Sony Electronics dévoile ses nouveaux produits audio haut de gamme pour une expérience de divertissement ultime à la maison

TORONTO, le 29 avril 2015 - Sony Electronics a annoncé les tarifs et la disponibilité de quatre nouvelles barres de son, la HT-ST9, HT-NT3, HT-CT780, et HT-CT380, et des récepteurs A/V STR-DN860 et STR-DN1060, permettant aux consommateurs d’élever leur expérience audio domestique avec une grande simplicité et une performance puissante. Votre expérience de divertissement passe au niveau supérieur grâce à ces nouveaux produits audio domestiques conformes à la norme HDCP 2.2 (excepté pour la barre de son HT-CT380) qui prennent en charge la lecture du contenu 4K protégé par le droit d’auteur, incluant les films à succès.  Les barres de son HT-ST9, HT-NT3 et les deux nouveaux récepteurs A/V sont équipés de Google CastMC pour que vous puissiez transmettre vos applications de musique préférées de votre appareil personnel à vos haut-parleurs. Vous pouvez transmettre de votre téléphone ou tablette Android, iPhone, iPad, Chromebook, et d’un ordinateur portable Mac ou Windows. En appuyant simplement sur l’icône de diffusion, vous pouvez chercher, naviguer, lire, ignorer et régler le volume directement sur vos pistes préférées. Google Cast offre des options de diffusion en continu de l’audio plus larges par rapport à la technologie de diffusion en continu intégrée standard. En outre, vous pouvez élargir votre expérience de musique domestique entièrement intégrée grâce à la fonctionnalité multi-pièces en associant les haut-parleurs au moyen de l’application intuitive SongPalMC. Restez à l’écoute pour plus d’informations sur l’avenir de Google Cast et la fonctionnalité multi-pièces.  Barres de son  La barre de son HT-ST9 équipée d’un caisson d’extrêmes graves sans fil et réglée par les ingénieurs de Sony Pictures, qui ont gagné un prix de l’académie pour avoir créé un son cinéma de classe mondiale, offre un son d’ambiance immersif d’une puissance de 800 watts à 7,1 canaux délivré par sept amplificateurs discrets et neuf haut-parleurs. La barre de son HT-ST9 diffuse également un son haute résolution et prend en charge Spotify Connect. Avec un caisson d’extrêmes graves sans fil à l’avant doté d’un récupérateur passif, la barre de son HT-ST9 offre une expérience d’écoute enveloppante qui améliore l’environnement de votre cinéma maison. La barre de son HT-ST9 comprend trois entrées HDMI pour une installation simple et donne vie au son d’ambiance simulé cinématique dans toute la pièce grâce à quatre champs acoustiques numériques, permettant aux consommateurs de profiter des films comme au cinéma, d’écouter de la musique comme s’ils étaient au concert ou de regarder les sports comme s’ils étaient au stade. Pour faciliter la connectivité, la barre de son HT-ST9 permet de recevoir et de transmettre la musique via Bluetooth pour une expérience de musique simplifiée haute qualité. Avec la transmission Bluetooth intégrée, profitez de la musique ou des films avec les casques d’écoute Bluetooth sans déranger le reste de la maison. Avec un taux de transmission de données trois fois plus élevé, la technologie LDACMC offre une expérience d’écoute sans fil améliorée pour toute la musique avec les produits compatibles.  La barre de son haute résolution HT-NT3 avec un caisson d’extrêmes graves sans fil offre une connectivité flexible, une fonctionnalité intelligente et une puissance haut de gamme de 450 watts pour un son riche haute fidélité. La barre de son élégante, mince et polyvalente HT-NT3 offre une expérience d’écoute de qualité à 2,1 canaux qui permet une diffusion audio en continu sans effort et sans fil grâce aux connexions Bluetooth et NFC. La barre de son HT-NT3 incorpore également la technologie LDAC de Sony. Dotée d’une connexion HDMI simple au téléviseur avec des entrées permettant de connecter trois appareils HDMI, la barre de son HT-NT3 offre également une connectivité simple pour un son haute résolution superbe et inégalé. La barre de son HT-CT780 d’une puissance de 330 watts à 2,1 canaux dotée d’un caisson d’extrêmes graves sans fil élève l’expérience cinéma maison avec une simplicité élégante et une performance puissante. Cette barre de son offre un son impressionnant et peut être fixée au mur. Profitez d’une qualité haute définition supérieure, incluant trois entrées HDMI dont l’une prend en charge la 4K avec la norme HDCP 2.2, et connectez sans interruption des appareils 4K ou HD comme une boîte de jonction, un lecteur Blu-ray ou une console de jeux. La connectivité HDMI au téléviseur avec un canal de retour audio garantit une connectivité simple avec un seul câble et offre une performance audiovisuelle maximale. La barre de son HT-CT380 d’une puissance de 300 watts à 2,1 canaux avec un caisson d’extrêmes graves sans fil permet aux utilisateurs de connecter simplement un téléviseur et d’autres appareils HD ou de diffuser en continu le contenu sur le réseau sans fil via Bluetooth et NFC. Similaire à la barre de son HT-CT780, la barre de son élégante HT-CT380 possède une conception fine qui vient compléter pratiquement tous les téléviseurs ou toutes les pièces de la maison. Elle peut être facilement fixée au mur ou placée sur la partie supérieure d’un socle de téléviseur ou d’une table. Récepteurs A/V Le récepteur A/V STR-DN1060 compatible avec le réseau Wi-FiMD haute résolution offre l’étage audio ultime pour la musique, les films et autres. Profitez d’un son supérieur pendant que vous diffusez en continu la musique grâce au Wi-Fi intégré, à la technologie de réception et de transmission Bluetooth, Google Cast pour l’audio, AirPlayMD et Spotify Connect. Avec 7,2 canaux et une puissance de 165 watts par canal pris en charge par les plus grands condensateurs et transformateurs de sa catégorie, le son légendaire de Sony connecte vraiment l’auditeur à l’expérience sonore. Le récepteur STR-DN1060 augmente également la résolution et permet le passage à la 4K, offre une connectivité flexible avec dix entrées haute définition, supporte deux zones alimentées séparément et est compatible avec l’audio haute résolution.  Le récepteur A/V STR-DN860 compatible avec le réseau Wi-FiMD haute résolution à 7,2 canaux est une centrale qui enveloppe les auditeurs dans un nouveau niveau de performance sonore. Le récepteur STR-DN860 offre 7,2 canaux et 150 watts de puissance, ainsi que la capacité de diffuser en continu la musique via le Wi-Fi intégré, la technologie de réception et de transmission Bluetooth, Google Cast pour l’audio et AirPlay. Optimisez rapidement et facilement votre cinéma maison à l’aide de la nouvelle fonction avancée de calibrage automatique DCAC et du microphone fourni. En utilisant l’interface utilisateur graphique intuitive, le contrôle à distance ou l’application SongPal, les utilisateurs peuvent facilement ajuster les réglages, modifier les entrées et confirmer les niveaux de volume à l’écran. +---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+| Modèle | Prix | Disponibilité  |+---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+|HT-ST9               |$1,599.99       |July 2015              ||                     | | |+---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+|HT-NT3 |$799.99 |July 2015 |+---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+|HT-CT780 |$499.99 |May 2015 |+---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+|HT-CT380 |$399.99 |May 2015 |+---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+|STR-DN1060 |$749.99 |May 2015 |+---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+|STR-DN860 |$649.99 |May 2015 |+---------------------+----------------+-----------------------+ Les barres de son et les récepteurs A/V seront disponibles au store.sony.ca et auprès des vendeurs agréés dans tout le pays. 

Crime Comedy ‘A Punters Prayer’ Set for 2015 Release

British actor and notorious ‘movie hardman’ Mem Ferda (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1570873/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm) is set to light up silver screens later this year as ‘A Punters Prayer’ hits cinemas across the UK. Starring alongside Dexter Fletcher and Daniel Caltagirone, the film weaves a tale of hope, luck and captivating characters. Ferda pulls off yet another hypnotising presence as a charismatic villain with a suitably shady past. Engaging, thoughtful and packed full of action, ‘A Punters Prayer’ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4422164/) is pegged as this year’s must see flick for film buffs with an appreciation for cunningly clever black comedy. When a trio of unlikely men meet at a small bookmaker on an otherwise uneventful Friday afternoon, it’s an instant recipe for intrigue. Viewers will quickly be rapt by Yiannis, an endearingly upbeat former factory owner, Jack an outspoken and pessimistic long shot hunter and Ian, a naïve and overly optimistic lad in his twenties. While the three vary in age and life experience, they kindle a dynamic friendship ignited by common vice for gambling.  After Jack decides to bet £250 on a horse win treble which could net him £350,000, he soon attracts the attention of a string of abstract characters. Ferda champions the role of 'Big' Bektash Ali, a bushy moustached Turkish man and known member of the 'Shooters Club' men's social society. With his powerful six foot two frame, ruggedly handsome appearance and domineering aura, Ferda pulls of the role with prowess. As well as being a terrible card player, Ali is also a sore loser which proves to be a hurdle for the trio of newfound friends. Also making an appearance is Jamaican pensioner turned single father Carlton and spirited Albanian arms dealer, Pipi. The brash 'Risk It All' Paul is also on-hand to keep things interesting as the plot unfolds. Like his character, Ferda has a colourful background that adds further intrigue and complexity to his role as 'Big' Bektash Ali. As a child he witnessed an assassination attempt on his father, as a student he was held at the Serbian border as a suspected drug smuggler and as an adult, he was threatened at gunpoint on the streets of Istanbul. Rather than let these experiences bring him down, Ferda digested them into hard hitting fuel for his acting. Throughout his career Ferda has graced screens alongside a flock of industry greats. Filming recently wrapped up on ‘Miss You Already,’ a British romantic comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette. He currently has five feature films in the making, as well as three independently produced feature films in the works. ‘A Punter’s Prayer’ is written by Savvas D Michael and produced by Liontari Pictures (http://www.imdb.com/company/co0520412?ref_=tt_dt_co). Watch his showreel: https://vimeo.com/126630510 Twitter: https://twitter.com/memferda1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MemFerdaOfficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fanzonemem

WHY PUBLICLY FUNDED SOCIAL CARE SHOULD COME WITH PROOF OF SERVICE

19 May 2015 – As public scrutiny of the care sector continues to make headlines, a recent article made national news when a care worker was shown to fabricate their timesheet and visit reports – falsely claiming that visits to a handicapped man were made and for lengthy durations. The case demonstrated that without the Local Authority (LA) specifying the use of a system to provide independent verification of service delivery, negligent care workers can easily make fraudulent claims, leaving care undelivered, which is unbeknown to the commissioner. Much of social care work today is contracted out by LAs to Independent Care Providers (ICPs), 6,000+ of which are operating in the UK. As “paymasters”, many LAs now require some form of electronic verification of service provision. However, there are still many that don’t, and some estimates indicate that only half of all publicly funded care is monitored electronically. Richard Bedford, Head of Care at Ezitracker Ltd, commented: “More than 500,000 people rely on help at home with activities such as washing and dressing. Most Local Authorities across the UK contract out homecare services to Independent Care Providers and the vast majority of these do an excellent job, often in highly demanding circumstances.  However, there will always be rogue care workers that rush visits, or don’t visit at all and others that falsify timesheets for financial gain – that’s why electronic verification of service provision is so important.” Electronic verification systems such as the Ezitracker service use the telephone network and data capture technology to provide real-time information on the whereabouts of care workers, enabling LAs and ICPs to fully and effectively monitor remote working.  Ezitracker ensures that managers are made aware of any service breakdown, whilst also safeguarding care workers.  Ezitracker also replaces paper timesheets, which eliminates the scope for timesheet abuse and fraud, usually resulting in significant financial savings. ICPs sometimes prefer to have a choice over the systems that they use, yet the thousands of ICPs that have been asked to adopt systems for electronic proof of service delivery actually soon appreciate the benefits: by knowing the real-time whereabouts of all their staff, ICPs can be made aware of missed or late visits and those that do not meet the specified duration. By taking steps to overcome issues such service breakdown, they can also enhance their relationships with funding authorities. ICPs that demonstrate they already have electronic proof of service delivery in therefore usually placed to win new work. For more information about Ezitracker visit: http://www.ezitracker.com. Ends

Introducing the New AP Rechargeable Spotlight from Active Products

The new product has been launched to market this April 2015 just ahead of the autumn lighting season. The new AP 150 Lumens LED Rechargeable Spotlight replaces the 120 Lumens One Million Halogen Candle Power Spotlight. The 150 Lumens AP Spotlight offers a number of improved benefits for users; · An increase from 120 to 150 lumens for superior beam performance. · Battery time on full charge moving from 45 minutes to a fantastic four hours of use. · Beam distance is now 400 metres. · Mains charger and 12v charging adaptor. The new AP 150 Lumens Spotlight features a number of other user friendly features such as a carry strap, an adjustable handle and a swivel stand making this torch an ideal light source for when users need a portable hands free light.  Particularly useful for camping and motorhome enthusiasts, inside the home or car or for tradesmen working hands free. It’s a valuable and reliable product to have on stand-by in the event of a power outage. Established in 2003, Active Products created their first ever torch range with Halogen and Krypton technology. Since then the business has continued to be at the forefront of bulb technology.  Their torch range has continued to evolve offering to market innovative and affordable portable lighting extending across their complete range of great value AP Torches.  In 2009 Active Products introduced their premium AP ProSeries range featuring CREE LED.  Consistently rated five stars and popular with both professionals and for domestic use, the AP Torches can be found across a wide variety of DIY, Superstore and Mail Order companies and across the wholesale sector. To learn more about the new AP ProSeries 150 lumens Rechargeable Spotlight and the wider range of AP Torches, please contact the manufacturers Active Products UK on 01371 872 842 or email sales@active-products.co.uk.

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

British action star Mem Ferda is set to captivate Cannes Film Festival goers as he squares up against fellow hard man Craig Fairbrass in ultra-violent silver screen production, Gunned Down (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024855/). Directed by the legendary Mark McQueen, the highly anticipated film is slick, confronting and guaranteed to have viewers gripped from start to finish. The high adrenalin action thriller is underpinned by themes of morality and honour, which put it on par with genre greats such as Heat, Point Blank and Sexy Beast. Its classic British crime meets hard hitting cinematic swagger in a film that’s sure to have Cannes critics on the edge of their seats. Ferda says, “I’m so excited for Gunned Down to be unveiled at the most prestigious film festival in the world. The silver screen is no stranger to action movies however a lot of the newer productions seem contrived and lacking depth. For me, Gunned Down is a gritty representation of the very real lives of violence that underworld figures lead. Craig has penned a powerful and provoking screenplay that grips audiences and relentlessly keeps interest in every second of screen time.” The film unfolds in two key locations – Southern Spain’s debauched and sun kissed city of Marbella, and the shadowy streets of London’s notoriously dark underworld.  When career criminal Jack Cregan (Fairbrass) embarks on a vendetta to solve the mystery of his father’s murder and reclaim a stash of stolen heist money, he quickly finds himself in collateral danger. Soon Cregan, his cousin Sammy and fellow gang members Eddie and Frank start to suspect that there is more to the mystery than originally thought. As Cregan starts to dig he must face the fact that his life is changed forever.  Brains, brawn and firearms collide as the men take on a gritty world of gangland criminals, corrupt police and vindictive cover ups. Ferda fronts the ‘baddies’ pack as notorious East-end gangster and infamous London lap dancing club owner, Lenny Moore. Lawless, ruthless and willing to do whatever it takes to protect his underground empire, Moore is a serious hurdle for Cregan and his truth seeking crusade.     While Ferda’s performance is nothing short of brilliant, his aptitude for the role is to some degree attributed to his personal experiences. Like his character, Ferda also holds a dark past that undoubtedly enhances his portrayal of Lenny Moore. As a child he watched his father narrowly escape an assassination attempt, as a student he was detained by Serbian border police as a suspected drug smuggler and as an adult, he’s come face to face with armed gunmen in the alleys of Istanbul. While some may have let these experiences weaken their character, Ferda has used them to pull off utterly magnetic ‘hard man’ roles.  Ferda said, “As soon as I read the script the character of Lenny Moore cried out to me. His authenticity and complexity has me riveted, and I knew I had to bring him to life.” As well as starring alongside Fairbrass, Ferda is backed up by a talented cast of well-known names. Co-stars include James Cosmo (Game of Thrones), Steven Berkoff (Octopussy), Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), and Nathalie Cox (Kingdom of Heaven). Twitter: https://twitter.com/GunnedDownMovie Twitter: https://twitter.com/memferda1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MemFerdaOfficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fanzonemem

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

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

AvantiGas takes to the road to bring LPG to rural communities

Residents of Fife will receive an unusual visitor this week as AvantiGas hits the road and arrives at The Fife Show on Saturday 23 May, to engage with the local community about the use of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) in areas not connected to mainline gas. The ‘AvantiVan’ has been transformed into a home-on-wheels where residents can drop in for a cup of coffee to find out more about the services AvantiGas can offer homeowners. With 24% of properties in Scotland not heated by mainline gas connection, residents in some rural villages are left to find alternative sources to fuel their homes.  For many, LPG has become a convenient and popular choice, with over 15,000 homes in the UK utilising it as their main fuel supply. However, any residents with burning questions about its usage, or how easy it would be to switch supplier, can quiz the AvantiGas team at a time to suit them throughout the day. Susan Younger, domestic sales representative for AvantiGas Scotland comments: “We want to get out and actually meet our customers in more rural areas, as well residents who may still be in the dark about LPG and AvantiGas, so we have brought our specialist knowledge to their doorsteps. “Existing customers will be able to talk face-to-face with our team and ask any questions they may have about their existing supply. While those who do not yet use AvantiGas can find out more about how they can benefit from our expert knowledge, advanced technology, and discover how easy it is to switch with our dedicated customer service team. “We’ve decked out the van with some quirky ‘home comforts’ to make it as inviting as possible. Hopefully visitors will feel really relaxed there and will enjoy catching up with our team, face-to-face.” AvantiGas distributes LPG across the country from two in-land terminals and 15 distribution centres.  For more information about AvantiGas or LPG, please visit http://www.avantigas.com/home. 

Abacus counts fuel savings with Euro-6 DAF XFs

· Container specialist switches truck supplier with two top-of-the-range DAF XFs · Two XF 460 FTG Super Space Cabs earn plaudits for fuel economy · 9.3 mpg at 44 tonnes sees 10% improvement in fuel returns · DAF Telematics prompts fleet-wide telematics roll-out programme · DAF service support from Adams Morey, ‘flexible, punctual and precise’ Container haulage specialist Abacus Logistics in Southampton has switched truck supplier with the delivery of two new Euro-6 DAF XF 460 FTG Super Space Cabs. The top-spec DAF flagships, powered by 460bhp PACCAR MX-13 engines, are already in service and returning an average of 9.3 mpg at 44-tonnes – an improvement of over 1.0 mpg over the company’s previous Euro-5 vehicles. The trucks were supplied by local DAF dealer Adams Morey and with five-year Hire Purchase funding packages from PACCAR Financial. Having installed DAF Telematics on both XFs, Abacus is now rolling out the web-based driver / vehicle monitoring system, developed with Microlise technology, across its entire mixed-fleet of 25 artics.  “We’ve been mightily impressed with fuel consumption figures from such a powerful 13-litre engine in the DAFs,” said company director, Paul Carr, “big, we’re pleased to say, can be beautiful! Nine miles-per-gallon is a notable fuel milestone, particularly on our container work, and the figures speak volumes of the PACCAR MX-13 motor. “We put our two most experienced drivers into the new XFs,” continued Carr, “and they are thrilled with their new Super Space Cabs. Our other drivers keep asking when they might be getting their new DAF XFs! Well, we will require some replacements later this year and I can tell those drivers that DAF will be high on our shopping list – and particularly if the funding package from PACCAR Financial remains so competitive.” The company, which also provides shipping services and car import / export services in its portfolio, states that the overall quality of a truck ‘can only be measured alongside the standard of service support’ from the manufacturer, and accordingly, Abacus is ‘at the start of a very long relationship’ with DAF and local dealer, Adams Morey. Brother, and fellow-director, Peter Carr appreciates just how crucial DAF’s fully-committed support service is to the Abacus operation. “Adams Morey is a dealer true to the principles of DAF support,” he said, “the service team is flexible, punctual and precise. I believe that the quality of any truck can only be measured alongside the standard of service support from the supplying manufacturer, and DAF certainly ticks all the boxes in that respect. “We haven’t had the two new XFs very long,” he said, “but the quality of service and the high level of customer support we’re receiving would suggest that we’re at the start of a very long relationship with DAF and Adams Morey.” For further details please contact: Belle Moss, Torque Agency Group                                       020 7952 1070bmoss@torqueagencygroup.com

Bactiguard Holding AB’s (publ) Annual General Meeting

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

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

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

Salon Privé Preview: B-roll video

*Not for publication* Salon Privé has released stunning B-roll footage of its Preview day recently held at spectacular Blenheim Palace for use by international media. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, ten spectacular cars were on display, representing key elements of the event including the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, regarded as one of the top three most prominent classic car events in the world, and the newly introduced ‘Speed & Style’ supercar competition. The Hypercar Collection was represented by the current ‘top 3’ – the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, and alongside, sat the world’s first ‘mega-car’, the Koenigsegg One-1 – with the baroque Blenheim Palace creating the perfect backdrop. Alongside the hypercars, the line-up of dazzling cars included a Bentley Speed Six (Old Number Three), Lamborghini Countach 5000s, Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, Ferrari 308 GTB, Ferrari 330GTC and Porsche 904GTS. Any media that would like potted histories of the individual cars, please contact Torque on the below contact details. To view the B-roll video, click here. < http://www.newspress.co.uk/public/ViewPressRelease.aspx?pr=57745&pr_ref=24538 > ENDS Media contacts Matt Sanger: 0207 952 1079 or msanger@torqueagencygroup.com Rachel 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 British Supercar Show, along with 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 2ndSeptember.  Salon Privé takes pride of place amongst the leading automotive shows of the world including Pebble Beach in the USA and Italy’s Villa d’Este.  www.salonpriveconcours.com About Blenheim Palace: Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This masterpiece of 18th century baroque architecture boasts over 300 years of history and is a World Heritage Site, surrounded by more than 2000 acres of Capability Brown’s landscaped Parkland and Formal Gardens. Not only an iconic part of history, Blenheim Palace is a living and changing experience with a wealth of events, themed tours and exhibitions throughout the year. www.blenheimpalace.com

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

With just under two weeks until doors open, SITS – The IT Service Management Show has today revealed exclusive survey insights from its official new white paper – ‘Re-think your service delivery: Leap out of the Service Desk fish bowl’, in conjunction with Service Desk Institute and Cherwell Software.  The white paper is being launched at the first of the event’s annual executive Breakfast Briefings on Wednesday 3 June at the new venue of Olympia, London. The annual business forum for sharing ideas and innovations within the ITSM and service desk communities, SITS’s much-anticipated Breakfast Briefings, which kick off at 8.30am on both days of the show, provide IT directors and top-level service desk professionals with an unrivalled opportunity to discover the latest research and ideas that they need to meet the unique challenges of their rapidly evolving industry. Accompanied by complimentary refreshments, the Breakfast Briefings provide a motivating start to each show day, and are designed to leave attendees with plenty of food for thought.  ‘Re-think your service delivery: breaking the cycle’, is hosted by an expert panel, including Jarod Greene and Tony Probert from Cherwell Software, Charles Araujo, and the SDI’s Karen Taylor. Showcasing the latest research from SITS15’s service delivery survey, the session will reveal the habitual thinking stopping IT service teams delivering innovative solutions to common service delivery challenges.  It will also explore how IT can remove itself from the ‘fish bowl’ of every day IT support by asking the right questions to develop new ideas, perspectives and plans for delivering essential services. According to the latest research, revealed in full at this year’s show, 71% of service desks rate improving their overall service delivery as a high priority.  Currently, however, only 56% have active improvement plans in place, and just 54% are regularly engaging with their customers. Responding to increased pressure to demonstrate the value they deliver to business, the survey results also showed that 82% of service desks are actively working towards improving the perception of IT – cited as the one of the top three challenges for today’s service desk.  However, that still leaves 18% doing little or nothing to change the status quo. “In today’s competitive economy every Service Desk should seek to make itself more effective and productive and SITS’ popular breakfast briefings provide plenty of insights to help keep pace with ever evolving IT demands,” says Toby Moore, event manager of SITS – The IT Service Management Show. Complimentary copies of this year’s white paper will also be available from Cherwell Software (stand 716) and the Service Desk Institute (stand 200) after the briefing. Enterprise service management: Taking the IT out of ITSM For day two of the show, Thursday’s Breakfast Briefing (8.30am on 4 June) shifts the spotlight to Enterprise service management.  Chaired by Brian Hendry from sponsor Axios Systems, the expert panel includes ITSM industry commentator Stephen Mann, freelance ITSM specialist Rebecca Beach, and Graham Mitchell, the Scottish Government's head of IT support services.  The briefing aims to demystify the concepts around ESM (the application of service management models, tools and practices to non-IT service domains, such as finance, HR and facilities) and offer key insights into how to create a framework from which to start a transformative initiative – ‘Taking the IT out of ITSM’ for the good of the business. Due to their expected popularity, event organiser Diversified Communications UK is urging prospective visitors wishing to attend any of these briefings to register and pre-book their place at www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/SITS.aspx?TrackingCode=105SITS (pre-booking for briefings is free of charge and allocated on a first-come basis.) Hot topics for 2015 Visitors arriving at Olympia for show open (9.30am) will also benefit from first pick of this year’s SITS – The IT Service Management Show’s Hot Topic Roundtable Discussions (sponsored by TOPdesk).  A central hub for sharing experiences and expertise between industry peers, the Hot Topic Zone features expert facilitators leading topical discussions on a host of subjects from DevOps to self-service, from ITIL to cloud migration. With a choice of twelve small group sessions, across three Hot Topic Zones each day, visitors can sign up to the session(s) of their choice (space permitting) and fine-tune their show agenda to suit their individual responsibilities and needs. To view the full education programme, which also includes six Keynotes and 36 seminars (in three dedicated theatres), please visit www.itsmshow.com/seminars.  Tickets are available to pre-book (£6 per session), or collect at the show free of charge (a limited number will be available from 9.30am on the day, on a first come basis from the Seminar Registration Desk). In other show news, the latest SITS15 web app is now available to download direct from http://eventmobi.com/sits15.  It includes everything visitors need to start planning their time at the show in advance; including ‘meet up’ networking, travel information, exhibitor details, floor plan, and conference listings. SITS15 attendees also benefit from free access to Infosecurity Europe 2015, co-located at Olympia. For further information, to register for a free visitor pass and pre-book conference sessions, please visit www.ITSMShow.com and quote priority code 105SITS (alternatively, use the direct link: www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/SITS.aspx?TrackingCode=105SITS).

SELF-ACCEPTANCE: THE NEW BOARDROOM MUST-HAVE

Loosely monitored expense accounts, epic business lunches, frequent flyer miles; this is the coveted executive life, the perks enjoyed by high-flyers who navigate the world of male-dominated, big business. Leisure time is golf, the gym, cycling; hobbies that offer respite before jumping back into the suit and shiny shoes. That is until the arrival of Tori Ufondu, Mindset Coach for men, providing a mental workout like none other. No such thing as a simple man Rejecting the common notion of men as the simpler sex with less complex needs than women, Tori from www.tori-ufondu.com works internationally and exclusively with men and is becoming renowned for her highly intensive sessions that can last for up to 4 hours.  Softly spoken and still in her early 30s, she’s been described as ‘wonderfully disarming’ and a ‘much needed changemaker’ by her client base, typically middle-aged males from high-stress law, banking and marketing roles.  These are results-oriented men who don’t mince their words and appear to thrive on the unexpected dynamic. In a recent statement Tori says ‘I don’t work in neat little one hour blocks.  If a client has personal or business challenges, I’m not going to spend 4 weeks getting to the heart of it – what’s wrong with now?’  Whether it’s anxiety, sexual issues, self-sabotage or business and relationship challenges; the order of the day is deep awareness, acceptance and perspectives coaching, using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and sometimes hypnosis.  With the rates of male suicide far out-weighing those of women in the UK, and men self-medicating with alcohol, sex or extreme behaviours, she strongly opposes the belief that women would benefit more greatly from her coaching. ‘My rapport with men is often instant, I have CEOs who are surprised when I don’t judge them for lacking true self-confidence or cheating on their wives.  These men desperately need to be allowed to talk without restraint.’ continues Tori. Be ready for change Tori’s growing practice isn’t just about helping men to understand why they think and behave the way they do, her unassuming manner combined with pinpoint accuracy, helps to foster significant change. The environment is open, judgement free and she prides herself on real-world experience and understanding.  There is one catch however – she pushes hard and takes you where you need to go. If she truly doesn’t think you’re ready for it, you don’t even get in the door.

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

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

Victory for Scotland as Galashiels barber crowned Britain's Best Wet Shaving Barber

After months of hard work and eager anticipation, Britain’s Best Wet Shaving Barber 2015 has finally been crowned. In the culmination of a gruelling competition spanning five long months, Luigi Caterino, of The Italian Job barbershop in Galashiels, beat off razor-sharp competition from his opponents to eventually take the coveted title. Luigi, who originally comes from Italy, faced seven other regional winners from across the UK to make the grand final, impressing industry-renowned judges Gary Machin, Patrick Brien and Gareth Clark with his impeccable skills to prove that he really is a cut above the rest. The drama unfolded inside a boxing ring at the first ever Barber UK, which saw swarms of people turning out to watch the event at the Birmingham NEC on Sunday, May 10. The competition, run by the British Barbers’ Association and premium men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge, involved eight of the UK’s finest barbering talents battling it out in a round of quarter finals, with Luigi progressing on to the semis along with South East champion Elvis Gjokaj, Midlands winner Shakar Bakani, and defending overall champion, Parsa Rad. The nail-biting final itself saw 2014 finalist Shakar make an admirable attempt for the title, but he was unable to hold his own against Scotland’s Luigi, who eventually reigned triumphant. Luigi said that he was over the moon with his win. "I can’t believe it, I’m absolutely blown away. I made it as far as the semis last year, and I’ve been putting in the hours over the past twelve months to try and improve in any way that I could. It seems that it did the job – I keep having to pinch myself to remind myself that it’s not a dream! This has been a life-changing experience for me, and I cannot think of anything that would make me happier." Nick Gibbens, marketing manager for The Bluebeards Revenge, said: "Luigi has put absolutely everything he’s got into the competition, and he makes a truly deserving winner. It’s great to see how far he has come since competing in the semis last year. "The event has not only been a celebration of the most creative and innovative of British wet shave barbering, but also a showcase of the growing global reach and talent of the UK cut-throat shaving industry."Mike Taylor, director of the British Barbers’ Association, added: "We've seen some real talent in this year’s event, and it’s been a great celebration of today’s barbering talent. I consider this a real victory in our bid to facilitate the professional and commercial development of gifted young barbers, ultimately raising professional standards across the board."In total, more than 250 barbers from across the UK entered the competition to be crowned the best wet shaving barber in Britain.Video highlights from Britain's Best Shave 2015 can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPvSU8FzOQY --ENDS-- For more information on the competition, contact Mike Taylor on 02037011773 or michael.t@britishbarbers.com and Nick Gibbens on 01752 898191 or nick@bluebeards-revenge.co.uk. About the British Barbers’ AssociationThe British Barbers’ Association (http://britishbarbers.com/) is committed to raising professional standards, highlighting and celebrating talent and facilitating the professional and commercial development of barbers, male grooming salons and men’s hairdressers. More information can be found at britishbarbers.com. About The Bluebeards RevengeThe Bluebeards Revenge (http://www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk/) is a premium British range of men’s shaving, hair styling and grooming products designed for Real Men. More information can be found at www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk. ##

Thirty years of unbroken monitoring on radioactivity in the Baltic Sea

Despite a general decreasing trend of concentrations of radionuclides, the Baltic Sea still is one of the most polluted sea areas as regards radioactive contamination. Radioactive substances in the Baltic Sea have been systematically monitored since the year 1984, and the credit mainly goes to the HELCOM MORS Expert Group (http://helcom.fi/helcom-at-work/groups/state-and-conservation/mors/) finishing its 30th meeting (https://portal.helcom.fi/meetings/MORS%20EG%205-2015-208/default.aspx) today in Oulu, Finland. The several annual samples on radioactivity are a responsibility of all the coastal countries, analysed and reported to the Expert Group through three decades. Up to this date, the openly accessible environmental database (http://helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/data-maps/sea-environmental-status/radionuclide-concentrations/) contains over 3,600 biota samples, over 8,000 seawater samples and 11,000 sediment samples analysed for various radionuclides. The reports on aquatic and airborne discharges of radionuclides from nuclear power plants and reprocessing plants cover discharge data starting from the year 1952, also freely available (http://helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/data-maps/land-based-pollution/radionuclide-discharges/) online. In the Meeting, the Expert Group on Monitoring of Radioactive Substances in the Baltic Sea (MORS EG) discussed the next thematic assessment of long-term changes in Baltic Sea radioactivity 2011–2015, with delivery now scheduled at the end of 2016 as this will match the purposes of the holistic Baltic-wide assessment in 2018. Further, the meeting made final check-ups for the HELCOM core indicator “Radioactive substances: Caesium-137 in fish and surface waters”, before final adoption in June. Moreover, the group reviewed the latest scientific reports provided by the HELCOM member states and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as updated as necessary the shared Guidelines for monitoring of radioactive substances. Radioactive substances occur naturally in the environment, but also due to nuclear weapon tests in 1950–80, Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in 1986, as well as routine operations of nuclear power plants and research reactors. The latest HELCOM thematic assessment (http://www.helcom.fi/Lists/Publications/BSEP135.pdf) of long-term changes in radioactivity in the Baltic Sea was released in 2013. The region's first joint efforts concerning radioactivity started in early 1980s by a project under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), while MORS Expert Group had its first meeting just before the Chernobyl accident – in 1986. Meeting site (https://portal.helcom.fi/meetings/MORS%20EG%205-2015-208/default.aspx). All documents will be public soon after the Meeting. Link to news site (http://helcom.fi/news/Pages/Thirty-years-of-unbroken-monitoring-on-radioactivity-in-the-Baltic-Sea.aspx)  (http://helcom.fi/news/Pages/Thirty-years-of-unbroken-monitoring-on-radioactivity-in-the-Baltic-Sea.aspx) * * * Note for editors The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, usually referred to as HELCOM (http://www.helcom.fi/), is an intergovernmental organization of the nine Baltic Sea coastal countries and the European Union working to protect the marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution and to ensure safety of navigation in the region. Since 1974, HELCOM has been the governing body of the ‘Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area’, more commonly known as the Helsinki Convention. * * *For more information, please contact: Tarja K. IkäheimonenChair of HELCOM MORS Expert GroupEnvironmental Radiation Surveillance and Emergency PreparednessSTUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety AuthorityTel. +358 400 811 254E-mail: Tarja.Ikaheimonen(at)stuk.fi Johanna LaurilaInformation SecretaryHELCOMTel: +358 40 523 8988E-mail: johanna.laurila(at)helcom.fi

Boost Your Mac’s Capabilities with Transcend StoreJet Portable Hard Drives

The Transcend StoreJet range of portable hard drives available from US memory supplier Data Memory Systems is helping Mac users boost their device’s capabilities with immense external storage space and super-high transfer rates. With two sleek models available, the SJM300 (a traditional portable hard drive) and the SJM500 (a portable solid-state drive, or SSD), Mac users can now supercharge their laptops or computers with the addition of one of these coveted Transcend devices. The Transcend drives have it all. The SJM300 offers 2TB of storage space, while the SSD version can have capacities ranging from 256GB to 1TB. Both devices are fully equipped with Thunderbolt and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interfaces, the sturdy metallic design will not only keep files safe – it’ll look great in the process. A spokesman for Data Memory Systems says, “Transcend is a name synonymous with great quality memory modules and drives – and they’ve proven their worth once more with this fantastic pair of external drives for Mac users. Whether you opt for the SSD version of the standard portable hard drive, both are equipped with high-end features, immense storage space and the kind of transfer speed that is sure to boost productivity levels. With prices starting at just $209.00 for the SJM300 model, customers can bag an amazing bargain right now by visiting the Data Memory Systems website.” The Thunderbolt technology integrated within both devices means that both the SJM300 and the SJM500 can transmit and receive data at the same time. Interface transfer rates can hit an incredible 10 GB/s, and Thunderbolt ports can daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices without losing any of these amazing rates. The two models are also equipped with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, which provide 10 times the bandwidth of USB 2.0. As always with Data Memory Systems, the drives come with plenty of additional features and extras to sweeten the deal. A Quick Start Guide is included as standard, along with a three-year warranty and a handy travel pouch to store the drives while travelling. The kit also comes with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables, so files can be transferred right out of the box. Transcend have also surpassed themselves with a range of user-friendly applications that help manage, organize and protect data. Thanks to Transcend Elite, users of these StoreJet portable hard drives can keep their most important files organized and secure at all times.  For more information about Data Memory Systems, visit the website at: www.datamemorysystems.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DataMemorySystemsInc Twitter: https://twitter.com/DataMemoryDMS

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

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) was recently featured in a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report highlighting how the country’s top health systems utilize interprofessional collaboration (IPC) to achieve better health outcomes for their patients. The report, Lessons from the Field: Promising Interprofessional Collaboration Practices (http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/reports/2015/rwjf418568), explores the experiences and best practices of more than 20 hospitals, academic health centers, and community health centers, and delves into case studies from seven organizations that are leading the way in adopting a culture that embraces interprofessional collaboration. CHC is pleased to be listed among these seven organizations, which also include Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah; Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The report details the experiences of health care organizations in advancing cooperation among physicians, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and other appropriate health professionals, from the planning stages through various phases of a patient’s treatment. The patient and the patient’s family are also considered part of the treatment team. CHC was noted in the report for a variety of approaches taken by the organization to establish a culture of interprofessional collaboration across all aspects of the practice, including effective team communication, and organization structure, starting with the commitment to establish a partnership among clinical and administrative leadership.   As quoted in the report, CHC’s Senior Vice President and Clinical Director Margaret Flinter explained, “Interdisciplinary has to be embedded from day one. It’s in our interview process. Candidates are asked about their experience and comfort level providing care this way. It’s embedded in our flow of work. You don’t stop your day to be interdisciplinary that’s how it becomes a part of the culture.”   Communication is a key driver of IPC, and in the report CHC was profiled for its utilization of shared electronic health records (EHR), which allows providers across all services (medical, dental and behavioral health) to see their patient’s entire chart, allowing for truly integrated care, and increasing awareness of what every clinician on the patient’s care team is providing. CHC was also noted for the successful virtual collaboration with Project ECHO, which links primary care providers with specialists via video conferencing, to manage patients with complex chronic conditions. The EHR plays an important role in this program, enabling the specialists to see all aspects of the patient’s medical record. The report explored how organizational structure can affect the way professionals work together. At CHC, primary care providers sit and work together in “pods” with their team members (medical assistants, nurses, behavioral health providers and specialists like podiatrists, dietitians, diabetes educators, and others). Each pod shares a patient panel and works together to provide comprehensive care for its patients. Benefits of sitting in a pod include being able to actively engage in conversations about the patients, resulting in a culture of interprofessional collaboration. CHC’s President and CEO Mark Masselli commented on the report saying, “We are honored to be included in this report and look forward to constantly improving our interprofessional collaboration as we continue to train the next generation of primary care providers to the highest level of care and our model of care.”

Gold emerges as the anchor in uncertain waters

It has been a good week for gold on the wordwide markets, although GoldMoney customers have been indulging in a spot of speculation and profit taking. Kelly-Ann Kearsey, Dealing Manager at online precious metals dealer, GoldMoney says it has been an interesting week for customer behaviour, ‘The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes on Wednesday took a more doveish stance which supported the gold price at the expense of the dollar, but what is interesting is that we noticed our customers buying gold on the Tuesday, before selling after the FOMC announcement. This looks like it could be a bit of speculation and profit taking.’ The dollar has today, Thursday, made some advances which have weighed negatively on the gold price, but the yellow metal remains above the $1200 psychological level. ‘Most of our selling has been out of the UK and Switzerland, as usual,’ says Kelly-Ann, ‘With Hong Kong and Singapore vaults the focus of buying. The gold/silver ratio is still high in the 70s, and the scarcer platinum remains below its yellow cousin in price. What next? Gold has slipped slightly today, but it is certainly not looking sickly. The recent World Gold Council report showed gold demand slipped modestly at the start of this year and shows that despite a bullish dollar, the precious metal has not lost its sheen. While prices are not rising dramatically, they are at a three month high and the market looks to be well supported. With increasing concerns about the strength of the US and Chinese economies and the threat of another recession appearing on the horizon, gold support is likely to stay firm.’ Week on week price performances 21/05/15 16:00. Gold down 1.3% to $1,205.71, Silver slipped 1.3% to $17.15, Platinum off 0.9% to $1,146.60 and Palladium down 0.4% to $773.85.  Ratio Gold/Silver: 70.30 Ends

18 Revenue Cycle Award Winners Include First-Ever Awards for Physician Practices

Westchester, Ill. – May 21, 2015 – The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) announced the 2015 winners of the MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle, including seven hospital systems, seven individual hospitals, and four physician practices. HFMA’s MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle recognizes providers that have excelled in meeting industry standard revenue cycle benchmarks (MAP Keys), implemented the patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA’s Healthcare Dollars & Sense™ initiatives, and achieved outstanding patient satisfaction. Award recipients are acknowledged as industry leaders and share proven strategies with their colleagues. More than 170 facilities began the application process for this year’s award. HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA , said, “Congratulations to all of our MAP Award winners. Building a strong revenue cycle should go hand in hand with creating a better financial experience for patients, and these organizations demonstrate how to achieve that.” Drew Franklin, Director of Business & Revenue Strategies for ENT and Allergy Associates® (ENTA) headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., remarked, “We feel truly privileged and gratified to receive the 2015 MAP Award for High Performance. It memorializes the work of our practice to have become best-in-class in the business of medicine.” Sue Gillies, Director of Central Billing Operations at ENTA, adds, “It is, frankly, the hard work of our team, coupled with the implementation of recognized best practices, that contributed to our candidacy for the MAP Awards.” Winners of the 2015 MAP Award for High Performance include the following organizations: ·Winning hospital systems: ·Baylor Scott & White – North Texas Division; Dallas ·Geisinger Health System; Danville, Pa. ·INTEGRIS Health; Oklahoma City ·OhioHealth; Dublin, Ohio ·Presbyterian Healthcare Service; Albuquerque, N.M. ·Saint Francis Health System; Tulsa, Okla. ·Virtua Health, Inc.; Marlton, N.J. ·Winning individual hospitals: ·Dallas County Hospital; Perry, Iowa ·Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center; Tualatin, Ore. ·Princeton Baptist Medical Center; Birmingham, Ala. ·St. Luke’s Hospital; Chesterfield, Mo. ·Texas Health Resource – Alliance; Ft. Worth, Texas ·Trinity Mother Frances Hospital; Tyler, Texas ·The Valley Hospital; Ridgewood, N.J. ·Winning physician practices: ·ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP; Tarrytown, N.Y. ·Geisinger Clinic; Danville, Pa. ·St. Elizabeth Physicians; Crestview Hills, Ky. ·Warren Clinic; Tulsa, Okla. The award will be formally presented on June 22 at HFMA's 2015 National Institute in Orlando, Florida. The MAP Award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle physician practice award is sponsored by Healthcare Strategy Group.

Colourful Kaffe at his best in York

A multi-coloured feast for the eyes awaits visitors to the new Kaffe Fassett exhibition on display at The Quilt Museum & Gallery in York until 5 September. For his new exhibition, Ancestral Gifts, the world-famous textile artist has produced 15 new stunning pieces of work inspired by 15 of his favourite pieces from the Quilters’ Guild Collection – the UK’s largest collection of antique patchwork and quilting. The vintage quilts and Kaffe’s contemporary interpretations are displayed side by side – or in some cases fly majestically from the ceiling of the museum’s medieval hall – to stunning effect. York is the only UK venue for this exhibition which will then tour in the US. Kaffe is the first living textile designer to have a one-person show at the London V&A, and has spent the last 50 years inspiring people of all ages with his colourful designs in fabric, knitting, needlepoint, patchwork, painting and mosaic – earning himself the title of ‘King of Colour’ in the process. “We are thrilled that the Patron to The Quilters’ Guild and one of our most celebrated textile designers and artists is not only curating Ancestral Gifts but has taken this opportunity to create an entirely new collection of quilts. It’s a unique and exciting collaboration for the Quilt Museum and Gallery,” said Shirley Collier, museum manager. A commemorative book, Kaffe Fassett’s Heritage Quilts, will be launched this summer, price £18.50 (published by Rowan). As well as stunning photographs of both the new and heritage quilts, patterns, templates and instructions for each of Kaffe’s quilts will be included. On 30 and 31 July Kaffe will lead two design-based workshops exploring design and colour in quilts at the National Railway Museum, York, from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Tickets cost £100 for QGBI members and £135 for non members, including parking, refreshments, lunch and tuition. To book a place call the Guild office on 01904 613242 or book online at www.quiltersguild.org.uk/events To book tickets for any of the Ancestral Gifts events contact the Quilt Museum and Gallery, tel: 01904 613242, email: admin@quiltersguild.org.uk  or book online through the events page at www.quiltersguild.org.uk For more information about The Quilt Museum and Gallery visit http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/ or phone 01904 613242. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 10am–4pm. Closed Sundays. Admission charges: adult £6.00, concession £5.00, children free (must be accompanied by an adult). Quilters’ Guild members £3.00. Discounted rates for pre-booked groups of 10 or more people – please call 01904 613242 for more details. The Quilt Museum and Gallery is based at St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York, England YO1 7PW. Tel: 01904 613242. ENDS For more media information and hi-res images please contact: Shirley Collier Museum Manager The Quilt Museum and Gallery St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW Tel: 01904 613242 Email: museum@quiltersguild.org.uk

Flowcrete Americas and Carboline USA Enter New Distribution Agreement in the USA

Carboline’s sales representatives across the United States will have a complement to their existing package of industrial coatings, linings and fireproofing solutions with Flowcrete Americas (http://www.flowcreteamericas.com/)’ extensive range of high performance flooring materials. This agreement will facilitate Flowcrete Americas’ growth in the nation’s construction market and benefit its existing customer network by enhancing its warehousing and distribution footprint, enabling faster turnaround and delivery of materials to clients. Linking with Carboline (http://www.carboline.com/) in this way will allow Flowcrete Americas to leverage Carboline’s strong presence and expertise in the industrial sector to introduce coatings tailored to the demands of these environments. This includes durable, fire-safe and thermal shock resistant floor finishes; antimicrobial treated cementitious urethane surfaces and anti-corrosion floor coating systems. Flowcrete Americas’ specialty flooring systems, notably the company’s antimicrobial treated cementitious urethane (http://www.flowcreteamericas.com/our-products/cementitious-urethane/), fast cure MMA (http://www.flowcreteamericas.com/our-products/fast-cure-mma-flooring/), seamless terrazzo (http://www.flowcreteamericas.com/our-products/seamless-terrazzo/) and protective parking deck systems (http://www.flowcreteamericas.com/our-products/parking-decks/), when sold through Carboline's network of sales representatives are to be installed by Flowcrete Americas' network of STAR rated applicator partners (http://www.flowcreteamericas.com/star/). Being part of the RPM umbrella of companies provides Flowcrete Americas with a platform to form strategic relationships with other subsidiaries - combining technical knowledge, infrastructure and sales forces for the mutual benefit of the companies involved. This is another example of Flowcrete’s work with sister RPM companies, which has been a key aspect of Flowcrete’s strategy for global growth in recent years and comes off the coat tails of Flowcrete’s recent receipt of the annual RPM Connections Creating Value Award (http://news.cision.com/flowcrete/r/flowcrete-awarded-for-creating-value-through-cooperation,c9698196). Flowcrete Americas Managing Director, Dave McNeece, said: “This new distribution agreement means increasing awareness and opportunities for Flowcrete Americas within the US construction market while Carboline will benefit from an enhanced portfolio of construction materials to offer to developers. “Whether presented by a Carboline or Flowcrete representative, our specialist systems will be installed by our highly trained and experienced applicator network. "This ensures that Flowcrete Americas’ existing customer groups will continue to receive the excellent service, sales support and product quality that they have come to expect.” Flowcrete Americas, which opened a new headquarters in Spring, TX last year, continues to grow with the establishment of a new sales entity in Mexico, Flowcrete Mexicana, as well as the appointment of a new Latin America Business Development Manager to develop export opportunities. Flowcrete Americas recently announced the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales, Technical Director and Technical Service Specialist as well as a number of new sales representatives across the United States. To support this increasing national presence and consistently maintain the highest levels of customer satisfaction, Flowcrete Americas recently launched its Specialist Training in the Application of Resin (STAR) program. This contractor training has been designed to provide applicators with the expert knowledge and experience required to successfully install several complex Flowcrete flooring systems. These numerous expansions plans and collaborative strategies are positioning Flowcrete Americas as the premier flooring expert for large-scale industrial and commercial developments.

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

Election of members of the Board and auditorThe Meeting resolved to elect Andrew Barron, Nicholas Stathopoulos, Joachim Ogland, Monica Caneman, Eva Lindqvist and Anders Nilsson as members of the Board (re-election). Andrew Barron was elected as the chairman of the Board (re-election). The Meeting further resolved to elect KPMG AB as auditor for the period until the next Annual General Meeting (re-election). DividendThe Meeting resolved to distribute dividend of SEK one (1) per share for the financial year of 2014.Record date for the dividend was determined as of May 25, 2015. The dividend payment is expected to be distributed by Euroclear on May 28, 2015. Buy-backThe Meeting authorized the Board, until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, on one or more occasions, to resolve on acquisitions of shares in the company to such extent that the company's holding at any given time does not exceed a tenth of the total amount of shares in the company. Incentive programThe Meeting resolved to adopt a long-term share savings incentive program ("LTIP 2015"), and to enter into a share swap agreement with a third party, for the purpose of hedging the financial exposure of LTIP 2015. For queries, please contact: InvestorsPetra von Rohr, Director IR & Corporate Communications Tel: +46(0)734 39 06 54Investor.relations@comhem.com MediaFredrik Hallstan, Head of PRTel: +46(0)761 15 38 30press@comhem.com Com Hem Holding AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (2007:528) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 18:15 CET on May 21, 2015. About Com HemCom Hem is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of high-speed broadband, television and fixed-telephony. Approximately 40% of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers broadband speeds up to 500 Mbps to 1.9 million households which is more than any other operator. Since 2013 Com Hem has a competitive B2B-offer of broadband and telephony services. Com Hem was founded in 1983, has approximately 1,100 employees and its head office is in Stockholm. Operations are run through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and iTUX Communication AB. Com Hem’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit: www.comhemgroup.com.

Com Hem repurchases own shares

The Board of Com Hem Holding AB (”Com Hem” or the ”Company”) has today resolved to initiate share buyback programs for a total amount of up to SEK 1,500 million up until the next Annual General Meeting. The purpose of the program is distribution of funds to the shareholders and together with the ordinary dividend of SEK 1 per share, Com Hem has allocated SEK 1,700 million to be repaid to its shareholders. Com Hem’s share capital will be reduced by cancelling the shares that has been repurchased. The programs are being carried out in accordance with the European Commission’s ordinance (EC) No 2273/2003 of December 22, 2003 (the “EC ordinance”) and will be managed by a securities company or credit institution that makes its trading decisions regarding Com Hem’s shares independently of, and without influence by, Com Hem with regard to the timing of the repurchases. The first share buyback program the Board now has resolved upon will meet the following terms: 1. Repurchases of shares are to be made on Nasdaq Stockholm and in accordance with Nasdaq Stockholm’s Rule Book for Issuers and in accordance with the EC ordinance. 2. Share repurchases can be made during the period May 22, 2015 and July 10, 2015. 3. Repurchases of shares on the Nasdaq Stockholm Exchange are to be made at a per-share price within the registered interval for the going rate at any given time, which denotes the interval between the highest and lowest selling price. 4. Shares for a total maximum amount of MSEK 200 may be repurchased (including any possible block transactions carried out in accordance with what is stated below), of which shares for a maximum amount of MSEK 150 may be purchased for the period ending 30 June 2015, and for a maximum amount of MSEK 50 thereafter. 5. A maximum of 20,664,337 shares may be repurchased. The Company’s holding of its own shares may not at any time exceed 10 per cent of the outstanding shares in the Company. 6. Payment for the shares is to be made in cash. The Board intends to, after the program above expires on July 10, 2015 and up until the following Annual General Meeting, return with additional buyback programs to be carried out in accordance with the EC ordinance. The Board has also resolved on the possibility to, up until the following Annual General Meeting, make repurchases through block transactions, that will not be made in accordance with the exemption in the EC ordinance. Repurchases of shares are to be made on Nasdaq Stockholm and in accordance with Nasdaq Stockholm’s Rule Book for Issuers, for a consideration in cash, at a per-share price within the registered interval for the going rate at any given time, which denotes the interval between the highest and lowest selling price. Repurchases may not result in that the Company’s holding of its own shares, at any time, exceeds 10 per cent of the outstanding shares in the Company. The total number of shares in Com Hem amounts 206,643,376. Com Hem does currently not own any of its own shares. For queries, please contact: InvestorsPetra von Rohr, Director IR & Corporate Communications Tel: +46(0)734 39 06 54investor.relations@comhem.com MediaFredrik Hallstan, Head of PRTel: +46(0)761 15 38 30press@comhem.com Com Hem Holding AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (2007:528) and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was submitted for publication at 18:45 CET on May 21, 2015. About Com HemCom Hem is one of Sweden’s leading suppliers of high-speed broadband, television and fixed-telephony. Approximately 40% of Sweden’s households are connected to Com Hem’s network, with access to the market’s broadest range of television services. Com Hem offers broadband speeds up to 500 Mbps to 1.9 million households which is more than any other operator. Since 2013 Com Hem has a competitive B2B-offer of broadband and telephony services. Com Hem was founded in 1983, has approximately 1,100 employees and its head office is in Stockholm. Operations are run through three subsidiaries; Com Hem AB, Phonera Företag AB and iTUX Communication AB. Com Hem’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, visit: www.comhemgroup.com.

Sky launches new digital asset management platform to create easy access to TV images

Sky´s new digital asset management system Sky Editorial Asset Centre (SEAC) is based on WoodWing Elvis DAM (click to enlarge). Sky briefed Evolved Media Solutions, a platinum partner of WoodWing, to create the Sky Editorial Asset Centre (SEAC) having identified the time being spent every week on servicing hundreds of requests for images by telephone and email. In addition, it had found that there was inconsistency (and sometimes inaccuracy) with the images being used to promote its TV programs and movies both internally and externally – in the media, for marketing and advertising campaigns, on its website and across the company’s electronic program guides for different services (e.g. Sky and Now TV).SEAC is set to revolutionize the way in which people can search, locate and distribute digital images for Sky’s content.  It will• Store all images in a central repository• Use a simple drag and drop system to assign usage and inherit metadata so that all images are easy to classify and retrieve• Create a process to manage image requests and allow users (both at Sky and externally) to download approved imagery themselves if the image they are looking for is already available• Where the required image is not yet available, enable users to make a request which they can then trackMichele Swaine, Transformation Director at Sky, says, “It’s great to offer the Sky Editorial Asset Centre to our staff and external partners – we’re already getting positive feedback from those using the new platform. Quite simply, it will transform the consistency, availability, accuracy and delivery efficiency of the millions of images we use to run and promote our business.”SEAC will be integrated with Sky’s program schedule database so that its Stills Department can plan ahead for the images they will need before the start of each new series or upcoming movie.  They can then easily upload the pictures and the system also incorporates approval tools so they can manage the picture rights, ensuring that images can only be used for the purpose assigned to them.  People can then search for the images they want by channel, program, series, episode and transmission date.Russell Pierpoint, Managing Director at Evolved Media Solutions, adds, “The Sky Editorial Asset Centre will streamline the whole process, allowing Sky to take control of the sharing of its digital assets, stop multiple teams across the company having to search for the same pictures over and over again, and make it much easier for users to access the images they need.  Sky should see a good return on investment as a result of the efficiencies this new platform will provide.”Jeroen Sonnemans, Managing Director at WoodWing Europe, concludes: ”Elvis DAM is inherently a powerful solution for the efficient management of very large amounts of digital assets. But thanks to its open architecture, the support of open standards and the powerful programming interface, Elvis DAM is also ideally suited as a technology platform for the development of highly customized DAM environments, enabling customers to extensively tailor the system to their individual requirements.“About Evolved Media SolutionsEvolved Media Solutions (http://www.evolvedmediasolutions.co.uk/) specializes in efficient multi-channel publishing for media companies, agencies, retailers and corporates. It helps clients automate their publication processes in order to save money and time, and achieve the goal of publishing on all channels (print, web, mobile, email, social media, video, etc.) – ideally without expanding existing teams. From workflow systems to digital asset management (DAM) systems to digital publishing software to cloud CMS systems, it helps businesses of all sizes join the digital publishing evolution. About SkySky is Europe's leading entertainment company. The group serves 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose. Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe's leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY). For more information visit www.sky.com/corporate.

Reichert Life Sciences Introduces Reichert4SPR 4-Channel Surface Plasmon Resonance System

Contact: Jennifer Carlo, Public Relations Coordinator               Jennifer.Carlo@ametek.com, 716-686-4513, www.ReichertSPR.com                                                        BUFFALO, N.Y. – Reichert Technologies (http://www.reichertspr.com/), a business unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, today launched the Reichert4SPR (http://www.reichertspr.com/spr-systems/reichert4spr-the-new-4-channel-system/), its new 4-channel surface plasmon resonance (SPR) system for label-free, real-time investigation of biomolecular interactions. By combining four channels with improved industry-leading sensitivity and baseline stability, Reichert4SPR enables drug discovery researchers to maximize their efficiency, flexibility and throughput. Building upon Reichert’s 15 years of experience developing flexible, affordable, and extremely sensitive SPR systems, the Reichert4SPR features the latest advancements in optics, image sensing, electronics and software. “Reichert’s latest product offering immensely improves the speed and quality of data in the drug discovery process for both pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,” notes Phil Page, Application Scientist for Reichert Life Sciences. The Reichert4SPR’s four channels vastly improve the efficiency of the drug discovery process by increasing throughput and study design flexibility. A researcher can run three experimental channels with one reference, two experimental channels with two separate references, or test different immobilization chemistries or regeneration schemes on each channel. Reichert4SPR pushes the limits of detection and sensitivity “Phenomenal sensitivity and baseline stability make the Reichert4SPR the ideal instrument for kinetic or concentration determination experiments of macromolecules and small molecules,” adds Page. The Reichert4SPR’s high sensitivity (+/- 0.05 μRIU rms noise) reduces the amount of sample required for each experiment and produces results even if a large portion of the protein sample is inactive or denatured. This makes the instrument perfect for analyzing small molecules or very low concentrations of larger biomolecules. The Reichert4SPR also is able to determine picomolar concentrations and equilibrium dissociation constants and has a low baseline drift (0.01 μRIU min-1), which improves data fitting. Intuitive software allows for easy set-up and streamlined workflow Reichert has developed enhanced software for the Reichert4SPR, with features that include integrated, seamless data analysis with multiple binding models, easy data comparison, extensive reporting capabilities, and numerous features to normalize and optimize data fitting. Reichert4SPR has the most-robust fluid handling system The system is designed to use standard tubing and fittings and can run aggregate, precipitate or lysate samples. The fluidics tubing is easy to access and change for lower maintenance and operating costs. Reichert4SPR provides more value than its leading competition, with professional on-site training and service The newly introduced 4-channel system provides more value at the time of purchase and lowers operating costs thanks to the added advantage of an easy-to-access fluidics system. In summary, the Reichert4SPR’s five-year total cost of ownership is 30 percent lower than that of its leading competition. With unparalleled sensitivity and baseline stability, the Reichert4SPR offers the best value on the market. About Reichert’s Full Line of SPR Systems Reichert's SPR systems provide the diverse interests of academia and industry with the most cost-effective, sensitive and flexible platforms in today's marketplace. These systems supply a comprehensive characterization of molecular interactions that are important to researchers in numerous scientific disciplines, including drug discovery. These interactions include but are not limited to protein–protein, protein–peptide, protein–nucleic acid and protein–small molecule. Reichert systems generate information-rich data to determine such key parameters as binding association and dissociation rate constants (kinetics), equilibrium (affinity) constants, thermodynamics and concentration. The systems give invaluable insight into the dynamics of protein-binding assays that govern chemical and biological processes. The new four-channel Reichert4SPR system’s leading technology delivers lower baseline drift and improved sensitivity. About Reichert Life Sciences Reichert Life Sciences’ entry into the design and manufacturing of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) instrumentation began in 1997 with efforts to incorporate bio-sensing technology into Reichert's core critical angle refractometer products. This technology built upon a key Reichert patent (US Patent #4,640,616) describing a digital reflected light refractometer incorporating a charge-coupled device to sense reflected light intensity over a range of angles covering a refractive index range from 1.33 to 1.52. Since then, Reichert has utilized its applications knowledge to develop a full line of SPR systems that push the limits of detection and sensitivity in label-free interaction analysis with technology that drives research from discovery to development to production. Since Reichert’s first SPR device was sold in 2000, the company’s equipment has been used in hundreds of published studies. About Reichert Technologies With more than 150 years of history, Reichert Technologies of Buffalo, New York, is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of analytical and life science instruments, ophthalmic, and medical devices. Reichert also offers laboratory and portable/field refractometers for the automotive, food and beverage, chemical and industrial markets as well as clinical instrumentation for the healthcare market. About AMETEK, Inc.  Reichert Technologies is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies a division of AMETEK, Inc., a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

Scandi Standard’s Annual General Meeting 2015

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

Boost Academy Closes $600,000 Seed Round, Launches Innovative Math Tutoring Platform

           Boost Academy, Inc., developer of an interactive math tutoring platform for the iPad, today announced that it has successfully closed a $600,000 seed round of financing.            The company plans to use the funds to conduct an expanded product launch of its platform in advance of the 2015 fall semester for middle and high school students.  The upcoming back-to-school marketing push follows a highly successful soft launch of Boost Academy’s platform, which began in September 2014 and is ongoing. Additional uses of the funds include increasing product development, amplifying sales and marketing activities and improving the consumer experience. The current funding event represents Boost Academy’s final seed round; two previous rounds helped launch the start-up and totaled nearly $1 million. The company is also working toward securing a major round of venture capital from institutional investors as part of a strategic plan to establish Boost Academy as the innovative leader in the nascent field of interactive tutoring on mobile devices.             “We’ve developed a remarkable system for one-on-one, interactive math tutoring over the iPad,” said Boost Academy President & CEO Craig K. Collins. “These funds will help us gain a foothold in the educational technology market and will enable our team to continue developing and marketing a unique solution that promises to disrupt and then streamline the $13 billion U.S. tutoring market.”             Boost Academy’s technology is a game changer in that it eliminates many of the frustrations and inefficiencies found in the traditional tutoring experience – finding an available tutor, matching tutor expertise with the student’s subject, scheduling, driving, meeting, paying, conducting reference checks, and making provisions for student safety. The company’s platform seamlessly integrates and automates all these activities. Parents can go to the Boost Academy website or app, select a date, time and math subject, and the company will have a tutoring session scheduled and confirmed with a subject-certified tutor, often within minutes.             “While our technology is indeed remarkable,” adds Collins, “it’s the bigger picture that our executive team, staff, tutors and investors are truly excited and passionate about. Our mission is to help students succeed in math. And to-date, Boost Academy students overwhelmingly report significant improvement in comprehension, confidence and grades. Our customer satisfaction metrics are through the roof. Students and parents tell us that our platform is both intuitive and highly effective. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is becoming more central to an individual’s success in high school, college and career. A solid foundation in math is essential for such success. Boost Academy is committed to showing that with a regular regimen of one-on-one tutoring, a deep understanding of such subjects as algebra, geometry, statistics and calculus is possible for almost anyone. Research shows that a majority of students who embark on STEM studies encounter bouts of frustration so extreme that they simply hit a wall and give up. We think we can help change that dynamic.”             Boost Academy was founded by Josh Roach, the company’s Chief Technology Officer, who most recently led the team at Mitek Systems that developed the ability to deposit a check into a bank account by taking a picture of it from any mobile device. An expert in mobile technology, Roach and a team of talented developers created the company’s platform. That came after Roach had contemplated ways that recent advances in mobile computing combined with the ubiquity of powerful tablets could be leveraged to leapfrog today’s web- and PC-based tutoring systems that have frequently been clumsy and difficult to navigate.             “The Boost Academy development process engaged dozens of math teachers, tutors, parents and students,” said Roach. “We gained deep insights into how math was taught, how it was best learned and the numerous roadblocks and inefficiencies both tutors and students faced. Our goals were essentially twofold: Make math tutoring available anytime, anywhere, and create a math-tutoring experience that was overwhelmingly positive and better than traditional face-to-face tutoring.  With hundreds of happy parents and students on our system, I’m convinced we succeeded.”             The bulk of Boost Academy’s current Seed Round came through a group of investors led by Tom Ladt, a successful executive and entrepreneur with a background in leading start-ups and high growth companies. Ladt will join Boost Academy as a member of the company’s Board of Directors.             “My investment team and I immediately fell in love with Boost Academy,” said Ladt. “We like the company’s mission, its management team, its proprietary technology and its potential for growth. We think the company’s future is bright and that it could become a game-changer in the field of education technology.”

Osian leads in Portugal

21.05.15 News release Osian leads in Portugal Welsh rally star Osian Pryce got his Junior World Rally Championship off to the perfect start on the Rally of Portugal this evening – he leads the category overnight. The 22-year-old completed the opening stage at Lousada faster than any of his rivals in the world championship’s feeder formula. He heads the field into tomorrow’s first full day of gravel action. Osian and co-driver Dale Furniss have been counting the minutes until the start of their season-long adventure since arriving in Portugal at the start of the week. And that start couldn’t have gone better. “It’s great to get the event started,” said Osian. “And, while it’s nice to be fastest, the real action starts with the longer stages tomorrow. There were so many people out watching in the stage tonight, it was just amazing – a fantastic atmosphere. So, a great start, but the real business is still to come.” After a stunning WRC 2 debut at Wales Rally GB last year, where Osian was immediately on the pace with the series regulars, the multiple British Rally Championship event winner has been eagerly awaiting his WRC return. “I’ve been ready for this moment for a long time now,” said Osian. “Now it’s just a case of settling everything down and getting on with what will be the longest rally I’ve ever competed on.” The pair completed their pre-event recce, driving all the stages twice to make the pace notes which Dale will call to Osian in a coded form, allowing them to push the DS 3 to the maximum on the stages this week. “The recce went really well,” said Osian. “It was fantastic to get out there and take a look at some of these iconic stages. The surface of the road was really nice, but quite sandy in places. I think it’s probably going to get quite rough for us on the second run. “There’s such a variety of roads on the route; some really quick, fast sections which are nice and wide and then you’re braking into some narrow, tight and technical sections where there are rocks at the side of the road just waiting to give you a puncture or rip a wheel off. Absolute concentration is so important on this one.” Osian made one final test of his Autosport Technology-run Citroën at this morning’s pre-event shakedown test before heading to Guimarães for the ceremonial start and Lousada for the opening superspecial stage. “It’s great to finally be underway with the event,” said Osian, who has been planning his Junior WRC season since setting the WRC 2 field alight with his scorching pace on November’s Wales Rally GB. “I’ve been competing in the British Rally Championship in recent seasons,” he said, “and we’ve finished second in the BRC twice and won a good few events, so the time had definitely come to make the step up to the Junior World Rally Championship. It’s unreal that the moment has arrived and we’re competing in round one!” After tonight’s two-mile mixed-surface loosener, the real competition starts tomorrow, when Osian leads the rest of the Junior WRC field from rally headquarters in Matosinhos to drive the northern-most loop of this great and historic event. Tomorrow in detail Start: Matosinhos 0800 Three stages run twice Service: Matosinhos 1255 Parc ferme (end of day): Matosinhos 1800 Longest stage: Ponte de Lima (27.53km/17.10 miles) Competition day one distance: 128.70km/79.97 miles Total day one distance: 509.50km/316.60 miles The opening day takes Osian and Dale as far north up Portugal’s Atlantic coast as it’s possible to go before crossing the border to Spain. The three stages will all run in the Serra de Arga mountains. Ponte de Lima is one of the most famous stages on this year’s itinerary and was included on the 1973 Rally of Portugal route, when this event ran as a round of the inaugural World Rally Championship. Frenchman Jean-Luc Therier was fastest in a Renault-Alpine, 42 years ago. Twenty years on and a Subaru Legacy RS-driving Colin McRae was fastest down the same stretch of road. Osian might remember that… he was a week old at the time.  The Citroën DS 3 R3-Max Osian’s ride this week in detail Engine: EP6 CDT 1598cc turbo, direct injection developing 234bhp and 430Nm at 3000rpm.Bodyshell: Reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage.Transmission: Front-wheel drive with six-speed sequential gearbox, activated from steering wheel-mounted paddle. Differential is self-locking ZF.Suspension: front MacPherson struts with BOS three-way adjustable dampers.Numbers: Bore and stroke 77 x 85.8mm width 1715mm length 3948mm wheelbase 2465mm fuel tank capacity 67 litres weight 1230kg.Brakes: Alcon forged 4-piston front calipers, 2-piston rears. Vented discs 330 x 34mm (front) 300 x 8mm (rear). Hydraulic handbrake.Wheels: 6 x 15-inch. About the Junior WRC Won by such rallying greats as Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, the Junior WRC title remains the most sought after drivers’ title outside of the World Rally Championship itself. The series is open to drivers under the age of 28 and is fought out over some of the world’s most demanding rallies. The diversity of events Osian will contest this year is incredible: he’ll go from flying 50 metres at a time through the forests of Jyvaskyla on what’s known as the Finnish Grand Prix (Rally Finland) to the agonisingly slow Rally of 10,000 Corners (Tour de Corse). Crews score on six of seven rounds of the Junior WRC. Osian and Dale missed the opening round of the season on Monte Carlo and will, therefore count all six from the calendar listed below. All Junior WRC crews will drive the identical Citroen DS 3 R3-Max, the latest evolution of Citroen Racing’s super-successful 1600cc turbocharged, front-wheel drive rally car. And all the crews will run identical Michelin tyres on all six rallies. Osian and Dale will also compete for the WRC 3 title, which is the FIA’s support series for category R3 cars. Osian’s 2015 events Rally of Portugal (May 21-24) Moved north from the Algarve to the heartland of Portuguese rallying for this year. The roads around Porto haven’t been used as the base for Portugal’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship since 2001 – but it’s on stages like Fafe that legends and heroes were made in this part of the world. Rally Poland (July 2-5) A super-quick gravel round, Poland was one of the most popular rallies of last year. The event will run wholly within Poland this time, after experimenting with a cross-border route in Lithuania last year. Run out of the Polish Lake District town of Mikolajki, the event is always one of the best attended by fans. Rally Finland (July 30-August 2) Rallying’s Holy Grail. If a driver can’t win the championship, a Finland win is the next best thing. Rallying’s a way of life in this country, but especially in Jyvaskyla in the last week of July. The stages thread a stunning route between the trees and lakes, while the fans provide an amazing atmosphere on the WRC’s fastest weekend of the season. Tour de Corse (October 1-4) Back in the championship for the first time since 2008, the French island provides one of the most challenging asphalt routes of the year. The cars will move between the beautiful towns of Corte, Bastia and Ajaccio as they tackle the toughest and twistiest stages of the year. Rally of Spain (October 22-25) The only mixed surface event of Osian’s season. This rally starts in the heart of Barcelona, where a hugely popular superspecial stage sets the scene for an intriguing gravel-asphalt event. The service park is based in the seaside town of Salou. Wales Rally GB (November 12-15) Based out of Deeside, Osian’s home round just keeps on getting better and better. The organisers have further innovations planned for this year, but there’s going to be nowhere better for Osian to bring his season-long fight to a close. About Osian Pryce Date of birth: 24.02.93 Lives: Machynlleth Co-driver: Dale Furniss First rally: Rally Kurzeme (Latvia) August 2009 – 37thoverall, eighth 2WD British Rally Championship event wins: 4 British Rally Championship results: 2nd(2013/14), 3rd(2012) World Rally Championship starts: 3 World Rally Championship class wins: 1 Website: osianpryce.com Media contact: Sandra Evans +44 7887 693993 sandra@wordspr.com About Vodafone Rally of Portugal Date: May 21-24 Base: Matosinhos, Porto Stages: 16 Competitive distance: 218 miles (352 kilometres) Total distance: 950 miles (1529 kilometres) Website: www.rallydeportugal.pt Media contact: Miguel Fonseca +351 21 093 39 17 miguel.fonseca@acp.pt

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

Since mobile phones represent an increasing portion of e-commerce, easy order placement and secure mobile payment are all the more important. Several studies from the last six months show that mobile devices are used in more than 50% of the e-commerce transactions. With SEQR's new solution Instant Checkout integrated in the E37 e-commerce system, it is even easier to complete purchases in a mobile shop. The customer does not need to enter any data in the shop's checkout, because all customer data such as name, address, e-mail address and mobile phone number are transferred from the SEQR app. All that is required is approving payment and entering your PIN code in the SEQR app in your mobile phone. When shopping on a computer in a normal webshop, orders are placed just as easily by scanning a QR code that is displayed on the screen. "Through  the cooperation with E37, we are reaching out to more than 100 fast-growing e-traders. It will be particularly interesting to see how good the results from the simplified purchasing process of SEQR Instant Checkout will be in combination with E37's mobile-optimised e-commerce solutions," says Peter Fredell, CEO of Seamless. "SEQR is a new, exciting piece of the puzzle that fits in perfectly in our concept – integrating the e-commerce chain in a way that increases both profitability and sales," says Fredrik Karlsson, who is CEO of E37. SWEdala Outlet's webshop is the first to test SEQR Instant Checkout. SWEdala Outlet has invested in full on a mobile-optimised shop based on the E37 e-commerce system. "It is amazingly easy to complete a purchase, also the first time a SEQR user uses our shop. From having found a product to the completed order, all that is required is little more than a few of clicks", says Mikael Rehn who is E-commerce Manager at the pilot customer SWEdala Outlet. For more information: Jonas Larsson, press contract Seamless +46 70 108 86 68, jonas.larsson@seamless.se Peter Fredell, CEO Seamless +46 8 564 878 00, peter.fredell@seamless.se Fredrik Karlsson, CEO, E37 System AB, +46 8-587 667 91, fredrik.karlsson@e37.se, www.e37.se Mikael Rehn, E-Commerce Manager, SWEdala Outlet AB, +46 725-88 55 75, mikael@swedalaoutlet.se, www.swedalaoutlet.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 22 May 2015 at 07.50 am (CET). ABOUT SEQR, by SeamlessSEQR (se·cure) is Europe’s most used mobile payment solution in stores and online. SEQR enables anybody with a smartphone to pay in stores, at restaurants, parking lots and online, transfer money at no charge, connect loyalty programs, store receipts digitally and receive offers and promotions directly through one mobile app. Through the SEQR app, the user simply scans or taps a QR-code/NFC at check-out and approves the purchase by entering a PIN code. Fast, smooth and safe, SEQR’s payment solution enables merchants to lower interchange fees significantly compared to those charged by traditional card companies. SEQR’s unique transaction platform has been developed by Seamless, one of the world’s largest suppliers of payment systems for mobile phones. Founded in 2001 and active in 26 countries, Seamless handles more than 3, 1 billion transactions annually through 525 000 active sales outlets. 6 200 merchants have chosen SEQR including the largest grocery chains, fast food chains and national retailer chains in the markets where SEQR is established. Currently SEQR is established in Sweden, Finland, Romania, Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France and Italy. In 2013, SEQR won the Mobile Money Global Award for Best Mobile Money Deployment in Europe. Seamless is traded on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, under the SEAM ticker. www.seqr.com

Biomanipulation an effective way of reducing algal blooms

The extensive review has been conducted by the Mistra Council for Evidence-Based Environmental Management (EviEM). ‘By looking at a very large number of lakes, we’ve been able to show that this method is actually effective in improving water quality. We can also see under what conditions it works better, and in what types of lakes. This provides decision-makers with a good scientific evidence base,’ says Anna Gårdmark, professor of quantitative fish and fisheries ecology and a member of the team that carried out the review. Many attempts have been made in recent decades to restore eutrophic lakes by biomanipulation, that is to say, by removing or stocking fish or other species. The commonest form of biomanipulation is intensive fishing to reduce populations of fish that feed on zooplankton or benthic fauna. In European lakes, members of the carp family, such as roach and bream, are the main species in that category. If the numbers of such fish in a eutrophic lake are successfully reduced, the ecosystem may be modified in a way that makes the water more transparent and reduces the risk of algal blooms and oxygen deficiency, at least in the short term. The review began with a search of the scientific literature that identified a total of 14,500 articles. After screening for relevance, 233 of these remained. Between them, they contained useful data on 128 biomanipulation interventions in 123 lakes. Of these, 85 per cent had been carried out in Europe and 15 per cent in North America. Among the Swedish lakes included in the review were Ringsjön and Finjasjön in Skåne, and Vallentunasjön north of Stockholm. To sum up, the results indicate that removing zooplankton- or bottom-feeding fish is a useful means of improving water quality in eutrophic lakes. • The beneficial effects of removing the fish normally lasted for at least three years. In some lakes that were monitored long-term, the effects persisted for ten years or more. • Fish removal was particularly successful in relatively small lakes with short retention times and high phosphorus levels prior to biomanipulation. • Removing larger numbers of fish increased the efficacy of the intervention. • These two relationships could also reinforce each other – increasing fish removals had the most pronounced effect on chlorophyll levels in lakes that were small and/or had high phosphorus concentrations prior to manipulation. • In some lakes, as an alternative to removing plankton- and bottom-feeding fish, predatory fish have been stocked, which then feed on and reduce populations of roach and similar fish. That method, however, was not found to significantly improve water quality. Further information A more detailed summary of the review is available from the EviEM website (http://www.eviem.se/en/), where the full report can also be downloaded. High-resolution photographs and illustrations can be obtained from www.eviem.se/en See the film about the project at www.eviem.se/en The report has also been published in the journal Environmental Evidence 2015, 4:13  (www.environmentalevidencejournal.org). EviEM The Mistra Council for Evidence-Based Environmental Management (EviEM) works to promote environmental management built on a scientific foundation. Using systematic reviews of different issues relating to the environment, its aim is to improve the basis for environmental decision-making in Sweden. The systematic review method, which sets out to synthesise the results of a large number of existing studies, can be used to bring clarity to issues on which consensus has previously been lacking. EviEM is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) and is based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Its work is politically and financially independent. Contacts: Per LarssonChair of the review team and professor at Linnaeus University, Kalmar.Phone: +46 (0)706 22 37 79, +46 (0)480 44 73 11Email: per.larsson@lnu.se   Anna GårdmarkMember of the review team and professor at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, ÖregrundPhone: +46 (0)10 4784125Email: anna.gardmark@slu.seClaes BernesProject manager for the review, EviEMPhone: +46 (0)8 673 97 55, +46 (0)72 246 38 89Email: claes.bernes@eviem.se Sif JohanssonDirector, EviEMPhone: +46 (0) 708 249431Email: sif.johansson@eviem.se

Elos clarifies focus – changes name to Elos Medtech

On 27 April 2015, the Annual General Meeting of Elos AB (publ) resolved to change the company’s name/registered name to Elos Medtech AB. Since 1989, the company has been listed on Nasdaq Nordic Stockholm Exchange, the Small Cap list, with a classification in the Health Care sector since February 2008. In recent years, Elos Medtech’s operations have been streamlined based on a well-defined strategy to develop and strengthen the Group’s market position in selected medical technology segments and to create a global structure. To highlight the focus of the operation and create a more cohesive Group structure, the Group’s name is now Elos Medtech. “Over the years, Elos Medtech has successively developed into a leading developmentand production partner in the field of medical technology products, such as dental and orthopaedic implant systems and instruments. Recent events, such as the divestment of subsidiaries in the Metrology business area in 2014 and the recent acquisition of the US-based Onyx Medical, were logical steps in our strategy to focus and expand in selected segments of the medical-technology market,” says Johannes Lind-Widestam, President and CEO of Elos Medtech AB. Elos Medtech has traditionally worked on developing products for other companies. However, in line with the general trend in the medical technology industry, the company has continuously introduced proprietary innovative products. “In recent years, we have developed a number of dental products contributing to an efficient digital workflow. We collaborate with globally leading dental implant companies specialised in 3D scanning and CAD/CAM solutions. During 2015, we intend to introduce products in the spine area,” says Lind-Widestam. The renaming to Elos Medtech emits signals to: -       the stock market, showing that the Group has clarified and strengthened its strategic focus-       our international customers and suppliers, showing that the Group is now fully focused on medical technology; the subsidiaries already have names beginning with Elos Medtech. “The main reason for the new name is the clarity we achieve and the benefits a shared name provides by making it easier to identify the units as part of a larger whole. This leads to advantages, particularly when major business transactions are being discussed,” says Lind-Widestam. The ticker code on Nasdaq will not change; the share is called ELOS B as in the past. Lidköping, 22 May 2015 Elos Medtech AB (publ)

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

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

Subconscious learning shapes pain responses

Previous studies have shown that a person’s pain experience can be increased or decreased by associating a specific cue, such as an image, with high or low intensity pain. However, until now it has been unclear if it is necessary to be consciously aware of the cue in order to learn the association. In this recent study, Dr. Karin Jensen and colleagues tested whether unconscious learning affected pain responses, by using subliminal images and training participants to associate a certain image with high pain and another image with low pain. The study involved 49 participants in all, randomly assigned into four experimental groups that would elucidate the impact of different levels of conscious awareness during the experiment. All participants were generally healthy, with no chronic illnesses or psychiatric diagnoses. None of the participants reported receiving any medication apart from hormonal contraceptives. In the experiment, images of different faces were presented on a computer screen. To some of the participants the images were shown so quickly that they could not be consciously recognized. For each image exposure, participants were subjected to pain stimulation and asked to rate the pain according to a specific scale. As each image was repeatedly associated with either high or low pain, it turned into a high pain cue or a low pain cue that would affect the participants’ expectations. The results suggest that pain cues could be learned without conscious awareness, as participants reported increased pain when shown the high pain image and reduced pain when shown the low pain image during identical levels of pain stimulation, regardless of whether or not the images were shown subliminally, “These results demonstrate that pain responses can be shaped by learning that takes place outside conscious awareness, suggesting that unconscious learning may have an extensive effect on higher cognitive processes in general”, says Karin Jensen. This work was funded by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, and support was also provided by a NCCIH/NIH Grant. The study was conducted by researchers from the Osher Center at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, USA. Publication: 'Classical conditioning of analgesic and hyperalgesic pain responses without conscious awareness (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/05/14/1504567112.abstract)', Karin Jensen, Irving Kirsch, Sara Odmalm, Ted J. Kaptchuk, and Martin Ingvar, PNAS (http://www.pnas.org/), published ahead of print May 15, 2015, doi:10.1073/pnas.1504567112.

Dome Energy AB Completes Sale of US Operations

Dome Energy AB. (https://www.domeenergy.com) (Ticker: DOME (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/els/dome)) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization with PEDEVCO Corp. (http://www.pacificenergydevelopment.com) d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ped)), for the sale of Dome’s entire US asset base. Structured as the sale of Dome’s wholly owned subsidiary Dome Energy Inc., the proposed transaction, will see Dome Energy AB shareholders receive ~152.6 million shares of PEDEVCO common stock, representing ~64% of the total shares in the newly merged entity. Following the completion of the sale of the US assets, the intention is that the net proceeds of the transaction (shares in PED) will be distributed to the shareholders of Dome Energy AB. The Board of Directors will evaluate alternatives for the continuation of Dome Energy AB. and present a plan at the Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2015. At closing, Dome Energy Inc.’s CEO and President, Paul Morch, will become CEO and President of the combined entity, with the current CEO of PEDEVCO, Frank Ingriselli, becoming Chairman of the Board. The Companies expect to complete the transaction no later than November 19, 2015. Final terms will be presented before the Annual General Meeting and are subject to shareholder approval. The companies anticipate that combined production for the merged entity will be approximately 3,300 boepd with proven reserves of approximately 20 million barrels of oil equivalent. The Company believes the strong cash flow and scalability of the combined assets along with operational and financial efficiencies will enhance shareholders value for both Companies. Chief Executive Officer, Paul Morch, stated: “This is one step closer to achieving our vision of securing scalable shale assets to complement our existing portfolio. Our goal is to grow organically to reach 10,000 boepd through the organic development of our asset base. We now have secured a solid financial base along with some of the most profitable grade shale acreage in the US. We are excited to work together with the PEDEVCO team to bring this transaction to a close. The oil price has seen a good correction from levels earlier this year, which supports an aggressive development of our assets. Good shale assets are considered more valuable than ever, and the development costs have started to balance at an attractive level. Core acreage in PEDEVCO’s acreage should support more than 100 wells being developed at current oil and gas prices. We will also hold inventory than can be scaled to several hundred wells at a higher oil price.” For further information please contact: Susanna Helgesen, CFOPhone: +46 708 27 86 36US phone: +1 281 558 8585E-mail: sh@domeenergy.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- About Dome EnergyDome Energy AB. is an independent Oil & Gas Company publicly traded on the Nasdaq OMX First North exchange in Sweden (Ticker: DOME (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/els/dome)). Remium Nordic AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company’s focus is on the development and production of existing onshore Oil & Gas reserves in the United States. For more information visit www.domeenergy.com. About Pacific Energy Development (PEDEVCO Corp.)PEDEVCO Corp, d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED (http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ped)), is a US publicly-traded energy company engaged in the acquisition and development of strategic, high growth energy projects, including shale oil and gas assets, in the United States. The Company’s principal asset is its D-J Basin Asset located in the D-J Basin in Colorado. Pacific Energy Development is headquartered in Danville, California, with an operations office in Houston, Texas. For more information visit www.pacificenergydevelopment.com

Bulletin from Annual General Meeting 2015

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

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

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

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

Minicabster, the leading London minicab booking (https://www.minicabster.co.uk/) service, has spoken out on Boris Johnson’s plans to cap the number of minicabs operating in London – saying it’s not about decreasing quantity, it’s about increasing quality in the private hire sector. The Mayor of London wants to allow a finite number of minicabs to operate in the capital, which could send competition and prices soaring for regular passengers. But Minicabster, which allows users to compare quotes from minicab providers all over the capital, believe that reducing the number of cabs won’t solve any problems – the answer should be improving the quality of existing cab services. Sadie Gee, Business Lead at Minicabster, says, “It’s great that the Mayor is so engaged with the London transport sector, and there’s no doubt he wants to make things better for passengers. Here at Minicabster, the focus is on quality, and ensuring that customer experience is the best it can be. By restricting the number of minicabs allowed to operate in the capital, the Mayor could potentially cause prices to rise so high that minicabs are no longer a viable option for passengers that want to get around the city safely, affordably and conveniently.” She adds, “The answer is not to place a cap on minicab numbers – it’s to ensure that the operating cabs are meeting their obligations and fulfilling the needs of their passengers. By improving quality, rather than reducing quantity, we can ensure a competitive and fair industry that offers plenty of options for passengers.” Mr Johnson has been seen as someone who wishes to protect the rights of London black cab drivers, and he has spoken out against Uber and other providers that have grown rapidly in recent years. Black cab drivers have previously argued that the lack of regulation in the industry skews the market in favour of providers like Uber – but there are those who feel that the competition is good for the industry overall. Minicabster believes in evolution, rather than revolution – their collaborative approach to minicab comparison and booking stands apart from providers like Uber, which have been accused of disrupting the industry. Minicabster helps professional private hire firms to adapt and evolve in the modern climate, using booking apps and other innovations to level the playing field and ensure everyone has access to fast, convenient and affordable minicabs, whenever they need them. Founded in 2011, the firm has emerged as a leader in the space, despite a turbulent few years for the private hire industry. For more information about Minicabster, visit the website or download the app: http://www.minicabster.co.uk iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/minicabster-price-comparison/id594860270?mt… (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/minicabster-price-comparison/id594860270?mt=8)Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eirtight.anycabs&hl=en_GB

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

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

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

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

Head Down To The Farm with MyRealGames’ Array of Time Management Titles

If you’ve ever felt like mucking out on the farm, feeding chickens and milking cows, your luck is in! MyRealGames, the online gaming site, has a multitude of farm-oriented time management games so gamers can test their agricultural skills without getting their hands too dirty! The free online gaming site is renowned for boasting a plethora of exciting games, and many of the time management games follow the popular farming format. Players can manage and expand their barns, plant and harvest crops, milk cows, harvest eggs from chickens and much more in a variety of exciting games that will have kids and adults alike entertained for hours. Nikolai Veselov, of MyRealGames, says, “Farming time management games are incredibly popular on social networking sites – but if you’re someone who doesn’t like pestering your friends for help to get ahead, our solo farming time management games are perfect. There are numerous options available – you can download the games to your computer, or find a title which allows you to play in-browser, and once it’s all set up, you’ll be unleashed on your very own farming plot. Perfect for gamers who like a good time management game, our broad collection is, and always will be, totally free to all.” One of the most enduring popular farming games on the site is Big Farm. While many time management games struggle to engage players with a great storyline, this particular title reels gamers in from the very first mission! Players build their own farm, cooperate with friends and players all over the world, as well as enjoying the comic-book inspired graphics and a range of quirky and fun characters. Available as a totally free download game, Big Farm is a must-have for any time-management lovers. Other popular farming games available at MyRealGames include: · Magic Farm Game – the aim of this game is selling flowers – have you got a green thumb? Gamers can sell their flowers separately or craft beautiful bouquets – and there’s even a side quest to save your in-game parents! · Exotic Farm – If regular farming isn’t your style, why not try this more exotic version? With unique fruits, free-roaming animals and hand-operated machinery, this original game puts a great twist on popular farming titles. · Farm Craft – another hugely popular game, Farm Craft sees you take on the role of Ginger in the fight against AgroCorporation - a conglomerate that wants to develop on your farmland! Get your hands dirty, help other rural farmers and enjoy charming farm fun with this free download game. To find out more about MyRealGames, or to enjoy a multitude of farming time management games, visit the website at: http://myrealgames.com/

Royal Blind School donates equipment to Blind School in Malawi

Equipment from the Royal Blind School’s former campus in Craigmillar has been donated to a Blind School in Malawi. A total of 32 boxes of resources no longer required by the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh since its campuses merged, including science and maths Braille equipment, were shipped over by the charity Malawi Association of Christian Support (MACS). They are now being used by low vision learners at the Nkope School for the Blind in southern Malawi. The donation was arranged by Kay Bates, a retired science teacher from the Royal Blind School, who visited Malawi in 2009 on a MACS project When Ms Bates realised there was equipment from the old building which could no longer be used by the school, but would be extremely useful in Malawi, she decided to fundraise so the materials could be shipped out. The Malawian school has now received the goods and they are already making a difference. Specialist teacher Esaya Mtenje sent a letter of thanks to Kay Bates and everyone at the Royal Blind School, which said:- “The contents of the boxes are too numerous to mention, but let you be assured that they will be put into good use.. Special thanks should go to the donation of the CCTV which has a great impact, especially to our learners with low vision. As I am writing, learners who are expected to sit for National examinations this year are using it. For this we say bravo our partners.” Nothing in the shipment is going to waste - any equipment which would not be of benefit to pupils at the Blind School has been passed on to the local mainstream school and other school in the area.

SEVENTH BODYPOWER EXPO AT BIRMINGHAM NEC PROVES MOST SUCCESSFUL YET

This year, a staggering number of visitors from across the globe made their way to BodyPower Expo in what has fast become a yearly pilgrimage to pay homage to their fitness idols, with the likes of Hulk Hogan, Steve Cook, Phil Heath, Lorraine Pascale, Brian Shaw, Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler all topping the bill. Almost 80,000 people attended the event held at Birmingham NEC, which has continued to grow into one of the world’s biggest highlights of the year for the fitness industry.The continued diversification of the event is strikingly evident in the visitor numbers, with new visitors being attracted year on year. With a live cooking kitchen, fitness model competition, kickboxing, Parkour, bodybuilding and strongman on offer amongst 600,000 square feet of occupied floor space, organisers are clearly pushing the boundaries on how much of the fitness spectrum can be showcased under one roof. Nick Orton, Founder and CEO of BodyPower said, “There was such a buzz around the venue this year at BodyPower Expo, an amazing electric atmosphere. Our very excited VIP ticket holders were queueing before 8am in anticipation to get into the event! This is the biggest fitness convention on the industry calendar, we have a following of thousands who attend every year. But we also welcomed new visitors to The NEC across the weekend, and we hope they’ll be back for another action-packed expo next time around.” Since the inaugural BodyPower Expo in 2009 more than a quarter of a million people have experienced the unique, inspirational atmosphere that the event seems to generate, providing the public with a colossal spectacle of everything positive about fitness.  In addition to the interactive theatres which held talks and Q&A sessions with athletes, BodyPower Expo also welcomed over 350 exhibitors to the event – many of which brought along their sponsored athletes. From fitness apparel brands to nutritional supplements suppliers, much of the floorspace was covered with businesses offering free samples, running demos and running competitions for visitors to get involved in. As one of the best opportunities for brands to interact with the health and fitness community face to face, many exhibitors have already re-booked their booth for next year. Over the weekend hundreds of professional athletes descended on BodyPower Expo including Flex Lewis, Steve Cook, Zoe Smith, Calum Van Moger, Shaun Stafford, Dana Linn Bailey, Kai Green and many, many more. Calum Best was meeting and greeting fans all weekend at his Best Life booth, and Lorraine Pascale fronted the Healthy Eating Kitchen, showing visitors the secret to healthy recipe success. Perhaps the most exciting day of the event was Saturday, when Hulk Hogan appeared in the Super Theatre and spent time in the VIP signing booth meeting fans who had queued for hours. 2015 has so far been yet another year of unimaginable development for BodyPower Ltd., a company at the fulcrum of international health, fitness and wellness. As well as the acquisition of Leisure Industry Week; the announcement of a BodyPower Expo in Ireland and the second instalment of BodyPower India, the domestic offering at Birmingham’s NEC continues to set the standard as one of the world’s premier fitness events. Marketing Director, Ollie Upton added, “The event is just growing year after year – after all the fitness industry is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. BodyPower Expo is the place to be for anyone interested in fitness, nutrition and sport. We can’t wait to be back in 2016 with an even better line-up!” For more information visit: www.bodypowerexpo.co.uk.

Bosch powers the future of automotive development at its International Automotive Press Conference in Germany

Highlighting a number of keys themes, members of the Bosch board of management have addressed the international media at its bi-annual International Automotive Press Conference in Germany (May 19-21, 2015). Topics covered included sales growth, technology plans encompassing electrification, connectivity and automation in the mobility sector, as well as the company’s contribution to specific models including the technically advanced Porsche 918 Spyder. Mobility Solutions sector continues strong growth Bosch announced that sales grew, once again, significantly faster than the market, with unit sales of the ESP anti-skid system, diesel systems and petrol systems each increasing by 20 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, the driver assistance business is rising by one-third annually. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7219&tk_id=108). Connectivity as the key to electrification and automation Connectivity will lead breakthroughs in electrified and automated driving, for example, allowing drivers to locate and reserve charging spots or enabling automated vehicles to anticipate events such as congestion ahead and decelerate in plenty of time. Bosch also highlighted the issues of protection against unauthorised external access to vehicle functions, an essential element in a future of increasingly connected cars. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7222&tk_id=108).  Bosch is creating the technical prerequisites for automated driving As a leader in the automated driving arena, Bosch has now added electric power steering to its portfolio thanks to its new Automotive Steering Division. It also recognised people as being at the centre of automated driving; in Bosch prototypes, the human machine interface (HMI) notifies the driver whenever automated driving is a viable option for a portion of the journey. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7221&tk_id=108).  Electric car twins join the Bosch fleet Bosch premiered two new automated test vehicles based on the Tesla Model S at the Conference, each of which was retrofitted with fifty new Bosch components, enabling them to now autonomously drive on motorways without constant monitoring from the driver. The cars join the fleet alongside Bosch’s current test vehicles based on the BMW 325d Touring, which have been successful driven for several thousand kilometres on motorways in both Stuttgart and California. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7244&tk_id=108).  Electrification will take combustion engines to new heights In 2025, Bosch predicts around 15 percent of all new vehicles built worldwide will have a hybrid powertrain, while in Europe more than a third of all new cars will be partially electric powered. Bosch believes that electrification is complementary to internal combustion engines, with the company’s new recuperation system a prime example. The entry-level 48-volt hybrid unit reduces CO2 emissions by around 7 percent in the driving cycle for compact vehicles. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7220&tk_id=108).  An electrifying combination: hybrid technology from Porsche and Bosch "Porsche and Bosch have teamed up to bring electrification to electrifying sports cars together. Electricity gives added driving pleasure and efficiency", said Dr. Rolf Bulander, Chairman of the Business Sector Mobility Solutions at Bosch. For the three plug-in models made by Porsche, Bosch supplies the power electronics, the battery pack, the electric motors for the Cayenne and Panamera and the electric motor installed on the front axle of the 918 Spyder. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7247&tk_id=108). Contact: Sabrina Mayeen, phone: +44 (0)1895 838813                     The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015) generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* The company’s operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse *The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

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

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

VISIT THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ENGLISH WHISKY THIS SUMMER

THE LAKES DISTILLERY (http://www.lakesdistillery.com/en/) is a dream of one man who wanted to create the perfect English whisky and is now the finest craft distillery in England, and the ideal day out this summer. Just six miles from Keswick in the North of the Lake District, Paul Currie, co-founder of the award winning Isle of Arran Distillers discovered his ideal location for England’s finest craft distillery. After £7m of investment and over three years of searching, Paul realised his dream by renovating an 1850s Victorian model farm into The Lakes Distillery which now produces four world-class spirits. The charming destination, which gives visitors a unique insight into craft distilling, has an ideal water source in the River Derwent just 150m from the Distillery, and the Cumbrian Fells as a stunning backdrop to indoor and outdoor dining. The distillery opened in December 2014 when it started production of its Lakes Single Malt which is now maturing in casks in the warehouse and will be bottled for the first time in April 2018. The Lakes Gin and the Lakes Vodka are produced at The Distillery in handmade copper pot stills. The distillery uses local ingredients where possible – The Lakes Gin is created with wild Cumbrian juniper, heather and meadowsweet all foraged nearby. The ONE, the first blend of whiskies from around the British Isles ever to be produced, launched a year before the distillery opened and has been classified as one of the best blended whiskies in the world, having been awarded a silver medal at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). Bordering the tranquil Bassenthwaite Lake it’s easy to see why Paul chose this spot for the distillery. He wanted to make his distillery open to everyone, so families, friends, able and disabled people of all ages along with outdoor enthusiasts come off the fells to enjoy a tour or dine at the award-winning Bistro at The Distillery. The Bistro at The Distillery is an all-day dining facility which offers breakfast, coffee and cake, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner in the evening or a selection of cocktails at the end of the day, the menu changes weekly with locally inspired dishes and seasonal ingredients. Visitors who go on the distillery tour witness the four essential components which make up Paul’s world renowned spirits. First they start at the water source (the most influential ingredient) watching the water’s 25 mile journey from Sprinkling Tarn high on Scafell Pike along the River Derwent and onto the Irish Sea on a high definition, cinematic film taken from a helicopter. An expert guide then invites guests to watch the stillmen at work, as they see how the spirits are produced, distilled in unique traditional artisan copper pot stills. Visitors then get to see the maturing barrels of The Lakes Single Malt in the warehouse and the different types of woods used. Certain flavours are achieved using particular wood types which sets The Lakes Distillery apart from those north of the border - Scottish distilleries are restricted on wood choice. The tour ends in the beautiful tasting room where visitors can raise a glass and taste the spirits they’ve learnt about that day.  Paul Currie said: “It’s amazing looking at how far we’ve come.  Craft distilling is one of fastest growing areas of the drinks industry across the world and our exports are growing all the time.  “It’s also wonderful that we’ve managed to find so many of our talented team in the local area too.” To come and live Paul’s dream and experience his journey, The Lakes Distillery is open seven days a week from 11am to 6pm for tours. Tours last approximately 45 to 60 minutes and are priced at £12.50 for adults, £5.00 for 13 to 17 yrs (accompanied by an adult) and free for children 12 and under.  Every ticket for the tour has a voucher worth £5 which can be redeemed on any 70cl bottle purchased in the shop that day. The Bistro at The Lakes Distillery is open from 11am to 9pm with lunch from 12 noon till 3pm and evening meals 17.30 till 9pm. There is a fixed price menu available for both of these services which changes daily with 2 courses for £15.95 and 3 courses for £8.95. For more information, please visit www.LakesDistillery.com Please also feel free to view or share our video available at https://youtu.be/Knsq4e3TRLk or www.YouTube.com/TheLakesDistillery  - Ends - 

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

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

BRITS PUT BITE BEFORE SIGHT NEW SURVEY SHOWS

21 May 2015… The demand for a dazzling Hollywood smile could be putting eye health care in the shade according to a new survey released today.  While three quarters (75 per cent) of Brits state that sight is the most important of the senses, and 81 per cent say experiencing vision loss would be their biggest concern, latest research reveals we look after our teeth far more than our eyes. In a battle of vision vs. teeth, the eyes should have it. Yet, on average, British adults visit the dentist twice as much as the optician.  We scan the reading chart every 2 years, 3 months and 3 days; yet we hop into the dental chair to ‘open wide’ every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days! The new research[i] (http://#_edn1)  by Optegra Eye Health Care (http://www.optegra.com/) reveals that almost a quarter of Brits (22 per cent) have not had an eye test for at least three years.  While half of the population (50 per cent) have had more than 30 dental checks in their lifetime to date, one in ten Brits (10 per cent) cannot even remember the last time they visited the optician. Leading ophthalmic surgeon, Mr. David Anderson, from Optegra Eye Health Care group, says:  “It is widely agreed that sight is the most important of the senses, and we hear from patients on a daily basis how precious their sight is; but this research makes me wonder if we tend to take good vision for granted. “It is vital to have regular eye check-ups as there are so many conditions that may be going on without us realising – from early stages of cataract (https://www.optegra.com/eye-conditions-and-treatments/cataract), which is very common and easily treated, to retinal tears (https://www.optegra.com/eye-conditions-and-treatments/retinal-conditions/what-is-a-retinal-condition) or glaucoma (https://www.optegra.com/eye-conditions-and-treatments/glaucoma-surgery) which, if not detected in time, can lead to blindness. “Of course, it is important to keep check on teeth too, but it is surprising that Brits are going to their dentist almost twice as often than going to their optician – yet vision is so vital to every day life!” The new research shows we opt to keep check on our teeth much more often.  In fact 67 per cent of adults go to their dentist every 12 months or under; compared to only 10 per cent of adults seeing their optician in that time frame. Michael Sutton, age 43, a designer from Surrey says: “My vision is vital to every aspect of my life – from home life, enjoying my children and hobbies, to my work, where design means I need to have the sharpest of vision to review and draw the smallest of details.  But, I must confess that I have been to the dentist far more often than the optician.  “In fact when I went to the optician last she pointed out it had been an entire decade since I had last visited! I go to the dentist every six to 12 months. “I had no idea it had been that long, and to be honest, the only reason I went then was because I had worn my reading glasses for so long they were out of fashion! “It is concerning to think that if there had been any problem with my eye health it may have progressed to a much bigger issue by this point.  From now on, I’m aiming to go much more often.” ENDS ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [i] (http://#_ednref1) Consumer research carried out April 2015 for Optegra by Censuswide; online research with 2,231 British adults aged 16 years and above.

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

"Our mantra is growth and increased profitability." Dag Bergheim Pettersen, Chief Executive Officer, Zinzino AB PERIOD SUMMARYFor the first quarter of 2015 all Zinzino's markets are showing growth compared with the previous year. Total revenues amounted to 109.0 (75.5) million SEK, representing a sales growth of 44% compared with the previous year for the Group. Profit before tax amounted to 6.5 (2.9) million SEK, corresponding to earnings per share of 0.22 (0.10) SEK. The gross profit margin amounted to 34% (28%), a margin improvement of 6 percentage points. FIRST QUARTER, Q1 2015, (compared with the same period last year, 2014) · Total revenues were adjusted to 109.0 (75.5) million SEK, representing a growth of 44%. · The operating profit amounted to SEK 6.8 (2.7) million SEK and the operating margin 6.3% (3.6%). · Profit before tax amounted to SEK 6.5 (2.9) million SEK. Profit per share amounted to 0.22 (0.10) SEK. SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE PERIOD · Zinzino AB has acquired an additional 13.8 percent of Faun Pharma AS, increasing its ownership to 98.8%. · Zinzino Food has launched a new product: Protect. A product that interacts with the body's innate defence mechanism - the immune system. Contains Wellmune® · Begun establishment processes with start-ups in Germany and Canada. · During the first quarter of 2015, the Group had 14,821 (11,864) new customers. The sales force was increased by 2,359 (2,916) distributors. · The percentage breakdown of sales between the product lines during the first quarter of 2015 is 25% for Zinzino Coffeehouse and 75% for Zinzino Food. · Turnover for Zinzino Food amounted to 65.9 (41.4) million SEK, representing a growth of 59%. · Sales for Zinzino Coffee amounted to 21.6 (29.0) million SEK, representing a decrease in sales of 26%. COMMENTS FROM DAG BERGHEIM PETTERSEN, CEO: Our mantra is growth and increased profitability : “Growth during the first quarter amounted to 44% and we have a better profitability than ever before. We are ahead of our forecast of 25% growth and our cost of sales are decreasing, resulting in increased gross profit margins. This is something we have in our plan and that every day we work hard to achieve. We have acquired additional shares in Faun Pharma AS, so that we now own 98.8%. With almost full control of the company we are now making investments in new products, production capacity, equipment and organisation. The results from this we expect to see over the next six months as we launch new product concepts. We are confident that this launch will help us achieve our ambitious growth targets with an average sales growth of 25% over the next three years with improved profitability every year. In order to maintain growth, we will also be entering two new markets in 2015 - Germany and Canada. Two big markets that we believe will give us many new customers and distributors, and through that a growth in sales. Both establishments will happen in a resource efficient manner through the contributions of existing organisations in Sweden and the USA. This means that we can absorb the establishment costs within the framework of our regular operating costs. Our business model for the establishment of new markets is extremely efficient and ensures profitability early in the new markets. We launched a new product line in health almost 3 years ago when we entered into a collaboration with the Norwegian research company BioActive Foods AS. We then acquired BioActive Foods AS later at the end of last year. It has proven to be a successful move and we are now working on large scale product development for the next few years. We are convinced that this will result in even more loyal customers and as with the factors above, contribute to us achieving our ambitious growth targets. We will protect and look after our customers. Customer loyalty and customer satisfaction is something we measure carefully and strive for. In order to take care of our customers in the best way we have recruited many skilled employees to our efficient support department and the rest of the organisation. We have invested a lot in a healthy and pleasant internal culture and work environment that we believe will spread to our customers. In addition to this, we will launch our own Zinzino app that will further contribute to customer satisfaction and loyalty. We currently sell a self-test that measures the ratio in the blood between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. We have at the time of writing, analysed over 95,000 tests. In this way, we have a clear picture of the health status of our customers in the various markets where we operate. It is incredibly stimulating to work with a product line that can contribute to improved health among our customers, distributors, employees, family and friends. We aim to have one million customers by 2020. With our existing and future products, we believe we have the perfect tools to reach that goal. Zinzino celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015, which we are celebrating with campaigns and new product launches of health and dietary supplements while at the same time we establish ourselves in new markets. Zinzino will inspire change in people's lifestyles. Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO, Zinzino AB For full report In English will be published shortly. This information is what Zinzino AB is required to disclose in accordance with the securities market act and/or the act on trading in financial instruments. The information was submitted for publication May 22nd, 2015.  INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY Zinzino was founded under the name Zinzino Holding in autumn 2007. In 2009 the company acquired, partly through a share issue in the spring, partly through a directed share issue, 93% of the share capital and 97% of the votes in Zinzino AB Zinzino Nordic is a sales company that uses independent distributors who market and sell products via commission through so called direct selling. NEXT REPORTInterim Report Q2, 2015, published on 31st August 2015. For further information:Dag Bergheim Pettersen, CEO, Zinzino, tel +47 (0) 93 22 57 00Fredrik Nielsen, CFO, Zinzino, tel +46 (0) 707 900 174 Pictures for free publication:Anders Ekhammar, tel +46 (0) 707 462 579www.zinzino.se

Bosch powers the future of automotive development at its International Automotive Press Conference in Germany

Highlighting a number of keys themes, members of the Bosch board of management have addressed the international media at its bi-annual International Automotive Press Conference in Germany (May 19-21, 2015). Topics covered included sales growth, technology plans encompassing electrification, connectivity and automation in the mobility sector, as well as the company’s contribution to specific models including the technically advanced Porsche 918 Spyder. Mobility Solutions sector continues strong growth Bosch announced that sales grew, once again, significantly faster than the market, with unit sales of the ESP anti-skid system, diesel systems and petrol systems each increasing by 20 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, the driver assistance business is rising by one-third annually. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7219&tk_id=108).  Connectivity as the key to electrification and automation Connectivity will lead breakthroughs in electrified and automated driving, for example, allowing drivers to locate and reserve charging spots or enabling automated vehicles to anticipate events such as congestion ahead and decelerate in plenty of time. Bosch also highlighted the issues of protection against unauthorised external access to vehicle functions, an essential element in a future of increasingly connected cars. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7222&tk_id=108).  Bosch is creating the technical prerequisites for automated driving As a leader in the automated driving arena, Bosch has now added electric power steering to its portfolio thanks to its new Automotive Steering Division. It also recognised people as being at the centre of automated driving; in Bosch prototypes, the human machine interface (HMI) notifies the driver whenever automated driving is a viable option for a portion of the journey. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7221&tk_id=108).  Electric car twins join the Bosch fleet Bosch premiered two new automated test vehicles based on the Tesla Model S at the Conference, each of which was retrofitted with fifty new Bosch components, enabling them to now autonomously drive on motorways without constant monitoring from the driver. The cars join the fleet alongside Bosch’s current test vehicles based on the BMW 325d Touring, which have been successful driven for several thousand kilometres on motorways in both Stuttgart and California. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7244&tk_id=108).  Electrification will take combustion engines to new heights In 2025, Bosch predicts around 15 percent of all new vehicles built worldwide will have a hybrid powertrain, while in Europe more than a third of all new cars will be partially electric powered. Bosch believes that electrification is complementary to internal combustion engines, with the company’s new recuperation system a prime example. The entry-level 48-volt hybrid unit reduces CO2 emissions by around 7 percent in the driving cycle for compact vehicles. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7220&tk_id=108).  An electrifying combination: hybrid technology from Porsche and Bosch "Porsche and Bosch have teamed up to bring electrification to electrifying sports cars together. Electricity gives added driving pleasure and efficiency", said Dr. Rolf Bulander, Chairman of the Business Sector Mobility Solutions at Bosch. For the three plug-in models made by Porsche, Bosch supplies the power electronics, the battery pack, the electric motors for the Cayenne and Panamera and the electric motor installed on the front axle of the 918 Spyder. More information here (http://www.bosch-presse.de/presseforum/details.htm?txtID=7247&tk_id=108). Contact: Sabrina Mayeen, phone: +44 (0)1895 838813                     The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Its roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015) generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014.* The company’s operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH. Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse *The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

Preparing for Google I/O – one of the biggest developer events of the year

" It looks set to be an exciting few days in San Francisco this coming week, as Google prepares for its biggest event of the year. Google I/O marks two days of inspirational talks, hands-on learning and a chance for developers around the world to hear more about Google’s latest products. The ‘I’ stands for input and the ‘O’ for output, whilst also representing Innovation in the Open. Previous events have not disappointed, so what are the big stories that could come out of the 2015 gathering? We’re not alone in thinking that a new Google Photo service could be announced.  The much-rumoured development would be no surprise, given photography is one of the biggest enablers for mobile devices and Google+ was not the Facebook slayer that so many anticipated.  Equally, Google must be keen to steal a march on Apple who have recently debuted their own new Photos service with integrated iCloud storage.   Google has been doing some really cool stuff with photos for some time – if you haven’t tried Google Auto Awesome on your Android device for instance, you’re missing out.  But any new photo service from Google is likely to have expanded cloud storage functionality – beyond that of Google Drive –plus new sharing features to tap into the Facebook and Twitter crowds. Google I/O 2015 may also see the next incarnation of Google’s mobile operating software, Android M unveiled.  If we do hear about Android M next week will it actually have the alleged fingerprint authentication feature, to allow the user to open any of their apps or Google services with the simple touch of a finger? I suppose we must wait and see. We, for sure, are also expecting there to be a lot of noise around wearables again this year.  Will Google do anything to head off Apple on the watch front? New Apple Watch adopters are likely to switch from Android to iPhone, presenting a potentially big risk to the Android device base. So will Google bring us a new wearable that none of us have thought of?  Could Google Glass make a return? We’ll undoubtedly hear a lot about televisions too. Sony is about to launch its new 2015 range of TVs, with some fabulous 4K models and, interestingly, with Android TV installed.  Google are, quite rightly, likely to make a fanfare about this at Google I/O, especially as we understand they’re keen for Android TV to be embraced by the development community. Beyond that, who knows? Google is a huge global player in helping steer ‘what’s next’ in our space, so there are bound to be things that even the most forward thinking tech gurus are unable to anticipate. Unfortunately our in-house native mobile app specialists won’t be jetting off on a plane to see the California event in person – we’ll be watching it in real-time via a live stream from our Yorkshire HQ. But we’re excited nonetheless."

Trust talks with parents and kids about child sexual exploitation

Experts will be helping to raise awareness of how to spot the signs and report concerns about child sexual exploitation (CSE) when they speak to people at St Ledger Homes’ Community Fun Day next week. Doncaster Children’s Services Trust CSE champions will be at the event taking place at Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday 26 May, 10am to 4pm. The CSE champions talked with more than 600 local people during their first walk about event in Doncaster last month. The CSE champions have been recently recognised at a national awards ceremony for going the extra mile to tackle child sexual exploitation. They will be at the event to chat with young people, mums, dads and residents about how to spot the signs and more importantly what to do if they have any concerns that someone is at risk.    The types of behaviours which may point to a young person being caught up in sexual exploitation include: · regularly going missing from home · receiving gifts from unknown sources · self-harming · being withdrawn from their families The Trust’s Head of Referral and Response Anne Chester-Walsh said: “Protecting children from child sexual exploitation is a job for us all. It is really important that child sexual exploitation isn’t hidden, and all our young people, parents, grandparents and communities have an understanding of what child sexual exploitation is.  “Events like these are an opportunity for us to talk with people about spotting the signs and how to report their suspicions.  “By encouraging everyone to help us spot the common signs of child sexual exploitation we hope to hear about the problems, even when the victim doesn’t want to tell anyone. It is only by us all working together, people in our communities being our eyes and ears, can we hope to stamp out child sexual exploitation and ensure the safety of our young people in Doncaster.” If you have any concerns, please contact the team by calling 01302 737200.  ENDS

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

When a loved one dies, have you ever thought how special it would be to hear their voice or see their face again? A new app is making it possible, by giving people the opportunity to leave video messages, audio messages, emails and slideshows to be delivered after their death. A brand new concept will allow the elderly or seriously ill to leave video messages to their loved ones which will be delivered at a time they choose. The app, named SwonSong, developed by co-founders David and Ian Lamonby is a unique way to give comfort to those you have left behind at special times such as birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. It is currently the subject of a Kickstarter project (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1376427392/swonsong-create-lasting-memories) aiming to reach £100,000 to put the app into full production. David Lamonby, Co-Founder of SwonSong said, “I got the idea for the app when I lost my own mother to dementia – it was heartbreaking to see her pass away when she wasn’t herself due to the condition. This app would have allowed her to record messages when she was healthy, which would have been the best possible way to remember her. “But SwonSong isn’t just designed for people who are terminally ill or have health issues – after all, you never know when your time will come. It could be something you invest in at the same time you are writing your will, or you may think about what you will leave behind to your family if you have a dangerous job. It’s for organised individuals who want to put a plan into action for close friends and family while they are fit and well.” The team behind SwonSong are calling on people to get behind the project on Kickstarter, to give everyone that peace of mind when a loved one is taken away from them. Backers will receive a range of rewards, such as being among the first to try out the app when it is released later in the year. Rewards also include credits to redeem on the app, so supporters can make savings of hundreds of pounds just by backing the SwonSong app online. Ian Lamonby, Co-Founder of SwonSong said “This really is an innovative concept which we’re hoping everyone will get behind. Treasured memories such as photographs and letters fade over time and can get lost or damaged – in this digital age there is no need to compromise on memories. Those left behind will be able to receive video and audio messages on a personal level – imagine how comforting that would be.” To find out more about SwonSong, visit the website: http://www.swonsong.com/ To see the Kickstarter page and pledge, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1376427392/swonsong-create-lasting-memories

The winners and the losers of the California water crisis

A recent article published in Local Environment (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2015.1042778) highlights the widening gap of inequality between the wealthy and the poor of California, specifically in relation to the State’s current drought.The authors, Stephanie Pincetl and Terri Hogue, discuss what has caused these inequalities to expand – the outdated and unsupervised water regulations still currently used, combined with decentralized local control means using and sourcing water comes down to the simple matter of what people can and cannot afford.California’s water systems are described as “antiquated and dysfunctional” due to the State’s reluctance to challenge “historic seniority” of water rights, while simultaneously refusing “to implement the rules of the 1902 Reclamation Act”. As a consequence, corporate farmers can water thousands of acres of land at a subsidized federal cost without being required to report their groundwater usage. The authors explain that this excessive water pumping “is leaving a number of low-income communities with no water what so ever”.Pincetl and Hogue continue to explain that despite a lack of water availability within the State, “those at the top level feel less compelled to change their behaviours” when it comes to water conservation. When water rates increase due to scarcity, those that use less water during these times tend to be the less wealthy as “they can’t afford not to”. Meanwhile, the wealthy “can afford to water as much as they wish” with the need to conserve water appearing unnecessary to them.The authors also discuss the issue of California’s water infrastructure and management, which continues to follow an “extremely decentralized”  “late 19th Century belief in local control”. With “no specific regulations to groundwater” and over “100 different water delivering entities in Los Angeles alone” the State water companies have little restrictions, with water pumping described as “a free for all – or rather those with the most money to dig the deepest wells get the most water”. Furthermore, those areas that have the most wealth see the most water, with more affluent regions receiving “up to three times more water than less wealthy areas”, increasing the economic inequality gap in California.Pincetl and Hogue’s conclude to clearly express the State’s need for “over a century of water law” to be unravelled under a “leadership that will be backed by legislation and profound regulatory change”. The authors convey throughout their article that the water inequality stemmed from California’s long–established and entrenched State laws and regulations. However, they lean towards a silver lining that could come from California’s current water shortage, ending with the suggestion that a “crisis is always an opportunity for dramatic change”.Read the full article with free access:California’s New Normal: Recurring Drought, addressing winners and losers (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2015.1042778)Stephanie Pincetl &Terri S. Hogue

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

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

Diamyd Medical increases investment in Companion Medical

Diamyd Medical is a shareholder in the medical device company Companion Medical. Companion has announced that the company has completed a financing transaction in which Eli Lilly invests USD 3 million in Companion. The funding will be used to complete Companion’s development of an insulin injector pen connected to a smartphone app. In connection to this, Diamyd Medical is investing an additional USD 150,000 in Companion. Diamyd Medical holds, which was announced in April 2014 when Diamyd Medical made its initial investment in Companion, distribution rights to Companion’s future products in the Nordic region. Diamyd Medical’s shareholding in Companion Medical is after the investment approximately 8.5 %. About Companion MedicalCompanion Medical, Inc. is a San Diego based medical device company currently focused on the diabetes space. Companion is developing advanced tools and technologies for people living with diabetes who require insulin. While insulin pumps currently offer the best tools available, the vast majority of people with diabetes either cannot or will not use a pump.  Companion is developing an innovative solution that combines the best attributes of current solutions with advanced data management technologies to address the large global market for insulin delivery systems. Website: www.companion-medical.com 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.

LACA Conference News: Williams’ flexible refrigeration solutions

When it comes to refrigeration one way to optimise space in school kitchens is to look at more flexible equipment that can adapt to changes in menu, speed up service and ensure food is kept fresh. At the 2015 LACA Main Event, Williams will be showing how its range of refrigeration can do that and more. On the Williams stand visitors will be able to see the Gem Multideck R100 refrigerated merchandiser. With the increase in the popularity of ‘grab & go’ service, the Gem Multidecks are a popular way to maximise every millimetre of retail space front-of-house. The R100 is a slimline Multideck, perfect for school dining areas, where space is often limited. With the R100, presentation is enhanced and customers have open, easy access to drinks, pre-packed snacks and dairy products, all in a compact footprint. The Gem Multidecks use thermostatically controlled forced-air refrigeration for an even distribution of temperature, to keep produce fresh. The Multidecks are available with a variety of features and options such as lockable security shutters, easy-fitting snack baskets, night blinds, mirrored panels and illuminated shelving. A choice of designer coloured stainless steel finishes and optional front-sliding doors allow operators to tailor their Multideck to suit their requirements. Also on the stand will be the back-of-house favourite, Williams’ Jade refrigerator HJ1. The Jade HJ1 cabinet is a robust, quality refrigeration unit designed to withstand the rigours of everyday use in the school kitchen. This one-door upright cabinet meets all foodservice requirements for schools – offering excellent performance, reliability and efficiency at a reasonable price. Its energy saving CoolSmart controller ensures food safe temperatures are maintained at all times. It is designed for effective operation, even in high ambient 43°C environments. Experienced Williams personnel will be on hand to answer visitors’ queries and explain the latest Williams’ refrigeration solutions. Williams Refrigeration offers a comprehensive range of commercial refrigeration including gastronorm cabinets and counters, specialist bakery equipment, coldrooms, merchandisers and blast chillers.  To learn more about Williams extensive product range visit www.williams-refrigeration.co.uk.  Copy ends LACA Conference 2015 - Williams – May-15 Press Enquiries: Alison Haynes at The Publicity Works: 01263 761000 williams@publicityworks.biz  Separation/Inclusion charges: By email only to toni@publicityworks.biz For more news about Williams visit the press office (http://www.publicityworks.biz/category/press-office/williams-refrigeration/) at www.publicityworks.biz Martin Laws at Williams Refrigeration 01553 817002 Williams Refrigeration is an ISO9001-2008 Quality Management accredited company and has been awarded ISO14001, the internationally recognised industry standard for Environmental Management Systems.  Most recently Williams has demonstrated its commitment to staff welfare by achieving Occupational Health and Safety Standard (OHSAS) certification 18001:2007. Williams designs, manufactures and installs a highly diverse product range, supplying hotels, hospitals, schools, restaurants, bars and kitchens around the world. With a wide selection of gastronorm cabinets and counters, prep stations, blast chillers/freezers, bottle coolers, bakery and modular coldrooms the company provides products that suit almost any application – a “one-stop” refrigeration purchasing solution. Williams’ commitment to customers is absolute, offering extensive specialist advice and support from installation through to after-sales, service and maintenance. To learn more about Williams’ extensive product range visit www.williams-refrigeration.co.uk. To find out how Williams greenlogic initiative can help caterers select energy efficient equipment visit www.greenlogic.info

Tieto refinances its long-term syndicated credit facility

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

ArcelorMittal WireSolutions signs contracts to supply steel fibres to the Doha Metro project in Qatar

The contracts represent ArcelorMittal WireSolutions’ first delivery of steel fibres to the Middle East and are the company’s largest steel fibre contracts to date, opening the door for further opportunities in the region and worldwide. Currently under construction for an investment of €32 billion, the Doha Metro, operated by Qatar Rail, will be one of the most advanced metro systems in the world. 300km long and comprising 98 stations, Phase 1 of the network is due for completion in October 2019. Red Line SouthArcelorMittal WireSolutions has signed a contract with a consortium led by QDVC[1] (http://file:///C:/Users/A0476328/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSCON0VG/Fibres_PR_FINAL_general%20press%20(2).doc#_ftn1) to supply 7,520 tonnes of HE++ 90/60 premium steel fibres for the production of tunnel lining segments for the Doha Metro’s Red Line South. Deliveries are being made from April 2014 to June 2016. Red Line NorthArcelorMittal WireSolutions will also supply 7,500 tonnes of HE++ 75/50 for the production of tunnel lining segments to Doha metro’s Red Line North in a contract signed with precast manufacturer SMEET. Deliveries began in April 2014 and will continue until 2016. A consortium led by Italian company Impregilo[2] (http://file:///C:/Users/A0476328/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSCON0VG/Fibres_PR_FINAL_general%20press%20(2).doc#_ftn2) is responsible for construction of the line. Golden LineThe third contract, signed with Qatari construction materials supplier CCI (Commodore Cement Industries), involves the supply of 6,400 tonnes of HE++ 90/60 to the Doha metro’s Golden Line, also for the production of tunnel lining segments. Deliveries are being made from November 2014 to July 2016. The line is being constructed by a JV led by Aktor[3] (http://file:///C:/Users/A0476328/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSCON0VG/Fibres_PR_FINAL_general%20press%20(2).doc#_ftn3). ArcelorMittal’s DSTC offices in Dubai and Qatar worked closely with ArcelorMittal WireSolutions to fulfil project delivery requirements. Steel for all three projects is being produced in ArcelorMittal WireSolutions sites from Bissen, Luxemburg, Sheffield, UK and Syców, Poland. Meanwhile, ArcelorMittal WireSolutions’ participation in the €20.6 billion London Crossrail project, Europe’s biggest infrastructure project, is nearing completion. Between 2011 and 2013, ArcelorMittal Wiresolutions signed three multi-million pound contracts to supply a total of 12,000 tonnes of steel fibres for London Crossrail, representing the biggest total delivery of steel fibres in the entire project. Deliveries have been successfully completed for two of these contracts, Project C305 and project C310. The use of two new premium-quality steel fibre grades, HE++ 55/35 and HE++ 90/60, specially developed for this project, was key to winning the contracts, which represent the company’s first infrastructure contracts in the UK for steel fibres. The steel is being supplied from ArcelorMittal WireSolutions’ sites in Sheffield, UK, and Bissen, Luxemburg. The Doha Metro and London Crossrail are two prestigious global references which strengthen ArcelorMittal WireSolutions’ position as a reliable, competitive partner in the international tunnelling sector.  “These are two excellent examples of our leading position in the steel fibre business, demonstrating how we offer our customers best-in-class service and support for their projects. ArcelorMittal WireSolutions remains a strong solutions provider and a reliable partner to all our customers in the tunnelling industry. With this success, we have strengthened our team of tunnelling specialists in the company,” says José Ramón González, Steel Fibre Manager. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://file:///C:/Users/A0476328/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSCON0VG/Fibres_PR_FINAL_general%20press%20(2).doc#_ftnref1) Consortium led by QDVC, a JV between Qatari Diar & Vinci Construction Grands Projets. Includes GS Engineering & Construction, Al Darwish Engineering [2] (http://file:///C:/Users/A0476328/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSCON0VG/Fibres_PR_FINAL_general%20press%20(2).doc#_ftnref2) Consortium led by Italian construction company Impregilo. Includes South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction and Qatar's Galfar Engineering & Contracting [3] (http://file:///C:/Users/A0476328/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSCON0VG/Fibres_PR_FINAL_general%20press%20(2).doc#_ftnref3) JV led by Athens-based Aktor and comprising Larsen and Toubro, YapiMerkezi, STFA and Al Jaber Engineering.

CLOCS heads to Yorkshire as initiative continues to expand nationwide

CLOCS – Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety – will be hosting a seminar on Thursday 28 May at the Tip-ex (http://www.tip-ex.co.uk/) show in Harrogate, an event dedicated to the tipping, bulk haulage and tanker industries. CLOCS has been growing as a nationwide movement as organisations across the construction industry become aware of and adopt the CLOCS Standard (http://www.clocs.org.uk/standard-for-clocs/). This seminar will give attendees from across the country the opportunity to learn about the CLOCS community and how they can ensure they are doing everything possible to improve road safety across their operations. CLOCS will also have a stand at Tip-ex, where delegates can come and chat to members of the CLOCS team and find out more about the CLOCS Standard. The seminar at Tip-ex follows the recent bi-annual progress event, hosted by CLOCS in London in February 2015, which demonstrated the results of the first two years of the industry-led initiative. At this event it became clear that CLOCS was gaining support across the country and CLOCS announced plans to further increase the reach of the programme nationwide over the course of the year. John Hix, CLOCS Project Director, said: “There are now 130 organisations across the UK that have pledged their commitment to the CLOCS Standard, with many of these Champions operating nationwide. While the issue of collisions between large vehicles and vulnerable road users is sometimes perceived to be a London-centric one, but with the number of people cycling and walking increasing steadily nationwide, this is something that, as an industry, we need to understand and address. However many vehicles you have or wherever you operate, CLOCS can support you to reduce your road risk and protect vulnerable road users’.” The CLOCS seminar will incorporate presentations on setting a common industry standard for managing road safety, managing a cultural shift within an organisation and improving safety and reducing risk through design and technology, starting at 13:00 in the Queen’s Suite, Harrogate International Centre.  Click here (http://www.tip-ex.co.uk/clocs-seminar/) to register your interest in the event. Media contacts: Caroline Holmes, 020 7952 1072 cholmes@torqueagencygroup.com Adam Forshaw, 020 7952 1082 aforshaw@torqueagencygroup.com Notes to editors: Implemented by local authorities through planning conditions and construction clients through contracts, the CLOCS Standard (http://www.clocs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CLOCS-Standard-v1.2.pdf) provides a common set of requirements to manage work-related road safety that can be adhered to in a consistent way by fleet operators. For more information visit http://www.clocs.org.uk/ Between 2008 and 2013, 55 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle and nationally large goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes are involved in approximately 15 per cent of cyclist and 10 per cent of pedestrian fatalities. A disproportionate number of these were construction vehicles. In 2012 Transport for London commissioned an independent review of the construction sector’s transport activities to understand the causes of these collisions and how they might be prevented. The resulting ‘Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety'  (http://www.trl.co.uk/reports-publications/trl-reports/report/?reportid=6793)(CLOCS) report was published in February 2013 by the Transport Research Laboratory. In response, the construction logistics industry demonstrated its commitment to change and identified actions under three work streams to improve road safety. CLOCS brings together the construction logistics industry nationwide to revolutionise the management of work-related road risk and embed a road safety culture across the industry as the UK's population and economy grows. · Improving vehicle safety through design and manufacture of safer new vehicles and fitment of appropriate safety equipment to existing vehicles · Addressing the safety imbalance in the construction industry through ensuring road safety is considered as important as health and safety on site · Encouraging wider adoption of best practice across the construction logistics industry through taking best-in-class examples, developing a common national standard and embedding a new cultural norm.   *CLOCS Champions CLOCS Champions are organisations and /or individual construction projects actively implementing the requirements within and ensuring compliance to the CLOCS Standard. These may be fleet operators, construction clients, developers or other organisations which by the nature of their business may not be able to actively implement the Standard but commit to supporting its implementation and purpose.   Champions are listed on the CLOCS website (http://www.clocs.org.uk/links-to-partners/clocs-champions-list/) and are able to use the CLOCS logo and branding elements on their site material and stationery to promote CLOCS and specifically the Standard. Organisations wishing to become CLOCS Champions should read the Terms of Reference and sign a Memorandum of Understanding, both of which are available on the CLOCS website, www.clocs.org.uk.

Go fish! Ancient birds evolved specialist diving adaptations

A new study of some primitive birds from the Cretaceous shows how several separate lineages evolved adaptations for diving. Living at the same time as the dinosaurs, Hesperornithiform bird fossils have been found in North America, Europe and Asia in rocks 65–95 million years old. Dr Alyssa Bell and Professor Luis Chiappe of the Dinosaur Institute, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, publishing in Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, have undertaken a detailed analysis of their evolution, showing that separate lineages became progressively more adept at diving into water to catch fishes, like modern day loons and grebes. The Hesperornithiformes are a highly derived but very understudied group of primitive birds from the Cretaceous period. This study is the first comprehensive phylogenetic analysis, or evaluation of evolutionary relationships, to ever be undertaken on the entire group. The results of this study confirm that the Hesperornithiformes do form a single group (or clade), but that within this group the inter-relationships of the different taxa are more complex than previously thought. Additionally, this study finds that anatomical changes were accompanied by enlargement in overall body size, which increased lung capacity and allowed deeper diving. Overall, this study provides evidence for understanding the evolution of diving adaptations among the earliest known aquatic birds. NOTE TO JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS Please reference the article as “A species-level phylogeny of the Cretaceous Hesperornithiformes (Aves: Ornithuromorpha): implications for body size evolution amongst the earliest diving birds”, by Alyssa Bell and Luis M. Chiappe, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2015, published by Taylor & Francis Group. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772019.2015.1036141

China’s Caramel crisis is over, Stuart’s coming with the Tunnock’s

22.05.15 News release China’s Caramel crisis is over, Stuart’s coming with the Tunnock’s Uddingston rally co-driver Stuart Loudon’s world tour continues this week as he heads to China for the first time to compete with Alister McRae. Stuart and Alister will contest the Chenzhou Rally, the opening round of the Chinese Rally Championship, in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X later this week. As a former FIA Asia Pacific Rally Champion, Alister has plenty of experience of rallying in China, but for Stuart, everything will be new in the east. And he can’t wait. “It’s so exciting to be going to compete in such a different culture from what we have here in Europe,” said the 27-year-old. “And, of course, the chance to work with Alister is fantastic. I co-drove for his father Jimmy a few years ago and that was a real privilege – it’s going to be the same with Alister next week.” Stuart flies out of Scotland on Tuesday (May 26) for his Far East debut. “We’ve got a day out there to acclimatise to the place and get used to the eight-hour time difference,” said Stuart. “Then we’ll be working with the team and getting ourselves ready for the rally.” Not knowing much about China, Stuart admitted he would be leaning on Alister in the early part of the season-long programme. He added: “Alister has competed very successfully out there, winning the Asia Pacific Rally Championship is the highest award you can achieve in the region, so he knows the lie of the land a little bit and I’ll take my lead from him – particularly when it comes to ordering from the menu.” Fortunately, Stuart’s not heading east empty handed. “I’ll be travelling with Tunnock’s, of course,” he said. “I can’t leave home without them, nobody should. Admittedly, this is a long journey, so the Teacakes might prove a little bit fragile, but we’ll be fully loaded with Caramel Wafers and, definitely, some Caramel Logs – I could see China going for the sprinkled coconut.” Chenzhou Rally Next week’s opening round of the Chinese Rally Championship runs on a concrete surface, with widely varying grip levels. The event is based in Chenzhou city in the Hunan province. Hunan is in the south-central area of the People’s Republic of China and Chenzhou is in the south of the province. Stuart can expect temperatures in the mid-20s in what is a humid sub-tropical climate. And, once you’re outside the city, the countryside’s rugged enough to keep a Scotsman happy, with the Nanline Mountain Range nearby. In terms of size, Hunan is China’s 10thbiggest province, but it’s only the 13thmost densely populated. Stuart’s backyard is Scotland, a place of 30,000 square miles and 5.2 million people. The province he’s popping out to next week packs 72 million folk into 80,000 square miles. You’ve got to hand it to Han Han It goes without saying that rallying and Teacakes make the world turn, we know that. But it’s not often that Stuart gets to compete against somebody voted one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine. He will next week, when he and Alister line their Mitsubishi up against renowned Chinese rally star Han Han. Much as Han Han is celebrated on the stages, it’s actually his writing and blogging which have earned him global recognition and the unofficial tag of the voice of a generation. And he’s achieved all of that before he’s even tasted a Caramel Wafer. Rally of Portugal Stuart’s first World Rally Championship outing of the season was cut short last week after he and driver Keith Cronin crashed at the pre-event test for the Rally of Portugal. While the pair were uninjured, there was insufficient time to fix the Citroën DS 3 R5. “I can genuinely say we were very unlucky in this accident,” said Stuart. “A few other people went off at the same place and got away with little or no damage. Obviously, it was very, very disappointing for Keith and I that we couldn’t take the start in Portugal.” Stuart Loudon media enquiries Sandra Evans +44 7887 693993 Sandra@wordspr.com

First quarter results presentation on 29 May

Scandi Standard will publish its report for the first quarter 2015 at 07.30 CET on Friday, 29 May 2015. Conference call at 10.30 CETThe company will host a conference call for the financial community at 10.30 CET the same day. The conference will be hosted by Leif Bergvall Hansen, CEO and Jonny Mason, CFO. Dial in numbers:Sweden: +46 8 5055 6453UK: +44 20 300 924 55US: +1 855 228 3719 Confirmation code: 681634# The presentation material will be published at www.scandistandard.com prior to the conference call. The conference will also be audio webcasted in “listen-only” mode at the Scandi Standard website or click: Audio web cast (https://event.onlineseminarsolutions.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=1000697&sessionid=1&key=5ABA8637BA12F5AE906FC0BF2E709C15&sourcepage=register) For additional information, please contact:Patrik Linzenbold, Head of IR: +46 708 252630Arkadin Even Team: +46 8 1220 2700 #3Scandi Standard is the largest producer of chicken in the Nordic Region with leading positions in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The company produces, markets and sells chilled, frozen and chicken-based food products under the brands Kronfågel, Danpo, Den Stolte Hane, Vestfold Fugl, Ivars and Chicky World. In Norway eggs are also packed and sold under the Den Stolte Hane brand. The company has sales of approximately SEK 5 billion and about 1,700 employees. For more information, visit www.scandistandard.com

THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE PROPOSES THE ELECTION OF TORSTEIN SANNESS AS A FIFTH BOARD MEMBER OF PANORO

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

HIPMUNK RELEASES FIRST ANNUAL SEASONAL HOTEL PRICE INDEX

SAN FRANCISCO (May 21, 2015) — In many American cities, the winters are bitterly cold, but the summers are oh so gorgeous. Since the supply of hotels is the same no matter what season it is, prices go up to meet the increased demand. So, which American cities are going to be the most expensive to book hotels in this summer? In which cities do hotel prices skyrocket during the summer and plummet in the winter? Hipmunk reviewed its historical hotel data to figure it out.   The Most Expensive U.S. Cities for Hotels this Summer This summer, the most expensive city in America to book a hotel in is Sonoma, California, where the average booking is $417. In close proximity to some 400 wineries, and perennially hot in the summer, Sonoma is an immensely popular vacation destination. The Northern California hotspot has a limited number of hotels, so in the summer, prices accordingly skyrocket. Napa Valley, California ($338 per night) and Santa Barbara, California ($311 per night)—both of which also are peppered with some of America’s finest wineries—round out the top three most expensive cities to book a hotel in during the summer months.   The Least Expensive U.S. Cities for Hotels this Summer In some cities, this dynamic is completely reversed: the hotels are actually much cheaper in the summer than they are in the winter. Typically, these are either ski destinations that have no snow in the summer, or vacation destinations that have nice weather in the winter and are uncomfortably hot during the summer. Topping the list of cities with the biggest summer hotel savings is Scottsdale, Arizona (64 percent less that winter rates) and Miami (58 percent less than winter rates), but their average summer highs are 103 and 89 degrees, respectively. Rounding out the top three is the popular winter ski destination of Breckenridge, Colorado, which boasts a mild summer high of 70 degrees (56 percent less than winter rates). Cities with the Most Seasonal Price Fluctuation Many popular summer vacation destinations are known for their beaches, water parks, and other aquatic activities. When the weather cools down many summer attractions close for the winter causing hotels to lower their prices due to an expected decrease in demand. If you book a hotel in these cities in the wintertime, you’ll get a great price, but will have a smaller selection of activities to choose from. By summer, the prices will be much higher, but the full selection of attractions will be back in full swing. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is the city with the highest premium: $95 during the winter, and $228 during the summer, for a premium of 139 percent. Ocean City, Maryland and Newport, Rhode Island—both coastal towns with a huge tourist influx in the summer, but not much demand in the winter—complete the top three, with premiums of 130 percent and 101 percent respectively. Off-Peak Deal Destinations So, how does a traveler get the best deal on a hotel? One of the best ways to save money on a trip is to visit a vacation destination in a slightly off-peak season. That might mean visiting a ski resort in early spring, a winery in late fall, or a beach town just before the summer rush starts. 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To book your next trip, visit the Hipmunk (http://www.hipmunk.com/hotels) homepage or download the Hipmunk Flight and Hotel App (https://www.hipmunk.com/mobile) for free from the App Store and Google Play. Methodology On behalf of Hipmunk, Priceonomics (http://priceonomics.com/) analyzed the average hotel prices on same-month bookings by Hipmunk users between January 1 and December 31, 2014.

First female US president? Complex US politics system explained

In American Politics for Dummies, LJMU’s Senior Lecturer in History outlines how the country came to be, including the construction of the constitution; the defining document for the American government. The book, part of the highly successful ‘For Dummies’ series, also explains how the government is structured at both the federal and state levels, as well as outlining how the founders of the US aimed to ensure they corrected what they saw as the wrongs of British rule in the early days of the colonies. Dr Hill comments: “Giving the people input into who runs their government is an essential part of American government, but it has become an incredibly complicated one as the country expanded and grew more diverse. The book gives details on how elections work, including the ways in which two major political parties have come to dominate the political process. It also shows the predictable ways in which people vote according to certain factors including their age and where they live.” Another interesting section in the book explains America’s special relationships with various countries, and the ways America sees and protects itself and how this has changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The ‘For Dummies’ series is an extensive series of reference books which are intended to be non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered and are written in an easily understood and accessible format. The series has been a worldwide success with editions in numerous languages. American Politics for Dummies is available to buy on Amazon and from other book retailers. [Ends] Image courtesy of ‘Architect of the Capitol.’

KONGSBERG to deliver PROTECTOR RWS to Australia

Australia was one of the first export countries to purchase PROTECTOR RWS back in 2004. This is the first contract between the vehicle producer Supacat and Kongsberg, and the first time PROTECTOR RWS will be integrated on an open vehicle. The parties’ intention is to further develop the cooperation into this segment of vehicles. The contract is valued to app. MNOK 40, and the production of PROTECTOR Dual RWS will start immediately in Kongsberg, Norway. Deliveries are expected to commence by the end of the year. Supacat is an innovative engineering and design house that has a pedigree of producing and supporting high-mobility, all-terrain vehicles. The PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station is designed for small and medium caliber weapons and can be installed on any type of platform; it is a fully stabilized, combat proven system qualified for global operations. As of 2015, the PROTECTOR system has been chosen by 17 nations and KONGSBERG continues to be the world’s leading provider of Remote Weapon Stations. For further information:President Espen Henriksen,Kongsberg Protech SystemsTel: +47 913 95 343 KONGSBERG (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high technology systems and solutions to clients within the oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. KONGSBERG has more than 7 700 employees located in more than 25 countries and total revenues of NOK 16.6 billion in 2014.

Osian leads then loses on his Junior WRC debut in Portugal

22.05.15 News release Osian leads then loses on his Junior WRC debut in Portugal After a head-turning, Junior World Rally Championship-leading start to the Rally of Portugal last night, Welshman Osian Pryce continued that pace into the gravel stages this morning. Pryce’s THORUtilities and G&M Pryce-backed Citroën flew through a shortened morning right at the sharp end of the leaderboard. Unfortunately, an electrical problem silenced the DS 3 R3-Max on the finish line of the Viana do Castelo stage close to the Spanish border; a faulty alternator was diagnosed by the hugely disappointed Autosport Technology team. Osian will return to the Portuguese stages tomorrow, but his hopes of winning his first ever Junior WRC round are dashed – he will incur a time penalty for not completing all of today’s route, ruling him out of a fight for points he was leading 24 hours earlier. The opening day of the Matosinhos-based Rally of Portugal was packed with drama. Osian and co-driver Dale Furniss were robbed of their chance to drive the classic Ponte de Lima stage after forest fires started in the area last night and the fire department ruled the region too dangerous for the crews to enter. When Friday morning did get underway, Osian was just three tenths of a seconds off the fastest Junior WRC time in SS3 – but having taken 1.3 seconds out of everybody in just two miles at last night’s Lousada superspecial stage – he would have remained in the lead of the category. Not far into the next stage, Osian suffered a problem with the front-left damper, seriously upsetting the handling and traction on the Welsh DS 3 R3-Max. Despite driving the car in that condition for almost 10 miles, Osian contained the time loss to the class leader to less than a second per mile, while opening the gap his nearest rival in third place to almost 50 seconds! It was at the end of that test, however, where disaster struck. The engine cut out at the end of SS4 and refused to start. The car was recovered to service, where it was fitted with a new alternator, battery and damper in time for tomorrow’s stages. Osian said: “The positive from this event so far is that I have learned what’s needed to lead the Junior WRC. Before the event people were asking me what was possible and I honestly had no idea. Now, I know… “The disappointment in retiring is just massive, but it’s definitely a bitter-sweet feeling, having led on our first time in the Junior WRC. The damper problem on the second stage we did today definitely cost us quite a bit of time – and probably the chance to take the lead back. It was hard to drive the car; there were quite a few impacts under braking for the slower sections and with no suspension on that corner, the impact was coming straight through the car. “Under acceleration, that wheel was really juddering. It was tough for the car. When we got to the end of the stage, I told Dale I thought we might have lost half a minute and dropped down the leaderboard quite a way – but we were still second, and still right in the fight! “When I went to pull away from the finish of the stage, the car cut out and just wouldn’t start. We push-started the car and got a little way down the road before the battery ran out of charge. That was it. Finished. Heartbreaker! “With a couple of hours to reflect on the day, I’m definitely looking at the positives now. When I came here, I had no idea where I was going to be or what might have been possible. Obviously, there’s a very, very long way to go in this season, but we know where to pace ourselves to be at the front. And it’s not about putting the car on the doorhandles and going absolutely flat-out, it’s about using the head, driving sensibly and not wrecking the thing. “We’re going to come back tomorrow and approach the stages in the same way. Disappointed as we are to be out of the race for a maximum point score, it’s hard to be too down when we know we’ve got a day in a great rally car on some of the world’s best roads planned for tomorrow!” Today in numbers: Osian did what, when in his class? SS1: 1st fastest (1th in Junior WRC) wins his first ever Junior WRC stage SS2: Stage cancelled SS3: 2ndfastest (1st in Junior WRC) just 0.3s down on another fastest time SS4: 2ndfastest (2ndin Junior WRC) completes stage with broken damper Retired after SS4 with electrical failure Tomorrow in detail Start: Matosinhos 0730 Three stages run twice Service: Matosinhos 1300 Parc ferme (end of day): Matosinhos 1825 Longest stage: Fridão (37.67km/23.40miles) Competition day one distance: 165.40km/102.77miles Total day one distance: 586.64km/364.66miles Osian and Dale will head further inland on Saturday than any other day. And they’ll be heading for the hills again – this time they’ll be winding their way through Portugal’s sixth highest peaks. Interestingly, they’ll pass some tungsten mines along the way. Tungsten is used to tip the spikes fitted in Michelin’s tyres for Rally Sweden. We thought that was interesting anyway.  The Citroën DS 3 R3-Max Osian’s ride this week in detail Engine: EP6 CDT 1598cc turbo, direct injection developing 234bhp and 430Nm at 3000rpm.Bodyshell: Reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage.Transmission: Front-wheel drive with six-speed sequential gearbox, activated from steering wheel-mounted paddle. Differential is self-locking ZF.Suspension: front MacPherson struts with BOS three-way adjustable dampers.Numbers: Bore and stroke 77 x 85.8mm width 1715mm length 3948mm wheelbase 2465mm fuel tank capacity 67 litres weight 1230kg.Brakes: Alcon forged 4-piston front calipers, 2-piston rears. Vented discs 330 x 34mm (front) 300 x 8mm (rear). Hydraulic handbrake.Wheels: 6 x 15-inch. About the Junior WRC Won by such rallying greats as Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, the Junior WRC title remains the most sought after drivers’ title outside of the World Rally Championship itself. The series is open to drivers under the age of 28 and is fought out over some of the world’s most demanding rallies. The diversity of events Osian will contest this year is incredible: he’ll go from flying 50 metres at a time through the forests of Jyvaskyla on what’s known as the Finnish Grand Prix (Rally Finland) to the agonisingly slow Rally of 10,000 Corners (Tour de Corse). Crews score on six of seven rounds of the Junior WRC. Osian and Dale missed the opening round of the season on Monte Carlo and will, therefore count all six from the calendar listed below. All Junior WRC crews will drive the identical Citroen DS 3 R3-Max, the latest evolution of Citroen Racing’s super-successful 1600cc turbocharged, front-wheel drive rally car. And all the crews will run identical Michelin tyres on all six rallies. Osian and Dale will also compete for the WRC 3 title, which is the FIA’s support series for category R3 cars. About Osian Pryce Date of birth: 24.02.93 Lives: Machynlleth Co-driver: Dale Furniss First rally: Rally Kurzeme (Latvia) August 2009 – 37thoverall, eighth 2WD British Rally Championship event wins: 4 British Rally Championship results: 2nd(2013/14), 3rd(2012) World Rally Championship starts: 3 World Rally Championship class wins: 1 Website: osianpryce.com Media contact: Sandra Evans +44 7887 693993 sandra@wordspr.com About Vodafone Rally of Portugal Date: May 21-24 Base: Matosinhos, Porto Stages: 16 Competitive distance: 218 miles (352 kilometres) Total distance: 950 miles (1529 kilometres) Website: www.rallydeportugal.pt Media contact: Miguel Fonseca +351 21 093 39 17 miguel.fonseca@acp.pt

Heart failure drugs beneficial even in presence of kidney disease

These drugs have proven effect in heart failure, but patients with kidney disease were excluded from clinical trials due to fear of kidney complications. While kidney complications are still a potential concern, this new study, which is presented at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Association (http://www.escardio.org/Congresses-&-Events/Upcoming-congresses/Heart-Failure/Heart-Failure-2015), and published concurrently in the European Heart Journal, suggests that the net effect may be beneficial. In the current study, a Swedish team comprising researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Linköping University, Södersjukhuset (Stockholm South General Hospital), and Karolinska University Hospital analysed data from 24,000 patients from the nationwide Swedish Heart Failure Registry (SwedeHF) (http://www.ucr.uu.se/rikssvikt-en/). Patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease who were treated with RAS-antagonists (ACE-inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers) had better survival than un-treated patients. The difference persisted after adjustment for a large number of other factors, such as patient age and measures of general health, and the final decrease in mortality was 24 percent. The reduction in mortality was similar to that in patients without kidney disease which was in turn similar to that in randomized trials. “This study was large and rigorous but cannot prove that RAS-antagonists are beneficial”, says Dr Lars Lund, of Karolinska Institutet, who led the study. “It provides a rationale for performing large-scale randomized trials with this inexpensive category of drugs for the common combination of heart failure and kidney disease. Indeed, Swedish health care and national population registries provide an ideal setting for a novel concept, so called registry-randomized trials.” The work was financed by the Swedish Research Council, The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, the Stockholm County Council and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. Publication: ‘Association between renin-angiotensin system antagonist use and mortality in heart failure with severe renal insufficiency – a prospective propensity score-matched cohort study’, Lars H Lund, Lina Benson, Ulf Dahlström, Magnus Edner, European Heart Journal (http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org), 23 May 2015.

Osian: my toughest day yet

23.05.15 News release Osian: my toughest day yet Just when he least expected it, former president Bill Clinton has come up with some words for Welsh rally star Osian Pryce after his tough Rally of Portugal day today. “It is,” Clinton says, “how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is, never quit, never quit, never quit.” Have no fear, Bill, Osian’s not for quitting. Today would, however, have broken lesser men than Osian and his co-driver Dale Furniss. It’s been a shocker. Actually, it’s been way worse than that. The success of Thursday night and Friday morning faded into a distant memory when the THORUtilities and G&M Pryce-backed Citroën was hit by problem after problem on today’s six stages to the east of the event’s host town of Matosinhos. The morning was about brake problems, the afternoon a puncture and broken auxiliary belt, which sent the engine temperature sky-high and forced the pair into an early bath. The silver-lining to this cloudiest of cloudy days was second fastest on the penultimate stage. Probably best let Osian tell you the rest. “I’m not sure I know where to start,” he said. “But one thing is for sure, neither Dale or I have ever had such a tough day in the sport. It’s been unreal. “Five miles before the finish of the first stage, the brake pipe burst when we were braking from fifth gear for a second-gear corner, that was… interesting. We drove the rest of that stage with no brakes. The next stage was cancelled, but we’d fitted a new pipe and bled the brakes and we were ready for the third one. Not far in the brakes failed again and we had to do 20 miles with just the handbrake to slow us down. “We came back to service, got everything fixed and went out for another go in the afternoon. And promptly got a puncture! “When we got to the end of the middle stage in the afternoon, I actually apologised to Dale for driving so slowly. It felt terrible, just so slow. And we were a couple of seconds off the fastest time! That’s definitely the thing I’ve learned from this event, the art of driving slowly to go quickly. “I was ready to practice a bit more of that in the long one when we got an engine temperature warning light – a stone had got in and snapped the auxiliary belt. I switched the engine off straight away. Our day was done. “I think Dale and I have spent more time under the car than we have in it today. None of this is anybody’s fault, it’s all just small things. The belt which ended our day costs £15 – but we’re out because it broke. You can’t prepare for days like this; you can’t blame people for days like this, it’s pure and simple bad luck, nothing more. “We’ll give it another go tomorrow.” We started with politics, how about we end with lyrics? They come courtesy of Destiny’s Child and Queen. Osian’s a survivor and the show must go on tomorrow. Today in numbers: What went wrong, when… SS8: 8thfastest brake pipe bursts five miles from the finish SS9: stage cancelled SS10: 9thfastest brakes failed, drove 21 miles with just the handbrake SS11: 10thfastest stopped to change a puncture SS12: 2ndfastest drove slowly… SS13: retired with broken auxiliary belt Tomorrow in detail Start: Matosinhos 0630 One stage run twice, one single pass Finish: Matosinhos 1315 Longest stage: Vieira do Minho (32.35km/20.10miles) Competition day three distance: 54.65km/33.95miles Total day one distance: 340.64km/211.67miles There’s a 20-miler through Vieira do Minho mid-morning, but it’s the stage that sandwiches that one that really fires the imagination: Fafe. It’s the hero-maker, the stuff of legends and Osian and Dale’s chance to hit that jump and take the same flight path as Markku’s Lancia 037 or a Stig-piloted Quattro. The Citroën DS 3 R3-Max Osian’s ride this week in detail Engine: EP6 CDT 1598cc turbo, direct injection developing 234bhp and 430Nm at 3000rpm.Bodyshell: Reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage.Transmission: Front-wheel drive with six-speed sequential gearbox, activated from steering wheel-mounted paddle. Differential is self-locking ZF.Suspension: front MacPherson struts with BOS three-way adjustable dampers.Numbers: Bore and stroke 77 x 85.8mm width 1715mm length 3948mm wheelbase 2465mm fuel tank capacity 67 litres weight 1230kg.Brakes: Alcon forged 4-piston front calipers, 2-piston rears. Vented discs 330 x 34mm (front) 300 x 8mm (rear). Hydraulic handbrake.Wheels: 6 x 15-inch. About the Junior WRC Won by such rallying greats as Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, the Junior WRC title remains the most sought after drivers’ title outside of the World Rally Championship itself. The series is open to drivers under the age of 28 and is fought out over some of the world’s most demanding rallies. The diversity of events Osian will contest this year is incredible: he’ll go from flying 50 metres at a time through the forests of Jyvaskyla on what’s known as the Finnish Grand Prix (Rally Finland) to the agonisingly slow Rally of 10,000 Corners (Tour de Corse). Crews score on six of seven rounds of the Junior WRC. Osian and Dale missed the opening round of the season on Monte Carlo and will, therefore count all six from the calendar listed below. All Junior WRC crews will drive the identical Citroen DS 3 R3-Max, the latest evolution of Citroen Racing’s super-successful 1600cc turbocharged, front-wheel drive rally car. And all the crews will run identical Michelin tyres on all six rallies. Osian and Dale will also compete for the WRC 3 title, which is the FIA’s support series for category R3 cars. About Osian Pryce Date of birth: 24.02.93 Lives: Machynlleth Co-driver: Dale Furniss First rally: Rally Kurzeme (Latvia) August 2009 – 37thoverall, eighth 2WD British Rally Championship event wins: 4 British Rally Championship results: 2nd(2013/14), 3rd(2012) World Rally Championship starts: 3 World Rally Championship class wins: 1 Website: osianpryce.com Media contact: Sandra Evans +44 7887 693993 sandra@wordspr.com About Vodafone Rally of Portugal Date: May 21-24 Base: Matosinhos, Porto Stages: 16 Competitive distance: 218 miles (352 kilometres) Total distance: 950 miles (1529 kilometres) Website: www.rallydeportugal.pt Media contact: Miguel Fonseca +351 21 093 39 17 miguel.fonseca@acp.pt

Osian dominates final day of Rally of Portugal

24.05.15 News release Osian dominates final day of Rally of Portugal Welsh rally star Osian Pryce ended the Rally of Portugal the same way he started it today: fastest. The 22-year-old from Machynlleth starred on his Junior WRC debut, leading the event at the start and setting an astonishing and unbeatable pace through the final day today. Osian’s hopes of a debut win at Junior WRC level were dashed by a series of problems aboard his Pryce’s THORUtilities and G&M Pryce-backed Citroën from Friday afternoon and through Saturday. Those issues kept him and co-driver Dale Furniss off the podium, but nothing could stop the pair charging through Sunday to set a blistering pace – setting the fastest Junior WRC time on each stage run. The opening stage of the day – the legendary Fafe test – was cancelled after an earlier competitor crashed, but it was the time in the following 20-mile Vieira do Minho which really caught the imagination of the watching world. Osian was 37.9 seconds faster than anybody else, a gap almost unheard of in the close-nature of one-make rallying where everybody is driving identical cars. Osian was almost two seconds per mile faster than Junior WRC winner Quentin Gilbert. The crews returned to Fafe for the finale and Osian and Dale were fastest again, thundering through one of the world’s most famous stretches of rally road quicker than any of their Junior rivals. Osian said: “What a day! Fastest time on Fafe is a fantastic way to end our first ever Junior WRC round. It was quite frustrating not to get a run through Fafe this morning, but the middle stage of the loop was the one where we really wanted to try and make a bit of a mark and put into practice what I feel I’ve learned on this event. “One of the key elements to competing at this level is the ability to drive at a sensible pace which is quick enough – but just quick enough. It’s about winning as slowly as you can. I was quite cautious through the stage, it’s such a long one and, after the problems we had yesterday, Dale and I didn’t fancy standing and waiting at the side of the road for the tow truck! “We had a clean run and I thought the time might be quite good, but when Dale told me we were faster than Quentin [Gilbert, Junior WRC winner] I was pretty surprised. And pleased, of course! “I have learned a huge amount on this event – more than I ever thought I would have done. It’s been amazing, fantastic, brilliant, disappointing, really disappointing and finally, absolutely mega! I can’t wait for Poland now.” In a final insult, Osian was robbed of a place on the overall classification after his DS 3 R3-Max stopped on the run in to the finish. He added: “That kind of sums up the event! Obviously it’s very disappointing not to get to the finish, but what’s important is the speed we have shown today and, like I say, what we’ve learned across the event.” Today in numbers: Osian did what, when in his class? SS14: Stage cancelled   SS15: 1st fastest quickest Junior WRC time by more than half a minute SS16: 1st fastest another fastest Junior WRC time for Osian Next time Lakeland-bound Osian and Dale’s next event is Rally Poland (July 2-5). The Mikolajki-based event involves a high-speed run through the Polish Lake District along the region’s beautiful forest roads. The weather and road surface are always key factors in this event; the stages are soft and sandy and often cut up when the going gets wet. The Citroën DS 3 R3-Max Osian’s ride this week in detail Engine: EP6 CDT 1598cc turbo, direct injection developing 234bhp and 430Nm at 3000rpm.Bodyshell: Reinforced body with welded, multi-point roll cage.Transmission: Front-wheel drive with six-speed sequential gearbox, activated from steering wheel-mounted paddle. Differential is self-locking ZF.Suspension: front MacPherson struts with BOS three-way adjustable dampers.Numbers: Bore and stroke 77 x 85.8mm width 1715mm length 3948mm wheelbase 2465mm fuel tank capacity 67 litres weight 1230kg.Brakes: Alcon forged 4-piston front calipers, 2-piston rears. Vented discs 330 x 34mm (front) 300 x 8mm (rear). Hydraulic handbrake.Wheels: 6 x 15-inch. About the Junior WRC Won by such rallying greats as Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier, the Junior WRC title remains the most sought after drivers’ title outside of the World Rally Championship itself. The series is open to drivers under the age of 28 and is fought out over some of the world’s most demanding rallies. The diversity of events Osian will contest this year is incredible: he’ll go from flying 50 metres at a time through the forests of Jyvaskyla on what’s known as the Finnish Grand Prix (Rally Finland) to the agonisingly slow Rally of 10,000 Corners (Tour de Corse). Crews score on six of seven rounds of the Junior WRC. Osian and Dale missed the opening round of the season on Monte Carlo and will, therefore count all six from the calendar listed below. All Junior WRC crews will drive the identical Citroen DS 3 R3-Max, the latest evolution of Citroen Racing’s super-successful 1600cc turbocharged, front-wheel drive rally car. And all the crews will run identical Michelin tyres on all six rallies. Osian and Dale will also compete for the WRC 3 title, which is the FIA’s support series for category R3 cars. About Osian Pryce Date of birth: 24.02.93 Lives: Machynlleth Co-driver: Dale Furniss First rally: Rally Kurzeme (Latvia) August 2009 – 37thoverall, eighth 2WD British Rally Championship event wins: 4 British Rally Championship results: 2nd(2013/14), 3rd(2012) World Rally Championship starts: 3 World Rally Championship class wins: 1 Website: osianpryce.com Media contact: Sandra Evans +44 7887 693993 sandra@wordspr.com About Vodafone Rally of Portugal Date: May 21-24 Base: Matosinhos, Porto Stages: 16 Competitive distance: 218 miles (352 kilometres) Total distance: 950 miles (1529 kilometres) Website: www.rallydeportugal.pt Media contact: Miguel Fonseca +351 21 093 39 17 miguel.fonseca@acp.pt

