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News Article | April 25, 2017
Site: www.foodprocessing-technology.com

Icelandic Group is all set to initiate the sale of its UK’s chilled fish business known as Seachill. Founded in 1998, Seachill works with MSC-certified seafood suppliers, as well as those who are involved in the fisheries improvement programme. Seachill also owns ‘The Saucy Fish’ in the UK, which entered the frozen retail category earlier this year. With a workforce of approximately 750 employees, Seachill reported revenues of £266.3m last year, with EBITDA of £10.4m. Icelandic Group has appointed Íslandsbanki and UK-based Oghma Partners to manage the sale of all Seachill shares. "Steinasalir aims to further promote sales of quality seafood in Belgium and Central Europe." Completely owned by the Enterprise Investment Fund (EIF), Icelandic Group recently signed an agreement to sell its Belgian subsidiary Gadus to Steinasalir, which is owned by Icelandic seafood companies Saemark Seafood, Fishproducts Iceland, and Akur. Gadus processes, sells and distributes fresh fish products, as well as handles and produces 7,000t of seafood a year. Steinasalir aims to further promote sales of quality seafood in Belgium and Central Europe. Icelandic Group owns and manages the marketing of the Icelandic and Icelandic Seafood brands, as well as provide various services to licence holders and other producers in Iceland. Image: Icelandic Group plans to sell its Seachill business operations in the UK. Photo: courtesy of Icelandic Group.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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The cruising industry continues to grow, pushing competition among cruise lines to upgrade ships with the latest enticements. Waterslides have become a key attraction, and Polin Waterparks' recent partnership with P&O Group confirms its status as one of the key suppliers of this area of entertainment. Polin Waterparks previously was involved with signature installations of waterslides and water play attractions on ships for three of the world's largest cruise lines: Carnival, Royal Caribbean Lines and MSC. Polin's latest endeavor involved pairing up with project-management expert Myrtha Pools (Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy) to install two waterslides on P&O's Pacific Dawn ship. Myrtha is recognized for its special engineering and installation skill. (Millions saw the firm's work on display during the 2016 Rio Olympics' events in the two 50-meter pools Myrtha designed.) A regal background The Pacific Dawn was built in 1991 and originally christened as the Regal Princess. Over the years, the ship's owner changed hands several times. Today, the ship is operated by P&O Cruises Australia. It was extensively refurbished in 2007, when it was renamed Pacific Dawn. A few years later, it moved to its new home port of Hamilton, Brisbane, Australia. In 2010, it again went into dry dock for extensive refurbishment and then, once more, in 2014 for the addition of new offerings that included a zip line, a rock-climbing wall and cosmetic improvements to the pool deck and a restaurant. Its most recent enhancements include not only the two waterslides that Polin supplied but an interactive kids' area, new dining options and a refreshed interior design. A favorite becomes even more appealing The 2,020-passenger Pacific Dawn already was recognized as one of Australia's favorite cruise ships. Now, with the addition of two Aquatube waterslides it will be more fun. The Aquatube waterslides installed on the Pacific Dawn are both long, at about 80 meters (262 feet) each. They are the inaugural waterslides to the P&O fleet and will open to the public in June. Polin's Aquatubes are a perennial favorite of waterparks around the world, from indoor aquatic facilities to the globe's largest entertainment providers. Guests thrill not only to the slide's speed but also the overall experience it offers with the addition of Polin's trademarked Magic Shine, Natural Light Effects, Special Pattern Effects and translucent options. Waterslides enhance an acclaimed designer's work Pacific Dawn's exterior was designed by Renzo Piano, an Italian architect and engineer known for buildings such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Shard in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. In 1998, seven years after designing the Pacific Dawn, Piano received the Pritzker Architecture Prize, an award presented annually "to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment that has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity." Piano was inspired by a dolphin in designing the ship's distinctive curved superstructure. As an added enhancement to the ship's façade, and unlike other ships in the P&O line, Pacific Dawn sports an all-white hull in honor of P&O's 75th anniversary in Australia. Today, the ship's sleek lines include the streamlined arcs and bends of Polin's Aquatubes, providing dramatic swoops and dizzying color to the ship's stunning appearance. A popular trend that keeps increasing As in other parts of the world, cruising in Australia continues to grow. Last year, more than 1 million Australians went on an ocean cruise, up 14.6 percent over 2015. Most cruisers visit the South Pacific (over 36 percent of the Australian market). The second-most popular cruise is along Australia's coast - a route the Pacific Dawn is scheduled to take. Cruises are most popular among Baby Boomers (40 percent), though a growing number of younger people (under age 40 and likely with families in tow) are joining the seniors' ranks. Most cruises take eight to 14 days, with the average being about 10 days. Many of Pacific Dawn's cruise average around three days for extended weekend experiences. More on P&O Cruises Australia P&O Cruises Australia is a British-American-owned cruise line with corporate headquarters at Carnival House in Southampton, England, and operational headquarters in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The sister company of P&O Cruises in the United Kingdom, it was previously a constituent of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company and has a direct link in history to the world's first passenger ships. As such, it is one of the oldest cruise lines in the world and now forms part of the Carnival Corporation & PLC under the executive control of Holland America Line. It currently operates five ships, sailing from various ports in Australia and New Zealand. More on Polin Waterparks Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 2,500 waterpark projects in 100 countries around the world and is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones including installing the first waterparks in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations.


