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Olivier Brandicourt

Olivier Brandicourt is a French business executive and physician, the former chief executive officer of Sanofi. Olivier Brandicourt studied medicine in Paris and specialized in infectious diseases and tropical medicine, he spent eight years with the Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, where he focused on malaria research in West and Central Africa. Prior to that, he spent two years in the Republic of the Congo as a doctor, he holds an Advanced Degree in Cellular and Immunological Pathophysiology and a master's degree in Biology. Olivier Brandicourt was appointed CEO of Sanofi in February 2015. Before that, between 2013 and 2015, he was chief executive officer and chairman of the board of management of Bayer HealthCare AG, where he was responsible for leading the company's healthcare portfolio globally, encompassing pharmaceuticals, consumer care, animal health and medical care businesses. Brandicourt joined Pfizer in 2000, after its acquisition of Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis, where he started his career, first in Medical Affairs and in Marketing and Management.

He spent 12 years at Pfizer Inc where he held several senior positions across a range of disciplines, including President and General Manager of the Global Specialty Care and Primary Care businesses, as President and General Manager of the Primary Care Business Unit. He served as a member of the executive leadership team of Pfizer Inc. and oversaw the introduction of the cholesterol treatment Lipitor. In 2007, he was the supervisor of the failed launch of the Exubera. In February 2015, Olivier Brandicourt was appointed as the chief executive officer of Sanofi, his golden handshake of US$4.5 million upon taking on the appointment was criticized by French Ministers Stéphane Le Foll and Ségolène Royal. In November 2015, Sanofi announced its 2020 Strategic Plan that implies reshaping its activities into 3 portfolios: Diabetes and vaccines. In May 2016, Olivier Brandicourt announced a reshuffle in the company's management, in line with the 2020 Strategic Plan. In January 2017, Sanofi completed an asset swap of its animal health business, for Boehringer's consumer healthcare business, CHC.

Subsequently, Sanofi launched a fifth Global Business Unit for Consumer Health Care. Member of the council of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, Member of the Board of Management of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Vice-President of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations.

The Good Rats

The Good Rats are an American rock band from Long Island, New York. Their music mixes elements of rock with pop, they are best known on their native Long Island, although they had some success nationally and internationally. Formed in 1964, the original group consisted of five students from St. John's University in Queens, New York: Ted Haenlein, Frank Stapleton, Eric Crane, Denny Ryan and Peppi Marchello; the group was called the U-Men and played most of their gigs in the Rockaways and Long Island In 1966, Stapleton's brother, arranged for the group to play at a club in Queens, New York where a record company executive heard them and signed the band, but suggested a name change was in order. The band continued to play top 40 covers while working on their own original music. By the fall of 1966 the composition of the band had changed with Peppi's brother Micky on guitar, Denny Ryan on drums, Teddy H. on rhythm & singing, Art Fahie on bass. The introduction of the "Rats" to Long Island's northshore took place at a club called the "Knotty Knee", whose owners Jack Dowd & Al Cunningham trusted the group to fill the venue seven-nights per week.

A few years Marty Ross took ownership of the place under the name "McDimples", for a while everything went on as it had been. The "Rats" were known for playing "The Cage" in Williston Park, as well as "The Go-Go 7" in Port Washington. In 1968, "Teddy" Haenlein was drafted and went to Vietnam, but did rejoin the group from 1970–72. In 1969, the band released their first album, the self-titled The Good Rats which had cult popularity with New Yorkers local and transplanted when it launched. Two of its more memorable cuts are the intro song: "We Are The Good Rats" where the band members sing the "hello-hello-hello" greeting used by the 3 Stooges; the Good Rats continued to build a following, playing Long Island's thriving club scene, along with other groups, such as Twisted Sister and Zebra. From 1970 until early 1972, the band consisted of Peppi, Teddy John Argento and Charlie Zarou, they played weekly Back Alley Sallys. The Rats doing cover tunes, adding originals in, till originals were asked for, during this time songs such as "Gino", "Hour Glass", "Injun Joe", "Mean Mother", "Yellow Flower", were requested by a fan base that continued to grow rapidly.

