Antitoxin for infant botulism slashes hospital stays

first_img BIG-IV is made from blood plasma donated by CDHS laboratory workers and colleagues who were previously immunized with botulinum toxoid because they work with the toxin. The product contains antibodies against botulinum toxin types A and B, which cause almost all cases of infant botulism in the United States, according to the report. Subsequent use of the drug to treat several hundred babies in an open-label study saved more than 20 patient-years of hospitalization and $34 million in hospital charges, according to the report in the Feb 2 New England Journal of Medicine. The study was authored by Stephen S. Arnon and colleagues, of the California Department of Health Services (CDHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the University of California, Berkeley. Feb 8, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A human-derived antitoxin for babies with botulism shortened their hospital stays by an average of more than 3 weeks and reduced average hospital bills by about $88,000 in a randomized trial, according to a recent report. The authors write that because botulism is now classified as a category A biological weapon, a larger supply of human antitoxin than can be derived from blood plasma is needed, and a recombinant antitoxin is in development. The randomized trial included 122 infants who were hospitalized in California with botulism over a 5-year period from 1992 to 1997. (All infants hospitalized with suspected botulism were potential participants, but only those with laboratory-confirmed cases were included in the results.) Fifty-nine patients received BIG-IV; 63 received a placebo. The authors calculated that the open-label study saved a total of 20.3 years of hospitalization time and $34.2 million in hospital charges. In the open-label study, BIG-IV was offered in cases of infant botulism, first in California and later in other states, between the end of the randomized trial and licensing of the drug in October 2003. For the 366 patients who were treated within 7 days of hospital admission, the mean hospital stay was 2.2 weeks and the average hospital bill was $57,900. The average hospital stay for patients treated within the first 3 days after admission was 2.0 weeks, significantly shorter than the 2.9 weeks for those treated between 4 and 7 days after admission. The treatment group had an average hospital stay of 2.6 weeks and average hospital charges of $74,800, versus 5.7 weeks and $163,400 for the placebo group (P<.001 for both results). The treatment group also required significantly shorter periods of intensive care, mechanical ventilation, and tube or intravenous feeding. The benefits were significant regardless of whether patients had type A or type B illness.center_img See also: “We conclude that BIG-IV . . . is a safe and effective treatment for infant botulism type A and type B,” the article states. “Treatment should be given as soon as possible after hospital admission and should not be delayed for confirmatory testing of feces or enema.” Arnon SS, Schechter R, Maslanka SE, et al. Human botulism immune globulin for the treatment of infant botulism. N Engl J Med 2006;354(5):462-71 [Abstract] A botulism antitoxin derived from vaccinated horses is available for adults in the United States, but serious side effects deter its use in infants. To fill this gap, the California Department of Health Services developed the human-derived antitoxin, called Botulism Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), or BIG-IV. The Food and Drug Administration licensed the drug as BabyBIG in 2003. Between 80 and 110 cases of infant botulism are reported each year in the United States, making it an orphan disease, the report says. The illness usually occurs when babies swallow Clostridium botulinum spores, which grow in the large intestine and produce botulinum toxin. The toxin enters the bloodstream and binds to nerves at neuromuscular junctions, leading to paralysis. California Department of Health Services’ Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program read more

