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European Bike Week

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 agosto 2021

Harley-Davidson® conferma che la European Bike Week® si svolgerà presso il Lago Faak in Carinzia, Austria, dal 7 al 12 settembre 2021. Lavorando in stretta collaborazione con il governo, l’ufficio del turismo e le autorità locali, Harley-Davidson ha messo a punto un programma di eventi che accolgono e celebrano motociclisti e non, che condividono una passione comune per il marchio americano. L’evento consentirà ai partecipanti di immergersi nella cultura e nello stile di vita Harley-Davidson in modi che offrono opportunità di interagire in sicurezza in piccoli gruppi e in ambienti aperti. Gli eventi della European Bike Week sono aperti dalle 10:00 alle 18:00 da martedì 7 settembre a domenica 12 settembre. Per accedere all’Harley-Davidson Zone è necessaria una prova di conformità alle regole austriache 3-G (Geimpft, Getestet, oder Genesen) – Green pass di vaccinazione, test negativo o recupero da COVID-19 che possono essere forniti utilizzando un certificato digitale COVID dell’UE, un passaporto COVID equivalente o un certificato di test ufficiale.Nota, per motivi di sicurezza, non ci sarà una parata ufficiale, intrattenimento serale o uno spettacolo di moto customizzate nel 2021. Queste attività dovrebbero tornare nel 2022. Harley-Davidson continuerà a esaminare responsabilmente eventuali nuove restrizioni su raduni o viaggi che potrebbero essere reintrodotte in Austria o nei paesi limitrofi. (fonte: https://events.harley-davidson.com)

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Do not miss the virtual European Maritime Day in Den Helder

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 Maggio 2021

Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 and 21 May 2021.Everyone, from any location in the EU, can join the plenaries on sustainable blue economy and green recovery, 20 attractive workshops, 3 pitch stage sessions and many B2B meetings opportunities. It will also be possible to watch interviews, highlights from the conference and videos through EMD TV, a new feature of EMD.EMD’s high-level plenary sessions including inspirational speakers, the leadership exchanges, the pitch stages and the 20 workshops organised by maritime stakeholders will be broadcasted from the “EMD studio” in Den Helder. Registered participants will be able to attend all these sessions via webstreaming. The stakeholders’ workshops will be interactive and will run virtually via video conferencing (via Zoom or similar tool).While it’s not quite back to business-as-usual, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with your peers, exchange views, showcase your achievements and get up to speed with the latest policy developments in the maritime world.

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European MidCap Event, appuntamento a Francoforte

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 febbraio 2021

Bruxelles. Nuova tappa virtuale a Francoforte per l’European MidCap Event, il ciclo di incontri dedicato alle piccole e medie aziende italiane, organizzato da Intermonte – investment bank indipendente specializzata in intermediazione istituzionale, ricerca, capital markets, M&A e advisory sul mercato italiano – in collaborazione con CF&B Communication, agenzia specializzata nelle relazioni tra società quotate e investitori istituzionali. L’evento, che si terrà martedì 9 febbraio, è rivolto ancora una volta agli investitori provenienti dai vari paesi europei. Un viaggio, seppur virtuale, che toccherà le più importanti piazze finanziari europee con Intermonte Sim unico broker italiano ad accompagnare le mid e small caps italiane appartenenti ai più svariati settori (da quello tecnologico a quello industriale, passando per quello sanitario), in incontri con investitori provenienti da diversi Paesi europei. L’evento vedrà la partecipazione di 15 piccole e medie aziende italiane quotate che prenderanno parte a ben 102 meeting: Avio; Emak; Esprinet; Gpi; Guala Closures; LU-VE; MailUp; Reno De Medici; Reply; Retelit; Salcef; Seri Industrial; Somec, TXT e-Solutions; Wiit. A questo link http://frankfurt2021.midcapevents.com/participants, invece, è possibile consultare l’elenco completo di tutte le altre società europee partecipanti. Sarà l’occasione per le società di effettuare one-to-one meeting o group meeting con 58 società di gestione, 73 gestori di 9 paesi.

