Alex Jones, brand safety, and the issue of how brands can protect themselves in a murky online world

first_img Share Monday 17 September 2018 8:22 am whatsapp To paraphrase Game of Thrones, the internet is dark and full of terrors. We’re all aware of issues on the web: the proliferation of hate speech, fake news, offensive content, easy access to pornography or violent images, even terrorist propaganda.For individuals wanting to safely navigate the online world, it’s easy to avoid the darker fringes. For brands, however, it’s a major concern, as automated ad technology can place adverts against inappropriate content, which can potentially harm a brand’s reputation – and its bottom line. whatsapp However, in the online world, misalignment can be much more damaging, with the potential for an ad to appear alongside content that is not just inappropriate, but actively offensive or even illegal.This problem hasn’t gone unnoticed – brand safety concerns are widespread. Computer vision company GumGum released a survey of US marketers earlier this year, and found that 75 per cent of brands reported at least one brand-unsafe exposure in the past year.The survey found that the consequences for a brand safety incident included social media backlash, negative press, and lost revenue.“Most responded to say hate speech is the riskiest kind of content, but also pornography and violence, as prominent risk factors,” says Ed Preedy, GumGum’s managing director of Europe.And despite YouTube’s repeated brand safety issues, respondents actually cited Facebook as the riskiest platform, due to fake news and user-created hate speech groups. LinkedIn was unsurprisingly the safest. “Unless there is a cataclysmic error, the cost of hiring will quite quickly outweigh the potential losses. Also, what a grim job to be a brand safety officer in advertising land. By the time an ad fail has done the rounds and had its 15 seconds of viral fame, there will be another controversy, fail, or presidential tweet to grab the attention of consumers.”Fergus Hay, chief executive of global creative agency Leagas Delaney, also placed scorn on the concept. “You don’t pour on the aftersun to prevent sunburn, and a Brand Safety Officer is a reactive, not proactive solution to a problem. As such, marketers should concern themselves not solely with damage limitation, but how to secure an unfair advantage by really integrating media placement into creative development. In other words what you say should be at equal measure to where you appear,” he says.Alternatively, better technology could help. Ad platforms already use semantic analysis to check whether content is appropriate for an ad. This tool looks for problematic keywords in the text and metadata on a website.The problem with these contextual tools is that they struggle with images and videos, which have become much more common on the internet.Instead, computer vision could be used to “see” the contents of an image. GumGum has technology that can analyse the pixels in images and videos for problems. Too much flesh colour in an image could indicate it’s pornography, for example. This, combined with other contextual analysis tools, could avoid brand safety issues.“Some of the major incidents over the last year or two have involved video advertising and placement around videos, where the metadata has not pointed to the real content of the video, so we would say an increase in the deployment of computer vision should be at the top of the agenda for a lot of advertisers,” says Preedy.Whatever systems you have in place, mistakes are going to happen. But by combining human input, in the form of brand safety officers, with these analytical tools that can flag up problems, brands can more reliably avoid ad misalignment, and keep their reputation safe.The internet remains dark and full of terrors, but hopefully it is getting safer too.Read more: Representation in advertising isn’t just about ‘pinkwashing’ Obviously, publishers like Google and Facebook must do more to tighten up their systems to prevent misalignment and police their platforms for fake news and hate speech, and they have belatedly started making an effort to do so. But what can brands do to protect themselves?One solution is to hire brand safety officers to inspect where ads appear, implement safeguarding strategies when an issue occurs, and liaise with the brand’s partners to make sure that they know what is and isn’t appropriate for their ad.“Given the damage that an ad placed next to fake news or offensive content can have on brand image, we’re going to see a rise in in-house brand safety officers,” predicts Nicky Palamarczuk, editorial director at content creator VCCP Kin.Sairah Ashman, chief executive of brand consultancy Wolff Olins, suggests that they could also help keep a brand tied to its core values. “In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need brand safety officers. But technology is changing the rules of engagement for businesses at a rate few are able to keep pace with.”However, others scoff at the idea. Zoheb Raza, social media director at creative agency Isobel, doesn’t see brand safety officer becoming a necessary cost of doing business anytime soon. Alex Jones, brand safety, and the issue of how brands can protect themselves in a murky online world Luke GrahamLuke is a former City AM features writer, now features editor for Tyto PR The issue of brand safety has come into sharp focus recently, when articles and videos created by Alex Jones, the right-wing US conspiracy theorist and owner of Infowars, were banned from Facebook, Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and Twitter, on the grounds that he violated rules on broadcasting hate speech.Read more: Anger-inducing adverts and the power of outrage in marketingThese platforms have been trying to combat offensive content for some time, mainly to improve the experience for users, but also to appease advertisers, especially after brand safety concerns came to a head last year.Several UK brands, including Marks & Spencer, pulled adverts from YouTube when it emerged that they were running against extremist videos. YouTube’s owner Google had to make several big changes to its ad rules in order to improve brand safety.Of course, brand safety isn’t a problem unique to the digital world. In the past, even in carefully curated spaces like newspapers, adverts could be misplaced with embarrassing or negative consequences: in 2012, a Swedish paper placed cruise ads next to a story about Costa Concordia, the ship which sank in the Mediterranean sea. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldWTFactsHe Used To Be Handsome In 81s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimWTFactsOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPaillast_img read more

