Monthly Archives: August 2016

Arla to challenge soft drinks with healthier milk-based alternatives

A sparkling milk & fruit drink, a milk & tea drink and an energy drink rich in protein are all part of Arla’s new ambition to triple its business outside standard white milk in the global beverage market. Arla wants … Read the full press release

Report: many of the bodies of migrants drowned in the Mediterranean are never identified

A new report, by the University of York, City University London and the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, shows that many of the bodies of migrants drowned in the Mediterranean are never identified. YORK, 31-Aug-2016 — … Read the full press release

Radiologists can detect breast cancer when viewing a mammogram of the opposite breast, even when there is no visible abnormal lesion

New research by a psychologist at the University of York and colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, US, and University of Leeds shows that radiologists can discriminate between normal and abnormal mammograms in half a second. YORK, … Read the full press release

Working Group on the ‘Anthropocene’ (AWG): Anthropocene would become a formal part of the Geological Time Scale

LEICESTER, 31-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Working Group on the ‘Anthropocene’ (AWG), which includes University of Leicester geologists, will provide its summary of evidence and its provisional recommendations on a potential new geological time interval at the 35th International Geological Congress … Read the full press release

Wiener Linien: Der diesjährige Tramwaytag am 10. September steht ganz im Zeichen des Jubiläums “55 Jahre Garage Raxstraße”

WIEN, 31-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Der diesjährige Tramwaytag am 10. September steht ganz im Zeichen des Jubiläums “55 Jahre Garage Raxstraße”. Am Gelände der Busgarage zeigen die Wiener Linien eine Ausstellung mit zahlreichen historischen Autobussen. Unter anderem ist auch jener … Read the full press release

Angelique Keijsers appointed Chief Compliance Officer and member of the Management Team of Risk, Legal & Compliance Rabobank

UTRECHT, 31-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank appointed mrs. drs. A.M.W.J. (Angelique) Keijsers RA as Chief Compliance Officer and member of the Management Team of Risk, Legal & Compliance, per November 1, 2016. Since 2008, Angelique has been working as a partner … Read the full press release

Alstom na 22ª Semana de Tecnologia Metroferroviária, São Paulo, 13 a 16 de setembro de 2016

SÃO PAULO, 31-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Em setembro acontece a 22ª Semana de Tecnologia Metroferroviária, que terá como principal tema “Investir e avançar com eficiência” e trazendo uma área de exposição e debates técnicos nos três dias de evento. A Alstom … Read the full press release

The Second European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies takes place at Universität Hamburg, 14 – 17 September 2016

HAMBURG, 31-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Second European Convention on Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies will take place at Universität Hamburg from 14 to 17 September 2016. Over 400 participants from 25 countries make this conference the largest academic event devoted … Read the full press release

Global simulation expert Barco to integrate 65 Barco F-series projectors into training simulators for the Polish Armed Forces

Kortrijk, Belgium, 31-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Global simulation expert Barco announced that AUTOCOMP MANAGEMENT Ltd. has ordered a total of 65 Barco F-series projectors to be integrated into training simulators for the Polish Armed Forces. With this new order, the Polish … Read the full press release

Visualization pioneer Barco and High End Systems to create mind-blowing visual spectacular for rap artist Drake’s current North America concert tour

Sacramento, Calif. USA, 31-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Visualization pioneer Barco and High End Systems, a Barco company, are providing their best-in-class AV solutions to help create a mind-blowing visual spectacular for rap artist and songwriter Drake’s current North America concert tour. … Read the full press release

Accenture announces availability of Accenture Document Composer software on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform

Accenture Extends Human Capital Management Offerings with Accenture Document Composer Software on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform NEW YORK, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is expanding its human capital management offerings with the availability of Accenture Document Composer software on … Read the full press release

Accenture analysis of CB Insights data: Investments in Asia-Pacific fintech ventures reached $9.62 billion as of July 31

China Leads Global Fintech Investments, Accenture Finds Asia-Pacific nearly doubles 2015 fintech financing in first half of 2016 reaching almost $10 billion; growth driven by China HONG KONG, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Investments in Asia-Pacific financial technology (fintech) ventures, primarily … Read the full press release

PJSC LUKOIL to build gas turbine thermal power plant in Republic of Komi

MOSCOW, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — PJSC LUKOIL has begun commissioning activities on a gas turbine thermal power plant in the Timan-Pechora petroleum province of the Republic of Komi. This project will allow for satisfying growing needs for electrical power and steam … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel to build new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India

AMSTERDAM, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — AkzoNobel has broken ground on its new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India. The investment of €9 million will allow the company to increase capacity in the region, which forms an important part of its organic … Read the full press release

CPI PROPERTY GROUP: Czech Office for the Protection of Competition granted a merger clearance for the acquisition of ORCO Property Group

LUXEMBOURG, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ORCO PROPERTY GROUP – Reference to press release of CPI Property Group concerning the obtaining of merger clearance for the acquisition of ORCO Property Group. ORCO PROPERTY GROUP refers its shareholders to a press release published … Read the full press release

