Maraganore runs away with best biopharma CEO award; Soon-Shiong wins prize for worst

first_img GET STARTED Adam Feuerstein Maraganore runs away with best biopharma CEO award; Soon-Shiong wins prize for worst 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. You, the readers of STAT, have spoken. Your votes determined the best and worst biopharma CEOs of 2017.The Best: John Maraganore of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Congratulations, John! Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. What’s included? About the Author Reprintscenter_img 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. By Adam Feuerstein Dec. 17, 2017 Reprints Adam’s Take @adamfeuerstein What is it? Hyacinth Empinado/STAT [email protected] Tags biotechnologycancerrare diseaselast_img read more

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Philly city council committee eases ordinance to restrict sales reps after lobbying pushback

first_img After lobbying by the pharmaceutical industry, a Philadelphia City Council committee late last week agreed to amend a controversial ordinance that would ban drug makers from giving gifts to doctors and also require all sales reps to become licensed in hopes of blunting the opioid crisis.The key concession by the lawmakers was to offer an exemption for conventions, while yet another exemption would delay enforcement for 180 days after the ordinance becomes law. As it so happens, the BIO trade group has such an event scheduled in Philadelphia in early June. Log In | Learn More By Ed Silverman Dec. 3, 2018 Reprints Ed Silverman Philly city council committee eases ordinance to restrict sales reps after lobbying pushback Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED 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. Tags pharmaceuticalsSTAT+states @Pharmalot 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.center_img GET STARTED [email protected] Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. What is it? BIO’s 2018 convention took place in Boston. David L Ryan/Globe Staff Pharmalot About the Author Reprints What’s included?last_img read more

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Stradbally rise to second in the table after win over The Heath

first_img Previous articleSecond-half turnaround sees Rosenallis overcome Mountmellick in division 1BNext articleAll Saturday’s Laois GAA and soccer results Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Stradbally rise to second in the table after win over The Heath TAGSACFL Division 1AStradbally v The Heath Twitter He kicked five points and was a real vocal point for the home team from start to finish.Barney Maher’s men have now won four of their last five games and join The Heath, O’Dempsey’s and Portlaoise on eight points in the table.The Heath played with the breeze in the first half but it was Stradbally who got the first two points.A long period of passing led to the first which was expertedly curled over by Jamie Devoy while full forward Colm Kelly got the second after a pass from Damien Murphy.Chris Bergin replied for The Heath but Stradbally were three clear after ten minutes thanks to a brace of frees from Colm Kelly.The Heath then enjoyed a purple patch. Daithi Carroll slotted a brace after Robbie Dowling smashed one over to level matters after 18 minutes.Stradbally then had a great goal chance. Eoin Buggie got through and forced a great save from keeper JP Nerney. The rebound came to Buggie who was still on the ground and he fisted the ball towards Colm Kelly who volleyed it wide.Damien Murphy regained the lead for Stradbally but a late Andrew Booth point sent us in level at 0-5 apiece.Stradbally almost had the perfect start to the second half when Colm Kelly released Podge Fitzpatrick but his shot just nipped over the bar and he had to settle for a point.Eoin Buggie added another but Eoin Delaney replied for The Heath before Conor Delaney regained the two point lead.Colm Kelly and Daithi Carroll traded frees before another Kelly free put Stradbally three clear as we entered the final quarter.The gap remained so with 50 minutes played as Daithi Carroll saw a free cancelled out by one from play by Podge Fitzpatrick for Stradbally.The Heath threatened to draw level though after 55 minutes when Daithi Carroll was put through on goal one on one with Wayne Comerford but the Stradbally stopper pulled off a fine save.Daithi Carroll kicked a free as we entered injury time but that would be the final score as Stradbally sealed a vital win.SCORERS: Stradbally: Colm Kelly 0-5 (four frees), Podge Fitzpatrick 0-2, Jamie Devoy, Damien Murphy, Eoin Buggie and Conor Delaney 0-1 each The Heath: Daithi Carroll 0-5 (three frees), Chris Bergin, Robbie Dowling, Andrew Booth and Eoin Delaney 0-1 eachSTRADBALLY: Wayne Comerford; Liam Clancy, Liam Knowles, Jamie Kavanagh; Justin Lalor, Eoin Buggie, Charlie O’Brien; Darren Maher, Conor Delaney; Jamie Devoy, Podge Fitzpatrick, John Clancy; Tadhg Murray, Colm Kelly, Damien Murphy. Subs: Podge Langton for Murray (45mins), Colm Clancy for Devoy (58mins)THE HEATH: JP Nerney; Alan Whelan, Gary Roe Smith, Neil Keane; Mark Dowling, Jimmy Nerney, Ciaran Booth; Daithi Carroll, Andrew Booth; PJ Daly, Robbie Dowling, Brian Ging; Eoin Delaney, Chris Bergin, Daniel Hennessy. Subs: Liam Kinsella for Hennessy (41mins)Referee: Eamon Strong (Emo)SEE ALSO – 14-man Laois defeat Antrim to throw Joe McDonagh Cup hopes a lifeline Twitter Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Stradbally rise to second in the table after win over The Heath SportGAAGaelic Football Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 19th May 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Stradbally 0-11 The Heath 0-9ACFL Division 1AStradbally rose to joint second place in the ACFL Division 1A table as Colm Kelly led them to a two point win over The Heath this evening.last_img read more

