Figures reveal more UK firms turning to shadow banking

first_img Express KCS Figures reveal more UK firms turning to shadow banking NON-BANK lenders recorded 50 deals in the UK and mainland Europe in the first three months of 2015, financing 33 takeovers. Alternative lending is on the rise in the UK, with 28 of those 50 occurring in Britain, financial services giant Deloitte said today in its Alternative Lender Deal Tracker.These lenders range from larger asset managers to smaller funds set up by ex-investment professionals.“The alternative lenders continue their forward march, alongside the mainstream banks. We expect to see more M&A [mergers and acquisitions] from private corporates fuelled by funding from alternative lenders,” said Fenton Burgin, head of UK debt advisory at Deloitte.“This relatively new type of debt financing is providing opportunities for privately owned companies accessing debt for larger scale acquisitions that were traditionally beyond their capability.” Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressUndo Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Sunday 7 June 2015 11:44 pm Sharelast_img read more

China’s first cancer immunotherapy will be priced at about half of what it costs in the U.S.

first_img Log In | Learn More The blockbuster cancer drug Opdivo will be sold for about $84,000 per year in the Chinese market, before discounts — meaning that China’s first cancer immunotherapy will come at about half the price it costs in the U.S.The price tag for the Bristol-Myers Squibb drug, which is in line with analysts’ expectations, will be an early test of whether the Chinese market can support a coming wave of innovative but pricey medicines. By Rebecca Robbins Aug. 21, 2018 Reprints What is it? What’s included? Pharma Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.center_img China’s first cancer immunotherapy will be priced at about half of what it costs in the U.S. GET STARTED Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags biotechnologyChinafinancepharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

What the Democrats said about ‘big pharma’ — and why it matters

first_img Log In | Learn More GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? About the Author Reprints Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED By Lev Facher June 28, 2019 Reprints What is it? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Democratic presidential candidates (from left) former tech executive Andrew Yang; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) take the stage for the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami, Florida. Drew Angerer/Getty Imagescenter_img Tags Congressdrug pricingpolicySTAT+White House Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Politics Lev Facher [email protected] What the Democrats said about ‘big pharma’ — and why it matters @levfacher WASHINGTON — Practically the first words spoken at the first Democratic primary debate on Wednesday zeroed in on drug companies, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) fingered biopharma as a prime example of corporate excess and a culprit for an economic system skewed in favor of the wealthy.Democrats rushed to echo Warren’s remarks, sharply criticizing “Big Pharma” for its lobbying presence in Washington, for high drug prices, and for furthering the opioid crisis. All told, nine of the 20 candidates worked drug industry jabs into their remarks.last_img read more

Florida man accused of exposing himself on Keewaydin Island

first_imgAdvertisementFWC officers caught up with Reyes who was at the helm of the vessel and performed field sobriety tests. The 22-year-old failed multiple field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer, according to the arrest report. Reyes is facing charges of BUI and exposure of sexual organs. He was taken to the Naples Jail Center. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments NAPLES, Fla. – A Lehigh Acres man is accused of exposing his genitals from a boat at Hurricane Pass near Keewaydin Island Saturday around 6 p.m..Janser Reyes, 22, is facing charges after a 51-year-old woman told officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) she spotted Reyes urinating off a boat and waving his penis and testicles at women, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. The witness told officers the man looked at her and her husband shook his genitals at them and said “well, if you’ve got to look then?”The 22-year-old then walked to the front of the rental boat and kissed his girlfriend, the witness said. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS No Content Available AdvertisementTags: Keewaydin AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

