100% Optical, the UK’s largest Optical Trade Show pulling in buyers and brands from around the globe…

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The UK’s Largest Trade Event For Optical Professionals

Will Be Bigger and Better This Year

 

100% Optical will take place at London’s Excel Saturday 7th – Monday 9th February 2015. 100% Optical was launched in February 2014 and established itself as the the UK’s largest audited trade event for optical professionals.

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Allianz Risk Barometer 2015: Businesses exposed to increasing number of disruptive scenarios

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Cyber risks jump from 7th to 3rd place for UK businesses. Loss of reputation and business interruption main cause of loss after IT security incidents. The amount of malware and malicious software for Android devices has rocketed by 400% since 2012.
Business interruption & supply chain, natural catastrophes, fire & explosion top risks for companies in 2015. Cyber and political risks are biggest movers in rankings.
Sharp increase in concern over loss of brand reputation as it rises seven places to 2nd place in the UK.

 

London, January 14, 2015. Businesses face new challenges from a rise of disruptive scenarios in an increasingly interconnected corporate environment, according to the fourth Allianz Risk Barometer 2015. In addition, globally traditional industrial risks such as business interruption and supply chain risk (46% of responses), natural catastrophes (30%), and fire and explosion (27%) continue to concern risk experts, heading this year’s rankings. Cyber (17%) and political risks (11%) are the most significant movers. The survey was conducted among more than 500 risk managers and corporate insurance experts from both Allianz and global businesses in 47 countries.

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We must be more courageous in standing up for our culture

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Yesterday, UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP spoke in the European Parliament, reflecting on the Paris attacks and the responses from European leaders.

During the speech, Nigel expressed his condolences with those affected by the attacks, and stated that he was encouraged by the response by the French people.

But he also mentioned that European leaders need to look at how this scenario was allowed to develop. Policies of mass migration and multiculturalism, leading to ghettoisation, and radicalisation across the UK and the continent need to be urgently addressed.

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Birmingham terrorism expert responds to attack on Islam

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Muhammad never responded to attacks with violence and Islam should be a bastion of free speech, says Imran Awan, a Muslim criminologist from Birmingham – the city this week at centre of controversial comments from a US news commentator. Arguing for ‘Je Suis Charlie’ and Je Suis Ahmed’, the Birmingham City University expert in terrorism says the Paris terrorists were not acting in the name of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Contingency plans needed to prevent consumer harm from new pension freedoms

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7 in 10 people with DC pots aged over 55 would prefer pension to deliver guaranteed income for life.
Half want a guaranteed income that is protected against inflation
Yet 3 in 5 people with DC pots of this age have yet to make a plan
And only half of those with DC pots say they understand what an annuity is
Just 1 in 5 say they understand what the term marginal tax rate is
1 in 10 aged over 55 wrongly believes that to limit their tax burden they should withdraw everything from their pot as one big lump sum.

New research published today by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), finds that the majority of people approaching retirement want to use their pension pots to deliver a secure guaranteed income for life, with inflation protection being very important, but many may be too confused to know how to go about achieving this goal.

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Eight Trends That Will Impact Field Service in 2015

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With so many advanced tools now available to fine-tune operations, field service organisations have reached an unprecedented transformative stage. By leveraging technology trends such as the Internet of Things, advanced analytics and smartphone and tablet integration, leading field service businesses are reinventing themselves as predictive, rather than reactive, operations. This may mean better-equipping technicians with intelligent apps that deliver real-time data and deploy analytics capabilities to make strategic decisions, or enhancing security and IT infrastructure.

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Argentinian success for Formula E School Series

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· 10 local schools competed in first ever Formula E School Series race

· Winning school ‘Técnica No 1 – Otto Krause’ lift trophy on FIA Formula E podium

· Buenos Aires ePrix hosted the opening round of the new series, organised by Greenpower Education Trust based in the UK, in conjunction with Formula E

BUENOS AIRES, Monday January 12, 2015:

A weekend of many firsts for the FIA Formula E Championship, the series not only visited Buenos Aires for the first time, but Argentina also provided a perfect backdrop for the all-new FE School Series to make its debut (on 10 January).

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Nous Sommes CHARLIE

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Its too early to know exactly what has happened. The rush to judgment and the talking heads on television attempted to explain the cowardly attacks on a very soft target in Paris but one thing is clear – we are far stronger together than any warped minds who claim to be killing for GOD.

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Book Review – White Thirst

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This is a novel based on a real story. It is set in 1979 Romania when the Soviet Union was still in existence and throttling Eastern Europe. The author has penned an exciting story that has all of the twists and turns a novel needs, holding the reader’s attention to the final page. It is a high speed, high tension, suspense story.

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