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IIED to host 2nd online artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) day

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IIED will host a "digital day" dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 1 February, 2017, using online networks to connect mining stakeholders across the globe.

Boys with more physical education in school had better grades

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Previous research has shown that there may be a connection between daily physical education and improved study performance. A new extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has shown the same connection, but for boys in particular.

Davie to Lead Unions North East Region

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NFU Scotland’s North East region has a new chairman as Aboyne farmer Davie Winton takes on the role.

EU Cannot Copy Australia's Offshore Asylum Model

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Casting about for ways to manage refugee flows, some European policymakers speak of emulating Australia’s use of offshore processing centers in neighboring countries. But Australia’s approach to asylum seekers is fiscally irresponsible, morally bankrupt, and increasingly unsustainable politically.

Tunisia: Amend Draft Drug Law

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Tunis) – Tunisia’s parliament should amend the draft drug law currently before it to strengthen its human rights provisions, Human Rights Watch, Avocats sans Frontières, and the Tunisian League for Human Rights said today in a joint letter to parliament.

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IIED to host 2nd online artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) day

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IIED will host a "digital day" dedicated to artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) on 1 February, 2017, using online networks to connect mining stakeholders across the globe.

Thomson Reuters Report On Regulatory Reform Heralds An Uncertain Era Of Dismantling

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DAVOS – Facing uncertain times, financial firms preparing for significant regulatory reforms this year are focusing on regulatory

OCTIMET Oncology NV secures over EUR 11 million to develop its highly selective MET kinase inhibitors

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OCTIMET Oncology NV (OCTIMET), has secured EUR 11.3 million in a Series A investment round, enabling the company to accelerate the

Precision medicine advances pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and treatment

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Precision medicine — in which diagnosis and treatments are keyed to the genetic susceptibilities of individual cancers — has

New training for taxi drivers aims to help make city safer for all

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TAXI drivers in Cambridge are to be given training to ensure they are fully up to date with issues such as safeguarding, equality

Why we champion Early Interventions for musculoskeletal conditions (MSKs)?

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The impact of MSKs on people can be significant.  Conditions that affect mobility and dexterity prevent people from doing what they

Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously dormant potential.

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It has long been postulated that graphene should undergo a superconducting transition, but can’t. The idea of this experiment was,

Boys with more physical education in school had better grades

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Previous research has shown that there may be a connection between daily physical education and improved study performance. A new extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has shown the same connection, but for boys in particular.

Davie to Lead Unions North East Region

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NFU Scotland’s North East region has a new chairman as Aboyne farmer Davie Winton takes on the role.

EU Cannot Copy Australia's Offshore Asylum Model

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Casting about for ways to manage refugee flows, some European policymakers speak of emulating Australia’s use of offshore processing centers in neighboring countries. But Australia’s approach to asylum seekers is fiscally irresponsible, morally bankrupt, and increasingly unsustainable politically.

Tunisia: Amend Draft Drug Law

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Tunis) – Tunisia’s parliament should amend the draft drug law currently before it to strengthen its human rights provisions, Human Rights Watch, Avocats sans Frontières, and the Tunisian League for Human Rights said today in a joint letter to parliament.

Burundi: Attacks by Ruling Party Youth League Members

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Nairobi) – Members of the ruling party’s youth league, the Imbonerakure, have brutally killed, tortured, and severely beaten scores of people across the country in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The killings and other ill-treatment reflect the widespread impunity for Imbonerakure members and the government’s unwillingness to prosecute or rein in the group.

Chris Boardman: Support British Cycling's Turning the Corner campaign

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Chris Boardman has launched a passionate plea asking people to support British Cycling’s Turning the Corner campaign by signing a petition lobbying the government to create safer and simpler road junctions.

Keep the Farm TTIP- and CETA-free!

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Since 2013, the European Union has been negotiating a free trade and investment treaty with the United States (Transatlantic Trade and

How laser illumination closes the gap with hybrid cinema

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Sir Humphry Davy was a 19th century chemist who – amongst many other things – discovered chlorine and iodine. He also invented the

Great Britain Cycling Team squad named for final round of 2016/17 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup

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British Cycling has announced the squad of riders who will be representing the Great Britain Cycling Team at the final round of the Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Hoogerheide, Netherlands on 22 January.

Endogenous peptide lowers cholesterol

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Cells of the innate immune system that play an important role in development of atherosclerosis contain a protein that reduces levels

Hoover Golden State Poll: Californians aren't fond of the Trump agenda but aren't interested in seceding from the US

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As Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in as the nation’s 45th president, a new survey by the Hoover Institution at Stanford

Harvests in the US to suffer from climate change

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Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human

Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc (UCL) Establishes Core Medical Service Platform Using Huawei Storage

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Shenzhen, China, January 19, 2017] Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc (UCL)recently announced its plan to use Huawei OceanStor storage

Revolutionary technology makes safer sewage systems in India

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BITS-Pilani and Ghent University have developed a novel technology relying just on electricity to disinfect wastewater and thus limit

Records set for inbound tourism across UKs nations and regions

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International tourists are travelling across English regions in record numbers, and they are spending more too. Official statistics

Trial determines safest airway device for babies in surgery

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A ground-breaking Western Australian medical trial, involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask (a

Use your QNAP NAS as a Wireless Base Station with the new WirelessAP Station

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Taipei, Taiwan, January 19, 2017 - QNAP® Systems, Inc.

Cisco helps accelerate digitization in the Netherlands

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 19 January, 2017 – Cisco has launched a targeted investment program called Digital Acceleration Netherlands (DAN), aimed at helping to boost the digitization of the Dutch economy and society. Over the next three years, Cisco will be working closely with the Dutch government, industry and education, through the DAN program and its strategic activities. This program is designed to run in parallel to, and help accelerate the “Digital Agenda for the Netherlands” (which was published by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in July, 2016).

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