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Submit your event, be part of European Maritime Day in My Country 2021

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 dicembre 2020

EMD In My Country is an important part of the wave of ocean awareness and activism that has been rising steadily in recent years, and the events under its brand have become more and more popular, attracting more than 25,000 participants every year. Local activities such as beach-cleanups, guided tours of ports, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions on maritime themes, ocean literacy actions, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage, boat excursions, visits to maritime museums, ships, aquaria, shipyards etc. aim to a wide audience across Europe, with a “fun and game” component directly appealing to a younger public. As the COVID-19 crisis is not yet over, EMD In My Country 2021 will include both virtual and, where possible, physical events that will take place from 1 April to 30 September 2021.Are you ready to submit your event(s) for 2021? Fill in the application form before 28 February 2021 and bring European Maritime Day 2021 to your country. All the organisers will receive sustainable # EMD In My Country-branded gadgets (such as organic cotton bags made in the EU with a brand new, fresh and modern visual) and their events will be promoted via the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries’ information channels.

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European Defence Fund: MEPs reach a deal with the Council

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 dicembre 2020

MEPs and the German presidency of the Council reached an agreement on Monday on a 7.9 billion euro envelope in support of common R&D defence projects. In the 7 years to come, The European Defence Fund (EDF) will cover projects jointly agreed by Member States and compatible with the Union’s defence priorities as defined within the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy. The Fund will also take into consideration Member States’ cooperation within other regional and international organisations such as NATO.The Fund will finance collaborative projects involving at least 3 participants from 3 Member States, provide co-funding for common prototypes and promote cross-border activities of small and medium-sized enterprises by e.g. providing higher financing for the projects that involve such companies.Moreover, the Fund will also dedicate up to 8% of the funds to disruptive technologies and offer an additional 10% bonus for the eligible projects developed within the framework of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). Above all, the Fund should contribute to reduce duplication and strengthen interoperability of the defence systems used by European armed forces.“This compromise, just as the whole Fund, is an important signal sent by the Member States to their citizens and companies: from now on, we want to pull our resources together in order to increase quality of defence technologies produced by the European defence sector, while reducing their cost. This progress should benefit not only Member States’ armed forces, but also their industries, which desperately need every possible stimulus helping them to properly recover from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the Fund will complement Member States’ defence spending efforts and should thus be perceived as part of a broader answer to the justified demands from our Allies.” said lead MEP Zdzisław Krasnodębski (ECR, PL), EP rapporteur on the file. The provisional agreement will be put to a vote in the forthcoming meeting of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE).

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European Parliament: The week ahead 30 November – 06 December 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Legislative and budget negotiations. MEPs from several committees will continue negotiating with the EU Council Presidency on a number of legislative files, including MFF-related programmes and the 2021 EU budget. The reform of EU cohesion policy, the Maritime and Fisheries Fund, Defence Fund as well as new rules on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted by cars are among the files that look close to a deal. Water. MEPs in the Environment, Public Health and Food Security Committee are expected to approve the deal with member states on the Drinking Water Directive. They are also set to call for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) to be implemented more quickly, as its objectives have not yet been reached due to inadequate funding, insufficient enforcement and broad use of exemptions. Concerns over new chemicals and pollutants, reporting methodologies, water pricing policies, hydropower and urban wastewater treatment may also be highlighted (Tuesday). EU Strategy on adapting to Climate Change. The Environment, Public Health and Food Security Committee will vote on an EU strategy to minimise the impact of irreversible climate change and extreme weather events. The right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, stress tests for high-emitting industry sectors to assess whether they are eligible for EU funds, and national adaptation strategies monitored by the Commission should be among the adopted plans (Tuesday). Rule of Law/Hungary and Poland. The Civil Liberties Committee will discuss the latest developments on procedures linked to Article 7.1 of the Treaty on EU and the state of LGBTI rights in Hungary and Poland. Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli, representatives of the German Presidency of the Council as well as of Hungarian and Polish national authorities have been invited to the debate (Tuesday). Migration/Alleged pushbacks during Frontex operations. MEPs in the Civil Liberties Committee will quiz Frontex director Fabrice Leggeri over allegations that the agency’s staff were involved in pushbacks of asylum-seekers by Greek border guards. Media revelations about the pushbacks led to a Frontex internal inquiry (Tuesday). Implementation of the Dublin III Regulation. The Civil Liberties Committee is set to identify the key shortcomings of the current EU rules on asylum, paying particular attention to the situation of the member states at the external borders. MEPs are likely to propose possible ways forward to improve responsibility sharing in the management of asylum requests (Tuesday). The right to disconnect. The Employment and Social Affairs Committee will put forward proposals on workers’ right to disconnect digitally from work outside of working hours and during holidays. MEPs are likely to stress that legislation and provisions on working time must be respected, even more so in COVID-19 times when so many are working from home. They are likely to underline that fair working conditions and employers’ duties and obligations are particularly important (Tuesday). Conference of Presidents/Portuguese Presidency. EP President Sassoli and political group leaders will meet with Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa to discuss the priorities of the Portuguese EU Council Presidency starting on 1 January 2021. After the meeting, President Sassoli and Prime Minister Costa will hold a press conference at 12.45 (Wednesday). President’s diary. EP President David Sassoli will meet with European Economic and Social Committee President Christa Schweng and European Commission Vice-President and High-Representative Josep Borrell, on Tuesday. On Wednesday, President Sassoli will join a video meeting on the follow-up to the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee hearing on sexual harassment in the EP. Finally, the EP President will have a video meeting with the Portuguese Parliament’s President, Ferro Rodrigues, also in the run-up to the next Presidency.