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U.S. economy growing moderately: Fed

first_img Higher gas costs led to increase in U.S. consumer prices in March TD Economics says that the report found that consumer spending increased in most districts, manufacturing activity expanded, and credit demand grew too; while construction activity was largely flat. Additionally, payrolls expanded moderately and prices increased only slightly in most districts, it says. “Our overall impression is that the pace of growth has perhaps dialed back a notch over the most recent period,” TD says. “This is not surprising in light of the fact that the economy grew 5% in the third quarter, a pace which was unlikely to be maintained. That being said, the pace for continued real GDP growth in the area of 3% over the near future remains intact.” RBC also says that today’s report “had a slightly less upbeat tone”, but that it still suggests that the U.S. economy is maintaining a good degree of momentum heading into 2015. “The report indicated continued expansion in many sectors of the economy although perhaps at a slightly slower pace overall than in recent quarters,” it says. Overall, RBC says that the report should not affect the timeline for the normalization of monetary policy. “We continue to expect that the Fed will begin to raise the rate in June 2015,” it says. TD expects the Fed to remain on hold until September. Related news U.S. inflation subdued in April Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.S. economy grew at strong 3.2% rate in Q1 2019center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter A report released Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Reserve suggests a slightly weaker pace of growth in the U.S. economy heading into the new year, but economists don’t expect it to derail the path to more normal monetary policy. According to RBC Economics, the Fed report, known as the beige book for the colour of its cover, “had a slightly less upbeat assessment of overall economic conditions than the previous report.” Most districts continued to report a “modest” or “moderate” pace of growth, although growth slowed slightly in oil-producing regions due to the impact of lower oil prices. James Langton Keywords United StatesCompanies Federal Reserve Board last_img read more

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BMO employees help even the odds

first_img This year, in communities across Canada and the U.S., the event encompasses projects supporting children and youth organizations, elder care, food banks, community housing and health care facilities, family resource centres, parks and recreational facilities, relief organizations and homeless shelters. “Volunteering is at the heart of BMO’s culture,” says Joanna Rotenberg, head, personal wealth management, BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO). “We believe that volunteering deepens our understanding of the needs of those around us and builds strong, lasting relationships with the communities where we work and operate. We are here to help.” Rotenberg personally volunteered with First Book Canada, joining fellow BMO employees as they read to Grade 1 and 2 students at an elementary school in the Greater Toronto Area. “First Book Canada, as one example, is leading the way in helping children from low-income backgrounds get access to the resources they need to flourish in the classroom and beyond. We are honoured to be a partner in this worthy cause,” she saus. BMO staff in eight major cities across Canada volunteered at First Book events. The so-called “reading parties” also featured presentations from local Canadian authors and illustrators. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Companies Bank of Montreal center_img IE Staff This week, thousands of Bank of Montreal employees left their desks to volunteer in communities across Canada and the U.S. in support of BMO Volunteer Day, the bank announced on Thursday. Launched in 2001, the day-long event provides opportunities for BMO employees to participate in charitable work and projects during business hours. last_img read more