Boris Johnson challenges Jeremy Hunt to commit to 31 October Brexit date

first_imgHunt responded on Twitter: “Hi Boris, it’s good to talk. But no need for snail-mail, why not turn up to Sky tonight and I’ll give you full and frank answers?” Boris Johnson challenges Jeremy Hunt to commit to 31 October Brexit date Boris Johnson has challenged his leadership rival Jeremy Hunt to commit to bringing the UK out of the EU on 31 October – regardless of whether a deal has been agreed. whatsapp Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt leaves 10 Downing street in central London after attending the weekly cabinet meeting on June 25, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) Hunt hit back by mocking Johnson’s decision to duck a Sky News debate scheduled for this evening – complete with the hashtag #BoJoNoShow “Will you join me in this commitment to leave on 31 October come what may?” In a letter published on his Twitter feed, Johnson argues Brexit must take place by the end of the extension period – or the Conservative party will “kick the bucket”. Owen Bennett whatsappcenter_img The foreign secretary has previously said he wanted to renegotiate the Brexit deal secured by Theresa May, but if there was no prospect of a new agreement by 31 October he would take the UK out of the EU without a deal. Tuesday 25 June 2019 5:01 pm In his letter, Johnson said: “For my part, I have been clear that, if I am elected leader, we will leave on 31 October with or without a deal.  The former foreign secretary challenges his successor at the foreign office to set out what concessions he would be willing make to secure another extension if a new Brexit deal cannot be agreed by 31 October. He added: “In short, this is about whether the original people’s vote will be respected. You are seeking to become Prime Minister, and people deserve to know where you stand.”  Share More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.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.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comlast_img read more

Coronavirus dents Eurozone investor confidence

first_imgThe Sentix survey showed moral deteriorating in Asia and the Eurozone. A sub-index measuring investor expectations fell to 6.5 in February from 9.8 the month before. Investors worry that the hit to the Chinese economy will have a knock-on effect on global growth. whatsapp Yet she said: “Together with recent weak data from the manufacturing sector, the slide in confidence confirms that the Eurozone’s economic outlook is set to remain subdued in the short-term, and vulnerable to further fallout from the outbreak.” (AFP via Getty Images) “Fortunately, so far the effect is limited,” Huebner said. “The strength of the USA is helping the global economy.” Beijing responded to the virus by putting the country in lockdown mode, quarantining cities, restricting travel and extending the Lunar New Year holiday. Show Comments ▼ Eurozone investor morale fell for the first time in four months in February, a closely-watched survey has shown, as fears rise about the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. However, Maddalena Martini, Eurozone economist at consultancy Oxford Economics, warned that “gauging the full economic effects from the Wuhan virus outbreak will require more hard activity data that are likely to show a greater impact than today’s headline Sentix reading”. Coronavirus dents Eurozone investor confidence (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus dents Eurozone investor confidence center_img The virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China in December, has killed more than 900 people and spread to at least 27 countries and territories. It has taken two lives outside mainland China, in Hong Kong and the Philippines. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUnify Health LabsRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health LabsAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Acura’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorFactablePut Baking Soda Around The Base Of A Tomato Plant, Here’s WhyFactableMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory Sentix’s Eurozone investor sentiment index fell to 5.2 this month from 7.6 in January. Analysts had predicted a fall to 4.1. Harry Robertson Share Sentix managing director Manfred Huebner said: “The outbreak of the coronavirus and the subsequent drastic measures taken by the Chinese government… cast a shadow over the economic outlook.” Yet the overall index for the US rose for the fourth time in a row to 20.3. The US economy has performed relatively well during the global slowdown, with jobs surging in January. whatsapp Monday 10 February 2020 10:38 am Fears over the coronavirus grew over the weekend as the death toll rose and the number of cases around the world increased. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Coronavirus dents Eurozone investor confidence last_img read more

