Pharmalittle: Will countries nationalize anti-coronavirus supplies? Pandemic halts some academic labs

first_img 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. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Ed Silverman March 16, 2020 Reprints Tags pharmalitleSTAT+ Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. This week, however, ushers in a new era of sorts, as many of us greatly alter long-standing routines, at least for a while. Nonetheless, remaining focused can be a good thing, so please join us as we continue one of our own rituals — the celebrated brewing of the cup of stimulation. Meanwhile, we have once again assembled a few items of interest to help you get started. We hope your day goes well and you remain healthy.An allegation that the Trump administration tried to secure exclusive rights to the production of an experimental coronavirus vaccine in Germany has revived concerns that countries worldwide might move to nationalize key supplies to respond to the growing pandemic, STAT explains. The allegation, first reported in German media and later echoed by that nation’s health minister, centered on the suggestion that the Trump administration sought to strike a deal with CureVac, a drug maker based in Germany but that also has operations in the U.S. What is it? Pharmalot Ed Silverman Log In | Learn More What’s included?center_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. About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmalittle: Will countries nationalize anti-coronavirus supplies? Pandemic halts some academic labs [email protected] @Pharmalot Alex Hogan/STATlast_img read more

Continue reading

CUMI to Benefit From Proceeds of Prayer Breakfast

first_imgRelatedPM Simpson Miller Sends Condolence to Storm Affected Territories Photo: JIS PhotographerVice-Chairman, National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC), Bishop Stanley Clarke (left); Chairman, NLPBC, Rev. Dr. Stevenson Samuels (centre) and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Peter Reid, exchanging pleasantries prior to the start of a press conference, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, on January 7, to launch the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast. The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Story HighlightsProceeds from this year’s National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) will go towards bolstering initiatives of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI).During the breakfast a free-will offering will be collected for the cause.Persons may also support the initiative by depositing their pledges at Victoria Mutual Building Society. RelatedCabinet Approves Public-Private Partnership Model for Kingston Terminal RelatedNCC Had Endorsed, Then Revoked Cenitech After Cabinet Approval of Contracts CUMI to Benefit From Proceeds of Prayer Breakfast Office of the Prime MinisterJanuary 8, 2014Written by: Chris Pattersoncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail CUMI to Benefit From Proceeds of Prayer BreakfastJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Proceeds from this year’s National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) will go towards bolstering initiatives of the Committee for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill (CUMI), particularly its breakfast programme.Located on Rectory Drive, Brandon Hill, in Montego Bay, the Committee provides assistance to mentally ill homeless persons in and around the area.During the breakfast, which is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, a free-will offering will be collected for the cause.Persons may also support the initiative by depositing their pledges at Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), account number: 22-684-518.Speaking at a press conference, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston to launch the event, on Tuesday, January 7, Secretary, National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC), Clyde Edwards, said CUMI was chosen as part of efforts to give more support to mentally challenged individuals.“The CUMI, headed by a former nurse, takes care of the mentally ill in and around Montego Bay. They have been doing it for many years and they provide about 500 breakfasts per month for the mentally ill,” he noted.Mr. Edwards explained that the mentally ill persons need to take their medication and they should have a meal for the medication to  be effective.For his part, Chairman, NLPBC, Rev. Dr. Stevenson Samuels, emphasised that the Breakfast is an important national initiative, which seeks to bring to the leadership hope and a message that will filter from the breakfast into various avenues across the island.He informed that other segments have been added to this year’s programme to enhance it. “We have expanded the number of prayers that we will be having at the breakfast. We have also increased the number of visits to the various leaders of this nation. Many persons would not know, but a part of this process of producing this breakfast is just visiting with our leaders and listening to them, having prayers with them, challenging them in some instances and taking away suggestions that they have for nation building,” he added.Dr. Samuels lauded the VMBS for their support to the initiative for the past 29 years.The theme for this year’s 34th staging of the NLPB is: ‘Courageous Leadership for Challenging Times’ and will be held under the patronage of Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen. Attendance at the breakfast is by invitation only.The purpose of the annual prayer breakfast is to foster greater unity in the nation, particularly among the nation’s leaders at all levels, through prayer and fellowship. The first leadership prayer breakfast was held in January 1981. It arose out of the church’s concern for peace and justice, reconciliation and unity in the nation.Some of the charities and orgnisations that have benefitted from the breakfast include: Muirton Boys’ Home, Glenhope Place of Safety, Peace Management Initiative (PMI), Golden Age Home, Riverton City Development Fund,  Ansel Gayle Educational Fund, Western Kingston Project, Jamaica Council of Human Rights, YESS Programme,  Marie Atkins Night Shelter for the Homeless, Jamaica Aids Support Committee, Hope for Children Foundation and Food for the Poor. Advertisementslast_img read more

