Monthly Archives: September 2017

Winners of Global Education Innovation Award

Global Education Network Europe announces the winners of the Global Education Innovation Award 2017 Dublin, Ireland, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global … Read the full press release

ComRes survey: Overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport to help tackle air quality and crippling congestion in Scotland

New survey reveals overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport Significant backing for walking and cycling, clean air zones and bus priority measures ComRes findings revealed as Scottish Government progresses Low Emission Zones plan Technology innovation means new buses … Read the full press release

Throne of Lies, the highly anticipated online game of Deceit, launches on Steam

LAS VEGAS, U.S.A, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The highly anticipated social deduction game Throne of Lies: The Online Game of Deceit launches with PC, Mac and Linux support today at noon PST. The 3D, online multiplayer game is the next … Read the full press release

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Swisscom: More than one million Mobile ID capable SIM cards already in use in Swiss mobile phones

BERNE, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With Mobile ID and a smartphone, everyone can log in simply and securely to various online platforms, no matter whether this is an online banking site, web shop or company VPN. In addition to Swisscom and … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: New research by Dr Anita Lavorgna to tackle the global illegal trade in endangered plants

SOUTHAMPTON, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research by Dr Anita Lavorgna, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Southampton, will aim to tackle the global illegal trade in endangered plants, worth billions each year. Thanks to a grant from the New Investigators scheme, … Read the full press release

University of Southampton, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium form new strategic partnership for public engagement

SOUTHAMPTON, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Southampton has forged a new strategic partnership for public engagement with the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, inspired by a shared vision to change the world for the better by revolutionising public engagement … Read the full press release

SAS survey: only 45 per cent with structured plan in place for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Less than half have a structured plan in place to comply with GDPR; over half don’t fully understand the consequences of non-compliance Marlow, UK, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in 2018, making … Read the full press release

Banca Generali and Saxo Bank partner to offer online trading and digital services

COPENHAGEN, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Banca Generali and Saxo Bank announce they have reached an agreement to establish an exclusive partnership to offer online trading and digital services. The objective is to offer clients, on an exclusive basis for the Italian … Read the full press release

University of Twente: new device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and arthritic fingers

Enschede, Netherlands, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — According to a first clinical study published in the scientific journal Photoacoustics, the University of Twente and various European partners have designed a device that shows the difference between healthy fingers and arthritic fingers. The … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency (EMA), EU healthcare payers discussed how their cooperation can contribute to boosting sustainable access to medicines for EU citizens

European Medicines Agency and healthcare payer organisations held joint meeting on 19 September LONDON, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Union (EU) healthcare payers met for the first time on 19 September 2017 at EMA’s offices … Read the full press release

Ramboll presents smart mobility solutions at the Nordic Edge conference and expo in Stavanger, Norway

Ramboll solutions to help increase mobility in cities are high on the agenda at the leading smart cities conference Nordic Edge being held this week. COPENHAGEN, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing urbanisation is putting a strain on cities like never … Read the full press release

Wienerberger AG acquires clay block plant Brenner in the south of Austria

Commitment to home market and optimal strengthening of regional portfolio VIENNA, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wienerberger AG today announces its planned take-over of the Austrian clay block plant Brenner. Through this step, Wienerberger strengthens its home-market activities and further expands its … Read the full press release

G4S retains the security contract at Baghdad International Airport

G4S has retained the contract to provide round-the-clock security to staff and passengers at Baghdad International Airport LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — G4S has retained the contract to manage security at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), following a competitive tender process. This … Read the full press release

voestalpine AG: the most advanced special steel plant in the world will be built in Kapfenberg, Austria

LINZ, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After more than two years of planning, today the final location decision was taken during the Supervisory Board meeting of voestalpine AG: the most advanced special steel plant in the world, representing an investment of EUR 330 … Read the full press release

voestalpine opens its new high-tech wire rod mill in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria

LINZ, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — voestalpine continues to strengthen its leading international position in the quality wire sector with the official opening of its new high-tech wire rod mill at the site of the Metal Engineering Division in Leoben/Donawitz in Austria. … Read the full press release

