Zimbabwe beat Pakistan after thrilling Super Over in third ODI | Cricket News

first_img– Advertisement – Sean Williams and Babar Azam traded centuries before Zimbabwe overcame Pakistan in a Super Over at the end of a dramatic third one-day international in Rawalpindi.Pakistan, who had claimed the three-match series after back-to-back victories, clinched a tie from the final ball, as Muhammad Musa hit a four to level the scores at 278.Zimbabwe, though, restricted Pakistan to just two runs from the sudden-death over, as Blessing Muzarabani added another couple of wickets to his five during the regular match, removing Iftikhar Ahmed first ball to a catch at deep midwicket and then Khushdil Shah dragged onto his stumps.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Blessing Muzarabani took five wickets in regulation play and two in the Super Over for Zimbabwe
Blessing Muzarabani took five wickets in regulation play and two in the Super Over for Zimbabwe

Biden, leading in Pennsylvania, nears victory in the state and the election.

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Joseph R. Biden Jr. took the lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania on Friday morning as Democrats grew increasingly confident that he would win the state and with it the presidency: The state’s 20 electoral votes would put Mr. Biden, who has 253 electoral votes, past the 270-vote threshold for victory.By Friday evening, after more votes were counted from Philadelphia and other counties that have supported Mr. Biden, he led Mr. Trump by more than 19,500 votes.- Advertisement – “We can also tell you that it may take several days to complete the reporting of that,” Ms. Deeley added.On Thursday, Kathy Boockvar, the Pennsylvania secretary of state, told CNN that the “overwhelming majority” of the state’s remaining votes would be counted by Friday. Pennsylvania Democratic officials have said their analysis of the uncounted votes gave them confidence that Mr. Biden would win the state by a substantial margin.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden had steadily erased Mr. Trump’s early lead in the state — at one point, the president led by half a million votes — as ballots, mostly absentee and mail-in votes, were counted over the past few days. Most of the remaining uncounted votes in the state are in Democratic-leaning areas.At a news conference on Friday afternoon, Philadelphia elections officials said that they had about 40,000 ballots left to count in the city. Mr. Trump has baselessly insisted that post-Election Day tallies showing Mr. Biden leading in battleground states, including Pennsylvania, were the result of fraud, and has vowed to challenge them in court. His campaign showed no sign of an imminent concession Friday morning. “The false projection of Joe Biden as the winner is based on results in four states that are far from final,” a lawyer for the Trump campaign said in a statement.Mayor Jim Kenney of Philadelphia dismissed those accusations on Friday.“While some including the President continue to spew baseless claims of fraud, claims for which his team has not produced one iota of evidence, what we have seen here in Philadelphia is democracy, pure and simple,” Mr. Kenney said.Andrew Bates, a spokesman for the Biden campaign, said that if Mr. Biden won the election and Mr. Trump refused to concede, “The United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.” “We believe when the votes are counted, it’s pretty clear that Joe Biden’s going to be president of the United States, because he’s going to win Pennsylvania,” said State Senator Sharif Street, the vice chair of the state Democratic Party, on Thursday. The remaining ballots “generally fall into one of three categories: those that require a review, provisionals and U.S. military overseas ballots,” said Lisa Deeley, one of the city commissioners in Philadelphia in charge of elections. “I would estimate there’s approximately 40,000 remaining to be counted.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Gets November 2020 Android Security Patch With Latest Update

first_imgAs of now, the update is only available in Spain and keeps the phone on Android 10. Back in August, Samsung had announced that it will be delivering three years of Android updates for its flagship smartphones starting with the Samsung Galaxy S10 and beyond. The Galaxy S10 Lite was launched in January this year and is expected to get updated to Android 11. But there is no timeline for it yet.As of now, it is unclear when the update will reach Indian users and we have reached out to the company to get information on the same. This space will be updated as and when we receive a response.Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite specificationsThe Galaxy S10 Lite features a 6.70-inch display with a central hole-punch cut out. It is powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with 8GB of RAM. The phone has a triple rear camera setup and a 32-megapixel selfie shooter. It comes with a 4,500mAh battery and runs on Android 10.- Advertisement – Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite users in Spain have received the latest update that brings the November 2020 Android security patch. There are no bug fixes, performance improvement, or new features with this update that carries firmware version G770FXXS3CTJ3. The phone stays on Android 10 and OneUI 2.5. As of now, it is unclear when the new update will reach Indian users. As per a report, the security patch also addresses a vulnerability with the Exynos 990 SoC.The latest update that comes with firmware version G770FXXS3CTJ3 for Galaxy S10 Lite (SM-G770F) users in Spain brings the latest November 2020 security patch and nothing more. According to a report by Sammobile, the update fixes several security flaws present in Android OS and Samsung’s own software. It also fixes a vulnerability with the Exynos 990 SoC, but since the Galaxy S10 Lite only has a Snapdragon variant in India, users need not worry about this vulnerability.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mitchell Starc: Australian quick says bio-secure bubbles are unsustainable | Cricket News

