Monthly Archives: February 2017

GasTerra announces the appointment of Annie Krist as new CEO

She succeeds Gertjan Lankhorst who resigned from this position on 1 January. GRONINGEN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The General Meeting of Shareholders of GasTerra has appointed Annie Krist (57) as CEO of GasTerra. She succeeds Gertjan Lankhorst who resigned from … Read the full press release

Saab to support and maintain the Swedish Navy’s underwater weapon systems

STOCKHOLM, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for product support and maintenance of the Swedish Navy’s underwater weapon systems. The contract enables FMV to place orders … Read the full press release

Continental calls for international legal framework for automated driving; recommends development of reliable radio networks

Highly automated driving on the interstate highway technically feasible by 2020, but the international legal framework and specific radio channels are lacking Technology company Continental calls for the next steps to be implemented in developing the legal framework for taking … Read the full press release

ContiTech takes part in Fraunhofer Institute’s project by developing a specialized hose for testing underwater energy storage unit

Fraunhofer Institute develops power station for energy storage in the sea High external pressure at great water depths a challenge for hose developers Approved for use in drinking water Reservoirs HANOVER, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Electricity from wind and solar requires … Read the full press release

Study Showcases Economic Value of Earlier Patient Access to Medtronic Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices

DUBLIN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced an economic analysis of five-year data showing that patients with mild heart failure who get cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices early in their treatment live longer and that implanting these devices … Read the full press release

Medtronic to present at the 37th Annual Cowen and Company Healthcare Conference on March 7, 2017

DUBLIN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it will participate in the 37th Annual Cowen and Company Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Boston, Mass. Geoff Martha, executive vice president … Read the full press release

Medtronic receives CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for its suite of quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers

Suite of Smart Heart Failure Devices Offers More-Effective Pacing, Expanded MRI Access DUBLIN, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced that it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for a suite of quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) that … Read the full press release

Bonduelle to acquire the #1 producer of single-serve salad bowls in the U.S.

Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bonduelle, the world leader of ready-to-eat vegetables, present in canned, frozen, fresh cut and delicatessen has executed an agreement to acquire Ready Pac Foods, the U.S. market leader in single serve salad bowls. Based … Read the full press release

The Pirbright Institute to play a key role in new European Commission funded project to fight mosquito-transmitted diseases

SURREY, 28-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Pirbright Institute is to play a key role in a new international project funded by the European Commission, to fight the mosquito-transmitted diseases now threatening Europe. The Infravec2 Project is an international consortium of 24 partner … Read the full press release

STFC, NWO and IAC new operation agreement secures future of the William Herschel and Isaac Newton telescopes

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new agreement has guaranteed continued access to two world-class telescopes for astronomers in the UK. The future of the William Herschel and Isaac Newton telescopes on La Palma has been secured for the next decade … Read the full press release

UK government announces £100 million investment to develop new multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A major new £100 million investment by the government into the development of an innovative multi-disciplinary science and technology research centre was announced today (Thursday 23 February 2017) by Business Secretary Greg Clark. The new Rosalind … Read the full press release

Schneider Electric and ENGIE to explore and deploy new digital solutions for operational efficiency of renewable assets

La Défense, France, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, and ENGIE, a global energy player committed to be leader of the energy transition in the world, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) … Read the full press release

ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz achieve 95 percent outdoor coverage in deployment of the first IoT network in Singapore

The Sigfox network reaches 95 percent outdoor coverage island-wide, the first nationwide IoT network in Southeast Asia SINGAPORE, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At UnaBiz’s inaugural UnaDay, ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz today jointly announced that they have reached an important milestone … Read the full press release

Evonik launches two new substrate wetting additives for printing on food packaging

ESSEN, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik has recently launched two new substrate wetting additives, TEGO® Wet 285 and 550, which were specifically developed for printing on food packaging. Thanks to a new technology, both products have a very high molecular weight … Read the full press release

British Gas launches new customer reward programme

WINDSOR, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — British Gas has embarked on a major drive to engage and reward millions of its loyal customers. It is launching a series of market-leading initiatives, including innovative product bundles, under a new customer reward programme backed … Read the full press release