In Pictures: Laois Novice Road Race Championships get underway

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic Vicarstown was the venue on Sunday last for the Downey’s Suzuki Laois Novice Road Race Championships.Hosted by Oughaval AC, the race took place under the shadow of Storm Denis. The rains held off, but the wind made it’s presence felt.In a departure from previous years, the juveniles did not have their own programme, but raced in the junior parkrun at 11am.The conditions for parkrun were difficult, Storm Denis last weekend and Storm Ciara the weekend had left the course quite soft.The full results can be found here.The Novice Ladies completed the 3k lap, with the last kilometre along the canal, and into the wind.Michelle Brennan, St. Abbans, was the winner, with Aisling Bohan, Portlaoise, second, and Gillian Cunningham, Portlaoise, third.Portlaoise AC took the team title – Aisling, Gillian, Anna Duggan and Sandra Fitzpatrick –  with St Abbans 2nd thanks to Michelle, Elaine Connolly, Mairead O’Doherty and Sharon Buggy.The Ballyroan Abbeyleix and District ladies took bronze with just two points to spare over St Michael’s of Portarlington – the Ballyroan Abbeyliex quartet of Aine McDonald, Elaine Mahoney, Mairead Sinnott and Agnes Fennelly scored 62 points, with St Michael’s quartet of Theresa Broughill, Valerie McAuliffe, Aileen Doyle and Geraldine Cullen on 64 points.The Novice Men faced into the wind on two locations, with the race starting well down the canal road.Cian Kelly took an early lead and was never troubled. The real competition was for silver and bronze, with Noel Burke (Ballyroan Abbeyleix and District) and Mick Kelly (St Abban’s) eventually getting away from David O’Hara and Liam Buggy (Ballyfin AC).There were seven teams in the race, a great number to have in such difficult conditions. St Abban’s took gold – Cian Kelly, Mick Kelly, Jamie Malone and William Kelly scoring 18 points.Ballyfin had David O’Hara, Liam Buggy, Tony Cox and Luke Hyland in second place on 32 points. The host club, Oughaval AC just held off Ballyraon Abbeyleix to take bronze – Paddy McLoughlin, Cathal Connaughton, Joseph Fitzpatrick and Brian Hogan on 55 points, with Noel Burke, Jimmy Nerney, Josh Lennon and Ronan O’Reilly on 59 points.The next road race championship will be the Senior Championship.It will be hosted in St Abban’s on Sunday March 22nd.Check out some great pictures from Andrew Murray below: Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival In Pictures: Laois Novice Road Race Championships get underway Electric Picnic Pinterest Home Sport Athletics In Pictures: Laois Novice Road Race Championships get underway SportAthletics Facebook SEE ALSO – Laois teacher launches new Junior Cert Home Economics cookbookcenter_img TAGSBallyroan Abbeyleix and District ACOughval ACPortlaoise ACSt Abban’s AC Previous articleFundraiser launched for Laois mother as she awaits heart transplantNext articlePeople reporting drug dealing should be ‘protected at all times’ Orla Dunne By Orla Dunne – 19th February 2020 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

SEC fines 19 firms for short selling violations

first_imgIE Staff OSC, IIROC call for tips on abusive shorts Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Short sellingCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twittercenter_img ESMA sustains short-selling vigilance U.S. securities regulators have sanctioned 19 firms, including a Canadian company, with violating rules designed to prevent market manipulation by participating in a stock offering soon after short selling the same stock. Last year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its intention to step up enforcement of its rule, known as Rule 105, that prohibits short selling a stock within five business days of participating in an offering for that same stock. This sort of trading may produce illicit profits for the traders and reduce the offering proceeds for a company by artificially depressing the market price shortly before the company prices the stock, the SEC says. On Tuesday, the commission announced the latest series of sanctions as part of this ongoing enforcement initiative. It says that its investigations found that 19 firms, and one individual trader, engaged in short selling in the days leading up to a follow-on public offering. Every firm, and the individual trader, have agreed to settle the SEC’s charges and pay a combined total of more than $9 million in disgorgement, interest, and penalties, it says. Most of the firms sanctioned by the SEC are based in the U.S., but it also includes Montreal-based Formula Growth Ltd., which agreed to pay disgorgement of $42,488 (U.S. dollars), prejudgment interest of $4,255.15, and a penalty of $65,000. According to the order settling the case, in 2011, Formula Growth sold short 59,132 shares of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) during the restricted period in the days leading up to a common stock offering. The order says that the firm received an allocation of 25,000 shares in that offering, and that it made a $42,488 profit on the short sales. The SEC notes that its enforcement division is able to quickly identify potential violations of these rules through close coordination with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the SEC’s National Exam Program. It also expedites these cases by using uniform methodologies for determining trading profits and deciding penalties. “Rule 105 is an important preventive measure designed to protect issuers from downward pressure on their stock price in advance of offerings,” said Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC’s division of enforcement. “These charges should remind investment advisers and others of the need for robust and comprehensive compliance programs covering Rule 105 compliance.” CSA tackles traders who “short and distort”last_img read more

