In Egypt, priest and family narrowly escape attack

first_imgIn Egypt, priest and family narrowly escape attack An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican priest and his family narrowly escaped harm the morning of Aug. 14 after a mob armed with rocks and petrol bombs were kept out of a church building by steel window bars.The Rev. Ehab Ayoub, his family, a lay minister and a guard were trapped in St. Saviour’s Church, Suez, for hours while pro- Mohamed Mursi supporters were attacking the building.Speaking from the Diocese of Egypt’s head office, the Rev. Drew Schmotzer, bishop’s chaplain, told ACNS, “They [the attackers] tried to get through the windows, but our steel bars prevented it, thanks be to God.“Eventually, the army came with tanks and personnel and after a long morning, the family are now out of the church and in a safe place.”The attack on the church came to light after the Most. Rev. Mouneer Anis, bishop of Egypt and president bishop of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, posted an appeal for prayer on the diocesan website.“As I write these words, our St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in Suez is under heavy attack from those who support former President Mursi,” he wrote. “They…have destroyed the car of Rev. Ehab Ayoub, the priest-in-charge of St. Saviour’s Church.“I am also aware that there are attacks on other Orthodox churches in Menyia and Suhag in Upper Egypt, as well as a Catholic church in Suez. Some police stations are also under attack in different parts of Egypt. Please pray and ask others to pray for this inflammable situation in Egypt.”The attack on the churches are part of a deteriorating situation in the country that has prompted the presidency to declare a state of emergency. Several people have died in the clashes including, according to reports, the 17-year-old daughter of leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed el-Beltagy. Two news reporters, Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz and Mick Deane, were also killed.Last week a 10-year-old Christian girl was shot dead on the way home from church. The growing threat to Christians of all denominations in the country is causing concern not only in Egypt but also around the world. Recently, General Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the U.K. released a statement in which he called for urgent action to protect Christians in Egypt.Schmotzer echoed Anis’s call for Christians everywhere to remember the situation in Egypt at this time: “We don’t know what will happen to the [St. Saviour’s] church, and we don’t know what will happen here in Egypt as in many places there is violence. Please continue to pray!” Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC By ACNS staffPosted Aug 15, 2013 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Middle East Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Episcopal Church in South Carolina welcomes new provisional bishop

