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Some troops got anthrax shots after judge banned them

first_img The Department of Defense (DoD) said that 931 people were “mistakenly vaccinated” after US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered the program stopped on Oct 27, 2004, according to a Feb 1 Associated Press report. The story said 150 service members were vaccinated in January. DoD officials said this week that with the emergency order in hand, they will ask Sullivan to lift the injunction against the vaccination program. But they said it could take several weeks for the judge to issue a decision. About 1.2 million DoD and contractor personnel have received anthrax shots since the vaccination program began in 1998. Almost 500 service members have refused to take the vaccine, and more than 100 have been court-martialed for their refusal, the Post reported yesterday. Feb 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The US military gave anthrax shots to more than 900 soldiers after a federal judge ordered a halt to the mandatory vaccination program last October, according to news reports this week. See also: In a lawsuit brought by six service members and civilian defense workers, Sullivan ruled that the Food and Drug Administration had not followed proper procedures in approving the use of anthrax vaccine adsorbed for inahalational anthrax. The FDA recently issued an emergency order to allow DoD to resume the vaccination program because of what the Pentagon believes is an increased risk of anthrax attacks on US forces. The order says that troops must be allowed to refuse the shots without facing any penalties. The story said Col. Steven P. Jones, director of the military vaccine agency, told Sullivan that he ordered the removal of all remaining anthrax vaccine doses from military clinics after he learned that some vaccinations were continuing. Feb 2, 2005, CIDRAP News story “FDA issues emergency order on military anthrax shots” DoD officials told Sullivan yesterday that the shots were given even though Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had called a halt to them after the court ruling, according to a Washington Post report today. Previous CIDRAP News stories on the situation are available at: read more

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The law of Plato

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Virus curfew to be lifted in Australia as global deaths near a million

first_imgIt was a different story in the UK, now battling to contain a mounting second wave, as thousands marched in London on Saturday against coronavirus restrictions.At least 10 people were arrested as police moved in with batons to disperse more than 10,000 protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square.This week Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government imposed a ban on gatherings of more than six people and ordered pubs and restaurants to close at 10 pm in a bid to slow the spread of the virus, which has claimed 42,000 lives in the country so far — making it the worst-affected nation in Europe.In New York state — once the epicenter of the US outbreak — new infections rose for the first time since June to above 1,000 a day, local officials said.In India, meanwhile, infections closed in on six million on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on people to keep wearing face masks in public.”They are potent tools to save the life of every citizen,” he said.Health ministry figures showed that the total number of cases had risen to 5,992,532.India is expected to take over the United States — which has reported more than seven million cases so far — as the worst-hit country in the next few weeks.In Paris, a limited number of spectators will watch live tennis for the first time in months as the French Open starts — four months later than scheduled.It will be an eerily unfamiliar tournament as a resurgence of the virus means only 1,000 spectators will be allowed into the grounds each day.For residents of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year, life is already back to normal.There have been 50,340 confirmed cases and 3,869 deaths in Wuhan, according to the official figures — the majority of mainland China’s toll — but no new infections since May.Families are once again packing amusement parks, and shopping streets were full over the weekend — although residents remained cautious.”The people have experienced tragedy and deeply know that a happy life is not easy to come by,” said a woman named Wang.  In Australia, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said Melbourne residents would be free from Monday to leave their homes for work, exercise, shop for essentials, or provide care after active cases in the state fell below 400 for the first time since June 30.The relaxation of the curfew, imposed August 2, comes after 16 new infections and two deaths were reported Sunday.People will still be confined to within five kilometers of their homes, and fines for breaching other restrictions will be increased to almost Aus$5,000 (US$3,515).Andrews said several other restrictions, including on religious services and childcare centers, will also be lifted.  An overnight curfew in Australia’s second-largest city will be lifted this week, officials said Sunday, even as the global coronavirus toll inched towards one million dead.Despite the number of infections worldwide passing 32 million — with the US state of New York reporting a fresh spike — more than 10,000 anti-lockdown protesters demonstrated in central London ahead of the re-imposition of restrictions there.In more positive news, residents of the Chinese city of Wuhan — where the virus emerged last year — reported a hesitant return to normalcy, while the French Open got underway at Roland Garros in Paris.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson confirms Arsenal’s bid for Wilfried Zaha is ‘nowhere near’ enough

