The show goes on: Trump attends controversial Dana-Farber fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago

first_img What is it? GET STARTED Log In | Learn More The show goes on: Trump attends controversial Dana-Farber fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Tags hospitalspolicyWhite House President Trump attended Saturday night’s fundraising ball for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which was held at Mar-a-Lago — his Florida home and so-called winter White House.While the Harvard-affiliated Boston hospital has held the posh annual event at the private club since 2011, and in 2008, this year’s gala drew criticism from Dana-Farber’s staff and Harvard medical students, who saw Trump’s actions, especially his executive order on immigration, as in direct conflict with the hospital’s mission. Dana-Farber declined to cancel, saying it was too late to change plans, but said it would avoid “controversial venues” in the future. Hospitals 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. What’s included? 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. Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney speaks to President Donald Trump at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night. Palm Beach Daily News By Ike Swetlitz Feb. 19, 2017 Reprintslast_img read more

Pharmalittle: FDA gives states an OK to authorize coronavirus tests; more companies race to combat Covid-19

first_imgPharmalot Tags pharmalittleSTAT+ Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Alex Hogan/STAT About the Author Reprints What’s included? Log In | Learn More Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. 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. By Ed Silverman March 17, 2020 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. What is it? Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite the sudden changes in life occurring everywhere. We are ensconced in our usual corner of the Pharmalot campus, where the short person is learning online and the street noise that usually wafts in through the windows has evaporated. Such is the new reality. Nonetheless, there is much to be done. So on that note, here are a few tidbits to help you focus. Hope your day goes well and that you remain healthy.In response to a dire shortage of tests for detecting the novel coronavirus, the FDA gave states new powers to authorize labs to develop their own diagnostics, and it also approved new tests that will be distributed by LabCorp (LH) and Hologic (HOLX), STAT says. The agency will allow states to take responsibility for tests developed and used by laboratories within their borders, a step that is similar to what the FDA last week granted to the New York State Department of Health. The labs will not have to pursue an emergency clearance that is normally required. @Pharmalot Pharmalittle: FDA gives states an OK to authorize coronavirus tests; more companies race to combat Covid-19 GET STARTED [email protected] Ed Silvermanlast_img read more

SCC denies ASC’s leave to appeal insider trading case

first_img Related news The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has denied the Alberta Securities Commission’s (ASC) bid for more direction from the court on the standards of proof required to prove illegal insider trading. The ASC said Thursday the high court has denied its application for leave to appeal a decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal. FINRA bans analyst for insider trading Share this article and your comments with peers on social media ASIC ready to make deals with devils Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img James Langton Keywords Insider tradingCompanies Alberta Securities Commission The ASC was pursuing an appeal in order to seek the SCC’s guidance on the standard of proof and evidence required to prove illegal insider trading allegations, and on determining sanctions in these sorts of cases. The commission announced its planned appeal last fall after the province’s appellate court overturned certain findings of its tribunal in an alleged insider trading case. The Alberta Court of Appeal upheld appeals from three individuals, ruling that there wasn’t sufficient evidence against them; and, it directed the commission to reconsider the sanctions levied against two others in the case, saying that the panel didn’t give adequate justification for the penalties imposed in the case. In response to the SCC’s decision denying leave, Bill Rice, chair and CEO of the ASC, said, “The ASC remains vigilant in monitoring for suspected insider trading and undeterred in pursuing illegal insider trading investigations. We have proven illegal insider trading allegations in the past and the public can have confidence that the ASC will continue its efforts to prosecute these illegal actions, which are a threat to the integrity of Alberta’s capital markets.” SEC alleges man sold insider trading tips on dark weblast_img read more

