Day: May 21, 2020

Watford's Mariappa stunned by coronavirus diagnosis

Watford’s Mariappa stunned by coronavirus diagnosis

London (AFP) – Watford defender Adrian Mariappa said news that he had tested positive for coronavirus came as a “big surprise” as he has felt no ill effects.

The 33-year-old was one of three positive tests at Watford with the other two among staff members.

The Hornets accounted for half the six COVID-19 cases detected from 748 tests of Premier League players and staff ahead of a return to training in small groups this week.

“Ever since I got my positive result back on Tuesday, I’ve been scratching my head to try to work out how I might have got coronavirus,” Mariappa told The Telegraph.

“It was a big surprise because I haven’t really left the house, apart from some exercise and the odd walk with the kids. I’ve mainly just been homeschooling and keeping fit.”

Mariappa had been following a fitness programme prepared by the club without any trouble

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Edited Transcript of CNJ.TO^B14 earnings conference call or presentation 17-Mar-10 3:00pm GMT

WINNIPEG May 18, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Cangene Corp (Pre-Reincorporation) earnings conference call or presentation Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 3:00:00pm GMT

Natcan Investment Management Inc. – Analyst

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Cangene Corporation’s second-quarter fiscal 2010 results conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, we will conduct a question-and-answer session for analysts and institutional investors. Instructions will be provided at that time for you to queue up for questions. (Operator Instructions)

I would like to remind everyone that this conference is being webcast and recorded today, Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at 11.00 a.m. Eastern time.

I will now turn the conference over to Dr. John Langstaff, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cangene. Dr. Langstaff, please go ahead.

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Neuer 2023: Goalkeeping great joins Muller with new deal as Flick's Bayern vision takes shape

Goalkeeping great joins Muller with new deal as Flick’s Bayern vision takes shape

Manuel Neuer’s new contract at Bayern Munich means another club great will be on hand to try and shape the Hansi Flick era.

Former Germany assistant Flick took on his full-time post as head coach at the start of April, after impressing as an interim replacement for Niko Kovac.

The club then moved quickly to secure Thomas Muller until 2023, with the versatile forward enjoying a resurgent campaign at the Allianz Arena – contributing six goals and 16 assists in 26 Bundesliga games.

Despite playing down suggestions his own new deal was imminent following last weekend’s 2-0 win at Union Berlin, Neuer has now joined Muller in committing until the end of 2022-23.

The 34-year-old appears ready to face a potential battle for his first-team place, with Alexander Nubel poised to make the same move from Schalke that he made almost a decade ago, although an 11th clean sheet of

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Tingling in the hands or feet can be associated with COVID-19, but not the way you may think

Tingling in the hands or feet can be associated with COVID-19, but not the way you may think

Doctors are paying close attention to trends that could be associated with COVID-19 as the list of coronavirus symptoms continues to grow.

While neurological experts say isolated tingling in the hands and feet is probably not a common symptom of the virus, it is a symptom of a rare disorder that may be associated with COVID-19 called Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder where the immune system attacks the body’s nerves, according to the Mayo Clinic website. Weakness and tingling in the hands and feet, medically known as paresthesia, are usually its first symptoms.

An April study from Italy published in the peer-reviewed New England Journal of Medicine found five out of 1200 coronavirus patients developed GBS.

“After a person has an infection, there can be an immune system confusion where the immune system attacks the insolation, or myelin sheath, around the peripheral nerves,” said Dr. Robert

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Premier League refuses to disclose whether it knew Covid-19 testing firm chief executive had been barred from making deceptive health claims

Premier League refuses to disclose whether it knew Covid-19 testing firm chief executive had been barred from making deceptive health claims

The Premier League has refused to reveal what due diligence it carried out on the firm in charge of its £4 million Covid-19 testing programme after Telegraph Sport revealed its chief executive settled a regulatory action in which he was accused in the United States of making “deceptive health claims” for a medical app his company marketed

The world’s richest league declined to disclose if it had been aware the head of Prenetics, the biotechnology company leading the Project Screen consortium that has already begun testing top-flight players and staff, had agreed to a suspended $58,623.42 (£47,830) penalty with a United States government regulator.

The Premier League would also not answer questions on whether a formal tender process had been conducted for a contract upon which the entire fate of ‘Project Restart’ could rest.

Telegraph Sport revealed on Tuesday how Prenetics’ chief executive, South African-born, British-based businessman Avi Lasarow, settled

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Timeline of sport’s response to coronavirus on Monday, May 18

The fallout from the coronavirus pandemic continued on Monday.

Here, the PA news agency recaps the day’s biggest developments.

0753 – Culture secretary Oliver Dowden tells Sky News some Premier League games could be free-to-air if the top flight returns next month.

1120 – The Local Organising Structure for Glasgow says it has reconfirmed its position as a host city venue for EURO 2020, which has been rescheduled for next year.

1215 – Celtic were crowned champions of the Ladbrokes Premiership and Hearts were relegated after a decision was made to conclude the season with immediate effect, the SPFL announced.

1221 – FIFA announces the FIFA Foundation is putting together its first official charity game to raise money for the fight against coronavirus.

1306 – Hearts threaten legal action after relegation from the SPL, with the club saying it has not given up on a restructuring of the league.

1430

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Jillian Michaels gives tips on prioritizing mental and emotional health during quarantine: 'Invest in your self-care'

Jillian Michaels gives tips on prioritizing mental and emotional health during quarantine: ‘Invest in your self-care’

Jillian Michaels is just like the rest of us as she navigates these unprecedented times. And with quarantine still a way of life, it is no surprise that the fitness expert is prioritizing ways to continue to maintain her overall health.

During Yahoo’s Reset Your Mindset event, Michaels discussed the effects of the burden of uncertainty that weighs heavy on many shoulders.

“Things are scary, crazy unknown,” she said. “We have our kids at home for those of us that have kids, we’re overwhelmed in pretty much every conceivable way. And at times like this, it’s absolutely normal to say ‘I can’t handle anything else. I’m checking out on my self-care and all the other stuff that I deem to be more punishing.’ But one of the most important things you can do is invest in your self-care and prioritize your health right now.”

The former The Biggest Loser fitness

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Scientists say 17-year-old blood sample yields promising antibodies for COVID-19

The search for COVID-19 therapies has turned to an antibody that was first identified back in 2003, in a blood sample from a patient who recovered from a similar coronavirus-based disease.

  • In a paper published today by the journal Nature, a team including researchers from the University of Washington reports that the antibody, known as S309, can neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19 in lab experiments. “We still need to show that this antibody is protective in living systems, which has not yet been done,” David Veesler, a biochemist at the UW School of Medicine who’s one of the paper’s senior authors, said in a news release.
  • S309 was one of several promising monoclonal antibodies identified in the memory B cells of a patient who survived Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. No cases of SARS have been reported since 2004. Like COVID-19, SARS was caused by a type of coronavirus, which
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China’s farmers offered buy-out to grow plants instead of breeding wild species in clampdown

China’s farmers offered buy-out to grow plants instead of breeding wild species in clampdown

China is offering a government buy-out to wildlife farmers in two provinces to help transition those whose livelihoods depend on breeding wild species for consumption away from the practice.

It is part of the country’s clampdown on the wildlife trade following the outbreak of the coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China late last year. The origins of the pandemic are still being investigated but one of the suspected sources is the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city which included a live animal section reportedly selling more than 30 species of animals including live wolf pups, golden cicadas, scorpions and civets. China closed the market in January.

On the whole, researchers agree that the most plausible explanation is that the virus made the jump from an animal to human in a “zoonotic spillover” event.

The buy-out plans were published at the end of last week and would give wildlife farmers

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A Love Letter To Fashion's Best Lookbooks

A Love Letter To Fashion’s Best Lookbooks

There’s a picture from the new high summer 2020 Drake’s lookbook where a young model, a sort of preppy Neapolitan tailoring-clad Dickie Greenleaf, holds a slice of pizza dangerously close to the lapel of a beautiful white suit. A Margherita come-hither that makes you wince from the stain-to-be. It’s a picture that accurately surmises the Drake’s ‘look’, carefully cultivated over the last few years: irreverent, stylish, a bit Italian.

“It’s funny you mention the lookbooks, because I’ve definitely started hearing that they’re popular from a few different sides” says Michael Hill, the creative director of Drake’s, over the phone from his house in Devon. “I’d never seen a lookbook in my life, but I wanted to put together a thing where we weren’t taking ourselves too seriously to show the personality of who we are. We are only talking about clothes, but we love clothes and it’s an opportunity to

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