Rocket Internet shoots straight back to market

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The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation still expects new treatment options approved by 2025

first_img GET STARTED 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. [email protected] Nicholas Florko Dr. Howard Fillit speaks at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit in Washington. Courtesy Milken Institute WASHINGTON — To the average observer, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation couldn’t be further from achieving its mission of finding a treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s. But the group’s executive director, Dr. Howard Fillit, tells a different story.Despite a spate of high-profile trial failures and the present dearth of late-stage clinical development programs for the devastating disease, Fillit insists that the industry is on the cusp of some breakthroughs. He insists, in fact, that he is “very, very optimistic” that there could be new Alzheimer’s treatments approved by 2025. What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation still expects new treatment options approved by 2025 Log In | Learn More 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. Biotech What is it? @NicholasFlorko Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” By Nicholas Florko Nov. 7, 2019 Reprints Tags dementiaprofilesSTAT+ About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Mastercard launches carbon foot print calculator

first_imgUS will aim to cut carbon emissions by 52% by 2030, Biden says April 22, 2021 Mastercard is launching a calculator on Monday to help consumers understand how much their spending habits contribute to carbon emissions. The credit card company created the calculator to measure carbon footprints based on what consumers purchase. The tool will be available on the Mastercard app and website. The calculator focuses on specific categories of spending, rather than individual transactions, and gathers information using a methodology called Doconomy Åland Index. The index collects data from Trucost, an ESG analysis company that estimates businesses’ hidden costs of using unsustainable natural resources.That index calculates the impact of transactions by using an average footprint number for specific industries. For the carbon calculator, that information is correlated to Mastercard’s merchant category codes like ‘food and beverage’ or ‘apparel,’ CNN reported. Commentary: Homage to Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish activist May 6, 2021 The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementThe tool also calculates the number of trees required to absorb the same amount of carbon dioxide released from purchases in specific categories. “While it’s not perfect, it actually gives a very good indication about what your overall spend is for the month,” Jorn Lambert, Mastercard’s chief digital officer, told CNN Business. He called the calculator “a middle ground between respecting privacy yet providing information to consumers.”Mastercard pledged in January to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The creation of the carbon calculator is the company’s latest attempt at focusing on sustainability. Earlier, Mastercard started working to reduce first-use plastic in payment card production. RELATEDTOPICScenter_img More than 100 Nobel Prize winners call for fossil fuel phase out ahead of Biden’s climate summit April 23, 2021 The world could reach climate tipping point in the next five years May 28, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Climate Changemastercard 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 commentsDC 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 commentslast_img read more

Regtech demand on the rise, Greenwich Associates says

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The report noted that financial firms are increasingly using regtech in other areas as well, such as monitoring communications and ensuring employee trade compliance.Greenwich reported that firms spent over US$1 billion on third-party trade surveillance technology last year. Looking ahead, that spending its set to continue “or even accelerate,” Greenwich said, noting that 25% of firms single out “insufficient technology infrastructure” as their biggest regulatory challenge in the short term, based on a survey of industry compliance personnel.“One trend to watch in regtech is the increasing utilization of automated solutions in previously manual processes, such as regulatory change management and noncompliance issue tracking,” Dan Connell, managing director at Greenwich, said in a statement. Keywords Regtech,  Compliance,  Regulation,  Know your client Related news Compliance Rules Law Regulation Policy Business Technology concept. 123RF U.S. action on climate benefits banks, asset managers: Moody’s Pushing big techs to share data could shape the future of financials: Fitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Retail trading surge attracts revenues, risks and regulators: Moody’s Demand for regtech at financial firms is large and set to grow, according to new research from Greenwich Associates.In a report, the U.S. consulting firm said that companies invested heavily in regtech in 2018 in a variety of areas, including trade surveillance, anti-money laundering and know-your-client functions. last_img read more

