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Tessa Therapeutics Doses First Patient in Phase 1b Clinical Trial Investigating TT11 in Combination with Nivolumab for the Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma (cHL)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 11:00am

SINGAPORE, Aug. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tessa Therapeutics Ltd. (Tessa), a clinical-stage cell therapy company developing next-generation cancer treatments for hematological malignancies and solid tumors, today announced the dosing of the first patient in a Phase 1b clinical trial investigating TT11, the company’s autologous CD30 chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy, in combination with Bristol Myers Squibb’s nivolumab as a potential second-line treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory CD30-positive classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL).

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  • Patients will initially receive two cycles of nivolumab dosed at four-week intervals followed by lymphocyte depleting treatment with fludarabine/bendamustine chemotherapy.
  • Patients will then receive a single infusion of TT11, followed by two additional cycles of nivolumab.
  • Data from our ongoing clinical program investigating TT11 as a monotherapy treatment for later lines of classical Hodgkin lymphoma has demonstrated the CAR-T therapy to be safe with promising measures of efficacy.
  • Tessas lead clinical asset, TT11, is an autologous CD30-CAR-T therapy currently being investigated as a potential treatment for relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma as both a monotherapy (Phase 2) and combination therapy (Phase 1b).

Fresno City Council Members and Safety Advocates Come Together to Oppose Dangerously Flawed California SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:00am

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council joined with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at Fresno City Hall Tuesday to condemn California SB 930.

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  • FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council joined with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at Fresno City Hall Tuesday to condemn California SB 930.
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • "The effort to keep Fresno bars open until 4 a.m. from 2 a.m. was reckless and dangerous,"said Fresno City Councilmember Gary Bredefeld.
  • That's why several Council colleagues and I are bringing forward a Council resolution on August 11th opposing this stupidity.

Assemblymember Tom Lackey Joins Health and Safety Advocates to Oppose SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:25pm

If the bill becomes law, all surrounding communities of pilot project cities will be threatened by late night drinkers traveling drunk and fatigued into the early morning commute hours.

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  • If the bill becomes law, all surrounding communities of pilot project cities will be threatened by late night drinkers traveling drunk and fatigued into the early morning commute hours.
  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California currently suffers more annual alcohol-related harm than any other state: 11,000 alcohol-related deaths, $35 billion in total costs, $18.5 billion in state costs.
  • Opposition to SB 930 is growing statewide.
  • Last week, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution of opposition , and the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter dated June 27, 2022.

Fresno City Council Members Join Health and Safety Advocates to Oppose SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 8:11pm

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council will join with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at a Fresno City Hall press event to oppose California SB 930.

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  • FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Fresno City Council will join with health and safety advocates from Alcohol Justice and the Friday Night Live Partnership at a Fresno City Hall press event to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • Where: Fresno City Hall 2600 Fresno Street, Media Room 2120 2nd floor.

Los Angeles City Council Votes NO on SB 930 - the 4 a.m. Bar Bill, Sends Strong Message to Sacramento and Senator Wiener that Public Safety is more Important than Nightlife Revenue

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 3:35am

SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."

Key Points: 
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 6 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • In Los Angeles, the powerful Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) came out against SB 930 in a letter made public before a City Hall opposition rally last week.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

Los Angeles Rallies to STOP SB 930 - 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California

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Friday, July 29, 2022 - 2:03am

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice, along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco) is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide uniform last call.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice , along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz , demonstrated at a City Hall rally yesterday to oppose California SB 930.
  • SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • "The data is clear and this is why we must prevent the 4 a.m. bar bill from taking effect in Los Angeles and in California.
  • Alcohol Justice encourages the public to TAKE ACTION to STOP SB 930: Text JUSTICE to 313131 or visit: https://alcoholjustice.org/take-action/stop-sb-930-no-late-last-calls-in...

