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Rusting oil platform in Timor Sea could cost taxpayers $1 billion

Rusting oil platform in Timor Sea could cost taxpayers $1 billion

A rust-riddled oil vessel anchored in the Timor Sea has cost Australian taxpayers $86 million since February 2020, and independent Senator Rex Patrick believes the final price tag for its clean-up could spiral to $1 billion.Key points:Rex Patrick says the government should never have taken responsibility for the Northern EndeavourCosts are spiralling out of control…

IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast’s economic recovery

IMF: Vaccine inequity threatens Mideast’s economic recovery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of mass inoculation campaigns and an increase in oil prices. But the International Monetary Fund warned Sunday that an uneven vaccine distribution would derail the region’s rebound, as the prospects of rich…

BrandPost: Building Digital Resilience to Thrive in the New Normal

BrandPost: Building Digital Resilience to Thrive in the New Normal

About | 2021 will be a year of economic recovery, navigated by policy, technology, and talent. Huawei is fully committed to being the preferred ICT partner in the region and to share experiences. The Asia Pacific economy is on its way to recovery, underpinned by the acceleration of digital transformation. As local industries begin their…

Comcast’s Peacock faces new tests from advertisers, viewers

Comcast’s Peacock faces new tests from advertisers, viewers

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising. I’m Lucia Moses, deputy editor here. Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here.First, senior reporter Lauren Johnson is hosting a webinar about how advertisers can navigate the death of third-party cookies…

Why Would Anyone Pay Andrew Cuomo $4 Million for a Book?

Why Would Anyone Pay Andrew Cuomo $4 Million for a Book?

Seven years ago, on the eve of being elected to a second term as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo completed a rite of passage familiar to all presidential aspirants: He published a memoir, All Things Possible. It is overlong at more than 550 pages, cliché-ridden, and hopelessly dull, which is to say a standard-issue…

The Biden Administration Needs Lisa Murkowski

The Biden Administration Needs Lisa Murkowski

Late Monday, Politico reported that Senator Lisa Murkowski, one of a handful of Republicans in the chamber who can be counted on in close confirmation votes, nixed the Biden administration’s desired nominee for deputy secretary of the Interior Department. The nominee, Elizabeth Klein, the deputy director of the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at the New York University…