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Novel coronavirus may have been spreading in China in August, Harvard research indicates

first_img“While we cannot confirm if the increased volume was directly related to the new virus, our evidence supports other recent work showing that emergence happened before identification at the Huanan Seafood market.””These findings also corroborate the hypothesis that the virus emerged naturally in southern China and was potentially already circulating at the time of the Wuhan cluster,” according to the research.It showed a steep increase in hospital parking lot occupancy in August 2019.”In August, we identify a unique increase in searches for diarrhea which was neither seen in previous flu seasons or mirrored in the cough search data,” according to the research The novel coronavirus might have been spreading in China as early as August 2019, according to Harvard Medical School research based on satellite images of hospital travel patterns and search engine data.The research used high-resolution satellite imagery of hospital parking lots in Wuhan – where the disease emerged in late 2019 – and data for symptom-related queries on search engines for things such as “cough” and “diarrhea”.”Increased hospital traffic and symptom search data in Wuhan preceded the documented start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in December 2019,” according to the research. Topics :last_img read more


ICC World Cup India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 semi-final: Can Virat Kohli repeat 2008 magic vs Kane Williamson?

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: After 45 matches, the league stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has ended. India, Australia, England and New Zealand are the four semi-finalists. India will take on New Zealand in Manchester on July 9 while Australia will once again square off against England on July 11 in Edgbaston. The road to the semi-final for both India and New Zealand has been a study of contrasting fortunes. New Zealand started the tournament with a bang with four wins out of five but suffered three consecutive defeats to lose momentum before the knockouts. India, on the other hand, has been clinical with both bat and ball and have suffered just one loss in the tournament which was to England.Heading into the semi-final, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are favourites to beat Kane Williamson’s New Zealand team. India’s batting and bowling have depth and form while the Kiwis have suffered in their batting which is overly reliant on Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. This will be the first time India and New Zealand are squaring off in the semi-final of a 50-over World Cup and it will be a tough contest.However, the match will also see Kohli and Williamson square off in a knock-out for the first time since the two clashed in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup encounter in Malaysia. 11 years ago, Kohli and Williamson were big names in the junior circuit and it was a tense clash at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur. New Zealand elected to bat and they looked in good touch.After losing George Worker and Michael Guptill-Bunce cheaply, Williamson, in what would later become his trademark style, helped New Zealand stage a recovery. However, that was when Kohli decided to strike, not with the bat but with the ball. Kohli darted a quick ball wide outside off and Williamson was stumped for 37 by Shreevats Goswami. Kohli took his second wicket of Fraser Colson and had figures of 7-1-27-2. Corey Anderson blasted 70 off 76 balls which included six fours and four sixes and New Zealand ended on 205/8.During the India innings, rain intervened and the target for India was 191 in 43 overs. This time, it was Williamson’s turn to inflict damage on Kohli. Goswami and the Indian skipper had strung a solid 84-run stand, with Goswami hammering a fifty and Kohli looking good on 43. However, Kohli drove a full ball from Worker to short cover where Williamson took a brilliant catch to his right and New Zealand was in the hunt again. Tim Southee took four wickets but India held their nerve to win by three wickets and enter the final. Kohli’s men would script history by winning the 2008 Under-19 title by beating South Africa in a rain-affected match.11 years later, Kohli and Williamson are the modern-day greats of the game and are part of the fab-four in batting, along with Steve Smith and Joe Root. Both nations have a good record in the World Cup and they will be determined to enhance it in the semi-final. Will Williamson get the better of Kohli or will the Indian skipper inflict pain on the Kiwis as he did in 2008? The answer will be known on July 9. highlightscenter_img India’s clash vs New Zealand in Trent Bridge was abandoned due to rain.New Zealand has a 4-3 head-to-head record against India in World Cups.Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson were part of the Under-19 World Cup in 2008.last_img read more


Shohei Ohtani officially slated to return to Angels rotation on Wednesday

first_imgDETROIT — Shohei Ohtani will return to the mound on Wednesday, with nine days rest since his last start.“Body-wise, I can’t really tell at this point if I needed those two or three days, but I was able to hit an extra couple games because of those two or three days, so in that way it worked out,” Ohtani said through his interpreter on Tuesday, after the Angels officially announced his return to the rotation.Ohtani pitched against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 20, his third straight outing on a Sunday. Instead of having him pitch last Sunday in New York, the Angels pushed him back a couple days, citing “workload management.”Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Angels are trying to manage a player who is playing a virtually unprecedented role, as a hitter and pitcher. Although they have his history in Japan for a roadmap as to how to handle him, in some ways this is all an experiment. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Albert Pujols had his 1,945th RBI in Monday’s game, which passed Ty Cobb for eighth on the all-time list.UP NEXTAngels (Shohei Ohtani, 4-1, 3.35) at Tigers (Mike Fiers, 4-3, 4.78), Wednesday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articles Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “This whole program, we won’t have a report card until the season is over,” Manager Mike Scioscia said.With the season at its one-third point, Ohtani is hitting .291 with six homers and 20 RBIs. He has a .929 OPS. As a pitcher, he is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 40-1/3 innings.Ohtani is on a pace to reach double figures in victories and homers, a feat not achieved since Babe Ruth did it in 1918.“I think everything is going well so far,” Ohtani said. “No injuries at all. The body feels great. The performance is somewhat there, so I’m satisfied so far. … Everything has been really tough so far. I still have a lot of hurdles to overcome. I just need to work hard every day to be able to overcome those hurdles, so I’ll keep going forward.”ALSOJustin Upton was presented with an award from the Detroit media as the Tigers player of the year for 2017. Upton hit .279 with 28 homers in five months with the Tigers before they traded him to the Angels on Aug. 31. … Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


