Marathon petroleum buys out markwest energy

first_imgMonday 13 July 2015 9:02 pm Express KCS MARATHON Petroleum will buy natural gas processor MarkWest Energy Partners for about $15.6bn (£10.1bn), a deal that will create the fourth-largest master limited partnership (MLP) by market value. An MLP is a publicly traded limitedpartnership, or a limited liability company, that pairs the tax benefits of a partnership with the fundraising ability and liquidity of a public company. The new MLP will be worth $21bn. Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Marathon petroleum buys out markwest energy last_img read more

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Magic mushroom ingredient offers hope for treating depression

first_img About the Author Reprints Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Related: General Assignment Reporter Andrew covers a range of topics, from addiction to public health to genetics. “It really simply provides the impetus that we need to explore this field further, including more rigorously controlled studies,” said Dr. Charles Grob, a psychiatrist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved with the study. By Andrew Joseph May 17, 2016 Reprints Andrew Joseph From the 1950s to 1970, doctors often used hallucinogens to treat anxiety and depression before the practice fell out of fashion. In recent years, however, the street drug ketamine has gained recognition in medical circles as a possible long-acting antidepressant, and psilocybin has shown preliminary promise as a therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder, tobacco and alcohol addiction, and anxiety in people with advanced cancer. The initial studies also suggest that psilocybin is safe for patients to take at appropriate doses.advertisement A drug derived from magic mushrooms helped improve symptoms of depression, according to a new study. Peter Dejong/AP @DrewQJoseph Please enter a valid email address. Privacy Policy Tags depressionmagic mushroomspsychiatry [email protected] How ketamine eases depression — and why that matters for the drug industry People whose depression had failed to respond to standard treatments showed some improvements in their symptoms after turning to a drug not available at your corner pharmacy: a component of “magic mushrooms” that causes psychedelic experiences, according to a new study.The research, published Tuesday in the Lancet Psychiatry, in no way shows that people with depression should start popping shrooms. It featured no control group that was given a placebo that would allow for a comparison, and only had 12 study subjects — too few to draw any sort of real conclusions.But scientists said the new paper adds to the sense that the component of the mushrooms, called psilocybin, should be investigated further in the types of large, controlled studies that could show what kinds of effects — both good and bad — it might produce and in which patients it could be beneficial.advertisement HealthMagic mushroom ingredient offers hope for treating depression Leave this field empty if you’re human: For the new study — the first to test psilocybin as a treatment for depression — 12 people who had been clinically depressed for a long time with no relief from existing treatments received 10 milligrams of psilocybin orally and then 25 milligrams a week later at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. After three months, seven of the participants reported reduced symptoms, and some patients also saw their anxiety levels drop.The authors noted, however, that the patients sought to participate in the study, so it is possible the positive results they reported were a result of them wanting the treatment to work.As for the psychedelic effects, they typically wore off after six hours. All patients also had some temporary anxiety as the drug kicked in, and some patients also experienced headaches, confusion, and nausea that typically cleared up within a few hours.last_img read more

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STAT Plus chat with Ed Silverman and Rachel Sachs

first_img Please join the next exclusive STAT Plus subscriber today from 12 to 12:30 p.m. ET.Ed Silverman, Pharmalot columnist and senior writer at STAT, and STAT contributor Rachel Sachs, an associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, will take your questions. STAT staff What’s included? What is it? GET STARTED STAT Plus chat with Ed Silverman and Rachel Sachs By STAT staff May 22, 2017 Reprints Log In | Learn More Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED About the Author Reprints Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags drug pricingpharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

