Daily Archives: 22, August 2023

Equinor Announces Q1 2023 Dividend Payouts and Schedule for Oslo and NYSE Shareholders

(IN BRIEF) Equinor ASA, a global energy company, has disclosed its dividend payouts for the first quarter of 2023. On May 4th, 2023, Equinor declared a regular dividend of USD 0.30 per share and an extraordinary dividend of USD 0.60 … Read the full press release

Hexagon Unveils 2023 Capital Markets Day and Anticipated China Site Visit

(IN BRIEF) Hexagon, a global leader in digital reality solutions, has unveiled details of its upcoming 2023 Capital Markets Day, following its Q2 2023 results announcement. Set to take place on December 7th, 2023, at King’s Place in London, the … Read the full press release

Bentley Concludes 20th Anniversary with Bespoke Continental GT Speed Tribute

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors concluded its 20th-anniversary celebrations of the iconic Continental GT with the introduction and immediate sale of a distinct Continental GT Speed edition. Crafted by Mulliner, this one-of-a-kind vehicle draws inspiration from the specifications of the original … Read the full press release

LEGO Launches Augmented Reality Treasure Hunt with Prizes for Fans in New Membership Program

(IN BRIEF) The LEGO Group has introduced the LEGO Insiders Treasure Hunt as part of the launch of its membership program, LEGO Insiders. Using augmented reality, fans can scan LEGO bricks at home or in LEGO stores to search for … Read the full press release

Heidelberg Materials to Acquire Green Drop Rock Products, Expanding Aggregates Presence in Calgary Market

(IN BRIEF) Heidelberg Materials has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Green Drop Rock Products, an independent aggregates producer in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. The acquisition will bolster Heidelberg’s aggregates reserves in the Greater Calgary area and enhance … Read the full press release

Saint-Gobain’s Acquisition of Building Products of Canada Approved, Strengthens Presence in Sustainable Construction

(IN BRIEF) Saint-Gobain has received approval from the Competition Bureau of Canada for its acquisition of Building Products of Canada, a manufacturer of residential roofing shingles and wood fiber insulation panels. The acquisition, which enhances Saint-Gobain’s presence in light and … Read the full press release

Voith Achieves Record-Breaking Start-Up of XcelLine Packaging Paper Machine in China

(IN BRIEF) Sichuan Huaqiao Fenghuang Paper successfully initiated its high-efficiency XcelLine packaging paper machine at the Guanghan site, with Voith as the full-line supplier for the project. The start-up set a record for the fastest initiation of such a paper … Read the full press release

Neste Partners with Suntory, ENEOS, and Mitsubishi to Produce Renewable PET Resin

(IN BRIEF) Neste has formed a collaboration with Suntory, ENEOS, and Mitsubishi Corporation to produce PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resin using Neste’s renewable feedstock, Neste RE™, on a commercial scale. Neste RE is derived from bio-based raw materials like waste and … Read the full press release

Georg Jensen to Open Flagship Store on London’s Bond Street in 2023

(IN BRIEF) Georg Jensen, a Danish jewellery designer, is set to open a new flagship store at 108 Bond Street by the end of 2023. The three-story store will cover approximately 5,000 sq ft and showcase the brand’s designer jewellery, … Read the full press release

Prime Warehouse Costs Surge Globally, Sydney Overtakes Hong Kong in Savills Report

(IN BRIEF) Total costs for prime warehousing space, including rents, service charges, and taxes, have increased by 10.1% over the 12 months leading up to June 2023, surpassing the 8% annual increase recorded between 2021 and 2022, according to Savills … Read the full press release

Thales Launches Cloud-Based Solution to Enhance Forensic Investigations with Remote Accessibility

(IN BRIEF) Thales has introduced its Evidence and Investigation Suite, a cloud-based solution aimed at enhancing forensic investigations for law enforcement agencies. The suite offers remote accessibility and mobility, allowing investigators to access professional tools on their mobile phones from … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto’s ‘Offers’ In-Car App Expands to Eight Markets, Bringing Discounts and Convenience to Drivers

