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

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

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

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

3D ‘printouts’ at the nanoscale using self-assembling DNA structures

The team behind the study likens the new approach to a 3D printer for nanoscale structures. The user draws the desired structure, in the form of a polygon object, in 3D software normally used for computer-aided design or animation. Graph-theoretic algorithms and optimization techniques are then used to calculate the DNA sequences needed to produce the structure.When the synthesized DNA sequences are combined in a salt solution, they assemble themselves into the correct structure. One of the big advantages of building nanostructures out of DNA is that the bases bind to each other through base-paring in a predictable fashion.“This new method makes it very easy to design DNA nanostructures and gives more design freedom,” says study leader Björn Högberg from the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet. “We can now make structures that were impossible to design previously and we can do it in the same way as one might draw a 3D structure for printing out in macroscopic scale, but instead of making it out of plastic, we print it in DNA at the nanoscale.”Using this technique, the team has built a ball, spiral, rod and bottle-shaped structure, and a DNA printout of the so-called Stanford Bunny, which is a common test model for 3D modelling. Apart from being simpler compared to former ways of making DNA origami, the method – importantly – does not require high concentrations of magnesium salt.“For biological applications, the most crucial difference is that we can now create structures that can be folded in, and remain viable in, physiological salt concentrations that are more suitable for biological applications of DNA nanostructures,” explains Dr Högberg.“An advantage of the automated design process is that one can now deal systematically with even quite complex structures. Advanced computing methods are likely to be a key enabler in the scaling of DNA nanotechnology from fundamental studies towards groundbreaking applications,” says Professor Pekka Orponen, who directed the team at the Aalto University Computer Science Department.The possible applications are many. The team at Karolinska Institutet has previously made a DNA nano-caliper used for studying cell signalling. The new technique makes it possible to conduct similar biological experiments in a way that resembles conditions within cells even more closely. DNA nanostructures have also been used to make targeted capsules able to deliver cancer drugs direct to tumour cells, which can reduce the amount of drugs needed.The study was financed by grants from several bodies, including the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.Publication: ‘DNA rendering of polyhedral meshes at the nanoscale’ (http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature14586), Erik Benson, Abdulmelik Mohammed, Johan Gardell, Sergej Masich, Eugen Czeizler, Pekka Orponen & Björn Högberg, Nature, online 23 July 2015, doi: 10.1038/nature14586.For further information, please contact:Björn Högberg, PhD, Associate ProfessorDepartment of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska InstitutetTel: +46 (0)8 524 870 36Email: bjorn.hogberg@ki.sePekka Orponen, ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science, Aalto UniversityTel: +358 (0)500 819 491Email: pekka.orponen@aalto.fi

Six Month Report, January–June 2015

Highlights · Revenue amounted to SEK 74.4 billion (62.4); adjusted for currency effects, revenue increased by 6 percent. · Operating income amounted to SEK 2.5 billion (1.6); adjusted for currency effects, operating income increased by 49 percent. · Earnings per share (EPS) increased by 60 percent to SEK 4.22 (2.64). · Order bookings in Construction amounted to SEK 58.3 billion (68.0); adjusted for currency effects, order bookings decreased by 22 percent. Adjusting for the large order cancellation during the second quarter, order bookings decreased by 14 percent in local currency. · The order backlog amounted to SEK 168.8 billion (Mar. 31, 2015: 181.2); adjusted for currency effects, the order backlog decreased by 5 percent. · Operating income in Construction amounted to SEK 1,687 M (1,674); adjusted for currency effects, operating income decreased by 9 percent. · Investments in development operations totaled SEK –7.4 billion (–6.4). · Cash flow from operations amounted to SEK –2.2 billion (–2.8). · Operating net financial assets totaled SEK 2.8 billion (0.8). This report will also be presented via a telephone conference and audiocast at 10:00 a.m. (CET) on July 23. The telephone conference will be audiocasted live at www.skanska.com/ investors, where a recording of the conference will also be available later. To participate in the telephone conference, please dial +46 8 505 564 74, +44 2033 645 374, or +1 855 753 2230. This and previous releases can also be found at www.skanska.com/investors.

Interim report January-June 2015

April - June 2015 · Net sales amounted to SEK 868 million (611), an increase of 42% · EBITDA increased by 58% and amounted to SEK 156 million (99) giving an EBITDA margin of 17.9% (16.2) · Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to SEK 98 million (74) · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 69 million (48), giving a net margin of 7.9% (7.9) · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.50 (1.33), after dilution 1.50 (1.33) January - June 2015 · Net sales amounted to SEK 1 742 million (1 189), an increase of 46% · EBITDA increased by 56% and amounted to SEK 314 million (201) giving an EBITDA margin of 18.0% (16.9) · Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to SEK 198 million (151) · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 189 million (103), giving a net margin of 10.9% (8.7), including a financial investment capital gain of SEK 36.3 million · Earnings per share amounted to SEK 4.22 (3.34), after dilution 4.22 (3.34) · Cash flow from operating activities was SEK 201 million (92) · Net debt to EBITDA was 2.0 (-1.2) Key figures    Apr change    Jan change    Jul 14 - Jun   - Jun      SEK million 2015 2014 in % 2015 2014 in % - Jun 15 2014Net sales 868 611 42.2 1 742 1 189 46.5 3 122 2 569 Net sales 856 40.1 1 709      (constant FX 43.7rates)EBITDA 156 99 57.6 314 201 56.3 512 399EBIT 98 74 33.0 198 151 31.0 319 272EBITDA margin 17.9 16.2 18.0 16.9 16.4 15.5(%)Earnings per 1.50 1.33 4.22 3.34 5.94 4.63shareReturn on 11.4 12.6 11.4equity (%)Return on  13.0 20.8 12.4operatingcapital (%)Equity to 49.7 62.1 39.4assets (%)Net debt 1 001 -405 1 164Net debt to 0.4 -0.3 0.5EquityNet debt to 2.0 -1.2 2.9EBITDA Thomas Eldered, CEO:  “Sales overall developed in line with our expectations during the quarter with organic growth at 1.2% in local currencies, adjusted for volatile large tender sales. Acquisitions from 2014 developed well and integration activities were completed during the quarter, contributing to a total growth in local currencies of 40.1%. While the product mix remained somewhat negative, we saw profit increases and margin expansion as expected. We continue to take steps to strengthen Recipharm and to support our long-term targets. The acquisition of On Target Chemistry in June will allow us to support our customers also in discovery and increase our geographical reach for development services. Our focus remained on the market, with a high activity level, a lot of new business gained and several promising ventures and technology investments completed. Capacity expansion projects and in particular our ongoing lyophilisation expansion in Germany progressed according to plan with completion end of 2016. During the quarter the decision was made to expand also the fill and finish capacity of lyophilised products following strong customer demand. These projects, together with several other, will enable us to better support our customers in injectable technologies, an area which is developing very well for us. The Development & Technology business segment gained further momentum and reported significant increases in profit and margin, in spite of reduced sales of tender products this quarter. Also the Manufacturing Services segment Sterile Liquids performed very well driven by good customer demand while the business segment Solids and Others slowed to some extent. In Solids and Others we continue to have a negative mix in our sales. This will necessitate mitigation activities but will also provide opportunities for improvement initiatives. This work will intensify during the next quarters as we take specific steps to address the different areas of weak performance within this segment. Operating cash flow for the quarter increased 50% year on year to SEK 53 million. Our financial situation is strong and the net debt to EBITDA ratio improved sequentially to a very comfortable 2.0. After the period we have increased our available unused credit lines by SEK 1,500 million and together with other financing options we are well positioned to continue to deliver on our growth strategy, including proceeding with highly interesting acquisitions and business development opportunities.    Looking forward and excluding acquisitions we expect that in the second half of the year overall demand for our services will stay on the same level year on year, while the weak performance in Solids and Other will impact profit somewhat. We are benefitting from recent acquisitions and we are very well placed to explore the opportunities we see in the market, including geographic expansion.” The complete interim report is attached through the link at the end of the press release. The company invites investors, analysts and media to a web conference with a presentation (in English) on 23 July at 11:00 am CET where CEO Thomas Eldered and CFO Björn Westberg will present and comment on the interim report and answer questions. To participate in the web conference, please use the below link:http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/m9s5ebdt (http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/m9s5ebdt%20) Questions may be submitted by dialing below telephone numbers or by typing them in the Q&A box during the conference. If you don’t wish to ask questions by telephone you only need to participate through the link above.From Sweden: + 46 8 505 56 453From Denmark: + 45 35 44 55 74From Finland: + 358 9 8171 0490From Norway: + 47 235 00 251From the UK: + 44 203 009 24 55From Germany: +49 211 971 900 76From Switzerland: +41 225 80 29 94From France: + 33 170750706From Spain: +34 911 140 089From Portugal: +35 121 06 09 104From USA: +1 855 228 3719Pin code for participants:602320# This information is published in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act, the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the regulations of NASDAQ Stockholm. This information was submitted for publication on 23 July 2015 at 07:45 am CET. About RecipharmRecipharm is a leading CDMO (Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation) in the pharmaceutical industry employing some 2,200 employees. Recipharm offers manufacturing services of pharmaceuticals in various dosage forms, production of clinical trial material including API and pharmaceutical product development. Recipharm manufactures more than 400 different products to customers ranging from Big Pharma to smaller research- and development companies. Recipharm’s turnover is approximately SEK 3.3 billion and the Company operates development and manufacturing facilities in Sweden, France, the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal and is headquartered in Jordbro, Sweden. The Recipharm B-share (RECI B) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. For more information on Recipharm and our services, please visit www.recipharm.com

Interim Report, January-June 2015

January-June 2015[1] · Net sales reached SEK 9,735 million (6,842), corresponding to an increase of 42%, 31% at constant exchange rates compared to the previous year. · EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, was SEK 3,183 million (1,961), corresponding to an increase of 62%, and a margin of 32.7% (28.7). · Non-recurring effects had a SEK 308 million negative impact on earnings before tax. · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 618 million (503). · Earnings per share reached SEK 1.69 (1.60)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects, earnings per share totaled SEK 1.93 (1.47). · Cash earnings per share amounted to SEK 1.57 (3.99)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects cash earnings per share totaled SEK 3.92 (3.99). Second quarter 2015[1] · Net sales reached SEK 5,152 million (3,477), corresponding to an increase of 48%, 38% at constant exchange rates compared to the previous year. · EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, was SEK 1,780 million (951), corresponding to an increase of 87%, yielding a 34.5% margin (27.4). · Non-recurring effects had a SEK 90 million negative impact on earnings before tax. · Profit after tax amounted to SEK 392 million (243). · Earnings per share reached SEK 1.07 (0.77)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects, earnings per share totaled SEK 1.34 (0.64). · Cash earnings per share amounted to SEK 0.83 (2.09)[2]. Excluding non-recurring effects cash earnings per share totaled SEK 1.98 (2.09). +---------------------------------------------------------------------------+|1)      For information about non-recurring effects, see page 72)      ||Recalculation of comparative figures to consider the bonus issue element in||the 2014 new share issue. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+|Webcasted presentation of the report on July 23 at 10:00 AM. ||The presentation can be accessed at www.meda.se/sv/investerare, where a ||recorded version will also be available until the next interim report.For ||further inquiries, please contact: ||Paula Treutiger, VP Corporate Communications & Sustainability, ||paula.treutiger@meda.se, +46 733-666 599. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+ CEO statement The second quarter marked solid underlying progress in a number of areas. Sales strengthened to SEK 5,152 million, 38% (CER) higher than last year and 2% higher on a pro forma organic basis. Both our growth business and base business progressed well organically, up about 4% and 2%, respectively. I am pleased that the business is continuing to develop in line with our plans. Three quarters following closing of the transaction the integration of Rottapharm is largely complete. There are only a few more steps left to be taken in terms of merging the organizations, which we intend to carry out in the second half of 2015. Year to date, we have reduced operating costs by around SEK 500 million in the business. Hence, we remain well on track as regards achieving targeted synergies. Our focus going forward is to exploit sales and manufacturing synergies and initially we are aiming to take advantage of the new platform in Southeast Asia. Sales in the Rx product area (prescription drugs) reached SEK 3,199 million in Q2, corresponding to 16% growth (CER) compared to Q2 last year. Sales growth rebounded for several of our prioritized products resulting in pro forma organic growth of 3% in Q2. Dymista which was impacted by wholesaler reductions in Q1 in the US returned to healthy growth of 25%. This is despite a weak allergy season in the US which peaked early. Importantly, the successful roll-out of Dymista in Europe continues. We recorded strong market share development in several European countries, including Germany, Italy and the Nordics. As expected, Tambocor in France and Astepro in the US are still on the decline due to generic competition, but not at the same pace as in Q1 and we expect the decline to continue to level out throughout the rest of the year. An important contributor to growth in the quarter is Elidel which grew by 64% in Q2. We are now back to normal supply and stock levels. The Cx/OTC product area (non-prescription products) reached SEK 1,833 million in sales in Q2, corresponding to 106% growth (CER) compared to Q2 last year. On a pro forma organic basis, growth was 1%. While the full impact of the new CB12 marketing campaign has yet to materialize, several of the former Rottapharm products such as Legalon 25%, Armolipid 59% and Saugella 10% performed strongly. I am also pleased to see that EBITDA continues to strengthen, reflecting the improved sales and lower operating costs resulting from the measures that have been taken. All in all, this resulted in record high quarterly EBITDA, up 74% (CER). Furthermore, the EBITDA margin expanded 7%-points to 34.5% in the quarter. We are on the right track and the second quarter is a testament to our progress. However, we will need to take into account the fact that our business is seasonal, due in part to wholesaler buying patterns. Our focus for 2015 is unchanged – ­exploit synergies, generate cash flow and build our M&A pipeline. We maintain our guidance for 2015. Jörg-Thomas Dierks Group President and CEO Forward-looking statement This report is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy shares in Meda. This report also contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to certain future events and Meda’s potential financial performance. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts and may sometimes include words such as “may”, “will”, “seek”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “forecast”, “believe”, or other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements reflect the current expectations on future events of the management at the time such statements are made, but are made subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Meda’s results could be materially affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the inherent uncertainty of pharmaceutical research and product development, manufacturing and commercialization, the impact of competitive products, patents, legal challenges, government regulation and approval, Meda’s ability to secure new products for commercialization and/or development, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Meda AB’s interim or annual reports, prospectuses, or press releases. Listeners and readers are cautioned that no forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statement. Meda does not intend or undertake to update any such forward-looking statements. Meda AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was submitted for publication on July 23, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Tradedoubler interim report January – June 2015

The second quarter April - June 2015  · Net sales amounted to SEK 414 M (411). Excluding change related items net sales were SEK 419 M (411), an increase of 2% or a decrease of 4% adjusted for changes in FX rates. · Gross profit excluding change related items was SEK 84 M (91), a decrease of 8% or 13% adjusted for changes in FX rates. · Gross margin excluding change related items was 19.9% (22.1%). The decrease was mainly due to price pressure within affiliate. · Operating costs, excluding depreciation and change related items, were SEK 90 M (87). This was an increase of 3% or a decrease of 2% adjusted for FX changes mainly related to fewer staff. Full time equivalents at end of Q2 were 355 (378).  · EBITDA amounted to SEK -13 M (-9). Excluding change related items EBITDA was SEK -6 M (4). · Capitalised expenses increased to SEK 8 M (3), due to hiring of more developers in line with the strategy. · Earnings per share, before and after dilution, were SEK -0.52 (-0.37). · Cash flow from operating activities was SEK -32 M (-43) and net cash decreased by SEK 42 M during the second quarter to SEK 77 M. The sum of cash and interest-bearing financial assets was SEK 323 M (380) at the end of the second quarter. · Bertil Lundell who was appointed as CTO in January 2015 left, as earlier communicated, the company in June. · As previously communicated, renegotiations with one major international client have a negative impact on revenue in 2015.  The Interim period January - June 2015  · Net sales were SEK 846 M (856). Net Sales excluding change related items were SEK 851 M (856), a decrease of 1% or 8% adjusted for changes in exchange rates. · Gross profit excluding change related items was SEK 173 M (192), a decrease of 10% or 16% adjusted for changes in exchange rates. Gross margin excluding change related items amounted to 20.3% (22.4) · Operating costs, excluding depreciation and change related items, were SEK 176 M (176). This was a decrease of 0% or 6% adjusted for changes in exchange rates. · EBITDA amounted to SEK -17 M (3). EBITDA adjusted for change related costs was SEK -3 M (16). · Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK -30 M (-119). · Earnings per share, before and after dilution, amounted to SEK -0.76 (-0.28). · Tradedoubler finalised its Nordic regional structure and closed its office in Norway with limited one off costs. · The German technology company Adnologies was acquired to support the new corporate strategy. The impact from Adnologies upon the results year to date were limited. · French media company Reworld Media S.A. acquired 19.1 per cent of Tradedoubler’s share mainly from Monterro 1A AB and thus became the largest shareholder in the company.  FINANCIAL Apr Apr Jan Jan Change Full year 2014OVERVIEW, SEK M -Jun -Jun -Jun -Jun % 2015 2014 2015 2014Net sales 419 411 851 856 -1% 1 743excluding changerelated itemsGross profit 84 91 173 192 -10% 379excluding changerelated itemsGross margin 19,9% 22,1% 20,3% 22,4%   21,7%(%) Operating costs -90 -87 -176 -176 0% -339excl. depr. andchange relatedcostsEBITDA excluding -6 4 -3 16 -118% 39change relateditemsEBITDA-margin -1,4% 0,9% -0,3% 1,8%   2,3%(%) Change related -7 -12 -14 -12   -20items 1)EBITDA -13 -9 -17 3 -609% 20Impairment 0 0 0 0 -60goodwillOperating profit -19 -14 -29 -7 -63(EBIT)Net investments -8 -3 -23 -7 -17in non-financialfixed assets(Capitalizedexpense)Cash-flow from -32 -43 -30 -119 -110operatingactivitiesLiquid assets 323 380 323 380 372incl financialinvestments, atperiod's endNet cash 2), at 77 135 77 135   126period's end 1) Changerelated itemsduring Q22015 thatimpacted netsalesrelated to anadjustment forerrors inrecurringinvoicing toone largecustomer sincemid2013. Changerelated costsaremainly relatedto severancepayments.2) Current  investment andliquidassets lessinterest-bearingliabilities. CEO MATTHIAS STADELMEYER’S COMMENTS ON THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2015“The underlying gross profit development during the second quarter was in line with the year-on-year trend of previous quarter. However, the development within different markets varies considerably due to specific market reasons and our own performance. We see good results and year-on-year revenue growth in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Poland while especially France is more challenging. Total operating costs increased compared to the first quarter 2015 due to higher product development costs in line with the strategy. Capitalised product development expenditure was on the same level as in the previous quarter. During the second quarter we made good further progress with the realisation of our new offerings. We are currently running test campaigns in selected markets using integrated Tradedoubler and Adnologies technology and are seeing encouraging results. In September, we will have a beta product to further test and develop together with selected clients. While we continue to roll out ADAPT, our market-leading business intelligence tool, we are adding new functionalities and are in the process of incorporating data relating to online user journeys. This is a major step forward and enables clients to have great insights into how their consumers interact with performance channels. We have more exciting launches planned during the second half of 2015 focusing on new solutions that deliver data-driven insights and functionalities that help us to create smarter performance marketing results for our clients. With these new offerings we are extending our addressable market considerably and we are now in the process of strengthening our commercial teams in the markets to ensure that we will be able to take full advantage of the market potential”  PresentationThis interim report will be presented at a teleconference on the 23th of July 2015 at 10.00 a.m. CET. To follow the presentation, please dial (SE) +46 8 566 426 90, (UK) +44 203 428 14 33 or (US) +1 855 831 59 45. The presentation may also be followed via webcast using the link: http://financials.tradedoubler.com/en-gb/investorrelations OtherTradedoubler discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was released for publication on the 23th of July 2015 at 08.00 a.m. CET. Numerical data in brackets refers to the corresponding periods in 2014 unless otherwise stated. Rounding off differences may arise.

Interim report January – June 2015

Second quarter Operations have developed according to plan during the second quarter. Net sales totalled SEK 759 million (676), an increase of SEK 83 million compared to the same period in the previous year. Sales excluding acquisitions and currency rose by 2%. Profit after financial items was SEK 57 million (43) in the second quarter, an increase of SEK 14 million. During the second quarter the profit has been affected by a restructuring cost of SEK 8.7 million. This cost is due to reduction of staff and unused facilities in conjunction with redundancies at AQ Enclosure Systems AB in Vaggeryd and the structural changes of AQ Mekatronik AB in Västerås and AQ Elautomatik AB in Surahammar. During 2014 AQ Holmbergs in China has received the status as a “high tech company”. This is giving AQ Holmbergs a 10% lower company tax starting 2014. During Q2 a repayment of company tax of SEK 3.3 million has affected the profit positively. Equity in the group was SEK 1 111 million (930) at the end of the quarter. First six months Operations have developed according to plan during the first six months. Net sales totalled SEK 1 474 million (1 308), an increase of SEK 166 million compared to the same period in the previous year. Sales excluding acquisitions and currency rose by 4%. Profit after financial items was SEK 113 million (74), an increase of SEK 39 million compared to same period previous year. Significant events during the period At the end of May 2015 it was announced that AQ Mekatronik AB in Västerås and AQ Elautomatik AB in Surahammar will undergo structural changes. The business activities of AQ Mekatronik AB in Västerås and Bollnäs will be transferred to AQ Elautomatik AB. The background to the change is reduced volumes and changed competitive market situation. In conjunction with the transfer AQ Elautomatik’s operations in Surahammar will be moved to Västerås to former AQ Mekatronik’s premises. After negotiations with the unions 18 out of totally 59 employees will leave AQ. On June 30, 2015, AQ Elteknik AB acquired 100 % of the shares of Anton Johanssons Rostfria Verkstads AB. The purchase price was SEK 5.8 million and the transaction was made as a cash transaction. The takeover took place on July 1, 2015. Anton Johanssons Rostfria Verkstads AB has a turnover of approximately SEK 30 million and employs 24 people. The company manufactures components in stainless steel to customers with special and unique requirements, e.g. to the laboratory and medical device industry. Group management has been extended with James Ahrgren who is responsible for Marketing and Sales in the group. Significant events after the end of the period The establishment in Thailand continues according to plan. We have leased industrial facilities and the first employee has been hired. Start of production is estimated to December 2015. Segment reporting The Group operates in two business segments: Components, which produces transformers, wiring systems, mechanical components, punched sheet metal and injection-moulded thermoplastics andSystem, which produces systems, power and automation solutions and assembles complete machinesin close collaboration with the customers. (see chart in enclosed pdf) 2015 2014 System Component Other* System Component Other*Net sales 216 851 537 163 4 804 187 200 483 296 5 451Operating profit 15 669 48 184 -7 583 8 517 34 200 -631 * Unallocated and eliminations Information of parent company The parent company, AQ Group AB, focuses primarily on leadership and development of the Group.Company sales are, as in previous years, almost exclusively of sale of management services to subsidiaries. Purchases from the subsidiaries do not exist to any appreciable extent. The drawing up of the interim report The interim report has been prepared in accordance with the Swedish Annual Accounts Act as well asIFRS, applying IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting, which contains general requirements for the design, structure and minimum information requirements in the interim report. The accounting and valuation principles applied are the same as used in the latest annual report for 2014. The report has not been audited. Significant estimates and evaluations for accounting purposes The company has in preparing the interim report gone through and evaluated risks and uncertainties according to the description given in the annual report of 2014 and assessed that there have been no significant changes. Information about risks and uncertainties affecting the company can be found in the annual report of 2014. Future prospects The goal of the Groups is continued profitable growth, organically by 5% and through acquisitions by 10% over time. The goal for profit after financial items is 8%. The Board of directors are not giving any forecast for turn-over or profit. The listing of the company on OMX Nasdaq instead of AktieTorget is planned for end of 2016.

Interim report second quarterand first half-year 2015

CEO’s message In a turbulent business environment, Indutrade continues to grow organically and through acquisitions. The focus on owning and developing companies in selected niches is a continued success concept. With order intake and invoicing in excess of SEK 3 billion, Indutrade can once again report a quarter with new, record highs. The organic growth within the Group during the quarter was also particularly gratifying. The Group’s great product breadth provides considerable variation in demand for the respective areas. The same applies as well for the geographic diversification. Currency movements are an additional component that affect performance. All of the management teams of the some 200 companies in the Group always strive to grow and improve their profitability. It is the ability of these companies to adapt to the prevailing market conditions at any given time that gives Indutrade its strength. Second quarter During the quarter, order intake grew by 22%, invoicing by 24%, and earnings per share by 32% compared with the same quarter a year ago. Growth is being driven above all by completed acquisitions, but we also saw very favourable like-for-like performance for most units during the quarter. Overall, the Group’s business areas showed stable, positive development of order intake, invoicing and earnings during the quarter. Engineering & Equipment, Flow Technology and Fluids & Mechanical Solutions reported higher earnings and improved margins compared with a year ago. Following a weak start to the year, in which profitability was hurt by the past year’s exchange rate movements, the EBITA margin turned upwards again for Industrial Components during the second quarter. Most companies in Measurement & Sensor Technology are reporting continued high market activity and demand, at the same time that the EBITA margin was lower during the quarter compared with a year ago due to a changed mix. For Special Products, a combination of acquisitions and large project deliveries, together with continued favourable performance in the UK and Benelux, contributed to the strong earnings. Acquisitions Three acquisitions were carried out during the quarter, plus an additional one after the end of the quarter. Together with the acquisitions carried out during the first quarter, these companies represent roughly SEK 1 billion in annual sales. Our expansion in and outside Sweden continues, both in the form of traditional trading companies and companies with own products and manufacturing. We expect additional acquisitions during the year. Outlook The turbulence in our business environment continues, resulting in volatility in demand between products, segments and markets. The strength of our business model is particularly apparent in a quarter such as this, where further development of our existing companies, acquisitions and diversification of risk offer good balance to challenges such as weak development in Finland and in Russia, currency movements, and the decline in parts of the oil and gas segment. I look forward to the coming quarters with confidence and have every reason to believe that our companies will continue to adapt to the changing market conditions in a swift and effective manner. Johnny Alvarsson, President and CEO

UK’s First Find-a-Physio App Launches

The world of Physiotherapy is often confusing and inaccessible, for many it can be extremely difficult to know when physiotherapy is the answer and more importantly how to access physiotherapy. The use of the internet and mobile technology, such as apps, are changing the way we live day to day. The mobile and ‘real world’ is becoming synonymous; we shop, bank and for a growing few live our life through the internet. With the launch of the UK’s first and only Find-A-Physio app, patients can now quickly and conveniently find, search and book a Chartered Health and Care Professions registered Physiotherapist from the palm of their hand. Whilst working as a physiotherapist in the military, national sport and private practice, Thomas Sowter, founder of Find-a-Physio began to notice a significant problem; just how difficult it was for potential patients not only to find and book a physiotherapist but to learn about their injury. There were possibly hundreds of thousands of people with injuries for whom physiotherapy wasn’t a consideration. Adding to this, they didn’t have access to the physiotherapy profession; a world which was usually filled with jargon and difficult to digest information. It became apparent that it was almost impossible for individuals to learn about their injuries and most importantly acquire the treatment, support and rehabilitation needed. Find-a-Physio was born. The initial website was designed for the general public, not only for them to learn about their injury but to also find and book a local physiotherapy appointment. The website soon grew and the needs of physiotherapists were also identified. The website and app now provide a platform for up and coming courses, potential job opportunities and most importantly blogs, podcasts and critical reviews, enabling physiotherapists to keep up to date with their Continued Professional Development With development comes innovation and after dedicated research to the needs of the public, Find-a-Physio decided to take the website beyond the computer screen and into everyone’s hands – via the UK’s first IPhone App.  The app marks an important stage for not only Find-a-Physio but the health profession as a whole, by going beyond the laptop or computer screen into the mobile world, engaging and helping the general public receive the treatment they need in an easy, efficient and convenient way. The Find-a-Physio app is the first in the UK and not only enables people to find and book a physiotherapist in their area but allows people to learn about common injuries and the treatments physiotherapists offer. The app also acts as a platform for the physiotherapy community; helping to unite physiotherapists across the country and to help reinforce the values of the profession and enhance professional development.   Find out more at www.Find-a-Physio.co.uk. 

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

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

Contemporary artist begins live art project at the gateway to The Registers

To coincide with this year’s festival season, David will paint a 7 x 3.5m mural on to hoardings at the entrance to 42 St Andrew Square. Situated at the gateway to The Registers, a regeneration project planned for the south east corner of Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square, the painting will evolve live and in situ, whatever the weather and in full view of residents, commuters and visitors. Once complete, it will be installed in the dramatic double height glass lobby of the new office building planned as part of the regeneration of the area that aims to revitalise and pedestrianise part of West Register Street. Here, it will be permanently on public display. Commissioned by the Chris Stewart Group (CSG), it is intended that this will be the first in an ongoing series of art installations in The Registers. David, who was given his first major solo exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy in 2007, is the founder and creative director of the Hidden Door arts festival, which turns abandoned or hidden places in Edinburgh into temporary arts venues. The Registers commission is the first live art project of its kind and for this David intends to paint a single standing figure, surrounded by the grand space of the building, referencing the stairwell and main hall of the beautiful, historic interiors, as they dissolve and transform into a different, more evocative and timeless space.   The project gets underway on Thursday 23 July 2015 and will last approximately three weeks. The painting will remain in place until the autumn to coincide with David’s next exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery in early November. Commenting on the project, David said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to create such a large scale painting at so prominent a site in the city centre. It will be a really interesting few weeks to see how the work progresses and to gauge the public’s reaction – to the painting itself, but also to the fact that I’m going to be there from morning till evening creating the piece in situ.  “I’m not approaching it like a graffiti artist, or mural artist, but just as I would my normal paintings on canvas, and so it will go through stages of evolution – and may look quite strange for a while as I build the layers up with colour and collage material, such as old maps which create the surface interest of the painting. “I don’t think Edinburgh has ever really seen this approach to live painting in public before – not on this scale, anyway.  “I have a real sense of how the painting is going to look, taking inspiration from the amazing atrium and banking hall inside the building – but even I don’t know exactly how it’s going to turn out. It will have to take on a life of its own through the process of painting for it to be any good! It is exciting to think of it having a home inside this fantastic new building once CSG has completed its planned regeneration of The Registers.” Chris Stewart, CEO of the Chris Stewart Group, comments on the commission of the art installation: “We always look to add another dimension to our projects and The Registers is no different; once completed, it will be a bright, vibrant and lively area in the centre of Edinburgh. In the meantime and while we progress through the planning process, we hope to add some colour and intrigue to the area. “By inviting David to create a contemporary piece of art on the steps of 42 St Andrew Square, we intend for the area around West Register Street and Register Place to be recognised for its art installations as well as becoming a thriving commercial and leisure destination. It is hoped that with the planned regeneration, we will be able to showcase different artists’ works throughout the public realm for all to view and enjoy.”  Chris added: “I am looking forward to David getting started on site – we’ve been discussing this project for a number of months now and I’m intrigued see the finished piece. It will be fascinating to watch it evolve day by day over the next few weeks.” Updates on the project can be found on Facebook and Twitter www.facebook.com/pages/David-Martin/201689596536974?fref=ts www.facebook.com/hiddendoor #liveartattheregisters @ChrisStewartGrp @IndigoScotland @hiddendoorarts Notes to Editors The Registers Plans submitted to Edinburgh City Council for The Registers propose a redevelopment of a complex of buildings in a neglected warren of lanes to create a vibrant and complementary mix of new offices, hotel, residential / serviced apartments, retail units and restaurants, which are expected to bring nearly 750 jobs to the city centre and an economic boost of £71.4m (GVA) per year, alongside a ‘heritage gain’ for the area. As part of the plans, two key historic buildings currently on the ‘at risk’ register will be restored, giving new life to one of the most important art deco banking halls as a restaurant at the neo-classical 42 St Andrew Square and reinstating a former warehouse at 28 West Register Street into active commercial use while preserving its remarkable Venetian Gothic façade. Buildings along part of West Register Street, including an empty 1960s office block and a derelict 1850s Victorian tenement will make way for much needed high quality Grade A office accommodation, designed to attract new businesses to the city and essential to the rejuvenation of the area which forms an important gateway to the new St James development. The Edinburgh-based property investment and development company, the Chris Stewart Group (CSG), which delivered the transformation around Advocate’s Close in the Old Town, owns the Registers site and is behind its regeneration. David Martin David Martin is from Tayport, Fife and now lives and works in Edinburgh. He initially studied physics and astronomy at Glasgow University, but during his studies had a radical change of mind and enrolled on the MA Fine Art degree at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2000 with First Class Honours. After graduating, he mainly painted portraits, and by 2005 had exhibited widely, including in the BP Portrait Award. His major breakthrough came when he was awarded the Alastair Salvesen Travel Scholarship in 2006, culminating in a critically acclaimed solo exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy in 2007 based on his 5-month journey through the Middle East. Subsequently, Martin has embarked on several travel-based projects to locations such as holy sites in Ethiopia and garment factories in Bangladesh. He has built up a reputation as a teacher of painting, and is now Head of the Foundation Course at Leith School of Art, and is on the council of Visual Arts Scotland. In 2014 David set up the Hidden Door Festival, a not for profit arts festival that takes place in abandoned or hidden places in Edinburgh. The ‘underground’ arts festival has now run successfully for two years and David oversees the whole project, with a special emphasis on the content and programme. For further information please call Elizabeth Lambley, Indigo, 0131 554 1230 23 July 2015

ISG Secures £11.5 Million London Private Members’ Club

ISG has commenced work on an £11.5 million project to create a luxury private members’ club in two historic Grade II Listed buildings in Devonshire Square in the City of London. The company is building a solid reputation in this niche sector after recently securing a scheme to convert the former West End branch of Hambros Bank into an exclusive private members’ wine club – ‘67 Pall Mall’. Work to redevelop the 18th Century former East India Company warehouse and adjacent residential building in the Devonshire Square Estate, between Bishopsgate and Aldgate, sees ISG deliver a 58,000 sq ft, full-service luxury lifestyle club for private members. SUSD is developer and architect for the project with Brian Clivaz, interiors by renowned specialist March & White and cost consultant is EC Harris. The high-specification fit out includes the creation of a club lounge, bar areas, brasserie garden room and impressive dining facilities. The club will also boast a library, screening room, private meeting and dining rooms, gymnasium and spa and 68 sumptuously appointed bedrooms for overnight accommodation. The first phase of the project will involve the sensitive strip out and modification of the six-storey warehouse, previously used as commercial office space, and residential accommodation in the three-storey townhouse. The internal layout will be reconfigured to optimise space, with structural alterations undertaken to enable ISG to form new lift cores and service risers within both buildings.   A new glazed bridge will link the two buildings and ISG will build a circa 1,000 sq ft winter garden extension to the rear of the six-storey townhouse, providing an elegant space for members to relax throughout the year. The interior design and specification for London’s newest members’ club reflects the demands of its exclusive clientele, with high-end materials, fixtures and fittings sourced from across the globe to exacting standards. Bespoke design finishes include the installation of hardwood parquet flooring, stone, marble and hand-painted Italian tiles. Peter Kilby, divisional managing director for ISG’s Hotels and Hospitality division, said: “This project strikes the perfect balance of introducing contemporary and sensitively designed elements to the historic architecture of Devonshire Square, creating an exclusive private members’ club that will prove a real asset to the area. Realising the vision for this technically complex and demanding project sees us once again drawing on our historic building expertise and high-end delivery credentials to ensure a successful outcome.”

Muscle Monkey Unveils New Collection Showcased by Stephen James

Gym and lifestyle brand, Muscle Monkey is flexing its force with the launch of an on-trend new collection labelled The Future. Inspired by cutting edge fashion and street wear swagger, Muscle Monkey (http://www.muscle-monkey.com/) re-imagines the concept of looking good while working up a sweat. The new collection will be fronted by British Supermodel Stephen James, who is the face of their new campaign. Designed to turn heads, Muscle Monkey doesn’t just push but unapologetically crosses the boundaries of contemporary workout wear. Emblazoned with geometric patterns, in-trend designs and bold brand logos, The Future Collection of Stringers & Tanks are unlike anything else on the high street. With names such as Cosmos, Lunar, Polaris, Geo, Nova and Vision, The Future is set to hypnotise buyers and push them to their limits both in the gym and on the street. While plenty of brands throw together the words ‘fashion’ and ‘fitness’ most deliver nothing more than logos slapped onto run of the mill apparel. Muscle Monkey takes a unique approach to the design process. It draws inspiration from street wear styles, then crafts pieces using sweat wicking, breathable and crease proof performance fabrics. The range has been cleverly designed to flatter the male physique, using tailored cuts and graphics to lengthen the body, show off muscles and optically slim the waist. The result is a range of stylish workout wear that rocks form and function. Jordan Jones, Founder of Muscle Monkey said, “While so many fitness apparel brands focus exclusively on traditional gym wear, we believe that lifestyle and attitude play an integral role in the workout experience. That’s why we’ve created our high performance range with a street wear edge that means gym buffs can look on-trend, whether they’re lifting, at the beach or rocking them on the street.” Fronting The Future range is one of the world’s top models, Stephen James (https://instagram.com/whoiselijah). With his toned physique, head to toe tattoos and categorical style, James is the perfect face to front the latest Muscle Monkey campaign. While today James lends his good looks to Calvin Klein, Diesel, GQ, ASOS and Men’s Health, his background in both fitness and fashion make him a flawless match for Muscle Monkey. The brand is the first fitness label of its kind to sign on a high profile face such as James. The move reflects its commitment to pioneering a new era of workout wear for fashion forward gym goers. “We’re committed to creating awesome clothing for people who live by the fitness ideology, and Stephen James is the epitome of this mantra. We’re ecstatic to welcome him on-board as the face of Muscle Monkey and hope he serves as an inspiration to all of our customers, whether they want to get shredded, kick ass in competitions or just turn heads at the local gym.” Despite its relatively new appearance on the fitness apparel scene, Muscle Monkey already retails to customers in over 20 countries. To find out more about Muscle Monkey and browse The Future collection of street wear inspired workout apparel, go to: www.muscle-monkey.com

Intelex Group Hires Former President of Ty Inc. to Run USA Division

Intelex Group, the creators of the Warmies® range of heatable soft toys, are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Scott Wehrs as President of their North American division, Intelex USA LLC. Scott Wehrs is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of TY Inc. and during his 11 year tenure there he directed and managed the biggest plush explosion of our lifetime – Beanie Baby®.  Wehrs is also past president of Midwest CBK, a leader in the gift industry and recently returned as Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager overseeing all faucets of the Midwest, CBK and ‘G!’ Brands whilst directing the sales of the number one women’s fashion line ‘Simply Noelle’ in the Gift Channel. Philip Gannon, the Founder of Intelex Group, says. “This new appointment is a real game changer for Intelex Group’s North American operations and signals the start of a very exciting new chapter for the business as a whole. Scott has a very unique set of skills, detailed industry knowledge and a real passion for consumer products and plush. His deep relationships with retailers across the giftware industry will undoubtedly help us to widen our distribution footprint and create significant growth opportunities for the Warmies® brand”.  Gannon continues – “There has recently been very strong demand from USA consumers for plush toys that have a ‘second function’ and Intelex Group’s adorable Warmies® range offers plush toys that have just that – not only are they very cute play things, they can be heated up in minutes to provide soothing warmth and comfort to children and adults alike. Warmies® are unique, innovative, cute and well-priced and they are already proven to be best-selling lines in all other territories that we are active in worldwide. With the appointment of Scott Wehrs as President of Intelex USA LLC, we have no doubt that we will be seeing very significant sales results very soon in the world’s largest consumer market”. “I’m really excited to be heading up Intelex Group’s operations in America,” says Scott. “ The Warmies® range is just the sort of line I love to work with – they’re cute, innovative, and functional, truly well priced quality products.  It’s good to know that they are already selling extremely well outside America and I really feel that the opportunity for Warmies® here is huge.  I look forward to working with the Intelex team and our retail partners in creating something very special in the industry.”  Intelex Groups’ journey began in London in 1995 (http://www.intelex.co.uk/about/) with the ambition to commercialise a new and innovative way to relieve everyday aches and pains. The revolutionary Hot-Pak® design was the first ever fully microwavable herbal heat pack to be sold in Europe and this led to the invention of Beddy-Bear®; the world’s first ever fully microwavable soft toy, followed by Slippies®; the world’s first ever fully microwavable slipper! The company’s founder and CEO is an expert committee’s member on the BSI committee that introduced a safety standard for this category in 2004 and the company has an exemplary record for quality and safety spanning the past 20 years. Intelex Group is currently selling Warmies® in over 40 territories worldwide, supplying an impressive list of 30,000 retailers. With the appointment of Scott Wehrs as President of Intelex USA LLC, it is likely that this figure is set to increase very sharply, very soon.

Franklin Windows Back To Its Best with New Management and Bigger Premises

Franklin Windows, a premier purveyor of orangeries, conservatories, windows and doors, is entering a brand new phase in its illustrious existence, with new management and a brand new premises. With a dynamic new management team at the helm, a larger production space and a huge new showroom, Franklin Windows is set to return to its best after a tough period of administration woes and fears over job losses. The new management team is experienced in business turnaround with new MD Paul Beardsley having worked with leading professional advice firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Baker Tilly. The team is set to turn things around for Franklin Windows, after they were bought out in October last year. With the management change being executed on 1stJune 2015, the future looks increasingly brighter for the premium window solution providers, with a new focus on improved customer service and more capacity for bespoke commissions and product development. Paul Beardsley, managing director of Franklin Windows (http://www.franklinwindows.co.uk/) says, “Franklin Windows has come through a rough time – but that which does not kill us only makes us stronger, as they say. We’re happy to have taken the reins from the old team and are concentrating on restoring this celebrated, family-run firm to its former glory. “We are committed to keeping many elements of the old business alive – we want to retain the down-to-earth company values that Franklin Windows has become renowned for, but we also want to herald the beginning of a new era for the firm. With enhanced customer service options, a wonderful new premises and an emphasis on sales and product development, we’re confident we can put Franklin Windows back at the very top of the tree, where it belongs.” Franklin Windows had already managed fourteen years in business before it was bought out in October 2014, after historic troubles with HMRC. Beardsley was named the new Managing Director of Franklin Windows earlier this year, and has already set in place a number of plans to ensure it retains its reputation as one of the best designers and installers of bespoke windows and conservatories in the country. As part of the turnaround process, Franklin Windows has acquired a brand new premises, offering a real boost to the project. A new, larger production facility means more jobs can be taken on than ever before, and the beautiful new 4,000 square foot showroom offers a sublime space for the team to show off their cutting-edge composite windows, custom-built conservatories and more.  For more information about the new management team at Franklin Windows, or to check out their stunning range of windows, doors, conservatories and orangeries, visit the website: http://www.franklinwindows.co.uk/

Nelson Mandela’s former PA confirmed for office* 2015

Zelda La Grange, former PA to Nelson Mandela – one of the world’s most inspirational leaders in history, has been confirmed to host a headline Keynote at this year’s office* show, which returns to London’s Olympia on 13-14 October. Other Keynote speakers also unveiled today include Rob Forkan, co-founder of international brand Gandys, and Tanya Mann Rennick, creator of the STARR Principle. They’ll be joining over 4,000 visitors and 175 leading business to business suppliers at the UK’s award-winning annual event for PAs, EAs and office managers. La Grange served President Mandela for 19 years in different capacities until his death on 5 December 2013.  She will be sharing exclusive insights from her long and inspirational career working with ‘the greatest statesman of our time’ starting out at the Department of State Expenditure in 1992 through to becoming one of the three appointed private secretaries in President Mandela’s personal staff by 1997. Whilst the PA role may have evolved since La Grange first started out as a typist for Mary Mxadana, Mandela’s private secretary in 1994, La Grange’s keen to impart her knowledge and experiences to others just starting out in their career.  Speaking ahead of her office* keynote, she says that within the industry it’s vital to “never allow yourself to be blinded by a title or a salary” and that “anything can be achieved through commitment, loyalty and dedication.”  Zelda La Grange’s office* Keynote, ‘It starts with you,’ will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 13 October at Olympia, London – coinciding with National PA day. Visit the show's website for the full Keynote line-up: www.officeshow.co.uk/education/keynote-theatre.  Admission to the Keynote programme is non-bookable and included with free show entry.  To pre-register to attend office* on 13-14 October 2015, please visit www.officeshow.co.uk and use priority code OFF702 (direct link: www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/Office15.aspx?TrackingCode=OFF702). ###

Opcon: Share purchase agreement concerning the sale of compressor and Waste Heat Recovery business approved by owner of the counterparty

The first of July 2015, Opcon, the energy and environmental technology Group, communicated that it had signed a share purchase agreement concerning the sale of the Group’s business in compressor technology and Waste Heat Recovery. The deal includes the newly formed holding company, Opcon Compressor Technology AB, and the subsidiaries Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB, Opcon Energy System AB as well as 48.9796% of the shares in the joint venture in China, Fujian Opcon Energy Technology Co. Ltd. The acquisition also includes all the intellectual property rights relating to compressor technology and Opcon Powerbox. The share purchase agreement was been signed with the Chinese investment fund, Shanghai XingXueKang Investment Partnership, which is controlled by the Chinese investment company, Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd. This investment company was set up by Chinese Investors and to 29% by Fujian Snowman Co. Ltd., who has also provided a 20 m SEK Guarantee to Opcon for the realization of the transaction. The agreement is conditional on acceptance being given by an extra meeting of Opcon AB shareholders, which will be held on July 24 2015, and on acceptance by the investment committee of Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co. Ltd. The investment committee of Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd. has now given its approval. Advisors to Opcon have been Awapatent AB, Hamilton Advokatbyrå and Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag. Legal advisor for the Buyer has been Advokatfirman Vinge. For further information, please contact:Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, tel. 08-466 45 11, 070-592 54 53 Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, SwedenTel. 08-466 45 00, fax 08-716 76 61e-mail: info@opcon.sewww.opcon.se The Opcon Group Opcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy. Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 140 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area: Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: compressor technology, electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge, recycling industry and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells. Opcon AB (publ) is obliged to disclose the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish law governing the securities markets and/or trading in financial instruments.The information was submitted for publication at 13.00 (CET) on Thursday July 23 2015.

LIW CONFIRM PARTNERSHIP WITH SPATA FOR 2015

Given the acquisition of Leisure Industry Week by BodyPower Ltd. from previous organisers UBM, this year’s show carries an added air of anticipation for key industry brands, organisations and stakeholders. With a strong wet leisure presence being proposed, SPATA, the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades association, have today confirmed as an event partner for LIW 2015. As one of six core streams in the revitalised LIW programme, wet leisure is certainly undergoing a period of innovation which is challenging the very definition of the sector. Traditionally covering pool, spa and sauna facilities, there is a growing demand for experience showers, underwater treadmills, endless pools, steam rooms, hyperboric chambers and hydrotherapy. Organisers plan to amalgamate old and new, exploring these new ideas as secondary spend opportunities for leisure facilities and ways to maximise member retention and, ultimately, revenue. SPATA is the trade association that represents Swimming Pool and Allied Trades across the UK, Ireland and overseas. SPATA Managing Director Chris Hayes commented: “SPATA has worked with LIW for many years to support our members that exhibit and / or visit the show and to provide advice to the commercial audience attending the show.  It is always a very professionally organised event and with new owners this year, there is even more emphasis on getting the right mix of exhibitors to attract the professional trade audience.  I look forward to attending the event in September.” For more than 25 years LIW has provided the traditional curtain-raiser to the exhibition season and is recognised as the UK’s leading event for the leisure sector. As the wet leisure element has developed, LIW has now become one of the main meeting points for the commercial pool and spa community. It provides a comprehensive educational programme for attendees and a platform to test and compare products from industry leading suppliers with the benefit of live demos, training and educational workshop events. LIW 2015 will run on 22nd and 23rd September at the NEC, Birmingham, with leading equipment companies such as Matrix, Precor and Cybex joined by the likes of Speedflex and Zoggs. Attendance is free of charge for industry professionals, with registration available on www.liw.co.uk.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s Hollow Stem Valve Technology Meets the Challenges of Higher Engine Temperatures and Increased Peak Cylinder Pressures

Wiesbaden, Germany, 23 July 2015… Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), will exhibit its newly acquired engine valve technology for the first time at the 2015 IAA show in Frankfurt in September. Among the components produced by the company’s Global Valvetrain business are sodium-cooled valves with exceptionally small stem diameters that deliver both reduced weight and greater resistance to the high temperatures that can be a limiting factor in highly rated downsized engines. “As vehicle manufacturers continue to pursue reduced CO2 emissions with more efficient engines that are often downsized and turbocharged, cylinder temperatures and pressures are increasing,” said Guido Bayard, Director, Global Valvetrain Technology, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “Our sodium-cooled, hollow stem valves allow the temperature of the valve heads to be reduced using a wide range of steel materials, and also enable a reduction in valvetrain mass that cuts friction.” Unlike a conventional valve with a solid stem, which conducts almost 75 percent of its heat away through the head and seat, Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s hollow stem technology reduces the heat flow through the valve head to around 50 percent of the total by transmitting a greater share through the stem and guide. This allows the valve head to run between 80°C and 150°C cooler. Primarily applied to exhaust valves to facilitate temperature reduction, the hollow valves can also be used on the intake side to save weight. Federal-Mogul uses different material combinations to provide maximum corrosion resistance or high temperature durability and the technology is also fully compatible with established treatments for wear resistance such as nitriding, chrome plating and hard facing. Cutting-edge, high-precision deep hole drilling combined with friction welding manufacturing techniques enable Federal-Mogul Powertrain to produce the hollow stems in sizes as small as 5mm diameter. This means that even engines with small cylinder bores, such as downsized units or high performance motorcycles, can be accommodated. Although already established for many years in motorsport applications, making this technology available for volume production passenger cars required particular manufacturing expertise in order to combine the necessary quality and robustness levels into a cost-effective product. The use of a single weld to close the hollow cavity was key to achieving a state-of-the-art design solution for series production. “Hollow valve stems are both an enabling technology and a direct contributor to the reduction of CO2 emissions; by lowering the valve head temperature they allow more efficient downsizing strategies and by reducing mass they cut the energy absorbed through friction,” commented Gian Maria Olivetti, Chief Technology Officer, Federal-Mogul Powertain. “Federal-Mogul's expertise in applying this technology to 5mm diameter stems demonstrates the company's leadership position in valve stem technology for highly loaded gasoline engines.” Further details of Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s hollow valve stem technology and other valvetrain developments will be available during the IAA show at stand E21 in Hall 4.1, from 15-18 September. About Federal-MogulFederal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety. Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components.  The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 people in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com. ### CONTACT: Paul Chadderton                                                                                                 Market Engineering                                                +44 (0) 1295 277050                                            paul.chadderton@m-eng.com                                   Ursula Hellstern  Federal-Mogul Corporate Communications EMEA +49 (611) 201 9190 ursula.hellstern@federalmogul.com 

OxySure Systems (OXYS) Appoints PP Aviation Corp. as Military Drone Distributor

Frisco, TX, July 23, 2015 – OxySure Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: OXYS) (OxySure, or the Company), the medical device innovator of life-saving easy-to-use emergency oxygen solutions with its “oxygen from powder” technology, today announced the appointment of PP Aviation Corporation (PPA) as a non-exclusive distributor of its medical drones into military markets. PPA is experienced in the business of promoting and selling military products and oxygen equipment for military and aviation applications, including the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, US Marines, Green Berets, Special Operations forces, and other military organizations and Foreign Military Sales. Commented Tom Przybyla, President of PPA: “We are eager to get started with the OxySure drone platform for medical applications and our military customers have expressed strong interest. We look forward to expanding our relationship with OxySure to include the exciting opportunities presented by the drone era and more specifically as it relates to medical emergency and combat situations.” “We have a long history with PPA and the drone distribution agreement with PPA makes logical sense,” stated Julian Ross, CEO of OxySure. “We are taking those steps needed to be ready to effectively present our solutions to our customers as we await our regulatory approval for commercial drone usage.”     About OxySure Systems, Inc. OxySure Systems, Inc. (OXYS) is a medical technology company that focuses on the design, manufacture and distribution of specialty respiratory and medical solutions. The company pioneered a safe and easy to use solution to produce medically pure (USP) oxygen from two dry, inert powders. The company owns numerous issued patents and patents pending on this technology which makes the provision of emergency oxygen safer, more accessible and easier to use than traditional oxygen provision systems. OxySure's products improve access to emergency oxygen that affects the survival, recovery and safety of individuals in several areas of need: (1) Public and private places and settings where medical emergencies can occur; (2) Individuals at risk for cardiac, respiratory or general medical distress needing immediate help prior to emergency medical care arrival; and (3) Those requiring immediate protection and escape from exposure situations or oxygen-deficient situations in industrial, mining, military, or other "Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health" (IDLH) environments. www.OxySure.com Forward-Looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts, including, without limitation, statements that relate to the Company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company's results from new products in development, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects", "intends", "plans", "may", "could", "should", "anticipates", "likely", "believes" and words of similar import also identify forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are based on current facts and analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determined and assumptions of management. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Except as may be required under applicable law, we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this release. Additional information on risks and other factors that may affect the business and financial results of OxySure Systems, Inc. can be found in the filings of OxySure Systems, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. OxySure Contacts: Renmark Financial Communications, Inc. Bettina Filippone: bfilippone@renmarkfinancial.com Tel.: (416) 644-2020 or (514) 939-3989 www.renmarkfinancial.com/ Redchip Companies, Inc. Jon Cunningham: jon@redchip.com 800-733-2447, ext. 107 | www.redchip.com/

Local Yorkshire Recycling Specialists Extends Services to Offer Domestic Waste Disposal

summer by extending their commercial services to include the region’s households. The commercial waste specialists now recycle household metal including radiators, as well as end-of-life vehicles. In order to try and reach the European Union’s 2030 recycling targets which aim to see at least 90% of all ferrous metal recycled, the Yorkshire-based company is inviting the public to take advantage of the wide range of waste management services on offer. A spokesperson for Bradford Waste Traders said, “We are delighted to now be in a position to help the public dispose of their waste. Not only do we host services for a variety of commercial businesses, we can now take scrap off the wider public to recycle. “We have always helped direct the public on the best way dispose of their metals, however, we can now complete this service for them. From radiators to end-of-life vehicles as well as electrical (WEEE) waste, nothing is too big or too small for us to dispose of.” Bradford Waste Traders can take end-of-life vehicles, treat, de-pollute and destroy them in the most environmentally sound manner, in the fully licensed Authorised Vehicle Treatment Centre (AFT) which was opened a decade ago. As well as recycling all types of scrap metal including steel, brass and iron, A spokesperson added, “Our service extension allows us to find a recycling solution for every kind of waste metal. Now the public can get rid of theirs safely and easily with the knowledge it has been disposed of in an environmentally friendly and efficient manner for the very best price.” To find out more about Bradford Waste Traders, go to: http://bradfordwastetraders.co.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/WasteTraders

Conservation breakthrough- Drones could contribute to saving endangered chimpanzees

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

Philippines retail group to revolutionize loyalty card marketing with SAS® Analytics and billion-transaction database

SM Marketing Convergence Inc. (SM-MCI) will intensify its multichannel customer engagement (http://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/marketing/multichannel-marketing.html) using software from analytics leader SAS. An affiliate of SM Retail Group, one of the largest and most successful families of companies in the Philippines, SM-MCI is strengthening its loyalty program by creating an advanced customer decision hub based on SAS® Analytics. Combining several SAS Customer Intelligence products, the customer decision hub helps SM-MCI deliver more relevant and timely offers, better-targeted promotions and high-quality service. The company will use improved customer insight to reach customers through the best channel, whether online, in-store, email or mobile message. Such precision and offer optimization is only possible through big data analytics (http://www.sas.com/en_us/insights/big-data.html#big-data-analytics). The new hub will initially be used by SM-MCI’s marketing, promotions, loyalty and analytics teams to ensure consistent, personalized and in-context experiences at all touch points. “Our company seeks to go beyond mere marketing automation. This comprehensive analytics platform will transform our big data into remarkable experiences for all our customers, whether online or in the store,” said SM-MCI President and CEO Baldwin Golangco. “SM-MCI believes strongly that SAS Analytics, and in particular SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Customer Intelligence, are the keys to our success, producing insights to create the right offers and actions via the right channels based on each customer’s unique needs.” SM-MCI loyalty program data exceeds 1 billion historical transactions and adds 200 million transactions each year from more than 500 stores. “For over a decade, SM-MCI relied on its deep personal knowledge of customers to develop campaigns,” said Sonny Halili, Regional Director for the Pacific Region at SAS. “As the company expanded, SM-MCI recognized that an analytics-based approach was the only way to continue growing and serving its customers. Now with SAS Analytics, SM-MCI will enrich its knowledge of and relationship with those customers.” With SAS, SM-MCI expects to: · Proactively drive innovative and targeted marketing campaigns to customers of SM Retail Partners with highly personalized and relevant offers based on customer profiles and insights. · Shift from mass promotions to contextualized, micro-segmented offers, using traditional and digital marketing channels to deliver more relevant and effective offers to loyalty-program customers. · Boost agility in all aspects of marketing campaigns – from the earliest stages of campaign creation to post-campaign measurement. · Become the industry benchmark in retail loyalty. SM-MCI will also use SAS Visual Analytics (http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/business-intelligence/visual-analytics.html) for pre-campaign profiling to identify the best campaign, target segments and post-campaign reporting to measure performance and ROI. SAS Customer Intelligence SAS Customer Intelligence (http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/customer-intelligence.html) solutions use analytics to help organizations better understand their customers and develop targeted and effective marketing strategies to reach them. The SAS offerings use a decision-hub approach that combines: · Insights gleaned from analyzing data about marketing, sales, service and other actions. · Rules to manage policies, sequences and constraints across the business and recommend actions and channels to communicate with customers. · Decision logic that incorporates unstructured interactions such as calls, email, text messages and social media posts to serve responses in real time or batch modes. · Tracking and managing omnichannel customer engagement activities to ensure the most compelling customer experience and the best marketing ROI. For more, read the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management (http://www.sas.com/apps/sim/redirect.jsp?detail=SIM142830)[1] (http://undefined/#_ftn1). For the tenth consecutive year, Gartner has named SAS a Leader in this Magic Quadrant.[2] (http://undefined/#_ftn2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] (http://undefined/#_ftnref1) Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Campaign Management, April 13, 2015. [2] (http://undefined/#_ftnref2) Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gamblers Invited to the Launch of the New BFC Playground Platform

Luck goes digital with the launch of a lucrative new platform by the online slot games resource site, The Big Free Chip List. The BFC Playground platform is a unique casino games arena developed by thebigfreechiplist.com. It offers players the chance to play casino games for free and earn real money Fun, fast paced and 100% free, the all-new BFC Playground (http://www.thebigfreechiplist.com/bfc-playground) is the definitive place for players gamble and win real cash in the process. The site is one of the world’s top three destinations for online casino promotions, free chips and sign up bonus offers. The launch of the BFC Playground is part of its commitment to offering its community of over 500 thousand users a top casino experience. Sean Harris, CMO had this to say “Online casinos have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, however not all establishments are created equal. The BFC Playground was created as the first of its kind to offer our global network of players access to free casino games and in-house chips that can be redeemed for real cash. It’s all part of our commitment to providing our community with the best gaming experience.” Gambling is all about turning nothing into something, and the BFC Playground does just this. To get the ball rolling players simply select an exclusive game that catches their eye, then open it and start playing using available BFC coins. The playground features a range of different games including slots, video poker, roulette, table and blackjack. Stick with a favourite or mix things up with titles such as Fruity Fiesta, Gangster Party, BFC Deuces Wild, French Roulette Pro and Caribbean Poker.  One of the best things about the BFC Playground is the fact that players don’t have to be at the top of their game to play. If all BFC coins are depleted The Big Free Chip List will top up accounts with an additional 100 coins every 24 hours. When players are ready to wrap things up cash can be spent at the BFC shop. Here, players can cash in BFC Coins for real money items such as $10 on PayPal, €10 on Neteller or $20 on Skrill. To redeem simply request to purchase, then nominate desired deposit account when the sale is approved. To ensure fairness and legitimacy all purchases are reviewed and verified by the in-house quality control team. This gives all players enjoy the chance to cash in their BFC coins for money. Using the BFC Playground is easy. Players simply create an account through the website and start enjoying access to free casino games and BFC coins. The Big Free Chip List backs up its brand new BFC Playground platform with expert customer care. Should players encounter any difficulties playing casino games or redeeming BFC coins they can simply get in touch with the support and assistance team. To find out more about The Big Free Chip List and start browsing the deals, offers and promotions currently listed on the site, go to: http://www.thebigfreechiplist.com/

Hyena, Featuring Mem Ferda, Out Now on DVD

Gritty 2014 Brit crime film Hyena is now available on DVD. The plot follows a corrupt London drug squad as it has to deal with Albanian and Turkish gangsters, and shows the line between the law and the law breakers becoming thinner and thinner. Mem Ferda plays the role of Akif Dikman, the head of a Turkish Crime family, whose nephew is brutally tortured by an Albanian gang as they battle to take control over London’s underbelly. AKIF (Ferda) seeks the help of bent crooked cop Michael (Peter Ferdinando) to investigate and find out who was responsible for the death of his nephew. Mem comments: “Hyena is a shocking, insightful, dissection of London’s dark and criminal underbelly. Gerard Johnson forces us into a disturbing but necessary exploration of the dark side of our society, a world which we are blind to.” Synopsis - respected by both sides of the law, Detective Sergeant Michael Logan lines his pockets through predatory extortion and drug dealing whilst simultaneously climbing the ranks of law enforcement. When Albanian and Turkish gangs begin to tighten their grip over London’s vicious underbelly, things swiftly spiral out of control. With no one to turn to, Logan takes a ruthless course of action that leads to irrevocable consequences. Starring: Peter Ferdinando as Michael Stephen Graham as David Knight Neil Maskell as Martin Mem Ferda as Akif Dikman MyAnna Buring as Lisa Elisa Lasowski as Ariana Directed by: Gerard Johnson Writer: Gerard Johnson Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Joanna Laurie, Stephen Woolley For more information about Hyena, please visit: Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR1A2e7Vx8A   Twitter: https://twitter.com/hyena_film Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HyenaMovie   To buy the film on DVD go to: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hyena-DVD-Peter-Ferdinando/dp/B00UNO4EEG/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1436724739&sr=1-1&keywords=hyena To find out more about Mem Ferda, go to: Twitter: https://twitter.com/memferda1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MemFerdaOfficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fanzonemem

IQTimecard Back New Living Wage - Urges Businesses To Prepare for Wage Hikes

The Chancellor's National Living Wage announcement is having huge ramifications for businesses across the country. IQTimecard is helping managers streamline the transition with its intelligent web-based workforce management application. Engineered to arm businesses with scalable payroll solutions, the system is an invaluable asset for managers overseeing large contract-based workforces whose wages will soon be rising.   From next April, over 25s must be paid a minimum of £7.20 per hour, with the figure rising to £9 in 2020. At present the current hourly minimum wage sits at £6.50. The Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that a total of six million earners will enjoy pay packet boosts as a result of the policy. The masterstroke scheme is part of the government’s plan to introduce a “national living wage” in a bid to bring UK wages into line with other advanced economies. For low-paid workers operating in domiciliary care and contract cleaning sectors the wage rise represents a long awaited increase in take-home pay and standard of living. However for the payroll managers overseeing the change the announcement has triggered some major administrational hurdles. IQTimecard is helping businesses prepare for the changes with fully hosted mobile workforce management software that offers payroll managers comprehensive arrival and departure data, at their fingertips. David Lynes, Director of IQTimecard says “It’s great to see the government finally taking action against the pitifully low wages currently endured by everyday Brits. While it’s fantastic for workers, payroll administrators will undoubtedly encounter some serious headaches. This means it’s essential for businesses to complement the changes with scalable solutions that allow payroll managers to accurately monitor, manage and track employee hours. IQ Timecard does just this and for businesses that want to minimise stress and maximise productivity, the system is must have ammunition.” Brits are set to start enjoying wage rises as early as next April which gives businesses just over eight months to prepare. Smart, simple and intuitive, IQTimecard modernises the process of remote and mobile workforce management and integrates seamlessly with payroll systems. Employees clock in and out with a quick phone call, and all data is logged and synced with the payroll systems, to ensure workers are being paid for the hours they work. With many small and medium sized businesses set to face budgeting issues in the wake of the upcoming wage rises, IQ Timecard is an automated way to ensure no employees are accidently overpaid. “Wage hikes are a given in the contemporary and businesses must be able to handle fluctuations. IQTimecard arms businesses with the flexibility to adapt to changes without having to rebuild payroll systems, adjust operations or encounter ongoing errors,” adds Mr Lynes. To find out more about IQTimecard and how the intelligent web based workforce management application can help businesses seamlessly transition to the new minimum wage requirements, visit the website at: http://www.iqtimecard.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/IQTimecard-Electronic-Call-Monitoring/191019627580473 Twitter: https://twitter.com/IQTimecard

Fine Tubes Appoints New Procurement Specialist

PLYMOUTH, UK--Fine Tubes, a leading manufacturer of precision metal tubing for a wide range of critical applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Clark as Procurement Specialist. Based at the Fine Tubes head office in Plymouth, United Kingdom, Amanda is responsible for managing the procurement of indirect services and material supplies as well as for supporting the purchase of raw materials. Reporting to Phil Gimingham, Procurement Manager at Fine Tubes, Amanda also will focus on the identification and implementation of new supply sources. Prior to joining Fine Tubes, Amanda worked at The Range, a multi-million-pound retail operation, for 17 years undertaking a wide variety of key roles, including Buying Office Manager and Import Manager, responsible for the management of importing processes and compliance. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Amanda to Fine Tubes,” comments Phil Gimingham, Procurement Manager for Fine Tubes.  “She has the experience and skill set required to make a real contribution to the team, which in addition to her strong work ethic will ensure that our procurement process is highly competitive and continues to match the highest standards of the industry.” Fine Tubes, along with its US-based sister mill Superior Tube, is a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. Notes to Editors: Bettina Schadow, Marketing Communications Manager Phone: +44 (0) 1752 876418, Email: press.finetubes@ametek.com    About Fine Tubes Ltd www.finetubes.com  (http://www.finetubes.com/)Established 70 years ago, Fine Tubes is a leading metal tubing manufacturer with its headquarters and production facilities in Plymouth, UK, and sales offices in Houston; Munich; Orleans, France; and Noida, India. In addition, the company has agents across the globe, including oil and gas specialists in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The company manufactures seamless, welded and welded  and redrawn tubes, in a wide range of stainless steel, nickel, titanium and zirconium alloys for critical applications in the oil and gas, energy, aerospace, chemicals and medical equipment industries.  Fine Tubes currently employs around 380 permanent staff and exports its products to over 35 countries worldwide, including India, China and the United States.  Fine Tubes is a unit of AMETEK Specialty Metal Products, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices. For more information, contact: Fine Tubes Ltd., Plymbridge Rd., Plymouth, Devon PL6 7LG, United Kingdom. Telephone: +44 (0) 1752 735851. Fax: +44 (0) 1752 73301. E-mail: press.finetubes@ametek.com  Website: www.finetubes.com (http://file:///C:/Users/pjohnson/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/DSI4ECOW/www.finetubes.com)  

Win a chance to experience the last flying Vulcan start and take off at close quarters, meet the pilots and crew responsible for XH558

A new Free Prize Draw will present the lucky winner with a day of unprecedented access to the Last Flying Vulcan, XH558, and the opportunity to experience the visceral thrill of an up-close fire-up of its legendary Olympus jets. The ‘Power-on Tarmac’ prize is an experience for two people, and provides the chance to meet the air and ground crew to discuss their incredible experiences with the aircraft, witness the meticulous pre-flight checks and, ultimately, admire the iconic silhouette power down the runway and roar into the skies for one of the last times. “This is a rare and incredibly exciting opportunity for XH558 supporters to get close to the Last Flying Vulcan, and feel involved with preparations as they are able to don headsets and listen in to fascinating dialogue between aircrew and ground crew as she prepares for take-off,” says Vulcan to the Sky chief executive Dr. Robert Pleming. “The fact that we are now in XH558’s final year of flight makes this occasion all the more special, and to witness from close quarters one of the final times this wonderful aircraft leaves the runway is a chance to be savoured.” The prize offers the lucky winner a chance to take a friend or family member to visit XH558 in her hangar at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster in September, meet the engineering team responsible for keeping her in flight, the pilots and the Air Electronics Officer. The winner will meet the team on the morning of the flight and witness the aircraft start, taxy to the runway and then set off on her day’s tour as a wonderful climax to a day of unprecedented access. Visit www.VulcanFreeDraw.co.uk to register your details for an opportunity to win. There is also a free Vulcan newsletter, which provides details on where to see XH558 fly throughout the rest of her final season and regular updates about competitions, fund raising and the exciting next stages of life for XH558. Readers can sign up at www.vulcantothesky.org. A Valuable Future for XH558When XH558 lands for the last time at the end of a spectacular Farewell to Flight season, it will be to become the centre of a new type of education initiative. “XH558 is an iconic example of that remarkable period of intense post-war innovation that made British aviation technology the envy of the world,” concludes Pleming. “In her new life, still able to accelerate dramatically along the runway, XH558 will build on this exciting provenance to inspire and educate new generations of young people, helping to deliver the technical and aviation skills that Britain so badly needs.” There will also be a heritage centre so that enthusiasts can continue to visit the aircraft and learn about the engineering innovation and Cold War politics that brought her into existence. XH558 will be maintained to a high standard and will regularly thrill audiences with her famous Vulcan howl as she accelerates along the runway. Already around 15,000 people a year visit XH558 at her hangar. The award-winning tours must be booked in advance (for security reasons there is no access without pre-booking) and can be chosen by visiting www.vulcantothesky.org and clicking displays/tours. Regular updates and other news is provided by a popular free email newsletter and the Trust also has an active Facebook community (Vulcan XH558) and Twitter feed @XH558. Why is the Vulcan Important?The Avro Vulcan is a powerful example of British aerospace engineering at its world-beating best. The design brief was issued by the MoD in 1946 and the aircraft flew for the first time on August 30th 1952, just eleven years after the first flight of its predecessor, the Avro Lancaster. Its impressive list of technical achievements includes being the first successful large delta wing aircraft (leading directly to Concorde), innovations such as electrically-powered flying controls, one of the first applications of anti-lock brakes (similar to those on the Jensen FF) and a speed and agility that was so close to a jet fighter’s that it was given a fighter-style control column in place of the traditional bomber pilot’s yoke. Success as a Cold War peacekeeper meant that the Vulcan might have flown its entire service life without ever entering combat if it hadn’t been for the Falklands Conflict in 1982. During a marathon 8,000 mile flight supported by eleven Victor tankers, Martin Withers and his crew released the bombs over Port Stanley Airport that prevented Argentina operating its Mirage III fighters from the island and initiated the campaign that recaptured the Falklands. Two years later, the last Vulcans were withdrawn from service. Martin earned a Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in this action. Today, only one Vulcan is left flying: XH558, owned by Vulcan To The Sky Trust, a registered charity. Returned to the air in 2007 following one of the world’s most challenging restoration programmes, she has become an airshow phenomenon. “People forget that airshows attract seven million people annually. As a spectator activity, that’s second only to football,” says Dr Pleming. Martin Withers DFC, now Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s operations director and chief pilot, is a passionate supporter of the educational role of the aircraft. “Part of our mission is to ensure that young people learn about the knife-edge fear of the Cold War,” he explains. “If I had been ordered to press the button that releases the nuclear payload over our enemy, there would almost certainly have been no Britain left to fly home to. The Vulcan is the most powerful symbol of a remarkable period in global history that we must never forget.” Withers is also highlights the aircraft’s growing role in technical education, a field that will become her focus when she can no longer fly. “The Vulcan is one of the most significant steps forward in aerospace technology, and it is thoroughly British. She fires young people with a passion for engineering and innovation, which we can build on using the extraordinary energy and expertise needed to restore and operate the UK’s only flying ‘complex’ heritage aircraft to world-class safety standards.” When the combination of age and complexity of the aircraft eventually prevents further renewal of her Permit to Fly, she will form the heart of a new type of engineering education initiative that will continue to inspire young people with a passion for science and technology. Follow XH558 on twitter @XH558 Join our Facebook community: www.facebook.com/VulcanXH558 Read about XH558 and how to keep her flying at: www.vulcantothesky.org where you can also sign-up for the free email newsletter and find out how to own an item flown in her final flying season. Press enquiriesRichard Gotch at Market Engineering (further information, aircraft history, interviews)+44 (0) 1295 277050+44 (0) 7831 569 732                       richard.gotch@m-eng.com PicturesA wide selection of high-resolution images is available from megan.davies@m-eng.com  -+44 (0) 1295 277050

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Chicago

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) and CTX Ability Sports (http://huttochallenger.webs.com/aboutus.htm) have partnered to hold a Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic for children with disabilities. Children will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth. Players attending* include former All-Star Von Hayes and 12-year MLB veteran Steve Trout, as well as Micah Bowie, Dennis Biddle, Gene Hiser, Gordy Lund, Dan Pasqua and Jack Perconte. The clinic will take place at Foss Park District, running from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at 1730 Lewis Ave., North Chicago, IL 60064. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. Registration is closed to the public at this time. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com. *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 7,400, of which approximately 5,600 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit baseballalumni.com/donate (http://www.baseballalumni.com/donate). The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Basalt, CO

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Saturday, July 25th, 2015. The free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth. Players attending* include 1984 World Series champion Darrell Evans and two-time All-Star Bob Knepper, as well as Stephen Blateric, James Deidel, Brian Fisher and Mark Lee. The clinic will take place at Crown Mountain Park, running from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., located at 501 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel, CO 81623. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, base running and life skills. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The morning will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit www.baseballalumni.com. Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit www.baseballalumni.com. *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 7,400, of which approximately 5,600 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit baseballalumni.com/donate (http://www.baseballalumni.com/donate). The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###

Alchemy Wins Food Safety Innovation Award from International Association for Food Protection

Austin, TX – July 22, 2015 – Alchemy Systems, the global leader in food and workplace safety has won the Food Safety Innovation Award from the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The prestigious award is for Alchemy Coach, an innovative tool for observing and validating safety practices of frontline workers on the plant floor. More than 2 million frontline workers at 15,000 locations around the world use Alchemy solutions to drive improvements in food safety, workplace safety and operations.Alchemy CTO Archie Barrett will accept the award at the IAFP conference on July 28th in Portland, Oregon where the association will recognize industry leaders for their contributions to food safety. “Alchemy is honored to be recognized by the IAFP for our efforts in helping food companies improve their frontline worker training and behavior,” said Barrett.The majority of food safety issues occur when workers fail to adhere to standard operating procedures. Alchemy Coach is a tablet-based application that enables supervisors to easily observe and record frontline employee safety and operational practices on the plant floor. If an employee isn’t following the company’s standards, the supervisor can provide on-the-spot corrective action so the behavior does not impact safety or compliance. The application works on Microsoft Windows and Apple iOS tablets.Since its introduction in 2014, Alchemy Coach has been adopted by leading food companies including Rudolph Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.  Here’s what they are saying:“Alchemy Coach gave us the opportunity to take task observations out on the floor. Our supervisors can’t be doing their job properly if they’re not out on the floor. With Alchemy Coach, we now have the ability to not only correct employee behavior, but also allow frontline workers to offer insight into how the program can be better.”- Jennifer Malcolmson, HR Manager at Maple Leaf Foods“Alchemy Coach is helping us observe and verify employee behavior and provide instant retraining or remediation. We’ve seen so many positive benefits using Coach.”- Michele Gardner, Director of HR and Safety at Rudolph FoodsAbout AlchemyAlchemy Systems is the global leader in innovative solutions that help food companies engage with their workforces to drive safety and productivity. Over two million food workers at 15,000 locations use Alchemy’s tailored training, coaching, and communications programs to reduce workplace injuries, safeguard food, and increase yield. From farm to fork, Alchemy works with food growers, manufacturers, processors, packagers, distributors and retailers of all sizes to build a culture of operational excellence.

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro Talks With Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard on Newest Edition of ‘No Boundaries’ on County Cable Montgomery

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 23, 2015—Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard talked about the unforeseen incidents that turned their lives toward education and public service—and also about aspects of their lives that the public would not normally see—in the newest edition of County Cable Montgomery’s television show, “No Boundaries.” The show, which began running on the cable channel this week, will be viewable on demand and can now be seen on YouTube.Councilmember Navarro and College President Pollard met at the Ruan Thai restaurant in Wheaton.Councilmember Navarro chairs the Montgomery Council’s Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee. Dr. Pollard has been president of the County’s community college since 2010. She is the ninth chief executive officer in the college’s 69-year history.They talked about similarities that have shaped their lives—including that their early lives hardly set them on the paths they follow today. Councilmember Navarro talked about how she was the only Latina student in her elementary school in Missouri after her family moved there from Venezuela and the school system did not know how to assign someone with her background to classes. Dr. Pollard, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, discussed her early struggles and frustration in college and how she was ready to quit—until a counselor confronted her and challenged her to work harder and reach her potential. That conversation inspired her to become an outstanding student—and an educational leader who cares about the individual situations of students.The half-hour show can be viewed starting Sunday at numerous times on CCM (Montgomery Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) in July and August. Upcoming viewing times include Sundays at 4:30 p.m.; Mondays at 6 p.m.; Wednesdays at 10 p.m.; Fridays at 11:30 a.m.; and Saturdays at 6 p.m.The show also will be available for viewing on demand from the Montgomery County web site at: http://cmsinternet.mcgov.org/CCM/noboundaries.html .It also available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdmL9SH6xjM .Striving to go beyond the way residents normally hear views of local leaders, “No Boundaries” aims to show not only the views of local leaders on certain issues, but also what has led them to take these positions. Future shows will feature discussions between Montgomery Councilmembers and decision makers from other jurisdictions in the Washington region and from major businesses located in the region.Previous episodes of “No Boundaries” featured conversations between Montgomery Councilmembers and guests including Congresswoman Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen; Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker; Howard County Executive Ken Ulman; Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner; Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova; Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony Brown; Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz; former Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio; D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson; D.C. Councilmembers Muriel Bowser and Mary Cheh; Prince George’s Council Chair Mel Franklin and Councilmember Andrea Harrison; and judges Karla Smith and Joseph Quirk.County Cable Montgomery created the show to allow local leaders to express their views in an informal atmosphere.  New episodes will bring together leaders from around the area as they look for common ground on current and long-term issues that will have impact beyond the geographic boundaries of Montgomery County.“No Boundaries” producer Barbara Grunbaum said the series strives to offer viewers much more than most discussion shows. It is unique among programs offered on local government cable channels in the Washington region.“We created ‘No Boundaries’ to be a format where these leaders would not only talk about the issues, but also their personal experiences that have driven them to take positions,” she said. “This is an unscripted show and neither of the participants know where the conversation may go. The viewers have been able to learn things about our guests that they likely could not learn elsewhere—and that is what makes each episode so different from other public cable shows.”Ms. Grunbaum was the main editor of the show and had assistance from Loren Olson. Mike Springirth was the chief videographer, with assistance from Jorge Nunez. Terry Weisz was the program announcer.# # # #

ENVIVIO MULTI-SCREEN VIDEO TECHNOLOGY NAMED FINALIST FOR CSI BEST OF TECHNOLOGY AWARDS

SAN FRANCISCO,  July 23, 2015 – Envivio (http://www.envivio.com/) (NASDAQ: ENVI), a leading provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, is pleased to announce that the Envivio Muse™ Live 4.0 video processing software solution has been selected as a finalist in the best digital video processing technology category for the 2015 Cable & Satellite International (CSI) Awards. Envivio Muse Live is a high-quality, any-screen software solution for live video processing, encoding/transcoding and delivery to any device. With its new ‘Up!’ compression mode, Envivio Muse Live improves video quality, saves bandwidth and future-proofs operations. “Our solution has already proven itself: in customer trials the new Muse Live 4.0  version has delivered outstanding quality H.264 video using less bandwidth, when compared to other solutions,” said Julien Signes, CEO, Envivio. “Our customers can experience up to a 25% bandwidth reduction with our latest video technologies, which brings a tremendous cost reduction opportunity of the network infrastructure that can be used to deliver other valuable services.” Envivio Muse 4.0 includes new features designed to dramatically improve reliability and workflow: · o   Seamless video switching between sources at a scheduled time · o   Distributors can now streamline their ad replacement or content black-out workflows · o   Redundancy times between failures have been drastically reduced for the most critical applications More than 300 content and service providers around the globe have selected Envivio solutions to power millions of video files monthly to millions of viewers. The CSI Awards, which are celebrating their 13th year, have experienced the highest number of entries on record, making it an even greater achievement to be shortlisted this year. The winners will be determined by an independent judging panel and will be announced on Friday September 11, 2015 at IBC in Amsterdam. The full list of finalists and further details about attending the awards ceremony are available at http://www.csimagazine.com/awards About the CSI Awards Established in 2003 the CSI Awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognize and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors. About Envivio Envivio (NASDAQ: ENVI (http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/Envivio+Highlights+Industry-Leading+Video+Processing+Software+at+BroadcastAsia+2015/stock_lookup.php?q=ENVI)) is a global market leader and innovator of video software solutions that are trusted by video service providers and content companies worldwide to power stunning video quality and captivating, personalized experiences to their millions of viewers on their main screen as well as any device, over any network. Leveraging its pioneering and technically superior virtualized video delivery solutions, Envivio enables video operators of any size to increase revenues and reduce costs while uniquely providing the best-in-class quality, reliability, efficiency, and scalability to support the new age of video anywhere. Envivio is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices worldwide in France, China and Singapore. Visit www.envivio.com for more information, or connect with us on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/envivio). Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the features and benefits of Envivio’s products. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, the risk that, Envivio’s products do not perform as anticipated, the loss of significant customers, changes in capital spending in the markets Envivio serves, failure to develop new and enhanced products in a timely manner, the loss of a key customer, the loss of Envivio’s sole source manufacturer, the loss of a key supplier, general economic conditions and other risks detailed from time to time in Envivio's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three-month period ended April 30, 2015 and other SEC reports, which can be found at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Envivio undertakes no obligation to publicly release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Product information is intended to outline our general product direction, is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for our products, remains at our sole discretion. Envivio reserves the right to modify future product plans at any time. These new software options may be purchased separately when and if available. ###  CONTACT:  Linda Haugsted  Bob Gold & Associates +1 310 320-2010 envi@bobgoldpr.com

Wildfire in Glacier National Park Causes Evacuations, Insurers Offers Advice to Residents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The fast moving wildfire within Glacier National Park has resulted in evacuations inside the park and adjacent areas to help ensure safety. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) urges campers and residents to listen to the warnings of local and state officials and seek safety if asked to evacuate. Once evacuated to a safe location, residents should save receipts for expenses and contact their insurance companies through their toll free claims telephone numbers as soon as possible to begin receiving assistance if their home is damaged.“With the National Weather Service issuing a Red Flag warning for today in Glacier National Park, conditions may be ripe the fire to grow and in emergency situations such as this, insurers seek to make contact with policyholders as easy as possible and are committed to getting the claims and recovery process started so life can return to normal as soon as possible,” said Nicole Marht-Ganley, senior director of public affairs for PCI.PCI encourages residents in Montana not directly impacted by the current fires to use these events as a wake-up call and remember to take some simple steps to financially prepare themselves for natural disasters.“It’s time for homeowners and renters to make financial and physical preparedness for wildfires a priority,” said Marht-Ganley. “Don’t wait until it’s too late when the knock on your door comes and you are asked to leave your home in ten minutes. Start preparing physically and financially now. Homeowners and renters need to look at their coverage. Homeowners should update their policy to reflect any remodeling or upgrades and review your policy with your agent or company. Everyone should compile a home inventory detailing personal possessions, make a family evacuation plan and mitigate property to reduce fire risk.”Wildfire Reality Check PreparednessPCI is urging residents across Montana to take a wildfire reality check and make sure their homes and finances are prepared for wildfire threats in 2015. “Mother Nature is unpredictable, but we can prepare ahead of time for what she may cause,” said Christopher Hackett, PCI director of personal lines policy.“Through the Wildfire Reality Check we want to move homeowners and renters from focusing solely on the need to prepare their property for wildfires, to also thinking about the financial implications. The Wildfire Reality Check asks if you have taken the time to financially prepare for wildfires and provides tips and resources to help you get ready.”PCI encourages everyone to take the Wildfire Reality Check Quiz and test their level of preparedness. The PCI Wildfire Headquarters has many resources and tips including the Wildfire Reality Check Infographic.  Wildfire Reality Check – Are You Prepared Financially?For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Financial_PreparednessDo an annual insurance check up with your agent or insurerUnderstand your policy – do you have a replacement cost policy up to limits or actual cash valueUpdate your policy after any home improvementsIf your home is paid off, be sure to maintain coverageMake sure your policy reflects your home’s correct square footageWildfire Reality Check – Is Your Property Prepared?For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Create Defensive Space – Clear 30 to 100 feet from home in all directionsRemove dead leaves and debris from roof & rain guttersRemove wood piles or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windowsTrim trees branches a minimum of 10 feet from other threes. Embers are a major cause of spreading firesRemove vegetation and items that can catch fire under decks. ###

As Wragg Fire Expands, Insurers Offers Advice to Residents

El Niño won’t end drought; but Wildfire Reality Check can keep you preparedSACRAMENTO, Calif. – With the Wragg Fire growing to more than 6,000 acres and impacting Napa and Solano counties, residents should listen to the warnings of local and state officials and seek safety if asked to evacuate. Once evacuated to a safe location, residents should save receipts for expenses and contact their insurance companies through their toll free claims telephone numbers as soon as possible to begin receiving assistance if their home is damaged, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). “In emergency situations such as this, insurers seek to make contact with policyholders as easy as possible and are committed to getting the claims and recovery process started so life can return to normal as soon as possible,” said Nicole Marht-Ganley, senior director of public affairs for PCI. PCI encourages residents not directly impacted by the current fires should use these events as a wake-up call and remember to take some simple steps to financially prepare themselves for natural disasters. “It’s time for homeowners and renters to make financial and physical preparedness for wildfires a priority,” said Marht-Ganley. “Don’t wait until it’s too late when the knock on your door comes and you are asked to leave your home in ten minutes. Start preparing physically and financially now. Homeowners and renters need to look at their coverage. Homeowners should update their policy to reflect any remodeling or upgrades and review your policy with your agent or company. Everyone should compile a home inventory detailing personal possessions, make a family evacuation plan and mitigate property to reduce fire risk.” Wildfire Reality Check Preparedness Meteorologists are warning that the predicted El Niño will NOT solve California’s ongoing drought. Consequently, PCI is urging residents across California to take a wildfire reality check and make sure their homes and finances are prepared for wildfire threats in 2015. “Mother Nature is unpredictable, but we can prepare ahead of time for what she may cause,” said Christopher Hackett, PCI director of personal lines policy.“Through the Wildfire Reality Check we want to move homeowners and renters from focusing solely on the need to prepare their property for wildfires, to also thinking about the financial implications. The Wildfire Reality Check asks if you have taken the time to financially prepare for wildfires and provides tips and resources to help you get ready.” PCI encourages everyone to take the Wildfire Reality Check Quiz and test their level of preparedness. The PCI Wildfire Headquarters has many resources and tips including the Wildfire Reality Check Infographic.   Wildfire Reality Check – Are You Prepared Financially? For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/Financial_Preparedness Do an annual insurance check up with your agent or insurerUnderstand your policy – do you have a replacement cost policy up to limits or actual cash valueUpdate your policy after any home improvementsIf your home is paid off, be sure to maintain coverage Make sure your policy reflects your home’s correct square footage Wildfire Reality Check – Is Your Property Prepared? For more tips check out: http://www.readyforwildfire.org/ Create Defensive Space – Clear 30 to 100 feet from home in all directions Remove dead leaves and debris from roof & rain gutters Remove wood piles or prune flammable plants and shrubs near windows Trim trees branches a minimum of 10 feet from other threes. Embers are a major cause of spreading fires Remove vegetation and items that can catch fire under decks.

Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Reauthorize JJDPA will Prevent Juvenile Offenders from Becoming Adult Criminals

(Washington, D.C.) – With a strong showing of bipartisan leadership, the Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), strengthening the existing law to reflect new research and fund programs that will prevent juvenile offenders from becoming adult criminals. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) (http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/grassley-statement-executive-business-meeting-juvenile-justice-and-delinquency) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are the lead sponsors on the bill. The bill passed by the Committee encourages use of interventions with a proven impact on reducing recidivism, as an alternative to detention, based on research that shows placing low-to-moderate offenders in custody may be counterproductive for the youth and detrimental to public safety. One landmark study found that for all but 9 percent of juveniles facing custody—the very high-risk group—diversion to local, effective youth programs reduced the rate of re-offending more than placement in juvenile facilities. “We are very pleased that the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed an updated bill to ensure that juvenile offenders are held accountable for their actions while being offered the tools to become more productive members of society,” said John C. Werden, Carroll County (IA) Attorney and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids (http://www.fightcrime.org/) member. “Putting youth who have committed minor offenses among serious offenders in custody paves the way to a training ground for more delinquent behavior and greatly increases the likelihood that they get into more serious trouble later. This new law will help ensure I don’t see the offenders I meet as juveniles again as adults.” Because they reduce recidivism rates, effective community-based interventions funded by the updated law will save taxpayer dollars as well. Since these programs are now only available to a limited extent, prosecutors and judges are often left with only two choices for juvenile offenders: probation, which may be too lenient, or custody, which may not be the most effective approach for that youth. “Under the current law, I cannot argue before a judge for evidence-based interventions that are not available in my county, even though they may clearly be the most appropriate approach,” said County Attorney Werden. “But this new bill incentivizes the use of alternative interventions that have had a proven impact for reducing recidivism, protecting public safety and saving taxpayer dollars.” The bill will now move to the full Senate for consideration. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids urges all members of Congress to support this important legislation, and move it forward to enactment.   # # #

Interim report January-June 2015

April -June 2015 · Consolidated revenue for the period was 89,465 (58,021) kSEK, an increase of 54 per cent compared to 2014. · EBIT for the period was 2,155 (2,352) kSEK. · Net result for the period was 461 (1,739) kSEK. · Earnings per share for the period before and after dilution was SEK 0.05 (0.20). · Cash flow before financing activities during the period was -7,051 (-9,365) kSEK. January -June 2015 · Consolidated revenue for the period was 187,017 (113,894) kSEK, an increase of 64 per cent compared to 2014. · EBIT for the period was 6,682 (7,509) kSEK. · Net result for the period was 2,604 (5,768) kSEK. · Earnings per share for the period before and after dilution was 0.30 (0.66) SEK. · Cash flow before financing activities during the period was -2,101 (-2,178) kSEK. Important events during the second quarter · Revenue from free-to-play games grew 87 per cent compared to the second quarter 2014 and accounted for 87 per cent (72) of total revenue in the quarter. · The accumulated number of downloads of the group’s games (not counting updates) surpassed 220 million. · After the Annual General Meeting on May 22, 2015, the Board of G5 decided to offer a total of 145,000 warrants to existing employees. · G5 Entertainment signed an agreement with the developer of the game Brave Tribe to acquire all interest, intellectual property, and assets in the game. G5 Entertainment originally published the game as a 3rd party game, and brought the game to iOS, Android, and Amazon application stores. The purchase price will be funded from the company’s cash flow. · Stefan Wikstrand has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and deputy CEO. Stefan started his position on the 1st of June 2015. Stefan is 34 years old and previously worked at Tradedoubler AB (publ). Important events after the end of the period · The management has reduced user acquisition (UA) spending in the third quarter to demonstrate the assump-tion that the revenue will remain stable and the growth will continue with even lower level of UA spending. While it is the plan for the quarter to work with lower UA budget, the management reserves the option to increase the new lower level of UA spending in case of new game releases that require justified initial marketing spend.

New tourism attaché at the Israel Government Tourist Office - Nordics

On 30th of July, 2015 Uri Taub will hand over the position of tourism attaché to Nira Fisher. Uri will be moving back to Jerusalem and continue working for the Ministry of Tourism in Israel. “It has been an amazing time, with many challenges throughout these 4 years. I have made many friends, and was delighted to see the positive attitude towards developing and promoting to Israel, which is an amazing country. Thank you for your support, and see you in Jerusalem on your next visit.” Nira will now continue to develop incoming tourism from the Nordic countries to Israel. Nira has a Master degree in Tourism & Hotel Management from the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva. She began her career in the hotel industry where she worked for 12 years in the main hotel chains in Israel, on different positions including reception, reservation, sales and room division management. Nira joined the Israel Ministry of Tourism in Jerusalem in 2011. Since then she has been part of the marketing department at the Ministry of Tourism in Israel where she mainly dealt with the Asian market, UK, Italy and Germany. She is also regarded as an expert in bird watching and biking tourism in Israel. “I see our office as a team that will work together to give service to the local tourism industry that is looking for new attractive and interesting destinations for their clients.”, says Nira. “I hope to introduce the different sides Israel has and to attract more players to the Israeli tourism scene. I am hoping that my knowledge and experience in the different aspects of tourism in Israel will add a new and fresh approach of how to experience our amazing country”. For Denmark: Statistics of tourist arrivals to Israel show a positive trend in recent years. Last year the number of tourists from Denmark increased significantly, by 17,8%, from 19.190 in 2013 to 22.602 tourists in 2014.  For Sweden: Statistics of tourist arrivals to Israel show a positive trend in recent years. Last year the number of tourists from Sweden increased by 2,3%, from 24.495 in 2013 to 25.066 tourists in 2014.  

CONCENTRIC INTERIM REPORTJANUARY – JUNE 2015

First six months of 2015: Solid results strengthened by currency gains · Net sales for the first six months, excluding Alfdex: MSEK 1,243 (1,023) – down 2% year-on-year, after adjusting for currency (+19%) and acquisition of GKN Pumps (+4%) · Operating income for first six months: MSEK 205 (161), including income of MSEK 15 (nil) arising from negative goodwill and one-off expenses [1] of MSEK 14, both associated with the acquisition of GKN Pumps – underlying operating margin of 16.4% (15.8) · Earnings after tax for first six months: MSEK 151 (113) – basic EPS of SEK 3.55 (2.59) · Group’s net debt at end of Q2: MSEK 455 (440) – gearing ratio of 49% (56), following dividend payout of MSEK 127 (121) and own share buy-backs of MSEK 42 (50) in Q2 Second quarter of 2015: Strong margin despite weakened market demand · Net sales for Q2, excluding Alfdex: MSEK 620 (527) – down 5% year-on-year, after adjusting for currency (+18%) and acquisition of GKN Pumps (+5%) · Operating income for Q2: MSEK 88 (84), including one-off expenses [1] of MSEK 14 associated with the acquisition of GKN Pumps – underlying operating margin of 16.5% (16.0) · Earnings after tax for Q2: MSEK 62 (60) – basic EPS of SEK 1.45 (1.39) · Strong cash flow from operating activities for Q2: MSEK 114 (94) [1] One-off expenses associated with the acquisition of GKN Pumps comprised legal and advisory deal costs of MSEK 2, the Chivilcoy redundancy programme totalling MSEK 11 and other integration costs of MSEK 1.  President and CEO, David Woolley, comments on interim report for Q2 2015: “The group’s performance in the first six months of 2015 was strengthened by significant translational currency gains derived from the relative weakness of the Swedish Krona. Underlying sales for the second quarter of 2015, excluding the impact of currency and the GKN Pumps acquisition, were down 5% year-on-year as a result of softening demand for agricultural machinery, construction equipment and light trucks in North America. This has particularly affected our hydraulic product range but, similar to previous downturns, the group’s flexibility has ensured that the underlying EBIT margin actually improved to 16.5% for the second quarter. In the first quarter, the group recognised MSEK 15 of income arising from negative goodwill as the fair value of net assets acquired with GKN Pumps exceeded the purchase price. We recently announced restructuring plans for our Chivilcoy facility and, as expected, we recognised MSEK 14 of one-off expenses in the second quarter. Looking forward, the orders received, and expected to be fulfilled during the third quarter of 2015, were below the sales levels of the second quarter of 2015. Taking into account the fewer working days, we estimate that third quarter sales will be lower on a sequential quarterly basis, assuming constant currency. Despite these additional market headwinds in North America, Concentric remains well positioned, both financially and operationally, to fully leverage our market opportunities.”   For further information, please contact:David Woolley (President and CEO) or David Bessant (CFO) at Tel: +44 121 445 6545 or E-mail: info@concentricab.com  Concentric AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Mid Cap. The information in this report is of the type that Concentric is required to disclose under the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8.00am on 24 July, 2015. This report contains forward-looking information in the form of statements concerning the outlook for Concentric’s operations. This information is based on the current expectations of Concentric’s management, as well as estimates and forecasts. The actual future outcome could vary significantly compared with the information provided in this report, which is forward-looking, due to such considerations as changed conditions concerning the economy, market and competition.

Interim Report Rejlers AB January – June 2015

Second quarter» Revenue increased by 3 per cent to SEK 456.5 million (442.0)» Operating profit was SEK 20.1 million (0.2)» The operating margin amounted to 4.4 (0.0) per cent» Profit after tax was SEK 14.9 million (0.7)» Earnings per share before dilution were SEK 1.21 (SEK 0.04)» Diluted earnings per share were SEK 1.21 (SEK 0.04)First half-year» Revenue increased by 3 per cent to SEK 908.7 million (880.9)» Operating profit was SEK 43.0 million (13.6)» The operating margin amounted to 4.7 (1.5) per cent» Profit after tax was SEK 32.1 million (9.0)» Earnings per share before dilution were SEK 2.61 (0.74)» Diluted earnings per share were SEK 2.61 (0.73)Statement from President and CEO Peter RejlerDuring the quarter, we won a breakthrough order in the Norwegian market worth several hundred million NOK. We signed this significant agreement with Norkring AS, which is Norway's largest provider of terrestrial radio broadcasting services and digital television services. The agreement is for a period of five years and covers operation and maintenance of Norkring's nationwide terrestrial network.The second quarter shows an improved operating profit compared with the same period in the previous year and is on a par with the results for the first quarter of the year. The improvement in profit is due partly to an increased volume of orders and partly to the Norwegian operations having been adversely affected by project losses of SEK 7 million in the second quarter of the previous year.Revenue increased by 3 per cent in the second quarter compared with the corresponding period in the previous year. The aim is to successively improve profitability while continuing to achieve strategic growth. Cash flow from operating activities remained strong at SEK 33.8 million and we have a stable, low level of net debt that facilitates continued investments.We carry out two acquisitions in line with our ambition to expand in the energy sector. We acquire Caruna's project management operations, which strengthen our position as the marketleading technical consultancy in electricity distribution in Finland, and we also acquire an automation services business in Sweden. The acquisitions have boosted our organisation by 33 engineers.In Sweden, we are seeing increased order intake in the building and property sector, but a lower level of orders in the mechanical engineering and processing industries. While the demand for our energy efficiency services increases. We have concluded several large railway agreements with the Swedish Transport Administration this quarter.In Finland, we are seeing a degree of recovery compared with the previous year, particularly in the telecommunications and energy sectors. The economic conditions remain unfavourable, but we have improved our order volumes nonetheless.In Norway, we have continued to focus on improving our profitability and boosting order intake. At the same time, we need to keep on recruiting additional skills in order to meet customer demand.Thanks to its 1,800 specialist engineers, Rejlers is now able to provide more turnkey solutions and assume increased project responsibility. I am convinced that, by delivering high-quality projects and by being an attractive place to work and the most healthy company in our sector in the Nordic region, we will achieve our growth target of 2020-3030-4040.For further information:Peter Rejler; President and CEO, +46 70 602 34 24, e-mail: peter.rejler@rejlers.seMats Åström; CFO, +46 73 412 66 75, e-mail: mats.astrom@rejlers.seRejlers is one of the largest engineering consultancy firms in the Nordic region. Our 1,800 experts work with projects within the areas of Building and property, Energy, Industry and Infrastructure. With us, you will meet specialist engineers with the breadth, cutting edge expertise and not least energy to create the results you want. We are continuing to grow rapidly and our activities are spread across 80 locations in Sweden, Finland and Norway. In 2014, Rejlers had revenue of SEK 1.7 billion and its Class B share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

Interim Report, April - June 2015

Extract of CEO Zoran Covic’s commentary to the interim report. Second quarter 2015 compared to 2014 •   Net sales increased by 34 percent to SEK 1,575 million (1,179). •   Operating profit rose by 72 percent to SEK 21.7 million (12.6). •   Order intake was SEK 2,019 million (1,592), up 27 percent. •   Profit after tax per share was SEK 0.98 (0.57), before and after dilution. •   The period was the first time eWork had over 5,000 consultants on assignment simultaneously. First half-year 2015 compared to 2014 •   Net sales increased by 33 percent to SEK 3,032 million (2,283). •   Operating profit rose by 50 percent to SEK 38.9 million (26.0). •   Operating margin expanded progressively, explained by growth in the number ofconsultants on new assignments. •   eWork judges that it outgrew the market, and thus won market share. The full interim report is available via link below and on www.ework.se Contacts for more information Zoran Covic, President and CEO, +46 8 50 60 55 00, +46 706 65 65 17Magnus Eriksson, CFO, +46 8 50 60 55 00, +46 733 82 84 80 eWork Scandinavia AB is a complete consultant provider with over 5,000 consultants on assignment within the fields of IT, telecom, technology, and business development. eWork offers an objective selection of specialists from the largest consultant network on the market with over 65,000 consultants, offering clients better pricing, quality and time efficiency. eWork has framework agreements with more than 140 clients among the Nordic region’s leading companies active in most sectors. The Company’s share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. The information hereby disclosed is mandatory for eWork Scandinavia AB (publ) to publish pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act.

Members of group management and board of directors acquire shares in Capio from the main shareholder

Certain members of Capio AB (publ)’s (”Capio”) group management, including its President and CEO, Thomas Berglund, and board of directors have acquired a total of 1,197,176 shares in Capio from its main shareholder, Ygeia Equity AB[1] (“Ygeia”) (the “Transaction”). The shares were acquired at the prevailing market price. Following the Transaction and assuming that the over-allotment option granted to J.P. Morgan and SEB in the initial public offering and listing of Capio (the “IPO”) is fully exercised, Ygeia holds 84,608,473 shares, corresponding to 59.9% of the total number of shares in Capio. J.P. Morgan and SEB have, in their capacity as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in the IPO agreed to a waiver of the lock-up undertaking entered into by Ygeia in connection with the IPO, for the purposes of the Transaction. Ygeia will continue to be bound by the lock-up undertaking with respect to its remaining shareholding in Capio. The board of Directors of Capio AB (publ). For information, please contact:Henrik Brehmer, SVP Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Capio ABTelephone: +46 761 11 3414 [1] Ygeia Equity AB is owned by Nordic Capital Fund VI (“Nordic Capital”), the Apax Europe VI fund (advised by Apax Partners LLP) (“Apax Partners”) and the Apax France VII fund (managed by Apax Partners S.A, “Apax France”).

Medivir announces that Janssen submitted supplemental New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for OLYSIO® (simeprevir) in combination with sofosbuvir

Stockholm, Sweden — Medivir AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: MVIR) today announces that Janssen Products, LP (Janssen ), has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to update the label for once-daily, all-oral OLYSIO® (simeprevir). OLYSIO® is a hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease inhibitor, currently approved in the U.S. for use with sofosbuvir for adults with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection as a 12-week treatment for patients without cirrhosis or a 24-week treatment regimen for patients with cirrhosis. Sofosbuvir is a nucleotide analogue NS5B polymerase inhibitor marketed by Gilead Sciences, Inc. OLYSIO® was approved in November 2014 in combination with sofosbuvir based on the phase II COSMOS clinical trial. This sNDA is based on results from the phase III OPTIMIST-1 and OPTIMIST-2 trials, which evaluated 12 and eight weeks of therapy for genotype 1 CHC adult patients without cirrhosis, and 12 weeks of therapy for genotype 1 CHC adult patients with cirrhosis. Results from the OPTIMIST trials were presented in April 2015 at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) in Vienna. Please visit www.jnj.com/releases for more information. For further information, please contact:Ola Burmark, CFO Medivir AB, mobile: +46 (0)725-480 580. Medivir is required under the Securities Markets Act to make the information in this press release public. The information was submitted for publication at 8.30 CET on 24 July 2015. About Simeprevir (OLYSIO®)Simeprevir is an NS3/4A protease inhibitor jointly developed by Janssen Sciences Ireland UC and Medivir AB and indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection as a component of a combination antiviral treatment regimen. Simeprevir efficacy has been established in HCV genotype 1 and HCV genotype 4 infected patients with compensated liver disease, including cirrhosis. Janssen is responsible for the global clinical development of simeprevir and has exclusive, worldwide marketing rights, except in the Nordic countries. Medivir AB retains marketing rights for simeprevir in these countries under the marketing authorization held by Janssen-Cilag International NV. In November 2013, simeprevir was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and, in May 2014, it was granted marketing authorisation by the European Commission. Subsequent marketing authorisations have followed in several other countries around the world. Indications vary by market. About MedivirMedivir is a research based pharmaceutical company with a research focus on infectious diseases and oncology. We have a leading competence within protease inhibitor design and nucleotide/nucleoside science and we are dedicated to develop innovative pharmaceuticals that meet great unmet medical need. Our commercial organization provides a growing portfolio of specialty care pharmaceuticals on the Nordic market. Medivir is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap List.

Brain structure reveals ability to regulate emotions

We all vary in how often we become happy, sad or angry, and also in how strongly these emotions are expressed. This variability is a part of our personality and can be seen as a a positive aspect that increases diversity in society. However, there are people that find it so difficult to regulate their emotions that it has a serious impact on their work, family and social life. These individuals may be given an emotional instability diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder.Previous studies have shown that people diagnosed with emotional instability disorders exhibit a decrease in the volume of certain brain areas. The scientists wanted to know if these areas are also associated with the variability in the ability to regulate emotions that can be seen in healthy individuals. In the current study, 87 healthy subjects were given a clinical questionnaire and asked to rate to what degree they have problems with regulating emotions in their everyday lives. The brains of the subjects were then scanned with MRI. The scientists found that an area in the lower frontal lobe, the so-called orbitofrontal cortex, exhibited smaller volumes in the healthy individuals that reported that they have problems with regulating emotions. The greater the problems, the smaller the volume detected. The same area is known to have a decreased volume in patients with borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. Similar findings were also seen in other areas of the brain that are known for being important in the regulation of emotions.“The results support the idea that there is a continuum in our ability to regulate emotions, and if you are at the extreme end of the spectrum, you are likely to have problems with functioning in society and this leads to a psychiatric diagnosis”, says Associate Professor Predrag Petrovic, first author of the study and researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. "According to this idea, such disorders should not be seen as categorical, that you either have the condition or not. It should rather be seen as an extreme variant in the normal variability of the population”.Publication: ”Significant grey matter changes in a region of the orbitofrontal cortex in healthy participants predicts emotional dysregulation” (http://scan.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/07/08/scan.nsv072.abstract), Predrag Petrovic, Carl Johan Ekman, Johanna Klahr, Lars Tigerström, Göran Rydén, Anette G. M. Johansson, Carl Sellgren, Armita Golkar, Andreas Olsson, Arne Öhman, Martin Ingvar and Mikael Landén, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, online 15 June 2015, doi: 10.1093/scan/nsv072.For more information, please contact:Predrag Petrovic, Associate Professor Department of Clinical NeurosciencePhone: +46 8 52483261Mobile: +46 73 5101211E-mail: predrag.petrovic@ki.se

Opcon: Communique from Extra Shareholder’s Meeting

The Extra Shareholder’s Meeting in Opcon AB was held on July 24, 2015 at the offices of the Advokatfirman Vinge, Stockholm.The Extra Shareholder’s Meeting approved of the sale of the Group’s business in compressor technology and Waste Heat Recovery for 400 MSEK. The decision was taken unanimously. All in accordance with the share purchase agreement that has been signed with the Chinese fund Shanghai XingXueKang Investment Partnership which is controlled by the Chinese investment company Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd.This investment company was set up by Fujian Snowman Co. Ltd., which has a 29% stake, and other Chinese investors. Snowman is Opcon’s largest recurring customer and Opcon’s second largest owner controlling 17 % of the capital and votes.The deal includes the newly formed holding company, Opcon Compressor Technology AB, and the subsidiaries Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB, Opcon Energy System AB as well as 48.9796% of the shares in the joint venture in China, Fujian Opcon Energy Technology Co. Ltd. The acquisition also includes all the intellectual property rights relating to compressor technology and Opcon Powerbox as well as the Opcon trademark.With the approval by the Extra Shareholder’s Meeting and the earlier approval by the investment committee of Fujian XingXueXuanYuan Capital Management Co., Ltd. the share purchase agreement has now been approved and becomes effective.The Purchase Price amounts to 400 MSEK in cash, of which 15% should be paid within 20 working days. The remaining 85% should be paid in cash at closing which is expected on September 30, 2015. Book profit is expected to be around 200 MSEK.Svenska Rotor Maskiner AB (SRM) was founded in 1908 as AB Ljungströms Ångturbin and is the inventor of the screw compressor, among other achievements. SRM is Opcon’s center-of-excellence for compressor technology and holds all intellectual property related to the compressor technology that has been developed by it since the 1930s. Opcon Energy Systems AB is the operating company in the compressor and waste heat recovery part of Opcon’s business and the owner of the Opcon Powerbox technology for generating electricity from low-temperature waste heat. The companies have around 45 employees and had a joint sales turnover of around SEK 71 million in 2014 with an operating profit EBITDA of around SEK 9 million.At the Extra Shareholder’s Meeting the future strategy of the remaining business with its strong focus in Bioenergy was also discussed. The management also declared that they have initiated a strategic and organizational overview of the remaining business which is expected to be finished in autumn.The Board also communicated its intentions to call for another Extra Shareholder’s Meeting after closing of the deal in order to discuss issues like a new name for the company, future strategy and the Company’s future financial strategy.Doing a de-consolidation of the businesses being sold, the balance sheet of the remaining business in the Group, as per Q1, 2015-03-31 would look as follows in comparison with the entire Group. +-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|OPCON GROUP | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|2015-03-31 | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|MSEK |As shown|"De-consolidated" Q1, excl units for sale|| | in Q1 | || |-report | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Fixed assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Tangible fixed assets | 14| 7|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Goodwill | 146| 115|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Other intangible fixed | 156| 48||assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Participations in | 23| 0||associated companies | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Other financial fixed | 41| 41||assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Deferred tax receivable| 39| 39|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total fixed assets | 420| 250|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Current assets | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Stock | 71| 28|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Securities holding | 1| 1|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Current receivables | 99| 62|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Work in progress, un | 33| 16||-invoiced income, | | ||contracted | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Liqiuid funds | 27| 27|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Assets for sale | 0| 268|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total current assets | 231| 401|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total assets | 651| 651|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Shareholders' equity | 468| 468|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Long-term liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Interest-bearing | 0| 0||provisions and | | ||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Non-interest-bearing | 11| 11||provisions and | | ||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total long-term | 11| 11||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Current liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Interest-bearing | 31| 29||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Non-interest-bearing | 105| 79||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Work in progress, pre | 35| 23||-invoiced income, | | ||contracted | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Liabilities for sale | 0| 41|+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total current | 171| 172||liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+| | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+|Total shareholders' | 651| 651||equity and liabilities | | |+-----------------------+--------+-----------------------------------------+ The table is a clean de-consolidation of sold businesses where future elements, like the 400 MSEK Purchase Price or the cost of transaction, has not been taken into account. Neither has the internal profit elimination of 38 MSEK that was a result from the sale of technology to and creation of the Joint Venture in 2014 been reversed. Any taxes, together with other cost for the transaction, are estimated to be below 15 MSEK.- “This deal is good for Opcon and Opcon’s shareholders. Opcon will receive SEK 400 million in cash from the sale, which will strengthen the company’s financial position considerably. The remaining part of the Group will have almost 100 employees in Sweden, Germany and the UK with a strong focus on bioenergy,” says Rolf Hasselström, President and CEO of Opcon.- “SRM is a part of Swedish industrial history. That SRM and Opcon Energy Systems along with our new cutting-edge energy- and environmental technology Opcon Powerbox are now being sold to China is something of a sign of our times. The majority of our sales turnover in these companies already have Chinese final customers, and we see how the Chinese are now investing heavily in industry, renewable energy and increased energy efficiency. We are convinced that this agreement will be positive for the companies and their employees and we feel confident that this will give SRM and Opcon Energy Systems the increased resources and contacts needed in the fast-growing Chinese market in order to develop, grow and to employ even more people also in Sweden” says Rolf Hasselström, President and CEO of Opcon.Advisors to Opcon have been Awapatent AB, Hamilton Advokatbyrå and Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag. Legal advisor for the Buyer has been Advokatfirman Vinge.For further information, please contact:Niklas Johansson, vice president, Investor Relations, tel. 08-466 45 11, 070-592 54 53Opcon AB, Box 15085, 104 65 Stockholm, SwedenTel. 08-466 45 00, fax 08-716 76 61e-mail: info@opcon.sewww.opcon.seThe Opcon GroupOpcon is an energy and environmental technology Group that develops, produces and markets systems and products for eco-friendly, efficient and resource-effective use of energy.Opcon has activities in Sweden, Germany and the UK. There are around 140 employees. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Group comprises one business area:Renewable Energy focuses on the following areas: compressor technology, electricity generation based on waste heat, bioenergy-powered heating and CHP plants, pellets plants, handling systems for biomass, sludge, recycling industry and natural gas, industrial cooling, flue gas condensation, treatment of flue gases and air systems for fuel cells.Opcon AB (publ) is obliged to disclose the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish law governing the securities markets and/or trading in financial instruments.The information was submitted for publication at 11.20 (CET) on Friday July 24 2015.

World RX, Norway rights-free words from PSRX

World RX, Norway rights-free words from PSRX Welcome from Petter Solberg Home. Finally, home. Hello to Norway and my fellow Norwegians. You all know how much I love driving my car and how passionate I am about my home country – so when I get to combine the two, we’re in for a very special weekend. The track here in Hell is a special one, it’s a really natural circuit which challenges the drivers, makes you think and works both the driver and the car very hard. It’s the kind of place I love. And it’s the kind of place where I’m really determined to win. I came close last year – we were just one second behind Reinis Nitiss in the end. Nitiss drove a great race, but in the middle of that race I had to make a decision about the strategy. I was ahead in the championship and didn’t want to risk more points chasing for the win, so I settled for second place in Norway and stayed ahead in the season-long race. For any driver, those kind of situations are difficult, but my time in motorsport has taught me that you have to be sensible and try to take the emotion out of the decision-making process. I can tell you, it is not easy to take the emotion out when you are driving a 600bhp on the loose, surrounded by lots of other cars ready to pounce and pass the moment you make the smallest of mistakes. I guess the story is a little bit the same when we come this year. We’ve had a good start to the year and I am coming home in a strong position in the championship and I have to balance the risk of trying to win the race with the possible points we can take from the weekend. It’s a really tough one, but you know guys, when I come to Hell, I will be pushing like hell! We were second last year, this year it would be fantastic to make it one better. Petter Solberg Q&A Welcome home. Good to be back? Definitely. There really isn’t anywhere like your own home race. OK, Sweden is the home place for the team – PSRX is based just over the border from Norway in Torsby – but I was born in Norway and this is the race I really look forward to every year. What makes it so special? It’s everything. It’s the fact that everything is very familiar; everything from the road signs to what’s being served for breakfast – it all feels completely normal. What will you be having for breakfast? What did James Hunt used to say? Maybe we shouldn’t talk about James Hunt and what he had for breakfast! I will be having the usual, some coffee and some toast. That doesn’t sound very Norwegian… Trust me, the coffee and toast in Norway is better than anywhere else! Take us on a tour of Hell. What’s it like as a track? It’s definitely one of the best on the calendar. It’s a tricky circuit? They are all quite difficult, but yes, this one is quite technical as well as being quick at the same time. Take us on a lap? Of course! Basically, we go down the hill and then we come back up again. The first corner off the line is quite a tight right-hander, so you’re hard on the brakes, but you have to be careful not to snatch a brake here – it’s quite bumpy. You can take the joker lap here. Then we really start going downhill. On and off the dirt, it’s through a left-hander and then a flat-right which takes us into a tighter right. There’s a lot of speed in the car at this section, so slowing it down for a loose-surface corner can be tough. And you have to be clean going into this bend because you really need the speed at the exit, when you start a long climb uphill on the gravel. This is where a good engine with a lot of torque works so well. Then we’re through a quick-left hander and braking hard for the final right before we go back onto the start-finish straight to start another lap. What’s the hardest part about the track? There’s nothing too tricky, not one individual corner. When you are out there on your own, it’s really cool to drive your own lines and really push the car. The trick comes in when you have five other guys dancing around you and trying to take your line, come around the outside or dive up the inside. Suddenly, everything is a little more compromised and you have to be ready for anything! If you had any advice for your fellow Norwegians in Hell, what would it be? Wave that flag! And let’s win this thing together. I am fortunate enough to have a lot of fans around the world and they are all really special to me, but when I see the people with their faces painted in the red, white and blue of Norway, it always gives me an even more special emotion. They are my fuel to make me find some more speed. Media enquiries: Sandra Evans T: +44 (0) 7887 693993 E: Sandra@wordspr.com To access the full library of press releases since 2014, please go to: http://www.wordspr.com/our-work/psrx

The Tunnock’s guide to… Neste Oil Rally Finland

The Tunnock’s guide to… Neste Oil Rally Finland Welcome from Neste Oil Rally Finland organisers:The 2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland was highly praised as the best ever event in Finland by many: competitors, media and spectators included. Everyone wanted it to stay the same for 2015, but obviously that would have been too easy. And maybe a bit dull, too. So we went and changed it a bit. We believe the overall shortening of the rally week with a Tuesday recce start and a more relaxed Thursday with only shakedown and Harju will be much favoured by our competitors. And so will be the really long version of Ouninpohja, the new part of Jukojärvi and highly challenging Myhinpää Power Stage, too. Not only our route has been changed, but also the sideshows have been under scrutiny. This year, we will be celebrating some of the biggest heroes in the history of our sport as many of the Flying Finns will be gathering in Jyväskylä. And, as the night falls, there will be music in the air at the Rally Zone right next to our Paviljonki Service Park. Once again, there will be four days full of rally action in Jyväskylä, not to mention the three nights in between – we wish you welcome to join the fun with us! Dates and data:FIA World Rally Championship round 8/13WRC – WRC2 – WRC3 – Junior WRC – Drive DMACK Fiesta TrophyDate: 30.07.15 – 02.08.15Based: JyväskyläService: Jyväskylä, PaviljonkiStages: 20Competitive distance: 320.00km (198.84 miles)Liaison distance: 940.60km (584.48 miles)Total distance: 1260.60km (783.33 miles)Longest stage: Ouninpohja 34.39km (21.36 miles)Shortest stage: Harju 2.27km (1.41 miles)Currency: EuroTime difference: BST+2/GMT+3/UTC+3Languages: Finnish, SwedishFinland population: 5.4 millionCapital: Helsinki Shakedown: The Ruuhimäki stage is being used with a slight tweak from last year. The stage is 4.62km (2.87 miles) long and is located 34km (21 miles) away from the service park. Shakedown runs on Thursday July 30 from 0800-1300. Itinerary: Thursday July 30 Start Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1842 SS1 Harju 1 2.27km (1.41 miles) 1900 Friday July 31 SS2 Pihlajakoski 1 14.51km (9.01 miles)         0928 SS3 Päijälä 1 23.56km (14.64 miles) 1036 SS4 Ouninpohja 1 34.39km (21.36 miles) 1129 SS5 Himos 1 5.62km (3.49 miles) 1242 Tyre fitting zone, Jamsa 1252 SS6 Pihlajakoski 2 14.51km (9.01 miles)         1428 SS7 Päijälä 2 23.56km (14.64 miles) 1536 SS8 Ouninpohja 2 34.39km (21.36 miles) 1629 SS9 Himos 2 5.62km (3.49 miles) 1742 SS10 Harju 2 2.27km (1.41 miles)        1900 Service Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1920 Saturday August 1 SS11 Mökkiperä 1 13.84km (8.60 miles) 0808 SS12 Jukojärvi 1 21.14km (13.13 miles) 0926 SS13 Surkee 1 14.95km (9.28 miles) 1103 SS14 Horkka 1 15.59km (9.68 miles) 1156 Service Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1301 SS15 Mökkiperä 2 13.84km (8.60 miles) 1437 SS16 Jukojärvi 2 21.14km (13.13 miles) 1555 SS17 Surkee 2 14.95km (9.28 miles) 1732 SS18 Horkka 2 15.59km (9.68 miles) 1825 Service Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1930 Sunday August 2 SS19 Myhinpää 1 14.13km (8.78 miles) 1043 SS20 Myhinpää 2 14.13km (8.78 miles) 1308 Finish Jyväskylä Paviljonki 1600 Changes from last year: Only three stages remain unchanged from last year (Pihlajakoski, Mökkiperä and Surkee). The other seven stages are altered to varying degrees. There are no completely new stages, but Päijälä, Himos, Jukojärvi, Horkka and Myhinpää all have previously unused sections included. Last year: The records show that Jari-Matti Latvala led this event from start to finish last year, but what they don’t speak of is one of the most dramatic battles ever to take place through the Finnish forests. Latvala and co-driver Miikka Anttila were in control of the event until a brake problem on the second run through Jukojärvi. He lost all but 3.4 of his 31.1-second lead and was expected to be passed by Volkswagen team-mate Sebastien Ogier on the final day. Instead, Latvala found another gear and took an emotional win. Citroën’s Kris Meeke took a strong third, having battled with the Polo pair for the first half of the rally before settling for the final step of the podium. Karl Kruuda guided his Ford Fiesta S2000 to a comfortable win in WRC2, while prize drive winner Teemu Suninen surprised everybody on his world championship debut, taking WRC3 in a Citroën DS3 R3. Because Suninen wasn’t registered for Junior WRC, that award went to Martin Koči (Citroën DS3 R3). Result: 1 Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 2h57m32.2s; 2 Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkwagen Polo R WRC) +3.6s; 3 Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (Citroën DS 3 WRC) +50.6s. Winner’s average speed: 122.09kph (75.86mph) Top 10 running order (day one): 1 1 Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 2 9 Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 3 4 Mads Østberg/Jonas Andersson (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 4 2 Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 5 7 Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul (Hyundai i20 WRC) 6 3 Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 7 5 Elfyn Evans/Daniel Barritt (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) 8 20 Hayden Paddon/John Kennard (Hyundai i20 WRC) 9 6 Ott Tanak/Raigo Mölder (Ford Fiesta RS WRC) 10 8 Dani Sordo/Marc Marti (Hyundai i20 WRC) Championship positions… 1 Ogier 161 points; 2 Mikkelsen 83; 3 Østberg 69; 4 Latvala 66; Neuville 58; Meeke 53 Leading WRC2 runners: 33 Stéphane Lefebvre/Stéphane Prevot (Citroën DS 3 RRC) 36 Karl Kruuda/Martin Järveoja (Citroën DS 3 R5) 38 Jarkko Nikara/Kaj Lindstrom (Ford Fiesta R5) 39 Yurii Protasov/Pavlo Cherepin (Ford Fiesta RRC) 40 Potus Tidemand/Emil Axelsson (Škoda Fabia R5) 42 Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm (Škoda Fabia R5) 44 Craig Breen/Scott Martin (Peugeot 208 T16) 45 Eyvind Brynildsen/Anders Fredriksson (Ford Fiesta RRC) 50 Sander Pärn/James Morgan (Ford Fiesta RRC) Championship positions… 1 Jari Ketomaa 67 points; 2 Nasser Al-Attiyah 60; 3 Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari 57; 4 Protasov 47; 5 Lappi 45; 6 Tidemand 43 Scoring from 6 of their first 7 registered rallies Leading Junior WRC runners: 52 Simone Tempestini/Matteo Chiarcossi (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 53 Ola Christian Veiby/Anders Jaeger (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 54 Dan McKenna/Andrew Grennan (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 60 Quentin Gilbert/Renaud Jamoul (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 62 Henri Haapamäki/Marko Salminen (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) 69 Jari Huttunen/Antti Linnaketo (Citroën DS 3 R3-Max) Championship positions: 1 Gilbert 56 points; 2 Tempestini 45; 3 Haapamäki 30; 4 Veiby 25; 5 Christian Riedemann/Osian Pryce 18 Tunnock’s key stage: Ouninpohja 34.39km (21.36 miles) Friday July 31, SS4/8 1129/1629Ouninpohja is one of Finland’s all-time classic stages and has grown in both length and stature down the years. Traditionally run on the first evening of the rally, this super-fast test started close to the Kakaristo junction (where the stage started from last year) and finish 25.1km (15.59 miles) later, alongside electricity pole 163, just after the Hämepohja junction. Driving an Audi Quattro E2 in 1985, Hannu Mikkola set a stage record, completing in 11m35. Sebastien Ogier completed the 33.01km (20.51 miles) in 15m08.9s two years ago. This year’s route is longer still, with the start moving back to where it was in 2002. Markku Alén says: “Ouninpohja is a legend – the king of all stages. It was wild, especially in a Group B car. Lancia had a bigger spoiler just for Ouninpohja, which would press the rear wheels into the ground so you could take incredible risks and still find traction.”  Weather with you: Rain during the recce is likely to continue into the opening day of competition, but the weekend is expected to brighten with long periods of sunshine. Daytime temperatures are likely to range from 15-23 Celsius. The media week: Tuesday July 28 1400 Accreditation opens (Sokos Hotel Alexandra) 1400 Media centre opens (Rally HQ) Wednesday July 29 1700 Photographers’ briefing (Rally HQ) 1745 M-Sport Happy Hour (service park) 1800 Volkswagen meet the crews (service park) 1800-2000 Drivers meet local children and drive pedal cars (WRC Square, service park) 1815 Hyundai meet the crews (service park) 1945 Citroën media cocktails (service park) Thursday July 30 0800 Shakedown, Ruuhimäki 1200 Top three fastest drivers at shakedown interviewed (WRC Stage, service park) 1300 FIA pre-event press conference (media centre) 1600 Unveiling Champion’s Park close to Rally HQ Friday July 31 Approximately 1945 Top three drivers interviewed (WRC Stage, service park) Saturday August 1 Approximately 2000 Top three drivers interviewed (WRC Stage, service park) Sunday August 2 1645 FIA post-event press conference (media centre) 1900 provisional final classification published Where’s the? Accreditation? same place as last year, Sokos Hotel Alexandra – over the road from the train station car park. Media centre? same place as last year, inside Rally HQ in the Paviljonki building. In-control? same place as last year. Walk away from the manufacturers’ service area and through the support series and the cars will come in from Schaumanin puistotie. Press car park? same place as last year – in the same multi-story car park you would use for the Paviljonki Hotel. Party on Sunday night? It’s a TBA, but the Brick’s not a bad place to start. Or finish. Caramel Wafers? Colin McRae’s favourite biscuits, you know. Hmm, take a peak in M-Sport’s hospitality, you might be surprised… Tunnock’s Restaurant recommendation: Figaro (www.figaro.fi +358 (0)20 7669810) Neste Oil Rally Finland… a potted history Known as the Jyväskylän Suurajot (Jyväskylä Grand Prix) this rally first ran in 1951, when 23 of 26 crews made the finish of a route running from Jyväskylä all the way up to Rovaniemi and back via a hillclimb and an acceleration and braking test. Arvo Karlsson and Vilho Mattila won in their Austin Atlantic. A year later and three special stages arrived and the true Rally of 1,000 Lakes was born. The event has always remained rooted and routed around the city of Jyväskylä and was dominated by the Scandinavian drivers until Carlos Sainz’s victory in 1990. Recent winners Neste Oil Rally Finland: 2005: Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen (Peugeot 307 WRC Evo 2) 2006: Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen (Ford Focus RS WRC 06) 2007: Marcus Grönholm/Timo Rautiainen (Ford Focus RS WRC 07) 2008: Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroën C4 WRC) 2009: Mikko Hirvonen/Jarmo Lehtinen (Ford Focus RS WRC 09) 2010: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Ford Focus RS WRC 09) 2011: Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 2012: Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena (Citroën DS 3 WRC) 2013: Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) 2014: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (Volkswagen Polo R WRC) Most successful drivers on Finland’s round of the WRC: Marcus Grönholm (7) Markku Alén (6) Tommi Mäkinen/Hannu Mikkola (4) Juha Kankkunen/Sébastien Loeb (3) Stuart Loudon says… I love Finland. Everybody loves Finland. It’s the most incredible place to go and watch rally cars flying through the forest. But it’s even more incredible from the inside! I’ve done Neste Oil Rally Finland twice, the first time in 2012 with John MacCrone, when we finished fifth in the WRC Academy in a Ford Fiesta R2 and then a year later with Robert Barrable. Rob and I finished seventh in WRC2 on our first outing in a Fiesta R5. Both times I loved it. I’m ‘doing’ Finland again this year, but this time I’m doing the rounds… I’m co-driving for Keith Cronin in 2015, but our season never really got started – we crashed heavily in pre-event test in Portugal. I know people always say this, but I really don’t believe the accident was Keith’s fault. The result, however, was that we rolled off the edge of the road, landed on the roof of the DS 3 R5 and pretty much wrecked it. And our season. Keith’s working away getting the car sorted and I’m really hoping to be able to be back out again with him this year – he’s a hugely talented driver and I’m confident we would have been right up at the sharp end of the WRC2 this season, had things turned out a little differently. In the meantime, I need to get back in a car and get out competing again. I’ve started to get some good experience of the World Rally Championship and I want to push that forward now. I’m working as hard as ever on my fitness and competing on some rallies in China with Alister McRae is certainly keeping my eye in, but I’m still absolutely determined to carve out my future in the world championship and that’s why I’m in Finland to meet, greet and get to know more folk. And, of course, to enjoy the sights, sounds and sensational action the WRC has to offer.   Stuart Loudon is a semi-professional co-driver who has started 52 rallies, 18 of which are rounds of the World Rally Championship and one of which was with an Ashes-winning English cricketer. He makes biscuits in the family business when he’s not working towards his dream of becoming a factory co-driver in the WRC. Pictures courtesy of Red Bull Media House/Volkswagen Motorsport Stuart Loudon media enquiries Sandra Evans +44 7887 693993 Sandra@wordspr.com To access the library of press releases please click the link: http://www.wordspr.com/our-work/stuart-loudon (http://wordspr.us10.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=43668b1d80abd95365e33dd63&id=c8e53fecb6&e=b2458061eb)

CIMC Home; the Interior Designers’ Best Kept Secret

The best Interior design professionals are very well connected. With a black book overflowing with resources from flooring specialists, work top suppliers to soft furnishings and lighting ranges, savvy interior designers can unlock a world of opportunities for their clients across a wide spectrum of project budgets. Established in 1988, the CIMC business has developed into a popular destination for home-ware and giftware retailers, building contractors, hoteliers and interior designers looking for stylish, on trend products at affordable prices. “As word of mouth spreads, we’ve seen a marked increase in registrations from interior designers, who we are delighted to welcome on board as a trade customer.   We are regularly exhibiting our full CIMC collections at the big trade shows like Spring and Autumn Fair and we get the opportunity to meet a number of interior designers there.  We’ve also experienced an increase in demand for Interior Designers requesting to bring their clients along to our showrooms in Leicestershire and Scotland, which we welcome.  It’s great to see the products online, but even better to see the actual quality and colours first hand.” Says Mehmood Pirbhai, Sales Director at CIMC Home. The CIMC showrooms host an incredible Aladdin’s cave of over 4,000 products across colour coordinated collections that reflect the latest high street trends; Hampton Beach furniture, French Wooden Chic and high glamour mirrored furniture, to the best-selling lighting products including Pebble, Sparkling Mosaic and Bahama ranges.  CIMC’s collections span a huge array of lighting, furniture, bright and beautiful textiles, original cushions, striking artwork and unique accessories, candles, vases, mirrors and so much more. Pirbhai continues, “Innovation plays a key role for the business and our collection is constantly evolving in line with consumer demand and lifestyle trends.  Our latest 2015 ranges reflect a mix of modern interpretations on olde worldy, shabby chic and ethnic influences, along with eclectic postmodern designs. The feedback from our interior designers who source from us regularly is that they love the sheer breadth of our range. Whether creating an entire look for one room or sourcing that elusive accessory, mirror or floor light that will bring their theme together, designers can create wow factor designs at very affordable prices." Interior Designers looking to add a reliable lighting and home décor supplier to their black books are welcome to register for a trade account online at www.cimchome.com. Discover CIMC at this year’s Autumn Fair at the Birmingham NEC, between the 6th to 9th September 2015 located in Hall 2, Stand 2L20.

Baby B. Browne Launches Luxury Hydrating Self-Tanning Lotion

Sun-kissed summer glows are made possible all year round thanks to the launch of a luxury self-tanning lotion from Ireland-based brand, Baby B. Browne (http://www.babybbrowne.co.uk/). Blended to simultaneously hydrate and darken the skin, the moisture rich formulae is rich, creamy and oh so natural. Once applied the Baby B. Browne glow lasts up to seven days. For ladies in search of colour that lasts, it is must have beauty ammunition. Keeping skin healthy and hydrated is an essential part of building beautiful tans that retain their healthy luminescence. Using a unique moisture rich formula, Baby B. Browne has created a luxuriously creamy lotion enriched with Aloe Vera. As well as building a beautiful bronze glow the lotion actively hydrates the skin to improve texture and suppleness.  This ongoing hydration means wearers enjoy flawless colour and an even fade. Assumpta O’Neill, creator says: “Baby B. Browne self-tanning lotion represents a new era of aesthetic for the cosmetics industry. Using a specially developed ultra-hydrating formula the product actively moisturises the skin while creating a beautiful golden bronze glow. This increases the longevity of colour and creates an even, streak free fade that looks extraordinarily natural.” To create a natural summer tan Baby B. Browne has crafted a bespoke blend that reacts with individual skin pigments. Once applied it darkens the skin to build a gorgeous, goddess style tan. For added indulgence Baby B. Browne has infused the lotion with natural vanilla extracts. Reminiscent of sultry summer nights, palm tree fringed beaches and warm tropical waters, the scent is utterly enchanting.       Beauty buffs will fall head over heels for the Baby B. Browne ingredients list. Vegetable-derived emollients leave skin soft and hydrated while high quality mineral oils lock in natural moisture. PH balancing elements control alkaline levels with technologically-advanced polymers helping to hold the product onto the skin's surface and maximise the life of the colour. Assumpta O’Neill continues, “I love to flaunt a gorgeous summer glow however without the luxury of regular trips to the Med, I was forced to settle for the unnatural colours, uneven wear-offs and all too familiar scents of high street lotions. I knew there had to be a better alternative so I developed Baby B. Browne, a goddess worthy moisture rich blend infused with Aloe Vera, mineral oils and a divine vanilla fragrance. It’s the superlative solution to every girl’s tanning dilemmas.” For online retailers wanting to stock up self-tanning inventories with lotions that are tried, tested and adored, Baby B. Browne is a must have product. It’s widely regarded by beauty bloggers as one of the best wear off tan lotions on the market. All bottles come with a guide colour for easy application and a fabulously natural finish. To find out more about Baby B. Browne and inquire about becoming a stockist, go to: www.babybbrowne.co.uk Baby B. Browne self-tanning lotion is packed in 250ml bottles priced at £18.95.

UK Drone Show Announces Speakers and First Indoor First Person View Racing Circuit

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Ofcom will be taking the stage at December’s UK Drone Show in Birmingham to announce the very latest drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) news to the who’s who of the drone industry. The Drone Show is the UK’s only public exhibition dedicated to the safe use of drone and UAV technology. On December 5th and 6th, Birmingham’s NEC Arena will see the CAA take centre stage, discussing UAV and drone regulations with commercial and consumer customers alike for the first time. The regulator is expected to outline current thinking on how oversight of the rapidly expanding UAV sector will evolve over the short to medium term. As well as addressing issues such as misuse and dangerous flying by recreational users, Ofcom will also be announcing the very latest reports from the regulatory body. Other selected speakers will include Gerry Corbett, UAS Programme Lead for the CAA, Philip Heath a senior partner from CoverDrone Insurance, Paul Rigby from ARPAS, Stef Williams from Aerialworx, John Moorland Chief Operating officer from EuroUSC, John Wright from FlightPath and many more. Recent press speculation about drone operators has raised the subject of training. Organisers will be staging a series of high quality training sessions at the show over the two days. This will pioneer the way to highlight the need for training in this rapidly growing marketplace. The event will see manufacturers demonstrate new products, celebrity guests will be in attendance as well as tech and drone industry speakers and a brand-new dedicated FPV (First Person View) racing circuit. A rapidly developing sport, FPV racing or drone racing pits drone operators against each other using first person view technology. The show will be the biggest gathering of like-minded manufacturers and consumers the UK industry has ever seen and the launch venue for many new and exciting products.  Richard Wright, the UK Drone Show spokesperson said, “We are extremely excited to be working with the CAA and Ofcom to deliver regulatory information on the use of UAV/Drones in the UK. We are honoured that the UAVHA group who oversees the hard work of the humanitarian organisations and groups working across the world using the UAV/drone technology have chosen our show to host the very first award of its kind.  ”We are equally excited about hosting the UK's first major indoor FPV racing circuit. This new craze is rapidly developing in to one of the world’s fastest growing sports.” To find out more about The 2015 UK Drone Show, go to: www.ukdroneshow.com or email info@ukdroneshow.com.                                                                                                                        

ACTRESS JAMIE BREWER TO RECEIVE THE QUINCY JONES EXCEPTIONAL ADVOCACY AWARD FROM THE GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION

Actress and activist Jamie Brewer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4661932/) has been named the recipient of the 2015 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award (http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/news-community/quincy-jones-exceptional-advocacy-award-recipients/) by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (http://globaldownsyndrome.org/).  She will accept the award at the 7th annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show (http://bebeautifulbeyourself.org/about/) at the Colorado Convention Center on October 24, 2015, in Denver, CO.  Brewer, who has Down syndrome (http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/), is best known for her roles on American Horror Story (http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/american-horror-story/episodes).  She has played three different characters (Adelaide, Nan and Marjorie) alongside actress Jessica Lang on the award-winning television series which returns for a fifth season this fall on the FX network.  Brewer made history earlier this year as the first model with Down syndrome to ever walk the runway at New York Fashion Week for designer Carrie Hammer.  She also served on the Governmental Affairs Committee for the state of Texas to represent individuals with disabilities where she was the only person out of 17 representatives who was differently-abled. “I am honored to accept this prestigious award from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and proud to be acknowledged for my advocacy work as a role model for people who are differently-abled,” stated Brewer. Each year, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation presents the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award to outstanding role models who tirelessly advocate for the rights of the differently-abled. Past award recipients have included Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, John C. McGinley, Beverly Johnson, Kyra Phillips, Tim Shriver, and Patrick Kennedy. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the nation attracting more than 1,200 guests each year. The celebrity gala has raised $9.5 million for Down syndrome research, medical care, advocacy and education. Moreover, it has raised widespread awareness for the alarming disparity of funding for people with Down syndrome while successfully emphasizing their abilities.  This year, actor Terrence Howard (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005024/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) will join a host of celebrities escorting models with Down syndrome at the fashion show.  Past celebrities have included Jamie Foxx, Alec Baldwin, Helen Hunt, Laura Dern, John C. McGinley, Beverly Johnson, Jeff Probst and Quincy Jones, among others. Global Down Syndrome Foundation (http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org) is a public non-profit dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy. Formally established in 2009, Global’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/our-story/about-gdsf/?page_id=573), the first academic home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. Since Down syndrome is the least-funded genetic condition in the United States, fundraising and government advocacy to correct the alarming disparity of national funding for people with Down syndrome is a major goal.  For more information, visit www.globaldownsyndrome.org. Follow Global Down Syndrome Foundation on Facebook & Twitter @GDSFoundation.

Shades of Bad New Web series-Byte sized soap opera for people on the go.

A brand new web based micro soap is set to stir up commuters and others on the go. ‘Shades of bad’ is a byte sized micro black comedy soap opera which runs for only 3 minutes per episode and is released every Sunday and is aimed at people on the go. At a time when most of us have at least two mobile devices actors Lynn Beaumont and Jean Heard decided that this was the perfect time to create their own work for the internet. ‘Shades of Bad’ is soap opera that people can dip into on their coffee breaks, tubes and buses. The story is of a woman scorned named Doris Shades who accidently becomes a serial killer after discovering that her husband has been cheating on her. But she doesn't do the obvious like tear his clothes to shreds or throw him out. She goes a step further and sets out to kill him. But her best friend Wilma who appears to be a kind and timid soul has in fact, been the one who has been sleeping with Doris's husband, Brad. Doris takes control and soon she has; Wilma round her little finger, her mother in law on the game and a nice little drug empire to stop her thinking about what life could have been like for her in Hampstead suburbia where she lives. This is no ordinary soap! Directed by young up and coming film director Buster Blackledge, it is a stylised piece, shot like a film with HD quality. Each episode is enhanced by incidental music which adds to its tension and impact of each byte. With so many of us carrying mobile devices it is no wonder that there is already a fan following for this edgy sometimes terrifying black comedy. With major film festivals embracing web series it is something that many independent film companies are now leaning towards. Actors Jean Heard, Lynn Beaumont and Donna Flinn head up the cast. All three over 50 and have been in the industry since teenagers are now once again concentrating on their own careers since their children have flown the nest. All their children are carving out careers in the industry leaving them to restart theirs after bringing them up and ferrying them to castings. With so many TV channels and the internet, there are great opportunities for the entrepreneurial actor. But is there time for them to impact their careers? With so few jobs for woman over fifty it is hopefully a great opportunity for them all. The micro soap has already attracted attention from celebrities happy to guest star in this shocking soap. James Whale has recently filmed an episode where he will appear as Police Inspector J.W. but not till January 3rd 2016. Episodes are released every Sunday for current play list follow this link http://dld.bz/dMGWJ

Insurance Mergers Will Reduce Competition and Choice

“The American Medical Association believes patients are better served in a health care system that promotes competition and choice. We have long cautioned about the negative consequences of large health insurers pursuing merger strategies to assume dominant positions in local markets. Recently proposed mergers threaten to increase health insurer concentration, reduce competition and decrease choice.“The AMA’s own study shows that there has been a serious decline in competition among health insurers with nearly 3 out of 4 metropolitan areas rated as ‘highly concentrated’ according to federal guidelines used to assess market competition. In fact, 41 percent of metropolitan areas had a single health insurer with a commercial market share of 50 percent or more.“Further AMA analysis shows that based on federal guidelines, the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger would be presumed to be anticompetitive in the commercial, combined (HMO+PPO+POS) markets in nine of the 14 states (NH, ME, IN, CT, VA, CO, GA, NV, KY) in which Anthem is licensed to provide coverage.“The lack of a competitive health insurance market allows the few remaining companies to exploit their market power, dictate premium increases and pursue corporate policies that are contrary to patient interests. Health insurers have been unable to demonstrate that mergers create efficiency and lower health insurance premiums. An AMA study of the 2008 merger involving UnitedHealth Group and Sierra Health Services found that premiums increased after the merger by almost 14 percent relative to a control group.“To give commercial health insurers virtually unlimited power to exert control over an issue as significant and sensitive as patient health care is bad for patients and not good for the nation’s health care system. The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized that patient interests can be harmed when a big insurer has a stranglehold on a local market.“Given the troubling trends in the health insurance market, the AMA believes federal and state regulators must take a hard look at proposed health insurer mergers. Antitrust laws that prohibit harmful mergers must be enforced and anticompetitive conduct by insurers must be stopped.”  # # # Editor’s Note: The findings on health insurer consolidation come from the 2014 edition of AMA’s Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets, which offers the largest and most complete picture of competition in health insurance markets for 388 metropolitan areas, as well as all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The study is based on 2012 data captured from commercial enrollment in fully and self-insured plans, and includes participation in consumer-driven health plans. Credentialed members of the media can obtain a free copy of the AMA study by contacting AMA Media & Editorial at: media@ama-assn.org.

Three New Members Named to Montgomery College Board of Trustees

Robert J. Hydorn, Robert “Bob” Levey and Montgomery College student Luis Rosales have been appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Montgomery College Board of Trustees. Hydorn, Levey and Rosales replace trustees who have completed their terms on the board. Hydorn and Levey will assume the seats previously occupied by Trustees Stephen Z. Kaufman and Reginald M. Felton, and are appointed to terms ending in 2019. Rosales will serve one year as the student trustee.Robert Hydorn, the College’s 2011 recipient of the Milton F. Clogg Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, first came to Montgomery College as a student in 1968. Hydorn has served as president of the College’s Alumni Association and as a representative on the Montgomery College Foundation Board. He is also the longest-serving president of the Montgomery Village Board of Directors, having served from 2007 to 2014. Hydorn worked for Fitzgerald Auto Malls for almost 30 years including serving as the company’s vice president. Bob Levey is an award-winning journalist who wrote for The Washington Post for 36 years; his daily column “Bob Levey’s Washington” appeared on the pages of the newspaper from 1981-2004. He is also the author, with wife Jane Freundel Levy, of Washington Album: A Pictorial History of the Nation’s Capital. Levey currently writes a monthly column for the Senior Beacon Newspapers. Luis Rosales is an honors student at Montgomery College and is enrolled in the Macklin Business Institute. Originally from El Salvador, Rosales established the Montgomery College chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the US. He is also a board member of GapBuster, Inc., an organization that combats the achievement gap in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Members of the Board of Trustees exercise general oversight for the College and establish policies for operating the College and implementing its mission. The board’s authority also includes setting the salaries and tenure requirements for the College president, faculty, and other employees of the College, as well as establishing entrance requirements, course offerings and tuition rates. For more information about the Montgomery College Board of Trustees, visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/exploremc/bot or contact the Board of Trustees Office at 240-567-5272.###Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library one of the recipients of a Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Teen Read Week Activity Grant

For Immediate Release Congratulations to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Britni Cherrington-Stoddart for helping the Library to obtain a Young Adult Library Services (YALSA) Teen Read Week Activity grant of $1,000. The grant will help fortify the library's programming during Teen Read Week (October 18-24). Read below for the official announcement from the American Library Association (ALA) ***************************************************************************************************************************************** CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the recipients of its 2015 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant. The grant was generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and was awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week activities. Each grant is worth $1,000. Recipients of the grant were selected based on the overall impact, need and cohesiveness of the literacy-based program ideas exemplified in their applications. The recipients of the grant are as follows: · Dawn Abron, Zion-Benton (Illinois) Public Library · Britni Cherrington-Stoddart, Charlotte Mecklenburg (North Carolina) Library System · Guadalupe Gomez, Anaheim (California) Public Library: Haskett Branch · Eden Grey, Kenton County (Kentucky) Public Library · Kerry Hogan, Cedar Shoals (Georgia) High School · Jodi Krahnke, Ypsilanti (Michigan) District Library · Robert McMahon, Oshkosh (Wisconsin) North High School · Lauren Regendhardt, Yuma County (Arizona) Library District · April Shroeder, Gum Spring Library/Loudoun County (Virginia) Public Library · Michele Ricca, Stephenson (New Hampshire) Memorial Library This year, Teen Read Week will take place from Oct. 18 -24, 2015 with the theme of Get Away @ your library. Official Teen Read Week products are available for purchase through the ALA Store (http://www.alastore.ala.org/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=271).  Products include a themed poster, bookmark (http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11413)s, amanual (http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11410), and more. To learn more about Teen Read Week, please visit the official Teen Read Week website (http://teenreadweek.ning.com/). Teen Read Week (http://teenreadweek.ning.com/)™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.  Join the online discussion with the hashtag #TRW15. For years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has provided Youth Literacy Grants to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in hopes to provide assistance in implementing and expanding literacy programs for youth. For more information about Dollar General and its Youth Literacy Grants, visit www.dollargeneral.com. For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to www.ala.org/yalsa, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or email, yalsa@ala.org.

PANORO ENERGY ANNOUNCES SPUD OF AJE-5 PRODUCTION WELL

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

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

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

Top 7 Dance Inspired Fitness Workouts

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

KD Smart Chair Giveaway at Ms. Wheelchair America 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

e-Bible Provides Savvy Solution for Legal Eagles

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

YOU CAN’T SAY NEIGH TO THIS CHARMING KIDS RANGE OF EQUESTRIAN PRODUCTS FROM BENTLEY BRUSHWARE

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

TOTAL AOC HELPS CAPITAL AIR CHARTER JOIN THE JET SET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PA Resources submits Zarat Field Plan of Development

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

Todd Haushalter joins Evolution as Chief Product Officer

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

VICTORY! ANIMAL SACRIFICE BANNED AT NEPAL's GADHIMAI FESTIVAL, HALF A MILLION ANIMALS SAVED

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

Rebel opens its doors to public once more

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

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

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

Print Workz Launches 3D Aluminium Printing for Homes

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

Happy Hamsters

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

Quarterly report Q2, April - June 2015

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

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

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

New Diamyd Medical-licensed patent issued

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

Estranged daughter overturns mothers will

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The alliance will foster collaboration with industry and academic partnersLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced Tuesday the formation of a new healthcare technology alliance, combining the expertise of leading health IT providers, medical technology companies, and academic institutions to advance public health.The Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance’s founding members include: Cisco, Cloudera, Illumina, Intel and Montgomery College.“Federal health IT is a dynamic and growing sector,” said Horace Blackman, vice president of Health & Life Sciences at Lockheed Martin. “Through collaboration between health IT industry and academic partners, this team will develop and refine technologies that will help guide decisions for care, diagnosis and treatment of disease while protecting critical health information.”The members of the Lockheed Martin Healthcare Technology Alliance will collaborate on technology solutions that help improve care in rapidly evolving and growing areas of health technology such as those that: secure patient medical information; leverage advances in genomic research; and apply big data solutions to improve public health.Alliance partners are already making progress on complex health information technology solutions. Lockheed Martin and Illumina are collaborating to develop tailored solutions for national-scale genomics programs. Lockheed Martin systems integration and data analytics experience compliments Illumina's recognized leadership in genomic sequencing and analysis. This collaboration has the potential to create a complete offering for customers — the most advanced tools and best practices in large-scale genomic solutions.“We are so pleased to be a part of this forward-thinking alliance; joining industry and academic research is the best way to spark innovation,” said Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. “Together, we can do great things.”For additional information, visit the Lockheed website at www.lockheedmartin.com/hta.About Montgomery College Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study. About Lockheed MartinHeadquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion.