The React report showed that the prevalence of coronavirus across England increased by 50% between early December and the second week of January.
Russia plans to produce a form of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine that can be transported and stored at normal fridge temperatures as opposed to -18 Celsius, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Thursday. Such a move could help Russia in the global vaccine race by making it cheaper to store and transport Sputnik V, easing the logistical challenges posed by needing a colder supply chain and making it easier for developing nations to handle. Murashko said one of six of its manufacturers had developed a form of the vaccine that was stable at a temperature of 2-8 Celsius in liquid form, though he gave no timeline for its production.
Veteran sprinter set for Giro d'Italia in 2021
As many as 72 players are confined to their hotel rooms for two weeks and are unable to train for the Feb. 8-21 Grand Slam after some passengers on three charter flights ferrying them to Australia tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Badosa, 23, arrived in Melbourne after playing in Abu Dhabi earlier this month and was on her seventh day in quarantine when she said her test came back positive.
With Zinedine Zidane facing his third crisis in his second spell with Real Madrid, his players must once again fight for their coach on the pitch when they visit Alaves in La Liga on Saturday, smarting from a shock Cup defeat to tiny Alcoyano. The 2-1 extra-time defeat on Wednesday to the third division, semi-professional side followed a 2-1 loss to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup and left last year's La Liga champions with one win in their last five games in all competitions. Zidane, who knows the pressures of Real as well as anyone, did his best to play down the Alcoyano defeat and insisted it should not be classed as an embarrassment, vowing his side would not lose their heads as a result.
Bulgarian Ivaylo Petev has taken over as head coach of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a bid to take them to the 2022 World Cup, the Balkan nation's football association (NFSBIH) said on Thursday. "The NFSBIH Executive Board has decided that Petev will be in charge of the national soccer team in the forthcoming period," the governing body's vice-president Milorad Sofrenic told a news conference. Journeyman Petev, who has coached several clubs and his native Bulgaria, replaces Dusan Bajevic who failed to reach the delayed Euro 2020 tournament when the Bosnians were knocked out in the playoffs on penalties by Northern Ireland in October.
Police officers retrieved an American flag from a tree in Oxnard, California, after strong winds had torn it from its pole on January 20, they said.The National Weather Service said wind gusts reached 58 miles per hour in Oxnard on Tuesday. Credit: Oxnard Police Department via Storyful
Esteban Ocon believes that the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team is "in good hands" and that its new management is "really motivated and really humble"
None of the 21 patients died from the side effect.
Both youngsters recovered, however, the medics have warned alcohol-based gels could lead to 'blindness'.
The Galaxy S21 is a tank. It’s quintessential Samsung, really -- the handset you purchase when too much isn’t quite enough. In fact, it even goes so far as adopting S-Pen functionality -- perhaps the largest distinguishing factor between the company’s two flagship lines.
Signature alloy gravel wheel gets a healthy dash of flash
Sony Pictures has sold “The Mitchells vs. The Machines,” an original animated family film from producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, to Netflix. At one point, Sony changed the name from “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” to “Connected,” but it has reverted back to its original title. Sony had planned to release the film theatrically […]
If you love food, and most of us do, you will love our Fun and Easy Raw Cherry Crisp With Chia and Dates Dessert Recipe! Feel free to tweak the recipe and then let us know what you did and how it came out so we can all give it a try! If you make the recipe as is let us know how you liked it!
This pet raccoon wearing Pikachu pajamas chows down on some yummy treats alongside his owner. Cuteness overload!
Felix the Samoyed enjoys riding on the Stand-Up Paddle together with his parents, and they are having the best time together! So awesome!
Pileated woodpeckers are the largest species of woodpecker in North America. They would be second to the ivory billed woodpecker, although sadly, it is now believed to be extinct. The pileated is a giant bird that feed on insects burrowed into rotting trees and logs. It uses its keen sense of hearing to detect grubs and beets beneath the wood. Once it locates its prey, it hammers with its powerful beak to uncover and devour the insects. They actually play a vital role in the health of many forests, keeping the population of destructive insects in check. A pileated woodpecker can be heard for miles as it beats loudly on hollow trees to announce its presence and dominance to other woodpeckers. They are territorial and this display is meant to keep rivals from entering their feeding or breeding area. A pileated woodpecker grows to an incredible 49cm in height (19inches). It is a heavy bird, weighing up to 300g (2/3 lb). They are also known to eat fruits and berries, including the berries of the poison ivy plant. They will also eat ants in large quantities when the colonies are found in dead trees. The nest of the pileated is constructed by hammering out large holes in dead trees. The male makes a nest and this attracts a female where they will work together to raise their young. The nests are not used twice and the large cavities often become a shelter for other birds and woodland animals, such as owls. This also plays a beneficial role in the health of forests. Pileated woodpeckers are a welcome sight at back yard bird feeders such as this one. They love suet cakes that are filled with nuts and seeds. Their large size and bright plumage make them a delightful sight for bird enthusiasts and photographers. This videographer placed a GoPro camera on a pole right beside the suet feeder in his back yard and he was fortunate enough to capture this large male paying a visit. Providing food for local birds can make a great difference to their survival, especially when harsh conditions make it more difficult to find food.
The very first production example of the 2021 Ram TRX is headed to auction, the company confirmed Thursday. The truck, in Launch Edition Anvil Gray, will cross the block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale on March 26 to benefit the United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s 2-1-1 helpline. Being one of the 702 Launch Edition models makes it special already, but this particular example will come with a presentation box with a bound book custom-developed by the Ram Brand team.
Bernie was cold, and he wasn't about to pretend that we wasn't.
South Africa will pay $5.25 per dose for 1.5 million shots of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII), a senior official said on Thursday, more than some wealthier countries are paying. Health department Deputy Director-General Anban Pillay told Reuters that SII's price was based on South Africa's status as an upper-middle-income country under a World Bank classification. The price is higher than the $3 a dose that South Africa and other countries on the continent are due to pay for the same vaccine under an African Union (AU) arrangement, and the 2.5 euros ($3.03) per dose European Union countries have agreed to pay.