‘Night fell’: Hong Kong’s first month under China security law

first_img‘A second handover’ Despite assurances that the law would only target an “extreme minority”, certain peaceful political views became illegal overnight and the precedent-setting headlines have come at a near-daily rate.”The overnight change was so dramatic and so severe, it felt as momentous as a second handover,” Antony Dapiran, a Hong Kong lawyer who has written books about the city’s politics, told AFP.”I don’t think anyone expected it would be as broad-reaching as it proved to be, nor that it would be immediately wielded in such a draconian way as to render a whole range of previously acceptable behavior suddenly illegal.”The law itself was new territory. It bypassed Hong Kong’s legislature — its contents kept secret until the moment it was enacted — and toppled the firewall between the mainland and Hong Kong’s vaunted independent judiciary.China claimed jurisdiction for some serious cases and enabled its security agents to operate openly in the city for the first time, moving into a requisitioned luxury hotel.Officially the law targets subversion, secession, terrorism and colluding with foreign forces. But much like similar laws on the mainland used to crush dissent, the definitions were broad.Inciting hatred of the government, supporting foreign sanctions and disrupting the operation of Hong Kong’s government all count as national security crimes, and Beijing claimed the right to prosecute anyone in the world.Hong Kongers did not have to wait long to see how the letter of the law might be applied.The first arrests came on 1 July, the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover, mainly against people possessing banners or other objects carrying pro-independence slogans.One man who allegedly drove a motorbike into police while flying an independence flag was the first to be charged — with terrorism and secession.The law was felt in many other ways.Schools and libraries pulled books deemed to breach the new law. Protest murals disappeared from streets and restaurants. Teachers were ordered to keep politics out of classrooms. Local police were handed wide surveillance tools — without the need for court approval — and were given powers to order internet takedowns.On Monday Jimmy Lai — a local media mogul and one of the city’s most vocal Beijing critics — was arrested under the new law along with six other people, accused of colluding with foreign forces. Chung describes the law in stark terms.”I think night just fell on Hong Kong,” the 19-year-old told AFP after his release on bail, the investigation ongoing.A political earthquake has coursed through the former British colony since the national security law came into effect on 30 June.Under the handover deal with London, Beijing agreed to let Hong Kong keep certain freedoms and autonomy until 2047, helping its transformation into a world-class financial center. Teenager Tony Chung said he was walking outside a shopping mall when police officers from Hong Kong’s new national security unit swooped, bundled him into a nearby stairwell and tried to scan his face to unlock his phone.Chung’s alleged crime was to write comments on social media that endangered national security, one of four students — including a 16-year-old girl — detained for the same offence that day.The arrests were made under a sweeping new law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong in late June, radically changing the once-freewheeling business hub. Topics :center_img Political crackdownThe roll-out combined with a renewed crackdown on pro-democracy politicians.In July, authorities announced 12 prospective candidates, including four sitting legislators, were banned from standing in upcoming local elections.They were struck off for having unacceptable political views, such as campaigning to block legislation by winning a majority, or criticizing the national security law.City leader Lam later postponed the election by a year, citing a sudden rise in coronavirus cases. Three prominent academics and government critics lost their university jobs. Media started having visa issues including The New York Times, which announced it would move some of its Asia newsroom to South Korea.Gwyneth Ho, one of the disqualified election candidates, described the security law’s suppression of freedoms as “obvious and quick”.”We are now in uncharted territory,” she told AFP.Nonetheless, Ho remained optimistic.”The people’s fighting spirit is still there, waiting for a moment to erupt,” she said.”Hong Kong people have not surrendered.” The security law — a response to last year’s huge and often-violent pro-democracy protests — upended that promise. Last week the United States placed sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials, including city leader Carrie Lam.last_img read more

A landmark home, which sits at the highest point in Teneriffe has sold under the hammer

first_img32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.“It has a grandeur yet as soon as you enter the door you feel welcomed. It’s been a very welcoming and gracious home to live in.” 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.In all seven bidders lined up to secure the house with bidding starting at $3 million before quickly increasing to $4 million before selling under the hammer. Megan Ward at her Teneriffe home which sold at auction. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonA LANDMARK home, which sits at the highest point in Teneriffe has sold under the hammer for $4.405 million, one of the highest prices achieved in the suburb for a non-riverfront property in more than a decade. 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.The home, which dates back to the 1900s is on a corner block opposite Teneriffe Park, has city views and overlooks the Brisbane River.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoOwner Megan Ward, bought the house at 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe, 11 years ago.She said anyone who walked past wanted to see inside it. 32 Teneriffe Drive, Teneriffe.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom, colonial is within walking distances of the Brisbane River, James Street and Gasworks.It was marketed through Henry Hodge of McGrath Estate Agents.last_img read more

Timetable released for State Road 46 bridge repair

first_imgBatesville, In. — Contractors for the Indiana Department of Transportation will begin work on the State Road 46 Bridge west of Batesville on Monday, July 17. Spokesman Harry MaGinnity says the goal is to have the work completed by the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, August 9.North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contracting will drive steel piling on either side of the bridge and place a 50-foot crossbeam across the center. When complete, the bridge will be a two-span structure and there will be no weight limit. The value of the work is estimated to be about $90,000.The bridge was closed in late June after an inspection uncovered structural deficiencies. During the closure heavy traffic will be required to use State Road 229, I-74 and Decatur County Road 850 East.last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: safety Will Harper commits to Class of 2016

