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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Provides Pipeline Update on Late Stage Programs

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 gennaio 2020

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: SPPI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel and targeted oncology therapies, today reported that its pre-specified primary endpoint in its Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating poziotinib in previously treated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations was not met in Cohort 1. The company also announced that the Biologics License Application (BLA) for ROLONTIS®(eflapegrastim) was accepted for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of October 24, 2020.The ZENITH20 trial’s Cohort 1 enrolled a total of 115 patients who received 16 mg/day of poziotinib. The intent-to-treat analysis showed that 17 patients had a response (by RECIST) and 62 patients had stable disease for a 68.7% disease control rate (DCR). The confirmed objective response rate (ORR) was 14.8% (95% Confidence Interval (CI) 8.9%-22.6%). The median duration of response was 7.4 months. The safety profile was in-line with othersecond-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors.Joe Turgeon, President and CEO of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals said, “While the response rate of Cohort 1 in this trial was lower than we expected, the positive signals observed for this cohort provide support for the continued clinical evaluation of poziotinib in this patient population with significant unmet medical need. We look forward to providing read outs from Cohorts 2 and 3 in 2020, and plan to provide an update on the overall program strategy during the first quarter of 2020 after a full evaluation of the data from Cohort 1 is completed.”The ZENITH20 trial is made up of 7 independent cohorts. Cohorts 1 – 4 are each independently powered for a pre-specified statistical hypothesis with a primary endpoint of ORR. Cohorts 5 – 7 are exploratory studies. The futility analysis has been completed for Cohorts 2 and 3 which met their minimum threshold of responses to continue. The company expects to report results for these cohorts in 2020. Cohorts 4, 5, 6 and 7 are continuing per protocol.

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Sustainable Dolphin and Whale Watching Programs

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 dicembre 2019

Friend of the Sea, the leading global certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, announced today it is collaborating with R&E Ocean Community Conservation Foundation to develop sustainable dolphin and whale watching programs for scientific groups in Columbia. The programs promote sustainability while also supporting local communities and local tour operators in Columbia that facilitate the expeditions.“This is an innovative program, one that we hope will be repeated else where,” said Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea. “Sustainability and sustainable economic development must go hand in hand. If people perceive sustainability as a zero-sum game, where a gain for sustainability is a loss for the local economy, we’re going to have a lot of trouble. The work we’re doing with R&E exemplifies a win-win approach on this issue.” The R&E Ocean Community Conservation Foundation’s mission is to research, preserve and care for vulnerable marine environments and their species. They accomplish these goals by providing communities with knowledge, training and tools for conservation, protection and economic growth. The organization’s approach blends the formation of sustainable habitats with strong community development.
The programs being developed jointly by Friend of the Sea and R&E will enable scientists, eco-tourists, students and volunteers to observe humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) and rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) in the waters of Columbia from mid-June to mid-October.
“R&E Ocean Community Conservation is very happy to partner with Friend of the Sea.” said Ann Carole Vallejo, Executive Director and Lead Researcher “We hope to develop and achieve together responsable and sustainable community-oriented whale watching in Choco, Colombia. With this framework we would like to encourage the conservation and management for human interactions with marine mammals.” Friend of the Sea is applying its Dolphin and Whale Watching standard for Scientific Groups to this joint project. The standard has the goal of minimizing unintentional disturbance to dolphins and whales, along with their respective habitats, through key principles of conduct. These include setting a maximum number of vessels in the watching zone, moderating approach distance,conducting training programs for operators and crew and collecting scientific data. The standard also forbids swimming with the animals and using mono-use plastics.

