Queen Victoria's childhood home now a hotel - equipped with bespoke Athanor kitchen

Now a five-star luxury hotel and award winning restaurant, Ynyshir Hall is the AA Hotel of the Year in Wales for the last two years running, and its restaurant holds a Michelin Star. With a cornucopia of high quality local ingredients, Ynyshir Hall’s menu showcases Welsh lamb, Welsh Wagyu beef and organic pork, with the kitchen gardens producing fruit, vegetables, herbs and salads for the restaurant, and with the foraging of wild foods providing an extra touch of something special. Ynyshir Hall’s restaurant serves innovative and award winning dishes under the experienced eyes of Head chef, Gareth Ward, who was Sous Chef at the two Michelin Star, Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham, for three years prior to arriving at Ynyshir. Previously, Ward also worked at the one star Hambleton Hall Rutland and Seaham Hall, Durham. Motivation for investment: Ynyshir’s existing kitchen was approaching the end of its lifetime, with increasing inefficiencies and energy consumption. Along with this, as it neared the end of its maintenance cycle and became increasingly cost prohibitive to repair and run, Ynyshir elected to invest in a new specially designed kitchen and suite tailored to the needs of the facility and its staff. The solution would be specified and provided by Grande Cuisine in conjunction with kitchen fit our specialists C&C Catering Equipment of Chester. Challenges identified: Ynyshir Hall is mainly a Victorian property and carries several idiosyncrasies and unique features that where challenging from a planning and design perspective. Varying floor heights, room shapes and using only the footprint of the previous kitchen meant that space considerations needed to be specially considered to maximise the efficiency and workflow of the new kitchen. Solutions: Grande Cuisine’s supplied solution was a unique hybrid of its three core brands, including components and equipment from its bespoke Athanor cook suites, modular CAPIC equipment and Adventys induction technology products. In addition, following guidance from C&C Catering Equipment the client accepted the proposal to extended the kitchen area, as well as the addition of a chef’s dining area, which was subsequently undertaken as part of the overall refurbishment.     The primary suite was supplied with a one-piece top crafted from 3mm stainless steel chrome titanium alloy, which was guaranteed to last the lifetime of the product. Set within this one-piece top are two multi-zoned multi-point induction hobs with variable power controls. Each ranging from 50W to a maximum of 5000W (5kW). A double Plaque Athanor provides the centrepiece, with two separate 4kW heating zones. The Plaque Athanor can be used both as a conventional heating surface - for pots and pans at preparation and mise-en-place or as a direct cooking surface during main service period. Able to reach temperatures of 450 degrees Celsius, the Plaque Athanor is ideal for use with large pans for stock and preparation work, with the added benefit that the cooking plate radiates far less heat than a conventional style gas solid tops. During service, when used as a direct cooking surface, the non-microporous solid steel cooking plate does not absorb oils, butters or flavours, meaning it is ideal for cooking meat, fish and vegetables without cross-contamination of flavours. The Athanor equipment’s reliability and consistent heat management means it provides a quality solution, while also significantly reducing pan traffic, as there is less time and labour being spent on cleaning pans and returning them to the suite during service. Supplied with a set of two removable cast iron searing plates, the Plaque Athanor cook plates can also be used to mark and char-grill produce, when required. A wall mounted CAPIC quick therm hi-light salamander grill was also supplied, and is powered by three ceran radiant heating elements for rapid heating. Reaching 200 degrees Celsius in 20 seconds once activated, this rapid heating means the unit can be switched on as needed, as opposed to being left on constantly radiating heat into the kitchen environment. The salamander can also able to be used at lower settings as a holding or resting surface, or at full power for browning. A final feature of the supplied solution is the three inset twin zone induction hobs manufactured by Adventys. With one located within the kitchen’s specialist pastry section, and the other two in the cold preparation and main service areas. The twin zone 6.4kW induction hobs are flush mounted with the surrounding with granite work tops, and are controlled by a remote touch control panel situated on the front fascia of the stainless steel fabrication within which they sit. Benefits for the customer: Grande Cuisine’s solution to Ynyshir Hall has more than enhanced its capabilities while also reducing its energy consumption and costs, along with reducing its long-term maintenance needs. The kitchen was overdue an upgrade, with the previous kitchen equipment increasingly proving costly and complicated to maintain and keep operating at full capability. The new layout of the kitchen is a huge success and ensures better workflows in the busy areas of the kitchen The supplied units from Grande Cuisine have enabled the kitchen an unprecedented degree of flexibility, with the different components each offering quality, high performance cooking and versatility. Each unit is easy to clean, and therefore, easy to maintain. For more information about Grande Cuisine’s range of products and services, please contact Grande Cuisine directly on 01908 745540, email info@grandecuisine.co.uk  (info@grandecuisine.co.uk%20)or visit the website www.grandecuisine.co.uk

Entrepreneur Derin Cag’s Startup RichTopia Spicing Up Finance World with Fast Growing new Platform

An entrepreneur is shaking up the internet with an online magazine that shines the spotlight on a myriad of contemporary topics, from business, economics, finance and real estate to arts, innovations, reviews and commodities. Founded by Derin Cag, RichTopia Ltd (http://richtopia.com/) has just been officially incorporated and is already enjoying exceptionally fast growth and traffic from across the globe. As well as covering developments in the global financial world RichTopia also explores a handful of niche categories such as retirement advice, female leaders, futuristic investments and African economies. At its core, the diversification of content is designed to enrich the lives of readers, both on a personal and financial level. Cag says, “Rather than settle for long-standing digital publications such as Forbes, WSJ or Business Insider, I’m encouraging business minded browsers to branch out and try a fresh new content source. RichTopia is an enigmatic alternative that is guaranteed to spice up the online experience,.” Site contributors include top leaders and thinkers from around the world. Think Stephen Shapiro, author and advisor to global companies such as NASA, Nike and Microsoft, Kara Goldin, CEO and Founder of Hint Inc., Dr. Suzanne Rosselet, international professor and former Deputy Director of IMD's World Competitiveness Centre and a cornucopia of other professionals. Together they create a dynamic online platform that offers browsers informative and insightful articles, reviews, videos and more. Walt Freese, the CEO of Stonyfield Farm and a former-CEO of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is also a fan, saying “RichTopia... is a breath of fresh and enlightening air in what is so often the formulaic world of journalism." While today Cag is a high flying business man he claims a colourful past. In 2012 he began a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence for possession of a firearm. During his time behind bars he rubbed shoulders with former News of the World editor, Andy Coulson, read almost 300 books and developed a new infatuation with corporate magazines. Upon release he turned his negative experience into a positive launch platform for creating RichTopia.Ingrained with a new appreciation for the need to give back to society, Cag embedded RichTopia with an altruistic conscience. The magazine is underpinned by social enterprise roots that see it provide apprentice, training and work experience opportunities to disadvantaged groups. A percentage of profits are always channelled into charitable causes and in the coming years, RichTopia hopes to become a journalism giant with a community oriented edge. As an individual, Cag is also committed to spearheading social enterprise projects. He personally mentors disadvantaged groups such as the unemployed, single-parent families and ex criminals on subjects such as web/graphic design, social media, start-ups, problem-solving, and more. Like his entrepreneurial predecessors Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, Cag is armed with a vision of building a unique online social enterprise that fosters innovation, creativity and collaboration. RichTopia aims to highlight the human element of the business and finance spheres, while simultaneously making success a reality for every reader.   Cag has already drummed up a buzzing social media following, with over 10,000 LinkedIn connections (https://www.linkedin.com/in/DerinCag/) and 20,000 Twitter followers. To find out more about RichTopia, go to: http://richtopia.com/

Conservation breakthrough- Drones could contribute to saving endangered chimpanzees

A new study has revealed that drones fitted with a standard camera are able to detect chimpanzee nests, saving conservation researchers hours of ground work. Conservationists can now use drones to map chimpanzee distribution frequently in remote areas and detect changes at a much faster rate than with traditional survey methods. They can then detect areas where population levels of the endangered species are low.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN Netherlands) has classed chimpanzees as endangered as their population has been reduced significantly in the past 20 to 30 years.  In order to save them , it is essential to monitor areas where they live. Drones (sometimes also referred to as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) provide the ideal solution as the wild chimpanzees they live in low densities and are very shy towards humans. The drone used in this study is a low-cost and easy-to-use model. The drone can obtain a large number of photos during its 20 minute flight in an area that would take researchers on the ground many hours to cover. Liverpool John Moores University’s Professor Serge Wich, who conducted the study with Alexander van Andel from IUCN Netherlands commented: “The most commonly used method to survey great ape populations is counting nests during ground surveys as they build a new nest each night but these ground surveys do not occur frequently enough with due time and costs involved. “So far, aerial drone surveys have successfully detected nests of orang-utans, but before this study it was unknown if this technology would work for African apes, which often construct their nest lower below the canopy.  This study shows that drones are also a promising tool to assist African ape conservation.” Alexander van Andel added: “The results of this study show that drones can be a new tool to determine faster whether chimpanzees are present in a certain area. In addition the study shows that habitat suitability can be determined by drones by identifying tree species which are important in the chimpanzee diet.” The paper ‘Locating chimpanzee nests and identifying fruiting trees with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ was published in the American Journal for Primatology and is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.22446/abstract The research was conducted by Alexander van Andel from IUCN Netherlands with LJMU’s Professor Serge Wich from the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology. Other co-authors to the study were Professor Christophe Boesch, Dr. Martha Robbins and Dr. Hajlmar Kühl from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Primatology. Further important contributions were made by Dr. Lian Pin Koh from the Environment Institute of University of Adelaide and Joseph Kelly from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Interview contact details: Professor Serge Wich  LJMU School of Natural Sciences and Psychology s.a.wich@ljmu.ac.uk (s.a.wich@ljmu.ac.uk%3cmailto:s.a.wich@ljmu.ac.uk) Sander van Andel, Senior Advisor - Ecosystem Alliance sander.vanandel@iucn.nl 


Monday July 27, 2015 - Panoro Energy ASA ("PEN", OSE ticker code), the independent E&P company with assets in Nigeria and Gabon, is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on the Aje-5 production well on the OML 113 license, offshore Nigeria. The well is being drilled with the Saipem Scarabeo 3 semi-submersible drilling rig. Aje is an offshore field located in the western part of Nigeria in the Dahomey Basin close to the border with Benin. The field is situated in water depths ranging from 100 to 1,000 metres about 24 km from the coast. Panoro Energy holds a 6.502% participating interest in OML 113 (with a 12.1913% revenue interest and 16.255% paying interest in the Aje Field). The Aje Field contains hydrocarbon resources in sandstone reservoirs in three main levels - a Turonian gas condensate reservoir, a Cenomanian oil reservoir and an Albian gas condensate reservoir. The Aje-5 well is being drilled from a seabed location close to Aje-4 in 300 metres water depth.  The well will be drilled as a deviated well targeting a location close to the Aje-2 subsurface location where that well encountered and tested high quality oil-bearing Cenomanian reservoir. Following drilling, the Aje-5 well will be completed as a subsea oil production well. The drilling and completion for Aje-5 is expected to take approximately 70 days. Following this the rig will be used to re-enter the existing Aje-4 well to complete it as a second Cenomanian subsea oil production well. Installation of the production manifold, flowlines, umbilicals and risers will take place in Q4 2015 after which the FPSO vessel the ‘Front Puffin’ will be installed and commissioned. Production is expected to commence by year end 2015 at an initial anticipated production flow rate of approximately 1,100 bopd, net to Panoro from these two wells, in accordance with the first phase of the approved Field Development Plan.


AstraZeneca today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Genzyme to divest Caprelsa® (vandetanib), a rare disease medicine. Caprelsa was granted Orphan Drug Designation by the US FDA in 2005 and is currently available in 28 countries for the treatment of aggressive and symptomatic medullary thyroid carcinoma, with global product sales of $48 million in 2014. Under the terms of the agreement, Genzyme will pay AstraZeneca up to $300 million, including an upfront payment of $165 million to acquire the global rights to sell and develop Caprelsa, and further development and sales milestone payments of up to $135 million. The transaction does not include the transfer of any AstraZeneca employees or facilities. As an asset divestment, upfront receipt and any subsequent payments will be reported in Other Operating Income in the Company's financial statements. Luke Miels, Executive Vice President, Global Product & Portfolio Strategy and Corporate Affairs, AstraZeneca, said: "Caprelsa is a rare disease therapy and the divestment to Genzyme, an expert leader in endocrinology, demonstrates our commitment to ensure patients continue to have access to this medicine while we sharpen our focus on key disease areas." Genzyme's President and CEO, David Meeker, MD, said: "The addition of Caprelsa represents a strong strategic fit for our rare endocrinology portfolio and underscores Genzyme's commitment to addressing unmet needs in the thyroid community. We look forward to bringing our rare disease expertise to appropriate patients with advanced stage thyroid carcinoma." The divestment transaction is subject to closing conditions, including the receipt of antitrust clearance from the US Federal Trade Commission. The transaction is expected to complete in the second half of 2015 and does not impact AstraZeneca's financial guidance for 2015.  About Genzyme, a Sanofi Company  Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. That goal guides and inspires us every day. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represents groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at www.genzyme.com (http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.genzyme.com&esheet=50781645&newsitemid=20140112005046&lan=en-US&anchor=www.genzyme.com&index=3&md5=08b8d266c882ff28dbf4c1caa2bb2513). Genzyme® is a registered trademark of Genzyme Corporation. All rights reserved. About SanofiSanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). About AstraZenecaAstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. For more information please visit: www.astrazeneca.com CONTACTS  MediaEnquiriesEsra UK/Global +44 20 7604 8030Erkal-PalerVanessa UK/Global +44 20 7604 8037RhodesAyesha UK/Global +44 20 7604 8034BharmalJacob Sweden +46 8 553 260 20LundMichele US + 1 302 885 6351Meixell InvestorEnquiriesUKThomas +44 20 7604 8199    +44 7818 524185KudskLarsenEugenia Respiratory, Inflammation +44 20 7604 8233    +44 7884 735627Litz and AutoimmunityNick Cardiovascular and +44 17 6326 3994    +44 7717 618834Stone Metabolic DiseaseKarl Hård Oncology +44 20 7604 8123 +44 7789 654364Craig Infection, Neuroscience and +44 20 7604 8591   +44 7881 615764Marks Gastrointestinal   DiseaseChrister +44 20 7604 8126 +44 7827 836825Gruvris USDial /   +1 301 398 3251 +1 866 381 7277Toll-Free

Q-FREE – ATMS frame agreement in the US - 82 MNOK

With this project Intelight will deliver Advanced Traffic Signal Management and Control Software as well as hardware upgrades for the State’s Signalized Intersections at up to 9,500 locations. The project utilizes the latest available Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) technology in the US including Intelight’s MaxTime (TM) Signal Control Software. The project will also deploy Intelight’s Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) software MaxView® Statewide. The MaxView® system allows the State, City and County agencies within the State to standardize around the same local controller and system control software and be network linked across jurisdictional boundaries Statewide. Under this contract, the Georgia Department of Transportation is investing in the most advanced technology available in the North American traffic signal control market, committing their support for open hardware and software standards, and intends to use their new partnership with Intelight to further develop and enhance Intelight’s innovative platform.  The Contract is open-ended but estimated by the State at NOK 82 million value in the contract’s first year. The first purchase orders under the new project are expected during the fourth quarter of 2015, totaling approximately NOK 20 million.  -This is a showcase project for Intelight, incorporating Intelight’s leading edge technology from the local intersections through a series of networked ITS Management Centers to a State wide solution, comments Intelight’s founder and President, Craig Gardner.  -This is a showcase project for Intelight, incorporating Intelight’s leading edge technology from the local intersections through a series of networked ITS Management Centers to a State wide solution, comments Intelight’s founder and President, Craig Gardner. -We are very pleased to see Intelight succeed as part of Q-Free. This is an important win for us, and it demonstrates the attractiveness of the Intelight technology platform, comments CEO in Q-Free, Thomas Falck. For further information please contact: CEO Thomas Falck, cell +47 468 00 767 CFO Roar Østbø, cell +47 932 45 175 About Q-Free Q-Free is a leading global supplier of products and solutions within Road User Charging and Advanced Transportation Management Systems. The Q-Free Group has approximately 400 employees with offices in 19 countries and presence on all continents. The Q-Free head office is in Trondheim ,Norway. Q-Free is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker QFR. www.q-free.com Twitter: @Q-FreeASA

Cherry-owned Game Lounge acquires leading affiliate in Finland to support further expansion

The acquisition is expected to increase EBITDA figures by more than €600,000 annually, bring in more than 10,000 new depositing customers to Cherry and other operators over three years and quickly increase volumes on current Cherry brands. The acquisition is fully financed by Game Lounge operations and the deal is expected to generate ROI in less than two years. Jonas Cederholm, CEO Game Lounge, commented: “Through this acquisition, Game Lounge continues to further strengthen its position as one of Scandinavia’s leading affiliate network. The domains will contribute positively from day one and we have the capacity to take them over and all of the operations without adding personnel. We see significant potential with the acquisition and it will play an important strategic role for the launch of our next white label in Finland”. Fredrik Burvall, CEO Cherry, commented: "The acquisition of the domains puts Cherry and Game Lounge in a stronger position in the affiliate sector and especially within Finland. We have been very pleased with the performance of Game Lounge so far, and this acquisition will increase volumes at a much lower cost, both for Cherry’s current brands and upcoming white labels. The affiliate market is an important part of the online gaming industry and Cherry continues to strengthen its online business with this acquisition” For further information, please contact: Fredrik Burvall, CEO Cherry AB (PLC), Telephone +46 8-514 969 52, +46 709-279 632, fredrik.burvall@cherry.seJonas Cederholm, CEO Game Lounge Ltd, Telephone +356 991-70 863 jonas@affiliatedream.eu Stockholm, July 27, 2015Fredrik BurvallCEO Cherry AB (PLC) Cherry in brief Cherry is a Swedish gaming company established in 1963 specialized in online casinos and lotteries; (www.cherrycasino.com, www.EuroLotto.com, www.EuroSlots.com, www.SpilleAutomater.com, www.NordicSlots.com,www.NorgesSpill.com, www.SveaCasino.com, www.Sunmaker.com, www.Sunnyplayer.com and www.Kingplayer.com), affiliate business (www.SuomiCasino.com, www.SveaCasino.se and www.NorgeKasino.com etc.) and games development (www.Yggdrasil.com), through subsidiaries in Malta. Cherry is the market leader in casinos in restaurants and nightclubs in Sweden. Cherry employs around 750 people and has more than 2,600 shareholders. The Company's B-shares are listed on AktieTorget. Game Lounge in brief Game Lounge Ltd is a Maltese I-gaming company, focusing on the affiliate market towards Scandinavia via Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The company owns and manages over 300 websites with more than 40 gaming operators as partners, and is growing rapidly. Among the websites operated by the company are www.SveaCasino.se, www.MrBet.se, www.SuomiCasino.com and www.NorgeKasino.com. The company employs 14 persons.


With health and fitness becoming more and more social, Nourish & Exercise wanted to expand on this concept and encourage people to workout with a highly knowledgeable instructor and then socialise over a healthy brunch in an exclusive venue. Laura Kettle, Founder of Nourish & Exercise says: “Many people are discovering new forms of fitness but don’t necessarily have the income to exercise at lots of different studios. Our brunches will allow those individuals to try out high-intensity training, yoga, barre and Pilates in a fantastic local venue with friends and then catch up over brunch. Brunch is the new Saturday night out!” Men and women of all fitness levels and ages are welcome at the events and there will be a variety of fitness experiences to choose from. Nourish & Exercise’s first event will be on Saturday 10th October 2015 at the rooftop members’ only venue of Broadway House (http://www.broadway-london.com) in Fulham and will be hosted by Every Second Counts (http://www.everysecondcounts.co.uk) Brand Ambassador Zoe Shelley (http://www.trainingwithzoe.com). The Pilates Brunch will be a 45-minute Pilates workout followed by a healthy, hearty brunch. “The first event is taking place in October in Fulham and we’re working with fitness clothing company Every Second Counts and Zoe Shelley which is fantastic because her workouts are fun, social and will certainly kick-start your weekend,” says Laura. Prices including brunch start from £35. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nourishandexercise.com -ENDS- Words: 266 Notes for Editors: Background information · Nourish and Exercise was set up in June 2015 by Health & Fitness PR Consultant Laura Kettle, who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 12 years. · Our mission is to provide bespoke fitness brunches that will relax, rejuvenate and revitalise you so you are ready to take on the world. · The first fitness brunch will take place on Saturday 10th October 2015 at Broadway House in Fulham. · Nourish and Exercise ticket prices start from £35 and include 45 minutes of exercise followed by a healthy and nutritious brunch at an exclusive London venue. · Website: www.nourishandexercise.com · Follow Nourish and Exercise on social media: · o   Facebook: www.facebook.com/nourishandexercise · o   Twitter: @NourishExercise · o   Instagram: nourishandexercise

Mansfield PR Agency To Open New Town Centre Office

Mansfield PR agency Dakota Digital will open a brand new town centre office this September after outgrowing its existing premises. The new Dakota HQ will be based on White Hart Street and will also see the agency create two full time new jobs and take on a young apprentice from the local area. Rebecca Appleton, Dakota Digital founder and managing director said, “In the last 12 months we have outgrown our existing office to the point where we’ve had to put additional recruitment plans on hold until we have a larger space. Smith + Co Estate Agents helped us to find incredible new premises in an ideal location in the town centre. The build is ongoing but with a September completion date we’ll be moving in no time!” Currently based at the Mansfield iCentre on Hamilton Way, the move into the town centre means the digital PR experts will be able to put a number of exciting initiatives into action. Top of the list is a recruitment push to fill two account manager vacancies, with at least one position likely to be filled by a local university graduate. The PR firm – which has recently worked with Johnson & Johnson’s Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, Listerine and Regaine brands – will also launch a free PR drop in clinic for local business. Ms Appleton added, “We have a dedicated board room in our new office and plan to use this as the base for a local PR drop in. This will be a free service for local businesses and non profits, who can book a one hour slot with our team of PR, social and marketing experts. We’ll provide strategic and practical assistance for any local organisation needing some pointers on making more of their PR and social media presence. From help setting up social media channels to drafting out a PR, our clinic will be free for all– and a great way for us to give back.” The White Hart Street office building is currently being redeveloped. The new Dakota office occupies the top floor with expansive views of the market square and town centre area. To find out more about Dakota Digital visit www.dakotadigital.co.uk

Parents Spend £10bn on Childcare During School Summer Holidays

Over the summer period parents across the UK are spending more than £10bn over a six week period on childcare. Studio Film School, which provides week long summer holiday clubs across London, is providing a creative alternative to pricey childminders and traditional childcare. According to price comparison and switching site uSwitch, parents are spending on average £1704 every six weeks or £71 a day to fund summer childcare for their little ones. With the average income totalling just £1770 per month after NI and tax, many families face the real possibility of spending an entire month’s income on childcare. This comes before any other activities such as days out, ice creams and activities costing an additional £13bn nationally - or £1000+ for each child. Some children are left with family members over the summer period. 48% of parents have the support of the wider family to help look after children over the summer period. Other popular choices include summer camps (12%), nannies (9%) and activity clubs which are used by 23% of families. By investing in holiday clubs, parents can rest in the knowledge that they are usually saving money, investing in their children’s skills and giving their children memories that will last a lifetime. Studio Film School offers stimulating, fun and friendly workshops for children and young people, with carefully structured activities designed to help develop creative skills and confidence. Those aged 4 – 18 work with highly trained specialist filmmakers to produce their own films which can be shared at home and at red carpet film screenings. The company is urging parents to enrol children at holiday clubs such as these, where kids learn new skills and are given the opportunity to be creative, all for much less than many summer childcare schemes. Dan Farrell, Director of Studio Film School said: “With so many paying through the nose for childcare, parents should be considering other alternatives to the traditional childminder. This new research found that one in three parents feel like they are inconveniencing friends or family while one in five are worried that their child will be bored over the holidays. “Parents get a better deal by booking their children into holiday clubs. With activities like Studio Film School’s summer workshops, parents are put at ease knowing that their children are safe, happy and learning skills that can last them a lifetime.” Summer Film Shoots are taking place on different dates across the summer at Balham, Chelsea, Hampstead and Highgate – check website for dates. Prices start at £208 for the week, with sibling discounts. Some centres also run themed holiday clubs, such as Superhero Film Shoot and Movie Musical Week. For more information visit: www.studiofilmschool.co.uk

Company Announcement No. 83, 2015 - Auction of covered mortgage bonds in Nordea Kredit Realkreditaktieselskab

With the refinancing of Nordea Kredit Realkreditaktieselskab's adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) as of 1 October 2015 an electronic auction will be held in August 2015. The ARMs will be refinanced in covered mortgage bonds (SDRO). Nordea Bank Danmark will conduct the auction. The Auction The auction will be held in the market for mortgage bonds at NASDAQ Copenhagen.                                 The Dutch (hidden call) auction principle will be applied, implying that where bids exceed the cut-off price, the full amount will be allocated at the cut-off price. Bids made at the cut-off price may be allocated on a pro rata basis. There will be no allocation in respect of bids below the cut -off price.Auction period 25 August up to and including 27 August 2015.Amount Final volumes offered and time schedule are expected to be announced in the week 32, 2015.Settlement date       1 October 2015.Participant Bids can be made by anyone with an access to the market for mortgage bonds at NASDAQ Copenhagen. Bids can also be made to Nordea Markets. Contact persons are Bjarne Hammeken phone no. +45 3333 1707 and Kim Petersen phone no. +45 3333 1644.      For more detailed information please contact Nordea Group Funding, Peter Brag phone no.+45 3333 1663 or Juho-Pekka Jääskeläinen phone no. +45 3333 1626. Yours faithfully Nordea Kredit Realkreditaktieselskab

High Quality Scandinavian and Mid-Century Furniture e-commerce site set to launch next week

With Scandi-inspired aesthetics, original designs and unique homewares, the brand new Fern and Grey site throws open its virtual doors for the first time this week. Specialists in Scandinavian and mid-century pieces, the UK-based site ships stock straight from the source, bringing constantly updated and trend-led furniture to homes nationwide. With prices as much as 50% lower than on the high street, the chic design house makes Nordic cool accessible and affordable. From chairs and dining room furniture to cool lines and classic pieces, Fern and Grey is set to be the go-to source for interior mavens with an eye for stylish spaces. Daniel Andersen, Chief Design Officer said, “We're thrilled to be launching our new site this week. Packed with top-quality furniture pieces from dining tables and stools to sidetables, sideboards, media units and bookcases, we’ve carefully curated a collection of must haves that reference the Scandinavian style we’ve come to know and love with unexpected quirks and details thrown in for individuality. Think unusual colour palettes on staple pieces and interesting additions to furniture basics. “Whether you're thinking of redecorating this summer or whether you have big future plans for the interior of your home, you'll find everything you need right here at Fern and Grey.” Good news for those who live in the UK, with 70% of units shipped straight from stock, pieces can arrive in as little as two weeks. The new site is unbeaten in quality and offers a 30-day no questions asked return policy. Anderson added, “Our 30-day returns policy is the perfect way to show customers how confident we are in our products. Shoppers can find the right fit for their home without worrying about wasting money.” Towards the end of summer the luxury furniture brand will also be rolling out a range of stunning sofas and armchairs.  As well as this they will be bringing Scandinavian and Mid-Century charm to bedrooms, releasing specially crafted pieces towards the end of the year. To get your hands on slick and stylish pieces that originate from the Swedes and their Norwegian neighbours visit the brand new site at http:// fernandgrey.com (http://www.fernandgrey.com/) Contact Dakota Digital for Fern and Grey  Contact: Rebecca AppletonEmail: Rebecca@dakotadigital.co.ukTel UK: 01623 428996Tel US: 917-720-3025 # # ENDS # #


Gas Superstore, an iconic symbol of Leicester’s Hinckley Road, is celebrating after cooking up 45 years in business. The electric goods retailer and family-run firm has clocked up the milestone after being opened by founder Ray Fenn (80) in 1969. It has since become the city’s premier destination for home appliances, stocking household names such as Smeg, Bosch, Siemens and Zanussi, with an annual turnover of £12 million. Paul Fenn, Managing Director, comments: “We are proud to have reached this milestone and to still be growing as a family-run business 45 years on. We now employ a team of 50 and have established Gas Superstore as a successful retailer, both in Leicester’s West End, Coalville and online, and continue to develop our product lines and customer base in order to further grow the business.” Gas Superstore started life as a second hand retailer selling a range of domestic goods, including cookers, fridges and washing machines, which were reconditioned by former engineer Ray, who was 34 when he opened the shop. After initially renting a corner shop for his business, Ray slowly purchased a number of units on Hinckley Road as the business grew, creating the now recognisable Gas Superstore showrooms. Paul continues: “As our reputation and product lines grew, and we reached a turnover of £1 million, Ray took the decision to stop selling reconditioned goods in 1995. From this point on we focussed purely on the growing demand for new products, reaching a retail peak of £4 million in the early 2000s.” In the late 1990s Gas Superstore became a member of electrical buying group consumer electronics retailer Euronics, a cooperative partnership made up of independent electrical retailers. The Gas Superstore website was launched in 1998, after the company was taken over by Ray's two sons, Paul and Mark, who have increased the number of stocked product lines to 5,000. Paul adds: “Ray did have reservations about us becoming an online retailer, especially as he had spent so many years building up our reputation in Leicester, but it has enabled the business to expand and take on new challenges. Our focus firmly remains on customer service and it is this that has helped us become such a popular online retailer. “We are still committed to Leicestershire and earlier this year we opened a 30,000 sq ft warehouse and show room in Bardon, near Coalville, creating 20 new jobs and a sales increase of 37%. There aren’t many retailers in the city that have been established as long as we have or that are still expanding, so it’s fantastic for us to reach this point and to still be going strong.” To view the full product range go to www.thegassuperstore.co.uk or www.fires-cookers.co.uk/.

Top 7 Dance Inspired Fitness Workouts

Dance fitness classes are more popular than ever, with thousands of people choosing dancing as their way of keeping fit. Dance fitness crazes come and go but the best thing about them is they welcome all levels – so whether you’re a trained dancer or a complete beginner, a dance fitness class is a fun way to work out. This week, DancingClasses.biz has released its top seven dance workouts. Without doubt the top dance inspired workout class, which is now world famous, is Zumba. The cardio workout with an element of toning fuses many different styles of dance, mainly South American, including salsa, cumbia, merengue, hip hop and reggaeton. It is one of the most popular dance workouts worldwide with an array of merchandise including clothing, DVDs and video games. Lynn Beaumont, Co-Founder of dance school directory DancingClasses.biz said, “Zumba is still incredibly popular because it helps people lose weight and stay fit, but there is also an element of fun involved. The music is lively and creates a club atmosphere. Many dance teachers are also Zumba instructors, and many of the dance schools listed on our site offer classes for all ages.” One dance style which you probably wouldn’t expect to take off as a dance based workout is ballet – however it is about to prove us wrong. Ballet barre classes, which focus on repetitive toning exercises using a barre and light weights, are coming to the UK after being successful in the US and Australia. Some classes also have elements of yoga and pilates to increase flexibility. Next on the list of dance inspired workouts was one of the first to get us moving – Jazzercise. Founded in 1969, the classes use a mix of music and dance styles fusing jazz, hip hop and even kickboxing moves to ensure the dance party burns 800 calories an hour. Belly dance fitness classes take the number four spot, which are growing in momentum and even claim studio space in some of the UK’s biggest chain gyms such as Fitness First. Pole fitness is also a very popular workout which people are starting to take more seriously. Combining gymnastics, acrobatics and pole dancing, pole fitness strengthens and tones the entire body while also improving flexibility and coordination. At number six in the list of top dance inspired workouts, Masala Bhangra offers a combination of low-impact exercises mixed with Bollywood dance moves. Finally at number seven it’s the latest cardio workout – twerking. This infamous booty move is now at the centre of a new “twerkout” but the experts predict this one might be a passing phase. Those running dance inspired workout classes at any venue can add a profile and details of their classes to the nationwide directory DancingClasses.biz. To find out more about DancingClasses.biz visit the website at: http://www.dancingclasses.biz/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/danceclasses Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dramaclasses.biz

KD Smart Chair Giveaway at Ms. Wheelchair America 2016

KD Smart Chair is Giving Away their lightweight electric wheelchair to a contestant at the Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 Pageant on August 1, 2015. MIAMI, FL – KD Smart Chair is excited to announce they will be raffling one of their innovative, lightweight electric wheelchairs at the Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 Pageant on August 1, 2015. A winner will be selected from interested state titleholders in a raffle process that will take place during the week’s festivities. The winner will be announced during the crowning gala and presented with the wheelchair during the MWA pageant. The KD Smart Chair is designed to be the most convenient electric wheelchair on the market today. This FDA cleared mobility device features a durable aluminum alloy frame that can hold passengers weight of up to 265 pounds and can travel up to 15 miles on Lithium-ion batteries. It is compact and folds in seconds. The convenient size makes it easy to travel by car, bus, train and cruise ship. The winner of the raffle will surely get plenty of use out of the KD Smart Chair as she enjoys her future adventures. "We are very excited to be part of Ms. Wheelchair America and give away our power chair to one of the contestants. We hope our chair will provide independence and help move around freely with the lightweight design", says Roland Reznik, CEO of KD Smart Chair.The Ms. Wheelchair America organization focuses on providing an opportunity of achievement for women who are wheelchair users. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America does not focus on physical beauty, instead the competition is based on achievement, advocacy and communication. The Ms. Wheelchair America titleholder has numerous duties that include promoting awareness of the need to eliminate architectural and attitudinal barriers, in addition to assisting with establishing programs in all 50 states by promoting Ms. Wheelchair America. Join KD Smart Chair at the Ms. Wheelchair America 2016 Pageant located in the Des Moines Marriott Downtown at 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 Phone: (515) 245-5500.Visit Ms Wheelchair America's site at: http://www.mswheelchairamerica.org to learn more.

Printdesigns Shows Support for Environmentally Friendly Practices

Display stand supplier Printdesigns has officially made a commitment to increase and promote its greener options and become more sustainable as a company. The move comes as huge companies across the world step up their environmental plans, including Apple as it expands into China. Part of Apple’s plans include a commitment to switch to 100% renewable energy. Staffordshire based Printdesigns is following suit, and have recently completed an overhaul of the workshop’s entire equipment to ensure it has the latest state-of-the-art printing technology which will speed up production, cut energy usage and reduce waste. Mark Thompson, Co-Founder of Printdesigns says, “We think it’s incredibly important for businesses to take responsibility for environmental issues such as climate change, and we want to lead the way for British companies. Going green takes effort and investment, but can we really afford not to invest in our planet? Simple changes such as promoting recycling, turning off all office equipment at the end of the day and using eco-friendly, ethical suppliers can make a big difference.” Printdesigns is one of the only UK portable display companies which handles all aspects of printing and manufacturing in-house. This gives the company full control over the production quality and reduces the risk of unfairly treated workers overseas. It also allows Printdesigns to introduce the necessary sustainable changes to the production process. The new fabric pop up displays are a much greener choice for businesses focusing on CSR. The graphics of the stand are printed onto textiles rather than PVC or other non-recyclable materials, while the results remain effective. The graphics panel on the TEXstyle range can also be folded and stored away and even washed with other fabrics, meaning stands will last much longer, and at the end of life stage it can be recycled. The TEXstyle range is exclusive to Printdesigns, and more and more exhibitors are making the switch to fabric displays. Mark added, ”The textile stands are a far more sustainable choice and we are proud to be the only company in the UK printing and producing these at our warehouse. They look fantastic yet have a much smaller impact on the environment, so we are really going to push these to our customers and hopefully we’ll start a fabric revolution.” To find out more about Printdesigns visit the website at: http://www.printdesigns.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Printdesigns Twitter: https://twitter.com/printdesigns Instagram: https://instagram.com/print_designs2000/

Boss Design announces new product line-up at 100% Design

Boss Design will once again take centre stage at 100% Design and is set to ignite the show with the launch of a series of pioneering new products. Alongside a contemporary and luxurious lounge chair collection, the iconic brand will unveil a new standalone media wall to extend its eminent soft office collection. The award-winning Coza task chair will also make its debut at this flagship event and will be shown alongside the company’s award-winning multi-function flip-top table, Deploy. The new lounge chair collection, Marnie, presents an exciting fusion of elegant design, premium upholstery and attention to detail. Embodying luxury and style, this understated collection features a high and low back arm chair, with its full body and angular back shape lending itself perfectly to versatile upholstery. It is the ideal choice for breakout and reception areas, as well as hospitality lounges. The new media wall boasts the latest in technology, comfort and ergonomics, and is designed to effectively break up large, open plan spaces with exceptional seating and technology combined into one striking place. It is ideally suited for team meetings and collaborative tasks. Commenting on its presence at the show, Brian Murray, Managing Director of The Boss Design Group says: “As we continue to expand and diversify our product portfolio, 100% Design presents the perfect platform to showcase our pioneering developments. “Following our success at NeoCon in Chicago, where we scooped Best of NeoCon Silver Award for our revolutionary task chair, Coza, we are excited to see the reaction of the UK’s leading design event,” he adds. -ENDS- For further information contact: +44 (0) 1384 455570 or visit www.boss-design.com Photocaption: Pictured here; a high back option from the new lounge chair collection, Marnie, that will be unveiled at 100% Design. · Notes to Editor: Established in 1983 and privately owned, The Boss Design Group is the parent company of furniture brands: Boss Design, Komac, Lyndon Design and Unifi. From its manufacturing facility in the West Midlands and with high profile showrooms in the heart of London and Dubai, the Group is today a leading supplier of innovative and quality engineered commercial seating worldwide. All brands within the Group are renowned for their leading-edge design and handcrafted manufacturing expertise. The Group advocates a strong corporate social responsibility policy from initial product design through to end-of-life-management, to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximum social benefits. As a carbon neutral company, the Group is committed to reducing, reusing and recycling materials within all production processes and a unique service allows its furniture to be 100% reused or recycled. PRESS CONTACT: Julie A. Garrido Wentworth PR Tel: 0161 973 6763 Email: julie@wentworthcomms.co.uk

‘Next Top Model’ sponsorship springboards launch of British skincare brand in China

A British skincare firm specialising in nutraceuticals is using its sponsorship of ‘China’s Next Top Model’ as a platform to entry into the lucrative Chinese beauty market. Works with Water has selected the fifth series of the hit reality TV show to launch its daily soluble skincare supplements into the Chinese skincare market, which was worth Rmb 131.4billion in 2014 (according to National Bureau of Statistics in China). The brands, help: clear skin and its male equivalent, help to clear acne and have a skin lightening effect, a feature that is popular amongst the Chinese community. The sponsorship with China’s Next Top Model, which reaches an audience of over 400 million through web streaming channels LeTV and ChongQuingTV coincides with the launch of Works with Water in China. In order to launch its products to the Chinese market, Works with Water is using Royal Mail’s shop front on online retail website TMall. With over 500 million users, TMall is China’s biggest business to consumer platform and allows international retailers of all sizes to directly reach China’s growing consumer market. The Royal Mail shop front is providing Chinese consumers with access to British branded products. The Chinese are now the biggest online consumers of British products outside the UK and the world’s biggest internet user base. Jules Birch, founder of Works with Water Nutraceuticals, comments: “We believe ‘China’s Next Top Model’ is the perfect platform for launching the full range of Works with Water products in China. We already know from the response we have had from the Chinese community in Britain that nutraceuticals are popular with those wanting to prevent bad skin and that people are willing to invest in preventative measures on a regular basis. “As a result, we have selected China as the first location to launch Works with Water internationally. By working with TMall we will be able to reach China’s growing consumer market and our sponsorship of ‘China’s Next Top Model’ is allowing us to reach a large audience during the launch.” The TMall launch of Works with Water is being supported by Chinese marketing and logistics specialists Avenue 51 and support from the Government’s UK Trade and Investment department. Works with Water has provided ‘China’s Next Top Model’ with its help: clear skin and help: clear skin MEN products, which the models have incorporated as part of their daily skin routine to help them look their best for the contest. The programme’s celebrity judges include fashion model and actress Lynn Hung (Xiong Dailin), China’s number one male model Sean Zhang (Zhang Liang), who was the first Chinese model to appear on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week, and Lucia Liu (Liu Lu), prominent fashion stylist and style director for Harper's Bazaar China. The show is being shot in Shanghai and Chongqing, while the season finale is being filmed in London. About help: clear skin from Works with Water Nutraceuticals help: clear skin and help: clear skin MENhave been developed to reduce and improve the appearance of acne, and are rich in lactoferrin, which reduces the development of the bacteria responsible for many skin impurities.  Both products contain the unique PravENAC™ formula rich in Lactoferrin, a bioactive milk protein that has been clinically proven to reduce acne by boosting the body’s natural defences to help eliminate bacteria, reduce sebum as well as inflammation and repair damaged skin cells caused by acne. In addition, PravENAC™ also contains Aloe Vera, which has a smoothing and nourishing effect on skin, and Zinc Gluconate, known to help repair damaged tissues and support the immune system help: clear skin and help: clear skin MEN are available as a 14 day pack (RSP £22.94) and a 28 day pack (RSP £39.95) from www.workswithwater.com

Why a Detox Holiday Could Be a Life Changing Investment

Forget speculating on shares or playing the currency exchange market. Somerset based lifestyle retreat VitalDetox is offering Brits a new form of life changing investment and it’s all about nourishing the mind, body and spirit. Anna Tolson, Director and Founder of Vital Detox Retreats of VitalDetox says, “As well as being a blissfully enjoyable experience we view our programmes as a form of investment in the self.” Feeling as though there’s more to life than what’s currently being experienced is a common sentiment for innumerable Brits. Whether it’s a secret longing to switch careers, a desire to walk away from an unfulfilling relationship or a yearning to develop a deeper understanding of the self, the VitalDetox Coaching and Wellbeing Programme is designed to help guests develop a deeper sense of well-being. The one-on-one sessions with professional life coach Annie Lionnet tap into an individual’s intrinsic desire for change, inspire progressive movement and build decisive steps towards living a healthier, happier and more meaningful life. For those concerned about the physical state of their bodies VitalDetox serves up a cornucopia of fresh, organic foods prepared with love. Raw plant based meals are packed full of enzymes that help the body break down foods and utilise vital nutrients while Juice Fasting Retreats introduce the concept of cleansing the body with apples, greens and root vegetables. The culinary wellness journey is designed to help guests reverse the effects of unhealthy lifestyle choices and develop awareness for the importance of nourishing the body with wholesome produce. The Colon Cleanse is another of the retreat’s physical detoxification programs that highlights the importance of purging the body from the inside out. Designed to tone, hydrate and rejuvenate the colon muscles, colonic hydrotherapy minimises the risk of autointoxication, improves peristaltic action, reduces transit time of faecal matter, fosters better water absorption, prevents mineral/vitamin deficiencies and helps the colon to absorb nutrition more effectively. The therapy can also help with emotional problems as the transverse colon passes through the solar plexus, the area that’s renowned as the body’s emotional centre. When it comes to enriching emotional and spiritual psyches VitalDetox relies on its Yoga and Meditation programmes to help guests find their inner Om. The ancient practices are intended to unify the breath, the mind, the self, the universe and everything in-between. By tuning into the self the practice helps yogis identify areas of rigidity, be it an emotional issue or a physical ailment. It then arms them with the tools to heal, thus creating fulfilment, satisfaction and contentment. It’s the perfect antidote to the rushed, hectic lifestyles that modern Brits lead. Ms Tolson adds, “Yoga and meditation are incredible practices and can work wonders for those with an influx of built up stress and emotions. By giving us a chance to be fully present, aware and alive in ourselves the experience fosters intrinsic happiness that is so hard to find.” To find out more about VitalDetox and how the retreats can serve as life changing investments, visit the website: http://vitaldetox.com/

Finnair signs freighter sharing deal with IAG Cargo to increase connectivity between Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas

Finnair Cargo, a fully owned subsidiary of Finnair, has expanded its network after signing an innovative freighter sharing deal with IAG Cargo. The route will be operated by an A300-600 cargo freighter, which will fly between London and Helsinki. London becomes Finnair's third cargo hub in Europe in addition to Helsinki and Brussels. The creation of the new cargo bridge, which will connect the two carrier's networks, is an important strategic move for Finnair Cargo. It will enable the opening of tens of new destinations in North America in addition to its current routes. Antti Kuusenmäki, VP, Head of Finnair Cargo, commented: "We are happy to announce the opening of our third hub in London, which is continuing the home market expansion we successfully started by establishing the Brussels hub three years ago. This partnership with IAG Cargo offers our customers considerably improved connections between Asia and the UK, and adds tens of new great connections between our Nordic home market, North America and Asia." Steve Gunning, CEO of IAG Cargo, commented: “With Finnair’s excellent reach into Asia and our strength in the Americas, this deal will open up new markets for our customers while supporting the responsible management of capacity on our network.” The freighter, which has a 43 ton capacity, will fly twice a week and provides Finnair with the ability to easily route cargo through London. This deal benefits customers by significantly improving connectivity between Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Finnair Cargo Finnair is the largest Nordic cargo carrier, transporting nearly 150,000 tons of freight and mail annually, with cargo logistics hubs in Helsinki and Brussels as well as an extensive GSA network in over 40 countries. Specialized in air cargo traffic between Europe and Asia, Finnair Cargo connects 15 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe and North America. Cool to care - Finnair Cargo’s Nordic Pharma Chain offers reliable shipping for fragile healthcare products that require temperature controlled transport.

Scurvy scalliwags, sprites and sorcerers - summer on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Forget the Caribbean – if it is pirates that you are looking for this summer, your first stop should be Pickering station on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where the trains are set to be boarded by seafaring scoundrels this summer as part of its season of Story Trains, running every Friday from 7 August to 4 September. “Bringing storybook characters on board our trains makes an already amazing journey through some of the most stunning countryside in Yorkshire even more fun and family friendly,” comments marketing manager, Danielle Ramsey.  “We’re very excited to be having fairies, pirates and Hogwarts alumni joining our dedicated Story Train carriages – summer Fridays will never be the same!” The Story Train departs from Pickering Station each Friday at 10.00am, travelling the line between Pickering and Goathland with stops along the way for mischief and mayhem from the larger-than-life characters.  As the journey starts, so does the themed fun and games, whilst passengers are transported to Goathland – which has itself featured in a wide range of films and TV programmes, from standing in for Hogsmeade in the first Harry Potter film, to Heartbeat, and even in the music video for Holding Back The Years, by Simply Red.  With a break in the journey for lunch – either a picnic or to enjoy delicious fare from the local tavern – travellers return via Levisham for more fun and games, before arriving back in Pickering at 2.40pm. Pirates will be hijacking the train on 7 and 28 August, whilst a much-missed headmaster from Hogwarts will be leading the magical adventure on 14 August.  One of his most famous students will apparate on the train on Friday 4 September, with the final Friday (21 August) seeing fairy magic take over the carriage. “These story trains are fantastically popular, with younger passengers – and occasionally their parents – really getting on board with the theme, so we’re expecting eye patches, cutlasses, fairy wings and wands galore this summer, and we’ll be offering prizes for the best family fancy dress at the end of each journey, with a lucky family winning tickets for a return trip on the railway at a time of their choosing,” adds Danielle. Places on the Story Train are limited, so pre-booking is strongly recommended.  Tickets cost £50 for a family (two adults and up to four children), or £19.00 for adults and £12.00 for children.  For more information, or to book, please visit www.nymr.co.uk ENDS PHOTOGRAPHS:  Images to accompany this story, including pictures of pirates, fairies and Hogwarts pupils can be found by following the links at the bottom of this email or online, for immediate download in hi-res formats, from http://news.cision.com/north-yorkshire-moors-railway For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:    jay@pyperyork.co.uk

Frank Kevane CEO Copper and Brass Sales to Retire; Succeeded by Edward Kurasz

Frank Kevane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Copper and Brass Sales, AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com divisions of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA, Inc. (http://www.tkmna.com/tkmna/index.html) (TKMNA), has announced his retirement, effective Sept. 30. Joining the company is Edward Kurasz, who will become the new President and CEO, effective Oct. 1, 2015. Kurasz joins the company from Atkore International, Harvey, Ill., where he previously served as Vice President and General Manager. “Frank has played an instrumental role in our success during his nearly 35 years with the company. We thank him for his contributions in so many areas and wish him the best in a well-deserved retirement,” TKMNA President and CEO Christian Dohr said in announcing the changes. “Ed’s experience and strong skill set are particularly well-suited for our company and we look forward to continue growing our business and developing our people and services under his leadership.” Kevane began his career with TKMNA’s Copper and Brass Sales division in 1973 at the company’s Dayton, Ohio, location and held a variety of sales positions over subsequent years. He left the company in 1979 and returned in 1987 as General Manager of the Detroit location. Kevane became Vice President of the company’s North East and South East Regions during the 1990s. In 1999, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources and assumed additional responsibilities for information technology as the Chief People and Information Officer in 2001. He was promoted to CEO of Copper and Brass Sales in 2003, assuming management of AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com as well. Prior to joining TKMNA, Kurasz reported to the CEO and managed four business units for Atkore. He previously served as President of the Pipe, Tube and Conduit Group for Atkore and Global Vice President, Pipe and Tube, for Tyco International. Kurasz also served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He will be based in the company’s Southfield, Mich., headquarters. The Copper and Brass Sales division will report to Kurasz effective Oct. 1. The AIN Plastics and OnlineMetals.com divisions will initially report to Dohr after Kurasz assumes his new role. After an interim transition period, the divisions will report to Kurasz going forward.

e-Bible Provides Savvy Solution for Legal Eagles

Fresh from its appearance at Law 2015, the UK’s largest legal services roadshow, Pearl Scan is providing an efficient document storage solution for solicitors, paralegals and anyone working in the legal sector. The e-Bible is an electrical document management system which is set to change the way lawyers, solicitors and legal assistants provide complete sets of documents to the partners, stakeholders, customers and vendors. With so much paperwork passing between partners, associates and clients for each individual case, Pearl Scan’s e-Bible aims to solve the problem of costly printing, postage and wasted time searching for relevant documents. Naveed Ashraf, Managing Director at Pearl Scan said, “We work with many sectors and industries, but because of the nature of the criminal law and legal sector, we decided to create a tailored solution especially for solicitors. Timely tasks such as searching for paperwork and sending it back and forth kills efficiency, and our e-Bible has been designed to eliminate these issues.” The e-Bible is fully customisable for each client, including company logo and branding, and most importantly it is fully searchable and indexed for instant access to relevant documents. The digital system also features electronic date stamping for document authenticity, video capabilities and a contacts folder for important communications. Using the e-Bible has many benefits; firstly as a digital system it saves on storage space and is an eco-friendly option, as documents are only printed as needed.  It also offers remote access from any laptop or PC and shared access, allowing files to be shared with associates and others instantly to save time. Ashraf added, “Absolutely everything can be stored on the secure e-Bible – from witness statements and case summaries to indictments and phone billing data. By being more efficient in handling document management, law firms have the opportunity to increase productivity and make client gains.” To find out more about Pearl Scan and its innovative e-Bible system for the law industry, visit: https://www.pearl-scan.co.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pearl-Scan-Solutions/208624582495681 Twitter: https://twitter.com/pearlscan Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Document-scanning-companyUk/posts

IQTimecard Helps Home Care Providers Bring Younger People Into Care Industry

IQTimecard, one of the country’s leading time and attendance solutions, is helping home care providers bring younger people into the care industry with flexible scheduling tools and efficient payroll integration. The new generation of employees coming through – nicknamed ‘millennials’ – have very different demands of their jobs than older employees, including the ability to work flexible shifts and being trusted enough to work independently. Many in this age group also express the desire to carry out ‘meaningful work’ – which is certainly something that the care industry provides. IQTimecard, with its cutting-edge scheduling tools, and monitoring software which allows employees to operate with minimal supervision, is a great way to introduce younger workers into the care industry. Some care providers that still use outdated clocking-in systems and archaic monitoring methods may have trouble attracting the younger, more tech-savvy demographic – IQTimecard can help these businesses take the step into the twenty-first century. Robin Huxley, Marketing Executive at IQTimecard, says, “The millennials entering the world of work right now have very different demands than their older colleagues. For members of Generation X and even the Baby Boomer era, work was all about the 9-5 workday, with a supervisor on hand monitoring their every movement. Things have moved on slightly now – employees love having the ability to adjust their working hours to be more flexible, which is something that’s simple with IQTimecard’s employee scheduling tools.” Mr Huxley adds, “Millennials also want to feel empowered in their work – they don’t want to feel suffocated by a supervisor. Home care is a fantastic career path for younger employees that want to work independently – and IQTimecard gives their managers the tools to monitor their activity without becoming too overbearing.” Attracting younger people into the care industry is crucial right now, with a staffing crisis looming as the population ages. Employee turnover is incredibly high in this sector, and it’s expected that 40% of the project rise in England’s working age population will need to enter the care profession in order to cater to increased demand for services. For businesses looking to attract bright young employees, and future-proof their business ahead of this crisis, IQTimecard offers the optimum solution. To find out more about IQTimecard and how the intelligent web based workforce management application can help businesses seamlessly transition to the new minimum wage requirements, visit the website at: http://www.iqtimecard.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IQTimecard-Electronic-Call-Monitoring/191019627580473 Twitter: https://twitter.com/IQTimecard

IBA Gomel Park Moves to New Office

On July 22, 2015, IBA Group opened a new office in Gomel, Belarus. The opening ceremony was held in the newly built office of IBA Gomel Park, one of IBA Group's development centers in Belarus and a member of High Tech Park (HTP). IBA Gomel Park is planning to expand its activities in the Gomel region and to increase the volume of outsourcing services. The new production facility of the IBA Group's development center in Gomel is designed for 200 employees and is located next to the current office of the company. The new office features comfortable workplaces equipped at a state–of–the art level, as well as a training center, and meeting and recreation rooms. In addition, the new building includes sports and fitness facilities. Thus, IBA Gomel Park is able to create 200 new jobs and to contribute to the IBA Group's business development. To inaugurate the opening of the new building to the general public, Sergei Levteev, Chairman of the Board of Directors at IBA Group, Igor Khobnya, IBA Gomel Park Director, Valery Tsepkalo, HTP Director, and Pavel Pavlov, Acting Chairman of the Gomel City Executive Committee, held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Representatives of the Gomel Region authorities, IBA Gomel Park customers, Gomel university teachers, and IBA Gomel Park experts were among the honored guests. According to Khobnya, it is possible to increase the number of IT professionals in the new IBA Gomel Park premises from 350 to 550 within a year or two, employing graduates of Gomel universities. He said: “People are the main wealth of any company. The IT sector demonstrates it as no other sector because most of the company's achievements depend entirely on the intellectual potential of its employees. Therefore, it is crucially important to provide them with good working conditions. We spent roughly 3.5 - 4 million US dollars to renovate and equip the new office, trying to create the best possible conditions for our developers”. Commenting on the event, Levteev said: “When in Gomel, I regularly visit production facilities of the IBA Group's development center, observing how the employees work. It was a bit crowded there, but I always admired a friendly, almost family atmosphere in the Gomel team. I hope that the new building will be comfortable to work in and will also contribute to an atmosphere of warmth and coziness. I am confident that the present and future employees of IBA Gomel will find a use for their talents in the company. People must go to work with a feeling of happiness. It is a part of the formula of happiness. The times when the infrastructure of development companies was based on rented premises that were inherited from Soviet times fall into oblivion. Today, the working conditions of developers are similar to those of their Western peers. It is just one more reason to stay in this country and not to go abroad in search of fortune.” After the ceremony, the company management honored the best employees of IBA Group.


Bentley Brushware has introduced a new line of top quality equestrian products that aim to get young riders into good grooming habits. From vivacious purple to vibrant blue, Bentley Brushware has created a full collection of hard wearing, high quality grooming kits for younger riders, equipping them with everything they need to become experienced stable lads and lasses while adding an element of fun. Horse Shoe Purple/Blue Bag Spacious and strong, these colourful kit bags feature a printed horse shoe lining, making them fun and funky. An over the shoulder strap make it easy to transport all of your grooming essentials from home to the stables.  Horse Shoe Bucket Brush The horse shoe print continues with the Bentley bucket brush. This versatile bucket brush is a handy piece of kit that’s perfect for cleaning muddy boots or horses’ hooves. Horse Shoe Sweat Scraper Easy to hold and easy to use, the sweat scraper helps youngsters keep their pony well groomed by removing excess sweat and water.  Horse Shoe Mane & Tail Brush These sturdy mane and tail brushes are ideal for smaller hands. Enabling gentle brushing, these long lasting tools are a must-have in horse care. Horse Shoe Body Brush With straps to fit smaller hands, these body brushes eliminate dirt and dust leaving horses looking professionally groomed. Horse Shoe Flick Brush These colourful and hard wearing bristles flick dust and dirt particles away with ease.  No need to worry about the kids losing this top quality brush, as the vibrant colours make them easy to find. Horse Shoe Dandy Brush Keeping horses fine and dandy with the Bentley dandy brush. Made from stiff bristles to effectively remove any traces of dirt.  Horse Shoe Hoof Pick Designed for removing hard dry dirt from horse hooves, this tough tool is designed to be comfy for little hands while also being incredibly hard wearing.  Horse Shoe Curry Comb Adding a touch of sparkle to the kids Bentley Brush set, the horse shoe curry comb eradicates anything from mud to loose hair. Designed with a smaller strap for younger hands, kids can comfortably glide this brush across the coat of their much-loved pony.  The Patterns collection is priced at £30. The Patterns collection can be purchased online at www.buydirect4u.co.uk.


Total AOC has helped Exeter-based Capital Air Charter put its first jet into charter operations by adding the new type to the firm’s AOC. The Rigby Group-owned business is now able to offer chartering on a new Cessna Citation CJ3, offering greater range and payload over the existing fleet of KingAirs and Chieftains. Total AOC was appointed to handle the type approval after it successfully took Capital Air Charter through the EASA transition last year. Capital Air Charter Managing Director and Chief Pilot Malcolm Humphries says: “After handling our manual rewrites last year, I had every confidence in Total AOC and felt very comfortable with them handling our AOC type approval. That confidence was rewarded because they carried out the amendment work exactly to the timescale we required, enabling us to put our new aircraft into operation as soon as possible.” Capital Air Charter was particularly keen to enlist expert support from Total AOC as this is the first time the company has sought to offer a jet aircraft, and so it was critical all material was completed to the highest standard to ensure smooth approvals from the UK CAA. Humphries says: “The team at Total AOC were phenomenally knowledgeable and hardworking. Approvals were carried out exactly to the timescale required which was perfect for our business. We’ve enjoyed working with Total AOC with whom we’ve established a true partnership way of working. We’ve had great service from them and hope to work with the team again as we continue to grow and expand.” Capital Air Charter provides charter, freight and air ambulance services from Exeter Airport. In operation for 26 years, the company can provide aviation services across Europe, including the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. ends Notes to editor: Total AOC (http://www.totalaoc.com/) is a team of aviation experts who offer a full support service to private and commercial operators. Their services include setting up an AOC, writing manuals, providing training and acting as post holders. Total AOC’s innovative cloud-based software, Centrik, allows clients to enjoy truly paperless AOC management and helps ensure regulatory compliance. For further press information please email James Boley (james.boley@garnettkeeler.com) or Mike Keeler (mike.keeler@garnettkeeler.com) at Garnett Keeler or call 020 8647 4467. TAOC/110/15

Free exhibition by major British artist places Ryedale Folk Museum on the map

Major new works by Francesca Simon, a British artist featuring in national collections and top UK art galleries, will be placing North Yorkshire’s Ryedale Folk Museum on the contemporary art map this summer, as part of a series of exciting – and free – art exhibitions taking place between 25 July and 13 September. In her debut show outside London, the painter and print-maker is displaying her series entitled ‘Navigations’, a tribute to Francesca’s 30-year relationship with the ‘quiet moors of her beloved Yorkshire’, which originally inspired her distinctive style as an artist. Although Francesca now also works in London, where she is represented by Beardsmore Gallery, her new exhibition draws on this early influence, reflecting the North York Moors’ muted and eloquent colours, and its layered topography and archaeology.   “It’s about personal and artistic exploration,” she explains. “The labour of the navvies – the drystone wall grids which break up and punctuate the fields and delineate the moors, provided me with a starting point in becoming an abstract artist. The work I have made especially for this show is an allegory on the subject of navigation, through life and creativity as through the landscape and its gradual changes. The horizon and its familiar landmarks, including dry stone walls and Bronze Age burial mounds; the shadows cast in relation to the time of day; the ancient drovers’ roads – all provide tools for navigation.” Explaining why she chose Ryedale Folk Museum for her first solo show outside the capital, Francesca said, “The North York Moors were important as my original inspiration as an artist, and the Ryedale Folk Museum is a dynamic place with terrific energy and infectious enthusiasm - a special location to be showing my latest paintings.” She added that: “It’s an exciting challenge – those who come to the museum whether locals or summer visitors, are a wider and different mix of people from those who visit my shows in London, and I really look forward to hearing how the work is received here.” This is not the first time that the North York Moors museum has attracted such high-calibre contemporary artists, with previous exhibitions including works from the Tate Collection, and earlier this year Edinburgh’s Gallery TEN. “You only need to step outside the door here to see why the North York Moors have provided inspiration for artists for centuries, and we’re delighted that Francesca will be sharing works which reflect this landscape with our visitors over the summer,” comments Jennifer Smith, director of Ryedale Folk Museum. “It is superb to think that a gallery in the heart of a rural county can attract such outstanding talent, which gives people yet another reason to explore our fantastic region.” The Art Gallery and Museum, which is spread over a six acre site in Hutton-le-Hole, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, is open daily until 30 September from 10.00am to 5.30pm (last entry at 4.30pm) and October to December 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entrance to the Art Gallery is Free. Admission prices to the museum are £7.00 for adults, £6.50 for concessions and £6.00 for children, with a family ticket (two adults and two children) for £22.50. Ticket holders can return to the museum for unlimited visits for a full year from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk or call 01751 417367 ENDS Photographs are available by following the links at the bottom of this email, or from http://news.cision.com/ryedale-folk-museum. Notes to Editors Ryedale Folk Museum is a small, independent museum located in the village of Hutton-le-Hole, in the North York Moors National Park. The museum was created over 40 years ago by local people with a passion for celebrating and protecting their cultural and industrial heritage, and also works with local communities to preserve traditional craft skills that are at risk of being lost to modern progress. The area’s rich heritage, from the Iron Age to the 1960s, is brought to life in over 20 historic buildings reconstructed across the 6-acre site, with regular costumed demonstrations, craft workshops and a lively calendar of nostalgia events, including Tractor Days and Classic Car Rallies. The Museum also hosts regular exhibitions in its Art Gallery promoting the talents of local artists or those inspired by the beauty of the North York Moors landscape. This year’s exhibitions include works by nationally-renowned artists such as painter Francesca Simon, in her first solo exhibition outside of London, and guest curation by Edinburgh’s Gallery 10. For further media information or photographs, please contact: Nicola Bexon or Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:    nicola@pyperyork.co.uk or jay@pyperyork.co.uk

Born teacher leaves husband to fulfil her career dream

No stranger to hard work, Carol-Anne previously studied for her degree with the Open University while managing an equestrian centre and a before and after school club. She said: “I love learning and I just kept going through the degree and got a 2:2. I was misinformed that the grade wasn’t good enough to enter primary education but one of last year’s graduates told me it was. I went for it and within two weeks I had a place on the course.” But her biggest challenge was to come when she made the decision to part company with her husband so that she was within commuting distance of her course at Staffordshire University. Speaking at her graduation, Carol-Anne, 32, said: “I’ve only seen him at weekends which has been horrific and there were occasions when I just wanted to go home but then I was born to be a teacher and grit and determination has seen me through it. “The course was absolutely fantastic. We were warned to put our lives on hold for nine months and even then it was pretty full on and I don’t do things by halves.” But Carol-Anne’s dedication has paid off and during the course she even survived being knocked off her bicycle and still went on to get an ‘outstanding’ in her teaching observation the next day. As well as winning “best overall performance” on her course, Carol Anne has landed herself a job as a Year 6 teacher at Audley Junior School in Blackburn which means that after nine long months, she has been reunited with her husband. But still she has no intentions of taking it easy. She added: “I think I’ll top up my Masters and I want to be a Head Teacher within five years and generally if Carol Anne wants it, she gets it!”

ClosetMaid® Launches the Closet Maximizer® Exclusively at The Home Depot

OCALA, Fla. – July 27, 2015 – ClosetMaid, the industry leader in home storage and organization, announced the debut of its newest do-it-yourself closet system, the Closet Maximizer, available nationwide exclusively at The Home Depot and HomeDepot.com. “The Closet Maximizer was designed for consumers looking for a quick and easy way to maximize the capacity, efficiency and overall look of their closet,” said Scott Davis, Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, ClosetMaid. “In less than 30 minutes, anyone can put this product together and take their closet from cluttered to organized.” Available in three finishes – White, Chocolate and Cherry – the Closet Maximizer can match any existing décor style.  The Closet Maximizer’s modern design features four rounded wood laminate shelves, metal accents and a double hang rod, which can be positioned on either side of the closet. If additional storage is needed, the Closet Maximizer offers a variety of optional accessories to further personalize the space such as: · The 3-Tier Shoe Organizer, which stores up to 12 pairs of shoes · A Double Hang Rod, which clips around an existing wire or wood rod to hang twice the amount of clothes · Wire accessories, including wire baskets, accessory hooks and belt organizers  · Fabric accessories, such as fabric bins, hanging organizers and a garment bag Ideal for renters or “always-on-the-move” lifestyles, the Closet Maximizer provides additional options in closets with only a single shelf and rod.  This simple storage option securely clips to an existing wire or wood hang rod, requires no tools to assemble and can be installed in closets at least four feet wide or larger.  The Closet Maximizer is also portable, making it easy to reuse in any closet in the home. “The Closet Maximizer is affordable, stylish and easy to install; who wouldn’t love that?” said Davis. “Whatever state your closet is in now, this product can help make it the organized space you’ve always wanted it to be.” Visit ClosetMaid.com (http://www.closetmaid.com/solare) or call (800) 874-0008 to learn more about the Closet Maximizer and how to solve any storage and organization problems. About ClosetMaid ClosetMaid, an industry leader in home organization and storage systems since 1965, is a business of Emerson™.  Over ClosetMaid’s 50-year history, ClosetMaid has helped people achieve their own state of organization with innovative and popular storage products such as:  MasterSuite®, ShelfTrack®, Selectives™ and SuiteSymphony™.  For more information, visit www.closetmaid.com. About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com. ###

Sprint Bioscience enters into collaboration with Bayer HealthCare on tumor metabolism program

Sprint Bioscience AB (publ) (Sprint Bioscience) and Bayer HealthCare (Bayer) have entered into a collaboration and license agreement for the research, development, and commercialization of oncological drug candidates. Under the agreement, Sprint Bioscience licenses an early-stage inhibitor program targeting tumor metabolism to Bayer. Subsequently, Bayer will have full control over further development and worldwide commercialization rights for potential cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. – “We are very happy to have entered into this agreement for one of our tumor metabolism projects. We are convinced that Bayer is a perfect partner to further develop this program. This agreement also gives us the opportunity to further invest in the expansion of our portfolio within the area of tumor metabolism,” said Dr Anders Åberg, CEO of Sprint Bioscience. “Bayer is committed to translating the findings of cancer research into effective therapies to improve the quality of life of patients. Addressing the metabolism of cancer cells is a promising approach in oncology and one of our focus areas in cancer research at Bayer,” said Professor Andreas Busch, Head of Global Drug Discovery and member of the Executive Committee of Bayer HealthCare. “We are looking forward to expanding our portfolio in this area through the agreement with Sprint Bioscience. This early research program has the potential to lead to new treatment options for cancer patients.” As a result of a tumor's uncontrolled growth, cancer cells exhibit an altered metabolism (tumor metabolism) and thereby are often resistant to conventional radiation- and chemotherapy. Sprint Bioscience has developed molecules inhibiting a novel metabolic target, which is vital for cancer cell survival. Such inhibitors can potentially lead to effective new treatments by selectively affecting cancer cells. Sprint Bioscience is eligible to receive up to approximately 190 Million Euro in potential preclinical, clinical and net sales based milestone payments, including an upfront payment from Bayer upon signing of the agreement. Furthermore, Sprint Bioscience is also eligible to receive royalties on worldwide net sales of any resulting products under the collaboration. About Sprint Bioscience Sprint Bioscience AB (publ) is part of the new Swedish pharmaceutical industry. The company has the goal to develop drug candidates for the global pharmaceutical market within the field of oncology in a more time- and resource-efficient manner. Sprint Bioscience is situated in Stockholm, Sweden. Sprint Bioscience share is listed on NASDAQ First North and traded under the name SPRINT. Additional information is available on the company website; www.sprintbioscience.com.Certified Advisor is Redeye, www.redeye.se. About Bayer HealthCare The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of around EUR 20.0 billion (2014), is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare’s aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 60,700 employees (Dec 31, 2014) and is represented in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.healthcare.bayer.com. 

PA Resources submits Zarat Field Plan of Development

PA Resources is pleased to announce that it has submitted an updated Zarat Field Plan of Development to the Tunisian authorities. This Plan of Development is a technically and commercially robust plan which has been constructed by the Zarat Field joint development team; an integrated team comprising of staff from both PA Resources and the state oil company, ETAP (L’Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières). The Zarat Field is a large, shallow-water, gas-condensate and oil field containing estimated recoverable reserves of 147 mmboe. It is Tunisia’s largest undeveloped field and production from Zarat Field will be critical in alleviating a forecast future gas supply deficit in Tunisia. Zarat Field is geologically similar to PA Resources’ nearby Didon Field and to other producing fields such as Ashtart and Hasdrubal fields in Tunisia and the giant El Bouri and Al Jurf fields in Libya. The Zarat Field extends across two license tracts; the Zarat license to the south and the Joint Oil block to the north. The parties in the Zarat license are PA Resources Tunisia as operator and ETAP. ETAP has the option to back-in to the southern tract for up to a 55% working interest, in which scenario PA Resources would retain 45%, and a decision on this back-in option follows shortly after acceptance of the Plan of Development. The northern tract is held by Joint Oil, which was formed as a joint entity between ETAP (Tunisia) and the National Oil Company (Libya). The proposed development is in two phases, with Phase 1 comprising four production wells and production facilities to process and export 20,000 bbls/d of oil and 100 mmscfg/d of raw gas.  Phase 2 comprises a further four development wells, with expanded facilities to increase capacity to 40,000 bbls/d and 200 mmscf/d of raw gas. First oil would be expected in 2020. The Plan of Development makes full use of existing Gulf of Gabes infrastructure for the reinjection of CO2, the export of sales gas to shore, onshore gas processing and extraction of the LPG stream. The Zarat facilities also have the potential to act as a hub to facilitate development of nearby stranded oil and gas fields in the eastern Gulf of Gabes, such as PA Resources’ Elyssa gas field. Following acceptance of the Zarat Field Plan of Development by the Tunisian authorities, the project will enter a front-end engineering design phase with project sanction during 2017. PA Resources CEO, Mark McAllister commented: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone on the Zarat Field. The Plan of Development is the result of dedicated work and close collaboration between PA Resources and ETAP, which has achieved total alignment on the optimum approach to maximise resource recovery and value from the Zarat Field. The phased approach to development allows reduced capital outlay to achieve commercial production from what is a most important field development for Tunisia”. Stockholm 28 July, 2015PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact: Mark McAllister, President & Chief Executive OfficerPhone:   +44 203 322 0100E-mail:   ir@paresources.se PA Resources AB (publ) is an international oil and gas group which conducts exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. The Group operates in Tunisia, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. PA Resources has oil production in Tunisia. The parent company is located in Stockholm, Sweden. PA Resources’ net sales amounted to SEK 603 million in 2014. The share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, Sweden. For additional information, please visit www.paresources.se. The above information has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 08:30 CET 28 July 2015.

Todd Haushalter joins Evolution as Chief Product Officer

Haushalter will join Evolution by 1 September from MGM Resorts International, where he currently holds the Las Vegas-based role of Vice President of Gaming Operations. A gaming industry veteran in experience, knowledge and achievements, if not in years, Haushalter began his gaming career as a high limit casino dealer for London Clubs International in Las Vegas in 2000. His subsequent rapid rise through the ranks of some of the world’s biggest gaming companies included time with Wynn Las Vegas, where he was Senior Gaming Analyst, with Shuffle Master, first as Product Director Asia, based in Macau and then as global Director of Product Development, and with Bally Technologies, as Vice President of Business Strategy. Since 2011 Haushalter has also developed and patented several casino game innovations including a revolutionary, new Baccarat shuffler, a new method for displaying roulette game historical data and trends, and a system for projecting interactive betting spots onto gaming tables as well as new table games. Jens von Bahr, CEO of Evolution, said: “We are thrilled to have attracted such a well-respected star of the gaming world to Evolution. Todd’s vast experience in the land-based sector, his knowledge, his ideas and his US and global track record are all a perfect fit for Evolution as we move forward, and as many operators focus on convergence. He is a top addition to our team and will be instrumental in driving Evolution product innovation and delivery, and penetrating new markets in the Live Casino sector.” Haushalter added: “I’ve worked closely with Evolution before – on the Shuffle Master deal that resulted in side bets being integrated into Evolution’s Live Blackjack, and on other game content. I’m familiar with the company and the Evolution product portfolio and very excited to be joining up with the world’s leading Live Casino provider. This is a different challenge for me in a hugely important sector – and I can’t wait to get started.” 

Bright future for gut bacteria and donors after BBC endorsement, say specialists

Microbiologist Glenn Taylor, Founder of the Taymount Clinic, in Hertfordshire, which treats people from all over the world with pioneering Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT), comments come after the BBC referred to the treatment as ‘a doctors dream’ and, ‘almost a miracle’ in its Trust Me I’m a Doctor programme. “The world is sitting up and noting the power of the microbiome,” said Mr Taylor, whose clinic helps people with a range of gastrointestinal conditions, including Clostridium difficile (C Diff) and Crohn’s disease as well as neurological and other problems. “Those of us involved in this field of research have known for a long time that by normalising gut flora, many patients are reporting beneficial changes in accompanying conditions and as the demand grows we can see in the not-too-distant future, faecal donation being as normal as blood donation,” he said. In the Trust Me I’m a Doctor series, the feature focussed on FMT having a 90% or more success rate in treating Clostridium Difficile (C Diff), whilst also saying it held great possibilities for other diseases, such as Crohn’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Mr Taylor, whose clinic was featured on BBC Newsnight earlier this year, where the programme focused on the use of FMT to eradicate C Difficile, said there has been an increased interest in the subject over the last couple of years. “The fascinating world of the human microbiome is slowly but surely gaining a foothold as a serious component in delivering health.  The increased use of antibiotics combined with a decrease in the variety of diet, has resulted in a reduction in the diversity of beneficial bacteria that help to look after the human body.” he added.  “It is a fact that human beings and their gut flora are a complex ecosystem and this realisation is beginning to capture the imagination within the scientific world. This is not just good news for FMT specialists, but the whole of mankind.” Click here at 37 minutes to see Trust me I’m a Doctor on FMT http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063jzxq/trust-me-im-a-doctor-series-3-episode-2 Editors Notes Taymount Clinic – FMT Treatment & Gut Flora Experts The Taymount Clinic are known internationally as a specialist centre for the production of tested, certified, high quality gut bacteria and effective, efficient implant techniques. Researching intestinal bacteria since 2006, the Taymount Clinic is now a recognised world leader in applying Faecal Microbiota Transplant or FMT treatment procedures to create a “normal” bacterial environment in patients with a broad range of conditions. Dr Simon Greenfield (http://taymount.com/about-fmt/meet-chief-medical-officer) MD FRCP Consultant Gastroenterologist and Chief Medical Officer to the Taymount Clinic provides guidance and supervision to the management of patients undergoing FMT at the clinic. The Taymount clinic provides FMT treatment to normalise gut bacteria in patients with Clostridium difficile infection.  The Taymount clinic has also replaced gut bacteria in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, post-antibiotic Dysbiosis, food intolerance, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The Taymount Clinic cannot at this this time supply statistics for any likely clinical outcome as clinical trials are ongoing for many conditions. For further information about Taymount Clinic at http://taymount.com/  For Press Enquiries, contact  Nolan PR mn@nolanpr.co.uk or tel 01564 822861/07505 133302

Dolphin announces East Campeche 2D Multi-Client project in Mexico

Dolphin has commenced the East Campeche 2D long offset Multi-Client survey in Mexico, utilizing the M/V Artemis Arctic. The licensed approved 19.597 line kilometer survey is well positioned towards the recent Mexican announced 5 year plan for leases and Dolphin will be able to deliver time processed seismic data products in time for the upcoming first Mexican license round. The survey is supported by industry pre-funding. Andy Phipps, President Dolphin Western Hemisphere commented; " Dolphin is very pleased to begin the acquisition of its first survey of this new era in Mexican petroleum exploration. We feel our survey is in a good location to make the most of the licensing rounds that the Mexican authorities have outlined for the next four calendar years " Dolphin survey map Please find Dolphin Mexico survey map attached, for further information contact: Atle Jacobsen, CEOMobile: +47 97 71 53 36E-mail: atle.jacobsen@dolphingeo.com Erik Hokholt, CFOMobile: +47 90 75 60 64E-mail: erik.hokholt@dolphingeo.com Dolphin Group ASAHelsfyr AtriumInnspurten 150663 OSLO Phone: +47 22 07 15 30Fax: +47 22 07 15 31 www.dolphingeo.com Dolphin Group ASA is the Parent company of Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine Geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high-capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis. Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange(OSE ticker: DOLP)

GardenAware.com Sets Its Sites on New Generation of Gardeners

The new online gardening resource, Garden Aware is aiming to get more young readers gardening. It has set out to break the stereotype that green fingers are a hobby for the older generation with a colourful and engaging website offering interesting and attention-grabbing articles.   With a recent global gardening survey revealing that 47% of the UK population would like to introduce their children and/or grandchildren to the world of horticulture, it has never been a better time for families to grab their gloves and seed the passion for gardening. Research suggest that the younger generation is becoming more interested in gardening with a recent survey showing it is more popular than the cinema with some 25-35 year-olds.  This year, the Royal Horticulture Society also found that 89% of 16-25-year-olds have a garden or grow plants. Shad Zac, Owner of Garden Aware said, “The number of young gardeners is on the rise, however, many still believe that gardening is reserved for the elderly, the retired or those with too much time on their hands. Here at Garden Aware we aim to show budding horticulturalists that tackling a garden is not only relaxing, but rewarding.” It is never too early to experience the array of benefits that gardening offers both physical and psychological. These include a lowering of blood pressure, to lower chances of strokes and heart disease and a better diet free of too much processed food and full of fresh fruit and vegetables.   Zac added, “Our website offers a vast range of articles, techniques and tips for anyone who wishes to get their fingers green. There is something for everyone, and with years of experience, Garden Aware is designed to be accessible for young gardeners to pick up the tools they require.” To find out more about Garden Aware visit the website: http://www.gardenaware.com

Jordan selects Zircotec ceramic coating for Austin A40 Historic Touring Car

A blend of increased performance coupled with a period look has led Mike Jordan to specify Zircotec’s ThermoHold® thermal barrier coating for its Austin A40 historic touring car. The ability to squeeze more performance from the 1293cc A Series engine and ensuring a more period look under the bonnet led Jordan to use Zircotec and follows the use on both the Ford GT40 he prepared and son Andrew’s BTCC MG6. “Historic racing is very competitive and we are looking for every opportunity to get performance from the car,” says Mike Jordan. “The coating keeps heat levels down underbonnet and can offer a little bit extra performance. Every gain, especially when you only have 130bhp is worthwhile.” Alongside the performance and surface temperature reductions of up to 33 percent, aesthetics also played a key role in Jordan’s selection. “When we built the car, we had a shiny stainless manifold that wasn’t really period,” adds Jordan. “Increasingly historic events want classic race cars to look as they did in period. Zircotec’s black ceramic coating looks right and is so much neater than wraps or exhaust bandages.” Renowned for its high standards of preparation and with a string of successes, it’s unsurprising that the former British Touring Car racer’s outfit is already preparing more cars and planning to use Zircotec on the next car. “We’ve got a Lotus Cortina Touring Car coming next and we’ll be using Zircotec again on that.”


New Delhi (28 July 2015)—In a move that will spare the lives of millions of animals over coming years, animal sacrifice has been cancelled indefinitely at Nepal's Gadhimai festival, the world's biggest animal sacrifice event held every five years for around 265 years. The decision announced by the Nepal temple trust (http://www.hsi.org/assets/pdfs/gadhimai-temple-trust-statement-ram-chandra-shah.pdf) at a special press conference in Delhi today, follows rigorous negotiations and campaigning by Humane Society International/India and Animal Welfare Network Nepal. Gauri Maulekhi, HSI/India consultant & Trustee, People for Animals, who petitioned India’s Supreme Court against the movement of animals from India to the Gadhimai festival, said, “This is a tremendous victory for compassion that will save the lives of countless animals. HSI/India was heartbroken to witness the bloodshed at Gadhimai, and we've worked hard to help secure this ban on future sacrifice. We commend   the temple committee but acknowledge that a huge task lies ahead of us in educating the public so that they are fully aware. HSI/India and People for Animals will now spend the next three and a half years til the next Gadhimai educating devotees in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal on the temple trust’s decision not to sacrifice animals. Animal sacrifice is a highly regressive practice and no nation in the modern world should entertain it.” Manoj Gautam, founding member of AWNN and campaigner against the Gadhimai festival, said, “We applaud the temple committee’s decision to end this mass slaughter of innocent animals and hope that they will continue to support us in our future endeavors for protecting animals in the country. AWNN’s progressive move to work directly with the temple committee, with Humane Society International/India’s support has been the key that changed the whole face of the campaign and is the reason for the achievement we have now.” In 2014, HSI/India and AWNN's global campaign against the Gadhimai animal massacre captured the public imagination when thousands of national and international supporters expressed their ire and displeasure against the ruthless killing. Protests were held worldwide. With the Supreme Court of India’s intervention to prohibit the movement of animals from India to Nepal, AWNN and HSI/India saw a reduction of up to 70 percent in the number of animals sacrificed from 2009. The Supreme Court’s order resulted in more than 100 arrests of those breaching the order, and more than 2,500 animals saved. Earlier this month the Supreme Court of India issued directions to states to set up mechanisms to prevent animals from being taken to Gadhimai in future and create awareness against animal sacrifice.   Earlier this year, following the global outrage steming from the Gadhimai massacre, the temple committee also decided not to sacrifice any animals during the harvest festival (Sankranti). Instead, the temple officials have been confiscating the animals and caring for them until rescuers can rehome them. Mr Ram Chandra Shah, Chairman of the Gadhimai Temple Trust, issued a statement on the decision to stop holding animal sacrifices during the Gadhimai festival, which can be found here (http://www.hsi.org/assets/pdfs/gadhimai-temple-trust-statement-ram-chandra-shah.pdf). High resolution photos are available for download here. For access to the full Gadhimai photo library email nmukherjee@hsi.org or whiggins@hsi.org  Photo 1 (http://news.cision.com/humane-society-international/i/gadhimai-festival-2014,m10392) Photo 2 (http://news.cision.com/humane-society-international/i/gadhimai-festival-2014,m10393) Photo 3 (http://news.cision.com/humane-society-international/i/gadhimai-festival-2014,m10394) Photo 4 press conference  (http://news.cision.com/humane-society-international/i/temple-trust-with-hsi-july-2015,m10396) Facts: ·         It is estimated that more than 500,000 buffalo, goats, chickens and other animals were decapitated at Gadhimai in 2009, but in 2014 the numbers had reduced by 70 percent. ·       The origins of Gadhimai date back around 265 years ago, when the founder of the Gadhimai Temple, Bhagwan Chowdhary, had a dream that the goddess Gadhimai wanted blood in return for freeing him from prison, protecting him from evil and promising prosperity and power. The goddess asked for a human sacrifice, but Chowdhary successfully offered an animal instead, and this been repeated every five years since. ·       Among others, President Emeritus of the World Council of Arya Samaj and noted social activist, Swami Agnivesh, were at the forefront of urging Indian devotees to boycott the mass slaughter by holding a hunger strike at the heart of the temple ·        B. D. Sharma, director general of SSB was awarded with the ‘Leadership in Animal Welfare’ award for his exemplary contribution in curbing the illegal transport of animals during Gadhimai ENDS

Sustainable Fashion Co Putting Best Foot Forwards

There’s a new face of sustainable fashion coming to the UK – Croatian shoe brand Startas + Co. The manufacturer aims to lead the way in sustainable eco fashion by championing organic and natural fabrics, ethical trade practices and handmade luxury. Sustainability is a hot topic for businesses around the world, but the fashion industry is lagging behind. 5% of the UK’s total annual carbon and water footprints can be attributed to clothing consumption. Thousands of tonnes of used clothing is sent to landfill each year rather than being recycled, which is why Startas + Co is urging conscious consumers to buy less. Jelena Micunovic, Managing Director of Startas + Co said, “Every woman needs a staple pair of plimsole trainers – but we shouldn’t be buying a new pair each season to follow the ever changing trends. Buy an eco-friendly, sustainable pair of trainers which will stand the test of time, and you’ll be doing your bit for the planet.” Made from 100% organic materials, each pair of Startas is produced ethically in the company’s factory in Croatia, and handmade with love. It’s not just the environment Startas + Co strives to protect – it’s also the workers of the production industry. The profits from a typical non Fairtrade t-shirt which costs $10 are unfairly distributed – with 50% going to the retailer and just $0.03 given to the factory workers. The lifestyle brand is on a mission to fight unfair trade and production around the world by setting an example to all other fashion manufacturers. The first collection of classic and stylish trainers from Startas + Co are now available in the UK. The ethical footwear brand doesn’t compromise on style and has created its own design with detachable bows, soon to be hitting pavements from London to Llandudno. Jelena added, “We take pride in our sustainable way of producing each and every shoe. This doesn’t mean that the style of our luxury trainers take a backseat – fashion and ethical production go hand in hand.” For more information about Startas + Co and to view the brand new UK collection, visit: http://startasandco.com/

The OurSense Collection from Touched Interiors

Bring a touch of modern design and abstract glamour into your home with the new OurSense Collection – exclusively distributed by luxury retailers Touched Interiors. Revealing imaginative shapes, daring use of lines and an eclectic colour palette, this striking range will bring intrigue into your interiors and revitalise any home. The diverse collection encapsulates the very best of innovative European design. Collection highlights include the White Silver Leaf Sideboard, the Green Prism Cabinet and the Wood and Diamond Glass Sideboard. Each piece has been expertly created using bold use of colour and high quality workmanship, resulting in a striking contrast between design and quality. The company, founded in 2009, offers handcrafted furniture from all around the world, and boast an extensive range of opulent interior and exterior furnishings. This includes a vast selection of free-standing and hanging sofas, dining tables and chairs, and coffee and cocktail tables. For the full range visit www.touchedinteriors.co.uk For more details/images please contact: annabel@jwcpr.com / 0161 381 0173 Sent by jwc on behalf of Touched Interiors Note to Editors Images attached of: Vivid Armchair This flamboyant armchair will promise to liven up any space or corner. The sofa structure is made in beech wood and upholstered in a luxurious durable fabric. The seat comprises of springs for extra comfort and durability. £3,162.00 The Daydreams Sideboard A creative and abstract sideboard with a perfect interaction between wood, glass and steel. Created with cherry wood and marine plywood, with finishing lacquer, feet in steel and handmade diamond glass.  £10,755.00 White silver leaf grand feet sideboard A colourful, modern and abstract chest created in marine plywood, and artistically finished with lacquer and silver leaf.  £7,149.00 Vivid Three Seater Sofa This flamboyant three seater sofa will promise to liven up any space.The sofa structure is made in beech wood, upholstered in a luxurious durable fabric. The seat comprises of springs for extra comfort and durability.The legs are beautifully detailed in black lacquer.£5000.00 Deluxe Red Prism Bench This is a stunning prism bench with the structure made in beech wood, with an application of finishing lacquer.  The legs are intricately detailed and finished in gold leaf.£3,154.00 The Prism Cabinet Silver leaf green prism cabinet with drawers inside. Structure in beech wood, marine plywood and finishing lacquer with doors in silver leaf and leather.  £4,153.00 All available in bespoke sizes and finishes

Rebel opens its doors to public once more

To herald August in, Penryn’s own Rebel Brewing Co are having an open day to announce their member’s club. The membership club is set to launch on the Crowdfunder platform, and seeks to give fans merchandise and bargains on their award winning beers, through an annual membership. On the 1st of August, the company wish to invite all over 18s to come and see the new kit in action. Brewery tours will run continuously throughout the day, and anyone attending will get to sample the full Rebel range and learn about the Crowdfunding opportunities. Having got 4 years of brewing under their belt, the company recently invested profits in a brand new high quality brew kit, with an output of up to 18,000 pints of award winning ales every week. With 50 new signups in the last month, the new kit’s quality speaks for itself. It has also increased the quantity of ale produced; meaning the brewery are set to take on new pubs, bars and restaurants to hoist the sails of this craft ale, and continue to grow. With the delicate, refreshing Surfbum at just 3.5% giving citrusy peach notes, a cool summery beer with a lighter finish will make the perfect accompaniment to a hot day. Whereas if the unpredictable Cornish weather results in stormier skies, delicious thick and malty 80 Shilling is like a drinkable hug, and the 8.5% stout Mexi-cocoa transports drinkers to the centre of Mexico. Rebel make a core range of seven classic ales, and plan to continue to develop new beers using the subscription fees. Head brewer and founder of the company Rob Lowe said, “We have been looking to focus on getting the quality just right, and we’re now confident that our classic range is the best ever. We want to thank our loyal customers by offering benefits, and free tours.” Now stocked nationally, The Rebel Brewing Co have a strong following throughout Cornwall and the rest of the UK. There will be a burger van on site to provide sustenance for those in attendance, and the brewery is accessible by buses to ASDA. To find out more about Rebel, see their website at www.rebelbrewing.co.uk

Announcement from PA Resources’ Annual General Meeting on 28 July 2015

PA Resources AB (publ) held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 28 July 2015 in Stockholm. This is a summary of the most important decisions made by the Annual General Meeting. The annual report for the parent company and the consolidated group’s annual report, together with the auditor’s report for the fiscal year 2014, were presented. The income statement and the balance sheet for both the parent company and the group regarding the fiscal year 2014 were adopted by the meeting. The Meeting decided that no dividend would be paid out for the fiscal year 2014. The members of the Board and the CEO were granted discharge from liability for the fiscal year 2014. The Meeting decided that the Board would comprise of three ordinary members and re-elected Paul Waern and the company’s CEO Mark McAllister and elected the company’s CFO Tomas Hedström as new member.  Paul Waern was elected Chairman of the Board. The Meeting decided to re-appoint Ernst & Young as auditors with the chartered accountant Björn Ohlsson as head auditor. The fees to the Board of Directors were determined by the Meeting to a total of SEK 550,000 (last year 1,650,000) which in its entirety should be paid to the chairman (last year 550,000). No board fee would be paid to the other members since they are employed by the company (last year 275,000 to members who were not employed). The fees to the auditor would be paid according to reasonable and by the Company approved invoice. The Meeting decided to establish a Nomination Committee for the next AGM, whereby the three largest shareholders in the Company as per 30 September 2015 will be asked to appoint one representative each, who together with the Chairman of the Board will comprise the Nomination Committee. In the event that a shareholder does not appoint a member, the next largest shareholder will be asked. The composition of the Nomination Committee must be communicated at the latest six months before the AGM in 2016. The Meeting approved the guidelines proposed by the Board regarding remuneration to the CEO and other senior executives. The Meeting decided to reduce the company’s share capital with SEK 1,403,283,100.80 to SEK 11,316,799.20 for covering of losses and to adopt a new Articles of Association in connection thereto. The reduction will be made without redemption of shares and no permit from the Swedish Companies Registration Office will be required. The CEO of PA Resources, Mark McAllister, addressed the Meeting and reported on the Group’s development during the fiscal year 2014 and the first half year 2015. The presentation is available on the company’s website www.paresources.se. Stockholm, July 28, 2015PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact: Tomas Hedström, Chief Financial OfficerPhone:   +46 8 545 211 50E-mail:   ir@paresources.se PA Resources AB (publ) is an international oil and gas group which conducts exploration, development and production of oil and gas assets. The Group operates in Tunisia, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. PA Resources has oil production in Tunisia. The parent company is located in Stockholm, Sweden. PA Resources’ net sales amounted to SEK 603 million in 2014. The share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, Sweden. For additional information, please visit www.paresources.se. The above information has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 12:00 CET 28 July 2015.

Print Workz Launches 3D Aluminium Printing for Homes

Online print specialists, Print Workz are offering homes a unique and eye catching way to display photos with the launch of their new 3D aluminium prints. The photo is printed on a patented aluminium panel, which sits ½ inch off a unique background, giving a 3D effect. Prints are delivered to homes ready to hang on the wall using an innovative free invisible hanging system. Using Dibond high quality aluminium for each panel, prints are 3mm thick and are made of three solid layers. Two outer layers of aluminium cradle the centre layer, a hard piece of plastic designed to help keep prints strong and solid. Available in three sizes and dispatched within 7 to 10 working days via courier, the exclusive matte finish prints are UV resistant. They offer a fun, unique and attractive way to show off family photos in the home, bringing contemporary texture to a traditional medium. Prints are available in sizes; · 8" x 10" background with your photo on an 5" x 7" panel · 12" x 12" background with your photo on an 8" x 8" panel · 11" x 14" background with your photo on an 8" x 10" panel Charles Staddon, Production Manager said, “Our 3D aluminium prints are a one of a kind way to personalise any home. Perfect for family photos, the new prints are a great way to showcase stylish snaps this season. “We use only the best quality metal and printing products to ensure that all 3D prints meet the highest standards possible.” Print Workz are the only UK printer offering this type of service. Available in a wide range of designs, 3D prints are an attractive alternative to the traditional canvas print. Covered by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, customers who are not happy with their purchase can return prints within seven days for a full refund. Staddon added, “Our prints stand out in their own right and are a great addition to any home looking for an injection of personality.” For more information visit: http://www.printworkz.co.uk

Zensar Technologies Shares Insight into Leveraging the Cloud for Business Transformation in New Thought Paper

Westborough, MA – July 28, 2015: Zensar Technologies (http://www.zensar.com), a leading software and infrastructure services provider, today announced the availability of a new thought paper titled ‘Transform Your Business – Get Cloud Ready’. The paper features Gartner research and highlights the value of cloud computing services for next- generation solutions and how IT service providers can enable the most effective adoption and management of cloud models. The paper can be downloaded at: https://info.zensar.com/GetCloudReady.html.Based on real-world insights from Zensar’s work with global enterprises, the thought paper provides insights on how enterprises can take advantage of a move to cloud computing as a step toward realizing next-generation solutions that incorporate cloud, social, mobile and information. The paper will share: · Is it realistic that a move to the cloud will keep your data as secure as when it was stored in your own data center? · Will cloud solutions optimize and enhance efficiencies across the organization and enable an improved end user experience? · Are there customizable Hybrid Cloud solutions for organizations to merge their public and private clouds and what are the business advantages of doing this? “As organizations continue to discover the value of the cloud to enable more flexible and agile IT environments while lowering costs, they are relying on partners to help manage their cloud migration. The self-service and on-demand nature of cloud computing has created new challenges for IT services providers, as well as opportunities to deliver innovative, next-generation solutions to clients,” said Ankit Ghosh, Senior Vice President and Head of Global IM Practices, Zensar Technologies. “Zensar has a wealth of experience in helping our customers successfully and seamlessly execute their journey to the cloud, and we are excited to publish this report to share our knowledge and expertise,” he said.Zensar provides clients with Cloud Consulting, Cloud Enablement, and Cloud Management services encompassing a full portfolio of Cloud Services and Solutions including: · Cloud Readiness Assessment – A solution which helps organizations determine how to evaluate, plan and build a successful cloud strategy. This is accomplished through a detailed discovery process, which gathers data on the organization’s current applications and infrastructure environment and reviews its business and technical objectives. · Hybrid Cloud Services – Industry-leading technologies combined with Zensar’s tested migration methodology enables organizations to transform their existing infrastructure to a private or hybrid cloud model. This allows organizations to leverage technology benefits while lowering their total cost of operation. · Cloud in a Box – An extensible appliance-based server/software stack with the ability to transform an x86 server into a cloud-enabled virtual computing platform. The Cloud in a Box provides users with visibility through a single pane of glass with hybrid cloud management capabilities including automation and orchestration. · Storage as a Service - Zensar’s Storage as a Service (STaaS) provides storage with enterprise class features and fully managed services without investing in traditional expensive SAN/NAS equipment. The offering includes options for private and public cloud with on premise or hosted scenarios. To learn more, about Zensar’s cloud solutions and services, please visit: http://www.zensar.com/cloud-services. To download ‘Transform Your Business – Get Cloud Ready’, please visit: https://info.zensar.com/GetCloudReady.html

ENISA publishes its Annual Report for 2014

ENISA releases its Annual Activity Report for 2014 (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/programmes-reports/enisa-annual-activity-report-2014). The report provides an insight into ENISA’s operations and key programmes in the service of the EU’s cyber security.  Throughout this past year, the Agency (http://www.enisa.europa.eu/) has built on its renewed regulatory framework actively supporting: •       EU policy building and implementation of EU legislation: ENISA’s work in the context of Article 13a with National Telecom Regulators and European Electronic Communications Service Providers has provided deep insights on root causes of major incidents and best practices. All Member States use ENISA’s technical guidelines in their annual reporting. On standardisation ENISA contributes at the CEN CENELEC ETSI Cyber Security Coordination Group (CSCG) for the development of the CSCG white paper (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/news-items/white-paper-on-digital-security-published-by-european-standardisation-bodies). On Network and Information Security (NIS) the Agency has become a point of reference for European Trust Service Providers (TSPs) on eIDAS security requirements, and the data protection legislation with the reference document on privacy by design (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/news-items/deciphering-the-landscape-for-privacy-by-design). The Agency also supports the EU’s cloud computing strategy and partnership through its work on governmental clouds (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/the-steps-for-going-cloud-for-governments-and-public-administration), and developing best practice in the public and private sector and in particular for SMEs (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa2019s-security-guide-and-online-tool-for-smes-when-going-cloud). •       Capacity building of EU Member States within the public and private sector, and raising the level of awareness among EU citizens. The ECSM (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/stakeholder-relations/nis-brokerage-1/european-cyber-security-month-advocacy-campaign) (European Cyber Security Month) is a known example which takes place across 30 countries; with more than 184 activities and over 2000 twitter followers last year. Flagship programmes and achievements in 2014 include: •       The threat landscape (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa-draws-the-cyber-threat-landscape-2014) report, which consolidates and analyses the top cyber threats and their evolution, referencing over 400 sources on threats, to help navigate through the cyber landscape. The report has received around 25000 downloads and is widely referenced. In parallel, two thematic landscapes have been developed by the Agency on Internet Infrastructures (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/risk-management/evolving-threat-environment/enisa-thematic-landscapes/threat-landscape-of-the-internet-infrastructure/iitl) and Smart Home Environments (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/are-smart-homes-cyber-security-smart). •       The Cyber Exercises, define and test operational procedures (EU-SOPs) for all cybersecurity authorities in the EU, for handling cyber events. A new incarnation of "Cyber Europe 2014" (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/biggest-ever-cyber-security-exercise-in-europe-today) took place in 2014, where 1556 players representing 483 public and private sector organisations from 29 EU and EFTA Member States, tested collaboration during large scale cyber incidents. •       CERTs (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/cert) - the  EU’s Computer Emergency Response Teams – which assist public and private sector organizations, to provide a response to incidents and threats across an EU wide network through the exchange of experience and expertise while developing ‘baseline capabilities’. ENISA has developed, together with the CERT community, the training program for advanced skills for IT Security experts which is publically available (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/cert/training) on the ENISA website. Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/oettinger_en) said: “2014 has been another very successful year forENISA. It has been a year in which the Agency has further strengthenedrelations and outreach with stakeholders, both in the public and privatedomain. ENISA is providing solutions and expertise, and assistance forsignificant improvements to the state of cyber security throughout the EU. Itis important to ensure a high common level of network and information securityin the in the EU. ENISA’s role is decisive in this effort to establish acommon approach and understanding in the community, to develop cyber securitycapabilities in the Member States, and to promote a truly EU digital singlemarket for the benefit of citizens, governments and industry”. ENISA’s Executive Director Udo Helmbrecht (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/about-enisa) stated: “Emerging trends in cyber security in this past year markedthe different aspects to cyber security and cyber-attacks. We face a new typeof asymmetric warfare with a new paradigm and no taxonomy. Furthermore, thedevelopment of digital solutions, result to a more data driven approach,increasing vulnerability to cyberattacks. Applications of new technologiesalso highlight unchartered territories and whether society can tolerate theconsequences resulting from their use. ENISA will continue to deliver itsprogramme to reinforce and promote trust and security in digital services inthe EU”. In 2014 ENISA produced 37 reports (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa2019s-2014-work-programme-publications) in a variety of areas ranging from national level subjects such as the protection of critical infrastructure, to subjects affecting the individual citizen level such as privacy and data protection. ENISA’s 2014 reports are available online here (https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa2019s-2014-work-programme-publications).

Beer Industry Contributes $14 Billion Annually to Florida Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2015 A new economic impact study (http://www.beerservesamerica.org) shows America’s beer industry, made up of brewers, beer importers, beer distributors, brewer suppliers and retailers, contributes more than $14 billion annually to Florida’s economy and is linked to 125,402 local jobs. Jointly commissioned by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) (https://www.nbwa.org/) and the Beer Institute (http://www.beerinstitute.org/), the study shows that the industry generates 125,402 jobs in Florida—accounting for more than $5 billion in wages and benefits. The industry also contributed $3 billion in the form of business, personal and consumption taxes in 2014. “It can be said that beer truly serves America. Beer is more than our nation’s favorite adult drink – it is a powerhouse in job creation, commercial activity and tax revenue,” said Jim McGreevy, president and CEO of the Beer Institute, which released the study today jointly with NBWA. According to the study, the beer industry generates nearly $253 billion in economic activity, produces $48.5 billion in tax revenue and supports 1.75 million jobs. Brewers and beer importers directly employ 49,576 Americans. More than 70 percent of brewing jobs are linked to large and mid-sized brewers and beer importers, and the number of distributor jobs has increased by more than 20 percent in the last decade, to more than 131,307. NBWA President & CEO Craig Purser said, “As independent businesses, America’s licensed beer distributors are proud to provide more than 130,000 direct jobs with solid wages and great benefits to employees at more than 3,300 facilities, located in every state and congressional district across the country. These independent beer distributors provide significant economic benefits in their communities through local business-to-business commerce, investments in local infrastructure and capital assets and tax revenue.  They provide services that improve efficiency for trading partners, especially small brewers and retailers, and they ensure fair prices and a broad selection of products for consumers to enjoy.” The Beer Serves America study (http://www.beerservesamerica.org) was compiled by an independent economics firm, John Dunham & Associates (http://guerrillaeconomics.com/). It is the most comprehensive analysis of the industry available, using data collected directly from private companies, Dun & Bradstreet, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. ### The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) represents the interests of America’s 3,300 licensed, independent beer distributor operations in every state, congressional district and media market across the country. Beer distributors are committed to ensuring alcohol is provided safely and responsibly to consumers of legal drinking age through the three-tier, state-based system of alcohol regulation and distribution. To learn more about America’s beer distributors, visit www.AmericasBeerDistributors.com. For additional updates from NBWA, follow @NBWABeer (https://twitter.com/NBWABeer) on Twitter, watch NBWA videos on www.youtube.com/NBWABeer  and visit www.facebook.com/NBWABeer (https://www.facebook.com/pages/NBWABeer/75305414159). The Beer Institute is a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing both large and small brewers, as well as importers and industry suppliers. First founded in 1862 as the U.S. Brewers Association, the Beer Institute is committed today to the development of sound public policy and to the values of civic duty and personal responsibility: www.BeerInstitute.org. Connect with us @BeerInstitute (http://www.twitter.com/beerinstitute) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/beerinstitute).

The JORVIK Group takes a lighthearted look at historic vs. modern travel

What would a medieval knight make of modern day aircraft baggage allowances?  Or how would a Viking cope with restrictions on hand luggage when he has mead and livestock to take with him?  These scenarios are explored in a series of light-hearted video clips being released by the JORVIK Group to make the launch of its new PastPort ticket! The short clips take characters from the JORVIK Group’s five attractions and put them into situations that their modern contemporaries would recognise very well, but which even the most seasoned medieval traveller would not comprehend. “Over the centuries, the rules of travel have changed radically, and we wondered what kind of obstacles some of our historic characters might face if they were to undertake voyages today,” comments director of attractions for the JORVIK Group, Sarah Maltby.  “Today, we can hop on a ‘plane to the other side of the world without thinking twice, but for Vikings, a long journey meant planning ahead for every possible eventuality, and in the case of the Norse men and women who came to our part of the world, making sure they had all the paraphernalia required not only for the journey but also to create a new life for themselves on the banks of the Ouse.” The videos were mostly filmed at Leeds Bradford International Airport, where holidaymakers were bemused to see a host of historic characters and livestock wandering around the airport – and no doubt relieved that their journey through the check-in process would be substantially easier than their historic counterparts.  The films will be released over the coming weeks on the JORVIK Group’s website, at www.thejorvikgroup.com/historicairways and on the Group’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/JORVIKYork. For more details, please visit www.thejorvikgroup.com/pastport ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:    jay@pyperyork.co.uk

Binary Tree Recognizes Global Channel Partner Leadership

Binary Tree, a leading Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 migration solutions company, is pleased to announce the recipients of its annual partner awards, recognizing channel excellence around the globe. Walter Monasterio, Director of Strategic Alliances, recently officiated at the private ceremony for Binary Tree’s management team and representatives of its partner companies. The following partners received special recognition for their outstanding work with Binary Tree: Avanade (http://www.avanade.com/fr-fr/home) of Châtillon, France and HP (http://www.hp.com/) of Palo Alto, CA received the SMART Global SI Award, recognizing Global Systems Integrator Partners whose commitment to Binary Tree solutions and quality delivery create an excellent partnership benefiting customers around the world. The SMART Regional Systems Integrator award winners are from five territories across the globe, including: North America, French (EMEA) Territory, South (EMEA) Territory, United Kingdom and Asia Pacific Japan. In North America, KiZAN Technologies (http://www.kizan.com/) of Louisville, KY and Perficient (https://www.perficient.com/) of St. Louis, MO received the SMART Regional SI Award, recognizing a North American Systems Integrator Partner whose commitment to Binary Tree solutions and quality delivery creates an excellent partnership benefiting customers across North America. In the French (EMEA) territory, Neurones IT (http://www.neurones-it.com/) of Nanterre, France received the SMART Regional SI Award, recognizing an EMEA Systems Integrator Partner whose commitment to Binary Tree solutions and quality delivery creates an excellent partnership benefiting customers across EMEA. In the United Kingdom territory, LAN2LAN (http://www.lan2lan.com/) of Surrey, United Kingdom also received the SMART Regional SI Award, recognizing an EMEA Systems Integrator Partner whose commitment to Binary Tree solutions and quality delivery creates an excellent partnership benefiting customers across EMEA. In the Asia Pacific Japan territory, Go-IT (http://www.go-it.co/) of Sydney, Australia received the SMART Regional SI Award, recognizing an EMEA Systems Integrator Partner whose commitment to Binary Tree solutions and quality delivery creates an excellent partnership benefiting customers across Asia Pacific and Japan. In the South (EMEA) territory, GlobalTMS (http://globaltms.net/) of Madrid, Spain received the SMART Regional SI Award, recognizing an EMEA Systems Integrator Partner whose commitment to Binary Tree solutions and quality delivery creates an excellent partnership benefiting customers across South America. Presidio (http://www.presidio.com/) of New York, NY and Softchoice (http://www.softchoice.com/) of Toronto, ON received the SMART Rising Star Award (North America), recognizing those Partners who have accelerated the ability to sell and deliver Binary Tree solutions while growing the partnership to be a strategic part of their business. ai3 (http://www.ai3.fr/) of Boulogne, France received the SMART Rising Star Award (French Territory), recognizing a Partner who has accelerated its ability to sell and deliver Binary Tree solutions while growing the partnership to be a strategic part of their business. Contrail (http://www.contrail.se/) of Värmdö, Sweden received the SMART Rising Star Award (Nordic Territory), recognizing a Partner who has accelerated its ability to sell and deliver Binary Tree solutions while growing the partnership to be a strategic part of their business. Andrea Pichler, Director of Infrastructure & Security Services at 4ward (http://www.4ward.it/), received the SMART Technical Excellence Award (EMEA), recognizing an Individual who continually shows expertise on current Binary Tree solutions and delivering quality customer engagements utilizing Binary Tree solutions. Brian Ahearn, Senior Consultant at Agility Partners (http://www.agilitypartners.com/), received the SMART Technical Excellence Award (North America), recognizing an Individual who continually shows expertise on current Binary Tree solutions and delivering quality customer engagements utilizing Binary Tree solutions. Binary Tree’s Emory Camp, Senior Alliances Manager, North America, comments, “We congratulate each of our award winners in the North America region. Binary Tree and our partners continue to be a winning combination as market leaders for migration software solutions and professional services to assist our collective customers with their Active Directory and messaging transformations." Fabrice Barbier, Binary Tree Director of Sales, EMEA, stated, “It is a pleasure to recognize the quality, breadth of experience and dedication of the growing European partner ecosystem. Sharing the awards is acknowledging our partners’ capacity to continue to increase market shares both via legacy Binary Tree solutions as well as by embracing the latest Binary Tree SMART Active Directory Migrator product offering.” As Binary Tree’s Senior Account Executive in Asia Pacific Japan, James Yip states, “It’s my pleasure to work with Go-IT in the region as they show dedication on the projects we work together. We look forward to working much closer with Go-IT during the rest of the year to further enhance our coverage for Binary Tree in the region.” As messaging specialists for more than 20 years and a Microsoft Gold Messaging Partner, Binary Tree provides messaging and collaboration transformation technology and solutions for the Microsoft platform in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments.

Happy Hamsters

Embargoed until 00.01 BST Wednesday 29 July 2015 Hamsters are the ubiquitous childhood pet: cute, cuddly, ready to sink their teeth deep into your finger … But how can you tell if your hamster is happy? And what can you do to improve their wellbeing? Scientists at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have published a study in the journal Royal Society Open Science revealing that hamsters in cages enriched with hammocks, extra bedding, ledges and chews show shifts in their cognition similar to those seen in people when happy. Enriched hamsters made more optimistic judgements about ambiguous information than they did when the enrichment was removed. This is the first study to demonstrate that positive shifts in emotion can be objectively measured in hamsters. The scientists trained Syrian hamsters to expect sugar water in a drinker placed at one location in a test arena and to expect bitter quinine water at another location. Hamsters were quick to approach the sugar water location, but stopped approaching the quinine location. The scientists then gave half of the hamsters a range of enrichment devices including hammocks, extra bedding, ledges and chews to increase opportunities to express natural behaviours and improve their mood, and measured how often hamsters approached ‘ambiguous’ drinkers placed in locations in between the sugar and quinine locations. The enriched hamsters approached the ambiguous drinkers more often than did the unenriched hamsters, suggesting they were more optimistic that the drinkers might contain sugar water. Dr Emily Bethell, LJMU Senior Lecturer in Primate Behaviour: “This study shows that hamsters housed in enriched environments make more optimistic judgements about otherwise ambiguous information. The important note for pet owners is that ensuring pets have adequate opportunities to express natural behaviours in captivity improves their mood and is essential for their welfare.’ Dr Nicola Koyama, LJMU Senior Lecturer in Ethology: “Judgement bias studies let us examine the effect of emotions on cognitive processes and are important measures for improving animal welfare. Hamsters are often a child’s first pet and we’ve shown that what goes into a cage (ledges, chews, hammocks and material to dig in) has a positive impact on a hamster’s emotional state and thus, their well-being.” When live the paper will be at: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rsos.140399 Dr Emily Bethell  and Dr Nicola Koyama  are based at the LJMU School of Natural Sciences and Psychology Interview contact details: Dr Emily Bethell,  +44 (0)151 231 2488 or +44 (0) 7702001272 E.J.Bethell@ljmu.ac.uk Images with credits on the media section of the LJMU Press Centre http://news.cision.com/liverpool-john-moores-university

Quarterly report Q2, April - June 2015

70,411  (44,104) · Net revenues -24,422 (-39,502) · Operating profit  Neg (Neg) · Operating margin -24,501 (-39,631) · Profit/loss after tax SEK -0.58 (-0.95) · Earnings per share Significant events during the second quarter · SEQR launches MyShop – the service that allows everyone to start-up a mobile e-commerce shop. The new MyShop feature in the SEQR app provides all users their own shop with a simple, secure and free of charge payment solution. To start using the store, it is as simple as taking a picture with your mobile device of what you want to sell, writing a brief description, and then attaching a price tag. Then create an advertisement with the QR code which is automatically delivered to your e-mail. The ad can then be disseminated in any and every media, such as advertising sites, Facebook, your own blog, or Tictail, or even printed out and hung up in a stairwell or on a bulletin board. The buyer scans the QR code and makes the purchase without the need to enter either his address or payment details, since this is already registered in the SEQR app. · SEQR is available in more than Colruyt, Okay, Bio-Planet, Cru, Dreamland, Dreambaby 500 stores as well as independent Spar stores. In autumn 2014, the Colruyt Group and SEQR began its cooperative efforts to work together. The first tests were made at selected e-commerce platforms and the cooperative efforts have now been expanded to include all physical stores. · SEQR continues to take advantage of its strengths in e-commerce and during the quarter Instant Checkout was released, which allows shopping on mobile devices with as few steps as possible. Along with the e-commerce provider E37, the solution has been integrated in mobile E37’s mobile-customized checkout, and SWEdala Outlet’s online store is a pilot customer. · SEQR goes live in Great Britain and the United States during the quarter.  Earlier this year, SEQR began its expansion into the U.S. market. In the past few months, with Daniel Bessmert, general manager of SEQR in the United States at the forefront, we have invested in building up our organization in the U.S. and establishing long-term strategic relationships with partners and resellers. SEQR is now one of very few providers in the world able to offer mobile payment solutions to companies operating in the global market, making it easier for both the retailer and consumer. With SEQR, merchants obtain a secure and more cost-effective alternative to traditional payment options, and consumers are able to shop both online and in physical stores - all with one single solution. · Seamless Vice President Ingrid Lindström will be leaving her position in autumn 2015. During the two years that Ingrid worked in the company, extensive development and structuring of work has been carried out in which Ingrid has played a prominent role and contributed in a decisive manner. CEO's Comment I am proud to announce that during the second quarter Seamless reports our highest quarterly revenue in a single quarter – 70 MSEK, which is an increase of 60% compared to same quarter 2014. All our three business divisions now show significant growth, after three years of heavy investment.  We also see a rapid decrease in our losses – down 39% compared to the second quarter 2014 – due both to higher revenues and to lower costs. The Transaction Switch division delivers a record result again with 23 MSEK in revenue and profit of 10 MSEK. This is an increase in profit of 326% compared to Q2 2014. The Distribution division has a revenue of 45 MSEK, showing growth of 45% on Q2 2014. For the first time, this division shows profit, 2 MSEK. Transactions through the SEQR interface increased with 48% compared to Q2 2014. Revenue from SEQR is lagging the increase in transactions and is still flat compared to Q2 2014. The revenue lag is partly because we made a choice to forgo advertisement revenue during the quarter. Instead of selling our advertisement space, we advertised our own SEQR rewards program during the whole period. If we had not made this choice, we could have had approximately half a million SEK more in revenue for SEQR, which would have meant that SEQR also would have posted a strong quarter. Our plan is to revert back to selling the advertisement space in the middle of Q3. We expect growth in revenue for 2015 compared to 2014 for SEQR. Overall, our revenue has increased from 44 MSEK in Q2 2014 to 70 MSEK in Q2 2015. This is the largest quarterly revenue that Seamless has ever reported and represents a growth of 60% compared to Q2 2014. Our losses have decreased significantly over the last two quarters from a peak of 51 MSEK in Q4 2014 to 24.5 MSEK in Q2 2015. Last year in Q2 2014, our losses were 40 MSEK, which means that we decreased our losses with 39% compared to Q2 2014 and with 52% from the peak loss in Q4 2014. This is a function of both a lower cost base and an increase in net revenue. The SEQR solution was launched and went into live production in the US and the UK during the quarter. These countries represent a large potential market for SEQR and we are now building our merchant and user base there. In the US, which has a different regulatory system compared to Europe, we need MTLs (money transfer license) to offer our full suite of products. Specifically our peer-to-peer (remittance) service. We have during the last year put considerable effort and investment into applying for MTLs which are necessary on a state by state basis. As I write this, we have received three MTLs, for Missouri, Iowa and Mississippi. We expect MTLs for the other states to be received one by one over the next twelve month period. A crucial component for our future success lies in always having a superior solution. The product development in all divisions is continuing at a strong pace, and we now can leverage on the architecture that has been built. This means that we can add products and features at a faster tempo with less investment than could be done earlier. This is key for going forward since every new feature and product means that we add new potential income streams. An example of this product development is in the SEQR business division, where we launched MyShop. This is a feature that lets any SEQR user create their own classified advertisement from within the SEQR app, with payment by SEQR built-in to the ad via a QR code. This solves a lot of problems that current classified ad channels have with payment logistics as well as with fraud and abuse. Maybe even more important is that MyShop is channel independent. Users can post this ad anywhere they want, whether on social media, on a classified ad site, or simply via emailing .This means that a MyShop ad can be displayed through any media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr or any of the existing classified channels such as Craigslist, Blocket, Ebay. With MyShop, everything becomes a classified ad channel. We also launched Instant Checkout which allows a SEQR user to buy from an online merchants with unprecedented speed and convenience, regardless of if the user is shopping through the mobile phone, PC, or any other electronic device. This increases conversion rate significantly for online merchants and therefore has a positive effect on the online merchants’ revenue, above and beyond the savings merchants receive by using SEQR over other payment methods When it comes to the financing of the company, we are constantly exploring the best solutions for our shareholders going forward. On this note, we launched a small convertible bond in a private placement the 17th of July. This issue should be seen as a limited part of a wider effort to fund the company for continued growth. Peter Fredell CEO Consolidated Revenues Seamless’ revenues increased during the First Quarter by 60 percent to SEK 70,411 thousand (44,104). The sales are distributed between the various business segments, with 33 percent (25) from the Transaction Switch business segment, 64 percent (71) from the Distribution business segment, and 3 percent (4) from the SEQR business segment. Financial Results · •           The consolidated operating loss amounted to SEK -24,422 thousand (-39,502) in the second quarter. · •           Second quarter net losses from financial items amounted to SEK -38 thousand (-108). · •           Earnings per share amounted to SEK -0.58 (-0.95) for the quarter. Personnel We had a total of 131 (160) employees at end of the quarter. In addition to this, Seamless has retained approximately 40 consultants – primarily in India, Ghana and Pakistan.  Investments During the quarter, investments have been made in a total amount of SEK 6,811 thousand (1,107). Product development costs have been capitalized at a value of SEK 5,126 thousand (5,514), while depreciation taken and amortization amounted to SEK -6,086 thousand (-4,138). Cash flow and financial position Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK -30,345 thousand (-27,822) for the second quarter. Bank deposits and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter amounted to SEK 21,019 thousand (224,807). The Group has interest-bearing liabilities in the form of leases for hardware amounting to SEK            -2,005 thousand (-3,152), divided between long-term debt of SEK -607 thousand (-1,231) and short-term debt of SEK -1,398 thousand (-1,921). The Company has no interest-bearing liabilities to banks or other credit institutions. Other than the above, the Group has no borrowings. Seamless has an equity ratio of 67 (84) percent. As announced in press releases and in the previous quarterly reports, savings measures have been implemented in the third and fourth quarter of 2014, which will result in an anticipated savings of approximately SEK 80 million on an annual basis. One of these savings measures has been to discontinue the Swedish part of the Seamless development department, which resulted in that about 30 people were not able to continue with the company. Additionally, Seamless has issued SEK 29 million of convertible debentures after the end of the period. The issue, which was fully subscribed, was sold to private and institutional investors, arranged by Evli Bank PLC, who acted as bookrunners for the deal. The successful completion of this issue gives Seamless an adequate working capital buffer. The board of directors of Seamless resolved to issue these bonds pursuant to the authorization granted at the latest annual general meeting of the company. The convertible loan amounts to a nominal value of not more than SEK 29 million and carries interest at an annual rate of seven (7) per cent. The convertible debentures have been subscribed at a value corresponding to 100 per cent of the nominal value and the conversion price is based on the VWAP of the Seamless share on 13 July 2015. The conversion price is SEK 8.55. The issue has been implemented with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights. The reason for the deviation is that the company wants to have a working capital buffer. A private placement of convertible debentures has, at this point in time, been deemed to be the most favourable way to obtain such financing for the company. The convertible loan will mature 364 days after the date of issue, unless conversion or distribution has occurred prior to this date. The payment for the convertible debentures shall be made in connection with the subscription, or such later date as the board of directors resolves. The issue of convertible debentures will entail, upon full conversion, a dilution for the current shareholders of Seamless of approximately 7.49 per cent after full dilution. Parent Company The parent company’s net sales for the quarter amounted to SEK 1,959 thousand (0) and net financial results amounted to a loss of SEK -2,231 thousand (-6,270). Net gains/losses in the parent company from financial items amounted to SEK 0 thousand (-52), and the parent company had bank deposits/cash on hand in the amount of SEK 736 thousand (198,758) at the close of the quarter. The parent company had 5 (5) employees at the close of the quarter.  For more information:  Daniel Hilmgård, CFO +46 709 968 333,  daniel.hilmgard@seamless.se Peter Fredell, CEO Seamless +46 8 564 878 00, peter.fredell@seamless.se This information is such information that Seamless Distribution AB (publ) is required to disclose pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was released for publication on 29 July 2015 at 07.50 am (CET)

The banknote and coin campaign is now underway

At the end of July, the Riksbank will launch the free app "Kolla pengarna" (Check your money):http://www.riksbank.se/en/Notes--coins/App-kolla-pengarna/This teaches how to recognise a genuine banknote and provides information on the banknote and coin changeover in Swedish, English and 29 other languages. There is also a game that involves sorting banknotes according to which are ne and the dates on which the old ones become invalid. The faster they are sorted, the more points are scored. The app also provides support for the visually-impaired, who can use it to scan a banknote and have the denomination read aloud by Governor of the Riksbank Stefan Ingves. "One-quarter of Sweden's population is still unaware that Sweden will be getting new banknotes and coins. We will be using several different channels to reach as many people as possible. The app will make it possible to haveinformation easily at hand and will provide assistance for the visually-impaired. A banknote game in the app offers a different and fun way to learn important dates in the changeover", says Christina Wejshammar, head of the Cash and Payment Systems Department. In September, every household in Sweden will receive a pamphlet on the banknote and coin changeover through its letterbox. Information on the new banknotes and coins is available at: www.riksbank.se/en/ andfacebook.com/kollapengarna In addition, there is an information film on the banknote and coin changeover, in Swedish: www.riksbank.se In August and September, the Riksbank will be holding exhibitions on the new banknotes at the six different locations in Sweden associated with the personalities on the new banknotes. Persons wishing to be reminded of important dates during the banknote and coin changeover can get push notifications via the app or reminders via text message by texting riksbanken start to 71120.

Eltel wins renewal of long-term contract with Orange Polska S.A.

The expected goals in the new contract are quality improvements to ensure high customer satisfaction, efficiency to gain cost reduction through synergies and to stay ahead of changing and increasing customer demands. The contract will also give Eltel improved position to win future business as service provider for fiber optics build and maintenance services. The new agreements enter into force in autumn 2015. The new service contracts in Poland are based on a geographical model where Eltel’s Communication segment will be the provider of copper lines installation services and fault repairs in the awarded regions. Peter Uddfors, President of Fixed Communication at Eltel comments: “We are proud to once again be selected as Orange main partner in Poland. Our focus and specialization with Fixed Communication provides excellent opportunities to enhance and improve end customer experience. Our coverage in Poland with over 1000 skilled employees ensures high connectivity for both copper and fiber based solutions.” About Orange Polska S.A. Orange Polska is Poland’s leading telecommunication provider, operating in all segments of the Polish telecom market. As at the end of 2014 Orange Polska had over 23 million customers of different services (mobile, fixed voice, broadband, TV). The company revenue achieved PLN 12.2 billion in 2014. Orange Polska is part of the French Orange Group. About Eltel Eltel is a leading European provider of technical services for critical infrastructure networks – Infranets – in the segments of Power, Communication and Transport & Defence, with operations throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and Africa. Eltel provides a broad and integrated range of services, spanning from maintenance and upgrade services to project deliveries. Eltel has a diverse contract portfolio and a loyal and growing customer base of large network owners. The number of employees is approximately 8,600 and in 2014, Eltel net sales amounted to EUR 1,242 million. For more information, please contact Gunilla Wikman, Investor Relations Manager at Eltel AB, tel: +46 725 843 630 gunilla.wikman@eltelnetworks.se Hannu Tynkkynen, Senior Vice President, Group Communications at Eltel AB,    tel: +358 40 3114503 hannu.tynkkynen@eltelnetworks.com

New Diamyd Medical-licensed patent issued

“This new patent may very well bring substantial value to Diamyd Medical since various preproinsulin derived compounds are being developed by others as Antigen Based Therapies (ABTs) in parallel with Diamyd Medical’s development of the GAD-based ABT, Diamyd®, says Anders Essen-Möller, President and CEO of Diamyd Medical. “The diabetes vaccine Diamyd® is clearly today’s leading candidate ABT for type 1 diabetes but any synergistic reinforcement of its efficacy is important. Like in cancer therapy, incremental improvements by combining compounds that hit the disease from different angles, is likely the winning path forward in the forthcoming battle for this multibillion USD market.” Diamyd Medical is collaborating with Professor Kenneth McCormick, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in a GABA/Diamyd® combo trial in 75 recent onset type 1 diabetes patients, ages 4-18 years. Recruitment has been ongoing since March this year. Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) is a major neurotransmitter. GABA taken orally is widely considered safe with few side effects (Tian, 2011), and is available over the counter in the US. Diamyd® has been used in clinical studies with more than 1,000 patients and has shown a good safety profile. In a European Phase III study Diamyd® showed good clinical effect in several subgroups, and a limited overall 16% efficacy (p=0.10) in preserving endogenous insulin secretion. Diamyd® is easy to administer in any clinical setting. Tian, Kaufman, et al showed that combining GABA with GAD-alum (Diamyd®), synergistically prolongs transplanted beta cell survival in an animal model for type 1 diabetes (PLoS One, (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21966502) 2011). More recently the same authors, (Tian, Kaufman et al, Diabetes, 2014), reported that combined treatment with GABA plus proinsulin synergistically restored normoglycemia and promoted beta cell replication in newly diabetic mice. In conclusion, GABA in combination with antigen based therapy (ABT) holds promise for type 1 diabetes intervention leading to restored or improved endogenous insulin production. Evidence is accumulating that GABA is an important compound for treatment and prevention for diabetes and other inflammatory diseases. GABA lowers the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and stimulates beta cell proliferation while it inhibits apoptosis. (Ligon, Diabetologia, 2007; Soltani, Proc  (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21709230)Natl Acad Sci USA, 2011; Birnir, Amino Acids 2013; Wan, 2015). Tian, Dang, Chen, Guan, Jin, Atkinson and Kaufman also showed that GABA regulates both the survival and replication of human beta cells. (Diabetes, 2013). Abstracts from related scientific articles are included in this press release as appendix further below. Ongoing studies with GABA and/or Diamyd® include: · GABA/ DIAMYD® – COMBINING GABA WITH DIAMYD® A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with GABA. The study comprises 75 patients between the ages of 4 and 18 recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 12 months. The aim of the combination treatment is to preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. The study is led by Professor Kenneth McCormick at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. The first patient was included in the study in March 2015. · DIABGAD-1 – COMBINING DIAMYD® WITH IBUPROFEN AND VITAMIN D A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with ibuprofen and vitamin D. The study comprises a total of 64 patients between the ages of 10 and 18 recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the combination treatment is to preserve the body’s residual capacity to produce insulin. The study runs at nine clinics in Sweden and is led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University, Sweden. 15 month results from the study are due in the fourth quarter of 2015. · DIAGNODE – DIAMYD® IN LYMPH GLANDS IN COMBINATION WITH VITAMIN D An open label study, where Diamyd® is administered directly into lymph nodes in combination with treatment with vitamin D. The study comprises five patients between the ages of 18 and 30 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 led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University, Sweden. The first patient was included in the study in February 2015. · EDCR IIa – COMBINING DIAMYD® WITH ETANERCEPT AND VITAMIN D An open label study, where Diamyd® is combined with etanercept and vitamin D. The study comprises 20 patients between the ages of 8 and 18 who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and will continue for a total of 30 months. The aim of the study is to evaluate the safety of the combination treatment and the effect on the immune system and the patients’ insulin producing capacity. The study is led by Professor Johnny Ludvigsson at Linköping University, Sweden. The first patient was included in May 2015. · DiAPREV-IT 1 – DIAMYD® A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 50 participants from the age of four have been enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson at Lund University, Sweden. Five year results are expected at the end of 2016. · DiAPREV-IT 2 – COMBINING DIAMYD® WITH VITAMIN D A placebo-controlled study, where Diamyd® is being tested in combination with vitamin D in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes, meaning that they have been found to have an ongoing autoimmune process but do not yet have any clinical symptoms of diabetes. A total of 80 participants between the ages of 4 and 18 will be enrolled in the study, which will last for five years. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether Diamyd® can delay or prevent the participants from presenting with type 1 diabetes. The study is led by Dr. Helena Elding Larsson at Lund University, Sweden. The first patient was included in March 2015. About Diamyd MedicalDiamyd Medical is dedicated to working toward a cure for type 1 diabetes and LADA. The Company’s projects include development of combination regimens with the GAD-based diabetes vaccine Diamyd® for arresting the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells. The Company exclusively licenses UCLA-rights to GAD65, the active ingredient in the vaccine, for which the last patent expires in 2032. Additionally, the Company exclusively licenses UCLA patents for using GABA for the treatment of diabetes and other inflammation-related conditions. Diamyd Medical is one of the major shareholders in the stem cell company Cellaviva AB, which is establishing a Swedish commercial bank for private family saving of stem cells in umbilical cord blood and other sources of stem cells. Stem cells can be expected to be used in Personalized Regenerative Medicine (PRM), for example, to restore beta cell mass in diabetes patients where autoimmunity has been arrested. Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser. APPENDIX Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2015 Feb 3;8:79-87. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S50642. eCollection 2015. GABAergic system in the endocrine pancreas: a new target for diabetes treatment. Wan Y, Wang Q, Prud'homme GJ. Excessive loss of functional pancreatic β-cell mass, mainly due to apoptosis, is a major factor in the development of hyperglycemia in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes (T1D and T2D). In T1D, β-cells are destroyed by immunological mechanisms. In T2D, while metabolic factors are known to contribute to β-cell failure and subsequent apoptosis, mounting evidence suggests that islet inflammation also plays an important role in the loss of β-cell mass. Therefore, it is of great importance for clinical intervention to develop new therapies. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA), a major neurotransmitter, is also produced by islet β-cells, where it functions as an important intraislet transmitter in regulating islet-cell secretion and function. Importantly, recent studies performed in rodents, including in vivo studies of xenotransplanted human islets, reveal that GABA exerts β-cell regenerative effects. Moreover, it protects β-cells against apoptosis induced by cytokines, drugs, and other stresses, and has anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory activities. It ameliorates the manifestations of diabetes in preclinical models, suggesting potential applications for the treatment of diabetic patients. This review outlines the actions of GABA relevant to β-cell regeneration, including its signaling mechanisms and potential interactions with other mediators. These studies increase our understanding of the regenerative processes of pancreatic β-cells, and help pave the way for the development of regenerative medicine for diabetes. Diabetes. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25146474) 2014 Sep;63(9):3128-34. doi: 10.2337/db13-1385. Combined therapy with GABA and proinsulin/alum acts synergistically to restore long-term normoglycemia by modulating T-cell autoimmunity and promoting β-cell replication in newly diabetic NOD mice. Tian J, Dang H, Nguyen AV, Chen Z, Kaufman DL. Antigen-based therapies (ABTs) fail to restore normoglycemia in newly diabetic NOD mice, perhaps because too few β-cells remain by the time that ABT-induced regulatory responses arise and spread. We hypothesized that combining a fast-acting anti-inflammatory agent with an ABT could limit pathogenic responses while ABT-induced regulatory responses arose and spread. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) administration can inhibit inflammation, enhance regulatory T-cell (Treg) responses, and promote β-cell replication in mice. We examined the effect of combining a prototypic ABT, proinsulin/alum, with GABA treatment in newly diabetic NOD mice. Proinsulin/alum monotherapy failed to correct hyperglycemia, while GABA monotherapy restored normoglycemia for a short period. Combined treatment restored normoglycemia in the long term with apparent permanent remission in some mice. Proinsulin/alum monotherapy induced interleukin (IL)-4- and IL-10-secreting T-cell responses that spread to other β-cell autoantigens. GABA monotherapy induced moderate IL-10 (but not IL-4) responses to β-cell autoantigens. Combined treatment synergistically reduced spontaneous type 1 T-helper cell responses to autoantigens, ABT-induced IL-4 and humoral responses, and insulitis, but enhanced IL-10 and Treg responses and promoted β-cell replication in the islets. Thus, combining ABT with GABA can inhibit pathogenic T-cell responses, induce Treg responses, promote β-cell replication, and effectively restore normoglycemia in newly diabetic NOD mice. Since these treatments appear safe for humans, they hold promise for type 1 diabetes intervention. Amino Acids. 2013 Jul;45(1):87-94. doi: 10.1007/s00726-011-1193-7. Epub 2011 Dec 13. GABA is an effective immunomodulatory molecule. Jin Z, Mendu SK, Birnir B. In recent years, it has become clear that there is an extensive cross-talk between the nervous and the immune system. Somewhat surprisingly, the immune cells themselves do express components of the neuronal neurotransmitters systems. What role the neurotransmitters, their ion channels, receptors and transporters have in immune function and regulation is an emerging field of study. Several recent studies have shown that the immune system is capable of synthesizing and releasing the classical neurotransmitter GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid). GABA has a number of effects on the immune cells such as activation or suppression of cytokine secretion, modification of cell proliferation and GABA can even affect migration of the cells. The immune cells encounter GABA when released by the immune cells themselves or when the immune cells enter the brain. In addition, GABA can also be found in tissues like the lymph nodes, the islets of Langerhans and GABA is in high enough concentration in blood to activate, e.g., GABA-A channels. GABA appears to have a role in autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis and may modulate the immune response to infections. In the near future, it will be important to work out what specific effects GABA has on the function of the different types of immune cells and determine the underlying mechanisms. In this review, we discuss some of the recent findings revealing the role of GABA as an immunomodulator. Diabetes. 2013, 62:3760-5. γ-Aminobutyric acid regulates both the survival and replication of human β-cells. Tian J, Dang H, Chen Z, Guan A, Jin Y, Atkinson MA, Kaufman DL. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) has been shown to inhibit apoptosis of rodent β-cells in vitro. In this study, we show that activation of GABAA receptors (GABAA-Rs) or GABAB-Rs significantly inhibits oxidative stress-related β-cell apoptosis and preserves pancreatic β-cells in streptozotocin-rendered hyperglycemic mice. Moreover, treatment with GABA, or a GABAA-R- or GABAB-R-specific agonist, inhibited human β-cell apoptosis following islet transplantation into NOD/scid mice. Accordingly, activation of GABAA-Rs and/or GABAB-Rs may be a useful adjunct therapy for human islet transplantation. GABA-R agonists also promoted β-cell replication in hyperglycemic mice. While a number of agents can promote rodent β-cell replication, most fail to provide similar activities with human β-cells. In this study, we show that GABA administration promotes β-cell replication and functional recovery in human islets following implantation into NOD/scid mice. Human β-cell replication was induced by both GABAA-R and GABAB-R activation. Hence, GABA regulates both the survival and replication of human β-cells. These actions, together with the anti-inflammatory properties of GABA, suggest that modulation of peripheral GABA-Rs may represent a promising new therapeutic strategy for improving β-cell survival following human islet transplantation and increasing β-cells in patients with diabetes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jul 12;108(28):11692-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1102715108. GABA exerts protective and regenerative effects on islet beta cells and reverses diabetes. Soltani N, Qiu H, Aleksic M, Glinka Y, Zhao F, Liu R, Li Y, Zhang N, Chakrabarti R, Ng T, Jin T, Zhang H, Lu WY, Feng ZP, Prud'homme GJ, Wang Q. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease characterized by insulitis and islet β-cell loss. Thus, an effective therapy may require β-cell restoration and immune suppression. Currently, there is no treatment that can achieve both goals efficiently. We report here that GABA exerts antidiabetic effects by acting on both the islet β-cells and immune system. Unlike in adult brain or islet α-cells in which GABA exerts hyperpolarizing effects, in islet β-cells, GABA produces membrane depolarization and Ca(2+) influx, leading to the activation of PI3-K/Akt-dependent growth and survival pathways. This provides a potential mechanism underlying our in vivo findings that GABA therapy preserves β-cell mass and prevents the development of T1D. Remarkably, in severely diabetic mice, GABA restores β-cell mass and reverses the disease. Furthermore, GABA suppresses insulitis and systemic inflammatory cytokine production. The β-cell regenerative and immunoinhibitory effects of GABA provide insights into the role of GABA in regulating islet cell function and glucose homeostasis, which may find clinical application. PLoS One. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21966502) 2011;6(9):e25337. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025337. Epub 2011 Sep 22. Combining antigen-based therapy with GABA treatment synergistically prolongs survival of transplanted ß-cells in diabetic NOD mice. Tian J, Dang H, Kaufman DL. Antigen-based therapies (ABTs) very effectively prevent the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) when given to young nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice, however, they have little or no ability to reverse hyperglycemia in newly diabetic NOD mice. More importantly, ABTs have not yet demonstrated an ability to effectively preserve residual ß-cells in individuals newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Accordingly, there is great interest in identifying new treatments that can be combined with ABTs to safely protect ß-cells in diabetic animals. The activation of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors (GABA-Rs) on immune cells has been shown to prevent T1D, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) and rheumatoid arthritis in mouse models. Based on GABA's ability to inhibit different autoimmune diseases and its safety profile, we tested whether the combination of ABT with GABA treatment could prolong the survival of transplanted ß-cells in newly diabetic NOD mice. Newly diabetic NOD mice were untreated, or given GAD/alum (20 or 100 µg) and placed on plain drinking water, or water containing GABA (2 or 6 mg/ml). Twenty-eight days later, they received syngenic pancreas grafts and were monitored for the recurrence of hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia reoccurred in the recipients given plain water, GAD monotherapy, GABA monotherapy, GAD (20 µg)+GABA (2 mg/ml), GAD (20 µg)+GABA (6 mg/ml) and GAD (100 µg)+GABA (6 mg/ml) about 1, 2-3, 3, 2-3, 3-8 and 10-11 weeks post-transplantation, respectively. Thus, combined GABA and ABT treatment had a synergistic effect in a dose-dependent fashion. These findings suggest that co-treatment with GABA (or other GABA-R agonists) may provide a new strategy to safely enhance the efficacy of other therapeutics designed to prevent or reverse T1D, as well as other T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. Fig 1. Synergistic effects of combined GAD/alum+GABA treatment to prolong transplanted syngenic ß-cell survival in diabetic NOD mice (Tian 2011 e25338) Diabetologia. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17318626) 2007 Apr;50(4):764-73. Epub 2007 Feb 22. Regulation of pancreatic islet cell survival and replication by gamma-aminobutyric acid. Ligon B, Yang J, Morin SB, Ruberti MF, Steer ML. AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Pancreatic islets have evolved remarkable, though poorly understood mechanisms to modify beta cell mass when nutrient intake fluctuates or cells are damaged. We hypothesised that appropriate and timely adjustments in cell number occur because beta cells release proliferative signals to surrounding cells when stimulated by nutrients and 'bleed' these growth factors upon injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In rat pancreatic islets, we measured DNA content, insulin content, insulin secretion after treatment, immunoblots of apoptotic proteins and the uptake of nucleoside analogues to assess the ability of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is highly concentrated in beta cells, to act as a growth and survival factor. This focus is supported by work from others demonstrating that GABA increases cell proliferation in the developing nervous system, acts as a survival factor for differentiated neurons and, interestingly, protects plants under stress. RESULTS: Our results show that DNA, insulin content and insulin secretion are higher in freshly isolated islets treated with GABA or GABA B receptor agonists. Exposure to GABA upregulated the anti-apoptotic protein B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia XL and limited activation of caspase 3 in islets. The cellular proliferation rate in GABA-treated islets was twice that of untreated controls. CONCLUSIONS/INTERPRETATION: We conclude that GABA serves diverse purposes in the islet, meeting a number of functional criteria to act as an endogenous co-regulator of beta cell mass.

Estranged daughter overturns mothers will

Heather llott went through a long court battle after her mother Melita Jackson left her £486,000 estate to animal charities when she died just over a decade ago. However, the Court of Appeal has ruled she should receive a third of the estate. Candice Jones, a wills expert at QualitySolicitors David Roberts & Co said the ruling will possibly weaken people's right to leave money to those they want to inherit it. She said the ruling would mean people could still disinherit their own children but would need to explain why they have decided to leave their money or assets to others. The court heard Mrs Ilott, 54, had eloped at the age of 17 with her boyfriend and, as a result, her mother had never forgiven her and did not want her to receive a penny of her estate, which was left to animal charities, the RSPCA, RSPB and Blue Cross charities. Mrs Ilott married her partner, and the couple live in the Home Counties. They have five children and the court heard Mrs Ilott planned to use the inheritance to buy their home. This week she was awarded a third of the estate because her mother hadn't left "reasonable provision" for her in the will. She'll now be able to buy her housing association property and won't lose her state benefits. Mrs Jones, whose firm are based in New Brighton  said ”This ruling means you can still disinherit your children but you'll have to explain in more detail what connects you to those you do leave money to. “This will make it easier for adult disinherited children to challenge wills and claim greater sums and this will almost certainly lead to a tidal wave of contested wills.” Mrs Jackson made her last will two years before her death in 2004 with a letter to explain why she had disinherited her daughter, referring to the fact she had walked out of her home as a teenager to live with her boyfriend. Mrs Ilott, who was an only child, had in 2007 won the right to an inheritance of £50,000 after a district judge concluded she had been "unreasonably" excluded by Mrs Jackson. That ruling was reversed, before Appeal Court judges ruled she was entitled to a share. When Mrs Ilott appealed to get the amount increased, Mrs Justice Parker dismissed this at the High Court in London, ruling in March 2014 that the previous decision that £50,000 was appropriate could not "be said to be wrong". However, in the latest hearing Lady Justice Arden said Mrs Ilott's mother had been "unreasonable, capricious and harsh" and ruled she should therefore receive a greater proportion of the estate. Pic: Candice Jones, Wills Expert at QualitySolicitors David Roberts & Co Any queries call Nolan PR on 01564 822861/ 07505 133302

Cenex chooses Chargemaster to take over Plugged-in Midlands electric vehicle charging network

Cenex, the Loughborough-based Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies, has chosen Chargemaster, the largest UK supplier and operator of chargepoints, to run the Plugged-in Midlands Network (PiM) following a competitive selection process. The Plugged-in Midlands estate of more than 870 chargepoints will be merged with Chargemaster’s POLAR network, which already comprises over 4,000 chargepoints across the country. The addition of the PiM chargepoints to the extensive POLAR network will make EV motoring even easier across the UK. Developments planned for the PiM network include access to chargepoints via smartphone app and a choice of tariffs, with many chargepoints remaining free to use. Across the UK, more than 80% of POLAR chargepoints are free. The agreement with Chargemaster, which has been approved by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), will consolidate the Midlands chargepoints within a wider national network. This will help improve customer service for motorists and chargepoint hosts.  Chargemaster, together with shareholders including BMW and wireless charging pioneer Qualcomm, has committed to transforming the PiM chargepoints through investment in supporting management systems. The company will also expand the network, with a short-term goal of adding over 100 new chargepoints in the coming months. Robert Evans, CEO of Cenex, commented: “Cenex has successfully grown the PiM network over the past five years to serve electric vehicle owners in the Midlands, and we are very proud of what has been achieved. Now is the time for the PiM network to transition to a specialist network operator that can expand the scope of the network, unify networks for national coverage, and invest in new services and an improved customer experience.  “Having reviewed Chargemaster’s track record, we are delighted that they have offered to invest in and grow the PiM network. We are convinced that electric car users will benefit from this step, as Chargemaster continues to maintain the chargepoints to the highest standards.” David Martell, Chargemaster CEO, said: “We are excited to be given the opportunity to take the excellent work that Robert and his team at Cenex have achieved over the last five years, together with the support of OLEV, and advance it to a new level with significant investment from the private sector. “We will be investing in many new chargepoints and back-end server technologies. We will also be working closely with existing stakeholders to make the Midlands a showcase that facilitates and promotes the ownership and operation of electric vehicles.” Originally established as part of the government-backed Plugged-in Places (PiP) initiative in 2010, the PiM scheme exceeded all expectations by part-funding more than 870 chargepoints across the Midlands. Following financial support from Government over the last three years, public sector operators have been opting to transfer operation of the chargepoints to self-sustaining business models, often with private sector partnerships. In 2013, Chargemaster won a competitive tender to take over the management of the Milton Keynes PiP network. It has successfully expanded the chargepoint network, many of which are rapid chargers that enable electric vehicles to charge in under 30 minutes. About Chargemaster Chargemaster Plc is the UK’s leading provider of electric vehicle-charging infrastructure. Benefiting from over 25 years of experience working within the telematics and vehicle-orientated industry, Chargemaster provides a comprehensive, flexible and practical range of electric vehicle-charging solutions. Its charging stations are specially developed to accommodate new technological advances and the growing demands of the electric vehicle industry. Chargemaster works in partnership with leading energy providers, vehicle manufacturers, government agencies, management consultancies, and property development and blue chip companies. Chargemaster is the largest UK supplier of public and workplace charging units in the UK, and has supplied over 10,000 charging points across Europe. The company operates its own manufacturing facility at Luton Airport, which currently produces over 2,000 charging units per month and operates to ISO9001 quality standards. Chargemaster Rachel Burgess, Torque AgencyTel: 020 7952 1070rburgess@torqueagencygroup.com About Cenex Cenex (www.cenex.co.uk), the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies, is a UK independent not-for-profit company. Cenex operates as a research and consultancy organisation, and has established its position as the leading independent expert in low carbon vehicles and energy infrastructure through the delivery of a range of research and demonstration trials.  Cenex has been a leading facilitator of e-mobility in the UK through support of early EV trials and for taking a lead in infrastructure deployment. Cenex launched the Plugged-in Midlands (PiM) project in December 2010 as one of the eight original OLEV-funded Plugged-in Places. The PiM project provided grants for organisations to install charging points across the East and West Midlands. The PiM project led to the installation of more than 870 charging points in a diverse range of locations, from town and city centres through to hotels, retail outlets and motorway service areas.  Cenex also manages the UK’s largest Low Carbon Vehicle Event (www.cenex-lcv.co.uk). Cenex Sue Glanville/Cate Bonthuys, Catalyst CommunicationsTel: +44 (0)771 581 7589/ +44 (0)774 654 6773sue@catalystcomms.co.uk / cate@catalystcomms.co.uk

BYD and ADL partner to supply Go-Ahead London with capital’s first, large-scale pure electric bus fleet

The move follows confirmation by Go-Ahead London that they are to introduce 51 emission-free, pure electric buses on routes 507 and 521, which operate between Waterloo and Victoria. The vehicles will be built on BYD chassis and powered by BYD’s technology-leading electric drivetrain. All 51 buses will be bodied by ADL, incorporating their market-leading Enviro200-like midi bus design. The Enviro200 is the world’s best-selling midi bus and renowned for its lightweight, easy access, manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency.   Go-Ahead London said today that it expects to introduce all 51 of the revolutionary new vehicles into service by August 27, 2016, signalling the introduction of London’s first, large-scale pure electric bus fleet. The move follows an announcement from Transport for London (TfL) earlier this month that it would electrify central London routes 507 and 521 as part of its drive to make all of its single deck buses emission-free by 2020. The new deal, worth £19 million, includes a full on-site repair and maintenance programme for the term of the contract and combines the strengths of ADL’s Enviro200 12m single deck (with 18,000 units sold worldwide) and BYD’s own design of Iron-Phosphate Battery technology and drivetrain system. The latter has been proven to deliver outstanding range and reliability in multiple international markets, covering millions of kilometres of passenger-carrying service. The decision by the two manufacturers to collaborate on this first fleet is a significant step. It brings together the proven, safe and long range capabilities of BYD’s pure electric buses (the company has 3,500 in service worldwide) with the outstanding and high quality vehicle design and UK build capability of ADL. The resulting vehicles, capable of carrying up to 90 passengers, will offer Londoners some of the most advanced zero emission buses in the world and provide opportunities for the two partner bus builders to work together in the future for the benefit of other bus operators, their passengers and the wider community. Both BYD and ADL see this latest development as a major step towards bus operations in the UK and around the world making a bold statement and major contribution on which to base clean air initiatives. Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe, said: “Working together with our partners and friends at ADL we can provide a truly optimised blend of expertise. Our deep experience of not only battery technology but the critical battery management systems and driveline components necessary to deliver unequalled range and reliability are matched to ADL’s strong track record in building low weight, attractive and durable buses. This combination will deliver a unique vehicle which we believe will have a strong appeal in London and elsewhere in the UK”. Colin Robertson, CEO of ADL, commented: “Technology is at the forefront of everything we do and this unique alliance with BYD represents a quantum leap into the future. Our combined strengths and, critically, the unified aftermarket support we are putting in place to support Go-Ahead London in the long-term, represents a fundamental of our combined business philosophy. The backing of Go-Ahead – in the form of this £19m contract – is a huge confidence booster and we are delighted to have emerged alongside BYD as the preferred bidder in what was a highly competitive process involving a raft of global competitors. I see this new initiative as a major turning point for ADL and our new technology partner, BYD.”  Richard Harrington, Engineering Director of Go-Ahead London, commented: “We are delighted to have placed this order with BYD and have every confidence that along with ADL they will deliver exactly what they promise, that is, the world’s most advanced, zero-emission, pure electric bus fleet – and one that will match the rigorous demands of the London operating environment. Go-Ahead is constantly striving to stay at the forefront of technology and to make a major contribution in the reduction of emissions and pollutants. This is a considerable step towards a cleaner, greener London bus fleet.” About BYD BYD Company Ltd. is the world’s largest maker of pure electric buses. Its vehicles have been trialled by 147 cities worldwide and proved to have significant operational cost benefits, as well as being totally environment friendly. Two of its single decks have been in service with Go-Ahead in London for 18 months and the successful in-service experience of these vehicles – which are able to complete a day’s route service on a single battery charge – has been instrumental in securing this latest contract. The world’s first pure electric double deck is also being developed by BYD and TfL recently announced that five will enter trial service with Metroline in London later this year. BYD is one of China’s largest companies to have successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services. As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally  friendly  battery  technologies  has  lead  to  the  development  of  the  BYD  Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future. BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies. For more information, please visit www.byd.com (http://file:///C:/Users/penny/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/A22LX4IU/www.byd.com) or www.facebook.com/bydcompany. About ADL Alexander Dennis Limited, known as ADL, is the UK’s biggest bus and coach manufacturer. It employs 2,500 people and supports a further 1,500 jobs in build partnerships around the world. It is a business that has enjoyed spectacular growth in recent years, quadrupling turnover and extending its global reach beyond the UK into Hong Kong, where it is market leader, China, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. ADL is an acknowledged world-leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of both two-axle and three-axle double decks. It also produces the world’s best-selling midi bus, the Enviro200. Further information from: Penny Peng, at BYD, on +31 -102070888 (office) penny.peng@byd.com Martin Hayes, at BYD, on +44 (0) 7836 21009 (mobile) martin@mchassociates.org Bill Simpson, at ADL, on +44 (0)1483 571271 (office) or 0776699 5000 (mobile) bill.simpson@alexander-dennis.com

Pirelli unveiled as sponsor of Salon Privé’s inaugural ‘Prestige & Performance’ Competition

Salon Privé is proud to announce its partnership with one of the greatest global brands, Pirelli, who will sponsor the exciting new ‘Prestige & Performance’ Competition on Saturday 5th September at Blenheim Palace. As the first Concours of its kind in the UK to uniquely pay homage to post-1975 supercars, this event allows spectators to see stunning cars from the last 40 years. Presented in The Great Court and paraded through Blenheim Palace’s beautiful grounds, it offers the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and smells of these fabulous vehicles first-hand. The innovative new competition is the centrepiece of The Salon Privé Supercar Show, the event’s first ever public day. Visitors on the Saturday will be dazzled by up to eighty motors, and the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most beautiful cars ever made promises to the be the highlight of any car fan’s calendar. Pirelli UK Managing Director Dominic Sandivasci said: “We are delighted to be working with Salon Privé for 2015. The event attracts owners of elite vehicles making it a perfect fit for us as we feature as Original Equipment on an abundance of the most prestigious and high performance cars in the world. Pirelli will be sponsoring Saturday’s proceedings at Blenheim Palace, namely the Pirelli 'Prestige & Performance’ Competition, which will see some of the world’s best supercars and hypercars being crowned the winners on the day." Salon Privé co-founder and Managing Director Andrew Bagley commented: “This is a hugely exciting new addition to Salon Privé for which we have a host of impressive cars taking part. “Pirelli’s sponsorship of the ‘Prestige & Performance’ Competition further underlines the importance of Salon Privé on the automotive events calendar and we are delighted to have yet another premium brand joining our growing list of sponsors, and headlining this competition.  This is the first time we’ve offered a weekend option and public day ticket for visitors and it promises to introduce a whole new generation to the passion and beauty of the world’s greatest cars.” Entrance tickets into the ‘Prestige & Performance’ area cost £20 and include access to the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace. For those wishing to have the full Salon Privé experience, there is the opportunity to upgrade to the Salon Privé exclusive enclosure. This includes luncheon and refreshments as well as full access to the fabulous Concours entries, stunning Super, Hyper and Concept cars and an amazing range of high-end luxury brands and products. With an entrance roster for the Pirelli Competition expected to include all the big luxury marques including Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Pagani, Porsche and more, participants of ‘Prestige & Performance’ can enjoy a range of classes including ‘Blink and it’s Gone’, ‘Road or Race or Both’ and ‘Feel the Breeze’. The full list of classes are: Celebrating 40 Years of the Iconic Ferrari 308 GTBCelebrating 10 Years in Production of the Bugatti VeyronRoad or Race or BothBuilt for SpeedFeel the BreezeGrace & PacePre-Millennium SupercarsBlink and it’s Gone Car owners wishing to enter their supercar are invited to register their interest here (http://www.jotformpro.com/form/50272645915962). Tickets are now on sale at www.salonpriveconcours.com  ENDS Media contactsMatt Sanger: 0207 952 1079 or msanger@torqueagencygroup.comRachel Burgess: 0207 952 1076 or rburgess@torqueagencygroup.com Editors’ notes About Salon Privé: Now in its 10th year, Salon Privé takes place from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th September at the stunning Blenheim Palace and is firmly established as the UK’s most prestigious Luxury Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance. The three-day event incorporates the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, Boodles Ladies’ Day and The Salon Privé Supercar Show, also showcasing The Pirelli ‘Prestige & Performance’ Competition, the EFG Art and Memorabilia Fair and The Salon Privé Sale in association with Silverstone Auctions.  The Tour d’Elégance takes place for Concours owners only on Wednesday 2nd September.  Salon Privé takes pride and place amongst the leading automotive shows of the world including the U.S.’s Pebble Beach and Italy’s Villa d’Este.  Visit www.salonpriveconcours.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalonPriveUK About Pirelli Founded in 1872, Pirelli has a presence in over 160 countries, with 22 manufacturing facilities on four continents and 38,000 employees. Involved in motor racing since 1907 it is currently the exclusive Formula 1® tyre manufacturer for the 2014-2016 championship seasons. Being among the main tyre makers globally Pirelli is world leader in the Premium segment where it has consolidated partnerships with top premium car manufacturers. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PirelliUK?fref=ts Instagram: https://instagram.com/pirelli_uk/

Investment from Simon Goodenough Spurs Next Phase of Growth at dsp

Award winning IT services provider dsp (http://www.dsp.co.uk/) is set to enjoy fast-tracked growth as it welcomes Simon Goodenough on-board as its new Executive Chairman. Simon Goodenough is part of a Private Investment Group that has agreed to fund the next phase of growth at dsp. Since 1999 dsp has been providing UK businesses with bespoke database and application managed services.  They support complex Oracle and Microsoft implementations for an array of mid-market, corporate and public sector clients. Now, DSP is setting its sights on further expansion with the appointment of Simon Goodenough (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=5311092) as company Chairman. As former Managing Director of Quantix and later Interoute, Simon brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the board in growing Oracle and Microsoft Managed Services companies. Phil (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1772461) Huntley, Managing Director says, “It’s a coup in our industry to get Simon onto the team and are anticipating significant growth within the coming months. We have already used the funds to make our first acquisition by acquiring the Oracle Managed Services contract base from FSR Management. We have also invested the funds by implementing next generation proactive monitoring software and processes so our customers will also see an immediate win too.” Boasting a foundation of 16 years commercial success developing and delivering Oracle and Microsoft solutions, dsp is a major player in the mid-market space.  As well it’s first acquisition and new monitoring infrastructure, dsp will also use the cash injection to acquire the services of Bobby Singh (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=22581383) as Managed Services Sales Director. With over 17 years of experience in providing solutions and services to organisations running mission critical databases, applications and infrastructure, Bobby has an in-depth understanding of how to augment sales strategies and manage successful sales organisations. Over the past 12 months dsp has enjoyed contract growth of over 100%. With Simon Goodenough as Chairman and Bobby Singh as Sales Director and a pool of cash to fund growth, the trend is only set to continue. Together the pair plan to roll out both organic and inorganic strategies designed to cement the company’s status as a global leader in innovative Managed Services and Cloud solutions. In the wake of its ongoing growth dsp has recently relocated its offices to Canary Wharf, London’s most prestigious business district to be closer to its current and prospective client base. To find out more about dsp and how its latest appointments and investment funds are set to help its clients save cash while streamlining operations, go to: http://www.dsp.co.uk

Acquisition strengthens Beijer Ref’s position in New Zealand and Australia

The Swedish refrigeration group, Beijer Ref AB, strengthens its operation in New Zealand and Australia by acquiring the refrigeration wholesale company, Realcold, which has its head office in Auckland, New Zealand, and around 20 branches in New Zealand and Australia. Beijer Ref is one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in the world and the acquisition of Realcold is a significant step forward in the company’s strategy to grow outside Europe. Realcold was founded in 1955, reports annual sales of more than SEK 260M and is the second largest refrigeration wholesaler in New Zealand. With the acquisition, Beijer Ref becomes the largest refrigeration wholesaler in New Zealand. “New Zealand and Australia are interesting growth markets for Beijer Ref. With the large food exports and growing tourism industry of these countries, there is a significant need for efficient refrigeration plants”, says Per Bertland, CEO of Beijer Ref. In New Zealand, Realcold has 10 branches, 68 employees and sales of SEK 135M. In Australia, the company has established an operation since 1999. Realcold has its distribution centre in Brisbane, eleven branches, 52 employees and sales of 157M. “The company has a broad product portfolio with brands such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Tecumseh, Emerson Copeland and Gree. However, the range will now be complemented with Beijer Ref’s product programme. In addition to synergies on the purchasing side, we will contribute our European refrigeration-technology expertise and contribute with new eco-friendly refrigeration technology in New Zealand and Australia”, continues Per Bertland. The acquisition of Realcold together with our acquisition of the refrigeration wholesale companies, RNA Engineering & Trading in Malaysia and Patton in New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and India, during the spring has given Beijer Ref a stable foothold in the Australasia region, with total sales approaching SEK 800M. Realcold will be integrated into Beijer Ref’s organisation and is expected to be included in the consolidated accounts from October 2015. The acquisition is expected to have a marginal positive effect on Beijer Ref’s net income in 2015. The acquisition is subject to approval by the competition authorities in New Zealand. Malmö, 29 July 2015 Beijer Ref AB (publ) For further information, please contact: Per Bertland, CEO Telephone +46 40-35 89 00 Mobile +46 705-98 13 73 or Jonas Lindqvist, CFO Telephone +46 40-35 89 00 Mobile +46 705-90 89 04 BEIJER REF AB is a technology-oriented trading Group which, through added-value products, offers its customers competitive solutions within refrigeration and climate control. Beijer Ref is one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in the world, and is represented in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Holland, Norway, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Australia and New Zealand. www.beijerref.com

Securitas AB to publish Interim Report on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

App. 13.00 Report release. The report will be sent as a press release from Cision (www.cision.se) and will automatically be published on www.securitas.com when released. 14.00 Presentation slides available. For presentation slides, follow the link www.securitas.com/presentations 15.00 Telephone conference and audio cast Analysts and media are invited to participate in a telephone conference at 15.00 p.m. (CET) where Securitas CEO Alf Göransson will present the report and answer questions. The telephone conference will also be audio casted live via Securitas’ website. Please note! No information meeting will take place at Securitas headquarters at Lindhagensplan in Stockholm. To participate in the telephone conference, please dial in five minutes prior to the start of the conference call: The United States: + 1 855 269 2605 Sweden:   + 46 (0) 8 519 993 55 United Kingdom:  + 44 (0) 203 194 0550 To follow the audio cast of the telephone conference via the web, please follow the link www.securitas.com/webcasts. A recorded version of the webcast will be available on the same web page after the telephone conference. Subscribe to press releases and financial information. To receive press releases and financial reports from Securitas, please follow the link  www.securitas.com/subscribe and follow the instructions. Information: Micaela Sjökvist, Head of Investor Relations    Phone: +46 10 470 30 13. Mobile: +46 (0) 76 116 7443 Gisela Lindstrand, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Phone: +46 10 470 30 11. Mobile: +46 (0)70 287 86 62

Medivir announces start of a phase I clinical trial of the nucleotide polymerase inhibitor AL-704 for treatment of hepatitis C

Stockholm, Sweden — Medivir AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: MVIR) today announces the start of a phase I clinical trial with AL-704, also known as JNJ-54257099, by Alios Biopharma Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. AL-704 is a nucleotide based NS5B polymerase inhibitor intended for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in combination with other direct acting antiviral agents.Medivir entered a Research & Development agreement in the field of HCV polymerase with Janssen Products LP in May 2008. AL-704 is the second candidate drug under this agreement that enters into clinical development, and thus no additional milestone payment is due for this specific step of development.This phase I study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 3-part study of orally administered AL-704 to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of single ascending doses (Part 1) and food-effect (Part 2) in healthy volunteers, and multiple doses (7 days) in subjects with chronic hepatitis C infection of genotype 1 and 3 (Part 3).Approximately 150 million people are chronically infected with HCV globally*. When left untreated, HCV causes progressive liver disease in many of those who are chronically infected, and this can lead ultimately to cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and a requirement for liver transplantation. However the infection is curable with combinations of antiviral agents, and nucleotide inhibitors of the viral polymerase have been shown to be central to some of the most effective drug combinations for treating HCV.Further information about the study can be found at www.clinicaltrials.govFor further information, please contact:Ola Burmark, CFO Medivir AB, mobile: +46 (0)725-480 580.Medivir is required under the Securities Markets Act to make the information in this press release public.The information was submitted for publication at 17.00 CET on 29 July 2015.About MedivirMedivir is a research based pharmaceutical company with a research focus on infectious diseases and oncology. We have a leading competence within protease inhibitor design and nucleotide/nucleoside science and we are dedicated to develop innovative pharmaceuticals that meet great unmet medical need. Our commercial organization provides a growing portfolio of specialty care pharmaceuticals on the Nordic market. Medivir is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List. *http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/

The end of an era – York explores the legacy of Richard III during JORVIK Medieval Festival

Few historic kings have received as much coverage and discussion over the last two years as the last medieval monarch, Richard III, and stories from his recent rediscovery, to the myths surrounding his life will be explored during a series of highlight events and lectures during the JORVIK Medieval Festival. One of the headline events of this year’s festival will be a lecture by Philippa Langley – the screenwriter who led the ‘Looking for Richard Project’ which successfully unearthed the long-lost Sovereign. The event, which takes place at York Guildhall on 25 August, will explore the years of research – and a long battle to actually dig where the team thought Richard might be buried – that led to his discovery. “We were delighted when Philippa agreed to contribute exhibits to the Richard III Experience in Monk Bar, so it is wonderful to be welcoming her back for this lecture when she can tell the story of this remarkable investigation in her own words,” comments Sarah Maltby, director of attractions for the JORVIK Group, which organises the festival. “When you hear of all the obstacles faced by the team before they broke the first piece of ground, this discovery really was like finding a needle in a haystack, and yet it has such huge ramifications for our understanding of this often maligned monarch.” Indeed, the mythology surrounding Richard III will be explored and examined by historian and author Dr John Ashdown-Hill on 22 August at York Explore. As a member of the University of Leicester’s Richard III Project, Dr Ashdown-Hill will share unique insights into the monarch, addressing some of the contemporary stories which the recent discovery has proved to be inaccurate, and looking at what some of the new findings have revealed about the King’s lifestyle. The relationship of Richard III to his beloved city of York throughout his life will be reviewed by Dr Sarah Rees Jones of the University of York on 23 August at York Explore, whilst his son – Edward of Middleham – will be the focus of a lecture at Barley Hall on 24 August by Ricardian historian, Peter Hammond. The only legitimate son of Richard III was created Prince of Wales in York Minster in 1483, but sadly died the following year. Other events relating to the Plantagenet monarch include a living history encampment at The Crooked Billet in Saxton, near Tadcaster on 3 August (12 noon until 3.00pm), and a series of walks around York’s city walls, starting from the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar and finishing at the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, with an expert guide bringing tales of one of the most turbulent periods on English history – the Wars of the Roses – to life. The 90 minute walk takes place daily from 24 – 28 August at 2.30pm. Full details of all of the events in the JORVIK Medieval Festival, including how to book, are available online at www.jorvikmedievalfestival.com ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:    jay@pyperyork.co.uk Photographs are available by following the links at the bottom of this email, or from http://news.cision.com/the-jorvik-group-of-attractions 

Montgomery College Partners with Lockheed Martin and Industry Leaders to Launch Healthcare Technology Alliance

The alliance will foster collaboration with industry and academic partnersLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced Tuesday the formation of a new healthcare technology alliance, combining the expertise of leading health IT providers, medical technology companies, and academic institutions to advance public health.The Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance’s founding members include: Cisco, Cloudera, Illumina, Intel and Montgomery College.“Federal health IT is a dynamic and growing sector,” said Horace Blackman, vice president of Health & Life Sciences at Lockheed Martin. “Through collaboration between health IT industry and academic partners, this team will develop and refine technologies that will help guide decisions for care, diagnosis and treatment of disease while protecting critical health information.”The members of the Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance will collaborate on technology solutions that help improve care in rapidly evolving and growing areas of health technology such as those that: secure patient medical information; leverage advances in genomic research; and apply big data solutions to improve public health.Alliance partners are already making progress on complex health information technology solutions. Lockheed Martin and Illumina are collaborating to develop tailored solutions for national-scale genomics programs. Lockheed Martin systems integration and data analytics experience compliments Illumina's recognized leadership in genomic sequencing and analysis. This collaboration has the potential to create a complete offering for customers — the most advanced tools and best practices in large-scale genomic solutions.“We are so pleased to be a part of this forward-thinking alliance; joining industry and academic research is the best way to spark innovation,” said Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. “Together, we can do great things.”For additional information, visit the Lockheed website at www.lockheedmartin.com/hta.About Montgomery College 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. About Lockheed MartinHeadquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.

Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi adds 12 new countries to its roaming-free zone

Uros (http://uros.com/?utm_source=press_release&utm_medium=cision&utm_campaign=12_vodafone_countries) today announces it has added 12 new countries to its Goodspeed mobile internet (https://goodspeed.io/?utm_source=press_release&utm_medium=cision&utm_campaign=12_vodafone_countries) service coverage. The service that offers affordable mobile data helping companies overcome their connectivity challenges now covers the majority of the globe and enhances its presence in Africa in particular. This announcement follows a recent partnership with Vodafone to increase the Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi footprint. The first stage of the agreement has now been implemented with 12 new destinations available on Goodspeed; Albania, Malta, Romania, Turkey, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and New Zealand. In the new African destinations and New Zealand, Goodspeed users can now consume up to 500 MB of data a day for a flat rate of £8.20 (or $13.99), and in the new European destinations for £4.90 (or $7.99). Goodspeed’s fixed and affordable fees guarantee predictable mobile data costs for companies whose mobile employees depend on a data connection to stay productive when travelling. The secure personal Wi-Fi connection also ensures the company data is kept inside the business even when the staff is on the go. Tommi Uhari, CEO of Uros, comments: “By enhancing Goodspeed’s offering on such a large scale it is a huge acceleration in our campaign to put an end to mobile connectivity issues. I’m especially excited that we can now offer our service in large parts of Africa which is the fastest growing mobile market in the world, and where roaming fees have been checkered.” The service is enabled by the Goodspeed hotspot, which can accommodate and switch automatically between ten SIM cards. The device and destination SIM cards can be purchased from goodspeed.io (https://goodspeed.io/?utm_source=press_release&utm_medium=cision&utm_campaign=12_vodafone_countries) and through Goodspeed direct sales channels, including Business Sales and official Goodspeed distributors before travelling.

Enea signs 3 MEUR service deal with a global telecom company

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 30, 2015. Enea (NASDAQ OMX Nordic: ENEA) has signed a new service agreement with a leading telecom company valued at 3 MEUR over a period of 3 years. The customer, who is a global telecom provider has selected Enea as vendor based on Enea’s capabilities to deliver best services in automated and manual testing solutions. Enea’s Professional Services team, located in Romania, has delivered high quality services during a long relation lasting for more than 10 years, which have positioned them as main vendor for customers’ testing and acceptance division. They have provided this customer with a complex services package over a large range of technologies including specialized engineering expertise, flexible delivery models and the strength of onsite program management. “We have a good relationship with this customer since many years back. I am glad to see that the customer selected Enea based on our capabilities to deliver best services in automated and manual testing solutions which requires personnel with specialized engineering expertise.” said Anders Lidbeck, President and CEO for Enea.” This information is such that Enea AB (publ) is to publish in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on July 30, 2015 at 10.30 CET. For more information visit www.enea.com/investors or contact: Anders Lidbeck, President & CEOE-mail: anders.lidbeck@enea.com Sofie Sarhed, Investor RelationsPhone: +46 70 971 40 05E-mail: sofie.sarhed@enea.com About Enea Enea is a global supplier of Linux and real-time operating system solutions, including middleware, tools, databases, and world class services, with a vision to enable communication everywhere. As a trusted and respected player in the embedded software eco system, Enea has for more than four decades delivered value and helped customers develop and maintain ground-breaking products. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on Enea’s technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. For more information please visit www.enea.com or contact us at info@enea.com Enea®, Enea OSE®, Netbricks®, Polyhedra® and Zealcore® are registered trademarks of Enea AB and its subsidiaries. Enea OSE®ck, Enea OSE® Epsilon, Enea® Element, Enea® Optima, Enea® Optima Log Analyzer, Enea® Black Box Recorder, Enea® LINX, Enea® Accelerator, Polyhedra® Lite, Enea® dSPEED Platform, Enea® System Manager and Embedded for Leaders(TM) are unregistered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries. Any other company, product or service names mentioned above are the registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective owner. © Enea AB 2015.

UN Report Warns Borneo’s Orangutans Face Severe Threats from Land Cover and Climate Change

Over 80 percent of the orangutan’s remaining habitat in Borneo could be lost by the year 2080 if the island’s current land-use policies remain intact, according to a new United Nations report led by Liverpool John Moores University’s Professor Serge Wich. The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: Impacts of Change in Land Cover and Climate (download (http://www.unep.org/pdf/Borneo-Report-Executive-Summary.pdf)), which was published by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Liverpool John Moores University, in collaboration with the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), states that the massive conversion of Borneo’s forests for agricultural development – primarily oil palm – will leave the endangered orangutans fragmented and facing extinction in a number of areas. In addition, the environmental impact of climate change exacerbated by the deforestation of Borneo could result in severe floods, temperature rises, reduced agricultural productivity and other negative effects. The report was presented at the GRASP Regional Meeting – Southeast Asia, held on Borneo in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. “The current policies for land conversion on Borneo are simply unsustainable,” said Professor Serge Wich. “Our models show that the effects will worsen over time, leading to greater and greater loss of suitable land, not just for orangutans, but for the human population as well.” Borneo is Asia’s largest island and is jointly ruled by three nations: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia in the south. Borneo’s deforestation rate has been among the world’s highest for over two decades, and 56 percent of the protected tropical lowland forests – an area roughly the size of Belgium – was lost between 1985 and 2001. The Future of the Bornean Orangutan uses different climate and land-cover scenarios for the years 2020, 2050 and 2080 and models the individual and combined effect of both factors on the orangutan habitat. In each, dramatic rises in temperature brought on by deforestation and the loss of land cover cause serious damage to the island’s biodiversity, with the combined model showing an even more pronounced impact than either factor alone. UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner urged adoption of programmes that measure the natural capital of a region and offer payment for ecosystem services to mitigate these threats. “Now, it is time to utilize these approaches and divert from an unsustainable pathway to development,” he wrote in the report’s foreword. “It is clear that a future without sustainable development will be a future with a different climate and, eventually, without orangutans, one of our closest relatives.” An estimated 55,000 Bornean orangutans remain in the wild, split into three distinct subspecies. But orangutans’ solitary nature and slow reproductive rates leave them particularly vulnerable to forest loss. Models incorporating projected changes to climate and to land cover indicate that 68-81% of the current orangutan habitat might be lost by 2080. Among the report’s recommendations to curb the impact of agricultural conversion are: 1.) Immediate identification and protection of priority orangutan populations and habitats, 2.) Connection of key orangutan sites through the creation of corridors, so as to ensure the species’ mobility and viability, 3.) conversion to more sustainable methods of agricultural use for palm oil and other crops, and 4.) support for REDD+ and other forest protection programmes. Report: The Future of the Bornean Orangutan: Impacts of Change in Land Cover and Climate (download (http://www.unep.org/pdf/Borneo-Report-Executive-Summary.pdf)) Watch the Borneo report book launch in Kota Kninabalu during the GRASP regional meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvoIFZ6_dXs Interview contact details:  Professor Serge Wich   s.a.wich@ljmu.ac.uk  

New Director appointments at recently expanded GoldMoney

GoldMoney promotes two new Jersey Directors following its acquisition by BitGold Canada. The new roles come as the completed acquisition sets the framework for the first global, full-reserve and gold-based financial services business. Katy Millington has been appointed Director of GoldMoney’s Jersey-based entities and General Counsel of GoldMoney Group, which includes both the BitGold and GoldMoney subsidiaries respectively. Previously, Katy held the role of Legal Counsel and Head of Compliance for GoldMoney,  since she joined the company in 2013. Prior to this she was an Associate with Collas Crill, Jersey, and Steptoe & Johnson LLP’s London office, where she worked within the dispute resolution & regulatory teams. Katy says the new GoldMoney Group is good for customers, Jersey and staff, “The acquisition by BitGold allows us to continue serving our valued clients while benefitting from our Canadian parent’s innovative technology. I am so excited to be a Director at this fantastic time for our business; we are currently recruiting and our development can only be a good contributor to Jersey’s global reputation as the newly enhanced company expands its international reach.” Kerry Sharman has also been appointed Director of GoldMoney’s Jersey-based entities and Head of Operations for the Jersey-based business. Kerry was formerly Head of Finance and Risk with GoldMoney, but his new role will also encompass dealing, settlements, and information technology. He has been at GoldMoney for nearly three years and came to the company with vast investment experience. “This is a dynamic industry and one which is expanding worldwide as people look for alternative methods to preserve their wealth. The timing of the BitGold deal couldn’t be better and I am really looking forward to working with the team here and our new colleagues in Canada, and taking the business forward.” Before joining GoldMoney, Kerry was a financial controller for Ashburton and Gartmore Fund Managers, and worked with UBS AG with responsibiliies including financial accounting. Roy Sebag, GoldMoney’s CEO said, “We have made these promotions from within the legacy company to provide for stability and continuity. Both Kerry and Katy have an excellent track record and I’m pleased that they will keep a steady hand on the Jersey business as we forge ahead with our joint global plans.”  


Britain’s largest energy provider, British Gas, is to fit Michelin CrossClimate tyres to its fleet of 13,000 commercial vehicles. Fleet Manager Colin Marriott tested the tyre at its launch event in Geneva, comparing the new technology to Michelin’s summer and winter ranges as well as some competitors’ all-season tyres. He says: “I was impressed by the performance of the CrossClimate tyres. On dry roads there was absolutely no doubt they performed as well as Michelin’s summer tyres, and they outperformed the winter tyres and all-season tyres by some margin.” He adds: “It was a very easy decision for us to fit these tyres, due to the quality of the product.” British Gas will be asking OEMs to supply CrossClimate tyres on its new vehicles where possible. All replacement tyres will be fitted by ATS Euromaster, which has already hailed the tyre as a ‘true game-changer’ for the UK fleet sector. The CrossClimate offers the benefits of a summer tyre for dry or wet braking, total mileage and energy efficiency, while also boasting the traction and braking performance of a winter tyre on cold and snow-covered roads – making it perfect for the UK’s often unpredictable weather. After being evaluated by three independent European testing organisations – TÜV SÜD, Dekra Test Centre and UTAC CERAM –­ the CrossClimate tyre has obtained Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) approval, meaning it can be used in countries that require special winter equipment at clearly defined times of the year. The tyre has also earned the top ‘A’ rating for wet braking on European tyre labels and ‘C’ for rolling resistance, with a noise rating of 68 decibels. With a V-shaped tread and self-blocking 3D sipes, the tyre is designed to optimise traction in snow. Described as a “claw” effect, the vertical and lateral waves of the sipes give the tread blocks greater rigidity, while also benefiting longevity, steering precision and general dry road performance due to its ability to resist heat build-up. The CrossClimate tyre is currently available in 23 dimensions, covering 76% of all car and car-derived van tyres in sizes from 15 to 17 inches, with Michelin to launch additional sizes next year. Andy Fern, Michelin’s Head of Fleet, says: “By fitting CrossClimate, motorists can drive safely the entire year without needing to change tyres. CrossClimate fitments address an increasingly urgent need among business motorists to feel safer when faced with unstable, unpredictable weather.” ends About Michelin (www.michelin.co.uk) Michelin, the leading tyre company, is dedicated to sustainably improving the mobility of goods and people by manufacturing, distributing and marketing tyres for every type of vehicle. It also offers innovative business support services, digital mobility services and publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 170 countries, has 112,300 employees and operates 68 production plants in 17 countries. The Group also has a Technology Centre, responsible for research and development, with operations in Europe, North America and Asia. (www.michelin.com) For further press information please contact: David Johnson, Michelin Press OfficeTel: + 44 (0) 1782 402341      Email: d.johnson@uk.michelin.com James Keeler or Andy Hemphill, Garnett Keeler PR, Inver House, 37-39 Pound Street,Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3PGTel: +44 (0)20 8647 4467   Fax: +44 (0)20 8544 4711   E-mail: james.keeler@garnettkeeler.com / andy.hemphill@garnettkeeler.com MICHF/220/15

BioGaia’s oral health probiotic reduces Candida in the elderly

After 12 weeks of intervention with two lozenges per day of Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis there was a statistically significant reduction of 53 per cent in the proportion of patients that had high Candida counts in both saliva and plaque in the probiotic group whereas there was no difference in the placebo group. Candida a common problemOral candidosis, or Candida-associated stomatitis, is common among the elderly and is often associated with factors such as antibiotic treatment, an impaired immune system, neglected oral hygiene and smoking. In frail elderly patients the condition may be more or less chronic or frequently recurrent and may require long-term or repeated antifungal medication with the risk of resistant strains. Furthermore, the long-term effects of antifungal drugs on the oral microbiota are unclear. ”As Candida affects a large number of our elderly population the new and positive results could make BioGaia’s oral health probiotic ProDentis an attractive alternative to conventional antifungal drugs”, says Peter Rothschild, President, BioGaia. The study was published in Journal of Dental Research (http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/07/22/0022034515595950.abstract) 22 July 2015. Study facts are found here (http://www.biogaia.com/sites/biogaia.com/files/Study_facts_Twetman_2015.pdf). Latest press releases from BioGaia2015-06-30 Number of shares in BioGaia2015-06-24 BioGaia subsidiary IBT takes rapid steps in development of a drug for premature infants2015-06-12 BioGaia evaluates the possibility of a separate listing of Infant Bacterial Therapeutics AB BioGaia has published this information in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was issued for publication on 30 July 2015, 01:00 pm CET.

Major Partner Museums funding creates cultural jobs for the Humber Region

Funding released to the Humber Museums Partnership as part of Arts Council England’s Major Partner Museums programme is helping to create seventeen new roles for the Humber region. The seventeen roles, spread across different projects at the Ferens Art Gallery, Wilberforce House Museum, Hull Maritime Museum, The Treasure House in Beverley, The North Lincolnshire Museum and Normanby Hall in North Lincolnshire, will help further develop the Humber’s region’s reputation for cultural excellence in the build-up to the City of Culture in 2017. Hull, along with local authority run museums and historic houses across the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, form the Humber Museums Partnership. Last year the partnership achieved Major Partner Museums status  & funding following its highly successful £1 million ‘Joining Up The Humber Museums’ initiative, which saw collaborative exhibitions, roadshows and educational projects taking place right across the Humber region. “Everyone working in the cultural sector knows that centrally-funded budgets are facing real cuts, and so those managing museums and historic collections need to look to work smartly to ensure that they continue to deliver world-class cultural experiences.  Our work as part of the Joining Up The Humber Museums Partnership demonstrated that we can do this on a region-wide scale, so we were delighted to receive the Major Partnership Museums accolade from Arts Council England.  Under the banner of the Humber Museums Partnership, this brings more funding to our region to enable continued collaboration and an even greater depth of community involvement in the stunning collections held across the region,” comments Director of Cultural Services for Hull Culture & Leisure, Simon Green. The amount to be released as part of the package is still to be confirmed, as funds available to Arts Council England will be reviewed in the coming months following the first budget of the new government.  However, funding is secure for these seventeen roles for curatorial staff and technicians for a full year, with the option to renew once the Arts Council England funding is confirmed. For more information on the roles, please search for ‘Hull’ on www.museumsjobs.com ENDS Notes to editors:  Humber Museums Partnership are one of 21 Major Partner Museums announced by Arts Council England to receive funding of £22.6 million in the year 2015/16.  For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:    jay@pyperyork.co.uk

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Becomes First Community College Campus in the Nation to Earn "Green Seal" Certification

Montgomery College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus has been awarded Green Seal certification for cleaning services, becoming the first community college in the country to ever earn certification under the GS-42 standard for Commercial and Institutional Cleaning Services. Green Seal is the nation's premier environmental organization and the original "Green Seal of Approval.""We are so proud to have received this certification because it aligns our cleaning operations with one of our College values, sustainability," said Terrence Evelyn, director of facilities on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.Green Seal's certification process involves an in-depth review of the cleaning service's processes, procedures, and purchasing records. It also includes an on-site audit of facilities cleaned by the service. Periodic monitoring is required to maintain certification."We now recognize the significant role each custodian plays in protecting the health and well-being of the students, faculty and staff," Evelyn said. "There has been a positive change in the overall motivation and outlook of each custodian as training, environmental and procedural changes are implemented."Certification means that a cleaning service has been evaluated according to Green Seal's science-based standard, without bias or conflict of interest. Cleaning services qualifying for certification must meet environmental and health requirements for cleaning operations, cleaning techniques, waste reduction and environmentally responsible procurement, as well as requirements for communications and training. More information on the GS-42 standard can be found at this link.About Green SealThe original "Green Seal of Approval" was founded in 1989 to help safeguard the health of people and the planet. As an independent, science-based standards developer and certification body, Green Seal identifies products and services that are environmentally responsible, and provide public education for creating a more sustainable world. Call 202-872-6400 for more information, or visit www.GreenSeal.org for links to all Green Seal standards and certified products and services. About Montgomery CollegeMontgomery 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.

Consumer Reports Provides Incomplete Picture of Auto Insurance

CHICAGO, IL – The following statement by the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is in response to “Consumer Reports” recent study on car insurance rates. The following statement can be attributed to David Snyder, PCI’s vice president of policy development and research. “The auto insurance industry serves the driving public well by providing a highly competitive and pro-consumer marketplace that gives consumers many options to choose from. As a result, if you don’t like your quote or the cost of your insurance, you can always shop around for a better price and we encourage consumers to do so. “One of the benefits of shopping around is that if consumers have questions or concerns about how their price was determined, their agent or company can walk them through the process and discuss ways to adjust the price and coverage offerings. “It’s also important for consumers to understand that what Consumer Reports calls “socioeconomic factors” are not that at all, but rather different ways to predict the likelihood of someone having an accident or filing a claim other than just relying on state motor vehicle records which are plagued by many omissions and unreported events. For example, just think about that person that sped by you on the freeway but didn’t get pulled over, or that ticket that doesn’t go on your record because you completed an “online safe driving” course. It’s also important to note that insurance scores are a strong predictor of the likelihood of someone having an accident or filing a claim and insurers’ real-world data as well as numerous studies have repeatedly proven that. These studies also show that the vast majority of consumers benefit from the use of this kind of factor, that’s why nearly all regulators allow it in their states. “Unlike many other prices consumer pay for goods and services, auto insurance prices are heavily regulated by each state. There are laws governing insurers’ use of each underwriting and rating factor, especially credit, in determining insurance prices. Almost every state regulates to ensure that rates are not excessive, inadequate or unfairly discriminatory to protect the consumer.“Usage-based insurance is used to provide more precise information about the way people drive. It is now allowing the collection and use for pricing of actual vehicle usage data and insurers are increasingly using it. This is something that benefits consumers because prices will help measure the risk of loss. PCI would like to see Consumer Reports endorse some of the great things insurers are doing to help consumers instead of simply criticizing the industry. “It’s seem odd that Consumer Reports is criticizing one of the most pro-consumer and competitive markets – which provides dozens of choices for all drivers. Do they want to remake this market so it resembles a non-competitive one-size fits all market, which we believe would hurt consumers? “PCI welcomes the questions raised by Consumer Reports, and our highly competitive and regulated industry has nothing to hide.  We look forward to Consumer Reports reaching out to us in the future to avoid misconceptions of our industry and how we do business.” 

Tactivo follow-up order from NHS Foundation Trust

Tactivo is used for secure mobile access to healthcare systems and delivered as part of an integrated solution provided by Precise Biometrics´ partner Isosec Ltd. The Trust has chosen to expand their number of Tactivo smart card readers, enabling more staff swift and secure access to relevant patient data, reporting and information exchange on iPad devices. The solution allows care providers to spend more time with patients while ensuring instant access to patient information. This increases care quality and reduces time spent on administration. "We are pleased to see that this NHS Trust is following up on their previous order from May. This shows their confidence and commitment to Tactivo for convenient and secure mobile access to information systems and resources. The solution increases employee flexibility and efficiency, while ensuring a high level of security by utilizing two-factor authentication", says Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. The healthcare system is accessed through two-factor login using a smart card, Tactivo, iPad and Isosec’s mobile authentication software (MIA). For more information about secure mobility for healthcare and mobile smart card readers, please visit; http://precisebiometrics.com/smart-card-reader/healthcare-solutions/ For more information about National Health Services and Trusts in the UK, please visit; http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/about/Pages/overview.aspx About Tactivo Tactivo is a product portfolio of form-fitted smart card readers that provides convenient and secure access to restricted resources from mobile devices. Tactivo reduces workload for caregivers, increasing productivity, ensuring a more efficient way of working and allow staff to spend more time with patients. Tactivo is available for iPad, iPhone and Android.

Interim report January – June 2015

April–June, year-on-year · Gross cash collections increased 36 per cent to SEK 834m (615) · Total revenue increased 34 per cent to SEK 537m (401) · EBIT totalled SEK 161m (132) · The EBIT margin was 30 per cent (33) · Profit before tax totalled SEK 52m (56) · Portfolio acquisitions totalled SEK 665m (897) · Basic earnings per share totalled SEK 0.53 (0.79) Diluted earnings per share totalled SEK 0.51 (0.66)1) 30 June, year-on-year · The carrying value of acquired loans2) increased 22 per cent to SEK 9,040m (7,386) · Gross 120-month ERC (Estimated Remaining Collections) increased26 per cent to SEK 15,316m (12,182) · The total capital ratio improved to 15.28 per cent (12.74) · The CET1 ratio was 12.58 per cent (9.24) · Financial net amounted to an expense of SEK 109m (expense: 76) and was charged with an expense of SEK 4m (expense: 7) related to currency and interest hedges Subsequent events · Hoist Finance acquired an extensive and diversified loan portfolio on 1 July 2015 for a total investment of SEK 1,256m 1) Includes effect of 983,913 outstanding warrants. 2) Including run-off consumer loan portfolio and portfolios held in joint venture. Statement by the CEO Continued stable earnings trend and high market activity Hoist Finance continued its stable growth with a good earnings trend during the second quarter of 2015. Gross as well as net revenue from acquired loan portfolios was the highest ever, as was total revenue. EBIT was up 22 per cent year-on-year. The EBIT margin was impacted by the rise in legal collections during the quarter, particularly in the UK. This has increased costs in the short term according to plan. High market activity and the single largest acquisition to date The second quarter was primarily distinguished by high market activity with negotiations and acquisitions in multiple markets, including the acquisitions of loan portfolios in Poland, Italy and Germany. Major efforts were also focused on preparing for the significant Compello acquisition in the UK. All of these portfolios will generate revenue as of the third quarter. We are very pleased to have completed its single largest transaction to date on July 1st with the acquisition of debt management company Compello Holdings. The acquisition includes a diversified banking portfolio, comprised of over one million overdue loans from 19 financial institutions and an established collection platform with 178 employees. At 30 June 2015 the portfolio had estimated collections (ERC) of approximately SEK 2,823m over 120 months. This acquisition is highly consistent with our strategy to develop and strengthen our position in key markets. It also enables us to increase our operational capacity and thereby consolidate our market position among core banking customers in the UK. The acquisition will not give rise to any acquisition goodwill, as the entire purchase price is related to the debt portfolios. The total investment is SEK 1,256 million. Overall, Hoist Finance has thus far this year acquired portfolios valued at SEK 2.5 billion, including Compello, which is well in line with our target for 2015. A growing market The supply of non-performing consumer loans is expected to remain strong due to the growing need of many European banks to divest loan portfolios. Although the market remains competitive, we have not seen any discernible changes in pricing during the year. We have, however, seen greater pricing harmonisation between countries. Strategy for continued profitable growth In line with our successful strategy, we will continue to ensure long-term profitable growth. Our strategy is based on wide geographical presence, a focused acquisition model based on well-structured processes, and long-term instalment plans founded on fair and amicable settlements. As always, we focus on deepening our relationships with partners in existing markets and following them into new markets, while also working to strengthen our position as a permanent work-out unit for the largest international banks. We also actively evaluate various opportunities to enter new European markets. Another important component of Hoist Finance’s strategy is to have well-diversified financing through deposits from the public as well as the bond market. Hoist Finance’s capital adequacy was considerably strengthened through the new share issues conducted in 2014 and in conjunction with the IPO in 2015. As a credit market company Hoist Finance is well versed in what it means to operate in a regulated environment with internal governance, risk management and control, and is thus able to meet its partners’ high standards.  Outlook With a strong financial position and over 20 years’ experience, and as leading partner to many international banks, Hoist Finance is well positioned to capitalise on the growing market. We also see good acquisition opportunities during the remainder of the year. Accordingly, our assessment is that we will achieve or exceed our indicated acquisition volumes for 2015 – ie, volumes in line with or higher than recent years. Jörgen Olsson CEO Hoist Finance AB (publ) A teleconference for investors, analysts and media will be held at 09.00 AM (CET). Jörgen Olsson, CEO and Pontus Sardal, CFO will present and comment the report. Visit our website: http://ir.hoistfinance.com/ for link to the audiocast and the presentation material. Dial-in details for the conference call: SE: +46 8 566 426 62 UK: +44 203 428 14 13 US: +1 855 831 59 44 The presentation and the report will be available on www.hoistfinance.com after the publication. For further information please contact : Anne Rhenman Eklund, Group Head of Communications and IR Hoist Finance Phone: +46 (0)8 555 177 45 The information in this interim report has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was submitted for publication on 31 July 2015 at 8.00 A.M. (CET). Hoist Finance AB (publ) (the “Company” or the “Parent”) is the parent company of the Hoist Finance group of companies (“Hoist Finance”). The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Hoist Kredit AB (publ) (“Hoist Kredit”) is a regulated credit market company. Hence, Hoist Finance produces financial statementsin accordance with the guidance and format set forth in the Swedish Annual Accounts Act for Credit Institutions and Securities Companies. In order to assess the operational performance of the debt purchasing and collection operations and to facilitate comparison with our competitors, Hoist Finance supplements its statutory financial statements with an operating income statement. The operating income statement is prepared based on the accounting and valuation principles used in the statutory financial statements, with no amendments or adjustments thereto.

CMS growth in the USA continues

April – June 2015Revenue for the second quarter increased to SEK 3,944 million (3,319). Organic growth was 1 percent (4) and real growth was 6 percent (14). Loomis operating income (EBITA)[1] amounted to SEK 397 million (333) and the operating margin was 10.1 percent (10.0). Income before taxes amounted to SEK 320 million (303) and income after taxes was SEK 236 million (222). Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to SEK 3.14 (2.95). Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 206 million (387), equivalent to 52 percent (116) of operating income (EBITA). January – June 2015Revenue for the first half of 2015 amounted to SEK 7,786 million (6,196). Organic growth was 2 percent (4) and real growth was 11 percent (9). Loomis operating income (EBITA)[1] amounted to SEK 741 million (575) and the operating margin was 9.5 percent (9.3). Income before taxes amounted to SEK 601 million (513) and income after taxes was SEK 442 million (373). Earnings per share before and after dilution amounted to SEK 5.87 (4.95). Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK 501 million (398), equivalent to 68 percent (69) of operating income (EBITA). “We have taken several steps forward over the past quarter and the CMS growth in the USA contributes strongly to the Group’s total growth. The acquisition of the retail cash handling operations from Cardtronics in the UK will positively impact growth in Europe. Our margin-enhancing activities, performed in accordance with the Loomis model, continue to yield results both in the USA and in Europe”, states Loomis President and CEO Jarl Dahlfors. [1] Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Amortization of acquisition-related intangible fixed assets, Acquisition-related costs and revenue and Items affecting comparability. 7.31.2015 Jarl DahlforsPresident and CEOCell number: +46 70 607 20 51Email: jarl.dahlfors@loomis.com Anders HakerCFOCell number: +46 70 810 85 59Email: anders.haker@loomis.com Loomis offers secure and effective comprehensive solutions for the distribution, handling, storage and recycling of cash and other valuables. Loomis’ customers are banks, retailers and other companies. Loomis operates through an international network of around 400 branches in more than 20 countries. Loomis employs around 21,000 people and had revenue in 2014 of SEK 13.5 billion. Loomis is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Large-Cap list. Loomis AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 am CEST on July 31st, 2015.

Notice for Nurminen Logistics Plc’s Extraordinary General Meeting

Nurminen Logistics Plc                               Stock Exchange Release 31 August 2015 at 1 p.m.    Notice is given to the shareholders of Nurminen Logistics Plc to the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on Monday, 24 august 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the address Satamakaari 24, 00980 Helsinki, Finland. The reception of persons who have registered for the meeting and the distribution of voting tickets will commence at 12:00 noon. At the Extraordinary General Meeting, the following matters will be considered: 1. Opening of the meeting 2. Calling the meeting to order 3. Election of persons to scrutinize the minutes and to supervise the counting of votes 4. Recording the legality of the meeting 5. Recording the attendance at the meeting and adoption of the list of votes 6. Resolution on the remuneration of the Chairman of the Board of Directors Shareholders of the company who represent in total approximately 65.4 % of the voting rights of the company’s shares, propose to the General Meeting that the remuneration of the Chairman of the Board will be EUR 10,000 per month plus car benefit with the maximum value of EUR 1,600 per month and telephone benefit in addition to the remuneration agreed upon in the Annual General Meeting on 7 April 2015. The compensation has been defined according to the importance of the job and its time use. The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 7 April 2015 resolved that for the Chairman of the Board remuneration level will be as follows: annual remuneration of EUR 40,000 and a meeting fee of EUR 1,000 per meeting for the Board and Board Committee meetings. Thus the remuneration of the Chairman of the Board would comprise of annual remuneration of EUR 40,000, monthly remuneration of EUR 11,620 and a meeting fee of EUR 1,000 per meeting. 7. Resolution on the number of members of the Board of Directors and election of members of the Board of Directors Shareholders of the company who represent in total approximately 65.4 % of the voting rights of the company’s shares, propose to the General Meeting that the number of members of the Board of Directors will be five until the end of the next Annual General Meeting and thus complementing the Board of Directors with one member. Shareholders of the company who represent in total approximately 65.4 % of the voting rights of the company’s shares, propose to the General Meeting Olli Pohjanvirta to be elected as a Board Member according to his consent and to be chosen as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Chairman’s duties include, in addition to managing the Board of Directors, promoting projects in line with the company’s strategy, especially in the rail transport market as well as taking care of financing and investor relations. The current Chairman of the Board of Directors Tero Kivisaari would continue as a Member of the Board of Directors. 8. Closing of the meeting Documents of the General Meeting The proposals of the shareholders and Board of Directors relating to the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting, as well as this notice are available on Nurminen Logistics Plc’s website at www.nurminenlogistics.com. The minutes of the meeting will be available on the above-mentioned website as no later than Monday, 7 September 2015. Instructions for the participants in the General Meeting The right to participate and registration Each shareholder, who is registered on 12 August 2015 in the shareholders’ register of the company held by Finnish Central Securities Depository Ltd., has the right to participate in the General Meeting. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal Finnish book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders’ register of the company. A shareholder, who wants to participate in the General Meeting, shall register for the meeting no later than 19 August 2015 at 10:00 a.m. by giving a prior notice of participation. The notice must arrive at the Company by the above mentioned deadline. Such notice can be given: a) by e-mail: yhtiokokous@nurminenlogistics.comb) by telephone:+358 10 545 2132 (on working days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)c) by regular mail to Nurminen Logistics Plc, Extraordinary General Meeting, Satamakaari 24, FI-00980 Helsinki, Finland. In connection with the registration, a shareholder shall notify his/her name, personal identification number, address, telephone number and the name and personal identification number of a possible assistant or proxy representative. The personal data given to Nurminen Logistics Plc is used only in connection with the General Meeting and with the processing of related registrations. Proxy representative and powers of attorney A shareholder may participate in the General Meeting and exercise his/her rights at the meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder at the General Meeting. When a shareholder participates in the General Meeting by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the General Meeting. Possible proxy documents should be delivered in originals to Nurminen Logistics Plc, AGM, Satamakaari 24, FI-00980 Helsinki, Finland, before the last date for registration. Holders of nominee registered shares A holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the General Meeting, must have been entered into the shareholders’ register of the company on the record date of the meeting, 12 August 2015. The right to participate in the General Meeting requires, in addition, that the shareholder on the basis of such shares has been registered into the temporary shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. at the latest by 19 August 2015 by 10 a.m. As regards nominee registered shares this constitutes due registration for the General Meeting.A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request necessary instructions regarding the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the General Meeting from his/her custodian bank. The account management organization of the custodian bank shall register a holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the General Meeting, to be temporarily entered into the shareholders’ register of the company as described above at the latest by the time stated above. Other instructions and information Pursuant to chapter 5, section 25 of the Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the General Meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the meeting. On the date of this notice, 31 July 2015, the total number of shares in Nurminen Logistics Plc is 14,574,410 and the total numbers of votes is 14,474,410. In Helsinki, 31 July 2015 NURMINEN LOGISTICS PLCThe Board of Directors DISTRIBUTIONNASDAQ OMX HelsinkiMajor Mediawww.nurminenlogistics.com Nurminen Logistics is a listed company established in 1886 that offers logistics services. The company provides high-quality railway transports, project transport services, special transports and forwarding and cargo handling services to its customers. The main market areas of Nurminen Logistics are Finland, Russia and its neighbouring countries.

Summer arrival for Santa Special tickets behind seasonal chill?

The reason behind this week’s unseasonably chilly weather may have been revealed by staff at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – a cold blast from the North Pole, as Father Christmas arrived to drop off tickets for this year’s Santa Specials, which go on sale tomorrow, 1 August 2015. “As Santa’s annual global expeditions normally take place in the middle of winter, we don’t tend to feel the blast of North Pole air that he brings with him, but his arrival in the middle of summer seems to have created a temporary drop in temperature,” comments marketing manager, Danielle Ramsey.  “Holidaymakers in the region need not worry, though, as now he’s dropped off the Santa Specials tickets, he’s heading back home to supervise the elves making this year’s crop of Christmas presents, so we’re hoping that normal summer weather conditions will resume from tomorrow!” The first of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Santa Specials will leave the platform just 120 days after the tickets are released for sale, and with many travellers making their Santa Special trip part of their annual festival celebrations, key services are expected to book up fast! “Every year, we hear about the nightmare before Christmas faced by parents who spend hours waiting in line to see Father Christmas in shopping centres around the country – our Santa Specials avoid all of the queuing, as children take their turn to visit his special carriage during the journey, and of course, there’s the added benefit of enjoying a comfortable ride through the autumnal colours of the North York Moors National Park,” adds Danielle.  “Indeed, from 2015, we’ll be introducing special collectors’-edition Santa Hats for all children riding on the trains – a unique souvenir of their trip!” The round trip takes around an hour, and includes delicious mince pies, warming hot drinks (and a little alcoholic tipple for grown-ups!).  Children receive a trail sheet, colouring pencils and a drink of juice, and will be given a present by Santa himself when they visit his special carriage during the journey. Services depart from Pickering on 28 and 29 November, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 December with services at 9.45am, 11.20am, 1.40pm and 3.15pm.  Passengers can also travel from Grosmont on 28 and 29 November, 5, 12, 19, 20 and 21 December and from Whitby on 6 & 13 December.  Tickets are £16 per person.  Special Santa Trains – where some of Santa’s elves who have finished their quotas of toymaking early will be entertaining passengers en route - will also run on 21 December from Pickering and 22 December from Grosmont, priced at £20 per person.  Tickets can be booked online from 1 August 2015 at www.nymr.co.uk, or by calling 01751 472508. ENDS For further media information or photographs, please contact: Jay Commins Pyper York Limited Tel:         01904 500698 Email:    jay@pyperyork.co.uk