Curia nomme Steve Lavezoli vice-président de sa division Produits biologiques

ALBANY, New York, 23 févr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curia, l’un des principaux organismes de recherche, de développement et de fabrication sous contrat, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de Steve Lavezoli au poste de vice-président des produits biologiques à compter du 26 février. M. Lavezoli dirigera la division des produits biologiques de Curia, dont il supervisera les services de découverte, de développement et de fabrication.

« C’est une période passionnante pour notre équipe en charge des produits biologiques, et nous sommes ravis que Steve rejoigne nos rangs », a déclaré Philip Macnabb, PDG de Curia. « L’expérience remarquable de Steve à la direction des opérations commerciales pour le développement et la fabrication de produits biologiques fait de lui un candidat naturel pour piloter nos initiatives dans le domaine des produits biologiques. Sous sa direction, je suis persuadé que nous poursuivrons notre mission dévolue aux sciences de la vie qui changent la vie. »

M. Lavezoli a récemment travaillé pour Scorpius Biologics, une start-up CDMO (organisation de développement et de fabrication sous contrat de médicaments) spécialisée dans le développement et la fabrication de produits biologiques microbiens et mammifères, en tant que vice-président des opérations commerciales. Avant de rejoindre Scorpius, il a passé quatre années chez Catalent Biologics, où il a concentré ses efforts sur le développement commercial des substances médicamenteuses aux États-Unis pour les programmes cliniques en phase initiale, puis sur l’intégration des programmes commerciaux en phase finale. Il a également passé 12 ans dans l’industrie des gaz industriels au sein de Linde Gas avant de rejoindre W.L. Goren, au sein de sa division biopharmaceutique en démarrage à un poste de développement des affaires commerciales et du marché des substances médicamenteuses en vrac à usage unique. Il est titulaire d’une licence en génie chimique de l’université d’État de Pennsylvanie.

« Curia occupe une position unique dans le secteur des CDMO, avec une offre de bout en bout impressionnante », a déclaré M. Lavezoli. « C’est un honneur de rejoindre une équipe dotée d’une expertise scientifique aussi approfondie et d’une volonté aussi forte d’avoir un impact positif sur la vie des patients. »

Pour en savoir plus sur les offres de produits biologiques de Curia, cliquez ici : https://curiaglobal.com/biologics/

À propos de Curia
Curia est une organisation de développement et de fabrication sous contrat (« CDMO ») avec plus de 30 ans d’expérience, un réseau intégré de 27 sites dans le monde et plus de 3 500 collaborateurs travaillant en partenariat avec les clients biopharmaceutiques pour mettre sur le marché des thérapies qui changent la vie. Notre offre de produits biologiques et de petites molécules couvre le cycle complet de la découverte jusqu’à la commercialisation, avec des capacités réglementaires et analytiques intégrées. Nos scientifiques, nos experts en processus et nos installations de pointe apportent une expérience de premier ordre dans la fabrication de substances et de produits pharmaceutiques. De la curiosité au traitement, nous exécutons toutes les étapes pour améliorer la vie des patients. Consultez notre site à l’adresse www.curiaglobal.com.

Contact de l’entreprise :
Viana Bhagan
Curia
+1 518 512 2111
corporatecommunications@CuriaGlobal.com

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Curia Nomeia Steve como Vice-Presidente, Divisão Biológica

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Curia, uma organização líder em pesquisa, desenvolvimento e fabricação por contrato, anunciou hoje a nomeação de Steve Lavezoli como vice-presidente da divisão biológica a vigorar a partir de 26 de fevereiro. Lavezoli liderará a divisão de produtos biológicos da Curia, supervisionando seus serviços de descoberta, desenvolvimento e fabricação.

“Este é um momento emocionante para a nossa equipe de produtos biológicos, e temos muito prazer em ter Steve a bordo”, disse o CEO da Curia, Philip Macnabb. “A vasta experiência de Steve com liderança de operações comerciais para desenvolvimento e fabricação de produtos biológicos o torna perfeito para liderar nossos esforços de produtos biológicos. Sob sua orientação, estou certo de que promoveremos nossa missão de mudar a vida das ciências da vida.”

Lavezoli trabalhou recentemente na Scorpius Biologics, uma startup de CDMO focada no desenvolvimento e fabricação de produtos biológicos microbianos e de mamíferos como vice-presidente de operações comerciais. Antes de ingressar na Scorpius, ele passou quatro anos na Catalent Biologics, focado no desenvolvimento de negócios de medicamentos nos EUA para programas clínicos em estágio inicial e, posteriormente, focado na integração de programas comerciais em estágio avançado. Ele também passou 12 anos na indústria de gases industriais na Linde Gas antes de ingressar na W.L. Gore na nova divisão biofarmacêutica para ocupar a função de desenvolvimento comercial/de mercado em itens de uso único de medicamentos a granel. Ele fez bacharelado em engenharia química na Pennsylvania State University.

