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Bouygues Construction Teams with Dassault Systèmes and Accenture to Accelerate the Digital Transformation of Its Construction Project Activities

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 dicembre 2017

platform_Construction_CourtesyBouygues Construction is accelerating the digital transformation of its project activities by collaborating with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (Euronext Paris: 13065, DSY.PA) to enable it to centrally manage construction projects from start to finish. The initiative is a logical extension of the company’s commitment to further industrialise its operations and enhance collaboration with its supply chain partners. It follows the company’s adoption several years ago of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology, a framework for integrating technologies and processes to drive end-to-end efficiency in construction operations. To support Bouygues Construction in this pioneering initiative for the construction industry, the three companies have signed an agreement to develop a digital environment for collaborative construction project management, based on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, already used in other industries including automotive and aerospace. The initiative is designed to help Bouygues Construction:centralise information throughout the project lifecycle, from design to operation, and share it with all internal and external stakeholders, better structure its operating methods through the use of more standardised processes.Philippe Bonnave, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bouygues Construction, said: “The transformation programme we are launching with Dassault Systèmes and Accenture marks a fundamental change for Bouygues Construction, signifying a modernisation of our businesses. By providing our employees and our supply chain with a digital work platform, employing all our project data across the board, this solution will guarantee greater efficiency to help us satisfy our customers’ expectations.”Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dassault Systèmes, said: “Smart and sustainable cities include complex networks of systems that require a new way of thinking in the construction industry. Natural resources must be used more efficiently, construction costs reduced, and designers, contractors and operators brought closer together. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform gives Bouygues Construction a unique opportunity to be the pioneer in the construction sector with business processes and a holistic approach integrating the company and its supply chain into a value creation chain. Thanks to the parallel exchange of data between the virtual world and the real world, Bouygues Construction will be able to set new standards of efficiency and capture all the business value expected from its digital transformation.” Christian Nibourel, Accenture’s Country Managing Director for France and Benelux, said: “This is one of the very first such initiatives in the construction sector. By using the latest digital technologies to enable the simultaneous collaboration of the whole ecosystem of a construction project, Bouygues Construction will have better control of costs and deadlines while minimising risks and adapting to subsequent changes in customers’ needs and in the standards in force, which can be very numerous during the construction process. (photo: platform_Construction_Courtesy)

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Esce “Random Activities of a Heart”

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 marzo 2017

randonVenerdì 10 marzo esce in digital download su iTunes“Random Activities of a Heart” (etichetta Wormfood Records), l’album d’esordio della band londinese Retrospective for Love (fondata nel 2013 da Davide Shorty). Un album, a cui hanno collaborato Laïoung (talento nascente della scena trap italiana), Phat Kat (noto rapper di Detroit), Alba Plano, Otty, DUSTY, Nebbïa, Big Joe e Yazmyn Hendrix, che unisce melodie contagiose, armonie e groove influenzati da hip hop, soul e jazz, ed elettronica: “Siamo una richiesta d’aiuto arrivata attraverso il suono di un vinile, il bisogno d’amore e condivisione nell’accezione più pura. – racconta Davide Shorty. – La nostra musica ci rende un’unità, fa vibrare il corpo e ci dà modo di rilassare il viso stropicciato dalla quotidianità. Dovreste provarla, ne abbiamo in abbondanza per tutti. La consigliamo particolarmente a quei cuori che saltellano poco prima di rompersi, in modo da rendere i saltelli una danza riparatoria.” (foto: Randon)

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Combatting terrorism – presentation of draft report and debate

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 marzo 2016

terrorismoBruxelles On Thursday morning at 09.00, Parliament’s lead MEP on the proposal for a directive on “Combatting terrorism”, Monika Hohlmeier (EPP, DE) will present her draft report to MEPs on the Civil Liberties Committee. In the wake of the November 2015 attacks in Paris, the Commission on 2 December presented its proposal for a directive on “Combatting terrorism” to step up the fight against terrorism by criminalising also preparatory acts.EU legislation of 2002, last updated in 2008, already criminalises certain terrorist acts, including the commission of terrorist attacks. The new proposal suggests also criminalising travelling abroad for terrorist purposes, receiving training or financing of terrorist activities.The meeting will be webstreamed and can be followed live on EP Live.

