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Why do car manufacturers think that oil-based fabrics are more sustainable than leather?

The world of automobiles is currently undergoing its biggest period of change since they were first introduced over a century ago.  From that moment they have transformed the way we live, but now the way we live is changing, and the automobile is being forced to adapt. It is appropriate that the industry should rethink all aspects of its production at such a moment, but it is vital that it uses common sense and properly thought out science in doing so.

New study finds that 40% of academy staff are at risk of resigning

In the largest independent study into the driving forces behind staff retention in England, 40% of academy staff — and 46% of teachers — said that they have considered resigning from their current post in the past three months.

Mootral receives funding from the Swiss Climate Foundation to reduce methane emissions from cows

Mootral is proud to announce that the Swiss Climate Foundation has endorsed and decided to help fund its efforts to protect the climate by reducing cattle’s methane emissions.

Europaweite Feierlichkeiten zum Auftakt des Internationalen Tags der Personalarbeit

20. Mai 2019 wurde unter der Schirmherrschaft der European Association for People Management (EAPM) zum ersten Internationalen HR-Tag in ganz Europa erklärt.

Europe-wide celebrations for inaugural International HR Day

May 20th, 2019 has been designated the first-ever International HR Day across Europe, led by the European Association for People Management (EAPM).

Young Traders Market set to hit the nation

AMBITIOUS plans are afoot to give budding 16 to 30-year old retail entrepreneurs the chance to shine a light at a series of special markets across England.

EUROPE’S PUBLISHERS SUPPORT WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY: WE UNDERMINE OUR PROFESSIONAL PRESS AT OUR PERIL

The European Publishers Council (EPC) is delighted to sponsor the fifth edition of “Difference Day” taking place in Brussels today, 3 May, to celebrate UN World Press Freedom Day.Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director of the EPC said: “We call on Europe’s Governments to consider the consequences of all and any legislation on the freedom of the press, whether intended or otherwise.  With fake news a very real threat to our democracy, our professional press has never been more crucial.  News publishers, who take all the financial risks and carry all the legal

Novel therapies slow CKD progression in patients with diabetes

The recently published CREDENCE study [1] showed that SGLT2 inhibitors can slow progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in diabetes patients in addition to the effects seen with RAAS blockade. The study results were presented at the World Nephrology Congress in Melbourne and showed that Canagliflozin was associated with a 34% risk reduction of the renal end point (end stage renal disease, doubling of serum creatinine or renal death). The previous day, the SONAR study had shown that the selective endothelin A receptor antagonist, atrasentan, reduced the risk of renal events in a specially selected CKD cohort with diabetes to a similar extent (35%).

Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!

Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Although survival and quality of life are significantly better compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients nevertheless have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. One recently published study [1] shows current data and derives important conclusions for further long-term improvements in outcomes after kidney transplantation – a highly topical issue, especially for cost reasons and in the event of organ or donor scarcity.

Offene Horizonte: Schätze zu Humboldts Reisewegen

Die Sonderausstellung »Offene Horizonte - Schätze zu Humboldts Reisewegen« im Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim gibt ein facettenreiches Bild von Alexander von Humboldt wieder, der vor 250 Jahren, 1769, in Berlin geboren wurde und Wegbereiter einer neuen, ganzheitlichen Auffassung von Wissenschaft war. Zwei große Expeditionen führten ihn nach Südamerika (1799-1804) und über das Baltikum nach Russland und Zentralasien (1829).

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