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first_imgSEAN MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES 06/08/12DONEGAL.Congratulations to Jim and the boys on their brilliant victory over Kerry.Bring on the Rebels!!!!!!!! Anyone wishing to order tickets for the Semi Finals should contact Peter or Eugene ASAP.FIXTURES.Under 21 Football. Away to St Eunans Tue.Senior/Reserve. Away to St Michaels. 1st Round Championship. 6.00/7.30pm.U14 Camogie. League final against Burt in Mac Cumhaill Park. 6.00pm. Please support the girls.U12 Hurlers. Home to CarndonnaghU16 Hurlers. Away to Carndonagh.Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will update any information as soon as we receive MAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 6,15,20 and 29.There was 1 match 3 winner. Eileen Mc Elhinney receives €150.€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsThe jackpot will be €1500 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for underage teams is as follows,Under 10’s Boys.  Wed 6.00pm on Training pitch.Contact John Burke 0868185915Under 12’s Boys.Tuesdays 6.00-7.15. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865Under 12/14 Girls. Sunday 12.00pm Contact Olivia Finn 0879673264.Camogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.00.All ages  Fri  6.00-7.00pm.Training for girls football 14-18 is on Thurs 5.45pm and Sundays 11.45am.New players welcome. Contact Michael Gordon 0877941058 FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in The Villa Rose this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member. Advertisement The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at  085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:GAA NEWS: SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Bush set to unveil super-flu strategy today

first_imgWASHINGTON – Vaccine improvement is expected to take center stage in the Bush administration’s preparations for a worldwide flu outbreak, with a potential travel ban and restrictions on global commerce part of the contingency planning. President George W. Bush today will announce his strategy on how to prepare for the next flu pandemic – preparations expected to cost at least $6.5 billion – whether it is caused by the worrisome Asian bird flu or some other super-strain of influenza. A key element: States and cities will get their first specific instructions from federal health officials on such things as who should get limited doses of vaccines and the antiviral medications Tamiflu or Relenza. Topping that list are workers involved in manufacturing flu vaccine, health workers caring for the ill, and other first responders such as police and ambulance drivers, said a public health specialist shown a recent version of the plan. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week More details are to be released a day after Bush’s speech at the National Institutes of Health. The president first will stress that it will take more than the federal government to battle a super-flu. “It’s akin to the Rosie-the-riveter type thing, because we are asking every American and every American institution to do quite a bit,” said White House spokesman Trent Duffy. “America has this tough-it-out strategy when you get sick. You aren’t helping yourself or the country going to work when you get ill. You are potentially threatening a greater health issue if you send children to school when they are sick,” Duffy said. Pandemics strike when the easy-to-mutate influenza virus shifts to a strain that people have never experienced before, something that has happened three times in the last century. While it is impossible to say when the next super-flu will strike, concern is growing that the bird flu strain known as H5N1 could trigger one if it mutates to start spreading easily among people. Since 2003, at least 62 people in Southeast Asia have died from H5N1; most regularly handled poultry. The nation’s strategy starts with attempting to spot an outbreak abroad early and working to contain it before it reaches the United States. International cooperation “represents a best hope of stopping the lightning spread of a pandemic,” Duffy said. There is a possibility that a pandemic would force restrictions of international travel and commerce, he said. That’s one reason, Duffy said, that “the president recognizes, and we all recognize, that we need to manufacture the vaccine here in America.” Today, most of the world’s vaccine against regular winter flu, including much of that used by Americans each flu season, is manufactured in factories in Britain and Europe. The government already has ordered $162.5 million worth of vaccine to be made and stockpiled against the Asian bird flu, more than half to be made in a U.S. factory. But the administration plan calls for more than stockpiling shots. It will stress a new method of manufacturing flu vaccines – growing the virus to make them in easy-to-handle cell cultures instead of today’s cumbersome process that uses millions of chicken eggs – as well as incentives for new U.S.-based vaccine factories to open. Such steps will take several years to implement, but the hope is that eventually they could allow production of enough vaccine to go around within six months of a pandemic’s start. “The notion is that prevention beats therapy,” said Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University, an influenza specialist who advises the government on vaccination and has received some information about the plan. Antiviral drugs like Tamiflu, however, are expected to provide both treatment and some protection against catching a super-flu until vaccines can be distributed. Last-minute discussions included how much Tamiflu to stockpile, with one possibility that the federal government would stockpile enough for 44 million people and tell states to purchase, collectively, another 31 million treatment courses. Hoping to spur the long-awaited pandemic plan, the Senate last week passed $8 billion in emergency funding for Bush to spend on the preparations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more