A rare studio recorded LP, recorded and mastered at Echo Studios, East Meadow, was used for shopping the band to record companies. In 1974, the Good Rats released their most popular album, Tasty, it featured a blend of hard rock and blues, highlighted by Marchello's raspy vocals. Various songs from this record, including "Injun Joe", "Papa Poppa", "Back to My Music" and "The Songwriter", the blues title track, received airplay around the country on FM radio. During the following years, the Rats performed at venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Philadelphia Spectrum, The Nassau Coliseum, The Hammersmith Odeon in England, New York's Central Park, as well as showcase rooms such as The Bottom Line, My Father's Place, Whiskey a Go Go, Casino Arena and The Paradise Room, they headlined or opened for bands such as Rush, Kiss, Meat Loaf, Ozzy Osbourne, The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, The Allman Brothers Band and Styx. Between 1976 and 1980, The Good Rats released a series of albums, including Ratcity in Blue, From Rats to Riches, Birth Comes to Us All, Live At Last, all of which were well received by the band's fan base, received some airplay on FM radio.

In 1981, Gatto and Kotke left the band, were replaced by future Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick and bass player Schuyler Deale, for the album Great American Music. The band did shows until 1983 and broke up. Throughout the 1980s, Peppi Marchello continued to produce recordings with his son Gene, they toured locally for a while under the name "Popzarocca" until the song "First Love" became a minor hit for Gene's band, Marchello. Marchello recorded a music video for "First Love", had received minor airplay on MTV's Headbangers Ball; this band featured Gene on guitar and lead vocals, drummer John Miceli (Meat Loaf and bassist Nick DiMichino. The band recorded two albums. In the mid-1990s, Marchello and sons Gene Marchello and Stefan Marchello began playing out locally under “The Good Rats” name, they released three new studio CDs with this lineup, Tasty Seconds, Let's Have Another Beer, Play Dum. Marchello released a live recording of a 1979 appearance on a Rochester radio show, The Way You Like ’Em. In 1998, Marchello wrote "A Tale of Two Balls," the introduction to the book Conflicts of Disinterest by Clifford Meth.

In the 2000s, the band continued to play in local venues throughout New York, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as playing annually in their own summer weekend outdoor festival aptly named "Ratstock". At one point, the "new" Good Rats performed as the opening act for a reunion performance by the "old" Good Rats. Billed as "The Original G

Veramark Technologies

Veramark Technologies, Inc. provides services and software for Telecom Expense Management and call accounting. The company "specializes in controlling telecom expenses by managing a company's voice and wireless services through a combination of auditing and software". Veramark known as MOSCOM Corporation, was founded in 1983. Veramark is a publicly traded company under the stock symbol VERA. PK. In 2001, the company sold all the rights for the VeraBill product line, a mediation and billing solution for wireline and wireless mid-size carriers, to Mind CTI Ltd. for US$ $1 million. The company acquired the enterprise TEM and consulting businesses of Source Loop LLC, a Georgia-based telecom service provider, in June 2010. In September 2010, the company moved into 23,000 feet of new office space at Eagle's Landing Business Park in Henrietta, New York. In a September 2010 State of the Industry Report published by AOTMP, Veramark was ranked among the top 25 suppliers of TEM and Wireless Mobility Management solutions.

Veramark TEM services include licensed software deployments, hosted Software-as-a-Service agreements, managed services. The VeraSMART Telecom Expense Management software suite includes capabilities for managing contracts and sourcing and provisioning, invoices and disputes, inventory and process automation. VeraSMART eCAS Call Accounting Software has been rated compliant with Release 6 of the Avaya Communication Server IP PBX

St Osmund's Church, Derby

St Osmund's Church, Derby is a Grade II listed Church of England parish church in Derby, Derbyshire. The foundation stone was laid on 6 August 1904; the architects were Percy Heylyn Currey and Charles Clayton Thompson, the contractor was Mr. R. Weston of Derby, it was built of Leicestershire brick, dressed with Matlock stone. It was consecrated by the Bishop of Southwell on 2 December 1905. In 1971, St Andrew's Church, Derby was demolished and the two parishes were united. A pipe organ was installed by Son; this was replaced in 2013 by the 1875 organ by Hunter in Christ Church, Brixton Queen's Hall Methodist Church, Derby. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register

