Cost-saving point of sale technology firm supply UK’s first Canadian Coffee chain

Second Cup’s international expansion started in 2003 and now Second Cup cafes are located in 26 regions worldwide. Second Cup opted to fit its flagship UK shop with intelligentpos® technology to keep pace with the growing demands of its fast moving business. intelligentpos® technology is used on iPads which are pre-loaded with the cloud-based point of sale application. The portable system allows operators greater flexibility to process transactions wherever they occur. The flexible system is the next generation in EPOS technology, offering increased capability while retaining the fundamental features expected of a traditional EPOS system. Robin Knox, Director at Intelligent Point of Sale Limited, said: “We are delighted to work with Second Cup, a global operator offering world-class products to its customers, and to support their first UK operation. “As the coffee shop will cater to such a large volume of consumers, we know that intelligentpos® will allow the operation to work flexibly and efficiently.” intelligentpos® significantly cuts point-of-sale set-up costs. Robin added: “intelligentpos® is an affordable, flexible and easy to install point of sale business solution. “Our product allows business owners to remotely monitor their commercial activity and with no contracts or hidden costs and software updates and tech support included, our customers feel assured that they are maximising their own profitability when trading.” Second Cup’s first UK cafe is in the Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre, the largest inner-city shopping centre in Britain and Second Cup’s franchise partner for Manchester is expected to generate around 100 jobs over the coming years. Second cup have also installed intelligentpos® technology into its outlets in Ghana, Lithuania  and Yemen. Jim Ragas, President Second Cup International, said: "Second Cup cafés are designed to be a second home – where our valued customers can relax or work. Creating an efficient and straightforward experience for them when ordering and paying is an essential part of our service “ intelligentpos® enables our staff greater functionality and flexibility when taking customer orders and communicating with other staff. “With such an intuitive product, designed by those who know the industry, Intelligent Point of Sale Limited has created a dynamic and cost-effective technology which, together with our fabulous coffee, will help us to remain ahead of the competition.” Notes to editors: Intelligent Point of Sale Limited · Edinburgh-based Intelligent Point of Sale Limited supplies computerised cash register software and hardware to small and large businesses through the UK. · The product – intelligentpos® - is an iPad and cloud-based point of sale application which allows businesses to process transactions with portable and flexible hardware and software. · intelligentpos® allows business owners to remotely monitor their commercial activity, manage staffing levels and alter products and offers. · intelligentpos®  is a hybrid cloud system, meaning that it is not internet reliant. · Founded in October 2012 by business partners Robin Knox and Paul Walton, Intelligent Point of Sale Limited employs 11 full-time members of staff in Edinburgh. · intelligentpos® packages start from £39 plus VAT per month for independent businesses. · Second Cup The Second Cup coffee café concept originated in 1975 in Toronto, Canada.  Second Cup’s international expansion started in 2003. Second Cup café operators are committed to serving the best and highest quality coffees in the world in an inviting ambience with uncompromising standards of customer service, product quality and freshness.  As a specialty coffee retailer, Second Cup has become a second home to hundreds of thousands of guests every day. 1. Second Cup cafés are located in 26 regions worldwide with over 130 operating internationally.  Second Cup cafés offer a variety of innovative and exclusive blends, espresso-based beverages and iced drinks, Whole Leaf Premium Teas, All Natural Frozen Yogurt, signature foods, indulgent treats and premium beverages in a warm and comfortable setting. 2. The Canadian coffee café franchise originated in 1975 in Toronto. 3. For further information, please contact: Rory Brown 0131 554 9150

Montgomery College Theatre Professor Receives Top Teaching Award

KenYatta Rogers’ Honor Marks the Sixth Consecutive Year an MC Professor Is Selected as Maryland Professor of the YearKenYatta Rogers, a professor of theatre, has been named the Maryland Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).Since 2000, Rogers has taught classes at Montgomery College in voice and diction, movement for the performer and fundamentals of acting. As a professional actor, Rogers has garnered three Helen Hayes Award nominations for his stage performances. He has more than 50 film, television, radio and voiceover credits including the National Endowment for the Arts’ The Big Read series and PBS’ Standard Deviants.“When Professor Rogers is acting on one of the Washington area stages at night and coming in and teaching the next morning, he is including the students in his process and connecting to them in a very special way,” said Professor Susan Hoffman, who chaired the theatre department until this year.Rogers also advises the Black Box Players, a student theater group on the Rockville Campus, and mentors over 30 students each year. He has also served as a director and coach for more than 15 productions for the College.Rogers says he believes in the “fierce urgency of now. The transaction between me and the person that is in front of me on stage or in the classroom is the most important thing at that time.” He says his work with students is “more of a mission than a job.”Performance major Abhishek Shrestha says Rogers “is a very hands-on teacher and he tailors his teaching student to student.”“[Professor Rogers] nurtures that need to create,” says Shaquille Stewart, another performance major. “He has helped me not only as a theatre student but as a human being.”In addition to teaching and directing, Rogers co-produces WILLPOWER! at the College. Founded in 2003, over 10,000 people have participated in the annual Shakespeare festival. He also co-produces MCSLAM!, an annual poetry festival featuring student work.This is the eighth time in 11 years—and the sixth consecutive year—that a Montgomery College professor has been named Maryland Professor of the Year.Dr. Mary Furgol, a history professor, received the honor in 2003. In 2006, Joan Naake, an English professor, won the award. In 2009, the award went to Chemistry Professor Susan Bontems, followed by Dr. Deborah Stearns, a psychology professor; Music Professor Dawn Avery; Math Professor John Hamman; English Professor, Dr. Greg Wahl, respectively.Rogers was honored at an awards luncheon today at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. followed by an evening reception at the Folger Shakespeare Library.                                                                                 ###Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.


Honolulu Cookie Company and the Shane Victorino Foundation have teamed up to celebrate those who are showing the Aloha Spirit in improving their communities. Honolulu Cookie Company is offering a new collection of their signature shortbread cookies called the “Flyin’ Hawaiian” Collection, named after Maui’s own two-time World Series champion Shane Victorino.  The collection is available online and at their Front Street and Whalers Village locations on Maui, their Ward Warehouse and Ala Moana locations on Oahu, and at the Palazzo store in Las Vegas. Retailing for $14.95, each box purchased will see $2 donated to the Shane Victorino Foundation, established in 2010 to aide programs geared towards underserved youth.  Additionally, hidden in 18 boxes will be the most delicious collector’s item, an autographed Shane Victorino baseball card. Customers are invited to visit the Honolulu Cookie Company’s Facebook page, as well, to nominate a person they believe goes above and beyond in service of their community.  Once they’ve written the story of their nominee, the online community will vote for who they feel best represents the Aloha Spirit.  The winning nominee will be selected on December 10 and receive a baseball cap, bat, and ball autographed by the “Flyin’ Hawaiian” himself. On November 22, Honolulu Cookie Company will proudly serve as a sponsor and contributor at the 2014 Shane Victorino Celebrity Dinner & Golf Classic.  This is a prestigious event bringing together professions from all walks to raise awareness of the Foundation and its work with children. December 17 marks the beginning of the Shane Victorino Foundation’s Toy Drive held each year in Las Vegas.  Running through Christmas, it’s another great way to give to those less fortunate.  As a way of saying thank you, Honolulu Cookie Company will be offering a “Gift of Giving” coupon with each donation good for free cookies when visiting one of our retail stores. For more details on the Honolulu Cookie Company, its products, or the Facebook contest, please visit or call toll free at (866) 333-5800. Visit Honolulu Cookie Company on Facebook at

Where Energy, Gold and Equities Prices Are Headed This Week

                                                                                Futures Outlook #75 November 17, 2014                                        Will volatility in commodity prices lead to stability in equities?              What does the Swiss referendum mean for the price of gold?Has crude oil found a bottom?Will positive government reports be enough to push the S&P to new highs?The coldest weather of the season is upon the northeast this week, where do temperatures head beyond that?   Gold prices advanced over $30 on Friday because the “gold” referendum that’s on Swiss lawmakers’ agenda has gained support for passing on November 30th. The referendum calls for the central bank of Switzerland to hold 20% of its assets in gold, repatriate any gold held abroad and forbid it from selling the metal in the future. The implications of a yes vote can be far reaching. At this time the ratio of gold held by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) is about 8%, to achieve the ratio of 20% the bank would have to sell approximately USD68 billion in assets, mostly US dollars and the Euro, and buy 1783 tons of gold, according to an article published in the Financial Times. One contract of gold is 100 ounces; there are 16 ounces in a pound, and in the US 2000 pounds in a ton. That’s 3.5 million pounds of gold the SNB would have to purchase over a five year period. Or if you want to break it down to number traders can understand that’s a 560,000 contract order to buy, and possibly much more if the price of gold drops, remember the bank must keep a 20% ratio. If this sounds completely ridiculous it is, but as of the publication of this letter it has a 50/50 chance of passing. Passage of this could cause financial instability in the bank as it becomes less flexible in its financial dealings according to many experts. While Switzerland is not part of the EU, this could cause serious repercussions throughout Europe if one of the regions strongest economies shows signs of faltering in an already shaky environment. My bias for gold going forward or until November 30th will be based upon which way this vote will go. This could mean staying on the sidelines until things become clear. If this vote passes gold will be a buy, if it fails, the metal will head substantially lower. For traders that want to dip their toes in the market the indicator to watch will be poll results.   Crude oil prices settled positive on Friday after dropping to a 4 year low in overnight trading as OPEC officials reiterated their stance that production cuts will not be on the agenda when they meet at the end of November. Prices were further pressured by a report that US production of crude oil reached 9.1 million barrels per day, which is the most since 1986. The House of Representatives voted to approve the Keystone pipeline on Friday and this week the Senate will vote on and is likely to pass the same measure. These are mostly symbolic gestures as the public is well aware of the republicans’ stance on this issue. Once the Senate votes it will be up to the President to decide whether or not to sign the bill. Never has a company in the history of laying pipelines had to jump through so many hoops to have a line approved. Whether approval of the pipeline will be bullish or bearish for prices has supporters on either side of the issue. The bulls on one hand will say additional ways to move crude means additional options to explore for crude, ultimately leading to energy independence and the lifting of the ban on oil exports. The bears will say, approval means adding crude to an already over supplied situation. Prices for crude are near a 5 year low and many analysts are calling for an even further drop. I am not one of them. If you have watched or read some of the interviews with oil executives recently, each one of them has stated that oil needs to drop to $65 or $70 for wells to become unprofitable. An executive’s job is to portray his company in the best economic financial light, for this reason alone I think the breakeven price is higher. Banks will not wait till companies reach the breakeven price when they stop approving loans. And if production is curtailed it could eventually lead to supply tightness, causing prices to rise. OPEC is not as unified as they would present themselves to the press. Venezuela and other members want production cuts. Increased energy supply can depress prices but it can also spur economic growth and increased demand. Retail sales had an unexpected jump last month according to a report that was released Friday and analysts are attributing that to low energy prices. In fact analysts now think low gasoline prices will give a 3% boost to holiday sales. Buying out of the money call options continues to increase and managed money has added to long positions. Geo-politically the world has been quiet, almost too quiet. The short side is a very crowded trade and moves to the upside could be exaggerated due to weak shorts covering. Trading is all about risk reward and in my view, which is now joined by others, the reward is greater to the upside. My bias is higher; I am long and anticipate a move back towards $80 for WTI.   Government reports will be the main driver for equity prices this week as we receive numbers covering everything from housing, inflation and manufacturing. With a few setbacks the strength of these reports along with earnings has moved the S&P and the E-Mini to record highs. Now that earnings season has wound down these reports will be the focus. Housing has seen steady growth, but I think most would call the recovery a disappointment. Owning a house is not one of the priorities of the millennium crowd, renting for them is the way to go. Getting a mortgage is still difficult, and because of an aging population the amount of sales will not be as high as when the baby boomers were buying homes. With all that said I believe the market accepts the fact sales won’t be as high as the early 2000’s even with low interest rates, and this will not be a drag on the overall economy. Inflation should have been kept in check last quarter because of low energy prices. And finally manufacturing could see a rebound, and again credit low energy prices for the reason. I believe we will see positive reports in all areas and you will see another week of new highs for the Dow. The FOMC minutes will be released on November 19, don’t expect any surprises, the tone will be dovish. We are on the cusp of the holiday shopping season and because of low gasoline prices consumers have confidence in their outlook and extra dollars in their pockets. I am bullish on the Mini, but will wait for a dip to buy.   If you live in the northeast you will have to bundle up this week as the second cold wave descends from Canada. And looking beyond this week, below normal temperatures will stretch across the eastern half of the US for the beginning of next week too. This should steady a natural gas market that has surprisingly lost almost 13% in value since the high was set just a few sessions ago. It is difficult to short Natural gas, seasonally it doesn’t make sense, and winter is 3 weeks away. The injection number estimate last week was small and it was still a miss. This could be a reflection of high demand to start the winter. We will soon start to draw supply from the system and it will be interesting to see if the extraction numbers are similar to last years at this point. The latest COT report shows that long positions have been reduced by managed money, but that is not a surprise when you consider the price drop that we have had over the last week. What will be watched is whether those longs have now increased with lower prices. My bias is to the upside, I am long and I anticipate a move back to the 440 area.These are the numbers to watch:   Gold has resistance starting from $1192 to $1196 which is the 21day MA, the next level of resistance runs from $1210 to $1215 which represents the 50 day MA, and above this the resistance is $1227 to $1232. Support begins from $1183 to $1178, under this there is support from $1169 to $1165 and under this the support is $1150 to $1145. My bias is neutral because of the Swiss vote hanging over the market, otherwise it would be lower. The area above $1190 is a good spot to initiate shorts, and use the 21 and 50 day MA’s as the area to place stops. A break above the 50day MA would be a good place to buy. I will watch the polls closely.  Crude oil has resistance starting from $7620 to $7660, above this there is resistance from $7800 to $7830 and above this the resistance runs from $7920 to $7970 which represents the 21 day MA. Support begins from $7420 to $7390, under this the support is $7330 to $7300 and under this $7200 to $7150 which will bring prices back to the summer of 2010. My bias is higher, I am long at $7450, and my stop is below the first level of support. My target is $78.   The E-Mini has resistance starting from 2039 to 2044; above this the resistance is 2051 to 2058 and above this 2070 to 2075. Support begins from 2027 to 2022 under this there is support from 2015 to 2010 and under this the support is 2000 to 1995. My bias is higher, but I will wait for a dip to buy. I am working an order to buy at 2020 and will use the first level of support as a stop.   Natural gas has resistance starting from 422 to 425 above this there is resistance from 430 to 433, which represents the 200 day MA and above this the resistance runs from 440 to 444. Support begins from 407 to 404, under this there is support from 397 to 392, which represents both the 21 and 50 day MA’s, and below this the support is 385 to 382. I am long at 416, my stop is 400 and I am anticipating a move above the 200 day MA. Government reports scheduled for release this week will include: Before deciding to participate in the commodity futures market, you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Most importantly, do not invest money you cannot afford to lose. There is substantial risk trading commodities. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There are no guarantees of profit nor of avoiding losses when trading commodity futures contracts. No representation is being made that any trade will or is likely to achieve profits similar to those in the past. No part of this letter may be reproduced without the consent of Anthony Grisanti

Work engagement leads to healthy, productive employees

”Work engagement is not to be confused with flow, which is momentary, intense, focused concentration. Work engagement is more permanent and is characterized by vigor, dedication and absorption,” explains Schaufeli. Employees who are enthusiastically absorbed in their work may work long hours, like workaholics. However, according to research, work engagement and workaholism are two different concepts. In contrast to workaholics, employees who are engaged in their work feel well, gain satisfaction from their work and are able to stop when they no longer enjoy it. Workaholism, on the other hand, can be compared to addiction. People who work obsessively constantly set themselves harder targets and are not able to enjoy their work. ”Work engagement can be increased at workplaces through simple methods. On the individual level these may be, for example, friendliness and readiness to help colleagues. On the work community level, the role of management is crucial: attentive, caring leadership increases employees’ commitment,” stresses Schaufeli. Work engagement proven to lead to productivity “This autumn, a FIOH study was one of the first in the world to show a strong positive association between work engagement and productivity. Productivity also led to a higher income level,” confirms Research Director, Jari Hakanen. Previous longitudinal studies at FIOH have shown that work engagement also has long-term positive effects, such as less depression, increased happiness and better balance between work and family life. The second phase of the current Spiral of Inspiration – Innovative and flourishing work communities project searches for management methods with which supervisors and management can help their communities to succeed and feel that their work is meaningful and inspiring, so that employees want to and are able to do their best during the working day. In employee-orientated job crafting projects, workers try out ways with which they themselves can make their work more inspiring, and though which that they can use their own strengths. ”Experiences at workplaces show that even during economically hard times, work can be meaningful, and methods and strengths for maintaining the meaningfulness of work and well-being can be found in the work community. We will have the results of these projects by the end of 2015,” promises Hakanen. FIOH’s Research Day is on Friday 21.11.2014 from 8.30 to 14.00. The programme is in English. Wilmar Schaufeli, Professor of Work and Organizational Psychology at Utrecht University will receive the 2014 Jorma Rantanen Certificate of Honour. Read more about FIOH’s Research Day ( Further information Wilmar Schaufeli, Professor, Utrecht University, tel. +31 6514 75784, w.schaufeli[at], Hakanen, Research Director, Helsinki University and Research Professor, FIOH, tel. +358 40 562 5433, jari.hakanen[at] or jari.hakanen[at] Work engagement ( in Wikipedia

Belaz wins Swedish Steel Prize 2014

“Belaz has boldly gone beyond the boundaries of what has earlier been considered possible using available technology,” says Gregoire Parenty, Chairman of the jury and Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development SSAB. The current trend within mining and quarry operations across the world is that bigger is better. Demand is high, production must therefore be optimized. Using high-strength steel, the global mining dump truck manufacturer Belaz has created the world’s largest dump truck capable of 20 percent higher payload capacity than conventional trucks, whilst minimizing fuel consumption. “Belaz’s new design shows how high-strength steel can be used to make stronger, lighter and more sustainable products,” explains Parenty, who emphasises that it was a close competition between the finalists. The Swedish Steel Prize was awarded for the 16th time in conjunction with a three-day event at which 800 participants from around the world gathered to share the latest findings on high-strength steel. The other finalists - Santander Equipos from Chile, Timo Penttimies from Finland and Vale from Brazil, were runners-up in the Swedish Steel Prize 2014. The Swedish Steel Prize was established by SSAB in 1999 to inspire and disseminate knowledge about high strength steel and how it can be used to develop stronger, lighter and more sustainable products. For further information, please contact Marie Elfstrand, Director Media Relations and PR, tel +46 8 454 57 34Leena Vanhanen, Director Public Relations, tel +358 40 549 78 42 For pictures, please visit SSAB’s Media bank (

Provision for expected credit losses for Volvo CE in China

Following an extended period of declining demand, low machine utilization and lower raw materials prices, profitability for customers and dealers primarily in the Chinese mining industry has declined and their financial position has weakened. The risk for future credit losses has therefore increased and as a consequence Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is provisioning SEK 650 M in the fourth quarter of 2014. The current provision level for expected credit losses is based on the Group’s prevailing best estimate. November 21, 2014 Journalists who would like further information, please contact Kina Wileke +46 (0)31 66 12 32 or +46 (0)765 537229. For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 a.m November 21, 2014.

