First vaccinations begin in Africa for COVID-19 trial

first_imgTalk Africa: Africa’s response to COVID-19 A vaccine volunteer receives an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Africa’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial has begun as volunteers received injections developed at the University of Oxford in Britain. /APAfrica’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as nervous volunteers received injections, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind.The large-scale trial of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford in Britain is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil.South Africa has nearly one-third of Africa’s confirmed cases with more than 106,000, including more than 2,100 deaths. The country late Tuesday reported its biggest one-day death toll of 111.“I feel a little bit scared but I want to know what is going on with this vaccine so that I can tell my friends and others what is going on with the study,” one of the vaccine trial volunteers, Junior Mhlongo, said in Johannesburg.The African continent now has nearly 325,000 cases as countries loosen restrictions under economic pressure from citizens who say they have to feed their families.Shortages of testing materials and medical supplies remain a problem as Africa could become the world’s next hot spot.The pandemic was delayed in Africa “but is picking up speed very quickly,” the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief John Nkengasong said Wednesday, with a steep increase in the number of cases and deaths.“Unless we act now, Africa is at risk of being left behind on the global vaccine,” he warned a continental discussion and urged that local manufacturing and scientific expertise play a key role.Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa all have highly developed clinical trial capabilities, said Salim Abdool Karim, chair of South Africa’s ministerial advisory committee for COVID-19.Many other sub-Saharan African countries also have clinical trial capacity, said Daniel Bausch, director of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team.“We’re not only needing but capable of participating” as the world races for a vaccine, South Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.African leaders have been outspoken about the continent being elbowed out in the intense global competition for medical supplies in this pandemic, as well as what the World Health Organization’s Africa chief, Matshidiso Moeti, called the “distortion of the global market for key items.”WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged that the initial supply of any COVID-19 vaccine be deployed where it’s most needed, rather than based on the “ability to pay.”Tedros also announced that as of this week, all 54 of Africa’s countries now have the lab capacity to test for the coronavirus.In February, just two African nations could test for the virus. The continent’s first virus case was reported on Feb. 14Related A vaccine volunteer receives an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Africa’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial has begun as volunteers received injections developed at the University of Oxford in Britain. /AP Talk Africa: COVID-19 and Food Security COVID-19 war balloons Africa’s spendinglast_img read more

Two arrested in drug bust at Woodford Hill

first_img Share Two adult males were arrested on two drug related charges in Woodford Hill on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at around 7 p.m., after being found in possession of marijuana. According to a report from Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno. Baptiste, the men were arrested after members of the Drug Squad Unit, who were on mobile patrol, led an anti-drug operation in that community.This anti-drug operation resulted in the discovery and seizure of thirteen thousand, six hundred and twenty (13,620) grams of cannabis. The drugs were found after search of motor vehicle registration number, TL662, which was occupied by the two suspects. The vehicle has since been seized by the police. Both men were taken into custody and charged with possession of alleged cannabis, and possession with intent to supply. They are expected to appear before the magistrate’s court. LocalNews Two arrested in drug bust at Woodford Hill by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017 Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share 1227 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Three Dominican Artists to Perform in Virtual OECS Concert This Weekend

