first_imgJan 19, 2011 Avian flu outbreak kills 500 poultry in MyanmarHighly pathogenic avian flu has been confirmed in Myanmar poultry for the first time in almost a year, according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report filed yesterday. The farm, in Bumay village in Sittwe township, housed 800 3-month-old layer chickens. Starting Jan 6, 500 of the 800 birds died, and a highly pathogenic H5 avian flu strain was confirmed. The other 300 chickens were culled to prevent disease spread. The village is home to eight farms that house a total of about 5,000 chickens, according to the report. Workers on the affected farm have tested negative for the virus, according to a story today in the Myanmar newspaper Mizzima. The last outbreak in the country was in March 2010, according to the OIE.Jan 18 OIE reportJan 19 Mizzima story Global experts, Haitian officials at odds on cholera vaccination plansInternational health experts and the Haitian government disagree on how to use cholera vaccination to fight Haiti’s cholera epidemic, which has claimed about 3,800 lives and caused 189,000 illnesses, according to a report in the Jan 20 issue of Nature. Earlier in the epidemic, which began in October, vaccination was dismissed as impractical in the face of a very limited vaccine supply and the rapid spread of the disease. But most international experts now favor a limited pilot project that would help determine whether a broader effort is worthwhile and how to use cholera vaccines in future outbreaks elsewhere, the story said. An expert committee convened by the World Health Organization is recommending a pilot campaign that would use the 250,000 to 300,000 available doses of Dukoral, a vaccine made by Crucell. But the Haitian government, fearing that those denied vaccination would be resentful, is demanding a much larger campaign. Jean Ronald Cadet, vaccination program manager in Haiti’s health ministry, said the government wants at least 1 million doses as the prerequisite for launching an immunization drive and ultimately wants to vaccinate 6 million people, according to the story. Such an effort would require major increases in vaccine production.Jan 20 Nature reportDec 20 CIDRAP News story on vaccination issue Glaxo launches phase 3 trial of IV zanamivir GlaxoSmithKline today announced that it has launched a phase 3 clinical trial to compare intravenous (IV) zanamivir (Relenza), a drug licensed through Biota, with oral oseltamivir in patients hospitalized with influenza. The study’s endpoint is time to clinical response, and the company hopes to enroll 462 patients in more than 20 countries. IV zanamivir isn’t approved for sale in any country, but during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic the FDA allowed physicians to request to use it on an emergency basis. The approved zanamivir formulation is an inhaled drug, which can be difficult to administer to severely ill flu patients who have impaired lung function and can’t use a nebulizer. Zanamivir has served as a key treatment for managing oseltamivir-resistant flu infections.Jan 19 Glaxo press releasecenter_img Serology shows Taiwan was hit with novel H1N1 earlier than thoughtAs much as 14% of Taiwan’s population may have been infected with pandemic flu from April to June of 2009, before the first clinical cases were detected by surveillance in June, according to a new serologic study. Starting in the fall of 2009, researchers tracked 306 people from households with schoolchildren in central Taiwan. They took three separate samples from each patient over time for hemagglutination inhibition (HI) assay and defined seroconversion to 2009 H1N1 influenza as an HI titer of 1:40 or higher and a fourfold increase in neutralization titer. They found novel H1N1 antibody incidence to be 14.1% from April to June 2009 and 29.7% from July to October 2009, with the earliest instance of seroconversion occurring from Apr 26 to May 3. They found no age-specific pattern in their data, which they say may highlight “the importance of children as asymptomatic transmitters of influenza in households.”Jan 18 PloS One study DoD biodefense research changes focus from treatment to detectionThe US Department of Defense (DoD) is cutting back on the hunt for new treatments for victims of biological attacks while stepping up efforts to find better ways to detect mutant forms of deadly viruses such as Ebola and Marburg, the Boston Globe reported this week. A 5-year, $1 billion quest by the DoD Transformational Medical Technologies program for new medicines for deadly viruses was not very successful, yielding only two drugs that look promising, the story said. As a result, the next $1 billion for the program will be used mainly to develop better ways to identify mutant versions of lethal viruses, in view of the concern that bioterrorists may try to tinker with such viruses to make them more virulent. Alan S. Rudolph, director of science and technology at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, said that research could pave the way for the development of antidotes that could eventually win Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, according to the story. He said the ultimate goal still is to develop drugs that are effective against multiple viruses. Biodefense specialists said it has become clear that it is easier to modify a pathogen for an offensive threat than it is to develop an effective defense.Jan 17 Boston Globe storylast_img read more