first_img 1 min. story Read More Video Settings Coming Next About Connatix V67539 Top articles SPONSORED Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling PLAY Read More Full Screen Advertisement Read More AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t think Arsenal have actually made a bid that has come anywhere near our valuation,’ said Hodgson on Tuesday evening after Palace’s friendly with Barnet.‘I’m sure the player realises that if someone’s going to take him away from us, he’ll expect clubs to pay the market value.‘Until someone does that, there’s not much to discuss regarding Wilf.’Palace suffered a heavy 6-2 defeat in Tuesday night’s friendly with Barnet, although Zaha was not involved in the contest.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIt appears that Arsenal are ready to move on from Zaha and look at a cheaper option in Gremio and Brazil forward Everton Soares.The Gunners have sent a club medic to Brazil to assess the 23-year-old who impressed at the recent Copa America for Brazil, scoring three goals as his country won the competition on home soil.Gremio are thought to want £36m for their striker, but this could be paid over more than one installment, making Everton are far more affordable choice than Zaha.Arsenal boss Unai Emery told reporters that the club is being patient in the market, working with new technical director Edu.”The club is working. We are speaking every day with the club and Edu,’ Emery explained.‘I prefer to work with patience and calm and take the best decision.‘We have very good players, very young good players. We need someone to help us. The club is working on that.‘We prefer to take the best decision with patience. If we need to wait more time for this reason I prefer to do that.’MORE: Arsenal ‘send club medic to check out Everton Soares’ as £36m deal edges closerMORE: Arsenal director Josh Kroenke makes bleak trophy admission after fans question the club’s direction Wilfried Zaha is looking less likely to move to Arsenal (Picture: MB Media/Getty Images)Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Arsenal have failed to make a bid ‘anywhere near’ the Eagles’ valuation of Wilfried Zaha.The Gunners are thought to have offered Palace £40m for the Ivory Coast international, and also included the option of three players to sweeten the deal.However, the Eagles are holding out for closer to £80m for their star man and will not be letting him go for half that price.With no further bids being lodged for the 26-year-old, he posted a cryptic message on social media on Monday which read, ‘Life goes on.’ADVERTISEMENT Read More 1/1 Comment Now his manager at Selhurst Park, Hodgson, has confirmed that unless any offer for the winger significantly improves, then he will be staying where he is. Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson confirms Arsenal’s bid for Wilfried Zaha is ‘nowhere near’ enough Phil HaighTuesday 16 Jul 2019 11:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link98Shares Skip Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / by Metro Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisementlast_img read more

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PIL Trials Delivery Using IBM Blockchain Platform

first_imgSingapore’s shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) has used an electronic bill of lading (e-BL) built on the IBM Blockchain Platform in a successful real-time pilot tracking shipment of mandarin oranges from China to Singapore.With the use of IBM Blockchain powered e-BL, the trial has produced a significant reduction in the administrative process of transferring the title deed from five to seven days to just one second, according to PIL.As explained, this is significant because the bill of lading is one of the most crucial documents used in international trade, typically issued by a shipping carrier to document the title or ownership of goods. It also functions as a receipt of goods and a contract of the shipment.Combining e-BL with blockchain technology promises to help companies reduce their document processing times to almost zero, with an instantaneous digital transfer of the bill of lading for their cargo. Document handling is automated, and goods delivered more quickly and efficiently, PIL said.The live trial follows the e-BL Proof of Concept which was announced in October 2018. PIL and IBM collaborated to digitize the lifecycle of negotiable and non-negotiable bills of lading on top of distributed ledger technology.“We are pleased with the steady progress of our blockchain collaboration with IBM. To-date, we have received very positive feedback from the industry and authorities, and we are enthused by the possibilities of how our blockchain developments can transform and inject a much-needed boost in efficiency and innovation into the industry,” Lisa Teo, Executive Director of PIL, commented.“A blockchain-based trade network will be a game-changer, and we have a great opportunity here with our partner PIL to revolutionize the documentation processes in a way that benefits the entire industry. Powered by blockchain, the e-BL developed by the IBM Research Singapore will be critical in helping to establish an extensible ecosystem for trade, thus expectedly enhancing trade efficiency and building trusted trade relationships among the industry players,” Harriet Green, CEO and Chairman of IBM Asia Pacific, said.The e-BL platform gives various ecosystem players the convenience to manage a bill of lading digitally with accuracy and speed, including banks.A similar trial from Singapore to Brunei has taken place for negotiable e-BL with key stakeholders participating including Bank of China Limited Singapore Branch (BOC). The negotiable e-BL network establishes an extensible ecosystem which facilitates trade transactions and settlements, as the process of issuing letter of credit and guarantee is enhanced.Image Courtesy: PILlast_img read more