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Kepler’s Enters 65th Year

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 dicembre 2019

Entering its 65th year of serving the community, Kepler’s announced that it has achieved its goal of implementing a new successful business model comprised of Kepler’s Books and Kepler’s Literary Foundation, a nonprofit arts organization acclaimed for its literary and cultural programs.The Foundation is now launching its next phase, a three-year sustaining fund drive to support its speaker series, youth events, discussion groups and literary seminars. The Foundation has already secured commitments of $400,000 for the fund, which aims to raise $750,000 in tax-deductible donations to sustain the nonprofit through the summer of 2022.Kepler’s Literary Foundation has established itself as the top literary and cultural forum in Silicon Valley. It produces more than 150 literary programs each year reaching 11,000 adults and over 14,000 young readers at local schools on the Peninsula, including underserved schools in Palo Alto and Belle Haven.In addition to implementing a successful new hybrid business model, Kepler’s has invested in developing and retaining dedicated staff by improving compensation levels by 75%, helping to retain high-caliber talent in one of the highest cost-of-living areas in the country.In a move to extend its mission, Kepler’s Literary Foundation recently launched an initiative to produce literary programs with notable writers for employees of major Silicon Valley corporations. SAP, the world’s largest software company, selected the Foundation to produce programs for its SAP Academy for Engineering.

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Clinical Programs in Prostate and Ovarian Cancers at the ESMO Congress 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 settembre 2019

Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) today announced that three posters highlighting studies from the Rubraca® (rucaparib) clinical development program will be presented at the ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) Congress 2019, September 27 – October 1, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.The accepted abstracts summarize clinical trials in which Rubraca is being evaluated as a single agent in advanced ovarian and prostate cancers. These posters include updated results from the ongoing Phase 2 TRITON2 clinical trial of Rubraca in advanced mCRPC and additional analyses of data from the Study 10, ARIEL2 and ARIEL3 clinical trials in advanced ovarian cancer, which evaluated safety and efficacy in the treatment and maintenance settings.
The data from the TRITON2 trial will be presented in a poster by Professor Ray McDermott, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Tallaght University Hospital and Cancer Trials Ireland, and have been selected for inclusion in a poster discussion session on Sunday, September 29. TRITON2 is an ongoing international, multicenter, open-label, Phase 2 trial of Rubraca in men with advanced prostate cancer with a deleterious BRCA gene mutation (germline or somatic) or deleterious mutation in other homologous recombination repair genes in the metastatic castration-resistant setting.In October 2018, Clovis Oncology announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for Rubraca for the treatment of adult patients with BRCA1/2-mutated mCRPC who have received at least one prior androgen receptor-directed therapy and taxane-based chemotherapy.Additional analyses of data from the Study 10, ARIEL2 and ARIEL3 clinical trials, which supported the European Union (EU) and FDA approvals of Rubraca for women with advanced ovarian cancer in the treatment and maintenance settings, will also be presented.

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Tuition Hikes and International Student Visa Restrictions Fuel Demand for Investment Migration Programs

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 settembre 2019

As global headlines are dominated by the effects of changing immigration policies in the UK and the US, there is one consequence that has gone largely unnoticed: a significant decline in international student numbers. Latest statistics show that top universities have seen international enrollment figures drop significantly in response to new restrictions on student visas in the US, uncertainty over Brexit and the rights of EU citizens in the UK, and tuition hikes in both countries.Seeking to avoid these pitfalls, high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) are pursuing alternative residence or citizenship rights that will allow their children to fulfil their academic aspirations without becoming entangled in risky or unpredictable visa application processes.The UK Investor Immigration Program is ideal for investors seeking to take advantage of the UK’s excellent primary, secondary, and tertiary education services. As noted by the Knight Frank Global Wealth Report, although Australia, Canada, Switzerland, the US, and a number of other countries all attract students from overseas, the UK’s private boarding schools are still seen as the gold standard by many. At the tertiary level, the Oxford and Cambridge universities are currently ranked number one and two in the world by Times Higher Education, which provides the definitive list of the world’s best universities.
Of the universities in mainland Europe, revered institutions such as Humboldt University of Berlin, Sorbonne University in Paris, and the University of Amsterdam continue to draw wealthy international students, attracted by both the peerless quality of education on offer and the experience of student life in a European capital. For investors wanting to give their children access to these kinds of opportunities, a key advantage of European universities is that fees for EU citizens are much lower than they are for non-EU citizens — up to 50% or more. For an investment of between EUR 1 million and EUR 2.15 million, Malta and Cyprus offer the most popular citizenship-by-investment programs in the EU at present.
Across the Atlantic, the US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is an attractive option for those who have their sights set on an American education. The program offers permanent residence in exchange for an investment of USD 500,000 to USD 1 million. The Australia Residence-by-Investment Program is another potential avenue to pursue. Overall, the country is renowned for its education system — one of many reasons it remains the top destination of choice for HNWIs looking to resettle.

