Can less be more? A heretical approach to chemotherapy is extending cancer patients’ lives

first_img Tags cancerpharmaceuticalsresearchSTAT+ Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Senior Writer, Science and Discovery (1956-2021) Sharon covered science and discovery. Dr. Robert Gatenby in his office at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. Tina Russell for STAT GET STARTED Sharon Begley Health @sxbegle STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Can less be more? A heretical approach to chemotherapy is extending cancer patients’ lives center_img No scientist with even a rudimentary moral compass and an ounce of intellectual humility takes human experiments lightly, given how much can go wrong. But Dr. Robert Gatenby was especially aware of the stakes.An oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., he has spent years studying how tumor cells respond to chemotherapy, especially in patients whose cancer has metastasized well beyond the original tumor, as when malignant prostate cells invade bones like gang members expanding their turf. Now Gatenby was ready to put his theories to a real-world test by treating men with advanced prostate cancer in a way that broke all the rules. Log In | Learn More Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED What is it? About the Author Reprints What’s included? By Sharon Begley Aug. 29, 2019 Reprints [email protected] last_img read more

Xiaomi struggles in Q2, loses market share

first_img Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 AUG 2019 Previous ArticleIntelligence Brief: Why nationwide fibre is the ‘backbone’ of India 5G aspirationsNext ArticleDocomo joins rivals in restarting P30 Pro sales Joseph Waring European operators target phone sustainability Author Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Relatedcenter_img Xiaomi off the hook in the US smartphonesXiaomi Devices China’s Xiaomi posted a sharp drop in profit for its second quarter and its slowest revenue growth as a public company, losing smartphone market share around the world.The company’s net profit in the quarter fell 87 per cent year-on-year to CNY1.97 billion ($279 million), with total revenue growing 14.8 per cent to CNY51.95 billion. International sales increased 33.1 per cent to CNY21.9 billion.Smartphone revenue in Q2 was up 4.9 per cent to CNY32 billion, due to higher ASPs (the ASP of its smartphones in mainland China rose 13.3 per cent from a year earlier and overseas it increased 6.7 per cent), as shipments were flat at 32.1 million units. It lost market share in China and globally. A year ago, smartphone revenue jumped 59 per cent year-on-year.Revenue from models priced at more than CNY2,000 accounted for 32.3 per cent of total smartphone revenue.DiversificationThe vendor is putting focus on new markets outside smartphones, as a way to secure growth.IoT and lifestyle products revenue in the quarter increased by 44 per cent to CNY14.9 billion, accounting for 28.8 per cent of total revenue in the quarter, compared with 22.9 per cent in the same period in 2018. Revenue from the internet services segment grew 15.7 per cent to CNY4.58 billion in the second quarter.The number of connected IoT devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) on its IoT platform jumped 69.5 per cent year-on-year to about 196 million units at end-June. Monthly active users (MAUs) of the Xiaomi Home application reached 30.4 million globally, while MAUs of its AI assistant rose to 49.9 million.Although the company has invested heavily in AI and smart home devices to diversify its offering, smartphones still account for more than 60 per cent of revenue. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Tags HomeDevicesNews Xiaomi struggles in Q2, loses market sharelast_img read more