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Panay businessmen: Expressway better than railway

first_imgThe Panay Expressway would not onlybenefit the businessmen and investors, but also the visitors who would like toexplore Panay, she added. “We are very keen on the expresswaybecause the gestation period of the railway takes a long time. We arecontesting with different areas in the country, you can just imagine how longit can take, the feasibility study, detailed engineering study, andprocurement,” she said. The expressway can thus efficientlydeliver goods and reduce the cost of travel, she added. Bacal added that the Department ofPublic Works and Highways-Region 6 Director Lea Delfinado has asked theinfrastructure committee of the Regional Development Council to endorse thePanay Expressway for the conduct of a feasibility study. Bacal said the Panay Expressway, alongwith major projects such as the Panay-Guimaras-Negros Occidental Island BridgesProject, Panay River Basin Integrated Development Project, and the IloiloCommercial Port Project in Dumangas, would transform Western Visayas into aplace most conducive to investors and most attractive to tourists.(With a report from PNA/PN) “When we talked to businessmen, theysaid they are not so keen on the railway because they want door-to-door. Therailway can’t do door-to-door because you have to get the goods from theproduction area and put it (on) a truck and download it to the railway,”Delfinado said. ILOILO City – Businessmen in this regionare pushing for the construction of an expressway that would connect theprovinces of Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan, the National Economic and DevelopmentAuthority-Western Visayas (NEDA-6) said. Ro-Ann Bacal, NEDA-6 director announcedon Feb. 6 that the elevated expressway will function like the South LuzonExpressway and the North Luzon Expressway. It would be a win-win situation, as theexpressway would provide for a metro rail transit (MRT) system in the middle orthe side of the expressway. The Panay Expressway is different fromthe Panay Railway mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte in his State of theNation Address in 2016. Businessmen in Panay are pushing for an expressway that would connect the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz and Aklan, says Ro-Ann Bacal, Director of the National Economic and Development Authority-Western Visayas on Feb. 6. PNAlast_img read more

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Top IMCA Modified cash at Kegger goes to James

first_imgPOCOLA, Okla. (March 20) – Jeff James couldn’t recall too many details of his one previous visit to Tri-State Speedway, as a spectator some time in the late 1990s.He’s got $2,000 to help him remember his second trip to the Pocola, Okla., speedplant.James led all 25 laps of the Sunday Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at the Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger, building a lead of as much as a straightaway before pulling away again after a caution bunched the field back up with just two circuits to go.“It was a pretty good way to start off the season,” understated James, who’d earned the pole by winning his Saturday qualifier, “especially considering I’d never raced there before.”The win came in just his third start in a new Skyrocket. James had been 12th and then seventh in outings at Beatrice Speedway’s Spring Nationals.The new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier took the checkers ahead of defending race winner Tate Cole, outside row one starter Richie Tosh, Drew Armstrong and teammate Todd Van Eaton, also in a new Skyrocket.Inclement weather had forced James and Van Eaton to make new travel plans after Junction Motor Speedway pulled the plug on the Mike Chapin Memorial Spring Thaw. With qualifying at Pocola postponed to Saturday, the pair hit the highway for a 400-plus mile tow late Friday night.Kyle Slader was the $800 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, overcoming a spin five circuits into the 20-lapper that sent him to the back of the field for the restart.Making just his career second start in the sanctioned class, Slader rallied to beat Kris Vaughn across the stripe by less than a car length. Andrew Bohanon, Chuck Smith and Mike Wiseman rounded out the top five.After taking the initial green from inside row two, Slader got the worst of a tangle with another car and spun, resulting in the restart at the back. He went to the top of the track to work his way toward the front, getting the lead by lap 13.Slader ran in three classes over the course of the Kegger and also took home first-place money in the super stock class.“It was an awesome weekend and a pretty good payday, too,” he said.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jeff James; 2. Tate Cole; 3. Richie Tosh; 4. Drew Armstrong; 5. Todd Van Eaton; 6. Brint Hartwick; 7. Johnny Bone Jr.; 8. Jimmy Dixon; 9. Chuck Bumgarner; 10. Troy Schaberg; 11. Doug Jones; 12. Eric Beshoner; 13. Mikey Bell; 14. Jake Davis; 15. Jason Payton; 16. Shannon Reheard; 17. Larry Tounzen; 18. H Palmer.Stock Cars – 1. Kyle Slader; 2. Kris Vaughn; 3. Andrew Bohanon; 4. Chuck Smith; 5. Mike Wiseman; 6. Mark Smith; 7. Keith Heaslet; 8. Kyle Woody; 9. Taylor Hubbard; 10. Tandy Sullivan; 11. Joey Dunn.last_img read more

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Williamson makes sun set on Shootout foes

first_imgA three-time champion of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout, Jesse Williamson raced to his first $1,000 win of the 2017 tour at Sunset Speedway Park Wednesday night. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)By Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. (June 28) – A three-time champion of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout got his first win of the 2017 tour Wednesday at Sunset Speedway Park.Jesse Williamson caught Collen Winebarger on the 19th lap, making up distance after Winebarger had gotten into heavy lapped traffic, then led to the $1,000 checkers.Williamson, already a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot candidate, went on to the win ahead of Winebarger, Ethan Dotson, Aaron Elwess and Bricen James.The main event went non-stop and all 20 cars that started the race were still running when the checkers flew.Winebarger had started from the pole and remained in charge up front before catching up with the back of the field. Williamson maneuvered through traffic to pressure then pass Winebarger.The victory was his career third at Banks and tour leading ninth overall. The fifth different winner in as many Shootout events this year, Winebarger was tour champion in 2012, 2013 and 2015.The Wild West Modified Shootout heads next to Willamette Speedway for three straight nights of action on June 29, June 30 and July 1. It will be the first time the tour will end with a three race finale at the same facility.Feature results – 1. Jesse Williamson; 2. Collen Winebarger; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Aaron Elwess; 5. Bricen James; 6. Grey Ferrando; 7. Kenny Miller; 8. Craig Cassell; 9. Jeff Lovell; 10. John Campos; 11. Jeremy Shank; 12. Brian Pearce; 13. Brad Martin; 14. Doug Lockwood; 15. Brian Thompson; 16. Mark Wauge; 17. Steve Moore; 18. Mark Reser; 19. Bubba Foster; 20. Brandon Potter.last_img read more

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Munster facing tough task in Champions Cup quarter-finals

first_imgMunster will welcome Toulouse to Thomond Park, and a win for Rassie Erasmus’s side would see them play either Saracens or Glasgow in the semi-finals.On the other side of the draw, Leinster will be at home to Wasps, and the winners will take on French sides Clermont or Toulon.The dates and kick-off times will be confirmed this week. Connacht agonisingly missed out on a place in the quarter-finals after losing to Toulouse yesterday.last_img

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Fury looks to inflict another blow on bookies

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 In the early hours of Sunday morning British heavyweight Tyson Fury aims to return to the summit of the heavyweight division, when he challenges American knockout artist Deontay Wilder for his WBC Heavyweight Title. The Brit remains a slight underdog against the feared American, however Fury has shown he can overcome the odds before when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf. A victory that cost bookies dearly. Should Fury repeat his heroics of that night he will cost the bookies once again, with William Hill admitting its worst outcome would be a victory for the former champion on Sunday morning. The operator also revealed that despite the fight’s antisocial start time, it has generated incredible interest from British punters, with it easily being the biggest fight of the year in terms of betting interest, eclipsing Conor Mcgregor’s grudge match with UFC’s lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Anthony Joshua’s Wembley title defence over Alexander Povetkin. Nonetheless, should Fury cost the bookies this weekend it could lead to the boxing’s biggest betting event ever, if Fury takes the next logical step and seeks to unify the division against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua next year.Fury has been backed into 6/5 to defeat Wilder, whereas the American remains an 8/11 favourite in the fight. In terms of method of victory betting, Wilder’s knockout power is attracting punters with a Wilder stoppage victory edging a Fury decision in this market. From a round betting perspective, William Hill won’t be beaten on Wilder vs Fury round betting odds between now and its blockbuster WBC world heavyweight title brawl at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.Whereas William Hill punters are backing Fury to utilise his ring craft to complete the job on Sunday morning, Ladbrokes bettors feel Fury has the power to force an early finish, with despite it being the most unlikely method of victory at 11/2, the firm revealed a staggering 50% of all bets placed on how the fight will be won favour the Brit by KO, TKO or Disqualification.last_img read more

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