33K New COVID Cases, 279 Deaths In U.S.

ATyr Pharma Surges 40% On Positive Data From Pulmonary Sarcoidosis Drug Trial

Shares of aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE) are gaining nearly 40% on Monday after the clinical-stage biotherapeutics company and its Hong Kong Subsidiary, Pangu BioPharma, announced positive data from a phase 1b/2a clinical trial demonstrating consistent dose response of ATYR1923 in pulmonary sarcoidosis.

LIFE is currently trading at $7.56, up $2.08 or 38.03%, on the Nasdaq, on a volume of 39.7 million shares, far above the average volume of 181 thousand. The stock has traded between $2.93 to $8.33 per share in the past 52-week period. The stock’s value has more than doubled in that time frame.

According to the company, ATYR1923 was safe and well-tolerated at all doses with no drug-related serious adverse events or signal of immunogenicity.

Pulmonary sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formulation of granulomas, clumps of inflammatory cells, in one or more organs of the body. Approximately 200,000 Americans live with pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Lane closures on I-70 in Clear Creek County

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working to improve Interstate 70 before the weather turns.

Maintenance crews are repaving a stretch of Interstate 70 in Clear Creek County over the next two weeks. CDOT says the road is worn from heavy travel.

Single lane closures will occur for eastbound I-70 in the Silver Plume area from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Wednesday nights from Sept. 12 to Sept. 22. There will not be any work on Thursdays through the weekends as CDOT hopes to minimize traffic impacts.

Guy Nattiv Signs With Range Media Partners

EXCLUSIVE: Academy Award winner Guy Nattiv has signed with Range Media Partners.

His upcoming directorial feature, Golda, will star Helen Mirren in the titular role as Israel’s only female prime minister, Golda Meir. The biopic chronicles the dramatic events and high-stakes decisions Meir faced during the Yom Kippur War, which followed Egypt, Syria and Jordan’s surprise attack on the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights in 1973. Bleecker Street and ShivHans will distribute the film in the U.S.

In 2019, Nattiv won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Skin, which he then developed into a full-length feature starring Jamie Bell, Vera Farmiga and Danielle Macdonald. The film was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize for best first-time director at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, where it was also acquired by A24. Nattiv is the third Israeli ever to win an Academy Award.

Nattiv continues to be repped by ADD Agency, ICM Partners and Cohen & Gardner.

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Kinetic forays into EV kit business

Company targeting three-wheeler makers, says MD Firodia

Kinetic Engineering Ltd. said it had transformed itself into an auto components firm making mainly gear boxes and EV parts.

The company, which had earlier been making losses, had been in the profit zone for the last two quarters, said managing director Ajinkya Firodia.

In its former avatar, it used to make the Luna brand of mopeds and the Kinetic Honda scooter. It had outstanding debt of ₹250 crore that it has now repaid.

It has come out with an Electric Vehicle (EV) kit for the manufacture of EV three-wheelers that are in demand, following incentives provided by the government, the company said.

Since the government is encouraging EV supplies from domestic sources, the company is expecting major demand for EV kits, “We are celebrating 50 years… our company has now converted into an auto component manufacture,” Mr. Firodia said.

“We have developed a complete EV kit that is 100% Indian. We are supplying the axle and gear box, and have sourced the motor and controller from domestic third parties,” he said. Demand in India for EV three-wheelers is about 20,000, sourced mostly from China.

The firm is expecting ₹40 crore of business from this business and and will soon introduce a kit for EV two-wheeler assembly, he said.

California Farmers, Worried About Water, May Be a Force in Recall Vote

Many say they favor ousting Gov. Gavin Newsom because of high taxes and restrictions on water use in the current drought.

By Christina Morales

33K New COVID Cases, 279 Deaths In U.S.

With 33,807 new cases of coronavirus infections reported in the United States on Sunday, the national total has increased to 40,955,260, as per the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

279 additional casualties took the national COVID death toll to 659,975.

As usual, Sunday’s lower metrics are attributed to reporting delays over the weekends.

California reported the most number of new cases – 7,392 – at the weekend, while Texas reported the most COVID-related deaths – 136.

California is the worst affected state in terms of both the COVID metrics, with 4484,046 cases and a total of 67,218 people dying due to the disease there.

1620,212 tests were conducted nationally on Sunday, according to data compiled by New York Times.

The number of people hospitalized due to coronavirus infection in the country has slightly fallen, to 100,995.

31,871,868 people have so far recovered from the disease in the country.

As per the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 178,692,875 people in the United States, or 53.8 percent of the population, have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. This includes 82.5 percent of people above 65.

209,437,152 people, or 63.1 percent of the population, have received at least one dose.

A total of 380,241,903 vaccine doses have been administered so far nationally.