Today during the daily White House Coronavirus Task Force meeting, President Trump said he was pushing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to eliminate barriers to using the antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, to treat COVID-19 infections.”It’s been around for a long time, so we know if things don’t go as planned it’s not going to kill anybody,” Trump said of the drug, which is also used to treat arthritis symptoms in some patients. An unpublished, small, non-randomized trial based on French COVID-19 patients shows the drug has promise against the virus.FDA chief more cautiousBut FDA Commissioner Steve Hahn, MD, struck a more cautious tone during the press conference. He said he did not know how effective the treatment would be, and urged caution when looking at therapeutics for the novel coronavirus.”Let me make one thing clear. The FDA’s responsibility to the American people is to ensure that products are safe and effective,” said Hahn. Of using hydroxychloroquine, Hahn said, “We want to do that in the setting of a clinical trial, a large, pragmatic clinical trial to actually gather that information.”But Trump said red tape surrounding therapies for coronavirus would be cut dramatically in the coming days.”Therapies are something we can move on much faster [than a vaccine],” said Trump, who also said the FDA would be allowing the compassionate use of remdesivir, an antiviral originally used for Ebola treatment that’s been studied in Chinese coronavirus patients. Last month, the National Institutes of Health launched a trial of remdesivir in COVID-19 patients at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.Trump also said he was directing the FDA to look at treatments being used in Europe and Japan, and extrapolate good results in those regions to American patients.Hahn said the FDA would look into “convalescent plasma” taken from recovered COVID-19 patients as a possible treatment, based on antibody therapy.Amesh Adalja, MD, of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, said hydroxychloroquine has been well-studied, and has both antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.”It’s an important tool we have to study and make sure we get good data on good coronavirus patients and what the impact is,” he told CIDRAP News. But he cautioned that there is limited availability of the drug, and many patients with rheumatoid arthritis rely on it. He also worried the sudden interest in the drug could cause supply chain issues.New York’s case count, and testing, soarsTrump also said he spoke with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last night about hydroxychloroquine, and said the governor was excited to try the medication. New York has been one of the hardest hit states, but also one of the states that’s effectively ramped up testing.Overnight, Cuomo tweeted that the state tested 7,500 samples for coronavirus, finding 1,769 new positive cases. The state’s total is now 4,152, including 2,469 cases in New York City alone.”Remember: We know that as more people are tested we will find more cases,” Cuomo cautioned on Twitter. Today Cuomo also signed an executive order mandating that 75% of the non-essential workforce must work from home.By early afternoon the US case count had surged past 10,000 cases to 11,274 cases, per the Johns Hopkins University tracker. White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Deborah Birx, MD, said that about 50% of US cases are in 10 counties, primarily in Washington, California, and New York.Yesterday, health officials in King County, Washington—the first US county to be hit hard with the coronavirus—warned that rapid widespread community transmission could happen.Washington state has reported 1,026 cases and 68 deaths, according to the New York Times coronavirus tracker. Thirty-five of those deaths occured in patients or visitors to the Life Care Center, a long-term care facility in Kirkland, Washington.There have been 169 deaths total in the United States.Two Congressmen have COVID-19Yesterday two lawmakers, Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Ben McAdams (D-Utah), said they both tested positive for COVID-19 and were in self-quarantine, becoming the first members of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus. The Washington Post reported at least three additional members of Congress would be self-quarantining because they had been in close contact with Diaz-Balart and McAdams.Meanwhile, the State Department this afternoon announced a level 4 travel advisory, urging all Americans abroad to return home immediately or be prepared to remain abroad indefinitely. Americans were also instructed to avoid all international travel.A level 4 warning is the highest given by the department.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has announced the addition of nine new partners to its growing RFwave Partner Program, including AkronIC, Ask Radio, Catena, University of Waterloo Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS), Giga Solution, Helic, Incize, Mentor Graphics and Xpeedic Technology. These new partners will provide unique mmWave test and characterization capabilities along with design services, IP and EDA solutions that will enable GF clients to rapidly implement RF designs in applications spanning Internet-of-Things (IoT), mobile, RF connectivity, and networking markets.The RFwave Partner Program builds upon GF’s leading radio frequency (RF) solutions, such as FD-SOI, RF CMOS (bulk and advanced CMOS nodes), RF SOI and silicon germanium (SiGe) technologies. The program provides a low-risk, cost-effective path for designers seeking to build highly optimized RF solutions for a range of wireless applications such as IoT across various wireless connectivity and cellular standards, standalone or transceiver integrated 5G front end modules, mmWave backhaul, automotive radar, small cell and fixed wireless and satellite broadband.GF is focused on building strong ecosystem partnerships with industry leaders. With the RFwave program, GF’s partners and clients can now benefit from a greater availability of resources to deliver innovative, highly optimized RF solutions. The new partners join current RFwave Program members including asicNorth, Cadence, CoreHW, CWS, Keysight Technologies, Spectral Design, and WEASIC.To learn more about GF’s RFwave partner program, click here. read more