first_img Share Triple Kay Dennis Menance XL Roberts The concert will feature among others, Dominica’s internationally recognised singer and songwriter, Michele Henderson; reggae singer and song writer and former West Indies cricketer, Omari Banks of Anguilla; Veteran zouk stars, Orlane from Martinique and Christiane Odybol – formerly of Zouk Machine – from Guadeloupe; Guadeloupean ragga/dancehall and zouk star Admiral T; Dominica’s reggae and dancehall artiste Colton T; soca stars from St. Vincent and the Grenadines Hance John and Fireman Hooper along with Grenadians Lil’ Natty and Thunda; Saint Lucian stars Ricky T and Shemmy J; Dominica’s bouyon giant Triple Kay Global; emerging Martinican singer-song writer Stella Gonis; Soca Monarchs Trevon Pollard of Montserrat and Dennis Menace XL Roberts of Antigua and Barbuda; Antiguan soca queen Claudette Peters; St. Kitts and Nevis reggae star Dujon Caesar along with emerging star Charnelle Mc Master; and BVI Soca star Martino Mark, who will make up the evening’s line-up of performers.These artistes together with hosts, Leroy “Wadix” Charles of Dominica; Natalie Clarke of Antigua and Barbuda; and Saint Lucian Hollywood Hp will power the show which will be carried on social media platforms Facebook and Youtube.The OECS Virtual Concert is in recognition of the value and critical role of music, the creative industry and performing arts in bringing communities together and their ability to inspire in moments of crisis and disasters. It is expected that the event will serve not only to bring some measure of entertainment to viewers and listeners but also to give exposure to the work of OECS musicians and to bring them closer together in a period of collaboration and solidarity with the countries and peoples of the OECS region.The event is being produced by Herric Horne of Island Network of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Marva Williams of the Dominica Festivals Committee with the support of a team from the OECS Commission.The public will be able to access the event by logging onto the OECS Commission’s Social media platforms and by following the performers on the show on their social media handles.Artistes: 100 Views   no discussions OECS Commission Presents Virtual Concert of Hope Through the Power of MusicTune in on Saturday, June 13 from 7:30pm!The OECS Commission through its Competitive Business Unit (CBU) plans to bring hope to Member States and build solidarity with frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic using the power of the region’s music. A Free Virtual Concert featuring several top performers from across the OECS region will be live streamed on Saturday 13 June, from 7:30pm!The June 13th Virtual Concert which is dubbed” “Building Hope through the Power of OECS Music” is packaged to bring an evening of entertainment and fun to viewers and listeners in OECS Member States and in other parts of the region and internationally.  The entertainment package, which is especially planned to highlight the contribution of OECS musicians and entertainers during the period of this pandemic, promises to be highly entertaining and full of dynamic performances from a wide variety of artistes covering all the key genres of music performed in the OECS. Leroy “Wadix” Charles Hosts: Charnelle McMaster Natalie Clarke Michele Henderson Sharing is caring! Stella Gonis Christiane Odybol Admiral T Hollywood Hp Martino Mark Dujon Caesar Colton T Hans John Trevon Pollard Claudette Peters Tweet Share Orlane EntertainmentLocalNewsRegional Three Dominican Artists to Perform in Virtual OECS Concert This Weekend by: – June 8, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Market Watch: Cattle [2012]

first_imgClick a link below to see updates on Cattle from a specific issue of Progressive Dairyman.advertisementadvertisementIssue 18 2012: December 11, 2012Issue 17 2012: November 21, 2012Issue 16 2012: November 1, 2012Issue 15 2012: October 11, 2012Issue 14 2012: September 21, 2012advertisementIssue 13 2012: September 1, 2012Issue 12 2012: August 11, 2012Issue 11 2012: July 21, 2012Issue 10 2012: July 1, 2012Issue 9 2012: June 11,2012Issue 8 2012: May 21, 2012advertisementIssue 7 2012: May 1, 2012Issue 6 2012: April 11, 2012Issue 5 2012: March 21, 2012Issue 4 2012: March 1, 2012Issue 3 2012: February 11, 2012Issue 2 2012: January 21, 2012Issue 1 2012: January 1, 2012last_img read more

Intel and Ericsson Demonstrate First 5G NR-Compliant Data Call Using the 39 GHz mm-Wave Band

first_imgIntel and Ericsson have conducted the first 3GPP New Radio (NR) 5G-compliant live data call over the 39 GHz band using Intel’s RF mm-Wave chip with Ericsson Radio System commercial equipment including the 5G NR radio AIR 5331, baseband and Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform. The 5G trial was the first live multi-vendor data call over 39 GHz spectrum and was demonstrated in labs in Kista, Sweden, and Santa Clara, California.The 39 GHz band is an important spectrum for North American commercial deployment beginning in 2019 – as all major operators plan to use this band. U.S. operator rollouts using the 39 GHz mmWave band will deliver an ultra-fast experience with 5G data speed. This is expected to drive a new era of communications and customer services.This latest accomplishment builds on the earlier 3GPP NR-compliant calls undertaken in the 3.5 GHz band by Intel and Ericsson, showing that both companies have moved towards global Interoperability across multiple bands.last_img read more

Ursuline College to Host Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsArrowsDivision IIGMACGreat Midwest Athletic ConferenceNCAAUrsulineWomen’s College Basketball Matt Medleycenter_img Ursuline College will host the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Women’s Basketball Tournament beginning Thursday night, with the Championship Game being played Saturday at 4 PM.All five games of the tournament will be played at the Seidman Gymnasium inside the Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center on the campus of Ursuline College in beautiful Pepper Pike, Ohio. This was the first season of basketball at the state-of-the-art facility and the Ursuline Arrows have been dominant at home ever since it opened. Ursuline owns the #1 seed in the tournament and will receive a first-round bye.The Arrows went 22-3 overall with a record of 12-2 within the conference. The first game of the tournament tips off at 5 PM Thursday evening and features #4 Davis & Elkins (11-15, 7-7 G-MAC) vs. #5 Trevecca Nazarene (8-16, 7-7 G-MAC). The winner advances to face Ursuline in the Semi-Finals on Friday at 5 PM. Immediately following the 4 vs. 5 game, #3 Kentucky Wesleyan (16-9, 5-5 G-MAC) takes on #6 Ohio Valley (7-20, 4-10 G-MAC), which is set to tip-off at 7:30 PM. The winner of that game moves on to face #2 Cedarville on Friday night at 7:30 PM.Ursuline’s high-powered offense is led by Erica Huber, Laney Lewis, Camryn Hill, Natalie Koenig, Brigan Wymer, and Christiana Jefferson, as their three-point shooting arsenal and great ball movement makes them an exciting team to watch. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Championship Midwest Regional. Tickets to the G-MAC Tournament are $7 and admission is free with Student ID. Visit for more information, including how to follow the games live. Keep updated with all the GMAC Tournament action by following @UrsulineArrows and @NEOSportsInside on Twitter.last_img read more

