How an ultra-fast screening test and a team of contact tracers aim to keep campus safe

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A CU Boulder athlete spits into a tube as part of a new, 45-minute screening test for COVID-19. (Credit: CU Boulder)Watch the webinar seriesCU Boulder researchers, including Sara Sawyer and Matthew McQueen, took part in a series of webinars focusing on how the campus is preparing for the fall semester.See the recordingsIncoming Buffs moving to campus next week will be among the first to access a new 45-minute COVID-19 test aimed at identifying asymptomatic individuals before they can spread the virus. Before ever entering a residence hall, they’ll spit in a tube, close the lid, hand it over to a gloved and masked volunteer—and wait.  “The idea is that if we can keep unknowingly infected students from ever stepping into the dorm on the first day, many of those transmission chains that would have started will not start,” said Professor Sara Sawyer, whose team of virologists began work on the so-called RT-LAMP test shortly after word of the novel coronavirus began to make headlines. “It’s an incredible feeling to see something developed in our own lab now out in the world helping people.” The new test is just the first step in a unique, multi-pronged campus surveillance program being built from the ground up by CU Boulder scientists and staff members.To work around national bottlenecks that have kept patients in some areas of the country waiting weeks for COVID-19 test results, biochemists at the BioFrontiers Institute have also developed a version of the more sensitive nasal-swab test known as PCR (Polymerase chain reaction). Meanwhile, epidemiologists from the CU Boulder Department of Integrative Physiology have amassed a team of contact tracers, including about 80 students who are doing it for course credit. They’ll assist fellow students who test positive and help notify those they may have exposed.“A number of people on campus recognized very early on that, in order to avoid the problems associated with commercial testing and overburdened public health agencies, we needed to develop the capacity to do some things on our own,” said Roy Parker, director of the BioFrontiers Institute, a biomedical research facility that will house two new testing labs. “The community effort among scientists across this campus ever since has been awe-inspiring.”Testing 101When more than 7,500 first-year students arrive next week, those who haven’t been tested or who are still awaiting results will begin their day with not one but two tests developed and processed at no cost to the student.First, they’ll spit in a tube. Then, they’ll scrape a swab across the inside of each nostril. Finally, they’ll hand off their samples to a team of students, postdoctoral researchers or EMTs-in- training who will whisk the samples away for processing. A mobile lab screens members of the CU Boulder Athletics Department for COVID-19.” (Credit: CU Boulder) Each test has its pros and cons.The saliva test, based on a technology known as reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP), requires little more than pipettes, a heating source and an enzyme mixture that changes color when it interacts with bits of the virus’s genome. If the sample turns from pink to yellow, the test is positive. If it doesn’t, it’s negative. Results can be returned in as little as 45 minutes.The PCR test uses more sophisticated equipment—the now ubiquitous nasal swab—to amplify and detect viral DNA from the sample.“It is FDA approved so you can give a clinical diagnosis, and it is slightly more sensitive, but the disadvantage is that it is expensive to run and takes more time and more staff,” said Parker, pointing to nine- to 14-day waits and $100 price tags at labs around the country.The CU Boulder effort is designed to return results, even for the PCR tests, within 24 hours.  Because the new saliva test is cheap, fast, easily scalable and deployable just about anywhere— think factories, homeless shelters, school campuses—it holds great promise as a “triaging” tool to find the occasional “needle in a haystack” of asymptomatic people, said Sawyer. Her team is currently working with the state of Colorado to further validate the test and make it more broadly available.The researchers say it’s unlikely that a student would get a positive result on the saliva screening test and then test negative on the diagnostic nasal swab test.But to cover all bases and get a sense of how the tests compare, CU Boulder will give incoming students both tests.“Our campus is going to be one of the first places in the country where mass screening of healthy people is being undertaken with two tests on a broad scale,” said Sawyer. “While students wait their 24 hours to get their diagnostic test, they can get a quick read-out that lets them know they should modify their behavior in the meantime.”Educating students while doing scienceThroughout the semester, the campus plans to conduct surveillance test of students both on and off-campus to get a sense of how the virus is moving through the community. If a student was to test positive at move-in, they would be asked to either return home to isolate or do so at on-campus housing set aside for such use. During the semester, they would be asked to isolate on campus or, if they live off-campus, isolate in place.That’s where contact tracers would step in.“One person, under normal conditions, could infect three or four or more people, but with contact tracing you could get that number down to one or even none,” said integrative physiology Professor Matt McQueen.In March, McQueen teamed up with Professor Todd Gleeson, director of the Health Professions Residential Academic Program, to develop Public Health Practicum: Contact Tracing, a course that enables students to play a critical role in breaking the COVID-19 transmission chain.If a student tests positive, the contact tracers, overseen by Medical Services staff, will try to get a sense of anyone the student has been within 6 feet of for 15 minutes or more in the last 48 hours. Then, they’ll reach out to encourage those individuals to quarantine, and offer testing when appropriate.In the case of a faculty or staff member testing positive, Medical Services has amassed a team of about two dozen staffers and paid temporary workers to serve as contact tracers for that population.In addition to providing campus with an additional tool for keeping the COVID curve flat and contained, McQueen sees the course as a historic opportunity for students.“This is something they will tell their grandchildren about years from now,” he said.In the long-run, studies that grow out of these testing and tracing efforts could help people better prepare for, or even fend off, the next pandemic.“A year from now, due to the efforts of this scientific community, we will know a lot more about this virus,” said Parker.Categories:Health & SocietySafetyNews HeadlinesCampus Community Published: Aug. 14, 2020 • By Lisa Marshall last_img read more