COVID-19 Slows Down Development of Russia’s Naval Nuclear Forces

first_imgThe COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the output of all sectors of Russian industry, including arms manufacturers (see EDM, April 20, 21, 29, July 28). And despite the fact that state defense orders and the development of nuclear weapons in particular are among Russia’s most protected projects, coronavirus-related problems have affected them, too.Due to the decision to implement lockdowns early in the pandemic’s outbreak, SevMash, the main Russian producer of naval nuclear weapons, practically ceased working from March 30 to April 13. Since then, no more than 59 percent of employees have worked at the plant an any given time (29.ru, June 10). Nonetheless, in April, SevMash reported that work on its state defense orders had not stopped (Marine.gov.ru, April 7). At the end of April, specialists from the Northern Fleet disinfected offices, main shipbuilding docks and other SevMash facilities (Interfax, May 25). But a facemask requirement was only introduced a month after the resumption of work. Also in May, body temperature control checks were implemented upon entry to company buildings and plants. Ultimately, shift start times were divided up among the workforce, thus relieving congestion at entry checkpoints. And signal markings were posted throughout public areas reminding employees to maintain social distancing (29.ru, June 10).None of these measures were wholly successful, however, as SevMash experienced a new outbreak in May. By early July, the number of cases of COVID-19 within the company reached more than 1,000 (Interfax, September 17). In some departments, 70 percent of the workforce contracted the disease; despite this, employees were not widely tested for the coronavirus, and individuals who potentially interacted with infected persons were not placed in quarantine. Rather, all company actions were concerned foremost with preventing any halts in production. All corporate divisions are connected to one another, so closing one of them would have meant the shutdown of the entire plant (Zona.media, May 29). The company, therefore, found itself caught between two obligations: to fulfill the state defense order on the one hand and provide anti-coronavirus measures on the other hand. So despite the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 at SevMash, the surrounding company town of Severodvinsk was not placed under quarantine until June 6—after the Borei-class nuclear submarine Knyaz Vladimir was completed at the local plant and transferred to the defense ministry, on May 28 (Sevmash.ru, May 28; Severodvinsk.info, June 4).Similarly, on April 3, the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Alexey Rakhmanov, said that restrictions caused by the spread of coronavirus infections would not affect the terms of delivery of orders to the Russian navy (Flotprom.ru, April 6). Yet by September, Rakhmanov admitted that the pandemic had, in fact, disrupted production schedules. “There were delays, mainly due to the fact that a number of key employees ended up in a hospital bed,” the USC head said at a meeting of the parliamentary commission on the defense industry (Interfax, September 17).These problems on the factory floor have undermined development plans involving the maritime component of Russia’s nuclear forces. In April 2020, sea and state trials of the K-329 Belgorod submarine were to begin; and at the end of the year, it was to be transferred to the Military-Maritime Fleet (Voyenno-Мorskoi Flot—VMF) (TASS, June 26, 2019). The Belgorod is to carry the Poseidon (a.k.a. Status-6) autonomous nuclear-tipped super-torpedo. Yet by now it has become obvious that the navy will not receive this specialized submarine before the end of the year. Indeed, the Ministry of Defense only announced on July 27 that tests were being conducted (Sudostroenie.info, July 27). And an unnamed source within the Russian military-industrial complex said last May that the tests of the Belgorod would continue for another year and a half (RIA Novosti, May 26). At the same time, the first test launch of the Poseidon was supposed to take place in the fall of 2020 (Flotprom.ru, May 26). That trial has still not been completed.Another vessel designed to carry and launch the Poseidon nuclear super-torpedo—the first submarine of the new Khabarovsk-class, currently under construction—has also been postponed several times. It was supposed to be completed in the spring of 2020 (Rossiyskaya Gazeta, May 14, 2019). But in August 2020, the head of SevMash, Mikhail Budnichenko, disavowed this information, saying that the launch will not occur until 2021 (TASS, August 23).The Borei-A-class submarine Knyaz Oleg, which is supposed to carry the advanced Bulava ballistic missile, will also not be transferred in 2020, as the defense ministry had heretofore expected (Kremlin.ru, December 24, 2019). The previous vessels of the Borei class all took at least two years after their initial launch to fully join the fleet. In addition to mooring as well as factory and state trials of all of the submarine’s structures and mechanisms, it will still be necessary to conduct a test launch of the Bulava missile from this vessel. No such test launch has been attempted yet, which means that it is far from certain that SevMash will be able to transfer the Knyaz Oleg to the VMF even before the end of 2021.The coronavirus pandemic has had a longer-lasting negative effect than Moscow expected. At the beginning of the outbreak, many specialists from other regions could not access Severodvinsk for some time, as they had to pass personal quarantines for 14 days. Then, the city itself was closed for quarantine in June. Due to the two-week lockdown, the chain of links with component suppliers also broke and took some time to recover. Initially, officials and SevMash’s corporate management apparently assumed that maintaining a record number of trial crews would help to deliver the nuclear submarines faster; but the pandemic dragged on, preventing those trials from being done.The formerly planned deadlines for the implementation of state defense orders are now clearly shifting. However, the government has refused to compensate the defense industry enterprises for the funds they spent on anti-COVID-19 measures (Voennoe.rf, October 2). According to military expert Viktor Murakhovsky, the Ministry of Defense will impose penalties for delaying contracted deliveries by even a day (Nezavisimaya Gazeta, April 7). In these circumstances, the development of Russia’s naval nuclear weapons will require more money than expected. This plus the ongoing delays in production may, in the long term, lead not only to a revision of implementation deadlines but also to a reduction in the actual volumes of any of these strategic programs.last_img read more

Spanish newspaper reveal Real Madrid were also interested in Chelsea January…

first_imgChelsea fans, let’s take you back to darker times briefly, around the time in January when the Blues came very close to signing Edin Dzeko from AS Roma. Wanting a new striker, Antonio Conte was fixated on trying to sign a target man, eventually landing Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, which has worked out relatively OK since.Despite not being regularly selected by Maurizio Sarri, the French striker can put his lack of club minutes to one side for now while he polishes his World Cup champions’ medal he won over the summer, while picking up three assists in 153 minutes of league football.Returning to Edin Dzeko, Marca on Wednesday reveal that Chelsea weren’t the only ones interested in the now 32-year-old, as Real Madrid were also on his trail.Embed from Getty ImagesBack when Zinedine Zidane was still manager, the La Liga side were looking for someone else up front, as Karim Benzema, now enjoying life without Cristiano Ronaldo, was struggling to find the back of the net.However, the former Manchester City forward refused to swap clubs, even for a heftier paycheque, as he knew he wouldn’t be the first choice in either side, overshadowed by the likes of Alvaro Morata and the aforementioned Portuguese superstar.Now, Dzeko is readying himself to face the club he could have joined back in January in the Champions League on Wednesday night.It’s interesting to think what might have happened had he agreed to move to Spain, or London, for that matter.Had he chosen the latter, for example, he might be playing on Thursday nights instead…by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndolast_img read more

Danville looks to honor racing legend Wendell Scott

first_imgWendell Scott was NASCAR’s first African-American racecar driver, winning the Grand National Series series in 1963. Though this win was his only one, due in part to the constant prejudice he suffered on the track, he remained a steady presence in the sport’s top ten ranking; over 100 times to be exact. Fifteen years after his death, he was admitted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015. (AP Photo/File)DANVILLE, Va. (AP) _ The  Danville City Council is set to consider a proposal to put new road signs honoring former local NASCAR driving legend.The Danville Register & Bee reports that the Wendell Scott Foundation plans to present a petition to city officials Tuesday at a meeting on new highway signs.Wendell Scott, who died in 1990, was the first African-American driver to be elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.The foundation wants new signs honoring Scott on roads leading into the city. The city has previously named a street in his honor.last_img read more

Al Ain will face River Plate in Club World Cup semi-final

first_img15/12/2018 IN SPORT.ES Ref: Jair Marrufo (USA). Booked Mohamed Youcef Belaili of Esperance. Al Ain: Khalid Eisa, Mohammed Fayez, Ismail Ahmed, Mohamed Ahmad, Tsukasa Shiotani, Tongo Doumbia (Yahia Nader, m.84), Aboudan Al Jaberi (Amer Abdulrahman, m.67), Ahmed Barman, Hussein El Shahat, Caio, Bandar Mohammed (Marcus Berg, m.80). Upd. at 20:10 CET Arabian Gulf League title holders Al Ain thrashed African champions Esperance to reach the Club World Cup semi-finals against River Plate. Goals: 0-1, m.2: Mohamed Ahmad. 0-2; m.15: Hussein El Shahat; 0-3, m.59: Bandar Mohammed. They face River in the semi after they beat arch-rivals Boca Juniors in Madrid to win the Copa Libertadores and qualify for the Club World Cup. El Al Ain, rival de River en semifinales del Mundial de Clubes Sport EN Esperance: Moez Ben Cherifia, Sameh Derbali, Chamseddine Dhaouadi, Khelil Chemmam (Ali Machani, m.70), Ayman Ben Mohamed, Fousseny Coulibaly, Franck Kom (Adem Rjaeibi, m.63), Ghilane Chaalali (Mohamed Meskini, m.46), Anice Badri, Taha Yassine Khenissi, Mohamed Youcef Belaili. Mohammed Ahmed, Hussein El Shalat and Bandar Al Ahbabi struck to help the hosts triumph at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium to dispatch their Tunisian opponents.last_img read more

Mad Max feel at burger joint

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows An estimated 1000 movie enthusiasts hit up Sally’s Big Ass Burgers on Saturday for the ultimate Mad…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