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Some banks offer reduced credit card interest rate for clients affected by virus

first_img Canadian Press Keywords Interest rates,  Coronavirus,  Credit cards,  Mortgages Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Several of Canada’s largest banks are offering reduced interest rates on personal credit cards for Canadians in financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.CIBC credit card clients who request to skip a payment and are experiencing financial difficulties will receive a temporary lower annual interest rate of 10.99%, the bank announced in a statement. Covid vaccine-sharing discussions to dominate G7 summit talks Businessman taking travel plan from a tourist agent at a tourist agency counter. iStock Consumer debt driven by new mortgages, but credit card debt at six-year low Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Virtual meetings to continue post-pandemic in B.C. For the 80,000 Canadians that have already received CIBC credit card relief, the temporary lower rate will be retroactively applied to March 15, the company said.“We know Canadians need help now to manage day to day expenses,” Laura Dottori-Attanasio, senior executive vice-president, personal and business banking, said Friday.“By lowering rates, we want to help reduce stress that Canadians are feeling as a result of Covid-19 and provide them with additional flexibility for every day purchases.”Royal Bank said it was cutting credit card interest charges by 50% for personal and small business clients receiving minimum payment deferrals for up to two months.A 50% credit of their interest charges will be applicable upon completion of a financial review with a bank adviser.Clients already receiving minimum payment deferrals will also have interest charges cut in half with the difference in interest credited to their account.“Clients are managing their spending as they adjust to new circumstances and, to help them, we have introduced several relief measures to support them in this very difficult time,” said Neil McLaughlin, head of personal and commercial banking.He said about 80% of clients don’t pay credit card interest or have access to lower interest rate options like lines of credit.“By reducing interest charges for clients who receive credit card minimum payment deferrals, we are now offering additional support during these challenging times.”National Bank said it is reducing the impact of interest charges on credit cards for clients who requested a deferral and who are most affected by this crisis.It will defer minimum monthly payments on National Bank Mastercards by up to 90 days and temporarily reduce the annual interest rate on credit cards to 10.9% for all credit card holders granted a payment deferral.It is also helping with interest charges for those who defer mortgage payments and prioritizing calls starting next week to call centres for seniors 75 plus.“In the past few weeks, we’ve helped tens of thousands of clients by offering them relief measures, payment deferrals and valuable advice and support,” said Lucie Blanchet, executive vice-president, personal banking and client experience.Scotiabank said it is also offering a range of relief measures, including minimum credit card payment deferral for up to three months.However, interest will continue to accrue on outstanding balances and will be payable once the deferral period is over, says a notice on its website.TD announced it would reduce credit card interest rates by 50% for customers facing financial hardship.“Most Canadians pay their credit card on time, but we know that right now some families are facing financial hardship and are in need of some additional relief,” said Teri Currie, group head, personal banking.TD said customers directly affected by Covid-19 who need payment deferrals can apply online regarding mortgage payments, credit card payments, auto loan payments and business banking principal payments.The moves come as the big banks faced calls to lower interest rates on things like credit cards, which generally carry high interest rates compared with other types of borrowing, to help reduce the bills faced by Canadians.The banks announced more than two weeks ago that they would offer mortgage payment deferrals for Canadians who may be struggling due to Covid-19.They have also lowered their prime rates, which are used to set the amount charged for variable-rate mortgages and other variable-interest loans, as the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate target.last_img read more

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$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources

first_imgRelated$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources Related$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Natural resources protection and conservation activities in the Office of the Prime Minister, is to benefit from $13.32 million, which has been allocated in the 2008/09 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House.The allocation has been divided among: coastal zone management; pollution control and waste management; parks and protected areas species habitat monitoring; public education and communication; and watershed management and protection.The grant for coastal zone management is $2.823 million, which will enable the continuation of the following activities in the fiscal year: monitoring of ecological systems (marine and terrestrial) and physical systems (beach stability and oceanography) within the country’s coastal zone; development of pre-approval inspection procedure and guidelines for internal use and post-approval inspection guidelines to assist post-inspection monitoring by environmental wardens; provide mapping of development information in a formal way to aid in future development; assist in the development of wetland protection plan; beach rehabilitation process, streamlining and implementing the next phase of rehabilitation; and develop standards and guidelines to mitigate the impact of sea level rise.Meanwhile, $2.5 million will be spent on continued implementation of national programmes for pollution control and waste management, with a monitoring process that encourages compliance with standards and establishes links with private and public entities.The project is responsible for, among other things: implementing an environmental Management System; developing an inventory of sewage and industrial discharge; and strengthening the legislative basis for accountability for environmental stewardship.Parks and protected areas species habitat monitoring activities will benefit from a sum of $5 million for the establishment and management of a system for protected areas, both directly and through appropriate delegation, using a variety of strategic co-management partnership and contractual arrangements with the public sector, non-governmental organisations, community groups, private companies and individuals.The public education and communication component will receive$1 million to create greater awareness of the importance of the environment and emphasize the methods of conservation, protection and usage of available natural resources in a suitable manner. Meanwhile, $2 million will go toward the continued protection and management of the island’s watershed and natural resources.This project seeks to: reduce the incidence and impact of bush fire on watershed resources and ecosystem; facilitate the work of local watershed management committees; provide land use information or problem analysis, planning and development; and develop and implement an appropriate information system. $13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources UncategorizedApril 1, 2008center_img Related$13 Million for Activities to Protect Natural Resources Advertisementslast_img read more