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William Jessup University Adds Master of Accountancy and Digital Communication Programs

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 giugno 2019

William Jessup University, the first WASC-accredited private, four-year residential university in the greater Sacramento region, will add two new programs this fall, an accelerated Master of Accountancy degree and a Digital Communication and Design major.
William Jessup, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary and 15th year in Rocklin this fall, now has more than 70 academic programs, from Business Administration to Visual and Fine Arts. The university has enjoyed fast-paced growth since relocating from San Jose in 2004, with more than 1,750 on-campus and online students“We’re always looking at how to improve existing programs and expand our degree offerings to help meet the academic and career needs of our students,” said Dennis Jameson, Provost and Chief Academic Officer of William Jessup University.The School of Business’ accelerated Master of Accountancy degree program will prepare students for a career in accounting and enable them to be prepared for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in less than a year.The unique program exceeds the academic requirements to become a CPA – including at least 30 units in accounting, auditing and tax courses – and allows students to continue working full-time in the industry with on-campus courses on Saturdays. The 11-month program also includes an embedded CPA exam prep course, saving students time and money. Learn more at the William Jessup University MAcc website.The Digital Communication and Design bachelor of arts degree is a Communication Studies program for the 21st Century, teaching students to design messages and deliver them to a digital world. Social media and journalism will combine with digital imaging and interactive media to produce skills that are as essential as IT in today’s competitive marketplace.Paul Robins, an Emmy Award-winning TV and radio journalist with 35 years of experience, recently joined William Jessup University and will oversee the Digital Communication and Design program.Almost 400 students graduated with bachelor’s or master’s degrees during the 2018-19 school year, the largest-ever for William Jessup University.

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Partnership Framework Agreement with Institut Pasteur on Gene Therapy Programs Targeting Hearing Loss

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 Maggio 2019

Sensorion (Paris:ALSEN) (FR0012596468 – ALSEN) a pioneering clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company which specialises in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent inner ear diseases such as hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo, today announces the signature of a research partnership framework agreement with Institut Pasteur (Paris) granting to Sensorion an option to obtain exclusive licenses to develop and market drug candidates in gene therapy coming from collaborative projects, for the restoration, treatment and prevention of hearing disorders.In accordance with the letter of intent announced the 23rd of November 2018, Sensorion and Institut Pasteur have leveraged the last six months to reach a partnership framework agreement. This agreement provides for, after completion of a research program, an exclusive option to obtain licences. The terms of the licences are predefined for two specific programs aiming at correcting hereditary monogenic forms of deafness including Usher Type 1 and deafness caused by a mutation of the gene encoding Otoferlin. As for the other projects in the field of hereditary monogenic forms of deafness, the terms of the licences will be negotiated in light of the results of the research programs. Lastly, Sensorion has preference rights on Institut Pasteur’s research programs in the field of genetic inner ear diseases in order to set up collaborations.In the event of a change of control of Sensorion that has not been approved by the Sensorion Board of Directors, Institut Pasteur has the right to terminate the partnership framework agreement.
The Genetics and Physiology of the Hearing Unit of Institut Pasteur, led by Professor Christine Petit, has developed world-class expertise over the last 25 years in the molecular physiology and physiopathology of the hearing system. Recent advances have led to the development of gene therapy programs to treat monogenic form of inner ear diseases. Researchers, including the Institut Pasteur team, have managed to restore hearing in a mouse model of DFNB9 (Otoferlin) deafness, a hearing disorder that is one of the most common cases of congenital genetic deafness. This work was published in a prestigious scientific journal.

