University of Sussex Professor Ivor Gaber re-elected to represent UK on the press freedom body at UNESCO

BRIGHTON, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ivor Gaber, Professor of Political Journalism at the University of Sussex, has been re-elected to represent the United Kingdom on an important press freedom body at UNESCO, the United Nation’s body responsible for developing and supporting … Read the full press release

ABLV Charitable Foundation Christmas Charitable Campaign: donate to the “New Riga” programme

Riga, Latvia, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the tenth year in a row, in collaboration with ABLV Bank, the ABLV Charitable Foundation is organising a Christmas Charitable Campaign in which everyone, who cares about the Foundation’s goals and who wants to … Read the full press release

Jena Experiment: loss of biodiversity has negative consequences for many individual components and processes in ecosystems

FREIBURG, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — How severe is global species extinction? Are material cycles altered in an ecosystem with just a few species? In order to address these issues, the “Jena Experiment”, one of the world’s largest biodiversity experiments, was … Read the full press release

Daimler to implement dedicated responsibility within the divisional board of Daimler Trucks in China

Sven Ennerst to coordinate truck activities in China within the Divisional Board of Daimler Trucks Kelley Platt appointed President and CEO of Daimler’s Truck Joint Venture Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Strong 2017 performance by Daimler Trucks in China Stuttgart / … Read the full press release

Mercedes-Benz models 190 E 2.5-16 and 560 SE will be eligible for the coveted “H” registration plate in 2018

Three decades ago, two exclusive Mercedes-Benz models celebrated their premiere: The 190 E 2.5-16 (201 series) prepared the way for the then compact class to become a star performer, while the 560 SE (126 series) combined the top performance of the flagship … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study on wild dwarf mongooses sheds light into what happens when immigrants join a new group

Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into what happens when immigrants join a new group. BRISTOL, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Bristol studying wild dwarf mongooses have provided insight into … Read the full press release

University of Bristol: discovery on how cells rebuild after division could have major implications for understanding cancer and degeneration

BRISTOL, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Bristol research has revealed how cells rebuild their nucleus and organise their genome when they divide – a discovery which could have major implications for understanding cancer and degeneration. When cells divide, they need … Read the full press release

ABB launches all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications

ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB launches today TruONE, an all-new automatic transfer switch (ATS) with connectivity and monitoring functions for critical power applications. TruONE is the world’s first true ATS to package all the necessary sensors and controllers into a … Read the full press release

Two articulated electric buses using ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology went into service in Geneva

First e-buses with ABB’s world-record flash-charging technology go into commercial service ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB’s 20-second flash-charging technology was a hot topic today as two articulated electric buses, the first of their kind in the world, went into service … Read the full press release

ARC Advisory Group names ABB global market leader in SCADA systems in newly released report

New ARC report proclaims “ABB’s Grid Automation business is at the forefront of grid automation and digitalization” ZURICH, 07-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has been named as the global market leader in SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems for the … Read the full press release

MBNL extends network managed services contract with Ericsson

Network-sharing joint venture between Three and EE extends network managed services contract for a further two years from June 2018 to May 2020 Ericsson remains responsible for central operations, network performance and optimization, field services and multi-vendor spare parts management … Read the full press release

Sanofi’s Toujeo® met primary objective in the first head-to-head clinical trial comparing Toujeo with insulin degludec

First head-to-head randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy and safety of Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 Units/mL) versus insulin degludec PARIS, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi’s Toujeo® met the primary study objective in the first large head-to-head clinical trial1, called BRIGHT study, … Read the full press release

Sanofi discontinues clinical development of its experimental Clostridium difficile vaccine

PARIS, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a planned interim analysis, the Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) for the phase III Cdiffense clinical trial program concluded that the probability that the study will meet its primary objective is low. Based on this, Sanofi has … Read the full press release

New research challenge the interpretation of data suggesting that wild gorillas acquire food cleaning primarily by learning from others

BIRMINGHAM, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Tübingen and University of St. Andrews have suggested that gorillas are capable of learning food cleaning behaviours without having to witness it in others first. Though the authors … Read the full press release

Chemistry laureate Professor Jacques Dubochet to hold a lecture at Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December

Umeå, Sweden, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Jacques Dubochet, one of this year’s three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December to hold a lecture on his revolutionising research. Together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, … Read the full press release

University of Dundee closes its 50th Anniversary celebrations with collection of films at D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre on Thursday 7 December

DUNDEE, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Footage of the Queen Mother being installed as the University of Dundee’s first chancellor and Stephen Fry’s hilarious rectorial address will be screened at an event next week. The University’s Archives team have been busy digging … Read the full press release

New AREVA and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announce cooperation in the areas of the cleanup and dismantling of reactors

PARIS, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New AREVA and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) recently signed, in the presence of Nicolas Hulot, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and Paik Ungyu, South Korea’s Minister for Trade, Industry … Read the full press release

Kalehan Murat awards basic design engineering services assignment for the Beyhan II Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant in Turkey to Pöyry

Vantaa, Finland, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalehan Murat Enerji Üretim A.S. has awarded Pöyry with the basic design engineering services assignment for the Beyhan II Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) project in Turkey. The assignment includes preparation of basic design … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers awarded ERC Consolidator Grants

ZURICH, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two researchers from the University of Zurich have been awarded lucrative Consolidator Grants: The European Research Council has awarded funds to Prof. Daniel Moeckli, whose research focuses on the interplay between people’s sovereignty and the rule … Read the full press release

Ocean Yield to acquire three suezmax crude tankers with 10-year bareboat charters to Nordic American Tankers Limited

Lysaker, Norway , 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ocean Yield ASA (“Ocean Yield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has agreed to acquire three suezmax crude tankers with 10-year bareboat charters to Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT”). The … Read the full press release

P2P Investment Loan Platform Enters Blockchain Sector with ICO Launch

Essex, UK, 05-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fast Invest is excited to announce the launch of its native cryptocurrency token (FIT) during their upcoming ICO launched on December 4th. The FinTech company has been operating since 2015 in the investment loan … Read the full press release

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Skanska signs EUR 200M green multi-currency revolving credit facility to back up its Green Projects

STOCKHOLM, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a EUR 200M green multi-currency revolving credit facility. The facility carries a tenor of 2 years with an option for a 1-year extension. The facility is signed by Skanska Financial Services, with the … Read the full press release

Skanska signs with Duke University to build the Hollows West Campus Residence Hall in Durham, North Carolina

STOCKHOLM, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with Duke University to build the Hollows West Campus Residence Hall in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The final phase of the contract is worth USD 61M, about SEK 520M, which will … Read the full press release

E-commerce company GoShopping becomes part of the family at Egmont-owned Bageren og Kokken

Egmont’s Nordic e-commerce company Bageren og Kokken takes over GoShopping. The merger of the two companies secures a leading position in the online market for kicthenware and robots for domestic use COPENHAGEN, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a growing market with … Read the full press release

ETH researchers developed biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria

ZURICH, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ETH researchers have developed a biocompatible ink for 3D printing using living bacteria. This makes it possible to produce biological materials capable of breaking down toxic substances or producing high-purity cellulose for biomedical applications. There will … Read the full press release

St Andrews and Newcastle Universities: breakthrough in catalysis research could lead to clean diesel engine technology

Fife, Scotland, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A breakthrough in catalysis research by academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Newcastle could lead to the development of clean diesel engine technology and help combat air pollution. Catalysis is an important process … Read the full press release

REE: Spanish peninsula electrical energy demand for November 2017: 20,886 GWh; 1.1% higher YoY

MADRID, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The demand for electrical energy on the Spanish peninsula in the month of November is estimated at 20,886 GWh, a value 1.1% higher than that registered in the same month last year. After factoring in the … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy unveils new geared turbine SG 4.2-145 as part of the new geared turbine platform Siemens Gamesa 4.X

First SGRE wind turbine launching, “One Segment/One Technology” philosophy New onshore model rated at 4.2 megawatts with 145-meter rotor, with 21% more AEP Offshore DD platform with167-meter rotor achieves 20% increase in AEP Wind Service to support multi-brand service solutions … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to supply close to 1 GW at three offshore wind power plants in Denmark

The company will install 113 SG 8.0-167 DD turbines at three offshore wind farms. Zamudio, Spain, 04-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected today by Vattenfall to supply close to 1 GW at three offshore wind … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa receives major order from Orange Renewable for the EPC construction of 200-MW wind farm in Poovani, India

This agreement is a positive development for the company in the Indian market in the wake of the temporary slowdown The company will install 100 of its G114-2.0 MW wind turbines, specifically designed for the low-wind sites typical of India … Read the full press release