Google and DeepMind are playing fast and loose with society’s trust

first_img Tom Strange When Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, it asserted that it would not connect the product with its core Facebook experience and that data would not be shared. But it quickly went back on this commitment, breaching the trust of users.Now, Google’s DeepMind, a company that was given “legally inappropriate” access to 1.6m NHS patient records, according to a senior data protection adviser to the NHS, has breached our trust.DeepMind has stressed that its current contracts, and the data they process, cannot move over to Google without the prior consent of its partner hospitals, who are the only ones who can decide how data is processed. But critics allege that the company has broken promises it made to patients.The use of tech and big data in healthcare is a thorny issue. As a society, we want to support positive initiatives, such as the work that DeepMind has completed to improve patient care and help detect acute kidney injuries. The NHS is cash-strapped and looking to improve efficiency wherever it can, and tech plays a crucial role in this.This has been echoed by health secretary Matt Hancock, who is set to invest more money into healthcare innovation and technology. And with a growing number of innovative “healthtech” startups, there are definitely opportunities for collaboration with the private sector. 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But somewhere along the road, these businesses have lost their way. We are placing ever more trust in them, and it is disappointing to see our trust broken time and again. It needs to end.As business leaders in the tech world, we should pledge that 2019 will be the year of making society the number one priority, even at the cost of growth in profitability. Do this, and these Silicon Valley giants can become an enduring force for good.But if they keep taking advantage of their power, the future will be very different for these tech powerhouses. Consumers will not tolerate being lied to over and over again.center_img Share However, when it comes to something as sensitive as our health, privacy is paramount, and effective patient safeguards are crucial.When DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014, the founders did try to put protections in place, such as appointing an independent reviewer panel in 2016 to scrutinise the company’s work in healthcare.​ It seems that they truly did intend to be an ethically sound business.However, the recent absorption of DeepMind into Google Health has revealed that good intentions are not enough. Google has now said that this panel is not fit for purpose if DeepMind is to grow globally, and is disbanding it.My suspicion would be that, amid mounting losses in the DeepMind division, there has been pressure to create economic returns for Alphabet. Alphabet’s profits ultimately win out over the good intentions of the DeepMind team, largely at the expense of the end user, as it is our data at risk.We will most likely never know exactly what happened, but given the revelations about murky business practices and questionable attitudes towards user data at the big tech firms, you’d be justified in suspecting that, perhaps, somewhere deep inside Google, there might have been a team of people who had always planned for this to happen. whatsapp whatsapp Google and DeepMind are playing fast and loose with society’s trust Tags: Alphabet Data protection DeepMind Facebook Google Healthtech NHS Startupslast_img read more

What pricing controversy? Pharma’s reputation is actually improving

first_img Ed Silverman What is it? By Ed Silverman June 1, 2017 Reprints GET STARTED Despite being demonized over its pricing, a new survey released this week finds the pharmaceutical industry actually enjoys a strong reputation among most people.Using a formula that relies on ranking several different attributes — innovation, performance, leadership, citizenship, governance, workplace, and products and services — the industry received a grade of 71.8, a notable 3.5 point improvement from last year and its best showing in five years. And of eight countries canvassed, drug makers received their best reviews from folks in the U.S. Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ [email protected] What pricing controversy? Pharma’s reputation is actually improving Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What’s included?center_img About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. The rankings are composed of the average of all companies, not an evaluation of the entire industry. Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa/AP @Pharmalot Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDlast_img read more

Hedge fund investing $100 million in Harvard drug research

first_imgIn the Lab Log In | Learn More Researchers at Harvard University who want to take drug discoveries from the lab to the market may soon get an infusion of cash.The university plans to announce a partnership Wednesday with Deerfield Management, a health care hedge fund firm that has pledged $100 million to invest in promising potential drugs. Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Hedge fund investing $100 million in Harvard drug research What is it? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints By Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe March 13, 2019 Reprints What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED GET STARTED Lisa Poole/AP Tags Bostondrug developmentresearchSTAT+last_img read more

