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first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Fue como el regalo de cumpleaños que me hice a mí misma”.Ella se unió al Partido Republicano“Eso era cuando era el partido de Lincoln, querida, y en el Sur estaba compuesto mayoritariamente de negros”, dice. “El trato era que los negros y los blancos votarían por los candidatos nacionales republicanos, pero los negros tenían que votar por los demócratas en las candidaturas locales”.Ella cuenta que bajo la maquinaria política de Edward Hull Crump (apodado “Boss” o “Jefe”) “acostumbraban a sacar presos, ponerlos en un autobús y llevarlos a los colegios electorales y votaban todos los muertos. Esto básicamente sólo sucedía en los precintos negros. Votarían por quienes les dijeran que votaran”.“Había un grupo de blancos republicanos que quisimos romper esa maquinaria”, dijo Jones. “Esencialmente, establecimos un sistema bipartidista”.Su participación en el movimiento de los derechos civiles comenzó después que el Rdo. Martin Luther King Jr. fue asesinado en el Motel Lorraine en 1968 luego de visitar Memphis para apoyar una huelga de obreros afroamericanos empleados en la recogida de basura.“Inmediatamente después del asesinato del Dr. King, allí se produjo una conmoción bastante seria” recuerda ella. Un día, se invitó a almorzar con alguien de la sede del Partido Republicano que estaba reunido con Jocelyn Wurzburg, una judía que intentaba establecer un capítulo local del Panel de Mujeres Americanas [Panel of American Women] organización dedicada a crear conciencia del prejuicio, el racismo y la discriminación.Jones se incorporó a este empeño. Integrada al panel de mujeres judías, católicas, afroamericanas y blancas protestantes- habló asociaciones de padres y maestros, en iglesias y en agrupaciones cívicas “por toda la ciudad”.“Lo acordado era hablar acerca de los prejuicios raciales y de lo dañinos que eran” explicó ella. “Fuimos muy bien recibidas en la mayoría de los lugares”.Por supuesto, hubo una vez en que estaba sentada al lado de un hombre en un avión con destino a Atlanta. Y al preguntarle a qué se dedicaba, Jones le dijo que pronunciaba discursos sobre “qué gran país era éste y lo maravillosa que era la democracia”.El hombre era el presidente del Consejo de Clubes Cívicos de Bluff City. Creyó que el Panel de Mujeres Americanas sonaba patriótico y las invitó a hablar.El Consejo, cuenta Jones, “era lo más cercano al Consejo del Ciudadano Blanco que uno habría encontrado en Memphis. Yo lo sabía”.“No fuimos bien recibidas, pero resultó divertido. Lo peor fueron los auxiliares del alguacil sentados al fondo y haciendo comentarios desagradables. Ellos no fueron amables, especialmente cuando vieron a una afroamericana entrar con nosotras”.Con mucha frecuencia cuando las miembros del Panel hablaban en alguna parte, contaba ella “las personas del público nunca habían visto a una mujer negra y a una blanca interviniendo como iguales y siendo más o menos de clase media y todo lo demás”. Si bien no podrían haber influido en el consejo de Bluff City, dice, “creo que marcamos una diferencia en otras organizaciones”.Entre tanto, los obreros de la recogida de basura de Memphis estaban preparándose para ir de nuevo a la huelga porque el municipio no reconocía al sindicato. Jones y Wurzburg organizaron un recorrido en autobús para que la gente pudiera ver cómo vivían esos obreros. Se apareció tanta gente que tuvieron que alquilar un segundo autobús.La mayoría de los participantes eran mujeres “blancas, republicanas y preocupadas [por la situación]”, contaba Jones. “No querían ver que la ciudad cayera en el caos en que se había visto inmersa el año antes” cuando mataron a King.El día después del recorrido, las mujeres visitaron el ayuntamiento para reunirse con el alcalde y el concejo municipal. “Vine a terminar como una especie de portavoz del asunto… Lo que hicimos fue redefinir el problema. Dijimos: No se trata sólo de un problema de obreros y patronos. Este es un problema de hambre, pobreza y racismo”.