Dart designs new OutDoor stage for adidas TERREX
For the third time, the D’art Design Gruppe provides a strong brand appearance for adidas sub-brand TERREX at the European trade fair OutDoor. From 18 to 21 June 2017, the sporting goods manufacturer now presents itself in Friedrichshafen with a stage for interactive sessions with athletes and a dedicated DJ area to animate the happy hours. Dart develops the adidas TERREX fair stand design: a DJ booth and a stage, complemented by a large-format screen, are both situated close to the central word sculpture “LIGHT”. The agenda includes a daily happy hour and interviews with greats from the outdoor scene and offers further activities to the community with a corresponding sound backdrop. Again, the highlight presentations have been redesigned to match the current collection and the marketing stories associated: the installation „Tame Every Terrain“ is reminiscent of mountainous terrain, the collection „Zero Dye“ presents dye-free shoes all in white. These ...
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Open Source Backup Conference 2017 – Call for Papers until the end of June
Nuremberg June 20, 2017 We are looking for lectures on the subject of data backups with open source software, which present the latest developments, convey strategic knowledge, or present empirical reports. The core theme of the conference, on September 25 to 26, is the use of open source backup solutions such as BAREOS, REAR and AMANDA. The agenda of the con ference includes strategic presentations, best practices, case studies and technical lectures. Influential representatives, decision makers and developers from the open source environment use the opportunity to exchange ideas with other members of the community, to initiate future-oriented projects and to gain practical experience. The conference will be preceded by three in-deth workshops on „Puppet for BAREOS“, „BAREOS Introduction“ and „Scripting BAREOS“. The opportunity for interested speakers to apply for an English-language presentation exists until June 30. Proposals are submitted via the official conference website at www.osbconf.org. The early bird ...
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Breaking ground for new state-of-the-art building at the headquarters of Pfeiffer Vacuum subsidiary in North America
New, two story 27,000 square foot building Service Center of Excellence Further expansion of customer and employee satisfaction and loyalty    Asslar, June 13, 2017. Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical and R&D markets, is breaking ground in Nashua, NH, USA, on a new, two story 27,000 square foot building. This modern construction will house the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care. In parallel, the existing 24,000 square foot building will be converted to a Service Center of Excellence, bringing together under one roof all service activities of the entire Pfeiffer Vacuum product portfolio. State-of-the-art automated cleaning and test equipment will be utilized to produce the highest quality repairs in a timely manner. “These investments are further evidence of our ongoing commitment to support our valued customers throughout North America, while at the ...
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REZENSION: Robbie Williams – You know me
Immer wieder wechselnde Höhen und Tiefen begleiten den Musiker, Entertainer und Ausnahmekünstler durch seine beispiellose Karriere. Englische Version: siehe unten. Auch sein Buch ist ein wunderbarer und bestens illustrierter Bericht über die vielfachen Facetten des Künstlers mit vielen privaten Einblicken in das Leben des hedonistischen Robert Peter Williams.   You know me – Du kennst mich. Rob wirkt bei diesem Rückblick zwar nicht gerade weise, allerdings ist er von dem unstabilen, hypersensiblen und unsicheren Typen, der in der Biografie Feel beschrieben wird, weit entfernt. Chris Heath schafft es immer wieder, die Texte so zu schreiben, dass man das Gefühl bekommt, direkt neben Rob zu sitzen. Neben zahlreichen Fotos gibt der Sänger viele Anekdoten zum Besten. Alle wichtigen Stationen von Robbie Williams‘ Karriere finden sich im Buch wieder: Die Zeit bei Take That und die jüngste Reunion, Videodrehs und Backstage-Konzertfotos, bei den MTV-Movie-Awards, als rohfleischgewordener Rock DJ, Cover-Fotoshootings, Royal Albert Hall, ...
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Ubimax Named AWE Auggie Award Winner at Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2017
Atlanta, June 13th 2017: Ubimax, the leading supplier of Enterprise Wearable Computing solutions for the frontline worker, has been named AWE Auggie Award 2017 winner. This year’s AWE Auggie Awards ceremony celebrated companies and products deploying a full spectrum of AR & VR technologies designed to drive economic growth and shape the future of computing. Awarded in the category “Best Enterprise Solution”, the Enterprise Wearable Computing Suite dominated the final judging round at the 8th annual AWE in Santa Clara. The world’s first fully integrated Enterprise Wearable Computing Suite consists of the four core solutions “xPick” for intralogistics processes, “xMake” for manufacturing and quality assurance, “xInspect” for inspection and maintenance procedures as well as “xAssist” for remote assistance. Specifically developed to support the entire value chain of the frontline worker, companies deploying the solutions in live environments measure speed and quality improvements of up to 50%. Today, more than 150 ...
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Ubimax gewinnt Auggie Award auf der Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2017
Atlanta, 13.06.2017: Ubimax, führender Anbieter von industriellen Wearable-Computing-Lösungen, gewinnt den AWE Auggie Award 2017. Die AWE Auggie Award Preisverleihung zeichnet Unternehmen und Produkte aus, deren AR & VR Technologien die Zukunft des Computerwesens gestalten und dabei das Wachstum der Branche vorantreiben. In der Kategorie „Best Enterprise Solution” konnte sich die Ubimax Enterprise Wearable Computing Suite gegen die Konkurrenz in Santa Clara durchsetzen. Die weltweit erste, vollständig integrierte Enterprise Wearable Computing Suite besteht aus den vier Anwendungen „xPick“ zur Kommissionierung, „xMake“ für Fertigungs- und Qualitätssicherungsprozesse, „xInspect“ zur Unterstützung von Support und Wartungstechnikern sowie „xAssist“ für Remote-Unterstützungsfunktionen. Sie bietet Kunden diverser Branchen eine effiziente Möglichkeit, ihre Geschäftsprozesse entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette nachhaltig mit Hilfe innovativer Wearable Computing Technologien zu optimieren. Bereits heute vertrauen mehr als 150 Kunden weltweit auf die Softwarelösungen der Ubimax Suite und messen Schnelligkeits- und Qualitätsverbesserungen von bis zu 50%. Die AWE ist die weltgrößte und älteste Augmented Reality ...
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Stakeholder engagement in ONLINE S3
ONLINE S3 is a research project under the Horizon 2020’s call ISSI-4-2015: On-line mechanisms for knowledge-based policy advice. Conducted by a consortium of twelve EU partners, including Spain, Greece, Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, United Kingdom and Finland, ONLINE S3 aims to assemble a digital platform able to encourage stakeholder engagement in the development of knowledge-based policy advice. The platform, along with its services, tools and applications, is accessible via http://www.onlines3.eu/applications and offers stakeholders across Europe the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). Since April 2017, Greece, Scotland, Spain and the Netherlands have been busy preparing to pilot the digital platform and this experimentation phase shall continue to December 2017. During the pilot phase it is particularly important for ONLINE S3 to receive feedback on how to improve, grow and learn about the policy advice available to support the design ...
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Intersolar Europe: my-PV shows itself to be the market leader for solar powered hot water boilers and establishes sales partnership for the Italian market
Neuzeug, Austria, 9.06.2017. At this year’s Intersolar Europe trade fair, the photovoltaic firm my-PV GmbH, based in Neuzeug, Austria, introduced its new sales partner for Italy. ARTHA Consulting will be marketing the innovative manufacturer’s ELWA (ELectric WAter) boilers on the Italian market with immediate effect. “An increasing number of experts recognise us to be the driving force in the area of solar powered water heating and value our technical expertise – and this year’s Intersolar Europe has accentuated this”, says Dr Gerhard Rimpler, managing director of my-PV. The company is already the market leader in the area of providing photovoltaic hot water boilers in Germany and Austria. “We also want to be the leader in Italy in the near future.” The perfect alternative to solar thermal energy The market is large, because although there has not been any increased feed-in remuneration for photovoltaic systems in Italy for some time, 5,000 ...

