Nine ski centres open in Liège and Luxembourg

Nine ski centres open in Liège and Luxembourg

Nine ski centres in the provinces of Liège and Luxembourg are open this week thanks to heavy snowfall in the past few hours. A layer of about 20 centimetres of snow was recorded in various centres. The centres include Signal de Botrange, Baraque Michel, Maison du Parc – Botrange and Mont Spinette in the Hautes Fagnes, along with Manderfeld, Losheimergraben and Rocherath (Eifel Ski Centrum). The Thier des Rexhons resort was scheduled to open at midday, with only the cross-country ski and toboggan runs accessible to the public. The alpine…

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Brussels data company Collibra is worth more than one billion dollars

Brussels data company Collibra is worth more than one billion dollars

Brussels-based data processing company Collibra has raised $100 million in investment from the American company CapitalG, the investment arm of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. The injection brings Collibra’s value to over $1 billion, granting the company the mythical status of “unicorn” – much sought after but seldom seen. Collibra, set up in 2008, is a spin-off from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). It describes its own function thus: “Premier organizations across the globe in industries including financial services, retail, healthcare, telco, manufacturing, technology, government, and others use…

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