Envision Pharma Group Appoints Industry Leader Tino Quintero as General Manager/VP of Market Access & Customer Insights

PHILADELPHIA, PA / ACCESSWIRE / May 1, 2023 / Envision Pharma Group (Envision) has appointed Tino Quintero to the role of General Manager/VP of Market Access & Customer Insights.

Tino will be responsible for collectively driving Envision’s capability building, client and business development, client servicing, and project execution, as well as staff development and mentorship for the Market Access & Customer Insights teams.

Meg Heim, CEO of Envision Pharma Group, shares, “I am so excited to welcome Tino to the Envision team as General Manager/VP of Market Access & Customer Insights. Tino’s depth of expertise and proven leadership capabilities in market access will drive Envision’s market access strategy as we continue to solidify our leadership and proficiency in the value and access and data analytics space. Tino will further support the acceleration of our business expansion, mission, and commitment to our vision as a technology-enabled partner to the life sciences industry.”

Tino has over 25 years of demonstrated success as a biopharma and life sciences executive. He possesses broad experience in global commercial strategy, market and value access, and business development at Sarepta Therapeutics, Gilead, Vertex, AbbVie, and Syneos. He has been instrumental in the launch and commercialization of numerous products in various therapeutic areas, including cell and gene therapy, rare diseases, oncology, and infectious and autoimmune diseases. He has a consistent and proven track record of success in building, leading, and executing corporate goals.

Tino joins Envision from The Q Group, where, as a founder, he advised executive leaders on critical operational and strategic areas for cell and gene therapy, mental health, and healthcare software companies. Prior to this, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Locus Biosciences where he led commercial strategy for the company’s early-stage pipeline assets, human resources, and strategic partnerships. Tino developed a go-to-market plan to secure Series B fundraising, corporate strategic leadership, and management of alliance partnerships.

Tino adds, “I am very fortunate to join the Envision Pharma Group team during this exciting time of growth. We are leveraging data, technology, and our teams’ experience to address customers’ needs and improve outcomes. I look forward to accelerating our current business while expanding into new markets and engaging new customers.”

About Envision Pharma Group

Founded in 2001, Envision Pharma Group is a leading global technology-enabled strategic solutions partner for the life sciences industry, working with over 200 pharma and biotech companies, including 18 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies. Envision supports clients across the product life cycle through a comprehensive suite of services and industry-leading technology solutions that include artificial intelligence and natural language processing, commercialization and integrated strategic consulting, evidence-based scientific communications and engagement, HEOR/market access and data analytics, medical capabilities, and omnichannel solutions. Learn more at www.envisionpharmagroup.com.

Contact Information:

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Associate Director, Communications, Office of the CEO
colleen.carter@envisionpharma.com
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SOURCE: Envision Pharma Group

GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED ROSEN LAW FIRM Encourages Norfolk Southern Corporation Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – NSC

NEW YORK, April 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of common stock of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) between October 28, 2020 and March 3, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important May 15, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Norfolk Southern securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Norfolk Southern class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12322 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than May 15, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: During the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company’s Precision Scheduled Railroading (“PSR”), including its use of longer, heavier trains staffed by fewer personnel, had led to the Company suffering increased train derailments and a materially increased risk of future derailments; (2) the Company’s PSR, including its use of longer, heavier trains staffed by fewer personnel, was part of a culture of increased risk-taking at the expense of reasonable safety precautions due to the Company’s near-term focus solely on profits; (3) the Company’s PSR, including its use of longer, heavier trains staffed by fewer personnel, rendered the Company more vulnerable to train derailments and train derailments with potentially more severe human, financial, legal, and environmental consequences; (4) the Company’s capital spending and replacement programs were designed to prioritize profits over the Company’s ability to provide safe, efficient, and reliable rail transportation services; (5) the Company’s lobbying efforts had undermined the Company’s ability to provide safe, efficient, and reliable rail transportation services; (6) the Company’s commitment to reducing operating expenses as part of its PSR goals undermined worker safety and the Company’s purported “commitment to an injury free workplace” because the Company’s PSR plan prioritized reducing expenses through fewer personnel, longer trains, and less spending on safety training, technology, and equipment such as hot bearing wayside detectors (a/k/a “hotboxes”) and acoustic sensors; (7) the Company’s rail services were, as a result of its adoption of PSR principles, more susceptible to accidents that could cause serious economic and bodily harm to the Company, the Company’s workers, the Company’s customers, third parties, and the environment; (8) the Company had failed to put in place responsive practices and procedures to minimize the threat to communities in the event that these communities suffered the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous and toxic materials; and (9) as a result, defendants’ Class Period statements detailed above regarding the safety of Norfolk Southern’s operations were materially false and/or misleading.

