Daily Archives: 26, November 2012

L’Oréal recognized by Vigeo rating agency as “the leading French company in social responsibility”

Clichy, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — For its 10th anniversary, Vigeo European rating agency has launched a new range of ESG (Environmental-Social-Governance) indices measuring companies’ corporate and social responsibility on a global or European level, and more specifically in France and UK. Vigeo’s France index ranks L’Oréal … Read the full press release

Unilever’s hygiene brand domestos to break taboo of the loo

World Toilet Day 2012 CEO of World Toilet Organisation Mr. Jack Sim, Marketing Vice President of Unilever Vietnam Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Va and Chief of Staff Vinh Long Peoples Commitee Mr. Nguyen Hoang Hoc hold a cheque at the Media Briefing for World Toilet Day 2012, Vinh Long Province, Vietnam.

London/Rotterdam, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Unilever, through its leading hygiene brand Domestos, today – World Toilet Day – announced new initiatives to raise awareness for the global sanitation crisis. ‘Toilets for Health’, a white paper by the London School of Hygiene … Read the full press release

Could poor sleep contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia?

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Neuroscientists studying the link between poor sleep and schizophrenia have found that irregular sleep patterns and desynchronised brain activity during sleep could trigger some of the disease’s symptoms. The findings, published in the journal Neuron, suggest that these … Read the full press release

Shell celebrates 40 years of Scenarios

Scenario planning helps Shell make critical business decisions 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Forty years ago, in 1972, work began on what many people regard as the first Shell Scenarios document, published the following year, though the roots of this work lie … Read the full press release

Hubject aims at connecting public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across European borders. Joint venture formed by the BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens presents portfolio of solutions.

Berlin, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Hubject GmbH, is a joint venture formed by the BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, RWE and Siemens, presents to industry experts the first commercial portfolio of solutions aimed at connecting public charging infrastructures in Europe. Operating a … Read the full press release

Airbus, EADS and ENN make a push for new generation aviation fuels

Microalgae are a very promising feedstock for biofuel Speeding up commercialisation and production Test Flights in 2013 Zhuhai, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Airbus, EADS Innovation Works and ENN, one of the world’s leading Bio-Energy companies based in China, have signed a … Read the full press release

Essilor receives the Employee Shareholders Association Chairman Award

Charenton (France), 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Essilor today received the Employee Shareholders Association Chairman Award at the Actionaria exhibition in France, for its Valoptec association. This award, made by the Fédération Française des Associations d’Actionnaires Salariés et Anciens Salariés (French Federation … Read the full press release

Unilever appoints Havas EHS to develop global consumer data strategy

London/Rotterdam, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Unilever has announced the appointment of Havas EHS to lead the development of a global consumer data strategy and roadmap that will enable its brands to harness the power of consumer data, including social graph data, … Read the full press release

Muße im kulturellen Wandel und alternative Sensorsysteme

Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft bewilligt zwei weitere Sonderforschungsbereiche an der Universität Freiburg 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) hat zum 1. Januar 2013 die Einrichtung von zwei neuen Sonderforschungsbereichen (SFB) an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg bewilligt. Der SFB „Muße. Konzepte, Räume, … Read the full press release

L’Oréal creates a subsidiary in Saudi Arabia

Paris and Jeddah, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In order to reinforce its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, L’Oréal has created L’Oréal KSA, a new subsidiary based on a joint venture with Al Naghi Group. L’Oréal brands have been present in … Read the full press release

Strong global gas demand underpin Shell’s integrated gas strategy

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”) hosted a management day with investors today, focusing on global gas and Asia Pacific Upstream. Shell’s integrated gas strategy video comment Slides from management day presentations Global gas perspectives and Asia Pacific … Read the full press release

Oförmåga att kombinera ordpar kan avslöja demens

Raffaella Crinelli

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Ett batteri med språktest, som bland annat prövar hjärnans förmåga att automatiskt kombinera ordpar som semantiskt (betydelsemässigt) hör ihop, kan vara en god hjälp för att avgöra om en patient drabbats av demenssjukdom. Det visar en doktorsavhandling … Read the full press release

“Auto Trophy 2012”: triple success for BMW.

The new BMW 3 Series Sedan, Sport Line (10/2011)

“Auto Zeitung” readers vote for the new BMW 3 Series and the BMW 1 Series Convertible as their favourites. The BMW 5 Series print campaign wins the “Best Advertising” category. Munich, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — In the “Auto Trophy 2012”, the new … Read the full press release

GLENCORE PUBLISHES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2011

BAAR, Switzerland, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  Glencore International plc today published its second sustainability report. The report evaluates Glencore’s performance in 2011, its progress in contributing to sustainable development and the level of commitment it has shown towards all of its … Read the full press release

Nottingham part of £20m investment for UK synthetic biology

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —   The University of Nottingham has been awarded funding of £2.9m to help make low-carbon fuel. In a move that could potentially revolutionise major UK industries and help us to meet serious social and environmental challenges, the Biotechnology … Read the full press release