“A Curia ocupa uma posição única na indústria de CDMO com uma impressionante oferta integral”, disse Lavezoli. “É uma honra fazer parte de uma equipe com um conhecimento científico tão profundo e um propósito orientado por valores para gerar um impacto positivo na vida dos pacientes.”

Saiba mais sobre as ofertas de produtos biológicos da Curia aqui: https://curiaglobal.com/biologics/

Sobre a Curia
A Curia é uma Organização de Desenvolvimento e Fabricação por Contratos (CDMO) com mais de 30 anos de experiência, uma rede integrada de 27 locais em todo o mundo e mais de 3.500 funcionários em parcerias com clientes biofarmacêuticos para lançar no mercado terapias que mudam a vida. Nossas ofertas de produtos biológicos e moléculas pequenas abrangem a descoberta através da comercialização, com capacidades regulatórias e analíticas integradas. Nossos especialistas científicos e de processos, e instalações de última geração oferecem a melhor experiência em fabricação de medicamentos e produtos farmacêuticos. Da curiosidade à cura, proporcionamos todas as etapas para a melhoria da vida dos pacientes. Visite-nos em curiaglobal.com.

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Viana Bhagan
Curia
+1 518 512 2111
corporatecommunications@CuriaGlobal.com

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Karate Combat 46 to enhance Dubai’s standing as a leading sports tourism destination

Karate Combat KC46 Dubai

April 20th 2024

KC46 will be held on Saturday 20 April

First professional sports league gamified by a blockchain access token

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Karate Combat, the world’s premier full-contact professional striking league, has partnered with Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Dubai Sports Council (DSC) to bring Karate Combat 46 (KC46) to the emirate this spring.

Expected to be the league’s biggest event to date, KC46 is collaborating with TOKEN2049 for a Saturday 20 April event. As part of the collaboration KC46 will be part of the official programme of TOKEN2049 Week Dubai, giving conference attendees the opportunity to witness one of the world’s most innovative sports leagues through special tickets and the opportunity to meet event ambassadors at the conference. KC46 will be announced by UFC Hall of Famers Georges St-Pierre (GSP) and Bas Rutten, alongside Mike Majlak, author and co-host of the Impaulsive podcast.

Karate Combat is the first professional sports league governed and gamified by a token, the $KARATE token. KC46 will be held during TOKEN2049 Week, the largest Web3 gathering in the emirate, which will bring together 15,000+ members of the global crypto community. Every fan can participate in the league by downloading Karate Combat’s iOS and Android apps.

In the week leading up to KC46, the league plans to hold special events at the city’s most iconic landmarks, including a fighters’ press conference featuring the Museum of the Future and face-offs in front of the Dubai Frame. Karate Combat’s signature 3D VFX background will also feature Dubai’s skyline with an exciting futuristic twist.

Asim Zaidi, President of Karate Combat League, said: “It’s very much our goal to shock the combat sports world with every single event we do. And I have to say our event in Dubai we’re planning will absolutely break the internet! Nobody entertains like we do, and with DET and DSC’s support, we’re about to shake up the world of combat sports. Stay tuned!”

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment – Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, said: “KC46 is an exciting addition to Dubai’s year-round calendar of business, leisure and sporting events. As host of many major championships and tournaments, Dubai has grown into a leading sports tourism destination, with KC46 serving to further consolidate the city’s status as an international events hub. In line with the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, to further consolidate Dubai’s position as one of the top three global cities for business and leisure, Dubai’s events and festivals attract the world’s top entertainment, lifestyle and sporting stars. Dubai’s modern facilities and purpose-built venues that cater to these events alongside our vibrant city-wide experiences and easy access to proximity markets, makes Dubai a highly attractive location to host events, in addition to fighters and fans who can also explore our exciting city.”

His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General – Dubai Sports Council, said: “We are pleased that the tournament has joined the list of many distinguished and high-profile events held in Dubai. This competition also confirms Dubai’s position as a city that supports sports and a wonderful environment for the emergence and growth of various sporting events. We are keen for this prestigious league to be successful, and for this to be the beginning of more continuity and successes for the event.”

Saeed Hareb further added: “Since the beginning of this year, Dubai has hosted many international tournaments in various sports, and there is no doubt that the fans of karate and martial arts in general deserve to have a global event presented as that gives them an opportunity to see the stars of this sport while acting as a motivation for all practitioners of this sport in the country. The UAE is home to varied communities from more than 200 nationalities from across the globe, and each of them has their own favorite sports they are keen to follow and watch the stars,” Saeed Hareb added.

