Yahoo Finance's Edmund Heaphy has the latest from London.
Yahoo Finance's Edmund Heaphy has the latest from London.
Lampard, 42, has 18 months left on his contract at Chelsea, having succeeded Maurizio Sarri in July 2019. After guiding Chelsea to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season, Lampard is now working to make the club title contenders, having overseen a squad rebuild that cost around 220 million pounds in the summer transfer window.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. hospitals are ready to deploy the vaccine once they receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and some already have a vaccine ready for use once approved, Anthony Fauci told CNN.President-elect Joe Biden says he’ll take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety. BioNTech SE said it’s on track to produce 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine with partner Pfizer Inc. this year, easing concerns that they might miss production targets.With cases nationwide at a high, U.S. states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and Oregon reported a record number of cases. Iowa hit its highest number of new Covid-19 deaths for a second straight day.Key Developments:Global Tracker: Cases exceed 65.6 million; deaths top 1.51 millionTracking the coronavirus vaccines that will end the pandemicVaccine confusion leaves U.S. states asking how many doses they getU.S. jobs recovery slows as virus rages, boosting aid chancesCovid fighters run out of weapons with virus spreading in homesOperation Warp Speed and U.K. vaccine drive leave Europe behindSubscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVIDJapan Decides How to Split Extra Olympic Costs (10:54 a.m. HK)Japan announced how it will split the additional costs for the Tokyo Summer Olympics caused by the postponement due to the pandemic. Of the extra 294 billion yen ($2.8 billion) in costs, the national government will pay 71 billion yen, the Tokyo government will pay 120 billion yen and the organizing committee will pay the rest. The event was delayed by a year due to the pandemic and there will be some restrictions in place if it is held next summer.Some Hospitals Ready to Deploy Vaccines Once Approved, Fauci Says (10:10 a.m. HK)Some U.S. hospitals already have the vaccine and are waiting for an Emergency Use Authorization to deploy it, Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN.Los Angeles Covid-19 Deaths Could Surpass 11,000 by Year End (9:37 a.m. HK)Los Angeles is on track to record 500,000 cases of Covid-19 by the end of the year and deaths could surpass 11,000 at the current pace of infection, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. One in 20 people in the greater Los Angeles area will be infected, he said.“We’re perilously close to running out of ICU beds,” he said in a briefing, calling the outbreak “the greatest threat to lives in Los Angeles.”That was after California reported 22,018 new coronavirus cases Friday, topping the previous record of about 20,000 hit just two days ago. Five of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay area are imposing shelter-in-place rules from Dec. 6 through Jan. 4 as they seek to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed as the coronavirus surges. The counties include San Francisco, Oakland and much of Silicon Valley.S. Korea Confirms 583 More Coronavirus Cases, Total 36,915 (8:31 a.m. HK)South Korea reports 583 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a drop from 629 a day earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. There were 559 locally-infected cases, with 231 new cases in Seoul and 150 in Gyeonggi province, while total deaths rose by four to 540.N.Y. Records Highest Positive Rate Since Mid-May (4:43 p.m. NY)New York state registered the highest rate of positive virus tests since mid-May, according to data released Friday. Of the 208,297 tests reported the prior day, 11,271, or 5.41%, were positive.Total hospitalizations on Thursday rose by 159 to 4,222, and there were 60 new Covid-19 fatalities, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news briefing.Biden Says He’ll Take Vaccine, Wants It to Be Free (4:34 p.m. NY)President-elect Joe Biden says he’ll take a coronavirus vaccine to demonstrate its safety to Americans and will work to ensure the vaccine and treatment of any side effects are provided free.Speaking at a news conference in Delaware on Friday, Biden was asked about wariness among Americans, and particularly among African Americans, over taking a vaccine developed quickly and under a cloud of pressure from President Donald Trump’s administration.“I think that my taking the vaccine and people seeing me take that vaccine is going to give some confidence,” Biden said. “In the meantime I need to make sure that the vaccine is both free and available. And that any follow-up to the vaccine is free and available -- that relates to any health complications from it. So there’s ways we can deal with some of these issues.”Ohio Governor Hints at More Restrictions (4:08 p.m. NY)With cases, deaths and hospitalizations all near records, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine suggested he may enact tougher restrictions to reign in the virus.The state reported 10,114 new cases, the fourth highest in the outbreak, and 129 deaths, the third highest. DeWine also said he expects three shipments of vaccine by the end of December, two from Pfizer and one from Moderna.Oregon Breaks Record for Cases and Deaths (3:25 p.m. NY)Oregon reported a record 2,176 new infections, taking the state’s cases over 80,000. It reported 30 more fatalities, also a record, the Oregon Health Authority said Friday.The state just ended a two-week “freeze” that increased restrictions, but Governor Kate Brown said in a press briefing that modeling shows daily cases may still double by Christmas.