Continue reading

Chinese job market boosted by 5G

first_img Asia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 OCT 2019 Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Tags Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Yanitsa Boyadzhieva center_img 5GChinaeconomyjobs HomeAsiaNews Chinese job market boosted by 5G Previous ArticleXiaomi plots 5G device ramp in 2020Next ArticleChina Unicom profit climbs despite mobile weakness Singtel lights SA 5G network Chinese operators have yet to launch commercial 5G services, but the technology was tipped to have already made a significant contribution to the nation’s economy by providing growing opportunities on the job market.Online recruitment platform Zhaopin stated jobs related to the technology grew ninefold between January and May compared to the same period in 2018, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported.The growth of job openings was valued 806 per cent year-on-year, with average monthly salary growing 44 per cent to CNY15,644 ($2,212).However, the demand for specialists working in the field of 5G seemed to be far from met, with an increase in job applicants of just 151 per cent for the period.Investment in the new network technology in China is forecast to stand at CNY900 billion to CNY1.5 trillion between 2020 and 2025, SCMP reported, citing data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).CAICT also predicted the next-generation mobile technology will generate CNY10.6 trillion in economic value and more than 3 million jobs in the five-year period.In June, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued commercial 5G licences to China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Broadcasting Network.Operators reportedly signed up more than 10 million 5G subscribers, ahead of commercial launches on standalone infrastructure, which are expected by the close of this month. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Authorlast_img read more

Continue reading

Five Acts Not To Miss At The Inaugural Escape Music Festival

first_imgEveryone loves a good Fall music festival. Although the strong sunshine and innocent wonder of a summer fest are slightly dampened by the cooler temperature, the anticipation and excitement is heightened. Each musical act has something new to bring to the table.Summer is for play, but Fall is for introducing the new sound, created and developed over the past year. The inaugural Escape Music Festival in Brooklyn, NY encompasses that mindset completely, with a lineup filled with some of the world’s most innovative names in both electronic and rock music.This festival is attractive and exciting because of its Pier 9 backdrop, with an awesome view of the city. Not only that, but the festival will give NYC a taste of the electronic music and party culture of Ibiza, Spain, with a Elrow Ibiza hosted stage! It brings a more worldly view of the scene to our shores and L4LM cannot wait to see it in action.Major European electronic producers such as Boris and Sebastien Leger are making their way to the states, to showcase their music at the Elrow Ibiza stage, alongside major American acts such as Girl Talk and Moby, headlining at the main stage. This spectacular lineup will unfold on October 11 and 12, and below are five acts we are particularly looking forward to.1. BASECAMPAn up-and-coming trio from Nashville, Tennessee, BASECAMP is breaking boundaries in both the electronic and indie rock music scenes. The guys seamlessly blend the heavy bass and beats one would typically find in an EDM track with super smooth vocals common in pop-rock songs.  The smooth appeal of this group is apparent in their track “Emmanuel”, both dark and enchanting, it keeps us coming back to more of their work. BASECAMP will attract you with interesting hooks and soul-binding rhythms.2. Alan FitzpatrickAs headliner of the Elrow Ibiza stage, Alan Fitzpatrick has a lot to bring to the stage. Not only is he a universally recognized DJ who is constantly in high demand, he also has built up quite the niche from himself in techno. Fitzpatrick doesn’t normally perform in the states as he has a strong fanbase throughout Europe, especially in Germany and his native UK. Needless to say, I am very interested in witnessing his rare stateside appearance and his mix of techno and trance first hand. 3. STRFKR (DJ Set)After being rained out from this year’s Hudson Project, NYC music fans are eager to see STRFKR, who always throws down a super cool and upbeat set. As a band, STRFKR’s music captures that quintessential Brooklyn sound, especially noticeable in their song “Beach Monster”. Somewhat rock, a bit of disco, and utterly hip, these guys may very well be the fan favorites of the entire weekend. 4. The Joy FormidableDon’t let the huge commercial success of this band fool you, because The Joy Formidable has some serious skills. The Welsh alternative rock band is both strong and creative, unafraid to swtich up their sound from song to song. Their most recent single “Silent Treatment” displays a softer side of the group, yet it still packs a powerful punch. Powerful lyrics and an incredible stage presence brought this band the incredible and well deserved buzz. The video below for “A Heavy Abacus” is one of my favorite songs by the group, both raw and powerful. Take a look below and you’ll understand why.5. PlaceboPlacebo might just be the biggest comeback story of this music festival. Known for being one of the biggest alternative rock bands of the 1990s, Placebo has a distinctive sound that is incredibly characteristic of that particular time. This performance, as a part of their “Loud Like Love” North American tour, will mark the first time the band has toured together since 2007. While they are supporting a recent release, the band should hopefully indulge the crowd with their huge hits such as “Special K”, “Every You, Every Me” and “Pure Morning”. Whatever may occur, expect these guys to play on of the most talked about sets at Escape.Both single-day and full weekend passes are now on sale for the inaugural Escape Music Festival. Be sure to get yours soon as ticket prices are slated to go up. For more information about tickets, lineup, and all the great offerings of this beautiful Brooklyn festival, be sure to visit their website.-Marisa (@musicalmarisa)last_img read more

Continue reading

NBA issues memo banning ‘casual relationship’ visitors in bubble

first_imgWhen conference semifinals begin in the 2020 NBA playoffs, spouses and families will be permitted in the bubble near Orlando. The NBA, however, is looking to set guidelines for player guests that fall into the “other” classification, such as girlfriends and recent acquaintances.A memo from the NBA and NBPA outlines what the league will tolerate as a significant other.It will preclude players from hosting guests considered casual in nature, including “known by the player only through social media or an intermediary,” according to the memo obtained by ESPN. Players must prove a longstanding relationship with a non-spouse. While friends and family will be defined in greater clarity, per the memo, those prohibited in the NBA bubble include agents, chefs, trainers and tattoo artists.Once in the bubble, family members must quarantine and then agree to follow the same restrictions applied to players and staff. There is no allowance for leaving the campus.Players will receive one ticket per guest per playoff game. —Field Level Medialast_img read more

Continue reading