Xbox Adaptive Controller welcomed by UK charities and gamers with disabilities

A new Xbox and Windows 10 controller that lets people with disabilities plug in the assistive aids they already own to play games has been welcomed by charities in the UK. The Xbox Adaptive Controller allows those with limited mobility to use their own buttons, joysticks and switches to mimic a standard controller, so they can play any videogame. This allows them to choose which assistive aid will make the character jump, run or shoot, for example, without relying on pressing specific buttons on the controller that came with the…

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Worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon writes unsung women heroes into history

Less than 20% of Wikipedia biographies feature women Hundreds of online activists from more than 20 countries will edit and fill the “glaring gap” of women human rights defenders on the global encyclopaedia People across the world took to the internet on the 19 and 20 May to write women human rights defenders into history as part of Amnesty International’s first worldwide Wikipedia edit-a-thon. BRAVE:Edit, in collaboration with Wikimedia (Wikipedia’s non-profit organisation), will see hundreds of activists from more than 20 countries take to the global encyclopaedia to upload biographies…

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BCAP’s note of clarification on its e-cigarettes health claims consultation

BCAP is publishing a note of clarification on its September 2017 consultation about whether to remove the ban on health claims in e-cigarettes advertising. Please see the attached note for further details. BCAP wishes to allow four weeks for interested parties to comment if the note of clarification changes their view of BCAP’s original proposal. If you would like to respond, please send your comments to e-cigarettes@cap.org.uk by 5pm, Monday 18 June 2018. Links http://www.asa.org.uk http://www.asa.org.uk/resource/bcap-note-of-clarification-on-e-cigarette-advertising.html

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Penelope Cruz Shines A Light on Conscious Luxury

Atelier Swarovski deepens its commitment to conscious luxury with a new fine jewelry collection created in collaboration with Penélope Cruz, which was unveiled by the actress on the red carpet at Cannes. Made with Swarovski Created Diamonds, Swarovski Genuine Topaz, created gemstones and 18-karat Fairtrade Gold, the collection showcases the sustainability and innovation at the heart of Atelier Swarovski. Previewing select pieces in advance of the launch of her full Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry collection during Paris haute couture week this coming July, Penélope wore earrings and a matching ring…

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London Mayor plans junk food ad ban on public transport

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to impose a ban on junk food advertising on public transport, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Khan is consulting on the plans that would see adverts for unhealthy food and drink that are high in fat, salt or sugar banned across the entire Transport for London network, including London Underground, Overground and the capital’s buses and bus shelters. The Mayor said the measures are designed to tackle the “ticking timebomb” of childhood obesity in the capital. Cancer Research UK’s director…

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