General election 2015 interactive: Nigel Farage’s Ukip fighting fit on social media

first_img Tags: General Election 2015 Nigel Farage People More From Our Partners Kamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Show Comments ▼ The election will be fought on the economy, on the NHS and maybe even on the beaches. But it will also be contested on social media, and it is here that Ukip is making a stand. Research from specialist marketing recruiter EMR has revealed what the makeup of the commons would look like if it was measured purely on social media. The interactive below allows you to explore the performances of the main parties across platforms. Hover over (or click on mobile) to reveal the results. Share General election 2015 interactive: Nigel Farage’s Ukip fighting fit on social media center_img Thursday 5 March 2015 12:03 pm whatsapp Billy Ehrenberg whatsapp Overall, the Conservative party has 24 per cent of the total 2.2m “votes”, with 541,000 – 122,000 ahead of Labour, using followers or likes as a measure. Obviously the data comes with caveats – people can, after all, like more than one party, subscribing to receive information rather than to pledge undying allegiance. There is a fair amount of variation across the various media.LinkedIn is a haven for Conservative supporters, most likely because it attracts a business-oriented clientele. Facebook is also the domain of the Conservatives, but here they lead Ukip by a solitary point. Labour all but holds dominion over Twitter, leading the Tories by seven percentage points, while the only place the Liberal Democrats gain much ground is on the much-maligned Google+. last_img read more

Pimco Total Return Fund loses its title as the world’s biggest bond mutual fund

first_img Emma Haslett whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressLearn It WiseAfter Losing 70lbs Susan Boyle Is So Skinny Now She Looks Like A ModelLearn It Wise Pimco’s Total Return Fund – the fund famously run by “bond king” Bill Gross until he stepped down from the company he founded last year – has lost its title as the world’s biggest bond fund.Pimco said the fund experienced outflows of $5.6bn (£3.7bn) last month, pushing its total assets down to $110.4bn, down from its record of $292.9bn in April 2013. That means Vanguard’s Total Bond Market Index Fund, which has $117.3bn of assets, is now the world’s largest bond fund. April marked the fund’s 24th consecutive month of outflows, Pimco confirmed, despite the fact it delivered a net after fee return of 1.62 per cent over the past four months, outperforming its benchmark by 3.8 percentage points.Last week, Pimco announced the appointment of former Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke as an adviser, who will “contribute his economic expertise and insights into the firm’s investment process”. In September, Gross announced his unexpected move to rival Janus Capital. The sudden departure of Gross, who co-founded Pimco, caused investors to flee, with $23.5bn of outflows in the week after he left. Since Gross’ departure, investors have withdrawn $130bn from Pimco’s open-ended funds – although outflows from its Total Return Fund have slowed to somewhere between $7bn and $8bn. Gross wasn’t the only one to step down. In January, his right-hand man, Mohammed El-Erian, stepped down, saying his daughter had persuaded him to leave by writing down 22 important life events he had missed. In February this year. Paul McCulley, Pimco’s managing director and chief economist, also stepped down, saying his “mission here is complete”.  Show Comments ▼center_img Pimco Total Return Fund loses its title as the world’s biggest bond mutual fund Share Tuesday 5 May 2015 5:05 am whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

People / Sally Watson promoted to head of sales for Europa’s Warehouse division

first_img By Gavin van Marle 06/03/2020 Picture by Edward MossAll rights reserved.Europa Europa Warehouse has appointed its first head of sales at its state-of-the-art £60m facility in Corby, Northants, which is set to open this summer.Sally Watson (pictured above) joined Europa in 2014 as a senior account manager and swiftly progressed to Nottingham branch manager and then Birmingham branch manager. Now she will be head of sales for Europa’s Warehouse division.Europa Worldwide Group has six divisions: Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Showfreight, Europa Warehouse, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo Carriers. The new Corby site, at 715,000 sq ft, will be the company’s largest UK facility.She said: “I’m thrilled to have been promoted to this very exciting new position at a time of such growth and expansion for Europa. Our new facility in Corby is at the forefront of innovation within the logistics sector, so discussing its credentials and contract requirements is proving to be a really rewarding and positive experience as everyone is keen to learn more about it,”last_img read more

