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First COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized For Use In The United States

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pexels Stock Image.WASHINGTON — The U.S. FDA approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in the United States and inoculation could begin within 48 hours.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine produced by New York-based Pfizer and German-based BioNTech. This is the final regulatory hurdle.This is the fastest-developed vaccine in history, but doctors said it is safe and the process of working toward EUA has been methodical.Nearly one year after the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, was discovered in Wuhan, China, the light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic appears to be closer. How soon are you immune to the coronavirus after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?It’s been a year full of deaths, illness, lockdowns and loneliness, impacting lives in all areas from social interactions to the way people die. And in its path, a trail of economic devastation caused hardships for people across the globe.While it will be a slow path toward a return to “normal life,” a vaccine has been what many in the U.S. and around the world have been waiting for.A panel of independent scientists recommended approving the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, marking one of the last steps before the EUA.“The FDA’s authorization for emergency use of the first COVID-19 vaccine is a significant milestone in battling this devastating pandemic that has affected so many families in the United States and around the world,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn said in a statement.The first vaccinations are expected to happen within 24 to 48 hours of FDA approval, according to Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the chief adviser for the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed program.The first recipients will be health care workers and nursing home residents, according to plans laid out by each state.Two doses administered three weeks apart are required for protection.Under its contract with Pfizer, President Donald Trump’s administration committed to buying an initial 100 million doses. Since the vaccine requires two shots, the first batch will cover 50 million Americans.The general public won’t see the vaccine until 2021.last_img read more

Inner-city haven beats the hustle and bustle

first_img10 York Pd, Spring Hill.During his custodianship of the home Mr Stewart renewed the kitchen, opened up a couple of walls, painted it inside and out and added new appliances and cabinetry.Plantation shutters were also added as well as a new airconditioning system.“I spend a lot of time in the family room because it is adjacent to the kitchen and both the side deck area and to the back courtyard,’’ he said.“When it is open it flows through very easily and there is multiple entertaining areas.’’Mr Stewart said it was a great street and it would never be built out. 10 York Pd, Spring Hill.“When I first came here I was looking for essentially a house that was central to the CBD, easy access to the airport, that had double garaging off street and within walking distance to the CBD.’’He said it was unusual to be able to get double garaging with an inner city house.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoUnlike some homes in the suburb it isn’t heritage listed, but Mr Stewart said it had been built with a lot of the characteristics and extra work that were put into homes at the turn of the century.“In that sense you get the best of both worlds because you get the charm and character and all those little features that were part of turn of the century type homes but you get all the updated wiring and airconditioning and the luxuries that we love to live with these days.’’ 10 York Pd, Spring Hill. Supplied Address: 10 York Pd, Spring Hill Inspections: 11-11.30am Sat Feb 11; 6-6.30pm Thu Feb 16; 9.30-10am Sat Feb 18, Auction: February 18, 10amAgent: Angela Mastrapostolos, Space Property Agents, 0407000225 Brendan Stewart who is selling his home at10 York Parade, Spring Hill.ON the fringe of the Brisbane CBD, this Spring Hill home, known as Claydon House has hit the market for the first since 2008.The home, which has sweeping views of the city skyline from almost every room, has undergone a makeover by current owner Brendan Stewart.Mr Stewart had eyed off the home at 10 York Parade for a few years before the opportunity presented itself to buy it.center_img REAL ESTATE: 10 York Pd, Spring Hill.“I actually used to live about four doors down the street, I rented there for about three or four years with a couple of mates,’’ he said.“I used to always drive past this house and say “that is a beautiful home’’, I’d love to do a bit of work with it and then it come on the market and eventually I was lucky enough to procure it back in 2008.’’Mr Stewart plans a move to acreage so has now listed the three-bedroom inner city home for sale. 10 York Pd, Spring Hill.The home has a formal dining and lounge room with crystal chandelier light pieces, detailed cornices, skirting, polished timber flooring, and a faux fireplace.Marketing agent Angela Mastrapostolous of Space Property Agents said the three-storey home has open plan living and entertainment spaces. The kitchen has Wyer & Craw cabinetry, a tiled splash back, stained glass window and marble bench space with a preparation island.There is an outdoor terrace and the living room has a built-in bar. The bedrooms are upstairs as well as a large main bathroom and sitting room.last_img read more

