The Met Police has appointed its first female commissioner

Share Dick currently works at the Foreign Office, and her appointment had been widely expected.London mayor Sadiq Khan welcomed the news this afternoon. “(Cressida) has already had a long and distinguished career, and her experience and ability has shone throughout this process,” he said. “On behalf of all Londoners, I warmly welcome Cressida to the role and I very much look forward to keep[ing] our capital safe and protected.”He added: “This is a historic day for London and a proud day for me as mayor.” On behalf of all Londoners I warmly welcome Cressida Dick as the new Commissioner of @metpoliceuk. I look forward to working with her. pic.twitter.com/LE72TJqFBk— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) February 22, 2017Hogan-Howe announced his retirement from the role in September last year. He had been in the job for five years.During his time in office, Hogan-Howe oversaw the London 2012 Olympics and dealt with the aftermath of the Paris attacks, in which the number of armed officers patrolling the streets of the capital was increased. He was also in office for the 2013 murder of Lee Rigby. Caitlin Morrison Wednesday 22 February 2017 2:43 pm Cressida Dick has been appointed as commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, replacing Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.The appointment means the Met will be led by a woman for the first time in its 187-year history. The Met Police has appointed its first female commissioner whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com read more

Eurozone investor morale collapses amid coronavirus outbreak

first_img Coronavirus has ripped through Italy, Europe’s worst-affected country (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Eurozone investor morale collapses amid coronavirus outbreak Coronavirus has ripped through Italy, Europe’s worst-affected country (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Eurozone investor morale collapses amid coronavirus outbreak whatsapp Ad Unmute 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!BleacherBreakerUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndobonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoDefinitionThe Funniest Yard Signs EVER WrittenDefinitionUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoGloriousaOctomom’s Kids Are All Grown Up. Here’s How They Turned OutGloriousaUndo Eurozone investor morale collapses amid coronavirus outbreak “We will use a massive shock therapy. To come out of this emergency we will use all human and economic resources,” Conte said. The sentiment gauge from data firm Sentix slumped to minus 17.1 in March from 5.2 in February. The fall was well below economists’ forecast of minus 11.1. whatsapp “Never before has such a strong synchronized collapse of the global economy been measurable in our data,” said Sentix boss Manfred Huebner. Coronavirus has ripped through Italy, Europe’s worst-affected country (AFP via Getty Images) Coronavirus, which first emerged in China in December, has spread rapidly across Europe in recent weeks, with Italy the worst-affected country. Share Morale among Eurozone investors plunged in March to its lowest level in seven years as the coronavirus outbreak brought fears of a European recession. France and Italy today both called for Europe-wide government spending to tackle the economic fallout of coronavirus. “This puts the current slump in an inglorious chain: Lehman (2008), Fukushima (2011) and the oil credit crisis (2016).” The dire sentiment reading came as panic gripped European stock markets. The continent-wide Stoxx 600 index has fallen more than six per cent today, taking it into bear territory – a fall of 20 per cent since recent highs. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte pledged a big fiscal boost to support the country’s economy, which was already in dire straits before the outbreak. Harry Robertson Monday 9 March 2020 12:30 pm Italy saw a spike of 133 deaths over the weekend, taking the toll to 366. That is the biggest death toll outside China’s Hubei province. Daniela Ordonez, lead Eurozone economist at consultancy Capital Economics, said: “The collapse in March’s Sentix marks only the start of what is set to be growing economic fallout as the rapid spread of coronavirus worldwide delivers the biggest shock economic shock since the global financial crisis.” Show Comments ▼last_img read more

First winter in the wild looms for re-introduced wood bison

first_imgEnvironment | Southwest | WildlifeFirst winter in the wild looms for re-introduced wood bisonNovember 22, 2015 by Tim Bodony, KIYU Share:The Innoko Flats wood bison herd is going into its first winter in the wild.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game transported 130 wood bison to Shageluk by air and barge earlier this year, in an effort to reintroduce the species to Alaska.Wood Bison in Portage game facility. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Department of Fish and Game)Fish and Game Wood Bison Project Leader Tom Seaton reports that the vast majority of the herd is staying close to where they were originally released.“As of Friday, there was a group about 10 miles north of Shageluk and another group about 10 miles south of Shageluk. And then there are two more groups kind of spread out between Holy Cross and Shageluk, so kind of a north-south transect through that whole flats area.”Nevertheless, some brave bison have broken away from the herd to scout out new habitat. A young bull was sighted close to Galena in September – more than 150 miles from the release site. And a lone cow ventured down to the Kuskokwim River and back – a round trip of almost 180 miles.Overall, Seaton feels like the bison reintroduction has gone very well, with a normal rate of mortality. But the real test of their survivability is coming up.“Really, winter is going to be the true test. Especially late winter deep snows. If we could avoid late winter deep snows just with luck we are going to go through the winter pretty well. If we get really deep snows late this winter when the bison are still learning their habitat, I think we could have some difficulty.”Deep snow would make it harder for the bison to get to the grasses and plants that they need to eat all winter long.There has been no evidence of bison deaths by predation or disease thus far.Based on experiences with reintroducing wood bison elsewhere, Seaton predicts that it will take predators such as wolves and bears a few more years to figure out how to take down a bison, and already he has seen bison and bears grazing in close proximity without incident.The wood bison are being monitored by airplane on a regular basis, and a few bison were fitted with satellite trackers that allow biologists to record their movement by computer.Share this story:last_img read more

News / Summer bonus for the air freight market, with volumes up and yields still rising

first_img By Alex Lennane 01/10/2014 Anecdotally, the air freight market seems to be at its happiest for some time. Most carriers are reporting higher volumes and a sense of confidence that has been remarkably absent. There‘s no talk of introducing additional freighter capacity – but market imbalances, and demand and supply discrepancies, appear to be improving.Better still, the statistics are supporting those sentiments.IATA reported this morning that August figures showed a rise in volumes of 5.1% – not as good as July’s 6.1% rise, but not to be sniffed at. And the overall growth trend, noted IATA, remains positive with demand starting to improve. Capacity grew at a slower pace, of 3.4% year-on-year, but of course there were regional difference (see chart).WorldACD figures, published yesterday, are slightly healthier still, with year-on-year growth of 6.6% and revenues up 7.1%. And the move by most carriers towards special products is paying off, with volumes up 7.8% and yields up 1.4%. Express cargo grew nearly 10%. IATAcenter_img But it’s all about yields – which also, happily, have improved year-on-year, for the fourth month in a row – driven, according to WorldACD, by Europe, North America and the Middle East and south Asia. But the worldwide yield increase was less than in previous months, it warned.Drewry, which publishes air freight rates covering 21 key east-west trades, showed rates are on the rise again, having been gradually creeping up since the year high in April – August is the second highest month so far, at an average rate of $3.34 per kg, including base rate, fuel and security surcharge – and is 6.2 points above last year’s level. This, said Drewry, “indicated the strength of the recovery in air freight pricing over the last 12 months.“Pricing is expected to stay high, by historical standards at least, through the final quarter as rising seasonal demand combined with tighter capacity conditions supports rates.”IATA’s data showed that although rising volumes correlate closely with world trade volumes, indicating a slowdown in modal shift, there was a residual weakness in Europe, which, it said, “remains fragile and susceptible to the outcomes of the Russia – Ukraine crisis”.Yield and volumes did best, in city pair terms, on Shanghai-Chicago, Hong Kong-Los Angeles and Hong Kong-London, with volume growth of 66%, 32% and 22% respectively. The worst? Hong Kong-Tokyo, which saw volumes drop 11% and yields slip 3%.Interestingly, WorldACD also showed that foreign airlines take most of any growth in a market. While that in part could be due to the rise and rise of capacity in the Middle East, which the carriers then fling out far and wide, but in Europe, North American carriers come second to Middle Eastern ones in grabbing the growth, while Europeans performed least well.The research also examined how changes in agents can affect growth. Revenue made by airlines through agents they had already worked with for a year increased by 8% (owing to additional volumes), with airlines from Asia Pacific achieving the highest growth (+12%).But in Africa and the Middle East retained agents produced a decline in revenue. But perhaps most interesting is that “it is the smaller size agents that appear to account for two-thirds of the absolute growth between July 2013 and July 2014”, indicating that perhaps the move to global agencies has been slightly presumptuous.last_img read more

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un: authoritarian love in the time of TB

first_img Which is why a puzzling decision by Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, has the potential to spoil the mutual affection between Trump and Kim. In February, the Global Fund announced it was pulling its meager funding — it had spent $69 million in North Korea between 2010 and 2017 — to stanch the spread of tuberculosis in the country. That’s less than $75 per patient per year: not enough to solve the crisis, but important nonetheless.This is devastatingly bad geopolitics, moronic public health policy, and could make for a tragic ending to the Trump-Kim love story. There are three reasons for this.First, untreated or poorly treated tuberculosis drives bacterial antibiotic resistance, making the disease much more expensive and often extremely difficult to effectively treat. As a result, North Korea’s uncontrolled epidemic is shaping up to be a “superbug explosion” and a public health catastrophe. This decision is amplifying the existing humanitarian disaster.Second, Seoul, the capital of South Korea (population: 9.8 million), and Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea (population: 2.6 million), are only 120 miles apart; Seoul is 35 miles from the border with North Korea. While there is much military pomp and pageantry around the demilitarized zone between the two countries, the border between them — and North Korea’s northern borders with China and Russia — are more permeable than we might imagine.While Kim and Trump both fetishize the fiction of hermetically sealed national borders — whether to keep in a miserable population or keep out refugees seeking asylum — airborne infections care nothing about such imagined lines, walled or otherwise. Air is shared, people move, and the transmission of tuberculosis will continue unabated. The odds that a regionally and uncontrolled drug-resistant TB epidemic will emerge grows by the day.Third, this is a geopolitical nightmare. The Global Fund is a multilateral global health funding agency (meaning that many countries contribute to the fund and manage its disbursements) that has been the paragon of a human rights approach to global health financing. It is also supposed to be apolitical. Which raises the question: Why did it make this decision to stop funding the fight against tuberculosis in North Korea? Related: Originally, Sands and the Global Fund’s communications department claimed that money mismanagement led to the pullout decision. But new evidence points to behind-the-scenes pressure from the U.S. State Department on the Global Fund and other humanitarian relief agencies, urging them to cease their work with the people of North Korea.Not only does this episode sully the Global Fund’s well-regarded reputation as an impartial, apolitical, human-rights-focused global health financing agency, but it also has the terrifying potential to destabilize the geopolitics of a region that is already hanging by a thread. It could also poison the waters between Trump and Kim, two bellicose leaders who are unlikely to respond well to the political pressure created by region-wide mass migrations and the specter of an uncontrolled, transnational epidemic of airborne, drug-resistant tuberculosis.As a token of his love, Trump should direct his administration to call for the immediate reinstatement (and expansion) of the Global Fund’s efforts to care for people with tuberculosis in North Korea.The end to this story is yet to be written: It could turn out to be a comedy, a tragedy, or a romance that averts disaster.Jonathan Shaffer is a Ph.D. student in sociology at Boston University studying the politics of global health.Editor’s note: This article was updated to correct the surname of the North Korean leader. First OpinionDonald Trump and Kim Jong Un: authoritarian love in the time of TB President Donald Trump, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis — the airborne bacterium responsible for causing tuberculosis, the deadliest infectious disease on the planet — are embroiled in a potentially awkward three-way love triangle.I wish this was the setup to a late-night talk show host’s punchline, but it isn’t.In an effort to smooth over U.S. relations with the diplomatically isolated, deeply impoverished, and potentially nuclear-capable North Korea, Trump fawned over Kim, who is known for violating human rights. “We went back and forth, then we fell in love” said the president. “He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love.” Romance is in the air, and maybe — just maybe — this is the beginning of a wannabe strong man bromance that successfully sidesteps the ongoing potential of shared nuclear annihilation.advertisement Patients are seen in their room at the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory in Pyongyang, North Korea. Eric Talmadge/AP Tuberculosis is a disease the world could control. But will it? Related: By Jonathan Shaffer Nov. 19, 2018 Reprintscenter_img How smartphones are becoming a weapon in the global fight against tuberculosis [email protected] About the Author Reprints Jonathan Shaffer The problem, of course, is that three’s a crowd and the unacknowledged, completely uncontrolled, and now diplomatically amplified tuberculosis epidemic in North Korea is threatening to spoil the love between the two leaders.North Korea has perhaps the most serious tuberculosis epidemic in the world, with an incidence rate of 513 per 100,000 people. Tuberculosis generally doesn’t create problems for otherwise healthy adults with strong immune systems. But in North Korea, the combination of ongoing famine, densely packed cities, deeply impoverished rural regions, and a poorly functioning health system is driving an uncontrolled TB epidemic that is making worse an already dire humanitarian crisis.advertisement @jonshaffer Tags Donald Trumpglobal healthinfectious diseaselast_img read more

