H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Pandemic vaccine, Tamiflu resistance, Santa’s risk factors, cutting sermons

first_imgNov 18, 2009British patients skeptical about H1N1 vaccineLess than half of British patients who have been offered the pandemic vaccine accepted it, Reuters reported today. The findings were based on a poll of 107 family doctors conducted by Pulse magazine. Reasons included fear of side effects and views that the virus is mild. The doctors reported even less acceptance among pregnant women, a high-risk group. The UK government said it’s too early to speculate on vaccine uptake rates.http://www.reuters.com/article/healthcareSector/idUSLI10514020091118Nov 18 Reuters storyCanada reports few serious reactions to vaccineWith 6.6 million doses of H1N1 vaccine given so far, Canada has seen only 36 serious adverse reactions, according to Dr. David Butler-Jones, the country’s chief public health officer. He said one person died of an anaphylactic reaction, but it was not yet certain if the vaccine caused it, CTV News reported. Serious events have also included fevers and convulsions. Butler-Jones said 20% of Canada’s 31 million people have been vaccinated, which he called the highest proportion of any country.http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20091117/adverse_091117/20091117Nov 17 CTV News reportGlobal Tamiflu-resistant cases detailedIn a review of the global cases of oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-resistant H1N1 reported thus far, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said the patients have been geographically dispersed and not linked and the viruses were all susceptible to the other common antiviral, zanamivir (Relenza). Of the 32 cases detailed, two factors may have played a role: reduced immunity and preventive antiviral therapy (prophylaxis). Three cases had no known history of exposure to oseltamivir.http://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/activities/sciadvice/Lists/ECDC%20Reviews/ECDC_DispForm.aspx?List=512ff74f-77d4-4ad8-b6d6-bf0f23083f30&ID=683Nov 18 ECDC reviewSanta groups air pandemic flu concernsSanta workers and volunteers are seeking ways to prevent novel H1N1 infection during the holiday season, the Associated Press (AP) reported. One trade group urged its members to use hand sanitizer and take vitamins and the public to keep sick children home. The president of another group asked state lawmaker to consider prioritizing Santa for H1N1 vaccine, given that many are exposed to sick children and are obese, which has been identified as a high-risk condition.Shortening sermons to fight fluSaudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs has told Muslim preachers to keep their sermons short because of concern that the H1N1 virus may spread in crowded mosques, Deutsche Presse-Argentur (DPA) reported today. The ministry also instructed imams to use sermons to dispel rumors about how the virus spreads and to urge the faithful to observe good hygiene to prevent infection.http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/health/news/article_1514053.phpNov 18 DPA reportlast_img read more

AID Bank reports $2.69M profit

first_img Sharing is caring! Share BusinessLocalNews AID Bank reports $2.69M profit by: Dominica Vibes News – March 23, 2016 Tweet Sharecenter_img 301 Views   one comment (L-R): Director of the Dominica Social Security, Janice Jean Jacques Thomas, AID Bank’s Manager, Julius Corbett and AID Bank’s Chairman, Martin CharlesThe Agricultural Industrial Bank of Dominica (AID Bank) has recorded its second largest profit to date in its forty-four year history. Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Directors, Martin Charles reported on the institution’s operations for the period July 2014 to June 2015 at its 23rd annual general meeting at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau on Wednesday 23 March 2016.“I am especially delighted this morning to report that net profit for the financial year was 2.69 million dollars which was 3.08 percent lesser than the restated 2.78 million dollars net profit recorded in 2014,” Charles said.“This is the Bank’s second largest profit after restated figure for the financial year ending June 30th 2014 which was the largest in the bank’s forty-four year history,” he continued.Total comprehensive income was XCD 6.12 million for the year under review, after recognizing a revaluation excess for AID Bank’s office building.For the year in review, total loan approvals amounted to XCD 28.92 million representing an increase of 7.43 percent in comparison to the previous year’s loan approvals of XCD 26.92 million.Approvals for tourism and other productive sector enterprises amounted to XCD 13.29 million or 45.97 percent of total approvals. Loan approvals for mortgage, student and other categories amounted to XCD 15 million or 54.03 percent of total approvals.Mr Charles said while the bank’s goal is not profit maximization, in order to continue to expand its contribution to the national economy and to maximize stakeholder value, the bank’s operations must be financially sustainable. The Chairman assured its shareholders, the government of Dominica and the Dominica Social Security, that he will drive needed reforms to achieve greater institutional efficiencies and effectiveness. “The bank must become more nimble, there are way too many dysfunctional processes that simply clog up the effectiveness of the bank. Everywhere I go, I am confronted with these remarks; ‘Your bank is too slow”. The board, shareholders, does not intend to run a slow bank. Yes we must become more efficient. It will be a long journey but a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step,” Charles stated.As part of the Bank’s AGM, a number of its clients displayed their services and products which was viewed by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Cabinet Ministers, and other invited guests.– / 33 Sharelast_img read more