EVs Key to Fuel Security & Emissions Reduction: National Energy Emissions Audit

first_imgEVs Key to Fuel Security & Emissions Reduction: National Energy Emissions Audit Australia InstituteNew research by the Australia Institute shows Australia’s dependence on petroleum poses a serious fuel security risk and, with no policies in place to seriously curb petroleum use, the sector’s emissions will eclipse electricity sector emissions by 2030. The report recommends developing and implementing policies to replace petrol-fuelled vehicles with low emission alternatives.The Australia Institute Climate & Energy Program has released their latest National Energy Emissions Audit, analysing the electricity sector over the previous months.Key Points:Between February 2020 and January 2021, annual energy combustion emissions fell by about 7.3 % (22.3 Mt CO2-e).More than half of that fall in emissions (12.8 Mt CO2-e) relates to petroleum use directly impacted by the pandemic response.There is no evidence in NEM states that the pandemic response reduced electricity consumption by any significant measure.Petroleum emissions are expected to reach around 125 Mt CO2-e in 2030. By contrast, electricity generation emissions are expected to fall to 111 Mt.On the basis of current policy settings, by 2030 petroleum emissions will be a considerably larger source of emissions in Australia than electricity generation.Transport accounts for 75% of total petroleum consumption with most of the rest coming from mining (14%) and agriculture (5%).The government is spending larger sums to support Australia’s continuing dependence on petroleum fuels by announcing $94 million to buy and store crude oil in the USA for 10 years, and by subsidising the continuing operation of loss-making oil refineries in Australia with so-called production payments.This combination of extreme import dependence combined with government policy promoting the role of petroleum fuels in fuelling transport and other services, presents a major security challenge.The best way to increase Australia’s energy security in the medium term would be to reduce consumption of petrol by rapidly switching to electric passenger vehicles.Throughout summer, the highest peak demand on the NEM was lower than in the previous five summers, with rooftop solar proving more useful and making a larger contribution to the grid than the Liddell or Yallourn coal-fired power stations.“Australia is becoming increasingly fuel insecure, but propping up our remaining oil refineries will not help,” said Dr Hugh Saddler, author of The Australia Institute’s National Energy Emissions Audit.“The chemical composition of most Australian produced crude oil is not well matched to the configuration of Australian refineries, meaning that the bulk of production-equivalent to about 30% of Australian consumption-is exported.“It is hard to see the logic of spending public money to prop up the two oil refineries which will remain in Australia (after the two which have already announced their impending closure are gone), given they are old, inefficient refineries that mainly produce petrol, which will be the first fuel to decline with the rise of electric vehicles.”“If Australia were serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, higher priority would be given to developing and implementing policies to replace petrol-fuelled vehicles with low emission alternatives, particularly in the transport sector. Yet no such policy exists or is even being considered,” said Richie Merzian, Climate & Energy Program Director at the Australia Institute.“A direct, and in many ways superior, replacement for petrol-fuelled passenger vehicles are Electric Vehicles-a technology to encourage and support in Australia, not denigrate and ridicule, as the Prime Minister did so publicly less than two years ago.” /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:Agriculture, Australia, Australia Institute, Australian, electric vehicle, electricity, energy security, Government, Government policy, greenhouse gas emissions, pandemic response, power station, Prime Minister, production, technology, Yallournlast_img read more

Toyota wants to TRD all of the things

first_imgTrending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. An AWD system for models such as the Camry, Avalon and Corolla would add a lot more choices for buyers, and put Toyota a few points ahead of offerings from Honda. 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? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca A Corolla TRD was already at SEMA and received a lot of positive feedback; a hotted-up Corolla could be a great competitor to the Civic Si, and would let us live out our late 1980s fantasies again.This also leaves the door open for potential models like the GT86 TRD, or maybe even a Supra TRD.On top of slinging some TRDs around, Toyota also plans to possibly add all-wheel-drive to almost all of its models, with the only exclusion being the CH-R, for some reason. Toyota is mulling over giving everything in its lineup the sporty TRD treatment, revealed Jack Hollis, the – deep breath – Group Vice-President and General Manager of Toyota Division at Toyota Motor North America in an interview with AutoGuide.“I love the TRD brand, I love what Toyota Racing Development does, and I like learning from our motorsports teams and putting it into our cars,” he explained.Slapping on a TRD badge does a little more than just add some red stripes and black wheels: it actually offers some performance improvements as well, usually in the form of suspension upgrades. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSToyotaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2019 Toyota Avalon TRD  Graeme Fletcher / Driving.ca advertisement 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” ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Cadillac recalls V-Sport models because rear wheels could lock up

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2015 Cadillac CTS V-Sport sedan  Cadillac See More Videos Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car evercenter_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Cadillac is recalling 109 older CTS V-Sport sedans in Canada over a defect that may cause the rear wheels to lock up. The recall covers a total of 2,866 vehicles from model years 2014 and 2015, all of which are confirmed to be at risk for the issue.On all of these affected vehicles, the roll pins within the rear differential are susceptible to premature deterioration that could eventually see them break, possibly causing the rear wheels to lock up. If this happens while the vehicle is in motion, it could increase the risk of an accident.General Motors was alerted to the problem when a GM engineer who owned one of the affected vehicles connected with other affected owners via an online forum. Trending Videos RELATED TAGSCadillacSedanLuxuryLuxury CarsSafety and MaintenanceLuxury VehiclesMaintenanceNew Vehicles 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” The automaker will replace the car’s differential with a new one built with stronger components. last_img read more

