Monthly Archives: March 2017

Purdue Puts Exclamation Point on Season with Big Road Win

Purdue flexed its muscles on the road Sunday with a four point victory at Northwestern. Blowing a nine-point lead in the last minutes of the game, the Boilermakers hung on for the victory in the closing seconds, coming out with 69-65 victory.


The Boilermakers were led by Vincent Edwards who scored a game-high 25 points and Caleb Swanigan’s 20 points and 14 rebounds, his 25th double-double of the year. Northwestern was led by Byrant McIntosh who led all scorers with 25 points.


Purdue fell behind early in the first half playing before a hostile crowd in Welsh-Ryan Arena, hosting its last game before being closed for renovations. Purdue trailed 12-21 at the 12:29 point, when Scott Lindsey hit a three-point shot. But Northwestern then went almost five minutes without scoring as Purdue finally took the lead 23-21 with 8:03 to go on Swanigan’s three-pointer. The half ended knotted at 37 for both teams.


In second half the score continue to be close until Purdue was able to open up a nine-point lead, 59-50, on a Swanigan dunk with 7:03 to play. However, Northwestern continued to chip away as the Boilermakers went scoreless and trailed by only two with 3:53 left. At this point, Purdue started feeding Swanigan down low who either made baskets or made free throws to maintain a small lead. Nathan Taphorn had an opportunity to tie the game but shot an air ball from the perimeter. Vince Edwards made two more free throws with four seconds left to seal the victory.


The win greatly improved the Boilermaker’s NCAA tournament resume, marking the second time this year they have gone on the road to defeat a ranked team and third road victory against top-fifty RPI team. As the number one seed in the Big Ten Tournament, Purdue will not play again until next Friday afternoon when the will play the winner of the Illinois-Michigan winner in the quarterfinals in Washington DC.




JeanMarie Guenot’s Exceptional Career in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Industry


JeanMarie Guenot is the manager of the well-known Amphivena Therapeutics. She trained in physical and medicinal chemistry, majoring in quantum mechanical and semi-empirical methods for molecular dynamics, X-ray and NMR refinement, protein structure prediction, and drug design. She got her MBA from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Ph. D. from the University of California. Guenot boasts over 20 years’ experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. She founded and managed the SKS Ocular. She also served as the co-head of Corporate & Business Development unit at PDL BioPharma, according to her website:

Guenot’s fruitful scientific career commenced at Hoffman-La Roche, where she worked as the principal scientist in Preclinical R&D. Her responsibility was to develop drugs for metabolic & autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and oncology. Guenot’s business career, on the other hand, can be traced back at Atlas Ventures, where she managed venture capital investments. JeanMarie Guenot also served as the Hoffman-La Roche business adviser in Basel and Shanghai China between 2008 and 2009. In 2005, the Bio Business Network honored her with the BioBusiness Network Innovative Bio-Partnering Award. A year later, she received a deal of distinction from the Licensing Executives Society.


About Amphivena Therapeutics


Amphivena Therapeutics Inc. is a company based in San Francisco that specializes in developing bi-functional antibody remedies for hematologic malignancies. The company is currently developing an innovative antibody therapy aimed at eradicating blood cancer. In a Series A financing led by MPM Capital, Amphivena Therapeutics garnered over $14 Million in July 2013. In 2015, the company hit yet another milestone by selecting a clinical candidate for further development in hematologic malignancies against an undisclosed tumor.


Contribution to Society


Through her inventions, JeanMarie Guenot has immensely impacted on the lives of many people. She has discovered drugs that cure inflammation and autoimmune diseases. She has led the fight against diseases like cancer through her commitment to research and drug development.


Presence on social media


Most of JeanMarie’s Facebook and Twitter posts are about her discoveries. Case in point, she tweeted about AMV564, a drug she recently discovered that could serve as a treatment for myeloid Leukemia.

Two Cities Join Forces for One Trail:

Residents in Fishers and Noblesville will be able to walk or ride on a new trail that will run between the two cities. The mayors of the two cities, Fishers’ Scott Fadness and Noblesville’s John Distlear, announced their communities will team up, along with the Hamilton County government, to create the Nickel Plate Trail. This trail will be built over the former Nickel Plate Rail Line. The development plans call for a paved path a little over nine miles long and 14 feet wide. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, and skaters will be able to use the trail, which will run between 96th Street in Fishers to Pleasant Street in Noblesville. The cost of the project is estimated to be $9.3 million, which comes out to nearly $1 million per mile. Your text to link…


Mayor Fadness said the Nickel Plate Trail will give the residents of both cities the chance to experience what those communities have to offer. The trail will give those who use it access to the downtown areas of both Fishers and Noblesville.


