Free Plotagon app lets anyone create and share animated videos instantly

Stockholm, Sweden—July 24, 2014—Swedish startup Plotagon has launched a free,new app that anyone can use to make and share 3D animated videos. Users simplyselect characters, choose a scene, write what they want their characters tosay, and press play to see their stories animated instantly. No animationexperience is required; anyone who can write a story can use Plotagon.The Plotagon iPad app ( launched today in the Apple App Storeworldwide. Anyone can download versions for Mac or PC from Thebasic app is free and comes with two characters, one scene, music and soundeffects. Users can download two more free characters within the app. Morecharacters and scenes can be added via in-app purchases, most of which are$.99 or $1.99 each. Scenes and characters can be used in any combination andnew ones will be available every few weeks. Users can share their animatedstories on the Plotagon network and on YouTube.“Animation is a really powerful medium for telling stories. With Plotagon,people can make animated videos in a way that just wasn’t possible before,”said Jonathan Hise Kaldma, Creative Director at Plotagon.The new Plotagon app replaces the public beta version that was released in2013. The beta version featured photo-realistic animated characters andenvironments based on existing literature or concepts such as “Alice inWonderland” or super-hero comics.The new app was built to be fast, lightweight and easy to use on mobiledevices. It now features comical, cartoony characters and stylized scenes setin everyday locations. The design change will enable users to craft morepersonal animated stories instead of the mostly fan-fiction stories inspiredby the beta version.“Users loved the original Plotagon app, but told us they wanted it on mobiledevices and they wanted to connect with other creators,” added Hise Kaldma.“We redesigned the app from the ground up to make it easier to create videosand interact with other creators. Making animated videos has never been morefun.”The new app has a built-in social network where users can find and followother creators, comment on their videos, and watch popular videos and staffpicks. Users can also add hashtags to videos and search for videos with aspecific hashtag.Plotagon is based in Stockholm, Sweden.###Photos, video & information: media contactBig Deal PRCarri

New exhibition sheds light on the rivalry and friendship between two giants in Danish art

Michael Ancher and P.S. Krøyer were devoted friends, yet also rivals. They were passionate artists who influenced one another’s lives and artistic production. Based on 94 major works by both Ancher and Krøyer, and the letters they wrote to each other, ARKEN's exhibition tells the story of one of the most pivotal friendships in Danish art. This autumn ARKEN in Denmark launches a major exhibition that, for the first time ever, focuses on the relationship between two giants in Danish art, Michael Ancher (1849–1927) and P.S. Krøyer (1851–1909). The focal point will be the scenes painted of their beloved Skagen. Michael Ancher was a permanent resident in Skagen and married to Anna, the local innkeeper’s daughter. P.S. Krøyer arrived in town eight years after Ancher and later married the stylish Marie Triepcke. It was Ancher’s fishing paintings that lured Krøyer to Skagen, and it was Krøyer’s pictures of summer light and artists’ parties that rubbed off on Ancher's sceneries. But Ancher and Krøyer also battled with one another. Krøyer strived for an artistic community where inspiration could flow freely and scenes could be shared among colleagues under the open sky. But the down-to-earth and very particular Ancher preferred painting alone, and initially felt threatened by Krøyer’s fast brush strokes and vibrant creativity. It was largely thanks to these two painters and their vastly different temperaments that Skagen was put on the artistic world map at the turn of the last century. Here they created some of the most treasured works in Danish art history. Skagens Museum, which undergoes major renovations and extensions in September, is loaning ARKEN a quite extraordinary 80 works, which otherwise rarely leave the museum. Dear Ancher, Dear KrøyerThe letters between Michael Ancher and P.S. Krøyer comprise an important font of knowledge about their relationship and provide a unique insight into their friendship and periodic rivalry, as well as their thoughts on art and life in general. The letters serve as a guide for the exhibition in the form of an introductory sound montage and listening posts, where the most important of the letters are read aloud. Encounter between copy and originalThe friendship between Ancher and Krøyer lay somewhere between mutual inspiration and spirited competition, and endured several controversies over the years in the battle to paint the same scenes. In the summer of 1897, Ancher couldn’t help himself from painting a copy of one of Krøyer’s works. It was the preliminary draft of the famous picture of the two artists’ wives, Anna and Marie, walking in the surf, their backs to the artist. For the first time in 117 years, these two versions will meet at the exhibition – Krøyer’s preliminary draft and Ancher’s copy – making it possible to compare the two artists’ brushstrokes directly in the identical scenes. One of the listening posts in the exhibition contains quotes from Ancher’s moving ‘confession’ – the letter in which he acknowledges having copied the work, and Krøyer’s generous forgiveness. The exhibition opens at ARKEN from 27 September 2014 – 12 April 2015. A press meeting is scheduled at ARKEN on Thursday 25 September at 11.00 am.Museum director Christian Gether will bid everyone welcome, and museum inspector Andrea Rygg Karberg will then introduce the exhibition.The press meeting will be followed by lunch in ARKEN’s café.Final registration deadline is Monday 22ndSeptember at 10 am to natascha.jespersen@arken.dkFor more information, please contact:Head of Communication, Marie-Louise Dunker tlf.: +45 40 87 27 47, e-mail: marielouise.dunker@arken.dkPress Coordinator Natascha Bang Jespersen tlf.: +45 51 67 02 21, e-mail:

Big data thrills and threats explored at Premier Business Leadership Series & Analytics 2014

From data visualization to cybersecurity, marketing analytics to the Internet of Things, the sources and uses of data are rapidly evolving. This October in Las Vegas, decision makers and data scientists from around the world will gather at two events to explore and share how critical technologies -- data mining, data visualization, Hadoop, forecasting and more -- create value from big data. And they’ll examine big data threats too, including cyber-attacks and fraud. The Premier Business Leadership Series ( and Analytics 2014 ( events are presented by SAS, the leader in analytics (per IDC ( Both conferences take place the week of Oct. 20 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. They offer senior executives, decision makers and analytics professionals an opportunity to learn from peers in a variety of industries and roles who use analytics to transform the way they do business. “In one hotel over four days, executives and data scientists will explore the latest data management and analytics software, hear real-world examples of these technologies driving success, and interact with peers and experts,” said Jim Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at SAS. “At Analytics 2014 and the Premier Business Leadership Series, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. The knowledge that attendees gain here will help them solve their organizations’ most pressing challenges back home.” Analytics 2014: Oct. 20-21 This two-day conference offers practical, hands-on analytic tips and techniques that attendees can immediately put into practice. Hundreds of professionals, industry experts and leading researchers will gather to learn and share analytics best practices via how-to tutorials, presentations, demos and networking. The Analytics 2014 keynote speakers include John Elder, Founder and President of Elder Research; Jay Liebowitz, the DiSanto Visiting Chair in Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg Univ. of Science & Technology; and Armistead Sapp, Executive VP and CTO at SAS. Register today for Analytics 2014 at The Premier Business Leadership Series: Oct. 21-23 The Premier Business Leadership Series brings together more than 600 senior-level attendees and features organizations using innovative analytic techniques. Industry leaders sharing their experiences include: · Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS · George Blankenship, Former VP of Worldwide Retail, Tesla Motors and former VP of Real Estate at Apple · Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School · Jim Davis, Senior VP and CMO, SAS · Mary Schapiro, Former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) · Howard Schmidt, Former White House Cybersecurity Coordinator for President Barack Obama and Cyber Adviser for President George W. Bush In Vegas, Series attendees will meet and interact with many organizations using analytics to find insights within big data, as well as exploring data visualization, Hadoop, data management, cybersecurity and more. These organizations include: AT&T, Cisco, CMO Council, Deloitte, Express Scripts, Genworth, Hortonworks, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), International Institute for Analytics, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern Univ., Las Vegas Sands, Lowe’s, MIT Sloan School of Management, Scotiabank, Time Warner Cable, Toyota Financial Services, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Visa and Walmart. The Series event is designed to address an executive-level audience and its specific challenges. Attendees must be director level or above. To join this select group, visit today and select “Register.” Follow via Social Media To follow updates from both conferences via social channels: · Blogs: Read reports from sessions, view video updates and hear from SAS and customer experts on · Twitter: Follow @SASsoftware (; hashtags #PBLS14 for the Series event and #Analytics2014 for the analytics conference. · Facebook: Like SAS ( and Analytics 2014 ( to receive updates. · LinkedIn: Follow SAS ( and join the Analytics Conference Series group ( for discussions before, during and after the conferences. · YouTube: Watch featured videos from keynote speakers and analytics experts on SAS’ Premier Business Leadership Series Playlist (

Iveco VISION: a technology concept for future mobility

Iveco continues to place the search for cutting-edge new technological solutions and the interpretation and anticipation of future scenarios at the core of its business strategy. Iveco Vision, a concept centred on low environmental impact mobility, is embodied in a commercial vehicle featuring a range of innovative solutions. The concept emerged in the wake of Iveco’s Dual Energy technology, the chassis unveiled at the 2012 edition of the Hanover trade show, bringing together potential technologies for use in the light commercial vehicle of the future. The innovation which characterises Iveco Vision starts with the Dual Energy system, a technology which allows for the use of two different types of traction – one is exclusively electric, ensuring zero local emissions and low noise levels, and the other is hybrid (thermoelectric) and suitable for longer journeys and for extra-urban missions, reducing consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25%. In this architecture, a specific transfer unit couples the electric motor with the transmission shafts enabling to have an hybrid that is also an adaptive traction system with real-time energy management. Based on mission-related elements, the vehicle self-adapts to the most suitable traction: the hybrid mode improves commercial speed and autonomy range on intercity routes; while the electric mode allows unrestricted, no-emission mobility in metropolitan areas. As a natural evolution of the “Dual Energy” project, Iveco has redesigned the frame, body, interior and user interface: the result is Iveco Vision, a commercial vehicle concept ideal for door-to-door delivery missions. The project focused on the development of three new areas to be trialled: a new adaptive Human/Machine Interface; a design characterised by total visibility and a new fully automatic system for load management. With regard to the first of these areas, the vehicle is equipped with a high- integration tablet, which communicates with the on-board electronics. Ample glazed surfaces and the “see-through” front pillars guarantee unrestricted outside visibility from the cabin – while rear camera sight is displayed on a panoramic screen on top of the windshield. Finally, with regard to the specific mission, Iveco Vision is equipped with a load management system based on a series of sensors which identify the goods and then indicate the correct positioning of these within the vehicle interior, triggering containment devices which prevent the movement of larger packages. Beside protecting valuable goods from damage, improved space management also makes loading and unloading faster – with an obvious efficiency gain. In summary, Iveco Vision is a laboratory for the study and development of new technological solutions and future modes of transport, which represent the natural evolution of Iveco’s light commercial vehicle range. To achieve this goal, Iveco continues to expand and improve the company’s open and collaborative innovation model, which sees the brand working alongside important partners for the sharing of ideas, expertise and professionalism. In addition to the partners who worked with Iveco on the construction of the Dual Energy chassis (Bosch, Dainese, Brembo, Streparava, Arcelor Mittal, CRF, Denso, FPT, Sole, Trucklite, Xperion, ZF), Comftech, Essence and ST Microelectronics have also contributed. 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 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 16 tons, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tons. In addition, with the brand Iveco Astra, builds mining and construction vehicles, rigid and articulated dump trucks and specialty 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. For further information about Iveco:  ( ( further information about CNH Industrial:  ( For further information, please contact: Iveco Press Office – EMEA Region Phone   +39 011 00 72122 ref: IVECO 14037                                                                                                                                  2533/14

Cloetta awarded ”Listed Company of the Year” 2013

After winning the award for “Best IR-web” and reaching the No. 2 position in the competition “Best Interim Report” Cloetta won the prize for “Best Annual Report”, thereby winning the overall award “Listed Company of the Year 2013”. “As a result of the large changes Cloetta has implemented over the last few years, it has been important for us to develop our financial communication in order to increase knowledge of Cloetta as a company. The award “Listed Company of the Year” is definite proof that we have succeeded in doing so”, says Jacob Broberg, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. Motivation for Listed Company of the Year 2013 AwardThanks to an impressive improvement with 29 points compared to last year, Cloetta beats last year’s winner Axfood by 2.5 points. By winning “Best IR-web” and “Best Annual Report” and by coming second in “Best Interim Report”, Cloetta wins the overall award “Listed Company of the Year”. Motivation for the Best Annual Report 2013 AwardCloetta’s annual report sets a great example with contents that are well supported by different pictures and diagrams. The “Our Markets-section” gives a very clear picture of Cloetta’s position in the confectionary market and the annual report also contains a very comprehensive section on sustainability. By reaching 40 out of 41 points, Cloetta wins the overall victory in the competition “Best Annual Report”. About the Award “Listed Company of the Year”The competition Listed Company of the Year, organized by Kanton in cooperation with main sponsors Aktiespararna, Nordic Growth Market and CtrlPrint, aims to promote exemplary financial communication among listed companies. It is the largest competition in financial communications and the most comprehensive competition in investor relations. The competition consists of three parts where annual reports, interim reports and IR websites are reviewed for all companies listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Large Cap, Mid Cap and NGM Equity.


Jim said: “What’s been shown today is that Castle Security has been a victim of what can only be called a Human Trojan Horse. It is a matter of public record and has been revealed in court, that a former senior operations manager acting alone initiated the actions that brought the company to court today (Wednesday 24 Sept). “This man, Robert Mason, acted alone and deliberately, subsequently creating this threat to the reputation of Castle Security. Now that we know he had set up an alternative security company the reasons for his damaging actions would appear to be obvious. “We’re sorry and we accept our responsibility; in order to ensure this never happens again we’ve put in place new procedures. “We are now about to implement psychometric testing for senior personnel that will give us greater insights into the character and integrity of potential employees. “We’ve had to deal with this process for three years now and the company is firmly in the hands of our family and we’ve been greatly supported by fantastic staff. “As ever we take a positive approach to any challenges that we face and we will soon be publishing a short report on our experiences and the potential threat the human Trojan horse poses and will be sharing that report with the SIA. The body of the SIA has acted fully within its remit and we fully support their work. We will be approaching the SIA with a view to sharing our report in order to alert the wider security industry to the threat and solutions that revolve around dealing with a human Trojan horse.”

Spike in Giant Sulcata Tortoise Thefts Worries Owners

Malibu, CA – September 24, 2014 – American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), Malibu, CA, is seeing a nationwide spike in the theft of giant tortoises commonly called sulcatas.  Owners from California and Ohio to Chicago and South Carolina are heartbroken when their large pets are stolen right out of their yards. Geochelone sulcata is a hardy and personable species of tortoise.  Native to sub-Saharan Africa, it one of the most commonly purchased pet tortoises in North America.   Because sulcatas are the third largest species of tortoise in the world, weighing up to 200 pounds, they are attractive to thieves who mistakenly think they can easily resell the animal for a hefty price at a swap meet or on  The typical stolen tortoise is between 30 and 75 pounds.  They are extremely heavy and awkward to carry, often necessitating the theft to be done by two people with a pickup truck.  Injuries to the stolen tortoise are frequent. According to Susan Tellem, who co-founded the national nonprofit with her husband Marshall Thompson in 1990, "One of the saddest thefts was from a disabled person who saw the theft as it was happening but could not chase after the thieves."  It has not been recovered. The sulcata is extremely strong and destructive so Tellem thinks it won’t take the thieves long before they try to dump the animal through a quick sale.  She recommends some tactics to try and recover a purloined pet.  · Quickly post signs in the neighborhood asking if people saw the thief or his or her vehicle.  It’s easy to remember if someone saw a person carrying a huge tortoise. · Scan and other online sites where thieves might advertise a tortoise. · Post “lost pet” posters at local pet stores, animal rescues and shelters, veterinarian offices, swap meets, police departments and tortoise group meetings.  "This is a very sad trend we are seeing.  What these tortoise thieves don’t know is that - because we are overrun with them - sulcatas can be adopted from a rescue for just a small donation.  For thieves, it’s a waste of their time trying to sell a sulcata when we are up to our eyeballs in them.  On the brighter side, the rambunctious sulcatas trample plants, destroy enclosures, eat everything in sight and poop like a German Shepherd.  I think this is perfect payback for someone so mean as to steal someone’s pet.”  American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), Malibu, Calif., is a nonprofit founded in 1990 to provide for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle.  It provides permanent sanctuary to abandoned and lost tortoises, as well as those that are confiscated from law enforcement.  Celebrate World Turtle Day™ which ATR founded in 2000 each year on May 23rd. For more information, contact:  American Tortoise Rescue at; email; like on Facebook; and follow on Twitter @Tortoiserescue.                                             #      #      #

Nomination committee appointed for Electrolux Annual General Meeting 2015

In accordance with decision by the Annual General Meeting, Electrolux Nomination Committee shall consist of six members. The members should be one representative of each of the four largest shareholders in terms of voting rights that wish to participate in the committee, together with the Chairman of the Electrolux Board and one additional Board member.The members of the Nomination Committee have now been appointed based on the ownership structure as of August 29, 2014. Börje Ekholm, Investor AB, is the Chairman of the committee. The other owner representatives are Kaj Thorén, Alecta, Mathias Leijon, Nordea Investment Funds, and Marianne Nilsson, Swedbank Robur funds. The committee will also include Ronnie Leten and Torben Ballegaard Sørensen, Chairman and Director, respectively, of Electrolux.The Nomination Committee will prepare proposals for the Annual General Meeting in 2015 regarding Chairman of the Annual General Meeting, Board members, Chairman of the Board, remuneration for Board members and, to the extent deemed necessary, proposal regarding amendments of the current instruction for the Nomination Committee.Electrolux Annual General Meeting 2015 will be held on March 26 at The Brewery Conference Centre (Münchenbryggeriet), situated at Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2 in Stockholm, Sweden.Shareholders who wish to submit proposals to the Nomination Committee should send an email to

