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American team takes NLFPA Collegiate Bowl, 10-7

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Colorado’s Juwann Winfree made a spectacular 22-yard touchdown catch and Wisconsin’s Rafael Gaglianone made a 43-yard field goal to lead the American team to a 10-7 victory over the National squad Saturday at the Rose Bowl in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl. Gaglianone made the winning field goal with 4 […]
Tags: News, Colorado, Sports, Ap, Wisconsin, National, Rose Bowl, Pasadena Calif, Rafael Gaglianone, Juwann Winfree, NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl Gaglianone

What’s Your Emergency? Law Enforcement’s Increasing Interest in Tech

Fort Worth, TX—Data analytics and visual search technologies are increasingly being used by law enforcement agencies, growth that has captured the attention of tech giant Motorola.The Chicago-based tech company, which has long sold narrow-band radios to law enforcement, has been building its arsenal of software and camera technologies through a series of acquisitions. The latest by Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) was a $445 million purchase last week of Vaas, a Fort Worth, TX-based maker of imag...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Motorola, Apps, 911, Police, Trends, Tech, Analytics, People, Cybersecurity, Law Enforcement, Broadband, Software, Chicago, South Africa

Crucial EU insurance vote affecting motorsport 'too close to call'

A crucial vote on a European Union insurance directive that threatens the future of motorsport is "too close to call", according to a member of the committee voting next week
Tags: Sport, European Union, National, Autosport

Ex-F1 driver Donnelly starts team in BTCC-supporting Ginetta series

Ex-Arrows and Lotus Formula 1 driver Martin Donnelly and former single-seater team owner Jonathan Lewis have joined forces again to set-up a Ginetta Junior squad
Tags: Sport, National, Donnelly, Martin Donnelly, Lotus Formula, Jonathan Lewis, Autosport, Ginetta Junior

Bio Roundup: #JPM19 Notes, Loxo Buyout, Black Diamond’s Cash & More

Diabetes drugs are Eli Lilly’s bread and butter, but the pharmaceutical giant hasn’t lost its appetite for cancer drugs. It grabbed hold of a few more this week by betting $8 billion on Loxo Oncology.Loxo (NASDAQ: LOXO) has made a name for itself by becoming one of just two companies ever to earn an FDA approval for a drug that targets a tumor’s DNA fingerprint, no matter where in the body that cancer is found. The drug, larotrectinib, targets rare tumor abnormalities known as NTRK fusions. The...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Medicare, SEC, Fda, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Allergan, Shire, Biotech, Medical Device, Postpartum Depression, Bernie Sanders

Uncertainty Grows for Biotech as Government, FDA Shutdown Drags On

The partial government shutdown could soon become the longest shutdown in history, and biotech firms that have submitted regulatory filings are facing greater uncertainty about their future plans. More than 40 percent of FDA workers and thousands at the SEC are furloughed, and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is resorting to Twitter to post updates about how his agency is using its fast-dwindling funds. Here’s a roundup of how the partial government shutdown is affecting the FDA.On Tuesday, Gott...
Tags: Startups, Ipo, Trends, SEC, Fda, National, Biotech, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, NDA, Gottlieb, Scott Gottlieb, National blog main, New York blog main

Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

Venture capital investments rose in 2018 to levels not seen since the heady days of 2000, the last year U.S. startups collectively took in more than $100 billion.That’s according to PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association’s Venture Monitor report, released this week, which tallied nearly 9,000 deals made last year, through which venture investors sunk $130.9 billion into companies. That was about 500 fewer deals than in the year prior, but the total amount invested increased by $...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Vc, Software, Pwc, Venture Capital, Angel, National, WeWork, Magic Leap, Biotech

Bio-JPM Roundup: Lilly Buys Loxo, Sage’s Stock Soars, ALS Cash & More

The flow of biotech news is particularly heavy today, and for good reason. The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, one of the biggest gatherings for the biopharmaceutical industry, kicked off today in San Francisco, and many companies, whether they’re speaking at the event or not, use this time to get their news out.Xconomy is on the ground covering the conference this week. In the meantime, here’s a short roundup of biotech news announced today.DEALS AND DATA—Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) is pay...
Tags: Deals, Startups, San Francisco, Trends, Investing, Vc, Venture Capital, Fda, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Biotech, Postpartum Depression, Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Celgene, Gilead Sciences

