Tory MPs call for Dominic Cummings to resign

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniorszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost FunDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitioninvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.com An ally of the Prime Minister told the Mail on Sunday that Johnson would stick by Cummings and that “it’s not like he was visiting a lover”. “It’s very clear that Dominic travelled when everybody else understood Dominic’s slogans to mean stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. Show Comments ▼ “When he came back to London, which was on 14 April, he has remained in London since and hasn’t been back to Durham so there are lots of things being said here which are completely untrue.” whatsapp A growing group of Conservative MPs are calling for Dominic Cummings to resign after he allegedly broke lockdown to travel to Durham twice. “If he doesn’t resign, we’ll just keep burning through Boris’ political capital at a rate we can ill afford in the midst of this crisis,” he said. Stefan Boscia Downing Street continues to back Cummings, with a Johnson ally telling the Sunday Times that the Prime Minister would not throw him “to the dogs”. Steve Baker, Simon Hoare, Damian Collins, Sir Roger Gale, Peter Bone, Caroline Nokes and Craig Whittaker have all called for Boris Johnson’s chief aide to resign this morning after new evidence came out last night in the saga. A statement from Downing Street last night said the second story was not true and transport secretary Grant Shapps this morning denied that Cummings had travelled back and forth between London and Durham twice during the lockdown. “I think there are more stories today, I was seeing about has he travelled backwards and forwards, accusations that he then went back up to Durham again further times and I understand completely untrue,” he said. whatsapp Shapps told Sky News this morning it was “completely untrue” that Cummings returned to Durham after being seen at Downing Street on 14 April.center_img “I think mums and dads who very much care about their children and have been forgoing the childcare for extended family will wonder why he’s been allowed to do this. Tory MPs call for Dominic Cummings to resign Shapps said Cummings would not be resigning over the saga. The quip is likely a reference to Professor Neil Ferguson who had to resign as a member of the government’s scientific advisory after it was revealed he was breaking lockdown to meet his married lover. “I really don’t see as we approach the Prime Minister at the liaison committee on Wednesday how this is going to go away unless Dominic goes.” Number 10 Downing Street special advisor Dominic Cummings gestures to members of the media to observe social distancing guidelines while he holds a child’s bicycle and a ball outside his home in London on May 23, 2020 after allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the country in March (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Tory MPs call for Dominic Cummings to resign Downing Street has defended the first trip to Durham, saying it was necessary so Cummings’ family could with childcare while the two parents were ill. Number 10 Downing Street special advisor Dominic Cummings gestures to members of the media to observe social distancing guidelines while he holds a child’s bicycle and a ball outside his home in London on May 23, 2020 after allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the country in March (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Tory MPs call for Dominic Cummings to resign On Friday, the Mirror and the Guardian jointly reported that the powerful adviser had driven with his wife and young son to Durham so they could self-isolate at Cummings’ parents house while he and his wife had Covid-19 symptoms. Last night, the Sunday Mirror and Observer jointly reported that Cummings was sighted at Barnard Castle near Durham on 12 April and in Durham on 19 April after he had already returned to London, meaning he had made the round trip again. Share Number 10 Downing Street special advisor Dominic Cummings gestures to members of the media to observe social distancing guidelines while he holds a child’s bicycle and a ball outside his home in London on May 23, 2020 after allegations he broke coronavirus lockdown rules by travelling across the country in March (AFP via Getty Images) Sunday 24 May 2020 11:05 am However, Tory MP and former Brexit minister Steve Baker told Sky News this morning that the former Vote Leave mastermind had to go.last_img read more

Greensill: What is the David Cameron lobbying row all about?

