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News Archive: August 2020

Anelka: Netflix documentary on 'misunderstood' French footballer fails to persuade

In recent years, Netflix has produced several major sports documentaries. Icarus is an example of a film that seeks to uncover the troubling – and often hidden – realities of doping in sport. Others, such as the recent series about Michael Jordan, The Last Dance, are essentially works that enable a star to promote themselves.

Netflix has promoted its new documentary Anelka: Misunderstood as providing a detailed and balanced portrait of the now retired French footballer Nicolas Anelka. Many reviewers agree. I’m not so sure. To me, it feels instead like a film where the presence of the protagonist has been predicated on providing largely flattering coverage without asking searching questions.

This article by Jonathan Ervine, Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies, School of Languages Literatures Linguistics & Media  is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 August 2020

The Moon and stars are a compass for nocturnal animals – but light pollution is leading them astray

Many nocturnal animal species use light from the moon and stars to migrate at night in search of food, shelter or mates. But in our recent study we uncovered how artificial light is disrupting these nightly migrations.

This article by Svenja Tidau, Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Biology, Plymouth UniversityDaniela Torres Diaz, PhD Candidate in Biology, Aberystwyth University, and Stuart Jenkins, Professor of Marine Ecology, School of Ocean SciencesBangor Universityis republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 August 2020

Climate change is impacting the spread of invasive animal species

Research by a team of experts from Bangor University, and the German Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and University of Greifswald’s Zoological Institute and Museum has revealed how climate change may be assisting the spread of invasive species.

The results of their study which have just been released in the journal “Ecography” indicated considerable potential for the Asian shore crab to spread further north, along the coasts of Northern England and Norway.

Publication date: 6 August 2020

Study reveals impact of powerful CEOs and money laundering on bank performance

Banks with powerful CEO’s and smaller, less independent, boards are more likely to take risks and be susceptible to money laundering, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Bangor University Business School where the research was originally conceived.

Publication date: 4 August 2020

What lies beneath - university’s seabed survey pinpoints historic wreck

The last resting place of a historic Anglesey-built fast sea raiding vessel featured in a 1951 British film has been pinpointed by sonar in a new survey by experts from Bangor University.

Publication date: 3 August 2020

Awards Aplenty in Wales’ top Book Awards

Two Bangor Universoty academics shortlisted for the English and Welsh categories of Literature Wales’ Welsh Book of the Year Awards have been successful in being awarded prizes and Ifan Morgan Jones then went on to be awarded both the overall Welsh language Llyfr y Flwyddyn book of the year category and the Golwg Barn y Bobl people’s vote award.

Publication date: 1 August 2020