<![CDATA[Pressat Main Newswire]]> https://pressat.co.uk/ https://pressat.co.uk/media/site/logo.png https://pressat.co.uk/category/transport-logistics/ en-gb Copyright: (C) Pressat Pressat <![CDATA[ Horizon Technologies and the Satellite Applications Catapult to supply satellite data to the UK National Maritime Information Centre ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/horizon-technologies-and-the-satellite-applications-catapult-to-supply-satellite-data-to-the-uk-national-maritime-information-centre-a8c3ea7277816ad20ac0deaf0fa44b4e https://pressat.co.uk/releases/horizon-technologies-and-the-satellite-applications-catapult-to-supply-satellite-data-to-the-uk-national-maritime-information-centre-a8c3ea7277816ad20ac0deaf0fa44b4e Tuesday 10 September, 2019

10th
September 2019 – Horizon Technologies and the Satellite Applications Catapult have signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC) to supply satellite data from their new IOD-3 AMBER satellite. This data will provide government end-users with crucial maritime information allowing law enforcement agencies to pinpoint and potentially intercept law breakers at sea.


Horizon Technologies already has a proven track record of working with national governments, international and regional organizations, and private industry. This partnership with NMIC will cement Horizon Technologies’ position as a leading supplier of maritime intelligence from satellites.


The satellite forms part of the Satellite Applications Catapult’s In-Orbit Demonstration programme (IOD), funded by Innovate UK, and combines three different types of data, including information from satellite phones, to help track marine vessels.


At present, all ships are fitted with Automatic Identification Signals (AIS), which can be detected by satellites, but AIS can be disabled to avoid detection when undertaking activities such as illegal fishing, piracy, smuggling, and transhipments. This new satellite will reduce the dependency on AIS by using other sources of data to provide location information.


The payload on board IOD-3 AMBER will be able to locate and track vessels worldwide by picking up their electronic emissions using an L-band Satphone detection sensor package derived from the existing FlyingFish™ system. This is combined with an AIS receiver and sensors to detect, geolocate, and classify X/S-band maritime radars, allowing correlation of these signals against the presence of AIS beacons.


John Beckner, CEO of Horizon Technologies said, “We are delighted to have signed this agreement with NMIC to supply our new data set to the UK government. Around the world, governments and law enforcement agencies are dealing with a dramatic increase in crime at sea, and our service will give the UK a new and powerful source of information to detect and take action against this type of illegal activity.”


Stuart Martin, CEO of the Satellite Applications Catapult said, “The IOD-3 AMBER satellite exemplifies what can be achieved by a UK organisation with an innovative idea in a market with significant demand and commercial potential. The partnership with NMIC is a key step, as it secures an important customer for the data supplied by IOD-3, ensuring that Horizon Technologies has a bright future supplying data to governments around the world, all from their base in the UK.”


Phil Ponsford from NMIC said, “The new data that will be provided by IOD-3 AMBER will revolutionise the way we use information from satellites to tackle the full range of maritime security threats to the UK. It has the potential to assist UK agencies in preventing a wide range of illegal activities including smuggling and people trafficking, and I’m sure it will fill a vital information gap in our maritime collection requirement as it comes online.”

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For more information contact: Tim Pinchin, Head of Marketing and Communications, Satellite Applications Catapult, tim.pinchn@sa.catapult.org.uk, 07741 195955


About the Satellite Applications Catapult


The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created by Innovate UK to drive economic growth through the exploitation of space. We work with businesses of all sizes to realise their potential from space infrastructure and its applications. Based in Harwell, Oxfordshire, the Catapult was established in May 2013 as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic impact for the UK. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board. See sa.catapult.org.uk for more information.


About Horizon Technologies


Horizon Technologies is the world leader in airborne satellite phone monitoring systems for ISR applications, equipping governments worldwide by enhancing their SIGINT capabilities. They are the OEM for the FlyingFish™ system which is flying on numerous ISR aircraft worldwide. FlyingFish™ systems fly daily on missions for NATO and FRONTEX. Horizon Technologies has offices in the United Kingdom, and the USA. In 2020, Horizon Space Technologies will be launching the first of their Amber commercial SIGINT CubeSats and providing customers with a new maritime intelligence data product. Reading, UK based Horizon Technologies was named as one of Europe’s fastest-growing businesses in the fourth annual Inc. 5000 Europe rankings. Visit: www.HorizonTechnologies.com.