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European parliament: Plenary session

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 ottobre 2020

Parliament President David Sassoli will announce this year’s winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought at 12.00. Three finalists have been shortlisted by the Foreign Affairs and Development committees for the Conference of Presidents to decide on the winner. Golden Passports no more. Serious security threats through the sale of EU passports and visas to criminals and the recent launch of infringement procedures by the Commission against “Golden Passport” schemes in Malta and Cyprus will be discussed in a debate with Commissioner Didier Reynders at 10.00. Energy and Green Deal. MEPs will discuss with Commissioner Kadri Simson the current state of the Energy Union and how to align the EU energy policy with the European Green Deal, at around 11.00. Women under-represented in foreign policy. Starting at 9.15, MEPs will discuss with Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen how to improve gender equality in the EU´s foreign and security policy. A resolution will be put to the final vote on Friday morning. Votes: The first voting session lasts from 09.15 until 10.30; results will be announced at 13.00. MEPs will vote on further amendments tabled to the legislative proposals on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform. The second voting session lasts from 14.30 until 15.45, for the final vote on a resolution to fight global deforestation, and votes on amendments to the resolution on gender equality in EU foreign policy, and to the CAP reform; results will be announced at 18.15. The third voting session will last from 20.00 to 21.15, with votes on further amendments to the CAP. The results are scheduled to be announced on Friday at 8.45.

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LUX prize will be awarded jointly by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 settembre 2020

Sabine Verheyen, Chair of Parliament’s Culture Committee unveiled the details of the revamped LUX award, from now on to be called “LUX— the European Audience Film Award”.“Until now, LUX filmography has emotionally echoed our political work on environment, migration, fighting poverty and inequalities as well as on democracy and pluralism. Now we will continue this work with strong and amazing partners and take the award a step further,” said Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE), Chair of Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee, while unveiling the details of the revamped award on Saturday in Venice.She added that due to COVID these were “difficult times for the audiovisual and film environment” and said that the award presented an opportunity to “come together in building a stronger sense of community and belonging in defending cinema and culture”.“Cinema is a tool that has never ceased to describe and narrate our complex society, and above all it is one of the most fundamental ways of understanding the reality in which we live.” said David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, in his video address to the Venice film festival audience.
The LUX Award, until recently organized and awarded by the European Parliament alone, from now will be awarded by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and the Europa Cinemas network. It will be formally called “LUX – the European Audience Film Award by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy”, with the shortened adaptation “LUX European Audience Film Award”.Mike Downey, chairman of the European Film Academy, will be the Honorary President of the LUX jury. Until recently, only Members of the European Parliament were entitled to vote for the competing films. With the new award, the winner will be selected jointly by MEPs and the public, each representing 50% of the vote.The three European films that will make up the LUX Award selection will be selected by a panel of film industry professionals.
On 22 June, the EP’s Committee on Culture and Education approved the list of members for the Selection Panel, by adding new members:
– Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonian film director who won the LUX Prize last year film God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya;
– Fatima Djoumer, Head of International Relations of Europa Cinemas
– Vanessa Henneman, Dutch talent agent and lawyer specialized in intellectual property rights and copyrights, who is also a member of the European Film Academy Board;
– Maria Silvia Gatta, a policy officer of European Commission, who will serve as an observer.
The new members will join the standing members who remain in their positions from previous years — see more on the LUX award web.The three nominated films this year will be announced during the European Film Awards Ceremony in Reykyavik, Iceland, on 12 December.Until April, the three nominated films subtitled in the 24 official EU languages will then be screened across Europe. The public will have the chance to cast their votes and rank the nominated films by giving them 1 to 5 stars. The audience and the MEPs each have 50% of the vote.On April 28 2021 the winner will be announced in the LUX Award Ceremony during the plenary sitting of the European Parliament.