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun before deadly shooting

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Minnesotaofficer involved shooting AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Sun Country Airlines offers new routes to RSW, Punta Gorda Airport April 28, 2021 AdvertisementWright, 20, died on Sunday in a metropolitan area that was already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death. His death sparked violent protests on Monday morning.Gannon said at a news conference that the officer made a mistake, and he released the body camera footage less than 24 hours after the shooting.The footage showed three officers around the stopped car. Authorities said they pulled Wright over for expired registration tags. When another officer went to handcuff Wright, they said he was being arrested on a warrant. Then the struggle began followed by the shooting. Wright drove the car several blocks before crashing into another car. Kim Potter to be charged with second-degree manslaughter in Daunte Wright case April 15, 2021 Festival honoring George Floyd to be held on street where he took his last breaths May 26, 2021 “As I watch the video and listen to the officer’s command, it is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” Gannon said. “This appears to me from what I viewed and the officer’s reaction in distress immediately after that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was investigating.Wright’s girlfriend, who was in the passenger seat, sustained non-life threatening injuries during the crash. Gannon would not name the officer but described her as “very senior.” He would not say whether she would be fired following the investigation, AP reported. “I think we can watch the video and ascertain whether she will be returning,” the chief said.Wright was wanted after failing to appear in court on charges that he fled from officers and possessed a gun without a permit during an encounter with Minneapolis police in June, court records show. In that case, a statement of probable cause said police got a call about a man waving a gun who was later identified as Wright.Click here to learn more about who the man called before he diedTo read the full story, click here. Advertisement BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. [AP] – The Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright meant to grab her Taser, not her handgun, the city’s police chief said on Monday. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” It happened as police were trying to arrest the man on an outstanding warrant, Associated Press reported. “I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” the officer is heard shouting on her body cam footage released at a news conference. She drew her weapon as Wright broke free from police and got back into his car. After firing a single shot from her handgun, the car sped away, and the officer is heard saying, “Holy (expletive)! I shot him.” RELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Minnesota officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright resigns April 14, 2021last_img read more

UPDATED: Major electricity outage strikes Portlaoise ESB confirm

first_img WhatsApp ESB A high number of customers are currently without electricity in Portlaoise this evening.The ESB have confirmed that a major fault has struck the town since around 5.50pm this evening.They say that over 3,000 customers are affected by this and it is centred in the Maryborough area of the town.The cause is not known but crews are working to try rectify the problem.As of 8pm, it’s still out in St Brigids and the Borris Road including the Grange and Forest Park. Facebook Community Facebook Previous articleSt Fergal’s Rathdowney bow out in All-Ireland semi-finalNext articleLaois hurler jokes, popular hotels and feeding Portlaoise – it’s our Tweets of the Week LaoisToday Reporter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois has been battered for the last two days from high winds associated with Storm Erik.However, these abated today so it is unclear if this has anything to do with this problem.SEE ALSO – Duignan ends Leinster final dreams for Mountrath CS Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twittercenter_img TAGSPower Community Pinterest Council WhatsApp Pinterest Home News UPDATED: Major electricity outage strikes Portlaoise ESB confirm News By LaoisToday Reporter – 9th February 2019 UPDATED: Major electricity outage strikes Portlaoise ESB confirm Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ last_img read more

W.H. Stuart claims near $8 million mark

Keywords Investor protectionCompanies MFDA Investor Protection Corp. James Langton The firm was placed under the administration of a bankruptcy trustee on Sept. 18, it reports; and it says that, as of Sept. 20, the IPC had received claims totaling $7.9 million, and that it expects to receive additional claims. “It appears that some client accounts may have shortfalls in the amount of cash or mutual funds owed to these clients,” it says. However, it’s not yet clear how much the fund may have to pay out. “Until such time as the claim forms for WHS are reviewed, assessed and the MFDA IPC completes its approval process to determine that the claims are eligible under its coverage policy, management does not believe it is possible to make a reliable estimate of the amount of potential claims payable by the fund,” it says in the report. Absent a reliable estimate of the potential claims, there’s no provision for these claims in the IPC’s latest financial statements, it notes. Currently, the fund has a balance of $35.3 million (as of June 30); it charges dealers an annual assessment of about $2.9 million, and it maintains a $30-million credit facility, and an additional $20 million of insurance coverage. According to the report, revenues exceeded expenses by $2.0 million during the latest fiscal year, compared to $3.0 million in 2012. Operating expenses increased by 34% from the previous year, it says, due to 2013 being the first full year of the excess fund insurance coverage (the full year’s premium was $292,320). Excluding the change in insurance premium, operating expenses were essentially flat year over year. The IPC is aiming to build a $50 million reserve over the next few years, a process that began in 2011. In its report, it notes that a review of the planned target, and the rate of accumulation of funds, will be required once the WHS insolvency is resolved. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media NASAA approves model act for establishing restitution funds Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada’s (MFDA) contingency fund has received almost $8 million in claims related to the lone fund dealer insolvency last year, and it expects more. In its latest annual report, the MFDA’s Investor Protection Corp. (IPC) indicates that it has received $7.9 million in claims relating to the insolvency of W.H. Stuart Mutuals, Ltd. (WHS), which was suspended by the MFDA on May 31. It was deemed insolvent by the IPC board as of that date, for the purpose of claims by customers against the fund. (See Investment Executive, MFDA suspends W.H. Stuart, June 3, 2013.) OSC finalizes DSC ban Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