Residents of the two cities will have a chance to hear more about the trail project and comment about it. Two town halls on the subject are scheduled, the first for March 21st at Fishers City Hall, the second March 23rd at Noblesville City Hall.


Hamilton County is in the center of Indiana, ten miles north of Indianapolis, and boasts a population of more than 274,000. Noblesville, the county seat, has around 52,000 people, and Fishers has a population of more than 76,000.

Equities First Holdings: Focusing in Stock Based Loans

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The Associated Press Angers Vice President Pence

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, Vice President Mike Pence complained via Twitter that the Associated Press printed the personal email address used by his wife, Karen, although the email address is still active and she is not a politician. He also tweeted a link to a letter that his lawyer sent Gary Pruitt, the President and CEO of the Associated Press about the matter.


Critics believe that this is merely another example of Republicans trying to “change the narrative” so that news outlets and the public focus less on their wrongdoings. In this case, an investigative news report revealed this week that Pence used his private email address to conduct government and homeland security matters while he was governor of Indiana and that his account had been hacked by a scammer last summer. This action is newsworthy on its own because of the huge breach in security it represents. In combination with Pence’s repeated criticisms of Hillary Clinton for the same actions, the bigger story is the vice president’s hypocritical behavior. Worse yet, Pence actively attempted to block the release of his emails to the government and public by Friday even though both he and the president urged members of the public to hack and release Clinton’s emails while on the campaign trail.


Pence claimed in the letter and tweets that his wife received hate mail because of the AP story. He demanded the removal of the address and an apology. The AP did remove it as soon as they confirmed that it was in fact still an active account. Pence’s lawyer referred to the AP’s actions as reckless and irresponsible and called the conduct of the publisher “reprehensible.” As pointed out by several media outlets, Karen Pence’s email address was part of a records release accessible to the public.

Notre Dame Starts Spring Practice

The Fighting Irish opened spring training camping on Wednesday with the eternal optimism of every new season along with the anxiousness of trying to outrun the dark clouds of last season. While losing a number of key cogs of last season’s team, including quarterback DeShown Kizer, Coach Kelly brings in a top-25 recruiting class to an already talent-laden team. But beyond slotting names into positions, Coach Kelly is face with finding a cure for the malaise that infected last year’s team.


The Irish have six weeks of spring camp culminating with the Blue-Gold game on April 22. Irish coach Brian Kelly laid out the schedule for the next six weeks, which include 14 practice sessions prior to the spring game. Notre Dame has made a number of tactical changes and will be welcoming six new coaches including new offensive coordinator Chip Long and defensive coordinator Mike Elko. But more importantly, Kelly will try to find an answer for Notre Dame’s inability to finish games as the repeatedly loss leads. Kelly has decided to take a more hands-on approach to the team this year. “It’s pretty clear that my players want me to be more involved with the entire football team,” Kelly commented. “They like it when I’m there in the morning. They like when I’m around. They like when I’m having breakfast with them. They like when I’m available to them.”


Chief among objectives for spring is to settle on a new quarterback. The heir apparent is Junior Brandon Wimbush is a herald dual threat quarterback from New Jersey. The other player in the mix is freshman pro-style quarterback, Ian Book from California. Kelly plans for Wimbush to handle 60 percent of the snaps with Ian Book take 40 percent. Both players will be under the tutelage of Notre Dame alumni Tommy Rees who has returned as the new quarterback coach.

Pence Hands Over Frighteningly High Number of Emails

After the surprising revelation on Thursday, March 3, that Vice President Mike Pence used his personal home-based AOL email address to conduct government business and interact with homeland security representatives and speak about sensitive security matters, Pence released to the state 13 boxes of emails. His representatives also indicated that more emails were forthcoming.


A spokesperson for the current governor, Eric Holcomb, told the media that Pence’s contacts informed them that the state had in its public records “a lot” of these emails already on file, but no one has yet confirmed these claims. In Indiana, no law prevents state employees from using personal email accounts to contact government accounts and conduct business. Pence saved government data on private AOL servers during the nearly four years that he was the governor of Indiana.


One concern so far is that the state doesn’t currently have all of Pence’s emails because he apparently hid his use of his private email account and failed to hand over the records when he left office. Marc Lotter, a spokesperson for Pence, implied Friday that this has been a case of miscommunication. He claimed that Pence’s lawyers attempted to hand over all of the records on January 9, but Holcomb’s people were unable to give them guidance on where to take the records.