About the IOD Programme


The In-Orbit Demonstration programme is funded by Innovate UK and the UK Space Agency and offers satellite service providers a fast-track, low-cost opportunity to launch a satellite from the International Space Station in as little as 18 months. It provides an affordable in-orbit testbed, along with a range of operational and business support services to exploit the commercial potential of the mission.


The IOD-3 AMBER satellite will work together with Horizon Technologies’ Amber Ground Exploitation Station (GES) to be co-located with NMIC in Portsmouth. The development of the GES was funded by Innovate UK in 2018 to provide end-to-end data services linked to illegal maritime activity to customers worldwide, and the GES will be operational by the time IOD-3 AMBER is launched. The satellite bus will be supplied by Glasgow-based AAC Clyde Space and will be deployed into orbit from the International Space Station by launch provider Nanoracks.



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10 Sep 2019 07:05:03 GMT
<![CDATA[ YOU ARE AWESOME! A BIG, YELLOW THANK YOU TO THE EMERGENCY SERVICES ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/you-are-awesome-a-big-yellow-thank-you-to-the-emergency-services-18afeb60401bd7d171219fc6c3da6d25 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/you-are-awesome-a-big-yellow-thank-you-to-the-emergency-services-18afeb60401bd7d171219fc6c3da6d25 Monday 9 September, 2019

Friday 20th
September 2019, London, UK: An open-topped, double-decker, bright yellow bus will be driven all around London stopping at Ambulance Stations, Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals giving out coffee, donuts and gifts to say thank you to the awesome men and women of the Emergency Services.


20th
September 2019, will be a day to remember for all of the amazing people who protect us and save lives every day. The mission of the day is to permanently cement respect and gratitude from the public in the form of continuous kind gestures to the Emergency Services; like buying someone a coffee, a donut, or some other way of saying thank you. The more sporadic and unexpected the gestures are, the more special they will feel.


Michael Howard, Founder of The Awesome Movement said, “Following a BBC News article in September 2018 of notes being left on an Ambulance berating paramedics for parking over a drive whilst on an emergency call, I was shocked, but also made a realisation, we don’t show our appreciation enough. Almost immediately I created a group of like-minded individuals to help change the way that we as a country think about our awesome Emergency Services teams throughout the country going out and risking their lives to protect and save ours.”


Shocking facts:



Around eight paramedics are subjected to a serious attack every day, including stabbings, assaults and verbal abuse.
Recorded attacks on Firefighters have soared to a whopping 900 per year.
Over 15% of nursing staff have experienced physical violence from patients, relatives or members of the public.

Michael and his team of Awesome Appreciators will be driving an open-topped bright yellow bus all around London to shout about the amazing work that these brave men and women do every single day. Starting at 0630am at London Ambulance HQ, Waterloo Road, SE1, they will be visiting Ambulance Stations, Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals giving out coffee, donuts and gifts.


Michael says, “Putting yourself in danger, saving someone’s life and dealing with harrowing events every day is unbelievable and worthy of our huge appreciation and gratitude. Our goal is to have a National Awesome Day every year, but more importantly we want the public to show their appreciation continually. For example; when you see someone from the emergency services, say thank you, buy them a coffee, make them feel appreciated.”


The Awesome Movement was founded in 2018 in London, UK by Michael Howard as a response to the horrific statistics relating to how Emergency Services staff are treated.