“¿Sabes qué? Nos escucharon. Escucharon con mucha atención. Al sindicato lo reconocieron casi inmediatamente, y no tuvimos otra huelga”.Pero no todo el mundo quedó complacido. Los teléfonos de ellas “sonaban sin cesar con llamadas ofensivas”, contaba Jones. “No podía dejar que mis hijos respondieran el teléfono, así de horrible era… Fue entonces que el Partido Republicano me echó, al menos como funcionaria” (Ella ahora es demócrata).Luego, se enfrentaron a la política de la junta de educación de Memphis de no solicitar fondos federales para almuerzos gratuitos de los escolares pobres. “No querían que el gobierno federal se inmiscuyera en sus asuntos. Ese era su argumento”, contó ella.Antes de la siguiente elección de la junta de educación, ella visitó todas las escuelas negras de la localidad, situadas “en barriadas pésimas” y registró quiénes podían y quiénes no podían costear el almuerzo. “La norma era, si no puedes comer, tienes que ir y sentarte en la cafetería. ¿Podrás creer eso?”.Ella hizo que un grupo de mujeres la acompañaran a la próxima reunión de la junta de educación, donde presentó sus resultados. “Simplemente les dije que era cruel lo que estaban haciendo, y que no había ninguna razón en el mundo para no dar almuerzos gratuitos en esas escuelas. Ellos votaron enseguida y ese mismo día se obtuvieron los almuerzos gratis”.Eso provocó otra llamada cuando ella llegó a la casa, esta vez era de su padre, que era ultraconservador. “A él no le había gustado lo que yo había estado haciendo en el último año, para decir lo menos”, contó. Yo había estado en las noticias de la 5 de la tarde, y él me dijo: ‘Sabes, nunca entenderé lo que haces ni por qué lo haces, pero en verdad lo estás haciendo bien’. Eso era lo más cercano a un cumplido de su parte”.Al reflexionar sobre estos éxitos, ella comentó: Teníamos algún poder. En 1968, yo había sido mencionada por el periódico local, The Commercial Appeal, como una de las 20 figuras políticas más influyentes del condado. Eso te da un poco de poder”.Cuando [a los políticos] los confrontaba un grupo de mujeres blancas, republicanas y activistas de la política local “sencillamente no podían ignorarlo”. dice ella. “Caramba, esa eran las personas que los ponían en el cargo… Además, resultaba penoso. Las mujeres de mi clase no se suponía que estuvieran haciendo eso. Se suponía que asistiéramos a las reuniones de la liga menor. Eso era lo esperado”.Habría sido diferente si ellas hubieran sido negras o blancas de clase baja, agregó.A lo largo de los años, el activismo de Jones continúo orientado hacia varios problemas, entre ellos la violencia doméstica, y trabajó como terapeuta profesional de matrimonios y familias y como asistente social. En su iglesia episcopal de Memphis, La Gracia-San Lucas [Grace-St. Luke’s], trabaja en el banco de alimentos. En 2009, se contó entre las seis mujeres que recibieron el Premio Leyendas de la Fundación de Mujeres de Memphis por su activismo comunitario.Al reflexionar sobre las relaciones raciales en Memphis, advierte progreso y motivos de preocupación. La mayoría de las escuelas municipales negras están siendo consolidadas con la mayoría de las escuelas blancas del condado, y “a la gente del condado no le gusta eso en lo absoluto”, comentó ella. “Las tensiones son muy altas ahora mismo”.“Lo racial aún sigue dividiendo”, añadió. “Pero… tenemos una clase media negra bastante bien establecida, y la mayoría de los barrios que anteriormente eran sólo de blancos, están integrados, en alguna medida. Yo vivo probablemente en el mejor barrio de la ciudad, creo, y ahora está integrado. No en el 50 por ciento o algo así. Tal vez el 25 por ciento. Eso ya es un gran paso”.—Sharon Sheridan es corresponsal de ENS. Traducido por Vicente Echerri.In English: http://bit.ly/zAyppQ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LAlast_img read more


