COVID-19: Antiparasitic drug can kill coronavirus within two days, study finds

first_imgA recent collaborative study conducted by a team from Monash University and the Doherty Institute in Australia has found that a commonly used antiparasitic drug could halt the incubation process of the novel coronavirus and potentially cure COVID-19 positive patients of any ailments caused by the virus.The study showed that the drug available globally called Ivermectin was able to kill SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, growing in cell culture within 48 hours. It must be noted, however, that the study was conducted in vitro – in a controlled environment outside a living organism – and that more credible data would be obtained pending clinical trials on human subjects.“We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved antiparasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum antiviral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus,” the report stated. The drug was previously shown to have been effective against a wide variety of viruses, including HIV, dengue, influenza and the Zika virus, the study claimed.Kylie Wagstaff, a scientist at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute who led the study, said the optimistic results of the study had warranted the possibility of human trials, which would yield more credible information regarding the drug’s efficacy within living cells.Read also: Potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study“We found that even a single dose [of Ivermectin] could essentially remove all viral RNA [ribonucleic acid] by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Wagstaff said in the report. “We need to figure out now whether the dosage that can be used in humans will be effective – that’s the next step,”Ivermectin had presumably inhibited the viral process that “dampened down” the host cells’ ability to kill it, Wagstaff said. However, the specific ways in which Ivermectin overrides such viral processes have yet to be discovered, she added.Many countries, including Indonesia, are scrambling to find possible remedies for the deadly virus as scientists fast-tracked research on a vaccine.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced last month that the government had been preparing medicine, including 3 million doses of chloroquine, which he described as “having been proven to cure COVID-19 in other countries”.However, health experts have since raised concerns over the risks inherent in self-medication using choloroquine phosphate – an antimalarial drug – as they claimed the medicine had an array of dangerous side effects including diarrhea, breathing difficulties, weakened muscles and mental disorders.Topics :last_img read more

Retirees lockup and hit the road

first_img Brisbane home prices to take off Southeast Queensland over 50s can continue to tick off their bucket lists as Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania unveils new home design concepts to suit ‘lock up and leave’ residents.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“This unique model is the perfect way for downsizers to fund a brand new lifestyle, eliminating the need to pay stamp duty, exit fees or deferred management fees, plus residents are able to keep 100 per cent of the capital gains if or when they choose to sell their home.”Ms Manson said residents appreciated being able to house RVs and caravans nearby as the village supports the “lock up and leave’’ lifestyle. Lutwyche tennis centre to become retirement village Ingenia Lifestyle regional sales manager Sharon Manson said the new concepts were designed to meet the growing demand from local downsizers. INGENIA LIFESTYLE BETHANIA Local residents and grey nomads Lee and Norma Falconer love being part of their Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania community — when they’re not busy travelling around Australia.“This year we have been away for four-and-a-half months travelling — mainly in our caravan,” Mr Falconer said.“Living in the village makes it easy to pack up and go.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning 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 CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 An internal image of a home at the Bethania community.“Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania residents love the freedom that comes with leaving their homes behind for a few weeks as they travel around in their RVs or caravans,” she said. Southeast Queensland over-50s can continue to tick off their bucket lists as Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania unveils new home design concepts to suit ”lock up and leave’’ residents. MORE: Ingenia Lifestyle Bethania’s clubhouse.“Ingenia Lifestyle’s new home design concepts are part of the innovative land lease ownership model and will provide Queenslanders a fresh taste for adventure, with homes equipped to fit a caravan or recreational vehicle,” Ms Manson said. She said the community had become a popular option for downsizers looking to boost their financial health through its innovative land lease ownership model.“Ingenia Lifestyle’s land lease model allows buyers to purchase a new, architecturally-designed home and lease — rather than own — the land,” Ms Manson said. The house with seven toilets RELATED: Developer: Ingenia Price: Two-bedroom homes from $299,000 Location: 41 Radke Rd, Bethania The new range of homes will launch to the market in February with construction planned for mid-2019.last_img read more

