Monthly Archives: April 2016

UK scientists identified the country’s first ash tree that shows tolerance to ash dieback

UK scientists have identified the country’s first ash tree that shows tolerance to ash dieback, raising the possibility of using selective breeding to develop strains of trees that are tolerant to the disease. SWINDON, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The findings, which … Read the full press release

LCH.Clearnet Group Ltd to announce two senior executive appointments

Daniel Maguire appointed Global Head of Rates & FX Derivatives Paddy Boyle joins as Head of FX Product LONDON, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — LCH, the global clearing house, is pleased to announce two senior executive appointments. Effective 1 May 2016, Daniel … Read the full press release

HSH Nordbank issued € 500 million mortgage Pfandbrief with a seven-year term

Hamburg/Kiel, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — HSH Nordbank has taken advantage of the currently favourable market to refinance with a large-scale capital market transaction. The Bank has issued a mortgage Pfandbrief with a seven-year term and a volume of € 500 million. … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover unveiled all-new Jaguar XFL developed exclusively for China

All-new Jaguar XFL developed exclusively for China Demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover’s long-term commitment to Chinese customers Seven vehicles make their China debut at the Beijing Auto Show Beijing, China, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Jaguar Land Rover today unveiled the all-new … Read the full press release

Jaguar Land Rover short film captures Her Majesty’s drive through the streets of Windsor

COVENTRY, UK, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (21 April 2016), as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, a short film from Jaguar Land Rover has been created giving a truly unique view of the Her Majesty’s drive through … Read the full press release

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 2016

STOCKHOLM, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The five clinical researchers study common diseases such as Parkinson’s, kidney failure, osteoporosis, dementia and cardiovascular diseases. The individual funding of SEK 15 million provides them with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare. … Read the full press release

Axis Business Tour in 18 Städten der DACH-Region

Branchentreff: Markteinblicke aus erster Hand MÜNCHEN, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Bereits zum zweiten Mal findet die Axis Business Tour in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz statt. Gestartet wird am 02. Juni in Frankfurt, letzter Termin ist der 24. November in Hannover. … Read the full press release

Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) and German Albert-Einstein Institute to strengthen scientific and technological cooperation in the area of gravitational wave research

Nikhef and Albert Einstein Institute sign cooperation agreement AMSTERDAM, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (25-04-2016), Nikhef (the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics) and the German Albert-Einstein Institute have signed a declaration in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bahn to increase renewable energy share in the traction current mix of its rail transport services to 45%

“We have a special obligation,” says Management Board Member Ronald Pofalla DB customers travel 100 million green train-kilometers a year BERLIN, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bahn has upped its climate protection targets for 2020. “We aim to cut specific CO2 … Read the full press release

Finmeccanica released its 2015 Sustainability and Innovation Report written in compliance with “G4 – Sustainability Reporting Guidelines”

ROME, 29-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (22/04/2016), Finmeccanica has published the Sustainability and Innovation Report of the Group for the year 2015, written in compliance with “G4 – Sustainability Reporting Guidelines”, established by GRI – Global Reporting Initiative, according to the … Read the full press release

Finmeccanica and the Politecnico of Milan partner over Research, development, innovation and training

An impulse to Open Innovation Finmeccanica – Politecnico “Innovation Hub” will promote cooperation in areas of research, development, innovation and training The agreement was signed in Milan by Prof. Giovanni Azzone and by Mauro Moretti, respectively Rector of the Milan … Read the full press release

Finmeccanica demonstration: Italian Air Force Typhoon was able to identify friendly NATO vehicles during a simulated mission

This technology allows to avoid collateral damages due to friendly fire during close air support operations In the demo, an Italian Air Force Typhoon was able to identify friendly NATO vehicles during a simulated mission  The technology development, integration and … Read the full press release

National Grid to begin second phase of gas mains replacement work in King’s Road, London

First phase of work completed successfully Next phase of essential work to maintain safe and reliable gas supplies due to start on Thursday 28 April Road and bus route diversions needed but local businesses and shops will remain open as … Read the full press release

National Grid to replace gas mains in Northampton town centre

LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A four-week project to keep gas flowing to businesses in Northampton town centre for the rest of the century is due to start on 3 May. National Grid will be renewing 200 metres of gas mains … Read the full press release

National Grid engineers laid more than 80% of the onshore cable part of the £1bn Western Link project

More than eighty per cent of the underground cable is laid Work on the A540 is expected to finish shortly Work is starting to commission the Flintshire Bridge converter station LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — More than eighty per cent … Read the full press release

National Grid: Work is starting to commission the Flintshire Bridge converter station built on Deeside Industrial Park

