Deal reached on meningitis drug more than 10 years after Derry baby’s death

first_img WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter By admin – March 30, 2015 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal beat Tyrone -Managers reaction.Next articleIrish Water to start reading meters this week admin Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Deal reached on meningitis drug more than 10 years after Derry baby’s deathcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed the news that after a year of protracted price negotiations between the British government and drug manufacturers a deal has been struck.The life-saving vaccine against Meningitis B disease will be made available for free on the NHS for babies in Derry and across the North from September.Mr Durkan, who tabled parliamentary motions and campaigned at Westminster with the charity Meningitis Now calling on the government to introduce the new vaccine, has also supported the local campaign by Derry parents Emma and Darren Cowey who lost their nine-month-old son Jamie to Meningitis B in November 2004.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Mr. Durkan says after years of campaigning they’ve finally got a result……Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/durkanmeningitis.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Hasty Pudding names Milo Ventimiglia Man of the Year

first_imgMilo Ventimiglia has been named the 2019 Man of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the U.S.The 41-year-old actor gained international recognition for his role as Jess Mariano on the television series “Gilmore Girls” from 2002 to 2006. He also played Rocky Balboa’s son, Rocky Jr., in the sixth and eighth installments of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky” series. Ventimiglia is currently starring as as Jack Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us.”Hasty Pudding announced Tuesday that Bryce Dallas Howard was selected as its Woman of the Year. She will receive her pudding pot following a parade and roast on Thursday.Established in 1963, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man of the Year award is presented each year to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions in entertainment. Past recipients have included Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds, and most recently Paul Rudd.Ventimiglia will receive his traditional pudding pot at a celebratory roast at Farkas Hall on Feb. 8. A press conference that will be live streamed will follow the roast at 8:40 p.m. Afterward, Ventimigliawill attend the premiere of the Pudding’s 171st production, “France France Revolution.”To purchase tickets to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 171st production, “France France Revolution,” contact the HPT Box Office at 617-495-5205 or order online at www.hastypudding.org/buy-tickets. The show will be performed at Harvard University’s historic Farkas Hall at 12 Holyoke St. from Feb. 8-March 10. The company then travels to New York to perform at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College on March 15 and 16. Call 212-772-4448 for tickets. They will perform March 20-22 at Hamilton City Hall in Bermuda. As Hasty’s 68th recipient, she will lead the parade and attend roast to earn her pudding pot Bryce Dallas Howard named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Yearcenter_img Relatedlast_img read more

Mike Dean is the main referee in the match BiH- Latvia

first_imgIn early June, BiH national football team is playing against Latvian national football team as a part of qualifications for World Cup 2014 which will be played in Brazil.The match BiH- Latvia will be played in capital of Latvia- Riga, and the main referee of the match will be one of the most renowned referees of English Premier League and one of the most renowned referees of Europe – Mike Dean.His assistants will be Stuart Burt and Peter Kirkup.(sportsport.ba)(photo: wikipedia)last_img

Uganda’s African rookies KCCA desperate to topple giants Ahly

first_imgRapidly improving Congolese Ben Malango bagged a brace and will need close policing in Morocco from Difaa el Jadida, who exceeded expectations by holding Mouloudia Alger 1-1 in Algeria.Setif host Mouloudia in an Algerian derby and another loss for the two-time champions would all but end their challenge just a third of the way through the mini-league phase.Group CWhile it is dangerous to assume any fixture is a foregone conclusion, it would be a sensation if defending champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco fail to defeat visiting Port of Togo.Wydad drew 1-1 at 2016 champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa through an Ismail el Haddad header while Port were the only matchday 1 losers at home, falling 2-1 to Horoya of Guinea.Horoya host Sundowns in Conakry on May 22 as the Pretoria club play Lionel Messi-inspired Spanish league and cup winners Barcelona in a friendly in Johannesburg this Wednesday.Group DEtoile Sahel of Tunisia and Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland can move three points clear of Zesco United of Zambia and Primeiro Agosto of Angola if they use home advantage to maximum effect.Swallows created a stir last year by making the last 16 of the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup and host Primeiro in Manzini having come from behind to hold Zesco 1-1 in Ndola.There was a similar scoreline in Luanda between Primeiro and Sahel, whose 4-1 thrashing by Club Africain in the Tunisian FA Cup final at the weekend was a bitter blow before hosting Zesco. KCCA fans celebrate a victory at Lugogo. A new atmosphere awaits football fans at Namboole on Tuesday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIATUESDAY: KCCA FC (Uganda ??) vs Al-Ahly (Egypt ??)Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Rookies Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda and record eight-time winners Al Ahly of Egypt will be equally desperate for CAF Champions League matchday 2 points when they clash Tuesday.Both clubs began their Group A campaigns disappointingly with Ahly held 0-0 at home by Esperance of Tunisia and Kampala losing 1-0 away to Township Rollers of Botswana.“This is a very important match for us and it will not be easy, but we hope to win,” Ahly coach Hossam el Badry told reporters when the African giants arrived in the Ugandan capital.His counterpart is confident his side can pull it off. ” I have a group of players who are quite expressive. Fans should expect a very entertaining game at the Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday. I do not care if we win 4-3,” said coach Mike Mutebi.There are six fixtures this Tuesday, one on Wednesday and one next Tuesday and AFP Sport takes a group-by-group look at what is at stake.Group AThe Kampala-Ahly clash in Namboole is a potential cracker as the Egyptians dare not lose while the Ugandans must win to be realistic contenders for a top-two finish and a quarter-finals spot.El Badry has kept faith in young South African Phakamani Mahlambi, including him in the squad after he squandered several good chances to break the deadlock against Esperance.The Tunisians will lack injured striker Taha Yassine Khenissi at home to Rollers in Rades, but it would be a shock if the two-time champions failed to secure full points.Mutebi giving instructions to Ivan Ntege before the latter was introduced in the CAF Confederation tie against Club Africain at Lugogo last year. He has since moved to Botswana, for Township Rollers who edged KCCA 1-0 in the Group’s opening match. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA Group BTP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo made a fantastic start to what is widely regarded as the toughest group by hammering Entente Setif of Algeria 4-1 in Lubumbashi.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

High finishes for top England golfers

first_img Leading English golfers Dan Brown, Josh McMahon and Ian Crowther have amassed a string of high finishes in international events. Brown, the English champion from Masham in Yorkshire (image © Leaderboard Photography), struck first by claiming third place in the South African stroke play. McMahon and Crowther quickly followed up, both finishing runner-up in the Portuguese amateur and the Spanish seniors, respectively. Brown made his mark in the first event of a four-week tour of South Africa, moving steadily up the leaderboard with rounds of level par 70, 67, 67, 68. His play was marked by impressive strings of birdies, four-in-a-row in both the second and third rounds and four in six holes in the final round. He finished three behind Edgar Catherine of France. Click here for full scores. He’s on tour with fellow England Golf internationals, Josh Hilleard (Farrington Park, Somerset) and James Walker (The Oaks, Yorkshire), who both made the cut, and by Sean Towndrow (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire) who is returning to international golf after treatment for blood cancer. He missed the cut by one shot but told his Twitter followers: “Played good overall and pleased with my progress. Practice for a few days now, then onto the next tournament.” The next date for the players is the Cape Province Open at George Golf Club and Oubaai Golf Club, which starts tomorrow. In the Portuguese amateur Josh McMahon (Wallasey, Cheshire) held a one-shot lead going in to the final round, but was overtaken by Finland’s Sami Välimäki who powered home with a closing four-under 68. McMahon, a member of the England Men’s A Squad, finished the event on five-under and was one of four England players in the top ten. Fellow squad member Gian-Marco Petrozzi (Trentham, Staffordshire) was fourth on three-under, a shot ahead of Bailey Gill (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and another A squad player, George Bloor (Cavendish), Derbyshire). Click here for full scores In the Spanish senior championship, Ian Crowther (Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire) held the first round lead with his opening 68, but slipped a shot behind Scotland’s Robert Jenkins after his second round 73. Both players carded 74 in the final round, leaving Crowther just one adrift of the title. Crowther, a senior international, led a strong English challenge in the championship. He was joined in the top 10 by third placed Douglas Cameron (Moor Park, Hertfordshire); Neil Self (Stand, Lancashire) and Stephen East (Leeds Golf Centre, Yorkshire) who tied fourth; and Clive Jones (France) and Gareth Bradley (Bramhall, Cheshire); who shared sixth place. Click here for full scores 13 Feb 2017 High finishes for top England golfers last_img read more

David Warner creates unbeaten opening batting record in 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka

first_imgAdvertisement c2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7hwstWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9tt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a70Would you ever consider trying this?😱hnCan your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework After a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this year, Aussie opener David Warner bounced back to form with three match winning performances against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded T20I series. The left hander demolished the Lanka boys all by himself, scoring 217 runs in 3 matches without even getting dismissed in those games.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesWarner smashed a swashbuckling 56-ball 100 in the 1st T20I in Adelaide, and helped his team easily chase down a mere target of 118 in the 2nd fixture in Brisbane; scoring 60 from 41 deliveries. Today, in the final match of the series at Melbourne, he yet again played the anchor role remaining unbeaten at 57 while Australia completed their whitewash over Sri Lanka.And with these sublime performances, not only he was judged as the man of the series but created a number of records as well; being the first ever opener to remain unbeaten in all 3 games of a 3-match T20I series and the 1st Australian to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket. He also became the 3rd batsman in international cricket to record three consecutive fifties in a bilateral T20I series.Advertisement India captain Virat Kohli was the 1st batsman to achieve this feat in 2015-16, scoring 90*, 59* and 50 during India’s tour of Australia. While Kiwi batsman Colin Munro became the second with his 53, 66 and 104 against West Indies in 2017-18.Lanka series done, and now Warner will be eager to continue his destructive form when Australia take on Pakistan in a 3-match T20I series which starts from Sunday.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Petron sweeps PLDT

first_imgBell had 15 points and 10 digs while Niemer scattered nine spikes, three aces and a pair of blocks for 14 hits.Mika Reyes was also instrumental with seven points while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas and Remy Palma added six points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the second game, Kalei Mau delivered the crucial blows down the stretch to carry United VC to a 12-25, 15-25, 25-17, 25-22, 15-9 win over Sta. Lucia.The Filipino-American outside spiker finished with 22 points off 19 spikes as United VC improved to 1-1. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sta Lucia’s Pam Lastimosa goes for a kill over United VC’s Taira Robins-Hardy. See story below. —Sherwin VardeleonImports Katherine Bell and Stephanie Niemer powered defending champion Petron past PLDT Home Fibr, 25-19, 25-9, 25-10, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Billed as two of the best imports the country ever saw, Bell and Niemer were unstoppable from start to finish as they towed debuting Petron to the easy win in one hour and 26 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos out to deliver duathlon gold medals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

ZURB Releases Android Gingerbread Stencils for Designers

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces There are three different variations included in the kit: a blank one for sketching out apps, a home screen variation for working on icon sketches and a website sketchsheet for designing a mobile site.These newest release joins other similar products from ZURB including the Honeycomb sketchsheets, iPhone stencils, iPad stencils and those for Web developers.You can grab the Android Gingerbread download from here. Tags:#Android#mobile What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement ZURB, a popular interaction design and strategy firm, recently released a new download for Android designers and developers to take note of: Gingerbread stencils and sketchsheets. The set features the dimensions of the HTC Thunderbolt plus common Gingerbread elements including toolbars, buttons, alerts, keyboards and more, all of which can you build your next mobile app or mobile website.Even better, the set is completely free.The downloadable stencils works with the software program Omnigraffe for Mac. After unzipping the file, simply open the ZURB Android Gingerbread Wireframes.gstencil and Omnigraffe will begin the import. If you don’t have Omnigraffe installed, you can use the included PDF sketchsheets instead. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perezlast_img read more

Land acquisition: Mayawati hits back, says Congress mother of corruption

first_imgUnder attack over violence in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress and BJP on the issue of land acquisition, saying farmers in states ruled by the two parties were agitated over poor compensation. Addressing BSP workers from Delhi at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, the BSP chief alleged that Congress is considered as the “mother of corruption” in the country. Mayawati, under attack from opposition parties in UP on the issue of corruption, used the opportunity to attack the ruling party at the Centre on the same issue. Citing irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, she said the money wasted in corruption could haver been used to upgrade the living conditions of people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have come the national capital to earn a living. Mayawati alleged that the “corruption” during the Commonwealth Games had the patronage and encouragement of Congress-ruled Delhi government. On the issue of land acquisition, said before accusing her party of wrongdoings on acquiring farmlands in the backdrop of violence in Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater Noida, Congress and BJP should take stock of situation in states ruled by the two parties. She claimed in Congress-ruled Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra and BJP-ruled Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, farmers were agitated over receiving poor compensation for their lands acquired by the state governments. “Right under the nose of the central government, lands of farmers ares being acquired in Delhi at poor rates,” Mayawati said. Mayawati said BSP would press for an amended Land Acquisition Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament and if need be the party workers would ‘ghearo’ the Parliament House on the issue. She claimed that unemployment and recent hike in fuel prices have aggrevated the problems being faced by the common man but Congress-led UPA was not serious in dealing with the situation as its leaders were busy pursuing their “narrow political interests.” The BSP asked the cadre to prepare itself for the next assembly elections in Delhi and said they will have to work with a missionary zeal if they wanted to have the party’s government installed in Delhi.advertisement- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Five exciting activities that will tickle the procrastinating bug in you this summer.

first_imgVenturing out in the summer heat is a prospect only the seasoned dare to take up. This vacation however, keep yourself socially (and literally) cool by diving head first in activities to calm your spirit and enjoy breaking that extra sweat.Delhi School of PhotographyDelhi School of Photography provides specialised courses,Venturing out in the summer heat is a prospect only the seasoned dare to take up. This vacation however, keep yourself socially (and literally) cool by diving head first in activities to calm your spirit and enjoy breaking that extra sweat.Delhi School of PhotographyDelhi School of Photography provides specialised courses that cover all genres of photography from basic to advanced learning, where the art of seeing and capturing a subject or object is inculcated into the eager beaver of a photographer. Those with time constraints can learn photography through a combination of weekend and weekday courses. For more information, check www.delhischoolofphotography.in Cost From Rs 5,500 to Rs 12,000 Duration 10 to15 days depending on the courseKallialay Surf SchoolKallialay Surf School (KASS) founded in January 2009 by spaniards Juan and Samai Reboul, is one of the first surf schools to crop up on the south east coast of India. While the sand banks of serenity beach, Pondicherry, provide waves suitable for both beginners as well as advanced surfers, the duo’s command over a number of languages along with imported professional equipment gives beginners the perfect opportunity to catch their first waves and enjoy it in the heat and bustle of south of India. For more information about the range of courses available, check www.surfschoolindia.com Cost From Rs 1,000 to Rs 14,000 Duration Hourly to 15 daysNavdanya, Bija VidyapeethNavdanya is a movement based on the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which means the earth as one family. They have created over 120 community seed banks across the country that offer internships and volunteering programmes working towards conservation of biodiversity. Here, one can learn organic activities such as community seed banking, harvesting and cultivating from nature and traditional farming as teachers. Activities at Navdanya include cooking with Indian spices sourced from ayurvedic traditions. As a bijak (meaning sower of seeds), one is expected to work for at least three hours every day and learn while on the job. For more information about volunteering and internship programmes, check navdanya.org Cost: Room and board rates can be accessed on their website Duration: Options include short term (under two months) and long term (more than two months)advertisementAtal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied SportsABVIMAS, Manali, today is the largest adventure sports training centre which offers various forms of mountaineering courses, adventure camps and more during the summer (along with skiing in winter). Keeping the age group of 16 and above in mind, the courses are designed to bring out the adrenaline junkie in everyone. Scenic beauty, sylvan surroundings and salubrious climate are most conducive to training in the field of adventure activities, therefore, making the location itself, a paradise for adventure lovers. For more information on courses, download the prospectus for this year from www.adventurehimalaya.org Cost For Indians (Rs 3,400 to Rs 18,200); for foreigners (Rs 15,000 to Rs 72,000) Duration 7 to 21 daysTeach Tibetan Refugees at LhaLha Charitable Trust, a non-profit organisation based in Dharamsala is perfect for those who lean towards social work. Lha plays a crucial role in rehabilitating Tibetan refugees; who left the hostile environment of their homelands and came to India in search of safety, education, jobs and better standards of living. Although the community has settled in, a large number of them still can’t speak any language other than Tibetan and are eager to learn and converse in English. The volunteers can help through involvement in activities that include teaching the refugees English for a month or more in a friendly environment. This will also give you an insight into the Tibetan refugee situation, on how you can help preserve their endangered culture and maybe help you make some new friends from another land. For more information on volunteering, visit www.lhasocialwork.org Cost Only services received from Lha are chargeable Duration One month and aboveNew on the blockTOEFL INTRODUCES ONLINE PREPARATION COURSEExperts behind the TOEFL test have introduced six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), equipping students appearing for the test with English-language skills that organisations look for in applicants. There will be a general introduction in week one, followed by a week each for the four skills tested-reading, listening, speaking and writing-concluding in week six with test-day information and other helpful tips. Although the course has a free option, one can sign up for a paid certificate that highlights the knowledge and skills gained upon completing the MOOC. Find the course on www.edx.orgFOUNDING BATCH OF VIDYAGYAN SCHOOL ACES CBSE BOARD EXAMINATIONSOut of 187 students, 139 students scored above 80 per cent, out of which 53 students scored above 90 per cent. VidyaGyan is a school for the underprivileged that handpicks 200 rural toppers from 250,000 children across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) every year and sponsors their education. These children come from families with an annual income of less than one lakh per annum.advertisementSCHOLARSHIP ALERTEducation New Zealand (ENZ), the government agency leading international education, is set to launch several initiatives targeted at the Indian market as Pranab Mukherjee made a historic visit to New Zealand; the first Indian President to ever visit the oceanic nation. The New Zealand Excellence Awards will give 35 top Indian scholars the opportunity to study graduate and postgraduate programmes at all eight of New Zealand’s world class universities with the Award scholarship said to be worth NZD 5000. ENZ also rolled out offers to two groups of 20 students from Indian secondary and tertiary institutions a two-week taster programme which exposes them to the New Zealand education system along with outdoor training and coaching in variety of sports .Indian Sheffield ScholarshipThe University of Sheffield is offering the Indian Sheffield Scholarship to students starting a Taught Master’s programme in 2016. The scholarship is eligible to those who hold an offer of a study place. The scholarship is a part time (2000 pounds – 2500 pounds) waiver off to the tuition fee for full-time students only. The University of Sheffield is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK. It received its royal charter in 1905 as successor to the University College of Sheffield established in 1897. The university is widely regarded as a leading research and teaching university in the United Kingdom and worldwide. The deadline for the application is June 24 and the results will be announced by July 29.last_img read more