HHS adds new anthrax drug to national stockpile

first_img Oct 6, 2005 CIDRAP News article “HHS to buy two anthrax drugs for testing” The HHS had previously awarded Cangene and another company, Human Genome Sciences, Inc., of Rockville, Md., contracts to test two experimental anthrax drugs. “Our first line of defense against anthrax is antibiotics,” said HHS assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness Craig Vanderwagen, MD. “While additional studies are underway to determine its efficacy and ultimate role in treatment, AIG may have the potential to provide physicians with a source of human antibodies against the anthrax toxin that could improve the management of patients with the life-threatening toxemia associated with severe anthrax.” B anthracis is classified as a category A bioweapon. Anthrax spores sent through the US mail in the fall of 2001 caused 22 cases of anthrax,11 cutaneous and 11 inhalational. Five patients with the latter form died. The source of the anthrax has never been identified. Jul 28 HHS press release on adding AIG to the national stockpilehttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20060728.html See also: Jul 31, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US government announced Jul 28 that it will add 10,000 courses of anthrax immune globulin (AIG) to the strategic national stockpile. Toxins produced by the anthrax bacteria are believed to be a major cause of mortality in infected patients. The HHS says AIG is a potentially promising addition to the options physicians have to prevent and treat anthrax infections. In a press release Jul 28, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it awarded a $143,833,719 contract to Cangene, based in Winnipeg, Man. Deliveries of AIG, used to prevent or treat inhalational anthrax cause by Bacillus anthracis, to the stockpile are expected to begin in 2007. Full payment to Cangene hinges on the product being approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA); however, the contract permits delivery of the product before FDA approval in an emergency.last_img read more

Sportswear donated to Cotton Field Secondary

first_imgA QUANTITY of cricket shirts and pants were donated by overseas-based Guyanese Alistair Saigo to Cotton Field Secondary School.The simple ceremony was held in the school’s auditorium in the presence of several students and teachers. The donation was presented by Roy Gonsalves on behalf of his brother-in-law and it was done in recognition of the late Courtney Gonsalves, former senior national fast bowler who hailed from Essequibo.In an invited comment Roy Gonsalves stated “Alistair wanted to make this little contribution to the school since he is of the belief that sports play a vital role in the development of youths and in particular cricket’.He further added that “the school has a rich pool of talented cricketers and the outfit will serve them well in competitions”.Senior Master Marvin Pearson who received the clothing on behalf of the school thanked the donor while assuring him that the beneficiaries will make optimum use of the gifts by wearing them with honour and pride.Courtney Gonsalves died in 2009 and was a former coach who touched the lives of many including those players from the Cotton Field Secondary School.last_img read more

Wednesday March 20th Local News

first_imgST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves to lift the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win over the Wild in a game that had playoff implications in Minnesota and elsewhere. Tyson Barrie, Tyson Jost and Ian Cole scored for Colorado, which won its second straight game. Minnesota remained one point behind the idle Arizona Coyotes for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference, while the Avalanche got within one point of the Wild and two of Arizona. Colorado also has a game in hand on Minnesota. HARRISON, ARKANSAS — Mandy Willems scored 27 points while Ty’neecia “TT” Longs had eight points, seven rebounds and four steals to lead NIACC to a 90-74 win over Wayne County Community College of Michigan in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II women’s basketball tournament in Harrison, Arkansas Tuesday afternoon, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. NIACC held only a two-point edge at half 40-38, but outscored Wayne County 25-20 in the third quarter and 25-16 in the final quarter to advance to tonight’s quarterfinal round. NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto says they were able to make the right adjustments after halftime.Willems sank eight three-pointers in the contest which tied a national tournament record, but Ciochetto says he thinks the three-time national player of the week was a little timid to start.Ciochetto credits Wayne County for a well-played game.NIACC advances to play Cape Fear Community College of North Carolina tonight in the quarterfinal round.Cape Fear beat Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City earlier on Tuesday 91-55. You can hear the NIACC and Cape Fear national quarterfinal round game tonight on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 7:45 with the tipoff scheduled for 8 o’clock. === other first round games on TuesdayKansas City (Kansas) 82, Chesapeake College (Maryland) 56Pima (Arizona) 81, Lake Michigan College 79Illinois Central 76, North Platte (Nebraska) 55Union County (New Jersey) 67, South Suburban (Illinois) 55 === Quarterfinals tonight6:00 PM — Kansas City vs. Pima8:00 PM — NIACC vs. Cape Fear TODAY:AM-1300 KGLO — Twins spring training baseball vs. Pittsburgh — 12:00AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA First Four — North Carolina Cetnral vs. North Dakota State — 5:30AM-1300 KGLO — NIACC women — National Quarterfinal vs. Cape Fear Community College (North Carolina) — pre-game 7:45, tipoff 8:00 === First round games on Wednesday11:00 AM — Lackawanna College (Pennsylvania) vs. Moraine Valley (Illinois)1:00 PM — Sinclair (Ohio) vs. Niagara County (New York) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the fading Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 and regain first place in the Western Conference. Jonas Jerebko added 18 points and Kevin Durant scored 17 points for the Warriors, who moved a half-game ahead of Denver in the race for the top seed. Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 21 rebounds for the Wolves.last_img read more

