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Seeking to build on a series of account wins, Grey has hired Tim Jones as a chief creative to lead its global pharmaceutical advertising practice. Grey has hired Jones as CCO, pharma, tasking him with leading creative for the global pharmaceutical practice. Last year saw the addition of new clients including GSK, Lilly and Pfizer,...
Keir Starmer has said revelations about David Cameron’s lobbying of ministers on behalf Greensill Capital show the “return of Tory sleaze”.Speaking during prime minister’s questions (PMQs) on Wednesday, the Labour leader told Johnson there was “an open door between his Conservative government and paid lobbyists”.Johnson has rejected Labour’s demand that a parliamentary inquiry into links between Greensill and the government be set up.MPs will vote later on Wednesday on the proposal, but without government support it is unlikely to pass.Cameron has been revealed to have lobbied ministers on behalf of Greensill Capital, after he left office, in a failed attempt to secure the firm access to a government loan scheme.The former PM is reported to have been in line to make millions of pounds as a result of owning shares in the company had his efforts been successful.But Greensill filed for insolvency after being unable to secure support through the government’s Covid corporate financing facility. Its collapse threatens thousands of jobs in Liberty Steel.The row deepened on Tuesday after it emerged that a former head of Whitehall procurement had become an adviser to Greensill while still working as a civil servant.Bill Crothers began working for the firm as a part-time adviser to the board in September 2015 and did not leave his role as government chief commercial officer until November that year.Starmer said: “The Greensill scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.“Dodgy contracts, privileged access, jobs for their mates – this is the return of Tory sleaze.“We know the prime minister will not act against sleaze, but this House can.”During PMQs, Johnson admitted it was “not clear” from the accounts he had read of the Crothers case whether the “boundaries” between Whitehall and business had been “properly understood”.He added he could not “remember” when he last spoke to “Dave” – as he called Cameron – but denied having had “any contact” with the former PM about Greensill. Johnson has launched an independent review of Cameron’s lobbying, but Labour has said it will be nothing more than a “Conservative Party appointee marking their own homework”.City lawyer Nigel Boardman will lead the probe into links between the company and ministers, including personal approaches made by the former PM.Related...Greensill Scandal: Whitehall Chief Under David Cameron Took Job With Finance FirmBoris Johnson Orders Probe Into David Cameron Lobbying Row
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense said that 25 People Liberation Army aircraft entered Taiwan's southwest zone on Monday.
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(Massachusetts General Hospital) Immune checkpoint inhibitors boost a patient's immune response against cancer cells, but they can cause potentially life-threatening side effects in some individuals. New research may help clinicians determine which patients are most at risk.
James Bareham / The Verge Logitech said Friday it is discontinuing its line of Harmony universal remotes, ending years of speculation that the devices were on their way out. Models that are currently in stock at retailers will be available while supplies last, and the company says it will continue to provide support and service for the Harmony remote “as long as customers are using it.” “While Harmony remotes are and continue to be available through various retailers, moving forward Logitech will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes,” according to a blog post on Logitech’s support page. “We expect no impact to our customers by this announcement. We plan to support our Harmony community and new Harmony customers, which includes access to our software and apps to... Continue reading…
Time to adventure with Joel and Ellie for a third time.
Given the pandemic, huge changes are being wrought in tech events, something which used to be the lifeblood of the industry. Many a startup has pitched to win funding, and many a hackathon has formed teams that went on to greater things. It’s a sad fact that this era is over, at least until the […]
Image: Amazon Amazon is adding a new streaming option to its Luna cloud gaming platform that will cap resolution at 720p to help improve stability for players on slower internet connections. Right now, Luna streams only at 1080p, with 4K coming at some point in the future. Yet even at 1080p, internet connections that struggle to keep up with the high bandwidth demands of cloud gaming might result in latency, lag, and audio issues for the player when using a service like Luna. Now, Amazon says those using Luna in its early access beta — the platform has yet to release to the public — can toggle on the 720p streaming mode in the settings panel to help with performance. “One of the most requested features is the ability to play at lower resolutions to... Continue reading…
The ride-hailing service of Singapore transport firm ComfortDelGro is now available on Lazada's app home page.
The data set, found on a hacker website, appears to be years old.
Windstar Cruises' guests must show proof of the COVID-19 vaccine, crew are required to be vaccinated as soon as the shots are made available.
A $10 trillion plan could create tens of millions of "good union jobs," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show."
In the nearly galaxy M87, more than 50 million light years from Earth, a supermassive black hole feeds on vast clouds of gas and dust. Jets, more than 5,000 light years long, erupt from this enigmatic body six billion times more massive than the Sun. In 2019, the first detailed images ever recorded of the region around a black hole were released, showing a bright ring-like structure surrounding a dark void. A new study of this data uncovered secrets of the magnetic fields of black holes, showing the region around the supermassive black hole in M87 in unprecedented detail. These… This story continues at The Next Web
(Northwestern University) Power grids counterintuitively thrive on diversity. Heterogeneity among power generators can help grids stabilize.
Olive oil giant Filippo Berio, which began pressing olives in 1867 and is the top five brands in the U.S., doesn't need many pointers when it comes to selling its olive oil. Its importer alone posted sales of $22 million in 2019, and Berio is a household name for many home cooks. But when the...
You don't need a golf course to train, just a high-quality hitting surface for your home or backyard. Here are the best golf hitting mats in 2021.
The four Republicans are set to run for Ohio's open Senate seat in 2022, which will be vacated by GOP Sen. Rob Portman at the end of his term.
Magic: Legends leans on the IP's roots to shake up the ARPG genre, but the pros are overwhelmed by the cons.
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