4 Sep

Focus on EMI trial

first_imgThursday 4 November 2010 10:33 pm JUDGE JED RAKOFFJed Rakoff provoked the ire of Wall Street when he rejected Bank of America’s $33m attempt to settle a dishonesty probe last year, describing such offers as “half-baked justice at best”. He redeemed himself in the eyes of one American bank yesterday, though his merciless courtroom treatment of long-winded witnesses gained him few friends. He was happy to slash Hands’ damages claim by $6bn, and once cut off irrelevant arguments about Hands’ and Wormsleys’ children by snapping: “I congratulate them on their fertility.”GUY HANDSTHERE were numerous raised eyebrows in both music and private equity camps when Guy Hands bought EMI in 2007. As a private equity tycoon with huge stakes in the Meridien hotel chain and Shanks waste plants, Hands never seemed the right fit for the home of Kylie Minogue and Pink Floyd. Nevertheless, he has poured millions of pounds from his own funds into keeping afloat the record label he hunted for close to 15 years. He said in court last month that between 60 and 70 per cent of his personal fortune is tied up in the firm. Hands graduated from Oxford with a third class degree in politics and economics, and started his career as a bond trader at Goldman Sachs. He also spent time at Nomura before setting up his private equity vehicle Terra Firma in 2002. He is now based in Guernsey, having moved from Kent last year for tax reasons. He claims to almost never visit his wife and two school-age children to retain his exile status. DAVID WORMSLEYDAVID Wormsley, known as The Worm in financial circles, was once Guy Hands’ financial adviser and used to take shooting holidays with him and his family. Citigroup’s UK chair of investment banking is unlikely to get another invitation. Wormsley, 50, had until recently managed to steer clear of the public eye, despite being named the top mergers and acquisitions banker in the City several years running. He has been linked with gigantic deals including Ferrovial’s £10bn purchase of BAA and a £41bn restructuring at Shell. His most recent distractions from the US fraud case included advising CVC Capital in its £850m joint takeover bid for Brit Insurance, the sponsor of the England cricket team, earlier this year. In an email to Hands in 2006 he told his old friend: “I am incapable of not trying to get you to the best possible outcome.”Despite the sour outcome of the EMI deal, the US courts agree with him. TIME LINE | TERRA FIRMA AND EMI18 – 21 May 2007Guy Hands claimed David Wormsley made three phone calls to Guy Hands encouraging Terra Firma to bid 265p a share for EMI by 9am the next day to close the deal.21 May 2007Terra Firma borrows £2.6bn from Citigroup to buy out EMI for £4.2bn.October 2008EMI posts a full-year loss of £757m.September 2009Terra Firma writes down the investment by 50 per cent and its entire portfolio by 45.5 per cent.11 December 2009Hands files lawsuit at the New York Supreme Court accusing Citi of tricking Terra Firma into buying EMI.August 2010EMI achieves 2010 revenues of £1.65bn and a net loss of £512m.October – November 2010Fraud case opens in Manhattan, eventually dismissing Hands’ claims that Wormsley lied to push him into bidding. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterMartha Stewart CBDShop Martha Stewart’s CBD Products NowMartha Stewart CBD KCS-content whatsapp Share Focus on EMI trial Tags: NULLlast_img read more

24 Aug

Veikkaus warns customers of pirated Google Play app

first_img Tags: Mobile Topics: Tech & innovation Veikkaus warns customers of pirated Google Play app Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has issued a warning to players about an app in the Google Play Store that mimics its own mobile app but does not have any links with its services.Veikkaus did not directly identify the app, but did state that it “externally” looks like its own mobile platform, as it uses the Veikkaus name and company logo.The monopoly stressed that it has nothing to do with this app, describing the unrelated product as being “misleading” to consumers.Veikkaus added that it has taken immediate steps to remove the app from the Google Play Store.At present, Veikkaus is almost entirely focused on its online and mobile services, as its gambling venues and slot machines remain out of action due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.Last week, Veikkaus admitted it is yet to make a decision about the reopening of its facilities, with all its arcades having been closed and retail slots offline since 13 March.This shutdown due to last until 31 March, but was later extended to an indefinite period of closure. Finland has lifted some Covid-19 restrictions, with groups of up to 50 people permitted to meet, while restaurants have reopened and sports competitions have returned.Veikkaus also halted raffle draws, but these started up again on 1 June after a month of suspension. Tech & innovation Email Address Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has issued a warning to players about an app in the Google Play Store that mimics its own mobile app but does not have any links with its services. 11th June 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

18 Aug

Nidahas Trophy final keeps Rishtey Cineplex, DSport atop BARC charts

first_imgCricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – March 29, 2018 Cricket The Nidahas Trophy T20 triangular series final between India and Bangladesh has enabled Rishtey Cineplex and DSport hold their respective top positions in the Hindi movie and sports genre television viewership ratings.The Hindi broadcast of the T20 triangular series final on Rishtey Cineplex is watched by more people than the Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai (13,704,00 impressions) world television premier on Sony Max. The cricket broadcast on Saturday last has aggregated 21,953,000 impressions, which played a crucial role in enabling the channel to top the movie genre ratings with 616,269,000 impressions. PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore WTC Final LIVE: Jamieson says, ‘nice and pleasing to get Virat Kohli’s wicket’; Gill feels India could have got more wickets Cricket Football TAGSBARc RatingsDSportRishtey Cineplex SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickThe Kent RO Howzzat mid-innings (10,957,000 impressions) and post-match (6,684,000 impressions) shows on the day of the final, won for India by Dinesh Karthik with his last-ball six, on the Rishtey Cineplex, have been the number three and four programmes respectively for the Hindi movie genre on the Broadcast Audience Research Council data for Week 12 (Saturday, March 17-Friday, March 23).DSport, capitalising on the live broadcast of the Nidahas Trophy final, has stayed the No. 1 sports genre channel with 150,878,000 impressions, followed by free to air Star Sports First, which is a distant second with 99,687,000 impressions. DD Sports (90,067,000), again on the strength of Nidahas Trophy live broadcast, Sony Ten 1 (72,255,000) and Star Sports 1 Hindi (37,217,000) have been the other top five channels in that order.On the top five sports genre shows’ list, the final on DSport with the live final telecast is at the No. 1 position with 12,700,000 impressions. This is followed by live broadcast on DD Sports (9,509,000 impressions), Mid innings show Kent Mineral RO Howzzat on DSport (6,853,000), post-match Kent Mineral RO Howzzat on DSport (6,853,000), Fourth Umpire on the mid-innings show on DD Sports (4,462,000).Interestingly enough, all the top 15 sports shows across various channels and genres happen to be on the exciting final, won by India with Hindi news channel Aajtak occupying the 15th position for its show – 8 Ka Chamatkar. The channel has four cricket shows in the top 20 table.With no more live cricket to show, Rishtey Cineplex and DSport face their litmus test as Star Sport on the strength of pre-Indian Premier League programming will press hard to bounce back atop the sports genre rating charts. 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12 Jul

GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgGoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileGoldlink Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company offering insurance products and services to the corporate and individual sectors in Nigeria. The company is licensed to underwrite both life and general classes which encompasses, among others, fire and special perils, motor insurance, life and pension, oil and gas, marine, aviation and travel insurance. Its product portfolio covers oil and gas constructions and operational activities; insurance of cargo, hull and marine machinery; liability insurance; aviation insurance as well as wide range of general insurance and life insurance products. Goldlink Insurance Plc also offers engineering insurance products for machinery consequential loss, erection all risks, contractors all risk, plants all risk, machinery breakdown, boiler and pressure vessel, computer all risk, electronic equipment, bonds, indemnity of share certificate, counter indemnity and professional indemnity insurance. The company was founded in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Goldlink Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

18 Jun

World Champions confirm that in 2020 it’s either the Rugby Championship or an overseas tour

first_imgTuesday Jul 21, 2020 World Champions confirm that in 2020 it’s either the Rugby Championship or an overseas tour South Africa will either play in the Rugby Championship in New Zealand later this year or embark on a tour to Europe, but officials say they won’t have space on the calendar for both.ADVERTISEMENTThe Springboks have not been in action since lifting the World Cup in Japan last year, and face an uncertain schedule in the remainder of 2020 as travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic limit their ability to tackle multiple tours.South African Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux said they were hoping to start an eight-team domestic competition in either late August or early September to prepare players for an international window somewhere between October and December.“Whatever we can fit into that window we will and we are trying to deliver the Rugby Championship, which would almost certainly be in the bubble in New Zealand,” Roux told reporters.“If we do that there will be no time for other internationals, and in any case the Northern Hemisphere has been clear that they want to complete the Six Nations and then play a tournament with Japan and Fiji in that period.”Roux confirmed that the inbound tours by Scotland and Georgia, that had been scheduled for July, were cancelled and there would be no attempt to play them later in the year.The Boks were due to travel to Italy, France, Ireland and Wales for their traditional set of November internationals, the latter two fixtures providing vital preparation for a home meeting with the British & Irish Lions in July-August 2021.ADVERTISEMENTBut it now appears likely their only tests prior to that lucrative tour, the biggest set of fixtures outside of a World Cup, will be against Southern Hemisphere opposition.RELATED VIEWING: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

17 Jun

SIHORU / 100A associates

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905523/sihoru-100a-associates Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905523/sihoru-100a-associates Clipboard “COPY” SIHORU / 100A associatesSave this projectSaveSIHORU / 100A associatesSave this picture!© Jae-yoon Kim+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share SIHORU / 100A associates CopyAbout this office100A associatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJeju-siSouth KoreaPublished on November 09, 2018Cite: “SIHORU / 100A associates” 09 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: American Standard, HAY, E plus, Nite, Vista “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs:  Jae-yoon Kim Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimText description provided by the architects. Sihoru is a building to soak into the environment blandly without using any technical skills. It resembles surroundings harmoniously through its moderate form and natural properties of matter. Natural elements immanent in this space such as light, water, stones and shadow interact one another constantly. This space has the essence to keep dynamic flow in its simplicity.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGSihoru is a single pension located at a small village of Jeju named Dongbok-ri. This is the first business for a couple of clients who have lived for a long time in Seoul and 100A associates’ first project in Jeju. Above all, we started from understanding Jeju’s environment and locality, in proceeding this project as strangers. We intended to express their aims through ways of work and design, by defining the meaning of space.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Jae-yoon KimArchitectural image we presented, was another island existing in an island. It is a small island only for rest, of which the space can be remembered perfectly with the time in it. It is also intended to be not a soaring but sunken building, in consideration of its site higher than other buildings around it and its narrow and long topography almost looking larger.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimWe tried not to emphasize the architectural form, by finishing it with the color sense and texture of materials which could be in harmony with surrounding environment naturally. We built the fence facing street higher in order to block the eyes and that facing village lower in order to mitigate the separated sense from the village.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimSituated passing through two stone fences as tall as an adult’s height, inner space is also just like an independent island. However differently from the outside, it is an inner space and at the same time outer space. Glass wall enclosing the space blurs more the boundary between inside and outside. It means that it creates the optimum landscape which can be found in the vicinity because it hardly has the distant scenery. Even though it evokes a remote feeling as if it were in an isolated island, it provides another environment through the connectivity of all spaces from its courtyard to bedroom, corridor and fence.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimDifferently from the exterior space which has the skin of outdoor environment, interior space is arranged with warm materials and color sense. It also has the expandibility in order that three generations of family can gather together even if it is small in area. Functions of living room, kitchen and entrance hall are integrated, and unnecessary space is removed boldly. Above all, ㄷ-shaped large window gives the sense of visible openness.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimInterior space also has the composition like ‘island in island’ by connecting vaguely the boundary between inside and outside of private area hidden functionally in open area. However, the open area communicates with the outside positively and honestly, while the private area fills up the outside a little more emotionally.Save this picture!© Jae-yoon KimWhile planning and constructing it, we might want Sihoru to be a space which would be a part of island as the time on this strange land would be accumulated as the memories of island. It is just the reason to name this space ‘Sihoru’ which means the mind to present those who stay in this space with ‘the memorable time kept in their mind deeply without being forgotten’.Project gallerySee allShow lessDrivelines Studios / LOT-EKSelected ProjectsBeipo Bridge Intervention / f.i.tSelected Projects Sharecenter_img South Korea 2018 CopyHouses•Jeju-si, South Korea Houses Area:  95 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Architects: 100A associates Area Area of this architecture project Projectslast_img read more

