Moving Workers Around Safely is the most Important Commodity

 The oil, gas and marine industry has always been an entity teetering on the brink of unfortunate circumstances. Oil rigs and oil tankers, by the very nature of their massive size and exposure to the fickle whims of a relentless and unforgiving Mother Nature, are susceptible to a myriad of dangers. And when those dangers occur, the safety of the men and women manning these maritime behemoths must take top priority. According to the official Shell Oil website, the energy giant begins evacuating non-essential personnel from offshore platforms and drilling rigs, beginning with the sites closest to a developing hurricane’s anticipated path. So like Shell, most of the larger oil companies have evacuation down to a science, particularly during hurricane season. In many cases the evacuation from oil rigs or oil tankers is highly-manageable, sometimes no more than a few dozen people have to be transported. This means most of the time the evacuees can simply grab a taxi, book themselves into a hotel room, or make other similar accommodations.  But what happens when the evacuation is so immense that you are suddenly relocating thousands of evacuated workers to the nearest mainland?  In October of 2014, with the threat of a cyclone ready to batter the Gulf of Mexico, Mexico’s state oil company Pemex evacuated 15,000 workers from over 60 platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  Think about it; 15,000 workers, forming a virtual stew of various cultures and languages and nationalities, all with the need to be transported and lodged. It’s a good guess that while company officials are watching their financial lifeline being battered and starting to list badly under the wrath of 100-mile an hour winds, that this is an extra mental burden they don’t need.  Anticipating worst case scenarios is a prerequisite in the oil, gas and marine industry. Although travel by executives at senior levels in these types of companies are handled with the highest priority, to handle the constant movement of lower level workers many companies enlist the services of Travel Management Companies (TMC’s).  TMC’s coordinate getting personnel from land to rigs, tankers, drills and pipelines and back, a massive orchestration that includes coordinating accommodations, lodging, weather alerts, translation services, and various other types of ticketing.  We once worked with a 30-person energy exploration team that had to be transported back and forth to Greenland.  They needed to be brought to Edinburgh from all over the world, housed overnight at the airport and then walked to the private charter terminal the following morning.  To make the matter even more challenging, they came from over a dozen different countries, encompassing nearly as many different languages. It was an exhausting effort over the course of a drilling season, in this case a summer, but it all came together successfully.  One of the key areas of concern, as we alluded to earlier, is severe and abrupt weather, whether it’s the unpredictable Gulf of Mexico, the wave-lashing North Sea, or the harsh weather that needs to be navigated to get workers to a pipeline snaking its way across the Alaskan wilderness. Travel Management Companies have the technology to keep companies informed in real time of weather situations, to let the decision-makers know that although the weather may be favourable when a crew flies from London to Edinburgh, the same might not be true when that same crew lands in Greenland. There will always be the need to make quick changes to flights, hotels, ground transportation and the like. And once again, this is not something you want to deal with while your disabled company oil tanker carrying millions of gallons of oil is teetering on the edge of an environmental Armageddon.  There are certain industries that need to send its employees to work in the world’s “hot zones,” such as the oil & gas industry. According to a USA Today report, in 2013 three Americans were among 38 workers killed in the siege of an Algerian gas plant in which Islamic terrorists used hostages as human shields after their attempted mass kidnapping for ransom went awry. Seven U.S. citizens survived the attack. The need to move crews swiftly isn’t all at the whim of Mother Nature. Sometimes it is the political whim of where you are setting up shop, whether the sand-swept Middle East or the steamy jungles of South America.  This is where you need to have real-time knowledge of the political climate of the day, the best exit points, and how to travel safely within those countries should the need to evacuate a facility arise.  However, it isn’t always about evacuating workers from offshore facilities but getting them from a major airport to a remote location, perhaps where a helicopter undertakes the last leg of the trip out to the site. OGM travellers also need to realize that the flight on a major airline to get into a somewhat unstable country isn’t the problem; it’s travelling within the country, when they have two options to get 350 miles inland. The quickest option is to take a local small airline which could reach their destination in about 20 minutes. However, these smaller airlines may not comply with the strict safety and service precautions applicable to western airlines. The alternative is a seven-hour car ride, which will likely take you through a number of security checkpoints manned by people with automatic weapons. Not easy decisions to make.  Fortunately, the recent boom in technology has helped your personnel travel more safely, as they can now receive electronic alerts regarding risks such as natural catastrophes, labour strikes, and changes in flight schedules.  Finally, a major factor involved in the decision to use a TMC is simply a case of saving money and accommodating your employees. Most workers on oil rigs are able to use special pricing when booking plane tickets while working off-shore, often as much as a 50% discount, with the added caveat of being allowed great flexibility in changing flights with minimum financial setback.  However, these hefty discounts can only be put in place by an accredited Travel Management Company, who also monitors the fluidity of ticket pricing and flight scheduling. This is key to any company whose business depends on the assurance that their crew will be able to travel unabated to and from various locations. There is the potential for a myriad of problems to arise when operating these marine locations, both weather-related and man-made. And the cost of finding solutions to these situations can often be crippling and costly to a business, both in terms of valuable staff time wasted as well as the difficulty in finding the time or the resources to source viable, inexpensive travel alternatives. A Travel Management Company (TMC) can monitor global weather conditions, political uncertainty, and then respond quickly when major disruptions to travel occur, ensuring all employees make it to their destination or can be evacuated as quickly and safely as possible. Written by Franc Jeffrey, CEO, EQ Travel Management.

Crime Comedy ‘A Punters Prayer’ Set for 2015 Release

British actor and notorious ‘movie hardman’ Mem Ferda ( is set to light up silver screens later this year as ‘A Punters Prayer’ hits cinemas across the UK. Starring alongside Dexter Fletcher and Daniel Caltagirone, the film weaves a tale of hope, luck and captivating characters. Ferda pulls off yet another hypnotising presence as a charismatic villain with a suitably shady past. Engaging, thoughtful and packed full of action, ‘A Punters Prayer’ ( is pegged as this year’s must see flick for film buffs with an appreciation for cunningly clever black comedy. When a trio of unlikely men meet at a small bookmaker on an otherwise uneventful Friday afternoon, it’s an instant recipe for intrigue. Viewers will quickly be rapt by Yiannis, an endearingly upbeat former factory owner, Jack an outspoken and pessimistic long shot hunter and Ian, a naïve and overly optimistic lad in his twenties. While the three vary in age and life experience, they kindle a dynamic friendship ignited by common vice for gambling.  After Jack decides to bet £250 on a horse win treble which could net him £350,000, he soon attracts the attention of a string of abstract characters. Ferda champions the role of 'Big' Bektash Ali, a bushy moustached Turkish man and known member of the 'Shooters Club' men's social society. With his powerful six foot two frame, ruggedly handsome appearance and domineering aura, Ferda pulls of the role with prowess. As well as being a terrible card player, Ali is also a sore loser which proves to be a hurdle for the trio of newfound friends. Also making an appearance is Jamaican pensioner turned single father Carlton and spirited Albanian arms dealer, Pipi. The brash 'Risk It All' Paul is also on-hand to keep things interesting as the plot unfolds. Like his character, Ferda has a colourful background that adds further intrigue and complexity to his role as 'Big' Bektash Ali. As a child he witnessed an assassination attempt on his father, as a student he was held at the Serbian border as a suspected drug smuggler and as an adult, he was threatened at gunpoint on the streets of Istanbul. Rather than let these experiences bring him down, Ferda digested them into hard hitting fuel for his acting. Throughout his career Ferda has graced screens alongside a flock of industry greats. Filming recently wrapped up on ‘Miss You Already,’ a British romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. He currently has five feature films in the making, as well as three independently produced feature films in the works. ‘A Punter’s Prayer’ is written by Savvas D Michael and produced by Liontari Pictures ( Watch his showreel: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube:

Mem Ferda Stars In Crime Flick Set To Thrill At 2015 Cannes Film Festival

British action star Mem Ferda is set to captivate Cannes Film Festival goers as he squares up against fellow hard man Craig Fairbrass in ultra-violent silver screen production, Gunned Down ( Directed by the legendary Mark McQueen, the highly anticipated film is slick, confronting and guaranteed to have viewers gripped from start to finish. The high adrenalin action thriller is underpinned by themes of morality and honour, which put it on par with genre greats such as Heat, Point Blank and Sexy Beast. Its classic British crime meets hard hitting cinematic swagger in a film that’s sure to have Cannes critics on the edge of their seats. Ferda says, “I’m so excited for Gunned Down to be unveiled at the most prestigious film festival in the world. The silver screen is no stranger to action movies however a lot of the newer productions seem contrived and lacking depth. For me, Gunned Down is a gritty representation of the very real lives of violence that underworld figures lead. Craig has penned a powerful and provoking screenplay that grips audiences and relentlessly keeps interest in every second of screen time.” The film unfolds in two key locations – Southern Spain’s debauched and sun kissed city of Marbella, and the shadowy streets of London’s notoriously dark underworld.  When career criminal Jack Cregan (Fairbrass) embarks on a vendetta to solve the mystery of his father’s murder and reclaim a stash of stolen heist money, he quickly finds himself in collateral danger. Soon Cregan, his cousin Sammy and fellow gang members Eddie and Frank start to suspect that there is more to the mystery than originally thought. As Cregan starts to dig he must face the fact that his life is changed forever.  Brains, brawn and firearms collide as the men take on a gritty world of gangland criminals, corrupt police and vindictive cover ups. Ferda fronts the ‘baddies’ pack as notorious East-end gangster and infamous London lap dancing club owner, Lenny Moore. Lawless, ruthless and willing to do whatever it takes to protect his underground empire, Moore is a serious hurdle for Cregan and his truth seeking crusade.     While Ferda’s performance is nothing short of brilliant, his aptitude for the role is to some degree attributed to his personal experiences. Like his character, Ferda also holds a dark past that undoubtedly enhances his portrayal of Lenny Moore. As a child he watched his father narrowly escape an assassination attempt, as a student he was detained by Serbian border police as a suspected drug smuggler and as an adult, he’s come face to face with armed gunmen in the alleys of Istanbul. While some may have let these experiences weaken their character, Ferda has used them to pull off utterly magnetic ‘hard man’ roles.  Ferda said, “As soon as I read the script the character of Lenny Moore cried out to me. His authenticity and complexity has me riveted, and I knew I had to bring him to life.” As well as starring alongside Fairbrass, Ferda is backed up by a talented cast of well-known names. Co-stars include James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Steven Berkoff (Octopussy), Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), and Nathalie Cox (Kingdom of Heaven). Twitter: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube:

Thin Client Version of iCommand® Suite Enhances User Access to Dynamic Command and Control Capabilities

TAMPA, Fla., Special Operations Forces Industry Conference – MAY 19, 2015 – Textron Systems Advanced Information Solutions (, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today the latest release of its Integrated Command (iCommand®) suite. The new thin client version of iCommand, known as iCommand 2.0, expands user access to a wide range of valuable command and control capabilities (C2) that deliver real-time situational understanding and mission-centric collaboration. Textron Systems is displaying the new product during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Fla., May 19-21, at booth 520/526. iCommand thin client provides ubiquitous access to real time C4ISR information from anywhere a web browser is available. No software needs to be installed, and no custom plug-ins are required. iCommand 2.0 streams synchronized information from multiple data sources and locations onto one 3-D multi-touch geospatial display in a single web page. It also includes new capabilities for managing critical information in the cloud and delivering it seamlessly across an enterprise and “to the edge” of a user’s operations. In addition to its thin client attributes, iCommand 2.0 provides enhanced geospatial data management and document management capabilities, collaborative workspaces and multiple simultaneous viewpoints. It also is modular and scalable based on available IT infrastructure. A single iCommand node delivers dynamic operational information to 50 concurrent users with ingestion of up to 50 full motion video feeds, and 30,000 sustained individual tracks including 48-hour retention and recall of all tracks and video data. “iCommand 2.0 enhances interactions and collaboration between mission commanders and tactical edge users for greater C2, operations intelligence data convergence and sensor/platform integration,” explains Steve Overly, Textron Systems Advanced Information Solutions senior vice president and general manager. “It takes the capabilities of our previous iCommand solution to the next level and expands its application to a wider range of environments. With increased information access, users are able to maintain a tactical advantage like never before.” iCommand 2.0  maintains all of the best features of iCommand 1.0.  It is deployed as a cloud-enabled service in which data is integrated into a common platform where context is built and maintained over time.  Information is displayed in a unified manner, removing the need to cross reference multiple displays and documents and reducing the time it takes to make decisions.  Taking disparate data and systems and integrating them onto common displays allows users to add mission critical contextual information to raw data.  iCommand’s ease of use and configuration enables common operating picture (COP) managers to visualize real-time data from remote platforms, including unmanned aircraft, manned strike aircraft and a variety of intelligence and operations feeds/data sources.  Using its intuitive web-based interface, COP managers can dynamically manage critical aspects of the data, such as name, symbology, attribution, layering and attachments. This COP management capability turns this data into powerful decision-making enablers for the end users. Once tactical decisions are made, iCommand’s platform integration services enable operations center users to manage and task platforms under their command. Drag-and-drop tasking operations are translated into specific tactical messages, which are then sent to the appropriate radio or device.  This closes the loop on situational understanding, decision making and platform management to provide an end-to-end operations / intelligence convergence capability. The iCommand 2.0 suite also eliminates the need for constant cross referencing of multiple documents. Users view, manage and interpret information regarding mission plans and platform synchronization for tactical assets using a map-centric view of the battlespace. This brings traditionally separate mission documents directly into geospatial context. The new thin client iCommand 2.0 product is available now. For more information or to schedule a demonstration, contact Harvey Davis at 512-358-2714. # # # Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. EXPORT WARNING: This document does not contain export-controlled technical data and is approved for international release.  However, the product iCommand 2.0 is controlled under the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and requires approval of the U.S. Department of State prior to export.

Grant of restricted share units

The Board of Directors of Opera Software ASA granted a total of 1,125,000 performance based restricted share units (“RSUs”) on May 19, 2015. 870,000 RSUs have been granted to approximately 170 employees of Opera Mediaworks, all of which will, if certain performance criteria are met, vest over 2 years with 50% annually.The following primary insiders were granted RSUs: Lars Boilesen, CEO, 78 000 RSUs. The RSUs are partly based on certain performance criteria and partly on criteria related to shareholder return. The performance based RSU will, provided that the criteria are met, vest annually over 4 years. The shareholder return based RSUs will, provided that the criteria are met, vest after three years. After this grant, the employee holds 168 000 RSUs, 300 000 options and 23 735 shares in Opera Software ASA.Mahi de Silva, CEO Opera Mediaworks, 100 000 RSUs. The RSUs will, if certain performance criteria are met, vest annually over 4 years. After this grant, the employee holds 186 250 RSUs and 32 875 shares in Opera Software ASA.Erik Harrell, CFO/CSO, 20 000 RSUs. The RSUs are partly based on certain performance criteria and partly on criteria related to shareholder return. The performance based RSU will, provided that the criteria are met, vest annually over 4 years. The shareholder return based RSUs will, provided that the criteria are met, vest after three years. After this grant, the employee holds 35 000 RSUs, 612 500 options and 103 489 shares in Opera Software ASA.Andreas Thome, CCO, 20 000 RSUs. The RSUs are partly based on certain performance criteria and partly on criteria related to shareholder return. The performance based RSU will, provided that the criteria are met, vest annually over 4 years. The shareholder return based RSUs will, provided that the criteria are met, vest after three years. After this grant , the employee holds 35 000 RSUs, 520 000 options and 12 339 shares in Opera Software ASA.Andreas Thorsheim, SVP Products, 25 000 RSUs. The RSUs are partly based on certain performance criteria and partly on criteria related to shareholder return. The performance based RSU will, provided that the criteria are met, vest annually over 4 years. The shareholder return based RSUs will, provided that the criteria are met, vest after three years. After this grant, the employee holds 25 000 RSUs and 5000 shares in Opera Software ASA.Matthew Chagan, VP Corporate Development, 12.000 RSUs. The RSUs are partly based on certain performance criteria and partly on criteria related to shareholder return. The performance based RSU will, provided that the criteria are met, vest annually over 4 years. The shareholder return based RSUs will, provided that the criteria are met, vest after three years. After this grant, the employee holds 12 000 RSUs in Opera Software ASA.Petter Lade, Investor Relations  Tel: +47 2369 2400 (http://tel%2B47%202369%202400)  About Opera Software ASA Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

SSAB launches new sustainability strategy

In the energy and resource-intense steel industry, SSAB’s focus on sustainability is critical to ensuring the company maintains its long-term competitive position. “To contribute to our vision of a more sustainable world, SSAB must strive to develop steel in a way that lessens our environmental footprint,” said Martin Lindqvist, SSAB’s president and CEO. “Setting relevant and tough sustainability targets will provide a good basis from which to monitor our progress and make sure we constantly challenge ourselves to improve the way we operate.” By the end of 2019, SSAB strives to achieve the following goals: · A lasting reduction of 200,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions · A lasting reduction of 300 GWh (both electricity and fuel) in purchased energy · A lasting improvement in residual utilization by 30,000 tonnes (excluding scrap metal), reducing the amount of material being sent to landfills “As part of our work to develop the new sustainability strategy and updated targets, we engaged with our most important stakeholders,” said Maria Långberg, vice president & head of group sustainability. “Through in-depth interviews and online surveys, we identified our most significant sustainability priorities to focus on looking ahead.” In addition to environmental targets, SSAB has updated its social responsibility targets, including areas such as performance dialogs, business ethics, compliance with SSAB’s Code of Conduct and supply chain management. The company will also focus on improvements in other sustainability-related areas, like health & safety, where SSAB aims to be the safest steel company in the world, and the increased environmental benefits derived from the use of SSAB’s high-strength steels. Press meeting Members of the media are welcome to a press briefing in Stockholm on May 20, where SSAB´s head of group sustainability, Maria Långberg, will discuss the new sustainability strategy. There will be time for interviews after the presentation. Time: 10.00-11.00 Venue: WTC, Klarabergsviadukten 70, D, Stockholm. For further information, please contact: Marie Elfstrand, Director, Media Relations and PR, Tel: +46 8 45 45 734 Maria Långberg, President, Merox AB, VP & Head of Group Sustainability SSAB, Tel: +46 8 45 45 727 More information about sustainability at SSAB is available at

EDCR has started – first patient included in new study combining the diabetes vaccine Diamyd® with etanercept

The first patient has now been included in the study EDCR (Etanercept-Diamyd®-Combination-Regimen) which will include 20 children and adolescents between 8 to 18 years of age, newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The aim of the study is to evaluate the combination treatment of Diamyd®, etanercept and vitamin D, from a safety and immunological perspective. Etanercept is a so called TNF-alpha inhibitor used in rheumatic diseases, for example for treating children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. “It is an exciting concept to use etanercept to suppress harmful parts of the immune system that are activated in new onset type 1 diabetes and simultaneously, in a discrete antigen-specific fashion, try to induce tolerance with the diabetes vaccine Diamyd®”, says Professor Johnny Ludvigsson, Linköping, Sweden, principal investigator and sponsor of the study. “Vitamin D is also an important part of the treatment. The aim of the combination treatment is to stop or delay the autoimmune attack of the pancreatic insulin producing cells.” Diamyd® has shown an overall 16% efficacy (p=0.10) in a European Phase III trial and a good safety profile. Data from clinical trials shows that Diamyd® activates components that down-regulate the immune system as well as components that increase inflammation in type 1 diabetes. By combining the diabetes vaccine with etanercept, the inflammatory response is reduced and the diabetes vaccine’s down-regulating, tolerance-inducing effect can have a greater impact. In turn, vitamin D further down-regulates the immune system’s inflammatory components in order to strengthen the regulatory effect of the diabetes vaccine. Both vitamin D and etanercept are also considered to have a direct positive effect on the beta cells. EDCR will be conducted at nine pediatric diabetes clinics throughout Sweden. It is an open label study, meaning that all participants will receive active treatment. The participants will first receive treatment with vitamin D and etanercept for the duration of one month. Two injections with Diamyd® will then be administered one month apart. Treatment with etanercept will continue for a total period of 90 days, and the vitamin D therapy for 15 months. An initial safety evaluation will take place six months after all patients have been included. The participants will subsequently be monitored for another 24 months. About the diabetes vaccine Diamyd®Type 1 diabetes is a devastating disease which requires daily treatment with insulin to sustain life. The importance of finding a cure should not be underestimated. Diamyd® is considered to be the world’s furthest developed Antigen Based Therapy (ABT) for treating the disease. Diamyd® has been used in clinical studies with more than 1,000 patients and has shown a good safety profile. In a European Phase III study Diamyd® showed good clinical effect in several subgroups, and a limited overall 16% efficacy (p=0.10) in preserving endogenous insulin secretion. To enhance the overall effect, combination treatments with Diamyd® and other approved agents are being pursued. Diamyd® is easy to administer in any clinical setting. The potential annual market is estimated to several billion dollars. Six researcher-initiated clinical studies with Diamyd® in different treatment regimens are ongoing: · DIABGAD-1. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with ibuprofen and vitamin D. The study comprises a total of 64 patients between the ages of 10 and 18, recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the combination treatment is to preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. All of the participants have been enrolled in the study and in April 2015 the initial six-month results, focusing on immunological markers, were presented. The study runs at nine clinics in Sweden and is led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University. · DiAPREV-IT. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in children with very high risk of developing type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 50 participants from the age of four have been enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden and is led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson at Lund University. Results are expected at the end of 2016. · DIAGNODE. An open label study, where Diamyd® is administered directly into lymph nodes in combination with treatment with vitamin D. The study comprises five patients between the ages of 18 and 30 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden and is led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson. The first patient was included in February 2015. · Diamyd®/GABA. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with GABA. The study comprises 75 patients between the ages of 4 and 18 recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 12 months. The aim of the combination treatment is to preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. The study is taking place in the US and is led by Professor Kenneth McCormick at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The first patient was included in March 2015. · DiAPREV-IT 2. A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with vitamin D in children with very high risk of developing type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 80 participants between the ages of 4 and 18 will be enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden and is led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson. The first patient was included in March 2015. · EDCR IIa. An open label study, where Diamyd® is combined with etanercept and vitamin D. The study comprises 20 patients between the ages of 8 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden and is led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson. The first patient was included in May 2015. About Diamyd MedicalDiamyd Medical is dedicated to working toward a cure for type 1 diabetes and LADA. The Company’s projects include development of combination regimens with the GAD-based diabetes vaccine Diamyd® for arresting the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells. The Company exclusively licenses UCLA-rights to GAD65, the active ingredient in the vaccine, for which the last patent expires in 2032. Additionally, the Company exclusively licenses UCLA patents for using GABA for the treatment of diabetes and other inflammation-related conditions. Diamyd Medical is one of the major shareholders in the stem cell company Cellaviva AB, which is establishing a Swedish commercial bank for private family saving of stem cells in umbilical cord blood and other sources of stem cells. Stem cells can be expected to be used in Personalized Regenerative Medicine (PRM), for example, to restore beta cell mass in diabetes patients where autoimmunity has been arrested. Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.

