Global Cancer Monoclonal Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements Directory 2014-2020: Monoclonal Antibodies, Murine mAb,…

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleStratasys Introduces Enterprise-Class Multi-Material Polyjet 3D Printer for Engineering PrototypesNext articleStrome, Rangers spoil Ovechkin’s milestone with 4-2 win Digital AIM Web Support Global Cancer Monoclonal Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements Directory 2014-2020: Monoclonal Antibodies, Murine mAb, Chimeric mAb, Humanized mAb, Human aAb – ResearchAndMarkets.com Local News Twitter Facebookcenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The “Global Cancer Monoclonal Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014-2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The Global Cancer Monoclonal Antibody Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014-2020 report provides an understanding and access to the cancer monoclonal antibody partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies. Understanding the flexibility of a prospective partner’s negotiated deals terms provides critical insight into the negotiation process in terms of what you can expect to achieve during the negotiation of terms. Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered – contract documents provide this insight where press releases and databases do not. This report contains a comprehensive listing of all Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering deals announced since Jan 2014, including financial terms where available, including links to online deal records of actual Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering deals as disclosed by the deal parties. In addition, where available, records include contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by companies and their partners. The initial chapters of this report provide an orientation of Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmaking and business activities. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the report, whilst chapter 2 provides an overview of the trends in Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmaking since 2014, including details of average headline, upfront, milestone and royalty terms. Chapter 3 provides a review of the leading Cancer monoclonal antibody deals since 2014. Deals are listed by headline value, signed by big pharma, most active Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmaking companies. Where the deal has an agreement contract published at the SEC a link provides online access to the contract. Chapter 4 provides a comprehensive listing of the top 25 most active companies in Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmaking with a brief summary followed by a comprehensive listing of Cancer monoclonal antibody deals, as well as contract documents available in the public domain. Where available, each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the actual contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand. Chapter 5 provides a comprehensive and detailed review of Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering deals signed and announced since Jan 2014, where a contract document is available in the public domain. The chapter is organized by company A-Z, deal type (collaborative R&D, co-promotion, licensing etc), and specific therapy focus. Each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the deal record and where available, the contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand. Chapter 6 provides a comprehensive and detailed review of Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering deals signed and announced since Jan 2014. The chapter is organized by specific Cancer monoclonal antibody technology type in focus. Each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the deal record and where available, the contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand. In addition, a comprehensive appendix is provided organized by Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering company A-Z, deal type definitions and Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering agreements example. Each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the deal record and where available, the contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand. The report also includes numerous tables and figures that illustrate the trends and activities in Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering and dealmaking since 2014. In conclusion, this report provides everything a prospective dealmaker needs to know about partnering in the research, development and commercialization of Cancer monoclonal antibody technologies and products. Report scope Cancer Monoclonal Antibody Partnering Terms & Agreements includes:Trends in cancer monoclonal antibody dealmaking in the biopharma industry since 2014Analysis of cancer monoclonal antibody deal structureAccess to headline, upfront, milestone and royalty dataAccess to over 500 cancer monoclonal antibody deal recordsThe leading cancer monoclonal antibody deals by value since 2014 In Cancer Monoclonal Antibody Partnering Terms & Agreements, the available deals are listed by:Company A-ZHeadline valueStage of development at signingDeal component typeSpecific oncology therapy targetMonoclonal antibody type Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2 – Trends in Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmaking 2.1. Introduction 2.2. Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering over the years 2.3. Most active Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmakers 2.4. Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering by deal type 2.5. Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering by therapy area 2.6. Deal terms for Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering 2.6.1 Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering headline values 2.6.2 Cancer monoclonal antibody deal upfront payments 2.6.3 Cancer monoclonal antibody deal milestone payments 2.6.4 Cancer monoclonal antibody royalty rates Chapter 3 – Leading Cancer monoclonal antibody deals 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Top Cancer monoclonal antibody deals by value Chapter 4 – Most active Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmakers 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Most active Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmakers 4.3. Most active Cancer monoclonal antibody partnering company profiles Chapter 5 – Cancer monoclonal antibody contracts dealmaking directory 5.1. Introduction 5.2. Cancer monoclonal antibody contracts dealmaking directory Chapter 6 – Cancer monoclonal antibody dealmaking by technology typeMonoclonal antibodiesChimeric mAbHumanized mAbHuman mAbMurine mAb Chapter 7 – Partnering resource center 7.1. Online partnering 7.2. Partnering events 7.3. Further reading on dealmaking For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ev824v View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005487/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:06 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:06 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005487/en Twitter TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Vet excited to return home to Troy