first_imgHasn’t a watchdog looked into this? whatsapp Greensill was the main financial backer of Liberty Steel and its collapse earlier this month has left the firm, which employs around 5,000 workers at a number of sites across the UK, facing an uncertain future. Share What about lobbying rules? Tags: David Cameron James Warrington So what has happened and who does it affect? Greensill: What is the David Cameron lobbying row all about? The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists concluded that Mr Cameron was an employee of Greensill Capital so was not required to declare himself on the register of consultant lobbyists. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp David Cameron reportedly sent a number of texts to chancellor RIshi Sunak asking for support for Greensill Also Read: Greensill: What is the David Cameron lobbying row all about? center_img Former Conservative Prime Minister Cameron reportedly sent a number of texts to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s private phone asking for support for the company through the government’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF). He is also alleged to have approached the Bank of England about the firm, which collapsed into administration. What is the Greensill row about? David Cameron reportedly sent a number of texts to chancellor RIshi Sunak asking for support for Greensill Labour has demanded an inquiry into the matter. The party has said that the collapse of Greensill, putting jobs in the steel industry at risk, could have been avoided had the Conservatives supported changes to the Lobbying Act in 2014. Labour is calling for an inquiry amid reports former Prime Minister David Cameron used his contacts to lobby for support for Greensill Capital through the government’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility. David Cameron reportedly sent a number of texts to chancellor RIshi Sunak asking for support for Greensill Also Read: Greensill: What is the David Cameron lobbying row all about? Are jobs on the line? Calls have intensified in recent days for an inquiry into David Cameron’s involvement with a banker after allegations surfaced that Lex Greensill was given privileged access to Whitehall departments. What is David Cameron’s reported involvement? Cameron was cleared of breaking lobbying rules by a watchdog after reportedly asking Sunak to support Greensill Capital through the government’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF). Tuesday 30 March 2021 8:03 pm Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng insists Cameron “did absolutely nothing wrong” in his dealings, adding that “everything was above board” with the former prime minister’s connection to the financial services company which collapsed earlier this month.last_img read more

Sockeye records set at the Chilkoot weir

first_imgBusiness | Economy | Fisheries | Food | SoutheastSockeye records set at the Chilkoot weirAugust 9, 2016 by Jillian Rogers, KHNS-Haines Share:Commercial boats set nets at the mouth of the Chilkoot River on Monday. (Jillian Rogers, KHNS)Commercial fishermen in the Upper Lynn Canal are working overtime after a flood of sockeye salmon showed up last week.So far, this season is shaping up to be a good one, with decent returns, healthy harvests and larger fish.Last week saw a couple of escapement records set for the number of reds through the weir on the Chilkoot River.“It’s a phenomenal push of fish all at once,” said Mark Sogge, Haines’ area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The cumulative total of sockeye through the weir was around 30,000 a week and half ago, he said.“Now we’re at 76,000. We’ve more than doubled. We’ve had both a record week and a record daily escapement over 13,000 in one day, and 40,000 for last week.”He said there were clues that the big run was coming, but the count at the weir had fallen off the week before. So, he was a little conservative with the openers.“Not this opening, but the week before, I did just a 24-hour opening and we harvested about 20,000 sockeye in that week,” Sogge said. “That was more conservative than people have done in the past, probably. But at that point we were sitting at 31,000 escapement and our goal range is 38,000 – 86,000.”Sogge hit the water on Monday to scope out the numbers, and where the fleet was fishing. There were about 60 to 70 boats, which is a little low, he said.“A lot of the boats were attracted to what was happening further south in Taku and the Snettisham Hatchery, which has a chance to produce a huge number of sockeye, so I think that drew a lot of boats.”This week’s fishing period in section 15-A was extended by emergency order until Thursday because of the sudden flux.The extension may be prolonged until the weekend, though nothing has been decided yet.The size of the sockeye on the Chilkoot side, which were scrawny last year, are a little more plump this season.As for Chilkat, the department isn’t expecting a big year.Some fishermen are reporting smaller fisher, though that might just be the early run, Sogge said.At the fish wheels on the Chilkat River, about 3,000 fish have been counted, with a steady 50 to a 100 fish per day.The numbers at Chilkat Lake, are OK at about 20,000 so far, Sogge said. That’s just above the minimum number that the department likes to see by now.“Our expectation is not for a strong Chilkat run, but you never know,” Sogge says.Harvest numbers for sockeye aren’t tabulated yet, but the strong chum run earlier this season saw at least 800,000 netted.The return of pink salmon was low across Northern Southeast.The commercial season in Northern Southeast lasts through September with Klehini and Chilkat chums and Chilkat sockeye. But Sogge says, until he knows more about those numbers, he’ll err on the side of caution when it comes to opener lengths in the near future.Sogge said as far as he knows, the price for sockeye and chum have stayed pretty consistent throughout the season at around $1.50 per pound for reds and $0.60 for chum.Last season saw prices drop after two previous banner years.The average for sockeye last year, according to Fish and Game, was just over a dollar and a half, while chum averaged $0.44.Next week, the fishing period doesn’t open until Monday at noon, instead of the usual Sunday. That’s to coincide with the Juneau salmon derby. And, Sogge says, it’ll give subsistence fishermen in Chilkoot Inlet more time to get their share on the weekend without the conflict of commercial boats.The commercial salmon season started on June 19 in the Upper Lynn Canal and runs until about the second week of October. Of course, that all depends on the fish.Share this story:last_img read more

