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McKinsey paid £560,000 to consult on Public Health England axeing

first_img Management consulting giant McKinsey was paid more £500,000 by the government to advise on the formation of a new public health authority in England. The contract was published just days before Hancock’s speech, which also included the announcement that NHS Test and Trace chief Baroness Dido Harding would lead the new institute. A newly released contract shows that McKinsey was paid £563,400 in May to formulate the “vision, purpose and narrative” of the new body and to draw up a document outlining these points, according to the Financial Times. (AFP via Getty Images) Stefan Boscia Harding is also a former consultant at McKinsey. (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: McKinsey paid £560,000 to consult on Public Health England axeing McKinsey paid £560,000 to consult on Public Health England axeing Thursday 20 August 2020 12:11 pm The management consulting firm worked with Harding on the project, along with other members of the government’s Covid response team. A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “All contracts have been awarded in line with procurement regulations, which allows for contracts to be awarded directly in exceptional circumstances such as a global pandemic.” Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: McKinsey paid £560,000 to consult on Public Health England axeing whatsapp Hancock said external threats amounted to biological weapons, pandemics and infectious diseases. whatsapp The new institute will be formed through a merger of NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre and parts of PHE, and will have a mission of “protecting people form external threats to this country’s health”. Health secretary Matt Hancock announced in a speech on Tuesday that Public Health England was to be replaced with a new body called the National Institute for Health Protection. Share A McKinsey spokesperson said: “Our UK public sector work is contracted by government officials under existing public procurement rules.” Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comlast_img read more

Small craft advisory issued for Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal

first_imgJuneau | Southeast | WeatherSmall craft advisory issued for Stephens Passage, Lynn CanalMarch 19, 2018 by Tripp J Crouse, KTOO Share:A small craft advisory for some Southeast Alaska coastal waters is in effect for this afternoon and late Monday.The National Weather Service issued the advisory for Stephens Passage, Lynn Canal and the Icy Strait.Winds are expected to increase to 25 knots, with seas reaching 4 to 5 feet.A gale warning will also be in effect for Cross Sound later tonight.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Lufthansa Cargo stays positive as nine-month results bring good and bad news

first_img Lufthansa Cargo’s nine-month numbers make positive reading for the German flag carrier, even despite a fall in volumes in its European and Middle East/Africa markets.Revenue for its logistics division jumped 12% year on year between January and September, to €1.9bn, with third-quarter income up 11%, to €659m.The carrier said: “Buoyed by strong demand and continuing high yields at Lufthansa Cargo, the group’s logistics business segment raised its nine-month adjusted ebit 56.1%, to €153m.”Non-adjusted performance saw profits climb at a double-digit rate, with ebit for the nine months up 43% to €150m, which the carrier put down to lower-than-expected transformation costs. While cargo load factors fell in all regions, its Americas and Asia business saw 6% and 9% increases in capacity, respectively.Perhaps more worrying was the 3.7% year-on-year decline experienced in European volumes, even with zero adjustment in available capacity. In the Middle East and Africa, the carrier cut back available cargo tonne km by 11%, while cargo load factors for the region fell 2%.Even so, the carrier said, changes in pricing had allowed it to increase revenue and its cost-saving programme had offset the rise in higher fuel costs.During the first three quarters of 2018, the carrier pushed ahead with its freighter fleet renewal programme: two 777Fs will come online in the spring, with a third being incorporated into Aerologic.Looking to the end of this year, the carrier said it expected logistics revenue to be above that of last year, but profits to be roughly level with 2017’s numbers. By Alexander Whiteman 30/10/2018last_img read more

Pharmalittle: Philippine official blames deaths on Sanofi dengue vaccine; Pfizer wants you to know it still invests in neuroscience

first_img Ed Silverman 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. @Pharmalot GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Tags CongressDonald TrumplegalopioidspharmaceuticalspharmalittleSTAT+Vaccines By Ed Silverman June 6, 2018 Reprints Pharmalittle: Philippine official blames deaths on Sanofi dengue vaccine; Pfizer wants you to know it still invests in neuroscience center_img About the Author Reprints [email protected] 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. Pharmalot Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? The middle of the week is here, which means your survival skills are intact — so far. To celebrate, and to stay on track, you may want to reach for a cup of stimulation. We have already enjoyed a mug of golden French toast, for those interested in a little experimentation. Now, though, the time has come to get busy. So here are a few items of interest to get you started. So dig in and have a smashing day. And one other thing — do keep us in mind if you run across anything intriguing. As always, we accept confidential stuff and enjoy hearing secrets …Pfizer (PFE) plans to invest $600 million in its venture capital fund, and 25 percent of the funds are being earmarked for research on neuroscience. The move comes six months after the drug maker disclosed it would abandon research into finding new drugs aimed at treating Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The bulk of the funds — $450 million — will be devoted to oncology, inflammation and immunology, rare disease, internal medicine, and vaccines. The new funding will bring total assets managed by Pfizer Ventures to over $1 billion. Alex Hogan/STAT What’s included? What is it?last_img read more

New Fort Myers city manager faces racism, discrimination accusations

first_imgFMPD surrounds home after shooting June 12, 2021 Advertisement Man killed during shooting at Central Avenue June 12, 2021 AdvertisementTags: City managerFort Myersracism WATCH: Fort Myers lotto looter on the run with stacks of scratchers June 16, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS “We want to be heard, we want our voices to be heard,” Jacquelyn McMiller said. “And we want our voices to be considered.” Thief scoops up tip jar at Fort Myers ice cream shop June 16, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Fort Myers city council approved the new city manager’s contract, but not before addressing accusations of racism and discrimination against the man picked for the job. Members of the Lee County NAACP spoke about the claims during Wednesday’s special meeting. Community members said Marty Lawing has a history of racism and discrimination in his past jobs in North Carolina.In Guilford County, Lawing was sued by a worker who claims she was wrongfully fired because of her race. Before that, he worked as county manager in Brunswick County — where he was named in another lawsuit.“In fact, he fought to do harm to the Black community,” NAACP president James Muwakkil said. “By trying to put a toxic landfill in the heart of the African American community.” AdvertisementMayor Kevin Anderson claims he didn’t know about these allegations until after Lawing was picked in April to replace Saeed Kazemi. He’s not sure if those allegations should’ve been brought to them before the vote.“What that can do is taint the process,” Anderson said. “Because just because somebody has made an allegation doesn’t mean you should be excluded from the process, and that very easily could happen.”Community members said these claims make them less confident in his ability to serve all of Fort Myers.   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 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 commentslast_img read more

Local land and dwellings capture big price at public auction

first_img GAA Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 17th June 2019 Twitter GAA Pinterest Hennessy Auctioneers and Valuers dropped the hammer on C. 17 acres of land and two disused houses recently in Roskelton, Mountrath.The auction was on behalf of the late Tomas Mulhall, and took place in O’Loughlins Hotel were there was a large crowd in attendance.The holding was offered to the bidders in four lots, and after three rounds of bidding the properties were sold for a combined €359,000.The first lot that was put up for auctions was the three-bedroom bungalow on C. 2.2 acres of land.Measured at 1000 sq.ft. and in need of total renovation, the bidding opened strongly, and it continued in that fashion until finally being sold for €145,000.The second was an old disused cottage on C. 1.6 acres which a planning restriction and in need of major renovation, the cottage also gathered high interest and by sound of the hammer the property fetched an impressive €61,000.Lot 3 was C. 7 acres of land which was covered in overgrown forestry and shrubbery but described as having good potential. That potential inspired a range of bidders, which resulted in the land making over €15,000 per acres, €108,000 in total.Lastly, lot 4 contained C. 6.3 acres which was described as over grown and in need of clearing for future use. This lot made €45,000, just over €7,000 per acre.After the auction, John Hennessy of Hennessy Auctioneers commented: “Nothing surprises me about land anymore, especially after today’s auction.“It was great to see such strong local interest, with all the buyers coming from the locality.“There had been huge interest from around the county, but I didn’t foresee this level of bidding taking place.”SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Huge Laois presence at annual DCU Alumni Awards WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Home Sponsored Local land and dwellings capture big price at public auction Sponsored Facebook WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Local land and dwellings capture big price at public auction Previous articleFrustration expressed over delay in new school building for PortarlingtonNext articleOur tribute to the late Philomena Lynott as she is laid to rest LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSHennessy Auctioneers Pinterest Facebook GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results last_img read more

