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“This transaction will create a new world-leading specialist dermatology business and re-energise our existing dermatology products.”

Andrew Witty, GSK chief executive, comments on the company’s $3.6bn move for Stiefel Laboratories (Financial Times).

“We still have every intention of pursuing a drilling program in the Beaufort and the Chukchi.”

Pete Slaiby, Shell’s Alaskan general manager, says the oil company is determined to drill for oil and gas off Alaska despite a court ruling last week that federal leasing under which it acquired Chukchi Sea exploration rights is illegal (Reuters).

“It’s been a labour of love which presented enormous challenges. It embodies everything I love about this fascinating shark.”

Alastair Gibson, former chief mechanic at Honda’s F1 team, comments on his move into art with a £25,000 two-and-a-half metre shark made from carbon fibre and parts from Jenson Button’s 2008 Formula 1 car (Daily Telegraph).

“Irrespective of any reform, a number of fishing fleets are two-three times the size needed to catch the available fish.”

Uta Bellion, director of the Pew Environment Group’s EU marine programme, comments on the European Commission’s new green paper on fisheries policy (BBC).


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