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One in Three ‘Always Concerned’ About Their Safety and Security

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NUREMBERG, Germany /PRNewswire/ —

In Brazil and Turkey that rises to over a half
Sweden, Germany and Netherlands lead for feeling safe
Women not always more safety concerned than men
Close to a third (32 percent) of the online population across 21 countries firmly agree[1] they are always concerned about their safety and security, compared to ten percent who firmly indicate[1] that they are not.

GfK asked over 25,000 people online how strongly, on a seven point scale, they agree or disagree with the statement, “I am always concerned about my safety and security”. Looking at the top-two boxes (agree) and bottom two boxes (disagree) allows businesses to understand those countries and audience segments with the strongest concerns around safety, in order to identify business opportunities and design offers that support the specific needs within each market.

Latin American countries, Turkey and Russia are in the top five for numbers who are always concerned

In Brazil and Turkey, over half of the respondents gave a ‘top two’ agreement indicating that they are always concerned about their safety and security: Brazil standing at 64 percent and Turkey at 54 percent of their online populations. They are followed by Mexico at 48 percent, with Argentina (43 percent) and Russia (42 percent) not far behind.

For the Latin American countries and Russia, this correlates with the higher levels of violent crime and homicide recorded in these countries, while Turkey’s level of concern is likely to be the effect of a perceived risk of being affected by terror attacks.

Sweden, Germany and Netherlands have highest levels of perceived personal safety

By contrast, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands show the highest percentages who firmly disagreed with the ‘always concerned’ statement – indicating higher perceptions of personal safety in those countries. In Sweden, 30 percent firmly disagreed with the statement, followed by Germany and Netherlands at 22 percent each.

In Sweden it is the men who lead on feeling secure, with a third (34 percent) of men firmly disagreeing with the ‘always concerned’ statement, compared to just a quarter (26 percent) of women. In Germany and the Netherlands, those is more evenly divided, standing in Germany at 24 percent of men and 20 percent women and, in the Netherlands, at 23 percent of men and 21 percent of women.

Click to view the infographic showing results for all 21 countries

Women not always more safety concerned than men

Internationally, women are slightly more likely than men to state firmly that they are always concerned about their safety and security – standing at 34 percent of women compared to 30 percent of men; just four percentage points difference.

Looking at individual countries, the biggest gender differences are seen in Turkey, Russia, and Spain, which all show 12 percentage points difference in the number of women always concerned versus the number of men.

However, in Hong Kong, Belgium and the Netherlands, it is the men, not the women, who show slightly higher numbers saying they are always concerned. In Hong Kong, 39 percent of men firmly agree with the statement (three percentage points more than for women), while Belgium stands at 18 percent of men (one percentage point higher) and in the Netherlands it is 11 percent of men (four percentage points higher).

Age has little impact on concerns for personal safety

Those aged 20-29 and 30-39 years old are the most likely to agree firmly that they are always concerned about safety, standing at a third (33 percent) of each age group. But there is very little difference between these and the other age groups. Amongst 40-49 year olds, 32 percent say they are always concerned, while for those aged 60 or over it is 31 percent. Teenagers (15-19 years old) stand at 30 percent, followed by those aged 50-59 at 29 percent.

To download the complete findings for each of the 21 countries, please visit

Notes to the editors

1. Bottom two boxes and top two boxes from a seven point scale, where 1 means “disagree strongly” and 7 means “agree strongly” with the statement, “I am always concerned about my safety and security”.

Source: GfK

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July 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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PARIS, YOKOHAMA, Japan and GENEVA /PRNewswire/ —

Alliance membership highlights its commitment to sustainability as a cornerstone of its business
Partnership confirms Alliance’s aim to contribute towards a zero-emissions, zero-fatalities future
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has become the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, joining forces with over 200 international companies promoting global sustainability.

The Alliance’s commitment to sustainability is a cornerstone of its business, as sustainable decisions help drive innovation. While Renault-Nissan develops the cars of the future, it is also focused on creating products that enhance society, increase mobility for all and help solve today’s most significant safety and environmental challenges.

Renault-Nissan is the global leader in electric vehicles. The Alliance has sold more than 340,000 zero-emissions vehicles since 2010. Its engineers are also working on developing Autonomous Drive, connectivity and other next-generation technologies towards the Alliance goal of zero-emissions and zero-fatalities.

Peter Bakker, WBCSD’s President and CEO said, “As we move toward the low carbon economy, it’s imperative that we have strong and forward thinking leaders in the automobile sector. We look forward to working with Renault-Nissan Alliance to deliver the business solutions that will address serious global challenges, and hope they will create new global benchmarks for more sustainable car companies.”

The Renault-Nissan Alliance shares the Council’s objective to advance sustainable business around the world. It aims to play a key role in the creation of a sustainable future in the nearly 200 countries where it operates.

Blanca Garcia
Renault-Nissan Alliance
Tel: +33(6)10-90-06-49

Felicity Glennie-Holmes
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Tel: +41-228393110


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July 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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Press Conference For Inaugural Launch Of UN Women’s HeForShe University Parity Report

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HeForShe IMPACT University Champions to launch the first-ever University Parity report on gender equality in academia

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ —


As part of the HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 initiative, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador will join ten Presidents from some of the world’s leading universities (Georgetown University, Hong Kong University, University of Leicester, Nagoya University, Oxford University, University of São Paulo, Sciences Po, Stony Brook University, University of Waterloo and University of the Witwatersrand) at a press conference to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report. The press conference will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly on 20th September 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO


S-237, Press Conference Room, United Nations Secretariat, New York


Tuesday September 20th 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

For press covering the event at the UN Secretariat in New York, UN press accreditation is required. More information at:

We also ask that you RSVP to by August 3rd, 2016

Join the conversation: Follow @HeForShe on Twitter and share your messages using #HeForShe #IMPACT10x10x10 #ParityReport

About UN Women
UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. For more information, visit

About UN Women HeForShe
Created by UN Women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. For more information, visit

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July 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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Homage to Modern Day Heroes

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LISBON, Portugal /PRNewswire/ —

Christian Louboutin and deliver the Cuban National Team with an elegant look for iconic moments.

Christian Louboutin, renowned for signature red soles, teams up with French E-concept to support the Cuban National delegation in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As Official Supplier of the Celebratory Outfit they provide nonperformance outfits for formal occasions, with designs taking cues from Cuban heritage and athletes themselves. A source of inspiration and guidance, Cuban former and current athletes had an active part in shaping the collection.

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Henri Tai, founder of, lent expertise from his former life as a professional athlete whilst Louboutin has drawn inspiration from sports for decades: “It´s that elegance and fluidity of movement of someone who is so in control of their body that fascinates me. At the Olympics, it feels like they put on performance gear and simultaneously turn into superheroes that defy gravity, that defy time, that defy all rules of physics. We designed the celebratory outfit for the moment they turn back into humans, still in that glory moment, still in their light but heading back to the real world. ”

Through custom fittings with athletes, and consultation with former Olympians, the look created expresses chic Cuban style on an athletic silhouette while not compromising the comfort and fit they seek as the world looks on. Henri Tai, explains “the clothes need to fit spectacular athlete bodies – they are definitely not sample size or average, neither in length of limbs, nor in proportions. It was our mission to make them look tailor-fitted and great”.

A high-top trainer and loafer style for men offers a snug fit for the light tread of gymnast Manrique Larduet Bicet and elegance to the remarkable size 51.5 foot of wrestler Mijaín López Núñez. The kitten heel sandal for female athletes, adds a touch of glamour without forgetting their stage is the track, the pitch, the ring.

The concept was brought to life within a Parisian atelier; sharply tailored jackets, red for men and beige for women, equally suited for delicate shoulders of judoka Dayaris Mestre Alvarez or biceps of Judo Alex Garcia Mendoza. The jackets contrast with interchangeable trouser, shorts or skirt and proudly carry the nation’s flag on the breast pocket. The five- pointed star is used as an emblem of luck upon the back of athlete’s jackets.

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Source: Christian Louboutin and

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July 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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Asian Countries Need to Address Growing Disease Risks Among Youth

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-Tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity emerging as top disease risk factors among Asian youth
WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Asia has a window of opportunity to curb a rising epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) by tackling key risk factors among Asian young people, according to new research from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).

PRB, a global nonprofit that analyzes public health issues, notes that NCDs are the leading causes of death globally and in most countries in Asia, and are among the top public health challenges of the 21st century.

Asia is facing a growing epidemic of the four main NCDs — cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. These share four key risk factors: tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet.

The four risk factors are all modifiable behaviors that are typically initiated or established during adolescence or young adulthood and set the stage for NCDs later in life. Young people in some Asian countries already have high levels of multiple risk factors, and these are likely to rise further in the absence of action.

The report, Addressing Non Communicable Disease Risk Factors Among Young People: Asia’s Window of Opportunity to Curb a Growing Epidemic, recommends strengthening regulations governing the food industry such as setting maximum salt, sugar or saturated fat content in food products, food labelling, and taxes on soda.

The report, by PRB senior research associate Toshiko Kaneda and PRB senior policy analyst Reshma Naik, urges the creation of safe public spaces and infrastructure for sports, active transport, and other forms of physical activity; the introduction of effective school-based interventions on diet and physical activity; and involving young people, families, schools, and communities in addressing the issue of physical inactivity and unhealthy eating.

This package of publications, supported by the AstraZeneca Young Health Programme (YHP), includes a policy report, data sheet, and comprehensive data appendix that highlight the importance of taking action now to address NCD risk factors among young people in Asia.

The Population Reference Bureau ( informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.

PRB Contact: Peter Goldstein: 1.202.939.5407;

Source: Population Reference Bureau
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July 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

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Tier 3 Global Emergency Spill Response Services Added to Polyeco Group’s Service Portfolio

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DUBAI, UAE /PRNewswire/ —

With the largest privately owned stockpile of oil spill response equipment, including Hazardous Noxious Substance (HNS) response and waste management capabilities, operated by trained and experienced personnel strategically located in over 20 locations worldwide, Polyeco Group now offers the first truly integrated Global Tier 3 emergency spill response service.

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Built around a foundation of 6 regional facilities all with significant stockpiles located in North America, South America, Northern Europe and Southern Europe (including the Mediterranean), Middle East and the Far East, plus local and global alliance partnerships, Polyeco Group has the capability to respond to a client’s response and waste service needs anywhere in the world.

This approach to the provision of Tier 3 services based on regional capabilities and local partnerships enables Polyeco Group to mobilise with greater flexibility providing rapid, full services on-site in a cost effective manner. Services are supported by a global network of industry recognized experts, practiced and qualified to provide gold standard expertise for incident response and management in any climate and environment.

David Cook, Technical Director of Emergency Response, commented, “We have established regional response centres focused on customer needs. Containerised and customised equipment packages, along with an expert workforce are on stand-by to be mobilised at any time should an incident occur.”

All essential incident support functions are available from Polyeco Group, including personnel to assist in your incident command organization, responders at site, equipment stockpiles, dedicated response vessels, resource management, soil/water remediation and waste export or processing faculties. Services are always tailored to customer needs.

Polyeco Group CEO, David Nazha, added, “By compiling the vast experience of our personnel and assessing previous spill incidents, Polyeco Group has been able to identify and address common issues in spill response operations and fill those gaps. The conclusion of this assessment resulted in the creation of the first and only fully integrated, Tier 3 service provider.”

Polyeco Group can be reached 24/7 at their emergency response number +44-203-500-7659, or via

For further information, please contact:

David Nazha, CEO,

David Cook, Technical Director Emergency Response,, +971-55-736-4530

Source: Polyeco Group

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July 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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Qualcomm Earnings Release Available on Company’s Investor Relations Website

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SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the Company’s financial results for its third quarter ended June 26, 2016 through an earnings release that is available on the Qualcomm Investor Relations website at The earnings release will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on a Form 8-K and will be available on the SEC website at

As previously announced, Qualcomm will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter results which will be broadcast live on July 20, 2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) at An audio replay will be available at and via telephone following the live call for 30 days thereafter. To listen to the replay via telephone, U.S. callers may dial (855) 859-2056 and international callers may dial (404) 537-3406. Callers should use reservation number 44801007.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit

Qualcomm Contact:
Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
Phone: 1-858-658-4813

Source: Qualcomm Incorporated
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July 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm

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