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Sodexo and the University of Ottawa Make Sense of Seniors' Quality of Life
LONDON: Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, and the University of Ottawa Life Research Institute today released the first comprehensive study of how the five senses impact quality of life for those living in long-term care communities. Read Full Story

SportyFi - Decentralized Sports Investment Start-up Endorsed by Soccer Superstar Roberto Carlos
LONDON: UK-based SportyFi will disrupt the sports financing market by setting up a blockchain-based platform for fans and small investors. This will give up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to overcome the final hurdle before their career takes off. To set up the platform, SportyFi will launch the SPF Token Crowdsale on November 14th, 2017, with a hard cap of USD 16 million. Read Full Story

NPL Welcomes the Clean Growth Strategy to Tackle Decarbonisation and Grow the UK Economy
LONDON: The UK Government has unveiled its Clean Growth Strategy today, which sets out how the UK will stimulate economic growth while reducing carbon emissions over the 2020s, meet its 2032 carbon budget of a 57pc reduction on 1990 levels, and stay on track for its 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80pc on 1990 levels. Read Full Story

North American Visitors Drive Record Tourism in London
LONDON: A sharp increase in the number of visitors from the US and North America is driving record tourism numbers across London according to London and Partners, the Mayor's official promotional agency. Read Full Story

Canada and the United Kingdom announce a global alliance on coal phase-out
LONDON, United Kingdom: Following a successful meeting between Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United Kingdom's Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry, the Ministers issued the following joint statement: Read Full Story

One dead, two injured in knife attack outside London Tube station
London [United Kingdom], October 17 : A man was killed, while two others were injured in a knife attack at Parsons Green in London on Monday. Read Full Story

UK's #1 App Builder, Appy Pie Launches Progressive Web Apps
LONDON: Terming Progressive Web Apps as 'The Next Big Thing Happening to Mobile,' Appy Pie on Tuesday announced the launch of Progressive Web App Builder that's integrated into its existing App Builder Platform. So while creating an app for different OS like Android, Windows or blackberry, Appy Pie's user will be able to create and deploy a PWA app for her as well. Read Full Story

Indian envoy pays respects to Guru Granth Sahib in Birmingham
Birmingham [United Kingdom], Oct.16 : India's High Commissioner to the UK, Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, paid his respects to the Guru Granth Sahib at the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha in Birmingham as part of the year-long 350th birth anniversary celebrations of the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Read Full Story

One arrested for stabbing woman to death in Birmingham
Birmingham [England] Oct. 16 : A 46-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing a woman on Sunday. Read Full Story

System Pavers Earns Spot on Remodeling Magazine's Big50 List
SANTA ANA, Calif: System Pavers has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies that have set exceptionally high standards for professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, craftsmanship, and impact in their community or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, often growing, companies of various sizes that have taken the lead in raising industry standards. Read Full Story

IGT Receives Responsible Gaming Certification for Its Global Gaming Operations
LONDON: International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) is the first gaming supplier to achieve responsible gaming accreditation for its land-based casino and lottery segments from the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4). Read Full Story

One in 10 Brits Think Homeless People are Beyond Help According to New End Youth Homelessness Survey
LONDON: Almost one in five Brits (17pc ) admitted they did not know the best way to help homeless people and shockingly one in 10 (8pc ) of those surveyed said they do not think there is a way to help homeless people at all, according to new survey released. Read Full Story

Telit Bluetooth Module Selected for 270 Vision BPMpro Sensor
LONDON: Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that 270 Vision Limited, a UK-based product design and development company, selected Telit's BlueMod+SR Bluetooth module for the company's BPMpro Mark 2 sensor for remote, precision measurement of patient Range of Motion (ROM). Read Full Story

Student Loans: Nicky Morgan to lead inquiry
London [UK] Oct. 14 : United Kingdom's former education secretary Nicky Morgan has been appointed to lead an inquiry into the rising costs of the student loans system in England and its possible replacement by a graduate tax. Read Full Story

GDPR: The New Legislation That Could Cost You Your Next Job - and a 30pc Pay Rise
LONDON: Senior executives are jeopardising their future career prospects due to a widespread lack of awareness that new European data privacy laws could affect them wherever they are in the world. Read Full Story

