Administración Wolf otorga $10 millones a 23 entidades para desarrollar vacunas, tratamientos y terapias eficaces contra el COVID-19

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Español,  Press Release,  Public Health El Gobernador Tom Wolf anuncio que 23 galardonados recibirán $10 millones en subvenciones a través del programa de Vacunas, tratamientos y terapias COVID-19 (CV-VTT, por sus siglas en inglés) para apoyar el rápido avance de las vacunas, tratamientos y terapias por parte de entidades de biotecnología calificadas en respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19.“Sabemos que la única manera en que podemos volver a nuestra vida normal es mediante el desarrollo de una infraestructura sólida de pruebas y rastreo combinada con vacunas y tratamientos eficaces, seguros y asequibles”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Los fondos otorgados hoy impulsarán una serie de proyectos prometedores que ayudarán a Pennsylvania a superar esta devastadora pandemia mundial, y nos encaminarán hacia la recuperación y la protección tanto ahora como en el futuro”.De los 23 proyectos, $6.8 millones fueron otorgados a 12 proyectos de vacunas, casi $1.2 millones se otorgaron a cinco proyectos de terapia, casi $1.6 millones se otorgaron a cinco proyectos de tratamiento y $430,000 se otorgaron a un proyecto que apoyará la construcción de infraestructura física , avanzando en el desarrollo de innovaciones de vanguardia en la lucha contra el SARS-CoV-2.Los proyectos a los que se les otorgó financiamiento incluyen aquellos que estudiarán el uso de medicamentos contra el cáncer en pacientes con COVID-19; el desarrollo de un espacio de investigación y capacitación para acelerar el ritmo de desarrollo del tratamiento COVID-19; la aceleración de los esfuerzos de desarrollo de vacunas; y el desarrollo de un anticuerpo protector para las personas en riesgo, incluidos las personas de la tercera edad, entre otras nuevas ideas innovadoras y prometedoras.La lista completa de beneficiarios de subvenciones se puede encontrar aquí.El programa, anunciado el mes pasado, se puso a disposición de entidades con sede en Pennsylvania que demuestren tanto una necesidad financiera como un camino bien definido para la comercialización acelerada de una nueva vacuna, tratamiento o terapia en respuesta directa a la lucha contra el COVID-19.Los fondos para el programa fueron asignados de la Ley 2A de 2020, conocida como el Suplemento de Emergencia COVID-19 de la Ley de Apropiación General de 2019, al Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania (DOH, por sus siglas en inglés), para ser administrado a través de un Aviso de Subvención por parte de la Oficina de Tecnología e Innovación del Departamento de Desarrollo Económico y Comunitario (DCED, por sus siglas en inglés) de Pennsylvania.Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre COVID-19, los residentes de Pennsylvania deben consultar https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/.View this information in English. August 27, 2020center_img Administración Wolf otorga $10 millones a 23 entidades para desarrollar vacunas, tratamientos y terapias eficaces contra el COVID-19last_img read more

Sales are strong at Seachange Riverside Coomera

first_imgAn aerial view of the future Riverside Coomera Seachange Lifestyle Resort by Pradella“Moving to Seachange is perfect for empty nesters looking to downsize to something more suitable withoutcompromising expectations,” he said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Our owners are asking for beautiful finishes and generous spaces. “Following buyer feedback we have up-scaled the garage capacity to a triple garage to enable a hobby or boat or other equipment to be safely stored. Pradella Seachange CoomeraThe estate will also feature a country club and river house complete with a lap pool, spa, sauna, library, cinema, treatment room, lounge, bowls green, twin pickle ball courts, gym, art studio, men’s shed workshop, meeting room and bar. Seachange Riverside Coomera offers a range two and three bedroom homes priced from $449,000.“All the homes at Seachange Riverside Coomera are pet friendly and installed with a private intercom integrated to the main gate, delivering security, safety and peace of mind for residents,” he said. “Vest of all, we take care of all of your lawn and garden maintenance, allowing you to sit back and relax. Pradella Seachange CoomeraLIFESTYLE has been a key driver in sales at Upper Coomera over 50s community Seachange Riverside Community.The boutique resort community, positioned on the riverfront will feature 124 homes in a master planned, gated country estate.Pradella Property Ventures director of sales and marketing Alex McMahon said sales were already outperforming expectations.center_img Pradella Seachange Coomera“Our buyers are finding that the balance between rewarding past working achievements and celebrating the freedom to come and go as you please in this phase of life with the benefit to live and be active in a friendly connected community is one of the key drivers to purchase.” Pradella Property Ventures managing director David Pradella said there was a gap in the market for over 50s communities that offered high-end living accommodation with lifestyle opportunities in a central location.last_img read more