Juneau students take part in national student walkout protesting gun violence

first_imgJuneau Schools | Politics | Public SafetyJuneau students take part in national student walkout protesting gun violenceMarch 14, 2018 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Katie McKenna speaks on the steps of the Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau at a student walkout protest on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Students and Juneau Rep. Justin Parish, wearing the coat and tie, listen. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)Students link arms in solidarity at a student walkout protest at the Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)Students walk on Calhoun Avenue to the Alaska State Capitol during a walk out protest in Juneau on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)Students link arms for a moment of silence on a soccer field outside Juneau-Douglas High School during a walkout protest in Juneau on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Mikko Wilson / KTOO)Students wave signs at a student walkout protest at the Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)Students wave signs at a student walkout protest at the Alaska State Capitol building in Juneau on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)123456 read more

Now Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, June 3rd Edition

first_imgBooksUncategorizedNow Read This: The Week’s Best New Books, June 3rd EditionEight top titles hitting bookshelves this weekBy Allison Ildefonso – June 3, 2014493ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe Best of L.A.FaceOff (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $27)Edited by David BaldacciIf you’ve ever wanted to see Jack Reacher and Nick Heller go head-to-head in fictional combat, the opportunity has finally arrived. This unique, 11-story anthology features the most popular characters from today’s best thriller series by writers like Dennis Lehane, Heather Graham, Lee Child and R. L. Stine, who have collaborated to create a world of collision curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). Out: June 3e338: The Art of Loïc Zimmermann (3D Total Publishing, hardcover, $35)By Loïc ZimmermannZimmermann, a French visual artist based in L.A., is a concept designer for Luma Pictures and has contributed to movies like Thor, True Grit, X-Men: First Class, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In this complete collection of his artwork, Zimmermann combines visuals, advice, and insight into the life of a man who has pursued a career as a digital artist. Out: June 3Take This Man: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $26)By Brando SkyhorseBorn Brando Kelly Ulloa, Skyhorse’s name was born from his mother’s imagination after his Mexican father abandoned the family when he was three. Alone, Maria reinvents herself and her son as American Indians in Echo Park and subsequently attempts to cover up their past by bringing a string of surrogate fathers into Brando’s life. It isn’t until he’s an adult (and makes an online discovery) that Skyhorse begins to put together the pieces of his past. Out: June 3The City Under the Skin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardcover, $26)By Geoff NicholsonThis literary thriller tells the story of a series of women who have been kidnapped and released with little to no explanation, their backs tattooed with coded maps. Questions of the maps’ meaning and the search for who is responsible prompt strange events that unfold through the work of an amateur cartographer, a criminal, a killer and his accomplice, and the involvement of a mysterious and reluctant young woman. Out: June 3Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel(Seventh Street Books, paperback, $16)By Robert RotsteinChild actor-turned-attorney Patrick Stern reluctantly returns to the courtroom to take on the case of an obscure video game creator known exclusively as “Poniard.” Poniard has been sued by major Hollywood big shot William Bishop, identified in Poniard’s latest videogame Abduction! as the kidnapper responsible for the 1987 disappearance of actress Felicity McGrath. As Parker works through the libel suit, he is thrown into a world of deception and blackmail and down a road of reckless malevolence.Out: June 3The Best of the WestChina Dolls(Random House, hardcover, $27)By Lisa SeeIt’s 1938 in the “Chop Suey Circuit” of San Francisco, and a world war is about to break out. Ruby, Helen and Grace are competing to be showgirls at the elite oriental nightclub, Forbidden City. Grace, a Chinese-American girl, has just escaped from an abusive father in the Midwest. Helen’s family is rooted in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and Ruby is carrying a secret about her heritage that could cost her everything if revealed. As the girls pursue their dreams, they are bound by a vow of loyalty, but that trustworthiness falters after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and suspicion hangs thick in the air. Out: June 3Gold: Firsthand Accounts from the Rush that Made the West(TwoDot, paperback, $19)By John Richard StephensWhen gold was discovered in 1848, California had not yet become an official part of the U.S. This nonfiction work follows the Gold Rush era from the first heady discovery to the collection of over $200 million in gold ($600 billion in current U.S. dollars). Stephens offers readers a glimpse into a world of innovation and corruption in the Golden State through the observations of people who experienced it firsthand. Out: June 3The Best of the RestMr. Mercedes(Scribner, hardcover, $30)By Stephen KingBrady Hartsfield has gotten away with murder once, but killing eight people was not enough. With the threat of another attack surfacing quickly, retired cop Bill Hodges breaks free from depression and emptiness, determined to detain the madman. King, the “master of suspense,” lives up to the moniker with this thriller about an unlikely hero and a maniacal killer aiming to put down thousands. Out: June 3 TAGSBrando SkyhorseDavid BaldacciGeoff NicholsonJohn Richard StephensL.A CultureLisa SeeLoic ZimmermannRobert RotsteinStephen KingPrevious articleThe Essential Movie Library #81: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)Next articleSlide Show: Wild and Wonderful Concept Art from Long Lost L.A. Theme ParkAllison Ildefonso RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe Holiday Season Officially Starts with These L.A. Tree Lighting EventsGorgeous Hotel Pools in L.A. 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These Are the Unsung Heroes of the 2016 Emmys

