Is it too late to buy Avacta shares?

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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. As the rest of the stock market crashed at the end of March, Avacta (LSE: AVCT) shares surged as investors rushed to buy part of this growth story. Indeed, since the beginning of the year, shares in the company have risen by more than 700%.And the company’s growth may be only just getting started.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Avacta shares: Positive newsflowAvacta shares took off at the beginning of April when the company announced that it had entered into an agreement with Cytiva. The two organisations agreed to work together to manufacture an “affimer-based point-of-care rapid test” for coronavirus.At the end of April, management provided a further update on this partnership. It informed investors the programme was running ahead of schedule, and Avacta was making good progress on the development of the test.The organisation also revealed it owned all of the intellectual property and commercial rights to the test. It was in discussions with several other global diagnostic companies to increase production.Since then, the company has announced further positive updates. The most recent of which was a distribution agreement with Medusa19 Limited for direct-to-consumer sales of a saliva-based rapid test for the Covid-19 antigen. Avacta shares reacted positively to this update. Clearly, the demand for these tests is high. Government’s around the world are pinning their hopes on mass testing regimes to get countries back to work after the coronavirus crisis. They’re going to need a massive and continuous supply of tests to do that.Avacta is just one of the hundreds of companies developing tests for this market.Other productsUnfortunately, it’s difficult to tell at this stage if the tests will produce a substantial earnings stream and help Avacta shares. The company has a big market, but many other corporations are competing for the same market share.But the coronavirus tests aren’t the only strings on Avacta’s bow. Last year, the biotherapeutics business signed several large agreements with significant partners.One of these was a therapeutics development partnership and licensing agreement with LG Chem Life Sciences. Management thinks this deal could generate potential revenues of up to $310m plus royalty payments on future product sales.However, despite these positive developments, the firm remains loss-making. This makes it challenging to value Avacta shares.Until we have some more clarity on future deals, as well as testing sales, it’s going to remain difficult to estimate how much the company should be worth.That said, it’s clear Avacta has enormous potential. As such, it might be worth snapping up a few shares to hold in your portfolio as a high-risk investment.Owning the company as part of a well-diversified portfolio would allow you to benefit from any potential upside while minimising risk. Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 21st May, 2020 | More on: AVCT “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

