“The Hill has always been non-partisan and our explosive growth is a testament to that approach,” said Finkelstein in a statement. “We expect this growth to continue, with February on track to be another record-setting month.” Folio: I hear a lot of journalists say this is a uniquely complicated administration to cover for a variety of reasons. Is it ever a challenge or does it ever require extra care to maintain that non-partisanship upon which The Hill prides itself? This administration actually is in some ways quite open and that leads to traffic. There is always something going on. They may favor some outlets, but what administration hasn’t? The gaggle exclusion is a bad precedent, since it strains the way news is delivered. I doubt that will continue. The comScore rankings, as The Hill points out, place it well ahead of Politico, the Daily Caller, and “all other independent political sites,” meaning sites that aren’t part of a larger media organization, like CNN or The Huffington Post. In a time of unprecedented civic and political engagement — in the age of digital media, at least — count The Hill among those enjoying the so-called “Trump Bump.” Folio: followed up with Finkelstein to learn a little bit more about The Hill’s recipe for digital success. The 23-year-old D.C. media outlet, which primarily focuses on Capitol Hill politics and policy, reached a record high of 25 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January, according to comScore’s multi-platform data, a 135 percent increase over January 2016 — which, at the time, was itself a record-breaking month. Folio: Where have you seen most of your traffic coming from? How did The Hill do it? By playing it straight, says Capitol Hill Publishing Corp. chairman James Finkelstein. Finkelstein: We think we are the ultimate non-partisan site. We even try to balance contributor pieces. So, although we get criticized from both sides, people come to us because they trust us. James Finkelstein: We have added about 25 percent more editorial staff, adding coverage, which in itself helps traffic. We have added serious opinion contributors, which has drawn serious people to the site. In the last two years, we have added the best social team as well. We have lots of policy writers, which is unusual and probably is helpful. Finkelstein: We have very large shares from direct, search, and social as well as links. Over two years the largest increases have been in social, but referrals have been huge in recent times. Folio: Apart from a natural increase in interest during the political cycle, what have you done differently to achieve such a dramatic jump in traffic over last year?
WILMINGTON, MA — Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. recently announced that it was awarded a five-year, $95.7 million contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under NIAID’s Division of Intramural Research animal care program, Charles River will manage and provide staffing for NIAID’s on-site vivarium and related research model operations. The program is required to ensure the humane care and use of research models, and the efficient management of NIAID’s research model operations.“We are very pleased to be awarded this significant contract by NIAID and look forward to establishing a collaborative relationship to support NIAID’s critical biomedical research programs across a range of scientific disciplines,” said James C. Foster, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles River. “Charles River’s focus on science, research model care, and productivity will enable NIAID to streamline its research by delivering operational and cost efficiencies through strategic insourcing. We believe that an increasing number of government and academic institutions, as well as biopharmaceutical clients, understand the value of utilizing our flexible and efficient staffing solutions.”The contract was awarded on April 20, 2018, and commenced on September 14, 2018. The initial period of the contract runs through September 13, 2019, and it includes annual renewal options to extend the contract for an additional four years through September 13, 2023. The Company expects this new contract to generate incremental revenue of approximately $18 million over the initial twelve-month period, with modest increases in each of the subsequent periods. The contract is not expected to have a meaningful impact on the Company’s 2018 financial results because its start date was near the end of the third quarter.Charles River’s Insourcing Solutions business will manage approximately 200 on-site, Charles River personnel to support the NIAID contract, ranging from program management, training, quality control, animal husbandry, veterinary, technical, research, and administrative support staff. The staff will provide a wide range of technical and support services required for biomedical research involving multiple scientific disciplines. The scope of the contracted services includes veterinary medical care, research model husbandry, technical support, data management, routine maintenance, sanitation, transportation, logistics, and administrative support. The services will be provided on location at various NIAID and other government facilities. Charles River’s Insourcing Solutions business offers recruiting, training, staffing and vivarium management services to academic, government and biopharmaceutical clients.This project will be 100% funded with federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services under contract no. HHSN272201800014C.About Charles RiverCharles River provides essential products and services to help pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies and leading academic institutions around the globe accelerate their research and drug development efforts. Our dedicated employees are focused on providing clients with exactly what they need to improve and expedite the discovery, early-stage development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them. To learn more about our unique portfolio and breadth of services, visit http://www.criver.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Charles River Laboratories via BusinessWire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Charles River Labs To Hold World Congress On Animal Models In Drug Discovery & DevelopmentIn “Business”Wilmington’s Charles Rivers Announces Recipients Of 1st Annual ‘Research Models in Drug Discovery’ AwardIn “Business”Wilmington’s Charles River Labs Settles Overbilling Allegations For $1.8 MillionIn “Business”
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoJatiya Oikya Front on Thursday announced a 2-day programme, including demonstration wearing black badges and holding a public hearing, protesting what it said ‘vote robbery ‘ in the 30 December national election, reports UNB.Jatiya Oikya Front spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programmes after a meeting of the steering committee of the alliance at Kalam Hossain’s Motijheel chamber.Fakhrul, also BNP secretary general, said the scheduled citizen dialogue on 6 February has been postponed.”Today’s Oikya Front steering committee meeting decided to hold a black badge wearing programme in front of the National Press club on 6 February protesting vote robbery on 30 December,” he said.Fakhrul said the programme will begin at 3pm and conclude at 4 pm with the participation of Oikya Front leaders and activists.Besides, he said, their alliance will hold a public hearing with the participation of Oikya Front candidates and victimised voters on 24 February.Fakhrul said they will later announce the name of the venue where the programme will be held.