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA House of Bishops, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Comments (5) Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL South Carolina September 15, 2016 at 10:35 am Greetings Doug: May I suggest you visit this page from a blog by Dr. Caldwell, “The Ups and Downs of an Old Diocese”, August 24, 2016. With official statistical data from the two post-schism dioceses, he compares the effects of the 2012 break on each in terms of membership and income: http://episcopalschismsc.blogspot.com/2016_08_01_archive.html Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Selena Smith says: Comments are closed. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Doug Desper says: James Clement says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 September 15, 2016 at 1:18 pm I understand Doug. With regard to the ECSC, I personally believe that cheap grace does not exist amongst a people dedicated to reorganizing a diocese that has been torn asunder by schismatic forces. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Clergy gather before the altar for the investiture of Bishop Skip Adams, left, on Sept. 10. With him are (left to right) Bishop Dean E. Wolfe, vice president of the House of Bishops and bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas; Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, the outgoing provisional bishop of the diocese; the Very Rev. Michael Wright, dean of Grace Church Cathedral; and Bishop J. Michael Garrison, retired 10th bishop of the Diocese of Western New York. Photo: The Episcopal Church in South Carolina[The Episcopal Church in South Carolina press release] The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. “Skip” Adams III was elected by acclamation and invested as the provisional bishop for The Episcopal Church in South Carolina on Sept. 10.“We are going to continue to look out, and to look beyond, and to trust whatever the future holds, because we know that future is held by God,” Adams told Episcopalians from across eastern South Carolina who gathered at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston.Adams is the successor to Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, who led the diocese for 3-1/2 years as Provisional Bishop, guiding it through a period of reorganization after a group of churches and individuals announced they were breaking away from the Church in 2012.Adams is the successor to Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg, who led the diocese for 3.5 years as provisional bishop, guiding it through a period of reorganization after a group of churches and individuals announced they were breaking away from the church in 2012.Adams officially retires in October after serving 15 years as the 10th bishop of Central New York. Meanwhile, he has taken up residence in Charleston and begun his new duties as provisional bishop. He and his wife, Bonnie, were welcomed by more than 200 people at a reception the evening of Sept. 9 at Church of the Holy Communion in Charleston. (View photos of the reception)Following the usual procedure for provisional bishops, Adams was the only nominee put forward at the special convention of the diocese on Sept. 10, which was called to order by VonRosenberg. (View a photo album of the Special Convention and liturgy)The Rev. Jean McGraw, president of the Standing Committee, said Adams was the unanimous choice of the committee, who she said “saw Bishop Adams as a spiritual leader, a man of prayer, and open to the Holy Spirit. He exuded a peaceful, calm demeanor, and much inner strength.”The election was followed by a festive celebration of Holy Eucharist and an investiture liturgy. (Video of the service is here.)Preaching and presiding at the service was the Rt. Rev. Dean E. Wolfe, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas. As vice president of the House of Bishops, he led the investiture on behalf of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. He also brought words of encouragement for the reorganized diocese, which now includes 31 congregations and some 7,000 members.“You know, you all are my heroes. You’re the people who get up early and stay up late to be The Episcopal Church in South Carolina,” Wolfe said in his sermon (text and video here).“This is a place where your deep faith has been challenged and your strongest loyalties have been questioned,” Wolfe said.  “…You picked up your cross and followed Christ.”Later in the service, Adams was formally seated in the cathedral by Dean Michael Wright. He then offered a tribute to VonRosenberg and his wife Annie.“I am very clear that I could not be here celebrating with all of you without huge amounts of work being done… we wouldn’t be here without them,” Adams said.He also thanked the people of the diocese for the welcome that he and Bonnie have received.  “There is nothing greater than experiencing the love of God through God’s people,” he said.“Anywhere that I have ever served in my 36 years of ordained ministry, Bonnie and I have fallen in love and we have been loved. And we look forward to falling in love with you.”As a concluding reflection, Bishop Adams offered an image from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky: “Never skate to where the puck is. Always skate to where the puck is going.”“I know that’s not a perfect science – it’s not always clear where the puck is going,” Adams said. “But I trust the Holy Spirit to lead us to where that puck is going… and that’s where we will go.” Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY September 14, 2016 at 12:47 pm I tried but cannot find their diocesan Parochial Report for last year. Is it available? It would be helpful to know what constitutes the diocese and what performance has occurred. 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Hopefully everyone knows that what really matters is the Average Sunday Attendance ( who cares about showing up – whether the Lord’s Day is the Lord’s or not). Church-wide stats show that we are not mustering half (about 47%) of members each week, and probably significant numbers of those attend only once a month. Nearly every church has uncommitted names on the books and the heartbeat of attendance tells quite a lot. Ultimately – if not soon – the viability of being a church or a diocese will have to be considered for this situation among others. Some people say that the wave of now and the future is people who identify with a church but have loose connections and that once/twice a month attendance should be tolerated as the new norm. If that is the case look next to the Christian Education/Christian training stats in each church and one can see the old saying in full blossom: “As goes the Sunday School so goes the Church.” For some reason Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s observations about cheap grace are coming to mind. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH last_img read more