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European MidCap Event

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 giugno 2020

L’evento che si terrà martedì 23 e mercoledì 24 giugno è rivolto ad una maggioranza di investitori francesi (la tappa doveva tenersi originariamente a Parigi, in continuità con le edizioni precedenti, organizzate di volta in volta, in una città europea).
Intermonte Sim, unico broker italiano, prosegue nel suo percorso a tappe lungo le principali piazze finanziarie europee. Un percorso in cui Intermonte accompagna le mid e small caps italiane appartenenti ai più svariati settori (da quello bancario a quello IT), in incontri con investitori provenienti da diversi Paesi. In totale, saranno 13 le medie aziende italiane presenti all’evento virtuale: Aquafil, Avio, Banca Sistema, Cellularline, Emak, Fine Foods, Guala Closures, Lu-ve, Reno De Medici, Reply, Salcef, Tinexta, TXT e-solutions. A questo link http://spring2020.midcapevents.com/participants, invece, è possibile consultare l’elenco completo di tutte le società partecipanti. Sarà l’occasione per gli investitori di effettuare one-to-one meeting o meeting group con 89 investitori di 79 case di investimento, provenienti da otto paesi, seppur con una prevalenza francese.
Guglielmo Manetti, Amministratore Delegato di Intermonte Sim, commenta: “Oggi più che mai è il momento di dare un contributo e un sostegno importanti alle piccole e medie imprese italiane, cuore pulsante della nostra economia, che si stanno trovando ad attraversare un momento di crisi. Una crisi che, come sempre, può rappresentare anche una opportunità per le aziende meritevoli che si dimostreranno in grado di cogliere le sfide offerte da questa nuova normalità. Ed è proprio in supporto a loro che abbiamo deciso di proseguire con questi eventi, in modalità virtuale. Intermonte ha intrapreso da anni un percorso di valorizzazione delle eccellenze italiane, divenendo il punto di riferimento nel mercato italiano delle mid-caps. La nostra attività di ricerca, intermediazione e consulenza, con oltre 140 titoli coperti dall’ufficio studi, ci consente di fornire strumenti efficaci per le nostre migliori aziende, che, ancora una volta, avranno l’occasione di aumentare la propria visibilità tramite un dialogo mirato con gli investitori istituzionali.”
“Di fronte a una emergenza di tale portata, quale quella da Coronavirus, abbiamo deciso di affrontare questa nuova sfida imposta dal distanziamento sociale e di trovare una soluzione flessibile che ci permettesse di continuare a dare sostegno alle piccole e medie imprese italiane, fornendo loro tuti gli strumenti per incontrare potenziali investitori. Crediamo che questo percorso rappresenti una preziosa vetrina con un target di utenti anche più ampio. Come dimostrato dal successo delle precedenti tappe, l’European Midcap event rappresenta sicuramente una piattaforma strategica in questo senso.” – conclude Micaela Ferruta, Responsabile Corporate Broking e Specialist.

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The European Federalists call on the European Parliament to propose a limited but radical Treaty revision