first_img Next UpBarron is a veterinarian and became a partner with Dr. Robert Hawkins at Troy Animal Clinic in October. The clinic was started by Hawkins’ dad, Dr. Doug Hawkins, and Barron said he is fortunate to be able to work at an animal clinic with such an outstanding reputation.“This opportunity was a Godsend,” Barron said. “I was born and raised in Troy. I went to Charles Henderson High School and Troy University and then Auburn. I worked in Troy with large animals for five years and in Enterprise for five years and Montgomery for three years.“I truly love veterinary medicine and I love Troy. This is where I wanted to raise my family. This is where I wanted to live and to practice veterinary medicine. We lived in Troy but it seemed like I was always on the road.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “In my ‘free’ time, I enjoy playing ball with the kids, fishing, hunting, just anything outdoors with the family,” he said. “And, I enjoy being at work. I grew up on a farm and I’ve always loved animals, all sizes. I’ve had eight-plus years experience with small animals and love working with them. I couldn’t be happier than I am to work with Robert and Doug Hawkins. I’d seen a lot in the field of veterinary medicine and still have a lot to see. This is the best place for me to learn. This is a permanent move for sure.”Barron said Troy Animal Clinic is an outstanding practice.“This is a progressive practice that is on the cutting edge in veterinary medicine, in orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries and internal medicine,” he said. “This is the place that I want to be. It is a Godsend to be able to do what I love right here at home.” Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Sponsored Contentcenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Vet excited to return home to Troy Barron said he believes everything happens for a reason.“I was in Enterprise and Montgomery for a reason,” he said. “The eight and a half years I spent there enabled me to sharpen my skills in veterinary medicine and to learn about small animals and about people. But I was on the road back and forth all the time. Like I said, I wanted a life. It was a long time coming but this opportunity came at the perfect time for me.”Barron and Hawkins rotate their schedules, which allows them a day off each week.Barron cherishes the time he has to spend with his family, his wife, Missy, and two sets of twins, Clay and Trevor, 11, and Luke and Alissa, 4. Email the author Published 10:50 pm Friday, February 24, 2012 By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Photo feature: A look inside The new Troy University Multi-Sport Complex is seen in Troy, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning) Construction… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Coming home to Troy was always in the back of Steve Barron’s mind.Although he was doing what he loved, he was on the road far too often. He wanted to have more time to spend with his family.“I wanted a life,” Dr. Steve Barron, said with a smile.last_img read more

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Jazz Host Hawks Tomorrow

first_img Written by March 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local Jazz Host Hawks Tomorrow Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Atlanta, GA)  —  The Jazz seek their 10th straight win tomorrow as they visit the Atlanta Hawks.  Utah is 40-and-30 on the season, one of three teams in the West with that record.  Since January 24th, the Jazz are 21-and-2. Tags: Basketball/Utah Jazzlast_img

