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Strategic equity portfolio is best long-term investment


The Railway Pension Fund, Pension Fund and Public Transport SPF Beheer Thursday, June 20th game of the strategic equity portfolio (SAP) the IPN Award for the best long-term investment, a price for institutional investors. The SAP was previously posted by a jury along with three other investments on the shortlist and eventually came out on top as a winner. The Strategic equity portfolio was set up in 2009 by SPF Beheer in close cooperation with its customers the Railway Pension Fund and Pension Fund Public Transportation. With an investment hor... Read More »

1 million diabetic patients in Dutch uncertainty


Somewhat However, the lives of people with diabetes has everything except security for the future. Despite the treatment of diabetes may still be a question of very high blood sugar which have a destructive effect on the blood vessels. This can lead to both functional and structural problems in the small blood vessels, such as disturbed blood circulation in the feet, legs or eyes (retinopathy). Most developing diabetes within 15 years after diagnosis of diabetes, retinopathy. * When retinopathy is often involves bleeding in the retina (retina) ... Read More »

Dinosaurs in the Kalverstraat


On Tuesday, June 25th Catawiki, open auction for collectors, a temporary pop-up store in the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam. In this store can be viewed to be auctioned in the new weekly Natural History auction. Dinosaurs and other rare fossils The centerpiece is a large pterosaur, a flying dinosaur, with a wingspan of 5 meters. It is the world's only pterosaur currently for sale. It is expected that in addition to wealthy collectors from around the world go bidding. Museums The target price is 150,000 euros. In the pop-up store will also be other f... Read More »

SABIC introduces the SABIC Innovation Challenge


Strong chemistry is built on innovative value and long-term relationships. SABIC sees partnerships as key for its ambition to develop innovative solutions and materials. For this reason, SABIC launched the SABIC Innovation Challenge at the European Polymer Congress – “EPF 2013” in Pisa, Italy on 18 June 2013. The challenge focuses on high performance polymers that alter their properties when their environment changes. SABIC invites everyone with an innovative idea involving “Smart Polymer Materials” to join via its website Read More »

Philips one of top risers in Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands ranking


“We are proud to see this leap in green brand score, demonstrating Philips’ continued focus on driving sustainability throughout the organization”, said Henk de Bruin, Head of Group Sustainability at Philips. “Philips has a long tradition in sustainability reporting and in making the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. With the renewal of our company vision, our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.” Interbrand’s report noted that technology brands are leveraging their core competency of engineer... Read More »

KLM adds Passbook functionality to its mobile app


After checking in for a flight via KLM’s mobile app, the traveler is offered to store his or her e-boarding pass in Passbook. On the flight date the boarding pass automatically pops-up on the home screen of the iPhone when the passenger is close to the airport. In addition, KLM will make use of Passbook in its upcoming mobile booking campaign. Mobile bookers will receive a gift voucher for free access of the KLM lounge at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Upon arrival at the airport Passbook will notifty the customer to make use of the voucher. ... Read More »

GE Power Conversion Partner of Choice for China’s Guodian Longyuan Electrical Co. Ltd., Helping China Build Sustainable Renewable Energy


PARIS—June 18, 2013—In a move towards growing an already strong partnership, GE’s Power Conversion (NYSE: GE) business signed a framework agreement with Guodian Longyuan Electrical Co., Ltd. placing the two industrial companies, known for their innovative and efficient solutions in renewable energy, in a position to offer the domestic Chinese market the fundamental technological building blocks to assist China as the country moves to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources. Under the agreement, GE will provide the core package for 1.-5 and... Read More »

Very successful Keukenhof season


Keukenhof welcomed over 10,000 coaches. The number of Dutch families with children who visited the park increased. The Keukenhof theme for 2014 is “Holland”, in which both traditional and modern symbols will be highlighted. In 2014 Keukenhof will focus more on the domestic market, families and the younger target group. Keukenhof 2014 will be open from March 20 until May 18. ... Read More »

At 2013 Songwon the Salient in Additives partner demonstrates its value


Ulsan, Korea – June 5, 2013 – At K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Songwon (, the world’s second largest supplier of additives to the global polymer industry, will demonstrate that being Salient in Additives has led them to be a prominent and powerful partner that has invested in the ambitions of its stakeholders. Maurizio Butti, Songwon’s Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Songwon Industrial Group’s Executive Committee, said: “At K 2013 we will highlight how Songwon’s performance and investment capability has ensured that ... Read More »

Closure of some Nuffic Nesos inevitable


All Nuffic Nesos (Netherlands Education Support Offices) are situated in locations that are of strategic importance to Dutch higher education. They also play a key role in attracting world-class talent for the Dutch knowledge economy. Nuffic Director-General Freddy Weima: “I accept that we are going through a period of austerity, but these cutbacks will have a detrimental effect on the infrastructure of the Dutch higher education sector, and thus on our knowledge economy”. Nesos have proven their effectiveness In 2001, Nuffic started establ... Read More »

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