Fatherhood Involvement: What Research Reveals

first_imgBy Kimberly QuinnFathers can serve a vital role in their children’s lives. This bond can start as early as birth and can continue on throughout adulthood.[Flickr, Father’s Day 2014 by Christ’s Place, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Fathers who were more involved in their child’s first year of life had children with higher test scores in pre-school and kindergarten [1].  Additionally, fathers who took two or more weeks off in conjunction with the birth of their child were more likely to engage in a wider range of childcare activities such as feedings and diaper changes [1]. Children’s school success and emotional well-being are influenced by father’s presence in the home [3]. Additionally, fathers who are more involved with their children tend to have a lower risk for divorce and are more satisfied with their lives [4]. It is important for professionals working with military families to consider these implications for fathers who may face separation from their children due to military obligations.Did you Know?After experiencing the birth of a child, military fathers have the option of taking 10 consecutive days of paid, non-chargeable leave or paid leave that does not count against annual leave. This type of paternity leave must be used within 45 days (according to Army standards), or up to one year (according to Navy standards) after the birth of the child. Exceptions to this time frame are made by commander’s discretion or in cases of deployment. In all branches of the military, this leave can be used in conjunction with other types of leave. [4] Eggebeen, D. J., C. Knoester (2001), “Does Fatherhood Matter for Men?”, Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 381-393.This post was written by Kimberly Quinn, University of Florida M.Ed./Ed.S. Candidate, 1LT Florida Army National Guard.  She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. [3] Castillo, J., Welch, G., & Sarver, C. (2011). Fathering: The relationship between fathers’ residence, fathers’ sociodemographic characteristics, and father involvement. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 15(8), 1342-1349.center_img References[1] Huerta, M., Adema, W, Baxter, J, Han, W., Lausten, M., Lee, R., Waldfogel, J.  (2013), “Fathers’ Leave, Fathers’ Involvement and Child Development: Are They Related? Evidence from Four OECD Countries”, OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 140, OECD Publishing.last_img read more

Dual citizenship: Goa notifies Centre’s order


Durban Test: South Africa 111/3 at close on Day 3

first_imgSouth Africa’s batsman Jacques Kallis plays a shot off India’s bowler Zaheer Khan, unseen, during the third day of the second Test match at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010. APSouth Africa needed 192 runs with seven wickets in hand while India fancied their chances of a remarkable series-levelling victory when bad light forced early stumps on Day 3 of the second Test at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban on Tuesday. SCOREJacques Kallis and AB de Villiers were at the crease trying to stabilize the innings after early assaults had left them in disarray with 82/3 on board.Harris accuses Sreesanth of getting personal with SmithIndia’s bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, right, looks at South Africa’s batsman Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, left, as he walks in to bat on the third day of the second Test match at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010. APS Sreesanth accounted for South Africa opener Graeme Smith in the 13th over of the final innings. He kept the ball short luring Smith for a pull. The ball took the aerial route off his bat as Sreesanth and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran for a catch. Dhoni pouched it near the square leg and the Proteas skipper departed on 37 just before tea.In the third session, Harbhajan Singh, who had taken four wickets in the first innings conceding just 10 runs, took the other opener Alviro Petersen by surprise. It wasn’t his spin that foxed him but the bounce as Petersen trying to push it from the back foot ended up giving a catch to Cheteshwar Pujara. He fell on 26 as the South Africa scoreboard read 82/2.advertisementWe’ve to dismiss Kallis quickly in order to win, says LaxmanVVS Laxman scored 96 in Durban on Tuesday. AP PhotoThe spin-pace combo worked well for India as it disrupted the opposition batsmen’s concentration. And it was Hashim Amla, who fell a victim to this ploy with Sreesanth getting the better of him in the very next over. He could only manage 16 as the South Africa score read a poor 82/3.Earlier, VVS Laxman’s 96-run innings helped India put 228 on board, taking an overall lead of 302 runs. He batted on with determination even as India’s tail emerged on a track that is offering no help to the batsmen.Finally, Zaheer Khan stood in the face of the challenge to provide Laxman with the support and the duo put on 70 runs for the eighth wicket.Their tenacious batting finally succumbed under pressure. Immediately after lunch Paul Harris accounted for Zaheer on 27 then Jacques Kallis sent Ishant back. Finally, Dale Steyn accounted for Laxman’s wicket with wicketkeeper Mark Boucher performing the final honours as India got out for 228.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova faces 10-match marathon to win Wimbledon title

