Monthly Archives: January 2019

Israeli chess prodigy to compete in Tunisia

(TY Fred) Following pressure from the World Chess Federation FIDE, Tunisia’s Chess Federation agreed (in Aug) to allow 7-year-old Israeli Liel Levitan to participate in the World School Individual Championships in April.2019. Liel won the 2018 European Chess Championships. https://www.timesofisrael.com/tunisia-under-pressure-lets-7-year-old-israeli-girl-in-for-chess-tourney/

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UK’s first post-Brexit free trade deal is with Israel

Britain’s International Development Secretary Liam Fox announced in Davos that a trade deal has been agreed in principle with Israel’s Economy Minister Eli Cohen. Israel’s UK Ambassador Mark Regev tweeted “excellent news for the rapidly-growing UK-Israel partnership”. https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/120831/britain-post-brexit-trade-israel/

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Security for Spanish port

Israel’s Magal Security Systems has won a $2.5 million contract to deliver technology and services to the Port of Huelva in Spain. It includes anti-climb smart fences, plus day/night and thermal cameras using dual thermal and CCD technologies. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/magal-awarded-2-5-million-for-an-integrated-security-solution-for-the-spanish-port-of-huelva-847864906.html

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Yofix wins top Pepsico award

I reported previously (21st May) on Israel’s Yofix and its vegan, dairy-free, soy-free yoghurts made from seeds and fruit with no added sugar, preservatives or color. Yofix has just won the top Euro 100,000 prize in Pepsico’s European Nutrition Greenhouse … Continue reading

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More exposure for bio-degradable plastic

Israel’s TIPA environmentally-friendly packaging is on display at London’s Future Fabrics expo (Jan 24), Berlin’s Fruit Logistica (Feb 6) and Nuremberg’s BIOFACH organic trade show (Feb 13). https://tipa-corp.com/events/

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Managing US electric grid

I reported previously (Jul 2015) that Israel’s mPrest was adapting its Iron Dome technology to detect problems at US power plants. Now mPrest is implementing that technology and has partnered with top US energy utility Southern Company to enhance its … Continue reading

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Three new Israeli routes for RyanAir

Irish low-cost airline RyanAir launches three new routes from Tel Aviv this summer – to Athens, Bucharest and Sofia. RyanAir Tel Aviv will have 12 routes to Tel Aviv, plus another 15 to Eilat. CEO Michael O’Leary plans to bring … Continue reading

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Business simulation winner

Meir Cohen, an MBA candidate at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, won the Capsim Challenge (Capstone league) competition to find who can best run a multi-million dollar simulated company. Bar-Ilan is the first college in Israel to incorporate advanced simulation in its … Continue reading

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UK 5G accelerator for Israeli startups

At Tel Aviv’s Cybertech Conference (28-30 Jan) a delegation from the UK’s Midlands Cyber will showcase “Cyber Valley,” the leading cyber hotspot in the UK. Israeli startups will be invited to join its BetaDen accelerator for developing and trialing applications … Continue reading

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Millions for Israeli startups

Israeli digital health fund aMoon II has raised $600 million to invest, mostly into mid-to-late-stage Israeli companies in the health and medical technologies field. Meanwhile, Israeli venture capital firm Magenta Venture Partners has launched a new $100 million fund destined … Continue reading

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