Argonaut Weekly – Week 15 Recap

first_img Share Argonaut Weekly – Week 15 Recap PENSACOLA, Fla. – After a road trip to Delta State on Sunday, the West Florida basketball teams will have one more week of play before the holiday break.  Highlighting the week ahead is Wednesday’s home opener for the UWF men’s team, as the Argonauts host Columbus State for a 4 p.m. tip-off.  The men’s team will then head to Boca Raton, Fla. for the Courtyard by Marriott Holiday Classic hosted by Lynn, while the women’s team competes at the Florida Tech Christmas Tournament at the same time.ARGONAUT OF THE WEEKMike LewisMen’s BasketballJunior GuardJunior guard Mike Lewis (Upper Marlboro, Md./Eastern Kentucky) starred for West Florida in the Argonauts’ 91-82 win at Delta State on Sunday.  The sharpshooter finished the afternoon with a career-high 27 points, and he shot 9-14 from the field and 5-7 from long range.  Lewis leads UWF with 15.8 points per game through the season’s first eight games, and he is shooting 44.0 percent from the field and 39.4 percent from long range on the season.–WEEK IN REVIEWMen’s Basketball12/12 @ Delta State: 91-82 W- recap, boxGraduate assistant coach Kenny Holmes talks about the team’s 91-82 win over Delta State:–Women’s Basketball12/12 @ No. 1 Delta State: 53-75 L- recap, boxHead coach Shannan Bergen discusses the team’s 75-53 loss to No. 1 Delta State:–2010-11 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK:9/7: Alex Dumond (men’s soccer), Anna Stoecklein (volleyball)9/14: Daniel Martini (men’s soccer), Luiza Sonnervig (women’s tennis), Chelsea Wilhoite (volleyball)9/21: Jennifer Gartin (women’s golf), Carlos Rodriguez (men’s golf), Dominique Sykes (men’s cross country)9/28: Otto Bonning (men’s golf), Shakira Duncan (women’s soccer)10/5: Sean Reynolds (men’s soccer), Jodi-Ann Robinson (women’s soccer)10/12: Ruth Ashley (women’s cross country), Kaitlyn Kutemeyer (women’s soccer), Eddie Pagan (men’s cross country)10/19: Katie Johnson (volleyball), Monica Malavassi (women’s soccer)10/26: Shakira Duncan (women’s soccer), Chelsea Wilhoite (volleyball)11/2: Noha Saleh (women’s soccer), Marquel Waldron (men’s soccer)11/8: Karyssa Tourelle-Fallon (women’s cross country), Seth Rosonina (men’s cross country), Alexis Pugh (women’s soccer)11/16: Elliott Purdom (men’s soccer), Abby Timmer (volleyball)11/23: Kara Gonzalez (volleyball), Stacy Paton (women’s cross country)11/30: Jamar Moore (men’s basketball)12/7: Jade Howard (women’s basketball)12/14: Mike Lewis (men’s basketball)For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Insiden Landing Gear Boeing 737-800 SpiceJet, Drama Pendaratan Darurat Yang Dramatis!