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Pharmalittle: Allergan CEO says ‘social contract’ intact; medical marketing skyrockets to $30 billion

first_img What’s included? [email protected] Tags drug developmentdrug pricingopioidspharmlittleSTAT+ Elizabeth Cooney Good morning. Elizabeth Cooney here in Boston, filling in for Ed Silverman while he’s reporting from the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. You can follow STAT’s team coverage of the gathering in the Readout @ JPM. Here’s what we’re watching in biopharma today:Allergan (AGN) CEO Brent Saunders, who famously declared in 2016 that his company would keep a “social contract” by ensuring price hikes — after rebates and discounts — would remain below double digits and not exceed inflation, told STAT the company is staying true to its promise, with some hikes at 9.5 percent, some at zero, and an average of 3.5 percent across its portfolio. “I think we absolutely lived up to well beyond the spirit and heart of our social contract, because our net prices are below the cost of inflation, which means, economically, they’re in decline.” About the Author Reprints GET STARTED Log In | Learn More 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. Pharmalot center_img Alex Hogan/STAT What is it? @cooney_liz By Elizabeth Cooney Jan. 9, 2019 Reprints General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19. 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. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Pharmalittle: Allergan CEO says ‘social contract’ intact; medical marketing skyrockets to $30 billion last_img read more

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NK Media Confirms Ri Appointment

first_img News NK Media Confirms Ri Appointment News News Ri Yong Gil has been appointed North Korea’s Chief of General Staff, state media officially confirmed today. North Korea’s Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) announced that Kim Jong Eun visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang to pay his respects to his grandfather and father, accompanied by “Chief of the KPA General Staff Ri Yong Gil, Minister of Defense Jang Jong Nam and Politburo Presidium member Choe Ryong Hae.”South Korea’s Ministry of Unification presumed as early as August that Ri had been given the position, but this is the first time North Korea has publicly confirmed the decision.Ri previously commanded the KPA 5th corps based in Kangwon Province. Former chief Kim Kyok Sik has not appeared in public since he attended a national meeting to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the country’s Songun leadership on August 24th.While a reason has yet to proffered for the military shake-up, some North Korea experts query if the ejection of Kim, a military hard-liner, was a move aimed at improving relations with the South. By Daily NK – 2013.10.10 2:57pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE Facebook Twitter News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak last_img read more

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Richard Payette to lead Manulife Quebec

first_img TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Manulife Financial Corp., Manulife Securities CETFA elects new board leader IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img PenderFund names new SVP for investments Related news In this new role, he serves as a member of Manulife’s Canadian division executive management team, and the global leadership team, and reports to Marianne Harrison, president and CEO, Manulife Canada. “Manulife has a substantial business in Quebec and Richard’s strong business and community relationships will help further increase Manulife’s presence, visibility and impact in the province,” says Harrison, in a news release. “Richard will provide strategic direction to support the growth of all Manulife’s business lines in Quebec, and will represent the company in the community and the industry for Manulife in Quebec,” she adds. Payette has more than 30 years of experience in business management, transformation, leadership and mergers and acquisitions. From 2010 to 2015, he held several senior leadership positions at accounting, tax and advisory firm BDO. Most recently as CEO for the Americas region for BDO International, he led and implemented strategic initiatives, covering Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, he was part of the global leadership team of BDO International and worked on developing and implementing their international strategy. Prior to BDO, Payette was president and CEO at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, an audit, tax and advisory firm. There he set the firm’s development and management strategies contributing to the organization’s expansion and growth. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Écoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal. He is a Fellow and member of the Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec as well as the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants. Photo copyright: Manulife/CNW Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp. (Manulife) announced on Wednesday that Richard Payette has been appointed president and CEO, Manulife Quebec. Payette will be responsible for leading the development, implementation and execution of the Quebec strategy to advance Manulife’s position and support the company’s mission and vision in the province. last_img read more

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Prevention and Control Focus of World AIDS Day Activities in St. Mary

