Deutsche Bank executive steps aside amid Wirecard probe

first_imgWednesday 9 December 2020 8:48 am He stressed it is “neither an acknowledgment of wrongdoing by Andreas nor a change of perception on the part of the bank.”  Angharad Carrick Last week German prosecutors last opened an investigation into EY partners who audited the disgraced payments firm.  The Big Four firm has been Wirecard’s auditor for over a decade and has faced increased scrutiny over its involvement in the now collapsed firm. Also Read: Deutsche Bank executive steps aside amid Wirecard probe The bank’s chief financial officer James von Moltke said Loetscher’s temporary replacement was taken “at Andreas’ request and in mutual agreement,” according to an internal memo seen by the Financial Times. Deutsche Bank executive steps aside amid Wirecard probe whatsapp Loetscher, who will be replaced by global head of tax Brigitte Bomm in the interim, was reportedly one of the lead auditing partners in charge of the Wirecard mandate. center_img Share Wirecard collapsed after it disclosed a €1.9bn black hole in its accounts earlier this year. Deutsche Bank’s head of accounting is reportedly stepping aside after German prosecutors launched another probe into Wirecard. Former EY partner Andreas Loetscher who joined Deutsche two years ago is set to “temporarily” set aside.  Also Read: Deutsche Bank executive steps aside amid Wirecard probe Audit watchdog Apas suspects EY partners knew they were issuing a “factually inaccurate” audit for Wirecard in 2017.  whatsapp Deutsche Bank was contacted for comment. Show Comments ▼last_img read more

General Election 2015: Brits would trust a fictional dog more than political leaders

first_imgThursday 5 March 2015 4:25 am Tags: General Election 2015 Show Comments ▼ Forget David Cameron versus Ed Miliband, there’s a new candidate in town leading the polls in the popularity stakes.In what can only be described as a damning indictment of politics today, Britons think a dog is more trustworthy than any of the current candidates who could potentially become Prime Minister in May. Nearly three-quarters of the public would trust man’s best friend to run the country over Cameron, Nick Clegg, Miliband or Nigel Farage. In this dog eat dog world, the online survey of 1,000 Brits by TNS and Pickup biscuits, found fictional dogs Lassie and Gromit were more trusted than any other leader – by a very long margin.The two characters were voted most trustworthy by 35 per cent, while just 14 per cent chose Cameron and less than 10 per cent went for any other leader.Perhaps its Lassie’s ability to eat a bacon sandwich more elegantly than party leaders, or her willingness to appear in parliamentary debates? She would also be good at rescuing policies that have been kicked into the long grass/down wells.Gromit was also a favourite (insert Miliband joke here), presumably gaining big backing from the British cheese and sheep farming industries. Of course, Gromit also recognises the importance of tech innovation for economic growth.They’re not the only fictional characters entering the political arena either.Another poll reveals the cartoon characters people most associate with each party leader. David Cameron becomes Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races, Ed Miliband becomes Mr Bean and Nick Clegg is Fred from Scooby Doo…. which works out well. whatsapp center_img Share General Election 2015: Brits would trust a fictional dog more than political leaders whatsapp Lynsey Barber last_img read more

Brent crude oil price falls 1.7 per cent as Opec output reaches three year high

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How beagles and goldens could help researchers find the next cancer therapy for humans

