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:

Colleen Carter
Associate Director, Communications, Office of the CEO
colleen.carter@envisionpharma.com
1 (508) 505 8856

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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New York, NY 10016
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Abu Dhabi targets 24 million visitors by 2023

ABU DHABI, 30th April, 2023 (WAM) — Ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2023, the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has announced new performance targets for Abu Dhabi, which include plans to attract more than 24 million visitors to the emirate by the end of 2023. Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary at DCT Abu Dhabi, affirmed the start of an ambitious new chapter for the emirate’s tourism sector. The new targets follow a surge in Abu Dhabi’s tourism sector in 2022, with hotel occupancy rates and other metrics demonstrating that the sector’s revival is well underway. The emirate received a total 18 million visitors representing a 13 percent increase from previous year, while the hotel occupancy rates reached 70 percent, which surpasses the Middle East average of 67 percent . The emirate welcomed visitors from around the world, with the highest number of international visitors arriving from India, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, respectively. The improved domestic and international market performance can be attributed to increased destination awareness and consideration of Abu Dhabi’s increased range of year-round entertainment and sporting events, as well as trade events and roadshows. Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary at DCT Abu Dhabi: “Our ambitious goal to welcome more 24 million visitors by end of 2023 builds on healthy growth over the past year. This encouraging performance was enabled through powerful collaborations and delivery of memorable travel and business experiences across the whole year, supported by an integrated ecosystem of best-in-class services, infrastructure, and impactful marketing. In Abu Dhabi we are demonstrating the power of partnerships across the tourism sector and the fact that collectively we can thrive.” Commenting on the new targets, Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General for Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “The success we have achieved so far inspires us to strive for more. We are committed to deliver on our ambitions for 2023 by further elevating the successful strategy of creating and delivering unique experiences for everyone to enjoy and diverse range of year-round events for visitors in collaboration with our global IP partners. This is complemented by a MICE industry that continues to thrive, owing to the emirate’s world-leading venues, hotels and supporting facilities. Last year, Abu Dhabi Calendar successfully hosted a diverse range of over 100 events during a 180-day period, featuring an impressive line-up of A-list global talent. From the legendary Grammy award-winning singer Sting to K-pop sensations BLACKPINK, and Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman, the events left audiences captivated and entertained. The emirate also played host to some popular homegrown family festivals such as the Mother of the Nation (MOTN) and LIWA festivals, which added to the cultural richness and vibrancy of the city. bu Dhabi also proved itself as a premier destination for global sport by hosting key events such as the renowned Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, NBA, and UFC. These events drew in massive crowds and garnered global attention, solidifying Abu Dhabi’s status as a world-class destination for entertainment and sports enthusiasts. In line with DCT Abu Dhabi’s mission to provide a diverse range of experiences, 2022 witnessed the launch of two tourism campaigns: ‘Experience Abu Dhabi, Find Your Pace’ and ‘Summer Like You Mean It’. Additionally, a month-long program of activities was held to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s, alongside two high-profile events, namely, Abu Dhabi Art and Culture Summit Abu Dhabi. Looking ahead to 2023, DCT Abu Dhabi is determined to offer even more ambitious campaigns and events that showcase its commitment to providing memorable experiences to a worldwide audience, leveraging the strength of its partnerships.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

HAMIEH: WE ARE PARTAKING IN ARAB LEAGUE WORKSHOP ON PREPARING A STUDY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PORTS & HARBORS IN LINE WITH STATUS OF LEBANESE PORTS, REALITY OF CHANGES

Caretaker Minister of Public Works and Transport, Ali Hamieh, announced in a statement today, that “participation in the workshop of the League of Arab States in Cairo on preparing a study for the development and interconnection of Arab ports and harbors falls within our vision: first for the status, role and specification enjoyed by the Lebanese ports, and secondly for the reality of regional and international political and geopolitical changes and their impact on maritime transport and its international routes.”

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

UN ‘relief chief’ heads to Sudan as humanitarian crisis nears breaking point

In light of the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Sudan, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sending UN Humanitarian Affairs chief Martin Griffiths to the region immediately, the global body announced late Sunday. “The scale and speed of what is unfolding is unprecedented in Sudan. We are extremely concerned by the immediate as well as long-term impact on all people in Sudan, and the broader region,” UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. The UN again urged the warring sides to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, allow safe passage for civilians fleeing hostilities, and respect humanitarian workers and assets.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Petra welcomes 471,037 visitors in January-April of 2023

A total of 471,037 tourists visited the ancient city of Petra during the January-April period of 2023, according to data issued by the Petra Development Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) on Monday. The data showed that the rose-red city welcomed about 146,687 visitors in April, including 126,373 foreigners, 3,365 Arabs, and 14,052 Jordanians, in addition to 1,415 visitors as part of the Urdunna Janna program. The number of visitors to Petra in April jumped by 137 percent compared to last year, 4425 percent for the same month in 2021, and 6 percent compared with April 2019, the PDTRA statistics revealed. Suleiman Farajat, the chief commissioner of the PDTRA, indicated that the surge in visitors’ numbers is propelled by the stability of the region, Petra’s global importance and uniqueness, in addition to the participatory efforts made by various parties to promote the rose-red city, and the Jordanian tourism sites. Farajat also expected that Petra’s visitors will continue to increase and exceed half a million before the end of May, and about a million visitors by the end of this year. The authority is keen to improve the city’s infrastructure and services, he stressed, noting that the second half of 2023 will witness an increase in the number of hotel rooms, with the aim of raising the number of overnight tourists in the region.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Jordan partakes in ABM meeting in Cairo