Instagram: @awesome_movement


Facebook: @awesomemovement


Web: www.awesomemovement.co.uk



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09 Sep 2019 17:40:30 GMT
<![CDATA[ Fresh Award Win Highlights SmartSurvey’s Growing Presence in Global Online Survey Software Market ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/fresh-award-win-highlights-smartsurveys-growing-presence-in-global-online-survey-software-market-bdf355fcdc0cc6c0e17713aa7fd61bb8 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/fresh-award-win-highlights-smartsurveys-growing-presence-in-global-online-survey-software-market-bdf355fcdc0cc6c0e17713aa7fd61bb8 Monday 9 September, 2019

Latest tech accolade caps a series of award wins during the Summer of 2019


Tewkesbury 9th
September 2019: Leading UK-based digital survey solutions provider, SmartSurvey, has been named a Rising Star in the Online Survey Software category of the Summer 2019 Customer Success Report, published by B2B software specialists Featured Customers. This latest accolade swiftly follows SmartSurvey’s award win with business technology software reviewers G2 Crowd, which is reflective of the online survey provider’s growing reputation and appeal in the global online survey software market.


Having launched in 2010, the rapidly growing online survey specialist, who is experiencing 40% year on year growth, has already become a trusted survey supplier to some of the world’s leading brands across multiple sectors.


SmartSurvey was one of only a few companies who successfully met the criteria necessary for inclusion in the survey software category of FeaturedCustomers’ Customer Success Report. The online survey provider earned their Rising Star award based on the authentication, quality and volume of their customer success content across a mix of case studies, testimonials and user reviews from multiple third-party sites.


Having seen how crucial research has become to the success of market leaders in both B2B and B2C sectors, companies of all sizes are now looking at how they can better utilise their data to make smarter decisions. They have realised the power that gathering internal and external feedback provides in helping them develop better strategies across marketing, training, employee relations, customer engagement and more; driving significant impact to their profitability and market share. Consequently, the demand for simple to use, quality survey software continues to grow. SmartSurvey’s ability to meet these requirements, together with the advanced performance and high levels of security offered by their survey software, has led to the company already successfully helping more than 250, 000 customers worldwide.


The latest awards are a great endorsement for the company and offers a marker towards their next stage of development, which SmartSurvey’s CEO, Mo Naser is extremely excited about:


“We are really delighted with this achievement, which together with our earlier award win with G2 Crowd, reflects our emergence as a significant player in the global online survey software market. Given today’s heightened customer concerns around data protection and security due to current Brexit uncertainties, our ability to provide clients with a completely UK based offering, both regards to our team and data, which is hosted on UK based servers, puts us at a distinct advantage. It is a value proposition, which very few of our rivals can offer. And it is an opportunity we are relishing, as we look forward to providing even more customers with the higher levels of data security assurances, they need to collect feedback throughout their business and drive better decisions and outcomes.”


More details about the Rising Star award, the Summer 2019 Customer Success Report and SmartSurvey’s profile, which includes detailed product scorecard ratings is available at: https://www.featuredcustomers.com/vendor/smartsurvey



Notes to editors


About SmartSurvey:


SmartSurvey is a UK-based provider of digital survey solutions. Launched in 2010, the company has rapidly grown into one of the leading online survey software suppliers in the UK and across Europe. Its powerful, secure and easy to use software, enables customers to create innovative surveys and questionnaires that helps them to deliver impactful results. A trusted provider for its customers, SmartSurvey is an ISO 27001 accredited and Cyber Essentials Plus Certified company, which hosts all its data securely on UK-based servers.


For more information go to: www.smartsurvey.co.uk


About FeaturedCustomers:


FeaturedCustomers, the world’s only customer reference platform for B2B business software & services, helps potential B2B buyers research and discover business software & services through vendor validated customer reference content such as customer testimonials, success stories, case studies, and customer videos. Every day their platform helps influence the purchasing decisions of thousands of B2B buyers in the final stages of their buying cycle from Fortune 500 companies to SMB’s.


For more information, visit their website.