first_imgRED CROSS News:ALBUQUERQUE — Experts say we are in for a busy hurricane season this summer and the American Red Cross needs volunteers to help in the communities that will be impacted, in fact, Hurricane Isaias is expected to cause significant rainfall on the East coast as it moves North this weekend.   “The coronavirus pandemic will make it challenging to deploy trained disaster volunteers from other parts of the country should a large emergency, like a hurricane, occur. In light of this, the Red Cross is asking the public to consider becoming a trained volunteer and consider deploying to help with sheltering and other disaster related services, said Saylor Caudill, Regional Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, “Train now to be a Red Cross volunteer and answer the call to help if the need arises in areas hit by devastating hurricanes.” Full information on volunteer opportunities is available here.SHELTER HELP NEEDED There is a special need for volunteers to support sheltering efforts. Because of COVID-19, the Red Cross is placing those needing a safe place to stay in emergency hotel lodging when possible. If hotel stays aren’t possible, then the Red Cross will open traditional shelters. To help keep people safe, we have put in place additional precautions and developed special training for our workforce.We need volunteers to help staff shelter reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection and other vital tasks to help those we serve. We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available. HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED If you are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current and unencumbered license, the Red Cross needs your support. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess people’s health. Daily observation and health screening for COVID-19-like illness among shelter residents may also be required. RNs supervise all clinical tasks. Roles are also available for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. We need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters. This could include assisting with activities of daily living, personal assistance services, providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.  FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING. If you are interested in helping our community should a disaster occur, please go to or contact Saylor Caudill at 928.856.2417 or [email protected] About the American Red CrossThe American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.last_img read more

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first_img West Florida has been ranked in the AVCA D-II Top 25 for the entire 2014 season. (Photo by Bill Stockland) Share   LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of West Florida volleyball team jumped four spots to No. 21 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. West Florida (14-2, 8-2 GSC) has been ranked in the AVCA D-II Top 25 poll for all five weeks of the season.West Florida swept Gulf South Conference opponent West Georgia 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-17) at home on Friday night. UWF used an impressive .321 team attacking percentage on the night en route to the team’s seventh GSC win of the season. The Argonauts went on to defeat Mississippi College 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-14) on the road Sunday afternoon. West Florida held Mississippi College to a .030 team attacking percentage in the win.UWF will play host to a pair of Gulf South Conference opponents next weekend in the UWF Field House. UWF will kick off the weekend by playing Alabama Huntsville at home on Friday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. West Florida will then host the eighth annual “Pack it Pink” breast cancer awareness match against Lee University on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and UWF is joining the effort to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness while also paying tribute to family members and friends who have been affected by the disease.For information on all UWF athletics, visit Print Friendly Versioncenter_img UWF volleyball jumps four spots in latest AVCA Coaches Polllast_img read more