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB Nine-month report

Nine-months (1 December 2013 — 31 August 2014) · The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased in local currencies by 15 percent during the first nine months of the financial year. Converted into SEK, sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 108,775 m (92,067), an increase of 18 percent. ·  Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 18,096 m (15,189), an increase of 19 percent. The Group’s profit after tax increased to SEK 13,754 m (11,544), corresponding to SEK 8.31 (6.97) per share. Third quarter (1 June 2014 — 31 August 2014) · Well-received collections resulted in strong sales and increased market share. The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased in local currencies by 16 percent during the third quarter. Converted into SEK, sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 38,805 m (32,040), an increase of 21 percent. · Gross profit amounted to SEK 22,627 m (18,828), an increase of 20 percent. This corresponds to a gross margin of 58.3 percent (58.8). · Profit after financial items amounted to SEK 6,967 m (5,830), an increase of 20 percent. The Group’s profit after tax increased to SEK 5,296 m (4,431), an increase of 20 percent, corresponding to SEK 3.20 (2.68) per share. · H&M’s online sales in Italy and Spain, which were launched in August, have got off to a very good start. · Continued strong sales development for the other brands in the H&M Group: COS, & Other Stories, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday and H&M Home. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- · Sales in the period 1 September – 23 September 2014 increased by 7 percent in local currencies compared to the same period last year. Sales in September have so far been affected by the unusually warm weather in most markets. · H&M’s online store in China, which was launched already in September, has got off to a very good start. · Strong expansion in 2014, with approximately 375 new stores net in total.- The Philippines will become a new H&M market in October 2014. · H&M’s opening in India, planned for autumn 2014, has been postponed until 2015. In 2015 H&M will also open in South Africa, Peru, Taiwan and Macau. · H&M plans to open 8 – 10 new online markets in 2015.  Comments by Karl-Johan Persson, CEO ”We have continued to gain market share thanks to strong sales development for all our brands. We see this as proof of well-received collections. Combined with our expansion, this led to a sales increase of 21 percent in SEK in the quarter. Also the good growth in profits continued with an increase in operating profit of 20 percent - while we at the same time are in a very intensive investment phase to build an even stronger H&M. So far this year we have increased sales by 18 percent in SEK after nine months and increased operating profit by 20 percent, i.e. by almost SEK 3 billion to SEK 17.9 billion. Within online shopping, we are in the midst of an exciting expansion. This year we have opened four big new H&M online markets and next year we will open another 8 to 10 new H&M online markets. Our online openings have taken place at a rapid pace this year: France in March, Italy and Spain during August and already, in September, we have launched online sales in China. We have had a very good response from customers in all these countries. We see our online store as a very important complement to our physical stores as the online store makes it possible for us to increase our level of service and availability to our customers. Our store expansion plan for 2014 remains intact, with a planned net addition of 375 new stores. During the summer, we opened another flag ship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. In October the Philippines will become a new H&M market whereas India, which was supposed to open in the autumn, has been postponed until 2015. In 2015, we also plan to open in South Africa, Peru, Taiwan and Macau. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting autumn. Besides our store and online expansion, we are continuing to develop our customer offering including the broadening of H&M Sport and our extended shoe range, which will be available online as well as in selected stores during the autumn. In October, we will launch our new collection “H&M Conscious Denim” which is made of more sustainable materials.Part of the collection includes recycled cotton from our global “Garment Collecting” initiative, which is part of our work on closing the loop for textiles as we want to reduce the environmental impact of clothing during its life cycle.  Sustainability is important to both our customers and employees, and we are therefore using our size and influence to drive progress on both environmental and social issues. When our customers shop with us they need to feel sure that they are buying from a company that takes responsibility. We are convinced that our investments in sustainability are the right thing to do, even though it entails costs in the short term. We always take a long-term view, and we see sustainability as an investment in our common future.”  The information in this Interim Report is that which H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) is required to disclose under Sweden’s Securities Market Act. It will be released for publication at 8.00 (CET) on 25 September 2014. This Interim Report, and other information about H&M, is available at ( Contact persons Nils Vinge, IR  +46-8-796 52 50Karl-Johan Persson, CEO  +46-8-796 55 00 (switchboard)Jyrki Tervonen, CFO       +46-8-796 55 00 (switchboard)  H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ)SE-106 38 StockholmPhone: +46-8-796 55 00, Fax: +46-8-24 80 78, E-mail: info@hm.comRegistered office: Stockholm, Reg. No. 556042-7220   H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The company’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. In addition to H&M, the group includes the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday, & Other Stories as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 3,300 stores in 54 markets including franchise markets. In 2013, sales including VAT were SEK 150,090 million and the number of employees was more than 116,000. For further information, visit

TagMaster becoming partner with Axis

Stockholm, Sweden, September 25, 2014 TagMaster, the leading producer of advanced RFID products for long range vehicle identification in Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions, integrate its new reader family, XT-series, with Axis newly launched AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller. The integration of TagMaster XT-series and AXIS A1001 offers a complete physical access control system, including external gates and parking facilities.  The XT-1 Long Range solution from Tagmaster can be integrated into existing access control and facility management software and connected to AXIS A1001 to create a scalable future-proof solution. The intuitive ready-made configuration menu in XT-1 integrates in a few minutes with the A1001 Network Door Controller.     The TagMaster XT-1 reader is designed with a unique combination of high quality components and competitive price, which makes the XT-1 the most innovative reader in the market. The unique DNA of TagMaster products is characterized of long read range, long product life time and low cost of use. Its weatherproof design, with IP66 rating, ensures that the reader is an excellent choice for outdoor use as well as for indoor use. The XT-1 is an “All in One” reader with integrated antenna which makes it easy and quick to install. The built in Ethernet switch makes it easy to connect multiple readers ,makes it possibly to use software for multi-lane analysis and antipassback functionality. The XT-1 includes TagMaster´s SecureMarkID ID-tag format, which is developed to ensure that each UHF ID-tag has a unique identity, provides the highest level of security. “TagMaster is pleased and excited being part of Axis ecosystem and becoming a new technology partner. Axis has a strong partner network around the globe that we will be able to approach and we expect that this partnership will help us grow our business in medium to long term,“ said Jonas Svensson, CEO, TagMaster   About TagMaster TagMaster is an application driven technology company that develops and markets advanced radio frequency identification (RFID) products and systems for demanding environments. Business areas include Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions providing innovative applications in order to increase efficiency, security, convenience and to decrease environmental impact. TagMaster has dedicated agencies in the US and in China and exports mainly to Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners, systems integrators and distributors. TagMaster was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden. Please for more information about Tagmaster, please visit For more information, please contact;Jonas Svensson, CEOTelephone: +46 8 632 1969E-mail:

Husqvarna Group’s Capital Markets Day

At the CMD, the Group’s medium-term focus on margin recovery and profitability is reiterated. The Accelerated Improvement Program, originally presented in October 2013, addresses initiatives aimed at increasing the Group’s operating margin to 10% by 2016. In summary, the program aims at strengthening the operating margin by a substantial improvement in the gross margin, primarily through reductions of product cost and complexity as well as improving product mix by focusing on core brands and on products where the Group has leadership positions. A new brand driven organization was communicated in June 2014.The divisions, fully implemented and effective as of January 1, 2015, are being presented by the Divisional Presidents. The new organization emphasizes an increased focus on differentiated business models for the divisions, whilst still leveraging on the scale and synergies from being part of a large group. An overview of the Group’s long term direction, which prioritizes expansion and profitable growth, is also given. The Group’s financial targets are still to achieve an operating margin of more than 10% over the course of a business cycle, the seasonally adjusted net debt in relation to EBITDA should not exceed a multiple of 2.5 in the long-term, and that the dividend should normally exceed 40% of income for the year. “The Husqvarna Group has a unique set of assets; dedicated employees, strong global brands, a competitive product offering with leading global market positions, and distribution through leading retailers and dealers worldwide. We will continue to build on these strengths. Until 2016, our priority is to focus on profitability and margin by executing the Accelerated Improvement Program. The program is delivering according to plan, and has been an important driver of the positive results development in the first half of the year. On a longer term, we will gradually shift our focus towards profitable growth. The new brand driven organization is an important proactive move in preparing ourselves for future growth,” says Kai Wärn, President and CEO of Husqvarna Group.


“It will be a perfect mix of knowledge and entertainment. We will hear some of the best speakers in the business talking about the hottest subjects, such as eHealth, Virtual Reality and IT in school, just to name a few. We are also glad to have the best live band on the Nordic IT scene, HEO, on stage together with Dregen ( They will raise the roof,” says Peter Häggström Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications at HiQ. During the autumn, the Knowledge Bar comes to Gothenburg, Linköping, Malmö, Karlskrona, Västerås, Stockholm and Helsinki. The theme this year is  ”A better life by technology”, an area in which HiQ is a passionate specialist. The guests will also be entertained by, for example, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, top-class dancers and HiQ’s own band HEO, as well as rock star Dregen, with whom HiQ has worked for many years. “The Knowledge Bar started around 15 years ago as a simple client pub in HiQ’s office. The development since then has been really amazing. Today, it’s one of the biggest events on the IT scene and attracts thousands of guests. The Knowledge Bar is an amazing opportunity for us to share our know-how and treat our guests to a really fun evening,” says Lars Stugemo, President and CEO of HiQ. Keep up with the buzz and join the discussion with the hashtag #kunskapsbaren ( For more information, please contact: Lars Stugemo, President and CEO, HiQ, tel +46 8 588 90 000 Peter Häggström Lindecrantz, Head of Corporate Communications, HiQ, tel. +46 704 200 103

Acquisition strengthens Beijer Ref’s position in Germany

The Swedish refrigeration group, Beijer Ref, is acquiring the net assets in Grün Großhandel für Kälte- und Klimazubehör, which operates in the German refrigeration wholesale market. Grün was founded in 2009 and has since established a stable operation with sales of approximately SEK 25M. ”Germany continues to be a very interesting growth market in which Beijer Ref is gradually developing an increasingly strong position. Grün will be a valuable addition in the German market thanks to its excellent geographic location in Stuttgart and an operation which fits Beijer Ref’s profile within both refrigeration wholesale trading and comfort cooling”, says Per Bertland, CEO of Beijer Ref. Beijer Ref established an operation in Germany in 2011. With its acquisition of Grün, the Group will have operations in Düsseldorf, Nuremberg, Munich, Leipzig and Stuttgart. Sales in the German market are increasing strongly and the acquisition is fully compatible with Beijer Ref’s growth strategy in Germany. The company will be integrated into Beijer Ref and is estimated to provide a strengthened market position and cost synergies through co-ordination with Beijer’s existing operation in Germany. Grün’s management will continue to take an active part in the company. The acquisition is deemed to have a marginally positive effect on Beijer Ref’s net income. The company will be included in Beijer Ref’s accounts from October 2014. Malmö, 25 September 2014 Beijer Ref AB (publ) For further information, please contact:Per Bertland, CEOTelephone +46 40-35 89 00Mobile +46 705-98 13 73 orJonas Lindqvist, CFOTelephone +46 40-35 89 00Mobile +46 705-90 89 04 Beijer Ref is a technology-oriented trading Group which, through added-value products, offers competitive solutions for its customers within refrigeration and climate control.

The SCRO grants Transcom permission to implement the re-domiciliation merger

Luxembourg, 25 September 2014 – The Swedish Companies Registration Office (the "SCRO") has today granted Transcom permission to implement the merger plan which will execute the re-domiciliation of the parent company of the Transcom Group from Luxembourg to Sweden as previously announced. As the re-domiciliation and merger have now been approved by Transcom’s shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting held on 4 September 2014 and the SCRO has granted the above-mentioned permission to implement the merger, the re-domiciliation and merger remain conditional primarily upon NASDAQ OMX Stockholm approving to admit the ordinary shares of Transcom WorldWide AB to trading. The process of preparing for the implementation of the re-domiciliation and the merger is progressing according to plan. The current indicative time table is as follows: · 24 November 2014 – expected last day of trading in the SDRs of Transcom WorldWide S.A. on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. · 26 November 2014 – expected day for final SCRO registration of the merger, meaning inter alia that this day is also the record day for determining who is entitled to receive merger consideration in the form of ordinary shares issued by the new Swedish parent company Transcom WorldWide AB (publ). · 28 November 2014 – expected first day of trading in the ordinary shares of Transcom WorldWide AB on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm (under ticker TWW). During the period 25-27 November 2014, there will be a necessary trading halt, as no trading will be possible in the SDRs of Transcom WorldWide S.A. during those three days, nor in the ordinary shares of Transcom WorldWide AB. As previously announced, a 1:50 reverse split of the ordinary shares of Transcom WorldWide AB (publ) is intended to be executed shortly after the implementation of the re-domiciliation, whereby 50 existing ordinary shares will become one (1) new share of the same class. More information on the reverse split, including as regards the handling of fractions of shares, will follow as soon as possible. The intended last day of trading before the reverse split is 10 December 2014, and the intended first day of trading following the reverse split is 11 December 2014. Please note that the dates given above are all indicative, and that confirmations or changes to those dates will be communicated as soon as possible. For additional details on the re-domiciliation of the parent company of the Transcom Group from Luxembourg to Sweden, please refer to Transcom’s website at Transcom WorldWide S.A. has been listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since September 6, 2001. A large majority of Transcom’s shareholders are based in Sweden and the share of the company’s capital that is held by shareholders in Sweden amounts to approximately 80 percent. For further information, please contact: Johan Eriksson, President and CEOTelephone +46 70 776 80 22 Pär Christiansen, CFOTelephone +46 70 776 80 16 Stefan Pettersson, Head of Group CommunicationsTelephone +46 70 776 80 88

Bude For Food Nailed It But This Is Just The Start

As the sun bled its neon line into another horizon, drawing a close to the town's highly successful event, many people were able to avoid thinking of bleak poverty. In fact, statistics from Eurostat recently demonstrated that average wages in the Duchy now stand at just £14,300 a year. This compares to a national average of £23,300. Due to increases in cost of living, people in Cornwall have less spending power than Eastern Bloc countries such as Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania and Hungary. An intense marketing campaign headed by tireless committee members and excited festival goers made #BudeForFood go viral; trending on twitter. Michelin star chefs were tweeting about it, Charlie 'Long Way Round' Boorman was tweeting about it and for 2 days Bude loomed large on the radar. The buzz throughout the town was tangible; unrivalled by even its annual jazz festival. Fostering a real community feel, members of the Bude & North Cornwall community came together to celebrate their unique town and all it has to offer. Michelin star chef, Paul Ainsworth, from Number 6 Padstow, recent winner of the Great British Menu and in The Good Food Guide's Top 50 Restaurants gave a live demonstration. He said, "Bude for food is incredible. I’ve done my fair share of festivals and you guys have nailed it, it’s just brilliant. The people involved and all the community should be incredibly proud. We’ve only got it quite big in Padstow which is an established town so to do something like this for your first one has blown me away, it’s brilliant" Young people from CATS (Community Action Through Sport) and CATS Youth Hub; plus the Bude scouts; who worked under the fantastic lead of Annie Winsland (CATS), Skip (Bude scouts), and the amazing Patrick Frost of Integer training, Bude; helped coordinate and steward the festival. Integer are a national provider of vocational training who helped lead and train a team of young volunteers in events, stewarding and security; empowering young people and adults by building up new skills and confidence, and in some cases gaining qualifications and free training at the festival, in the events sector. Bude For Food is more than just a fantastic festival in Cornwall. Its objectives are to put Bude on the map, not just for great food; but as a year round destination. Increasing tourism; extending the season; creating employment and effectively developing the local economy, as part of a grass roots initiative by the community, for the community; are some of the bigger issues raised by the festival. Its focus now is on creating a wealth of new opportunities and pathways to employment, education and training; using events and activities to promote and develop workshops and training placements. These will benefit sectors as diverse as hospitality and media;  horticulture and community development; and many other careers. Work within local schools aims to bring Bude together to create a new local network of action; promoting education and information around good food, food provenance, health and wellbeing, and sustainability. As well as promoting great food, their aim is to develop further activities that help tackle local issues in a fun, informal and engaging way. These include food poverty, food equality, training, education and employment. Currently wages in the area are  around 36% lower than the EU average with many families having low aspirations. Events such as this pull the community together and inspire young people to seek careers that support them. Martin Dorey, the Camper Van Cook (BBC2) will be leading a Wild Food Weekend from 23-25 May 2015. To stay up to date with all related events, subscribe to the Bude for Food newsletter at ENDS

Campaign to get Dance on the School Curriculum Spurred on by Darcey Bussell and Michael Flatley

Superstars of the ballet and Irish dance scene, Darcey Bussell and Michael Flatley, are supporting a national campaign to get dance on the school curriculum.  The duo are setting their sights of Westminster, to put pressure on David Cameron to get dance taught in schools regularly rather than being restricted to after school clubs.  As it stands in the UK, only certain schools offer dance lessons or extra-curricular activities in different styles of dance.  With funding to the arts constantly being tightened, and a stronger emphasis placed on academic subjects, it is no wonder many schools don’t offer dance on the curriculum.  Strictly Come Dancing judge and former prima ballerina Bussell is pushing the campaign, and has voiced her desire to speak to the government about it. The proven benefits of teaching dance to children include enhanced motor skills and memory, and a chance to improve creativity and important social skills.  While ballet is still respected and considered a high art, ballerinas such as Darcey Bussell want dance to be more accessible to everyone; not just those whose parents can afford private dance schools.  Children and teenagers can be taught a variety of styles in school, including interpretative and contemporary dance and choreography and improvisation.  Out of all the artistic subjects, dance seems to be taught less than drama, art and music. Lynn Beaumont, founder of (, said, “We think it’s great that highly respected figures in the public eye are lobbying for performing arts subjects to be included in the school curriculum.  Dance is often wrongly overlooked as a useful subject, and it’s important that it’s accessible to all children.  However, we have seen campaigns like this before and unfortunately there is probably little chance of any changes under this government.  Hopefully one day things will change, and the UK’s education system will one day value dance and other creative subjects.  Until then, parents will have to look elsewhere to ensure their children’s artistic needs are met.  Thankfully I know there are hundreds of top quality performing arts schools all over the UK, which deliver fantastic lessons for children of all ages.” is the leading online resource for families interested in local performing arts classes.  Listing dance and drama schools across the UK, parents simply type in an area or postcode and can be connected to an array of drama classes for kids (  Additionally, the website features a host of free advice and information, and all the latest news from the performing arts world. The performing arts school directory is so much more than a listing website – it is also designed to help teachers and academies, with a plethora of free resources available 24/7.  It even hosts a job board for stage schools to recruit the best local talent, and advice for parents about casting children in professional roles. Until Darcey Bussell and Michael Flatley succeed in their quest, is on hand to give children and adults access to top quality dance classes, singing lessons and acting lessons. For more information about the drama class directory, visit

Maxell Kuma Premium Headphones can daisy-chain Tunes with Music Share

London, UK, September 25th, 2014 – Maxell announced the launch of its Kuma Premium Headphones which feature a unique and fun way to share music from a single source. The Kuma headphones feature an extra headphone jack, at the bottom of the ear cup, so multiple Kuma owners can daisy chain up to seven headphones together. Even regular headphone owners can join in, by plugging in to the spare 3.5mm port. Maxell has a reputation for offering high quality, feature-rich products, so the Kuma headphones offer more than the unique Music Share feature. They deliver the superb audio performance and impressive value for money that Maxell customers have come to expect. The stylish on-ear design offers a distinctive look, and a comfortable ultra-soft cushioned headband and ear pads. The Kuma headphones are compatible with most smartphones. They include an In-line microphone with which you can answer your phone calls and remotely control music playback. The Maxell Kuma headphones are available in stylish black and red or white and red, and all feature a sleek metallic finish. Specifications: · Impedance 32Ω +/- 15% at 1kHz · Sensitivity 103 +/- 3dB at 1kHz · Maximum Input 2000mW · Cable Type Detachable Cable · Driver 40mm · Channel Balance +/- 3dB · Rated Input 30mW · Frequency Response 20 – 20kHz · Plug 3.5mm Straight Plug · Cord Length 1.2m · Microphone Yes · Net Weight 220 Price and Availability Available in black/red or white/red from for £45.00