Contact:


For further information, please contact:


Phil Cleave


Content Marketing Executive


SmartSurvey


Email: phil@smartsurvey.co.uk


Tel: 01684 342267



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09 Sep 2019 13:06:33 GMT
<![CDATA[ Job-Filling & Job-Finding App Hela Job Launches as UK Gig Economy Doubles ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/job-filling-job-finding-app-hela-job-launches-as-uk-gig-economy-doubles-84fc881420a0e5c5db2aeef60709a13b https://pressat.co.uk/releases/job-filling-job-finding-app-hela-job-launches-as-uk-gig-economy-doubles-84fc881420a0e5c5db2aeef60709a13b Monday 9 September, 2019

With one in 10 UK adults now working on gig economy platforms, the Hela Job app is the first to focus on local job markets. Launching in London this week and then cities throughout the UK, the app will help business owners find local, part-time workers with a click on their smartphone and help job seekers find work in their own neighbourhood just as fast.


September 9th, 2019, London, UK – In the latest sign of the increasingly digital UK job market, Hela Job launched in London this week. The app is the first in the nation to focus on the HR needs of restaurants, retailers and other businesses that rely more than most on a local, part-time workforce. While other gig apps help businesses find contractors and freelancers for work that is primarily managed online, Hela Job helps local businesses find local workers.


“Just as entrepreneurs with skills focused on niche markets are the most successful in a gig economy, Hela Job is focused on the needs of local businesses and local job seekers,” said Hela Job Founder and CEO Ioannis Antypas. “While most job apps help companies find workers around the world, we help companies find workers around the corner."


A recent study by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found that Britain’s booming gig economy more than doubled in size over the past three years and now accounts for 4.7 million workers. The study also concluded that one in 10 working-age adults now work on gig economy platforms, up from one in 20 in 2016.


While Uber, the ride-hailing smartphone app, is the most notable exception, most gig platforms are not focused on fulfilling the HR needs of local job markets.


Enter Hela Job, an app focused on helping businesses find local, part-time employees in an instant. How does it work? Once the business owner or HR manager posts a job on the platform, the most qualified local worker is notified instantly on their smartphone. Similar to Uber, if a worker doesn’t respond within a few seconds; the job automatically rolls over to the next local, pre-qualified worker. Also similar to Uber, when a worker accepts an offer, the app uses GPS to physically track them as they drive or, if they live in the same neighborhood, walk from their home to the job site.


HR managers in the UK who previewed Hela Job before this week’s launch, believe the app will save them time and money, allowing them to avoid paying large agency fees. Employers were particularly impressed by the app’s digital shift tracking feature, which allows employees hired through Hela Job to scan a QR code with their smartphones at the start of every shift and scan another code when their shift ends. This makes time-sheets digital, more accurate, and dramatically reduces the amount of time needed to track employee hours.


HR managers save even more time during the hiring process because Hela Job pre-screens and pre-interviews job seekers before they are eligible to be hired through the platform, a step that eliminates the time employers would use to interview job candidates themselves. In addition to interviewing prospective workers before the are eligible to be hired through Hela Job, they’re also subjected to an AI-powered security check.


Job seekers who previewed the app before its launch found it empowering. “The location feature is great, who doesn’t want to work closer to home?” said Sia Tehrani, a London resident who works part-time at a London coffee shop. “I like the freedom the app gives me. Just like Uber, when I want to work, I’ll turn it on and make myself available. When I don’t want to work, I'll turn it off. I’m in charge of my work schedule and I love it!”


After launching in London this week, Antypas plans to make Hela Job available in every major UK city by December. And later, to keep pace with the booming gig economy worldwide, the company will introduce its job-filling, job-finding app to international markets. Hela Job’s next target - the United States, where an estimated 57 million workers have joined the gig economy.


The company’s slogan, “Fill a Job, Find a Job with Hela Job”, will likely be translated into multiple languages as service industries in industrialized countries worldwide undergo a fundamental, digital transformation, relying less on full-time employees and more on part-time, local workers looking for jobs in their own neighbourhood.


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MEDIA INQUIRIES: To schedule an interview with a Hela Job Manager, please contact Gary Gabriel at the company’s London headquarters on 020 8080 2775 or gary.gabriel@helajob.com.



