FILE PHOTO: Logo of global biopharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb is pictured on the blouse of an employee in Le Passage, near Agen, France March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co on Friday said it won a $752 million jury verdict against Gilead Sciences Inc in a U.S. patent dispute relating to technology for treating cancer. A jury in Los Angeles awarded the damages after finding that Yescarta, a treatment sold by Gilead’s Kite Pharma unit, infringed on a patent exclusively licensed by Bristol-Myers’ Juno Therapeutics division. The patent at issue in the lawsuit, which Juno licenses from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, relates to CAR T-cell immunotherapy for cancer. CAR-T therapy involves a process of removing T cells from a patient’s immune system, engineering them to better identify and attack cancer cells and infusing them back into the patient. Bristol-Myers said in a statement that it … [Read more...] about Bristol-Myers wins $752 million in U.S. patent case against Gilead
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Boris Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit and repay the trust of voters after he led the Conservatives to an "historic" general election win.The prime minister - who has met the Queen to ask to form a new government - has a House of Commons majority of 78, with one seat still to declare.He said he would work "flat out" and lead a "people's government".Jeremy Corbyn said he would not fight another election as Labour leader, amid recriminations over the party's defeat. He said he was "very sad" about the result, adding that he had received "more personal abuse" from the media during the campaign than any previous prime ministerial candidate.Labour was swept aside by the Conservatives in its traditional heartlands in the Midlands and north-eastern England, and lost six seats in Wales. LIVE: Updates and reaction as results come in Sir John Curtice: What's behind the Conservative victory? Corbyn: I will not lead Labour at next election Sturgeon: PM has 'no right' to block Indyref2 With … [Read more...] about Election results 2019: Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ after historic victory
Nicola Tappenden was a 14-year-old schoolgirl, living in Croydon, when a psychic told her she'd grow up to do something very special. She would marry a professional footballer. At the time, she had a crush on a youth team player – "I fancied the pants off him; I think I might have snogged him once" – so she confided in her mother that she thought it might be him. It wasn't. Then Tappenden left school, won a competition to become a Page 3 girl, and met the then West Ham United player Bobby Zamora. "Two of my friends had stayed at his house, so they invited me over," she says. "He got in from football, and he was like, 'Oh my God! When I left there were two Page 3 girls in my house, and now there are three!'" Tappenden and Zamora started dating but again, the relationship didn't work out. Then she met Simon Walton, a "journeyman" footballer who has had spells at nine different clubs in six years, in a branch of Nando's, and they went on a date. Fifteen … [Read more...] about Why do women want to be Wags?
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police have earned an average of US$11,000 for each officer in overtime pay during the last six months of anti-government protests, with the total overtime bill coming to more than US$120 million, government figures showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Riot police officers block a street during the "Lest We Forget" rally in Hong Kong, China December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica Police have covered more than 900 protests since June and worked overtime only in “inevitable circumstances”, the government’s security bureau said in a written response to questions from pro-democracy lawmakers. The Chinese-ruled city as been convulsed by almost daily and often violent protests since public opposition to a now-withdrawn extradition bill developed into demands for greater freedoms. The security bureau said police overtime since the start of the turmoil has cost the government HK$950 million ($121 million). Some 11,000 police officers were … [Read more...] about Counting the cost of protest – Hong Kong police rack up $120 million overtime bill
This piece examines the concept of restructuring within the context of Nigeria’s diversity and concludes that the only pathway to progress is to restructure. Diversity Let me take us through ordinary definition of diversity. The ordinary dictionary meaning of diversity is “a state of being diverse” as captured by the Collins Dictionary of English language. Diverse itself connotes difference. That is why synonyms of diversity include variety, miscellany, assortment, mixture, range, array, multiplicity and medley. Diversity has been used in different forms and in different contexts. We have seen it used in the science and sociology when we talk about biodiversity and cultural diversity. Either way, it connotes difference. The University of Oregon in the United States of America, writing about diversity said “the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual … [Read more...] about Failure to restructure will mean annihilation — Obiora Okonkwo
MADRID (Reuters) - Campaigners slammed Australia on the final day of a U.N. climate summit on Friday as its policy of using old carbon credits to count toward future emissions targets emerged as a major sticking point in negotiations. FILE PHOTO: The haze from bushfires obscures the sun setting above the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/John Mair/File Photo The talks aim to agree outstanding details of how to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to avoid catastrophic global warming ahead of a crucial implementation phase next year, with carbon trading among the main outstanding issues. Australia wants to use carbon credits assigned to developed economies under the Kyoto Protocol, a precursor climate accord, to meet its greenhouse gas targets under the Paris accord. Britain, Germany, New Zealand and others have ruled out such an approach, saying it undermines the spirit of the Paris deal. Using the credits would allow Australia to appear to … [Read more...] about Australia’s climate stance sparks anger at U.N. summit