PFO tech AB: GPS Alarm Bracelet Wins Big at Golden Egg Awards Apr 24, 2014 02:41AM

HELSINKI, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Natalia Project (http://www.nataliaproject.org), the world's first assault alarm for human rights defenders, won two gold and one silver at the 53rd annual Guldägget Awards in Stockholm. PFO Tech (http://www.pfotech.com), suppliers of the GPS bracelet and tracking system, joined the creators of the project, RBK Communications (http://www.r-b-k.se/) and Civil Rights Defenders (http://www.civilrightsdefenders.org) at the ceremony.

The Guldägget is Sweden's oldest, largest and most prestigious competition in creative communication. For the Natalia Project, it was the culmination of being one of the most awarded digital campaigns of 2013, having earned recognition for using innovative technology to safeguard individuals at risk. In his acceptance speech, Robert Hårdh of Civil Rights Defenders said, "This campaign is for real, it saves lives."

The Natalia Project was launched in April 2013 as a security solution for human rights activists at risk. In the case of an assault, a wearer can directly notify the Civil Rights Defenders, as well as the world through social media. PFO Tech developed the assault alarm bracelet, GPS tracking system and social media integration behind the Natalia Project, opening the eyes of companies and organisations worldwide to the importance of enhancing the safety and security of their staff. The bracelet and system, which is easily integrated into individual company security platforms, now protects journalists and lone workers around the world.

PFO Tech (http://www.pfotechnologies.com/about/) is a Stockholm-based technology firm providing companies and organisations with GPS personal security systems, including tracking devices, mobile applications and hosting service.

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PFO tech ABJohan Carlsson, CEO+46 8 300 500info@pfotech.com

Source: PFO tech AB


Unique Small Business Ideas For 2014 – Empowered Ezine Reviews 4 Uncommon Businesses Apr 24, 2014 02:40AM

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

EmpoweredEzine.com is an article directory that focuses on articles and reviews that can help new business owners make the best decisions regarding their business ventures. With advice from experienced entrepreneurs and connections to top-rated industry professionals, the website's motto "Where knowledge equals power!" comes to fruition as the website seeks to empower new and potential entrepreneurs with the best information for their business needs. A recently featured article on Empowered Ezine continues to empower new business owners with a review of some unique small business ideas for 2014.

The new Empowered Ezine article says, "For a business owner, differentiating their business from the competition is one of the biggest challenges. However, there are some businesses that are so different that this is really the least of their concerns. There have been many successful offbeat and even downright strange businesses in the past and I personally can't wait to see what unique business ideas 2014 will bring. If you are looking for inspiration for a unique business to start, the following list might be helpful."

The article goes on to explain that, of course, as with any business venture, starting a unique business does have its advantages and disadvantages. Empowered Ezine notes that one of the possible downsides to starting a business that offers such an uncommon product or service is that often the business' customer base will be limited. However, the reverse of this coin is that those who are looking for the services or products offered by a unique business will not usually have many other options where they can look for it, so building a loyal client base is one of the perks of these businesses.

Empowered Ezine then looks at four different real unique businesses that have done quite well and prove that being different can pay off. These four unique businesses are:

   •  Calico Cat Café
   •  Wanderlust Mobile Vintage Boutique
   •  Thankster.com – Personalized "Handwritten" Thank-You Notes
   •  Rent A Goat

Empowered Ezine gives a brief review of each of these businesses and why they have become popular in their respective areas. For example, the article says of cat cafés, "Do you like cats and coffee or tea? Well chances are so do a lot of other people. Scratch that - definitely a lot of other people, since cat cafes are growing in popularity faster than anyone could have expected in places such as Tokyo. The Calico Cat Café, for example, serves all the café regulars – and also cats. Big, busy cities, where people often don't have time or space for pets, seem to be the perfect location for these grown up petting zoos. It may sound odd, but petting kitties and watching them rest and play while you enjoy your drink is actually very soothing, and something that many people miss out on when they don't have their own pets."

Lastly the article says, "These are just a few of the unique businesses 2014 might see more of. The trick to starting your own unique business is finding a niche that isn't being filled and researching the best way to fill it."

For more information on these unique business ideas for 2014, click here to read the full article on Empowered Ezine.

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Active Biotech AB Interim report January - March 2014 Apr 24, 2014 02:39AM

LUND, Sweden, April 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Laquinimod

  • On January 24, the laquinimod (Nerventra®) market application received a negative opinion by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).  
  • Teva has requested a re-examination of the CHMP's opinion.  
  • In February 2014, Teva decided not to proceed with the randomization stage of the planned LIBRETTO trial for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) since the current design is no longer aligned with the regulatory strategy.
  • The ongoing US pivotal clinical study CONCERTO is continuing according to plan. The results are expected in 2016.

Tasquinimod     

  • In February 2014, Ipsen launched a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III study of tasquinimod in chemo-naive CRPC patients in Asia.  
  • The Phase III 10TASQ10 study is proceeding as planned; the primary analysis of progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) is expected in 2014.            

Paquinimod (57-57)  

  • In January 2014, paquinimod, for the treatment of systemic sclerosis, was granted orphan drug status by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Orphan drug status in the US provides advantages such as market exclusivity for a period of seven years upon approval. 

Financial summary

  • Net sales 2.1 (2.4) MSEK
  • Operating loss -59.2 (-77.0) MSEK
  • Loss for the period -60.2 (-78.0) MSEK
  • Loss per share -0.80 (-1.10) SEK

For further information, please contact:

Tomas Leanderson, President and CEO Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 95    Hans Kolam, CFO Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 44 Active Biotech AB (Corp. Reg. No. 556223-9227) Box 724, SE-220 07 Lund Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 00 Fax: +46 (0)46 19 11 00 The report is also available at www.activebiotech.com

Active Biotech AB Interim report January - March 2014 http://hugin.info/1002/R/1779362/608017.pdf

HUG#1779362

Source: Active Biotech


Millicom International Cellular: Millicom’s partnership with Facebook extended with pioneering service in East Africa Apr 24, 2014 02:34AM

LEUDELANGE, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Millicom (NASDAQ: MICC) (STO: MIC), the international telecommunications and media company, today announced that its Tigo customers in Tanzania will be the first people in East Africa to enjoy free access to Facebook on their mobile handsets.

Having launched a groundbreaking free service in Latin America in December 2013, Millicom and Facebook have now extended their partnership with the launch today of East Africa’s first-ever free service for mobile customers using Facebook applications and mobile website.      

The partnership means Tigo customers can now access Facebook and its mobile messaging application Messenger through their handsets without incurring any data charges and allowing them to connect with more than 1.2 billion people worldwide. Tigo has six million customers in Tanzania.

The time-limited free service also includes the launch of a Facebook service in Kiswahilií, the language spoken by millions of people across East and Southern Africa.

The strategic partnership is part of Facebook’s efforts to make internet access available to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected.  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, highlighted the partnership with Tigo Paraguay at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, saying “We’ve been working with Tigo and they’ve seen the number of people who were using data in the internet grow by 50% over the course of the partnership and the number of people who are using data on a daily basis is growing even more.”

Commenting on the new service, Millicom’s President and CEO, Hans-Holger Albrecht, said “Facebook has been a real driver of data on mobile networks. By extending this unique partnership to Africa, we are giving people another reason to connect through Tigo and providing many customers with their first taste of the internet and social media, including in Kiswahili. This reinforces our strategy to encourage more customers to use data as part of their daily communications activity and takes further the digital lifestyle.”              

Chris Daniels, Internet.org’s Vice President of Product commented, "We're excited to be working with Tigo again to bring more people online, giving them exposure to the many benefits of connectivity. We think that widespread access to free basic services will help accelerate the adoption of the internet and we’re committed to working with partners like Tigo on new models that grow subscribers and revenue.”