For more information on Karate Combat, please visit www.karate.com/

About Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET)
With the ultimate vision of making Dubai the world’s leading commercial centre, investment hub and tourism destination, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is mandated to support the Government in positioning the emirate as a major hub for global economy and tourism, and in boosting the city’s economic and tourism competitiveness indicators, in line with the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, which aims to double the size of the emirate’s economy and consolidate its position among the top three global cities over the next decade. Under this remit, DET is driving efforts to further enhance Dubai’s diversified, innovative service-based economy to attract top global talent, deliver a world-class business environment and accelerate productivity growth. Additionally, DET is supporting Dubai’s vision to become the world’s best city to visit, live and work in by promoting its diverse destination proposition, unique lifestyle and outstanding quality of life, overall.

DET is the principal authority for planning, supervising, developing and marketing Dubai’s business and tourism sectors. It is also responsible for licensing and classifying all types of businesses, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. The DET portfolio includes Dubai Economic Development Corporation (DEDC), Dubai Business Licence Corporation (DBLC), Dubai Corporation for Consumer Protection and Fair Trade (DCCPFT), Dubai SME, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) and Dubai College of Tourism (DCT).

About Dubai Sports Council (DSC)
Founded on November 30, 2005, following a decree by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Sports Council is the official body responsible for the development of the sports sector in the Emirate. Today, under the guidance of its Chairman, His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the DSC organises and supports more than 400 events annually – not just top-notch sporting extravaganzas, but also awards and conferences that promote excellence, creativity and innovation in the world of sports. The Council supervises the work of Dubai’s seven local sports clubs and takes active interest in encouraging the practice of physical activity in society, especially among women and children, through programs and activities designed to create awareness about the importance of sport and physical activity, and to make it a way of life for the community.

The DSC’s mandate, though, is not just to promote sport, create awareness and nurture talent, but to also support creativity and reward excellence, among both individuals and organisations and help Dubai become a land of health, happiness and vitality. It has organised many international conferences and symposiums since 2006, including the annual Dubai International Sports Conference, to enhance the knowledge and culture of professionalism, and has brought some of the biggest names from the world of sports here to share their vision and thoughts. The Council also seeks to develop the sports industry in the UAE and the world through initiatives like the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, and it organises many major international sports championships as well in cooperation with multiple sports bodies.

About Karate Combat (KC)
Karate Combat is the world’s premier full-contact striking league, blending the excitement of live-action, full-contact Karate with immersive CGI environments powered by the Epic Games Unreal gaming and virtual production engine. Olympic medalists and national champions from around the world are just some of the elite black belts invited to compete in eight different weight divisions in pursuit of a Karate Combat World Championship. The league, which is streamed and broadcast to over 100 countries worldwide, is owned by the Sensei Foundation, a Cayman Islands Foundation Company and its affiliates.

Media Contact
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Teach your child the local language to promote inclusion – NCCE


Mr Atiogbe Nicholas Tetteh, the Ledzokuku Municipal Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), says it is important for Ghanaian parents to teach their children the local language to promote inclusiveness in the country.

He said language had become a barrier to inclusivity when it came to getting information.

‘Studying the local languages helps children to understand English Grammar better and improves their overall communication and problem-solving skills,’ he said.

Mr Tetteh was speaking during the 2024 International Local Language Day commemoration at the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) North Cluster of Schools on the theme: ‘Multilingual education: A pillar of learning and intergenerational learning,’

The International Mother Language Day was first announced by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on November 17, 1999, but was formally recognised by the UN General Assembly in 2002, with February 21 set as the commemoration day across t
he world.

‘Languages carry cultural elements, so if a language dies, it’s like a whole way of life is dead,’ he noted.

The NCCE Director suggested the translation of online contents into local languages for every Ghanaian to have access to information.

He said understanding local languages enriched and enhanced cognitive development, which helped students score higher marks, and promoted cultural awareness and competency.

Mr Fidel Nii Akuffo Bortey, the Tema West Municipal NCCE Director, who graced the occasion, urged the pupils to preserve their heritage and lineage by studying and speaking their local languages to avoid its extinction.

The pupils were guided to read books in the Ga Language.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Teach your child the local language to promote inclusion – NCCE


Mr Atiogbe Nicholas Tetteh, the Ledzokuku Municipal Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), says it is important for Ghanaian parents to teach their children the local language to promote inclusiveness in the country.

He said language had become a barrier to inclusivity when it came to getting information.

‘Studying the local languages helps children to understand English Grammar better and improves their overall communication and problem-solving skills,’ he said.

Mr Tetteh was speaking during the 2024 International Local Language Day commemoration at the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) North Cluster of Schools on the theme: ‘Multilingual education: A pillar of learning and intergenerational learning,’

The International Mother Language Day was first announced by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on November 17, 1999, but was formally recognised by the UN General Assembly in 2002, with February 21 set as the commemoration day across t
he world.

