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  • Finch Therapeutics and three other startups got venture funding a year ago. Did it help them do what they said it would?

    first_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. Finch Therapeutics and three other startups got venture funding a year ago. Did it help them do what they said it would? About the Author Reprints By Kate Sheridan Feb. 13, 2019 Reprints General Assignment Reporter Kate covers biotech startups and the venture capital firms that back them. Something Ventured [email protected] Log In | Learn More What’s included? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDcenter_img This story is part of STAT’s quarterly series Something Ventured, which looks at early-stage startups. You can read the earlier stories in the series here. Biotech is an industry defined by splashy startups pitching groundbreaking, life-changing treatments — if only they had a bit more money to test them. But unless those companies eventually go public, finding out exactly what’s going on behind the scenes can be tricky. For outsiders, sporadic press releases may contain the only clues, even as companies continue to pull in venture funding or other investments. GET STARTED Kate Sheridan What is it? 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. Hyacinth Empinado/STAT @sheridan_kate Tags biotechnologyBostoncancerdrug developmentresearchstartupSTAT+last_img read more

  • OSFI proposes revisions to disclosure requirements

    first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton The new requirements will come into effect for reporting in the first quarter of 2019, alongside the updated leverage and capital rules. Comments on the proposed changes are due Sept. 21. Don’t believe the hype: BCSC proposes new rules for stock promoters The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is proposing changes to the leverage ratio disclosure requirements, which aim to reflect forthcoming amendments to the leverage requirements and the capital adequacy requirements, and to capture the treatment of certain securitized assets.Under the requirements, domestic systemically-important banks (D-SIBs) are required to publicly disclose a reconciliation of their balance sheet assets with their leverage ratio; to provide a breakdown of the main leverage ratio components; and to explain the key drivers of material changes in their Basel III leverage ratio. Regulators propose slimming corporate disclosure Keywords DisclosureCompanies Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions CSA sets rules on non-GAAP financial reporting Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Stacked white books on rules and regulations stuartphoto/123RF Related newslast_img read more

  • Temporary Lending Facility Outcome of Special Team to Monitor Global Financial Crisis

    first_imgRelatedTemporary Lending Facility Outcome of Special Team to Monitor Global Financial Crisis Temporary Lending Facility Outcome of Special Team to Monitor Global Financial Crisis UncategorizedOctober 17, 2008 RelatedTemporary Lending Facility Outcome of Special Team to Monitor Global Financial Crisis Advertisementscenter_img RelatedTemporary Lending Facility Outcome of Special Team to Monitor Global Financial Crisis FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Bank of Jamaica’s (BoJ) decision to offer a temporary lending facility to domestic financial institutions was one of the first outcomes of the special team established by Prime Minister Bruce Golding, to monitor the global financial crisis and its immediate and longer-term implications for the Jamaican economy.The team, comprising representatives of Jamaica’s main monetary and fiscal authorities, met twice during the week, the first chaired by the Prime Minister on Monday (October 13), while Wednesday’s (October 15) meeting was chaired by Finance and Public Service Minister, Audley Shaw.Technical Advisor to the Finance Minister, Sidjae Robinson, informed JIS News that the meetings reflect the serious attention the international developments warrant and “the preparedness of the Government and monetary authorities to take appropriate action in protection of the national interest and be proactive in preventing or mitigating any negative fallout.”The Central Bank’s mid-week intervention was a pre-emptive measure and according to a release from the bank, was “as a direct consequence of the current global financial turmoil, and to preserve overall financial stability.”“This facility is strictly intended to provide liquidity to these institutions for overseas margin and repo payments on Government of Jamaica (GoJ) global bonds during this period of dysfunctional money markets,” the release added.The specific objectives of the temporary lending facility are: to alleviate any short-term US dollar liquidity needs of domestic financial institutions; to ensure the stability of GoJ global bond prices; and to minimise pressure in the domestic foreign exchange market.The BoJ release emphasised that the Central Bank would continue to closely monitor the financial system and take appropriate action.“In support of the Special Committee’s scrutiny, analysis and weekly Cabinet briefings on the developing situation, a technical team has been established to monitor continuously… on an hourly and daily basis, developments in the local and international money markets,” Miss Robinson pointed.last_img read more