About Millicom

Millicom is a leading international telecommunications and media company dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing digital lifestyle services to the world’s emerging markets, giving access to the world, primarily through mobile devices. Operating in 15 countries, Millicom offers innovative and customer-centric products. Millicom employs more than 10,000 people and provides mobile, cable, broadband, TV content, online and financial services to over 50 million customers. Founded in 1990, Millicom is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the symbol MIC. In 2013 Millicom generated revenue of $5.16 billion and EBITDA of $1.9 billion.

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Millicom International CellularPress Enquiries:Julian EcclesVP, Corporate Communications+44 7720 409374press@millicom.comorInvestor Enquiries:Nicolas DidioDirector, Head of Investor Relations+44 7795 385217investors@millicom.com

Source: Millicom International Cellular


Mars Drinks ALTERRA Coffee Roasters® Now 100% Independently Certified Apr 24, 2014 02:33AM

“Mars Drinks’ Impact on Earth” Campaign Highlights Sustainability Efforts

WEST CHESTER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mars Drinks, a business unit of Mars, Incorporated and maker of FLAVIA® Brewers, ALTERRA® Coffee Roasters, THE BRIGHT TEA CO® tea and GALAXY® hot chocolate, announced today that all of its ALTERRA® coffees are now 100% independently certified by either the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ or UTZ Certified. Previously only select offerings had earned the Rainforest Alliance seal.

The 100% independently certified coffees are already available in the UK and Mars Drinks, headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, is working diligently to honor its commitment of sourcing 100% certified coffee and reach that same threshold in the U.S.

A new campaign, “Mars Drinks’ Impact on Earth” showcases Mars Drinks’ efforts to source its coffee beans in a sustainable manner. This includes the commitment that the coffee sourced by the company is responsibly produced, with respect for the environment and the workers in the supply chain.

“Sustainability is no longer optional for us. We need to open our eyes to what needs to be done to protect the planet for future generations. Our customers are asking us to evolve and to become more sustainable,” said Xavier Unkovic, President, Mars Drinks. “I am a strong believer that today, corporations have the power and the responsibility to bring about change, and we at Mars Drinks are committed to pioneering in this area. Sustainability is not only good for the planet, it drives business performance,”

The “Mars Drinks’ Impact on Earth” campaign will highlight the positive effects that sustainable practices can have on the lives of farmers and their families and the environment, and the impact for consumers.

On its new website, Mars Drinks will feature a video illustrating the journey of the coffee bean from its origin in Columbia, Sumatra, Ethiopia or elsewhere; photos and clips of real farmers’ hand harvesting each bean from independently certified farms; and the difference sustainability makes in the working conditions and wages of farm hands and other workers along the supply chain.

To learn more about ALTERRA® Coffee Roasters visit www.alterracoffee.co.uk. To hear more about Mars Drinks’ commitment to sustainability, visit http://marsdrinks.com/sustainability. To speak with someone directly, contact: Suzan French, 917-284-8523, sfrench@msco.com. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ or UTZ Certified, visit http://www.rainforest-alliance.org or https://www.utzcertified.org.

About Mars Drinks

Mars Drinks creates great tasting moments at work by being at the center of workplace engagement, collaboration, productivity and well-being. Throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Mars Drinks supports businesses who want to provide great working environments for their people. Part of Mars, Incorporated Mars Drinks focuses its energy and resources on the workplace, with the belief that people are the most important asset to any business. In 1973 Mars Drinks introduced KLIX® the first-ever fully automatic in-cup drinks vending machine that serves large manufacturing channels across Europe. In 1984 Mars Drinks pioneered the single serve hot drinks category, introducing FLAVIA®, the first system for making hot drinks using fresh ground coffee and leaf teas sealed in individual servings. Through its ALTERRA® Coffee Roasters coffees, THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® teas, and DOVE®/GALAXY® Hot Chocolate Mars Drinks creates billions of great tasting moments at work! Find Mars Drinks online at www.marsdrinks.com.

About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™ and WISDOM PANEL™.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com. Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars.

MSCOSuzan French, 917-284-8523sfrench@msco.com

Source: Mars Drinks


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