Jordan has participated in the 80th meeting of the General Assembly of the Arab Bridge Maritime (ABM), recently held in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt and Iraq, together with ABM Chairman Hazem Al-Hafadi, attended the meeting in addition to Jordan, represented by Minister of Public Works and Housing, Minister of Transport, Maher AbulSamen. During the meeting, the General Assembly assessed the balance sheet and the outcomes of ABM’s financial condition for the year 2022, according to a statement made public on Monday. The company’s accomplishments and activities throughout the previous year were also covered. The company’s statistics showed that during the first quarter of 2023, commercial exchange movement along the Aqaba-Nuweiba route climbed by 53%, passenger transport activity increased by 18%, and the percentage of moved cars increased to 192%. “Despite the difficulties it encountered, including the rise in fuel costs and the cost of operational services, the decline in the value of the Egyptian pound relative to the US dollar, and the high rates of inflation that took place globally, the company still managed to produce positive results,” the statement added. Commenting on Jordan’s attendance at the meeting, AbulSamen stated that such gatherings provide an opportunity for officials of the three nations to interact and fortify their connections of cooperation in the area of transportation. He highlighted how the alternatives, work schedules, and strategies developed by the ABM management to improve the Aqaba-Nuweiba route’s competitiveness and increase “passenger” rates on the company’s ships, have all helped the company overcome challenging circumstances and achieve positive results in 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. “The company’s tourism activity on the Aqaba-Taba route also saw an increase of 96%, as a result of transporting tourist groups between the resorts of South Sinai (Taba, St. Catherine, Dahab, Sharm El-Sheikh) and Jordan’s Golden Triangle (Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba),” he added. The minister revealed that the company is in the process of putting a new cargo ship into service during the second half of this year, with a load of up to 100 trucks, as part of its plans to develop and modernize its fleet of ships. “This will maintain the flow of commercial exchange and accommodate the expanding movement of commercial exchange on the Aqaba-Nuweiba route, which connects Arab Asia with Arab Africa, and prevent trucks from building up in ports throughout the peak periods,” he said.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Drug smuggler killed on border with Syria

A drug smuggler was killed late Sunday by the Jordanian border guards on the country’s eastern border with Syria. According to an official military source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army, a group of smugglers was attempting to infiltrate and bring drugs into Jordan when they were intercepted by the border patrol. “The Border Guard forces detected the smugglers and deployed rapid reaction patrols whilst applying rules of engagement and direct fire, killing one of them while the rest fled back to Syrian territory,” the source stated. This was done in coordination with the military security services and the Anti-Narcotics Department. Troops combed the areas where the incident took place and found 133,000 narcotics, Ak-47 rifle, and a lot of ammunition. The army said it will continue to strike with “an iron fist” any smuggling or infiltration attempt targeting national security.

Source: Jordan News Agency

HABIB: LEBANON TO RESUME HOUSING LOANS IN DOLLARS, SUPPORTED BY ARAB FUND FOR ECONOMIC & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of the ‘Banque de l’Habitat’, Antoine Habib, expected the resumption of real estate financing in dollars within a few months, following the completion of the legal and logistical arrangements for the start of the implementation of the provisions of the loan concluded with the ‘Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development’, at a value of 50 million Kuwaiti dinars, equivalent to approximately $160 million. He said in a statement today: ‘The decision to stabilize the loan by the management of the fund, which takes Kuwait as its headquarters, allowed for a leeway amidst the forced cessation of credit and advance operations by commercial and investment banks in Lebanon due to the worsening monetary and financial crises since the fall of 2019 that caused an almost complete blockage of all financing operations.’ Habib indicated that “the bank’s management has begun finalizing the procedural steps required to launch the package of housing loans in dollars, in coordination with the relevant ministries and institutions, and within a plan to resume granting long-term loans in dollars especially to those with low and medium incomes, with the aim of enabling them to own their own homes outside the capital, and in line with the main directions of the bank that envisage an effective contribution to comprehensive development.’ He stressed “the importance of these loans in moving the real estate stagnation”, stressing “the priority of giving loans to people with limited income to own apartments less than 150 meters in villages, cities and the Lebanese countryside to reduce displacement from the countryside, in accordance with the housing bank system.” Habib concluded by underlining the need for Lebanese citizens to regain confidence in themselves and not to give up, pointing to the cooperation of Arab and foreign parties with Lebanon and noting that the Banque de l’Habitat presents the required models through its cooperation with the Arab Fund in the field of housing, and with the United States Agency for Development (USAID) by giving technical assistance for loans regarding sewage treatment in villages, and with the Total Energy Group in the field of solar energy, as well as the credit programs in Lebanese pounds that are launched in the housing and alternative energy sectors.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon