20 Apr

Press release: St. Paul’s Canonry: James Milne

first_imgThe Queen has approved that the Reverend Canon James Harley Milne, MTh, Minor Canon and Sacrist at St Paul’s Cathedral in the diocese of London, be appointed to a Residentiary Canonry of St Paul’s Cathedral in succession to the Reverend Canon Michael Hans Joachim Hempel, MA.last_img

19 Oct

Russia rolls out first approved COVID-19 drug as infections pass 500,000

first_imgRussia on Thursday rolled out a drug approved to treat patients suffering from the novel coronavirus, its state financial backer said, as the number of infections there surpassed half a million.The first deliveries of the new antiviral drug, registered under the name Avifavir, were made to some hospitals and clinics across the country, Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund said in a press release. RDIF has a 50% share in a joint venture with the drug’s manufacturer ChemRar that runs the trials.The health ministry gave its approval for the drug’s use under a special accelerated process while clinical trials, held over a shorter period and with fewer people than many other countries, were still underway. Topics : With 502,436 cases, Russia has the third highest number of infections in the world after Brazil and the United States, but has a relatively low official death toll of 6,532 – something that has been the focus of debate.The Moscow health department on Wednesday raised its death toll for the month of May, citing changes in the way it determines the cause of death for patients suffering from other health problems.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday denied there was anything untoward with Russia’s official coronavirus death data after the World Health Organization said this week that Russia’s low death rate was “difficult to understand”. center_img There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and human trials of several existing antiviral drugs have yet to show efficacy.RDIF chief Kirill Dmitriev last week told Reuters the plan was for ChemRar to manufacture enough of the drug to treat around 60,000 people a month.Dmitriev on Thursday said more than 10 countries had made requests for Avifavir supplies.Negotiations were underway to supply the drug to almost all of Russia’s regions, with seven of its more than 80 regions receiving Thursday’s initial deliveries, Dmitriev added.last_img read more

20 Sep

Reel takes Chantilly second

first_img “I think he has good options, he might even stay the mile and a half. I always think where would we like to end up and then go backwards. The Arc or the great options of Juddmonte at York, the Irish Champion Stakes – there are plenty of very nice options. “He certainly gets a mile and a quarter and it was soft ground, so would he get the 300 extra metres? We shall see.” On Cheminaud, Grimthorpe added: “Andre called and asked if we would mind having a jumps jockey. He said he was the best. A champion is a champion, he is a champion jockey so why wouldn’t he be able to ride on the Flat?” Press Association Highland Reel was hard driven by Joseph O’Brien to claim the advantage in the straight, but he was immediately tackled by the winner and had no answer, though this was a big improvement on his disappointing run in the French 2000 Guineas. Of the two other Ballydoyle contenders the Ryan Moore-ridden Cape Clear Island failed to get competitive, while War Envoy was a long way behind in last place. Alain de Royer-Dupre’s much-vaunted Karaktar looked poised to challenge early in the straight, but his run petered out and he was ultimately disappointing, while War Dispatch finished an unlucky-in-running third under Ioritz Mendizabal. O’Brien said of his trio: “I’m delighted with Highland Reel. He ran a very good race. He progressed well from the last race. I’m very happy with his race. “He has a lot of options. There is the Irish Derby or the Eclipse. He has all of those races possible. The winner quickened up very well, didn’t he? “Cape Clear Island wants fast ground. War Envoy ran disappointing. Maybe a mile and a quarter is too far.” Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for the winning owner, said: “He is a relatively inexperienced horse, really. It was very exciting. This is the first French Derby (win) for Prince Khalid since Sanglamore in 1990. We have had some near-misses, with the likes of Famous Name. “This was a super performance, the way he accelerated, and he showed a great turn of foot to come and win a big race like this. Highland Reel took second for the Aidan O’Brien team as New Bay finished with a flourish to provide Andre Fabre with a fourth victory in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly. The winner, a Khalid Abdullah-owned son of Dubawi, was settled in the rear by French champion jumps jockey Vincent Cheminaud for much of the extended mile-and-a-quarter journey in the race commonly known as the French Derby. New Bay remained nearer last than first rounding the home turn, but o nce angled wide to challenge he showed thrilling acceleration to run to the lead and was ultimately well on top as he passed the post a length and a half ahead. last_img read more

29 Dec


first_imgThe people of Letterkenny and Donegal are being encouraged to come out and join Jason Black on the last leg of his journey from Mt Everest to Mt Errigal.A motion by Letterkenny Town Council and Donegal County Council was passed that this remarkable achievement will be marked with a civic ceremony and commissioned plaques by local Artist Redmond Herrity will be erected, one at the Market Square and at the foot of Mt. Errigal where the dream first took root. The Revealing of the Plaque on Market Square will take place at 5pm on Thursday 27th June.A civic reception will then be held in Letterkenny Town Council Offices on the Neil T Blaney Road, where Jason will receive a citation from Letterkenny town Council to congratulate him on his achievements, the highest honour that can be bestowed to a citizen of letterkenny.Letterkenny Town Council are publicly inviting the citizens of Letterkenny to the unveiling on Thursday evening where Dessie Larkin will preform his final public duty in his term as Lord mayor.On Sunday 30th June at 2pm Donegal County Council will also unveil a plague at the foot of Mt Errigal where everyone is also cordially invited to attend. Jason and family have also extended a warm welcome to all families been following Jason’s progress and a special appeal to people that felt they could never climb Mt Errigal or have never climbed it, to come out to join jason on his final leg of the Mt Errigal to Mt Everest expedition journey, as he takes the Donegal flag that proudly graced the summit of the world back to where the journey all began.Jason urges everyone to come along and take a timely climb up the mountain.“It’s going to be a gentle pace, loads of stops taking in the wonderful views, just a wonderfully slow, stress free climb.“It’s not even about getting to the top its about getting positively involved on the day and climb to your own comfortable height an return back down,It will be a wonderful safe family day out”.Remember to bring your cameras as the views are breathtaking.On the summit he will produce with pride the now famous Donegal flag which reflects the pride and honor he feels for his community and county. He guarantees that it will be a day to remember. It will be a day when he will have completed the full circle – he will return in fruition to where the dream began.Continue to follow the journey on www.voodooascent.comSupport, Medical and Marshals will all be there to assist.30th June, 2pm Mt Errigal Carpark. Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear. EVERYONE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN JASON ON THE LAST STEPS OF HIS JOURNEY was last modified: June 19th, 2013 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)last_img read more