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Friday 8 March, 2013 Three Tyneside-based Fixers are drawing on their own battles with food in a bid to break down the stigma and misconceptions around eating disorders. Led by Jane O’Mahoney, 22 from South Tyneside, the young women want to use their personal experiences to raise awareness of the psychological impact of having an eating disorder. They want people to understand that having an eating disorder isn’t just about being consumed with weight control, but it is often accompanied by intense periods of depression too. Working with Fixers, the national movement of young people ‘fixing’ the future, they are planning to visit schools and colleges across Tyneside to talk to 16 to 18-year-olds. A report about their campaign will feature on ITV News Tyne Tees on Tuesday, March 12 from 6pm. “I was angry with food, as ridiculous as that sounds,” says Jane, who developed a... (more)

Don’t let your life be ruined by seeking five minutes of teenage internet ‘fame’

Monday 3 June, 2013 A Harrogate Fixer is warning other teenagers about the dangers of following the trend of posting provocative pictures of themselves online. Jade Weatherill, 17, has seen the negative impact other young people have suffered as a consequence of seeking internet ‘fame’ in this way. Now working with Fixers, the national movement of young people ‘fixing’ the future, Jade is leading a group which is producing a viral advert to get their message across. Aimed at urging 13 to 17-year-olds not to fall victim to the fad, the viral advert will be posted on social media websi... (more)

Devon teens on a mission to halt ‘disposable fashion’ trend

Tuesday 4 June, 2013 A pair of Torbay Fixers are urging others to feed their fashion senses by re-cycling clothes rather than chucking them away. Working with Fixers, the national movement of young people ‘fixing’ the future, A-level students, Brittany Benton and Livvy Dimeck, both 17, held a ‘swishing’ event at their school, St Cuthbert Mayne, to encourage fellow students to swap unwanted clothes rather than throw them away A report about their campaign will feature on ITV News West Country on Thursday, June 6, from 6pm. With cheap clothes readily available on the high street, Britt... (more)

DNUK Releases Zetavault 3.0 ZFS Storage Platform

Thursday 31 October, 2013 DNUK has released version 3.0 of the Zetavault storage platform. Zetavault is a Linux based ZFS storage software platform with enterprise class features which allows you to turn commodity hardware into centralized data storage servers at significant cost savings. Zetavault eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of what traditional storage vendors charge. The software can be installed on any 64-bit X86 system on which Linux can be installed. A free 60-day trial version is available to download. Zetava... (more)

Dave Hartley, Global Marketing Director of Invensys Eurotherm, talks about ‘Hitting Your Performance Targets’ at Aero Engineering Show

Friday 8 November, 2013 Eurotherm is launching four new products on Stand C8 at the Show, 12th – 13th November, aimed at ensuring compliance and high performance in regulated industries 7 November, 2013: Invensys Eurotherm, a global supplier of measurement and instrumentation for process and machine control applications, is launching four new products at the Aero Engineering Show on 12th -13th November aimed at helping regulated industries meet their performance targets. Dave Hartley, Global Marketing Director, who is speaking at the event in conjunction with partner Invensys IMSer... (more)