NeuroVive: Interim report 1 Jan. 2015 till 31 Mar. 2015

First Quarter (1 Jan. 2015 – 31 Mar. 2015) · Net revenues were SEK 0 (0) and other operating income was SEK 49,000 (43,000). · Loss before tax was SEK -14,271,000 (-9,877,000). · Earnings per share* were SEK -0.50 (-0.39). · Diluted earnings per share** were SEK -0.50 (-0.39). * Profit/loss for the period divided by the average number of shares before dilution at the end of the period. **Profit/loss for the period divided by the average number of shares after dilution at the end of the period. Business highlights in the first quarter of 2015 ·The new subsidiary, NeuroVive Pharmaceutical Asia, Inc., secured funding February 11 of just over USD 3 m ahead of potential IPO in Taiwan. ·On February 20, NeuroVive has completed a directed share issue, which brings SEK 60 million to the Company after transaction costs. Post balance sheet events ·On April 17, NeuroVive has announced that the company’s development project NVP014 for the treatment of ischemic stroke is entering a new phase in collaboration with UK partner Isomerase Therapeutics. ·NeuroVive has established a subsidiary in Lyon, France, in April. The establishment is part of a process of extending its ongoing collaboration with Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) and Professor Michel Ovize (the OPeRa program) to include drug development for the treatment of stroke. ·On April 21 NeuroVive announced that the independent safety committee has endorsed moving on to the next dose level without any safety issues, following the treatment of 10 of 20 patients in the ongoing clinical phase IIa study for traumatic brain injury with the company’s drug candidate NeuroSTAT®. Consequently, the study will continue as planned and move on to the next dosage group. ·The first patient has been enrolled in a clinical phase II study for acute kidney injury using the company’s product CicloMulsion®, which was announced on April 27. ·The results of a clinical phase II study indicating that cyclosporine counteracts brain injury in a subset of stroke patients undergoing thrombolysis has been published in an article co-authored by one of NeuroVive’s research partners, professor Michel Ovize of Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL). ·NeuroVive has completed a directed share issue on May 8, 2015, which brings SEK 70 million to the Company before transaction costs. The share issue was directed to a limited group of institutional US investors in order to strengthen the company’s ownership base in the US. Read the interim report attached below NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is obligated to publish the information contained in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. This information was provided to the media for publication at 8:30 a.m.CEST on May 20, 2015.

Sweco to further develop tramway in Bergen

”The development of the Bergen Light Rail means that Sweco is involved in creating innovative, globally top-class public transport. With a sharp focus on social as well as environmental effects, this is an excellent example of how well-planned transport solutions can have a positive impact on the entire townscape,” says Tron Kjølhamar, CEO of Sweco Norway. The Light Rail is Bergen’s most significant public transport investment to date. The goal is to create a transport solution that can be used by all residents on equal terms. The first section of the Bergen Light Rail, opened in 2010, won awards for its inclusive design. The new section will be a connecting track through tunnelled rock to Fyllingsdalen, a growing suburb with many homes and places of work. Under the contract Sweco will be responsible for both detail plan and construction plan. Sweco will provide a broad spectrum of expertise under the assignment, ranging from tunnel engineering to signals and rail technology and landscape design. Experts from Sweco Norway and Sweco Sweden will be involved. ”The design of the new section requires a high level of technical expertise as well as an overall view of urban development, which is why Sweco was chosen for the project,” says Hanna Rachel Broch, Director of large projects, Sweco Norway. Sweco’s work on the assignment will begin immediately and continue until 2021, when the new line is expected to open to traffic.

Eniro’s EBITDA for 2015 expected to be lower than issued forecast

As a result of the lower level of anticipated EBITDA, the Board of Directors has decided to recognize impairment of intangible assets in the range of SEK 1.1 – 1.2 billion in 2015. In connection with the interim report for the second quarter of 2015, a detailed breakdown of the impairment losses among countries and operations will be provided. Eniro continues to meet its obligations to banks and other creditors. The company is not issuing any new, detailed forecast for 2015 other than that EBITDA for 2015 is expected to be lower than SEK 631 M. Following the turbulence during the past autumn, Eniro is in full force with transforming the company and its business model. This work is being conducted with full intensity, but has initially generated a lesser direct effect than anticipated. As a result, Eniro’s sales performance was weaker during the first four months of the year than expected. Following this transformation work and the uncertainty around it, it is not possible to issue a new detailed forecast for 2015. “Naturally, it is disappointing that we do not expect to be able to deliver earnings at the level indicated in the previously issued forecast,” comments Stefan Kercza, President and CEO of Eniro. “However, this is a major transformation that we are conducting of the business, and there is always the risk of a company initially being affected and sales performing worse than planned. “I am convinced that we are carrying out the right measures to make Eniro competitive in our delivery as a leader in local, digital search and mobile search. We are now working intensively in all of our operations to meet our customers’ and the market’s expectations.” Eniro has in connection herewith decided to change and reduce the management team. The CFO Roland M Andersen will leave the company and Maria Åkrans has been appointed acting CFO, currently Head of Group Business Control. The Head of Communication Christer Lundin will also leave the company. 

Arise concludes agreement with Mammoet Wind

Mammoet Wind A/S will be acquiring Arise Kran AB’s crane and related equipment. The transfer will take place in the second quarter of the current year and will have a positive impact on earnings, which will be recognised in the same period. The parties have also signed a statement of intent under which Arise secures lifting capacity for future wind power projects. “When we bought the crane in 2009 there was a shortage of lifting capacity for large turbines of the type that we were planning to build. Prices for lifting and assembly were high and lead times were long. Thanks to our in-house lifting capacity, we have been able to build our wind farms faster and at a lower price than if we had sourced the same service externally,” Mats Olofsson, Managing Director of Arise Kran AB, says.   “Having our own crane has given us valuable experience of lifting, assembly and transport of turbines – an experience that we will take with us and have use of also in future projects. Now, having concluded an agreement with Mammoet Wind A/S, one of the world’s largest crane companies, we no longer need to have our own lifting capacity,” Mats continues. ”We are pleased to enter into a long-term cooperation with Arise, focused on building future wind power plants” John Hartvig Larsen, Managing Director of Mammoet Wind A/S, says, adding, “We are confident that Mammoet Wind as a global solution provider focused on driving down cost of renewable energy in a safe and sustainable way, will be a valuable partner for Arise and future projects” Halmstad 20 May, 2015 ARISE AB (publ) For further information, please contact Mats Olofsson, Managing Director Arise Kran AB, +46 705 094 652 John Hartvig Larsen, Managing Director Mammoet Wind A/S, +45 51 56 90 93 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 20 May 2015.

MTG management changes

These changes include the appointment with immediate effect of MTG Executive Vice President Anders Jensen as CEO of MTG Sweden; Kim Poder as CEO of MTG Denmark; and Trygve Rønningen as CEO of MTG Norway. The country management roles are responsible for MTG’s free-TV, pay-TV and radio operations in each Nordic country. MTG digital accelerator MTGx comprises Viaplay, Play and Ventures, and Jonas Karlén is appointed as CEO of Viaplay with effect from 18 August. Both he and Arnd Benninghof (CEO of Play & Ventures) report to MTG Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer Rikard Steiber. In addition, MTG Executive Vice President Jette Nygaard-Andersen now also becomes CEO of the Group’s Central European free-TV, radio and local digital operations (in the Baltics, Czech Republic and Bulgaria), and CEO of MTG Broadcasting Technology. Marek Singer steps down as MTG Executive Vice President to take on the full time role as CEO of MTG’s Prima TV joint venture in the Czech Republic. MTG’s Group-wide management functions otherwise remain the same and include MTG Executive Vice President Jakob Mejlhede’s responsibility for Programming and Content Development, and MTG Senior Vice President Peter Nørrelund’s responsibility for sport. The changes are effective immediately and no other changes have been made to the MTG executive management team. “These changes reflect our desire to capitalize on fast moving consumer trends in our markets, as video viewing is increasingly multi-screen, online and mobile. This moves us even closer to our audiences through the multiple contact points provided by our unique range of highly relevant online and offline entertainment products. Our modern organization must therefore combine local execution with central Group functions that drive synergies and operational efficiency. The combination of our country organisations, the MTGx digital accelerator, and Nice content businesses is a winning formula. Most of the new positions created today have been filled by internal appointments, which demonstrate the strength and depth in the management team. These talented and experienced managers will now work to develop their local organisations and streamline the relationships with our group central functions, so that we get the maximum benefit from this new set-up.” Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President and CEO Please see   for further information about the executive management team for the other key appointments mentioned above. ****

Finnair’s new A350 XWB wins recognition for cabin design

Finnair has won a prestigious International Yacht & Aviation Award for the design of its new Airbus A350 XWB cabin interiors in Economy and Business Class. Finnair’s A350 cabin, the creation of Helsinki-based dSign Vertti Kivi & Co, applies the design firm’s Space Alive concept to dynamically change the colours, mood and atmosphere on board, easing customers on long-haul journeys into new time zones, destinations and seasons. The bright and spacious cabin of the 297-seat A350 was recognised for excellence in design and passenger comfort in both cabin classes. Key factors in the selection of the A350 cabin interior were its fresh Nordic design, high quality materials and creative use of the aircraft’s dynamic LED lighting system. The ambient lighting programmed onboard can gradually recall some 24 different skyscapes as the flight progresses, such as the rising or setting sun, various cloud formations, even the hypnotic dance of the aurora borealis, or northern lights. “Many of Finnair’s long-haul passengers coming from Asia, Europe or North America may not be so familiar with Finland, but their time spent travelling with us is a great opportunity to showcase the best of our design culture and show how good design can make life better,“ says Juha Järvinen, Finnair’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Vertti Kivi and his team have really stepped up to the brief, and we are proud of this early recognition of their efforts.” “With this design, as with my others for Finnair, I wanted to bring unique and fresh Nordic experiences to intercontinental travellers in a calming and peaceful environment that promotes wellbeing,” says designer Vertti Kivi. “I am honoured to receive this prize and to contribute to what will be Finnair’s flagship product for years to come.” Finnair has ordered 19 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, the first four of which are scheduled to be delivered later this year. Finnair’s daily services to Shanghai will be operated with A350 aircraft from 25 October. dSign Vertti Kivi & Co are also the creators of the Finnair lounges at Helsinki Airport, which also make use of the Space Alive concept to create dynamic, living and peaceful spaces in continuity with the customer experience on board.   The International Yacht & Aviation Awards were given in Venice and are organised by design et al, a leading UK interior design magazine. Voting for the awards is open to industry professionals as well as readers, clients and customers. For more information about Finnair’s A350 XWB, see


The HiQ IoT Adventure Program is open both to new graduates and to other applicants who already have some industry experience. Those selected to take part in the six-month training course will not only receive practical and technical training, but they will also participate in actual projects under the guidance of HiQ experts. On completion of the program, the intention is to recruit all successful candidates to the HiQ organisation. “The Internet of Things opens up huge business opportunities for all companies. However, boosting profits with the help of the Internet of Things requires new forms of competence that are not readily available today. To rectify this situation we are now conducting our own program to identify highly motivated individuals and give them the right tools to become the best in the business,” says HiQ’s Jukka Rautio. HiQ will select 15 participants for the program. Applicants should have a background in technology and be passionate about making people’s lives simpler. The program will be conducted in collaboration with Saranen Consulting, Microsoft, Onsight Helsinki and the ELY Centre (the Finnish Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment). “We at HiQ help our customers all the way from idea, via technical development and implementation to further development and management. IoT plays more and more important role in this chain. By attracting the greatest talents in this field we will become an even more attractive partner for our customers,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. The HiQ IoT Adventure Program starts on 31 August, but candidates can apply to register from today onwards. For further details visit the application site: For more information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. Tel. +46 8 588 90 000 Jukka Rautio, Managing Director, HiQ Finland. Tel. +358 40 827 1142 Peter Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ. Tel. +46 704 200 103


Telematics solutions provider Microlise has signed up as a corporate member of Transaid, becoming the first telematics specialist to lend its support to the international transport development charity. The announcement was made at today’s Microlise Transport Conference, held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, before an audience of 1,000 senior industry executives. Microlise used the event to give Transaid CEO Gary Forster an opportunity to address the delegates, at what is the largest road transport conference held in the UK to-date. Attendees heard how Microlise will use its telematics and transport management expertise to support Transaid projects, with its staff also participating in key fundraising activities. Addressing the conference, Forster said: “Having Microlise on board is an exciting development for Transaid. Our corporate members play a major role in supporting our projects, and we now have telematics expertise within our mix for the first time. “Even in the developing world, telematics can play a vital role in helping organisations to monitor the location and status of their transport assets. We’re looking forward to working with Microlise over the coming years and putting their expertise to best use.” Nadeem Raza, CEO of Microlise, said: “Transaid is a great organisation that carries out essential work within the developing world. Everyone at Microlise is excited about the role we can play and looking forward to getting firmly involved over the coming months.” Commenting on the importance of Transaid’s work, he added: “A lack of transport infrastructure and road safety can have a huge impact on people and is often taken for granted in countries where multiple transport options are readily available. The need for safe fleet operations is vitally important in the developing world, to keep both drivers and other road users safe.” For more information or to find out how you can support the charity visit ends Note to Editor: Transaid ( is an international development agency that aims to improve people’s quality of life in the developing world by making transport more available and affordable. It was founded by Save the Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and works by sharing skills and knowledge with local people to enable them to put in place and manage efficient transport systems. Transaid’s core work includes creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers. It also assists with teaching preventive vehicle maintenance management and introducing local, low cost transport solutions including its innovative bicycle ambulance. Transaid also helps promote road safety awareness and shares its specialist knowledge with the humanitarian aid sector. Transaid enjoys strong backing from the transport and logistics industry and the active involvement of its patron, HRH The Princess Royal. About Microlise Microlise solutions, underpinned by market leading technology, enable its customers to reduce operating costs and environmental impact by maximising the efficiency of their fleets. Microlise has empowered its customers to save over £172m in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by over 333,000 metric tonnes – equivalent to the output of 135,000 family cars – per year. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter - @microlise ( For further press information: Aggie Krasnolucka-Hickman at Transaid +44 (0)20 7387 8136Beth Laws or James Keeler at Garnett Keeler +44 (0)20 8647 4467, or by email to or Jonathan DolbyHead of Marketing & Communications at Microlise ( +44 (0)1773 537000M: +44 (0)7788 369004 TRAN/259/15

Karlskrona Municipality chooses Cybercom and Google Apps

"The introduction of cloud computing is not just about saving money, but also about achieving a more efficient and modern way of working. Karlskrona Municipality is now taking this step together with Cybercom. I believe this is a sign that the time is right for more organisations to take the same path," says Johan Persbeck, Account Manager, Cybercom. A contract has been signed for two years. Cybercom, which has a Google Apps centre of excellence in Karlskrona, will be responsible for the delivery. "We are very pleased to be awarded this contract by Karlskrona Municipality. It further consolidates our strong position in the public sector and in additional regions of Sweden," says Niklas Flyborg, President and CEO, Cybercom. Google Apps is a suite of software for business and government with everything managed via a web browser and with all data stored in Google's secure cloud data centres. Google Apps includes services for email, storage, video conferencing, word processing, presentation, spreadsheets and survey tools. The capability of collaboration through Google Apps brings a powerful teaching tool to the world of education. For example, it allows several students to work simultaneously on the same documents for assignments, and there are also opportunities for digital homework testing and participation in remote education. Find out more at

IAR Systems boosts 8051 development targeting Internet of Things

Uppsala, Sweden—May 20, 2015—IAR Systems® has released a new version of its popular development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for 8051. The high-performance compiler and debugger toolchain has been further improved with added support for new IoT-targeted microcontrollers as well as parallel build for shorten build times. The 8051 technology has become very popular in low-power, sensor-dense Internet of Things (IoT) applications. To make full use of these devices, developers need powerful, easy-to-use tools that create small and smart code. Version 9.20 of IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 adds full support for the EFM8 microcontroller series from Silicon Labs. The energy-efficient EFM8 MCUs are targeted for IoT systems processing data that comes from port I/O or sensor inputs. The full tools support includes device support files, header files and debugging capabilities. The SEGGER J-Link Plus Debug Probe is supported with a new C-SPY® hardware debugger driver, enabling hardware debugging of the new devices in addition to C-SPY Simulator debugging. In order to speed up build times, parallel build is introduced. The user can easily set the compiler to run in several parallel processes and make better use of the available processor cores in the PC. This feature can have a major impact on reducing the build times of the compiler. IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051 is a complete set of development tools for microcontrollers based on the 8051 core. It incorporates IDE tools, the highly optimizing IAR C/C++ Compiler™ and the comprehensive C-SPY Debugger. For simplified development workflows, the tools feature integrations for a range of hardware debug systems and device configuration tools. More information about the tools is available at IAR Embedded Workbench provides extensive support for a wide range of microcontrollers from vendors such as Atmel, Intel, Infineon, NXP, Silicon Labs and Texas Instruments. For a complete list of supported devices, see ### Ends Editor's Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, C-RUN, C-STAT, visualSTATE, Focus on Your Code, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR Experiment!, I-jet, I-jet Trace, I-scope, IAR Academy, IAR, and the logotype of IAR Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. All other products names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Paf raises €21 million for the public good in 2014

“Compared with the previous two financial years, 2014 was a weaker year. Profits were negatively affected by targeted major investments in areas such as marketing and by external factors such as ships changing flag, decisions by authorities, the general economic situation and stiffening international competition,” says Anders Ingves, Paf’s CEO.   Broken down into business areas, revenue from gaming on amounted to €65.3 million – a decrease of 11% compared with the previous year – while revenue from land- and ship-based gaming amounted to €32.8 million, a decrease of 5%. The Group’s total revenue during the financial year decreased by 9% compared with the previous year and amounted to €98.1 million. Total profit decreased from €31.4 million to €17.2 million, a decrease of 45%. The Group’s operating profit decreased from €30.9 million to €16.8 million. The operating margin was 17.1%. “In the short term, investments in responsible gaming have had and are continuing to have a negative impact on revenue and profit, but in the slightly longer term safer gaming is expected to result in customers wanting to play with us, leading to improved profits,” says Anders Ingves. As last year, a dividend of €21 million is proposed. In addition to the profits that Paf allocates as a dividend, the Åland provincial government will receive €10 million in repaid gaming tax arrears from the Finnish state. “We are not satisfied with this performance in terms of either revenue or profit, and we are going into 2015 with the aim of finding and implementing measures to restore growth to Paf,” says Anders Ingves. Paf’s annual report and financial statements for 2014 are available in full via the following link: Selected highlights of 2014: · At the end of the year Paf acquired the Italian online operator Winga, which operates in the regulated Italian gaming market using local gaming licences. Following the acquisition, with effect from 2015 the Paf Group will operate in Italy under the Winga and brands.  · In November Paf was named most Socially Responsible Operator in the online gaming sector by the international trade journal eGaming Review. · The Spanish licence was expanded during the year and now also includes online bingo. · During the year Paf and Finnish hotel company Sunborn began work on opening an international casino aboard the Sunborn Hotel, a five-star yacht hotel in Gibraltar. Casino Sunborn opened in April 2015, with an official opening in May. · Paf's management team was expanded during the year by four internally recruited members with expertise in technology, law and responsible gaming. The management team now has ten members in total. For more information, please contact: Anders IngvesCEOTel.: +358 (0)20 791 2300E-mail: Anders SimsDirector of CommunicationsTel.: +358 (0)457 342 8228E-mail: Mattias LindquistCommunications ManagerTel.: +46 (0)729 75 23 26E-mail:


OPERATING INCOME +38% JAN-MAR 2015 INTERIM REPORT JANUARY-MARCH 2015. For the January-March period ·Net sales for the period were SEK 33.7 million (30.6). ·Operating income (EBIT) for the period was SEK 5.8 million (4.2). ·Operating margin for the period was 17 percent (14). ·Earnings after tax for the period were SEK 5.5 million (1.3). ·Earnings per share for the period, basic and diluted, were SEK 0.05 (0.01). Significant events in the first quarterAllenex acquired all minority holdings in the group from SSP Primers AB for SEK 20 million.Furthermore, Allenex repaid a loan to SSP Primers AB for SEK 4 million. CEO and President Anders Karlsson’s commentary on the first quarter 2015:“We continued to see an increase in sales and profitability in the company during the first quarter of the year. The upswing in margins that we saw last year continued, with earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the period amounting to SEK 5.8 million (17 percent). The increase in net sales for the period came mainly from the U.S., where we invested considerable resources in 2014 to build up a strong market platform. Sales and earnings also benefits from the weaker Swedish krona. The time schedule for the launch of real time PCR, a new platform for HLA typing advance according to plan and the first sales are expected during the second half of the year.” For more information please contact:Anders Karlsson, CEO Allenex AB, and ph.: +4670-918 00 10, e-mail:  ( Axelsson, CFO Allenex AB, and ph.: +468-508 939 72, e-mail: Allenex AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and /or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on May 20, 2015, at 12.00 CET. Allenex is a life science-company that develops, manufacture, market and sell products for safer transplants of organs and bone marrow on the global market. Allenex is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Small Cap (ticker: ALNX). 55 persons are employed in the Allenex group.