first_imgMitchell Starc has questioned whether bio-bubbles are sustainable “It’s not a sustainable lifestyle,” Starc said after he signed for the Big Bash League’s Sydney Sixers.“You’re living in a hotel room with zero outside contact. Some guys haven’t seen families or their kids for a long time.“It’s tough going – we get to play cricket, (so) we can’t complain too much – but in terms of wellbeing of players, staff and officials, how long can you stay in hubs for?”- Advertisement – Mitchell Starc believes a prolonged stay within bio-secure bubbles is not sustainable and is likely to be taxing on cricketers’ health and mental wellbeing.The move to playing within bubbles has become commonplace since the coronavirus pandemic disrupted cricket in March, and is widely credited with helping international cricket fulfil its fixtures.However, Starc joined a growing list of players to have questioned the viability of these arrangements.- Advertisement – On Friday, India captain Virat Kohli said the mental toll associated with spending long periods in bio-secure bubbles should be considered when establishing the length of future tours.Starc’s intervention comes as several of his Australia teammates are likely to return from the IPL this month and enter another bubble for their scheduled home series against India. While they were unlikely to be complaining about the financial benefits of playing in India’s premier T20 tournament, Starc had no regrets about not taking part this year.“When you’re stuck in situations like that, month after month, going from bubble to bubble, it can be quite tiresome on the mind and body as well,” said Starc.“Not having that escape from day-to-day cricket is (difficult). That’s important for people’s wellbeing.” Mitchell Starc has questioned whether bio-bubbles are sustainable
Mitchell Starc has questioned whether bio-bubbles are sustainable

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‘No One’s Listening and Everyone Is Talking.’ Swing State Voters Look to the Future.

first_img“Across the country anxiety is growing …” “One the most contentious elections in history …” “… and pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes…” “Here’s Pennsylvania, a must win for Trump, his lead. has been …” “Votes are being counted in the states that will decide this election …” “Let’s take a look at Arizona now …” “Is trying to undermine this election …” “We are at a tipping point … Vice President Joe Biden will win Pennsylvania …” “… shows no signs of conceding …” [overlapping sound] “I would say the mood and energy of this election would be very chaotic.” “Unfortunately, no one’s listening and everyone is talking.” “I think the biggest part is just the relief. All the political ads are over. Everybody I know is just done with that.” “Around here, it’s suburbia, so you have that split vote, people feeling disenfranchised one way or the other.” “There’s a lot of inequality in this country, huge, you know. We judge each other by how we look. We hide behind our social media.” “Something that we’ve moved away from is having open discussion of ideas. And I think that Pinellas is such a swing area, it’s because we do have those type of discussions, hash some things out, you know.” “And they were teaching people to hate our country …” “Will you shut up?” “… 47 years you’ve done nothing, they understand …” “You’re the worst president America has ever had.” “I’m a patriot. So no matter who is in office, I respect that. But as it’s going right now, oh my God, it’s like a bunch of chickens fighting each other.” “The last four years have left me wanting more.” “It was a lot of anxiety leading up to this point.” “I want people to have more trust in government, have more trust in the political leaders and the people we elect.” “The politics are pretty divided and things seem really dark. But, you know, as a person of color, things have always kind of been dark.” “I don’t think we focus enough on environment. We certainly don’t focus enough on, you know, the downtrodden. We just don’t do enough to help people.” “Donald Trump has a death grip over the grass roots …” ”… Democrat Party wants to turn us into a socialist nation …” “Donald Trump is running a hustle on some of the most gullible voters in history.” “The silent majority.” “… against the truth …” “There’s a feeling as if middle America is just told to shut up and sit there and vote left.” “I did vote for Trump and I would again. There’s nothing that he doesn’t represent in who I am.” “We were not necessarily going to vote for Joe Biden until, you know, maybe May or June. And by then Covid was really pretty awful.” “I voted for Donald Trump despite the issues that I have with him. Just mainly for economic policy and for stances on international affairs.” “I mean, it’s difficult because neither party is really representative of a hyper-progressive stance that I would enjoy.” “I do not want to live in a socialist country. Not at all. That was my main focus. Secondly, right now, I think the economy is great. It’s making a huge comeback. And I think Trump was the man to do it and to keep it going.” “This country … it’s frightening how many states voted for Trump. I thought we would, he would, Biden would win in a landslide. And it’s shocking. I’m shocked.” “This has been a tough election for me, honestly. I’ve always voted Republican. I did not vote Republican this time. I voted Democrat because I do not like Donald Trump.” “There are downsides to both. And because of that, I personally, I didn’t do enough research to vote. Family-wise, I do have family that supports Trump. But I just … I couldn’t.” “Well, the one that stood out that he was for the little guy. Biden, because he’s down to earth.” “One side of a deeply divided country is celebrating this week.” “Biden-Harris campaign has the most radical platform …” “And Donald Trump has shown us time and time again, how he feels about our community.” “… completely sick of identity politics, it’s garbage …” “… a racist …” “When I was a younger woman, you know, we talked about the elections all the time. But we don’t anymore.” “I think Democrats are a little more open-minded, you know, fair to see the other side, thinking critically, and it just seems like the voters on the other side, just like, ‘This is how it is.’” “I would love to talk to my friends on the other side, but it gets too…heated.” “And that’s, that’s really bad. It stops the conversation that we need to be having, but we don’t do it. We don’t.” “A reshaped Republican Party, now grappling with what its future holds.” “… the president is now enveloping himself is this fantasy that the election is still ongoing.” “He is ignoring a pandemic, which actually is ongoing.” “… has been talking about unity, what they’re pushing for …” “… divided country … pay off all of this pain.” “Heck yeah, a united country matters. I mean, this is America. I hope my liberal friends are right. I still love them all the same.” “I do not think we will be unified at all.” “Honestly, it will probably get a little bit worse before it gets any better.” “I don’t feel any kind of way against anyone who chooses Trump. They have their reasons for doing what they do, like I have my reasons for voting for who I voted for.” “And I will respect the president, no matter who it is. And that’s unlike Trump. He got no respect from anybody that was against him. And I think that’s wrong.” “I don’t think we’ll ever get there. We’ve always been divided.” “America is America. But I look at the good side and there’s a lot of good people here. A lot.” “Yes, it matters that we are a united country. If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

