Vaccine: Getting close to the finish line
Vaccine: Getting close to the finish linePresidential spokesman Harry Roque’s statement that “the pandemic is about to end” when some vaccine makers expressed interest to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines may sound overly optimistic to some, but there is no doubt that this COVID-19 scourge will come to an end since we are just a month or two away from seeing a safe vaccine ready for use.Trials for several vaccine candidates being developed by pharma and biotech companies from many countries are now on phase three, with researchers working at a rapid pace getting closer to the finish l...
Yankees take a moment to reflect on reaching the finish line of this coronavirus season
Sitting in a Philadelphia hotel during the first week of the season waiting to find out if they were playing the Phillies, heading home or moving on to Baltimore, the thought crossed Aaron Hicks’ mind. For the next few weeks, as there were COVID-19 outbreaks across baseball postponing games and reworking schedules, the Yankees outfielder was never sure they would get to this point.“I doubted that in the first three weeks or whenever it was that happened with the Marlins and the Phillies and just seemed like more teams were just coming out of nowhere with the COVID,” Hicks said. “I mean there’s...
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Will coronavirus ‘czar’ Gamzu pass the COVID-19 finish line?
Coronavirus “czar” Prof. Ronni Gamzu may look small, but he has big ideas for conquering a pandemic of enormous proportions. Only 5 feet, 3 inches (1.6 m.), he has towered over cabinet ministers of all heights to block the populism that threatens to make Israel sicker than the novel coronavirus.He may not be a basketball player, but he is a marathon runner, and that may explain how he is sticking it out long after his critics expected him to resign.The Jerusalem Post sat down with Gamzu at his new office in Airport City, near Ben-Gurion Airport, five weeks into a race that could change the tra...
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What will happen when Biden withdraws from the Presidential Race?
The Democrats’ plan is to shove Former V.P. Joe Biden over the finish line and then use the 447-member Democrat National Committee to pick a new candidate without any voter input at all. This leaves two questions. Who will rise to the podium and will Democrats sigh with relief? Or anger?What will happen when Biden withdraws from the #2020 Election?This year’s Democrat primary can be summed up this way… “*n a country made up of midgets, the tallest midget is king.*”This year’s crop of Democrat candidates was so devoid of talent, and the media coverage was so biased, that the few candidates with...
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T-Mobile, Sprint near finish line for wireless megadeal
Washington (AFP) - T-Mobile and Sprint said Tuesday they were taking the final steps to complete a tie-up that reshapes the US wireless industry after a federal court turned aside an antitrust challenge.The decision by US District Judge Victor Marrero rejecting a challenge from New York, California and other states is expected to allow the third- and fourth-largest mobile carriers to complete their merger around April 1, the companies said.The two firms said in a statement they were "now taking final steps to complete their merger to create the New T-Mobile."The combined firm with have more th...
Austrian F1 Motorsport Icon Niki Lauda Dies At 70
Niki Lauda, the three–time Formula One champion, reached his final finish line as he passed away in his home country of Austria on Monday at age 70.Lauda, both a champion and entrepreneur, remains a heroic figure within the racing world, as his story following a near fatal crash in 1976 continues to inspire racers today.Just a year after winning his first Formula 1 championship, Lauda suffered a life-threatening crash, as the accident left him with third-degree burns on his face and head. After arriving at the hospital, Lauda fell into a coma, which doctors feared he’d never wake up from. Desp...
Eyes on 2019 finish line as Adidas picks up pace
Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - German sporting goods maker Adidas said Friday that sales online and in China had pumped up profits and revenues in the first quarter, confirming its outlook for double-digit profit growth over the full year.Between January and March, net profit leaped 17 percent year-on-year to 632 million euros ($706 million), outstripping forecasts from analysts surveyed by Factset.Operating, or underlying profits grew at the same pace, reaching 875 million euros, as revenues clambered six percent higher to 5.9 billion."Double-digit sales increases in our strategic growth areas Gre...
IMF, Argentina 'close to the finish line' for new loan agreement: Lagarde
Washington (AFP) - Argentina and the International Monetary Fund are closing in on the end of talks for a new crisis loan agreement, the fund's Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Tuesday.Word of progress in the talks came amid tumult in Buenos Aires, with the country paralyzed by a general strike and the president of the country's central bank abruptly resigning for "personal reasons."In June, the IMF and President Mauricio Macri's government reached an agreement on a three-year, $50 billion loan to stem a currency crisis that has seen the peso nosedive by 50 percent against the dollar t...