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Philips partners with the Stockholm County Council and Karolinska University Hospital to meet future demands of health care

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– New hospital site for Karolinska in Solna, Sweden will have access to state-of-the art imaging solutions and services for a 14-year term at predictable costs

– Agreement includes research and innovation collaboration that unites researchers from industry, hospital and academia

SOLNA, Sweden, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Stockholm County Council (SCC) to jointly innovate in health care. This comprises R&D, an innovation program and education, and the procurement, installation, maintenance, upgrading and replacement of most of the medical imaging equipment for the new hospital site for Karolinska in Solna, Sweden for a 14-year term. The contract was awarded following a public European tendering process and has an option for the SCC to extend the contract with another six years. Financial details of the agreement will not be disclosed.

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New university hospital facilities in Solna, part of the metropolitan area of Stockholm, are currently under construction and scheduled to be opened in late 2016. Today, the existing Karolinska University Hospital is one of the leading academic hospitals in the world and the new hospital has the ambition to further strengthen this position. The new Karolinska University Hospital will take a truly patient-centric approach to health care, and develop new care pathways by integrating patient care, clinical research and education. As a major teaching hospital, the new hospital will educate the medical specialists and healthcare professionals of the future.

In line with this approach, the agreement has a strong focus on innovation and collaboration. The new Karolinska University Hospital will have access to state-of-the art imaging solutions and services, including those of other vendors, for a multi-year term at predictable costs. The managed equipment services include the procurement, system integration and timely updates to ensure that the new hospital will be provided with the imaging functionalities that its departments require for the optimal delivery of care. Moreover, Philips will establish a research & innovation hub at the new Karolinska University Hospital that will bring researchers from the medical technology industry, hospital and academia together to help facilitate a closer link between the delivery of care and clinical research. This is expected to contribute to new research findings being translated into new therapeutics and treatment methods faster.

“With this innovative agreement, Philips, the Stockholm County Council and Karolinska University Hospital are committing themselves to work together and enable the high innovation pace that is necessary to address future health care challenges,” said Karen Sorensen, CEO Philips Nordic. “For Philips, this agreement fits perfectly in our strategy to become a solutions company in health care, where we partner with our customers to transform health care in multi-year engagements, with performance-based revenue models.”

The procured imaging equipment such as MRI, CT, ultrasound and interventional X-ray systems will be owned by the SCC and will be used throughout the new hospital in radiology, cardiology, neurology, oncology, and pediatrics for both patient care and clinical research.

The new Karolinska University Hospital will be operated with a low environmental impact. Philips aims to contribute to this with a strong range of Green Imaging Systems, which include for example MRI systems that have 20% lower energy consumption than the industry average.

About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at
Source: Royal Philips

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May 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

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CNH Industrial bus brand, Iveco Bus, wins a major tender from the Paris public transport operator, RATP, thanks to its leadership in hybrid and gas technologies

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The Paris, France transport operator, RATP (Regie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) recently launched a major European multi-year tender (2014-2017) for a contract for some 1,000 standard 12-metre hybrid and gas citybuses.

BASILDON, United Kingdom, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RATP, the Parisian public transport operator, has just awarded two of four tender lots for new generation compressed natural gas (CNG) and hybrid electric citybuses to CNH Industrial’s Iveco Bus brand.

These technologies have been chosen for their environmental qualities with Iveco Bus having anticipated RATP’s needs in terms of the reduction of urban pollution, currently a core concern for many European cities.

A new chapter has begun in the historic partnership between RATP and Iveco Bus. With nearly 5,000 buses in service throughout Europe, Iveco Bus has been the leading European manufacturer of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses for many years. Emission levels of the Cursor 8 CNG – an engine renowned for its technological excellence – are below the levels of the Euro VI directive. For the greater benefit of both city-dwellers and passengers, the noise levels with the Cursor 8 CNG have been halved and its vibrations attenuated at all operating speeds.

The Iveco Cursor 8 CNG engine is manufactured by CNH Industrial’s powertrain business, FPT Industrial, at the Bourbon-Lancy, France, manufacturing site. Since 2003, 24,000 Cursor 8 CNG engines have been produced at this factory, for road and industrial applications worldwide, including a recent supply to repower bus fleets in Beijing, China.

Iveco Bus won the RATP tender thanks to its all new Urbanway citybus also available in a Full Hybrid version. A “genuine lounge in the city”, the Urbanway combines technologically advanced systems with a brand-new attractive design, an all new driver’s area developed according to the latest EBSF (European Bus System of the Future) guidelines, under the aegis of UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, providing the very best in ergonomics, space and comfort.