first_imgMaria Sharapova will probably have to win 10 matches to claim a second Wimbledon title this year after deciding on Friday not to request a wildcard for the championships.The 30-year-old returned from a 15-month doping ban last month and has failed to gain a high enough ranking for automatic entry into the 128-strong main draw.Set to enter the top 200 on Monday, however, she is eligible to play in the qualifying event the week before in Roehampton, where she would need to survive three rounds just to take her place in round one at the All England Club.Russian Sharapova, the 2004 champion and former world number one, announced the news on her website.”Because of my improved ranking after the first three tournaments of my return, I will also be playing …in Roehampton, and will not be requesting a wildcard,” said Sharapova, who has received a wildcard for the Wimbledon warmup event in Birmingham.Sharapova could have secured a place in the Wimbledon main draw by right had she reached the semi-finals at the Italian Open in Rome, but she withdrew injured during a second round match against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.”I have already started getting treatment on the injury I sustained a few days ago in Rome, and will begin my preparation as soon I get better,” the five-times grand slam champion said.Her decision takes the heat off the Wimbledon wildcard committee which meets on June 20 and could technically still offer her automatic entry into the main draw.However, in light of the decision of French Tennis Federation (FFT) on Tuesday to snub Sharapova for a French Open wildcard, they would have been under pressure to follow suit.advertisementSharapova was initially banned for two years after testing positive for then newly-banned heart condition drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) reduced the sanction to 15 months, saying she was not an “intentional doper”.The U.S.-based player called her punishment “unfairly harsh” saying she had not realised meldonium, a product she had used legally for much of her career, had been added to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned list.Her comeback has been aided by wildcards in Stuttgart, where she reached the semi-finals, Madrid and Rome.Several players have voiced their disapproval at Sharapova’s return, most noticeably Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard who said Sharapova should have been banned for life, calling her a “cheater”. Bouchard beat Sharapova in Madrid.Sharapova will have to break new ground if she is to win Wimbledon this year as no qualifier has won the women’s singles title.American Alexandra Stevenson came closest when she reached the semi-final in 1999 before losing to Lindsay Davenport.John McEnroe reached the men’s singles semi-finals as a qualifier in 1977.last_img read more

a month ago​Milan derby sets record viewing figures for DAZN

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Milan derby sets record viewing figures for DAZNby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSports streaming subscription platform DAZN has revealed that last Saturday’s Milan derby between Serie A rivals AC and Inter was the most watched game ever on its Italian service, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.DAZN did not disclose how many viewers in Italy tuned into the action but said that figures for the match, which saw Inter win 2-0, surpassed its previous record for a top-flight Italian soccer game set by last season’s fixture between Inter and Juventus.Overall it was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN, which said that it registered more than three million hours of streaming viewed on its Italian platform from 20th to 22nd September.”It was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN,” said Veronica Diquattro, DAZN’s executive vice president for Southern Europe. “The Milan-Inter derby was the most followed event ever on our streaming platform, with excellent feedback in terms of quality. We are very happy with the results, which show how streaming remains the core business of our company.” last_img read more

5 days agoArsenal defender Holding: Wenger ‘apology’ my motivation

first_imgArsenal defender Holding: Wenger ‘apology’ my motivationby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Rob Holding says he uses Arsene Wenger’s “apology” about him as motivation at Arsenal.Holding moved to north London from Bolton for around £2million in the 2016 summer transfer window – having only previously played in the Championship.”Unfortunately no one speaks about the performance of Rob Holding,” Wenger said at the time. “You should be happy, he is English and 20 years old.”I am sorry he didn’t cost £55 million, so he can’t be good. We don’t speak about the performances anymore and I think that is not right.”In a Reddit AMA, Holding revealed: “I enjoyed his response and I do use it as motivation that I am who I am and hard work will get me where I want to be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Rutgers halts Ohio State mens soccer teams winning streak at 8