first_imgPrevention and Control Focus of World AIDS Day Activities in St. Mary UncategorizedDecember 7, 2006 RelatedPrevention and Control Focus of World AIDS Day Activities in St. Mary RelatedPrevention and Control Focus of World AIDS Day Activities in St. Mary FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The control and prevention of HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases was the focus of activities observing World AIDS Day in St. Mary on Friday (Dec. 1).The event, which included a discussion on HIV/AIDS and the importance of testing for the disease, and demonstrations in the use of male and female condoms, was the culmination of a series of community outreach sessions organized by the National HIV Prevention and Control Programme.As part of the sessions, health education seminars and free HIV testing were offered at the Richmond Training Centre on November 28; in Stewart Town on November 29; and at the Castleton United Church on November 30.In addition to providing free testing and information, members of the public were sensitized about the need to be humane towards victims of the disease, and resist any temptation to discriminate against them because of their illness.Marco Thomas, Community Health Educator for the St. Mary Health Department, said he was pleased with the level of public support and participation in the outreach sessions and expressed satisfaction that the intended aims and objectives was largely achieved.He told JIS News that a total of 90 persons in the four targeted communities made use of the opportunity to get tested for HIV, adding that the discussion sessions were extremely fruitful with participants making meaningful contributions.Mr. Thomas said he was particularly pleased with the large turnout of young people at the events.He told JIS News that similar outreach activities were being planned for Port Maria for Friday (Dec. 22), and Robins Bay on Saturday (Dec. 23).center_img RelatedPrevention and Control Focus of World AIDS Day Activities in St. Mary Advertisementslast_img read more

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Grange Tours Olympic Village

first_imgAdvertisements Grange Tours Olympic Village UncategorizedAugust 15, 2008 RelatedGrange Tours Olympic Village RelatedGrange Tours Olympic Villagecenter_img RelatedGrange Tours Olympic Village FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports Olivia “Babsy” Grange visited the Olympic Village in Beijing today, where she met with members of the Jamaican contingent and interacted with the athletes. She was joined by Minister of Tourism, Ed Bartlett and other members of the official delegation to the 29th Olympic Games being held in China.The Minister, who is the head of the Government of Jamaica’s delegation in China, offered words of encouragement to the athletes and revved on the track and field contingent, who bow into action tomorrow.Among those meeting and greeting the minister were Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Maurice Smith, Veronica Campbell, Aleen Bailey, Michael Blackwood and Danny McFarlane.She presented a bouquet of flowers to head coach Glen Mills who was celebrating a birthday.The minister said she found the vibes in the village very good and commended the athletes and managers for their efforts in preparing for the games.Sports Minister Babsy Grange with Usain Bolt left and former 200 metres Olympic Gold Medalist Donald QuarrieShe toured the impressive facility which houses more than 10,000 athletes and officials and held discussions with members of the management team.Minister Grange expressed confidence that Jamaica would do very well at the Beijing Games but stopped short of predicting the country’s medal haul. “We have been building up to this moment for many years. Our Olympics tradition dates back to 1948 and over the years people like Herb McKenley, Arthur Wint, George Rhoden, Les Laing, Donald Quarrie, Bert Cameron, Merlene Ottey and even some of those currently competing, have brought us much joy and hope. We have our strongest contingent ever in Beijing and we want to take home as many medals as are possible. We appreciate all the athletes here and even those who do not win a medal, we want them to know that Jamaica is extremely proud of their achievements.”The minister called on Jamaicans at home to pray for the athletes and to support them unceasingly. “They are competing thousands of miles away before billions of people worldwide. They need continuous support. Keep them in your thoughts and your prayers. Watch the games and enjoy their performances.”The Track and Field Competition runs off tomorrow morning with the preliminary sessions for a number of highly anticipated events including the men’s 100 metres which features the world’s two fastest men, Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt. Dorian Scott competes in the Shot Put and Kenia Sinclair has an outing in the 800 metres.The evening sessions will feature the men’s 100 metres quarter finals, qualification for the 3000 metres Steeple Chase with Mardrea Hyman and Korene, the final of the men’s shot put, Trecia Smith in qualification for the Women’s Triple Jump and the heats of the Men’s 400 Metres Hurdles featuring Jamaica’s most decorated athlete, Danny McFarlane.McFarlane said the athletes were rearing to go and described the feeling in the camp as tremendous. “Many of us have been here before so we know what it’s about but I see an eagerness among the debutants that is exciting. We are going out there to leave everything on the track because we know that the world is watching Jamaica.”Glen Mills said he expected a grand start to the athletics competition despite the torrential rain that pummeled Beijing to today.last_img read more