UK reiterates support to the fight against Boko Haram
LONDON: UK Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Lancaster visited Nigeria this week, marking the strong Defence relationship between the two nations. Read Full Story

The Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA) Named as a Winner in the Global Brands Magazine Awards, UK
LONDON: The Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA) was chosen as the Most Innovative Banking Brand, Hong Kong in the Global Brands Magazine Awards. The awards were established to recognise excellence in performance across industries, and this year, BEA took home the honour for its region and performance sector. Read Full Story

London Mayor to visit India, Pakistan to boost trade ties
London [UK], Oct 11 : London Mayor Sadiq Khan will lead a trade mission to India and Pakistan later this year, wherein he would be meeting top business figures from the IT industry to Bollywood with a view to boost economic and cultural ties. Read Full Story

Impartner Fall '17 Release Ushers in New Era of Precision in Channel Management: Enables Vendors to Optimize Performance of ALL Partners
LONDON: SiriusDecisions Summit --Impartner, the world's largest and fastest-growing pure-play Partner Relationship Management (PRM) company, today announced the Fall '17 release of its multi-award winning Impartner PRM software, which ushers in a new era of precision in partner management that allows vendors to surgically deliver the exact "care and feeding" each partner in their system needs to optimize their performance. Read Full Story

From Scotland with love: British Ambassador hands over funds to Muday Charity Association
LONDON: Traditional Burns night celebration raises 200,000 Birr (6500 pounds) for Ethiopian street children. Read Full Story

London car crash 'not terror-related', police say
London [UK], October 08 : The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that Saturday's car crash that took place outside London's popular Natural History Museum, which injured at least 11 persons, was a road traffic accident and not terrorist-related. Read Full Story

Car collides near Exhibition road in London, one person detained
London [United Kingdom], October 7 : London Police said that a car has been involved in a collision near the Natural History Museum, and one person has been arrested following the accident. Read Full Story

The Democracy Institute: Panel Discusses Issues of Global Free Trade
LONDON: Last week a distinguished panel gathered in Geneva to discuss trade issues affecting different Nations and individuals as the world appears to pull in different directions. Some looking for a more global approach while others are looking to protect domestic interests. Read Full Story

India Wins Enactus World Cup 2017 in London
LONDON: In a close competition, Team India has emerged as the winner of the 2017 Enactus World Cup. Read Full Story

Prankster Lee Nelson interrupts British PM Theresa May's speech
London [U.K.], Oct 5 : British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at her Conservative Party's annual conference on Wednesday was interrupted by a serial prankster who handed her a P45(unemployment notice), an incessant cough, and some problem with the backdrop. Read Full Story

Uber U.K. head quits amid London licence row
London [U.K.], October 3 : The United Kingdom head of the app-based cab aggregator, Uber, quit the company on Monday as its worldwide boss prepares to meet the head of the London transport authority, in an attempt to get the firm's licence reinstated. Read Full Story

Meghan Markle gets kissed from Prince Harry at Invictus Games
London [UK], Oct. 1: It seems like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's relationship is getting serious day by day. Read Full Story

Anesco: UK Climate Change Minister Unveils UK's First Subsidy-free Solar Farm
READING, England: Claire Perry MP, the UK Minister for Climate Change and Industry, will today officially open Anesco's Clayhill solar farm and energy storage facility, located near Flitwick in Bedfordshire. Read Full Story

Cargill and Faccenda Foods to Combine Their Fresh Chicken, Turkey and Duck Activities to Create a Leading UK Food Business
LONDON: Cargill and Faccenda Foods have agreed to establish a joint venture to create a leading UK food company focused on chicken, turkey and duck. The new company will have the capability to respond to changing customer needs in the retail and food service sectors with a strategy for growth. The formation of this joint venture is subject to clearance by the relevant regulatory authorities. Read Full Story

UK government continues to support Zambia's education sector
LONDON: Deputy British High Commissioner Andrew Hamilton today spoke at a certificate giving ceremony for Cambridge and Edexcel exams students. He said: Read Full Story

Explosion at Tower Hill station in London causes panic, stampeding
London [U.K.], Sep 26 : An explosion on a London underground train at Tower Hill station caused panic and stampeding among the passengers as they rushed from the scene. Read Full Story

Thousands to Reconnect in Julius Meinl's Annual 'Meet with a Poem' Initiative
London, United Kingdom : Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl is launching its annual Meet With A Poem initiative this World Coffee Day (1st October), with the hopes of providing an opportunity for people to disconnect from society's static noise and reconnect with the important things in life - relationships with loved ones. This Smart News Release features multimedia. Read Full Story

LONGi Solar Chairman Zhong Baoshen at BNEF London Summit: PV will become the main energy source for mankind
LONDON, Sept. 25, 2017 : LONGI Solar, a fully-owned subsidiary of LONGi Group (SH601012), announced that the Company will be the major sponsor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance's (BNEF) 'The Future of Energy Summit' - a premier invitation-only forum at the nexus of energy markets, industry, finance, and policy, which is starting in London today. Read Full Story

London: Six injured in acid attack in Stratford
London [U.K.], Sept. 24 : Six people were injured in mass acid attack in Stratford, east London on Saturday evening, confirmed the Metropolitan Police. Read Full Story

Casino.org's UK Poll Flags Up Stark Regional Differences in Sports Viewership and Healthy Living for 2017
LONDON, September 19, 2017 : Casino.org, global authority on casinos and all things gambling online, has published an illustrated report that reveals Britain's most sports-obsessed regions and the healthiest (or least healthy) areas, finding that over 70pc of the UK is watching sport regularly. Combining the two pursuits, a third of the UK's TV sports audience doesn't drink alcohol. Read Full Story

UK urges EU to pause full Brexit till 2021
London [U.K.] Sept. 23 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed pausing full Brexit for the transition period of two-year, until 2021, during which Britain would effectively keep its existing relationship with the European Union and enjoy unfettered access to the single market. Read Full Story

London's transport won't renew Uber's license
London [U.K.], September 22 : Transport for London (TfL) on Friday informed Uber London Limited that it will not reissue a private hire operator license after expiry of its current license on September 30. Read Full Story

Crocs And Christopher Kane Debut New Runway Collaboration At London Fashion Week
LONDON, Sept. 22, 2017 : Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX), a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children, today announced a runway collaboration with award-winning British fashion designer Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week 2017. Read Full Story

Global Superstar Alessandra Ambrosio Makes Surprise Arrival on Julien Macdonald's Runway Show
LONDON, September 18, 2017 : Alessandra Ambrosio ensured all eyes were on her when she made a surprise appearance on the runway at Julien Macdonald's Spring / Summer '18 show last night in a stunning creation inspired by luxury vodka brand CÎROC. Read Full Story

Brooklyn Beckham is 'thinking' of girlfriend Chloe Moretz
London [U.K.], September 21 : Brooklyn Beckham isn't shy when it comes to showing his love for girlfriend Chloe Grace Moretz, be it in social media or anywhere! Read Full Story

Third suspect arrested in London terror attack
Wales (U.K.) September 20 : A 25-year-old man, third suspect of the Parsons Green station terror attack has been arrested by the police under the Terrorism Act in Newport, Wales on Tuesday. Read Full Story

British officials lower country's terrorist threat level from 'critical' to 'severe'
London [United Kingdom], September 17 : Amid the chaos created by the recent terrorist attack at Parsons Green station, the British officials have lowered the country's official terrorist threat level from "critical" to "severe." Read Full Story

Heritage Auctions Opens London Office and Gallery
LONDON, Sept. 18, 2017 : One of the world's largest auction companies, Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com), has now opened an office in London, England at 6 Shepherd Street, London, Mayfair W1J 7JE. The London office joins Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong in the international footprint for Heritage Auctions. Read Full Story

Parsons Green station terror attack: Second suspect arrested
London [U.K.], September 17 : The Metropolitan Police said that another person has been arrested in connection with the terrorist attack at Parsons Green station. Read Full Story

London terror attack: Man arrested, threat level in UK still critical
London [U.K.] Sept 17 : British police on Saturday arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with attack on a London Underground train in Parsons Green. Meanwhile, the threat level in the country continues to be 'critical'. Read Full Story

London Tube attack: 18-year-old arrested as terror threat raised to 'critical'
London [U.K.], September 16 : Police in England have arrested an 18-year-old teen ager in the port area of Dover in connection with Friday's terrorist attack on a train at a London underground station, London's Metropolitan Police said. Read Full Story

UK threat level raised to 'critical' after London Tube train blast
London [U.K.] Sept 16 : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday raised the threat level from severe to critical after an explosion on a Tube train in south-west London in the morning. Read Full Story

IS claims responsibility of London Tube train blast
London [U.K.] Sept 16 : Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the explosion on the on a Tube train in south-west London on Friday. Read Full Story

Birmingham: Police tasers 'knifeman' before arresting him
London [U.K.], September 15 : A man wielding a knife has been arrested in Birmingham City Centre, England on Friday, hours after the bomb attacks on a tube train in Parson's Green in London. Read Full Story

Parsons Green terror attack: Theresa May to hold Cobra meeting
London [U.K.], Sep 15 : U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will chair an emergency COBRA meeting on Friday, following the blast on a tube train at the Parsons Green Station in London that left many passengers injured with facial burns. Read Full Story

London Police investigating Parsons Green Station explosion as 'terrorist incident'
London [U.K.], September 15 : The Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command of London are investigating the explosion at the Parsons Green Station as a 'terrorist incident.' Read Full Story

Several injured after explosion at Tube train station in London
London [U.K.], September 15 : Several people were left injured after an explosion on a Tube train at the Parsons Green Station in London. Read Full Story

UK military, community leaders remember martyred Sikh soldiers on 120th anniversary of Battle of Saragarhi
Staffordshire [United Kingdom), Sept.14 : This week, Britain remembered and paid tribute to 21 British Indian Army sepoys (Sikh soldiers) who died in a last stand against 10,000 Afghan tribesmen while defending the Saragarhi outpost in the hills of the North West Frontier Province, now Pakistan, which was then part of British India. Read Full Story

The Wind of Change: Multinational Companies Adapting External Innovation
LONDON, Sept. 13, 2017 : Israel has had its fair challenges with regards to water in the past, which has spurred both innovation and implementation of effective water management strategies backed by appropriate technologies. Read Full Story

TIGA Reveals 17 of the Best University Games Courses
LONDON, September 13, 2017 : TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has published a new report looking at progress made so far in its Accreditation initiative. Read Full Story

GSMA Announces 2018 Global Mobile Awards Open for Entry
London, United Kingdom, Sep 11: The GSMA today announced that the 2018 Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards) are now open for entry. The Glomo Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the mobile industry, with 38 awards over eight categories. Read Full Story

Dell Technologies Celebrates Banner First Year As World's Largest Privately-Controlled Technology Company
ROUND ROCK, Texas, Sept. 7, 2017 : Invested aggressively in most innovative technologies to help customers reach peak potential in the digital future Read Full Story

Augusto Mitidieri of Sintetica Wins Prestigious Pharma Award with Business Worldwide Magazine
LONDON, September 9, 2017 : CEO of Sintetica SA Augusto Mitidieri is a worthy recipient of the Business Worldwide Magazine award 'Best CEO/Pharmaceutical Industry Europe 2017'. Read Full Story

Scientific Initiative Designed by Elena Baturina's Foundation 'Noosphere' Continues to Introduce Young Londoners to Astronomy
LONDON, September 8, 2017 : The astronomical educational project 'Discovery in a Week', developed by Russian charity foundation 'Noosphere' continues in London schools in 2018 in cooperation with the Mayor's Fund for London. Read Full Story

CRU: Tsingshan Group - The World's Largest Stainless Steel Producer Just got Bigger
LONDON, September 9, 2017 : Tsingshan Group recently began shipping stainless slab from its newly-commissioned fully-integrated plant in Indonesia. In order to accommodate the ramp up in Indonesia, Tsingshan is reducing its stainless steel output at its Chinese plants by converting some of its mainland capacity to carbon steel production. Read Full Story


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