Monthly Archives: August 2017

EU Civil Protection Mechanism: European Commission helped mobilise firefighting aircraft for Italy to battle forest fires

BRUSSELS, 29-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has helped mobilise firefighting aircraft for Italy, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, following another request by the country for assistance to battle forest fires. Responding immediately to the request, France has offered 3 planes … Read the full press release

Jan Kopecký and Pavel Dresler secured their sixth consecutive win of the 2017 season for ŠKODA

Jan Kopecký, co-driver Pavel Dresler and the ŠKODA FABIA R5 are undefeated in Czech Rally Championship (MČR) since April 2015, victorious on all 16 rallies they participated After a thrilling fight Kopecký/Dresler added Barum Czech Rally Zlín to winning streak … Read the full press release

Novartis: ACZ885 led to 15% reduction in the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) compared to placebo

Study showed a significant 15% reduction of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in people with a prior heart attack and inflammatory atherosclerosis who were treated with 150mg of ACZ885, in addition to standard of care including lipid-lowering therapy Effect driven … Read the full press release

Novartis: ACZ885 reduced the rate of lung cancer incidence and mortality among study participants

Review of blinded, pre-planned oncology safety analyses revealed a 77% reduction in lung cancer mortality and 67% reduction in lung cancer cases in patients treated with 300mg of ACZ885 CANTOS is the first Phase III clinical trial to support a … Read the full press release

The sixth generation Volkswagen Polo has arrived: Pre-sales of the best-seller have already started in the first European countries

HAMBURG, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new Polo – key facts and figures Sixth generation Polo to continue success story: With more than 14 million units sold worldwide to date (including derivatives nearly 16.5 million units), the Polo is one of … Read the full press release

Allianz Austria names Rémi Vrignaud as the new Chairman of the Board of Management

The Supervisory Board of Allianz Austria has appointed Rémi Vrignaud as the new Chairman of the Board of Management with effect from August 25, 2017. VIENNA, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — He will take over from Wolfram Littich, who has been successfully heading … Read the full press release

New partners to join venture to launch a new cross-industry registration, identification and data platform — verimi

Bundesdruckerei, Deutsche Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom all set to join the venture Market launch of basic version digital “master key” (Single-Sign-On) planned for turn of the year 2017/2018 Users themselves decide how much data may be used Frankfurt am Main, … Read the full press release

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München officially put offshore wind farm Sandbank into operation

STOCKHOLM, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The offshore wind farm Sandbank with an installed capacity of 288 megawatt (MW) is now officially inaugurated. It is the latest cooperation between Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) and the 72 wind energy plants will provide … Read the full press release

Novartis announces the appointment of Bertrand Bodson to the new role of Chief Digital Officer

New leader to drive the digital transformation Novartis has embarked upon BASEL, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Novartis announced today that Bertrand Bodson, Chief Digital and Marketing Officer for Sainsbury’s Argos, has been appointed to the new role of Chief Digital Officer, … Read the full press release

University of Aberdeen graduates shortlisted in the Converge Challenge entrepreneur competition

ABERDEEN, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Three University of Aberdeen graduates have been named in the 2017 shortlist of academic entrepreneurs for Scotland’s leading company creation competition – the Converge Challenge. The University is represented in all three categories of this year’s … Read the full press release

Airbus Foundation conducts workshops of the Airbus Little Engineer programme in Singapore

Cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Space and Technology Association         Programme reached 75 students during two workshops about A380 and Space         Mr NG Chee Meng, Minister for … Read the full press release

Philips: Egbert van Acht to succeed Pieter Nota as Chief Business Leader, Personal Health businesses

AMSTERDAM, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced that Egbert van Acht, who currently leads Philips’ Health & Wellness business group, will succeed Pieter Nota as Chief Business Leader of Philips’ Personal Health businesses, effective October 1, … Read the full press release

Experian: Fraudulent credit applications against people in their twenties soar

Younger people increasingly targeted as fraudulent applications against over 60s drop LONDON, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fraudulent credit applications against people in their twenties have soared in the last three years, according to new research from Experian. The proportion of frauds … Read the full press release

UKFast launches fresh recruitment push throughout exam season

MANCHESTER, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading Manchester technology brand UKFast is set to continue the growth of its award-winning apprenticeship programme with the launch a fresh recruitment push throughout exam season. The number of apprentices at the firm continues to grow … Read the full press release

EURid donates to the Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation project

Diegem, Belgium, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To offset its CO2 emissions generated in 2016, EURid donated to the Uganda Borehole Rehabilitation project. The most basic requirement to sustain life is water. For many rural communities across Sub-Saharan Africa the struggle to find safe … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel to manage the inbound logistics operations of Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd in China

SHANGHAI, China, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd (VWED), an automotive part manufacturer operating in a joint-venture with Volkswagen (China), has signed a two-year agreement with Kuehne + Nagel to manage the inbound logistics operations in the … Read the full press release

Transporeon / Capgemini Transport Market Monitor: Transport capacities reached a seven year low in 2Q 2017

The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor by Capgemini Consulting and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics UTRECHT, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The thirty-second edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals that … Read the full press release

Amey engineers repaired in just six weeks the Edge Lane sink hole in Liverpool

OXFORD, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey has completed repair work to the Edge Lane sink hole in Liverpool, a company spokesperson announced today. Working on behalf of United Utilities, Amey engineers took just six weeks to repair the extensive hole, … Read the full press release

Leading global sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports substantially increase its operations in Shanghai

As China’s importance in the global economy and the sports industry continues to rise, the agency is expanding its Chinese operations to support the growing ambitions of international and domestic clients. SHANGHAI, China, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading global sports marketing … Read the full press release

Thales to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the Bangkok metro’s Blue Line Extension

La Défense, France, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reinforcing its strengths in the Thai transportation market, Thales has been selected by the Bangkok Expressway Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) and CH. Karnchang Public Company Limited (CK) to deliver the Automatic Fare Collection … Read the full press release

Thales security evaluation: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ enables secure payment networks from all major credit cards

La Défense, France, 24-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Thales’s security evaluation of the Samsung Pay contactless payment application, performed on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone, has succeeded in allowing the app to be certified on the device. Key Points Thales has … Read the full press release

WEF report: Fintech startups have fallen short of their ambitions to upend the competitive landscape in finance

Fintech start-ups have fallen short of their ambitions to upend the competitive landscape in finance, driving innovation but failing to capture large market share, a new World Economic Forum report finds The competitive landscape in banking and insurance is being … Read the full press release

Cecilie B. Heuch succeeds Jon Erik Haug as Executive VP and Chief People Officer at Telenor Group

Telenor Group today (21 August 2017) announced that Cecilie B. Heuch has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, effective 1st December 2017. Heuch succeeds Jon Erik Haug who will stay in his current role until Heuch joins … Read the full press release

Wieland Speck will contribute to Berlinale as Consultant of the Official Programme

BERLIN, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wieland Speck, until now head of the Berlinale’s Panorama section, will in the future be contributing his extensive range of expertise on film to the Berlinale as Consultant of the Official Programme. Starting in 1982, Wieland Speck … Read the full press release

Neste Jacobs lunches series of games to enhance operator training significantly

ESPOO, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs releases a new product portfolio called NAPCON Games, which will gamify operator training. NAPCON Games can be combined with traditional operator training methods to maximize the benefits and … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer: New center for microelectronic and optical systems for biomedical applications will be created in Thuringia

MUNICH, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new project center for multidisciplinary work in the sector of microelectronic and optical systems for biomedical applications is being created in the German state of Thuringia. Three Fraunhofer Institutes, which cover the disciplines of biosciences, … Read the full press release

UFA Film Nights expected to attract thousands of film friends to Museum Island in Berlin’s historic center

Early masterpieces of cinematic history and a contemporary UFA movie attract cinephiles to Museum Island Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe: Preserving the silent film heritage is important common cause UFA co-CEOs Wolf Bauer and Nico Hofmann: UFA Film Nights highlight innovative … Read the full press release

Infineon Technologies expands its CoolMOS™ P7 superjunction power MOSFET family with a SOT-223 package

MUNICH, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is expanding its recently launched CoolMOS™ P7 superjunction power MOSFET family with a SOT-223 package. The device has been developed as a one-to-one drop-in replacement for DPAK. … Read the full press release

GroenLeven Heerenveen will install solar panels at the roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms

670,000 m2 solar panels on roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms Amersfoort, Netherlands, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, granted over 200 million euro SDE+ subsidy for the installation of solar panels at the roofs … Read the full press release

Invacare introduce their first touch screen remote

BASEL, Switzerland, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global brand leader Invacare brings next generation technology to powerchairs, following extensive trials and consumer-led insights. Touch screen technology is used daily on devices such as smartphones and tablets and thanks to Invacare, this … Read the full press release