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Trump administration says drug makers will work together to combat coronavirus

first_img“You seem to know what the answer is to this,” Trump said. “Get it done. We need it.”Pressed on whether the vaccine would be ready in the short timeframe he desired, Trump said he had heard from the leaders at the table a range of three to four months to a year. But Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, stepped in and urged those at the table to correct the president’s impression.”He’s asking the question: When is it going to be deployable? And that is going to be at the earliest a year to a year and a half,” Fauci said.Trump, who has sought to suggest a vaccine would be ready before health professionals have indicated, followed up after Fauci’s comments: “You think that’s right?”Attendees assured him that treatments, rather than a vaccine itself, could be ready before that.Attendees included the chief executives of Gilead Sciences Inc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, Moderna Inc and GlaxoSmithKline Plc as well as research and development executives from Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi SA, all of which are working on vaccines or treatments for the virus.Even with Trump voicing hope that the companies can accelerate their development as much as possible, executives and other experts have suggested that clinical trials to guarantee a vaccine is safe and effective could mean that it could take a minimum of 12 to 18 months to hit the market.Antiviral treatments could possibly move faster toward approval.Pfizer’s chief scientific officer, Mikael Dolsten, told Trump the company had identified compounds that had a high probability of being effective against the virus.After the meeting, Pfizer said in a statement it had identified some antiviral compounds it owns as potential treatments for coronaviruses and was working with a third party to evaluate them.It said if they proved to be good candidates and passed toxicology studies, it hoped to start testing them clinically by the end of the year.Topics : The Trump administration said on Monday it had secured commitments from top pharmaceutical companies to work together to develop a vaccine and treatments to fight the coronavirus.At a meeting with industry executives at the White House, United States President Donald Trump exhorted the companies to collaborate to speed the process of getting a vaccine and therapeutics to victims of the virus.The company leaders indicated a willingness to cooperate with one another, but did not lay out how that would happen. The White House, which has clashed previously with the pharmaceutical industry over high drug prices and has been struggling in recent weeks to show it is on top of the virus response, saw the meeting as a victory.”This is all hands on deck. And the news out of this meeting that you’ve already formed a consortia … now we know they will be working together to create therapeutics and ultimately a new vaccine,” Vice President Mike Pence said as the session drew to a close.The global death toll from the illness caused by the new coronavirus now exceeds 3,000, with more than 60 countries affected. In the United States, there have been more than 90 cases, with six deaths.Trump pressed the representatives at the table about their timeframes for getting a vaccine ready and took upbeat comments from some of the company leaders to mean that it could be ready to deploy within months.last_img read more

Arsenal struggling with move for goalkeeper David Raya as Brentford stand firm

first_img Phil HaighTuesday 8 Sep 2020 8:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares Arsenal struggling with move for goalkeeper David Raya as Brentford stand firm Advertisement David Raya has caught the eye at Brentford (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are keen on Brentford goalkeeper David Raya but the Championship club are standing firm and insisting the stopper is not for sale.The Gunners have an uncertain situation with their goalkeepers with Bernd Leno and Emiliano Martinez battling it out for the place in the first team.Martinez deputised for the injured Leno so impressively at the end of last season that he now feels he deserves the gloves and will not play understudy for the German again.If Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reverts to picking Leno as first choice then Martinez is almost certain to leave, which will mean the Gunners need to sign a new back-up ‘keeper.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThey are looking at Raya to fulfil this role after impressing for Blackburn and now Brentford in the Championship.The 24-year-old Spaniard came through the Blackburn academy and was signed by the Bees last summer for around £3m, making 49 appearances for them this season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Telegraph report that he would be keen on the move to Arsenal, and he has told his club as much, but Brentford are adamant that he is not for sale.The Bees are reportedly not even willing to negotiate for their ‘keeper, although this may of course change if he looks to force through a move or Arsenal make a substantial bid.Aston Villa have made a second bid to sign Martinez as they look to pounce on the situation at the Emirates and snap up the Argentine.The second offer is reportedly close to Arsenal’s £20m valuation of the goalkeeper, but he will not be allowed to leave until they sign a suitable replacement.MORE: Aston Villa submit second offer for Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano MartinezMORE: Dani Ceballos reveals influence of Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on his developmentFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Athletics star Sally Pearson is selling her Gold Coast home