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09 Sep 2019 06:05:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ New hand-held "Swytch Kit" turns ANY bicycle into an electric bike ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-hand-held-swytch-kit-turns-any-bicycle-into-an-electric-bike-7d70c6fa199e5e67c9d4a22b4bed4ede https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-hand-held-swytch-kit-turns-any-bicycle-into-an-electric-bike-7d70c6fa199e5e67c9d4a22b4bed4ede Thursday 29 August, 2019

Swytch Technology, a London-based Tech Startup, will be unveiling its new “hand-held” eBike conversion kit, the “Swytch Kit” at the Eurobike 2019 International Cycling Trade Show next week.


The Swytch Kit can transform any bicycle into a state-of-the-art electric bike with up to 40 miles electric range. It is easy to fit, and instantly removable, allowing customers to keep their existing bike, and “Swytch” instantly between regular bike, and eBike.


Statement from Swytch Technology CEO Oliver Montague: " Our mission is to make top-quality electric bike technology accessible for everyone. We went to great lengths to design the product to be affordable, easy to fit, and universally compatible.


We estimate 99% of the 1 Billion bicycles in the world could be converted with Swytch.


Converting existing bikes is not only better for your bank balance, but for the environment too, as it saves 90%* of the CO2 emissions when compared to manufacturing a brand new eBike"


Full press release pack available to download here:


Contact for more info email: press@swytchbike.com  


Or call the Press Office: 07876317783


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In 2017 the company raised over $500,000 on Indiegogo from over 1,000 customers to develop and manufacture the original Swytch Kit, which is currently available to order on the Swytch Bike website: www.swytchbike.com


Now the team is back with a new kit that is 50% lighter (3kg power pack down to 1.5kg) and 70% smaller (shrunk from car-battery size, to palm-sized) than the original.


The new product launch is planned for late September 2019 on product crowd-funding site Indiegogo.


In the meantime, interested customers can sign up for product launch notifications and a 50% discount on RRP by registering on the Swytch Indiegogo “Coming-Soon” page, which includes some sneak preview images and video ahead of the full launch:


Link to Pre-Launch Campaign Page



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29 Aug 2019 11:43:43 GMT
<![CDATA[ MiFinity與銀聯國際加強合作推出新的跨境匯款服務 ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/mifinity-5f7514a898da584155f05d6186434ac2 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/mifinity-5f7514a898da584155f05d6186434ac2 Wednesday 28 August, 2019

都柏林, 2019年8月28日– MiFinity,一家支持全球支付服務的提供商,今天宣布推出一項新的以消費者為中心的跨境匯款服務。


該服務允許聯合王國和歐洲用戶通過銀聯網絡,向中國大陸發卡行發行的銀聯卡匯款。目前,全球已累計發行超過70億張銀聯卡, 成為中國市場中的佼佼者。


以下是消費者的一些主要益處:


極具競爭力的轉賬費用,低至1.90美元中國大陸銀聯卡持卡人收款金額為人民幣結算為實時交易或12小時內完成(取決於交易時間)利用銀聯全球速匯網絡高度安全、方便以及高效的匯款解决方案中國大陸銀聯卡持卡人高枕無憂即可接收匯款資金登錄https://www.mifinity.com/how-does-money-transfer-to-china-work/ 註冊

我們旨在成為在線支付的市場領袖。與銀聯的這種合作關係使MiFinity能夠在匯款領域為消費者提供優質服務。 MiFinity首席產品官Michael McDevitt表示,這將增強目前MiFinity的支付組合,以及推動進一步成為真正的 “全方位渠道支付提供商” 的總目標。


MiFinity首席財務官Kieron Nolan表態, “我們對此發布感到非常興奮,並感謝銀聯支持我們進入消費者(C2C)領域。我們將在未來幾個月內推出其他附屬產品,我們期待與銀聯建立更為密切合作關係。”


關於MIFINITY


MiFinity是一家支持全球支付服務的提供商,提供一系列優質高效的端對端支付解決方案。我們已有17年以上的線上支付領域經驗,擁有不斷增長的全球合作夥伴以及一流的、高度安全和受監管的技術平台。 MiFinity已發展成為全球線上支付市場的真正 “全方位渠道” 支付提供商。有關更多信息,請訪問www.mifinity.com


