Monthly Archives: August 2018

Two partner projects @CITY and @CITY-AF aim to develop concepts, technologies and prototype applications to enable automated driving in complex urban areas

@CITY initiative researches and tests automated driving functions for urban traffic Development of intelligent technologies for greater safety, convenience and more efficient use of existing transport infrastructure Leading German companies, research organisations and the German government are investing around 45 … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel will establish an integrated region Europe with its head office in Hamburg as of January 1, 2019

In order to further increase the growth momentum, Kuehne + Nagel will establish an integrated region Europe as of January 1, 2019. Schindellegi, Switzerland, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Under the roof of the region Europe with its head office in … Read the full press release

Piaggio Group will start production of Vespa Elettrica scooter in September at the Pontedera plant

The first vehicles can be booked only online starting from the beginning of October  Electric innovation according to Piaggio takes solid form in the most iconic of its brands, which once again sets new parameters for urban mobility  Vespa Elettrica … Read the full press release

Novartis announces EC approval for Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) in combination with Mekinist® (trametinib) for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma

Approval based on COMBI-AD study demonstrating greater than 50% reduction in risk of disease recurrence or death in stage III melanoma patients   More than 50% of stage III melanoma patients are likely to recur to stage IV during their lifetime … Read the full press release

Alcon announces an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market

Decision based on five-year data from COMPASS-XT long-term safety study Alcon advises ophthalmic surgeons to cease further implantation BASEL, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflecting its uncompromising commitment to patient safety, Alcon today announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from … Read the full press release

University of Glasgow physicists part of groundbreaking new measurement of the Higgs boson from the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

GLASGOW, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second time this summer, University of Glasgow physicists are celebrating a groundbreaking new measurement of the Higgs boson from the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  This time, they have observed the … Read the full press release

Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic put online by the University of Glasgow

Tasglann èisteachd Gàidhlig/Beurla Oilthigh Ghlaschu ri fhaotainn saor ’s an-asgaidh GLASGOW, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Their songs and stories speak of a different time. Living memories passed down from parent to child over generations. Now audio recordings of the traditions of … Read the full press release

Philips on AI and adaptive intelligence in healthcare

AMSTERDAM, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a time when health systems and healthcare professionals are under more pressure than ever to do more with less, the promise of intelligent technology that can deliver life-changing insights from all our data is … Read the full press release

Royal Philips to acquire US-based scale-up company developing and commercializing next-generation sensor technologies

AMSTERDAM, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired Xhale Assurance Inc, a US-based scale-up company developing and commercializing next-generation sensor technologies. Xhale Assurance’s unique, disposable pulse oximetry … Read the full press release

Royal Philips: the European Society of Cardiology to incorporate instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) into its updated revascularization guidelines

iFR-guided strategy now deemed beneficial in the assessment of the functional significance of intermediate coronary stenosis  Technique using iFR-guided strategy is non-inferior to FFR for guiding decisions for intervening on immediate lesions with stable angina or NSTE ACS MUNICH, 31-Aug-2018 … Read the full press release

Accenture acquires smart embedded software company Pillar Technology headquartered in Columbus, Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH, USA, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the acquisition of smart embedded software company Pillar Technology, significantly expanding its Industry X.0 practice in North America. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Pillar Technology has a team of 320 people … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin to launch a new, free, online course “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology”

DUBLIN, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Trinity is launching a new, free, online course: “From Diagnosis to Survivorship: An introduction to Radiation Oncology,” from the discipline of Radiation Therapy. Starting on the 3rd of September 2018, this new free online course … Read the full press release

Bille August’s A Fortunate Man and Gustav Möller’s The Guilty shortlisted for Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category

Bille August’s A Fortunate Man and Gustav Möller’s The Guilty have been placed on the shortlist to be nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category COPENHAGEN, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Three Danish films have been selected as the possible candidates to … Read the full press release

Roland Berger’s European Retail Banking Survey: Digitalization and new business models have created a growing gap between product creation and product sales in the banking sector

MUNICH, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Digitalization and new business models have created a growing gap between product creation and product sales in the banking sector. Digital platforms are already giving incumbent banks’ competitors access to the majority of their customer base … Read the full press release

Albert Heijn to start 12-week test of a new app called “Find My Product”

ZAANDAM, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Albert Heijn is continuing to search for new ways to serve customers. The brand announced this week that its store in Hoofddorp in the Netherlands will begin a 12-week test of a new app called “Find … Read the full press release

Delhaize becomes the first Belgian retailer to introduce the Nutri-Score food label