14 Jun

Ag Groups Support GMO Labeling Bill”

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Ag Groups Support GMO Labeling Bill” Ag Groups Support GMO Labeling Bill” By Gary Truitt – Apr 29, 2015 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Facebook Twitter Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Previous articlePurdue Researchers Publish New Guidelines For Nitrogen Application In IndianaNext articleIndiana Planters Rolling But Problems Persist Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR All quotes are delayed snapshots Agri-Pulse reports close to 400 ag and food companies in the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food sent a letter to House lawmakers Tuesday to support the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act – introduced by Representatives Mike Pompeo and G.K. Butterfield last month. This legislation would establish a voluntary, national labeling law for genetically modified foods and products. The legislation also would require FDA to evaluate all genetically engineered foods before they enter the market. This would pre-empt state mandatory laws for GMO labeling.The groups say the bill will ensure food labeling in the U.S. is uniform and based on science. The coalition urges Congress to pass the bill this year to ensure people across the nation continue to have access to consistent science-based standards for food labeling. Name Sym Last Change SHARE Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

14 Jun

Monsanto Shareholders to Vote on Bayer Acquisition

first_img Facebook Twitter Monsanto Shareholders to Vote on Bayer Acquisition By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 3, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Monsanto Shareholders to Vote on Bayer Acquisition SHARE Monsanto shareholders are set to vote next month on Bayer’s acquisition of the company. In a news release this week, Monsanto announced that shareholders will vote December 13th on the $66 billion agreement. In September, Monsanto agreed to the acquisition terms proposed by Bayer, which will purchase Monsanto at a share price of $128 per share. When announcing the deal, the companies said it would add a half billion dollars to their collective bottom lines over the next three years.The special meeting of shareowners next month will be held at Monsanto global R&D headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarmers Fleeing HSUS Ag Advisory CouncilsNext articleWOTUS Goes to Court Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

12 Jun

Mexico: Another journalist murdered in Veracruz

first_imgNews April 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Mexican authorities to lose no time in identifying those responsible for website editor Leobardo Vázquez’s murder yesterday in the eastern state of Veracruz and to provide his family with protection. to go further Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Reports Follow the news on Mexico NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Violence Organisation March 22, 2018 Mexico: Another journalist murdered in Veracruz Aged 42, Leobardo Vázquez was gunned down last night outside his home in Gutiérrez Zamora, a municipality in the northern part of the state, which is regarded as the western hemisphere’s most dangerous region for journalists.Until last year, he worked for La Opinion de Poza Rica, a local newspaper, but he was currently the editor of Enlace Informativo Regional, a Facebook page providing news about the region.Ana Laura Pérez, the head of the Veracruz State Commission for the Attention and Protection of Journalists (CEAPP), said Vázquez had not contacted the commission to report receiving threats. But colleagues of Vázquez said he had been threatened by local officials and had been about to file a complaint and seek protection.“With three journalists murdered in Mexico so far this year, the situation is becoming untenable for the Mexican media, especially those in Veracruz,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau. “The local police and judicial authorities must quickly identify those responsible for Leobardo Vázquez’s murder and provide his family with protection.”In a report published in February 2017, entitled “Veracruz: journalists and the state of fear,” RSF examines the critical situation of journalism in Veracruz and the flaws in Mexico’s mechanisms for protecting journalists in danger, and offers detailed recommendations for improving the situation.Vázquez was the third journalist to be murdered this year in Mexico, following Pamika Montenegro and Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez.The producer of El Sillón, a satirical news channel on YouTube in which she made fun of local politicians, Montenegro was shot by two unidentified gunmen in a restaurant in Acapulco, in the southwestern state of Guerrero, on 5 February. Domínguez was stabbed to death in the centre of Nuevo Laredo, in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, on 13 January.Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News MexicoAmericas Condemning abuses Violence May 13, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Receive email alerts RSF_en last_img read more