first_img Dr. Michael Kent, radiation oncologist When she started in the field about a decade ago, Lawrence focused solely on her animal patients. Better treatments for cancer in dogs are an urgent need; the disease kills some half of dogs over age 10. But as she’s encountered more and more people who have dealt with cancer, Lawrence has become increasingly interested in working to benefit humans as well.The fact that canine clinical trials might help improve human cancer treatment also goes over well with pet owners. “Everyone knows someone with cancer,” she said.But working with companion animals can be more challenging than studies of mice and rats. Care given as part of a clinical trial is not always completely free because vet schools have little of the hefty pharmaceutical industry funding that can help defray the cost of research. Animal patients often come with fiercely devoted pet owners who want to do anything to save the lives of their pets; the informed consent process is taken seriously, Kent said, so that pet owners understand all risks.While Kent is excited about the potential of his research on cancer, he makes it clear that the subjects of his research are patients first.“I’m not going to do anything to advance science at the cost of my patients. The first thing is do no harm,” said Kent, speaking in his office near a wall covered with dozens of photos his patients’ owners have given him over the years. “But if we can learn from them, and help them as well, that’s a really good goal. And if we can help humans as well, that’s great.” National Science Correspondent Usha covers the toll of Covid-19 as well as people and trends behind biomedical advances in the western U.S. Trending Now: @ushamcfarling Newsletters Sign up for Cancer Briefing A weekly look at the latest in cancer research, treatment, and patient care. “For a long time, we’ve looked at humans to see how to treat dogs. We’re starting to do a little bit of the reverse now.” By Usha Lee McFarling Oct. 4, 2017 Reprints 4 ways dogs might be able to sniff out disease Dr. Michael Kent (center) positions a dog for a CT scan at the UC Davis veterinary hospital. Don Preisler/UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Please enter a valid email address. This field of comparative medicine — using animals to better understand and treat human disease — is not new; creatures such as mice, rats, and actual guinea pigs have long been the mainstay of medical research and studies of experimental drugs. What’s different is that veterinarians are now conducting rigorous clinical trials of new treatments with the hope they might eventually benefit humans as well as the family pet. Increasingly, they’re using dogs and cats and other companion animals in these experiments, as medical researchers recognize the limitations of traditional lab animals. Meurs, a veterinary cardiologist, studies inherited cardiomyopathy and is trying to understand why members of the same family with the same inherited genetic defect can exhibit widely different manifestations of the disease. But it’s hard to tackle such a question in humans, who get the disease so late in life and usually have few siblings for comparison. So she uses dogs.“Individual variation is much easier to study in an animal model that might have 10 offspring in one litter,” she said.Companion animals offer numerous other benefits for medical researchers, she said. For example, pets are often exposed to the same disease-causing environmental factors as humans. (In fact, many veterinary schools refer to their work in comparative medicine as “One Health,” a philosophy that sees animal, human and environmental health as closely interconnected.)Dogs and cats get cancer spontaneously, like humans, so their cancers are more biologically relevant to humans than the cancers that are artificially induced in lab animals. In some cancers, dog and human tumors are indistinguishable under a microscope. Surgical techniques can easily be adapted from dogs to humans, as they have been in limb-saving bone cancer surgery. And dogs are much closer in size to humans than are lab animals.“We use the same diagnostics, the same treatment. These are all the same drugs and approaches we would use in people,” said Dr. Jessica Lawrence, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center, who said her colleagues at the University of Minnesota Medical School are often startled to learn how advanced the cancer care she offers her animal patients is.No one is suggesting throwing mice and rats out of the lab. They’re pervasive in medical research because of their short lifespans and because they’re easy to keep and breed in captivity. Reliance on the rodents increased in the 1980s after transgenic technologies allowed scientists to alter the genes of mice and even insert human genes into the animals. [email protected] Usha Lee McFarling Privacy Policy HealthHow beagles and goldens could help researchers find the next cancer therapy for humans Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson About the Author Reprints DAVIS, Calif. — Radiation oncologist Dr. Michael Kent desperately wants to beat cancer. He’s testing the latest high-tech treatments in clinical trials and using a multimillion-dollar linear accelerator so he can offer the best care to patients — whether they’re beagles, golden retrievers, or the black and white terrier mix named Moo he’s now treating for a recurrent tumor in her paw.Kent is a veterinarian. Frustrated by the lack of treatment options for dogs with certain tumors and cancers that have metastasized, he’s searching hard for new treatments to extend the lives of his patients. But because the biology of dogs and humans is so similar, what he finds here at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine could well help treat human cancers as well.“For a long time, we’ve looked at humans to see how to treat dogs,” Kent said. “We’re starting to do a little bit of the reverse now.”advertisement “There’s things we find in the lab that we think might be helpful, then we get to the clinic and they either don’t work or are toxic,” said Dr. Arta Monjazeb, a radiation oncologist at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center who’s partnered with Kent to test new treatments in dogs. One immune therapy that the two recently tested to shrink metastatic lung cancer in his dog patients will soon enter clinical trials in humans at Davis.While Monjazeb never expected to be working alongside veterinarians when he entered medicine two decades ago, he said he’s embraced work with pets in hopes it will speed discovery of new drugs, a process he finds painfully slow. “There’s a sense of urgency,” he said. “A lot of patients still need new treatments.”Other vets are testing stem cell treatments on pets, as well as cutting-edge CAR-T cell therapy, which harnesses a patient’s own immune system to kill cancer cells. Kent has a new paper coming out soon on using a dog’s own natural killer cells, a type of blood cell, to attack osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that’s remarkably similar in humans and dogs.At many of the nation’s top veterinary schools — and even at prestigious medical schools such as Stanford — veterinarians are working closely with M.D.s and Ph.D.s to further clinical research in a host of intractable diseases using a broad range of animals.“The field is building momentum,” said Dr. Kathryn M. Meurs, associate dean at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, which is part of a large Comparative Medicine Institute where veterinarians regularly collaborate with doctors at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. “It’s taking on more substantial problems like cancer, infectious disease, cardiology and neurology,” she said. Leave this field empty if you’re human: This work comes at a critical time, those in the field say, because so few oncology drugs — or drugs for many diseases for that matter — end up getting approved for use in humans after showing early promise in lab studies.advertisement Related: They’re still critical for understanding basic pathways and molecular targets, for example. But more than 90 percent of drug treatments tested in mice have failed to translate to humans.“Mice and rats have been great, but they’re not always the right model,” said Dr. Megan Albertelli, a veterinarian and assistant professor in Stanford’s department of comparative medicine. “When you hit a wall, you’ve got to start looking for something new.”Albertelli’s department works on a variety of animals, from transgenic mice to African clawed frogs; Albertelli is in the early phases of a project to investigate whether a tiny Madagascar primate, the mouse lemur, might be a useful new model for studying human disease. She notes that CRISPR gene-editing technology is likely to allow genetic manipulations in a wide range of animals not traditionally used in lab work.She often sees raised eyebrows when she tells people she’s a vet who works at Stanford, which has no veterinary school. But Albertelli said she brings an important viewpoint to clinical research there.“I’m always thinking about different species. How is an animal going to be similar [to humans] and how is it going to be different?” she said.Vets have taken at least one page from human clinical research. They are starting to run larger and more sophisticated studies of new therapies. Tags cancercardiologydrug developmentresearchlast_img read more