PIOJ Projecting Two Percent Growth in Current Quarter

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Director of the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Dr. Gladstone Hutchinson, is projecting a one to two per cent growth in the Jamaican economy for the current April to June quarter. According to Dr. Hutchinson, the PIOJ is also forecasting a similar one to two per cent improvement in the economy for both the 2011 calendar year and the 2011/2012 fiscal year. He was speaking at the PIOJ’s quarterly press briefing, at its New Kingston office, on Friday (May 20). Dr. Hutchinson noted that a 1.5 per cent growth was recorded for January to March of 2011. He said this positive outturn was a result of continued strong performances in mining and quarrying, tourism and agriculture and a return to positive outputs for other industries. He pointed out that for the quarter, agriculture, forestry and fisheries increased by 13.5 per cent. The main growth areas included agricultural crops, which were up 22.2 per cent; fishing, up 8.1 per cent and post harvest activities, up 59.2 per cent. “This is mainly due to replanting efforts by farmers, following Tropical Storm Nicole and favourable weather conditions,” he remarked. However, he noted that traditional export crops and animal farming declined by 0.2 per cent and 4.7 per cent, respectively. Dr. Hutchinson said that Mining and Quarrying grew by 38.8 per cent, with bauxite production increasing by 36.4 per cent. This was reflected in a 44.3 per cent increase in alumina production and a 29.2 per cent growth in crude bauxite. These increases were attributed to a number of factors, including higher industrial production, globally, reopening of the Windalco Ewarton Plant in June 2010 and higher bauxite production by the Noranda Bauxite Company. Turning to tourism, he said that total arrivals increased by 5.3 per cent. He also noted that real value added from hotels and restaurants grew by 3.7 per cent. Inflation for the review quarter was 0.5 per cent, with the main contributors being transport, up 2.2 per cent, and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, up by 6.1 per cent. “Prices were pushed mainly by higher international crude oil prices, which resulted in increased electricity and water rates, as well as transportation costs,” he said. In the meantime, the PIOJ head observed that for the fiscal year 2010 to 2011, GDP is estimated to have declined by 0.6 per cent. The goods producing industry increased by 0.9 per cent, while the services industry contracted by 1.4 per cent. PIOJ Projecting Two Percent Growth in Current Quarter Finance & Public ServiceMay 24, 2011 RelatedPIOJ Projecting Two Percent Growth in Current Quarter RelatedPIOJ Projecting Two Percent Growth in Current Quarter Advertisements RelatedPIOJ Projecting Two Percent Growth in Current Quarter By ATHALIAH REYNOLDS, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