Loomis releases new financial targets

Today Loomis AB (publ) is having a Capital Markets Day (“CMD”) in London with the theme “Growing revenues but maintaining our focus on earnings and margins”. The management team will during the CMD exemplify growth potential and margin improvement initiatives and scenarios to support new financial targets. In 2010 the most important target of reaching 10 per cent operating margin (EBITA)1)by 2014 at the latest was set. The company is now very close to this target and has therefore decided to set new financial targets to illustrate the next step in Loomis development during 2014-2017. New Financial Targets for Loomis 2014-2017 +------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+|Target |New 2014-2017 |Old 2010-2014 |+------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+|Revenue |SEK 17 bn by 2017 |No revenue target |+------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+|Operating margin (EBITA)|10-12% |10% by 2014 at the latest|+------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+|Debt Gearing |Max 3.0 net debt/EBITDA2)|Max 2.5 net debt/EBITDA |+------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+|Dividend |40-60% of net income |40-60% of net income |+------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------+ President and CEO, Jarl Dahlfors comments “Loomis has since the IPO in 2008 focused on improving quality in the business and increasing the operating margin. The company has now a high quality business with an operating margin of close to 10 per cent. Continuous margin improvements will remain an important focus within our company and we believe there are still opportunities to improve the operating margin further. The new target of an expected operating margin of 10-12 per cent indicates that increased growth might hold back continuous margin improvements. Loomis has a strong platform and is now ready for an increased focus on growth that mainly will come from three areas; 1. Continued CMS outsourcing primarily in the US, 2. Add-on services to existing and new customers, for example Loomis SafePoint and International Services, and 3. Acquisitions. Acquisitions can affect our third target - Debt Gearing. Raising the maximum level to 3.0 gives us headroom for taking advantage of opportunities that meet our acquisition criteria. Our history shows that we have had continuous EBITA improvements, increased cash flow and stable capital expenditures. Our ambition is to keep that trend going forward and that enables us to keep our dividend policy of a yearly dividend 40-60% of net income. All in all, this brings exciting opportunities for the next step in Loomis’s history and I am looking forward to continue to develop the company to even greater success in the future.” Web cast To follow the Capital Markets Day via web cast, please follow this link ( The link is also available at our website, 1) Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Amortization of acquisition-related intangible fixed assets, Acquisition-related costs and revenue and Items affecting comparability. 2) Earnings Before Depreciation, Interest, Taxes, Amortization of acquisition-related intangible fixed assets, Acquisition-related costs and revenue and Items affecting comparability. 25.09.2014

Buy Time Live Life Helps Businesses Reward Employees and Clients with More Time to Live Life to the Full

With the Christmas season fast approaching, the UK’s leading concierge and lifestyle management provider is urging London businesses to take advantage of its first rate BUYTIME services. With the ability to choose from pre-set or tailor made packages, Buy Time Live Life ( is the perfect way to reward employees and clients with the invaluable gift of time.  Whether purchased as a staff Christmas bonus or as a unique holiday gift for important clients, a time schemes incentive from Buy Time Live Life is the ideal way to say ‘thank you’ this festive season. Michelle, Marketing Director for Buy Time Live Life said, “Our service is all about convenience and offering people a helping hand when they need it the most. With the hectic festive season fast approaching, the time of year has never been better for businesses to give employees and clients the gift of time.”    According to a plethora of insider studies, recognising and rewarding employees for their hard work is an integral part of boosting productivity and encouraging a good work ethic. Thank you gifts and generous gestures are also an effective way to retain clients and ensure return business. Rather than present employees and clients with generic hampers or impersonal gift vouchers, Buy Time Live Life provides them with extra hours when they’re needed the most. As one of the fastest paced cities on the planet, Christmas in London can be overwhelmingly hectic. And as the month of December draws increasingly closer, businesses and households are faced with a sudden influx of festive preparation. From assembling Christmas trees and hanging decorations to personal gift shopping and wrapping up presents, festive ‘to do’ lists can soon get out of hand – at home and at the office. Buy Time Live Life is helping ease the stress with its fantastic selection of BUYTIME options that make life that little bit easier. From just £8 an hour, recipients will love an array of services within the Lifestyle Cove including personal shopping, party planning and mobile beauty. From just £12 an hour, Home Bay packages help busy Londoners run Christmas errands, shop for festive groceries and keep the house looking spick and span. For corporate clients, a Buy Time Live Life Business Harbour gift voucher ( is just the ticket. From £14 per hour, businesses can give valued clients the chance to save time on staff recruitment, event management, organising corporate hospitality and more.  Kirsty from Galewest Investments said, “We were delighted with the Christmas tree installation and decorating service provided by BTLL. Our tree was beautifully decorated; the handmade ornaments crafted to match our colour scheme were a particularly nice touch. Very happy with their customer service, we will most certainly use their services again." In return for valued custom, Buy Time Live Life is giving clients its very own Christmas gift. For every service purchased through the BUYTIME scheme, customers will earn reward points which can be redeemed at London’s prestigious Cornithia Hotel Spa. With massages, steam rooms and Jacuzzi sessions galore, there’s simply no better way to rejuvenate after a busy December period. For more information about Buy Time Live Life and to find out more about purchasing its popular time gift vouchers for the exciting new lifestyle management service, visit the website: Facebook: Twitter: - CREATIVE AGENCY LAUNCHES WEBSITE - SEPTEMBER 2014

Agency105 are launching their brand new website this week A collective of 12 UK based creatives whose eclectic portfolios span Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Photography, Pop culture, Music, Media & entertainment. Also launching, the 2014 Agency105 Entertainment Solutions brochure aimed at the events industry. Agency105 was created over a year ago to house a core group of regular collaborators who come together to share their talent on projects. A make up designer, an Illustrator, a fashion designer/stylist, Hair designer, songwriters, producers & creative directors. The creatives are available to book as individual talents, or can be enlisted as a team to work on creative projects, advertising campaigns, live events & music from conception to completion. Included amongst the creatives is Creative Director, Christopher Manoe, who founded the UK's number 1 commercial talent agencies Dancers Inc. & Singers Inc. Manoe also enjoys credits as a writer/director with four West End credits to his name. The enigmatic Mrs Jones who created Kylie's iconic white catsuit and includes Katy Perry, Madonna, Goldfrapp & Rihanna amongst her esteemed clients. Elizabeth Honan is current Creative Director/choreographer for UK's female pop sensation, 'Little Mix' and is well known long creative association with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini including her debut single 'Fight for this Love' and her recent L'Oreal campaign. Agency105 pledges to keep this unique group of creatives as a small concentrated collective. 'We appreciate and respect each other’s talent and have enjoyed getting to know how we all like to work and interact. We are not looking to seek out other creatives for representation, but instead work on the family like atmosphere we currently enjoy and nurture the talent we have grown organically...' Recent clients include: The Brit Awards, MasterCard, Jaguar Landrover, Little Mix, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Clothes Show Live, ITV. 12 Creatives List - Jo Sugar (Make-up Designer) Mrs Jones (Fashion Designer/Stylist) Colin Rozee (Screen Visual Director/ Producer) Saks Art Team 9 (Hair Design Team) Elizabeth Honan (Creative Director/ Choreographer) Christopher Manoe (Writer/ Creative Director/ Producer) Nik Pate (Photographer/Designer) Ben Jones (Illustrator/Designer) Kay & Queen (Choreographic Duo) Mark Topham (Songwriter/ Record Producer) Douglas Mills (Director/Choreographer) Desmond Lambert (Sound Design) Agency105 Offices are based in Shoreditch, East London Monthly blog goes live on Wednesday 1st October 2015 Agency105 Entertainment Solutions Brochure available for download here:

Iveco Bus to supply Deutsche Bahn with up to 710 Crossway buses

25 September, 2014 Germany's largest bus transport company, DB FuhrparkService GmbH, has signed a framework agreement with Iveco Bus for the supply of suburban buses. Under this agreement, DB Regio has commissioned 400 Crossway and Crossway LE (Low Entry) buses, which will be delivered in 2015 and 2016. In addition to this agreement is the option for 310 additional vehicles to be delivered in 2017 and 2018. Determining factors in favour of this most recent order included the advantageous total cost of ownership (TCO) and reliability of the Crossway vehicles which are already a part of the current DB fleet. “We are very proud to have the renewed confidence of Deutsche Bahn, which is further demonstrated by this significant order for our best-seller Crossway bus”, said Sylvain Blaise, Head of Global Bus at CNH Industrial. DB Regio Bus is responsible for operating Deutsche Bahn’s regional bus routes and suburban transport operations. It has a network of 22 bus companies and a stake in more than 70 private and municipal public-transport entities in Germany. “We carry about two million passengers a day in our buses. These customers are going to benefit directly from our investment. We are offering them vehicles that are modern, environmentally friendly and safe”, says Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman & CEO of Deutsche Bahn. Customers, drivers and passengers will benefit from the new model thanks to its improved visibility, lower internal noise levels, storage space and a more comfortable EBSF/VDV environment. The Euro VI-compliant Crossway LE series features new, wider doors. Its EBSF/VDV driver's workplace meets international standards, providing increased comfort, accessibility and safety. It guarantees that, regardless which vehicle type, drivers will always find the controls and switches in the same place and experience the same ergonomic qualities. The entire Crossway range benefits from fuel efficient engines with HI-SCR. This after treatment system functions without the use of EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) and carries a significant advantage in weight reduction and compactness for easy maintenance. The very first Crossway Euro VI for Deutsche Bahn, with a newly driver’s workspace developed according to VDV standards, had its world premiere on the Iveco stand at the IAA show in Hanover. Picture captions : 1/ The signing of the agreement between DB and Iveco Bus took place in the presence of Mr. Michael Hahn (DB Regio, Senior Vice President Bus) on the right and Sylvain Blaise, Head of Global Bus at CNH Industrial. 2/ The first Crossway LE for DB on display on the Iveco stand at the IAA show in Hanover. Iveco Bus Iveco Bus is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a global leader in capital goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Borsa Italiana in Milan. A major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe, Iveco Bus designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators: -      school, intercity and tourism coaches (Crossway and Magelys) -      standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions, with a strong leadership in clean technologies such as CNG and Hybrids (Urbanway and Crealis) -      minibuses for all passenger transport missions (Daily) -      different chassis for bodybuilders. Iveco Bus employs over 5,000 people across two production units, in Annonay, France and in Vysoké Myto, Czech Republic. Both factories were awarded the bronze medal in 2013 following their WCM (World Class Manufacturing) audits, an international methodology for managing manufacturing processes according to best standards worldwide. The extensive Iveco Bus and Iveco service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work. For more on Iveco visit: more on CNH Industrial visit: For further information, please contact: IVECO BUS Press RelationsNicolas TELLIERTel + 33 1 30 66 81 46Mobile + 33 6 86 45 89 56E-mail: ref: IVECO 14040 2535/14

Spread Betting Service Offers Tight Spreads for Seasoned Traders

Core Spreads, the independent low-cost financial spread bet platform (, offers tight spreads to ensure its clients get better value for money when trading the markets online. The slick, streamlined trading provider is encouraging more experienced traders to take advantage of its tight spreads as a way to cut their cost of trading today.  Users can trade the UK100 index from 0.8pts and Wall Street for 1pt. But why does this matter? Any trader who has been spread betting over a lengthy period knows that the wider the spread, the higher the transaction cost. This can result in a significant difference when the total profits and losses come to be tallied at the end of the month.  Table: Summary of Spreads on Popular Securities by Provider Core SpreadEx IG City Index* ETX** CMC*** Capital Spreads SpreadsUK100 0.80 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00Germany 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.0030France 0.80 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.0040Wall 1.00 1.00 1.80 1.00 1.00 1.40 1.00Street30EUR/USD 0.70 1.00 0.80 1.00 0.70 0.99 1.00EUR/GBP 0.80 2.00 1.00 1.00 1.50 1.13 0.80GBP/USD 0.90 2.00 1.00 2.00 0.90 1.13 1.80USD/JPY 0.70 2.00 0.80 1.00 0.90 0.86 0.80Gold 0.40 0.70 0.50 0.30* 0.40 0.40 0.40 Table sources: As displayed in the Market Information sections of,,,, and on 12/09/2014. *City Index excludes underlying market spread on Gold. **ETX’s spreads are displayed as ‘spreads from’. ***CMC’s FX and commodity spreads published are their typical spreads. All spreads displayed are for Daily Funded Bets (“DFBs”) assuming a trader is trading at 3pm BST on a Monday. Spreads displayed are subject to rounding and can change without notice. A spokesman for Core Spreads says, “The market is currently saturated with providers that are attempting to appeal to every demographic, from the plucky beginner to the seasoned expert. At Core Spreads, we know our client – the experienced trader, ready to bring their edge to our platform and trade for less. We don’t spend our time and overhead on product add-ons which are only used by a fraction of the client base. Instead, we pass these savings onto experienced clients via the tighter spread.” The unbundled business model that Core Spreads abides by focuses on doing the essentials well – there are no distractions and no excess noise, so the site can offer some of the most competitive tight spreads around on a permanent basis. Responsible traders get the benefit of low cost spread betting and great value on over a thousand markets. Core Spreads doesn’t offer analyst reports or learn-to-trade tutorials – Core Spreads is for the trader who wants to reap the benefits of a streamlined, stripped-back service. New clients are also eligible for a bonus when they sign up and start trading the tight, fixed spreads on offer: Core Spreads will increase the first month’s net deposit by 10% (to a maximum of £10,000 – terms and conditions apply) to ensure that all traders get the very best out of spread betting with the fuss-free provider. To learn more, try a one click demo or start trading go to Don’t fear risk, understand it.  Financial spread bets are leveraged products, which means you could lose more than your initial deposit.  Full risk warning (

Launch of UAE’s Largest Interior Search Portals Takes Design World By Storm – Welcome Interior Hunt!

Interior design fanatics now have a place to call ‘home’ in the online sphere, as the UAE’s largest interior search portal launches. Interior Hunt ( is a huge database packed full of interior inspiration and design know-how, where anyone can interact with companies and brands to source the products that will make any house feel more like a home. The portal combines search with social networking, so Interior Hunt users can like and comment on the interior ideas that really catch their eye, and chat with the companies that manufacture or sell certain products. For those who want their home to be a haven of uniquely sourced items and one-of-a-kind furniture, Interior Hunt is a real treasure trove. And with an app set to launch and a quarterly magazine set to be distributed across the UAE, the site is set to become the #1 destination for all things interior design. Jai Rangwani, Founder of the interior search portal ( says, “With more than 1,000 companies already signed up and a booming portfolio packed with inspirational interior and beautiful design ideas, we’re thrilled to be launching Interior Hunt to the public. Users can pick up ideas and use the site as their muse for a renovation at home, or they can interact with companies and brands themselves, putting together a selection of unforgettable pieces that will certainly make an impression on house guests.” Everything on the site is organised by categories – so users can sort and filter the items that they’re searching for. They can choose to filter by room, so all bathroom or kitchen accessories appear, or they can narrow down the search further by searching for living room tables, bathroom mirrors or office shelving. There are sections for flooring and wall covers, and even an outdoor section for balconies, decks and gardens. All of the items come from elite and luxury brands based in the UAE – so users won’t come across any mass-manufactured flat-pack furniture on Interior Hunt! The site also features an area where professionals and experts can pass on their advice, or answer any interior design questions that users may have. Whether users want to know which colours work best in a Moroccan-themed living space, or whether they’re trying to discover the best way to maintain a walnut side table, the ‘Pro’s Advice’ section is teeming with tips and handy hints that will turn any amateur into a savvy interior expert. If an interior design job is a little more extensive than simply choosing a pretty lamp and hanging some new wallpaper, there are also contractors and service providers listed on the site. From project management teams and architects to specialists in ergonomic working solutions and contract cleaners, Interior Hunt offers a comprehensive catalogue of solutions for those who need work done at their home.  For more information about Interior Hunt, please visit the website:

ReadSoft to debut latest release of AP workflow automation at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

ReadSoft enhanced the functionality of PROCESSIT to better serve the unique needs of Oracle E-Business Suite organizations. End-users can expect the same seamless integration between Oracle E-Business Suite and ReadSoft applications, through expanded compatibility that now includes Oracle E-Business Suite 12.3 and Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. In addition, PROCESSIT provides end-users with greater efficiency, flexibility, and control through new features, such as:  · Auto-matching rules for improved straight-through processing · Capability to display and update user-defined fields · Batch line upload for processing via Microsoft Excel spreadsheet “We implement our technology at Oracle E-Business Suite organizations all over the world,” says Per Åkerberg, President and CEO of ReadSoft. “Each time we see first-hand what works well, and we adapt and refine our offering to align with our customers’ evolving needs and the continuous evolution of the Oracle product. In this way, our Oracle customers have a direct line into product development, and they continue to maximize the value from their existing Oracle investments. Oracle OpenWorld is the perfect venue for an exchange of this kind of exciting innovation, and we’re thrilled to be an active participant.” Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference attendees from organizations that could benefit from streamlining invoice processing inside Oracle E-Business Suite can view the latest functionality of PROCESSIT at the ReadSoft booth (#1031, Moscone South).  All products, company or service names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their registered owners. ReadSoft may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on September 25, 2014 at 14:00 CET.  

