MPs just voted overwhelmingly to back an Article 50 Bill

Wednesday 1 February 2017 7:41 pm Mark Sands whatsapp whatsapp By contrast 114 MPs, including 56 members of the Scottish National Party, voted against the Bill.A large number of the remaining votes against the Bill came from the Labour party, despite Jeremy Corbyn instituting a three line whip ordering his MPs to back the legislation.Any members of Corbyn’s frontbench who voted against it will be expected to be replaced, and Labour revealed that shadow environment secretary Rachael Maskell and shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler had resigned in the build up to the vote.Shadow education minister Tulip Siddiq was the first to quit, resigning last week, and was followed days later by shadow secretary of state for Wales Jo Stevens.It came after full day of debate that saw former chancellor George Osborne argue the government was prioritising immigration over the economy, and warn that Brexit negotiations with the EU should be expected to turn “bitter”.MPs will hold a final vote on the Article 50 Bill on 8 March before debate moves to the House of Lords. An overwhelming majority of almost 500 MPs have expressed their support for a Bill granting Prime Minister Theresa May the power to begin Brexit negotiations.In the first vote in the House of Commons on the Article 50 Bill, 498 MPs backed the legislation moving to the next stage, where amendments can be tabled. Share Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapMore People Now Use YouTube Than Facebook or Instagram – What Happened?The WrapNFL nixes Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp plan; team to train inSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?Vegamour MPs just voted overwhelmingly to back an Article 50 Bill read more

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Spring has sprung: Londoners to bask in 16-degree heat today

Parts of the country are expected to be hotter than Istanbul, where the mercury will just about reach 12 degrees, according to a report in the Independent.Londoners should make the most of the sunshine as temperatures are expected to dip to 12 degrees on Friday as the cloud thickens – though there will be bright intervals throughout the day.The weekend, however, is looking rather more drab – we will experience patchy rain at times with some drier spells, although temperatures could reach highs of 14 degrees on Saturday, so it’s not all bad news.The tail end of last month saw the UK experience the hottest day of the year so far with the mercury reaching higher than average temperatures of 17 degrees. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeInFamilyMag.comMan Orders Pizza Every Day For 10 Years Until Employees Realize Something Is Very WrongInFamilyMag.comUndoalldelishThe 14 Healthiest Vegetables on EarthalldelishUndoOpulent ExpressThese Newborn Quadruplets Are One In A Million — Check Out Their Unique FacesOpulent ExpressUndoLife IndigoMeghan Markle Takes Off Her Makeup And This Is How She Really LooksLife IndigoUndoGasSpouts.comDon’t like your hard to use Gas Can Spout – Get a replacement spout that works!GasSpouts.comUndoyourhelthcare.comThis Is What Will Happen When You Eat Bananas Every Dayyourhelthcare.comUndoDefinition30 Largest & Insane Military Vehicles In The WorldDefinitionUndoTheTopFiveVPNGive Your Zoom Meetings More Protection With VPNTheTopFiveVPNUndoFar & WideChange The Way You See The World With 45 MapsFar & WideUndo Spring has sprung: Londoners to bask in 16-degree heat today Nina Edy whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Share The official beginning of spring is just under two weeks away, but the weather has been gracing us with a preview of what’s to come.Following a turbulent February, those in London and the South East will welcome a dry and bright day with plenty of sunny spells today – with maximum temperature hitting 16 degrees, says the Met Office. Thursday 9 March 2017 11:44 am read more

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Premier Oil doubles profits as it eyes new North Sea project