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PostBus uses IVU software for planning throughout Switzerland
Integrated planning and dispatching environment IVU.suite introduced Berlin, 7 June 2017 – The post bus is part of Switzerland’s cultural identity: There is hardly a village where the yellow buses are not seen and the characteristic sound of the three-tone horn is not heard. PostBus Switzerland AG has now introduced IVU.suite from IVU Traffic Technologies AG, providing all ten of its regions in Switzerland and Liechtenstein with a standardised system for the integrated planning and dispatching of vehicles and staff for the first time. For more than 100 years, the PostBus brand has ensured reliable and safe public transport in Switzerland, from the large agglomerations all the way to the remotest regions in the Alps. With a transport volume of more than 150 million passengers annually, PostBus Switzerland AG is the largest bus company in the country today. From now on, the various operating regions will be using the integrated ...
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SunEQ signs PPA for 5 MW solar project with Namibia’s largest cement factory
Hamburg, 07. June 2017. SunEQ, a solar asset development platform based in Germany, announced the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 5 MW solar project with Ohorongo Cement, one of the largest energy consumers in Namibia. It is the first major milestone for the sister company of independent German consultancy Suntrace, on its way towards becoming an independent power producer. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 5 MW PV plant took place next to the cement factory on World Environment Day, June 5, and was attended by the Namibian Environmental Commissioner Theofilus Nghitila. With operation expected to commence by the end of 2017, the photovoltaic plant will be the first utility scale project in Namibia to generate solar power for industrial usage. The power purchase agreement has a 15-year term. “The project will significantly reduce Ohorongo Cement´s electricity expenses and running costs, and also help Namibia to increase ...