McRae, Burns Peugeot Challenge rally series celebrated

The championship which helped to launch the careers of Richard Burns and Colin McRae, the Peugeot Challenge, will celebrate its 30th anniversary with on and off track activities in February
Tags: Sport, National, Colin McRae, Richard Burns, Autosport, McRae Burns Peugeot, Peugeot Challenge

From Immigration to Taxes, Execs Talk Trump Effect on Innovation

When it comes to developing and promoting innovation, external factors beyond the control of company founders, investors, and other business leaders can also determine whether a startup succeeds or fails.In 2018, geopolitical events—in particular, President Donald Trump’s hard-line stances on trade and immigration, and the repeal of net neutrality rules—were top of mind for several business executives we interviewed recently. They shared their thoughts via e-mail with me, Xconomy’s national cor...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Politics, Net Neutrality, Internet, Washington, China, Funding, Immigration, Trends, Tech, Investment, Tax, Web, People, Software

Bio Roundup: $74B for Celgene, Two CAR-T Tales, Ready for SF & More

In 2018, my Exome colleagues and I published hundreds of stories about health, medicine, the biopharma industry, government policy, and more. You’ll find a few of our favorite stories in this review of some of the year’s best from across the Xconomy network. Topics ranged from the worries over CRISPR genome editing and Wild West biohacking, to Nobel Prize-fueled drug approvals and the headaches around drug prices (even for drugs meant to cure headaches).What will make our Best of 2019 list? You...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, CMO, Merck, Ceo, Vc, Lung Cancer, Fundraising, Venture Capital, M&a, Private Equity, Fda, National, Manufacturing, Immunotherapy, Abbvie

In a Huge Biopharma Shakeup, Bristol-Myers to Buy Celgene For $74B

Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed to acquire Celgene in a deal that would create one of the largest biopharma organizations in the world and send ripples throughout the life sciences sector.Bristol (NYSE: BMY) on Thursday morning inked a deal to buy Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) in a deal that values the Summit, NJ, drugmaker at $74 billion, or $102.43 per share. Celgene shareholders will get $50 in cash and one Bristol share for each Celgene share they own. They’ll also get one tradeable contingent val...
Tags: Deals, Trends, Merck, M&a, Fda, National, Bristol, Biotech, Life Sciences, Celgene, Bristol-myers Squibb, KEYTRUDA, CVR, Opdivo, Orencia, Revlimid

From Alnylam to Zayner: Xconomy’s Top Innovation Stories of 2018

2018 was a year of ups and downs for the business and technology community. It was a year of big exits—both IPOs and acquisitions—for tech and life sciences companies. Venture funding remained strong, but more money went to fewer (and later-stage) companies overall. As the year winds down, we’re reflecting on the big innovation trends and developments that will carry over to next year.Storylines in various sectors helped shape the overall narrative in 2018. Cell and gene therapies, cancer immun...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Technology, Cloud Computing, Trends, Tech, IPOs, It, People, Cybersecurity, Analysis, Vc, Software, Bitcoin, Bill Gates, Innovation

#UAE's aluminium industry accounts for 1.4% of country's economy  - The National

UAE's aluminium industry accounts for 1.4% of country's economy  - The National:Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, and the country's aluminium sector, account for 1.4 per cent of the UAE economic output.The company and industry have employed 60,950 people in 2017 with one in every 100 people working in the UAE being employed in the aluminium sector, according to a new study by Oxford Economics and EGA. No comparative figures or projections w...
Tags: Travel, National, Uae, Oxford Economics, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EGA, Emirates Global Aluminium, Abdulla Kalban

Pfizer, GSK to Merge Consumer Health Units, Focus on Prescription Drugs

Two of the world’s top drugmakers want to focus on making prescription drugs. Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to merge their consumer health businesses and spin them off into a joint venture, a move that will both create a new consumer healthcare giant and increase the pressure on each company to churn out innovative medicines.GSK (NYSE: GSK) will hold 68 percent of the new company, with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) getting the remaining 32 percent. The combined company will have some $12.7 billio...
Tags: Deals, Drugs, Trends, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Pfizer, Vaccines, Pharma, Life Sciences, GSK, National blog main, New York blog main, Seattle blog main, Boston blog main, National top stories