UN Security Council Act for NK Human Rights

first_img UN Security Council Act for NK Human Rights Analysis & Opinion AvatarKim Yong Hun SHARE [imText1]International organizations working to solve the issue of North Korean human rights recently began a petition on the 15th September to urge the U.N. Security Council to take an active interest on this issue. This is the first time international human rights organizations have amalgamated to begin a rally in support of North Korean human rights. 5 organizations have participated in this petition; Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Anti-Slavery International, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.The organizations are arguing that “Article 1685 of the U.N. Security Council’s Resolution has failed to discuss the situation of North Korean human rights” and revealed in the purpose of their petition that “Issues such as peace and security must also be included if the situation of human rights were to be improved.”On the 25th, the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights revealed that “The petition submitted on 14th September to 15 representative members of the U.N. Security Council first began as a movement by organizations for the improvement North Korean and then supported by international human rights organizations.”Since North Korea launched a series of missiles on July 15th, the U.N. Security Council has opted to implement Article 1695 comprehensive measures to ban embargos on North Korea.The organizations of the petition contended that “Hundreds of thousands of North Korean citizens are dying of starvation as a result of the North Korean regime’s disinterest and oppression of human rights” and claimed that “Freedom of expression and religion is non-existent in North Korea. Tens of thousands of North Korea citizens are on the verge of death having been tormented in gulags.”They urged “The most important factor is that the U.N. Security Council is urged to stop oppression amongst North Korean citizens made by the Pyongyang regime. If the international community does not take the issue of North Korean human rights seriously, then the North Korean regime will also take a disinterest in human rights.”Furthermore, they said “Only when North Korea becomes an open society will the issue of North Korean human rights be resolved.” It was stressed “The Security Council needs to be urged to expand the transparency in humanitarian work and in freedom amongst North Korea citizens.” Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion By Kim Yong Hun – 2006.09.27 4:35pm center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

EBA launches data collection to support the new prudential framework for investment firms

first_img The EBA will launch an ad-hoc data collection for commodity dealers at a later stage, the regulator’s statement adds. European regulators outline fintech best practices The European Banking Authority (EBA) on Friday launched a data collection exercise that will be used to support its response to the European Commission’s effort to create a new prudential framework for investment firms, “which should be less complex, more risk sensitive and more proportionate than the current regime,” the EBA says in a statement. The EBA published templates and instructions for investment firms and fund managers on the data it is looking to collect. The deadline for firms to report the data is Oct. 7. EU regulators warn financial firms to prep for Brexit Keywords Europe Related newscenter_img James Langton ESMA examines short-termism Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Warrington Youth Zone development begins

first_imgWarrington Youth Zone development begins As one of the founder patrons of Warrington Youth Zone, Sellafield Ltd is delighted to see building work starting on a state-of-the-art facility in the centre of Warrington that’s due to open in 2022.The facility will provide young people across the town with a safe and inspiring place to spend leisure time away from the pressures of home and school.Jamie Reed, Head of Corporate Affairs, Sellafield Ltd said:The youth zone will be an amazing facility, providing young people with a place to enjoy a range of activities while also being given much needed support.We are delighted to see construction work getting underway, and look forward to seeing the outcomes it will achieve in years to come.Groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start of construction workThe youth zone will ensure that every young person in Warrington, regardless of their circumstance or background, can access first-rate facilities alongside expert mentoring and employability programmes; levelling the playing field and tackling specific issues that might otherwise hold back our young people.Jamie added:With help from local partners like ourselves, the building will transform the lives of young people in the area with the aim of making them happier, healthier and better equipped with the skills they need to forge their own positive futures.Warrington Youth Zone CEO, Dave McNicholl said:I’m extremely grateful to our partners, including Sellafield Ltd for what they are helping create – it will transform and enhance the lives of thousands of young people in Warrington.Our incredible universal offer will provide so many opportunities alongside a network of support, that young people need now more than ever. /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:building, corporate, Government, outcomes, school, UK, UK Government, Youthlast_img read more

The new BMW X5 is much bigger than it used to be

first_img Trending Videos The tech upgrades are the highlight here because, though it’s been refreshed, the 2019 X5 looks a lot like its 2014-gen predecessor. The cargo space under that trick cover remains unchanged, too. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV.Handout, BMW The 2019 BMW x5 should hit dealerships in Canada this fall. And engines – an eight-speed-automatic-backed 3.0-litre turbo inline-six and a 4.4-litre V8, plus a 3.0-litre diesel six later – are the same as the outgoing SUV, though they get a small power and efficiency bump. The 460-horsepower V8 nails the zero-to-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV. See More Videos ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canadacenter_img 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” BMW pulled the covers off of its fourth-generation X5 early June, revealing a luxury SUV that’s longer, wider and taller than its predecessor, and loaded with tons of new features.The AWD truck – which has gained about a half-metre of length on the first-gen X5 – even boasts a segment-first piece of tech in the brand’s new “E-Roller” power retractable cargo cover, which deploys and retracts the cover and crossbar in the trunk at a button-push.Two-axle air suspension offers more comfort than ever before, plus there’s standard adaptive dampers, optional active steering, and a “reversing assistant” to handle the wheel when you’re backing up. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS RELATED TAGSBMWX5Luxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisementlast_img read more