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North Summit Invitational Concludes Early Because of Snow; Gunnison Valley Competes There

first_imgApril 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local North Summit Invitational Concludes Early Because of Snow; Gunnison Valley Competes There FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOALVILLE, Utah-Tuesday, because of snow affecting virtually all of northern Utah in the late afternoon/early evening, the North Summit Invitational concluded unofficially after 10 events. The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs were the sole Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school to compete at this event. Ethan Carter placed third in the boys’ 100-meter dash (12.04 seconds) while Zachary Stewart finished 10th (12.68 seconds). Harley Hill placed 21st (13.14 seconds). Sarah Liddiard placed eighth in the girls’ 1600-meter run (7:04.99). Zachary Stewart also placed 14th in the boys’ long jump (13-05). Tags: Gunnison Valley track The North Summit girls took the team title on their home turf, netting 137 points. Gunnison Valley placed ninth with 7 points.center_img Written by Bulldogs who competed included Garrett Francis, who won the boys’ high jump title with a leap of 5-feet-8 inches. He tied with Duchesne’s Gavin Davis for the crown. Gunnison Valley and the rest of the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network schools will have a contingent Friday and Saturday May 3 and 4 at the BYU Invitational at Robison Track in Provo. Duchesne’s boys posted 102.5 points to claim the title with the Bulldogs finishing eighth with 22 points. Gracie Moysh finished third in the girls’ shot put (32 feet) and Ethan Carter placed ninth in the boys’ discus (80-06). Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Tanzanian Maritime Authorities Hone Counter-Piracy Knowledge

first_img View post tag: learn View post tag: Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: Education On Monday 24th February, European Union counter-piracy operation Atalanta and EUCAP Nestor, the civilian-led Maritime Security Capacity building EU Mission, hosted two training sessions for Tanzanian Maritime Police and Navy in Dar es Salaam to share knowledge and experiences in fight against piracy in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean region. View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Tanzanian Maritime Authorities Hone Counter-Piracy Knowledge View post tag: Tanzanian February 25, 2014center_img View post tag: Counter-Piracy Tanzanian Maritime Authorities Hone Counter-Piracy Knowledge The practical trainings held on board the EU Naval Force flagship, FS Siroco, were carried out by experienced trainers and dealt with typical piracy related situations. Such trainings are regularly carried out during port visits of EUNAVFOR ships and are often embedded into trainings held by EUCAP Nestor. These trainings dealt with inspecting suspicious skiffs, detaining suspected pirates and collecting evidence for their possible prosecution.“I am very pleased to see how much EU Naval Force can rely on Tanzanian Navy and also maritime Police Forces for counter-piracy in Eastern Africa as Tanzania is a key partner for Atalanta”, the Force Commander of EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean stated.“This common view with Tanzania regarding piracy issue is really important in order to set up the conditions for a safe and secured maritime environment in the area. The new joint training involving, Tanzanian Navy and Maritime Police Forces, which was performed by FS Siroco today, shows the EUNAVFOR will reach the best cooperation level with these authorities, building up a confident partnership with Tanzania”, he added.Comprehensive approach of EUAs part of the European Union’s comprehensive approach to secure the waters in the Horn of Africa and Western Indian Ocean, the strengthening of maritime security capacities through trainings and experience-sharing with local authorities plays a vital role in combatting piracy in the region. The EU is committed to combating Somali-based piracy and Tanzania is an important partner in strengthening the regional maritime security through sharing maritime awareness.EUCAP Nestor, present in the region since September 2012 and in Tanzania since December 2013 through a liaison officer, is currently delivering a two weeks criminal investigation training to 8 Officers of the Tanzanian Maritime Police and 8 officers of the Tanzanian Peoples Defense Forces’ Navy.“Mentoring, advising and training are the core activities of EUCAP Nestor in the Horn of Africa region” said the Head of Mission of EUCAP Nestor, Etienne de Poncins, speaking about EUCAP Nestor’s efforts in Tanzania and the region.”Our presence in Tanzania since December 2013 will make it easier to coordinate these activities and to plan and carry out trainings and workshops. We are excited to develop further partnerships with our partners here and are committed to deliver programs that will reinforce maritime security in the region as a whole.”EU missions in the regionEU Naval Force deters, prevents and represses acts of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia. EU Naval Force ships protect World Food Programme vessels delivering aid to Somalia and AMISOM shipping. EU Naval Force ships also contribute to the monitoring of fishing activity off the Somali Coast.EUCAP Nestor is a civilian mission mandated to assist countries in the Horn of Africa and the Western Indian Ocean region to develop and enhance their own maritime security. The mission also aims to develop land-based coastal police forces and judicial capabilities in the region.[mappress]Press Release, February 25, 2014, 2014; Image: EU Navfor Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Maritime Share this articlelast_img read more

