Dec 27, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its blessing last week to the use of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to prevent influenza in children between the ages of 1 and 12.The FDA had previously approved oseltamivir for treating (but not preventing) flu in that age-group and for both treating and preventing flu in adolescents and adults. Many countries are stockpiling the drug to prepare for a possible flu pandemic.In announcing its move, the FDA cited a study of the spread of flu in households. The study involved more than 1,100 people, including 222 children aged 1 to 12 years.When someone in the household came down with flu, other household members received either no treatment (unless they became ill) or oseltamivir once a day for 10 days. Three percent of those who received the drug contracted flu, versus 17% of those who received no preventive treatment, the FDA said.”The benefit in children mirrored the benefit seen in older individuals in this and earlier studies,” the agency said.The indicated dosage for preventive use in children is 30 to 60 milligrams per day, depending on body weight, for 10 days, according to Roche Pharmaceuticals, manufacturer of oseltamivir, a Swiss-based company with US headquarters in Nutley, N.J. Preventive use should begin within 48 hours after exposure to the virus, the company said.”The approval of Tamiflu in this indication enables doctors to have a safe and effective medicine at hand to help prevent young children from getting influenza,” said William M. Burns, CEO of Roche’s Pharma division, in a company news release. The company noted that children younger than 2 years are as likely as those over age 65 to be hospitalized if they get the flu.In studies, side effects of the prophylactic use of oseltamivir were similar to the side effects of treatment, the FDA said. The most common side effects were nausea, vomiting, headache, and fatigue. Vomiting was more common with twice-daily dosing than with once-daily dosing.”In the current study, children reported higher rates of vomiting than adults but this was observed to be dose-related,” the FDA said. No new side effects were seen in the study, but the agency has asked Roche for more post-marketing data on the safety of the drug.In November the FDA announced that a thorough review of post-marketing safety data on oseltamivir had revealed a few reports of severe rash and allergic-like skin reactions that might have been drug-related. As a result, the agency ordered that a new warning about the possibility of serious skin reactions be added to the drug label.In the same safety review, the FDA also examined reports of 12 deaths in Japanese children who were taking oseltamivir and concluded that the deaths were unrelated to the drug. The agency determined that the deaths were part of a wave of flu-related encephalitis and encephalopathy cases in Japanese children that began before oseltamivir was approved.See also:Dec 22 FDA news releaseDec 22 Roche news releaseNov 18, 2005, CIDRAP News story “FDA panel: children’s deaths unrelated to Tamiflu”
Great place to kick off the footy boots. Picture: CoreLogicHis situation seems somewhat removed from fellow Gold Coast coach Neil Henry, who was ousted from the Titans on Monday. At this stage Mr Henry doesn’t seem to have plans to budge from the area. He and wife Catherine bought an $840,000 “seachange” house in Tugun three years ago. There has been no movement on that property as yet, a sign that he has no plans to move just yet. Among his accomplishments, Henry has previously had stints as a writer and commentator so who knows where he could pop up next. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoRodney Eade’s kitchen has been renovated. Picture: CoreLogic Gold Coast Suns former head coach Rodney Eade’s $960,000 unit has come up for rent. Picture: Quinn Rooney/Getty ImagesIT’S been a horror month for coaches of major Queensland teams, with two ousted in the last two weeks – but property moves seem to indicate at least one may have a new gig lined up.Judging by his property manoeuvres, ousted Gold Coast Suns coach Rodney Eade may already have a new direction in play just over a week after being let go.A luxury two bed unit in Main Beach that he bought for $960,000 two and a half years ago has hit the rental market within a week of his shock departure. The former Suns’ coach was looking to land $800 a week for the two bedroom unit which was available for 12 month or two year leases. The renovated apartment has views of the Broadwater and has been renovated.Eade had left the Suns immediately after he was told that his contract would not be renewed, which apparently gave him the dubious honour of becoming the first Aussie Rules coach let go this season. The view to the Broadwater is quintessential Goldie. Picture: CoreLogic Neil Henry has no plans to leave the Gold Coast vicinity as yet. Picture. Phil HillyardThere’s precedent for hanging on to property even after moving on from coaching jobs on the coast. The man Henry replaced, John Cartwright, has kept a foothold on the coast for almost three years, despite taking assistant coaching gigs for the North Queensland Cowboys and then the Manly Sea Eagles.Cartwright bought a $935,000 villa in Currumbin four months after stepping down from the Titans coaching job and, right now, there’s no record of it being rented out. Former Titans coach John Cartwright still has a villa on the Gold Coast waiting for his return. Picture: Mark Evans
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The great thing about the Wellington football hamburger scrimmage is Wellington always wins.The annual inter-squad scrimmage between the offense and defense had a larger crowd than usual. That’s because the youth football teams was involved with the scrimmage.Wellington freshman Derek Driskell gets off some lengthy runs. Wellington Youth Football team plays at hamburger scrimmage. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Roy Rogers · 362 weeks ago Great job. Involving middle school and youth football with the high school. Makes them feel like part of the program, which they are. GO BIG RED!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 362 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Posted in: Sports Wellington assistant John Gifford jokes with a parent and youth football player at scrimmage.