ASSA ABLOY acquires Silvana and Metalika in Brazil

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire Silvana, a leading lock company, and has acquired Metalika, a leading steel fire door company, both located in Brazil. The acquisitions significantly increase the Group’s footprint in Brazil. "I am very pleased that Silvana and Metalika are joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. Silvana and Metalika represent the Group’s first major acquisitions in the large Brazilian market. This constitutes an important next step in our strategy to grow market presence in emerging markets,” says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY. "With these two important acquisitions, ASSA ABLOY will now offer more comprehensive door opening solutions across the large Brazilian market,” says Thanasis Molokotos, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of the Americas Division. Silvana established in 1964, is located in Campina Grande, Paraiba, in northeastern Brazil. Metalika, established in 1999, is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Together they double ASSA ABLOY’s existing presence and add approximately 410 employees. Sales for Silvana and Metalika are expected to reach a combined BRL 85 M (approx SEK 250 M) in 2015 with good EBIT margins. The acquisitions will be accretive to EPS from start. The acquisition of Silvana is expected to close during Q4 2014. For more information, please contact:Johan Molin, President and CEO, tel no: +46 8 506 485 42Carolina Dybeck Happe, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel no: +46 8 506 485 72 About ASSA ABLOYASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 43,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales of about SEK 50 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, door automation and hotel security.

Nordic Mining’s interim report for the quarter ended 30 September 2014

Important events in the third quarter 2014 and year-to-date: · Strategic focus on the Engebø projectThe Group’s near-term strategic target is to secure permits for the Engebø rutile project.  · Measuring program completedIn August 2014, the measuring program for water circulations and hydrographical data in the Førdefjord was finalised after 12 months of continuous measuring.  · Results from supplementary investigations submittedIn September 2014, the results and final reports related to the supplementary investigations were submitted to the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The results confirmed the previous measuring and surveys conducted in connection with the environmental impact assessments for the Engebø rutile project. · Ongoing decision process related to the Engebø rutile projectThe Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation is responsible for decision of the industrial area plan. The ministry will consider all aspects related to the project, i.a. industrial, social, environmental etc. The application for waste disposal permit will be considered by the Ministry of Climate and Environment. · Significant increase of Keliber’s mineral resourcesIn November 2014, Keliber reported resource estimates for the Rapasaari and Emmes lithium deposits in accordance with the JORC Code 2012. The estimate for Keliber’s indicated mineral resources was increased by 55%. The total estimate for measured and indicated mineral resources in accordance with the JORC Code is approximately 5.2 million tonnes. · Successful equity issues for KeliberIn 2014, Keliber has executed equity issues with gross proceeds of approximately EUR 2.5 million; similar to approximately NOK 21.5 million. The new financing will be used for i.a. exploration drilling, environmental impact assessments, process optimisation test work and a pre-feasibility study. Nordic Mining’s retained ownership in Keliber is approximately 25.0%.  · Ongoing exploration drilling in ReinfjordA NTNU coordinated project is currently undertaking exploration drilling of two boreholes in Reinfjord. The project is funded from the Nordic Council of Ministers through NordMin. · Substantial oversubscription of Rights IssueNordic Mining’s Rights Issue which was completed 14 November 2014 was 86% oversubscribed. 28 million new shares were subscribed at a price of NOK 0.60 per share. Gross proceeds from the issue were NOK 16.8 million. For further information please contact CFO Lars K. Grøndahl, telephone +47 90160941.Oslo, 21 November 2014Nordic Mining ASANordic Mining ASA ( Mining ASA (“Nordic Mining” or “the Company”) is a resource company with focus on high-end industrial minerals and metals in Norway and internationally. The Company’s project portfolio is of a high international standard and holds a significant economic potential. The Company’s assets are mainly in the Nordic region.Through the subsidiary Nordic Rutile AS Nordic Mining is undertaking large-scale project development at Engebøfjellet in Sogn and Fjordane where the Company has rights to a substantial eclogite deposit with rutile and garnet. Nordic Mining has rights for exploration and production of high-purity quartz in Kvinnherad in Hordaland and develops the project through its subsidiary Nordic Quartz AS. Nordic Mining’s associated company Keliber Oy in Finland plans to start mining of lithium bearing spodumene and production of lithium carbonate. Nordic Mining holds exploration rights in the Øksfjord region in Troms and Finnmark where the Company has discovered a prospective area of sulphide mineralisation. Through the subsidiary Nordic Ocean Resources AS, Nordic Mining is exploring opportunities related to seabed mineral resources.Nordic Mining is listed on Oslo Axess.

Steenord Corp. announces the final outcome of the mandatory public offer to the shareholders in Agrokultura

This press release may not, directly or indirectly, be distributed or published in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or United States. The offer is not being made to (and acceptance will not be accepted from) persons in those countries or elsewhere where participation requires further documentation, filings or other measures in addition to those required by Swedish law. On 28 August 2014, Steenord Corp. (“Steenord”) announced a mandatory public offer to the shareholders in Agrokultura AB (publ) (“Agrokultura”) to acquire all outstanding shares in Agrokultura for SEK 4.50 per share (the “Mandatory Offer”). All conditions for the Mandatory Offer were waived on 15 September 2014, when Steenord declared that the Mandatory Offer was wholly unconditional and that it would be completed. The extended acceptance period in the Mandatory Offer expired on 17 November 2014. By the end of the extended acceptance period, the Mandatory Offer has been accepted by shareholders representing a total of 63,816,105 shares in Agrokultura, corresponding to approximately 43.63% of the total number of shares and votes in Agrokultura (based on the new number of shares and votes after registration of the directed share issue carried out by Agrokultura on 31 October 2014). Prior to the announcement of the Mandatory Offer, Steenord held 48.26% of the shares in Agrokultura. As previously disclosed, Steenord has sold 59,264,799 shares to Magna Investments Limited (“Magna”). In addition, Steenord has sold another 5,528,953 shares in Agrokultura to Magna. Moreover, Steenord has subscribed for 5,696,425 shares in a directed share issue in Agrokultura, carried out by Agrokultura on 31 October 2014 to repay a number of promissory notes in accordance with what is further described in Steenord’s press release as of 29 October 2014. As of 21 November 2014, Steenord thus holds 71,803,842 shares in Agrokultura, corresponding to approximately 49.09% of the shares and the votes in Agrokultura. Magna holds 68,285,714 shares in Agrokultura, corresponding to approximately 46.69% of the shares and votes in Agrokultura, of which 2.39% of the shares in Agrokultura have been purchased by Magna in the market at a price per share not exceeding SEK 4.50. Steenord has not acquired any shares in Agrokultura outside the Mandatory Offer, except for what has been stated above about subscription of shares in Agrokultura’s directed share issue. Together, Steenord and Magna hold 95.78% of the shares and votes in Agrokultura. Steenord and Magna may purchase further shares in Agrokultura in the market. Settlement in respect of the shareholders who have accepted the Mandatory Offer during the extended acceptance period is expected to commence on 24 November 2014. As Steenord, together with the shareholding of Magna, holds almost 96% of the shares in Agrokultura, Steenord has concluded that there are no longer prospects for a well-functioning market for Agrokultura’s share. Hence, Steenord intends to promote delisting of Agrokultura’s shares from Nasdaq First North. Shareholders shall note that due to Steenord’s sale of shares to Magna, there are currently not legal conditions to initiate a compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares in Agrokultura in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act (Sw. Aktiebolagslagen (2005:551)). Hence, to allow shareholders to dispose of their shares in Agrokultura, Steenord intends to promote that delisting of Agrokultura from Nasdaq First North takes place at the earliest by the year-end 2014. Road Town, 21 November 2014 Steenord Corp. The Board of Directors Steenord discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Takeover Rules. The information was submitted for publication on 21 November 2014 at 8.30 (CET). Media Contact For questions, please contact Achim Lukas, Steenord Corp., telephone: +34 632 368 469, e-mail: For more information about the Mandatory Offer, please visit Important information The Mandatory Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Mandatory Offer requires that an additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish law and regulations. This press release and any related offer documentation are not being distributed and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country in which the distribution or offering would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any law or regulation in such country. Any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by Steenord. Any purported acceptance of the Mandatory Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions may be disregarded. The Mandatory Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the internet) in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States, and the Mandatory Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Accordingly, this press release and any related offer documentation are not being and should not be mailed or otherwise distributed, forwarded or sent in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. 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• Rental income amounted to SEK 326.9 million (-) • Net operating income amounted to SEK 159.2 million (0.3) • Earnings from management operations amountedto SEK51.6million (-0.4) • Changes in derivative instruments affected earnings in the amount of SEK -16.7 million (-) • Changes in values of investment properties amounted to SEK 77.5 million • Profit after tax amounted to SEK 90.7 million (-0.4) • Earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.28 SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE QUARTER • On July 4 2014, D. Carnegie & Co completed the transaction with HBS II – making D. Carnegie the largest listed residential property company in Sweden SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE QUARTER • On 27 October 2014, D. Carnegie & Co held in extraordinary general meeting of the shareholders at which it was resolved to acquire a property portfolio in Norrköping and at which a new board of directors was elected to serve until the next annual general meeting Comments from the CEO The first nine months of 2014 has been a particularly eventful for D. Carnegie & Co. Since this listing on Nasdaq OMX First North in April, the company has carried out additional acquisitions of properties valued at just over SEK 7 billion. At the time of listing, we forecasted a doubling within two years. So, we have exceeded our growth target. On July 4 2014, we took over occupancy of 9,300 apartments from a Norwegian-Swedish fund structure, making D. Carnegie & Co the largest listed pure residential property company in Sweden. The properties are strategically located and complement our previous portfolio. The transaction also included Graflunds, an organization with 50 years of experience in property management. Commencing on one October, we have brought together all of the management and operation of the group’s properties under the Graflund organization. We believe that handling all management and operations in this way will entail great advantages both in terms of costs as well as the service provided to our tenants. We have also taken possession of a portfolio with 450 apartments centrally located in Sollentuna, both the interior and exterior of which we will continue to renovate. On October 1, we also entered into an agreement for the acquisition of 1,900 apartments strategically located in Norrköping. Graflund’s previously handled the entire management and financial reporting for the portfolio and therefore we know that this will provide a stable contribution to the property management earnings. Due to the many acquisitions at varying times during the year, this report does not cover three quarters with comparable earnings. In order to nonetheless provide guidance, the company therefore published on October 23 2014 an annual earnings capacity as per 30 September 2014 which showed current net operating income at that time in the amount of SEK 491 million. However, this is not a forecast for the future and does not include anticipated rental increases and cost reductions. ULF NILSSON CEO of D. Carnegie & Co For more information, please contact: Ulf Nilsson, VD +46 (0)8 121 317 25 Per-Axel Sundström, CFO +46 (0)8 121 317 25

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust partners with Sectra for a new image management solution

Most patients undergo radiology examinations as part of the diagnosis and treatment process for their illness or injury. This means that managing and communicating medical images and information rapidly and efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units is paramount to the quality of the care provided for the patients. London North West Healthcare NHS Trust consists of newly merged Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust and serves a population of approximately 850,000. With the medical IT solution from Sectra, it will be easy for the hospitals within the Trust to share patient information and radiology images with each other. This will facilitate the efficient utilization of resources and will increase the potential for effective and safe healthcare. The solution will also make images and information available to authorized radiologists and referring physicians at other London hospitals who have also recently procured a Sectra solution such as any of  Barts Health hospitals, ( The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust ( and The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust ( Top-ranked solution US healthcare providers gave Sectra a top rating in the PACS category according to the 2013 customer satisfaction survey conducted by market research company KLAS. Sectra’s image management solution, Sectra PACS, was awarded “Best in KLAS” in the “2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report.  KLAS, gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has been using Sectra PACS since 2005 as part of the National Programme for IT. The contract is a new agreement for a new solution made directly between Sectra and London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and has been ordered through the NHS Supply Chain.

A/S Trigon Agri: Invitation to 3Q 2014 results presentation

Trigon Agri will publish its interim report for the third quarter 2014 on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:00 CET. Analysts, investors and media are invited to attend a telephone conference that will be held at 10:00 CET on the same day. Program: Joakim Helenius, Chairman of the Board, and Ülo Adamson, President and CEO, will present and comment upon the results. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. To participate in the telephone conference, please call one of the following numbers: SE: +46 (0)8 505 564 74 UK: +44 203 364 5374 US: +1 855 753 2230 FI: +358 981710460 NO: +47 235 002 10 DK: +45 354 45 580 CH: +41 225 675 541 The presentation material will be available on before the telephone conference starts. A recording of the telephone conference will be available afterwards on Investor enquiries: Mr. Ülo Adamson, President and CEO of Trigon Agri A/S, Tel: +372 66 79200, E-mail: About Trigon Agri Trigon Agri is a leading integrated soft commodities production, storage and trading company with operations in Ukraine, Russia and Estonia. Trigon Agri’s shares are traded on the main market of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Trigon Agri is managed under a management agreement by Trigon Capital, a leading Central and Eastern European operational management firm with around USD 1 billion of assets under management. For subscription to Company Announcements please contact us: If you do not want to receive Trigon Agri press releases automatically in the future please send an e-mail to the following address: (

Afrobeats Phenomenon Fresh P Releases Latest Smash Single ‘Sweet Love’

Peter Ireyefoju, otherwise known by his mainstream pseudonym Fresh P, has gone viral with his latest video for single ‘Sweet Love’ ( ahead of its official release on 1st December. The artist’s 2nd solo single is set to take the UK afrobeats scene by storm, with an authentically fresh sound embracing African vibes and a rich blend of rhythms which makes anyone want to dance. Born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, Fresh P has harboured a passion for music since his childhood years with a dedication that kick-started his musical calling in 2003. Further on in his music career, Fresh P  formed the group ‘Kameleons’ where he performed as the lead singer releasing an afrobeats inspired album entitled ‘Keep on Trying.’ Having moved to England in 2006, he has since collaborated with a range of prestigious artists including Jaynorine of No Time Entertainment, Oggy Beats Music and an assortment of other UK based lyricists. In 2012 he unleashed his mammoth hit ‘It Is You’ directed by Uvi Orogun, which dominated Afro charts owing to its catchy chorus and funky theme. His latest offering ‘Sweet Love’ sees him team up with award winning video director Mr Moe Musa and includes vibrant cityscapes, energetic communal dance scenes and panoramic views of London at night. Shot in various locations across London, music lovers can catch sights of Piccadilly Circus, China town, notable tube stations and Waterloo Bridge. Fresh P said, “For me it’s important to keep music fun and engaging. ‘Sweet Love’ is a song designed to get people dancing and singing and overall just make them happy. Afrobeats is really about embracing the sounds of Nigeria and introducing them to the world. I hope to continue to do that with my music starting with my next release in a couple of weeks, which has already received rave reviews from fans.” Signed to Ever Fresh records, his videos have received a cumulative 11,357 plays on his reverbnation profile. Previous songs unveiled by Fresh P that have had fans dancing along include ‘Emujojo’ with its Arabic enthused backdrop and lulling love song lyrics and the drum beat background of’ Dangerous’ which is reminiscent of Fresh P’s native lands. “Fresh” is exactly what Fresh P is bringing with his new, catchy single. Watch the video directed by award winning director Mr Moe Musa here: To find out more about Fresh P and his Afrobeats inspired musical flavours visit

Rental property boom as more people go it alone

The landlord insurance specialist compared their latest findings with those carried out earlier in January 2014* and also in May last year*, to see if there has been any change in home ownership and renting trends. They found that: · 50% of Brits currently enjoy home ownership (with or without a mortgage) - an increase of 10% since January 2014 and 22% since May 2013; · less people are living with friends and family – just one in ten compared to nearly a third (28%) when previously surveyed in both January 2014 and May 2013; · the amount of women living in rented accommodation has nearly doubled since January 2014 from 15% to 29% (which is still less than the 52% living in rented property in May 2013); · there has been a 12% increase (from 43% in January 2014) of men living in rented property (the figure was 37% in May 2013); · those in the 30-39 age group are most likely to live in rented property – previously the most prolific renters were aged 40-49 in January 2014 and aged 50-59 in May 2013. These figures show a trend for younger renters; · while previously in May 2013, 91% of 18-29 year old respondents lived with family or friends, this dropped to 40% in January 2014. As at November 2014, this figure has dropped further to 33%; · 20% of those living with friends and family do not pay rent (down 6% since January 2014 but up from 16% in May 2013). Ends * Independent studies carried out for Cover4LetProperty November 2014, January 2014 and March 2013 by Usurv

Gränges Nomination Committee appointed

Gränges Nomination Committee ahead of the 2015 shall consist of representatives of the three largest shareholders and the Chairman of the company’s Board. The intention is that Gränges’ 2015 Annual General Meeting will resolve on instructions for the Nomination Committee to apply until further notice. At 31 October 2014, Gränges’ three largest shareholders were Orkla, Lannebo Fonder and Fjärde AP-fonden, which have been invited to nominate candidates for the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee ahead of the 2015 Annual General Meeting has the following members: Mikael Aru (Orkla), Claes Murander (Lannebo Fonder), Jannis Kitsakis (Fjärde AP-fonden) and Anders G Carlberg (Chairman of the Gränges Board). The Chairman of the Nomination Committee is Mikael Aru. Gränges’ 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held on 4 May 2015 at 16.00 CET at Näringslivets Hus in Stockholm. Gränges shareholders who have proposals and views relating to the work of the Nomination Committee are requested to submit these to the secretary to the Nomination Committee, who is also Gränges’ General Counsel, Niclas Nelson. To enable the Nomination Committee to examine proposals received with sufficient care, these should be submitted no later than 31 January 2015. For further information, please contact:Niclas Nelson, General Counsel, Grä, tel: +46 708 34 96 16 Gränges ABBox 5505SE-114 85 Stockholm About GrängesGränges is a leading global supplier of rolled products for the brazed aluminium heat exchanger industry. The Group develops, produces and markets advanced materials that enhance both production economy during the customer manufacturing process as well as the performance of the final products, the brazed heat exchangers. Gränges has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and operates in three geographical regions: Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company has production, research and development facilities in Finspång, Sweden, and Shanghai, China, with total annual capacity of approximately 210,000 metric tonnes. Gränges was founded in 1896 and the company started its present operations in 1972 when it began to develop material for brazed heat exchangers. Gränges has some 950 employees and net sales in 2013 totalled approximately SEK 4 642 million. For more information about Gränges, you are welcome to visit

Changes to Gunnebo’s Group Executive Team

Sacha de La Noë has been appointed Senior Vice President for Region Asia-Pacific as of January 1, 2015. Sacha has been working for Gunnebo since 2005 in the positions as Director Global ATM Safes as well as Finance Director for Region APAC & MEA and Business Area Bank Security & Cash Handling. His current position is Sub-Regional Director for South East Asia. Before joining Gunnebo, Sacha has held leading management positions in Wilson Logistics/TNT Freight Management and Oriflame. Region Asia-Pacific consists of sales companies in 8 countries as well as a number of markets with representative offices and distributors. The Region accounts for 18% of Group sales. In 2013, it showed an organic growth in sales of 20% and an operating margin of 14%. In addition to his role as President and CEO of Gunnebo, Per Borgvall has been acting SVP Region Asia-Pacific. Sacha will now take on this position as of January 1, 2015. He will then also become a member of the Group Executive Team. Gunnebo’s Group Executive Team as of January 1, 2015: · Per Borgvall, President and CEO · Morten Andreasen, SVP Region Europe, Middle East & Africa · Sacha de La Noë, SVP Region Asia-Pacific · Tomas Wängberg, SVP Region Americas · Robert Hermans, SVP Entrance Control · Lars Thorén, SVP Operations · Christian Johansson, CFO and CIO · Magnus Lundbäck, SVP HR & Sustainability · Anna Almlöf, SVP Marketing & Service GUNNEBO AB (publ)Group Communications Gunnebo may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 11.01 CET on November 21, 2014.

