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Virgin Media in search for Covid-19 pandemic’s unsung heroes of Northern Ireland

People in Northern Ireland have the power to nominate a ‘Local Legend’ – someone who has gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic The nation’s hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore, will join TV presenter Konnie Huq and others to … Read the full press release

Samaritans Cymru new report calls for more accessible mental health support and therapies for people who self-harm

Last year Samaritans’ 24-hour helpline discussed self-harm with callers over 272,000 times – or once every two minutes. There are approximately 5,500 admissions for self-harm in Wales each year. However, as most people who harm themselves do not attend health … Read the full press release

M&S formally supports Call to Action on human rights abuses to help drive meaningful change in the Uyghur Region

Additionally, the retailer remains committed to offering customers 100% sustainably sourced cotton (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 6-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British multinational retailer M&S announces that it has signed the Call to Action on human rights abuses: Brand Commitment to Exit … Read the full press release

Experts demand for more transparency for medical treatment of politicians

(PRESS RELEASE) RIGA, 29-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — German Charite Medical Center once again is in the limelight of international attention: on December 17 the popular mayor of Kharkov (Ukraine), Gennady Kernes, passed away at the well known hospital after a … Read the full press release

ABB announces donation and renewed commitment to the World Childhood Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB supports the work of the World Childhood Foundation during times when many children across the world are particularly at risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABB donates around 1 million … Read the full press release

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California As MiRA’s New Features Revealed

Laureti Announces Production Facility in Southern California

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 11-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Passenger-centric mobility pioneer, Laureti, has announced that the car volumes dedicated for North America will be made in the United States. Laureti chief Marcus Paleti said that the company is seriously considering the … Read the full press release

Southampton Professor Matt Westmore named new Chief Executive of Health Research Authority (HRA)

(PRESS RELEASE) SOUTHAMPTON, 8-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Southampton announces the appointment of Professor Matt Westmore from its Faculty of Medicine as Chief Executive of the Health Research Authority (HRA). The HRA is one of a number of bodies … Read the full press release

University of Dundee announces winners of its Enterprise Challenge

(PRESS RELEASE) DUNDEE, 7-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee honours some of the best business brains in its campus as the winners of its Enterprise Challenge, a bi-annual competition by an external judging panel of business experts. The University … Read the full press release

Virgin Media and Scope #WorkWithMe community grows as more inclusive employers joins campaign to address UK’s disability employment crisis

100+ businesses have committed to becoming a more inclusive employer of disabled people including Deloitte, Ford and Unilever More businesses urged to join the #WorkWithMe forum to support disabled people More than a million disabled jobseekers have accessed key employment … Read the full press release

The BMW Group honours employees for their outstanding social commitment

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 1-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — This year the BMW Group presented The BMW Group Awards for Social Commitment to five employees, two of whom received special awards from the Vera and Volker Doppelfeld Foundation. The award-winners come from … Read the full press release

University of Exeter psychologist suggests keeping the magic of Santa alive for children this Covid Christmas of 2020

Don’t let children catch you putting the presents out this Christmas International survey of over 4000 adults discloses the ways they learned the truth about Santa – and many found out after clumsy parents tripped up on Christmas Eve  Parents … Read the full press release

Social distancing: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) assists the railway manager ProRail with the analysis of crowds behavior and dynamics

(PRESS RELEASE) EINDHOVEN, 24-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Eindhoven University of Technology, a research university specialized in engineering science & technology, has announced it is collaborating with the authority that runs the Dutch rail infrastructure ProRail to anonymously measure crowd dynamics … Read the full press release

Cebr’s study for FairFuel UK: forcing people to use electric vehicles would make car ownership unaffordable for the poorest

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), one of the UK’s leading economics consultancies, has released its commentary on UK Gov’s green agenda which has started to emerge in a series of … Read the full press release

The Bentley Collection introduces a range of exquisite festive gifts

The Bentley Collection presents a range of exquisite festive gifts to satisfy every wishlist Stylish and luxuriant Bentley branded accessories for men, women,  children and the home Also includes selection of gifts for golfers, motorsport aficionados and Bentley enthusiasts Exciting … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered and CDC Group ramp up their trade finance programme to help business sectors impacted by COVID-19 across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered (LON: STAN), a leading international banking group, and CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, have announced an additional US$100 million commitment to their existing master risk participation agreement. … Read the full press release

Inclusive recovery: Ricoh to endorse Business for Inclusive Growth’s (B4IG) roadmap