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 Maggio 2020

The ongoing discussion on the creation of new financial instruments to address the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, and in particular the recent joint proposals by the French and German governments for a EUR 500 billion Recovery Fund funded by the issuance of European debt calls for a radical change in the European Union’s budget.Sandro GOZI, MEP, President of the Union of European Federalists, stated today “The most urgent issue is certainly the creation of European resources so that the European Union can issued debt without asking higher contributions from Member States but establishing new financial resources at European level, in particular focusing on digital and financial giants and on polluters. This is the only way to ensure that any debt issued by the European Union can be guaranteed by and eventually repaid by the EU budget and does not have to rely on direct or indirect guarantees by Member States and their ability to repay such debt”.
To this end, however, it is essential to reform the Treaties, and in particular the decision-making on the establishment of new European sources of revenues amending only a few specific articles of the Treaties to ensure that the European Parliament and the Council by majority vote can establish Union’s own resources and at the same time eliminating the need for agreement by the national parliament of the Member States. Such a reform would establish an autonomous fiscal capacity of the European Union as indispensable contribution to the long-term sustainability of the new financial instruments currently under negotiation as well as to a qualitative and quantitative transformation of the European budget. In an open letter to MEPs today, the European Federalists call on the European Parliament to propose the required amendment to the Treaties and ask the other EU institutions to commence the related process of treaty revision.The rapid implementation of fiscal union is also the premise and the basis for the opening of the institutional work in view of the Conference on the future of Europe, that can then focus on achieving a true political union. The European Parliament has the democratic legitimacy and the institutional vocation to impose such an agenda on the Conference, and to elaborate and propose to the other European institutions and the Conference a project for a European Federal Constitution – similarly to what it did in the first legislature under the leadership of Altiero Spinelli.

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Si apre la European Immunization Week

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 aprile 2020

E’ promossa dall’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità. Fino al 26 aprile è dedicata alla condivisione di informazioni sull’importanza delle vaccinazioni in tutte le fasi della vita. Uno spazio particolare, in questa edizione, verrà dedicato agli eroi invisibili della sanità pubblica che lavorano costantemente per garantire le migliori condizioni di salute e l’accesso ai programmi di prevenzione.Ogni anno, milioni di vite vengono salvate grazie alla vaccinazione, ampiamente riconosciuta come uno degli interventi sanitari di maggior successo ed economicamente vantaggiosi. Tuttavia, si stima che quasi 20 milioni di bambini non siano stati ancora vaccinati o non abbiano accesso a tutte le vaccinazioni.MSD Italia sostiene – anche quest’anno – la Settimana Europea dell’Immunizzazione e si schiera ancora una volta al fianco della Sanità Pubblica per una comunicazione basata sulla Scienza. Lo fa lanciando due nuove Campagne di sensibilizzazione, con l’obiettivo di promuovere un’ampia diffusione di corrette informazioni sulle vaccinazioni e sulle patologie prevenibili, facendo leva sull’utilizzo di fonti scientifiche autorevoli, attraverso i nuovi strumenti e linguaggi dei social network, grazie ai quali poter raggiungere un’estesa fascia di popolazione sempre più esposta alle numerose fake news presenti quando vengono affrontate tematiche legate alla Salute.Sulla base di questi principi si fonda la campagna #Facciamoilpunto, approvata dal Ministero della Salute, che presenta nell’hashtag di riferimento gli obiettivi della campagna: sensibilizzare la popolazione a informarsi correttamente sul tema delle vaccinazioni, al fine di comprenderne i reali benefici per sé stessi, per i propri figli, per i propri genitori e per tutte le comunità di cui ognuno è parte.Le “fake news”, ampiamente diffuse nei social media negli ultimi anni, in particolare proprio sui vaccini, hanno fatto presa sulle persone che si informano soprattutto attraverso i nuovi media e che non hanno avuto esperienza diretta delle conseguenze, spesso devastanti, di malattie prevenibili con le vaccinazioni.Facciamoilpunto ha l’obiettivo di essere un valido strumento di supporto per disinnescare i dubbi legati alle vaccinazioni e alle patologie vaccino-prevenibili, per conoscere le possibilità offerte dalla prevenzione vaccinale per i bambini, gli adolescenti, gli adulti e gli anziani. Facebook e Instagram sono i canali social utilizzati e coloro che vogliono approfondire potranno accedere al sito– http://www.facciamoilpunto.msdsalute.it – all’interno del quale è possibile ottenere le risposte alle domande più frequenti rivolte dalle persone che hanno dubbi sulle vaccinazioni. Ed è sempre sfruttando i canali social Facebook e Instagram che, da oggi e fino al 26 aprile, MSD promuoverà anche la campagna #CombattentiInvisibili, dedicata a figure spesso lontane dai riflettori – come ricercatori, medici, operatori sanitari, caregiver – ma che lavorano senza sosta per garantire a tutti, in ogni fase della vita, le migliori condizioni di salute e di accesso ai programmi di prevenzione. Figure lontane dalla ribalta, come lo è stato lo scienziato Maurice Hilleman, considerato uno dei padri della vaccinologia moderna, scopritore di oltre 40 vaccini fondamentali per la protezione in tutte le fasi della vita e che ha lavorato per oltre 40 anni nei laboratori di ricerca di MSD

