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Berwin Leighton Paisner Germany advised Hines on the acquisition of the Mira Shopping Centre in Munich

MUNICH, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BLP Germany has advised Hines as asset manager for an institutional investor on the acquisition of the Mira Shopping Centre in Munich. Built in 2008, the Mira Shopping Centre covers roughly 24,000sq m and hosts around … Read the full press release

Swedish Defence University: six-month executive course for 16 Indonesian military officers and engineers concluded

STOCKHOLM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab, the Swedish Defence University and the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) have concluded an intensive educational course for 16 Indonesian military officers and engineers from the Indonesian defence industry. On 16 August … Read the full press release

Saab to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army

STOCKHOLM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the Estonian Armed Forces to deliver BT46 training systems to the Estonian Army. The deliveries will be made in 2018. The Estonian Armed Forces ordered the … Read the full press release

Medtronic: global randomized clinical trial to evaluate one-month dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in patients with the Resolute Onyx(TM) DES during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

First-of-its-Kind Randomized Clinical Trial Will Evaluate One-Month DAPT in Patients Following PCI Procedures with the Newer-Generation Durable Polymer Resolute Onyx DES DUBLIN, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced a global randomized clinical trial that will evaluate one-month … Read the full press release

MVV Energie CEO Dr. Georg Müller: sustainability-driven growth of our group of companies

MANNHEIM, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Operating earnings rise 2 percent to Euro 250 million in first nine months of current 2017 financial year – MVV’s CEO Dr. Georg Müller: “In all our activities we never lose sight of one goal … Read the full press release

Continental to showcase European standard EN 45545 complete suspension system at rail vehicle trade fair Expo Ferroviaria in Milan

Suspension system fulfills the requirements of European fire protection standard EN 45545 Replacement business: strong collaboration with Italian partner F.lli Bigaran Solutions for the railway transportation of the future HANOVER, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the Italian rail vehicle industry, special … Read the full press release

VoicR: Continental creates new software to enhance communication especially for drivers and fleets

CB Radio 2.0: VoicR app enhances networking, enables better information and safer driving through digitalizing citizen band’s radio technology Smart solution for different devices meets the demands of drivers, OEMs and fleet operators and impresses with intuitive handling New digital … Read the full press release

Continental and Kordsa to work on new adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds

Promising eco-friendly resorcinol- and formaldehyde-free adhesion technology Continental plans application across all segments of its own tire production Kordsa and Continental collaboration is a pioneering model of the tire industry Free licensing concept for tire and supplier industries envisioned HANOVER, … Read the full press release

ContiTech conveyor belt material used to seal concrete seams in canal locks

HANOVER, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From canals to navigable rivers, waterways have been used for transportation since the Middle Stone Age (approx. 9,600 B.C.). In northern Europe, major river systems were indeed the main means of transport for many centuries, … Read the full press release

Continental: Water drainage at reduced tread depth test

Tires disperse much less water as tread depth decreases With less than three millimeters of tread left, tires need replacing In aquaplaning: foot off the gas, keep the steering wheel steady, if possible don’t brake HANOVER, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ContiRoadAttack 3 achieves its second test victory

Six sports touring tires in PS 9/2017 Best results in accuracy, stability, grip and feedback Second test victory for the “new one from Korbach” Hanover/Korbach, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new ContiRoadAttack 3 has achieved its second test victory in … Read the full press release

LR joins the Quadriga sustainable shipping project to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship

LONDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LR has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project – an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship. The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter car … Read the full press release

Investor AB appoints Jessica Häggström as new Head of Human Resources

STOCKHOLM, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In September, Jessica Häggström will succeed David Lindquist as Head of Human Resources at Investor. Jessica Häggström has since 1998 worked at Ericsson in various roles within Human Resources, such as Talent Management, Compensation and Benefits. … Read the full press release

STFC-developed first fully functional X-ray light detector to be installed at the world’s largest X-ray laser

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s fastest detectors, capable of capturing images in billionths of a second, has been developed by the UK for use at the world’s largest X-ray laser, the European XFEL. The Large Pixel Detector … Read the full press release

New £16million funding from STFC to support UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest investment in the UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community has been announced today. The UK’s frontier research in nuclear physics ranks first in the world by citation impact and this latest support is worth £16million … Read the full press release