PM says late MP was fearless

first_imgPM says late MP was fearless Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 23, 2010 RelatedPM says late MP was fearless FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, has eulogised former Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Colonel Leslie Lloyd, as fearless and outspoken and always prepared to stand up for the things in which he believed.“He was someone, who had very strong views on matters, and those were views he was prepared to hold so strongly and he was never unwilling to defend those views even if he stood alone,” Mr. Golding said.The Prime Minister was leading the tributes in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (December 21), for Colonel Lloyd, who died earlier that day after an illness.Leader of the Opposition, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, in her remarks, described Colonel Lloyd as a strong and confident man.“He had presence and was very strong in his beliefs. We will miss him always calling to give advice on different issues affecting the country,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said, noting that he was a good friend.Member of Parliament for Central Kingston, Rev. Ronald Thwaites stated that Mr. Lloyd gave the task of public representation “his all”.“He prized the privilege of representing a constituency and despite his strong personal views, which did not always find favour, he nonetheless exhibited considerable goodwill in all that he did,” Rev. Thwaites said.After retiring from the Jamaica Defence Force in the late 1970s Colonel Lloyd represented East Central St. Andrew as a Member of Parliament for the Jamaica Labour Party between 1983 and 1989. He was the successful People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Central Kingston in 1993.He also served as Parliamentary Secretary in the former Ministry of Environment and Housing. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedPM says late MP was fearless RelatedPM says late MP was fearlesslast_img read more

Facebook under fire for lacking phone erasure option

first_imgHome Facebook under fire for lacking phone erasure option Many Android users are growing worried about the fact that Facebook’s core app, which comes pre-installed on some devices, cannot be deleted due to deals the tech giant has made with some manufacturers including Samsung.The news, reported by Bloomberg, comes as Facebook comes under scrutiny for misusing personal data without consent.Bloomberg found that for a number of years, Facebook has made deals with several phone makers, operating system developers and mobile operators to preload its app onto devices to ensure users got “the best” experience.HaltedIn such cases, the app cannot be deleted but can be disabled, which means it will stop collecting data or sending information to Facebook. However, users have expressed concerned because this information is not communicated to them.Facebook was unable to provide a list of the partners with which it has these deals and the only way for users to find out if the device they want to buy has the app preloaded or not is to ask a customer service representative.Bloomberg quoted Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, as saying: “It’s only recently that people have become to understand that these apps really power the spy in your pocket. Companies should be filing public documents on these deals and Facebook should turn over public documents that show there is no data collection when the app is disabled.”Facebook may be the one coming under fire, but it is by no means alone. The version of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 that T-Mobile US sells includes the Amazon app plus Google services including YouTube and Gmail.Similar cases can be found with operators Verizon and AT&T, along with device makers including LG Electronics and Sony.Twitter is also preloaded on some phones: the company said the app does not collect data until a user logs in. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Author Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 JAN 2019 Saleha Riaz Asia Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more center_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Previous ArticleVodafone Spain lines up job cutsNext ArticleSafaricom launches m-Pesa overdrafts Related Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34B Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA FacebookSamsunglast_img read more

Besseling leads European Tour season opener

first_imgMALELANE, South Africa — Wil Besseling shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship – the European Tour’s 2020 season-opening event. Besseling made six birdies, an eagle and just one bogey at Leopard Creek Country Club on Thursday to sit one stroke ahead of Garrick Porteous, Pablo Larrazabal and Keith Horne. News & Opinion Euro Tour lets players wear shorts for first time BY Associated Press  — November 28, 2019 at 1:34 PM Golfers were allowed to wear shorts during a European Tour event for the first time on Thursday because of sweltering temperatures. Full-field scores from the Alfred Dunhill Championship Besseling was one of the players to wear shorts in sweltering temperatures in northern South Africa, taking advantage of a decision by organizers to allow shorts in tournament play for the first time on the European Tour. David Drysdale, last year’s runner-up, was in a group of players tied for sixth three shots off the lead. That group includes 2014 champion Branden Grace. Four-time winner Charl Schwartzel carded a 70 on his return to action after being out for eight months with a wrist injury.last_img read more

Funerals of crash victims underway

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Funerals of crash victims underway Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+center_img Previous articleTaxi driver caught speeding in BurnfootNext articleGardai in Donegal warn over rise in cold callers News Highland Twitter By News Highland – January 31, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The second of four funerals following Sunday’s crash in Donegal has heard how Micheál Roarty was a giant of a man – loved by many because he loved many.The 24 year old was described as a good soul who would help anyone in any way he could, and there was laughter wherever he went.The funerals of John Harley and Daniel Scott will take place later.Earlier 22 year old Shaun Harkin was laid to rest.Father Sean Gallagher told his funeral mass the friends were taken in the prime on their lives:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/11gallagher-donegal-clip-kor.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterestlast_img read more