Mamma Mia Dubai Welcomes Ramadan 2014 in Style with Traditional Dining Offers

One of the finest restaurants located on Dubai Marina, Mamma Mia Ristorante & Pizzeria, has welcomed Ramadan 2014 this week with a myriad of special deals celebrating Iftar and Suhoor.  Residents of Dubai are invited to share the ceremonial breaking of the fast with loved ones in the beautiful surroundings of the Mamma Mia indoor restaurant for an unbeatable price.  From sunset throughout the holy month, Mamma Mia are serving an Iftar of sumptuous Arabic and Italian dishes and traditional beverages for just 79aed or 49aed for children 12 years and under.  Situated in the prestigious Radisson Blu hotel with stunning views across Dubai Marina and of the majestic Burj Khalifa, Mamma Mia ( is the premier destination for fasting guests to watch the sunset and start their Iftar from 7pm.  With a mouth-watering selection of authentic Middle Eastern delights, the buffet also includes some delicious Italian specialities for something a bit different during Ramadan.  All traditional Arabic drinks are included in the price, making Mamma Mia’s Iftar offering one of the most competitive deals in the city.        Nadia M’hamdi, General Manager of Mamma Mia, says, “Each night this Ramadan Mamma Mia will be serving a respectful Iftar buffet, overflowing with Arabic and Italian fare.  We understand the importance of family and community spirit during the holy month, and groups of all sizes are welcome at our inviting restaurant.  As a family-friendly zone, Mamma Mia welcomes people of all ages, faiths and nationalities to enjoy the traditional cuisine.” The Iftar buffet will contain some of the Middle Eastern dishes Mamma Mia are renowned for; the spicy meat grills, tantalising Arabic wraps and salads and authentic local desserts.  The Iftar will also have a Mediterranean flavour, with some international offerings such as pizza and pasta, loved across the globe – especially by the kids.  Guests can also help themselves to a range of traditional Arabic beverages (, tea and coffee for the duration of the Iftar while gathering to enjoy the beauty of Ramadan. The restaurant is also catering to tourists throughout the Ramadan period, who may not be taking part in the fast, by offering their takeaway and delivery service during daylight hours.  Mamma Mia will also be showing all World Cup games on their big screen, and are running an exciting Fiesta Brazil promotion for all diners for the duration of the competition.  If any guests can predict the end score of the live game, the winner and their whole table will have their whole bill taken care of – absolutely nothing to pay just for guessing the score!    Nadia M’hamdi adds, “Mamma Mia has everything you need for the perfect Iftar: comfortable surroundings, sought-after location, delicious delicacies and an unrivalled view.  At just 79aed, we guarantee you won’t find an Iftar with those supreme qualities at one of the city’s hotspots for less.” To find out more about Mamma Mia Dubai or to book the Iftar offer, visit their website:

Mamma Mia Serves up Sensational Salads and Pasta in the UAE Heat

The temperature in Dubai is currently reaching peaks well above 40°C and the hot summer can often feel long and drawn out for the desert-laced country. Tourists and locals seek refuge during the sizzling summer months and as one of Dubai’s foremost restaurants, located inside the Radisson Blu Hotel, Mamma Mia is the ideal location to indulge in light, fresh pastas and salads to cool the palette and fulfil the appetite after a long day exploring the city in the sweltering heat. Located on the renowned, picturesque Dubai Marina, Mamma Mia boasts an exquisite location alongside delectably delicious dishes. It is well known for its sumptuous, hearty Italian fare, including traditionally made stone baked pizzas and Arabic favourites. On overwhelmingly hot days, the restaurant also has numerous appetising options that provide a light, clean, fresh taste. Indulging in simple but satisfying salads and tasty pastas, diners can take refuge in the ambience of the restaurant which includes an olive tree at the centre and refreshing air conditioning. Nadia M’hamdi, General Manager of Mamma Mia, said, “Many people flock to Dubai for the warm weather but they sometimes underestimate how scorching the summer months can be, particularly if you are not accustomed to such heat. Being dehydrated and overly hot can really affect appetite. Most people eat less during the summer or they understandably want to eat meals that are smaller, simpler and more refreshing for the palette. Mamma Mia is well equipped to deal with the summer and we have a menu full of delicious pastas and salads that are perfect in this warm weather!” Mamma Mia provides a wide assortment of versatile dishes with nine salad options and seven pasta dishes available as well as an array of iced drinks and desserts to cool the taste buds. Guests can indulge in creamy Fettuccine Bosciaiola di Pollo or a traditional refreshing Greek salad before bracing the heat once again. An assortment of Arabic options for those who prefer to try local fare includes light and easy Tabouleh with its zesty flavours, and a selection of authentic ice creams and fruits. Nadia M’hamdi added, “Traditionally summer is for lighter, fresher meals but for those that still feel in the mood for spicy lamb kebabs or huge, hearty pizzas, the option is always there! The ambience is suited to whatever food you are hankering for so you can just sit back, relax and soak up the sun.” To find out more about Mamma Mia and view their menus, visit

Mamma Mia Perfectly Situated to Cater for Special Events and Corporate Parties in the Capital

Mamma Mia, one of Dubai’s foremost eating establishments is ideally situated to offer an intriguing atmosphere with a delectable fusion of Italian and Arabic cuisine. Those celebrating special occasions in the capital or corporate parties looking for private hire and function catering ( are invited to exploit the restaurant’s offerings whilst enjoying its coveted location in the heart of Dubai Marina. Catering for special occasions and private functions, such as wedding parties, birthdays and business meetings, the restaurant’s versatility enables it to create intimate, personalised spaces or extravagant, memorable affairs tailor made to suit every guest’s needs. Highly trained chefs prepare traditional Middle Eastern delicacies or sumptuous Italian feasts depending on the party’s requirements. Private and valet parking ensures that guests are offered convenience and easy access to the destination. Nadia M’hamdi, General Manager said, “Mamma Mia is ideal for any special occasion because of its ambience.We know that each group of guests are coming for a different reason, perhaps a Christmas or birthday celebration or a friendly get together, so we are happy to personalise the experience and meet the expectations of each party.” For those embroidered into the fabric of fast-paced corporate life who prefer an office meeting, Mamma Mia ( delivers its function delicacies to the doors of Dubai’s businesses. Able to cater to smaller parties of ten to a roomful of hundreds, irresistible Italian pizzas and pastas can be provided as well as spicy Middle Eastern kebabs and grills. Ms M’hamdi, continues, “We have something for everybody; a small event, a huge event, an intimate celebration, a corporate lunch or dinner. There’s so much choice so whether guests enjoy traditional Arabic foods or Italian cuisine, everyone can be happy. We are happy to assist with creating personalised menus, ensuring that enough food is ordered to keep everybody full and assisting with all the details so that everything goes ahead perfectly. We are proud of our food and of our reputation within Dubai as one of the hottest celebratory venues.” To find out more about the range of Arabic and Italian food available during private functions and for special occasions, visit Mamma Mia’s website:

Lucky Eyes' Circle of Life sets off celeb selfies

As temperatures are set to cool back down in the coming weeks, one look at some celebrity wives' Instagram stream or twitter account can heat a shivering body right back up again. 2014 has been the year of economic recovery, of phenomenal flooding in the wettest winter, followed by a scorching summer. It's also the year when a celebrity selfie garnered over a million retweets ( on twitter. Whilst many celebrities use selfies to show off their bikini bodies, even the subtlest of jewellery can make a statement. Lucky Eyes' Circle of Life necklace ( frames the face and sets off delicate collarbones whilst making a statement about love and commitment. Sported by celebrities in very public marriages, the architectural design is an emblem of eternity. Eye-catching and simple, the necklace creates a pronounced "WOW" on any woman's chest. Unlike heavy and bold jewellery, the Circle of Life range can be worn anywhere, any time. Previously comprising of sterling silver and gold vermeil options, recently Sue Deveci, creator of the  Circle of Life range, has added a 9ct gold ring; necklaces; and bracelets in 18ct solid white gold, yellow gold or rose gold. As a charming and symbolic gift option, the circle of Life collection is one of Lucky Eyes' bestsellers, with some buyers owning the full range to complement every outfit. Deveci said, "I've dedicated time to researching jewellery trends by scrutinising many celebrity selfies, but seeing your own work in them is a real buzz!" Accompanying the wearer to a gym session or throughout the night, the delicate circles add a spot of sparkle to enhance any look; simple and stylish, vampy or classic and anything in between. Available as a bracelet, necklace or ring, the small elegant charm is full of meaning; symbolising eternal love and unity. See the sun come up through different eyes, as tiny diamonds catch the light and speak of eternity. To see the Circle of Life range or other special and simple creations by Lucky Eyes, please see their site at About Lucky Eyes Lucky Eyes was established in London by Sue Deveci , a professional construction engineer, with a dream of combining the structural simplicity of architecture with decorative elements of contemporary design. Drawing on her experience in the design industry and her own family’s heritage in fashion and textiles, and successfully merging this with her own passion for statement jewellery, Sue has established a reputation for her ability to create unique, intricately designed and elegant  jewellery.

Elekta announces intention to acquire RTA, a leading distributor in Poland

With the incidence of cancer in Poland expected to increase by almost 19 percent between 2012 and 2025*, the need for treatment equipment will escalate accordingly. Today Poland has just over 100 linear accelerators (linacs) used to deliver radiation therapy to treat cancer, but according to E Rosenblatt MD, et al**, the optimal number of linacs for country is almost 200. “The acquisition of RTA would optimally position Elekta to capture the opportunities for the growth of radiation therapy in Poland,” says Niklas Savander, President and CEO of Elekta. “Developing the multi-year relationship we have with RTA into the establishment of an Elekta office, is an important step on our path to higher growth.” Acquiring RTA is expected to add approximately 0.3 percent to Elekta’s revenues on an annual basis. Once approved, the transaction is expected to be EPS accretive on an annual basis. Once the agreement has been signed and approved, a three-year earn out component between seller and Elekta is expected. Closing will take place in January 2015. RTA will then change its name to Elekta and will be a wholly-owned subsidiary. * GLOBOCAN 2012 (** Radiotherapy capacity in European countries: an analysis of the Directory of Radiotherapy Centres (DIRAC) database, Lancet Oncol 2006; 7: 584–95 ( # # # For further information, please contact:Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta ABTel: +31 653 561 242, e-mail: gert.vansanten@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeJohan Andersson, Director, Investor Relations, Elekta ABTel: +46 702 100 451, e-mail: johan.andersson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeThe above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 07:30 CET on August 25, 2014.About ElektaElekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website:

Arise is planning a refinancing of bond loan 2012/2015

In March 2012, Arise AB (publ) issued a three-year senior and unsecured bond of SEK 350 million (ISIN: SE0004518769). Under the terms of the bond, maturing on 23 March 2015, there is an opportunity for early voluntary redemption. The company plans to exercise this right in connection with a refinancing of the bond by issuing a new bond in the Nordic bond market and has appointed ABG Sundal Collier and Swedbank to investigate the possibilities and conditions for such refinancing. Holders of the bonds are requested to contact ABG Sundal Collier or Swedbank for further information. The planned new bond issue will be labelled as “green”. DNV GL has provided a Second Party Opinion, based on the Green Bond Principles. Although the proceeds are not traceable to specific projects, the bond is assessed as in line with the spirit behind the Green Bond Principles (GBP), which is to “enable capital-raising and investment for new and existing projects with environmental benefits”. Arise is a company whose sole purpose is to develop and own wind farms and as such is dedicated to the realization of environmental benefits, through low-carbon electricity. Halmstad, 25 August 2014 ARISE AB (publ) For further information, please contact Linus Hägg, Head of Corporate Finance, Arise AB, +46 702 448 916, Peter Nygren, CEO of Arise AB, +46 706 300 680 ABG Sundal Collier, Fixed income, +46 8 566 286 40. Swedbank, Credit Sales, +46 8 700 93 48. The information contained herein constitutes information which Arise AB is legally required to publish under the Swedish Securities Market Act (2007:528) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was released for publication at 09.00 a.m. on 25 August 2014.

Blue Canyon Holdings owns 98.3 per cent of the shares and votes in Cision at the end of the acceptance period

The offer from Blue Canyon Holdings AB (“Blue Canyon Holdings”), controlled by GTCR Investment X AIV Ltd., to the shareholders of Cision AB (publ) (“Cision”) initially expired on 5 August 2014 (the “Offer”). Blue Canyon Holdings announced on 6 August 2014 that the conditions for the Offer have been satisfied and that the Offer will be completed in accordance with its conditions. At the same time the acceptance period was extended. On 6 August 2014, it was announced that Blue Canyon Holdings owned approximately 97.4 per cent of the shares and votes in Cision. At the end of the extended acceptance period, 134,450 shares had been tendered in the Offer, corresponding to approximately 0.9 per cent of the shares and votes in Cision. Blue Canyon Holdings has not acquired any shares outside the Offer during the acceptance period of the Offer. Blue Canyon Holding’s total holding of shares in Cision at the end of the acceptance period was 14,650,363 shares, corresponding to approximately 98.3 per cent of the shares and votes in Cision. Settlement to shareholders who have accepted the Offer up until 20 August 2014 is expected to begin around 28 August 2014. Cision has, as previously announced, been delisted from NASDAQ OMX Stockholm as from 25 August 2014 and Blue Canyon Holdings will initiate compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares in Cision. Information about the OfferFor information about the Offer, please see Further informationFor media questions, please contact:Martin Petersson, Hallvarsson & HalvarssonPhone: +46 709 71 12 91E-mail: This press release was submitted for publication on 25 August 2014 at 10:00 (CET). Important noticeThis is a translation of the original Swedish language press release. In the event of discrepancies, the original Swedish wording shall prevail. Offer restrictionsThe Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Offer requires that any additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish law. This press release and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being published in or distributed to or into and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country in which the distribution or offering would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any law or regulation in such country. Any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by Blue Canyon Holdings. Any purported acceptance of the Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions may be disregarded. The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the Internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or of any facility of national security exchange, of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa, and the Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. Accordingly, this press release and any documentation relating to the Offer are not being and should not be sent, mailed or otherwise distributed or forwarded in or into Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. Blue Canyon Holdings will not deliver any consideration under the Offer into Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa must not forward this press release or any other document received in connection with the Offer to such persons. Statements in this press release relating to future status or circumstances, including statements regarding future performance, growth and other trend projections and the other benefits of the Offer, are forward-looking statements. These statements may generally, but not always, be identified by the use of words such as “anticipates”, “intends”, “expects”, “believes”, or similar expressions. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of Blue Canyon Holdings and Cision. Any such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Blue Canyon Holdings has no obligation (and undertakes no such obligation) to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except for in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Special notice to shareholders in the United States The Offer described in this announcement is subject to the laws of Sweden. It is important for US securities holders to be aware that this document is subject to disclosure and takeover laws and regulations in Sweden that are different from those in the United States. As applicable, Blue Canyon Holdings will comply with Regulation 14E under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (“Exchange Act”) in connection with the Offer. The Offer is being treated in the United States as one to which the “Tier II” exemption mentioned in Rule 14d-1(d) under the Exchange Act is applicable. Pursuant to an exemption from Rule 14e-5 under the Exchange Act, Blue Canyon Holdings and certain of its Representatives may, from time to time, purchase or make arrangements to purchase shares outside the Offer from the time the Offer was announced until the expiration of the acceptance period of the Offer, including purchases in the open market at prevailing prices or in private transactions at negotiated prices, in each case, outside of the United States and to the extent permitted under the applicable Swedish laws and regulations. Any such purchases will not be made at prices higher than the price of the Offer provided in this announcement unless the price of the Offer is increased accordingly. Any future purchases will be made in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Any such purchases of shares will be disclosed to the extent required by Swedish law or rules or regulations and, if so disclosed, will also be disclosed in the US. NEITHER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY U.S. STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION OR REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THIS OFFER, PASSED UPON THE FAIRNESS OR MERITS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR DETERMINED WHETHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN THE UNITED STATES.

From a single cell to a full nervous system

Journalists are welcome to attend the conference and interview the researchers.Conference: The Developing BrainTime: 4 September 2014 at 08:30-17:00Venue: Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, Karolinska Institutet Campus SolnaProgramme ( conference will focus on the development of the brain from conception, in utero to the early post natal stages. If something goes wrong during this time, it may have major consequences, and many known psychiatric illnesses can be traced back to this period. Schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, bipolar disorder and anxiety syndrome are just a few examples.“The brain is plastic and will adapt to changes. For this reason, it is not enough to know what has gone awry in an adult brain. Instead we must figure out what happened at an earlier stage, and how the brain then adapted to this problem,” says Jens Hjerling-Leffler, researcher of molecular neurobiology at Karolinska Institutet and one of the organisers behind the conference.In later years, ground-breaking discoveries have been made within cellular neuroscience. It used to be scientific dogma that a neuron only contains a single neurotransmitter, which defines its identity. Nicholas Spitzer, Univ. California San Diego, USA, has challenged this idea, and has instead been able to prove that the neurons can actually change their identity by switching the neurotransmitter used to communicate. This discovery has led to a discussion on how various neurons are to be defined. Spitzer will be one of the speakers at the conference.The neurons are not alone in controlling how the nervous system develops and functions. The glial cells, or supporting cells, also play a decisive role. One of the goals for the conference is to highlight the function of the glial cells in the development of the nervous system, and several of the speakers are experts on this type of cells. One of them is William Richardson, Univ. College London, UK, who has proven that a certain type of glial cells are formed over several cycles, and continue to form in adults. These oligodendrocytes provide the neurons with a form of insulation layer, the myelin, which allows signals between cells to travel more rapidly. The glial cells thus increase the efficiency of the neurons.These glial cells also contain substances that are of vital importance for the survival and growth of the neurons. One type of glial cells, which is called astrocytes, also supplies the neurons with cholesterol, which softens the cell membranes. This is necessary to form synapses between neurons.Progenitors are among the first cells in the development of the brain. They have yet to be given a function, and can therefore form many different types of cells. How do they get information about which type of neuron to form, and how many are needed? Stefan Thor at Linköping University has done research on this subject and will present at the conference.If you have any questions, please contact:Research group leader Jens Hjerling-LefflerTel +46 (0)8 - 524 869 74 or +46 (0)70-778 62 01E-mail: Research group leader Gonçalo Castelo-BrancoTel +46 (0)8-524 879 36 or +46 (0)70-091 59 22E-mail: Press Officer Sabina BossiTel +46 (0)8-524 860 66 or +46 (0)70-614 60 66E-mail:

Patheon Announces Launch of Updated Quick to Clinic™ Program

Patheon, the pharmaceutical services business owned by DPx Holdings B.V., announced the launch of its updated program Quick to Clinic™, making it the only CDMO to offer customers an accelerated 12-week clinical trial material program with stability data with a variety of flexible dosage forms. The Quick to Clinic™ offering includes a month of clinical trial stability studies, provides customers access to six flexible dosage forms and decreases the wait time from receipt of API for clinical trial materials for First in Human trials by one month. Patheon customers can now receive high-quality Phase I clinical trial materials in as few as 12 weeks and with stability data, delivering maximum speed without compromising quality. The six Quick to Clinic™ dosage forms offered by Patheon include blend in capsule, API in capsule, blend in bottle, API in bottle, oral liquid and softgel. With expansive resources and expertise, Quick to Clinic™ offers customers the ability to meet their unique scientific requirements with capabilities spanning from formulation development and manufacturing to clinical packaging and distribution. “We are excited about the enhanced Quick to Clinic program and the benefit that it will provide to our  customers,” says Mike Lehmann, President, PDS and Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Patheon. “We are now the only CDMO that can offer customers a 12-week clinical trial program that delivers maximum speed, but does not compromise quality.” Quick to Clinic™ was first launched in 2009, and Patheon has refreshed the program and expanded it to include its sites in Cincinnati, Ohio; Milton Park, U.K.; Tilburg, the Netherlands; and Toronto, Ontario. 

HRH Crown Princess Victoria named Godmother of the all-female Team SCA Crew and Boat

“We are delighted and honored that Crown Princess Victoria is the Godmother of our all-female Team SCA. Like the Crown Princess Victoria, who is a true ambassador for many good causes and an inspiration for many people around the world, we want our all-female team to motivate and inspire others to pursue their dreams and goals. We greatly appreciate the Crown Princess’ support,” says Jan Johansson, President and CEO, SCA. “As 80 percent of SCA’s consumers are women, and we want to enable women to perform in an arena that has normally been reserved for men, we chose an all-female team for our participation in the Volvo Ocean Race.” SCA is working to ensure that women all over the world have the same opportunities as men to fully take part in society – socially, educationally, and professionally. In some countries, for example, access to feminine care products decides whether or not girls can go to school or women can go to work. SCA’s hygiene solutions are valuable enablers in reaching women’s needs globally. The start of the Volvo Ocean Race is in Alicante in October, and Team SCA’s progress in the race can be followed on You can already now watch Team SCA’s preparations for the Volvo Ocean Race in the four episode TV-series “No Ordinary Women” that runs on premier networks in about 30 markets globally throughout 2014 and into 2015. The series debuted July 20 on 7TWO in Australia and YLE in Finland and has been produced by STRIX Television. The series will be shown shortly on TV3 in Sweden.   Picture of Crown Princess Victoria and the Team SCA Crew.

Emergency Nurses Association Announces New Deputy Executive Director Appointments

(August 25, 2014) – The Emergency Nurses Association ( (ENA) today announced the appointment of two new Deputy Executive Directors who will serve on the Senior Leadership Team. Cynthia Meehan joins ENA in the new Deputy Executive Director, Member Relations role. Meehan brings a strong background in association leadership to ENA, focusing the majority of her career on membership and chapter relations. She most recently served as Director of Member Development at Rotary International where she was responsible for the development and execution of strategic membership plans, member communication and marketing strategy and member technology programs. Meehan will provide strategic leadership to ENA’s marketing, member services, component relations and IT departments. She will focus on strategic member initiatives such as member recruitment, retention and engagement. Kathy Szumanski, MSN, RN, NE-BC, moves into the new Deputy Executive Director, Nursing role from her position as the Association’s Chief Nursing Officer. In her new role, Szumanski provides leadership and executive management to the Institute for Emergency Nursing Research (IENR), the Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) and the Institute for Emergency Nursing Education (IENE). She also provides strategic oversight of course operations, the ENA Connection newsletter and conferences. Her clinical nursing expertise is instrumental to product development oversight and strategic leadership.“The two most important aspects of ENA are its members and the profession of emergency nursing. Creating these two new ENA staff positions at the most senior level provides targeted expertise and focus to our most critically important areas. We are thrilled that Cindy and Kathy will be serving as collaborative Deputy Executive Directors,” said ENA Executive Director Susan Hohenhaus, LPD, RN, CEN, FAEN. “Their knowledge and expertise will undoubtedly take ENA’s programs and services to the next level, ultimately increasing the value of ENA membership to emergency nurses around the globe.”

Karolinska Institutet recruits international top innovator and business developer

Alexander von Gabain’s long-term experience and international reputation in academia, biotech industry and institutions facilitating innovation are prone to bolster the “knowledge triangle” that encompasses research, education and business, with the entrepreneur in the driver’s seat. “I am excited that Alexander von Gabain returns to Karolinska Institutet in this new and for Sweden very important function. I am convinced that he, alongside with our talented scientists and external collaborators, will be able to strengthen and unlock the existing innovation output of our university.” says Professor Anders Hamsten, Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet. “Karolinska Institutet is already world-famous for its strong assets in the ‘knowledge triangle‘, and I believe that it will become an innovation trendsetter in the future university landscape.” says Alexander von Gabain. “It is necessary to integrate all competences to enable development to move from the student to the entrepreneur, from research to products, and from the laboratory to the patient.” In 1978, Alexander von Gabain obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg, and then completed his post-doctoral training at the Stanford University Medical Center. In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked at the University of Umeå and Karolinska Institutet, and also served as advisor to pharmaceutical and biotech companies. His own research has resulted in a large number of original articles, book chapters and patents. As Chairman of the Department of Microbiology of the University of Vienna between 1992 and 1998, he was strongly involved in the development of the private-public partnership between Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Vienna at the Vienna Biocentre. In 1998, he co-founded the vaccine company Intercell AG, and as CEO he led this enterprise until it was successfully floated on the Vienna Stock Exchange in 2005. Later, the company merged into the new biotech company Valneva, listed in Paris and Vienna. von Gabain has continued working with business development in the biotech space. In his role as Chairman of the business incubator of the Viennese Universities (Inits), he has contributed to the launch of more than 140 start-up companies. In 2008, he was appointed to the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), which he then chaired between 2011 and 2014. Under his leadership, the EIT has evolved into a high-impact innovation investment fund, today with a 2.8 Bill € budget for the next 7 years. His achievements have been acknowledged with prestigious academic prizes, industrial awards, and honorary memberships in scientific societies, including the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Science. _______________ ¹ The Anglo-Saxon title of Vice-Chancellor is equivalent to the American one of University President For further information, please contact: Claes Keisu, Press Officer, Karolinska InstitutetWork: + 46 8 524 838 92Mobile: + 46 76 215 29 62Email:

Interim Report April-June 2014: Continued focus on customized solutions and cost efficiency

Message from Håkan Ericsson, President and CEO PostNord reported a moderate year-on-year improvement in operating income in the quarter, while still posting a minor loss mainly due to restructuring costs. PostNord’s markets are still experiencing sharp reductions in mail volumes and continued heavy competition within the logistics business. On April 1st, PostNord implemented a new organizational structure. The change process is progressing well including efficiency improvements and cost savings as well as development of customized end-to-end solutions, primarily within the logistics business. Net sales totaled SEK 9,816m, a year-on-year increase of 1%. The increase was mainly due to acquisitions within the logistics business. The mail market continued to decline due to the competition from the digitization. Total mail volumes for the Group declined by 3% year-on-year: 10% in Denmark and 1% in Sweden. Mail volumes were positively impacted during the quarter by mailings related to the EU election in May. Corresponding mail volumes for the first six months declined by 5% in total, of which 11% in Denmark and 3% in Sweden. Group operating income totaled SEK -30m (-90) during the second quarter. The result is explained by the dramatic drop in mail volumes and continued heavy competition within the logistics business, as well as to restructuring costs. Cost savings from the reorganization during the spring will have full impact at the beginning of the second half 2014. Cash flow from operating activities totaled SEK 120m (-50) and was positively impacted by improved working capital. Profitability remains at an unsatisfactory level, and additional cost savings are required to improve earnings and create greater financial value. To succeed in this, it is essential to adapt postal-specific regulations to changes in customer demand. We welcomed the new Postal Act in Denmark, enacted early this year, and we are engaged in an active dialogue in Sweden to achieve the necessary adaptations to Swedish postal regulations that will ensure the ability to maintain good universal postal service in the long term under reasonable economic conditions, despite continued reductions in mail volumes. This is also essential for the achievement of our ambitious environmental goals. Our new organizational structure provides the basis for integrated production activities in each country, which will improve our customized range of services offerings. Together with the improved brand structure, focused on one common brand, we are increasing clarity towards our customers positioning PostNord as a leading Nordic logistics operator with a geographically competitive end-to-end offer. PostNord AB (publ) is required to disclose the above information under the provisions of the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 AM CET on August 26, 2014.


China is the key as Opcon looks to the future · Efforts now initiated to develop the Chinese market and parts of South East Asia and create an industrialised manufacturing base for Opcon Powerbox together with Snowman · Hong Kong Snowman Technology Ltd. second largest owner of Opcon following directed placement of shares · Savings programme now being implemented that will cut annual costs by around SEK 30 million · Reduced loss despite lower sales, loss after tax of SEK –4.8 million (–15.1 m) · Underlying operating loss for Q2 of SEK –1.0 million (–7.4 m) before non-recurring costs First half of 2014, January–June, remaining business · Net sales amounted to SEK 122.3 million (136.7 m) · Operating loss (EBIT) was SEK –10.5 million (–21.8 m) · Loss after tax of SEK –11.0 million (–29.3 m) · Earnings per share SEK –0.03 (–0.09) Q2, April–June, remaining business · Net sales amounted to SEK 54.9 million (62.7 m) · Operating loss (EBIT) was SEK –4.6 million (–12.3 m) · Loss after tax of SEK –4.8 million (–15.1 m) · Underlying operating loss for Q2 of SEK –1.0 million (–7.4 m) before non-recurring costs · Earnings per share SEK –0.01 (–0.05) Significant events after the end of the period · Swedish order for delivery of bioenergy plant worth around SEK 28 million · Declaration of Intent signed with Snowman concerning formation of joint company to develop the Chinese market and create an industrialised manufacturing base for Opcon Powerbox · Order for one Opcon Powerbox ORC and one Opcon Powerbox WST from Snowman as reference equipment for the Chinese market For further information, please contact: · Rolf Hasselström, President and CEO: +46 8 466 45 00, +46 70 594 79 60 · Niklas Johansson, deputy CEO, Investor Relations: +46 8 466 45 11, +46 70 592 54 53 · Claes Palm, deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer: +46 8 466 45 00, +46 70 545 04 95   The information in this report is such that Opcon is obliged to disclose in accordance with Swedish securities markets law and/or Swedish law on trading in financial instruments. This information was released for publication on Tuesday 26 August 2014, at 08.30 (CET).

Com Hem sets a new standard for broadband speed

Com Hem launches a new broadband portfolio as part of its strategy to deliver high-speed broadband to the majority of households and businesses in Sweden. All customers will be able to take advantage of an upgrade to 50 Mbit/s, with no change to their monthly fee. Prices for new subscribers have also been reduced by up to 15 per cent for all speeds across the offering. “New habits and consumer behaviour patterns demand faster broadband speeds. We think every household and business should be entitled to a fast and stable broadband service, and we have the network to realize this vision. Within Sweden, we are not only ahead of all other operators in delivering the fastest broadband service to most households, but now, even our lowest speed is five times faster than those of our competitors.” says Com Hem CEO Anders Nilsson. More than half of Com Hem's new customers opt for broadband speeds above 100 Mbit/s. Data rates that were considered high just a few years ago are barely adequate today, when most households have multiple computers, tablets and smartphones online simultaneously. Another factor is the growth of bandwidth-demanding services such as streaming video. “Our broadband business is a cornerstone of our strategy. Over the last five years, we have invested SEK 2.5 billion in our network. This is the reason you’ll find Com Hem at the very top when a player like Netflix measures the fastest broadband connections in Sweden. The benefits of this investment are now being passed on to our customers in the form of higher speeds and lower prices,” says Anders Nilsson. The new prices and speed will be effective as of August 27th.

Haglöfs RYGGSÄCK N:o 1

As Haglöfs approached its centennial, there was a lot of discussion about how this milestone should be celebrated. It was decided fairly early that the product that would be used for the celebration would be the backpack, since Wiktor Haglöf once upon a time started his business around backpacks. The task of designing this backpack was given to Håkan Nyström and his team in the Hardware business area. When Håkan and his team started to discuss how they would move forward, they quickly agreed on one thing: the backpack must be 100% Made in Sweden, which meant that all of the material, suppliers and production must come from and be carried out in Sweden. In the globalised world in which Haglöfs exists today, this proved to be a major challenge, and a number of issues arose along the way that needed to be solved. The inspiration for RYGGSÄCK N:o 1 was one of the first backpacks that Wiktor Haglöf introduced in 1916, which was at that time called Ryggsäck N:o 6. It was a simple, stylish backpack with a large main compartment and two smaller pockets on the front of the pack. Using this design as a starting point, Haglöfs’ designers and product developers began to work with the new backpack, giving it a modern silhouette and lines that are more in agreement with contemporary aesthetics. Some of the fundamental features of the product that emerged during the design process were that it should be timeless and more or less indestructible, that it should last for at least 100 years and that it should age with dignity. Producing a backpack in 2014 that is 100% Made in Sweden proved to be both easy and difficult – for the same reason: there are not very many suppliers to choose from. For example, there are no manufacturers of zippers, plastic buckles or velcro in Sweden, and several product details that normally do not require a second thought forced the task group to think outside the box. Many of the solutions that were developed were the result of going back in time giving Haglöfs the privilege of working closely with many talented Swedish craftsmen and craftswomen. “We are proud to present RYGGSÄCK N:o 1 – a product that is undeniably worthy of representing our first 100 years. Achieving our lofty goals has been a true challenge, but it is with no doubt in my mind that I can say we have achieved nothing less than a masterpiece,” says Håkan Nyström, head of the Hardware business area. RYGGSÄCK N:o 1 is advanced in its simplicity and packed with technical finesses – but mainly it is made to go the distance, and the intention is for it to be passed on to future generations. There is a label on the inside of the lid and the idea is that each owner will write his/her name and the years he/she used the pack. This will make it possible to follow the backpack’s journey across the generations – maybe even for 100 years. RYGGSÄCK N:o 1 is produced by SACCI in Dalarna – the company that Wiktor Haglöfs’ sons, Rolf and Hans Haglöf, started in the mid-1970s after they sold Haglöfs Ryggsäcksfabrik AB. They continued to work with the production of backpacks and support systems for the military, health care and forestry industry, and they were even at one time a temporary manufacturer of backpacks for Haglöfs. By collaborating with the Haglöf family, the company has not only come full circle but it has also had the opportunity to produce RYGGGSÄCK N:o 1 not far from the place in Dalarna where everything started all those years ago. “Working solely with Swedish suppliers and materials produced in Sweden is a big deal. And to draw the backpack to a close in the way that we did by having the possibility of working with the Haglöf family – and knowing that Wiktor Haglöfs’ son, Hans Haglöf, at the age of 84 has been involved in the production of every backpack, is nothing more than unique,” concludes Håkan Nyström. Text is available for download at For more information, please contact: Sara Skogsberg CuadrasPR & Media Manager+ 46 8 584 400

Falun 2015 is now ISO-certified sustainable event

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 will take place in Falun in February. One of the event’s areas of focus is emphasis on sustainability while respecting environmental, social and economic concerns. In the course of the spring and summer, the project has been audited by the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The results are just in, and Falun2015 has been certified based on the international standard for managing sustainable events, ISO 20121.-  Falun 2015 meets all the prerequisites to carry out a sustainable event. There is no lack of ideas and engagement by those working on the project. Everything seems to be well thought out, and with great focus on sustainability, says Ulrika Jupiter, auditor and product manager at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden. The ISO 20121 standard provides a structure for sustainable working methods through goal-setting, on-going follow-up and constant improvement. The World Championships Organisers will be able to take advantage of the certification to incorporate environmental considerations and social responsibility in their preparations as well as everyday operations.-  The standard helps us set clear environmental and ethical requirements on the handling of transportation, waste and energy. But it also assists us in the management of other products and services, such as food and beverages. It is important that our suppliers and cooperation partners also follow our policy for sustainability, explains Sven von Holst. The SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden considers Falun2015 to be an important channel for reaching out to the public on questions related to sustainability and the environment.-  The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2015 in Falun are expected to reach some 500 million TV viewers, 200 000 spectators and thousands of followers on social media. As such, the event is an excellent forum to spread the message and increase awareness about sustainability. Together we can influence and contribute to a sustainable future, says Ulrika Jupiter. Other ISO 20121 certified events: Olympic Summer Games London 2012City of Malmö as host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013Vätternrundan, a recreational bicycle course around Lake Vättern Text is free from copyright. For further information, please contact: Hans Ahlin, Sustainability Director Falun2015, +46 (0) 73 941 62 65Ulrika Jupiter, auditor and product manager at the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, +46-70 350 58 33

Antique LEDs from BLT Direct Combine Timeless Style with Modern Efficiency

One of the most common complaints of the more modern light bulbs on offer is that they don’t fit within vintage, traditional interior design schemes that many people favour for their homes. Luckily, BLT Direct has the solution to this issue, with a multitude of LED light bulbs in beautiful antique styles – combining the enduring quality and energy efficiency of the LEDs with the timeless, classic aesthetic of vintage lighting solutions. The antique LEDs from Impact are direct retrofits for many of the incandescent lamps that they are intended to replace, slotting perfectly into a myriad of decorative light fittings and fixtures. They are commonly used in chandeliers, wall sconces and table lamps to create an authentic, vintage look befitting of an elegant period drama. Steven Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct, says, “Many people want to embrace the energy-saving technology found in LEDs, but they don’t want the streamlined, modern look that many of today’s bulbs offer. When creating their ideal home space, many people look to something a little more traditional – so we’ve sourced a collection of bulbs that combines the best of both worlds. With all of the ‘green’ credentials of an LED light bulb, and the timeless appearance and colour temperature of an older bulb, this collection from Impact is ideal for those who want to bring a touch of old English class into their home.” The most basic of the bulbs has a 0.9-watt output that is the equivalent of a 10-watt equivalent. The beautiful candle lamp produces a stunning effect from 17 individual LEDs within the bulb – so poor illumination will not be a problem. The bulb has a small Edison Screw base, so it’s compatible with a great number of existing fittings that are popular in domestic settings; there’s no need to splash out on expensive new fixtures to accommodate these beautiful bulbs. The bulbs also pay for themselves over time with the energy savings they offer. The 10-watt equivalent bulb costs just £13.68 to buy outright, but over the course of the bulb’s lifespan, it will save around £21.84 in electricity bills. Not bad for a bulb which is intended to be purely decorative.  There are also a variety of bulbs on offer to suit any demand – there are squirrel cage bulbs, candle lamps, GLS Classic and Globe lamps available so homeowners can create the antique look they’ve always wanted. The lamps also come in a number of base types, with the popular Bayonet Caps and Edison Screws slotting effortlessly into place. For any homeowners wanting to turn their home into an homage to a bygone era, these classy and authentic bulbs are a real must-have. To find out more about BLT Direct and browse the range of Antique LED lights, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter:

UK Based Bathroom Fittings Company Blows Competitors Out The Water With State Of The Art Manufacturing Techniques

A global walk in shower and bath manufacturer is setting new industry standards with its ultra-durable range of bathroom fittings. Using innovative design technology and the highest quality materials, Walk in Showers and Baths ( ships five star factory tested products to customers around the world. Strong, tough and built to last, the trusted British based company is the go-to supplier for home and business owners demanding the highest quality products at the best possible prices. The frame is essentially the skeleton of a walk in bath and is given ample attention by the in-house design team. While powder coated steel frames run the risk of developing internal rust, Walk in Showers and Baths frames are manufactured using stainless steel to ensure rigidity and longevity. All frames are also welded rather than bolted to safeguard the products against any movement. Four layers of high-efficiency fibreglass are used to build up body thickness and create products that are built to last. Compared to their conventional dual layer counterparts, customers choosing products from Walk in Showers and Baths enjoy an exceptional level of quality. As well as strengthening the body itself, Walk in Showers and Baths engineers put a special focus on reinforcing main supporting areas around the corners and back of the seat. Five layers of high-efficiency glass-fibre are used to brace these weak spots while a six layer coat is used to strengthen the floor area. While most walk in baths feature only one layer of gel coat, Walk in Showers and Baths uses an innovative triple layer high gloss gel coat application process designed to create a flawless and durable finish. John Willis, General Manager said, “Many of our competitors use steel frames and a triple layer of fibreglass which in our professional opinion is both insufficient and hardly built to last. At Walk in Showers and Baths we’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products that are guaranteed to stand the test of time. We achieve this by enforcing a stringent frame construction and design process which ensures that every product manufactured in our Telford warehouse carries our company trademarks of quality, durability and value for money.” Attention to detail does not go overlooked, with the company’s in-house designers reinforcing all air jet and water jet holes with a section of marine ply fibreglass applied to the underside of the base. Referred to as the ‘Rolls Royce of walk-in-showers,’ the company’s range of Majestic, Windsor and Royal showers offer buyers first class quality. What other companies consider as extras, Walk in Showers and Baths considers standard. As such, features such as bespoke design, adjustable extension panel, single-handle anti-scald water control, removable handheld 3D showerhead, watertight lifetime guarantee and professional installation are all included at no extra cost. Walk in Showers and Baths ship to countries across the globe including Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. To find out more about Walk in Showers and Baths and browse the range of robust bathroom fittings, visit the website at: Facebook:

Dubai Enjoys Unprecedented Tourism Boom

The UAE’s most populous city is enjoying an unprecedented tourism boom, with Dubai hotels welcoming a record 11 million guests in 2013 alone. This represented an increase of over 1 million visitors from 2012 statistics, meaning the impressive city is well on its way to achieving its 2020 goal of 20 million tourists. Popular restaurant Mamma Mia is the perfect pit stop for hungry holidaymakers, serving up a mouth-watering menu of authentic Italian and Arabic cuisine on Dubai’s famous marina. Located in the prestigious Radisson Blu hotel and overlooking the stunning Dubai Marina, the restaurant is ideally situated for travelling couples, friends, families and individuals looking for a memorable dining experience. As one of Dubai’s most respected dining locations, Dubai Marina is a mecca for travelling foodies and local gourmands alike. Renowned for its hearty Italian fare and authentic Arabic offerings, Mamma Mia is a fantastic dining choice for travellers from all over the world. According to research released from the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the majority of tourists travelled from Saudi Arabia, India, the UK, Russia, Kuwait, Germany, Oman, Iran, China and the USA. The Australian market accounted for the most growth, with numbers surging by a huge 39% from 2012 figures. Nadia M’hamdi, General Manager of Mamma Mia, says, “Dubai is currently experiencing an extraordinary tourism boom and at Mamma Mia, we’re always ready to welcome guests from all over the globe with open arms. Dubai is a big city and what better way to take five and refuel than with a delicious lunch or dinner from our spectacular Dubai Marina location?” Those craving a taste of Europe will love the extensive selection of home cooked pizza and pasta dishes made with the freshest ingredients. From fiery arrabbiata and creamy mushroom fettuccine to crispy primavera slices and the celebrated Mamma Mia special, they are the perfect way to fuel up after a long day exploring the many sights of Dubai. For travellers keen to immerse themselves in local culture, Mamma Mia also offers a range of wonderfully aromatic Middle Eastern delights. Succulent grilled lamb, fragrant chicken, silky smooth hummus, zesty tabouleh and warm flatbreads are just some of the dishes whipped up by the expert team of in-house chefs. Sweet toothed travellers will be in their element with a range of irresistible desserts and drinks. World famous Haagen Daaz ice cream and sorbet is the ideal way to cool down in the stifling Dubai heat while the indulgent range of cakes and mixed Arabic sweets are also incredibly popular.  In addition to delivering on flavour and variety, Mama Mia offers Dubai’s increasing number of visitors exceptional value for money. For those travelling on a budget or with a large family in tow, a leisurely lunch time visit or evening out at Mamma Mia won’t take a huge chunk out of those holiday spends. As Dubai’s tourism numbers continue to soar, Mamma Mia is set to emerge as the go-to restaurant for travellers seeking extraordinary flavour, friendly service and unmatched value for money. To find out more about Mamma Mia Dubai and browse the menu, visit their website at:  

Legionella Control Obtain City & Guilds Accreditation For Range Of Specialist Training Courses

Staying on top of water borne diseases becomes significantly easier this month with the announcement that Legionella Control International has just obtained City & Guilds accreditation for its specialists Legionella training courses (, seminars and practical skills-based workshops. Held both in classroom environments and online, the accredited Legionella training courses cover everything risk managers need to know about the prevention and control of this deadly water borne disease. As a global name in vocational education, City & Guilds brings the highest level of certification to the company’s range of accredited Legionella training courses. The organisation offers over 500 industry specific courses across the UK, with an average annual intake of two million new British students. With the UK's Health & Safety Executive citing insufficient management, lack of training and poor communication as major factors contributing to outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease, educating risk management staff should be of the utmost importance. Jamie Tranter, General Manager at Legionella Control International said, “In order to prevent outbreaks of this serious lung infection, it is essential for risk managers, health and safety staff and engineering contractors to be given the right training in order to develop a complete awareness of the risks and their responsibilities in preventing and managing them. As well as initial training, knowledge should also be kept up to date with regular refresher courses. Our City & Guilds accredited courses offer an easy and accessible platform for risk managers of all levels to receive the specialist training and information they need to safeguard their workplaces against the risk of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak.” Each course has been specially developed to meet the needs of risk managers and contractors working at all levels of technical competence and experience. From company directors and facilities managers to health and safety specialists and engineering staff, the courses are ideal for ensuring those responsible for the control of Legionella related risks stay educated and competent. Every accredited Legionella training course is delivered by industry veterans with several years of experience in the sector of Legionella control. As well as City & Guilds accreditation, Legionella Control International training courses are also approved by the Legionella Control Association (LCA), the main industry body. This gives course attendees the absolute peace of mind that they are receiving the highest standard of training the industry has to offer. Courses include Legionella Awareness: Hot and Cold Water Services and Other Risk Systems; Responsible Person: Control of Legionella Bacteria in Hot & Cold Water Services and Other Risk Systems, and Legionella Refresher Training. UK courses are delivered at locations across the country in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Bracknell, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Central London, Manchester and Newcastle. International attendees are also welcome to join via the online sessions. For those with specific training needs, Legionella Control International offers a bespoke City & Guilds accredited course creation service. To find out more about London Legionella Control International, visit the website at:   Twitter: Google+:

Shweebo Announces Site Improvements Designed To Optimise Customer Experience

Fans of Shweebo’s international package forwarding service ( are in for a treat with the company announcing a back end overhaul specially engineered to optimise the customer experience. While the recent digital makeover focused on polishing website aesthetics, the new tweaks put the spotlight on usability and ease of navigation. The developments have been months in the making and draw on the digital expertise of Shweebo’s in-house team of tech gurus. Josh Burnley, Owner and CEO said, “We’re committed to making the online shopping and delivery experience as simple and stress free as possible and are always looking at new ways to enhance the customer experience. Our recent digital revamp was the first step and we’ve now followed up with a range of back end and customer portal improvements that make the Shweebo website simpler, cleaner and more user friendly than ever before.”  Launched in November 2013, Shweebo has rapidly built itself a legion of customers who can’t get enough of the revolutionary borderless shipping service. The company puts an end to sky-high international shipping charges and incompatible addresses, instead providing its customers with a US address from which ordered goods can be shipped to worldwide international addresses at an affordable cost. This gives residents from all corners of the globe the opportunity to shop at their favourite US stores without any of the financial or administrative obstacles. Clean, simple and delightfully easy to use, the new service brings a fresh new look and feel to the customer portal. This makes it easier than ever to place orders, update details, track packages and customise preferences. For those demanding the very best in customer service, Shweebo has introduced the innovative new Shopper’s Assist service. The fully functional feature allows Shweebo to place orders on behalf of customers, enabling customers who only have foreign credit cards to purchase items from US online shopping sites.. Josh Burnley said “This service is great for those customers that do not have a US based credit card as well as the customer that is looking for hard to find items and exclusive in store products. For customers that don’t have time to make the purchases and track them themselves, Shweebo can purchase the products for them and then safely deliver these products directly to their international address.” The continuous improvements to the site are a testament to Shweebo’s customer focussed philosophy and reinforce the underlying company motto of ‘’ Shweebo membership is free for a basic package, $20 one-time fee for Shweebo+ and $60 one-time fee for ShweeboBiz. To find out more about Shweebo and start exploring the optimised new site, visit:

For the third year running IFS is identified as the leading supplier of EAM software for the Oil & Gas industry

In its new publication “Enterprise Asset Management and Field Service Management, Global Market Research Study, Market Analysis and Forecast through 2018,” ARC Advisory Group recognizes IFS as the leading supplier to the global oil and gas industry.  ARC Research Director for Enterprise Software and report author, Ralph Rio commented on IFS’s ability “to rapidly develop new components quickly and efficiently to ensure that the application continues to provide the deep functionality needs of the end user.” He also noted that IFS Applications is designed “for easy integration with other applications—essential when working in large global engineering/construction and service-based organizations.” “The leading position IFS commands in the oil and gas market has been confirmed once again by this latest study by ARC,” said Knut Møystad, IFS Industry Director for Oil & Gas. “IFS Applications continues to be the preferred solution for the Oil & Gas and Offshore industries in general, providing unique capabilities to ensure the asset integrity that is so business-critical to enterprises in this sector.” IFS is one of the world’s leading providers of business software to large and midsize companies within the oil and gas industry. For more than 20 years, IFS has worked closely with leading EPCI contractors, drilling contractors, system/equipment suppliers and asset/plant owners to ensure our solutions meet the oil and gas industry’s stringent requirements. With over 400 customers in the project and asset-oriented market using IFS solutions today, our strategic focus on the oil and gas industry is evidenced in both deep industry expertise and a solid track record. IFS offers flexible, component-based project-driven business solutions that manage the entire lifecycle of contracts, projects, assets and services. Customers include: Technip, Seadrill, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service, Rowan Companies, Odfjell Drilling, Agility Group, Babcock Engineering Services, Heerema Fabrication Group, Archer, Apply, Hertel Group, Rosenberg WorleyParsons, BW Offshore, Semco Maritime, Reinertsen, VARD, PGS, Wellstream, Hamworthy, ShawCore, Icon Engineering, and Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. For more information on ARC’s findings, visit to view an overview or obtain the full‐length report.

IFS Applications receives Type Approval certificate from DNV GL

DNV GL has found that the solution for planned machinery maintenance in IFS Applications 8 complies with its standard for DNV Rules for Classification of Ships and DNV Offshore Service Specifications for onboard use on DNV-classified vessels. This certification allows IFS customers to secure additional benefits, including lower overall project costs related to classification and certification.For more than 20 years, IFS has worked closely with companies in the global oil and gas industry. With more than 400 project- and asset-oriented companies using IFS Applications for enterprise asset management, enterprise resource planning and more, IFS brings both deep industry expertise and a solid track record to the industry.DNV GL Senior Engineer Thomas Knödlseder said, “The DNV Type Approval is an important tool for customers to ensure that the product satisfies the quality standards that DNV benchmarks. We are very happy that IFS has undergone this certification process, with which we are completely satisfied.”Commenting on the DNV GL approval, IFS Scandinavia CEO Glenn Arnesen said, “The seal of approval that this certification entails is very important to us and to our customers in the industry. The Type Approval Certificate is a testament to our commitment to this industry and ensures that our solution continues to stay at the forefront, bringing additional value to our customers.”

IFS develops employee rotation solution for the oil and gas industry

Human resource management and planning in the oil and gas industry has long been characterized by a large number of local HR policies, making it a challenge for global companies to comply with national rules and regulations. Traditionally, staffing and employee rotation in the oil and gas industry have been a complex task managed by ad-hoc, customized, or third-party solutions. To address this need, IFS is launching a new module for staffing and rotation planning as an integrated part of IFS Applications, ensuring efficient support for offshore operations. The new IFS solution will provide companies with the ability to dynamically handle day-to-day planning of offshore staff while ensuring full compliance with industry standards. The solution offers the following benefits: ·A de facto industry standard solution for planning and tracking mission-critical HR data ·Functionality fully integrated with the IFS Applications ERP suite IFS Scandinavia CEO Glenn Arnesen said, “IFS’s commitment to expanding its position in the oil and gas industry is reflected in this strategic cooperation with our customers Odfjell and Archer. Their insight and collaboration is enabling us to develop a new industry solution for HR and rotation that aligns to their needs to operate effectively while complying with both industry standards and those of their own company. It is a great example of how we work together with industry-leading companies to deliver added value to our customers. Planning is critical to increase efficiency in offshore operations, and the new staffing and rotation solution fills an obvious gap in the market place. We are confident that it will be well received by the broader oil and gas industry.” “To support the unique HR requirements in our industry, we needed a staffing and rotation solution that is fully integrated in our IFS Applications solution,” said Tor Tjeldnes, CIO Odfjell Drilling. “We want this collaboration to deliver a comprehensive Rotation planning solution fully integrated in IFS Applications.” “We see clear benefits from having a staffing and rotation planning solution fully integrated with our ERP system,” Archer HR Director, Knut Dolmen, said. “Effectively managing employees spread out at sites subject to local regulations is an essential part of our operations, and we are confident that by working directly with IFS we will develop a true best-practice solution to support this.”

Only-Apartments Reveals Top 5 2014 European Travel Destinations

While sun, sand and beachside hotels are hugely popular, recent statistics released by ABTA have revealed that European city breaks are now on par. Both options accounted for 41% of top 10 British holiday types, followed by mountain retreats, music festivals and sporting holidays. According to Only-apartments, the European leader in short term holiday rentals, the trend for city living isn’t going to slow down any time soon. Alon Eldar, CEO of Only-apartments said, “Staying in the heart of the city is the perfect way for travellers to immerse themselves in the culture of their chosen destination. While central hotels can be extremely expensive, we make an authentic inner city experience possible with our huge selection of holiday apartments in major European cities and hidden gems alike.” Ljubljana has been pegged by several leading travel magazines as one of 2014’s hottest city break destinations. The forward thinking Slovenian capital is renowned as one of the greenest cities in Europe, offering visitors a chic daytime café culture and lively nightlife scene. This year, Ljubljana celebrates its 2000 year Emona anniversary which will see the city come to life with a 12 month itinerary of Roman themed events. Only-Apartments currently lists 31 apartments in the up and coming Slovenian capital, with prices for a four person studio starting at just £31 per night. Oozing traditional French charm, the beautiful city of Toulouse is another of Europe’s hidden treasures. The pink tinged stone buildings give the streets a whimsical feel while the fascinating collection of museums, galleries and churches are made for exploring. As expected, the restaurant scene is sublime, not to mention refreshingly affordable compared to the tourist hubs of Paris and Nice. Christened by travel critics as ‘the Paris of the East,’ the Latvian city of Riga is one of Europe’s most underrated metropolises. The Art-Nouveau architecture and Unesco World Heritage listed Old Town give the city a timeless appeal while the bustling night life and five star restaurant scene keep visitors well entertained. Blending big-city swagger with traditional Icelandic allure, Reykjavík has emerged as a hugely popular destination with British holidaymakers. With the summer months bringing 22 hours of daylight, it’s the perfect place to soak up Vitamin D while exploring the wealth of trendy cafes, bars and galleries. Nature lovers can venture further afield to the spectacular geothermal pools and snow-capped mountains. Vibrant and trendy, Budapest is an intriguing blend of old and new. The Hungarian capital is famous for its food and wine which make it the ideal destination for travellers on the search for a decadent city break. Peppered with art nouveau, baroque, neoclassical and eclectic architecture, the city is a history lover’s delight.  And with 934 Only-Apartment accommodation options to choose from, visitors are spoilt for choice!  With magnificent architecture, gourmet cuisine and cosmopolitan culture, it’s easy to see why an increasing number of British holidaymakers are choosing cobblestones and art galleries over beaches and deck chairs. To find out more about Only-Apartments and browse the complete range of apartments available in the mentioned cities, visit the website at:

Cybercom chosen for Tele2's M2M ecosystem

"Cybercom complements us in our M2M business. One of the main drivers of Tele2's success is that we quickly realised the global aspect of M2M and the dependence on a strong partner program to address our desired customer segments. We are impressed by Cybercom's credentials, experience and expertise in connected citizen, eHealth and connected industry, and in smart houses and cars etc. They provide clear value in our market offering, in which both partners complement each other," says Rami Avidan, Head of Tele2 M2M Global Solutions. Cybercom conducts significant business in the field of eHealth, with assignments in areas such as online social counselling, encrypted e-mail and remote care/remote patient monitoring (RPM). Cybercom develops and manages the Swedish HSA catalogue, which is a central database with permissions for secure identification and information about the entire Swedish health care organisation, people and organisational units. Cybercom is also part of the committee responsible for the standardisation of service chain processes in technology-enabled health care, which includes a new digital standard for safety alarms within the EU. "eHealth is an area of focus for Cybercom. The solutions of the connected world can be of great benefit to the community, especially in chronic illness, remote care and care for the elderly. As an advisor and service provider, we play an important role in enabling users to obtain a better quality of life, remain independent and be able to participate actively in the community. With our expertise and experience we contribute to the important collaboration between research, society and business, and drive the development of eHealth in the right direction," says Joakim Börjesson, Head of eHealth, Cybercom. "We are very pleased about the partnership with Tele2. Together we can offer the market specific and secure services in M2M. Our vision is to be our clients' strategic business partner in the connected world, and I view our partnership as affirmation of our success in this," says Daniel Elofsson, KAM Tele2, Cybercom.

Diaverum promotes strong network for Holiday Dialysis patients

Holiday Dialysis meeting a platform for patient-focused choice in travellingMunich, 26 August 2014 – With Diaverum Holiday™, an experienced travel platform, Diaverum, one of the world’s leading product independent integrated renal care providers, is promoting a strong network for Holiday Dialysis patients globally. For the second time, Patient Associations, specialised travel agencies and patients will be hosted by Diaverum with the aim to boost patient empowerment when it comes to taking a holiday.    Promoting the easy access to a holiday for renal patients is a mission in itself. Building and maintaining a strong network between patients, Patient Associations, specialised travel agencies and the Diaverum kidney centres where patients can be treated abroad, is key to making Holiday Dialysis work. By establishing Diaverum Holiday™, Diaverum has already set the foundation — around 5,000 patients (or more than 29,000 treatments) enjoyed a holiday the Diaverum way in 2013, and the number is increasing in 2014. For the second time, Diaverum is to host a meeting for representatives of national and international renal Patient Associations, patients and specialised travel agencies to discuss how to build a patient-focused, individualized travel offering in a global world. “Dialysis has a high impact on the daily life of renal patients. Not only because of the time of treatment but also because of the limited renal function with dialysis. Enjoying some days off and breaking the daily and illness-related routines is a relief. The possibility for dialysis during holiday really contributes to the quality of life for patients,” explains Drs. Hans Bart, Director Dutch Kidney Patient Association NVN. Diaverum has a clear patient focus. Meeting patients’ needs means finding solutions to the healthcare and lifestyle demands of an ever-increasing number of chronically ill patients. “We are proud that so many experienced partners join the network and team up for this challenge,” states André Freitas, Global Lead Holiday Dialysis at Diaverum. “We are fostering a global network for patients’ sake. Taking a holiday should never again be a hassle that patients rarely want to take on!” The Diaverum Annual Holiday Dialysis Meeting will take place in Cascais, Portugal on 17-18 September 2014. Follow us on Twitter #DiaverumHoliday Press ContactChristine BuchbergerDirector Marketing & Product PRE-mail: Christine.Buchberger@diaverum.comPhone: +49 89 45 2444 139Mobile: + 49 160 47 00 622 About DiaverumDiaverum is a global integrated renal care provider with a clear patient focus. As one of the world’s leading renal care providers we stand for excellent medical quality, renal care services and a patient-centred research. Being product-independent also gives us the flexibility to offer individual treatments for the individual needs of our patients and by coordinating our patients’ healthcare needs, we are improving their quality of life. At the same time we are creating value in the healthcare system by optimising the use of healthcare budgets — for the benefit of the patient and the society. Our experience in renal care dates back more than 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, under the former name Gambro Healthcare, defining our Swedish roots. Today almost 8,000 employees care for more than 26,000 patients in 18 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. The corporate office is located in Munich, Germany.