first_imgMajor League Soccer has been suspended for 30 days with immediate effect, making it the latest professional sports league to take drastic measures in the face of the escalating global spread of coronavirus.MLS said it will provide updates on plans for the resumption of the 2020 season in due course, after consulting with its medical task force and public health officials on the impact of COVID-19.“Our clubs were united today in the decision to temporarily suspend our season — based on the advice and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Agency Canada, and other public health authorities, and in the best interest of our fans, players, officials and employees,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said on Thursday.The league’s decision is the latest in a series of disruptions to global sports amid concern that large public events will exacerbate the transmission of the illness.Earlier, the National Basketball Association suspended its season indefinitely after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the illness.In Europe, Spain’s top two tiers – La Liga 1 and La Liga 2 – suspended play for at least two weeks after the entire Real Madrid squad was placed under quarantine.The decision came after a member of Real’s basketball team tested positive for the virus. The football and the basketball teams share the same training facility.In Italy, Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria forward Manolo Gabbiadini tested positive for the virus. The country’s topflight Serie A has been suspended until 3 April at least amid a countrywide lockdown.The French Ligue 1 has also been suspended and Thursday’s Europa League ties between Inter Milan and Getafe as well as Sevilla vs AS Roma were cancelled.European football governing body, UEFA, has called a videoconference meeting of its 55 member associations, plus the boards of the European Club Association, the European leagues and a representative of world players’ union Fifpro to discuss the appropriate response to the outbreak.There are currently more than 1,300 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the United States and at least 38 deaths. There are more than 127,000 cases worldwide and at least 4,718 deaths attributed to the virus.Relatedlast_img read more

first_img You sicken me. Location:Republic of Texas 265 Sign in to follow this   Members walkerws Followers 1 Followers 1 chriscj83 By raysox, October 10, 2012 in Sports Logo News Members 2 Share this post 513 posts Share this post SportsLogos.Net 10 3 There hasn’t been a game between the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University since 2003, but here’s the Nickel Trophy:Flip Side:The next time these two teams are able to play is 2015. Hopefully they’re able to schedule a game then, this game was like a holiday in ND. Forums Home 192 erikstoll 818 Posted October 11, 2012 2 Location:PHX 2,271 goforbroke 0 chriscj83 0 690 6,700 posts Members 129 4,322 54 4,322 Share this post illwauk Share this post Posted October 11, 2012 84 Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Share this post 2 333 83 3,104 posts 2,813 posts 0 1,319 posts So many of you know that my dad and I went to the NC State- Florida State game this weekend. We are planning on going each year, and I threw the idea out to have a rivalry trophy. Whoever team wins would get the trophy until the next game.What I’m wondering is what are your favorite rivalry trophy? Personally, I wanted something with the scores of the games and each team’s logo. So give me some ideas!Also, what are your favorites? Post hereMichigan-MinnesotaPitt-Cincy walkerws Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)One thing I never understood is why an Army boot opposed to say… a western boot… which would at least have more local resonance behind it.I believe because the ROTC programs sponsor it and they havea relay to take the game ball from one campus to the other. AJM Hopelessly Optimistic Detroit Fan Share on other sites 690 265 Foxxtrot44 Posted October 10, 2012 450 andrewharrington Share this post Share this post 333 Share this post Share this post Share on other sites 0 Foxxtrot44 129 0 Location:Massillon, OH Members 84 Share this post “People of the court, these guys are total dildos!&quot 129 Share on other sites 1 18 0 Posted October 10, 2012 walkerws Link to post 355 posts Sports Logo News 1 450 10,452 posts 84 Love the OU TX golden hat. I like trophies that the players interact with, like props. The golden hat is one of the best. Posted October 10, 2012 Share on other sites 0 423 Link to post Share on other sites Prev Members raysox Rivalry Trophies 18 Sports Logo News 1,319 posts 450 Location:Wisco 2 Ready To Plow 0 450 Link to post All Activity Link to post Raysfan12 1,873 posts Share this post 346 posts 1 Posted October 11, 2012 Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)One thing I never understood is why an Army boot opposed to say… a western boot… which would at least have more local resonance behind it.Ya call that a boot? Now THIS is a boot!The Beehive Boot to be exact. Favourite Logos:Kent State, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets primary All Activity My favorite is the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk for Illinois and Northwestern. It’s now retired because of the P.C. Nazis. 