MiFinity UK Limited,簡稱MiFinity,擁有金融行為監管局根據2011年電子貨幣條例授權【註冊參考號碼900090】用於發行電子貨幣。註冊於北愛爾蘭。註冊地址:28 Schoolst,Newtownbreda,Belfast,BT8 6BT,Northern Ireland。註冊號為NI611169。


關於銀聯國際


銀聯國際是中國銀聯負責運營國際業務的子公司。通過與全球2000多家機構合作, 目前銀聯卡全球受理網絡已延伸到174個國家和地區, 55個國家和地區發行了銀聯卡。銀聯國際正在為全球最大的持卡人群提供優質、高效、安全的跨境支付服務, 並為越來越多境外銀聯卡持卡人提供日益便利的本地化服務。更多信息, 請訪問www.unionpayintl.com



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28 Aug 2019 07:05:03 GMT
<![CDATA[ MiFinity and UnionPay International strengthen partnership to launch a new consumer money remittance service to mainland China ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/mifinity-and-unionpay-international-strengthen-partnership-to-launch-a-new-consumer-money-remittance-service-to-mainland-china-d66d38b9a080482cf26d1a4a35f80963 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/mifinity-and-unionpay-international-strengthen-partnership-to-launch-a-new-consumer-money-remittance-service-to-mainland-china-d66d38b9a080482cf26d1a4a35f80963 Wednesday 28 August, 2019

DUBLIN, 28 August 2019 – MiFinity, a global payments provider, today announced the launch of a new consumer focused cross-border money transfer service to UnionPay card holders in mainland China.


This service allows consumers to send money from the UK and Europe back into mainland China via the UnionPay network. With over 7 billion cards issued accumulatively, UnionPay is the market leader in China.


Here are some of the key benefits for consumers:


Very competitive fees starting as low as $1.90Domestic cardholders receive remittance in RMBSettlement is either real time or within 12 hours (depending on timing of transaction)Leverages UnionPay MoneyExpress network Highly secure, convenient & efficient remittance solutionDomestic Cardholder does not need to do anything to receive the fundsSign Up to use today at https://www.mifinity.com/how-does-money-transfer-to-china-work/

“Our goal is to be a market leader in online payments. This partnership with UnionPay enables MiFinity to service consumers, in the money remittance space. This will enhance the current MiFinity payment portfolio and help it move closer towards the overall goal of becoming a true ‘omni channel payment provider’ said Michael McDevitt, Chief Product Officer, MiFinity.


“We are very excited about this launch and would like to thank UnionPay in supporting us in moving into the consumer to consumer (C2C) space. We have additional complementary products that will launch over the coming months and we look forward to building upon our close relationship with UnionPay. “said Kieron Nolan, Chief Financial Officer, MiFinity.


ABOUT MIFINITY


MiFinity, a global payments provider, offers a range of cost-effective and efficient end-to-end payment solutions. It has more than 17 years of experience in the online payments space with a growing network of global partner relationships and a best-in-class, highly secure and regulated technology platform. MiFinity has evolved into a true ‘omni-channel’ payment provider to the global online payment market. For more information, please visit www.mifinity.com


MiFinity UK Limited, trading as MiFinity, is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 [Register Ref. 900090] for the issuing of electronic money. Registered in Northern Ireland. Registered address: 28 School Road, Newtownbreda, Belfast, BT8 6BT, Northern Ireland. Registration No. NI611169.


ABOUT UNIONPAY INTERNATIONAL


UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay focused on the growth and support of UnionPay’s global business. In partnership with more than 2000 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in 174 countries and regions with issuance in 55 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants. For more information, please visit www.unionpayintl.com/en



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28 Aug 2019 07:05:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ MiFinity与银联国际加强合作推出新的跨境汇款服务 ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/mifinity-1db08b18362a3a5dc7fa42d652037be6 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/mifinity-1db08b18362a3a5dc7fa42d652037be6 Wednesday 28 August, 2019

