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VC-backed Prevail Therapeutics promotes Dai to CTO

New York City-based Prevail Therapeutics Inc, a gene therapy company, has promoted Dr. Yong Dai to chief technology officer. Also, the company has named Tim Adams to its board of directors as audit committee chair while Dr. Francois Nader, a member of the board, will expand his role as non-executive chairman. Prevail’s backers include The investors included OrbiMed, Pontifax Fund, RA Capital Management, EcoR1 Capital, Omega Funds, BVF Partners LP, Boxer Capital LLC, Adage Capital Management LP a...
Tags: New York, Board of Directors, New York City, Trends, People, Harvard University, Healthcare, Shire, North America, Lebanon, Cto, Board, Cmc, Adams, Company, Nader

Ralph Nader: Engineers Often the First To Notice Waste, Fraud and Safety Issues

McGruber writes: In Scientific American, Ralph Nader writes about the decades of struggles by conscientious engineers -- whether employees or consultants -- who strive to balance professional ethics with occupational survival. Nader writes: "[T]oday's engineers are working in an improved environment for taking their conscience to work. Yet much more remains to be done to safeguard the ability of engineers to speak truth to the powers-that-be. For starters, the word whistle-blower -- once popular...
Tags: Tech, Boeing, Ralph Nader, Congressional, Nader, McGruber, Notice Waste Fraud

Hijacked captain recalls 'horror' in Mediterranean Sea as migrants took over ship

Libyan crew feared for their lives as rescued passengers demanded to go to Europe not Africa Migrants who hijacked an oil tanker after it rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea seized metal objects and began smashing the ship and threatening crew members after they realised they were being returned to Libya, the ship’s captain said.Nader el-Hiblu, the 42-year-old Libyan captain of the El Hiblu 1 ship, said he and five other crew members feared they could be killed during the “horror” that played ...
Tags: Europe, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Italy, Libya, Malta, Nader, Mediterranean Sea, Hiblu

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘A Separation,’ ‘Kung Fu Hustle,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) One of the best movies of 2018 is streaming now, and it’s got good company in this week’s jam-packed Pop Culture Imports. I’ll admit that I occasionally struggle to populate this column, but not so this week. First, do yourself a favor and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s masterful Palme D’Or winner Shoplifters, then check out the other best foreign movies and TV streaming now, which include the Osca...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Movies, Mexico, Germany, Iran, Features, Stasi, Kung Fu Hustle, Stephen Chow, Hulu, Kramer, Nader, Hirokazu Kore, Looney Tunes, Chow

Feds Raided Office Of Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy In Money Laundering Probe

A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter. Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica. Agents were authorized to use the megadonor’s hands and face to un...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Los Angeles, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Paris, Middle East, The Times, Playboy, Times

Khamenei Wants Less Money Injected Into #Iran's Wealth Fund - Bloomberg

Khamenei Wants Less Money Injected Into Iran's Wealth Fund - Bloomberg:Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wants less oil income diverted to the country’s sovereign wealth fund, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, as the economy reels from renewed U.S. sanctions.Khamenei has instructed parliament to amend the draft budget for the Iranian year beginning March 21 so 20 percent of oil revenue is paid into the National Development Fund, versus the originally planned 30 percent,...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tehran, Nader, Khamenei, Tasnim, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khamenei Wants Less Money Injected Into Iran

Ken Jeong Signs On For CBS Comedy Pilot The Emperor of Malibu

Ken Jeong signs on for CBS comedy pilot The Emperor of Malibu Ken Jeong will continue his successful career on the small screen with joining the upcoming CBS comedy pilot The Emperor of Malibu from Kevin Kwan, author of the 2013 acclaimed novel that was adapted into the 2018 romantic comedy hit Crazy Rich Asians, according to Deadline. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptSt...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, California, TV News, Cbs, Tbs, Malibu, Ken, Nader, Gerry, Constance Wu, Ken Jeong, Kwan, Christina Lee

Report: Mueller Eyed Foreign Firm That Wargamed Election Meddling Pre-2016

There was something in the water going into the 2016 campaign. A story today in the Daily Beast suggests that a company whose owner was interviewed by the special counsel simulated how a foreign power could use social media to covertly influence American politics before the 2016 presidential campaign began. The company – Wikistrat – is owned by Israeli-Australian entrepreneur Joel Zamel, who was interviewed by special counsel prosecutors last year. The wargaming effort yielded a report that i...
Tags: News, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Middle East, Seychelles, Trump, Trump Tower, Nader, Mueller, Emirati, Daily Beast, Erik Prince, Wikistrat, Rick Gates, Kirill Dmitriev, Muckraker

"Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged, every single day, in revenge politics..."

Said Howard Schultz, quoted in "Ex–Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected/Howard Schultz thinks politics are broken, and may run for president as an independent. Democrats think that’s a terrible idea" (The Atlantic), which begins: "Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot. None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was ...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Republican Party, Ralph Nader, Democratic Party, Nader, Jill Stein, Ann Althouse, Trump Re, 2020 Campaign, Ross Perot None

Trump Corruption Scandals Begin To Revolve Around His Inauguration

As far as presidential inaugurations go, Trump’s has turned out to be quintessentially Trumpian – unprecedentedly expensive, and now under investigation by Manhattan federal prosecutors over pay-for-play and misallocation of funds allegations. But the inaugural committee’s legal troubles have the potential to tie the myriad Trump administration scandals together – linking investigations into GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy’s alleged pay-for-play schemes with allegations of Trump campaign collus...
Tags: Facebook, News, Obama, China, Russia, Qatar, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Manhattan, Romania, Gates, Uae, Cruz, Seychelles, Trump

The Argument: How to Survive the Holidays Without an Argument

And should third parties exist? Can they?
Tags: News, David, Republican Party, Thanksgiving Day, Gore, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bernard, Nader, Jill, Al, Ralph, Ethan, Goldberg, Coen

Former Cheney Aide Comes Under Scrutiny In Mueller Probe

John Hannah, a top national security aide to then-Vice President Dick Cheney and a member of President-elect Trump’s State Department transition team, is being probed in the special counsel investigation, the Daily Beast reports. Mueller is reportedly examining Hannah’s “communications and political dealings,” including his contacts with Lebanese-American businessman, “shadow diplomat,” and convicted pedophile George Nader (pictured above), as well as Israeli social media entrepreneur Joel Za...
Tags: News, Washington, Middle East, Dick Cheney, John Hannah, Uae, Seychelles, Trump, Trump Tower, Nader, Mueller, Dulles, HANNAH, Daily Beast, Jared Kushner Steve Bannon, Kirill Dmitriev

Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Killing Other Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi’s Death

During discussions in Riyadh in 2017, Saudi intelligence officials discussed hiring private companies to kill the head of Iran’s Quds force and other Iranian operatives.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Prince, Riyadh, Joel, Nader, Jamal, Suleimani, Assiri, Qassim, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations, Defense and Military Forces, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel

Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Assassinating Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi Killing

During discussions in Riyadh in 2017, Saudi intelligence officials discussed hiring private companies to kill the head of Iran’s Quds force and other Iranian operatives.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Prince, Riyadh, Joel, Nader, Jamal, Suleimani, Assiri, Qassim, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Espionage and Intelligence Services, Assassinations and Attempted Assassinations, Defense and Military Forces, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel

En Banc Petition: What Evidence and Facts are Useful to the Eligibility Analysis

In their petition for en banc review, Nader and Kamran Asghari-Kamrani ask the Federal Circuit to come together to explain the facts (and the law) of patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101.  In particular, the new petition filed by Antigone Peyton raises two questions: 1. Is the threshold inquiry for patent eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 a pure question of law without underlying factual issues relating to the question of whether the claims transform an abstract idea into a patent eligible ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Court, Uspto, Patent, Moore, Nader, Reyna, Federal Circuit, CAFC, Berkheimer, Eligibility Analysis, Kamran Asghari Kamrani, Antigone Peyton, Nader Asghari Kamrani, Intra Circuit Split

Water Cooler: 5 Minutes Game, Pixar, Burning Man, Ozark season 2, Searching, First Reformed, Fried Chicken, Thanos Rising, Spider-Man PS4

On the September 5, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter : Chris is away traveling to the To...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Chicago, Netflix, Chris, Ray, Peter, Ben, Brad, Nader, Jacob, Ben Pearson, Museum of Science and Industry, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Howlin

Nader, on Citizens United

At almost every event at which I speak about the Constitution or the Supreme Court to a general audience, somebody will raise a hand and say they strongly oppose the Court's Citizens United ruling. I always respond by asking that person to explain, "for the benefit of the audience," what the Supreme Court decided in Citizens United. Without fail the person (a) does not know what the organization, Citizens United, was and what the government sought to prevent it from doing and (b) wrongly reports...
Tags: Supreme Court, Hillary Clinton, Aclu, Citizens United, New York Times, Ralph Nader, Branding, Nader, David Cole, Jason Mazzone, Court s Citizens United, Citizens United Without

Ralph Nader On Apple's Billions

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is not impressed with how Apple is spending its excess billions. Nader shares his suggestions for the company with NPR's Scott Simon.
Tags: Apple, News, Npr, Ralph Nader, Nader

An Epiphany Article on the Trump/Russia Story

There is a fascinating, fascinating article published yesterday in The New Yorker which brings together, or appears to bring together, the two key halves of the Trump/Russia investigation. Reading it is like an epiphany, though I’m a bit chagrined to say it is since in many ways it’s all been there in plain sight all along. Here’s the story. At first, what we call the Trump/Russia story seemed fairly straightforward, at least in terms of what President Putin wanted to achieve by helping Trump ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Gop

Nonfiction: America Has Gone Off the Rails. Steven Brill Sees Ways to Get It Back on Track.

In “Tailspin,” Brill looks at many problems plaguing the country, and the people who are offering solutions.
Tags: News, America, Campaign Finance, Brill, Nader, Ralph, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, Steven Brill, Steven T

How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment

Borrowing arguments that were once the province of liberals, conservatives have used the First Amendment to justify everything from campaign spending to attacks on the regulation of tobacco and guns.
Tags: News, Corporations, Citizens United, Warren, Campaign Finance, Mccarthy, Burger, Consumer Protection, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union, Elena, Floyd, Cato Institute, Roberts, Nader, Abrams

Mueller Is Reviewing Erik Prince’s Computer And Phones

Special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained and is reviewing phones and a computer used by Erik Prince, the President Trump-ally whose sister Betsy DeVos is the secretary of education, ABC News reported Monday. A statement to ABC News from Prince’s spokesperson said that he “has spoken voluntarily with Congress and also cooperated completely with the Special Counsel’s investigation, including by providing them total access to his phones and computer.” “Mr. Prince has a lot of opinions about t...
Tags: Hong Kong, Post, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Russia, Fbi, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Prince, House Intelligence Committee, Abc News, Seychelles, Trump, Tierney Sneed

Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net

A small army of conservatives have produced dozens of initiatives like the cabinet reshuffle proposal, with the goal of dismantling the social welfare system.
Tags: News, Virginia, Poverty, Charles, Medicaid, Consumer Protection, Trump, Foundation, Koch, Rachel, Foxx, Carson, Nader, Mick, Dearborn, Ralph

Jared Kushner’s Friend Has Become A Person Of Interest To Robert Mueller

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner’s longtime friend, Richard Gerson, has become a person of interest to Special Counsel Robert Mueller due to his possible involvement in two meetings with Trump emissaries and foreign officials, according to a Friday NBC report. Gerson was reportedly in the Seychelles in January 2017, near the time that Erik Prince met with officials from Russia and the United Arab Emirates, including Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. Gerson himself reportedly met wit...
Tags: News, Nbc, Obama, White House, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Tony Blair, Senate Intelligence Committee, Gerson, Seychelles, Trump, Mohamed, Nader, Mueller, Michael Flynn, Robert Mueller

VC-backed Prevail Therapeutics beefs up board with new addition

New York City-based Prevail Therapeutics Inc, a developer of gene therapies for patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, has named Dr. Francois Nader to its board of directors. Nader was the president, CEO and executive director of NPS Pharma. The investors included OrbiMed, Pontifax Fund, RA Capital Management, EcoR1 Capital, Omega Funds, BVF Partners LP, Boxer Capital LLC, Adage Capital Management LP and Alexandria Venture Investments. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUS...
Tags: New York, New York City, Trends, People, New Jersey, Healthcare, Shire, Bio, Lebanon, Parkinson, Nader, Advisory Board, University of Tennessee, Ernst, Alexandria Venture Investments, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce


Here is a very notable passage from a new Bloomberg article about PSY Group, the psy-ops company run by Joel Zamel, the Israeli social media expert who was in that Trump Tower meeting with Don Jr pitching his services in August 2016 … FBI agents working with Mueller’s team interviewed people associated with PSY Group’s U.S. operations in February, and Mueller subpoenaed bank records for payments made to the firm’s Cyprus bank accounts, according to a person who has seen one of the subpoenas. ...
Tags: News, Israel, Tel Aviv, Bloomberg, Cyprus, Fbi, United Arab Emirates, Mediterranean, Trump, Josh Marshall, Trump Tower, Nader, Mueller, Don Jr, George Nader, Editor’s Blog

Who Did George Nader Work For?

Yesterday I mentioned this must-read report from the AP filling out the details over the backroom partnership between George Nader and Elliott Broidy. I wanted to flag a few points that merit your attention. First, the full import of the article only becomes fully clear when you lay it over the Times story (discussed here) from over the weekend. Reading the AP article you might get the sense that Broidy and Nader were partners in a wildly ambitious private business venture in which they barter...
Tags: News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Russia, US, Dnc, Qatar, Ap, Fbi, Middle East, Times, Uae, Sally Yates, Seychelles, Gulf

Must Read

Fascinating new details on the Nader and Broidy’s role in the UAE/Saudi influence operation, what appears to be the Gulf component of the Mueller probe. [Author: Josh Marshall]
Tags: News, Uae, Gulf, Josh Marshall, Nader, Broidy, Editor’s Blog

The Princes, The President And The Fortune Seekers

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing more than $1 billion in business. He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who were seeking to alter U.S. foreign policy and punish Qatar, an archrival in the Gulf that he dubbed “the snake.” To do that, the California businessman had helped spear...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iraq, Russia, US, America, Los Angeles, Qatar

The August Trump Tower Meeting With Gulf Emissaries

Let me share some thoughts on the significance of that blockbuster Times article from the weekend on that 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Don, Jr. and emissaries from Gulf monarchs offering to help candidate Trump’s campaign. Since early this year we’ve heard a steady stream of reports about backchannel discussions and deals between key Trump advisors like Jared Kushner and leaders of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. This part of the investigation broke into the open early this year afte...
Tags: News, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, Iran, Fbi, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Moscow, Playboy, Times, Uae, Rudy Giuliani, Seychelles, Gulf