49ers pregame: Matt Breida suiting up, Alfred Morris is not

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Running back Matt Breida returns today from a one-game hiatus and figures to share the workload with Jeff Wilson Jr. as the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks.Not part of that backfield is Alfred Morris, who was inactivated for the third time in four games. Breida aggravated an ankle injury two weeks ago at Seattle and missed last Sunday’s 20-14 win over the Denver Broncos.Wide receivers Dante Pettis (foot) and Marquise Goodwin (calf) are suiting up despite being limited in …last_img read more

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Vodacom backs TB vaccine research

first_img19 August 2010The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), one of the leading TB vaccine research organisations in the world, is to expand its capacity to store blood samples from people who take part in its research, thanks to the donation of a new liquid nitrogen tank by Vodacom.According to the World Health Organisation, South Africa has the second-highest TB infection rate in the world. One percent of South Africa’s population develops TB every year, while 1.7-million people around the world die from it annually.The situation has been exacerbated by the co-infection of HIV/Aids and TB, with TB being a major cause of death among people with HIV. South Africa, with its high TB and Aids infection rates, is now at the epicentre of the global HIV/TB pandemic, and there is an urgent need to control this epidemic.Earlier this month, the Vodacom Foundation officially handed over the new liquid nitrogen tank to SATVI, which is based at the University of Cape Town’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.“As the largest dedicated TB vaccine research group in Africa, SATVI is playing an invaluable role in the fight to eradicate this disease,” Vodacom Foundation chairman Mthobi Tyamzashe said in a statement.“We are pleased to provide this new tank and data back-up facility that we trust will enable the organisation to strengthen its important work.”Storing, preserving valuable dataThe new tank will have a capacity to store 36 400 vials of blood products in temperatures as low as -195 degrees Celsius. The stored samples are later analysed to determine whether the vaccine has stimulated the immune system adequately.Vodacom also donated a data back-up system that will allow SATVI to perform back-ups of the research information it has gathered, to ensure that valuable data is not lost.The total value of the new tank and the storage system is R528 000, and is donated as part of Vodacom”s growing contribution towards improved health facilities.This is the second large-scale contribution to SATVI from Vodacom. In 2005, a contribution of R2-million was also made to fund SATVI’s laboratory at the University of Cape Town Health Sciences Faculty.Good TB vaccine neededExperts agree that a good vaccine against TB is the most effective way to fight the disease. SATVI says that the only vaccine currently available, BCG, is given to babies soon after birth. However, the vaccine is only effective in preventing serious forms of TB in children, but not lung TB.“Without a doubt, these new additions to our state-of-the-art laboratory will enhance SATVI’s ability to conduct TB vaccine research to world class standards”, said SATVI co-director Associate Professor Willem Hanekom.The organisation is part of a global initiative to develop and test more effective vaccines against TB. It is currently conducting the most advanced study of a new TB vaccine in infants in the world, and is also the only site to be testing multiple new TB vaccines.Research involves giving a TB vaccine to a number of individuals, and then collecting and storing blood in specialised liquid nitrogen container tanks. Blood samples are later retrieved from the cold storage to measure how the vaccine has stimulated the immune system.Since the research is conducted over a lengthy period of time, adequate storage space for the samples is a crucial issue.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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S-noilite® 23″ 58cm Long Layer Wavy Full Wigs Pink Synthetic Hair Curly Anime Wig Cosplay Party Heat Resitant, Nice wig colour is a nice shade of pink good

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A Green Building Conference in Montreal

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Although I live in the middle of nowhere, in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, my house is only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec. A few weeks ago I made the drive north to meet a few green builders from Quebec and to attend a green building conference called Ecohabitation 2014.Montreal is a fun city where it’s easy to buy a decent baguette. The city also offers the chance to sample delicious food prepared by Quebecois born in Lebanon, Tunisia, Mexico, India, and many other countries.I was invited to Montreal by Quebec’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Innovation, along with André Fauteux, the editor of a green building magazine called La Maison du 21è siècle. Shortly after I arrived, Fauteux graciously treated me to a meal at a Thai restaurant on Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges. Our conversation ranged widely. Since we’re both editors, we have a lot in common — except for the fact that Fauteux believes that electromagnetic frequencies emitted by smart meters can injure human health. (I’m awaiting more data on that topic.)That evening, I heard a presentation by Louis-Philippe Thibault, one of the architects of Quebec’s Novoclimat program. Novoclimat is a Quebec-based program based in part on Canada’s R-2000 program. Like the Energy Star Homes program in the U.S., Novoclimat encourages builders to implement above-code approaches to energy efficiency.In the 15 years since the program was established in 1999, Novoclimat has certified over 21,000 new Quebec homes.One of the builders I spoke to before Thibault’s presentation was Alain Hamel, owner of A et A Construction in Saguenay, Quebec. Hamel pays attention to building science developments, monitors green building websites in two languages, and is fond of quoting Alex Wilson. He recently finished… last_img read more

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Class XI student shot dead outside school in UP

first_imgA class XI student was shot dead by unidentified miscreants outside his school in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district Tuesday, police said. The deceased was identified as Preyanshu, a resident of Dungar village in the district.He was shot dead this morning outside National Inter College, Kandhla, Circle Officer Rajesh Tiwari said, adding police rushed to the spot and started a hunt to nab the absconding accused.Meanwhile, security has been tightened and extra police force deployed in the area, Mr. Tiwari said.last_img read more

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Tickets for PH-Japan Fiba World qualifying game in Tokyo sold out

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES “I am so pleased to know fans in Japan pay a great deal of attention to the game against Philippines,” said Michihiro Tanaka, secretary-general of Japan Basketball Association.“I truly hope our team will show their best and start the road to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 with a victory in front of our home fans.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe historical venue, which staged the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, only has a seating capacity of a little under 4,000.After Japan, Gilas Pilipinas, which will be bannered by the returning Andray Blatche, four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and Jayson Castro, faces rival Chinese Taipei at home at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Nov. 27. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Nextcenter_img Porzingis hits tiebreaking 3, Knicks beat Hornets The Philippines aims to make a good account of itself after a disappointing seventh-place finish in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup three months ago. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipino crowd has always been Gilas Pilipinas’ sixth man. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOFor those who are still thinking about watching the Philippines-Japan game in the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers live, don’t bother.As per Fiba.com, the duel set on Nov. 24 at Komazawa Gymnasium in Tokyo has already sold out as early as Monday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Japan, Kazakhstan take wins in AVC classification

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The classification stage will be used to determine the eight teams’ seeding come the quarterfinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments PHOTO from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan and Kazakhstan netted early wins in the classification stages of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Sunday, gaining a head start for a better seeding in the quarterfinals.The Japanese swept Chinese-Taipei 25-19, 25-16, 25-20, to improve their record to 2-0 as the “carry-over” effect applies to the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Resurgent Federer advances to Montreal final MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Japan technically owns a 3-0 win-loss record but with Australia getting eliminated from the tournament the win over the Aussies won’t be counted in the classification rounds.Chinese-Taipei slipped to 1-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Kazakhs had a slight slip-up in their game against Vietnam but prevailed in four sets, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20, and improved to a 2-0 record in the classification stage.Vietnam is at 0-2 in the classification stage.last_img read more

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Agent Viru

first_imgAnupam MukerjiTuesday, March 1An optional practice day for the team. But the coach showed select players some highlights from the match against England. Bhajji was shown his dropped catch, followed by how he growled at others for their misfields. Piyush Chawla (PC) was shown how he got tonked for two sixes and then reacted to a wicket like he had taken a hat-trick. And Munaf was shown his performance with the bat again and again till it could pierce through his head. “All you had to do was run, you idiot,” Kirsten Kaku was overheard screaming. “But, it’s good to have him in the side,” Agent Viru told me later. “Now I am not the only bull head in the team.” Kaku has sought Sunil Gavaskar’s help to teach Munaf how to put the bat behind the crease. An obvious choice as teacher, given his fascination with “sliding the bat in”, as we have painfully heard a million times in his long career as commentator. But Munaf is quietly confident he will make Gavaskar forget it himself. Amazingly, most of India is wishing the same.Wednesday, March 2PCB Chief Ijaz Butt held a press conference after Pakistan’s win against Sri Lanka. Other than the victory, he spoke of how it was now clear that the Sydney Test Match, famous for Kamran Akmal’s 123 missed chances, wasn’t fixed at all. “It’s clear now that Kamran really can’t keep wickets. We should stop accusing him of dropping catches intentionally,” Butt said. Kamran, in turn, has turned to PC for help with a text that reads, “Please teach me how not to look stupid while doing stupid things on the field.” Viru tells me that PC has promised to teach Kamran as soon as he finishes teaching S. Sreesanth.advertisementThursday, March 3 Suresh Raina is getting desperate to break into the playing eleven. While the rest of the team trained at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Raina headed to a leading cosmetic surgeon to explore ways of getting dimples on his cheeks. “Look like PC and you can get in,” Viru had suggested to Raina a few days earlier. All for a good cause, after all, Raina can definitely bat better and couldn’t bowl any worse. Raina even called up Praveen Kumar (PK) to confirm the pecking order. Raina was under the impression that his name came after PK’s in the Uttar Pradesh quota. “Even I know this much English yaar,” PK replied. “P comes before S.” And C is closer to D,” Viru added with a wry smile as he narrated the story to me.Friday, March 4I met Agent Viru at his house in Delhi where he had returned to get his rib injury scanned. He updated me on a few mysterious incidents. Apparently, Ashish Nehra’s after shave bottle was found filled with a warm fluid of similar colour but very dissimilar odour. Unfortunately for Nehra, he discovered it much after he had liberally applied it all over his face. Bhajji’s shoes were found filled with sand. And R. Ashwin, another bowler vying for a spot, couldn’t sleep the whole night as he felt his room was haunted. “A pattern seems to emerge if you combine these two incidents with how Sreesanth bowled a beamer at Yuvi and then smashed the bowling coach’s knees,” Agent Viru explained the conspiracy theory. When I asked about his rib injury, he explained, “Ribs were always fine, yaar. I was tired of the bisibele bhath in Bangalore. I had to have my mom’s aloo parathas. Now, I am all set for the next match.”The writer was formerly known as the Fake IPL Player. He will observe the 2011 World Cup through Agent Viru’s eyes.last_img read more

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Manchester United appoint Louis van Gaal as new manager

first_imgThe Dutchman has signed a three-year contract with Manchester United Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal was hired as Manchester United manager on Monday, tasked with repairing the damage from David Moyes’ disappointing 10 months in charge and reviving the fortunes of one of the world’s biggest clubs.The 62-year-old Dutchman has signed a three-year contract and will take over at Old Trafford after the World Cup in Brazil, becoming the first United manager from outside Britain and Ireland. United great Ryan Giggs, who announced the end of his 23-year playing career, will be Van Gaal’s assistant.”To work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the world, makes me very proud,” Van Gaal said in a United statement. “This club has big ambitions; I too have big ambitions. Together I’m sure we will make history.”Van Gaal has experience of coaching – and winning league titles – at some of the world’s top teams, but even spells at Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich may not prepare him for the rebuilding job required at United.The club has been in a state of flux since the retirement of Alex Ferguson last May after nearly 27 years in charge. Moyes, Ferguson’s successor, was dismissed last month before the team went on to finish seventh – its lowest placing since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.United also failed to qualify for European football for the first time in 24 years.Van Gaal is likely to be handed considerable funds to strengthen the squad to get United back in the Champions League, something the club’s American owners – the Glazer family – weren’t prepared to give Moyes. A return to Europe’s top competition will likely be the priority, followed by a desire to play the kind of attacking, dynamic brand of football expected at United but unable to be delivered by Moyes.advertisementUnited has broken the mold by appointing Van Gaal.In the club’s 136-year history, no previous manager has come from outside Britain or Ireland, a common occurrence at England’s other big clubs in recent years.The notion of United hiring coaches in a bid to create a dynasty – something Ferguson uniquely achieved – also appears to have ended. After spending six years at Ajax, where Van Gaal guided a talented young team to the pinnacle of European football by winning the Champions League in 1995, he joined Barcelona in 1997 for the first of two spells – the first lasting three seasons and the second barely half a year. He has since coached AZ Alkmaar in the Dutch league and Bayern between 2009-11.So he may not be the long-term manager many at United crave – Giggs, United’s interim manager for last season’s final four games and one of the club’s greatest players, is thought to be being groomed for the seat in the future – but the fact that Van Gaal has won league titles with every team he has worked makes him one of Europe’s most-respected coaches.He has been coach of the Netherlands since 2012, his second spell with the national team following a stint from 2000-02.”Everyone is very excited about this new phase in the club’s history,” United vice-chairman Ed Woodward said. “His track record of success in winning leagues and cups across Europe throughout his career makes him the perfect choice for us.”People know him as a larger-than-life character but I have also been extremely impressed by his intelligence, thoughtful approach to the role and his diligence.”He can be spiky and provocative with journalists and hardly lacks in self-belief, a trait which can often spill over to make him appear arrogant. But after the failed tenure of Moyes, United needed a manager who commanded respect and had a strong track record.His job won’t be easy. While United has regressed since landing its record-extending 20th English championship last year, rival Liverpool has improved greatly under Brendan Rodgers and finished second in the Premier League this season. Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are established members of the top group and showing no signs of being on the slide.The appointment of Giggs as Van Gaal’s No. 2 will satisfy those eager for some continuity at the club following the trophy-filled era of Ferguson.The 40-year-old Giggs published an open letter on United’s website an hour after Van Gaal’s appointment, praising the Dutchman’s qualities and revealing his decision to end his playing days.”For me, today is new chapter filled with many emotions – immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future,” Giggs said. “United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way.”advertisementlast_img read more

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Gennady Golovkin returns to ring June 8 vs Steve Rolls

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Although Golovkin will start as a clear favorite, Rolls is adamant he has the tools to cause the former world champion problems.“I’ve won national championships and represented my country, and Golovkin is just a man,” the 35-year-old said. “I’m coming to win this fight and put my name among the best middleweights in the world.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: WBC/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on September 13, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez in a rematch on September 15 at T-Mobile Arena. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPFormer middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin will fight undefeated Canadian Steve Rolls in June as he returns to the ring following his defeat to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez last year.Golovkin, 37 will take on Rolls on June 8 at Madison Square Garden, New York, as he launches a comeback that could culminate with a third fight against Alvarez later this year.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The hard-hitting Kazakhstan veteran lost his WBC, IBO and WBA titles last year when he was defeated by Alvarez via majority decision at their Las Vegas rematch, one year after a controversial draw.Since that defeat, Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has signed a new six-fight deal with DAZN, the sports streaming platform.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I am very excited to be returning to the ring and bringing the Big Drama Show back to Madison Square Garden,” Golovkin said. “The Garden’s fans are fantastic.”The Toronto-based Rolls has compiled an unbeaten record with 19 wins out of 19 including 10 knockouts. Back in the series Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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