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic and "Swing with the Legends" Golf Classic to Palm Coast, FL

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic on Saturday, September 27th, 2014. The free baseball clinic features Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Following the clinic there will be a legends celebrity game. The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will also host a “Swing with the Legends” celebrity golf tournament. The event will feature Hall of Famers, former MLB All-Stars, World Series champions and other alumni players. A celebrity dinner will take place on Sunday, September 28th and the golf tournament will take place on Monday, September 29th. Proceeds from this event will benefit KinderVision and the MLBPAA. Alumni players attending* the event include Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers, two-time World Series champion Jim Leyritz and two-time All-Star Darrell Evans, as well as Travis Baptist, Butch Benton, Greg Blosser, Joe Boever, John Castino, Jason Childers, Denny Doyle, Tim Foli, Rich Folkers, John Frascatore, Mike Heath, Andy McGaffigan, Ted Power, Steve Ratzer, Jason Romano, Jim Rooker, Bill Stein, John Stephens, Bob Stinson, Anthony Telford, Jon Warden and Mark Whiten. The clinic and celebrity game will take place at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, home of the Daytona Cubs, located at 105 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. The clinic will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance, followed by the legends game at 5:00 p.m. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. The celebrity dinner will be hosted by The Club at Hammock Beach, located at 200 Ocean Crest Dr., Palm Coast, FL 32137. Dinner programming will take place on Sunday, September 28th at 5:00 p.m. The golf event the next day will be hosted by the Ocean Course at Hammock Beach, located at 105 16th Rd. E, Palm Coast, FL 32137. The tournament will begin with registration at 8:00 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m., followed by an awards luncheon at 2:00 p.m. For more information regarding either event, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at or visit *Attendees subject to change About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

Tablet Fever Takes Over – Join The Revolution With MOAB: Mother Of All Batteries

Tablet fever has taken over and shows no sign of slowing, with reports predicting that sales of the devices are set to grow another 25% in 2015 – that’s an estimated 321m units expected to fly off the shelves in a year. For the millions of regular tablet users, battery life is one of the most important considerations when choosing a device, but it no longer needs to be an issue - step forward MOAB, Mother Of All Batteries, ready to ensure that tablets will keep going for longer than ever.   The MOAB is a dynamic new portable charging device that can charge up to four USB mobile devices at once – making it a must-have for all tablet users that rely on their device to navigate everyday life. Plug-and-play functionality and a lightweight construction weighing in at just 1.65lbs mean that the MOAB has become the key accessory for all tablet users hoping to get a little more power from their device. Michael Collier, VP of Sales and Marketing at MOAB Power, the team behind the portable battery, says, “Tablets are a great midpoint between laptops and smartphones – they’re ideal for watching movies, video chatting with friends, working on-the-go or playing high-definition games. But with such high-powered, multifunctional devices, battery life can be negligible, cutting many users short just as they’re about to send an important email or beat their own high score on a game.” He adds, “The MOAB is a must-have gadget for all tablet users, giving them a necessary boost of power wherever they are. With a huge 100kWh of battery capacity and the ability to charge up to four devices at any one time, the MOAB is the perfect charging accessory to power the tablet revolution!” The MOAB is packed with impressive features to further convince tablet users. A 5-LED charge indicator keeps users on top of the charging status, and a power-saving switch ensures that not a single drop of energy is wasted when the charging process is complete. The battery pack is USB-compatible, meaning it can be used with a multitude of today’s most popular tablet devices, from the Kindle Fire to the Samsung Galaxy Tab. At an introductory price of just $199, the MOAB is an essential resource for millions of tablet users, whether they use their device for leisure or business. Whether commuting to work, catching up with friends or sitting in a meeting, the charger can be used to give devices a much-needed power boost without access to a power socket. The launch of the MOAB is giving tablets a new lease of life – for more information, or to pre-order your device today, visit the website:

More than 8 out of 10 smartphone users have had their battery run out at an inconvenient moment

According to the survey, the proportion of Swedish consumers who use a smartphone and/or a tablet on a regular basis is 91%1(77% US1.1). The results also show that many find their mobile battery runs out in environments where they don’t have access to a wall socket or electrical outlet. Around a quarter2 of the consumers in the survey stated that they often have this problem, with around another 30%2saying that it occurs now and then. The problem of a mobile/tablet running out of power is greatest among people under the age of 35. myFC also asked about the need for a portable charger that doesn’t require access to a power socket, such as a solar charger or fuel cell charger. The results show that more people feel the need for such a device than currently have a problem with their mobile running out of power. According to the survey, 8 out of 10 people see a need for this type of product3. At the same time, only a small proportion state that they currently own a portable charger of any kind. This indicates that there is considerable market potential for this product category. The results of the survey were very similar among Swedish and American consumers. The American market, however, proved to be more developed than the Swedish market when it came to already using mobile charging solutions. “The survey shows that the charging problem is in fact more widespread than we previously thought. We can also see that the charging problem is felt most strongly among younger people, where the demand for high-performance devices and rapid data transfer is, and probably always will be, at its greatest. This creates a need for minimum ‘plug time’ plus mobile charging away from fixed power sources. “It is forecast that over 6 billion smartphones and tablets will be sold between 2013 and 2015. Since only a small proportion of consumers currently have a portable charger, we see enormous sales potential in a charger that generates its own electricity. “myFC’s task is now even clearer – to develop the right charging product, at the right price and with the right type of fuel to resolve the future battery problems of these users,”says Björn Westerholm, CEO of myFC. Footnotes: See references to graphs from YouGov below The survey was conducted by market research company YouGov. Between 18 July and 3 August 2014, a total of 1,515 (Sweden) and 1,597 (US) CAWI interviews were conducted with men and women aged 18–64 who are users of smartphones and/or tablets. For reference material on the facts in the text, see the graphs from YouGov below.For additional extracts from the survey, please contact: My Ernevi, Marketing Executive, For further information, please contact: Björn Westerholm, CEO: +46 (0)706 56 20 07,

Football collection, a complete Who’s Who of Manchester United

The Grantham saleroom of Golding Young & Mawer will play host to an outstanding collection of football books, ephemera and autographs on October 1st, 2014.  The single-owner collection, which relates primarily to Manchester United, is of exceptional quality and will attract bidders from across the globe. Manchester United’s Old Trafford has seen a wealth of talent grace the hallowed turf.  From a chap called Beckham to footballing greats such as Johnny Giles, George Best, Pat Crerand and Bobby Charlton.  The collection features these and other Manchester United players of any merit between 1968 and 2005. The vendor has been a life-long supporter of Manchester United since the age of 13.  He has been attending the games for over 40 years and during that time has amassed this truly unique collection. “I started to take a couple of books to every game I went to, so I could get past and present Manchester United football players to sign them.  If I saw anyone of interest, such as Sir Tom Finney or Kevin Keegan, I would get them to sign the books also.”  Stated the vendor, who wishes to remain anonymous.  “I was fortunate to attend a tribute dinner dance for Nobby Stiles.  Also attending were the Manchester United European Cup winning side from 1968 and the 1966 England World Cup team.  Many of the autographs on the menus and books are from these footballing greats. Saleroom manager Andrew Doubleday said:  “The beauty of this collection is its thoroughness. Thumbing through the various dinner menus, books and records – all comprehensively signed - one can see there is something for all fans of all eras of the great game; from the general football fan, the diehard United supporter or those who claim Best was BEST.” The dinner menu is in A1 condition and features autographs from some of the big names of sport history; Crerand, Banks, Cohen, Hunt, Hurst and Kidd, Norman Whiteside, Alex Ferguson, Shay Brennan, Kevin Moran as well as a host of others.  The menu comes with 4 plain menus and two tickets, rare in itself, but unique with these signatures.  Also included are single books which appear with over 170 autographs on them, programmes too numerous to mention, books and guides. Grantham resident valuer Craig Bewick said: “It is just what people want; a complete and thorough who’s who of Manchester United, plentiful and in excellent condition.  This collection really is in a Champions League all by itself.” The public will be able to view the football collection between 10am and 4pm on 30th September.  The sale starts at The Grantham Auction Rooms on 1stOctober. The sale catalogue will be online at

Eaton Offers the Perfect Package with its i-on16 kits

Eaton Offers the Perfect Package with its i-on16 kits MITCHELDEAN … Power management company Eaton today announced the availability of a new range of specially configured kits from its security business, which are based around its proven i-on16 radio intruder alarm control panel. Designed to provide installers with all the equipment needed for a diverse range of applications, the kits are available in four variants - Essential, Audible, Communicating or Complete. Reliable, robust and cost effective, the i-on16 is a PD6662:2010 Grade 2 solution and features 16 radio zones that utilise Eaton’s combined dual diversity antenna system. Uniquely, i-on16 provides radio outputs as standard, which means that end users can benefit from wire-free automation of their lighting, gates and power. Furthermore, it uses remote keypads that, as well as being more secure, allow for cleaner and more discreet installations. i-on16 has recently been upgraded to support wired inputs, meaning this hybrid system now offers even greater flexibility than before. As its name suggests, the Essential kit offers all the basic equipment needed for an installation and is comprised of  an i-on16 control panel, a KEY-KPZ01 keypad with two wired zones, a 734r radio door contact, three XCELRPT radio pet tolerant PIRs and five PROXTAGPK5 proximity tags. The Audible kit adds a 760es two-way radio sounder, while the Communicating version adds a FOB-2W-4B two-way key fob, an i-SD01 speech dialler, a XCELWPT wired pet tolerant PIR and a WDC01 wired door contact. Finally, the Complete version includes all of the products found in the other kits in one package. The i-on16 kits are also included in Eaton’s new look touchpoint membership programme. As well as providing installation partners with access to first-class information, instant online access to product manuals and software and technical support, it offers the chance to participate in a rewards based incentive scheme that allows them to save touchpoints and choose from a selection of great prizes. All i-on16 kits have 1,200 touchpoints. Installing three qualifying kits is enough to receive a £10 voucher that can be used in a number of leading restaurants, high street stores and leisure activities. Alternatively, the points can be saved and redeemed against a wide selection of products including Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles, TVs, home entertainment systems, coffee makers and watches. A range of Apple products is up for grabs too, including iPads, iPad Minis, iPod Touches and iPod Nanos. Matthew Phelps, managing director of Eaton’s Security business, commented, “The i-on16 kits have been configured following extensive consultation with our installers and surveyors to establish the most popular combinations of products. The result is a selection of easy-to-use, install and maintain systems that are perfect for residential and small commercial applications. Purchasing these kits also adds value to the touchpoint membership programme, which has quickly become the industry’s leading information, technical support and rewards package.’ Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit (

As Exhibition Stands Evolve, Exhibitors Can Easily Make an Impact

The booming exhibition industry is ever evolving, thanks to innovation and technology which is embraced by many exhibitors and event organisers.  Trade events and exhibitions have already changed drastically over the past decade, with the invention of social media marketing, big data and various ways of capturing data and analysing results for constant improvements. The way we exhibit has also developed, with brand new materials and manufacturing advancements contributing to more eco-friendly, sustainable and functional display stands.  Printdesigns has been the forerunner in evolving the traditional exhibition stand, by creating a brand new range of fabric based displays called the TEXstyle collection. Mark Thompson, Sales Director at Printdesigns said, “We proudly launched our fabric pop-up stands over the summer and they are proving hugely popular as exhibitors gradually realise the many benefits of a textile stand. The way these display stands are printed and put together is completely different than using conventional materials such as PVC, and we design and manufacture the range totally in-house, unlike our competitors. The TEXstyle range also stands out from other portable displays, giving exhibitors an extra advantage.” The advantages of choosing a textile based display stand are endless, from aesthetic features to practical benefits.  As the graphics are printed onto fabric, it can be easily folded without damaging the stand – it’s also incredibly lightweight and easy to transport to events. The printed piece of material is produced all in one piece rather than split up into sections, which means no unattractive panel joins.  Variety is also key with this range, as three radically different shapes are available for the stand – swirl, icon and surge.  Choosing textile over plastic will also boost a business’ eco credentials, as it is obviously more environmentally friendly and will probably last for longer.  The graphic piece can even be cleaned in a washing machine! Printdesigns recently invested in cutting edge printing technology to become one of the only companies in the UK to offer fabric portable displays all finished in-house.  The dye-sublimation printing equipment allows designers to create printed graphics at widths of up to 3.2m.  Mark added, “A TEXstyle display is the ideal alternative to a traditional pop-up stand or portable display; it looks more effective, offers more longevity and total ease of use as it is so light and easy to carry or fold.” There is currently a range of offers on the TEXstyle range on the Printdesigns website. For more information about Printdesigns’ range of display stands and other exhibition solutions, please visit 

Margaret Mitchell House Announces 2014/2015 Poetry Out Loud

The Margaret Mitchell House and the Georgia Council for the Arts partner with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to present the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. This innovative program encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance of the written word. It incorporates the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater into the English and drama class.  In the 2014‐2015 school year, Poetry Out Loud celebrates its tenth anniversary, reaching millions of students at more than 7,300 schools nationwide in the past decade. Deadline to register a school for participation is December 19, 2014. Functioning much like a spelling bee, the Poetry Out Loud competition uses a pyramid structure that begins in the classroom. Winners of each classroom recitation competition advance to a school-wide contest, then each school’s top winner goes to a semi-final competition. Semi-final competitions take place locally in February 2015. Finalists from the semi-final competitions will advance to the state finals in March 2015. Finally, one Georgia winner competes at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in April 2015. State champions will advance to the National Finals, to take place on April 28‐29, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Ashlie Robertson, a junior at Oconee County High School, took home the first place prize at the 2014 Georgia state finals and represented Georgia in Washington, D.C. at the national finals last May. Some 365,000 students from more than 2,300 high schools took part in the 2013–2014 Poetry Out Loud program. Poetry Out Loud gives students an opportunity to master public speaking skills, build self‐confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. “Ten years ago, we launched the first national Poetry Out Loud competition, and since then, nearly 2.5 million high school students have discovered the art of poetry recitation,” said Chairman Jane Chu. “Together with the Poetry Foundation, state arts agencies, local arts organizations, schools, and teachers, we are thrilled to encourage the next generation of poetry ambassadors." "To memorize and recite a great poem of the past or present," said Robert Polito, President of the Poetry Foundation, "is to 'own' it in the most personal way ‐‐ in your body, your breath, and your spirit. Recitation is an interpretive act that is also creative and self‐transformative. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Poetry Out Loud is now a vital aspect of the American educational landscape. It has enhanced the ways poetry is taught in schools and has created many future readers of classic and contemporary poetry. Perhaps the ultimate triumph of Poetry Out Loud is this realization of Whitman’s dream of ‘great audiences’ for ‘great poets’.”   The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered to provide administrative grants to state arts agencies and awards, and will coordinate the National Finals next April. With this support, the Margaret Mitchell House will target 13,000 high school students throughout the state of Georgia. “Poetry Out Loud is a wonderful program that enables the Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House to go beyond our museum walls to connect with high school students statewide as they explore significant works of poetry,” said Kate Whitman, Atlanta History Center’s Vice President of Public Programs. Additionally, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation provide state arts agencies with free, standards‐based curriculum materials for use by participating schools. These materials include an online poetry anthology containing more than 800 classic and contemporary poems, a teacher’s guide, lesson plans, posters, and video and audio on the art of recitation. Schools are welcome to download these resources at How to Get Involved in Poetry Out Loud If your school would like to get involved, we need to hear from you as soon as possible. For a high school to participate, one point person, or "school coordinator," at that location must commit to be the liaison between the high school and the state coordinator.  To get involved, complete the  Poetry Out Loud Coordinator Form ( online at (, or contact Emily Reece via email  ( phone at 404.814.4017.  Prizes The winner at the state level receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington D.C. to compete for the national championship. The state winner's school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state receives $100, with $200 for his or her school library. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded annually at the National Finals, with one winner taking home a college scholarship for $20,000.

Mille Couleurs Celebrates Fantastic Reception at Decorex International

London’s trendiest bespoke furniture and homewares retailer is in full swing celebration mode after enjoying a hugely positive reception at this year’s Decorex International event. The show attracts some of the most exclusive British designers, furniture and homewares retailers from across the nation. Over the past four days, the Mille Couleurs ( team has been manning stall A72 where attendees were free to browse the exclusive collection of products available from the online store. With a passion for creativity, innovation and fine French craftsmanship, the Mille Couleurs exhibit stole the show.  A spokesman for the company said, “We couldn’t be happier with the response we received from Decorex attendees. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the prestigious event and showcase our collection side by side some of Britain’s most coveted brands.” This year’s event attracted over 400 high-end designers. From September 21-24, exhibitors flocked to West London’s Syon House to showcase their luxury wares. Thanks to an acute eye for presentation, the Mille Couleurs team set up a beautiful display that won the attention of every passer-by.  Rather than display the collection of throws in traditional folded form, the throws were pinned up on the walls in an eye-catching fashion. The full-length display was the perfect way for attendees to appreciate the striking unique designs and the use of ultra-luxurious South African felted Mohair and Merino wool. The A72 stand was an enticing haven strewn with Carambola beanbags in a kaleidoscope of colour. Crafted using high grain waterproof outdoor fabric and a 100% leather option, the unique creations mimic the aesthetically pleasing contours of the tropical star fruit.  Blending sublime comfort with cutting edge style, the beanbags are ideal for commercial and residential rooms alike. Neighbouring the Carambola collection was a full Jardinière outdoor garden set complete with bench, table, ottoman and planter housing a lush palm. Using the finest solid Iriko wood and a sleek yet understated design, the furniture oozes contemporary class. After hours on end spent wandering around the exhibition, attendees couldn’t help but be drawn to the comfort of the high end lounging solutions. The spokesperson for Mille Couleurs said, “Over the past four days we’ve drummed up a huge amount of interest in our latest collections. We really found that the turning of the season saw people refocus their attention on warm and comfortable furnishings such as our mohair throw rugs and Carambola bean bags. That said, our Jardinière collection couldn’t help but steal the spotlight with its beautiful solid Iriko build and minimalist design. All in all, Decorex was a great success and we can’t wait to come back next year!”    To find out more about Mille Couleurs, browse the exclusive collection and view uploaded snapshots of the Decorex International stall, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest:  

MOD awards contract to build Typhoon facilities in Moray

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a £23million contract to deliver new accommodation and support facilities at RAF Lossiemouth to help enable Typhoon fast jets to operate from the base. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) – the MOD’s property and services provider – has awarded the contract to Turner Estate Solutions, its existing Regional Prime Contractor responsible for delivering infrastructure work inScotland. Turner Estate Solutions will undertake the work in around 14 months. This builds on some £17 million of works already in progress at the Moray airbase. This work will deliver much-needed infrastructure required to support Typhoon operations 365 days per year. Significantly, this vital upgrade will provide the home for II (Army Cooperation) Sqn, the third Typhoon squadron to stand up at RAF Lossiemouth. It will include operational planning, mission briefing and management functions, provision of secure under-cover aircraft storage, engineering management and control functions required to support the effective operation of the Royal Air Force’s front-line Typhoon aircraft at the airbase. DIO Director of Finance and Commercial Marcus Leek said: “DIO’s priority is to enhance the service we provide to Defence and build a better estate – the right buildings in the right places. “We’re delighted to award this contract to Turner Estate Solutions and look forward to delivering the facilities required to further enhance RAF Lossiemouth as a front-line operating base for theUK’s Typhoon force.” The award of this contract follows the Basing Review announcement in July 2011, which stated the Typhoon Force would relocate from RAF Leuchars to RAF Lossiemouth. Earlier this year two Squadrons from RAF Leuchars – Number 1 (Fighter) and 6 Squadrons – relocated to RAF Lossiemouth. As announced in December 2013 they will be joined by Number II (Army Co-operation) Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth in April 2015. Ends

Global trade of softwood lumber was up seven percent in the first six months of 2014, with Russia, Germany and Sweden increasing shipments the most

Seattle, USA. Demand for softwood lumber has been steadily increasing on a worldwide basis since the great recession. The higher consumption of lumber has resulted in a rise in the global trade of lumber with shipments in 2014 on pace to be the highest since 2006 and 36% higher than five years ago, which was the bottom of the decline in lumber trade, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). About two-thirds of the world’s lumber production is consumed domestically, while the remaining third is traded internationally, either to countries that consume large volumes of wood products such as the US, China and Japan, or to countries with limited domestic forest resources, including Egypt, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. During the first half of 2014, global lumber trade was seven percent higher than during the same period in 2013. Most major exporting countries have shipped more lumber this year than last year, with only New Zealand bucking that trend. Russian exporting sawmills have ramped up production to record levels this year and the export volumes are up almost 15% as compared to the same period last year. Much of the rise in shipments has been to China, Egypt and the CIS countries. Lumber producers in both Sweden and Germany have also shipped more lumber in the 1H/14 than they did in the 1H/13. Export volumes for these two countries may in fact reach their highest levels in at least seven years if lumber demand in particularly Egypt, China and countries in Western Europe continues to stay strong.       Lumber importation volumes to China, the largest softwood lumber importer in the world, have zigzagged their way upward so far this year, starting from as low as 1.1 million m3 in February and reaching the highest monthly import volume on record in July, according to the WRQ ( Russia and Canada are still the two dominating suppliers, accounting for 77% of the total import volume. This share was unchanged from 2013. Other supplying countries, including Chile, the US and Sweden continue to keep about the same share of the market this year as they did in 2013. Global pulpwood and timber market reporting is included in the 52-page quarterly publication Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The report, which was established in 1988 and has subscribers in over 30 countries, tracks sawlog, pulpwood, lumber and pellet prices, trade and market developments in most key regions around the world. To subscribe to the WRQ, please go to

Finnair offers air-to-rail connection to Saint Petersburg with VR

Finnair and Finnish railway operator VR are cooperating to offer combined air-and-rail tickets between Saint Petersburg and international destinations connecting via Helsinki. Finnair begins selling the combined tickets on 1 October 2014, and the first Allegro train connection with AY code will be on 1 December 2014. Combined tickets will enable customers flying throughout Finnair’s network in Europe, Asia and North America to connect to and from Saint Petersburg on the high-speed Allegro train, which takes 3 hours and 36 minutes between Helsinki’s Central Railway Station and Saint Petersburg’s Finland Station. Passport and customs procedures are carried out on board the train while en route, saving customers’ time and allowing for a smooth passenger experience. The new intermodal ticket allows stopovers in Helsinki, enabling customers with business in both cities to make a single booking while also giving leisure travellers the opportunity to take time to explore the Finnish capital region. “The convenient Allegro train with its two daily frequencies in both directions is a great complement to our twice-daily Saint Petersburg flights,” says Finnair CEO Pekka Vauramo. “Working together with VR, we can effectively extend the catchment area of Helsinki Airport while also helping bring greater numbers of business and leisure travellers to Helsinki. We believe intermodality offers interesting potential for enhancing connections for travellers.” "Together with Finnair we are offering a new and interesting opportunity for those travelling to and from Saint Petersburg," says Mikael Aro, CEO of VR. "We believe this is an attractive offer for international travellers." The minimum connecting time for passengers making an intermodal transfer is currently 2 hours and 45 minutes. The most convenient transfer is via the Finnair City Bus, departing from Helsinki Airport and the Central Railway Station approximately every 20 minutes. In mid-2015 a rail link from Tikkurila Station to Helsinki Airport will be completed, making possible a seamless transfer from the Allegro train straight to the airport.

