And Isis has a link on the community section of its own Web site devoted to the ice bucket challenge. The words "Drench Me" appear in bold type under the company's name and logo.
Wade Walke, vice president of corporate communications for Isis, said Wednesday that his company and others developing ALS drugs are definitely benefiting from more awareness about the disease during the past few weeks.
READ FULL ARTICLE: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/27/investing/isis-pharma-ice-bucket/
August 21, 2014 22:32 BST
US Diplomats Banned from ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
The fundraising dare has taken the internet by storm, with celebrities including Bill Gates, Justin Timberlake, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga and George W. Bush recording their ice bucket videos, in a bid to raise funds and spread awareness of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
In an unclassified cable (see below), obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday (21 August), lawyers at the US State department have said that participating in the challenge is against the federal ethics rules, adding that public office cannot be used for private gains.
"Thus, high-ranking State Department officials are unfortunately unable to participate in the ice bucket challenge. We since wish the ALS Association continued success in its ice bucket campaign, and in its fight against Lou Gehrig's disease."
The statement added that health awareness is one of the State Department's top priorities, citing the US funding for global HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, malaria and the recent initiatives to manage the Ebola virus outbreak.
It also complimented the ALS Association for securing over £24 million ($40 million) from the Ice Bucket Challenge.
US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro, was the only high-ranking US diplomat to have participated in the challenge before the cable was circulated, reported AP News.
Who is Elon Monk?
Paypal founder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says he's not a fan of subsidies, but believes they are necessary to prevent carbon-based climate change. He speaks with Alan Murray at WSJ's 2012 ECO:nomics conference.
Who is Billionaire Masayoshi Son
Masayoshi Son a Japanese businessman and the founder and current chief executive officer of SoftBank, the chief executive officer of SoftBank Mobile, and current chairman of Sprint Corporation.
Second richest man in Japan, despite having the distinction of losing the most money in history (approximately $70 billion during the dot com crash of 2000).
Son was named the world's 45th most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013.
He majored in economics and studied computer science.
Son established Yahoo! BroadBand in September 2001 with Yahoo! Japan
Son bought 76% in Sprint. SoftBank has further accumulated shares in Sprint (S); to about 80% ownership.
In response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, Masayoshi Son criticized the nuclear industry for creating “the problem that worries Japanese the most today”, and engaged in investing in a nation-wide solar power network for Japan.
In 2011 Masayoshi Son pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to help support victims of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
TO BE CONTINUED .. TRYING TO CONNECT THE DOTS. YOUR COMMENTS AND THOUGHTS APPREICIATED. THIS ALL SMELLS TO BE OF AN ELITIST PLOT!