World Cup 2015: Tonga 10-17 Georgia

first_img28% – Georgia’s share of the possession. They only had 26% of the territory too, but still came out on top.16 – the number of turnovers conceded by Tonga. Georgia conceded 13.13 – the age of Georgia’s replacement lock Levan Datunashvili when his young team-mate Vasil Lobzhanidze was born.Tonga: V. Lilo; T Veainu, W Helu (S Piukala 52), S Piutau, F Vainikolo; K Morath, S Takulua; T Mailau (S Taumalolo 52), E Taione (P Ngauamo 52), H Aulika (S Puafisi 65), T Lokotui, S Mafi (H T-Pole 59), S Kalamafoni, N Latu (capt, J Ram 71), V Ma’afu.Try: Vainikolo. Con: MorathPen: MorathGeorgia: M Kvirikashvili; T Mchedlidze, D Kacharava, M Sharikadze, G Aptsiauri; L Malaguradze, V Lobzhanidze (G Begadze 78); M Nariashvili (K Asieshvili 60), J Bregvadze (S Mamukashvili 60), D Zirakashvili (L Chilachava 60), G Nemsadze, K Mikautadze (L Datunashvili 63), G Tkhilaishvili (S Sutiashvili 66), V Kolelishvili, M Gorgodze (capt)Tries (2): Gorgodze, Tkhilaishvili. Cons: Kvirikashvili 2Pen: KvirikashviliSin-bin: Kvirikashvili 73 minReferee: Nigel Owens (Wales) Georgian joy: The final whistle is the cue for Georgian celebrations. (Photo: Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS All you need to know about the first match in Pool C – and the first upset of the tournament. TAGS: GeorgiaTonga Georgia produced the first shock of the 2015 World Cup as they beat Tonga – who sit five places above them in the World Rugby Rankings – 17-10 at Kingsholm.Tonga took the lead with a sixth-minute penalty but had to wait another 65 minutes before troubling the scorers again.A first-half try from Man of the Match and Georgia skipper Mamuka Gorgodze, a 56th-minute score from Giorgi Tkhilaishvili and seven points from the boot of Merab Kvirikashvili gave Georgia a 17-3 lead and although Tonga hit back with a try from Fetu’u Vainikolo nine minutes from time and Georgia lost Kvirikashvili to the sin-bin, the Lelos held out for a famous win.Record breaker: Scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze became the youngest RWC player (Photo: Getty Images).WHAT’S HOT… Mamuka Gorgodze – a monumental presence in this match. He led his Georgia side superbly, crashed over for a crucial try, carried the ball in attack eight times and was at the heart of his team’s defensive effort, making an astonishing 27 tackles. No wonder the No8  was Man of the Match.The atmosphere – a sun-soaked Kingsholm crackled, fizzed and almost exploded as the game built to a magnificent, noisy crescendo. The chanting of the Georgia fans made it feel like a home game for the Lelos for much of the time and thousands of enthusiastic locals who had adopted a team for the day, or just come to enjoy the return of World Cup rugby to Kingsholm after a 24-year break, made this a great occasion.Georgia’s scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze – he made history by becoming the youngest player to take part in a Rugby World Cup, at 18 years and 340 days, but he did not look out of place at this level. He made good decisions, passed and kicked well and has been tipped by coach Milton Haig to be a fixture in his team up to the 2019 World Cup and beyond.Full English breakfast in the media centre – delicious! Just what the doctor ordered before this early kick-off.All in Vain: Tonga wing Fetu’u Vainikolo dives in for a try but it was not no avail. (Photo: Getty Images)WHAT’S NOT…Tongas’s handling – they dominated the territory and possession stats, but Tonga dropped so many passes that they failed to turn pressure into points. They improved in the last quarter and at that stage it was Georgia’s outstanding defence which kept them at bay, but their poor skills in the first half suggest they might not have been as switched on as they should have been.Decision-making – Tonga butchered a few try-scoring chances with poor decision-making. Twice Kurt Morath opted to kick through the Georgian defence when his team were battering away inside the 22 and neither kick resulted in a try.STATISTICS213- the number of tackles Georgia made, compared to 48 from Tonga. Man of the Match: Mamuka GorgodzeAttendance: 14,200last_img read more

Sale Sharks get in on the joke as they respond to the ‘Saffa Sharks’ trolling

first_imgMonday May 13, 2019 Sale Sharks get in on the joke as they respond to the ‘Saffa Sharks’ trolling In recent weeks, a lot has been said about Sale Sharks’ recruitment ahead of next season. Steve Diamond’s team have made a number of signings for their next campaign with one thing in common, many have been South African.ADVERTISEMENTThe Sharks already have signed Akker van der Merwe, Lood de Jager and Rob du Preez – possibly with his brothers Jean-Luc and Dan – to add to the large contingent of South Africans already in the north west.They added a further Springbok to their ranks today with the signing of Cell-C Sharks prop Coenie Oosthuizen. The 30-cap international will grace the Premiership with his power and size next season, and will join up with fellow South Africans Faf de Klerk, Jono Ross, Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Josh Strauss who are already at the club.Add to that Byron McGuigan and there will be quite a few similar accents on the training paddock.In light of this signing, a number of people on social media have been trolling Sale and their recruitment, calling them the “Saffa Sharks”, and saying that they may as well relocate to South Africa. But Sale have joined in on the joke, sharing a picture logo with the flag of South Africa.Sale continued, as they later shared a new photo of the club’s kit ahead of next season, changing from their usual navy blue to a dark green and gold of the Springbok jersey.ADVERTISEMENTWhile there may be a few comments regarding Sale’s signings, no one can fault their quality going into next season. They have simply taken advantage of South Africa loosening their rulings surrounding players playing abroad, not to mention the weak currency and out of control crime levels in the country.While this means that there will be a huge exodus of South African players, Sale have been the quickest to act. Their best player currently is De Klerk, and if any of these signings can replicate the scrum-half’s impact, Sale could have a very successful season.Diamond will not mind the jokes that are being made about his club if they produce what he wants on the pitch next season, but that has not stopped the club responding in the perfect way.Funnily enough, their latest tweet on the matter, showing that their players are actually from all over the world, features two of the aforementioned South African born and bred Scotland players. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Arrest of desk assistant prompts changes in Housing and Residential Life hiring

