WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington resident Tony Marra, a firefighter for the city of Watertown, is being heralded for his off-duty heroism in response to a serious rollover car accident on Route 38, near the Wilmington Plaza, on the morning of Wednesday, July 18.Around 8:20am, a 38-year-old woman was driving a 2012 Nissan Rogue northbound on Main Street when she reportedly veered to avoid a vehicle pulling out of the Speedway parking lot. Her vehicle rolled over multiple times, landing on its roof.Tony Marra, an off-duty Watertown firefighter, witnessed the accident and quickly jumped into action to assist the driver.“Marra gained entry into the overturned vehicle, helped extricate the patient, and removed the patient from the immediate danger of the running overturned vehicle in an active roadway,” according to Wilmington Fire Lieutenant Robert Varney. “When I reached the patient, Marra had already given the patient a rapid trauma assessment, and had successfully calmed the patient down from an excitable state due to the severity of the accident.”The driver was transported to a local medical facility with non-life threatening injuries. Her vehicle suffered major damage and was towed. Mass Highway was contacted to remove a significant amount of shattered glass from the roadway. Traffic was backed up in the area, with northbound traffic rerouted through the Wilmington Plaza paring lot and one of the two southbound lanes temporarily closed.“Firefighter Marra did not have to stop and help, yet he did not hesitate to jump into action and provide lifesaving care by removing the patient from immediate danger,” Varney wrote in a letter to Watertown Fire Chief Robert Quinn. “Firefighter Marra provided himself an exemplary model of a civil servant, and a Firefighter that you and the town of Watertown should be proud of.”“In a time where the media sometimes only focuses on the negative actions of firefighters, they miss out on the day-to-day heroic actions of firefighters,” added Varney.Rollover crash on July 18 (courtesy of WPD)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Firefighter Praised For Help He Provided To An Injured Woman While Off-DutyIn “Police Log”Wilmington’s Top Public Safety Stories Of 2018In “Police Log”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”
Raghavendra NDr Reddy’s Laboratories is leading an Indian charge of the $130 billion Chinese pharma market, which is the world’s second largest. The likely liberalisation of the market by the Chinese regulator CFDA will benefit Indian pharma companies that have a solid presence in China, which is the world’s second largest pharma market, a report by Edelweiss Group says.Dr Reddy’s, which maintains a robust presence in China through a joint venture, is evolving a strategic plan to increase its revenue from the current $100 million. The company plans to achieve this by introducing new products and including more segments.The market has responded positively to the report with pharma stocks continuing their strong rally in the National Stock Exchange (NSE). Nifty Pharma sectoral benchmark hit a high of 9,278.70 after opening at 9,193.30. The index that benefited from the strong showing of Glenmark, Lupin and Aurobindo Pharma closed at about 9,263, up about 83 points or 0.91 per cent. Dr Reddy’s surged to an intraday high of 2792.55 from the previous close of 2765.20 to close 4.80 or 0.17 per cent up at 2,770.The company will strengthen its presence by scaling up the joint venture business and increasing the number of “dossier submissions and entries into new therapeutic areas,” MV Ramana, CEO, branded markets (India and emerging markets) of Dr Reddy’s, told Financial Express. According to Edelweiss, Dr Reddy’s, the largest foreign player in China, is poised to benefit from regulatory changes in the country. Dr Reddy’s plans to launch about 60 products and improve revenue significantly over the next seven to eight years, according to the report. PixabayThe company’s strong local partnerships have helped it commercialise some of the imported brands, the report says. The company’s revenue in FY18 was $100 million, with the help of its Canada-based joint venture Kunshan Rotam Reddy.”The size and growth of the market, our long presence and also the recent changes in China’s regulatory framework make this an attractive space for Dr Reddy’s. In terms of market size and expanded generic opportunity, China is the second largest pharma market with $130 billion in size, and generics form 65 per cent of the hospital market. About 22 per cent of the market is with off-patent innovators. While shortening the market access and reimbursement timelines for innovative drugs, China intends to replace the off-patent innovators with high-quality generics that opens up this share of the market to generic firms,” Ramana said.Dr Reddy’s US/EU portfolio mostly comply with Chinese regulations, while additional China-specific studies might be required in the case of some. “While in the past five years, we have had some good pipeline of filings, the plan is to scale this up and file a good number of dossiers in next few years,” he said.The Edelweiss report states that a growing Chinese pharma market and a relaxed Chinese drug regulator, CFDA, are likely to attract many Indian generic players. The relaxed norms may allow Indian companies to file their USFDA-approved products in China and get CFDA approval within months in the normal course. Among the drugs in demand, the most prominent are those for obesity, diabetes, respiratory illness and cancer.”While the regulations have been aligned with International Council of Harmonisation (ICH), there are China-specific requirements, which could pose challenges. Dr Reddy’s will continue to work to build strong regulatory capability and build on our experience to increase the probability of success for any new filing,” the report quoted Ramana as saying.
‘The Winds of Winter’ release date might come as a surprise to the fansReutersThere was a time when fans simply couldn’t control their excitement after seeing a brand new episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The previous episodes from earlier seasons were full of shocking moments, some amazing twists, unpredictable endings, and brilliant writing. Everything, however, changed when the highly acclaimed fantasy drama started airing its season 8.Game of Thrones season 8 is heavily criticized by fans from all around the world. Fans are not happy how the creators have changed Daenerys Targaryen’s story arc and in just one episode made her the Mad Queen. Fans are even disappointed by the creators over not working on the prophecies of Azor Ahai and never fully using Bran Stark’s three-eyed-raven powers.Fans from around the world had high expectations with this show but somehow, everyone is wondering what went wrong with this ongoing season. The creators had a brilliant budget and had the best crew in the world. To produce six episodes, the team took around two years and fans were expecting to see something amazing but it failed to achieve all those hypes.That being said, there is one person who can still fix everything — George RR Martin. Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones season 8Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)The characters of HBO’s Game of Thrones are adapted from George RR Martin’s highly praised book series. The author is surprisingly quiet on Twitter ever since season 8 episode 1 premiered on HBO. The author had mixed feelings about the direction of his stories. As earlier mentioned, he stated that he thinks there should be more seasons to wrap up the story of all these characters. In addition to this, in a recent interview, he somehow implied to have a creative difference between himself and Game of Thrones’ showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff.So, how George RR Martin can still save Game of Thrones? Well, the author is yet to finish the last two novels in this saga and can actually change the narrative in the best way possible. It is up to him how he is going to bring an end to Night King and how he can present the final facedown between Cersei Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen.George RR Martin must be aware of all the criticism the show is facing at this moment and he will be doing everything in his power to avoid these mistakes.That being said, George RR Martin’s last Game of Thrones book, A Dance With Dragons was released back in 2011 and the content helped till season five. Martin’s next book in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring has no publishing dates. Fans may have to wait another couple of years to read these stories and accepting a good conclusion to their favourite characters.
ESPN International has appointed Arne Rees as vice-president, international digital media.Rees will be responsible for expanding the digital growth of ESPN around the world, working closely with the company’s regional offices. Rees was most recently vice-president of ESPN in the US, assisting George Bodenheimer, executive chairman of the sports broadcaster.“Digital properties throughout ESPN’s international businesses continue to be a major priority and are key to our future growth,” said Russell Wolff, executive vice-president and managing director, ESPN International. “Our efforts online, with mobile devices and our vibrant broadband products all have significant momentum, and we will benefit from Arne’s digital, business development, and sports experience moving forward.”