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Sacked government industrial strategy adviser Lord Heseltine says he never met Prime Minister Theresa May

whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeAll of our skincare products in one convenient package!Braxton Labs Oxy Burn – Braxton LabsAll of our skincare products in one convenient package!https://alldelish.com44 Healthy Low-Carb Foods That Taste Incrediblehttps://alldelish.comStudent SeaThe Most Practical Use For Baking Soda RevealedStudent SeaMovie JewelMorgan Freeman Ruined His Multi-Million Dollar Ranch To Protect The PlanetMovie JewelFitDib15 Best Companion Dogs for Seniors and RetireesFitDibAir Ambulance Services | Search AdsCost Of International Commercial Stretcher In Scottsdale Might Surprise You!Air Ambulance Services | Search AdsYour Daily LamaWhere Dana Perino Lives Today At 60 Is Sad To SeeYour Daily LamaTheHealthyLifeTips.comAvoid These 25 Foods, Because They’ll Slowly Kill YouTheHealthyLifeTips.comPlays StarEmployee Was Rude To This Man, But She Was Regretful After Seeing Him The Next DayPlays Star Share Asked about last night’s rebellion in the House of Lords, the former deputy prime minister said his vote was “inevitable”.”I have walked through the lobbies with one Conservative Prime Minister after another, arguing that Britain’s interests and Europe’s are inextricably linked – are self interests. So I’m not going to change my mind now.” However, in spite of his role, he today told Sky News, “I don’t think I have ever met Theresa May. We may have been in the same collegiate circumstances years and years ago, but I’ve certainly not met her in recent years.”Read More: Michael Heseltine has vowed to fight the government on BrexitThe Tory peer described himself as “a leftover” from David Cameron’s government, but admitted that his remit had been expanded under May’s government.Speaking on International Womens’ Day, Heseltine also risked finding himself in hot water by stating that May “has got a man-sized job”, before being corrected, which he admitted was “perfectly right”.Read More: Lord Heseltine: Tees Valley can rise from the ashes of steel crisis Mark Sands Tory big beast Lord Heseltine has revealed that he never met Prime Minister Theresa May, despite holding five different roles as an adviser to her government.Heseltine, who was sacked late last night after joining the Brexit rebellion in the House of Lords, had worked on areas including May’s flagship industrial strategy, and had been due to visit Swansea with the secretary of state for Wales, Alun Cairns, today. whatsapp Sacked government industrial strategy adviser Lord Heseltine says he never met Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday 8 March 2017 9:59 am Read This NextIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourWant Thicker Hair? Follow These 12 StepsVegamourHow Often Can You Dye Your Hair?VegamourBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotTips & Tricks for Styling Thin HairVegamour read more

Bank of England bosses criticised for £390,000 expenses bill

whatsapp The expenses bills run up by two of the Bank of England’s top officials were today described as “staggering” by an MP.The Bank employs multiple members of its financial policy committee (FPC), which seeks to protect financial stability, who live in America. The central banking bigwigs have run up big expenses bills. Jasper Jolly Share Bank of England bosses criticised for £390,000 expenses bill Tuesday 26 June 2018 4:05 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMagellan TimesJada Pinkett Smith Opened Up About Her Son Saying The Words No Mom Wants To HearMagellan TimesUndoCar NovelsBeautiful Women Of The World, Who Are They Exactly?Car NovelsUndoSurfsharkProtect your digital life with an award-winning VPN, clickSurfsharkUndocarammelloWhat are the top 10 most expensive cat breeds in the world ? – CarammellocarammelloUndoWorld of sportTop 20 Healthiest Cities in America in 2021World of sportUndoKey SmartThis is The Future Of Keychains. The Idea Is GeniusKey SmartUndoPrivate Jet Prices | Search AdsThe Price of a Private Jet in Scottsdale May Surprise YouPrivate Jet Prices | Search AdsUndoExplored PlanetPlaces Men Must Visit When They Are SingleExplored PlanetUndotibgez10 Signs & Symptoms of Lewy Body DementiatibgezUndo whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Simon Clarke, an MP on the influential Treasury Select Committee, said the £390,000 bill racked up by two US FPC members was a “simply staggering sum” during questioning of the new chair of the Bank of England’s court of directors, Bradley Fried, according to Reuters.”One of the most important aspects of the culture of any public institution is that it provides value for money to the taxpayer,” Clarke said.The Bank of England is wholly owned by the government, although it is independent when it comes to monetary policy.Donald Kohn, an FPC member who lives in Washington, has run up a travel bill of more than £274,000 since joining in December 2015, at an average cost of more than £8,000 per trip.Between December 2017 and February 2018 Kohn spent almost £470 on taxis in Washington and London, when travelling to London for a single meeting, according to expenses detailed on the Bank of England’s website. Kohn, who will serve on the FPC until 2021, is a former member of the board of governors of the US Federal Reserve, having served in top positions in monetary policy and financial stability divisions.Meanwhile, one trip from Chicago to London for FPC member Anil Kashyap cost the Bank more than £11,000.Kashyap, whose term ends in September next year, is an economist from Chicago Booth university who holds roles at the International Monetary Fund and the US Monetary Policy Forum. read more

Watchdog summons Corbyn and McConnell to meeting over misuse of statistics

first_img Share Tags: Jeremy Corbyn John McDonnell People whatsapp A Labour spokesperson said: “We received a letter this week which did not challenge any of our figures, but was requesting a meeting between officials on how those figures are presented.”We always strive to be as transparent as possible with our policies, as evidenced by costing our manifesto in 2017 unlike the Conservatives, and always welcome advice on how to do even better.” Sunday 4 November 2018 4:26 pm The staff of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell have been summoned to a meeting by the UK’s statistics watchdog over the misuse of stats.Statistics Authority chairman David Norgrove has previously written to the Labour Party over a “lack of published information on sources, assumptions and methods to support statements”. Jessica Clark In February he wrote to the party over claims that Universal Credit would lead 40,000 children into poverty and, in August, Norgrove challenged a calculation that Labour’s free bus travel policy could save young people up to £1000 a year.The latest warning was connected to statements regarding Labour’s Inclusive Funds Policy, which were found to be correct. However, the watchdog took issue with the lack of information surrounding the statistics. “We spoke to your office who provided sources underpinning the statement on employment, and gave a breakdown of the approach taken to deriving the surplus funds arising from the policy. It would have been helpful for information about sources to be published at the time the claims were made. It is not our role, of course, to take a view about any assumptions that were made,” David Norgrove said.“The Authority has written to the Labour Party previously about a lack of published information on sources, assumptions and methods to support statements.”I would welcome a meeting between your team and the Office of Statistics Regulation to discuss how the Labour Party might apply the principles of the Code of Practice for Statistics in its communication of data.” whatsapp Watchdog summons Corbyn and McConnell to meeting over misuse of statistics last_img read more

Trump presidency has big implications for Alaska oil development

first_imgAlaska’s Energy Desk | Energy & Mining | Federal Government | Nation & World | PoliticsTrump presidency has big implications for Alaska oil developmentNovember 9, 2016 by Elizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk Share:A view of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by USFWS)Now that Donald Trump is set to take over the White House, big changes could be coming for Alaska’s oil and gas industry. But even though Trump will see Alaska through a very different lens than Obama, a 180-degree policy shift isn’t likely to happen soon.Donald Trump’s unexpected victory could change the landscape for Alaska’s oil and gas industry. Robert Dillon, communications director for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s campaign, said with Republican majorities in Congress, a Trump presidency opens up new possibilities for resource development in Alaska.“Certainly you are in a much better starting point than you would have been under Hillary Clinton,” Dillon said.Dillon said a big issue to watch is drilling in federal Arctic waters. Hillary Clinton opposed Arctic drilling, and in its upcoming five-year leasing plan the Obama administration may still announce it won’t include the Arctic. But one conservative group that endorsed Trump isn’t worried about the permanence of that decision anymore. American Energy Alliance President Tom Pyle, who is based in Washington, D.C., said President-elect Trump could reverse an Obama administration decision to halt drilling in Arctic federal waters.“There’s still a lot of untapped energy potential in Alaska and I suspect that President-elect Trump will look at that very closely and put together plans that put the state back in the game,” Pyle said.Another thing Pyle hopes Trump will accomplish is drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Republican leaders like Senator Murkowski have been pushing for oil and gas development in the refuge for years.But some experts caution Republican control of both the White House and Congress doesn’t mean change will come quickly. Jason Hutt chairs the environmental strategies group at Bracewell law firm in Washington, D.C.“The election obviously — we wake up to a new world,” Hutt said. “But it doesn’t mean that there’s not a regulatory process that will be required to change or shift some of the policies — that will take time.”And Hutt said given low oil prices, reversing an Obama administration decision on Arctic drilling may not be the first push oil companies make under President Trump. Michael Levine, Pacific Senior Counsel for Oceana in Juneau, agrees low oil prices could put a wrench in dreams of Arctic drilling. And Levine said if Trump’s campaign promises to reverse course on the Obama administration’s climate policies hold true, he can expect environmental groups to fight him every step of the way.“If, in fact, a President Trump sides with the very small minority of those who don’t believe in anthropogenic climate change, we will be stuck fighting backward-looking policies for at least the next four years. And fight them we will,” Levine said.Levine said it’s too early to say what those policies might look like. Oil industry supporters are hopeful, but they also say it’s too early to predict which issues will rise to the top of President-elect Trump’s priority list.Share this story:last_img read more

Haines tank farm contamination testing moves to Tanani Point Beach

first_imgEnvironment | SoutheastHaines tank farm contamination testing moves to Tanani Point BeachMay 10, 2017 by Emily Files, KHNS-Haines Share:Tanani Point Beach is across the road from the old Haines Fuel Terminal. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)Testing connected to the former Army tank farm in Haines found what investigators say is a “surprising” amount of underground contamination at Tanani Point Beach.People have known for decades about traces of contamination in the water that seeps from the ground to the surface of the beach.Recent testing appears to solve the mystery of where exactly those pollutants come from.Audio Playerhttp://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/09TankFarmwINTRO.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“On Tanani Beach, we really didn’t expect to find this contamination as much as we saw out on the beach,” said Arden Bailey, who works for North Wind, one of the contractors testing the tank farm soil and groundwater for contamination.Bailey gave a presentation at a recent Restoration Advisory Board meeting. That’s the local group the Army Corps of Engineers updates as it works toward environmental restoration.The contamination at the former fuel depot is decades old, from when the U.S. military operated the Haines-Fairbanks pipeline during the Cold War without much environmental oversight.The fuel terminal was shut down in 1971.Over the years, there have been a series of attempts to clean it up.Right now, the Army Corps is working toward what it hopes will be a final remedy. The investigation to map the contamination is moving into its third summer.Tanani Point Beach was first mentioned at this meeting by Luke Williams, who works for the Chilkoot Indian Association.“I went down at low tide ‘cause I like to look for crab and stuff,” Williams said. “There was a very, very strong odor, like a 55-gallon drum of diesel spilled. It was very, very strong.”The smell could have come from seep water on the beach.For years, the Army has tested the water that rises from underground to the surface, also called seep.Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation environmental program specialist Anne Marie Palmieri said tests show the seep has low levels of diesel-range organics.According to DEC standards, those levels don’t pose a risk to humans.“I wouldn’t say that it is a risk to humans to come into contact with it because the levels are so low,” Palmieri said. “At the same time, I wouldn’t encourage people to play in that.”The levels of contamination in the seep haven’t changed, but the understanding of its origin has.Palmieri and others thought it stemmed from an old burn pit right above the beach. But the burn pit was cleaned up in 2004, and the traces of diesel in the seep didn’t dissipate.So, where was that contamination coming from?“You have the contamination in the tank farm and it goes through a really narrow channel before it then spreads out at the beach,” Bailey said. “We didn’t expect to find maybe as much as we did across the road.”Bailey explained that based on North Wind’s testing, the contamination moved from the tank farm’s administration area, underground, across the road, to the beach.Palmieri said that solves a mystery.“To know that there’s this other source for the contamination in the seep water is really wonderful,” Palmieri said. “To know that OK it wasn’t the burn pit, but there’s this other source, there’s something we can address to keep this from continuing to migrate.”Since the newly-discovered pollution is underground, it probably does not pose much of a hazard to people recreating on the beach, Palmieri said.The surprise of the underground contamination at Tanani Beach has prompted North Wind to put more focus on that area during their testing this summer.There are also plans to conduct more testing along the beach around the old fuel terminal dock and the Lutak burn pit.Then, the Army Corps’ contractors will take the three years of data they’ve gathered and draw up a remedial investigation report.The report will include information about what kind of risk the contamination at the tank farm and the neighboring beaches might pose to people and animals who frequent the area.After that, it will probably take years to reach a final cleanup.Share this story:last_img read more

Pedestrian crossing street struck, killed in Ketchikan

first_imgPublic Safety | SoutheastPedestrian crossing street struck, killed in KetchikanDecember 20, 2017 by Leila Kheiry, KRBD-Ketchikan Share:A 68-year-old Ketchikan man was struck by a vehicle and killed Monday night on Stedman Street near the Deermount intersection.Deputy police chief Josh Dossett said the accident happened about 8:50 p.m. when the man was trying to cross the road.“(He) appears to have been in the crosswalk when he was struck by a pickup truck that was headed southbound,” he said. “The driver immediately stopped and rendered aid, along with witnesses. The fire department was called and responded. They began treating the male.”Dossett said responders took the man to the hospital, where he died. Dossett identified the victim as Ronald Fulgencio.As to the cause of the accident, Dossett said that remains under investigation.He said the driver of the truck cooperated fully with police, and provided breath and blood samples for testing. They showed the driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.It was dark and snowing lightly when the accident took place.And Dossett said the victim was wearing dark clothing.“But, like I said, he was in a crosswalk,” he said. “There’s a couple parking lots there, so it’s fairly well lit.”Dossett said the body will be sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.Share this story:last_img read more

Markets keep their cool as Federal Reserve ends quantitative easing

first_imgWednesday 29 October 2014 2:01 pm Tags: Federal Reserve Quantitative easing Guy Bentley Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Markets keep their cool as Federal Reserve ends quantitative easing Sharecenter_img The Federal Reserve has announced the end of its monthly $15bn bond-buying programme, adding that its intention is to maintain low interest rates for “considerable time”.The Fed was more bullish on the state of the US labour market, and all its members with the exception of one voted to draw quantitative easing (QE) to a close. Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota said:Keeping the current target range for the federal funds rate at least until the one-to-two-year ahead inflation outlook has returned to 2 percent and should continue the asset purchase program at its current level.Before the Fed’s statement, analysts at French bank Société Générale said:It should be a non-event, and you wouldn’t rule out another rise in equity indices around the world given the recent momentum.The former head of the Fed Alan Greenspan took a radically different view. Speaking hours before the announcement, Greenspan warned that the end of QE could wreak havoc in global markets.As recently as two weeks ago FOMC member James Bullard said the Fed should consider delaying the end of its QE programme, which led an upswing in global markets after a tough set of losses in October.The health of the US labour market is still in question despite falling unemployment. Strangely enough, figures out yesterday showed US consumer confidence rose to its highest in seven years in October, but retail and durable goods sales have continued to disappointBullard argued that the strong US dollar could cause the US central bank to miss its inflation target, but there could have been another reason for the timing of his remarks.Commenting this morning, Michael Hewson of CMC markets, said;The timing of the intervention spoke to a larger truth, and that was the stock market plunge protection team were still looking at keeping asset prices high.Despite Bullard’s warnings, US markets dropped only slightly on the news, with the Dow falling 0.36 per cent and the Nasdaq dropping 0.78 per cent, while the dollar fell  0.09 per cent against the euro. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Programinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.com whatsapplast_img read more

New digital bank picks Starling name: “It will look more like Facebook than a bank”

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp A digital bank being set up by ex-AIB banker Anne Boden has picked the name Starling for its brand.Boden hopes to gain the first part of the licence in late spring 2015, before raising the roughly £100m of capital needed and getting a full licence at the end of next year.The bank will offer one service – a digital current account.“It will look more like Facebook than a bank – we will target people who live on their iPhones,” said technology chief Tom Blomfield. New digital bank picks Starling name: “It will look more like Facebook than a bank” Tuesday 18 November 2014 8:37 pm Tags: Facebook center_img Show Comments ▼ Tim Wallace by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Here’s what a year in the life of earth’s CO2 looks like