A trade deal with Japan flickers on the horizon

first_img David CollinsDavid Collins is professor of international economic law at City University Main image credit: Getty whatsapp Share Investment is another area where the UK-Japan FTA can go beyond the JEPA, the investment chapter of which lacks commitments on investment protection and dispute settlement. This omission was partly due to the EU’s focus on promoting its experimental investment court system, whereas Japan preferred traditional investment arbitration. The UK would be wise to accept the Japanese approach to this issue, with a view to crafting deeper commitments on investment protection as well as market access across sectors. Negotiations on these issues tend to be time-consuming because they cannot be done without the participation of domestic regulatory authorities. Some have mistakenly warned that Japan would be compelled to grant preferential treatment in this area retroactively to the EU because of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) obligation in the JEPA, which would cause it to be cautious with the UK. However, the MFN provision in the JEPA specifically precludes recognition for professional qualifications or licences extended in future FTAs, such as with the UK, meaning that Japan is free to offer better treatment to the UK with regards to services professionals than it did to the EU. Some have suggested a phased arrangement consisting of an initial or interim agreement, perhaps based on a relatively straightforward roll-over of the JEPA, followed by a more comprehensive deal, including additional commitments on services next year. Opinion However, any FTA which involves tariff concessions will need to be ratified by the Japanese parliament, and the Japanese understandably would rather not have to go through this process more than once. This means that there is every incentive for them to cover as much as possible in one agreement — and to do so soon to ensure business continuity as the UK emerges from the EU’s regulatory sphere.  The UK is eager to score a major post-Brexit win by signing a trade deal with Japan (Getty Images) Also Read: A trade deal with Japan flickers on the horizon The UK is eager to score a major post-Brexit win by signing a trade deal with Japan (Getty Images) A trade deal with Japan flickers on the horizon The UK also wants ambitious coverage of professional and business services, including the recognition of professional qualifications for the providers of legal services, where the UK is a world-leader. Since many Japanese sectors are effectively open to foreign providers already, the negotiations will concentrate on practical barriers such as licencing and qualification requirements.  If one is looking for a way to capture the spirit of global Britain, surely this is it. Japan is the UK’s fourth largest non-EU export market, and eleventh globally, accounting for more than two per cent of Britain’s total exports.  The UK, meanwhile, is eager to score a major post-Brexit win to secure momentum in even bigger trade negotiations with the EU and the US. A quick agreement is in everyone’s interests — so expect to see progress before the summer’s out. The Getty Image will be here Consequently, the UK is seeking to expand upon that agreement’s rather weak coverage of its vitally important services sector, as the EU and Japan were primarily interested in reducing tariffs on agriculture and manufacturing. Wednesday 5 August 2020 3:49 am The UK’s approach to the Japan FTA is based on improving upon the EU-Japan Economic Partnership (JEPA), concluded in 2019 and currently covering Britain until the end of the transition period. While much of the attention in trade negotiations tends to focus on removing tariff barriers for goods, it is important to realise that almost half of the £29.5bn annual trade between the two countries is in services, where the UK excels. Crucially for the City, to be truly worthwhile the UK-Japan FTA must cover financial services — an area which the EU’s JEPA achieved little beyond what is available under WTO terms. While the UK already exports £4.1bn of financial services to Japan each year, the sector would benefit further from reduced barriers to cross-border trade and investment, as well as cooperation between the two countries on financial regulation.  Time is running out to put the finishing touches on the highly anticipated UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA), among the most important of the UK’s trade treaties in the new post-Brexit era.  The UK is eager to score a major post-Brexit win by signing a trade deal with Japan (Getty Images) Also Read: A trade deal with Japan flickers on the horizon However, it is not clear how much market access we can expect to achieve in financial services, a sector which has historically been unresponsive to extensive liberalisation through free trade agreements. It may end up that the agreement merely establishes a framework for further cooperation in this area, which could take time to generate concrete benefits. The UK rightly seeks the inclusion of extensive commitments on digital trade, including supporting the free flow of data between Japan and the UK with a view to supporting the development of emerging technologies such as blockchain, driverless cars, and quantum computing. Although Japan is relatively more open to foreign trade in digitally traded services than many other developed countries, it still maintains material restrictions on communication infrastructures and connectivity, such as on cross-border data flows and electronic transactions. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. 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Trump official says Interior aims to move ‘pretty quickly’ on Arctic Refuge oil development

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | Environment | Federal Government | North SlopeTrump official says Interior aims to move ‘pretty quickly’ on Arctic Refuge oil developmentMarch 8, 2018 by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt speaks at an industry breakfast in Anchorage on March 8. (Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)A top Interior Department official today said the Trump Administration is working to speed along the process leading to oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Interior Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt and Assistant Secretary Joe Balash spoke at an industry gathering in Anchorage this morning after spending several days in North Slope communities.Bernhardt said in the next few weeks the Interior Department will kick off the regulatory process required before it can hold an oil lease sale in the refuge.“We expect to move pretty quickly on that project,” Bernhardt said.Congress is requiring that two lease sales be held in the refuge’s 1002 area within the next seven years. But when he was asked exactly when the first lease sale will happen, Bernhardt didn’t directly answer. The Deputy Secretary instead noted he issued a memo saying that environmental impact statements must be completed in a year.“If you were looking for a time frame, Joe [Balash] might tell me that that’s a little ambitious. But…we’re starting this process very, very soon, and I take my memos very, very seriously,” Bernhardt said.Environmental groups, which have long opposed oil development in the refuge, reacted with alarm.“The Trump administration is in a headlong rush to sell off America’s public lands for development, and cannot possibly  complete important processes or fully consider the concerns of local communities in their attempt to drill at the earliest possible date,” Nicole Whittington-Evans of the Wilderness Society said in a statement.Earlier this week, Senator Dan Sullivan reportedly said he wants the first oil lease sale in the refuge to take place next year — one year before President Donald Trump must seek re-election.Share this story:last_img read more

Patients, hospitals want Dunleavy and lawmakers to work out differences on disaster declaration

first_imgShare this story: Coronavirus | Economy | Juneau | Politics | State GovernmentPatients, hospitals want Dunleavy and lawmakers to work out differences on disaster declarationMarch 23, 2021 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:The Alaska House Finance Committee discusses the bill to extend Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s disaster declaration on Monday. The representatives, from the left, are: DeLena Johnson, R-Palmer; Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks; Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage; an aide; Sara Rasmussen, R-Anchorage; Kelly Merrick, R-Eagle River; Neal Foster, D-Nome; Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan; Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham; Ben Carpenter, leaning forward, R-Nikiski; Bart LeBon, R-Fairbanks; and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)After Juneau resident Ted Merrell had lung cancer surgery in early February in Seattle, his wife Lucy Merrell hoped he would be able to have his follow-up scans done in Juneau. Ted’s surgeon said that wasn’t possible. “He said, ‘Unfortunately, because Alaska doesn’t have the COVID emergency in place any longer, he cannot do telemedicine with Alaska residents,’” Lucy Merrell said.That’s because Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s disaster declaration was allowed to expire on Feb. 14. The House hadn’t organized in time to pass an extension Dunleavy proposed. Lucy Merrell said that means Ted has to fly down to Seattle for the scans.More than five weeks after the declaration expired, Dunleavy and some legislators disagree with other lawmakers over whether to bring it back. Dunleavy said the COVID-19 situation in Alaska has improved enough that a full disaster declaration is no longer necessary. On March 9, he described what he wants instead. “I don’t think we need to be looking at a full-blown health emergency, health declaration,” he said, crediting Alaskans’ behavior with making that possible.He added: “We’ll work with the Legislature to get a bill passed that would be very limited and very focused.”Republican legislators — including some in the Senate majority and House minority caucuses — have worked with Dunleavy’s administration on legislation that would be more limited. It would support the telemedicine that patients like Ted Merrell benefit from; give the administration the authority to allocate and distribute vaccines; and allow the state to accept federal relief, like $8 million a month in food assistance to families. But the delays have been more than frustrating for groups that never wanted to see the disaster declaration end, like Alaska’s hospitals and most municipalities.Jared Kosin has been hearing that from hospital leaders as president and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association. And these leaders are telling Kosin it makes no sense to give up some of the governor’s disaster declaration powers during the pandemic — especially the mandate that all arriving air passengers be tested for the coronavirus. “I understand that Alaskans are fatigued and I completely respect that — and we’re fatigued,” he said. “But if you just take a step back and look at what’s the most logical, efficient way to deal with this, we’re not taking that path right now.”Kosin said it’s inevitable that fewer passengers are being tested without the mandate. And hospitals are concerned that’s contributed to COVID’s spread in communities like Petersburg, which experienced an outbreak after the declaration expired. “And then ask yourself, is that productive for getting us through the pandemic and back to a fully functional, open economy?” Kosin said. “And I think the answer is: ‘No, it is not productive. It only has the potential to set us back.’”He added that hospital executives believe the travel testing mandate is one of the reasons Alaska has the third-lowest death rate from COVID-19 among the states.Hospitals did get some good news recently — federal officials say the state doesn’t have to be operating under a disaster declaration for hospitals to have the flexibility to keep doing things differently than in non-COVID times would violate federal regulations, like maintaining a separate space in emergency departments for COVID patients. Alaska Municipal League Executive Director Nils Andreassen said many municipalities want to have a declaration in place. He said it’s harder for local leaders to set effective health measures when people are hearing a different message statewide. “Can we work together well across levels of government and communicate to Alaskans a common message?” he said. “Right now, it doesn’t seem to be occurring in a way that’s very effective.” On Monday, the House Finance Committee passed House Bill 76, which is similar to what Dunleavy wanted before the declaration expired. At least some Republican legislators have said they’re hearing from constituents that they don’t want the state to be under a disaster declaration. Nikiski Republican Rep. Ben Carpenter said the bill advancing in the House attempts to force Dunleavy into a disaster declaration he doesn’t want. “I think that is a mistake,” he said on Monday after state health officials testified. “It is a bad precedent to set. It is not necessary, as we have heard laid out by members of his administration, to address the COVID crisis.”As the two chambers consider different bills, some Alaskans just want the issue resolved. Lucy Merrell in Juneau said doing that sooner would have saved her and her husband Ted a lot of aggravation — and money on airfare to Seattle and a hotel. “I don’t care who does it. I just want to get it done and fixed,” she said.The House could pass the bill that would extend the disaster declaration in the coming days. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hear the Senate version of the legislation, Senate Bill 56, on Wednesday. last_img read more