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TV crew beaten up outside house party for celebrity

first_img News Organisation ChileAmericas July 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information ChileAmericas News November 26, 2019 Find out more News Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder News to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Reporters Without Borders is outraged by an attack on Helen Ahumada, Diego Parraguirre (photo) and Edmundo Espinoza of Chilevisión in Santiago on 26 November when they went to a house where a private party for a celebrity was taking place and they were badly beaten outside by three of the guests. November 11, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world Reporters Without Borders today condemned an attack on a Chilevisión TV crew that went to a private house party in Santiago on 26 November in the hope of filming a celebrity participant and was severely beaten by guests outside the house. “It is very important that those responsible for this gratuitous and violent attack should be punished in order to show that they are not ‘untouchable,’ as they claimed,” the press freedom organisation said.“In view of the death threats against these journalists and the violence used against them, we call on the authorities to take whatever measures are necessary to protect Chilevisión’s staff,” Reporters Without Borders added.The three-member crew consisting of reporter Helen Ahumada, cameraman Diego Parraguirre and driver Edmundo Espinoza had gone to a private house where a birthday party was being held for Giovanni Ananías, a former boyfriend of Chilean top model Quenita Larraín, who they were hoping to film.Parraguirre said a man called ‘Vincent’ came out and asked them to leave. When they refused, he insulted them and threatened them, saying: “If you don’t leave, I will kill you, I will put a bullet in you and nothing will happen to me because I am untouchable, I am more influential than Pinochet and I will vomit on your lousy TV station.”Two vehicles then blocked the street where the TV crew was located. Two men got out of the vehicles and joined ‘Vincent,’ and then all three of them began to beat up the crew members. The crew finally managed to get into its car and started to drive away. At this point, ‘Vincent’ threw a large stone that smashed the rear window of the crew’s car and hit Parraguirre’s arm.The beating left Parraguirre with a cut eyebrow that needed three stiches, while Ahumada sustained bruising to a hip and both legs. They have filed a complaint. Follow the news on Chile Receive email alerts November 29, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV crew beaten up outside house party for celebritylast_img read more

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Woman’s Civic League Honors 8th Grade Girls from All 7 Pasadena Unified School District’s Middle Schools

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Education Woman’s Civic League Honors 8th Grade Girls from All 7 Pasadena Unified School District’s Middle Schools Story and Photography by SANDRA GRINELL Published on Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 8:53 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Community Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff L-R: Ariadna Galeana, Blair I.B. Magnet School; Anaiah Allen, Sierra Madre Upper Campus; Breana Ballestar, Washington Middle School; Nathalia Galvans, Elliot Middle School; Devon Walters, John Marshall Fundamental School; Jazzmin Raygoza, McKinley K-8 School; Jacklin Marinero, Wilson I.B. Magnet School. Photo credit: S. GrinellThe Womans Civic League of Pasadena’s annual awards luncheon held on May 2, 2016 at the Womans City Club of Pasadena to honor 8th grade girls from all 7 of the Pasadena Unified School District’s Middle Schools is the highlight of the WCL calendar year. At this time the club members honor and recognize young ladies who have shown tremendous growth and tenacity during their middle school years, often facing family or academic struggles.While lots of awards are presented at this time of year to outstanding scholars and athletes, this award goes deep into the character of the student. Civic League members believe that these young ladies are well on their way to a successful disciplined high school career, and were happy this year to help launch that with a certificate, a $100 gift card from Target and a bag of goodies presented as a lovely centerpiece on each table.Visit the WCL website at www.wclpasadena.org 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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State Lifts Water Restrictions, But Pasadena Says Water Conservation is the New Way of Life