ZAANDAM, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Delhaize becomes the first Belgian retailer to introduce the Nutri-Score food label, now providing shoppers with at-a-glance guidance about the nutritional quality of products that included certain own-brand yogurt and cereal. Customers will soon find the … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Quarterly Savings Report: regular savers feeling happier and less anxious than their non-saving counterparts

Almost three quarters (74%) of regular savers feel happy as opposed to just over a third (36%) of non-savers. Over half (53%) of savers agree that having a savings plan has had a positive impact on their mental health. Six … Read the full press release

Saab to appoint Christian Hedelin as new Chief Strategy Officer

STOCKHOLM, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saab has appointed Christian Hedelin as new Chief Strategy Officer. Christian Hedelin takes up the position on 1 November 2018 and will then be part of Saab’s Group Management. Christian Hedelin is currently head of Strategy … Read the full press release

Novartis: European Commission approval for Kymriah

The EC approval is based on the first global CAR-T registration trials, which included patients from eight European countries and demonstrated durable responses and a consistent safety profile in r/r pediatric B-cell ALL and r/rDLBCL Novartis is the only company with an approved … Read the full press release

Insurance Europe supports the EU’s efforts to make the European economy greener and more resilient

BRUSSELS, 30-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance Europe has published its response to a consultation on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation to establish a framework to facilitate sustainable investment. It expressed support for the EU’s efforts to make the European economy greener … Read the full press release

Berlinale Co-Production Market: submissions now accepted for new feature-length film projects in need of co-producers and financiers

BERLIN, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Until October 10, experienced producers from around the world may submit new feature-length film projects in need of co-producers and financiers to the 16th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 9 – 13, 2019). The project budget should be between … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse Youth Barometer: the effects of digitalization are at the root of uncertainties surrounding people’s working lives

ZURICH, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse publishes its 2018 Youth Barometer — a representative survey in Switzerland, the US, Singapore and Brazil As the latest Credit Suisse Youth Barometer indicates, the effects of digitalization are at the root of … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse Group (Guernsey) II Limited calls its CHF 2.5 billion 9.0%, USD 1.72 billion 9.5% and USD 1.725 billion 9.5% high-trigger tier 1 capital instruments for redemption

ZURICH, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse Group (Guernsey) II Limited has called its CHF 2.5 billion 9.0%, USD 1.72 billion 9.5% and USD 1.725 billion 9.5% high-trigger tier 1 capital instruments for redemption on the first optional redemption date of … Read the full press release

Businesses followed the lead set by the Co-op and offer jobs to victims of modern slavery

MANCHESTER, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Firms in hospitality, hairdressing and social care were today (28 August) urged to offer jobs to the victims of modern slavery. Businesses across various sectors of the economy have followed the lead set by the Co-op and signed … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse Group acquires minority stake n HQLAx S.à r.l.

FRANKFURT, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Börse strengthens commitment to new technologies in the post-trade sector / Significant progress in creating innovative blockchain solution to tackle fragmentation of securities lending market Deutsche Börse Group has just made an initial investment … Read the full press release

Total to sell ts 26% minority equity stake in Hazira LNG regasification terminal in India to Shell

PARIS, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Total has signed a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with Shell for the sale of its 26% minority equity stake in Hazira LNG regasification terminal in India. The transaction remains subject to the approval of regulatory … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce will supply six TT1100 tunnel thrusters for the massive offshore salmon farm of Nordlaks

LONDON, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordlaks in Stokmarknes, Norway, is currently building a 385m long and 60m wide offshore salmon farm. The installation is being built at the CIMC Raffles yard in China. Nordlaks has also ordered a new hybrid/LNG live … Read the full press release

Two new high-speed Fred. Olsen ferries to be powered by four MTU 20-cylinder 8000 M71L engines and by Kamewa waterjets from Rolls-Royce

New Fred. Olsen trimarans to get MTU Series 8000 engines Maintenance agreement to cover MTU’s most powerful engines Existing maintenance agreement for trimaran Benchijigua Express extended Friedrichshafen, Germany, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Two new high-speed ferries to be run by Spanish ferry … Read the full press release

Bosch to present electrified axle that can be integrated into semitrailers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover

Also as a retrofit solution Smart, electrified axle recuperates energy during braking Electric refrigerated trailer: significantly quieter, saving up to 9,000 liters of fuel, and thus also CO2 Electricity makes semitrailers independent: important step toward automated semitrailer parking STUTTGART, 29-Aug-2018 … Read the full press release

US subsidiaries of Aegon reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

THE HAGUE, 29-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (August 27, 2018), US subsidiaries of Aegon reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the matter of the operation and implementation of asset management quantitative models by Aegon’s US … Read the full press release