Final price in Inwido’s IPO set at SEK 68 per share – trading on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm begins today

The Offering in brief: · The final offering price has been set at SEK 68 per share, corresponding to a market value of all shares issued by Inwido of approximately MSEK 3,942. · The Offering was increased in accordance with the terms of the Offering by 5,796,525 shares, implying that a total of 37,678,668 shares, corresponding to 65.0 per cent of the total number of shares in Inwido, are sold by Ratos. · Ratos has also issued an over-allotment option[1] of up to 5,651,796 additional shares, corresponding to 15 per cent of the total number of shares included in the Offering and approximately 9.7 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. · The Offering comprises 43,330,464 shares, corresponding to approximately 74.7 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company, assuming the over-allotment option is exercised in full. · The total value of the Offering amounts to MSEK 2,946, assuming that the over-allotment option is exercised in full · All investors who have applied for acquisition of shares within the Offering to the general public in Sweden have been allocated shares. · Trading in Inwido’s share on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm begins today, September 26, 2014, under the ticker “INWI”. _____________________________________________________ [1] The over-allotment option may be used, once or several times, in full or partly, by the Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners during the 30 calendar days starting on the first day of trading in Inwido’s shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Inwido Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO of Inwido: “The interest from investors, both in Sweden and internationally, has been large. It feels good to know that investors are confident in our strategy and our capacity to take the next step as a listed company. We will continue to deliver the future’s smart windows and doors in order to further improve our profitability and growth.” Arne Frank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inwido: “Inwido has, with its market leading position and clear strategy, attracted the type of long-term, stable investors we wanted. Through a listing we wanted to establish a good diversification of the Company’s ownership base, and that is precisely what we have achieved. Now the development plans continue together with the Company’s strong management and stable ownership base.” Susanna Campbell, CEO of Ratos: “The great interest in this IPO is exciting and lays the foundation for a good start for Inwido as a listed company. After ten years as principal owner and extensive improvement initiatives in Inwido, we now look forward to continue our strong ownership involvement in cooperation with the company’s new shareholders.” Carnegie Investment Bank and Handelsbanken Capital Markets are Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners in connection with the Offering. SEB is Co-Lead Manager in connection with the Offering. Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå is legal adviser and Sundling Wärn Partners are financial advisers to the Company and Ratos.  Important Information This press release is not an offer regarding shares or other securities issued by Inwido AB (the “Company”). This press release may not be distributed in or into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan or in any other jurisdiction where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions, or would require additional prospectuses, registration or other measures than those required by Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded or reproduced in a manner that contravenes such restrictions or gives cause to such requirements. No securities issued by the Company have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) and may not be offered, sold or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States except under an available exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements under the Securities Act. No public offering will be made in the United States. The offer and sale of the shares in Canada will only be made in the Provinces of Ontario and Québec or to residents thereof and not in, or to the residents of, any other Province or Territory of Canada. Such offers and sales will be made only under exemptions from the requirement to file a prospectus with the Ontario Securities Commission and/or the Autorité des marchés financiers and will be made only by authorized dealer representatives of the international managers that are properly registered under the laws of the Provinces of Ontario and/or Québec or, alternatively, are entitled to rely on exemptions from the dealer registration requirements in the Provinces of Ontario and/or Québec. In member states within the European Economic Area (EEA) (other than Sweden) which have implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (the “Prospectus Directive”), this press release is directed only at qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive. This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s current views on future events as well as financial and operational performance. Words such as “intend”, “assess”, “expect”, “may”, “plan”, “believe”, “estimate” and other expressions entailing indications or predictions of future development or trends, and which are not based on historical facts, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements information is not a guarantee of future results or performance, and the actual outcome may differ materially from the information set forth in the forward-looking statements. A prospectus prepared in accordance with the Prospectus Directive has been published and is, with certain restrictions, available at

Orc wins FOW Award for Asia for Best New Risk Management Product

Since its launch in Asia in May 2013, Orc Flow Control has been successfully deployed in production by large broker clearing firms across all major APAC equity and derivatives markets including HKEx, JPX, ASX, SGX and NSE and local access points for EMEA and American based exchanges. “We are honored to receive this award from FOW,” said Greg Chambers, President APAC, Orc Group. “This recognition not only reflects the capabilities of Orc Flow Control, it also represents an endorsement of the investment we have made in expanding our Electronic Execution offering to meet the broad needs of the Asia Pacific’s trading environments. We look forward to continuing to enhance our solutions and it’s exciting to see our extended platform being used to future proof the needs of both our trading and brokerage customers.” William Mitting, Editor and Publisher of FOW, commented, “The judging panel has been impressed by the advanced functionality of Orc Flow Control and Orc’s innovative approach in addressing the growing risk management needs in Asia. We congratulate Orc on their award.” Orc Flow Control provides comprehensive multi-market pre-trade risk controls designed to meet common regulatory frameworks. From a single user interface, brokers can set up limits and monitor trading activity in real time for all participants across all markets. The new version includes limits based on theoretical values, allowing firms to control order flow based on various market scenarios. About OrcOrc is the global market leader in trading technology for listed derivatives. Building on our commitment to long term partnerships and technology innovation that delivers results, Orc serves the trading and electronic execution needs of clients worldwide.Leading trading firms, market makers, banks and brokers depend on Orc to provide robust solutions that deliver concrete value, ensuring that they achieve their business goals in the world’s increasingly dynamic and competitive markets. With nearly 200 customer sites in more than 30 countries, access to over 150 trading venues and offices in each of the world’s key financial centers, we offer true global capabilities. Combining our technology and financial industry expertise, including a solid understanding of regulatory issues, Orc also provides expert advice and services that help reduce complexity and cost, while enabling clients to stay focused on value creation in their core businesses. Orc is owned by Orc Group Holding AB which in turn is owned mainly by Nordic Capital Fund VII. For further information, please contact: Greg Chambers, President APAC, Orc, Tel: +852-2167-1950, email: Agnes Wong, Senior Marketing Manager, APAC, Orc, Tel: +852-2167-1986, email:

Proposed amendments to Russian Mass Media Law

CTC Media’s announcement reads as follows: “Moscow, Russia – September 25, 2014 – CTC Media, Inc. (“CTC Media” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CTCM), Russia’s leading independent media company, has noted the proposed amendments to the Russian law “On Mass Media” that passed the first reading on September 23, 2014 in the lower house of the Russian Parliament, the State Duma. The Company notes that the proposed law, if enacted in its current form, would limit direct or indirect foreign ownership of Russian mass media businesses, and applies to both existing and future foreign ownership interests. The law would come into force on January 1, 2016, by which time, according to the existing version of the proposed amendments, each Russian mass media entity, including television broadcasters, would have to comply with the requirement that non-Russian entities and individuals in the aggregate beneficially own no more than 20% of the relevant mass media entity. Russian entities and individuals that beneficially own more than 20% of Russian mass media businesses through off-shore holding structures will have an additional year until January 2017 in which to restructure such foreign holding structures. The proposed amendments are subject to a further two readings in the Lower House and then Federation Council and Russian Federation President confirmation. The second reading is scheduled for Friday September 26, 2014. CTC Media is a Delaware corporation that directly and indirectly owns 100% of the shares of a series of Russian legal entities that operate primarily broadcast media entertainment businesses in Russia and the CIS. CTC Media’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange in the US and its stockholders include MTG Russia AB, a Swedish company that is 100% directly and indirectly owned by Modern Times Group MTG AB, which is a Swedish listed company, and holds approximately 39% of CTC Media’s common stock; Telcrest Investments Limited, a Cypriot private limited company that is understood to be beneficially owned by Russian entities and individuals and holds approximately 25% of CTC Media’s common stock; and a number of public stockholders including US and European institutional and individual investors, which together hold the remaining approximately 36% of CTC Media’s common stock. CTC Media is closely monitoring these developments and evaluating their potential impact on the Company and its stockholders. At the same time, CTC Media is considering all potential actions that the Company and its stockholders may take, both in order to comply with the law if enacted and to protect their interests.” ***

How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression

“In neurobiological terms, we actually still don't know what depression is. Our study represents another piece in the puzzle, since we provide an explanation for the protective biochemical changes induced by physical exercise that prevent the brain from being damaged during stress,” says Mia Lindskog, researcher at the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. It was known that the protein PGC-1a1 (pronounced PGC-1alpha1) increases in skeletal muscle with exercise, and mediates the beneficial muscle conditioning in connection with physical activity. In this study researchers used a genetically modified mouse with high levels of PGC-1a1 in skeletal muscle that shows many characteristics of well-trained muscles (even without exercising).These mice, and normal control mice, were exposed to a stressful environment, such as loud noises, flashing lights and reversed circadian rhythm at irregular intervals. After five weeks of mild stress, normal mice had developed depressive behaviour, whereas the genetically modified mice (with well-trained muscle characteristics) had no depressive symptoms.“Our initial research hypothesis was that trained muscle would produce a substance with beneficial effects on the brain. We actually found the opposite: well-trained muscle produces an enzyme that purges the body of harmful substances. So in this context the muscle’s function is reminiscent of that of the kidney or the liver,” says Jorge Ruas, principal investigator at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet.The researchers discovered that mice with higher levels of PGC-1a1 in muscle also had higher levels of enzymes called KAT. KATs convert a substance formed during stress (kynurenine) into kynurenic acid, a substance that is not able to pass from the blood to the brain. The exact function of kynurenine is not known, but high levels of kynurenine can be measured in patients with mental illness. In this study, the researchers demonstrated that when normal mice were given kynurenine, they displayed depressive behaviour, while mice with increased levels of PGC-1a1 in muscle were not affected. In fact, these animals never show elevated kynurenine levels in their blood since the KAT enzymes in their well-trained muscles quickly convert it to kynurenic acid, resulting in a protective mechanism.“It's possible that this work opens up a new pharmacological principle in the treatment of depression, where attempts could be made to influence skeletal muscle function instead of targeting the brain directly. Skeletal muscle appears to have a detoxification effect that, when activated, can protect the brain from insults and related mental illness,” says Jorge Ruas.Depression is a common psychiatric disorder worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 350 million people are affected. The current study was funded by grants from the AstraZeneca-Karolinska Institutet Integrated Translational Research Centre, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Petrus and Augusta Hedlund Foundation, Stockholm County Council, Karolinska Institutet's Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes, the Swedish Brain Foundation, the Swedish Diabetes Association, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Swedish Research Council, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Åhlén Foundation and the Åke Wiberg Foundation, among others. Publication: ‘Skeletal Muscle PGC-1a1 Modulates Kynurenine Metabolism and Mediates Resilience to Stress-Induced Depression’, Leandro Z. Agudelo, Teresa Femenía, Funda Orhan, Margareta Porsmyr-Palmertz, Michel Goiny, Vicente Martinez-Redondo, Jorge C. Correia, Manizheh Izadi, Maria Bhat, Ina Schuppe-Koistinen, Amanda Pettersson, Duarte M. S. Ferreira, Anna Krook, Romain Barres, Juleen R. Zierath, Sophie Erhardt, Maria Lindskog, and Jorge L. Ruas, Cell, ( online 25 September 2014.

New SmartTower technology used to protect Ryder Cup coverage

As the eyes of the sporting world watch the 2014 Ryder Cup Gleneagles this weekend, an innovative piece of VPS Site-Security technology will help keep the TV coverage on-air for the millions of viewers expected. VPS, the European leaders in vacant property management, have supplied their award-winning SmartTower CCTV system to help protect and secure the television and media compound at Gleneagles during the event. The SmartTower CCTV is designed specifically for use in remote, vulnerable or temporary environments such as this prime bi-annual golfing event. It combines an alloy sub frame and pneumatic mast, which allows it to be deployed in any terrain. The top of the tower houses a high-end, wireless pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, with on-board storage capacity of up to 64GB. As it can be powered by AC power, wind, solar or hydrogen fuel cell, the SmartTower can operate even if core utilities are not easily available. “This is the first time the Ryder Cup in Europe will be broadcast live in its entirety to America, and it’s great to be helping our security partner at one of the major sporting events in the world.” comments Mr Anthony Owen, the Managing Director for VPS Site-Security. The VPS SmartTower CCTV is used to protect remote or challenging environments, such as construction sites, utilities, and critical infrastructure locations. It was designed by VPS’ innovation centre Quatro Electronics, at their Lytham St Anne’s workshop, and earlier this month won a New Product of the Year Award from Security Products in the USA, with B & B Electronics, who developed the high-reliability cellular wireless communication system. --ENDS--

KI develops cancer diagnostics and treatments in a new European consortium

“KI wants to be part of creating new and improved treatment methods for cancer patients in Sweden and in the rest of the world. This is a unique opportunity to contribute, and that is why we are joining the European consortium where all expertise needed for advanced research is gathered,” says Ulrik Ringborg, professor at Karolinska Institutet.The cancer issue is growing; within two decades, the number of new cases and the number of patients dying from the illness will increase by 60 per cent, while the number of patients suffering chronic illness is expected to increase by around 300 per cent. The disease is complex and often difficult to treat, and within each diagnosis there are a number of subgroups that require their own specific form of treatment.Effective development of individualised treatment requires a great volumes of patients and advanced technological resources. Many countries, including Sweden, are far too small and therefore depend on collaboration with international cancer research centres. Within the EU, there has been a large collaboration project underway for a little over three years, called the Eurocan Platform, involving 23 of Europe's most research-intensive cancer centres.Six of these, which all have a strong focus on the development of new treatment strategies for cancer and advanced clinical trials, have now chosen to enter a closer and more long-term collaboration. The plan is for these centres to electronically share patient data, biological tissue material, different measuring methods as well as results and follow-up data. This will help speed up the development of individualised treatment methods.“The goal is for us to know in advance what treatment will work on a certain form of cancer. We should be able to give the right therapy at the right time to the right person, and we thereby hope to see a break in the trend, so that we are able to balance this growing problem. I believe this collaboration will give us better odds of improving quality of life, increase survival rates and cure more patients in the future,” says Ulrik Ringborg.Karolinska Institutet is currently a prominent actor in terms of basic and pre-clinical research, and is now making a large effort to promote the clinical cancer research. As part of this work, the Karolinska Institutet cancer network, KICancer, has been given financial support from the Cancer Research Foundations of Radiumhemmet in the sum of SEK 15 million, to restructure the research over three years towards individualised treatment.“Teams of physicians and pre-clinical researchers will use this framework to collaborate on several different forms of cancer, which will make an important contribution to the Cancer Core Europe consortium,” says Ingemar Ernberg, who is the chair of KICancer.The consortium agreement for Cancer Core Europe was signed in Paris in the month of July 2014, by representatives from the following organisations:Gustave Roussy Cancer Campus Grand Paris, FranceVall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, SpainNetherlands Cancer Institute, NetherlandsCambridge Cancer Centre, United KingdomKarolinska Institutet, SwedenGerman Cancer Research Center and National Center for Tumor Diseases, GermanyThe new consortium was announced at a press conference in Madrid today, Friday 26 September.For further information, contact:Professor Ulrik RingborgDepartment of Oncology-PathologyMobile: +46 (0)70-768 40 98E-mail: Professor Rolf LewensohnDepartment of Oncology-PathologyMobile: +46 (0)70-729 31 88E-mail: rolf.lewensohn@ki.seProfessor Ingemar ErnbergDepartment of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell BiologyMobile: +46 (0)70-546 76 36E-mail:

Oxford Professor Tim Behrens wins The Lennart Nilsson Award

Diffusion MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) makes it possible to image how water molecules move around axons and thus how different parts of the brain communicate with each other. With a strong methodological focus and using non-invasive diffusion MRI, often in combination with functional techniques or traditional tracing techniques, Timothy Behrens’ research groups studies the organization of anatomical brain connections and how they relate to regional brain function. They also investigate the role of frontal cortical mechanisms in controlling behaviour. They use computational descriptions at the behavioural and network levels to form predictions, and test these in neurophysiological, neurochemical, and lesion data. Timothy Behrens is awarded The Lennart Nilsson prize for having developed so called probabilistic tractography methods. They made it possible to trace brain connections all the way from their source to target, and to quantify connectivity between different brain regions. The technique allows non-invasive in vivo mapping of the fiber structure of the human brain, which is of great importance for the understanding of the architecture of the brain in health and disease. Timothy Behrens was born in 1978. As an undergraduate at Oxford he studied Information Engineering and then did a Dphil focusing on developing new methods for understanding the data from the then very new technique diffusion imaging. He developed several new approaches for measuring and understanding brain connections and how they influence regional brain function. These studies have led to his prominent role in the NIH-funded Human Connectome Project, on which he leads the section on anatomical connectivity. In parallel he became interested in the computational methods employed by the brain to solve everyday problems. With funding from the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council UK and the James S McDonnell foundation, he performs cross-species studies to understand the neural computations that control our behavior. The Lennart Nilsson Award Foundation was established in 1998 in recognition of the world-renowned Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson and his extraordinary body of work. Its main aim is to promote education, training and research within the medical, biological and engineering sciences through the use of images. This is achieved through the Lennart Nilsson Award, an international award bestowed annually upon an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions within the realm of scientific photography. The award is administrated by Karolinska Institutet and recipients are people who work in the spirit of Lennart Nilsson, revealing science to the world in beautiful, unique and powerful ways. The prize sum is SEK 100,000. The Lennart Nilsson For further information and access to scientific images, please contact:Press OfficeTel + 46 8-524 860 77E-mail: pressinfo@ki.sePressroom (