first_img Share Here’s what a year in the life of earth’s CO2 looks like It’s obvious to suggest the world’s carbon dioxide emissions change with the seasons – but what does that look like?The Cartography and Geovisualisation Group at Oregon State University and NASA has crunched one year’s worth of data to show us how carbon dioxide swirls around the atmosphere over the course of four seasons.  The interactive video map is part of a simulation called “Nature Run”, which uses data on atmospheric conditions and the emission of greenhouse gases. The model is then is left to run on its own and simulate the natural behaviour of the earth’s atmosphere.”While the presence of carbon dioxide has dramatic global consequences, it’s fascinating to see how local emission sources and weather systems produce gradients of its concentration on a very regional scale,” Bill Putman, a scientist at NASA, said.”Simulations like this, combined with data from observations, will help improve our understanding of both human emissions of carbon dioxide and natural fluxes across the globe.”Here are a couple of screenshots – you can watch the full visualisation here.(Source: Carto Group and NASA)The visualisation shows high concentrations of CO2 emissions are mainly found in the Northern hemisphere. What’s more they cluster around major regions – such as North America, Europe and Asia.You can also see how big weather patterns – such as the climate signal El Niño which comes about just two or three times in a decade – push the plumes of pollution around the earth’s atmosphere.(Source: Carto Group and NASA)But during the milder seasons of spring and summer, more green plants absorb CO2 through photosynthesis, removing it from the atmosphere. This can be seen in the visualisation by a reduction of red and purple tones.At the same time, it starts to get slightly colder in the southern hemisphere, leading more people to light fires in Africa, South America and Australia. This pushes carbon monoxide – another pollutant – into the earth’s atmosphere, which is demonstrated by the grey shades which have emerged on the map. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.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 FunEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmTheFashionBallPrince Harry Has Changed His Mind About Meghan MarkleTheFashionBallLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 21 April 2015 6:37 am whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Jessica Morris last_img read more

Could this widely used calculator be needlessly driving people to take statins?