NBTS Blood Drive Successful

first_imgRelatedIncrease in Couple Families FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail NBTS Blood Drive SuccessfulJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) is reporting that 130 units of blood were collected at its blood drive and wellness fair on Saturday, June 14, at the Kiwanis Blood Collection Centre, at the National Chest Hospital in St. Andrew.The fair, dubbed “DonorFest”, was held in recognition of World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), observed this year under the theme ‘Safe Blood for Saving Mothers.’Acting Director of the NBTS, Dr. Veronica Taylor–Porter, said the aim of ‘DonorFest’ was to highlight the importance of providing expectant mothers with timely access to safe blood and blood products to prevent maternal deaths.“This is geared towards decreasing maternal and infant mortality rates and we want to draw the attention of the entire country to the fact that regular voluntary blood donation provides critical support to new mothers and their babies,” she told JIS News.Dr. Taylor-Porter noted that when one unit of blood is donated, three lives are saved, and the centre is therefore happy for the donation.She stressed the importance of having a healthy lifestyle in order to become an eligible blood donor, noting that in the past there was a high number of willing donors who had to be deferred due to low blood count.The National Blood Transfusion Service Director said that she was encouraged by the fact that 130 units of blood were collected from 149 registered donors.  This shows a deferral rate of 13 per cent, which is below the national average of 30 percent, she said.Dr. Taylor-Porter noted that the rate compared favourably with the 34 per cent deferral at the 2013 WBDD collection where 123 units were collected from 186 registered donors.“This improvement in the deferral rate may be due to different factors, such as more persons focusing on healthier lifestyles; the appeal for blood donors reaching a segment of the population that was more committed to healthy living; and more people responding to the Ministry of Health’s ongoing focus on reducing lifestyle illnesses,” she explained.To prepare adequately for donation and to reduce the possibility of deferral, Dr. Taylor-Porter is encouraging persons to become familiar with the eligibility requirements which include increasing their intake of iron-rich foods and Vitamin C.The Wellness Fair featured information booths and talks from entities within the health fraternity. To facilitate parents and caregivers, a Kiddies’ Village was also set up.The event was co-sponsored by South-East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) along with private sector interests. RelatedMOH and SRC Partner on Sewage Treatment Project Photo: ContributedRegistered Nurse/Phlebotomist at the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), Sonjay Stewart prepares to take blood from Chairperson of the 115th Anniversary Planning Committee of the St. Hugh’s Past Students Association, Deanne Clarke. Occasion was the NBTS blood drive and wellness fair dubbed ‘Donorfest’ held June 14 at the Kiwanis Blood Collection Centre, at the National Chest Hospital in St. Andrew. St. Hugh’s was one of the sponsors of the event.center_img NBTS Blood Drive Successful Health & WellnessJune 18, 2014Written by: Peta-Gay Hodges Story HighlightsThe National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) is reporting that 130 units of blood were collected at its blood drive and wellness fair on Saturday, June 14.The fair, dubbed The aim of ‘DonorFest’ was to highlight the importance of providing expectant mothers with timely access to safe blood and blood products to prevent maternal deaths. Advertisements RelatedSandals Foundation Donates Equipment to St. Ann’s Bay Hospitallast_img read more

Jury deadlocks in murder trial

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeJury deadlocks in murder trial Feb. 03, 2016 at 7:55 amCrimeJury deadlocks in murder trialMatthew Hall5 years agoChristopher Chonan OsumiGil Verasteguijurylos angeles county district attorney’s officelos angeles murderMeliton Lorenzo Lopezmurdermurder trialNewsRicardo SantiagoSanta Monicasanta monica news The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office plans to retry an accused murderer after a jury deadlocked during the first trial.Prosecutors were attempting to secure the conviction of Meliton Lorenzo Lopez for the gang-related murder of 29-year-old Santa Monica resident Gil Verastegui, who was shot along with another man while standing in an alley near the corner of 16th Street and Michigan Avenue in 2013.The jury reported its impasse Feb. 1 and the District Attorney’s office said on Feb. 2 they would retry the case with a pre-trial hearing already set for March 8.Verastegui, who was described at the time of the killing by police as a local gang member, was in the alley to the rear of the building around 8:15 a.m. with another man when Lopez and Christopher Chonan Osumi allegedly pulled up in a car and opened fire. Both victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were transported to a local trauma center for treatment, where Verastegui later succumbed to his injuries.Osumi and Lopez were charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder with gang allegations. The complaint alleged Osumi personally discharged a handgun.A third suspect, Noah Jason Farris, was also arrested at a nearby apartment and charged with being an accessory.Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer with the District Attorney’s Office, said Osumi pled no contest to one count of murder and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 16. Farris pled guilty in 2014 and is currently serving one year in county jail with three years of formal [email protected] :Christopher Chonan OsumiGil Verasteguijurylos angeles county district attorney’s officelos angeles murderMeliton Lorenzo Lopezmurdermurder trialNewsRicardo SantiagoSanta Monicasanta monica newsshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBeaches recovering from weekend windstormSanta Monica athletes eye future on National Signing DayYou Might Also LikeBriefsNewsBeach House Begins Community Re-Opening June 15Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsInput Invited for Marine Park Improvement ProjectsGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsPublic Health Emphasizes the Importance of Vaccinations as Distancing and Masking Guidelines Relax Next WeekGuest Author2 days agoBriefsNews“Righting Our Wrongs” performance on June 11Guest Author2 days agoBriefsNewsSEATTLE Feds plan to curtail West Coast salmon fishing to help orcasGuest Author2 days agoColumnsNewsOpinionYour Column HereYour column hereGuest Author2 days agolast_img read more