Axium-ENGIE consortium finalizes 50-year concession to operate and optimize The Ohio State University’s district energy system

Houston and New York, USA, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE North America Inc. and Axium Infrastructure US are pleased to announce the financial close of a transaction to operate and maintain The Ohio State University’s utility system at the 485-building campus in … Read the full press release

Evonik announces price increase for its aliphatic diisocyanates and derivatives, VESTANAT® and VESTAGON®

ESSEN, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Evonik raises the prices for its aliphatic diisocyanates and derivatives, offered under the brand names VESTANAT® and VESTAGON® up to 10% on a global basis with immediate effect. All existing contracts will be honored.  After many … Read the full press release

Covestro and UN Environment announce regional finalists for the inaugural Young Champions of the Earth prize

Public invited to rate finalists’ ideas to save the environment LEVERKUSEN, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The United Nations Environment Programme has announced a shortlist of regional finalists for the inaugural Young Champions of the Earth prize, a global competition sponsored … Read the full press release

Norwegian graduates design autonomous smart “robot containers” that can revolutionise production and distribution of aquaculture products

The seafood industry must comply with increasingly strict demands of consumers on sustainable seafood production. For that reason, a group of Norwegian graduates have spent their summer developing smart “robot containers” with cooling systems that can sail to ports without … Read the full press release

New data analytics application developed to predict unplanned shutdowns at Lundin Norway’s Edvard Grieg production platform

Opportunities for digitalization are currently being embraced by the oil and gas sector. However, there are few practical use cases of it yet. Lundin Norway and DNV GL have developed the first step in a solution for predicting unplanned shutdowns … Read the full press release

EFJ/IFJ opposes Ukrainian government raids on a prominent Ukrainian news website

BRUSSELS, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EFJ/IFJ has strongly condemned accusations by a Ukrainian MP that the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) was guilty of implementing “Russian media projects” and supporting anti-Ukrainian media. The astonishing claims came after the union opposed … Read the full press release

Shire submits MAA for lifitegrast: If approved it will address the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults in Europe

Lifitegrast, if approved, would be the first and only new class treatment to address the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults in Europe ZUG, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces that the Marketing Authorization … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab GmbH nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme

MUNICH, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Agro Innovation Lab GmbH (AIL), a joint innovation platform spearheaded by BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, has nominated ten start-ups for this year’s acceleration programme. The best start-ups out of a total of 265 entries … Read the full press release

Schweizer Regierung: SRG-Konzession unverändert um ein Jahr bis zum 31. Dezember 2018 verlängert

BERN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Bundesrat hat am 16. August 2017 die SRG-Konzession unverändert um ein Jahr bis zum 31. Dezember 2018 verlängert. Dies ermöglicht es, die Konzession in der Zwischenzeit so anzupassen, dass die vom Bundesrat identifizierten kurzfristigen Massnahmen … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment

EXETER, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested. Rather than the sexes acting differently because of … Read the full press release

Ferdinand Möhring takes over as Managing Director of MSC Gate Bremerhaven Container Terminal

BREMERHAVEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following Jörg Colberg’s move to the Management Board of Gesamthafenbetriebsverein Bremen/Bremerhaven, Ferdinand Möhring has taken over as Managing Director of MSC Gate Bremerhaven Container Terminal with effect from 1 August 2017. Ferdinand Möhring spent 11 years … Read the full press release

AMOLF developed technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels

AMSTERDAM, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels. Arrays of silicon nanoparticles integrated in the … Read the full press release

Destatis: settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for 70.4% of the receipts of medical practices in 2015

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2015, settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for the largest part of the receipts of medical practices (70.4%). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that 26.3% of the receipts came from settlement with … Read the full press release

Destatis: Mindestlohn verringert Spannweite der Tarifverdienste in einzelnen Branchen

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Der Abstand zwischen den höchsten und den niedrigsten Verdienstgruppen in Tarifverträgen ist zwischen Dezember 2014 – also kurz vor Einführung des gesetzlichen Mindestlohns – und Juni 2017 gesamtwirtschaftlich um 0,2 % gesunken. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) … Read the full press release

Atypical employment in 2016 in Germany at 20.7% – Destatis

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One in five people in employment aged 15 to 64 years (20.7%) were in atypical employment in 2016. Based on results of the microcensus, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the proportion of people in … Read the full press release