  • Omeo ‘pumped’ about new track opening – East Gippsland

    first_imgOmeo ‘pumped’ about new track opening – East Gippsland It was a case of Christmas coming early for the Omeo community last Saturday, December 19, with the much-anticipated opening of new Omeo Pump Track and Skills Park.In front of a crowd of more than 120 community members and guests in the heart of Omeo at Livingstone Park, Deputy Mayor Cr Mark Reeves officially opened the new facility with community member and advocate for the project Jill Hill, and Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester.The pump track is an undulating asphalt course designed around the word ‘Omeo’ and suitable for skill levels from beginners to the most advanced. The skills park section on a natural surface includes features and components have been sourced from the local area and repurposed as integral elements.Cr Reeves said the skills park is “distinctly Omeo”.“The facility has been designed around providing an attraction for families, providing a challenge for all skill levels and from what we saw on opening day it delivers on all counts. It was great to see youngsters just starting out on two wheels enjoying the course as the more experienced riders,” Cr Reeves said.“The opening of the Omeo Pump and Skills Track is an important milestone. It’s the first completed component of the much anticipated and Omeo Mountain Bike Destination Project. Saturday’s opening was a great demonstration of the support for this project.“At a cost of $250,000, the pump track has been delivered by Council in partnership with funding partners – the Commonwealth Government and Regional Development Victoria – and our contractor Common Ground Trails.“The quality of the project – both in its design and execution – is a great advertisement for what is to come over the next few years with the Omeo MTB Trails Project.“I am certain it will be both an attraction for visitors, adding the economy of the region, and a great local community asset for many years to come.”The Omeo Mountain Bike Destination Project is based on long standing community involvement with strong advocacy, and support from all tiers of government. The project is being funded by Council ($1.5M), Australian Government through Building Better Regions Fund ($1.5M) and the State Government through Regional Development Victoria ($1.0M).Stage one of mountain bike trail construction will start in 2021. /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:Australian, Australian Government, building, commonwealth, community, council, demonstration, East Gippsland, East Gippsland Shire Council, Economy, Federal, Government, local council, Omeo, project, quality, regional development, Victorialast_img read more

  • 9 things to do this weekend: Hit the slopes, Theatre & Dance shows, more

    first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 27, 2020 This weekend brings a leap year celebration, International Coffee Hour, extreme bowling in the newly renovated Connection, popcorn and Zombieland, a ski bus to Breck or Copper and more.Friday, Feb. 28International Coffee Hour 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. UMC main dining area Stop by for free coffee, tea and snacks, and connect with the international community here at CU Boulder. This week’s event is co-sponsored by Health Promotion. The event is held across from Alferd Packer Grill.Fri-Yay Nights: Leap year celebration 5–8 p.m. UMC west ballroom Fri-Yay Nights brings a variety of fun activities to kick off the weekend right. Join your fellow Buffs to celebrate the leap year with a personal time capsule, origami and games. Extreme bowling 7 p.m. UMC, The Connection Black lights, colored lane lights and color pins—it’s the only extreme bowling you’ll find in Boulder! Check out The Connection’s newly renovated bowling lanes this weekend.Program Council Film Series: Zombieland 8–10 p.m. Chem 140 Join Program Council for a free screening of Zombieland: Double Tap. As always, popcorn included.Saturday, Feb. 29Ski bus to Breckenridge or Copper 6 a.m. Williams Village, 6:15 a.m. Kittredge, 6:30 a.m. Farrand Field  $10–20 Come shred some gnar on the mountains! Take the ski bus to Breckenridge or Copper Mountain resorts on Saturday, or head to Keystone and A-Basin on Sunday. Tickets are $20 and $10 for Herd members.Open Space 7:30 p.m. University Theatre, Charlotte York Irey Theatre  $16 Be moved by dance works that lilt, groove and tumble across a spectrum of styles in this student-produced and CU Dance Connection-curated series. Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets a front-row experience to the extraordinary works from CU Dance. Showing through March 1. Get 25% off your ticket with a Buff OneCard.Don’t miss out on being a Journey Leader! Application deadline March 1 Journey Leaders work with new students and families during Fall Welcome and Family Weekend. Help welcome new students and families to campus, share tips and advice about adjusting to life at CU Boulder and get to know new students in small group settings. You were in their shoes once and had older Buffs welcome you to CU, so don’t be afraid to pay it forward! Sunday, March 1The Language Archive: A play by Julia Cho 2 p.m. University Theatre, Acting Studio  Free but limited K. Woodzick directs a cast of Theatre & Dance’s talented student performers in an intimate black box theater setting. Don’t wait to reserve your free tickets; these productions often sell out in just a few days. Catch it Feb. 27–March 1.George is a linguist whose life’s work is dedicated to preserving nearly lost languages, but his passion has complicated his relationships with Mary, his wife, and Emma, his assistant. Can Reston and Alta—the last two people on Earth who speak a language about to go extinct—teach him how to speak from his heart? “It makes me much sadder than I could ever possibly express. Even with all my languages, there still aren’t the right words.”Nominate your favorite faculty or staff member Application deadline March 13 Go nominate a teacher, mentor or supporter who has made a positive impact in your life! The Marinus Smith Award recognizes faculty and staff members who have had a particularly positive impact on students. The faculty and staff receiving this award embody the true meaning of Be Boulder, as they inspire, educate and motivate our community through innovation and passion.Categories:Things to DoCampus Communitylast_img read more