The family wagon is all it takes to create a lifelong love of road trips

first_img ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 AMC Rambler wagon file photo.  CZmarlin / Wikimedia Commons We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Children are very good at imagining things that are even worse, little inventors of every worst-case scenario. But on those long rides west, nestled somewhere in that Rambler with the distant hum of my parents talking and my sisters bickering and the endless miles unfurling beneath the tires, my love of road trips was born. I’ll never do one in a Rambler again, but part of that Rambler comes with me on every trip I take. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever My Dad was a ramblin’ man.To this day, I can’t see a picture of a 1966 AMC Rambler wagon without thinking about Saskatchewan, a red-on-red patterned interior, a Styrofoam cooler and the top of my sister’s head in the front seat.She got carsick, you see. So the rest of us had to make do in the back as we hurtled past endless stretches of northern Ontario forest as it carved around Lake Superior — “That’s the deepest of the Great Lakes, kids. Lots of ships went down in there.” — and then across even more prairie on our way to visit two very old, very small people who didn’t like a cluster of noisy little girls all that much, to be honest. My grandparents tried, but from the moment we tumbled out of the car like a bunch of dusty puppies that had been penned up far too long, you could see them counting down the days until we did the whole thing in reverse. advertisementcenter_img RELATED TAGSGMCNews Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos Trending in Canada Every other year or so, that black Rambler would be stuffed full of everything we would need to make sure we could drive 3,000 kilometres without spending money on anything but fuel. I swear my father would have driven straight through if my mother hadn’t begged and badgered him to stop somewhere, anywhere. We’d usually cram into some foul little motel room at the edge of some anonymous town, the swing set in the parking lot long rusted in place, the swimming pool, though advertised, never more than a dried-out concrete basin. It was never hard to leave these places, even at 5 a.m., which I’m sure was part of the plan all along.My mother had the unenviable task of mothers throughout history: Keep the kids quiet so Dad could concentrate on the driving. He’d stuff a piece of Wrigley’s spearmint into his cheek (we only liked Juicy Fruit, so he’d buy spearmint), prop his already deeply tanned left arm out the window, and yank the stick down into first gear.RELATED What happened to driving for driving’s sake?“Three in the tree,” I’d announce, though nobody cared. My Dad’s best friend had called it that one time, a man who got a new car every couple of years and was probably making fun of my father for milking every mile he could out of his Betsy. I liked the sound of it, and to this day wish I could have driven that three-in-the-tree. I’d try to put my arm out the window, too, but as one of the youngest, I rarely got the window, and when I did, I had to sit on my folded legs to reach, and they eventually got numb and I knew better than to ask to stop to stretch them out.This is why kids kick each other in the back of the car.Instead, my mother would make nests in the rear of the car and we’d take turns tucking in like snails. Seatbelts? Those were for the front seat. I’d rock to sleep with the sound of the Styrofoam cooler beside me, the incessant squeak enough to set your teeth on edge if it hadn’t already been keeping you company for hour after hour. Sometimes, I’d curl up in the footwell instead, imagining my head just inches from the tires that roared and vibrated as we made our way west.Rain was the best, of course. To break the relentless heat on a black car that had nothing but the relief of wind rushing into open windows, and to give a bunch of sticky little girls something else to look at. The water would nicker under the tires like we were driving on glue, and we’d trace the jagged path of water drops on windows until Dad told us to stop fogging them up. We’d roll down the windows an inch at a time, trying to capture both the moisture and the cleared air, until Dad would yell, “buffeting!” to warn us his window wasn’t down and we thought for sure the change in air pressure would blow our eardrums, or something even worse. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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Mentor Program now accepting registrations

first_imgStaff Council Speaker Series: Faculty Staff Assistance Program Q&A, November 12, 1:00 p.m. Staff Council, along with counselors from CU’s Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, invite you to a presentation about how you can utilize FSAP as your employee mental health support resource and gain ideas for mindfulness-based stress management strategies. Read more Published: Aug. 25, 2020 Online registration is now open for the Infrastructure and Sustainability Mentor Program (ISMP). Entering its ninth year, the ISMP is designed to provide CU Boulder staff an opportunity for both professional and personal development through a variety of self-directed activities as mentor team participants. The ISMP is open to all Infrastructure & Sustainability (I&S) staff who have been with the university for at least one year, and all University of Colorado staff members who want to participate in the program. Any CU Boulder staff member may participate, provided at least one team partner is an I&S Staff. If you have ever considered developing a mentor program for your department or college, this is a great opportunity to learn from an award winning program and discover what you might implement in your own area. You can come with a partner or ISMP will assign one to you based on your expressed growth areas such as leadership development, project management, computer literacy, and more. This year’s program will be hosted via Microsoft Teams. This is a wonderful opportunity for personal and professional development, as well as an opportunity to network with staff members from across campus.  There is no cost to you to participate! A record 53 teams (105 individuals) completed the ISMP during the 2019-2020 cohort.Registration is available on the ISMP site.More InformationA Speaker Series will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 8th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. where staff from Infrastructure and Sustainability will speak about the program, and answer questions. Click here to RSVP and receive meeting information. For questions about the program, please contact Kelsey Draper at [email protected] or 303-735-6176.Categories:Be engaged.Tags:Professional DevelopmentSpeaker Series2020 Staff Council Speaker Series: I & S Mentor Program CU Boulder Staff Council would like to thank all who participated in the Staff Council Speaker Series on the Infrastructure and Sustainability Mentor Program. If you were unable to attend, the event was recorded and can be viewed at the following link. Read more Related Articles Staff Council Speaker Series – Rock Your LinkedIn Profile On April 13th at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. join LinkedIn and Employee Services for Rock Your Profile, an interactive learning experience that will give you tips and insights to make your LinkedIn profile stand out. Read more last_img read more