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DiDi Unveils Voice Assistant and AR Navigation Programs

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 agosto 2018

Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, shared its latest developments in AI technology applications with students, engineers and academic and industry partners, at the DiDi Tech Day in Beijing on Thursday.
At the event, DiDi’s tech executives, led by Bob Zhang Bo, Chief Technology Officer, shared details of breakthroughs in the company’s popular Express Pool service. When machine learning algorithms deliver a good user experience, carpooling is the most effective mobility option for drivers to increase their income, for passengers to reduce costs, and for cities to enjoy a high level of efficiency in the transportation system. Operating across more 100 cities in China, Express Pool now accounts for over 20% of all trips in many core markets.
DiDi also debuted two pilot projects slated for street testing, its indoor augmented reality (AR) navigation and a driver voice assistant. The interactive, app-based AR navigation service, which is built on computer vision positioning and 3D scene reconstruction technology, can help passengers seamlessly navigate through large buildings, such as airports, train stations and malls, to reach a vehicle pick-up location.The driver voice assistant, which is voice activated via an in-vehicle smart device, is designed to provide a full spectrum of services ranging from audio and video content search, information inquiry and temperature adjustment, to passenger communications, customer service, and even refuel, recharging or repair services.During the event, DiDi also announced the launch of its AI for Social Good project in conjunction with more than 10 founding partners.DiDi believes that as we develop more powerful AI capabilities, tech companies need to work more closely with communities to fully understand AI’s social impacts and to reinforce its social commitments. Tech Day 2018 marked the launch of DiDi’s AI for Social Good Initiative. Together with 10 founding partners, DiDi will seek joint technological and social solutions to environmental, safety, health and accessibility challenges.

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Quaker Lobby Applauds Congress for Protecting Vital Anti-Poverty Programs

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 Maggio 2018

The Quaker lobby, The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), thanks lawmakers for rejecting dangerous changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in today’s House vote on the Farm Bill or the 2018 Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2).Had it passed, the House version of the Farm Bill would have eliminated or reduced SNAP and other vital benefits for up to two million Americans.“We are grateful that lawmakers rejected a hyper-partisan bill that would have increased hunger and hardship for millions of American families,” said Diane Randall, FCNL Executive Secretary. “This vote affirms the need for Congress to move forward with a bipartisan bill that truly reduces the risk of hunger for individuals and families across America, thereby upholding fundamental Quaker values of equity and justice.” The Farm Bill reauthorizes SNAP, formerly called food stamps, which helps more than 40 million Americans put food on the table. However, the program has been vulnerable to devastating cuts for many years now. The House Farm Bill would have imposed stricter requirements for SNAP beneficiaries to find work before they lose benefits without providing substantive training and assistance for adults on the program to get jobs.“Work is important, but SNAP is not a jobs program. It is an extremely effective anti-hunger program. We appreciate that lawmakers could see that forcing families off critical food assistance while instituting a huge new and untested bureaucracy would be both dangerous and counterproductive,” said Amelia Kegan, FCNL Legislative Director for Domestic Policy. “Passing such a bill would have been a devastating blow to millions of Americans at this time of the month—the third week—when SNAP benefits are typically used up.”After a dramatic vote on Friday, it is unclear whether lawmakers will revisit the House Farm Bill. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) may attempt to bring the vote back up in the near future. FCNL urges both chambers to move a genuinely bipartisan bill that protects SNAP and institutes policies that will truly address hunger.

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Recent Advances in Causal Inference for Policy Evaluation