‘Languages carry cultural elements, so if a language dies, it’s like a whole way of life is dead,’ he noted.

The NCCE Director suggested the translation of online contents into local languages for every Ghanaian to have access to information.

He said understanding local languages enriched and enhanced cognitive development, which helped students score higher marks, and promoted cultural awareness and competency.

Mr Fidel Nii Akuffo Bortey, the Tema West Municipal NCCE Director, who graced the occasion, urged the pupils to preserve their heritage and lineage by studying and speaking their local languages to avoid its extinction.

The pupils were guided to read books in the Ga Language.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Moon lander Odysseus tipped sideways on lunar surface but ‘alive and well’


The moon lander dubbed Odysseus is ‘alive and well’ but resting on its side a day after its white-knuckle touchdown as the first private spacecraft ever to reach the lunar surface, and the first from the U.S. since 1972, the company behind the vehicle said on Friday.

Houston-based Intuitive Machines also revealed that human error led to a failure of the spacecraft’s laser-based range finders, how engineers detected the glitch by chance hours before landing time, and how they improvised an emergency fix that saved the mission from a probable crash.

Although the Odysseus made it to the surface intact on Thursday, analysis of data by flight engineers showed the six-legged craft apparently tripped over its own feet as it neared the end of its final descent, company officials said at a briefing the next day.

The spacecraft is believed to have caught one of its landing feet on the uneven lunar surface and tipped over, coming to rest sideways, propped up on a rock at one end, said CEO Stephen Altemus, whose compa
ny built and flew the lander.

Still, all indications are that Odysseus ‘is stable near or at our intended landing site,’ close to a crater called Malapert A in the region of the moon’s south pole, Altemus told reporters.

‘We do have communications with the lander,’ and mission control operators are sending commands to the vehicle, Altemus said, adding that they were working to obtain the first photo images from the lunar surface from the landing site.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Apostle Dr Ntumy laid to rest


The Apostle Dr. Michael Kwabena Ntumy, a Former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost (COP), has been laid to rest in Accra.

The funeral was held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

The ceremony was attended by Former President John Dramani Mahama, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Mrs Frema Osei Opare, Chief of Staff, among a host of other dignitaries, who paid their last respect to the Former COP Chairman.

Members of the clergy, including Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, a former Chairman of COP, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, current Chairman of COP, and Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, leader of Perez Chapel International, were present.

Apostle Ntumy was the fourth chairman of the COP from 1998 to 2008.

The news of the demise of Apostle Dr Ntumy was broken on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, through a press statement.

He was 65 years.

He was born on September 22, 1958, in Dadieso in the Oti Region.

He left behind a widow and six adult children

Apostle Dr. Michael Ntumy
was a teacher in Yendi in the 1980s before becoming a Deacon and Elder of the Church.

He got married to his wife, Martha, at age 24.

He began full-time ministry at age 26 with the Church of Pentecost.

He was called to the office of an Apostle at age 33 and six years later, elected the fourth Chairperson of the Church.

After serving for two terms,10 years, he handed it over to Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah.

Apostle Ntumy is known to have survived many trials in life, including being held hostage in rebel territory during the Liberian Civil War in the 1990s.

He also faced other attacks on his life ranging from physical assaults to poisoning and paralysis, which led to his confinement to a wheelchair.

The revered man of God served The Church of Pentecost in Liberia and Côte d’lvoire.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Assembly member tackles perennial flooding in electoral area


Nana Gyamanso, the Assembly Member for Akromanto Electoral Area in the Wassa Amenfi West Municipality of the Western Region, has taken steps to solve some underlying problems that caused perennial flooding in some communities in the area.

He has put in place processes to fix culverts at Denmark City and to dredge the Benkyere River at Aboi Junction to help prevent issues of flooding that affected lives and properties during rainy season.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview, Nana Gyamanso said experts recommended the fixing of culverts and desilting Benkyere River as the only way to stop the perennial flooding in the area.

‘We have to do it during the dry season before the rain sets in to make life easy for our people,’ he noted.

He mentioned choked gutters and indiscriminate dumping of refuse as main causes of flooding in the area.

The Assembly Member noted: ‘I am advising residents to dispose of their refuse properly because we will set-up a committee to monitor residents and punish
those who will dump refuse in the river and gutters indiscriminately.’

Mr Clement Cudjoe, Unit Committee Chairman for the Electoral Area, believed that illegal mining activities caused the perennial flooding situation in the area, and appealed to authorities to act to prevent future disaster.

Some residents of Denmark city and Aboi Junction commended the Assembly Member for the initiative and said it would help bring relief to them during the rainy season.

‘Life becomes unbearable for us anytime the rain sets in because we are normally cut off completely from the Asankragwa community, especially for our school children, so this has come as a relief to us,’ they said.

Source: Ghana News Agency