President-elect Joe Biden's goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency "is absolutely a doable thing," Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Sunday. Fauci, speaking on NBC's "Meet The Press", said two new vaccines under development by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson could "very soon" be presented to U.S. regulators for approval, which would increase the pace of vaccinations. He said more vaccinations - coupled with mask-wearing and avoiding crowds - would be the best way for the United States to tackle a new, more infectious strain of the coronavirus.
Guatemalan security forces used sticks to beat back a migrant caravan early on Sunday after thousands of people set off from Honduras for the United States this week, just as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House. Between 7,000 and 8,000 migrants have entered Guatemala since Friday, according to Guatemala's immigration authority, fleeing poverty and violence in a region hammered by the coronavirus pandemic and back-to-back hurricanes in November. However, around 3,000 Guatemalan security officials mustered in the village of Vado Hondo in eastern Guatemala to hold up the caravan, leading to the clashes on Sunday morning.
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted of murder for the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to media reports on Sunday. Spector produced 20 top 40 hits between 1961 and 1965 and went on to work with the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner.
The United Arab Emirates has lowered the minimum age requirement to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to 16, from 18 previously, the ministry of health said on Sunday. The UAE, made of up seven emirates, is offering all residents and citizens free of charge a vaccine manufactured by Chinese state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm. The emirate of Dubai alone is offering citizens and residents the choice of either the Sinopharm or the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Goa [India], January 17 (ANI): Khalid Jamil made a winning start as NorthEast United Head Coach in the Indian Super League (ISL) as the team saw off Jamshedpur 2-1 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco on Sunday. The result ends NEUFC's seven-game winless run and propels them to fifth on the points table.
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted for the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to media reports on Sunday. Spector produced 20 top 40 hits between 1961 and 1965 and went on to work with the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina Turner. He also influenced artists ranging from the Beach Boys to Bruce Springsteen, who emulated the Spector sound on his classic single "Born to Run." Spector was diagnosed with COVID-19 four weeks ago and was transferred from his prison cell, where he was serving a 19 years-to-life sentence for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, to a hospital, the Daily Mail newspaper said This is breaking story, more to follow.
Tottenham climbed back into the Premier League title race as Tanguy Ndombele's stunning strike sealed a 3-1 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.
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Producer Phil Spector, the legendary studio revolutionary of the ’60s and ’70s who ended his life imprisoned for a sensational 2003 murder, has died. He was 81. “Phillip Spector, 80, was pronounced deceased of natural causes at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at an outside hospital. His official cause of death will be […]
York and Leeds are set to be hit by floods this week as those in severely hit areas are advised to pack a bag and prepare to evacuate their homes. The melting snow is expected to top up the heavy rain set to sweep in at the beginning of next week, creating a deluge which is likely to cause rivers running through Yorkshire cities to overflow. This deluge comes after many parts of England were hit by deep snowdrifts, blanketing the country in white and causing travel disruption. The Ouse in York is set to swell further, putting properties and businesses at risk, and in Leeds, the Aire has been singled out as a potential flood risk for next week. Martin Christmas, the Environment Agency Operations Manager warned that tens of thousands of people in Yorkshire cities could be impacted by incoming floods. Standing in his sodden garden, among lumps of melting snow, he said: "As you can see, the thaw is here, so we have snowmelt topping up the rivers across Yorkshire, and more importantly we have a system of frontal rain coming through on Tuesday morning. "We are likely to be issuing a number of flood warnings and the flood event duration is likely to last through to Thursday. Starting to the pennine catchments to impact on the lower rivers including the River Ouse in York, the Lower Don and the Aire. If you are part of the flood warning service please keep an eye on the alerts we will be issuing." The Met Office has said that those who live in an area with severe flood risk should pack a bag in case they have to evacuate at short notice. Those concerned about flood warnings where they live should sign up to Environment Agency updates. The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for Monday evening, lasting until Wednesday. The warning, which covers parts of north-west England and large swathes of Wales, says there could be a "danger to life" from possible "fast flowing or deep floodwater". Such conditions could bring delays to public transport, damage to buildings or power-cuts, the Met Office said. Craig Snell, a Met Office forecaster, said: "Around 30-60mm of rain could be seen in the worst affected regions, with 200mm in the most hilly areas. "This could cause some snowmelt flooding issues, so people are advised to be very careful when travelling to work."