Bio Roundup: Eli Lilly Tries Tau, Generic Insulin, NASH Cash & More

Pharmaceutical industry critics lament the cost of rare disease drugs, but some of the steepest price hikes have come on widely used insulin.The patent holder, the University of Toronto, gave companies the right to manufacture insulin. But the university also allowed them to patent the improvements they made, which enabled them to slap higher prices on each new version.In the nearly 100 years since insulin’s discovery, no generic version has become available in the U.S. to offer competitive pri...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Breast Cancer, Washington, Ipo, Cancer, Trends, Investing, Diabetes, Schizophrenia, Venture Capital, Addiction, Fda, National, Novartis, Biotech

Iraq’s GDP to Grow 4.1%

By John Lee. GDP growth in Iraq is expected to hit 4.1 percent in 2019, up from 2.8 percent this year, acccording to data from Moody’s. The gain is based on an expectation of oil prices averaging $75 per barrel, and would be the highest level since 2016’s 13.1 percent expansion. The National quotes the report as saying: “Higher oil prices and output, as well as an expected increase in investment spending because of the improved security situation, have bolstered Iraq’s economic outlook … How...
Tags: News, Iraq, National, Iraq Business News, John Lee, Moody, Fitch

Promoted: Tommy Foster's racing breakthrough in Formula Ford 1600

Any driver who can win a race in just their third ever weekend of car racing is doing pretty well. When that comes in the closely-fought world of Formula Ford 1600 and against drivers with years more experience, it's an even greater achievement
Tags: Sport, National, Autosport, Tommy Foster

#AbuDhabi Plans Welfare System Linked to Jobs: National - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Plans Welfare System Linked to Jobs: National - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi, the wealthiest of the United Arab Emirates, plans to offer its unemployed citizens a welfare program linked to job opportunities, the National newspaper reported.Jobless citizens, who can receive monthly unemployment payments starting at 6,000 dirhams ($1,634), will have to accept one of three job offers arranged by the state or risk losing the government’s financial support, the newspaper reported. It cited Mugheer A...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, National, Abu Dhabi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, AbuDhabi Plans Welfare System Linked, National Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi Plans Welfare System Linked, Mugheer Al Khaili

Priaulx's son gets Ford Mustang seat in British GT with Multimatic

The Multimatic Motorsport squad has committed to running two Ford Mustang GT4s in the British GT championship next year, with British F4 race-winner Seb Priaulx among its driver roste
Tags: Sport, Ford, National, Priaulx, Autosport

Saturday Rundown: Beitostølen, Pokljuka (Biathlon), and Sovereign Lake (Updated 4 x)

The Women’s podium from the World Cup 15 k freestyle in Beitostølen, Norway. Norwegian Theresa Johaug (center) was first, Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla (left) second, and Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (right) of Norway third. FIS World Cup Beitostolen, Norway 15 k/30k Freestyle Individual Start  With snow falling and trees covered with fresh snow, Beitostølen, Norway’s wintery essence was on full display during the women’s 15-kilometer freestyle individual start on Saturday. Keeping her distance wi...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Dartmouth, Italy, World Cup, Slovenia, Finland, National, Norway, Susan

Bio Roundup: ASH Wrap, CRISPR Baby Fallout, Moderna’s Record IPO

The biggest yearly meeting for blood disease research has come and gone, and yet the stories to come out of the American Society of Hematology’s gathering in San Diego represent just a fraction of what happened in biopharma this week.Even if ASH wasn’t on your radar, the CRISPR baby saga—the apparent birth of gene edited twin girls in China that shocked the life sciences world a few weeks ago—rolled on. One massive buyout was signed, and another even bigger one inched closer to being finalized....
Tags: Deals, Startups, China, Ipo, Trends, IPOs, People, Vc, Adhd, San Diego, Astrazeneca, Fda, National, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Ash