BillerudKorsnäs invests for growth

The BillerudKorsnäs Board of Directors has today approved an investment of approximately SEK 900 million in the Frövi and Rockhammar mills. The investment targets increased capacity and improved quality of the output cartonboard and liquid packaging board.  · We have set an ambitious growth agenda for BillerudKorsnäs. For the business area Consumer Board the strategy is profitable volume growth. This investment is an important part of realising that strategy. – says Per Lindberg, CEO of BillerudKorsnäs . The investment includes a rebuild of the board machine at the Frövi mill as well as a capacity upgrade of the Rockhammar pulp mill. After completion in 2017, the investment will bring the Frövi mill to an output of 550 000 t/a of high quality cartonboard and liquid packaging board and the Rockhammar mill up to 150 000 t/a of CTMP. After the investment, BillerudKorsnäs will operate the largest machine for production of cartonboard and liquid packaging board integrated to chemical pulp in the world. · The demand for BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard and liquid packaging board is increasing. Through this investment we will maintain and strengthen our competitiveness and deliver on the increasing demands on our products and services, and thereby achieve sustainable growth within our business area Consumer Board. – says Ulf Eliasson, Senior Vice President Consumer Board BillerudKorsnäs long term estimate for capital expenditure is for capex to be in line with depreciation i.e. approximately SEK 1400 million per year. The Frövi and Rockhammar investments imply that BillerudKorsnäs will exceed previous guidance for capex with approximately SEK 150 million for 2014 and that the capex level will be above the depreciations also for the coming two years. For further information, please contact:Per Lindberg, President and CEO, +46 8 553 335 00Ulf Eliasson, SVP Consumer Board, + 46 26 15 10 00 The information in this press release is such that BillerudKorsnäs AB (publ) is obliged to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act and was submitted for publication at 14:00 CET on 26 August 2014. This release has been prepared in both a Swedish and an English version.

Nordic Nanovector AS: The Board appoints Mr. Luigi Costa as new CEO

The Board of Nordic Nanovector is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Luigi Costa as new CEO of the Company. Mr. Costa has over 20 years of international pharmaceutical and biotech experience.Most recently he held the position of Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa for Onyx Pharmaceuticals, a global biopharmaceutical company based in South San Francisco, California. He was responsible for the startup of the Company’s international organization and for the pre-launch and launch of its Hematology potential blockbuster Kyprolis outside the US. Prior to joining Onyx Pharmaceuticals, he held several roles of increasing responsibility with Amgen including Head of International Oncology Franchise, General Manager of Italy and Vice President and General Manager of France, the Company’s largest market outside the US. Mr. Costa started his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Eli Lilly in Italy followed by 5 years at the Company’s US headquarters, where after leading the CNS Sales South Region, he headed Global Pricing and Access for the CNS portfolio. Mr. Costa, is a highly successful senior commercial bio-pharma/'biotech' leader in Europe. He has delivered a track record across diverse products and therapeutic areas with experience gained on both sides of the Atlantic. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Parma, and an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan. He currently resides near Zurich, Switzerland and is an active member of Help for Hope, a nonprofit organization with the mission to help children in need around the world ( Mr. Luigi Costa will take over as CEO on the 1st September 2014. ”We are about to enter a new and more international phase in the development of Nordic Nanovector. The Board is therefore pleased that Mr. Luigi Costa has accepted to take over the helm as CEO and take the Company to its new phase,” says Chairman Roy H. Larsen on behalf of the Board. ”We see this as yet another professional acknowledgement of the Company and its product Betalutin’s future potential.” ”We are grateful for Jan A. Alfheim’s personal commitment and contributions as CEO in building up the organization of the Company in the first years of its lifetime” says Roy H. Larsen.

CF Discos Offer The Best Party Entertainment Packages in the Capital

services at weddings and corporate parties with the launch of a fun new photo booth service to create a lasting reminder of the day and the best disco technicians in London – guaranteed! CF Discos are experts in providing all elements of party entertainment, from music to atmospheric lighting and everything in between – and their bespoke wedding and corporate packages are set to make party-planning a breeze for even the most discerning of hosts. The team at CF Discos are veritable party gurus, with experience of putting on unforgettable parties and events for the BBC, HSBC and Virgin Active, to name but a few. Any host worth their salt knows that the mobile disco ( can make or break an entire event, so getting it spot on is key to enjoying a fantastic party, whether it’s someone’s birthday, a wedding, a corporate bash or some other form of celebration. A spokesman for CF Discos says, “At CF Discos, we leave no stone unturned in the quest to create memorable parties for our clients. We can provide everything from bespoke playlists – complete with no-no songs that we’ll avoid at all costs -, ambient lighting that will suit your theme, lasers, fog machines, your own assigned DJ and, most importantly, crystal-clear sound thanks to our top-spec equipment. We’ll always go that extra mile to ensure that your party is unique and unforgettable!” CF Discos ( offer a multitude of wedding packages that are sure to set any wedding planner’s mind at ease. The team have already catered to dozens of weddings, and have specific wedding offerings for those who want to cover their entertainment with an all-in-one package. All equipment will be provided, even the things brides and grooms don’t tend to think of until right at the last minute: background music, additional assistance decorating the room, and even microphones for the speeches. CF Discos will even draft in professional actors from their sister company to help the best man practice his public speaking! CF Discos can also arrange for some fun and easy wedding dance lessons for the bride and groom with a few ‘wow’ moves thrown in, so that all-important first dance will be more than a few minutes of swaying in the centre of the dancefloor! Themes are also crucial when it comes to any kind of wedding, corporate event or party – and the CF Discos equipment comes ready to blend in with any existing theme – or create a new one. So much effort goes into coordinating themed parties that it would be unfair of a DJ to show up with a mismatching DJ deck and spoil the whole aesthetic. All CF Discos parties have screens and speakers that will suit the theme, and many of the packages include ambient lighting, lasers, fog machines and more dynamic features that will really set the mood.  Having an adult disco is all well and good, but at most birthday parties and weddings there is bound to be a contingent of guests under the age of 10, who will need constant entertainment and something to keep them occupied while the adults socialise. CF Discos’ sister company, Captain Fantastic, specialises in children’s entertainment at these kind of parties, and packages can be booked in conjunction with CF Discos to ensure that guests of all ages are catered for. For more information about the multitude of party packages available from CF Discos, visit the website: To see how the kids can be entertained go to

Natural Products Scandinavia unveils new products for 2014

Natural Products Scandinavia – the Nordic region’s only dedicated trade show for the natural health, nutrition, beauty, skin care, and self-care market – has released its first preview of some of the new products which will be on show this year.  The award-winning event, which is co-located with Nordic Organic Food Fair, returns to Malmö, Sweden, on 26-27 October. Thanks to its strong international appeal and growing visitor base (attendance was 3,158 in 2013, up 57% from 2012), there’s been increasing demand from new companies looking to exhibit for 2014.  This has led to a significant expansion in exhibition space (up 37%) to accommodate around 350 exhibiting companies across both events.  Today, much of this has already been booked (by companies from 33 different countries to date), and only ten stands are now left to fill. Retailers and buyers looking to discover a wealth of innovative business opportunities will find plenty of new product developments for their customers at this year’s show.  The 2014 exhibitor list ( features a healthy mix of big brand names and a host of first time exhibitors. Among them are BioCare; Aura-Soma Products; Dagsmeja AB; Frebbenholm Sverige AB; Frisörgrossisten AS; Solgar Nordic; Herbalveda; Midsona Sverige; LipoSphere – Lipo24; Engholm NDS Nutrition; Nordic Health Sprays; Oh Lief Natural Products; Bionutri; Luxsit Organic Care; The Vegan Society; Care of Gerd; InekoGruppen AB; and Strindberg AS. New innovations on show for 2014 include: · A new oral care range for babies, toddlers and children from Jack N’ Jill Natural Toothpaste, including Australian-made organic toothpaste and biodegradable toothbrushes made from non-GMO cornstarch. · Distributor Spa Vivent Vertriebs GmbH is showcasing the new fitness package ‘Green Coffee’ by Tanamera, which is designed to purify and tighten the skin. · SoyLites Eco Body Candles is introducing Burn Bright! Luxury Beauty Oil, a new tissue oil for the face and body made with organic baobab oil and organic marula oil. · Shakti International AB has launched an organic Shakti Goddess Skin Care range and new Shakti Headband, which features 11 discs, each with 27 nails providing 281 acupressure points around the head. · Appearing for the first time outside Denmark, anti-aging skincare brand Zinobel Organic Boost is launching its new Zinobel Organic Boost Rescue Hand Cream at the show. · Love Boo is a natural, English skincare brand for mothers and babies.  New for 2014 – Marvellous Mummy Kit, Baby Sleep Spray, and its Silky Soft Hair line. · Highlights from Natracare include new COSMOS organic certified Cleansing Make-up Removal wipes, a new selection of panty liners, and the re-launch of their Nursing pads. · Faith in Nature’s new additions for 2014, include hypoallergenic skin care products and the Christmas Gift Collection.  The hero of this year’s gift range is the 40th Anniversary Minis Gift Pack. · New products from Dermanord Svensk Hudvård AB for 2014 include Face Mask More and Eye Cream More.  Eye Cream More is a complete eye cream, which helps to protect the eye contour. · Dent Me Nordic AB is exhibiting its Humble Brush – a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush. · New Soil Association certified products from Bentley Organic include a highly moisturising nipple balm and bump butter (stretch mark cream), an effective muscle rub, and a hand sanitiser with lemon oil. · Pukka Organic Wellbeing is Pukka Herbs’ new food supplement range, designed to naturally optimise daily vitality.  The range includes – Active, Disestif, Everyday, Women, Moods, Seasonal, and Cleansing. · New exhibitor Mabroc Teas (Pvt.), a leading tea exporter in Sri Lanka, is promoting its boutique range of 100% natural herbal teas. · Four Sigma Foods’ new launches at the show are Mind Herbs and Sport Herbs.  These two easy-to-use, effective herbal powders are packed with adaptogenic herbs in an easy to use form. · New exhibitor Rosmarin is showcasing its range of natural houshold cleaning products; including Super Cleaning Stone; 2 Phase Cleaner; Spot Lab stain remover; and Leather Balm. Fantastic, inspiring, busy, and vibrant – that’s the verdict from last year’s visitors and Natural Products Scandinavia 2014 promises more of the same, when it returns to Malmö, Sweden, on 26-27 October. For more information, and to register for a free trade ticket, please visit and quote priority code NPSUK104 (direct link: ###

Christer Fuglesang inaugurated Boliden Garpenberg

“Metals play a key part in virtually all technical research and development, one way or another. The weightlessness of space makes it the perfect place to test certain metal properties in order to develop better alloys and catalysts, for example. But it all starts in a mine like this, which is why I am so delighted to have this chance to visit the fascinating new operations at Boliden Garpenberg and to see the importance of scientific expertise and technological development in this link in metals’ value chain,” said Christer Fuglesang. The Garpenberg expansion would not have been possible without successful exploration and sector-leading technological development. Fifteen years ago, the mine seemed to be approaching the end of its lifespan – the turnaround came with the discovery of the Lappberget ore body, which was both richer and larger than any previously mined in the area. Boliden has invested SEK 3.9 billion in the new mining facility which, by the end of 2015, will be producing 2.5 million tonnes of ore per year. “The investment is the second biggest in Boliden’s 90-year history, and the demands it has made on everyone involved have been exceptionally high, but we have successfully realised our plans, and the new facilities were brought on line in the spring of this year. The expansion enables an increase in Garpenberg’s productivity, cuts the unit cost, and improves the mine’s environmental performance, thereby boosting Boliden’s competitiveness in the global market,” says Boliden’s President & CEO, Lennart Evrell. The 150 guests were given the chance to see some of the high-efficiency and largely automated methods now employed at Garpenberg, where the use of the latest equipment and shorter ore transportation routes have reduced the energy consumption per tonne of ore produced. The newly built concentrator on the surface enables the operators there to monitor and control the processes, down to the smallest detail, via a wireless network. Underground, there are autonomous loading machines that enable the operator to remotely control loading and unloading, while the ore haulage process is entirely automatic. This enhances safety and will also, in the longer term, boost productivity because the machines can work, even when the mine is empty. The system, known as AutoMine, is only in use in a handful of mines in the world. The ventilation in the mine stopes is also automated and runs on an on-demand basis, thereby saving on the energy needed to run the fans and provide heating. Water consumption per tonne of ore produced has also been reduced, due to more efficient management and updated equipment. Advanced nitrogen and water purification systems will also help ensure that there is no increase in the mine’s environmental impact. Facts and figures:Mining of the deposits at Garpenberg, outside Hedemora, began way back in the 13th century and the oldest letters patent still in existence for mining operations at Garpenberg were issued in 1354 by the Swedish King Magnus Eriksson. This means that Garpenberg is the oldest mining area in Sweden that is still operational. Boliden acquired Garpenberg in 1957, since when exploration work has resulted in a substantial increase in the mine’s ore reserves. Today’s Garpenberg mine produces complex ores containing zinc, copper, lead, gold and silver – a metal mix that has helped bring about the mine’s favourable cost position. In 2013, Garpenberg produced:Ore: 1,495 ktonnesZinc: 70,267 tonnesCopper: 517 tonnesLead: 25,352 tonnesGold: 277 kgSilver: 162 tonnes    For further information, please contact:Marcela Sylvander, Group Communications, +46 (0)733 244 551  Boliden is a metals company with a commitment to sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, but our business is global. The company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. Boliden has a total of approximately 4,800 employees and an annual turnover of approximately SEK 34 billion. Its share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, segment Large Cap.

Hugsfactory set to Sizzle at September Exhibition

On-trend family fashion brand Hugsfactory is getting ready to steal the show at the upcoming Autumn/Winter Top Drawer London exhibition ( Scheduled for September 14th -16th, the show is the UK’s leading retail event for gifts, lifestyle and fashion accessories. Blending superb Italian craftsmanship, imaginative design and the finest natural materials, Hugsfactory ( is set to delight event attendees working in the world of baby’s fashion, furniture, homewares and toys. Hugsfactory will join over 800 national and international designers, including prestigious names such as accessories manufacturer LeatherUnLimited, jeweller Azuni London, boutique womenswear brand Charlotte and Co and body care line Blend Collective. The huge number of participating exhibitors represents a 35% increase on last year’s event, making it the biggest Top Drawer turnout to date. Kabir Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer said, “Hugsfactory is once again thrilled to be exhibiting at such a widely recognised industry event alongside some of the biggest names in the business. We can’t wait to show off our exquisite new collections and sign up new retailers wanting to stay at the forefront of family oriented fashion and homeware products.” The unveiling of the all new babies fashion line is sure to attract the attention of attendees with an eye for the next big thing. Every piece is crafted using natural materials such as 100% organic cotton while a focus on stylish yet practical design offers parents the ultimate in baby’s attire. Drawing inspiration from whimsical fairy-tales and edgy tattoo art alike, the new collection redefines the boundaries of mainstream babywear. As well as the trendy new collection of baby apparel, Hugsfactory will also be showcasing its tremendously popular range of unique furniture crafted from natural, non-toxic wood. Featuring a changing table that transforms into a blackboard, a crib that can be redesigned into a toy box and a highchair that doubles as a stepladder, the innovative collection is sure to be a hit with Top Drawer design enthusiasts on the hunt for fresh, innovative items.  Despite Hugsfactory’s newcomer status, the 2014 Top Drawer London event is not the brand’s first experience showcasing at a prominent industry event. In late July, the family friendly fashion line made its debut entrance to the Australian market at Melbourne’s coveted Life Instyle exhibition. Prior to taking Australian retailers by storm, the brand was in its element at the Bubble London - The Kids Trade Show held earlier in the month. Here, the Hugsfactory team delighted London event goers with a collection of luxurious new products and inventive design ideas. The brand signed up 83 new retailers which means fashion conscious families can expect to see Hugsfactory products popping up in stores across the nation. For more information about Hugsfactory and what to expect at the upcoming Top Drawer London exhibition, visit: Facebook: Twitter:

Homeopathic Formula Paves The Way For Effective Long Term Weight Loss Management

Slimming the physique becomes easier than ever this summer with the release of the all-natural homoeopathic weight management solution, Slenderiiz. Combining the power of science with the wonders of natural herbal remedies, the unique liquid formula actively brings the metabolism back into a state of complete homeostasis. When this balance has been achieved, the body has the power to achieve accelerated and sustained weight loss by reducing stress, conquering sugar cravings and stabilising the hormonal system. Slenderiiz has been proven to help dieters to stay on track with their weight loss goals by suppressing the appetite and improving the mood. Complementary therapist and behaviour change specialist, Linda Stewart is part of the team launching Slenderiiz in the UK, USA and Australia this month. She said, “Having consulted with Homoeopathic doctors for over two decades and studied Homoeopathy as part of a bachelor’s degree, I was very interested in this product. The efficacy, quality and potency of the active ingredients are unrivalled and will not disappoint anyone wishing to lose weight and effectively manage their weight in the long term.” Around $30 billion dollars is spent on weight loss aids each year in America alone. Yet despite this staggering number, almost 98% of dieters regain the weight within just two years. This failure to maintain weight loss in the medium to long term can be frustrating and often results in feelings of helplessness and disappointment. In fact, UK health experts have warned that yo-yo dieting and an ever-changing waistline can also lead to depression. The reason for this disappointing result is that many simply do not employ the right approach when they decide to lighten the load. As a 100% non-toxic, hormone free and pharmacopeia approved product, Slederiiz can help to put end to this cycle. The all natural formula offers a safe, effective and long term weight loss solution. Unlike many other weight loss ‘miracle products’, Slenderiiz is backed with proven clinical trial testing as well as glowing testimonials from previous users. Slenderiiz is derived from two tinctures associated with weight loss. A toxin free blend of herbs and minerals, Slenderiix works to actively boost the metabolism, ease digestive irregularities and provide the nervous system with vital nutrients. This compound is teamed with Xceler8, a patented blend of methylcobalamin (vitamin B12), biotin (vitamin H) and adaptogenic herbs that work to increase energy levels and regulate the mood. When combined, the two active ingredients trigger a powerful physiological reaction that aids the body in purging subcutaneous and visceral fat including stubborn abdominal/belly fat. Not only do they support the body to shed unwanted weight but they decrease the likelihood of putting the weight back on again. Slenderiiz customers typically report weight loss of more than 3 kilos (half a stone) in just one week. As Slenderiiz gains steady industry recognition, the product is predicted to become the natural weight management system of choice for millions of individuals who have previously struggled to stick to strict diets and keep the pounds off in the longer term.   The company currently has a number of openings for self-motivated and health conscious independent distributors who are interesting in promoting optimal health through simple, cutting edge nutritional products. To find out more about Slenderiiz and its incredible homeopathic weight loss benefits, please visit: or email the team:

Appland Announces Global Reseller Agreement with TIMWE to Offer Localized App Stores to Emerging Markets via Mobile Network Operators