Penguins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) goes up and over Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) as they battle for the puck during the second overtime period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs in Boston, June 5. The Bruins beat the Penguins 2-1 in 2OT on a Patrice Bergeron goal. That set off a celebration in Boston — the first for the Bruins at home after they won the first two games of the series in Pittsburgh 3-0 and 6-1. It is the first time all season that Pittsburgh has lost three consecutive games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)by Bill Neal• The passing of the now late great Deacon Jones is not only the loss of a true and original legend, but an innovator as well. Not only did he create the vicious and brutal head slap, but he also named what we now know as “the Sack.”• When MLB brings the hammer down on A-Rod and the other alleged offenders, they will still be about 100 short of all PED’s offenders.• Elgin Baylor, Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins, Julius “Dr. J.” Irving, Michael Jordan, Kobe “Black Momba” Bryant and now LeBron “King James” James. The greatest of all time…will come again!• Hearts certainly go out to the family of Monica Murphy, the mother of five killed in a car accident by former NBA star Mookie Blaylock in Clayton County Georgia. So far, tests indicate that Blaylock had no drugs or alcohol in his system and apparently suffered a seizure of some sort and it may be just a tragic accident.• I don’t know much about hockey. In fact, I don’t know anything about hockey. However, I do know this: no team has ever come back from 0-3 to win the Eastern Conference Title!
Facebook295Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictCurtis Cleveringa, who has served the past two years as principal and athletic director in the Taholah School District, has been selected to lead Capital High School as its next principal.The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed during the March 7 school board meeting to hire Cleveringa. He officially takes over the Capital High principal post on July 1.Cleveringa was selected for the top high school post after an extensive principal search process led by Northwest Leadership Associates. Search firm consultants worked with Olympia School District staff and parent focus groups since December first to identify the desired characteristics for the next principal, and then to search throughout the Pacific Northwest for the best candidate.Consultants involved students, staff and parents in the process, including interviews last month with the top three finalists.“Curtis Cleveringa will be an outstanding addition to Capital High School,” said Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. “He is a proven leader and someone who will fit in well at Capital and as part of our larger school district community.”Cleveringa has worked since 2014 in the Taholah School District, located on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Grays Harbor County. Before that he worked one year as an administrative intern in Utah, preceded by 15 years as a classroom teacher — six years in Utah and nine years in Zillah, Washington. During many of those years, he also served as a high school basketball and football coach.He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washington State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from University of Phoenix, and is working toward his superintendent’s credential through Washington State University.This year, the Capital High School principal job is being shared as an interim one-year position by Michelle Anderson and Jennifer Hewitt. Both Anderson and Hewitt will return in the 2016-17 school year to their previous positions as assistant principal at Capital High School.
Sabo followed up with a first place finish in the Elements 1 event. The medal streak continued with high finishes across the Elements categories as Lila McKechnie and Helena Keating captured Silver and Bronze respectively in Elements 1, Isabella Kroker Kimber won Silver in Elements 2 and Charly DeFouw Bronze in Elements 3.The remainder of the medals came in the Solo Dance categories with Helena Keating winning Silver and Lila McKechnie taking Bronze in the Jr. Bronze Dance Solo 1 category. In Junior Bronze Dance Solo 2 Mallory Pinske scored Silver while Isabella Kroker-Kimber rated Bronze.Courtney Shrieves won Bronze in the Jr. Silver category, Charly DeFouw finished with Bronze at the Senior Bronze level and at the Senior Silver level Christina Champlin and Breanna Tomilin captured Silver and Bronze respectively.Despite the positive result Gower and Measures are looking for Gold finishes at next year’s competition with the goal of winning Barclay Trophy awarded to the team with overall highest scores.Ice Show to Close Out SeasonThe final big event of the year is “Express To The Stars”, a musical tribute to the golden age of train travel. As always, all members of the club perform from the tiniest tots to the most seasoned skaters with music from “Madagascar”, “Polar Express” and much more.The show will be performed on May 10 from 2 – 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. The Nelson Figure Skating Club completed a successful season on ice with a trunk load of hardware.Despite starting out the season with a a number of club skaters competing for the first time, coaches Yoshie Measures and Sarah Gower saw a vast improvement from last season.Starting in February, 15 skaters competed at the Kootenay Regional Championships in Beaver Valley, entering 40 separate events, the most for the club since 2008.Eight of the skaters captured medals, with Charly DeFouw skating a beautiful program to win the title of West Kootenay Champion in the Star 5 under 13 freeskate event and Morgan Sabo nailing her axel jump to collect the silver medal with her Riverdance inspired program.
National left back Lance Laing has joined Major League Soccer (MLS)-designate club, Minnesota United FC, the club announced on Tuesday on its website through the link http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/12/15/jamaican-international-lance-laing-j….Laing is one of six NASL All-Star selections this year to be snapped up by Minnesota, who are hoping the Jamaican can add to their record-setting offence as they look to make the step up from the North American Soccer League (NASL) to the more prestigious and lucrative MLS by the 2017 or 2018 season.Minnesota’s sporting director, Manny Lagos, told NASL.com news they played against Laing for many years in the NASL and are excited to get the player.”Seeing his growth from Fort Lauderdale to last season in Edmonton gives us the belief he will continue to grow and excel. As a player, he always presented us with challenges to play against and we’re just really excited to have a player like that on the roster,” he stated.The 27-year-old has played every NASL season since the modern-era league began in 2011 and is the only player to be named in the NASL Best 11 three times. He has been a NASL All-Star for the last two years.The Trelawny native first represented his country at the Under-17 level. He made his national senior team debut in 2008 against El Salvador and most recently played in the 2015 Copa America, where he starred against Lionel Messi and Argentina and the 2015 Gold Cup, helping Jamaica to a historic second-place finish behind Mexico.He began his professional career in 2007 at Harbour View FC and moved after three seasons to his native parish club Village United, then playing the local top-flight. The defender then moved to Fort Lauderdale Strikers, where he played for two years.”I’m very happy to be cheered on by Dark Clouds and their fans. I have always felt (from) playing here that Minnesota fans are the best in the League and I can’t wait to be on the right side of their cheers. It’s an honour to be joining a team that has so many great players and great coaches. It’s going to be a great team to be a part of,” Laing told NASL.com.
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on the Government to intervene and take action on the ongoing crises of insurance premiums are increasing by 50% to 80 % or more in some cases.The Donegal Deputy says the increases are placing unsustainable pressure on motorists seeking to renew their annual premiums.Statistical analysis of insurance claims for the period 2010 to 2014 shows that insurance claims pay-outs were static and showed no significant increases in payout levels in Ireland, he added. The Chief Executive of the Injuries Board in his evidence to the Dail Committee on Insurance premiums stated “the average insurance payout claim has risen by €400 in the past 8 years” but over the same period insurance premiums have risen by multiples of that.Pat the Cope called on the Government to take real action rather than just talking about action and tackle the crises on insurance premiums hikes, which for the third year in a row costs are spiralling out of control for Irish motorists.“Previously I called on the Government to re-establish the Motor Insurance Advisory Board and to open the insurance market to European Insurance companies under the free movement of goods and services, which many transcontinental haulage companies are currently doing and availing of much cheaper insurance premiums within the EU by obtaining Insurance on the continent rather than here.“No other European country is experiencing premiums hikes to the level as Ireland at present, in an average of 8 European counties the level of increase is only 3% over the past 2 years,” stated Pat the Cope. The cost of insurance is now a major concern for every motorist and it is rapidly becoming beyond the reach of many motorists who depend on their car or van for their livelihood, and yet nothing seems to be done by the Government, he added.“All options have to put on the table in order to solve this crises and further time cannot be wasted talking about solutions – action needs to be taken by the Minister of State Eoghan Murphy and his Department,” added Deputy Gallagher.The burden of this crises has to be lifted from the backs of the ordinary motorist and it is only the Government that can intervene and take the necessary actions and measures to counter act the hikes in insurance premiums, he concluded.No progress by Govt on insurance hike saga – Pat the Cope was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Among examples of evolution cited by Darwinists in the past, these should be taken off the shelf and thrown in the trash.The family that walks on all fours: Back in 2006, reports of a Turkish family that habitually walks on all fours gave some evolutionists opportunity to call them “missing links” or “evolutionary throwbacks” (see 3/07/2006). Their ape-like gait was even given a name, “Uner Tan Syndrome.” Darwin had pointed to “atavisms” (reversals to previous evolutionary states) as evidence for common ancestry.Better late than never; a new analysis debunks this interpretation. Bless her heart, Stephanie Pappias at Live Science has made it clear that these people are not evolutionary throwbacks at all. Their gait has nothing to do with ape walks or other primate traits. Instead, lacking wheelchairs or physical therapy, the people were responding as best they could to a genetic disorder. Only 5 of the family of 19 have this disorder, which includes cognitive disabilities. Yet it was the subject of a BBC documentary, “The Family that Walks on All Fours.” The researcher who looked into this evolutionary claim, Liza Shapiro (U of Texas) describes her reaction to the documentary:“It was all about whether or not it was evolutionary reversal, which kind of horrified me,” she said. Immediately, though, she could see that the family was not using the primate diagonal gait….About 99 percent of the strides were lateral, not diagonal — a blow against the notion that the family members had “rediscovered” an ancestral primate way of walking. Instead, they were walking like any typical adult would if asked to move on hands and feet.Pappias goes on to explain that an “evolutionary reversal” cannot involve just one trait like this:“They’re doing what any human does in that situation where they can’t stand up,” Shapiro said.Shapiro emphasized that even if the family had moved with a diagonal gait, the pattern would not prove anything about human evolution or the origins of bipedalism.“Bipedalism requires a lot of changes, physical and anatomical changes in the body,” she said. “Neurological changes. Motor changes. It’s not just one thing.“Bottom line: this family’s walking behavior provides no support for evolutionary theory. Instead, it shows what can happen when errors occur in the complex programs required for bipedal locomotion. In this case, a mutation on chromosome 17 affecting the cerebellum left the sufferers crippled, unable to enjoy a highly complex human ability.About the human eye’s bad design: A stock response by Darwinists to intelligent design has been to allege bad design (dysteleology), particularly in the alleged “backward” wiring of the human eye. Some evolutionists have been adamant about this, claiming that a human engineer would never be so stupid as to put the photoreceptors behind a tangle of blood vessels. The flipside of this argument has been that the eyes of octopus and squid got it right, with the photoreceptors in front of the vessels. As quoted in the Baloney Detector, Jared Diamond once said we would have to conclude “God is indeed a squid” if he had lavished his best design on those creatures. (Diamond was later accused of research misconduct; see 5/17/2009.)This evolutionary argument began to unravel in 2007 when researchers found that Müller cells, penetrating the thicket of blood vessels in the human retina, actually provide near-ideal vision by acting as wave guides to the individual photoreceptors—providing better performance than could be had if the rods and cones were in front of the blood vessels (see 5/02/2007 and subsequent research reported 5/07/2010 about additional vision enhancements provided by the Müller cells).Now, Nature News adds to the design bonanza exhibited by Müller cells. Under Research Highlights, the journal mentioned findings by the Technion Israel Institute of Technology about the “prism of the eye” that concentrates individual colors for best vision:The team found that Müller cells concentrate green and red light onto the daytime-light-sensing cones, increasing by up to ten times the amount of light they absorb than if Müller cells were absent. Blue light, however, leaks out of Müller cells towards rod cells, which enable night vision. Imaging experiments on isolated guinea-pig retinas largely confirmed the model’s results.The findings could explain how light is able to travel efficiently through various cellular layers in the retina to reach the cone cells.Design perfection speaks for itself. As for squid eyes, we wouldn’t want to use them unless we lived in their dark, murky environment. Squid and humans have the ideal eyes for their habitats.Brought to you in the tradition of radio icon Paul Harvey’s famous pivotal phrase, “And now, the rest of the story.” The Darwinists set themselves up for a big fall, didn’t they? We hope they will learn a lesson not to hasten to disparage design, let alone mock God like Jared Diamond did so crudely. Unfortunately, evolutionary claims like this often do years of damage on impressionable minds before they are debunked. We must ask at this point, though, how many other classic “proofs” of evolution are waiting for their turn at the intellectual guillotine of “further research”? Don’t be so gullible as to think a claimed evolutionary “evidence” is conclusive. (Visited 139 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Cherlyn Tshabangu is determined to get drug dealers out of her city, and rehabilitate and educate drug-addicted underage sex workers and reunite them with their families.Believing that the rise in crime in Krugersdorp could be attributed to high rates of drug dealing and forced sex work, Cherlyn Tshabangu has started a clean-up operation. Asilweni Cleaning Streets, founded in 2012, aims to help rehabilitate drug-addicted sex workers and raise awareness on the dangers of drug abuse.Asilweni Cleaning Streets, founded in 2012, aims to help rehabilitate drug-addicted sex workers and raise awareness on the dangers of drug abuse (Image: Asilweni)Tshabangu believes that the town, in Gauteng, is a hub for human trafficking and drug dealing. She says, “We decided to take an initiative to help clean our streets of drugs and prostitution. We would also like to see the community taking control of their own streets and making sure that their kids are not exposed to all that we’re trying to stop as these are done right on the streets with no shame.”The organisation runs campaigns on drug abuse awareness, how to identify illegal drugs, and educates residents on how to get help with their addictions and whom to speak to regarding their problems.“We help all age groups that are affected by substance abuse and prostitution through counselling as well as detox programmes,” said Tshabangu.“We work in collaboration with Home Affairs to verify the identities of the drug dealers and prostitutes and we locate families of the girls as most of them are trafficked from different places.”Many sex workers in the area are young girls in their teens who have fallen victim to drug abuse, and who conduct sex work to fund their addiction. Asilweni works closely with the South African Police Service’s Missing Persons unit to identify the girls they work with, helping to rehabilitate them and reunite them with their families. The organisation also works with Crime Line, Lead SA, the Department of Social Development, and other organisations in the West Rand.“We are also networking with other African states and are hoping to work closely with them to fight drugs, prostitution and human trafficking. We would ensure that we have volunteers in all areas and all the time helping the community if need be,” said Tshabangu.“We hope to restore our communities throughout our nation and make them safe and conducive for everybody to live in them.”“We would like to also have a development centre in all provinces where we can have different skills training for recovered addicts and prostitutes. Most of them are rejected and may relapse so we will help them after rehab to either get work or go to school. And we would like to have these centres all over the country,” she said.The organisation also involves the community in its effort to eradicate crime, holding marches to protest against the drug dealing.“In March we had a successful march in demonstration of drugs and prostitution around the West Rand area and we were part of the committee that organised the march. Following that we were also involved in the march in Kagiso where we were sending a message to the dealers there that we are leaving no stone unturned and are intensifying our operations,” said Tshabangu.PLAY YOUR PARTAsilweni needs donations towards a car or taxi fares to help take their young charges back to their families; and towards medication to help wean the women off their addictions. The funds will also go towards food parcels and toiletries. The organisation is also looking to form partnerships with local municipalities and businesses.For more information on how to help, contact Cherlyn Tshabangu on 073 960 0905 or email her at email@example.com.