ARNHEM, The Netherlands - ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consulting, design, planning, engineering, and management services company today said that together with Stein Projektmanagement it has been awarded a contract for project management and technical consulting services for the new Hochtaunus hospital in Bad Homburg. The client for this project is the Hochtaunuskreis, a municipality near Frankfurt in Germany. This is the first Public Private Partnership project for a hospital in Germany.
BRUSSELS - As sustainable consumption and production, ecodesign, ecolabelling and energy efficiency objectives top the EU’s legislative agenda, a Europe-wide survey commissioned by the European Aluminium Association (EAA) (www.eaa.net/) has revealed widespread support for the aluminium industry, with 84% of the respondents viewing aluminium as a vital resource for the future and over three quarters (77%) believing that it is vital to maintain aluminium production in Europe.
MILAN - “Exploit existing H.323 equipment, set up efficient deployments, promote cost-effective innovation: three good reasons why a service provider or an enterprise should want to leverage on our product”. This is how Cristoforo Mione, VP Business Development at Mirial, introduces the PSE H.323/SIP Gateway (PSE.HSGW), a network appliance enabling smooth audio and video communication between H.323 and SIP equipments. “Like every solution born inside the Mirial labs, the PSE H.323/SIP Gateway is designed with great attention to the customers’ everyday needs: it is tested to integrate seamlessly into any existing H.323 or SIP scenario, so that users still leveraging on legacy H.323 equipment are enabled to converge to advanced SIP networks and take advantage of VVoIP-based audio/video applications. This means extended opportunities for carriers and service providers without the need of extra-investments”.
ORLANDO, Florida - QAI Appointed as a Transition Partner for New Service Sector Model From Carnegie Mellon University
PRAGUE - JetBrains Releases RubyMine, a Full-Featured Development Environment for Productive Ruby and Ruby on Rails Development
MONTREAL, Canada - Rio Tinto Alcan and Sohar Aluminium have now reached full production at their joint venture facility in the Sultanate of Oman. The newly inaugurated aluminium smelter has an initial production capacity of 360,000 tonnes per year and is positioned in the first quartile of the industry cost curve.
Development of the new Game “The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf” is Frozen for Playstation3 and Xbox360!
LYON, France - The French company Widescreen Games has announced that the adaptation of the video game “The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf” for Playstation3 and Xbox360 consoles is being frozen.
CAIRO - Phoenix Intelligence Support Services, Inc. - Anti Piracy Unit, Managing Director Mr. William “Bo” Fielding, announced today that due to the recent spiking violent piracy in the Gulf of Aden and surrounding areas with over 20 ships and more than 200 people currently being held by pirates, an emergency summit has been organized through contacts with the government of Egypt, Somalia, Djibouti, Yemen, Jordan, Panama, Malaysia, International Agencies and Industry leaders and others to bring together an unprecedented group of Top Level Government and private sector decision makers and experts from key government agencies, which will include major shipping, insurance, security and policy experts to present “immediate short term solutions,” as well as long term policy models, to combat the growing scourge of criminal piracy in the world’s most vital trade routes and waterways.
READING, England - 3 Customers to Experience Richer Communication Services With Voicemail and Unified Messaging
S.MAMEDE DO CORONADO, Portugal and LONDON - New Option for Treatment of Epilepsy Patients With Partial Onset Seizures
HELSINKI - New Policy Control Based Solution Helps Service Providers Increase Customer Satisfaction and Comply With New Legislation
POOLE, England - Cost of Supporting Mobile Broadband is Eroding Subscriber Profitability Warns WDSGlobal.
BRUSSELS - TV5 Monde will broadcast a 90 minutes long special programme to mark the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the biggest enlargement of the EU to date. The production is realised in cooperation with the European Commission, Directorate General of Enlargement and will be broadcasted on Thursday 30th April 2009 at 9 pm (CET time).
ATLANTA - Enterprise Management Associates paper focuses on reducing costs with Stonebranch’s Infitran and Indesca solutions.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan - JSC BTA Bank has received notices from several creditors accelerating by reason of default the indebtedness owed to those creditors.
NEW YORK - The federal court overseeing the Google Book Search Copyright Settlement today extended the Opt-Out Deadline in the case from May 5, 2009 to September 4, 2009 (the “Extended Opt-Out Deadline”). The Extended Opt-Out Deadline is the new date by which class members must decide whether to remain in the Settlement Class and receive the benefits of the Settlement, object to the Settlement, or opt out of the Settlement.
SINGAPORE - New Entry-Level WiMAX System Ensures Rapid, Cost-Effective Service Delivery
Bridgewater Systems (TSX: BWC), the mobile personalization company, today introduced the Bridgewater(R) ServiceMAX 500, a service control and subscriber data management system that enables WiMAX(TM) operators to rapidly and cost effectively launch mobile broadband and Voice over IP services. Bridgewater also announced today that it has been selected by Tatung Infocomm for its mobile WiMAX deployment in Taiwan.
MUMBAI, India - Patni Computer Systems (www.patni.com/) (BSE: PATNI COMPUT, NSE: PATNI, NYSE:PTI), a leading global IT and BPO services provider, today announced that it has been ranked as the No. 1 ‘Green Innovative Information Technology Vendor’ by the prestigious 2009 Black Book Top Green Outsourcing Vendors Survey, an annual industry survey of outsourcing service providers’ pro-environmental initiatives from the perspective of their client experience. Patni was credited as a highly recommended vendor who exceeded client satisfaction, with over 315 client nominations. The Green Outsourcing Vendors survey is conducted by the Brown-Wilson Group, a Tampa, Florida-based research organization.
PARIS - Bisphenol A-Free - Phthalates-Free
Recent research has revealed that baby bottles made from polycarbonate plastic (PC) may disperse Bisphenol A (BPA) into liquids. This molecule behaves like an endocrine disruptor. The exposure of babies to BPA may increase their predisposition to various types of cancer (breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.), lead to reproductive problems, obesity, diabetes or thyroid dysfunction.
LONDON - Ricoh Europe (www.ricoh-europe.com) is offering businesses increased opportunities to achieve cost savings, increase productivity and reduce environmental impact, with the expansion of its Managed Print Services. The enhanced services are available as a global or local implementation and stand out in the market by offering a full lifecycle approach to document management. The holistic solution can be embedded into the workflow of an organisation to meet its unique and specific needs. It includes consultancy, hardware, software, maintenance, management services, office solutions and document process outsourcing throughout the entire document lifecycle.
LONDON - The 36th Veuve Clicquot Award is inspired by the accomplishments of Madame Clicquot, the first great businesswoman. This year’s finalists share her bold approach having dared to expand and challenge the boundaries across a diverse range of sectors for companies in achieiving sustainable profitable business growth. “They join a 36 year long line of extraordinary business women and we are delighted to celebrate their achievements.” said Sally Warmington, Veuve Clicquot Marketing Director.
M.A.C Cosmetics - Official Make-up Brand of the British Academy Television Awards in 2009- Glamorise the Stars!
LONDON - M.A.C Cosmetics, globally the professional artist’s brand of choice for fashion, film, TV, theatre, music and photography rolled out the red carpet last night to glamorise nominees, presenters and actresses for the British Academy Television Awards in 2009.
Wyeth’s CONBRIZA Approved in the European Union for Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis in Women at Increased Risk of Fracture
COLLEGEVILLE, Pennsylvania - Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE), announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for CONBRIZA(TM) (bazedoxifene), a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis in women at increased risk of fracture.
TORONTO - Symbol: NOT:TSX-V Shares Outstanding: 154,578,457 Fully Diluted: 161,033,457
Noront Resources Ltd. (”Noront” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: NOT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gregory R. Rieveley as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
HANOI, Vietnam - Harvey Nash Wins Coveted ‘Sao Khue Awards’
Harvey Nash today earned distinction from the government of Vietnam, who presented the company with two awards. The first, for ‘export excellence’, recognises Harvey Nash’s success in providing expert software development services from Vietnam to customers in the United Kingdom, Europe and United States. The second, for ‘outstanding process and methodology’, highlights the company’s technical and commercial achievements in running its Vietnamese operations. Global Managing Director, Outsourcing and Offshore Software Development at Harvey Nash , Paul Smith travelled to, and personally accepted the award in Hanoi and reiterated Harvey Nash’s commitment to helping Vietnam’s ICT-based economy.
PARIS - SAFRAN announced today that it has acquired 81% of GE Homeland Protection, a wholly owned affiliate of the General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). GE Homeland Protection is a leader in tomography-based detection systems for hazardous or illicit substances in baggage. Through this acquisition Sagem Sécurité, a wholly owned subsidiary of SAFRAN becomes a leading global player in airport security solutions.
LONDON - Telnic Limited (www.telnic.org), the registry operator for the new communications-focused .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that its free and open source My.tel iPhone application is now available for download from the Apple App Store.
VEENENDAAL, The Netherlands - Strong Product Offerings and Leadership in Brachytherapy Contribute to All-Time High
PARIS and BERLIN - Presentation of the 2009 International Transport Forum Programme, the World’s Leading Transport Sector Meeting, bringing together 52 Ministers and Top Business Leaders in Leipzig
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tamouh Investments, a leading Abu Dhabi based master developer, announced the creation of a new subsidiary, as it moves to reach end-users. ThreeSixty Estates Management has been launched to provide sales, marketing, property and facilities management. Furthermore, to instill confidence in the Abu Dhabi real estate market, Tamouh is embarking on a new end-user focused sales strategy, which is tailored to address the needs of prospective home owners.
OXFORD, England - PharmaVentures Ltd, announced today that it has been engaged by Merck & Co, Inc. to advise and assist in divesting its world class research centre, the IRBM, located near Rome, Italy. The engagement will utilise PharmaVentures’ pharmaceutical transactions experience in the healthcare and investment business sectors. The IRBM is an integrated, state-of-the-art small molecule and biological discovery centre. IRBM has an outstanding record of drug discovery including Isentress(R), the first approved HIV integrase inhibitor and winner of the Prix Galien USA 2008 award for the best pharmaceutical agent. The centre has received significant investment since 2000 and is staffed with exceptional, experienced pharmaceutical scientists.
LONDON and MILAN - Allows Users to Send and Read Status Updates Across all the Main Microblogs and Social Networks Simultaneously - Acting as a Communication hub
ALZENAU, Germany and CHERNOBYL , Ukraine - On 24 April 2009, NUKEM Technologies GmbH, based in Alzenau (Germany), handed over a turnkey waste treatment centre for solid radioactive waste (ICSRM = Industrial Complex for Radwaste Management) to its customer, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The project was primarily financed by the European Commission’s TACIS program, with additional funding provided by the Ukrainian government. High-ranking representatives of the European Commission, Ukraine, and partners involved in the project attended the handover ceremony held on-site at the power plant.
LONDON - On July 29, 2009 the Board of Tetragon Financial Group Limited (TFG) declared a dividend of $0.03 per share in respect of Q2 2009.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commends UK Government for Maintaining Its Commitment to the World’s Poor
SEATTLE - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation welcomes today’s news that the UK Government will deliver on its promises to the poorest people in the world, despite the current economic downturn, and achieve the EU target to increase development assistance to 0.56 percent of National Income by 2010.