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How EpiPen’s maker raised prices, and hackles, so much 0

How EpiPen’s maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 11:54 AM Published: Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 11:04 AM By: Debbie Lord – Cox Media Group National Content Desk Hold on to your streaming device, the VMAs are only hours away. For the terminally hip and fatally cool among us (which you are not if you call yourself that, so ) it s the equivalent of Christmas, the feud between Kanye and Taylor and a new drop from Queen Bey, herself, all right there on Spotify. Much of the talk in the run-up to MTV’s annual award ceremony/fight is centering on Britney Spears and her next comeback. The last one on the 2007 show didn t go over so well, but Spears is in a better place now (her words). Add to that, the incredible coincidence that she released a new album ( Glory [1] ) on Friday and you can expect something good. Beyonce may get tired going up and down the steps to receive awards she s nominated for 11 this year. And, hello, British singer Adele is up for eight awards. There is no host, but a couple of comedians will keep the night rolling, Rihanna is being honored with the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award — at 28. Here s the particulars of Sunday s show. What time is the show? The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, with red carpet arrivals beginning at 6:15 p.m. ET; a pre-show beginning at 8 p.m. ET hosted by DJ Khaled, and the main event at 9 p.m. ET. Where can I watch it on TV? The show airs live on MTV from Madison Square Garden (there is a tape delay for the West Coast, so it airs at 9 p.m. local time there.) You can watch the show on the MTV and MTV 2 networks. Check with your local TV provider for channel numbers. What other platforms can I catch it on? You can watch the show through MTV s app [2] with cable authentication. Also, a livestream starts [3] at 7 p.m. Sunday. Who is hosting? There is no host, per se, but comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are being called the masters of ceremonies. They will give a running commentary on the show as their alter egos, The Shamester and Lizard Sheeple. Who will be handing out the little Moonman trophies? All kinds of folks are set to hand out the awards. Alecia Keys, Sean Diddy Combs, Jaden Smith, Shameik Moore, Fifth Harmony, Tove Lo and Jimmy Fallon, to name a few. Also, the Final Five the 2016 U.S. Women s Olympic team along with Olympic swimming star Michael Phelps, have been asked to present awards. Who is scheduled to perform? It will be a treat for music fans, as Spears, Rihanna who is being awarded the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award Ariana Grande with Nicki Minaj, the rapper Future, Nick Jonas, The Chainsmokers along with Halsey and Ty Dolla $ign are all expected to perform. And, if history teaches us anything, we can expect a surprise performance by Beyonce. At least that s the rumor. In memoriam It seems like this section of the show, if there is one, could last as long as the awards ceremony. We ve lost a lot of incredible talent this year David Bowie, Prince and Glenn Frey among them. Do I need to prep? The show is not going to watch itself. It s always good to be prepared. Watch these videos so you can impress your friends with comments like, Her emotional range is incredible, or He s really grown vocally since the incident with the pet monkey. Beyonc : Formation [4] Adele: Hello [5] Drake: Hotline Bling [6] Justin Bieber: Sorry [7] Kanye West: Famous [8] Most talked about moment? At this event, that s a tough one, but odds are it will somehow be connected to Kanye West. West, in addition to potentially grabbing the mic from any number of people, has been given 4 minutes of free stage time to do with as he pleases. What could go wrong with that? As we said earlier, there is a lot of buzz around Britney Spears and Rihanna s performances. How can I participate in the show? Other than playing air guitar or singing into your hairbrush in front of a mirror, there s only one way by voting. You still have time to vote for the Best New Artist. Remember, they are our future. Click here to vote. [9] Who is up for what? Here is the list of nominees for