Tag Archives: United Kingdom

09Dec/22

EBET Anticipates England vs. France to be Company’s Largest Wagered-On Soccer Game

EBET, Inc. (Nasdaq: EBET), a leading global provider of advanced wagering products and technology, announced today that it expects the World Cup quarterfinal between England and France to be the company’s largest wagered-on soccer game to date. EBET’s main brands Karamba and BetTarget are anticipating high volumes of wagering for Saturday’s match, with a large percentage of their customer base from England. Customers can wager on more than 30 bets. France is the slight favorite. Continue reading

09Dec/22

What is the Reichsbürger movement accused of trying to overthrow the German government?

Claire Burchett, King’s College London

Police have arrested 25 people accused of planning to overthrow the German government in a series of raids across the country.

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08Dec/22

University of Birmingham, U.K. announces ‘all language capability’ for tool to expedite Long COVID research

A validated Symptom Burden Questionnaire™ that will help medical researchers unravel the complexities of Long COVID and develop or test new treatments is now available for translation into hundreds of languages, with support for inclusion on digital platforms, thanks to a partnership agreement between the University of Birmingham, U.K., and Mapi Research Trust. Continue reading

01Dec/22

On your bike! voco hotels launches world’s first Very Important Peddlers (VIP) service, rewarding guests for each mile they ride

From now until the 31st of January 2023, premium hotel brand voco hotels, launches new Very Important Peddler (VIP) service, rewarding guests according to the miles they clock up across cities in the UK, reinforcing the brand’s sustainability ethos “step by step.” Continue reading

01Dec/22

Research shows nearly three-quarters of social housing residents would not be able to cope with an unexpected expense

The Resident Voice Index™ (RVI), a project that gathers the views of social housing residents from across the UK, released its latest report, Cost of Living: Crunch Time, which indicated most respondents are experiencing a lower quality of life. Based on a survey of 5,700 respondents, the report reveals that almost three-quarters (73%) said they would not be able to cope with an unexpected expense, such as a higher-than-expected household bill. Continue reading

28Nov/22

Gangs, drill music, and police databases

The Met has overhauled its ‘Gangs Violence Matrix’ database following a legal challenge by human rights organisation, Liberty. The tool is used by the police force to identify and monitor people suspected of being involved in gang-related crime.
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22Nov/22

How to test if we’re living in a computer simulation

Melvin M. Vopson, University of Portsmouth

Physicists have long struggled to explain why the universe started out with conditions suitable for life to evolve. Why do the physical laws and constants take the very specific values that allow stars, planets and ultimately life to develop? The expansive force of the universe, dark energy, for example, is much weaker than theory suggests it should be – allowing matter to clump together rather than being ripped apart.

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22Nov/22

World Cup 2022: Fifa’s clampdown on rainbow armbands conflicts with its own guidance on human rights

Sophie King-Hill, University of Birmingham

The 2022 men’s World Cup host nation Qatar is known for its human rights abuses relating to women, migrant workers and those from the LGBTQ+ community. Same sex relationships in Qatar are illegal and punishable by up to seven years in prison. As Qatar is hosting one of the most popular global sporting events, these human rights abuses are now under scrutiny on the world stage.

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20Nov/22

GRAMMY-NOMINATED INTERNATIONAL POP SENSATION KIM PETRAS JOINS THE ASCAP FAMILY

International pop sensation and critically-acclaimed songwriter Kim Petras has signed with ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Her recent collaboration “Unholy,” with Sam Smith was nominated on Tuesday for a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The song rocketed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Global 200 charts, #1 worldwide on Spotify and Apple Music, #1 on the UK Official Singles Chart and has racked up more than 300 million global streams. Her latest release “If Jesus Was a Rockstar,” is available now. Continue reading

19Nov/22

Bodyswaps and Meta Immersive Learning partner to launch grant

Bodyswaps has today announced an exciting partnership with Meta Immersive Learning to empower 100 higher and further education institutions with access to virtual reality hardware and software across the UK, North America, France and Belgium. Continue reading