US awards $1 billion for cell-based flu vaccines

first_imgMay 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – In an effort to modernize vaccine production while preparing for an influenza pandemic, the US government today awarded five contracts totaling more than $1 billion to develop cell-based technologies for making flu vaccines.The awards to five pharmaceutical companies are intended to help create an alternative to growing flu vaccines in eggs, the time-consuming production method used since the 1950s, and boost US production capacity. The money comes from $3.3 billion Congress appropriated last December for pandemic preparations by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”Today, we’re taking a step closer to preparedness by investing more than $1 billion to develop vaccines more quickly and to produce them here in the United States,” HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt said in a news release.HHS listed the vaccine makers and their contract awards as follows: GlaxoSmithKline, $274.75 million; MedImmune, $169.6 million; Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, $220.51 million; DynPort Vaccine, $40.97 million; and Solvay Pharmaceuticals, $298.59 million.The announcement comes a day after the Bush administration released a 228-page plan for implementing its flu pandemic strategy. One of the administration’s goals is to develop the capacity for domestic production of enough vaccine for every American within 6 months of the emergence of a pandemic.It takes about 6 months to grow seasonal flu vaccines in eggs, and the eggs must be ordered well in advance. Growing vaccines in laboratory cell cultures promises to be a somewhat faster and much more flexible approach. The method is already used for a number of other vaccines, such as polio, hepatitis A, and chickenpox.”Our current capacity of egg-based influenza vaccine production is not sufficient to meet increased demands during an emergency,” said Leavitt. “Accelerating the development of this vaccine technology and creating domestic capacity are critical to our preparedness efforts.”With cell-based production, companies can skip the step of adapting the virus strains to grow in eggs, the HHS statement said. In addition, the method will make it possible to meet increased needs in case of a shortage or pandemic, since cells can be frozen in advance and large volumes can be grown quickly, officials said.Cell-based methods also sidestep the risk of loss of egg supplies because of various poultry diseases. Such methods also eliminate the drawback that people who are allergic to eggs can’t receive vaccines grown in eggs.The HHS announcement didn’t give details on the contract requirements or timetables, but the companies offered some information in news releases. All said the contracts are for 5 years.GlaxoSmithKline said it will use the award to speed the development of new cell-based seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines and to increase cell-culture manufacturing capability at the company’s plant in Marietta, Pa. The company said that in addition to using the HHS funds, it will continue plans to invest more than $100 million in cell-culture production at the Pennsylvania plant.MedImmune, maker of the intranasal vaccine FluMist, said it will use the contract to develop cell-based flu vaccines involving the same technology as FluMist, which uses a weakened live virus. The company, based in Gaithersburg, Md., said it plans to build “a cell-based facility in the Untied States that can produce at least 150 million doses within six months of notification of an influenza pandemic.”Swiss-based Novartis, like MedImmune, cited a goal of being able to produce 150 million doses of vaccine in a US facility within 6 months after declaration of a pandemic. The HHS contract will support product development and the design and testing of equipment.Last fall Novartis launched a US phase 1-2 study of an investigational cell-culture-derived flu vaccine, the company said. The firm expects to file for European approval of that vaccine, made in Marburg, Germany, later this year.DynPort Vaccine Corp. (DVC), a subsidiary of Computer Sciences Corp., said it is collaborating with Baxter Healthcare Corp. to develop cell-based flu vaccines. The firm said its HHS contract is worth $242.5 million, whereas the HHS announced listed the amount at $40.9 million.HHS spokesman Marc Wolfson explained that the amount in excess of $40.9 million is conditional on additional appropriations as well as meeting the requirements of the contract. Wolfson is with the HHS Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Washington.DynPort said its contract supports, in addition to cell-based vaccine development, the pursuit of licensing for two flu vaccine candidates: “a split virus vaccine” for seasonal flu and a modified whole-virus vaccine for H5N1 avian flu.Solvay, based in Brussels, Belgium, said its HHS contract covers the development of new cell-based flu vaccine and “the development of a master plan to manufacture, formulate, fill and package annual and pandemic influenza vaccines in a new U.S.-based facility.””Our expertise gained from building our new commercial scale, cell-based influenza vaccine manufacturing facility in The Netherlands provides a strong foundation for the development of a similar facility in the U.S.,” said Werner Cautreels, PhD, the company’s CEO.In April 2005, HHS awarded Sanofi Pasteur a $97 million contract to develop a cell-based flu vaccine. The company was the first to receive a federal contract for commercial scale use of new flu vaccine technology, the agency said.See also:Jun 27, 2005, CIDRAP News story “Momentum builds for cell-culture flu vaccines”Apr 4, 2005, CIDRAP News story “HHS funds development of cell-based flu vaccines”last_img read more