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Second round of live music program opens

first_imgSecond round of live music program opens The second round of the Live Music Australia program is now open for applications from small to medium venues.These grants will support the music industry get back on its feet after COVID-19 restrictions and once again prepare to host live shows.Grants of up to $100,000 are available to support professionally operated venues stage quality local live music for Australian communities.The program will provide $5 million annually over 4 years with funding allocated through an open competitive grants process through 2 rounds each year to:help venues as they prepare to reopen and rebuild their music programs as restrictions are lifted on public gatherings and live performancesupport performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists, andencourage partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.The program is part of the Government’s $30.9 million Australian Music Industry Package­.Applications can be made through our online grants system SmartyGrants until 18 February 2021.Over 100 individual venues across every state and territory will benefit from 88 grants through the first round of the program – from pubs in the remote outback, to clubs and theatres in major capital cities.Visit our Live Music Australia page /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian, coronavirus, covid-19, Government, industry, Internet, Music, Music Australia, online, outback, quality, visitlast_img read more

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Exxonmobil closure – a devastating blow for workers

first_imgExxonmobil closure – a devastating blow for workers Australian Labor PartyLabor demands that Scott Morrison intervene to save thousands of jobs in Victoria following the announcement of the closure of ExxonMobil oil refinery at Altona.This is devastating news for hundreds of local workers and for the future of Australia’s fuel security.This decision will cost hundreds of direct jobs and impact thousands of workers in downstream industry. This is further proof that the Government has no plan for workers affected by these decisions.Australia’s petrochemical manufacturers all rely on by-products produced from the ExxonMobil refinery. These manufacturers will likely need assistance, given the year they’ve had through COVID, to ensure they don’t close.Following just months after the closure of the refinery at Kwinana in Western Australia, the Morrison Government has overseen the closure of half of our domestic refineries in the last six months.The Government announced a $211 million so-called fuel security package in September last year to keep refineries on line.Six months later another refinery will close its doors.Morrison and Angus Taylor said their fuel security plan would ‘create 1,000 new jobs and protect workers in the fuel sector and in fuel-dependent industries’.Instead, their ‘stewardship’ has seen the loss of 600 jobs at Kwinana, and the imminent loss of 350 direct jobs at Altona, and many thousands more if they continue to sit on their hands.Another hollow headline and empty promise never delivered by Scott Morrison.Labor warned then that the package was inadequate and failed to address Australia’s fuel security needs. Today’s announcement clearly shows this Government has no real plan.Scott Morrison’s policy vacuum has left hundreds of workers without jobs and the nation without a sovereign supply of domestic fuel. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ALP, AusPol, Australia, Australian Labor, fuel, future, Government, Impact, industry, jobs, Kwinana, Labor Party, Loss, Morrison, Morrison Government, oil, Scott Morrison, security, Victoria, Western Australialast_img read more

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Multi-Domain Integration Industry Day 24 June 2021

first_imgMulti-Domain Integration Industry Day 24 June 2021 What is Multi-Domain Integration?BackgroundThe Defence Integrated Operating Concept 2025 set out the case for change in defence, and explained the changes to the threats and the challenges faced by the UK.Multi-Domain Integration is about ensuring that every part of defence can work seamlessly together, and with government departments and Britain’s allies, to ensure it is capable of responding to the threats we face.MDI VisionTo create a unified way of working between all parts of defence, which uses every capability in concert to support a desired outcome.To use modern technology to enable this to happen more quickly, more efficiently, and more often.To change the way of thinking in defence. Everyone in defence needs to embrace MDI, because everyone will contribute to it in some way.The MDI Change Programme is led by Strategic Command, working in collaboration with MOD Head Office and the Front-Line Commands.Find Out More /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Britain, Defence, Government, industry, technology, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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