Fortune favours the brave as Solberg storms Lydden

News release 24.05.15 Fortune favours the brave as Solberg storms Lydden Another week and another win for Petter Solberg’s PSRX team. The Norwegian was on unstoppable form at Britain’s round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship today – taking his second victory from three races. Solberg dominated the opening day of competition at Lydden Hill yesterday, winning both heats. He was even more impressive today, winning his semi-final and final to open up a 29-point lead at the top of the table. Petter’s victory was his seventh World RX win since the start of last season and his 13th podium in 16 races. Solberg said: “To be honest, I was a bit lucky during the race. In the third heat we had a fuel pump issue, but luckily it happened three corners from the end. It could have gone much worse! “And then, in the final, I had a puncture in the last corner. Hey, I have been unlucky for many years in rallying – so I guess it’s my turn here in World RX! One needs a bit of luck to be at the top in professional sports. “Both in the semi-final and the final, I had great starts and came out first so I could control the race at the front. After two laps, I got the information that I lost some tenths, so I had to start pushing to make sure I stayed ahead of Ekström. Out from the joker I was maybe a tenth in front, but the exit there is so muddy and slippery, so I had to push all I could to make it. “I was actually a little bit over the limit there… “After being second behind [Sebastien] Loeb for so many years in the WRC, I understand now that I must have grown up late when it comes to tactics. My team and I have had extreme focus on tactics for the last two seasons, and it pays off for sure. Ekström and Kristoffersson will be hard to beat, so even though we have 29 points lead in the championship, you can lose it easily in one weekend. “My mechanics and I will go home and continue the hard work to get even more details in place. I’m so happy that I was able to give this win to my team and mechanics – several of them are English and had their families here to visit this weekend. They all deserve the success!” The three-word weekend: Fortune favours us! The big number: 15 That’s the number of times this race has been won by a Norwegian Final result: 1 Petter Solberg           4m25.064s 2 Mattias Ekström            4m25.405s 3 Johan Kristoffersson      4m27.692s 4 Andreas Bakkerud                  4m27.940s 5 Reinis Nitiss                  4m29.298s 6 Guy Wilks                    N/A Drivers’ championship positions: 1 Petter Solberg           112pts 2 Johan Kristoffersson      83pts 3 Andreas Bakkerud                  77pts 4 Timmy Hansen             63pts 5 Reinis Nitiss                  61pts 6 Toomas Heikkinen                  59pts Teams’ championship positions: 1 Ford Olsbergs MSE        138pts 2 SDRX                         132pts 3 Peugeot-Hansen           110pts = VW Team Sweden       110pts Next time out World RX of Germany June 20/21 Buxtehude and Estering. We like this place. It was where Petter completed his hat-trick and pretty much sealed the title last year. And, as well as that, being in the north of Germany, it’s not so far for the team to drive. And, as well as well as that, we like the fact that we have a few weeks away from the track now. We’ll take the car back to Torsby, lock the doors and come out even quicker next month…      Almost finally, an answer: Petter, of course Finally, a question: How far is it by road from Buxtehude to PSRX HQ in Torsby? Want to know more about your FIA World Rallycross Champion? Per-Espen Lochen PR/Media Manager per-espen@pettersolberg.no +46 76 110 7 110 +47 952 43 245 pettersolberg.com @Petter_Solberg www.facebook.com/PetterSolbergWRC Produced in association with words pr

Axis AB: The Board of Directors of Axis has received a dividend proposal

Axis is holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 15. The notice of the Meeting states the following: ”In the light of the new ownership structure following the completion of the public cash offer by Canon Inc., the Board of Directors has resolved to withdraw its prior proposal. Instead, the Board of Directors proposes that no dividend is paid for the financial year 2014 and that the company’s results are carried forward.” The Board of Directors has now received the following proposal for the Annual General Meeting. PROPOSAL FOR RESOLUTION ON DIVIDEND IN AXIS AKTIEBOLAG (PUBL) Elliot International, L.P. and Liverpool Limited Partnership (collectively “Elliot”), shareholders in Axis Aktiebolag (publ) (“Axis”) with 2,411,506 and 4,681,158 shares respectively, hereby propose that the profits at the disposal of the annual general meeting of shareholders in Axis 2015 shall be appropriated as follows: that a dividend of SEK 6.00 per share shall be paid to shareholders                                   SEK 416,767,500 to be carried forward                                                                                                                            SEK 5,937,306 Total                                                                                                                                                    SEK 422,704,806 The proposed dividend corresponds to the dividend distribution proposed by the Board of Directors of Axis in the financial report for the period ending 31 December 2014, and reiterated again in the report for the period ending 31 March 2015. The Board of Directors deemed the earlier proposed dividend appropriate considering that it stated that it “anticipates a continued positive trend [for Axis] during the 2015 fiscal year.” In addition, the Board of Directors stated that it is their view “that the proposed dividend will not prevent the company from fulfilling its obligations over the short or long term or from making necessary investments.” Elliot has no reason to believe that these assumptions would have changed as per the date of this proposal. Wednesday 17 June 2015, is proposed as record date for the dividend. The proposal of the Board of Directors set forth above remains unchanged. Canon Inc., holding approximately 85 percent of the shares of Axis, has stated that Canon will vote against Elliot’s proposal. However, due to Elliot’s proposal the Board of Directors is obliged to make a reasoned statement: ”The Board of Directors anticipates a continued positive trend during the 2015 fiscal year. The view of the Board of Directors is that the dividend proposed by Elliot will not prevent the company from fulfilling its obligations over the short or long term or from making necessary investments.”   For questions and further information, please contact: Investor RelationsJohan LundinInvestor Relations ManagerPhone: + 46 46 272 2700E-mail: ir@axis.com Axis discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and the Takeover Rules. The information was submitted for publication on 25 May 2015 at 08.00 a.m. CET. About Axis CommunicationsAxis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets. Axis has more than 1,900 dedicated employees in more than 40 countries around the world, supported by a network of over 75,000 partners across 179 countries. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website www.axis.com

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

Every third company in Europe would be able to hire more employees if they got paid faster. It appears from the debt collection company Intrum Justitia's European Payment Report 2015, based on questions about payment answered by 8979 companies in 29 countries. 32 percent answered yes to the question "Would you hire more if you got the invoices paid faster?" This corresponds to 8 million businesses in the countries surveyed. ” There are 25 million companies in the countries included in our survey.  If we relate this to the fact that there are 23 million people without a job in the EU, one can conclude that if every company employed one more the unemployment would be erased - a theoretical yet interesting assumption. Our survey indicates that 8 million companies would probably employ at least one more if they received faster payments. This example illustrates the great importance of payment issues and payment management”, comments Lars Wollung, CEO & President of Intrum Justitia. The geographical differences are relatively large. In southern European countries it is four out of ten companies and in Eastern European countries, 44 percent, who believe themselves to be able to hire more if they got paid faster. In northern Europe, the figure is 16 percent. Would faster payments from your debtors enable your company to hire more employees? Every other European company states that they have been asked to accept longer payment period than they are comfortable with. When asked about the consequences of late payments, the connection to employment is clear: Every third company sees a clear connection to not being able to hire more and one in four companies (24 percent) also stated that late payments contribute to the need to lay off staff. Among companies with more than 50 employees it is 19 per cent who see a correlation between late payments and having to terminate employees. Intrum Justitia has also asked about what the main causes are to customers paying late. It turns out that 6 of the 10 judges that "deliberately late payments" are a principal cause. This also applies to companies which have only business customers and it means that conscious strategies to pay late contributes to reduced liquidity, which in turn contributes to fewer jobs. What are the main causes of late payment of your own customers?  For more information and downloadable content, click here:http://intrum.com/EPR2015 About Intrum Justitia Intrum Justitia is Europe’s leading Credit Management Services (CMS) group, offering comprehensive services, including purchase of receivables, designed to measurably improve clients’ cash flows and long-term profitability. Founded in 1923, Intrum Justitia has some 3,800 employees in 20 markets. Consolidated revenues amounted to about SEK 5.2 billion in 2014. Intrum Justitia AB is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2002. For further information, please visit www.intrum.com About Intrum Justitia European Payment Report The European Payment Report 2015 is based on a survey that was conducted simultaneously in 29 European countries between February and April 2015. In this report Intrum Justitia gathers data from thousands of companies in Europe to gain insights in the payment behavior and financial health of European businesses. For more information, please contact: Annika Billberg,IR & Communications DirectorTel: + 46 8 546 102 03Mobile: + 46 702 67 97 91E-mail: a.billberg@intrum.com

SciBase receives US patent approval for its micro-needle electrodes

SciBase’s point-of-care device Nevisense is based on a method called Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS), which uses the varying electrical properties of human tissue to categorize cellular structures and thereby detect malignancies. Malignant melanoma is a fast growing type of skin cancer, which appears in the epidermis right under the cornified layer. Nevisense’s electrodes utilise microscopic needles that permit measurement of the electrical impedance in the skin layers, where malignant melanoma can appear. The technique is essential for detecting the early stages of skin cancer. ”Right now, Nevisense is in the regulatory approval process in theUnited States, and we see theUSas a future key market for us. The approval of this US patent is thus an important step in our comingUSexpansion. Electrodes with micro-needles can potentially be used to detect other types of cancer as well,” says Simon Grant, CEO of SciBase. SciBase holds a total of 49 registered patents and currently have another 12 active patent applications pending in six patent families. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world, accounting for nearly half of all cancers. It has been estimated that nearly half of all Americans who live to age 65 will develop skin cancer at least once. Malignant melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer causing the majority (75 percent) of deaths related to skin cancer, although it only accounts for 4 percent of all skin cancer cases. Worldwide, doctors diagnose about 230,000 new cases of melanoma yearly. The key to management is early detection. 

Statement regarding Scanfil Oyj’s public tender offer for PartnerTech AB

On 25 May 2015, Scanfil Oyj (“Scanfil”) made a public cash offer to the shareholders in PartnerTech AB (“PartnerTech”) to tender all shares in PartnerTech to Scanfil for a price of SEK 35 per share (“the Offer”). The shares in PartnerTech are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, Small Cap. Bure, with a holding of 5,404,140 shares in PartnerTech, equal to approximately 42.7 per cent of the total number of shares and votes in PartnerTech, has undertaken towards Scanfil to accept the Offer. This commitment is conditional pursuant to the rules in the Takeover Recommendation, which among other things includes a Five Per Cent Threshold and a Matching Right. Furthermore, the commitment is conditional on Scanfil’s compliance with the applicable laws and regulations in Nasdaq Stockholm’s rules regarding public takeover offers in the stock market, including the Swedish Security Council’s statements and interpretation. The Board of Directors of PartnerTech has decided to recommend to the shareholders of PartnerTech to accept the Offer. Bengt Engström and Gösta Johannesson, Board members in PartnerTech who are active at Bure, have not taken part in the Board of PartnerTech’s deliberations or resolution regarding the Offer. As the largest shareholder, Bure has played an important role in PartnerTech’s development since 1999, when Skanditek Industriförvaltning, which later merged with Bure, originally invested in PartnerTech. Under the terms of the Offer, Bure would receive SEK 189.1M for the holding in PartnerTech, which should be compared to the value of SEK 118.9M at 31 March 2015. “We consider Scanfil’s offer representing a premium of 52 per cent compared to the volume-weighted average price paid during the past 30 days to be attractive for Bure’s shareholders. In addition, we are positive towards the industrial combination created in the merger between Scanfil and PartnerTech,” says Henrik Blomquist, CEO of Bure. Stockholm, 25 May 2015 Bure Equity AB (publ) For more information, contact:Henrik Blomquist, CEO            Tel. +46 8 – 614 00 20   The information contained herein is subject to the disclosure requirements of Bure Equity AB under the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information has been publicly communicated on 25 May 2015, 8:30 am CEST.

Management succession in Husqvarna Group

Henric Andersson, Senior Vice President Technology Office, joined Husqvarna Group in 1997 and has had numerous roles in product, business and category management, such as Executive Vice President Product Management and Development as well as Vice President Construction Equipment within the Construction business area. Henric has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden. Henric succeeds Anders Ströby, who is retiring after 35 years with the Group. Brian Belanger has held the position of Vice President Legal Affairs for the Gardena Division and the Asia/Pacific region. Brian joined the Husqvarna Group in 2006, following a decade of law firm experience. He graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1995, where he earned a joint degree: Juris Doctor and LL.M. (Master's degree in International & Comparative Law). Brian succeeds Olle Wallén, who is retiring after 22 years with the Group. "I want to thank Anders Ströby and Olle Wallén for their devoted contributions during many years. Their roles in creating the Husqvarna Group of today has been significant. Anders and Olle have been very valued colleagues and they will be missed. Now, as their mentees are stepping up filling their positions, I feel excited seeing both Henric and Brian advancing in their careers taking on new challenges," says Kai Wärn, President and CEO of Husqvarna Group. The search for successors to Henric’s and Brian’s present positions has been initiated.The above information has been made public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. It was released for publication at 08:30 CET on May 25, 2015.

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

The topline result will provide baseline information on whether the primary endpoint has been met or not. This result will not contain specific data concerning the level of significance for neither the combined composite endpoint itself nor for each individual element of the composite, which will be revealed in the subsequent detailed analysis. The primary endpoint is a composite of three separate outcomes: mortality, hospitalizations for heart failure and left-ventricular remodeling. The impact of these results on the future development of CicloMulsion® will be communicated in the second half of 2015. About CicloMulsion®NeuroVive’s drug candidate CicloMulsion®, a lipid emulsion formulation of cyclosporine, is the first cyclophilin inhibitor in development for the treatment of reperfusion injury. It is designed to prevent mitochondrial death in damaged cells and limit the numerous biochemical processes that lead to secondary tissue damage following heart attack. By protecting the cells’ mitochondria, CicloMulsion® may safeguard continued energy production and ensure that the damaged cells’ normal regenerative mechanisms are able to carry out repairs and maintain cell functionality. CicloMulsion®’s potential for treatment in connection with myocardial infarction is currently being evaluated in a clinical phase III study. CicloMulsion® is also being evaluated in a phase II study for the prevention of renal injury during major heart surgery with Skåne University Hospital in Lund, Sweden. CicloMulsion® is an investigational product and has not been approved by regulatory agencies for the treatment of any medical condition. About the ongoing phase III study on CicloMulsion®The ongoing European phase III study on CicloMulsion® (the CIRCUS study) is being conducted in France, Belgium and Spain. The study evaluates CicloMulsion® for the treatment of reperfusion injury in patients that have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following myocardial infarct. The researcher responsible for the study is Professor Michel Ovize at Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL) in Lyon, France. The study is a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, and the final of a total 975 patients included in the study was enrolled in February 2014. The top-line result (met or did not meet primary endpoint) based on the 12-month follow-up of all patients is expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2015, and the full results of the 12-month data are expected in the third quarter of 2015. The study will also evaluate outcomes at 36 months. About NeuroViveNeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ), the mitochondrial medicine company, is developing a portfolio of products to treat acute cardiovascular and neurological conditions through mitochondrial protection. NeuroVive’s drug candidate CicloMulsion® is being evaluated in an ongoing phase III study, CIRCUS, in myocardial infarction and a phase II study, CiPRICS, in acute kidney injury. The drug candidate NeuroSTAT® is currently being evaluated in a phase II study in traumatic brain injury. NeuroVive’s research programs also include development of drug substances against brain injury in stroke patients and for cellular protection and energy regulation in mitochondrial disease. NeuroVive’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, Sweden. For Investor Relations and media questions, please contact:Ingmar Rentzhog, Laika Consulting, Tel: +46 (0)46 275 62 21 or ir@neurovive.seIt is also possible to arrange an interview with NeuroVive’s CEO Mikael Brönnegård or COO Jan Nilsson at the above contact. NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ)Medicon Village, SE-223 81 Lund, SwedenTel: +46 (0)46 275 62 20 (switchboard), Fax: +46 (0)46 888 83 48info@neurovive.se, www.neurovive.se NeuroVive Pharmaceutical AB (publ) is required to publish the information in this news release under The Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on 25 May 2015, at 8:30 a.m. CET.

Transcom appoints Philip Sköld as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

Stockholm, 25 May 2015 Transcom WorldWide AB (publ) today announced that it has appointed Philip Sköld as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Mr Sköld has 17 years’ international strategy consulting experience from Bain & Company (1997-2014), where he was made Partner in 2006. He has held various senior leadership positions at Bain & Company, including as head of the company’s Nordic Customer Strategy & Marketing practice and as a leader in the EMEA practice. Mr Sköld has led some of the largest customer centricity change programs for Bain globally. His experience also includes serving as Director of Marketing and Business Development at Duni AB. Philip Sköld holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Philip Sköld will take up his position as Transcom’s CCO in August 2015. “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Sköld as our CCO. He has deep expertise in all aspects of customer strategy, and will be a strong addition to our management team as we focus on meeting our future growth objectives by further strengthening Transcom’s position as a strategic partner for our clients. Philip will have a key role in ensuring that we have the right capabilities to keep up with the rapid pace of change in our industry, bringing new and innovative solutions to the market quickly”, commented Johan Eriksson, Transcom’s President & CEO. -------------------- Transcom WorldWide AB (publ) discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 25 May 2015 at 10:50 AM CET. For further information, please contact: Johan Eriksson, President and CEOTelephone +46 70 776 80 22 Pär Christiansen, CFOTelephone +46 70 776 80 16 Stefan Pettersson, Head of Group CommunicationsTelephone +46 70 776 80 88

Scania’s Argentine plant boosts exports to Europe

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

Victoria's Secret Beauty & Accessories to enter Helsinki Airport

Victoria's Secret, the leading specialty retailer of lingerie and beauty products, will open its first Beauty and Accessories store on Finnish soil at the Helsinki Airport. The brand already has an onboard shop on the Viking Grace ferry. This new store, which opens later this summer, focuses on an iconic, fashion-forward range of beauty products and accessories. Passengers will find prestige fragrances like the FiFi Award-winning Victoria’s Secret Bombshell and VS Angel, as well as the perennial favorites like the most-loved VS Fantasies fragrance, from the store. Similarly, Helsinki Airport's Victoria's Secret Beauty & Accessories store will feature a range of functional-yet-chic accessories. Branded cosmetic cases, multi-use fashion bags and other must-have essentials like soft scarves, high-quality sunglasses and perfect panties complement the assortment. It’s a great way to track down last-minute gifts or spend a layover shopping. - We are excited about the arrival of Victoria's Secret and we are proud to welcome the brand with its first Finnish store location at the Helsinki Airport. Large international companies now consider Helsinki Airport an interesting location. This is how we can offer Finnish travellers completely new brands and products, says Finavia's Deputy Director Jukka Isomäki. The service reform of Helsinki Airport in its final stages Finavia's service reform at Helsinki Airport is in its final stages. As a result of the revamp of the service points, about 70 new or renovated shops and restaurants will be opened at the airport. The final renovations will be ready at Terminal 2 by the end of 2015. After that, upgrades will still take place in Terminal 1. At the same time, Finavia is carrying out an extensive development programme at Helsinki Airport. The goal is to increase the transit capacity at the airport and prepare to serve 20 million yearly passengers by 2020.

Resolutions adopted by the Extraordinary General Meeting in Karo Bio held on May 25, 2015

STOCKHOLM, May 25, 2015 – Karo Bio AB (publ). At the Extraordinary General Meeting in Karo Bio held on Monday May 25, 2015 the following resolutions were adopted.  The meeting resolved to approve the resolution by the Board on a rights issue of approximately MSEK 230 with preferential rights for the shareholders of the company. The rights issue will increase the share capital of Karo Bio by a maximum of SEK 4,598,244.45 by the issuance of a maximum of 229,914,516 shares. The new shares shall be subscribed for with preferential rights for the company’s shareholders in proportion to the number of shares previously held. Registered shareholders of Karo Bio as at the record date will be entitled to subscribe for one (1) new share for each three (3) existing shares in the company. The record date for the right to participate in the rights issue is June 1, 2015. Subscription for new shares shall take place during the period from June 3, 2015 up to and including June 18, 2015. The subscription price for each new share is SEK 1.00 which means that the rights issue, at full subscription, will provide Karo Bio with proceeds of approximately MSEK 230 before rights issue costs. The meeting resolved to approve the proposal of the Board for the authorization of the Board to resolve on an issue of additional shares to meet a possible over-subscription in the rights issue. The Board was further authorized to resolve on a new share issue of additionally in total 20,000,000 shares, with or without preferential rights for the shareholders of the company, at a subscription price of SEK 1.00 per share in order to enable that the company is provided with additional rights issue proceeds of MSEK 20. At full subscription of the rights issue, the over-allotment option is equivalent to approximately 2% of the share capital. The reason for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential right is to provide the company with additional rights issue proceeds at a possible over-subscription of the rights issue and to be able to increase the number of shareholders of the company. For additional information, please contact:Henrik Palm, CFO, mobile phone +46 70-540 40 14 or email henrik.palm@karobio.se About Karo BioKaro Bio is a development company focused on broadening its operations to include projects and products closer to market. Karo Bio has several projects approaching clinical phase. Karo Bio is based in Huddinge, Sweden and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Karo Bio publishes this information in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on May 25, 2015 at 17:00 CET. This press release is also available at www.karobio.com and www.newsroom.cision.com