Montgomery College Celebrates New Bioscience Education Center

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard and the College’s Board of Trustees dedicated the new Bioscience Education Center on the Germantown Campus Wednesday in front of elected officials, business executives, students and alumni. The state of the art 145,000 square-foot building allows Montgomery College to expand its mission of providing educational excellence in the sciences to meet the county’s need for a highly skilled and knowledgeable STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce.“Our Bioscience Education Center will fortify our workforce from lab bench workers to the next generation of scientists,” the College president said during the ceremony held in the building’s spacious conference center. “It will fuel our economy. It will drive new discoveries and open new vistas.”The three-story building represents an $87.9 million investment in STEM education and workforce development. The Bioscience Education Center houses:         six general purpose classrooms,         eight recitation rooms,         25 wet laboratories,         a science learning center,         a detached greenhouse complex,         48 offices to support the biology, biotechnology and chemistry curricula,         a 4,115-square-foot meeting room (conference center) and five break-out rooms.Throughout the facility, 700 electronic devices, including Smart Instructor Work Stations, computers and monitors will support activities in the classrooms and labs.The building’s biotechnology laboratories were designed to provide instruction meeting industry standards, including dedicated space for teaching cell culture, biomanufacturing (cell propagation using bioreactors and protein purification using FPLC units) and genetic diagnostics utilizing Next Generation DNA sequencers and digital droplet PCR. A mock GMP lab that mimics the industry environment provides training opportunities for local industry partners."We are not your average college, and this is not your average bioscience education building," said Dr. Collins R. Jones, professor of biotechnology. "This building has greatly surpassed our expectations."Mitchell Giurgola Architects designed the interior and the exterior of the building. The Lukmire Partnership, based in Arlington, Va. was the architect of record.  Bethesda based Clark Construction started construction on the center in March 2011. The building’s structural steel frame supports composite metal decks. It is wrapped in a high-performance masonry, aluminum panel and curtain wall façade.The projected LEED Gold-certified center features numerous sustainable elements, including roof-mounted wind turbines, a 30KW grid-connected photovoltaic solar panel system, and a high performance mechanical system with ice production/storage and ammonia chillers. More than 75 acres of mature forest and a stream valley buffer will be preserved on the Germantown Campus. The forest reserve includes a champion American elm with a 100-foot canopy – one of the largest in Montgomery County.Maryland is a global leader in bioscience and technology education, and ranks among the top five regions nationally in biotechnology. The Center will offer outreach activities for MCPS students and opportunities for research and professional training in collaboration with local businesses, academic and government labs.  Dr. Hercules Pinkney is President Emeritus of Montgomery College. In his role as Vice President and Provost of the Germantown Campus, Dr. Pinkney was the College's point person for the Bioscience Education and Conference Center. "The many months and years we spent planning this building and to see it in reality, it's just overwhelming… and I am just so appreciative to have had the opportunity to be a part of a facility that is going to reap benefits for our county in the years to come and for our students, as well as for the local economy," he said.A Unique Educational Partnership Is Born on the Germantown Campus Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will open in October of this year, creating a unique educational partnership with the College. The hospital, which will serve as the partner anchor for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, will be a valuable resource for aspiring health care workers and will provide students with hands-on learning, state-of-the-art instructional space and exposure to the most advanced medical technology."The Bioscience Educational Center is not only a significant asset for the County, but perhaps more importantly, represents a big step forward towards the implementation of the vision for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park," said Doug Wrenn, chairman of the Life Sciences Park Foundation and principal of Rogers Consulting in Germantown. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will be the first hospital in the nation located on a community college campus with an educational partnership–to help train the next generation of health care professionals.The hospital’s community open house will be Sunday, September 21, 2014. Learn more about Holy Cross Germantown Hospital by clicking here. For maps and directions to the Germantown Campus, click here.###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.

Welcome to the Community, Social Media

Back in the day (2003), the launch of the first-ever, large-scale online networking service changed the way we communicate with each other. MySpace allowed people to create a personal social profile, giving the users the options to write a biography, upload photos, and tell everyone your emotions through a status update. The trend was fun for a while; until everyone had enough of reading their friends' status updates that said they are currently brushing their teeth before going to bed or walking the dog on a sunny day. By 2008, Facebook stole the No.1 spot in popularity, simply because their strategy shifted to using social media for more than just an online vehicle to communicate with friends. In short, Facebook helped small businesses grow by offering the business page option. A Facebook business page gets the message across while establishing a digital footprint. The constantly changing social network initially targeted college students and eventually the entire 18-35 age bracket. Today, most new Facebook users are between the ages of 50-64. For some time, we have been seeing this trend spill into the senior living arena. Families are shopping online, looking at Facebook pages and websites, before deciding where their loved one will move in. By now, your community Facebook page has to be up and running, promoting all that it has to offer, not just through the biography. Does your community offer memory care? Skilled nursing? Fine dining? Each post needs to be tailored to your community's specialties. Your social media manager should also be following online trends, exploring new ways to strengthen the online image as well as keeping followers in the loop with events. And yes, there should be a social media manager. A business page on Facebook can be beneficial for both the consumer and the community operator. From an operation standpoint, you want to make sure everything from staff to policy is buttoned up or else you might receive a bad public review. On the other side, consumers are able to write reviews based on certain experiences at the community, either positive or negative. These reviews provide potential prospects insight about the community before they schedule a tour. As a digital media specialist, I will say it is quite rewarding to see a resident coordinating plans with their family member via Facebook to attend a community function. So ask yourself, how does your Facebook page set itself apart from the competition? Facebook is the most popular social media outlet out there; however, Twitter and LinkedIn are a close 2nd and 3rd. Twitter's 140-character message keeps readers' attention by getting to the point faster. There are many things going on in our lives that easily distract us, so reading shorter messages that get to the point across makes Twitter easier and quicker to read. Senior living professionals will eventually use Twitter to communicate with business partners and clients, if they aren't already using it. For staff and administrators, LinkedIn is a great outlet to create a name for yourself and the community. Each staff member should connect his or her personal profiles to their employer's LinkedIn, which will reinforce a strong online image. If you're recruiting for a senior living community, you can search for candidates on LinkedIn as well as post job opportunities. Job seekers can then find those jobs and tie them right back to the community page. By adding your community or association to LinkedIn, your brand will be recognized on the most popular and professional business-networking site. Overall, make sure staff, family and friends interact on social media. Have family and friends write reviews about their experience. Upload pictures and videos from events and make sure everyone knows about activities going on in the community. With time, residents, family members, staff and even prospects will be tweeting, posting and connecting! Adam Gomes is the national digital media specialist at Bild & Company ( Orginally Published McKnight's: 

Press release from the Annual General Meeting of Clas Ohlson AB (publ) on 13 September 2014

Adoption of the balance sheet and income statement The AGM adopted the balance sheet and income statement for the Parent Company and the Group for the 2013/2014 financial year. Dividend At the AGM, the proposed dividend to shareholders of SEK 4.75 per share was approved. The record date for the dividend was set as 17 September 2014. The dividend is scheduled to be paid from Euroclear Sweden AB on 22 September 2014. Board of Directors The AGM discharged the Board members and the CEO from liability for the 2013/2014 financial year. The AGM resolved that the Board of Directors would comprise eight Board members. The AGM re-elected Board members Klas Balkow, Kenneth Bengtsson, Björn Haid, Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Cecilia Marlow, Edgar Rosenberger and Katarina Sjögren Petrini. Göran Sundström was newly elected as Board member. Kenneth Bengtsson was elected Chairman of the Board. The AGM resolved to appoint one auditor with no deputies. The AGM elected Deloitte as auditor with Kent Åkerlund as Auditor in Charge for the period until the next Annual General Meeting. Board fees The AGM resolved that Board fees (including remuneration for committee work) be paid in a total amount of SEK 3,107,500 of which SEK 630,000 to the Chairman and SEK 315,000 to each non-executive Board member elected by the AGM. The AGM also resolved that remuneration be paid to the non-executive members of the Audit Committee in the amount of SEK 137,500 for the Chairman of the Committee and SEK 68,750 to each of the other Committee members. Finally, the Meeting resolved that remuneration be paid to the non-executive members of the Remuneration Committee in the amount of SEK 125,000 to the Chairman of the Committee and SEK 62,500 to each of the other Committee members. A fee may be paid as salary or by invoice. If the fee is invoiced, it must be adjusted for social security contributions and value-added tax with the purpose of achieving complete cost neutrality for the company. Guidelines for remuneration of senior executives The AGM approved the guidelines proposed by the Board of Directors for remuneration of senior executives. Long-term incentive plan (LTI 2015) In addition, the AGM resolved, in accordance with the Board’s motion, to adopt a performance-based long-term incentive plan (LTI 2015). The aim of the adopted remuneration principles, including the long-term incentive plan LTI 2015, is to attract and retain senior executives in a cost-efficient and competitive manner. The Board of Directors will annually evaluate whether long-term incentive plans will be proposed at future General Meetings. Acquisition and transfer of treasury shares The AGM resolved, in accordance with the Board’s motion, to authorise the Board, during the period until the next AGM, to make decisions pertaining to A. Acquisition of treasury shares according to the following:- A maximum of 860,000 Series B shares may be acquired.- The shares may be acquired on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB.- Acquisition of shares through trading on a regulated market may only take place at a price per share that at every point in time is within the registered span of share prices at that particular time.- Payment for the shares must be made in cash. Shares may be acquired to safeguard the company’s commitments (including social security fees) resulting from proposed incentive program (LTI 2015) and adopted incentive plans. B. Transfer of treasury shares according to the following: -          A maximum of the number of Series B treasury shares held at the time of the Board of Directors’ decision may be transferred. -          The shares may be transferred on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB. -          Transfer of shares on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB may only occur at a price per share that at every point in time is within the registered span of share prices. -          Payment for the shares must be made in cash. The reason is to provide the company with an opportunity to continuously adapt the number of shares acquired to safeguard commitments (including social security fees) within the framework for LTI 2015 and earlier implemented incentive plans. The AGM resolved, in accordance with the Board’s motion, as follows C. Transfer of treasury shares according to the following:- A maximum of 656,000 Series B shares may be transferred.  - Entitlement to receive shares is to accrue to the participants in LTI 2015.- Shares may be acquired between 15 June 2018 and 23 April 2022. Payment for the shares must be made no earlier than 15 June 2018 and not later than 11 May 2022.- Share awards issued in accordance with LTI 2015 will be transferred free of charge.- Shares based on options issued in accordance with LTI 2015 will be transferred at a price corresponding to 100% of the volume-weighted average price paid for the company’s Series B share as established on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm AB over a period of ten trading days prior to the start of the acquisition period. The transfer of treasury shares and the reason for disapplying the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights are a feature of LTI 2015. Board of Directors of Clas Ohlson AB (publ) For more information please contact: Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13

IBC2014: SPB TV Presented OTT TV Survey on Emerging Markets

On 12 September, at a special IBC Exhibition event with industry experts and media, SPB TV’s Co-Founder Sebastian-Justus Schmidt announced the survey outcomes, sharing developments in the fast-growing consumer base of OTT TV users in emerging markets. Among interesting findings are the facts that more women are using OTT TV, which indicates that it is increasingly becoming a convenient, enjoyable and commonly used way to access video content. As well as that there is no need for the “second screen” as its apps might bring additional distractions from the main content for the viewers. “Multitasking can be often carried out on the same screen on PCs and mobile devices”, commented SPB TV’s CEO Kirill Filippov. “It is remarkable that the respondents prefer to conduct activities on the same device,” he said. With a sample of 50,000 respondents, the survey focused on the ways modern TV is consumed and what TV users are like. The majority of respondents were based in Brazil, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. In comments on IBC TV, in a keynote “Realities of transformation: How BBC Worldwide is adapting to the new media world”, SPB TV’s CEO Kirill Filippov talked about the new distribution, new formats, and new entrants in today’s media world as well as the opportunities with the new players and platforms. “Emerging markets drive innovation and affect changes in the actual use of modern-day TV”, he said in the discussion on OTT TV. “It is not simply the content and the technology that drive innovation but the audience and its demands,” outlined Kirill Filippov talking to IBC TV anchor Rob Curling. At IBC2014, SPB TV showcased a number of technology innovations. For the first time, it introduced SPB TV Genie – a unique framework allows for developing high-performance future-proof interfaces for smartphones, tablets, PCs, Smart TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, or any other TV-enabled devices in the shortest possible time. It also presented a new encoding solution NaNo Encoder, a portable device that can be used in various businesses, including TV studios and other production, broadcast or multicast facilities, offering distribution via CDN or a Cloud. Furthermore, SPB TV showcased a renewed platform with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), as well as the use of OTT in the private or public cloud technology (for example, Amazon Cloud), allowing operators or other companies to release their own OTT service fast and cost effectively.

Inwido to be listed

Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO of Inwido: “A listing fits well in to the phase where we currently find ourselves. We are a profitable, market leader looking forward to develop further, now in a listed environment. “We believe we are well prepared for an upturn in the markets. We are currently the largest window player in Europe, with several well-recognized, local brands in our portfolio. We are also beginning to see the first results from the significant improvement initiatives to streamline production, develop product platforms and improve processes.” Arne Frank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Inwido: “It is time for Inwido to perform in a listed environment. CEO Håkan Jeppsson and his team have both the capabilities and experience from public markets to complete the next stage in the business plan. The plan is focused on continuous improvements of the operations and continued growth on the strong home markets in the Nordics and selected European markets.” Susanna Campbell, CEO of Ratos: “Throughout our ten years as owners, Inwido has gone from being the leading window and door manufacturer in Sweden, to become leading in Europe. Many significant improvement initiatives have been completed to strengthen profitability and efficiency in recent years. Now that Inwido enters into its next phase, where the effects of the initiatives will be fully leveraged, it is our, and the Company’s, belief that it is a suitable time to list the Company and thereby increase the visibility of Inwido and its brands in their continued journey.” Inwido is Europe’s largest supplier of innovative, environmentally adapted, wood-based windows and doors. The company has operations in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland, the UK, Austria and Ireland, as well as exports to a large number of other countries. The Group markets some 20 strong local brands including Elitfönster, SnickarPer, Hajom, Hemmafönster, Outline, Tiivi, Pihla, Diplomat and Sokolka. In the first half of 2014, the Company’s net sales amounted to MSEK 2,208 and operating profit (operating EBITA) adjusted for items affecting comparability amounted to MSEK 155, equivalent to an operating margin of approximately 7.0 per cent. Order bookings increased by 14 per cent. In 2013, Inwido’s net sales amounted MSEK 4,300 and EBITA adjusted for items affecting comparability amounted to MSEK 345, equivalent to an operating margin of approximately 8.0%. The Offering in brief · The Offering is directed to the general public in Sweden and institutional investors. · The Offering comprises 31,882,143 shares in Inwido, corresponding to 55.0 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. · Ratos has reserved the right to increase the Offering and sell an additional maximum of 5,796,525 shares, corresponding to 10.0 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. Further, Ratos has issued an over-allotment option of up to 5,651,796 additional shares, corresponding to up to 15.0 per cent of the total number of shares in the Offering (approximately 9.7 per cent of the total shares in the Company) · If Ratos decides to increase the Offering in full and if the over-allotment option is fully exercised, the Offering comprises a total of 43,330,464 shares, corresponding to 74.7 per cent of the total number of shares in the Company. · The final price in the Offering is expected to be determined within the range of SEK 63-74 per share (the “Offering price”), corresponding to a market value of all shares issued by Inwido of approximately SEK 3.7-4.3 billion. The Offering price is expected to be announced on 26 September, 2014. · A prospectus with full terms and conditions is published today 15 September, 2014, on the Company’s website Read the full press release in the pdf attached

Beijer Electronics invests 175 million SEK in Industrial Data Communication

Over the last few years, Westermo has achieved major success with its robust solutions for Industrial Data Communication. Westermo products have become synonymous with high quality and performance, and Westermo is thus in a strong market position. The Board of Directors therefore wants to expand the business, with the target of growing the turnover from 370 million SEK to nearly 650 million SEK in 2017. The growth is expected to result in an increased profitability compared to present day 14% in EBIT. The total addressable market is estimated to 10 billion SEK, and is expected to grow by more than 10% per year. Main market competitors are companies such as Hirschmann and RuggedCom. The additional investment will expand Westermo’s product offer within the areas Mission Critical Edge Networks and Westermo IP Train, thereby strengthening Westermo’s position in demanding segments such as Rail, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power Distribution and Utilities. The investment plan also includes a substantial reinforcement of the sales organization. Over the coming three years, Westermo will invest 175 million SEK, most of this self-generated through Westermo’s profitable business. During this time period, headcount is expected to increase with approximately 50 people, both within R&D and the sales organization. ”This investment will further strengthen our position as a leading player within our selected segments,” says Anders Ilstam, Chairman of the Board. The Board of Directors also wishes to announce that the present CEO, Fredrik Jönsson, will leave the company after several successful years within the Group. As of September 15, 2014, Anna Belfrage will be acting CEO. The Board wishes to take this opportunity to thank Fredrik Jönsson for his diligent efforts through the years.

Sales development in August and the third quarter 2014

The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 19 percent in local currencies in August 2014 compared to the same month last year. In the third quarter of 2014, i.e. during the period 1 June to 31 August, sales including VAT increased by 16 percent in local currencies. Sales including VAT in the third quarter converted into SEK amounted to SEK 45,259* m (37,411).Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 38,805* m (32,040). The total number of stores amounted to 3,341 on 31 August 2014 versus 2,964 on 31 August 2013. The Nine-Month Report, covering the period 1 December 2013 – 31 August 2014, will be published on 25 September 2014 at 08.00 (CET). Percentage sales development for the month of September will be published on 15 October 2014. * The amounts are provisional and may deviate slightly from the Interim Report that will be released on 25 September 2014. Karl-Johan Persson, CEO Contact person: Nils Vinge, IR Manager           +46-8-796 5250   The information in this press release is that which H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) is required to disclose under Sweden’s Securities Market Act. It was released for publication at 08.00 (CET) on 15 September 2014. H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (publ) was founded in Sweden in 1947 and is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. The company’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price. In addition to H&M, the Group includes the brands COS, Monki, Weekday, Cheap Monday, & Other Stories as well as H&M Home. The H&M Group has more than 3,300 stores in 54 markets. In 2013, sales including VAT were approximately SEK 150 billion. The number of employees amounts to more than 116,000. For further information, visit (

Dannemora Mineral introduces measures to improve liquidity

As previously announced, Dannemora is in need of a bridge financing during the latter part of the extended period of company reorganisation, 13 August to 13 November, to meet liquidity needs throughout the period. Against this background, the operations will be conducted under a temporary production plan that allows the company's financing needs during the remaining period of reorganisation to be covered by self-generated funds. The temporary production plan means that the normal activities of drilling and construction of tunnels for future mining ceases as of Monday, 15 September 2014. As these are forward-oriented measures the company's ability to produce and deliver iron ore during the reorganisation period is not affected. Delivery capability to customers is therefore unchanged. The time that operations can be conducted according to the temporary production plan exceeds the remaining time of the reorganisation period. During the summer, the company has developed a new business plan and a new investment model, which show that the planned investments lead to a clear improvement in financial ratios. Profitability depends on the development of the world market price of iron ore and that the production keeps competitive cost levels. The company believes that the production levels achieved in accordance with the new business plan and investment model can be made at very competitive cost levels and thereby generating good profitability. The business plan is available at Dannemora Mineral's website under Investors/Reorganisation 2014, and is the starting point in the discussions that the company has and intends to have with financiers and investors to find a strong and long-term solution for the company's future.


On 28 August 2014, Steenord Corp. (“Steenord”) announced a mandatory public offer to the shareholders in Agrokultura AB (publ) (“Agrokultura”) to acquire all outstanding shares in Agrokultura for SEK 4.50 per share (the “Mandatory Offer”). Completion of the Mandatory Offer was conditional upon the Mandatory Offer and the acquisition of Agrokultura receiving all necessary regulatory, governmental or similar clearances, approvals and decisions, including approvals and clearances from competition authorities in each case on terms, which, in Steenords opinion, are acceptable. Steenord has, in accordance with the terms of the Mandatory Offer, resolved to waive this condition for completing the Mandatory Offer and declares the Mandatory Offer unconditional. Steenord has resolved to bring forward the date of settlement for shareholders having accepted the Mandatory Offer prior to 29 September 2014. For such shareholders, settlement is expected to commence around 6 October 2014. Shareholders having accepted the Mandatory Offer may withdraw their acceptances until 17.00 CET on 29 September 2014. Steenord has been informed by the Board of Directors of Agrokultura that its statement to the shareholders in Agrokultura whether they should accept the Mandatory Offer or not, will be published no later than on 22 September 2014. The acceptance period will continue until 24 October 2014 and settlement for shareholders having accepted the Mandatory Offer after 29 September 2014, is expected to commence around 31 October 2014. The acceptance period will not be extended. Road Town, 14 September 2014Steenord Corp.The Board of Directors Steenord discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Takeover Rules. The information was submitted for publication on 15 September 2014 at 08.30 (CET). Media ContactFor questions, please contact Achim Lukas, Steenord Corp., telephone: +34 632 368 469, e-mail: For more information about the Mandatory Offer, please visit Important informationThe Mandatory Offer is not being made to persons whose participation in the Mandatory Offer requires that an additional offer document is prepared or registration effected or that any other measures are taken in addition to those required under Swedish law and regulations. This press release and any related offer documentation are not being distributed and must not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country in which the distribution or offering would require any such additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any law or regulation in such country. Any such action will not be permitted or sanctioned by Steenord. Any purported acceptance of the Mandatory Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions may be disregarded. The Mandatory Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, by use of mail or any other means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the internet) in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States, and the Mandatory Offer cannot be accepted by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Accordingly, this press release and any related offer documentation are not being and should not be mailed or otherwise distributed, forwarded or sent in or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Steenord will not deliver any consideration from the Mandatory Offer into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. This press release is not being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered addresses in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding shares for persons in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States must not forward this press release or any other document received in connection with the Mandatory Offer to such persons. This press release has been published in Swedish and English. In the event of any discrepancy in content between the language versions, the Swedish version shall prevail.

ContextVision Launches 3D Visualization Product

Stockholm, Sweden – September 15, 2014 – ContextVision (, a leading provider of image enhancement for 2D and 3D ultrasound, now launches REALiCE, a new software for the sophisticated visualization of fetal ultrasound images. The new software package combines the proprietary GOP 3D enhancement with a new rendering technology, making it possible to achieve an image quality rarely seen before. This will help manufacturers deliver more realistic images for prenatal ultrasound. “This unique product will further strengthen our position in the growing 3D ultrasound software market,” said Anita Tollstadius, CEO of ContextVision. “We already have a unique 3D filter on the market and no one else can provide a combination with rendering software like ours.” The use of 3D ultrasound is growing and visualization of the unborn baby has become very popular among expecting parents. The new visualization software offers photography-like images of the fetus and provides diagnostic information for the doctor. There is also an increasing interest for further applications, such as visualization of the heart. “We are very pleased that we have been able to develop a high quality product in a very short time,” continued Tollstadius. “It proves our capabilities to efficiently turn new technology into viable products.” The product is being displayed at the International Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISOUG) in Barcelona this week. About ContextVision ContextVision is a leading provider of image enhancement software to the global medical imaging industry since 1983, with the versatile GOP® technology at its core. We play a key role in helping manufacturers by offering clinicians unparalleled diagnostic image quality, ultimately providing patients with better care. ContextVision continues to offer the latest software and expertise within ultrasound, x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, fluoroscopy and computed tomography. Our groundbreaking technology and lengthy expertise have granted us a pioneer position within 2D/3D/4D image enhancement across multiple modalities. For more information, please visit

Gregori Aminoff Prize 2015

“For his development of diffraction methods for studying surfaces and nanomaterials”. New tools for the study of the structure of matter Professor Ian Robinson has made a number of pioneering contributions in the field of X-ray diffraction, which is a method used to determine the three-dimensional structure of a crystal. He is in the forefront when it comes to utilising the opportunities provided by increasingly advanced synchrotron light sources and free-electron lasers in the study of the electronic and structural properties of solids. During the 1980s, Robinson further developed x-ray diffraction, allowing the study of surfaces. Until that time the standard technique for studying surface structures had been LEED (Low Energy Electron Diffraction), which uses electrons rather than X-rays to create a diffraction pattern. The use of electrons results in great surface sensitivity, whereas X-ray radiation penetrates much further into a material. When the technique of X-ray diffraction could be made sufficiently surface sensitive, it had many advantages. X-ray diffraction can provide more precise results. The ability of X-rays to penetrate further into a material also makes it possible to look inside a reaction cell and study the chemical processes occurring on a catalyst surface in such a cell. Robinson’s development work has been related to both the experimental techniques and the methods used in interpreting the results, and his method is used at a number of the world’s foremost laboratories. Ian Robinson is also active in the development of new synchrotron radiation-based techniques, which use the high degree of coherence of these light sources, i.e. the fact that the light waves are in phase with each other. Over the last decades, diffraction based methods have been developed that allow detailed three-dimensional mapping of materials – and Robinson is one of the pioneers in this area. He has demonstrated how it is possible to obtain a three-dimensional representation of deformations and defects in nanomaterials. Using the extremely short X-ray pulses from the LCLS (Linac Coherent Light Source) free-electron laser at Stanford, Robinson and his colleagues have also shown how one can excite motion (phonons) of the atoms in individual nanoparticles and follow how these movements propagate in the particles. The prize will be presented at the Annual meeting of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 31 March 2015. Prize amount: SEK 100,000 The Laureate Ian Robinson, UK citizen. Robinson has a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, UK and received his PhD from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA in 1981. Until 1992, Robinson worked at AT&T Bell Labs (Murray Hill, NJ, USA), after which he was appointed to a professorship at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. In 2006 he was appointed professor at the London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London. Robinson is also a Diamond Fellow at the Research Complex at Harwell, Oxford, UK. More information: Research Complex at Harwell ( London Centre for Nanotechnology ( 2014, the International Year of Crystallography Crystallography is the science of the atomic structure of solids. X-ray crystallography can be used to determine the atomic structure of a crystal; an X-ray beam is aimed at a crystal, causing a diffraction pattern that can be used to produce a 3D model of the crystal. This technique is commonly used in geology, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and materials science, to determine mineral properties, protein and DNA structures and in the work to develop new functional materials. This year has been named the International Year of Crystallography, partly to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of X-ray diffraction and partly to mark the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s discovery and description of the symmetry of ice crystals. Free articles of Aminoff Laureates at Physica Scripta The International Year of Crystallography will be marked in the scientific journal Physica Scripta by a series of publications celebrating the diversity of crystallography and the achievements that have been made through the application of crystallographic techniques. A considerable number of Aminoff Prize Laureates have kindly agreed to contribute a personal account of their research achievements. The intention is to provide a complete background for teachers and lecturers to enable them and their students to see how the subject developed and how the techniques are applied in other fields within the context of the Aminoff Prize. Download the articles from Physica Scripta. ( About the Gregori Aminoff Prize The Gregori Aminoff Prize rewards documented individual contributions to the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and dissolution of crystal structures. Some preference should be shown for work evincing elegance in the approach to the problem. The prize was first awarded in 1979 and is primarily awarded to an individual Swedish or foreign researcher, otherwise to a research group of no more than three people. Read more about the Gregori Aminoff Prize. (,,604/?epieditmode=True) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, founded in 1739, is an independent organization whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. The Academy takes special responsibility for the natural sciences and mathematics, but endeavours to promote the exchange of ideas between various disciplines.

Leading Event Hire Company Casablanca Hire Is One Of First Businesses To Secure Dot London Domain

London’s favourite event and party hire company Casablanca Hire has become one of the first businesses to secure a revolutionary dot London domain. Casablanca Hire and its sister company Chair Hire London ( supply marquees, furniture and essential catering equipment for major corporate functions and intimate hospitality events throughout the capital. Having launched the new site using the London URL, the company has also launched five further domain names including ‘’ and ‘’ to secure its competitive edge. The new spate of dot London domain names are highly beneficial for bustling businesses in the city and dot London, the registrar of dot London domain names, has announced Casablanca Hire as one of the pioneers in the future of establishing the cutting-edge URL. Within four days of registering its site, Casablanca Hire ranked second on online search engines within options pertaining to the company name keywords. Heath Meek, Owner of Casablanca Hire says, “More than 45% of our business comes to us through the website so for us making the choice to use a dot London domain name was an essential move. The majority of our customers search for us online using relevant keywords such as ‘chair hire’ or ‘marquees in London’ so the dot London domain has proven to be a wise investment. “Dot London is set to become the domain of choice for city businesses, companies and services and may even override and .com domains on search engines. All of our business is concentrated within the London area so it makes sense for our domain name to reflect our market. We highly recommend it to other local businesses within the capital.” Founded in 2005, the NW9 London company initially focused on North London suburbs before quickly establishing itself as London’s go-to company for furniture and event hire. Casablanca Hire has supplied marquees, furniture and gazebos for various events including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Piccadilly and the St Patricks Day Parade. Providing thousands of large and small necessities, including chairs, tables, cutlery, crockery and linen to anything from wedding receptions to private garden parties, the companies have established themselves as a high quality, much valued staple within their industry. From marquee delivery to chair hire in London (, the event specialists are the go-to company for all of London’s event hire need.  Now heralded as a London pioneer of the dot London domain name, Casablanca Hire remains at the cutting edge as dot London domains are revealed to be the next step for many Londoners. Mr Meek adds, “We are very proud to be one of the first London businesses to use a dot London name. It’s a badge we wear with pride. Our business is concentrated within London, our clientele is London based and it’s such a vibrant, exciting and dynamic city bursting with potential. Dot London domains are fresh, current and very hot on the market right now and we’re glad we were one of the first to snap one up.” As the general availability of dot London domain names opened on September 9th, London’s many industries are set to flock to the site to secure pioneering new domain names of their own. To find out more about Casablanca Hire’s range of party and event hire items and equipment, visit or

Big Changes at Cabinet Tronix Mean More Options and Designer Finishes For All Customers

Cabinet Tronix, the US’ leading provider of TV lift furniture, is making big changes to the way it manufactures and sells its luxury A/V furniture, in a bid to offer a bigger selection of options to its dedicated client base. With its selection of TV lift cabinets and full bed sets with integrated TV lifts, Cabinet Tronix has established itself as a leader in this field, and now they’re changing the way they offer their in-stock products to ensure those looking for a beautiful piece of furniture can customize it and personalize it the way they want. Instead of having in-stock models that can be ordered from the San Diego warehouse, Cabinet Tronix now offer in-stock sizes - meaning that those searching for a motorized TV unit can choose from a range of beautiful designer finishes to ensure they get the high-end look that will match the rest of their home or business. With 16 finishes, from Camden White to Dark Walnut, the units are now one of the most sought-after pieces for any living room or bedroom. Customers can choose from lustrous Rich Mahogany or go for the shabby-chic style of the Country Cottage finish to ensure that their luxury purchase ends up exactly as they always dreamed it would. Trace McCullough, of Cabinet Tronix, says, “Thousands of people admire the designs of our in-stock collections, whether they prefer the modern or the traditional look. Now with an increased range of finishes for every single cabinet, and a range of sizes to choose from, we’re allowing our customers more of an input than ever. These pieces are huge investments and they stand proudly in homes and businesses all over the country, so we agreed it would be hugely important for anyone purchasing a TV lift cabinet from us to have a say in how it looks when it arrives at their premises.” The new options apply to all in-stock products, whether they’re from the modern collection or the transitional range. The modern range has up to five designer finishes to choose from, and the classic traditional units can be customized with up to 16 different custom finishes. The units are even available unfinished, for a unique look that won’t be found anywhere else! The move to change the way these units are offered is just another in a long line of moves by the Cabinet Tronix team to ensure all customers receive the very best treatment and the highest quality products. The Cabinet Tronix range of TV lift furniture is one of the only top-of-the-range collections to be made right here in the USA, so those keen on supporting local businesses and homegrown style can showcase the talent of US artisanal craftsmen in their own living rooms. With many of our everyday pieces of furniture and decorative items imported from countries all over the world, sometimes it’s preferable to have a show-stopping centrepiece that has been produced on home soil. The complete range of Cabinet Tronix pop-up TV lifts has been crafted by experts in the San Diego warehouse, painstakingly carved and honed to create the stunning furniture line viewable on the website. Trace McCullough, of Cabinet Tronix, says, “We’re proud to have our entire range manufactured right here in the US. There are thousands of great products available all around the world, but we think there’s something special and unique about having a statement piece of US craftsmanship standing proudly in your living space or your bedroom. Each of our units is made by hand by our expert team here in California, and we know that thousands of US citizens will share our enthusiasm about these home-grown products that we are so honoured to be selling.” The imagination and creative skill of the team at Cabinet Tronix is showcased to its fullest in their range of inspirational TV lift designs, which show just how a charcoal drawing can be brought to life by hard work and fantastic skill. If it can be dreamed, it can be done – especially by the talented team that have been drafted into San Diego from all over the country to offer their expertise to Cabinet Tronix. The TV lift furniture range made in the USA comes in four unique collections: stock size transitional, stock size modern, custom transitional and custom modern. The custom collections allow customers to choose their own specifications for the unit, whether they need it made in a certain size, with a custom finish or another modification that will make the unit truly theirs. This raises a challenge for the Cabinet Tronix team, who set to work creating the unit from scratch, delivering an unfailingly beautiful and functional product at the end. Building a TV lift cabinet from the ground up is no easy task, but the skilled team at Cabinet Tronix pit all of their talent and knowledge on a daily basis to bring beautiful pop-up furniture to thousands of homes across the US. To find out more about the incredible range of Cabinet Tronix pop-up TV lifts, visit: Facebook: Twitter:

Bookings Being Taken For Next Summer In Charming French Riviera Villa

A stunning French villa has started taking bookings for next year’s season, so those who need a hot summer holiday can start dreaming of their 2015 trip to the French Riviera. The property, situated in the quaint and charming town of Vence, is perfectly placed for those who want to enjoy the glamour of Nice and Cannes by day, before retreating to a traditional French village during the evenings for local cuisine and delicious wine. The five-bedroom French villa is spacious and luxuriously appointed, with modern French furnishings and all of the mod-cons expected of a holiday home in this affluent region. Visitors to the villa can enjoy Wi-Fi, Sky TV, a swimming pool and almost an acre of land, for total privacy on the Cote d’Azur next year. Retreating from the hectic nature of life in the UK has never seemed so appealing! The 2015 season at the villa kicks off in April, when temperatures on the south coast will be starting to rise ahead of a blistering summer. The Mediterranean location offers a wonderful climate all year round, but the months of April and May are particularly pleasant – balmy temperatures in the day, without the overbearing heat that often comes with high summer. The town of Vence itself is a hidden gem on the Cote d’Azur, with a charming pedestrianized old town, plenty of artisan shops and cafes, and a multitude of activities for visitors to enjoy. There are golf courses and tennis courts in close proximity, and lush beaches are just a short drive away. Vence is renowned for its flower markets, with merchants coming from miles around to share beautiful blooms with residents and tourists alike, and when the sun goes down, the inhabitants of the French village enjoy classical concerts and jazz recitals in the quaint town square. Phil Chesworth, owner of the villa, says, “The villa is hugely popular with regular guests and new visitors who come to us to enjoy a slice of traditional French living on the south coast. With Nice and Cannes just a short distance away, and the tranquillity of Vence on the doorstep of the property, the villa is ideally placed for all kinds of holidaymakers, whether they’re young families, retired couples or groups of friends.” He adds, “Our 2015 looks to be popular as the economy picks up and foreign holidays become viable for many families again – we encourage anyone interested in staying at this beautiful villa to register their interest with us quickly, before we’re all booked up!” For more information about the villa in Vence, please visit the website:

SKF celebrates 15 years as a recognized leader within sustainability

Gothenburg, Sweden, 15 September 2014: For the 15th year in a row, SKF has been listed as one of the world’s most sustainable companies by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). In particular, the Company has once more been recognized as best-in-class within both environmental reporting and environmental management.    “Fifteen years after first being included in the DJSI, I am incredibly proud to see that the hard work and commitment to sustainability that is exhibited by our people across the world continues to be recognized,” says Tom Johnstone, SKF President and CEO.    SKF defines sustainability as SKF Care, which encompasses Business Care, Environmental Care, Employee Care and Community Care.  SKF BeyondZero is SKF’s strategy to create a positive impact on the environment. It consists of two simultaneous approaches:• to reduce the environmental impact resulting from SKF’s operations• to provide customers with innovative technologies, products and solutions that offer improved environmental performance. SKF works to improve economic, environmental and social performance over the full value chain. A good example is the Group's climate strategy, which includes suppliers, SKF operations, transportation, distribution and customer solutions. This strategy and approach has been recognized by WWF through the nomination of SKF as a WWF Climate Saver. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes were launched in 1999 and are longest-running and most prestigious global sustainability benchmarks worldwide.  In addition, SKF is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index. Aktiebolaget SKF       (publ)

Hill’s™ spreads the joy with £15,000 prize fund as vet from Ireland wins the star prize

Press release September 2014 To celebrate the launch of its new Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Urinary Stress, Hill’s has been running an exciting £15,000 prize fund competition open to vets and vet nurses from UK and Ireland throughout 2014. At the mid-way point the star prize has now been drawn and astounded vet Patricia Fagan from veterinary practice Paws a While Trim, in Co. Meath, Ireland has bagged two tickets to the 39th World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Congress in Cape Town and a luxury safari experience of a lifetime, worth a whopping £10,000.  To enter the competition, vets or nurses simply have to recommend and trial Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Urinary Stress with a new case and share the proof of purchase with Hill’s. Although the main prize has already been awarded, every month until the end of the year will see a winner receive a state of the art MISCO Digital Handheld Refractometer worth £300. For Patricia, entering the Hill’s competition means the chance for an undreamt of opportunity to go on the holiday of a lifetime. Initial disbelief prompted her first response, “I’m actually going to Cape Town? No way!” and she says that even now, as she makes her preparations to leave, she is still in shock.  “Even tickets to WSAVA alone would have been amazing, so to win such a fabulous trip as well, seems far too good to be true. It’s been a lifelong ambition of mine to see the big five in their natural habitat but I doubt I would ever have actually managed to organise and fund it myself – so thank you Hill’s for making it all a reality.” Having just finished her first year of a two-year GP Cert in Medicine and Ophthalmology, her once in a lifetime trip couldn’t have come at a better time, giving her a break from a busy working schedule. The hard work and dedication of one of Patricia’s colleagues has paid off too, “My wonderful vet nurse helped me fill in the entry forms, so it really was no extra effort to enter the competition and as the trip is for two, I’m definitely going to take her - much to my husband’s dismay!” Patricia says it’s impossible to pick one thing she’s looking forward to most, “I’ve heard that the flora and fauna of South Africa is spectacular at that time of year, which I’m really looking forward to, as well as seeing all of the animals. Even the thought of seeing a giant beetle or massive spider excites (and slightly scares) me. Witnessing the wild cats in their natural environment will be a bit of a change from the household feline but I can’t wait to get kitted out in some camouflage gear and hopefully see some up close!” Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Urinary Stress supports the management of the causes of FLUTD and has proved to be very popular in vet practices throughout the UK and Ireland since its launch at the start of 2014. Patricia thinks that exciting luxury holidays aside, there are many benefits to recommending Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Urinary Stress, “Clients tell me their cats love the taste, so they really enjoy feeding the diet to them. I find that involving clients proactively helps strengthen that client-vet relationship and that’s something we can all feel good about.” For more information about Hill’s™ Prescription Diet™ c/d™ Urinary Stress diet, visit or

Rachel Vogeleisen Reignites the Experiences of Unsung WWII Heroines

18 of Great Britain’s World War Two heroines have been given the recognition they deserve with the launch of a brand new book from London based photographer Rachel Vogeleisen. Combining first-hand conversational narratives with a series of ‘then and now’ photographs, ‘Women who served during World War Two. In their own words’ ( is a fantastic celebration of female contribution to the Second World War. Vogeleisen explains, “I am incredibly proud of what I have accomplished with the help of some truly incredible women. The book offers a fascinating insight into an aspect of the war effort that many are unaware of. It allows some of those women, who were as modest as they were brave, to be seen and heard. I think that it’s hugely important that their stories be told as they are wonderful role models for contemporary young females.” World War II was a hugely progressive time for women, with many homemakers swapping the kitchen for the factory in a bid to replace departed male soldiers. As well as home front efforts, many women also served abroad in a variety of different roles. While front line ladies such as Nancy Wake, Elsie Ott and Eileen Nearne went down in history, others put their shoulder to the wheel and made their own contributions that went largely untold. Vogeleisen said, “Often missing from our heroic view of the war, however, is the role played by women. Without them countries would have come to a standstill; there would have been no trains, no buses, no munitions factories, the list goes on.” Over six decades later, Vogeleisen has delved into the efforts of female volunteers who gave their time and even risked their lives to serve their Great Britain. Their first hand narratives offer readers a rare glimpse into the experiences of WWII’s female recruits and where they are today. Featuring confessions, reflections and words of wisdom, ‘Women who served during World War Two. In their own words’ is a must read publication for anyone interested in pioneering women and the role they played in WWII. Vogeleisen’s interest in the female war effort came to light after writing a BA English essay titled, ‘Women’s Contribution to the Second World War Effort.’ This sparked a passion which led to her pursuing the subject in her final MA Photography project. The result is the completion of a unique publication that shines the spotlight on the efforts of the female contribution to WWII and offers contemporary young readers some truly inspirational role models.   The softcover edition of ‘Women who served during World War Two. In their own words’ is now available to order from Blurb for just £49. Hardcover dust jacket and image wrap editions are also available for £59.90. To purchase the book visit To find out more about Rachel and her work, visit

Take a Guided Tour Around the World’s Most Coveted Destination – London!

The city of London officially became the world’s most popular tourist destination last year, with a 20% surge in holidaymakers visiting the bustling city – and it’s now easier than ever before for tourists to navigate the busy attractions and see all of the must-see sights, with a brand new match-up service for travellers and city guides. Tour Guide Me ( is an exciting new service that allows tourists to the UK’s capital to choose the perfect tour guide for them, ensuring that they get the most out of their London excursion. London is a huge city with thriving nightlife, a plethora of historic monuments and one of the most dynamic and varied arts scenes in Europe. Whether tourists want to spend a weekend sampling the city’s best delicacies in top restaurants and eateries, or enjoy a whistle-stop one-day tour of the Camden region with a knowledgeable local, Tour Guide Me puts them in touch with the people that can make their trip to the capital truly unforgettable. A spokesman for Tour Guide Me says, “London is now officially the world’s most popular tourist destination, and it’s not difficult to see why! The city is bursting with vibrant energy and is at the cutting-edge of urban living, with contemporary arts, cool eateries and trendy outer boroughs perfect for younger tourists. It’s also a city with an abundance of history – Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament; they’re all within walking distance in one of the world’s most remarkable cities.” He adds, “Tour Guide Me allows all visitors to London to tailor their visit, so they’ll see the side of London that they want to. Whether military history is your thing, or whether you have come to London to sample its famed culinary delights, we can match you up with the guide that will make your trip one to remember.” The service allows holidaymakers to post a brief relating to their perfect holiday, detailing the sights they want to see and the things they’re most interested in. Once their brief goes up on Tour Guide Me, a plethora of expert guides in the city will be able to reply with proposals and pitches, so that tourists can choose the one they think best suits their needs. The comparison element not only means that they get to handpick the guide that they feel is on their wavelength – users can also compare prices on the spot. Open-top bus tours, walking group tours and other last-minute offers are in abundance in London, but many of them are overpriced and generic to cater to a wider audience. Those with more niche interests can find the tour guide that will cater to their exact needs, at a competitive price. London is expected to be one of the world’s busiest cities over the summer as hordes of tourists descend once more. With Tour Guide Me, it’s easier than ever to navigate the vibrant, bustling city, and leave London having seen and experienced everything you came for. To find out more about Tour Guide Me, visit their website:

Launch Of Lead Generation Course Leads the Way for Social Selling in Australia

A generation of young executives are riding the social media wave that hit Australia with force ever since Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook, and LinkedIn is emerging as a revolutionary business networking tool. Young entrepreneur Nathanial Bibby is making a name for himself as the "go-to-man" for outstanding results in B2B marketing and lead generation on LinkedIn.Bibby Consulting is launching a new course designed to help busy Australian professionals from all industries locate exciting new leads utilising the LinkedIn social networking platform. As 80% of leads among successful sales people are self-generated, the platform provides an exhilarating new opportunity for businesses to get kick-started. Linked Insider is designed to maximise the potential of pioneering targeted and scalable lead generation strategies to connect bustling businesses with relevant parties worldwide. With numerous traditional marketing and sales strategies failing to garner successful results, businesses are lamenting the lack of success generated from their websites, profiles and legions of followers on LinkedIn. Linked Insider ensures that businesses can adapt and maintain a competitive edge, boasting effective online marketing strategies that are proven to attract leads.Designed by 29 year old digital entrepreneur Nathanial Bibby, the course connects businesses with leading Australian sales and entrepreneurial contacts, revolutionising the online marketing platform. The top tycoon has achieved a lot in the past six months, becoming renowned as one of Australia’s leading authorities on LinkedIn. Linked Insider locates relevant individuals in the required target demographic and connects with them using targeted tailor made invitations opening up opportunities to liaise with new network members. Optimising the interest available to businesses, companies can connect with and reach 5 million business professionals within Australia to generate unlimited leads and boost business momentum. Nathanial Bibby said, “People funnel a lot of time and energy into creating sites and making connections that seem to lead nowhere. The Linked Insider programme yields fast results as it provides a way of optimising an individual or business’ LinkedIn profile for maximum exposure in all the right places - so it’s great for businesses that have been around for a while but are stagnating or fresh entrepreneurial ventures that need to get the word out. LinkedIn is a great platform for likeminded individuals to meet and connect so we’re very excited to intensify the opportunities available with Linked Insider.” Mr Bibby adds, “In this day and age, it’s not as easy as making a profile and messaging potential clients. Businesses need to know what they want from the site and who they want to attract. Once they can answer these questions they can use Linked Insider to get the most out of the network and see huge improvements.”To find out about the exciting launch of Linked Insider, or to learn more about BIBBY Consulting Group visit:

Only-apartments Urge Winter Holidaymakers To Start Planning Now

As summer getaways fade to a distant memory, Only-apartments is urging British holidaymakers to start planning their winter holidays well in advance. While the months of June, July and August are considered high season for beachside resort towns and chic European cities, many destinations are equally as popular during the winter months. Approximately 20% of Brits plan to take a winter break and while some are in search of the sun, many are setting their sights on the snow. Alon Eldar, CEO of Only-apartments said said, “As always, we experienced a huge influx of booking during the summer months. While things cool off a bit come September, our team is gearing up for the winter rush which sees apartments in Europe’s premier winter destinations snapped up like hotcakes. As such, we’re urging people to get in quick if they want to secure a fantastic deal on accommodation during the Christmas period.” Russia is one such destination that is particularly enchanting in winter. After all, there’s nothing quite as quintessentially Russian than fur coats, warming shots of vodka and snow-capped cathedral domes. The capital city of Moscow is by far one of the country’s most coveted destinations. Only-apartments offers Moscow holidaymakers 71 unique apartments scattered across the city. Those wishing to venture further afield can browse Saint Petersburg apartments or even look at staying in Sochi, home to the 2014 Winter Olympics.  Another hugely popular winter destination is Germany’s 357,168 km2 of spectacular scenery, hospitable culture and fascinating history. When the winter months roll in, the nation transforms into a picturesque winter wonderland. November to February is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Germany, with an abundance of snow covered castles, pristine ski slopes, enchanting Christmas markets and glittering ice rinks. With 808 apartments dotted across the country, those in search of an archetypal winter wonderland enjoy a huge range of accommodation options. From Berlin and Cologne to Munich and Hamburg, Only-apartments offer cost effective short term accommodation in 23 German towns and cities.     Austria is always a popular winter destination and with 199 apartments located in Vienna, Salzburg and beyond, travellers can base themselves in the city of their choice. Those willing to head north and brave the Scandinavian chill are rewarded with incredible winter experiences unlike anywhere else on the planet. From reindeer feeding and husky sled riding to frozen fjords tours and seeking out the illusive Northern Lights, winter in Scandinavia is truly unique. And with 49 apartments located throughout the region, Only-apartments is the perfect place to find affordable accommodation for the trip of a lifetime.  To find out more about Only-apartments and secure a fantastic deal on winter accommodation across Europe, visit the website at:

Centre Of Digital Excellence’ Announces The Launch of MASHUP Digital Marketing Conference in Kuwait

One of the world’s leading digital consultancy services ( has announced a fantastic new marketing conference in the up-and-coming tech hotspot of Kuwait – where leaders will develop the capacity to transform themselves, their organizations and their communities. MASHUP is a dynamic new conference from the team at the Centre of Digital Excellence, where innovators and visionaries will unite for two days to discuss how technology, market trends and new business models are changing how the world does business in the age of the connected consumer. MASHUP will take place on 16-17 November at the Kuwait Fair Ground Hall 7, and will be an event catering for the entire Middle East – a place where digital commerce is progressing in leaps and bounds as it becomes a global hub for business and online ventures. With a host of exciting speakers, seminars and workshops from some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as the opportunity to network with some of the most powerful people in the world of digital technologies and marketing, MASHUP is an event that cannot be missed. A spokesman for the Centre of Digital Excellence says, “MASHUP ( is an exciting new event that will help us all to explore and analyse how the role of digital is evolving, as well as navigating some of the most pressing issues in marketing, media and advertising today. We will be uniting some of the most dynamic and renowned speakers and innovators in the field, to discuss everything from the effect of digital technologies on consumer behavior, marketing automation, data visualization, new approaches to advertising to the changing face of journalism thanks to digital advancement.” He adds, “In the bustling metropolis of Kuwait, we will be bringing together an elite group of some of the brightest minds in digital marketing – it’s an event that is a must for anyone serious about furthering their own digital development and making some valuable contacts along the way.” MASHUP attendees will be able to network with top-tier clients, eye-opening agencies and a number of game-changing entrepreneurs – and when they’re not taking the business cards of contacts that could further their business, they can attend a series of specially designed training sessions. These sessions have been formulated to fuel inspiration with the crucial knowledge that will bring ideas to life. From emerging trends to important digital skills, the conference offers real stimulation and encouragement that will last long after the last session at MASHUP. Anyone interested in attending MASHUP is invited to register at the website. There are also opportunities to sponsor the event, with various different levels available, from Academy Sponsorship to Networking Dinner Sponsorship. The conference is a fantastic way for breakthrough brands in the digital realm to get their name heard and take the next step on the ladder, or for existing behemoths to reaffirm their status as leaders in the competitive sector. For more information about MASHUP or CODE, please visit the website:

Megaman Bulbs Help Save on Energy Bills Through Long Winter

BLT’s expanded collection of dimmable Megaman bulbs could help people save hundreds on their electricity bill throughout what promises to be a long, cold winter in the UK. With the evenings already beginning to draw in as we head into the autumn months, the thoughts of many homeowners will turn to heating and lighting their home throughout the colder half of the year. Energy bills are higher than ever, and many people will be searching for ways they can dramatically slash their electricity output – before the brown envelopes start to fall onto the doormat. The leading lighting supplier, BLT Direct, is encouraging anyone worried about this winter’s bills to invest in some dimmable LED light bulbs – the bulbs are high-efficiency, low-cost and they put the user in total control with a range of dimming options that decrease output with ease. Steven Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct, says, “When the long nights of the summer start to fade, many people start to set out their financial plans and budgets for the winter ahead. With our dimmable Megaman bulbs, homeowners are given greater power over their lighting output, rather than having only two options: on or off. This will help thousands to save on their energy bills and put pounds into their pockets rather than using it all on electricity to see them through the dark mornings and evenings.” Not all activities in the home require a full blast of illumination from a light bulb that is fully switched on. Many prefer to watch TV in the evenings with some dim illumination – and the same goes for the time when they’re getting ready for bed. Bright lights can cause overstimulation, which can make it harder to get to sleep. Many people dim the lights slightly before they get into bed, to let the body know it’s time to wind down for the evening. The Megaman dimmable bulbs are perfect for all of these applications – and they can save as much as £110 per bulb over the course of their considerable life span. Their reductions in energy consumption can be as high as 80%, as in the LED 7-watt Megaman Candle Light Bulb, for example. As well as having a multitude of energy savings, the Megaman bulbs are great for creating ambience and setting the mood. Whether having dinner with a loved one or attempting to calm down the children for the night, low lighting is perfect for creating a serene and relaxed mood within a living space. When it comes to saving energy and making a house feel more like a home, the collection of Megaman dimmable LED bulbs is just the ticket. To explore BLT Direct’s full range of energy-saving light bulbs for domestic and commercial properties, visit the BLT Direct website

2014 Chicago Council Survey of American Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy Shows Public Support for “Active” Role in World Affairs

September 15, 2014 CHICAGO – Americans show solid support for U.S. international engagement according to a major report (PDF) ( released today by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on its 2014 survey of American public opinion on foreign policy. In stark contrast to the ongoing dialogue among the political elite suggesting the American public has become more isolationist, the Chicago Council Survey data reveal that six in ten Americans continue to say that the United States should play an active part in world affairs.“It’s clear that Americans are fatigued by a decade of war, but describing them as isolationist is misleading,” said Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder, president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  “They understand that we live in a dangerous world, and that our safety and security will at times require a resort to arms. When that clearly is the case, Americans will support using force.”While Americans remain war-weary after Iraq and Afghanistan and prefer to stay out of large-scale interventions that require extended deployments of ground troops, majorities of Americans are willing to support air strikes or send U.S. troops in response to top threats or humanitarian crises.   “Americans want engagement,” said Jane Harman, director, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where the Chicago Council report will be publicly released ( today. “What they don’t want is military-centric engagement. They’ve seen us make some problems worse because we failed to understand tribal societies and what sort of help could make a difference.”This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Chicago Council Survey, and over the decades, American attitudes toward foreign policy have consistently supported international engagement. The public continues to support robust U.S. leadership on the global stage, favoring diplomacy-first solutions and working within a multilateral framework.  “We are seeing a return to views on international engagement and the use of force that existed prior to the 9/11 attacks,” said Dina Smeltz, principal author of the new report and senior fellow for public opinion and foreign policy at The Chicago Council. “Far from expressing a desire to retreat, what is most notable about these survey results is how steady American support for foreign policy engagement has been over the 40 years the Council has been polling.”The full report (PDF) ( contains additional key findings: · Americans support active U.S. engagement abroad to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals, including long-term overseas military bases. Despite increasing criticism of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more Americans continue to favor maintaining (39%) or increasing (25%) defense spending. · For the first time ever, Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say the U.S. should stay out of world affairs. In fact, since 2006, the proportion of Republicans who say they want the U.S. to stay out of world affairs has nearly doubled (from 20% to 40% today). · Cyberterrorism rated top threat to U.S. vital interests, followed by terrorism. The majority (69%) believe that a cyber-attack on U.S. computer networks is the top threat to U.S. vital interests. Terrorism has been among top threats since first asked about in 1994, and remains one of the few situations where majorities of Americans say they are willing to support the use of U.S. troops. · Globalization receives the highest endorsement ever. Two out of three Americans say that globalization is mostly a good thing (65%), the highest ever recorded percentage to feel this way since 2006. Six in ten also support the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with Europe (62%) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated with a dozen Pacific Rim countries (63%). · Now more than ever, Americans view economic power as superior to military power. Eight in ten Americans (77%) say that economic strength is more important than military power (23%) – more than they ever said so in the past. A plurality of the public holds a misperception that China has already surpassed the United States in terms of economic power (45%), with 27 percent thinking the U.S. is more powerful economically and 26 percent thinking they are about equal. · Americans seem comfortable in a world where power is diffusing among nations and institutions. Americans support multilateral approaches to decision making in foreign policy and six in ten agree that when dealing with international problems, the U.S. should be more willing to make decisions within the UN even if this means that the U.S. will sometimes have to go along with a  policy that is not its first choice (59%, up since 2008). · Only a minority now see the rise of China as a critical threat to US interests (41%) compared to majorities in the mid-1990s. And two in three Americans (67%) say that the U.S. should undertake friendly cooperation and engagement with China rather than actively working to limit China’s growth (29%).   · Americans broadly support surveillance efforts against hostile nations. Only one in three (34%) supports placing greater restrictions on the National Security Agency (NSA), and seven in ten or more think the U.S. should be listening in on the governments of China, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Russia. The 2014 survey is available on The Chicago Council on Global Affairs website, ( Additional polling information is available on The Chicago Council’s data-related blog, ( For updates follow #2014CCS (, @ChicagoCouncil (, @RoguePollster (, and watch the release event live stream. Data was collected between May 6 to May 29, 2014 among a national sample of 2,108 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. The margin of error is ± 2.1 percentage points. The full dataset from this year’s study will be made available on the website in January 2015. ### About The Chicago Council on Global AffairsThe Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is an independent, non-partisan organization committed to educating the public — and influencing the public discourse — on global issues of the day. The Council provides a forum in Chicago for world leaders, policymakers and other experts to speak to its members and the public on these issues. Long known for its public opinion surveys of American views on foreign policy, The Chicago Council also brings together stakeholders to examine issues and offer policy insight into areas such as global agriculture, the global economy, global energy, global cities, global security and global immigration. Learn more at ( and follow @ChicagoCouncil ( for updates.


Charitable volunteers from across the transport industry cycled to Brussels at the weekend, in a bid to raise £75,000 for Transaid. The 34-strong team had already raised £45,000 by the time they set off on the 340km ride on Friday (12 September) and are confident of reaching their fundraising target once the remaining sponsorship money is collected. Riders set off from the Freight Transport Association’s head office in Tunbridge Wells and headed for Dover where they caught the ferry to Calais. Their adventure continued through France where even the most experienced cyclists were challenged by a very strong head wind. The group celebrated the end of this particularly difficult day in Bruges where they enjoyed a well-earned break and glass of beer, completing the final 74 miles to Brussels on Sunday (September 14), finishing at the city’s iconic Grand Place. Upon arrival the cyclists were greeted by a party from the International Association of Public Transport – who put on a champagne and chocolate reception. Funds raised from the event will enable Transaid to continue its vital projects in Africa, which save lives and reduce poverty for rural communities by providing them with life saving transport solutions. Transaid’s Acting Chief Executive, Caroline Barber, says: “Cycling 340km takes a lot of dedication and we were delighted so many loyal and committed supporters wanted to take part in our fundraising challenge. This was our third European cycle event and it was a great success. I’m sure there are quite a few tired legs today but we’re looking forward to next year’s challenge!” The event was sponsored by international freight and logistics company Uniserve and included riders from Alpine Travel, Argos, Backhouse Jones Solicitors, Cadence Consulting, Clipper Logistics, Collect+, Delin Capital, DHL, GBC Europe, Marks and Spencer, Narrow Aisle, Norbert Dentressangle Logistics, Norbert Dentressangle Transport, PIE Mapping, Prospect Coaches, Transport for London, Traveline Information, University of Hull and Utrack. Transaid’s next event is its Africa Cycle ride in June 2015. Riders will take in the beautiful landscape of Tanzania, cycling 400km between Mount Kilimanjaro and the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. Anyone wishing to get involved can contact Florence Bearman on 020 7387 8136 or email ends Note to Editor: Transaid ( is an international development agency that aims to improve people’s quality of life in the developing world by making transport more available and affordable. It was founded by Save The Children and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and works by sharing skills and knowledge with local people to enable them to put in place and manage efficient transport systems. Transaid’s core work includes creating transport management systems for the public sector and assisting with the provision of professional driving qualification development and the training of driver trainers. It also assists with teaching preventive vehicle maintenance management and introducing local, low cost transport solutions including its innovative bicycle ambulance. Transaid also helps promote HIV, AIDS and road safety awareness and shares its specialist knowledge with the humanitarian aid sector. Transaid enjoys strong backing from the transport and logistics industry and the active involvement of its patron, HRH The Princess Royal. For further press information: Aggie Krasnolucka-Hickman at Transaid +44 (0)20 7387 8136Faye McBride or James Keeler at Garnett Keeler +44 (0)20 8647 4467 TRAN/247/14


Subject to the completion of the secondary listing and the proposed primary capital raising via the public offering of new shares  of EOC Limited ("EOC" or the "Company") on the SGX-ST, the Board of Directors of EOC intends to recommend a dividend for FY2015 of at least 30.0% of the Company's net profit after tax from the date of the Company's secondary listing on the SGX-ST to 31 August 2015 (excluding any exceptional and extraordinary income), after considering the Company's level of cash and reserves, results of operations, business prospects, capital requirements and surplus, general financial condition, contractual restrictions, the absence of any circumstances which might reduce the amount of reserves available to pay dividends, and other factors considered relevant by the Board of Directors, including the Company's expected financial performance. The recommendation will be put forward for shareholders' approval at the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in early FY2016. Further details will be provided in the notice of such Annual General Meeting. Investors should not treat the proposed dividend for FY2015 as an indication of the Company's future dividend policy or payments. No inference should or can be made from any of the foregoing statements as to the Company's actual future profitability or ability to pay dividends. For further enquiries, please contact: Mr. Jason Goh EOC Limited (65) 6590 8209 (http://file:///C:/Users/augustine.wong/Documents/Project%20Ebony/Press%20releases/Announced/ The information in this announcement is subject to the disclosure requirements of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act section 5-12.

Gearhouse jumps into 4K with huge Hitachi UHD camera deal at IBC2014

Watford, UK, 15 September 2014 – (IBC2014: Hall 10 Stand B39) Leading broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast ( has today agreed a multi-million pound deal to buy the first 50 of Hitachi's award-winning new broadcast 4K ultra-HDTV camera systems. The SK-UHD4000 was launched by Hitachi at IBC2014 and has been named one of TVBEurope's 'Best of Show' products. Gearhouse Broadcast, which already has a sales partnership with Hitachi for its broadcast production cameras, expects to take delivery of the first batch of the SK-UHD4000 by December 2014. The first usage will be at the 2015 AFC Asian Cup international football tournament which takes place in Australia in January 2015. Commenting on the deal from IBC, Gearhouse Broadcast's CEO John Newton said, "This camera and order represents not only an investment in cutting edge technology but also sound commercial sense for Gearhouse and for our broadcasting partners around the world.” Masahiko Kato of Hitachi’s Global Sales Division added, "This highlights Gearhouse's continued support and commitment to the Hitachi brand and its innovative broadcast products." The SK-UHD4000 is a broadcast 4K ultra-HDTV camera system which can take the 2/3-inch B4 mount lenses used in conventional HD broadcast cameras, meaning that Gearhouse can continue to use its existing stock of Canon lenses. Equipped with newly developed 2/3-inch CMOS sensors, the camera can produce video images with high sensitivity and high resolution. It can output HD and 4K video signals separately, which means that it can be used in the current HD environment and capture archive material in 4K and be ready to transition to 4K as soon as demand arises. Gearhouse will use the new cameras in its new 4K OB truck which is currently being built for its Australian business, as well as a new 4K truck planned for the US. The rest will be used across its UK-based specialist systems integration, projects and rental divisions.

Software plays key role as Elekta presents product developments at ASTRO meeting

Savander told the audience: “We are not only leaders in radiation therapy systems; we are also a leader in software solutions for the entire cancer care continuum. Our hardware-agnostic treatment planning system and oncology information system platforms are paving the way for an implementation of Information-guided cancer care™ (” Niklas Savander reiterated that net sales is expected to finish at the lower range of the 7-9 percent interval and that EBITA is expected to grow by approximately 10 percent, both in local currency for the fiscal year 2014/15. Todd Powell, Executive Vice President Software, explained Elekta’s software vision: “Quite simply, we believe that better information will transform cancer care. Elekta’s Information-guided cancer care solutions will integrate cancer networks, people and information to enable clinicians to provide optimal care.” He said Elekta is uniquely positioned to lead this field as it has had registry solutions for the past 25 years; it has the largest, aggregated oncology database on the market with more than two million patients. Maurits Wolleswinkel, Executive Vice President Neuroscience, mentioned that Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ ( won the Best in KLAS award for fourth consecutive year ( He said: “At this year's ASTRO, Elekta is showcasing its next generation intracranial radiosurgery solution as a work in progress that will expand clinical versatility.” Wolleswinkel said that users should expect improved fractionation possibilities and better options for image-guided workflows. He also explained how Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ and Versa HD™ ( are uniquely complementary solutions for stereotactic treatments. Kevin Brown, Global Vice President Scientific Research, re-capped developments of Elekta’s first-generation high-field MRI-guided radiation therapy system. “Installation of the machine at UMCU, Utrecht is progressing well. Research on the system was very well received at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in July this year with several presentations by consortium members (” He also explained how bringing MRI directly into the treatment room, can further improve treatment accuracy. Presentations were also given by Jay Hoey, Executive Vice President North America; John Lapré Executive Vice President Brachytherapy; and Dee Mathieson, Senior Vice President Oncology Business Line Management. # # # For further information, please contact:Gert van Santen, Group Vice President Corporate Communications, Elekta ABTel: +31 653 561 242, e-mail: gert.vansanten@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeJohan Andersson, Director, Investor Relations, Elekta ABTel: +46 702 100 451, e-mail: johan.andersson@elekta.comTime zone: CET: Central European TimeThe above information is such that Elekta AB (publ) shall make public in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was published at 18:00 CET on September 15, 2014.About ElektaElekta is a human care company pioneering significant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. The company develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care. Stretching the boundaries of science and technology, providing intelligent and resource-efficient solutions that offer confidence to both health care providers and patients, Elekta aims to improve, prolong and even save patient lives.Today, Elekta solutions in oncology and neurosurgery are used in over 6,000 hospitals worldwide. Elekta employs around 3,800 employees globally. The corporate headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden, and the company is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker STO:EKTAB. Website:

100 days till Christmas – and thanks to Driver CPC it could be a tricky one, warns ParcelHero!

There are exactly 100 days until Christmas, and logistics and retail companies are finalising their schedules and staffing requirements. For the parcels delivery sector, Christmas probably counts for a good 25% of the year’s business. For some retailers the figure is even larger. From Christmas postage deadlines for different countries, to how to factor in the increasing popularity of Black Friday sales, it’s a vital time for professionals in the industry. This year however there is a new complication: CPC deadline was September 10th. That was the date when every lorry driver had to complete their 35 hours of periodic training for their Certificate of Professional Competency. ParcelHero’s David Jinks MILT warns the impact of the CPC deadline on Christmas deliveries could lead to delays. ‘When the full number of self-employed, part time and older drivers who have not renewed their CPC certification is realised, some companies may be seriously concerned about their Christmas schedules. There are a whole group of drivers not directly employed by logistics companies who have chosen not to retrain for their CPC because of the cost involved. They are now no longer available to be drawn on at busy periods. That’s a significant loss that will certainly leave some companies with a headache this Christmas.’ David adds: ‘For everyone in parcels delivery and retail logistics, Christmas is hugely important, and even Santa probably doesn’t plan for it much more than we do! Logistics professionals need to be aware of this potential problem and factor it in to their Christmas planning.’ David says that it is not a problem that will impact on ParcelHero and its customers, however. ‘ParcelHero partners with the leading parcel delivery providers such as DHL and UPS, all of whom have driver training firmly in hand. It’s one thing we don’t have to worry about this December. For some smaller companies in the parcels and wider logistics markets, it certainly is a problem.’ He adds ‘I’m sure most people working in our industry are firmly on top of their Christmas staffing, but if they are not, there are 100 days to fix things! ENDS

RaySearch and Mevion announce strategic partnership

RaySearch Laboratories AB and Mevion Medical Systems, Inc., two companies that are leading the field of proton therapy, are announcing a partnership to develop advanced treatment planning solutions for the MEVION S250 proton therapy platform. RaySearch’s RayStation® treatment planning system supports the MEVION S250’s current configuration so this new partnership will focus on validating the use of the RayStation® treatment planning system for Mevion’s new HYPERSCAN pencil beam scanning technology, and developing advanced planning solutions that take advantage of HYPERSCAN’s rapid pencil beam delivery capabilities. “Mevion and RaySearch are leaders in the proton therapy marketplace and it is only natural that we would collaborate,” said Joseph K. Jachinowski, President and CEO of Mevion Medical Systems. “By partnering, we are creating a synergy that allows clinicians to maximize the benefits of our technologies and realize the full potential of HYPERSCAN’s fast pencil beam scanning delivery.” Johan Löf, President and CEO of RaySearch Laboratories AB said: “We are excited to collaborate with Mevion to combine the powerful treatment planning tools in RayStation with the HYPERSCAN technology. Together we will help deliver advanced cancer care to the patients who need it most.” The partnership is being announced at the 56th annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), held September 14 – 16 in San Francisco. More information is available at the Mevion booth 728 and the RaySearch booth 2315 About HYPERSCANHYPERSCAN’s patented technology, paired with the direct and efficient proton beam generation of the MEVION S250 platform, allows tumor volumes to be quickly scanned in a matter of seconds. This speed makes HYPERSCAN’s treatment delivery much less sensitive to patient and tumor motion. HYPERSCAN has not been cleared by the USFDA for clinical use.  About Mevion Medical SystemsMevion Medical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of proton therapy systems for use in radiation treatment for cancer patients. Mevion’s flagship product, the MEVION S250 proton therapy platform, is the only modular, single room proton therapy system currently on the market. The MEVION S250 integrates with standard radiation therapy workflow and provides a proton therapy treatment environment at a fraction of the cost, footprint and operational complexity of conventional systems. Mevion is privately held and based in Littleton, Massachusetts, with international offices in the United Kingdom and Japan. For more information, please visit About RayStation®RayStation® integrates all RaySearch’s advanced treatment planning solutions into a flexible treatment planning system. It combines unique features such as multi-criteria optimization tools with full support for 4D adaptive radiation therapy. It also includes functionality such as RaySearch’s market-leading algorithms for IMRT and VMAT optimization and highly accurate dose engines for photon, electron and proton therapy. The system is built on the latest software architecture and has a graphical user interface offering state-of-the-art usability. About RaySearchRaySearch Laboratories is a medical technology company that develops advanced software solutions for improved radiation therapy of cancer. RaySearch provides the RayStation® treatment planning system to clinics all over the world. In addition, RaySearch’s products are distributed through licensing agreements with leading partners such as Philips, Nucletron, IBA, Varian and Brainlab. To date, 15 products have been launched via partners and RaySearch’s software is used by over 2,500 clinics in more than 65 countries. RaySearch was founded in 2000 as a spin-off from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and the company is listed in the Small Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information about RaySearch, visit For further information, please contact:Johan Löf, President and CEO, RaySearch Laboratories ABTelephone: +46 (0)8-545 061

Patient reported data indicates that single fraction RT is as effective as multiple fraction RT for patients with bone metastases

A prospective study that compared patient-reported outcomes of a broad set of cancer patients with bone metastases demonstrates that single fraction radiation therapy (SFRT) is equally as effective as multiple fraction radiation therapy (MFRT) when pain, function and quality of life are considered, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 56th Annual Meeting. The multi-center study indicates that improvements in patients’ pain, function and degree of distress were similar between the SFRT and MFRT patients, including for the type of patients who were excluded from previous clinical trials, thus confirming the validity of prior randomized control trials to real-world practice. All six centers at The BC Cancer Agency in British Columbia, Canada, participated in the study from May to December 2013. A total of 648 patients with bone metastases were evaluated (updated data), including 226 (35 percent) with metastases complicated by fracture or neurological compromise such as spinal cord compression. The mean patient age at diagnosis was 65 years, and 54 percent of the patients were male.  Patients received SFRT or MFRT at the discretion of the treating oncologist, with 56 percent (363) receiving SFRT; and 44 percent (285) receiving MFRT. The three most common primary bone metastases sites were genitourinary (31 percent), lung (22 percent) and breast (22 percent), with the spine being the most common site treated (44 percent). Patients completed both the pre- and post-radiation therapy (RT) questionnaires. The three-question assessments were standardized and designed to measure patients’ perception of pain, function and quality of life using a non-dichotomous, ordinal, five-point scale. Patients were asked to rate, on a 0 to 4-point scale (with zero being “not at all” and four being “very much,”) the degree of their bone pain; the degree to which the pain interfered with their ability to care for themselves; and their level of frustration with their bone pain. A multivariable regression analysis of the patient surveys pre- and post-treatment was performed. Comparisons were made between patients who received SFRT versus MFRT. Whether treated with SFRT or MFRT, patients in the broad clinical practice setting (i.e. not a clinical trial) reported similar pain, function and quality of life. There were no significant differences in changes in mean patient-reported outcome scores for SFRT patients versus MFRT patients—pain: 1.29 vs. 1.17 point improvement, respectively (p=0.24); function: 0.80 vs. 0.95 point improvement, (p=0.17); or degree of symptom distress: 1.26 vs. 1.26 point improvement, (p=0.98). Furthermore, the proportion of patients with a partial pain response was similar for patients who receive SFRT versus MFRT (73% versus 73%; p = 0.93) as well as the proportion with a complete pain response (19% versus 22%; p = 0.31). “Previous research has shown that SFRT is equally effective as more costly and inconvenient MFRT courses for patients with painful bone metastases, however, these studies have been generally limited to well-controlled clinical trials, where many patients are excluded, such as those with poor performance status, fractures or neurological damage,” said lead study author Robert A. Olson, MD, MSc,  the research and clinical trials lead and a radiation oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. “There is a very low utilization of SFRT for bone metastases worldwide, partially because oncologists are often reluctant to use SFRT for patients who do not meet the criteria of previous clinical trials. We wanted to determine if SFRT is equally effective as MFRT in the broad clinical practice setting, capturing all types of patients who receive RT for bone metastases. This study is ongoing, and to date, we have collected data from 648 patients who completed questions prior to and after RT. The results support the generalizability of prior randomized controlled trials to real-world practice, thus confirming that SFRT should be the standard management policy for patients with uncomplicated bone metastases. Further research is needed to confirm whether SFRT is also appropriate for complicated bone metastases, though our early results with a modest sample size suggest SFRT may be appropriate in some circumstances. We are hopeful that this will lead to increased use of SFRT for bone metastases throughout the world and improved quality of life for these patients.” The abstract, “Patient Reported Outcomes on the Impact of Single versus Multiple Fraction Palliative Radiotherapy for Uncomplicated Bone Metastases on Pain, Function and Degree of Symptom Distress,” will be presented in detail during a scientific session at ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting at 2:45 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. To speak with Dr. Olson, please call Michelle Kirkwood on September 14 – 17, 2014, in the ASTRO Press Office at the Moscone Center in San Francisco at 415-978-3503 or 415-978-3504, or email ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, September 14-17, 2014, is the nation’s premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology. The 2014 Annual Meeting is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees including oncologists from all disciplines, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, biologists, physician assistants, practice administrators, industry representatives and other health care professionals from around the world. Led by ASTRO President Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, a radiation oncologist specializing in breast cancer, the theme of the 2014 Meeting is “Targeting Cancer: Technology and Biology,” and the Presidential Symposium, “Local-regional Management of Breast Cancer: A Changing Paradigm,” will feature Jay R. Harris, MD, FASTRO, and Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, FASTRO, to highlight recent practice-changing, landmark studies and current developments in the local-regional management of breast cancer. ASTRO’s four-day scientific meeting includes presentation of up to four plenary papers, 360 oral presentations, 1,862 posters and 144 digital posters in more than 50 educational sessions and scientific panels for 20 disease-site tracks. Three keynote speakers will address a range of topics including oncologic imaging, biology and targeting in oncology, and human error and safety concerns: Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Radiology and the Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (hon), Professor Emeritus and the David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research of the University of California at San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Sidney Dekker, PhD, MA, MSc, Professor and Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. ### 2014 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 56th Annual MeetingNews Briefing, Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. Pacific time Scientific Session: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. PT, the Moscone Center 172      Patient Reported Outcomes on the Impact of Single versus Multiple Fraction Palliative Radiotherapy for Uncomplicated Bone Metastases on Pain, Function and Degree of Symptom Distress Author Block:  J. Conway1, I. Olivotto1, S. Miller2, R. Halperin3, D. Hoegler3, W. Beckham4, J. Stephen5, H. Daudt4, J. French1, R. Olson2, 1Vancouver Cancer Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2Centre for the North, Prince George, BC, Canada, 3Centre for the Southern Interior, Kelowna, BC, Canada, 4Vancouver Island Cancer Centre, Victoria, BC, Canada, 5Fraser Valley Cancer Centre, Surrey, BC, Canada Purpose/Objective(s): To compare patient reported outcomes (PROs) following single fraction (SF) as compared with multiple fraction (MF) radiation therapy (RT) for uncomplicated bone metastases in a population-based cohort. Materials/Methods: Six centres at our institution participated in the Prospective Outcomes and Support Initiative (POSI), to record PROs prior to and 3 weeks following RT for uncomplicated bone metastases. Patients treated between May and December 2013 who provided PROs before and after RT were identified. PROs were standardized and designed to assess patients’ perception of pain, function and symptom distress using a non-dichotomous, ordinal, 5-point scale. Comparisons were made between patients who received SF versus MF RT. SFRT versus MFRT was at the discretion of the treating oncologist. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed. Results: 284 patients completed both pre and post-RT assessments. The mean age at diagnosis was 64 years, 50% were male, and 59% received SFRT. The three most common primary sites were genitourinary (29%), lung (24%) and breast (20%). Spine (47%) was the most common site treated. There were no significant differences in changes in mean PRO scores for pain (1.17 vs. 1.02 point improvement; p=0.74), function (0.74 vs. 0.82 point improvement; p=0.61) or degree of symptom distress (1.22 vs. 1.21 point improvement; p=0.94) between patients who received SFRT versus MFRT. Likewise, the proportion of patients with at least a 1-point improvement in pain (68.2% vs. 70.0%; p=0.78), function (73.2% vs. 66.7%; p=0.41), and distress (78.5% vs. 80.7%; p=0.74) were similar between SFRT and MFRT. After controlling for age at diagnosis, gender, fractionation, site of delivery, and disease site there was no significant difference in probability of having an improvement in at least one category between SFRT and MFRT (Odds Ratio=1.43; 95% CI 0.76-2.68; p=0.27). Conclusions: Improvements in patients’ pain, function and degree of distress were similar whether treated with SFRT or MFRT. These population-based data support the generalizability of the randomized controlled trials to real-world practice and confirm that SFRT should be the standard management policy for patients with uncomplicated bone metastases. Author Disclosure Block:   J. Conway: None. I. Olivotto: None. S. Miller: None. R. Halperin: None. D. Hoegler: None. W. Beckham: None. J. Stephen: None. H. Daudt: None. J. French: None. R. Olson: None.

UT Arlington professor chosen for national youth sport safety pilot program

A University of Texas at Arlington kinesiology professor is one of six certified athletic trainers selected at universities across the U.S. to coordinate a new youth sports safety program from the MomsTEAM Institute, a leading youth sports health and safety think tank and watchdog group. Cindy Trowbridge, who is also clinical education coordinator in the Athletic Training Education Program at UT Arlington, will work with the Grand Prairie Youth Football Association to implement a pilot of MomsTEAM’s innovative SmartTeam program. SmartTeam includes a combination of parent, coach and player education efforts and equipment upgrades. Trowbridge also will discussed her involvement in the pilot program at MomsTEAM’s SmartTeams Play Safe Summit ( at Harvard Medical School Monday, Sept. 15. “We want our youngest and most vulnerable to be safest, but oftentimes the youngest are being coached by the people with the least experience,” Trowbridge said. “This notion of creating a national program where a youth team sports program could work toward being designated as a SmartTeam is a great way to address that knowledge gap.” SmartTeam is an approach to sports injury and concussion risk management that is based on MomsTEAM’s work with a high school football program in rural Oklahoma. MomsTEAM was able to use what is called the Six Pillar approach to reduce concussion rates and improve identification and management of concussions. The work is chronicled in a new PBS documentary set to debut in October called “The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer.” ( The SmartTeams program is set to roll out nationally in 2015. SmartTeam status will be awarded to youth sports organizations, nominated by parents, which have demonstrated a commitment to minimizing the risk of physical, psychological and sexual injury to young athletes. Pilot programs are starting this fall in Texas, Michigan, South Carolina, Arizona, Tennessee and Oklahoma. “The purpose of the SmartTeam pilot program is to demonstrate to parents, coaches, administrators, and health care professionals that there are steps we can take now to make youth sports safer,” said Brooke de Lench, executive director of MomsTEAM.  Among the best practices the SmartTeam pilot program will implement are: · Sport-related concussion best practices · Injury prevention strategies in youth sports · Reducing injury risk in youth football · Cognitive rest and return to learn · Bullying, emotional and psychological injury prevention · Preventing sexual abuse of youth athletes · Role of game officials in injury prevention · The “power of the permit” in youth sports safety. (The power of the permit is when a local government has the right and authority to restrict use of its facilities to community sports organizations that adhere to mandated safety protocols.) De Lench said a goal of the SmartTeams program is to “take a much more positive and pro-active approach by publicizing programs that put safety ahead of winning.” Ira Carter, president of the Grand Prairie Youth Football Association, said his league, which starts contact play at six years old, has always made safety a priority. Carter said he worries that media portrayals of youth sports leagues haven’t always reflected how seriously coaches like him take safety. “We don’t want to get rid of football. We love the sport but we also want to make sure it’s safe for our young kids because at seven, eight, nine, they still have their whole lives ahead of them and we don’t want anything to happen to them,” he said. “We just need to play safe and education is the key.” The team Carter coaches, the Vikings, will be Trowbridge’s focus during the SmartTeams pilot. Already, she has outfitted the team with Brain Sentry helmet-mounted sensors that monitor impacts and help identify players who should be evaluated for concussion. She will soon conduct an initial survey of parents to check their knowledge before the educational component of the program. Chris Ray, associate dean for research in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, said Trowbridge’s role in the MomsTEAM project is a good example of the way in which university expertise can play a role in improving health at the community and national level. The kinesiology department is part of the College of Nursing. "Dr. Trowbridge’s selection to oversee the Texas component of the MomsTeam pilot program recognizes UT Arlington’s identity as a national leader in the area of health and gives our university the opportunity to play a role in changing the future of youth sports,” said Ray. “This partnership will ensure that the work that she does with parents, coaches and players will have a far-reaching impact." About MomsTEAM Institute and Launched in August 2000, has grown over the years, both in terms of content and reputation, to the point that it now has 10,000 + pages of information for youth sports parents and has become the most trusted source of sports parenting information, widely recognized as one of, if not the, top websites of its kind. MomsTeam Institute, Inc. is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation formed in November 2013 to continue and expand on MomsTEAM’s fourteen-year mission of providing comprehensive, well-researched information to youth sports parents, coaches, athletic trainers, and other health care professionals about all aspects of the youth sports experience. About UT Arlington The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution and the second largest institution in The University of Texas System. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UT Arlington as the seventh fastest-growing public research university in 2013. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. Visit to learn more. Follow #UTAdna on Twitter.

It’s Easy Peezy! Pee Test Detects Pediatric Sleep Disorder with ADHD Link

What does good sleep have to do with peeing in a cup? For millions of kids, it could mean better, healthier sleep and possibly avoiding a mistaken diagnosis of ADHD. Meet the Easy Peezy Pee Test, an innovative new diagnostic test in development at NuSomnea that has been found to be 96.5% accurate in determining if a child has pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. This condition is associated with symptoms often mistaken for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. On September 16, 2014, NuSomnea launches an Indiegogo fundraising campaign ( to help complete the development of the urinalysis test and to conduct another validation study in children, to confirm the results found in initial studies. The Indiegogo campaign will offer contributors a variety of perks including fun t-shirts and backpacks featuring “The Peezies,” the adorable characters from the Easy Peezy video (, as well as the Easy Peezy Pee Test when it becomes available. The aptly named Easy Peezy Pee Test ( identifies the urinary concentrations of four proteins that are predictive of pediatric OSA, representing a remarkable improvement over traditional, and costly, diagnostic methods. “Diagnosing OSA usually requires an expensive stay at a sleep lab. It’s inconvenient for parents and uncomfortable for kids,” said Michael Thomas, co-founder of NuSomnea. “We’re changing that with a simple urine test that’s more accessible, more accurate and costs about seventy-five percent less.” Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder resulting from the collapse of the pharyngeal airway during sleep, often hundreds of times per night, depleting blood oxygen saturation and contributing to a host of serious health problems. Pediatric OSA is linked to a greater incidence of childhood obesity, asthma, nervous conditions and bed-wetting. Left untreated, pediatric OSA can lead to hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes as children grow older. While OSA is usually associated with adults, research shows that 2-5% of children have pediatric OSA, and it is a growing problem in the US. Snoring is one of the indicators that a child may have OSA. Studies have reported that 27% of children snore and it can be difficult for doctors to determine from a medical exam alone which patients should be tested for OSA. In children, other common indicators of OSA are behavioral problems, learning disabilities, hyperactivity and attention problems, which may frequently be diagnosed as ADHD or ADD. Nearly 7 million children between 4 and 17 years old are currently diagnosed with ADHD, but research has reported that up to 50% might actually have pediatric OSA. Further, a large percentage of kids with ADHD respond to the standard treatment for OSA – tonsil and adenoid surgery – reinforcing the conclusion that many have OSA in addition to or instead of ADHD. If a child has OSA, treating only for ADHD with stimulant drugs may not resolve the issue. Because the Easy Peezy Pee Test ( is so convenient to administer, it has the potential to be used as both a diagnostic tool and a disease management tool to more closely monitor therapy effectiveness and improve patient outcomes. The Easy Peezy Pee Test ( by NuSomnea is still in clinical development and should be available to doctors in 2016. Visit to learn more.

Hoist Finance initiates road show with potential bond investors

Hoist Finance continues to evaluate opportunities to further diversify the funding base through other types of long-term financing, including senior unsecured EUR-denominated bonds, in order to accommodate the opportunities in the European debt purchase market as they arise. Hoist Finance has mandated Danske Bank and SEB to arrange a series of bond investor meetings. A road show with potential bond investors is initiated, targeting volumes between 100-150 MEUR. For further information Jörgen Olsson, CEO Hoist Finance Jane Niedra, IR Hoist Finance Phone: +46 (0)8 55 51 77 90 Email: About Hoist Finance Hoist Finance is a trusted debt restructuring partner to global banks and financial institutions, offering a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for acquisition and management of non-performing unsecured consumer loans. The total carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loans is approximately EUR 800 million. Hoist Finance is a Pan-European debt purchase company with presence in eight European markets. Hoist Kredit AB (publ) is licensed and regulated by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and is funded by the internet-based savings deposit service HoistSpar in Sweden, with more than 60,000 accounts, and by senior and subordinated unsecured bonds of in total SEK 1.1 billion, listed on NASDAQ OMX. The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. lag om värdepappersmarknaden).This information was released for publication at 7.00 on 16 September 2014.

Enea signs 1.3 MUSD service deal with US aerospace / defense company

The customer, who is a global technology leader in the avionics industry has selected Enea as the supplier based on strong, proven capabilities in the aerospace / avionics industry. Enea’s North America Professional Services team, located in Arizona, has developed strong relationships, which have positioned them to deliver this critical project. They have provided this customer with a full services package including specialized engineering expertise, flexible models and the strength of onsite program management. In this case, Enea’s North America team has taken on full responsibility for the program management and delivery of this critical avionics display program including requirements, software design/development, and validation components. “The Avionics industry is a key component of our Global Services business, and we begin to see the improving trends being confirmed in projects funded by the US national budget", says Anders Lidbeck, President and CEO for Enea. "The customer’s renewed confidence in Enea is a testament to our Avionics expertise in software design, development, integration, test and maintenance.” This information is such that Enea AB (publ) is to publish in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on September 16, 2014 at 08.00 CET. For more information visit or contact: Anders Lidbeck, President & CEOE-mail: Sofie Sarhed, Investor RelationsPhone: +4670 971 4005E-mail: About EneaEnea is a global supplier of Linux and real-time operating system solutions, including middleware, tools, databases, and world class services, with a vision to enable communication everywhere. As a trusted and respected player in the embedded software eco system, Enea has for more than four decades delivered value and helped customers develop and maintain ground-breaking products. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on Enea’s technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. Enea has offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm AB. For more information please visit or contact us at Enea®, Enea OSE®, Netbricks®, Polyhedra® and Zealcore® are registered trademarks of Enea AB and its subsidiaries. Enea OSE®ck, Enea OSE® Epsilon, Enea® Element, Enea® Optima, Enea® Optima Log Analyzer, Enea® Black Box Recorder, Enea® LINX, Enea® Accelerator, Polyhedra® Lite, Enea® dSPEED Platform, Enea® System Manager and Embedded for Leaders(TM) are unregistered trademarks of Enea AB or its subsidiaries. Any other company, product or service names mentioned above are the registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective owner. © Enea AB 2014.

ICA Sweden and Starbucks Signs Licensing Agreement

ICA Sweden has signed a licensing agreement with Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) to open Starbucks retail stores in the grocery store channel in Sweden. The cafés will be operated by ICA according to the Starbucks licensing concept and under the Starbucks brand. “By adding new businesses that complement and strengthen ICA’s stores and marketplaces, we can generate growth in our core business, grocery retail. The café sector is growing and this is part of our plan to strengthen our customer offering over time,” says Per Strömberg, CEO of ICA Gruppen. Initially, the plan is to open three Starbucks retail stores during 2015. These will then be evaluated before a decision is made on the possible establishment of more cafés. “We are very pleased with our partnership with Starbucks. Just like ICA, Starbucks has a strong brand and a clear focus on quality and ethics and shares the vision of satisfied customers. This is a good example of how we can increase customer benefit and highlight our stores as destinations,” says Anders Svensson, Deputy CEO of ICA Gruppen and CEO of ICA Sweden. About StarbucksSince 1971, Starbucks Corporation has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through a unwavering commitment to excellence and guiding principles, Starbucks bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. For more information, please visit Starbucks retail stores or online at ( For more informationICA Gruppen press service, Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52ICA Gruppen discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.00 CET on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.

University of Helsinki and Rovio Learning cooperate for playful learning

Espoo, Finland -- September 16th 2014 -- Rovio Entertainment -- The University’s Playful Learning Center (PLC) researches the future of learning together with businesses. The learning research space to be opened with Rovio is the latest example of such cooperation. The University’s Department of Teacher Education has established the Playful Learning Center (PLC), which researches playful learning together with businesses. The aim of the Center is to research and teach new learning solutions together with education experts and Finnish companies, and to enhance Finland’s status as a leading nation in education. The opening of the Center also coincides with the establishment of the Rovio Fun Learning Research Lab, which will study learning solutions based on Rovio Learning’s philosophy of fun learning as well as the Angry Birds Playground early education project. New partnerships “The Playful Learning Center combines two areas of Finnish excellence, pedagogy and the technology industry. It offers new and interesting opportunities to develop learning in kindergartens, schools and different communities throughout an individual’s life,” explains Kristiina Kumpulainen, professor in pre-primary and primary education at the University of Helsinki. "We invite all interested parties to join the cooperation. The Center enables multidisciplinary research that makes use of the University of Helsinki’s strong, internationally recognised expertise.” Launched with Tekes funding, the Center is located on Siltavuorenpenger in Helsinki. Tekes is the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. Making use of the research space for learning At the first stage, the Center will house Rovio Learning's international Rovio Fun Learning Research Lab which focuses on developing fun learning solutions. The Center and the research cooperation are a natural continuation of the work the University of Helsinki has done with Rovio Learning in researching and providing training in playful learning solutions. The teachers for the first Angry Birds Playground kindergartens in China run by 123 Education Development Ltd have been trained in collaboration by the Helsinki University’s Department of Teacher Education and Rovio Learning. Openings will take place during the Fall. Rovio Learning is known for collaborating with a number of scientific and educational brands and institutions such as NASA, CERN, the National Geographic Society and the University of Helsinki. “Learning can be seriously fun! We are happy to cooperate with the University of Helsinki to find out more about what can be learned through the research on playful learning”, says Sanna Lukander, Vice President of Rovio Learning. The Rovio Fun Learning Research Lab and the tools it contains offer a wide range of cooperation opportunities. Participation in the research will be opened up to groups of children and their supervisors in pre-primary and primary education, students, product developers, training specialists as well as international experts and institutions in the field. The goal has been to provide researchers with a versatile, easy-to-use research environment which also utilises technology. The sponsor providing electronic devices is Samsung.

Go green, wear blue with Conscious Denim at H&M

"We're so excited about Conscious Denim at H&M. We’ve worked hard to reduce the environmental impact from the washing processes alongside using materials that are more sustainable. The collection is full of great pieces, and proves how sustainability can equal great style," says Helena Helmersson, Head of Sustainability H&M. The result is a full collection with modern cuts in deep indigo tones. For women, Conscious Denim has the essential styles of the season, from low-waisted or high-waisted skinny jeans to boyfriend cut and tapered ankle. Alongside these denim essentials, there are also pieces made from conscious materials that wear just like denim, to create the full look. Jogger jeans in knitted indigo have the softness of sweatpants, while an indigo boilersuit in Tencel has a sharp, slim fit. For men, classic 5 pocket styles in raw denim are joined by jeans in different cuts and washes. As well as a deep indigo denim jacket, there's a twill workers jacket while an indigo wool coat is the perfect outer layer for the season. Meanwhile for kids there are different styles, including jeans and dungarees, all in conscious materials. When creating Conscious Denim, H&M used criteria from Spanish denim consultants Jeanologia to test its denim washing processes, including water consumption and energy consumption. To meet the Conscious Denim standards at H&M, the materials have to be more sustainable, and the washes have to achieve the highest status according to Jeanologia’s criteria. Each garment in the Conscious Denim range will feature the Clever Care label, with details on sustainable wear and care, while in store hang tags will describe the conscious qualities of each piece. It's all part of H&M's long term commitment to more sustainable fashion, details of which can be found at ( For more information about Jeanologia please visit (

Alfa Laval Group wins SEK 55 million petrochemical order in South Korea

The compact heat exchangers will be used in the production of phosphoric acid, an important ingredient in phosphate fertilizers. “The petrochemical sector in the Middle East has grown significantly over the past ten years, and this order confirms our position as a trustworthy supplier of equipment to an industry with very high demands,” says Lars Renström, President and CEO of the Alfa Laval Group. Did you know that… the Middle Eastern petrochemical industry reached an annual production of 121 million tons in 2012, and is accounting for 6 percent of the global production capacity? (Source: McKinsey, April 2014) About Alfa Laval                                                                                                         Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol. Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications. Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena. Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2013, posted annual sales of about SEK 29.8 billion (approx. 3.5 billion Euros). The company has today, after the acquisition of Frank Mohn AS about 17 500 employees. For more information please contact:Peter TorstenssonSenior Vice President, CommunicationsAlfa LavalTel: + 46 46 36 72 31Mobile: +46 709 33 72 31Gabriella GrotteInvestor Relations ManagerAlfa LavalTel: +46 46 36 74 82Mobile: +46 709 78 74 82

ReadSoft answers market demand for automated processing of invoices in Asian languages and Hebrew

As more companies expand their reach into emerging markets around the world, the demand for business process automation, with its ability to unite and streamline financial processes across an organization, has increased in tandem. With new language capabilities, the latest release of ReadSoft’s INVOICES enables businesses to expand their financial operations into emerging markets without restraint. Enhanced key benefits and capabilities include: · Increased control and accuracy of invoices in all languages: Data from all incoming invoices, including new Asian languages, can be automatically captured, extracted, and routed to an existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in a single workflow, eliminating the inaccuracy and cost of maintaining separate workflows. · Improved user experience and faster processing times: More intuitive look and feel enabling operators to get more work done in less time. · Enhanced electronic invoicing: Quicker and more reliable onboarding of suppliers that send invoices in XML, image, and PDF formats. “As our customers grow and become more globally integrated, we’re seeing increased demand for automated invoice processing in more languages,” says Per Åkerberg, President and CEO of ReadSoft. “These companies drive continuous innovation, even in capture technology that has been around for almost a quarter of a century. Our latest release meets this need by delivering advanced capture of invoice data coming from some of the world’s fastest growing economies.” Cost-conscious, efficiency-seeking enterprises of any size in search of a proven, user-friendly application for automating invoice processing are encouraged to contact ReadSoft or one of ReadSoft’s valued partners. ReadSoft may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on September 16, 2014 at 09:00 CET.  

Wooga Opens First Overseas Office In Tokyo To Strengthen Local Partnerships

Berlin - September 16, 2014 - Wooga is pleased to announce the opening of a Japanese office to complement its existing operations in its Berlin headquarters. Located in downtown Tokyo, the office’s main goal will be to establish and strengthen business relationships with Japanese partners. Jun Otsuka has been appointed Wooga’s Country Manager for Japan and will lead operations from the office. Jun Otsuka brings 12 years of experience in the games industry, most recently at Japanese games giant LINE. One of the initiators of LINE Game, he oversaw all global partnerships and also served as producer of hit games including LINE Wind Runner. The initial focus of the office will be to create new business opportunities with local partners and Jens Begemann, Wooga Founder & CEO, hopes the new office will ensure many more successful future launches. “Japan is one of the key global markets for mobile games and we are very excited to open an office and expand our partnerships with local firms there,” said Begemann. “Gaming has always been a big part of Japanese culture and we look forward to meeting local partners and expanding Wooga’s profile in the country.” The entirety of Wooga’s operations and staff have been located in Berlin’s central Mitte district since it was founded in 2009. The office in Tokyo is the company’s first external expansion and signals the company’s strong intentions towards the Japanese market. For more information on Wooga’s new Japanese office please visit:

IMAGINE ART IN NATURE – the Wanås Foundation at House of Sweden, Washington D.C.

Anne Thulin, Double Dribble, 2010 (detail), Photo by: Anders Norrsell Imagine Art in Nature reflects the working process at Wanås; embracing the artist’s idea and making the impossible possible. Site-specific installations such as Anne Thulin’s Double Dribble are exhibited in a new version specifically for House of Sweden.  The work consists of three large red spheres that bring about the playfulness of their placement in the space, but also their unexpected scale. Another work that is characteristic of Wanås and now installed in Washington is the sound piece by Marianne Lindberg De Geer, I am Thinking About Myself – Wanås 2003, 2003. The artist has collected an archive of voices calling out for Mother (Mamma) and Father (Pappa). Together, the voices make up a strong portrait of parenthood and relations that leaves no one unaffected. Placed with David Svensson (’s colorful Illuminators, 2003, that subtlety light up the space, the experience of the Alfred Nobel Hall at House of Sweden is transformed.  Included in the exhibition are also several films, models and sketches. The Washington based artist Maya Lin ( is behind the largest artwork at Wanås, the 1 500 ft. long earth drawing, Eleven Minute Line, 2004. It is visible on Google Maps and located in a pasture grazed by the cows from the organic farm. In the exhibition the interplay between the farm and the art comes alive in a documentary film of the construction of Maya Lin’s work. On site, there are also models and sketches of the land art piece as well as her video work Unchopping a Tree, 2009. Another major installation at Wanås is Ann Hamilton (’s lignum, 2002, which occupies an entire five-story grain barn from 1823. The entire process of creating lignum can be seen in a documentary film shown in the exhibition. The video work Head Lake Piss Down, 2000 by Swedish artist Ann-Sofi Sidén (én), documents the installation of Fideicommissum, 2000. Sidén’s fountain, shaped as a crouching woman, is one of the most beloved permanent works in the sculpture park. These films give a clear sense of the process of producing new artworks at Wanås. The vast scale and placement of the works in nature are documented in a series of photographs by photographer Anders Norrsell. The process is further explored in a contemporary wunderkammer – a cabinet of curiosities – as in a crammed studio. The room is filled with objects such as multiples, models and sketches in order to further underline the importance of the creative working process at Wanås. The Wanås Foundation started out as a private initiative and has today grown into an art institution that receives public funding. With a strong profile in learning and social outreach, it continues to bring world famous artists to Östra Göinge, a rural area in the south of Sweden. But the art always remains the core of all activities. Emblematic for the Wanås Foundation are imagination, vision and bravery, which have enabled artists to experiment and explore. 

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Champion® and Ferodo® Brands Support WorldRecord Drive from Europe to Africa

Frankfurt, Germany, 17th September 2014. Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal- Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), is supporting Challenge4, a specialist in worldwide automotive projects with Volkswagen (VW) vehicles, in its world record attempt to drive from Nordkapp, Norway (the northernmost point in Europe) to Cape Agulhas, South Africa (the southernmost point in Africa) in less than 28 days. Rainer Zietlow, owner of Challenge4, aims to complete the 17,000km ‘Cape to Cape’ challenge in just 10 days, which will mean maintaining an average speed of 60km per hour. He will also attempt to break the thirty-year-old challenge record for fastest trip across the continent, from Ras Ben Sakka, Tunisia to Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Zietlow, a German driver, will begin the challenge on September 21st in a VW Touareg, a vehicle which is equipped with Champion® and Ferodo® products as Original Equipment, including brake pads and wiper blades. “For the third consecutive time, Federal-Mogul Motorparts is supporting one of my world record attempts,” said Zietlow. “Reliability is essential for these challenges and brands like Champion and Ferodo help to provide this. It is a real pleasure to work with a company that is so professional and supportive of our projects.” The Challenge4 team has competed in similar long distance challenges and is the current world record holder for the ‘Panamericana,’ a race from Argentina to Alaska, and the ‘Russtralia’ from Melbourne to St. Petersburg. Federal-Mogul supported Zietlow and his team throughout both of these world records. Zietlow will be at the Federal-Mogul Motorparts stand at the Automechanika show in Frankfurt (Hall 3, Stand D51) during the morning 17th September to answer questions. The team’s car will be on display in the AGORA area outside Halls 3, 4 and 5 for the duration of the show. You can find photos, videos and blog updates of Zietlow’s during his recordbreaking attempt, on his website or on 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 Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers. The company’s aftermarket brands include BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral® and Payen® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Wagner®, Beral®, Necto®, Duron®, Jurid®, Stop® and Abex® brake products. Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and marine applications. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs more than 45,000 people in 34 countries. For more information, please visit*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH CONTACT:Richard Doherty Market Engineering +44 (0) 1295 277 050  Laurence DetrainCommunications Manager 

AAK AB: Invitation to Capital Market Day

AAK AB has the pleasure of inviting analysts, investors and media to its Capital Market Day on November 12, 2014 at Eriksberg outside Karlshamn. This year’s event will highlight the progress of our company program AAKtion and give an update on the current financial developments. We will also give an in-depth look at our business area Chocolate & Confectionery Fats and our Dairy and Infant Nutrition segments. The Capital Market Day will be hosted by Arne Frank, President and CEO, and Fredrik Nilsson, CFO, along with other members of the Executive Committee. All presentations will be held in English. Program for the day: 09.15–10.00 Registration and coffee10.00–13.15 Management presentations and Q&A13.15–14.15 Lunch14.45–16.15 Plant visit, Karlshamn Location:       Eriksberg Guöviksvägen 353 374 96 Trensum AAK will arrange bus transports from/to the Copenhagen airport (2 hours) and the local Kallinge airport (30 minutes) as well as transport between Eriksberg (the conference center) and the plant in Karlshamn. Please confirm your participation no later than October 24, 2014 by following the instructions on further information, please contact:Anders ByströmDirector External Accounting & Investor RelationsPhone: +46 40 627 83 32Mobile: +46 709 88 56 13 The information is that which AAK AB (publ) is obliged to publish under the provisions of the Stock Exchange and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Trading in Financial Instruments Act. The information was released to the media for publication on September 16, 2014 at 13:30 p.m. CET.  AAK is one of the world’s leading producers of high value-added speciality vegetable oils and fats solutions. These oils and fats solutions are characterized by a high level of technological content and innovation. AAK`s solutions are used as substitute for butter-fat and cocoa butter, trans-free and low saturated solutions but also addressing other needs of our customers. AAK has production facilities in Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Uruguay and the US. Further AAK has also toll manufacturing operations in Russia and Malaysia. The company is organized in three Business Areas; Food Ingredients, Chocolate and Confectionery Fats and Technical Products & Feed. AAK’s shares are traded on the NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm, within the Large Cap segment. Further information on AAK can be found on the company’s website

ICA Fastigheter divests ten retail properties to Ancore Fastigheter

Ancore Fastigheter AB is owned to 50% by ICA Fastigheter AB. ICA Gruppen’s share of the total capital gain, SEK 59 million, will be recognised in the third quarter of 2014. “As a result of this sale, capital will be released that can be invested in ICA’s store network at the same time as we retain influence over these ten marketplaces,” says Lena Boberg, CEO of ICA Fastigheter. The properties to be divested are Örnen 17 in Eslöv, Gnejsen 1 in Sala, Mårten 5 in Sjöbo, Orgeln 2 in Skellefteå, Motorn 10 in Vara, Hajen 7 in Varberg, Valen 3 in Vimmerby, Kornet 3 in Värnamo and Norrastugan 3 in Växjö, where the largest operation is ICA Kvantum. The retail property Holje 103:7 in Olofström, where the largest operation is Maxi ICA Stormarknad, will also be sold. The properties will be taken over in September 2014.The underlying property value is SEK 918 million and the properties have approximately 46,000 square metres of leasable area. After the acquisition, Ancore Fastigheter will own 29 retail properties with a total leasable area of approximately 225,000 square metres with a property value in excess of SEK 5.0 billion. Ancore Fastigheter AB was formed in 2010 as a joint venture between ICA Fastigheter and Alecta. The company acquires and owns properties in Sweden with long leases where ICA is the main tenant. For further information, please contactICA Gruppen’s press service, telephone: +46 10 422 52 52ICA Gruppen AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 15.00 CET on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.

Textron Systems G-CLAW Precision Guided Weapon Achieves Successful Live-Fire Demonstration

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 – Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) business, announced today its G-CLAW(TM) precision guided weapon successfully completed a live-fire demonstration recently at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.  The GPS-guided G-CLAW struck within four meters of the designation spot and detonated on the target as intended, proving the weapon’s guidance, warhead and its fuzing capability. The weapon is on display during the Air Force Association’s (AFA) Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept.15 – 17, at the Textron Systems booth (#709). Invited guests of Textron AirLand will be able to view the Scorpion ISR/Strike jet, equipped with G-CLAW, while the aircraft is on display at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport for the duration of the AFA conference. G-CLAW is a lightweight precision guided glide weapon with a scalable blast fragmenting warhead designed to be highly effective against vehicle and personnel targets. The Textron Systems team demonstrated G-CLAW by dropping it from an altitude of 10,000 feet out of a Cessna Caravan aircraft equipped with a U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Common Launch Tube (CLT) dispenser. Textron Systems Weapon & Sensor Systems is conducting G-CLAW testing and development as part of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USSOCOM Program Executive Office (PEO) Fixed Wing. This was the last in a series of five tests conducted in 2014 to prove out the new weapon to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7. “What we accomplished at Yuma Proving Ground further validates the effectiveness of this highly flexible weapon system,” explained Ian Walsh, Weapon & Sensor Systems senior vice president and general manager. “This demonstration sets the stage for further integration of additional features as well as testing from other aircraft platforms – all toward the goal of providing the warfighter with an accurate and affordable weapon system designed for static or moving targets.” G-CLAW incorporates a Height of Burst sensor for optimal effects against a broad target set. In addition to its flexible, multiple warhead lethal capability, G-CLAW’s modular design supports rapid incorporation of emerging technologies in guidance, seekers and effects. It can be adapted to changing mission requirements at minimum development cost. G-CLAW can be integrated onto an array of aircraft including Class IV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, light attack aircraft – including Textron Aviation’s Beechcraft® AT-6 and Textron AirLand’s ScorpionTM – and converted commercial aircraft, such as a Cessna Caravan, from standard rack dispensers. Note Concerning Scorpion Jet: Scorpion is viewable by invitation only, in a closed facility not accessible to the general public. Requests for media tours and interviews should be directed to David Sylvestre at or (401) 640-6719. # # # Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Analysis finds select group of stage IV lung cancer patient population achieves long-term survival after aggressive treatments

A large, international analysis of patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) indicates that a patient’s overall survival (OS) rate can be related to factors including the timing of when metastases develop and lymph node involvement, and that aggressive treatment for “low-risk” patients leads to a five-year OS rate of 47.8 percent, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) 56th Annual Meeting. When lung cancer has spread from an original tumor to other sites of the body, it is classified as metastatic (Stage IV), and the goal of treatment is to slow the cancer down with chemotherapy or radiation, but these treatments are unable to eradicate the cancer and survival is usually in the range of only a few months. However, when there are only a few locations of metastatic lung cancer (called oligo-metastatic), some studies suggest that by removing or eradicating each of those cancer deposits with aggressive treatments such as surgery or high-dose, precise radiation called stereotactic ablative radiotherapy or SABR, the cancer may be controlled for a long period of time.  In order to further study the possible benefits of aggressive treatments in stage IV lung cancer,   researchers completed this meta-analysis which evaluated data of 757 Stage IV NSCLC patients from 20 hospitals worldwide who had between one and five metastatic deposits that were removed surgically or eradicated with  high-dose, precise radiotherapy. Patients in the study also had to have had aggressive treatment of their original lung tumor. The intent of the study was to determine whether long term survivors exist after aggressive treatment of oligo-metastases, and to propose a risk classification scheme that could be used to identify which stage IV patients are most likely to benefit from aggressive treatments.     The analysis determined that the factors that impacted overall survival of the patients included the timing of when the metastases appeared, that is, whether the metastases appeared at the same time as the original lung cancer (synchronous) vs. if they appeared after the original lung cancer (metachronous), whether lymph nodes in the chest were involved (N-stage), and the type of lung cancer (adenocarcinoma vs. other types).  Using these factors, the study identified three risk groups of patients 1) low risk patients (146), or patients who survived the longest, were those with metachronous metastases, with a 5 year OS of 47.8 percent; 2) intermediate-risk  patients (201)—those with synchronous metastases and no evidence of involved lymph nodes in the chest, with a 5-year OS of 36.2 percent; and 3) high-risk patients (184), or patients with the poorest survival, were those who had synchronous metastases and evidence of lymph node involvement in the chest; they had a five-year OS of 13.8 percent . Furthermore, the study found that despite receiving aggressive treatments, more than half of the patients progressed in previously treated areas or developed new sites of disease within one year of treatment. “Our study finds some stage IV NSCLC patients can achieve long-term survival after aggressive treatments; however, it is important to note that the patients in this study are a very select minority of stage IV patients who are younger, more physically fit, with a lower burden and slower pace of disease than the average stage IV patient,” said lead study author Allison Ashworth, MD, a radiation oncologist who completed the study as part of her training at the London Health Sciences Centre at Western University, in London, Ontario. “We hope our study’s results will help determine which stage IV NSCLC patients are most likely to benefit from aggressive treatments, and equally as important, help identify those patients most likely to fail, thus sparing them from futile and potentially harmful treatments. Our research, however, cannot answer the question of whether the longer survival is due to the treatments or simply because these patients have less aggressive disease. We must await the results of randomized clinical trials to answer this question. In the meantime, it is our hope that our study will help cancer specialists in making treatment decisions and in the development of clinical trials.” The abstract, “An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis of Outcomes and Prognostic Factors after Treatment of Oligometastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” will be presented in detail during a scientific session at ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting at 2:45 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. To speak with Dr. Ashworth, please call Michelle Kirkwood on September 14 – 17, 2014, in the ASTRO Press Office at the Moscone Center in San Francisco Center at 415-978-3503 or 415-978-3504, or email ASTRO’s 56th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, September 14-17, 2014, is the nation’s premier scientific meeting in radiation oncology. The 2014 Annual Meeting is expected to attract more than 11,000 attendees including oncologists from all disciplines, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, radiation oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, biologists, physician assistants, practice administrators, industry representatives and other health care professionals from around the world. Led by ASTRO President Bruce G. Haffty, MD, FASTRO, a radiation oncologist specializing in breast cancer, the theme of the 2014 Meeting is “Targeting Cancer: Technology and Biology,” and the Presidential Symposium, “Local-regional Management of Breast Cancer: A Changing Paradigm,” will feature Jay R. Harris, MD, FASTRO, and Thomas A. Buchholz, MD, FASTRO, to highlight recent practice-changing, landmark studies and current developments in the local-regional management of breast cancer. ASTRO’s four-day scientific meeting includes presentation of up to four plenary papers, 360 oral presentations, 1,862 posters and 144 digital posters in more than 50 educational sessions and scientific panels for 20 disease-site tracks. Three keynote speakers will address a range of topics including oncologic imaging, biology and targeting in oncology, and human error and safety concerns: Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Chair of the Department of Radiology and the Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (hon), Professor Emeritus and the David A. Wood Distinguished Professor of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research of the University of California at San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Sidney Dekker, PhD, MA, MSc, Professor and Director of the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. ### 2014 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 56th Annual MeetingNews Briefing, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:00 a.m. Pacific time Scientific Session: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 2:45 – 4:15 p.m. PT, the Moscone Center 168      An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis of Outcomes and Prognostic Factors after Treatment of Oligometastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Author Block:  A. Ashworth1, S. Senan2, D. A. Palma3, M. Riquet4, Y. Ahn5, U. Ricardi6, M. Congedo7, D. R. Gomez8, G. Wright9, G. Melloni10, M. T. Milano11, C. V. Sole12, T. De Pas13, D. L. Carter14, A. Warner3, G. Rodrigues3, 1Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, Kingston, ON, Canada, 2VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 3London Regional Cancer Program, London, ON, Canada, 4Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Paris, France, 5Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 6University of Turin, Turin, Italy, 7Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy, 8M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Melbourne, Australia, 10Department of Thoracic Surgery, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy, 11University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 12Instituto Madrileño de Oncología, Madrid, Spain, 13European Institute of Oncology, Thoracic Oncology Division, Milan, Italy, 14Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Aurora, CO Purpose/Objective(s): Long-term survival has been observed in patients with oligometastatic NSCLC treated with locally ablative treatments to all sites of metastatic disease. We performed an individual patient data meta-analysis to determine clinical outcomes, and to propose a risk stratification system, related to the comprehensive treatment of patients with oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials/Methods: After a systematic review of the literature, data were obtained on 757 NSCLC patients from 20 hospitals worldwide with 1-5 synchronous or metachronous metastases treated with surgical metastectomy, stereotactic ablative radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery or radical external-beam radiotherapy, and curative-intent treatment of the primary lung cancer. Patients were randomly divided into training and validation sets (two-thirds vs one-third of patients). Cox regression was utilized to identify factors predictive of overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS). Risk groups were defined by recursive partitioning analysis (RPA). Results: Median OS was 26 months, 1-year OS 70.2%, and 5-year OS 29.4%. Surgery was the most commonly utilized treatment for the primary tumour (n=635, 83.9%) and metastases (n=339, 62.3%). Median PFS was 11 months. Factors predictive of OS were: synchronous vs. metachronous metastases (p<0.001), N-stage (p=0.002) and adenocarcinoma histology (p=0.036); with the model remaining predictive in the validation set (c-statistic=0.682). Three risk groups were identified on RPA: low-risk: metachronous metastases (5-year OS 47.8%); intermediate risk: synchronous metastases and N0 disease (5-year OS 36.2%); high risk: synchronous metastases and N1/N2 disease (5-year OS 13.8%). Conclusions: Significant OS differences were observed in oligometastatic patients stratified by type of metastatic presentation, and N-status. Long-term survival is common in selected patients with metachronous oligometastases. We propose this risk classification scheme be utilized in guiding selection of patients for clinical trials of ablative treatment. Author Disclosure Block:   A. Ashworth: None. S. Senan: None. D.A. Palma: None. M. Riquet: None. Y. Ahn: None. U. Ricardi: None. M. Congedo: None. D.R. Gomez: None. G. Wright: None. G. Melloni: None. M.T. Milano: None. C.V. Sole: None. T. De Pas: None. D.L. Carter: None. A. Warner: None. G. Rodrigues: None.

Kungsleden’s Extraordinary General Meeting

The terms of the rights issue entitle each existing share held on the record date for the rights issue, 19 September 2014, to 1 subscription right. 3 subscription rights entitle to subscription for 1 new share. The subscription price is SEK 35 per share which, at full subscription, will result in a total issue size of approximately SEK 1,593 million before issue costs. The subscription period will run from 23 September up to and including 8 October 2014.At full subscription, the number of shares will increase from 136,502,064 to 182,002,752 and the share capital will increase from SEK 56,875,860 to SEK 75,834,480.The reason for the rights issue is to enhance the financial flexibility and facilitate the company’s ability to realise its growth plans and thereby create additional shareholder value. Additional information regarding the rights issue will be included in the prospectus that is expected to be disclosed on or about 19 September 2014. Minutes from the Extraordinary General Meeting will be available on the company website.Timetable for the rights issue16 September 2014: Last day of trading in the shares including right to participate in the rights issue17 September 2014: First day of trading in the shares excluding right to participate in the rights issue19 September 2014: Record date for participation in the rights issue, i.e. shareholders who are registered in the share register as of this day will receive subscription rights for participation in the rights issue19 September 2014: Estimated date for the publication of the prospectus23 September – 3 October 2014: Trading in subscription rights23 September – 8 October 2014: Subscription period15 October 2014: Announcement of preliminary results of the rights issue

EQT VI acquires Evidensia Djursjukvård AB

· EQT VI to acquire Evidensia, the Nordic leader within high-quality veterinarian services · EQT VI to support Evidensia’s continued growth and expansion EQT VI has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Evidensia Djursjukvård AB (”Evidensia” or ”the Company”) from Valedo. The foundations Stiftelsen Strömsholm Djursjukvård and Stiftelsen Svensk Djursjukvård, and Evidensia’s management will remain as minority owners. Evidensia is the Nordic market leader within high-quality veterinarian services, offering diagnostics, medical treatments and surgery for pets and horses in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Evidensia was established in 2012 in connection with the merger of some of the largest and most reputable pet- and horse hospitals in Sweden. Since then, the Company has grown rapidly through a large number of add-on acquisitions. To date, more than 40 acquisitions have been completed. Evidensia is today the largest veterinarian services provider in the Nordics with approximately 90 clinics and hospitals. The Company treats more than 700,000 animals annually and is also the leading operator for education and referrals. Evidensia has approximately 1,500 employees of which around 500 are veterinarians. Sales for 2014 are estimated to be around SEK 1.4 billion. EQT VI will apply a strategy geared towards further growth which is planned to be achieved both through increased market penetration and add-on acquisitions with Evidensia as platform. Focus for Evidensia is to remain ‘best in class’ in terms of quality, being a driving force in improving industry-standards and to continue to provide the best care and the most advanced treatments to pets and horses in the Nordics. "The demand for professional pet care has increased significantly over the past years as pets are more and more considered to be important family members. With our focus on high-quality and customer satisfaction, Evidensia is well positioned to provide the best basic care and the most advanced treatments available in the market. We look forward to develop Evidensia further together with EQT VI as our new owner. Their industrial approach and ability to drive change will support us in taking an even more active part of the industry consolidation,” says Anders Thunberg, CEO of Evidensia. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction value. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals from the competition authorities. Contacts:Johan Hähnel, EQT VI Spokesperson, +46 706 05 63 34 About EQTEQT is the leading private equity group in Northern Europe, with portfolio companies in Northern and Eastern Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 25 billion and over 500,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. More information can be found on About Evidensia Djursjukvård ABEvidensia is the Nordic leader in veterinarian services offering diagnostics, medical treatments and surgery for pets and horses in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. The company has approximately 90 clinics and hospitals and approximately 1,500 employees of which 500 are veterinarians. More information can be found on

Fascinating Shakespeare Workshop Set to Inspire Actors this October

For one day only, Cue-Script Shakespeare is running a brand new acting workshop which promises to unravel the scripts of the world’s most famous playwright. On Saturday 11th October, Paul Doust will be showing actors how to bring these plays to life as never before - letting participants see Shakespeare in a completely new light. Shakespeare is the pinnacle of the theatre world, with actors dreaming of playing Hamlet, Rosalind, Macbeth and Cleopatra.  This one day workshop will help actors and drama students get to grips with the complex language and action of the plays.  It will be held at Little Mill Oast in Marden, Kent.  Little Mill is a unique timber building and the perfect place to replicate an Elizabethan playhouse. Shakespeare’s plays remain as popular as ever, drawing audiences from all backgrounds and cultures.  The roles attract actors of the highest quality. For instance, Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest to take on the title role in The Barbican’s Hamlet, which has already sold out its 12 week run a year in advance of the 2015 production.  More than 400 years after they were written, Shakespeare’s plays are still pulling in the audiences - with new generations of theatre professionals bringing fresh creativity and insight to scripts.  Paul Doust is in the vanguard of this exciting movement. Paul, founder of Cue-Script Shakespeare, said, “Shakespeare’s plays sometimes carry the reputation of being confusing and daunting.  People think you have to be very academic to read or perform them. This really isn’t the case – so I’ve created this one day workshop to dissolve that misconception.  Having worked with a whole range of people, I know that absolutely anyone interested in acting can easily get to grips with Shakespeare – if only they are shown how.  All it takes is an informed approach, and the use of practical, tried and tested methods based 100% on the way Shakespeare’s actors would have prepared his plays in the 16th century. “I’ll be teaching a set of simple but remarkably powerful techniques for unlocking Shakespeare.  Central to this approach is the use of cue-scripts – a key method that Elizabethan actors used when preparing plays for performance.  Cue-scripts are not the whole play – rather they are a “part” written out, with just a couple of “cue” words to link each speech together.  Working with cue-scripts has a remarkable impact on how the play is revealed in rehearsal.  In the evening of the workshop, once we’ve worked the cue-script magic, participants will apply what they’ve learnt in a public performance of on-the-book scenes and extracts.  This performance is especially exciting because of the unique, timber-built venue of Little Mill Oast – replicating closely, as it does, the very particular conditions of an Elizabethan stage and auditorium.” Paul Doust is a trained actor, director and playwright.  He is also a properly qualified adult tutor (holding the Certificate of Training Practice, awarded by the chartered institute of Personnel & Development).  Paul trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama - the London home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  Having been taught by the very best Shakespearian experts, Paul is now passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm through Cue-Script Shakespeare. The one-day workshop will be held at Little Mill Oast, Marden, Kent on 11th October.  It is suitable for anyone wanting to improve their skills in understanding and performing Shakespeare.  For a free example cue-script and to book your place, email For more information about Cue-Script Shakespeare, visit Watch a video giving an in-depth description of the workshop here:

‘Buy Time Live Life’ Puts Extra Hours Into The Day For Stressed-Out Londoners Over Festive Period

Ever wished you could simply buy a little extra time to get all of your errands and daily tasks done – and still have a little ‘me-time’ left over? A brand new service from London is offering exactly that, just in time for the hectic festive season when schedules become overloaded and there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. People often experience personal or professional guilt when asking friends, family members or employees to run tedious errands for them. Now, instead of asking your mum to pick up your dry cleaning or your PA to grab coffees for the whole office, you can rely on a professional to get the job done efficiently – as Buy Time Live Life lends a lifeline during the busy festive season. Buy Time Live Life is a dynamic new lifestyle management and concierge service ( that is helping to take a load off the minds of stressed-out individuals in the capital. The online service allows clients to quite literally buy a few hours of spare time by outsourcing some of their more time-consuming tasks to freelance experts. Whether they need someone to put up their Christmas tree or someone to plan their itinerary for an annual festive getaway, the service allows clients to put extra hours in their day by allowing someone else to take on their everyday chores and errands. With Christmas just around the corner, many of London’s elite high-flyers in powerful jobs will be wondering how they’re going to juggle social events, work responsibilities and the multitude of gift-sourcing and shopping they’ll need to do for their loved ones. Stressed-out parents will be wondering how they’re going to do the grocery shopping and buy presents for their family members while securing that promotion at work and looking after their children. Buy Time Live Life allows them to offload their time-consuming responsibilities onto an expert – so whether the task is grocery shopping, wardrobe planning, gift-wrapping, Christmas tree installation or hotel reservations for the festive period, clients can kick back and relax, knowing some of their most arduous errands are completely taken care of. Michelle, Marketing Director for Buy Time Live Life says, “We’ve all contemplated how useful it would be to simply cash in and buy a few extra hours in a day – and now we’ve made it possible. By outsourcing simple concierge-style tasks to our team of freelance experts, our clients can experience a more balanced work and home life, as well as enjoying a little ‘me-time’ every now and then.” She adds, “Christmas is traditionally one of the most hectic times of year – we all have parties to attend, increased workloads due to festive demand, family downtime to enjoy and a multitude of other obligations to fulfil. Buy Time Live Life allows clients to focus on these obligations without worrying about menial tasks like picking up their dry-cleaning or grabbing that last-minute gift for the office secretary.” Buy Time Live Life operates on two levels, with pay-as-you-go or tailor-made memberships for clients. Those who simply want to navigate the festive season with as little stress as possible would benefit from a pay-as-you-go package, whereas those who want something a little more permanent can discuss a bespoke package with the in-house team.  Time can be purchased online for the ultimate convenience, making smaller and less detailed requests more efficient.  The service is ideal for parents rushed off their feet, busy professionals or even businesses going into the festive period with a to-do list taller than their high-rise building. Purchasing more time may seem like a lifesaver for these individuals, who would do anything to simply put their everyday chores to one side and spend quality time with their families over Christmas and New Year. For more information about this exciting new lifestyle management and concierge service, visit the website:

Secret d'Or launches a fashion forward online destination

An exclusive online marketplace launches this month, designed to offer browsers cutting edge fashion inspiration as well as access to the world’s most coveted new designers and brands. Luxurious, curated and highly desirable, Secret d’Or ( is a new frontier for the world of online fashion. Featuring collections from over 70 designers, the platform is for fashion forward individuals with a taste for the finer things in life. The unique pieces are worlds away from conventional high street brands and off-the-shelf collections. Instead, Secret d’Or shines the spotlight on independent labels in a bid to connect forward thinking fashionistas with a top drawer choice of contemporary designers. Camilla Jerath, Secret d’Or founder said, “In a world of fast fashion there is a new found respect for independent creatives who offer innovative products made with exceptional quality. We have created a curated platform to bring fresh and stylish independent brands to fashion forward men and women who crave unique and limited edition pieces. Take our Portamento shoes for example. Rather than generic designs, our collection is handmade in Italy using only the finest 100% genuine leather.” The dedicated Secret d’Or team stay at the forefront of fashion by travelling to both celebrated style capitals and up and coming trendy destinations. From London and New York to Hong Kong and Tokyo, the team trawls the globe for fresh new looks, sublime design and impeccable quality. The team have also created a rotating board of style experts who deliver style inspiration and help find and select emerging designers. Camilla Jerath, Secret d’Or founder said, “We’re out there 24/7 discovering the freshest and most innovative pieces for people with a taste for fashion and a keen eye for quality. The high street can be as underwhelming as it is homogeneous and designer stores as expensive as they can be inconvenient. We’re here to offer a great new alternative to both.” As well as using the marketplace to order items directly from their favourite new found designers, buyers also enjoy access to the ‘Shhh’ outlet store. Here, Secret d’Or negotiates with designers to offer their stylish audience access to exclusive sales, sneak previews of upcoming collections and the opportunity to place advance orders. For those wishing to delve deeper into the origins of their latest buys, Secret d’Or’s ‘Designer Stories’ is the perfect place to meet the creators behind cutting edge collections. Membership is 100% free and comes with a range of fantastic benefits. These include sneak peeks at the world’s hottest new designers, access to ‘Shhh’ exclusive sales, expert commentary from fashion and lifestyle experts, fabulous competitions and a 10% discount off first purchase. Thanks to its cherry picked collections and esteemed industry reputation, up and coming designers are keen to join the site and showcase their creations. A major draw card is Secret d’Or’s inclusion of strong marketing, advertising and PR as part of the professional relationship. This concept is set to be rolled out at the upcoming London Fashion Week where Secret d’Or models will strut the streets dressed in exclusive pieces designed to capture the attention of the media. Using similar strategies Secret d’Or has already helped its designers grace the pages of prestigious fashion magazines such as Grazia, Glamour and Vogue. Jerath adds, “I hope that Secret d’Or can evolve into the ‘go-to’ platform to be inspired and discover new independent brands from all over the globe.” Secret d’Or currently stocks pieces from over 70 brands and designers retailing menswear, womenswear, footwear, accessories and more. All UK customers enjoy free shipping and easy returns. International customers can also take advantage of free global shipping offered by many of the featured designers. “It’s a big world,” says Camilla. “Wear it.” To find out more about Secret d’Or, sign up for a free membership and start browsing the exclusive collection of high-end garments, visit the website at:

Treasury Creates $1.5 Billion Credit Line to Sustain State Operations

Harrisburg – Responding to a request from the administration, Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord, in consultation with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, has extended a $1.5 billion line of credit to the commonwealth so it can cope with a General Fund cash balance that plunged below zero earlier this week. The administration borrowed $700 million against that line of credit on Monday. The state’s main operating account dipped to around negative $20 million Monday morning prior to the transfer. It had not approached zero this early in the fiscal year in more than a decade. “Pennsylvania is now compelled to borrow unusually early in the fiscal year to pay its daily bills,” said McCord. “To solve the problem in the near term, I have decided, in collaboration with the Auditor General, to make funds available temporarily that will allow the state to continue operating. This will save state taxpayers a substantial amount of money in borrowing costs.” “As the state’s fiscal watchdog, I am relieved that Treasurer McCord is able to offer a plan to bail the commonwealth out of this immediate budget problem,” DePasquale said. “I remain concerned that the need for a loan this early in the budget year is a strong indicator of the bigger budget problems the governor and legislators will face in the coming months and years.” Revenue typically comes into the state unevenly during the course of the fiscal year, but Pennsylvania’s cash balance has, on average, been in steady overall decline. The 10-year average for early September is $2.241 billion. Last year it stood at $2 billion in early September – still below average but not as dire – and Treasury was not asked to create a $1.5 billion internal line of credit by the administration until December. This year a loan is necessary three months earlier. The internal loan of up to $1.5 billion will come from Treasury’s cash investment fund, “Pool 99” (McCord is sole custodian of that fund). The loan will help the administration avoid higher interest rates and fees it would have incurred through the financial markets. It will also allow the administration to draw from the line of credit only as needed, avoiding “negative carry” or interest payments on the full credit line when that amount is not needed immediately. A government in a weak cash flow position sometimes issues Tax Anticipation Notes (TANs) – short term borrowing that it repays when tax revenues increase further into the year. Under state law, both the Treasurer and the Auditor General must approve the issuance of TANs. Because it would ordinarily be required in the case of such borrowing, McCord considered it prudent to secure the input and agreement of Auditor General DePasquale before extending the line of credit. The General Fund will repay Treasury by the end of the fiscal year and at a 0.25 percent interest rate that, although modest, will still be enough to generate positive return for the taxpayers and for stakeholders in the Pool 99 fund. Treasury probably would not have earned as high an interest rate from such short-term market investments as it is gaining in this case from the General Fund. While agreeing to the line of credit, the Treasurer and Auditor General said Pennsylvania’s precariously low cash balance was symptomatic of deeper financial problems that can no longer be ignored. “Although we are pleased to be able to help the administration during this difficult time with an innovative, win-win solution that saves money, we also recognize this loan really just masks a much larger chronic budget problem that plagues our state,” McCord said. “Like a family buying groceries and paying the heating bill on credit, you can get away with it for a little while, but eventually you have to pay the credit card bill.” McCord and DePasquale pointed to the cumulative problems created by tax breaks for selected businesses, and reliance on one-time revenue sources. Reductions since 2011 in the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax have cost Pennsylvania’s General Fund an estimated total of $1.8 billion. A natural gas drilling tax, levied at the five percent rate common in other gas-producing states, could have yielded almost $1.6 billion cumulatively since fiscal year 2010-11. In this budget year, if the state had retained the Capital Stock and Franchise tax at its 2011 level and applied a 5 percent drillers tax, the commonwealth would be on schedule to receive $1.686 billion ($786 million and $900 million respectively) in new revenue. This $1.686 billion is clearly more than the credit line requested by the administration. “We are in this position because instead of evaluating and considering all available revenue, this year’s budget relied heavily on one-time funding sources and overly optimistic revenue projections,” DePasquale said. “To the average family, it would be like buying a house based on a raise you anticipate, but did not yet receive. Then finding out you can’t afford the mortgage.” To mask the shortfalls resulting from foregone revenue, the state has used gimmicks such as transfers of excess funds intended for other purposes. While that helps to balance the annual budget, it leaves holes in future budgets because the revenue does not recur year after year. Approximately 8.5 percent of the current General Fund budget is based on one-time revenue sources. As a result, the state’s Independent Fiscal Office predicted annual structural deficits – incoming revenue lower than expenditures within a fiscal year – of more than $800 million this year and more than $2 billion by the 2018-19 fiscal year if the state remains on its current track. “As bad as the bottom line is right now, if anything, the state’s true financial condition is even worse than it appears because Pennsylvania has papered over its problems by draining other funds to balance the last several budgets,” McCord said. Pennsylvania is in a much weaker financial condition than most other states. Many are enjoying budget surpluses while Pennsylvania has struggled to overcome annual deficits that are due mostly to insufficient revenue. The national average among states for the combined General Fund and Rainy Day Fund balances as a percent of expenditures is estimated to be more than 8 percent in 2014. Pennsylvania has no Rainy Day Fund budget reserve and a General Fund balance barely above zero. “When the budget was passed in July, I said we would regret it by mid-December because the revenue was not matched to the expenses,” DePasquale said. “The fact that the state needs a loan this early in the fiscal year is more proof that we need more realistic budgets in the future.” For more information, visit or ### Attachments · Facts about Treasury’s Line of Credit ( · General Fund Average Balances ( · One-time Transfers as Percentage of Total Enacted Budget ( · General Fund Balance ( · Moody’s press release on PA downgrade ( (July 21, 2014) · McCord Report – Pennsylvania’s structural deficit (

The real star of Bollywood Industry, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya, to play as a lead in She-The movie.

  “The real Star of Bollywood industry, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya to play Male Lead in “She-The Movie’   -16th September 2014. Viplab Majumder’s directorial debut, “She-the movie’, will star Pan Singh Thomar and Filmistaan fame, Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya. His consecutive movies have won multiple National Awards from Government of India.  The movie  is on a girls life, “sundari” based on a true story of Bengal, the   beautiful virgin locations of Bengal, bordering Bangladesh (sunderbans)and Puri has been chosen for shooting, it portrays the outlook of a village girl who  has high dreams in life but due to poverty she chooses to enter into flesh trade business due to want of money to survive and meet her house hold expenses, as her husband played by Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya (montu) is a small time fisherman  who finds difficult to run  and maintain a household expenses, Sundari works in a hotel but the greed of money makes her greed grow day by day and ends up into a prostitution racket. But the story has a crisp turn when a prostitute, though is referred as a heartless witch, falls in love with a wildlife photographer, the story is very catchy and unique feels the young producer of the film  Nikhil Chandwani, and he is very happy with the proceedings and says he is very excited the way the film is shaping up. The producer, Nikhil Chandwani, is the youngest producer in Bollywood industry and the first Asian to win American Form Award from American Government. The film also stars talented theatre artists from both Hindi and Tollywood film industry. The lead heroine of the film,(Priya Mitra) Sundari of the film with dusky looks can surely enthrall the audience, feels DOP of the film Dhirendra Shukla, an FTII alumni.  A couple of international distributors are in talks for overseas distribution. The film has a very experienced team from both Hindi and Bengali film industry feels creative producer of the film Sumeet Kumar and Associate Producer Anand Gupta.                   

International innovators to be honored at The Tech Awards for applying technology to benefit humanity

SAN JOSE, CA – Nearly 23 million infants worldwide go without immunizations every year, and close to 2 million people die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccines are temperature sensitive and most need to be refrigerated, stored, and transported, making deployment to rural areas difficult and expensive. Children in the world’s poorest communities are the most deeply affected by the lack of access to vaccines.  Meet Nanoly – a team of young scientists from the University of Colorado developing technology that eliminates the need to refrigerate vaccines, enabling effective and safe delivery anywhere in the world. The team will be among the 10 international laureates recognized for their resolve and ingenuity in addressing some of the world’s most formidable challenges at Silicon Valley’s leading awards program, The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials. The event, produced by The Tech Museum of Innovation, will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. “Compelled by need, fueled by creativity, executed by competence: The innovations of The Tech Awards 2014 laureates give us hope that we can solve the problems we face,” said Tim Ritchie, president of The Tech. “We are inspired not only by the laureates’ work, but by their lives as well.”  The laureates are working all over the world, from India to Latin America to Africa, developing life-changing innovations. “The commitment and creativity of this year’s laureates show great promise for a brighter future,” said Mike Splinter, Executive Chairman of Applied Materials. “Their innovative use of technology combined with unrelenting passion and determination help overcome the challenges before us and create solutions for a better world.”  Cash prizes totaling $500,000 are awarded the night of the gala. One laureate in each of The Tech Awards five categories — the Intel Environment Award, the Microsoft Education Award, the Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator Award, the Nokia Health Award, and the Flextronics Economic Development Award — will win $75,000. The other winner will go home with $25,000. During their week-long stay in Silicon Valley, the laureates engage in specialized business and media training, network with leading tech companies and venture capitalists, and learn about the experiences of fellow laureates. The Tech Awards gala will also honor legendary media mogul, philanthropist, and environmentalist Ted Turner with the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Applied Materials. This award honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership help to alleviate humanity’s greatest challenges.   Turner is best known for doing what had previously been considered impossible – creating CNN, the first all-news television network, and pioneering the live broadcast of breaking news from around the globe. His leadership in the world of philanthropy has been just as groundbreaking. The Turner Foundation, established in 1990, has contributed nearly $370 million and supported more than 3,000 groups in an effort to improve air and water quality, develop a sustainable energy future for our planet, safeguard environmental health, maintain wildlife habitat protection, and develop practices and policies to curb the population growth rate. In 1997, Turner’s pledge of $1 billion to the United Nations resulted in the creation of the United Nations Foundation (UNF), which supports people, ideas, and resources globally to further the U.N.’s work. UNF advocates policy changes, mobilizes resources, and builds partnerships alongside businesses and non-governmental organizations to tackle climate change, global health, poverty eradication, and energy access. Since the inception of The Tech Awards in 2001, a total of 267 laureates have been recognized. Their work affects hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.  Laureates of The Tech Awards 2014 Intel Environment AwardInventive Power ( International ( Microsoft Education AwardGooru ( (   Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator AwardNanoly ( Solution ( Nokia Health AwardGradian Health Systems  ( ASHA ( Flextronics Economic Development AwardmyAgro ( ( For more information about The Tech Awards, visit: For the latest updates follow @TheTechAwards ( on Twitter and like us on Facebook ( Key sponsors supporting The Tech Awards include Applied Materials, Inc., Flextronics, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Swanson Foundation, Qatalyst, Seagate, Qualcomm, NASDAQ OMX, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Go Daddy, Google, KPMG, Sathaye Family Foundation, Charmaine & Dan Warmenhoven, Wells Fargo, Xilinx, Micron and RBC Capital Markets. ContactMichelle TranPublic Relations About The Tech Museum of InnovationThe Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum — located in the Capital of Silicon Valley — is a non-profit experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone. About Applied MaterialsApplied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in precision materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. Learn more at

Library’s Summer Reading program combats “summer slide” to support success in school

Charlotte, NC – Sept. 16, 2014 – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s 2014 Summer Reading Program recorded more than 26 million minutes of reading, a 23.8% increase from last year.   And a total of 29,105 individuals participated in the Summer Reading Program, a 19.9% increase from last year. What is the significance of more than 26 million minutes of reading during the summer? For many students and families, it means going back to school more prepared to learn. School-aged children participating in Summer Reading read for an average of 20 minutes per day, which research has shown helps them return to school ready to learn at grade level, avoiding the “summer slide.” The community’s enthusiastic participation in Summer Reading from June 11 to August 9 continues to demonstrate that literacy is important, even in the summer. David Singleton, Director of Libraries for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, is convinced that the Summer Reading Program is one of the most important annual programs provided by the Library. “Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is committed to educational success for every young person. While we create a community of readers throughout the year, Summer Reading is a time to focus on children and teens reading and engaging in library programs so that they return to school ready to learn and succeed in school. Preschool children participate in early literacy activities that help them with vocabulary, letter recognition, and other pre-literacy skills that better prepare them to be ready to read and learn. And Adults participating in the program are modeling reading behaviors—in print, online, and in electronic format—for young people.” The Library’s partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has been instrumental in helping direct program resources into the hands of the students who can most benefit. About 65% of the 19,051 children and teen participants were CMS students.  Said CMS Deputy Superintendent Ann Clark, “CMS is thrilled with the increase in the participation in the Summer Reading Program as well as the strong commitment from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to align their programming with CMS priorities to combat summer reading loss for our students.” Summer Reading organizers wish to thank the 2014 Summer Reading sponsors, Carowinds, Wendy's and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation for their continued support of the Library. Companies interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2015 Summer Reading program can contact the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation at 704-416-0618.


The Company refers to the announcements made on (i) 3 September 2014 in relation to the Proposed Offering and (ii) 15 September 2014 in relation to the board of directors’ (the “Board”) intention to recommend a dividend for the financial year ending 2015 ("FY2015"). The Company wishes to update Shareholders that the Company has extended the timeline for the Proposed Offering in order to provide potential investors sufficient time to consider the Board’s intention to recommend a dividend for FY2015 of at least 30.0% of the Company’s net profit after tax from the date of the Company's secondary listing on the SGX-ST to 31 August 2015 (excluding any exceptional and extraordinary income), after considering the Company's level of cash and reserves, results of operations, business prospects, capital requirements and surplus, general financial condition, contractual restrictions, the absence of any circumstances which might reduce the amount of reserves available to pay dividends, and other factors considered relevant by the Board, including the Company's expected financial performance. It is expected that the final prospectus will be registered in Singapore on or about 26 September 2014. Shareholders and investors should note that the Proposed Offering remains subject to the registration of a final prospectus by the Monetary Authority of Singapore as well as the market conditions prevailing before the Proposed Offering.  As the terms of and the timeline for the Proposed Offering have not yet been finalised, shareholders and potential investors are accordingly advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of the Company. For further information, please contact Mr Jason Goh +65 6590 8209 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Vessel sale of SBS Cirrus

Viking Supply Ships has, through its wholly owned subsidiary Viking Supply Ships Limited, sold the 1985 built platform supply vessel SBS Cirrus. The transaction is motivated by Viking Supply Ships’ strategy to focus on modern tonnage. The vessel has been delivered to its new owners yesterday, 16 September 2014. The sale of the vessel will have a positive impact of NOK 0.8 million on the third quarter results. After the sale of SBS Cirrus, Viking Supply Ships’ fleet now consists of eight anchor handling tug supply vessels and five platform supply vessels.  For further information, please contact:Christian W. Berg, CEO, Viking Supply Ships, ph. +45 41 77 83 80     Rederi AB TransAtlantic is a leading Swedish shipping company with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and additional offices in Europe. The company is organized into two business areas: TransAtlantic and Viking Supply Ships. The company has about 780 employees and the turnover in 2013 was MSEK 2 925. The TransAtlantic business area consists of three divisions: Container, RoRo and Bulk. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Small Cap segment. Rederi AB TransAtlantic is obliged to make this information public according to the Financial Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act (Sw: lagen om värdepappersmarknaden and lagen om handel med finansiella instrument). The information was submitted for publication on September 17, 2014 at 08:30.

Maplace UK Sales May Predict The Referendum Results

Few elections have been as controversial as the Scottish referendum taking place tomorrow. With 97% of Scots registered to vote (, it's aligned to be a life changing decision, whatever the outcome. First Minister of Scotland and champion of the Scottish independence movement, Alex Salmond, recently said that he would not be applying for another shot at referendum should this one fail to make the break from the UK - making it a once in a generation opportunity. However, if the vote is a Yes, many EU countries fear it will spark other devolution campaigns across the continent. Online map ownership company, ( reported a significant rise in UK sales this week. Rose and Vadio Gitazy intended their pioneering social network-cum-monopoly business to essentially be an advertising space for businesses to gain exposure. However, recent sales indicate popularity among individuals wishing to digitally own a plot of land. Rose said, "One woman in Scotland bought 42 places in England last week. We wonder, could this mean she is showing some allegiance to the UK?" Herself Czech in origin, Rose remembered the 'Velvet Revolution' when the former Czechoslovakian state peacefully resolved to separate in 1989. "I was quite young when it happened, but I have fond memories of visiting Slovakia when as a child. I have one square on there myself!" she explained. Never motivated by money, the concept of is to allow individuals or businesses to own parts of the world, rather like the moon deeds popularised as Christmas presents. Commenting on this, Vadio said, "We have seen a rise in sales recently anyway; in the run up to Christmas." rectangle ownership makes a unique gift, and at just £1 the advertising is cheaper than any other.  Rather like Monopoly, landmarks hold greater value and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. "But it does seem strange that so many seemingly 'normal' streets have been going like hotcakes this week", he added. When asked to comment on the referendum, neither of the co-founders had a specific leaning, but Rose said, "For us, change leads innovation and this is what makes great things happen. We set up to connect people around the world and increases visibility online for new and existing businesses. We have used the strap line rewrite the map, but we never imagined it would be predicting the future of the UK!" Whichever way the Scots choose to vote tomorrow, one thing's for sure: the borders on will stay the same. To find out more about the concept or to buy your own, please visit About the founders: Rose and Vadio became disillusioned with the poor incomes offered to migrants in the UK and conceived of as a space to connect with others and create a unique online community. Having launched in April, they have been nominated for several start-up awards for 2015.

– The hotel industry needs a new agreement structure!

Hotel property owners should gradually phase out management agreements to be replaced by incentive based rent agreements. The management agreements that are standard today are holding back profitability and value growth in hotel properties according to Anders Nissen, CEO at Pandox. Tomorrow, Thursday the 18th of September, Anders Nissen is participating in a panel debate at Hot.E (the Hotel Investment Conference Europe) in London where the different types of agreements within the hotel property business will be discussed. In a traditional management agreement, the property owner appoints a brand to run the hotel for a management fee, often calculated as a share of the turnover. In some cases, the hotel owner also pays an additional incentive fee based on the hotel’s profit, but that is normally a smaller part of the total fee. – As the hotel’s gross revenues and distribution strategies determine the income for the brand, the logic consequence of the fee structure is to focus on maximising turnover while areas such as productivity and profitability take a back seat, says Anders Nissen. For the hotel owner, this is bad news as productivity, profitability and smart investments are the most important factors of value growth in a hotel property. Under the typical structure of a management agreement the property owner shoulders all investment costs in the property, leaving him in a position where he has full financial responsibility for operations, as well as investments, while the operator – who is in control of the value chain – shares any upside, while avoiding risk and investment costs. The solution, according to Anders Nissen, is incentive based rent agreements. The rent the operator pays to the property owner is based on turnover and the costs for investments and product development is shared in a way that creates common goals and incentives. This agreement structure incentivises the operator to increase profitability by adding revenue, lowering costs and making sound long term investments in the product, he adds. The parties share upsides as well as downsides, with capital, potential and risk being reasonably balanced between the parties. The debate “A Focus On The Investors - Leases” will be held on Thursday the 18th of September at 12:00 noon - 1:00pm at The Money Hall - Jumeirah Carlton Towers, London. Attached article: Management agreements – blocking the road to value growth for hotel property owners. For more information, please contact:Anders NissenCEO Pandox AB+46 8 506 205 50, +46 708 46 02

Sectra gains market share in Puerto Rico

“The Puerto Rican market provides great growth opportunities for innovative IT products and services.  Our partner, Answer Medical Solutions, has long-lasting relationships with the radiology community and, with systems for the efficient management of medical images, we can jointly help providers deliver improved care,” says Mikael Anden, president of Sectra, North America. CT Radiology Complex, Advanced Breast Imaging Services, and Radiology Imaging Interpretation Services will utilize Sectra PACS for their radiology reading and storage requirements.  In addition, CT Radiology Complex, the largest imaging center in Puerto Rico, will use Sectra Breast Imaging PACS for mammography including reading of breast tomosynthesis images.  Sectra’s solutions will assist the organizations to improve workflow, report turnaround and service to their referring physicians.  Furthermore, clinicians will have mobile access to images and patient information on their tablet devices. “Through the Sectra suite of imaging products, Answer Medical Solutions has earned its customers’ trust for the management of their practices and the well-being of their patients.  Our users appreciate the cost effectiveness and tight integration with their current IT systems that the Sectra brand offers,” says Orlando Laza, president and general manager of Answer Medical Solutions. Sectra PACS was awarded “Best in KLAS” in the “2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report.  KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews.

Mechanism behind age-dependent diabetes discovered

Ageing is among the largest known risk factors for many diseases, and type 2 diabetes is no exception. People older than 65 years have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes if their insulin-producing cells in the pancreas fail to compensate for insulin resistance. A decline in insulin secretion from these so called beta cells is considered to be a major contributing factor to disease development, but little has been known about why this happens. As the investigators behind the recent study searched for a link between ageing, beta cell dysfunction and diabetes, they took a closer look at calcium ions.“Calcium ions as mediators of signals in the cell play a crucial role in regulating the function and survival of insulin-producing beta cells”, says Luo-Sheng Li, at The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Karolinska Institutet, the study’s first author.The researchers studied three different types of mice that differ in age-induced deterioration. The first was a genetically modified mouse that accumulate DNA mutations in the cellular power plants, the mitochondria, and thus age prematurely. The second type of mouse represents naturally mature ageing, whereas the third is more resistant to age-induced deterioration. When comparing the mice, the investigators found that the function of the mitochondria is reduced with age. This age-dependent reduction of mitochondrial function in beta cells ultimately leads to reduced insulin release.The study demonstrates that an impaired fine tuning of the free calcium concentration in the beta cell is the molecular mechanism linking mitochondrial dysfunction to impaired insulin release.“The defective metabolism-induced deterioration in calcium ion dynamics reflects an important age-dependent phenotype that may have a critical role in the development of type 2 diabetes”, says Principal Investigator Per-Olof Berggren at The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. “This is important information that may lay the foundation for a novel treatment regimen for diabetes.”The work conducted at Karolinska Institutet was supported by, among others, the Swedish Research Council, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the Swedish Diabetes Association and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.Publication: 'Defects in β-Cell Ca2+ Dynamics in Age-Induced Diabetes (', Li L, Trifunovic A, Köhler M, Wang Y, Berglund JP, Illies C, Juntti-Berggren L, Larsson NG,  Berggren PO, Diabetes (, epub ahead of print 1 July 2014, doi:10.2337/db13-1855.


Astar Studios ( has been named among Europe's elite recording studios for the second year running. Selected by a panel of independent experts drawn from across the pro-audio spectrum, Astar Studios in Heywood near Manchester is one of four finalists in the ‘BEST STUDIO’ category of the highly prestigious Pro Sound Awards to be held at London’s Ministry of Sound on Thursday 25th September 2014. Astar’s producer owner Andy Ross is also nominated for the much-coveted ‘Rising Star’ award. Andy Ross who opened Astar Studios six years ago already has a Mercury Prize ‘Album of the Year’ to his credit and the studio featured as finalist for ‘Studio of the Year’ at the 2013 awards. All Astar Studios projects are meticulously recorded and produced by Andy who also writes and co-writes with artists who benefit from access to the studio’s creative team, comprising some of the region’s most in-demand session musicians and visual and promotional experts behind some of the biggest names in the industry. Last year Andy co-produced a 30th Anniversary cover version of the Style Council Classic, ‘The Paris Match’ by Manchester songstress Kristyna Myles with the band’s legendary drummer Steve White, that was described by Paul Weller as ‘Absolutely Stunning’. He has also produced six albums as part of  ‘The Yamaha New Jazz Sessions’ series that has sold more than 100,000 copies. And there is much to look forward to in the remainder of 2014 and 2015 as five new Astar artists hotly tipped for success are being showcased to top music executives every day this week, prior to next week’s awards ceremony as part of ‘Music Week Presents’ ( The studio’s stunning live room is widely regarded as the best in the UK for its size and caters for artists and bands at all levels, including unsigned artists whose talent Andy Ross is keen to nurture and support both creatively and financially. Andy’s decision in 2009 to launch the world’s first 0% Recording Loan Scheme was nominated for ‘Best Initiative by a Studio’ at the Audio Pro Awards. The scheme has since enabled many artists to record and self-release their music and successfully sign management and label deals. A delighted Andy Ross stated, “I feel immensely proud and honoured that the quality of Astar Studios has been recognised at the highest level for the second year running. At Astar we aim to cater for artists at every level, from unsigned bands looking for their first deal to more experienced and accomplished artists. We offer an enjoyable and uplifting recording experience in a creative environment where they can focus, express themselves freely and feel inspired to produce their best performance." Astar Studios Honours include 2009 – Finalist: ‘Best Initiative by a Studio’ at the Audio Pro Awards 2010 - Mercury Music Prize nomination for ‘Golden’ by the Kit Downes Trio 2013 – Finalist: ‘Studio of the Year’ at the Pro Sound Awards 2014 – Finalist: ‘Best Studio’ at the Pro Sound Awards 2014 – Finalist: ‘Rising Star’ (Andy Ross) at the Pro Sound Awards ENDS For more info + images and to arrange interviews and/or filming call 07970 191668 or email

Prepare for The iPhone 6 Effect on September 19, warns ParcelHero

What will happen to parcel deliveries on September 19 - as the launch of the new iPhone 6 creates thousands of extras deliveries - and how many customers will receive their new phones on launch day? With iPhone 6 mania reaching a peak, international courier ParcelHero says retailers and parcel delivery companies are bracing themselves for a the iPhone 6 Effect, as customers clamour to receive their new phones on launch day. ParcelHero’s David Jinks MILT says: ‘As we learned from the launch of the iPhone 5 back in September 2012, and various incarnations of the iPad, new Apple product launches create intense activity in the parcel delivery industry.’ David adds: ‘Let’s not forget that, as well as the devices being shipped through carefully planned channels by Apple, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis etc, the online shopping platform eBay currently lists over 66,000 results for iPhone 6, many promising launch day delivery. That’s a lot of private individuals also looking to sell (or sell-on!) their new iPhones as well.’ Customers who have already ordered their new phone – particularly the larger screen iPhone6 Plus – could well experience delays receiving their phones at home as Apple struggles to supply enough phones into the UK. And if you are looking to order online now, Apple and all major suppliers have announced that the new iPhone 6 Plus is a complete sell out – there’s currently at least a three to four week delay. For the standard iPhone 6, there’s also already a 7-10 working days delivery window. Both iPhone 6 versions will also be available in stores from 8am of course, but with one eBay trader selling his Apple store launch day reservation for over £250 (that’s not including the cost of the phone itself!), optimistic shoppers are facing a long queue. David cautions: ‘Because ParcelHero only partners with leading delivery companies such as DHL and UPS, who have been working for some time with their retail customers to ensure they meet demand, ParcelHero deliveries are unlikely to be impacted by the iPhone 6 Effect. That’s not the case for every cheap and cheerful delivery company however. If you want to send a parcel around the 19th you are best to choose a good-value, trusted service.’ ENDS

Saab wins LEDS-50 MK2 launch order

The LEDS-50 MK2 provides additional protection to the vehicle and crew by detecting the presence of latest generation laser threats and automatically deploying countermeasures to avoid the vehicle being hit by the threat. This order is an important breakthrough for Saab in the Land Self-Protection Systems market since it is the launch order for its latest vehicle self-protection solution. It is especially relevant since it confirms the international market attractiveness of advanced Softkill solutions as a cost effective way to improve vehicle survivability in complex operational situations.Existing customers using Saab Land Self-Protection solutions includes the Royal Netherlands Army that has fitted the Saab laser warning system to their CV90/35 fleet as part of an integral survivability suite. Saab continues to see an increasing trend towards enhanced protection solutions for land vehicles in the international market. Development and production takes place at Saab in Centurion, South Africa (Saab Grintek Defence). For further information, please contact:Saab Press Centre, +46 (0)734 180 018, Saab Subsaharan Africa, Anne Lewis-Olsson, +27 (0)71 6810429 Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

Foresters provide much needed financial support to UK students

Member-focused financial services organisation Foresters ( is committed to supporting and enriching the lives of its members, their families and their communities. Their Scholarship Programme gives students renewable scholarships awarding them for their outstanding educational achievements and volunteering projects in their community. Steve Dilworth, Managing Director Member Network UK, says: “With the cost of further education continuing to rise in the UK, it’s great that Foresters can give students some financial strength in achieving their education goals. “Over the last 25 years, the UK Foresters Scholarship Programme has been a great success, with applicants year on year establishing a phenomenal commitment to their academic studies and volunteering in their communities”. In addition, every year a stand-out student is given a ‘Student of the Year’ award. This is based on their work in the community, including any volunteering work and fund raising. This student also receives an additional monetary award for the first year of their studies. Arpan Sekhon from Bedford is the UK’s 2014 Student of the Year and will be attending Birmingham’s Aston University to study an MPharm in Pharmacy (which is a four year course). 18 year-old Arpan has been extremely active in her community, carrying out around 700 hours of community service/volunteering in the last 24 months. She has been doing volunteer work with national charity The Sikh Missionary Society youth camps since 2005.   Arpan has also coordinated free language classes for children run by a local charity; helped parents to raise around £5000 for Papworth Trust in Cambridge and, with her family, raised over £10k for Macmillan Cancer Support in the Asian community. She says: “This scholarship will be a huge financial help. It will definitely make studying easier and more accessible. I will be able to focus on my studies and achieve better results instead of spending a significant amount of time finding and doing part-time jobs. “Being a full-time student imposes a great financial burden … this scholarship will ease a great deal of pressure and has also given me motivation to succeed. The money will be used to purchase essential equipment and textbooks, and to fund the cost of general university life and travel expenses that will also allow me to spend time occasionally with my family and the local community that have been an integral part of my life.” For nearly 25 years, Foresters UK has awarded more than 1300 scholarships to students who have shared their commitment to helping their community and who have proved a solid academic performance. In total, over £2.1 million has been awarded in financial support in the UK. An example of a successful graduate this year who received a Foresters Scholarship is George Eden from Peterborough who earned a 1st class honours in Civil Engineering. Children/grandchildren of Foresters Members, or students who hold their own Foresters plan, can apply until the 30th January 2015 for the Foresters Scholarship Programme for the 2015-2016 academic year. For more information regarding the Foresters Scholarship programme visit Foresters ( Ends

Banish Battery Anxiety with MOAB – Mother Of All Batteries

Ever experienced ‘battery anxiety’ – that terrible panic that your smartphone is about to run out of power? You’re not alone: around 38% of smartphone users worry about dead batteries at least once a week. But a powerful new portable battery charger has launched which will put an end to battery anxiety, in the form of the MOAB – Mother Of All Batteries. The MOAB, by MOAB Power, can simultaneously charge four USB mobile devices at once and has a whopping 100kWh of battery capacity. Weighing in at just 1.65lbs, the charger has the thinnest form factor of its class, and offers plug-and-play power on-the-go, so tablets and smartphone users never have to worry about their gadget running out of juice again. Michael Collier, VP of Sales and Marketing for MOAB Power, says, “Our smartphones are an essential tool in everyday life. They hold the key to our social lives, they store our photos and memories and they’re often used to arrange important meetings or send vital work-related emails. It’s little wonder that almost 4 in 10 of us feel panicked about running out of battery!” He adds, “The MOAB is a complete solution for all instances of battery anxiety. The plug-and-play functionality allows it to work with any of today’s most popular smartphones, and still have room to charge up tablets, e-readers, digital cameras and many of the other electronic devices that we use to navigate modern life. Panicking about low battery on all of our gadgets is now a thing of the past!” With a myriad of impressive features, the MOAB portable battery charger is set to make the top of wish lists across the world. There’s a 5-LED charge indicator that shows charging status and a power-saving switch to ensure that no energy is wasted when the charging is complete. There are built-in safety features that ensure the charger is stable enough to use with any of your most treasured gadgets, and at an introductory price of just $199, it outshines any competitors in the price bracket. Whether people utilise their smartphones as an entertainment tool during their evening commute, a vital business resource for keeping up with all of their contacts, or an all-in-one device to stay in touch with all of their family and friends, battery life is a crucial consideration. With so many different functions, smartphone users have been known to ‘ration’ their smartphone usage – they don’t use their gadgets to their full potential, simply to ensure that their battery lasts a little longer. The introduction of the MOAB means never having to ‘ration’ smartphone power – give your tablets and smartphone a new lease of life! For more information about the MOAB, or to pre-order your device today, visit the website:

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to Host Golf Classic in Havre de Grace, MD

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will host a celebrity golf tournament featuring former MLB All-Stars, World Series champions and other alumni. The event will take place on Friday, September 19th with proceeds benefitting the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. Alumni players attending* the event include Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., 1973 American League Rookie of the Year Al Bumbry and 1983 World Series champion Scott McGregor, as well as Mike Bielecki, Jim Coates, Doug Creek, Rene Gonzales, Ron Hansen, Chris Hoiles, Dave Johnson, Steve Johnson, Brian Kowitz, Ross Moschitto, Dickie Noles, Billy Ripken, Steve Rogers, Don Stanhouse, Garrett Stepehnson, Bill Swaggerty, Fred Valentine and Don Wert. The tournament will take place at the Bulle Rock Golf Club, starting with registration at 8:00 a.m. located at 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by an awards dinner and auction at 3:00 p.m. For more information regarding this event, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at or visit *Celebrity attendees subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. ###

Catella makes three recruitments to Swedish property advisory services

"Britt-Marie and Rasmus have extensive experience of both the property business and capital markets, and will be an important part of our Swedish team. Catella's market leadership is based on more than 25 years of experience in advising on property transactions and on exactly this combined knowledge of both property and finance," says Johan Ericsson, Head of Swedish Property Advisory Services. Britt-Marie Nyman will be a senior project manager at Catella and takes up her post on October 1. She was previously Deputy CEO, Finance and IR Manager at Klövern and before that held a similar position at Tornet. Britt-Marie has also been a financial journalist for publications including Veckans Affärer. Rasmus Groth will be a senior project manager at Catella and takes up his post on November 3. Rasmus joins us from the Scandinavian Property Group in Stockholm, where he worked as a project manager. Julia Baehrendtz took up her post as an analyst at Catella on September 1. Julia joins the Stockholm office from London, where she worked for Strutt & Parker and completed her bachelor's degree in property finance at the Cass Business School in London. Catella’s property advisory services comprise three service areas: Sales and Acquisitions, Financing, as well as Analysis and Evaluation. The business is established in 11 European countries and has more than 200 employees, including 40 in Sweden.

PA Resources takes measures to preserve liquidity and summons bondholders’ meetings

· The lack of visible progress with approvals in Tunisia means that the execution of a longer term financing plan for 2015 and beyond has to be postponed while awaiting relevant approvals · The Company proposes to holders of NOK and SEK bonds to accept to defer the upcoming interest payments in October 2014 until 5 April 2015 · The Company has reached a conditional agreement with its largest creditor and shareholder, Gunvor Group, that unpaid interest together with future interest payments on the secured credit facilities will be rolled up to and including 31 March 2015, subject to the bondholders’ agreement to the proposal above · Actions to preserve cash without disrupting ongoing business or future values of developments has been initiated · The outcome of PA Resources’ first comprehensive independent report of Reserves and Contingent Resources largely confirmed PA Resources’ internal estimates of volumes and values · The proposal to bondholders enables continued progress on the ongoing investment and development plans, which aims to take 35 mmboe of net Contingent Resources into production starting from 2017. Significant amounts of equity will be needed in a full financing plan, which is not currently available to PA Resources pending clarity on outstanding approvals in Tunisia – Management and the board of directors are of the opinion that the proposed amendment of the terms of the bond issues combined with the roll up of interest on the secured credit facilities and other cash preserving actions will give us the necessary time to prepare and execute a long-term financing plan in the best interest of all stakeholders following clarification of the situation in Tunisia, says Mark McAllister, CEO of PA Resources. Background In recent years, PA Resources has struggled to overcome challenges inherited from several legacy issues, in particular the failed investment in the Azurite field which resulted in material losses for the Company and has led to the Company’s recent financial difficulties. During 2013 and 2014, the Company with its new management has taken several measures to reduce financing and execution risk while progressing the Company’s asset portfolio, including: · Raising SEK 815 million in new equity capital during 2013 · Maturing of development plans on key assets · Completion of farm-outs in the Company’s assets in Denmark and the Republic of Congo and the farm-out agreement in the offshore Tunisian assets pending approvals · Commissioned a third party review of Reserves and Contingent Resources by independent consultant firm ERC Equipoise (“ERCE”) As previously communicated, and in accordance with the plans presented in connection with the equity and bond financings in 2013, PA Resources is working to establish a financing plan for 2015 and onwards that addresses the funding of the material investments required to realise the value of its asset portfolio. It is the Company’s view that a significant amount of new equity is required in order to fund the planned operations through 2015 and beyond, and the Board expects that PA Resources’ debt position will need to be addressed through the execution of the financing plan. The scope of the financing plan is dependent on the outcome of ongoing government approval processes in Tunisia, concerning the Company’s farm-down transaction to EnQuest plc and a license extension on the Company’s Zarat license, which includes the Zarat and Elyssa fields. Due to the materiality of the assets related to these approvals, the Company’s view is that it is not able to raise new equity capital until further clarity is achieved in Tunisia. In the meantime, the Company is examining ways of preserving liquidity and has taken actions in order to do so without disrupting ongoing business or future value of asset developments. In late September and early October the Company has scheduled interest payments on its (i) Working Capital Facility (“WCF”), (ii) Reserve Based Lending (“RBL”) facility, (iii) NOK bonds and (iv) SEK bonds (together the “Debt Facilities”) amounting to a total of USD 22 million, whereof USD 21 million relates to interest payments on the Company’s bonds (split USD 7 million and USD 14 million for the NOK and SEK bond issues respectively). Given its current liquidity position, the Company will not be able to settle these interest payments in cash and hence proposes to defer all interest payments on all its Debt Facilities.  The Company has reached an agreement with its largest creditor and shareholder, the Gunvor Group, for the upcoming interest payments under the WCF and RBL facilities. Under this agreement, Gunvor accepts that all unpaid interest (in total USD 1 million) together with future interest payments will be rolled up to and including 31 March 2015. The agreement is however conditional upon the acceptance by the bondholders in the NOK and SEK bond issues of the proposed amendments which have been summoned for. It is the view of the Company’s management and board of directors that a timely execution of the proposal is in the best interest of all PA Resources’ stakeholders. Approval of the proposed amendments will give the Company necessary time to prepare and execute a long-term financing plan following clarification of government approval processes in Tunisia, securing transparency on the future of PA Resources’ key assets and developments. Overview of outstanding bonds and interest-bearing loans PA Resources currently has two bond issues outstanding, a NOK 675 million senior unsecured bond maturing in April 2016 and a SEK 750 million senior unsecured bond maturing in March 2016. The bond issues carry an interest of 12.25% p.a. and 13.50% p.a., respectively. In addition, the Company has USD 85 million and USD 28 million, combined c. SEK 803 million, outstanding to the Gunvor Group under the RBL and WCF facilities, maturing in December 2015 and March 2015 respectively and both carrying a coupon interest of 7.50% p.a.. Proposal to bondholders Instead of settling the interest payments on the bonds through cash payment on the interest payment date, the Company proposes that the upcoming interest payments in October are deferred until 5 April 2015, and that such deferred interest will carry an additional interest rate equivalent to the prevailing interest rate under the respective bonds (being 12.25% p.a. for the NOK bonds and 13.50% p.a. for the SEK bonds). The proposal to bondholders is further described in the summons documents to the Bondholders’ Meetings. The summons will be provided to all bondholders in the NOK and SEK bonds by the respective trustees and bondholders may vote by proxy as further described in the summons documents. The bondholders’ meeting in relation to the NOK bonds will be held, and the written procedure in relation to the SEK bonds will expire, on 3 October 2014. The Company has retained Pareto Securities and Swedbank Norway as its financial advisers. Independent Review of Reserves and Resources PA Resources has commissioned ERCE to conduct an independent third party review of the Company’s Reserves and Contingent Resources as of 30 June 2014. Historic reserve reports by PA Resources have been based on a combination of internal, operator and third party estimates, and as such the review by ERCE is the Company’s first comprehensive independent reserve report of its assets. The review is now in the final stages, and the Company plans to release the summary report at the latest together with its Q3 report on 29 October 2014.  Preliminary numbers indicate total 2P Reserves of 6.8 mmbbl and total 2C Contingent Resources of 26.6 mmbbl + 220 bcf (hydrocarbon gas only) across the portfolio. The total unrisked 2P+2C NPV10 is estimated to be USD 587 million. All numbers are subject to final confirmation; however no significant changes are expected. More detail on Reserves, Contingent Resources and 2P+2C NPV10 valuation is shown in the presentation shown on the Company’s web page ( The review conducted by ERCE has largely confirmed the Company’s estimates of recoverable volumes from its main production and development assets. As part of the audit, Zarat liquids have been re-categorised from Reserves to Contingent Resources as the field development is being revised. More details are shown in the presentation available on the Company’s web page ( (http://www.paresources/)). Stockholm, 18 September, 2014 PA Resources AB (publ) For additional information, please contact: Tomas Hedström PA Resources ABTel: +46 (0)8 545 211 50E-mail: Pareto Securities Fixed IncomeOslo: +47 22 87 87 70Stockholm: +46 8 402 5223 Swedbank Fixed Income:Oslo: +47 2311 6253Stockholm: +46 8 700 95 12’ IMPORTANT NOTICE The information in this press release is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa or New Zeeland. The distribution of this press release in certain other jurisdictions may be restricted. The information in this press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities in PA Resources in any jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to are not subject to any offer and, accordingly, no securities will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Copies of this press release are not being distributed or sent and may not be distributed or sent to the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa or New Zeeland or any other jurisdiction that would require that any additional legal or regulatory action is taken. This document has not been approved by any regulatory authority. This document is a press release and not a prospectus. PA Resources believes that the information in this press release is reasonably correct, complete and not misleading. Swedbank Norway and Pareto Securities are acting for PA Resources and no one else in connection with the Bondholders’ Meetings referred to herein and will not be responsible to anyone other than PA Resources for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the bond loans, the proposal to the bond holders and/or any other matter referred to in this press release. Neither Swedbank Norway, nor Pareto Securities accepts any responsibility whatsoever and makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, for the contents of this press release, including its accuracy, completeness or verification or for any other statement made or purported to be made by Swedbank Norway and/or Pareto Securities, or on their behalf, in connection with PA Resources, the Bondholders’ Meetings, the bond loans and the proposal to the bondholders, and nothing in this press release is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or future. Accordingly, Swedbank Norway and Pareto Securities disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all responsibility and liability whether relating to damages, contract or otherwise which they might otherwise have in respect of this press release or any such statement. Forward-looking statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and potential financial performance. Although PA Resources believes that the expectations reflected in such statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, results can differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. You are advised to read this press release, the summons to the relevant Bondholders’ Meeting and the information referred to therein, in their entirety. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, it is possible that the events described in the forward-looking statements in this press release may not occur. 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), Equatorial Guinea, United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. PA Resources is producing oil in West Africa and North Africa. The parent company is located in Stockholm, Sweden. PA Resources’ net sales amounted to SEK 1,049 million in 2013. The share is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, Sweden. For additional information, please visit 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 08:00 a.m. CET on 18 September 2014.

Clavister Strengthens Partnerships to Grow Market Presence in Japan

Clavister is also working with leading distributor, Bluestar Corporation to appoint more partners to further develop its channels to market in Japan.  The Japanese cyber security market was worth $4.14 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow to over $10 billion over the next five years.  It is the world’s largest IT security market outside of the US. Shinobu Färnlöf said:  “Working with and growing our partner base is key to establishing Clavister as a leading provider of security solutions in Japan, which is the world’s third-largest IT market.  Our attendance at CEATEC is a testament to the rapid progress we have during this year, with the help of our partners’ in-depth sector experience and capabilities.” Shigeru Yanagisawa, Director of integrator MIRAIT said:  “Since partnering with Clavister earlier this year, we are seeing strong and growing interest in its security solutions, with their advanced feature set, reliability and competitive pricing.  We believe that Clavister’s expertise in LTE and 4G network security in particular combined with MIRAIT's solution and service offerings will create new business opportunities in the Japanese market. Clavister’s solutions range from the E5, an entry level next-generation firewall (NGFW) in a desktop-sized package, to the Virtual Series Gateways that enable the highest levels of throughput, offering six nines (99.9999%) availability for carrier-grade security in the most demanding network environments.  Clavister recently introduced a range of security solutions for mobile network operators to secure 4G and LTE networks, enabling mobile network operators to secure their networks against cyberattacks and data interception.  It is also developing low-footprint, embedded security technology to help secure IP-connected smart devices.

Truck deliveries in August 2014

Volvo Group Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in August 2014 amounted to 11,809 vehicles. This was a decrease of 8% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis August deliveries declined by 42% in South America and by 19% in Europe as a result of lower deliveries in Brazil and France respectively. Deliveries in North America increased by 22% in August. Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Eicher): +---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Delivered Units |August |Change|Year-to date |Change|+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Volvo Group |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Europe |3,045 |3,774 |-19% |44,045 |45,457 |-3% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Western Europe |2,221 |2,921 |-24% |33,997 |35,576 |-4% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|   Eastern Europe |824 |853 |-3% |10,048 |9,881 |2% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|North America |3,903 |3,188 |22% |36,673 |28,041 |31% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|South America |1,519 |2,598 |-42% |15,542 |18,843 |-18% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Asia |2,016 |2,137 |-6% |20,874 |17,572 |19% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Other markets |1,326 |1,167 |14% |11,153 |10,250 |9% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |11,809|12,864|-8% |128,287|120,163|7% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |567 |562 |1% |8,998 |8,015 |12% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |958 |1,108 |-14% |9,594 |10,361 |-7% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |10,284|11,194|-8% |109,695|101,787|8% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volvo Group |11,809|12,864|-8% |128,287|120,163|7% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+| | | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Non-consolidated operations| | | | | | |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2,448 |2,373 |3% |20,193 |22,399 |-10% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|DVT (100%) |17 |17 | |54 |162 |-67% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+|Total Volumes |14,274|15,254|-6% |148,534|142,724|4% |+---------------------------+------+------+------+-------+-------+------+ Volvo In August 6,939 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 9% compared with the same month last year. In Europe 1,974 vehicles were delivered during August, down by 10% compared with August 2013. Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 31% to 2,246 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year. Deliveries in South America decreased to 1,423 trucks in August, a decrease of 40% compared with August 2013. The decrease is a consequence of lower demand as well as inventory reduction in the dealer channel. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |August |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Volvo |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe |1,974|2,204|-10% |26,185|25,084|4% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |1,313|1,539|-15% |18,131|16,832|8% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |661 |665 |-1% |8,054 |8,252 |-2% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |2,246|1,708|31% |21,709|15,565|39% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |1,423|2,368|-40% |14,313|16,820|-15% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |825 |858 |-4% |7,970 |7,616 |5% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |471 |452 |4% |4,036 |3,585 |13% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Volvo |6,939|7,590|-9% |74,213|68,670|8% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|99 |88 |13% |1,319 |1,043 |26% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |6,840|7,502|-9% |72,894|67,627|8% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Volvo |6,939|7,590|-9% |74,213|68,670|8% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+ Mack Deliveries for Mack in August totaled 1,793 vehicles, a 4% increase compared with August 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |August |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Mack |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe | | | | |1 |-100% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe| | | | |1 | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe| | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |1,649|1,456|13% |14,839|12,167|22% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |39 |164 |-76% |485 |1,382 |-65% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |4 |2 |100% |9 |14 |-36% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |101 |108 |-6% |681 |637 |7% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |1,793|1,730|4% |16,014|14,201|13% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t)|1,793|1,730|4% |16,014|14,201|13% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Mack |1,793|1,730|4% |16,014|14,201|13% |+-----------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Renault Trucks In August 1,475 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 35% to 853 trucks in August compared with the year-earlier month. The decline was mainly a result of lower deliveries in France. Deliveries of light duty trucks increased to 446 trucks, up by 8%. Deliveries by market area: +--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |August |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Renault Trucks |2014 |2013 |  |2014 |2013 | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Europe |1,071|1,570|-32% |17,860|20,372|-12% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Western Europe |908 |1,382|-34% |15,866|18,743|-15% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|   Eastern Europe |163 |188 |-13% |1,994 |1,629 |22% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America | |12 |-100% |75 |86 |-13% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |35 |58 |-40% |487 |541 |-10% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |69 |94 |-27% |2,287 |1,387 |65% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |300 |274 |9% |3,179 |3,081 |3% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|1,475|2,008|-27% |23,888|25,467|-6% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |446 |412 |8% |8,011 |7,128 |12% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t) |176 |283 |-38% |2,490 |4,254 |-41% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |853 |1,313|-35% |13,387|14,085|-5% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Renault Trucks|1,475|2,008|-27% |23,888|25,467|-6% |+--------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  UD Trucks In August 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,602 trucks, which was an increase by 4% compared to August last year. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |August |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|UD Trucks |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|North America |8 |12 |-33% |50 |223 |-78% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|South America |22 |8 |175% |257 |100 |157% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |1,118|1,183|-5% |10,608|8,555 |24% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Other markets |454 |333 |36% |3,257 |2,947 |11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD Trucks |1,602|1,536|4% |14,172|11,825|20% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |121 |150 |-19% |987 |887 |11% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|683 |737 |-7% |5,785 |5,064 |14% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |798 |649 |23% |7,400 |5,874 |26% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total UD |1,602|1,536|4% |14,172|11,825|20% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Non-consolidated operations | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|DVT (100%) |17 |17 | |54 |162 |-67% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total volumes |1,619|1,553|4% |14,226|11,987|19% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+  Eicher* Eicher delivered 2,448 trucks in August which is an increase by 3% compared to the amount of trucks delivered in August 2013. Deliveries by market area: +-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Delivered Units |August |Change|Year-to-date |Change|+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Eicher (100%) |2014 |2013 | |2014 |2013 | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Asia |2,448|2,373|3% |20,193|22,399|-10% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,448|2,373|3% |20,193|22,399|-10% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+| | | | | | | |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Light duty (< 7t) |332 |369 |-10% |3,252 |3,055 |6% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Medium duty (7-16t)|1,486|1,390|7% |11,715|14,430|-19% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Heavy duty (>16t) |630 |614 |3% |5,226 |4,914 |6% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+|Total Eicher |2,448|2,373|3% |20,193|22,399|-10% |+-------------------+-----+-----+------+------+------+------+ *As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group. September 18, 2014 Reporters, who would like more information, please contact: Volvo Group Media Relations:Kina Wileke, +46 31 323 72 29 Truck brands:Renault Trucks, Fabrice Piombo, +33 472961220Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79UD Trucks, Mansoor Ahmed, +86 10 65829122 Investor Relations:Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191 For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 270 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone. AB Volvo (publ) may be required to disclose the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Markets Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08.30 a.m September 18, 2014.

Trig Social Media shares start trading at 3.00 Euro on the General Standard

Stockholm, 18 September 2014: Trig Social Media AB (publ), symbol: TRIG, a Swedish company which develops, manages and operates an international social media platform under the brand is now listed on the General Standard of Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The first trading price of the 363,749,998 Trig Social Media AB shares, which has a total equity as of August 8 of 5.5 million Euro, was at 3.00 EUR. “We are very delighted to have our company listed on the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. For a young company with an innovative and globally disruptive business model it is – besides the expansion of the operational business - important to build up a stock market presence in order to increase the possibilities for further growth. At this point in time, we really want to convince the market with our corporate strategy. We feel very comfortable with the Listing in Frankfurt, which was our aim as a part of our plan to be a global player in the social media space”, explains Anthony Norman, Managing Director. Trig Social Media AB (publ) is a global social media platform provider designed as a social communication platform for all social needs with a range of user engagement products available on The main revenue stream is derived from Trig Money™, a browser application that offers its users cashback on all the services and products that the users buy online with many of the thousands of global retailers that have an agreement with Trig Money™, all of this without changing the users shopping behavior. To date already more than 1,000 branded retailers are connected to Trig Money™ in 16 different countries, and new stores are added on a daily basis. Besides launching Trig Money™ the company also has a strategy to market the application to organizations with large customer bases along with an extensive Ambassador program with high profiled names in sport and entertainment. The social community engaged in today comprises more than 3 million members. The Company has a current potential portfolio of 26.25 million users, of which 23 million are from current contracted corporate sponsors to download the company’s income generating application: Trig Money™. The contracted Ambassadors have an aggregate number of followers on various media platforms of more than 45 million. Trig Social Media AB´s (publ) financial model is significantly different from all other companies operating in the social media space, as the company does not rely on traditional click/view advertising etc. for its revenue. In addition it is attractive to users as trig does not sell user data nor does it store or keep client data if they delete same, as a key principal of trig user data, including images are always the property of the user. TRIG is designed to operate with the lives of its users by providing a rich source of content and functionality.

Finnair Cargo to receive IATA’s PHARMA certificate among the first airlines in early 2015

Finnair Cargo takes part in IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Handling programme (CEIV Pharma) – a joint pilot project organized by IATA and Brussels Airport, Finnair Cargo’s 2nd hub. This programme provides us with IATA’s Pharma certificate in the beginning of 2015 – as one of the two first airlines in the world. Pharmaceuticals (e.g. vaccines, biotech medicines) are among the most delicate products transported as air cargo, and therefore, it is essential to ensure their transport in a standardized way, following strict temperature control requirements. “The Pharma segment is one of the fastest growing segments in the air cargo industry and we are committed to be at the forefront in this fast growing air cargo segment", says Juha Järvinen, Finnair Cargo Managing Director. Having a pharma route with the starting point (BRU), the transit point (HEL) and the airline operating the flight certified is an important topic for the pharma shippers from a risk management and lane validation point of view. “Finnair Cargo established its 2nd hub in Brussels in April 2013 and the pharma process development is a natural next step in our cooperation. Finnair Cargo is honored to be one of the first carriers in the world to enter the IATA pharmaceutical certification process”, Järvinen continues. Further information on the CEIV Pharma program: Finnair Cargo Finnair is the largest Nordic cargo carrier, transporting 145,000 tonnes of freight and mail annually, with cargo logistics hubs in Helsinki and Brussels as well as an extensive GSA network in 47 countries. Specialized in air cargo traffic between Europe and Asia, Finnair Cargo connects13 cities in Asia with more than 50 destinations in Europe and North America. • Finnair Cargo transports over 145 million kg of freight annually • Cargo revenue is approximately 17% of Finnair turnover on intercontinental routes • Freighter destinations: Brussels and Hong Kong Cool to care - Finnair Cargo’s Nordic Pharma Chain offers reliable shipping for fragile healthcare products that require temperature controlled transport.

New Unipack website adds to impressive customer experience

Unipack, one of the largest retail packaging companies in the UK, and established distributor for retail, food related, industrial and mailing packaging products, has just launched a brand new website. The website has been designed to make purchasing a wide range of bespoke and off the peg packaging even more convenient for the company’s loyal clientele and potential new customers. Founded in 2008, but benefitting from over 80 years’ experience in the packaging industry, the family run business has been going from strength to strength recently, and the newly launched website, which you can find at:  is a reflection of that success. The brand, which offers everyday value along with innovative packaging for a wide range of uses,  specialises in wholesale carrier bags and food packaging supplies, and after just six years has grown to become one of the biggest food packaging suppliers in London and the UK.  Sapna explained why improving the website was a high priority for Unipack. “To completely re-design and re-create our entire website has admittedly been no small task.  We wanted to re-design the layout to make it simpler, faster, easier to use and more accessible,” she said. “Above all, we wanted to help our clients get to know us better.  After glancing around the site you will get a very good idea of who we are and what we do.” The new website captures the diversity of the Unipack brand, with a strong focus on paper and plastic carrier bags. There are also options for retail and wholesale distribution available on the site, and information about the company’s bespoke printing and branding service. Selling points include excellent turnaround – since it was founded six years ago, the company has established impressive links with warehousing and nationwide distribution which have also enabled it to be able to offer customers a 24hr service on stocked products.   Products can be ordered easily through the site, everything from Unipack’s core offering of flat counter bags, candy stripe paper bags or plastic carrier bags to printing branded paper or plastic carrier bags. “We use award winning e-commerce software on the website, with more than over 300 integrated features. This means that we are in an even better position to manage and customise the site to our and our customers’ needs. We’ve also made sure that it’s compatible with mobiles and tablets to make it even more convenient.” Unipack prides itself on high quality packaging solutions and a superior customer service from a dedicated team. With a state of the art website too, Unipack is determined to live up to its vision of “serving our clients by continually expanding and creating packaging solutions as well as providing quality, innovation and operational excellence.” 

SCC Named HP Cloud Reseller Of The Year

SCC has been awarded Cloud Reseller of the Year by HP at their annual conference. Andy Isherwood, HP’s UK Managing Director, presented the award to SCC UK Commercial Director Andy Wright. Following on from winning HP’s PartnerOne Worldwide New Style of IT Partner Of The Year Award earlier in 2014, this recognition further cements the strength of SCC’s relationship with HP and the level of commitment around Cloud offerings on both sides. SCC has achieved excellence in all aspects of Cloud; from delivering private cloud at a customer site, to hosting customer Cloud in our own secure Data Centre, delivering a Cloud+ environment or a Hybrid version to meet an organisation’s individual needs. SCC is the only UK organisation to hold awards both within the UK and globally around Cloud; reflecting our wide portfolio of services tailored to customer needs. Andy Wright said: “It is fantastic to be recognised by HP in the UK for all of SCC’s efforts, and follows closely on the heels of SCC being recognised by HP at a global level. “We are especially pleased that SCC are being recognised for the value that we bring to all aspects of cloud computing, which draws together many of the product offerings from HP, for example storage, servers and networking to deliver new solutions in association with SCC’s complete service wrap. “This has included delivering and managing on-premises Cloud transformation projects to full outsources where SCC’s Cloud+ platform, built on HP technology, has become an underpinning component of a customer’s outsource to an SCC managed service. “SCC is highly skilled in delivering flexible solutions to meet customer’s requirements, and is driving new consumption and finance models to support the shift to a more data and user centric world.” Senior Partner Manager Tonya Toon added: “We are so pleased to have won the Cloud Reseller of the Year Award, emphasising the fantastic work the team have done. “This year has been a whirlwind of achievements, having celebrated our success earlier this year winning the HP PartnerOne Worldwide 2014 New Style of IT Partner of the Year, the award was to honour SCC for its sustained innovation in cloud, mobility, big data and security areas of IT.”

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Boston, MA

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, September 20th, 2014. In partnership with Longwood Giving, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Players attending* include 1988 World Series champion John Tudor and 1979 Topps All-Star Rookie Team member Billy Sample, as well as Joe Johnson, Rich Rodriguez and Al Severinsen. These five players combine for 40 years and 1,866 games in Major League Baseball. The clinic will take place at Jim Rice Field at Ramsey Park, running from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., located at 1970 Washington St., Roxbury, MA 02118. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###


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Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Brings Legends for Youth Baseball Clinic Series to Newport, RI

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Local youth will have an opportunity to play with their big league heroes at the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) Legends for Youth baseball clinic series on Sunday, September 21st, 2014. In partnership with Longwood Giving, the free clinic features former Major League Baseball players who will teach baseball skills, drills and life lessons for approximately 200 local youth ages 6 – 16. Players attending* include All-Star Dave Stenhouse, as well as Joe Johnson, Keith MacWhorter, Rich Rodriguez and Brian Rose. These five players combine for 25 years and 829 games in Major League Baseball. The clinic will take place at Cardines Field, home of the Newport Gulls, running from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., located at 20 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. Alumni players will train at stations including pitching, catching, baserunning and life skills. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The afternoon will conclude with an autograph session for children in attendance. To register for this clinic, please visit Registration is required. For more information regarding the clinic, please contact Nikki Warner, Director of Communications, at (719) 477-1870, ext. 105 or visit *Clinicians subject to change. About The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) MLBPAA was founded in 1982 with the mission of promoting baseball, raising money for charity and protecting the dignity of the game through its Alumni players. The MLBPAA is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a membership of more than 6,900, of which approximately 5,300 are Alumni and active players. Alumni players find the MLBPAA to be a vital tool to become involved in charity and community philanthropy. Follow @MLBPAA for Twitter updates. About Legends for Youth Clinics MLBPAA’s Legends for Youth clinics impact more than 15,000 children each year, allowing them the unique opportunity to interact with and learn from players who have left a lasting impact on the game of baseball. The MLBPAA has reached children across America and internationally in Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, through the Legends for Youth clinic series. To donate to this program, visit ( The official hashtag of the Legends for Youth clinic series is #LFYClinic. ###