EC urges mobile industry to hurry up on 5G

first_imgHome EC urges mobile industry to hurry up on 5G Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Gunther Oettinger, the European commissioner for the digital economy, called CEOs from Europe’s leading operators and vendors to a meeting today about progress on 5G.Oettinger wrote to the CEOs of Europe’s ten leading telecoms firms to say “Europe must be a leader in this area”, according to the Financial Times.The letter adds that the EC chief wants to create “closer EU co-ordination to achieve a timely deployment of 5G” and to develop a “home market” in Europe for 5G-based products and services.Oettinger tweeted on 8 January about “several important meetings next week about 5G, Industry40 and broadband”. The 5G meeting is scheduled in his diary for 12 January.Among others, letters were sent to the CEOs of BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Orange, Vodafone, Nokia and Ericsson.The European Commission has announced various initiatives designed to encourage 5G deployment and is reported to be worried about how economic rivals such as China, Japan and South Korea have given the technology a priority.For instance, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) this week announced a roadmap for testing 5G.However, the development of 5G is not just a matter of competition between countries and economic blocs, it’s also about collaboration. The EC signed an agreement in September with China to make “5G a reality by 2020” and has similar agreements with South Korea and Japan. Tags Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Richard Handford Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelonacenter_img Author Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 JAN 2016 Asia Previous ArticleNubia details international expansion plansNext ArticleT-Mobile US’ Legere issues EFF apology over Binge On spat 5GEClast_img read more

Norway latest to threaten Huawei 5G ban

first_img Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Previous ArticleIBM launches weather service despite tracking stormNext ArticleAT&T mobile chief shrugs off 5G marketing fuss Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Norway joined other western nations in expressing concerns about Chinese vendor Huawei, as the government reportedly considers banning the company from participating in its 5G infrastructure deployment.Speaking to Reuters, Norway’s justice minister Tor Mikkel Wara said the country shared “the same concerns as the US and Britain and that is espionage and state actors in Norway”.“This question is high priority…we want to have this in place before we build the next round of the telecom network.”Huawei faced intense scrutiny from a number of nations throughout 2018, with concerns centred around whether its equipment could pose a threat to national security.The vendor has already been banned from supplying equipment for future 5G builds in the US, Australia and New Zealand, while operators in Japan also said they would avoid the Chinese vendor.In Europe, Germany has suggested it could follow suit, while UK’s BT is planning to remove all Huawei equipment from mobile operator EE’s core 4G network within two years.When asked if it could implement its own ban on Huawei, Wara said Norway was “considering the steps taken in other countries. That is a part of it – the steps taken in the US and Britain”.Huawei currently plays a big role in Norway, with both Telenor and Telia using the company’s 4G equipment and also running tests on 5G with the vendor.Reuters said Telenor signed its first major contract with Huawei in 2009, paving the way for the Chinese company’s global expansion.Responding to Wara’s comments, Tore Orderloekken, cyber security officer at Huawei Norway maintained its equipment was secure.“Our customers in Norway have strong security requirements of us and they manage the risk in their operations in a good way.” Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 09 JAN 2019 Home Norway latest to threaten Huawei 5G ban Authorcenter_img Related FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Kavit Majithia Asia Tags 5GHuaweiNorwayTelenorTelialast_img read more

Court hears details of events that lead to the death of constable Philipa Reynolds

