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COVID-19: FareShare, Co-op create new charity TV ad to boost donation scheme to feed the nation

Co-op donates Easter TV advertising campaign airtime worth £2.5 million to fight hunger by promoting the work of charity FareShare MANCHESTER, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (Thursday 9th April) Co-op has announced a major multi-million-pound boost to feed the nation … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Hydro donates NOK 500.000 to UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children Emergency Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hydro supports the most vulnerable affected by COVID-19 by donating NOK 500.000 to UNICEF’s emergency fund, Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC). Furthermore, Hydro is supporting hospitals, medical centers and health organizations at the … Read the full press release

Czech Republic: Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

Atos supercomputers Anselm and Barbora made available to researchers in support of their fight against COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) PRAGUE, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading digital transformation company Atos SE announced it has made two supercomputers at IT4Innovations, the national supercomputing center at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, available to researchers and businesses conducting research that is … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Ricoh 3D to produce 40,000 face shields per week for NHS medical workers

The first prototype was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours thanks to 3D printing technology and the strength of Ricoh’s supplier network

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Europe PLC, part of Japanese multinational document management solutions, electronics and IT services company Ricoh Group, announced it will support NHS medical workers in their fight with COVID-19 with 40,000 face shields … Read the full press release

COVID-19: ABB and employees support the International Committee of the Red Cross relief efforts

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 7-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB partners with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as part of its ongoing measures to support COVID-19 relief efforts. ICRC, an international humanitarian organization with Swiss roots, specializes in providing … Read the full press release

BT Covid-19 update: broadband, mobile perform strongly; no job losses; CEO donates his salary

BT Covid-19 update: broadband, mobile perform strongly; no job losses; CEO donates his salary

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — British telecom giant, BT has released its Covid-19 statement. During unprecedented connectivity demand across the country BT’s fixed broadband network, which is the nation’s communications backbone, and EE – UK’s number one mobile network, … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Hydro supports construction and maintenance of four new field hospitals in Brazil

(PRESS RELEASE) OSLO, 3-Apr-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Hydro donates BRL 5 million to support construction and maintenance of the new field hospitals as part of emergency measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The four new hospitals will create 720 … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Restaurants and cafés at CapMan’s fully owned premises in Finland relieved from paying rent

COVID-19: Restaurants and cafés at CapMan’s fully owned premises in Finland relieved from payment rent

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Real estate investor active across the Nordic region CapMan Real Estate announced it will relieve the restaurant and café tenants at premises from its portfolio from paying rent for 2 months due to … Read the full press release

COVID-19: UK start-up Lanterne to launch free app to help observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively

(PRESS RELEASE) SWINDON, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) announces that UK start-up company Lanterne, has developed, and will soon launch, a free app that will help us observe ‘social distancing’ more effectively in our collective … Read the full press release

Dr. Paula Bialski appointed Associated Professor of Sociology and digitalisation at University of St. Gallen

(PRESS RELEASE) ST. GALLEN, Switzerland, 1-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of St. Gallen announces the appointment of Prof. Dr. Paula Bialski as Associated Professor of Sociology and digitalisation from 1 April 2020. Prof. Dr. Paula Bialski, born on 16 April … Read the full press release

Philips sponsors the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Philips announces its support to the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)’s upcoming COVID-19 marathon webinar by sponsoring the event. The webinar is designed to strengthen the efforts of the international community … Read the full press release

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

COVID-19: 3D printed connector helps convert full-face snorkel mask into reusable face mask for healthcare workers

(PRESS RELEASE) DELFT, The Netherlands, 27-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The massive COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in worldwide shortage of personal protective materials for medical personnel around the world. In an effort to address this protective mask shortage, researchers at Delft’s … Read the full press release

COVID-19: thyssenkrupp and IG Metall roll out an immediate “Corona crisis package”

COVID-19: thyssenkrupp and IG Metall roll out an immediate "Corona crisis package"

(PRESS RELEASE) ESSEN, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Industrial company thyssenkrupp and Germany’s metalworkers union IG Metall announced they will roll out an immediate “Corona crisis package” to deal with the pandemic. Second, the companies have reached an agreement to implement … Read the full press release

Real estate investment firm Wereldhave commits to align its Full Service Centers with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement

Real estate investment firm Wereldhave commits to align its Full Service Centers with the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement

The RE firm will establish a 2°C roadmap for its Full Service Centers aimed at reducing carbon emissions (PRESS RELEASE) SCHIPHOL, 13-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Real estate investment firm Wereldhave active in the Netherlands, Belgium and France said it will … Read the full press release

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire

Kaichu Jiaozun, un saint gourou bouddhiste âgé de 88 ans, dont le poids corporel se situe entre 80 et 85 kg, a soulevé un pilon Vajra de 90 kg sur la plate-forme avec la main droite

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire. La force physique et sacrée d’une personne sacrée dépasse de loin celle des hommes les plus forts du monde Le vrai dharma … Read the full press release