first_img Related: The new research strikes at the heart of the risk calculator by saying its core algorithm errs on the high side. It is the largest study to find a severe overestimate of risk, which gives it credibility. And unlike some predecessors, the Kaiser study cannot be criticized for “missing” some strokes and heart attacks; it has complete records for everyone. “We had full follow-up on all of our patients,” said senior author Dr. Alan Go.Another point in its favor is that it jibes with recent research. A 2015 study called MESA, of about 7,000 people, discovered that the risk calculator overestimated the odds of stroke or heart attack by 86 percent in men and 67 percent in women. Of people predicted to have a risk of 7.5 percent to 10 percent, only 3 percent of men or 5 percent of women actually had heart attacks or strokes. Gut Check is a periodic look at health claims made by studies, newsmakers, or conventional wisdom. We ask: Should you believe this?The Claim: The most influential calculator of the risk of having a heart attack or stroke overestimates the likelihood of those events by 500 percent or more. More than 7,000 people access the online tool every day, according to the American College of Cardiology. And physicians use it routinely in their offices to identify people who should be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins. That suggests many people have been needlessly prescribed the drugs.Tell Me More:The risk tool, released by the American Heart Association and the cardiology group in 2013, combines age, sex, smoking status, cholesterol level, blood pressure, and other factors to calculate a person’s risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or fatal coronary disease in the next 10 years. The idea is to guide therapy more precisely than cholesterol levels alone do; most people with a risk of 7.5 percent or more are advised to take a statin, while at 5 percent they’re told they and their doctors should consider doing so.To see how well the predictions matched reality, researchers at Kaiser Permanente, the large health care provider in California, followed 307,591 nondiabetics aged 40 to 75, none diagnosed with atherosclerosis or prescribed statins. That matched the population the calculator is aimed at. Starting in 2008, the researchers compared the calculated risks to the actual incidence of heart attack, stroke, or death from blocked arteries.advertisement Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images Another likely flaw is that the calculator doesn’t take into account diet and exercise. “If people have a healthier lifestyle, the same ‘inputs’ might add up to less risk” than the calculator shows, said Kaiser cardiologist Dr. Jamal Rana, the study’s lead author. That is, being this age with this cholesterol level and this blood pressure adds up to a lower risk because you’re exercising, avoiding trans fats, and loading up on kale.The Verdict:The new study is not definitive, but more and more evidence says Americans are being told they have a much greater chance of having a stroke or heart attack than they actually do, with millions unnecessarily being prescribed statins. Heart attack patients are getting younger — and more obese Sharon Begley By Sharon Begley May 6, 2016 Reprints TALIA BRONSHTEIN/STATSource: Accuracy of the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Equation in a Large Contemporary, Multiethnic Population Watch: Episode 1: Could playing a dolphin in a video game help stroke patients recover? TALIA BRONSHTEIN/STATSource: Accuracy of the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Equation in a Large Contemporary, Multiethnic Population Really?The risk calculator was criticized as soon as it was released in 2013, and the skeptics said the new study confirms their suspicions. If physicians use the risk predictions to identify people who should be on a statin, as the cardiology groups recommend, then at least some of those prescribed the powerful drugs “won’t benefit from them,” said epidemiologist Nancy Cook of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, who was not involved in the new study. Please enter a valid email address. Leave this field empty if you’re human: The heart groups criticized MESA for including patients taking statins, arguing that the drugs were the reason that the incidence of heart attacks and strokes was below what the calculator spat out. The Kaiser study excluded people on statins, so that criticism doesn’t apply.But a related one might. Excluding people who started taking statins during the study “substantially skewed their [final] population to one with the lowest risk of having a heart attack or stroke,” said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a member of the task force that developed the risk calculator. “Kaiser is renowned for identifying high-risk people and getting them on therapy.” He acknowledged, however, that the calculator is meant for people not already being treated with statins.The new study reported data for only five years, while the calculator’s risks are for 10. But the chance of a heart attack or stroke rose by about the same amount annually, a linear trend that after 10 years would still have left the number of cardiovascular events well below what the calculator predicts.It is not clear why the algorithm overestimates risks. One possibility is that the patients it is based on participated in 1990s-era research and might not be representative of today’s population. For one thing, they were older and whiter.A more interesting explanation is that the inputs for the algorithm — blood pressure, cholesterol, age, and the others — have different consequences in 2016 than they did in the 1990s.For instance, said Kaiser’s Go, blood pressure drugs (which more people are taking than in the 1990s) “might have beneficial effects apart from their effects on hypertension, so a blood pressure of 150/80 might give you a lower risk today than it did in the 1990s.” Yet the calculator assumes that 150/80, and hypertension generally, imparts the same risk of heart attack and stroke as it did decades ago.center_img About the Author Reprints Actual vs. Predicted Rates of Stroke, Heart Attacks, Deaths from Heart Disease in Non-diabetic Women Subgroup (N=189,511)Cumulative 5-year risk observedCumulative 5-year risk expected0%2%4%6%8%10%>=5%3.75% – < 5%2.5% - < 3.75%< 2.5%Cumulative 5-year risk5-year predicted risk group5-year predicted risk groupCumulative 5-year risk observedCumulative 5-year risk expected>=5%0.0150.0843.75% – < 5%0.0070.0432.5% - < 3.75%0.0050.031< 2.5%0.0020.009Cumulative 5-year risk expected Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT's top stories of the day. [email protected] Privacy Policy Actual vs. Predicted Rates of Stroke, Heart Attacks, Deaths from Heart Disease in Non-diabetic Men Subgroup (N=118,080)Cumulative 5-year risk observedCumulative 5-year risk expected0%2%4%6%8%10%>=5%3.75% – < 5%2.5% - < 3.75%< 2.5%Cumulative 5-year risk5-year predicted risk group5-year predicted risk groupCumulative 5-year risk observedCumulative 5-year risk expected>=5%0.0210.0893.75% – < 5%0.0110.0442.5% - < 3.75%0.0080.031< 2.5%0.0040.014Cumulative 5-year risk expected Related: @sxbegle Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. By 2013 there had been 2,061 such events; according to the risk calculator, there should have been 10,151. Among the nondiabetic patients whose calculated risk was 2.5 percent to 5 percent, the actual chance of suffering a cardiovascular event was roughly one-fourth that amount, the researchers reported in the current Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In the highest-risk group, with a predicted risk above 5 percent, actual risk was only 1.85 percent. Actual risks were closer to predictions for people with diabetes, whom the researchers analyzed separately.The overestimates occurred for both sexes and all races and ethnicities.advertisement Gut CheckCould this widely used calculator be needlessly driving people to take statins? Tags heart diseasestatinsstrokelast_img read more