whatsapp Premier Oil doubles profits as it eyes new North Sea project Thursday 23 August 2018 9:44 am The company saw revenues rise 14 per cent to $643m, with higher oil and gas prices making up for lower production so far this year, which Premier blamed on planned shutdowns at its Huntington and Solan fields and lower Singapore gas demand.Read more: French oil giant Total pulls out of Iran over US sanctionsHowever, a ramping up of production in the firm’s North Sea Catcher field has since boosted production rates by 18 per cent, and Premier expects production to hit between 80,000 and 85,000 barrels of oil per day this year.Its performance meant Premier managed to bring its net debt down slightly to $2.65bn, while cashflow took a hit from a $50m reduction in the firm’s joint venture cash balance to fall by almost a quarter to $224.6m.Meanwhile, operating costs increased from $12.4 per barrel to $13.1 per barrel due to higher costs of storing and producing oil in Catcher field. Premier Oil struck it rich with its half-yearly results today, posting a doubling of profits to almost $100m (£78m).Higher oil prices pushed the British energy firm’s profits after tax up from $40.7m in the first half of 2017 to $98.4m for the six months to the end of June this year. Joe Curtis The results come just a day after Premier approved its Tolmount gas project in the North Sea, which it believes should produce 500bn cubic feet of gas from 2020. It plans to begin construction in December.Chief executive Tony Durrant said: Share Shares flew up three per cent in early morning trading to £1.25.Read more: Wood Group slips to loss as it hails recovery in oil and gas arm “Premier met its operational targets for the period. The Catcher area is now at plateau production rates which, together with higher commodity prices, is driving free cashflow generation and net debt reduction.“We have progressed our development projects while maintaining strict capital discipline. We can also look forward to a high-graded exploration and appraisal programme which has the potential to deliver very significant value for the business.” Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy FanUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndoVitaminewsFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldVitaminewsUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndo whatsapp More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com read more

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Haines manager candidates address borough staff

first_imgLocal Government | SoutheastHaines manager candidates address borough staffApril 24, 2017 by Emily Files, KHNS-Haines Share:Brad Ryan is a candidate for Haines Borough Manager. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)Debra Schnabel is a candidate for Haines borough manager. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)12

Brad Ryan is a candidate for Haines Borough Manager. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)Debra Schnabel is a candidate for Haines borough manager. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)

The interview process to choose Haines’ next municipal leader began Monday morning.Local residents Debra Schnabel and Brad Ryan are the two finalists for the borough manager job.They answered questions from borough staff — their potential employees — during the first round of interviews.Audio Playerhttp://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/24ManagerStaffwINTRO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Ryan has worked for the borough for a little more than a year and a half as public facilities director.Right now, he is serving as interim manager for the second time. So, the staff already have experience with his leadership.“I would say the employees should only recommend me as manager if they’re happy with how I’m working with them now,” Ryan said. “If they’re not, they shouldn’t. I completely believe that.”Some of the staff have already publically supported Ryan by signing a petition created by resident Dave Long.Supporters include police chief Heath Scott, water/sewer manager Scott Bradford, fiscal chief Jila Stuart and museum director Helen Alten.Schnabel addressed the awkwardness of the situation.She said she understood that if she were hired, Ryan would step back to public facilities director.That, in turn, would bump Shawn Bell back to harbormaster and Gabe Thomas back to assistant harbormaster.Both had temporarily moved to higher positions when Ryan was chosen as interim manager.“I can appreciate many things, the turmoil in the situation,” Schnabel said. “I know there are members of staff that have been promoted into other positions and that if I were chosen it would disruptive. But I believe that I have your best interests at heart.”Schnabel also did not shy away from the fact that she has taken political stances on certain issues, including the contentious small boat harbor expansion.“I’ve been asked in relation to the harbor, ‘Debra, would you stop the harbor project?’ Of course not,” Schnabel said. “All of the projects that are in the works right now, they’re in the works because that’s where the community has taken it.”Schnabel knows she has a reputation for being tenacious, but as manager, she said she would set aside her personal and political opinions.Schnabel is currently the director of the Haines Chamber of Commerce. She’s previously served as an assembly member and borough staff member.She also has managed public radio stations KHNS and KBRW in Barrow.Schnabel said as manager, she would work to improve connections between the government and community.“That’s one of the things now that we as a community recognize, there’s a lot of turmoil. There’s a lot of contention,” Schnabel said. “I think I can help bring together and explore some of the differences we are experiencing and find some common ground.”Ryan was asked a couple questions Schnabel was not, including what he thinks the differences are between the two of them.Ryan said Schnabel seems to have a more “direct” management style and that as chamber director, she has more business ties.In terms of what he could bring to the job that Schnabel might not, Ryan emphasized his ability to “keep things calm.”“I’m calm, I like to bring things down, I like to not get them excited,” Ryan said. “I think I can bring a lot of people together. I think I’m really good at mediating situations when they’re excited. And I listen to the surrounding environment and what people want, I think that’s what I bring to that Debra wouldn’t.”Prior to working for the borough, Ryan led local and regional watershed councils and worked as a research scientist.He strives to be a good manager by showing his employees he has confidence in them, he said.“That’s how I like to manage, I’m not heavy-handed at all,” Ryan said. “Sometimes people say ‘you listen too much, you’re not speaking enough,’ I don’t think that’s true. I try to listen and I try to make a good decision.”The candidates will continue to distinguish themselves in two more rounds of interviews.Community meetings are Monday night starting at 5:30 in the library. Interviews with the assembly are Tuesday night at 5:30.After that, the assembly is set to make a decision on who will be the next borough manager.Share this story:last_img read more