first_imgGovernment State Lifts Water Restrictions, But Pasadena Says Water Conservation is the New Way of Life Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 1:14 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena will continue to conserve water even after the state has lifted water use restrictions effective on June 1 in connection with the California drought.The lifting of restrictions as voted on by the State Water Resources Control Board means Pasadena no longer needs to adhere to a 26 percent conservation target, but still has to set its own target through a state-mandated reliability stress test and tell the state how much it believes needs to be conserved locally.“By the 22nd of next month, we need to run our water scenario through this state-prescribed formula and to tell the state how much water Pasadena needs to continue conserving for the next three years,” Wendy De Leon, Customer Relations Manager at Pasadena Water and Power, said Tuesday. “We haven’t run those numbers yet; we’re waiting on some information from our water supplier, the Metropolitan Water District. When we run the figures through this analysis, we are going to send the state our recommendations.”Pasadena sources about 60 percent of its water supply from the MWD of Southern California, which imports water from Northern California through the State Water Project and from the Colorado River Aqueduct. About 45 percent of Southern California’s water supply comes from these two sources, and local sources make up the difference.De Leon says PWP does not advise residents to go ahead and start watering their lawns and filling their garden ponds and swimming pools following the lifting of restrictions, but rather consider water conservation as a way of life.“What we expect is for our community to continue to conserve, and it’s been doing a great job,” De Leon said. “We’ve had permanent water use restrictions since 2009 and we just want the community to continue this way of life, and conserving water is really a big component of that.”On May 18, the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) voted to abandon the water conservation formula, and adopted a statewide water conservation approach that replaces the percentage reduction-based water conservation standard with a localized “stress test” approach. The new approach mandates urban water suppliers to act now to ensure at least a three year supply of water to their customers under drought conditions.The newly adopted emergency regulation, according to the state water board, will replace the February 2 emergency water conservation regulation that set specific water conservation benchmarks at the state level for each urban water supplier. The adopted regulation will be in effect through January 2017.Like a few other scientists and experts, Jay Famiglletti, Senior Water Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, believes the state should not relax its attention to water conservation and should look at the drought’s impact in California as a long-term problem that needs a long-term solution.“California’s drought conditions remain quite severe,” Famiglletti said. “The state did receive average amounts of rainfall last winter, but only in its northern half. The result is that the state remains about 12 trillion gallons below ‘normal’ water storage conditions. Satisfying this deficit will require three to four more years of above-average precipitation over the next several rainy seasons.”Famiglletti believes a regional approach to water conservation is a good compromise where some Californians can benefit from last winter’s rains, but water supply managers should address the need for more efficient water use especially in farming.“Our short-term actions are less important than our long-term plan,” he said. “We need to address the reality that agriculture at its current scale in California is unsustainable. Consequently we need a plan for drastically increased water efficiencies in farming. Innovations in water pricing, in sewage recycling, in desalination will be a great help in metropolitan regions.”For the politicians, Famiglletti’s message would be for them to make water issues a key component of their election platforms, and to get educated about major water issues facing California.For the public, his message is for them to continue conserving water.“Keep up the great job conserving water,” Famiglletti says. “Use the power of your vote to demand that elected officials are water aware.”As a reminder, Pasadena is still on a Level 2 Shortage Plan under City Ordinance Chapter 13.10, which became effective on June 1, 2015.The plan limits outdoor watering to two days per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays from April 1 through Oct 31, and one day per week on Saturdays from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.The plan also prohibits watering between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., requires water leaks to be fixed within 48 hours, and prohibits the filling of ornamental lakes and ponds.last_img read more

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Evolve Biologics® Completes Phase III Adult and Pediatric Trials for PlasmaCap™ IG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin)

