People in England who have received two doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are generating strong antibody responses as the shot is rolled out, researchers said on Thursday, adding that confidence in vaccines was high. An Imperial College London survey showed 87.9% of people over the age of 80 tested positive for antibodies after two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, rising to 95.5% for those under the age of 60 and 100% in those aged under 30. "Although there is some fall-off in positivity with age, at all ages, we get that very good response to two doses of the vaccine," Paul Elliott, Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Imperial College London, told reporters.
Some ignored coughing up blood and unexplained lumps.
Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa's most populous nation, officials and residents said. The series of attacks by armed bandits occurred over the past 48 hours with 18 people killed each in villages of Kaduna and Katsina states and several others injured. Hundreds of people have been killed in northern Nigeria by criminal gangs carrying out robberies and kidnappings.
The 2022 Land Rover Defender has arrived* with an updated suite of powertrains (including a 518-horsepower, supercharged V8) and new equipment offerings, including an upgraded (and improved, Land Rover says) infotainment system. The supercharged 5.0-liter engine offers 518 hp and 461 pound-feet of torque, and can propel the SUV to 60 mph a full second quicker than the fastest Defender currently on sale. Do you need another 100 horsepower in a Defender?
After months of buildup, ViacomCBS next week is set to flip the switch for Paramount Plus — its bulked-up streaming platform engineered to throw bigger elbows in an increasingly crowded market. And the media conglomerate is actually lowering the entry-level price for the super-size Paramount Plus, which will be new name of the rebranded CBS […]
Wall Street’s mania over GameStop is on again, at least for one afternoon. Shares in the troubled video game company more than doubled Wednesday to $91.71 apiece, the stock’s best day since Jan. 27, when it was going for $347.51 a share. A rally in GameStop has been rare this month.
Wednesday was quite the memorable birthday Lleyton Hewitt. The two-time major champion will be inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame this year as results were announced the same day Hewitt turned 40. Hewitt was the lone competitor among five nominees in the Player Category to be voted into the Class of 2021.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini fumed over "football suicide" on Wednesday after his team played more than 70 minutes a man down in their 1-0 loss in the Champions League to Real Madrid.
DALLAS (AP) _ Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. (AHT) on Wednesday reported a loss in funds from operations in its fourth quarter, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The Dallas-based real estate investment trust said it had a funds from operations loss of $54.8 million, or $1.67 per share, in the period.
Investor Warren Buffett's right-hand man says the U.S. stock market is overvalued, but he doesn't know when the bubble will burst. Billionaire Charlie Munger is a vice chairman at Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate. “I think it must end badly but I don’t know when,” Munger said of the stock market's run to record levels.
In today’s TV news roundup, The CW announced premiere dates for new and returning series, including “Kung Fu” and “The Republic of Sarah,” and the 2021 Writers Guild Awards will be hosted by Kal Penn. RENEWALS CNN has picked up a second season of “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” an original series featuring the actor’s […]
Dalibor Barić’s audacious “Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus” is a welcome reminder that “animated” carries more than one meaning. While it’s true that the Croatian filmmaker’s experimental lulu employs such methods as rotoscoping and collage, it’s also vibrant and alive in a way that few films falling under the wide umbrella of animation […]
Aches and pains become more common in old age, which patients and doctors may mistakenly blame on the cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Stocks on Wall Street ended sharply higher on Wednesday as a selloff in technology stocks eased and a rotation into cyclical shares, such as energy stocks, continued.The Nasdaq index, which traded as much as 1.3% lower earlier in the session, regained its footing by early afternoon and closed higher. The Dow hit a record high in the session.The major indexes staged a comeback after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's comments on his second day of testimony to congress soothed inflation worries.Carin Pai is head of equity strategy at Fiduciary Trust International:"This is confidence for markets. A confidence-booster in terms of the Fed's commitment to keeping rates low and to support the economy. I don't think the Fed will raise rates too quickly. They've committed to not doing anything to disrupt the potential for the economy to re-gain its footing."Among the biggest movers on Wall Street: Gamestop. The video game retailer surged more than 100% before shares were halted. It announced this week its chief financial officer will resign.The company was at the center of a stock-trading frenzy in late January which saw retail investors drive up its stock, hitting hedge funds who had been betting against the company.Tesla meanwhile gained 6% after star investor Cathie Wood's Ark Invest fund bought more shares, to the tune of $171 million, in the wake of a sharp fall in the electric-car maker's stock.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) _ Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (IIPR) on Wednesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The real estate investment trust, based in Park City, Utah, said it had funds from operations of $32.4 million, or $1.29 per share, in the period. Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said the referee ruined the match by sending off Remo Freuler early on in his side's 1-0 Champions League last-16, first-leg defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Freuler was sent off in the 17th minute for denying Real's Ferland Mendy a goalscoring opportunity -- the earliest red card in the Champions League for over three years -- and it was an uphill battle from there for Gasperini's side. The 10 men held on until four minutes from fulltime when Mendy curled a fine winner.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday nominated three postal experts to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service, a move that could alter the course of an agency grappling with delivery delays and rumored cuts under its embattled Republican leader. If confirmed by the Senate, the Board of Governors nominees would bring additional Democratic scrutiny on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a major GOP donor whose tenure has been mired by slow service and politicization. The nominees are Ron Stroman, a former deputy postmaster general; Amber McReynolds, a mail voting advocate who leads the nonprofit National Vote at Home Institute; and Anton Hajjar, the former general counsel of the American Postal Workers Union.
TORONTO (AP) _ Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Toronto-based company said it had net income of 6 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and to account for discontinued operations, were 11 cents per share.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (GNK) on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $65.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs and non-recurring costs, were 22 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share.
Tiger Woods could return to competitive golf within a year, top orthopedic surgeons said on Wednesday, but the road back from serious leg injuries sustained in a car crash will be a long and grueling one. Already credited with one of sport's great comebacks when he returned from back surgery to win a fifth Masters in 2019, ending an 11-year majors drought, Woods will have to be even more resilient if he is to overcome the damage done in Tuesday's accident. Woods sustained compound fractures of his tibia and fibula to his right leg in the early morning crash along with additional injuries to his foot and ankle, according to a statement posted on the former world No. 1's official Twitter account.