“Our hardest days still lie ahead,” she said. “Our new modeling confirms our worst fears: that this pandemic can indeed get much worse before we get the majority of our population vaccinated, and it likely will.”Health Authority Director Patrick Allen he said he expected 71,900 doses of Moderna’s vaccine to be shipped on Dec. 22, with 87,750 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and another 31,700 of the Moderna shot on Dec. 29.As Cases Spike, North Carolina Hits Record Hospitalizations (3:20 p.m. NY)North Carolina hospitalizations rose to a record as cases passed 5,000 for the second consecutive day. The state reported 5,303 infections on Friday, the day after reaching a record 5,637. The number of people hospitalized reached 2,157, almost double from a month ago.In a First, the CDC Says to Use Masks Indoors When Not Home (2:59 p.m. NY)Americans should be wearing a mask indoors whenever they’re outside their own home, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending for the first time as Covid-19 surges across the country.“Consistent and correct use of face masks is a public health strategy critical to reducing respiratory transmission” of Covid-19, the report stated, adding that this was particularly important “in light of estimates that approximately one half of new infections are transmitted by persons who have no symptoms.”N.J. Sees Daily Record of New Cases (2:07 p.m. NY)New Jersey reported a record 5,673 cases as testing has greatly increased since the pandemic’s early days. The state logged 48 deaths for a total 15,419 lab-confirmed fatalities. Hospitals have 3,315 patients, about 40% of their peak in April.France’s Pace of Covid Deaths Slows to Lowest in a Month (1:47 p.m. NY)France added 627 deaths, bringing the total to 54,767. That brought the the seven-day average for fatalities to 408, the lowest in a month.New confirmed cases rose by 11,221 to 2.27 million, with the weekly pace dropping to the lowest since Sept. 21. Hospitalizations and patients in intensive care continued their decline from a mid-November peak.The French are increasingly unwilling to get vaccinated, with 53% of those in a November survey planning to get the shot, down from 64% in July, health authorities said. In the July survey, 67% of naysayers cited the new vaccines not being safe as the reason not to get the shot, while 18% opposed vaccination in general.Sweden Plans Vaccine Strategy After 26% Reject Immunization (1:32 p.m. NY)Swedish health authorities say they need to convert vaccine doubters if they’re to reach enough people to achieve herd immunity.Only 46% of Swedes say they want to be vaccinated, while 26% say they don’t, according to a recent Novus poll. Herd immunity comes when enough people in a community have developed immunity through being either infected or vaccinated. For Covid-19, the percentage is estimated to range from 55% to 82%.Sweden expects to get enough vaccines to immunize a fifth of the population in the first quarter, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said. It has secured vaccines from Pfizer Inc., Moderna Inc., AstraZeneca Plc, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc and CureVac NV through European Union agreements. Immunizations are scheduled to start on a smaller scale in January, with 4 million doses -- enough for 2 million people - expected to be delivered by the end of March.Pennsylvania Hits Record Cases for Second Day (1:31 p.m. NY)Pennsylvania reported 11,763 cases, the second consecutive day of record infections. The number of hospitalizations has increased 10-fold since the start of October, to about 5,000, as medical officials warned of a looming crisis and as intensive-care beds filled in some parts of the state.Pfizer, BioNTech Near 2020 Vaccine Target, Easing Output Concern (1:17 p.m. NY)BioNTech SE said it’s on track to produce 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine with partner Pfizer Inc. this year, easing concerns that they might miss production targets.As of Friday, the companies had made the majority of the promised supply for this year, BioNTech said in a statement to Bloomberg. For next year, they’re looking for ways to increase production capacity beyond a promised 1.3 billion doses.Iowa Hits Record Deaths for Second Straight Day (12:42 p.m. NY)Iowa reported 84 more deaths, the second consecutive day of record fatalities, state data show. Total deaths are now 2,603. The state posted another 2,901 new cases, in a week in which infections have trended lower than mid-November, when cases topped 5,000 on several days. The number of hospitalizations and intensive-care patients fell.Italy Deaths Fall From Record (12:14 p.m. NY)Italy reported 24,099 new cases Friday, confirming the downward trend from last week. Daily fatalities dropped to 814 from a record 993 the previous day.The government eased restrictions on some regions. While the epidemic is still putting pressure on hospitals, there’s a general improvement in its transmission speed, which proves the three-tier restriction system introduced in early November has worked, according to the Health Ministry weekly report.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Chris Lykes made 3 of 5 from 3-point range and had 20 points to help Miami beat Stetson 82-60 on Friday night. Lykes went to the locker room midway through the second half with an apparent ankle injury and did not return. Matt Cross, who added 11 points, also left the game late with an injury.
Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela had surgery Friday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, and New York said his expected recovery time is three months. Urshela is likely to miss about half of spring training, which starts in mid-February, and will have just a few weeks to get into shape ahead of the opener against Toronto on April 1. Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad operated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
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As the Army Criminal Investigation Command opened a probe into the mysterious deaths of two soldiers found together in a remote training area of Fort Bragg earlier this week, grisly details have emerged about the fate of a paratrooper who went missing from the base earlier this year—only for his partial remains to wash ashore a week later. Authorities have so far been tightlipped about the cause of death of the two men found at the North Carolina military base on Wednesday, identified as 44-year-old Army veteran Timothy Dumas and 37-year-old Army Master Sergeant William J. Lavigne II, a member of the Special Forces. The only detail released about their deaths is that it was not connected to any official training at the military site. Dumas was previously stationed at Fort Bragg and had recently been living in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Lavigne had joined the Army in 2001 and had taken part in several Special Operations deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the military said. Adding to the mystery surrounding their deaths, a defense official cited by The Washington Post on Friday said, without elaborating, that there were early indicators that the pair was involved in some kind of criminal activity.Officially, however, Army authorities have offered nothing but praise for the men. Lavigne’s company commander, Lt. Col. Justin Duvall, called the situation “tragic” and praised Lavigne for having “dedicated himself to the Army for 19 years and deployed multiple times in the defense of our Nation.”Lavigne and Dumas’ deaths follow another high-profile incident at the base. An autopsy revealed this week that a paratrooper from Fort Bragg who went missing in May had been decapitated, The Fayetteville Observer reports. Twenty-one-year-old Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez was last seen camping with friends from the base at Cape Lookout National Seashore along the North Carolina coast.The case was ruled a homicide a week later when his partial remains were discovered on Shackleford Banks Island, an area about 35 miles from Cape Lookout known for the tides forcing all kinds of things ashore. The autopsy report relied solely on a decapitated head, with the report's authors noting that they had no other part of the body to examine. “While decapitation is, in and of itself, universally fatal, the remainder of the body in this case was not available for examination, and therefore potential causes of death involving the torso and extremities cannot be excluded,” said the report obtained by The Fayetteville Observer.The autopsy also determined that Roman-Martinez's eyes were missing and his hair had been pulled out, though it was not immediately clear if that was considered a result of the homicide or his exposure to the elements. “Everything about this case doesn’t make sense,” Griselda Martinez, the sister of the slain paratrooper, told the Observer. She and other members of the family have questioned the account of those who’d been camping with Martinez the night he vanished. An unidentified member of the group phoned 911 on the evening of May 23 to report that Martinez was gone, according to the Army Times. “When we woke up, he was not here and we’ve been looking for him all day,” the caller said, adding that the group had been trying to alert Park Rangers to no avail. A spokesperson for Cape Lookout National Seashore later said Park Rangers had had contact with the group about an improperly parked car, however, and that no one in the group had mentioned their missing friend.The family has also questioned why the group waited all day to report the young paratrooper missing if he’d been gone since the morning, and they disputed the unidentified 911 caller’s claim that Martinez had “suicidal tendencies.”Martinez’ family has said the Army did not permit them to meet with the seven soldiers who were camping with the 21-year-old when he went missing, nor have their identities been revealed.The Army is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of someone responsible for Roman-Martinez’s death. Army Criminal Investigation Command is still investigating the case, and Roman-Martinez’s family continues to push for answers. “If they get away with it, that will be the worst thing in the world,” Roman-Martinez’s sister Griselda Martinez told The Fayetteville Observer.According to Stars & Stripes, more than 30 soldiers working at Fort Bragg have died so far in 2020. Half of those deaths have been ruled suicides. With nearly 54,000 military personnel and 14,000 civilian employees, Fort Bragg has the most people of any U.S. military base.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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Isaiah Thompson scored eight of his 14 points in the last 5:32, Sasha Stefanovic led with 19 and Purdue rallied past stubborn Valparaiso 68-61 on Friday night after trailing for most of the game. Zach Edey's free throws with 6:48 remaining gave Purdue (3-1) a 54-53 lead — its first lead since 3-2 with just over two minutes gone. Thompson extended the lead to 58-53 with a free throw and a 3-pointer and made four more from the line in the last 51 seconds to secure the comeback.
