Professor Glyn Humphreys,1954-2016

first_imgProfessor Glyn Humphreys, Watts Chair of Experimental Psychology and Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology, died suddenly on 14th January while in Hong Kong as a Distinguished Visiting Professor.The department released a statement on its website, noting that, “Psychology has lost a wonderful friend, a caring mentor and a brilliant scientist.” Educated at Bristol University in the late 1970s and formerly holding a professorship at Birmingham University and special professorships in Germany and China, Professor Humphreys was described as a “world leading authority in cognitive neuropsychology”, according to the statement, and had been recognised by numerous awards and honours including the British Psychological Society Lifetime achievement award in 2015. “Members of the Department of Psychology have been deeply affected by this extremely sad news,” the statement continued. “Glyn was so young and so full of life and vitality. Together with his wife and colleague Jane Riddoch they brought both wisdom and experience to experimental Psychology and the Medical school. Our thoughts are with Jane and their family,” it read.The department has established a memorial webpage where those wishing to pay their tributes to Professor Humphreys can share their memories, where many former colleagues and pupils have written. Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology David Clark wrote of Professor Humphreys, “Always available, always generous, always thoughtful and never pretentious, Glyn has been a transformative head of department […] Psychology has lost a brilliant experimentalist who also had that rare ability to consistently translate his findings into something that is a genuine help to patients. Thank you Glyn for showing so many of us a better way.” Professor of Developmental Nuropsychology Dorothy Bishop echoed these thoughts. “He was kind and considerate to everyone, and never showed any sign of self-importance despite being such a major figure in the field.The whole department is in shock and is grieving the loss of a great psychologist,” she wrote.Magdalena Chechlacz, a postdoctoral fellow who worked with and was supervised by Professor Humphreys, wrote of his ability as a teacher, “He was an incredibly kind, very generous and very patient teacher. “He had this amazing ability to impart his knowledge and experience without trying to change your individual way of seeing things.”Andrew Olson, a lecturer in psychology at the University of Birmingham, noted that Humphreys was “incredibly supportive of students, young staff and international visitors, both personally and professionally.”This sentiment has been reiterated in messages from those he knew all over the world. A memorial event for Dr. Humphreys will be held at Wolfson College on Saturday May 28.last_img read more

Press release: Minister for Europe meets Belarus counterpart

first_imgFor journalists I was the first British Foreign Office Minister to visit Belarus since Belarus became an independent, sovereign state when I travelled to Minsk in September. Now Foreign Minister Makei has come to London for another historic visit – the first of a Foreign Minister of Belarus for nearly 25 years. His visit provides a valuable opportunity to make progress on a range of issues from trade to reform to regional security. I am pleased to have discussed a number of issues with FM Makei, and I encouraged Belarus to take further steps to improve political freedoms, including human rights, and economic reform. Some progress has been made in these areas but I believe it is in Belarus’ long term interest to go further. I also explained to FM Makei the UK’s grave concerns over the Salisbury incident and reminded him that Russia’s actions are of concern to all nations, including their friends and neighbours. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries It is the first visit to the UK by a Belarus Foreign Minister since 1993.The UK and Belarus have been developing our bilateral relationship since the lifting of EU restrictive measures in February 2016.The ministers used the visit as an opportunity to discuss increasing trade between the UK and Belarus, share perspectives on regional political and security issues, and Sir Alan encouraged Belarus to undertake further political and economic reform, with an emphasis on human rights and democracy.Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan said: Email [email protected] Further informationlast_img read more

COVID-19: N. Sulawesi endorses hand sanitizer homemade from local alcoholic beverage

first_imgAs the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the country, people in Manado, North Sulawesi have started to buy a local alcoholic beverage called Cap Tikus (Mouse Brand) – not to drink, but to make homemade hand sanitizer.Because of shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy governor of North Sulawesi, Steven Kandouw called for hand sanitizer to be homemade using Cap Tikus, which has an alcohol content of 50 percent, as the main ingredient.In addition, as many as 900 liters of Cap Tikus made by micro, small and medium enterprises in Tareran, South Minahasa was purchased by North Sulawesi’s COVID-19 task force to be processed into hand sanitizer, which is to be freely distributed to the public. Cap Tikus is a traditional fermented beverage originally from Minahasa that is distilled from the naturally alcoholic sap of sugar palms. The local alcoholic beverage has long been a favorite among North Sulawesi residents.As reported by tribunnews, some residents have been experimenting by mixing some of the Cap Tikus with fragrant oils to be made into a solution that is believed to have similar chemical content as hand sanitizer.”The 600-milliliter Cap Tikus is usually priced at Rp 20,000 [US$1.25], but now it is priced at Rp 50,000 as people are buying it for hand sanitizer,” said Robby, the Cap Tikus salesman from Tamaluntung village, North Minahasa, North Sulawesi on Thursday.He added that he was overwhelmed by the increasing demand for the beverage in the past three days. While the brand offers drinks with varying levels of alcohol content – from 30 to 50 percent – Robby said that most people came to buy the ones with the highest level.Engelbert Hart, another Cap Tikus seller, said that recently he could sell up to 30 bottles of Cap Tikus a day, up from the usual 10 to 20 bottles.”I am happy that more people come to buy, but I am also anxious about whether they bring the coronavirus with them or not,” said the man who has been selling the beverage for 30 years.On Thursday morning, the North Sulawesi COVID-19 task force reported that six North Sulawesi residents were under monitoring for COVID-19. Indonesia has reported 227 confirmed cases nationwide.(trn)Topics :last_img read more

iGB Affiliate announces schedule for Nordic Affiliate Conference (NAC – Stockholm)

first_img Share Related Articles Shona ODonnell, iGBiGB Affiliate (Clarion Gaming) provider of news and events for industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition services, has announced the schedule for the upcoming Nordic Affiliate Conference (NAC), which will feature many of the biggest names in Scandinavian gaming.Among the highlights of the two-day conference, which will be held at Stockholm’s Grand Hôtel between 6-7 April, will be panels on advertising and affiliate standards in the Nordics, an M&A masterclass and an analyst’s view of regulation in the region.The confirmed speakers include Better Collective’s business development director Marc Frank Pedersen, Danish Online Gambling Association CEO Morten Rønde and XLMedia CEO Ory Weihs.iGaming Business’ head of operations, Shona ODonnell, commented: “Launching our first dedicated, Nordics-focused affiliate event with such a blockbuster cast of speakers is hugely exciting, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Stockholm in April.“The Nordics have long set the standard for excellence in gaming, and with many of those leading this charge in attendance at NAC, the event will quickly become one of the most important dates on the calendar.”NAC will be hosted as a lounge-style event, enabling delegates to network in a more intimate and fluid way. The event will kick off with a welcome networking dinner on the evening of April 6. You can find out more, or register to attend the event here: http://po.st/wF6sEF. StumbleUpon Mobile Carrier Billing: Gambling operators could be losing up to 70% of revenues July 8, 2020 Submit Irish Greyhound Board orders Sportech Tote upgrade February 12, 2020 Share Stoiximan dominates first-ever Betarades Greek Bookmaker Awards January 24, 2020last_img read more