SHPG is delving further into the eyecare market space.
@Shire has strengthened its move into eyecare with the $300m acquisition of a US company developing a treatment for conjunctivitis. The UK-listed, Dublin-based drugmaker said the all-cash deal for privately held Foresight Biotherapeutics would give it access to potentially the first medicine for viral and bacterial forms of the common eye infection. Shire has been stepping up investment in eyecare as it pushes for regulatory approval of its own lifitegrast treatment for dry-eye disease. “Ophthalmics is a highly attractive growth area for Shire and this acquisition allows us to strengthen our presence,” said Flemming Ornskov, Shire chief executive. He said Foresight’s FST-100 drug was “highly synergistic” with the commercial structure being built to market lifitegrast. If both were approved, the products “would address two of the leading reasons people seek eyecare treatment”, Mr Ornskov added.More than 11m cases of infectious conjunctivitis — also known as pink eye — occur annually in the US and EU. The potential ability of FST-100 to treat viral and bacterial forms of the disease could reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics for the condition, said Michael Weiser, director of Foresight. Shire said it would push FST-100 into late-stage clinical trials after promising mid-stage data. Lifitegrast, meanwhile, is awaiting a regulatory decision from the US Food and Drug Administration by October after positive late-stage trial results. Shire has tipped lifitegrast for peak annual revenues in excess of $1bn, making it an important part of Mr Ornskov’s drive to almost double product sales to $10bn by 2020.
I only recently started a long position in IRWD. I prefer to buy low.
Speaking of womens' rights... it seems there is some work to do in NA as well.
@A rally organized by three sisters who say they were stopped by a police officer for cycling topless a week ago drew hundreds of people in Waterloo, Ont., today, according to posts on social media. The "Bare With Us" rally at Waterloo Town Square aimed to educate people — and police — about women's right to be topless in public. "It was very, very amazing. It was really well-attended and the people who came were very supportive," Alysha Mohamed, a Juno-nominated singer who goes by the stage name Alysha Brilla, told CBC News. At least 300 people showed up, she said. Brilla and her sisters, Tameera and Nadia Mohamed, said they were not wearing shirts while cycling in neighbouring Kitchener, Ont., on July 24 when a male officer drove up beside them and told them to cover up because it is the law. Women in Ontario have had the right to go topless in public since 1996, when the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the conviction of Gwen Jacobs, a university student who went topless on a hot summer day in Guelph in 1991. The court found there was "nothing degrading or dehumanizing" about her decision to take off her shirt in public.
@In the USA, though the majority of states are top-free, some cities in those states have passed (unconstitutional) ordinances that annul the state's top free statute. In Canada, the law on public decency is found in Sections 173 and 174 of the Criminal Code. However, what constitutes an indecent act is not defined, and is open to interpretation by the courts. Topfreedom is allowed in Ontario, Sasketchawen and British Columbia following specific court cases on the matter but the case for topless equality has not been heard by the Canadian Supreme Court yet.
BBD should absolutely do the float on the German exchange. Keep it far away from wall street and bay street manipulators.
It's not rocket science. You will continue to hold part of trains through your existing BBD-B.TO shares. The other part will be held by public shareholders who participate in the ipo. If the ipo is successful and shares in the company do well, then the equity stake that continues to be held by BBD will also increase in value. This is unlike the recreational division sale, which was a full divestment by the firm, with proceeds from the sale received in cash.
@Bombardier Inc., which also makes planes, will retain significantly more than 50% of the unit, Mr. Bertling said. The company expects to float the stake in the fourth quarter in Frankfurt, though the exchange could change.
400-300=100. Another aspect to consider, as pointed out in the ICI-RC report, is the order lead time where BBD-B.TO, with a much smaller backlog, will be able to deliver planes sooner than BA or EADSF.
It's very disappointing to see USA under Obama is reaching out to Iran while Canada under Harper, through their unwavering strong support of Israel, is pushing Iran away. Attention Mr. Harper... it's the economy stupid.... Action Plan my #$%$.
@« On estime que l'Iran a besoin d'environ 400 appareils, des avions courts porteurs et longs porteurs. Donc, les CSeries de Bombardier peuvent être une option », dit M. Shahbalizar.
@"We will purchase planes from Boeing and Airbus in equal numbers," Khodakarami was quoted as saying, adding that Iran would initially need to add at least 80 planes to its fleet each year. That would mean a total of 300 planes within five years, he added.
You should show respect to all civilized peoples. Cultural differences are an integral part of human nature and history and if people prefer to live differently from what you view as 'normal' then tolerance towards their choices is one aspect of what constitutes being civilized. The few Iranians I know (both men and women) are quite proud of their nation, in spite of what outsiders perceive as suppression of human rights. I would venture that countries like Saudi Arabia are far more extremist in their views towards women than Iran. Of course, until you live in any of these nations you really can't have a pulse on the thinking of the people there.
I am no fan of religions, but Iran is quite possibly a cradle of civilization and religion and politics aside, that deserves some modicum of respect. Your mocking commentary only reveals a narrow-minded thinking and lack of respect for the rights of nations to pursue a peaceful path to prosperity. Open your eyes and recognize who the real warmongers are.
that is mighty hot. too hot to be fighting wars. hang up the guns and nukes... time to cool out
Big #$%$ shiat... the real question is what are you gonna DO about it... huh pudface?
beachball, I hope you finally hang up your pompoms and stop the cheerleading here on the DWCH board. somehow I seriously doubt it and that's just bad on you dude.
Right.... you take SGYP. I'l stick with IRWD. Let's check back in a year and see who's ahead..
True. But as oil demand grows the number of tankers needed to move it from source to end user also grows. If demand (and supply) increases by the forecast 1.5 Mbbls/day in 2016, and a tanker holds 2Mbbls and takes 30 days per voyage, a total of 1.5*30/2=22.5 new tankers would be required to handle the extra oil. So what is the current estimated newbuild capacity coming next year?
The NDP is not stupid. They want the oil sector to succeed. I believe they will take a balanced approach that will ultimately benefit all involved. With earnings out of the way, I decided to take advantage of these depressed prices an added to my long positions in ECA.TO and COS.TO. Global risk of recession appears to be receding, and I think oil prices will head back up sooner rather than later. Good luck to you.
What attack? I assume you were implying Chuck should move on too and merely asked if that was your point. And still I see you can't answer a simple question... whatever
I was rebutting your statement that no one was going to shut down a steel plant. The report I posted indicates otherwise. I'll keep doing my own research and share what I want,to, not what you request.
Yup very nice results and solid outlook. But I don;t know about shorts getting crushed as Wy has dropped well of the high of recent months...covering probably yes.
@3:16 am Weyerhaeuser beats by $0.06, reports revs in-line (WY) : Reports Q2 (Jun) earnings of $0.26 per share, $0.06 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.20; revenues fell 8.0% year/year to $1.81 bln vs the $1.81 bln consensus. Q3 Segment outlooK expects slightly lower earnings from the Timberlands segment in the third quarter. In the West, the company expects lower fee harvest volumes, partially offset by higher log sales realizations, as a result of a prolonged fire season. expects higher earnings from the Wood Products segment in the third quarter. The company anticipates seasonally higher sales volumes across most product lines and improved average sales realizations for lumber and oriented strand board. expects significantly higher earnings from the Cellulose Fibers segment in the third quarter primarily due to minimal scheduled maintenance outage days. Additionally, the company anticipates lower average pulp sales realizations, partially offset by increased sales volumes.