Kellenberger: Ole Miss made it. That’s what matters

first_imgNOTE: Printable NCAA Tournament bracket below OXFORD – This feels different than it did two years ago.Chronicling the 2013 SEC champion Ole Miss basketball team? It felt like you were the beat writer for a traveling circus. Murphy Holloway and Andy Kennedy are doing a comedy routine in the corner, and Marshall Henderson is doing God only knows what under the big top. You add in Reggie Buckner, and it felt like anything could happen at any given moment. But whatever it was, you wanted to witness it.This team is not like that. There are not nearly the same big, bold personalities like Holloway and Henderson. The 2015 team is full of really nice young men, to be sure, but they don’t measure up in the same way.They don’t on the court either.That 2013 Ole Miss team clinched a bid by winning the SEC. The 2015 team went on a Thursday night to 11th-seeded South Carolina, and was the very last team to hear its name called. Dayton is a part of the NCAA tournament, but it will not feel like Ole Miss is in it really unless it beats BYU on Tuesday and goes to Jacksonville, Florida to play No. 6 Xavier on Thursday. (This is for a simple reason: no one picks the play-in games in their office brackets.)But give the Rebels credit here, for they’ve now been to the NCAA tournament two times in the last three seasons. At a place like Ole Miss, with now eight total appearances, it’s not nothing.So that it came with a team that was not nearly as good as the ones Kennedy has had before in his nine years is in some ways irrelevant. This is a sport where you’re ultimately judged by whether or not you’re one of the 68 teams that Greg Gumbel says on Selection Sunday, and Ole Miss was.“Sometimes it’s not so much what you do, it’s what the people you’re competing against do,” Kennedy said. “We’ve had teams that had equally strong as resumes, but maybe the field was a little bit stronger and we get pushed out. We certainly did not close as strongly as I would have hoped.”Ain’t that the truth. Ole Miss has lost four out of five and has not beaten an NCAA tournament team since Jan. 19 (at Arkansas). Meanwhile, BYU did the hard work of digging its way of a hole, winning eight of its last nine (including a split against two-seeded Gonzaga). If you’re a believer in that you are who you are at this point in the season, it’s hard not to pick the Cougars on Tuesday.The Rebels made it though. For right now, with where this program is in the Southeastern Conference landscape, that’s enough.Contact Hugh Kellenberger at (601) 961-7291 or [email protected] Follow @HKellenbergerCL on Twitter.Ole Miss makes the NCAA tournament, will face BYUUsatodaylast_img read more