The Ultimate Day is here - exclusively at Ragdale Hall

The Ultimate Day includes treatments unique to Ragdale Hall, specially created by our highly experienced senior beauty team and designed to ensure our guests leave relaxed and revived, from head to toe. We believe this is our finest day spa package yet, offering a unique combination of treatments, hospitality and full use of our award-winning facilities. Ultimate Day guests enjoy a 55-minute Miracle Facial, combining a Clarisonic brush cleanse, gold and natural plant collagen eye treatment, active mask and pressure point massage, and a 50-minute Restorative Hand and Foot Therapy treatment with therapeutic scalp massage. Guests then choose either a Soothing Back Massage, Soft Touch Body Stretch or Lavender and Tea Tree Exfoliation for their luxurious 25-minute treatment. The full range of indulgent treats during the day also includes champagne and canapes, a three course buffet lunch and Ragdale mules, plus access to all of Ragdale's facilities, including the multi-million pound Thermal Spa. The Ultimate Day starts from 9am - the moment guests arrive at Ragdale Hall – but the effects will last long after they leave at 6pm. The Ultimate Day is available now and can also be bought as a gift - what better way to give someone the 'ultimate' treat!  It is priced at £199 (£219 at weekends). Book the Ultimate Day now by calling 01664 433000 between 9.00am and 8.00pm on weekdays and 9.30am to 5.30pm at weekends (a message service is available out of hours) or by emailing: For further details please contact:

Nurses with Finger on the Pulse Give 600 Brits the Chance to Save Lives in First Year

A team of medical trainers is turning communities across the world into lifesavers. In the last 12 months, Pulse Medic Services has trained over 600 professionals and thousands of ordinary people in Britain to deliver the vital skills that can mean the difference between life and death. From humble beginnings in East London, the company not only train people across the UK but also impact lives internationally, by supporting lifesaving CPR training in disadvantaged areas of India and Trinidad. Martin Anderson, Lead Trainer at Pulse Medic said, “At Pulse Medic we are at an exciting time - we have been running our services for a year now and have trained over 600 people in various fields all over the UK. In addition, we have secured advertising and publishing with two CCG’s, and continue to work with the British Heart Foundation to support free CPR training.” With 150,000 people dying each year from situations where first aid knowledge could have saved their life, it is apparent that basic training could be the difference between life and death for family members, friends, colleagues, employees or strangers in the street. Pulse Medic is constantly going one step further to ensure it is providing world class training, by working closely with the PHD consultancy at two top universities to develop international novel approaches to CPR and AED training. The London-based group is more than a First Aid training and consultancy company. Its remit is to train everyone in key skills as well as First Aid in the workplace and the community. In addition to providing lifesaving skills to businesses and communities, Pulse Medic also teaches resuscitation techniques to staff at NHS hospitals around the UK. Pulse Medic is now working to provide FREE emergency lifesaving training to people in London through the British Heart Foundation's accredited Heartstart ( program. Nationally, Heartstart has trained more than 2.6 million people in communities and schools around the country to know what to do if someone suffers a heart attack or has been seriously hurt. Funded via its professional work, Pulse Medic trainers are delivering free sessions in partnership with The British Heart Foundation. Time is of the essence in medical emergencies such as heart attacks, which is why Pulse Medic is committed to offering this free training – it’s at the heart of the company’s ethos. In addition to providing free life saving techniques to all, Pulse Medic always go one step further. Not forgetting its London roots, the company is working with Love Literacy ( to support East London children in the learning of literacy. Martin added, “It’s been a challenging year with the passing of one of our lead trainers, however we are looking forward to the exciting year ahead developing our grant pathway to support local clinicians in their chosen research field. Our phd research proposals have been successful with the help of Statos at the  PHD consultancy  ( London. “We take pride in being more than simply a health care training provider.  We are number one for first aid training, CPR courses in london and ILS courses. The amazing community work we do couldn’t be done without our hardworking nurses, doctors, paramedics and sports therapists. Thanks to all the lead trainers and our admin team at LSBU; without you all Pulse Medic wouldn’t be possible.”  Our sponsorship ( page is up as we are looking for help in expanding our current fleet of manikins. Any help, no matter how small is gratefully received. To find out more about Pulse Medic visit:  Facebook: Twitter:

Jump In Trampoline Arena to Open in Slough, UK

The largest and most innovative Trampoline and Fitness Arena in England is set to open in Slough, serving the Thames Valley region.  Subject to planning permission, Jump In Trampoline Arena plans to open a 32,000-sq. foot facility in 550 Dundee Road, Slough SL1 4LE in August 2015. Jump In is powered by Altitude Trampoline Parks (, which is a leading international operator with multiple sites across the US as well as park development in Japan, UAE, South Africa and India. The indoor arena will include a variety of specific activities such as 3D Dodgeball, Kid Zone, Foam Pits, tumble tracks and a huge main court where people can jump freely between interconnected trampolines and literally bounce off the walls. "Defying gravity is one of the most exhilarating experiences whether you’re a child or an adult, and trampolining also happens to be great for your health," says Gavin Lucas, Jump In CEO. Jump In will also feature four large private rooms and in-park party areas for parties, corporate events, sports teams or any group size up to 120 people. A large café offering local gourmet ice cream and other treats will refresh jumpers and onlookers. “Our arena offers high energy entertainment at affordable prices for individuals, families and groups. Jump In Trampoline Arena places a focus on providing a safe, clean, family friendly environment that will set our park apart.” – Linsey Willaford-West, Director of Marketing. Job Creation “We expect this state of the art indoor trampoline arena to add 60 or more part time, as well as several full time jobs to the Slough area.” – Vernon West, Executive Chairman. Community & Fitness Jump In is committed to providing excellent facilities for the local community, and will cater not just to adrenaline junkies, but also to anyone who is just looking to have fun. It’s also ideal for teachers, group leaders and parents to give kids a unique opportunity to enjoy a healthy way of releasing energy. Jump In will also set up a dodge ball league inviting corporate teams and those from other groups and organisations to join the sport.  High-energy fitness classes on trampolines will also be offered, attracting those who wish to get fit while having fun. Research conducted by NASA states that jumping on trampolines is 68% more effective than running yet it requires less effort and develops overall body strength more effectively than weightlifting. Other benefits include improved flexibility, coordination and balance. Since the trampoline acts as a shock absorber, the low-impact workout is suitable for all ages. Safety "Safety and cleanliness are our top priorities. We strictly adhere to safety guidelines, to which we have added our own additional measures which draw from best practice in other industries. Each jumping arena is monitored by trained team members. That way, we can ensure that everyone has a great experience at our park," Lucas explains.

HANZA calls for Extra General Meeting for the approval of a directed share issue

HANZA Holding AB (publ), listed on Nasdaq First North, call today for an extra general meeting to approve the Board of Director's decision of a directed share issue of MSEK 13.0, corresponding to an ownership of approximately 15.2%. Buyer of the shares is an investment group led by Francesco Franze, Håkan Halén and Per Holmberg. Francesco has extensive experience from HANZAs customer markets and is a member of the Group Management of the company Husqvarna. Håkan has expertise in the acquisition and financing area and is recently retired from the post of Executive Vice President and CFO of Hexagon. Per has experience from product development and acquisitions and is the CEO of Hexagon Metrology EMEA, a company that develops metrology products with headquarters in UK. Francesco and Hakan has been proposed as Board Member and Alternate Board Member."Broadening the ownership contributes to creating value for all shareholders," says Per Tjernberg, Chairman HANZA. "It should be put in context  with the previously announced need for a capital injection and that the Board has developed a business plan that provides a significant development of HANZA. Through a lead investor with Board representation, we can ensure an implementation that is optimal for all shareholders." In 2014 HANZA was negatively affected due to a volumes drop from some of the Group's major customers. No orders were lost, however, and the return of customer volumes, combined with a good new sales, has resulted in that the company now has an all-time-high order backlog. Furtermore, through increased sales and through an extensive efficiency program launched last year, profitability improved significantly this year. HANZA has also launched a new product, MIG, which streamlines customers' manufacturing chain and are expected to further increase sales."We are particularly pleased by the fact that our business model has attracted the attention of investors with a good knowledge of product development and outsourced manufacturing ," said Erik Stenfors, CEO HANZA. " It creates a shared platform, which is important for the further development of HANZA that we are planning.After a 2014, characterized by volume declines, but also of the IPO and completion of MIGTM, HANZA intends to continue to develop the Group. In addition to the ongoing efficiency programs, significant additional cost synergies are to be expected from strategic acquisitions. Today HANZA has concrete M&A discussions ongoing, which are to be finalized and funded in dialogue with the new investor group. "We have followed HANZA for some time and believe that the company's market position gives great opportunities for the future. Hence, we look forward to become the major owner of HANZA. We will analyze the opportunities and contribute to their implementation in the best way. ", Says Francesco Franze a proposed as new Board member representing the new investment group.The issue is made at a rate of 9.5 SEK / share, corresponding to an average closing price of the Company's shares over the last 30 days and with a market discount. The directed issue brings HANZA 13 million SEK before transactions costs, which strengthens the Group's financial position. Existing owners representing about 30% have declared that they support the Board's decision to broaden the ownership. The company intends to present a business plan for further capitalization and acquisitions rather soon after the EGM is executed.

Allison Transmission drives new Hino FE model line-up

Hino Australia has added an Allison fully automatic transmission model to its popular FE 500 Series lineup to boost the versatility and appeal of its medium-duty truck range SYDNEY – For Hino Australia, matching an Allison 2500 fully automatic transmission to its J07E-TN engine has enabled FE models to do the work of larger vehicles, while also offering greater accessibility to a wide range of drivers. All Allison Automatics feature the latest 5th Generation Electronic Controls, with architecture built around the advantages of a converter that multiplies available torque and maximizes efficiency. Lock up technology also adds to efficiency and productivity advantages, while Allison’s Continuous Power Technology™ allows for uninterrupted power to the drive wheels. The 500 Series FE 1426 Auto has a 14-ton gross vehicle weight and is able to carry payloads previously reserved for larger vehicles in a more agile and economic package. Hinos equipped with an Allison 2500 feature a patented torque converter with a stall ratio of 1.58:1 which effectively increases launch torque by over 50 percent. This ensures that the Hino can use a relatively high first gear ratio of 3.5:1 (compared with the manual transmission first gear ratio of 6.5:1) allowing closer ratios up to the overdrive 0.74:1 fifth gear Hino chose the Allison transmission because it met stringent quality, durability and reliability requirements, while delivering a smooth, user-friendly driver experience and the ability to maintain optimum engine speeds for increased efficiency. Steve Lotter, chairman and CEO of Hino Australia said the launch of the 500 Series FE 1426 Auto demonstrates Hino’s commitment to offering increased product choices and is an important part of the brand’s push toward more automatic transmission models. “The market has been demanding more ‘two pedal’ options in light- and medium-duty truck lines, and Hino has responded with an increased number of automatic transmission choices,” said Lotter. “The 500 Series FE Auto brings a very well-rounded package to the market and allows fleets access to a larger pool of drivers. It also has the potential to reduce maintenance costs that may be incurred with drivers who are less experienced with manuals.” Available in a single-cab configuration with short, medium, long and extra-long wheelbases (from 3750 mm to 5500 mm), all are equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions, vastly increasing the vocational potential of these trucks from refuse and street sweeping to distribution and logistics. Hino and Allison have calibrated the shift points to cater to a wide array of vocational applications by delivering maximum drivability and efficiency across the entire operating spectrum. “The 500 Series FE Auto is what we would like to call a ‘smart truck,’ as it is capable of carrying payloads usually reserved for our FG and GH models, but in a lighter, more nimble and cost-effective package,” said Lotter. “We believe it is the right truck for this sector of the Australian truck market, and we expect it to do great things for Hino and our customers.” Allison has a long relationship with Hino and over the years has forged a close and mutually beneficial partnership in Australia, as evidenced by the ever expanding range of Allison Automatics in the market. About Allison Transmission Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit Press Contacts Claire Dumbreck                                        Miranda JansenPropel Technology                                     Allison Transmission         (0)1295 770602                                  +31 78-6422 174Manor Farm Offices                                   Baanhoek 118Fenny Compton, United Kingdom             Sliedrecht, The Netherlands

Badger Explorer ASA – Q1 2015 Report

Badger Explorer ASA (BXPL) releases its Q1 2015 Report today. The Company's Q1 2015 investor presentation in Oslo will take place at the Hotel Continental on Thursday, 21st May 2015 at 13:00 - 14:00 CET. The investor presentation in Stavanger will take place at BXPL's premises at Forusskogen 1, 4033 Stavanger on Friday, 22nd May 2015 at 09:00 - 10:00 CET. BXPL completed the Demonstrator Program in February 2015. Since then, the main focus at BXPL during Q1 2015 has been to prepare for the next phase, The Badger Development Program (BDP). The recent fall in the oil price has led to comprehensive restructuring and cost cutting within the oil industry. As a result, BXPL experiences a reduced ability from oil companies to support technology development ventures like the Badger Project. During Q1 2015, BXPL implemented a large cost saving program to adjust to the new business climate. By the end of Q1 2015, 38 % of staff were made redundant, salaries for senior management were reduced and further cost cuts were implemented. 2015 turns out to be a challenging year, and BXPL has revised its 2015 plan so that the Company will survive on limited cash. Together with the oil companies, the Development Program has been rescheduled to fit the present financial climate. This means that BXPL is planning for less spending during 2015, and a ramp up later during the Development Program. BXPL is currently negotiating such a rescheduled program plan with the sponsoring oil companies. It is BXPL’s ambition to enter a partner agreement with one oil company by the end of H1 2015, sign an agreement with a second partner by the end of Q3 2015 and a third partner within H1 2016. With three partners on-board, the Board of Directors of BXPL is of the opinion that the funding for the next phase is secured. The next step, with three partners on-board and technical progress according to the plan, will be to initiate a strategic relationship with an oil service company to speed up product development and prepare for market introduction. Summarizing the Q1 2015 financial results for BXPL:• Revenues for Q1 2015 were NOK 0.00, compared to NOK 0.00 for Q1 2014.• Operating expenses for Q1 2015 were NOK 4.035 million, compared to NOK 4.804 million for Q1 2014.• EBITDA for Q1 2015 was NOK -4.035 million, compared to NOK -4.804 million for Q1 2014.• The cash position at BXPL was NOK 1.082 million as of 31st March 2015, compared to NOK 10.374 million as of 31st March 2014.• As of 31st March 2015, BXPL had a net equity of NOK 74.925 million (equity ratio of 48.9%), compared to NOK 96.449 million as of 31st March 2014 (equity ratio of 61.6%). The oil business is currently undergoing comprehensive changes and cost cuttings. In such a climate BXPL is confident to achieve the necessary support for the Development Program. BXPL is also confident the agreed technical deliveries for 2015 are achievable. During 2016, we expect to see an improving business climate that will enable BXPL to ramp up the ongoing development activities.

Interim report January - March 2015

INTERIM REPORT JANUARY - MARCH 2015•    Execution of a directed share issue of SEK 14.1 million•    Discovery of significant gas and gas condensate flows. Measured flows in short-term tests were measured at 114 000 m3/day mix of natural gas and condensate and 5 tons per day of pure condensate•    71-1 declared a commercial field•    Registration of C3 resources corresponding to 131.9 mmboe geological resources or 123.2 mmboe extractable resources completed Important events after the end of the period•    Decision to apply for registration of reserves C1+C2 corresponding to 38 mmboe (5 million tons)•    Due to unique results and need for further analysis, drilling of new well planned to commence Q1 2016 Financial Summary•    Net revenue during the period January – March 2014 amounted to SEK 0 (0) thousand•    EBIT for the period amounted to SEK 2 086 (-3 960) thousand•    Cash flow from operating activities SEK -10 779 (-5 063) thousand•    Current assets and accounts receivable at the end of the period amounted to SEK 47 660 (715) thousand Financial developmentRevenue amounted to SEK 0 (0) thousand. The Company reported an operating result of SEK -1 538 (-3 644) thousand for the period January – March 2015. The Company held SEK 2 786 (247) thousand in cash at the end of the period.During the period, the Company has conducted the following share issues. In January 2015 the Company executed a share issue without preferential rights for shareholders of in total SEK 14.1 million before related costs at a share price of SEK 1 per share, resulting in an issue of 14,149,000 shares. As a result of this, an issue of 4 945 467 shares were issued to The Far East and Pacific Investments Inc (“FEPI”) 10 March 2014 was completed in accordance with agreement. The agreement stipulates that FEPI up until that equity financing of USD 13 million has been acquired, FEPI shall have a shareholding of 25.9% in the Company.After these share issues the total number of shares in the Company is 44 362 638.The right of the shareholders of Interfox to participate on identical terms for up to 20 percent of the total financing, as communicated in the Q3 Report, 18 November 2014, means that the Board shall offer the shareholders to subscribe to 4 773 617 shares at a price of SEK 1.00 per share. Due to the share price development, the Board has decided to execute such offer if and when the share price has reached such level that the offer would be attractive to the shareholders of the Company. Cash flow from operating activities for the year was SEK -1 903 (-5 063) thousand and current assets and accounts receivable at the end of the period amounted to SEK 47 660 (715) thousand.Investments are made into the local project company OOO Bakcharneftegaz, in which Interfox at the end of the period via the fully owned subsidiary Mezhlisa Resources Cyprus Ltd (“Mezhlisa”) had a registered ownership of 25.42 percent. However further investments made into BNG now entitles the Company to register a further ownership onto Mezhlisa so that Mezhlisa shall have an ownership of 30.64% in BNG. Such registration is under way.Overview of operationsDuring the period, the Company continued the exploration program in the Tomsk region, license 71-1 Elley-Igayskoye. The license is held in the local project company OOO Bakcharneftegaz in which the Company has the right to attain a 74 percent ownership against investing in total USD 12.4 million. The exploration program covers the re-entry of one old well, Phase 1, and the drilling of a new exploration well, Phase 2. The purpose of the exploration program is to prove as much reserves as possible and then exit the project to a larger company, more suited for the development phase. The initial phase in proving the contents of the asset was to attain a registration of resources under Russian C3 standard. An application for registration was approved as per 1.1.2015 according to the following:- Gas 16 470 million m3 - Condensate 2 831 000/1 775 000 metric tonnes geological/extractable resourcesThis corresponds to 131.9 mmboe geological resources or 123.2 mmboe extractable resources (conversion rate used: 1 thousand m3 gas = 6.60; 1 metric tonne condensate = 8.18).On 13 February 2015, the Company encountered commercial flow rates of natural gas and gas condensates from the weathered zone, between 3 010 – 2 990 meters. Short term tests showed flows of 114 000 m3/day mix of natural gas and gas condensate as well as 5 metric tons/Day of pure condensate.Organization  At an extra general meeting of shareholders 10 March 2015, Jonathan Collins was elected to the Board of Directors. Former Board member Jan Lundström left his seat in connection with the EGM. After the EGM, the Board consists of Max Renard, Anders Thorsell and Jonathan Collins.Significant events after the reporting periodSubstantial amounts of hydrocarbons were observed during the testing of the well. Furthermore, amounts of pebbles and rock fragments were received, coming from the reservoir, which indicates the presence of a collector, a hydrocarbon reservoir, characterized by absolute permeability, exceeding 100 mD. It is essential to understand what this means for the character of the asset and how it optimally shall be exploited.The location of the new well can be affected by these new discoveries and the subsequent analyses currently being done, so the Company has in collaboration with authorities decided to perform drilling with start from the first quarter 2016, whereby all preparations will be completed during autumn 2015. Accordingly, there is no time pressure from authorities regarding the timing of the drilling of the new well.This change of timing for the drilling of the new well does not automatically mean than the Company’s ambition to initiate the active phase of the exit process during the third quarter 2015 will be affected.It was in April 2015 decided to apply for registration of reserves under category C1 & C2 with the Russian authority GKZ (belonging to the Ministry of Natural Resources). This process and evaluation will go on during May-October 2015, after which GKZ will register the approved volumes. BNG will apply for the registration of 38 million barrels (5 million tons) of oil equivalents (boe), which means oil and gas combined and converted as if it were oil only.C1 & C2 are the highest categories of classifications of extractable hydrocarbons. Under the current oil price, they carry a value of USD 1.5-2.0 per barrel when sold in the ground, i.e. without any development of production. Interfox Resources' exit strategy is based on a sale of the value in the ground and a holding of 74% of the shares of BNG.The new well that the Company intends to drill during the first half of 2016 is for the purpose of converting an additional portion of the mentioned C3 resources to C1 & C2 reserves.    The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) in the Company 18 May 2015 was held in the Company’s office in Stockholm. The elected Board of Directors consists of Max Renard, Anders Thorsell and Jonathan Collins. At the first meeting of the Board of Directors following the AGM, Max Renard was elected Chairman of the Board. OTHER INFORMATIONAbout Interfox ResourcesInterfox Resources AB is an exploration company that seek to identify license properties with potential to become significant oil and gas assets. The Company’s operations currently involve the development of the Company’s first asset, license 71-1 “Elley-Igayskoye”. The strategy is to confirm oil and gas reserves and prepare for a sale to or a deep cooperation with a strategic partner.RisksAmong the risks relating to the company and the industry are that the company's operations are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties associated with exploration, acquisition, development, production and sale of oil and gas. All oil and gas reserves and resources contain a degree of uncertainty. In many cases, exploration activities never get to development and production. The company's potential inability to retain and expand its reserves would have a material adverse effect on the company's business, results and financial position. The company may also suffer accidents and damage to facilities, the environment and staff, and natural disasters. Any major incident could have an adverse effect on the company's ability to produce oil and gas.The Company may in the future need to turn to the capital market for additional funding. Both the size and timing of the Company's potential future capital requirements will depend on a number of factors, including the nature resource. There is a risk that the required funding of operations is not available at the right time and at reasonable cost.General accounting principlesThe company has in the preparation of this interim report applied the Swedish Annual Reports Act and the general advice as given by the Swedish Accounting Standards Board.Upcoming financial reportsQ2 2015, April – June 2015, will be published August 19 2015.Q3 2015, July – September 2015, will be published November 18 2015.Year-end report 2015, February 17 2016.Financial reports, press releases and other information are available on Interfox Resources’  ( report has not been reviewed by the Company’s auditors.Stockholm 20 May 2015Max Renard       ChairmanAnders ThorsellMember of the boardJonathan Collins    Member of the board    

Vattenfall partners with Teleperformance Nordic

“We are delighted to partner with Vattenfall and look forward to supporting their strategy for a strengthened customer focus and customer centric approach,” said Maarit Laaksonen, Country Director Finland at Teleperformance Nordic. “I believe that our strong background in customer experience management will create a good foundation for mutual success in terms of business growth, operational excellence and customer experience.” Vattenfall, which is one of Europe’s largest generators of energy and the largest producer of heat, has operations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, UK and France. “Vattenfall is aiming for more satisfied customers, increased market share and decreased operational costs in the Finnish market,” said Hannu Kostiainen, Chief Executive Officer Vattenfall Finland. “In order to take an important step in that direction, we have signed a contract with Teleperformance for Customer Service”. “The energy and utilities industry is at a critical stage of structural change and transformation from being viewed as a general commodity provider to a service provider that impacts many areas of a consumer’s lifestyle and experiences,” commented Linda Persson, Chief Commercial Officer at Teleperformance Nordic. “We are pleased to welcome Vattenfall as a client and look forward to providing their customers with the best possible experience.” Vattenfall has approximately 13 million customers. It is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and employs more than 30 000 people. Teleperformance Group interacts with 35% of the global population annually and are currently working with industry-leading utilities companies around the world.