Launching of the Second BEAGLE 8 TSHD for Adani (VIDEO)

first_imgRoyal IHC shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands, recently launched Adani’s 8,000m³ Beagle trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) – the SHANTI SAGAR 18.This is the second of two Beagle 8 TSHDs for Adani – the first (Shanti Sagar 17) was launched in March 2017.The dredger has a total length of 104.5 meters and a width of 24.2 meters. The vessel is designed to have a loaded speed of 13.7 knots. In addition, it has two suction pipes with a diameter of 800mm and can reach a dredging depth of 26 meters.The SHANTI SAGAR 18 will be mainly utilized for maintenance dredging while the SHANTI SAGAR 17 will be deployed for capital dredging in challenging soils.last_img

Man Utd turn attention to last minute deal for Odion Ighalo

first_imgManchester United have turned their attention to Odion Ighalo in their increasingly frantic search for a striker. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers Loading… United have conceded defeat in their bid to land Bournemouth’s striker Josh King. They made a bid of around £20m on Thursday night which was described as ‘a joke’ by senior Bournemouth officials. This afternoon they followed that up by informing the Cherries they are now looking at alternatives to King rather than planning to make an improved offer.Advertisement Bournemouth were determined not lose King, 28, and United faced having to break the bank to stand any chance of persuading the Cherries to part with the former former Old Trafford academy product. United are now focusing on other forwards on their shortlist with ex-Watford striker Ighalo, 30, now under serious consideration as the clock ticks towards tonight’s 11pm deadline. Read Also:Breaking: Solskjaer rules out Ighalo deadline-day arrival at Man Utd Ighalo left the Premier League for China three years ago and has, most recently, been at Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

WWMT All-Star Race set for Oct. 4, 5 at Millard County

first_imgDELTA, Utah – The 2013 EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Modified Tour All-Star Race will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5 at Millard County Raceway. The special is presented by Hansen Web-Design, Forty laps is the distance for IMCA SportMods on Friday and 50 laps is the distance for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds on Saturday. During both races, the field will stop at halfway for fuel only and the field may be shuffled for the last half. A drawing on the front stretch will determine the positions that will be shuffled.Modified qualifying will be on Friday. Drivers not previously locked into the main event must run compete in a heat and possibly a “B” feature to qualify for the All-Star Race. Drivers already qualified will run a pole dash to determine their starting spot in the All-Star Race. Drivers locked into the Modified race include Ricky Alvarado, Jeep Berry, Zane DeVilbiss, Michael Hale, Chase Hansen, Dustin Hansen, Travis Metz, Ron Moser, Cory Sample, Aaron Spangler, Bryan Wordelman and Justen Yeager. Drivers locked into the SportMod race are Chuck Delp, Travis Gray, Travis Poll, Jake Rice, Gauge Smith and Justin Wright.For details on how they locked themselves in, visit www.wildwestmodifiedtour.com, click on the events tab and go to the WWMT All-Star Race page. This is not an invitational race and all licensed drivers are eligible to qualify. Numerous contingencies will be awarded.Saturday’s Modified feature will be $1,000 to win if more than 24 cars enter and $400 will be paid to win Friday for the Sport Mods with 20 or more entries. The Modified qualifying feature on Friday pays $750 to win. SportMods also run for their regular purse on Saturday. Former All-Star Race winners include Chase Hansen (2012), Zane DeVilbiss (2011), Justen Yeager (2010) and Travis Metz (2009).The Millard County Raceway 2013 Golf Tournament will be Saturday at Sunset View Golf Course. The nine-hole tourney will be a 4-man scramble with several closest to the hole and long drive awards.last_img read more