Families battle for IMCA Modified crown at Perris

first_imgPERRIS, Calif. – When it comes to families in racing one must look no farther than the IMCA Modi­fieds when they return to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, June 3.Four of the top five places in the championship standings are occupied by fathers and their racing chil­dren and all are expected to be in action Saturday, when spectator gates open at 5 p.m. and the first race will be at 7 p.m.Billy Wormsbecker is the IMCA point leader heading into round four at Perris. However, if he feels some families may stick together and gang up on him, it is perfectly understandable.Mike Kirby, who has two wins in the first three races, trails Wormsbecker by five points. Trailing Kirby by two points is defending track champion Chuck Becker. Becker’s son Brandon, a San Bernar­dino County sheriff, is currently fourth. Kirby’s daughter Brenda, a college student who turned 21 two weeks ago, is fifth.“When you watch these kids race, it is clear the apple did not fall far from the tree,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said. “They are just like their championship winning dads – good racers who are very determined and very safe drivers as well.  It has been fun watching them develop as drivers.  On top of everything else, they are extremely nice.”Leader Wormsbecker and fifth place Brenda Kirby are only separated by 16 points. Thus far, Worms­becker has parlayed second, fifth and sixth finishes into the point lead going into Satur­day’s race.Adult tickets for Saturday’s show are $15. Active military with proper ID and teens with their school ID and kids ages 6-12 get in for $5. Children ages five and under are free. Parking on the fairgrounds is $8.last_img read more

United won’t blow title again – Ferguson

first_imgSir Alex Ferguson has warned his players they will feel the full effect of his “hairdryer” if they blow the title in the same manner as last season. United’s failure condemned them to a rare barren season. Throughout a reign that stretches back to 1986, Ferguson has only had eight of them, including his first three years at the United helm. It contrasts sharply with Arsene Wenger’s experiences at Arsenal, who have won nothing since 2005 and was something Ferguson touched on during an exclusive interview with BBC’s Football Focus. When asked whether he could imagine going five years without a trophy, Ferguson replied: “It wouldn’t happen. No chance. I don’t believe I would.” Indeed, with his side currently nine points clear of Manchester City, facing a home FA Cup fifth-round tie against Reading on February 18 and a mouthwatering Champions League encounter with Real Madrid looming, United are still on track to repeat their historic 1999 Treble campaign. Yet it is hardly worth thinking about until those meetings with Real – and a Cristiano Ronaldo reunion – have been negotiated successfully. For Jose Mourinho has an impressive personal record against Ferguson and the Red Devils chief freely admits the Real coach is one of the few men he prefers not to engage in psychological battles against. “Jose enjoys it more than I do,” said Ferguson of the mind games warfare. “He is brilliant at it. He plays games too. He has that mischievous part. You are never quite sure what he is up to. I don’t contest that. I let him get on with it. As long as he keeps bringing a decent bottle of wine I let him off.” As Manchester United prepare to welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday, Ferguson’s mind has wandered back to the corresponding fixture last season. At that time, they were five points ahead of Manchester City and had established a 4-2 lead inside the final 10 minutes, but Everton came back to draw 4-4 followed by defeat at City the following week. “If I had to pick out one single match where we lost our title it would have to be that game,” Ferguson told United Review. “What I can say is that it won’t happen again – or if it does, then put it this way, they will feel the full effect of the hairdryer.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Hughes nets Stoke job