(PRESS RELEASE) TOKYO, Japan, 13-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh Europe PLC, part of The Ricoh Company, a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, has announced the Ricoh’s endorsement of Business for Inclusive Growth’s (B4IG) roadmap calling for businesses and governments … Read the full press release

Inmarsat’s Passenger Confidence Tracker: Over 80 percent of airline passengers unlikely to return to their previous travel routines post COVID-19

Inmarsat’s ‘Passenger Confidence Tracker’ is the largest global survey since the pandemic began, revealing attitudes of almost 10,000 airline passengers Eight in ten air passengers say their travel habits will change as a result of COVID-19, with 41 per cent … Read the full press release

DHL Global Forwarding’s diversity initiative honored by Gold Stevie Awards in four categories

Success for the company’s “Women at DHL Global Forwarding” initiative: take home four gold awards in a field of more than 1,500 participants The awards make DHL Global Forwarding the world’s first freight forwarder winning such a number of Gold … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse clients now with access to The Conduit Connect’s impact investment opportunities

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 23-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced a new partnership with The Conduit Connect, a London-based club focused on driving positive social change, aimed at matching … Read the full press release

Henkel to advocate female entrepreneurship through its ideation hackathon

DÜSSELDORF, 19-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel’s open innovation and collaboration platform, Henkel dx Ventures, is getting geared up to host its second Xathon, a female ideation hackathon. Xathon by Henkel dx Ventures will bring together 60 female tech talents on … Read the full press release

LAURETI DEVELOPS THE WORLD’S FIRST MOBILITY OPERATING SYSTEM

(PRESS RELEASE)LONDON, 19-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Laureti, a pioneering mobility technology company, reveals MiRA.OS– a first-of-its kind mobility operating system designed to deliver a dedicated passenger-centric experience. The central rationale of the operating system supports passenger wellness, productivity and connectivity—in … Read the full press release

UniCredit to support social entrepreneurship through its sponsorship in Finance 4 Social Change

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 16-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit announces its participation in the Finance 4 Social Change (F4SC) project as the Main Partner.Through UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking (SIB) programme and in line with the Bank’s strong commitment to building a … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool leads new global project on understanding the effects of COVID-19 on the brain

(PRESS RELEASE) LIVERPOOL, 16-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — A new global project has been established to better understand how and why COVID-19 affects the brain. The COVID-Neuro Global programme, led by the University of Liverpool in cooperation with five leading research … Read the full press release

UK, US, Ireland, Mexico and Spain study finds correlation between COVID-19 conspiracies and hesitancy towards vaccination

(PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, 14-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Cambridge, the 2nd-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s fourth-oldest surviving university, has announced the release of an international study on popular COVID-19 conspiracies and how they are linked … Read the full press release

University of Exeter study: experiencing nature in virtual reality can positively impact your wellbeing amid isolation

(PRESS RELEASE) EXETER, 14-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Exeter, a public research university, has announced the release of its new study, also published today in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, on how watching nature on TV can boost your … Read the full press release

UZH: leather balls discovered in northwest China now the oldest known balls in Eurasia

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 12-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Zurich, together with German and Chinese peers have announced they have investigated ancient leather balls discovered in the graves of horse riders in northwest China, near the city … Read the full press release

World Payments Report 2020: compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% expected for global non-cash transactions for 2019-2023

A recipe of increased payment volume consumer behavior shifts, and greater risk create a new landscape for payments (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 6-Oct-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini (EPA: CAP), a French multinational global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, has … Read the full press release

Wayout’s advanced water purification system to be deployed in East Africa will rely on Telenor Connexion’s IoT connectivity powered by Ericsson IoT Accelerator

Powered by Ericsson IoT Accelerator, Telenor Connexion provides global connectivity to Wayout’s sustainable micro-factories Telenor Connexion to deliver cellular IoT connectivity management services, SIM cards and agreements with local operators Ericsson IoT Accelerator enables cost-efficient IoT connectivity management and operations … Read the full press release

Study: how urban landscapes of tomorrow can achieve environmental sustainability, social inclusion and economic competitiveness

Enel is strongly committed to circular cities with several projects worldwide, mainly in the domains of electric mobility, storage, renewables, energy efficiency, smart grids, public lighting, building management (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 25-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel (BIT: ENEL), an Italian … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse study: pension situation in Switzerland likely to deteriorate considerably in the future without far-reaching reforms

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 22-Sep-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse (SWX: CSGN), a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has released its study on retirement provision in Switzerland showing that the path to early retirement is becoming more difficult. … Read the full press release