Monthly Archives: February 2016

Regi Aalstad nominated for election to Geberit AG Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Geberit AG will nominate Ms Regi Aalstad for election to the Board of Directors at the 2016 General Meeting. Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, 29-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Geberit AG Board of Directors will nominate Ms Regi Aalstad … Read the full press release

Volvo 2015 Annual and Sustainability Report

GOTHENBURG, 29-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today, Monday, February 29, 2016, AB Volvo publishes its 2015 Annual and Sustainability Report on www.volvogroup.com. This year the sustainability reporting is an integrated part of the Annual Report, which is focusing on the Volvo … Read the full press release

Volvo: Professors Astrid Linder and Mats Svensson awarded The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research 2015 scholarship

The development of crash test dummies has played a vital role in terms of car safety. Two researchers into traffic safety are now being rewarded for their crucial work in the field of biomechanical research. The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for … Read the full press release

MONDRAGON’s Cikautxo cooperative invested 8 million euros in new plant in Romania

Production is scheduled to start this May. The investment in the new plant amounts to 8 million euros. Berriatua, Spain, 29-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Cikautxo cooperative is a member of the MONDRAGON Corporation, and has its headquarters in Berriatua (Bizkaia). … Read the full press release

MARK DAVISON TO SPEAK ON PHARMACEUTICAL COUNTERFEITING AT SYSTECH UNIQUITY

Global Pharma Brands Focus on Supply Chain Security at Amsterdam Conference AMSTERDAM, 29-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Mark Davison, CEO of Blue Sphere Health Inc, will be one of the keynote speakers at Systech International’s upcoming conference on serialization, global brand … Read the full press release

SAS listed at #7 in the “Best Workplaces Ireland 2016” list

DUBLIN, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — SAS is among the top 10 employers on the Great Place to Work® Institute’s prestigious “Best Workplaces Ireland 2016” list of companies with fewer than 100 employees. The analytics leader was listed at #7 after finishing … Read the full press release

Heidelberg University biologist Dr. Sylvia Erhardt received grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

Dr. Sylvia Erhardt receives ERC Consolidator Grant for excellent young researchers Heidelberg, Germany, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Heidelberg biologist Dr. Sylvia Erhardt is receiving a highly endowed grant from the European Research Council (ERC), an ERC Consolidator Grant for excellent young … Read the full press release

New light shed on the genetic make-up of Chlamydia trachomatis – University of Southampton

Southampton, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A study involving the University of Southampton has shed new light on the genetic make-up of Chlamydia trachomatis and it’s relation to trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness. The prevailing belief was that the … Read the full press release

Wood Group reports EBITA of $470m in 2015; 14.5% lower than 2014

Performance demonstrates resilience and flexibility in challenging markets ABERDEEN, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — “Against a backdrop of significantly reduced customer activity, the Group delivered EBITA of $470m in line with expectations and 14.5% lower than 2014. Our continued actions to reduce … Read the full press release

Finmeccanica’s first AgustaWestland AW101 for the Italian Air Force now operational

The most advanced and capable aircraft available for personnel recovery, special forces missions and a range of additional tasks  The Italian Air Force has a total requirement for 15 of these dedicated AW101 helicopters Over 220 AW101s ordered by customers … Read the full press release

Finmeccanica kicks-off the final assembly phase for the first two Aermacchi M-346s for the Polish Air Force

The contract with the Polish Air Force is to supply eight aircraft as well as Ground Based Training Systems Presented to General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces, the two aircraft will be delivered by November 2016 A total 59 … Read the full press release

Finmeccanica closes disputes with Panama’s Government on contracts dating back to 2010

ROME, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Finmeccanica is fully satisfied with the settlement reached with the Government of the Republic of Panama, to close the disputes on contracts dating back to 2010. The settlement approved by the Government of Panama has a number … Read the full press release

Bayer Group sales in 2015 reached the highest level in the company’s history

Focus on the Life Sciences following the successful stock market flotation of Covestro / Substantial sales and earnings increases at HealthCare / Good business development at CropScience despite a weaker market environment / Covestro posts strong earnings improvement / Group … Read the full press release

Bayer AG proposes the total dividend payout to rise 11.1 percent

Total dividend payout rises 11.1 percent to EUR 2,067 million Leverkusen, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ —  At its meeting today (February 24, 2016), the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG approved the Board of Management’s recommendation that a dividend payment of EUR … Read the full press release