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Photos: Preston Singletary’s Indigenous funk band Khu.éex’ plays Juneau

first_img Juneau storyteller Gene Tagaban dances withKhu.éex’ at Centennial Hall on Monday, January 28, 2019. Tagaban played flute and sang as part of the performance. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Vocalists Nahaan, Sondra Segundo, Stephen Blanchett and Gene Tagaban sing with Khu.éex’ at Centennial Hall on Monday, January 28, 2019. The Seattle-based band played the 16th Annual World Music Celebration in Anchorage before their Juneau concert. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Juneau hip hop duo Chris Talley and Arias Hoyle opened for Khu.éex’ at Centennial Hall on Monday, January 28, 2019. The duo released a video for their song “Zibit” in November which honors southeast Alaska’s history and culture. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé senior Arias Hoyle raps as the opening artist for Khu.éex’ at Centennial Hall on Monday, January 28, 2019. The Juneau MC has released two videos for his song “Zibit” and “Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan (I Love You My People)” sponsored by Tlingit and Haida’s Tribal Family and Youth Services department’s Native Connections program. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) The Seattle-based Indigenous funk band Khu.éex’ played Juneau’s Centennial Hall Convention Center on Monday as part of their Alaska tour. The 11-person ensemble shared original and traditional music inspired by band founder Preston Singletary’s southeast Alaska roots. Their third album “Héen” — which translates to “water” in Tlingit — is being released this winter.Juneau emcees Arias Hoyle and Chris Talley opened the event with their hip hop duo, performing songs “Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan (I Love You My People)” and “Zibit.” Alaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Juneau | KXLL | KXLL Tune In | SoutheastPhotos: Preston Singletary’s Indigenous funk band Khu.éex’ plays JuneauJanuary 30, 2019 by Annie Bartholomew, KTOO Share: Share this story:,The concert was sponsored by Sealaska Heritage, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and KTOO Public Media.Listen to Preston Singletary’s interview on “Juneau Afternoon:”Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/01/Preston-Singletary-Interview-011119-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The concert was sponsored by Sealaska Heritage, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and KTOO Public Media.Listen to Preston Singletary’s interview on “Juneau Afternoon:”Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/01/Preston-Singletary-Interview-011119-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Tlingit glass artist and founding member of the band Khu.éex’ Preston Singletary plays bass at Centennial Hall with Sitka percussionist Ed Littlefield on drums, Monday, January 28, 2019. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO)last_img read more

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Taking a ride with the last dog team left in Utqiaġvik