Extraordinary General Meeting 2014

CDON Group AB (publ.), the leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, today announced that the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), held today in Stockholm, approved the company’s preferential rights issue, announced on 22 October 2014, and resolved to amend the Articles of Association including the change of the company name to Qliro Group AB (publ.). The EGM resolved to approve the Board's decision of 21st of October 2014 to increase the company’s share capital through a new issue of ordinary shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders. The rights issue is carried out in accordance with the conditions set by the Board of Directors on 17 November 2014: · Shareholders in CDON Group have preferential rights to subscribe for 1 new share per 2 existing shares. · The subscription price is SEK 13 per new share, which represents total rights issue proceeds of approximately MSEK 647  before transaction costs. · The subscription period is 28 November – 12 December 2014 with the possibility for the Board to extend the subscription period. · Up to 49,756,593 new shares will be issued, which will increase the share capital with up to SEK 99,513,186, at full subscription. · The record date at Euroclear Sweden AB for the right to receive subscription rights is 25 November 2014. The rights issue is fully guaranteed by Investment AB Kinnevik. Detailed terms for the rights issue will be available in the prospectus, expected to be published by CDON Group on or about 27 November 2014. The EGM also resolved to amend the Articles of Association's provisions regarding the company's name (to Qliro Group AB (publ.)), the object of the company’s business (to own and manage real property and movables, primarily through investments in businesses within the areas internet, online, e-commerce and retailing primarily with consumer brands and products as well as financing operations) as well as the minimum and maximum share capital and number of shares. Until the new Articles of Association have been registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Sw. Bolagsverket), which will take place around 2 January 2015, the company will use the existing company name CDON Group AB. For further information, please visit or, contact:Paul Fischbein, President and CEOTel: +46 (0) 10 703 20 00 Questions from investors and research analysts:Nicolas Adlercreutz, CFOTel: +46 (0) 70 587 44 88E-mail: Questions from media:Fredrik Bengtsson, Head of CommunicationsTel: +46 (0) 700 80 75 04E-mail: The information in this announcement is such that CDON Group AB (publ) is required to disclose under the Securities Markets Act. This information was released for publication at 11:15 CET on 21 November 2014. About CDON GroupCDON Group is the leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region. Since the start in 1999, the Group has expanded and broadened its product portfolio and is now a leading e‐commerce player in consumer goods and lifestyle products through, Lekmer, Nelly (,,, Gymgrossisten (,, and Tretti. The group also comprises the payment solution Qliro. In 2013, the group generated 4.4 billion SEK in revenue. 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Clermont-Ferrand, 21 November 2014 —  Michelin has opened its newest plant in North America, which will produce the innovative MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® Airless Radial Tyre™ for commercial applications. An idea first conceived by Michelin research engineers in the United States, the TWEEL is a revolutionary non-pneumatic tyre that changed the configuration of a conventional tyre, bringing together the tyre and the wheel assembly into one solid unit. The TWEEL comprises a rigid hub connected to a shear beam by means of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes, all functioning as a single unit. Unlike conventional tyres, the TWEEL has no air, thereby solving what had seemed to be the unavoidable challenge of chronic flat tyres that plagues the landscape, construction, contracting, refuse/recycling and agricultural industries. “The TWEEL being built here in South Carolina is yet another dramatic example of Michelin’s long-standing commitment to breakthrough innovation,” said Pete Selleck, Michelin North America chairman and president. “The TWEEL concept was born at Michelin Americas Research Company in Greenville, S.C., one of Michelin’s three global technology centers, and now the TWEEL will be manufactured right here in the Greenville area to satisfy a growing commercial market.” The new plant gives Michelin the ability to boost output of its award-winning MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL skid-steer tyres and begin production of the new MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURFTM as original equipment for John Deere to equip its ZTRAKTM 900 Series line-up of zero-turn commercial mowers. “Differentiating us from competitors, the TWEEL airless radial tyre is the industry’s first commercialized airless radial solution and verifies Michelin’s leadership for the next generation of mobility,” said Ralph Dimenna, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “The TWEEL airless radial tyre enables Michelin to enter new markets and expand its reach in existing business segments within the low-speed application category. The industry is hungry for solutions contributing to productivity, safety and bottom lines. Serving our customers is at the center of our strategy for success.” The new 135,000 square-foot facility in Piedmont, S.C., represents Michelin’s 10th manufacturing facility in South Carolina and the 16th in the U.S. The company will invest about $50 million in the new plant. About MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® Originally introduced as a concept at the 2004 Paris Motor Show, the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® is Michelin’s highly advanced airless radial tyre and is the only commercial product available to offer the advantages of no maintenance, no compromise and no downtime. It performs with traditional radial tyre technology but requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a “flat tyre.” Desperate to find a solution to reduce their flat-tyre downtime, many industrial users resort to alternatives that result in diminished traction, handling and ride comfort. The X TWEEL provides the advantages of no air pressure maintenance, easy mounting, damage resistance, increased operator comfort, reduced operator fatigue, improved productivity and longer wear life than pneumatic tyres. To learn more about the MICHELIN TWEEL, visit ### Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles/motorcycles, earthmovers, farm equipment and trucks. It also offers electronic mobility support services on and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in more than 170 countries, has 111,200 employees and operates 67 production plants in 17 different countries. The Group has a Technology Center in charge of research and development with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. ( Michelin Media Relations: + 33 1 45 66 22 22 MICHA/114/14

MMR opens new Sensory Science Centre in Singapore

In response to demand from multinational food, drink, personal and household care clients for locally based research and sensory profiling expertise, MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) has launched a new Sensory Science Centre in Singapore. At an official opening event on Friday 21st November, clients, partners and the MMR team were hosted by MMR Group chairman and CEO, Prof. David Thomson. The new operation has employed a panel of 13 sensory assessors, with a panel leader and assistant. A strict selection and training process ensures the most reliable sensory data which is then integrated with other forms of research to provide MMR’s customers with detailed insight into consumer choice, product functionality and the delivery of pleasure and emotional satisfaction. The team will work under the guidance of new sensory director Antonella Scarabelli, formally co-founder and principle consultant at sensory and consumer research specialists, insight2market. Scarabelli will work closely with MMR’s Shanghai office to boost capability a across the APAC region, which opened a third sensory panel earlier this year. The centre will help global companies develop successful brands for the Asian markets, with MMR offering its full remit of research services from the Singapore office, including product development of both new and existing products, pack research and Brandphonics®emotion-based techniques. Mat Lintern, MMR global CEO, said, “We are standardising our panels across countries, making MMR an exceptionally consistent research supplier, which is essential for clients running multinational development projects. Singapore is an excellent base for our South East Asian operations due to its multicultural society, geographical location and the continued development of research and development centres for some of our major clients and their flavour/fragrance partners.” Guests at the event received presentations on expert panel methodology toolkits, the role of sensory in qualitative research and also the role packaging can play in influencing product sensory perceptions. - Ends - About MMR Research Worldwide MMR Research Worldwide (MMR) is a leading research partner for food, drink, and household and personal care companies with offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and China. With profound expertise in sensory research, product testing, packaging innovation, NPD and emotion-based research, MMR provides innovative, creative and scientifically-robust research and is a trusted advisor on all product, brand and packaging strategy decisions. MMR’s clients have access to a variety of unique proprietary research assets including Brandphonics® – an approach to identify what influences consumer choice – and in-house sensory facilities. MMR is part of the MMR Group which is a privately-owned research company employing in excess of 130 people. Founded in 1989 by Professor David Thomson, the Group is headquartered in Oxfordshire, UK. PressEnquiries Claire Dumbreck, Propel Technology, Unit 4, Manor Farm Offices, Northend Road, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, UK, CV47 2YY. +44 (0)1295 770602 / +44 (0) 7768 773857

UK launch of Snuffle Dog Beer – Brewed in Belgium

Too many products on the market these days are never-really-needed attempts to open the wallets of hard-nosed investors and consumers. What about banana holders to protect your mid-morning snack from the terrors of a handbag? Of course! Transparent toasters so you can watch one of man's finest technological achievements throughout the burning process? Where do I sign?! You would be forgiven for thinking that beer for dogs is something along these lines. What the world needs least of all is beer for dogs. Dogs are hard enough to discipline without getting them drunk. We're not crazy, obviously: Snuffle Dog Beer does not contain any alcohol, though it would be pretty excellent to see dogs playing pool. It also doesn't contain any gases or anything else that might make a dog unwell. But there's one thing it will do, and that's make your dog happy. Because that look you see on your dog's face while he watches you drink an ice-cold bottle of lager, that's not pride, or confusion. That's jealousy. Imagine the look on Rocky's face as you crack open a beer only to pour it into his bowl instead of your mouth - from downcast and resigned to astounded. Full of the gratitude of a thirsty man in the desert handed a, well, a bottle of cold beer. The Snuffle range doesn't taste of old socks as some beers seem to nowadays, but either chicken or a mixed beef-chicken brew that's guaranteed to make your hairiest best mate yelp with delight. A turkey flavour is on the way, with more to follow. Snuffle Dog Beer has been flying off the shelves in over 25 countries. The beer is brewed with beef or chicken stock and malt barley extracts, plus mineral oils, and truth be told it's a wonder humans bother drinking the real thing when a beverage as healthy as this is available. Snuffle Dog Beer can be enjoyed by your pet as often as you enjoy a beer yourself. The time has come to share the traditional British pastime of drinking with our four-legged friends. There's no way this can end any way other than magnificently. Snuffle Dog Beer comes in a glass 25cl bottle and 4-pack. For further information and a list of stockists of this wonderful dog beer please visit our website IF YOU need more high-resolution pictures, please contact Tom De Nert at


ATS Euromaster’s proactive approach to tyre management, which sees it extracting the maximum amount of mileage out of every fitment, has led to a UK-based haulier renewing its contract with the company for the 17th consecutive year. The Gwynedd Shipping Group, which offers a range of haulage services including services to Ireland and specialist domestic steel delivery, runs its fleet of 80 trucks and 600 trailers, seven days a week, double-shifting the vehicles. The company therefore needs a service provider and tyre policy which can manage this high utilisation. Since the Group began working with ATS Euromaster in 1997, a full Michelin tyre policy has been implemented for the fleet. The premium brand rubber, coupled with ATS Euromaster’s expertise in tyre management has helped Managing Director Andrew Kinsella keep control of tyre costs. He explains: “Tyres are without doubt one of our biggest fleet running costs but ATS Euromaster has helped us get a handle on this spend, by carefully servicing the tyres to ensure they last as long as possible and eliminating the high costs associated with replacements. “What has also really made a difference is the fact ATS Euromaster tailors the policy around our specific needs. Some of our vehicles carry heavy steel; others travel across to Ireland – ATS doesn’t just manage our fleet in a one-size-fits-all way, they look at each vehicle holistically and adapt the policy accordingly.” Expert technicians from ATS Euromaster’s nationwide network visit the Group’s sites across the UK on a daily basis, including weekends, to undertake detailed fleet reporting and complete any remedial work. As the fleet travels across the entire UK, from northeast Scotland to Cornwall, the team relies on the 24/7, year-round support of ATS Euromaster’s roadside rapid response service, meaning if any of the drivers suffer a tyre issue anywhere, ATS Euromaster will get them back on the road. Kinsella adds: “Over the past 17 years ATS has made running our business so much easier – they are there for us when we need them and they are committed to us getting the most from our tyres.” The Gwynedd Shipping Group offers a diverse range of haulage solutions including freight shipments to and from Ireland, with a fleet of high cube and double deck curtainsiders, euroliners, flatbeds and specialist steel carriers. For more information on the fleet services available from ATS Euromaster visit ends About ATS EuromasterBirmingham-based ATS Euromaster Ltd (, part of the Euromaster Group (, was established in 1965 and operates approximately 345 centres, more than 820 service vans and employs nearly 2,600 people, providing coverage across Great Britain. It is the country’s largest comprehensive tyre distributor, supplying tyres for cars, vans, trucks, buses/coaches, materials handling equipment, agricultural machinery and construction plant. The company’s expertise also extends to car and van service, maintenance and repair (SMR), including: menu-driven servicing, Class IV & Class VII MoT tests, brakes, batteries, shock absorbers, oil, exhausts, fault diagnostics and air-conditioning servicing. ATS Euromaster is accredited by both safecontractor ( and the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme ( (CHAS) and has been granted a Royal Warrant ( as tyre specialists to Her Majesty The Queen. It is also an official ‘industry partner’ to the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence ( programme. For further information visit:  Note to editor: For press information visit ATS Euromaster’s online newsroom ( or contact Faye McBride or James Keeler on 020 8647 4467, or by email to / ATS/568/14

Changing the Course of Prostate Cancer Treatment: Life Expectancy Estimation, Active Surveillance, and Drug Development

FORT WASHINGTON, PA—The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (® (NCCN (®) has published the 20th annual edition of the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology ( (NCCN Guidelines (®) for Prostate Cancer—one of the eight original NCCN Guidelines® published in November 1996. “We have made an incredible amount of progress in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer since the NCCN Guidelines were published in 1996,” said James L. Mohler, MD, Associate Director for Translational Research, Chair, Department of Urology, and Professor of Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (; and NCCN Guidelines Panel Chair for Prostate Cancer. “The death rate for men with prostate cancer has fallen from approximately 40,000 to 29,000[i], and the evolution of the NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer has contributed significantly to that trend.” Dr. Mohler, who has been a member of the NCCN Guidelines Panels for Prostate Cancer and Prostate Cancer Early Detection since 2005 and 2003, respectively, notes that life expectancy estimation for men with prostate cancer has had a transformative effect on treatment. Today, NCCN Guidelines recommendations for early detection and treatment consider life expectancy, which can be derived from prediction tables and adjusted based upon patients’ comorbidities and other factors. “The sole recommendation of active surveillance for men with low risk and very low risk prostate cancer, although initially controversial, has been gaining increased acceptance as more clinical experience supports the action taken by the NCCN Prostate Guidelines Panel,” said Dr. Mohler. According to Dr. Mohler, significant innovations have also been made in the treatment of metastatic castration-recurrent prostate cancer (CRPC), improving outcomes and presenting men and their physicians with an armamentarium of agents from which to tailor treatment. Today, NCCN develops and maintains 60 NCCN Guidelines, covering 97% of malignant cancers. The NCCN Guidelines are developed and updated through an evidence-based process in which the expert panels integrate comprehensive clinical and scientific data with the judgment of the multidisciplinary panel members and other experts drawn from NCCN Member Institutions ( Access to the complete library of NCCN Guidelines is available free-of-charge at ( “NCCN applauds and thanks the NCCN Guidelines Panel for Prostate Cancer,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “Given the challenge of determining the optimal treatment for the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States, our panel members over the past 20 years have consistently served in the best interest of men with prostate cancer.” On March 12 – 14, 2015, NCCN will host its 20th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™ ( at The Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida. In recognition of its 20th anniversary (, NCCN will host a special live roundtable during the conference comprised of NCCN leadership—past and present—as well as other stakeholders who have had a significant impact on the development, progression, and success of NCCN over the years. Noteworthy historical NCCN accomplishments and events will be discussed, as well as the impact NCCN has had and continues to have on the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. To learn more about NCCN, the NCCN Guidelines, and the NCCN 20th Annual Conference, visit ( ### About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The NCCN Member Institutions are: Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC; Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, Jacksonville, FL, and Rochester, MN; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA; University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL; UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA; UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA; University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, CO; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN; and Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, CT. Clinicians, visit ( Patients and caregivers, visit ( ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [i] National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®); Prostate Cancer, Version 1.2015.

NOTICE of Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting in Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ) on December 17, 2014.

Right to participate at the Extraordinary General Meeting  Shareholders who wish to participate in the EGM must,  - Firstly be recorded in the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (see also under the headline Nominee-registered shares below), and  - Secondly notify the Company at the address Kungsgatan 44, 7th floor, 111 35 STOCKHOLM about their intention to attend the EGM not later than 16.00 on Friday, December 12, 2014 by phone +46 8 402 28 00, by fax +46 8 402 28 01 or by mail to When notifying the company, please state your name, personal identity/registration number, address, shareholding and details about any assistants (not more than two).  Nominee-registered shares  Shareholders whose shares are nominee-registered must also request a temporary entry in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate at the EGM. Shareholders must notify the nominee about this well in advance of Thursday, December 11, 2014, which is the day when such entry must have been executed in order to be considered in the excerpt of the share register, made by Euroclear Sweden AB.  Shareholders registered in the Norwegian Verdipapirsentralen (VPS) must request temporary entry as shareholders in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB in order to be entitled to participate at the EGM. In connection thereto, shareholders must notify DNB Bank ASA about this at the address Verdipapirservice, Postboks 1600 Sentrum, 0021 Oslo or by fax: +47 24 05 02 56, or by email: no later than 12.00 noon CET on Monday, December 8, 2014, in order for DNB Bank to be able to ensure that entry is made in the register of shareholders kept by Euroclear Sweden AB by Thursday, December 11, 2014, which is the day when such entry must have been executed. Following the EGM, DNB Bank will arrange for shareholders to be re-registered in the Norwegian Verdipapirsentralen.  Proxy etc.  The rights of shareholders during the EGM may be exercised by an authorized representative (proxy). Any proxies must be presented in original. Proxies in original can be sent to the company at the following address: Nickel Mountain Group AB, Kungsgatan 44, 7 trp, 111 35 Stockholm, Sweden. A proxy form will be available at the company’s website .  ( of legal entities must present registration documents in original or certified copy of the same or equivalent proof of authorization.  Proposed agenda  1. Opening of the EGM.  2. Election of Chairman of the EGM. 3. Drafting and approval of voting list. 4. Approval of agenda. 5. Appointment of persons to keep and approve the minutes. 6. Determination whether the EGM has been duly convened. 7. Decision to appoint a new auditor 8. Approval of remuneration to the auditor 9. Closing of the EGM The Board of directors’ proposal for decisions  Item 7 (Decision to appoint a new auditor) There is a new Board of Directors of Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ) (“NMG”) since October 10, 2014, which reflects the fact that Strata Marine & Offshore AS is the sole dominating owner of NMG. The new Board of Directors has ever since it was appointed continuously reviewed the possibilities to increase share holder value, and in that context to optimize the cost structure of NMG. This is particularly important in view of NMG being a company without regular revenues. NMG has for various reasons since 2013 had two different audit firms in the group working with the yearly audit work. This has not benefited the aggregated audit costs. The new Board has therefore secured a favorable offer for conducting the audit of the financial year 2014 accounts. Therefore the Board proposes to an EGM to be held on December 17, 2014 to appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers AB, CIN 556067-4276 (“PWC”), with responsible main auditor Johan Palmgren, as auditor of the parent company and of the group. The cost reduction that would be achieved for the audit of the 2014 accounts is deemed to be significant. The Board of Directors emphasizes, that there have been no controversies with the other two auditors/audit firms appointed at the AGMs of the group and subsidiaries in June 2014. These were Mr. Johan Kaijser of Mazars Set Audit Company (auditor of group and parent company) and KPMG (auditor of subsidiaries). The change of auditor is proposed solely on cost reduction grounds. The corresponding change will also be proposed on subsidiary level. Item 8; (Decision regarding remuneration to auditor) The Board proposes, in line with the decision taken on the June 4, 2014 AGM, that the new auditor be remunerated based on reasonable and approved regular invoicing. Miscellaneous  Required documentation covering items 7 and, 8, above, as well as other information required according to the Swedish Companies Act will, at the latest two weeks before the EGM, be available in the office of the Company and at the Company’s website, ,  ( will be sent free of charge by mail to shareholders who so request and state their address.  The shareholders are reminded of their right to request information in accordance with Chapter 7 Section 32 of the Swedish Companies Act.  The number of shares outstanding in the Company at the time of this EGM-notice is 90,809,360 ***  Stockholm, November  23, 2014  Nickel Mountain Group AB (publ)  The Board of Directors