first_imgThe couple own one other property on the Coast. Pic Adam Head It’s modern and open.“The $1 million to $2 million price point is currently very active and I have already received numerous enquiries from prospective buyers who are showing interest,” he said.“Sally and Kieran have invested a lot of money into the extensive renovations over the last couple of years and the property presentation is outstanding. MORE NEWS: Huge interest in Seychelles The pool is slightly elevated and overlooks the two residences. MORE NEWS: Melbourne businessman selling Coast sub-penthouse Australian athlete Sally Pearson has listed her Gold Coast home on the market. Pic Adam HeadCHAMPION hurdler and Coast golden girl Sally Pearson has listed her Helensvale home on the market with a million-dollar price tag.The acreage estate, which has two residences and a pool, hit the market earlier this week with an asking price of more than $1.199 million.Property records show the athletics star and her husband Keiran bought the property in 2015 for more than $900,000.Marketing agent Julian Porter, of Harcourts Pacific Pines, said he’d already had strong interest in the property. The home has been renovated since Pearson and her husband Kieran bought it in 2015. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“There is really nothing more for the new owner to do here. “All the hard work is done so they can just move in and enjoy.”Among its features is a large room being used as a gym, which Mr Porter described as “fit for an Olympic athlete”. The perfect spot to entertain guests.The house also has an automatic security gate with intercom and CCTV.Mr Porter helped the couple sell their Pacific Pines home for $727,000 in 2015.“I have assisted Sally and Kieran with their real estate matters for many years now and they are lovely people,” he said.“Very down to earth, always professional and just an absolute pleasure to work with.”Property records show Pearson, who is known for leading a private lifestyle away from the track, owns one other Gold Coast property with her husband.The Helensvale State High School product has long led Australia’s athletics charge, winning a gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics.She was forced to withdrawn from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last year because of an injury. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Red Cross calls for more volunteers on the heels of Red Cross Day Sunday

first_imgLocalNews Red Cross calls for more volunteers on the heels of Red Cross Day Sunday by: – May 6, 2011 Share Share 13 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share All plans are in place to commemorate Red Cross Day on Sunday. As part of the Red Cross Week observance a simulation exercise was done this afternoon at the Digicel Office in Roseau.Director General of the Dominica Red Cross Mrs. Kathlyn Pinard Byrne said the purpose is to raise the awareness among the public.“We had the onlookers paying attention to the procedures that were being carried out and the intent of it is to draw attention and to promote the role of Red Cross volunteers,” she said.According to Byrne, the provision of first aid training and services is one of the major activities of the Red Cross.“We are also looking to recruit new volunteers and volunteers and can non Red Cross members as well but when you join us, we provide you with a number of skills,” she said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Martinez: We will develop players

first_imgEverton manager Roberto Martinez has assured England boss Roy Hodgson that the Merseyside club will do all they can to develop their young English players. But the duo have been backed to be called up when England kick off their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in September. Martinez knows how important it is as a Premier League club to produce young homegrown players, and he told evertonfc.com: “From our point of view, we always pride ourselves on helping the England camp as much as we can in producing good youngsters and making as many available as possible. That will always be the case. “It’s always good to see players from Everton representing the national team and in the case of the youngsters, we’re very excited about the ones we have. “We’re going to protect and develop John, Ross and the others underneath to fulfil their potential because they’re going to have a terrific future for England and the English game in general.” The former Swansea boss admitted he was delighted that Barkley got his chance – alongside Toffees favourites Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka – in Brazil and believes the experience can only be a positive one. He added: “I don’t view things for England in the short-term. I look at different aspects and signs and I was really impressed with many of them. “Looking to the future, this World Cup is going to really help the players to be successful in the European Championship or next World Cup. “Of course, you want to win games and progress but this tournament was to look at other things for the future. “I thought the attitude in both games from the England team was very positive, playing eye-to-eye with really experienced sides and the benefits of that will be there.” Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley is one of many Young Lions currently in Brazil for the World Cup finals with the national team – despite their early exit from the competition – and defender John Stones, also 20, was named first on the stand-by list if needed. Successive 2-1 losses to Italy on June 14 and Uruguay last week made sure England are unable to qualify from Group D ahead of Tuesday’s final match where they take on Costa Rica. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Asian Games Asian Games 2018, Day 4: India’s complete Schedule, Timings, Live Coverage and more