Matthew Jocelyn

Matthew Jocelyn is the former artistic and general director of Canadian Stage, the largest not-for-profit theatre in Toronto, Canada. Prior to his appointment at Canadian Stage, Jocelyn was the artistic and general director of the Atelier du Rhin in Alsace, France for 10 years. Under his leadership, the organization became a major centre for multidisciplinary arts in France, he was named Chevalier des Art et des Lettres, by the French Ministry of Culture in July 2008. Jocelyn has worked as a theatre and opera director, an arts administrator and advocate, an opera librettist and translator. Born in Canada, he studied at Mount Allison University, l'Univesité d'Aix-Marseille, McGill University and Oxford, he moved to France in 1982, where he held the position of lecteur d'anglais at the École Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm. After spending periods of time at Jerzy Grotowski's Teatr Laboratorium in Wroclaw and Tanaka Min's Body Weather Laboratory in Hachioji, Japan, he created and performed dance-theatre productions in France and Spain, co-founding the Théâtre de l'Autre Rive in Paris in 1983, the Théâtre Des-Hérités in 1992.

In 1995, he joined the Centre de Formation Lyrique of the Paris National Opera, in charge of stage work, where he established a program of semi-staged operas in the amphitheatre of the Opéra Bastille, many of which toured France. In 1998, he was named artistic and general director of the Atelier du Rhin, Centre Dramatique, in Colmar, where he was responsible for creating the Jeunes Voix du Rhin, the opera studio of the Opéra national du Rhin. Sara Angel in Maclean's Magazine called Jocelyn "one of this country's most brilliant creative forces - and one of its most controversial." Isaac, the Laughter of the Aged: collective creation, Canada The Atheist’s Tragedy by Cyril Tourneur: Printemps des Comédiens, France On l’appelle Cendrillon by Jean Cuenot: Théâtre de l’Ecrou, Suisse Three Sister by Anton Tchékhov: national tour, France Dancing at Lughnassa by Brian Friel: Théâtre de l’Ecrou, Fribourg and tour The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker: Atelier du Rhin, Colmar l’Annonce faite à Marie by Paul Claudel: Atelier du Rhin and national tour fils nat. by Graham Smith: Atelier du Rhin, Colmar Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker: Atelier du Rhin, Colmar The Liar by Pierre Corneille: Stratford Festival, Canada The Architect by David Greig: Atelier du Rhin, Colmar Il ne reste que 50 minutes avant la fin du spectacle, based on the writings of Steven Pinker: Atelier du Rhin, Colmar Macbeth by William Shakespeare: Atelier du Rhin and national tour Fernando Krapp Wrote me this Letter by Tankre Dorst: Canadian Stage, Toronto The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux: Canadian Stage, Toronto This by Melissa James Gibson: Canadian Stage, Toronto Harper Regan by Simon Stephens: Canadian Stage, Toronto La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc: Centre de formation lyrique, Opéra Bastille Carmen by Georges Bizet: Centre de formation lyrique, Opéra Bastille Larmes de Couteau and Alexandre bis by Bohuslav Martinu: Opéra national du Rhin, Théâtre de l’Athénee, Paris La Cecchina by Nicola Piccini: Opéra national du Rhin La clemenza di Tito by Gluck: Opéra national du Rhin Le roi Arthus by Ernest Chausson: Opéra royal de la Monnaie, Brussels Reigen by Philippe Boesmans: Opéra national du Rhin, Théâtre de l’Athénee, Paris La Carmençita based on George Bizet: Opéra national du Rhin, Théâtre de l’Athénee, Paris L’Étoile by Emannuel Chabrier: Opéra national du Rhin Die Frau Ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss: Opéra Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels Lucia di Lamermoor by Gaetano Donizetti: Oper Frankfurt Julie by Philippe Boesmans: Théâtre d’Orléans, Théâtre de l’Athénee, Paris Die Trilogie der Frauen: Hamburgische Staatsoper Requiem by Oscar Strasnoy: Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires Le bal by Oscar Strasnoy: editions Billaudot Requiem by Oscar Strasnoy: editions Billaudot Hamlet by Brett Dean: Boosey and Hawkes La tragédie de l’Athée by Cyril Tourneur: editions Avant-Scène Théâtre, Paris Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker: editions Harmattan, Paris L’Architecte by David Greig: éditions Avant-Scène Théâtre, Paris Fernando Krapp Wrote me this Letter by Tankred Dorst École Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm Université de Toulouse - le Mirail University of Toronto - University College American University of Paris Rhodes Scholarship, Oxford University, 1980–82 Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, French Ministry of Culture, 2009 Honorary Doctor of Laws, Mount Allison University, 2015