Culture Hacker Will Be Available in Stores on April 24, 2017 Shane Green, a global consultant and entrepreneur with two successful companies, has published his first book entitled Culture Hacker: Reprogramming Your Employee Experience to Improve Customer Service, Retention, and Performance. The book, which is published by Wiley, details how company culture and the employee experience affect everything in a business from the customer experience to the bottom line and describes to readers how they can begin to change their own company culture from within. Presales for Culture Hacker have begun on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and the book itself will be released April 24, 2017. “I am honored to have this chance to share my thoughts on the importance of the employee experience,” Shane Green stated. “Culture hacker is a methodology for improving the employee experience and mind-set at work: those two things will in turn improve your customer experience, your employee retention, and your organizational performance. I look forward to connecting with my readers and encouraging each of them to be a culture hacker.” Green’s extensive background that began at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and includes leading Fortune 500s across industries has made him an expert in employee and customer experience. His consultancy’s focus on customer-centric organizations led him to document his thoughts and insights on how to improve organizational culture and the experience of employees. As Founder & President of both Shane Green consulting group and SGEi (a training company), he has put these insights to work with dozens of his clients and helped them realize the importance of having a strong cultural foundation. Now, business owners and managers from all over the world can read Green’s insights and best practices in his book, Culture Hacker. About Shane Green: As a catalyst for the modern service economy, Shane Green and his team inspire companies and their people to move beyond the mundane and out of status quo so they want to exceed the expectations of their internal and external customers. Shane Green has worked with brands like the NBA, Westfield, Foot Locker, NetJets Inc., MSC Cruises, W Hotels, Madison Square Gardens, Cisco Systems, and BMW to reprogram their employee mindset and skills to create loyal customers and raving fans. To learn more about Shane Green brand and the culture hacker methodology, contact the team at Connect@ShaneGreen.com.


Culture Hacker, the Book, Will Be Available in Stores April 24th ​In preparation for the upcoming Culture Hacker book, global business consultant Shane Green has created a vlog and a podcast to provide free insights and best practices to fans. The Culture Hacker Podcast features special guests and technology mavens who are experts on the topics of company culture, the employee experience, and today’s service economy. A useful tool for leaders, the podcast speaks to the cutting-edge cultural mechanisms Green highlights in his book, as well as the best tools and technologies available to refresh and reframe company cultures. Recent guests include executives Robert Mellwig of Two Roads Hospitality, Kevin Ricklefs of CHG Healthcare, Anne Fulton, author of The Career Engagement Game, and Michael Bungay Stanier, author of The Coaching Habit. “Culture Hacker Podcast guests share modern insights and cutting-edge best practices to improve company cultures and inspire change within organizations,” Shane Green stated. “I want to provide our audience with the inspiration to improve their company culture along with many simple solutions designed to upgrade the employee experience. We have some great guests with the type of insights any corporate executive or manager will benefit from.” Executives interested in being a guest on the podcast should email Connect@ShaneGreen.com for information about the upcoming second season. The Culture Hacker Vlog focuses on distilling ideas into short, memorable clips that can inspire leaders to rethink their practices. It includes quick tips and insights from global business consultant and television host Shane Green. The vlog also includes responses to some of today’s company culture trends and hot topics, which will inspire listeners to reconsider their approaches to culture. The podcast and vlog both act as teasers to Green’s upcoming book, Culture Hacker, being released April 24, 2017. The podcast is featured on iTunes, with new bi-weekly episodes. Upcoming guests include nationally known HR experts, leadership authors, and technology gurus. The vlog is available on YouTube with new bi-weekly episodes. Culture Hacker, a Wiley publication, hits shelves April 24, 2017. About Shane Green: As a catalyst for the modern service economy, Shane Green and his team inspire companies and their people to move beyond the mundane and out of status quo so they want to exceed the expectations of their internal and external customers. Shane Green has worked with brands like the NBA, Westfield, Foot Locker, NetJets Inc., MSC Cruises, W Hotels, Madison Square Gardens, Cisco Systems, and BMW to reprogram their employee mindset and skills to create loyal customers and raving fans. To learn more about Shane Green brand and the Culture Hacker Methodology, contact the team at Connect@ShaneGreen.com.