(Gothenburg, Sweden, 26th August 2014) Appland has signed an agreement with TIMWE (Lisbon, Portugal), one of the world´s leading solution providers in Mobile Marketing, Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Money, Mobile – Government and M2M/IoT. The agreement is mainly driven by the demand from TIMWE’s mobile network operators (MNO) customers in emerging markets, wanting to exploit the growing use of new generation cheap smartphones, replacing traditional feature phones. MNOs already have the strengths of established customer billing relationships, control over device distribution and subscriber information that general app store providers in emerging markets lack. This enables MNOs to offer pre-loaded on-device app stores with localized apps and one-click carrier billing buying experience for users without credit cards, which in turn drives ARPU (Average Revenue per User) and reduces churn. TIMWE, as a multinational company specializing in Emerging Markets, has a pedigree during the last 10 years of building highly effective localized mobile enablement solutions for mobile carriers, media groups, governments, brands, marketing & advertising agencies and end-consumers. It has delivered mobile solutions in 75 countries through 27 local offices, building detailed understanding of local market cultures and needs. “This strategic partnership with Appland allows us to extend our offering and focus on the fast growing app store market, supporting both on device native as well as web browser appstores with responsive design for smartphones, tablets and desktops. Our dedicated teams curate the apps, providing only relevant local and international apps, therefore strengthening our content catalogue.  All of the selected apps are scanned for viruses & malware and, furthermore we offer simplicity: no sign-up, just “click & buy.” says Sasha Vitez, Innovation Manager at TIMWE “This strategy allows us to offer seven different monetization options for both Android and iOS OS, providing the mobile network operator with full control. All of the above, coupled with virtual currency, push notification options and a cool feature set ensures we have a high quality and a ready to be launched solution.” “We are very excited about this new partnership”. said Jonatan Redvik, CEO and founder of Appland “This offering will provide mobile network operators with their own branded web/mobile storefront and will facilitate the distribution and monetization of the digital content and services, creating new revenue streams.” About ApplandAppland provides next generation cross-platform white-label app stores to vertical consumer facing organizations including retail brands, e-tailers, enterprises, as well as mobile network operators and OEMs. The solution is delivered as a cloud based platform, empowering any business to open their own branded app store within days, with a flexible, scalable and customized ecosystem of applications to generate new revenue streams. Appland offers a fully managed app store service including over 100,000 apps, subscription clubs, content monetization, carrier billing, ad sales, virtual money, social media campaigns and all customer acquisition & retention operations. For more information please visit: PR ContactNatasha Avidan, Communications Manager for ApplandPhone: +46 708 162 164Email: natasha.avidan@appland.seAbout TIMWETIMWE ( is a global provider of mobile enablement solutions, focused on Mobile Marketing, Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Money (mobile payments), Mobile Government and Internet of Things/M2M. Operating in more than 75 markets in five continents, managed through 27 offices, TIMWE has a strong presence in its core Latin American market and is rapidly expanding in a number of countries in Africa, the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East. In 2013, the company surpassed 500 M USD in revenues worldwide.PR ContactCarolina Neves, Communications Specialist for TIMWEPhone:: +351 964 004 760Email:

Montgomery College to Dedicate Bioscience Education Center, Sept. 10, on the Germantown Campus

The Montgomery College community, College President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard and the College’s Board of Trustees will celebrate the opening of the Bioscience Education Center on the Montgomery College-Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The dedication ceremony, which begins at 9:30 a.m., will be followed by a reception and tour of the building.Members of the media interested in attending the Bioscience Education Center dedication should RSVP to Marcus Rosano at 240-567-4022 or Bioscience Education Center, a stunning, state of the art building, allows Montgomery College to expand its mission of providing educational excellence in the sciences to meet the county’s need for a highly skilled and knowledgeable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce. As the academic cornerstone of the planned life sciences park, the 141,000 square-foot building will provide opportunities for undergraduate research and the expansion of course and program offerings.Maryland is a global leader in bioscience and technology education, and ranks among the top five regions nationally in biotechnology. The center will provide a continuum of life sciences education and training from middle school to postdoctoral levels in an integrated academic, business, and research environment. By preparing the skilled workforce locally, the Bioscience Education Center will help to stimulate economic development.The center houses six general purpose classrooms, eight recitation rooms, 25 wet laboratories, a detached greenhouse complex, the science learning center, and 48 offices to support the biology, biotechnology and chemistry curricula. A 4,115-square-foot meeting room and five break-out rooms will support conferences. The biotechnology laboratories were designed to provide instruction meeting industry standards, including dedicated space for teaching cell culture, biomanufacturing (cell propagation using bioreactors and protein purification using FPLC units) and genetic diagnostics utilizing Next Generation DNA sequencers and digital droplet PCR. A mock GMP lab that mimics the industry environment provides training opportunities for local industry partners.Throughout the facility, 700 electronic devices, including Smart Instructor Work Stations, computers and monitors will support activities in the classrooms and labs.The three-story center represents an $87.9 million investment in STEM education and workforce development. The Lukmire Partnership, based in Arlington, Va., served as the architect on the project and Bethesda based Clark Construction started construction on the center in March 2011. The building’s structural steel frame supports composite metal decks. It is wrapped in a high-performance masonry, aluminum panel and curtain wall façade.The projected LEED Gold-certified center features numerous sustainable elements, including roof-mounted wind turbines, a 30KW grid-connected photovoltaic solar panel system, and a high performance mechanical system with ice production/storage and ammonia chillers. More than 75 acres of mature forest and a stream valley buffer will be preserved on the Germantown Campus. The forest reserve includes a champion American elm with a 100-foot canopy – one of the largest in Montgomery County.A Unique Educational Partnership Is Born on the Germantown Campus Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will open in October of this year, creating a unique educational partnership with the College. The hospital, which will serve as the partner anchor for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, will be a valuable resource for aspiring health care workers and will provide students with hands-on learning, state-of-the-art instructional space and exposure to the most advanced medical technology.Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will be the first hospital in the nation located on a community college campus with an educational partnership–to help train the next generation of health care professionals.The hospital’s community open house will be Sunday, September 21, 2014. Learn more about Holy Cross Germantown Hospital by clicking here.For maps and directions to the Germantown Campus, click here.###Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

Swedish Orrefors gears up with Volvo Car Group

The collaboration between Volvo and Orrefors was initiated when Volvo developed its concept car S60 and Orrefors was given the prestigious mission to design a center console out of crystal. The Swedish crystal was an appreciated interior detail and when Volvo exhibited their concept car “Concept Estate” at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 Swedish crystal was once again part of the interior. This time in the shape of a crystal gearshift from Orrefors. The stylish gearshift is now a reality as an optional feature in the new Volvo XC90 as well as in many future models. - That Orrefors gets to be a part when Swedish glass design, for the first time ever, unites with modern car technology in production-ready cars is extremely exciting. Volvo’s famous Made in Sweden-campaign was a tribute to Sweden and to us this cooperation is a tribute to Swedish crystal. Each gearshift has been handmade by our skilled glassworkers in our hot shop in Kosta, Sweden, says Magnus Andersson, CEO Orrefors Kosta Boda AB. Beautiful clean shapes and surfaces are significant for Scandinavian design and in the new XC90 wooden panels are combined with soft leather and handmade crystal details, all of which are optional. - Teaming up with Orrefors has been a really exciting project, and this is just the first step in a collaboration that embeds great opportunities. The iconic elements of Swedish design, like crystal, is key for Volvo’s ambitions to place itself in the top of the automotive industry. And for me as a designer it’s pure delight to work with the materials and combine them with a modern Scandinavian design in a high-tech packed premium car environment, says Robin Page, head of Interior Design at Volvo Car Group. Volvo XC90 is to be launched at midnight the 26thof August. For high resolution images, please visit our Asset Bank

RaySearch Laboratories AB (publ) Interim Report January 1 – June 30, 2014

JANUARY 1 – JUNE 30, 2014 · Net sales for the period amounted to SEK 105.8 M (75.4) · Profit after tax was SEK 5.9 M (loss: 10.8) and earnings per share were SEK 0.17 (loss: 0.32) · Operating profit amounted to SEK 8.4 M (loss: 11.1) · Cash flow was a negative SEK 11.3 M (neg: 19.3) · License order intake amounted to SEK 101.6 M (62.7) · Of the license order intake, the contribution from RayStation® was SEK 59.1 M (18.2) · RayStation® order backlog amounted to SEK 66.5 M, of which SEK 45.4 M is expected to be converted into revenues in 2014 · First order for RayStation® from the UK · Distribution agreements signed for Australia and New Zealand · Settlement agreement signed regarding patent dispute with Prowess · Sales and service company established in Germany · First proton therapy treatments with RayStation® “We made many more installations of RayStation® during the first half of the year than in the year-earlier period, which led to high revenue growth from RayStation®. Overall, revenues rose 40 percent to SEK 106 M during the six-month period, leading to a sharp increase in operating profit to SEK 8.4 M,” says Johan Löf, CEO of RaySearch. “The year has started well and we tripled the order intake for RayStation® during the first half of the year compared with the same period in the previous year. This means that RaySearch has entered a new era so I am looking forward to the rest of 2014 with great confidence,” Johan Löf concludes. ABOUT RAYSEARCHRaySearch Laboratories is a medical technology company that develops advanced software solutions for improved radiation therapy of cancer. RaySearch markets the RayStation® treatment planning system to clinics all over the world. In addition, RaySearch’s products are distributed through licensing agreements with leading partners such as Philips, Nucletron, IBA, Varian and Brainlab. To date, 15 products have been launched via partners and RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,500 clinics in more than 65 countries. RaySearch was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the company is listed in the Small Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. More information about RaySearch is available at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:Johan Löf, PresidentTel: +46 (0)8-545 061

Alfa Laval wins SEK 240 million offshore pumping systems order in South Korea

The order is comprised of offshore pumping systems for an FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel). The vessel is commissioned by Total S.A. and will be built by Samsung. Once completed, the vessel will be anchored outside the Nigerian coast. “I am pleased to announce the first large order for offshore pumping systems since the Framo brand was included in our offering through the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “These products fit very well into our portfolio of reliable and efficient products for the marine and offshore oil and gas market.” Did you know that… the FPSO shall be moored in the Egina field, a collection of reservoirs at a water depth of approximately 1500 meters, offshore Nigeria for a continuous service period of up to 25 years? About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees. For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82


On 26 August 2014, EOC Limited (the “Company”) agreed to acquire 50% of the entire issued share capital of Lewek Antares Shipping Pte. Ltd. (the “Target”), a company incorporated under the laws of Singapore, from Konquest Marine Pte Ltd (“KMPL”). Completion of the Acquisition shall take place on or around 28 August 2014. Prior to the Acquisition, the Target was jointly owned by KMPL and Ezra Holdings Limited (“Ezra”), the largest shareholder of the Company, in a 50-50 proportion. Upon completion of the Acquisition and post completion of the Proposed Business Combination (as referenced in the stock exchange release by the Company on 10 July 2014, and the announcement made on 7 August 2014 in respect of the publication of the shareholder circular dated 7 August 2014), the Target shall be 100%-owned by the enlarged EOC Group. The consideration for the 50% stake in the Target is approximately US$18.3 million, payable to KMPL upon completion. The consideration amount shall be funded via bank borrowings. The Target is a special purpose entity which owns 2 offshore support vessels, namely the Lewek Atria, a 3,266 dwt platform support vessel, and the Lewek Antares, a 2,900 dwt with 60-ton crane multi- purpose service vessel, which are chartered to customers. The current board of directors of the Target comprise of Capt. Adarash Kumar A/L Chranji Lal Amarnath, Mr. Lee Chye Tek Lionel, Mr. Lim Oon Cheng and Mr. Lim Oon Hock. As the Target is a special purpose entity, it has no employees. As investors may be aware, the Company will be conducting a secondary listing and quotation of its shares on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“Singapore Offering”), in light of the Proposed Business Combination. Pursuant thereto, the Company intends to lodge the prospectus relating to the Singapore Offering with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the “Prospectus”) on or about this Friday, 29 August 2014, which would then make the Prospectus publicly available. The financial summary of the Target shall be disclosed in the Prospectus through the pro-forma accounts. The Company also recently announced the acquisition of two newbuild accommodation vessels and an accommodation and support vessel. These acquisitions are in line with EOC’s growth strategy of focusing on the growing accommodation and offshore support services sectors. No agreements in connection with the Acquisition have been entered into for the benefit of the Company’s senior employees and board of directors, nor the Target’s board of directors. For further information, please contact: Mr. Jason Goh EOC Limited +65 6590 8209

DPx Holdings B.V. Reaches Definitive Agreement to Acquire Gallus BioPharmaceuticals

DPx Holdings B.V., privately owned by JLL Partners and Royal DSM, is pleased to announce that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire all shares of Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, LLC, a leading contract manufacturing company specializing in biologics and current portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners. Following the transaction, Patheon’s biologic drug substance business, a unit of DPx Holdings, will span four facilities in Europe, Australia and North America and include 550 employees globally. DPx Holdings is the parent company of Patheon, DSM Fine Chemicals and Banner Life Sciences. The Patheon pharma services business provides commercial manufacturing, pharmaceutical product development services for a full array of solid and sterile dosage forms, and biologic and chemical drug substance development and manufacturing. The addition of Gallus BioPharmaceuticals makes Patheon a leading provider of process development as well as clinical and commercial scale manufacturing of mammalian cell culture derived products. Patheon can offer its customers a broad array of disposable manufacturing technology, as well as commercial scale production, throughout its global network. “We are pleased to expand our biologics business with the acquisition of Gallus BioPharmaceuticals,” says Jim Mullen, CEO of DPx Holdings. “This transaction is in line with our strategy. We can now further support the needs of our customers with biologics projects by providing flexibility, leading technology solutions, commercial operations and an expanded footprint with two U.S. sites.” Once the transaction is complete the two Gallus sites in St. Louis, Mo. and Princeton, N.J. will be the first Patheon biologic drug substance sites in the U.S. and will complement the two existing sites in Groningen, the Netherlands and Brisbane, Australia. Three of the four global sites each have nearly three decades of mammalian cell culture experience, while the fourth site in Brisbane was opened within the last year and is considered a facility of the future for biologics. Together these sites will support Patheon’s ongoing growth in biologics and will continue to support the needs of Patheon’s customers in this growing segment of the industry. In addition, Patheon will be able to leverage its expertise in disposable technology to expedite manufacturing as well as expand its capabilities in mid-scale flexible manufacturing. “This is an exciting time as we join a world-class company and expand our offerings as one global team specializing in biologics,” says Mark R. Bamforth, president and CEO, Gallus BioPharmaceuticals. “We have built deep commercial and clinical manufacturing and process development capabilities that are highly complementary to Patheon’s biologics organization. We look forward to the ongoing success and growth by combining our knowledge, skills, technical expertise and capabilities to serve customers’ product needs.”   Subject to receipt of regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014. Wells Fargo Securities served as lead financial advisor to Gallus, with William Blair & Company and Frontier Management, Inc. serving as co-advisors. Goodwin Procter LLP served as legal advisor to Gallus, the Gallus management team and Ridgemont Equity Partners. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as legal advisor to DPx Holdings.


Last night, in impressive caves on an island in Stockholm, Swedish Fashion Brand Björn Borg, in collaboration with Creative Show Director Bea Åkerlund, treated the Fashion Week audience to an extravagant game-inspired runway show. Celebrating individuality, love and fashion in a digital era, the show served as a teaser for the Björn Borg ”First Person Lover” (not shooter!) computer game, releasing worldwide in January 2015 together with the brand’s SS15 collection. Around 400 editors, bloggers, actors and artists were gathered to enjoy the brand’s first show on their home market in six years. Eurovision Song contest winner Conchita Wurst flew in to Stockholm to see the show, wearing a custom made Björn Borg body as she entered the show arena. Further, highly respected fashion media representatives from Vogue, New York Times, The Telegraph and Harper’s Bazaar were seen on front row.  “Gaming and digital animation has a great impact on fashion today and we wanted to pick up on this in the collection and show. Bea Åkerlund has caught the idea of our game, to create some more love in the world, in a fantastic way. We are really exited to show a teaser of the collection and the game to the fashion world” said Björn Borg Head of Design James Lee. The Björn Borg SS15 show and collection were inspired by fictional worlds where sport and fashion intertwine in a confident and edgy, yet playful, way. Creative Show Director Bea Åkerlund had First Person Lover inspired projections as a backdrop and all models were wearing masks looking like the avatars of the upcoming game. Comments Bea Åkerlund: “I was really inspired by Björn Borg’s SS15 collection and their ¨ First Person Lover¨ game and wanted to recreate the experience for the audience. My intension with the show was to merge the full emotions of falling in love with how it would feel if you would climb into the computer game just for a second”. The Björn Borg First Person Lover computer game will launch in January 2015 along with the Björn Borg Spring-Summer 2015 collection.   Runway Images:

Short Term Rentals Emerge As Next Big Thing In European Travel Say Global Short Term Experts

Gone are the days of expensive hotels and character lacking accommodation. Today, short term holiday rentals have been pegged as the fastest growing trend in contemporary European travel according to the web’s leader in global short term rentals, Only-Apartments. The Barcelona-based accommodation hub is at the forefront of these evolving consumer preferences with its fantastic selection of rentals across the continent. From Berlin and Budapest to Prague and Paris, there is a fully equipped apartment to suite every traveller. Arthur Frommer, editor of leading travel website Frommers explains, “The rental of short-term apartments or vacation homes in place of hotel rooms has surely become the fastest-growing trend in all of travel.  Even two persons traveling together will find that apartments in most cities can be obtained for no more than a hotel room would cost, and they will be far more spacious (and with at least kitchenette facilities) as well.” As expected, one of the major causes behind the shift in preferences is an increased concern with cost. While the global financial crisis hit wallets hard, holidays are one indulgence that haven’t been knocked off British priority lists. That said, the credit crunch has forced holidaymakers to find better deals and cut costs wherever possible. These trends are backed up in a recent Travel Supermarket consumer survey which revealed that 93% of Brits planned to take a holiday in 2013, with 43% citing price as a major influence. With short term rentals significantly cheaper than hotels, sites such as Only-Apartments have emerged as the accommodation option of choice for cash conscious travellers. For example, a fully equipped two bedroom apartment in the heart of Venice’s San Marco district starts at just £79 per night. In comparison, hotel quad rooms advertised on Expedia start at a minimum of £200. Another major benefit of short stay apartments is their unmatched flexibility. For those on a budget, the savings made by cooking in-house meals could be used to fund activities and experiences. For families travelling with young children, the extra space is a great way to make the kids feel instantly at home. Apartments are also attractive to groups of friends wanting to socialise in a comfortable and accommodating space.  Alon Eldar, CEO of Only-apartments said, “Over the past few years there has been a noticeable shift in the accommodation preferences of UK holidaymakers. While hotels were previously the accommodation option of choice, the emergence of budget friendly short term apartments has since knocked them off the pedestal.” Also contributing to the boom in short term apartment rentals is the ease of booking and increased focus on customer service. Only-Apartments offer browsers an instant booking process which lets them secure cost effective accommodation with just a few clicks of the mouse. A dedicated multilingual customer service team is also available around the clock. This ensures that regardless of time zone, the Only-Apartments short term rental experience is smooth, secure and stress free. For more information about Only-Apartments and to start browsing the diverse collection of short term holiday rentals for families, couples, groups of friends and solo travellers, visit the website at:

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) signs a 5 year framework contract for the Carl-Gustaf weapon system

The framework contract enables the USSOCOM to place orders for weapons and ammunition over a 5 year contract period up to a total value of BSEK 1.3 (approx. $187 Million). “This is another great milestone for Saab and the Carl-Gustaf system. This new order demonstrates the continued belief by the customer in the capabilities and versatility of our product as well as its future potential.” says Görgen Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Dynamics. “The Carl-Gustaf has repeatedly proven itself in the most demanding environments and it is a versatile, powerful tool for the soldier. The fact that the system is also being fielded to U.S. Army light infantry combat teams speaks for itself.” said Lars Borgwing, President and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC. The Carl-Gustaf system has a successful history and has successively been modernized and adapted to meet new requirements. Anticipating future operational needs, a new, lighter weight, version of the Carl-Gustaf is currently under development. The next generation system will also include additional functionality that will greatly increase the capability of the already formidable weapon system. Other recent advances to the Carl-Gustaf system include the release of the new 655 CS (Confined Space) High explosive anti-tank (HEAT) round designed to reduce back blast and allow soldiers to safely employ the weapon in confined spaces, minimizing the hazardous effects of traditional shoulder fired munitions. For further information, please contact:Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Follow us on Twitter: @Saab Saab Defense and Security USA, LLC. (SDAS) delivers advanced technology and systems to United States armed forces and other government agencies. Headquartered in Sterling Virginia, the company has business units and local employees in four states. SDAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saab Group. The information is that which Saab AB is required to declare by the Securities Business Act and/or the Financial instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on August 27, 2014 at 13.00 (CET).