Feds stage airport test of plan to slow pandemic

first_img Many public health experts have supported keeping borders open in a pandemic setting, because they don’t believe closure would block the spread of the virus and because keeping borders open would preserve the flow of crucial supplies and soften a pandemic’s impact on national economies. The system would begin when it’s clear that a pandemic influenza virus is spreading globally and would end as soon as the virus begins causing illnesses in the United States. The RBBS is a short-term strategy that the federal government will use in the initial states of a pandemic to delay the spread of the virus enough to afford officials a little extra time to educate the public on how to protect themselves from the disease, produce and distribute vaccine, and position medication and supplies, Pearson said. The strategy involves screening international air passengers to gauge if they are sick or have potentially been exposed to others who are sick with the pandemic virus. Nov 12, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Officials from several agencies recently converged on Miami’s international airport to take part in a full-scale exercise of the federal government’s risk-based strategy to slow the spread of a future pandemic influenza virus across US borders. Pearson said last week’s drill was a joint exercise that involved the HHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Transportation (DOT), along with numerous state, local, and airline-industry partners. Christine Pearson, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), attended the first day of the 2-day drill on Nov 5 and told CIDRAP News that, unlike previous tabletop discussions to test the risk-based border strategy (RBBS), the exercise at Miami included a real plane and actors who played the role of passengers in an airport setting. She said Marty Cetron, director of the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, was pleased with how the exercise went and said it exceeded his expectations, particularly how well the partners worked together. The scenario involved a novel and lethal human influenza strain that emerged in Southeast Asia and spread quickly and efficiently among humans, she said. The playbook had the World Health Organization (WHO) identifying a human-to-human H5N1 variant that spread to areas of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The WHO declared a severe (phase 6) pandemic, prompting the United States to raise its response stage to 3 and the secretaries of DHS, HHS, and DOT to enact nationwide RBBS activities. It’s likely that the RBBS in its current form will change, based on what officials learned during the exercise, Pearson said, adding “But by testing this now, we will help ensure that the plan we have in place will do what it’s designed to do and will ultimately help us to protect the public’s health during the next pandemic.” Federal officials routinely conduct drills at quarantine stations, Pearson said, and though additional activities are planned, no plans are in the works to do another large-scale exercise. Officials are likely to conduct more tabletop discussions that could include smaller drills to address certain parts of the RBBS plan. “It provided a level of realism that we hadn’t had in past exercises, which had mostly been facilitated discussions,” she said.last_img read more

