Daily Archives: 16, December 2016

The Netherlands and South Africa partner to tackle the challenge with the immense amount of data the SKA telescope will generate

The Netherlands and South Africa have set up a data science partnership to establish national and regional data centres in order to tackle one of the most significant challenges presented by the SKA telescope: how to manage, process, and make … Read the full press release

NWO to undergo major changes at administrative and organisational levels

THE HAGUE, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — NWO is currently undergoing major changes. It is acquiring a clearer and more coherent structure at both the administrative and organisational levels. As a result of that it will be better equipped to optimally carry out … Read the full press release

Hydro now owns 100% of Mineração Paragominas S.A. MPSA’s shares

Hydro completed the acquisition of Vale’s remaining shareholding in Mineração Paragominas S.A. (MPSA) on December 15, 2016. OSLO, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The transaction is the second and final step of the MPSA put/call arrangements agreed in 2011 in connection with … Read the full press release

Hydro announces the appointment of Silvio Porto as new EVP Bauxite and Alumina

OSLO, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Silvio Porto is appointed new Executive Vice President Bauxite and Alumina, and member of Hydro’s Corporate Management Board. The change is effective December 13, 2016. Silvio Porto comes from the position as Chief Operational Officer (COO) … Read the full press release

NTT Communications Corporation selected by creative agency Rufus Leonard to support and manage its client projects on Microsoft Azure

Flexible cloud platform enables innovative digital agency to steal a march on its competition LONDON, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ —  NTT Communications Corporation  (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE: NTT), announced today that it … Read the full press release

ESA to hold special media briefing on SmallGEO Europe’s versatile small telecom satellite platform on 18 January

PARIS, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A special briefing on SmallGEO, Europe’s versatile small telecom satellite platform, will be held on 18 January, after Director General Jan Woerner’s annual meeting of the press at ESA HQ, Paris. The SmallGEO platform line offers … Read the full press release

ESA to hold press briefing on its achievements and opportunities ahead on 18 January 2017

PARIS, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday, 18 January, ESA Director General Jan Woerner will meet the media for the traditional press breakfast to provide an overview of ESA’s achievements in 2016 and the opportunities ahead in 2017. The briefing will … Read the full press release

Swiss Re to adopt recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Swiss Re adopts recommendations of Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Climate-related risks and the expected transition to a lower-carbon economy affect most economic sectors and industries More data will enhance how climate-related risks and opportunities are managed Contributing to … Read the full press release

Total economic losses from disasters in 2016 were at least USD 158 billion according to Swiss Re preliminary sigma estimates

Total economic losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters are estimated to be USD 158 billion in 2016 Insured losses from disaster events were around USD 49 billion Approximately 10 000 people lost their lives in disaster events in 2016 … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advises Golden Square Energy on sale of FiT Wind Portfolio to Pension Infrastructure Platform

LONDON, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Golden Square Energy (GSE) on the c. £93m sale of its FiT Wind Portfolio to the Pension Infrastructure Platform (PiP). The portfolio of 31 assets, with a … Read the full press release