Electrolux joins AllSeen Alliance to enable seamlessly connected appliances

With the addition of Electrolux the AllSeen Alliance has grown to 63 total members since its creation in December 2013. The Alliance represents the largest and most diverse open source effort to advance the Internet of Everything, including top consumer electronics manufacturers, appliance makers, service providers, retailers, automotive and enterprise technology companies, innovative startups, developers and chipset manufacturers. Electrolux joins Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-Link as Premier Members of the Alliance. “Electrolux strongly believes that this technology, where appliances communicate with each other, with consumers and with other devices, offers a great potential to develop products and services that improve how we cook our food and clean our homes. For instance, we are working on solutions for smarter cooking, which will leverage our professional capabilities to help people achieve great tasting food with minimum effort,” said Jan Brockmann, Chief Technology Officer, Electrolux. “We also recognize that making this reality requires that major players from across industries come together and make sure devices and systems can work together seamlessly regardless of brand. The AllSeen Alliance is working to overcome this challenge, and we’re proud to, as a premier member, be the first appliances-only company to choose this collaborative approach.” Members are working to advance the Internet of Everything’s promise to seamlessly connect devices in businesses and homes by collaboratively building out an open source software framework, called AllJoyn™. Through open source code that is available today and updated through contributions by members and the open source community, AllJoyn acts as a universal translator for objects and devices to interact regardless of brand and other infrastructure considerations commercially deployed today. AllSeen Alliance members believe widespread adoption of the Internet of Everything is dependent on allowing disparate devices to autonomously discover and interact with nearby products regardless of their underlying proprietary technology or communications protocols. “We’ve said from the beginning that only a pan-industry effort using open source and collaboration can advance the technology required to build a truly connected world,” said Liat Ben-Zur, chairman of the AllSeen Alliance. “The decision by Electrolux to join with the other signature companies is an important step forward for the AllSeen Alliance, and we look forward to Electrolux AllJoyn-enabled products being commercially available.”

Sims Recycling Solutions Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of On-Site Hard Drive Shredding Vehicle

Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling is proud to acknowledge the one-year anniversary of its on-site hard drive shredding  (, which began servicing customers as of Aug. 14, 2013. Since breaking ground this vehicle alone has destroyed almost 100,000 hard drives which is nearly 200,000 pounds of material. Within the past year Sims acquired two additional vehicles to keep up with demand. In addition to the vehicles with built-in degaussing and shredding capabilities, Sims Recycling Solutions also owns portable equipment to service areas farther than the vehicle’s coverage. The benefit of using an on-site hard drive destruction service is the advantage of witnessing the physical destruction prior to being transported to a recycling facility. Furthermore, it is the confidence in knowing all equipment will be recycled responsibly on the backend. “As reliance on the cloud and convenient mobile storage solutions grows more data will continue to be stored on servers and hard drives,” stated Sean Magann, vice president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “This mobile hard drive shredding service has been great for data centers and businesses in need of convenient data destruction options that offer maximum security.” Customers using this service can observe the degaussing and/or shredding of their equipment and will be provided with certificates of destruction. Video copies of the shredding are also available by request. Further processing and recycling is conducted at the closest Sims Recycling Solutions facility.


MONTE CARLO, MONACO – 25th August 2014: Luxury timepiece and jewelry house, Jacob & Co. enjoyed a very warm reception and great success with its annual summer exhibition of rare high jewelry and timepieces in Monte Carlo. The exhibition, which was open to the public from August 5th through August 23rd, launched with a private gala event for 500 guests at the historic Hotel Hermitage overlooking the Monte Carlo marina. The breathtaking Salle Belle Époque ballroom provided an ideal setting for the exposition of extraordinary jewelry collections, piece-unique treasures from around the world and critically acclaimed timepieces from the company’s Geneva, Switzerland watch enterprise. Loyal clients, new customers, and global VIPS gathered throughout the three-week span to view the celebrated collections. Founder and Chairman of Jacob & Co., Jacob Arabo said of the show, “This year’s exhibition has been by far our most successful to date. We could not have imagined how much the beautiful surroundings of the Hotel Hermitage would add to the experience. We are delighted with the overall outcome of our time in Monte Carlo, and are very much looking forward to returning to share once again collections with our clients and new friends who join us in this beautiful city in the years to come.” While each piece on display was carefully selected for its unique characteristics, certain pieces received particular attention and acclaim. The top ten highlights from the exhibition are provided below: From the high jewelry collection, a breathtaking Blue Nile ring featuring a flawless 12.38 carat blue radiant cut diamond, flanked by two 1.21 carats purple-pink emerald cut diamonds garnered much attention from the exhibition’s guests, as did the rare flawless diamond and Colombian emerald drop earrings featuring a total of 27.68 carats between the two stones. The Pigeon’s Blood Ruby Set composed of a necklace, bracelet and earrings all featuring stunningly unique unheated stones with 100.86ct of the oval and cushion cut Burma rubies in the necklace alone also drew many admirers and was undoubtedly one of the main attractions in the room. The delicate Pink Sapphire and Diamond Jezebel Fine Jewelry collection composed of cascading earrings, pendants and a ring – all set with white diamonds, pink sapphires, blue sapphires and black diamonds proved quite popular amongst attendees. The uniquely elegant glove from the Rare Touch collection, featured multiple times in the media worn by some of Hollywood’s leading stars, featuring 19.43 carats of white diamonds additionally established itself as one of the signature items of the collection this year. Of the timepieces, the Black Caviar was the most acclaimed, featuring some 389 black diamonds and an alligator strap. The unique EPIC SF24 in Black PVD Grade 5 Titanium made its mark as one of the leading innovations in travel time display. Among the elegant feminine timepiece collections, there was the stunning Icy Blue Sapphire Brilliant Skeleton Tourbillon, a unique and limited edition watch, set with 267 baguette ice blue sapphires, and 20 baguette diamond stones on the white alligator strap. Just as spectacular was the Mystery Baguette Emeralds and Diamonds watch, featuring a dial center made with 51 gem stones and set in an 18K white gold case set with 212 baguette diamonds. The Pavé Skeleton, with open worked rose gold gears, an 18K rose gold case pavé set with 294 diamonds, 8.88ct, and a satin strap, also impressed attendees. About Jacob & Co. For more than 25 years, Jacob & Co. has created revolutionary timepieces and exquisite jewelry that have delighted private clients, intrigued notables from the watchmaking world and captivated celebrities, becoming a recognized and respected global luxury brand. Located at 57th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, the flagship boutique and corporate headquarters is situated on one of the most glamorous retail blocks in the world with the company’s watchmaking atelier in the very heart of horology in Geneva, Switzerland. For media enquires please contact: Emma-Louise O’Neill +44 7515 136909 Jacob & Co. Corporate Offices: Susan Finkelstein +1.212.719.5887 United States Enquiries:                                                                      Shamin Abas +1.917.494.9288 Natasha Berg +1.212.734.5500


The Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) portfolio is continuing to expand with a number of particularly notable new hotels openings joining the revered brand this year. From Avant-guard architecture in Miami to a carbon-neutral eco lodge in The Galapagos Islands and a converted 20th century palace in Madrid, this pick of new hotel additions highlights the ever growing diversity of the SLH collection. Vintro Hotel & Kitchen, Miami, USA – Opened July 2014 Vintro Hotel & Kitchen is a sophisticated new addition to SLH boasting 50 rooms and six suites. Located in the heart of the South Beach cultural district, the hotel is situated in an ideal location; close to the nightlife, the Bass Museum of Art, The New World Symphony and just steps away from the ocean. Guests can hire bikes from the hotel to tour the neighbouring areas, or charter the hotel’s ‘Vintro’ yacht with its crew and sail to the Biscayne Bay. Hotel amenities include an alluring interior courtyard leading to an alfresco dining area overlooking Collins Canal, a freshwater pool with a steam room and Jacuzzi, and a luxurious rooftop lounge and bar. The dining experience will be led by Executive Consulting Chef Giorgios Bakatsias who is collaborating with Chef de Cuisine, Keith Suarino; with signature dishes including salt crusted Florida red snapper with citrus and herbs and crispy calamari bruschetta. Rooms are available from £178 per person per night with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH). Pikaia Lodge, Santa Cruz Island, the Galapagos – Opening September 2014The new Pikaia Lodge will soon become the first SLH property to open in Ecuador, located in the centre of the Galapagos on Santa Cruz Island. The carbon-neutral lodge represents the next step in the evolution of luxury eco-adventure. With the 14 rooms nestled amongst the slopes of two extinct volcano craters, Pikaia Lodge offers expansive views of the arid savannah of the adjacent Galapagos National Park and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby islands. Taking advantage of its central location, the hotel operates daily land and sea tours on its private yacht, as well as making use of its facilities including its own giant tortoise reserve, a gourmet restaurant, a bar and relaxing spa, and a beautiful pool. Superior rooms with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) are priced from £1,148 per night on a full board basis based on two people sharing. The rate includes one land excursion on Santa Cruz Island, yacht excursions to North Seymour & Bachas Beach and to Bartolome Island & Sullivan Island and all taxes. Three night minimum stay. Urso Hotel & Spa, Madrid, Spain – Opening September 2014 Urso Hotel & Spa will open its doors on 1 September 2014, making it Madrid’s first five-star boutique property. The early 20th century palace has been meticulously restored, creating a well-designed contemporary building with 78 rooms and suites. Nestled in between the Chamberi and Chueca neighbourhoods, the hotel is situated only five minutes from the city centre, perfect for exploring all that Madrid has to offer from its shopping, the “golden triangle” featuring the Reina Sofia, the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and its unrivalled nightlife. The 78 sleek and stylish rooms have been decorated with a blend of honey-toned woods, marble floors, fine fabrics and scattered rugs. Hotel amenities include a lap pool, fitness centre, stylish lounge bar and restaurant and Madrid’s first luxury branded spa by Spanish skincare specialist Natura Bissé, winner of Best Luxury Spa Brand in 2012 and 2013. Rooms are available from £266 per person per night with Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH). ### About Small Luxury Hotels of the World: The Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) brand is an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest small independent hotels. Comprising over 520 hotels in more than 80 countries, the diversity of the individual hotels, and the experiences that they offer, is exceptional. From cutting-edge design hotels to palatial 17th century mansions, city centre sanctuaries to remote private islands, historic country houses to idyllic resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers only the very best. Reservations can be made at any Small Luxury Hotels of the World property online at, via the free SLH iPhone app or by contacting your favourite travel agent. You can also call a Small Luxury Hotels of the World reservations office; to view a listing by country please click here:

Half Year Report 2014 – Major turnaround accomplished

Financial highlights · First positive net profit in the history of the Company · Previous losses reversed with a positive swing of over SEK 110 million compared to 2013 due to cost cuts and improved yields. · Earnings before interest and tax for the period of SEK 61.4 million (loss SEK 57.0 million). EBITDA was SEK 94.4 million (loss 18.8 million), Net profit was SEK 47.7 million (net loss 76.9 million). · Net asset value per share at 30 June 2014 was SEK 6.39 per share (8.20) and profit per share turned positive and amounted to SEK 0.34 (-0.55). · On June 30 2014, Group debt, incorporating lease financing and interest bearing bank borrowings, reduced compared to the previous year amounting to SEK 189.6 million (250.6 million). Group cash at the same period was SEK 6.5 million (11.2 million). · Kaliningrad sale materially completed with proceeds received shortly after period end delivering approximately SEK 52.8 million to assist working capital · Financial results materially impacted in several areas, both positively and negatively, by UAH foreign exchange movements impacting biological assets, other expenses and other comprehensive income. Impact of devaluation considered broadly positive for operations. Operational highlights · Benefits of execution of material cost reduction plan initiated in H2 2013 yielding results with: · payroll costs reduced to SEK 48.1 million (71.8 million) a reduction of 33 per cent on 2013 · administrative costs reduced to SEK 28.6 million (57.0 million) a reduction of 50 per cent on 2013 · input costs incurred in H1 reduced by 20 per cent compared to 2013 · Record yields across all crops harvested to date, providing market leading yields for Ukrainian winter wheat, rapeseed and barley and Russian winter wheat and spring barley · In July 2014 the Group materially completed the sale of its operations in Kaliningrad, Russia. Upcoming reporting datesInterim Full Year Report 2014 – 27 March 2015Annual Report 2014 – 24 April 2015For additional information, please contact:Investor Relations, tel. +44 203 427 3983

NMG: 6 month interim report for the period January - June 2014 - Nickel Mountain Group (publ) AB

Highlights during the 2nd quarter 2014 · Work continued on the Rönnbäcken project’s Pre-feasibility Study (PFS) during the second quarter of 2014. · A debt set-off issue amounting to Swedish Krone 5.6 million (MSEK) was conducted in May 2014, whereby 1,474,619 new shares were issued at an issue price of SEK 3.80 per share. · In June 2014, finally, the separation of the African operations was completed via a dividend 1:1 pro-rata of subsidiary African Diamond AB (ADIAM) to the shareholders of NMG. · A civil law suit against previous board members was filed with the Stockholm District Court in June. · At end of June NMG sold the nearly empty subsidiary IGE Diamond AB for a consideration of MSEK 2 up front. In the future, NMG may get an additional MSEK 2 given the fulfilment of certain criteria. · The net result after tax for the six month period January - June 2014 amounted to MSEK –10.2 (MSEK –85.7). This corresponds to earnings per share (EPS) of SEK –0.49 (SEK –0.47). The EPS figure for 6 m 2013 is before a reversed share split 10:1 conducted in end of December 2013. The sale of IGE Diamond has positively affected the net result by approximately MSEK +2. · The total comprehensive loss for the first half year of 2014 was MSEK –11.3 (MSEK –85.6). · The net result after tax for the April - June quarter of 2014 amounted to MSEK –3.3 (MSEK –79.7). This corresponds to earnings per share (EPS) of SEK –0.15 (SEK –0.44). · The total comprehensive loss for the second quarter of 2014 was MSEK –4.4 (MSEK -76.7). · At the AGM held on June 4, 2014 a new board of Directors was elected and the shareholders authorized the Board to decide on new issues of shares or convertible debt instruments with or without observing the preferential rights of shareholders. The maximum dilution allowed is 20%. · The Vapsten Reindeer Herding Co-operative in Northern Sweden, the major opponent to the Rönnnbäcken Nickel Project, was in the middle of June granted the opportunity to attend a session of the Supreme Administrative Court in Sweden (Högsta Förvaltningsdomstolen), in which the Government’s decision not to re-consider the granting of three exploitation licenses to Nickel Mountain Group underwent a judicial review. The Court’s considerations are expected to be published before the end of this year. Events after the end of the reporting period · In July 2014, NMG took up short-term interest bearing straight loans from a limited group of investors. The term of the loan is 12 months and the interest rate agreed is 10% p.a. in SEK. A total amount equivalent to some MSEK 1.1 was attracted and improved the financial situation somewhat. · The financial and liquidity situation of the group is however still very critical, and the Board and management are together with their financial advisors investigating ways of attracting more external financing. If this does not happen in the closest future, the company may potentially face an insolvency situation. (Complete report enclosed for the second quarter 2014)

Fund capital increased to more than SEK 280 billion – a new record

· The Second AP Fund’s assets under management totaled SEK 280.3 (248.3) billion on June 30 2014, against which net outflows to the national pension system were charged in an amount of SEK -2.5 (-3.1) billion. · The Fund posted a first-half net result of SEK 18.1 (10.0) billion. · The Fund’s return on the total portfolio was 7.0 (4.3) percent, excluding commission costs and operating expenses. Including these costs, the portfolio generated a return of 6.9 (4.2) percent. · The relative return on the portfolio of quoted assets, excluding alternative investments and costs, amounted to 0.1 (0.2) percent, corresponding to a net contribution of SEK 0.3 billion. · Operating expenses in terms of asset management costs continued to be low, remaining unchanged at 0.07 (0.07) percent for the period. · Over the past ten years, the Fund has generated a return on invested assets of 102.2 percent, corresponding to an average annual return of 7.3 percent. Less inflation, this is equivalent to an annual real return of 6.0 percent. “In the past ten years, the Fund has generated a total return of SEK 145.6 billion on investment. This is equivalent to an average real annual return of 5.8 percent after costs, which exceeds our targeted long-term return of five percent,” states Eva Halvarsson, CEO of the Second Swedish National Pension Fund/AP2. “With a Fund capital in excess of SEK 280 billion, we have more than doubled the starting capital of SEK 134 billion which we received in conjunction with the launch of Sweden’s new national pension system in 2001. This increase in the value of the capital has been achieved during a period of considerable turbulence on global financial markets. Over the past thirteen years, we have experienced the impact of an ‘IT bubble’, a financial crisis and a debt crisis. In spite of these challenges, the Second AP Fund has attained its long-term goal, thereby fulfilling its role of buffer fund,” states Eva Halvarsson. The complete half-year report (pdf) is published on the Fund’s website at A sustainability report will be published separately at the end of October. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- For further details, please contact CEO Eva Halvarsson, Second Swedish National Pension Fund, or Ulrika Danielson, head of Corporate Communications, on +46 31 704 29 00.

Volvo’s engineers at Gothenburg’s upper-secondary schools

The right competence is crucial for Swedish industry and for Sweden’s competitiveness in the global market and, for high-tech companies like the Volvo Group, the availability of engineers is key. In parallel, statistics from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show a shortage of 50,000 engineers in Sweden by 2030, primarily due to large waves of retirements and too few newly graduated engineers from universities and colleges. Accordingly, the Volvo Group is starting the School Step educational project together with the City of Gothenburg. During the 2014/15 school year, 14 Volvo Group engineers will collaborate with an equal number of teachers from five upper-secondary schools in Gothenburg: Lindholmens tekniska gymnasium, Polhemsgymnasiet, Katrinelundsgymnasiet, Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet and Göteborgs tekniska college. The engineers will contribute by providing real-life problems and challenges for the course, and by informing about the breadth and scope of the engineering profession. “Preventing the shortage of engineers looming over the next decade is one of the key issues facing Swedish industry. Succeeding in sparking the interest of more young people in a future in industry requires better collaboration between schools and industry, and this is an area where the School Step can play an important role,” says Olof Persson. The School Step is an integrated part of teaching within the framework of the normal school curriculum. Over the course of one academic year, the Volvo Group’s engineers will spend 20 hours teaching in the classroom. In addition, the engineers will invest a further 40 hours in planning lessons together with the teachers as well as by attending courses in teaching methods and rhetoric. Elina Drott, with responsibility for driven axles at Volvo Buses, is one of the Volvo engineers who will moonlight as a teacher. “Most people have no idea what a varied, broad and enjoyable profession engineering is. I hope I can provide better insight into how many different opportunities exist. Even if only one student finds the profession interesting, I will have made a difference,” she says. At the end of the academic year, the School Step will be evaluated to ascertain the possibilities of expanding the concept to more locations. August 28, 2014 Journalists who would like additional information, please contact Karin Wik, tel +46 (0) 765 53 10 20. For more news from the Volvo Group, visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion in 2013, and its shares are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange. For more information, visit or for those using a mobile phone.