June 20, 2021 0

Comic Relief Funds Fairtrade in Africa

first_imgComic Relief Funds Fairtrade in Africa Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fairtrade Foundation is being awarded a grant from Comic Relief of £5m over five years for the development of Fairtrade in Africa to support local people in their efforts to achieve sustainable development in their communities.The funding aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty in Africa by supporting more farmers and workers to come into Fairtrade, so improving their social and economic position. Existing Fairtrade producers will also benefit by being able to sell greater volumes into international Fairtrade markets.The Fairtrade Foundation hopes the Comic Relief support for Fairtrade will act as a driver for other funders to get involved by supporting wider investment plans to develop Fairtrade – across Latin America and Asia, as well as Africa. In June a report by the House of Commons International Development Committee recommended that the Department for International Development adopt a much more proactive and strategic approach to Fairtrade. The Foundation is hoping this will result in the government taking a lead nationally and internationally in securing funds for Fairtrade. Advertisement Howard Lake | 27 August 2007 | Newslast_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

On eve of second anniversary of Politkovskaya murder, her son asks journalists not to forget her

first_img Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown October 3, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 On eve of second anniversary of Politkovskaya murder, her son asks journalists not to forget her Follow the news on Belarus June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard, Ilya Politkovskiy, the son of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and Roza Malsagova, the editor of the Ingush news website Ingushetiya.ru, gave a news conference today at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris about the press freedom situation in Russia, especially developments in the Politkovskaya murder case and recent events in the Caucasus.“Dmitri Medvedev’s election as president has brought no improvement in the press freedom situation in Russia. The broadcast media are under the Kremlin’s control and violence against journalists has not decreased” Julliard said, opening the news conference, held three days before the second anniversary of Politkovskaya’s murder in Moscow on 7 October 2006. Organisation BelarusEurope – Central Asia center_img Her son, Politkovskiy, reported that the murder case was transferred yesterday to a military court because one of the defendants is a former member of the Federal Security Service (the ex-KGB). “Our fear now is that the trial will be held behind closed doors,” he said.Politkovskiy insisted that, regardless of what the Russian judicial authorities say, “the case cannot be considered closed because the defendants include neither the person who fired the shots nor the people who were behind my mother’s death.”He asked journalists “not to forget my mother” and voiced his concern that, after the trial, the case will be regarded as closed and the real perpetrators will be left alone. “It is important that the media’s attention does not flag,” he said, adding that the family had brought a complaint before the European Court of Human Rights for “violation of the right to life” (article two of the convention).Malsagova talked about the murder of Ingushetiya.ru’s owner, Magomed Yevloyev, on 31 August. Arrested as he disembarked in Ingushetia from a flight from France, he was found shot in the head a few hours later. Ingush government investigators described his murder as “death through negligence.”“Magomed was the owner of the only website talking about the situation in Ingushetia, about the kidnappings and murders of young men by the special services and the Ingush police,” Malsagova told the news conference. “I take the responsibility of saying that Magomed’s death was an act of revenge by senior Russian and Ingush officials.”Photo Credits : Pierre Payan to go further News May 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard, Ilya Politkovskiy, the son of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and Roza Malsagova, the editor of the Ingush news website Ingushetiya.ru, gave a news conference today at Reporters Without Borders headquarters in Paris. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


June 12, 2021 0

DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 26

first_img Previous articleHung jury in stabbing caseNext articlePermian Basin gains 18 drilling rigs as oil prices rise admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Home Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 26 Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Facebook Twitter Crude Oil: 66.41 (+.63)Nymex MTD AVG: 63.4739.Natural Gas: 3.505 (+.058).Gasoline: 1.9377 (+0.0223).Spreads: March/Apr. (+.17) Apr./May (+.30).Plains WTI Posting: 62.75 (+.75). Pinterest By admin – January 26, 2018 Facebookcenter_img Twitter Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: Jan. 26 Pinterest WhatsApp Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Summer Spaghetti SaladVirgin Coco MojitoFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Ector County JP Pct. 2 candidates going to runoff

