News CameroonAfrica CameroonAfrica Duke Atangana Etotogo, the managing editor of the privately-owned monthly L’Afrique Centrale, was released this afternoon after writing a letter of apology to the president and the defence minister, one of his close friends, Venant Mboua, told Reporters Without Borders.Etotogo, who had been held by military security since 3 September, pointed out in his letter that, while regretting having caused offence to certain military officers, he did not retract the report which led to his arrest.————-06.09.2006 – Editor held for three days by military securityReporters Without Borders is astounded at the actions of Cameroon’s military security which has been secretly holding Duke Atangana Etotogo managing editor of the new privately-owned monthly L’Afrique centrale for the past three days.He was arrested on 3 September 2006 after publishing articles exposing corruption and inefficiency in the army.The editor was held after arriving at an “informal meeting” organised by a friend, Venant Mboua, editor of the privately-owned monthly Cahiers de Mutations. The meeting had been called on the initiative of Lieut-Col Gédéon Yossa, who said he wanted to discuss the content of an article with Etotogo. On arrival at the agreed meeting place, the two journalists were invited to continue the discussion at Military Security (SEMIL) in Yaoundé. Etotogo was then held against his will, while Mboua was asked to leave.”Is it really necessary to remind the Cameroon army that the media cannot be regulated at gunpoint?” the press freedom organisation asked. “The behaviour of the military in this case is unacceptable.”“Whatever their complaints against this journalist, he should be released immediately. The government cannot at the same time demand respect for ethical rules on the part of the press and allow the army to assume the right to dispense justice on the pretext that the newspaper broke a taboo,” it said.Secretary-General of the Cameroon National Journalists’ Union (SNJC) Jean-Marc Soboth, said the journalist was apparently questioned about his sources within the national defence ministry as well as on the funding of his paper. Two days after his arrest, soldiers summoned and questioned his sister for several hours.The journalist, who suffers from malaria, has not been allowed access to a lawyer and his telephone has been seized. Members of his family, who came to bring him food, were denied permission to see him. He was moved, on 6 September, to the secretariat of state for defence (SED). Organisation May 31, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 23, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts September 7, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor released after being held by military security for five days RSF_en Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court News News Etotogo, formerly editor of the weekly Nouvelle presse and of La Météo, both papers with a tendency to carry provocative articles, had just launched the new monthly L’Afrique centrale. A file on corruption and poor management within the army appeared in its first edition, on 28 August. It quoted unnamed sources in a close analysis of several examples of the management of defence minister, Rémy Ze Meka. News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case Follow the news on Cameroon May 19, 2021 Find out more to go further Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system
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Facebook Pinterest Iterion Therapeutics Secures $17 Million to Advance Development of Tegavivint in Multiple Tumor Settings Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Pinterest HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Iterion Therapeutics, Inc. (“Iterion”), a venture-backed, clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel cancer therapeutics, announced today that it has raised $17 million USD in a Series B financing led by Lumira Ventures, with the participation of existing investors, including Santé Ventures, as well as new investors Venture Investors, GPG Ventures, and Viva BioInnovator. Iterion plans to utilize the proceeds from this financing to advance the development of its lead clinical candidate, Tegavivint, a novel, potent and selective nuclear beta-catenin inhibitor. Tegavivint is currently being investigated in a Phase 1/2a clinical trial in patients with desmoid tumors, which are rare, non-metastasizing sarcomas that overexpress nuclear beta-catenin. Iterion has received Orphan Drug Designation for Tegavivint to treat desmoid tumors, a disease for which there are no FDA approved therapies. In addition to desmoid tumors, Iterion is preparing to initiate clinical programs in 2021 to investigate Tegavivint in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and pediatric cancers, including sarcomas, lymphoma and other solid tumors. These cancers are often characterized by nuclear beta-catenin overexpression, providing potential high-value target expansions for Tegavivint. “We envision incredible potential therapeutic benefits associated with Tegavivint, and are excited to support the Iterion team in its exploration of multiple clinical development opportunities for this potentially groundbreaking therapeutic,” said Benjamin Rovinski, Ph.D., Managing Director at Lumira Ventures. “2021 is expected to be a pivotal year for Iterion as the company anticipates initiating clinical trials in AML, NSCLC and pediatric cancers, all indications in which nuclear beta-catenin signaling plays a role. By pursuing a novel mechanism of action, we believe Tegavivint has the potential to overcome challenges faced by prior drugs targeting this pathway.” Nuclear beta-catenin is a highly-studied oncology target associated with numerous cancer types. Tegavivint is unique among nuclear beta-catenin inhibitors in that it binds to TBL1 (Transducin Beta-like Protein One), a novel downstream target in the Wnt-signaling pathway. As such, Tegavivint enables silencing of Wnt-pathway gene expression without affecting other necessary Wnt/beta-catenin functions in the cell membrane, thus avoiding toxicity issues common to other drugs in this pathway. “We are grateful to have the confidence of investors, including Lumira Ventures, Santé Ventures and others, that appreciate Tegavivint’s potential to treat a host of cancers,” said Rahul Aras, Ph.D., CEO of Iterion. “Nuclear beta-catenin has historically been considered an ‘undruggable’ oncology target with prior inhibitors having been plagued by toxicity issues, greatly limiting their therapeutic use. Research suggests that these toxicity concerns can be negated by targeting TBL1, a novel downstream target in the Wnt-signaling pathway necessary for beta-catenin’s oncogenic activity. This is precisely Tegavivint’s mechanism of action and why we believe the technology holds such substantial promise.” Dr. Aras continued, “With the Series B funding, Iterion has the potential to significantly expand our clinical footprint through completion of our ongoing desmoid tumor study and initiate clinical trials in 2021 to investigate Tegavivint in AML, NSCLC, and certain pediatric cancers.” About Iterion Therapeutics Iterion Therapeutics is a venture-backed, clinical stage biotechnology company developing novel cancer therapeutics. The company’s lead product, Tegavivint, is a potent and selective inhibitor of nuclear beta-catenin, a historically “undruggable” oncology target implicated in cell proliferation, differentiation, immune evasion and stem cell renewal. Research demonstrating potent anti-tumor activity in a broad range of pre-clinical models indicate that Tegavivint has the potential for clinical utility in multiple cancer types. Tegavivint is currently the subject of a Phase 1/2a clinical trial in patients with progressive desmoid tumors. Iterion is also pursuing clinical programs in additional cancers where nuclear beta-catenin signaling has been shown to play a role, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and pediatric cancers, including sarcomas, lymphoma and other solid tumors. Iterion is the recipient of an up to $15.9 million Product Development Award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). For more information on Iterion, please visit https://iteriontherapeutics.com or follow the Company on Twitter and Linkedin. 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Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – March 22, 2021 Previous articleLatest Covid figures described as ‘troubling’Next articleMandatory hotel quarantine expected to begin later this week News Highland Twitter Facebook Volunteers of Lough Swilly RNLI have thanked the public and local kayakers for their help in a search near Buncrana last night. The incident has since been declared as a well-intentioned false alarm.Two RNLI lifeboats, the Rescue 118 helicopter and the local Gardai were tasked to the scene at Buncrana Pier last evening.The alarm was first raised at around 7.20pm following reports of missing people off Lisfannon beach.The search was subsequently stood down at around 9pm, after it was determined that there was no further cause for concern.It’s believed that a member of the public thought a group of kayakers were in difficulty but it later emerged they had safely made it to shore.Taking to social media last night, RNLI Lough Swilly thanked those who assisted in the search.They also took the opportunity to remind the public that if you see someone in difficulty or you require assistance in the water please dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Public thanked for assisting in major search WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
Donegal51532.1847 Twitter By News Highland – December 31, 2020 Facebook Louth56529.9683 Westmeath18187166 Kildare20209.4466 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Roscommon9127.182 CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 30Dec2020)14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (17Dec2020 to 30Dec2020)New Cases during last 14 days (17Dec2020 to 30Dec2020) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kerry16289.1427 Google+ Offaly28130.8102 Cork73241.71,312 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Kilkenny29335.6333 Dublin498334.44,506 Cavan40342.6261 Sligo29311.3204 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Ireland1,620296.714,128 Homepage BannerNews Longford18127.252 Twitter Mayo67252.9330 Galway89214.7554 Wexford58390.1584 12 additional Covid 19 deaths, 1,620 new cases Waterford37208.3242 Wicklow18147.5210 Google+ Tipperary32129.1206 Meath62292.2570 Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We are once again in the mitigation stage of this pandemic. The alarming escalation in the incidence of the virus in the general population gives great cause for concern. This disease is now widespread in our communities and as a result we are asking everyone to behave as if they are a close contact.“To support the testing system through this surge, we are no longer advising close contacts of confirmed cases to get tested. Testing and tracing is an exercise in containment and we are no longer in a containment phase. However, it is imperative that if you are a close contact of a confirmed case you restrict your movements and contact your GP immediately if you develop symptoms.“The average number of contacts per case has risen from 2.5 in November to an average in recent days of 6.3. This is very far from where we need to be and I am appealing to everyone at every age to adhere to the mandated restrictions that the government has introduced – stay at home, except for essential reasons, other than for exercise up to 5km.”Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE, said: “The pressure on our public health system, including testing and tracing services is not sustainable. A collective response by every individual, across every county, to follow the public health advice is essential to address the recent acceleration in case numbers that we are now seeing. The reintroduction of Level 5 restrictions is essential to protect our vital public services such as hospital admissions and non-COVID care and to have the maximum impact in shortest possible timeframe to minimise the spread of this disease.”Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “While we are currently in a very serious situation, we are not powerless against COVID-19. The best tool we have right now is each other. We have shown on multiple occasions that we can act collectively to break chains of transmission, reduce the intensity of this epidemic and slow down the increase in cases.“As we look to the New Year, we remember the 2,237 people who have sadly died with COVID-19 in Ireland in 2020, along with all of their families and loved ones who are grieving their loss. Let’s do all we can to ensure that as few families as possible are similarly impacted in 2021.”Prof. Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group said: “The epidemiological situation is very serious and the virus is spreading rapidly amongst all age groups, increasing the risk to those most vulnerable to severe infection, such as the medically vulnerable and people over 60 years of age. The reproduction number is at least 1.6-1.8. The daily growth rate is estimated now at 7%-10% giving a doubling time of 7-10 days or less.“We project significant further increase in cases and hospitalisations in the coming days before public health measures take effect and are likely to see over 700-1000 people in hospital with COVID-19 early in the New Year. While it is difficult to face into further restrictions, it is vital that everyone plays their part by following the public health advice to protect those most vulnerable in the population.”Prof. Karina Butler, Chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee said: “The roll out of our national vaccination programme is underway with our first priority to focus on residents of nursing homes and front line healthcare staff. Once additional COVID-19 vaccines have been authorised, it will be possible to increase the capacity of vaccine availability across the country. The vaccine is a vital tool in our strategy to protect us against COVID-19 infection and it goes hand in hand with the public health measures on handwashing, social distancing and staying at home. We need to hold firm now and collectively we can bring the virus numbers down swiftly and protect our vital public services.”The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 1 death. The figure of 2,237 deaths reflects this.**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the reclassification of 2 probable cases to confirmed. The figure of 91,779 confirmed cases reflects this.Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 30 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) Monaghan34553.9340 WhatsApp Limerick203495.1965 Clare51221.4263 Pinterest Previous articleHSE seeks inclusion of St Colmcille’s Village on vaccination listNext articleNews, Sport, Obituaries and Farm News on Thursday December 31st News Highland 12 additional Covid 19 related deaths have been confirmed this evening, with 1620 new cases confirmed.Nationally, it brings to 2,237 the number of COVID-19 related deaths, while the total number of cases now stands at 91,779.490 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital, of whom 42 are in ICU.Donegal’s total today was 51, down substantially on yesterday’s high of 150.The 14 day incidence rate in the county is 532.1 cases per 100,000 people. For the first time in several weeks, Donegal does not have the highest incidence rate in the country – Monaghan has a rate of 553.9.The national incidence rate is 296.7.Press Release: Thursday 31 December 2020Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 12 additional deaths related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 2,237* COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Wednesday 30th December, the HPSC has been notified of 1,620 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 91,779** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today:794 are men / 819 are women65% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 34 years old498 in Dublin, 203 in Limerick, 89 in Galway, 73 in Cork, 67 in Mayo and the remaining 690 cases are spread across all other counties. As of 2pm today, 490 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 42 are in ICU. 58 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. Carlow29279.3159 Laois50269.2228 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Leitrim5112.436 Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
bigtunaonline/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — An 11-month-old girl died in Missouri after she was locked in a hot car for about 15 hours, according to police.The baby was found Sunday at about 4:30 p.m., Calverton Park police officer Chris Robertson told ABC News.The car had been left outside a home in Calverton Park, about 14 miles outside of St. Louis. The temperature climbed to 79 degrees in St. Louis that day.No arrests have been made, Robertson said, however police spoke with two undisclosed persons of interest.Police are working with the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office as the ongoing investigation moves forward, he said.Hot car deaths reached a record level last year with at least 52 children killed, from California to Tennessee to Mississippi, according to national nonprofit KidsAndCars.org.Click here for a list of hot car safety tips.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Hailshadow/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Medical officials in Ohio said at least 10 people just died from drug overdoses in only 26 hours, calling it an “unusually high number” for the area in a such a short period of time. The Franklin County Coroner’s Office on Sunday reported a surge in overdose deaths and warned residents that they could be fentanyl-related. “As of about 10am this morning we have had 10 people die of overdoses in about 26 hours. This is an unusually high number for our county in this period of time,” the office said in a statement Sunday. “At this time we know fentanyl can be mixed in to cocaine and methamphetamine. These can be deadly combinations for those who are using.”Last month, the office issued an alert saying six county residents had died from overdoses in less than 24 hours. That news came just weeks after the office announced that nine people had suffered fatal overdoses in a two-day period in July.Ohio has been one of the hardest-hit states by the nation’s growing opioid and fentanyl epidemics.The state saw an increase of more than 500 fentanyl encounters — police samples testing positive for the drug — from 2014 to 2015, the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. Only three other states — Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire — saw similar increases.In its statement on Sunday, the Franklin County Coroner’s Office said residents with family or friends that might be at risk for overdoses should have Naloxone, the emergency overdose reversal drug, on hand as a precaution.In addition, the office urged at-risk residents to purchase fentanyl testing strips to look for fentanyl in substances before using them.“I urge friends and family of those who use to make sure you are armed with Naloxone,” the statement said. “Those who use should also test before using with fentanyl testing strips.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.