Pence’s critics were quick to point out that his staff should have already known where to take the records. They noted that if the records had been previously printed and prepared, then the vice president’s lawyers should have been able to take all of the emails to Indiana state offices on Thursday after the story broke. Since many of the emails were confidential in nature, those emails are currently unavailable to the public. Some are also supposedly still being reviewed by Pence’s lawyers.


Pence Delivers Emails to State Government

The office of Vice President Pence handed over thirteen boxes of emails to the Indiana state government on Thursday to be archived in accordance with state law. The delivery of the emails came in the midst of a controversy about former Governor Pence using a private AOL account to carry on state business.


The emails were turned over pursuant to state transparency requirements that require emails be archived for public review. The emails include government accounts on state government servers and from the former governor’s AOL account that the Indianapolis Star reveal existed this week. While state law in Indiana allows government officials to use private emails for government business, cyber-security experts argue that private accounts are less secure than government accounts. The Star also reported that Governor Pence’s AOL account had been hacked and been used to send out fraudulent solicitations for money.


The revelations of Pence’s private email account has sent the Washington media establishment into a feeding frenzy. Many Democrats have accused Pence and the Republicans of hypocrisy in attacking Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in her capacity as Secretary of State. Vice-President Pence has responded that there is no comparison as no email were destroyed and he was not handling classified information. In a prepared statement released by the Vice-President’s office “Similar to previous governors, during his time as Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence maintained a state email account and a personal email account. As Governor, Mr. Pence fully complied with Indiana law regarding email use and retention. Government emails involving his state and personal accounts are being archived by the state consistent with Indiana law, and are being managed according to Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act.”


Attorneys for Pence stated that they had tried to deliver the Vice-President’s emails back in January on his last day as governor. However, they were returned due to a lack of clarity as to what to do with them.

Pence Critics Laughing at the Irony

On Friday, March 3, 2017, a passenger aboard an American Airlines’ flight posted a photo online of Hillary Clinton who happened to also be traveling on the same plane. By Saturday, the image drew worldwide praise from Clinton supporters and critics of Vice President Mike Pence because it aptly displayed the irony of the situation. It showed Clinton holding her cellphone in her hands while distracted by a headline on a USA Today newspaper: “Pence used personal email in office.”


On the presidential campaign trail, Pence heavily criticized Clinton for discussing government topics as Secretary of State via a private email account and server. He and Donald Trump both demanded that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department go after Clinton for breaking the law claiming that “no one is above the law.” They claimed that Clinton’s actions made it possible for hackers and state actors to access classified sensitive information, but no federal laws existed that stated Clinton couldn’t use her personal account. The FBI failed to prove during two separate investigations that Clinton’s account was ever hacked. In fact, the so-called WikiLeaks “Clinton emails” are only about or from Clinton. They were taken from John Podesta’s personal Gmail account and not hacked directly from her account.


Trump used the scandal to convince his supporters that Clinton was a criminal and incompetent. The words “Lock her up!” along with imprisonment signs were common themes during his campaign. Yet, now Trump is facing the fact that his vice president was apparently even more “extremely careless” with sensitive government data since Pence’s personal AOL account was actually hacked last summer. Critics wonder when the president plans to start asking the FBI and Justice to investigate Pence and “Lock him up!” even though Pence claims that he broke no actual laws.


Big Road Construction Project to Start in Indianapolis:

Motorists will be dealing with road closures and detours in one part of southern Indianapolis for the next few months. Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation have begun a multi-million dollar improvement project on I-65 and I-465 in the area of Lick Creek. The goal of this project is to reconstruct six bridges along those interstates. Because of this work, the I-465 eastern loop ramp that connects to northbound I-65 will be closed for the duration of the project. Detours will be set up to guide motorists to the Southport Road exit in order for them to get back onto northbound I-65. However, two lanes of I-65 north will be closed so work crews can paint temporary lane markings. Temporary concrete barriers will also be set up to aid in traffic shifts. As a result, northbound I-65 will have three lanes, while southbound I-65 will have only two lanes. This traffic shift is expected to be in place through the summer. Your text to link…


For late summer, crews will shift all traffic on I-65 to the southbound lanes while work takes place on the northbound lanes. Speed limits in the work zones will be reduced from 55 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour. Most work takes place during night time hours.


The I-65/I-465 project costs $19.6 million. I-65 runs north and south through Indianapolis, giving drivers straight shots to Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky. I-465 encircles the city, with easy access to Indianapolis International Airport, Eagle Creek Park, and Castleton.




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