Bellabaci and LSCH Join Forces to Offer One-Day Training Courses in Latest Massage Techniques

The massage experts at Bellabaci and the London School of Complementary Health (LSCH) have joined forces to offer a brand new training course for massage therapists who want to take their services to the next level. With existing training sessions available in Hot & Cold Stone Massage and Warm Bamboo Massage around the country, therapists will now be able to learn the healing, holistic techniques of new Bellabaci Cupping Massage from the experts, whether they operate on a freelance basis or within a spa or salon environment. Massage techniques like warm bamboo massage ( and cupping have swept the world in recent years, growing more popular because of the fantastic healing results. From reducing cellulite and varicose veins to promoting deep tissue release and helping with digestive disorders, each of the techniques taught by the team at Bellabaci and the LSCH have a multitude of benefits that can be passed from therapist to client after one of the in-depth courses. Sara Reeves, Course Administrator at LSCH says, “We’re thrilled to be offering these courses to massage therapists who wish to further their skills and learn an exciting new technique. Each of the massage methods we teach deliver wonderfully holistic healing results, and we’re pleased to be passing on our knowledge of these techniques to new therapists.” Bellabaci Cupping Massage is the latest course to be offered, and involves a new practical modality of cupping which eliminates the need for flames or suction pumps. The Bellabaci therapy cups are used to offer a long-term solution to a client’s most persistent problems and can help to treat everything from migraines and sport injuries to stretch marks and spider veins, allowing clients to leave feeling confident, healthy and rejuvenated. With specially designed medical grade silicone cups and a unique system that leaves minimal marks, the Bellabaci cupping method ( is growing very popular and is a must for massage therapists who wish to offer their clients the most effective techniques. The hot stone massage is ever-popular and results in a truly relaxing, therapeutic experience for the client. The method has deep roots in history that go back centuries, and has grown from strength-to-strength since it was introduced to contemporary spas and salons in 1993. It’s now one of the most sought-after treatments that many salons offer, and can be used to help the recipient relax quickly and effectively. Lastly there’s the warm bamboo technique, one which was voted one of the biggest trends in spa massage back in 2011. The method involves bamboo sticks of various sizes, heated in a bag and used to help clients fall into a state of profound relaxation whilst receiving a deep tissue massage. The one-day course gives qualified massage therapists the knowledge and the confidence to use the bamboo sticks for professional massages, achieving wonderful results for their clients and taking the strain off their hands for an hour or two. All of the courses are taught by FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists) accredited trainers, who deliver the courses in an easy-to-understand way over the course of a single day – so therapists can walk away with their new qualification there and then. STOP PRESS - Bellabaci and London School of Complementary Health will be at Cam Expo on 4th& 5thOctober with special offers and demos on stand 1912 – find out more here: For more information about Bellabaci or LSCH, visit the websites:

TeliaSonera reports non-recurring costs of SEK 850 million in the third quarter

TeliaSonera has settled its obligations regarding existing lease agreements in Farsta, Stockholm. This is a result of the move to new premises in Solna in 2016. TeliaSonera will pay a total compensation of SEK 247 million divided into three payments during 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. The full amount will be reported as a non-recurring cost in the third quarter of 2014. As a consequence of management’s focus to improve control of the Eurasian operations as reported in the interim report for the second quarter, TeliaSonera before summer commissioned an independent external advisor to assess part of the balance sheet, primarily the value of assets under construction and inventory in all its Eurasian business units. The external assessment has now been finalized and as a result TeliaSonera reports non-recurring costs in Eurasia of approximately SEK 600 million in the third quarter of 2014. The write-down has no cash impact. In the interim report for the second quarter, TeliaSonera reported costs in Eurasia of SEK 412 million as non-recurring items. As stated before it cannot be excluded that the focus to improve control and to address the new strategy of supporting high data growth may lead to non-cash impacts of accelerated depreciation or impairment of part of the operational assets.      TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 12:00 p.m. CET on September 26, 2014. For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30,, visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TLSN_Media ( Forward-Looking StatementsStatements made in the press release relating to future status or circumstances, including future performance and other trend projections are forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements due to many factors, many of which are outside the control of TeliaSonera.

Drive the Future of Image-guided Intervention: Submit Research

FAIRFAX, Va.—The Society of Interventional Radiology has issued a global call for scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology for its 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held February 28–March 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.International practicing experts, early-career professionals, research scientists, clinical associates and medical students in the interventional radiology field and related areas are asked to submit scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentation by 5 p.m. (Eastern time, U.S.) October 3. Researchers will have the opportunity to advance the field of image-guided interventions and share innovations and outcomes at SIR 2015— the world’s most comprehensive interventional radiology meeting, which attracts more than 5,000 attendees from around the globe. Abstract categories include arterial interventions (aneurysm/dissection, angioplasty/stent placement and embolization); interventional oncology (ablation, biopsies, chemoembolization and radioembolization); venous interventions (angioplasty/stent placement, embolization, inferior vena cava filters and thrombolysis/thrombectomy); nonvascular interventions (abscess and fluid drainage, biliary, chest, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology, musculoskeletal and spine); dialysis interventions; education and training; practice management; health care policy; and quality improvement.SIR 2015 will provide a forum for researchers to influence the field: All selected scientific abstracts will be published in SIR’s flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and on its website. Selected abstracts may be designated as Distinguished, Featured or Abstract of the Year. Additionally, U.S. and international consumer and trade media report on SIR medical news; accepted research may also be discussed on SIR’s social media sites. SIR will notify authors about the status of abstracts in November.SIR’s International Scholarship Program provides physicians who are within 10 years of completion of training and who are practicing outside North America with the opportunity to attend and learn at the Annual Scientific Meeting. The scholarship also fosters professional networking through meeting participation, focused programming, and optional visiting observerships before or after the meeting. Accepted abstract presenters are not eligible for the International Scholarship. Research awards to support travel are also available through SIR Foundation for those medical students, residents and fellows whose abstract has been accepted for oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR also offers two Annual Scientific Meeting scholarships for IRs-in-training: the SIR Medical Student Scholarship and SIR Resident-in-training Scholarship. Information about both is on SIR’s website.For more information and to submit abstracts, please visit                                                     # # #About the Society of Interventional Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Today, interventional oncology is a growing specialty area of interventional radiology. Interventional radiologists can deliver treatments for cancer directly to the tumor without significant side effects or damage to nearby normal tissue. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Visit SIR is holding its 40th Annual Scientific Meeting Feb. 28–March 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Saab’s latest Carl-Gustaf M4 system impresses customers in live fire demonstration

Intelligent, lightweight and flexible; the Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest man-portable shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system from Saab. Weighing less than 7 kg the Carl-Gustaf M4 is a future-proof design that provides users with flexible capability and helps troops to remain agile in any scenario. Since the introduction of the M1 model in 1948, the dependable Carl-Gustaf has become one of the most prestigious and battle-proven weapon systems in modern military history. It is now in service with over 40 countries around the world. Over the years, continuous evolution by Saab has ensured that the Carl-Gustaf remains effective and relevant across all operational environments. The M4 is a further development of today’s widely deployed Carl-Gustaf M3. Although it looks reassuringly familiar to anyone acquainted with the earlier versions, the M4 is a completely new experience. “Its lightweight and shorter design, operational flexibility and high accuracy offer a truly powerful combination, not to mention it is as close to recoilless as you can get,” says Ulf Eriksson, product director at Saab and former infantry commander in the Swedish Army. “The M4 has been developed as a response to the evolving needs of our customers and we were very pleased to show the new capabilities to such a distinguished audience.” To showcase the M4’s many design and capability enhancements a ground combat systems demonstration was held in Sweden on 24-25 September 2014. This customer-focused event was attended by about 120 guests from more than 20 nations. It was the first time the M4’s unmatched capabilities were revealed in front of an audience. Existing users and potential new customers could see for themselves how the Carl-Gustaf M4 gives soldiers a true multi-role capability with a wide range of ammunition types. The demonstration included a comprehensive series of successful firings with a range of ammunition types against moving and static targets. The demonstration also featured other renowned products from Saab including the AT4, NLAW anti-tank system and MAPAM mortar ammunition. Recently Saab unveiled the development of significant new capabilities for the AT4 family of disposable shoulder-launched weapons. These enhancements will deliver extended range (ER) and improved high explosive (HE) effects. This will allow the soldier to defeat enemy targets with much greater flexibility and in many more scenarios. In addition to technical firings on the range the demonstration also incorporated a tactical scenario to underline the effectiveness and suitability of the systems in various demanding combat situations. "We wanted our customers to see and know what to expect from our products and how they perform in a force-on-force situation. I am pleased to say that all products performed as expected and I am very happy with the outcome. Judging by the response from our guests the demonstration has proven to be a great success.” says Torbjörn Saxmo, head of Business Unit Ground Combat, Saab" Saab sees great potential for all its ground combat systems in the coming years, not least for the new Carl-Gustaf M4 which is already attracting a high level of interest. The M4 is the logical next step for users who already have great experience with and confidence in the Carl-Gustaf system. The M4 is also an ideal solution for future customers who will find the new variant applicable to a wider range of battlefield scenarios than ever before. Discussions with customers are already under way and September’s demo event further confirms Saab’s leading position as a supplier of modern ground combat weapon systems. The official Carl-Gustaf M4 product launch will take place at the AUSA exhibition in Washington D. C. on 13-15 October 2014. Carl-Gustaf M4 Facts(+ comparison with previous models)M2: Weight: 14.2kg Length: 1130mmM3: Weight: 10kg Length: 1065mmM4: Weight: <7kg Length: <1000mm LIGHTER: Builds upon the success of its predecessor by offering an even shorter length and a weight of less than 7 kilos. INTELLIGENT SIGHT: Compatible with intelligent sight systems, ensuring maximum effect in any tactical situation. IMPROVED ERGONOMICS: Overall improved ergonomics enables soldiers to adjust the weapon to suit them and includes an adjustable shoulder rest and front grip. REDUCED ACTION TIME: Can be carried safely loaded to enable the user to act faster. ROUND COUNTER: Integrated shot counter for improved logistics and maintenance. FLEXIBLE: A wide range of ammunition types and sight options ensures unique flexibility for the multi-role Carl-Gustaf M4 user. More information: ( For further information, please contact: Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.


On October 9th, 2014, Houston Fashion Week® and Texas Model Management will bring ‘THE COUTURE FASHION SHOW’ at the JW Marriott Hotel Galleria in Houston, Texas from 7 to 10 pm.  A black tie event, the Couture Fashion Show, is a highly anticipated luxurious fashion event with a VIP experience.  Fashion designers include Robert Benson from Austin, Andrew Dayton, TeKay Designs by Kimma Wreh and designer selections from H. Harloquin Boutique. Additionally, there will be a special presentation: ‘Fashion For a Good Cause’ and guests will have access to bid at the silent auction comprising of high end products benefitting the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston, a non-profit organization.  The proceeds from the auction will support ongoing programs through the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston, designed to empower those in our community affected by paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury or disease.  These programs are part of a larger vision to build ‘The Triumph Center’:  the nation’s first, fully comprehensive, SCI-focused health and community center.  The Triumph Center will serve as ‘the hub’ for spinal cord injury and disease education, fitness, research, community recreation and support. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston has served the Houston Spinal Cord Community well through education, outreach, community integration, and advocacy.  Guest celebrities will include Miss Houston 2014 - Ligia De Uriarte, Miss Houston Teen - Kirby Lindley, Miss. Oklahoma - Alex Eppler, and Miss Texas Teen - Taylor Drennan.  The hosts of this group are representatives of this noble organization and include:  Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2014 Runner Up - Meena Dhanjal Outlaw, Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2014 Ambassador - Deborah Carpenter and Whitney Montgomery - Mrs. Texas International.  Texas designers presented and introduced a preview of their 2015 collections in New York during the ‘New Wave evolves to couture tour’.  This was shown during New York Fashion Week in September 2014 under leadership of Director/Producer Victor Quinteros Marquina who has succeeded in taking Texas to a more competitive level in the fashion world.  The full collections will be available during Houston Fashion Week® in October 2014. 

Northern Power Systems builds on microgrid experience to offer grid storage solutions

Barre, VT USA (26 September 2014) – Northern Power Systems ( (TSX: NPS) grid solutions are installed at many commercial and test sites for the use of storage technologies designed to provide peak shaving, load shifting and grid stabilization. The optimization of power converter and controls technology in NPS’ state of the art, permanent magnet direct drive wind turbines has resulted in compact systems with remarkably high power density. This results in a unique combination of performance and reliability under widely varied operating conditions. The patented converter architecture and advanced controls technology is modular, fully customizable and liquid cooled, yielding extremely fast response time. Northern Power Systems can trace its roots to the integration of complex power systems for applications across the globe, including weather stations in Antarctica. Jonathan Lynch, Chief Technology Officer at NPS, said, “Northern Power has over 30 years of experience providing quality power products and systems to the utility industry. Our converters are built around a modular architecture and scalable controls in a common chassis that is easily customizable to meet the demands of a wide variety of specifications.” To find out more about the FlexPhase converter and other Northern Power technologies, or to better understand NPS’ production capabilities, please stop by Energy Storage North America ( Booth #408 at the San Jose Convention Center, September 30 – October 2, or contact us at ( Notice on forward-looking statements: This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding Northern Power Systems and its business, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to continuing expansion in the markets in which Northern Power Systems sells its products, product performance, competition, execution of the company’s growth strategy and other factors. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “is expected”, “expects”, “scheduled”, “intends”, “contemplates”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “proposes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Northern Power Systems. Although management of Northern Power Systems believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, including risks regarding performance and customer acceptance of new products, the wind power industry, risks associated with product malfunctions, risks relating to production of Northern Power Systems’ products, market conditions, economic factors, the equity markets generally and risks associated with growth and competition. Although Northern Power Systems has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Northern Power Systems undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Selfies for a stick

Yesterday the Daily Mail ( published a piece about the selfie stick; a metal device to help posers reach the perfect angle when aiming for their selfies. Luckily, for pet friends they have their own selfie sticks: their humans. Staff, and the animals in their care, at the Bristol Dogs & Cats Home wanted to do something to put a smile on the public's faces, after all the tragic events surrounding pets in the news recently and came up with the #Nosie. Manager of the Home, Jodie Hayward said, "When we take photos of the animals for their profiles for re-housing,  we sometimes use treats to get them to look at the camera and that results in what we like to call the Nose Pose! You know the shot, where their nose is bigger than their head in the picture! We love these pics so to spread the love we thought we would share them as our “Nosies”! We only started this yesterday but it has had a great response so far with some lovely pics posted." In a gesture that follows the nation's obsession with selfies and fundraisers, the charity hope to encourage people to make a donation towards animals less fortunate than their own, when they post the pictures of their much loved pets. In a similar vein to the recent ice bucket challenge, Bristol Dogs and Cats Home hopes people will nominate their pet-loving friends to reach the campaign further and increase the gallery of #Nosie pictures on their facebook ( and twitter pages. Despite its name suggesting the contrary, the Bristol Dogs and Cats Home (, part of the RSPCA Bristol Branch, have had call to rescue plenty of other small pets, including most recently giant African land snails, a bearded dragon and a marmoset; as well as rabbits, rats and other small pets. Jodie said, "we welcome all sorts here to look after and add to our variety of #Nosies on display." To make a donation, please text NOSE33 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 to Bristol Dogs and Cats Home to help keep their pets' #Nosie in the air! To donate a different amount, people can simply change the number after the £.

