Harvard Kennedy School

Information session at  Kistefos 24th of October at 1700hrs

You are invited to an information session to learn about our degree programs, admissions procedures & financial aid opportunities.

October 24, 2011 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Kistefos AS Stranden 1 A, Aker Brygge, 7th floor, Oslo

In particular, applicants will learn about the Kistefos Public Service Fellowship, which was established to support students from Norway who demonstrate a capacity to lead, commitment to improving governance, academic proficiency, professional experience, leadership potential,demonstrated financial need and the potential to make a significant, positive difference upon returning to Norway.

Graduates of the Oslo Handelsgymnasium are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information about Harvard Kennedy School, please visit www.hks.harvard.edu.

To RSVP, please email dana_garfunkel@harvard.edu by October 21.

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Press release- New CEO at Kistefos AS


Oslo, 21st September 2011

Mr. Henning E. Jensen is employed as CEO of Kistefos AS and will start mid October 2011.

Prior to joining Kistefos, Henning E. Jensen was CEO of RHI AG, the publically traded (Vienna stock exchange) global leader in refractories. Before that he worked for Tyco Electronics (NYSE: TEL) in various leadership positions for almost 10 years including heading up its global automotive business and being CFO for electronic components, Tyco Electronics’ largest business segment. He started his industrial career and spent close to 10 years with General Motors (NYSE: GM) and Delphi in various financial, strategic, and M&A leadership positions. Prior to his industrial career, Henning E. Jensen was a Professor of Finance at University of San Francisco for five years.

Mr. Jensen holds an MBA from University of San Francisco and has undertaken executive and post graduate studies in St. Gallen and the Wharton School.

Contact: Christen Sveaas, Chairman of the Board – Phone: +47 23 11 70 00

Line2 Transforms the iPad Into a Communications Hub

New App Adds a Phone Line to the iPad, Then Merges Calls, Texts, and Voicemails Into One Communications Stream
– The iPad changed the way we consume media on a mobile device. Now Line2 is transforming the tablet into a mobile communications hub with the introduction of Line2 for iPad.

September 16, 2011San Francisco, CA

Line2 for iPad turns the device into a mobile office at one’s fingertips by adding a phone line, then seamlessly organizing your various communication channels around the people with whom you communicate. Instead of trying to hunt down a message across multiple applications, you now have a snapshot view of your communications for each individual right in front of you.

Line2 adds a fully-featured phone line to the iPad that can place and receive calls and carrier-grade text messages over the device’s data connections (WiFi or 3G). If the iPad does not have a data connection, calls can be automatically forwarded to up to six other phones so that customers can ensure that they never miss an important call.

“The iPad has been our best-converting platform for new customer signups. Following our customers’ lead, we’ve created a brand new version of Line2 from the ground up to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the iPad. We invented a new type of communications device,” said Peter Sisson, Founder and CEO of Line2. “I’ve completely replaced my office deskphone, using the iPad 2’s built in speakers and mic as a speakerphone and a Bluetooth headset for more private conversations.”

With Line2 you can place calls using a wired headset, Bluetooth headset (on iPad 2 only), or over the iPad’s speakerphone. Line2, combined with the iPad’s powerful built-in speakers and microphone, makes for an amazing on-the-go business tool for conference calls with multiple people in the room. Just set the iPad down on the table in a group meeting and it’s like having a high-grade conference phone with an abundance of additional features.

No other iPad app offers the features and functionality of Line2. The app is packed with advanced calling features, including full caller ID support, the ability to juggle multiple calls, visual voicemail, voicemail by email, call waiting, call transfer, and conferences for up to 20 people. You can even multitask while using Line2 and perform other tasks while on a call, or receive calls while engaged in other activities on the iPad.

Line2’s WiFi capabilities allow international travelers to place and receive calls while overseas without incurring any additional charges. Using Line2, calls to any number back home will be free, as will calls to other Line2 users, wherever they are worldwide. Line2’s WiFi call quality is also better than traditional cellular quality, and WiFi calls between two Line2 customers use 16-kHz HD audio for crystal clear sound quality that is stunning to experience.

Line2 offers a free 7 day trial with an account created at the Line2 website. After the trial, service costs just $9.95/month for the basic plan with unlimited US/Canada calling and texting, or $99.50 for a one year pre-paid plan. Also available is the Line2 Pro plan, which comes with all of the features of Line2 plus an auto attendant, call screening, ability to route calls to multiple phones simultaneously, caller-specific call forwarding, after-hours settings, and Mac/PC-based calling for just $14.95/month or $149.50 per year. These plans are available through the Line2 website with credit card billing.

About Line2
Line2 is solving communication problems one app at a time. The company, headquartered in San Francisco, creates innovative communications services for professionals, with high-end features and world-class live customer support. Its flagship product, Line2, adds a second line to your smartphone to seamlessly manage «second selves» (multiple profiles such as work and personal lives) on one device. Its groundbreaking Line2 for iPad turns the tablet into a full-featured desktop phone.