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That’s not how it’s going to be in the NBA. So I think Kentucky was the closest thing to an NBA team as possible, and it helped me out to be in this position I am now.”As for the NBA draft turning into a Kentucky reunion? “Unbelievable,” Booker said. “It’s no other four players from any other team, I don’t think. That’s a good accomplishment to have. I’m proud of everybody, just to know how much we sacrificed as a team and gave up to get to this point. I wish the best for everybody, and I can’t wait to get to tomorrow.” Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Session ID: 2020-09-18:ead141b62a462b1473865e12 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-62608-4318894078001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Forward Trey Lyles, who didn’t start until Alex Poythress was injured and played out of position at small forward all season, might make for a strong anti-platoon argument – except that he’s also a projected lottery pick. “It helped all of us out. We were 38-0. You can’t really say much against that,” Lyles said. “Everybody played well the whole year and there’s seven of us in the draft. Coach is helping us out. He has helped us out. So if you’re going against it, you’re going against something that won games.”The 6-10 Lyles admits that he could’ve showcased his post game a lot more elsewhere and scored more points for another program, but he feels he’s addressed those things in workouts for NBA teams. “If I’d gone somewhere else I could’ve done a lot more things, but going to Kentucky with nine other All-Americans just showed that I’m capable of contributing to a team and being unselfish,” he said. “Just being selfless to the team and caring about winning more than I care about myself, I think people like that, because it shows you have good character.” Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Kentucky’s Devin Booker previews the NBA Draft, where he’s expected to be a lottery pick.NEW YORK – John Calipari made it clear this summer that rival coaches have been using Kentucky’s platoon system against the Wildcats in recruiting – and rather successfully, it seems, as they’ve missed on every five-star prospect who has made his decision since the season ended. In theory, the pitch would be that by stockpiling 10 future pros on the same roster last season, UK held back some players who could’ve showcased their talent more as the singular star of a less-stacked team. Thing is, though, the Cats could have a record seven players picked in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, including a record-tying four lottery picks and the No. 1 overall selection.“I don’t know how you recruit against it,” said shooting guard Devin Booker, who didn’t start for UK in his lone season but could be a top-10 pick. “You see how many Kentucky guys are in the draft this year … how successful we were as a team. I’m probably the one that (the Cats’ coaches) highlight, where coming out of high school I wasn’t in the top 10 or anything like that and I was able to go out there and share minutes and still be successful.” Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. 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Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta was able to train on Thursday despite picking up a knock during this week’s Capital One Cup defeat against Sunderland.Azpilicueta had to go off midway through the second half at the Stadium of Light, where he was playing at right-back in place of the suspended Branislav Ivanovic.But he appears to have made a good recovery and his condition is due to be assessed on Friday.AdChoices广告The Blues are next in action on Monday night, when they face Premier League leaders Arsenal.A win at the Emirates Stadium would take them above the Gunners to the top of the table. See also:Ki’s extra-time winner sends Chelsea outChelsea boss reluctant to change tacticsSaville remains keen to stay at BrentfordCole will be axed again for Arsenal clash Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook 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 read more
Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season August 21, 2020 Guy TemplerBetStars, a new sports betting brand from PokerStars, has launched a unique new sports betting product, Spin & Bet.Taking its name and inspiration from the extremely popular Spin & Go poker format that launched just over a year ago on PokerStars, Spin & Bet gives sports bettors the chance to multiply the odds of their bets and potential winnings by up to 10 times the original amount.Guy Templer, Director of Group Business Development and Strategy, said: “We’re really excited by the launch of Spin & Bet, which we believe is set to be the game-changing innovation in sports betting this year.“We’re convinced our customers will love the new product as it brings a new and exciting dimension to betting for sports fans around the world. This is only the first in a number of exciting, unique products that we expect to introduce in 2016 to distinguish the BetStars brand from its competitors.”How does Spin & Bet work?Spin & Bet can be found on the home page of the BetStars websites and iOS and Android apps. To use the new Spin & Bet feature, bettors simply choose their bet from the available markets, enter their stake, and click ‘Spin & Bet’.The bet will be placed and an animation will display the potentially enhanced odds and potential winnings, with the result being one of five multiples: 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 5x or 10x. When playing Spin & Bet, 10% of the bettor’s stake goes towards an enhanced odds jackpot.For example, a £10 bet at 2/1 would become a £9 Spin & Bet with the chance for the odds to increase to as much as 20/1 with a potential pay-out of £189 (£9 x 20 + £9 stake back).BetStars Marketing CampaignSpin & Bet will form the focus of a multi-million pound marketing campaign to launch the BetStars brand over the coming months, including a significant TV presence during English Premier League matches. Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share read more