Mourinho off to winning start with United

first_imgWigan, United Kingdom | AFP |Jose Mourinho’s first game as manager of Manchester United ended in a short trip and comfortable 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Championship side Wigan Athletic at their DW Stadium on Saturday.Goals early in the second half from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira secured victory for United who parted company with former manager Louis van Gaal after winning the FA Cup on their last competitive outing two months ago. It was a weakened United line-up at the disposal of their new manager given that 14 players who represented their countries in the European Championships and Copa America this summer were unavailable and have yet to return to training.Nevertheless, it is a sign of the strength in depth that Mourinho will have at his call this season that the starting line-up he selected still boasted summer signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, bought for a total of nearly £60 million (71.7 million euros), and England left-back Luke Shaw, returning after 10 months out of action with a broken leg.The game, arranged at short notice to give Mournho extra competition prior to his team leaving for a tour of China on Tuesday, was predictably low-key.But it still represented a winning start to his reign as United manager as the 5,500 United supporters in attendance welcomed him by chanting his name within the opening minute.The victory will doubtless have pleased their manager even if the opening goal was a gift from veteran Wigan goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen who made an appalling clearance directly to Juan Mata who squared for Keane to convert after 48 minutes. Ten minutes later, United doubled their advantage with a goal that clearly owed much to the work put in by Mourinho in his first week on the training ground with his new charges.A well-worked free-kick saw Mata pick out Ander Herrera in the Wigan penalty area and, after his shot was blocked, Brazilian Pereira was handed the simple opportunity to sweep the ball in from a dozen yards.Otherwise, the game was a typical pre-season affair, with Mourinho making seven half-time substitutions, and swapping all 11 players before the end of the 90 minutes.Interestingly, Ivory Coast defender Bailly, a new arrival from Villarreal, played longer than any other outfield player, seeing out 82 minutes of the contest, as Mourinho presumably attempts to acclimatise him to the English game.But the United manager will nevertheless have gained satisfaction, and information, from the game with the new playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the first Armenian to play in the Premier League, particularly bright in the ppening exchanges.His neat lay-off after eight minutes should have been converted by Memphis Depay only for the Dutchman to see his shot blocked and the same United forward was guilty of an even more glaring miss halfway through the opening period when he missed the target at the far post after more good approach play from Mkhitaryan.Indeed, it was easy to see how Mkhitaryan led the Bundesliga in assists with Borussia Dortmund last season and he might have capped his first United outing with a goal just before the interval but volleyed over from a Jesse Lingard cross.The 45-minute performance of Shaw will also have pleased his new manager as the left-back showed no ill effects from the horrific double broken leg he suffered early last season in a Champions League tie at PSV Eindhoven.Mourinho will now welcome back the remaining 14 international players to Old Trafford this week ahead of Tuesday’s departure to China where his team plays Dortmund in Shanghai and a Manchester derby meeting with City in Beijing.However, while a number of those players, including England internationals Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford, will travel with the squad, Mourinho has indicated they will not play in the two fixtures.Veteran newcomer Zlatan Ibrahimovic may remain in Manchester to concentrate on his fitness.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Blueliners

first_imgThe hockey season may be over for some — farewell Blackhawks — but it’s never too late to highlight a local team that continues to shine on the ice — the Nelson Blueliners. The women’s hockey team finished second at the annual Icebreaker tourney after claiming the top prize the week before in Vernon. Management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would love to honour the Blueliners with Team of the Week accolades. The team includes, back row, L-R, captain Loreli Dawson, Jessie Tovey, Deb Morris, Chelsea Mathiessen, Cat Gracey, Kathleen Dempster, Justine Thielker, Shannon Sargent and coach Rob Wright. Front, Frances Maika, Magali Holt-Lachance, Genevieve Lachance, Gerri Stillwell (goalie), Yannick Holt-Lachance (front), Branwen Hainsworth and Rachel Holt.last_img read more

Solid weekend for Glacier Club at Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships

first_imgThere was action, and more action during the 2016 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend at the Glacier Gym Club.Two hundred and seventy gymnasts from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden competed for all around and event titles in the Girls Competitive Gymnastics Junior Olympic and Zone Levels, Trampoline Levels 1 & 2, Performance Plus Gymnastics and the High School Girls category.Glacier Gymnastics’ recent 12 member BC Provincial Championship team, continued their winning streak in the Junior Olympic Level 6 & 7 categories.In the Level 6, 13-14 years category, Teagan McTague claimed the All Around gold medal, just ahead of teammates Lily Taylor who won the silver medal and Gwen McCrory who took the bronze. In the Level 6, 11-12 years category, Dafni van Hellemond furthered her winning streak with an All Around silver medal finish.In the Level 6, 9-10 years category Glacier once again swept the All Around podium with Eden Bellman taking the gold medal, Shelbi van Hellemond the silver and in her first Level 6 competition, Olivia Bezaire won the bronze. And Provincial medalist Abby Majeski, won the bronze medal in both the floor and beam events.BC Winter Games and Provincial Champion, 11 year-old Brianne Stefani, successfully added new skills to her routines, winning the All Around gold in the Level 7 All Ages category. 15 year-old, Sara Tolles, earned the All Around bronze, with her powerful tumbling and graceful dance.And 14 year-old, Olivia Kelly netted the gold medal for her incredibly dynamic vault. (Detailed medal results for Junior Olympic Levels 6-7 below)In the trampoline Level 2 events, Zoe Crisfield secured the gold medal for her trampoline routine and silver on the double mini-trampoline event.  Matthew Bullen won the gold for his double mini-tramp passes and silver for his sky high trampoline routine. And the Glacier Trampoline team, also won the 1st Place Team award.“We are very proud of our veteran Junior Olympic and trampoline competitors,” said Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach, Sandra Long.“They continue to lay down well executed routines in all their events, even with the addition of new skills.”Some of these athletes are preparing skills to move up to the next competitive level next season and this competition is a good venue to test out new routine formats, said Long.For six Glacier gymnasts, this was their first try at competing in the Junior Olympic Level 6 category. These girls rose to the challenge, winning 8 medals. In the 9-10 year category, Olivia Bezaire won silver on vault and bronze on bars and All Around.In the 11-12 year category, Ashlynn D’Alessandris collected the silver medal on floor, Brynn McTague earned the bronze on floor and Tehya Colbeck took the bronze for her beam routine. In the 13-14 year category, Mercedes Majeski claimed the bronze on the floor event and Amanda Schacher won bronze for her vault.Head Coach, Sandra Long, was very pleased with the results over the weekend. “Everyone is finishing off the season with very strong routine performances,” said Long.The Glacier Junior Olympic Level 6-7 and trampoline team both won the 1st Place Team Award edging out 7 other Zone teams. “It is a strong indicator of success for next season as all these athletes will be trying out for the 2017 BC Provincial Championships.”Long says that the hard-working and confident Glacier team members are raising the level of gymnastics being performed at the Nelson Club.“The up and coming competitive Glacier gymnasts and trampolinists  look to these athletes for inspiration and role modeling and the effect was obvious in the results of the junior competitors on the weekend.”In the 8-9 year age-group, Ally Nicholson won the bronze All Around and a silver and bronze for the floor and bars events. Anouk Prud’homme, took the gold on floor and silver on vault. Simone Hildebrand earned silver medals on both the bars and floor events.Paityn Lake claimed bronze on vault. And Ava Anast also won bronze for her elegant beam routine.In the 10-11 year age-group, Raven Sperling, won the gold All Around and 2 golds for vault and bars. Tess Gordon, won silver All Around and bars, and bronze for vault and floor. Elsa Sollid tied for the All Around silver and also claimed silver for vault, beam and floor. Ella Taylor earned the All Around bronze and gold on beam. Sarah Robertson took home gold on floor. Fawn Herzig won 2 silvers for beam and floor. Kate May collected bronze in the beam event. And Chloe Diote won gold for her flawless bar routine.The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the team’s junior competitors. The Zone 1 Glacier Team won the 1st Place Team Award by a landslide.“Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long.The Glacier High School Girls Team also won the 1st Place Team Award.In the High School Level 1 category, Ryley Thompson won gold All Around and bars, silver on vault, bronze on floor. Emma Lake claimed the silver All Around and gold on vault. Fiona Burkholder won silver on vault and beam and bronze on floor.Jersey Hay earned bronze on beam. Mya Buchanan won silver on floor. And Gabriella Hurst took home the gold in the beam event.Erika Bennett, cleaned up in the High School Level 2 category, winning the gold All Around, and in the vault, floor and beam events and a silver on bars. Sophie Burkholder earned the silver All Around, gold on bars and bronze on floor. Neive Harris claimed the bronze All Around, silver on bars and beam and bronze on vault. Megan Poetch won silver on vault and bronze on beam. Taila Lancaster took the silver on floor and bronze on bars.Other personal accomplishments of the Glacier Team over the weekend occurred in the Perfomance Plus achievement category.Glacier Gymnasts earning All Around Gold in this category: Tia Berens, Neeva Marechal, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Tabia Hartikainen, Lumay Platz, Kallie BadryEarning an All Around Silver: Macy Weston, Atlyn Proctor, Gabby Patterson, Tiia Brackett, Molly Anderson.last_img read more

