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UKFast supports Wood Street Mission’s Appeal in providing happy memories to children in need this Christmas

MANCHESTER, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Local children’s charity Wood Street Mission aims to ensure that thousands of children in Manchester and Salford make many happy memories this Christmas. Set up in 1869 to alleviate the effects of poverty on local children … Read the full press release

TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin supports Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives campaign

EWELL, UK, 13-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin is all aboard Samaritans’ Small Talk Saves Lives campaign, letting commuters know they have all the experience they need to save a life. The campaign, launched by Samaritans in partnership with Network Rail, British … Read the full press release

Marks & Spencer launches new eco-shopping bag that helps prevent waste and reduce poverty in developing countries

Partnership with Plastic Bank prevents plastic pollution and reduces poverty in developing countries  LONDON, 07-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a new eco-shopping bag that helps prevent waste and reduce poverty among people living in Haiti and … Read the full press release

Deutsche Börse announces Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 finalists

Finalists are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel FRANKFURT, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 are Laia Abril, Susan Meiselas, Arwed Messmer and Mark Ruwedel. Now in its twenty-second year, … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank raised over £150,000 for charities supporting vulnerable women at Frieze London art fair

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank Wealth Management helped to raise over £150,000 for charities supporting vulnerable women at this month’s Frieze London art fair, with a ‘secret postcard sale’ organised by British artist Tracey Emin and her … Read the full press release

The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network shortlisted in the 2018 European Diversity Awards

BIRMINGHAM, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network has been shortlisted for Outstanding Employee Network in the 2018 European Diversity Awards (EDA). The University of Birmingham Rainbow Network provides a space for staff and PhD students who identify as … Read the full press release

The Ekopolis Foundation and SLOVNAFT announce the 13th annual grant program Green Oases with the motto of ‘Let us plant trees!’

BRATISLAVA, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Ekopolis Foundation in co-operation with the partner, SLOVNAFT, a.s., announces the 13th annual grant program Green Oases. The topic of this year’s annual environmental program is preserving our natural heritage and related tree planting. A sum of … Read the full press release

Vesteda and Dutch Society for the Protection of Birds partner to improve living environment for both people and birds

AMSTERDAM, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Residential real estate investor Vesteda and the Dutch Society for the protection of Birds (Vogelbescherming Nederland) today signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of improving the living environment for both people and birds. To … Read the full press release

Swatch provides visibility and support to young talents as it kicks off Swatch Cities project in Madrid

Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 24-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Creativity is a result of individual talent, but also of its environment. Young talents are the driving force of creativity, standing for diversity and equality. They challenge brands, and Swatch is a brand that likes … Read the full press release

EPP Group: European Commission and Member States need to ensure sufficient funding to streamline digital technologies into all aspects of development policy

EPP Group believes that digitalisation and technological innovation are strong drivers of sustainable development and inclusive growth BRUSSELS, 22-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “Digitalisation is a strong driver of development. Digital technologies and capabilities are crucial for alleviating poverty by improving … Read the full press release

Artworks images of The World’s Largest 21st Century Surrealist Art Exhibition

Coimbra House Culture in Portugal; Open at November 17 of 2018 COIMBRA, Portugal, 18-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — International Surrealism Now is the largest international surrealist exhibition in the World, presenting 112 of the world’s leading surrealism artists from 48 countries. … Read the full press release

Solidaridad announces the appointment of Rachel Wanyoike as new Managing Director, East and Central Africa

UTRETCH, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Solidaridad Network has appointed Rachel Wanyoike as the new Managing Director of Solidaridad East and Central Africa as of 1 October. Rachel Wanyoike will be taking over from the incumbent director Karugu Macharia, who has … Read the full press release

Nationwide Building Society joins charity St Mungo’s HomelessWise initiative

SWINDON, 12-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nationwide Building Society is today launching a practical partnership with homelessness charity St Mungo’s aimed at providing a consistent and compassionate response to people rough sleeping on the high street – and is urging other businesses … Read the full press release

University of Kent marks World Mental Health Day with a public event with author and comedian Isabel Losada

The University has organised a public event with author and comedian Isabel Losada on Friday 12 October as part of a series of events to mark World Mental Health Day. KENT, 11-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The event, entitled Life, Happiness and Everything, … Read the full press release

BASF supports international disaster relief activities in Sulawesi, Indonesia with €100,000 donation

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, 09-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF SE has decided to contribute €100,000 to relief efforts in Sulawesi in Indonesia. With funding from BASF, BASF Stiftung, a charitable foundation based in Germany, will support international disaster relief activities as immediate aid to … Read the full press release

NORMA Group presents its charitable project NORMA Clean Water at “Ulrich Wickert Award for Children’s Rights 2018”