TV Lift Unit Manufacturers Cabinet Tronix Win Prestigious ‘Best Of Houzz’ Award For Second Year Running

Cabinet Tronix, the leading US manufacturer of luxury TV lift cabinets (, is thrilled to announce it has been honored with a Best of Houzz award – for the second year running. The award celebrates the stellar customer service provided by the team, and with two consecutive awards from Houzz, Cabinet Tronix has shown once and for all that it is the one-stop shop for stunning TV lift furniture and 100% customer satisfaction. This award from Houzz is a prestigious one – Houzz is a colossal site, with thousands of users and many brands competing for these awards. The particular award which Cabinet Tronix have received for two years running is voted for by customers, and the team at the TV lift manufacturers couldn’t be more thrilled that they’ve come out on top. Trace McCullough, of Cabinet Tronix ( says, “We were thrilled last year when we were honored with a Best of Houzz 2014 award – and to continue our streak with another award in 2015 is a fantastic achievement for everyone here at Cabinet Tronix. We work very hard to ensure our customers get the very best from every element of our service, from design and construction to delivery and customer service – and it’s really great to know that our hard work is paying off.” Cabinet Tronix is also rated as a five-star user on Houzz – an impressive achievement when considering the number of reviews it takes to achieve such a standard. The team, with Trace at the helm, always strive for 100% satisfaction, and their dedication to excellence has shone through for customers. The firm, based in San Diego, is renowned for its luxury TV lift cabinets and designer finishes. With more than 15 years at the very top of the market, Cabinet Tronix has not only provided stunning TV lift furniture for homes all over the US, it’s also built custom cabinets for use in some of the country’s leading hotels – including Caesar’s Palace and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. With more than 100 different models to choose from, as well as an array of designer finishes, Cabinet Tronix offers something for every interior taste. From minimal units with a gloss black finish, to traditional cabinets with ornate carvings and a beautiful mahogany look, there is endless choice for clients that want to add a touch of luxury to their home or business. To find out more about the incredible range of Cabinet Tronix pop-up TV lifts, visit: Visit their Houzz page to find out more about the prestigious awards: Facebook: Twitter:

Technologists and artists to share their skills in Liverpool’s new FACTLab

A partnership between FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), and the Liverpool School of Art and Design at LJMU, will see technologists and artists sharing their skills and knowledge and welcoming visitors to use the space to develop their own creative projects. FACTLab is a pioneering workshop space within the upcoming exhibition Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing (4 June - 31 August), where visitors of all ages will be invited to get hands on and explore the possibilities of creative technology, by experimenting with tools and devices.  By offering visitors the chance to engage in activities such as 3D printing, filmmaking and computer coding, FACT hopes to support the development of both practical skills and a creative and critical interest in technology in Liverpool and beyond. FACTLab aims to be the initial step of something that will grow into a permanent resource for engaging with the creative community. As part of its three month pilot programme, FACTLab will host visiting artists, support the development of new works, and provide a physical location in FACT’s Gallery 2 for informal workshops and skill-sharing events, offering activities ranging from musical instrument making to assembling 3D printed prosthetic hands. Dr Mark Wright, who holds a joint post with FACT and the Liverpool School of Art and Design, in order to develop and deliver this workshop space, commented: “There is an exciting world-wide movement where art institutions move from just showing art to act as hubs for affect, engagement, research and innovation with the public, artists, researchers and creative sectors. FACT and LJMU are recognised leaders in this field and FACTLab is our way of exploring this space. Although many other centres exist, we are unique in combining a permanent embedded senior researcher, world class artists, extensive community engagement and now, with FACTLab, in-house public-facing artist developers.” The largest programme of workshops is FACTLab: Hack Nights, which has been developed to act as a hub where makers, developers and other communities can acquire new skills and quality learning experiences. FACTLab: Hack Nights will happen on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and present skill sharing sessions where adult participants can learn about electronics, programming and creative technology regardless of their previous experience within the field. Thiago Hersan, who moved from Brazil to Liverpool with his colleague Radamés Ajna to be one of the first creative technologists to occupy the FACTLab space, said: “I’m interested in fostering communities for exploring non-traditional uses of technologies. FACTLab will create opportunities for people to engage with, and sometimes influence, works while they're being developed, and will be a great place to build a community around art and technology practices." Other activities taking place in the FACTLab space will be a summer school for children exploring coding using Raspberry Pi, and Manchester based maker collective the Owl Project’s workshops, which will explore different aspects of musical instrument making and result in the iLog - a fully functional musical instrument housed in a wooden log. FACTLab will also host Show and Tell gatherings for people who use technology in their creative practice, to provide an opportunity for them to meet, talk about their work and share details about their processes and experiences. FACT’s Director Professor Mike Stubbs said: “By having a public, practice-based, creative space, FACT can further act as a catalyst for creative communities and empower visitors who want to get more involved with processes of making, in addition to looking and reflecting. We see it as our duty to drive agendas of the creative and critical use of technology - it is no longer just about digital creations, but how technology affects almost everything we do and think.” The exhibition Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing is co-produced by the Crafts Council and FACT in association with Norfolk Museums Service, and will explore how new technologies change traditional crafts, and how makers can work, share and collaborate both locally and globally in the digital age. FACTLab is presented by FACT, developed with Liverpool John Moores University and sponsored by the Culture Programme of the European Union and Connecting Cities. ENDS – For images and more information please contact: Sofia SigrothMedia Relations Officer0151 707 4413 | Jen ChapmanHead of Marketing & Communications0151 707 4415 | NOTES TO EDITORSOpening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 6pmTickets: Free entryAddress: FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQPhone: +44(0) 151 707 4444Website: About FACTFACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool and is focused on bringing people, art and technology together. FACT’s award-winning building houses three galleries, a café, bar and four cinema screens. Since the organisation was founded in 1988 (previously called Moviola), it has commissioned and presented over 250 new media and digital artworks from artists including Pipilotti Rist, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Isaac Julien.


Board of Directors and AuditorsRe-election of Eric Joan, Mikael Ekdahl and Christian Paulsson and the company’s President and CEO Stéphane Hamelin, and new election of Helena Persson as ordinary board members. Eric Joan was elected as Chairman of the Board. Directors’ fees were set at an amount of SEK 300,000 to the Chairman and SEK 150,000 to each of the other board members not employed with the company. Fees for committee work will be paid to the Chairman of the Audit Committee with SEK 100,000 and SEK 50,000 to each member. Election of the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers AB for a one year period of mandate, consequently up to and including the AGM 2016, whereby the accounting firm has informed that authorised public accountant Mathias Carlsson will be the auditor in charge. Fees to the auditors will be paid as per agreement. Disposition of resultThe Meeting adopted the proposal of the Board of Directors that no dividend is to be distributed for the financial year 2014 and that the results of the company of SEK 666,898,462 in total, including this year’s result of SEK -72,623,719 should be carried forward. Nomination CommitteeRe-election of Stéphane Hamelin (Holdham S.A.), Ulf Hedlundh (Svolder Aktiebolag) and Christian Paulsson (Paulsson Advisory AB) as members of the Nomination Committe for the AGM 2016. Stéphane Hamelin was elected Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Remuneration and Audit CommitteeAt the subsequent statutory board meeting Stéphane Hamelin, Mikael Ekdahl and Christian Paulsson were elected as members of the Remuneration Committee for the period up to the next statutory board meeting. Further, Mikael Ekdahl and Christian Paulsson were elected as members of the Audit Committee for the same period. Guidelines for remuneration to senior executivesThe AGM resolved to establish guidelines for remuneration to senior executives principally entailing that remuneration to senior executives shall consist of fixed salary, variable remuneration, other benefits and pension and that the aggregate remuneration shall be in accordance with market conditions and competitive. The variable part of the salary shall have a pre-deterimined cap and may as a fundamental principle never exceed 60 per cent of the fixed annual salary. The variable part is based on earnings and cash flow as well as individual qualitative goals. Variable remuneration shall not qualify for pension. Pension benefits shall primarily be fee based, but can also for legal reasons be income based, although not at the group management level. The retirement age is 65 years. The group management’s employment contracts include provisions governing remuneration and termination of employment. According to these agreements, employment can ordinarily cease on notice of termination by the employee within a period of notice of 4-12 months and on dismissal by the company within a period of notice of 6-18 months. On dismissal by the company, the period of notice and the period during which compensation is payable shall not together exceed 24 months. The guidelines in full are published on the company’s website. Resolution on payment to Holdham S.A. in accordance with amendment agreementThe AGM resolved on payment of EUR 776,382 to Holdham S.A. in accordance with the amendment agreement entered into in relation to the company’s acquisition of the Hamelin group. According to the amendment agreement Bong AB and Holdham S.A. was to be held responsible for their own potential competition law fines from the European Commission in relation to the dawn raids conducted by the European Commission in connection to the acquisition. The European Commission has now reached its decision in the matter and Holdham S.A. has as the previous owner of the Hamelin group fulfilled its part of the agreement by paying the fines attributable to the Hamelin group. In order for the Bong AB to fulfill its part of the amendment agreement the AGM has resolved on a payment to Holdham S.A. in accordance with amendment agreement. Kristianstad, 20 May 2015 Bong AB (publ)The Board of Directors For further information, please contact Håkan Gunnarsson, CFO of Bong AB. Telephone (switchboard) +46 44 20 70 00. This information is of the kind that Bong AB (publ) is obliged to publish pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was given for publication at 18.30 p.m. on 20 May 2015. Bong is one of the leading European providers of specialty packaging and envelope products in Europe and offers solutions for distribution and packaging of information, advertising materials and lightweight goods. Important growth areas in the Group are packaging within retail and e-commerce and the envelope market within Eastern Europe. The Group has annual sales of approximately SEK 2.5 billion and around 1,800 employees in 16 countries. Bong has strong market positions in most of the important markets in Europe and the Group sees interesting possibilities for continued expansion and development. Bong is a public limited company and its shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (Small Cap).

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to begin Summer Hours May 31

Charlotte, NC - Summer is almost here and as kids get ready for the end of the school year, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will soon switch to Summer Hours. The Library will close on Sundays starting May 31 (the Sunday after Memorial Day) and resume Sunday service starting September 13 (the Sunday after Labor Day).This change will only affect the hours at the libraries normally open on Sundays: Main Library, ImaginOn, Beatties Ford Road Regional, Independence Regional, Morrison Regional, North County Regional, South County Regional and University City Regional. While the “Summer Hours” change began as a cost-saving measure, this change also aligns with the needs of Library users during the summer. With public schools out of session, the need for homework services on Sundays is much lighter during the summer. The season will also find patrons of all ages visiting the library for different reasons i.e., checking out books and participating in related activities for Summer Reading which starts June 15. Some library services will continue to be available around-the-clock at, including online account access and catalog searching. Also available 24/7 are the library's book drops and the automated telephone renewal line at 704.416.7363. To view the Library's hours of service, visit   For more information about the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, visit our website at  Also look for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. About Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries, serving a community of nearly one million citizens in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Accessible and welcoming to all, the Library celebrates the joy of reading, fosters learning and growth, connects people to each other and the world, and inspires individuals with what they can achieve. Through 20 locations, targeted outreach and,  the Library delivers exceptional services and programs, with a mission to create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the universe of ideas. ###Media Contact:Angela M. Haigler, Marketing and Communications, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library  Phone:(704) 416-0704   Business mobile (704) 996-8042   Email:  Web:

Negotiations with the pilots’ unions in final phase

SAS has currently signed new Scandinavian collective bargain agreements with over half of the SAS pilots. Negotiations are now underway with the assistance of mediation with the Norwegian pilot union NSF and the Swedish pilot union SPF. Both unions have announced a strike from Thursday May 21 if no agreement is reached. SAS’ firm intention is to reach an agreement in the negotiations regarding new Scandinavian bargain agreements to avoid customers being affected by delays and cancelled flights, but cannot rule out that a strike may occur. - Our travelers will suffer at a conflict and I can only regret that we are now facing a situation threatening to affect many passengers in a negative way. Our ambition during the night is to continue the constructive negotiations and reach a joint solution which we have already done with more than half of the pilots. We have been responsive to the pilots’ demands and sought solutions that meet their needs for employment and career opportunities in SAS and that simultaneously allows SAS to cope with the fierce competition in the airline industry, says Rickard Gustafson President and, CEO of SAS. Expected traffic disruptionsIn order to avoid that travelers and co-workers become stranded during an eventual strike, SAS takes precautions and cancels about 110 flights tonight and tomorrow May 21. The majority of SAS’ Swedish domestic and international flights will be affected by a possible conflict on Thursday, May 21. There may be some traffic disruptions from Danish and Norwegian airports, both domestically and internationally. In total, around 25 percent of SAS flights are expected to be cancelled during an eventual strike. SAS will continually update its website with travel information and send updates via SMS and e-mail to the travelers. It will also be possible to follow developments via SAS channels in social media. For rules about rebooking and cancellation of flights, customers should contact SAS customer service or travel agencies where the ticket has been purchase. For further information SAS press office Sweden +46 8 797 29 44SAS press office Norway +47 64 81 88 00SAS press office Denmark +45 3232 3135 SAS discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was provided for publication on 20 May, at 7.30 p.m. CET.

Bulletin from the Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting of G5 Entertainment AB (publ) was held at Hotel Kung Carl, Birger Jarlsgatan 21 in Stockholm, on May 20, 2015. Petter Nylander was elected chairman of the meeting. During the meeting CEO Vlad Suglobov gave a presentation of the 2014 financial year and the current status of G5 Entertainment AB. The meeting approved the parent company's and the group's consolidated financial statements. These can be found in G5 Entertainment AB’s annual report for 2014. The meeting decided unanimously to discharge the board and the CEO from liability for the financial year 2014. The meeting also decided that the profit for the year should be carried forward. Pär Sundberg, Vlad Suglobov, Petter Nylander, and Jeffrey Rose were re-elected as members of the board. Annika Andersson was elected new member of the board. Petter Nylander was appointed chairman of the board. It was resolved that the remuneration to the board should comprise of SEK 300 000 to the chairman and SEK 150 000 to each of the other members appointed by the general meeting and not employed by the company. It was also resolved that fees for the upcoming term, in addition to directors ' fees, shall be paid to the members of the company's Audit Committee, and that the fee to the chairman of the Audit Committee shall amount to SEK 30 000 and SEK 15 000 each to be paid to the other members of the Audit Committee. The meeting resolved to re-elect Mazars SET Revisionsbyrå for the period until the end of the next annual general meeting. The meeting also resolved that remuneration to the auditors shall be paid on approved invoices. The meeting approved the nomination committee's proposal regarding guidelines for the nomination committee. The meeting resolved to adopt the Board’s proposal for guidelines for remuneration to senior executives. The meeting resolved to authorize the board for the period until the next annual general meeting, on one or more occasions, to decide to issue a maximum of 880 000 shares in order to facilitate acquisitions and raising capital. The meeting also decided on the issue of up to 176,000 warrants. The right to subscribe for the warrants shall, with deviation from shareholders’ preferential rights, be given to managers and senior executives of the group. The program shall include a maximum of 20 persons. Each warrant will entitle the holder to subscribe for one (1) share in the company at an issue price of 300 per cent of the volume-weighted average quoted closing price during the period from and including May 21, 2015 to June 3, 2015 for shares in G5 on Nasdaq Stockholm. Upon full exercise of the warrants, up to 176,000 shares (subject to any recalculation), equivalent to about two percent of the total number of outstanding shares and voting rights, will be issued. If fully subscribed, the company's share capital will increase by SEK 17 600, resulting in a dilution of two percent. Board members are not entitled to subscribe for warrants with the exception of the company's CEO. All decisions were unanimous.

AkzoNobel is part of a profitable value chain at the chemical park

Saxony-Anhalt's Prime Minister Dr. Reiner Haseloff is in the Netherlands for political and economic discussions from 19 May to 22 May 2015. For the presentation of the German tourist destination Saxony-Anhalt as well as for attracting and support of foreign investors the Investment and Marketing Corporation Saxony-Anhalt ( accompanied the journey. One of the stations is the headquarters of the Dutch company Akzo Nobel, which has successfully invested in Saxony-Anhalt. The Chemical Park Bitterfeld-Wolfen offers ideal conditions for its business. “Chlorine should be produced where it is used”, says Stefan Kauerauf, plant manager of the Dutch AkzoNobel Group at the chemical park known as Chemical Park ( of Bitterfeld-Wolfen in the south of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt. The company with 70 employees operates a chlor-alkali electrolysis plant based on the membrane process as well as plants for production of hydrogen chloride, hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochlorite. The plant is not only located in the middle of important consumers of chlorine, sodium hydroxide and hydrogen, but it also recovers starting materials for its own production from them. The more than 18-kilometre long pipeline bridge network in the industrial area creates a chemical network that mostly frees associated companies from complex logistical activities and increases their efficiency. “For us, the chemical park with its excellent infrastructure is something like the package tour with all-round carefree package in the tourism industry”, says Kauerauf. This expertise is a tradition: Saxony-Anhalt is the birthplace of the chemical park concept and is today among the most important chemical centres in Europe with a total of five chemical industrial parks. The Dutch investor AkzoNobel was attracted to the Bitterfeld-Wolfen site by what already attracted pioneers of chlorine chemistry as they put the first industrial chlorine electrolysis plant into operation in 1894: there were a lot of free areas, manpower as well as the raw material salt and the energy source brown coal. When the Dutch company initially took over Bitterfelder Chlor-Alkali GmbH as ECI Elektro-Chemie GmbH Ibbenbüren in a joint venture with Preussag AG in 1997, there were already many redeveloped areas in the chemical park, including a developed network of roads, rails and pipelines, qualified specialists, a pipeline which transported sodium chloride from the city of Bernburg to the chemical park, and a branched pipeline totalling about 150 kilometres in length through which Linde AG sent hydrogen to industrial customers in the region. In the course of profiling the Preussag conglomerate into the TUI tourism group, in 2002 the Dutch group took over its share in the joint venture and reconfigured the company as AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals GmbH. “We are part of a value-added chain which serves attractive market segments with innovative products”, emphasises Stefan Kauerauf. For example, AkzoNobel supplies Evonik Industries with hydrogen chloride in the chemical network. Evonik requires the basic material for the production of silicon tetrachloride, which is in turn supplied to Heraeus by means of a pipeline. The German technology group’s Bitterfeld plant uses this to produce high-purity fused silica for optical fibres. In turn, by-products are returned to AkzoNobel in a completely self-contained cycle of chlorine materials. Follow with a click, ( how Akzo nobel grew that successfull and how it sees the future of energy.