都柏林, 2019年8月28日– MiFinity,一家支持全球支付服务的提供商,今天宣布推出一项新的以消费者为中心的跨境汇款服务。


该服务允许联合王国和欧洲用户通过银联网络,向中国大陆发卡行发行的银联卡汇款。目前,全球已累计发行超过70亿张银联卡, 成为中国市场中的佼佼者。


以下是消费者的一些主要益处:


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<![CDATA[ Greatest global celebration of sound walks starts on Sound Walk Sunday, 1 September 2019. ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/greatest-global-celebration-of-sound-walks-starts-on-sound-walk-sunday-1-september-2019-0409675a3b3ea2c1d76e3a2b946fa8d3 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/greatest-global-celebration-of-sound-walks-starts-on-sound-walk-sunday-1-september-2019-0409675a3b3ea2c1d76e3a2b946fa8d3 Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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Greatest global celebration of sound walks starts on Sound Walk Sunday, 1 September 2019.



With more than 60 live events and scores of self-guided walks the London-based Museum of Walking and the global Made of Walking network launch a month-long celebration of sound walks starting Sunday 1 September 2019.



From Vancouver in the west, where you are invited to play the tension wires of the Burrard Bridge as a percussionist, to Queensland in the east, where aboriginal communities come together to share their stories, there are live events across the globe, more than 30 alone taking place on Sound Walk Sunday (1 September).



Just what is a sound walk? You may ask. A sound walk, or walking piece, is any walk that focuses on listening to the environment, with or without the use of technology, or adds to the experience through the use of sound or voice. This can include a scripted or choreographed score or work that has additional audio elements.



“We are humbled by the number of artists and producers from all over the world who have contributed a vast number and huge variety of Sound Walks, such that we are fast approaching a full September of events, rather than our initial Sound Walk Sunday!” Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking, and Sound Walk Sunday co-producer.



To illustrate the variety of sound walk events on offer, you can join a group of sound artists as they capture the sounds and silences of the world largest and Britain’s most famous library; participate in a choreographical walk event that takes place simultaneously in Oxford Street, London and downtown Boston, USA; dance amongst the trees in Chichester, walk through the night or practice a Chinese audial meditation in the Polish city of Krakow; immerse yourself in an audio-drama played out on a bus route in London or in Cape Town; or becoming a tortoise as you follow it through the Botanic Garden in Athens; or sing your heart out on a walk in a palm house in a botanic garden in Belfast.



Can you stop fidgeting, cease the chatter, or turn off your smartphone for very long? Many of the events encourage you to try your hand at ‘deep listening’ to your surroundings. There are silent walks in Berlin, Germany; Frome, Somerset; Birmingham, West Midlands; and Krakow, Poland. You can listen to the haunting sounds of a saxophone as it is played on a walk along a canal, or listen to the trees in a rainforest, or a hidden London river as it flows beneath the streets.



You can vote for your favourite - any sound walk produced in 2019 and included in Sound Walk September is eligible for an Award decided upon by public vote. There’s a second Award decided by a professional jury vote.



NOTES TO EDITORS


Sound Walk Sunday takes place on Sunday 1 September and launches a month-long Sound Walk September celebration of listening and sound walks.Museum of Walking is the brainchild of Andrew Stuck, a London-based walking artist Made of Walking is a global network and nomadic gathering for walking and sound practices, now in its 6th edition, with main encounters and satellite events extending to cities and places around the world. Sound walking events are being run independently by individuals and collectives and have been submitted to the Museum of Walking in the last 4 months.The Museum holds a publicly accessible directory of more than 150 sound walks and provides tips on how to make a sound walk of your own, as well as running ‘walkshops’ (workshops on foot) encouraging and demonstrating how to make sound walks. Event map and listing can be found here:https://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/events/categories/sound-walk-sunday-2019/Directory map and listing can be found here:https://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/walkingpiece_tag/sws19/Voting is open to everyone at the URL above.Media Resource pack and images available here: https://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Sound-Walk-Sunday-2019-Media-Resource.pdf



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27 Aug 2019 07:35:55 GMT
<![CDATA[ Global study links short-term air pollution exposure to cardiovascular and respiratory mortality, warns international respiratory group ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/global-study-links-short-term-air-pollution-exposure-to-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-mortality-warns-international-respiratory-group-664172fbef40d0ed3232ba1371c07887 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/global-study-links-short-term-air-pollution-exposure-to-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-mortality-warns-international-respiratory-group-664172fbef40d0ed3232ba1371c07887 Thursday 22 August, 2019

An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine found associations between short-term exposure to particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5) and cardiovascular and respiratory mortality risk, from over 600 cities across the globe. [1]


The adverse health effects of short-term exposure to ambient air pollution have been well documented. Particulate matter (PM) raises public health concerns because of its toxicity and the widespread exposure.


This study is an important international effort that evaluates the association of exposure to outdoor fine PM and cardiovascular and respiratory mortality across 652 cities in 24 countries from 6 continents. On average, a 10 mg/m3 increase in two-day moving average of PM10 was associated with increments of 0.44%, 0.36% and 0.47% in total, cardiovascular and respiratory mortality, respectively. The corresponding mortality increments for the same change in PM2.5 were 0.68%, 0.55% and 0.74%.


“This very large data sample allowed researchers to examine the data for obvious confounders while maintaining its statistical power and adjusting for known gaseous pollutants, such as ozone and sulphur dioxide as well as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide.” said Clayton T. Cowl, MD, MS, President of American College of Chest Physicians and member of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) Environmental Committee. [2]


The most notable finding of the study is related to the exposure-response relationship between PM and mortality. “No threshold level of effect emerges from the data, indicating that at any exposure level a health risk for the exposed population still exists. Moreover, paradoxically, the percentage increase in mortality per 10 mg/m3 increase in PM air concentration is stronger at low exposures than at the highest. This result could be explained by several phenomena ranging from development of a biological ‘tolerance’ to the adverse health effects of PM in the long-term highly exposed populations to the adaptation of ‘avoidance’ behaviours (e.g. stay at home on the most polluted days) due to the higher awareness among them of this public health issue,” said Sara De Matteis, MD, MPH, PhD, Adjunct Professor at Humanitas University, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, and member of FIRS Environmental Committee. [3]


“Although the study’s size gives it strength,” warned Teresa To, PhD, Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children and Professor at the University of Toronto and FIRS Environmental Committee member [4], “the variation across countries may limit its ability to generate a ‘general global estimate.’ The differences between countries could be from varied exposures of concomitant gaseous pollutants, which add to the toxicity of the PM.”


The wide range of the composition of the fine particles (PM2.5) and the different toxins they contain is extremely important and also varies in different regions. Dr. Cowl concludes “Studying anything that involves data across the entire planet is difficult and involves attempting to find common denominators for measurements that span geopolitical, programmatic, or individual variation. Despite this, the study shows extremely compelling data that suggest inhalable and fine particulate matter does not just represent a common annoyance but is associated with human mortality most affecting our most vulnerable populations who suffer from underlying cardiac and respiratory illness. It should prompt not only medical providers, but also policymakers to take notice.”


Notes


[1] The paper can be viewed at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1817364


[2] Dr Clayton Cowl is board certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care, Occupational, and Internal Medicine and is the President of CHEST. He chairs the Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He is the Immediate Past-President of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. His research interests are in occupational asthma and toxic inhalations.


[3] Dr Sara De Matteis is Occupational and Environmental Health Physician and epidemiologist whose research centers on the effect of the environment and genetics on health, especially with regard to occupational lung diseases ranging from asthma to lung cancer.


[4] Dr. To is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children and a Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, whose population-based research focuses on childhood asthma and its environmental influence. She is also at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences where she works on administrative databases to study healthcare in a variety of medical settings.


About the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) The Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is an organisation comprised of the world's leading international respiratory societies working together to improve lung health globally: American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), American Thoracic Society (ATS), Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR), Asociación Latino Americana De Tórax (ALAT), European Respiratory Society (ERS), International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS), Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD).


The goal of FIRS is to unify and enhance efforts to improve lung health through the combined work of its more than 70,000 members globally.



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