first_img‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Elijah Herring used a master key to enter three apartments in one night before he was arrested for criminal trespassing (Photo courtesy of Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office and Cristian Argueta Soto). TAGSarrestGrandmarcsafety Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Shane Battis Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Linkedin Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ ReddIt + posts Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Previous articleKenny Hill disappoints in 2018 NFLPA Collegiate BowlNext articleNo. 22 Women’s basketball falters in first quarter, falls to Longhorns, 92-65 Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter ReddIt Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ printThe student was asleep in her bedroom when the sound of her apartment door opening woke her, according to TCU police reports.She called out, but rather than getting an answer she heard footsteps running down the hall, police said. She declined a request for an interview and TCU 360 is not identifying her.Her apartment in the GrandMarc was one of three that police said a former desk assistant entered during the early hours of Dec. 1, using a master key.Elijah Herring, formerly a senior social work major, has been charged with criminal trespass habitation. Herring is no longer a student at TCU.His arrest highlighted a gap in the hiring process for Housing and Residential Life (HRL). Herring was hired and had access to master keys, despite security footage from the University Recreation Center in 2014 that recorded him stealing from wallets from the weight room and records matching his presence at the University Recreation Center with reported thefts that helped TCU police apprehend him.Elijah Herring was arrested in March 2014 for suspicion of theft and later confessed to stealing a wallet at the University Recreation Center (Photo from TCU 360 archives).Herring admitted to stealing one wallet as well as the contents of four others and was charged with theft in the amount of $50 to $500.In that case, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull said Herring violated the University Code of Student Conduct by committing the crime. Students who violate this code, she said, are given sanctions “to help the student best learn from the incident” and may return to good standing with the university after the sanctions have been satisfied.Cavins-Tull explained that desk assistants didn’t require a formal background check, just a good standing with the university.In light of Herring’s arrest, the hiring process has been modified this semester to significantly reduce the number of people with access to room keys and require students to undergo a “thorough” background check, she said.HRL has also changed the way it manages master keys and assisting students who are locked out of their room.Jason Titus, assistant director for housing and residence life, wrote in an email that the number of employees responsible for lockout procedures has been significantly narrowed. Between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays, students who need to access their rooms will be let in by office staff members. Outside of these hours, a resident assistant or chapter resident assistant (who work in the Greek halls) will be responsible for letting students in.Titus said these changes will be evaluated throughout the semester.TCU police received a report Dec. 1 that a male suspect had entered a female’s apartment in the GrandMarc’s North Tower unannounced while she slept. Officers used “digital evidence” to identify the suspect and found that two other apartments had been invaded.Herring was arrested almost a week later by Fort Worth police on outstanding criminal trespass habitation warrants.None of the women who spoke with TCU 360 reported anything missing, so they were puzzled by the motive and disturbed by the invasion of privacy.GrandMarc apartment doors have electronic Saflok keyfob locks. These locks keep record of which keys have been inserted, so the staff can find out who has entered each room (Photo by Shane Battis).Junior nursing major and GrandMarc resident Brooke Battaglia said she was asleep in her four-bedroom unit when a man entered. She and her roommates were unaware that a stranger was in their home or how long he was there that morning.Battaglia said when she woke up and noticed the door was cracked open, she didn’t think much of it until TCU police called that afternoon asking the women if they’d seen anything strange. After they were informed of the situation, the roommates suspected that a stranger had roamed into a bedroom that was open that morning.Sisters Maia and Morgan Gunn, live together at the GrandMarc. Neither was home when their apartment was entered, but they said the situation spooked them. Morgan said she was scared to sleep in her room for several nights after the incident. Morgan said for the first time she felt nervous returning home after working late shifts at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.“I was kind of terrified,” Morgan said. “It’s a scary thing to think about. Nothing like that has happened before. It just scared both of us and made us feel unsafe.”Both siblings identified Herring as an acquaintance and said they had even chatted with him at an off-campus event the night before he broke into their apartment. Maia said she thought he was “sweet” and “didn’t expect anything like this from him.”They said none of the GrandMarc staff members reached out to them after the incident.Battaglia said he shouldn’t have been able to open her apartment door in the first place since her unit is a private lease, not a part of TCU’s housing system. She expressed her frustration that the GrandMarc staff didn’t update the computer system to reflect that their unit switched from a TCU lease to a private one when she moved in, which made the apartment accessible to student employees.Under a private lease, Battaglia said, only the property manager is granted access.“We had a lot of trust in GrandMarc, and that was broken because of their negligence to do their jobs,” she said.The GrandMarc hall director declined requests for comment.A friend of Herring is also puzzled by his arrest. Frank Jackson, a senior journalism major (who does not work for TCU 360), said he got to know Herring when they pledged the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity in 2015.Jackson described Herring as a kind and compassionate person, who has faced a troubling upbringing and pressures at school.Jackson said he helped Herring move some of his things out of his campus apartment after Herring was released on bail. He said Herring is remorseful.“We had a heart-to-heart,” Jackson said. “He was just saying he feels bad and doesn’t know why he did it. He never had the intention of hurting anyone.”When he first heard the news, Jackson said he felt shocked and confused at first, but he knew he wanted to support his fraternity brother.“Situations like this are often deeper,” he said. “I would encourage people to view him from a sympathetic eye and really see that he’s someone who needs help, not shunning. As his brother, I wouldn’t want this to be a dark cloud he can’t get out under for the rest of his life.”Herring did not return requests for comments.last_img read more

