Harvard responds to tragedy in New Haven

first_imgWe are all saddened by the tragic death this morning before the Harvard-Yale football game.  Our thoughts are with the victim and her family and friends.We also express our sympathy and concern for the two other people who were injured, one of whom is a staff member at Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education (DCE).  Our DCE colleague was treated at and released from a hospital in New Haven earlier this afternoon.  To protect her privacy, we are not releasing her name at this time.last_img

It’s for aromatherapy, not an antivirus: Ministry backtracks on anti-COVID-19 necklace claims

first_imgFadjry, however, said that the ministry had yet to test the products’ effectiveness on samples of the SARS-nCoV-2019 coronavirus that causes COVID-19.He nevertheless claimed that the products could be used to remedy known symptoms of COVID-19, such as breathing difficulties.He added that the University of Indonesia in Depok, West Java, and Hasanuddin University in Makassar, South Sulawesi, had offered to conduct clinical tests on the eucalyptus-based inventions.The ministry is also looking to sell the eucalyptus products overseas, and has filed patents for the products in Singapore, Malaysia and India.Experts have expressed skepticism about the efficacy of the eucalyptus-based treatments, saying that no drugs have been clinically proven to prevent or cure COVID-19 to date.Topics : According to Fadjry, the BPOM only required laboratory and testimonial tests to classify herbal products, whereas antivirus claims would mandate pre-clinical and clinical trials on products.Photographs published by the ministry showed the necklace with an “Anti Virus Corona” label. Fadjry said that the necklace in the photo was a prototype and the ministry would remove the antivirus label and market it as aromatherapy accessory upon release.“We used the antivirus label to lift the spirits of our researchers,” he said.Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo had previously claimed that the eucalyptus products had been tested on influenza as well as beta and gamma coronaviruses and was able to kill 80 to 100 percent of the viruses. The Agriculture Ministry is dialing back on its previous claim about developing an “antivirus necklace” that can help prevent COVID-19 transmission, saying that the product is merely a “health accessory” for aromatherapy.Agriculture Ministry Research and Development Department head Fadjry Djufry said in a recent press conference that the upcoming eucalyptus products – which include necklaces, roll-ons and mini inhalers – would not be marketed as having antivirus capabilities.“There is no antivirus claim there because [the National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM)] classifies them as herbal products,” Fadjry said on Monday.last_img read more

Adams powers Oregon past the Trojans

first_imgMaya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanNo. 22-ranked USC had no answer for Oregon’s senior transfer quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who threw for 407 yards and six touchdowns on his way to leading the No. 23-ranked Ducks past the Trojans, 48-28, at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. Adams completed 20 of his 25 passes, and his six touchdowns is the most any USC team has ever allowed in a single game.“Tremendous football player. We knew we would have to get him on the ground and we just didn’t get him on the ground enough,” said interim head coach Clay Helton, who drops to 4-2 at the helm this season. “Credit to him, I have a lot of respect for the young man.”The Ducks’ victory (8-3, 6-2 Pac-12) gave them their fifth consecutive victory, while it also snapped USC’s (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12) four-game winning streak. Playing without two starting linebackers in freshman Cameron Smith and senior Lamar Dawson, who are both out with season-ending injuries, the Trojans defense gave up 578 yards of total offense to the Ducks.“Obviously it was unacceptable and disappointing, and we got to go fix it,” defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox said after the game.The USC offense posted 424 total yards, which was aided by the efforts of junior running back Justin Davis, who rushed for 141 yards on 16 carries, good enough for an average of just under nine yards per carry.Adams connected with different receivers on each of his six touchdowns, as the USC secondary struggled to contain the explosive Ducks passing game , which averaged a little over 20 yards per completion. It was balanced by the legs of running back Royce Freeman, who rushed for 147 of Oregon’s 171 yards yards on the ground.USC fell behind early after Adams and redshirt junior receiver Bralon Addison hooked up for a 48-yard touchdown pass that gave the Ducks an early 7-0 lead. Redshirt junior Cody Kessler and the USC offense tied the game with a 27-yard touchdown strike to junior wide out Darreus Rogers. Kessler threw for two touchdowns, while completing 30 of his 41 passes for 238 yards.“They were getting pressure on me but at the end of the day, we’ve got to make our plays,” Kessler said. “It’s on all of us.”Maya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanOregon didn’t waste any time on the ensuing drive, scoring on its first play after Adams hit tight end Evan Balylis for a 52-yard score.After Kessler threw a 12-yard score to freshman Tyler Petite for the first touchdown of his USC career, which tied the game at 14 early in the second quarter, the flood gates opened. The Ducks scored 24 consecutive points, including 17 to close out the first half, to take a 38-14 with 11:35 remaining in the third quarter. In the first half alone, Adams threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns.Facing its largest deficit of the season, USC attempted to battle back, beginning with a 12-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Ronald Jones II. The comeback would continue after sophomore Adoree’ Jackson notched his first punt return for a touchdown this season, running it back 41 yards to the house to cut the lead to just 10 heading into the final quarter.Down 38-28 early in the fourth, Kessler and the Trojans were driving with the opportunity to trim the lead to just one score before Kessler was sacked and fumbled. The Ducks recovered and Adams threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Charles Nelson to essentially put the game away for Oregon.Though the fumble was USC’s only turnover of the game, mistakes hindered the Trojans all game long. The team committed 12 penalties for 124 yards.“We made enough mistakes,” Helton said. “It was not a good day and that is my  responsibility as a head coach.”The team got a scare when sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster went down with an ankle injury in the second quarter. Smith-Schuster, who underwent surgery to repair a broken hand earlier this season, stayed in the game and said he was fine postgame.Despite falling to the Ducks in the two teams’ first meeting since 2012, the Trojans were on the receiving end of some good news after the game. Crosstown rival UCLA had just defeated No.18-ranked Utah, 17-9, which meant that USC stills control their own destiny in the race for a Pac-12 South title.USC and UCLA  will go head to head in their annual rivalry game with a Pac-12 South crown on the line next Saturday at the Coliseum.“I never though we’d be in that situation after losing a game,” said redshirt junior offensive tackler Chad Wheeler.The Trojans have not defeated the Bruins since 2011, but they will be looking to change that with the high stakes of this year’s game. The winner of next week’s game earns a trip to play in the 2015 Pac-12 Championship Game in Santa Clara the following week.last_img read more