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Sir Tony Robinson and composer Professor Paul Mealor will raise funds for cancer and dementia research at the University of Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, 09-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Actor and presenter Sir Tony Robinson has joined forces with renowned composer Professor Paul Mealor to create a Christmas concert that will raise funds for cancer and dementia research at the University of Aberdeen. The fourth … Read the full press release

Stagecoach Group supports the Royal British Legion’s 2017 Poppy Appeal

 Decorative poppies fitted to Stagecoach buses  Poppies to be displayed on all megabus.com vehicles across the UK  PERTH, Scotland, 07-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stagecoach Group’s bus and rail companies are helping to support the Royal British Legion’s 2017 Poppy Appeal. During … Read the full press release

Public event on mental health and the media at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November

Free public event at University of Leicester on 21 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mental health issues and their depiction on film and TV will be discussed at a public event at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 21 November. … Read the full press release

Free public lecture on Jewish survivors of the Holocaust at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 7 November

Annual Aubrey Newman Lecture at the University of Leicester to take place on Tuesday 7 November LEICESTER, 06-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Jewish survivors of the Holocaust and their rescuers are the focus of a free public lecture taking place at the … Read the full press release

Conference debating misogyny and gender hate online at University of Sussex

BRIGHTON, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Experts are gathering at the University of Sussex this week for a two-day conference debating misogyny and gender hate online. María Rún Bjarnadóttir, Doctoral Researcher in Law at the University of Sussex, says: “Misogynistic speech is not a … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council partnership sees more students contributing to their local community

NOTTINGHAM, 01-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From roads and rail to Robin Hood energy, students and graduates are lending a fresh perspective to Nottingham’s public policy. The growth of a partnership with Nottingham City Council has seen more students contributing to … Read the full press release

Jan De Nul NV employees in Aalst donated blood to the Red Cross

Aalst, Belgium, 26-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — No less than 100 Jan De Nul NV employees in Aalst donated blood to the Red Cross. This is the third consecutive year Jan De Nul organises the blood donation drive and renews its … Read the full press release

Vulnerabilities in popular dating apps discovered by Kaspersky Lab

MOSCOW, 25-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities contained in popular dating apps which have the potential to result in various negative consequences for users: from simply identifying a particular person, to unsecured data transmissions and the … Read the full press release

QIAGEN Ergebnisse einer neuen Evaluierung im Bereich der Frauengesundheit die hohe Genauigkeit seiner Bioinformatik-Lösungen untermauern

Ergebnisse der Evaluierung der QCI-Plattform zur Interpretation klinisch relevanter Genvarianten werden auf der ASHG 2017 von Counsyl vorgestellt Orlando, Florida (USA), Germantown, Maryland (USA), und Hilden (Deutschland), 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurter Börse: QIA) gab heute bekannt, … Read the full press release

Gesellschaftliche Themen unserer Zeit – öffentliche Vorlesungsreihe der Universität Konstanz

Konstanz, Germany, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Was macht Stress mit unserem Gehirn? Welche Rolle spielen Tiere in der Philosophie? Zeigt die Geschichte Muster, die eine Prognose der Zukunft erlauben? Antworten zu diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen gibt das Studium Generale, die … Read the full press release

Co-op Funeralcare in Southport to support members through the loss of a loved one

MANCHESTER, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op Funeralcare in Southport has launched bereavement group, ‘Friends Together’, aimed to support members of the local community through the loss of a loved one. Co-op’s ‘Friends Together’ monthly lunch was introduced by Estate Planning Lead, Debbie … Read the full press release

Co-op research: one in five Brits unaware of modern slavery in UK

• Over a third (35%) of Brits don’t think modern slavery exists where they live • More than two thirds (68%) of Brits admit they simply wouldn’t know what signs to look for, when looking for evidence of modern slavery … Read the full press release