CSA to review exempt market

PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case In recent years, regulators have uncovered numerous compliance problems in the exempt market, and there are concerns that investor protection needs to be improved. In its notice, the CSA says that the global financial crisis, and recent international regulatory developments, have also raised questions about the use of these exemptions. Flying under the radar — October 2011 BFI investors plead for firm’s sale New exemption aimed at savvy investors in Alberta, Saskatchewan Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The CSA indicates that potential options regarding the minimum amount exemption, include: leaving it unchanged; adjusting the $150,000 threshold; limiting the exemption to certain investors, such as institutional investors and not individuals; using alternative qualification criteria; imposing other investment limitations; or repealing the exemption. Similarly, in terms of the accredited investor exemption, the CSA notes that some argue the current thresholds for income and assets are too low; and that income and asset thresholds are not adequate proxies for investor sophistication. It says potential options for changes to this exemption include: adjusting the income and asset thresholds; using alternative qualification criteria; limiting the exemption; or imposing other investment limitations. Or, it could decide to leave it as is. “The CSA is undertaking this consultation with a view to ensuring that both of these exemptions continue to meet the needs of market participants by striking the appropriate balance between investor protection and efficient capital-raising in Canadian capital markets,” said Bill Rice, chair of the CSA and chair and CEO of the Alberta Securities Commission. Earlier this year, the CSA proposed to create a new regulatory regime for the distribution of securitized products in the exempt market that would narrow the class of investors who can buy securitized products on an exempt basis. The CSA says it will consider comments received in response to that initiative as part of this new review of the minimum amount exemption and the accredited investor exemption. Comments are due by February 29, 2012. Keywords Exempt marketCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators In the wake of ongoing concerns about the adequacy of investor protection, Canadian securities regulators are launching a review of the exempt market. The Canadian Securities Administrators announced that they are reviewing the $150,000 minimum exemption and the accredited investor exemption. In a consultation note, published Thursday, the CSA says it’s engaging in this consultation “to identify any issues that stakeholders may have about the use of the exemptions and to obtain information that will assist in deciding whether changes are necessary or appropriate.” James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Omega ATS to offer iceberg orders

James Langton Alternative trading system Omega ATS is planning to introduce iceberg orders in an effort to keep pace with other market venues. Thursday’s OSC Bulletin includes a notice indicating that Omega intends to introduce an iceberg order type, which will allow its subscribers to enter the full quantity of their limit order, but only exposes a fraction of the full order to the market (minimum one board lot). The order will refresh automatically until the full quantity of the order is completed. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Companies Omega Securities Inc. According to the notice, Omega is undertaking this project at the request of its subscribers. It says the majority of subscribers now consider the ability to use iceberg orders to be part of the basic functionality of a modern trading venue. “All other open outcry marketplaces in Canada have the ability to maintain the iceberg type of trade; over the last decade it has become part of the standard suite of trading tools,” it notes. “It is in fact more of a threat to the good functioning of the market, and to our clients for Omega not to offer this function.” Comments on the proposal are due by May 7. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Jeremy Hunt: “I was too slow to boost NHS workforce”