Shaista Gohir OBE appointed as Women’s Voices Lead for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 18-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists announces the appointment of Shaista Gohir OBE as the next Women’s Voices Lead. Shaista will succeed Kate Brian, who has held the position since 2016. She will … Read the full press release

Energy Hub for Generali workers’ physical, mental wellness

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 30-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance company, Generali, revitalizes the energy of its employees by launching ‘Energy Hub’ project for them to promote a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. The Energy Hub, located in the Generali Tower in Milan, … Read the full press release

Bayer supports the fight against coronavirus in China with medicines and financial aid

(PRESS RELEASE) LEVERKUSEN, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Bayer is supporting people affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. The pharmaceutical company is contributing medicines and financial help worth of approximately EUR 1.5 million. The donations will be sent to … Read the full press release

WEF / Accenture: the era of stakeholder capitalism – study

WEF / Accenture: the era of stakeholder capitalism - study

Stronger financial performance thanks to stakeholder-centric leadership A new model of responsible leadership: mission, innovation and inclusion (PRESS RELEASE) DAVOS, 20-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum in partnership with Accenture have unveiled their new study called Seeking New … Read the full press release

EURid announces winners of its SAFEonLINE Art Competition

(PRESS RELEASE) DIEGEM, Belgium, 10-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EURid announces winners of its SAFEonLINE Art Competition. The competition was launched last October 2019 by the .eu domain name registry and was open to secondary schools students across Slovakia and the … Read the full press release

FIGO welcomes new Chief Executive Prof Mary Ann Lumsden

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 07-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — FIGO (International Federation Gynecology and Obstetrics) announces the appointment of Prof Mary Ann Lumsden as Chief Executive. Prof Lumsden is the Clinical Lead for Reproductive and Maternal Medicine and also, a Consultant Obstetrician … Read the full press release

Solidaridad and Aunexum invest in mercury-free gold mining in Ghana and Tanzania

(PRESS RELEASE) UTRECHT, Netherlands, 2-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Solidaridad announces cooperation with Dutch-based gold company Aunexum Precious Metals Group on artisanal and small-scale (ASM) gold mining. The investment will look into suitable methods for mercury-free gold mining in Ghana and … Read the full press release

MEP Olekas is elected Chairman of the Euronest PA Social Affairs Committee

At the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly session in Tbilisi on 8 and 10 December, Juozas Olekas, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), was elected Chairman of the Committee on Social Affairs, Employment, Education, Culture and Civil Society. (PRESS RELEASE) BRUSSELS, 10-Dec-2019 … Read the full press release

Menschenrechtsverletzungen durch Zwangskonvertierungen – Ein internationales Problem

Zentrum für Studien über neue Religionen

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 9-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Am 29. November fand ein Seminar unter dem Titel “Intoleranz und Diskriminierung gegenüber neu-religiösen Bewegungen: Ein internationales Problem” statt. Die Veranstalter waren das “Zentrum für Studien über neue Religionen” (CESNUR) aus Italien und … Read the full press release

100,000 Graduation Ceremony of Shincheonji Theology Center Held over 112 countries

100,000 Graduation Ceremony of Shincheonji Theology Center Held over 112 countries

(PRESS RELEASE) SEOUL, South Korea, 26-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Shincheonji, Church of Jesus, The temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony hosted the ‘100,000 Graduation Ceremony’ on November 10, where 103,764 people were simultaneously registered as congregation members. The ceremony … Read the full press release

AkzoNobel and Plan International Netherlands celebrate 25th anniversary of joint Education Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 20-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — This Universal Children’s Day, AkzoNobel and Plan International Netherlands mark their 25th anniversary of improving education for young people through their joint Education Fund. The partnership started with education for children in developing … Read the full press release

Flexitarian? Burger King and Unilever launch plant-based Rebel Whopper powered by The Vegetarian Butcher

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON/ROTTERDAM, 12-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Vegetarian Butcher teams up with Burger King brand to launch the plant-based Rebel Whopper. The new Rebel Whopper powered by The Vegetarian Butcher is being launched simultaneously in over 2,500 Burger King … Read the full press release

The Advanced Management Programme created by INSEAD and Fundação Dom Cabral celebrates its 30th anniversary

(PRESS RELEASE) MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 16-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Advanced Management Programme (PGA), a unique business education model established in 1989 by two of the world’s top business schools INSEAD and Fundação Dom Cabral, is turning 30 this … Read the full press release

European Psychiatric Association Statement for World Mental Health Day: 10 October 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) STRASBOURG, 9-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of this year’s World Mental Health Day, in addition to the key messages delivered on 10 September, the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and its National Psychiatric Associations (NPAs) join the … Read the full press release

Iberdrola identified as one of the most highly-engaged participants during the UN Global Compact Leaders Week in New York

Ignacio Galán in New York

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK,  23-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Iberdrola‘s ongoing commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles for responsible business has today been recognized as the company has been named as a Global Compact LEAD participant. Iberdrola was … Read the full press release