OSU junior forward Danny Jensen (9) tries to keep the ball away from Cleveland State sophomore forward Kareem Banton (20) on Oct. 21 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won 1-0. Credit: Christopher Slack / Lantern PhotographerThe battle of the two hottest teams in the Big Ten conference lived up to its expectations in an intense all-out war, but the better team of the two ended up being Rutgers as the Scarlet Knights slashed the Ohio State men’s soccer team eight-game winning streak in a 1-0 game.The Buckeyes dropped to No. 2 in the Big Ten standings and fell to 9-5-2 on the season and 3-2-1 in Big Ten play. Rutgers moved to the top spot in the standings and improved to 10-4-1 on the season and 4-3-0 in Big Ten action.Last season, OSU defeated the Scarlet Knights in a 4-1 victory, but the Scarlet and Gray could not pull off a repeat performance on Sunday afternoon in Piscataway, New Jersey.Rutgers sophomore forward Jason Wright managed to score the game-winner in the final 20 minutes after a tight defensive battle.The Scarlet and Gray had not given up a goal since October 7 nor had they trailed a team in more than 991 minutes prior to Wright’s score.The first half of the game saw the teams struggling to feel the other out, as shots were just 2-1 in favor of Rutgers in the 18th minute.The first good look of the first half came from OSU senior defender and co-captain Liam Doyle when he shot the ball to the near post. Doyle’s kick barely missed, leaving the game scoreless.The Buckeyes eventually kicked it into high gear and by the 39th minute of the game, shots were 6-5 in favor of the Buckeyes.Despite the lead in shots, OSU could not get a point on the board in the first half. However, the Buckeyes’ stout defense managed to keep Rutgers from scoring, leaving the game leveled at zero heading into the second half.The Buckeyes came out of the gate in the second half strong.The Scarlet and Gray found ways to break through the Scarlet Knight offense, but could not manage finish it off with a goal.OSU junior forward Yaw Amankwa forced a turnover in the 53rd minute, but on the ensuing offensive possession, his shot missed high. Five minutes later, junior forward Danny Jensen broke through Rutgers’ backline in the 58th minute, but his shot went wide right.With less than 20 minutes left to go in the match, shots were 14-10 in favor of the Buckeyes.Being down in shots, the Scarlet Knights knew they had to do something if they wanted to walk away with the victory.In the 74th minute, Wright scored on a deflection off OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer, giving him his 13th goal of the season and the Scarlet Knights a 1-0 lead.The Scarlet and Gray tried to fight back in the remaining time but could not pull out its ninth consecutive victory.Overall, shots were 16-15 in favor of Rutgers, while the Scarlet Knights also held a 7-5 lead in corners.Froschauer had a season-high eight saves, but fell to 9-5-2 on the season. The goal allowed was the first to get past Froschauer since Oct. 7 against Bowling Green.The Buckeyes will next prepare to host Maryland at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Nicklaus Woods Mickelson headline Skins Game field

Festivities at this year’s Memorial Tournament will start off with a bang this afternoon as tournament host Jack Nicklaus and nine of the world’s best golfers hit the links in the Memorial Skins Game.Playing the back nine holes at Muirfield Village Golf Club, the skins game will feature two star-studded groupings. The groups will play for skins, different money amounts on each hole, both for themselves and The First Tee, a charity giving youngster’s the opportunity to learn about and play golf. The first group will feature Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Sean O’Hair, Ernie Els and three-time Memorial champion Kenny Perry. Last year’s Memorial winner Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson and Jim Furyk will be teeing it up in the second group. Paired with the Memorial’s Junior Golf Day, the skins game promotes a fun atmosphere for both players and fans, which includes players being miked and recorded for fan enjoyment. “It’s just fun. There is a lot of bantering going on back there, a lot of needle-sticking in there, and a lot of aggravating,” Perry said. “Basically it’s for the crowd. They’re going to do it live on the Golf Channel so it is kind of the time where people can see another side of us.”At the age of 70, however, Nicklaus says it’s not quite as easy as it used to be for the five-time PGA Player of the Year. “Why I’m playing, I don’t know,” said Nicklaus, the 18-time major champion. “I tried to get it so I could play on the front nine. I can reach some of the par 4s there.” But the guys who get to play next to him don’t care how many shots it takes him to hit the green. They are just thrilled to have the chance to play with one of the sport’s all-time greats.“It’s always great to play with one of my heroes and it’s always fun to be around him,” Perry said. “Anytime we can get him out on the golf course and you can be a part of it and watch it, it’s always a neat feeling.” But even Nicklaus’ son, Jack Nicklaus II, said you can never doubt the Golden Bear.“We played on the weekend and he still plays pretty well, believe me,” Nicklaus II said. “Don’t count him out.” With golf superstars of the past, present and future all going head-to-head, Nicklaus assures it will be a good time. read more