Daimler verankert Balance zwischen Arbeits- und Privatleben als zentralen Bestandteil in der Führungskultur

Kooperation mit dem Lehrstuhl für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie Universität Heidelberg Ergebnisse und Maßnahmen der Studie „Ausgeglichen! – Vereinbarkeit von Arbeits- und Privatleben“ vorgestellt Verabschiedung von Leitlinien der Führungskultur Startschuss für weitere Verankerung des Themas „Life Balance“ im Unternehmen Wilfried Porth, … Read the full press release

Even moderate drinking in pregnancy can affect a child’s IQ

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ —  Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child’s IQ, according to a new study, published today in PLOS ONE, by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Oxford using Children of the … Read the full press release

New Corporate Identity: YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Following the successful merger of AGRANA Juice Holding GmbH and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH in June of this year, the company founded as a result, YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH, will shortly be unveiling its new corporate identity. … Read the full press release

Astrium Americas established to provide world-class space capabilities to the North American market

Astrium Americas brings Astrium’s global space capabilities to serve U.S. and Canadian customers John Schumacher, former NASA Chief of Staff, appointed president of the new company that will gather Astrium’s capabilities in the North American market Astrium Americas will also … Read the full press release

Karel Loprais and Libor Uher Planting Trees in Beskydy Mountains

Karel Loprais and Libor Uher Planting Trees in Beskydy Mountains

Jiří Mareček, Nošovice, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — More than 20 freelancers left for the Travný area in Beskydy Mountains to plant fir trees, oak trees and yews. Truck racer Karel Loprais, alpinist Libor Uher, Governor Deputy Daniel Havlík and Member of Parliament … Read the full press release

DSM awarded for its integrated reporting

Heerlen, NL, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has been awarded three prestigious awards in the Netherlands for its 2011 Integrated Annual Report. For the second year in a row, the company was awarded … Read the full press release

Schneller Nachweis von Malaria

Die Foliendisk (links) wird zur vollautomatisierten Blutanalyse in ein Point-of-Care-Gerät eingelegt (rechts) / Quelle: IMTEK/Bernd Müller

Das Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik der Universität Freiburg koordiniert das Forschungsprojekt DiscoGnosis 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Schätzungsweise 220 Millionen Menschen jährlich stecken sich mit Malaria an. Der Verlauf der Krankheit endet oft tödlich – vor allem in tropischen Entwicklungsländern, in denen die … Read the full press release

The new ŠKODA MUZEUM: the brand’s multimedial world of experience

The new ŠKODA MUZEUM: the brand’s multimedial world of experience

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Fascinating journey through 117 years of company history. Individuals and their stories bring brand’s history alive. 46 cars, hundreds of exhibits, films and documents on over 1,800 sqm of floor space. The stage is set for the … Read the full press release

EU-Azerbaijan: Potential to develop ties based on values

Brussels, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Mahmud Mammad-Quliyev to discuss openly and frankly a range of bilateral and regional issues. They agreed that both sides wish … Read the full press release

UGent-geologe bestudeert in Japan aardbevingsmechanismes

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Een uitgebreid team van wetenschappers uit alle hoeken van de wereld doet momenteel in Japan onderzoek naar de mechanismes achter aardbevingen. Daarvoor boren ze diep in de aardkorst, onder de zeebodem. UGent-geologe Katrien Heirman maakt vanaf 25 … Read the full press release

Climate action: Doha conference must lay the foundations for the 2015 global climate deal

Brussels, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The United Nations climate change conference next week in Doha, Qatar must start the hard work of turning last year’s agreement to enhance global climate action into reality. The European Union wants an outcome that takes forward all … Read the full press release

Follow your heart and Study What You Love

26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The University of Nottingham is encouraging prospective students to follow their heart as well as their head. The Study What You Love campaign focuses on the importance of enjoying your subject – whatever that may be. The campaign’s ambassador … Read the full press release

Night of the White Gloves at the BMW Museum. BMW history – a hands-on experience.

The night of the white gloves in the BMW Museum 2008 (11/2008)

Munich, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Thouching the exhibits in a museum? Normally that’s a big no-no which you ignore at your peril. But as we all know, forbidden fruit is the sweetest – and that’s why the BMW Museum is opening its … Read the full press release

L’UE s’engage à renforcer son soutien au développement humain au Maroc

Bruxelles, 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — La Commission européenne a adopté aujourd’hui une mesure spéciale en faveur du Maroc, pour un montant de 25 millions d’euros, qui permettra d’appuyer la mise en œuvre de la deuxième phase de l’Initiative Nationale pour le Développement … Read the full press release

The hidden consequences of helping rural communities in Africa

An Ethiopian woman carries water home from the village tap Image by Dr Mhairi Gibson

Improving water supplies in rural African villages may have negative knock-on effects and contribute to increased poverty, new research published today [14 November] has found. 26-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Rural development initiatives across the developing world are designed to improve community … Read the full press release