first_imgPilot maskapai ini pun baru mengetahui ada masalah pada landing gear ketika pihak Air Traffic Controller (ATC) berusaha menghubungi mereka melalui jaringan telekomunikasi. Namun tidak ada istilah ‘batal mengudara’ ketika pesawat sudah menyentuh landas pacu, terlebih ketika pesawat sudah memacu penuh tenaga pendorongnya. Alhasil, drama pertama pun dimulai ketika maskapai SpiceJet ini mengudara dengan kondisi landing gear yang rusak.Berdasarkan pantauan petugas ATC Bandara Internasional Chennai, mereka melihat kepulan api yang melahap ban belakang dari armada SpiceJet ini ketika pesawat hendak lepas landas. Beberapa saat setelah pesawat meninggalkan daratan, ban kanan belakang yang berapi-api tersebut pun meledak. Imbasnya, cairan hidrolik yang tersimpan dekat dengan ban ini membanjiri landas pacu utama bandara tersibuk ketiga di India ini.Pilot SpiceJet yang tiada henti berkomunikasi dengan pihak ATC terus berusaha untuk mendaratkan pesawat yang berada dalam kondisi tidak prima tersebut. Opsi pertama pesawat bisa mendarat di Bandara Vijayawada, namun sayangnya bandara tersebut tidak memiliki fasilitas pendaratan darurat yang memadai. Akhirnya pihak ATC Bandara Internasional Chennai memerintahkan maskapai SpiceJet yang tengah bermasalah tersebut untuk return to base ke landas pacu Chennai.Setelah mendapat lampu hijau dari petugas ATC, pilot lalu melakukan pendaratan darurat di landas pacu Bandara Chennai. Kendati maskapai SpiceJet tersebut mengalami pecah ban, namun pilot tetap bisa mendaratkan pesawat dengan selamat. Kondisi ban yang sudah tidak terlindung karet ini membuat landas pacu tersebut rusak. Walaupun sudah melewati dua drama menegangkan dalam penerbangan gagal tersebut, namun keseluruhan penumpang dan awak kabin SpiceJet selamat.Baca Juga: Bird Strike Paksa AirAsia QZ104 ‘Return to Base’ di Bandara KualanamuAlhasil, pihak bandara harus menutup sementara proses penerbangan dan pendaratan hingga pukul 18.45 waktu setempat. Sejumlah maskapai yang dijadwalkan berangkat pada rentang waktu tersebut pun terpaksa mengalami keterlambatan penerbangan.Drama lain kembali muncul ketika pihak ATC Bandara Internasional Chennai menerima laporan dari sebuah pesawat kargo asal Ethiopia yang meminta ijin untuk melakukan pendaratan darurat dikarenakan bahan bakar mereka hampir habis. Padahal landas pacu bandara tersebut masih ditutup karena kerusakan yang terjadi akibat pendaratan darurat maskapai SpiceJet.Setelah melakukan beragam pertimbangan, akhirnya petugas ATC Chennai mengijinkan pesawat kargo tersebut untuk melakukan pendaratan darurat di landas pacu kedua mereka.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBelakangan Pesawat Kerap Bermasalah pada Roda Pendarat, Ada Apa?05/03/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Intip Cara Qantas Rawat Komponen Landing Gear System Tanpa Harus Terbang13/05/2020In “Featured”Mendebarkan! Pesawat Ini Landing Tanpa Roda04/05/2017In “Domestik” Tidak ada seorang pun yang mengharapkan proses lepas landas tidak berjalan dengan mulus, begitupun dengan penumpang yang berada di dalam pesawat Boeing 737-800 maskapai SpiceJet beberapa waktu yang lalu. Sebanyak 199 penumpang yang berada di dalam Low Cost Carrier (LCC) asal India ini harus berbesar hati menyaksikan secara langsung dua drama yang sarat akan adrenalin dari dalam pesawat. Tak ayal, nuansa perjalanan yang menyenangkan pun sontak berubah menjadi mencekam.Baca Juga: Bermasalah di Mesin, Airbus A330 China Eastern Terpaksa Return to BaseBerdasarkan lansiran yang dikutip dari sejumlah laman sumber, maskapai SpiceJet yang hendak lepas landas dari Bandara Internasional Chennai pada Kamis (8/2/2018) siang mengalami masalah pada landing gear mereka. Sayangnya, masalah pada perangkat utama pendaratan ini baru terdeteksi ketika pesawat sudah berjalan di landas pacu.last_img read more

City Of Kenai Finds Warm Storage Solution For Road Sand

first_imgOstrander: “The only reason we were required to add salt was to keep the sand thawed in order to be stored outside. Since we can store it in a warm storage facility we will not need to add salt to the sand.” Story as aired: At the Kenai City Council meeting on December 6, the council approved the funds necessary to rent ‘warm storage #2’ for road sand storage for a total of five months. Storing the sand outside has resulted in costs, challenges, and complications. $29,250 was budgeted in the current fiscal year for salt. Ostrander determined a fair market value of utilizing the warehouse space and determined that storing the sand out of the elements it would eliminate the need to add salt.center_img Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander: “The five months was determined based on the period of time that we will need the facility- the five months should take us to the end of the winter, and at that point we should be done sanding for the year.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council has approved a resolution authorizing funds to rent warehouse space in lieu of adding salt to road sand for winter ice control. According to a memo presented to the City Council, the City mechanics have witnessed significant acceleration in corrosion to City equipment after implementation of using salt.last_img read more

BOE emergency session set for Thursday at 5pm

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Board of Education will meet in an Emergency Session on Thursday, July 30 at 5 pm in the lower level conference room of the Central Office.   The purpose of the meeting is to finalize and approve the 2020-2021 Bus Contract, and approve policy for COVID-19 Potential Exposure Guidelines for Staff.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/30/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img