  • Ocean search yields no clues in report of swimmer in distress

    first_imgHomeNewsOcean search yields no clues in report of swimmer in distress Mar. 15, 2016 at 6:10 amNewsOcean search yields no clues in report of swimmer in distressMatthew Hall5 years agocoast guardfishermanharbor divisionlifeguardsman in the watermissing manNewspolicePolice Departmentrob silversteinSanta Monicasanta monica newsSanta Monica PierSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpdwater rescue protocolThe Santa Monica Pier made Instagram’s top 10 list of places people took pictures of in 2012 using the smartphone app. (Daniel Archuleta [email protected]) A multi-hour search of local waters failed to locate a potentially missing man from the Santa Monica pier on Sunday morning.A fisherman approached the Harbor Division office on the Santa Monica Pier at about 2 a.m. on Sunday morning to report a sighting of a man in the water. The officer on duty followed up with conversations with a second fisherman who also reported seeing someone in the water. The potential witness described a man wearing dark clothing with a dark hooded jacket.The officer activated a water rescue protocol that involved lifeguards, Sheriff Deputies and the Coast Guard.While divers from SMPD entered the water to conduct an underwater search of the pier, other officers patrolled the water by boat, searched nearby beaches and conducted a helicopter search.“We put divers into the water twice to search under the Pier, North and South,” said Rob Silverstein, Public Services Administrator for the police department. “Lifeguards also used a robotic device to search under and around the pier.”The search was ended between 11 a.m. and noon without any sign of a potential victim. While no officials saw evidence of someone in the ocean, Silverstein said officers found the initial report credible. He said no missing persons report had been made to local officers as of Monday morning.He said officers on the pier receive a report of someone in the water about once a week during the warm months. While some individuals do jump from the pier, he said many of the calls are unfounded and witnesses sometimes report ocean swimmers as potential jumpers from the pier or mistake.Anyone with information on the incident can contact SMPD at (310) [email protected] :coast guardfishermanharbor divisionlifeguardsman in the watermissing manNewspolicePolice Departmentrob silversteinSanta Monicasanta monica newsSanta Monica PierSanta Monica Police Departmentsmpdwater rescue protocolshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPaltrow bankrolls local school projectsInnovation shines bright in Santa MonicaYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agolast_img read more

  • Police reveal new evidence in Mid-City shooting

    first_imgHomeNewsCrimePolice reveal new evidence in Mid-City shooting Jun. 19, 2017 at 8:00 amCrimePolice reveal new evidence in Mid-City shootingGuest Author4 years agodaily pressJPspoliceSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica policesmpdFile photo  Detectives have discovered more evidence in a bizarre shooting after they found a Santa Monica man with a gunshot wound to his face outside JP’s Sports Bar and Grill near 11th and Wilshire Blvd early Monday, June 12.Police now believe the gunshot victim shot himself at his home a few blocks away on the 1300 block of 9th Street in the Mid-City neighborhood. The victim has been identified as Jayson Albertorio, a wanted fugitive from New York. Police say Albertorio had a warrant for an armed robbery parole violation.Albertorio has been released from the hospital and will be extradited to New York on the fugitive warrant. Meanwhile, detectives are still investigating the shooting incident in Santa Monica.A friend of the victim who lives in New York called NYPD shortly before 6 a.m. Monday to report his friend had been shot in Santa Monica and the victim was outside the JP’s Bar. When local police got to JP’s, the victim was waiting outside the bar, which had been closed for hours. Police believe the shooting may have happened around 3 a.m.Lt. Saul Rodriguez said the SMPD forensics team found no evidence that the shooting happened inside or outside the bar.Despite the proximity of the wound to the victim’s mouth, Lt. Rodriguez said it was considered a “minor gunshot wound” and the victim was listed in fair condition at the hospital.Anyone with more information should call the Santa Monica Police Department at [email protected] :daily pressJPspoliceSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica policesmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentColorful parade marches through Ocean Park in AugustCitywide BriefsYou Might Also LikeCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoFeaturedNewsAfter local teen’s death, parents protest Snapchat’s inaction against drug dealersClara Harter7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

