Monthly Archives: September 2017

Max Planck Society grants funding for study on bird hormones

The Max Planck Society has granted €1.52 million in funding to a project for studying hormones in birds FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Max Planck Society has approved the application to develop a small, autonomously operating analytical system for testing … Read the full press release

Scientists discover new findings on the evolution and movement of traps in carnivorous plants

New findings on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bladderworts (Utricularia spp. Lentibulariaceae) are plants with many superlatives: They belong to the most recently evolved and also the largest genus of carnivorous … Read the full press release

University of Freiburg awarded with 12 new tenure-track professorships

Successful application for the “Federal and State Program for the Advancement of Young Scientists” FREIBURG, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Freiburg received twelve new tenure-track professorships from the “Federal and State Program for the Advancement of Young Scientists”. They … Read the full press release

ABLV introduces innovative products and services for improved customer convenience this autumn

RIGA, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Payment card offer optimization, financing of goods exported from Ukraine, letter of credit financing, LEI for legal entities to make financial instruments transactions, New Hanza Capital bond issue, new issues of ABLV Bank bonds, management of … Read the full press release

Arburg unveils traditional sculpture, presents “Customer Awards” for its silver anniversary in Malaysia

Major anniversary celebrations with around 150 guests Managing Partner Juliane Hehl presents anniversary sculpture Arburg has had its own subsidiary in Kuala Lumpur for 25 years Lossburg, Germany/ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 15 September 2017, the … Read the full press release

MegaFon rated high by ACRA for its creditworthiness

MOSCOW, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that it has been rated AA(RU) with a “Stable” outlook by Analytical Credit Rating Agency, a major Russian rating agency (“ACRA” or the “Agency”). … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz expands operations in the US with a $1.2-B investment

Investment announcement made during the Tuscaloosa based plant’s 20th anniversary celebration. Strategic move of Mercedes-Benz to start production of electric passenger cars in the U.S. as part of its worldwide electric initiative. Tuscaloosa plant will manufacture SUV models for the company’s … Read the full press release

Top model mother and son drive the final chapter of leading vehicle brand’s fashion story

STUTTGART/MILAN, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Top model Amber Valletta, her son Auden McCaw and the Concept EQ are the focus of the third and last chapter of the #mbcollective Fashion Story from Mercedes-Benz. Director and filmmaker Luke Gilford’s photos and film … Read the full press release

Minister President Bouffier tours the Werra Verbund Plant, learns about the potash district’s economic situation

KASSEL, 22-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 September 2017) Volker Bouffier, Minister President of Hesse, visited the Werra Verbund plant to get informed about the current economic situation of the potash district and, at the same time, praised the efforts … Read the full press release

EnBW orders further 117 rapid-charging stations from ABB

Major order from energy supplier EnBW for a further 117 charging stations in 2017 ZURICH, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has received another major order from energy supplier EnBW for the expansion of the charging column network on German motorways. By … Read the full press release

Nova KBM completes the acquisition of Summit Leasing Slovenija (SLS)

MARIBOR, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (18. September 2017), Nova KBM (NKBM or the Bank) completed the acquisition of Summit Leasing Slovenija (SLS), one of the leading leasing companies in Slovenia. The transaction marks an important step towards realizing NKBM’s strategic goal of … Read the full press release

Bristol Medical School: The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process®(LP) published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process® (LP) is published today [Thursday 21 September] in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In this trial, the effectiveness of LP in addition to specialist medical care was … Read the full press release

University of Bristol recipients of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Five early-career researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded over €7M in European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants in recognition of their ‘excellent science’ and potentially ground-breaking research. Five early-career researchers from the University … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study shows that expressive faces on photos can cause identity confusions

Photos of the same person can look substantially different. For example, your passport photo may look quite different from your driving licence, or your face in holiday photos. BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In fact, these differences can mean you look … Read the full press release

Sanofi Genzyme, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals: APOLLO Phase 3 study of patisiran met its primary efficacy endpoint and all secondary endpoints