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a golden day for Indian athletics as shooters dominated India’s medal haul in the Asian Games 2018 Tuesday. The 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary, son of a farmer, became the youngest Indian shooter to strike gold with a Games record of 240.7 in the 10m air pistol event in a field of Olympic and world champions, the one in which lawyer-cum-marksman Abhishek Verma (219.3) picked up a bronze to justify his hobby in Palembang.Then came Sanjeev Rajput, who clinched a silver in the 50m rifle 3 positions event to continue his efforts of achieving excellence.Also read | Farmer’s son Saurabh Chaudhary shoots Asian Games gold on senior debut at 16Meanwhile, an unexpected maiden bronze trickled in from the sepak takraw made the day 3 event in Jakarta memorable for India. Another medal secured in wrestling arena with Divya Kakran picking up a bronze in the women’s 68kg categoryWith this India placed at the seventh spot in the Asian Games medal tally and secured three gold, three silver and four bronze so far.Also, Day 4 has a series of exciting matches lined up and the fans are definitely in for a treat as Indian athletes eye for more medals in Asia’s Asian sporting extravaganza.Read | Asian Games 2018: Who is Saurabh Chaudhary? Meet India’s 16-year-old gold medallistARCHERY:                 Women’s Compound – Trisha Deb, Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Madhumita Kumari, Muskan Kirar: 8:00 AM                 Men’s Compound – Sangrampreet Singh Bisla, Abhishek Verma, Rajat Chauhan, Aman Saini: 8:00 AMARTISTIC GYMNASTICS:                 Men’s: 1 PM                 Women’s team final: 5:00 PMBRIDGE :                 Men’s team qualification: Sumit Mukherjee, Debabrata Majumder, Jaggy Shivdasani, Rajeshwar Tiwari, Ajay Khare, Raju Tolani                 Mixed team (Round Robin 1): Bachiraju Satyanarayana, Rajeev Khandelwal, Gopinath Manna, Himani Khandelwal, Hema Deora, Kiran Nadar                 Super mixed team qualification: Finton Lewis, Marianne Karmakar, Bharati Dey, Vasanti Shah (All events starting at 9:00 AM)FIELD HOCKEY:                 India vs Hong Kong: 12:30 PMSHOOTING:                 Women’s: Anjum Moudgil, Gaayathri N 50m Rifle 3 Position Qualification – 8:00 AM, Gold Medal Event – 11:30 AM                 Manu Bhaker, Rahi Sarnobat 25m Pistol Qualification 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM; Gold Medal Event 11:30 PMSWIMMING:                  Men’s: Avinash Mani, Sajan Prakash 100m butterfly Qualification 8:00 AM; Gold Medal Event 5:00 PM                  Sandeep Sejwal 100m breastroke Qualification 8:00 AM, Gold Medal Event 5:23 PM                  4x100m Freestyle Relay Heat 1 (India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) 8:30 AM Gold Medal Event 5:00 PMRead | Asian Games 2018: Who is Bajrang Punia? 5 facts about India’s first gold medallistTAEKWONDO:                 8:45 AM – Men’s 80 kg Navjeet Maan (Round of 32)TENNIS:                 9:00 AM – Men’s Singles Round of 16 Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Karimov Jurabek Karimov (Uzbekistan); Men’s Singles Round of 16 – Gunneswaran Prabhakharan vs Ly Hoang Nam (Vietnam)                       11:00 AM – Men’s Doubles Quarterfinals – Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan vs C Hseing and T Yang (Chinese Taipei)                 9:00 AM Women’s Singles Quarterfinals Ankita Raina vs Eudice Wong Chong (Hong Kong China)                 9:00 AM (After) Women’s Doubles Round of 16 Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare vs G Ainitdinova and A Danilina (Kazakhstan)VOLLEYBALL:                 Men’s India vs Qatar 6:00 PMRead | Wrestler Vinesh Phogat creates history, becomes first Indian to win Asiad goldWRESTLING:                 Men’s Greco Roman: 77 kg – Gurpreet Singh vs Natal Apichai (Thailand) 12:00 PM                 87 kg Harpreet Singh vs Park Hea-geun (South Korea) 12:00 PM                 97 kg Hardeep 11:48 AM                 130 kg Naveen vs Meng Lz (China) 1:06 PMWUSHU:                 Women’s Sanda (Semi-finals) – Naorem Roshibina Devi vs Cai Yingying (China) – 8:00 AM                 Men’s Sanda (Semifinals) 8:00 AM For all the Latest Sports News News, Asian Games News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News Rohit Sharma shows off his dancing skills, attempts the floss dance