first_imgCelebrityAwards WatchThese Are the Unsung Heroes of the 2016 EmmysYou think you know, but you have no ideaBy Marielle Wakim – September 19, 20161567ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItLast night’s Emmys showcased a Hollywood that’s less old, less predictable and less–let’s just say it–white, than in years past. Jill Soloway called for big-time change in the male-dominated industry. Rami Malek became the first minority actor in 18 years to win for best male lead in a drama. Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor made the case for more trans actors. Susanne Bier, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang all had big nights. So, hooray for progress.However, this is still an award show, and as such, it is our duty to bring to you a smattering of our psychotically specific observations surrounding the four-hour broadcast. Let’s begin, shall we?Louie Anderson’s BroochLOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actor Louie Anderson attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)Brooches are one of those iconic fashion items that we all want to pull off, only none of us are the Dowager Countess Violet Crawley. And so we shy away from them in fear—how do you wear one? What would people think? But tonight, Louie Anderson set out to allay all of our trepidation for the trend, which has been showing up at the fashion shows of designers like Versace and Michael Kors. With a single fashion-forward sashay down the red carpet, he took the first step so that we could all make the giant leap.Sarah Paulson’s EyebrowsLOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sarah Paulson attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Eyebrows are like shoes: they lull us into a false sense of security. But just as everyone—yes, everyone—will notice when you wear tennis shoes with nylons, so too will they notice arches that are growing on your face like unchecked ivy. Paulson’s dark, strong, well-shaped brows are as much a part of her outfit as her plunging neckline and strategically styled pixie cut; they instantly aid in the creation of an iconic look, just as Gwyneth Paltrow’s bold brows are the one thing we all remember about her W cover shoot from September 2007.John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s ColoristLOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)It’s hard to think outside of the box when it comes to “his and hers” items, with the majority of us limiting the scope of coupley purchases to things like bathroom sinks and unforgivable engagement mugs. Leave it to Travolta and Preston, who have been married for 25 years, to give us a new set of relationship goals: his and hers dye jobs.Kristen Bell’s Cheek Sheen LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Kristen Bell attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)The art world only has a handful of true geniuses: Michelangelo. Da Vinci. Rembrandt. Siegl. Oh, you haven’t heard of that last one? Perhaps you’re more familiar with her masterpeice, aka Kristen Bell’s face. The makeup artist was the one behind Bell’s dewey, moisture-kissed cheekbones, which were almost enough to distract us from her dress (almost).Matt Damon’s AppleLOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actor Matt Damon (L) and host Jimmy Kimmel speak onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesOn a day during which Los Angeles felt like the surface of the sun, this apple, surely one from a local orchard, served its ultimate purpose: as a harbinger of fall. You didn’t need an HDTV to see juice dripping down Damon’s chin or hear the crunch of  flesh reverberating off the halls of the Microsoft Theater. Was it an Idared? Because it looks suspiciously like an Idared. Or perhaps it was a Red Delicious, only any apple aficionado knows that Red Delicious apples are out of season until late September. Is it a Honeycrisp? It is, isn’t it. If yes, someone tell us where it came from, because Trader Joe’s has been out of them for weeks.Laverne Cox’s Decolletage LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Laverne Cox attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Many women on the red carpet mentioned that they were “glowing,” which is code for dripping sweat. Cox, on the other hand, was actually glowing—her clavicles were dusted with an iridescent powder that matched the shade on her eyelids. So unless you leave your next SoulCycle class looking like the above photo, you are forever forbidden from referring to your own perspiration as “glow” or any such synonym.Rami Malek’s As-Yet-Unspoiled Innocencespeaks onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.Isn’t it precious when a young star isn’t yet jaded by the cruel ways of the world? Malek adorably referenced his shock and awe at winning by quoting his own sociopathic Mr. Robot character (which only makes it slightly less adorable): “Please tell me you’re seeing this, too.” We are, kid.Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Beyonce-Level Flawlessness  poses in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.Louis-Dreyfus is like the one friend we all have who is both a shimmering wit and also so put together that it borders on annoying (only really we’re just jealous of that friend because they always look better in our Instagram photos, and they come up with smarter captions). Her sharp tongue is as consistent as her staggering and commanding presence, and that is a feat. As Bey would say:attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.She woke…attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 25650_018She woke up like…NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends 2016 Time 100 Gala, Time’s Most Influential People In The World red carpet at Jazz At Lincoln Center at the Times Warner Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Time)She woke up like this.Leslie Jones, Human DemigodThat segment of the Emmys where accountants come out and talk about whatever it is that they talk about (Spreadsheets? The lack of true character development in the Independence Day sequel? Could be anything) is always an eye-glazer. Jones miraculously turned a dry-as-dust segment into something watchable by providing a moment of self-deprecating and honest humor through a reference to the hack of her Twitter account. Your hand may have hovered over the mute button, but you didn’t press it, and that’s a win for Ernst and Young. TAGSEmmysEmmys 2016Jimmy KimmelJulia Louis-DreyfusKristien BellLaverne CoxLeslie JonesLouie AndersonMatt DamonRami MalekPrevious articleLatino. Pro-Trump. Discuss.Next articleHistory of the CooksMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORJames Corden Is Being Called Out for a Segment Mocking Asian FoodsPhilip Righter’s Basquiats Were as Fake as His Origin Story. How the Masquerade UnraveledThose Emmy Hazmat Suits Were Created by a Major Hollywood Costume Designerlast_img read more