City wait on Silva injury news

first_img “I’ve just had a look now because everybody is talking about it. Everybody thinks it is a more serious attack from Cheikhou than it was. It doesn’t look deliberate at all to me.” Allardyce was also asked if he had spoken to Kouyate about the challenge. He said: “No. Why would I talk to him? He has no idea, it has happened from behind him. He doesn’t think he has done anything. You can see that reaction on the video on the laptop when you look at it.” The game itself was routine, aside from the bizarre nature of City’s opener – a freak own goal from James Collins. The Hammers defender managed to lob his own keeper Adrian attempting to intercept a Jesus Navas pass and the ball dropped in off bar and post. Sergio Aguero then made it 2-0 with his 26th goal of the season before half-time after Stewart Downing lost possession to Yaya Toure. Allardyce, whose side have won just once in 11 league outings, said: “The disappointing thing firstly was the goals were gifted to Manchester City and, secondly, the amount of possession we allowed ourselves to lose. “The two mistakes we made for the goals, one was pretty bizarre and the other unexpected from a player as experienced as Stewart Downing. “We had the resilience and determination to try to fight back and in the second half, eventually changing the system got us back playing better going forward. “We created good chances for Kevin Nolan and Enner Valencia but you have got to convert them.” For City the result and the three points were very much welcome after six defeats in the previous eight matches. That poor run culminated in last week’s demoralising derby loss at Manchester United but victory lifted them back within a point of their neighbours. Pellegrini said: “It was not depending on what Manchester United did yesterday – I think it was very important for our team to win. “We came from two defeats in a row and always when one is a derby it is worse. It was important to be a consistent team and we played especially, for the first 65 minutes until the injury of David that was a distraction, as a consistent team. “In other games we have played some minutes but today I think we played the whole game.” Pellegrini offered no comment to remarks from Yaya Toure’s agent referring to him as a “weak manager”. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: “At this moment he is in hospital and they are checking if he has a broken bone in his cheek. “It looked serious but we must wait (to see) what happens at the hospital.” The club confirmed Silva’s collarbone was also being checked. Kouyate was booked by referee Anthony Taylor for the challenge, which occurred in the 67th minute, meaning the incident cannot be subjected to retrospective action. Pellegrini expressed hope that Kouyate had not acted deliberately. He said: “I always think that a player doesn’t want to damage another player. The referee was so near and he decided he was unintentional. Nothing more happens.” West Ham boss Sam Allardyce leapt to the defence of his Senegalese midfielder, insisting the incident was entirely accidental. Asked for his opinion on the incident, Allardyce said: “Accidental. It was pretty innocuous. I didn’t think it was a foul. Press Association Manchester City playmaker David Silva was taken to hospital after suffering suspected cheekbone and collarbone injuries in his side’s 2-0 victory over West Ham. The Spaniard was carried off on a stretcher after being caught by the elbow of West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate and landing awkwardly in the Barclays Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium. The 29-year-old received around eight minutes of treatment on the pitch before being carefully lifted off and taken to hospital for further examination. last_img read more

Baines out after surgery

first_img “It is one of those situations that doesn’t affect you for a period and then you get a knock or a bad movement and it flares up and becomes really painful. “The specialist saw him yesterday and everything was very quick. “The work that has been done gives really good stability to a problem he has had for a long time and at the start of the next campaign I feel we will get the real benefit.” Baines’ absence for Everton’s remaining two matches, plus a broken metatarsal injury to Bryan Oviedo, means youngster Luke Garbutt may get his chance at left-back. The 21-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has yet to agree terms on a new deal despite Martinez insisting they want to keep him. “From our point of view it doesn’t change anything; we have put a lot of effort on Luke Garbutt’s development in the last two years and we want him to stay at the club,” said the Toffees boss. “It is his decision (which) is the most important decision out of the two parties. “But we are very strong in that department. Leighton Baines has been incredible for us in that role, we have Bryan Oviedo who is another full international and Luke Garbutt represents an academy product who is ready to perform.” However, Martinez refused to confirm whether he would play Garbutt in the final two matches of the Barclays Premier League season. He added: “We can use this opportunity to look forward to the future but it is too early to tell at the moment (whether he will play against West Ham and then Tottenham).” The 30-year-old left-back had an operation on Wednesday and will miss the Toffees’ last two matches of the season plus England’s friendly against the Republic of Ireland and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Slovenia next month. Baines was forced off with the problem in the second half of last weekend’s defeat at home to Sunderland and that forced Everton’s medical team to have a proper look at the injury. “Leighton had a little bit of instability in his ankle and in the last two weeks it flared up and against Sunderland the pain he was having was intolerable,” said manager Roberto Martinez. “We got it checked and it needed a little bit of repair work so he had the surgery yesterday. “It was a straightforward operation just to clear the ankle so he will be out now until the start of pre-season but it is exactly what he needed.” Martinez said Baines had been managing the problem for a few years but it had been exacerbated in recent weeks. With nothing to play for in the remainder of the season the club decided to take action to rectify the issue. “He was trying to play through the pain barrier,” added the manager. “It has been a problem since 2012 and the ankle has been showing signs in the last two weeks that it needed some work. “Leading up to the Manchester United game (on April 26) was the first time he had it in an acute state and it was difficult for him to play pain-free. Press Association Everton defender Leighton Baines has had surgery on an established ankle problem in a bid to ensure he is pain-free for the first time in three years. last_img read more