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CIA’s activities in the EU: Civil Liberties MEPs to take stock of member states’ involvement

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 ottobre 2015

BruxellesBruxelles. The Civil Liberties Committee will hold a public hearing on “Investigation of alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in European countries by the CIA” on 13 October from 9.00 to 12.00 in room József Antall 4Q1, in Brussels. The aim is to take stock of all past and ongoing parliamentary and judicial inquiries relating to member states’ involvement in the CIA programme to gain insight on the extent to which the European Parliament’s recommendations have been followed.

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Illegal fisheries: green cards for five countries, but red card for Sri Lanka

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 15 ottobre 2014

illegal fishing activitiesIn its fight against illegal fishing activities worldwide, the European Commission has today proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. The move comes after four years of intense dialogue with the country after which it could not demonstrate that it sufficiently addressed illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. In contrast, the Commission today confirmed that Belize, Fiji, Panama, Togo and Vanuatu, which had received warnings at the same time as Sri Lanka, have successfully taken measures to tackle illegal fishing. Consequently, the Commission proposes to lift the trade measures imposed in March this year against Belize.
European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maria Damanaki, said: “Our policy of resolute cooperation is yielding results. Five countries receive today our appreciation for getting serious on illegal fishing. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for Sri Lanka. I hope that the message we are sending today will be a wake-up call for this country.”
According to the Commission’s assessment, Sri Lanka has not sufficiently addressed the shortcomings in its fisheries control system identified in November 2012. The main weaknesses include shortcomings in the implementation of control measures, a lack of deterrent sanctions for the high seas fleet, as well as lacking compliance with international and regional fisheries rules.As a result, the Commission tables a ban on fisheries products caught by Sri Lankan vessels being imported into the EU. In order to avoid disrupting ongoing commercial contracts, the full trade measures will only come into force in mid-January 2015, which is three months after the decision is published in the EU’s Official Journal.
The Commission has today also proposed to remove Belize from the list of non-cooperating third countries in the fight against illegal fishing and to end the trade measures imposed against the country in March 2014. Belize has demonstrated its commitment to reforming its legal framework and adopting a new set of rules for inspection, control and monitoring of vessel. The Council will take a decision in this respect.In a similar vein, the Commission also announced the termination of steps against Belize, Fiji, Panama, Togo and Vanuatu who all received a formal warning in November 2012. The countries have taken concrete measures in addressing established shortcomings and shown commitment to complete structural reforms in order to address illegal fishing.The Commission has prolonged the cooperation with Korea, Curacao and Ghana until January 2015. Despite some progress achieved in these countries, which have received formal warnings in November 2013, more time is needed in these countries to make changes. Commissioner Damanaki said: “The improvements Belize made as regards its fisheries control system since its ‘red card’ show that the EU’s fight against illegal fishing works. The formalised cooperation with the EU has helped the country to move towards sustainable fisheries. The same goes for Fiji, Panama, Togo and Vanuatu. These countries’ positive attitude should serve as a template to other countries in similar situations.”

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Broad Street Capital Group Announces ExportBoost(TM)

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 aprile 2014

new-yorkNew York, NY (http://www.myprgenie.com) — ExportBoost(TM) – a new service guaranteed to help small and mid-size companies to at least double their present exports in 18 months – is being unveiled today by the Broad Street Capital Group (“BSCG”) at the Annual Conference of the Export – Import Bank of the United States (“US ExIm Bank”).  Specifically developed for US manufacturers and distributors with revenues of between $5 and $750 million and for providers of professional services, ExportBoost(TM) uses proprietary export building methodology and tools  such as: Fi3E(TM) Export Indices, XPORTINSURE(TM), FinanceABLE(TM) and EZShip(TM) that were developed by BSCG’s subsidiaries  Fluent In Foreign Academy(TM), Amex Import Export and Broad Street Capital  to greatly simplify export operations and mitigate international business risks. “There are enormous opportunities for companies both large and small, to sell goods and services overseas,” said Alexander Gordin, Managing Director of The Broad Street Capital Group and Author of the book Fluent In Foreign Business. ” Expanded exports represent amazing possibilities not only to help companies grow their profits and shareholder returns, but also to benefit our nation’s economy by creating new jobs and generating additional tax revenues. President Obama’s National Export Initiative has served as a catalyst to spur job growth and led to a resurgence of manufacturing activity. More needs to be done, and companies should focus on exports as a fundamental part of their business activities rather than an afterthought. Thus ExportBoost(TM) was designed to help small and medium companies who are either experienced exporters, or just looking to start their international expansion to significantly grow their exports. ExportBoost service has two tiers – one  where the exporter is guided by the Broad Street Capital’s professionals and implements the program internally and the second where Broad Street Capital Group implements ExportBoost(TM) on its client’s behalf.  In either case, the clients are offered a unique guarantee, should they follow the program and their exports do not at least double in 18months, Broad Street Capital Group will refund all the fees paid by the clients for the ExportBoost(TM) service. ExportBoost(TM) is the first product of the very ambitious project being developed by the Broad Street Capital Group and its partners to greatly streamline international trading operations. The project codenamed “Barbell” is scheduled to be unveiled at the Broad Street’s annual conference later this year.
Based in the heart of New York City’s financial district and serving business community since 1988, Broad Street Capital Group is a private merchant bank providing strategic international business development, cross-border financing, risk mitigation and export management services. The firm’s professionals have extensive expertise in working with all trade and development agencies of the US government, in developing and financing complex export transactions and projects.  Utilizing unique Develop, Finance Supply and Insure(TM) approach to international business Broad Street Capital provides coverage in 180 countries earning it a moniker of the “Merchant Bankers to the World. For more information, please visit http://www.broadstreetcap.com or http://www.fluentinforeignacademy.com

 

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Tours and Activities Supplier

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 settembre 2011

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Aegean Airlines now offers more than 5,500 sightseeing tours and activities in over 89 countries across the globe through a partnership with City-Discovery.com. The available activities range from half-day guided visits, attraction tickets to multi-day all-inclusive packages. The partnership provides Aegean customers with access to transfers to and from 600+ airports and ports through City-Discovery.com’s sister site, World-Airport-Transfer.com. All transfers booked will be covered by a carbon emissions-offset program to benefit the Phetchaburi Biomass Project in Thailand through the Carbon Neutral Company. Passengers will now be able to choose from Skip-the-Line packages for top attractions like the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower or the Vatican, City Pass tickets that offer free admission, transport and discounts, or even private tours that include lunch and roundtrip transfers. City-Discovery.com’s product catalogue covers affordable Hop-On Hop-off bus tours to unusual special occasion activities like a hot-air balloon ride or an opportunity to go diving with sharks. In addition the members of the Frequent Flyer Program of Aegean Airlines, Miles&Bonus, will benefit by earning two miles on every one Euro spent on tours, sightseeing activities or airport transfers.
City Discovery’s Partner Program provides access to over 5,500 travel activities in 89+ countries and transfers in 600+ ports and airports worldwide.
Aegean Airlines carried 6.23 million passengers in 2010. Since June 30, 2010 it is a member of the strongest worldwide airline alliance, Star Alliance. Aegean has been named “Best Regional Airline Europe” at the SKYTRAX 2011 World Airline Awards and it is the runner-up in the “World’s Best Regional Airline” category, in “Airline Staff Service Excellence for Europe” category as well as in “Best Airline Southern Europe” category.

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Bombardier reported financial results

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 settembre 2009

Bombardier reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2010. Revenues totalled $4.9 billion, the same as the corresponding period last fiscal year. Earnings before financing income, financing expense and income taxes (EBIT) totalled $313 million, compared to $371 million last fiscal year. EBIT margin reached 6.3% versus last year’s 7.5%. Net income for the second quarter ended July 31, 2009 amounted to $202 million, compared to $259 million for the same period last fiscal year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) reached $0.11, compared to $0.14 last fiscal year. Free cash flow (cash flows from operating activities less net additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets) totalled $18 million for the second quarter ended July 31, 2009, compared to $99 million last fiscal year. The cash position amounted to $2.8 billion as at J uly 31, 2009, compared to $3.5 billion as at January 31, 2009. The overall backlog stands at $47.5 billion, as at July 31, 2009, compared to $48.2 billion as at January 31, 2009. On September 1, 2009, Bombardier’s Board of Directors approved a $500-million two-year unsecured revolving credit facility with a syndicate of commercial banks and other institutions, arranged by National Bank Financial Inc. This facility will be available for the general working capital needs of the Corporation.
Bombardier Aerospace’s revenues totalled $2.4 billion compared to $2.5 billion last fiscal year. EBIT reached $154 million translating into an EBIT margin of 6.4% for the second quarter ended July 31, 2009, compared to $243 million, or 9.7%, last fiscal year. Free cash flow usage totalled $10 million versus a free cash flow of $100 million for the same period last fiscal year. The level of free cash flow in the second quarter ended July 31, 2009 represents a $520-million improvement over the first quarter of the current fiscal year. Bom bardier Aerospace’s backlog totalled $19.6 billion as at July 31, 2009, compared to $23.5 billion as at January 31, 2009. During the second quarter, business aircraft cancellations continued to exceed the level of new orders. However, there are some signs of stabilization in the business aircraft industry, though historically, a lag exists between economic recovery and its positive impact on revenues. According to the latest General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) report, Bombardier Aerospace remains the leader in business aircraft both in terms of revenues and units delivered. In the commercial aircraft division, lower passenger traffic and airline profitability remain a concern, affecting the level of new orders for regional jets. Deliveries for the quarter increased to 28 aircraft compared to 23 for the same period last year. Bombardier Aerospace received orders for 15 Q400/Q400 NextGen turboprops, compared to nine for the corresponding period last year.
Bombardier Transportation revenues reached $2.5 billion for the second quarter ended July 31, 2009, an increase of $131 million over the same period last fiscal year, despite a negative currency impact of $306 million. EBIT totalled $159 million, compared to $128 million last fiscal year, while EBIT margin reached 6.2% versus 5.3% last fiscal year. Free cash flow amounted to $149 million for the second quarter ended July 31, 2009, compared to $105 million for the same period last fiscal year. The order backlog stood at $27.9 billion as at July 31, 2009, compared to $24.7 billion as at January 31, 2009.

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Contract to sell Technologies

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 15 agosto 2009

Alzenau, Germany NUKEM GmbH, Alzenau, has signed a contract to sell its subsidiary company NUKEM Technologies GmbH to the Russian Atomstroyexport. NUKEM Technologies is active worldwide in engineering, management of radioactive waste and decommissioning nuclear facilities, and with these activities is an outstanding match for the portfolio of Atomstroyexport. he management of NUKEM GmbH is certain that it has selected a viable and strategic future investor for its subsidiary. CFO Dirk Martens said, “Atomstroyexport offers our colleagues in the engineering business the chance to further develop their activities and markets. So jobs at NUKEM Technologies are secured and can be expanded in connection with the global renaissance of nuclear energy.” NUKEM GmbH will concentrate on its core business in future. Together with its American subsidiary, NUKEM GmbH is one of the world’s largest providers of nuclear fuel services. Atomstroyexport belongs to the Russian nuclear holding Rosatom and employs a workforce of around 1,200. The enterprise is one of the world leaders in nuclear power plant construction. Closing is expected to be by the end of 2009; it has been agreed that contract details will not be disclosed.

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