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 12, 2015 at 7:58 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star quarterback Rex Culpepper chooses Syracuse over national powerhousesRobert Washington, 4-star recruit, verbally commits to Syracuse for Class of 2016center_img Sandy Creek (Georgia) High School safety Will Harper verbally committed to Syracuse on Friday evening.Harper’s commitment, which was first reported by, is the fifth in the Orange’s Class of 2016 and first defensive player. He confirmed his commitment via Twitter minutes later.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 6-foot, 180-pound Harper is ranked with two stars on and he also had offers from Air Force, Army and Kent State. Just three days ago, the Orange picked up its fourth verbal pledge from quarterback Rex Culpepper.Harper may also fit in at SU as a linebacker or nickel cornerback according to multiple media reports. He is the sixth player from Georgia to choose the Orange since the Class of 2014.Prior to Culpepper, Syracuse’s last commit came on April 25 when four-star running back Robert Washington pledged to SU. Wide receiver Sadiq Palmer and offensive tackle Cam DeGeorge round out the rest of the class. Commentslast_img read more

USC science students launch social media app

first_imgAt the beginning of Jack O’Grady’s freshman year at USC, he found himself wishing for a way to know what his friends were up to and what events were happening on campus. Now a sophomore majoring in physics, O’Grady has developed an app called Packup that allows users to see what both friends and strangers are up to in real time.“Everyone is within a one-mile radius, hanging out 24/7,” O’Grady said. “It was so different from high school, the dynamic of constantly making plans. So I started toying with the idea of being able to see who’s free and who’s not, and through a year and a half of iteration arrived at where we are now.”The app allows users to indicate their availability with a red, yellow or green light. It also provides two feeds, one with friends and one with strangers, where people can share binocular-shaped photos of their location and present activity. Packup currently has a little over 400 users, including many USC students.“We are really interested in the idea of presence — what are people doing right now?” O’Grady said. “It goes beyond just your friends but everyone around you because they’re the ones influencing how popular a cafe is, how long the lines will be. We wanted a way to connect people in real time to help them explore places, figure out where to go.”As his idea expanded into something tangible, O’Grady found himself in need of more manpower, so he recruited two other USC students to join his team. Quinn Ellis, a sophomore majoring in computer science, assumes the role of chief technology officer and does most of the programming, and Peter Kaminski, also a sophomore majoring in computer science, manages the data and server backings. Each has their own area of expertise, but together, they were able to combine their talents to build Packup.“Jack and I started last year around October, so it’s been a year and a few months,” Ellis said. “I did all the programming until over the summer [when] we hired Peter Kaminski, who does a lot of the back end stuff. Every time we do a small launch and get feedback, there’s a lot of stuff we learn, and there’s a lot of stuff we have to change that we thought was going to work, but didn’t.”The team readily admits that the photo-sharing app seems similar to social media giants such as Instagram or Snapchat right now. But they were quick to emphasize the real time aspect of Packup as well as its utility and ease in helping create instant plans.“We found that even though the pictures are different, it’s still just a picture,” Ellis said. “You post on Instagram a picture you’ve spent time on, [while on] Snapchat you post if you’re doing something cool. But they’re not about what you’re doing right now, or if you want to go do something with your friends.”The team learned early on that building from the ground up is a challenge. After a wave of initial enthusiasm, user growth stagnated. An exciting moment came, however, when Packup was picked up by Science, Inc., an incubator located in Santa Monica, Calif. that supports promising startups.“Before it was just an idea. We would meet up on campus at night and work on it,” O’Grady said. “But getting a term sheet and our first outside funding from the incubator brought us to the next level and gave us a big resurge in energy.”Additionally, the group has ambitious goals in their experiments with virtual reality. Though they are starting small with 360-degree photography, they hope to eventually graduate to full-on, immersive and three-dimensional experiences in collaboration with Google Cardboard or other VR headsets.“We’re trying to focus on creating a go-to platform for virtual reality, where people can meet up with their friends through VR and do things together,” Kaminski said. “Next month, we’ll have standard VR photos where you can pan around the photos, see it from 360 degrees.”Throwing all their energy and efforts into Packup, the developers hope that the app will become successful enough to turn into a full-time job after college.“I’d really like to see Packup take off and become something people really value when using their phone,” Kaminski said. “It’d be really satisfying not to have to look for a job after college, just start working on something full-time that had originally been just a side project.”last_img read more

