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first_img– Advertisement – Tarnawa could have gone for the Filly & Mare Turf, but connections chose this stiffer task for the in-form three-year-old, who had won the Prix Vermeille and Prix de l’Opera on her last two starts for her owner the Aga Khan.Keane had her at the back of the field as Channel Maker and United set the pace, with Aidan O’Brien’s Magical in a handy position not far off the lead.Channel Maker set sail for home at the top of the straight, but the pack closed in a furlong out with Keane producing Tarnawa with a perfectly-timed run that saw her keep Magical at bay by a length. Channel Maker was another length away in third.- Advertisement – Keane said: “Mr Weld gave me a call and told me what was happening, and then he rang again today and said it would have been lovely if I’d sat on her before, because she takes a bit of knowing.“They had worked with her at the stalls while she had been here and when I spoke to Oisin Orr he said the filly had done one of her pieces of work before she left Ireland.“It’s been a brilliant year, it’s lovely to get this victory going home and it’s definitely the icing on the cake for the year we’ve had.” Dermot Weld and Colin Keane teamed up to great effect as Tarnawa stormed to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland.Crowned champion jockey once again in Ireland, Keane was replacing the luckless Christophe Soumillon, who also missed a winning ride on Order Of Australia in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. It was his first ride for veteran trainer Weld, who was also enjoying his first Breeders’ Cup success.- Advertisement – Weld’s son, Mark, said: “It doesn’t get any bigger than this. These overseas prestige races in the autumn are what we train them for and I’m sad my dad is not here, but the Covid situation put paid to that.“It was Colin’s first ride for us and there were no instructions. We left it completely up to him and as soon as I saw Colin pull her out, it was a like a jet seeing a runway and off she went.“My father has been a long-standing supporter of American racing ever since Go And Go won the Belmont back in 1990. He worked in the United States as a boy and it’s very special to him.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img6Phil Taylor2014, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007 Gerwyn Price lifted the Eric Bristow Trophy with a brilliant performance in Wolverhampton
Gerwyn Price lifted the Eric Bristow Trophy with a brilliant performance in Wolverhampton

first_imgThe couple were “trying for awhile to have another” child, Reilly, 36, wrote in her Mother’s Day Instagram announcement. “We have a lot to celebrate this year,” the North Carolina native added at the time. “As a mom, it’s my day to celebrate Adora & OMG baby #2!! I can’t believe I’m pregnant!”Big Brother Rachel Reilly Gives Birth Welcomes 2nd Child With Brendon VillegasRachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas Courtesy of Rachel Reilly/InstagramHer husband went on to share a photo of their daughter, Adora, 4, holding an ultrasound shot. “We’re having another baby and couldn’t be happier,” the California native captioned the family photo.The then-pregnant star debuted her bare baby bump the following month at 20 weeks while wearing a bikini. “Swimming in the pool is my fave these days,” Reilly wrote in June. “It tones my arms and legs and I feel weightless. I think swimming is the best pregnancy workout.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –  She went on to document her budding belly’s progress on social media, from building her little one’s crib to enjoying a family getaway in Big Sur, California.While awaiting baby No. 2, the Amazing Race alums made an effort to “do everything fun together” with Adora. Reilly explained in a July Instagram post: “I told Adora the next three months are hers! [We’ll] make lots of memories as a family of three!!!! Like bike riding, beach days, wildlife viewing, camping — basically everything. … I want her to know how important she is to us.”- Advertisement – Adora’s parents met and fell in love on season 12 of BB in 2010. They tied the knot two years later in Los Angeles, welcoming their daughter in 2016.Reilly said in July 2019 that she and Villegas were “trying to have another baby.” Her sister, Elissa Reilly, told BB alum JC Mounduix at the time: “The TMI is for real. The two of them talking about going and making a baby together. I’m like, vomiting.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Family of four! After making Big Brother history in 2016 as the first alums to start a family, Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas welcomed baby No. 2!“Thank you for all the well wishes for Rachel and the baby. Rachel and our baby boy are both healthy and doing well. They are recovering at UCLA,” Villegas, 40, tweeted on Wednesday, November 11. “I am sure it will not be too long until Rachel shares some pics, but I will leave that up to our momma warrior. No name as of yet!”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img2:15 Anthony Joshua says defeating ‘dangerous’ Kubrat Pulev sets up huge fights Anthony Joshua’s world title fight has “extra precautions” to ease fears about finding a late replacement for Kubrat Pulev, says promoter Eddie Hearn.Britain’s unified heavyweight champion is due to defend his world titles against Pulev on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office, in Joshua’s first fight on home soil for over two years.Dillian Whyte’s rematch with Alexander Povetkin was recently postponed after the Russian tested positive for Covid-19, while new opponents have been regularly drafted in during the pandemic, but Hearn hopes to avoid such issues with Joshua-Pulev. 'Prince' Charles Martin has risen back to No 2 in the IBF rankings 'Prince' Charles Martin has risen back to No 2 in the IBF rankings