first_img MISSISSAUGA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Evolve Biologics Inc. (“Evolve”), an innovative plasma-derived therapeutics company, today announced that it has successfully completed its adult and pediatric Phase III clinical trial of PlasmaCap IG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin or “IVIG”), conducted at 12 study centers across the U.S. and Canada. PlasmaCap IG is an investigational IVIG replacement therapy for adult and pediatric patients with primary immune deficiency disease (“PIDD”). The trial assessed the efficacy of PlasmaCap IG by determining whether the mean annual acute serious bacterial infection rate for the therapy was statistically significantly lower than one infection per patient per year. PlasmaCap IG utilizes Evolve’s proprietary PlasmaCap EBA technology, which processes plasma more efficiently and reliably than currently available technologies, enabling Evolve to produce more grams of high-quality immunoglobulin (IG) from each liter of plasma. Upon completion of its first commercial facility, which is already in early development, Evolve plans to submit a Biologics License Application (“BLA”) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and Health Canada, which will include data generated from both the adult and pediatric portions of the trial. “This is a very important milestone for Evolve, bringing us another step closer to our mission to revolutionize the global market for plasma-derived therapeutics. PlasmaCap IG is our first product to complete a Phase III clinical trial and targets a large, critical and underserved global market,” said Jim Caggiano, Chief Executive Officer at Evolve. “The successful completion of both adult and pediatric clinical portions of the trial further validates Evolve’s unique PlasmaCap EBA technology. We are eager to bring PlasmaCap IG to market while we continue to develop new plasma-derived therapeutic options for patients with rare diseases.” Gabriel de Alba, Chairman of Evolve and Managing Director and Partner at The Catalyst Capital Group Inc., added, “Over the past years, with hard work and significant investment, we have built a world-class biologics business. In addition to our experienced leadership team and proprietary PlasmaCap EBA technology, the successful completion of Phase III trials for IVIG indicates Evolve’s tremendous potential to bring new sources of plasma-derived therapeutics business to the global market, for the benefit of patients and medical professionals worldwide.” Key findings from the Phase III trial of PlasmaCap IG include:A total of 839 infusions were administered to 48 adults age 20-70 years (median 51.0 years) and 15 children age 2-16 years (median 9.0 years).There were no acute serious bacterial infections, meeting the primary study endpoint of <1 acute serious bacterial infection per patient-year.The trial also met all of its secondary efficacy and safety endpoints including the following: − Quality of life measures comprising days absent from work or school due to an infection, hospitalization due to infection and febrile days>38.5°C were all low. − More than 98% of the infusions were completed without discontinuation or interruption, and 97% of all treatment-related adverse events reported were mild or moderate; the most common treatment-related adverse events were headache, fatigue and nausea. − No subject experienced a treatment-related serious adverse event, hemolysis, thromboembolism or renal failure. Evolve also announced that the Clinical Immunology Society (CIS) has accepted the abstract “Efficacy and Safety of PlasmaCap IG, A New 10% Intravenous Immunoglobulin Manufactured Using an Innovative Chromatography Process, in Adults and Children with Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders” for poster presentation at the CIS Annual Meeting in April 2021. The poster will provide an overview of the key methods, results, and conclusions from the PlasmaCap IG Phase III trial. “With the completed PlasmaCap IG trial in both adults and children meeting the primary and secondary endpoints, I look forward to the addition of this important new entrant into the immunoglobulin marketplace,” said Richard L. Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Medical City Children’s Hospital (Dallas, Texas) and lead investigator of the study. “Primary immunodeficiency patients, who depend on the availability of life-saving immunoglobulin replacement therapy, will be well served by the addition of this high-quality immunoglobulin product, which will increase their treatment options. Augmenting the long-term supply of immunoglobulin is critically important, as seen during the pandemic when there have been challenges to maintaining adequate product to meet patient’s needs.” About PlasmaCap EBA ® PlasmaCap EBA is an innovative technology for efficient capture of plasma proteins at high yields and purities from human blood plasma. The technology uses proprietary affinity adsorbents in expanded bed adsorption (EBA) chromatography to capture plasma proteins directly from plasma or fractionated plasma materials without the use of precipitating solvents such as ethanol. Through substantial development efforts, PlasmaCap EBA ® has been able to demonstrate significant capture yields for major therapeutic plasma proteins. About Evolve Biologics ® Inc. Evolve Biologics Inc. is a leader in the development and commercialization of plasma-derived therapeutics, using its proprietary PlasmaCap EBA purification technology to more efficiently and effectively meet growing global patient demand for these life-saving products. The Company is currently in the process of commercializing an exciting and innovative portfolio of product candidates, including IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) and Albumin (human serum albumin), both of which are in advanced