Gota Media goes to the cloud with Tieto

Gota Media has chosen to engage Tieto to provide the IT environment utilized for the operation of one of their most critical business systems. The entire IT environment is delivered as a private cloud service based on Tieto Cloud Server. The contract runs for three years with an option for additional two years. - Tieto Cloud Server offers Gota Media flexibility and fast deployment capabilities in order to handle rapid changes on the market as well as meeting the important issue of always guaranteeing that Gota Media’s data is stored in Sweden, says Tord Johansson, CIO at Gota Media. Tieto Cloud Server brings together the best features of the public and private cloud with superior simplicity and speed. The server capacity is managed by customer representatives with alterations taking effect instantly, thus matching various business needs.  - We're delighted and proud to have been given this opportunity to work with Gota Media as it underlines our focus on the media industry in the Nordics. The fact that Gota Media has chosen to ‘go cloud’ with one of their most critical business systems signals a wish of being at the forefront of the rapid development within the industry. It also highlights Tieto Cloud Server as the optimal solution for such a journey, keeping flexibility, cost and security in mind”, says Mats Jadesköld, Vice President of Media Scandinavia at Tieto. Cloud business is the fastest growing area in Tieto this year, and by 2020, around 80 percent of Managed Services is expected to derive from cloud. Tieto is the largest cloud service provider in the Nordic countries. For further information, please contact: Mats Jadesköld, Vice President of Media Scandinavia, Tieto SwedenTel. +46 (0)70 588 90 74, mats.jadeskold[at] Tord Johansson, CIO, Gota Mediaphone: +46 (0)33 700 09 31, tord.johansson[at] Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company providing full life-cycle services for both the private and public sectors and product development services in the field of communications and embedded technologies. The company has global presence through its product development business and global delivery centers. Tieto is committed to developing enterprises and society through IT by realizing new opportunities in customers’ business transformation. At Tieto, we believe in professional development and results. Founded 1968, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with approximately 14 000 experts, the company operates in over 20 countries with net sales of approximately EUR 1.6 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki and Stockholm. Please visit for more information. Gota Media is a Swedish newspaper cooperation, established in 2003, encompassing close to 20 brands. Gota Media is equally owned by the foundation Barometern in Kalmar and Tore G Wärenstams foundation in Borås. The ownership structure ensures the independence of the newspapers while assuring that the company's capital is used to ensure the newspaper publishing and development. Gota Media cherish the subscribed morning newspaper and sees it as it’s task to safeguard the editorial operation while adapting it to the channels and forms every time so require. Please visit for more information.

Etrion to Present at Pareto Securities Emerging Markets Day

November 24, 2014, Geneva, Switzerland – Etrion Corporation (“Etrion” or the “Company”) (TSX: ETX / OMX: ETX), a solar independent power producer, announces that the Company’s management will be presenting at the Pareto Securities Emerging Markets Day investor conference in Stockholm on Thursday, November 27, 2014, at 9:45 a.m. Central European Time. A copy of the presentation will be available on Etrion’s website at About Etrion Etrion Corporation is an independent power producer that develops, builds, owns and operates utility-scale solar power generation plants. The Company owns 130 MW of installed solar capacity in Italy and Chile. Etrion has 34 MW of solar projects under construction in Japan and is also actively developing greenfield solar power projects in Japan and Chile. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange in Sweden under ticker symbol “ETX”. Etrion’s largest shareholder is the Lundin family, which owns approximately 24% of the Company’s shares directly and through various trusts. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at or contact: Pamela Chouamier – Investor Relations Telephone: +41 (22) 715 20 90 Subscribe to receive Etrion’s press releases by email as soon as they are published. Click here to subscribe ( Note: The capacity of power plants in this release is described in approximate megawatts on a direct current (“DC”) basis, also referred to as megawatt-peak (“MWp”). Etrion discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:05 Central European Time (CET) on November 24, 2014.

Tommy Sundt takes over as CEO from Svein Arild Killingland

Sundt was appointed CFO of the Company on 2 September 2014. Before that, he spent 10 years as CFO of Rocksource ASA, an oil and gas company also listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Sundt has previously worked in companies involved with business development, entrepreneurial activities and investments. He worked as an auditor early in his career, and has an MSc in business economics from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). The Board has high expectations of working together with Sundt on finding solutions to the challenging position in which the Company finds itself and to realise the opportunities inherent in its business. Sundt has a strong financial and commercial mindset, and broad experience with and knowledge of such aspects as corporate finance, restructuring and business development. The Board regards his experience as an important asset in light of the challenges the Company is facing. “I look forward to continuing to work with my highly competent colleagues, and to working hard to resolve the Company’s challenges,” says Sundt. He will take up the position immediately. Contact:Silje Christine Augustson, Deputy Chair of the Board, Norwegian Energy Company ASA. Tel.: +47 992 83 900Tommy Sundt, CEO. Tel.: +47 992 83 900E-mail: This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section of 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Nomination Committee appointed for the Annual General Meeting 2015

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2014, it was resolved that the Nomination Committee in Bactiguard Holding AB (publ) shall be formed in a process where the Chairman of the Board contacts the three largest shareholders, based on voting rights according to the share register maintained by Euroclear Sweden AB on 31 August, who each have the right to appoint a member. The appointed members will, together with the Chairman of the Board, constitute the Nomination Committee. The Nomination Committee for the 2015 AGM in Batiguard Holding AB (publ) consists of the following members: Christian Kinch, Chairman of the Board of Directors, appointed by KK Invest ABMichael Wigge, appointed by Bactiguard B.VFrank Larsson, appointed by Handelsbanken Fonder AB The Nomination Committee will make proposals to the AGM 2015 concerning the election of a Chairman for the AGM, the Chairman and other members of the Board of Directors, as well as auditors. The Nomination Committee will also make proposals regarding remuneration to the Board of Directors, including any separate remuneration for committee work, as well as remuneration to the auditors. Further, the Nomination Committee will make a proposal regarding principles for forming the Nomination Committee for the AGM in 2016. Shareholders who wish to make proposals to the Nomination Committee can do so by writing to the Nomination Committee under the following address: Nomination CommitteeBactiguard Holding AB (publ)Box 5070102 42 Stockholm Proposals can also be sent by email to the following address: In order for the Nomination Committee to be able to address proposals in a contructive manner, they should have been received by January 16, 2015. The proposals of the Nomination Committee will be presented in the invitation to the AGM and at the company’s website.

ContextVision files patent on skeleton imaging

Based on the technology now being patented, a new product feature named SkeletalView is developed. The feature will be integrated into ContextVision’s groundbreaking 3D rendering product, REALiCE, which was launched in September. SkeletalView enables the clinicians to obtain a more accurate view of the fetal skeleton during pregnancy. The new feature helps the clinicians examine the fetus for spontaneous fractures and skeletal malformations. It also facilitates the measurement of bone structures.  “Our new visualization product REALiCE has received significant industry attention since it was launched a few weeks ago. SkeletalView adds further diagnostic value, and we expect that the product will be even more attractive to manufacturers of medical imaging equipment going forward,” said ContextVision’s CEO, Anita Tollstadius. The added feature will be demonstrated at the international RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) meeting in Chicago at the end of this month. About ContextVision ContextVision’s technology provides doctors with improved images, which are crucial for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ContextVision is the industry leader in medical image analysis and enhancement software, with more than 150 000 installations worldwide through its OEM customers. The company started out as an industry pioneer more than 30 years ago, and is today developing the next generation of medical imaging software for 2D/ 3D/ 4D ultrasound, MRI, X-Ray, mammography and CT. ContextVision is based in Sweden and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker COV. For more information, please visit

IK Investment Partners acquires Transnorm from Equita in Germany

Founded in 1957, Transnorm manufactures high performance conveying components that are integral to many highly sophisticated automated systems and generates sales of EUR 62 million in 2014. Historically best known for its belt curves, Transnorm’s various products are now used in many high-speed distribution systems, parcel centers and in airport baggage handling systems across the globe. The Transnorm Group covers one of the most attractive segments of the automated logistics value chain, benefiting from long-term global growth trends such as e-commerce. Headquartered in Harsum, Germany, the Group has additional overseas manufacturing entities in Arlington (Texas, USA) as well as in Kluang (Malaysia). IK VII Fund is acquiring the Company from Equita Holding, which is managed by Equita Management GmbH and has been the majority shareholder since June 2007. “Transnorm is a global market leader in an attractive and growing niche, offering a broad portfolio of high-end mission-critical products. The Company is ideally positioned to further benefit from global mega-trends such as the increasing importance of e-commerce and intra-logistics as well as rising global air traffic. Transnorm has an established global footprint with entities in the US, Malaysia, China and the UK and we are now enthusiastic to support Transnorm’s management team to further drive the international expansion,” says Anders Petersson, Partner at IK and advisor to the IK VII Fund. “We thank Equita for their strong support over the last years and we are excited to start this new chapter in Transnorm’s long history. IK is the ideal partner for us as we continue to drive our Company’s development with its broad expertise in global markets. We look forward to continuing this path through further strengthening the Company’s position internationally, as well as driving product innovations to enter exciting new applications,” says the Global Management Team of Transnorm consisting of Georg A. Waldmüller, Sidy Diop and Gary Cline. “During the past 7 years we have been very pleased to support the successful development of Transnorm’s growth along with the broadening of the international footprint and the diversification of the product portfolio. We are convinced that IK will be an ideal partner to support Transnorm’s future development,” says Jan Drewitz, Partner at Equita. Transnorm is the eighth investment by the IK VII Fund, the fifth investment in 2014 and the third transaction in Germany during the same period after the successful divestments of Minimax Viking and GHD GesundHeits GmbH Deutschland. IK Investment Partners invests in pan-European mid-sized companies that have strong profit improvement potential. The other investments are: Hansen Protection, the Norwegian specialist in survival suit rental; Ampelmann, a market leader in rental of Motion Compensated Gangway (MCG) systems to the offshore energy sector; VPS, a global leader in fuel management services; Ramudden, a leading specialist provider of temporary traffic control services; Exxelia Group, a global leading manufacturer of customised passive components, Løgismose + Meyer, a leading food manufacturer  and restaurant operator;  and Evac, a leading provider of wastewater management for the maritime industry. Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Legionnaires’ Disease in New York: Poverty Increases Risk

A new CDC study reveals that New Yorkers living in poverty are at a higher risk from the potentially fatal bug Legionnaires’ disease. The US based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently published the findings of a nine year study in to Legionnaires' disease risk factors in New York called “Legionnaires’ Disease Incidence and Risk Factors, New York, USA”. This valuable study gives a range of insights into the various risk factors for “community acquired” Legionnaires’ disease ( affecting New Yorkers. The report notes that the incidence of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States is increasing and that overall, cases of the disease in the city of New York increased 230% from 2002 to 2009. In this report, global risk management experts Legionella Control International ( look at one of the more notable factors highlighted in the CDC report, the correlation between poverty and community acquired Legionnaires’ disease. “Community acquired” Legionnaires’ disease is classed as instances of Legionnaires’ that have not been acquired in a hospital, healthcare or care home environment. The CDC study found a strong link between poverty and Legionnaires’ disease, with those New Yorkers living in the highest poverty areas being 2.5 times more likely to contract Legionnaires’ than those in the lowest poverty areas. The strong link between poverty and Legionnaires’ disease could be attributed to a number of factors including: Environment and Housing Housing in areas with a high degree of poverty can often be of a poor quality and condition. With low owner occupier rates in New York, there can often be a problem with the transient nature of parts of the community, leading to very little investment being made into properties and their upkeep, which can obviously be a risk factor for the contamination and proliferation of legionella bacteria. Underlying Health Issues Residents of New York who live in the most deprived areas are statistically likely to die a decade earlier than those people in more affluent areas. Additionally, their shorter life span will also see them enjoying 15% less time in what is classed as ‘good health’. Underlying medical conditions are a significant risk factor when it comes to Legionnaires’ Disease, with the vast majority of those people infected by the bug having at least one health condition such as heart disease or diabetes. Other Factors to Consider The CDC report indicates a particular disparity in ethnic origin and risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease, with non-Hispanic black people being most at risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease. The report does not conclude why this could be, but suggests socio-economic factors could be contributory, as could a higher predisposition to certain health conditions such as diabetes. Unlike the UK, where the National Health Service (NHS) offers free at the point of delivery health care, this is not the case in the USA where traditionally there is a private sector funded insurance backed healthcare system. With the US Census Bureau’s report “Health Insurance Coverage in the United States” indicating that nearly 15 million people in the USA are without medical insurance, it is reasonable to presume that this is a contributory factor to the increased risks of suffering from Legionnaires’ disease in areas of deprivation. Legionella Control International are world-leading legionella risk management experts providing risk management solutions to organizations around the world. The company is operated by a team of experts providing independent and impartial consulting advice on all matters relating to the control, management and prevention of Legionnaires' disease, legionella and other water-borne pathogens. Rob Boon, London legionella expert said, “It is absolutely shocking to see that cases of Legionnaires’ disease in one of the most illustrious cities in the world has jumped 230% in recent years. Outbreaks can be easily prevented, so it is saddening to realise there is a connection between poverty and contracting the disease in the USA. City authorities, commercial organizations and landlords need to urgently address this matter to minimise the risk to vulnerable New Yorkers.”  To find out more about Legionella Control International visit the website at: Twitter: LinkedIn:

ICGN Expands Team with Appointment of Senior Investors

The ICGN is approaching 20 years of inspiring governance reform and membership continues to grow with institutional investors responsible for US$18 trillion in global assets based in 50 countries. “By expanding the team, we will increase our capacity to develop guidance, respond to public consultations and engage with regulators, ultimately to inspire good governance practice for companies and investors alike” said ICGN’s Managing Director, Kerrie Waring. “Our education priorities will complement this policy work by continuing to deliver high-quality training delivered ‘by investors, for investors’. Since being awarded a mandate by the European Commission in 2011, we have delivered ESG training in seven jurisdictions and we will expand this with new partnerships.” Erik Breen, ICGN Chairman, said: “We are delighted with the appointment of George and Tom, both of whom are vey highly regarded in the global governance community.  Their appointments will help maintain the ICGN’s position as the leading international voice for investors on governance reform and will strengthen our ability to serve members in helping them to effectively exercise their shareholder rights and responsibilities.” In his role as Policy Director, George Dallas will coordinate ICGN’s governance polices and committees, and will also take an active role in ICGN’s regulatory outreach. He has been a member of ICGN since 2000, has also been Chairman of its Business Ethics Committee since 2009. Prior to joining ICGN, George was Director of Corporate Governance at F&C Investments, and previously was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s, where he held a range of managerial and analytical roles, including as head of Standard & Poor’s European credit rating operations. He began his career in corporate banking at Wells Fargo Bank, and is published widely, including the book “Governance and Risk” (McGraw-Hill, 2004). George Dallas said: “As a longstanding member of ICGN I am very pleased to join its Secretariat to support ICGN policy initiatives. I am a strong proponent of ICGN’s mission to raise standards of corporate governance for the benefit of investors and other stakeholders, and am convinced that there remains ample scope for ICGN continuing to build its thought leadership, outreach and impact. I very much look forward to contributing to this mission.” As Education Advisor, Tom Rotherham-Winqvist will be exploring strategic partnerships to take the ICGN Education initiative to the next level and expand its scope. Tom was previously Director for Private Markets Policy at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and its owner, the British Telecoms Pension Scheme which is the UK’s largest pension fund with c. £40bn AUM.  He now consults on long-term investing, primarily as Advisor to the CEO of the Institutional Investors Roundtable. Tom has been on the faculty of the ICGN’s education programme since its inception and has previously worked at INSEAD and lectured at Imperial College, London.   Tom Rotherham-Winqvist said: “Well governed companies should be rewarded with a lower cost of capital.  This goal can only be achieved if investors have the confidence and skills to assess a broader range of factors, including those that are material to financial performance but difficult to quantify using traditional investment tools.  With three years of experience delivering its peer-to-peer education programme, the ICGN is ready to partner with leading education and training organisations to promote the integrated analysis skills that will be required by tomorrow’s best investors.”

Thirty-somethings favour indie classics as Britpop generation hits marrying age.

A whole generation of kids who grew up listening to the likes of Oasis and Blur in their early teens are now far more comfortable having Indie songs as the sound-track to their wedding day.Gone are the days of a Sinatra song serenading the first dance, a far more likely choice might be 'You and Me' by The Wannadies or 'Mr Brightside' by The Killers. And if you are attending a wedding in the coming months don't expect the bridal entrance song to be Wagner's 'Here Comes The Bride': think more 'She Bangs The Drums' by The Stone Roses. One thing is certain; wedding couples are ditching old traditional favourites for modern classics.Two musicians who have really seen this trend develop in recent years are Kieran Stokes and Dominic Beresford. The pair met at school in the 1990s and grew up on a musical diet of Britpop before going onto launch Rock My Reception, ( a wedding band who play for couples who have the same love of groundbreaking indie tracks from the 1990s. Since their first wedding two years ago they have been inundated with requests to play at weddings.Vocalist and guitarist with the duo Dominic Beresford commented "We really are riding on the wave of Brit Pop music, albeit nearly 20 years after the event itself! Dominic continues "Lets face it who wants to listen to a string quartet at a drinks reception when really you know all your guests would be happier tapping their feet to 'She's Electric'.And who can argue with this shift in wedding trends. Rock My Reception's popularity with this modern-day breed of Brides and Grooms has caught the eye of industry experts. Last week they were voted Best Wedding Entertainment in The North East of England at a glitzy ceremony at Middleton Lodge in Richmond. That success came hot on the heels of victory at The Wedding Industry Awards in London last January where they pair were named Best Newcomer to the wedding industry.Kieran from Rock My Reception explains "Its been a crazy two years, we went from playing in local bars in our hometown in Yorkshire to flying across the UK and Europe to play weddings, and have now totalled 70 so far this year". Kieran continues "We noticed so many wedding entertainers were still stuck in the past and there was a real gap in the market for a quality wedding band who could play a back catalogue of tracks to people who grew up with the Britpop explosion."With the renaissance of indie music showing no signs of fading and the U.K wedding industry being worth an estimated £10 billion annually, there seems to be no let up for wedding suppliers like Rock My Reception who have skillfully adapted their brand to accommodate the lucrative 'thirty-something' market.