From Sherlock to David Attenborough: BBC earmarks March as launch date for new download-to-own service BBC Store

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekYahoo! SearchSearch For Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Friday 7 November 2014 10:04 am Catherine Neilan You will be able to download and keep individual thousands of programmes from the BBC’s archive for the first time next spring.  The iTunes-style download-to-own service, dubbed BBC Store, will go live in March 2015, following a trial early next year.  Although you can already download-to-own a number of programmes, this is expected to offer a much wider range of programming, unlocking some shows that have been languishing in the BBC archives since they were first aired.  According to industry bible Broadcast, pricing should be in line with market rates. iTunes users currently pay £3.99 for an HD episode of Sherlock on iTunes (or £10.99 for the entire third series) and £2.49 for an instalment of Life Story with David Attenborough.  Production companies will receive 30 per cent of the revenue generated by Store, with BBC Worldwide taking 70 per cent cut. Initially it will be launched on a standalone website, but will eventually be integrated with iPlayer, allowing viewers to seamlessly “search, buy and watch” via the BBC’s flagship VoD player, Broadcast reports. BBC Worldwide UK, Australia and New Zealand managing director Marcus Arthur told the publication: “Our aim is for Store to do for ownership what iPlayer has done for catch-up, “We think this will have substantial impact for consumers and give indies more revenue and an incremental route to market.” BBC Store has been several years in the planning, and was originally codenamed “Project Barcelona”.  From Sherlock to David Attenborough: BBC earmarks March as launch date for new download-to-own service BBC Store Tags: BBC Share whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Lee Kuan Yew’s Singaporean “economic miracle” in charts