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has extended its ‘Offers’ in-car infotainment app to eight markets, offering over 100 discounted products and services accessible from the user’s vehicle. The app is compatible with Škoda vehicles equipped with the latest-generation Amundsen and Columbus … Read the full press release

AFRY Experience Studios Expands into Italy with New Bologna Office, Focused on Automotive and Sustainable Design

(IN BRIEF) AFRY Experience Studios is opening its fourth office in Bologna, Italy, aiming to enhance its global automotive solutions and deliver sustainable design services. Bologna’s design-rich environment and automotive industry presence make it an ideal location for AFRY’s expansion. … Read the full press release

New Students Embark on Dynamic Introduction Week at TU Eindhoven, Fostering Campus Engagement

(IN BRIEF) The 2023 introduction week for new students at TU Eindhoven commenced on August 21, led by rector magnificus Silvia Lenaerts. Unlike the previous year, both bachelor and master students will participate together in a comprehensive program that includes … Read the full press release

University of Bristol’s Bee and Pollination Festival Celebrates Vital Role of Pollinators and Biodiversity

(IN BRIEF) The annual Bee and Pollination Festival will be held at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, showcasing the importance of pollinators in ecosystems and agriculture. The event, taking place on August 26 and 27, will feature talks by … Read the full press release

Ericsson and Vodafone’s 5G Trial Enhances Mobile Gaming Experience Through Network Slicing

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson and Vodafone have conducted a successful live network trial at Coventry University to showcase the positive impact of optimized 5G Standalone network slicing on enhancing the mobile gaming experience. Using network slicing, trial participants experienced improved gaming … Read the full press release

Ericsson and RMIT Launch AI Lab in Hanoi, Accelerating Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation in Vietnam

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson and RMIT University have partnered to establish the RMIT & Ericsson AI Lab at RMIT’s campus in Hanoi, Vietnam. This collaboration builds on their existing 5G education partnership, aiming to educate Vietnamese students about 5G and emerging … Read the full press release

Telstra and Ericsson Lead the Way: Australia’s First Voice over New Radio Call Marks Evolution of 5G with RedCap Software

(IN BRIEF) Telstra and Ericsson have achieved Australia’s first implementation and validation of the next evolution of 5G technology, utilizing Ericsson’s pre-commercial Reduced Capability (RedCap) software on Telstra’s 5G commercial network. They conducted a Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call … Read the full press release

ORLEN Enhances Energy Independence: Agrees to Secure Regasification Capacity at New FSRU Terminal in Gulf of Gdansk

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN, a major energy company, has finalized an agreement with GAZ-SYSTEM to secure a regasification capacity of 6.1 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year at the Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) terminal to be constructed in the Gulf … Read the full press release

APM Terminals Pipavav Sets New Industry Benchmark with Over 200 Port Moves Per Hour Achievement

(IN BRIEF) APM Terminals Pipavav (GPPL) has achieved a groundbreaking milestone by accomplishing over 200 Port Moves Per Hour (PMPH) on a single vessel, setting a new record in the port’s history. On August 17, 2023, the port achieved 215.51 … Read the full press release

Alstom Unveils Breakthrough Battery-Powered Train for Green Mobility Revolution in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in sustainable mobility, has unveiled a new battery-powered train developed by the company in collaboration with the Central Saxony transport authority, Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS), in Chemnitz, Germany. This innovation represents a significant step towards … Read the full press release

Maersk Charges Ahead: Expanding Electric Fleet to Over 500 Vehicles for Green Logistics Revolution in India

(IN BRIEF) Maersk, a global shipping and logistics company, is rapidly expanding its electric vehicle (EV) fleet in India, aiming to strengthen the fleet to over 500 vehicles in 26 cities. The company is committed to achieving net-zero emissions and … Read the full press release

Reviving Forgotten History: University of York Research Illuminates Flourishing Medieval Jewish Community and Interfaith Collaboration

(IN BRIEF) Researchers from the University of York’s Heritage360 Streetlife project have uncovered new evidence shedding light on the medieval Jewish community in York. Contrary to the overshadowing memory of the 1190 massacre of York’s Jews, this research highlights a … Read the full press release