The Full Hybrid version of the Urbanway confirms the commitment of Iveco Bus to sustainable mobility and to cities that have chosen to adopt “cleaner” bus transport. The traction drive uses a downsized fuel-effective Euro VI engine with exclusive Hi-eSCR exhaust gas after-treatment technology, coupled with an electric-generator engine. The energy accumulated during deceleration is recovered and stored in new generation lithium-ion batteries; this energy is then restored during acceleration. The elimination of the gear box results in a smoother drive and excellent jolt-free acceleration, thus guaranteeing passenger and driver comfort.

This hybrid technology decreases CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by between 25 and 35%. Using 30% less fuel is equivalent to a reduction of over 25 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per vehicle per year, which represents more than twice the weight of the vehicle.

The Urbanway Full Hybrid has a new “Arrive & Go” function which ensures “100% electric” silent arrivals and departures at the bus stops, with no pollution or vibrations; these advantages are equally beneficial to both passengers and local communities.

As the historical and largest bus supplier of RATP, Iveco Bus consolidated its position, having perfectly anticipated the operator’s will to adopt sustainable and environmentally friendly buses.

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Group is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website:

Iveco Bus is a bus brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a global leader in capital goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange and on the Borsa Italiana in Milan.

A major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe, Iveco Bus designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators:

school, intercity and tourism coaches
standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions, with a strong leadership in clean technologies such as CNG and Hybrids
minibuses for all passenger transport missions
chassis for bodybuilders.

Iveco Bus employs over 5,000 people across two production units, in Annonay, France and in Vysoke Myto, Czech Republic .The extensive Iveco Bus and Iveco service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work.For more on Iveco visit

For more information contact:
Laura Overall
Tel: +44 1268 292 468
Source: CNH Industrial N.V.

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May 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Posted in Uncategorized The Site for Amazing Adventurous Activities

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tourism industry is a fast growing market in Indonesia. has entered the travel industry with rich products and service offering. Hundreds of activities and adventures packages are now available for users to book online. It launches with special offerings and amazing giveaways. offers a full spectrum of endless fun activities and adventures packages to cater towards customers’ interest. collaborates closely with reputable local service providers in providing unorthodox traveling journey for adventure seekers. It offers customized packages from couple activities to full-adrenaline activities in more than 23 most desired destinations. It promises to provide unique experiences for customers while enjoying Indonesian panoramic landscapes and cultural diversities.

A special offering for a complimentary 4-day vacation to Lombok paradise is on the horizon for customers from 15 May 2014 until end of June 2014. On top of numerous promotions to commemorate the grand launching of its site, there are additional discounts on top of the basic offered promotions. Customers are able to get the best possible value for them during this period.

The founder has a vision to provide a simplified booking platform where individual, families, or group travelers could enjoy a breathtaking traveling experience on the market today. Internet users and adventure lovers are now able to book their next activity through online media instead of phone booking or visiting local agents. is catering for both international and domestic travelers in planning adventurous trip to Indonesian archipelago. It is also dedicated to provide handpicked special offers for travelers who are looking to receive a bargain package. In addition, not only can these adventurous users book for themselves, but they can also purchase a gift experience at Users have the options to purchase the traveling experience or gift vouchers for their relatives or clients in an instant. members are eligible to receive exclusive access to daily special rates and additional discounts which is not available for the public. These are the few benefits its members can enjoy while continues to expand in the upcoming future.

The launch of this new service platform highlights the rapid growth of tourism industry and the creativity of up and coming digital entrepreneurs. Vast adventure activities at different cities in Indonesia are being offered smartly by in catering the worldwide demand of amazing adventure activities in Indonesia.

Mel Tjioe

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May 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm

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Petrotechnics Named “Cool Vendor in Oil & Gas” by Leading Analyst Firm Gartner

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ABERDEEN, Scotland, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Petrotechnics, the global leader in transforming frontline operational performance and lowering operational risk announced today that leading analyst firm Gartner has named Petrotechnics a “Cool Vendor” in Oil & Gas in a report published by Gartner on April 25th 2014.

Gartner’s annual “Cool Vendors in Oil & Gas” report recognizes vendors that are bringing innovative capabilities to help oil and gas companies succeed. Cool vendors are transforming the way businesses operate and consumers engage with technology. They inspire organizations to think differently, challenge conventional thinking and offer distinct competitive advantage.

Over the past 25 years, Petrotechnics has pioneered, proven and successfully delivered innovative software solutions that transform how work is carried out and how risk is managed at the frontline in hazardous industries. Proscient, Petrotechnics’ Operational Performance and Predictive Risk software platform, provides companies with the capabilities to optimize how they manage workload against operational risk in their dynamic operations. With a common view of risk from the frontline to the boardroom, operational decision making is enhanced. This allows companies to get more of the right work done safely and efficiently to improve asset integrity and keep people safe.

Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Oil and Gas 2014 report stated: “Although it would seem simple in theory to conduct work both safely and efficiently, in practice, conflicts arise, and without real-time visibility into these conflicts and how they affect safe work execution, time is lost and risk exposure can go up. Petrotechnics takes much of the complexity out of the equation by exposing the risks and identifying the barriers to safe and efficient work execution. Petrotechnics is cool because it changes the safety-productivity dynamic and enables the companies that use the product to reduce operational risk while improving productivity.”

“Petrotechnics is honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor. We believe our inclusion in the report is a significant validation of our strategy and efforts to help organizations in hazardous industries reduce operational risk and improve production efficiency,” said Scott Lehmann, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Petrotechnics. “As Gartner stated in the report organizations with an interest in reducing risk and improving the productivity of their operations should consider integrated risk management solutions such as Proscient. It moves beyond legacy EPTW systems and helps to better connect the often disparate work management process to provide a common and practical view of operational risk. With a better understanding of the major hazard risk and the impact of workload, frontline workers and senior leaders can make better decisions to get more of the right work done safely, efficiently and sustainably to improve asset integrity and keep people safe,” added Lehmann.

With Proscient you can take control and better manage all of the frontline work activity and operational risk in your dynamic operations. Proscient’s collaborative risk-based work execution capabilities bridge the gaps in the work management process improving coordination and collaboration across Maintenance, Operations, Planning, HSE and Engineering functions. With intuitive and practical tools, it ensures a unified approach from the frontline to the boardroom. Proscient can provide organisations with significant business benefits:

Improve the asset Integrity of your plants through better maintenance effectiveness
Increase and optimise operational efficiency
Proactively manage and reduce operational risk
Improve safety performance and keep people safe
Optimise production efficiency with fewer unplanned shutdowns and faster shutdowns and turnarounds

To find out more about Proscient visit:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Source: Petrotechnics Ltd

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May 10, 2014 at 4:57 pm

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Launch of AziPac Ltd., a New Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Exploration Company

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SINGAPORE and HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AziPac Ltd. is a newly established exploration and production company focussed on exploring for oil and gas in the maritime basins offshore the Asia Pacific region and the Bay of Bengal. AziPac is backed by Seacrest Capital Group, the global energy investor. AziPac will be headquartered in Singapore.


At launch, AziPac has secured a number of exploration licences in the Southeast Asian offshore and Bay of Bengal regions. Further details of the opening portfolio of licences will be made public following final regulatory approval in each of the relevant countries. AziPac has built up a significant pipeline of attractive exploration opportunities throughout the region.

Management & Technical Resources

AziPac joins a growing portfolio of regional companies established by the Azimuth Group (“Azimuth”) and backed by Seacrest Capital Group, the global energy investor. Azimuth has exploration assets offshore Asia-Pacific, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Namibia. Azimuth has a team of thirty oil industry professionals with a proven track record of finding significant hydrocarbons offshore, including the Asia Pacific region. The team has been involved in over 100 oil and gas discoveries globally. AziPac, like the other Azimuth exploration companies, will utilise this shared resource of world-class professionals, as well as leading edge seismic data, to optimise exploration opportunities and de-risk assets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Azimuth Group is managed and backed by Seacrest Capital Group, a leading global energy investor.

David Sturt, Director of AziPac, Commented:

‘The offshore Asia Pacific and Bay of Bengal regions are experiencing a resurgence in exploration for new oil and gas reserves. This is driven by exciting recent discoveries, new licencing rounds, new company entrants and, importantly, the potential for new technologies to be brought to bear in new and mature exploration areas. AziPac has been established with an opening portfolio of world-class exploration assets and is well supported by the Azimuth Group which includes professionals who have a proven ability to discover significant hydrocarbons in the region. We aim to rapidly grow the company, with a focus on technology and innovative exploration thinking to unlock value in traditional and new oil and gas basins offshore Asia.”

Note to Editors:

Seacrest Capital Group is a leading energy investor specialising in offshore exploration, leveraging its proprietary assets and relationships to build a diversified, global portfolio of regionally focussed oil and gas exploration companies. Since 2011, Seacrest Capital Group has invested in a number of successful start-ups in the United Kingdom and Norwegian North Sea, West Africa, Ireland and South East Asia. As a result of Seacrest’s support, AziPac is in a strong position to take advantage of and build on further opportunities as they arise in the offshore Asia Pacific and Bay of Bengal regions.
Source: AziPac Ltd

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May 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm

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