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A new messaging tactic on the left: Drug prices rise, as pharma prospers from tax law

first_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. By Lev Facher July 9, 2018 Reprints What’s included? Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. WASHINGTON — A tax policy group here is trying to rally outrage over last year’s Republican-backed tax cut by pointing to one of its main beneficiaries: the pharmaceutical industry.Americans for Tax Fairness, a coalition of left-leaning groups that advocate for placing a heavier tax burden on corporations and the wealthy, said in a report that drug companies are “among the biggest winners from the Trump-GOP tax cuts, but they are sharing few of the benefits with their employees and are offering no pricing relief to their customers.” Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @levfacher What is it? Log In | Learn More Tags pharmaceuticalsWhite Housecenter_img Lev Facher GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Politics [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. President Trump with Pfizer CEO Ian Read in July 2017 during an event to highlight a new American-made drug packaging product. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A new messaging tactic on the left: Drug prices rise, as pharma prospers from tax law last_img read more

Road repair in Ballyfin, tree trimming in Clonaslee and flooding in Rosenallis

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Council Road repair in Ballyfin, tree trimming in Clonaslee and flooding in Rosenallis NewsCouncil By Alan Hartnett – 25th March 2021 Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest TAGSBallyfinBorris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick MunicipalClonasleeEdmund KennyRosenallisSeamus McDonald Council Electric Picnic Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months Electric Picnic Clonduff, Rosenallis and Hillside, Clonaslee and Brockera, Ballyfin Road repair, tree trimming and flooding were three issues that arose at the recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district.Fianna Fail Councillor Seamus McDonald mentioned issues in three Laois villages.In Ballyfin, Cllr McDonald requested that Laois County Council repair the road at Brockera, Ballyfin. This road, he says, was taken in charge in 1987.In reply, senior engineer Edmund Kenny said Laois County Council would review the legacy roads schedule to confirm if this road was previously taken in charge.In Cllr McDonald’s second motion, he requested the council trim back trees at Hillside, Clonaslee also at Slieve Bloom Park.He said: “The height of the trees is impacting on the lights in both estates.“Many residents have contacted me to see if something can be done.”Cllr McDonald also asked that the flooding problem at Clonduff, Rosenallis ‘be resolved’.In reply to both of these motions, senior engineer Edmund Kenny said he would meet Cllr McDonald at both locations to assess what needs to be done.SEE ALSO – Laois Abroad: Shooing kangaroos and a garden of cockatoos – meet the Abbeyleix native loving life in Central Queensland Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, March 25, 2021Next article‘Mars bars’ rather than barbells as Laois success of late 90s ‘cyclical’ rather than engineered 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. Pinterest Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival Facebook Road repair in Ballyfin, tree trimming in Clonaslee and flooding in Rosenallislast_img read more

IIROC fines two B.C. brokers

PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case The penalties were given after an IIROC hearing panel held in between November and December 2011. The hearing panel found that between April 2008 and March 2009 both Myatovic and Lowe failed in the roles as gatekeepers by facilitating manipulative or suspicious trading activity in client accounts. At the time, Myatovic was a registered rep in Prince George with Canaccord Capital Corp. (now Canaccord Genuity Corp.) while Lowe was working as a rep in Vancouver with Research Capital Corp. (now Mackie Research Capital Corp.). Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Related news Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Fiona Collie The Toronto-based Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has fined two British Columbia-based brokers for failing in their roles as gatekeepers. IIROC gave Marco Myatovic a fine of $500,000 and a permanent ban from registering in any capacity for his actions while Doreen Lowe was fined $100,000 and a three-year ban from registering in any capacity. Lowe must also complete the Conduct and Practices Handbook before returning to the industry. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Diaspora Movement in Southern USA to Benefit from Performance of NDTC