Thomson rink edges Salviulo to claim top spot at Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel

first_imgThe cashspiel attracted 16 teams this year, playing for a purse of more than $12,000.Most of the teams were from the Kootenays and Okanagan with the Kent Rinne’s foursome from Spokane making th event an international Spiel.The Thomson of Freschi, Nobert and Faunt defeated the Nando Salviulo of Nelson team in a well played final match.In the “B” event, the Myron Nichol team from Castlegar defeated Nelson’s Jamie Tedesco  while the “C” event was an all Cranbrook final with Todd Pellerin’s team defeating Chris Medford.The “D” event was won by another Nelson team, Ross Noble’s foursome defeating the Heather Nichol rink from Castlegar/Rossland.Thomson and Freschi are half of the Bob Ursel rink from Kelowna. Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, Freschi and Thomson won the BC Senior Men’s title in 2015, finishing fourth at the Canadian Senior Championships.The team is again planning to make a run at the BC title, starting January 13-15 in Invermere. The BC Championships are set for February 20-26 in Salmon Arm.The Bonspiel Committee and Chairman Gary Beaudry would like to give a great big thanks to all the sponsors, teams, ice staff and volunteers, who all contributed to make this event successful. Half of the defending BC Seniors Curling team defended its Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel title Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.Fred Thomson of  Nelson and Don Freschi of Trail, with weekend warrior teammates lead Richard Faunt of Trail and second Rob Nobert of Kelowna, capturing the A Event final at the cashspiel Sunday afternoon.”It is the second year that this has been a Memorial Spiel, and this year the growth was evident,” said a spokesperson for the Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel.”The format helps to attract men’s, ladies, mixed, competitive and house teams.”After a round robin, the draw format re-seeds teams for the playoffs, insuring that everyone has a chance to win some cash.”last_img read more