Red Sox stripped of 2nd-round draft pick for breaking video rules, ex-manager Cora banned through 2020 postseason

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — Red Sox stripped of 2nd-round draft pick for breaking video rules, ex-manager Cora banned through 2020 postseason.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press April 22, 2020center_img Red Sox stripped of 2nd-round draft pick for breaking video rules, ex-manager Cora banned through 2020 postseasonlast_img

Women of Troy trounce Wildcats

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team played a pair of home games over the weekend, jumping out to double-digit leads early in both contests. However, the games would result in completely different outcomes.Strong weekend · Junior forward Cassie Harberts averaged 25 points per game against Arizona State and Arizona over the weekend. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy blew a 16-point halftime lead to lose 60-53 to Arizona State on Friday but were able to hold on to a 21-point halftime lead to beat Arizona 74-57 on Sunday. The victory ended a three-game Pac-12 losing streak that began Jan. 17 in an overtime loss against Cal.Junior forward Cassie Harberts led USC (8-11, 5-3 Pac-12) with 26 points, six rebounds and three blocks against Arizona(11-8, 3-5 Pac-12). Sophomore guard Kiki Alofaituli added 11 points while fellow sophomore guard Ariya Crook finished with 15 points, seven assists and five steals.USC got in rhythm quickly against the Wildcats, jumping out to a 23-8 lead in the first 11 minutes behind Harberts’ 13 points. They would stretch their lead to as many as 23 and entered halftime up 43-22. Much of that had to do with USC’s accuracy from the field:  the Women of Troy shot 50 percent at the half compared to Arizona’s 23 percent. Harberts led all players with 15 points and six rebounds at the half, while Crook added nine points and four assists.Davellyn Whyte and Kama Griffitts led all Arizona scorers with five points at the half. Whyte would finish with 13 points, while Griffitts finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.The Wildcats came out of the locker room more aggressive on defense, but despite forcing more mistakes from the Women of Troy, Arizona was only able to cut the USC lead down to 48-35. USC would go on a 9-2 run to shift momentum back their way and hold on for the win. Their lead got to as many as 24 in the second half, and they would finish shooting 48 percent on the day to Arizona’s 29 percent.On Friday, USC looked like it was ready to roll to an easy win over the Sun Devils (11-9, 3-5 Pac-12) after entering halftime with a 36-20 lead.Unfortunately, the second half was dramatically different from the first.Arizona State outscored the Women of Troy 40-17 in the second half, changing the outlook of the game.The Women of Troy were led by Harberts, who finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds, including 19 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. Harberts was the only player to score in doublefigures. Sophomore forward Alexyz Vaioletama added seven points and six rebounds, while Alofaituli finished with six points, four rebounds and three assists.The Sun Devils were led by Janae Fulcher and Promise Amukamara, who each scored 9 points.USC controlled the boards in the first half against Arizona State, outrebounding the Sun Devils 24-12, and shot 41 percent compared to Arizona State’s 32 percent. The Sun Devils came out more aggressive in the second half, outrebounding the Women of Troy 16-15 and shooting 59 percent from the floor compared to USC’s 24 percent.The Sun Devils took a 54-53 lead with less than one-and-a-half minutes to go in the game off two free throws by Haley Videckis and didn’t give it up.The Women of Troy stay at the Galen Center to play another pair of home games next weekend, taking on the Utah Utes (10-9, 1-7 Pac-12) on Friday at 7 p.m. and the No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes   (15-3, 4-3 Pac-12) on Sunday at 10 a.m.last_img read more

