A Tale of Two Lives reported on the same day!

A Tale of Two Lives reported on the same day!

How is it that two people can attract such different ends? One solves an intractable medical puzzle that will save countless lives. It will earn him the everlasting appreciation and acclaim of his profession not to mention untold numbers of grateful families whose loved ones are spared because of his efforts. The other a Canadian multi-millionaire now at 78 years of age, being held in a Winnipeg, Manitoba jail on charges of Jeffrey Epstein style sex trafficking, racketeering, conspiracy and other crimes involving dozens of women and teenage girls.

 

Here are their stories. The question to ponder is, how were these outcomes determined? Was it random luck, or the result of a fundamental law of life embodied in the title of the book, finally playing out for these two “What Goes Around Comes Around – A Guide To How Life REALLY Works?” Is it true or not true? That is the question! I guess you can probably discern my answer. What about you?

~ Rob

How Scientists Shot Down Cancer’s ‘Death Star’

 

No drug could touch a quivering protein implicated in a variety of tumors. Then one chemist saw an opening.

A Tale of Two Lives reported on the same day!

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a cell of a common type of lung cancer, called non-small cell cancer. A new drug targets the mutated protein that leads to uncontrolled growth.Credit…Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source

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By Gina Kolata Feb. 5, 2021

After 40 years of effort, researchers have finally succeeded in switching off one of the most common cancer-causing genetic mutations in the human body. The finding promises to improve treatment for thousands of patients with lung and colorectal cancer, and may point the way to a new generation of drugs for cancers that resist treatment.

The finding has already led to a new medication, sotorasib, by the drugmaker Amgen. The disease is diagnosed in 228,000 Americans a year, and for most patients in the advanced stages, there is no cure. The new drug attacks a cancer-causing mutation, known as KRAS G12C.

In 2008 chemist Kevan Shokat, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, decided to focus on the mutated gene. It had been discovered 30 years earlier in rats with sarcomas, a type of cancer that begins in bones and soft tissues. Dr. Shokat and his colleagues began looking for a molecule that could do the trick. Five years later, after screening 500 molecules, they found one and discovered why it worked.

Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Denied Bail by Canadian Judge

 

Mr. Nygard, who faces sex-trafficking and other charges in the United States, will remain in prison during extradition proceedings, a judge ruled.

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By Catherine Porter Feb. 5, 2021

A Tale of Two Lives reported on the same day! The Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, whose palatial Bahamian home was once featured on “Lifestyles of The Rich and Famous,” now faces years in jail after a Manitoba judge denied him bail on Friday.

He will remain behind bars while awaiting extradition to the United States, where he has been charged with sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy and other crimes involving dozens of women and teenage girls.

The playboy multimillionaire, who traveled between his many homes by private jet with an entourage of young women, is accused of using his company’s influence, money and employees to recruit adult and “minor-aged female victims” over 25 years in the United States, the Bahamas and Canada for his sexual gratification and that of his associates. A nine-count federal indictment was filed against him by the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan in December.

Mr. Nygard has been in jail in Winnipeg, Manitoba, since his arrest on Dec. 14.

McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis


Kirkus Reviews, the gold-standard for independent & accurate reviews, has this to say about

What Goes Around Comes Around:

A stable, positive, non preachy, objective voice makes the book stand apart from others in the genre. A successful guide that uses anecdotes to reveal powerful truths about life.

~ Kirkus Reviews

“The author gives readers not just points or principles to ponder, but real human experiences that demonstrate them!
Kirkus Reviews

“I’ve read a number of books that focus on sharing a similar message, including “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, “The Answer” by John Assaraf & Murray Smith, “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield, “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, and I must say that I find Rob’s to be my favorite. – Sheryl Woodhouse, founder of Livelihood Matters LLC