Softball: Wisconsin splits doubleheader with Green Bay

first_imgThe Wisconsin softball team’s doubleheader against Green Bay began positively for the Badgers, but unfortunately for Wisconsin, the difference between game one and two was night and day.Wisconsin (18-23, 3-10 Big Ten) kicked off their doubleheader against Green Bay with an impressive 6-2 victory over the Phoenix (13-19), but the Badgers were unable to keep the momentum going in the second game, losing 15-9 to the Phoenix to snap their two-game win streak.After freshman Mariah Watts picked up the win for the Badgers in game one, Wisconsin sent freshman Annie Davis out to the mound in game two to try to pick up the sweep. Davis ultimately struggled in her fifth start of the year, giving up 11 earned runs in four and two-thirds innings.Wisconsin head coach Yvette Healy said after the game that the inexperienced Davis was put into a tough position because they would have liked to have started their top starter, Taylor-Paige Stewart, but ultimately elected not to to rest her after throwing a lot of pitches in their previous series against Iowa.“We made a choice not to throw Taylor tonight, our number one,” Healy said. “She threw a lot against Iowa, more than 200 pitches, so I think their well-being is always going to be the main thing.”Wisconsin had no issues hitting the ball in game two, but the Phoenix responded strongly each time Wisconsin put runs on the board.The Badgers started out hot in game two when a Chloe Miller RBI single gave Wisconsin a 1-0 lead in the first inning. After the Phoenix tied it up in the top of the second, freshman Kelsey Jenkins hit a RBI double, clearing the bases, to give Wisconsin a 5-2 lead after two innings of play.Both teams went back and forth putting runs up on the board until the fifth inning when Green Bay’s Abby Brinkmeier hit into a fielder’s choice that allowed Kelli Hutchinson to score and tie the game at seven.After Green Bay continued to rally in the fifth to jump out to a 9-7 lead, Wisconsin continued to fight back when Nyah Rodman singled to bring them within one. But from that point on, it would be all Green Bay.Green Bay broke the game open in the top of the sixth inning, erupting for six runs mainly due to a two-out grand slam by Miranda Spangberg that gave Green Bay a six run lead.The Badgers got another run across in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it would not be enough to stop Green Bay to earn a split in the doubleheader with a 15-9 win.Although Wisconsin could not stop Green Bay from scoring, Wisconsin’s nine runs were nonetheless a solid offensive performance. After the game, Healy offered praise for freshman Kelsey Jenkins, who went 3-5 with three RBI on the day.“Kelsey Jenkins as a freshman had an awesome day,” Healy said. “It was really fun to watch her and a couple other lefties get things done.”While Healy was disappointed not to get the win, she still saw positives her team could take from the game, especially in a down year.“It was nice to see some positives,” Healy said. “You always want to come out and get the wins you can, but seasons like this, you’re working on just getting better.”In game one of the doubleheader, Watts threw seven innings, giving up only two runs (one earned) on five hits while striking out four.The Badgers started the scoring right away in the bottom of the first inning, scoring two runs on four hits, but the Phoenix responded with a run in its half of the second inning. Wisconsin added another run in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead after two innings of play.With Watts dealing on the mound, the Badgers added three insurance runs over the fifth and sixth innings to pull ahead 6-2, where the score would stay for the rest of the game.Seven Badgers recorded hits in game one with Miller and Jenkins leading the way at three hits apiece. Miller and Ashley Van Zeeland each had two RBIs for Wisconsin in the first game.Wisconsin’s next chance to get back on track will come Friday when they travel to Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini in a three game series. Healy is optimistic considering they will have Stewart back on the hill.“Taylor’s going to be back out there against Illinois,” Healy said. “She threw great against Iowa, so we’re looking forward to that.”last_img read more