first_imgSydney witnessed fun times for Rohit. In another video which has gotten great traction on BCCI’s Twitter handle, Rohit is seen with legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and in that, he is seen appealing to fans to subscribe to ‘Chahal TV’. In a hilarious promotion, Rohit says that ‘Chahal TV’ will travel to Adelaide where he will greet new players. In the end, Chahal himself says to subscribe to his channel and press the bell icon. Rohit brushes him off by saying, “There is no bell icon.”Read More | Dhoni’s fifty in Sydney ODI criticised by former players, social media For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India lost the first ODI by 34 runs and they must win the second game in Adelaide beginning on January 15 if they have to stay in the contest. This series, along with the five-match ODI series in New Zealand and the last home series against Australia in March are the final games the Indian cricket team will play before the Indian Premier League and the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup which will be held in England. center_img New Delhi: Rohit Sharma had a magnificent time in the Sydney ODI against Australia. He blasted his 22nd century and his seventh against Australia. It was also his fifth in Australia, putting him level with Kumar Sangakkara for most centuries by overseas batsmen. The Mumbai dasher, nicknamed the ‘Hitman’ also displayed his magnificent six-hitting ability, blasting six sixes against the Australian attack and taking his tally to 64 sixes against them, creating a new world record. Rohit broke the record for most sixes against a single opposition, going past Shahid Afridi’s knock of 63 sixes against Sri Lanka. He also hit the most sixes in Australia with 27, going past Afridi again.Having made the Australian bowlers dance to his aggressive tune, it was Rohit’s turn to attempt a dance move. In a video which was uploaded by the BCCI, Rohit is seen attempting the Floss Dance at a local café before heading to the second ODI which will be played in Adelaide. The floss or flossing is a dance move in which a person repeatedly swings their arms, with clenched fists, from the back of their body to the front, on each side. Rohit put on a good show as he struggled to match moves with a youngster who was an expert.Read More | Shubman Gill – From U19 World Cup winner to India team selectionlast_img read more

Batting key to England series win, says Reifer

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Interim batting coach Floyd Reifer believes once West Indies batsmen can produce consistently, the Caribbean side can successfully defend the coveted Wisden Trophy and win their first series in England in 32 years.Pointing to the likes of Jason Holder, experienced seamer Kemar Roach and speedster Shannon Gabriel, Reifer said the tourists had the core of a strong bowling attack and once the Windies batsmen could post challenging totals, England could be placed under pressure.“I think we can win the series once we bat well,” said Reifer, who has replaced Monty Desai for this series.“Our bowling is never an issue. We have the number one all-rounder in the world in captain Jason Holder, Kemar Roach has been bowling well, Shannon Gabriel is back, young Chemar Holder is a very good prospect for the future, Alzarri Joseph has been bowling well along with (Rahkeem) Cornwall.“I think once we bat well and catch well we’ll be very competitive and win the series.”West Indies’ last series win came on the 1988 tour when Sir Vivian Richards’ side came away with a 4-0 verdict in a five-match series.And while the Caribbean side pulled off an astonishing victory at Leeds in the last tour of England three years ago, they lost the two others Tests inside three days to concede the series.Reifer stressed that while he expected pitches to be good for batting, seam-friendly conditions were always present in England, and the touring side’s batsmen needed to make the necessary adjustments.“From what I’ve heard … it’s pretty sunny in England and the pitches there have not seen a lot of cricket played over the last two months but I think the weather is good … so I don’t think the conditions will be a big issue,” the former Test player told the Mason and Guest cricket show here.“We know we’re going to England, we know the ball is going to swing. It’s just a matter of making the adjustment, playing the ball at the eye-level and as late as possible, building those partnerships and playing as a team.”Reifer, along with West Indies assistant coach, Roddy Estwick, recently oversaw two weeks of preparation for the Barbadian players in the 25-man playing group, at Kensington Oval here.The sessions marked the first outdoor training for players following the government-enforced lockdown here due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“I thought the two weeks went very well,” Reifer explained.“We worked with the guys in small groups – Roddy Estwick and myself, along with some of the BCA coaches, and I thought the guys got a lot out of the sessions and it’s just a matter of continuing once we get to England.”West Indies left the Caribbean on Monday for the series and will undergo two weeks of quarantine at Old Trafford while also intensifying preparations for the first Test set to bowl off at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on July 8.The second Test gets underway at Old Trafford on July 16 with the third Test bowling off eight days later at the same venue.All matches will be played before closed doors.last_img read more