• Work is starting to commission the Flintshire Bridge converter station • More than eighty per cent of the underground cable is laid • The cable has been installed under the River Dee LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Work starts very … Read the full press release

Sparkasse Mainz: Junge Sportler des Gymnasiums Nieder-Olm qualifizieren sich für das Bundesfinale in Berlin

MAINZ, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Für die Jungen-Mannschaft des Gymnasiums Nieder-Olm heißt es in wenigen Tagen „Berlin, Berlin, wir fahren nach Berlin.“ Das Team hat sich als Landessieger in der Sportart Tischtennis für das Bundesfinale des Wettbewerbes „Jugend trainiert für Olympia“ … Read the full press release

RCOG: whooping cough vaccination now offered from 20 weeks of pregnancy

LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has reviewed new evidence on the optimum time to offer whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy. As a result of JCVI’s review it now recommended that from 1 April … Read the full press release

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye: It’s been a fantastic start to 2016 and Heathrow is performing strongly on all fronts

LONDON, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — High service standards recognised as Heathrow is named ‘Best airport in Western Europe’ by Skytrax for second consecutive year 16.8 million passengers using Heathrow in first three months, up 2.6%. Garuda Indonesia is the latest … Read the full press release

MEC MENA named Media Agency of the Year at the Festival of Media awards in Dubai

DUBAI, 28-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — MEC MENA was named Media Agency of the Year at the Festival of Media awards in Dubai last night. The awards celebrate the very best in media thinking and communications across the Middle East. MEC also … Read the full press release

Naftogaz proposed four investment projects to be financed by USD 3.65 billion credit facility from the China Development Bank

KYIV, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Naftogaz has submitted to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT) four investment proposals to be financed by USD 3.65 billion credit facility from the China Development Bank (CDB) signed by Naftogaz … Read the full press release

Zika virus education session at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2016) on 25 May

BRUSSELS, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero approach, and with Brazil frequently cited as a “hot zone” for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, business aircraft operators are understandably concerned. “A lot of people are going to … Read the full press release

Niall Horan, Katherine Jenkins and Claudia Winkleman among stars at British Airways’ twelfth annual Wentworth Ball

LONDON, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — One Direction’s Niall Horan, songstress Katherine Jenkins and presenter Claudia Winkleman, were among stars at British Airways’ twelfth annual Wentworth Ball today (April 22, 2016). The day-long golf and gala event raised an incredible £220,000 for the airline’s global charity partnership with … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems Pegasus:Backpack and the Lino LP41 multi-line laser honoured with Red Dot Design Award

Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, is proud to announce two products have been honoured with the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for 2016: the Pegasus:Backpack and the Lino LP41 multi-line laser. With entries … Read the full press release

Hurtigruten og skipsbyggingskonsernet Kleven signerer intensjonsavtale om bygging av inntil fire topp moderne ekspedisjonsskip

Ullsteinvik, Norway, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Hurtigruten og skipsbyggingskonsernet Kleven signerer intensjonsavtale om bygging av inntil fire topp moderne ekspedisjonsskip. Det første skipet skal stå ferdig sommaren 2018. – Dette er den største investeringa i Hurtigruten is 120-årige historie. Det er … Read the full press release

SGS inaugurates new textile testing laboratory in Semarang, Indonesia

SGS has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Semarang, Indonesia, one of the most important textile and garment manufacturing sites in the region, to support surrounding cities as well as Surakarta (known as Solo) and Yogyakarta, which are known … Read the full press release

Henkel begins an extensive refugee’s integration program

Education is the key to integration Düsseldorf, GERMANY, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel is starting an extensive refugee’s integration program in its vocational training center. In collaboration with external partners and public authorities, the company is offering career guidance and … Read the full press release

Nationwide included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016

SWINDON, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Nationwide has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016 The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Business in the … Read the full press release

EWE AG, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Ems-Weser-Elbe Versorgungs- und Entsorgungsverband restructured their shareholdings

EWE transfers shares in VNG to EnBW / EnBW shareholding in EWE falls from 26 to six per cent Oldenburg/Karlsruhe, Germany, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The utility companies EWE AG (Oldenburg), EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (Karlsruhe) and Ems-Weser-Elbe Versorgungs- und … Read the full press release

“China-Brazil Sustainable Soy Trade” workshop

BEIJING, 27-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The workshop opened with remarks made by Liu Denggao of the China Soybean Industry Association and Andrea Bertolini, Agriculture Councilor at the Embassy of Brazil in Beijing. Over 40 participants attended the full day workshop with … Read the full press release