West Indies show more fight but Aussies triumph

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP): Allrounder Mitchell Marsh claimed four wickets as Australia broke up a defiant West Indies second innings to claim a 177-run win yesterday in the second Test to retain the Frank Worrell Trophy. Captain Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin both scored half centuries and shared an aggressive 100-run partnership to highlight a gritty batting performance for the West Indies after Australia declared on their overnight score of 179-3. Chasing the unlikely target of 460, the West Indies batted patiently in the early stages and went to tea on 146-4. The Test seemed destined for a fifth day, but Marsh (4-61) sparked a collapse midway through the evening session when he had Ramdin caught behind for 59. “I was really happy with the way Mitchell Marsh bowled. He was pretty impressive today, bowling consistently over 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph) and guess really helped out the team in the end,” Australia captain Steven Smith said. Offspinner Nathan Lyon took a wicket in each session to finish with figures of 3-85 as the West Indies were bowled out for 282. “I was glad with the way we finished off,” Smith said. “(Lyons) did what he’s done so well this summer. He got crucial wickets for us at crucial times and he’s bowled beautifully.” After Kraigg Brathwaite (31) provided the only wicket of the morning session, the Australian bowlers took three hard-fought wickets in the afternoon session against a West Indies top order that showed far greater determination than in the first innings, when the visitors collapsed to 91-6. “I was proud of the way the guys showed some fight and skill,” captain Jason Holder said. “I’m disappointed we didn’t put up a better fight. But still credit to the way the guys played.” West Indies 2nd innings K. Brathwaite c Smith b Lyon 31 R. Chandrika lbw b Pattinson 37 D.M. Bravo c Nevill b Siddle 21 M. Samuels c Nevill b Marsh 19 J. Blackwood lbw b Lyon 20 D. Ramdin c Nevill b Marsh 59 J. Holder c Hazlewood b Marsh 68 C. Brathwaite b Lyon 2 K. Roach c Warner b Pattinson 11 J. Taylor c Pattinson b Marsh 0 J. Warrican not out 4 Extras (lb7, w1, nb2) 10 Total (all out, 88.3 overs) 282 Fall of wickets:1-35 (Brathwaite) ,2-83 (Bravo), 3-91( Chandrika), 4-118 (Samuels), 5-150 (Blackwood), 6-250 (Ramdin),7-253(C Brathwaite), 8-274 (Holder), 9-278 (Roach), 10-282 (Taylor). Bowling: Hazlewood 20-6-40-0 (1nb,1w),Pattinson 17-4-49-2,Lyon 23-7-85-3,Siddle 9-2-35-1,March 17.3-2-61-4 (1nb), Smith 2-1-5-0. Position: Australia won by 177 runs. Toss: West Indies. Umpires: M Erasmus, C Gaffaney; TV – I Gould. Dismissal Peter Siddle had Darren Bravo caught behind for 21 with a fullish outswinging delivery and Rajendra Chandrika opened up and played his shots before falling leg before wicket to James Pattinson for a Test career-best 37. Marlon Samuels, who took 16 balls to get off the mark, was caught behind for 19 off Marsh. Lyon claimed his second dismissal in the second over after tea when he trapped Jermaine Blackwood lbw for 20, before Ramdin and Holder combined to frustrate the Australian attack. Marsh finally broke through with the wicket of Ramdin (59) who smashed nine boundaries from his 90 balls. Lyon struck again to dismiss Carlos Brathwaite for two when his in-swinging delivery brushed the top of off-stump to dislodge the bail and Holder ended his gutsy innings at 68 when he spooned a Marsh ball to Josh Hazlewood at mid-off. Kemar Roach was out three balls later for 11, caught at third slip by David Warner off Pattinson. Holder encapsulated the West Indies’ defiance and even raised hopes of an unlikely victory push, hitting seven boundaries and punishing two loose Lyon deliveries for six, the first hoisted over mid-wicket deep into the stands. “Our guys need to cherish these moments and come up trumps in these kinds of games,” Holder said. “These are obviously big games and big occasions, and these are things our players can really strive to do.” Australia won the opening Test in Hobart by an innings and 212 runs. The third and final Test begins Sunday in Sydney. “The West Indies were up for the fight this game,” Smith said. “They improved quite a lot from the last match and hopefully they can continue to show that fight in Sydney.” Australia’s hopes of a quick victory were hit by another instance of sloppy bowling when Bravo edged a ball to slip just before lunch only for replays to show Hazelwood overstepped. It was the third time in the match the West Indies had benefited from a similar no ball. James Pattinson squandered two dismissals of Carlos Brathwaite due to no balls Monday to significantly prolong the West Indies innings and deny Australia a possible three-day victory. SCOREBOARDlast_img read more