In interview, Biden outlines a lifelong role in cancer research, but not in a Clinton White House

first_img “I’m going to stay involved in this effort as long as I’m alive. So I’m going to stay engaged. Exactly how, I don’t know yet.” Biden said he is still exploring ways in which he might help accelerate cancer research once he and President Obama leave office. His commitment is borne out of personal loss: His son Beau died of brain cancer last year. HOUSTON — Vice President Joe Biden says he plans to dedicate his career after politics to cancer research — and to do so for “as long as I’m alive” — but ruled out serving in Hillary Clinton’s administration should she win the White House this fall.In a wide-ranging interview with STAT, Biden said he would want to work closely with a Clinton administration to build on the “cancer moonshot” he launched earlier this year and to help “coordinate” the initiative. But he dismissed the possibility that Clinton’s recent appeal for him to continue working on the effort meant he would serve in government.“I’m not going to stay on in the administration,” Biden said in a 25-minute interview here at Rice University, where he delivered a speech on Friday. “What Hillary talked about is, as I understood it, me being able to have the same authority over elements of her administration from the outside that I have now from the inside, to be able to coordinate those efforts.”advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Please enter a valid email address. “An awful lot of the guys and women I met sort of walk by the mirror and go: ‘Nobel Prize,’” Biden said. “You don’t usually win the Nobel Prize in their minds by sharing.”Major research institutions and drug companies have committed to sharing some of their work as part of the moonshot. As he has previously, Biden credited that progress not to his own ability to accelerate research — “there’s nothing indispensible about me,” he said — but to an ability to “gather people up and … help break down barriers.”“I’m not saying all of a sudden there’s this selflessness that’s occurred,” Biden told STAT. “But the medical culture I think was a little embarrassed, at least in my view, because I don’t think they realized how different their culture was than other sciences.”“There’s a lot less pushback now on me,” he said. “Maybe it’s because they think I’m going to go away. Maybe they think this is just a phase of the moon. I don’t know. But I don’t think so. I’ve just got a feeling.” Transcript: Joe Biden on Hillary Clinton’s medical records and the future of the ‘moonshot’ He said he has discussed his next steps with scientists, foundations, and other institutions, and he recalled a recent conversation with “a billionaire philanthropist” — whom his aides declined to identify — about how he might work with “existing philanthropic efforts relating to cancer.”advertisement Biden threatens funding cuts for researchers who fail to report clinical trial results STAT/Getty Images Vice President Joe Biden Previously, Biden has spoken with Napster founder Sean Parker and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, among others, about the moonshot.“I’m going to stay involved in this effort as long as I’m alive,” Biden said. “So I’m going to stay engaged. Exactly how, I don’t know yet.”Should Donald Trump win the White House, Biden said he hoped it wouldn’t spell the end of his initiative. He pointed to Republican support in Congress as reason to be optimistic.“I would hope [Trump] would bring, attract, out of just pure patriotic necessity, some very good minds to let him know that there is a lot of money we’re spending in the federal government, billions of dollars on medical research,” Biden said, “and there is a consensus.”He contrasted supportive Republicans with the archconservative Freedom Caucus, which is frequently skeptical of federal spending. He said he hoped Trump would not fall in the latter camp.“I don’t think he’s that crazy,” Biden said. “We can afford all this.”The Obama administration has requested $755 million to fund the cancer research initiative in the next fiscal year — with significant money going to the National Institutes of Health and other US agencies. It has set a goal of achieving 10 years’ worth of progress in cancer research over the next five years. Related: The secretive system for vetting cancer drug use needs an urgent overhaul Four days later, editor in chief Jeffrey Drazen issued a letter clarifying his position and saying that researchers who use others’ data “can substantially improve human health.”“He got the living crap kicked out of him. I didn’t say a word. I never met the guy,” Biden said. “It was all some mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m hardly sorry.”In the interview, Biden also responded to concerns that he and his aides initially overlooked the importance of prevention efforts in the battle against cancer.While public health crusades, like anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns, are important to preventing cancer, he said, his initiative was focused on improving research to better understand genetic factors that predispose people to the disease — so they can seek treatment earlier.“There are still going to be people … who are going to get cancer,” he said, “that have nothing to do with the fact that they’ve ever smoked or been exposed to smoking, that have nothing to do with the environmental impacts.”Asked whether he has seen the “moonshot” change the culture of medical science, Biden said researchers have agreed to collaborate in ways he did not expect. But he described in frank terms the problem he was trying to solve — the “cancer politics” that he often references in his speeches. ExclusiveIn interview, Biden outlines a lifelong role in cancer research, but not in a Clinton White House Related: Newsletters Sign up for Cancer Briefing A weekly look at the latest in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. Privacy Policy Related: By Dylan Scott Sept. 19, 2016 Reprints Biden said he is hopeful that the GOP-controlled Congress will approve additional funding for the moonshot this year.The vice president has convened numerous high-level meetings among cancer experts and sought to encourage collaboration among researchers. The initiative has started to produce specific policy changes, such as new rules for clinical trials announced last week.But Biden’s efforts have not been immune to both skepticism and outright criticism.In January, the editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, along with a deputy, published an editorial labeling as “parasites” scientists who try to use one another’s research data to advance their own work. The editorial — which did not mention Biden directly, but followed his plea for data sharing as part of the moonshot — provoked a sharp backlash. Tags cancerJoe Bidenmoonshotpolicylast_img read more

Dueling data: Amgen fires back over cost effectiveness for its cholesterol drug

first_imgPharmalot On the defensive about the value of its pricey cholesterol medicine, Amgen (AMGN) released a new study that argues its treatment is cost effective at about $9,700 a year, which is closely in line with the existing price tag — after discounts and rebates are subtracted from the $14,000 list price.This contrasts, however, with the $4,200 price point that a group of academics suggested in their own analysis, which was released earlier this week. In their view, the drug — an injectable medicine known as Repatha — should be marked down by roughly two-thirds off the list price to be seen as a good value. Their analysis was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Ed Silverman Aug. 23, 2017 Reprints What’s included? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. GET STARTED What is it? Robert Dawson/Amgen via AP Log In | Learn More center_img @Pharmalot Dueling data: Amgen fires back over cost effectiveness for its cholesterol drug 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. [email protected] About the Author Reprints 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. Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

U.S. officials lash out at the Dutch government for moves that ‘undermine’ pharma patent rights

first_img 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. In an unusual move, the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands is taking the Dutch government to task for policies that would purportedly undermine patent rights held by drug makers, drawing criticism from consumer advocates who argue such declarations place pharmaceutical industry profits over patients.Late last month, the embassy issued a missive criticizing Dutch officials for plans to expand compulsory licensing and pharmaceutical compounding, which would “send a clear message” to companies that patents in the Netherlands “can be undermined or circumvented for short-term financial benefits.” Tags drug pricinglegalSTAT+ U.S. officials lash out at the Dutch government for moves that ‘undermine’ pharma patent rights By Ed Silverman Feb. 6, 2020 Reprints Ed Silverman Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What is it? GET STARTED What’s included?center_img Log In | Learn More Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Adobe @Pharmalot Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED 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. [email protected] last_img read more

Troopers search for Hendry County hit-and-run driver

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: hendry countyhit and run Punta Gorda walking bridge destroyed by suspected drunk driver June 9, 2021 AdvertisementFHP is still investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact FHP or SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. CLEWISTON, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a driver that left a 51-year-old man with serious injuries Saturday night. The driver hit a pedestrian that was walking along Virginia Avenue near 11th Street around 10:45 p.m. and drove off leaving the man behind, troopers said. The 51-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Officials believe the driver was in a gray, silver, or gold pick up truck or SUV. Naples woman wraps legs around pole to avoid arrest in hit-and-run crash May 27, 2021 Florida man drags the body of pedestrian after hit-and-run crash June 8, 2021center_img Three men injured in Lehigh Acres hit-and-run crash June 15, 2021 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 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 Advertisementlast_img read more

New tool provides social media analysis on investor sentiment

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Investors bullish on Q1 returns while advisors remain cautious Investors bullish on Bitcoin, while advisors remain “overwhelmingly pessimistic” Keywords Investor sentiment,  Social media Financial advisors seeking honest investor sentiment about specific publicly traded companies should look no further than social media. To cut through the noise and do that properly, Quantheta LLC, a New York-based financial data analytics company, has developed a new web-based product. SentiQuant, which is currently available in Canada, extracts market sentiment from social media websites such as Twitter and StockTwits, a social media platform that collects posts specifically related to finance and investments. Tessie Sanci Canadian firms risk missing out on young investors: study Related news SentiQuant also uses news sources to help advisors and investors determine which companies are striking the right chord with the general public and, therefore, may have success on the markets. This type of information has an impact on stock prices, according to Patrick Houlihan, co-founder and CEO of Quantheta: “If you get an entire [group of people] chatting about [a company through social media], suddenly, it will hit [traders’] radars, they start trading it, they start the momentum and the whole flood starts to kick in.” SentiQuant tracks more than 7,500 stocks covering multiple industries, sectors, exchange-traded funds and currencies. Anyone who uses the product can choose the particular stock, industry or sector he or she wants to learn more about and view a real-time social media dialogue regarding that choice. The web-based platform also determines the amount of positive or negative social media momentum across sectors, industries or individual stocks through its heat maps. For example, if a heat map declares the financial services sector to be an intense shade of red, it means that it has been a negative day for social media talk regarding the sector. A base version of SentiQuant offers predictive analytics using social media dialogue, news sources and Quantheta’s own proprietary analysis to determine the possible direction of a particular stock on the following day. For advisors looking for tips on what a stock may do over a longer period of time, the premium version will provide an idea of the stock’s movement over five days. However, predictive analytics is not meant to be a guaranteed indicator of how any stock will move, notes Houlihan. SentiQuant, in both its base and premium versions, is available for a free two-week trial period. Following that period, both versions are available at a cost, which depends on whether the purchase preference is a monthly or yearly plan. Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Binary options firm accused of defrauding investors

first_img PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords Enforcement,  Binary optionsCompanies Commodity Futures Trading Commission James Langton Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator A binary options trading firm with offices in the U.S. and the Netherlands misappropriated investors’ funds, U.S. derivatives regulators allege.The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a civil enforcement action against Berkley Capital Management, LLC, and two options traders (a U.S. resident, William Thomas Caniff, and Netherlands resident Arie Bos), alleging that they fraudulently solicited more than $4.8 million (all figures in U.S. dollars) from investors to trade binary options on the North American Derivatives Exchange (NADEX). Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The CFTC alleges that only $85,000 was sent to trade on NADEX, whereas approximately $2.3 million was misappropriated, “leaving a shortfall in excess of $2.5 million owing to participants.”The allegations have not been proven.The CFTC is seeking restitution for investors, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains and civil monetary penalties, along with permanent bans from registration and trading.On May 1, a judge in the Northern District of Illinois issued an order freezing the assets of the firm, Caniff and Bos, and requiring their books and records to be preserved.A hearing on a CFTC motion for a preliminary injunction has been set for May 22.“As alleged here, the defendants perpetrated their fraud by lying to the exchange, lying to customers and pocketing millions of dollars in customer funds instead of trading them for customers as promised,” said James McDonald, director of enforcement at the CFTC. Judge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court flynt/123RF BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

UK Jamaicans Donated $2.6 Million for Hurricane Rehabilitation

first_imgRelatedUK Jamaicans Donated $2.6 Million for Hurricane Rehabilitation UK Jamaicans Donated $2.6 Million for Hurricane Rehabilitation UncategorizedJanuary 5, 2008 RelatedUK Jamaicans Donated $2.6 Million for Hurricane Rehabilitation RelatedUK Jamaicans Donated $2.6 Million for Hurricane Rehabilitationcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaicans in the United Kingdom (UK) have donated $2.6 million ( Advertisementslast_img