Werner Baumann becomes the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG

LEVERKUSEN, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Effective May 1, 2016, Werner Baumann will become the new Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG. This was decided by the company’s Supervisory Board at its meeting today. The current CEO of … Read the full press release

Raytheon with Finmeccanica, CAE USA and Honeywell Aerospace to provide next-generation training solution for the U.S. Air Force

Finmeccanica, CAE USA and Honeywell join Raytheon to provide fully integrated solution Washington,D.C., 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is offering an integrated, next-generation training solution for the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Pilot Training competition. Raytheon, one of the … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank announces new co-Branded Introducing Broker partnership with Bank of Valletta in Malta

Partnership highlights ongoing momentum in Introducing Broker business COPENHAGEN, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, announces today a new co-Branded Introducing Broker (IB)  partnership with Bank of Valletta, the largest commercial bank in … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank to use Formula One sponsorship in 2016 to showcase the value of financial technology and innovation to the future of finance

COPENHAGEN, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Saxo Bank announced today that it will use its sponsorship of Formula One racing driver Romain Grosjean in 2016 to showcase the strength and value of financial technology and innovation to the future of finance. The … Read the full press release

Ramboll implements new seawater intake solution at Norway’s new National Museum

An innovative drilling solution avoided mess and chaos around Norway’s new National Museum. The techniques can be transferred to future projects in both Norway and other countries. COPENHAGEN, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ramboll has recently finished a complex and challenging … Read the full press release

Wienerberger AG announces strong growth for the company in 2015

Best year since the financial crisis Results 2015 – Record revenues: € 2,972 million (+5% compared to 2014) – Operating EBITDA: € 370 million (+17% compared to 2014) – Profit after tax: € 70 million – Recommended dividend: € 0.20 … Read the full press release

G4S Kenya held successful 2016 G4S-Bhubesi Pride programme

G4S Kenya kicked the 2016 G4S-Bhubesi Pride programme off in a spectacular fashion KENYA, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 29 February, a highly successful media launch was held at KCA University in Nairobi. The event was attended by numerous local … Read the full press release

University of Twente’s more detailed explanation of Leidenfrost effect with first images of the tiny layer beneath levitating droplet

UT RESEARCH GIVES BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE LEIDENFROST EFFECT ENSCHEDE, THE NETHERLANDS, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Water droplets on a very hot plate don’t evaporate but levitate and move around: this is known as the Leidenfrost effect and it always guarantees beautiful … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool published new guideline for diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in adults

LIVERPOOL, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a new guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in adults. Despite recent reductions in meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in children the disease … Read the full press release

University of Warwick hosts public meeting to discuss the effects of austerity Britain on Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry, UK, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The effects of austerity Britain on Coventry & Warwickshire are to be discussed at a public meeting which will bring together local charities, campaigners and academics. The University of Warwick is organising the event which … Read the full press release

University of Warwick on National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines: support for young people moving from children’s to adults’ services can often be patchy and inconsistent

Coventry, UK, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New health and social care guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) aims to improve support for thousands of young people receiving health or social care as they become adults. Chaired … Read the full press release

JEREMY GEELAN TO SPEAK ON INTERNET OF THINGS AT SYSTECH UNIQUITY

Global Brands Focus on the Intersection of Supply Chain Security and Consumer Engagement at Amsterdam Conference AMSTERDAM, 25-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Jeremy Geelan, chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc., will be one of the keynote speakers … Read the full press release

Henkel releases its 25th Sustainability Report

Sustainability reporting at Henkel Düsseldorf, 24-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Overall, more than 1,100 pages, nine languages and three different names – since 1992 Henkel has been publishing a Sustainability Report. This year, on February 25, 2016 Henkel’s 25th Sustainability Report … Read the full press release

Henkel announces management changes

Henkel Beauty Care under new leadership as of May 1, 2016 Düsseldorf, 24-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Pascal Houdayer (46), currently Corporate Senior Vice President in the Laundry & Home Care business unit, will be appointed member of the Henkel Management Board … Read the full press release

The Specialist Works launches new platform for charities to utilise unsold advertising space

Inspired by our good friends at Virgin Unite to combine “profit and purpose” with our day job, our mission is to open up FREE and remnant direct marketing space for selected charities in 2016 and beyond. LONDON, 24-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

International research team suggests that global sea level rose faster in the 20th century than in previous centuries

A new study by an international research team suggests that global sea level rose faster in the 20th century than in any of the 27 previous centuries. YORK, 24-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The research, which involved a geologist from the … Read the full press release