Dassault Systèmes acquires Burlington, Massachusetts-based Exa for $400 million

Strengthens Simulation Portfolio with Next Generation Fluid Dynamics Capabilities on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform Proven Technology and Industrialized Solutions Available to Customers in All Industries Companies’ Complementary Strengths Expand Power of Digital Engineering Throughout Value-Chain VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dassault … Read the full press release

Eni signs three new exploration and production licenses for Blocks 7, 10 and 14 offshore Mexico

San Donato Milanese (Milan), 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni successfully drilled the Miztón-2 well, in the shallow waters of Campeche bay, offshore Mexico, boosting the estimates of the resource in place for Contractual Area 1 to over 1.4 billion barrels of … Read the full press release

University College London: New app to play a key part in predicting how a flu pandemic spreads across the country

LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) is involved in a new project which aims to better understand how pandemics, such as flu, can spread across the country. Researchers will collect data about how … Read the full press release

Commissioner Vestager: the trucks cartel fined a total of €3.8 billion – a record fine for a cartel in the EU’s 60 year history

BRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission has today decided to fine Scania more than €880 million for its participation in a trucks cartel. Today’s decision marks the end of our investigation into a cartel that had lasted 14 years. It … Read the full press release

European Commission proposes measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area

BRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As announced by President Juncker in his letter of intent on 13 September, the European Commission is today proposing measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen area. The Commission is proposing to update the Schengen Borders Code to adapt the … Read the full press release

European Commission fines Scania for breaking EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has found that Scania broke EU antitrust rules. It colluded for 14 years with five other truck manufacturers on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of new technologies to meet stricter … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: New £35 million facility for Liverpool International College to open in September 2019

LIVERPOOL, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction has started on the new £35 million facility for Liverpool International College with a ground-breaking ceremony on site. The facility, due to open in September 2019, will be the first under construction in Knowledge Quarter … Read the full press release

Launch of Cyprus Peer Review of Global Education

Nicosia, Cyprus, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cyprus Peer Review reveals excellent approach to sustainability and calls for a more coherent approach to Global Education GENE – Global Education Network Europe – is launching the Peer Review Report of Global Education … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool and Royal Canin complete the largest ever international weight loss trial in dogs

LIVERPOOL, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On average overweight dogs lose an average of 11% of their bodyweight when enrolled on a weight loss trial according to researchers who have conducted the largest international multi-centre weight study. Obesity is the most common … Read the full press release

GFK Healthcare study supported by Bayer polled adolescents on their attitudes toward sexuality and contraception

Not intended for U.S. and UK Media – GFK Healthcare study on ‘Youth and Contraception’ marks World Contraception Day 2017 Number of unplanned pregnancies remains high globally / Study supported by Bayer shows that adolescents want to be addressed as … Read the full press release

Lobbying by University of Liverpool’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) leads to amendments seeking to protect children post Brexit

LIVERPOOL, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amendments to the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill that aim to protect children post Brexit have been tabled by a Labour MP, following lobbying by the University’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) in collaboration with leading children’s charities, The Children’s … Read the full press release

Technical University of Munich: Formation of unwanted aromas in wine due to forest fires explained

MUNICH, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it … Read the full press release

WMG Professor Janet Godsell: More and more companies are realising that overseas production is not as cost effective as it used to be

COVENTRY, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new report launched today by researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick, and Reshoring UK, finds that UK companies that consider both direct and indirect reshoring of manufacturing gain best performance boosts and urges … Read the full press release

22 University of Warwick subjects in Sunday Times UK’s top 10

COVENTRY, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018 has ranked 22 subjects at the University of Warwick in the UK’s top 10 for their field, including nine in the top 5 – with the Warwick Writing Programme ranked … Read the full press release

Professor Tom Crick to join Glas Cymru Board as a Non-Executive Director

Nelson, Wales, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Glas Cymru, which owns Welsh Water, has today confirmed that Professor Tom Crick is to join its Board as a Non-Executive Director, succeeding Professor Stephen Palmer who is retiring from the Board at the end of … Read the full press release