first_imgJeremy Hunt: “I was too slow to boost NHS workforce” Former health secretary admits that decisions he made while in office have affected the UK’s ability to respond to the pandemicWith the covid-19 pandemic exposing an already stretched NHS workforce to new levels of stress, burnout, and trauma, Jeremy Hunt says he regrets not acting earlier to expand numbers of doctors and nurses during his time as health secretary.In a frank interview with The BMJ, Hunt who ran the NHS for six years from 2012 to 2018 says workforce planning needs urgent reform, and calls on the government to publish figures on staff requirements each year.“If you don’t plan for the NHS workforce strategically, it ends up costing the taxpayer much more because the NHS then ends up recruiting locum doctors and agency nurses who are much more expensive,” he says.He acknowledges that decisions he made while in office have affected the UK’s ability to respond to the pandemic. “We’ve really been on the back foot from the start on test and trace, and in some ways it dates back to the period when I was health secretary,” he says.Despite exhaustive pandemic preparations, he concedes that, in hindsight, the UK and other western countries were too focused on preparing for a flu pandemic rather than looking at lessons learned from the SARS and MERS epidemics about the importance of community testing, contact tracing and isolation.“It’s why there is this stark difference in the effectiveness of our responses compared with countries in East Asia,” he says.But aside from test and trace and the timing of lockdown, he believes the UK’s biggest mistakes were around the discharging of patients who were covid positive into care homes.He also calls for more financial support for people who are asked to self-isolate. “We should just offer a blanket salary backfill promise that if you’re asked to self-isolate, we will refund any salary you lose,” he affirms. “Frankly, that would be cheaper than having to extend lockdown continuously.”Since losing out to Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership race, Hunt has reinvented himself as a parliamentary inquisitor-in-chief, holding officials and ministers to account leading the health and social care select committee.This spring, the committee will publish its report into lessons learned from the UK’s pandemic response. As well as pandemic preparedness, it will examine the importance of domestic manufacturing of personal protective equipment and assess whether the UK got the right balance between central and local testing and contact tracing.Hunt supports the call for a public inquiry into the UK’s handling of the pandemic, though not until the pandemic is under control. And he insists that any inquiry should consider successes, such as vaccine development and distribution, as well as failings.“We have had probably the most effective vaccination programme anywhere in the world, in terms of the speed of approving and distributing vaccines [in the UK], but also . . . this is the country that developed one of the vaccines that has been approved for use,” he says. “The UK has punched well above its weight in terms of helping the world find a solution to this terrible nightmare.” /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:Asia, BMJ, Boris Johnson, epidemics, Government, interview, leadership, pandemic response, personal protective equipment, SARS, Secretary, UK, vaccination, vaccine development, workforce, workforce planninglast_img read more

Want to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September

first_imgWant to make a difference? Consider running for your local council this September Campaign for 2021 local government elections beginCommunity members being called upon to consider nominating themselves for council Nominations open on September 2, 2021People with diverse backgrounds encouraged to come forwardLocal Government Minister John Carey is calling on community members to consider nominating themselves as a candidate in the upcoming elections to be held on October 16, 2021.It comes as the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in partnership with the Western Australian Local Government Association today began their 2021 local government election campaign.Mr Carey emphasised the importance of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to be represented on local councils.  This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; women; people from culturally diverse backgrounds; people with disability; and young people aged 18 years and over.In the 2019 elections, 35 per cent of people that nominated were women, while the average age of candidates was 54.Anyone intending to nominate for election must first complete a free online induction course, which is available on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ website at https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local-governmentThe induction course provides a basic understanding of the functions and responsibilities of a council member, and includes information on laws that govern the way an individual must conduct their election campaign.The induction has been recently revised and updated with new and additional content, including information on the recently introduced Code of Conduct for candidates, council members and committee members.Prospective candidates are encouraged to regularly check the department’s website for updates about induction requirements and other matters related to local elections.Nominations for the October elections open on September 2, 2021 and close at 4pm on September 9, 2021.As stated by Local Government Minister John Carey:“From my personal experience as Mayor of the City of Vincent, I can vouch that representing your community as a local council member is an amazing experience and a real opportunity to make a difference.“If you have ideas to make your community a better place to live and do business, I strongly encourage you to consider putting yourself forward – especially those people from groups historically underrepresented on local councils.“In 2019, only 35 per cent of people that nominated for council were women, while the average age was 54.“I’d like to see more women, young people, those living with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds putting their hands up.“Having more diversity in local government can bring enormous benefits, including better decision-making and the ability to draw on a wider range of experiences and skills.“These local government elections are significant in that they are the first Ordinary Elections since the commencement of the pandemic.“We’re looking for local council members who can play an active and important role in assisting their communities to recover from the impact of COVID-19.” /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:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australia, Australian, business, campaign, code of conduct, community, election, election campaign, Government, local council, Local Government, Minister, Western Australialast_img read more

TIP SHEET: Expert available to discuss Facebook finding, removing more fake accounts

first_img Published: July 31, 2018 Facebook announced Tuesday it had removed 32 pages and accounts from Facebook and Instagram because of “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” The social media giant identified connections between the accounts and politically motivated campaigns and protests. Information science expert Brian Keegan is available for media interviews.Keegan, an assistant professor in the College of Media, Communication and Information, studies the intersection of human-computer interaction and the dynamics of large-scale online communication. He can speak about the growth of fake social media accounts and what platforms like Facebook can do to combat their [email protected] help arranging interviews, contact: Andrew Sorensen, CU Boulder media [email protected] 303-492-3114 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more