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US DOD: Low supply, old ships put sealift at risk

first_imgAnother concern Buzby mentioned is the decline in domestic capacity to build and repair large commercial ships. Of the seven large shipyards that existed several decades ago, three are now closed, one no longer does commercial work, and two perform conversion work only. Only one retains its ability to build large sealift ships, he said.The number of vessels is slightly up, but it is nowhere near what it needs to be, he said. Last year, there were 81 ships in the commercial fleet. Today there 87, but that’s still down from the 106 ships available in 2010.There’s a second related problem. “Due to declines in [the] U.S. flagged fleet, I’m concerned about our access to enough qualified mariners,” he added. View post tag: Sealift Navy Vice Adm. Ricky L. Williamson, deputy chief of naval operations, fleet readiness and logistics, explained that the navy leadership is aware of the problems.“We are working hard to balance the needs of the sealift fleet with those of the combatants,” he noted.The sealift fleet transports 90% of war materiel globally and the combatants are warships such as destroyers, frigates and aircraft carriers.“We haven’t made significant investment in a while. We expect that investing now will yield returns of increased long-term readiness as we work to recapitalize the sealift ships,” he continued.Specifically, the National Defense Strategy states that the military must be able to project the force globally even if under persistent attack on the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains.“Today, I am confident in our ability to successfully execute our mission, but the risk is increasing,” Army Gen. Steve Lyons, commander of U.S. Transcom, said, referring to the insufficient quantity and aging fleets of sealift vessels and aerial refueling tankers.The officials testified at a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittees Seapower and Projection Forces and Readiness. Recapitalization of the fleet is the top priority to boost the US sealift capability and reverse declines in the US-flagged commercial fleet and shipbuilding and repair industry, according to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD).MARAD operates the vessels that are part of U.S. Transportation Command. They include government-owned ships, US-flagged commercial vessels, and intermodal systems.“This is an efficient and effective force for moving cargoes worldwide during peacetime,” Mark H. Buzby, maritime administrator at the US MARAD, said.“[But] I’m concerned about its ability to reliably project and sustain power globally in a contested environment. To address this, we must strengthen our sealift capability and reverse declines in the U.S.-flagged commercial fleet and U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry.”To address these declines, recapitalization of the fleet is the top priority, he said, explaining that recapitalization includes surface life extensions for old vessels, acquiring and converting used vessels, and building new vessels in U.S. shipyards.MARAD recently released a request for proposal for a vessel acquisition manager who will identify, purchase, modify and potentially operate these vessels, he said. Photo: Photo: Pixabaycenter_img Share this article View post tag: US DoD View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

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Rads cram Rad Cam in 24 hour stand-off