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New Year resolutions demonstrating commitment to growth

first_imgNew Year resolutions demonstrating commitment to growth As the country returns after the festive break and the realities of ‘COVID-normal’ and the respective New Year’s resolutions settle on us, AusBiotech starts the year focused on leadership in policy, and a resolution to continue committed advocacy for innovation in life sciences.With the life sciences industry under the spotlight and being recognised as it never has before, now is the time to be ambitious about how the biotechnology industry cannot just help solve problems, but also generate the long-term economic growth and social capital that will be needed as we emerge from the current pandemic.Resolution one: Help us write the Biotech Blueprint – Australia’s life science industry’s decadal framework.If Australia is to build on the critical mass that has been established to date, strong alignment between industry and government over the coming decade will be key.AusBiotech is developing and leading this important plan. The plan will be valuable, visionary, and dynamic and, as the national voice of Australia’s life science industry, AusBiotech’s Biotech Blueprint is an opportunity for the industry to speak with one voice to governments, identifying key policy priorities that can deliver benefits both for the industry and for the nation as a whole.The six draft goals that will underpin and drive industry growth through to 2030 are being finalised, following consultation in 2020. As the plan is progressed through 2021, AusBiotech aims to provoke discussion and debate, and to reflect what a vibrant and valuable Australian biotechnology industry could look like in another decade from now.Resolution two: engage through major Australian life science eventsContinuing to facilitate opportunities for investment discussions, collaborations and partnerships is crucial for the growth of Australian life sciences sector and ultimately for continuing Australia’s position in the life sciences sector globally.AusBiotech’s 2021 events programme is already underway, connecting with international companies virtually during JP Morgan week to demonstrate the value of Australia’s clinical trial and medical innovation advantages. Working in Australia offers a compelling opportunity for clinical trials, and this webcast will showcase the country’s opportunities and capabilities that can be taken advantage of.Save the dates below for more key industry events.Australia showcase: clinical trials and medical innovation advantages: JP Morgan week – 14 Jan (PST)/15 Jan (AEDT), online liveIndustry Update – QLD: 20 January, online liveIndustry Update – WA: 10 February, online liveBioCheers: kicking off from March 2021AusMedtech 2021, 17-21 May, online live /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:agbiotech, AusBiotech, Australia, Australian, biotech, biotechnology, Biotechnology Industry, clinical trials, Government, industry, innovation, Investment, medical innovation, QLD, resolution, science, WAlast_img read more

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Local Artist Ludwina Roebuck Extends Iconic Artwork in Pioneer Heritage Park

first_imgLocal Artist Ludwina Roebuck Extends Iconic Artwork in Pioneer Heritage Park Lithgow CouncilAs one of the cultural activation outcomes from the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program, Lithgow City Council has commissioned local artist Ludwina Roebuck to expand her popular Birdhouse Wall installation.Ludwina Roebuck is a Lithgow based artist who creates bright and joyful works from diverse and unique materials. Her existing installation Birdhouse Wall was commissioned by Lithgow Tidy Towns in 2016 with funding from the Lithgow Skulls Project. The vibrant installation quickly became a favourite among locals and visitors.Ludwina has now created new plates in response to the plantings and other design elements recently installed in the park. New flowers created from found objects depict the locally native Large-Fruited Tea Tree (Leptospermum macrocarpum) which can also be found in the design on the amenities block and planted in the surrounding garden beds.“Ludwina’s artwork is now an iconic part of the region’s growing public art trail. I’m grateful to her for bringing more of her creativity to Main Street,” said Mayor Ray Thompson. “I would also like to thank Lithgow Tidy Towns and artists Tim Johnman and Steven Cunningham for supporting the commission.”The Streets as Shared Spaces grant has delivered major enhancements to Pioneer Heritage Park, safety measures at the adjacent intersection and an extensive program of changing banner content that celebrate our unique regional assets and promote community celebrations.Proudly funded by the NSW Government /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:Art, Commission, community, council, creativity, Government, Lithgow, local council, NSW, outcomes, project, Safety, tealast_img read more

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