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Arctic | North Slope | Outdoors | Sports | TransportationTaking a ride with the last dog team left in UtqiaġvikMarch 1, 2019 by Ravenna Koenig, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Geoff Carroll and his helper Asa Elavgak taking the dogs out of their pen to be hooked up to the sled, Jan. 31, 2019. Carroll has been mushing since 1986. (Photo by Ravenna Koenig/Alaska’s Energy Desk)For hundreds of years, dog teams powered long-distance travel in northern Alaska.Of course, now snowmachines, planes and cars have pretty much taken over the job of getting people around the North Slope.But in Utqiaġvik, there’s still one dog team left, and their musher has been getting around the tundra by dogsled for more than 30 years.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/03/01LASTDOGTEAM.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It’s a beautiful afternoon with an orange sun blazing low in the blue sky, as Geoff Carroll and his 13-year-old helper Asa Elavgak wade into the dog yard to get the dogs hooked up to the sled. The dogs are yelping with excitement, and in its eagerness, one almost hauls Elavgak off his feet.“So if you lift them up like this,” Carroll says, lifting one of the dogs by its harness so only its back feet are on the ground, “you get ‘em in two-wheel drive instead of four-wheel drive.”This advice only gets Elavgak so far. By the time he gets the dog over to the sled, he’s winded.“Asa needs to get a little bit bigger to handle these dogs,” Geoff jokes.“Yup!” Elavgak agrees with a laugh.After all the dogs are linked up to the line, Carroll stands on the back of the sled and shouts “KIITA!” (which means “let’s go” in Iñupiaq) and we’re off.Suddenly, everything goes quiet — at least where the dogs are concerned. The only sounds are the squeaking of the snow, the creaking of the sled and the occasional thumps as we barrel over a mound or divot in the terrain.We pass through the space between houses, across residential streets, and head out over the tundra and frozen lagoons north of town.“Bouncing over the sastrugi,” Carroll narrates as we rattle over wind-sculpted grooves of snow, the afternoon sun throwing our shadow against the white.“About as pretty as anything gets, as far as I’m concerned,” Carroll says, absorbing the scene. “The wide open country and sun shining on the horizon, and all those beautiful colors in the clouds.”Asa Elavgak (standing on the sled) and Geoff Carroll (right) with Carroll’s dog team on the shorefast ice north of Utqiaġvik. Jan. 31, 2019. (Photo by Ravenna Koenig/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Alaska is, of course, famous for its sled dog racing, but that’s never been where Carroll’s interest lies. He’s an expedition guy.In fact, his introduction to mushing was on an expedition to the North Pole in 1986: Known as the Steger International Polar Expedition, it was a 56-day, 1,000 mile trek over sea ice by dogsled.The trip was a tough one, says Carroll, with rough ice conditions that made for slow-going, and temperatures down to 70 below zero. But it left him with enormous respect for sled dogs. As he puts it, he got hooked. And within a year, Carroll had his own dog team.Since then it’s been a passion of his, though never his day job. He moved up to Utqiaġvik the same year he was introduced to mushing, though he’d been working up there seasonally for about a decade already on bowhead whale surveys. He then spent 27 years as a biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, a job he retired from a few years ago.Over his time living in Alaska’s far north, he’s done dozens of multi-day trips and visited almost all of the North Slope villages.“You can head out the back door and mush 200 miles to Umiat and Anaktuvuk (Pass) or whatever,” he says.”Not a single road or power line or anything between here and there.”I ask Carroll if he’s ever gotten lost.“Gotten lost? Oh I used to be lost all the time before they invented GPS,” he says.When Carroll says “lost,” what he means is that he only had a vague sense of where he was; he never got lost in a dangerous way. Nowadays he uses GPS to navigate, but back in the mid-1980s, when he was new on the North Slope, he didn’t have that option.“When I first moved here, I figured out pretty quick that the only way you could really get out and see the country and do things was to find an elder that would take you along,” he recounts.He says the elders he went out with knew the country so well, they could leave their houses and make a beeline straight for a hunting camp fifty miles from town without a compass.“You could never figure out how in the world they could do that in this country without a lot of landmarks and things,” he says.Geoff Carroll, who’s lived on the North Slope since the mid-1980s, is the only musher still running a dog team in Utqiaġvik. “Sad but true,” he says, “I’m the only team left now.” Jan. 31, 2019. (Photo by Ravenna Koenig/Alaska’s Energy Desk)As we bump across the snow, Carroll describes some of the more memorable things he’s seen from this sled over the decades: the surprising sharpness of the dogs’ shadows in the moonlight, for example, and what a bunch of caribou looks like when you suddenly find yourself in the middle of it.“Oh it’s just total chaos,” says Carroll. “The dogs don’t know what to do, the caribou don’t know what to do, and you’re all kind of moving along there in unison. Pretty cool.”Carroll is the first to admit that dog mushing is not a very practical way to get around. You have to feed the dogs, take care of them, hook them up to the sled, put them back in their pen. With a snowmachine, on the other hand, you gas it up and you go. When I ask him why he’s the only one left in Utqiaġvik with a dog team, he says he’s not as pragmatic as most people.Not that pragmatic, sure, but for Carroll, running dogs is about a lot more than getting somewhere. He loves the quiet of traveling by sled, and he loves the animals.“I get to go out and run with … my six best friends,” he says. “Go out and run across the country, you know. They love it. I love it.”He also says that it’s taught him some valuable life lessons.“You learn a lot of patience,” he says. “You know, just kinda keep plugging away, plugging away and you get there eventually … Pretty good strategy for life, too. You just keep at it and, you know, if you really believe in what you’re doing, you make some progress towards it someday.”Carroll says he would love to see dog sledding continue in Utqiaġvik after he retires from it. He’s given mushing lessons to both kids and adults over the years, but says he’s always looking for new people (who think they might enjoy a bit of non-pragmatic tundra travel) to share it with.Share this story:last_img read more

