BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) paid tribute to the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2020 BMI London Awards. Honourees for Song of the Year, Million-Air Awards, Top 30 Pop Songs and Film, TV & Visual Media were celebrated across BMI’s digital and social channels. To recognise their remarkable achievements, BMI created a special page on its website where fans can watch video messages, listen to award-winning songs and take a look back at the best award show moments throughout the years. Read more
AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.
AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property. Read more
ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. The flight took place yesterday at the company’s R&D facility in Cranfield, England, with the Piper M-class six-seat plane completing taxi, takeoff, a full pattern circuit, and landing. Read more
July light vehicle sales in Europe provided surprises aplenty, not least in the UK. Without incentives or a scrappage scheme in place, UK sales totalled over *203,000 – a whopping 10.6% ahead of last year. However, the UK market is still expected to be **28-30% down at year end, according to the latest data from GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Read more
90% of Brits drink less than 2 litres of water a day, according to new research carried out by alkaline water brand Actiph, with 1 in 10 drinking no water at all.
The research also showed the nation is instead reaching for highly acidic beverages such as coffee and energy drinks.
With temperatures set to soar in the UK, these shocking figures reveal millions of Brits are risking dehydration during the impending heatwave. Read more
UK digital health and therapeutics company Huma is teaming up with the renowned Fenland Study research team at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge to begin a study to understand the progression and early signs of COVID-19 infection. Read more
The surge in online shopping caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to add £5.3bn to UK ecommerce sales this year to make a total of £78.9bn. This is according to analysts at Edge Retail Insight, the global trend forecasting arm of retail insights firm Edge by Ascential, who have updated all pre-existing forecasts to account for the significant long-term impact of COVID-19 on consumer shopping behaviours and preferences. Read more
Agreement will enable public sector bodies to fully embrace the benefits of Google Cloud
Lavazza has chosen World Environment Day (June 5th) for the launch on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video, initially in Italy, the US and the UK, of the docufilm “Coffee Defenders, a Path from Coca to Coffee”, directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia, one of the best-known voices in contemporary Colombian cinema. Read more
Players Can Race and Collect Exclusive Bugatti-Engineered Hyper Sports Cars in Game