CorePower Yoga Opens 21st Studio in Chicago (107th Nationwide)

Denver-based yoga company CorePower Yoga ( will open its 21st studio in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, September 26. This marks the 107th studio opening nationwide for CorePower Yoga.  Located near the Chicago History Museum on North Clark Street and West Germania Place, the Old Town Studio will offer a variety of yoga class styles for all levels, including CorePower Yoga’s dynamic heated power yoga in beginner to advanced formats, Yoga Sculpt and Hot Power Fusion. In addition to classes, Old Town will offer Yoga Teacher Training (, as well as Lifestyle Programs such as boot camps and wellness cleanses to provide students with cross-training opportunities. “The Old Town neighborhood is the perfect location for a CorePower Yoga studio,” said Elizabeth West, Old Town studio manager. “There has been so much buzz about the studio opening, and we’re so excited the day is finally here!” The Old Town Studio is home to two spacious yoga rooms and features a range of amenities including luxurious changing rooms, showers and private lockers. A full retail boutique will showcase men’s and women’s activewear, as well as a variety of accessories to meet your yoga and lifestyle needs. Students who are new to CorePower Yoga will receive one week of unlimited free yoga classes ( A variety of membership package options ( are also available. Last year, CorePower Yoga received a significant investment from Catterton Partners, the leading consumer-focused private equity firm, positioning the brand for rapid growth.  CorePower Yoga – Old Town Studio ( 108 W Germania Place Chicago, IL 60610

Chinese clinics and cancer patients to benefit from Elekta’s Versa HD radiation therapy system

BEIJING, September 29, 2014 – Following US and European approvals of Elekta’s Versa HD™ ( linear accelerator, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has cleared the radiation therapy system for sale and marketing in the country. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, well over three million people are diagnosed with cancer every year in China(1), the most common types including lung, gastric, colorectal, liver and esophageal cancers(2). Versa HD is designed to improve patient care and treat a wide range of tumors throughout the body. Versa HD is equipped with the Agility™ multileaf collimator ( for high-speed, high-precision beam shaping to support extremely accurate tumor targeting and improved healthy tissue preservation. Together with High Dose Rate mode, Versa HD is able to improve clinical workflow by providing rapid delivery of more sophisticated therapies within standard radiotherapy treatment times. Elekta’s Anming Gong, Managing Director for China, says: “As cancer rates continue to rise in China, the need for advanced and effective treatment becomes even greater. Versa HD will help support the government’s health care reform, which includes upgrading community and rural health care facilities by 2020.” Versa HD has been overwhelmingly popular since its launch in 2013, with shipments made to 30 countries. Elekta has been present in China since 1982 and eight of 10 top cancer centers have Elekta linear accelerators. The introduction of Versa HD will strengthen Elekta’s leading position in the Chinese market. (1)Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Ervik M, Dikshit R, Eser S, Mathers C, Rebelo M, Parkin DM, Forman D, Bray, F. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11 [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013. (2)Report of incidence and mortality in China cancer registries, 2009 (doi: 10.3978/j.issn.1000-9604.2012.12.04 ( # # # For further information, please contact:Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta ABTel: +31 653 561 242, e-mail: gert.vansanten@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeJohan Andersson, Director, Investor Relations, Elekta ABTel: +46 702 100 451, e-mail: johan.andersson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeThe above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 07:30 CET on September 29, 2014.About ElektaElekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website:

Information on investigations at TeliaSonera’s Kazakh operator Kcell

Today Kcell’s board announced that initial investigations have revealed that a number of the Company’s external supplier contracts were entered into in breach of the Company's own internal policies and procedures. To date there has been no indication that any of the matters under investigation will have any material effect on the Company's balance sheet or on its results of operations. The content of the announcement can be viewed as a concrete result of TeliaSonera’s expressed focus on strengthening the corporate governance and internal control of its majority-owned Eurasian operations. Kcell is listed on the stock exchanges in London and Almaty. See Kcell’s site at for more information.     For more information, please contact the TeliaSonera press office +46 771 77 58 30,, visit our Newsroom ( or follow us on Twitter @TLSN_Media (  TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also a leading wholesale provider who owns and operate one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2013, net sales amounted to SEK 101.7 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.6 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.46. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at     

Alfa Laval wins SEK 120 million offshore pumping systems order in Canada

The order consists of water pumping systems for an offshore oil platform that will be located east of Newfoundland. “I am pleased to announce the second large order for our Framo products since the brand was included in our offering through the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. “These products fit very well in our portfolio of reliable and efficient products for the marine and offshore oil and gas markets.” Did you know that… the Canadian crude oil production will increase from 3.5 million barrels per day in 2013, to 6.4 million barrels per day by 2030, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers? About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees. For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

New SAS concept sees travelling as a way of life

“We Are Travelers” is a long-term concept that reflects the fact that SAS is the obvious choice for frequent travelers in Scandinavia. The concept is based on a deep understanding of the positive emotions associated with flying and how we at SAS can enhance the joy of travel, as well as the fact that people who travel a lot have a greater need for smooth and efficient travel. “Even those who travel frequently see flying as being so much more than just transportation. It is about taking a break from everyday life and about the anticipation of going somewhere, whether you are travelling on business or looking for new experiences on vacation. We travel to be part of the wider world, to feel important and needed, and to grow as human beings,” says Stefan Hedelius. The insight into our way of life and the emotions attached to travel is the result of our extensive long-term efforts to listen to our frequent travelers in focus groups and through broader customer surveys. We want to make life easier for frequent travelers in Scandinavia and the best way to do that is by listening to them.   Initial campaign presents travel profiles – of customers and employeesUsing portraits of real customers and employees, SAS wants to show that there are many different kinds of travelers, but they all have something in common – they love to travel and they do so often. Our new concept is being launched through a campaign – via SAS’s own channels, on TV, in print, online and outdoor advertising – in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The campaign starts with an emotional film that pays tribute to aviation and all of us who love to travel. During the fall, SAS will be releasing several shorter films featuring SAS crew and customers, all chosen because they love to travel, they travel a lot and because they are interesting people. Campaign profiles:Lou Brundin, Professor/Specialist doctor, Karolinska Institutet, SEPeter Amby, Gallerist, Last Resort Gallery, DKKjetil Trædahl Torhsen, Founder of Snøhetta, NOTiril Sjåstad Christiansen, Freestyle skier, NOJesper Kouthoofd, Founder of ACNE and Teenage Engineering, SE SAS Crew:Camilla Mørkholm Bjerke, Captain, NOStefan Jacobsson, Pilot, SEKarianne Hassel, Air purser, NOAnna Sofie Larsson, Air hostess, DKAlexander Sveen, Air host, NOSofie Asp, Air hostess, SE The concept has been developed in collaboration with:Åkestam Holst, Bacon, &Co, Los & Co, Rippler Communications, OTW, Mindshare, MediaCom, Tre Kronor and Bold. Watch films and images on For further information, please contact:SAS press office, tel +46 8 797 29 44


EMAS Offshore Limited (“EMAS Offshore”, or the “Group”), formerly known as EOC Limited (“EOC”), is pleased to announce the launch of its public offering of shares following the registration of its prospectus (the “Prospectus”) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), in conjunction with the proposed listing on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). The Group is offering 48,585,000 shares priced at S$1.21 per share. “We are pleased to have come to this stage where we will be the first company to dual-list in Norway and Singapore to raise funds. I am excited by the prospect of EMAS Offshore and am looking forward to working with Mr Jon Dunstan and his team to repay our investors’ support and confidence,” said Mr Lee Kian Soo, EMAS Offshore’s Executive Chairman. “This listing in Singapore is a key milestone for the Company. The integration of EMAS Marine’s strong ship management and operations track record with EOC’s floating and fixed platform services and engineering capabilities has created an enlarged platform which will position EMAS Offshore as one of the world’s leading offshore support services provider, with a fleet among the industry’s youngest and strongest. This will give EMAS Offshore the scale to further its expansion plans into growth markets of West Africa, East Africa and MENA” said Mr Jon Dunstan, EMAS Offshore’s Chief Executive Officer. Three of the major banks in Singapore, namely DBS Bank Limited (“DBS”), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (“OCBC”) and United Overseas Bank Limited (“UOB”) are engaged to assist the Company on the proposed dual listing on SGX-ST. It is led and underwritten by DBS. OCBC has been appointed as joint bookrunner and underwriter with DBS, and UOB as co-lead manager for the listing. Competitive Strengths · One of the youngest and largest deepwater OSV fleets based in the heart of the Asia Pacific with strong capabilities to operate in deep waters globally · Global reach with blue-chip international client base · Strong parentage: Part of the Ezra Group, a leading integrated offshore solutions group   · First-mover advantages in high-growth and cabotage-protected markets · Well-positioned to capture market opportunities across business segments · Highly-experienced and committed management team with proven track record, with an average of over 30 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry · Dedication to quality and reliability Strategy · Leverage leading market position in Southeast Asia to further strategic expansion in growth markets of West Africa, East Africa and MENA · Maintain strong execution capabilities through people excellence and operational reliability · Achieve fleet optimisation through maintaining one of the youngest OSV fleets with the most up-to-date technologies to ride on growing demand for deep water operations and offshore accommodation · Leverage synergies with the Ezra Group to penetrate into new markets The Public Offering The offering of 48.6 million shares (subject to the over-allotment option) represents approximately 11% of EMAS Offshore’s enlarged post-offering share capital of 439.7 million shares. The invitation timeline is as follows: +-----------------------------------+---------------------------+|Event |Date/ Time (Singapore Time)|+-----------------------------------+---------------------------+|Open of public offer |29 Sep 2014, 6.00 p.m. |+-----------------------------------+---------------------------+|Close of public offer |2 Oct 2014, 12.00 p.m. |+-----------------------------------+---------------------------+|Commence trading on a “ready” basis|8 Oct 2014, 9.00 a.m. |+-----------------------------------+---------------------------+ A copy of the Prospectus would be available on the SGX-ST website at and the MAS website at

IFS launches IFS-in-a-Box

Upon delivery of IFS-in-a-Box customers can implement Oracle Database Appliance into their existing rack of servers and configure the set-up using one of the templates that are supplied ‘in-a-Box’. Having the reassurance that the ‘in-a-Box’ offer has been optimally configured to make this a compelling solution for companies wanting to scale up capacity and users of IFS Applications, whilst keeping total cost of ownership low - it can be easy to add CPU and memory capabilities to their current deployment of IFS Applications. The solution also caters well for organizations creating high-availability IT environments, as the ‘in-a-Box’ proposition can offer a way to set-up fail-over environments. Commenting on the simplicity of implementing the IFS-in-a-Box, Dan Matthews, Chief Technology Officer at IFS said: “Oracle provides best-practice templates for high availability, so it is possible to install and configure a clustered database environment including, Oracle Database and clustered storage for IFS Applications, in a significantly shorter amount of time. Environments for applications and load balancing servers can also be installed and configured in less time.” The results come from test installations and configuration of IFS Applications 8 SP2 on Oracle Database Appliance hardware at the Oracle Solution Center in Linlithgow, Scotland. IFS Applications are now available preinstalled on Oracle Database Appliance. For more information, please visit  Attendees of Oracle OpenWorld (29th September – 2nd October 2014) can visit the IFS stand, #515 in the South Hall of the Moscone Center. About IFS IFS™ is a globally recognized leader in developing and delivering business software for enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and enterprise service management (ESM). IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and enables them to profit from change. IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) that was founded in 1983 and currently has over 2,600 employees. IFS supports more than 2,200 customers worldwide from local offices and through partners in more than 60 countries. For more information visit: Follow us on Twitter: @ifsworld. Visit the IFS Blogs on technology, innovation and creativity: About Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit: About Oracle OpenWorld Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important business and technology conference of the year for Oracle customers, prospective customers, and partners. This educational conference is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology. Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information; to register; or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions, and more, please visit Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and the Oracle OpenWorld blog. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

DoorBot Announces Company Rebranding and New, Enhanced Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

Santa Monica — Sept. 29, 2014 – DoorBot, the company who first introduced the Wi-Fi enabled video doorbell that streams live video and audio of a home’s front doorstep directly to a smartphone or tablet, today announces its latest device, the Ring™ Video Doorbell. This is the first product released under the company’s new brand, Ring. The Ring Video Doorbell was built from the ground up to provide consumers with unprecedented convenience, monitoring, and security for their homes. Ring provides convenience by notifying homeowners of any visitors while also allowing them to communicate with arriving guests through their mobile device. According to data from The Federal Bureau of Investigation–in The United States alone–over 1 million home burglaries occur during daytime hours when homes are unoccupied. Ring provides the appearance of being home, deterring potential burglars by empowering consumers to protect their home from anywhere. “With our busy professional and personal lives, many people are forced to be away from their most valuable asset–their homes–more than ever,” said James Siminoff. founder and inventor of the Ring Video Doorbell. “For the first time, the Ring Video Doorbell gives you the ability to be always home, regardless of where you are. Whether it is a wanted visitor, or someone less invited, with Ring you are Always Home.” The Ring Video Doorbell not only communicates with visitors through a smartphone or tablet, but also includes motion-triggered mobile notifications, an HD camera with night vision, and cloud recording which will capture all activity from the front of the home. Ring owners can view the captured footage through their mobile device via the free Ring app. The Ring™ Video Doorbell is currently available for pre-order for $199 at Assests: Ring Video (, photo 1 (, photo 2 (, photo 3 (, photo 4 (  Features Include: · Mobile Access- Receive instant alerts when someone rings your Video Doorbell or motion is detected, via the free Ring app for iOS and Android. See and speak with visitors from anywhere using your smartphone, and watch recorded footage anytime thanks to cloud recording. · Dual Power- Dual power capability makes the Ring Video Doorbell perfect for any home. Power your Video Doorbell through your existing doorbell wires, or wirelessly operate the Ring Doorbell with its internal, rechargeable battery.   · Easy Installation- Set up your device in minutes with no professional help or special tools required. Everything you’ll need is provided in the box. · Powerful Motion Detection- Not everyone rings the doorbell, so we’ve included intelligent motion sensors to alert you of activity in front of your home. Any movement triggers an alert via the Ring app and activates the night vision HD camera. · HD Camera- Always have a clear view of your home’s entrance with wide-angle HD video.   · Night Vision- Benefit from around the clock coverage thanks to infrared LEDs.   · Cloud Recording- Captures all activity at your home and allows you to view it on your own schedule. · Two-Way Communication- Seamlessly speak with anyone at your door via the built-in speakers and microphone. · Certified for Outdoor Usage- Never worry about your unit being damaged by heat, humidity, rain, sleet, or snow. · Lifetime Purchase Protection- The Ring Doorbell securely attaches to its mounting plate using a proprietary screw. If your device gets stolen, don’t worry–we’ll replace it free of charge. · Custom Faceplate Finishes- Choose from four different finishes and match your Ring Video Doorbell to your door’s hardware. Available in brushed aluminum, antique brass, venetian bronze, and polished brass.

The Jills® List $10 Million Tower Suite in The Majestic

MIAMI (September 25, 2014) — Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s No. 1 sales team worldwide, The Jills® (, have listed Unit T-1 in The Majestic Tower Bal Harbour  for $10 million. The 5,100 square-foot residence is the only unit of its kind available in the luxury condominium building with four bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half bathrooms and a full wraparound balcony providing unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean, bay and city. The Tower Suite can only be accessed through two private key elevators and also includes two parking spaces, two large storage rooms and a double beach cabana. The spacious and open layout of the Tower Suite ( features a living room with ocean views, private dining area and chef’s kitchen with Subzero, Wolf and Miele appliances.  The penthouse boasts state-of-the art systems, smart house technology and a media room with a 120-inch dropdown high definition screen. Unique design elements of the residence include imported marble flooring, handcrafted moldings, built-ins and cabinetry, custom hardwood flooring and Italian marble countertops. “There is nothing else in Bal Harbour quite like the Tower Suite at The Majestic. It is the crown jewel of this building,” said Jill Eber. “This penthouse truly has it all, from spectacular finishes, sprawling and open layout to the endless and unobstructed, city, bay and ocean views.” The master suite has numerous luxury amenities including its own step-out balcony access, expansive his/hers closets with floor-to-ceiling custom built-ins and two master bathrooms.  A full “hers” master bathroom suite features a marble infinity-edge, sunken Jacuzzi tub, marble vanity, walk-in glass steam shower with marble seating and views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The “his” master bathroom suite features a freestanding Italian marble steam shower and marble countertops. This past spring, Bal Harbour was featured as the No. 2 top-performing luxury market in the nation for by the Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report. The report is based on critical metrics including annualized sales in units, volume and average and median sale price. “This penthouse listing at $10 million makes it the most expensive in The Majestic,” said Jill Hertzberg. “The international and domestic demand for luxury condominiums and penthouses in Bal Harbour remain strong and consistent.  Our customers are looking for stunning views and the amenities of luxury living that The Majestic and the Tower Suite can provide.” As the No. 1 luxury real estate agents in South Florida and Miami Beach, The Jills have sold more than $2.3 billion in real estate since 2005. They have been named Florida’s No. 1 team for 11 consecutive years by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, and were named the No. 1 residential real estate sales team in America by The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends ( in 2012 and 2013. Their expertise and knowledge of the luxury market has helped The Jills achieve record-shattering sales, including the sale of the Versace Mansion and the highest recorded sale in Miami ever, the $47 million 3 Indian Creek.    The Jills team, which includes Jill Hertzberg, Jill Eber, Felise Eber, Danny Hertzberg and Hillary Hertzberg, uses powerful marketing strategies, extensive media exposure and affluent contacts worldwide to attract a client list that includes celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, diverse international clientele and long-time Miami Beach residents.  The team specializes in high-end multi-million dollar properties in South Florida’s most elite enclaves such as Star Island, Fisher Island, Indian Creek Island, the Sunset Islands, Venetian Islands, La Gorce Island, Golden Beach, Miami Beach, North Bay Road, Gables Estates, Tahiti Beach and all luxury condos.   Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida is a leading full-service residential real estate company with more than 80 offices and 4,900 sales associates serving the communities of Central Florida, Palm Beach, Southeast Florida, Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay. Worldwide, the Coldwell Banker network includes 3,100 offices with over 84,000 sales associates spanning 50 countries.  Every day, properties listed and marketed by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate are exposed to 16 million buyers on more than 725 high-traffic websites. For more information or to view local listings, visit (    ###  

Aerocrine AB and Microsoft collaborate to test secure, cloud-based remote medical device monitoring.

Aerocrine is committed to improving the management of inflammatory airway disease and the quality of patients’ lives. One of the world’s most common diseases, asthma affects 8 to 10 percent of the global population. Since the disease has no cure, proper diagnosis and management are important to optimize the treatment of a patient’s asthma. Using an Aerocrine FeNO-testing device offers several advantages for patient care. The physician can accurately identify the patients, the type of medication they should receive and use the device to monitor the patients’ progress helping them to maintain adequate control and minimize exacerbations. “The ability to collect vital telemetry data from deployed devices has been a key objective of ours. A cloud-based solution allowing us to collect data on device performance in real-time helps us to be more proactive in our customer support and ensure that our NIOX devices help the physicians deliver the best possible outcome for the patient,” says Scott Myers, CEO of Aerocrine. Microsoft and Aerocrine are working together on this pilot project because of the unique ability of Aerocrine’s devices to generate data at the point of care. This proof of concept will be conducted this fall and will collect data from Aerocrine devices deployed in Sweden, the UK and the United States. Microsoft will connect the Aerocrine devices to its secure cloud analytics platform, Microsoft Azure in the first phase to demonstrate the secure and accurate transmission of telemetry data. “We are excited to work with Aerocrine on this project as part of the CityNext, Healthier Cities initiative to show the potential of new technology to drive productivity and patient safety as we move towards a mobile-first and cloud-first world,” says Mathias Ekman, Industry Marketing Development Manager at Microsoft Sweden.

Monopoly based in St. Petersburg orders 700 DAF trucks

Monopoly, one of Russia’s largest companies specializing in transportation of conditioned food products, will acquire 700 new DAF XF trucks to expand its fleet. The order was signed at the IAA exhibition in Hanover by Ilya Dmitriev and Maxim Onyfrienko - Monopoly directors -, Marcel Verbeeten - general director of DAF dealer Terra Truck - and Ron Bonsen - member of the DAF Board of Management and responsible for Marketing & Sales. Delivery of the vehicles will take place this and next year. As a result of the new order, the fleet of Monopoly will grow to over 1,000 units of which 700 are DAF trucks. “We have chosen DAF after monitoring the performance of the trucks and reliability, quality, fuel efficiency and low cost of ownership have been proven to be industry-leading”, said Ilya Dmitriev, after signing the contract. “Being professionals in logistics we know our customers expect on-time delivery. Therefore we require maximum reliability and uptime of the trucks we operate. That is why we have chosen DAF as our partner.” Ilya Dmitriev added that with this a long lasting partnership with DAF and its dealer network begins. “I would like to thank the Monopoly management for the confidence in Terra Truck,” commented Marcel Verbeeten, general director of the DAF dealership in Saint Petersburg. “We will continue our efforts to assist Monopoly in optimizing its business.”   “DAF is proud to receive this order from Monopoly, a leading Russian transport company”, said Ron Bonsen, member of the DAF Trucks’ Board of Management. “It is a great recognition of our excellent product and our professional Russian dealer network.” ENDS Note to editors: Picture caption: From left to right: Mr Ilya Dmitriev – Mr Ron Bonsen - Mr Maxim Onyfrienko Monopoly  —  growing cargo-carrying and forwarding operator established in 2006 in St. Petersburg specialized in transportation of сargo which requires special temperature conditions. DAF Trucks NV—a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks—is a leading manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks in Europe* with a market share of 16.2% in the over 16 tonnes category. DAF manufactures a full range of tractors and trucks, offering the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leading provider of product services: Multi Support repair and maintenance contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first-class parts delivery service. In addition, DAF develops and manufactures components such as axles and engines for bus and coach manufacturers all over the world. DAF Trucks N.V. has production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Westerlo in Belgium, Leyland in the United Kingdom and in Ponta Grossa in Brazil, and over 1,000 dealers and service points. Terra Truck —  an official and one of the largest DAF dealers in Russia since 2008. Terra Truck has a main office and two well-equipped workshops in St. Petersburg. This allows Terra Truck to provide fast and efficient service in this region. Terra Truck is a part of Lengo Automotive Group which operates in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Russia. Hanover, 29 September 2014 For more information: DAF Trucks N.V. Corporate Communication Department Rob Appels, +31 (0)40 214 2874 Specifications and vehicle models may differ from country to country in connection with different market needs and circumstances. For detailed information on the product range available in your country, please contact the PR representative of the national DAF organisation.