12 Jun

Caltech’s Merkin Institute Funds 21 Studies to Better Understand, Combat COVID-19

first_imgHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Science and Technology Caltech’s Merkin Institute Funds 21 Studies to Better Understand, Combat COVID-19 By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, August 3, 2020 | 3:40 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe An army of Caltech scientists are working on 21 separate research projects to increase understanding of the novel coronavirus and how to detect, prevent and fight it thanks to funding from the recently established Merkin Institute for Translational Research, Caltech announced Monday.While no researchers were specifically studying the novel coronavirus prior to the onset of the pandemic, “many groups had highly relevant expertise and new ideas about how to help fight the virus and its effects,” the university said in a written statement. To that end, the Merkin Institute offered grants to fund the new research projects on the potentially deadly virus that has rapidly encircled the globe.“Caltech faculty bring their unique experience, technologies, and innovative capacity to this complex problem,” Merkin Institute Director and Bren Professor of Molecular Biology Barbara Wold said. “We want to enable them to move boldly and rapidly.”More than 50 project proposals were considered before the Merkin Institute, with support of Caltech President Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Provost David A. Tirrell and the Merkin Institute’s executive committee, selected 21 to move forward.“Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the funded investigators come from five of Caltech’s six divisions,” according to the Caltech statement. “Many of the grants support projects that meet urgent needs, while others focus on longer-term impact. High-risk, high-reward projects were encouraged with the expectation that some will come to fruition as planned, some will not, and others will change greatly as our understanding of the new disease unfolds.”The initial round of funding covers six months of research, according to the university. After that, additional funding will be offered for the most promising projects, as well as for new research endeavors to better understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the illness it causes, known a COVID-19.Among the grant recipients are Caltech Assistant Professor of Computational Biology and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator Matt Thompson, who is looking for new approached to monitor gene expression profiles and potentially find ways to inhibit so-called “cytokine storms,” which are “severe immune reactions that can occur as a result of coronavirus infection,” according to Caltech.Another team led by Caltech professors Pamela Bjorkman and André Hoelz is looking toward proteins and protein complexes that interact with the novel coronavirus in hopes of discovering treatments, the university said.Caltech Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Bioengineering Niles Pierce is among faculty members working on finding new ways to test for the virus.“He is modifying technology that he created to amplify and analyze genetic material so that it can be used for a simple and inexpensive home test for COVID-19 infection,” the statement said.“Meanwhile, Robert Grubbs, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry and Nobel laureate, is using his grant to develop spray-on antiviral coatings for use on plastics and surfaces we encounter daily,” the statement added. Another project is studying the psychological and neurological impacts of stress and isolation.The Merkin Institute for Translational Research was established last year through a gift from Dr. Richard Merkin, a Caltech trustee and founder of the Heritage Provider Network, according to the Caltech statement. It works to support “all steps in the translational process, from basic discovery through to clinical application.”Merkin said he whole-heartedly approved of the important new research.“Combating the most pressing health care emergency of the 21st century requires a cross section of translational data and physical science efforts,” Merkin said. “I’m thrilled that the Institute is able to identify and execute on so many promising translational projects.” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 80 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newslast_img read more