first_imgRelatedDiaspora Movement in Southern USA to Benefit from Performance of NDTC Diaspora Movement in Southern USA to Benefit from Performance of NDTC UncategorizedDecember 29, 2006 RelatedDiaspora Movement in Southern USA to Benefit from Performance of NDTC RelatedDiaspora Movement in Southern USA to Benefit from Performance of NDTCcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The internationally acclaimed National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) will perform at the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on February 10, next year.The special one night performance will be hosted by the South Florida based cultural association, Jamaica Awareness Incorporated, under the auspices of the Jamaica Consulate General. The proceeds from this event will benefit the development of the Jamaican Diaspora movement in the Southern USA.Co-founder of the NDTC, Professor Rex Nettleford said that new works by young, talented and vibrant choreographers, would showcase the company’s new mode of operation, embracing renewal and continuity.He pointed out that several pieces would explore the intricacies of Jamaica’s culture, including ‘Variations a Ska’ by Christopher Walker; while Clive Thompson, the Jamaican dancer of Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre fame would pay tribute to international reggae star, Robert Marley, in his work, ‘Ode’. Costumes for ‘Ode’ were designed by Cedella Marley, daughter of the reggae star.Included in the one night performance will be a piece titled ‘Katrina’, which deals with the impact of that hurricane during the summer of 2005 in New Orleans.In his latest work, Professor Nettleford said that ‘Katrina’ would take a socially conscious look at the depth of hurricanes, chronicling despair and hope, characteristic of Caribbean people.At a recent media luncheon at the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts, Jamaica’s Consul General, Ricardo Allicock said that the upcoming performance would showcase Jamaica’s talent to the broader community.He noted that culture and entertainment were only a few of the many areas in which Jamaicans have positively impacted the world and praised the co-operation of the Jamaica Awareness, Incorporated culture group and the Jamaican Diaspora movement in creating a partnership to engage and support activities in the interest of Jamaicans at home and abroad.Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board member to the Southern USA, Marlon Hill, and Jamaica Awareness President, Sydney Roberts, also cited the partnership to promote, present and celebrate Jamaican culture through this special performance in South Florida. The mission of the Jamaican Diaspora Foundation is to unite and galvanize Jamaicans across the globe, through their talents and resources in developing areas of interest for the benefit of their local communities as well as the development and support of Jamaica.President and Chief Executive Officer for the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts, said his organization was pleased to partner with the Jamaican Diaspora through an investment in the cultural landscape of the Broward community.The Jamaican community, he said, had a rich culture and heritage that has been contributing to the local economy of Florida. Advertisementslast_img read more

Groups in Australia and Japan join forces to highlight damage caused by their nations’ coal trade

first_imgGroups in Australia and Japan join forces to highlight damage caused by their nations’ coal trade Australia InstituteCivil society groups in Australia and Japan have teamed up to release a new report that examines the damage caused by coal mining in Australia and coal consumption in Japan, shining a light on the costs of Japan’s reliance on Australian coal.The report by the Australian Conservation Foundation, the Australia Institute and major Japanese climate organisation Kiko Network highlights the impacts on the climate, human health, ecosystems and wildlife habitats as a result of Japan’s use of Australian coal.Japan is the world’s fifth largest greenhouse gas emitter. More than 60% of the coal it burns is imported from Australia. Australian coal burned in Japan produces around 490 million tonnes of greenhouse gas per year that contribute to global climate change.Japan is Australia’s biggest coal customer. Coal demand from Japan is a key factor in the expansion of coal mines and Australia’s coal export industry.In recent years, the expansion of Australian coal mines has affected the Great Barrier Reef, critically endangered animal species, forests (including koala habitats), rivers, farms, rural communities, human health and First Nations rights.Burning Australian coal contributes to the poor air quality in Japan’s cities. It is estimated that at least 60,000 premature deaths occur from air pollution in Japan every year.Japanese companies own stakes in many coal mines in Australia, including some of the most controversial mines in the country.The Australian Conservation Foundation’s Gavan McFadzean said:“This report brings to light the true costs of Australia’s coal trade with Japan – on koala habitats, water resources, human health, rural communities and First Nations’ rights.”Kiko Network’s Kimiko Hirata said:“Japan relies heavily on coal, but people in Japan barely know the impacts incurred in Australia due to our consumption of coal. We need to end the utilization of coal power by 2030 – not only for the climate, but also for nature and the people of Australia.”Richie Merzian, Director of the Climate & Energy Program at The Australia Institute, said:“Australia is the third largest exporter of fossil fuels in the world, yet the government is only interested in further growing its coal and gas exports to the region. As a result, Japan and Australia both suffer more climate damage. The emissions in Japan from burning Australian coal are roughly equivalent to all the climate pollution emitted in Australia every year.”The groups, which are calling for Australia and Japan to phase out their coal trade by 2030, will use the new report to raise public awareness as part of their advocacy for the move from dependence on high-risk coal and nuclear energy to a sustainable future based on clean, safe renewable energy sources. /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:air pollution, air quality, Australia, Australia Institute, Australian, Australian Conservation Foundation, climate change, conservation, Government, Great Barrier Reef, human health, Japan, Japanese, public awareness, renewable energy, sustainablelast_img read more

2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography packs a supercharged V8

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. When is it coming? This fall.Should you buy it? Well, the first thing you should know is that whatever the price is, Range Rover claims that the SVAutobiography Dynamic will only be on sale for a year. So, if you want one of the fastest — if not the fastest — compact SUV that just happens to be capable of traipsing down a pretty gnarly trail, then you’d better get your name on a list pretty darn soon. RELATED TAGSLand RoverVelarSUVAWD / 4x4LuxuryNew YorkLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesNew York Auto Showall-wheel drive To handle all this power, Range Rover upgraded the air suspension, recalibrated the all-wheel-drive system and electronic rear differential, and fitted huge P265/40R22 Pirelli Scorpion performance radials. Not to ignore the company’s off-road heritage, the Dynamic Edition still has a approach angle of 24 degrees and approach is 27.5 degrees, both figures in the Velar’s off-road mode. Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic  Handout / Land Rover ‹ Previous Next ›center_img What is it? The hot-rodded edition of Range Rover’s compact luxury sport brute.Why does it matter? A cynic might say, with some credibility, that Jaguar Land Rover does this SV thing with all its products. And they’d be right, the British automaker eventually shoehorns its supercharged V8 into any engine bay even remotely capable of housing eight pistons and a blower.That might be factually true, but even a skeptic has to admit 550 horsepower is a convincing argument for optimism. If that’s not persuasive enough, how about 502 pound-feet of torque? Still not enough? How about a zero-to-100 km/h sprint time of just 4.5 seconds? Sports car-like performance from an SUV that weighs 2,090 kilograms before you climb aboard. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS advertisement Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Rover Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography DynamicHandout, Land Roverlast_img read more

Full Service Restored at Most Public Hospitals

first_imgRelatedFull Service Restored at Most Public Hospitals Full Service Restored at Most Public Hospitals Health & WellnessOctober 1, 2010 RelatedFull Service Restored at Most Public Hospitals RelatedFull Service Restored at Most Public Hospitalscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Health is advising that full service has been restored at most of the island’s public hospitals. A few hospitals continue to offer emergency services only.The Following is the status of public hospitals across the island including the University Hospital of the West Indies:Hospitals offering full serviceSt. Ann’s Bay RegionalKingston PublicVictoria JubileeNational ChestSav-La-Mar Cornwall Regional Bustamante Hospital for ChildrenBellevueFalmouthNoel HolmesAnnotto BayPort MariaPercy JunorPrincess Margaret St. JosephsSir John Golding Rehabilitation CentreHope InstituteHospitals offering emergency services onlyUniversity Hospital of the West IndiesSpanish Town Linstead MandevilleMay PenBlack RiverPort AntonioFor further information individuals may contact the Ministry of Health National Emergency Operations Centre at 366-1105, 36-1110.The Ministry will continue to monitor the situation and advise the public accordingly. Advertisementslast_img read more

FTC probes broadband privacy

first_img Amazon reels in MGM AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 MAR 2019 T-Mobile US chief predicts market rebound Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Previous ArticleIndonesia towerco lets Docomo drone system flyNext ArticleKT completes 5G trial using Samsung Galaxy S10 Tags AT&TT-Mobile USVerizon Author Home FTC probes broadband privacy Verizon shuffles executives Related The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ordered top broadband providers to share previously undisclosed details about their privacy policies, as concerns about data breaches and money-making methods mount.In letters to AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile US and Google Fibre, the agency demanded details on what categories of personal information they collect about users or their devices; techniques for collecting that information; whether the data is shared with third parties; internal policies for allowing access to the data; and how long it is stored.The FTC also asked whether and how user information is aggregated, anonymised or deidentified; if consumers can opt-out of the collection, retention, use and disclosure of their data; can users correct or delete their personal information; and if providers have denied or degraded a user’s service after they opted-out of data collection.Its move comes as the FTC steps-up pressure on tech giants in the wake of high profile data breaches and as concerns about how much control users have over their data grow.In 2018, US operators faced backlash following reports that third parties improperly gained access to mobile subscriber location information.Facebook, Apple and Google parent Alphabet were quizzed by politicians over their data collection and protection practices after the personal information of millions of Facebook users was leaked to data mining company Cambridge Analytica.The FTC is reportedly negotiating a billion-dollar fine with Facebook. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