Japanese cameraman fatally shot in clashes between troops and Red Shirts

first_img to go further RSF_en Follow the news on Thailand Receive email alerts Organisation April 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Japanese cameraman fatally shot in clashes between troops and Red Shirts ThailandAsia – Pacific ThailandAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News August 21, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom News Hiroyuki Muramoto, a Japanese cameraman working for the Reuters news agency, was fatally shot today in Bangkok during armed clashes between government troops and “Red Shirt” supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. It has not been determined where the shots came from, with each side blaming the other for clashes that left at least 13 dead and more than 500 wounded. Muramoto was shot in the chest while covering clashes in the Rajdumnoen Road area of the capital. Reuters editor-in-chief David Schlesinger said: “I am dreadfully saddened to have lost our colleague Hiro Muramoto in the Bangkok clashes. Journalism can be a terribly dangerous profession as those who try to tell the world the story thrust themselves in the centre of the action. The entire Reuters family will mourn this tragedy.” Reporters Without Borders calls for an independent investigation into Muramoto’s death, with both an autopsy and a ballistic study conducted in a transparent manner and, if necessary, with the assistance of foreign experts. “This investigation must be carried out at the highest level of the military command with the aim of establishing whether the troops used live rounds, because rubber bullets and tear gas grenades are normally used for riot control,” Reporters Without Borders said. Members of the Red Shirts yesterday said they had recovered army combat weapons. Reporters Without Borders urges the investigators to look into this claim and into the possibility that the fatal shots came from the protesters. Muramoto is the first journalist to be killed in Thailand since 2008.(Photo : AFP) Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years June 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

CCTV in hunt for Glin gang

first_imgEmail Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories GARDAI hunting a gang who got away with a large amount of money and stock from a Limerick shop are examining CCTV footage from the Limerick toll tunnel. The gang disarmed telephone cables by lifting the cover on a manhole in the street before breaking in the shop in Glin in the early hours of the morning on St Patrick’s day. €30,000 in cash and and an amount of stock was stolen. NewsCCTV in hunt for Glin gangBy Bernie English – March 20, 2015 1037 Facebook WhatsApp Print Twitter Advertisement Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleTrail of Marble and Bread through Sailors’ HomeNext articleWater protest Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSCCTVGardaíGlinlimerickrobbery Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Sheppard Mullin Announces 2021 Partner Class