Whether he encounters boos or cheer, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looks forward to return to Detroit

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions If the Lakers are unable to land their top choices in free agency – LeBron James and Paul George – could Caldwell-Pope see a long-term fit in L.A.?“It would be good to be here,” he said. “But I’m just going to leave it up with my agent and the Lakers organization and how they think I would fit and what’s good for me.”HIP NOTICEDIsaiah Thomas will miss a second straight game on Monday in Detroit due to the sore right hip that kept him sidelined against the Grizzlies.“He said it’s been sore and he thinks a couple days off will help, so I said of course,” Walton said.Thomas missed seven months due to a torn labrum in his hip following last season and appeared in just 15 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded to the Lakers at the trade deadline. In 17 games with the Lakers, Thomas has averaged 15.6 points in nearly 27 minutes per game.He played 25 minutes on Thursday in the Lakers loss against the Pelicans in New Orleans and finished with 15 points.It was just another blow to the Lakers already depleted roster. The Lakers will hold a light walk-through on Sunday focused on trying to get Brandon Ingram back for Monday’s trip finale.But Josh Hart remains at home with a broken bone in his left hand and Channing Frye, while available for the past two games, has not played since undergoing an appendectomy over the All-Star break.ALSOWith the conclusion of the South Bay Lakers’ season on Saturday, two-way players Alex Caruso and Gary Payton II became eligible to rejoin the Lakers. Payton is expected to do so in Detroit, but Caruso is currently out with a concussion. “It’s a different building,” Caldwell-Pope said, “(so) it wouldn’t feel the same. I made a lot of my career in the Palace, but it’s just going to feel good to see the arena, see old fans there and old friends. I should have a good time.”Caldwell-Pope is averaging 13.7 points and a career-high 5.5 rebounds per game for the Lakers. He has started all 64 of the games in which he has played and has seen his numbers spike in the second half of the season.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It was easy for me to move on once that process happened,” he said.Detroit’s front office renounced his rights, allowing Caldwell-Pope to sign a one-year, $18 million deal with the Lakers.It was not the deal that Caldwell-Pope imagined when he first hit free agency in pursuit of a maximum contract. So this summer he will try again, hitting the open market in a top-heavy, but not especially deep, class of free agents.“It’d be nice to settle down in a great home instead of just moving around and stuff like that,” he said. “Right now I’m just thinking about my family and the security that we need.”Monday’s game in Detroit is unlikely to feel like much of a homecoming for the Lakers’ starting shooting guard. This is the first season the Pistons are playing at Little Caesar’s Arena in downtown Detroit, more than 30 miles south of the Palace of Auburn Hills. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img MEMPHIS – In the sixth month of the season, with only a handful of games left in the season, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will finally return to the city where he spent the first four years of his career.In a world where seemingly everyone gets a tribute video, Caldwell-Pope just doesn’t know how the people of Detroit will react to him.“I even asked my wife that,” Caldwell-Pope said Saturday. “I was like, ‘What you think? Will they boo me or give me a standing ovation?’ I don’t know. So, hopefully it’s not a boo, but if so, then it is what it is.”Caldwell-Pope left Detroit after the Pistons traded for all-defense guard Avery Bradley rather than face the prospect of matching an inflated offer sheet for the then-restricted free agent. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more


Prem to drop early transfer deadline as Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs admit defeat

first_imgThe German now feels the move has not worked because European leagues have not followed suit.Boss Poch announced Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has agreed to accept his advice and back European alignment.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £100Chelsea remain a stand-out in opposition to the move. The Blues’ stance is that clubs can simply say ‘No’ to potential suitors.Prem clubs can debate the issue at the first shareholders meeting of the 20 members on September 12.With a simple majority required, it is expected the matter will be formally put to a vote — with England getting in line with Europe.2 Jurgen Klopp was forced to bring in free agent Adrian when No1 Alisson got injuredCredit: Getty PREMIER LEAGUE clubs will have until September 1 to do their transfer business next summer.The about-turn comes after Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs agreed closing the window early simply had not worked.2 Mauricio Pochettino has been left struggling to maintain his star man Christian Eriksen’s focusCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunEuropean clubs had until yesterday to complete their squads for the new term.Prem sides’ window for registering players shut on August 8, one day before the season started.But August saw Mauricio Pochettino distracted by the Christian Eriksen saga at Spurs.And Liverpool had to bring in Adrian as an emergency back-up for injured keeper Alisson.FIVE OF BIG SIX AGREESo five of the Big Six are now supporting a return.Manchester United and City were outvoted in November after trying to put the Prem in line with Europe.Arsenal had pushed for the early window closure when Arsene Wenger was furious at losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool in 2017, two weeks into the season.CHELSEA GOING IT ALONEBut they have now changed their stance.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was also initially in favour of the early closure.last_img read more