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 Maggio 2017

Roma Fino al 31 Maggio 2017 Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Aula 3B Via Gabriello Chiabrera, 199.The Department of Political Science, University Roma Tre has organized an international workshop: Recent Advances in Causal Inference for Policy Evaluation to be held from May 4th to May 31st. that is endorsed by Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe). This is an advanced workshop in policy evaluation, focused on several econometric methods used to draw causal claims about the effectiveness of public policies and programs. The topics covered have special salience in the field of program evaluation. Often depending on the identification strategy used, different empirical studies might give different or even opposite answers to the same policy question. For this reason, it is crucial to understand pro and cons of the research designs and the econometric tools employed to generate such findings. To this end, the workshop will present recent advances in the field of casual inference such as mediation analysis, interaction among units, sample selection, and endogeneity in the presence of heterogeneous effects. Schedule: May: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 30, 31 Weekly Seminars on May 2017 Guest Speakers: Giovanni Mellace, University of Southern Denmark May: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 30, 31 Laura Forastiere, University of Florence May: 18 The venue is Department of Political Science, University Roma Tre, Via Gabriello Chiabrera, 199 Rome.http://scienzepolitiche.uniroma3.it/blog/archives/17553

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Best MBA programs in 10 specialist fields

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 novembre 2010

Following the media interest generated by the recent release of the annual QS Global 200 Top Business Schools Report 2010, TopMBA.com is releasing further findings from the report- the MBA programs most popular with employers in ten specialist fields. The QS Global 200 Business Schools report received responses from 2,145 employers worldwide, making it the largest ever survey of MBA employers.  The three most popular rankings of MBA specializations- corporate social responsibility (CSR), entrepreneurship, and finance have already been released on http://www.topmba.com. The next specialization to be released is Information Management on 18th November. The report showed a strong increase in demand for MBAs in IT and computer services, mainly driven by Asia. In a recent Bloomberg Businessweek interview*, Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing director of QS said, “Many MBAs have an IT background and go back into that sector in managerial roles. There’s also a huge outsourcing industry in Asia, which is employing many MBAs today.”

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Appeal of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 giugno 2009

Three new features that stand out are: The world map. On the left hand side of the home page, click on the pull-down menu and choose a country. For any country a visitor selects, s/he will be taken to a page that connects to all relevant USIP material – an overview, a list of the experts in that country, programs, resources and tools, and events.Visitors can also zoom in on the map and click any country on the graphic to find content about that country. Issue areas. Also on the left hand side of the home page as well as at the top of every page on the site, visitors will see examples of issues on which USIP works, with a link to the full list. As with countries, visitors will land on a page that connects to an overview, names of experts, programs, resources and tools, events and features from the field. We hope that these topic pages will help you find the information you are seeking faster and in a more cohesive experience. RSS Feeds. Using our syndicated feeds you can choose which topics, countries or products you want to receive real-time updates for delivered to your online news reader. If you are unfamiliar with RSS we have a quick overview guide for you to review. Tara Sonenshine, executive vice president of USIP, said, “As USIP prepares to move into a new permanent headquarters building and open a Public Education Center on the National Mall, it is more important than ever for us to be able to describe our work in ways that a variety of audiences can use. USIP’s new Web site will allow visitors to access information geographically or topically.” In tandem with the new Web site, our new contacts database will allow you to update your current contact information as well as your subscriptions for our e-mail products to ensure you receive information on only the topics or countries you. Our goal is to provide you the easy access to our materials to make sure you are receiving updates in the manner you would like. Please take a quick moment and click on the update your profile link located at the very bottom of this letter to update your contact information so we can better serve you going forward.
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan institution established and funded by Congress. Its goals are to help prevent and resolve violent international conflicts, promote post-conflict stability and development, and increase conflict management capacity, tools, and intellectual capital worldwide. The Institute does this by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by directly engaging in peacebuilding efforts around the globe.

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President Obama for Maria Eitel

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 aprile 2009

Washington President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Maria Eitel to be Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service. President Obama said, “I am pleased to announce my intent to nominate Maria Eitel to be CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service.   Maria brings a unique blend of skills and management experience that will help her successfully lead the Corporation during our Administration’s bold expansion of national service programs.  Maria is genuinely passionate about the role of national and community service as a vehicle for engaging and mobilizing citizens in social change, and will bring new, creative thinking to the growth and mission of the Corporation.” “I am deeply honored to be nominated to become CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. President Obama and all those who champion service have led us to this historic moment to redefine citizenship in this country. Should I be confirmed by the Senate, I look forward to helping make President Obama’s vision a reality for everyone,” said Maria Eitel.

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