Premium / Supply chain radar: SAP S/4HANA – ‘Ready or not… here I come’

first_img << Go back New Premium subscriber REGISTER Password* LOGIN Premium subscriber LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue By Russell Wood 18/12/2019 Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* Reset Your Password Email* Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Reset Many of you will recall the children’s classic of “hide and seek”. Perhaps during school holidays, or family gatherings. Back in the days when children (and maybe some adults) actually played outdoors, rather than on a screen.At the heart of this kids party institution is the ominous count-down to zero, announcing that the person who’s “in” is on the hunt to find their replacement.There’s another ominous countdown winding its way through the business world right now, only this time it’s ... Please Loginlast_img read more

Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid litigation

first_img Boxes of evidence the state of Texas prepared for a trial against the tobacco companies occupy a gym in Texarkana, Texas, in August 1997. Joe Mitchell/AP Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid litigation What’s included? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharma About the Author Reprints General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. GET STARTED 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. [email protected] center_img @DrewQJoseph Tags addictionlegalopioidspharmaceuticalspolicy 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. In settling lawsuits against them, companies often insist that all of the documents and depositions gathered as part of the cases be locked away or destroyed. To head that off — and to ensure a full accounting of the origins of the prescription opioid crisis — a group of historians is asking that any settlement in the massive opioid litigation require all collected documents be preserved and made public.In a court brief Thursday, the experts called for “full and permanent access to the records” for scholars, policymakers, journalists, and the public, and for the defendants to cover the costs of creating an archive. Log In | Learn More By Andrew Joseph Sept. 12, 2019 Reprints What is it? Andrew Josephlast_img read more

‘Gone Girl’ actress Lisa Banes dies after hit-and-run scooter crash

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) – Actress Lisa Banes, known for her role in ‘Gone Girl,’ has died 10 days after she was injured in a hit-and-run crash in New York City, police said.Banes, who was 65, was hit by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street on June 4, officials said. She died on Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, reported the Associated Press.She appeared in several television shows and movies, including “Gone Girl” in 2014 and “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988. She had roles on “Nashville,” “Madam Secretary,” “Masters of Sex,” and “NCIS.”David Williams, Banes’ manager, said the actress was hit as she was crossing the street on the way to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater. No Content Available AdvertisementNo arrests have been made. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: Gone GirlLisa Banes Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Mountrath Community School – enrolling now for 2021-2022 academic year

first_img WhatsApp Mountrath Community School – enrolling now for 2021-2022 academic year Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 6th October 2020 Mountrath Community School are enrolling now for the 2021-2022 academic year.The enrolment period runs from October 1-23 and applicants will be notified of the decision on their application on November 13 and must have confirmed their acceptance by November 20.The school’s Admissions Policy and the Admissions Notice for school year 2021/2022 is available on the school website. Complete and submit online application: www.mountrathcs.ieAvailable on request by emailing [email protected] ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSMountrath Community School Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleProperty: 15 acres plus 7,200 square foot agri/industrial shed in Timahoe sells for €220,000 at auctionNext articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, October 6, 2020 LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic News Home Sponsored Mountrath Community School – enrolling now for 2021-2022 academic year Sponsored Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival last_img read more