Clark County Public Health officials monitoring coronavirus outbreak

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Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). center_img Clark County Public Health officials monitoring coronavirus outbreakPosted by Chris BrownDate: Thursday, January 23, 2020in: Healthshare 0 With one case confirmed in Washington state, officials believe risk remains low CLARK COUNTY — As flu season appears to be hitting its peak in Southwest Washington, public health officials have a new virus to be concerned about.The coronavirus is a common virus that can mutate to create new outbreaks, such as SARS or MERs. Photo courtesy Centers for Disease ControlThe coronavirus is a common virus that can mutate to create new outbreaks, such as SARS or MERs. Photo courtesy Centers for Disease ControlThe novel coronavirus, a new form of a common family of viruses, appears to have originated in Wuhan, China, a city of over 11 million people located approximately 700 miles south of Beijing.Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Public Health officer. Photo courtesy Clark County Public HealthDr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Public Health officer. Photo courtesy Clark County Public HealthWhile many may not have heard the term coronavirus before, they’re likely familiar with SARS and MERs. The former killed 770 people in 2002-2003, and the latter had a death rate of 30-40 percent. Both were strains of coronavirus.Thus far, health officials believe this new strain is likely less deadly than SARS or MERs. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been approximately 450 confirmed cases within China, though some world health experts anticipate the exact number could be much higher. Out of those, there have been 17 reported deaths, largely amongst the elderly or people with preexisting health conditions.As with any modern disease, there is a risk that it will spread beyond its apparent country of origin. So far the only known case of novel coronavirus in the United States is in a Snohomish County, Washington man who had recently returned from Wuhan.Dr. Alan Melnick, public health officer for Clark County, told the Board of Public Health at this week’s monthly meeting that passengers from China are being routed through JFK in New York, LAX in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Chicago, where they are being screened upon arrival for a fever, which can be a sign of the virus.But that system had yet to be put in place when the man, who hasn’t been identified but is in his 30s, arrived at SeaTac Airport on Jan. 15. He reported feeling ill the day after arriving, and is now in an isolation ward at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. He is said to be in good condition.Health officials on Wednesday said they are actively monitoring 16 people who were in close contact with the man, including daily phone calls. At this point they won’t be quarantined unless they report feeling ill.“We don’t know exactly when people with this infection are contagious,” Dr. Melnick said. “We believe, from what I’ve heard so far, the incubation period is about 14 days.”Melnick says they have sent notifications to local healthcare providers that they should be asking any patient, even at reception when they first come in, whether they have been out of the country recently, specifically to China. They have also received instructions on providing masks for any patients who may present symptoms, and how to collect specimens to submit for testing.So far, Melnick adds, the risk to the public, at least in the United States, appears to be quite low.“There’s no evidence of sustained transmission yet,” he says, “So the risk to the public is pretty low.”It is believed this coronavirus may have started in animals, then transferred to humans attending an outdoor market in Wuhan that was selling fish and wild livestock. There have been several cases in people who hadn’t been to the market, however, leading investigators to believe the virus can spread from human to human. Human coronaviruses are passed through coughing and sneezing, close personal contact, touching objects with the virus on it and then touching the mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands, according to the CDC.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : City of Vancouver officials call for submissions for new public art project Next : Clark County TODAY • Episode 12 • January 23, 2020AdvertisementThis is placeholder text guestLabel guestLabellast_img read more

2016 International Chardonnay Symposium Celebrates the World’s Favorite Grape

first_imgHome Industry News Releases 2016 International Chardonnay Symposium Celebrates the World’s Favorite GrapeIndustry News ReleasesWine Business2016 International Chardonnay Symposium Celebrates the World’s Favorite GrapeBy Press Release – December 9, 2015 32 0 TAGSChadonnayInternational Chardonnay Symposium Linkedin AdvertisementCalifornia’s Central Coast hosts a global celebration of ChardonnayDecember 9, 2015 (Pismo Beach, CA) –The world’s foremost gathering of Chardonnay producers, The International Chardonnay Symposium (TheChardonnaySymposium.com), will feature a line-up of top global Chardonnay winemakers, sommeliers, media, trade, foodies and wine enthusiasts during this year’s events, May 12-14, 2016. The Symposium will take place in the classic California beach towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach with a grand tasting at the picturesque Greengate Ranch & Vineyard (GreengateWeddings.com) in Edna Valley wine country.A sampling of panel discussions include:Wente Clone Comparative TastingWhat’s Oak Got to Do With It?Pairing Chardonnay With Artisanal CheeseDigging In: An International Look at the Effects of TerroirAdditional events include a Vintners’ Wine Tech Symposium, Sommelier Chardonnay Challenge, Grand Tasting, La Paulée Dinner and Awards Ceremony and new to this year’s event, the Pét-Nat, Sparkling Wine and Oysters Gala. Early-bird tickets to the Saturday Grand Tasting are available and can be purchased by visiting TheChardonnaySymposium.com.Complimentary tickets for qualified media to the three-day event can be requested by emailing [email protected] The International Chardonnay SymposiumThe International Chardonnay Symposium attracts winemakers, sommeliers, media, trade, foodies, wine enthusiasts and tastemakers from across the globe to enjoy and study the world’s favorite grape. When the discussion ends, there’s plenty of time for exploring nearby Central Coast wineries as well as the hosting seaside resort towns of Pismo Beach and Avila Beach that offer downtown winetasting rooms, pristine beaches, surfing and kayaking, hiking and biking trails, farm-to-table and seaport-inspired cuisine, boutique shopping, and more. The International Chardonnay Symposium is sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine, The SOMM Journal, Pismo Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau, Avila Beach Tourism Alliance, and the California Highway 1 Discovery Route. For more information, visit TheChardonnaySymposium.com.About Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, & Highway 1 Discovery Route of SLO CountySan Luis Obispo County’s Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and the Highway 1 Discovery Route destination towns are located on California’s famous Central Coast, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. With miles of pristine Pacific coastline, enjoy great weather, a plethora of outdoor activities, rich wild life and nature preserves, downtown wine tasting rooms, and the neighboring world class wine producing regions of the Edna Valley, Avila Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley, Santa Maria Valley and Paso Robles. For information on the wide variety of lodging choices, accommodating every budget and lifestyle, visit Classiccalifornia.com, VisitAvilaBeach.com and Highway1DiscoveryRoute.com.Advertisement Email Pinterest Share Twitter Facebook ReddIt Previous articleFEMA Releases Severe El Nino Disaster Response Plan For California, Arizona, NevadaNext articleZonin1821 Launches ‘Dress Code’ Collection Press Releaselast_img read more