first_img Twitter TAGS  Sheppard Mullin Announces 2021 Partner Class LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that 13 attorneys have been promoted to partner. The 2021 Partner Class includes Daniel Belzer (Century City), Vinay Bhupathy (Century City), Matt Bonovich (Chicago), Kira N. Conlon (Los Angeles), Matthew J. Goldman (Century City), Hayley S. Grunvald (San Diego (Del Mar)), Kristin P. Housh (San Diego (Del Mar)), Patricia M. Jeng (San Francisco), Joy Nemirow (Palo Alto), Chris Ponder (Palo Alto), Thomas R. Proctor (San Diego), Mikela T. Sutrina (Chicago), and Douglas A. (Drew) Svor (Washington, D.C.). The promotions are effective March 1, 2021. “These accomplished 13 women and men, resident across eight of our offices, embody Sheppard Mullin’s long-standing commitment to client service,” said Sheppard Mullin chairman Guy Halgren. “2020 was a challenging year for many reasons, and these attorneys were instrumental in helping their clients navigate these unprecedented times. I am proud to promote these deserving lawyers to our partnership ranks as the future leaders of our firm.” Meet Sheppard Mullin’s 2021 Partner Class: Daniel Belzer is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice group and is based in the Century City office. He is also a member of the Private Equity, Emerging Growth/Venture Capital, Esports & Games and Latin America teams. Daniel’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions. His practice includes venture capital and private equity financings, business formation and structuring, commercial contracts and early-stage company counseling. He represents clients in a variety of industry sectors, including social and digital media, software, video games, manned security guard and alarm monitoring, communications, manufacturing, healthcare, food and beverage, real estate, hospitality, technology and entertainment. He also has significant experience representing clients in cross-border transactions, particularly in Mexico. Daniel received his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Vinay Bhupathy is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice group and Healthcare team and is based in the Century City office. Vinay provides advice to healthcare clients with his experience in a broad range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, value-based care, reimbursement and regulatory compliance, health information technology contracting, product development and operations and data security and privacy. He regularly assists providers with navigating the complex issues surrounding CMS innovation models such as the MSSP and the Direct Contracting Initiative and commercial initiatives. Vinay also assists healthcare technology companies with regulatory compliance throughout the product life cycle, from product development to post-market compliance. His practice extends to contract drafting and negotiation for managed care companies, insurers, hospitals, health systems, physicians, ancillary providers and vendors. Vinay also advises clients in connection with corporate issues surrounding complex joint ventures between healthcare entities. He received his B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Matt Bonovich is a member of the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team and the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group and is based in the Chicago office. Matt focuses on energy transactions, with particular experience in renewables. He negotiates all manner of project contracts, including M&A transactions, power purchase agreements, hedges and other offtake arrangements, construction and procurement, interconnection and transmission and operations and maintenance. Matt is experienced in the full life cycle of energy projects, from inception through development, financing and construction to operation. He works with all types of energy technologies, including wind, solar, storage, transmission, natural gas, cogen, LNG and biomass. Matt is a frequent speaker on a variety of renewable energy topics. Prior to returning to private practice, Matt served as Deputy General Counsel at Invenergy, where he was responsible for commercial transactions and served on the company’s risk management committee. He earned his B.A. from the University of Southern California and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Kira T. Conlon is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group and is based in the Los Angeles office. She is also a member of the Multifamily Housing and Cannabis teams and serves as a Leader of the firm’s Los Angeles Women Lawyers Group and on the Recruiting Committee. Kira helps real estate developers, including public institutions, secure land use and zoning entitlements for a broad spectrum of residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and educational institution projects throughout California. Kira’s extensive entitlement background is complemented by her deep CEQA experience. Kira serves on the Board of Directors of the Little Tokyo Service Center and is President of the Japanese American Bar Association. In 2018, she was honored with the firm’s inaugural Bob Williams Award, which recognizes associates who provide exceptional service for the betterment of the firm and the community. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of California, San Diego and her J.D. from Southwestern Law School, where she was Special Project Editor, Southwestern Law Review. Matthew J. Goldman is a member of the Corporate practice group and is based in the Century City office. He is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare team. Matthew’s practice blends the regulatory and transactional components of healthcare law and includes representation of hospitals, managed care organizations, medical groups and other healthcare entities and providers. On the regulatory side, Matthew’s practice is focused on licensing, regulatory compliance and managed care arrangements. Matthew has extensive experience preparing Knox-Keene HMO license applications and assisting clients with structuring shared-risk arrangements, developing and utilizing innovative payment methodologies, and ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state law. Matthew’s transactional practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances in the healthcare sector. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was Executive Editor, Harvard Business Law Review and Senior Editor, Harvard International Law Journal. Haley S. Grunvald is a member of the Labor and Employment practice group and is based in the San Diego (Del Mar) office. Her practice encompasses all aspects of labor and employment law with a specific focus on employment litigation defense work. Hayley has handled a wide range of litigation matters including wage and hour class actions, single plaintiff actions and State and Federal enforcement actions. Hayley also regularly provides advice and counseling to her clients on issues ranging from wage and hour compliance to large scale investigations and audits. In addition to her employment litigation practice, Hayley has a subspecialty in Title III ADA access litigation, where she not only focuses on all aspects of litigation but counsels her clients in accessibility compliance both as to architectural barriers in brick and mortar locations and website, mobile applications and similar technologies. Hayley received her B.A. from the University of Minnesota Phi Beta Kappa and her J.D., cum laude, from California Western School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief and a member of the California Western Law Review and attended on a full academic scholarship. Kristin P. Housh is a member of the Business Trial practice group and is based in the San Diego (Del Mar) office. Kristin represents clients in business litigation matters, including high-stakes contractual disputes, as well as equity ownership, partnership and shareholder disputes. She also has significant experience representing investor-owned utilities in a variety of complex litigation matters. And, Kristin defends directors and officers in securities and corporate governance litigation. Kristin also represents clients in pro bono matters, including obtaining a reversal of summary judgment in an appeal before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of an inmate denied medical care. Kristin is also active in the San Diego community: she sits on the Advisory Board for the ABA’s Immigration Justice Project; she is a member of the Host Committee for the Equality California Awards; and she presents on legal issues as a Barrister at the Welsh Inn of Court. Kristin received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Texas School of Law. Patricia M. Jeng is a member of the Labor & Employment practice group and is based in the San Francisco office. Patti represents clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies. She is an experienced class and representative action litigator and has repeatedly defeated certification and obtained summary judgment for her clients. Her litigation practice ranges from defending complex wage and hour matters, including representative actions under the Private Attorneys General Act, to single-plaintiff claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other employment-related claims. Patti also provides counseling to companies in all areas of employment law, utilizing a preventative approach to avoid litigation. She regularly advises employers on workplace issues including personnel policies and arbitration agreements, wage and hour compliance, employee discipline and termination, accommodations and leaves of absence and reductions-in-force. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Dr. Joy Nemirow is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group and the Life Sciences team and is based in the Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on patent preparation, prosecution and strategy in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical fields. She has extensive experience developing global patent portfolios, particularly covering small molecules, syntheses, polymorphs, formulations and methods of use. She analyzes the validity of patents, freedom-to-operate and inventorship, and provides opinions and litigation strategies regarding validity and infringement in the abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) context. She also performs due diligence on patent portfolios for various types of transactions, including acquisitions, initial public offerings and follow-on financing, with experience in representing the company and underwriter. She earned her B.S. from Creighton University; her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California; and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she was a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. Chris Ponder is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group and is based in the Palo Alto office. Chris handles complex intellectual property disputes involving patents, trade secrets and unfair competition for clients in the digital streaming, enterprise software, gaming, medical device, semiconductor and telecommunications industries. Chris has litigated cases in federal district courts in California, Delaware, Texas and Wisconsin. He has also represented petitioners and patent owners in more than 40 proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Chris also assists clients with intellectual property licenses, evaluating commercial agreements relating to technology, and developing policies and procedures to protect intellectual property rights. He earned his B.S., cum laude, and his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Houston. Thomas R. Proctor is a member of the Business Trial practice group and is based in the San Diego office. Thomas represents insurance companies in bad faith litigation, as well as in a vast array of first- and third-party bad faith lawsuits, including large, first-party property losses; “cap off,” failure to settle lawsuits; complex coverage litigation involving environmental, progressive loss and other long-tail liabilities; and class actions. Thomas has also represented his insurance clients in “institutional bad faith” litigation across the country. Thomas is a seasoned trial lawyer, who has won multiple defense verdicts for his insurance clients. He earned his B.A. and his J.D. , cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Mikela T. Sutrina is a member of the Labor & Employment practice group and is based in the Chicago office. Mikela defends employers in state and federal court, as well as before federal, state and local administrative agencies in matters of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, whistleblower and whistleblower retaliation actions and breach of contract, especially as it relates to restrictive covenant agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets. Mikela represents employers in both single and multi-plaintiff matters, as well as class and collective actions. Additionally, Mikela both prosecutes and defends actions involving trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and the enforcement of restrictive covenants across the country. She also advises, trains and counsels employers on a multitude of human resources issues, including alcohol and drug testing programs and written policies and testing procedures, harassment and discrimination policies, restrictive covenant agreements and trade secret protection. She conducts internal investigations and audits on behalf of her clients regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, whistleblower