€500,000 BoyleSports Irish Grand National Attracts 124 Entries

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Now the most valuable National Hunt race in Ireland, the entries for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National are dominated by Gordon Elliott. In all, the season’s leading trainer has put 28 horses, by far the most of any trainer, in the race and he is responsible for the early top-weight Outlander. A top contender for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Outlander has been handed 11st 10lbs while his stable companions Empire Of Dirt and Don Poli are next on the list with 11st 8bs and 11st 7lbs respectively. All three horses are owned by Gigginstown House Stud who have won the race for the past two years. Elliott has also entered last year’s runner-up, Bless The Wings who has been given 9st 11lbs while Noble Endeavor, a 10/1 co-favourite is further up the handicap on 11st.The BoyleSports Irish Grand National will go a long way towards deciding who is crowned this season’s champion National Hunt trainer. Elliott has yet to win the race and the same can be said of the current champion trainer, Willie Mullins who has made 14 entries, headed by Alelchi Inois on 11st 5lbs. His leading novice chaser Bellshill has been given 10st 9lbs while early 10/1 co-favourite The Crafty Butcher is on 9st 9lbs. Mullins has also entered his recent Fairyhouse winner Pleasant Company on 10st 8lbs. Pleasant Company beat 2015 BoyleSports Irish Grand National winner Thunder And Roses to win the Grade 3 At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at the course at the end of last month. Eight of the first 10 horses home in last year’s BoyleSports Irish Grand National have been entered again with the Mouse Morris-trained winner, Rogue Angel set to carry 10st 1lb this time. Morris has made five entries including Alpha Des Obeaux on 10st 7lbs and Thunder And Roses, the winner of the race two years ago, on 10st 6lbs. Folsom Blue finished fourth for Morris in 2016 and has been allotted 9st 6lbs at this early stage after his success at Navan on Saturday. The Grade 1 winning novice chaser Our Duke, trained by Jessica Harrington is a notable entry and is set to carry 10st 13lbs while another top novice chaser, Joseph O’Brien’s Edwulf is on 10st 12lbs. Mall Dini, one of three 10/1 co-favourites, has been entered by Pat Kelly and has been allotted 10st 1lb. Minella Foru is another leading fancy and is on 10st 6lbs for Edward Harty.The cross-channel challenge numbers 24 horses compared to 11 last year. Successful with Butlers Cabin in 2007 and Shutthefrontdoor in 2014, Jonjo O’Neill is one of 14 British-based trainers with entries in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National. O’Neill has entered five horses and among them are Shutthefrontdoor on 10st 4lbs, Minella Rocco on 11st 4lbs and More Of That with 11st 3lbs.David Pipe, whose father Martin won the race with Omerta, ridden by the then amateur rider Adrian Maguire, in 1991 has made four entries. The quartet is headed by Un Temps Pour Tout on 11st 1lb. No stranger to recent success at Fairyhouse, Kerry Lee has entered both Bishops Road (10st 5lbs) and Goodtoknow (10st 1lb). Kim Bailey has also put two in the race with Harry Topper given 10st and Knockanrawley on 9st 8lbs while also doubly represented at the initial entry stage is Paul Nichols who could be represented by Saphir Du Rheu (11st 2lbs) and Le Mercurey (10st 10lbs). With 9st 10lbs, Vyta Du Roc could carry the hopes of Nicky Henderson.Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at BoyleSports, said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring Ireland’s richest steeplechase, the BoyleSports Irish Grand National, with an increased prize pot of a record €500,000 we are looking forward to the prestigious race steeped in history at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. With the significant increase in prize-money, we are delighted to see so many overseas entrants for the race in what is looking set to be the best ever BoyleSports Irish Grand National. We are very proud to have our name associated with the richest jumps race in the country. BoyleSports continues to invest in the Irish sporting industry, with Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker also sponsoring the BoyleSports Champion Chase and the BoyleSports Irish Greyhound Derby.”Peter Roe, General Manager of Fairyhouse Racecourse, said, “This is shaping up to be a race of the highest quality. The BoyleSports Irish Grand National is worth a record €500,000 this year and has attracted a truly top-class entry of 124 horses which is a modern day record. It is great to see such interest from overseas and with 24 British-trained entries, we are set for a highly competitive renewal of this very historic race which will, as always, be staged on Easter Monday, 17th April at 5pm. Bookings for the event are ahead of last year as people anticipate a great race. With the increased prize fund thanks to the generosity of our sponsors BoyleSports, we have been rewarded with a tremendous entry.”BoyleSports betting for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, Easter Monday, April 17th, 2017 is as follows:10           The Crafty Butcher10           Noble Endeavor10           Mall Dini14           Minella Foru14           Outlander14           Saphir Du Rheu14           Pleasant Company14           Alpha Des Obeaux14           Our Duke16           Squouateur16           Killer Miller16           Bonny Kate16           Arbre De Vie16           Measureofmydreams16           Ucello Conti16           Coney Island16           Don Poli16           Empire Of Dirt20           Bar Ireland’s richest jumps race sees Mall Dini, The Crafty Butcher & Noble Endeavor head the betting at 10/1 A total of 124 horses, an increase of 34 on last year, have been entered for the €500,000 BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 17th.last_img read more