Residents of Woodside Celebrate Annual Community Day

first_imgResidents of Woodside Celebrate Annual Community Day UncategorizedJanuary 17, 2008 RelatedResidents of Woodside Celebrate Annual Community Day RelatedResidents of Woodside Celebrate Annual Community Day FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Residents of Woodside in St. Mary celebrated their 12th annual community day recently, where they showcased the cultural traditions of the area, while benefiting from expert presentations designed to enhance community life.Organized by the Woodside Community Development Action Group, the event, held since 1997, is aimed at promoting the community and sensitizing residents about the importance of volunteerism and cooperative efforts in the development of the area.Activities for the day included a panel discussion on the topic: ‘Dealing with crime and violence in schools’; a dramatic production from the Creative Arts Centre at the University of the West Indies titled ‘Break the waters set the echoes free’, directed by Amina Blackwood Meeks; and a creative dance performance by Jean Taggaland.There were also displays of art including paintings and sculptures, and mouth watering traditional dishes.Participants in the panel discussion were professor Fred Hickling of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies; Dennis Clarke, Principal of Dinthhill High School; Dotlyn Dawes, Principal of Carron Hall High School; and Timothy Bailey, Principal of Guy’s Hill High School.President of the Woodside Community Development Action Group, Silvan Russel, who opened the community day, commended the residents for the efforts to achieve sustained social and economic progress.He noted that the residents served as an outstanding example of what could be achieved in the country, through the spirit of volunteerism.During the function, the audience was presented with a brief overview of the history of Woodside by Vilma Walker, well known social worker from that community.Other speakers included Dr. Morais Guy, Member of Parliament for Central St. Mary and Dr. Erna Brodber, Sociologist, who also commended the community-spirit of residents.center_img RelatedResidents of Woodside Celebrate Annual Community Day Advertisementslast_img read more

Housing Ministry and UTech Signs Contract for Preparation of Housing Policy

first_imgRelatedHousing Ministry and UTech Signs Contract for Preparation of Housing Policy Housing Ministry and UTech Signs Contract for Preparation of Housing Policy UncategorizedJune 6, 2008 Advertisements RelatedHousing Ministry and UTech Signs Contract for Preparation of Housing Policycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Water and Housing has entered into a contract with the University of Technology (UTech), for the preparation of a National Housing Policy.“This revolutionary arrangement sees the coming together of a consortium of some of the brightest minds from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica; a mix of policy and technical strength that will result in a document of the highest quality,” Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang said, during his presentation in the 2008/09 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, yesterday (June 4).The Minister informed that the policy would address issues such as: housing supply and demand, affordability, financing, investment, access to land, squatting, social housing and public-private partnerships.Work on the policy will start within the first week of June and will be undertaken over a one year period, during which time extensive regional, sectoral and professional consultations will be done to ensure the input of a wide-cross section of Jamaicans. RelatedHousing Ministry and UTech Signs Contract for Preparation of Housing Policylast_img read more

Tasmania very unhappy with AFL response

first_imgTasmania very unhappy with AFL response Peter Gutwein,PremierThe response received from the AFL is simply not good enough.After receiving our business case 12 months ago, it beggars belief the AFL has not been able to consider it fully over the last year and now, to add insult to injury, want to take up to another year before providing clarity on the future of a Tasmanian team.As a footballing heartland State we have paid our dues and deserve much better. We have supported the AFL and before them the VFL, providing some of the best talent to play the game and it’s now time for the AFL to treat Tasmania fairly.As there is significant interest in this matter in Tasmania I am releasing the response from the AFL and I will be seeking a meeting with Mr McLachlan at the earliest opportunity to continue to press our case. /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:AFL, AusPol, Australia, business, future, Game, Government, Premier, press, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

Porsche, Ferrari buyers face possible US$59,000 tax on gas-guzzlers in France

first_imgA draft budget law weaving its way through France’s parliament may force car shoppers to reconsider purchases of Porsche, Ferrari, or Lamborghini models that guzzle gasoline.The government in Europe’s second-largest auto market is planning to more than double the “malus” – or penalty – consumers must pay based on cars’ carbon-dioxide emissions to as much as 50,000 euros ($59,000) in 2022.The proposal would increase what already are the continent’s costliest taxes on polluting passenger vehicles. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Governments around the globe are taking a range of approaches to hastening the demise of the internal-combustion engine. California announced plans recently to ban them by 2035. China’s government has poured upwards of US$30 billion into nurturing its electric-vehicle industry. And subsidies gave plug-in hybrids and cars running entirely on batteries a major boost this summer in Europe.If it goes through, France’s law would add to pressure put on the auto industry by the European Union’s 2030 Climate Target Plan, which calls for the bloc to reduce CO2 emissions by 55 per cent from 1990 levels rather than the previously planned 40 per cent. To achieve this, the Commission sees carmakers needing to gradually phase out combustion engines and roughly halve CO2 emissions from 2021 targets.While other countries in the EU also apply a special tax on passenger cars relative to their CO2 emissions, no nation charges nearly as much as France’s current maximum levy of 20,000 euros, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. By comparison, the top rate in Belgium and Italy is 2,500 euros.Under France’s latest malus plan, the minimum threshold for a car to qualify for an emissions-based tax will be lowered over the next two years, and penalties will be raised, according to a finance ministry budget document.Cars emitting more than 225 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer will be taxed a maximum rate of 40,000 euros next year and 50,000 euros in 2022. The levy is capped at half the cost of a vehicle.Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche sports cars, along with luxury Bentley, Rolls-Royce and top-line Mercedes-Benz models are among those that could be hit with the upper-limit levy, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence.Models that would be subject to the full tax amount include Lamborghini’s Urus and Aventador; Ferrari’s Portofino and 812; Porsche’s 718 Spyder and 911; Rolls-Royce’s Ghost and Cullinan; Bentley’s Flying Spur and Mercedes’s AMG and G-Class cars.LISTEN: This week on our Plugged In podcast we talk all-electric pickup trucks. RELATED TAGSPorscheLuxuryLuxury CarsSupercarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesSpeed & PerformanceSupercars Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information.center_img Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. See More Videos Trending in Canada 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 | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | advertisement ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Drizly Group Expands Leadership Team with Executive Hires at Operating Companies,…

first_imgTwitter Facebook TAGSCathy LewenbergDeborah PooleDrizlyJaci FlugMeredith Mahoneypeople AdvertisementCathy Lewenberg, Meredith Mahoney and Deborah Poole bring deep rooted digital brand and e-commerce experience; beverage alcohol legislative expert Jaci Flug elevated to General CounselBOSTON, MA (May 14, 2020) – Drizly Group, parent company of Drizly and Lantern, the nation’s leading alcohol e-commerce marketplace and first on-demand cannabis e-commerce company in Massachusetts, respectively, today announced three additions to its leadership team. They are Cathy Lewenberg, formerly of CVS Health, who will serve as Chief Operating Officer at Drizly; Meredith Mahoney, a veteran of Wayfair, named President of Lantern; Deborah Poole, another Wayfair alumna, who has joined Drizly Group’s board of directors. The company also named in-house counsel Jaci Flug, a regulated consumer products legal expert, as General Counsel for Drizly Group.Lewenberg most recently served as VP of Digital & Omnichannel Business for CVS Health. Her deep-rooted expertise in e-commerce and its synergies with physical retail, and her experience building supplier relationships, come as major assets at a time when Drizly is experiencing rapid growth. Prior to CVS Health, Lewenberg was a consultant for Bain & Company where she led e-commerce strategy, growth and customer segmentation.Mahoney is spearheading Lantern, which started operations this spring and brings online ordering and on-demand cannabis delivery to certified medical cannabis patients in greater Boston, with plans to expand throughout the state and nationwide in both medical and recreational cannabis. She brings years of retail and e-commerce experience, having founded and led several portfolio brands for preeminent online retailer Wayfair before joining the fast-growing omni-channel beauty retailer Follain as President.Poole, Drizly Group’s newest independent board member, has tenure scaling complex technology organizations, bringing a unique perspective to operations and people leadership as Drizly deepens its roots in alcohol e-commerce and branches into similar highly regulated categories. Since 2019, she has served as Chief Business Officer for WHOOP, a consumer tech company focused on wearables. That followed a nearly 10-year career at Wayfair, where Poole ran and scaled multiple business units ranging from the launch of Wayfair Canada to leading Wayfair’s global recruiting efforts. Flug assumes the role of General Counsel for Drizly Group after serving as Drizly’s Vice President of Legal, Regulatory and Industry Affairs since early 2019, where she has been instrumental in helping the platform expand to new markets. Flug formerly served as General Counsel to the New York State Liquor Authority, where she advised the agency on internet sales of alcoholic beverages and third-party providers, and oversaw the state’s task force on alcohol-related e-commerce. Her opinions while she served in that capacity provided validation for Drizly’s business model in the company’s early days.     “Drizly is pleased to welcome such experienced leadership in a time of significant expansion within alcohol e-commerce as well as our entry into the cannabis e-commerce space,” said Cory Rellas Drizly Group CEO and Drizly Co-Founder. “To date, the Drizly Group has been focused on building the technology and regulatory infrastructure to bring alcohol online in a legally compliant and responsible way. As we expand into cannabis and with the addition of such talented executives in key roles, we are well positioned to build upon our market leadership.Drizly, which has seen exponential growth in 2020, partners with best-in-class local and regional retailers to facilitate online shopping and on-demand alcohol delivery across over 200 markets in North America. Consumers can shop a wide selection of beer, wine and spirits offered by a variety of local retailers by visiting or downloading the app. Retailers interested in offering on-demand alcohol delivery can visit, which launched in Greater Boston this spring, brings on-demand medical cannabis delivery to the state of Massachusetts’s for the first time, with plans to expand across the state and nationwide. Patients can set up a Lantern account by visiting and entering a state-issued medical cannabis prescription number, for access to the product offerings of licensed dispensaries in the patient’s area for delivery.Advertisement ReddIt Share Previous articleVinexpo New York Announces 2021 Return to Jacob K. 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Increase of 1.7% for 2011 Tourist Season

