The vaccine project is financed by Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, the Russian Direct Investment Fund.The vaccine was developed by the Gamaleya research institute in Moscow in coordination with the Russian defense ministry.High-profile Russians have already been vaccinated, including President Vladimir Putin’s daughter, nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the president would “inform you about it himself” if he decided to get vaccinated. Russia on Wednesday began inoculating volunteers in Moscow with the country’s new coronavirus vaccine, the capital’s deputy mayor said.Russia announced last month that its vaccine, named “Sputnik V” after the Soviet-era satellite that was the first launched into space in 1957, had already received approval. “The first participants have already had the vaccination at clinics in the capital,” Deputy Mayor Anastasia Rakova, responsible for social development, said in a statement. The Moscow city government website said 40,000 people from the capital can receive the vaccine, given in two doses with a 21-day interval.The site says they are taking part in a “post-registration study” of the vaccine.Those volunteering must not have had COVID-19 or recent contact with anyone ill and must not be pregnant or trying for a baby.Rakova said that more than 35,000 Muscovites had already applied online.The Moscow city’s website says that volunteers will be closely monitored via a specially created app.Russia will also make the vaccine available shortly for people in high-risk groups: medics and teachers, who will receive it on a voluntary basis and will also be monitored.Russia raised concerns among Western scientists by announcing that the vaccine had received approval before full clinical trials has been completed. Patients in early trials involving 76 people all developed antibodies, according to research published in The Lancet medical journal last week, while experts said the trials were too small to prove safety and effectiveness.The phase three trials, which the health ministry said began on Wednesday, are more rigorous and include some volunteers receiving a placebo. These will take part in several countries, according to the vaccine’s website. Russia has said it is ready to manufacture 500 million doses of vaccine per year.The country has confirmed more than 1 million coronavirus cases and 18,305 people have died. Moscow’s infection rate has been relatively stable in recent months with 642 new cases confirmed Wednesday. Topics :
Hong Kong-based container shipping and logistics service company Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) doesn’t plan to order any new ships at the moment.Stephen Ng, Director of Trades at OOCL, said this in a statement to World Maritime News when asked about the rumored 23,000 TEU sextet order.Namely, various maritime media reports said earlier this week that OOCL was readying to order six LNG-ready 23,000 TEU containerships, following the completion of the sale of the Long Beach Container Terminal.“Our company is constantly reviewing capacity requirement. There is no plan to order new ship at this moment,” Stephen Ng said.The terminal divestment is being pursued by COSCO Shipping Holdings’ as part of its USD 6.3 billion takeover of Orient Overseas International Limited (OOIL), a concession required by the U.S. regulators in order to clear the merger.OOIL’s shipping arm OOCL holds a 40-year concession to operate the facility at the Port of Long Beach, which is one of the biggest gateways for imports into the US.COSCO and Shanghai International Port (Group) concluded the acquisition of OOIL’s shares on July 13, 2018. The merger will provide for a combined fleet of 400 vessels, with capacity exceeding 2.9 million TEUs including orderbook, Drewry’s data shows.The two companies will keep separate listing, branding, management and staff of COSCO and OOIL.OOCL took delivery of the sixth and the last in a series of the company’s 21,000+ TEU class ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) in January 2018. The 21,413 TEU boxships, OOCL Japan, OOCL Indonesia, OOCL Scandinavia, OOCL United Kingdom, OOCL Hong Kong and OOCL Germany, have been deployed on OOCL’s Asia-North Europe Loop 1 (LL1) trade lane.The company has no newbuids on order, according to the data from VesselsValue.World Maritime News Staff
As if it were possible to love him even more, stand by and wait for your admiration of N’Golo Kante to grow ten-fold.The story goes that after playing a central role in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Cardiff City on Saturday, Kante was due to spend the rest of the weekend in Paris with his family.Unfortunately, the France midfielder missed his Eurostar train and was therefore stranded in London as a result.The devout Muslim used his mobile phone to search for a local mosque where he could partake in evening prayer.It was at the mosque that Kante was recognised by a small group of football fans who, on discovering he had missed his train, invited the Blues star back to their house for dinner. World Cup winner, former premier league player of the year, 2 time premiership winner casually joined us to watch MOTD after visiting a local mosque. True definition of being humble. What a man. pic.twitter.com/y14NanXKPn— J (@jahrul999) September 16, 2018The gang enjoyed a nice curry, chatted, played a few games of FIFA and then settled down to watch BBC Premier League highlights show “Match of the Day,” which rather bizarrely featured highlights of the man sitting next to them on the couch.Amazing. Totally surreal, but amazing nonetheless. All hail Kante, a man so genuinely humble, polite and talented that he has quickly come to unite all football fans, regardless of club or national loyalties, behind him.
Facebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Tumwater Auto SpaApril 22 has been designated Earth Day. Each year a new theme is chosen to encourage citizens of the world to think about the choices they make and how they affect the health of our planet. This year’s theme is Trees for the Earth. This theme was chosen to encourage cities and individuals around the world to consider the important role trees play in a healthy Earth. Not only do trees provide beauty to the world around us but they help us have healthier and cleaner air as they filter out harmful CO2 from our atmosphere.Earth Day is a time to reflect on our habits and how they impact our planet.Earth Day Network continues monitoring the Billion Acts of Green by asking individuals to share their stories in video, pictures, and in written form about how they are making choices in their daily lives that make planet Earth healthier. These Acts of Green include such daily activities as choosing to wash your clothes in cold water, picking up garbage in your community or taking your vehicle to a commercial Green certified car wash instead of washing it at home. This year it may include planting a new tree and truly working toward this year’s theme of Trees for Earth!When you wash your car at home you are putting soap and dirt, as well as oil, grease, solvents, nutrients, and metals into our local bodies of water. While most individuals who wash their own cars at home do not think that the simple act of washing their car has a negative impact on the environment when just the opposite is true. A survey in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties found that almost 40% of all residents were still washing their cars at home. Just think about the amount of harmful pollutants that are being sent into local storm water drains which flows unfiltered into our streams, rivers, lakes and ultimately into Puget Sound.Washing your car at Tumwater Auto Spa is an environmentally conscious choice.You can do your Act of Green by making the simple choice of using a commercial carwash instead of washing your car at home. Tumwater Auto Spa located at 6040 Capital Blvd., Tumwater, WA has been awarded “Green” status among carwashes in the area. Over 85% of the water used to wash your car is being recycled and reused at Tumwater Auto Spa. The oil, grime, dirt and soap flowing off of your car as it is being washed are filtered by their state-of-the-art reclaim system. The only water that finds its way into the local sewer system is water that is free of these contaminants!Tumwater Auto Spa also has a fundraiser program that will work with your club or organization to still have carwash fundraiser but without doing damage to our local water systems. Make the right choice—make the green choice by using your neighborhood commercial carwash. Do your part this year as together we create Green Cities!
“I thought we started the season not in as good as shape as other teams so we spent the past week doing some dry land training and working on lots of skill development,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw when asked about the mini-training camp one month into the season. “We adopted the lunch pail mentality and I feel it’s starting to pay off and will go a long way to making us a better team.”First up is a team the Leafs is Beaver Valley, a divisional rival who doubled Nelson 6-3 in the first meeting between the two clubs at the NDCC Arena.Saturday Nelson plays host to the 2-4 Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. before concluding the Thanksgiving weekend with a 1 p.m. contest Sunday against 4-7 Princeton Posse.“An 0-4 start is not what we wanted but it’s still early in the season and if we have a good weekend we can move right up the standings and prove to the league this will be a competitive hockey team,” explained Shaw, assuming his role behind the bench as head coach after serving a three-game suspension.The Leafs defence will be bolstered by the return of rugged rearguard Tyler Parfeniuk. The Kelowna product has been out of the lineup with an injury since game one of the season.However, while Parfeniuk resumes play, the news is not as good for winger Cody Abbey. Shaw said the medical staff is taking a cautious approach to make sure Abbey’s injury does not get any worse.Shaw said Marcus Beesley gets the start in goal tonight of the Leafs in Fruitvale. However, tonight’s backup Darren Hogg should see action in one of the two home games.LEAGUE NOTES: Castlegar winger Ryan Aynsley has been voted the player of the month for the Kootenay Conference. The Kelowna product is tied for the league lead in scoring with Thierry Martine of Osoyoos, each with 20 points. Aynsley shot up the scoring ladder with a six-point game last month against Grand Forks. Brandon Formosa of the Sicamous Eagles earned the honour in the Okanagan Conference. . . .The Nitehawks will be without the services of Tyler Collins and Bryan Hinchcliffe. The KIJHL handed the players three and four game suspensions, respectively for fighting and misconduct penalties. Cale Wright of Fernie was given three games for a match penalty while three Revelstoke Grizzlies’ players — Derek Grimm (1), Cody Larsen (3) and Braeden Monk (1) were also disciplined by the league. email@example.com By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsBelieve it or not, for as bad a start the Nelson Leafs experienced the club is only four points out of second in the Neil Murdoch standings and eight behind division leading Castlegar Rebels.And now, thanks to a quirk in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League schedule, the Leafs have played fewer games than every other team in the Murdoch Division.Nelson, idle since September 29th, gets a chance to make a comeback when the team plays three games in three days, starting tonight in Fruitvale against a team higher in the standings — the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.