Free Webinars for Food Businesses Ahead of BRC7

UK and international bodies are putting extra measures in place to try and solve the global problem of food crime. The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety is updating to Issue 7 in January 2015, with a new set of criteria for businesses to tackle at audits.  QADEX software has already updated its modules to help food businesses adjust to the changes and get BRC7 ready, and is hosting free webinars ( to ensure businesses stay compliant.   Tracey Cranney, Operations Manager at QADEX, said, “This is going to be quite a big change for food businesses, so they need to be aware of how to stay compliant, and the consequences if they fall short.  The first audits will be taking place next year, so our free webinars in January are a great opportunity for any food business wanting to protect its high standards and brand reputation.” One of the biggest changes implemented in BRC7 is how businesses handle their supplier management process. The update means all raw suppliers will now need to be verified, and an effective traceability should be in place. As a pioneering leader in software specialising in supplier approval management (, QADEX has updated its systems and is offering free advice to businesses ahead of the update. With just over a month until BRC7 is published, Professor Chris Elliott has also called for local authority food analysts to be given extra power when fighting food fraud. After his comprehensive report into the UK food industry following the ‘horsegate’ scandal, Elliott has spoken in the House of Commons recently about the fragile infrastructure in place to deal with a future food crisis. The government’s response to Professor Elliott’s report was published in September, and revealed that all of his suggestions were to be implemented. By the end of the year a Food Crime Unit will be in operation, and food testing and government coordination will be more consistent in an attempt to crack down on food fraud. QADEX software offers a whole host of tools for food manufacturers and retailers, taking care of everything from supplier risk assessments to customer complaints management.  Working in tandem with BRC7 guidelines, QADEX can directly improve business procedures and ensure companies pass the upcoming audits with flying colours. Tracey added, “We welcome these new guidelines from the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, as it will inevitably push industry standards higher and increase consumer trust. However, it’s important the changes are understood and businesses give themselves time to adjust before the audits next year.” To find out more about QADEX’s range of food safety and brand protection systems visit

Christian Cathor Luxury Leather Goods Hit Not On The High Street

Britain’s chicest manufacturer of luxury leather goods has just announced that a selected range of its latest collection is now available to purchase from leading online retailer Not On The High Street. Refined, elegant and inherently useful, Christian Cathor & Co London ( high grain leather bags are the perfect fit for contemporary Brits with an appreciation for the latest trends and styles. Natoya Thomside, Director said, “We pride ourselves on individuality and we couldn’t be more thrilled to secure a partnership with Not On The High Street. The marketplace has earned itself a reputation as a one-stop-shop for unique gift ideas and to join the company’s prominent database of cherry picked retailers is an absolute honour.”  Since launching in 2006 Not on the High Street has emerged as the go to site for hundreds of unique and interesting gift ideas for those with a penchant to think outside the box. With its luxury high grain British leather and up-to-the-minute designs, Christian Cathor’s latest Diana collection is the perfect fit for the unique and innovative marketplace. Not On The High Street buyers can currently choose from five of Christian Cathor’s trademark luxury duffel bag styles, including the freshly launched Diana range which features splashes of tweed and eye catching colours. According to designer Natoya, the range draws its inspiration from timeless English elegance blended with contemporary fashion. Every piece emanates an on-trend ‘Made in Chelsea’ aesthetic which makes them the ideal accessory for Brits wanting to give their outfits an instant injection of up-to-the-minute cool. All Christian Cathor goods are handmade in the UK by expert craftsmen with an avid eye for detail. This gives buyers the complete peace of mind that they are investing in a stylish and high quality British product that will stand the test of time. Natoya Thomside Director explains, “Every product that leaves the small scale Walsall factory is a labour of love. We’re committed to quality and embed our bags with the seal of UK excellence and are dedicated to offering our buyers longevity, luxury and unique British style.” At the official Christian Cathor & Co London e-boutique buyers can also browse an extensive range of handbags, backpacks, shoulder bags, laptop backpacks and holdalls. On Not On The High Street we are currently offering FREE mainland UK delivery and ultra-fast arrival times getting one’s hands on a Christian Cathor bag has never been easier! To find out more about Christian Cathor visit the website at: or browse a curated collection at the all-new Not On The High Street Boutique at: Facebook: Twitter:

Sixth Episode of Hilarious Web Series HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR Launches Tonight in LA

Who knew comedy and heavy metal would be such a great mix? A hilarious new episode of web video series HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR is launching on YouTube tonight, after five successful episodes tickled audiences funny-bones worldwide. El Cid Bar and Restaurant in Los Angeles will be hosting the launch of the anticipated sixth new episode and the video will be up on YouTube soon after, so regular viewers of the series can get their next slice of comedy within the next 24 hours. The series follows a wannabe heavy metal musician who plays a possessed tuba and takes on the persona of a noble medieval warrior – Ye Black Knight. Sound crazy? You bet! Hilarious episodes so far include ‘Rock Blocked’ and ‘Sales Pitch From Hell’, which follow the hard rock enthusiast as he tries to make it as a god of the guitar, and forge a career alongside the heavy metal kings he worships. The five episodes up on YouTube so far have racked up thousands of views across the board and the worlds of comedy and heavy metal alike are sitting up to take note of these hilarious new talents. Series writer and director Alan Ramstedt, says, “We’re thrilled to be launching the next episode in our side-splitting comedy series. Our hero – Ye Black Knight – is building a cult following of rockers who can’t get enough of his escapades, and we’re thoroughly enjoying trying to make the series an enjoyable, funny and entertaining experience for our fans and followers.” He adds, “Our future plans for Ye Black Knight are not concrete just yet – the public reception of him has been fantastic so far, so we’ll see where the venture takes us and hope we can keep our audience laughing and rocking along!” The rise of the web series has been well documented over the last few years, with some standout productions garnering millions of views and thousands of addicted regulars. The series are often low-budget, but the creators are never short on imagination or originality – as proven with HEAVY METAL SUPERSTAR. Where else on the web would comedy lovers find possessed tubas and wannabe metal musicians? If you’ve missed any of the episodes so far, catch them all on YouTube or on the website

Working Mum Launches Beautiful Range of Bespoke Cushions with New Venture, Avalo Home

A mumtrepreneur is giving up a high-flying City job to launch a stunning range of bespoke, British-made cushions, perfect for the home. Yvonne Samaranayake, 40, was working long hours in the IT department at a London investment bank, but her venture into interior design means she can spend time with two girls, as well as enjoying a fulfilling career as her own boss. Avalo Home was born after inspiration struck on a family holiday to Devon. Mum Yvonne had a ‘eureka moment’ leading her to quit her job and start a brand new adventure. Now her bespoke designs, in a whole variety of sizes, shapes, textures and colours, are transforming lifeless interiors into plush, comfortable havens. Yvonne says, “We rented a cottage in Devon just last year and there didn’t seem to be anywhere comfortable for my girls, Ava and Lois, to sit. Inspiration hit me, and I suddenly had an idea for a range of wonderful cushions that would be perfect in a family setting. One year later, and with a lot of hard work, we’ve created a line of beautiful, yet practical cushions in a range of colours, sizes and textures to suit all.” She adds, “Launching Avalo Home has not only given my career a new lease of life, it also means I have more time to spend with my girls. Working in the City was demanding, but managing my time and running my own business is challenging in a totally different way – and more rewarding than I’d ever imagined.” The creative vision of Avalo Home is unlike any other line of soft furnishings. The brand imagines cushions used in the home in the same way that furniture is – rather than simply dressing or decoration. They can become a fort in the corner for children to play in, a sun lounger in the garden on those scorching hot days, a plump resting place in the car, or a way to create dazzling floor seating in an outdoor barbecue area or patio. The design team at Avalo Home find their inspiration in everything from nature to technology – and it shows in the designs, which are classic and chic but also child-friendly and playful. Made using British materials, and manufactured on UK soil, the brand is a wonderful example of a home-grown business with a unique creative outlook and the means to truly transform homes and living spaces. For more information about Avalo Home, and to browse the website, visit:

Prepare Supplies During the Quiet Business Season, Urges Printdesigns

UK-based printing and portable marketing solution experts Printdesigns is urging corporate clients to organise their marketing materials and look for 2015 trade shows to attend during the lull of winter. While commercial businesses such as shops, restaurants and hotels may thrive during the holiday season, many B2B businesses experience a quiet spell which is hard to avoid. Work can dry up in offices throughout December, which is why it is critical for companies to ensure they increase business in the new year. One of the best ways to do this is to attend industry events, exhibitions and trade shows to reap the benefits of face to face marketing. Mark Thompson, Sales Director at Printdesigns said, “December is known as the quiet business season, with many companies closing towards the end of the month or a number of clients going away on holiday. Although this can be normal it still signals alarm bells for managers and owners, who need to ensure it’s business as normal from January 1st.  We urge businesses to use this extra time wisely and research the range of events they could take part in throughout 2015.” The exhibition industry is constantly growing, a fact which disputes the common notion that face to face marketing is a dying method. London’s National Wedding Show recently enjoyed an 11% annual increase in attendance, with over 16,000 visitors flocking to the Earls Court show in September. Other exhibitions have also noted record visitor numbers this year, including Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show, which was celebrating its 20th year in 2014.  These statistics are not the negative figures of a struggling industry, as exhibiting proves a successful way to bring in the business. Mark added, “The facts are plain to see – any organisation who isn’t attending trade shows and events is missing a huge opportunity to increase profits. If you do use this spare time to arrange exhibits, make sure you are prepared and order in your display stands and marketing material for your booth well in advance.” Printdesigns offers a huge array of exhibition stands to suit all budgets – the company is renowned for its value for money and special budget deals. It also offers an exhibition bundle deal for companies new to exhibiting who may not know exactly what they need.  The newest displays added to the Printdesigns collection is the TEXstyle range, which are made of fabric instead of PVC so are washable and incredibly easy to transport. For more information about Printdesigns’ range of display stands and other portable exhibition solutions, please visit  

‘Match It Up’ with Data Memory Systems’ Unique Memory Finder for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina Users

To celebrate the addition of the brand new range of Transcend JetDrives to the Data Memory Systems online store, the computer memory experts are also taking huge steps to ensure everyone can find the memory upgrade that is compatible for their Apple device. With their ‘Match It Up’ graph, the team at Data Memory Systems have ensured that all MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air users will be able to find the data storage and computer memory that will be most beneficial to them, without complicated research or exhaustive online searches. Whether users have a MacBook Air dating back to 2010, or whether they’re kitted out with the very latest Pro Retina models from mid-2014, Data Memory Systems’ helpful graph makes choosing the right memory solution a breeze. It’s just one of many steps that the leading US memory provider have taken to ensure their customers can easily find, order and enjoy the right memory solutions – for less. The ‘Match It Up’ graph helps users tell whether they need a JetDrive 500, 520, 720 or 725. There are also Transcend JetDrive Lites – useful memory cards which offer 64GB or 128GB of additional memory at an even lower price. The brand new collection offers a multitude of options for Mac users, whether they want a cheap, fast upgrade, or something that can transform their beaten old Mac into a powerful, professional-grade machine. The brand new range of Transcend JetDrives are a sought-after upgrade for all Mac users. With different capacities ranging from 240GB up to an incredible 960GB, those with compatible Mac devices can enjoy mind-blowing speed and power. The drives also come with a full upgrade kit – the drive being displaced to make room for the Transcend JetDrive can be transformed into a fully functional external hard drive, great for backing up important files or using as a portable storage solution. Users can enjoy the powerful Transcend drive within their computer, and also benefit from having a hand-held back-up drive that can be used for both work and play, without taking up too much space on the new JetDrive. Prices start at just $189.99 for one of the 240GB JetDrives, and just $39.99 for one of the JetDrive Lite memory cards. All of the Transcend JetDrive SSDs available from Data Memory Systems are backed by an industry-leading 5-year warranty – so users can be assured that they’re getting great value and lasting quality. For more information about Data Memory Systems and to browse the collection of memory and storage solutions in preparation for the 2014/15 school year, visit the website at: Facebook: Twitter:

Energy future hinges upon financing choices today, warns World Energy Council

· Investment in energy is becoming ever more critical as energy systems come under stress · Funding challenge to become more acute with new rules, but alternatives exist · Developers must go beyond their comfort zones to unlock the US$48 trillion of energy investment 24 November 2014, Washington DC – The decisions that investors make today in the energy sector will make or break the sustainability of global energy systems for years to come, according to a new report from the World Energy Council. The report finds that as global energy systems are being placed under increasing strain and as governments limit their spending under tough economic conditions, the ability to invest the US$48 trillion required over the next 20 years into energy could be put in jeopardy, threatening countries’ ability to supply sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy for their people.   The study, “World Energy Trilemma: time to get real – the myths and realities of financing energy systems”, conducted with the global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, analyses what is needed to unlock the required energy investment and is based on extensive interviews with close to 50 leaders from the international energy finance community. Joan MacNaughton CB, Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma work, commented: “Unlike many commentators’ warnings, our report finds that capital is available in the private sector to the required scale, but the patterns of investment will need to change radically in terms of the type of energy source, technology, and infrastructure. Above all, investors and developers will have to invest way beyond their comfort zones, and they will need better help from governments, regulators, and international financial institutions than is currently envisaged.” The report cites an estimated cumulative investment of US$40.2 trillion to be required across the global energy infrastructure supply chain with an additional $8 trillion in energy efficiency over the period from 2014 to 2035. The funding challenge is made yet more acute as new financial rules could further reduce private finance to be channeled into energy projects. For example, the Basel III regulation, which is meant to safeguard the financial system by limiting the amount of risky assets that banks take on, could reduce infrastructure loans and thus hinder the financing of long-term, capital-intensive conventional and renewable energy projects. More expensive risk-adjusted loans are likely to make a number of projects financially unattractive. At the same time, as traditional long-term bank debt becomes harder to secure, energy project developers are looking towards alternative financing sources such as pension funds, insurers, green bonds, sovereign wealth funds, private investment funds, and asset managers which are seeking to increase their infrastructure assets. Other funding sources or instruments, such as with the maturation of financial markets in developing economies, may evolve in coming decades to further reduce investment blockage, the report notes. François Austin, Global Head of Energy Practice from project partner Oliver Wyman, commented: “Uncertainty around technological developments, energy politics, changing regulations, and volatile energy and commodity prices are all adding a significant risk premium to the cost of capital for energy investments.  The huge energy needs around the world offer significant market opportunities if robust and equitable pathways are provided for the private sector. The recommendations to improve countries’ balance on the energy trilemma through necessary investments can be delivered with coordinated efforts by governments, investors and energy companies.” This year’s Energy Trilemma Index, a quantitative ranking which accompanies the Trilemma report, has placed four countries on negative watch (Japan, Germany, Italy, UK), while other countries could improve in one or more trilemma dimensions. Of the 129 countries in the ranking, only three have achieved an ‘AAA’ score on their trilemma performance, with one of those countries being the UK which is showing a downward trend in energy security.  Joan MacNaughton added: “Even countries with strong incumbent energy infrastructure are having a hard time balancing their energy trilemma, while many others are still struggling to meet their population’s basic energy needs. The persistent gap and future barriers to energy funding will only exacerbate an already fragile global energy system. Clearly countries must act now to reverse this oncoming storm: there is no time for complacency.” The 2014 Index finds that the best-performing nations tend to be developed countries with higher shares of energy coming from low- or zero-carbon energy sources supported by well-established energy efficiency programmes. The top 10 performing countries in 2014 are: Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Canada, Austria, Finland, France, and New Zealand. In addition, two countries (Mexico and the UAE) have been put on positive watch, while other countries (such as Colombia and the Philippines) are making strides in improving their energy sustainability on all dimensions of the trilemma. These countries’ positive outlook shows that improvements can be made with the right policy framework in place. To achieve the necessary investment levels, the 2014 World Energy Trilemma report has identified the following recommendations from the financial sector: · Policymakers must focus on implementing the regulatory and policy frameworks to encourage investment and reduce political and regulatory risks. · The financial infrastructure must be in place for capital to flow easily to the energy sector, while financiers need to get more comfortable with investing in new technologies and in developing countries, where the need for new infrastructure is mostly concentrated.   · The energy sector must generate a robust pipeline of bankable projects. The report’s findings will be discussed with officials and leaders from government, finance and industry at a specially convened meeting in Washington DC today. They will also be shared with ministers in 95 countries and will form the background of ongoing discussions at the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP-20) meeting to be held in Lima, Peru in December 2014. ### Download the 2014 World Energy Trilemma report and the Energy Trilemma Index along with country profiles on:

SpareBank 1 SR-Bank ASA proposes an offer and an invitation to discussions on a merger with Sandnes Sparebank

On 13 November 2014 Sandnes Sparebank announced that it had entered into an agreement with Eika Alliansen to accede as a party to that alliance. The agreement has been signed subject to approval by Sandnes Sparebank's Board of Trustees on 26 November 2014. It is evident from the notice to the Board of Trustee's meeting that the bank needs partners in order to remain an attractive bank with a strong identity, good and modern solutions and thereby strong competitive ability. In this regard, Sandnes Sparebank has considered three possible strategic directions: 1 Remain independent as today, 2 Cooperation with B5 on the procurement of services from Evry, and 3 Become a part of Eika Alliansen with services from SDC. A strong and future-oriented finance group for the benefit of the region As the largest equity certificate holder in Sandnes Sparebank, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank supports the goal of strong local orientation, which includes being an active proponent for growth and development in North Jæren. To achieve this, SpareBank 1 SR-Bank is of the opinion that a merger of Sandnes Sparebank and SpareBank 1 SR-Bank is a fourth strategic option that should be considered as better than the proposal presented to the Board of Trustees. A merger of the banks will have several positive effects beyond those described in the proposal to accede to Eika Alliansen. SpareBank 1 SR-Bank believes a merger will be a better solution for the customers, employees, owners and the whole of North Jæren. A merger of the two banks will strengthen a regionally-based finance community, based on sound and better expertise, better opportunities to undertake substantial investments in new IT technology, and not least ensure adequate access to capital for businesses and private customers. A merger of the banks will result in the continued development of jobs in Sandnes, which means that Sandnes Sparebank's plans of moving to new premises in the inner harbour in Sandnes are maintained. Following a merger it would be natural to move units, which currently are not in Sandnes, to the new, planned premises. This will most likely result in more jobs in Sandnes than at present. There will be no redundancies as a direct result of an eventual merger. Settlement and pricing of Sandnes SparebankAs a part of an eventual merger, as consideration for the primary capital, shares will be issued in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank for a new savings bank foundation. This will be established by Sandnes Sparebank. The savings bank foundation will aim to contribute to the development of the local community, particularly in Sandnes, through financial contributions to charitable purposes. In addition, the foundation will be a long-term, stable owner of shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank. The new foundation may, together with Sparebankstiftelsen SR-Bank and SpareBank 1-Stiftinga Kvinnherad, achieve an overall ownership of more than 30 per cent in the merged bank. A merger may be carried out whereby the equity certificate owners in Sandnes Sparebank receive shares in SpareBank 1 SR-Bank. The Board of Directors of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank sees potential for completing a merger based on a pricing of the total equity in Sandnes Sparebank representing a premium in the interval 30% to 50% per equity certificate. The basis for this premium calculation is the volume weighted average trading price for Sandnes Sparebank's equity certificates in the last 30 days. Invitation to detailed discussions The Board of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank urges the Board of Sandnes Sparebank to consider the proposed public offer, and to postpone consideration of the proposed alliance with Eika. SpareBank 1 SR-Bank further proposes that the banks spend time ahead to conduct a process with an aim to negotiate a final merger agreement. Further conditions in connection with a merger must be discussed between the parties and may deviate from the aforementioned. Among other things, a merger assumes the following; 1. A negotiated final agreement between the boards to merge. 2. The agreement is granted final approval by the Board of Trustees in Sandnes Sparebank and by the Supervisory Board and General Meeting respectively of SpareBank 1 SR-Bank. 3. The agreement is granted the necessary approvals from the Ministry of Finance, the Financial Supervisory Authority and the Competition Authority on terms that do not materially change the assumptions that underlie a merger agreement. There is no guarantee that negotiations will be initiated or that a merger is possible to implement. This offer is valid until Thursday 27 November at 8 a.m. The offer is withdrawn if the Board of Trustees of Sandnes Sparebank approves the Board's proposal to accede to Eika Alliansen on 26 November 2014. Stavanger, 24 November 2014 Contact persons: CEO Arne Austreid, tel. 900 77334CFO, Inge Reinertsen, tel. 909 95033EVP Communications, Thor-Christian Haugland, tel. 480 31633 The information in this report is mandatory under the Securities Trading Act Section 5-12.