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Pharmalittle: Existing drugs driving higher prices; Baselga lands at AstraZeneca

first_img Pharmalittle: Existing drugs driving higher prices; Baselga lands at AstraZeneca By Elizabeth Cooney Jan. 8, 2019 Reprints GET STARTED [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Tags drug developmentdrug pricingpharmalittleSTAT+ Log In | Learn More What is it? Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here in Boston, filling in for Ed Silverman while he’s reporting from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. You can see STAT’s team coverage of the gathering in the Readout @ JPM. Here’s what we’re watching in biopharma today:The costs of oral and injectable brand-name, outpatient drugs increased annually between 2008 and 2016 by 9 percent and 15 percent, respectively, and the price hikes were largely driven by existing drugs, such as insulin, according to a new study described by STAT. When excluding new drugs — those that became available within three previous calendar years — annual costs rose by 8 percent and 16 percent for oral and injectable medicines. This was five to eight times the general rate of inflation in the same time period. General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19.center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Alex Hogan/STAT STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. @cooney_liz About the Author Reprints Pharmalot What’s included? Elizabeth Cooneylast_img read more

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The Democrats shepherding Pelosi’s drug pricing bill have taken plenty of campaign cash from pharma

first_img Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED The Democrats shepherding Pelosi’s drug pricing bill have taken plenty of campaign cash from pharma By Lev Facher Sept. 24, 2019 Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints What’s included? A version of this story appeared in this week’s D.C. Diagnosis, STAT’s weekly newsletter about the politics and policy of health and medicine. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox.WASHINGTON — The fate of Nancy Pelosi’s sweeping drug pricing bill rests in the hands of lawmakers who received more campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry than almost all other Democrats, according to a STAT review of campaign finance records. What is it? Log In | Learn More Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) Jessica Hill/APcenter_img GET STARTED Politics Lev Facher @levfacher lev.fache[email protected] STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Tags Congressdrug pricingpolicylast_img read more

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Police charge three after investigation into rural crime in state’s south

first_imgPolice charge three after investigation into rural crime in state’s south Three men have been charged after an investigation into rural crime in the state’s south.In May 2020, investigators from Monaro Police District’s Rural Crime Investigation Team and the Australian Federal Police commenced a joint investigation after a number of rural-related break and enters and thefts.These thefts targeted government chemical storage facilities, private farms and Rural Fire Service sheds.Farm equipment and chemicals like herbicides and pesticides worth several hundred thousand dollars were stolen from across NSW and the ACT.Following inquiries, investigators recovered a significant amount of stolen chemicals, property and machinery later that month.A 25-year-old man was charged with break & enter house etc steal valueFollowing further investigations, police arrested a 34-year-old man and a 29-year-old man at the Queanbeyan Police Station yesterday (Tuesday 2 February 2021).The men were charged with two counts of break, enter and steal, larceny and participate in a criminal group.The charges relate to alleged thefts from businesses and properties at Googong, Hoskinstown and Primrose Valley.Both men were granted conditional bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday 29 March 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Act, Australia, Australian, Australian federal police, break and enter, Chemical, Criminal, Federal, Government, Hoskinstown, investigation, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Police, police, property, queanbeyan, stolenlast_img read more

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Further $3 million to be distributed to people impacted by Wooroloo and Hills Fire

first_imgFurther $3 million to be distributed to people impacted by Wooroloo and Hills Fire Presiding Chair Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas today announced further payments of up to $55,000 will be sent to owners, owner / occupiers and occupiers who experienced structural damage and loss of contents as a result of the devastating Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire.The Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire Appeal ended on 31 March with more than $16.7 million received in donations.The latest announcement means that nearly 80 per cent of the funds will now be distributed to those impacted.Local Government authorities in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring are continuing to assess and review applications.Presiding Chair Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said that the rapid disbursement of funds and substantial payments will hopefully ease some of the financial burden for those who have been affected by thedevastating bushfire.“Thank you to the Western Australian community for coming together and donating so generously to the Wooroloo and Hills Fire appeal,” he said.“This Fund is unique in that every dollar donated will go directly to the people and communities affected by this terrible bushfire.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, bushfire, City of Perth, City of Swan, community, Dollar, fire, Government, Local Government, Loss, Perth, Swan, Western Australia, Wooroloolast_img read more

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