first_imgThere were also classes and talks, workshops and poetry readings, all on the topic of protests, which carried on throughout the evening. This “teach-in” was part of the Oxford Free University movement. “Let’s reclaim this space for the education we deserve,” said one speaker.Library staff inside the building tolerated and in some cases helped the occupation. The senior member of staff present, said it was frustrating but not inappropriate. “It’s a library,” the senior staff member said. “This is stopping students from studying, but I can completely understand why people feel so strongly about it. It’s a really important issue. There isn’t really any anger from the library staff”.The librarians announced that they would be staying in the Lower Camera, even after the library closed. A student recalled, “The librarians said they were staying there out of love for the library. There was a healthy relationship between librarians and protesters; the librarians were included in our discussions.”Earlier, a Police Inspector had asked to enter the library to begin negotiations with the protesters, but he was told to wait until the meeting had finished. Meanwhile the police circled the building, chained up the side exits, posted mounted officers in the square and began searching and filming everybody who came out on suspicion of theft.During the afternoon, police guarding the gate called the situation “ludicrous” and said that the occupation “had ruined it for everybody.”One student said, “We had grand, lavish feasts inside. There was more food than I’d ever seen. People from outside were passing it through the windows all afternoon.” There was an attempt at a surge to get more people in just after 7 o’clock, but this was repulsed by the police. A more successful break in took place in the early hours of Thursday morning, at around 1.30am, when a group of students broke police lines and joined the occupation downstairs. Students within the building explained how “at 1.30am there was a big bang at the door and suddenly a group of twelve people burst in to join us. They must have taken the police by surprise.” Radical Oxford students were evacuated from the Radcliffe Camera by police this afternoon, after occupying the Lower Camera for over twenty four hours. Protesters, who had met at Carfax at 1 pm on Wednesday, marched down High Street, before turning into Radcliffe Square. Here, demonstrators halted, before overpowering a thin police cordon and storming the entrance of the Rad Cam. The students issued a statement online from within the building, saying, “We – students and residents of Oxford – are occupying the Radcliffe Camera because we oppose all public sector cuts. We stand in solidarity with those who are affected by the cuts and those who are resisting them.”Police were not allowing demonstrators through the gate into the Rad Cam. However, after some students jumped over, many more followed suit, taking a sound system and food in with them, and locking the main door against the police.One student received a serious head wound in the stampede, after she fell headfirst onto the cobbles, and had to be taken to hospital.The take over was premeditated, and some students had been stationed within the library since the morning. As the marchers from the protest entered the building, large banners reading “Fight the Cuts” were unfurled from the upper floor of the building. An anonymous student with a megaphone announced “This is now a public library. We are making history here.”A protestor told Cherwell, “When we got inside there was a group studying. It was announced that the lower section of the building was part of an occupation, and if people wanted to continue working undisturbed, they should move upstairs. Some decided to continue studying downstairs, but the majority moved up. Then we bought the sound system in, started dancing, and the carnival atmosphere really took hold.” After the initial party died down, students announced the start of a consensus meeting to fix their demands to the University. The meeting continued during the course of the afternoon, as students discussed why they were there, what it was exactly they stood for and what their demands were. The workshops and meetings continued the following morning. A student described the atmosphere overnight. “Everyone was still in with the plan and no one was getting cold feet. Some had to leave to go to their jobs and tutorials. But those that could, stayed.”On Thursday, occupiers connected via Skype to other universities such as Edinburgh and UCL, who were also occupying buildings in their universities. Staff disconnected the internet, but people connected via USB wireless sticks and phones. A student said, “We gave Edinburgh a tour of the Rad Cam and we both talked about what each other were doing and plans for the future. Throughout the night and second day the police kept reading out legal statements informing us that our actions were illegal and we were accountable to trespassing. They tried to push documents through the door to make us read them, but we pushed them straight back.”The occupation of the Lower Camera continued during Thursday, until the police broke in. “I heard the stack door suddenly being smashed at around 4.30pm. The police started battering down the door and stormed in. We realised there was no point in resisting and so we retreated upstairs as a group. “The Senior Proctor came in a read out a statement about having to leave. There was a struggle; the police wanted us to leave one by one so they could search us, because of reports of a laptop and books being stolen. “A lot of people were complaining about bruising to their arms. The police were very strict.”The occupiers, consisting of Oxford residents and students from Cherwell College as well as Oxford University, also received messages of solidarity from the NUT National Executive and the Oxford Anti-Cuts Alliance. Some academics also declared their full support, including Dr John Parrington, the Senior Tutor in Medicine at Worcester.“I came to the occupation earlier tonight to deliver a message of support,” he wrote, “but the police were denying entry. I fully support your action against the disgusting attacks on education currently being attempted by the government…students should continue their protests until we beat back these government attacks, and lecturers and other workers should support these protests.”The reaction from students was more mixed. Carla Neuss, a second year English Master’s student at St Peter’s College, said she was frustrated that her work had been disrupted by the protest.“All I want to do is read Walter Shilton’s ‘Mixed Life on Devotional Literature’,” she said, “and all I’m reading right now is ‘F**K FEES.’”The statement which the demonstrators released online stated, “We believe that education should be public and free for all. To this end we demand that the University of Oxford reiterate its opposition to education cuts and commit to not increasing fees for any courses. This library is now open to all members of the public and we invite you to join us.” A spokesperson from the University Press Office said, “The University of Oxford supports freedom of expression and the right to peaceful protest. This naturally includes protest about government spending plans for higher education. However, this was an unlawful occupation and one that caused considerable inconvenience and disruption for students wishing to pursue their studies.”last_img read more

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BUKOW, THOMAS E.

first_img80, passed away on December 22 at the Bayonne Medical Center. Tom was born in Jersey City, NJ and has resided in Bayonne all his life. He was a First Class Chemical Operator for I.C. I Americas in Bayonne, where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 2002. Husband of Catherine (nee: Caposello). Father of Lois Badaracco, and Tina Bukow and her Partner Steven Chirico. Grandfather of Alyssa and Victor Badaracco. Brother of Francis Bukow, and Gladys Kosakowski and her Husband Raymond. He is also survived by many Nieces & Nephews. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Saint Andrew’s Food Pantry (envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home). Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.last_img read more

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The Choice Overload Problem

first_imgSheena Iyengar, a professor at the Columbia Business School, gave a famous TED Talk called “How to make choosing easier” a few years ago. She discusses research findings from case studies done by choices that CEOs and individuals make on a daily basis, as well as the choices that are made when we are given a set amount of options.Sheena discusses how the average American makes 70 choices a day and the average CEO engages in about 139 tasks in a week. About 50 percent of decisions are made in nine minutes or less, while only 12 percent surpass 60 minutes. This is where we encounter “The Choice Overload Problem.” Does offering an overabundant amount of choices make for a good business model? VCE has already learned that IT simplicity dramatically improves an infrastructure, but so can simplifying choices.The presenter highlights an experiment conducted at an upscale grocery store’s jam/jelly selection. A tasting booth was set up at different times, one with six different flavors of jam, and another with 24 different flavors. Although more people stopped and sampled the 24 jams made available for tasting, only 3 percent actually purchased jam. Fewer people stopped by the table with six flavors, but 30 percent made a purchase, yielding a 6X increase. Case in point, the lesser amount of offerings showed a greater amount of purchases. So what’s the summary? Less can be more. By offering more choices you can experience these negative consequences:The choice is delayed and procrastination takes place where you end up losing much sought after engagement.The consumer will be more likely to make poor choices thereby degrading their decision quality.The consumer is more likely to regret their decision and their overall satisfaction.VCE was founded upon many of the ideas that Sheena discusses. We offer a product set that is engineered to meet almost all data center environments with workloads such as VDI, high-performance databases, and generalized workloads with data protection offerings. Rather than making IT infrastructures more complicated, VCE pre-integrates, pre-tests and pre-validates the best-of-the-best components, reducing the amount of customer risk, simplifying the purchasing process and removing complexity from the customer’s infrastructure.“In reality, many choices are between things that are not that much different. The value of choice depends on our ability to perceive differences between the options.” – Sheena IyengarShareToo much complexity may ultimately lose what many CxOs are trying to accomplish: standardization. It’s a key attribute when trying to manage thousands of systems across many geographies because it simplifies the infrastructure. If you’re offered varying amounts of product sets from different vendors married with your own integration techniques, it leads to a devaluing experience with a loss in a few key areas:Purchase decisions are extended based upon the multitude of offerings presented as well as the time to engineer the existing integration.IT staff is burdened by the time spent learning a new technology instead of focusing on accomplishing the business initiatives.Soft cost is incurred with IT staff learning curves based on time as well as a hard cost with actual education.The ongoing maintenance effort becomes extra-ordinate by trying to couple a mix of inter-dependencies with best practices for maximum performance.Each one of these relates to a hard or soft cost that you will experience and encounter with a reference architecture model instead of a true converged infrastructure solution set. Less is more.Convergence with Vblock Systems: a Value MeasurementIDC’s recent study shows the positive results of VCE Vblock™ Systems. The simplified offerings from VCE are focused on the workload that customers need to run. Vblock Systems are flexible enough that we have more than three million different configuration options, but accounts for 95% of all standard data center workloads. Purchasing decisions can be made faster because the pre-engineered characteristics remove the need for multiple teams to agree on products and integration sets.A Vblock System is delivered as a fully functional and operable product that can be integrated with your existing systems in as little as one hour. IT architecture, quality assurance, operations and support staff can take solace knowing that many products are already a part of your existing data center and VCE Vision™ Intelligent Operations consolidates an entire Vblock System into a holistic view for ease of management. These teams will be complemented with VCE’s Release Certification Matrices to ensure integration (The VCE Certification Matrix – Ensuring Integration) for on-going maintenance.VCE Vblock Systems have made their way into many Fortune 100 companies because the experience is unlike any other. VCE addresses the challenges that many of these businesses face by creating a subset of simple choices that deliver a 45-day turnaround time from order to procurement to operation. As Sheena said, “The key to getting the most from choice is to be choosy about choosing.”last_img read more