first_img LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Court hears details of events that lead to the death of constable Philipa Reynolds WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNew group seeks public input into new laws to tackle CyberbullyingNext articleRTC on Quigley’s Point to Muff road – Two people taken to hospital News Highland The car that was involved in the collision that resulted in the death of PSNI constable Philipa Reynolds travelled at speeds up to 80 miles per hour Derry Crown Court heard today.Shane Frane (26) whose address was given as c/o Maghaberry Prison and Conor Clarence (24) of Bond’s Hill in Derry have admitted a series of charges relating to the incident that occurred on February 9 last year.A prosecution barrister told the court that both men had been drinking heavily and taking drugs and decided to steal a car and drive to Limavady.They failed to get into the first vehicle they tried and damaged it. They then broke into a house and stole keys and a Toyota Landcruiser.CCTV showed Frane driving and the vehicle went through two sets of traffic lights.The stolen vehicle struck the armoured vehicle constable Reynolds was the rear seat passenger in and Frane and Clarence fled the scene.The barrister said: “Unfortunately the injuries to constable proved fatal.”Both men were arrested nearby.At interview Clarence said Frane had driven at 80 mph and that he had tried to get him to slow down.Frane initially denied the offence but then admitted it. The barrister said the driving was ‘entirely reckless’ and described Frane as ‘incorrigible a man who was unwilling to change his behaviour’.Defence barrister for Frane Ms Eilis McDermott QC referred to reports on her client in which he said: “There is nothing I can say that is going to make it better I am sorry.” She said ‘despite appalling behaviour that night which resulted in consequences that can never be put right’ Frane was a young man who was trying to change.She urged the court not to impose an indeterminate custodial sentence.Defence counsel for Clarence Mr. Billy McCrory said his client wanted to express ‘his extreme and profound remorse and regret’.Judge Philip Babington said he wished to offer the court’s sympathy to the Reynolds’ family.He will sentence the pair on February 4. By News Highland – January 24, 2014 Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pinterest Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Google+ Newslast_img read more

Vulnerable Donegal post offices urged make their case

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – August 23, 2018 Vulnerable Donegal post offices urged make their case RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleGAA Programme – Donegal Ladies gearing up for All Ireland Semi FinalNext articleFalcarragh man speaks out after home destroyed by fire News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews There could be renewed hope for some planned post office closures in Donegal after one was saved in North Sligo. Despite the postmaster at Cliffoney post office due to retire, An Post has confirmed that they will offer a new contract and a new postmaster or postmistress can take it over.13 post offices in Donegal have been earmarked to close with Churchill post office shutting its doors just shy of two weeks ago.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher is urging post offices in the county close to the protocol to make a case:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cfghgfhgfhgfhgfhope.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Wallabies suffer Petaia setback

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Ireland steal it at the death against Scotland

first_img 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on March 14, 2021 ‘ ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo A late penalty by flyhalf Johnny Sexton secured a hard-fought 27-24 victory for Ireland against a spirited Scottish side in Edinburgh.Jones: England have made World Cup statementMatch flowIreland came to Edinburgh with a point to prove in the all-Celtic derby. Scotland, who haven’t played since the second round, looked rusty in the first half as Ireland controlled the flow of the game. The Irish lineout caused Scotland a world of problems with the men in blue only winning one out of their first seven throws.An early try by inside centre Robbie Henshaw put the home side under pressure. Though Scotland did well to fight back with two late tries in the second half from ex-Stormer Huw Jones and Hamish Watson, ultimately a late penalty was enough for Ireland to sneak home. They’ll be pleased to come away with the victory after a difficult season to date.Key Player Although the Irish pack collectively impressed, it was Henshaw who really stood out for the visitors. In addition to capitalising upon the bouncing ball to score an opportunistic try, he was abrasive on attack and a stalwart on defence. He’ll particularly remember clashing with Duhan van der Merwe and coming out the victor when he bundled the big winger into touch.Key MomentThe match-winning moment was undoubtedly Ryan Baird’s chargedown of Scottish scrumhalf Ali Price in the 77th minute. Scotland’s Hamish Watson had just scored to bring the two sides level and it looked as though Scotland may have done enough to overturn a 14-point deficit.Baird, however, had other ideas and effected a brilliant chargedown following the restart to put Scotland under pressure. The penalty from the ensuing ruck was calmly slotted by Johnny Sexton to ensure that the Irish came away with a tough-fought victory.Scotland – Tries: Russell, Jones, Watson. Conversions: Russell, Hogg (2). Penalty: Russell.Ireland- Tries: Henshaw, Beirne. Conversion: Sexton. Penalties: Sexton (5).ALSO READ: What’s in our latest issue?Subscribe here ‘ Ireland steal it at the death against Scotland  264  8 BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘center_img Posted in Six Nations, Top headlines, Top story Hero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndo From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVFormer Springbok, Bulls, Lions and Stormers scrumhalf Jano Vermaak names a team of the best he played alongside and against.SA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by Andre-Pierre Cronje ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo Johnny Sexton kicks at goal ‘last_img read more