Survey on diversity and coexistence in Switzerland – Federal Statistical Office

Attitudes of the Swiss population: between openness and distance towards certain population groups Neuchâtel, 12-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016, 36% of the population said they might feel uncomfortable in the presence of people perceived to be different, due to, for … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Honorary Research Fellow Richard Moyes awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anti-nuclear campaigners, including a University of Exeter academic, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The work of Richard Moyes and other members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was honoured because … Read the full press release

UK and Brazil experts: ancient South Americans domesticated wild rice 4,000 years ago

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have discovered. Experts from the UK and Brazil have found the … Read the full press release

Generali Group announces the global launch of The Human Safety Net

The Procuratie Vecchie, Generali’s historic home in Venice, will open its doors following restoration by world-renowned architect David Chipperfield to become the hub of The Human Safety Net. A global movement connecting communities around the world to create a net … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank early adopter of UN Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people

Frankfurt am Main,  04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has become one of the first companies to adopt the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. The United … Read the full press release

Oxford University: Violent football fans and radicals are motivated by shared experience

Subheading: Violent football fans and radicals are motivated by shared experience, new research suggests OXFORD, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Football has long been tarnished by outbreaks of fan violence. Although media headlines often link the behaviour to ‘hooliganism’, the activity could … Read the full press release

Swisscom: More than one million Mobile ID capable SIM cards already in use in Swiss mobile phones

BERNE, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With Mobile ID and a smartphone, everyone can log in simply and securely to various online platforms, no matter whether this is an online banking site, web shop or company VPN. In addition to Swisscom and … Read the full press release

University College London: New app to play a key part in predicting how a flu pandemic spreads across the country

LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) is involved in a new project which aims to better understand how pandemics, such as flu, can spread across the country. Researchers will collect data about how … Read the full press release

GFK Healthcare study supported by Bayer polled adolescents on their attitudes toward sexuality and contraception

Not intended for U.S. and UK Media – GFK Healthcare study on ‘Youth and Contraception’ marks World Contraception Day 2017 Number of unplanned pregnancies remains high globally / Study supported by Bayer shows that adolescents want to be addressed as … Read the full press release

Lobbying by University of Liverpool’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) leads to amendments seeking to protect children post Brexit

LIVERPOOL, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amendments to the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill that aim to protect children post Brexit have been tabled by a Labour MP, following lobbying by the University’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) in collaboration with leading children’s charities, The Children’s … Read the full press release

What is the future of criminal justice and human rights lecture at University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September

Free public lecture celebrating 30th anniversary of University of Leicester’s Department of Criminology taking place on Wednesday 27 September LEICESTER, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect … Read the full press release

Records of 90,000 British convicts uncovered in free history website

BRIGHTON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource. The Digital Panopticon website draws on over four million … Read the full press release

University of Dundee: Smoking and diabetes are leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD)

research also points to diabetes as cause of disease that can lead to limb amputation DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can … Read the full press release

Kenyan orphans will get taste of life at University of Dundee

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 22 Kenyan orphans will get a taste of life at University and take to the stage this week as they continue their singing tour of the United Kingdom at the University of Dundee. The ‘Singing Children … Read the full press release

University of Dundee academics to explore links between local environment and emotional wellbeing

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes … Read the full press release

MEPs to evaluate “search and rescue” operations in the Mediterranean

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A Civil Liberties Committee delegation will be in Tunisia from 18 to 22 September to assess cooperation in migration management between the EU and countries in the region. MEPs will evaluate “search and rescue” operations … Read the full press release

Philips to improve the lives of 300 million people a year by 2025

Philips makes extended commitment to improve the lives of 300 million people in underserved healthcare communities by 2025 Amsterdam, the Netherlands  and New York, U.S.A., 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, is … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham UK Professor Chris Rudd awarded the Camellia award by Ningbo Municipal Government

NOTTINGHAM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has been recognised for his contribution to the development of Ningbo. Professor Chris Rudd, who is also a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham UK, … Read the full press release