Titans Uniforms

first_imgguest23 3,353 hawk36 dennisbergan Posted August 4, 2012 Members Got you roasted like evah 1,083 Jezus_Ghoti Share this post Just watched some training camp practice of the Tennessee Titans.Saw many of the players wearing light blue jersey’s and white pants.Startling how great a look that is. Also startling that the Titans have never worn light blue/white pants in their history in Nashville since they became the Titans. Have no clue why not either.The Titans, in my opinion, have the most underutilized uniforms in the league. They have many different options they could (and SHOULD) be using and have settled on basically two. One at home and one on the road. How boring. Kinda like their team.If it were me, I’d wear the light blue jersey’s and white pants for 5 home games. Light blue/light blue for one game. Light blue/navy blue (the current standard home look) for one game. And their navy alternates with light blue pants for one game.On the road, I’d stick with the white jersey’s with light blue pants look for the majority of the time. Use that for 6 road games. Go white jersey/navy pants for one game. And go white jersey/white pants for one game (probably the first road game in the heat of September).Come on Titans…get with the program. You have a great color scheme. But continuing to use your worst combination (light blue jerseys/navy pants) doesn’t make sense. That combo when paired with a white helmet just looks goofy. 1,083 Members Followers 0 Location:detroit 0 0 Doubtful. They switched away from navy to light blue. If anything, it’s the opposite. henburg 0 0 1,083 0 Share on other sites Posted August 4, 2012 Location:San Jose Link to post 1,284 Share on other sites Share this post 1,252 Buc 16,001 Share on other sites Location:Nashville, TN Share this post Link to post Location:Nashville, TN Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely Share on other sites 1,284 I can think of another solution to the Titans’ uniform issues…just change the colors.***SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT***[Concepts]You’ve been doing that quite a bit lately. Anyways, since the Titans have done a lot of things to remind us that they were once the Oilers, they might as well do one of a couple* things they haven’t done and pair the Light Blue jersey with the White pants. It’s not perfect (helmet vs. pants stripes), but it’s easily the best look that they currently have, being the most color-balanced.Tennessee’s a few tweaks from a long-standing, modern classic look: match the helmet stripe with the pants, one way or another; bring back some red, somewhere; and maybe, just slightly round off numbers or otherwise tweak the computerish font they have now.*The other is to return to being a Light Blue/Red team. TheOldRoman Jezus_Ghoti 1,083 Posted August 4, 2012 5,923 posts Banned Share this post -kj Share on other sites Share on other sites Sports Logo News The Man Behind the Curtain 2,215 Jezus_Ghoti By dennisbergan, August 3, 2012 in Sports Logo News Link to post These are very good points. The Titans have worn this style of practice uniforms for a couple of years now, and I always have really liked how it looked as well. I like your idea of utilizing the combinations, although I would replace the dark blue/light blue with dark blue/white, which is the Titans “classic” look. Other than that I think that if the helmet stripes matched the pants stripes, than the Titans would have a pretty decent uniform. These are very good points. The Titans have worn this style of practice uniforms for a couple of years now, and I always have really liked how it looked as well. I like your idea of utilizing the combinations, although I would replace the dark blue/light blue with dark blue/white, which is the Titans “classic” look. Other than that I think that if the helmet stripes matched the pants stripes, than the Titans would have a pretty decent uniform. Great look except that the helmet stripe and pant stripe are close but don’t match. All in all though, a MUCH BETTER look. -kj Got you roasted like evah Go To Topic Listing Link to post Sports Logo News 61 Posted August 3, 2012 1,739 posts Followers 0 2,215 Members Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Share this post Posted August 4, 2012 1,252 Location:San Jose Link to post Link to post Link to post Share on other sites -kj DustDevil61 guest23 I can think of another solution to the Titans’ uniform issues…just change the colors.***SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT*** That’s actually a great concept, if you throw all tradition aside. I would like to see what it would look like if you replaced blue and yellow with the two tone blue. Titans Uniforms 19,663 posts All Activity 19,663 posts DustDevil61 12,787 posts Location:North of Ogdenville Members #Grateful oldschoolvikings Posted August 4, 2012 919 Share on other sites henburg I can think of another solution to the Titans’ uniform issues…just change the colors.***SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT*** 14,053 posts Sports Logos Posted August 4, 2012 Sign in to follow this   It is indeed very weird that the Titans have worn every possible uniform combination (8 of them) except the one that looks best of all. 0 2,215 Link to post 2,215 henburg 0 Link to post oldschoolvikings 919 -kj 61 henburg Location:Chelan Seattle 1,284 Recommended Posts All Activity Members Members Buc Share on other sites 5,583 posts 919 3,239 posts Members 0 61 Posted August 4, 2012 Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus Members 16,001 1,083 Share this post 3,239 posts 0 Share this post 1,292 TheOldRoman 1,292 Forums Home Posted August 4, 2012 1,227 posts 12,401 posts Posted August 4, 2012 It is indeed very weird that the Titans have worn every possible uniform combination (8 of them) except the one that looks best of all.bud adams trying not to evoke the memory of the oilers? Link to post 0 Meh, I say. The light blues, with the navy shoulders, look sop much better with the navy pants… so long as they don’t use navy socks with it. In fact, white with two navy stripes (similar to the helmet, only not tapering) would be the best choice.I disagree. I think it looks horribly unbalanced with a white helmet.I would like to see the Titans wear white pants with the home jerseys permanently. But really, looking back at old pictures, the original Titans’ set was the best combo. I was excited when they first changed to Columbia at home, but it has never looked right. They should go back to navy over white at home and white over navy on the road. As for the potential white socks, they should have navy-coumbia-navy stripes, just like the white pants (and so should the helmet, for that matter). hawk36 Link to post 3,353 1,227 posts 2,215 Posted August 4, 2012 1,284 This topic is now closed to further replies. Sign in to follow this   Posted August 4, 2012 Share this post Jezus_Ghoti 0 2,171 Share this post 1,252 Link to post Members 0 1,292 Share on other sites 3,353 5,786 posts 2,215 Link to post Titans Uniforms Members We’ll get turned around soon. 0 2,171 Meh, I say. The light blues, with the navy shoulders, look sop much better with the navy pants… so long as they don’t use navy socks with it. In fact, white with two navy stripes (similar to the helmet, only not tapering) would be the best choice. Posted August 4, 2012 1,083 Share this post I knew it… 1,284 1,284 2,171 Forums Home I’ll agree with that. The leotard pants look sucks. Titans Uniforms I knew it… Share this post Favourite Logos:Cardinals’ StLUtah Jazz noteHartford Whalers Share on other sites The Man Behind the Curtain Share this post dennisbergan Share this post Meh, I say. The light blues, with the navy shoulders, look sop much better with the navy pants… so long as they don’t use navy socks with it. In fact, white with two navy stripes (similar to the helmet, only not tapering) would be the best choice.But thats the problem… navy socks are their only choice. That dark on dark combo from the waist down looks horrible… just like it does on Texas… and San Diego…and New Orleans… and Jacksonville… and St. Louis… and Baltimore. F’n epidemic. SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites Sports Logos You Get Nothing! You Lose! Good Day Sir! 16,001last_img read more