Sunday s awards: Video Of The Year Adele Hello Beyonc Formation Drake Hotline Bling Justin Bieber Sorry Kanye West Famous Best Female Video Adele Hello Ariana Grande Into You Beyonc Hold Up Rihanna featuring Drake Work (short version) Sia Cheap Thrills Best Male Video Bryson Tiller Don t Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna This Is What You Came For Drake Hotline Bling Kanye West Famous The Weeknd Can t Feel My Face Breakthrough Long Form Video Florence + The Machine The Odyssey Beyonc Lemonade Justin Bieber PURPOSE: The Movement Chris Brown Royalty Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy Best Pop Video Adele Hello Alessia Cara Wild Things Ariana Grande Into You Beyonc Formation Justin Bieber Sorry Best Hip Hop Video 2 Chainz Watch Out Bryson Tiller Don t Chance The Rapper featuring Saba Angels Desiigner Panda Drake Hotline Bling Best Electronic Video 99 Souls featuring Destiny s Child & Brandy The Girl Is Mine Afrojack SummerThing! Calvin Harris & Disciples How Deep Is Your Love The Chainsmokers featuring Daya Don t Let Me Down Mike Posner I Took A Pill In Ibiza Best Rock Video All Time Low Missing You Coldplay Adventure Of A Lifetime Fall Out Boy featuring Demi Lovato Irresistible Panic! At The Disco Victorious twenty one pilots Heathens Best Collaboration Ariana Grande featuring Lil Wayne Let Me Love You Beyonc featuring Kendrick Lamar Freedom Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna This Is What You Came For Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign Work From Home Rihanna featuring Drake Work (short version) Best New Artist Bryson Tiller Desiigner DNCE Lukas Graham Zara Larsson Best Art Direction Adele Hello (Production Designer: Colombe Raby) Beyonc Hold Up (Production Designer: Jason Hougaard) David Bowie Blackstar (Production Designer: Jan Houllevigue) Drake Hotline Bling (Production Designer: Jeremy MacFarlane) Fergie M.I.L.F. $ (Production Designer: Alexander Delgado) Best Cinematography Adele Hello (Cinematographer: Andr Turpin) Alesso I Wanna Know (Cinematographer: Corey Jennings) Ariana Grande Into You (Cinematographer: Paul Laufer) Beyonc Formation (Cinematographer: Malik Sayeed) David Bowie Lazarus (Cinematographer: Crille Forsberg) Best Choreography Beyonc Formation (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia) Beyonc Sorry (Choreographer: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight, Dana Foglia, Anthony Burrell, Beyonc Knowles Carter) FKA Twigs M3LL155X (Choreographers: Aaron Sillis, Benjamin Milan, Kenrick Sandy and FKA twigs) Florence + The Machine Delilah (Choreographer: Holly Blakey) Missy Elliott featuring Pharrell WTF (Where They From) (Choreographer: Hi-Hat) Best Direction Adele Hello (Director: Xavier Dolan) Beyonc Formation (Director: Melina Matsoukas) Coldplay Up&Up (Director: Vania Heymann, Gal Muggia) David Bowie Lazarus (Director: Johan Renck) Tame Impala The Less I Know The Better (Director: Canada) Best Editing Adele Hello (Editor: Xavier Dolan) Ariana Grande Into You (Editor: Hannah Lux Davis) Beyonc Formation (Editor: Jeff Selis) David Bowie Lazarus (Editor: Johan S derberg) Fergie M.I.L.F. $ (Editor: Vinnie Hobbs) Best Visual Effects Adele Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (VFX Editor: Jonathan Box, MPC) Coldplay Up&Up (VFX Editor: Vania Heymann) FKA Twigs M3LL155X (VFX Editors: Lewis Saunders and Electric Theatre Collective) The Weeknd Can t Feel My Face (VFX Editor: Bryan Smaller) Zayn PILLOWTALK (VFX Editor: David Smith) Song of the Summer Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna This Is What You Came For Drake One Dance Fifth Harmony featuring Fetty Wap All In My Head Justin Timberlake Can t Stop The Feeling Kent Jones Don t Mind Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber Cold Water Nick Jonas featuring Ty Dolla $ign Bacon Selena Gomez Kill Em With Kindness Sia Cheap Thrills The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey Closer References ^ Glory (www.google.com) ^ MTV s app (www.mtv.com) ^ a livestream starts (www.mtv.com) ^ Formation (time.com) ^ Hello (time.com) ^ Hotline Bling (time.com) ^ Sorry (time.com) ^ Famous (time.com) ^ Click here to vote. 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Car and caravan thief escapes arrest after chase in Wisbech