first_img Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation WhatsApp Previous articleMan charged following high-speed pursuitNext articleBoard discusses new bond, tax elections admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local NewsGovernment Ector County JP Pct. 2 candidates going to runoff “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to run and bring a diligent jurist to this office,” Stringer said.Gary Dunda took third place in the election, taking 13.23. percent of the vote with 568 votes.“I’m just happy at my age that I was able to run with the young ones,” Dunda said. “And I’ll be supporting Missi.”Election night was still a celebration for Dunda, who took his family to Red Lobster after the results came in, as it fell on his and his wife’s 58th wedding anniversary.Jet Brown had the fourth highest amount of votes at 449, taking 10.46 percent of the vote, followed by Sheryl Jones, who took 9.15 percent of the vote with 393 votes.“I had a great time running,” Jones said. “I wish it would have been closer. May the best person win.”The two with the least amount of votes were Marvin Jennings, with 263 votes and 6.59 percent of the vote, and Steven Westfall, who took 6.01 percent of the vote with 258 votes.Westfall said he was happy that the people of Ector County came out to vote and hopes that whoever wins does their job well.“As long as they do their job, that’s all that matters,” Westfall said. “If they don’t do their job, I’ll be back.”The runoff election for the vacant seat will take place on May 22, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be early voting from May 14 to May 18. Whoever wins the runoff will be the de facto winner of the seat, as they will face no Democratic challenger in the November election.FINAL: Ector County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace GOP race: Mathew Stringer 22.87%, Jet Brown 10.46%, Sheryl Jones 9.15%, Missi Walden 31.70%, Steven Westfall 6.01%, Marvin Jennings 6.59%, Gary Dunda 13.23%All precincts reporting.Check back later for more information. Twitter Ector County Justice of the Peace candidate Matthew Stringer reads early voting results Tuesday night at the Ector County Administration building annex. 1 of 3 Seven candidates entered the race, and after the dust settled, Missi Walden and Matthew Stringer remain standing to face each other in a May runoff election.Walden stands in first place — the unofficial final results show her taking 31.7 percent of the vote with 1,361 votes. Stringer took second place at 22.87 percent of the vote with 982 votes.“Right now, I have the plurality of the votes and I think that’s a good indication, and I’m hoping everyone will look and see that I have the experience and hope they’ll vote for me,” Walden said.Stringer said he was tired and hungry after the results finally came in around 9 p.m. Tuesday night, but was happy with the results and is feeling confident going into the runoff. WhatsApp Ector County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 candidates Gary Dunda and Sheryl Jones read early voting results Tuesday night at the Ector County Administration building annex. Pinterest By admin – March 6, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Top row from left: Steven Westfall, Sheryl Jones, Missi Walden.Bottom row from left: Matthew Stringer, Marvin Jennings, Gary Dunda. Not pictured: Jet Brown. Ector County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 candidates Gary Dunda and Sheryl Jones read early voting results Tuesday night at the Ector County Administration building annex. Facebook Twitter Home Local News Government Ector County JP Pct. 2 candidates going to runoff Virgin Coco MojitoFruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Head-to-Head Study Shows Guardant360 Liquid Biopsy Outperforms Tissue Biopsy for Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness TAGS  Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Pinterest Facebook View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005232/en/ CONTACT: Investor Contact: Carrie Mendivil [email protected] Media Contact: Anna Czene [email protected] Courtney Carroll [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BIOTECHNOLOGY HOSPITALS HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL ONCOLOGY SOURCE: Guardant Health, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 08:05 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 08:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005232/en WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Guardant Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GH). Despite guideline recommendations for comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) of all patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), profiling remains suboptimal due to continued reliance on invasive tissue biopsies for testing. A new study published in JCO Precision Oncology confirms previously reported data showing that the Guardant360 ® liquid biopsy is not only concordant to tissue genotyping, but detects significantly more informative alterations when used prior to tissue testing, and achieves similar treatment response rates and progression-free survival in patients with NSCLC. Publication link here. The prospective study 1 (n=186) compares comprehensive genomic profiling using the Guardant360 liquid biopsy versus standard-of-care tissue genotyping for first-line treatment decisions in advanced NSCLC. Patients with advanced NSCLC received targeted therapies based on the actionable biomarkers identified. Compared to tissue biopsy genotyping at time of diagnoses, the Guardant360 liquid biopsy was not only concordant with tissue biopsy but detected 23.6 percent more informative mutations when used first and before tissue biopsy. The study adds to the growing body of evidence 2-4 demonstrating that using a “blood-first approach” using the Guardant360 test for genomic biomarker detection can identify more actionable biomarkers than a “tissue-first approach”. Importantly, objective response rates and progression-free survival in biomarker-positive patients receiving targeted therapy was similar to previously reported registrational trials. “Despite the ever-growing availability of life-changing targeted drugs for treating patients with advanced lung cancer, many continue to be treated with chemotherapy or immunotherapy because first-line treatments are made without conducting comprehensive genotyping first,” said the Principal Investigator of this study Dr. Rafael Rossell, Chief Medical Officer and President of the Dr. Rosell Oncology Institute. “This publication outlines further evidence that the Guardant Health liquid biopsy is very effective in uncovering actionable genomic alterations, overcomes the challenges of tissue biopsies, and helps clinicians more easily customize treatments to improve the prognosis and survival of their patients.” Numerous clinical studies show that patients receiving targeted or personalized treatments have improved progression-free survival and higher overall response rates compared to chemotherapy or immunotherapy. 5-11 Various factors contribute to clinical adoption of personalized medicine lagging behind recommended medical guidelines, including insufficient tissue for biopsy, which is the case for as many as 30 percent of solid cancer patients. 12-14 “Once again, the data show that our blood-first approach using our Guardant360 liquid biopsy has the advantage of increasing the number of patients receiving potentially life-changing targeted treatments without compromising treatment efficacy,” said Helmy Eltoukhy, Guardant Health CEO. “Sadly, research indicates that approximately 80 percent of advanced lung cancer patients do not receive comprehensive genotyping before starting treatment. I hope that with the recent FDA approval of our Guardant360 CDx liquid biopsy test, more clinicians will feel confident making the shift to liquid biopsies so we can reverse the serious trend of undergenotyping that exists today.” About Guardant Health Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform leverages capabilities to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum. Guardant Health has launched liquid biopsy-based Guardant360 ®, Guardant360 CDx, and GuardantOMNI ® tests for advanced stage cancer patients. These tests fuel development of its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection. Forward-looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws, including statements regarding the potential utilities, values, benefits and advantages of Guardant Health’s liquid biopsy tests or assays, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results and expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and actual outcomes and results could differ materially from these statements due to a number of factors. These and additional risks and uncertainties that could affect Guardant Health’s financial and operating results and cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release include those discussed under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operation” and elsewhere in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, in its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020, and September 30, 2020, respectively, and in its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Guardant Health as of the date hereof, and Guardant Health disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements provided to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Guardant Health’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. ReferencesPalmero R, Taus A, Viteri S, et al. Biomarker Discovery and Outcomes for Comprehensive Cell-Free Circulating Tumor DNA Versus Standard-of-Care Tissue Testing in Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer. JCO Precision Oncology. 2021;5: 93-102Leighl NB, Page RD, Raymond, VM, et al. 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June 2, 2021 0