Hedge fund outflows continue

Hedge funds delivered high single digit returns in 2012, but outflows offset the gains, leaving overall assets about flat for the year, says a new report from Credit Suisse AG. The firm reports that hedge funds, as measured by the Dow Jones Credit Suisse Hedge Fund Index, finished December up 1.48%. And, it says that they generated an overall return of 7.67% for the year. Moreover, about 75% of managers posted positive returns, it says, up from 35% in 2011. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CI GAM launches Bitcoin mutual fund James Langton Declining demand driving transformation of alternative asset managers Keywords Hedge funds Facebook LinkedIn Twitter However, the industry saw estimated outflows of approximately $31 billion in 2012, it says, leaving overall assets relatively stable at $1.8 trillion, when factoring in the performance gains. The fixed income arbitrage and global macro sectors experienced the largest asset inflows on a percentage basis in 2012, the report says, with inflows of 16.0% and 3.6%, respectively. It also notes that “a larger percentage of asset inflows went to funds with monthly or better liquidity, suggesting greater investor demand for more liquidity.” As for outflows, dedicated short bias strategies and convertible arbitrage saw the most significant outflows in 2012, it says. In terms of performance, multi-strategy and event driven strategies were the largest positive contributors to index performance in 2012, while managed futures and dedicated short bias were the only negative contributors, it says. Picton Mahoney seals deal for five Vertex One funds Related news read more

MX hires new head of derivatives trading

first_img CETFA elects new board leader AMF officials to head major IOSCO committees PenderFund names new SVP for investments The Montreal Exchange (MX) has appointed Luc Fortin as managing director, derivatives trading. His focus will be on developing and deploying strategies to grow the derivatives business Fortin, whose appointment takes effect on June 27, will also focus on the efficient delivery of new products and oversee the day-to-day operation of the derivatives market. Keywords AppointmentsCompanies Montreal Exchange He brings more than 25 years of capital markets experience to MX, with a specialty in leading client-facing teams in fixed-income and derivatives. Most recently, he served as managing director, Canadian head of the institutional client group at HSBC Bank Canada. In this role, Fortin led HSBC’s institutional client-facing businesses in rates and credit, derivatives, foreign exchange and money markets across Canada. Prior to that, he held senior leadership positions with Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiary, TD Securities Inc. “MX is proud to bring Luc Fortin, a proven, respected leader in the Canadian fixed-income and derivatives industry to our leadership team,” says Alain Miquelon, president and CEO, MX, and group head of derivatives, TMX Group Ltd., in a statement. “MX continues to work closely with our stakeholders to grow the use of derivatives in this country and to enhance the appeal of our markets to investors in Canada and around the world. I look forward to working with Luc, who brings to MX deep industry expertise and a crucial client perspective that will help shape our future direction.” Photo copyright: Moustyk/123RF Related news TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Understanding fees remains a challenge for investors, CSA says

