With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world’s supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get a lot more, fast? But scaling up vaccine production is a slow and steady process. As one expert explains, it’s not simply adding more water to the soup. Multiple kinds of vaccines use different ingredients, equipment and expertise. Simply converting factories that make something else to brew vaccine can’t happen overnight. And predictions of how much will arrive, when, is an educated guess that depends on no hiccups in a complex manufacturing process.
Bolt, who is a known lover of Dancehall, released a one-minute snippet on his Instagram, announcing his new dancehall rhythm which will be available on July 5. The Olympian named after his own signature sweet champagne cuvee, ‘Usain Bolt Olympe Rose’.According to a press release, the rhythm is a tribute to Bolt’s entry into the world’s luxury alcohol space in collaboration with French alcohol beverage company Pernod Ricard, under its GH Mumm Brand. Bolt was appointed ‘Chief Entertainment Officer’ of GH Mumm in 2016 before collaborating with the alcohol beverage maker to create a cuvee that reflects his own liquor preference.The rhythm will feature five tracks from popular dancehall artists Dexta Daps, Munga Honorable, Ding Dong and close friend of Bolt, Chris Martin. Retired Jamaican Footballer, Richardo “Bibi” Gardener is also featured on the rhythm.It’s no surprise that Usain has dabbled in yet again, another industry. After retiring in 2017, the 32-year-old tried his feet at professional football, joining the Australian soccer club Central Coast Mariners in August 2018. He left the team in January 2019.His other ventures include two Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records Restaurants in Jamaica, with a third that recently opened in the UK. Bolt Mobility, a brand of personal electric scooter was also launched in March of this year. Additionally, he has invested in in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, with a major BPO center currently under construction in Kingston, Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Usain Bolt is proving that he is still, in fact, the King of Tracks, as he sets his sights on yet another business venture- this time in the music industry. read more
Growing up in Arizona, Oscar Valdez was heavily involved in athletics, participating in everything from baseball to track and field and swimming. While he loved playing those sports, stepping into a boxing gym at the age of eight with his dad, who was a former amateur boxer, served as an instant love connection.”I put the gloves on and did some sparring with some kid who had a little more experience than me,” Valdez, who will defend the WBO featherweight title on Saturday against Carmine Tommasone (10 p.m., ESPN), told Sporting News. “I actually did good and hung in there with the kid and immediately fell in love with the sport. I told my dad that I wanted to try boxing.” Join DAZN and watch Tevin Farmer vs. Jono Carroll on March 15The time away made Valdez appreciate the sport more than he ever realized. He plans on taking 11 months worth of frustration out on Tommasone and making his fifth title defense.”Most definitely [missed boxing a lot],” Valdez said. “I’ve always felt that boxing is my passion and is the thing that I love the most. What I know doing best is boxing. I don’t know if I loved it more, but I’ve always been in love with the sport. Being in the ring is my world. I just can’t wait to go in there, give it my best and defend my title.” Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAfter his parents divorced, Valdez moved back to his birthplace, Nogales, Mexico, with his siblings and father, while Valdez’s mother had remarried. Valdez, his dad and siblings moved from house to house for a short time, staying with friends of Oscar Valdez Sr. But even during those trying times, Valdez still had boxing and knew the Sweet Science could be a way to give his family a better life.Valdez wound up taking the bull by the horns in 2008, becoming the first Mexican boxer to win a gold medal at the AIBA youth world championships. He followed that up by qualifying for the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Then, in November 2016, Valdez accomplished something that all fighters dream of when they enter boxing — winning their first world title. He stopped Hiroshige Osawa in the seventh round to capture the WBO featherweight crown. When he sits back and reflects on what he’s been able to accomplish at such a young age, Valdez knows he wouldn’t have become the fighter he is, and more importantly, the good human being he is, without his father standing right beside him every step of the way. “My father has been the one person that has helped me be where I’m at right now,” admits Valdez, 28. “He’s the one person that’s always been with me from the beginning. He’s the one who put the first glove on me. Who knows where I’d be without my father. There’s a lot of bad things out there. He’s led me to do things the right way and put me on the right path. I’m very thankful to have someone like my dad in my corner.” Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since defeating Scott Quigg in a slugfest back in March in what was one of the best fights in 2018. Although he won the bout via unanimous decision, Valdez suffered a broken jaw in the process and had to have it wired shut. The time off was the worst stretch of Valdez’s life, as he couldn’t eat nor lift weights, causing him to lose muscle mass and his passion — boxing. read more
Chris Long believes Aaron Donald’s talents go beyond his position.The retired defensive end spent a decade in the NFL before calling it a career earlier this year and took credit for recognizing Donald’s skill early on before the Rams star earned back-to-back NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors. Tyreek Hill’s meeting with NFL lasts 8 hours, report says Panthers to be featured on Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing’ Related News “I’d like to credit myself with being the first person to know he was going to be amazing,” Long joked to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s “Huddle Up with Gus” podcast. “We used to joke his rookie camp that he was going to be in the Hall of Fame, but I kind of wasn’t joking.”Long, who was in St. Louis for Donald’s first two seasons from 2014-16 before moving on to the Patriots and eventually the Eagles, called Donald “the best football player in the world, in my opinion” as he credited his drive and determination. “I’ve never seen anybody work so hard, who had so much talent and play so violent and play with such tenacity,” Long said. “This guy would fight you on the field at the drop of a hat, and I respect that about him, and outworks everybody.”I would be the last person in the film room usually at the end of camp, and I would go in there and watch tape once everybody was at home. I started going in there and opening the door and turning the lights on to find my pen or notebook, and he was in there every night.”Donald finished the Rams’ loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 with five tackles and one quarterback hit on Tom Brady, capping a productive 2018 campaign in which he set a new Rams franchise single-season record and the NFL record for most sacks by an interior lineman with 20.5. He also led the league in tackles for loss (25) and quarterback hits (41). Cardinals’ chemistry a work in progress, says Kyler Murray read more