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Solidarity in times of crisis
With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a team of Austrian and Hungarian sociologists is investigating what impact the protracted economic crisis has on the motives that fuel solidarity. Solidarity can be inclusive, inspired by a sense of social justice, or exclusive, i.e. extended only to one’s own national or ethnic group. Solidarity is a value emblazoned on many banners. While it is always about cohesion, justice and mutual support within a group, the definition of who is part of the group and who does not belong can be based on a variety of factors. Whereas right-wing populist groups focus more on solidarity within a group of uniform national/ethnic background, young movements such as PODEMOS in Spain fight for social justice, democratic improvements and solidarity for people of shared social parameters facing a common fate. The earlier SIREN project headed by the sociologist Jörg Flecker was conducted between ...

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LGBTQ Authors Tour of Color Kicks Off Tour in Memphis on Saturday, June 17
Authors Toni Newman, Victor Yates, Armistead Burks and Craig Stewarts will kick off the LGBTQ Tour of Color at Memphis Tri-State Pride on Saturday, June 17, at the Crown Plaza Memphis Downtown, from 10 am – 1 pm. The moderator will be Victor Yates. Memphis, Tennessee, June 01, 2017 — The LGBTQ Tour of Color will kickoff the tour at the Memphis Tri-State Pride on Saturday, June 17, 10 am to 1 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown. The LGBTQ Tour of Color includes Authors Toni Newman, Victor Yates, Armistead Burks and Craig Stewart. They will be reading passages from their books with open forum to follow. Craig „The Writer“ Stewart, author of Words Never Spoken and One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure, memoir series contains enetrating commentary on drug addiction, incarceration, and transitioning from dating women to men. www.craigthewriterstewart.com Victor Yates, 2016 Lambda Literary Award Winner ...

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COMPRION Offers New SGP.11 Off-Card Interfaces Test Bench for Validating the M2M Infrastructure
Ensuring that different SM-SR and SM-DP servers interact properly The new COMPRION GSMA SGP.11 Off-card Interfaces Test Bench contains 74 tests. It helps server providers to prove that their SM-DP (Subscription Manager Data Preparation) or SM-SR (Subscription Manager Secure Routing) are compliant with the GSMA Test Specification SGP.11. It also ensures that the servers are compatible with each other. Olaf Rethmeier, Product Manager for eUICC M2M Test Solutions at COMPRION, explains: “The eUICC ecosystem bases on interoperability of all parties. As SM-SR and SM-DP may come from different manufacturers, it is even more essential that they work together.” For establishing a reliable M2M infrastructure, it does not suffice to test the characteristics and behavior of the individual components such as the eUICC or the involved back-end servers. Moreover, it is essential to look at the communication between the off-card entities SM-DP, SM-SR, MNO (Mobile Network Operator) und EUM (eUICC Manufacturer). ...

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Clear Message: New Study on the European Market for Labels by Ceresana
Advertisement, information, and monitoring: Labels are indispensable in logistics and retail. Just like the whole packaging market, labels are continuously further developed by means of product and technical innovations. „New trends and regulations, for example concerning recycling or RFID tags, influence this special market“, explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The market research company forecasts demand for paper and plastic labels in Europe to increase by 1.6% per year in the upcoming eight years. Different Countries, Different Labels The demand for labels in the various countries is mainly influenced by the development of the particular consumer goods segments. Changes in typical consumption patterns, substitution effects as well as new trends in the segment packaging material indirectly affect demand volumes of labels. The current study of Ceresana thus examines the particular development of individual segments in 21 country profiles. Throughout Europe, plastic labels will mainly increase in the segments cosmetics & ...
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Flexible and Clean: Ceresana Expects Growing Demand for Plastic Films
Packaging is supposed to be light and handy, neat and durable, microwaveable, and also environmentally friendly. The requirements for manufacturers increase constantly. Yet, these efforts are worth it, reports Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana: „Sales of plastic films will presumably reach a volume of about 250 billion US dollars until 2024.“ Ceresana analyzed the global market for flexible plastic films of all kinds already for the second time. These include besides packaging, such as bags and sacks, also films for, e.g., agriculture, the construction industry, and technical applications. Innovative, Fast, Appealing Digital printing offers new possibilities for the design of packaging. Precondition for this is, however, that it is easy, fast, and optically of high quality to print on the films. Increasingly complex packaging is especially in demand for pharmaceutical products and fresh foodstuffs. MAP conserves foodstuffs with an artificial protective atmosphere from fast decay. Microwaveable ...
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