Montgomery College Awarded $15 Million U.S. Dept. of Labor Grant

Award Will Fund Cyber Technology Career Pathways Project at 14 Maryland Community CollegesMontgomery College will receive a nearly $15 million federal grant award from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration job training programs, the White House announced Monday. A total of 14 community colleges in Maryland will benefit from the $14,957,899 in funding to support job-driven training programs. Montgomery College will receive $5,371,743 to lead the consortium of colleges focused on training in the cyber-security economic sector, information technology, professional, scientific and technical and educational services industries.Today, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan announced the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.“This is an exciting day for Montgomery College, our 13 partner institutions and for the state of Maryland,” said Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. “Together with these funds and our employer partners, Montgomery College and Maryland’s community colleges can enhance our efforts to attack the skills gap—connect more of our residents to good jobs and fuel our economy with workers ready with 21st century skills.”&nbsp;Maryland is a national center of cybersecurity with over 130,000 IT jobs–49% above the national average–yet many workers find these careers difficult to enter. The grant creates the Cyber Technology Pathways Across Maryland (CPAM) Consortium consisting of 14 of the state’s community colleges to spearhead the expansion of career pathways to address this workforce need—deepen our work to close the skills gap and connect more residents to high-quality employment.These 14 community colleges from across the state of Maryland will work in partnership with key employer including IBM, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Booz Allen, MedStar and a number of hospitals to develop training pathways for low-income workers with minimal prior education or experience in information technology or cybersecurity. To increase the likelihood of student success, participants will get upfront assessments, career planning and job search support. Students will have the opportunity to accelerate through a two-year degree that is aligned with NSA guidelines for Security &amp; Information Assurance programs. Virtual internships will also be offered to all students to increase their interaction with employers. In the next three years, the program intends to graduate nearly 2,000 students and employer partners have already committed to interviewing qualified graduates.More Features of the CPAM Consortium Include:•&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enhances access to postsecondary education, both credit and noncredit, for Maryland residents•&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Collaboration with major industry leaders such as Lockheed Martin and organizations such as the Tech Council of Maryland•&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enhances workforce development for a leading industry sector for Montgomery County and Maryland•&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Addresses a significant skills gap for a leading industry sector in the state and local economy (Currently, 20,000 cyber jobs are available but employers cannot find prepared Marylanders to fill these high-quality jobs)•&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Demonstrates the value of Maryland’s community colleges in building an educated and skilled workforce—responding to the needs of employers across industry sectors to match residents with skills for in-demand careers“The $15 million in investments in Maryland announced today will help prepare local workers with the skills needed for in-demand careers and advance the role of community colleges as engines of economic growth,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “Over the last four years, the U.S. Department of Labor has invested nearly $27 million in Maryland – part of a long-term commitment to ensure that workers have access to training for the specific skills employers need to stay competitive in the global economy.”###Montgomery College&nbsp;is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

Haldex’ restructuring negotiations in Heidelberg finalized

Global restructuring programThe global program includes consolidation of central processes and functions, optimization of sales and administration costs, adjustments of the European production structure, product rationalization measures and impairment tests of related non-current assets. The program runs through 2015 and includes staff reductions by around 200 employees globally, as well as other measures to reduce operating costs. German part of the programThe negotiations with the German trade unions started last summer and has now been finalized. After the restructuring, air suspension products and the EBS product line will continue to be manufactured at the Heidelberg plant, while other production is gradually reduced in 2015, with a significant portion moving to Hungary. After the restructuring the Heidelberg site will have approximately 100 employees. Bo Annvik, President and CEO for Haldex: “We are pleased that the German negotiations are coming to a close so that we can implement the final phase of our restructuring program. Our remaining operations in Heidelberg are based on the core expertise for air suspension products, which will result in an effective and focused unit that will contribute positively to Haldex in the coming years.” Total savings and costThe restructuring program Haldex announced in 2013 was expected to result in total annual savings of SEK 100 m and a total costs of SEK 250 m, with cash effects of approximately SEK 150 m. From the start of the restructuring program until Q2 2014, SEK 139 m has been recognized as costs in conjunction with activities in the UK, Germany, Brazil and Hungary, with SEK 41 m in restructuring costs and SEK 98 m in asset write-downs. The estimates for the total program is now revised with new annual savings of SEK 85 m and total costs of SEK 250 m, with cash effects of approximately SEK 100 m. The reason for the revised numbers is changes in the German part of the program compared to the original plan and a write down related to one of the products affected by the restructuring in Heidelberg.

Tele2 completes network modernization in all Baltic countries

Tele2’s most up-to-date mobile network in the Baltics has been developed in co-operation with Nokia Networks. During the project, Tele2 adopted the latest technologies for its mobile network and existing base stations, as well as built 540 new sites. Tele2 mobile network, the most up-to-date mobile network in the Baltic countries, provides high-quality voice communications and fast mobile Internet, including 4G services. “We are delighted that our 3.3 million customers in the Baltic countries can enjoy superior mobile broadband. It is the most significant investment we have implemented in the region and it helps us to continuously deliver what we have promised to customers – high-quality services at low costs,” says Niklas Sonkin, Executive Vice President for Central Europe and Eurasia at Tele2 AB. For further information, contact:Lars Torstensson, EVP Corporate Communication and Strategy, Telephone: +46 702 73 48 79 TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST GROWING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING CUSTOMERS WITH WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 13 million customers in 9 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2013, we had net sales of SEK 30 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6 billion.

Shaping a new generation telco – new savings and growth initiatives combined with changed dividend policy

“Today we announce that TeliaSonera will invest to grow in our core business in the Nordics and Baltics, in taking Eurasia to the next level on the back of increased demand for mobile internet, and in areas that complement and strengthens our core business. In addition we will invest to save, increasing simplicity and thereby increase our overall competitiveness. These initiatives aim to defend or increase our market shares and reach sustainable cost savings, without compromising on dividend to shareholders,” said Johan Dennelind, president and CEO of TeliaSonera. Continuous capex in TeliaSonera’s core operations is expected to be around 15 percent of service revenues the next two years. In addition, TeliaSonera will invest total accumulated capex of up to SEK 6–7 billion in 2015–2016 in two main areas: 1)    In order to increase competitiveness and reduce cost, accumulated capex of SEK 2 billion will be spent on business transformation in 2015–2016 to reach net savings with a yearly run rate of SEK 2 billion during 2017. 2)    Accumulated capex of up to SEK 4–5 billion will be spent on additional grow initiatives in 2015–2016, primarily accelerating the fiber roll-out in Sweden, new B2B offerings, as well as upgrading data networks in Eurasia. In Sweden, the aim is to increase the number of households reached by TeliaSonera’s fiber services from 1.1 million to 1.9 million between 2014 and 2018. The board of directors have decided that the dividend policy is replaced by a target to distribute an annual dividend of at least SEK 3 per share for the fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The company shall continue to target a solid investment grade long-term credit rating (A- to BBB+). The board of directors final dividend proposal will be announced in the Year-end Report 2014 which will be released on January 29, 2015. TeliaSonera reiterates its guidance for the full year 2014: “Net sales in local currencies, excluding acquisitions and disposals, are expected to be slightly below the level in 2013. Currency fluctuations may have a material impact on reported figures in Swedish krona. The EBITDA margin, excluding non-recurring items, is expected to be around the same level as in 2013. The CAPEX-to-sales ratio is expected to be approximately 15 percent, excluding license and spectrum fees.”

Alfa Laval wins SEK 70 million energy-efficiency order in India

The Alfa Laval Packinox heat exchangers will be part of a capacity expansion in the refinery. The heat exchangers will recover heat from one part of the process, to be reused in the process of catalytic reforming, where petroleum products are transformed into high octane liquids. “Our Packinox heat exchangers are extremely efficient when it comes to heat recovery and can replace several shell-and-tube heat exchangers in the same duty. This order confirms that they are highly suitable for the demanding applications in the refinery and petrochemical industry”, says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. Did you know that… Alfa Laval has delivered more than 250 Packinox heat exchangers for catalytic reforming to refineries around the world? About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees. For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

Notice to Extraordinary General Meeting of Endomines AB (publ)

The shareholders of Endomines AB (publ) have been invited to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on Thursday 30 October 2014 at 17.00 at the Offices of Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag, Biblioteksgatan 9 in Stockholm, Sweden. Registration etc.Shareholders who wish to participate at the Extraordinary General Meeting must be registered in the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Friday 24 October 2014, and notify the company of their intention to attend the Meeting no later than on Friday 24 October 2014, preferably before 12.00 noon. Notice of attendance shall be made in writing to Endomines AB, Hovslagargatan 5B, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden, by telephone +46-8-611 66 45 or by email The notification shall include the shareholder’s name, personal or corporate identity number, address, telephone number, number of shares held and, if applicable, details of any representatives and assistants. Shareholders represented by a proxy should, in order to facilitate entry to the Extraordinary General Meeting, submit original versions of the proxies, certificates of registration and other authorization documents to Endomines no later than on Friday 24 October 2014. The proxy form is available to download from the company’s webpage, Shareholders whose shares are nominee-registered must temporarily be entered into the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in their own name in order to be entitled to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting. Such registration must be completed no later than on Friday 24 October 2014, and the nominee should therefore be notified well in advance before said date. Shareholders whose shares are nominee-registered in the name of Euroclear Finland Ab must, in order to be entitled to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting, request to be temporarily registered into the temporary shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Ab and notify the company of their intention to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in accordance with the instructions set out above. The registration in the temporarily shareholders’ register must be completed no later than on Friday 24 October 2014 at 10.00 (Finnish time), and the nominee should therefore be notified well in advance before said date. NoticeThe complete notice is available in Swedish at the company’s webpage, The documentation in Swedish will also be sent free of charge to the shareholder who so requests and states its address. ________________________________________________________________________________________Endomines AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:55 CET on 30 September 2014. About Endomines ABEndomines is conducting exploration as well as mining activities along the 40 kilometer extended Karelian Gold Line. Endomines is controlling, based on decisions from relevant authorities, the explorations right for the entire area. The Company´s first mine, Pampalo, was started in February 2011. During 2014 production from the open pit at Rämepuro was commenced and the Company is now planning to start mining of the gold deposit at Hosko. The ore from Hosko will, as for the ore from Rämepuro, be treated at the, within the Karelian Gold Line centrally located, mill at Pampalo. The Company operates under a regime of sustainable principles and with a business practice to minimize the impact to the environment. Endomines applies SveMin's & FinnMin's respective rules for reporting (public mining & exploration companies). The Company has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the JORC-code, which is the internationally accepted Australasian code for reporting ore reserves and mineral resources. The shares of Endomines AB are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under ticker ENDO and on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under ticker ENDOM. Pareto Securities acts as Liquidity Provider in Stockholm.

Endomines AB brings forward the publication of the interim report for January-September 2014 until 28 October 2014

The Board of Directors of Endomines AB (publ) has made a resolution to publish the third quarterly report (January-September 2014) earlier than previously announced. The date of the publishing is now set to October 28, 2014. The reason to this resolution is the Extraordinary General Meeting announced today to be held on October 30, 2014 to approve the Board´s resolution on a rights issue in Endomines. The Board of Directors Endomines AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 09:00 CET on September 30, 2014. About Endomines ABEndomines is conducting exploration as well as mining activities along the 40 kilometer extended Karelian Gold Line. Endomines is controlling, based on decisions from relevant authorities, the explorations right for the entire area. The Company´s first mine, Pampalo, was started in February 2011. During 2014 production from the open pit at Rämepuro was commenced and the Company is now planning to start mining of the gold deposit at Hosko. The ore from Hosko will, as for the ore from Rämepuro, be treated at the, within the Karelian Gold Line centrally located, mill at Pampalo. The Company operates under a regime of sustainable principles and with a business practice to minimize the impact to the environment. Endomines applies SveMin's & FinnMin's respective rules for reporting (public mining & exploration companies). The Company has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the JORC-code, which is the internationally accepted Australasian code for reporting ore reserves and mineral resources. The shares of Endomines AB are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under ticker ENDO and on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under ticker ENDOM. Pareto Securities acts as Liquidity Provider in Stockholm.

Precision and elegance in winner Eddy Anemian's collection for H&M

“I had such a good experience creating the collection with H&M. They really respected the idea of the collection, translating my couture cutting and sewing techniques. It was like seeing my clothes made real,” says Eddy Anemian. “Eddy’s winning collection was breathtaking. Everyone at H&M has enjoyed working with Eddy to bring his exceptional work to a wider audience,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design, New Development H&M. For his winning collection, inspired by Tilda Swinton’s character in the movie “I Am Love” and the French painter Ingres, Eddy cut floral upholstery fabric into strips, then reconstructed them to create both structure and abstract pattern. This technique has been recreated for Eddy’s collection with H&M, such as in a blue floral jacket with strips that spread out from the neckline, then curve inward over the hips. A long yellow floral skirt is constructed from vertical strips, while a white skirt is made from horizontal raw-edged ruffles to give the impression of the patterns found in marble. Alongside pieces such as a white jumpsuit with floral sleeves, there’s a black heavy twill top, and a white pair of high-waist pants to provide contrast. Eddy has just completed his final year at La Cambre, and is now hoping to gain more experience within the fashion industry, before hoping to one day launch a label under his own name. He is the latest winner of the H&M Design Award, an annual prize launched in 2012 to support and encourage young fashion graduates at the very beginning of their careers. To find out more about the award, please visit (

DPx Holdings B.V. Completes Acquisition of Gallus BioPharmaceuticals

DPx Holdings B.V., privately owned by JLL Partners and Royal DSM and the parent company of Patheon, announces that it has completed the transaction to acquire Gallus BioPharmaceuticals, LLC, a leading contract manufacturing company specializing in biologics. Patheon’s biologic drug substance business, a unit of DPx Holdings, now spans four global facilities in Europe, Australia and North America and includes more than 550 employees. “We are pleased to have closed this transaction within such a short period of time so that we can begin providing customers with an even higher level of service with our expanded service offerings and dedicated biologics presence in the U.S.,” says Jim Mullen, CEO of DPx Holdings. “This acquisition allows us to better serve the biologics segment in our industry and aligns with our strategy to continue to bring our customers an industry leading end-to-end service offering.” The Patheon pharma services business provides commercial manufacturing, pharmaceutical product development services for a full array of solid and sterile dosage forms, and biologic and chemical drug substance development and manufacturing. With the Gallus BioPharmaceuticals acquisition, Patheon is now a leading provider of process development as well as clinical and commercial scale manufacturing of mammalian cell culture derived products. Patheon offers customers a broad array of disposable manufacturing technology, as well as commercial scale production, throughout its expanded global network. In addition, Patheon is able to leverage its expertise in disposable technology to expedite manufacturing as well as broaden its capabilities in mid-scale flexible manufacturing. These enhanced capabilities further support the Patheon end-to-end integrated offering providing small-scale API and biologic drug substance through to commercial manufacturing.   The two existing Gallus sites in St. Louis, Mo. and Princeton, N.J. are the first Patheon biologic drug substance sites in the U.S. and complement the two existing sites in Groningen, the Netherlands and Brisbane, Australia. Three of these four global sites each have nearly three decades of mammalian cell culture experience, while the fourth site in Brisbane was opened within the last year and is considered a facility of the future for biologics. Under the Patheon brand, these sites will support the company’s continued expertise in biologics and support the needs of Patheon’s customers in this growing segment of the industry. 

Tickets go on sale for York Minster's Christmas Carol Concerts - Wednesday 1 October at 9.30am

In York, the festive season does not officially start for many people until they have been to the York Minster Christmas Carol Concert, and with tickets going on sale this Wednesday (1 October 2014) at 9.30am for those wanting a front seat for the popular annual event. “Festive music is one of the great traditions and joys of the most important festival in the Christian calendar,” comments director of communications, Sharon Atkinson.  “The Minster’s Christmas Carol concerts are a landmark event for the people of York.  The sound of one of the UK’s finest cathedral choirs, music from a brass band, readings and much-loved carols make this a wonderful community occasion and a great way to start the Christmas season. “ This year’s Christmas Carol Concerts take place on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December at 7.00pm.  The concerts are organised to raise money for the York Minster Fund, which supports much of the conservation, preservation work and repairs to the cathedral.  The concerts feature the choristers, choral scholars and songmen of York Minster singing a variety of traditional Christmas carols, music from a guest brass band, and readings by a number of special guests.  The audience is also invited to join in with carol singing. Those wishing to purchase tickets are advised to set up accounts on the York Minster website ahead of Wednesday morning to speed up the booking process – and with 35% of concert tickets selling within the first 24 hours of booking last year, the front nave seats are likely to sell out fast. Also going on sale on Wednesday will be tickets to the Handel’s Messiah, again performed by the York Minster Choir with guest soloists, which will take place on 13 December 2014. More details about the concerts can be found at  ( Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01904 557208 or in person from the admissions desks inside York Minster. ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Nickelodeon content exclusively on Viaplay

From 1 October all Viaplay subscribers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland will have exclusive access to animations and live action series from Viacom’s Nickelodeon. The content’s appeal spans pre-schoolers to young teenagers (tweens). Top titles include all seasons of kids’ animated favourites Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Penguins of Madagascar, and live action series Victorious and iCarly aimed at tweens. “Nickelodeon is a leading producer of kids and tween content. With this agreement and the other great kids and tween content we offer, we place Viaplay in first position when it comes to content aimed towards the younger audience.” Jakob Mejlhede, MTG Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Programming “This is a very important step for Nickelodeon and Viacom. It is a unique deal and it will strengthen Viacom’s position in the Nordics. We look forward to be working closely together with MTG to explore the great potential of our content with the aim to inspire kids and tweens.” Andrea Sahlgren, Viacom Senior Vice President, General Manager Nordic “At MTG, content and digital choice is at the heart of what we do, and Viaplay is shaping the future of entertainment by providing the best and most varied recent blockbuster movies, TV Series, sports and kids titles in the Nordics. We’re also happy to be strengthening our relationship with Viacom that extends across all TV platforms in the region.” Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG President & CEO All titles will be part of Viaplay’s download-to-go service so customers can watch the programmes on their mobile devices when they are offline. Viaplay is available on internet connected devices including personal computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, set-top-boxes, and games consoles, and through Viasat´s “Video Multi Screen” service. ***