NORMA Clean Water: Successful cooperation with Plan International recognized More than 18,000 school children benefit from the charitable initiative MAINTAL, 05-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, presented its NORMA Clean Water India project … Read the full press release

Iberdrola: Exhibition highlights the significant contribution made by the Spanish monarchy to the birth of the United States

It will remain open to the public until November 18 The show, which highlights the significant contribution made by the Spanish monarchy to the birth of the United States, is a continuation of the exhibition entitled ‘Recovered Memories. Spain, New … Read the full press release

New study reveals that hate speech is becoming the ‘new normal’ on social media

SOUTHAMPTON, 20-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As social media has experienced considerable exponential growth-rate over the past decade, sadly the same has occurred with online hate speech. Clear evidence of this picture is the fact that different international organisations, including the … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s Philosophy of Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood project nominated for a national award

SOUTHAMPTON, 19-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A major project led by the University of Southampton looking at the philosophy of pregnancy and early motherhood has been nominated for a national award. The Philosophy of Pregnancy, Birth and Early Motherhood project led by … Read the full press release

Deutsche Post DHL Group calls on employees worldwide to participate in the Group’s tenth Global Volunteer Day

From September 17 to September 30, Deutsche Post DHL Group will call on employees worldwide to participate in the Group’s tenth Global Volunteer Day.   After the first Volunteer Day was held in the Asia Pacific region in 2008, Global … Read the full press release

Capgemini’s World Quality Report 2018: customer experience is the top priority for quality assurance activities for the very first time

Capgemini’s World Quality Report 2018 shows that customer experience is the top priority for quality assurance activities for the very first time, with automation and AI set to accelerate in the coming years PARIS, 17-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —Capgemini and Sogeti today released the … Read the full press release

Warwick: Report recommends that seven dimensions of job quality should be monitored annually by the government

Professor Chris Warhurst, Director of Warwick University’s Institute for Employment Research (IER) has played a key role in developing a suite of measurements which would help the Government meet its aspiration that all work should be ‘good work,’ in quality … Read the full press release

Cloud technology brand UKFast to donate 5000 volunteering hours to the local community

MANCHESTER, 12-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The tech firm’s volunteering programme sees the UKFast team offered at least one day per year to volunteer for causes in the local community, led by UKFast’s new director of CSR Russell Feingold. Feingold said: “Having … Read the full press release

NORMA Group awarded Prime Status by ISS-oekom for above-average sustainability performance in the areas of environment, social affairs and governance

Above-average ecological and social performance NORMA Group among top ten percent worldwide Share qualifies as a sustainable investment MAINTAL, 04-Sep-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NORMA Group, a global market leader in engineered joining technology, has been awarded Prime Status by the rating … Read the full press release

SGS: Australia warns carers not to use convertible tricycles to transport children

The Australian ACCC has conducted a review of convertible tricycles. As a result, they warn carers not to use convertible tricycles to transport children, as they do not include important safety features required for the transportation of infants. GENEVA, 04-Sep-2018 … Read the full press release

Aviva research into UK’s school lunchboxes reveals that many packed lunches may contain significant amounts of hidden sugar and unhealthy treats

58% of parents believe lunches prepared at home are healthier than school dinners, but are they? 6.6 million (75%) UK schoolchildren tuck into a packed lunch each day. Parents believe lunches prepared at home are the healthier option but biscuits, … Read the full press release

Beetle Sunshine Tour to Wolfsburg 2018 starts on 8 September

Beetlemania: Autostadt in Wolfsburg provides the backdrop for the Beetle Sunshine Tour on 8 September New Beetle première 1998: Festival visitors celebrate the 20th birthday of lifestyle icon New Beetle Special Beetle convoy: Participants of the Beetle Sunshine Tour will … Read the full press release

Daimler’s mobility portfolio in the segment of Daimler Financial Services boast 24.4 million customers as of July 30, 2018

24.4 million customers (+64% compared to the previous year) use Daimler’s mobility services, such as car2go, mytaxi/Intelligent Apps* and moovel. Premium mobility provider Blacklane offers travellers at airports concierge transportation service. Daimler subsidiary moovel North America, Google Pay, TriMet and … Read the full press release

Audio recordings of the traditions of crofters, farm workers and fishermen, in English and Gaelic put online by the University of Glasgow

Tasglann èisteachd Gàidhlig/Beurla Oilthigh Ghlaschu ri fhaotainn saor ’s an-asgaidh GLASGOW, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Their songs and stories speak of a different time. Living memories passed down from parent to child over generations. Now audio recordings of the traditions of … Read the full press release

Philips on AI and adaptive intelligence in healthcare

AMSTERDAM, 31-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At a time when health systems and healthcare professionals are under more pressure than ever to do more with less, the promise of intelligent technology that can deliver life-changing insights from all our data is … Read the full press release