The Board of Agrokultura AB has today received the announced mandatory bid by the new major shareholder Steenord Corp (“Steenord”). The offered price per share is 4.50 SEK in cash and the bid is valid without any further conditions for execution except for the required competition clearance. The formal offer document is expected to be announced on 4 September 2014, and the period of acceptance of the bid is expected to be between the 8 September and the 24 October 2014. The press release, whereby Steenord launches the offer, is published below.As the Board previously announced, it looks positively on the new major shareholders’ intentions for Agrokultura and on the fact that the mandatory bid rules of First North are followed. The Board welcomes the new specific cash offer which is clearly in excess of the share price during a considerable time before Steenord started buying shares of Agrokultura. According to existing rules, it falls upon the Board to make a statement to the shareholders, at the latest two weeks before the expiry of the acceptance period, regarding whether the shareholders should accept the offer or not. The Board will therefore return with a more detailed announcement regarding the offer within the aforementioned timeframe, whereby the Board also will be able to take Steenord’s formal offer document into account.Stockholm on 28 August 2014The Board of Directors

Asymmetric challenges

The US economy is gradually moving into a more mature phase of the recovery from the global financial crisis half a decade ago. The recovery has been weaker than many would have liked. The economy has not performed as strongly as it did during upswings in the past. Nevertheless, looking at a broad set of indicators, it is clear that the cyclical recovery is well advanced. Indeed, unemployment has fallen steadily, while the economy is approaching what would be viewed as full capacity utilisation. Meanwhile, households have repaired their balance sheets. The huge deficit in the federal budget is also long gone and public finances no longer pose threats to the economy’s overall wellbeing. Real GDP is expanding at a pace that is likely to induce further declines in the unemployment rate. The Federal Reserve may be complacent towards financial exuberance, but is still likely to deliver a first hike when the unemployment rate declines to the perceived level of “the natural unemployment rate”, which we expect in December or January. Many analysts expect a first hike in the second quarter of next year, while Fed funds futures are not pricing in a first hike until July of next year. In our view, these assumptions are likely to change in the direction of earlier Fed tightening. The eurozone picture is quite different. This was of course the case all along. However, instead of catching up with the US, the eurozone now appears to be at risk of stalling. We see two main negative scenarios being played out. First, rising geopolitical tensions have cast a dark cloud over the economy. The deterioration in the West’s relations with Russia, triggered in particular by events in Ukraine, has significant negative effects on the eurozone economy. The effects are asymmetric: Europe is hit much harder than other regions, while the US is much less exposed. The Middle East no doubt poses huge challenges globally and for the US. Nevertheless, the economic fallout is likely less significant than for Europe. The troublesome geopolitical events of late come at a very critical juncture. Growth in the eurozone is fragile and many countries are dependent on exports, as domestic demand is still stalling. This is no longer the case in countries such as the US, the UK or Sweden. More is at risk in the eurozone, both because it is closer to the global hotspots and because the economy is less self-sustaining in the first place. In this context, it is of course important to note the big gaps within the common currency area. Germany, with its strong export sector and robust domestic credentials, should still be able to shake off these headwinds. For the other large eurozone economies, this will not be as easy. The second theme is the slow speed at which the eurozone addresses its internal problems. While the ECB may have managed to restore confidence in the government bond market, banks and corporates in the most troubled countries are still subjected to rising borrowing costs. This situation is made even worse by the fact that the ECB has not kept sufficient distance from deflation. During the spring, we hoped that the Central Bank would do more, launching a programme of asset purchases. Although our hopes so far have been dashed, we expect more action to address the problems ahead, in which case the euro should weaken as a result. In the UK, growth has surprised on the upside. The labour market has gradually improved, while wage developments have been unexpectedly sluggish. The Bank of England has seen this as indication of continued slack and we expect it to maintain its expansionary policy stance throughout this year. Japan decelerated in the second quarter, mostly due to sluggish consumption associated with the indirect tax hike in spring. Exports have also been weak. We think that the authorities will have to spell out their structural agenda more clearly, and we expect continued monetary stimulation from the Bank of Japan. Emerging economies are also impacting the global outlook in a quite asymmetric fashion. In China, selective stimulation measures have so far succeeded in stabilising growth. However, given the slow pace of structural reform, we anticipate China’s growth rate to abate gradually over the next couple of years. The rest of Asia, including India, is also developing positively. By contrast, we are very negative to Russia, where we see sub-par growth well beyond our forecast horizon. Brazil is also likely to disappoint. Apart from the fact that global commodity markets have run out of steam, both countries’ structural policies leave a lot to be desired. The Nordic countries are also travelling at different speeds. Signals from Denmark were quite positive in the beginning of the year but the upswing has since stalled, mirroring the eurozone. Finland is already affected by developments in Russia. Looking ahead, fiscal policy is likely to add further headwinds for the economy. The outlook for Norway is more upbeat, despite the fact that industries such as fish farming are subject to sanctions by Russia. Sweden, finally, is likely to deliver solid growth over the next couple of years. While Sweden is subject to the same external environments as its neighbours, it is less vulnerable in the sense that it is more reliant on domestic demand. Beyond the downtrend in inflation below the Riksbank target, we do not find convincing arguments to support the commonly held belief that the current extremely soft monetary stance will last very long. Given our outlook for Swedish inflation and the expected rate hikes by the Fed, the Riksbank is likely to change its tune sooner than both it and the market expect. In combination with our views on the ECB, we find it reasonable to expect the krona to trade stronger against the euro. For further information, please contact:Jan Häggström, Chief economist, +46-8 701 10 97, +46 70 761 43 66 For more information on Handelsbanken, see:

Offshore Wind farm DanTysk: The last Wind turbine is erected

Yesterday, with the installation of the last of 80 turbines an important milestone is reached for the DanTysk offshore project: In the wind farm, erected by Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München (SWM) 70 km west of the island of Sylt, eighty Siemens wind turbines in the 3.6 megawatt (MW) class were constructed, with a maximum rotor tip height above sea level of just under 150 metres. Vattenfall began erecting the first wind turbine in mid-April this year. The installation of the 80 turbines could be completed in about four month, not least because of the good weather conditions on the North Sea. "We are delighted that the 80 wind turbines in the DanTysk offshore wind farm could be set up so quickly. Additionally particularly positive is that the inter array cable installation between the turbines and the offshore substation went smoothly." said Gunnar Groebler, Head of the Renewables Business Unit for Vattenfall's Continental/UK region. Christian Vogt, Head of Corporate Investment Management at Stadtwerke München, said: "The erection of the last turbine in the DanTysk project could be completed as scheduled and is an important step on the way to the implementing of the whole wind farm. The successful construction progress on this project allows us to look forward to the next joint project “Sandbank” from SWM and Vattenfall which will be placed in the neighborhood." The DanTysk offshore wind farm covers an area of 70 square kilometres (approximately 7,000 football pitches) in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on the border to Danish territorial waters. The wind farm has an installed capacity of 288 megawatts (MW) and will generate power, with very low greenhouse emissions, equivalent to the consumption of up to 400,000 households. DanTysk is a joint venture of Vattenfall (51%) and Stadtwerke München (49%). Note to editorial staff:Graphics and images of the DanTysk wind farm: For more information, please contact:Sandra Kühberger, Spokesperson, Tel.: +49 (0)30 81 82 23 23 From Vattenfall’s Press Office, Tel.: +46 (0)87 39 50 10, e-mail: press@vattenfall.comFacebook: (

Nomination Committee’s proposal to SSAB’s Extraordinary General Meeting on 11 September 2014

The Nomination Committee consists of Anders Nyberg, Industrivärden (Chairman of the Nomination Committee); Åsa Nisell, Swedbank Robur Fonder; Lars-Eric Aaro, LKAB; Frank Larsson, Handelsbanken fonder, Kari A. J. Järvinen, Solidium Oy and Sverker Martin-Löf (Chairman of the Board of Directors). The Nomination Committee’s proposals in respect of items 1 and 6-8 on the agenda to the Extraordinary General Meeting: 1. Attorney Sven Unger is appointed to chair the meeting. 6. There shall be nine directors. 7. Board fees on annual basis shall be paid in the amount of SEK 1,650,000 to the Chairman of the Board and SEK 550,000 to each director who is not employed in the Group, to apply for the last six months prior to the next annual general meeting. For the period up until then, Board fees shall be paid on annual basis according to the same levels as was resolved at the Annual General Meeting 2014, i.e. Board fees on annual basis shall be paid in the amount of SEK 1,425,000 to the Chairman of the Board and SEK 475,000 to each director who is not employed in the Group. Compensation to directors in respect of committee work shall be paid on annual basis according to the same levels as was resolved by the Annual General Meeting 2014, i.e. in the amount of SEK 100,000 each, with the exception of the position of Chairman of the Audit Committee, for which payment shall be made in the amount of SEK 125,000. The proposal of the Nomination Committee represents an adjustment to the new conditions and implies an increase of the total Board fee on annual basis equal to approximately 15 percent compared with the total Board fee on annual basis resolved at the Annual General Meeting 2014. The proposal of the Nomination Committee implies that the total committee fee on annual basis is unchanged compared with the total committee fee on annual basis resolved at the Annual General Meeting 2014. 8. New election of Petra Einarsson, Kim Gran and Matti Lievonen. Anders G Carlberg, Matti Sundberg and Pär Östberg have announced that they are leaving the Board of Directors in connection with the Extraordinary General Meeting. If the meeting resolves in accordance with the proposal, the Board of Directors will from the time when the resolution becomes effective and until the end of the next annual general meeting, consist of the following directors elected by the general meeting: Petra Einarsson, Kim Gran, Jan Johansson, Matti Lievonen, Martin Lindqvist, Annika Lundius, Sverker Martin-Löf, John Tulloch and Lars Westerberg. For more information, please contact: Andreas Koch, Head of Investor Relations, +46 8-454 5725, SSAB is a Nordic and US-based steel company. SSAB offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world. SSAB has employees in over 50 countries. SSAB has production facilities in Sweden, Finland and the US. SSAB is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm and has a secondary listing on the NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki.

Interim report May – July 2014/15

· Order bookings increased 12* percent to SEK 2,341 M (2,027). · Net sales decreased 4* percent to SEK 1,865 M (1,912). · EBITA amounted to SEK -38 M (148) before non-recurring items. Currency effects were neutral. · Net income amounted to SEK -137 M (-8). Earnings per share amounted to SEK -0.36 (-0.01) before dilution and SEK -0.36 (-0.01) after dilution. · Cash flow after continuous investments amounted to SEK -670 M (-584). Cash conversion is targeted to return to around 70 percent for the fiscal year. Outlook · There are strong drivers for growth in radiation therapy. Elekta’s ambition is to continue to grow faster than the market. The financial objective is an annual net sales growth exceeding 10 percent in local currency. · Due to temporary lower growth and higher execution risks in some emerging markets and a focus on tighter management of working capital, net sales is expected to grow by 7-9 percent in local currency for the fiscal year 2014/15. Currently 2014/15 is expected to finish in the lower range of the interval. · EBITA is expected to grow by approximately 10 percent (changed from “10 percent or more”) in local currency for the fiscal year 2014/15, compared with last year. Exchange rate movements are expected to have a neutral impact on EBITA growth in SEK. President and CEO commentsDuring the first quarter of the fiscal year 2014/15 we continued to see mixed development in our markets. We are pleased that order momentum recovered and order bookings grew by 12* percent compared to the first quarter last year. Net sales and cash flow were weak. Based on current market conditions and our order backlog we reiterate our net sales guidance for the year with a growth of 7-9 percent in local currency, but we currently expect the result to be in the lower range of the interval. EBITA is expected to grow approximately 10 percent. Mixed market environmentWe estimate that demand in the first quarter grew by low single-digits over the previous year. In the first quarter we saw a mixed market environment across our geographic areas. There was slower than expected growth in mature markets, especially in the US. In Asia, and other emerging markets, the market development was mixed in the first quarter but we are expecting a return to growth for the full year.  Due to macroeconomic and geopolitical circumstances there are increased risks in the full year plan. We remain cautiously optimistic, but are monitoring the situation closely. Strong order bookingsElekta’s order bookings increased by 12* percent in the first quarter, reflecting good demand for Elekta’s leading portfolio of cancer care solutions. Performance was good in Europe and North America. In Asia, the trend was mixed. India showed good growth. In Japan, orders were unchanged while the market and orders in China were seasonally lower than last year but full-year prospects are good. After the relatively weak order intake last year, our global order volumes for Leksell Gamma Knife® continue to improve according to plan. Weak delivery volumesThe first quarter is normally Elekta’s weakest. Net sales decreased by 4* percent. Deliveries in region EMEA were strong and we noticed a slight increase in Asia. North America had a weak quarter mainly due to delays in planned software installations. Software revenues are expected to recover during this fiscal year. Gross margin decreased to 34 percent (42). The decline is due to low software revenues and unfavorable project mix effects in the first quarter. EBITA before non-recurring items amounted to SEK -38 M (148). The lower result is an effect of the lower gross profit combined with cost increases according to plan. Cash flowCash flow after continuous investments for the first quarter amounted to SEK -670 M (-584). Cash flow was impacted by the result from operations and inventory build-up for scheduled deliveries for the quarter and the remainder of the year. Compared with the fourth quarter, accounts receivable declined according to plan. Actions are in place to gradually improve cash flow during the year, with the ambition to return to a cash generation of around 70 percent for the year. Supporting future growthIn the fourth quarter, and in line with the strategic agenda, we announced measures to enhance the efficiency of the organization to support continued growth. The activities in the program have, to a large extent, been executed and the related cash outflow amounted to SEK 33 M in the first quarter. The total program amounted to SEK 100 M. We have completed efficiency measures leading to staff reductions in our North American and Asian regional organizations. In addition, we announced our intent to close our office in Freiburg, Germany, and transfer the functions to Crawley, UK. Continued progress in product developmentWe are in a high-investment phase within research and development. Our MRI-guided radiation therapy project is our largest research and development project to date. Recently, the Christie Hospital in the UK joined our research consortium for MRI-guided radiation therapy and Uppsala University Hospital has announced that it will be conducting research with MRI-guided radiation therapy via a bilateral research agreement with Elekta. OutlookThe long-term underlying market growth remains strong. However, for this fiscal year, we see continued mixed development in our markets including higher execution risks in certain emerging markets. We reiterate our outlook for the full fiscal year of a net sales growth of 7-9 percent, in local currency, where we currently see 2014/15 finishing in the lower range of the interval. EBITA is expected to increase approximately 10 percent in local currency compared with last year. Exchange rate movements are expected to have a neutral impact on EBITA growth in SEK. Niklas Savander - President and CEO * Compared with last fiscal year, based on unchanged exchange rates. Conference callElekta will host a telephone conference at 13:45 – 14:30 CET on August 28, with President and CEO Niklas Savander and CFO Håkan Bergström. To take part in the conference call, please dial in about 5-10 minutes in advance. Swedish dial-in number: +46 (0)8 519 993 50, UK dial-in number: +44 (0)20 319 405 47, US dial-in number: +1 877 788 90 23. The telephone conference will also be broadcasted over the internet (listen only). Please use the link: Financial informationInterim report May – October 2014/15                        November 27, 2014 Interim report May – January 2014/15                        March 4, 2015 Year-end report May – April 2014/15                          June 2, 2015 For further information, please contact:Håkan Bergström, CFO, Elekta AB (publ)+46 8 587 25 547, Johan Andersson, Director Investor Relations, Elekta AB (publ)+46 702 100 451, ( Elekta AB (publ)Corporate registration number 556170-4015Kungstensgatan 18, ­Box 7593, SE 103 93 Stockholm, Sweden The above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 13:00 CET on August 28, 2014.

Russian tax claim received and Wellness products no longer affected by recent sanctions

Official claim put forward by authorities in Russian tax investigation Following several years of ongoing tax investigation in Russia, Oriflame today received an official claim from the authorities amounting to €21m including penalty fees. The claim contradicts opinions of local and international experts as well as local and international legislation and praxis. The claim relates to royalty payments (including related VAT) while all other areas of investigation have been dropped. Oriflame remains confident in its practice within this area, with royalty levels at or below industry praxis, and the company has today initiated a litigation process to contest the claim as it contradicts local and international legislation. The cash out effect from the claim is estimated to amount to approximately €11m to be paid in the third quarter 2014 prior to the litigation. The amount will be reversed following successful litigation process as per practice in Russia. In accordance with local and international opinions supporting Oriflame’s position, no profit and loss impact is currently foreseen. Oriflame Wellness products no longer affected by recent sanctions The Russian government has amended the list of banned products under the previously imposed sanctions against import of food products from certain countries. Biological active supplements, vitamins and protein concentrates have now been excluded from the list which implies that Oriflame Wellness products are allowed to be imported to Russia. This means that Oriflame expects the total business impact from the sanctions to be limited. For additional information, please contact:Gabriel Bennet, CFO                                            +41 798 263 713Johanna Palm, Director Investor Relations              +46 765 422 672   Founded in 1967, Oriflame is a beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries. Its wide portfolio of Swedish, nature-inspired, innovative beauty products is marketed through approximately 3 million independent Oriflame Consultants, generating annual sales of around €1.5 billion. Respect for people and nature underlies Oriflame’s operating principles and is reflected in its social and environmental policies. Oriflame supports numerous charities worldwide and is a Co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation. Oriflame is a Luxembourg company group with corporate offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland. Oriflame Cosmetics is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange.