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Garden veggies safe?

first_imgThese are the most important safeguards you can use in thegarden. Keep in mind, though, that food safety begins in thegarden but doesn’t end there.In the kitchenWhen you prepare fruits and veggies to eat, don’t forget to usethe kitchen faucet. Hand-scrub firm produce such as apples,pears, tomatoes and bell peppers under running water.Spray root vegetables and tubers with water, scrub them with avegetable brush and then rinse them.Wash vegetables with rinds, such as watermelons and cantaloupes,too. If the surface isn’t clean, you can transfer bacteria to theflesh when you cut them.No one should get sick from eating produce from your garden. Youcan make sure they won’t by using good sanitation and followingsound gardening practices.Enjoy your garden produce. But remember, the best food safety inthe world can’t protect you from the ills of overindulgence.(Darbie Granberry is an Extension Service horticulturist withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.) Use good personal hygiene.Don’t apply manure to your garden.Keep animals out of your garden.Use only drinking-quality water for irrigation.Use clean containers when you harvest. By Darbie GranberryUniversity of GeorgiaAlmost anything can make us sick, including pure water, if weconsume too much at one time. But what about the seriousillnesses we normally call “food poisoning”?The biggest fear has always been getting food poisoning frommeats. In the past few years, though, we’ve found that improperlygrown, packed or shipped fresh fruits and vegetables can lead toserious illness, too.Can vegetables from our own gardens make us sick? Possibly, ifthey’re contaminated with human pathogens such as hepatitis A,Salmonella and E. coli 0157:H7.The good news is that the chance of anyone in the United Statesgetting sick from garden vegetables is remote. Human pathogensdon’t occur naturally on vegetables.Safety keySo how do people sometimes get sick from eating produce?Contamination, contamination, contamination.Whenever produce is grown, packed or shipped under poor sanitaryconditions, there’s always the chance it will be contaminated andbecome a health hazard.The November 2003 outbreak of hepatitis A is a prime example.Green onions harboring the hepatitis virus caused more than 600illnesses and three deaths in Pennsylvania.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates thereare 76 million foodborne illnesses a year in the United States.Every year more than 325,000 people are hospitalized and 5,000people die from eating contaminated food.As you might guess, the greatest concern is for the fruits andvegetables you eat raw as snacks and in salads. Some scientistslink nearly as many foodborne illness cases to produce as topoultry, beef and fish combined.Simple stepsTo make sure no one gets sick from eating fruits and vegetablesfrom your garden:last_img read more

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