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(Bloomberg) -- Iran is sending its biggest fleet yet of tankers to Venezuela in defiance of U.S. sanctions to help the isolated nation weather a crippling fuel shortage, according to people with knowledge of the matter.Some of the flotilla of about 10 Iranian vessels will also help export Venezuelan crude after discharging fuel, the people said, asking not to be named because the transaction is not public.The Nicolas Maduro regime is widening its reliance on Iran as an ally of last resort after even Russia and China have avoided challenging the U.S. ban on trade with Venezuela. The country’s fuel crunch follows decades of mismanagement, corruption and under-investment at state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela since the time of Maduro’s late mentor and predecessor, Hugo Chavez.The country that was once a top supplier of crude to the U.S. and boasted one of the lowest domestic gasoline prices in the world, now can barely produce any fuel.The last Iranian fuel shipments sent in early October on three vessels are running out, threatening steeper nationwide shortages with hours-long queues at gas stations.The current fleet under sail is about double the size of the one that first startled international observers in May, crossing a Caribbean Sea patrolled by the U.S. Navy, to be greeted by Maduro himself upon arrival.“We’re watching what Iran is doing and making sure that other shippers, insurers, ship owners, ship captains realize they must stay away from that trade,” Elliott Abrams, the U.S. special representative for Iran and Venezuela, said in September.Also See: One Stranded Tanker Signals Perils of Trading With VenezuelaSeveral vessels that transported fuel to Venezuela earlier this year, including Forest, Fortune and Faxon, appear to be returning to the South American nation and turned off their satellite signal at least nine days ago, according to Bloomberg tanker-tracking data. The Zarif appeared to be transiting through the Strait of Hormuz, the data show.Turning off transponders is a commonly used method by ships hoping to avoid detection. In other instances of Iranian aid to Venezuela, ship names were painted over and changed to obscure the vessel’s registration.Venezuela Defies U.S. Sanctions With First Iranian Oil ImportThe oil ministry in Tehran was not immediately available for comment during the Iranian weekend. Messages sent to several officials at PDVSA, as Venezuela’s state oil company is known, also weren’t immediately answered.In addition to importing fuel, Venezuela also needs to export enough crude oil to free up storage space and prevent field stoppages, a task made more difficult by the sanctions against Maduro’s regime. Production at Venezuela’s network of six refineries has gone into steady decline, with spills and accidents becoming routine. Maduro’s government has increased pressure on the poorly-maintained infrastructure to ensure output for local consumption.Sanctions have made it difficult to import parts or hire contractors, and the Maduro regime is running out of cash.Consequently, the two nations are also discussing ways for Iran to help Venezuela overhaul its Cardon refinery, the last fuel plant there to operate more or less regularly, people with knowledge of the situation said. In 2018, Chinese oil companies also looked at helping Venezuela fix its refineries, but lost interest after a review of the installations, people familiar with those plans said.It’s unclear whether the Iranians would be able to achieve what the Chinese didn’t. Venezuela’s refineries were built and operated for decades by U.S. and European oil majors until nationalization in the 1970s. Even then, PDVSA relied on U.S. technology and parts for maintenance and expansions. This means the Iranians will need to make certain parts from scratch to carry out key repairs. Some fixes made in June and July haven’t been successful yet and four local contractors are still conducting repairs, said one of the people.Maduro is under renewed international pressure after the opposition decided to boycott Dec. 6 National Assembly elections that are widely considered to be overseen by Maduro loyalists. Maduro is hoping for a big turnout to claim he has public support.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.