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European Maritime Day 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 29 febbraio 2020

Cork City Hall and surroundings on 14 and 15 May 2020 will take place the EMD Conference and Expo. We are entering an exciting new decade, a blue decade that valorises the role of our seas and oceans and works towards balancing ocean economy and ocean health. Whether it concerns the EU’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050 and achieve a new ‘Green Deal’, or to deliver a sustainable economy that works for people, the European Union’s maritime policy, the EU’s Ocean Mission and its blue economy strategy have a key role to play. Since 2008 the European Maritime Day is being hosted each year by a different port city, providing a unique maritime flavour and offering stakeholders an opportunity to meet and showcase their activities. In 2020, the City of Cork will open its gates and its safe harbour to Europe’s maritime stakeholders. The European Maritime Day 2020 will be held in conjunction with ‘Our Ocean Wealth’ (OOW), Ireland’s flagship annual event for the marine sector and will be run back-to-back with ‘SeaFest’, Ireland’s largest family-friendly marine festival, expecting up to 100,000 visitors.The Latin motto on the Cork coat of arms ‘Statio Bene Fida Carinis’ roughly translates into ‘safe harbour for ships’. Indeed, Cork County boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world. If you are interested to learn more about Cork’s rich and diverse heritage and history, we recommend a visit to the Cork Public Museum.

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European Green Deal

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 febbraio 2020

After peace, the single market and the euro, the European Green Deal has the potential to become the defining mission of the European Union. Its success would strengthen the relevance and the legitimacy of the EU. It would show all Europeans, especially the youngest generation, that the EU is an essential part of the solution to the challenges of the 21st century. To make the Green Deal a European success, the EU needs a coalition, a narrative and flagships that pave the way for the hard policy decisions to come. This paper has been written by Thomas Pellerin-Carlin, Director of the Jacques Delors Energy Centre of the Jacques Delors Institute and Jean-Arnold Vinois, Adviser Energy Union at the Jacques Delors Institute.

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BP Goes All-In on AWS for its European Mega Data Centers

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 dicembre 2019

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that BP, a leading global energy business, is closing its European mega data centers and migrating all data and 900 key applications currently hosted there to AWS, as part of a company-wide program to accelerate the digitization of its infrastructure and operations. The two European mega data centers, the largest that BP operates globally, host data from across all BP’s businesses. Moving to AWS enables BP to use a broad and deep portfolio of cloud services, including machine learning, analytics, storage, security, databases, and compute to gain greater insights and automate processes.The data center migration expands upon BP’s existing relationship with AWS, which has helped the organization to improve operational efficiencies, eliminate upfront capital expenditures, and quickly adapt to market changes. In its global Downstream business, BP’s refineries run AVEVA Unified Supply Chain (previously Spiral Suite) software, a crucial decision-making analytics platform, on AWS. By deploying AVEVA Unified Supply Chain on AWS, a problem that with legacy solutions would have required seven hours of calculation time, can now be performed in less than four minutes. BP has also successfully migrated approximately half of its 65 business critical SAP production environments to AWS, which has improved system performance and integrity.With this success, the company now plans to accelerate the migration of additional SAP applications to AWS. In addition, BP is creating a data lake on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), for use across its businesses, and will use Amazon Kinesis, a service that enables organizations to easily collect, process, and analyze real-time, streaming data, to gain timely insights for its emissions monitoring and gas station pump operations. With this information and leveraging Amazon SageMaker, a machine learning (ML) service that provides organizations with the ability to build, train, and deploy ML models quickly, BP will be able to make predictions that will help the energy company make faster business decisions and drive efficiencies. Moving forward, BP aims to continue to advance its cloud-first enterprise data strategy to significantly improve its supply-chain operations and deliver advanced Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for increased safety, predictive maintenance, corrosion detection, logistics tracking, and intelligent assistance.BP’s cloud-first IT approach is helping it simplify processes and enhance productivity as part of its strategy to help advance the energy transition. In support of the energy transition, the companies announced in a separate release, that AWS has signed two renewable energy projects with BP that will provide over 170 megawatts (MW) of wind and solar capacity in Sweden and Spain each year over the next decade to supply energy to Amazon’s fulfillment network in Europe and Amazon Web Services data centers.