NBRRI Gets 2019 RIGAN Games Hosting Rights

first_imgOnu stressed that, “sports would help Nigeria employ many of our young people because it’s not just those that are involved in sporting activities but others that play one role or the other in the production and marketing of sport equipment.“This is how we can grow our economy and it is why the ministry has shown utmost interest in the Games,” observed the minister.He also revealed that plans are being put in place to develop cheap and better sporting equipment for youth empowerment and development.The National President of RIGAN, Prof. Rabiu Adamu, said that there was no alternative to nation building, but to promote research institutes that are based in the Ministry of Science and Technology.He noted that NBRRI has been given the hosting rights for the upcoming ‘RIGAN 2019’ which would hold at Otta, Ogun State.”“We want to promote the research institutes that are based in ministries. We need to have healthy minds to decide the mandate to do the work that would help the economy grow and this would be fast-tracked through sports,” he said.Also, the Director General of NBRRI, Prof. Danladi Matawal, harped on the need to bring Research and Development (R&D) institutions together for proper and coordinated commercialisation of products.“We are accepting (to host) because we have been preparing. We are already working on tennis court, volley ball court as well as football pitch. We want to ensure that our facilities are ready,” he emphasised.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Adedayo Akinwale in AbujaThe Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, thursday presented the hosting rights for the Research Institutes Games Association of Nigeria (RIGAN) to the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI).The minister said the federal government is determined to achieve significant reduction in unemployment through the development of sporting activities in the country.last_img read more

DreamHack is offering a Master’s in esports business

first_imgAs announced in a video on May 16th, DreamHack – a Swedish events and production company – is now offering a Master’s in Esports Business.Acting as a collaborative institution, DreamHack is offering the course through ISDE – a Spanish educational institution, and law and business school based in Barcelona, Madrid and New York. There’s a surprising lack of detail on the official course literature, but it does give a general background and overview of esports for those who may be unfamiliar. The announcement video does divulge in more details, however. Positioning the course as a method of forging a career in the esports industry, there are six main topics revealed:Competition ManagementEvent ProductionTeam ManagementPR & MarketingMedia Production and DistributionEsports LawAs the title of the Master’s degree suggests, these topics would give an individual a well-rounded knowledge on the business side of the industry. The video’s description also explains that it “features a comprehensive content plan that includes internships in some of the industry’s leading companies.”The video goes on to highlight some of the figures that are involved in the course, including Marcus Lindmark, CEO and President of DreamHack, Ralf Reichert, CEO of ESL, Stefan Magnusson, Vice President of DreamHack, Nicole Pike, Managing Director of Nielsen Esports, Alexander Kokhanovskyy, Founder of Natus Vincere, and Nicolas Cerrato, Founder of Gamoloco.This news is the latest in a number of stories about higher education and esports connections recently, with UC Berkeley signing a partnership with both Riot Games and NRG, and the likes of Tencent partnering with Oxford University. The first full esports-dedicated degree program in the UK also gets underway this September at the University of Staffordshire. Esports Insider says: It’s somewhat of a surprise to see DreamHack involved with creating a Master’s degree in esports, but it’s a prominent company in the industry so it’s certainly well equipped. With more and more universities providing esports topics, this is likely to become more commonplace over time.last_img read more