I think there are many lurkers on these boards who decide to speak up only when something significant happens, like say your share price getting completely decimated overnight.
great work cyto, oose and everyone else with the level-headedness and continued research during these uncertain times. Go Neph!
It's difficult to argue the FDA report is not a material event .
Similarly, I never would have exercised the rest of my warrants. Anticipation of the military contract had me amped in Aug so I went all-in with the warrants.
The infant could have died from a whole array of of causes. When an adult dies for unknown causes there are 100 lawyers at their family's doorstep telling them why they should be compensated... when it's a baby there's 1000
The wording in this 8k says "breakage of fiber" which has me wondering if this is a design, manufacture, or handling issue. If sub-standard fibers were being used in the manufacture this could be on medica. If they are being assembled to spec and fibers are breaking during transport/handling then any product based on these fragile fibers does not seem viable in my opinion and metuchen's grave prognostications may be accurate. Are these same fibers the heart of the design of the IWTD's??? IF they are the same fibers and are too brittle/fragile to withstand the type of abuse they receive during their lifecycle in a POU application how could they survive a war zone? Has anyone seen or handled these fibers? Are they/pliable or more glass like?
Who knows what will happen with Parsons, but knowing his immense dislike for Siga, it is almost certain he will overreach again on the ruling and cause Siga to appeal it againg to the Supreme court. In other words, I would not expect any sort of resolution on this thing in the next few months. It is absolutely baffling to consider how stuck the FDA approval process is for ST-246. I remember years ago when the final large cohort / cardiac study was just around the corner. Let's go Stern, make something happen.
Sufaat was arrested in 2001 in Malaysia and was detained until 2008.
The threat of al-Qaeda’s potential biological weapon capability is not new. Notably, when the Northern Alliance entered Kabul in 2001 they discovered seven laboratories, two of which were running advanced research on anthrax and agent X (a biological agent which was never disclosed publicly).
Al-Qaeda operatives in Europe have also tried to develop biological weapons. In France, Menad Benchellali, a poisons specialist who was arrested in 2002, had produced small amounts of ricin and botulinum toxin that he intended to release in the country. In 2003, the British authorities arrested seven individuals accused of producing ricin. The most plausible instance of a biological weapons incident occurred in January 2009 when about 40 al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb terrorists reportedly died of bubonic plague in a training camp in Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
If it is confirmed that al-Qaeda acquired sections of Mr Assad’s biological weapons, the danger is very real since it has the competence and expertise to weaponise and deploy some agents. A nightmarish scenario could unfold if a biological weapon were placed perhaps in a ventilation system at Heathrow. You could have then a mass exposure, whereby the travelling public could spread the disease, causing an international health emergency.
thanks for posting..good read:
While the world has been focusing on the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, President Assad’s biological weapons programme is a far graver danger. Indeed, a bio-weapon attack would actually put the whole world at risk because of the inherent nature of biological pathogens, toxins and viruses that can spread like wildfire through modern means of transport. Most worrisome is the distinct possibility that al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, al-Nusrah, may have access to these bio-weapons.
The civil war has left sections of the bio-pharmaceutical infrastructure destroyed. Looting of labs has been observed, indicating that Mr Assad is losing command and control over one of the most dangerous classes of weapons remaining in his WMD arsenal. What triggered a major red flag is that a very credible source has told us that he saw, near Aleppo, a looted pharmaceutical laboratory that was probably a cover for a biological weapons production site. The fact that it took place in the Aleppo area where the rebellion, and in particular al-Nusrah, is very strong, tends to confirm that al-Qaeda may — potentially — be in possession of biological agents.
Al-Qaeda’s primary biological weapon expert, Yazid Sufaat, was arrested in February while trying to enter Syria. His arrest is all the more concerning given that the UN has allowed the Assad regime to maintain its biological weapons programme. Sufaat was charged with inciting terrorist acts that “threatened the public in Syria”.
Sufaat graduated from California State University Sacramento with a degree in biology. He is known to have served in the Malaysian army and went on to become al-Qaeda’s main biological warfare specialist.
In 1993, Sufaat established Green Laboratory Medicine, a pathology lab where he tried to weaponise anthrax on behalf of al-Qaeda. He had direct ties to Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, both of whom were on Flight AA 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.
I have a similar story with Humana. In the last few years, my high deductible ($10k) plan has gone from $187/mo, to $226/mo, to $254/mo. I just called them last week to ask about the mind boggling increase 40% over the last two years alone and they recommended that I check back in November when they will have new requirements for new plans. They suggested I consider giving up my current plan for one of these new ACA compliant plans that are required to carry more coverage. I asked them how a plan that is not subsidized, and carries more coverage could be cheaper, and they said it most likely wouldn't be ???? The scariest thing was their comment that they could not guarantee that I would be able to keep my plan beyond the next year as it is not currently "ACA compliant". What happened to "If you like you insurance plan, you can keep it." Not only has my insurance plan changed (the increasing premium compensating for o care), but I may not legally be able to keep it since it is not "compliant". O is a bold faced liar, and the american people have no clue to the extent they have exchanged their liberty for some "affordable" healthcare. In the words of Joseph de Maistre: "Every nation gets the government it deserves." The morons who voted for O deserve this garbage, not us!
3) Ateriocyte - Awarded BARDA Contract Valued up to $101.1 Million for Advanced Development of Arteriocyte's Magellan® BioBandageTM for Thermal Radiation Injury
definitely looking nice. This is pure speculation, but I would not be surprised to see a BARDA grant around the corner, maybe for Dengue, Lassa, etc. There have been lots of grants in the news lately..maybe we're next.
The board had issued the land-use permit this past January, enabling the company to build, maintain, operate and use the winter road connecting the mine to the Liard Highway.
But before that can happen, the company needs to raise some money, said Wilbert Antoine, manager of northern development at the Canadian Zinc Corporation.
"The financing is very unstable at this time," he said.
"We're trying to raise money to get our mine up and running. We're looking into $200 or $300 million, and it's very hard to do in these economic times."
Everything that will happen in the next couple of years is dependent upon successful financing, said Antoine. The first order of business once the financing is in place is to build a roughly 184-km winter road between the mine and the Liard Highway, near Nahanni Butte.
"The winter road will have to be the first major hurdle we accomplish because without the winter road, we cannot bring any materials to upgrade our existing mine, which has been there for the past 30 years," said Antoine.
"It's still brand new, still never been used but it's badly outdated."
The mine project is expected to bring in jobs to the region. During construction, about 130 people would work at the mine at any given shift for a total of 230 employees during construction, said Antoine. He added the corporation is aiming to start commercial production approximately in 2015.
"Upgrading the existing mill and all the infrastructure, we're looking at one to two years of construction, again all dependent upon completion of the winter road construction," he said.
Under the socio-economic agreement, the corporation has with the territorial government, the communities of Nahanni Butte and Fort Simpson will be the first to benefit from the mine as they have impact benefit agreements, said Antoine.
"We feel this will be a huge, huge impact locally in the Deh Cho," said Antoine.
"We want to do the right things for the right reasons for the right people."
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Jeanne Gagnon - Northern News Services
Published Thursday, September 26, 2013
Construction and mining jobs are one step closer to reality for many Deh Cho residents as Canadian Zinc has received all its permits to start mining, milling and processing activities at its Prairie Creek Mine.
Fort Simpson Mayor Sean Whelly said the Prairie Creek Mine will be highly beneficial to the community once updating of the 30-year-old mine begins. But, he added, all of this depends on financing and the price of lead and zinc.
"I think it's a significant event that Prairie Creek has finally received its last permitting," said Whelly.
"Still, I think having past all of its regulatory hurdles, I think it's very positive economic news for Fort Simpson.
"Because the mine, it would have a very long life once it's started, it is certainly something I think young people here will see some benefits from, and the business community as well."
Earlier this month, the federal department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development approved the water licence the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board had issued July 8.
The water licence, valid for seven years, was the final hurdle before the company could start construction, development and operation of the lead, zinc and silver underground mine 120 kilometres west of Fort Simpson.
"Approval of the water licence is a major milestone in the development of the Prairie Creek project and represents the culmination of a five-year environmental assessment and regulatory process," Alan B. Taylor, the chief operating officer of the corporation, stated in a news release