Thomas Pink

24 Apr 19
Strands from Red Pearl

April 9, 2019 We arrived in Savannah and were delighted to learn that Velsignet was only a few hours behind us. Mike and Brenda are heading home, too, and are tucking their boat in at a different marina. But in the few days between, they decided to dock and see the sights of Savannah from […]

24 Apr 19
IcanGWP Gift with Purchase

Through 5/4, choose your free 23pc gift with $80 purchase at Ulta. It’s over $148 value! Plus, Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2019 is available now online. This post may contain affiliate links. Read the full disclosure.

24 Apr 19
Lets Bake

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all well and have been baking some delicious treats. So what has been occuring??? As many of you know I am baking obsessed and I was thinking back to where my earliest memory of cake was.  My first was when I was 2 years old at my birthday party […]

24 Apr 19
Emmie's Books

A dreadful feeling came over me as I rode my bike down the dirt roads that lead back to Alford. Kirk could be anywhere. I was outside in a wide open field where Kirk’s giant bird could easily snatch me up. I took out my cell phone and stole a glance at the text message […]

24 Apr 19
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 04/24/2019 Best Rate on04/23/2019 125 West 3 mi./$ Best Rate History 1800-Mattress.com 4 mi./$ Best Rate History AccorHotels 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Airport Parking 10 mi./$ Best Rate History AirportRentalCars Up to 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Amoma.com 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Athleta 6 (1) mi./$ […]

24 Apr 19
Metro
The World Health Organisation says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunising children against malaria (Picture: Getty Images) Malawi, Kenya and Ghana will become the first countries in the world to begin immunising children against malaria. Around 360,000 children a year will be given the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease from today, in what has been hailed a ‘historic moment’. The parasitic disease kills about 435,000 people every year, the majority of them children under the age of five in Africa. Although the vaccine only protects about one-third of children who are immunised, those who get the shots are likely to have less severe cases of malaria Dean of biological sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Alister Craig said: ‘It’s an imperfect vaccine but it still has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives.’ The trial will use the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease (Picture: Getty Images) The vaccine, known as Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015. [metro-zone-post-thumbnail-link] A previous trial showed the vaccine was about 30 per cent effective in children who got four doses, but that protection waned over time. Reported side effects include pain, fever and convulsions. Director of World Health Organisation’s malaria programme Pedro Alonso said the trial starts in Malawi today before moving on to Ghana and Kenya in coming week. The aim is to reach about 360,000 children per year across the three countries. The parasitic disease kills about 435,000 people every year, the majority of them children under the age of five in Africa (Picture: Getty Images) Alonso called the vaccination rollout a ‘historical moment’, noting that it was significantly more difficult to design a vaccine against a parasite as opposed to a bacterium or virus. He acknowledged the vaccine was flawed but said the world could not afford to wait for a better option. He said: ‘We don’t know how long it will take to develop the next-generation vaccine. It may be many, many years away.’ In the meantime, he said, the stalled progress against malaria demanded new tools now. Resistance is growing to medicines that treat the disease, while mosquitoes are becoming more resistant to insecticides. GlaxoSmithKline plc is a British multinational pharmaceutical company (Picture: Getty Images) It could save hundreds of thousands of children (Picture: Getty Images) It took GSK and partners more than 30 years to develop the vaccine, at a cost of almost £775 million ($1 billion). [metro-zone-post-thumbnail-link] GSK is donating up to 10 million vaccine doses in the current vaccination initiatives. A company spokesman said GSK is working with partners to secure funding for potentially broader vaccination programmes. Some experts warned the vaccination programmes should not divert limited public health funds from inexpensive and proven tools to curb malaria such as bed nets and insecticides. Malaria expert Thomas Churcher said: ‘This is a bold thing to do, but it’s not a silver bullet. [metro-fact-box title=”Symptoms of malaria” colour=”pink” icon=”exclamation”] – A high temperature of 38C or above – Feeling hot and shivery – Headaches – Vomiting – Muscle pains – Diarrhoea – Generally feeling unwell These symptoms are often mild and can sometimes be difficult to identify as malaria. Source: NHS [/metro-fact-box] ‘As long as using the vaccine doesn’t interfere with other efforts, like the urgent need for new insecticides, it is a good thing to do.’ Craig said one of health officials’ biggest challenges could be convincing parents to bring their children for repeated doses of a vaccine that only protects about a third of children for a limited amount of time. More commonly used vaccines, like those for polio and measles, work more than 90 per cent of the time. Craig said: ‘This malaria vaccine is going to save many lives, even if it is not as good as we would like. ‘But I hope this will kick-start other research efforts so that the story doesn’t end here.’ [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
24 Apr 19
Jabo

‘My main concern back then was coming up with a melody good enough’ Wally Badarou talks about being a gun-for-hire within musical superstar circles.

24 Apr 19
The Middle American Dispatch

Thomas Jefferson once mused that if one states a moral case to a “ploughman and a professor, the former will often decide it better, because his head has not been cluttered with artificial principles.” I can think of no clearer example of this maxim than Joel Salatin, a 60-something farmer from Augusta County, Virginia. I […]

23 Apr 19
horsinaroundtx.com

I love being outside and doing things outside.  As I’ve written in a few other posts, I have nerve damage left from Shingles and have just had a hard time getting better.  About a month ago I seriously prioritized reducing mental stress by incorporating outdoor exercising. Finding places like McKinney Falls State Park to go […]

23 Apr 19
Archy news nety

Britney Spears is really a legend – from more GRAMMY to success numbers n. 1, the singer has really come a long way since her "Topolino Club" days! While we love singing along with any Britney song – "Oops, I Did It Again", someone? – we love his style even more. Britney does not follow […]

23 Apr 19
Davis Enterprise

Keep up with all the goings-on around town at davisenterprise.com/events. * Wednesday, April 24:  A free patio class, “Go Green! Shop Bulk!” is from 4 to 5 p.m. on the patio of the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. It will outline low-waste methods to shop in bulk departments. * Wednesday, April 24: Travis Credit Union’s Financial […]

23 Apr 19
Morning Light

Ecclesiology “No flesh should glory in His presence …. He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:29-31). This past Easter—many Easters for that matter—was a disappointment. I’m the kind of person who dreams of a bright, sun-filled church with Easter lilies, reverence, little girls in pastel dresses and white hats, and bass […]

23 Apr 19
IcanGWP Gift with Purchase

Bloomingdale’s Beauty Benefits Event for Mother’s Day 2019 has begun – over 60 free gifts and extra 15% discount PLUS the first ever BLOOMINGDALE’S Beauty Bag – multi-brands limited edition!!!! Plus, Anthropologie Spring GWP with $75 beauty purchase and Lovelyskin 20pc mega gift bag have arrived! Bloomingdales Beauty Benefits for Mother’s Day 2019 has begun! […]

23 Apr 19
Unorthodox and Unhinged

Dear Lord, Let me linger among the alleluias, at least for a little while. It is Easter Tuesday and I am much hungover from Holy Week. I am a very sleepy preacher. Bells are still ringing. Choirs are still singing. And I am still sneezing. Allergic to pink flowers you know. Bundles (and bundles) of […]