instant Issuance services

Instant issuance, superior user friendliness, ability to use EMV cards from any vendor, and an up to 70% reduction in total cost of issuance amongst the major benefits for CAB and their cardholders Amsterdam, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the … Read the full press release

Pearson uses Foursquare’s data in its new free app to help students find more productive places to study

New Inspired Locations of Learning app helps students’ productivity Free to download for iOS and Android Share inspiring study locations on Foursquare LONDON, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today launched a new free app – Inspired Locations of Learning – to … Read the full press release

Danske Bank to sell equity interest in Nets Holding A/S to Advent International, ATP and Bain Capital consortium

Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of the group of owners of Nets Holding A/S, Danske Bank has today signed an agreement to sell Nets Holding A/S to a consortium consisting of Advent International, ATP and Bain Capital. The consortium will … Read the full press release