stages of regulatory approval in the US (FDA) and Canada (Health Canada). The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please visit: www.evolvebiologics.com. Evolve Biologics ® and PlasmaCap EBA ® are registered trademarks of Evolve Biologics Inc. Copyright © 2021 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005454/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA: Gagnier Communications Jeffrey Mathews / Dan Gagnier +1-646-569-5711 [email protected] KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH CLINICAL TRIALS RESEARCH SCIENCE PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Evolve Biologics Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005454/en Evolve Biologics® Completes Phase III Adult and Pediatric Trials for PlasmaCap™ IG (Intravenous Immunoglobulin) TAGS  Previous articleGreat Northern Hydroponics Projects CA$150,000 in Annual Savings After Fluence LED ImplementationNext articleNextGen Healthcare Powers 1 Million Telehealth Visits in 2020 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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[Death Sentence To Acquittal] Madras HC Acquits Prime Accused Chinnasamy in 2016 Udumalpet Honour Killing Case: [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates[Death Sentence To Acquittal] Madras HC Acquits Prime Accused Chinnasamy in 2016 Udumalpet Honour Killing Case: [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Jun 2020 6:52 AMShare This – xThe Madras High Court has set aside the order of conviction passed by the Principal District and Sessions Court, Tiruppur, against B. Chinnasamy, the prime accused in the 2016 ‘Udumalpet’ Shankar murder case, and has ordered that he be released from custody forthwith. Chinnasamy (A1) was the prime suspect in the honor killing of Shankar, an engineering student belonging to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Madras High Court has set aside the order of conviction passed by the Principal District and Sessions Court, Tiruppur, against B. Chinnasamy, the prime accused in the 2016 ‘Udumalpet’ Shankar murder case, and has ordered that he be released from custody forthwith. Chinnasamy (A1) was the prime suspect in the honor killing of Shankar, an engineering student belonging to the Scheduled Caste [SC] Community, who married Chinnasamy’s daughter, C. Kowsalya. Allegedly, 7 individuals, at the directions of Chinnasamy, brutally attacked on the couple near a bus stand in Udumalpet and slashed them with knives. Though the alleged instigator’s daughter Kowsalya survived the attack, Shankar died. Finding Chinnasamy guilty of criminal conspiracy and Murder, and other relevant provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, the Trial Court had sentenced him to death in December 2017. By way of a 327-page judgment, the HC bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and M. Nirmal Kumar on Monday, acquitted Chinnasamy of all charges, including that of criminal conspiracy, and set aside the death sentence. “The CRIMINAL APPEAL IS ALLOWED and the appellant/A1 is acquitted of all charges and the conviction and sentence imposed against the appellant/A1 by the learned Principal District and Sessions Judge, Tirupur, in SC.No.19 of 2016 dated 12.12.2017, for the offences under Sections 120[B], 302 r/w 120[B] r/w 109 IPC, 307 r/w 120[B] r/w 109 of IPC and under Sections 3[2][Va] of SC/St [POA] Amendment Act, 2015 are set aside and he is acquitted of all charges levelled against him,” the Order states. The court has further ordered that fine amount, if any, appropriated by the State as ordered by the Trial Court, shall be refunded to Chinnasamy. The order has been passed in an appeal preferred by six of the eleven accused, who were convicted by the Trial Court. As regards the appeals filed by A4-Jagatheesan, A5-Manikandan, A6-Selvakumar, A7- Kalaithamilvaanan and A8-Mathan, who were convicted for Murder, for slashing the deceased, the High Court has modified the order of life sentence. It has been ordered that the convicts will undergo a rigorous life term, with 25 years without any right for remission. “Conviction u/s.302 of IPC and the fine amount are confirmed. However, sentence of death awarded is modified and he is sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for life with a direction that he should serve minimum period of 25 years of imprisonment, during which, he will not be entitled to any statutory remission or commutation,” the order states. “A4 to A8, who are in the Central Prison, Coimbatore, shall undergo the modified sentence now ordered by this Court. The period of incarceration undergone by them during investigation, trial and post conviction, shall be given set-off under Section 428 of CrPC,” the court further clarified. The bench also confirmed the acquittal of Chinnasamy’s wife, C. Annalakshmi and her brother P. Pandidurai from the case, in appeal against acquittal prefrred by the State. Inter alia, acquittal of Prasanna, who was allegedly a part of the unlawful assembly and was waiting on a motor cycle to facilitate the escaping of the assailants, is also upheld. Further, the court has set aside the order of conviction passed against Dhanraj (A9), who allegedly was standing nearby, was a member of the unlawful assembly and took steps to prevent the deceased from escaping from the attack. The court has also set aside the order of conviction against Manikandan (A11), accused of harbouring the assailants, by giving them accommodation in his house and facilitating their abscondence. “Since this Court had acquitted A1, A9 and A11 of all the charges leveled against them, they are directed to be released forth with unless their presence/custody is required in connection with any other case/proceedings,” the court ordered.Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Water outages in Letterkenny and Ballybofey

first_img Water outages in Letterkenny and Ballybofey Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Water supplies in Letterkenny have been impacted as a result of a burst water main.Irish Water say customers along High Road area of Letterkenny may be affected, and traffic management measures are in place while the burst is dealt with.It is expected that the repairs will be completed by 3.00pm today.Meanwhile, in Ballybofey, supplies have been impacted as a result of essential investigation works, with customers in the Goland, Meenglass area of Ballybofey may be affected by low pressure in this area.It is expected the works will be completed by 5.00pm today. Pinterest Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – June 4, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleInvestigation launched after outdoor furniture destroyed in local parkNext articleThree men arrested after NI’s “biggest ever” drugs seizure News Highland Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/14/21

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 5, NY Yankees 4Boston 3, Minnesota 2Kansas City 6, LA Angels 1Boston 7, Minnesota 1Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1Chi White Sox 8, Cleveland 0Detroit 6, Houston 4Seattle at Baltimore (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 6, St. Louis 0Milwaukee 7, Chi Cubs 0San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 0NY Mets 5, Philadelphia 1Pittsburgh 5, San Diego 1Miami 6, Atlanta 5LA. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee 130, Minnesota 105Cleveland 103, Charlotte 90Philadelphia 123, Brooklyn 117Toronto 117, San Antonio 112New York 116, New Orleans 106Orlando 115, Chicago 106LA Clippers 100, Detroit 98Golden State 147, Oklahoma City 109Indiana 132, Houston 124Dallas 114, Memphis 113Denver 123, Miami 106Washington 123, Sacramento 111NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEMinnesota 5, Arizona 2Winnipeg 3, Ottawa 2Calgary 4, Montreal 1Colorado 4, St. Louis 3Vegas 6, Los Angeles 2Anaheim 4, San Jose 1Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. April 15, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/14/21 Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

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QUIZON, NEMENCIA B. (nee: Ballesteros)

first_img82, of Bayonne, passed away on November 17, 2017, at Bayonne Medical Center with her family by her side. Born in Penaranda, Philippines, Nemencia immigrated to the United States in 2006 and has resided in Bayonne for the past 9 years. She was a homemaker who treasured her family. Nemencia was predeceased by her husband Porfirio E. Quizon; her parents, Juan and Juana (nee: Francisco) Ballesteros; and 3 brothers, Artemio, Rufino, and Raymundo Ballesteros. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Maria Allen Q. Estiler and her husband Rhomzaar Q. Estiler and Estelita Q. Nape and her husband Jesus, her sons, Rolondo B., Porfirio B., Francisco B., and Eduardo B. Quizon, 1 sister Gertrudes B. Itchon, 1 brother Salvador Ballesteros, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

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