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European Maritime Day In My Country 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 novembre 2019

In parallel with the European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference in Cork (14 & 15 May 2020), a series of local EMD events, the EMD In My Country events will take place all over Europe for the public at large. During 2019, 145 events were organised in 23 different countries, attracting 25.000 participants, making a record in EMD history!: beach-cleaning activities, guided tours of ports, workshops, conferences, seminars and exhibitions on maritime themes, eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage (cultural, environmental), excursions by boat, visits to maritime museums or former ships, shipyards and port facilities etc.For 2020 the focus will be on youth activities. We especially encourage all the young ocean activists and youth organisations working for the promotion of sustainable oceans to apply.‘EMD in my Country’ 2020 will take place from April to June 2020. Read our call and submit your event to be part of European Maritime Day (EMD) in My Country 2020!

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European inflation the lowest in the world, but average real salaries decrease

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 novembre 2019

Despite European inflation forecasted to be the lowest in the world next year at 1.7 percent, the average forecasted real salary increase across the continent is expected to be 1.1 percent, down 0.1 percent on last year’s figure.After employees in Ukraine experienced a 1.7 percent increase after inflation to their salaries in 2019, the improved inflation forecast in the country means that workers look set to receive a real salary increase of 4.1 percent – the highest in Europe next year. This follows a year of salary contraction in 2018 where real wages shrank by 0.9 percent and would see a total real salary increase of 5.9 percent in just two years. Ukraine is also the only European country to be in the top 10 for highest real salary increases in the world next year, and the only nation outside of the Asia-Pacific region.Kilfedder explained “After several tough years with salary rises lower than inflation – in 2015 they were 40.5% lower – Ukrainian employees may finally see some light at the end of the tunnel with the joint 5th highest real increases globally in 2020. The nominal increase is set to be 10.0% on average, but with inflation expected to drop dramatically to 5.9%, this will result in an average real salary of 4.1% – the highest in Europe.” (font: ECA International http://www.eca-international.com)

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Datto Hosts Its Largest European Conference to Date for Managed Service Providers

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 ottobre 2019

(DattoCon) Datto, Inc., the leading global provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs) kicked off DattoCon19 in Paris with a message of support and investment for the developing European MSP community. The company’s fifth annual European partner conference attracted more than 850 MSPs from 26 countries ranging from France to the Faroe Islands to Finland–making it the largest DattoCon ever held in Europe. According to Canalys, there has been a 25 percent increase each year in SMB spend on managed services from IT providers between 2016 to 2018. The 70 percent increase in attendance from last year’s conference reflects this growth and underscores the desire for more MSP education, networking, best practices, and solutions within the European channel.
To meet the demands of the European SMB market, the company continues to hire senior leaders and team members in Europe with a special focus on success teams that enable new MSP partners to realize the potential reach and revenue of the technologies, while staying efficient as they grow. Datto now has nearly 300 employees in eight offices across UK/Ireland, DACH, Nordic, and Benelux regions, and continues to hire aggressively. Datto recently added a new data center in Munich, Germany and is expanding its offices in Copenhagen for a larger presence in the Nordic region.

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28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 ottobre 2019

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today complete results from a Phase 3, 12-week, pivotal study (JADE MONO-1) in patients aged 12 and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD). Abrocitinib, an investigational oral Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, met all the co-primary and key secondary endpoints, which were related to skin clearance and itch relief compared to placebo. Safety data showed that both evaluated doses of abrocitinib (200mg and 100mg) were well tolerated and were consistent with a companion study (JADE MONO-2) from the JAK1 Atopic Dermatitis Efficacy and Safety (JADE) global development program. The results were shared as a Late-Breaking presentation at the 28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) taking place October 9-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.The co-primary study endpoints in JADE MONO-1 were the proportion of patients who achieved an Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) score of clear (0) or almost clear (1) skin and two-point or greater improvement relative to baseline; and the proportion of patients who achieved at least a 75% or greater change from baseline in their Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score. The key secondary endpoints were the proportion of patients achieving a four-point or larger reduction in itch severity measured with the pruritus numerical rating scale (NRS), and the magnitude of decrease in the Pruritus and Symptoms Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (PSAAD), a patient-reported measurement scale developed by Pfizer. Other secondary endpoints included the proportion of patients who achieved a 90% or greater change in EASI score, and the percentage change from baseline in their SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) response at all scheduled time points.“There is a critical need for additional treatment options for patients living with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis,” said Michael Corbo, PhD, Chief Development Officer, Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer Global Product Development. “We are pleased by these findings, which together with the recently reported positive top-line results from our second Phase 3 trial, encourage us that, if approved, abrocitinib may provide the first oral, once-daily treatment option for these patients.”