Former Olympic Champion to take on Run Galway Bay this Weekend

first_imgThis Saturday 6th October almost 5,000 runners, joggers, walkers and spectators will descend on Galway City for the annual Run Galway Bay 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon which starts and finishes at Nimmo’s Pier, The Claddagh. The popularity of the event has surpassed all expectations with the full marathon selling out in July, followed by the 10k and Half Marathon, which sold out at the end of August. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the announcement that the 1972 Olympic Marathon Champion Frank Shorter (US) will be lining up in the 10k along with his wife Michelle. Frank Shorter is the USA’s most prolific long-distance runner, taking gold in the 1972 Olympic Marathon and silver in the 1976 Olympic Marathon. Also making the trip this year is Irish Olympian Caitriona Jennings who will be chasing her first win in Galway for the Half Marathon.The event has also attracted the interest of the Irish Cross Country Skiing Team who will, for the second year, set the marathon route alight on their roller skis. Included in that lineup is Irish OlympianThomas Maloney-Westgaard the Norwegian native with Galway roots who will defend his title as fastest roller skier on the day.International AppealParticipants travel from all over the world to enjoy the fast, flat and fun route along the stunning shores of Galway Bay. Many are making the trip to Galway especially for the event, including teams from the UK, Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, the US and Australia to name but a few. Closer to home, hundreds of athletes from across Ireland will travel to Galway to enjoy the race day experience of this iconic sporting event on the Wild Atlantic Way.Home Grown Heroes Included in the line up for the 10k this year are Mayor of the City of Galway Councillor Niall McNeilis and local TD Hildegarde Naughton.  Also taking part in the 10k is young Dubliner James Casserly, who has cerebral palsy and juvenile arthritis, he will be pushed in his chair around the course by his dad and supported by his mum and aunties, all to raise funds for Barretstown.Returning to Run Galway Bay for a second year are a 200 strong team from Eir who will participate across all distances in support of their chosen charity, Special Olympics.  Joining the team from Eir is Special Olympics Ireland CEO, Matt English as well as athlete Aoife Beston. Also participating in the event are a team of staff from TG4 including Director General Alan Esslemon. Many of the teams and individuals participating in Run Galway Bay use the event to generate support for their own charitable causes, raising vast amounts of funds for supports and services both here in Galway and further afield.Local Feel and Friendly VibeRace Director Ray O’Connor speaking about the event said, ‘We are looking forward to a fantastic race day on Saturday. Run Galway Bay has grown in size and popularity over the past number of years, the spectacular route, the support on the course and the welcome the athletes get when they come to Galway are all very special and just some of the many reasons people return to take on their own personal running challenge with us each year.Despite the numbers growing each year and a truly international field, the event continues to retain its local feel and friendly vibe, something that we are very proud to deliver. People come for the run and stay for the fun that the lively streets of the City of the Tribes offer post race.’Run Galway Bay gets underway at 8:30am with the Full Marathon, the 10k will start at 10:30am and the Half Marathon will start at 12:15pm.  Roads will be closed Westbound only from 8am -2:30pm along the race route of Grattan Rd and Salthill Promenade for the duration of the event.With such a large entry into this year’s event, participants and spectators are advised to arrive early to the race start line at Nimmos Pier. The winner of the Marathon and 10K are expected by 11:05 am with the winner of the Half Marathon expected by 1:20pm.  For more information on the event go to www.rungalwaybay.comprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Olympic Excitementlast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgKRD is made up of a diverse group of people, including breast cancer survivours, friends, family, and supporters, who want to share in the activity of paddling and the team message. There is lots of interest in our team, and we are hoping that we can inspire other teams to take up Dragon Boating in Nelson.The Dragons, which are preparing to once again host the annual Terry Fox Run on the Nelson waterfront, had a visit from Fred Fox, brother of Terry during the summer.Fred Fox discussed the Nelson event and talk about future plans for the Run as the 40th anniversary of Terry’s incredible Marathon of Hope draws near (2020). Fred also spoke with several paddlers who are cancer survivors and have benefited from the work of the Terry Fox Research Institute.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad as Team of the Week.Team members include Diane Lines, Don Hubert, Cath Little, Jeanette McCarvell, Dorita van Vugt, Yvonne Edwards, Maureen Hendry, Patricia Logan, Dorothy Hatto, Mary Walters, Shiela Howard, Maggie Mulvihill, Sandra Irvine, Pat Glackin, Pat Gibson, Deb Creaser, Jill Jacobsen, Nan Bell, Linda Hoffman and Gerrie Melnechuk.  The Nelson Annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, September 16 at Rotary Lakeside Park beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and run at 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at terryfox.org Anyone frequenting the Nelson waterfront most likely has seen the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons in action as the squad trains on Kootenay Lake.The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are Nelson’s first dragon boat team. The team building began in the fall of 2003, and the momentum has continued to build. Each year we continue to grow and develop our team.last_img read more