International VELUX award 2016: 10 inspiring daylight projects selected as regional winners

Hørsholm, Denmark, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Earlier this week, the international jury selected 10 inspiring daylight projects as regional winners. The International VELUX award 2016 challenges students of architecture to demonstrate an understanding of daylight as source of energy, light and … Read the full press release

KfW SME Panel: Number of trainees at SMEs has remained relatively stable at 1.2 million

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Nine out of ten apprentices train in mid-sized companies SMEs are bucking the trend and keeping their trainee numbers constant at around 1.2 million Manual trades are particularly popular Refugees are reason behind first … Read the full press release

Industrie 4.0: KUKA Roboter auf der Kunststoffmesse K 2016 in Düsseldorf

DÜSSELDORF, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Anwendungsorientierte Automatisierungs-Lösungen stehen im Fokus des Messeauftritts von KUKA Roboter auf der Kunststoffmesse K 2016 in Düsseldorf. In Kooperation mit Systempartnern hat der Roboterspezialist aus Augsburg Ready-to-Use Lösungen entwickelt. Vom 19. bis 26. Oktober 2016 … Read the full press release

3167 smart enthusiasts from around the world gathered for the 16th smart times in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg/Stuttgart, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Roadster, coupé or cabriolet? Petrol engine, diesel engine or electric drive? Two- or four-seater? Special or standard model? The variety of smart vehicles is endless – as impressively demonstrated by the 3.167 smart enthusiasts from around … Read the full press release

Formula 1 2016: Double podium for the Silver Arrows in chaotic Belgian Grand Prix

SPA-RANCORCHAMPS, 30-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Double podium for the Silver Arrows in chaotic Belgian Grand Prix Nico today took his 20th career victory – his first at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and sixth of the 2016 season so far Lewis produced … Read the full press release

Bordesley Green Girls School and University of Birmingham particle physicist Professor Cristina Lazzeroni discovered bright sparks via the HiSPARC project

The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at ‘A’ Level has been shown to boost girls’ potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a … Read the full press release

FCA, FCA Bank and Leasys support the communities affected by the earthquakes in Central Italy

FCA, FCA Bank and Leasys give concrete expression of their solidarity and their closeness to the communities affected by the earthquakes which have hit Central Italy. TURIN, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In order to provide support for people who have … Read the full press release

OMV and VERBUND cooperation will focus on the future of energy

VIENNA, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OMV and VERBUND, Austria’s largest energy companies, are evaluating long-term cooperation initiatives in the operating business for the future of energy. The cooperation will focus on supplying power, innovative energy services, more flexible concepts for producing … Read the full press release

Umeå University research: both land and aquatic environments need to be integrated when restored

Umeå, Sweden, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Humans utilise forests and watercourses in a way that depletes ecosystem habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Many areas are restored to break the trend, but to succeed you need to consider not only the ecosystem … Read the full press release

Solvay opens new carbon fiber production line at its U.S. Piedmont Facility in South Carolina

BRUSSELS, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay today inaugurates a new carbon fiber production line at its U.S. Piedmont Facility, South Carolina, doubling production capacity of a key raw material to make carbon fiber reinforced composite materials and meeting increasing demand … Read the full press release

GfK Consumer Climate Study: Consumer sentiment in Germany developed positively in August 2016 despite terrorism and Brexit

Findings of the GfK Consumer Climate Study for Germany for August 2016 NUREMBERG, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Consumer sentiment in Germany developed positively on the whole in August, with consumers appearing to digest the shocking Brexit news very well. The … Read the full press release

GfK Western European Technical Consumer Goods Q2 2016: market grew by 2.1 percent v Q2 2015

NUREMBERG, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In the second quarter of 2016, the Western European Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market grew by 2.1 percent, compared to Q2 2015. There were sales value increases in the consumer electronics (CE), major domestic appliances (MDA), … Read the full press release

Ralf Klein-Bölting to succeed Dr. Arno Mahlert as new Chairman GfK

NUREMBERG, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of GfK has elected Ralf Klein-Bölting as its new Chairman in an extraordinary meeting held today. Mr. Klein-Bölting will take over office on September 13, succeeding Dr. Arno Mahlert. “I sincerely appreciate the … Read the full press release

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin-Studentin Verena Schott bei den Paralympischen Spielen in Rio im September

Eine Silbermedaille hat HU-Studentin Verena Schott schon, bei den Paralympischen Spielen in Rio im September kann noch ein zweites Edelmetall hinzukommen. Den Weg nach Rio hat die querschnittsgelähmte Schwimmerin bereits gemeistert — trotz einer Dreifachbelastung mit Training, Familienleben und Lehramtsstudium. … Read the full press release

University of Dundee study: are electronic cigarettes actually safer or less bad for our health than traditional cigarettes

DUNDEE, 29-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Electronic cigarettes and the habit of vaping are being used by more and more people to help them stop smoking, but are they actually safer or less bad for our health than traditional cigarettes? Smokers in … Read the full press release