Football’s dangers too much to overlook

first_imgMy kids will never play football.This is a conversation that we have a lot around the sports office at the Daily Trojan. Whenever it comes up, the debate is short. Yes, football is a fun sport — if not the most fun sport — to watch. But it seems ridiculous, almost villainous, to allow our children to play.I love football. My parents met at a bar owned by a former Kansas City Chiefs player and got engaged at Arrowhead Stadium. In the fall I live and breathe the sport along with most of the USC campus. It’s hard not to love everything about the game — the touching back stories; the arcing deep tosses to the end zone; the dazzling trick plays; and, of course, the big hits.So much of football is based upon the sport’s simple brutality. There is a beauty in its violence, something extremely primal and exceedingly satisfying that keeps us coming back for more. There’s a reason the NFL generated over $13 billion in 2016; the game gained popularity for transforming physical, grungy, head-to-head competition into sheer entertainment. And when a football game is on, it’s hard to look away.And yet I repeat, unflinchingly, that my children will never put on pads and a helmet. It won’t even be an option, and I won’t feel any guilt for keeping them from the sport, even if they love it, crave it or claim that they need it. If you need an explanation, just open The New York Times. Three days ago, the paper reported on a study produced by a Boston University research team specializing in concussion research among football players.The researchers found that children who play tackle football before the age of 12 are likely to struggle with brain problems later in life. Playing even a season between the ages of eight and 13 causes boys to suffer from diminished brain function throughout the rest of their lives. In short, football destroys the minds of the young and often clueless children who play it.Honestly, the study affirms what common sense should have already told any parent signing their child up for Pop Warner. This isn’t all that surprising if you think about the basics of the game: tackling on defense and breaking tackles on offense. This is a game of big hits, and it celebrates every body-to-body clash.Take the USC offense, for example. One of the aspects of the offense I laud the most is the ability of the running backs to power through contact. The backs earn most of their rushing yards after an initial hit, breaking tackles to sprint into the open field. Sometimes, these yards come from breaking sloppy arm tackles or hurdling over diving defenders. But often, the running backs earn these yards by lowering their heads, slamming into a defender and continuing to power forward.Meanwhile, our defense prides itself in its ability to “set its jaw” and provide hard hits. These players aim to meet the offense at the line of scrimmage and not give up an inch. Their success is based on the physical ability to outlast and overpower any opponents.It’s truly impossible to watch these players in action without acknowledging that damage must be occurring. These players are huge — 210 pounds and heavier, built of solid muscle — and they move at high speeds for spectacular crashing tackles. And although empirical evidence such as the study from Boston University validates this knowledge, the fact that football isn’t safe is intrinsic to the game itself.I’ll be watching the game on Saturday, and I’ll most likely continue to report on it for years to come. But the one thing that I am set upon is never adding another number to the statistics. I won’t let my children play football because I don’t think any more brains need to be damaged by this sport.And I urge others to do the same. I will never deny the appeal of football. It’s an intense, addicting game to watch. It’s been a central part of my life, my family and my career for as long as I can remember. It’s pure, unadulterated fun — but only when watched through a lens of ignorance.We must reach a breaking point. Whether it’s stories of players dropping dead in high school, or repeated studies showing that we risk our children’s lives by putting them in this sport before they can pronounce chronic traumatic encephalopathy, we must reach a breaking point. There is only so long that we can continue to go on with our eyes shut, watching this game while ignoring what happens when it ends. And when we open our eyes, I think every football fan will see the truth — the lifespan of football has an expiration date, and it starts with the children of our generation.Julia Poe is a junior studying print and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, Poe’s Perspective, runs Wednesdays.last_img read more

Indian and international athletes react to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games postponement