Open public call for co-financing projects of professional associations in tourism and hospitality

first_imgWhen selecting projects, compliance with the Tourism Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2020 will be taken into account. Priority in co-financing will be given to applicants who employ at least one young unemployed person of relevant profession and / or volunteer experience in a certain field (up to 30 years) and clearly define the work plan of the newly employed person during the project implementation, for the preparation and implementation of the project employ at least one unemployed person with a disability of appropriate profession and / or volunteer experience in a particular area and clearly define the work plan of the newly employed person with disabilities human resources strengthening projects for the purpose of cluster association and have one or more partners in the implementation of the project. The amount of requested funds can be from forty thousand kuna to two hundred thousand kuna per project and the applicant can claim a maximum of 70 percent of the project value. The applicant may submit a maximum of one program / project to the Public Tender. This is the traditional support of the Ministry of Tourism, which aims to raise the competitiveness of Croatian tourism by strengthening professional associations in tourism and / or hospitality. A total of one million and seven hundred thousand kuna from the program will be available for projects that contribute to raising the quality of human resources in tourism and hospitality; among other things for professional development and training projects, all with the aim of strengthening the Croatian tourist product and its recognition on the international market Public Call it is open to all interested professional associations from February 7 to March 7, 2019. Those professional associations in tourism and / or catering that have a statutory activity in the field of tourism and / or catering may apply. Today, the Ministry of Tourism announced a public call intended for professional associations operating in tourism and catering to co-finance projects of professional associations. The Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Gari Cappelli, during the announcement of the public invitation, reminded that increasing the competitiveness of the tourist product must be a common goal of all stakeholders in tourism, adding: “By co-financing projects of professional associations in tourism and catering, we strive to provide support to associations as important partners of the Ministry of Tourism who think creatively and in synergy with other stakeholders create new tourism products, raise the quality of human resources in tourism and catering and ultimately strengthen the entire Croatian tourism offer. In the past three years, we have co-financed forty-four projects to strengthen professional associations in the total amount of 6,3 million kuna, and I believe that the associations will show significant interest this year and thus encourage further development of innovation and quality destination management. Attachment: Public call intended for professional associations operating in tourism and cateringlast_img read more

FlixBus celebrated its first three years in Croatia

first_img˝FlixBus business model is designed not only as a more comfortable and simpler movement of passengers but also to support the growth and development of regional small and medium-sized bus companies˝, said Dean Čebohin, Business Development Director for FlixBus CEE South Region. ˝Technological support that we have offered to our partners, has enabled strong growth and the partners themselves, who are constantly investing and renewing their fleet, hiring new drivers and taking care of the safety of our passengers.˝ ˝In these three years, we have gathered a team of young experts who, with their knowledge and experience, together with bus partners, have made the FlixBus brand recognizable throughout Croatia, but also in the region.˝, said Ante Grbeša, director for FlixBus CEE South region. RanoAccumulated knowledge, experience from the bus industry, but also from other areas, is crucial for management and development in the markets of Southeast Europe.˝ In June 2016, FlixBus started from the four largest Croatian cities (Zagreb, Split, Osijek and Pula) with four regional partners (Vincek doo, Slavonija Bus doo, Brioni doo and Prijevoz Knežević) from all parts of Croatia and thus confirmed the importance of cooperation. with regional bus partners throughout Croatia. In three years, the number of partners has grown to a total of 11 in Croatia, while in the entire CEE South region, which includes Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, FlixBus today cooperates with a total of 17 partners. Ante Grbeša FlixBus network of bus lines extends to 28 European countries and connects 2 thousand destinations with 350 thousand daily lines.center_img FlixBus, in addition to enabling travel to Europe, makes Croatia more accessible and connected. Zagreb, Split, Zadar, Rijeka and Pula are the most visited FlixBus destinations in Croatia, while travelers from Croatia most often visit Munich, Budapest, Ljubljana, Vienna and Venice. The main reasons for traveling are visits to relatives and friends, as well as holidays and short trips. FlixBus is mostly used by students, young professionals and young families, of which as many as 60 percent are women, and most of them are between 18 and 35 years old. At the press conference, in the company of over a hundred guests, FlixBus celebrated three years of successful growth and development in Croatia. These green buses are not just a means of transport from point A to point B, but a brand behind an entrepreneurial spirit based primarily on partnership and modern technologies. Facts about growth and development dominated the birthday conference of this business model that arrived in Croatia three years ago. A team of experts that has grown from three employees to a team with more than 50 employees has built and developed this product in the last three years. Source / photo: FlixBuslast_img read more