York Minster’s Organ Scholar wins coveted national prize

York Minster’s Organ Scholar, Nicolas Haigh has received a top award in the Royal College of Organists (FRCO), Summer 2014 examinations. Nick who is leaving York Minster after two years as Organ Scholar, gained the prestigious Fellowship Diploma winning the coveted Limpus Prize for achieving the highest marks in the organ playing section of this year’s examinations. Commenting on Nick’s prize, Robert Sharpe, Director of Music at York Minster said:  “This is a wonderful award and a great way for Nick to end his time at the Minster.  He had already gained his Associateship of the Royal College of Organists during his first year with us.  Winning the Limpus Prize against some of the most talented organists in the country is a huge achievement for Nick.  Many congratulations to Nick from everyone at York Minster.” Nicolas Haigh took up the position of organ scholar at York Minster in September 2012. Prior to this he was the Sir William McKie Senior Organ Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge where he accompanied the world famous chapel choir under the direction of Timothy Brown and Graham Ross. While still a student, he performed with the choir for broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and for a CD recently released on the Harmonia Mundi label. A keen performer of early music, Nicolas co-founded the early music consort L’Académie du Roi Soleil that performs regularly on both sides of the Atlantic.  At the Minster, he accompanied the renowned Minster Choir in several services each week as well as developing a reputation as a colourful soloist and excellent improviser. For further details, please visit ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Sharon Atkinson Director of Communications York Minster Tel:         01904 557428 Email:

Wapping Indian Restaurant Laksha Bay Encourages Diners To Get Their A-List Curry Fix

An Indian restaurant and takeaway is encouraging diners to get their A-List curry fix, after a slew of celebrities confessed their love of the delicious, authentic cuisine of the region. Laksha Bay is one of Wapping’s premier Indian restaurants ( and specialises in crafting dishes that are fit for celebrity royalty, and they’re urging all curry-lovers to treat their taste buds to a delicious meal fit for any famous name. Lady Gaga, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon and even our Prime Minister, David Cameron, have all spoken out about their love of curry. Hollywood hunk, Brad Pitt, loves curry so much, that his equally famous wife, Angelina Jolie, had his favourite dish flown from a UK restaurant to his LA address – that’s the lengths the A-List will go to get their curry fix! Luckily, Londoners don’t need to go that far to experience the powerful flavours and authentic tastes of India. Laksha Bay’s chefs have taken inspiration from the sun-kissed shores of the Lakshadweep archipelago, capturing the flavour of the whole country in a serious of mouth-watering dishes that will satisfy all palates. The team at Laksha Bay ( have studied traditional cooking techniques and recipes, bringing them back to London and putting a contemporary spin on them to create a divine menu that would have even the most prestigious name salivating. Anayet Hussain, Head Chef of Laksha Bay, says, “It’s no secret that there are a plethora of stars that just can’t get enough of Indian cuisine – and here at Laksha Bay, we make no secret of the fact that we make the best Indian dishes this side of the Taj Mahal! You don’t have to be on the A-List to enjoy a mouth-watering dish; our restaurant has a packed menu full of diverse meals, starters, sides and desserts that are sure to impress anyone, whether they’re a London native enjoying a meal with their family, or a celebrity superstar getting their spicy fix.” Matt Damon is one of a number of Hollywood stars professing their love for Indian cuisine. Last year, after he visited the country to assist with various charity projects, he stated that it was a ‘luxury’ to eat Indian food every day, and though he couldn’t pronounce the names of the more local dishes, he confirmed that he liked it spicy and hot. The Laksha Bay Katmandu dish would be perfect for the Bourne Identity star, with its special recipe, tender meats and aromatic spices. Meanwhile, David Cameron has hailed the Indian food industry in Britain, and has been known to frequent his own local curry house in Oxfordshire. For the days when he’s toiling away in the capital, he’d surely enjoy the chicken rogan josh from Laksha Bay – he’s previously confirmed its his favourite Indian dish, and the delicious flavour of Laksha Bay’s offering is sure to have him coming back for more. Visit the Laksha Bay website at, order online or call 020 7481 0777 to speak to a member of staff. 

Orexo intends to conduct a private placement of shares to Swedish and international institutional and strategic investors

Uppsala, Sweden – August 28, 2014 - Orexo AB (publ) today announces the launch of a private placement of Orexo shares, including the 1,121,124 shares held in treasury by Orexo, to Swedish and international institutional and strategic investors. The price for the shares will be determined through a book-building procedure initiated at 5.31pm CET on August 28, 2014. Pricing and allocation of the private placement is expected to take place before beginning of trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm at 9:00am CET on August 29, 2014. The total amount of shares to be offered in the private placement will be determined in the book-building procedure. The proceeds from the private placement are intended to finance the continued expansion of Zubsolv and Orexo’s presence in addiction medicine. The private placement is subject to resolution by the Board of Directors of Orexo, pursuant to authorizations given by the 2014 annual general meeting, to sell existing Orexo shares and/or issue new Orexo shares, as the case may be, following the closing of the private placement book-building procedure. Danske Bank is acting as sole lead manager and bookrunner of the private placement. Ashurst is legal adviser to Danske Bank and Vinge legal adviser to Orexo. For additional information, please contact:Nikolaj Sørensen, President and CEOPhone: +46 (0)703-50 78 88, E-mail: Henrik Juuel, CFO and EVPPhone: +46 (0)72-220 94 77, E-mail: About OrexoOrexo is a specialty pharma company with commercial operations in the United States and R&D in Sweden developing improved treatments using proprietary drug delivery technology and commercial operations in the United States. The company is commercializing its proprietary product, Zubsolv®, for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, in the United States. Zubsolv is a novel formulation of buprenorphine and naloxone using Orexo’s extensive knowledge in sublingual technologies. Orexo has a portfolio of two approved and revenue generating products currently marketed under license in the EU and US. Orexo AB, with its headquarters in Sweden, is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) trade on the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. under the symbol, “ORXOY”. The largest shareholders are Novo A/S and HealthCap. For information about Orexo please visit This is information required to be disclosed by Orexo AB (publ) pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act. This information was released for publication on August 28, 2014, at 5:30pm CET. IMPORTANT INFORMATIONThe release, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions may be restricted. This press release does not constitute an offer of, or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for, any securities of Orexo in any jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act") or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements under the US Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement should not be made in and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Singapore, South Africa or New Zealand. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (such Directive, together with any applicable implementing measures under such Directive in the relevant home Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”). Orexo has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any Member State of the European Economic Area and no prospectus or other offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Private Placement. With respect to each Member State of the European Economic Area and which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a “Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken to date to make an offer to the public of shares or rights requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. In any Relevant Member State this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive. This press release is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion Order 2005) (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons in (i), (ii) and (iii) above together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. The Bookrunner is acting exclusively for Orexo and no one else in connection with the Private Placement. The Bookrunner will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this press release) as its client in relation to the Private Placement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Orexo for providing the protections afforded to their clients nor for giving advice in relation to the Private Placement or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by the Bookrunner as to the accuracy, completeness or verification of the information set forth in this press release, and nothing contained in this press release is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or the future. The Bookrunner assumes no responsibility for its accuracy, completeness or verification and, accordingly, disclaim, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any and all liability which they might otherwise be found to have in respect of this press release or any such statement. The Private Placement will be subject to conditions and termination events, including those which are customary for such offerings. The Bookrunner reserves the right to exercise or refrain from exercising its rights in relation to the fulfillment or otherwise of any such conditions or the occurrence of any termination event in such manner as it may determine in its absolute discretion. Any investors in the Private Placement will be deemed to acknowledge that any offering of shares hence may not be completed and that neither the company nor the Bookrunner in such event shall have any liability to the investors. Any investors in the Private Placement will further be deemed to acknowledge (i) the information in this press release, (ii) that the investors are not relying (for purposes of making any investment decision or otherwise) upon any advice, counsel or representations (whether written or oral) of the company, the Bookrunner or any of their respective affiliates or any non-public information, and (iii) that they have consulted with their own legal, regulatory, tax, business, investment, financial, and accounting advisers to the extent they have deemed necessary, and they have made their own investment decisions based upon their own judgement and upon any advice from such advisers as they have deemed necessary. Any investors are also expected to execute a customary investor letter or application agreement. The company has not given, and the investors have not received from the company, any non-public information in connection with the Private Placement. This press release may contain "forward-looking statements”, which are statements related to future events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address Orexo’s expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "expect”, "anticipate”, "intend”, "plan”, "believe”, "seek”, or "will”. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain and can be influenced by many factors, including the behavior of financial markets, fluctuations in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of regulation and regulatory, investigative and legal actions; strategic actions; and numerous other matters of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business and competitive nature. These factors may cause Orexo’s actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in its forward-looking statements. Orexo does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Bulletin from Elekta’s Annual General Meeting 2014

Dividend and appropriation of the Company’s profitsOf the Company’s unappropriated earnings totalling SEK 2,066,623,017, a per-share dividend of SEK 2.00, of which SEK 1.50 is an ordinary dividend and SEK 0.50 is an extraordinary dividend, to be distributed to shareholders. The remaining amount is to be carried forward. The record date for the dividend was set at Tuesday, September 2, 2014 and the payment is expected to be made on Friday, September 5, 2014. Adoption of the income statement and balance sheetThe meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet for the Parent Company, as well as the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet as of April 30, 2014. The members of the Board and the former CEO Tomas Puusepp were discharged from liability for fiscal year 2013/14. Board of Directors and committeesThe meeting resolved that the Board of Directors is to comprise eight members without deputies. Hans Barella, Luciano Cattani, Laurent Leksell, Siaou-Sze Lien, Tomas Puusepp, Wolfgang Reim, Jan Secher and Birgitta Stymne Göransson were reelected as members of the Board. Laurent Leksell was reelected as Chairman of the Board. The following director fees were adopted: SEK 1,040,000 (1,000,000) to the Chairman of the Board, SEK 445,000 (425,000) to each external member of the Board, SEK 90,000 (70,000) to the Chairman and SEK 50,000 (35,000) to other members of the Company’s Remuneration Committee, SEK 200,000 (175,000) to the Chairman and SEK 110,000 (70,000) to other members of the Company’s Audit Committee. No Company-employed Board Members are to receive remuneration or compensation for Committee work. Before the end of the second quarter of the fiscal year, the Chairman of the Board is to appoint a Nomination Committee by contacting representatives of the four largest holders of voting rights at the last banking day in September, besides the or those shareholders the Chairman of the Board may represent, which may appoint one person each that, together with the Chairman of the Board, shall constitute the Nomination Committee until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, or, where applicable, until a new Nomination Committee has been appointed. AuditorsThe meeting reelected the registered public auditing firm PwC, with auditor-in-charge Johan Engstam, as auditor for the period until the close of the 2015 Annual General Meeting. Fees will be paid according to an approved account. Guidelines for remuneration of senior executivesThe Meeting approved the guidelines for remuneration and other employment conditions for senior executives. The guidelines apply for employment contracts that become effective after the Meeting’s resolution and in the event that changes are made to existing contracts after this date. Performance Share Plan 2014The Meeting resolved to adopt Performance Share Plan 2014. The program comprises about180 key individuals who will qualify for allotment, free of charge, of Elekta B-shares following expiry of the three year performance period and provided continued employment during the performance period. The total number of shares that can be allotted depends on the degree of fulfilment of two financial targets, which are independent of each other, for the Group’s (i) earnings before interest, taxes and amortizations (EBITA) with 50 per cent weight and (ii) business volume in local currency (sales and orders) with 50 per cent weight. The performance targets are measured and earned by one-third each financial year during the period from the 2014/2015 financial year to the end of the 2016/2017 financial year. Assuming that that the maximum number of shares is allotted under the Performance Share Plan 2014 and a share price of SEK 95, a maximum of 1,139,600 class B shares will be required to fulfil the commitments under the program (including social security contributions), corresponding to approximately 0.30 per cent of the total number of outstanding shares, and the costs, including social security contributions and the financing cost for repurchased own shares, are estimated at approximately SEK 108,262,000. Acquisition and transfer of own sharesThe Meeting authorized the Board of Directors, during the period until the next Annual General Meeting to resolve, on one or more occasions, on the acquisition of a maximum number of own shares so that, after the acquisitions, the Company does not hold more than five per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. The Meeting also authorized the Board of Directors, during the period until the next Annual General Meeting to resolve, on one or more occasions, on transfers of own shares in connection with financing takeovers and other strategic investments. The proposal which, in the light of the resolution of Performance Share Plan 2014, comprised transfer of treasury shares to employees and authorisation to the Board of Directors to transfer shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm with the purpose of covering primarily social security contributions, did not receive the required majority of nine tenths. In view of the Performance Share Plan 2011, 2012 and 2013, the Meeting authorized the Board of Directors during the period until the next Annual General Meeting, on one or more occasions, to make decisions that not more than 449,200 shares will be transferred on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm with the purpose of covering certain fees, primarily social security contributions. # # # For further information, please contact:Johan Andersson, Director, Investor Relations, Elekta ABTel: +46 702 100 451, e-mail: johan.andersson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeThe above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 18:30 CET on August 28, 2014. About ElektaElekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website:


SECOND QUARTER ·  Net sales of $920’ (703) ·  EBITDA of $-500’ (147’) ·  Net result of $-269’ (-286’) ·  Earnings per share $-0,01 (-0,03) FIRST HALF YEAR ·  Net sales of $1,529’ (1,193’) ·  EBITDA of $-837’ (-22) ·  Net result of $-835’ (-709) ·  Earnings per share $-0,04 (-0,06) SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE QUARTER · Reported reserves of 1.2 million barrels of oil valued at $122.2 million. · Changed company name to Dome Energy AB. · Listed on NASDAQ OMX First North. · Signed a purchase agreement to acquire VistaTex Energy LLC. · Signed a binding letter of intent to acquire properties from Range Ventures LLC. · Raised $7.7 million in a new issue of 4.3 million shares. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS ·  Finalized acquisition of VistaTex Energy LLC effective as of 1 July 2014. ·  New senior reserve based bank facility with Societe Generale. ·  1,250 barrels of oil equivalents (boepd) production in July and to reach 2,000 boepd within a year. FINANCIAL KEY RATIOS US$ Thousand Q2 Q2 Q1-Q2 Q1-Q2 FY 2014 2013 2014 2013 2013Revenue 920 703 1,529 1,193 2,167Gross profit 607 433 866 665 1,270Gross margin, % 66% 62% 57% 56% 59%EBITDA -500 147 -837 -22 -682EBT -269 -286 -835 -709 -3,814Net result -269 -286 -835 -709 -3,830EPS (in US$) -0.01 -0.03 -0.04 -0.06 -0.30Production (boepd) 214 52 155 54 69 For further information please contact:Susanna Helgesen, CFOPhone: +1 281 558 8585E-mail: About Dome EnergyDome Energy AB. is an independent Oil & Gas Company publicly traded on the Nasdaq OMX First North exchange in Sweden (Ticker: DOME ( Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company’s focus is on the development and production of existing onshore Oil & Gas reserves in the United States. For more information visit

NMG: Significant ownership change in Nickel Mountain Group

Nickel Mountain Group (“NMG”) has been informed that Altro Invest AB has today sold all its 6,597,580 shares in NMG corresponding to 28.98 percent of all outstanding shares. This press release is issued at the request of Altro Invest AB in order for them to comply with their information obligations in Norway. For and on behalf of the Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB: Torbjörn RantaManaging Director For more information, please contact: Torbjörn RantaManaging DirectorTel: +46 8 402 28 00Mobile: +46 708 855504E-mail: Or contact: Erlend Dunér HenriksenDeputy board memberMobile: +47 920 18 950E-mail: Cautionary Statement: Statements and assumptions made in this document with respect to Nickel Mountain Group AB’s (“NMG”) current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, and other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements about the future performance of NMG. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those using words such as "may", "might", "seeks", "expects", "anticipates", "estimates", "believes", "projects", "plans", strategy", "forecast" and similar expressions. These statements reflect management's expectations and assumptions in light of currently available information. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, (i) changes in the economic, regulatory and political environments in the countries where NMG operates; (ii) changes relating to the geological information available in respect of the various projects undertaken; (iii) NMG’s continued ability to secure enough financing to carry on its operations as a going concern; (iv) the success of its potential joint ventures and alliances, if any; (v) metal prices, particularly as regards nickel. In the light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding any mineral project at an early stage of its development, the actual results could differ materially from those presented and forecast in this document. NMG assumes no unconditional obligation to immediately update any such statements and/or forecasts.


EOC Limited (the "Company") refers to its announcements on 10 July 2014, 7 August 2014, 14 August 2014 and 22 August 2014, in relation to, among other things, the proposed offering (the "Proposed Offering") of new shares (the “Offering Shares”) and a secondary listing and quotation of all its shares on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. The Company is pleased to announce that it has lodged its preliminary prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) for the purpose of public exposing of the preliminary prospectus for public comment today. The Company’s decision to proceed with the Proposed Offering will, among other things, be subject to investor demand and prevailing market conditions. The Company will make further announcements as and when there are further material developments in relation to the Proposed Offering. At the extraordinary general meeting held on 22 August 2014, all proposed resolutions, including, amongst others, the entry into the Business Combination Agreement, were passed, paving the way for the consolidation of Ezra Holding Limited’s Offshore Support Services division into the Company.   For further information, please contact:  Mr. Jason Goh EOC Limited 65 6590 8209   This announcement is subject to the disclosure requirements of the Norwegian Securities Trading act section 5-12.

Allen Carr's Easyway To Stop Smoking Supports AllTrials Campaign

Allen Carr's Easyway To Stop Smoking Organisation Announces Support For All Trials Campaign Doctor, journalist, and author Ben Goldacre is an absolute hero! He’s worked tirelessly to try to force the disclosure of all studies on all drugs prescribed by doctors. These 2 minute movies will tell you exactly what you need to know about this international scandal that’s costing millions of lives. They show how more expensive, less effective, more dangerous drugs become prescribed because of withheld study results. Allen Carr's Easyway has been ignored by much of the anti-tobacco establishment in favour of ineffective treatments for smoking cessation (nicotine patches and gum for example) which became widely available on prescription in spite of the fact that in practice (according to a study by Cancer Research UK) they have a 95% failure rate! These films explain how that kind of BAD SCIENCE has occured. Tragically the same BAD SCIENCE will be used to label e-cigarettes as ‘medicine’. The pharmaceutical industry have been getting away with this for decades – it’s time to end it.  John Dicey, Worldwide Managing Director of Allen Carr's Easyway organisation comments "We'd like all friends and supporters of our organisation to please support AllTrials" www.alltrials.netWithholding results costs lives – results of a 1980s clinical trial on heart drug Lorcainide were never published. Doctors didn’t know that more people died in the trial who were given Lorcainide than who were taking the placebo. It has been estimated that over 100,000 people died avoidably because they were prescribed drugs in the same class.Doctors are being misled – ( Ben Goldacre prescribed the antidepressant Reboxetine for a patient but says he was “misled.” Results from trials which showed it was worse than other drugs were withheld, while the smaller number of trials which showed it worked better were published.Medicine is broken – ( UK Government has spent £424 million stockpiling Tamiflu, an anti-flu treatment, but we still don’t know if this treatment works any better than placebo. Regulators weren’t given information from all the clinical trials done on Tamiflu. The manufacturers of Tamiflu didn’t break any laws by withholding the information.

CTEK to welcome DTM and Rallycross racer, Mattias Ekström, to Automechanika Show

CTEK, a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries, is pleased to announce that DTM international touring car racer Mattias Ekström will be attending Automechanika. The double DTM champion and four times Race of Champions winner is also the founder and driver of the CTEK sponsored Rallycross team EKS and will be at the CTEK stand (Hall 8, stand M50) on Wednesday 17 September from 12 midday to 5pm. Mattias will be meeting and greeting visitors at the stand and will answer any questions they have about the world of international racing. Visitors of the CTEK stand will also have the chance to find out about the complete range of CTEK smart battery chargers, including some exciting new products. CTEK will be showcasing its growing range of smart battery chargers and accessories for consumer, professional and on board applications, delivering product demonstrations and providing practical advice. Mattias Ekström said: “It’s great to be working with CTEK at Automechanika. I’m really looking forward to spending the afternoon with them, their visitors and products.” Jon Lind, CTEK Chief Executive said: “We’re looking forward to a successful Automechanika and having Mattias from the EKS Team on the stand will make it extra special. Having a Mattias – a world champion driver - on our booth will be a great complement to our award winning products. Come and see us at the stand to meet Mattias and discover how our award winning products can provide complete battery management and care, using one unique system.” About Mattias Ekström: With two DTM titles in 2004 and 2007 under his belt, Mattias Ekström no doubt ranks among the world’s best touring car racers. Since 2001 he has been competing in the series for Audi, which not only makes him the longest-serving but also the most successful driver competing under the symbol of the four rings. Ekström has proven on numerous occasions that he feels comfortable in other motorsport disciplines as well: in successful runs in the World Rally Championship, in the U.S. NASCAR Series or by clinching successes in the Race of Champions – against record Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher among others. Major successes: · 1999 Champion STCC · 2002 3rd place DTM · 2004 Champion DTM · 2005 2nd place DTM, 1st place Race of Champions (Nations Cup) · 2006 8th place DTM, 1st place Race of Champions · 2007 Champion DTM, 1st place Race of Champions · 2008 3rd place DTM · 2009 5th place DTM, 1st place Race of Champions · 2010 5th place DTM · 2011 2nd place DTM, 1st place Spa 24 Hours · 2012 6th place DTM · 2013 7th place DTM For further details about Mattias Ekström visit For further details about the team EKS visit: