Flu Scan for Dec 15, 2014

first_imgBritish Columbia farms with H5N2 now number 10, 1 in Metro VancouverChickens on two more farms in British Columbia have been infected with H5N2 avian influenza, bringing the total to 10 and the number of birds dead or scheduled for culling to nearly 234,000 since the outbreak’s start just 2 weeks ago, say news sources and official reports.The ninth outbreak farm, in Fraser Valley, which was home to the first eight farms with H5N2, had “about 7,000 chickens,” said a Dec 12 Canadian Press (CP) story. That farm was included in the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE’s) latest update Dec 12, which also included three farms reported by CIDRAP News last week. OIE’s report says the farm had 5,840 susceptible chicken broiler-breeders but gives no further details.The tenth outbreak, reported today in a CTV News story, was confirmed yesterday by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on an egg-laying farm in Langley. It represents the first outbreak farm in the metro Vancouver region, notes the story. More than 53,000 birds are infected, bringing the total dead or set to be euthanized to 233,800, the story says, attributing those numbers to the CFIA.Dec 15 CTV News story Dec 12 OIE report Dec 12 CP story Latest (Dec 11) CIDRAP News scan on outbreakH5 outbreaks sicken nearly 1,000 birds in Vietnam villagesThree outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza affecting nearly 1,000 birds were reported by the Department of Animal Health in Vietnam to the OIE on Dec 12.The first outbreak, which began in late November in Vinh Long province, saw 160 birds die from H5 in Tra On village. The remaining 120 birds were destroyed.A second outbreak, which began early in December in the village of Cau Ke in Tra Vinh province, killed 100 of 177 susceptible birds. The remaining 77 were destroyed.The third, which also began early this month, this one in Cau Ngang in Tra Vinh, caused 500 fatal cases among 750 susceptible birds. The remaining 250 were destroyed.The total cases numbered 987, with 760 deaths, among 1,207 susceptible birds, for an apparent morbidity rate of 81.77%, an apparent mortality rate of 62.97%, and an apparent case-fatality rate of 77.00%.Control measures have included stamping out and disinfection of the affected premises.Dec 12 OIE reportFDA approves Sanofi’s quadrivalent, intradermal flu vaccineThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sanofi Pasteur’s quadrivalent vaccine Fluzone for adults ages 18 to 64, according to a Dec 12 press release.Fluzone has been available in trivalent form for 3 years, and the newly approved quadrivalent vaccine contains two influenza A strains and two influenza B strains. The B strains are derived from both Victoria and Yamagata influenza B lineages, giving the vaccine greater accuracy in matching circulating strains.In half of the past 13 flu seasons, the B strain used in trivalent vaccines has not matched the circulating strain. Because influenza B constitute 20% to 25% of circulating strains, a quadrivalent vaccine containing both strain lineages may offer greater protection against contracting influenza B.Fluzone uses a microinjection system to deliver vaccine into the skin. Its 1.5-mm needle is 90% smaller than that needed for an intramuscular injection.The FDA approved Fluzone’s supplemental biologics license application following Sanofi Pasteur’s Phase 3 study involving 3,355 adults. Safety and effectiveness trials found that use of Fluzone had a similar safety profile compared to trivalent intradermal vaccines and that its use could improve vaccine effectiveness.Fluzone will be available in the United States for the 2015-16 flu season.Dec 12 Sanofi Pasteur press releaselast_img read more

Michael Roth joins TRG Studios as Senior Account Executive

first_imgCLEVELAND, OH — TRG Studios, a Cleveland, Ohio-based commercial photography and film studio specializing in automotive photography, has named Michael Roth as its new senior account executive. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Roth brings to TRG more than 20 years of experience in marketing management, advertising and outside sales. For more than 15 years, Roth has worked extensively in the automotive aftermarket, with both advertising agencies and automotive parts manufacturers, including five years at Anthony Thomas Advertising in Akron, Ohio. Roth also has marketing management experience in several large manufacturing companies, including Cleveland-based Mr. Gasket Performance Group and Minneapolis-based Lund International. TRG Studios has produced award-winning commercials and corporate videos for automotive parts manufacturers such as Webasto Hollandia, Goodyear Tire, Dupli-Color, Mr. Gasket Performance Group and more. TRG Studios recently developed new services for its clients, including Computer Generated Photography. Part of Roth’s focus at TRG will be to grow the Computer Animation Photography services, account management and assisting in studio direction. For more information about TRG Studios, go to: www.trgstudios.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Delta Two offers £12bn for Sainsbury’s

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Swindon seeking developers for huge historic site

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Linde rolls out new cylinder management software

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Offshore Energy Hosts Dutch Premiere of “Switch: Discover the future of Energy”

first_img[mappress]Press Release, October 04, 2013 Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will we run out of oil? Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future? For straight answers to today’s most important energy questions, come to the Dutch premiere of Switch: Discover the Energy Future. Attending is free of charge.The acclaimed new documentary is screened on 15 and 16 October 2013 in the Amsterdam RAI, during Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference. In Switch, energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker travels the world, exploring leading energy sites from coal to solar and from oil to biofuels.The organization of Offshore Energy expects that viewers will be impressed. Conference Manager Femke Perlot-Hoogeveen who brought the film to the Netherlands: Many of the places that Tinker visits are highly restricted and never before seen on film. Like the huge hydropower plant inside a mountain in Norway.”Tinker speaks with international leaders of government, industry and academia. Switch has been screened at hundreds of universities across the country as part of the Energy Awareness & Efficiency Program of the Geological Society of America.last_img read more

Egypt’s el-Sisi might seek re-election unopposed as challengers pull out

first_imgEgypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-SisiEgyptian President Abdel Fahhat el-Sisi may run unopposed in the presidential election as he seeks a second term in office.El-Sisi remains the only candidate that has formally submitted his documents ahead of a Monday deadline, as other contenders either withdrew their candidature or were barred from running.The latest potential competitor to President el-Sisi, Mortada Mansour, on Saturday announced that he will not be running for the presidency despite previously vowing that he will be on the ballot.Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, considered a strong competitor, withdrew his candidature in a statement earlier this month on his Twitter account.Other potential candidates that dropped out include , Sayed El-Badawi, Khaled Ali and Sami Anan.El-Sisi is Egypt’s sixth president, and has been in power since 2014.The former Defence Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces was involved in the military coup that removed Mohamed Morsi from office on July 2013, in response to the widespread Egyptian protests.Egypt’s presidential election will take place on March 26-28, with a runoff to be held from April 24-26 if needed.The North African country’s national election commission said the results would be announced on 2 April. In the event of a runoff if no candidate secures more than 50 percent of the vote, the results would be announced on 1 May.The national elections committee last week said it would publish an official list of candidates on 31 January.last_img read more

Trinidad man kills wife, injures child and commits suicide

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share NewsRegional Trinidad man kills wife, injures child and commits suicide by: Caribbean Media Corporation – November 16, 2015center_img 374 Views   no discussions Share PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – The Ministry of Social and Family Services Monday appealed to people to seek professional help after police said a 25-year-old man stabbed his wife to death and severely injured his daughter before committing suicide in south Trinidad.Police said the child, Artie, who suffered wounds to the throat and arms, is now a patient at the San Fernando Hospital.The authorities said Premnath Ramkhelawan was found hanging at the back of his father-in-law’s home at Laltoo Trace in Penal, south of here, where he had lived with his common-law wife, Aarika Bhim.Bhim and the couple’s daughter were found lying in the back seat of a motor vehicle in a bushy track near the home.Bhim had wounds to her chest and throat.Minister of Social and Family Services Cherrie Ann Crichlow-Cockburn is pleading with families who need help to reach out.“The ministry provides counselling services, so all they need to do is contact the ministry and we will send out a social worker to meet with them. We provide counselling and if they require additional counselling we will also refer them,” she said.“The public must be aware that there is help out there,” she added.last_img read more

Petite Savanne fisherman reported missing

first_img Tweet A search is under way for a Michael Moise, 18, of Petite Savanne who was reported missing.It was reported to the police that about 7:30 AM on Sunday 4 December 2016, three men went rock fishing in an area called Canal, Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno Baptiste to the media on Sunday evening“About 12:00PM, Michael Moise fell into the sea and has not been seen or heard from since. The search for Michael Moise continues,” Jno Baptiste added.Anyone with information which can assist the police in finding Moise can contact the Criminal Investigations Department at telephone numbers (767) 266 5164, 266 5165, 266 5119 or Crime Stoppers Dominica at 1 800 8477. LocalNews Petite Savanne fisherman reported missing by: Dominica Vibes News – December 5, 2016 Share 402 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

RFuW Engineering Appoints ICON Electromatic as its Sales Rep for the Indian Market

first_imgRFuW Engineering, a supplier of high power, SMT RF Limiters, and Switches, has selected ICON Electromatic as their sales representative for India effective January 8, 2020. Tim Emery, Vice President of RFuW Engineering stated, ‘We are very pleased to announce a partnership with ICON Electromatic in support of our Indian customers. India represents one of the fastest-growing RF & MW markets in the world. Being able to leverage ICON Electromatic’s RF & MW expertise coupled with their strong RF & MW line card position was a compelling factor in making this decision’.Developing new business within the RF & MW market place requires a host of special skills which are only accumulated by possessing solid formal engineering training, having accumulated years of RF & MW business development experience and possessing the entrepreneurial drive. The skill sets required for effective RF & MW block diagram selling requires highly specialized skills. ICON Electromatic addresses all of these necessary attributes and their success in signing a host of world-class RF & MW OEMs demonstrates their unique position within the Indian market place.RFuW Engineering offers an extensive line of high power, high reliability, SMT Limiter and Switches in the HF to X-Band frequency range designed, developed and produced from the company’s Asia base of operation.last_img read more