Investigational RNAi Therapeutic Patisiran Meets Primary and All Secondary Endpoints, with Highly Significant Reduction In Neuropathy Progression and Improvement in Quality of Life at 18 Months Relative to Placebo Alnylam Intends to File New Drug Application (NDA) in Late 2017 … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO launches new initiative for SMEs looking for a loan entirely online

AMSTERDAM, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Starting today, SMEs looking for a loan online can go to New10, an initiative of ABN AMRO. New10 lets them know within 15 minutes whether they qualify for a loan and under what terms and conditions. … Read the full press release

The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) fined ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for not complying with transaction-related reporting requirements

AMSTERDAMy, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has fined ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. for not completely complying with transaction-related reporting requirements. Under MiFID regulations, banks are required to submit … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group: Argentinian pay-TV operators CableVideo and Colsecor select technology and services from Conax

CableVideo deploys pay-TV and OTT advanced consumer offerings based on Conax multi-DRM content protection Colsecor’s operator cooperative deploys DVB content offering secured by Conax Contego, including modular Contego flexibility to enable advanced multi-device content offering in the future Strategic partner, … Read the full press release

Umeå University: membrane-derived vesicles (MVs) from Vibrio cholerae and Listeria monocytogenes transport pore-forming toxins (PFTs)

Umeå, Sweden, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighbouring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic … Read the full press release

Solvay’s full year guidance updated to reflect discontinued operations of the polyamide activities

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay publishes today restated consolidated financial information for 2015, 2016 and the first half of 2017, reflecting the reclassification in discontinued operations of the polyamide activities to be sold to BASF. The planned divestment, with … Read the full press release

Solvay: BASF to acquire Polyamides for EUR 1.6 billion

BASF agrees to acquire Polyamides for €1.6 billion BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Solvay has entered into a binding agreement with German chemical company BASF for the sale of its Polyamides business, a crucial step in Solvay’s transformation towards a … Read the full press release

The first Gorenje Group International Business Hackathon will b held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 28 – 29, 2017

VELENJE, Slovenia, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gorenje Group is scouting for the best and most promising talent to tackle the business and digital challenges of the future at the first Gorenje Group International Business Hackathon. The two-day competition in searching for … Read the full press release

GfK updates its digital maps of Russia to reflect the latest regional status

GfK’s map edition for Russia is now available, with up-to-date coverage of districts, postcodes and topographic elements Bruchsal, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GfK recently updated its digital maps of Russia. The maps offer up-to-date coverage of the boundaries of Russia’s … Read the full press release

University of Dundee: Smoking and diabetes are leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD)

research also points to diabetes as cause of disease that can lead to limb amputation DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can … Read the full press release

Kenyan orphans will get taste of life at University of Dundee

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 22 Kenyan orphans will get a taste of life at University and take to the stage this week as they continue their singing tour of the United Kingdom at the University of Dundee. The ‘Singing Children … Read the full press release

University of Dundee academics to explore links between local environment and emotional wellbeing

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes … Read the full press release

MEPs to evaluate “search and rescue” operations in the Mediterranean

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Civil Liberties Committee delegation will be in Tunisia from 18 to 22 September to assess cooperation in migration management between the EU and countries in the region. MEPs will evaluate “search and rescue” operations … Read the full press release

EP coordinator for Brexit Guy Verhofstadt visits Northern Ireland and Ireland

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a fact-finding mission to Belfast, the border area and Dublin, EP coordinator for Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders. Mr Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders in Northern Ireland. In Republic of Ireland, … Read the full press release

MEPs to prolong intercontinental flights exemption from EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) rules until 2020

CO2 emissions from intercontinental flights to stay out of EU Emission Trading System until 2020 Airlines to go on paying  for CO2 emissions from intra-EU flights only Emission trading revenues  to be earmarked for climate action BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EBRD: BBC Ukrainian launches its 13th annual literary prize for the best works of fiction in Ukrainian language

LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BBC Ukrainian has launched its 13th annual literary prize for the best works of fiction in the Ukrainian language – BBC Book of the Year (Книга року BBC 2017) and BBC Children’s Book of the Year (Дитяча … Read the full press release