10 Share this post Share this post Share on other sites Members Link to post Share this post The only one that really matters, the Fremont CannonNevada/UNLV 1,771 posts 2 2,271 Posted October 10, 2012 Share this post 0 cshookemHORNS Favourite Logos:Houston TexansSuper Bowl XXXVISuper Bowl XLIVMinnesota WildNew Orleans Hornets (Fleur de Bee) 10 450 Share this post 265 128 0 Members Members 4,313 posts Posted October 11, 2012 Link to post Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Link to post Southern Methodist and Texas Christian play for the Iron Skillet: Link to post Share on other sites 2,271 drdougfresh JPDesign 690 Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Share this post Sports Logos Go To Topic Listing 3,017 posts drdougfresh 0 0 illini1 Share on other sites Share on other sites Sports Logos 451 Members Share on other sites illini1 Link to post 0 Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)One thing I never understood is why an Army boot opposed to say… a western boot… which would at least have more local resonance behind it. Rivalry Trophies Huge homerism but I gotta love the Bronze boot (Wyoming vs CSU version) granted to the winner of the oldest rivalry west of the Missouri River. (note not the Mississippi)The missing Paniolo Trophy (Wyoming vs Hawaii)And my non-homerism trophy would be either the Ireland Trophy or Illibuck! 18 Share on other sites Members 12,366 posts 450 This topic is now closed to further replies. 10,243 posts Posted October 10, 2012 2,877 posts Location:Louisville, Kentucky Love the OU TX golden hat. I like trophies that the players interact with, like props. The golden hat is one of the best.I think Colt wore it better Members 4,322 Members Location:St. Petersburg, FL 3 Members Vucelord! 0 illwauk Members JSS 192 Share on other sites Posted October 11, 2012 Forums Home 2 83 423 Share on other sites 18 raysox 0 83 Location:Ohio Page 1 of 3   Floyd of Rosedale is an awesome trophy with an interesting story behind it: $1 Cans of PBR Location:bah. Favourite Logos:Kent State, Columbus Crew, Columbus Blue Jackets primary In honor of this weekends Texas – Oklahoma game. JPDesign I’m partial to the Wagon Wheel trophy! 0 Members Governor’s Cup (Louisville vs Kentucky)Keg of Nails (Louisville vs Cincinnati)My Favorite of all: The Floyd of Rosedale (Minnesota and Iowa) Location:CLE · IND · PDX cshookemHORNS Recommended Posts 128 5,743 posts Link to post 818 Nothing fancy, but the Territorial Cup is my fav for obvious reasons. 18 Members 10,452 posts I just made a bunch of illustrations for rivalry trophies. I’m not familiar with what every trophy looks like, but off the top of my head, I think the Megaphone is a great-looking trophy. Hits all the marks: weird mundane object, hand painted with years and scores, teams have great logos and color schemes. I especially love the splash of red.I also have to say that I like the Jug, Floyd of Rosedale, Paul Bunyan’s Axe, The Bayou Bucket, The Silver Spade; there are a lot of great ones. I prefer the trophies that don’t have a pedestal or case, though. The ones that you can carry around as if they were any old megaphone, axe, whatever. Share this post Share this post 128 54 erikstoll 818 54 2,699 posts Favourite Logos:Dunking Cardinal, Punisher Skull, 1990’s Orlando Magic Raysfan12 Rivalry Trophies Prev Posted October 10, 2012 Share on other sites Link to post Link to post 18 dmhtfld 0 Posted October 11, 2012 0 Share on other sites andrewharrington wyopokes2 Share this post dmhtfld Link to post Location:Bemidji, MN Link to post Share on other sites Link to post goforbroke Posted October 10, 2012 cshookemHORNS walkerws Spearhead A very cool trophy to see close up, the Jeweled Shillelagh is the trophy given to the winner of the ND – SC annual game. cshookemHORNS Next 451 333 423 Posted October 11, 2012 12,353 posts 192 Members Share on other sites Location:Massillon, OH What if there were no hypothetical questions? Posted October 11, 2012 Link to post Members Posted October 10, 2012 Link to post Members Posted October 10, 2012 JSS Sign in to follow this   Members Next wyopokes2 SportsLogos.Net Spearhead Every time Ohio State beats Michigan each player gets a pair of gold pants. I don’t know if Michigan has anything they give their players if they beat Ohio State. Page 1 of 3   Share on other sites Location:PHX, AZ Share on other sites 451 AJM Share on other siteslast_img read more