first_imgIncrease of 1.7% for 2011 Tourist Season TourismFebruary 17, 2012 RelatedIncrease of 1.7% for 2011 Tourist Season Advertisements By Alphea Saunders, JIS Senior Reporter RelatedIncrease of 1.7% for 2011 Tourist Season FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Speaking at the Jamaica House press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, on February 15, Dr. McNeill explained that  during that period, for the most part, stopover arrivals remained relatively flat, experiencing growth in only three of those months, resulting in a 0.8 decrease overall. He pointed to a number of factors which contributed to that decline, including the slowdown of the economic recovery in Jamaica’s main tourism markets, such as the United States, Canada and Europe. “There was an overall decrease in airlift, especially out of the north east United States, where over 10,000 seats were lost from JFK alone, representing a 9 per cent decrease. During this period too, there  were  several  mergers of major airlines, which have consolidated their routes, resulting in loss of seats,” the Minister said. The recent Airport Passenger Duty (APD) applied by the United Kingdom that has raised the cost of travel, has also affected arrival figures and continues to hamper efforts, he noted. Another issue is the unseasonably warm weather  in the main markets where temperatures have reached record levels. “The impact of this is shown in the December and January arrivals with a 2 and 3 per cent He said that in light of these developments, the Ministry is taking a number of actions, including advertising. “As of two weeks ago, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has gone on television in the US and Canada, with particular intensity in the Tri-State area (New York, Connecticut and New Jersey).  The JTB has also started advertising on television in the UK for the first time in many years,” he informed. Promotion is another target area, with Jamaica’s participation in the annual travel show for the region, Caribbean Marketplace, two weeks ago. The JTB will also be heading to the International Tourism Convention (ITB) in Berlin in another two weeks, to continue shoring up its campaign. The ITB is the largest tourism travel show in the world. Meanwhile, Minister McNeill announced that 457 rooms had been brought back on stream with the re-opening of the former Hedonism III, and Braco hotels. He noted that during the year, the sector was hampered by the closure of a number of hotels, which had affected arrival figures. “With these moves, we are hoping to see positive effects on our arrivals and the Director of Tourism has indicated that given the figures, we are arresting the downward turn,” he noted. RelatedIncrease of 1.7% for 2011 Tourist Seasonlast_img read more