13:08 26 August 2016 Seb Pearce [1] Police recovered a truck and a caravan after they were stolen near Wisbech last night. Archant Police were involved in a car chase after a 4×4 and caravan were stolen from Westmead Avenue in Wisbech. Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. The BCH Police Dog Unit assisted as the driver of the truck fled. A black Isuzu 4×4 and a caravan were recovered after police entered into a chase with the driver last night (Thursday 25). The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Dog Unit was also called in but the driver fled the scene when arriving in Elm. References ^ Seb Pearce (www.wisbechstandard.co.uk)

SmartDrive To Demonstrate Latest Video-Based Driver Risk Management Technology At The Commercial Fleet Van … 0

SmartDrive To Demonstrate Latest Video-Based Driver Risk Management Technology At The Commercial Fleet Van …

SmartDrive Helps Van and Truck Fleets Reduce the Frequency, Severity and Financial Impact of Collisions HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom , July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SmartDrive Systems [1] , a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency will be showcasing its latest video-based driver risk management safety programmes at the new Commercial Fleet Van & Truck Show [2] at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire on 20-21 September 2016 . Visitors to the SmartDrive stand (E8) will be able to see first-hand how the company’s SmartChoice programme can help them reduce collisions by up to 50 percent, improve fuel consumption by up to 3 percent and achieve significant reductions in the total cost of risk across their fleet. Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140923/148038 [3] “Despite developments in vehicle technology, such as active safety systems, advanced braking, and lane departure warning, the driver is still the most advanced technology in the vehicle. Driving performance represents the biggest opportunity to improve fleet safety and efficiency by proactively managing risky driving behaviour,” stated Aidan Rowsome , vice president, EMEA of SmartDrive. “Anything that diverts the driver’s full attention away from driving is incredibly dangerous and costly,” continued Rowsome. “Despite the vast data available from telematics systems, the complexities of the driving environment prevent fleets, even the large players, from getting unbiased insight on driver performance. SmartDrive solves this challenge by providing the missing intelligence link for fleets, which is definitive driver performance data combined with vehicle systems data, in an easy-to-use, web-based programme that meets the needs of fleets of every size.” SmartDrive’s SmartChoice programme provides an effective way to improve driver performance and is the only video-based driver safety programme that provides fleets the freedom to choose the level of video protection that best aligns with their specific business priorities and needs. Whether the fleet operator’s primary objective is exonerating drivers from frivolous or fraudulent claims, protecting drivers by capturing and coaching risk or preventing collisions with up to 360 degree visibility to risk, SmartChoice offers a solution to meet each fleet’s distinct requirements. “UK commercial fleet operators are facing increased pressure at present,” commented Rowsome. “With the economic uncertainty surrounding the UK’s decision to exit the EU, operators are now more than ever focussed on reducing bad costs associated with their fleets and are looking for more cost-effective ways to boost productivity and profitability. Safe and anticipative driving has the biggest influence on avoidable bad costs that can be incurred on the road. A proactive video based driver risk management programme provides one of the quickest and most effective methods to make significant gains, from a financial, operational and safety perspective for all commercial fleets.” Fleet operators interested in finding out more about what SmartDrive can deliver for them, can register to attend the Commercial Fleet Van & Truck show by clicking here [4] . About SmartDrive Systems SmartDrive Systems, the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award for Video Safety Solutions, gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video analysis, predictive analytics and personalised performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy to use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere. The Company, which is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 , has compiled the world’s largest storehouse of more than 150 million analysed risky driving events. SmartDrive Systems is based in San Diego, Calif. , and employs 450 people worldwide. For more information on SmartDrive Systems, please visit http://uk.smartdrive.net/ [5] . Contact or Follow SmartDrive at: Email penny.randall@smartdrive.net Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/smartdrivesystemsinc Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/smartdriveinc YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/smartdrivesystemsinc LinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/smartdrive-systems [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] SOURCE SmartDrive Systems RELATED LINKS http://uk.smartdrive.net [11] References ^ SmartDrive Systems (uk.smartdrive.net) ^ Commercial Fleet Van & Truck Show (vanandtruck.commercialfleet.org) ^ http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140923/148038 (photos.prnewswire.com) ^ clicking here (vanandtruck.commercialfleet.org) ^ http://uk.smartdrive.net/ (uk.smartdrive.net) ^ penny.randall@smartdrive.net (www.prnewswire.co.uk) ^ http://www.facebook.com/smartdrivesystemsinc (www.facebook.com) ^ http://www.twitter.com/smartdriveinc (www.twitter.com) ^ http://www.youtube.com/smartdrivesystemsinc (www.youtube.com) ^ http://www.linkedin.com/company/smartdrive-systems (www.linkedin.com) ^ Link to http://uk.smartdrive.net (uk.smartdrive.net)