Senator says Digital Parliament needed

first_imgRelatedSenator says Digital Parliament needed Advertisements RelatedSenator says Digital Parliament needed FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Opposition Senator, Norman Grant, has tabled a motion in the Senate, seeking to have the use of communications technology by members permitted in Gordon House, seat of Jamaica’s Parliament. Senator Grant’s motion challenges one of the “hallowed” traditions of the Parliament, which insists that members of both the upper and lower Houses should make oral presentations; a rule that, however, has been breached consistently as members read extensively from prepared texts. The motion speaks, specifically, to allowing the use of computers to access compact discs and other sources of information, on the basis that major developments in technology, generally, and moves by Government agencies to release annual reports on compact discs, necessitate the use of computers to access the data for informed debate of the reports. “If technology cannot be used, then there is no way the information can be accessed,” Senator Grant told JIS News. “There are a number of things that, as a nation, our Parliament must lead from the front on, and the fact that the whole world is using technology as a means of growth and development, barring it during the sitting of the Senate appears contradictory,” he added. He said he is expecting the full support of the Senate for the motion, which raises an issue which has constantly been highlighted in both Houses. He also stated that he is optimistic, because it would be an appropriate marker, as Jamaica prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary as an independent nation next year (2012). The motion reads as follows: “WHERE AS a number of agencies of Government have started to table their annual reports on compact discs, which require electronic/computers to access the data; “AND WHEREAS members of the Senate need immediate access to the reports when tabled, for purposes that include raising questions, seeking clarifications and enhancing the governance process; “AND WHEREAS there is no provision in the Standing Orders of the Senate for the use of technology during sittings: “BE IT RESOLVED that a review of the Standing Orders of the Senate be undertaken to allow for the use of technology during its sittings”. Senator says Digital Parliament needed OppositionJuly 4, 2011 RelatedSenator says Digital Parliament needed By Balford Henry, JIS Reporter & Editorlast_img read more

Boyfriend facing attempted murder charge in domestic violence assault

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeBoyfriend facing attempted murder charge in domestic violence assault Feb. 15, 2019 at 5:01 amCrimeFeaturedNewsBoyfriend facing attempted murder charge in domestic violence assaultMadeleine Pauker2 years agoNo tags The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has charged Kevin Ferron, 43, with attempted murder and domestic violence following his arrest Friday.Paramedics responded to a medical call Friday afternoon on the 1100 block of 6th Street and discovered that Anna Koosmann, 38, had suffered severe head trauma. They called Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers to the scene because Koosmann’s injuries appeared to result from criminal activity. Koosmann was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and her status has not changed since Friday.Ferron, Koosmann’s boyfriend, was at their residence at the time and has been arrested multiple times in the past year for domestic violence. He was arrested as the primary suspect in the investigation Friday evening.Ferron has been charged with attempted murder and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/co-habitant after prior conviction. His bail was set at $2.33 million.Ferron was arrested Sept. 18, 2018 on a misdemeanor charge and released on $30,000 bail. He was then arrested for a felony on Sept. 23 and released on $100,000 bail. On Dec. 25, 2018, he was arrested for a misdemeanor and released on $20,000 bail, and on Jan. 21, 2019 he has arrested for a felony and released on $50,000 bail.According to Ferron’s LinkedIn account, he was previously the director of engineering at Zynga in San Francisco, where he helped create the popular game Words with Friends. He appears to have moved to Santa Monica sometime in 2017 and has since worked as a software engineering consultant.Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to call Detective Murphy at (310) 458-8941; Sgt. Williams at (310) 458-8475; or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491. [email protected] on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the OscarsCity loses voting rights lawsuit – July 2nd election orderedYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more