The global krill oil market is expected to reach USD 709.4 million by 2025 The increasing awareness regarding omega 3 deficiency and growing demand for dietary supplements are expected to drive demand for krill oil over the forecast period. The market is largely influenced by associations such as Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK). Globally, Europe is the dominant regional market. The presence of major fisheries and favorable trade environment is likely to drive the growth in this region. The rise in fishing activity and presence of krill fish in oceans surrounding South Asian countries such as India and Vietnam is expected to drive the industry in this region over the forecast period. Further key findings from the report suggest Key Topics Covered: 1. Methodology & Scope 2. Executive Summary 2.1. Market Snapshot 3. Krill Oil Market Variables, Trends & Scope 3.1. Market segmentation & scope 3.2. Penetration & growth prospect mapping 3.3. Value Chain Analysis 3.4. Technology Framework 3.5. Regulatory Framework 3.6. Market Dynamics 3.6.1. Market driver analysis 3.6.2. Market restraint analysis 3.7. Krill Oil Market - SWOT Analysis, By Factor (political & legal, economic and technological) 3.8. Industry Analysis - Porter's 4. Krill Oil Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis 4.1. Krill Oil market: Product movement analysis 4.2. Liquids 4.3. Tablets 4.3.3. Soft gels 4.3.4. Capsules 5. Krill Oil Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis 5.1. Krill Oil market: Application movement analysis 5.2. Dietary Supplements 5.3. Animal Food & Pet Food 5.4. Functional Food & Beverages 5.5. Pharmaceuticals 5.6. Others 6. Krill Oil Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis 7. Competitive Landscape 7.1. Vendor Landscape 7.2. Competitive Environment- Snapshot 7.3. Company Market Positioning 7.4. Strategy Framework 8. Competitive Landscape For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jfb545/krill_oil_market Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/krill-oil-market-analysis-2014-2017--2025-by-product-liquids-tablets--applications-dietary-supplements-functional-food--beverages-pharmaceuticals-animal-food--pet-food---research-and-markets-300450526.html


News Article | May 2, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

• Net sales increased by 7 per cent to 778.1 MEUR (724.2). Using fixed exchange rates and a comparable group structure (organic growth), net sales increased by 3 per cent • Operating earnings (EBIT1) increased by 9 per cent to 174.5 MEUR (160.5) • Earnings before taxes, excluding non-recurring items, amounted to 169.4 MEUR (155.3) • Net earnings, excluding non-recurring items, amounted to 138.9 MEUR (125.8) • Earnings per share, excluding non-recurring items, increased by 9 per cent to 0.38 EUR (0.35) • Non-recurring items amounted to -50.8 MEUR (-) and relate to a cost savings programme and the acquisition of MSC • Operating cash flow improved by 42 per cent to 143.5 MEUR (101.1) • Hexagon completed the acquisition of MSC Software for a purchase price of 834 MUSD on a cash and debt free basis and the company will be consolidated as of 26 April For further information, please contact: This information is information that Hexagon AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 13:00 CET on 2 May 2017. This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com http://news.cision.com/hexagon/r/hexagon-interim-report-1-january---31-march-2017,c2255006 The following files are available for download: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hexagon-interim-report-1-january--31-march-2017-300449473.html