NAVTOR AS and Nautic AB join forces to launch new business offering complete navigation solution

21 May 2015, Egersund, Norway and Gothenburg, Sweden: E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has joined forces with Nautic AB, the leading provider of navigational equipment, charts and publications to the Swedish market, to launch NAVTOR NAUTIC AB. This jointly owned operation, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, will now leverage the expertise of the two businesses to offer a fully comprehensive navigational data package to the international shipping industry. Both NAVTOR and Nautic are established market leaders in their own right. Nautic is the dominant force in the Swedish market for maritime chart and publication supply, while NAVTOR, which only formed in 2011, has quickly risen to become a leading name in e-navigation, with over 50% of the Norwegian fleet subscribing to its simple to use, update and manage ENC service. This, NAVTOR Managing Director and CEO Tor A. Svanes says, created an obvious synergy and the potential for real customer benefits. He comments: “NAVTOR is focused on providing navigators with user-friendly digital solutions that reduce their administrative burden and enhance safety, while increasing efficiency for ship managers, owners and operators worldwide. “However, paper charts are still a vital piece of the navigational jigsaw and, to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for our customers, delivering all the data they require, we saw a strategic need to team up with a leading supplier. Nautic, with its 100-year track record of success in this segment, was the perfect partner. Our new joint business, NAVTOR NAUTIC AB, will put us in a position to serve the maritime industry in the most comprehensive, efficient and quality-focused way. It’s exactly what our customers want.” Nautic AB, which began trading in 1915, is a family owned business, currently run by the founder’s grandson Lars-Olof Traung. However, his son Johan Traung is stepping into the new position of Managing Director of Nautic Holding AB, which will co-own NAVTOR NAUTIC AB. Commenting on the motivation behind the development, Johan Traung explains: “With the transition from paper to digital, conventional paper chart suppliers face obvious challenges, but the demand is still there. “In addition, the globalisation of shipping and economic activity creates pressure for local suppliers, but also opportunities for international expansion. We believe that, by joining with NAVTOR, we can play a role in offering the professional industry a ‘total’ concept and open up new markets for future business development. “Our extensive track record within the industry, combined with NAVTOR’s innovative digital solutions, creates the ideal foundation to build NAVTOR NAUTIC AB, a new breed of navigational data supplier.” The newly formed business will be based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and managed by Henrik Bergius, formerly the Sales Manager for charts and publications at Nautic AB, where he has been a member of staff for the past 14 years. NAVTOR will continue to operate separately from the new entity, marketing its industry leading e-navigation solutions, including its Pay As You Sail (PAYS) ENC service, and the recently launched NavStation, the world’s first digital chart table. About NAVTOR NAVTOR is a market leader in the provision of innovative e-navigation solutions, services and technology for the maritime sector. All of NAVTOR’s products and services are developed in line with the company philosophy of simplifying tasks, increasing efficiency and improving operations. Through the application of cutting edge digital technology, NAVTOR’s team makes life easier for navigators, and safer, clearer and more efficient for shipowners and operators. NAVTOR AS was established in 2011 and is headquartered in Egersund, Norway, with subsidiaries in St. Petersburg, Tokyo and Singapore, and NAVTOR NAUTIC AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. About Nautic Nautic was founded in 1915 by Captain Olof Traung. Over the past 100 years the company has built a reputation as a leading supplier of navigational equipment and nautical charts and publications to support the maritime industry. Today the business, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, supplies a broad range of products to international shipping companies, vessels and marine agents. As an International Admiralty Chart Agent, Nautic carries an extensive array of Maritime products. Alongside worldwide charts and marine publications, it also supplies publications from IMO, ITU, and other United Nations organisations. To help vessels and ship managers comply with §11 of the ISM Code, Nautic offers a subscription service to ensure that charts and publications are always kept up to date. Media Contact: Willy ZeilerCommunications ManagerMobile: +47 906 67 NAVTOR ASStrandgaten 184370 EGERSUND, NORWAYPhone: +47 51 49 22

Truck deliveries in April 2015

Volvo GroupIn April 2015, truck deliveries rose by 24% in Europe and by 18% in North America. Deliveries in South America were down by 42% while deliveries rose by 9% in Asia. In total the Volvo Group’s wholly-owned operations delivered 17,715 trucks, which was 8% more than in April 2014.Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, UD Trucks, Renault Trucks, Mack, Dongfeng and Eicher), please see pdf. May 21, 2015 Journalists who would like further information, please contact Volvo Group Media Relations:Kina Wileke, +46 765 537229Investor Relations:Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191John Hartwell, AB Volvo +1 201 252 8844 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 283 billion (EUR 31 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 a.m May 21, 2015.

Atlas Copco’s climate goals noted at UN conference

This week the UN is hosting its Business and Climate Summit in Paris, France, a unique forum for business and government leaders to demonstrate innovative and ambitious strategies for climate change. This summit plays an important role ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2015 because it will identify solutions with potential for global impact and forward-looking strategies needed for effective change. Atlas Copco’s goals to impact emissions through innovative energy-efficient products as well as by decreasing the footprint of its operations are now being recognized by the UN. “A small carbon footprint is the sign of big innovation, and the biggest impact we can make is by creating energy-efficient products,” said Mala Chakraborti, Atlas Copco’s Vice President Corporate Responsibility. “We are honored that the UN is highlighting our environmental targets which drive our business, create operational excellence and reduce the impact on the environment.” Atlas Copco’s innovative, energy-saving products include its variable-speed compressors, a technology that the Group pioneered in 1994 that enables compressors to run only at the speed necessary, cutting energy consumption.  In 2013, Atlas Copco launched the patented VSD+ technology, which cuts energy use by more than half compared with traditional compressors. Another example is within the Group’s road construction equipment, where the new rollers cut fuel consumption and CO2emissions by ensuring that only the amount of power necessary at any given point is used.  Earlier this year, Atlas Copco was recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in the annual Global 100 list. The list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies that prove they are increasing productivity while using less resources. Atlas Copco is ranked 23rdoverall, up from 46thlast year, and is number one in the machinery industry.  The list of companies and other non-state actors highlighted by the UN will be available at 17:00 CET today at 

Proact to build SaaS platform for Adapcare

The Pluriform Care application from Adapcare has been deployed in medium-sized and large care organisations from 2004 onwards. It is used across the company by, among others, home care, housing, day care, integrated care and healthcare equipment. A complete Electronic Client Dossier (ECD) has been included in Pluriform Care, whereby, among other things, the need for availability and scalability is defined as key business requirements. Tom Vos, IT Manager at Adapcare: "We opted for Proact because of their track record in the field of data centre solutions and cloud services. Proact has also distinguished itself by its excellent advice throughout the preliminary phase. This gives us great confidence in the cooperation, and has further enhanced the service provision to the healthcare institutions that use our hosted software as a Pluriform Care service application." The new environment consists of a dual data centre design in order to achieve a high availability, in combination with EMC VNX flash technology for the required scalability. Furthermore, Adapcare have 24x7 access to local Dutch support services and cloud services from Proact. Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands: "Applications have become an essential part of supporting the business processes of an organisation. At Proact, It makes us very happy that we will provide part of the infrastructure for an organisation like Adapcare, who are using an application like Pluriform. With its choice of Proact, Adapcare has ensured access to best-in-class expertise, innovative data centre solutions and a wide portfolio of cloud services. In addition, the fact that they can also rely on a certified help desk with local support engineers is often a reassuring thought for organisations in the public sector."

SKF secures agreement with Indonesian state-owned railway company

Gothenburg, 21 May 2015: SKF has signed a three-year agreement with PT. Kereta Api Indonesia (Indonesian Railways), Indonesia’s state-owned railway operator, for the supply of tapered roller bearing units. The units will be produced in SKF’s factory in Nankou, China, with deliveries expected to start during the third quarter of 2015. SKF will also supply Indonesian Railways with aftermarket sealing solutions and dismounting tools. Anders Fogelberg, Managing Director, Indonesia, says, “This is a prestigious and significant contract for us to secure in a country with major on-going investments in railway infrastructure. SKF’s tapered roller bearing units and sealing solutions contribute to more reliable train operation, increased passenger comfort and, ultimately, reduced environmental impact, through reduced friction. Producing the units in China provides us with a competitive edge that meets the high standards and technical requirements of the railway industry.” Aktiebolaget SKF(publ) For further information, please contact:Media Hotline: +46 31 337 2400Press Relations: Theo Kjellberg, +46 31-337 6576; +46 725-776 576; theo.kjellberg@skf.comInvestor Relations: Marita Björk, +46 31-337 1994; +46 705-181 994; ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2014 were SEK 70 975 million and the number of employees was 48 593. ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

Johan Nordenberg to succeed Gabriel Andersson as Envirotainer COO

Johan Nordenberg, currently Head of Cold Chain Services, has appointed as the company’s new COO, effective August 1st 2015. He will succeed Gabriel Andersson, who has accepted the position as CEO and shareholder of Extend AB, a leading provider of cloud based IT services for the supply chain industry. Simon Angeldorff, CEO of Envirotainer, said: “Gabriel has been an important part and major contributor in leading Envirotainer to eight years of excellent growth, leveraging on his extensive industry- and IT knowledge. We regret that Gabriel is leaving Envirotainer but supports his decision to take the next step in his career. Given the growth path that Envirotainer is currently tracking we will continue a dialogue with Gabriel in his new role in order to benefit from his services as a senior resource within the industry, in order to help us to ensure continuity and the company's future development.” “I look forward to support the company in my new role. In the last eight years, the strong development of our e-service offerings and digitalization of the business has shown that Envirotainer continues to be the leader of supply chain solutions for the pharma industry. With telemetry and a completely new portal strategy soon to be delivered, Envirotainer has a stronger position than ever to provide tangible value for both the company and our customers and partners. Joining Extend AB as new CEO and further continue develop their GDP, cloudbased and state-of-the-art supply chain process management platform is an opportunity with both the perfect timing and right level of challenge after eight years of acquired experience from Envirotainer” said Gabriel Andersson. Mr. Angeldorff added: “Johan Nordenberg has a long and successful background in the Supply Chain and Medical Technology industries, including executive positions. We are looking forward to the strategic insight and management experience he will bring to the organization in his new role. I am certain that Operations, IT and Cold Chain Services, under his leadership, will continue to bring forth industry-leading and value added products and services for our customers and partners.” Johan Nordenberg said: “I am proud to lead the Operations division within a company at the forefront of innovation and being the global industry leader in active temperature controlled containers for air freight. Given Envirotainers strong position my focus will be to continue driving operational excellence in the logistic chains and enable enhanced value added services through our Cold Chain Services combined with in depth industry knowledge. We will also continue to invest in superior IT solutions. From my perspective we have a unique opportunity to make the company even more successful in the years to come.”

Fredrik Burvall appointed as new CEO of Cherry AB (plc)

Fredrik Burvall has been employed by the company since 2006 as Vice President and CFO and since December 2014 he has been the acting CEO and President of the group. ”Fredrik Burvall has showed a strong drive and passion for the company during his years as CFO and Vice President. Furthermore, he has a vast knowledge of the gaming industry. Cherry made some management changes in December 2014 and the combination of strengthening our Malta organization and Fredrik’s experience will result in a group management that will help Cherry to reach profitability with continued strong growth”, says Rolf Åkerlind, Chairman of the Board. Prior to Cherry, Burvall held various senior positions at Ericsson and Modern Times Group. He is 42 years old, holds a degree in Business and Economics and has an MBA from Stockholm University. In December 2014, Cherry made a management change within the company in order to strengthen its Malta-based online business. The company’s main owner Morten Klein began to work in close cooperation with the management in Malta, focusing on business development and partnerships. TranslationThis is a translation of the Swedish original. For further information, please contact: Rolf Åkerlind, Chairman of the Board, Cherry AB (plc), Telephone +46 70 - 883 61 90, or Fredrik Burvall, CEO Cherry AB (plc), Telephone +46 8-514 969 52, +46 709 279 632, Cherry in brief Cherry is a Swedish gaming company established in 1963 specialized in online casinos and lotteries; (,,,,, and, affiliate business ( and etc.) and games development (, through subsidiaries in Malta. Cherry is the market leader in casinos in restaurants and nightclubs in Sweden.Cherry employs around 750 people and has more than 2,600 shareholders. The Company's B-shares are listed on AktieTorget.


Oslo, Norway, 21 May 2015: Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO), a company focusing on the development and commercialization of novel targeted therapeutics in haematology and oncology, announces the formation of a new Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB includes experts in haematology-oncology and cancer drug development from leading academic/research institutions in the US and Europe. Nordic Nanovector CEO, Luigi Costa said: “I am delighted that Nordic Nanovector has attracted such a high quality Scientific Advisory Board. I am confident that its advice and guidance will prove invaluable as the Company advances its development of Betalutin™ as a novel treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and of its pipeline in the coming years.“ The SAB will be chaired by: • Prof. Timothy Illidge (UK): Professor of Targeted Therapy and Oncology and Honorary Consultant in Oncology, University of Manchester and Christie NHS Trust.• Prof. Pierluigi Zinzani (Italy): Associate Professor of Hematology at the Institute of Hematology “L. e A. Seràgnoli,” University of Bologna. In addition, the SAB includes:• Dr Arne Kolstad (Norway): Senior Consultant in Medical Oncology and Radiotherapy at Oslo University Hospital Radiumhospitalet.• Prof. Dolores Caballero (Spain): Head of Clinic and Transplant Unit at the University Hospital, Salamanca.• Prof. Stephen Schuster (USA):  Robert and Margarita Louis-Dreyfus Associate Professor of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Lymphoma, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.• Prof. Armando Lopez-Guillermo (Spain): Senior Consultant at the Department of Hematology in Hospital Clinic, Barcelona.• Prof. Francesco D’Amore (Denmark): Clinical Professor in Malignant Lymphoproliferative Diseases at the Department of Hematology, Aarhus University Hospital.• Prof. Mark Kaminski (USA): Professor of Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan.• Prof. Wojciech Jurczak (Poland): Professor of Hematology at Jagiellonian University, Cracow.• Prof. Lorenz Trumper (Germany): Head of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, University Medical Center Göttingen.• Prof. Morschhauser (France). Professor of Hematology and Head of the Lymphoma Unit in the Department of Hematology at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille, in Lille. For further information, please contact:Luigi Costa, CEO, or Tone Kvåle, CFOTel: +47 22 18 33 Media Enquiries:Mark Swallow/David Dible (Citigate Dewe Rogerson)Tel: +44 207 282 About Nordic NanovectorNordic Nanovector is a biotech company focusing on the development and commercialisation of novel targeted therapeutics in haematology and oncology. The Company’s lead clinical-stage product opportunity is Betalutin™, the first in a new class of Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugates (ARC’s), designed to improve upon and complement current options for the treatment of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need and orphan drug opportunities, representing a growing market worth over $12 billion by 2018. Betalutin™ comprises a tumour-seeking anti-CD37 antibody conjugated to a low intensity radionuclide (lutetium- 177). It has shown promising efficacy and a favourable safety profile in a Phase 1 study, in a difficult-to-treat NHL patient population. The Company is aiming at rapidly developing Betalutin™ for the treatment of major types of NHL with first approval anticipated by the end of 2018. Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialisation of Betalutin™ in core markets, while exploring potential distribution agreements in selected geographies. The Company is committed to developing its ARC pipeline to treat multiple selected cancer indications. Further information about the Company can be found at Forward-looking statementsThis announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements and forecasts based on uncertainty, since they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future and which, by their nature, will have an impact on Nordic Nanovector’s business, financial condition and results of operations. The terms “anticipates”, “assumes”, “believes”, “can”, “could”, “estimates”, “expects”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “may”, “might”, “plans”, “should”, “projects”, “will”, “would” or, in each case, their negative, or other variations or comparable terminology are used to identify forward-looking statement. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied in a forward-looking statement or affect the extent to which a particular projection is realised. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to, implementation of Nordic Nanovector’s strategy and its ability to further grow, risks associated with the development and/or approval of Nordic Nanovector’s products candidates, ongoing clinical trials and expected trial results, the ability to commercialise BetalutinTM, technology changes and new products in Nordic Nanovector’s potential market and industry, the ability to develop new products and enhance existing products, the impact of competition, changes in general economy and industry conditions and legislative, regulatory and political factors.No assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Nordic Nanovector disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Once upon a time, parents read from a storybook or made up a tale when tucking children in bed. Wishes for sweet dreams and a kiss on the forehead was all that was necessary for slumber. Nowadays, brain research shows those moments before bed are a wonderful time to learn the key sounds for Italian, Spanish, French or English! Kadho, the educational tech company that wants to make every early moment matter, introduces its first eBook, Mochu Says Goodnight. Now ready for free download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (, Android ( and Kindle ( devices, this sweet story of Mochu the Penguin hides some very important components – the key sounds for emerging foreign and native languages. You say cat and another mother on the other side of the globe says chat or gato. Because newborns through preschoolers have the ability to hear and pick up sounds, their brains keep these early language lessons and use them later in life – like 6th grade Spanish class! The illustrations and sounds of the eBook take tots on a short journey as caregivers can read, play and sing along with baby. With Kadho’s amazing brain-nourishing music, hidden sounds and adorable characters, the eBook compliments the game App Mochu Pop launched by Kadho earlier this month. Together or alone, these science-influenced stories and games introduce the basic phonology for English and other foreign tongues. Kadho explains on its website,, by age 3, about 85 percent of the wiring in children's brains has already been formed. Telling the same story night after night comes with a prize – an abundance of brain connectors for future language learning.


“We have been working with the band’s frontman, Dregen, for many years, and we’re proud to be part of the team now that he and Backyard Babies are ready to make their comeback. We help our customers to create communication solutions that strengthen their business and support their operations – and that’s exactly what we have done in this instance, too. Great music and high-energy stage shows are simply no longer enough to rise above the background noise,” says HiQ’s Peter Lindecrantz. Backyard Babies decided to take time out in 2010, but they will soon be back with a new, long-awaited single due to be released on 27 May. The band has been very active in promoting its comeback on social media and it now has a single shared platform for all its communication. “The new site is fast, easy to work with and it looks good, too. It’s a solution that also works well from a user’s point of view, with ticket sales and news flows all on the same site. HiQ is always an easy company to work with, and once again the team there have really delivered the goods. Together with a wickedly strong new single, the scene is set for a fantastic comeback,” Dregen says. The partnership has been initiated as part of a systematic process of innovation to ensure the band conquers new territory through its digital presence. The new communication platform is the first step in this process. “These guys are more than just a gang of fantastic musicians. They’re also smart, driven entrepreneurs. It’s great fun to be looking on from the wings as they make their comeback, knowing that we’ve created something that genuinely simplifies and improves things both for the band and their fans. Strong, clear communication is essential for success in any business today,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. Check out the new website at (  Backyard Babies was formed in Nässjö, Sweden, in 1989. The band’s members are Dregen (vocals, guitar), Johan Blomquist (bass guitar), Peder Carlsson (drums) and Nicke Borg (vocals, guitar). Their most recent album was released in 2009 before the band made the decision to take time out in 2010. For more information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. Tel. +46 8 588 90 000 Peter Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ. Tel. +46 704 200 103 Per Kviman, Versity Music, Manager for Backyard Babies. Tel. +46 73-389 36 64

Bulletin from annual general meeting of Catella AB (publ)

· To adopt the income statement and balance sheet for the parent company and the consolidated income statement and consolidated balance sheet for 2014. · Retained profits and net profit for the year shall be carried forward. · To pay a dividend of SEK 0.20 (0) per share for the financial year 2014. The record date for the dividend is May 25, 2015. It is estimated that payment will be made through Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, May 28, 2015. · The number of board members shall be five (5) and no deputy board members are to be elected, and that one auditor is elected. · Fees to board members remain unchanged on the previous year, totalling SEK 1,700,000, of which the chairman of the board shall receive SEK 500,000 and other board members SEK 300,000 each. The audit fee shall be payable in accordance with the approved invoice. · Re-election of all existing board members, Johan Claesson, Johan Damne, Joachim Gahm, Anna Ramel and Jan Roxendal. Johan Claesson was elected chairman of the board. · PricewaterhouseCoopers AB was re-elected as the company’s auditor for a new term from the end of the AGM 2015 to the end of the AGM 2016, with Patrik Adolfson as auditor-in-charge. · To adopt the nomination committee’s proposals regarding principles for the nomination committee for the AGM 2016. · To approve a resolution proposed by the board regarding guidelines for remuneration to senior executives.


21 May 2015 - The Building & Engineering Services Association ( (B&ES) is playing a role in the work of a national forum which has been established to improve renewableheat skills and training. In addition to relevant installer trade associations, membership of the Renewable Energy Skills Forum (RESF) comprises representation from Government, awarding bodies, qualifications regulators and colleges and training providers, and is being co-ordinated by SummitSkills, the standards-setting organisation for building engineering services. At its inaugural meeting, the RESF mapped out its key activities over the next 12 months, which are focused on supporting the skills infrastructure required by the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. With the overarching aim of establishing minimum standards and quality assurance for domestic renewable heat training, its priorities include setting up a UK register of approved qualifications and training providers, and encouraging standardisation of training materials and courses. The RESF will also monitor training delivery, and address any potential negative impact of changes to the Qualifications and Credit Framework. According to Nigel Hollett, general manager of SummitSkills and RESF chair, the fact that over 20 organisations were represented at the first meeting demonstrated the high level of commitment that exists for the enhancement of renewable heat training. Support for the RESF is being provided by Kevin Dowd, SummitSkills’ programme manager, and B&ES is represented on the forum by Lindsay Gillespie, the Association’s standards development and policy co-ordinator – skills. ends

Stralis Hi-Way demonstrator convinces West Yorkshire haulier to replace a third of its fleet

Bradford-based haulier Brian R. Patefield Ltd has renewed a third of its fleet after taking delivery of nine Euro VI Stralis Hi-Way 6x2 (AS440S46TXP) tractor units. The Stralis tractors are the first new vehicles taken on by the company, which has traditionally only purchased second-hand trucks. Delivered by dealer Northern Commercials, the new vehicles will replace older Renault and Iveco tractor units. The business, which has been established for more than 40 years, maintains a fleet of 24 vehicles. Key to taking delivery of new trucks was a competitive trial which saw a Euro VI Stralis demonstrator impress alongside competitor vehicles in its class, receiving extremely positive feedback from the company’s drivers. John Patefield, Transport Manager for Brian R. Patefield Ltd, says: “We were keen to see what a new Iveco could offer us; we encouraged our drivers to give us detailed feedback on the demonstration vehicle. They were incredibly enthusiastic about the Stralis Hi-Way; it delivered across the board.” The drivers praised it for the overall comfort and amount of space available inside the long-distance Hi-Way cab. Iveco has ensured that the cab of its flagship vehicle is centred around the driver, with class-leading ergonomics, comfort and safety; providing an environment which maximises productivity on every job. However, as with the majority of businesses, the final decision was taken on the basis of how the Stralis could reduce total cost of ownership compared with the older vehicles the customer was operating, and the best of the rest from the other demonstrator models trialled. Key to the Stralis efficiency is Iveco’s HI-SCR system, which has been used to meet the latest emissions standard without the need for exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). This helps to deliver weight reduction and optimised fuel performance, whilst the simplicity of the SCR-only approach means long service intervals for the diesel particulate filter (DPF) of up to 600,000km. Patefield continues: “Northern Commercials offered us an excellent package inclusive of servicing, which was far more competitive than what was offered by other dealers. It was enough to convince us to purchase new, instead of used, trucks – and to replace a third of our fleet with Ivecos in one swoop.” Patefield concludes: “As the economy improves we will need our vehicles to stay on the road for longer as demand increases. An unreliable vehicle can have huge costs for a business, but we are confident that the Stralis will provide the performance that we need.” The Stralis tractors will form part of the Brian R. Patefield Ltd general fleet, undertaking distribution work throughout Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. They are expected to be in service for five years and will travel up to 129,000 kilometres a year. Each of the Stralis tractor units are powered by a Euro VI Cursor 11 engine which can produce up to 460 hp between 1,500 and 1,900 rev/min and 2,150 Nm of torque between 925 and 1,500 rev/min. They also feature a new Super Engine Brake which uses an exhaust throttle to improve the performance of an engine by up to 30 per cent compared to the previous generation of Iveco engines. ends Iveco Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions. The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 16 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, with the brand Iveco Astra, builds mining and construction vehicles, rigid and articulated dump trucks and speciality vehicles. Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work. To download supporting imagery: further information about Iveco: further information about the Iveco dealer network: further information about CNH Industrial: For more information contact: Nigel Emms, Press and Public Relations DirectorIveco Ltd Tel. +44 (0)1923 259513 ref: IVECO 15023                                                                                                                                               2531/15

Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting

· The Annual General Meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet for 2014. · It was decided that no dividend for the financial year 2014 will be paid and that the company's loss (for the year) will be carried forward. · The Board of Directors and CEOs were discharged from liability for the financial year 2014. · The Annual General Meeting decided that an annual remuneration of SEK 150 000 will be paid to each of the regular board members and an amount of SEK 300 000 be paid to the chairman of the Board. Furthermore it was decided that no remuneration will be paid for work on committees of the Board. Provided that it is cost-neutral for the company, remuneration may be invoiced through a wholly-owned company of a director. · The Board members Christian Kinch (chairman) and Mia Arnhult were re-elected and Stanley Brodén and Peter Hentschel were elected as new Board members. Christian Kinch was re-elected as the chairman of the Board. · The Annual General Meeting decided to re-elect Deloitte AB, as auditor. Remuneration to the auditors shall be paid according to approved invoice.  · The Annual General Meeting resolved to amend the articles of association, making it possible to hold shareholder meetings, in addition to in Stockholm where the Board has its registered seat – in Huddinge or Botkyrka, in the vicinity of Bactiguard’s new headquarters. · The Annual General Meeting adopted the Nomination Committee’s proposal for Instructions for the Nomination Committee.    · The proposed guidelines for compensation and other employment terms for senior management were adopted. This is information that Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) is required to publish in compliance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 21 May 2015, at 16.30.

Porn Addiction Kit Launches Online, In A World Where 28,258 Internet Users View Pornography Every Second

A brand new Porn Addiction Recovery and Mediation Kit has launched online, courtesy of addiction recovery specialist, Billi Caine. The Kit, which is made specifically for pornography addicts and their partners, aims to empower couples to overcome this debilitating addiction, helping them to transform their relationships from torturous to cherished, and achieve a healthy, happy sex life outside of porn. The Kit can also be used by single people, helping them leave behind the very real agony that comes with lust-generated porn addiction. Statistics from the Internet Filter Review have found that 10% of adults admit to some form of sexually compulsive behaviour online – although in the experience of Billi Caine, the actual figure could be much higher. Every second, $3075.64 is being spent on pornography, 372 internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines and every 39 minutes, in the US alone, a pornographic film is being made. The brand new guide from Billi Caine aims to help those dealing with pornography addiction to overcome their problem. With sections on emotional and physical triggers, in-depth insights on ending the addiction cycle, and extensive tips and tools on enjoying an authentic and satisfying sex life without pornography, the recovery pack is a must for couples or individuals who feel their lives are spiralling out of control due to the addiction. Billi Caine, producer of the guide says, “Addiction to pornography can and does ruin lives and families – and it’s something which should never be underestimated. Many people that suffer from this addiction feel pain, confusion, shame, guilt and fear as a result, and it’s no coincidence that many people that are addicted to online pornography are also diagnosed with severe depression. Partners can also suffer greatly as a result of pornography addiction – which is why my guide contains two separate sections which are tailored to the needs of addicts and their partners.” She adds, “The Kit offers a multitude of tips, tools and techniques which have been used by the worldwide addiction recovery movement for decades. My main aim is to empower individuals and couples to overcome this stigmatised and minimized addiction by helping them to escape from the traumatizing fog that porn addiction can and does bring down upon families.” The full digitally downloadable Recovery Kit is available for just $97, and is the result of two years deep research into the addiction and the porn industry, and twenty-five years of experience within the world of addiction recovery. Ms Caine provides case studies and testimonials from addicts and their partners, as well as helping readers to understand the root cause of their problem. Packed with unique information that won’t be found anywhere else, the Kit will hand pornography prisoners the key to a more peaceful and enjoyable life, free from guilt, shame and depression.  For more information about Billi Caine, or to download the addiction recovery pack today, visit the website:

SITS15: SDI & Cherwell Software unveil new research on service delivery

With just under two weeks until doors open, SITS – The IT Service Management Show has today revealed exclusive survey insights from its official new white paper – ‘Re-think your service delivery: Leap out of the Service Desk fish bowl’, in conjunction with Service Desk Institute and Cherwell Software.  The white paper is being launched at the first of the event’s annual executive Breakfast Briefings on Wednesday 3 June at the new venue of Olympia, London. The annual business forum for sharing ideas and innovations within the ITSM and service desk communities, SITS’s much-anticipated Breakfast Briefings, which kick off at 8.30am on both days of the show, provide IT directors and top-level service desk professionals with an unrivalled opportunity to discover the latest research and ideas that they need to meet the unique challenges of their rapidly evolving industry. Accompanied by complimentary refreshments, the Breakfast Briefings provide a motivating start to each show day, and are designed to leave attendees with plenty of food for thought.  ‘Re-think your service delivery: breaking the cycle’, is hosted by an expert panel, including Jarod Greene and Tony Probert from Cherwell Software, Charles Araujo, and the SDI’s Karen Taylor. Showcasing the latest research from SITS15’s service delivery survey, the session will reveal the habitual thinking stopping IT service teams delivering innovative solutions to common service delivery challenges.  It will also explore how IT can remove itself from the ‘fish bowl’ of every day IT support by asking the right questions to develop new ideas, perspectives and plans for delivering essential services. According to the latest research, revealed in full at this year’s show, 71% of service desks rate improving their overall service delivery as a high priority.  Currently, however, only 56% have active improvement plans in place, and just 54% are regularly engaging with their customers. Responding to increased pressure to demonstrate the value they deliver to business, the survey results also showed that 82% of service desks are actively working towards improving the perception of IT – cited as the one of the top three challenges for today’s service desk.  However, that still leaves 18% doing little or nothing to change the status quo. “In today’s competitive economy every Service Desk should seek to make itself more effective and productive and SITS’ popular breakfast briefings provide plenty of insights to help keep pace with ever evolving IT demands,” says Toby Moore, event manager of SITS – The IT Service Management Show. Complimentary copies of this year’s white paper will also be available from Cherwell Software (stand 716) and the Service Desk Institute (stand 200) after the briefing. Enterprise service management: Taking the IT out of ITSM For day two of the show, Thursday’s Breakfast Briefing (8.30am on 4 June) shifts the spotlight to Enterprise service management.  Chaired by Brian Hendry from sponsor Axios Systems, the expert panel includes ITSM industry commentator Stephen Mann, freelance ITSM specialist Rebecca Beach, and Graham Mitchell, the Scottish Government's head of IT support services.  The briefing aims to demystify the concepts around ESM (the application of service management models, tools and practices to non-IT service domains, such as finance, HR and facilities) and offer key insights into how to create a framework from which to start a transformative initiative – ‘Taking the IT out of ITSM’ for the good of the business. Due to their expected popularity, event organiser Diversified Communications UK is urging prospective visitors wishing to attend any of these briefings to register and pre-book their place at (pre-booking for briefings is free of charge and allocated on a first-come basis.) Hot topics for 2015 Visitors arriving at Olympia for show open (9.30am) will also benefit from first pick of this year’s SITS – The IT Service Management Show’s Hot Topic Roundtable Discussions (sponsored by TOPdesk).  A central hub for sharing experiences and expertise between industry peers, the Hot Topic Zone features expert facilitators leading topical discussions on a host of subjects from DevOps to self-service, from ITIL to cloud migration. With a choice of twelve small group sessions, across three Hot Topic Zones each day, visitors can sign up to the session(s) of their choice (space permitting) and fine-tune their show agenda to suit their individual responsibilities and needs. To view the full education programme, which also includes six Keynotes and 36 seminars (in three dedicated theatres), please visit  Tickets are available to pre-book (£6 per session), or collect at the show free of charge (a limited number will be available from 9.30am on the day, on a first come basis from the Seminar Registration Desk). In other show news, the latest SITS15 web app is now available to download direct from  It includes everything visitors need to start planning their time at the show in advance; including ‘meet up’ networking, travel information, exhibitor details, floor plan, and conference listings. SITS15 attendees also benefit from free access to Infosecurity Europe 2015, co-located at Olympia. For further information, to register for a free visitor pass and pre-book conference sessions, please visit and quote priority code 105SITS (alternatively, use the direct link:

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library selected for Google Fiber’s new Digital Inclusion Fellowship

Charlotte, NC — Today, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library announced that it has been selected as a participant for Google Fiber’s first-ever Digital Inclusion Fellowship. As one of two organizations in Charlotte chosen to participate in the fellowship – the Urban League of Central Carolinas is the other – the Library has demonstrated that it has the expertise, skill and commitment to take on the challenge of narrowing the digital divide in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. The web can open doors for people by providing access to jobs, education, social services and more. Yet, more than 60 million people across the United States aren’t connected to the Internet. Locally, 19% of Mecklenburg County residents don’t have Internet access at home. To bring these people online, it’s important to demonstrate the value of the Internet and teach people the skills they need to use it effectively. Through the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, the Library will collaborate with Google Fiber and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) to create programs that will bring the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community a step closer to bridging the digital divide. The fellow will embed within the Library for one year, building a new digital literacy and awareness program from the ground up.  The Library is uniquely situated to help address the digital divide. The fellow will develop and deploy a training curriculum, in a ”'train-the-trainer” model, to address the skills requirements of the community and encourage greater adoption of home access to high-speed Internet. The training will use several facets of Library resources, including technology programming and the staff who provide it, online training resources such as Universal Class and and meeting rooms and computer labs. "This Digital Inclusion Fellowship will benefit the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community by giving people access to the resources and skills they need to better their lives, through the combined efforts of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, our fellow, Google Fiber and the Nonprofit Technology Network over the next year,” says Frank Blair, the Library’s Director of Technology & Operations. “We’re looking for emerging local leaders who are passionate about helping people in their community,” said Andrew Bentley, Google Fiber’s Digital Inclusion Program Manager. “Through the Digital Inclusion Fellowship, these leaders will have the chance to work with organizations that are committed to getting more people online. We’re excited about the projects that Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and their fellows will lead, and the impact they’ll have on closing the digital divide in Charlotte.” Anyone interested in becoming a fellow should apply by June 10, 2015 through the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) at (  

Community Health Center Inc., Featured as a Best Practice in Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Whitepaper on “Interprofessional Collaboration”

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) was recently featured in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report highlighting how the country’s top health systems utilize interprofessional collaboration (IPC) to achieve better health outcomes for their patients. The report, Lessons from the Field: Promising Interprofessional Collaboration Practices (, explores the experiences and best practices of more than 20 hospitals, academic health centers, and community health centers, and delves into case studies from seven organizations that are leading the way in adopting a culture that embraces interprofessional collaboration. CHC is pleased to be listed among these seven organizations, which also include Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah; Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The report details the experiences of health care organizations in advancing cooperation among physicians, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and other appropriate health professionals, from the planning stages through various phases of a patient’s treatment. The patient and the patient’s family are also considered part of the treatment team. CHC was noted in the report for a variety of approaches taken by the organization to establish a culture of interprofessional collaboration across all aspects of the practice, including effective team communication, and organization structure, starting with the commitment to establish a partnership among clinical and administrative leadership.   As quoted in the report, CHC’s Senior Vice President and Clinical Director Margaret Flinter explained, “Interdisciplinary has to be embedded from day one. It’s in our interview process. Candidates are asked about their experience and comfort level providing care this way. It’s embedded in our flow of work. You don’t stop your day to be interdisciplinary that’s how it becomes a part of the culture.”   Communication is a key driver of IPC, and in the report CHC was profiled for its utilization of shared electronic health records (EHR), which allows providers across all services (medical, dental and behavioral health) to see their patient’s entire chart, allowing for truly integrated care, and increasing awareness of what every clinician on the patient’s care team is providing. CHC was also noted for the successful virtual collaboration with Project ECHO, which links primary care providers with specialists via video conferencing, to manage patients with complex chronic conditions. The EHR plays an important role in this program, enabling the specialists to see all aspects of the patient’s medical record. The report explored how organizational structure can affect the way professionals work together. At CHC, primary care providers sit and work together in “pods” with their team members (medical assistants, nurses, behavioral health providers and specialists like podiatrists, dietitians, diabetes educators, and others). Each pod shares a patient panel and works together to provide comprehensive care for its patients. Benefits of sitting in a pod include being able to actively engage in conversations about the patients, resulting in a culture of interprofessional collaboration. CHC’s President and CEO Mark Masselli commented on the report saying, “We are honored to be included in this report and look forward to constantly improving our interprofessional collaboration as we continue to train the next generation of primary care providers to the highest level of care and our model of care.”

Annual General Meeting in Com Hem Holding AB (publ) on May 21, 2015

Election of members of the Board and auditorThe Meeting resolved to elect Andrew Barron, Nicholas Stathopoulos, Joachim Ogland, Monica Caneman, Eva Lindqvist and Anders Nilsson as members of the Board (re-election). Andrew Barron was elected as the chairman of the Board (re-election). The Meeting further resolved to elect KPMG AB as auditor for the period until the next Annual General Meeting (re-election). DividendThe Meeting resolved to distribute dividend of SEK one (1) per share for the financial year of 2014.Record date for the dividend was determined as of May 25, 2015. The dividend payment is expected to be distributed by Euroclear on May 28, 2015. Buy-backThe Meeting authorized the Board, until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, on one or more occasions, to resolve on acquisitions of shares in the company to such extent that the company's holding at any given time does not exceed a tenth of the total amount of shares in the company. Incentive programThe Meeting resolved to adopt a long-term share savings incentive program ("LTIP 2015"), and to enter into a share swap agreement with a third party, for the purpose of hedging the financial exposure of LTIP 2015. For queries, please contact: InvestorsPetra von Rohr, Director IR & Corporate Communications Tel: +46(0)734 39 06 MediaFredrik Hallstan, Head of PRTel: +46(0)761 15 38 Com Hem Holding AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (2007:528) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 18:15 CET on May 21, 2015. About Com HemCom Hem is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of high-speed broadband, television and fixed-telephony. Approximately 40% of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers broadband speeds up to 500 Mbps to 1.9 million households which is more than any other operator. Since 2013 Com Hem has a competitive B2B-offer of broadband and telephony services. Com Hem was founded in 1983, has approximately 1,100 employees and its head office is in Stockholm. Operations are run through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and iTUX Communication AB. Com Hem’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit:

Com Hem repurchases own shares

The Board of Com Hem Holding AB (”Com Hem” or the ”Company”) has today resolved to initiate share buyback programs for a total amount of up to SEK 1,500 million up until the next Annual General Meeting. The purpose of the program is distribution of funds to the shareholders and together with the ordinary dividend of SEK 1 per share, Com Hem has allocated SEK 1,700 million to be repaid to its shareholders. Com Hem’s share capital will be reduced by cancelling the shares that has been repurchased. The programs are being carried out in accordance with the European Commission’s ordinance (EC) No 2273/2003 of December 22, 2003 (the “EC ordinance”) and will be managed by a securities company or credit institution that makes its trading decisions regarding Com Hem’s shares independently of, and without influence by, Com Hem with regard to the timing of the repurchases. The first share buyback program the Board now has resolved upon will meet the following terms: 1. Repurchases of shares are to be made on Nasdaq Stockholm and in accordance with Nasdaq Stockholm’s Rule Book for Issuers and in accordance with the EC ordinance. 2. Share repurchases can be made during the period May 22, 2015 and July 10, 2015. 3. Repurchases of shares on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange are to be made at a per-share price within the registered interval for the going rate at any given time, which denotes the interval between the highest and lowest selling price. 4. Shares for a total maximum amount of MSEK 200 may be repurchased (including any possible block transactions carried out in accordance with what is stated below), of which shares for a maximum amount of MSEK 150 may be purchased for the period ending 30 June 2015, and for a maximum amount of MSEK 50 thereafter. 5. A maximum of 20,664,337 shares may be repurchased. The Company’s holding of its own shares may not at any time exceed 10 per cent of the outstanding shares in the Company. 6. Payment for the shares is to be made in cash. The Board intends to, after the program above expires on July 10, 2015 and up until the following Annual General Meeting, return with additional buyback programs to be carried out in accordance with the EC ordinance. The Board has also resolved on the possibility to, up until the following Annual General Meeting, make repurchases through block transactions, that will not be made in accordance with the exemption in the EC ordinance. Repurchases of shares are to be made on Nasdaq Stockholm and in accordance with Nasdaq Stockholm’s Rule Book for Issuers, for a consideration in cash, at a per-share price within the registered interval for the going rate at any given time, which denotes the interval between the highest and lowest selling price. Repurchases may not result in that the Company’s holding of its own shares, at any time, exceeds 10 per cent of the outstanding shares in the Company. The total number of shares in Com Hem amounts 206,643,376. Com Hem does currently not own any of its own shares. For queries, please contact: InvestorsPetra von Rohr, Director IR & Corporate Communications Tel: +46(0)734 39 06 MediaFredrik Hallstan, Head of PRTel: +46(0)761 15 38 Com Hem Holding AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (2007:528) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 18:45 CET on May 21, 2015. About Com HemCom Hem is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of high-speed broadband, television and fixed-telephony. Approximately 40% of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers broadband speeds up to 500 Mbps to 1.9 million households which is more than any other operator. Since 2013 Com Hem has a competitive B2B-offer of broadband and telephony services. Com Hem was founded in 1983, has approximately 1,100 employees and its head office is in Stockholm. Operations are run through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and iTUX Communication AB. Com Hem’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit:

Scandi Standard’s Annual General Meeting 2015

Scandi Standard’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on 21 May 2015 in Stockholm. DividendThe proposed dividend of SEK 1.30 per share was approved by the AGM. The record date for the dividend was set to 25 May. Payment from Euroclear Sweden AB is expected to take place on 28 May. Adoption of the Profit and Loss Statements and the Balance SheetsThe AGM resolved to adopt the Profit and Loss Statement and the Balance Sheet for the Parent Company as well as the Consolidated Profit and Loss Statement and the Consolidated Balance Sheet for the Group for 2014. Discharge from liabilityThe members of the Board of Directors and the CEO were discharged from liability for the fiscal year 2014. Board of DirectorsIn accordance with the proposal of the Nomination Committee, Per Harkjaer was re-elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Kate Briant, Ulf Gundemark, Michael Parker, Karsten Slotte and Helene Vibbleus were re-elected to the Board and Asbjörn Reinkind was elected new Board member. Board of Directors’ FeesThe AGM resolved, in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal, on a yearly fee to the Chairman of the Board of SEK 550,000 (previously SEK 440,000), and fees to other non-employed members of the Board, elected by the AGM, of SEK 275,000. Fees for Committee work to non-employee members of the Committees, elected by the AGM, were approved as follows; SEK 200,000 (previously SEK 100,000) to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and SEK 50,000 to each of the other members of the Audit Committee, SEK 50,000 to the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and SEK 25,000 to each of the other members of the Remuneration Committee. AuditorThe AGM elected PricewaterhouseCoopers AB auditor for the period up until the end of the AGM 2016. Guidelines for Remuneration to the senior managementIn accordance with the Board of Directors' proposal, the AGM resolved to approve the Guidelines for remuneration for the senior management. Long Term Incentive ProgramIn accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposals, the AGM resolved to approve LTIP (Long Term Incentive Plan) 2015 for key employees. Authorization to acquire own sharesIn accordance with the board of directors’ proposal, the Annual General Meeting resolves to authorize the board of directors to, on one or several occasions and until the next Annual General Meeting, resolve on acquisition of a maximum of 448,712 shares in the company and a maximum of 10 percent of all shares issued by the company, that acquisitions shall be made on Nasdaq Stockholm, that acquisitions shall be made at a price per share contained within the at each time prevailing price interval for the share and that payment for the shares shall be made in cash. Transfer of own sharesIn accordance with the board of directors’ proposal, the Annual General Meeting resolves to transfer a maximum of 390,184 of own shares to the participants in LTIP 2015 on the following conditions: · The right to receive shares shall, with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights, be granted to the participants in LTIP 2015. Furthermore, subsidiaries within the Scandi Standard Group shall have the right to receive shares, free of consideration, and such subsidiaries shall be obligated to immediately transfer, free of consideration, shares to the participants in LTIP 2015 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the program.  · The participants’ right to receive shares are conditional upon the fulfilment of all terms and conditions of LTIP 2015 and that participants receive.  · The shares shall be transferred within the time period set out in the terms and conditions of LTIP 2015.  · The shares shall be transferred free of charge.  · The number of shares that may be transferred to the participants in LTIP 2015 may be recalculated due to share issues, splits, reverse splits and/or similar dispositions in accordance with the terms and conditions of LTIP 2015.

SEQR simplifies mobile shopping along with the e-commerce supplier E37.

Since mobile phones represent an increasing portion of e-commerce, easy order placement and secure mobile payment are all the more important. Several studies from the last six months show that mobile devices are used in more than 50% of the e-commerce transactions. With SEQR's new solution Instant Checkout integrated in the E37 e-commerce system, it is even easier to complete purchases in a mobile shop. The customer does not need to enter any data in the shop's checkout, because all customer data such as name, address, e-mail address and mobile phone number are transferred from the SEQR app. All that is required is approving payment and entering your PIN code in the SEQR app in your mobile phone. When shopping on a computer in a normal webshop, orders are placed just as easily by scanning a QR code that is displayed on the screen. "Through  the cooperation with E37, we are reaching out to more than 100 fast-growing e-traders. It will be particularly interesting to see how good the results from the simplified purchasing process of SEQR Instant Checkout will be in combination with E37's mobile-optimised e-commerce solutions," says Peter Fredell, CEO of Seamless. "SEQR is a new, exciting piece of the puzzle that fits in perfectly in our concept – integrating the e-commerce chain in a way that increases both profitability and sales," says Fredrik Karlsson, who is CEO of E37. SWEdala Outlet's webshop is the first to test SEQR Instant Checkout. SWEdala Outlet has invested in full on a mobile-optimised shop based on the E37 e-commerce system. "It is amazingly easy to complete a purchase, also the first time a SEQR user uses our shop. From having found a product to the completed order, all that is required is little more than a few of clicks", says Mikael Rehn who is E-commerce Manager at the pilot customer SWEdala Outlet. For more information: Jonas Larsson, press contract Seamless +46 70 108 86 68, Peter Fredell, CEO Seamless +46 8 564 878 00, Fredrik Karlsson, CEO, E37 System AB, +46 8-587 667 91,, Mikael Rehn, E-Commerce Manager, SWEdala Outlet AB, +46 725-88 55 75,, This information is such information that Seamless Distribution AB (publ) is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was released for publication on 22 May 2015 at 07.50 am (CET). ABOUT SEQR, by SeamlessSEQR (se·cure) is Europe’s most used mobile payment solution in stores and online. SEQR enables anybody with a smartphone to pay in stores, at restaurants, parking lots and online, transfer money at no charge, connect loyalty programs, store receipts digitally and receive offers and promotions directly through one mobile app. Through the SEQR app, the user simply scans or taps a QR-code/NFC at check-out and approves the purchase by entering a PIN code. Fast, smooth and safe, SEQR’s payment solution enables merchants to lower interchange fees significantly compared to those charged by traditional card companies. SEQR’s unique transaction platform has been developed by Seamless, one of the world’s largest suppliers of payment systems for mobile phones. Founded in 2001 and active in 26 countries, Seamless handles more than 3, 1 billion transactions annually through 525 000 active sales outlets. 6 200 merchants have chosen SEQR including the largest grocery chains, fast food chains and national retailer chains in the markets where SEQR is established. Currently SEQR is established in Sweden, Finland, Romania, Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France and Italy. In 2013, SEQR won the Mobile Money Global Award for Best Mobile Money Deployment in Europe. Seamless is traded on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, under the SEAM ticker.

Etrion to Present at Cowen and Company Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

May 22, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland – Etrion Corporation (“Etrion” or the “Company”) (TSX: ETX / OMX: ETX), a solar independent power producer, announces that the Company’s CEO, Marco A. Northland, will be presenting at Cowen and Company’s 43rd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in New York on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 11:00am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). About Etrion Etrion Corporation is an independent power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar power generation plants. The Company owns 130 MW of installed solar capacity in Italy and Chile. Etrion has 34 MW of solar projects under construction in Japan and is also actively developing greenfield solar power projects in Japan and Chile. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange in Sweden under ticker symbol “ETX”. Etrion’s largest shareholder is the Lundin family, which owns approximately 24% of the Company’s shares directly and through various trusts. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at or contact: Pamela Chouamier – Investor Relations Telephone: +41 (22) 715 20 90   Note: The capacity of power plants in this release is described in approximate megawatts on a direct current (“DC”) basis, also referred to as megawatt-peak (“MWp”). Etrion discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:05am Central European Summer Time (CEST) on May 22, 2015.

Subconscious learning shapes pain responses

Previous studies have shown that a person’s pain experience can be increased or decreased by associating a specific cue, such as an image, with high or low intensity pain. However, until now it has been unclear if it is necessary to be consciously aware of the cue in order to learn the association. In this recent study, Dr. Karin Jensen and colleagues tested whether unconscious learning affected pain responses, by using subliminal images and training participants to associate a certain image with high pain and another image with low pain. The study involved 49 participants in all, randomly assigned into four experimental groups that would elucidate the impact of different levels of conscious awareness during the experiment. All participants were generally healthy, with no chronic illnesses or psychiatric diagnoses. None of the participants reported receiving any medication apart from hormonal contraceptives. In the experiment, images of different faces were presented on a computer screen. To some of the participants the images were shown so quickly that they could not be consciously recognized. For each image exposure, participants were subjected to pain stimulation and asked to rate the pain according to a specific scale. As each image was repeatedly associated with either high or low pain, it turned into a high pain cue or a low pain cue that would affect the participants’ expectations. The results suggest that pain cues could be learned without conscious awareness, as participants reported increased pain when shown the high pain image and reduced pain when shown the low pain image during identical levels of pain stimulation, regardless of whether or not the images were shown subliminally, “These results demonstrate that pain responses can be shaped by learning that takes place outside conscious awareness, suggesting that unconscious learning may have an extensive effect on higher cognitive processes in general”, says Karin Jensen. This work was funded by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, and support was also provided by a NCCIH/NIH Grant. The study was conducted by researchers from the Osher Center at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, USA. Publication: 'Classical conditioning of analgesic and hyperalgesic pain responses without conscious awareness (', Karin Jensen, Irving Kirsch, Sara Odmalm, Ted J. Kaptchuk, and Martin Ingvar, PNAS (, published ahead of print May 15, 2015, doi:10.1073/pnas.1504567112.

Dome Energy AB Completes Sale of US Operations

Dome Energy AB. ( (Ticker: DOME ( is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization with PEDEVCO Corp. ( d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED (, for the sale of Dome’s entire US asset base. Structured as the sale of Dome’s wholly owned subsidiary Dome Energy Inc., the proposed transaction, will see Dome Energy AB shareholders receive ~152.6 million shares of PEDEVCO common stock, representing ~64% of the total shares in the newly merged entity. Following the completion of the sale of the US assets, the intention is that the net proceeds of the transaction (shares in PED) will be distributed to the shareholders of Dome Energy AB. The Board of Directors will evaluate alternatives for the continuation of Dome Energy AB. and present a plan at the Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2015. At closing, Dome Energy Inc.’s CEO and President, Paul Morch, will become CEO and President of the combined entity, with the current CEO of PEDEVCO, Frank Ingriselli, becoming Chairman of the Board. The Companies expect to complete the transaction no later than November 19, 2015. Final terms will be presented before the Annual General Meeting and are subject to shareholder approval. The companies anticipate that combined production for the merged entity will be approximately 3,300 boepd with proven reserves of approximately 20 million barrels of oil equivalent. The Company believes the strong cash flow and scalability of the combined assets along with operational and financial efficiencies will enhance shareholders value for both Companies. Chief Executive Officer, Paul Morch, stated: “This is one step closer to achieving our vision of securing scalable shale assets to complement our existing portfolio. Our goal is to grow organically to reach 10,000 boepd through the organic development of our asset base. We now have secured a solid financial base along with some of the most profitable grade shale acreage in the US. We are excited to work together with the PEDEVCO team to bring this transaction to a close. The oil price has seen a good correction from levels earlier this year, which supports an aggressive development of our assets. Good shale assets are considered more valuable than ever, and the development costs have started to balance at an attractive level. Core acreage in PEDEVCO’s acreage should support more than 100 wells being developed at current oil and gas prices. We will also hold inventory than can be scaled to several hundred wells at a higher oil price.” For further information please contact: Susanna Helgesen, CFOPhone: +46 708 27 86 36US phone: +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 About Pacific Energy Development (PEDEVCO Corp.)PEDEVCO Corp, d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED (, is a US publicly-traded energy company engaged in the acquisition and development of strategic, high growth energy projects, including shale oil and gas assets, in the United States. The Company’s principal asset is its D-J Basin Asset located in the D-J Basin in Colorado. Pacific Energy Development is headquartered in Danville, California, with an operations office in Houston, Texas. For more information visit

Bulletin from Annual General Meeting 2015

Below follows a summary of the decisions taken. • The income statement and balance sheet, as well as the group’s consolidated income statement and balance sheet, were adopted. • Decision was taken of a dividend of SEK 0.09 per share. Record date for the dividend takes place on May 25, 2015. Payment is estimated to take place on May 28, 2015, through Euroclear Sweden AB. • The Board of Directors and the President/CEO were discharged from liability for the financial year 2014. • Remuneration to the Board shall, in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal, amount to SEK 400,000 to the Chairman of the Board and SEK 175,000 to each of the other non-employed Board members. The remuneration levels have increased compared to previous year. The Nomination Committee has determined that the remuneration to the Board is at an appropriate level by comparing with other companies on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap. • The AGM also decided that a compensation to the audit committee will be paid of SEK 120 000 for work on such a committee, of which SEK 70,000 shall be distributed to the Chairman of the Audit Committee and SEK 50,000 to the second member of the Audit Committee. • The Board shall, in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal, consist of: • Göran Nordlund, Chairman (re-election) • Lothar Geilen (re-election) • Jan-Åke Jonsson (re-election) • Anders Lönnqvist (re-election), and • Heléne Mellquist ( new election) Eva-Lotta Kraft has chosen to decline the re-election. The Company would like to thank Eva-Lotta Kraft for her efforts with the board work in recent years. Furthermore, the AGM decided to appoint the Authorised Public Accountants KPMG AB as auditor, with authorized public accountant Jan Malm as the main responsible auditor, for the period until the end of the next AGM. • The Nomination Committee’s proposal for instruction for the next Nomination Committee was adopted. • The Board’s proposed guidelines for remuneration to senior executives were adopted. • The AGM decided, in accordance with the Board’s proposal, on a new issue of 5,500,000 share options that with deviation from the shareholders preferential rights, are issued to Opus Bima AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary and with the condition that the share options, under the proposed conditions, are to be transferred to the employees and other key members in the Group. • The board of directors was authorized, according to the proposal of the board, for the period until the next AGM, take a resolution on acquisition of own shares on one or more occasions of up to 10 percent of the existing share capital. The board of directors was also authorized to take a resolution to transfer own shares that the company holds at the time of the transfer decision. • The Board was, in accordance with the Board’s proposal, authorized to decide on the issue of new shares of up to 10 percent of the existing share capital. The company’s President and CEO Magnus Greko outlined the company’s development during the financial year 2014 and the first quarter of 2015 and significant events during the periods. Minutes from the Annual General Meeting will be published within two weeks on the company’s website where also other material from the meeting can be found. Mölndal, Sweden, May 22, 2015 The Board of Directors Opus Group AB (publ) This press info is available in Swedish at

Orkla decrease ownership to 16.0% of number of shares and votes

Orkla Industriinvsteringar AB, a subsidiary of Orkla ASA, has sold 11,195,908 shares in Gränges AB (publ) to Swedish and international investors at a price of SEK 66 per share, according to a press release from Orkla today on May 22. Following the placement, Orkla Industriinvesteringar AB owns 11,942,378 shares in Gränges corresponding to 16.0% of the numbers of shares and votes. Carnegie and SEB have acted as joint bookrunners in the placing of shares.  For further information, please contact:Pernilla Grennfelt, Director Communications and IR of Grä, tel: +46 702 90 99 55 About GrängesGränges is a leading global supplier of rolled products for producers of brazed aluminum heat exchangers. The Company develops, produces and markets highly advanced materials that enhance both the production economy of the customer manufacturing process as well as the performance of the final product, the brazed heat exchanger. Gränges has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and operates in three geographical regions: Europe, Asia and the Americas. The Company operates production, research and development facilities in Finspång and Shanghai with total annual capacity of approximately 220,000 metric tonnes. The Company was originally founded in 1896, and the current operation was started in 1972 when the Company started to develop brazed heat exchanger material. Gränges has approximately 950 employees, and in 2014 the Company had net sales of SEK 4,748 million. For more information about Gränges, please visit

Minicabster Speaks Out on Boris Johnson’s Plans to Cap Minicab Numbers

Minicabster, the leading London minicab booking ( service, has spoken out on Boris Johnson’s plans to cap the number of minicabs operating in London – saying it’s not about decreasing quantity, it’s about increasing quality in the private hire sector. The Mayor of London wants to allow a finite number of minicabs to operate in the capital, which could send competition and prices soaring for regular passengers. But Minicabster, which allows users to compare quotes from minicab providers all over the capital, believe that reducing the number of cabs won’t solve any problems – the answer should be improving the quality of existing cab services. Sadie Gee, Business Lead at Minicabster, says, “It’s great that the Mayor is so engaged with the London transport sector, and there’s no doubt he wants to make things better for passengers. Here at Minicabster, the focus is on quality, and ensuring that customer experience is the best it can be. By restricting the number of minicabs allowed to operate in the capital, the Mayor could potentially cause prices to rise so high that minicabs are no longer a viable option for passengers that want to get around the city safely, affordably and conveniently.” She adds, “The answer is not to place a cap on minicab numbers – it’s to ensure that the operating cabs are meeting their obligations and fulfilling the needs of their passengers. By improving quality, rather than reducing quantity, we can ensure a competitive and fair industry that offers plenty of options for passengers.” Mr Johnson has been seen as someone who wishes to protect the rights of London black cab drivers, and he has spoken out against Uber and other providers that have grown rapidly in recent years. Black cab drivers have previously argued that the lack of regulation in the industry skews the market in favour of providers like Uber – but there are those who feel that the competition is good for the industry overall. Minicabster believes in evolution, rather than revolution – their collaborative approach to minicab comparison and booking stands apart from providers like Uber, which have been accused of disrupting the industry. Minicabster helps professional private hire firms to adapt and evolve in the modern climate, using booking apps and other innovations to level the playing field and ensure everyone has access to fast, convenient and affordable minicabs, whenever they need them. Founded in 2011, the firm has emerged as a leader in the space, despite a turbulent few years for the private hire industry. For more information about Minicabster, visit the website or download the app: iOS app:… ( app:

IK Investment Partners to divest Vistra Group to Baring Private Equity Asia

Baring Asia is one of the largest and most established independent private equity firms in Asia and advises funds that manage more than USD9 billion in committed capital. The firm runs a pan‐Asian investment program, sponsoring management buyouts and providing growth capital to companies for expansion or acquisitions. Commenting on the acquisition, Martin Crawford, CEO of Vistra Group, said, “Partnering with Baring Asia is an exciting step for Vistra Group. With Baring Asia's support we will be able to further enhance our leading position in a consolidating industry. We are delighted that Baring Asia has demonstrated a strong commitment to the growth of Vistra’s business as well as to our exceptional people who have been instrumental to our success.” “With IK Investment Partners’ help we have built Vistra Group into one of the top four corporate trust service providers globally and the number one in Asia, and I would like to thank them for their contribution and commitment over the past six years,” Mr Crawford added. Jean Eric Salata, Founder and CEO of Baring Asia, added, “Vistra has a winning management team running a solid business with great potential. We look forward to helping management achieve its vision of continuing to grow Vistra as a global market leader.” Remko Hilhorst, Partner of IK Investment Partners, added, “We are privileged to have been a part of Vistra’s strong success over the past six years. Vistra quadrupled in size under our ownership and became a global leader in its field. Together with the leadership team, we have accomplished our goal of creating value through organic growth and a number of strategic acquisitions in several high growth geographies such as Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. Vistra Group has a very exciting future ahead, and we wish the business continued success going forward.”  JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Lazard acted as financial advisors and Clifford Chance as legal advisor to the Company and IK Investment Partners; Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Linklaters advised Baring Private Equity Asia.

Trigon Agri A/S: Invitation to 1Q 2015 results presentation

Trigon Agri will publish its interim report for the first quarter 2015 on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 8:00 CET. Analysts, investors and media are invited to attend a telephone conference that will be held at 10:00 CET on the same day. Program: Joakim Helenius, Chairman of the Board, and Ülo Adamson, President and CEO, will present and comment upon the results. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. To participate in the telephone conference, please call one of the following numbers: SE: +46 8 505 564 74 UK: +44 203 364 5374 US: +1 855 753 2230 FI: +358 981710460 NO: +47 235 002 10 DK: +45 354 45 580 CH: +41 225 675 541 The presentation material will be available on before the telephone conference starts. A recording of the telephone conference will be available afterwards on Investor enquiries: Mr. Ülo Adamson, President and CEO of Trigon Agri A/S, Tel: +372 66 79200, E-mail: About Trigon Agri Trigon Agri is a leading integrated soft commodities production, storage and trading company with operations in Ukraine, Russia and Estonia. Trigon Agri’s shares are traded on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Trigon Agri is managed under a management agreement by Trigon Capital, a leading Central and Eastern European operational management firm with around USD 1 billion of assets under management. For subscription to Company Announcements please contact us: If you do not want to receive Trigon Agri press releases automatically in the future please send an e-mail to the following address: (

Innovative HARMAN HALOsonic Technology to Optimise Sound Experience of Fiat Chrysler Vehicle Engines

Stamford – May 21, 2015 – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, the premier audio, infotainment and software services company, announces a new award from Fiat Chrysler to equip vehicles with Engine Order Cancelation (EOC) technology. EOC, part of the HALOsonic suite of active noise management solutions to reduce noise and enhance sound inside and outside the vehicle, will be installed in numerous Fiat Chrysler vehicle models. The latest award extends the successful cooperation between HARMAN and Fiat Chrysler for HALOsonic sound management solutions which began with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. EOC uses active noise cancellation technology to reduce the drone and rumble induced by the engine vibrations in the car cabin. It uses engine RPM signal as a reference to generate a sound wave opposite in phase to the engine induced low frequency noise. Error microphones mounted in the roof of the car provide adaptive feedback on the cabin noise level in order to fine-tune the cancellation, helping occupants enjoy an enhanced driving experience. By decreasing perceptible cabin noise, EOC enables automakers to pursue various measures to reduce vehicle weight as part of the move to improve fuel efficiency without impacting in-cabin noise. Commenting on the EOC award, Michael Mauser, President Lifestyle Division HARMAN says, “Fiat Chrysler drivers obviously appreciate the enhanced sound experience in their vehicle cabins. We look forward to the opportunity to extend the number of Fiat Chrysler drivers and passengers benefitting of Engine Order Cancellation technology for quieting their car journeys.” The innovative HALOsonic suite gained Fiat Chrysler recognition right from the outset, winning the 2013 Innovation Award from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. This was followed by the 2014 Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. In addition to EOC, HARMAN’s HALOsonic suite comprises Road Noise Cancellation (RNC) and Internal and External Electronic Sound Synthesis (iESS and eESS). The RNC technology works similar to EOC and minimises the unwanted low-frequency noise transmitted from the road surface into the vehicle cabin by generating a sound wave opposite in phase to the vibration-induced noise inside the cabin. Electronic Sound Synthesis, on the other hand, seeks to synthesise the authentic sounds of an engine, inside or outside the car. Inside the vehicle, iESS synthesises engine harmonics to provide a more intense in-cabin sound experience. Outside the vehicle, eESS – primarily used for hybrids and electric vehicles – creates authentic sounds which drivers and pedestrians are familiar with from combustion engines, thereby increasing safety both for drivers and other road users. HALOsonic is available to OEMs and can be implemented as a complete suite or as separate components. For more details visit

BillerudKorsnäs divests its Baltic pellets operations SIA Latgran to AS Graanul Invest

BillerudKorsnäs has signed an agreement with AS Graanul Invest (“Graanul”) concerning the sale of its shares in SIA Latgran (“Latgran” or the “Company”). Latgran is a leading Latvian based pellets producer with annual volumes of 497 thousand tonnes and sales of EUR 73 million in 2014. BillerudKorsnäs’ ownership in Latgran is 75 percent, and the remaining 25 percent is owned by Baltic Resources Ab. The total consideration for 100 percent of the Company amounts to EUR 104 million on a cash and debt free basis, corresponding to a multiple of 7x Latgran’s EBITDA for 2014. Per Lindberg, CEO of BillerudKorsnäs comments on the transaction: “Latgran has shown a strong sales and earnings development during our ownership and has been a great investment for BillerudKorsnäs. Meanwhile, BillerudKorsnäs has increasingly evolved towards a more focused company, working with renewable packaging material and solutions that has become our core business. The sale of Latgran is in line with our strategy and will enable us to continue to develop our core business. At the same time the transaction strengthens Latgran’s ability to further develop its pellets business together with Graanul.” The transaction is expected to close during July 2015, provided that certain closing conditions are fulfilled. SEB Corporate Finance and Superia Corporate Finance have acted as financial advisers and Cederquist is the legal advisor to BillerudKorsnäs in connection with the transaction. For further information, please contact: Per Lindberg, President and CEO +46 (0)8 553 335 00 Susanne Lithander, CFO, +46 (0)8 553 335 00 The information is such that BillerudKorsnäs Aktiebolag (publ) is obligated to publish under the Swedish Securities Market Act. Submitted for publication at 11.00 CET, 22 May 2015. About Graanul AS Graanul Invest is a privately owned company, established in 2003, and focuses on forestry, development of bioenergy and the production of renewable energy. The company has since inception shown strong growth and is currently the biggest producer of pellets in the Baltic countries and the second largest in Europe with an annual production capacity of 853 thousand tonnes. About Latgran Latgran, established in 2004, is a leading producer of utility grade pellets in Latvia. Latgran employs 123 people and produced 497 thousand tonnes of pellets in its four factories and generated sales of approximately EUR 73 million in 2014. The vast majority of production is exports primarily to major electricity and regional thermal energy producers in Northern and Western Europe.

