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Essilor acquires Transitions Optical, a global leader in photochromic lenses

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The acquisition is fully aligned with Essilor’s growth strategy, which is based on strong innovation in every segment of the optical industry, on visual protection as well as on expansion in the mid-market and in fast-growing countries. It also supports Essilor’s mission of bringing improved vision to more than 4.2 billion people, of whom 2.5 billion do not currently benefit from eye correction. Founded in the United States 23 years ago and based in Pinellas Park, Florida, Transitions Optical is the inventor of variable-tint plastic lenses. ... Read More »

E.ON E&P has made a significant gas discovery in the UK North Sea

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The Tolmount gas accumulation is situated near existing gas infrastructure in the UK North Sea. E.ON E&P already has a strong presence in this area and operates the Johnston and Babbage gas fields. “The well results will now be incorporated into development studies, with the aim of an optimised development in a short timeframe. Tolmount could be one of the largest discoveries made in the Southern North Sea in the last decade,” said Frank Sivertsen, CEO of E.ON E&P. The Tolmount discovery is located 50 km off the UK coast, to the nort... Read More »

“The opening of Capital” extends access to international markets

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"The opening of capital" to offer its customers the ability to perform operations on the world's leading markets through a new access point. It is located in London LD4 data center company Equinix - a leading provider of server hardware placement. This is the third point of presence "discovery" - the first is located in the data center of world importance - InterXion, the second in London City on Wood Street. Using the new access point provides customers with the Corporation a number of advantages: direct access to trading on the LSE ... Read More »

United Arab Emirates – Dalkia awarded global energy and technical management contract of Abu Dhabi flagship airports

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Over the three year period of the contract, MAF Dalkia will provide energy saving strategies, project management, technical services including specialized security systems across ADAC's award winning, flagship development: Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport City Check-in and Al Ain International Airport - the largest of which is 2012'Best Airport in the Middle East', Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). With a dedicated team of 300 employees, MAF Dalkia's scope of work for ADAC wil... Read More »

Corporate leaders still rely on paper for engagement and collaboration during meetings according to survey results

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Lack of easy-to-use meeting room technologies sustains reliance on paper While computing and AV equipment abound in the meeting room, they don’t necessarily play well together. Technical issues, especially the lack of interconnectivity among devices, are inhibiting companies from fully migrating to a digital meeting environment. According to the survey of 572 North American business leaders, 69 percent of executives continue to rely on hard copies of presentations in the typical meetings they attend. In fact, paper usage outpaced newer techn... Read More »

JCDecaux implements the first infrastructure project in Russia following its investment in Russ Outdoor

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Kazan (8th largest city in Russia with a population of 1.1 million) is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia, host of the 2013 Universiade Games, which will start on July 6th, and a host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The project was launched in conjunction with the municipality of Kazan to augment the transportation infrastructure for the Universiade Games, and then to serve the residents of the city and its growing number of tourists. With the launch of a self-service bicycle scheme in Russia, JCDecaux continues the gl... Read More »

Regus opens two street-level business lounges in New York City

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These latest investments are part of the company’s global initiative to accommodate mobile workers who are seeking out convenient locations where they can drop-in, network and stay productive while on the go. “Research is forecasting that mobile workers will make up 40 percent of the global workforce by 2015. Relying on smartphones, tablets and laptops, these 1.3 billion workers are free to work anywhere but are often unable to locate a professional place to conduct business,” said Mark Dixon, Group CEO of Regus. To meet the needs of thes... Read More »

VTB holds Russia-Angola Business Forum

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Several Russian companies, KAMAZ, the Gidroproyekt Institute of RusHydro Group and Uralvagonzavod, gave presentations at the Russia-Angola Business Forum. The Russian participants also heard about the potential of the Angolan market. Representatives of Gazprom Neft, Technopromexport, Inter RAO UES, Alrosa, Russian Railways International and Rosoboronexport also took part in the forum. Russian and Angolan companies interested in collaboration had the opportunity to have bilateral meetings to discuss the existing and prospective areas of mutua... Read More »

RTL Group and North-American Multi-Channel Network BroadbandTV announce strategic partnership

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Luxembourg/Vancouver, 26 June 2013 – RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and Vancouver-based online video company BroadbandTV today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership. RTL Group’s initial investment of €27 million (US-$36 million) is part of a planned series of investments in the company. The business partnership between the two companies creates a new platform for RTL Group’s digital strategy and allows the management team of BroadbandTV, led by Founder and CEO Shahrzad Rafati, to accelerate its global g... Read More »

Double gold for FrieslandCampina Cheese at the International Cheese Awards 2013

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It was the 116th edition of the International Cheese Awards in Nantwich (United Kingdom), with 600 cheese makers from 27 countries taking part. An international jury consisting of cheese experts tasted and judged 4,285 cheeses from all over the world. Vermeer won gold in the 'lighter cheese between 17-24% fat' cheese group and was voted 'best cheese with health benefits'. The Frans Hals cheese won gold in the 'goats milk cheese hard pressed' group. These cheese masterpieces, each with a unique flavour of their own, have been made and sold... Read More »

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