Hurricanes, Marijuana Affecting Local Florists

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. For many people, the first thought upon receiving flowers is typically who sent them and why, knowing only that the bouquet came from a local florist.Thought isn’t always given to where the flower grew — where it was tended until it was ready to be plucked and shipped away to the florist — until that shipment route gets interrupted and the flow of flowers stops.That’s the case for florists across the country in the aftermath of hurricane season, especially after Hurricane Irma caused chaos in Florida in late August and early September, shutting down the Miami International Airport, a major flower hub for shipments from Central and South America.“You’re looking at Ecuadorian roses flying into Miami,” said Penny Kiger, owner and designer at Woodland Floral in Kalispell. “They closed down the airport for each storm. If you were relying on roses for sure, and that was the only way you were getting them, you were in jeopardy.”Given the nature of flowers and their limited lifetimes, it didn’t matter if an order for a September wedding was placed back in March — the flowers need to grow and ship close to the date.“It doesn’t matter that you ordered three months ago — a storm is a storm, and Mother Nature wins,” Kiger said.Tracy Styke, owner at Kalispell’s Flowers by Hansen, said the hurricane season wreaked a bit of havoc on her business.“We had issues with Irma,” Styke said. “From all the flowers from Colombia coming in from Miami.”One way to avoid these issues is to diversify the flower supply chain, but Kiger said her shop was hit with various speed bumps this summer. A popular flower wholesaler in Spokane closed down, affecting one method of supply.A different kind of natural disaster also came into play: Shipments of carnations that come from Oregon and shipped via Yakima and Spokane were stalled because wildfires had closed Interstate 84.“A few weeks ago, I had to call (a client) and say, ‘I’m so sorry,’” Kiger said. “We had no carnations.”Economic forces are also part of the equation, Kiger said, with farms in California uprooting their flower products and planting marijuana as a cash crop instead now that it is legal there.Before the Spokane wholesaler closed, Kiger said they informed her that the prices for Gerbera daisies would be increasing because the farm they normally use was switching over to cannabis.There are plenty of places to get flowers, she said, with great farms in Canada and California still stocking florists’ shelves. Most floral shops in the Flathead Valley have learned to diversify, especially when it comes to shipping in flowers.Most shops don’t rely on air travel, Kiger said, instead opting for driven deliveries. But if the flowers are coming from Spokane and the mountain passes between here and there are snowed in, for example, the deliveries just don’t get filled.“If they can’t get to us, they can’t get to us,” Kiger said. Emaillast_img read more

News / Airlines looking to add spice with freighters as confidence in cargo soars

first_img By Alex Lennane 09/07/2018 © Dipankar Bhakta Cargo carriers have found India a tough market to crack. ASL’s QuikJet Cargo struggled to attract integrator partners and was stymied by regulatory issues. Jet Airways appears to have moved away from the idea of operating freighters and last year signed an agreement with AF-KLM Cargo. A source at the airline told The Loadstar recently the economics of a freighter operation for Jet simply didn’t work.DHL subsidiary Blue Dart Express remains the most successful freighter operator in India.However, the challenge of operating freighters in India has not put off its flag carrier. Air India’s cargo boss, Abhay Pathak, told Asia Cargo News the airline was looking to charter a 747 freighter for daily services to Europe and the US.The carrier is looking to increase tonnage from 250,000 tonnes a year to about 350,000 tonnes within a few years.The indebted airline, due to be privatised but failed to attract any bidders, is also hoping to attract higher-yielding cargo, such as pharmaceuticals.“There is a need for an Indian carrier like us to use freighter aircraft to change the paradigm,” said Mr Pathak.  “Belly space can only satisfy the requirements of the market up to a certain extent, but not beyond that.”“To be honest, freighters are the need of the hour for us. The only thing is, the organisation has to make a call on when and how we’d like to go about it.“We can really use them for places like Hong Kong and Shanghai, as well as connecting Dhaka and Colombo to the US. We can play a very big role with a hubbing operation. The requirement will not be less than a daily 747 freighter to Europe and the US.”It’s not only Indian airlines looking to capitalise on a freight boom.Philippines low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific has signed an agreement with IPR Conversions to convert two of its ATR72-500s into freighters. The first is due to be delivered in the fourth quarter to Cebgo, a low-cost sister carrier to Cebu Pacific.“We will be able to offer cargo capacity that no other carrier in the Philippines can provide,” Lance Gokongwei, president and CEO of Cebu Pacific, said.“With the freighter aircraft, we will further support the growing needs of the logistics industry, especially as the Philippines’ e-commerce businesses expand rapidly and look for faster delivery schedules.”New carrier Air Belgium is also considering launching freighter operations, according to Cargo Forwarder.Meanwhile, Lufthansa Cargo has taken advantage of a strong 2017 by ordering two new 777 freighters. Set to be delivered in February and March, the plan is to phase out the carrier’s MD-11F fleet to become a pure 777 freighter operator – although the MD-11s will continue to operate in the current favourable market conditions.“This major investment in the future of Lufthansa Cargo has been made possible by last year’s outstanding results,” said Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman. “This is a fitting reward for the tremendous efforts of all Lufthansa Cargo employees and emphasises that we have taken the right course at an early stage.”center_img Newfound confidence in air freight after a bumper 2017 and surging e-commerce sales, is seeing more passenger airlines look to freighters.Spicejet, a low-cost Indian passenger carrier, is to receive its first freighters this month, 737-800BCFs, according to Business Standard.An official said the carrier would start operations between the metro cities and gradually evolve to offering international destinations.The plan, first mooted in 2015, is ambitious: SpiceJet said it had two 737-800s undergoing conversion to join the fleet this month, but plans to have a 20-strong freighter fleet by 2022. It has 28 737-800s in its passenger fleet.last_img read more

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