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Female advisor meeting with male client at hotel lobby ammentorp/123RF Keywords Client education,  Commissions and fees,  RegistrationCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news OSC steps up crypto enforcement Registration proves elusive for crypto firms: FCA James Langton Canadian securities regulators’ latest investor education campaigns focus on fees and registration.The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced the launch of two national, online investor education campaigns for October, which is investor education month. One of the campaigns focuses on investors understanding the impact of fees on investments, while the other encourages investors to ensure they’re dealing with registered industry personnel by checking registration with the CSA database.The CSA also published its annual report on the investor education activities of the various provincial and territorial regulators today. In the report, CSA notes that, while there have been improvements in investor understanding of fees since they started receiving annual costs and compensation reports as part of the Client Relationship Model 2 reforms, CSA research shows that “investors need to continue to put in effort to build their knowledge and understanding when it comes to the investment fees they pay.”The regulators’ digital campaign on investment fees ran earlier this year, from May 1 to June 25, and is now being revived for three weeks in October.“Securities regulators are giving Canadians important information to make informed investing decisions and are working towards improving the investor experience,” said Louis Morisset, chair of the CSA and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers, in a release. Novice investors who trade for fun may not appreciate the risks: FCAlast_img read more

Quality of Life Has Improved – Dr. Phillips

first_imgQuality of Life Has Improved – Dr. Phillips UncategorizedMarch 16, 2007 RelatedQuality of Life Has Improved – Dr. Phillips RelatedQuality of Life Has Improved – Dr. Phillips Advertisementscenter_img RelatedQuality of Life Has Improved – Dr. Phillips FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of National Security, Dr. Hon. Peter Phillips, has said that Jamaica has made significant progress over the years, with the quality of life of the majority of the population greatly improved.Citing data from the ‘Survey of Living Conditions’ Dr. Phillips said that life expectancy had been extended and now approached the levels of most developed countries. In addition, he said, most major communicable diseases such as polio, tuberculosis, yellow fever, which were commonplace during the 1930’s and 1940’s have been eliminated.“Housing stock, available transportation, communication services have all been improved to the benefit of the majority,” he pointed out. Dr. Phillips was delivering the Norman Manley lecture yesterday (March 15) on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) where he spoke on the topic: ‘Contemplating the Challenges in Nation Building: Politics and Rule of Law’.He said that despite the achievements, the country faced the challenge of increasing levels of crime and violence.“Crime threatens the very survival of the Jamaican state and by extension, poses the possibility of a collapse of the entire nationalist project originated by Norman Manley and his colleagues. The increases in the levels of crime and in particular, violent crime and increase in general public disorder, severely curtail the enjoyment of any right including the right to life for too many in the population,” he stated.Dr. Phillips noted that in order to address these challenges, the modernization and reform of the security forces must be maintained and a greater level of trust had to exist between the citizens and the police force.He further pointed to the need for legislative and administrative provisions that would enable the identification, investigation and conviction and effective punishment of criminals.He urged the gathering to play their part in reducing the increased levels in crime and violence through valuable contribution to nation building.Commenting on Norman Manley’s legacy, Dr. Phillips said his contribution transcended the mere demand for nationhood. “He was able by virtue of his legendary self-discipline, order and hard work to elaborate the essentials of his vision of nationhood and to lay the foundation, erect the institutional architecture of the political and administrative arrangements,” he pointed out.“In addition, he helped define identities, loyalties and ideas that still today represent the essence of Jamaican nationhood,” Minister Phillips added.last_img read more