To join the Norfolk Southern class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=12322 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

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ROSEN, LEADING TRIAL ATTORNEYS, Encourages Fox Corporation Investors to Inquire About Class Action Investigation – FOX, FOXA

NEW YORK, April 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, continues its investigation of potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Fox Corporation (NASDAQ: FOX, FOXA) resulting from allegations that FOX may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public. The prospective class includes those who purchased FOX call options and/or sold put options.

SO WHAT: If you purchased FOX securities you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. The Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action seeking recovery of investor losses.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the prospective class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=13327 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT: In the wake of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, Dominion Voting Systems sued FOX for defamation. Dominion’s lawsuit alleges that FOX defamed Dominion’s business by endorsing, repeating or broadcasting a series of “verifiably false yet devastating lies about Dominion.” Dominion claims that various statements that were made on FOX News, including that Dominion committed election fraud by rigging the 2020 election, that Dominion’s software and algorithms manipulated vote counts in the 2020 election, that Dominion was founded for the purpose of rigging elections, and that Dominion paid kickbacks to government officials who used its machines, were defamatory and false. Dominion and Fox eventually agreed to settle the case for $787 million.

Beginning in February 2023, specific details emerged of internal discussions at FOX in the wake of the 2020 election, revealing that FOX’s senior leaders understood that claims to the effect that Dominion and other entities had rigged the 2020 election were false. As a consequence, FOX faces significant potential legal liability.

As a result of ongoing revelations about FOX’s legal exposure in the Dominion lawsuit, FOX’s Class A stock has declined from a closing price of $37.03 on February 17, 2023 to a closing price of $32.52 on March 15, 2023, a 12% decline. FOX’s Class B stock has declined from a closing price of $34.22 on February 17, 2023 to a closing price of $29.83 on March 15, 2023, a 12% decline.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias to visit the Republic of Austria

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias will visit Austria (Vienna) tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2, 2023, where he will hold talks with the Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexander Schallenberg.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have a one-on-one meeting with his Austrian counterpart, followed by expanded talks between the two delegations.

Subsequently, the two Foreign Ministers will make joint statements to the press at approximately 13:00 (Greek time).

Discussions between the two sides are expected to focus on further strengthening bilateral relations, coordination within the EU and international organizations, the migration-refugee issue, as well as on international and regional developments, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean and developments in the Western Balkans.

During his stay in Vienna, the Minister of Foreign Affairs will also hold a meeting with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi.

This is the second visit of the Foreign Minister to Austria. The first one took place in March 2022.

Source: BBC

Reminder: Have you applied for the dairy beef weighing scheme?

The National Dairy Beef Welfare Scheme – a measure that rewards farmers for recording weights of dairy beef animals - will soon close to applications.

Applications to the scheme must be made on agfood.ie, with the closing date for applications being May 2nd 2023.

The scheme includes a payment rate of up to €20 per eligible calf weighed - subject to a maximum of 50 calves, meaning that grant aid of up to €1,000 is available for holdings meeting this criteria.

Those eligible to apply to the scheme are: the owner of an active herd number with Herd Owner status, who submits a Basic Income Support for Sustainability application in 2023, and had a male calf of a dairy breed or a male or female calf of a beef breed sire born to a dairy breed dam in your herd.

Those participating in the scheme are required to weigh a minimum of five eligible calves and submit details to the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF). Calves must be at least 12 weeks old at the time of weighing and been registered on the holding they are being weighed on for a minimum of 10 days prior to the date of weighing. These calves must also have been born between July 1st 2022 and June 30th 2023. All weights should be submitted within seven days of weighing and must be submitted before November 1st, 2023.

Source: BBC

Managing the dairy herd for a successful breeding season

With the dairy breeding season currently in full swing on most Irish dairy farms, Kevin O'Hara, Teagasc Ballinrobe, looks at some of the key targets farmers need to achieve over the coming weeks.