Soloists annouced for York Minster Handel's Messiah performance

For many people, listening to a live performance of Handel’s Messiah is an integral part of their preparations for Christmas, and this year, some of the UK’s finest soloists will again join the York Minster Choir for its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at the cathedral. Welsh soprano Fflur Wyn has gained wide acclaim for her operatic performances across the world, and was recently elected an Associate to the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the music profession.  Fflur will be joined by counter-tenor, James Neville.  The cathedral setting for Messiah will be very familiar to James, who began his musical training as a chorister of Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral, and has since sung with the renowned King’s College Choir, as well as in his own right as a soloist. James Oxley has appeared at all the major concert halls in London, at Symphony Hall in Birmingham and Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, and will be singing the tenor role.  Returning for the second year, Benjamin Bevan will sing bass – a performance he has given with The English Concert and at the Sage Gateshead. The concert will be conducted by York Minster’s own director of music, Robert Sharpe, and accompanied by assistant director of music, David Pipe. Tickets for Handel’s Messiah at York Minster are available online via the York Minster website ( or from the admissions desk within the Minster itself, priced from £12.00 With the last few tickets available for the forthcoming York Minster Christmas Carol Concerts on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December, details of the guest readers at the two events have been also been revealed. On Friday 5 December, TV dramatist and former director Ian Bayley Curteis – whose writing credits include The Onedin Line and Crown Court – will be joined by actress Clare Clifford, whose roles have been as diverse as Miss Potter and Doctor Who, and is known on the stand-up comedy circuit following her popular ‘Not the Olympics’ show in 2012. On Saturday 6 December, BBC journalist and author Hugh Pym – one of the leading media commentators on the banking crisis – will be joined by actress Cherie Lunghi, fresh from the West End where she has been performing in The Importance of Being Earnest. For more information, or to book tickets, please visit  Tickets are also available from the ticket desks within York Minster. ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:

Strong housing sales to private customers for NCC

NCC’s Capital Market Day on Tuesday focused on housing production and development and on the NCC Construction Sweden and NCC Construction Denmark business areas. A housing policy debate was organized in connection with the Capital Market Day. “We are extremely gratified to have already surpassed last year’s total strong housing sales. Market conditions are favorable in most of our key markets, such as Germany, Russia and Sweden. A large number of housing starts in the autumn have taken place in these markets, but we have also started projects in Norway, Denmark and Finland,” says Joachim Hallengren, Business Area Manager of NCC Housing. NCC’s President and CEO Peter Wågström commented on the corporate strategy through 2015 and reiterated the market outlook as published in the most recent interim report on October 24. The construction market in Sweden performed positively in October and November. Demand for housing contracts is favorable, although delays to infrastructure initiatives are giving rise to uncertainty for the future. Orders received for NCC Construction Sweden improved year-on-year to SEK 20,036 million (16,540) for January-October and the order backlog amounted on October 31 to SEK 20,011 million (16,690). “We have strengthened our position in 2014 and increased both orders received and the order backlog. At the same time, it is taking longer to convert orders received into sales, which has led to a low work-up rate. We have also established an organization to enable us to be competitive when the coming infrastructure initiatives come to fruition. As a result, we have incurred additional costs in our tendering work. We have had a new organization in place since the start of the year, and we have initiated a number of short and long-term measures to boost profitability, but it will take several quarters for these efforts to generate visible effects,” says Svante Hagman, Business Area Manager of NCC Construction Sweden. Overall, the Danish construction market is expected to be stable in 2015, with investments in line with 2014. The housing market is expected to grow in Copenhagen and Aarhus. “We expect public-sector demand to remain strong in 2015. In Denmark, an increased focus on energy refurbishment, climate adjustments and infrastructure is noticeable,” says Klaus Kaae, Business Area Manager of NCC Construction Denmark.

KREA Enhances Network Capabilities with Clavister

KREA, Turkey’s largest e-mail marketing company, has enhanced its network capabilities following a deployment with Clavister, a leader in high performance, high availability network security. KREA is utilising two Clavister W3 appliances to create a fail-safe network structure in order to develop and support its patent pending rule based bulk e-mail sending algorithm over Software Defined Networks. The deployment has enabled KREA to maximise network speed and availability, significantly reducing network outages, while also expanding its capabilities to support connection to over 300 IP addresses simultaneously with no impact on connection speed.       Aycan Ferik, Partner & CTO at KREA, said: “Clavister’s advanced functionality, reliability and rule based application delivery control has enabled us to improve network connectivity and availability, ensuring that we are able to consistently provide our services with minimal disruption. The flexibility of the solution, and the support Clavister provides, means that we are able to create rules and adapt our infrastructure to suit our needs as they develop, ensuring optimal network performance at all times. As a result we are well positioned to always meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.” In addition to next-generation firewall capabilities the Clavister W3 also offers advanced routing flexibility and high-end network infrastructure including traffic management, High Availability, server load balancing and advanced rule based network functionality. This has enabled KREA to reduce outages and manage their networks to enhance capacity. Shinobu Färnlöf, Worldwide Channel Manager, Clavister said: “The deployment with KREA highlights the huge range of benefits that our products offer to organisations beyond advanced network security. The results that KREA has seen are a testament to the market leading High Availability and advanced routing flexibility that our security products offer.  The success of the deployment further enhances our reputation as a leading provider of high quality network control and security solutions.” Clavister’s solutions range from the E5, an entry level next-generation firewall (NGFW) in a desktop sized package, to the Virtual Series Gateways that enable the highest levels of throughput, offering six nines (99.9999%) availability for carrier-grade security in the most demanding network environments. Clavister recently introduced a range of solutions for mobile network operations to secure 4G and LTE networks, enabling mobile network operators to secure their networks again cyber attacks and data interception.

NCC and MKB in transaction that will provide 300 new rental apartments in Malmö

MKB will acquire the land from NCC and, concurrently, contract NCC to develop 300 rental apartments with garage space at basement level. The housing units will be built in two new blocks in the Limhamn city district of Malmö. The buildings, which will be of heights between four and eight stories, will be constructed around courtyards and their facades will blend in with the area’s surroundings and traditional brickwork. The apartments will range from studios to four-bedroomed units, with an emphasis on space-efficient floor plans. “The need for rental units in Malmö is substantial and this transaction will generate a welcome addition of modern rental apartments in an attractive location. From a wider perspective, a project of this nature will create chains of relocations which, in turn, will provide potential for new housing for many Malmö residents,” says Svante Hagman, President of NCC Construction Sweden. The project is being developed on an old industrial site that has been remediated, thereby creating new land for housing use in an area of Malmö where demand for housing is high. Project engineering for the buildings will start immediately and the first apartments are scheduled to be ready of occupancy by mid-2016. The blocks will be completed by 2018. The land transfer and profit will be reported under the NCC Housing business area in conjunction with the project being recognized among orders in the fourth quarter of 2014. The construction portion will be recognized in profit on a percentage-of-completion basis under NCC Construction Sweden. The construction contract is worth a total of SEK 435 million and the land transaction SEK 93 million.

Volvo makes provision related to EU antitrust investigation

As a result of an evaluation of the Statement of Objections, the Volvo Group will make a provision of EUR 400 M (SEK 3.7 bn) in the fourth quarter of 2014. However, the proceedings are still at an early stage and there are a number of uncertainties associated with the final outcome of the Commission’s investigation as well as the amount of a potential fine. The Volvo Group will re-assess the size of the provision regularly following the development of the proceedings. The provision will impact the Volvo Group’s operating income in the segment Trucks. The net financial debt and cash flow will not be impacted in the fourth quarter 2014. In January 2011, the Volvo Group and a number of other companies in the truck industry became part of an investigation by the European Commission regarding a possible violation of EU antitrust rules. Volvo has previously announced that it is probable that the Group’s financial result and cash flow may be materially adversely affected as a result of the Commission’s investigation. November 25, 2014 Journalists who require further information are requested to please contact Kina Wileke, +46 (0)31-323 7229 or +46 (0) 765-537229. For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) is required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.15 a.m November 25, 2014.

New concept with the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine approved for testing in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

This is the first time that this combination of agents is tested against the complex autoimmune process that causes type 1 diabetes. The treatment aims to maintain the remaining ability of patients to produce their own insulin by halting the immune system’s attack on the insulin-producing beta cells. Maintaining the body’s endogenous insulin-producing capacity, in turn, leads to better blood glucose control and reduces the risk of both acute and long-term complications from type 1 diabetes. “Diamyd® is currently at the forefront of development in Antigen-Based Therapy regarding efforts to cure type 1 diabetes and we are committed to being first to market with a combination therapy,” says Anders Essen-Möller, Chairman of the Board of Diamyd Medical. The newly approved study, EDCR IIa (Etanercept-Diamyd-Combination-Regimen), comprises 20 children and adolescents between 8 and 18 years who have recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It is an open-label trial, which means that all participants will receive active combination therapy. The aim of the trial is to evaluate the combined therapy of vitamin D, etanercept and the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine from a safety perspective, and how the immune system is affected. Etanercept is a TNF-alpha inhibitor used in rheumatic diseases and is approved in Sweden, for example, for treating children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). “The idea is that etanercept will suppress those parts of the immune system that are activated during the autoimmune process in new onset type 1 diabetes,” says Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University, principal investigator and sponsor of the study. “The aim of this and the vitamin D therapy is to improve the efficacy of the diabetes vaccine and thus maintain the body’s residual capacity to make insulin. This is not unlike the original rationale for Diamyd® as a single agent treatment, but now expanded with important modifications based on the knowledge gained from previous clinical trials of the diabetes vaccine.” Diamyd® has shown an overall 16% efficacy (p=0.10) in a European Phase III trial and a good safety profile. Data from clinical trials shows that Diamyd® activates components that down-regulate the immune system as well as components that increase inflammation in type 1 diabetes. By combining the diabetes vaccine with etanercept, the inflammatory response is reduced and the diabetes vaccine’s down-regulating, tolerance-inducing effect can have a greater impact. In turn, Vitamin D further down-regulates the immune system’s inflammatory components in order to strengthen the efficacy of the diabetes vaccine. Both vitamin D and etanercept are also considered to have a direct positive effect on the beta cells. The new trial will be conducted at several pediatric diabetes clinics throughout Sweden. The participants will first receive treatment with vitamin D and etanercept for the duration of one month. Two injections with Diamyd® will then be administered one month apart. Treatment with etanercept will continue for a total period of 90 days, and the vitamin D therapy for 15 months. An initial evaluation will take place six months after all patients have been included. The participants will subsequently be monitored for another 24 months. About the Diamyd® diabetes vaccineDiamyd® is an Antigen Based Therapy (ABT) that is being developed with the objective of preventing, delaying or stopping the autoimmune attack on beta cells in type 1 diabetes and other forms of autoimmune diabetes and thus preserve the body’s own ability to produce insulin. The active substance in the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine is glutamic acid decarboxylase isoform 65kDa (GAD). GAD is one of the most important targets when the immune system attacks the beta cells in autoimmune diabetes. Accordingly, GAD is an autoantigen. Treatment using Diamyd® is intended to stop the autoimmune attack against the beta cells by inducing tolerance to GAD. Diamyd® has been used in clinical trials including more than one thousand patients with a good safety profile. Diamyd® is easy to administer in any clinical setting. Ongoing development work is aimed at enhancing the efficacy of the treatment and providing the right conditions for the diabetes vaccine to exert an effect by combining Diamyd® with other agents and to treat earlier in the disease process. New approaches are being evaluated in several clinical studies together with different teams of researchers. Today, two researcher-initiated clinical studies with Diamyd® are in progress and an additional four have recently received regulatory approval and are being launched. These studies are being financed through research grants, while Diamyd Medical is providing the study drugs and covers certain other costs, and has participated in the design of the studies and is also able to utilize the findings of the studies. · DIABGAD-1. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with ibuprofen and vitamin D. The study comprises a total of 64 patients between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to test whether the combination treatment can preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. All of the participants have been enrolled in the study and the initial six-month results, focusing on immunological markers, are expected to be presented in the beginning of 2015. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University. · DIAPREV-IT. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in children with early stages of type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 50 participants from the age of four have been enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson at Lund University. All of the participants have been enrolled in the study and results are expected at the end of 2016. · DIAMYD®/GABA. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with GABA. The study will comprise a total of 75 patients between the ages of 4 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 12 months. The aim of the study is to test whether the combination treatment can preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. The study is taking place in the US led by Professor Kenneth McCormick at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is in the start-up phase. · DIAPREV-IT 2. A blind, placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with vitamin D in children with early stages type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 80 participants between the ages of 4 and 18 will be enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson and is in the start-up phase. · DIAGNODE. An open label study, where Diamyd® is administered directly into lymph nodes in combination with treatment with vitamin D. The study will comprise a total of five patients between the ages of 18 and 30 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson and is in the start-up phase. · EDCR IIa. An open label study, where Diamyd® is combined with etanercept and vitamin D. The study will comprise a total of 20 patients between the ages of 8 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is taking place in Sweden led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson and is in the start-up phase. About type 1 diabetesType 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the patients’ own insulin-producing beta cells. By analyzing markers in the blood, it is possible to identify persons in whom this autoimmune process is ongoing, although has not yet caused clinical symptoms of diabetes. When clinical symptoms present, patients must be treated daily, for the rest of their lives, with insulin to sustain life. Finding a cure is of major importance for the world’s healthcare systems and the well-being of patients. The annual market for an easy-to-use, successful therapeutic is estimated at several billions of dollars. About Diamyd MedicalDiamyd Medical is dedicated to fighting type 1 diabetes and to working toward a cure for the disease. Diamyd Medical’s projects include development of combination regimens with the GAD-based diabetes vaccine Diamyd® for arresting the successive destruction of insulin-producing beta cells. Diamyd Medical licenses exclusive intellectual rights for the GAD molecule from the University of California. The company also has an exclusive license from the University of California for therapeutic use of GABA for the treatment of diabetes and other inflammation-related conditions, including metabolic syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis. Diamyd Medical owns 46% of the stem cell company Cellaviva AB, which is establishing a Swedish commercial bank for private family saving of stem cells in umbilical cord blood and other sources of stem cells. Stem cells are expected to be used in Personalized Regenerative Medicine (PRM), for example, to restore beta cell mass in diabetes patients where autoimmunity has been arrested. Diamyd Medical also has a 10% shareholding in the medical technology company Companion Medical, Inc., based in San Diego, in the US, and a minor shareholding and other financial interests in the US gene therapy company Periphagen Holdings, Inc. Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.

Alfa Laval wins SEK 75 million starch- processing order in Russia

Alfa Laval’s equipment, including separators, decanters, heat exchangers, evaporators and fluid handling products, will form a complete process line for extracting starch and gluten from wheat, for further downstream production of animal feed additives. “This order proves our strong position within starch processing, a position reached because of our wide product offering and deep process know-how,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. Did you know that… Alfa Laval has been present in Russia for more than 110 years, since 1903? 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

Natto: MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 launched in Australia/New Zealand

OSLO, NORWAY, (November 25th, 2014) NattoPharma ASA, world leader in vitamin K2 research and development, in collaboratin with Complementary Medicines Group (CMG) Australia, announces successful penetration into the Australian and New Zealand markets, including supplying major Sponsor brands. This collaboration has resulted in exciting developments. First, Blackmores, Australia’s leading natural health brand, will utilize NattoPharma’s MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 in a soon-to-be released product that will be sold both online and through brick-and-mortar stores across Australia. BioCeuticals, supplier of high-quality practitioner-specific nutritional and therapeutic supplements, has also signed on to use its MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 in an upcoming product. In addition, another new product concept has already been released: Essential Nutrition Vitamin K2, a standalone bone health product featuring NattoPharma’s MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7, the only clinically validated and patented vitamin K2 as MK-7. The product is currently being sold online at, and will in November 2014 be sold exclusively through Go Vita, a 150-store retail natural products chain. “Bone health is a serious concern, and the introduction of MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 to the Australian and New Zealand markets has been significant. We are energized,” says Craig Fallshaw, CMG Founder. “It is so validating to bring the only clinically validated, patented vitamin K2 as MK-7 to these markets.” In close collaboration with NattoPharma ASA, CMG has leveraged relationships to bring the current product offering to market, as well as other opportunities for future products, and increase awareness of this important bone health ingredient.   “We are very pleased to make significant progress in Australia and New Zealand introducing our proprietary, patented, and clinically proven MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7,” says Hogne Vik, CEO of NattoPharma ASA. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship with CMG and its partner groups.” # # # About CMG Complementary Medicines Group (CMG) is a service provider to the complementary medicine, food and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals industries. Offering raw materials, contract manufacturing, and marketing services, CMG was named the Complementary Medicines Australia 2011 Manufacturer, Wholesaler, or Distributor of the Year, and the 2014 Wholesaler/Distributor of the Year. For more information, visit About MenaQ7® MenaQ7® is the best documented, commercially available natural vitamin K2 with guaranteed actives and stability, clinical substantiation and international patents granted and pending. For more information on the health benefits of MenaQ7, visit About NattoPharma NattoPharma ASA, Norway, is the world’s leader in vitamin K2 research and development. NattoPharma is the exclusive international supplier of MenaQ7™, the natural vitamin K2 as MK-7, and the company has been in a multi-year research and development program to substantiate and discover the health benefits of natural vitamin K2 for applications in the marketplace for functional food and dietary supplements. For more information, visit Contact persons: Hogne Kate QuackenbushDirector of Communications(609)