first_imgStoke have confirmed Mark Hughes as their new manager and will formally unveil him on Thursday. Once Tony Pulis’ seven-year stay with the club ended last week, Hughes quickly emerged as the clear favourite to be his successor and after days of talks has now been given the job. The 49-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by QPR last November, with his appointment announced in a brief statement. The former Manchester United striker will hold a media conference at 11am. In choosing Hughes, Stoke have again gone for a Welsh manager, with Hughes having also coached the national side – his first post at the end of a successful playing career. As an uncompromising striker Hughes played for the likes of United, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, scoring over 200 goals. In the dugout, having guided Wales to a World Cup qualifying play-off, he headed back to former club Blackburn where he impressed by earning a European spot. Manchester City came calling in June 2008 as a result but he was unable to deliver tangible success despite a heavy period of investment and was sacked in December 2009. Fulham offered him a route back into football in the summer of 2010 and he guided them to eighth in his first season before resigning, citing a desire to better himself. His next job was at QPR, though, and he took over a side looking to stay in the Premier League at the first attempt. He managed to achieve that after replacing Neil Warnock in January 2012, but was sacked 11 months later after failing to move the side away from the bottom of the table despite healthy backing in the transfer market. Stoke will be hoping Hughes can carry on the work done by fellow countryman Pulis, who left the Britannia Stadium last week with the best wishes of the club after a successful spell. He guided them into the Premier League and stabilised them as a top-flight side for four successive seasons. But despite an FA Cup Final appearance some fans had grown tired of what they considered a dated style of football and a parting of ways occurred once the season had ended. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Martinez: Barkley is unique

first_img He said: “We have a great relationship with England and Roy Hodgson. “I think it is important we have that understanding of where the players are and what they need. “All our players are just so proud to represent their country. We have some young players who need help and support, and the understanding of what they require at this stage of their career. “You look at (20-year-old Everton and England defender) John Stones and Ross Barkley and I always said they have the potential to be the best in their positions, but they are still very young and they need guidance and support. “I’m sure our relationship with England will be very positive for all parties.” Everton midfielder Gareth Barry and full-back Seamus Coleman will undergo fitness tests ahead of Sunday’s game at the Stadium of Light. Barry has an ankle problem which he suffered in Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League win over Lille, while Coleman was absent from the squad for that match after suffering a cut to his Achilles tendon in last Saturday’s 0-0 league draw with Swansea. Kevin Mirallas (hamstring), Bryan Oviedo, Arouna Kone (both match fitness), Antolin Alcaraz (shoulder) and Stones (ankle) remain unavailable for first-team selection. Martinez has done so himself and is certainly comfortable with such talk from Hodgson – although he has also stressed that Barkley is in many ways a “unique” footballer who he can see going on to “mark an era in English football”. Asked on Friday, at his press conference for Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Sunderland, how he felt about Hodgson’s comments about Barkley, Martinez said: “Ross is going to draw those sorts of comparisons. “The way he is as a footballer, he can bring about memories of many different players. “I think it is a phenomenal compliment (for someone) to see aspects of Ross’ play comparable to Gascoigne, and I also mentioned before Michael Ballack’s attributes when he was a young player – there are many (similar) things I see in him too. “But the reality is that the longer you see Ross having a big role at our club, you are starting to see a quite unique footballer. “Ross Barkley is himself and someone I think is going to mark an era in English football.” Questions have been raised of late about Hodgson’s relationship with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers following apparent disputes between them over Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling. But Martinez has emphasised that Everton’s relationship with England is “great” and that he is sure Toffees players going on international duty will be “very positive for all parties.” Press Association Barkley, back in action for the first time this season over the last few weeks after recovering from a knee injury, had his return to the international scene confirmed on Thursday when Hodgson announced he was part of his Three Lions squad for the forthcoming games against Slovenia and Scotland. The England boss then likened the player to Gascoigne, a comparison many have been making as Barkley’s rapid rise to prominence has continued. Everton boss Roberto Martinez is all for Roy Hodgson paying Ross Barkley the “phenomenal compliment” of comparing him to Paul Gascoigne and is confident England will handle the 20-year-old Toffees midfielder correctly.last_img read more

VP Pence to Meet with Florida Officials, Deliver PPE on Wednesday

first_imgAdditional details about the Pence’s trip are forthcoming. Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Orlando on Wednesday, according to a news release. Pence will meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss Florida’s reopening and tourism plans.After meeting with DeSantis, the Vice President will deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to a nursing home in that part of the state, as part of a White House initiative to deliver PPE to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country.The vice president will then join a roundtable with hospitality and tourism industry leaders, in order to discuss their plans for reopening.last_img read more

Sherwin Moore: `A consummate professional signing off on a rewarding career’

first_imgBy Elroy Stephney AFTER seven years of a clinically rewarding career, the affable and dapper Sherwin Moore has now muted the sound of his trademark whistle.In an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport recently, an emotional Moore conceded that he felt it was the right time to chart a different course despite enjoying every step of the way.“My passion for the game is still burning deep, just as the first day I fell in love with it. I believe though that the time has come for me to step off the field and see what the future holds.”“When I became a FIFA Referee I had some set goals, among them being ranked among CONCACAF’s best. I am happy to say that I have achieved most of those goals based on what time has afforded me,” concluded Moore on calling it a day.Though it was a tough call, Moore acknowledged that a number of factors, including the daily evolving of the game and the rigorous physical requirements were key determinants to walk away. Ironically too, his attraction towards refereeing was awkward, and with a smile he reminisced that “it was by mere coincidence that I was told to attend a course that couldn’t gather enough participants back in 2006”.With precision and a great deal of commitment though, he became studiously engrossed in every aspect of the gruelling task, including his introduction to official duty by Mark Young. He didn’t regret the baptism and made quite an indelible mark in Guyana, the Caribbean and further afield..Former FIFA referee Sherwin MooreHis greatest joy came from meeting, interacting and creating lasting friendships, memories of which he is to cherish both locally and internationally. A round-table discussion with Pierluigi Collina, widely regarded as one of the all-time refereeing greats, was a defining moment for Moore.Such inspiration and intellectual grasp would then propel Moore to seamlessly and successfully officiate in Russia, the Caribbean, Latin America as well as North and South America.His exemplary skill, application of the laws, decisive rule and fitness were the hall-marks of his career. The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in recognition of his outstanding ability had nominated him to FIFA for seven consecutive years so that he was always up for selection.He was also favourably and fittingly recognised by CONCACAF and CFU to officiate in high-profile matches. Among them were the Pan American Games in Canada 2015, Olympic Qualifiers (Under-23) in Brazil 2016, CONCACAF Champions League matches from 2013 to 2018, World Cup Qualifying matches in Russia 2018 and CFU Caribbean Cup Groups and Finals, among others.At the time of his retirement, he was ranked as a Tier 3 Referee and among the top 30 in the Region. His exemplary performance on the field accorded him the honour of being the recipient of the Male Referee-of-the-Year Award by the Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC) in 2016.He also had the distinct privilege of attending a number of CONCACAF courses that enabled him to remain on top of his game. Conversely, he accepted that being a ‘part-timer’ as a referee due to his Engineering career meant that focussing consistently on the game was a challenge especially since he had to compete for tournaments against full-time professional referees, particularly from the USA and Mexico.“The year 2019 definitely did not go down according to script and so this can be seen as a low point for me,” he conceded. “Notwithstanding, I am certainly open to sharing the knowledge I have acquired over the years as it relates to training regimen, law interpretation, analysis of match incidents and explanation and interpretation of law changes”.“Refereeing is a technical skill that needs careful nurturing and teaching which was badly lacking locally and to a degree still is,” he reflected. Moore formerly hailed from Devonshire Castle on the Essequibo Coast. He is married to Coretta Moore and has two adorable children; his family he attributes as being his greatest supporters.He has since expressed gratitude and thanks to GFF, CONCACAF, CFU, GFRC and the wider football fraternity for their continuous and affectionate support during what he described as a rewarding and enjoyable career.Not yet finished, Moore encourages young, football-passionate persons to join refereeing and embark on a journey that will be pleasantly unforgettable, as it has been for the elegantly consummate professional.last_img read more

Gbinije, Cooney, Patterson see time at point guard to back up Ennis

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Trevor Cooney didn’t get much time at point guard during Syracuse’s 93-65 win against Binghamton, but with Tyler Ennis in foul trouble the Orange needed to try some different players in that spot.Michael Gbinije got his usual run, but Cooney and freshman Ron Patterson each got a handful of possessions at point guard during the first half of SU’s win in the Carrier Dome.“In case Tyler ever dies or is incapacitated,” Boeheim said, “we’ll use one of those guys.”Ennis spent the majority of the first half on the bench with a pair of fouls, which opened up opportunities for some of the other guards in No. 4 Syracuse’s rotation. Gbinije matched forward Jerami Grant for a game-high five assists and turned the ball over just once. Cooney and Patterson each handed out a pair of assists and shared a backcourt for much of the first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBecause the Orange was pressing, Cooney’s reps in a half-court offense were limited, but he was still glad to get a chance in a game situation.“I do it in practice a lot, but it was good to get some game reps today,” Cooney said. “It’s something that we work on just in case Tyler gets in foul trouble, or is tired or anything, but I’ve got to be ready to bring the ball up.”With his tenacious defense and knockdown shooting ability, Cooney has a pair of valuable tools to offer SU. An improved handle would give Ennis a press-break partner and give Cooney a more diverse array of scoring methods.“Teams are going to pressure us,” Ennis said. “It’s going to be critical for him to handle the ball at some point.”During the second half, Cooney put the ball on the floor in the right corner and darted to the basket. He dumped a pass off to Grant, who was cutting down the lane, and the forward flushed home an easy dunk.Ennis had just three assists on Saturday, but Syracuse still totaled 24. Even with the primary distributor off the floor, the Orange found others capable of facilitating.Patterson’s role as a point guard will likely only surface in emergency situations. Cooney’s opportunities may be limited, too, but he will find himself in spots where he needs to handle the ball.Saturday, though, gave SU a primer and template for how to play without the only true point guard on the roster.“I think they’re getting a little bit more comfortable with it as the season goes on,” Ennis said. “You never know when something like that’s going to happen. “They’re going to have a chance to dribble the ball.” Commentslast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 80-67 win against Texas Southern

first_img Published on December 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Syracuse (10-3) beat Texas Southern (1-10), 80-67,  in the Carrier Dome on Sunday, finishing off its nonconference slate.Here are three quick observations from the game.Lock the back doorIn the first half, Texas Southern abused Syracuse on back-door cuts with forward Derrick Griffin. He hovered around the paint until a guard launched a pass from the 3-point line on the opposite side of the net, or he drove to the net, pulling up Syracuse’s center, and float a shorter pass.Griffin finished the first half with 11 points, 10 of which came on alley-oops.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Tigers tried to go back to the alley-oops in the second half. Griffin was open on a few, but bad passes ruined the opportunities Texas Southern had.Hold onto the ballSyracuse’s saving grace — in a game that was closer than it would have liked — was the Orange’s ball security and Texas Southern’s lack thereof.  The Orange committed a season-low five turnovers on the day and turned 14 steals into 18 points. Syracuse’s previous low in turnovers was six in its Dec. 13 game against St. John’s.In the first half alone, SU picked up 10 steals, which led to 12 points.Second-half surgeDajuan Coleman went to the locker room at halftime with zero rebounds to his name and four points. He had been getting beat on the back-door cuts from Griffin and was having a tough time converting inside, one of his two buckets coming on a jump shot.But in the second half, Coleman ripped rebounds down and was able to convert on second-chance baskets and get to the foul line. He tied a career-high with 14 points and tacked on seven rebounds. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more