Most dairy herds in Ireland typically start breeding from May 1st. At this stage, earlier herds have completed two or three weeks of artificial insemination (AI). The aim here is that 90% of all cows to be served would have been inseminated by the end of week three. This is a key figure for farmers to aim for if a compact calving spread is to be achieved next spring. The six-week calving rate figure is key for all milk producers but especially spring milk herds where cows are typically dried off in late December.

In order to achieve this, farmers should be using heat detection aids such as tail painting, scratch cards, electronic heat detection collars and/or a vasectomised/teaser bull where needed. Time spent physically monitoring cows will be the key element to ensuring the 90% submission rate is achieved. It has been proven that the more time spent monitoring cows the higher the submission rate, so this will be the key driving factor for the entire breeding season.

Dairy Beef Index

Many farmers have now adopted the use of the Dairy Beef Index (DBI) to try and increase monetary output from calf sales by using dairy sexed semen on the cows/heifers they want to breed from and using high DBI index bulls on cows which they do not intend to breed replacements from.

This is a very useful index as it factors in calving difficulty, gestation length, calf quality and carcass weight, which allows the end feeder of the animal to make a better margin. This can be useful as a repeat customer may be willing to pay more for a quality calf and is a guaranteed market in years where calf sales can be sluggish.

Selecting bulls from the DBI list is simple. All bulls are rated on a star and monetary value system, with five being the highest ranked and highest monetary value and one star being the lowest ranked and lowest monetary value bulls available. Bulls of all breeds are compared on this rating. Breeds which you may not have used before due to perceived calving issues or long gestation may actually suit your current system, possibly giving a higher value calf to sell and thus a better end product for the purchaser.

Non cyclers

Many farmers would complete a pre-breeding scan in April to check for cows who may have underlying issues which are stopping them from cycling. Issues such as uterine infections, retained cleanings or even poor body condition scores are the most common.

If this scan has not been completed, any cows which have not been seen cycling at the end of week three should be assessed by either the farmer's vet or in some cases the scanning technician. These cows may require some additional aid to get them to start cycling; this can be in the form of wash out or a hormonal treatment such as the use of a CIDR or PRID. These are all typically prescription only, so consultation with your vet is essential.

In cases where body condition score (BCS) is below optimum, cows should be given additional feed supplement in the parlour or - in certain cases - put on once a day milking to help build up condition and hopefully allow the cow to cycle naturally. This is extremely beneficial to first time calvers, as they are under the most pressure in the herd.

Lameness can be a major issue to cow fertility and is a major issue where cows are walking long distances to and from the milking parlour. Cows which become lame in the breeding season should be assessed immediately, as they will lose condition rapidly and may become non cycling shortly afterwards.

Finally, where farmers are using stock bulls to clean up after AI, time should be spent ensuring the bull is fit for purpose. This includes in good BCS, no signs of lameness, with good mobility and most importantly fertile.

Research suggests that up to 5% of bulls are completely infertile and a further 15-20% will be partially or periodically infertile.

To address this bulls should be fertility tested. If this is not an option, good data recording should take place with regards when cows were served and monitored subsequently to see if any repeats are occurring.

Source: BBC

Ukraine’s counteroffensive: Goals, opportunities, risks

A Polish highway near the Ukrainian border. On a rainy April morning, a convoy of 12 olive-green army trucks appears. They're driving into Poland from Ukraine, flatbeds empty. "I saw them a week ago, they brought tanks to Ukraine," a taxi driver says. "Very big tanks."

Ukraine is going to need every one of those tanks in the coming weeks and months. At the moment, its leadership is putting the final touches on the much-awaited counteroffensive it announced months ago. It is hoped this will turn around the grueling trench warfare the country is currently locked in and drive Russia out of its occupied territories. It could be a decisive battle, a fight for liberation.

Russia-Ukraine war: Conflict in Crimea

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Fighting over Bakhmut to gain time

These days, visitors to Kyiv can witness the proverbial calm before the storm. Russian missile attacks such as those that killed nearly 20 people in the central Ukrainian city of Uman Friday have become rare. On the capital's well-tended streets, trees and flowers are blossoming, cafes bustling. The war seems far away. And yet, there are constant reminders everywhere: Signs calling civilians to volunteer or collect donations for the armed forces line the streets. Almost daily, coffins with prominent fallen soldiers are laid out on the Maidan, Kyiv's Independence Square.