2021 Youth Round Table Recruitment Commences

first_img2021 Youth Round Table Recruitment Commences NT GovernmentRecruitment for NT Youth Round Table 2021 is now open, while the NT Youth Round Table 2020 came to a close this weekend at the Darwin Waterfront.The 2020 participants came together for the last time over two days, presenting the community-based projects and recommendations they have worked on through the year to the Minister for Youth, Lauren Moss, Assistant Minister for Education, Mark Monaghan, and government department Chief Executives.Being part of the 2021 NT Youth Round Table is a great opportunity for young people to develop their leadership skills, get involved in community life and have their say on important topics that impact young Territorians.It provides a direct communication avenue between young people aged 15-25 years and the Northern Territory Government.If you or someone you know is between the ages of 15-25 and passionate about making a difference in the community, please visit the Office of Youth Affairs website to fill out an NT Youth Round Table application form.Applications close 15 January 2021.As stated by Minister for Youth, Lauren Moss:“The Territory has a relatively young population and the Youth Round Table provides a platform for young Territorians to have their views heard by the NT Government about issues that interest or affect them and their peers.“These are important roles for our young people, giving them the opportunity to make real change across their communities and develop important foundational skills for their future careers.“As a community, it’s important that we recognise and support the meaningful contribution young people can and do make to our community; they are the Territory’s future leaders.“I encourage young people from right across the Territory – particularly young people living in our regional and remote communities – to put your hand up for the 2021 NT Youth Round Table. Your voice is important!” /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:AusPol, Australia, communication, community, Darwin, education, future, Government, Impact, Minister, Northern Territory, participants, remote communities, visit, voice, website, Youthlast_img read more

Postdoc and mentor awards headline postdoc appreciation week

first_imgHonors presented to postdocs Cattau and Elmansouri, mentor HeinzCU Boulder celebrated last week’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) in style, with a weeklong slate of recognition, professional development and social activities spotlighting the importance of postdoc contributions to the university.Outstanding postdoc and mentor awardsHighlighting the week were postdoc and mentor prizes awarded by the Office of Postdoc Affairs (OPA) during Monday’s “town hall” event.For excellence in research, communication, and leadership, Megan Cattau of CIRES/Earth Lab—nominated by Carol Wessman—and Mohammed Elmansouri, of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering—nominated by Dejan Filipovic—took home Outstanding Postdoc Awards.The Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award—for providing exceptional mentoring, training, and leadership to postdoctoral scholars—went to Hendrik Heinz of Chemical & Biological Engineering, who was nominated by Juan Liu.Additionally, the town hall featured president of the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado Boulder (PAC Boulder), Ben Nault, who highlighted the volunteer organization’s travel award program and winners Leah Hitchcock (ICS), Ashley Rowland (EBIO), Leonie Koban (Psychology/Neuroscience), Teisha Rowland (Biochemistry) and Natalie Mendoza (History).Foundations for the futureBesides recognizing key leaders from the previous year, the week’s events also served to set the stage for the coming year and strengthen bonds across the postdoc community.During Monday’s town hall, Nault also shared information about the upcoming Front Range Industry & Postdoc Summit (FRIPS) and social activities organized by PAC Boulder. Sarah Banchefsky of Institutional Research presented findings from CU Boulder’s first ever climate survey earlier this year. On Tuesday, about 50 postdoctoral scholars waited in line for free professional portraits. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offered this service in partnership with Strategic Relations. For any postdoc who has not received their photo, please email [email protected] 20 postdocs learned about leadership during Wednesday’s workshop presented by Lauren Harris, a Training and Development Manager in Human Resources, exploring qualities of leaders in organizations ranging from academia to industry to nonprofit work.Dr. Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director of Science for CIRES, led Thursday’s Building Your Network of Mentor workshop, stressing the benefits of developing a team of mentors rather than relying on a single mentor. Top: Megan Cattau, CIRES/Earth LabMiddle: Mohammed Elmansouri, Electrical, Computer, and Energy EngineeringBottom: Hendrik Heinz, Chemical & Biological Engineering, with nominator Juan LiuDr. Wiedinmyer founded the Earth Science’s Women’s Network, an international network of women that promotes mentoring and career development, and works closely with postdocs and graduate students in CIRES.PAC Boulder organized a fitting end to the week’s festivities with a social at the Rayback Collective for postdocs and their families and friends.Please visit the OPA and PAC Boulder websites to explore the resources, programs and services available to postdocs throughout the year. Published: Sept. 25, 2018 • By Chris Yankee last_img read more