first_imgOct 6, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Many more toddlers received influenza shots in the first flu season after federal health officials began recommending that step 2 years ago, but they remained a minority, according to a report issued yesterday.In 2004 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally recommended flu shots for 6- to 23-month-old children; previously the agency had only “encouraged” vaccination in this age-group. New survey results indicate that 33.4% of those children received at least one dose of flu vaccine for the 2004-05 season, compared with 17.5% the previous season, the CDC said.Also yesterday, the CDC reported that the self-reported flu immunization rate among people aged 65 and older dropped from 67.6% in 2004 to 63.3% in 2005, probably reflecting the vaccine shortage in the 2004-05 flu season. Both immunization reports were published in today’s issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.The findings about toddler immunizations come from the 2005 National Immunization Survey (NIS), an ongoing telephone survey of households, coupled with a mail survey of vaccination providers.The survey used two measures of vaccination coverage for the 2004-05 season: (1) at least one dose between September and December 2004, and (2) full vaccination, defined as two doses between September and December for children never vaccinated before, or at least one dose in that period for children vaccinated previously.Based on household responses and the availability of provider vaccination data, 12,056 children were included in the survey. Of these, 33.4% had received at least one dose of flu vaccine, but only 17.8% were considered fully vaccinated, the CDC reports. Those findings compare with estimates of 17.5% for at least one dose and 8.4% for full vaccination in the 2003-04 season.Immunization rates for toddlers varied widely by location, with single-dose coverage ranging from 9.1% in Clark County, Nev., to 59.3% in Massachusetts, the CDC says.The report notes that the United States had a shortage of flu vaccine in 2004-05 because one manufacturer (Chiron) couldn’t deliver the doses it had planned to. However, the shortage didn’t directly affect the supply for toddlers, because Chiron’s vaccine was not licensed for children under 4 years old.A previous CDC survey, from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), yielded a higher estimate of flu immunization among toddlers in 2004-05: 48.4%. Several factors may explain the difference, the article says.The BRFSS figures are based on reports from parents and are not confirmed by healthcare providers, which might result in overestimates, the CDC says. In addition, the BRFSS used a different definition of the 6- to 23-month-old age-group and a slightly longer vaccination period.Flu shots in elderly sagged in 2005The CDC report of a drop in flu immunization among older people in 2005 came from BRFSS surveys. In the 2004 and 2005 surveys, people were asked whether they had had a flu shot in the preceding 12 months. Survey respondents who were 65 or older numbered 68,514 in 2004 and 87,351 in 2005.In 2005, 63.3% of the elderly respondents said they’d had a flu shot, compared with 67.6% in 2004. The decline in coverage was statistically significant in 16 states, and it exceeded 10% in 13 of those states, the CDC reports.State immunization rates for the elderly varied widely in both years; in 2005 they ranged from 35.3% in Puerto Rico to 78.8% in Minnesota, with a median of 65.5%. Among the states, the median drop in coverage was 5.1%.To assess vaccination coverage in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 flu seasons, the CDC did a separate analysis of the findings from people interviewed in the first 6 months of each of the 2 years. Most people questioned during those periods were reporting on vaccinations received between the preceding September and December, the article says.This analysis revealed a steeper decline in flu immunization than was found in the full-year analysis. In the first half of 2005, 64% of respondents said they had been immunized, down from 73.8% in the first half of 2004. Coverage declined in all but two states and territories; the decreases ranged from 3.2% to 23.7%, with a median of 12.0%. The decline was significant in 44 states and greater than 10% in nine of them.The CDC says the findings suggest that elderly people were affected by the vaccine shortage in 2004-05. About 61 million doses were produced for that season, compared with 87 million the previous season and 95 million in 2002-03, the report says.In response to the supply problems of recent years, the article says the CDC is working with manufacturers and distributors to improve a vaccine-supply tracking system that was first devised in the 2004-05 season.Unlike flu immunizations, pneumococcal vaccination coverage in the elderly was stable over the 2 years. In 2005, 63.7% of respondents reported ever having received pneumococcal vaccine, compared with 63.4% in 2004.  Coverage in 2005 ranged from 28.3% in Puerto Rico to 71.7% in North Dakota, with a median of 65.7%.The government has set goals of increasing flu and pneumococcal vaccination coverage among the elderly to 90% by 2010.CDC. Childhood influenza vaccination coverage—United States, 2004-05 influenza season. MMWR 2006 Oct 6;55(39):1061-5 [Full text]CDC. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination coverage among persons aged >65 years—United States, 2004-2005.  MMWR 2006 Oct 6;55(39):1065-8 [Full text]last_img read more

