For battery seekers, the positives and negatives of the Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Bank

Angelena Iglesia

If you want to make me happy, tell me you have a new battery you’d like me to review.

I seem to collect batteries like other people collect Beanie Babies or baseball cards.

I have dreams about having enough power to keep my gadgets going during a power outage or camping trip or even a picnic by the lake.

I’ve reviewed all types of batteries, and, believe it or not, I have a few more in my pipeline for future reviews.

Today we are looking at the Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Power Bank ($299.95), which I’m tempted to describe as “sexy.”

Goal Zero’s Sherpa line of power banks has been around for years, and this new model is a huge evolution in design.

The Sherpa 100AC is all about the outputs.

The power bank can charge up to six items at a time with two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports,

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Angelena Iglesia

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals to acquire remaining stake in Akcea Therapeutics

Angelena Iglesia

CARLSBAD, Calif. and BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) and its affiliate Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Ionis will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Akcea common stock it does not already own, approximately 24%, for $18.15 per share in cash. This corresponds to a total transaction value of approximately $500 million on a fully diluted basis. The transaction has been approved by the Ionis and Akcea Boards of Directors, and by the independent Affiliate Transactions Committee of Akcea’s Board of Directors. Akcea’s Board of Directors has recommended to shareholders of Akcea that they tender their shares into the tender offer.

“This acquisition is another step forward in Ionis’ evolution and creates a stronger, more efficient organization to the benefit of all stakeholders,” said Brett Monia, Chief Executive Officer of

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SRP on gadgets? DTI to decide soon

Angelena Iglesia

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will decide this week whether suggested retail prices (SRP) will be imposed on gadgets like laptops.

In an interview with Teleradyo yesterday, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said the DTI Consumer Protection Group headed by Trade Undersecretary Ruth Castelo is currently studying if price caps need to be put in place on gadgets.

“This week, we will release the decision if we will put SRP,” Lopez said.

He added that the DTI initially had misgivings on putting price caps on gadgets.

“We are reluctant when it comes to computers and gadgets because they have different features, prices, performance and power. The SRP is not one size fits all,” he said.

If the study would show the need to have the SRP, however, the trade chief said this would be applied to the basic features of the gadget.

“If needed, that’s why

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