Los Angeles Rally to STOP SB 930 - 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 2:00pm

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice will be joined by Los Angeles City Council Members led by Councilmember Paul Koretz at a City Hall rally to oppose California SB 930. The "gut & amend" bill, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Member Mark Haney (D-San Francisco) is the 5th attempt since 2013 to disrupt the protections of California's statewide uniform last call.

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  • Why: SB 930 would allow closing times for on-sale retailers to be extended from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. as part of a dangerous "pilot program."
  • The experiment would take place in 7 cities: San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Fresno, Cathedral City, Coachella, and Palm Springs.
  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), California currently suffers more annual alcohol-related harm than any other state: over 11,000 alcohol-related deaths, $35 billion in total costs, $18.5 billion in state costs.
  • California taxpayers do not need to pay for additional public health and safety harms that will follow (especially in low-income communities of color) extending last call to profit the nightlife industry.

CAPTAIN PLANET FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GLOBAL BLUE CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT SERIES FOR YOUNG CHANGEMAKERS

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Friday, July 22, 2022 - 4:00pm

ATLANTA, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Planet Foundation (CPF), through its Planeteer Alliance Program, is hosting the Blue Climate Action Summit Series July 29-31.

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  • ATLANTA, July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Captain Planet Foundation (CPF), through its Planeteer Alliance Program, is hosting the Blue Climate Action Summit Series July 29-31.
  • The BCAS Series includes nine youth-led, in-person summits and a global virtual summit hosted from Atlanta; Youth ages 10-25 are invited to join for free.
  • Young changemakers will gather to help restore and protect oceans, lakes, and rivers at virtual and in-person summits.
  • The global virtual summit will be available twice across the weekend to accommodate global time zones.

NEWSWEEK FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST IBT MEDIA TO RECOVER MILLIONS OWED DUE TO CLAIMS OF MISMANAGEMENT, DESTRUCTION OF DATA AND DOCUMENTS & MISAPPROPRIATION OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

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Friday, July 8, 2022 - 8:25pm

NEW YORK, July 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Newsweek has filed a suit against IBT Media, David Jang, World Olivet Assembly, Olivet University, Etienne Uzac and Younseok "Titus" Choi to recover more than $35 million in damage Newsweek has suffered as a result of IBT's admitted criminal acts of fraud and money-laundering, its alleged destruction of Newsweek's business records and its alleged theft of Newsweek's trade secrets. This suit also seeks to recover damages caused by IBT's mismanagement of Newsweek prior to its separation from IBT.

Key Points: 
  • This suit also seeks to recover damages caused by IBT's mismanagement of Newsweek prior to its separation from IBT.
  • Among its many investments, the organization founded a publishing arm, IBT Media, and that organization bought Newsweek in 2013 from IAC/Interactive.
  • Also in 2020 in Manhattan, IBT Media itself pled guilty to fraud and Olivet University pled guilty to engaging in conspiracy and falsifying business records.
  • "In addition to bringing claims against IBT, Newsweek is also seeking to recover from several individuals and entities affiliated with IBT, including David Jang.

T.D. Jakes Foundation, in Partnership with the Dallas Mavericks, Awards $110,000 in Scholarships to 11 Graduates of the Distinctively Debs Program

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 2:30pm

DALLAS, July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- T.D. Jakes Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building bridges to opportunity for underserved populations around the world, in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks, has awarded $110,000 in scholarships to 11 college-bound seniors. The Foundation and the Mavericks' Take ACTION! program, which is designed to create lasting change, awarded $10,000 scholarships to each of the 11 graduates of the Distinctively Debs program, which offers training to girls and young women (ages 10 to 17) who have demonstrated academic excellence and serve as strong members of their communities.

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  • By bringing together leaders from all sectors of society, we are taking meaningful steps to change lives and improve our communities."
  • Jakes Foundation, in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks, awarded the scholarships at the Distinctively Deb Cotillion on June 25which marked 25th anniversary of the event.
  • Jakes Foundation, enabling exceptional and deserving young women to pursue their dreams through higher education," said Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks.
  • During COVID-19, Distinctively Debs transitioned to a virtual model and later gave participants an opportunity to choose virtual or in-person classes.