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4jxju( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sgx2vWould you ever consider trying this?😱4s1rswCan your students do this? 🌚4fabRoller skating! Powered by Firework The biggest sporting event of this year, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games saw a shocking a year of postponement amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Following a joint conference including the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee yesterday, the decision has been taken to push the grand event forward into 2021. The decision has been widely accepted with praise, and many Olympians and former athletes have expressed their jubilation over the mammoth decision.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyMany athletes from India, who were setting themselves up for their best performance at the grand event to skyrocket India’s possible medal tally, now have gained a whole long year before they set foot in Japan in July next year. From veteran Olympic stalwarts to the debutantes, many athletes from India and all over the world have taken it to Twitter to react to the grand news. Below are some of those tweets:Advertisement As we stand together to meet today’s challenges, we can dream about a wonderful Olympics in a beautiful country. Now is the time to support all those working to heal the sick and keep us all healthy.— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) March 24, 20203/3 As far as my sporting future is concerned, the decision obviously has an impact. I will take my time and discuss my options together with my family and team before coming to a decision in the weeks to come. All the best to everyone! 📸Tiziano Ballabio— Nicola Spirig (@NicolaSpirig) March 24, 2020🇺🇸 #Tokyo2021— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) March 24, 2020As needed as it is, 💔😢😔 for every athletes especially gymnasts who’ve started this journey so young,worked as hard of even harder for this….BUT We will regroup and “replan” to get back strong for 2021! A new story begins 💪🏻— Cecile Landi (@CLcecile) March 24, 2020The 2021 Olympics, a first time in the history of the quadrennial sporting event’s history that will break away from its 4 year gap, and the first cancellation since the 1940 and 1944 Olympics during the Second World War.Also read-Football helps out: Players and teams who have done charity to aid the Coronavirus crisisVirat Kohli and Anushka Sharma relay an important Coronavirus message to India Advertisementlast_img read more

Ico Aguilar, winger of Real Madrid in the 70s, dies

first_imgAt Real Madrid he would win 5 Leagues and two Cups. His fantastic, quick and stylish sport didn’t catch on in the eye of the white fan. After spending eight seasons, he ended up leaving, first to Sporting, the place he spent two seasons, after which returned to the Spanish capital, to serve at Rayo Vallecano for a pair of seasons earlier than hanging up his boots. Later he could be coach of RSD Alcalá and Logroñés. He was additionally 3 times worldwide with the Spanish Nationwide Staff: he debuted with a aim in opposition to Cyprus in the Granada stadium of Los Cármenes. Relaxation in peace.Real Madrid assertionReal Madrid C. F., its president and its Board of Administrators deeply remorse the loss of life of Ico Aguilar, one of the nice historic gamers who wore the shirt of our membership between 1971 and 1979.Real Madrid desires to specific its condolences and its affection and affection to his spouse Eva, their kids Daniel and Virginia, their grandchildren Belén and Rodrigo and all their family and family members.Throughout his eight seasons at Real Madrid he performed 190 video games, scored 50 objectives and gained 5 Leagues and a couple of Cups from Spain. It was worldwide with the Spanish group. Ico Aguilar has handed away at 71 years of age. Real Madrid extends its condolences to all Madridistas. Francisco Javier Aguilar García, popularly often called Ico Aguilar, died at the age of 71. Ico Aguilar performed for Real Madrid from the 1971-72 marketing campaign till 1978-79. In these eight seasons He performed 190 video games with the white shirt, scoring 50 objectives. Their distribution is as follows: 144 League matches (34 objectives), 28 Cup matches (11 objectives), eight European Cup matches (one aim), 4 Recopa matches (one aim) and 6 UEFA Cup matches, with three objectives scored.Born in Santander (03-26-1949), he was found by Laureano Ruiz, the nice mentor of Cantabrian soccer, that took him away from handball and made him give attention to soccer. Finish of these of a lifetime, from the boot caught to the lime, his good performances in Racing, which he entered when the Santander group was energetic in the Third Division, at the finish of the 1960s. In 1970 he promoted to Second with the Cantabrian group: in a tiebreaker match performed at the Bernabéu he scored a key aim in opposition to Ilicitano. In accordance with what they are saying, his efficiency was so prodigious that Madrid determined to signal him after that match. It additionally has the honor of being the creator of Racing’s 2,000 aim in its historical past. In 1971, and as a consequence of his performances with the racinguista group, He was signed by Madrid in an operation that additionally included his teammates Santillana (he all the time says that the good of the three was Aguilar) and Corral, who was a goalkeeper (the first Cantabrian goalkeeper to win a Zamora Trophy). The Cantabrian group had a debt of some 23 million pesetas at the time, and this triple switch helped it, in line with some, to forestall the disappearance of the El Sardinero stadium; in line with others, that of the membership itself.last_img read more