Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

PwC Global Chief Information Officer Sigal Zarmi named in the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards

LONDON, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sigal Zarmi, Global Chief Information Officer, PwC, has been named in the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards. The Premier 100 Technology Leadership awards honour individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through … Read the full press release

IVECO’s pioneering work in developing natural gas vehicles recognized with “NGV Global Industry Champion” award

As a part of the NGV GLOBAL 2017 conference, the natural gas vehicles association held an international gathering on March 22 to present a series of sector awards. IVECO received the “NGV Global Industry Champion” award recognizing the brand’s 20 … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial presents Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design

Through videos and images, the Company presents the Case IH and New Holland Agriculture Autonomous Tractor Concepts as part of the ‘Si Automatique?’(If automatics?) exhibition at the 10th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne in France. LONDON, 24-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The concept … Read the full press release

Inmarsat and Pivotel Satellite to provide Australia-wide smart device connectivity service even in the most remote locations

Users stay completely connected by adding a satellite service to their smartphone or tablet, even in the most remote locations LONDON, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) today launched a game-changing new service with Pivotel Satellite, Australia’s leading provider of mobile … Read the full press release

Inmarsat to migrate all ships managed by Hapag-Lloyd to services enabled for Fleet Xpress

LONDON, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) has signed a five-year contract with Hapag-Lloyd to migrate all ships directly managed by the shipping line to services enabled for Fleet Xpress. Hapag-Lloyd, the sixth largest container shipping operator in the world … Read the full press release

EY announces the appointment of Dennis Layton as Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services

LONDON, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY announces the appointment of Dennis Layton as EY Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services (PAS), effective 1 April 2017. Based in London, Layton will be responsible for driving the success of the EY PAS … Read the full press release

UK Workers Are Illegally Denied Access to Justice

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK workers are being illegally denied access to justice, according to Oxford academics in a forthcoming article in the journal, Modern Law Review. Their conclusions support an ongoing legal challenge to the employment tribunal fees regime, … Read the full press release

New Studies Show Death Not Feared by Religious and Atheists

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death. Notions of an afterlife are nearly universal, though there is great diversity in the details. Given this close association between religion and … Read the full press release

Researchers Study Best Approach to Teaching Quadratic Equations

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the next few months, video cameras will appear in secondary schools that have chosen to take part in a national study to observe maths lessons focused on quadratic equations. Researchers from the University of Oxford, … Read the full press release

Researchers Start New Clinical Trial for the Treatment of Genetic Blindness

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have started a new gene therapy clinical trial to treat X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), the most common cause of blindness in young people. Retinitis pigmentosa is currently untreatable and leads to a slow and irreversible … Read the full press release

Oxford Robotics Spin-out Wins Leading Innovation Award

OXFORD, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Spin-out prize reinforces Oxford’s growing position as an innovation powerhouse. Oxford University spin-out Oxbotica has been crowned the winner in the smaller company category at this year’s Boldness in Business Awards. Run in collaboration with the … Read the full press release

GKN’s Scalable AWD Disconnect System Featured in the All-New Jeep® Compass

WORCESTERSHIRE , 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GKN Driveline continues to win new orders for its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system developed for small to medium-sized vehicles. GKN’s scalable system is featured in the all-new 2017 Jeep® Compass, a global compact … Read the full press release

University of Kent to Hold Free Lecture on “Lessons of Referendums” for the Public

KENT, 22-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Hosted by the University’s Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC), the 2017 John Burton Annual Lecture will address the lessons to be learned from other countries’ experience of referendums. The lecture, entitled ‘How to Win and Lose … Read the full press release

Vodafone India and Idea Merge to Create India’s Largest Telecoms operator

LONDON, UK / MUMBAI, India, 21-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone to combine its subsidiary Vodafone India (excluding its 42% stake in Indus Towers) with Idea, which is listed on the Indian Stock Exchanges. Highly complementary combination will create India’s largest … Read the full press release

Regulations Called For Data-sharing Arrangements Between NHS and Google DeepMind

A study of a deal which has allowed Google DeepMind access to millions of healthcare records argues that more needs to be done to regulate such agreements between public sector bodies and private technology firms. CAMBRIDG, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Access to Nature Needs to Be Included in Measures of Poverty and Well-Being

CAMBRIDGE, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge’s Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these … Read the full press release

BBC Names Glasgow Lecturer a New Generation Thinker

GLASGOW, 20-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Glasgow academic Dr Alistair Fraser has today been named as a New Generation Thinker by the BBC. Dr Fraser, a criminologist at the University of Glasgow, whose expertise focuses on youth culture and street … Read the full press release

BAE Systems awarded $42.9 million contract for the modernization of the USS Vicksburg missile cruiser

Farnborough, United Kingdom, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $42.9 million contract for the modernization of the USS Vicksburg (CG 69), a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser. The value of the competitively awarded contract could … Read the full press release

Aviva: UK employees are more motivated by amount of holiday allowance and flexible working hours than workplace pension contributions

Holiday allowance (46%) and flexible working hours (33%) are seen as more desirable than pension contributions (24%) by UK employees Under-35s value free on-site car parking (14%) as much as health insurance (15%) or pension contributions from employers (15%) Over-35s … Read the full press release

HSBC Holdings plc announces the appointment of Mark Tucker as Group Chairman

LONDON, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — HSBC Holdings plc announces the appointment of Mark Tucker as a director and Group Chairman Designate from 1 September 2017. Mr. Tucker will take over as non-executive Group Chairman on 1 October. Mr Tucker is … Read the full press release

NFU welcomes ECHA’s Conclusions on Glyphosate’s Safety

Warwickshire, England, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NFU has today welcomed the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) which say the scientific evidence ‘did not meet the criteria to classify glyphosate as a carcinogen, as a mutagen or as toxic … Read the full press release

BroadSource Launches EMU SaaS in Europe

An array of ‘every day use cases’ to better manage BroadWorks ™ powered Cloud UC platforms LONDON, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BroadSource Europe Ltd, a specialist global software development and telecommunications engineering company, today announced the launch of EMU SaaS … Read the full press release

Medical Student Praised For Aiding Car Crash Victims

A University of Aberdeen medical student has been praised by fire and police services for rushing to the aid of victims of a car crash. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Joshua Michie, who is also a volunteer Special Constable with Police … Read the full press release

Aberdeen to Recognise Acclaimed “Father of Modern Physics”

A University of Aberdeen scientist who made huge advances in molecular physics, laid the foundations for many of today’s communications technologies and presented the first colour photograph to the world will be recognised by the City. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Archaeologists Aim to Uncover Aberdeen’s Architectural Heritage With New Funding

Archaeologists are aiming to uncover a lost piece of Aberdeen’s architectural heritage – with help from National Lottery players, members of the public and school children. ABERDEEN, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have been awarded £10,000 … Read the full press release

Islamophobia Makes Young Muslims Anxious To Engage in Politics

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Muslims could play a much bigger role in politics in Scotland but many are put off engaging too visibly because of Islamophobia, according to new research. Actively engaged in politics A study carried out … Read the full press release

Rubbish Takes Centre Stage in Art Installation

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new art installation on Newcastle University’s campus takes rubbish and puts it centre stage. Academic waste Helena Lacey has gathered the things thrown away at the University and has turned them into the artwork … Read the full press release

Survival of Bumblebee Families Linked to Flower-rich Habitats

New research involving UEA has revealed for the first time that flower-rich habitats are key to enhancing the survival of bumblebee families between years. Norwich, England, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results, which come from the largest ever study of its … Read the full press release

EY welcomes Josh Lewsey as its EY Asia-Pacific Financial Services Office People Advisory Services Leader

HONG KONG, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY announces the appointment of Josh Lewsey as EY Asia-Pacific (APAC) Financial Services Office (FSO) People Advisory Services (PAS) Leader. Based in Hong Kong, Lewsey will build teams specifically focused on providing change management assistance … Read the full press release

EBRD gives an overview of its climate resilience investment activities

LONDON, 15-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The world is changing – 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row. In the same year, carbon dioxide levels officially passed the symbolic 400 ppm … Read the full press release