IFS Applications 9 to be released at IFS World Conference 2015

IFS Applications 9 builds upon the foundations that have made IFS a recognized industry leader*. The upcoming version will offer new and existing customers major enhancements in terms of agility and usability, as well as powerful capabilities tailored to support customers in IFS’s target industries. In light of IFS’s commitment to quality, IFS Applications 9 is being thoroughly tested both internally as well as in-the-field. Delivered in the form of an early adopter program, IFS is working with several global end-user companies based in the U.S., Scandinavia, and Europe, who represent a diverse spread of industries, including: service management, high-tech, industrial manufacturing, and offshore contracting. Details of the early adopters’ experience in leveraging IFS Applications 9 will be provided at IFS World Conference in May 2015. ”We are very excited about revealing the new capabilities of IFS Applications in May next year,” IFS SVP R&D Thomas Säld said. “By closely following the developments in our key industries and listening to the feedback of our customers, we will be able to present a new version that sets the standard for usability and agility. We have made some strategic investments with IFS Applications 9 to innovate and improve the customer experience in order to deliver even more value to our customers.” The IFS World Conference 2015 offers three days of keynote speeches, breakout sessions, world-leading technology, training, networking and entertainment, all teaching true business agility, helping people get closer to their business and turn change into a business advantage. * IFS is named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Single-Instance ERP for Product-Centric Midmarket Companies, 2013

Final result of LTI 2014 (Series II)

The Annual General Meeting of Indutrade AB resolved on 28 April 2014 in accordance with the Board of Director’s proposal to implement an incentive programme, LTI 2014, comprising a maximum of 460,000 warrants, issued in two series for senior executives and other key employees within the Indutrade group. Indutrade’s wholly-owned subsidiary C & M Plast AB was entitled subscribe for the warrants, after which the subsidiary subsequently subscribed for all warrants. In accordance with the Annual General Meeting’s resolution and a resolution by the Board of Directors on 28 May 2014, the participants acquired a total of 257,500 warrants of Series I for in aggregate SEK 3,914,000. The Board of Directors resolved on 31 October 2014 to offer 13 additional participants to acquire no more than 80,000 warrants of Series II. The acquisition period for Series II ended on 14 November 2014 and the transfer from C & M Plast AB was completed on 24 November 2014. Under Series II of LTI 2014, participants have acquired a total of 27,500 warrants for in aggregate SEK 319,000. Accordingly, the number of warrants of Series I and Series II acquired by the participants under LTI 2014 totals 285,000. Each warrant entitles a right to subscribe for one share in Indutrade as from the registration of the warrants up to and including Friday, 18 May 2018, during specified subscription periods. The maximum dilution amounts to 0.7 per cent of the shares and votes in Indutrade. The acquisition price for the warrants of Series II has been determined to SEK 11.60 per warrant, corresponding to the market price. The subscription price for subscription of Indutrade shares under the warrants of Series II has subsequently to the measurement period 3 November 2014 – 14 November 2014 been set to SEK 350.00 per share. Stockholm, 25 November 2014 Indutrade AB (publ)

Tengbom wins prestigious architecture prize for equestrian centre

The Fortifications Agency’s architectural prize is awarded every third year. The prize is intended to develop military building traditions and inspire good architecture in defence properties. Three entries were made ahead of the 2014 awards and the first prize went to the equestrian centre Kavallerikasern 1 (K1). The centre was designed by Tengbom who were also general consultant for the assignment. The jury’s motivation includes: “The building is awarded the Swedish National Fortifications Agency’s architecture prize for 2014 for its elegant adaptation to both the Royal National City Park and the barracks environment as well as for a top-class whole where the modern exterior is matched in the interior.” “We are both proud and extremely pleased to have won this competition. Our idea was to try to create an equestrian centre which is both functional and well-adapted to the cultural-historical environment. The design theme is a symmetrical axis which goes through the principal building’s main entrance and cuts straight across the parade ground. A suitable approach for a military building,” comments Jan Izikowitz, project architect at Tengbom. The building was inaugurated in the spring and is used by the Lifeguards, the Swedish Mounted Royal Lifeguards and the Police Cavalry for education and training, but can also be used for public shows and competitions. It has seats for 750 spectators and contrasts with the surrounding brick buildings with its Falu red wooden facade, horizontal windows and asymmetric roof lanterns. For additional information, please contact:Jan Izikowitz, Project Architect, Tengbom, +46 31 708 38 05Clara Bolinder-Lundberg, Head of Communications, Tengbom, +46 707 19 84 43 Press photographs:

Alfa Laval’s Capital Markets Day - summary of the business update

More specifically he mentioned markets such as oil & gas and marine, relating to energy and globalization, respectively. Talking about marine he emphasized that while this market is volatile in terms of ship contracting, meaning order intake for Alfa Laval – revenues are much more stable due to the long industry lead times. This mechanism is visible in Alfa Laval as last year’s rise in contracting has boosted orders for the group, resulting in a big marine order backlog providing visibility for the coming years. The marine backlog for delivery after December 31, now totals SEK 9.7 billion - stretching over the coming three years. Turning to oil & gas, Lars Renström provided information about Alfa Laval’s exposure, which is, totally for the group, roughly 19 percent. But it spreads over four different sections of the value chain; drilling, processing & transportation, refinery and petrochemicals. These all face different demand drivers and also the influence from changes in the oil price differs. Looking specifically at drilling, the exposure is roughly 4 percent of the group. Processing & transportation makes up 9 percent, refinery some 3 percent and petrochemicals another 3 percent. “I am convinced that both marine and oil & gas are good places to be,” said Lars Renström. Marine is driven by the need for transportation, which depends on world trade, while rising energy needs sets the stage for the oil and gas sector. “Both of them may fluctuate in the short term, for different reasons, but over time we are confident that there will be continued growth – providing opportunities for Alfa Laval.” Furthermore he highlighted the Service business and its positive development, reporting 10 percent growth in the first nine months. This is a result of our increased efforts, aimed at capturing more of the opportunity. “With our focus on Service and the potential we see, Service will be an important contributor to profitable growth,” said Lars Renström. Thomas Thuresson, Executive Vice President and CFO, gave an update on Alfa Laval’s financial goals and benchmark values. Regarding return on capital employed (ROCE) the new goal is set at 20 percent – at least for the medium term. This is a change from the previous level of 25 percent, reflecting the very substantial step-up and goodwill values added by the two major acquisitions Alfa Laval has carried out in recent years. The estimate for amortization of step-up is approximately SEK 900 million for 2014 and SEK 1,050 million for 2015, then gradually declining – everything the same. Moving over to the financial benchmark values, he announced that one is about to be replaced. “We are moving away from net debt/equity to net debt/EBITDA, when it comes to our target for the capital structure”, Thomas Thuresson said. “We do this as we believe net debt/EBITDA is more relevant.” The target is set at 2.0. “Given where we are after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS, the target of 2 means that we will focus on de-leveraging - at least in the short term.” About Alfa LavalAlfa 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, 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, some 17 500 employees. For more information contact:Peter Torstensson                                                                                                      Senior Vice President, Communications                   Alfa Laval                                                                                                                                           Tel: + 46 46 36 72 31                                                                                     Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31                                                                               Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

RoseRoss Announces the Launch of Luxury Estate & Vintage Jewelry Collection

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - November 25, 2014 - RoseRoss today announces the launch of their Estate & Vintage Collection, which is the first upscale, exclusive line of pieces that have been created and purveyed throughout the world. Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, the RoseRoss Luxury Estate & Vintage Collection is comprised of exquisite necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and more, and is now available at RoseRoss fuses fashion with fine Estate & Vintage pieces and updates classic silhouettes with genuine, curated stones, capturing an intricate and timeless look at well below prices normally found in jewelry stores and other Estate & Vintage outlets. Furthermore, a portion of all sales will go to benefit Raphael House (, assisting the homeless in the Bay Area. RoseRoss’ Estate & Vintage Collection includes pieces from the most influential luxury brands that have been collected and curated from around the world by Claudia Castillo Ross and Tiffany Rose Cummins. From some of the largest brands, Cartier, Bulgari to Hidalgo, each piece has been intimately chosen for the RoseRoss Collection. Whether on the red carpet, at a special event or at home, the RoseRoss Collection is meant for the buyer to wear their pieces for years to come. “RoseRoss takes what has been collected and showcases the luxury brands into special Estate & Vintage pieces that have a unique history in each and every one,” said co-founder Claudia Castillo Ross. Tiffany Rose Cummins added, “I am so thrilled that we can offer this breathtaking RoseRoss Collection to our customers while giving back to a very worthy cause.”   ABOUT ROSEROSS: Tiffany Rose Cummins and Claudia Castillo Ross have been collectors of fine jewelry for over four decades combined. They have found a passion in finding Vintage pieces that tell a story and have distinctive history. Each has travelled the globe and hand selected their most treasured items to build personal collections they love. After years of collecting some of the finest luxury pieces, they realized that there was a need to curate and showcase them as newfound treasures. Having worked with the most influential luxury brands for many years, the founders of RoseRoss have developed an expert eye and an uncanny ability to uncover some of the world’s best collections to become the leading purveyor of finer things. Drawing from their extensive past and present travels, RoseRoss presents a curated Collection of the world’s most coveted Estate & Vintage jewelry for collecting and enjoyment. For more Information, please visit   ###   Media Contact: David McDonald RoseRoss 213.215.9269  (

BeatWoven® Launches a Bespoke Luxury Woven Collection for Harrods, Translated from Classic British Pop

Introducing BeatWoven®– a multi-award-winning label which is striking a unique chord in the prestige interior design market. The pioneering range of woven luxe fabric uses technology to visualise intangible audio patterns created by popular music, fusing them with traditional woven patterns. The first collection, DreaMelody: Patterns in Play is now available at the iconic Harrods, and each exquisitely crafted piece is set to create an impact this festive season as cultured fashionistas search for the perfect magical gift. The DreaMelody collection ( is a quintessential British range, capturing the essence of magic and fantasy through the use of classic pop songs by the UK’s finest musicians. From ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ by The Beatles to ‘A Kinda Magic’ by rockers Queen, the beautiful range sees these timeless songs transposed into four luxurious textile pieces and art cushions. BeatWoven was born in 2008, when founder Nadia-Anne Ricketts began to explore the link between the language of woven textiles and sound. The result was its Fabrics of Sound range, which through innovative technology reveals patterns rooted in music. Designed by Nadia-Anne Ricketts, her approach blurred the boundaries between aesthetics and audio, opening a whole new dimension in music. To create the fabrics, songs are played through the bespoke BeatWoven technology in order to translate the audio into digital patterns. The design team then study and edit the pattern to ensure its artistic integrity – some of the patterns are left completely untouched, while some have their most aesthetically pleasing elements carved out then repeated, flipped, looped or mixed to create a sublime graphic tribute to a much-loved piece of music. Woven on a silk warp at the last remaining English silk weaving mill, each fabric features an abundance of luxury pure silver metallised yarns, and is finished with a cashmere treatment to give them an extra special handle. Designer and creator Nadia hopes that the pioneering collection will show that weaving is not a lost art, and can still be used to create cutting-edge pieces. Nadia says, “I want to show that weaving can be fun, sassy and sexy – it’s not all about tartan mustard tweeds. Weaving is a timeless craft with an abundance of heritage and skill, and BeatWoven fuses it with modern technology to create a truly unique story that places weaving on the frontline of forward-thinking design.” She adds, “Using classic British songs about magic and fantasy, BeatWoven aims to create mystical, dreamy textiles that are perfect for the home, and would make wonderful gifts for music or art lovers this Christmas season.” The collection offers fabric by the metre, so the creatively inclined can work their own magic on the textiles; whether they wish to upholster furniture or make wall panels, the DreaMelody collection makes for a wonderful piece of conversational art. The cushions are available in a variety of colours and sizes so that it’s easy to choose the piece that will work in perfect harmony with an existing interior. For more information about BeatWoven and the DreaMelody collection, or designer Nadia-Anne Ricketts, please visit the website:  and watch the video: Contact


A teleconference will be held for analysts, the media and investors on the same day at 09:15 am (CET). The report will be presented by Scott Myers, CEO and Marshall Woodworth, CFO. The presentation will be held in English. After the presentation there will be an Q&A session via the teleconference. For participation via the teleconference please call in five minutes prior to the specified time to ensure a punctual start to the meeting. Call in at: +46 8 519 99 356 (Sweden) +44 20 319 40 554 (UK) +1 8 552 692 607 (US) The presentation will also be available ondemand at For more information about Aerocrine: Scott Myers, Chief Executive Officer, Aerocrine AB, Phone: +1 970 368 0336 Marshall Woodworth, Chief Financial Officer, Aerocrine AB: +1 919 749 8748 or +46 709 695 219 Or visit About Aerocrine Aerocrine AB is a medical products company focused on the improved management and care of patients with inflammatory airway diseases. As the pioneer and leader in technology to monitor and manage airway inflammation, Aerocrine markets NIOX MINO® and NIOX VERO®. Both products enable fast and reliable management of airway inflammation and may therefore play a critical role in more effective diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with inflammatory airway diseases such as asthma. Aerocrine is based in Sweden with subsidiaries in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. Aerocrine shares were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange in 2007.

KappAhl expands Shop Online

KappAhl's e-commerce activity has seen extremely good development in terms of turnover since it began in 2011. The fashion chain closely follows the customers’ consumption patterns.      "Customers are increasingly preparing their purchases on the Internet now. This requires more of KappAhl in terms of presence and a clear concept", says KappAhl's Vice President Marketing Joakim Holmstrand. The keywords in the development of the new site have been 'easy to shop', '24 hours a day' and 'more inspiration'. It has also been important to create effective, secure solutions. Improvements have included new search opportunities and better payment and freight options. And not least a modern and responsive design, which means that the layout adapts and is easy to read regardless of whether the customer uses a computer, mobile telephone or tablet.     "The new site facilitates an entirely new speed of response and hit rate for the business", says Joakim Holmstrand. "For the customer, everything must hang together. She should always recognise the shopping experience, whether she is using Shop Online or is visiting a store." Efforts to reinforce the relationship with KappAhl's many loyal customers will continue as early as next year.     "We shall be where our customers are, when it suits them. We see opportunities to expand our Shop Online to more markets. Next will be Poland, during the first six months of 2015", concludes Johan Åberg. KappAhl's new website can be found at

Storebrand ASA: Capital Markets Day 2014

Storebrand will today host a capital markets day in London. All presentations are attached to this announcement, and can also be found on Storebrand`s web site The key take aways from today's presentations are: · Storebrand continue to grow the business within long term savings and insurance · Storebrand reports for the first time an economic Solvency II calculation. The Solvency II ratio are estimated to be 125 per cent as of Q3 2014, and is expected to be between 125 per cent and 150 per cent at the time of implementation of Solvency II in 2016 · Storebrand will deliver on the communicated cost targets for 2014, and will report a cost/income ratio going forward The Board of Directors in Storebrand ASA confirms the dividend policy. Financial targets are updated with a new Solvency II target of minimum 130 per cent. Given the short time period before finalization of Solvency II regulations, the low interest rate environment and the continued reserve strengthening for longevity, it is unlikely that the Board of Directors will propose a dividend for 2014 Webcast from today's presentations will be available throughout the day on from 10:00 CET. Lysaker, 26 November 2014 Contacts: Head of Investor Relations Trond Finn Eriksen: Mobile (+47) 99 16 41 35 Finance Director Sigbjørn Birkeland: Mobile (+47) 93 48 08 93 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)

Volvo to renew Climate Savers partnership with WWF

“Our commitment to WWF will generate concrete progress, and demonstrates that we are serious about our emission reduction efforts that harmonize with our vision of sustainable and zero emission transportation in the future. Climate Savers imposes very high demand on the Volvo Group, and we are proud to be able to continue the cooperation,” says Volvo President and CEO, Olof Persson. In 2010, the Volvo Group was the first producer of heavy trucks and vehicles in the world to join the WWF program Climate Savers. Climate Savers involves multi-national companies in the fight to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. The companies included in Climate Savers pledge to reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions pursuant to an agreement between the company, WWF and independent technical experts. The Volvo Group is still the only automotive manufacturer that is a member of Climate Savers and the unique strategic cooperation will now increase. In addition to a promise to reduce emissions from vehicles and production during the 2015 to 2020 period, Volvo will implement a number of activities aimed at accelerating the development toward lower and ultimately zero carbon emissions throughout the transport and construction sector. The commitment includes: · A cumulative reduction of emissions from products and production by at least 40 Million tons of CO2 by 2020 compared with 2013. · Developing a truck prototype with substantially lower fuel consumption compared with a corresponding truck today. · Volvo CE will develop and demonstrate technologies with considerable efficiency improvements. Volvo CE estimates the new prototypes to be at least 30% better than a standard 2013 year model. · Starting up a so-called City Mobility concept in at least five cities. City Mobility is the collective term for an offering in which Volvo Buses collaborates with cities and regions to find the best and most energy-efficient public transport solution. One example is to plan for the infrastructure required for electric city buses. · Encourage and help ten selected suppliers to improve energy efficiency. · Hosting the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) that aims to create a dialogue with construction industry representatives, academia and politicians, as well as providing funding for new research and share existing knowledge and resources to help the industry make a difference for generations to come. "The transport sector has a very large impact on the climate. As part of a broader strategy to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, voluntary initiatives from businesses are very important. The Volvo Group’s commitments are a good example of how the transport sector can and should bring down its emissions across the value chain, with potential to change the future of transportation and construction. I welcome Volvo’s commitment and encourage them to continue progressing towards ever more ambitious targets, and I hope their efforts will also encourage others to follow suit,” says Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International. The Volvo Group will launch the renewed cooperation with WWF during a press conference at the Group’s Sustainability Forum on November 26. Reporters who wish to attend the press conference are welcome to Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutsonsgatan 2, Stockholm, at 14.15 pm. #VolvoForum November 26, 2014 Journalists who would like further information, please contact: Karin Wik, Volvo Group, tel +46 765 53 10 20 Marie von Zeipel, WWF, tel +46 706 29 10 77 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

The Montessori School Community Amsterdam chooses EMC VSPEX for Microsoft Hyper-V from Proact

The total solution consists of two EMC VNX systems, including Cisco network components and Hyper-V virtualisation from Microsoft.  The new pre-validated, standardised platform, which is fully compatible, perfectly meets the requirements of MSA in terms of availability, scalability and flexibility. Sigrid Leemans, Head of ICT MSA: “We have chosen Proact due to their proven expertise in, and their cooperation with leading players such as EMC and Cisco. Proact therefore always has access to the latest technologies. We are thereby enhancing the IT infrastructure that can support our organisation in providing education for our students.” “The demand for converged data centre infrastructure solutions is also increasing in the public segment. Here also, they are looking for more efficiency and effectiveness in the data centre. The selected EMC VSPEX solution ensures that the Montessori Scholengemeenschap Amsterdam Foundation will have a scalable and flexible platform available that is suitable for the various applications and many thousands of users. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration, says Lucas den Os, Managing Director of Proact Netherlands.” Montessori Scholengemeenschap Amsterdam Foundation The MSA is a group of schools for secondary Montessori education in Amsterdam, with a long tradition in the maintenance and development of high-quality secondary Montessori education. At the moment, the school community consists of four schools that are unique in their educational approach, based on a common Montessori vision. Each school operates fully autonomously based on its own tradition and identity. Through its own educational services, each school stands out as a leading and vibrant school, where both students and teachers feel at home, day after day. The MSA provides education for the following Dutch forms of education:vwo, gymnasium, athenaeum, havo, mavo and vmbo.

Transcom’s re-domiciliation to Sweden completed; 1:50 reverse split to follow

Stockholm, 26 November 2014 THE RE-DOMICILIATION In accordance with the previously communicated timetable, final registration of Transcom’s re-domiciliation and merger between Transcom WorldWide S.A. and Transcom WorldWide AB (publ) (the "Company") was effected today by the Swedish Companies Registration Office (the "SCRO"). This final registration by the SCRO has, among others, the following effects: · As previously announced, the first day of trading in the ordinary shares of the Company on Nasdaq Stockholm will be 28 November 2014. The shares will be traded under the ticker "TWW" and with the ISIN number SE0006055257. · Transcom WorldWide S.A. has been dissolved and all of its assets and liabilities have been transferred to the Company, the new parent of the Transcom Group.   · 1,301,581,530 new ordinary shares have been issued by the Company in accordance with the merger plan, meaning that the Company thereafter has 1,302,860,600 outstanding ordinary shares in total, of which 1,383,551 are treasury shares held by the Company itself. · The ordinary shares issued as merger consideration are expected to be registered on the VP-accounts of the shareholders on 28 November 2014. · Cash payments following the sale by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken of fractions of shares, as set out in the merger plan and the merger prospectus, are expected to be made to the recipients on 3 December 2014. As referred to in the merger plan, the Company will assume the obligations to participants under existing long-term incentive plans. Therefore, in connection with the completion of the merger, the Company has passed resolutions to secure its ability to meet these incentive plan obligations. This includes resolving to issue 649,372 class C shares and to re-purchase these same shares for delivery to long-term incentive plan participants.   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 THE 1:50 REVERSE SPLIT As previously announced, Transcom has resolved to execute a 1:50 reverse split of the ordinary share of the Company following the re-domiciliation. The Company intends to execute the reverse split during the period 10-12 December 2014. Please find further information on the reverse split below. General The purpose of the reverse split is to achieve an appropriate number of shares listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Through the reverse split, 50 existing ordinary shares will become one (1) new ordinary share. For those shareholders who, on the record date (12 December 2014), do not hold an amount of shares that corresponds to a whole number of new shares following completion of the reverse split, ownership of the excess shares will pass from such shareholders to the Company on the record date, in accordance with Chapter 4, Section 50 of the Companies Act. Such excess shares will then be sold by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and the proceeds will be distributed to the shareholders entitled thereto. For shareholders holding fewer than 50 shares, the execution of the reverse split means that all their shares will be sold as excess shares. The reverse share split will reduce the total number of ordinary shares in the Company from 1,302,860,600 to 26,057,212, and the quota value of each share will be increased from EUR 0.043 to EUR 2.15. Except for the increased quota value, each new consolidated share will carry the same rights as the shares prior to the reverse split. Following registration of the resolutions referred to above to secure the Company's ability to meet its obligations under its long-term incentive plans, the quota value per ordinary share will be changed to EUR 2.10 per share. Shareholders are not required to take any measures in connection with the reverse share split. However, to avoid selling excess shares, the number of shares on the record date shall be evenly divisible by 50. The last trading day to obtain a number of shares that is evenly divisible by 50 is 10 December 2014. Reverse split time table 10 December 2014 - Last day of trading in the Company's shares before the reverse share split. 11 December 2014 - First day of trading in the Company's shares after the reverse share split (now under a new ISIN number, SE0006168316.) 12 December 2014 - Record date for the reverse share split; the excess shares pass to the Company. 15 December 2014 - The new number of shares are booked onto the shareholder's VP-account. 23 December 2014 - Payment of proceeds from sales of excess shares. Shares registered with nominees For shareholders in the Company whose shares are registered in the name of a nominee, the shareholding after the reverse share split as well as any payment of proceeds from the sale of excess shares will be managed in accordance with each nominee’s procedures. The Company recommends shareholders to contact their nominee in case of questions on such nominee procedures. Tax considerations in Sweden The reverse split of shares does not give rise to any taxation since it merely implies that the aggregate quota value of the shares is allocated to fewer shares. The aggregate tax basis for all shares before the reverse share split will therefore be the same after the reverse share split. However, the average tax basis per share will be different. A sale of excess shares is taxable and also affects the aggregated average tax basis. Upon such a disposal of excess shares by means of transfer of the title to the shares to the Company and the subsequent sale at the Company’s expense, a capital gains taxation is triggered. A capital gain or capital loss respectively, is calculated as the difference between the sales proceeds and the average tax basis of the shares sold. The standard method is applicable. “I am very pleased that we have now finalized the re-domiciliation to Sweden, given the benefits for the Group and its shareholders. We have aligned Transcom’s legal domicile with the domicile of its owners, as the majority of the company’s shareholders are Swedish. General meetings of the shareholders will now be held in Sweden rather than in Luxembourg, facilitating shareholder participation. In addition, Transcom is no longer bound by dual legal systems, which will lower costs and simplify the execution of corporate actions. We now also have a listing structure that is simpler and less costly, as we have abandoned the SDR system. Transcom’s ordinary shares are now directly admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm. Finally, we have established one single class of listed shares, offering the potential of increased liquidity. “While this re-domiciliation is a major change from the corporate governance and capital markets perspectives, it is business as usual from a business operations viewpoint. The new Swedish parent company of the Transcom Group (Transcom WorldWide AB) has taken over all assets and liabilities of Transcom WorldWide S.A. As always, we remain committed to delivering excellent service to our clients’ customers in a reliable, consistent and cost-effective way”, commented Johan Eriksson, Transcom’s President and CEO. -------------------- Transcom WorldWide AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 26 November at 10:10 AM CET. 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

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Diamond Bar, CA

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 series on Sunday, November 30th, 2014. The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Players attending* include two-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion Blue Moon Odom and 1983 first round draft pick Rob Nelson, as well as Mike Burns, Paul Jaeckel, Phil Ouelette, Jeff Patterson, Jay Pettibone, Dennis Powell, Erasmo Ramirez and Ron Tompkins. These ten players combine for 39 years and 790 games in Major League Baseball. The clinic will take place at Heritage Park, running from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., located at 2900 S. Brea Canyon Road, Diamond Bar, CA 91765. 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. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians 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. ###

Mindmancer and Responda 113 signs partnership agreement

– The agreement with 113 is a direct result from our partnership work during the last year. 113 will be handling alarms for Finnish partner Turvatiimi. The partnership also opens possibilities to deliver alarm services to countries in Europe where 113 and Mindmancer could grow together, says Richard Radomski, Partner manager at Mindmancer AB. – We are very enthusiastic about the Mindmancer technology, which enables visual real time alarm monitoring and immediate preventive actions. The service is available twenty-four hours a day without being dependent on the location of monitored subjects or areas, says Petri Kokkonen, CEO at Responda 113. This service is cost efficient and absolutely perfect for building sites security, large areas that need high security, and public areas such as schools and churches. Responda 113 Responda 113 offers around the clock control room, camera surveillance, alarm receiving center and command center services for both the private and public sectors. 113 utilizes the latest technology based on the Insta Response system produced by Insta Defsec. Responda 113 offers monitoring services against cyber threats and machine monitoring globally. The customer service center of 113 is at your service round-the-clock, every day of the year, all over the world. To learn more, visit For further information: Responda 113 Petri Kokkonen,Phone: +358 500 481 818E-mail: ( Mindmancer ABJohnny Berlic, CEOPhone: +46 31 789 40 01E-mail:

Kickstarter Campaign Offers Revolutionary Tea and Coffee Press with GROUNDSAWAY Cleaning System

Coffee addicts up and down the country understand the frustration and inconvenience of having to clean dregs and residue from used cafetieres. Degono ( has launched a Kickstarter campaign to put an end to the repeated cleaning of cups and mugs with its groundbreaking tea and coffee press designed to prevent coffee grounds and tea leaves from contaminating hot drinks. The ultra-chic cleaning system makes removal of coffee grounds easy, utilising the innovative GROUNDSAWAY cleaning system. As the first model of its type to do so, the system makes use of a second filter that nestles at the bottom of the jug trapping stray grounds for effortless removal. Degono teamed its radical concept with one of the UK’s leading product design companies to rectify existing issues in the cafetieres market such as poorly positioned handles and malfunctioning filters. The finished prototype has refined the process and makes use of many integral features including a soft-grip handle, knuckle protection, dual filters, heat protecting pedestal and anti-spin ridges. The piece de resistance of the prototype is the GROUNDSAWAY mechanism ( which separates the grounds from the brew. The innovative grab and release device enables the filter to separate from the cafetiere. Users can then empty the cafetiere in one carefree motion, using a push button to release dregs into the garbage. Utilising a super-fine mesh system, grit is retained whilst a fresh cuppa is free to drain through, and the silicone seals prevent grounds from leeching into beverages. James Thain, Sales & Marketing Director said, “We are a nation of tea and coffee lovers and most of us have several a day. It’s frustrating having to constantly clean cafetieres to get your brew just right and prevent it being contaminated with grounds. That’s why we honed in on what makes a cafetiere work. We conducted a lot of research into what people wanted and how to make it a reality. Our goal is to reach £27k by December 13thso that we can make the Degono tea and coffee press a reality in everyday lives.” With 17 days to go and 51 backers at present, the campaign requires a further push to drive it home. Modern, stylish and utterly effective, the Degono tea and coffee press is the ideal instalment in the home or office of any tea or coffee connoisseur looking to make the perfect cuppa. To find out more about the tea or coffee press or to support the Kickstarter campaign visit: Or visit the official Degono website at:

Skanska sells office project in Bucharest, Romania, for EUR 44 M, about SEK 400 M

Skanska Property Romania sells its first office development project in Romania. The new owner of Green Court Bucharest A – the first building of the three-building office complex in Bucharest – will be Globalworth Real Estate Investments LTD, the real estate investment company listed on the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange. The value of the transaction totals EUR 44 M, about SEK 400 M. The sale will be recorded by Skanska Commercial Development Europe in the fourth quarter 2014 and transfer of the property is scheduled for the second quarter 2015. Green Court Bucharest is the first project developed by Skanska Property Romania in Bucharest, and on the Romanian market. The total leasable area of this A class office complex, comprising three buildings, is about 52,000 square meters. The sold building offers approximately 19,500 square meters of leasable area. It was completed in the fourth quarter 2014 and is already 91 percent leased, attracting top brands tenants such as Orange Romania and Schneider Electric Romania. The property will be delivered fully leased upon closing.   The building is LEED Gold precertified. Skanska Commercial Development Europe initiates and develops property projects in office and commercial buildings. The company’s operations are concentrated in metropolitan areas in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Poland and are conducted in four local units: Skanska Property Czech Republic, Skanska Property Hungary, Skanska Property Romania and Skanska Property Poland.

NMG: 9 month interim report for the period January – September 2014 - Nickel Mountain Group (publ) AB

Highlights during the 3rd quarter 2014 · A Norwegian new main owner, Strata Marine & Offshore AS, on August 29th acquired a 28.9% interest in NMG from Altro Invest AB. · The new main owner in September called for an EGM, which took place after the end of the report period in October. · The net result after tax for the 9-month period January – September 2014 amounted to MSEK –11.8 (MSEK –90.0). This corresponds to earnings per share (EPS) of SEK –0.55 (SEK –0.50). The EPS figure for 9 m 2013 is before a reversed share split 10:1 conducted in end of December 2013. The sale of former subsidiary IGE Diamond in June 2014 has positively affected the net result for the report period by approximately MSEK +2. · The total comprehensive loss for the first nine months of 2014 was MSEK –12.9 (MSEK –96.1). · The net result after tax for the July – September quarter of 2014 amounted to MSEK –1.6 (MSEK –4.3). This corresponds to earnings per share (EPS) of SEK –0.07 (SEK –0.02). · The total comprehensive loss for the 3rd quarter of 2014 was MSEK –1.6 (MSEK -2.6). Events after the end of the report period · NMG called for an EGM on September 10, which took place on October 10, 2014. A new Board of Directors was appointed and a fully underwritten rights issue was approved. · The rights issue amounted to some 68 million NOK, and the terms of the issue were 3 new shares for 1 existing share on the record date. Issue price was 1 NOK/share. · The subscription period lasted between October 23 and November 6. All the new shares were subscribed. The guarantee consortium that had underwritten the rights issue picked up some 12% of the issued shares. · During autumn 2014 the first statements of defence from the defendants in the civil court case initiated by NMG against its former board members have been received. The ruling by the Stockholm District Court is expected not earlier than towards year end 2015, maybe not until 2016. · The financial and liquidity situation of the group is following the completed rights issue for the first time in some 20 months satisfactory. · On October 20, the Supreme Administrate Court issued a positive ruling from NMG’s point of view in terms of the granted exploitation permits. An EGM of NMG will be convened on December 17, 2014 where it is being proposed to elect PricewaterhouseCoopers as new auditor of the parent company and of the group. (Complete report enclosed for the third quarter 2014)

Recipharm acquires Flamel Technologies facility and extend development services in France

Highlights · The purchase price for the assets is €10.6m plus working capital. · In a separate transaction, Recipharm will also make an investment of €10.5m in newly issued Flamel Shares which corresponds to approximately 2.3% of Flamel shares. · Recipharm and Flamel have entered into a long term service agreement. · Recipharm will assume several new development and manufacturing contracts and relationships.  · Recipharm will assume a contract from Flamel which will generate an ongoing royalty income. · Recipharm and Flamel have agreed to negotiate a contract with the intention of further enhancing the economic benefits to both companies whereby Recipharm will  incorporate Flamel’s drug delivery technologies  into its contract development business. · Recipharm has an option to negotiate with Flamel for the European rights to any product that Flamel plans to license for sale in the European market. · Recipharm’s European development reach and capabilities will be enhanced by the transaction providing easier access especially for French customers. · The deal adds new technical capabilities for spray granulation and spray coating. · Accretive to profit and EPS. · Closing is expected before the end of 2014. Speaking about the transaction, Thomas Eldered, CEO of Recipharm said “I am delighted that we are now entering into a strategic partnership with Flamel and taking over a first class development and manufacturing facility in France. Development services is in many respects a ‘local’ business so having another centre in addition to Sweden should allow us to increase this aspect of our business. Our investment into Flamel is also particularly exciting given the clear strategy that they are pursuing. The commitment we are both showing towards each other is a clear demonstration of the bright future we see for this relationship. We are looking forward to supporting Flamel to fulfill their ambitions to develop and manufacture new products based on their proprietary technology”. Mike Anderson, CEO of Flamel added “Flamel’s primary objective is the development of products using the company’s proprietary drug delivery platforms.  The sale of the Pessac facility frees us from the time-consuming task of running a contract development manufacturing facility,” He added “This sale allows us to continue development of our proprietary products using our current drug delivery technologies at the Pessac facility and the option to utilize Recipharm’s commercial manufacturing capabilities elsewhere. Given Recipharm’s expertise, the investment in Flamel’s stock is a welcome endorsement of Flamel’s anticipated success moving forward.” About PessacThe Pessac facility is located in Bordeaux, France. It is a modern, fully compliant GMP (FDA and ANSM-approved) facility for the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and has around 115 employees. The facility manufactures Flamel’s Medusa and Micropump proprietary drug delivery technologies.The facility is 44.000m2 with 9.500m2 development and manufacturing space. It is equipped with amongst other things three spray-coating machines, warehousing, analytical and QC laboratories, equipment for polymer synthesis. Transaction RationaleSignificantly increased scale and reach in pharmaceutical development. · Combined development business will become a major player in the industry. · Provide a strong platform for development sales in France/Southern Europe complementing the Sweden based facility Strategic partnership with Flamel. ·  Long term service agreement for the development  of Flamel products. Important new development and manufacturing contracts assumed with other companies including a royalty income stream. Improved offering. · Adds new technologies for spray granulation and spray coating. · Increases scale and reach of European development business. Transaction termsConsideration and financing. · The transaction purchase price is €10.6m  plus the value of the inventory. · Concurrent investment in Flamel Technologies SA of €10.5 million, corresponding to approximately 2.3% of Flamel shares. · Financing already available  TimetableThe closing of the transaction is expected to be before year end 2014. There are no material conditions to closing. For further information please visit or contact:Thomas Eldered,, +46 8 602 52 10Björn Westberg, CFO,, +46 8 602 46 20 This information is published in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act, the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the regulations of NASDAQ Stockholm. This information was submitted for publication on 27 November, 2014, at 8:30 am CET. About RecipharmRecipharm is a leading CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation) in the pharmaceutical industry based in Sweden employing some 2,100 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material including API and pharmaceutical product development. Recipharm manufactures more than 400 different products to customers ranging from Big Pharma through to smaller research- and development companies. Recipharm’s turnover is approximately SEK 3.2 billion and the Company operates development and manufacturing facilities in Sweden, France, the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal and is headquartered in Jordbro, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. For more information on Recipharm and our services, please visit (http://file///C:/Users/Thomas/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/FZHEQOEB/ Recipharm has retained Ramboult-Legoater and  Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP as advisors in this transaction.  About Flamel TechnologiesFlamel Technologies SA's (NASDAQ: FLML) business model is to blend high-value internally developed products with its leading drug delivery capabilities. The company markets Bloxiverz™ (neostigmine methylsulfate) in the USA and manufactures Micropump-based microparticles under FDA-audited GMP guidelines for Coreg CR® (carvedilol phosphate), marketed in the USA by GlaxoSmithKline. The Company has a proprietary pipeline of niche specialty pharmaceutical products, while its drug delivery platforms are focused on the goal of developing safer, more efficacious formulations of drugs to address unmet medical needs. Its pipeline includes chemical and biological drugs formulated with its Micropump® (and its applications to the development of liquid formulations LiquiTime® and of abuse-deterrent formulations Trigger Lock™) and Medusa™ proprietary drug delivery platforms. Several Medusa-based products have been successfully tested in clinical trials. The Company is headquartered in Lyon, France and has operations in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and manufacturing facilities in Pessac, France. Additional information may be found at

Change in Volvo’s Executive Team

As previously announced, Corporate Communication & Sustainability Affairs is the name of the new Group function comprising both of the previous functions, Corporate Communication and Sustainability & Public Affairs. In conjunction with publication of the report on the third quarter of 2014, it was announced that the Executive Team would be reduced from the current 16 members to 10 as of January 1. Volvo has previously announced that the reduction in the number of members is also to take place through a merger of the three sales and marketing organizations in Group Trucks, by no longer including the Heads of Volvo CE and Volvo Financial Services in the Executive Team as of January 1 and by placing the organization of Corporate Process & IT under the Group’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Following these changes, Volvo Group Executive Team will consist of the following individuals as of January 1, 2015: Olof Persson – President and CEO Joachim Rosenberg – Group Trucks Sales Mikael Bratt – Group Trucks Operations Torbjörn Holmström – Group Trucks Technology Håkan Karlsson – Business Areas (Construction Equipment, Penta, Buses, Governmental Sales) Karin Falk – Corporate Strategy Sofia Frändberg – Corporate Legal & Compliance Jan Gurander – Corporate Finance & Control Kerstin Renard – Corporate Human Resources Henry Sténson – Corporate Communication & Sustainability Affairs November 27, 2014 Journalists who require further information are requested to please contact Kina Wileke, +46 (0)31-323 7229 or +46 (0) 765-537229. For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.