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CNL Announces Membership in Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council

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CHALK RIVER, Ontario, Feb. 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it has joined a growing list of Canadian organizations who are members of the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC). An independent body made up of representatives from the Canadian Health Read More

Germany sees 'most difficult part' in EU-U.S. trade talks ahead

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The most difficult part in trade negotiations between Europe and the United States is starting now and talks should focus on reducing tariffs on industrial goods to increase the chances of a deal, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier presents the national industry strategy for Read More

CNL Welcomes Public Officials From Renfrew & Pontiac Counties to the Chalk River Laboratories

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CHALK RIVER, Ontario, Feb. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it welcomed a delegation of local public officials and representatives from Renfrew and Pontiac counties to the Chalk River Laboratories today for a series of presentations on its operations and Read More

French schools to change ‘mother & father’ to ‘parent 1 and 2’ under new law

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French schools are set to replace the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ with ‘Parent 1’ and ‘Parent 2’ following an amendment to a law which passed through French Parliament this week. The new naming convention is ostensibly aimed at ending discrimination against same sex parents but critics argue that it “dehumanises” parenthood and may lead to Read More

Watchdog extends monitors mandate at Deutsche Bank on Danske dealings

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FILE PHOTO: The financial district with the headquarters of Germany’s largest business bank, Deutsche Bank , is photographed on early evening in Frankfurt, Germany, January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German financial watchdog Bafin has extended the mandate of its monitor at Deutsche Bank over the bank’s role in the a money Read More

France’s flag mandate for schools fuels fury

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The French parliament has adopted a proposal to decorate every classroom in France with the national and European Union flags, but the measure has drawn flak from both the left and the right. It is now being reconsidered. The National Assembly approved the proposal by Republican deputy Éric Ciotti to hang the French tricolor in Read More

Akastor ASA: Fourth Quarter Results 2018

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PERFORMANCE SUMMARY Q4 2018        ·         Total revenues were NOK 1 090 million, up 22% compared with the same quarter previous year      ·         EBITDA was NOK 63 million, at the same level as EBITDA in Q4 2017 adjusted for several special items      ·         Net interest-bearing debt was NOK 146 million, increased by NOK 70 million in the quarter      ·         Refinancing of NOK 2.5 billion Read More

Pernod CEO pursues change and engages activist shareholder

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LONDON (Reuters) – Pernod Ricard will embrace change and continue “constructive” talks with activist investor Elliott Management, CEO Alexandre Ricard said on Tuesday while dismissing speculation that the company could become a takeover target. FILE PHOTO: Alexandre Ricard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of French drinks maker Pernod Ricard, poses at the company headquarters in Read More

Pernod CEO to drive change after 'constructive' Elliott talks

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LONDON (Reuters) – Pernod Ricard will embrace change and continue “constructive” talks with activist investor Elliott Management, CEO Alexandre Ricard said on Tuesday while dismissing speculation that the company could become a takeover target. FILE PHOTO: Alexandre Ricard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of French drinks maker Pernod Ricard, poses at the company headquarters in Read More

Charm offensive? Acting Pentagon chief turns up in Iraq following surprise visit to Afghanistan

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Acting Pentagon chief Pat Shanahan has arrived in Baghdad to consult with Iraqi leaders about the future US troop presence in the country, after Donald Trump was slammed for suggesting American forces would remain to “watch Iran.” Marking his first trip to Iraq, Shanahan will discuss the US military mission in the country with top Read More