complaints and wage and hour compliance, among other issues affecting the workplace. She earned her B.A. from the University of Denver and her. J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Douglas A. (Drew) Svor is a member of the firm’s Corporate practice group and the Communications team and is based in the Washington, D.C. office. Drew’s practice is focused on technology, media and telecommunications, with an emphasis on satellite, wireless and new technologies. Drew advises clients on all aspects of communications law, routinely representing technology companies, telecommunications and satellite operators, and their investors in complex regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission, including complex spectrum policy matters. Drew also counsels clients on international telecommunications and cross-border investment issues, frequently representing companies before the “Team Telecom” Executive Branch agencies, as well as the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Sheppard Mullin is a full-service Global 100 firm with more than 950 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm’s clients include almost half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit www.sheppardmullin.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005690/en/ CONTACT: JOHN J. BUCHANAN (415) 774-3181 [email protected] EYER (312) 499-0533 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LEGAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 10:03 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 10:03 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005690/en Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Twitter Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Previous articleCapitol defenders cite missed intelligence for deadly breachNext articlePrude’s family says videos show crime; Officers say no Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Allahabad HC Refers Plea Seeking Cancellation of Remaining Board Exams To Centre [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Refers Plea Seeking Cancellation of Remaining Board Exams To Centre [Read Order] Mehal Jain21 Jun 2020 12:15 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has referred to the Government of India a PIL to cancel the examination of remaining papers of classes X and XII scheduled by the Central Board of Secondary Education and the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, in the backdrop of the increasing cases of COVID-19. It has been contended on behalf of the petitioner that considering the present…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has referred to the Government of India a PIL to cancel the examination of remaining papers of classes X and XII scheduled by the Central Board of Secondary Education and the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, in the backdrop of the increasing cases of COVID-19. It has been contended on behalf of the petitioner that considering the present situation which has occasioned because of increasing rate of infection as also deaths caused by COVID-19, it would not be appropriate to allow large gatherings which may occur during the examination as the students are more vulnerable to the disease. Various other concerns have also been raised in the writ petition, which require consideration by an appropriate authority, noted the Court. “We are of the opinion that the issues raised in the said writ petition will require consideration by the experts in the field and other related areas, hence, we find it appropriate to refer this entire writ petition to the Ministry of Home, Government of India”, said the Division Bench. The Court stated that this writ petition will be treated as a representation and the competent authority shall take appropriate decision in the matter. “We expect that while taking any decision under this order, the concerned department of Ministry of Home shall be guided by the utmost consideration of public interest”, it observed. Noting that the examinations are scheduled to commence from 1st July, 2020, the bench expressed that an appropriate decision under this order shall be taken by appropriate authority in the Government of India before commencement of the examination. The Court required the ASG to communicate this order forthwith to the authority concerned in the Ministry of Home, Government of India. The petitioner before the High Court has prayed that the class 10 and 12 students be promoted based on the marks obtained in the examination of subjects that they have already taken and on the internal assessment marks. It has been urged that the HRD guidelines for the safe conduct of the exams are not sufficient to ensure the protection of the students, as they do not stipulate who would be responsible in the event a student becomes infected.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Man due in court charged with murder of Donegal woman

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter A man’s due in court in Omagh this morning charged in connection with the murder of a Donegal woman who drowned in County Fermanagh.35-year-old Lu Na McKinney fell from a boat on Lough Erne back in April.The accused – who’s 41 – was detained in Derry last Wednesday.He’s also charged with Possession of a Class C controlled drug. Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Man due in court charged with murder of Donegal woman News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – December 5, 2017 Facebook Previous articleDACC travel to Brussels to highlight serious Brexit concernsNext articleVideo emerges of child having lucky escape outside Donegal school News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Twin Towns bypass could take alternative route

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twin Towns bypass could take alternative route RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 27, 2018 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleGrowing number of people presenting as homeless in DonegalNext articleAlmost 2,500 households needed for social housing in Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The Twin Towns bypass could now take an alternative route around the town. A previous proposal suggested that the bypass would take the N15 on a southern route however this was turned down by An Bord Pleanála some years ago.Transport Infrastruture Ireland is expected to announce a new route next month and it’s anticipated that it will entail taking the bypass along a northern route instead.Donegal County Council has commited to reviewing the local area plan once an announcement is made.Cllr. Patrick McGowan says it’s important that both the plan and preferred route work together:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/patricghghghgkbypass.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more