The State of Play: Recapping the semester in sports, politics and American society

first_imgSports fans and American society are still different in one fundamental way. In sports, drop a couple of passes or hold your team back and you will find your ass on the bench. Lead your team to a losing record and every fan within a 3,500-mile radius of you will repay you with an all-American “fuck you” and pray for your unemployment.  Many readers (and by many I mean my dad), would call this the end of an era. For 16 weeks, I have put my blood, sweat and tears into “The State of Play.” Unfortunately, all good things in life — and in the case of my column, unfailingly mediocre things — must come to an end, and that is where we are today.  My friends, the end is finally here.  OK, so you accept the reality that sports and politics intersect, but should they? Should Kaepernick take a knee during the national anthem and should LeBron James express his political views? So with that being said, here are my two biggest takeaways from the semester.  I’ve heard enough of this:  For the last time, sports and politics cannot be separated. So, considering that this will likely be my last opportunity to spout off for the umpteenth time about why politics and sports intersect, I’d like to write a recap of sorts. After writing this column, I can confidently say that it’s taught me a lot.  Just think back on Colin Kaepernick, North Korea at the Winter Olympics, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s Twitter beef with the People’s Republic of China. Even today, we’re witnessing how a lack of government preparedness and leadership can lead to the cancellation of the sports world as we know it. I got plenty more examples where that came from, but I’ll spare you.  Because this false belief continues to manifest itself in the hearts and minds of sports fans everywhere, I’m going to try to dispel it one last time. Politics and sports intersect, and should intersect, in more ways than I can count.  “Keep your lib-tard sensibilities off of my gameday,” said a hypothetical but incredibly accurate portrait of a generic sports fan that I just created. “Sports and politics mix just as well as Cosmopolitan Magazine mixes with my raised Ford Super Duty.”  Unfortunately, in American politics, the same principles sports fans adhere to do not apply. Commit a crime against American democracy and your buddies in the Senate will sacrifice every shred of their dignity to make sure you make it through a trial scot-free. Tell Americans to inject themselves with disinfectant and … well … it looks like Fox News is still working on cleaning that mess up.  Listen, sports are how we pass on and instill American values. They’re part of how we teach our society about hard work, fairness and respect. I think we can all agree on that, no matter what kind of car you drive or what cable news network you watch.  I’ve heard statements like this countless times. You’ve heard countless statements like this. We’ve all heard countless statements like this, and despite mounting evidence to disprove said statements, people continue to believe that sports and politics do not belong in the same conversation.  For that reason alone, it looks like Americans still have a lot to learn from sports.  This is because, for better or for worse, fans still value success. They still care about winning, and they care about the people in charge of their teams winning. Hire a schmuck to take over any college or professional franchise and they’ll have the guy tarred and feathered over social media before the hiring is even made official.  Perhaps more than anything else, however, it’s taught me that we actually have quite a lot to learn from sports, more than even I realized despite my card-carrying status as a sports fanatic and wannabe political theorist.  For one, it’s taught me that Chicago Bears fans are the biggest snowflakes that NFL fandom has to offer — I’m looking directly at you, Steven — and it’s also taught me that a lot of the higher ups in professional sports are a bunch of feckless bastards, though I’ll admit that I probably already knew that, to an extent.  USC won the Pac-12 Championship in 2017 and I still considered the season a failure. Clay Helton won eight games last year while playing a backup true freshman at quarterback for the majority of the season. When it was announced that Helton would be back for another go-around, I think a part of the Trojan Family died.  Stuart Carson is a junior writing about the intersection of sports, politics and American society. He is also a sports editor at the Daily Trojan. His column, “The State of Play,” typically ran every other Wednesday. What I’m saying is that in sports, unlike in politics, you can’t pull a fast one over your fans. Whether it’s on the field or on the court, failure and incompetence are on display for all to see, and no amount of bullshit will ever cover it up.  The point I’m trying to make here is that you can’t preach integrity and perseverance to your kid’s Little League team if every time an athlete talks about equality, you throw a fit and turn the game off.  Stupidity and failure. No, I’m not talking about the working title of my pending autobiography. I’m talking about the two things sports fans still never tolerate. last_img read more