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Ouster Lidar Announces Global Expansion to European and Asia-Pacific Regions

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 agosto 2019

Ouster, a leading provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics, and mapping, announced its expansion into Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions with new offices in Paris, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The expansion will enable deep customer relationships and enhance local customer support through local field application engineering teams while guaranteeing faster order fulfilment to Ouster’s growing worldwide customer base.“Ouster’s global footprint already includes over 450 customers spanning nearly 50 countries,” said Ouster CEO Angus Pacala. “Our international expansion is core to continuing to provide exceptional delivery and support in every region we operate.”Current Director of Business Development, Cyrille Jacquemet, will move from Ouster’s California headquarters to lead efforts in the EU as General Manager of EMEA, and open the first European office in Paris. As a founder, CEO, and French native with over 15 years’ experience scaling up high growth startups and their international expansion, Cyrille will strengthen the company’s global sales and support capacity across EMEA.In the Asia Pacific region, Ouster recently appointed Clement Kong as General Manager, APAC, where he will lead operations based in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Clement has over 15 years of automotive experience across leadership roles at Continental and Johnson Electric along with serving customers worldwide. With deep understanding of automotive standards and Asian customer requirements, Clement will lead Ouster’s market expansion into the APAC region.With nearly half of Ouster lidar sensors sold outside of the Americas, the new offices enable Ouster’s two-week shipping guarantee to be maintained and extended globally. By strengthening regional support, along with localizing direct sales and channel management, Ouster can accelerate its growing footprint across 15 industries including automotive, robotics, security, defense, mining, and agriculture to ensure the best experience for its customers and partners around the world.

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Construction of 40 m fuoriserie yacht for an European owner

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 luglio 2019

Avenza. The construction of 40 m MY Panam, CCN’s fifth Fuoriserie motor yacht, ordered last September by a European owner, is continuing well on schedule. Early this month, the approx. 340 gross ton superyacht – designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, who is in charge of both exteriors and interiors, the latter in cooperation with architect Margherita Casprini – was moved inside the shed where outfitting activities are to be carried out. Following completion of the hull and the superstructure, as well as of the decks interior layout, the installation of hydraulic and electrical systems, insulation, and activities on the guest areas and crew quarters on the lower deck have now started. This slender and aggressive yacht is going to stand out for her impressive performances, ensured by the light aluminium alloy hull and by the three MTU 16V200 M96L engines – installed last month – that will push her to a maximum speed of 31 knots Activities are also ongoing for the construction of the 4 hull doors – one of which for the semi-float-in garage that will host a 17’ tender – and on the beach area, open on 3 sides and fitted witha convenient automatic ladder allowing to easily step down into the water. Works have also already been completed on system and structural elements of the bow thruster and the stabilizing fins. The straight bow endows this yacht with a sinuous and yet modern, dynamic and powerful look, further enhanced by the large irregular-shape windows that let plenty of natural light into the interior salons. The layout features a large salon on the main deck, divided from the dining area by a “green” wall. Forward, the full-beam master suite is fitted with a walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with Hammam. Two wide electrically-controlled windows open up on the sides offering a wonderful panoramic sea view. Four guest cabins are located on the lower deck, which also hosts the professional galley. On this same deck, forward, are the captain’s cabin, 2 double cabins, the laundry, and the crew mess. The 65 sq. m flybridge features a large aft custom-made pool with counter current swimmingsystem, while a sunbathing area can be found at the bow. Delivery is scheduled for summer 2020. (font: http://www.ey-yello.it)

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