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DTI to host SA-Switzerland business forum

South Africa-Switzerland business forum

Pretoria – The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will this week host the South Africa-Switzerland business forum which will showcase business opportunities in the renewable energy sector. [Read more…]

Briffod wins first European Junior Cup title

Adrien Briffod

Adrien Briffod

Adrien Briffod delivered a superb performance to win gold at the ETU Junior European Cup in Tiszaujvaros.

Briffod was involved in an incredible sprint finish involving three athletes in which he just pipped Grant Sheldon (GBR) on the line to win his first European Junior Cup. [Read more…]

Croatia becomes 28th EU member

Croatia joins EU

Croatia joins EU

Beijing – Croatia has become the 28th member of the European Union. It officially joined the bloc at midnight on Sunday, passing a milestone in its recovery from war. [Read more…]

Flooding through Central Europe

flood europe

Flooding through Central Europe reaches epic proportions with Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria currently the worst effected. [Read more…]

European Companies with Global Focus

European Investment

European Investment

Autonomies is a powerful investment concept originated by my friend David Fuller, the London-based analyst and commentator. [Read more…]

Bank Crisis of Cyprus

Bank of Cyprus

Bank of Cyprus

Cypriot ministers were trying to revise a plan to seize money from bank deposits before a parliamentary vote on Tuesday that will secure the island’s financial rescue or could lead to its default, with reverberations across the euro zone. [Read more…]

Rewards of austerity

eurozone

Rewards of austerity: As a consequence of economic contraction and falling imports in the troubled Eurozone countries, their foreign trade deficits are falling.

In the third quarter the five known as the PIIGS together recorded the first surplus since 1999.

The improving trade balance of the Eurozone as a whole explains the recent strength of the euro in terms of other major currencies.

CopyRight – OnTarget 2013 by Martin Spring

Media in Action At Donnafugata

Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

Top names from the Italian sporting media world made their way to Sicily’s Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa to compete in the Campionato Associazione Italiana Giornalisti Golfisti – the Italian Golf Journalists Association Championship. [Read more…]

Smart Grid rollout in the Netherlands

Smart Grid Technology

Smart Grid Technology

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and Elster today announced that they will collaborate with leading Dutch energy network provider, Alliander, to provide a proof-of-concept pilot project to demonstrate advanced Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PET) for Smart Metering networks. Responsible for the regional distribution of electricity and gas to 3.3 million customers in the Netherlands, Alliander is currently developing and implementing Smart Metering and Smart Grid infrastructures. Elster will be supplying an end-to-end, market-ready solution for the PET pilot, which forms part of Alliander’s small-scale Smart Meter rollout that commenced in the first half of 2012. [Read more…]

Cargo Ship Faces Detention

MV Julia Crew

MV Julia Crew

The International Transport Workers Federation co-ordinator for Ireland and Britain, Ken Fleming, has warned a Dutch based company, Transship Management, that its vessel, the mv Julia, faces arrest if it does not immediately pay $102,700 owed to the crew in unpaid wages. Mr Fleming received a request to assist the crew from the ITF in The Netherlands earlier today after it received a distress call. [Read more…]