A particularly high number of fighters are currently dying in Bakhmut. For months, the beleaguered city in the Donetsk region has been intensely fought over, and has now largely fallen into Russian hands. But Ukraine's armed forces have refused to back away. Heads of state and the military have explained that this is to protect other nearby cities. Still, Kyiv does not simply want to tie down Russian forces in Bakhmut, but also gain time to prepare its counteroffensive. This is why the Ukrainian armed forces have been sparing their reserves and accepting high casualties — precise casualty numbers are unknown.

On Friday, April 28, Russian missles heavily damaged a residential building in the town of Uman in the Cherkasy region

Andriy and Maxim (names changed to protect their identities) also fought in Bakhmut. Now, they are back in Kyiv and can finally rest. "I really hope it was worth it," said Andriy when asked about the decision to hold Bakhmut, though he does not seem so certain it was. Maxim talks about Russia's superior number of fighters, Ukraine's ill preparation, and his unit's paltry gear. What do both of them hope to gain from the counteroffensive? "Finally some liberated territories," Maxim replied.

Why is Kyiv waiting?

The planned counteroffensive is a recurrent topic in the Ukrainian media but military representatives remain tight-lipped. When asked, they simply reply, "wait and see." There are many reasons for this approach. For one, the weapons expected from the West have not all been delivered yet. Since early 2023, Ukraine has received a lot of "heavy metal" from NATO, as it's called colloquially. They are receiving much of it for the first time: dozens of modern battle tanks and armored personnel carriers from German and British production, American Patriot air defense missile systems, Soviet fighter jets.

The digital news outlet Ukrainska Pravda estimates the army and the national guard have created at least 16 new brigades, encompassing about 50,000 fighters in total. These new units need time to prepare and familiarize themselves with their new weapons. An additional challenge is coordinating numerous formations for a major offensive. Until now, Ukraine has had little experience doing this. Professional circles in Kyiv say possible scenarios have been simulated on computers.

In addition, weather conditions are far from optimal. Rains have made many country roads impassable for heavy military equipment. And Ukrainian soldiers need to wait for thicker foliage to grow so they can use it for cover. It will still take a while for their surroundings to become dry enough and green enough.

Main thrust towards Crimea

One of the best-kept secrets at present is where, when, and how Ukraine plans to attack. There are expected to be at least two main directions of impact — in the fall of 2022, the army successfully pushed towards Kharkiv and Kherson.

In September 2022, in his only programmatic paper so far, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi offered only a rough sketch of how a Ukrainian counteroffensive might look. In the paper, he spoke of "several resolute, ideally simultaneous counterattacks." One strategically crucial target Zaluzhnyi mentioned was the Crimean peninsula, which Russia illegally annexed in 2014. In Kyiv, all agree this is the main direction Ukraine should focus its efforts. But they are also expecting surprises and deceptive maneuvers. Many, however, doubt Ukraine has enough equipment and fighting power to regain the peninsula.

Others believe the main thrust will be directed towards the Zaporizhzhia region in southern Ukraine. From there, Ukrainian forces are expected to push towards the Crimean peninsula to cut Russian troops off from overland supply routes. This would be a great success for Kyiv, analysts say. But it will not be easy — Russia has built up multiple lines of defense. Also, unlike last year in Kharkiv and Kherson, Russia is now expected to respond with counterattacks of its own. That is one of the risks Ukraine will take with its expected counteroffensive.

Counteroffensive would not end war

Despite such concerns, the mood in Kyiv is cautiously optimistic. "This strike cannot fail. More territories will be liberated," one military expert said. "The question is: How much, and at what cost?" Andriy knows the cost, he's reminded of it every time he looks through the contact list in his phone. "Many comrades have fallen. I can't bring myself to delete their numbers."

It remains unclear what will happen after the counteroffensive. Many worry the West might pressure Ukraine to negotiate and make painful concessions if it fails to live up to expectations. Top military leaders have already rejected that scenario. "That's not going to happen," Andriy said. Like many in Kyiv, he is expecting a long war that won't end with the counteroffensive. Instead, he's hoping for more convoys from the West, with far more heavy military equipment.

Source: BBC