Interim report 1st January - 31st March 2015 Zinzino AB (publ)

"Our mantra is growth and increased profitability." Dag Bergheim Pettersen, Chief Executive Officer, Zinzino AB PERIOD SUMMARYFor the first quarter of 2015 all Zinzino's markets are showing growth compared with the previous year. Total revenues amounted to 109.0 (75.5) million SEK, representing a sales growth of 44% compared with the previous year for the Group. Profit before tax amounted to 6.5 (2.9) million SEK, corresponding to earnings per share of 0.22 (0.10) SEK. The gross profit margin amounted to 34% (28%), a margin improvement of 6 percentage points. FIRST QUARTER, Q1 2015, (compared with the same period last year, 2014) · Total revenues were adjusted to 109.0 (75.5) million SEK, representing a growth of 44%. · The operating profit amounted to SEK 6.8 (2.7) million SEK and the operating margin 6.3% (3.6%). · Profit before tax amounted to SEK 6.5 (2.9) million SEK. Profit per share amounted to 0.22 (0.10) SEK. SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE PERIOD · Zinzino AB has acquired an additional 13.8 percent of Faun Pharma AS, increasing its ownership to 98.8%. · Zinzino Food has launched a new product: Protect. A product that interacts with the body's innate defence mechanism - the immune system. Contains Wellmune® · Begun establishment processes with start-ups in Germany and Canada. · During the first quarter of 2015, the Group had 14,821 (11,864) new customers. The sales force was increased by 2,359 (2,916) distributors. · The percentage breakdown of sales between the product lines during the first quarter of 2015 is 25% for Zinzino Coffeehouse and 75% for Zinzino Food. · Turnover for Zinzino Food amounted to 65.9 (41.4) million SEK, representing a growth of 59%. · Sales for Zinzino Coffee amounted to 21.6 (29.0) million SEK, representing a decrease in sales of 26%. COMMENTS FROM DAG BERGHEIM PETTERSEN, CEO: Our mantra is growth and increased profitability : “Growth during the first quarter amounted to 44% and we have a better profitability than ever before. We are ahead of our forecast of 25% growth and our cost of sales are decreasing, resulting in increased gross profit margins. This is something we have in our plan and that every day we work hard to achieve. We have acquired additional shares in Faun Pharma AS, so that we now own 98.8%. With almost full control of the company we are now making investments in new products, production capacity, equipment and organisation. The results from this we expect to see over the next six months as we launch new product concepts. We are confident that this launch will help us achieve our ambitious growth targets with an average sales growth of 25% over the next three years with improved profitability every year. In order to maintain growth, we will also be entering two new markets in 2015 - Germany and Canada. Two big markets that we believe will give us many new customers and distributors, and through that a growth in sales. Both establishments will happen in a resource efficient manner through the contributions of existing organisations in Sweden and the USA. This means that we can absorb the establishment costs within the framework of our regular operating costs. Our business model for the establishment of new markets is extremely efficient and ensures profitability early in the new markets. We launched a new product line in health almost 3 years ago when we entered into a collaboration with the Norwegian research company BioActive Foods AS. We then acquired BioActive Foods AS later at the end of last year. It has proven to be a successful move and we are now working on large scale product development for the next few years. We are convinced that this will result in even more loyal customers and as with the factors above, contribute to us achieving our ambitious growth targets. We will protect and look after our customers. Customer loyalty and customer satisfaction is something we measure carefully and strive for. In order to take care of our customers in the best way we have recruited many skilled employees to our efficient support department and the rest of the organisation. We have invested a lot in a healthy and pleasant internal culture and work environment that we believe will spread to our customers. In addition to this, we will launch our own Zinzino app that will further contribute to customer satisfaction and loyalty. We currently sell a self-test that measures the ratio in the blood between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. We have at the time of writing, analysed over 95,000 tests. In this way, we have a clear picture of the health status of our customers in the various markets where we operate. It is incredibly stimulating to work with a product line that can contribute to improved health among our customers, distributors, employees, family and friends. We aim to have one million customers by 2020. With our existing and future products, we believe we have the perfect tools to reach that goal. Zinzino celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015, which we are celebrating with campaigns and new product launches of health and dietary supplements while at the same time we establish ourselves in new markets. Zinzino will inspire change in people's lifestyles. Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO, Zinzino AB For full report In English will be published shortly. This information is what Zinzino AB is required to disclose in accordance with the securities market act and/or the act on trading in financial instruments. The information was submitted for publication May 22nd, 2015.  INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY Zinzino was founded under the name Zinzino Holding in autumn 2007. In 2009 the company acquired, partly through a share issue in the spring, partly through a directed share issue, 93% of the share capital and 97% of the votes in Zinzino AB Zinzino Nordic is a sales company that uses independent distributors who market and sell products via commission through so called direct selling. NEXT REPORTInterim Report Q2, 2015, published on 31st August 2015. For further information:Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO, Zinzino, tel +47 (0) 93 22 57 00Fredrik Nielsen, CFO, Zinzino, tel +46 (0) 707 900 174 Pictures for free publication:Anders Ekhammar, tel +46 (0) 707 462

New App Delivers Messages to Loved Ones After You’ve Passed Away

When a loved one dies, have you ever thought how special it would be to hear their voice or see their face again? A new app is making it possible, by giving people the opportunity to leave video messages, audio messages, emails and slideshows to be delivered after their death. A brand new concept will allow the elderly or seriously ill to leave video messages to their loved ones which will be delivered at a time they choose. The app, named SwonSong, developed by co-founders David and Ian Lamonby is a unique way to give comfort to those you have left behind at special times such as birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. It is currently the subject of a Kickstarter project ( aiming to reach £100,000 to put the app into full production. David Lamonby, Co-Founder of SwonSong said, “I got the idea for the app when I lost my own mother to dementia – it was heartbreaking to see her pass away when she wasn’t herself due to the condition. This app would have allowed her to record messages when she was healthy, which would have been the best possible way to remember her. “But SwonSong isn’t just designed for people who are terminally ill or have health issues – after all, you never know when your time will come. It could be something you invest in at the same time you are writing your will, or you may think about what you will leave behind to your family if you have a dangerous job. It’s for organised individuals who want to put a plan into action for close friends and family while they are fit and well.” The team behind SwonSong are calling on people to get behind the project on Kickstarter, to give everyone that peace of mind when a loved one is taken away from them. Backers will receive a range of rewards, such as being among the first to try out the app when it is released later in the year. Rewards also include credits to redeem on the app, so supporters can make savings of hundreds of pounds just by backing the SwonSong app online. Ian Lamonby, Co-Founder of SwonSong said “This really is an innovative concept which we’re hoping everyone will get behind. Treasured memories such as photographs and letters fade over time and can get lost or damaged – in this digital age there is no need to compromise on memories. Those left behind will be able to receive video and audio messages on a personal level – imagine how comforting that would be.” To find out more about SwonSong, visit the website: To see the Kickstarter page and pledge, visit:

The winners and the losers of the California water crisis

A recent article published in Local Environment ( highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State’s current drought.The authors, Stephanie Pincetl and Terri Hogue, discuss what has caused these inequalities to expand – the outdated and unsupervised water regulations still currently used, combined with decentralized local control means using and sourcing water comes down to the simple matter of what people can and cannot afford.California’s water systems are described as “antiquated and dysfunctional” due to the State’s reluctance to challenge “historic seniority” of water rights, while simultaneously refusing “to implement the rules of the 1902 Reclamation Act”. As a consequence, corporate farmers can water thousands of acres of land at a subsidized federal cost without being required to report their groundwater usage. The authors explain that this excessive water pumping “is leaving a number of low-income communities with no water what so ever”.Pincetl and Hogue continue to explain that despite a lack of water availability within the State, “those at the top level feel less compelled to change their behaviours” when it comes to water conservation. When water rates increase due to scarcity, those that use less water during these times tend to be the less wealthy as “they can’t afford not to”. Meanwhile, the wealthy “can afford to water as much as they wish” with the need to conserve water appearing unnecessary to them.The authors also discuss the issue of California’s water infrastructure and management, which continues to follow an “extremely decentralized”  “late 19th Century belief in local control”. With “no specific regulations to groundwater” and over “100 different water delivering entities in Los Angeles alone” the State water companies have little restrictions, with water pumping described as “a free for all – or rather those with the most money to dig the deepest wells get the most water”. Furthermore, those areas that have the most wealth see the most water, with more affluent regions receiving “up to three times more water than less wealthy areas”, increasing the economic inequality gap in California.Pincetl and Hogue’s conclude to clearly express the State’s need for “over a century of water law” to be unravelled under a “leadership that will be backed by legislation and profound regulatory change”. The authors convey throughout their article that the water inequality stemmed from California’s long–established and entrenched State laws and regulations. However, they lean towards a silver lining that could come from California’s current water shortage, ending with the suggestion that a “crisis is always an opportunity for dramatic change”.Read the full article with free access:California’s New Normal: Recurring Drought, addressing winners and losers ( Pincetl &Terri S. Hogue

Tradedoubler regards the matter with Gravity4´s ”public offer” for the company as closed

BackgroundOn 20 May 2015 Gravity4 published a press release regarding Tradedoubler:“Gravity4 has announced that its board of directors has doubled its offer of 282,350,000 kr for publicly traded Tradedoubler AB headquartered in Sweden. Gravity4 will purchase publicly traded Tradedoubler AB 282,350,000 kr (equivalent to 6.67 kr per share) in cash upon closing, additional to the equivalent of that amount in Gravity4 stock. This offer would value the full transaction at 546,740,000 (equivalent to 13.4 kr per share).” The board of Tradedoubler on 20 May 2015 responded in a letter to Gravity4:“We note your continued interest in acquiring shares in Tradedoubler AB, including your “offer press release” of today. Tradedoubler’s shares are admitted to trading on the regulated market NASDAQ Stockholm. Any offer to acquire shares must be made through a public takeover offer in accordance with applicable Swedish takeover regulations. The regulations also cover actions before such an offer is made and the actions of the board of directors of the target company. The proposed transaction is incompatible with these rules. For example, a public offer must follow a strictly prescribed format and may not be made public until the offeror has made a certain undertaking towards Nasdaq Stockholm.  A breach of the relevant takeover regulations may render you sanctions from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, including a prohibition of making an offer and fines up to SEK 100 million. We therefore recommend that you immediately obtain relevant legal Swedish advice. As for now, Tradedoubler regards this matter closed and has no reason to take any further actions. For any further contact with the company, please contact Mikael Nachemson directly.” On 21 May 2015 Tradedoubler received an e-mail from Gravity4 stating inter alia:“Gravity4 is in receipt of your letter, and the board of directors of Gravity4, has now rescinded its second offer for Tradedoubler AB.” Mikael Nachemson, deputy chairman of the board of Tradedoubler, comments:“Tradedoubler has a long track record as an international performance marketing company. The interest from Gravity4 is a signal and good indication that Tradedoubler's new positioning and strategy are attractive to other companies in our industry. As a consequence of the unsolicited approach from Gravity4 being made public the board of Tradedoubler did not have the option to enter into a confidential dialogue in accordance with market practice. The withdrawal of Gravity4's interest is a result of how Gravity4 managed its interest in acquiring Tradedoubler.“ In light of the above Tradedoubler regards the matter closed. Stockholm 22 May, 2015TradeDoubler AB (publ.) The information in this announcement is required to be disclosed by TradeDoubler AB under the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lagen om värdepappersmarknaden). This information was released for publication at 12.30 CET on May 22, 2015.

Tieto refinances its long-term syndicated credit facility

Tieto Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 22 May 2015, 14.00 EET Tieto Corporation has refinanced its long-term syndicated credit facility with a new facility of EUR 150 millionTieto has today signed a new EUR 150 million long-term syndicated revolving credit facility (RCF) to refinance its existing long-term syndicated RCF. The existing EUR 100 million facility was agreed in 2011 and was due to mature in May 2016. The new EUR 150 million unsecured syndicated revolving credit facility matures on 22 May 2020 with two one-year extension options.The following seven banks participated as Mandated Lead Arrangers in the transaction: BNP Paribas, Danske Bank, ING, Nordea, Pohjola Bank, SEB and Swedbank. Pohjola Bank acted as the co-ordinator of the transaction on behalf of Tieto. For further information, please contact: Janne Salminen, Group Treasurer, tel. +358 50 359 8521, janne.salminen (at)  TIETO CORPORATION DISTRIBUTIONNASDAQ HelsinkiNASDAQ StockholmPrincipal Media Tieto is the largest IT services company in the Nordics providing full lifecycle IT services. We also provide global product development services for companies in the communications and embedded technologies arena. Through industry insight, technology vision, and innovative thinking, Tieto proactively strives to inspire and engage our customers in finding new ways of accelerating their business. Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Tieto has over 13 000 experts in more than 20 countries. Turnover is approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm.


May 22, 2015 - Reference is made to the calling notice for the Annual General Meeting (the "AGM") of Panoro Energy ASA (TICKER: PEN - Oslo) ("Panoro" or the "Company"), to be held on 27 May 2015. The Nomination Committee consisting of Petter Mannsverk Andresen (Chairman), Odd Rune Heggheim and Stig Roar Myrseth is pleased to propose the election of Torstein Sanness to the board of directors (the "Board") of the Company.  If the recommendation is approved at the AGM, the Board will then include five members: Julien Balkany (Chairman), Alexandra Herger, Silje Auguston, Garrett Soden and Torstein Sanness. Mr. Torstein Sanness, a Norwegian Citizen residing in Norway has extensive experience and technical expertise in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Sanness became the Chairman of Lundin Petroleum Norway in April 2015. Prior to this position Mr. Sanness was Managing Director of Lundin Petroleum Norway from 2004 to April 2015. Under his leadership Lundin Norway has turned into one of the most successful players on the NCS and added net discovered resources of close to a billion boe to its portfolio through the discoveries of among others E. Grieg and Johan Sverdrup. Before joining Lundin Norway Mr. Sanness was Managing Director of Det Norske Oljeselskap AS (wholly owned by DNO at the time) and instrumental in the discoveries of Alvheim, Volund and others. From 1975 to 2000, Mr. Sanness was at Saga Petroleum until its sale to Norsk Hydro and Statoil, where he held several executive positions in Norway as well as in the US, including being responsible for Saga's international operations and entry into Libya, Angola, Namibia, and Indonesia. Mr. Sanness is a graduate of the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim where he obtained a Master of Engineering (geology, geophysics and mining engineering). Julien Balkany, Chairman of the Board of the Company, said: "We are very pleased by the nomination of Torstein Sanness to the Board of Director. Torstein is a well-known oil and gas figure in Norway and his outstanding track record will be a great contribution to optimise Panoro's assets and create shareholder value". For further information about this press release please contact: Qazi Qadeer, Chief Financial OfficerTel: +44 203 405 1084Email: About PanoroPanoro Energy ASA is an independent E&P company based in London and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker PEN. The Company holds high quality exploration and development assets in West Africa, namely the Dussafu License offshore southern Gabon, and OML 113 offshore western Nigeria. Both assets have discoveries with approved Field Development Plans. In addition to discovered hydrocarbon resources and reserves, both assets also hold significant exploration potential. For more information visit the Company's website at 

8 million companies in Europe would hire more employees if they got paid faster

Every third company in Europe would be able to hire more employees if they got paid faster. It appears from the debt collection company Intrum Justitia's European Payment Report 2015, based on questions about payment answered by 8979 companies in 29 countries. 32 percent answered yes to the question "Would you hire more if you got the invoices paid faster?" This corresponds to 8 million businesses in the countries surveyed. ” There are 25 million companies in the countries included in our survey.  If we relate this to the fact that there are 23 million people without a job in the EU, one can conclude that if every company employed one more the unemployment would be erased - a theoretical yet interesting assumption. Our survey indicates that 8 million companies would probably employ at least one more if they received faster payments. This example illustrates the great importance of payment issues and payment management”, comments Lars Wollung, CEO & President of Intrum Justitia. The geographical differences are relatively large. In southern European countries it is four out of ten companies and in Eastern European countries, 44 percent, who believe themselves to be able to hire more if they got paid faster. In northern Europe, the figure is 16 percent. Would faster payments from your debtors enable your company to hire more employees? Every other European company states that they have been asked to accept longer payment period than they are comfortable with. When asked about the consequences of late payments, the connection to employment is clear: Every third company sees a clear connection to not being able to hire more and one in four companies (24 percent) also stated that late payments contribute to the need to lay off staff. Among companies with more than 50 employees it is 19 per cent who see a correlation between late payments and having to terminate employees. Intrum Justitia has also asked about what the main causes are to customers paying late. It turns out that 6 of the 10 judges that "deliberately late payments" are a principal cause. This also applies to companies which have only business customers and it means that conscious strategies to pay late contributes to reduced liquidity, which in turn contributes to fewer jobs. What are the main causes of late payment of your own customers?  For more information and downloadable content, click here: About Intrum Justitia Intrum Justitia is Europe’s leading Credit Management Services (CMS) group, offering comprehensive services, including purchase of receivables, designed to measurably improve clients’ cash flows and long-term profitability. Founded in 1923, Intrum Justitia has some 3,800 employees in 20 markets. Consolidated revenues amounted to about SEK 5.2 billion in 2014. Intrum Justitia AB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2002. For further information, please visit About Intrum Justitia European Payment Report The European Payment Report 2015 is based on a survey that was conducted simultaneously in 29 European countries between February and April 2015. In this report Intrum Justitia gathers data from thousands of companies in Europe to gain insights in the payment behavior and financial health of European businesses. For more information, please contact: Annika Billberg,IR & Communications DirectorTel: + 46 8 546 102 03Mobile: + 46 702 67 97 91E-mail:

Topline result of Phase III study of CicloMulsion® in acute myocardial infarction expected this quarter

The topline result will provide baseline information on whether the primary endpoint has been met or not. This result will not contain specific data concerning the level of significance for neither the combined composite endpoint itself nor for each individual element of the composite, which will be revealed in the subsequent detailed analysis. The primary endpoint is a composite of three separate outcomes: mortality, hospitalizations for heart failure and left-ventricular remodeling. The impact of these results on the future development of CicloMulsion® will be communicated in the second half of 2015. About CicloMulsion®NeuroVive’s drug candidate CicloMulsion®, a lipid emulsion formulation of cyclosporine, is the first cyclophilin inhibitor in development for the treatment of reperfusion injury. It is designed to prevent mitochondrial death in damaged cells and limit the numerous biochemical processes that lead to secondary tissue damage following heart attack. By protecting the cells’ mitochondria, CicloMulsion® may safeguard continued energy production and ensure that the damaged cells’ normal regenerative mechanisms are able to carry out repairs and maintain cell functionality. CicloMulsion®’s potential for treatment in connection with myocardial infarction is currently being evaluated in a clinical phase III study. CicloMulsion® is also being evaluated in a phase II study for the prevention of renal injury during major heart surgery with Skåne University Hospital in Lund, Sweden. CicloMulsion® is an investigational product and has not been approved by regulatory agencies for the treatment of any medical condition. About the ongoing phase III study on CicloMulsion®The ongoing European phase III study on CicloMulsion® (the CIRCUS study) is being conducted in France, Belgium and Spain. The study evaluates CicloMulsion® for the treatment of reperfusion injury in patients that have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following myocardial infarct. The researcher responsible for the study is Professor Michel Ovize at Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) in Lyon, France. The study is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, and the final of a total 975 patients included in the study was enrolled in February 2014. The top-line result (met or did not meet primary endpoint) based on the 12-month follow-up of all patients is expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2015, and the full results of the 12-month data are expected in the third quarter of 2015. The study will also evaluate outcomes at 36 months. About NeuroViveNeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ), the mitochondrial medicine company, is developing a portfolio of products to treat acute cardiovascular and neurological conditions through mitochondrial protection. NeuroVive’s drug candidate CicloMulsion® is being evaluated in an ongoing phase III study, CIRCUS, in myocardial infarction and a phase II study, CiPRICS, in acute kidney injury. The drug candidate NeuroSTAT® is currently being evaluated in a phase II study in traumatic brain injury. NeuroVive’s research programs also include development of drug substances against brain injury in stroke patients and for cellular protection and energy regulation in mitochondrial disease. NeuroVive’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, Sweden. For Investor Relations and media questions, please contact:Ingmar Rentzhog, Laika Consulting, Tel: +46 (0)46 275 62 21 or ir@neurovive.seIt is also possible to arrange an interview with NeuroVive’s CEO Mikael Brönnegård or COO Jan Nilsson at the above contact. NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ)Medicon Village, SE-223 81 Lund, SwedenTel: +46 (0)46 275 62 20 (switchboard), Fax: +46 (0)46 888 83, NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is required to publish the information in this news release under The Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on 25 May 2015, at 8:30 a.m. CET.

Scania’s Argentine plant boosts exports to Europe

Truck, bus and engine manufacturer Scania’s Tucumán production facility is located in Argentina’s north and produces a wide range of transmission components. Scania has invested USD 43 million in the plant over the past two years with the aim of significantly increasing efficiency and boosting the plant’s potential production output. That effort is now yielding results, with the plant increasing the proportion of components that it exports to Europe by 600 percent. Adolpho Bastos is Managing Director of the Tucumán plant. “We are reaping the benefits of all the work we did,” he says. “Thanks to the changes and to the modernisation initiatives that we implemented, we have gone from exporting five percent of our production volume to Europe two years ago to 35 percent today.” The remaining 65 percent of output goes to Scania Latin America's production unit in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. The result comes as the Tucumán plant prepares to celebrate 40 years of operation in 2016. The facility manufactures transmission components including pinions, crowns, shafts and synchronized gears for use in Scania vehicles. Per-Olov Svedlund, President and CEO of Scania in Latin America. “Scania uses a global production system, so it's essential for us to keep the Tucumán facility up to date and reflective of the brand's highest standards,” he says. For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press Manager, tel +46 8 553 856 62.