first_img The plan, intended to replace the existing one published in 2005, aims to present “simpler and more precise definitions” of the six pandemic phases and groups them to emphasize planning and preparedness considerations. The draft also defines “post-peak” and “possible new wave” phases. The agency says it is revising its guidance to reflect scientific advances and increased practical experience in responding to human and avian influenza since 2005. Events have included the development of national antiviral stockpiles, the approval of some H5N1 vaccines, the launch of efforts to create an international H5N1 vaccine stockpile, advances in understanding of past pandemics, and more knowledge of possible control strategies, the WHO said in a July statement on the drafting process. The WHO is seeking comments on the draft and plans to publish the final version in December. Interested people can request a copy through the WHO Web site; to file comments, they must fill out a “declaration of interest” form. Comments must be submitted by Nov 3. Components of preparedness, responseThe guidance lays out five components of preparedness and response to describe actions in each phase of a pandemic: (1) planning and coordination, (2) situation monitoring and assessment, (3) communications, (4) reducing the spread of disease, and (5) ensuring continuity of healthcare provision. This list differs slightly from the list in the existing guidance: (1) planning and coordination, (2) situation monitoring and assessment, (3) prevention and containment, (4) health system response, and (5) communication. Oct 24, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has drafted a revised pandemic influenza preparedness plan that updates the definitions of pandemic phases and puts more emphasis on the social and economic effects of a global epidemic, among other changes. The WHO plans to publish a collection of “supporting technical documents” with the final guidance, one of which will cover non–health sector preparedness. Others will cover disease-control measures, outbreak communications, surveillance, laboratory preparedness, and healthcare surge capacity. Tools such as checklists, training manuals, and a handbook for the public will also be published. Changes in the phase definitions are clearest for phases 1, 5, and 6, with lesser changes in the other phases. In the existing guidance, phase 1 is defined as a time when, though no new flu viruses have been found in humans, a flu virus that has caused human infection “may be present in animals,” but the risk of human infection is considered low. In the new draft, the phase 1 definition states simply: “No animal influenza virus known to have caused infection in humans has been identified in animals.” All of society should prepareAnother feature of the draft guidance is an emphasis on the principle that all of society, not just the health sector, should prepare for a pandemic. “In the absence of early and effective planning, societies may experience social and economic disruption, significant threats to the continuity of essential services, lower production levels, distribution difficulties and shortages,” it states. Similarly, the new phase 6 definition uses a specific geographic criterion, this one signaling intercontinental spread. Whereas the existing guidance defines this phase only as “increased and sustained transmission among the general population,” the draft defines it as featuring a virus that “has caused clusters of disease in at least two of the following geographical regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Americas, and Oceania.” Phase 3 as defined in the current guidance—the phase the WHO puts us in now—is described as “human infections with a new subtype, but no human-to-human spread, or at most rare instances of spread to a close contact.” In the draft, this changes to: “An animal or hybrid animal-human influenza virus has caused sporadic cases or small clusters of disease in people but has not resulted in human-to-human transmission sufficient to cause community level outbreaks.” Also, practical experience in pandemic planning and in responding to avian flu outbreaks in the past 3 years has led to “a greater recognition that pandemic preparedness planning requires the involvement of both health and non-health sectors,” the agency said. For example, it says, “If the electricity and water sectors are not able to maintain services, there will be grave implications for the ability of the health sector to function.” However, “It is important to stress that the phases do not represent an epidemiological prediction,” the document states. It is possible, in other words, to have early specific threats that do not lead to a pandemic; it is also possible for the first outbreaks of a pandemic to occur in such a way as to skip some intermediate phases. Many of the recommended activities within the various components are the same or similar between the existing and draft guidance, but some differ. For example, for containment efforts during phase 4, the draft advises affected countries to “engage in rapid containment operations in collaboration with WHO and the international community,” among other steps. The corresponding section in the existing document does not mention rapid containment operations, saying only that countries should “implement appropriate interventions identified during contingency planning, and consider any new guidance provided by WHO.” The guidance links the various phases to various responses by countries. However, it says the decision on when to start production of a pandemic vaccine will not be dictated by the phase: “The decision to recommend a switch to pandemic vaccine production will be made independently of phase changes. The ability to act promptly in such situations will depend entirely on access to viruses shared through the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN), highlighting the paramount importance of international cooperation in this area.” The guidance says that “non-health” sectors of society should plan for the likely impacts on businesses, schools, and other organizations; establish policies to be used during a pandemic; allocate resources to protect employees and customers; and educate employees. For phase 5, the draft guidance uses a more specific geographic criterion than the existing document. The existing guidance speaks of larger case clusters but ones still confined to a localized area, suggesting that the virus is not yet fully transmissible. The draft document defines phase 5 as featuring a virus that “has established human-to-human transmission in two or more non-contiguous countries in one geographical region.” A phase is not a predictionEach phase is linked to an “estimated probability of a pandemic” in the draft guidance, unlike in the current version. The probability is listed as “uncertain” for phases 1, 2, and 3, and rises for the remaining steps. The draft guidance for the first three phases incorporates the WHO’s existing recommendations on several topics: actions by individuals and households; actions at the societal level, including international travel measures; antivirals and other pharmaceuticals; and vaccines. The draft also defines three more phases after phase 6, none of which is numbered: the “post-peak period” (cases in most countries have dropped from peak levels), a “possible new wave” (flu activity is rising again), and the “post-pandemic period” (cases have returned to the normal range for seasonal flu). The vaccine section notes that the WHO currently makes no recommendations “either supporting or opposing the stockpiling of new influenza vaccines by a country for use either prior to a pandemic or during its early stages [prepandemic vaccines]. A well-matched pandemic vaccine will only be available after the pandemic influenza virus is identified.” While granting that the socioeconomic effects of a pandemic may be major, the WHO says it will measure pandemic severity on the basis of direct health impacts: “Societal and economic effects may be highly variable and dependent upon multiple factors (including the effects of the media and the underlying state of preparedness). WHO will instead assess pandemic severity based on primarily measurable effects on health.” Pandemic phasesThe draft guidance has six main pandemic phases, like the 2005 version. “However, the grouping and description of pandemic phases have been revised to be simpler, more precise and based upon verifiable phenomena rather than inference,” the document states.last_img read more

first_img The coalition endorsed all of the above items and urged the congressional conferees to consider several other needs it said are not addressed in the current House or Senate bill. Meanwhile, public health advocates said even more may be needed if a nationwide H1N1 vaccination campaign is launched in the fall. At least $1.5 billion in flexible funding to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, for use to continue building domestic vaccine capacity, replenish and build antiviral stockpiles, and expand domestic and international disease surveillance House and Senate conferees are working to reconcile supplemental appropriations bills that provide $2.05 billion in the House version and $1.5 billion in the Senate version for the H1N1 flu fight. The administration, in a Jun 2 letter, asked Congress to pass the House version and add another $2 billion to it. Republican critics derided the proposal to funnel stimulus money into the flu response as an effort to turn the stimulus package into an all-purpose “slush fund,” according to the WSJ report. “We need to make sure we have the people and resources to give the vaccine to people, which is on the order of $15 per dose,” he said. At the top of the list was extra money for vaccinations. The group voiced concern that the $1.5 billion in flexible funds in the House bill would not be nearly enough to buy, distribute, and administer a vaccine and set up electronic systems to track the program and monitors adverse reactions. But the letter did not specify an amount. $200 million to support global efforts to track, contain, and slow the spread of a pandemic Meanwhile, the Democratic leader in the House said Obama might not get the extra $2 billion he asked for, and Republicans criticized the proposal to take money from the stimulus fund, according to news reports. In an interview this week, Jarris said that 600 million doses of an H1N1 vaccine—two doses per American—could cost about $6 billion ($10 per dose). Administering the vaccine might cost another $15 per dose, or roughly $9 billion, he said. A contingency fund for the ongoing H1N1 response by state and local governments, to be used in the case of a public health emergency In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Obama said he was asking for the money “out of an abundance of caution” and appealed for “maximum flexibility” in how the funds are used. Levi’s criticism was seconded by Thomas V. Inglesby, MD, deputy director of the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who also spoke at the briefing. “This is an extraordinary event, and the funding provided years ago for the acquisition of contracts and development work for anthrax, for example, should not be diverted for this particular problem,” he said. In addition, Obama proposed to use up to 1% of unspent stimulus funds to battle the flu if needed. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that that would amount to about $3.1 billion out of the $311 billion in discretionary stimulus funds. Public health advocates welcomed the administration’s new request, but Dr. Paul Jarris, executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), estimated that a nationwide H1N1 vaccination campaign could cost as much as $15 billion. The Bioshield program, enacted in 2004, provides funds to support private-sector-development of medical defenses against biological, chemical, and other unconventional weapons.center_img House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was skeptical that Congress would add any more funds to the amounts approved by the two houses already, according to a Jun 3 Reuters report. He said more funds could be appropriated later if needed. The coalition’s letter to Congress said the House’s proposed $2.05 billion appropriation for the H1N1 epidemic includes: Groups support House versionEarlier this week, a coalition of groups led by TFAH urged the House and Senate conferees to adopt the House version of the pandemic funding proposal and add more funds to it. (The list of health and medical organizations and biomedical companies that signed the letter included the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of CIDRAP News.) The coalition also called for: At least $563 million to help states and localities buy personal protective equipment and antivirals for workers in public health, healthcare, and critical infrastructure operations At a press briefing yesterday on the H1N1 situation, TFAH Executive Director Jeff Levi, PhD, criticized the proposal to use Bioshield money. The pandemic funding is part of a supplemental appropriations bill mainly dedicated to funding the military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jun 5, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – President Barack Obama this week asked Congress for another $2 billion in supplemental funds to fight the novel H1N1 influenza epidemic, on top of $2 billion requested a month ago, and also proposed to tap federal economic stimulus funds for up to another $3.1 billion for the same purpose. Diverting Bioshield funds?Besides seeking to use some of the stimulus money, the administration is proposing to take money from the Bioshield program and harness it for the H1N1 battle, a plan that drew fire from public health advocates at a press conference yesterday. “The administration proposes to use $2.9 billion from the program to support H1N1 vaccine development,” he said. “This means programs for things like anthrax and smallpox will need to be put on hold. This would be robbing Peter to pay Paul. If we need this money for an H1N1 vaccine, we should appropriate it.” The administration proposes to “amend the purpose of Project Bioshield’s authority to include pandemic influenza,” according to a copy of the proposal, which was provided by the nonprofit group Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). $350 million for state and local pandemic preparedness efforts In a separate letter this week, ASTHO and the National Association of City and County Health Officials also urged the congressional leaders to adopt the House version of the pandemic funding. The letter said state public health agencies spent more than $80 million on the response to the H1N1 epidemic between Apr 21 and May 15. $122 million to complete state antiviral stockpiles and extend the shelf life of antivirals that will soon expire; the group said more than 8 million treatment courses are still needed to meet the original stockpile goal of 75 million courseslast_img read more

first_imgOct 5, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The nation’s first doses of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine were administered today, mainly to a limited group of healthcare workers and emergency medical service workers, while some physicians’ offices fielded calls about when the vaccine would be more widely available.Federal, state, and local officials were on hand to witness the events today at medical facilities in Memphis and Indianapolis. The very first doses were given to healthcare workers at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, according to a press release from the hospital.Doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists who work in the hospital’s emergency department and intensive care units were in the first group to receive the live attenuated nasal mist form of the H1N1 flu vaccine, made by MedImmune. Pediatric physicians, residents, and infectious disease specialists were also among Le Bonheur’s first recipients.About 150 workers lined up to receive the vaccine.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has singled out healthcare workers as the top priority group to receive the vaccine when supplies are slim, as they are now during deliveries of the first doses to states.Keith English, MD, Le Bonheur’s medical director of infectious diseases, said in the press release, “It’s important that our healthcare system is able to respond to the needs of our patients. This vaccine is one way we as healthcare workers can make sure we’re healthy and there for our patients when they need us.”Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said, “Today we are beginning to turn the tide in the fight against the H1N1 flu virus. We are excited to begin to protect those who care for others.”Meanwhile, officials were also on hand to see healthcare workers at an Indianapolis health center receive some of the nation’s first pandemic flu doses, according to a press release from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). On Oct 1 the state placed an order for its first shipment of 28,700 doses.Judy Monroe, MD, Indiana’s health commissioner, said she expects a substantial supply of the vaccine to arrive by mid October when officials will be targeting high-risk groups, including pregnant women, children from 6 months to 24 years old, people who take care of babies, and adults with underlying medical conditions.Some pediatrician offices are fielding dozens of calls from parents who want the pandemic vaccine for their children, the New York Times reported today.The virus is hitting younger age-groups the hardest, and federal officials are hoping pediatricians and schools can help get the vaccine quickly to children as soon as it is available. Influenza activity started spreading across the countries as school resumes.Most physicians don’t know exactly when they will receive their supplies, making it difficult to schedule appointments for young patients to be vaccinated.After it was inundated with calls from parents, a doctor’s office in Hartsdale, NY, added a new option on their answering machine that delivers a prerecorded message that the vaccine is not yet available, the Times reported.Kathryn Paterno, the clinic’s manager, told the Times, “People want it [the vaccine]. When they listen to news reports, they pick out bits and pieces—’swine flu, get it’—but they don’t quite comprehend that we don’t have it yet,” she said.The US government has ordered about 250 million doses of pandemic vaccine from five different producers. In mid September officials said the first wave of the vaccine would probably be 3.4 million doses of MedImmune’s nasal spray product, which were expected to reach providers the first week of October.Though health officials say the inhaled vaccine—approved for those ages 2 to 49—is a good option for healthy children, it is contraindicated for many in high risk people in the CDC’s priority groups, such as pregnant women and people with underlying medical conditions.The United States becomes the third country to begin pandemic vaccine immunization. China started immunizing students on Sep 21, and Australia began vaccinating its citizens on Sep 30.In early May, soon after the novel H1N1 virus was identified, an official from the World Health Organization predicted manufacturers would need 5 or 6 months to begin producing mass quantities of a vaccine.In late July, MedImmune announced it was getting high yields from its production of the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, even higher than for the seasonal flu version of its inhaled vaccine. Company officials said they had already made more than what the US government ordered, but said they faced a possible shortage of devices used to spray the vaccine into the nose.See also:Oct 5 Indiana State Department of Health press releaselast_img read more

first_imgThe project is part of the European project REMEDIO, which the City of Split is implementing with the city company Split Parking. The total value is HRK 1.411.250,00, the share of the City of Split is HRK 807.235,00, ie 57,2% of the funds provided from the Project, and the rest is the share of Split Parking. Through the “REMEDIO” project, EU funds were provided for the first year of operation of the System. Marko Bartulić, director of Split parking, also announced a new contingent worth HRK 700 that will arrive in the next month and a half, consisting of four new stations and 25 bicycles, while a dozen more new terminals are planned to be installed next year. “The goal is to have at least one stand in each district that will provide citizens with the cheapest form of transportation within the city. ” concluded Bartulić.  As of today, all citizens and tourists can use the Nextbike system of public bicycles with a mixed contingent of 20 electric and 30 classic bicycles at four locations.  Ante Gustin, director of the company Sustav javnih bicikala doo, which is a licensed partner of the global Nextbike system of public bicycles, said that Split is the 20th city in Croatia to implement their system and thanked the City and Split Parking for their cooperation. “They have more than 800 public bicycles in Croatia, and so far they have not recorded any thefts or major damage, precisely because of the registration of users and chips on each bicycle.Gustin emphasized. The mayor of the city of Split, Andro Krstulović Opara, said that Split is definitely starting a new cycling story, which is becoming an integral part of the multimodal functioning of traffic in Split. “I believe that our citizens will adopt bicycles as a way of healthier life, and we will implement new bike paths in cooperation with cycling clubs through similar European projects. New buses coming soon, city metro, future railway between Split airport and ferry port, construction of new garages, all this is part of the new multimodal principle of traffic functioning in Split ” Krstulović Opara pointed out. Split started a new cycling story by mapping cities that have a system of public bicycles. center_img Photo: Nextbike Croatia Currently, four terminals are active, on the waterfront near Sv. Frane, near TC Joker, at Sukoišanska Station and on Stari plac, while the other four terminals will be in operation until July 19 – on the Žnjan plateau, in the parking lot on Split 3 (intersection of B. Bušić and Poljička cesta), near the Student Dormitory on Spinut and on Campus.  The operator of the public bicycle system is Nextbike, which is present in 20 cities in Croatia and 250 cities around the world, which means that all registered users of the Nextbike system, anywhere in the world, can use the same system in Croatia. And now in Split. Photo: City of Splitlast_img read more