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Mark Monaghan

Mark is a Lecturer in Crimimology and Social Policy at Loughborough University. Prior to that he worked in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. He completed his PhD in 2008 also at Leeds. His first degree was in sociology at the University of Liverpool. He works mainly in the area of social policy and criminology, with particular reference to the area of drugs policy.

Drugs fatalities overtake car fatalities for the first time

Sep 09, 2016 10:49 am UTC| Health Life

Seven years ago, fatalities from opiates overtook fatalities due to road accidents in the US. Sadly, the same phenomenon is now playing out in England. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show...

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Economy

UK gilts flat after May employment report shows mixed signals; June CPI seen rising to 2.6 pct y/y

The United Kingdoms gilts remained tad higher during European session Tuesday after the countrys employment report for the month of May showed mixed results. Investors will now turn their focus on the consumer price...

New Zealand’s Q2 annual CPI bounces back, albeit misses expectations; NZD/USD rises nearly 0.75 pct

New Zealands second-quarter annual consumer price inflation (CPI) bounced back, albeit missing market estimates, while the q/q rate fell in comparison to the previous reading in the first quarter. Following this, the...

Australian 10-year bond yield jumps to 1-month high as RBA July minutes reiterates next move to be hike

Australian government bonds slumped on Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) July meeting minutes reiterated next move to be interest rate hike not cut, pushing the yield on the 10-year bond yield to nearly...

U.S. Treasuries remain resilient ahead of Trump-Putin Summit, June retail sales

The U.S. Treasuries remained resilient on Monday as investors wait to watch the summit between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, scheduled to be held later today. Also, the countrys retail...

FxWirePro: German bund prices to remain weak on improving risk appetite; eyes on Eurozone’s June CPI, Trump-Putin Summit

The German bund prices are expected to remain weak for a short period, following the improvement in investors risk appetite as the U.S.-China trade tensions started to ease, after a lengthy period of uncertainties and...

Politics

Poland's judicial purge another step toward authoritarian democracy

Since the elections of 2015, Poland has been ruled by the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS), a far-right nationalist group that has transformed the country beyond recognition. Poland had once been...

Arrest and release of Somaliland poet puts spotlight on regional troubles

Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland. Surges often occur around elections, and most recently due to assertive...

The Murri Book Club and the politics of reading for Indigenous Australians

Although the 2018 Closing the Gap report on Indigenous disadvantage highlighted the importance of literacy for Indigenous Australians, progress remains slow. But, while reading is widely considered an unmitigated good and...

Brexiteers outmanoeuvred at Chequers as Theresa May corrals her cabinet to agree Brexit plan

On his first visit to the prime ministers country retreat at Chequers, the Liberal Democrat minister David Laws was reminded of the setting for an Agatha Christie film, where most of the guests would be murdered. Six years...

Is Indonesia retreating from democracy?

This is an edited extract from Tim Lindseys essay Retreat from Democracy, which appears in Australian Foreign Affairs #3, published 9 July. For much of the past 20 years, Indonesia has been held up as a model of...

Science

Long live the Europe of scientists!

This article is published as part of the EuroScience Open Festival (ESOF), of which The Conversation France is a partner. Since its inception, the European project has benefitted citizens from all walks of life in every...

Discovering dopamine's role in the brain: Arvid Carlsson's important legacy

Arvid Carlsson, the Swedish neuroscientist and Nobel laureate, died on June 29, 2018 at the age of 95. He had devoted his life to understanding how the brain works and was awarded the Nobel for his research into dopamine ...

How Novichok is different from radioactive poisons – and what this means for decontamination

A man and a woman were found unconscious in Wiltshire, England, on July, after having been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok. This is the same substance that was used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and...

We need a bank of DNA from dirt and water to protect Australia's environment

Measuring biodiversity used to mean laboriously collecting samples and manually identifying the plants, animals and fungi. This might involve careful inspection under a microscope to spot identifying features. This takes a...

Curious Kids: Where do black holes lead to?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome serious, weird or wacky! You might also like...

Technology

MacBook Pro 2018 News and Updates: Huge Jump In Performance Since 2011, Doubly Powerful Now

The previous generation of MacBook Pro laptops from Apple was roundly criticized for the lackluster performance provided. It would seem that the Cupertino firm has learned its lesson and has made the MacBook Pro 2018 a...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Rumors, News and Updates: Device to Come with New Fingerprint Tech, 8GB Chip?

Quite a lot of rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S10 have been circulating on the web. Among the most recent to pop up include indications of a new fingerprint-scanning technology. More concrete details from Samsung itself...

Bitcoin News and Updates: Cryptocurrency Grows in Value Following News of BlackRock Interest in Blockchain

Bitcoin has been on an upward streak lately, and adding to its growth is the interest that BlackRock is reportedly showing in its bedrock technology, blockchain. As of this writing, the cryptocurrency is trading at...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, News and Updates: Leaks Suggest New Protagonists, Locations; Rockstar Games Denies 2019 Launch

GTA 6 is long overdue and it seems that fans still need to wait a little longer as Rockstar Games is busy with other things. It was reported that the main cause of the delay is Red Dead Redemption 2 as the game developer...

'Far Cry 5' DLC 'Lost on Mars' Release and Latest Updates: Hilarious Opening Cinematic and Gameplay Sure to Surprise Players

Far Cry 5s Lost on Mars downloadable content (DLC) looks set to provide a more light-hearted experience compared to the games main story. Gamespot has posted a preview video of the new DLCs first 16 minutes. ...
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