News Article | May 2, 2017
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"Regent Seven Seas Cruises is very happy to host Cruise Critic Meet & Mingles for guests to meet and share their passion for cruising with like-minded travelers," shares Jason O'Keefe, Director of Marketing & Seven Seas Society for the line. "The new Cruise Critic Meet & Mingles aboard our fleet of the world's most luxurious cruise ships will provide a natural forum for guests to meet, after months of anticipating, discussing and planning on Cruise Critic, and embark together on new unforgettable voyages to some of the world's greatest destinations." Cruise Critic's community of over 1.5 million members use the site's forums to meet and interact prior to stepping foot onboard through the popular Roll Call tool – often times more than a year before the sail date. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the ninth cruise line to offer private Meet & Mingle parties for Cruise Critic members -- similar partnerships are in place with Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises. Beginning on May 2, 2017, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will host complimentary one-hour cocktail parties with hors d'oeuvres for Cruise Critic members who have signed up for Meet & Mingle events on the Cruise Critic website. Those interested in participating should visit http://www.cruisecritic.com/rollcall. About Regent Seven Seas Cruises Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's most inclusive luxury cruise line with a four-ship fleet that visits more than 425 destinations around the world. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is currently undergoing a $125 million fleet-wide refurbishment that will elevate the level of elegance found throughout the fleet to the standard set by Seven Seas Explorer, which entered service on July 20, 2016, and has since been recognized as the most luxurious ship ever built. A leader in luxury cruising, the line's fares include all-suite accommodations, round-trip air, highly personalized service, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and spirits, unlimited internet access, sightseeing excursions in every port, gratuities, ground transfers and a pre-cruise hotel package for guests staying in concierge-level suites and higher. Beginning in summer 2017, Regent Seven Seas Cruises also will include Business Class air for all intercontinental flights. For more information about Regent Seven Seas Cruises or to make a reservation, please contact a professional travel agent, visit www.rssc.com, or call 1-844-4REGENT (1-844-473-4368). For the latest news about Regent Seven Seas Cruises, please visit www.rssc.com/news; like the line's Facebook page; and follow @RegentCruises on Twitter. About Cruise Critic Cruise Critic® is an online cruise guide, offering a comprehensive resource for cruise travelers, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise enthusiasts. The site features more than 350,000 cruise reviews and hosts the world's largest online cruise community where travelers share experiences and opinions with fellow cruisers. Cruise Critic was the first consumer cruise site on the Internet, launched in October 1995 by The Independent Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc. About TripAdvisor TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 390 million average unique monthly visitors* in 49 markets worldwide, and offers advice from millions of travelers, with 465 million reviews and opinions covering 7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cruise-critic-announces-partnership-with-regent-seven-seas-cruises-300449706.html


Jones A.M.,MSC Ltd | Kuijper E.J.,Leiden University | Wilcox M.H.,University of Leeds
Journal of Infection | Year: 2013

Clostridium difficile infection is the leading cause of diarrhoea in the industrialised world. First identified in 1935, our knowledge about the clonal population structure, toxins and PCR ribotypes is still increasing. New PCR ribotypes and sequence types are frequently added. In the last decade hypervirulent strains have emerged and been associated with increased severity of disease, high recurrence and significant mortality. Although previously a primarily hospital- or health-care acquired infection, since the 1990's C. difficile infections that are community-acquired have been increasingly reported. Risk factors include hospitalisation, advancing age and prior antibiotic use. The ubiquitous presence of C. difficile in the environment and asymptomatic intestinal colonisation may be important reservoirs for infection and the changing epidemiology of C. difficile infection. Although surveillance in Europe is now a requirement of the European Commission, reporting is not standardised or mandatory. Here we review the current literature, guidelines on diagnosis and treatment and conclude by highlighting a number of areas where further research would increase our understanding. © 2012 The British Infection Association.


A method is described of preparing a tin-silver (SnAg) alloy plating solution containing methanesulfonic acid tin, methanesulfonic acid silver, methanesulfonic acid, and an additive, wherein the method includes: (a) eliminating impurities such as released chloride compounds and released sulfur compounds, which are present in the methanesulfonic acid, (b) preparing the methanesulfonic acid tin and the methanesulfonic acid silver by dissolving, through an electrolytic process, tin and silver in the methanesulfonic acid from which the impurities are eliminated; (c) producing a mixture solution by adding the methanesulfonic acid, the methanesulfonic acid tin, the methanesulfonic acid silver, and the additive; and (d) filtering the mixture solution. And by the method thereof, current efficiency may be increased and a desirable plating film may be maintained by eliminating the impurities from the methanesulfonic acid used as a base material and preparing the SnAg alloy plating solution.

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