FG HQ will select Mc Hugh’s running mate after Ryan withdraws from convention

first_imgJunior Gaeltacht Minister Joe Mc Hugh was the sole candidate chosen by Fine Gael to contest the next general election at the party’s selection convention in Letterkenny this evening.The convention in Letterkenny had two nominations, Minister Mc Hugh and Cllr John Ryan.Cllr Ryan addressed the gathering at the offset and announced he was withdrawing from the race, leaving Minister Mc Hugh the sole candidate. A directive from Party Headquarters was then read to the meeting by Chairman Deputy Frank Feighan, ordering that one candidate be chosen, with a second to be added by HQ at a later date.Minister Mc Hugh was then selected unopposed.Speaking to Highland Radio News, he acknowledged there is a hard contest ahead…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JoeConventionWeb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter By News Highland – September 27, 2015 Pinterest Twitter A recurring theme of the meeting is that Fine Gael is seeking two seats in the next election, and not just one.However, in his speech withdrawing from the race, Cllr John Ryan sounded a more sombre tone, reflecting on the difficult campaign ahead.He said in the 2011 General Election, he secured nearly 5000 votes in a three week campaign, but also noted he did not received full support from everyone in the party, and that the campaign had taken a huge toll on his business and family life.Nonetheless, he said, withdrawing from the race was a difficult decision………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/JohnConventionWeb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook FG HQ will select Mc Hugh’s running mate after Ryan withdraws from convention Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleSlaughtneil and Coleraine to battle for Derry titleNext articleSt. Eunan’s win Junior B title – but Junior A decider needs replay News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebooklast_img read more


May 27, 2021 0

Status yellow snow-ice warning in place for Donegal from midnight

first_img Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – December 29, 2020 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest A status yellow snow-ice warning has been issued for Donegal.The warning will be in place in 13 counties in the north-west and midlands along with the south and south-east.The warning will be in place from midnight tonight until 12 midday tomorrow. Status yellow snow-ice warning in place for Donegal from midnight Previous articleRossnowlagh homeowners being urged again to check oil tanks for leaksNext article79 year old woman becomes first person in Ireland to receive Covid vaccine News Highland Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more