9 things to do this weekend: Pop-up dog park, volunteer projects, more

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 15, 2021 This weekend brings trivia night, sound bath yoga and meditation, DIY hand sanitizer, a session on redefining beauty, the CU Choirs spring concert and more.Friday, April 16Feel Good Fridays 12:15–12:45 p.m.  VirtualTake a 30-minute break today and participate in a mindfulness activity. This guided meditation can undo stress, soothe the nervous system and help you feel relaxed and revitalized. All are welcome, and there is no need for past experience with meditation. Registration is required.Free Friday Power Hour: Sound Bath Yoga & Meditation​ 5–6 p.m.  Rec Center, Studio 2Come get your body moving before the weekend and join the Rec Center’s Free Friday Power Hour fitness classes. This class is designed to relax your body and mind through healing music. Come experience the benefits of sound-based meditation. You must register to save your spot.Zero Waste DIY Live: Make your own hand sanitizer​ 5–5:30 p.m.  Instagram LiveJoin the Zero Waste Outreach Team on their Instagram page for a live zero waste DIY life hack that you can add to your daily habits to reduce your environmental impact. Today’s hack is making your own hand sanitizer. Don’t forget to follow @cuzerowaste on Instagram and tune in for this event.Community Game Night: Trivia Night​ 6:15 p.m.  VirtualDo you know random facts you’re eager to share? Come put your skills to the test in a unique virtual experience full of trivia. You can have your camera on or off, or even join from your computer or phone. Better yet, you’ll be competing for prizes and you might have a chance to meet some new people along the way! Make sure to register for this fun-filled event.Saturday, April 17CU in the Community: National Volunteer Week Projects​ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Various locations Join the Volunteer Resource Center for outdoor, physically-distant service projects! You’ll have an opportunity to connect with other students, engage in direct service and reflect as a group. There are three projects you can take part in including preparing outdoor playground areas and removing litter from natural spaces. Be sure to sign up to participate! Update: The Hill clean-up event has been postponed to April 20.One Day Dog Park at Beach Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Beach Park Come meet your dog-owning neighbors of the Hill at this pop-up dog park hosted by Off Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations. Please sign up for a time slot in advance so we can best avoid large crowds. Even if you don’t sign up, or don’t even own a dog, feel free to stroll by to see what’s up.Buffs After Dark: Redefining Beauty​ 7–9 p.m.,  UMC 235Explore the link between the beauty and makeup industry and mental health, gender expression, race and self-image. When you attend you’ll have the chance to be part of free giveaways! Registration is required.Sunday, April 18CU Choirs spring concert​ 7:30 p.m.  Livestream  Pay what you can Join the University Men’s and Women’s choruses for their spring concert. These choirs are devoted to the study and performance of voice-specific repertoire and perform in several on-campus settings.New Play Festival April 15–28  Virtual  Pay what you can Join the Department of Theatre & Dance online to watch how the next generation of theatre artists imagines the world we live in. Each of these exciting, peer-reviewed new plays will receive a recorded, virtual reading, and the festival will culminate in a livestreamed talkback with the playwrights and creative teams.Categories:Things to DoGetting InvolvedCampus Communitylast_img read more

Rescue Dog Wines Arrives in Louisiana

first_img Previous articleSierra Vintners Retain Industry Veteran Camron King to Lead AssociationNext articleAfternoon Brief, September 17 Press Release Facebook TAGSKrewe du Bizou WinesRescue Dog Wines Share AdvertisementBizou will sell four wines from Lodi-based wineryPhoto credit: Alina TyulyuNew Orleans, Louisiana and Lodi, California, September 2019 – Effective September 2019 Rescue Dog Wines will be distributed in Louisiana by Bizou Wines, based in New Orleans. “We’re honored to represent Rescue Dog Wines, with its lively labels and simply delicious, well-made wines,” said James Moises, the owner of Bizou Wines.Bizou will be carrying four wines: 2018 Rosé, Predominantly Poodle Sauvignon Blanc, Bubbly Boxer Sparkling Rosé and Beloved Mixed Red, Red Wine Blend. The wines are crafted by winemaker Susana Rodriguez Vasquez and Eric Donaldson with grapes grown according to Lodi Rules protocols in Lodi, California.Rescue Dog Wines was founded in 2017 by Blair and Laura Lott. The Lotts donate 50% of their profits to rescue dog organizations across the country. On National Dog Day (August 26), the winery did a joint program with Hotel Milo in Santa Barbara, California.  Dogs were welcomed with treats and gifts, and owners with choices of the Rescue Dog wines. “This type of collaborative effort brings us great joy,” comment Blair and Laura Lott, who have participated in dog rescue related events including the Sacramento SPCA Fall Gala, Friends of the Alameda (California) Animal Shelter, the Lodi PALS (People Assisting Lodi Shelter), Los Angeles Found Animals Foundation, The Rescue Dog Runway Show in Los Angeles and the English Bulldog Rescue Bully Ball in Atlanta. https://www.rescuedogwines.com/Founded in 2009, Krewe du Bizou Wines is based in New Orleans and imports and distributes fine wines from around the world. In New Orleans, the term “krewe” is applied to a group of people who make up a Mardi Gras organization. “When combined, you get a collection of fine wines representative of those special little kisses (bizou) in life, which is exactly what you’ll discover at Krewe du Bizou Wines,” explains James Moises. The company is located on the Lafitte Greenway at 2500 Saint Louis Street in New Orleans. Following Rescue Dog Wines’ lead, Bizou will be donating a portion of their sales to local New Orleans animal rescue groups. Advertisement Home Industry News Releases Rescue Dog Wines Arrives in LouisianaIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessRescue Dog Wines Arrives in LouisianaBy Press Release – September 17, 2019 377 0 Email Pinterest ReddIt Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more