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The Delhaize Group Fund is supporting 32 neighbourhood projects in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


On 18 November, the Delhaize Group Fund announced the results of its 2014 call for projects, the seventh yearly call since the creation of the Fund. A total of 32 projects, across Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, were awarded support worth EUR 122 000 in the aggregate. The prize-winning initiatives bring together residents from different social, cultural and economic backgrounds. All participants strive for a common goal: that of neighbours getting to know each other better, creating friendship and feeling good in their community. T... Read More »

Carrefour launches “Let’s go Belgetarian”!


Carrefour has a dense network of stores across Belgium, and so is the largest seller of Belgian products! Carrefour Belgium, alongside its customers, is pledging to support local producers. Rediscovering the many Belgian products that are available in Carrefour stores is the flagship aim of this campaign. Consuming these products is good for the country's economy and good for the environment. A website is now online filled with information for consumers. It features dozens of recipe ideas, all of which showcase local products! For more in... Read More »

Barco: From Hollywood to the OR: how 4K is entering the real world of surgical imaging


Ted Schilowitz, Futurist for 20th Century Fox and CinemaVangelist for Barco, is convinced that “Hollywood’s cinematic tools will revolutionize the digital operating room.” Ted was part of the team that captured the first 4K surgical procedure on video – providing a resolution which is 4 times that of high definition (HD) – and believes “4K delivers images that even surpass the live surgical experience.” “With the rise of minimally invasive surgery, there’s a widely-held belief among industry experts that imaging technologies that give the su... Read More »

MasterCard outlines plans to end the use of passwords in online payments


The company has been leading the co-creation of a new authentication standard, which when adopted, will be the largest wholesale upgrade to online payment security. It will benefit consumers, banks and merchants alike, with invisible authentication and far fewer prompts for passwords. By 2018, payments on mobile devices are expected to represent 30% of all online retail[1}sales and therefore the new standard will move security infrastructure beyond the PC era, supporting emerging technologies and changing consumer needs. MasterCard’s appr... Read More »

Delhaize Group announces agreement to sell Bottom Dollar Food store locations


Delhaize Group announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell ALDI Inc. Bottom Dollar Food´s 66 store locations in the greater Philadelphia and greater Pittsburgh markets for approximately $15 million and includes the assumption of associated lease liabilities. The transaction is expected to result in an asset impairment and other charges for Delhaize Group of approximately $180 million. All stores are anticipated to remain open as Bottom Dollar Food stores until year-end. After that time, Bottom Dollar Food will close the stores an... Read More »

Mott MacDonald: First ‘School of Tomorrow’ opens in Belgium


The ‘Schools of Tomorrow’ programme has been developed to bridge the gap between funding needs and available resources for school infrastructure in Flanders and Brussels. 165 schools will be built or renovated under the initiative, with a total build area of 625,000 sq m. A total of €1.5 billion will be invested, making it one of the largest public private partnerships (PPP) in Europe. Mott MacDonald is providing due diligence and construction monitoring for each individual school, as well as the overall ‘Schools of Tomorrow’ programme. P... Read More »

EIF: Sir Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the Web for rethinking Big Data to Rich Data


The Magna Carta is a 13th century English charter aimed at guaranteeing basic rights and freedoms. Tim Berners-Lee has been making the case for a Magna Carta for the Web in his TED talk recently. For years now, I have been involved in Privacy discussions from a policy standpoint - and frankly, these discussions generate more heat than light. By that I mean, everyone has a view on Privacy - and those are expressed. But very few insights emerge. Most people can do little about privacy anyway unless they are a major web/social media player. ... Read More »

METRO GROUP: Galeria Kaufhof with strengthened management structure


Management structure of Galeria Kaufhof as from 1 October 2014 Initiated generational change creates foundations for continued economic success and personnel continuity Galeria Kaufhof with strengthened management structure Olivier Van den Bossche new CEO of department store operations Lovro Mandac new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH Edo Beukema and Volker Schlinge resume the Management Board positions for Procurement and HR – Thomas Storck and Ulrich Köster with new duties at METRO GROUP Lovro Mandac ... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch InBev announces EBM changes


João Castro Neves, currently Zone President Latin America North and CEO of Ambev, has been appointed Zone President North America. He will be succeeded by Bernardo Pinto Paiva, AB InBev’s Chief Sales Officer. Luiz Fernando Edmond, currently Zone President North America, will move to a global role, becoming AB InBev’s Chief Sales Officer. João Castro Neves is Zone President Latin America North and Ambev’s CEO. Mr. Castro Neves holds a Degree in Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from the University ... Read More »

First patient successfully treated with Materialise’s x-ray based knee guide technology


Until now, the technology that combines the surgical planning of total knee replacements in a virtual 3D software environment with the 3D printing of corresponding patient-specific surgical guides required the availability of CT or MRI scans of the patient’s knee. These imaging modalities are only used in a minority of all knee replacement surgeries. Materialise, the pioneer of the widely used CT and MRI based knee guide technology, has now developed the next generation of total knee replacement surgical planning and guiding tools, which actual... Read More »

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