first_img Joe Hall Show Comments ▼ In the wake of Lee Kuan Yew’s death at the age of 91, the former Singapore prime minister’s startling economic achievements are being remembered and celebrated.Singapore’s economic miracle, which saw the tiny South-East Asian island blossom into one of the world’s leading financial centres, was largely driven by Yew’s unrelenting (often to a fault) vision for a business-friendly city. From an average per capita GDP of just $427.9 in 1960, Singapore is now one of the richest countries on earth, with a per capita average of over $55,000 in 2013. Singapore has overtaken Asia-pacific powerhouses such as Hong Kong and Japan – as well as established European economies such as the UK.Singapore is now the world’s most expensive city, according to the Economist’s bi-annual Worldwide Cost of Living report and regularly tops the rankings for quality of life indexes – the Economist also ranked Singapore sixth in its 2013 “Where-to-be-born Index” ranking the quality of life in country’s around the world. Mercer’s 2015 Quality of Living survey ranked Singapore as the 26th best city in the world for quality of life – the highest of any Asian city – based on 39 factors including culture and environment, political stability, safety, infrastructure and the ease of doing business. Political stability was certainly a key feature of Lee’s stewardship of Singapore; the inefficiency and corruption that hampered other countries in the region were weeded out of politics yet his quelling of public dissent and harassment of political opposition to his People’s Action Party (PAP) earned him criticism abroad. Corruption in politics was partly tackled by large salaries handed to its ministers – one of the highest-paid cabinets in the world. For example, current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earns more than Barack Obama, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin combined. Lee’s influence and achievements still reverberate around the world through leaders taking influence from his model. His brand of one-party capitalism – open to investment but wary of Western liberalism – has been adopted by Beijing where Yew’s death has been granted prominent coverage. In a letter of condolence Chinese president Xi Jinping wrote that “Mr. Lee Kuan Yew and the older generation of Chinese leaders jointly set the course for the development of China-Singapore ties.”  whatsapp Lee Kuan Yew’s Singaporean “economic miracle” in charts Tags: NULL whatsapp Monday 23 March 2015 6:14 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.com Sharelast_img read more

Prescription drugs may be more affordable than you think — unless you pay cash

first_imgPharmalot Prescription drugs may be more affordable than you think — unless you pay cash By Ed Silverman Aug. 4, 2020 Reprints Adobe What’s included? Tags drug pricingSTAT+ Ed Silverman 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. GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTEDcenter_img Amid growing complaints that many Americans cannot afford their prescription medicines, most people in the U.S. who have insurance are paying lower out-of-pocket costs, but cash-paying customers are shelling out significantly more than five years ago, according to a new analysis.Overall, the average amount paid out-of-pocket for a prescription by all patients — those with and without insurance — held steady at $10.67 in 2019, which was unchanged from the year before and up just 33 cents since 2015. But commercially insured prescription costs declined from $10.83 to $8.90 between 2015 and 2019, according to the analysis by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. 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. About the Author Reprints Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Log In | Learn More What is it? @Pharmalot [email protected] last_img read more

Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests News Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Level three would be broadly similar to the restrictions imposed on Kildare, Laois and Offaly in August.But new measures for Dublin were announced sees restrictions remain in place regarding numbers of people gathering in houses and that pubs that do not serve food have to remain closed.Up to 200 spectators are to be allowed to attend sports matches in ‘large stadiums’ from this week under the plan.Pubs that do not serve food will be allowed to reopen from September 21.While 50 people will be allowed to gather indoors and 100 people outdoors in a controlled environment.This morning Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the new measures in the Government’s Covid-19 plan will come into effect from midnight.SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: The full details of the Government’s Level 1 to 5 plan for Covid-19 Pinterest The Dail has been suspended the cabinet will self isolate as Minister Stephen Donnelly awaits a test for Covid-19.Mr Donnelly requested a test this afternoon after feeling unwell.He will continue to self isolate until he receives the results of his test.The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, made the announcement moments ago and said the parliament will remain closed until next Tuesday.He told the Dáil that the entire Government is now unavailable and that, unless the Taoiseach tells him otherwise, the Dáil will not be able to sit again this week.This comes on the same day that the government announced details of their medium term plan to deal with the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.‘Protecting health, strengthening employment and supporting communities’ are three of the core elements behind the plan which has been announced by Taoiseach Micheal Martin this morning.The plan contains five levels of response to Covid-19. Right now, every county is at level 2 restrictions. Low risk is Level 1 and full lockdown is Level 5. WhatsApp Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests Twitter Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role News Previous articleLaois Direct Provision resident raises €1,000 in aid of local Saint Vincent de PaulNext articleCoronavirus: 357 new cases as unfairness of Laois, Kildare and Offaly lockdown highlighted Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic Facebook WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Alan Hartnett – 15th September 2020 Twitterlast_img read more