Event-Stream Hack Is Not Cause For Panic About Open-Source Security

News last week that event-stream, the popular open-source code library managed by NPM, had been compromised by a hacker (or hackers) looking to steal Bitcoin led some to question the underlying security of the open-source components that they are using in their software.According to reports, a hacker gained control of the event-stream package by offering to take over maintenance of the open-source project from its creator. This component, with its 2 million weekly downloads, was used in the Copa...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Code, Software, Bitcoin, National, Github, Digital Wallet, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, California State University Fullerton, Dominic Tarr

Multimatic squad behind Ford's WEC entry plans British GT programme

The Multimatic squad that masterminds Ford's World Endurance Championship assault is planning a British GT Championship campaign in 2019
Tags: Sport, Ford, National, WEC, Autosport

Nonfiction: Jonathan Franzen Despairs of a Planet Inhospitable to Birds

In his new collection of essays, “The End of the End of the Earth,” Franzen complains about groups that emphasize climate change at the expense of conservation.
Tags: News, Global Warming, National, Jonathan, Franzen, Audubon Society, Books and Literature, Jonathan Franzen Despairs

Bio Roundup: CRISPR Babies, Blood Diseases, Big Cancer Nod & More

This was one of those weeks when the world seemed to slip into a new era with no going back. A Chinese researcher, He Jiankui, claimed he helped bring to life two genetically engineered babies, twin girls with a gene disabled to make them immune to HIV infection. Even though the technology He used—in vitro fertilization, CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, deep sequencing—has been in place for some time to attempt the creation of a gene-altered human, the scientific world hoped for three years that self-...
Tags: Deals, Hong Kong, Scandal, White House, China, Trends, Investment, Fail, People, Vc, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Ireland, Venture Capital, Genomics, Private Equity

GUI and provincial coaching panels named

Eoin Leonard (Wentworth). Picture: Pat Cashman The GUI has named its coaching panels for 2019 with AIG Irish Close champion Robbie Cannon and runner-up Eoin Leonard both named on the National Panel following their run to this year’s final at The European Club.Cannon’s victory secured his recall to the Irish team for the Home Internationals and while Robin Dawson and Jonathan Yates...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, National, GUI, Jack Brown, Connemara, Naas, Amateur golf, Robin Dawson, Pat Cashman, Galway Bay, JONATHAN YATES, Robbie Cannon, Neil Manchip, Robert Brazill

Last Chance to Save on Tickets for Xconomy’s Bay Area Biotech Event

There’s just one week left until Xconomy’s latest biotech event, “San Francisco Biotech: The Next Generation.” Don’t let the clock run out while you can still save some cash on a ticket.Next Wednesday, Dec. 5, company founders and visionary scientists will share how they are pursuing new ideas and breaking biotech boundaries. Don’t wait to register—our Procrastinator’s Special ends soon and it’s your last chance at a discount.Speakers include:Alison Moore, Chief Technical Officer, Allogene Ther...
Tags: Startups, San Francisco, Trends, National, Life Sciences, David Chang, CEO Co, National blog main, San Francisco blog main, San Francisco top stories, Xconomy, Casey Lynch, Dolby Family Ventures, Alison Moore, Onno Faber, Fish & Richardson

Vnuk insurance resolution gives motorsport insurance a lifeline

A resolution to the Vnuk motorsport insurance crisis has taken a step in the right direction, after an EU government committee recommended motorsport be exempt from new insurance law wording
Tags: Eu, Sport, National, Autosport

Plant-Based Burger Maker Beyond Meat Cooks Up Plans for an IPO

We’ll soon find out if Wall Street has the appetite for investing in alternative meat technology.Beyond Meat, a maker of plant-based meat products, has filed for an IPO. The El Segundo, CA-based company set a preliminary target of $100 million for the stock offering, a figure that will likely change as the company moves closer to its stock market debut. Beyond Meat has applied for a Nasdaq listing under the stock symbol “BYND.”Investors are still sizing up Beyond Meat, but the brand has become ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Whole Foods, Ipo, Trends, Investing, Venture Capital, National, Nasdaq, Cleantech, Obvious Ventures, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Kroger, University of Missouri, Wegmans