Nationwide enhances its savings range with new three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds and Fixed Rate ISAs

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nationwide has enhanced its savings range by introducing new three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds and Fixed Rate ISAs (FRISA). The accounts offer highly competitive rates of interest and the Society is the only major … Read the full press release

A new study sheds light on the genetics behind haploid induction in maize breeding

Researchers unravel one of the secrets behind haploid inducers, a powerful tool in maize breeding HEIDELBERG, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A common strategy to create high-yielding plants is hybrid breeding – crossing two different inbred lines to obtain characteristics superior … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom to help Port Authority of New York and New Jersey better manage its critical transportation-related assets

8.8 million USD contract follows successful collaboration and consists of a four-year base term with two additional one-year optional support periods VIENNA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch TrafficCom AG (ISIN AT000KAPSCH9), listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the prime market segment, announces … Read the full press release

ISE ranked as one of the top ten Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland for the third successive year

DUBLIN, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) has been named the #2 Best Medium Workplace in Ireland at the Great Place to Work Awards 2017. This is the third successive year that the ISE has been ranked … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN svela il sito multilingue

TORTOLA, Isole Vergini Britanniche, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Riflettendo la diversità degli utenti VPN in tutto il mondo, ExpressVPN è lieta di presentare ExpressVPN.com in 6 nuove lingue: Tedesco: (www.expressvpn.com/de) Olandese: (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvegese: (www.expressvpn.com/no) Italiano: (www.expressvpn.com/it) Spagnolo: (www.expressvpn.com/es) Portoghese: (www.expressvpn.com/pt) … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN présente son site décliné en plusieurs langues

TORTOLA, Îles Vierges Britanniques, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflétant la diversité des utilisateurs de VPN dans le monde, ExpressVPN est fier de présenter son site Expressvpn.com en six nouveaux langages : Allemand : (www.expressvpn.com/de) Néerlandais : (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvégien : (www.expressvpn.com/no) … Read the full press release

Alliance News lancia il primo servizio di news finanziarie in lingua italiana attivo 24 ore

LONDRA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alliance News Limited annuncia oggi, giovedì 27 febbraio il lancio dell’Alliance News Italian Service – “Alliance News IS” – un servizio specializzato nel fornire notizie in tempo reale su aziende e società italiane, finanza ed … Read the full press release

Switzerland to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan

BERN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions in the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey

PARIS, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey, BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions, ranking “Best Commercial Banking Capabilities in Western Europe” reflecting its focus on the entrepreneur client segment and “Best Private Banking Services overall … Read the full press release

Marlink, TNL Group form joint venture for the Greek and Cypriot markets

Joint Venture with TNL Group’s satellite connectivity business forms platform for ‘Marlink CG’, the new maritime satcom expert in Greece & Cyprus OSLO/PARIS, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marlink has signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with the satellite … Read the full press release

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) presented the 2017 Innovation Award for the Volvo Penta Joystick for Inboard

Volvo Penta wins 2017 Innovation Award for Joystick for Inboard at the Miami International Boat Show.  GOTHENBURG, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) presented Volvo Penta with a 2017 Innovation Award for … Read the full press release

EUROGATE: six further container shipping lines will call at Wilhelmshaven from April 2017

BREMEN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EUROGATE is pleased to announce that six further container shipping lines will call at Wilhelmshaven from April 2017. The newly established shipping alliance OCEAN Alliance (COSCO Shipping, OOCL, CMA CGM, Evergreen) is to include EUROGATE Container … Read the full press release

Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network held at University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Exeter hosted a high-level forum to examine how ‘big data’ can utilised to enhance the student learning experience. The University held the Jisc 9th UK Learning Analytics Network meeting at its Streatham … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: The Wild Film Fest will take place on Saturday 4 March at The Poly in Falmouth

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter. The Wild Film Fest is open to university students from across the UK … Read the full press release

Arkema doubles capacity of Kepstan® PEKK product line in France and will invest at its Mobile site in a world-scale PEKK plant

COLOMBES, France, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Arkema recently doubled the capacity of their Kepstan® PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) product line in France and confirms its future investment at its Mobile site (Alabama, United States) in a world-scale PEKK plant expected to come … Read the full press release