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NEWS SCAN: Surgeon general nominated, past pandemic viruses evolved stealthily

first_imgRural doctor and ‘genius grant’ winner nominated as surgeon generalPresident Barack Obama today nominated an Alabama family physician and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner to be surgeon general. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, founded a health clinic to serve tiny Bayou La Batre, Ala., home to poor, mostly uninsured African-American and immigrant Asian fishermen, and rebuilt it three times after two hurricanes and a fire. She is a faculty member at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.[Reuters story, Macarthur Foundation bio]Viruses of past flu pandemics circulated undetected for yearsThe influenza strains that caused the three pandemics of the 20th century did not emerge suddenly, but circulated for months or years, researchers from Tennessee and China say in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Applying a “molecular clock” calculation to viral isolates from the 1918, 1957, and 1968 pandemics, the researchers estimate that each strain evolved through a series of reassortments that included at least one flu virus contemporaneously circulating in swine or birds. Current surveillance programs will not detect such reassortments, they say.[PNAS abstract]last_img read more


first_imgALL IRELAND FINALS:Congratulations to both Donegal Senior & Minor Teams on their wins against Dublin at the Weekend. Well Done to Senior Player Declan Walsh who made appearance on Sundays Semi Final, the club was also represented by Stephen Mc Laughlin (Fildara). We would also like to congratulate Robert Farren member of the backroom team with the Donegal Minors on securing their place in an All-Ireland Minor Final. UNDER 13.5 BOYS:U13.5 hosted St. Eunan’s on Wednesday evening. The result wasn’t in favour of home team but the team showed great determination by being 12 points down at half time & reducing this to a 2 point margin at the final whistle.U16 BOYS:Well Done to the U16 Team that defeated Glenswilly in the Northern Board Division 2 Final on Monday Evening in Buncrana. With a final score of Malin 1:05 to Glenswilly 0:06, we would like to congratulate the team & management on their success.COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN TRAINING:Rannafast Training. Will take place in Muff on Thursday at 5.30 pm.Corn na nOg Training. Will take place in Buncrana on Monday at 5.00 pm.For both these teams there is a need for coaches to help out. We would encourage as many club players to get involved as possible. CLUB SHOPThe Malin GAA club shop will be open in the clubhouse on Saturdays from 12-2 and on Sundays from 11-15 to 2-00.There are a large selection of club merchandise in stock, which can be purchased on the day. A list of other club gear, hoodies, rain jackets, shorts, socks, hats, scarves, kit bags etc are also available to order. The Malin half zipped training tops sponsored by Mark Monagle of 4Mark Construction are also available to order and are proving very popular. Club vouchers are now also available and would make an ideal birthday present, or for any occasion. For more details, contact Susan on 07493 70638.GET FIT WITH CHARLIE Get fit with Charlie restarts on Monday 1st September after the summer break. Come along and shed some of the summer pounds.Classes will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-30 to 7-30 for women.While men classes get underway on the same nights from 7-30 to 8-30, all classes take place in the Malin GAA centre.CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes or social media updates for the week should be forwarded to Martin on 086 1585880 or Christina on 086 1980399 or alternatively send an email to the club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures.If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.GAA NEWS: MALIN U16’S DEFEAT GLENSWILLY TO WIN NORTHERN BOARD DIVISION TWO FINAL was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinNoticesSportlast_img read more