  • Coal Lease Sale Would Open 133 Million Tons to Mining

    first_imgBILLINGS – Federal officials on Wednesday announced an upcoming coal lease sale that would allow a Montana mine to tap into an estimated 133 million tons of the fuel near Roundup.The Bureau of Land Management said leases on 61 million tons of federally-owned coal will be auctioned through a competitive bidding process in late summer. The agency said the sale would open an additional 72 million tons of adjacent private and state coal reserves to mining by Signal Peak Energy’s Bull Mountain mine.The reserves are in an area where Signal Peak plans to begin mining in late 2013.The state would receive half of the up-front “bonus payment” associated with the lease sale and an equal share of future royalties. The BLM said an analysis of the leases determined the sale would have no significant environmental impacts.Jeremy Nichols with Denver-based WildEarth Guardians said burning the fuel would release more than 220 million metric tons of the climate-changing greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.The environmental group planned to appeal the BLM’s approval of the Bull Mountain lease sale, Nichols said. Similar actions have been taken by the group against 12 areas proposed for leasing in the Powder River Basin, an area of southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming that produces more coal than any other region in the United States.“BLM seems to believe its job is to appease the coal industry, not advance a new energy economy,” Nichols said in an email. “Rather than do its part to confront global warming and find ways to transition away from dirty energy, BLM continues to rubber-stamp massive coal leasing proposals like this.”BLM’s analysis rejected a link between global warming and the lease sale as impossible to calculate. “Effects on global warming at the contribution level of this mine cannot be quantified,” the agency said in a document signed by BLM field office manager James Sparks.The proposed lease area also could be affected by pending measures in Congress sponsored by Montana lawmakers. Bills introduced by Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Denny Rehberg call for the government to swap the Roundup-area coal reserves and additional reserves in southeastern Montana for privately held reserves beneath the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.The legislation is intended to give the Northern Cheyenne control over resources now owned by Great Northern Properties of Houston. Great Northern already had planned to sell the Roundup-area leases to Signal Peak if the deal went through.Baucus’s office said the lease sale had been anticipated and “does not undermine the spirit” of his legislation.“If the BLM lease sale is completed and ends up affecting the tracts included in the legislation, we will continue to work with the Northern Cheyenne tribe to see how they would like to move forward,” the Democrat’s office said in a statement to The Associated Press.BLM spokeswoman Mary Apple said that exchange still could take place if the agency holds its sale.“Provisions for this sale would be part of the exchange,” she said. “The legislation and the exchange could still happen, even if the coal is sold.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

  • Urbanites bid up homes in vacation spots like Vail, Lake Tahoe

    first_imgTagsCoronavirusHousing Market Lake TahoeMore and more urbanites are making permanent moves to towns that were predominately vacation retreats.The pandemic has boosted demand in places like Colorado’s Vail Valley and Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border. It is making for hot competition among homebuyers, according to the Wall Street Journal.Lake Tahoe’s inventory of unsold homes is down from 421 a year ago to just 60. Bidding wars are driving prices up.On the Nevada side, the median sale price was up to $1.26 million in July, some 43 percent higher than it was a year earlier. The 157 homes sold in June and July were more than twice as many as sold during the same period last year.Similarly, on the California side of North Lake Tahoe, the number of sales more than doubled to 532 in those two months, as it did in Vail Valley, to 432, between June 1 and Aug. 20.Rural areas outside smaller cities are also seeing more activity. Domain Timber Advisors this year has sold 62 lots outside cities including Seattle, Houston and Jacksonville compared with just 25 last year.“I think the main driver is people really wanting to have the option of getting out of the city and live and exist and enjoying a certain lifestyle,” said managing director Joe Sanderson. [WSJ] — Dennis Lynch Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

  • HTC Vive announces price of Vive Pro at £799; cuts price of existing headset

    first_imgHTC Vive announces price of Vive Pro at £799; cuts price of existing headsetVive Pro will ship on April 5 and come with six-month Viveport SubscriptionHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterMonday 19th March 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleValveValve has today announced that the HTC Vive Pro will be available for pre-orders at the price of £799. With Valve’s own hardware beginning to trail behind the Oculus Rift among Steam users, the company has also confirmed a £100 for the existing Vive kit. All Vive Pro purchases before June 3 will also come with a six-month trial to Viveport Subscriptions, where users can chose up to five titles per month from a catalogue of over 400. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Vive Pro delivers the best premium VR experience available on the market today and improves resolution, audio and comfort for VR enthusiasts and enterprise customers,” said Paul Brown, HTC Vive Europe general manager. “We are empowering developers to imagine bigger and better than ever before.”Vive Pro pre-orders begin today on, Scan, GAME and Overclockers, with units shipping globally on the second anniversary of Vive’s first commercial ship date, April 5. The Vive Pro consists of a fairly substantial redesign and hardware upgrade. In addition to a 78% increase in resolution over the current Vive headset, the Vive Pro also features integrated, noise cancelling headphones with a built-in amplifier along with a redesigned head-strap that balances the weight of the headset more evenly. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesWolfire Games files antitrust lawsuit against ValveThe developer argues that Valve uses its dominant position on the PC market to “exploit publishers and consumers”By Marie Dealessandri 12 days agoValve blocks Super Seducer 3 from SteamMultiple product reviews left Valve at “an impasse” with seduction game creator Richard LeRuinaBy Matthew Handrahan A month agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more