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Scientists say Colombia must cull its so-called “cocaine hippos” that roam the Magdalena river basin as they are breeding voraciously and are an increasing menace. The marshlands of Colombia have been home to these giant mammals since they were illegally imported in the late 1980s by the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar. When he was shot dead in 1993, the Colombian government took control of his extravagant estate, including his personal zoo. Most of the animals were shipped away, but four hippos were left to fend for themselves in a pond, and now there are dozens of them living in the wild. Although nobody knows exactly how many there are, estimates put the total number between 80 and 100, making them the largest invasive species on the planet. Scientists forecast that the number of hippos will swell to almost 1,500 by 2040. They conclude, that at that point, environmental impacts will be irreversible and numbers impossible to control. “Nobody likes the idea of shooting a hippo, but we have to accept that no other strategy is going to work,” ecologist Nataly Castelblanco-Martínez told The Telegraph.
French drugmaker Valneva hopes its COVID-19 vaccine can start to be used in Britain between July and September, the company's chief executive was quoted as saying. Valneva has agreed to provide Britain with 60 million doses of its vaccine, compared with 100 million doses of the shot from AstraZeneca and Oxford University. "We are days away from starting the commercial manufacturing," Thomas Lingelbach told The Mail on Sunday newspaper.
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Leach took 5-122 and was England’s most dangerous bowler as he helped dismiss Sri Lanka for 359 in their second innings to set a modest victory target of 74 for the touring side. England were teetering at 14 for three in their chase, but made it to 38 at stumps on day four with seven wickets still remaining. Leach will always be remembered for his role with the bat as a number 11 partner of Ben Stokes in the near miraculous test victory over Australia at Headingley in 2019, but has endured a series of set-backs since.
It took Aurelien Fontenoy, a 31 year-old trial biking athlete, 30 minutes to work his way up the 33 floors and a total of 768 steps without once putting his foot on the ground. The feat took place in the Trinity tower in La Defense quarter outside the French capital, a brand new tower which opened in 2019 and still filling its office spaces. He had to go up service stairs inside the tower up to the roof in an endurance exercise where trial biking events usually last only a few minutes. Fontenoy carried out the challenge for a charity which cares for children with serious illnesses.
James Earl Jones, who turns 90 on Jan. 17, has one of the most famous voices of all time — not just as Darth Vader and Mufasa, but as the voice of CNN and hundreds of other programs. But the distinguished actor and narrator almost didn’t find his voice at all. Born in Mississippi, Jones […]
A patient is being admitted to hospital with coronavirus “every thirty seconds”, the chief executive of NHS England has said. Sir Simon Stevens said he would not “sugar-coat” the facts and added that hospitals and staff are under “extreme pressure”. "Since Christmas Day we've seen another 15,000 increase in the in-patients in hospitals across England, that's the equivalent of filling 30 hospitals full of coronavirus patients,” he told the Andrew Marr Show. "Staggeringly, every thirty seconds across England another patient is being admitted to hospital with coronavirus." Speaking outside Kingston Hospital, in south-west London, Sunday morning he said that would mean the hospital would be full with new Covid patients between “now and lunchtime”. He added that pressure is also spreading to other parts of the country, after London and the South East experienced the initial surge due to the new variant. The East of England, the Midlands and the North West, particularly Merseyside, are now “right back under the cosh”, he added. The latest figures show 32,923 beds in English hospitals were occupied by Covid-19 patients, as of January 16, up 12 per on the previous week. When asked if patients are being transferred out of the capital to ease pressure on hospitals, Sir Simon said just nine patients were transferred on Saturday and it was an “important safety valve”. But he added it was also a “clear indicator of the pressure on the NHS”. He added that the health service is facing the most "unique" situation in its history. Asked if the nation's health service has ever been in a more precarious situation, he said: "No. This is a unique event in our 72-year history, it's become glib to talk about this as the worst pandemic in a century, but that is clearly correct. "We have got three-quarters more Covid inpatients now then we had in the April peak. "Although we are seeing some promising signs of the steadying of the infection rates, the fact is they are still far too high and, among some age groups, still rising."