May 25, 2021 0

Thief stealing water from county fire hydrants

first_imgSkip Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day DISTINGUISHED: Young women compete for scholarship today The Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Pike County participants have had a whirlwind week leading up to the DYW of… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Thief stealing water from county fire hydrants Book Nook to reopen Hand said those who are draining the hydrants are stripping the bolts at the top of the hydrant and the county is having to make the repairs and it’s costly. “It is important that the Authority keep all cost down,” Hand said. “When someone damages the hydrants or gets water without paying for it our system has to cover the additional cost with rate increases.”The fire hydrants provide fire protection for people in the county so Hand said these hydrants are extremely important.“We have put locks on the fire hydrants and, if there is a fire, the volunteer firefighters will have to knock the locks off,” Hand said. “But we shouldn’t have to do that and we wouldn’t if it weren’t for the damage and draining that is being done.” Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell The Pike County Water Authority Board of Directors is asking county residents to help keep an eye out for anyone who is disturbing or draining water from the county’s fire hydrants.Brandy Hand, Authority office manager, said only Pike County Water Authority employees and the volunteer fire departments are authorized to drain water from the county’s fire hydrants.“The Pike County Water Authority has fire hydrants spread out all over the entire county,” Hand said. “What’s happening is that unauthorized people are disturbing and draining water from the Authority’s hydrants — actually stealing the water — and, in the process, they are stripping the bolts on the hydrants and leaving the back-flow preventers open. When someone damages the hydrants, the replacement cost to the county is $3,000.”center_img Most of the damage and drainage is occurring along County Roads 3319 and 3316. Hand said the suspicion is that the draining of the Pike County Water Authority’s fire hydrants is being done by a contractor(s) who is spraying for local farmers.“They drain the water from the fire hydrants into big tanks and then added chemicals to the water and do contract spraying,” Hand said. “It’s not our local farmers who are draining the hydrants.” Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 29, 2017 By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article As the hydrants are being drained, water pressure is being lost and county residents are calling to complain.“The Pike County Water Authority is asking everyone to be on the lookout and report any suspicious activity around the fire hydrants,” Hand said. “It is a federal offense to tamper with any part of a public water system. So if you see anyone not authorized getting water out of a fire hydrant, please contact our office at 334-566-1933.” Sponsored Contentlast_img read more


May 24, 2021 0

Mother plunges to death after slipping at California waterfall

first_imgiStock(SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.) — The mother of two young boys was killed on Friday when she plunged to her death from a waterfall in California.Stephanie Williams, 35, was hiking with her girlfriend at Lake Tahoe’s Eagle Falls, near Emerald Bay, when she lost her footing and went over the falls, according to the North Tahoe Fire Protection District.“Stephanie was the core of our family. Growing up, she was more of a mother to me than an older sister,” Martinez told ABC News. “Not having her here right now and trying to even start your day, we’re just sort of at a loss.”Martinez said his sister was not taking a selfie, or any photo, at the time of her death, despite a statement by authorities.Williams, who worked as an esthetician, was one of nine children, with Martinez being the only boy. Stephanie was the oldest of his eight sisters.Martinez said he found out the news as he was picking up his own two daughters from school.“It was extremely difficult. As soon as they got in my car, I got a call from my mother, who was telling me that her girlfriend told her that Stephanie had fallen into a waterfall and they can’t find her. … It just didn’t seem real.”He said he was speaking to one of his sisters when he got another call from Stephanie’s girlfriend.“We were saying, ‘If anybody could make this fall and survive, it’s her, because she’s a survivor.’ So we were just praying that she was holding onto something, or holding onto life and that she was going to be OK,” Martinez said. “We later got the call that they found her body and they were doing CPR and she didn’t make it.Eagle Falls is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about two hours east of Sacramento. The falls is divided into two parts, the first about 50 feet high and the lower section about 80 feet.“This is a sad reminder to be cautious when taking selfies and other photos in dangerous areas,” the fire department said. “Don’t underestimate the power of water falls, rivers and cold water temperatures.”Martinez said his sister was a “free spirit” and had recently started a new business and came out as gay. “She just invited life after that. She left her husband and became very, very adventurous.”“When I think back to my furthest memory in life, it’s of her,” Martinez said. “When we were kids, our mom wasn’t really in the picture much and we bounced around a lot as kids, so she became the motherly figure and really protected me from everything growing up. And in adulthood … Stephanie treated everybody like she was their mother.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


May 18, 2021 0